What was the scope of their involvement?
We began with the website and web platform for our products. We had provided them with the wireframes and guidelines, and they took care of the UX. Following that, they created mobile applications for iOS and Android, and are now working on some features for our e-commerce shop. There was a lot of integration with our hardware, and they dealt with our servers, including support, management, and database administration.
The applications are complicated in terms of their functionality and design. They work with our backend, the API, and the devices. Axellero added GPS tracking and integrated the apps with a fuel management system. Everything is integrated into the dashboard too, with a lot of third-party integrations. The backend is done with PHP, with some other parts in Python. The databases are InfluxDB, Redis, MongoDB, and MySQL.
Throughout the process, I made some suggestions and they also came back with their own ideas. In the end, we came to the conclusion of what to develop and how. It was a trade-off between time, money, and the size of the project and how robust it would be.
What is the team composition?
We have one direct contact who is the project manager and have contact with the developers when needed.
How did you come to work with Axellero?
We came across them by accident when one of our customers recommended them to us. I decided to give them a call and schedule a meeting. We had contacted two or three other companies, but in the end, we selected Axellero as I was looking for a company that could do it all.
What is the status of this engagement?
We began working with them in 2015, and it is an ongoing relationship.