Could you share any statistics or metrics from this engagement?
This whole project was basically an experiment for my company. We weren't sure how consumers would react to the product, but it was very successful because we sold more than one million units. Our app experience was significantly superior to what was already out there in the market, and it has consistently held four-plus stars in the App Store for the past two years. We believe the second iteration will be very well received as well.
How did Mokriya perform from a project management standpoint?
In my experience, when you work on a mobile app project with a company like Mokriya, there is usually a fixed statement of work. However, although we try to estimate the amount of effort and work, often the scope increases during the project because we learn something we didn't know before. One of the things I really like about Mokriya is that they are flexible and adapt very well as the project changes.
Sometimes, vendors only care about the project and not the product, but Mokriya is not like that. They understand that things are subject to change as the project goes on and that their resources need to be flexible. They allocated well, and they understood the complexity of the project.
What distinguishes Mokriya from other providers?
One of the best things about Mokriya was their flexibility around the scope and definition of the project. They were able to adjust when unknowns came about. They were able to take additional responsibility than what was originally asked of them, and they did that very well.
Is there anything Mokriya could have improved or done differently?
One of the challenges our company had with Mokriya is that their resources are scattered across the world. They have staff in the United States, Israel, Portugal, and India, which made it hard to coordinate between time zones. Sometimes, they have very good talent and, sometimes, they have average talent. It would be more convenient if all the developers were equally skilled.