What was the scope of their involvement?
Initially, we had a pretty lengthy consultation. Our concept was completely innovative. It’d never been done before and required pretty much custom work. There were no templates involved. They then introduced me to their patent attorney they had to access to. He filed my patents successfully.
We did an R&D phase for a little while. The progress was faster than any of us expected. They suggested a POC after the consultation but after 1 ½ months of R&D, we realized that once we got close to completing the POC that we didn’t really need to do much more to develop the whole app.
Instead of dragging things out, we warm speeded ahead and it cost me less than we initially anticipated and they estimated. The app they developed is for iOS 10S and up. It’s an AR app that allows a user to use 3D avatars to mimic your body language. It first gives you an instruction screen but right after that you’re going to see a library of avatars that you can choose from while you’re looking through your camera screen.
Users can choose an army soldier and change the colors of his uniform, a woman, a man, a nurse, a doctor, and there’s even some cool stuff on there like a soda can or like Marvel type characters. They can cover themselves up with the avatar or you can disconnect it and put it next to you and make it bigger or really small. Whatever dance you do, body language, it’s going to do exactly what you do.
We also did the iPad Pro version.
What is the team composition?
I originally met 10 people on the initial call. After that, most of my communication was with Kenneth (Founder), Emma (UX Designer), and two others. Kenneth was my main point of contact.
How did you come to work with KRUTSCH?
I found them through a Google search. We researched them in detail and prayed about it. I decided to move forward. I’m really thankful that I did. I had worked with another software developer in the past and had planned on working with them again. It was a much bigger company that had been around 25+ years and worked with all the big boys. I was still 50/50 with who I was going to work with to develop this. I decided to hire both of them. I expected to get two different deliverables and insight. I didn’t know what we were going to create between two different companies. I expected the bigger company to produce way faster. Their rates were actually a little cheaper. To be honest, KRUTSCH blew them out of the water. We were done months ahead. The communication was a lot faster.
How much have you invested with them?
We spent $100,000.
What is the status of this engagement?
We started working together in March-October 2020.