Wanted to rant about something that happened, and ask whether I’ve lost my processing fee
Basically, I ordered an App for Android and for iPhone. Was promised 15 day delivery. On the 15th day, I get a notepad file with a basic looping code, and the guy asks for in-app purchasing database from me. Granted, I probably should have prepared for this, but asking me on the last day was ridiculous. Anyone with even the most basic knowledge of Unity knows that if he’s asking this on the last day, he has not worked on the game. He then asked me for my Ad ID for the game, which I gave, and decided to cancel the in-app purchasing bit, thus, making the order easier.
This, btw, is ignoring the fact that I had agreed to do a custom order for about a 100$ more BECAUSE he was offering In-App purchasing. However, thinking of it as my fault, I decided to let the seller off. (Though he should have intimated that he needed a database earlier, and I’m not sure why I should make the database when I’m paying someone to make the app, but never had an app made for me before so let it slide). However, crucially, I reverted back for revision. I had to this 2-3 times more, when he asked some questions about what we needed in the App. Again, weird, he could have messaged me without saying order complete, and a part of me felt he wanted us to ignore for a few days and get it accepted…
Anyway, 15 more days pass, and I ask for an update, and he tells me he’s at a village, so can’t arrange a Mac. I have seen zero of the App that was supposedly being made, and I told him I’d cancel. To his credit, he did refund my money (Though I doubt he had a choice there), but I’m pissed off at losing a month of the time I had to arrange this app for our company, and also a waste of the processing fee. I’m also wondering if our app idea is being stolen, but it’s not like it’s something revolutionary… but still.
Basically, what annoyed me most was that the guy’s English did put me off, and I wasn’t sure about him, but I thought that he was a Pakistani (Same as me), and most of us don’t really speak English very well, and gave him the benefit of the doubt. And look where it got me, a month’s wasted time, and a waste of processing fee. I could give a review after cancellation, but I don’t see it showing up anywhere, so I guess it doesn’t even affect the guy. I’m starting to wonder whether it was a scam, and I got lucky, since the guy showed zero proof of any development at all on the App… but he is a Level 2 seller.