What was the scope of their involvement?
We had to build an AR app for Chinese New Year that basically would display an AR dancing lion that people could take pictures with. Craftars worked directly with our client on the creative aspect, and then we consulted with them to determine how the creative would work on the mobile screen. Craftars provided sketches of the product, for example photo references for the virtual lion, and they worked with our team to sculpt the lion in 3D and integrate it into the app.
One of the main challenges was getting the lion to constantly face the screen, no matter where the phone moved. In typical AR, you can move around the AR object to see it from all angles, but our client wanted the lion to always be front-facing, so we had to get a custom-made software development kit (SDK) from our other provider. Craftars worked with us during the entire process to eventually deliver an iOS and Android version of the product to our client.
What is the team composition?
I had one main point of contact, but there was a whole team working on our project.
How did you come to work with Craftars?
We posted a job on Freelancer.com many years ago, and they were the most qualified respondent.
How much have you invested with them?
For this project, we spent around $20,000.
What is the status of this engagement?
They started the project in December 2016, and it launched in February 2017.