What was the scope of their involvement?
I’ve worked with WallTree on an augmented reality project for medical applications, specifically remote breast cancer diagnostics. They were my only partner, and they built the entire biometric-data application. It was developed for Windows, Android and iOS, and distributed as enterprise software.
They’ve worked on a facial recognition functionality, application login, and pulse detection, which was a sophisticated feature. They used my algorithm for it.
They didn’t provide marketing or strategy services.
What is the team dynamic?
We made a statement of work with our own client, breaking the process down in technical documentation. I delegated a part of the project to WallTree, and created another statement of work and technical documentation. We have an internal UI/UX designer working on this project, who provided wireframes to WallTree.
There were 4 people from their team assigned to the project. My main point of contact was Peter Voloshchuk, [co-owner] who acted as project manager. We spoke on a daily basis.
We’ve used project management software, email and Slack for communication on a daily basis.
How did you come to work with WallTree?
There are 8 other companies I’ve used from time to time, based on their skillsets, and I also have a 7-person internal team. All development mostly occurs in-house, but we do need additional resources from time to time, and we prefer to outsource instead of hiring developers.
Peter approached me on LinkedIn about a potential collaboration. I had another team working with my company, and, when I had a couple of projects running at the same time, I decided to give WallTree a try with a smaller task. I liked their performance, and gave them a bigger project. I also liked Peter’s personality, and the fact that they provided their own opinions on the technical aspects for our second project. I was appreciative of this, since I needed someone who was able to doubt my own decisions, and tell me I’m wrong.
How much have you invested with them?
WallTree’s work has been in the low 6-figure range.
What is the status of this engagement?
I started working with WallTree a couple of years ago. The current project started in January 2017, and was soft-launched in June.