What was the scope of their involvement?
14 Oranges Software built an iOS app available in the Apple Store. I provided their team with a decision tree for my app hand-written on pieces of paper. I met with a teammate of theirs who writes code as well as the owner of the company. From there, they took my pieces of paper and brought the product to life.
The next phase involved beta testing, which their team organized for me. We had about 25 beta testers who were technically unsavvy women. Part of the beta testing was to identify where users would run into problems or platform glitches that 14 Oranges Software fixed.
Then, we launched the app as a much more polished product than we had for testing. They’re providing ongoing development support. Through their day to day use of the app, users will send emails with suggestions. I’ll sit down with the 14 Oranges Software team about the ideas and they’ll give me a quote for the work.
What is the team composition?
Three people from 14 Oranges Software worked on this project. I communicated with a brainiac code writer, a software teammate, and Sylvain (Founder and CEO, 14 Oranges Software), who was my shepherd. He kept me in tune with the project, kept me organized, and watched my back.
How did you come to work with 14 Oranges Software?
At the time when I sought a developer, I saw a television ad of theirs one night. I met with people in development who told me to go offshore but that option requires you to know what you're doing. I didn’t know what I was doing, all I knew was my area of expertise—menopause.
How much have you invested with them?
We’ve spent between $35,000–$40,000 on the app.
What is the status of this engagement?
We began working together in early 2016 and I’m still working with them.