I just stumbled upon a company called ZIP-Task. That company claims to realize online outsourcing projects in a different way than I have seen before. In conventional online outsourcing companies (e.g. oDesk, eLance, etc.) developers are more or less on their own.
ZIP-Task says the organise projects in a more systematical way (especially by first installing a project manager) but still selecting team members from an open freelancer pool on demand.
That special company seems a bit weird. For potential freelancers they even do not provide an explicit way of contacting them (e.g. by e-mail) other then applying for their pool. That creeps me out a little. Also they do not provide any detailed information for potential freelancers. At least I could not find anything.
Still the idea is interesting from a possible freelancer's point of view since I made very bad experiences with oDesk and similar sites (from a customer point of view). I think the ZIP task way may be a good idea. However I could not find any other companies that provide similar services.
Does someone have experiences with that special company? Are there any other companies that realize a similar online outsourcing concept?