What was your process for selecting them to work with? How did you find them, and why did you pick them?
Well, there are so many app developers out there. Obviously, there's many to choose from in California alone. But, I started initially with developers closer to my home in upstate New York. From a friend finishing his masters in computer science with just a couple apps under his belt, to some newer companies springing up in cities nearby. But, none of the local companies impressed me, and actually tried to force the core ideas for Soulsend into something I didn't necessarily care for.
I approached a company in India who promised to deliver everything I had dreamed up for only a fraction of the other estimates I received, but the language barrier and unknowns regarding international laws and so on became too much for me to be feel safe working with them.
From the beginning, Blue Rocket made me feel incredibly comfortable. They asked great questions and offered fantastic insight into every aspect of the product. I could tell that they weren't interested in taking any shortcuts in order to deliver a strong and valuable tool.
Can you give us a general estimate of the size of the project in dollar terms or personnel work hours?
The total spent was around $100,000.
When did the project begin, and when was it completed?
The total build for the application, once physically started, was right at three months. There was a design and brainstorm period prior to development, including a three-day workshop at Blue Rocket's office in San Francisco.