In terms of results, could you share any statistics, metrics, or user feedback that would demonstrate the effectiveness of the work they’ve delivered?
We were selected as a Top 10 App by Apple in 2011 in what they called the App Rewind. We won one Appie two years in a row, 2012 and 2013. We were featured at the international announcement that Microsoft did in Barcelona when they announced Windows 8. Then, we won a number of other awards. It was very highly acclaimed on all three platforms. We were featured as Free App of the Day on Amazon. So, lots of accolades.
We white labeled several iOS apps and then we white labeled our Windows 8 app for Lenovo. The reason that stands out is Lenovo is the largest computer manufacturer in the world.
How would you describe their performance?
Is there anything else you’d consider unique or special about them that distinguishes them from other companies?
I can’t speak for today, but at the time, I didn’t know any development houses that really were proficient on all three platforms.
In retrospect, are there areas that you think they could improve on as a service provider or that you would do differently?
Agile software development by its definition has pluses and minuses. Agile by its nature is fast to market and iterative, whereas waterfall is very slow to market, but tends to be more documented. I wouldn’t say anything that would be unique to Ratio. I think as an industry, there’s pluses and minuses in any software development. But, from an industry standpoint, I think they were excellent.
Did they use the agile method?
Yes, they could have done it either way, but we preferred agile. We developed using the agile method.