No registration. Plans changed. Read all below to see why:
Ottitia brings excellent transmen to customers looking for job to be done in the trades industry. Ottitia targets tradesmen such as: Electrical, Plastering, Plumber, Builder, Carper etc.
Ottitia will filter out “cowboy builders” and ensure all tradesmen are properly vetted and keep a professional status.
The model of Ottita:
1: Once registered, you can hire a company directly or post a random job* and that will be assigned to the nearest tradesman based on post code of where the work to be done and the company’s address. *Not yet implemented.
2: Contractor and accept or decline a quote. If accepted, the assigned contractor must create a milestone which will reflect on their final invoice. Once a milestone is created, the employer can review the need for the milestone. When happy, the employer can release the milestone. (Only the employer can release a milestone for a quote they have created).
3: Before creating a milestone, the contractor would have contacted the employer, arrange visits to generate an actual quote for the job. The job may come to less than or more than the original budget. (Either action is yet to be implemented ie: employer disagrees with more than their budget).
4: When the job is completed, the contractor marks the job complete and this generates an invoice for which the customer now pays.
Stripe will be used to top up an employer online account. Milestones will be checked against the employer’s account before releasing a milestone (not yet implemented).
Milestones are deducted from their online account and stored in a table column. This value is not added to the contractor’s account until the customer pays the invoice.
Legal information will be researched to determine what happens when an employer does not want to pay a contractor for his/her job etc.
I welcome you to my very MVP: Ottitia.
PS: You will need to create an account. No validation is coded nor resetting of passwords etc. To fully test, you’ll need both accounts: employer and company. Although your balance will be at £0, the app will still function.
All feedback welcomed: Good, Bad and the Ugly.