What was the scope of their involvement?
Logiticks developed the mobile app and integrated it with an existing API that pulls the data from our cloud solution into the mobile version.
They had a good understanding of what we needed and built a stable, standard architecture before starting the project itself. Our investors and advisors were comfortable with their design, so we completely offloaded things to them and they’ve managed everything really well.
What is the team dynamic?
Moble [Development Manager, Logiticks] is the key person but we also have an architect, one project manager, and 2–3 developers. We weren’t involved much, aside from providing tech support, writing the API, and building a testing environment; they handled everything else.
How did you come to work with Logiticks?
We had a lot of challenges in choosing a firm to help us. Our engineering division was more aligned and focused on the website, so we didn’t really have a team for mobile development. I connected with Moble and had a detailed discussion; he explained a lot of things to me and suggested the right technology to use. We had planned to develop a native solution, but he suggested Xamarin. In using the Xamarin, we can build the iOS, Android, and even a Windows version using the same code.
Once we engaged with them, their team built the architecture and then planned the infrastructure and bandwidth. They are experts in developing solutions with Xamarin and were continuously working with our engineering team, who built the platform to support the suggestions they gave.
How much have you invested with them?
We’ve spent more than $50,000 and are anticipating to have the same set of developments done for the next year and maybe more. Every day, our engineering team is building more features on the web version and we will need to develop the same in the mobile version as well.
What is the status of this engagement?
We started working with them in January 2017. The application was released a month ago and is available on Google Play. We plan to release the iOS version soon.