What was the scope of their involvement?
LetMeCode provided developers to build features for two platforms. They used Swift for iOS and a type of Java specific to Android. Creating interactive graphs that let users review past and projected finances demanded a high level of coding talent from the team.
The massive six-month redesign was quite challenging. We didn’t engage them for design, but we definitely discussed it. Including beautiful images helped ensure our financial software wouldn't be boring for small businesses.
LetMeCode provided feedback to ensure our product was viable from a development perspective. They continue to offer useful suggestions and identify whether our visions for design and new features are feasible.
What is the team composition?
Two developers from LetMeCode are on a permanent contract as full-time members of our team. When we need more support, they help us secure additional developers. During a more intense phase of development, four additional engineers worked with us for about 4-6 months.
As we scale up our team, we plan on going back to LetMeCode. We love the quality of their resources, interaction, and engagement and hope to retain them for long-term contracts. Having a relationship built on trust makes it easy to engage skilled people.
How did you come to work with LetMeCode?
Our CTO comes from an investment banking background and has high standards for the coders we add to our team. Rather than using a cheap offshore team, we were willing to pay a premium for high-quality service. We interviewed companies from around the world, including India, Europe, and the U.S.
After posting our project on Upwork, we received 200 applications and selected LetMeCode from our shortlist. They had outstanding developers that worked independently. The option to hire them for a long-term contract was a strong selling point.
How much have you invested in them?
We engage LetMeCode on an hourly basis. On average, we spend $10,000 a week, but the cost varies and can range up to $14,000.
What is the status of this engagement?
We’ve been working together since October 2017.