Please describe the scope of their involvement.
They actually created the whole app from the ground up, so we were working together throughout the whole project and finding out and figuring out what would be the best solution for different issues, or just how the app works and how users would interact with it. I'm thinking of a good example for this. What happens is if someone sits in front of the booth and takes pictures, all of the images are uploaded to our website automatically. What is a good feature is that for each of those you don't have to set the event graphics and the text that are displayed on the computer itself. But, if it's connected online, we can change the settings from our website admin panel, which is a good feature, and we always have access to the booth, so we could randomly restart a booth even if we're offsite, through our website. That's been a good feature that Pulilab integrated into the application and the whole ecosystem.
In the beginning, for the testing stage, they usually did all that work as well, so they uploaded the graphics, set the events, and everything, but after a while they trained us how to do all of that. We did a lot of school shooting and they also helped a lot with the issues in the beginning. There weren't many and most of them were more technical issues due to the camera, flash, or printer, but they were also helpful with that even though it's sort of unrelated to the software. It's more of a hardware issue.
As far as I know, there was someone developing the website—front-end and backend – and those are two separate people. There was a general systems admin, two guys were working on the Android application and, one or two guys were also working on the application running on Linux, so there were six or seven in total, I assume. I don't know them by person – the developers. I work directly with their project manager.
How did you come to work with Pulilab?
One of the owners of Pulilab is actually a previous classmate of mine from university. We spent a year together in university, but then we changed schools, and then when I started thinking about getting the development done, I researched a couple of the companies and then I got in touch with Christian [Buus Nielsen, chief executive officer and founder of Pulilab], and that's why I end up choosing them as well because there was also a personal relationship. I trusted their work, and I've seen a lot of stuff they've been working on before we start working together.
Could you provide a sense of the size of this initiative in financial terms?
It was about 10,000 euros [approximately $10,700].
What is the status of this engagement?
We haven't worked together for the last year, but we actually started in the negotiating phase for some new development for the same project – extra features – we want to implement. The original work was completed in 2014 around October or November, but there were still a couple of maintenance-related stuff they helped on the beginning of this year.