Build, test and share your iOS & Android apps

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Users looking to affordably and frequently make updates to their mobile application.

Not for

Users looking for a DIY app development tool that require little to no daily maintenance.

 
Free version
 
$49 - $189/mo.
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App Platforms

  • Native iOS
  • Native Android

Development Tools

  • Python
  • Celery
  • Angular JS
  • Twitter Bootstrap
  • Android SDK
  • iOS SDK

Integrations

Pricing

Basic info

 
Free version
 
$49 - $189/mo.
 
Monthly subscription
  • Free - $0/month, 2 Apps, No Team Support
  • Startup - $49/month, 5 Apps, 5 Team Members
  • Small business - $189/month, 20 Apps, 15 Team Members

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Client Interview
Jun 30 2017

Workflow Automation for Delivery Service Platform

4.5

Features: 
4.5
Ease of use: 
4.0
Support: 
n/a
Willing to refer: 
5.0
the reviewer
 
$51 - $250/mo. spend
 
Package/Freight Delivery
 
11-50 Employees
 
Fort Collins, Colorado
IT Director, TUYA Tech
Robert Herrick
 
Verified
The Review
Recommendations

Nevercode's intuitive automation tools save hours of work on a weekly basis. Not only do the time savings translate into business value, the speed at which tests and updates can be crafted allows the business to react faster to potential issues and prevent lost business or negative user experiences. The solution costs less and is more effective than a previously used competing product. Support resources haven't been necessary, yet, but every experience with the business team has been professional.

Background

Can you please provide a brief description of your company and the role that you play there?

I’m the IT director at TUYA Technologies, a same-day delivery marketplace platform. We have 15 employees, and I handle anything technological in terms of finding the appropriate products and setting up third parties. I also manage the development team and have architected the backend that runs our business.

Solution

What was the business challenge your company was facing that initiated the need for this platform?

I was looking for a third-party service that would allow me to build an iOS app. All of our mobile development was done by third party vendors— one in India and one in Costa Rica. Part of their contracts stipulated that they wouldn’t do builds or deploy to the App Store and Play Store. I assume they didn’t want ownership of the sensitive information required to publish the stores in our name. So, we didn’t actually have build environments. It’s not hard to set something up for Android, but building an iOS version was more challenging. Our backend is all .NET, and we don’t have any Macs.

Nevercode allows Android development as well, so we didn’t have to invest any time or infrastructure into creating an actual build environment. Nevercode manages all that for us. The chief selling point for me is their ability to set up workflows to build and deploy a particular product. We have a development version, a QA version, and a production version. I can push all 3 of those to the Play Store and App Store.

Once we get the code from the vendor, we merge it into the appropriate branch, which sends a post document to Nevercode. They pull the code, run the unit test, and push it to the stores. That process saves us lots of time. I started using Buddybuild a year and a half ago, which had a manual app-building process, but I still had to download the product and go through a bunch of machinations. Nevercode provided a way to build all the branches at once and deploy to various stores.

Was your company considering other platforms? Why did you choose this platform?

When we started with Buddybuild, it let me build all the code but through a manual process. I was looking for complete automation. Microsoft just came out with their Mobile Services, and we use Visual Studio Team Services for our project management, but it’s still an immature product. I came across Nevercode and saw that it would expedite my workflow and automate everything. Now, all of our deployments are highly automated. This lets us set up a deployment script with only one test. Buddybuild and Visual Studio Mobile Services didn’t offer that. Also, Nevercode was cheaper than Buddybuild. We never code native.

What type of client is an ideal candidate for Nevercode? Who should possibly avoid it?

I can’t think of any reason to not use it. I believe if you’re not automating builds, testing, and deployment, you’re probably doing it wrong. There isn’t a particular type of application or company that couldn’t benefit from that automation. This is the first piece of mobile development that I’ve worked on, so I might not have the best opinion. We use Nevercode for every project, and each has been handled well. We have another couple of apps planned in the future.

Some builds are more difficult, such as a payment gateway that we’re working on for Chase. I can imagine that would be problematic for an automated build like this. If we couldn’t install the actual package on the server, I don’t think it would be buildable. In this instance, using a third-party build service would be problematic.

What cost factors should clients keep in mind when considering this tool?

When I was using Buddybuild, we got the code from our vendor every 2 weeks. They would check that into the GitHub repository, and I would tell Buddybuild to build it. Then, I would distribute the result and put it on HockeyApp and later the Play Store. I spent 2–5 hours a week on that. That’s more than the cost per month for Nevercode. In the end, we ended up saving money by automating.

