What was the scope of their involvement?
Initially, we explained our targets, timelines, and budget, and negotiated an appropriate payment model. As a hybrid model based on Ionic, the app runs on both Android and iOS, and has a server component, as well. Functionally, the program identifies different restaurants, hotels, or tourist sites users visit while on vacation, and proposes adding those entries to an automatically generated travel diary. After your trip, you can either share the entire diary or selected parts of it with your friends via different social media platforms.
During a previous engagement, they’d built an InVision UI demo that was limited to stories and user cases. We'd provided initial wireframes at that time, but the more recent design specs cover a wider scope. The team formulated an appropriate technical implementation strategy, and identified which technologies to use for the backend and frontend. Critically, they determined what purposes various configurations would serve in the long term. Using a collaborative process helped us pinpoint the best way to deliver.
What is the team composition?
Our main contacts were the CTO of the company, who worked on the technical requirements and communications, and our project manager, who monitored the requirements list and distributed tasks to different resources. They had one dedicated UI designer. At select times, we interacted directly with the team members, but that was uncommon.
How did you come to work with ArtyGeek?
We found ArtyGeek via a referral who’d heard good things about their company. Since we were a new company, we didn't want to just pick the first vendor we found. We evaluated 4-5 other developers prior to selecting them.
How much have you invested with them?
We spent $7,000 on their services.
What is the status of this engagement?
The project started in November 2017. We’re still finalizing small facets of the MVP, but it's mostly complete.