What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?
We are happy with the quality of work. If the deliverables work, they are almost always bug-free. Exyte has expertise in developing mobile applications. Therefore, they give us feedback and suggestions on how to develop the IDE. Exyte brings a lot of recommendations for simplifying users’ interaction with the IDE. They developed using the Xcode and Android Studio environments, and they can tell us what a developer working with those tools would want.
How did Exyte perform from a project management standpoint?
We have four-week sprints and try to release a beta at the end of each phase. We are currently preparing a release. I discuss new features, sprints, and releases with Igor. I explain what we need for the next step, and they do it. We have our own Slack channel.
Igor, my partner, and I have a planning meeting every four weeks to discuss what features we want to include. We also include the developers from our internal team who work on the backend of the framework. We count what was achieved or not and analyze the reasons why a feature didn’t work or wasn’t implemented.
I’ve been satisfied with their work, and the management is great. I haven’t had to explain to everyone what needs to be done. Igor is my main contact and he clarifies details with the other members. The management and workflows are great.
Exyte will be the first group I contact should we need native mobile development in other languages to see whether they can find a subcontractor or whether they can do it themselves.
What did you find most impressive about them?
They are very fast, and the communication is also great. I am in Europe while they are in Russia so we have a common window of five hours in the winter, but this has not been a problem. We have very good communication, they are always online, and the time that they plan for features is always exact. Time estimates are almost exactly what they say in the beginning. Also, Exyte finds and manages designers that deliver great results.
Are there any areas they could improve?
They could enlarge their support team. Having more QA specialists could be great for us, but we are satisfied with everything we’ve done together.
Do you have any advice for future clients of theirs?
I advise clients to listen to Exyte’s recommendations.