One of the most common questions we get is “Can you take over our project?”
Many people learn during development that not all app developers are created equal. Unfortunately, some app development companies promise things out of their scope of knowledge, and we have even seen some cases where clients have been taken for a very detrimental ride, with nothing to show for it.
Over the past few months we have helped clients transition their project from their current developer over to Terraform. A large portion of this process is education on what development has already been done, what items they need to be asking for, and how to make sure they have full ownership and control over their project and assets.
Often when people find themselves in this situation they feel like they are stuck and have no options. This is not the case!
One of our guiding principles at Terraform is to ensure our clients have up to date information every step of the way. We make ourselves available to answer any questions each client has, both on the phone and in our Calgary office, and aim to give tangible progress as often as we can.
Below are just a few examples of clients who have approached Terraform because they were in a bad place with their current developer. We are always willing and able to help anyone who find themselves in a situation where they feel at odds with their current developer, and at a loss as to what to do. Read the situations below and if you can relate to any of them, or feel like you need help for any reason, please contact us today.
Client X’s Story
Client X signed on with a local Calgary app developer in early 2015 and spent 4 months planning and designing their app. At the start of development things seemed like they were going well, however after a range of excuses, what was initially planned as a 2 month development period, turned into over 6 months. By the end of 2015 they realized that development was not progressing because with every step forward they took, it seemed like progress moved back 2 steps.
This app had the majority of features “working” but the quality and functionality left MUCH to be desired, for instance the app sometimes took 4-5 seconds just for a single page to load! When the issues were not being resolved Client X realized they were in danger and immediately reached out to all other developers in Calgary to find one that could help them. After discussing the issues with Terraform they asked us to come in on a consultancy basis in order to get some deeper insight into why their project was going sideways.
We took the time to research, analyze, and perform testing on their project, and ended up creating a list of 63 individual features that were not functional, bringing clarity and insight as to how far behind the project really was. As a result of the consultation and examination of the app, Terraform was then hired to complete the app. We delivered a better, faster, and more responsive product at a fraction of the cost and time.
Client Y’s Story
Client Y reached out to us because they started development on a app with a overseas developer, and started to run into some quality and functionality issues. They felt like with every in app change and update made, some other part of the app crashed. Another annoyance was dealing with communication issues and time zone troubles, often never having a live conversation as their schedules were too far apart. This is a common complaint from clients who initially choose to go with an overseas developer rather than one in Calgary or Alberta.
After weeks of going in circles with development, Client Y finally reached out to Terraform in order to move the project to a developer that could complete what they required. Terraform has had vast experience looking through existing apps to see where they stand, and assessing a cost and time frame to bring in and complete the project.
Client Z’s Story
Client Z was designing a cutting edge hardware device with an app to accompany it. They found themselves working with a local Alberta developer but after months of development they began to realize they were being strung along with no fixes to major issues they were encountering. They started to feel like they were paying the developer to learn the ropes, only to end up with more problems and no solution.
Client Z reached out to Terraform because they realized the importance of hiring an app development company that also had experience working with hardware. Terraform has utilized devices that rely on applications in the past, and understood the issues this client was encountering. We were able to meet with them in Calgary, discover the issues they facing, and had no problem picking up where the previous developer’s knowledge ran out.
Developing an app doesn’t have to be painful.
If you have a project that you are not happy with, there are options for you. Whether it’s a consultation and advice from Terraform, or a full project move, we are here to help. We can look into your current project whether it’s in Calgary or abroad, and advise you on where to go. Contact us today for a FREE consultation, no obligations.