Technology For Good - Global App Developer

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We build digital platforms with global organisations and movements to make change happen. 

 

3 Sided Cube champions and advocates all things tech for good. We are an ISO accredited app development and digital product agency on a mission to use technology to change millions of lives for the better. Since our ambitious beginning in 2009, we have put social impact at the heart and soul of everything we do. Reaching communities in over 87 countries, and 100+ million global downloads.

 

It has been extraordinary to be able to collaborate with exciting startups and inspirational international organisations such as the American Red Cross, LUSH, Global Forest Watch, Accenture, Nordstrom, JustGiving and World Resources Institute.

 

As a team, we are united in developing the best possible technology solutions to solve a comprehensive scope of global problems; such as the fight against natural disasters, combating deforestation, creating solutions to overcome the shortage of blood donation, and helping to reduce the impact of plastic pollution. 

 

Our team supports impact based organisations through all stages of their project journey, from product scoping, User Testing, Design & UX, Build, Launch and ongoing support.

 

Services:

- iOS, Android, ReactNative app development

- Web app & website development

- Voice & Alexa Skill development

- Wearable & smart device development

- Bot & AI development

- UI/UX app & web design

- Mobile strategy

- Prototyping & concept development

- Product & software design

 

Not only do users engage with the vital apps we create in a meaningful way but we’re also recognised as first-class within the industry. It’s an honour to report that we are the current UK App Agency of the Year, winning the accolade at the UK Agency Awards. Some other awards on our trophy wall are, a Webby Award for Best Health App, a Digital Impact Award for Best Corporate App and many more than it’s cool to say without being braggy! 

 

Get in touch, we’re ready to help you change the world!

 

 
$50,000+
 
$100 - $149 / hr
 
50 - 249
 Founded
2009
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
headquarters
other locations
  • 51 Eastcheap
    London EC3M 1JP
    United Kingdom
  • 80 M Street SE
    Washington, DC 20003
    United States

Portfolio

Key clients: 

American Red Cross, ASPCA, Boots, British Red Cross, Global Disaster Preparedness Centre, Global Forest Watch, Lloyds Banking Group, LUSH, Mind, Nordstrom, O2, RNLI, RSPB,

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American Red Cross - Blood Donor App

With blood banks at an all-time low and blood donations continuing to drop-off all across the US, The American Red Cross reached out to 3 Sided Cube to develop a solution that would disrupt the donation process and transform the way America gives blood.

Blood Donor is the world’s first ever blood-tracking app, letting users not only manage their appointments, but form donation teams, become blood-heroes and earn

rewards, even sending out shortage alerts and letting users track their donations all the way to the hospital it’s being used in.

With over 1 million global downloads and 600,000 donations being used in life-saving operations, it’s no wonder Blood Donor became the #1 Health app in the App Store.

Fast Facts:

  • Webby Award Winner 2016
  • No.1 Health App in the US
  • 1 million+ downloads
  • 22.7% increase in appointment show rates
  • $80 million in revenue generated
  • 1,800,000+ lives saved
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The World Resources Institute - TerraMatch

With the reduction of deforestation high on many agendas, 3 Sided Cube partnered with The World Resources Institute to build an app and web platform that connects funding from serious investors to people growing trees and restoring land. The solution, Terramatch, is a web platform as well as a react native app, backed by WRI research. TerraMatch is the “Match.com” for restoration, connecting project managers that want to complete
restoration projects with organisations that want to fund these types of projects. Since the launch, the platform has already seen over a hundred organisations sign up and this is continuing to grow. With interest from large corporates such as Mastercard, who have selected WRI to lead the tree planting efforts of 100 million trees in five years, this shows the need for the app to help reach the goal of restoring 60 billion trees.
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LUSH - LUSH Lens

Lush asked 3 SIDED CUBE to aid them in the ambitious move to open the world’s first package-free cosmetics store. Lush needed a way of utilising technology to create a completely new and unique experience for customers visiting the concept store in Milan.

