Please describe the scope of their involvement in greater detail.
We use them as a team of extra developers on an on-demand type basis. QuadLogix handles fill work as well as major projects for us.
They've worked on components or individual facets of our software. We needed upgrades for certain screens on our core program. The overall work was done by us, in-house.
They've also developed an iPad application for us in its entirety. It was a very complex and challenging program in that it needed to quickly interface with our core application, but also act independently of it. The app was able to operate both online and offline. Our base program is an online-only solution, by contrast. Our customers are able to use the iPad application to interface with our platform and synchronize with our servers, updating its dataset automatically when it gains access to an internet connection. This in itself is a significant functionality.
How did you come to work with QuadLogix?
I was aiming specifically to find a development firm that offered on-demand work at a reasonable price, with good references. They needed to either have a US presence or have the ability to interoperate. There are a lot of overseas Australian, Russian, etc., companies to choose from. Development work allows them to operate from any location on the planet.
Aside from this, I looked for past projects that were similar to what I needed to do, including a dynamic ability of adjusting resources. It was also important to be able to stop the work after any budget constraints or demand changes that came from my clientele. I looked through social media profiles, as well as Google and Bing results, whittling the possibilities down to half a dozen companies. I called some past clients which were listed as references. QuadLogix came to be the one I chose after this process.
Could you provide a sense of the size of this initiative in financial terms?
The development cost for our iPad app was around $50,000. Our annual cost of working with them can extend to upwards of $100,000.
What is the status of this engagement?
We started working with them around four years ago. We utilize their team as if it was a software development arm of our company. This allows us to dynamically delegate projects to them, working on both finite projects and ongoing ones. QuadLogix also worked on complete projects, from start to finish, like our iPad app. We plan to continue our relationship into the foreseeable future.