What was the scope of their involvement?
The original project was the development of the app as well as some revisions. We had an existing app but needed to take it up a notch from a 1.0 to 2.0 version. 14 Oranges made the app less rigid as well as more flexible and user-friendly so it was adaptive to the needs of the organization.
Currently, we’re working with them on the 3.0 version which is expanding that app to include technical competencies. When apprentices are learning from their mentors, the platform includes what they’ll be learning on the skill and technical sides. The app is for iOS and Android.
In addition to that, they’re supporting us on similar projects to develop more websites in relation to more communication. They also support implementation with larger clients as well as provide technical support and troubleshooting.
They were originally brought on to handle quick fixes and changes, but it became more apparent that things needed to change. 14 Oranges was really the driver in giving us good input and feedback that helped support those decisions as well.
What is the team composition?
I have direct contact with three individuals; however, I anticipate there are more people behind the scenes.
How did you come to work with 14 Oranges Software?
The app was already developed when I came to the company. 14 Oranges was one of the past possible contenders of developing the app at that time. This time around, having a chance to meet with them and receive the advice, input, and comments they gave even before the project was a big change for us.
Their team knew we were a smaller organization, but we had a large footprint. Their ability to recognize that and provide an analytical and outside perspective was invaluable. There were a few weeks of this before any commitment was made. That was a major driver in comparison to other vendors we considered.
How much have you invested with them?
We’ve invested between $80,000–$120,000.
What is the status of this engagement?
We worked on the second version from October 2019–March 2020.