What was the scope of their involvement?
Currently, they design and develop software and web applications in Java for desktops and mobile. They do everything. I only talked them through my ideas and they do the rest.
We also did another project with them called “golf café”, an iOS and Android app where you can order food and beverages on a golf course and get feedback from the restaurant or the food store. I had the idea and showed them what I wanted to do with it. They did all the development and some add-ons with cool features.
For example, there’s a GPS feature where restaurant owners can see all the registered users on the golf course and users can define their own food and drink menu on a web page. Users can also get a signal when you’re at a specific tee where you have 20 minutes to go to the next food station and that it’s now the best time to order.
It rings a bell at the restaurant and they confirm the order. The feedback goes back to the app once the order has been finished and is ready for pickup. There’s a notification on the app and you can also pay in advance and put deposits on.
What is the team composition?
For the tech log, there are two people. For the golf app, there’s Olga (CEO, A5 Mobile Development] and one Android and one iOS developer.
How did you come to work with A5 Mobile Development?
I know Olga from her time in Frankfurt when she worked for a gaming company. She went back to Ukraine and founded her own company. We’ve been in touch for a while and when we needed support for Java development, for our tech logbook, I contacted her and we decided to work together from there.
How much have you invested with them?
For the tech log, we’ve spent 160,000 euros so far (approximately 181,000 USD). For the golf app, we’ve spent 25,000 euros (approximately 28,000 USD).
What is the status of this engagement?
We started working together in December 2017 and the work is ongoing.