Could you share any evidence that would demonstrate the productivity, quality of work, or the impact of the engagement?
Not really. We put everything together and I told them what the performance and outcome of the app should be if I were to be putting forth a good amount of my money and allocating my budget. I am bootstrapping this. The end-result, as far as speed and performance, as well as technical skills for getting everything together were good. Their staff is good, but the performance of the app is kind of sub-par. There wasn't any room for growth.
Do you feel that the project was successful?
iOS has moved from Swift 1; now they're working on Swift 3. I was under the impression that we would be moving along with the Swift series, having optimization and having the app rendering properly. We went with coding in Objective-C. As far as the performance of the app went, it was sluggish. The technical aspects were on-point as far as the movements through the app, but as far as performing with any other company, it wasn't satisfactory on my behalf.
How did Konstant Infosolutions perform from a project management standpoint?
Their staff was good. They had some good people working over there. The experience didn't meet my expectations, though. We discussed different ways to increase the speed of the mobile application. They were given 2 weeks to do so, and they really didn't. We came up, and it was still the same speed. No resolution was found, so in the midst of switching companies, I wanted to leave an honest review for them.
Are there any areas Konstant Infosolutions could improve?
Listening to the consumer and living up to their promised expectations and contracts within. Communication was on point, they just have to get their development up to what they're promising. If they would've provided me with what I wanted, I would have still been with them.
There was a distinctive fail to recognize the importance of startups. Rather than focusing on helping the Fortune 500 companies that you work with, to grow a company from an idea into something is way more reputable for companies nowadays. A lot of mobile apps are taking that direction.
In the end, Konstant's CEO kept my source code and $30,000. I would like to warn startup clients away from Konstant.
What tips or recommendations could you share that might increase the likelihood of success with Konstant Infosolutions?
Take a look at their current projects, don't go off their word, and compare it to what you would like to see, instead of grabbing somebody else's project and trying to tell them that's what you want.
People are in this business to compete and give customers the greatest experience. If that's not upheld, you're going to lose $30,000 like I did, and end up having someone rebuild your project from the start. There was a lot of wasted time (a year and a half), so it's not fun, especially for someone who is a dreamer, like me. I work a 9 to 5 schedule; I'm a firefighter running into burning buildings, so to pass my money up and not get what I expected is a little bit deterring.