What was the scope of their involvement?
Thrive.io works on all of the apps for both companies. They primarily focus on development; most of the design and creative elements are handled internally. For the perks app, we had already built a native iOS version, so their team reverse engineered that system to create the Android version. They also built hybrid iOS and Android versions for the fundraising app. We’ve since handed over the management responsibilities for all of the platforms to Thrive.io.
The corporate perks app allows participating companies to customize the platform so that it aligns with their own brand. Thrive.io created branches of the original version that link to our central API, connecting each version with our core processes such as registration. At this point, they haven’t developed anything very complex because they’re just building branches off of the legacy system.
The fundraising app allows users to create a virtual fan club. Teams can also promote their events, publishing upcoming fundraisers and collecting RSVPs from people that plan to attend. The app serves as a POS, using barcodes and a scanning system to track sales and collect money.
Thrive.io is mainly enhancing the system's reporting features, optimizing the process to allow every team member to register as a “seller,” invite friends and family to join their “fan club,” and share their upcoming plans. The team has built the entire invitation functionality to enhance this process. Right now, they’re working on a live streaming feature using .NET technologies. When complete, one fan will be able to stream each event in real time. The system will notify all other members of the “fan club,” who can follow along or watch the recording at a later time.
Thrive.io is also integrating the core functionalities from the perks app with the fundraising app so that we can share nearby offers and discounts within the fan platform. We’ll encourage them to download the perks app through a download link.
What is the team composition?
We’re working with a project manager and Dmitry (General Manager, Thrive.io). We mainly speak with those two representatives, but we also interact with a QA specialist and a developer when necessary.
How did you come to work with Thrive.io?
They were a referral from another contractor.
How much have you invested with them?
The budget for the current project is $50,000, but our overall scope totals to about five times that amount.
What is the status of this engagement?
We started working with them in 2015, and they’ve since worked on a variety of projects.