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Prova

Crowdsourced Project Team Building


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Published 04/29/2011 and rated Ratingstars1 1 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
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What can you use the app for?

Prova is a design agency that works through crowd sourcing. Users can add their design projects to Prova to begin putting together a team of creative professionals who can make it happen. The user can post a contest and receive over 40 unique potential designs. The user selects the best and awards the winner. Through Prova, the user can see better quality responses and stay within their project budget. Users can provide as much detail as they like along with information on what they do, the prize amount, brand name, slogan, advertisement type, goals, tech specs, target audience, why their brand is unique, message the finished product should communicate, customer motivation and preferred colors. Free crowd sourcing projects are also listed for qualified users to get involved with.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

Prova was founded in 2008 . The current team remains small, with fewer than five individuals including CEO David Bratvold. The website was intended to give owners a better way to find qualified designs for their advertisements that remain comfortably within their marketing budgets.

What are the differences to other apps?

Prova is similar to other websites that also offer a crowd sourcing approach to design. Prove has a highly professional feel and gives users access to an international crowd. It was featured by About.com, Killer Startups, The Next Web, the San Diego Union Tribune and NBC. Just like similar websites, Prova gives business owners and professionals a cost effective way to put together a team to create fitting advertisements.

How does the web app look and feel to use?

The Prova website has a very modern feel to it with a blue, black and yellow color scheme. The large header features the bubbly circle which is also found in the black and blue Prova logo. Stylish icons help the user find their way around along with a yellow tab that gives the user access to crowd source tools. The project lists include the title, a short description, category, prize amount, current number of entries and how much time is left.

How does the registration process work?

A new user can sign up for a Prova account by clicking the grey “Sign up” link in the upper, right hand corner of the page. The registration form asks the user for a name, username, email address and password. The user must also successfully enter a Captcha code at the bottom of the form before submitting their information. After doing so, the user is given the opportunity to edit their personal details, which require a hometown, current city and current country. Optional fields include date of birth, gender, pay out method, payout email address and a profile image.

What does it cost to use the application?

Users can create a Prova account for free. There is a fee for listing a contest on the website. A fee of approximately $40 is added along with around 15% of the prize amount. If the user does not receive an entry they like, they are given all of their money back. This allows users to create contests without losing money if they do not find a suitable design.

Who would you recommend the application to?

Prova is a website for designers as well as those who need a design. The focus remains on advertising projects. The price is affordable so even a non profit or start up business could add Prova to their marketing budget. There are only a few projects on the site. There are more popular crowdsourcing communities.

  • Post a project for the Prova community to review
  • View entries to select a winning design
  • Receive all of your money back if no design is chosen
  • List projects for a relatively modest fee
  • Browse available Prova contests


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