What was the scope of their involvement?
Sportacle is basically a social media app for soccer players. We initially had some ideas, and then once we started discussing them with Matthew [Founder, Zwiffer], he gave us his feedback. He has a lot of industry experience, so his feedback meant a lot to us.
We ended up focusing just on soccer, so it's like a social app where if you're in a town and you want to play soccer but you don't know anybody who plays, you can use the app to figure it out. You make your profile, and then you can look for public games; if not, you can create a public game and people can join in on it. Basically, it's a pick-up soccer app for both iOS and Android.
What is the team dynamic?
We were assigned two developers and a designer. Matthew acts as the project manager.
How did you come to work with Zwiffer?
I used to get on Codementor, which is a website where you pay a fee and can get help from other programmers. I was starting to learn how to code in Swift, and I just happened to come upon a bunch of different programmers, including Matthew.
Once I got a hold of him, he was basically the best programmer, in my opinion. He was the most knowledgeable and he answered any questions I had efficiently and effectively, so I stuck with him for a while and he gave me some good lessons on iOS programming. I went through a lot of mentors on there and he was by far the most knowledgeable one, which made me trust his work.
From that, I ended up wanting to outsource the work and Matthew was my first choice. I had gone through other programming contractors outside of the US because of their low prices, but I got an even better price from Matthew and a higher quality product.
What is the status of this engagement?
I got Zwiffer involved early in 2017 and it's an ongoing collaboration. It's still not complete yet, but we're very close.