What was the scope of their involvement?
It was a web platform and mobile app attached to the database that gathered data about what they needed to deliver in the field in the event of an earthquake. Essentially, it was a resource management platform.
They developed web and mobile software applications to produce the internal departmental tool. We provided them with wireframes, a low-level MVP, product specifications, a general UX flow, and UI guidelines. From there, they delivered the front- and backend as well as the mobile app in their entirety. They produced the software using Laravel and Kotlin. Our team also worked with them to break down cost management of the solution, so they were able to dive into the system architecture as well.
We had one tech lead on our end that was supervising their delivery process. They were capable of delivering at our open-source standards for both code and documentation. It was very important that we worked with someone that understood the constraints and freedoms of open-source software.
The final solution involves data entry and custom forms for stock management. The mobile end validates several entries from the database and allows for SMS broadcasts. Since its an app for emergencies, users can access it in severe circumstances.
How did you come to work with genuineq?
I previously worked with them on a personal side project. They always delivered on deadline and remained very involved in the process, not just delivering according to specifications. They’re involved in testing and analyzing best procedures. The main reason I selected them for this project was their thoroughness in other areas.
How much have you invested with them?
We had a contract for £10,000–$50,000 (approximately $13,000–$65,000).
What is the status of this engagement?
Our contract with them is over, but we’re looking forward to collaborating with them in the future. We collaborated from July–September 2019. However, after our end date, we did a few extra hours with them to fix things that needed improvement.