What was the scope of their involvement?
Right now, a user puts their area code (or the area code for a location they want services in) into the app, which outputs area-specific professional profiles. Once in the profile database, users can book professionals immediately and specify times, dates, venues, and terms of payment. On the flip side, professionals can accept or deny requests right in the app. A user can only secure a professional’s service by paying through the app, where it is held until services are completed.
They are simultaneously developing for both Android and iOS, but the Android app has been tested by my junior partner and is ahead in development. We scout call and discuss the features, and sometimes even compare functionality on different devices.
The app is almost complete, but screen creation took a while because I couldn’t decide what I liked the most. Sometimes it would take 1-2 days after consultation, but we didn’t lose any time due to this because they integrated everything after I gave them feedback.
Their team had their own ideas on the technical front, including the in-app payment system, which is similar to Uber’s in the sense that payment is released after service is completed. Since we are a worldwide app, we are making an innovative integration with a translator so customers can access our services using their native language.
What is the team dynamic?
They’ve given me options and consulted me before beginning development, and they make sure to explain things to me in terms I understand. They take the time to break information down to me so I’m fully aware of what the app can and can’t do.
How did you come to work with DevTechnosys?
I googled top app developers, and DevTechnosys was one of the results. I gave them and a few other companies a skeleton brief of the project, and if they were interested, we signed NDAs. There were three key issues involved in the decision making process, including price, completion time, and understanding. DevTechnosys was the most in sync with future technical implications out of all the companies, and I felt they knew exactly what I wanted.
In the end it was about the relationship we managed to develop over that first phone call. I was happy with the way they got involved by asking questions and making suggestions. Their written proposal was well-detailed and easy to follow, and I still use it now to identify what level of project completion we’re at. They did very well at grasping the idea and presenting it as a project, which is what attracted me to them.
How much have you invested with them?
We've spent $25,000, and it’s been broken down into milestones.
What is the status of this engagement?
We began working with them in April 2017, and the relationship is ongoing.