What was the scope of their involvement?
When I reached out to them, Bixlabs scheduled an interview with me. We talked through the app that I was trying to build, the research that I did to validate the UX, and my budget. They then assigned me a developer.
The team worked from the design and UX components that I already had. During the implementation stage, we had to rethink the UX, so Bixlabs and I did that together and adjusted the design accordingly.
They assisted me to integrate the app with various social media APIs, do some crawling depending on restrictions, and display social media postings. We used React Native.
What is the team composition?
Rodrigo (Techincal Leader) was my main point of contact.
How did you come to work with Bixlabs?
I found Bixlabs on Upwork after doing research and reading web reviews. They were incredibly transparent and forthcoming, which I appreciated. In my earlier conversations with them, they seemed very buttoned up and professional.
Additionally, I really liked their website. They had case studies, client stories, and lots of documentation to vouch for their work.
How much have you invested with them?
I spent about $24,000. When I pitched it to them, I naively said that I wanted to keep it within $8,000, which I now know was unrealistic.
What is the status of this engagement?
I began working with them in December 2019. The Android app went live, and we just need to fix one more bug for the iOS app. The project was essentially completed in June 2020.