What was the scope of their involvement?
dFusionTech and someone from a previous company developed the proprietary software architecture for the network of football sites in 2006. dFusionTech built the software according to that technical spec, which was used to power the site and to launch over 50 strong networks of news sites. The software updates every couple of minutes, and is powered by RSS feeds that are checked for each particular team, then generated onto a page. We also have blogs containing original content for nine of the biggest sites, and they assist with those as well.
After the previous relationship ended, dFusionTech set everything up for me on a fresh server. They were also instrumental in working with our developers in London to build mobile sites for our entire website, which was a key strategic decision that allowed for 80% of our traffic to become mobile. They’ve also built iOS and Android apps for a couple of the team websites.
In 2014, they redeveloped the software and created Newsfinity 2.0, because the older software was somewhat dated and needed additional security. They also added features allowing for more platform flexibility and reinstalled everything on a fresh server again.
dFusionTech remains instrumental in what we do because of their technical expertise and ability to offer different technological options. They continue to provide day-to-day maintenance and ongoing development.
What is the team dynamic?
I currently communicate with four people, including the developers, Vadym [VP R&D, dFusionTech], and Roman [sysadm, dFusionTech]. I sometimes interact with Eugene [CEO, dFusionTech] when we’re discussing invoices or new projects, and I also interact with Marina [Business Development Manager, dFusionTech], who handles their PR and general office management.
I partner with a different company in London, so dFusionTech sometimes works with a couple of their developers on joint ventures.
How did you come to work with dFusionTech, Inc.?
The founder of my previous company began working with them in 2006. After that relationship ended, ScoopDragon Publishing was started, and I continued working with dFusionTech.
How much have you invested with them?
The cost exceeded half a million dollars with the previous company. Since then, we’ve spent less than $50,000.
What is the status of this engagement?
We began working with each other in 2006, and the relationship is ongoing.