Please describe the scope of their work.
Prior to that, the first project we did with them was to create a video app solution where people could easily record video testimonials and recommendations from their smart devices. They could instantly post those to a website. Once the video was approved by the account holder, it would go live on the website. That was the first project that got us involved with Konstant. They had the expertise to create the app for the Android, iPhone, and BlackBerry. They had good knowledge of those platforms, and they were able to follow my instructions clearly. The back-and-forth part of the program was minimized because they clearly understood what I needed. I’m a graphic designer, so I could give a visual of what I wanted. They successfully completed that project within budget. Once that project was completed, we gave them the source code project.
I went down that road a third time because I have another application that the former programmers had created. I asked the team at Konstant if they could go through that code, see how it worked, and make some modifications to help me turn it into a white label project. They were able to do that successfully. Within the past few weeks, they’ve become a very integral part of my business. I had an affiliate script that was purchased in about 2005. The coding of PHP has changed dramatically. It's a program that my business runs on, and I couldn’t afford to switch to something else.
They were able to take that code, figure out how it works, and make a lot of changes that I required, bring it up to standard, and add some new additions. I have two more projects on the table for them to help me create. One is mobile friendly. I had a webinar audio-video conference system that I had created a few years ago. They’re going to help me create a brand new one. I have another project after that.
I speak very highly of Konstant. Their English is very good, and their availability is spot on. They have been integral to my business.
What was your process for selecting Konstant Infosolutions to work with?
I went to Elance and posted a job there. I’ve learned through trial and error to be very careful who I choose. The feedback and ratings that are provided are very important to me, and you get a good understanding of what kind of work they can do.
It was also important to me that they were a team. There wasn’t just one person in the basement doing coding. My projects required time restrictions and deadlines. Knowing that they had multiple people with the talents that I needed, whether it be PHP, Flash, or those sorts of things that can be done together instead of one, then the next as often happens when you have one person. When you have a team, they could complete multiple tasks at the same time, and then bring them all together. That was very important to me.
They have one manager who is online with them every day because he is very important to my business. All of those factors are very important to me, so we could get the job back on time, on budget, and with a good understanding on both sides of the equation.
Can you provide a ballpark dollar figure for the size of the work that they’ve done for you?
One project came in around $30,000. The script that they modified was between $6,000 to $8,000. Some other projects were hourly projects. They are very good. If they say 10 hours, it's 10 hours or less. They’ve never charged me for more, even if they had run into problems and gone over.
The work is ongoing because technology changes so quick. I created a couple of projects, but didn’t consider creating anything for mobile.
They modified our postcard system for website use. Now, we will create a new postcard system from scratch, and it will be for mobile. I’ve spent more than $80,000 on my conference system alone. It's strictly for Mac and PC. They will create a new one for me that will run on mobile devices. I’m expecting to spend another $80,000. I trust that they are more than capable. They have proven themselves with the projects that I’ve had. They’ve given me what I’ve asked for every time.