What was the scope of their involvement?
Reinvently walked us through the whole process of mobile app development. Because we started with just a concept, they used storyboards to go through the specification development process. They completed the UI and UX and built small prototypes to show us how the flow would look in the mobile app.
Then, they started working on the real-time, on-demand engine, which connects electric bikes to the backend system. We put trackers, GPS, and mobile phone modules on electric bikes and in charging stations, and they built the engine to tie everything together.
The app was developed for both iOS and Android. We've gone live on pilot test programs and we’ve been troubleshooting, performing QA, and fixing bugs. We're currently starting to engage customers on our product. We hope to engage Reinvently to do data analysis as well.
What is the team composition?
We have interacted with at least a dozen people. We've had several project managers for the different phases of development. We worked with a UI/UX developer, a graphic designer, a Java coder, a team of QA/QC people, a couple mobile app developers, and several backend QC people. Some of their sales team also advised us on the direction and what resources to use.
How did you come to work with Reinvently?
We did a web search for mobile app designers and backend programmers. They had a local sales office in the San Francisco Bay Area so we made a cold call. We were impressed that they’d worked with similar infrastructures required for our projects. They’d done some development on a similar backend and on-demand engine for other projects. Using those building blocks saved us some time.
How much have you invested with them?
We’ve spent around $150,000.
What is the status of this engagement?
We started working together in July 2016 and the engagement is ongoing.