What was the scope of their involvement?
The key thing about Cloudsoft Mobile is their methodology in how they operate, which we found extremely unique. We've always had some inside developers and always worked with outside teams. Cloudsoft Mobile prototyped and plan the project first. Even if you hire them to do a project, they would still figure out the user stories, the flow, the UI, and more and then present it back to you. Then, with a complete timeline as to how long it would take and how much it would cost, you can decide to go forward, to stop, or to edit the plan. We found that to be very unique and very helpful with some of our ideas and expectations.
The solution is a consumer-facing mobile application but also a service as well for enhancement of backends, and Cloudsoft contributed to both portions of the project. However, their specialty is in backend work. Most developers can create a mobile application. The algorithms and the flow of the backend are more complicated.
In a nutshell, they helped us move money in a different way. The solution allows us to move money quicker for businesses and consumers. Cloudsoft completely architected the entire backend from the ground up to create a unique system that we are in the middle of patenting right now.
Part of our project involved talking with bigger partners and companies, and Cloudsoft was very willing to jump on phone calls and explain the system to make sure everyone was understanding what they had built. They helped us with creating flows, data sheets, and mock-ups that we could send out to other people. That was very different than what we were used to.
What is the team dynamic?
Cloudsoft was involved in both design and development. They have they have a complete design team, a complete team, and a complete architect and engineering team. They also work with offshore developers as well. Depending on the project they are working on, we have anywhere from 5 to 30 people.
I am involved directly with the project manager. From there, it is up to them as to who they assign to the project.
How did you come to work with Cloudsoft Mobile?
We were looking at a lot of different teams because our internal team wasn't up to the task for this type of project. We started looking at different sites, and we found Cloudsoft. After several phone calls and an in-person meeting, we chose them.
Our project was really unique, and we knew that we were setting out on a $100,000+ project. Our interview and search were different than if we were just building a mobile app for $20,000.
How much have you invested with them?
This information is confidential.
What is the status of this engagement?
We started working and prototyping in February of 2016, and the work is ongoing.