Phoebus Software, a fellow Codebase tenant, approached Bad Dinosaur to rapidly prototype a mortgage application tool that they were looking to build. They needed it within days, not weeks, and didn't have the internal resource to turn it around in that timescale.
We love prototyping - especially the rapid kind - and this was a great example of how we can prototype and innovate for larger companies. We were approached with rough wireframes showing a general use case for the tool they were looking for. They wanted a clickable prototype that could be used to show to potential customers and gauge their interest. Sometimes a few wireframes and a Powerpoint presentation isn't going to cut it, so they asked us to build something that you could actually interact with and use, almost as if it was the final product, all on the web. Rather than deal with the complexity of integrating with an actual API, we just used the web browser for local data storage, and a separate database to store credentials.
In just five days we had a clickable web application along with full user authentication, that remembered and stored everything you did. It meant that when it came to showing the prototype to potential customers, they could have it all prepped and ready with information that would show the applicaiton off as best as possible.