For people who need to manage their own freelance projects — such as web developers and personal trainers — Justin Shelby hopes the company he founded in 2012 will be the solution.
Artichoke is a mobile client management app for iOS and Android that allows self-employed workers to make appointments and keep tabs on clients. (The app itself is a responsive web application as opposed to a native mobile app.) As Shelby explained at a recent Baltimore TechBreakfast, the app also allows users to:
- Store the billing information from clients (done through Stripe), which allows for mobile payment processing with the touch of a button inside the app and no need to trade credit card information repeatedly.
- Take notes on clients’ projects and meetings with clients.
- See clients’ recent activity.
- View a list of clients who have checked in for an appointment
Artichoke is a 2013 graduate of the AccelerateBaltimore program run by the Emerging Technology Center, and so far has been self-funded with more than $200,000. The apps costs $29 per month to use.
Watch the video of Shelby presenting at TechBreakfast in November:
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