INTERVIEWED BY APPFUTURA ON MAY 29, 2017
Please present yourself, your business and your position.
Alex Grant, Director at Grant Event Technology.
What did Saturncube Technologies do? Why did you decide to outsource the app project?
I approached Saturncube Technologies to be our app developer (both iOS and Android) for a project. We have a web presence and knowledge on web applications but no internal expertise on Android and iOS development.
Explain what your project was about.
Our project was to create an app that allowed customers to keep informed about the various events they were running. The app included push notifications, reminders, maps, information and their tickets for the event.
Explain to what scope extend Saturncube Technologies was involved in your project.
Being new to the iOS and Android environments we had some understanding of what could be achieved but not how. We provided screen mock-ups, API links and logos and Saturncube Technologies did everything else.
How did you get to meet the Saturncube Technologies team and what led you to hiring them?
I put an advert up on a website with a basic overview of the app and they responded quickly and professionally compared to everyone else. They didn't immediately agree that they would take the project which most people did on that site but rather asked for some time to discuss the project further with me before to understand what I wanted before agreeing to become involved. This showed a level of professionalism that pretty much all other organisations on the website did not.
How was their project management?
I could not have asked for more with their project management, their communication was excellent, their English was spot on and their timelines were always adhered to. One of the main things that has always impressed me about Saturncube Technologies is their communication about everything, with the location and timezone differences they have been excellent at managing this.
Was the project completed as expected? Was the time and the budget the same you agreed on?
Project was completed on time and on budget. I do not wish to share budget agreements however the timeframe was two weeks from acceptance of project to delivery into the iTunes/Google Play Store.
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 found they have been excellent to work with and their expertise in teaching me about iOS development has been great to learn about what can and can't be achieved within budgets and time frames. We ran through our product with them in a high level overview of what our product was about but at no stage did we do any formal training, they learnt what they needed to know from the product overview.
Please highlight the best things of Saturncube Technologies.
Their communication is second to none, I have always been impressed by their response times and level of detail on what is happening, how it could work and how long it will take.
Is there anything you believe Saturncube Technologies could improve on?
So far everything I expected has been blown away by what they have done for us. I must admit I had fairly low expectations going into it based on the first few responses I got, however I am yet to give them a task they haven't been able to do or provide a solution for. Hide extended review