What was the scope of their involvement?
I met with one of their sales representatives and we discussed the scope of work. Then, they introduced me to their software development team and my project manager and we began developing wireframes. We did the mock-ups and worked collaboratively throughout the whole process.
My website is a mix between Twitch and YouTube. We focus on amateur athletics, specifically, indoor sports (we're planning to grow and stream outdoor sports as well). We're located in Dallas, Texas, where college sports and club teams are very popular, so parents invest a lot of money into their kids being able to play these extracurricular sports. The platform we're creating will allow kids to record all of their games, so that they have a repository they can use when applying for colleges. I also wanted to give parents, grandparents, and friends an opportunity to watch the kids create those memories.
Everything we do is in HD. For every sports event, there is a number of static cameras that are streaming 24/7. In addition to that, our subscribed users can record the event with their cell phones, turning their mobile devices into another camera. Then, our subscribers can choose to watch the feed from other users or the fixed camera streaming.
They used node.js and some other technology to do both the backend and the frontend development for the initial phase. Now they're doing the maintenance and we're starting to develop the features for phase 2.
What is the team composition?
I worked with a project manager, iOS and Android developers, and a website developer.
How did you come to work with them?
Initially, I considered hiring in-house developers. I was also looking at third-party companies who had worked on similar projects. As I was going through that process, I came across Zibtek. They made a very good impression on me and I decided to give them a chance.
How much have you invested with them?
We've spent between $10,000–$50,000.
What is the status of this engagement?
We started working with them in October 2017 and the relationship is ongoing.