What was the scope of their involvement?
The app they built is specifically for iPad, but it does have a dashboard interface that I access via the web on my computer. It's a speech perception app for research, so it has audio recordings that kids listen to and then decide if it matches the presented picture or not. There's an audiovisual element, but it also records whether the response was correct or not and reaction times. Inkcadre also did the illustrations, although I provide the actual audio. Since it’s somewhat of a boring task for young kids, I also had Inkcadre include game breaks. They built four games that pop up in between tasks to keep the kids engaged.
The app works on two iPads: one for me as the experimenter and one for the kids, so it has two different functions. The main purpose is the speech perception responses, but it was quite a complex app. Inkcadre said they could deliver in 45 days, but it took longer since there’s so many moving parts.
What is the team composition?
I mainly interacted with Nik, the project manager. I had a couple of Skype conference calls with him and a few others on his team, but for the most part, I sent my comments to him and he talked to the rest of his team.
How did you come to work with Inkcadre Technosoft?
I searched on Fiverr to find a firm that could help me. A few other firms sent me messages, but I was drawn to Inkcadre’s illustration skillset since my app would be used by kids. I sent them a proposal and they decided they could do it.
How much have you invested with them?
I spent bout $4,000.
What is the status of this engagement?
It lasted from last October to June of 2017.