What was the scope of their involvement?
They’ve spent the majority of their time developing both an iOS and Android SDK. Since we're a platform as a service, the SDK allows other software development companies to integrate the push-to-talk functionality into their apps. They also provide support to our customers on how to integrate the SDK and troubleshoot problems at the application level.
They also work on mobile apps on both iOS and Android for walkie-talkie standalone use that are built on top of our platform using our SDK. It's real-time oriented to low latency and involves different kinds of audio functionality. They work in Java, Swift, and Objective-C, as well as in C on Android for some of the audio management. They coordinate with audio apps and maintain special connections that manage audio chunking and buffering.
What is the team composition?
We've worked with multiple people. We work most often with Taylor (head of engineering, Touchtap). While we've had two assigned resources when things were time sensitive, mostly we just use one resource.
How did you come to work with Touchtap?
We were actually interviewing to hire somebody full time. We did a full technical interview with one of their people. We had spent a long time trying to find the right person and he seemed like a great technical fit. So we ended up working with them even though we were initially looking for an in-house employee.
How much have you invested with them?
I don't know exactly, but it’s over $200,000.
What is the status of this engagement?
We’ve been working together since 2016 and the engagement is ongoing.