Nevercode has a lot of tiers of support. We use the lowest option, which satisfies our purposes for now. We have a single app, and I can set up the workflow that I need. I think we spend $140–$150 per month, but their services go up to $300–$400. I don’t have a lot of experience in the mobile app development realm, but if your business is dependent on reproducibility and speed to market, any cost of Nevercode would be offset. If you have some application that’s mission-critical, the ability to deploy test versions with no other interaction could spell the difference between having a defect fixed on the App Store in 1 hour versus 4, which translates to reduced costs.  

Results

Can you share any success, metrics, or overall results of your implementation of this platform?

We went to market the beginning of May, so I have only 2 months of data. Setting up these workflows solved many issues. We had developers doing backend development and testing with a mobile app. Then, we tested the app against a completely different environment. We also had different databases for the backend.

It was difficult to work on Buddybuild since I had to specify a particular build configuration and an environment. With the workflows in Nevercode, I ended up saving 4 or 5 hours a week. Right now, our overhead is $80 an hour. Cutting our 4 hours gave us $300 a week in savings. Nevercode can be the difference between having a weekend [to relax] or not.

Some of the benefits were immeasurable. In terms of labor, we were probably saving $1,000 per month. None of us were working just a 40-hour week. I preferred not having to worry about getting an app to developers or testers. 

Features

Looking back, are there any areas of the software that you feel could be added or improved upon?

I wanted integration with Visual Studio Team Services, specifically for setting up a web hook. It wasn’t hard, but I had to do it myself. Nevercode does support that for GitHub and Bitbucket. Our lead QA person actually started the workflow, and I wish I could’ve passed it to her without needing to do the setup.

I also suggested gateways. We ended up deploying something to production inadvertently once when we’d misconfigured a web hook. A branch was sent to QA, which sent something to Nevercode, which published a new version of the app. But, that push to production was actually a QA version that pointed to a QA environment. It went live on the Play Store, and we had to take it down. A gateway would be extremely useful. On the driver app, we have 50 or 60 users. If that mistaken production had affected those users for an hour, it could cost us $1,000 now or a lot more in the future.

Have you had to interact with the platform’s support team or reference their support resources?

I haven’t had to use them since Nevercode provides simple tools. Once we point to a GitHub repository, it reads all of the configuration. With our Android app, a configuration file shows various target environments. Either the product is really good, or our needs are extremely basic.

4.5
Overall Score We’ve had some rough patches. Our initial setup was a max of 8 hours, but the work has gone smoothly since then.
  • 4.5 Features
  • 4.0 Ease of Use
    Not much help is provided. The initial description of the workflow wasn’t clear, so it was hard to get up and running. I would’ve appreciated examples of how to use the workflow.
  • N/A Support
    I didn’t use any technical support. From a sales standpoint, they’re great and worked to accommodate our preferences.
  • 5.0 Willing to Refer
    I would recommend them without hesitation. They are extremely nice people and offer a great product.
 
Client Interview
Nov 13 2015

Greenhouse Implementation

4.0

Features: 
5.0
Ease of use: 
5.0
Support: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
the reviewer
 
IT Services
 
2-10 Employees
 
Los Angeles, CA
Engineering & Creative Lead at ClearSummit
Shane Zilinskas
 
Verified
The Review
Recommendations

The user is ClearSummit, a mobile and web studio based in Los Angeles, California. ClearSummit has taken advantage of Greenhouse.CI as a contiguous integrator service for several of their past projects. As a contiguous integrator Greenhouse.CI makes it easy for distributed teams to work together on the same project while ensuring they are not crossing over one another's work. ClearSummit was not able to highlight any outstanding features and recommended that a client looking for feature-rich platforms try a rapid application development platform. However, for a team looking for a simple continuous integrator that will allow them to collaborate on multiple builds easily, the ClearSummit highly recommends Greenhouse.CI.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization.

ClearSummit is an end-to-end mobile and web application shop that helps our clients take their ideas from concept to completion. In addition, we work with select enterprise clients to fill silos inside in their organization, such as rounding out their iOS or Android development teams.

What is your position?

I'm the engineering and creative lead at ClearSummit.

SOLUTION

Briefly describe the ideal situation or customer for a project implementing Greenhouse.

