What was the scope of their involvement?
TRooTech developed the frontend of our native iOS app. Our internal designer was responsible for wireframes and mockups. Their team handled the coding around our material.
The app’s functionality is threefold, with the first part being an interface through which we can provide different activities for parents to engage in with their children. This came in the form of a simple interface connected to a backend where we post daily lists of activities and supplies for parents to see and follow.
The second part focuses on showing 30-minute videos that encourage children to participate in different activities. There’s a parental gate that ensures the child can’t access other parts of the app.
The third part encourages parents to use the app with their children every day. The first method includes a mechanism for capturing and storing memories of children engaging in activities in order to share via Facebook, Instagram, and Whatsapp.
The second way in which we encourage this interaction is through a calendar system where parents can see red or green dots for every day depending on whether they engaged in activities with their children.
Although TRooTech does provide marketing services, we didn’t leverage them. We wanted a local partner for this. They did offer a month-long maintenance period during which they helped us fix any bugs.
What is the team composition?
We mainly communicated with their project manager, but developers were involved in the background. I'm unsure how many people we used.
How did you come to work with TRooTech Business Solutions?
We looked in multiple places and evaluated 10 different entities. The three important criteria for us were: whether the companies understood our business, whether they had enough experience for the task based on their portfolio of similar work, and their ability to give advice. This was the first time we were trying something like this, and we didn’t want to scale out only to realize that the result wasn’t what it should have been.
How much have you invested with them?
We spent $6,000.
What is the status of this engagement?
We started working with them in August 2017. We’re still working together on minor enhancements, but the majority of the development is finished.