 

We knew image-recognition technology built into an app on mobile devices could identify the distinctive Lush Naked range. The

key to this was the use the machine learning ability of the technology to identify a product through a mobile device’s camera and then delivering all the relevant information from product names to descriptions, ingredients and even health benefits.

 

Developed with the Lush’s in-house digital team, we created ‘Lush Lens’, an app that enabled users to scan the package-free products directly in store. It then uses machine learning image recognition to match the image with a database and provide the necessary product information, that would usually be included in the (now redundant) packaging.

 

The app had to recognise products including soap bars, bath bombs and solid shower gels as well as the variations of these; such as different colours, shapes and pattern differences.

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Nordstrom

Nordstrom, a luxury department store with locations across the US, approached 3 Sided Cube to help them build an app that would provide crucial information to all of their employees.

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GDPC - Disaster Preparedness Platform

Natural disasters cause some of the most devastating catastrophes the world has ever seen, luckily for communities all across the world, the Global Disaster Preparedness Center reached out to 3 Sided Cube to design a technical solution that allowed their users to prepare for, respond to, and recover from natural disasters.

The suite of apps track different disasters from hurricanes and tornadoes to earthquakes and

flash-floods. Providing users with fact files and quizzes on how to prepare, emergency alerts and push notification to let them know when they’re in immediate danger and live-maps so they can plan evacuation routes to their nearest Red Cross shelter.
  • 10 million+ downloads in 87 countries
  • Webby winner Health App of the Year
  • Finalist App of the Year at the UK App Awards
  • 100 million+ push notifications sent during hurricane season 2018
  • Over 75 million requests-to-server during hurricane season 2018
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PolyTag

3 Sided Cube partnered with PolyTag to put power into the hands of consumers by transforming the recycling process. We designed and developed a mobile app which allows consumers to scan multiple plastic products to discover the best way to recycle them. Giving them the opportunity to better separate different types of plastics and have them collected by PolyTag; allowing the waste to be more efficiently recycled.

American Red Cross Blood Donor App

App Credentials:

  • Webby Award Winner 2016
  • No.1 Health App in the US
  • 700,000+ downloads a month
  • 22.7% increase in appointment show rates
  • $70 million in revenue generated
  • 600,000 lives saved
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RSPB - Giving Nature A Home App

RSPB needed a way to take their Giving Nature A Home campaign and reach a younger audience on a completely new platform, giving the charity’s supporters everything they needed to support the cause from the comfort of their own gardens.

The Give Nature a Home app lets the RSPB community customise conservation plans based on the size of their garden, time of year and amount of free-time, meaning that users only take on

conservation projects which suit them.

Gamification engages and retains new and existing RSPB supporters, who can earn badges for the different kinds of wildlife they’re helping to protect. Taking part in different quizzes and fact files, as well as completing different conservation activities to earn these badges and show their contribution to achieving RSPB’s cause.

To date, the app has facilitated nearly 4,000 completed projects, 5,000 earned badges and an average session time of 3:00 minutes.

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O2 & England Rugby - O2 Touch App

With the rise of O2 Touch Rugby comes the need for a platform to inspire, facilitate and engage touch rugby players all across the country, regardless of age, gender or level of experience. O2 and England Rugby reached out to 3 Sided Cube in need of a platform that would appeal to all of these audiences and make their experience with the brand, and the sport, as convenient and rewarding as possible.

With the O2 Touch

app, players can search for sessions based on location, date/time and level of experience, engage with ‘how-to’ videos, benefit from automatic check-ins and earn exclusive rewards by taking part in sessions. The app also acts as an administrative tool for England Rugby, who have centre ambassadors which use the app to manage their sessions.
  • 20,000+ app downloads
  • 3,000+ active users
  • 600 new centres using the app
  • 50,000+ player check-ins to O2 Touch sessions
  • 46% (month-on-month) increase in O2 Touch centres
  • 35% (month-on-month) increase in player engagement
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American Red Cross - Hurricane Alexa Skill

We’ve been working with the American Red Cross for several years helping communities prepare for natural disasters and emergencies. With over 50 million Americans having access to a smart speaker in their homes, we were challenged with harnessing the power of voice to broaden the reach of the emergency platform when people needed it the most.

