Kokoa is an application which helps its users find the best apps for education and learning purposes. Kokoa is a Finnish educational startup that developed an educational quality certificate for learning apps. With the Kokoa app, users can discover the best apps for education and learning.
The project was initiated because Kokoa wanted to improve their main business process - creation of evaluations of educational products. Before the Kokoa Elevate tool was built, evaluators had to prepare evaluations manually, which was a very time consuming and error prone process. The idea behind the project was to implement a tool that will facilitate the creation of evaluations by introducing a wizard-like web-based application. Once the evaluation is finished, the evaluated product could be easily showcased on Kokoa portal.
Kokoa Elevate was one of the first commercial products using Google Slides API. The project was started just after the first official release of the API. When developing next versions of the Kokoa Elevate tool Espeo had to rework its architecture, to make it possible for groupwork and more controlled process of evaluating the educational products.
The goal of Kokoa was to offer a tool that evaluates the learning aspects of educational products: including applications or other digital aids.
Espeo was fully responsible for the technical side of the project. We proposed an architecture and suggested using Google Slides API, which was a great choice and allowed Kokoa to reuse the evaluation resources they had been using before the project was even started. Espeo team took care of both front-end and back-end development. We built a complex web-based evaluation tool that follows a scientifically proven method in every aspect of the reviewing process. We also developed the Kokoa website along with a product catalog. In addition to programming, we lead the testing efforts. At the moment Kokoa Elevate is in the production mode and Espeo is taking care of the maintenance of the platform.
Agile project management
Consulting / advisory
Espeo exceeds expectations in terms of quality. The team delivered a sophisticated, bug-free product that has received positive feedback from internal users. They are highly flexible and responsive. - Toni Mustonen, Head of Operations, Kokoa (Finland)