What was the scope of their involvement?
molfar.io was the head dev team for our demo application. It allows two mobile phones operating on the iOS platform to communicate together via Bluetooth and simulate payment transactions in different ways. The payment could be initiated by the customer or merchants. What we achieved is a complete and self-contained demonstrable user experience for the digital payment industry.
The demo could not be connected to any backend system due to its nature. So, molfar.io created a fully-standalone app that houses all the data within itself. It has to communicate with the outside via Bluetooth, so that in the end, the demo works by putting the two separate phones close to each other in order to process payment. The merchant application requests the payment, then by a simple tap, the customer application simulates said payment. Once the user has finished the payment, both parties are sent a notification.
molfar.io was also able to manage the Bluetooth integration in a way that allowed the app to be woken up in case it wasn’t running in the background.
What is the team dynamic?
I’m unsure of the team allocated for my project. I only interacted with Ivan [Founder, molfar.io], and he managed all of the exchanges with their internal developers.
How did you come to work with molfar.io?
Our relationship stems from a previous experience we had with them where we worked on an emergency basis for another dev system. We had found them through the Internet earlier this year, then gave them the first project that was also very rushed, lacking resources, and unexpected. However, they had the capacity in order to deal with those difficulties and plan something for our site.
Since the first project was really successful, we decided to go back to them. They were still able to keep up with our expectations and provide us with a product that met all our requirements.
How much have you invested with them?
The cost was around €3,000–€4,000 (U.S. $3,500–$4,700).
What is the status of this engagement?
The project began in August 2017, and was completed within roughly 3 weeks.