It is great for simplifying the development process and allowing a distributed team, such as ours, to collaborate on iOS and Android projects easily. We know that anybody, whether they're a developer, project manager, or tester will be able to work on a build they haven't seen in a while and know that they're grabbing the newest thing out there.

How does the pricing structure of Greenhouse work?

For us, Greenhouse is good right now because we've only added a few apps to it. Their pricing scale increases aggressively, I believe. They charge per app that's registered through their platform, but it's possible to need a few different versions of the app on Greenhouse because there will be a test version and master version and so on. You'll be charged for however many versions you have on there.

FEATURES

Have you had to interact with the Greenhouse or Parse support teams or reference their support resources?

Greenhouse is fairly new. I think they've only been out for, at most, six months [as of December 2015]. With any new product, you're going to have scaling issues and bugs. However, they're really good about sending out an email the same day and being like, "Hey, sorry about this problem. This is when it will be fixed." They're great about messaging the community and keeping us updated on progress.

As far as direct support goes, I've found them to be extremely responsive and helpful. However, Greenhouse's integrations are so easy to set up that you don't need a lot of expertise or help to work with it.

Could you briefly describe a success story where Greenhouse played an important role in the success of the project?

Much of the work we do is with distributed teams. With one of the teams that we are working with, their designer had redone an entire Version 2.0 of this product, so we had to take Version 1.0, break it apart, and rebuild the back-end portions. But, because of the ease with which you can switch between builds and integrate the changes in Greenhouse, it wasn't a problem. Having that incremental build process along the way allowed us to tighten out feedback loop, which in anything you're doing increases the quality and turnaround time.

What are some of the best features of the Greenhouse platform that really impressed you?

The great thing about Greenhouse, honestly, is that there aren't too many features. It's just a simple continuous integrator that allows you to plug and play with the latest versions of your app. If you're interested in a more feature-rich platform, you'd be better off with some of the enterprise-level RAD [rapid application development] platforms.

Are there any areas of the platform upon which you feel Greenhouse could add to or improved upon?

I think, at some point, it'd be nice to have hooks that you could tie into along the build process. Many of other continuous integration servers have the ability to add hooks, code linting, and other customizable features. Those are more advanced features, which is why I understand they may shy away from them because their whole value proposition is simple and just does what it does.

What would you give Greenhouse for functionality of the features available?

Three and a half.

What would you give the software for ease of use or ease of implementation into your business?

Five.

For support, as in responsiveness of the team or helpfulness of the resources available?

Five. This is not really applicable because it's so easy. I'd give it a five because I didn't need it.

For overall satisfaction with the platform?

Four.

How likely are you to recommend Greenhouse to a friend or colleague or similar business?

Five.

4.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Features
  • 5.0 Ease of Use
  • 5.0 Support
  • 5.0 Willing to Refer
 
Client Interview
Oct 08 2015

Financial Services Application Deployment Using GreenhouseCI

5.0

Features: 
5.0
Ease of use: 
5.0
Support: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
the reviewer
 
$250 - $1,000/yr. spend
 
Financial Services
 
11-50 Employees
 
Estonia
iOS Developer, Pocopay
Mikk Pavelson
 
Verified
The Review
Recommendations

The GreenhouseCI client is Pocopay, a financial services startup that strives to provide innovative payment solutions to the users of their application. This client was in need of a tool that would help them to test and deploy newer versions of their iOS application quickly. This client is very satisfied with their use of GreenhouseCI and recommends the platform for their affordable price and responsive support and development team.

BACKGROUND

Can you please provide a brief description of your company and the role that you play there?

Pocopay is a startup financial institution that aims to provide innovative personal payments solutions. I am currently the iOS application developer.

OPPORTUNITY/CHALLENGE

What was the business challenge your company was facing that initiated the need for this platform?

We needed help distributing new versions of our iOS application to stakeholders. We also wanted a simple way to be able to deploy updated versions of our app to employees for testing and reviewing purposes.

SOLUTION

How does your company implement this platform or software?

We create new releases or versions of our application after every development cycle and automatically upload them to GreenhouseCI. GreenhouseCI builds the app, runs it through tests, and then distributes the new version.

Was your company considering other platforms? Why this platform?

We also considered TravisCI, another continuous integration and delivery platform. We decided on GreenhouseCI because of their lower price and the fact that their developers and support seem to be more readily available on a daily basis.

On an annual or monthly basis, how much does your company spend to utilize the platform?

We spend $49 per month to use GreenhouseCI.

RESULTS

Can you share any success, metrics, or overall results of your implementation of this platform?