The ‘Hurricane Alerts’ Alexa skill lets users access the most important and

life-saving feature from the suite of apps; the emergency alerts. Using the invocation ‘Alexa, open hurricane-alerts’ to track specific disasters, locations and dangers the user is preparing for.
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Organisations We Work With

We work with changemaker brands to combine our technical know-how with the expertise of the organisations we work with. Whether you’re a global organisation looking to make an impact or a startup looking to disrupt your industry, we write the code so you can change the world.

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Boots - Eye Check App

App Credentials:

  • #1 App in the UK
  • 1 Million+ downloads
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Barclay - Watch Prototype

Apple Watch Prototype for Barclays Ping It.

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British Red Cross - First Aid App

App Credentials:

  • Winner of the Best Mobile App at the European Digital Communication Awards.
  • No 10 App in the UK
  • Android, iOS and Blackberry Builds
  • Localised into 26 Languages and in 88 Countries
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Nordstrom - Internal App

Internal app for the Nordstrom team.

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How It Works - Magazine App

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Mind - Emoodji App

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RNLI - H2Only App

Reviews

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Mobile App Dev for Environmental Nonprofit

"The folks on the team really understood what we were trying to do."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
Apr. 2019 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

3 SIDED CUBE developed an iOS and Android mobile app using React Native, as well as a corresponding website. They added functionality that matches reforesters with organizations that provide funding. 

The Reviewer
 
501-1,000 Employees
 
Washington, DC
Aaron Minnick
Platform Manager, WRI
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The app that 3 SIDED CUBE built reached its ideal audience and received much more engagement than expected, acquiring 250 users within the first month. The team possesses exceptional communication skills, and they're responsive despite the time difference. Overall, they're a supportive partner.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am the platform manager at World Resources Institute. We are a global environmental nonprofit organization with offices around the world. I work in our forestry department, and more specifically, within that, on issues of forest and landscape restoration.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with 3 SIDED CUBE?

We needed someone to help us with app development.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Prior to working with 3 SIDED CUBE, we spent about nine months building out a prototype for our app with another firm. When we put out our RFP to which 3 SIDED CUBE replied and ended up winning, we were starting already with a pretty solid concept and some general designs already. 

A lot of that changed quite a bit by working with them and flushing this out a little bit more. We developed the concept and built the app with 3 SIDED CUBE. They used React Native and built one source code that works for both iOS and Android. It was also made for the web.

It’s an app that is sort of like a dating site for reforestation. It allows those folks doing the reforestations to match with those organizations and companies that are looking to fund that kind of work.

One of the functionalities we have is a standardized form that both funders — groups looking to fund or invest in these projects — and project developers — who are the folks who implement it — have to fill out with different pieces of information. 

This is standardized so that every project developer is filling out the same information which makes it easy to compare projects to each other. The app as it stands now for the MVP that we just built, is really just focused on the matchmaking.

Throughout the course of development and in conversations, we are seeing that there is a lot of demand and potential to build this out to match other types of units of value, not just money for projects. 

The site is free but it’s not publicly available. All the functionalities are behind a registration wall, so we are vetting all of the groups that register on the site. The idea here is that by doing this vetting, we can make sure that the groups that are on there are real organizations and are really involved and invested in the reforestation space. 

A great feature is that instead of just allowing folks to put in their information and then going and searching, and putting on different filters, we use a little pretty simple matching algorithm between those so if someone is a funder and they put in, what we call a funding offer, they can put in a bunch of different factors. 

