Achievements are always exciting and act as a motivation for new challenges. However to get to the achievements stage , Companies overcome various obstacles.
Twig Software being newly founded in October 2015 , there were many initial challenges encountered such as stabilizing workflow management, fund management and such other implicit and explicit factors that impacted us in the formative phase.
Like any new Company, in order to be able to deliver any project, the following factors need to be considered:
- Hiring reliable team members.
- Finding a good work place and
- Overcoming financial challenges.
Twig got its first major break through from an old client with their exciting project #UrbanX . With UrbanX, Twig got it’s first breakthrough in providing Mobile Application Development services .
We took advantage of the expertise of known contacts coupled with the collaborative efforts of the CEO and CTO of Twig Software and within no time we had a complete grip over the finances with a few small time Angel investors chipping in ensuring that the Company developed a stable foothold in the starting phase itself.
The Twig team took up the very challenging #UrbanX project and delivered it as a successful implementation and thus gained experience as a Mobile Technology Solutions provider.
This project can be described in five major phases :
#UrbanX project was a challenge for the newly formed team to adapt to clients changing requirements.
It was an exciting experience to work with Schokopro (German company) who were part of the project for i-phone app development .Schokopro had a little bit of a different work culture. Coordinating between two different time zones was a difficult scenario which was successfully overcome with our persistent, alert and hardworking team.
Ultimately , the project started on 1 June 2016 at Wiesbaden, Germany. We sent our CTO onsite.
From 1 June 2016 to 12 July 2016 basic architecture of the project was decided followed by database architecture and the team was ready for implementation. 26th August was set as the beta release deadline. The challenging part of this phase was finalizing the requirements and deciding the database model. However we accomplished this with constant communication with UrbanX to ensure those were met in a satisfactory manner.
Schokopro and Twig worked together for the first time on a project as joint vendor association for Brandscape Creative Consultancy .
The workflow wasn’t exactly friction free as both companies had slightly different software development approaches .
Since both shared common end goals, both worked with a very high standard of professionalism & mutual understanding ; #twig and #schocopro focused on deliverables.
Meanwhile #Twig also benefited from the valuable experience that the CEO brought to the Company daily activities .
Few changes to timelines & delays in deciding fixes/additions did cause additional pressure and nervousness of our team members . However the team members efforts were fruitful at the end of it.
On 9th November 2016 project #urbanx was launched in the App-Store with an event held in Germany. Live broadcasting was done on Facebook.
We faced many challenges in the Android implementation. The team was struggling with memory leaks, crashes and performance issues.
However our dedicated team worked round the clock to successfully overcome these challenges to ensure smooth implementation of the Android app .
Exactly after 1 month, on 9th December 2016 the android version of #Urbanx was also launched In Google Play Store, crash free .
This whole sequence of happenings proved to be a great experience for Twig and the team enjoyed working with an international team belonging to a different culture who brought with them their different mindset and approach to arriving at solutions to problems.
When the client smiles and cracks jokes at the end of the project delivery, the incredible feeling of happiness and satisfaction cannot be described in words.
Software development as far as product development is concerned is a never ending process . Now we face a long term challenge to keep the same level of work enthusiasm among the teams located in different geographies.
Last but not the least : Success of any project is completely dependent on how early you capture the requirements of a software application and keep the team motivated till the actual delivery .
#Tushar Kshirsagar ( Project Manager) #Abhijeet Vader [team leader], #Mohini Shinde [Android Layout Designer], #Amir Mujawar [API developer], #Kalyani Patil [QA and Automation]
Thank You ,
Twig Software Solutions Pvt. Ltd.