What was the scope of their involvement?
They were in the process of implementing a whole new database for our backend system of missions that build the game. They also developed our client portal where clients entered information about their even, including custom trivia. Finally, they built our e-commerce program. Now, they manage our app and upgrade software for iOS and Android. They also managed the old software and upgraded it with new code.
They built the portal entirely from scratch with a new design. This involved managing our relationship with HubSpot and scheduling through Airtable. They had to keep all those systems communicating between our game runners and the clients. Another part of the features was that clients could enter information that would be automatically entered into the game.
Additionally, they worked on rewriting the launch code of our game so that our code was more stable. Before, we had a lot of instances of large games of hundreds of thousands of people would crash. They streamlined how the sign-in process works so we were able to manage larger games without lag or complete failure.
They’ve also redone the code for our gameshow software, building a new UX/UI for the client-facing presentation of the gameplay software. Before COVID-19, they were in the process of bringing out entire mission game-writing software onto a new platform. Unfortunately, we’re not running that specific game right now so we’ve shifted our priorities.
What is the team composition?
I had two-point people, and then I sometimes worked with a third person. I know there were other people with specific focuses behind the scenes for things like iOS, UX, and graphic design. Initially, I met with Paval (Senior Software Development Engineer, Edicasoft) and Daria (Lead UX Developer, Edicasoft) too.
How did you come to work with Edicasoft?
Before my time, they were working with another 3rd-party engineering shop. Igor (CEO, Edicasoft) left to form Edicasoft and we followed him. We were very impressed with the work he did at the previous company and we wanted to continue our relationship with him.
How much have you invested with them?
We’ve spent anywhere from $5,000–$15,000 per month.
What is the status of this engagement?
We’ve been working together with Edicasoft since October 2017.