What was the scope of their involvement?
KitRUM performed mobile development to create apps that would be integrated with our existing online platform. The solution uses an API backend that is developed inhouse.
Our inhouse architecture group defined the features and functionalities from an API perspective; our inhouse team also provided the designs. KitRUM performed development, business analysis, and project management services. They also collaborated with us about the interface and UX design for the mobile application.
They shipped dozens of releases over the two-and-a-half-year period that I worked with them. As the API continued to develop over time, KitRUM continued to implement new features into the mobile application.
The app is similar to a social media experience where users can log in and see recognition that their co-workers are giving to each other for birthdays, work anniversaries, etc. It’s a multimedia experience with a newsfeed component. Users can follow people in groups, create recognitions, and give points.
What is the team composition?
I worked with five people in total. The team included a project manager and business analyst, along with an Android developer, an iOS developer. We also engaged a QA resource who executed a lot of regression testing. Around the time I left, we were preparing to engage a design resource as well. We also worked with Vlad (CTO).
How did you come to work with KitRUM?
Vlad was in the United States and got connected to our CEO. He earned the engagement based on the relationship he built directly with our CEO.
How much have you invested with them?
We’ve invested about $500,000 with the team.
What is the status of this engagement?
We started working with them in the spring of 2017, and I’m sure the project is ongoing.