What was the scope of their involvement?
We use what’re called “embedded processors”, and they’re microcontrollers that’re designed into a product to do various control functions. We hired KitRUM to help with this type of specialized design.
The main thing they’re working on is a Wi-fi based control board. Essentially, it’s C language programming that enables Wi-fi to connect and report on various statuses of our board under-tabs.
We’ve also discussed web and app development, but we haven’t started those projects.
What is the team composition?
We work with one developer.
How did you come to work with KitRUM?
I reached out to several vendors, and their sales representatives claimed to be able to do specialized C language programming. I was very disappointed when I learned that most of them couldn't do it, and it was a colossal waste of time.
When I connected with KitRum through an online search, I was wary of dealing with another outside firm. They agreed to start the work without a formal contract. This was so I wouldn’t have to go through the additional expense of having my lawyer look it over before I actually decided I wanted to work with them.
We made an agreement for us to start with one programmer. Overall, I liked their business practices. They use PayPal for payment purposes, which was much easier than a bank transfer for us. Everything seemed to fit nicely and they appreciate small businesses.
How much have you invested with them?
We’ve invested over $25,000 in total. Their fee is $6,000 – $8,000 per month.
What is the status of this engagement?
We started in February 2019, and our work is ongoing.