What was the scope of their involvement?
They did everything from scratch. I went to them with an idea to build an outdoor WIFI proposal for the Bahamas. As a side effect of that idea, I came up with this app. They designed a logo, put together a landing page to attract subscribers, filled out the backend APIs and management system, and created the frontend application that will appear in app stores. We started on the Apple Store, but we will port over to Android next year.
We're integrating payment systems, and the backend system is very clever. As I add new beaches and new vendors, we can port those changes through backend APIs without any major changes to the frontend. They have contacts in some of the countries we want to expand into, and they're willing to leverage those connections after we launch.
What is the team composition?
I interact with a project manager and a team of at least two or three developers. My main point of contact is the project manager, but I also have some contact with the owner.
How did you come to work with TEQQED?
I looked for a developer on Upwork, and they were a suggested vendor. Based on their reaction to my ideas, I knew they were a good team. They had a vested interest in what I wanted to do, and they provided suggestions for things outside of their scope. They validated my initial strategy, which spoke volumes.
How much have you invested with them?
We've spent about $20,000 so far. By the end of the year, that number will be closer to $25,000.
What is the status of this engagement?
We started working together in February 2019. The work is ongoing, and we hope to launch in the App Store within a couple of weeks. After that, we will work on the Android version.