Co-Founder at Brewery Buddy
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Type of project
The client is Brewery Buddy, a company that offers a SaaS brewery management system. They were in need of a developer to supplement their own programmers to speed up their development process. They partnered with KindGeek for the project.
The client is very pleased with their partnership with KindGeek, which has accelerated their development process and improved their communication and engagement with potential customers. The client highly recommends KindGeek for their clear communication and willingness to go above and beyond to ensure their clients' success.
What business challenge were you trying to address with KindGeek?
We have one technical lead internal to the company, but he needed assistance to get all the necessary programming done. We engaged KindGeek to get support on the programming side. We weren't trying to bring people into the company and give up equity of the company, so we thought that using a development shop would be a great way to get some of that work we needed.
Please describe the scope of their involvement in detail.
How did you come to work with KindGeek?
Could you provide a sense of the size of this initiative in financial terms?
The cost of the project is less than $10,000. They have a clear pricing structure that they'll share with you. This was really focused more on the development side so if we needed additional services, such as more project management or user interface/user interaction, they could have allocated more team members towards our project.
What is the status of this engagement?
Our project was limited in scope and limited to a one-month timeline. During the course of that time, that project has been wrapped up with them. The experience was great. We're definitely looking forward to picking back up with them soon.
Results & Feedback
Could you share any statistics or metrics from this engagement?
We've gotten some great user feedback based on the work they did. Previously, building everything internally, it was hard to get across the finish line and, sometimes, bringing in that third party can really push things forward in a way that's hard to build up that momentum internally. I feel like we were constantly having meetings with potential customers saying we're still working on our product and its features. After working with KindGeek, we can actually show them our product. They have accelerated our whole development process, but they've also allowed us to move forward engaging potential customers engaged.
What distinguishes KindGeek from other providers?
The main thing with them is communication. They are very willing to communicate and that can be just quick emails or even a Skype call, if necessary. KindGeek has gone above and beyond in terms of being willing to get in touch if we have any comments or concerns. That's been refreshing to have that strong communication even with the distance between us. They have shifted their schedule to align with the Unites States time zones more closely, which has been amazing.
Is there anything KindGeek could have improved or done differently?
I think early on, we were pretty committed to Meteor as a framework, and it was so new that they didn't have a lot of experience with it. They wanted us to explore some other frameworks that were more in their core competency. Ultimately, we were able to say we're sticking with Meteor and here's why. They got on board with that and have been able to pick up to speed on that and may be expanding their use of it within their company after working on our project. I think because it was something new there was hesitation there. They've grown their skills in that area.