Could you share any evidence that would demonstrate the productivity, quality of work, or the impact of the engagement?
I’m satisfied with the work Promatics has done, especially with their responsiveness and how they’ve helped me through the whole process. Being so naive to the building and technology of apps, it was great to have someone hold my hand through it all. I believe with the baseline and version 1 Promatics has delivered that my company will be able to only grow and go up from here.
I’ve shown the app to friends and family to test functionality and user ability and everyone thinks it’s a great app idea and solves a problem of pictures not always telling the whole story. They think the app itself is user-friendly and it can help people change the way they buy and sell things online. They also feel like it’s an app that should currently be available on the App Store helping people more efficiently sell their items.
How did Promatics perform from a project management standpoint?
I can almost always look at my phone at 9:30 AM and see that my contact who’s handling my project has sent me a daily update. It meant a lot to me to know where their team was with the project and what they were working on rather than just wondering where everything is — I really appreciated that. I also appreciated their receptiveness to the changes that I wanted to make because I made many. Even if I wanted to make small changes, they were receptive to them.
What did you find most impressive about Promatics?
Promatics’ ability to help me develop my idea was great, especially as someone who didn't know anything about the industry or process.
Are there any areas Promatics could improve?
I don't think so. I had to come up with a logo and some of the design aspects for the app, and I know it’s not their job to offer advice, but I didn't really know what I was looking for. It would have helped if they had some form of design team or offer two or three design ideas. However, their job is to develop the app, and they achieved that.
What tips or recommendations could you share that might increase the likelihood of success with Promatics?
My advice to other companies is to just go for it. I held onto this idea to long because 1) I didn't know what to do or how to start and 2) the companies I contacted wanted me to pay what I wasn't comfortable paying.
You can always develop the app offshore and then bring it back and be a US-based company. I think in the current climate, anything foreign is sometimes frowned upon, but if we’re utilizing overseas assets in other areas, why not technology. I think it gives us a baseline to create what we want to do and then advance it further over here. If anyone is hesitant about using non-U.S. based developers, I would say to not be worried. My advice is to do your research, vet the company, make sure they’re legitimate, and then go for it.