What was the scope of their involvement?
DNA Team developed a mobile app for iOS. This was a side project for me, so I left the coding to them, and I handled quality testing on my side. They had a first version of the app ready in a short period of time.
The app allows someone to enter static company details such as the name, the date of incorporation, the financial year, whether they’re registered for Value-Added Tax (VAT), and the VAT period.
After that, the user presses “Done,” and the deadlines are calculated automatically via the backend of the app. Users can also set it to notify them of upcoming deadlines in advance by a custom period. If a deadline is missed, there are financial penalties to pay, so it’s important.
What is the team composition?
I mainly dealt with Anton (Managing Partner and Co-Founder, DNA Team), and the communication was good. I also dealt with Davlat (Senior iOS Developer, DNA Team) when it came to the front- and backend development.
There was also Dmitriy (Managing Partner and Co-Founder, DNA Team), but he was more in the background.
How did you come to work with DNA Team?
I found them on Clutch by filtering for the types of services I needed. I liked that I could filter depending on the project size and the number of people. If, say, I only wanted to spend $10,000, I could set the filter for appropriate developers.
I wasn’t looking for a very large organization, nor for a one-man show. I think DNA Team has 10–25 people, so they’re not too big and not too small.
I shortlisted 5–6 mobile app developers and sent an email to each one. DNA Team was the quickest to respond. I liked that DNA Team started asking questions about the technology I wanted.
The way DNA Team asked questions showed they had a genuine interest in the project, not just giving me a quote. The others didn’t ask these key questions.
Pricing was one of the key things I took into account. I think DNA Team was very reasonable compared to the other companies I looked at.
Some companies might chase you until you pay them and then forget about you, but that wasn’t the case with DNA Team.
How much have you invested with them?
The total cost was less than $10,000. Of course, there are other costs, including what I have to pay to Apple, server hosting, and more.
What is the status of this engagement?
I started working with DNA Team in August 2019, and the app was done by October 2019.