Working with us - Client Review

What’s it like to work with us?
We ask Freddie Drapkin, CEO of Tenner.

“It leaves me feeling confident they will deliver on exactly what I’ve asked for, but make the product better where possible!

— Freddie Drapkin, CEO, Tenner  

Please describe your company and your position there.

Frederick Drapkin, Founder & CEO of Tenner. We're building novel and exciting in-game mobile experiences for fans watching live sports. Having proven the concept with sports, we plan to launch Tenner games for a host of other live content, such as The Oscars, Election Night, Love Island etc.

For what projects/services did your company hire Foresight Mobile?

Tenner wanted to develop a free to use, real-time sports prediction game. The first version of the app is a set of predictions users make about an upcoming sports match, but we will then move on to building a real-time version that users play simultaneous to watching live sport.

What were your goals for this project?

What was needed was a fast, simple and slick app that allowed users to predict specific outcomes within sporting events – such as the number of yellow cards issued in a match. As well as actually building mobile app we had designed, we needed advice on the user sign up process and journey, how to manage games and users on the back end, and other practical things like the App Store release process.

How did you select this vendor?

Highly relevant experience, and price. Gareth has decades of experience setting up and managing tech teams, but also has specific experience in social mobile games, which is a great fit for Tenner. After a few discussions, it seemed like something we both wanted to progress with, the price was very competitive and there was availability to start the project quickly.

Describe the project in detail

The project started in August with basic wireframes to create an MVP. During the building process, we were in touch via Slack on a daily basis and bounced ideas and questions off each other. Within a few iterations, the wireframe for the MVP had grown to around 50 screens (many more than we started with!) Foresight have helped with a number of questions I had such as multi language versions and release strategy, so as well as problem solving, there’s an element of consultancy as well.

We launched the app simultaneously on both iOS and Android in January. The code was actually completed some months earlier, but we delayed release for strategic reasons.

We're currently building the second version of Tenner, which will allow users to make predictions in real time, alongside a live sporting event, so there are some interesting problems to overcome, such as a delay in reporting a goal due to the video referee’s decision.


What was the team composition?

Gareth and Jack were involved on the coding side of the project. Both have helped with consultancy and advice, as well as programming.

Can you share any outcomes from the project that demonstrate progress or success?

We released on both iOS and Android, which is a major milestone for the company. On the back of this, we were able to close our second round of funding, which we certainly would not have been able to do without progression on the tech side.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

While we are building we talk pretty much every day on Slack, and have a catch up call once or twice a week to go over specific details. The workflow has been incredibly effective, and the team are highly responsive to requests and changes that we would like.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

The team has delivered exactly what we asked for, but is able to use their own skill and judgement to make small improvements, which means the app has been built both quickly and to a very high quality. Where stylistic input is required we have a conversation, but where technical improvements can be made, such a screen size optimisation or back end systems, Foresight have gone ahead and made those changes to great effect. It leaves me feeling confident they will deliver on exactly what I've asked for, but make the product better where possible!

Are there any areas for improvement?

Everything ran very smoothly! I hope Foresight continue to have availability to work on Tenner going forwards!

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Dave's IT background goes back "to the beginning of time" and has worked with some leading technologies and brands during his professional career

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