Could you share any evidence that would demonstrate the productivity, quality of work, or the impact of the engagement?
I haven't released the app to the public yet, but the people who have seen it are floored. I've received constant calls from people asking me when it will be released, even though the main reason for creating the app was to help myself. My goal was not to change the industry or make a million dollars. My life was becoming difficult because of the amount of time I had to spend trying to find the right people for different positions. The more I hashed the idea out with people in similar positions, the more I refined it. The word started traveling around Atlanta among higher-ups, who are the ones most interested in the app.
How did AppZoro perform from a project management standpoint?
I had never worked on a project like this before, so there was an initial learning curve. If anything went wrong, it was largely because of me. As we progressed, we nailed down a system for giving feedback. Once that was done, things went great.
I communicated with AppZoro's project manager through WhatsApp. He gave me weekly deliverables, and I was able to give him screenshots of the changes I wanted to make. The communication was always great. They tried to make it easier for me. AppZoro's Indian team was transferred to working at night, so I wouldn't have to stay up late.
What did you find most impressive about AppZoro Technologies?
I was most impressed with AppZoro's ability to develop the Android and iOS versions at the same time. Everyone I talked to about it assumed I would only create one version initially. When I launch the product, I won't exclude people because of their device types. This is important since the platform acts as a database, so it wouldn't be as good if people were excluded from it.
Are there any areas AppZoro Technologies could improve?
AppZoro's team could improve its language skills. Grammar is very important to me, and even though their English is good enough, it's not up to par with a native speaker's level. At the same time, I must pick and choose my battles, considering how much people charge for dedicated Android and iOS development in the US. I am willing to let a few grammatical errors go, but, if I have to choose something to criticize about AppZoro, it's this.
AppZoro is a young company, and I've seen them grow and get better in the short time we've worked together. I know that they will become huge, and people won't even believe the experience I had in the beginning.