What was the scope of their involvement?
They did literally everything for my tech side. They built our initial engagement, built the wireframes for our prototypes, and then built the prototypes themselves. They were full-stack all the way — designing and developing the front- and backend. They were my technical co-founder.
In the app, there are API integrations into QuickBooks Online. On top of that, we pull transactional level details and build forecasts based upon them. We’re analyzing Oracle trends, industry, company size, and other variables.
There originally weren't features that could handle this in QuickBooks Online, they didn't have this API. Our team spent hours working with Intuit themselves, finding a line in the French QuickBooks Online API that allowed us to use this. They then got the American QuickBooks Online team to add that French line of code to the American version to make our product work.
Not only was I asking them to do something that never had been done, but they also figured out how to do it and changed the API of a key product of a multibillion-dollar corporation. They specifically built the integrations, worked on machine learning customizations, and all the features of the backend in Logic.
What is the team composition?
I had my main point of contact with Thomas and Sean (Founders, Devscale). They were involved in the initial project, and I had full access to their team of developers.
How did you come to work with Devscale?
I was introduced to them through a mutual friend in my network in Chicago. I interviewed roughly 10 other organizations. I hit it off with a couple of Devscale's individuals right off the bat and thought they were the best to seize this opportunity.
How much have you invested with them?
I’ve invested over $300,000 since we started.
What is the status of this engagement?
Work began in May 2018 and is ongoing.