What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?
There aren't any specific revenue numbers yet, but they were a key part of us getting to market.
We haven't gone through the rigorous testing that will happen when it goes to production, but so far the functionality of their code looks good.
How did Nextide perform from a project management standpoint?
It was good. It was a challenging project because our API was being developed at the same time as they were developing the screens. So if there were bugs in the API, they couldn't make progress until we fixed it on our end. They handled a lot of changes and pivots, and were very accommodating.
They were also very flexible in keeping the project within scope, even though we were making changes and fixing things as we went along. There was a lot of back and forth, and they were willing to work with us on everything.
What did you find most impressive about them?
Because I've known these guys for a long time, there was a built in trust factor. They delivered quality work but also were flexible enough to work with a startup trying to go to market.
They were very patient with us when we couldn’t always answer their questions. We worked very closely together, and it was always a positive collaboration even if things got a little tense because of deadlines or things not working.
Are there any areas they could improve?
On our end, we should have made sure the API was stable before we engaged a developer. That was a tradeoff we made in order to not delay our release, so that was not their fault.
Do you have any advice for potential customers?
If you give them a defined scope, they will give you a statement of work, a fixed price, and deliver on both. If you're not sure exactly what you want, or need help figuring out what you can do within a reasonable cost, they'll work with you to come up with ideas you may want to consider or better ways of doing them. They’re not just a Drupal shop; they truly are consultative and can work with you to flesh out and design whatever you're trying to accomplish.