What was the scope of their involvement?
The app is based on a large dating site in our area. The plan offered by that site was too expensive, so I decided to make my own app and implement some of its functionalities.
It’s a simple app. Users can enter the details about their occupation, lifestyle, and interests and receive matches based on those selections. In order to make a request for a match and coordinate with a match, the user needs to buy a plan. The plans are $10 for one month, $30 for six months, and $50 for one year. They can invite others to chat and then they can then review the inviter’s profile and accept the invitation.
The app was developed for Android and iOS. The website is strictly informational, providing the download links to the app markets.
I presented my requirements and wireframes that I prepared beforehand on paper at our meeting. Appentus started work on those wireframes, moved to the design phase, and then started the separate Android and iOS builds. Then, they started work on the backend APIs and admin panels. We made some final reviews followed by deployment.
What is the team composition?
I coordinated with their project manager and one other member. I also had interactions with their director to discuss the flow and the final marketing strategies.
How did you come to work with Appentus Technologies?
I found them via Facebook while browsing for development and design groups. I approached 4–5 companies and discussed the project and budget with all of them. I found 3–4 companies that were regularly posting blogs on current topics, and made a list of 1–2 names. I chose Appentus because I liked their teamwork and spirit.
How much have you invested with them?
I’ve invested around $80,000–$90,000 in the project so far.
What is the status of this engagement?
We started discussing the project in November 2017. We’re currently discussing marketing strategies and SEO.