Mobile App Dev for Mobile Software Company
- Mobile App Development
- $10,000,000 +
- Apr. 2018 - Jan. 2019
- Willing to Refer
"Jo could promise everything. The problem was, he could not deliver on what he called a simple project."
- Consumer Products
- Fort Myers, Florida
- 1-10 Employees
- Online Review
SwingDev attepted to develop a mobile app for a mobile software company.
SwingDev neglected to provide a finished product. They had poor communication skills and would sometimes disappear. Continuously making promises, they failed to keep any of them. Attornies are now involved to dispute the claim.
The client submitted this review online.
Please describe your company and your position there.
We are a Mobile Software Company with a mobile application we market and sell
OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE
For what projects/services did your company hire SwingDev?
They were a competitive bid and chosen for ability and not price. They were contracted to build our Talkaware mobile app. Money was not the object, a premium product was
What were your goals for this project?
We wanted a premier product with patented concept to provide a special concept to voice recognition. Through this site it would establish a generous market and profitability.
How did you select this vendor?
We spent months trying to locate the correct companies after a few failures. Swingdev presented well and made big promises
Describe the project in detail.
The site was a new concept that would detect when a person was using voice recognition, it would, through its own keyboard, place a symbol in front of the text that was sent notifying the receiver that the sender was using voice recognition. It would allow the user to notify their contacts of what the symbol meant and allow them to also download the simple program so they could benefit from it also.
What was the team composition?
Hannah Mckenzie and Igsaan Salie were the PM and Head Designer. Jo Overline, the owner and salesman
RESULTS & FEEDBACK
Can you share any outcomes from the project that demonstrate progress or success?
This is the outcome. We had to get our attorney to send a letter demanding our payments back. This was Jo's response. Stephen is our attorney! I'll let you judge. We have nothing and were forced to pay another company to develop the project. They moved their company to Poland to avoid Lawsuits but Jo is in California. ---------------------------- Hi Stephen, let's start by saying - we welcome this suit, it's even comical. James's requests, demands, and our deliveries were well-documented from Day 1. We knew from the start what type of person we were dealing with. If you work with James, you know exactly what I am talking about. All deliverables were made as promised and communicated to James's team, and we have it all in writing. He's just too technically-incompetent and detached from the process to literally understand anything. Several times he went completely off the grid for weeks and we got zero communication, and we documented it every time. Your letter shows a lack of basic understanding of the situation. No source code from another company was illegally taken or used. James has no understanding of open source software and the legal use around it (because it's literally used in every software project in the world and 100% ethical and legal). I 100% GUARANTEE his "new" project uses it too. The legal laughing stock you would become making this argument against open-source would be nothing short of epic in the software world. Additionally, we use industry-standard code repositories that literally log every line of code written by every developer daily. There is an entire history of every line of custom code written for James with timestamps and logs, matching exactly his requests, it's indisputable. We are an extremely reputable company, it's widely known. We delivered many other websites/etc to James in the past. It's silly to think we would pick one to defraud him, but deliver on many others. Your claims of fraud are far-fetched and ridiculous, with no basis, but I guess that's what we get for going outside of our usual highly-technical clients and working with a caveman. If you want to talk about fraud, let's talk about how James secretly registered his different sites and hid them separately so he could defraud his insurance company on his policies, or how he illegally imports Kratom from South America and labels it as Yerba Mate Tea, using dummy sites to give it some authenticity in case the border official googles the business. I am sure CBP would like to know about that. Yeah we have that in writing too. In fact, also James talking about it on video - we record all our video meetings, and we disclose it at the beginning of every one with a "recording" text on-screen. This is the type of guy we are dealing with so don't talk to me about fraud. Every effort was made to make James happy and resolve this situation. I know James, i'm not stupid, it's all in writing and documented by every member of our team. In fact, even by James's team, behind his back, confirming he had no idea what was talking about and accepting deliverables as functional, in writing, with accompanying demo videos. FYI we haven't been in California for a couple years after an acquisition. Me, and my entire team, are based in Europe, and our corporate address is now: Swing Development Nowy Swiat 35, lok 6a Warsaw, Poland You can send any official documents to me there. Good luck. you'll need it. You're living on another planet if you think James can bully us, and we have mountains of supporting evidence. If you want to push this further, we are up for the fight, and will even enjoy publicly showing James's incompetence and expose him for who he is. Thanks for the laugh to start the week. Our lawyer, Marzena, is on cc.
How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?
Terrible, they kept making promises and delivered on nothing.
What did you find most impressive about this company?
The sales up front was very good. Jo could promise everything. The problem was, he could not deliver on what he called a simple project.
Are there any areas for improvement?
In every case they need to improve. I cant even explain the cost and waste of time. We were embarrassed and all jo did was threaten us for his failures.
Service & Deliverables
"The work was terrible and did not work. The coding was a hodge podge of cut and paste from other people code."
On time / deadlines
"They never met ANY deadlines"
Value / within estimates
"We received nothing for 74,000.00 but embarrassment and loss of time. Most expensive company you can encounter and uncollectable."
Willing to Refer0.5
"Not to my worst enemy