What was the scope of their involvement?
They developed native apps for both iOS and Android tablets and smartphones, using AWS on the server-side. The application eliminates the time constraints of a traditional classroom environment. For example, if a student doesn’t physically come to a class, they’re able to attend it virtually through a tablet and a pair of headphones. There’s also an interactive module that enables them to become involved directly. It’s a kind of Google Hangouts session with students.
The application also stores lecture notes, pictures, video, live sessions, and other content, which students can share between themselves without wasting any paper. They can also take quizzes and even exams through the mobile app. I can manage the classes and track students’ actions, receiving a notification if they miss several classes. There are also some gamification elements around students’ attendance, which encourage them to get more and more involved.
We first figured out the requirements of the environment and had meetings with our sponsor and the board of the university to scope it out. Invemo created our wireframes and UI designs, providing demos using InVision to show us the prototype. After taking our feedback, they then developed the app, worked on the admin panel, and published and launched it. We’ve tested it with the help of their test team.
What is the team composition?
I believe there were 9–10 people working on our project, including two Android developers, two iOS developers, two backend developers, and a UI/UX designer. I worked with the founder of the company, but there was also a senior project manager.
How did you come to work with Invemo?
The founder of Invemo was also a graduate of our university’s department of computer engineering and had founded a startup within the university’s incubation environment, employing several graduates. Invemo developed our university’s mobile app, which performed well, so we decided to extend the app a bit further, to work for students too.
How much have you invested with them?
The total project budget was $70,000–$80,000.
What is the status of this engagement?
We worked with Invemo between June 2014–May 2015.