What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?
Our cadence improved massively via projects. Halcyon Mobile has very effective developers—they’re even more effective than the original developers based in London.
We regularly get compliments on the way the app runs. Our internal feedback has been positive, and whenever we’ve run demos, it’s been well-received by customers on every single point.
Something invaluable about Halcyon Mobile is that they don’t just do as they’re told. They get invested in what they’re doing and suggest ways to make our ideas better. The team is very much part of the business and cared about the product itself. They definitely improved it with their feedback and thoughtfulness.
How did Halcyon Mobile perform from a project management standpoint?
Our project manager is probably the best one I’ve worked with. He isn’t afraid to give me bad news, such as if Halcyon Mobile can’t do something the way we wanted it. (Situations like that are invariably because of business decisions changing, not because of the development).
He is also very straightforward to deal with as well as incredibly well organized—he understands the project incredibly quickly as well. The project manager is a massive point of value for our business.
What did you find most impressive about them?
Halcyon Mobile understands our requirements and makes them happen, no matter what. They are very well-organized and work well as a team. Their communication is exceptional. When a couple of freelancers joined us in London to help out with our technical debt, they both got up to speed very quickly by working with Halcyon Mobile.
The team has high standards of technical excellence and quality of work. There’s not a single developer from their side I can question in the slightest, and I am pretty particular when it comes to these things.
Are there any areas they could improve?
No, I can’t think of anything. In lots of ways, Halcyon Mobile is leading us where we need them to. They’ve worked out exactly as I wanted them to.
Do you have any advice for potential customers?
Listen to Halcyon Mobile’s advice. I have worked with quite a lot of offshore companies before, and they are one of the very best. It is worth it to have a bit more of a relationship with them—treat them like they’re staff rather than an offshore outfit that is just there to do as they are told. Halcyon Mobile brings so many benefits with them aside from just writing code.