So, instead of having to go to the project page and seeing all the different filters and seeing what pops up, they can put in projects that match a certain funding offer so it will automatically apply all those filters and show the projects that have the best match. It allows funders to manage their type of portfolio.

What is the team composition?

It has been really great working with them. The specific team that we work with consists of Annette (Senior Project Manager) who I remain in contact with on a daily basis as well as a UX team member. 

We’ve also worked with one or two people from their design team. I’m not sure exactly how many because they were bringing on resources as needed, but there were a number of different people and one to two main leads for both the front- and backend development.

How did you come to work with 3 SIDED CUBE?

Within our forest department, there is another team that focuses primarily on the deforestation side of things and how to monitor the loss of forests. That team had already been working on a platform for about a year and a half, and they were working with 3 SIDED CUBE. 

Theirs was completely mobile so when they did their RFP they were looking for mobile-only developers who were very strong in the mobile space, and they landed on 3 SIDED CUBE. When we began our search, we went around to get a sense from the different teams of who they were working with, depending on the developer’s skill set and what we were trying to do, and 3 SIDED CUBE was one of those. 

It wasn’t a completely public RFP but we did invite six or seven organizations that either other teams within the company were already working with or just through some contacts that were recommended or found through a Google search. 3 SIDED CUBE was one of them, and, because one of our teams had already been working with them, we had a little bit of background on how it had gone.

How much have you invested in them?

So far, it’s pretty close to about $300,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We signed our contract with them in April 2019. The app, which is called TerraMatch, was launched in June 2020. Our main development contract with them has expired and we are now waiting for additional funding for continuous improvement, but we are still partnering with them for ongoing bug fixes and maintenance of the site.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

It has been a little over a month since launch. We really had no idea how much interest there would be in the site. We were anticipating maybe in the first month to get 50 or so users. We have about 250 users registered on the site now.

There has been a huge interest and influx from the ground, and we have about 30 or so different projects from those users that have come on. We haven’t had any matches yet and that is going to be our measure of success, but it’s still fairly new.

Another measure of success was when we built this, we understood the fragmentation in the space, but also we knew that there were hundreds or thousands of groups around the world doing this reforestation work, but they were so local and don’t have a big reputation. 

We built it with that in mind and of the 250 users that have signed up, I would say the majority of them are groups we have never heard of before; they are hyper-local. We essentially have reached the groups that we were hoping to be able to raise their voices and bring to the fore. On one aspect, that is a pretty good success metric.

How did 3 SIDED CUBE perform from a project management standpoint?

Communication with them is great. Our standard line of communication has been Slack, and we are on there all the time. They are based in the UK, so there is a bit of a time difference, but they are usually pretty responsive even in their evening when it is our afternoon. 

We have been able to really keep track of conversations through Slack and have a really good response and feedback that way. In terms of project management, Annette has been amazing. She is really organized, knows which folks on the team to pull in, and is knowledgeable enough about the technical aspects to be able to walk us through some them but also pull in the experts when needed. 

We have really enjoyed working with her. 3 SIDED CUBE was able to stay on the timeline or let us know enough in advance that there were delays and explain what the delays were and how they would impact our project timelines. 

They would then work with us to work around it if we had a specific deadline. The team went out of their way to build either a one-off view or different ways for us to be able to use it for our purposes while the site was being finalized. I have really positive feedback.

What did you find most impressive about them?

3 SIDED CUBE was really helpful in the early stages when it came to thinking through how to make some of the features that we really wanted to have on there as useful and intuitive to the user as possible. When we were doing the RFP, one of the things that made them stand out was that we had already developed our prototype, but when we did the RFP we actually didn’t share any of the prototype materials we had. 

We gave a written description of how we wanted the site to work. It was very detailed, but it was all just a narrative of how we wanted the site to work. Of all the responses we got from the different organizations and the different mock-ups of how this might look, 3 SIDED CUBE really got it. 

