INTERVIEWED BY APPFUTURA ON MAY 31, 2018
Introduce yourself and your business.
I am the owner of Lessons and the CEO. I have an investor who is providing the money. My business is a school platform where people can sell their notes and ask other people for help. It is for both students and graduates.
What was your project about?
It was about making a platform for Android and iOS where students and graduates can interact with each other by selling notes and providing advice regarding assignments. There was a payment system, message system, auction system and a rating at the end. This was done on smartphones and tablets as well.
What was the scope you assigned to Powercode?
Besides the app’s functions, they needed to do a homepage and a CMS. They helped with the design, they implemented it, but it was after my wish.
How did you meet Powercode. What led you to hiring them over the other candidates?
I met them through their business manager, Artur. He contacted me on Linkedin. From there, we simply started a conversation, I thought they were very honest. The price and timeframe were compatible compared to the other companies bidding on the project.
How was their project management?
It was very good in the beginning, but there were some delays we didn’t expect. However, they were solved and it was good again. It was me and my investor’s first project and we didn’t know that things could get so complicated. Bottom line is that delay was within an acceptable range.
Was the budget and the time as agreed on? Were there any surprises?
It took a little longer to make things work because of some issues with the payment gateway. The budget was fine. We made it clear from the beginning that the price would be fixed. We paid additionally for some extra services we purchased but that's completely normal.
Was their expertise as you expected?
They were very good with suggestions. We had another provider and things didn’t work out there because they promised too much but didn’t deliver. Powercode was good for that, the project manager was very skilful. Everything was as expected.
What would you say is the best about Powercode?
We haven’t had the possibility to test it with a big audience, but there were very few bugs experienced, so based on that, the product is really good. They’ve been great at their work, and they were very good at proposing solutions when there was a challenge and finding solutions that could fit our desire.
Any areas you feel Powercode could improve on?
A little improvement on the timings they provided. That could’ve been better. We offered everything they needed on time, so they couldn’t be delayed from our side. When looking back, though, I think it’s better to release it a bit later without bugs than release something knowing there are existing bugs. Hide extended review