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Miquido

Mobile & Web Development for Messaging Startup

Overall rating: 

4.5

Quality: 

Average: 4.5 (1 vote)

Schedule: 

Average: 4.5 (1 vote)

Cost: 

Average: 5 (1 vote)

Willing to refer: 

Average: 4.5 (1 vote)

Project summary: 

Miquido provides a variety of services including backend solution development, website redesign, marketing material production, and iOS and Android development.

Feedback summary: 

Miquido produces systems that function well and become widely used. The agency’s staff is highly accessible, even including the top executives. They are a rapidly-growing agency that improves from feedback and is always adding resources.

"Miquido's systems function very well because they test thoroughly before delivering their modules."

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

We were set up in 2001 as a backend software developer for IP network device control. We also set up another system around 2 years ago in order to focus on consumer applications.

I am the Chief Executive Officer of the company. I have an extensive experience in the telecoms, cable, and programming sectors.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Miquido?

We needed resources for developing a mobile application. Our target audience is the college age demographic, users who are familiar with social media platforms and are used to sharing content with friends, communicating around that content. We ultimately plan to open up to both younger and older demographics, creating an all-mind environment in which all friends are connected and able to watch the same content at once through mobile devices, almost as if they were in the same room.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We have worked with Miquido on a media/messaging application developed for both iOS and Android. Miquido is also working on our backend solution, which was developed partly by us.

We also plan on using Miquido for our website redesign, as well as marketing material production.

How did you come to work with Miquido?

We needed to find a developer for video and TV services. I had the technical director of the company manage the search. After several weeks of shortlisting, we hired them. We did a Skype interview with their team and chose them out of 4 firms.

How much have you invested with Miquido?

We will spend over $100,000 this year. Most years we spend around $100,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started our collaboration with Miquido over three years ago. This is ongoing work with major projects being added on a rolling basis.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any evidence that would demonstrate the productivity, quality of work, or the impact of the engagement?

Their systems are being used a lot currently. I can compare them to a couple of other subcontractors. Miquido's systems function very well because they test thoroughly before delivering their modules. They can also do integrations, and sometimes they do for us.

How did Miquido perform from a project management standpoint?

They were smaller and weaker with project management before. Project managers and tools are great for productivity and collaboration.

What did you find most impressive about Miquido?

I get great access to the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer, which gives us extra confidence. They go above and beyond for us. I know that their business is based on relationships and personal referrals, which is the best way to build a company.

Are there any areas Miquido could improve?

They are small and growing quickly so sometimes it can be difficult to get resources when you need them. It’s a minor problem and can be overcome with proper planning. If you tell them in advance what you need, they usually can make arrangements to suit your project.

RATINGS

4.5
Overall Score
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They generally hit project deadlines well, but sometimes resources can be hard to procure exactly when you want them.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They are very strong in this regard.
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    From our perspective, they performed well compared to expectations. I can say confidently that they are stronger than most offshore subcontractors we tried.
  • 4.5 NPS
    Willing to refer
    They are a great group to work with.