Zco took me for $90k and they’re all ...

Zco took me for $90k and they’re all right with it - it’s in the contract?

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samuel wahnon

Las Vegas, NV

#1 Jan 8, 2014
Zco has failed the IMQR.com project in every manner possible and rendered a useless, unworkable disaster, which could only be created out of complete incompetence or by devious misrepresentation on skill and professionalism resulting in the fleecing of $90,000.00 from me.
First please let me direct you to the site they created www.imqr.com to explore first hand the many problems this code has. To just name an overly oblivious few - If when you register you don’t receive a conformation email, assume you’re in the system and just log in. Much of the profile information you may enter won’t appear on your Profile Page. If you fill in your Filmography and select a film, stage, or television credit - once you save and close out the page it resets all credits to Film. Pay special attention to unworkable quality of the Photo Up loader and Edit (and photo up loader have been around as long as the internet), and Thumbnail tool. The QR code generator creates codes that take you away from your profile - instead of to it. And these are just a few of many basic problems - that should not exist if Zco is the professional company that they claim to be.
Zco, or zco.com claims to be an established 30-year-old tech company on the cutting edge of their field.
Neither I Samuel Wahnon, nor my associate Sam Burton is an expert in software development. The company we hired Zco, a self-proclaimed developer of “enterprise level software solutions” has drastically overcharged us for the development of a simple digital tool and delivered us a complete lemon. The product simply doesn’t work on any level. Frankly, Zco has been dishonest in their description of their capabilities and has cost our company $90,000.00, nine months of work, and significant opportunities in marketing due to a delayed product release that may never happen for budgetary reasons.
They charged us $90,000.00 for a project ( IMQR.COM ) that they had no business undertaking. At the end of the project, we had to hire an independent developer to analyze the source code delivered by Zco. They were embarrassed to tell me what they found. Their report was as follows:
The product is built without any standards or framework. This means that the code is VERY difficult to improve and subsequently more expensive to improve. Zco was hired to build us a foundation for our product that can be built upon. Instead they have built something that will get worse as we try to improve it, and will cost more to improve, the more complex it becomes.
The product is not properly built for automated testing. Automated testing is a standard in software development. It’s how developers ensure that the code they write doesn’t conflict with previously written code in a given program. Our product CANNOT be tested this way, and as such suffers from a problem known as “regression”, in which when one problem is fixed, several more arise. Regression is fought by automated testing, which is not possible on our product although I was repeatedly assured that automated testing was being performed on the code.
The problem of regression will only get worse as we build upon our product. Ultimately, the product will have so many conflicting issues and bugs that it will simply crash. Zco either knows this and plans to fleece clients like us, or they are extremely negligent in their responsibilities to understand the technologies they claim to specialize in.
Zco promised us in writing that the product would work across various digital platforms. It doesn’t. It doesn’t work on any platform, but is especially problematic on smartphone and tablet. Modern web tools are no longer built for individual platforms. They are created with what is known as “responsive design”. We were told that this would be prohibitively expensive for us and discouraged from pursuing it. In fact, the framework that makes this possible costs about $30, and is easily customizable by any actual software professional.

Brattleboro, VT

#2 Jan 11, 2014
you got screwed face it. I got screwed working at knappe and koester but I moved on.

get over it or go hunting

I like hunting

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