Could you share any evidence that would demonstrate the productivity, quality of work, or the impact of the engagement?
I’ve seen Inventive Mobile successfully develop business apps as well as consumer-orientated apps. The Apple and Android stores have a huge amount of interest in several of the apps we’ve developed with Inventive Mobile. They’ve gone far and above our expectations in terms of downloads. I also know that the install base for apps has been fantastic.
Inventive Mobile excelled at delivering mobile apps to our specifications on extremely tight timelines. They were creative and worked within tight budgets, making it possible for our teams to land additional customers in the market very quickly, and we were able to showcase our technology at major shows because of Inventive Mobile's professionalism and delivery.
How did Inventive Mobile perform from a project management standpoint?
They were really good and quite clear in terms of expectations. It has been a really solid working relationship. They were fantastic in terms of meeting deliverables, and they were able to make it even when we pulled in the timeline. I found their delivery capabilities to be above other vendors. One example is we had switched to another vendor for one project and that vendor dropped the ball. We had to turn back to Inventive Mobile and ask them to pick up the project and deliver it on time. That was a problem. But to me, it demonstrated once again how Inventive Mobile consistently delivered, regardless of where other people were at.
What did you find most impressive about Inventive Mobile?
I was impressed by the clarity of planning and discussion. They cared about getting it right. It was nice to have a partner in software development who wasn’t just doing what we said, but actually wanted to deliver the best. Inventive Mobile was attentive to the market, consistently informing us of ways to improve our product and be more responsive. Inventive Mobile is a fantastic partner in software development who always delivers the very best for our customers.
Are there any areas Inventive Mobile could improve?
It’d be great if they were a bigger company, but I think they’ve consciously chosen to remain small and stay focused. This has allowed them to devote all the resources we need for a project.
What tips or recommendations could you share that might increase the likelihood of success with Inventive Mobile?
It’s useful for anyone to have their plan put together and know what they are aiming at. Inventive Mobile has pushed back when we didn’t know exactly what we’re doing. I think that’s a valid response when we didn’t have it together yet. It’s important to get your ducks in a row before you work with them. They are professionals and expect you to have your stuff in order.
The downside of working with Inventive Mobile is they don’t have a team of 16 program managers who will manage everything for you. The upside is you’re going to be dealing directly with the principals. That means you won’t have to go through multiple layers of management to make a simple change. Inventive Mobile is incredibly responsive.