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The project is about an application that can transform the existing air-conditioner into an IoT enabled smart air-conditioner. In order to ensure wide coverage of customers with minimal maintenance effort, React Native is used to develop a cross-platform application.
The vendor shows significant expertise in terms of app development using React Native. Besides, the vendor’s dedicated UI designers are helpful in this project as they are more capable of producing a modern, clean, and user-friendly user interface. Besides, the agile development with Upstack Studio allows us to propose changes when necessary which guarantees that the product can be delivered based on the current trends.
INTERVIEWED BY APPFUTURA ON SEP 16, 2020
Introduce yourself and your business.
I am an analyst at an air-conditioner manufacturing company headquartered at Selangor. Our business is about air-conditioner manufacturing which includes residential and commercial products.
What was the scope you assigned to the developers?
In the project, the vendor’s developers are in charge of developing the front-end UI and logic for the application.
How did you meet the app development team? What led you to hiring them over the other candidates?
To ensure smooth communication, we will use Google Meet as the platform to have our meeting with the development team. Among the candidates, Upstack Studio is selected due to their expertise in React Native, the competitive prices as well as the development method of Agile that will allow us to propose necessary changes based on the current market trend.
How was their project management?
The vendor has performed well in terms of project management. Every 2 weeks, the vendor will conduct a review with both parties to ensure the high-quality product can be produced with a given cost and scope. Besides, the project manager demonstrates good monitoring of the team to ensure they are able to deliver the promised components on time.
Was the budget and the time as agreed on? Were there any surprises?
Yes, the budget and the time are as agreed on and there are no surprises.
Was their expertise as you expected? Did they require any training?
Yes, their expertise is as expected and no training is required.Hide extended review
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