What was the scope of their involvement?
Sitex Private Limited helped to build the entirety of our tech platform. They built the mobile app using React and compiled natively for iOS. Their team also built a web app, which includes all the mobile platform’s functionalities. They created the web version using a tool that exported the React code into plain HTML.
Sitex Private Limited converted my teaching notes into a format that a computer can read. Their team created a backend system that orders phrases, sentences, and vocabularies based on a user’s current language and target language. Their team developed an integrated audio file in multi-languages. They extended the backend tech-stack to support metadata that not only produces an audio file that directs users but also takes additional metadata to display the spoken text on the screen of the mobile or web app in real-time synchronously with the audio. So, they built features to display text in both a user’s primary language and their target language in real-time. Their team created transliteration features for all the languages on the platform. Syntactic translations and gloss translations display on the screen in real-time with the audio. They also created the interfaces so that a user can turn functionalities on or off.
What is the team composition?
Our primary point of contact is Shozab (Chief Executive, Sitex Private Limited) who works with 2–3 other developers on the project.
How did you come to work with Sitex Private Limited?
I found Sitex Private Limited on Upwork. I originally posted a tiny portion of the scope. For this project, I went through about 4–5 freelancers. I found people who swore that they knew what to do, took a lot of time and money, and didn’t produce many results. Other people tried to convince me that my platform was infeasible. Shozab came to me knowing what I wanted to do and could do it quickly. They blew everyone else out of the water in terms of speed to market, budget, and quality of work.
How much have you invested with them?
I’ve spent between $50,000–$100,000 on their services. By the time the platform is where it needs to be, we will spend another $50,000.
What is the status of this engagement?
We started working together in 2018, and we’re still working together on the project.