What was the scope of their involvement?
Accubits Technologies Inc developed a mobile app that helps fitness professionals remain accountable by allowing them to cultivate their reputation on a consolidated platform. Professionals can advertise their services, highlight relevant qualifications, and manage their brand. There’s also a referral and rating component, where users can connect with professionals and write reviews about their experience. It’s a way of promoting more transparency within the health and wellness community so that people feel comfortable procuring services.
Accubits Technologies Inc’s team has been integral in every step of the development process. Initially, we presented them with our problem statement. The CEO then led discussions and requirements workshops to better understand our business challenge on a deeper level. Afterward, they helped scope out the high-level architecture of the solution, which involved creating the entire interaction map and system workflow along with all of the user journeys.
For the development phase, we provided them with preliminary wireframes, which their UX specialist used to develop their own prototype. It’s a set of native iOS/Android apps with a Google Firebase backend. We’re currently preparing to launch the app within the next month or so along with a marketing campaign.
What is the team composition?
We’ve worked with about six team members in total, including the CEO, a project manager, and developers. The core team consists of 3–4 resources, and we call in others as needed.
How did you come to work with Accubits Technologies Inc?
A colleague had worked on a similar project with Accubits Technologies Inc and referred us to them. He mentioned that they had a decent number of available developers and solid experience to boost.
Ultimately, we went with them because they were flexible with price and understood that this was a long-term engagement. Furthermore, the CEO was incredibly professional and assisted us every step of the way. During the initial discussions, it was clear that he’d taken the time to understand our problem deeply.
How much have you invested with them?
We’ve spent about $40,000–$50,000 AUD (approximately $28,700–$35,900 USD) thus far.
What is the status of this engagement?
Their work started in August 2017 and is ongoing. We’re now at a part-time capacity, mostly because my business partner and I aren’t available to work on this project full-time. We plan to retain them for all future phases of development and actually have plans to migrate our backend into AWS, using APIs to integrate with the frontend apps.