What was the scope of their involvement?
Halcyon Mobile was engaged to build two web applications and connected mobile applications for our MVP product.
We came in with the idea of the product, previous mobile development and design experience, and wireframes and mobile app screen designs. We sat down with their team to discuss the development stack and get feedback.
Halcyon scoped out the project and determined which resources we would need. Since they specialize in mobile development, they gave particularly good feedback on what we would require. They also brought ideas about how the flow should work and what problems we might encounter. They worked out how we could scale the platform to produce applications in an easier way, especially since we were creating a do-it-yourself app builder.
What is the team composition?
We have a mobile development team, a web development team, and a project manager. I also worked closely with the team as a product owner and heading the UI/UX team. We worked closely with Botond Székely, their CEO, for the project tasks, timelines, and deliverables.
How did you come to work with Halcyon Mobile?
We chose them based on online reviews. We held interviews with four or five general developers, three of which were larger teams. Everyone we approached was professional, but Halcyon had won a few mobile awards, were receptive to what we were building, and seemed open to a close collaboration. They didn’t have a problem with me flying to Romania to chat with them and actually sit in on meetings. They’d worked with a few large clients, including Red Bull and Nokia, so I felt confident that they could deliver our product.
How much have you invested with them?
Over a two-year period, we have invested around $300,000 USD in their expertise.
What is the status of this engagement?
We started working with Halcyon Mobile in 2015 and worked together for a year-and-a-half to develop the MVP. It’s been a continual process. At the moment, we’re re-engineering parts of our software from client feedback, usability, and screen designs. We are looking forward to engaging Halcyon again in 2018, for another iteration of our mobile product suite.