What was the scope of their involvement?
Development of the client-facing application was based-on our minimum viable product (MVP). We wanted to build a cross-platform application using one code base. We didn’t want to deal with the hassles of native iOS and Android apps along with a web platform. Initially, we worked with their chief architect who scoped out the project and determined what technologies we should use. The decision was to use AngularJS on the frontend, and MongoDB on the backend.
One of the first things SwingDev did was build us a content portal. This enabled our content aggregation team to create, edit, and upload lessons through the app’s backend. They used Google Firebase to handle our authentication protocols and password management. The app was primarily built on a MEAN stack (MongoDB, Express.js, AngularJS, and Node.js).
We had some organizational troubles on our end and had to put a halt on development. That was essentially the last phase of our collaboration, but we’ve gained a lot from working with SwingDev.
What is the team composition?
Six people from SwingDev’s team worked on our project. They allocated a chief architect, two developers, a QA tester, a project manager, and the project manager’s assistant.
How did you come to work with SwingDev - (Swing Development Inc)?
Two years ago, we were a startup of relatively nontechnical people. We had linguists, business developers, and designers, but it’s hard to find quality developers in the web and mobile tech space. We went through a few rounds of working with Upwork and other freelancing platforms to build a production version of the application. SwingDev was referred to us by an investor who had worked with them on previous projects. We got connected and started working together.
How much have you invested with them?
We invested almost $100,000 in their services.
What is the status of this engagement?
We worked with SwingDev between April–October 2017.