What was the scope of their involvement?
When I went to Peerbits, I told them we had all of the user stories and the wireframes. Then, I told them our budget; I wasn't looking to spend over $10,000. They came back to me with a price quote, how much I was to pay upfront, and information on different payment installments.
At first, I really wasn't sure what to expect. It was kind of a last-ditch effort to not pay a few hundred grand to get it done. After a month, I received demo one. Everything looked great and everything functioned properly. The biggest negative factor, I would say, is it takes a lot more work to make a change to what you already had because you have to really spell it out for them. You have to go over the grammar. It is a lot more work than working with a US agency.
They did complete 100% of the development and met all of the milestones. The app is in the iTunes store now. We still need to update some small features. They never up-charged me for anything I needed to change. If they did something wrong, they'd fix it the next day.
They have to use the shortest distance through Google Maps, and then they calculate that by mileage reimbursement. They used the Google Maps API in the app because you have to use the shortest distance through Google Maps to calculate the mileage reimbursement. And we have geolocator; whenever you are at a doctor's appointment, there's a GeoReminder. They'll send you notifications, which is something I had them build for me. There is also an attorney questionnaire and other small functionalities.
They've done everything for me. I write the app description, and then they upload the app to the Apple store and make any changes needed during that process. We developed the iOS version first and we're developing the Android version now. We already had the wireframes for the iOS app, so I wanted to see how they did on that. They did a really good job, so now we're doing the Android app, which should be released within a month from now.
How did you come to work with Peerbits?
I found the ratings on Clutch and that was a big decision-maker in why I hired Peerbits because they have previous reviews on Clutch and other review websites. I went to check out their website. I contacted about 5 to 10 agencies overseas and Peerbits got back to me really fast. I decided to go with Peerbits and to roll out the development. They gave me a great price quote. Fueled and Fuzz and all of the US agencies were quoting me about $ 400,000for what I got done with Peerbits for less than $10,000.
How much have you invested with them?
Originally, they quoted me less than $10,000. I did make one change, so it probably comes out to close to $10,000.
What is the status of this engagement?
We started working together in April 2017 and the work is ongoing.