What was the scope of their involvement?
They built iOS and Android versions of the app from scratch. We started out by discussing our concept and then they brought in a UI/UX designer to create a wireframe. We worked on branding and how we wanted the app to flow and once that was ready, the developers began fleshing out the first version of the app. As development progressed, we provided feedback and tested each new feature as it rolled out.
This app had a number of complex features, with location-based services as one of the most critical, since we need to recognize where users were in relation to food at nearby restaurants. Another key feature is the ability to sort restaurants by ranking or rating in order to provide recommendations. The app also requires camera access for taking and uploading photos and offers a set of custom filters for photo editing. There’s a social networking component as well, so users can connect to their friends using their contact lists from Facebook, Twitter, or email. Other features include in-app messaging and a “gamification” feature where users earn points for performing certain tasks with the app.
What is the team composition?
We worked with six or seven people, including our project manager, a designer, an animator, a UI/UX specialist, and the developers.
How did you come to work with Manhattan Mobile?
They were recommended by one of our investors.
How much have you invested with them?
We’ve spent somewhere between $100,000–$250,00 over the course of the project.
What is the status of this engagement?
We started working with them in February 2015 and wrapped up in June 2016.