Please describe the scope of their involvement in greater detail.
Amana Asia developed a mobile application for our backend system. We were given the source code for the app, so everything belongs to us at the moment. We have worked closely with Amana Asia, giving them guidance on every screen of our app.
Our platform allows pest-control companies to organize scheduling, including for recurring services. Technicians receive notifications about current jobs through their mobile devices. Before and after starting a job, they can take pictures, write comments, and send them to the office via the app in order to update their status. Customers can sign-off on jobs digitally through the app. An invoice is generated immediately and sent to them.
Amana Asia’s development team is based in India. We communicated with them through designated contacts from Amana Asia and received deliverables via a web server for our developers to test. Amana Asia's team also communicated with our own customers directly in order to have a smooth process.
How did you come to work with Amana Asia?
One of Amana Asia's key people, as well as one of their programmers, had worked with us on other projects. We were happy with them, so we included Amana Asia in our shortlist for the current job. Based on their previous work, we selected Amana Asia.
Could you provide a sense of the size of this initiative in financial terms?
The cost of Amana Asia's work has been S$50,000 [$36,000].
What is the status of this engagement?
We started working with Amana Asia in March 2016. The work was completed in December and is now within the user-acceptance testing phase with our customer. We plan to use Amana Asia for similar projects in the future, including a similar solution which will work on mobile and desktops across a number of operating systems.