INTERVIEWED BY APPFUTURA ON JUN 19, 2018
Please present yourself and your business.
I'm the founder of a company that owns an app that could be very big or could be nothing at all, I don't know yet. We are testing it on our users now and first indications are good. The app makes it easier to go out for cultural events such as concerts, movie theatres, plays, comedy shows, etc. spontaneously.
Explain to what scope extend Nomtek was involved in your project.
I came to them with a very well predefined MVP, so basically, a mapping including a quite detailed description of the MVP of the app. We did a screening in Poland, Estonia, Denmark, Sweden and UK. Then we shortlisted about 20 companies which we wanted to brief more detailed about the MVP. We sent them the brief and they were very fast in understanding what we wanted to build and also very good at asking questions to understand the scope and the approach we took. Nomtek were very good at that from day one. We shortlisted three companies which were to be looked more carefully and closely. I went to visit Nomtek in Poland and watch where they worked and after that, we initiated the work, which was an MVP for the app. The project is currently just on iOS and we hope to initiate an Android version later this year.
How did you get to meet the Nomtek team and what led you to hiring them?
We met them by doing research on the internet. We did research on more than 70-80 companies, trying to understanding who are these guys, we looked at their references. At that point we had a long list, then we shorted that list. After that, we made a document of 20 pages with visuals, descriptions, requirements from a user experience kind of position and then we had a quite few detailed meetings by a conference.
Nomtek were the first to call us by a video, which was an approach to emphasize the communication, they were very good at understanding our ambition. They didn't sope it to high so we couldn't afford it,and they didn't scope it too low so that it wouldn't be good enough. They also found a very good level of pushing back if something would be too difficult or too expensive to make, they were very solution-oriented in finding creative ways to do stuff. We had a very good intuition about Nomtek, which made me book a flight ticket to go visit them. At this point, there was another company in Estonia, which was also very much in play, but we ended up going with Nomtek.
How was their project management?
It has been very good. A lot of communication on slack and on conference calls. The project has expanded since the MVP, we have added functions to it. We have gone form a fixed price to a time and materials price, and even though we don't have a Project Manager as such, one of our front-end coders is taking the function of Project Manager.
Was the project completed as expected? Were the time and the budget the same you agreed on?
Nomtek kept the budget for the MVP and they fully lived up to expectations. On the product side, the quality is really good. I put a lot of attention to details and how things work, so I'm really happy with what they have delivered.
Did you find their expertise up to what you expected? Did they require any kind of training from your end to understand your product?
I'm super happy about their expertise. As a client, using Nomtek is like working with an IT partner. I am not able to code myself so Nomtek is essentially working as our extended team. Their level of expertise is high.
Please highlight the best things about Nomtek.
The very best thing is the quality/price mix and then, of course, the team, how they are structured, their approach... They deliver a very high-quality product at a very reasonable price. Finally, the team is a bunch of great people who I’m very happy to be working with.
Is there anything you believe Nomtek could improve on?
Overall, I am very happy with everything they have done. From a 1 to 10 skill, I am 9/10 happy with everything. From a client perspective, I would like to build the product even faster but, to be honest, I don't know if that's reasonable to ask! Hide extended review