iOS Mobile App Dev for Nightlife Ratings & Reviews Platform
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A quick introduction on the buyer’s organisation
I',m a co-founder of OutSmart Going Out, a ratings app where users review nightlife venues for safety and overall atmosphere.
What challenge were you trying to address with Raizlabs, a Rightpoint organisation?
We didn’t have enough resources to develop the app in-house, so we searched for mobile app developers in the region who could assist with the project.
What particular tasks were Rightpoint responsible for?
In the first meeting, we discussed our app concept and the scope of work required to transform our vision into a tangible product. We decided to create a beta app for iOS to gauge its success before developing the full version.
During subsequent meetings, we spent hours making design models and mapping out features we wanted to include on the app. We met with them every two weeks to review their work, and they made revisions based on our critiques, we repeated this process until development was complete.
What is the team composition?
They assigned a group of five developers to our account, including a team leader. We also have a point of contact in the finance department.
How did you come to work with Raizlabs, a Rightpoint Company?
We decided that it was important to have the development team in Boston so we would be able to be part of the bi-weekly sprints. Per the recommendation of our lawyer, we met with Raizlabs and found that their business philosophies were compatible with ours.
What are you approximate expents (if diclosed)?
We spent $142,000 to develop the app.
What is the final result of working with Rightpoint?
We’ve been working with them since March 2018. The beta app launched in June 2018, and we program to release the full app in the fall of 2018.
Are there any measureable or evident results?
Everyone who has used the app has complimented the stunning UI and easy-to-use navigation. The app has had a few minor bugs, but Raizlabs resolved those technical issues almost immediately.
How did Raizlabs, a Rightpoint Company perform from a project management standpoint?
Raizlabs is the most responsive organisation that I’ve ever had the pleasure to work with. Their open-door policy wonderfully contributes to the project’s collaborative experience. They always welcomed and encouraged our input, and they never hesitated to offer their suggestions. In addition to the biweekly meetings, we kept in touch daily via email.
What is (from your point of view) the key factor to pay attention while dealing with Rightpoint?
They’re serious about their work, but they also understand the importance of a fun work environment. Their excitement to work is infectious, and they’ve maintained the same level of motivation throughout the entire project. When we go to them for advice, their complete team jumps at the chance to give their input. Raizlabs has shown us that they care about our success and that they are willing to go above and beyond to help us come to it.
Do you have any advice for potential clients?
Our experience with developing an app was rewarding because we found a organisation that shared similar ideals and values.