What was the scope of their involvement?
They worked on an Android and iOS native mobile application for one of our partners. They took care of development and coding. We had our own designer internally, but they contributed by helping us with its concept and design as well. They suggested ideas and presented us with various icons and elements.
We consulted them about the implementation of certain features. They built the structure of the mobile app, showing us different ways to manage the cloud and mitigate various risks. For web development, we discussed all the features together. Their experience made us value their input.
What is the team composition?
I worked with four people from their management and development teams. Whenever we discussed something with the development team, the management team was updated. We never had to repeat something; it was as though they were working in the same room with us. They were involved in the whole process, which was very helpful.
How did you come to work with BLAKIT?
We requested proposals, stating that we needed an application ready by Christmas. Due to our tight deadline, there weren’t a lot of companies that were eager to cooperate. BLAKIT, however, understood our needs and ideas in order to launch the application by Christmas. They shared our passion for the work.
Additionally, similar to our own team, their management team is very active in the IT community. They contribute to the community, participate in meetups, and attend mentoring sessions. This dedication is why we wanted to work with them.
How much have you invested in them?
We spent €5,000–€10,000 ($6,107–$12,214 USD).
What is the status of this engagement?
We worked with them from October–December 2016. We spent several months in 2017 on further development. We are considering using them for future projects.