What was the scope of their involvement?
I am outsourcing all development to Logicspice. We’ve completed the initial development, and the app is live at this point. One of the things which made my app unique and challenging was its calendar function. Another one was the implementation of the Google Distance Matrix API. When a customer comes to our website, we will match them with helpers who can come at the earliest possible time, which is 30 minutes. This entails that, when a query runs, the website will look at the housekeepers’ calendar, as well as calculate the distance between them and the customer, using the Matrix API. I didn’t have an engineering background, but I knew what I wanted to get done. Logicspice was able to produce this solution for me.
My objective was to kill all birds with one stone and build a responsive app, rather than native mobile versions. Logicspice came up with technical suggestions for my system, in terms of the PHP language, our database, the integration with external APIs, as well as the calendar function. I was given a few options for interface elements and functionalities, and signed off on them. The main thing I appreciated about Logicspice was their ability to make suggestions and provide insight into the pros and cons of each one, ultimately leaving it up to me to make an informed decision.
While discussing business objectives, there were certain things which, from an application standpoint, didn’t make much sense. Logicspice presented the possible business repercussions of each choice, which was the extent of their involvement at a business level.
I mainly interacted with Manish Shrimal, their director. He had a team of several engineers working on my project, mostly full-time, during the main development of the web app. We interacted through email and Skype, and exchanged business requirements documentation.
How did you come to work with Logicspice?
I found Logicspice through an online search while looking for a developer in India. I looked at Russian companies as well, and contacted a few companies overall, ultimately choosing Logicspice. They were the only company which was willing to agree setting up a business requirements document before I actually paid them. I wasn’t an engineer, but I knew what I needed, so Logicspice came up with a proposal before I committed. It was very helpful, and it was one of the main reasons for choosing Logicspice.
How much have you invested with Logicspice?
The entire development had a cost of $10,000.
What is the status of this engagement?
We started working with Logicspice in May 2016. The app has been live since November, and I have entered into a support contract with Logicspice. We have ongoing development.