What was the scope of their involvement?
Amish, the product manager, leveraged his technical background to help guide us through the transition of working with the previous company to a team of internal designers and developers. At this point, we were still building an MVP to use for beta testing. He acted as a middleman between our technical resources and our management. Under Amish’s leadership, the team was able to operate with more efficiency.
Over the course of the engagement, they completed the web platform and built a corresponding mobile app for iOS devices. The team used tools like Ruby on Rails and jQuery, along with other agile development technologies, to build the systems. They chose only the most important elements from the website and arranged them into a fluid and intuitive interface for the mobile app. One of the most important features allows users to create an inventory that can be updated at any time. With this function, users can more easily manage their move.
What is the team composition?
In addition to Amish, Perpetual also provided about three designers and six developers.
How did you come to work with Perpetual?
I posted a description of the opportunity on a job listing website and received many replies. I spoke to a few prospective vendors, one of them being Perpetual. Knowing the personality of the rest of my team, I was looking for a people that could seamlessly assimilate into the culture. I spoke to Amish, and found him to have the perfect balance of intelligence, understanding, experience, and modesty. I rely heavily on my team, but ultimately make the final decisions, and it was clear in our first meeting that he could manage his team in the same way. Based on my first impression, I chose to partner with Perpetual.
How much have you invested with them?
We spent between $100,000–$250,000 on this project.
What is the status of this engagement?
We worked together from July 2012–January 2014.