What was the scope of their involvement?
We had a workshop where we shared some wireframes, which they took to develop user stories.
DreamWalk developed a consumer-facing application where users can order food and drinks from vendors. They integrating supporting applications—in the form of progressive web apps (PWAs)—to allow vendors and deliverers to offer their services.
These are for the App Store as well as Google Play. The progressive web app can be used on any off-the-shelf Android device, and the mobile is for both iOS and Android. The backend is written in Elixir, and the frontend for the consumer app relied on React Native.
The progressive web apps are in Node.js. We’re using Stripe for payment progressing, and Firebase Crashlytics, Tulio, and Forest Admin were the other technologies we used.
What is the team composition?
I worked with a project manager, but their whole team consisted of around six people.
How did you come to work with DreamWalk?
We created a list of potential developers and went through an interview process to shortlist 3 that were based in Melbourne (which is a 5-hour flight away from Perth). We went through a series of meetings, and DreamWalk presented the best pitch. They understood the project’s potential challenges better than others, who glossed over the complexities of our goals.
How much have you invested with them?
Our initial budget was around $90,000, but scope-creep brought the final investment to be around $105,000 USD.
What is the status of this engagement?
We started engaging DreamWalk in May of 2019. The actual development ran between August 2019–February 2020.