Could you share any evidence that would demonstrate the productivity, quality of work, or impact of the engagement?
The first version of our app, which was done by our previous developer, is already in the App Store, and we are working with VRG Soft on an update for it.
Our previous developer was based in the US, so were paying US prices for our resources, even though the team was in India. The first time I shopped for a developer, I was sending quick descriptions to various companies. I received quotes of anywhere between $5,000 and $100,000 for the same app, but the companies with low quotes would never have delivered the app we currently have in the App Store.
As an Eastern European company, VRG Soft has much lower prices. In terms of quality, it would be hard to determine, but they seem to be much more involved with our project compared to the other developer, who had too many ongoing projects and took weeks to make minor changes. VRG Soft has been able to deliver small changes in 1–2 days, making it more convenient for us to change direction as a startup.
How did VRG Soft perform from a project management standpoint?
The communication has been good. VRG Soft’s team is in Ukraine, and I have mainly kept in touch with a single contact person. We speak through video conferences and share requirements and estimates through documents. We have a call once or twice per week and release a new test version at the end of each week.
What did you find most impressive about VRG Soft?
VRG Soft has a very reactive and fast team. They’ve always been willing to go the extra mile. Even if we were unclear in our descriptions, VRG Soft consulted us on any issue that may not have made sense for the app. We were never charged for the work necessary for amending the code after we agreed on a feature. VRG Soft’s team is flexible, and they want to do well.
On a previous part of our app, VRG Soft noticed some errors in the code and fixed them without even charging us. In the long run, it would not have been good to have the issue in the app, so they addressed it.
Are there any areas VRG Soft could improve?
I haven’t worked with VRG Soft for long enough to notice improvement points. I’m very happy with VRG Soft.