What was the scope of their involvement?
We’ve worked with SDSol on several projects. Recently, they developed a platform that allows us to launch the MyPark service, which we continue to grow to this day. They created two consumer versions of our iOS and Android app, and made a comprehensive backend reservation and reservation management service.
First, they took the time to understand our needs, goals, and essentially what the vision was for MyPark. We had specific criteria we had them follow, too. For example, for the UX, we wanted a seamless experience for our users, to be able to control devices sitting in public parking spots around the country by people from all walks of life visiting their local mall.
Another main aspect we needed was to have the device come up automatically when the person drives out of the space. We needed the device to recognize when the driver backs out of their space and send them an email receipt. Following those guidelines, they built a proposal and a plan to make the platform happen. Overall, they built a complex platform that has hardware and software disciplines embedded within it.
What is the team composition?
We worked with several different expertise specialists, across disciplines, to put our platform together. We had engineers, iOS coders, Android coders, and hardware specialists to deal with the firmware and intelligence of the device itself.
How did you come to work with SDSol Technologies?
We scouted several different companies, online first. Eventually, we had conference calls with some of them and began meeting in person, too. There were several things that made SDSol stand out. The number one reason was their responsiveness; they were the fastest to respond to our inquiries, which was really good. The second reason was their openness to tackle our hardware challenges, which other companies weren’t willing to do. Finally, the last reason we chose to work with them was their location; we’re both Miami based companies, so taking into consideration all of the different meetings and working sessions, it was really good to be nearby one another.
How much have you invested with them?
We’ve had several projects with them, and we’re charged on a project-by-project basis. At this point, we’ve spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on their services.
What is the status of this engagement?
We began working together in 2013, and we continue to work with their team for our ongoing projects.