We’ve assisted The Lowdown by making a complete re-architecture of their current platform. They currently offer various services such as ordering pills online, booking appointments with the doctor, and reviewing contraceptive products. We have already rebuilt current functionalities, adding new tools such as contraception recommendations.
Users are now also able to communicate with other users, and even ask them questions about their experience with a certain contraceptive method.
We’ve used technologies such as React, Next.js, Node.js; and hosted everything on AWS.
Story behind The Lowdown
Founded in 2019, Alice Pelton started The Lowdown because she realised that she couldn’t find useful data on other women’s experiences with contraception.
Through the website, anyone is able to leave a review for a brand or method of contraception they’ve tried. Leaving a review takes only a couple of minutes, and all users have to do is pick the type and brand of contraception they are currently using or have used in the past and answer a few questions about their experiences.
Reviews can be published anonymously, or with the users’ name depending on what they choose. Other than that, the information made publicly available is the users’ age, height, weight, and whether they’ve previously given birth; if they decide to give those details. Users can then filter reviews based on satisfaction level, ranging from excellent to terrible.