What was the scope of their involvement?
There’s quite a lot. To be honest, I don’t know where to start. Some of our customers want something a bit quirky. They’ve created an app for a client who is a construction company. They wanted to go out and report in real time, with real time data. Apptology delivered that, and it was fantastic. They also created an app for a group of associates in London. They wanted an app that allowed users to take a picture of themselves and then animate that image. Apptology has also done a couple things where people wanted app similar to Uber. That’s a few of the jobs they’ve done that I can think of off the top of my head. The apps are for both iOS and Android, and they make sure it’s tablet-friendly as well.
We give them an idea of the spec, what the client is after, and they ask the right questions, which we pass to the customer. We get the right information back, and then Apptology does the spec, the wireframes, the design. Sometimes it’s pretty straightforward, and sometimes it needs a little more work. They do the process from start to finish. They get the apps approved in the app stores. With some of the apps, Apple gives approval within a few days. Apptology has dealt with Apple quite a lot, and Apple knows that, when their developers send an app through, it’s of very high standards and the quality is exceptional.
How did you come to work with Apptology?
I do a lot of networking in the UK, and someone mentioned them as a company I could send app work to, and maybe website work. They came to the UK for a meeting, and we just took it from there. They were good, and they looked like they knew what they were talking about. I always try a new company for one or two projects. If they’re good, then I keep going. If they’re bad, then I stop. I could send a company 40-50 projects in 12 months. If they don’t deliver on one or two of them, I will stop that straightaway. They have to deliver on every project or the work stops.
How much have you invested with Apptology?
We’ve invested £300,000-£400,000 [approx. $388,100-$517,600] throughout the years.
What is the status of this engagement?
We started working with Apptology in 2013, and our relationship is ongoing. We’re doing work together still, and they’re quoting for a project as well. We currently have a couple of apps being developed, and we have another project that has to do with creating an app an online shop.