The client is Stylematch, an Australian startup focused on creating a fashion marketplace. The client was in need of a mobile application for their company. Techugo was hired to create a second version of the app, since Stylematch was not pleased with the work done by their previous developers. The work took approximately three months.
The client was satisfied with the work provided by Techugo. The client praised Techugo for their quality of coding, their problem solving skills, and their open and transparent style of communication. Stylematch highly recommends Techugo to others.
"Techugo performed very well. Their quality of work was far superior to the previous development company. The app is performing better than the previous build, and there have been zero bugs since launching."
Please give me a brief description of your company.
Stylematch is a digital startup business redefining how consumers shop and engage fashion. Stylematch is an interactive fashion marketplace empowering people with a new way to search, try-on and buy fashion using innovative mobile solutions.
What is your position?
I am the founder and Chief Executive Officer of the startup.
What business challenge were you trying to address with Techugo?
We needed help with developing our Stylematch iOS application. We needed an app that was fully operational, stable and optimized in a timely and cost-effective manner.
Please describe the scope of their involvement in greater detail.
Techugo developed the Stylematch app version II. We had version one of the App developed via another organization, however we were not satisfied with the quality of the app coding and timing, so we went to Techugo to re-develop the app for version II. The second generation was a major overhaul in terms of functionality, features, supported iOS, and user interface design.
How did you come to work with Techugo?
We researched companies within India that we had heard good things about, also companies that had offices in multiple locations, and worked on complex projects that were commercial and consumer focused. After reviewing a handful of businesses, we then reviewed various blogs/forums to find out what others were saying about their “quality of work” and “ability to deliver”. Finally, we also knew the Chief Technology Officer [CTO] of Techugo, whom I had worked with before and had a good rapport with.
We provided a brief for what was required. Techugo responded with a capabilities document. We then had many chats over skype & email with the CTO and lead software engineer to talk through the brief and how the work would be completed. This was the final process before engaging with Techugo for the work.
Could you provide a sense of the size of this initiative in financial terms?
We have spent around $200,000. The project took 3 months from start to finish.
When was the project completed?
Three months after the development brief was finalized and submitted.
Could you share any statistics or metrics from this engagement?
The iOS app was developed on time and within budget. Techugo resolved all issues in a timely manner and we collaboratively worked on all matters as they arose.
How did Techugo perform from a project management standpoint?
Techugo performed very well. Their quality of work was far superior to the previous development company. The app is performing better than the previous build, and there have been zero bugs since launching. Techugo was very knowledgeable about the coding requirements for iOS and with coming up with good solutions when required.
What distinguishes Techugo from other providers?
Their quality of coding, problem solving skills and ability to recommend a solution when an issue arose, and their open and transparent communication.
Is there anything Techugo could have improved or done differently?
No. We’re very happy.
What advice would you give to a future client of theirs?
Develop a good brief that includes features, functionality and designs. Make sure you send them workshop features within the functionality to better display the end outcome (simulations/story-board). Also, do a user test at key development milestones/deliverables.