Algilez

Client review

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THE PROJECT

PLATFORM

Android & iOS App Development

PRICE RANGE

$10,000 to $49,999

DATE

Dec. 2018 - May 2019

INDUSTRY

Education

THE REVIEW

“Despite my project being relatively small, Ready4S made sure to look after me and provide plenty of support.”

5.0

PROJECT SUMMARY

Ready4S developed an Android and iOS application that allows users to learn a new artificial language. They made the app easily adjustable and provided extensive training for maintenance purposes.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am self-employed and have been developing an artificial language app called Algilez for several years. The language has been developed in conjunction with Greenwich University in London.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Ready4S?

I have previously tried creating a mobile app myself using an online template. However, it was slow and amateurish and not good enough to publicize. Since I had little technical knowledge and a limited budget, I needed a company with an experienced staff to produce a high-quality mobile app for Android and iOS.

What were your goals for this project?

I wanted to provide a mobile app that customers would find easy to use while learning a new artificial language. It was also necessary that I be able to update the lesson pages and associated audio files by myself, so the application needed to be simple, and I needed support on how to maintain it. Although I could be very flexible with the timeframe, my budget was limited.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

I found Ready4S while reading online reviews of app development companies. Ready4S appeared to be highly regarded and offer services at a reasonable price.

Describe the project in detail.

At the invitation of their sales team, we traveled to Poland to meet with their staff for several days. During the scope meetings, we got a good idea of what was possible and affordable while reviewing the various requirements. Once we agreed on the layout and the general appearance of the app, 
I put the lesson pages and audio files into the system, and Ready4S trained me 
to make any changes that I wanted.

What was the team composition?

We met with a project manager, their leading developer, and a designer in our original scope meeting. We also met with a contact from the sales team and the office manager. The project manager changed before work began, but we didn’t experience any setbacks because of the switch. A QA tester and a financial representative were also part of their team.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any outcomes from the project that demonstrate progress or success?

The app has only recently been released, and we are starting the process of publicizing the complete language project. I felt that we needed a tangible product—the app—that people could use before 
I started marketing the service. Similarly, despite a lot of testing, we are still in the early days concerning identifying any bugs in the app.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

We communicated regularly during the project. During the busiest period, we held Skype calls once per week and exchange emails daily. I needed to supply most of the lesson content, so I did my best to ensure that I didn't end up delaying any of their work. The leading developer, in particular, was always helpful and responsive when we identified any issues.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Despite my project being relatively small, Ready4S made sure to look after me and provide plenty of support. They gave regular updates regarding their progress and my budget. I was initially skeptical about the logistics of working with a remote team, but we ended up working very well together. They spoke English well and made effective use of my money.

Are there any areas for improvement?

I expect that their staff is more accustomed to working with larger companies than with one-person shops like myself. I came in with very little knowledge about mobile apps and various other technological elements necessary for these kinds of projects. I would have liked to see a brief information sheet at the start of the engagement so that we could go over the parts of the app that 
I was not familiar with.

THE REVIEWER

Manager, AG Consulting Alan Giles

REVIEW SOURCE

CRACOW, POLAND

ul. Krowoderskich Zuchów 12
31-272 Cracow, Poland
+48 12 307 15 14

NEW YORK, USA

555 Madison Avenue Manhattan
New York, 10022
+1 347 897 04 40

POOLE, UNITED KINGDOM

Suite 18 Equity Chambers
249 High Street
BH15 1DX Poole, Dorset
+44 238 097 0485
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