What was the scope of their involvement?
They provided consultation and gave us suggestions on what were the best-practice approaches we should take. They’ve helped us determine whether we should develop for Android, using Silverlight, or using another option. They provided software development and helped us solve our issues. The main purpose of the tool is to generate simulations of gas, water, and system networks. The key features of the software are its calculation modules, which we developed internally.
They worked on Silverlight, native Android, and web application development. The development has been both front- and backend, using AngularJS, C#, and some backend technologies for database connectivity. We provided documentation to them.
What is the team composition?
We were in touch with Michael (CEO, VTS Software) in the beginning, for commercial discussions. Our main point of contact is Leszek (Director, VTS Software). The development for the mobile app prototype was done by Leszek and one other person.
How did you come to work with VTS Software?
We’ve been working with them for 3–5 years, but I don't recall how the collaboration began. We had tried one or two other providers, but it was a disaster. The collaboration with VTS Software has been very good.
How much have you invested with them?
The cost of their services has been around $250,000 overall.
What is the status of this engagement?
We started working with them in October 2014. The collaboration is ongoing.