Could you share any evidence that would demonstrate the productivity, quality of work, or the impact of the engagement?
I have taken the app off the market after some legal issues with the state government, which was my client, who are paying me a licensing fee. They decided to build their own, but the intellectual property is still mine. This project was built as a proof-of-concept.
Without Parangat’s app, I wouldn’t have come to the licensing stage with the government. It was available to the public for a good 9 months, and we had a good number of downloads and traction. It was probably the reason why the government decided to move quicker on it.
We used satellites and phone towers for tracking users’ activity through the app. I tested it vigorously, and it performed just like I wanted.
How did Parangat Technologies perform from a project management standpoint?
Sahil Gupta, their CEO, was my contact point. I wanted someone senior, but there were 3-4 others working on the project, including 2 iOS developers, 2 Android developers, and some graphic designers in charge of wireframes and graphics at the beginning. The backend work was quite smooth, which surprised me. We mostly communicated through Skype, but Parangat also used a platform similar to Google Docs, through which I could see what was being done throughout the day. I, the programmers, and the project manager were included in it, and I could see updates and text live with them.
What did you find most impressive about Parangat Technologies?
They understood my concept, and it was very easy to communicate with them. I thought I would have some large issues, given that this approach is not taken in their country, but Parangat grasped the logic and formulas behind it.
Are there any areas Parangat Technologies could improve?
No. The good thing was that I knew what I wanted, even though Parangat gave me some good enhancement ideas, which I used.