Education & E-Learning


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Video Tutor is an online learning platform for IB students and offers them with a powerful way to prepare & the rock the exams of the IB Diploma.

Key Challenges wanted to offer IB Diploma students an effective online learning platform that can prove a powerful way to prepare for their exams. The online learning is imparted using the fantastic tutoring videos, human helpdesk and one-to-one tutoring.

Proposition & Solution

Xicom designed and developed a professional online learning website for IB diploma students to provide them with the access to world-class educational resources anywhere, anytime. Our solution include following features:

  • Users registration via Facebook or direct registration at the website and the profile management module. The users can also opt for different type of paid memberships after utilizing 14 days free trial.
  • Registered users can review world-class educational resources anywhere, anytime using "Fantastic Tutoring Videos", "Human Helpdesk" and "One-to-One Tutoring" through the website.
  • User can view tutor profile and can book the session by paying appropriate fees on hourly basis.
  • Payment gateway integration using Recurly allowing the users to register for paid membership.
  • Kissmetrics API integration for tracking and report generation.
  • API integration for posting online queries.
  • Extensive admin reporting for managing entire site activities.

Results & Benefits

Our solution met the exact requirements of Video-tutor and helped the site gain huge traffic in a small span of time of 2 months. Following were the key benefits that we as a contractor successfully provided to Video Tutor.

  • VideoTutor was able to launch and market the product timely as we as a contractor ensured that the deliverables were provided on time so as to meet all the deadlines.
  • VideoTutor is extremely satisfied with the outcome of this project and the quality of the finished product overall was very high meeting their expectations.
  • VideoTutor is extremely satisfied with the deliverables provided on time and within budget.
  • VideoTutor worked with us using the DTM Model whereby they hired dedicated resources and had the flexibility to bring change in scope so as to get the final product managed with the changing scenario of online learning platform.
  • Faster delivery of new features and higher overall software quality increased the client satisfaction, thereby increasing our revenue and customer retention.


The solution was developed using a combination of CakePHP Framework (MVC platform) and WordPress (CMS) on the server side and XHTML/CSS3/Jquery was used on the client side. The application extensively used new technologies, database indexing and database/application level caching to improve the overall application performance and scalability.

Client Reviews

Xicom has a team of highly talented developers along with very strong internal design team and a team that is monitoring technology innovation as it's happening thus bringing in their vast experience to take the project to very high stadards. Xicom have fully understood the project requirements and have provided very accurate development estimates which are helping us ensure that we are on track to deliver to scope and on schedule. Updates are delivered almost immediately and communication, which could be a key concern on an outsourcing project has not been an issue at all with Xicom. Well done to all the team!

Marc BrunBen (Co-Founder & CEO)