What was the scope of their involvement?
Solidstudio Software House has developed the initial MVP of our app, which consists of three main parts.
The first component is the B2C app for iOS and Android, which allows users to track their well-being, much like other health apps. There’s a notes feature, which functions as a personal diary, as well as a survey section.
To keep users engaged, we introduced gamification elements into the questions and answers and focused on giving instantaneous feedback. There’s also an interactive interface that displays user statistics through various mediums, combining in-depth graphs and forms over with fun animations.
The second part is a desktop version that prominent blue-chip organizations can use to gather anonymized survey data on their employees. The third part is an overview dashboard that allows administrators to tweak questions, rules, and other survey settings.
In terms of the tech stack, Solidstudio Software House primarily uses Java and Progressive to build our solutions. They’re also skilled in several open-source tools and have used them to create dashboard animations.
What is the team composition?
We’d worked with a business analyst initially and now coordinate between three developers. What’s so interesting about Solidstudio Software House is that they don’t really have junior developers. Instead, they’ve assigned two senior people and a lead.
How did you come to work with Solidstudio Software House?
I’d never outsourced my IT needs before, so this project felt like a bit of a risk. Based on my tech background, I reached out to a few large businesses and CTOs in the UK market, and they referred me to Solidstudio Software House.
I conversed with their CEO, arranged to meet them, and workshopped a detailed MVP proposal with them to see if they’d be a good fit. The team passed with flying colors, so I decided to hire them.
How much have you invested with them?
So far, we’ve spent between $250,000–$400,000. The MVP cost a reasonably modest amount because I just wanted to see how they’d develop it. When I saw that they’d exceeded expectations, my confidence grew, and I was happy to extend the scope of work.
What is the status of this engagement?
We started to work with them right about February 2019, and the project is ongoing. The plan was to have them build the product and pass it over to our side to manage. But I’m not at the stage where I see them more as a strategic partner.