How did you select this vendor?
I posted the project on Upwork and received numerous bids. I narrowed it down to three vendors, to whom I addressed in-depth questions about their capabilities and portfolios.
I was impressed with ArtfulBits' portfolio. I selected them because they used their vast experience to suggest how I could improve the app's appearance and functionality.
Describe the project in detail.
I told ArtfulBits how I wanted the interface to look and gave them the .mp3s I wanted to use. They were already looped but needed to play smoothly. They worked tirelessly to edit them so no one would know where they looped.
Following my direction, they made it possible to play several sounds and musical recordings at the same time and even manipulate each sound's volume. Users can create, save, and name custom mixes.
They built an internal alarm and a timer that can be set from one minute to continuous. If you select anything but continuous, the music fades without stopping abruptly. If you're listening on earbuds, no one else hears the alarm.
They also created a free trial so customers can try our premium features free for 14 days without having to enter a credit card or email address.
What was the team composition?
I worked with the project manager. The team also included a graphic designer, a programmer, and testers.