Look4App developed an MVP [minimum viable product] application similar to Instagram to allow users to take fashion photos and get votes and advice on the best trends from other users.
Look4App has a full team of experts to tackle every angle of the project. They often have better ideas for the end product than the client.
"Look4App was able to provide us with every resource we needed, from designers to project managers, analysts, market researchers, and programmers."
Introduce your business and what you do there.
We provide an application similar to Instagram, allowing users to take and post fashion-related pictures which are voted by their peers. The goal is to find out what styles should be bought and worn. The app has a never-ending feed, with enough content as to never become boring. We are a startup company during its seed stage, with one investor already onboard.
I am the chief executive officer and a co-owner of the company. I am in charge of research, marketing, and sales.
What challenge were you trying to address with Look4App?
We needed help to develop our web and mobile applications. Our aim is to become the most recognizable brand in the fashion app market.
What was the scope of their involvement?
Look4App designed and developed our app. We didn't have any experience in the area, but we knew which direction we wanted to take, so we relied on their consultation in order to design our concepts. Look4App also provided advice on how we should promote the app during the MVP stage. We've tried out a number of functionalities in order to get feedback from users and see which ones should be pursued further. It was better for us not to develop the whole application at once, but to have it built in stages.
How did you come to work with Look4App?
I found Look4App through the web, looking on clutch.co among other places, after making searches for Polish developers. We also looked at companies in Ukraine, but the language barrier was an issue. We received proposals from 3 companies and chose the least expensive option.
How much have you invested with Look4App?
The cost of our web application is going to be around $100,000. The MVP development has had a cost of $50,000. Look4App has a rate of $25 per hour.
What is the status of this engagement?
We started working with Look4App in May 2016. The MVP phase for the mobile app was completed one month ago. We're now developing additional functionalities, as well as the web app itself.
Could you share any evidence that would demonstrate the productivity, quality of work, or the impact of the engagement?
The main promotion campaign will be started in January 2017. For now, we've launched a demo on the web, promoting it to bloggers in Asia. The feedback has been that our application is very good and that it should be published in its complete form.
How did Look4App perform from a project management standpoint?
The communication level and pricing were okay for us, so I am satisfied. We're working with Look4App on a constant basis.
What did you find most impressive about Look4App?
Look4App was able to provide us with every resource we needed, from designers to project managers, analysts, market researchers, and programmers. Look4App stuck to the timeline, actually finishing a bit early.
Are there any areas Look4App could improve?
I provide feedback to Look4App's team constantly, but I can't highlight anything in particular at this time.
What tips or recommendations could you share that might increase the likelihood of success with Look4App?
Clients should let Look4App design the application and its functionality, instead of providing specific briefs. Look4App's ideas are likely to be better than the client's. After some initial discussions, people can better determine what they actually want, which is what happened in our case.