How did you select this vendor?
After meeting and working with several local Ruby on Rails developers, Velocity Labs came highly recommended. They had experience with agile methods and were familiar with our regional needs.
Can you go into detail about the services they provided and the scope of the project?
Velocity Labs designed, developed, configured, and maintained our timetable publishing system, our online trip planner, our rider alerts system, and our mobile-optimized website. Additionally, they set up a real-time feed for our light rail system. They also handled several API integrations and maintained our open-source ATIS gem.
The timetables publisher and rider alerts system had a backend for managing content, each designed to our specifications. During the development process, functional versions were typically ready for user testing in weekly sprints. Valuable suggestions from the developers made for an outstanding result.
What was the team composition?
The project team consisted of about six people, but certain individuals would come and go depending on the skills needed. We had one consistent project manager who was our direct and permanent point of contact. He was also our lead developer.