What was the scope of their involvement?
The project was to build an app for both iOS and Android, as well as manage the server. WOXAPP handles the design and development, all from scratch. We’ve also added a website version to the project timeline.
First of all, we had several iterations of interviews. We spoke with the team and with potential users to generate the scope of requirements, including how the product should look. Then WOXAPP created a design; they really showed us how to think through the user experience.
The concept or goal behind the platform is to provide a convenient way of exchanging impressions about the countries visited. The travel blogger should have an ability to publish their impressions, emotions, and advice. Today’s platforms, including social media, don’t have a strong travel orientation. Other platforms help to select accommodation and related products, but they are not concentrated on the purpose of experience-sharing.
In the app, you can type a fast note describing your daytime traveling and share it with your friends. The app provides a chat function, synchronization with social media, ability to privatize the article and give it only to chosen friends, as well as other functions.
How did you come to work with WOXAPP?
I had heard about them before. I looked through their portfolio and past performance and the sites they’d built. I had been working with several IT teams on different projects when I decided to recruit a different team for this new project. I knew these guys and that they make great mobile and web apps. I hired them after productive initial consultations. They helped me understand what I had to do to make my idea a reality.
There were several teams I was considering. The determining factors were a portfolio, ability to build all 3 applications (mobile and web), and the project cost.
How much have you invested with WOXAPP?
I can’t state the exact amount, but it’s within the range of $40,000-50,000.
What is the status of this engagement?
We started with them in November 2016. The collaboration is ongoing.