What was the scope of their involvement?
To start, they did a code review and brought our engineer to their office to answer a few questions. After that was complete, they performed an audit that indicated the greatest opportunities, risks, and what to fix. They made it easy to prioritize and pinpoint where to act first.
Once we had a plan in place, we went into an agile way of working. We told them that since we were a startup builder, there was going to be a lot of ambiguity. They handled that really well and only gave us one condition; if we wanted more resources on the project, we'd need to give them some notice.
Infinum rebuilt the entire app, which is now available for purchase on the App Store. Part of the process involved creating an instant booking flow. This feature allows users to input their card details, after which they'll never have to fill out another form on a supplier site to book flights. You connect your calendar and can search, book, and sync flights that work around your schedule.
What is the team composition?
About five people have worked on this project throughout the whole period. The main iOS engineer and one of the project managers were there the whole time. We also had some backend support and one technical director was briefly involved. Whenever we had additional requirements, we had someone step in.
How did you come to work with Infinum?
We went through a broker to find Infinum. We were looking for a user experience-centric vendor with a specific set of technological skills and significant experience with mobile. The brokerage gave us five companies, which we narrowed down to three. Each of them gave us a proposal and we liked Infinum's best. We went to see their offices, held a meeting to discuss strategy, and really liked them. That's why we ended up choosing them.
How much have you invested with them?
We've spent between €70,000–€100,000 ($86,977–$124,254 USD).
What is the status of this engagement?
We first started working together in September 2017. We paused the project in early February 2018. Now that it’s built, it's become its own business and we've hired a CEO. It will be starting again at some point, but we're definitely continuing with them.