Our conversation starts with mutual non-disclosure agreement. We maintain clients privacy & confidentiality even when we are discussing a potential engagement. Our engagement letter covers the Intellectual Property & working product's rights to clients. Here is the excerpt: "Client owns the product is the in process, finished product, as well as drafts, notes, materials, mockups, hardware, designs, inventions, patents, code, and anything else that the Developer works on—that is, conceives, creates, designs, develops, invents, works on, or reduces to practice—as part of this project"
Our preferred model of engagement is Sprint based project development. We often require a high fidelity mockups, wireframes or designed screens to provide accurate estimation. In case, if you do not have the detailed specification - we can help you with discovery, wireframes, resource planning & screen flows.
Yes. A good number of clients have their backend in-house & we work on web & mobile front-end engineering technologies. A lot of clients also have their UI/UX in-house or external teams. Few of the programming languages we work on are React, VueJS, AngularJS, Node, NextJS, PHP, Laravel. For mobile, we work on iOS (Swift, Objective-C), Android (Kotlin, Java), Flutter & React Native languages.
Yes. Developers will join the scrum meetings on Zoom or Meet. We share a progress note or report on daily basis on Slack / Skype. All the developers have video cameras so everyone can meet/ build a comfortable environment. For most of the clients, we have 2 to 3 hours overlapping time in their timezone.
Yes, we do work on that model. Often development team or software agencies have their internal project management, QA/QC and other systems. Most of our developers have a native fluency in English language. Our developers join on Slack, Jira or other project management teams. All the developers have video cameras so everyone can meet/ build a comfortable environment. For most of the clients, we have 2 to 3 hours overlapping time in their timezone.
We require 3 to 4 weeks heads up before we start on any engagement. Often times, we have few developers on the bench, in those cases we can get started in 1 week's notice. In order to get started, we require our clients to process the project initiation fee invoice.
We have couple of payment processing options. Bank based Wire Transfer, local bank account which supports USD, EUR, GBP, AUD & other currencies. We also have partnered with Payoneer, TransferWise services which make the payment processing extremely simple. We send out routine work logs & monthly invoices for your bookkeeping. We are currently not accepting Crypto Currencies as payment due to local regulations, in future we may based on compliances.
All the developers working with us have a professional work experience & have completed a through training. Our developers are well versed with Git, SVN version control systems. We undertake various communication, coordination, time management & agile trainings every month & week. Additionally, client teams can have a technical test & interaction before we add developers in to clients team.
We are flexible on using different tools based on our clients preference. For communications - we use Slack, Skype or similar instance communication tools. For version control - we are familiar with GitHub, Bitbucket & GitLab. For project management - we are familiar with Jira, Asana, Trello, Basecamp & Monday.com. For design & documentation - we use Figma, Sketch, Zeplin, Notion and Google Docs.
We often have white-label association with other development & design agencies. Our team represent respective agency's team member when we communicate/ coordinate to end client. Often such arrangements are very discreet & we sign non-compete agreement with the agency.
Yes. When clients provide more than 6 months commitment, we do offer a small concession on the pricing. Often, we focus on the client experience & delivery compared to lure our clients with offers, discounts & promotions.
Yes, only when the specifications, user stories, designs & interactions are 100% complete. We price our fixed fee contracts with a good premium compared to sprint based contracts.
iOS (Swift & Objective-C), Android, React Native
We use latest mobile technologies such as iOS 12, Swift 4 for iOS. Flutter, Kotlin & Java for Android. Xamarin & React Native for Hybrid.
Frontend, Backend & Modern Websites
Our engineers are full-stack developers. We build scalable systems with NodeJS, Ruby, WordPress, ReactJS, AngularJS & PHP.
App Marketing & Growth Engineering
Mobile App Growth Engineering is our unique offering. We cover User Retention, App Store optimisation & marketing automation.
Magento, Shopify, WooCommerce
We build eCommerce Store for businesses by providing development, migration & support for major eCommerce platforms.
Prototype, Design, Build & Launch
We can help you with your next big idea. From wireframes to acquiring your first customers. We have partner agencies for design & marketing.
Arduino, Raspberry Pi & watchOS
We recently built an Air Pollution Monitor / AQI App with Arduino sensors. Shots & Hunt X are our macOS products. macOS Mojave support for apps.
In the last 4 years, we have successfully delivered 80+ large scale projects in USA, Singapore, UK, and India.
We do daily code checkins on Github, Bitbucket, and private VCS repositories. We also contribute to open source projects.
We setup two weekly review calls & daily work summary on Asana, Jira, Trello or Basecamp.
We believe in clear communications & transparent work processes.
We have excellent partners in design, marketing, SEO, branding, advertising & content creation.
"Users are extremely satisfied with the design and flow of the app. MobileFirst was passionate about their work, did extensive research, and offered their advice for the project."
Nirav ChatterjiCEO, PlayItNow (Los Angeles, California)
"MobileFirst worked quickly and provided a solution that met the functional requirements of the project. The team communicated well, and the engineers went above and beyond. They took on a difficult challenge, and they put a significant effort into delivering high-quality work on time."
Tony ChangTechnical Manager, Morro Data (San Francisco, California)
"This was a relatively challenging project as we engaged MobileFirst to complete work started by another group of developers. Arpan did a great job with mobilizing a team of developers on short notice and making sure the work progressed to our satisfaction. He and the team was accessible and very easy to communicate with and we continue to make use of their services."
Andre DibiagoDirector, Combat Academy (Singapore & Texas)