What was the scope of their involvement?
They developed the mobile app from the ground up, which ties into the backend cloud-connected and cloud-located database solution that we had already created. I reached out to Devvela with a basic verbal architecture over the phone and followed up by sending them a written document that outlined the scope of what we were trying to create. We gave them a set of requirements that they needed to meet in order to successfully interface with our backend system.
They took my fairly broad ideas at the time, which we both refined, and created the front facing component for the product on iOS. This is a B2B solution; it’s an app interface with a series of questions that pertain to a senior’s actual daily care. They tailored it to work seamlessly with our backend system.
Devvela made it flexible, per my requirements, as opposed to hard coding very specific questions. We needed the flexibility to be able to change the question lists, for example, for each senior that would be involved in this program. We did that with the help our CTO, who developed our whole database solution and went back and forth in outlining some of the requirements that we needed to have developed by Devvela in order to meet that objective.
The app was completed, launched, and approved in the app store in late December 2016. We then engaged them again for some modifications. We broadened the scope a bit and had them create some additional functionality in April 2017.
What is the team dynamic?
I was in contact with two of their representatives, but I assume that there were more people working on the program.
How did you come to work with Devvela?
I was referred to Devvela by a friend that had used them on a sort of website or program development — it was not an app. He spoke very highly of his experience with them and mentioned that they were not only attentive to the time frames but that they were able to clearly understand the scope. They also did his work for a very reasonable price, and the quote that struck me was, “These guys do good work and they’re reliable.”
I began to engage with them after having a couple of other conversations. I got a quote for the scope of my project — which we both agreed to — and just took off with them.
How much have you invested with them?
We have spent between $10,000–$20,000.
What is the status of this engagement?
We started working together October 2016.