What was the scope of their involvement?
We held an in-depth discussion to go over everything. They provided the wireframes and sketches to show what the application would look like. We collaboratively went through an iterative design process wherein they incorporated multiple round of feedback. The team developed our app for both Android and iOS.
On the consumer side, the app shows users a list of nearby vendors based on their pin location and the keywords they use in a search. If a motorist's car breaks down while they're traveling in an unfamiliar area, our system can give them a better sense of the businesses in the area so they can make an informed decision about who to hire for the work they need. The other type of users on our platform are businesses, who are subscribers that pay to be featured. Consumers can download it for free and have access to those vendors through the app.
What is the team composition?
I worked directly with Raj (CEO and Co-Founder, Insyte Consultancy Services) and another individual from the team, which kept the process streamlined. Other teammates worked on the project as well, I just didn't interact with them.
How did you come to work with Insyte Consultancy Services?
I shopped around for vendors based on the quoted cost and considered three options, but made the ultimate decision to hire Insyte Consultancy. I first found them through a Google search for app developers and assessed their previous projects. They demonstrated the ability to listen, understand, and give professional input based on their app development skills and experience.
After my first meeting with the CEO, I was sold. Oher companies only told me the price and timeline estimate, and then asked when I could pay them. In that regard, the team offered an exceptional level of service in comparison. They offered flexibility and had experience building other apps for the auto industry, which made me feel comfortable as well.
How much have you invested with them?
We spent between $25,000–$50,000.
What is the status of this engagement?
I signed the formal agreement in November 2018, and they finished the prototype by the second week of December. The final buildout is ongoing. I'm still working on financing the rest of the project.