What was the scope of their involvement?
We first provided DataRoot Labs with our vision, strategy, and business goals. Our teams then sat together and defined the product’s technical requirements. We created a design document that described the product’s architecture and planning. They then helped us put together an R&D team.
The development team built an MVP of the app over eight weeks. It features an AI that analyzes game behavior and determines the rewards that a player has earned. It also uses blockchain technology as its foundation. The dev team had to overcome challenges with scalability and security among other issues to achieve a working product. We conceptualized the application to overlay mobile and desktop games; however, for the time being, it only works for desktop. Another vendor built the UI/UX based on wireframes that DataRoot Labs and our team created. DataRoot Labs helped review the finished UI/UX to ensure it matched our technical specifications.
What is the team composition?
We worked with a system architect, a blockchain developer, and a frontend developer. Once we completed the MVP, the team grew to include a project manager, a machine learning engineer, one frontend and one backend developer, a QA engineer, a blockchain developer, and a deep learning engineer.
How did you come to work with DataRoot Labs?
We were looking for a partner who could meet our needs and had sizable experience in AI technology and blockchain. DataRoot Labs came with excellent recommendations from colleagues.
How much have you invested with them?
We spent between $250,000–$500,000.
What is the status of this engagement?
We started working with DataRoot Labs in May 2018, and the project is ongoing.