Which means that those who write software end up dictating the entire process, leaving an unbalanced relationship – and a lot at stake.
… you’ve probably got a great idea. Maybe you’ve already put a bunch of money into getting it started, or you’ve begun the process of interviewing developers. But the idea of investing potentially hundreds of thousands of dollars in something you don’t really understand, is unsettling.
If you’ve chosen the right components, and how to tell what else you might need
What getting ahold of the product even looks like
If a software vendor is good or bad, which means you have to take their word for it
If there’s any guarantee you’ll be able to launch after you’ve paid your developers
If the timeline, deliverables and price you’ve been quote is fair or will really even give you what you want
Whether the quality of your product (the code) is good, bad, or how to even tell
After interviewing hundreds of non-tech product owners, all of them identified the same problems:
Developers around the world are lining up to partner with HandL because the problems you have create issues for them too.
We’ve created a quality score system that shows code quality in a way that non-code people can understand.
This allows you to set your priorities – and your developer to have a benchmark of where their code needs to be.
As code is created, HandL checks it against the quality score you both have agreed on, giving you the green light when it’s ready and giving the developer a nudge and insights if there’s more work yet to do.
This process will be repeated over and over throughout the entire dev experience, measuring all parts of the code – and keeping you up to date on where your product is at in development.
Absolutely. The whole reason we designed this system was to help people without tech experience and software developers understand each other. We have tried our best to make everything visual and use analogues that contain the least amount of tech jargon possible. If anything at all is unclear, you’ve got our customer support to help you out.
First, it makes it a lot easier for you to get paid. Second, you get control over when your code is released. And third, there’s complete transparency between your work and the client – which means you don’t need to defend your work over and over to someone who doesn’t really understand all the effort put in.
Like everything, quality ALWAYS matters. Poor quality code can break and causes issues when you want to make changes or updates. Good quality code is easy to change, effective, and accommodates for future pivots. That means you can keep building on top of your product without having to start over.
Our first iteration is a “light” escrow, but enough of a vault to guarantee that the transfer of money and code happens at the same time. Our second version will work in milestones with payment releases as you go.
Sure is! You can use the help link or support widget to find out more.
Right now we are still in closed beta testing. But please register your interest and we will reach out to learn more about your product and see we can fit in.
Not at the moment. Our aim is to give you the communication tools to have a much more effective conversation with your tech providers. However, in the future as we build our HandL partners, we plan to provide services around pairing clients of HandL with the perfect developer for their needs.