Looking for Ionic consultant

Hi community!

I’m looking for a developer fluent in Ionic.

That being said, I think this is an unusual context:

  • I am myself a so-called “full stack engineer”, with more back-end experience but relatively comfortable with Angular and Ionic.
  • Over the last few years, I designed and I built (as a pet project) a website / mobile app based on Ionic and a Meteor JS back-end
  • I am a full time employee so I’m lacking time to proceed on my pet project.

I dream that this project brings money at some point, but not in a near future so I’m not willing to stop everything and create a start-up. At the same time, I’m conscious I need help and I’m willing to pay for it, with my personal money.

All this means that I’m looking for someone with great Ionic expertise (otherwise, I could do it myself) but who charges not too much (because I’m not a big company, I’m just an individual willing to invest some money in his project). And I’m aware this is a contradiction :smiley: The good thing is that I wouldn’t be just paying someone, it could be more like a collaboration because I’m still actively contributing to the project.

In fact, I’d use help of someone efficient in UI stuff because my current prototype works but is relatively ugly (CSS, D3.js, LeafletJS, Imagekit). But it’s also cool to integrate with MeteorJS, if you’re curious :wink:

I had a quick look at web sites like Fiverr, Upwork, Guru, etc but it’s new for me and don’t know what to expect.
I was hoping someone in this forum could be interested to discuss a collaboration, or bring some feedback on one of these platforms.
Happy to start a discussion anyway!

Thanks,

Olivier

PS: I’m living in France, if that matters

Hey,

Hope you are doing well.

I would like to assist you with your requirement, please reach me at seth@cisinlabs.com to discuss further.

Regards!
Seth R

Hi @OlivierChirouze ,

I’ll will glad to assist you. I have the expertise for the same.

Lets connect namrita(.) instaIt at gmail (.) com

Regards
Nam
live:.cid.e9e0aac23ad8acf4

Hi all,

6 months after my original message, I thought it would be interesting to provide some feedback.

After some discussion, I proceeded with one of the consultants who replied to my message, above.

  • The initial discussions were really exciting as the consultant I talked to seemed to get a good understanding of my project context and vision.
  • We agreed on some initial topics the consultants could work on
  • I created specifications documents, basic but as explicit as possible
  • I went through the technology stack, and even gave full access to the source code
  • I provided some “contribution rules” such as using git Pull Requests
  • The consultants came back with an estimation of the work load to complete the first priorities
  • And I finally signed a contract for the estimated work time and paid the (cheap) bill

Then… things started to go wrong.

The consultant struggled to bootstrap a dev environment, partially because it was the first time someone else contributed to “my” project (to be fair), but mostly because he was not comfortable with basic tasks such as installing npm packages, and because his PC had a poor CPU and network connection, making all stuffs related to npm, a nightmare. But he managed to have a working dev env.

Then, while the estimation of tasks was in hours, I had no news for a few days, despite my insistence.

I became concerned about how things were progressing so, after insisting a lot, I finally got:

  • unrequested UI prototypes based on basic Ionic templates
  • commits pushed to master
  • regressions
  • (ugly) UI adjustments based on HTML hacks (not a single line of code related to Ionic), injection of bootstrap library in the main template…

After removing regressions or useless code, I had about 1% of the agreed tasks done in 60% of the estimated time.

Quoting myself:

=> yes

=> nope

=> nope

As soon as I realized it was a big failure, I politely asked for a payback for the equivalent of the remaining workload… and it was accepted without any resistance.

I was partially relieved… what a fool! Nothing happened for a few days, I asked. There was a “technical issue”. I asked again. There was a “personal issue”. I asked again, “it was a matter of days”. I asked again.
Silence. I asked again and again to different people via different channels, silence.

It was 2 months ago, and the story ends here.

In the end, it’s not a big deal, but I don’t like dishonest people and I mean to report it.

To sum up: if you request assistance from a consultant company, be very very careful (of course!), and… don’t trust the company called InstaIT.

In the meantime, if you or someone you know is interested in collaborating to a cool project with a friendly guy, don’t be scared: I never bash people publicly unless they really treat me like an idiot.
The position is still open :smiley:

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Hi Olivier.
I’m interested with your project.
You can send the detail to ulumuddin.cy@gmail.com

btw, i’m a friendly guy too :smiley: