What was the scope of their involvement?
The solution is a legal services marketplace in which people submit their requests and lawyers can bid on the request with a proposal and a price. Users can review the lawyers’ profiles and choose to purchase the service.
GreyChain Technologies built an IT roadmap for my product, focusing on what I should do with it next. We worked on an Android and iOS application and a website. We performed market testing for both products during phase 1 and took them down last month in order to ensure that we can focus on the next phase, which involves building new features based on user feedback. We had 10,000 users back then but decided to pause based on the company’s situation.
GreyChain started the work from scratch. I had a high-level design from the last vendor, but the code wasn’t useful, had been written poorly, and was incomplete. Instead, I wanted to use a different technology that both I and GreyChain were comfortable with. They were happy to help me out.
They recommended building native iOS and Android apps with PHP backends using RESTful APIs and web services, which they specialize in. GreyChain was instrumental in helping us connect with our digital marketing company. Using them, we were able to reach about 5,000 Facebook followers and increase our traffic.
One of the functionalities we required were notifications. If a user posts a request for a lawyer, the right resource will receive a notification. Similarly, when a lawyer posts an answer, the user will receive automated notifications. This has driven a lot of revenue and feedback for us.
Our relationship with GreyChain was mainly strategic. They built the whole piece from scratch, taking the UI and UX strategies into consideration in order to get more customers organically.
What is the team dynamic?
I primarily worked with a project manager. Apart from him, there were 2 Android and 2 PHP developers and a QA lead.
How did you come to work with GreyChain Technologies?
I met them through a friend who personally knew their founder. The pricing was exactly what I wanted. Apart from this, I liked GreyChain’s timely delivery and project management approach. They did releases every week and gave a status update every Friday via phone call and email. GreyChain basically took over the project, allowing me to focus on other parts of my offline business.
How much have you invested with them?
To date, I have spent around $27,000 on their services across a multitude of apps.
What is the status of this engagement?
We started working with GreyChain in October 2016. Phase 1 has been finished and delivered in full. We started phase 2 a month ago and will definitely be continuing the collaboration.