For my project, Flynaut never met a delivery date – NEVER. My project had a completion date of April 30, 2018. The dates they provided in my agreement were unachievable with the number of resources assigned to my project as that information was none of my business according to Flynaut management. I was understanding because I know the project lifecycle isn’t always smooth but there was no progress. Flynaut took no action on their side to bring on more or even qualified resources to ensure the product would be delivered on time or even at all. I showed Flynaut’s CTO the work that was done and he agreed it was below quality and said he would make the necessary changes to ensure my project was completed on schedule. That was in February.
First let me say, if you are reading this it is not too late. As a former Flynaut client, I would never recommend hiring them for software development.
Right out of the gate, Flynaut did not adhere to our agreement terms and didn’t meet their commitments to my project. The CEO and the CTO were very welcoming and engaged BEFORE the contract was signed but after that conversations ended with such phrases as the CEO saying things like “I don’t read emails”. Well he also didn’t answer phone calls. After Flynaut received my initial payment (October 2017) it was all downhill from there. I gave them the tools to complete my project (e.g. money and a prototype) and to date I have no usable product, code or designs.
Let my experience be a cautionary tale on not choosing a development company based upon a budget. DO NOT DO IT!!!! My project was so behind schedule I only made the initial payment.
Flynaut had enough notice and awareness of issues identified to intervene but I was wasting my breath. The development team classified my direction and requirements for my project as “feedback”. The project was assigned to a BA/PM/Developer named “Ankit”. This guy created a development plan and left off items that were in scope. How frustrating!! When I spoke to management, Shadab and Ayman, and informed them that the assigned Dev team was not developing according to the requirements and needed to be removed immediately, what I received in return was an email that said that that they wanted to keep Ankit on the project and an invoice for work that is so obviously not complete. At this point, I had already entered 101 JIRA tickets and we weren’t even close to half way through the project…101 JIRA TICKETS LISTING DEFECTS!!! I received several emails asking me to provide approval on work that was “complete” from Ankit and the project coordinator, Rabhina.
They assigned two PMs to my project and couldn’t identify issues with their development plan, development or that it was impossible to deliver my project with the number of resources assigned. SMH. This is a direct quote from me during one of our exchanges: “Please schedule a meeting if you need me to walk you through or if you would like to voice why you aren’t making the changes yet seeking my approval.” Jira tickets I entered were marked complete and ready for retest but no updates were made. I welcome anybody at Flynaut to go in an verify the JIRA tickets are complete and ready for retest.
Working with Flynaut was a living nightmare. I have worked on many projects in my career and this experience by far has been the worst. Unbelievably, positively the worst experience of my life. Save time, money and sanity. I have pictures, emails and videos if you are considering this company for your development needs. There is room for improvement but it would entail firing everyone from the CEO to the janitor.