We are now able to receive regular feedback from coworkers and other users who have access to the application, which helps enhance the application in many ways.

FEATURES

Were there any software features or tools that really impressed you?

We were impressed with GreenhouseCI as a whole. Everything worked according to my expectations.

Looking back, are there any areas of the software that you feel could be added or improved upon?

GreenhouseCI could improve the wait time of the queues. Sometimes, the wait time is longer than we would like but, as far as we know, they're working to improve that metric.

Have you had to interact with the platform's support team or reference their support resources?

Yes, I have contacted them personally, and they are always available and helpful.

OVERVIEW

We have a few quick questions and, for each question, we ask you to rate the software on a scale of one to five, with five being the best. What would you give the software for functionality of the features available?

Five. I find the features functional.

What would you give the software for ease of use or ease of implementation into your business?

Five.

For support, as in responsiveness of the team or helpfulness of the resources available?

Five.

For overall satisfaction with the platform?

Five.

How likely are you to recommend the software to a colleague or similar business?

Five.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Features
  • 5.0 Ease of Use
  • 5.0 Support
  • 5.0 Willing to Refer
 
Client Interview
Oct 06 2015

App Development Agency's Use of GreenhouseCI for App Testing

4.5

Features: 
4.5
Ease of use: 
5.0
Support: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
the reviewer
 
$1,001 - $10,000/yr. spend
 
Information Technology and Services
 
11-50 Employees
 
Estonia
Android Developer, Mobi Lab
Harri Kirik
 
Verified
The Review
Recommendations

The client is Mobi Lab, a mobile application development and design studio. This client was in need of a platform that would allow their company to make iterative changes to applications easily, test them, and then deploy them to stakeholders. This client previously implemented a custom continuous integration system before partnering with GreenhouseCI. This client highly recommends GreenhouseCI for their very responsive team and the ease of implementation of the platform.

BACKGROUND

Can you provide a brief description of your company and the role that you play there?

I'm the lead developer with my focus on Android development at Mobi Lab, an application and software development company.

OPPORTUNITY/CHALLENGE

What was the business challenge your company was facing that initiated the need for this platform?

Our development team had a problem, and we were faced with decision of fixing it ourselves or asking someone else to solve it. We needed a continuous integration system so we could build our applications and have them located on one platform. We started using another custom CI system that we installed on our servers and were able to maintain our applications. The problem was that we had to maintain applications separately based on the platform that we were developing them for iOS and Android. 

SOLUTION

How does your company implement this platform or software?

We currently use GreenhouseCI for about seven active applications builds, which are currently being developed.

Was your company considering other platforms? Why this platform?

Before Greenhouse, we used a custom continuous integration system that was hard to maintain.

On an annual or monthly basis, how much does your company spend to utilize the platform?

Our company builds all of our applications using Greenhouse, and we have many apps. I am sure we have a custom plan but not completely sure what we pay, I know that it is affordable.

RESULTS

Can you share any success, metrics, or overall results of your implementation of this platform?

It is great that clients can see the changes to applications right away if they want to. That is definitely a huge success. 

FEATURES

Were there any software features or tools that really impressed you?  

The first thing is simplicity, GreenhouseCI is very easy to use. The second thing is that the GreenhouseCI team is active in helping users solve problems, and you can get into contact with them easily. That kind of support is super cool. I hope they can keep it up. I know that it is actually a lot of work.

Looking back, are there any areas of the software that you feel could be added or improved upon?

As a developer, I would like to be able to access the CI through a mobile application. That would be super cool if they would have an app to do that.

OVERVIEW

We have a few quick questions and, for each question, we ask you to rate the software on a scale of one to five, with five being the best. What would you give the software for functionality of the features available?

Four and a half. If they had an app as part of their platform then I would give them a five.

What would you give the software for ease of use or ease of implementation into your business?

Five. I used to be the one who had to maintain our in-house system, I don't have to do that anymore, so it's great.

For support, as in responsiveness of the team or helpfulness of the resources available?

Five. They contact you right away.

For overall satisfaction with the platform?

Four and a half.

How likely are you to recommend the software to a colleague or similar business?

Five. I have recommended them. I have a friend that has started using Greenhouse. If you have iOS or Android applications, and you don't need to do much customization, then Greenhouse is great to start building your own applications.

4.5
Overall Score
  • 4.5 Features
  • 5.0 Ease of Use
  • 5.0 Support
  • 5.0 Willing to Refer