What was the scope of their involvement?
I worked with two previous developers and had a version of the Manifest app complete. However, the focus changed and it had to be significantly updated. I had already spent a lot of money and it became apparent I’d have to hire a designer. I wasn’t comfortable moving forward with that plan and instead, hired Sidebench to redesign and develop the app from the ground up.
We’ve gone through workshops regarding the flow of the app and they’ve been very thorough in getting a full understanding of the concept before starting development. Now with a defined vision, they’re currently developing the app for iOS.
As a key feature, we have a proprietary formula for evaluating people's states as they begin the program and throughout the program. This ultimately yields an adherence score as a measure of success. Additionally, the app supports communication between our participants and facilitators. Another feature is that the app’s going to be extremely rich with video and written content compared to other fitness apps. Once completed, Sidebench will help me create a visual pitch presentation for pitch deck purposes.
What is the team composition?
I’ve worked with six members of their team including a project manager, development lead, design lead, and two supporting staff members. There’s also a business development manager. I assume there are more people involved with whom I didn’t interface.
How did you come to work with Sidebench?
Sidebench was referred to me by a trusted colleague. They felt like the right choice during the interview process. I appreciated some of their previous work and we had a great rapport, so I hired them.
How much have you invested with them?
I’ve spent about $370,000.
What is the status of this engagement?
We started working together in July 2017 and the relationship is ongoing.