Miquido developed iOS and Android mobile apps, working first on the designs and then completing the build. Both versions of the app have an integrated payment platform and new features continue to be developed.
The completed applications recently launched and are well-received in the App Store, rating highly. Communicating well, sticking to the project structure, and maintaining a friendly working relationship, the team works hard and is truly invested in the project and its success.
“In the App Store, we have 4.6 points and all the feedback is positive.”
Introduce your business and what you do there.
We’re a radio company in Germany and are building an app for our customers to be able to listen to the radio without ads and commercials. I’m the head of streaming services.
What challenge were you trying to address with Miquido?
We wanted to build a user-friendly app for the classical market and didn’t have an in-house team.
What was the scope of their involvement?
They were in charge of developing an iOS and Android app. They did the design first and then built all the tech behind it to make it work. It wasn’t normal on-demand streaming; it’s a special radio on demand mixture that’s quite complicated. Their focus was to develop some features and place them in this premium service.
One feature is people can decide if they want to listen to the news, to the weather, to the stock market, or anything else. They don’t have to just listen to music, but can switch it on and off. There’s a channel mixer for different playlists. Users can take 5 or 6 and mix them together with a crossfading function.
On the Android app, they integrated Stripe. On the iOS app, they’re working on a payment system now. They’re continuing to build new features and make the apps more beautiful.
How did you come to work with Miquido?
They were recommended to us. We considered several companies but Miquido understood the project quite well and had done other, very up-to-date similar projects. They were really comfortable with the music delivering system, which is quite complicated. We picked them because they already had experience.
How much have you invested with them?
250,000 euros [$305,600].
What is the status of this engagement?
We started working together in January 2017 and the work is ongoing.
What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?
We’re pretty young in the market. We just launched just before Christmas. In the App Store, we have 4.6 points and all the feedback is positive. The first people are paying now.
How did Miquido perform from a project management standpoint?
They were very good. We were very satisfied with everything. It was very structured and they were honest. We didn’t have many issues. They were pretty good with timelines and made accurate estimations. The communication is also good.
What did you find most impressive about them?
They’re really smart people. They’re quite attached to the company and have a really good feeling for the employees. It’s not just work for them; they are connected to the company.
Are there any areas they could improve?
When we wanted them to start another project, they declined because they said it wasn’t their specialty. We went to somebody else and figured out it’s pretty difficult. In the end, it was bad for us, but it’s good that they are honest about their limitations. They don’t just say yes in order to make money.