Please introduce your company and give a brief about your role within the company?
Wolfpack Digital is a full-service web and mobile app development agency based in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. I am the CEO and founder of the company.
What was the idea behind starting this organization?
I started the company back in 2015 so as to help entrepreneurs and organizations build innovative products, start-to-end, to stand at the core of their business, or to extend their services digitally. I wanted to do this by offering an exquisite customer experience while positioning ourselves as a one-stop-shop. As a founder with a multidisciplinary background (in iOS engineering, Psychology, PR, and creative industries), starting my own company meant using the acquired skills to build stellar products while putting together an amazing team.
What is your company’s business model–in house team or third party vendors/ outsourcing?
Our entire team at Wolfpack Digital is in-house.
How is your business model beneficial from a value addition perspective to the clients compared to other companies' models?
We have a carefully selected team of professionals with diverse backgrounds, which translates into superior results in app development. The technologies we use bring together the very best from what’s new and what’s robust and proven. We are directly involved in product-related decisions, not just in the technical execution.
What industries do you generally cater to? Are your customers repetitive?
Our main industries are transportation, fintech, IoT, health tech, and social. Many of our customers are repetitive, and our relationship with them spans several years. We are very grateful to be part of their journey.
Mention the objectives or the parameters critical in determining the time frame of developing software.
The complexity of the project is an important aspect to consider when determining the time frame of developing software (how many integrations are required, how complicated the architecture is, etc.). Generally, we estimate the workload involved in terms of man-hours/man-days. Then we choose the optimal team allocation plan, which then results in calculating the number of people working on the project. By using these two numbers, we then know how long the project will take to design and develop.
How much effort in terms of time goes into developing the front end and back end of software?
This is a tricky question, and the answer is, of course, that depends on the project. However, lately, frontend development has become more complex. In most of our projects, it ends up taking 60-80% out of the entire development time if we are to divide it into frontend development and backend development.
What are the key parameters to be considered before selecting the right framework for developing software?
We choose the right framework based on technical complexity, performance needs, scalability needs, and sometimes, budget constraints.
Which languages & frameworks do you prefer to use in development of software?
We prefer to use Ruby on Rails for web backend development, Vue.js for frontend development, and Swift and Kotlin for mobile native iOS and Android app development.
What are the key factors that you consider before deciding the cost of software?
We work on a time and materials basis. Therefore the key factor we consider is the time it takes to build the software. Also, if there are many integrations in the project, a vast number of scenarios, or many interacting user roles, this adds to the time needed for testing and quality assurance.
What kind of payment structure do you follow to bill your clients? Is it Pay per Feature, Fixed Cost, Pay per Milestone (could be in phases, months, versions etc.)
We work based on a monthly payment for the time spent on the project in the previous month, starting from an hourly rate.
Do you take in projects which meet your basic budget requirement? If yes, what is the minimum requirement? If no, on what minimum budget you have worked for?
The minimum project budget for us is 20,000 EUR.
What is the price range (min and max) of the projects that you catered to in 2019?
In 2019, we had projects from 15k up to 200k (EUR).
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