What was the scope of their involvement?
We spent one week explaining everything in detail, after which they started development. We connected UkrInSofT directly with our mobile-network aggregators, and they built our whole platform from scratch. Our platform involved a lot of micro-transactions, so we had to ensure there was no off-time, that the information was stored properly, and that our marketing team and partners could quickly pull out different statistics.
We added an affiliate extension to the platform last year, which gives companies that don’t have currently have a platform the opportunity to use ours. We’re also adding more load to the system, and we’re live in several countries. We have direct connections in Iran, South Africa, Thailand, some European countries, and we're also making a connection in Iraq.
Mobile network operators are always changing their regulations and upgrading their equipment, so we constantly need to keep up. Our gateway will get obsolete, and, at some point, we won’t have a connection, so we need to constantly update the gateway, optimize it, and make sure that everything is up-to-date.
They’ve also developed simpler items for us, like mobile apps. They created a dating platform in South Africa, for Android and iOS, and we’ve also brought them a couple of German projects. Some of the technologies and languages they’ve used with us include: Caml, PHP, Python, MySQL, and Oracle.
What is the team composition?
I’m in touch with two or three people, but they have a whole group of developers working behind them. When they were building our platform, they had 38 people based in Ukraine.
How did you come to work with UkrInSofT?
We experimented with different companies, but we couldn’t find a one-stop-shop for everything. UkrInSofT was recommended to me by the friend of a partner of mine, so we talked on the phone, and then I went to visit them in-person. They’d been working for Israeli security companies, which impressed me, because I believe they have high demands and standards. UkrInSofT showed me some of their previous projects and were honest about the fact that they had never created anything like our platform before. They told me that they did know coding though, and that they weren't afraid to jump into new arenas, which definitely stood out to me.
How much have you invested with them?
Including all the projects we’ve done, we’ve spent less than 1% of our what our company is worth.
What is the status of this engagement?
We've been working with them since 2011.