Craftsmanship digitalization
Makerist
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A digital solution that helps DIY designers and craft businesses digitalize their activity!

Location:Berlin, Germany

Wolfpack Digital | client reviews

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From the first day, Wolfpack was extremely committed, reliable and delivered solutions in outstanding quality. I also enjoyed that the Wolfpack team made lots of very useful suggestions and deeply cared about our company. Working with Wolfpack feels like working with your own team.
Axel Heinz
CEO and Founder of Makerist

developingMakerist

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Makerist is a digital solution that makes traditional crafts accessible on the web in a simple and fun manner in order to offer inspiration and motivate people to become makers and help DIY artists. The marketplace provides crafting materials and patterns sold by independent designers and small companies.

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the challenge

Makerist needed to scale-up the platform and our team of experts’ mission on this project was to improve its scalability and performance and to add new features.

the solution

We started to improve the website and used Ruby on Rails for the entire platform to ensure a smooth and clean code. 

Once the architecture was done, in order to connect the user of the web app with desirable content, we implemented a complex global search based on the Algolia search engine. For the Makerist sellers, we developed a CMS (content management system) to help artists manage their profiles, upload & sell their designs, and monitor their sales.

The Makerist platform is fully scalable now, and everyone using it can easily combine all the learning resources, videos, and showcases to learn a new hobby in an interactive and innovative way and to sell their crafts! This platform helps crafting businesses digitalize their activity in an effective way. 

the result

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app development services

our contribution
  • Defining requirements;
  • UI/UX design for a new CMS;
  • Front-end and back-end web development for the entire web app;
  • Project management.

features

  • Performance improvements on the website;
  • Global search based on Algolia search engine;
  • Full CMS development.

tools & technologies

ruby on rails
Sketch
Postgres
Algolia
HAML
SASS
JS

the app launch

success story

Makerist is Europe's biggest crafting platform that got an impressive exit and a transaction in the double-digit million range in March 2020.

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Axel Heinz & Amber Riedl founders of Makerist.

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Makerist providing online advanced courses that can help anyone become a true sewing expert.

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The home of all crafts and talents - the Makerist office.

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