MVP iOS App Dev for Home Repair Company
The app has yet to launch, but internal code reviews have been very positive. JetRocket’s ability to manage expectations and communicate effectively throughout the project were key in creating a cohesive MVP.
Introduce your business and what you do there.
I am the co-founder and COO of AskJack, an iOS app that connects homeowners and contractors instantly with a booking and scheduling system.
What challenge were you trying to address with JetRockets?
During the beginning of the project, our in-house development team was managing the design/frontend of the app but needed assistance with building out the backend infrastructure.
What was the scope of their involvement?
The service consists of two apps; one for consumers/homeowners and one for local professionals and general contractors. When a consumer needs to book a service, they create an account and answer a few questions on the app that connects them with specific providers in their area. They are then able to browse through their profiles, read reviews, and see their availability to schedule an in-person appointment. JetRockets has taken a lead on backend development for both apps.
What is the team composition?
Natalie [Partner and Head of US Operations, JetRockets] was our project manager and Igor [Partner, JetRockets] served as the lead developer.
How did you come to work with JetRockets?
We received a referral through one of our in-house iOS developers at the time. We scheduled a meeting with them and they seemed great, so we moved forward with them.
What is the status of this engagement?
We started working together in the summer of 2016, and we’re set to launch in the next few months. We’re currently in talks to develop an accompanying web app.
What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?
We haven’t launched the app yet, but our team has been reviewing the code and JetRockets has done high-quality work and kept great notes that allow other developers to pick up where they left off if necessary. We haven’t run into any major issues thus far.
How did JetRockets perform from a project management standpoint?
They were excellent. They always took our budget into account and managed our expectations around timelines and what was realistic for our first MVP. They’ve been extremely knowledgeable throughout the process. I’ve worked with many development teams over the past fifteen years and outsourcing can sometimes be difficult. With JetRockets, the communication was easy and efficient.
What did you find most impressive about them?
The communication has been key for us, and their technical skill level has been a tremendous asset.
Are there any areas they could improve?
Nothing immediately comes to mind.
Do you have any advice for potential customers?
Have a clear understanding of you what you want to build. The more information you can provide, the better quality your product will be.