What was the scope of their involvement?
We wanted a tablet app built. We opted to go with iOS because everyone is more familiar with iPads.
The app had to have the ability to work offline as sometimes we work in remote areas where coverage might not be available. Once back within range, it needed to automatically sync up with the servers and push out the information. We were also looking at having a document repository within the app to cover documentation for the team, whether it is drawings, policies, procedures, or forms and alerts.
We met with them quite a few times to go through everything and they created the wireframes for us based off of our discussions. We did provide sample documentation of forms, but mainly we sat with them and let them know what challenges we faced and what we were looking for. They took that and ran with it.
What is the team composition?
We had four of five members of their team who typically attended our meetings. This included our account rep and the owner. We went through brainstorming, then when it came time to start the development, they brought in the developer in for our meetings as well as their project managers.
How did you come to work with TERRAFORM?
We found them through a Google search. We called a number of different people and asked some interview questions as well as for samples of previous work. When it came down to it, we felt comfortable with TERRAFORM's proposal, their development steps, software development cycle, and lifecycle. They are also from Calgary, and the owner had previously worked in our sector, so he understood the challenges we face.
What is the status of this engagement?
We began working with them in April 2017 and the work is ongoing.