The folks on the team really understood what we were trying to do. They came back to us with a mock-up and even added some additional features in there that we hadn’t even thought of but have now been integrated into the final platform. We were just really impressed with their response to the RFP and they really seemed to understand what we were hoping to achieve with this.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I am a little newer to the arena of the product management and I don’t have a lot of experience to pull from in terms of what to expect for cost, but I think for us, a little bit better understanding of the cost for the ongoing maintenance of the site would be helpful. 

When we got to that point and we were going through it, I think the breakdown of what the cost would be per month was an estimate based on what they expected the use to be, and to us, it felt a little bit higher. We had a little bit of a negotiation and there is an opportunity to renegotiate that price once we have had a couple of months of maintenance to see what the demand is. 

It wasn’t very clear upfront about how that would work. Besides that, I’ve been extremely happy with it. 3 SIDED CUBE has gone above and beyond, sometimes doing more than what we paid them to do because they really want to help us. Overall, we are really satisfied.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    We were a little bit delayed.
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

iOS App Dev for Environmental Platform

"They have talented, pragmatic people on their team."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
3.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
Oct. - Dec. 2019
Project summary: 

3 SIDED CUBE provided development services for an environmental platform. Following requirements, they developed the MVP of a mobile app for iOS. They onboarded resources that continue to support the product.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
London, United Kingdom
Executive, Environmental Platform
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

3 SIDED CUBE successfully delivered a platform to positive reception in the App Store. The team’s determination and methodical approach to the project supported a productive engagement. Their responsiveness to feedback and effective collaboration with internal resources ensures lasting partnership.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the founder of an environmental platform.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with 3 SIDED CUBE?

We needed an organization to help us build a mobile-based app. We brought them on board for their developers to get the job done.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

3 SIDED CUBE provided the resources to deliver our mobile app following our vision. At our request, they built an MVP for iOS. It’s an environmental platform that helps people to reduce their carbon footprints.

What is the team composition?

We worked with a full-time project manager and two full-time developers. We probably collaborated with 4–5 people in total.

How did you come to work with 3 SIDED CUBE?

We wanted to work with a partner that understood the environmental space. We initially searched under the banner of Tech for Good. 3 SIDED CUBE drives most of their marketing through that ethos. We brought them in for an initial discussion and liked their team. On the basis of that discussion, we asked them to provide a pitch. There wasn’t a problem with their pitch, it just wasn’t the product that we wanted at that point. We decided to take them on not for their idea but for their people.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent about $500,000 on the project.

What is the status of this engagement?

The development occurred between October–December 2019. We retained the contractors that 3 SIDED CUBE brought on board for this project.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement? 

Their team focused on delivering our vision. They worked at a quick pace to produce MVP. Since launching the app, we’ve had success with the platform.

How did 3 SIDED CUBE perform from a project management standpoint?

3 SIDED CUBE used JIRA to manage their work. They focused on the activity and organized their resources well, which kept the project on track. Their team followed an Agile methodology, helping us to deliver against our objectives. They responded to our feedback well. When we started, I didn’t bank on them being good project managers, so that was a bonus.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They have talented, pragmatic people on their team. As friendly individuals, they fit into our team well. Their team was quite relaxed, so we could have conversions with them. They understood our position and helped us where we needed them to help.

Are there any areas they could improve?

They had a strong idea of what they wanted to deliver, which wasn’t always what we wanted to deliver. At some point, we put our foot down. To their credit, they took that on board and ran with it.

On occasion, 3 SIDED CUBE tried to push additional resources on us that we didn’t necessarily need. We had a particular desire to work with an agency to design the UX/UI, but they wanted to do that themselves.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Define their responsibilities clearly. Don’t let scope creep happen. For instance, we wanted them for development, not design. You can trust them and let them run with the project.

4.0
Overall Score
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 3.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

App Development for Energy Company

"They have enthusiasm, deliver at a steady pace, and are an all-around great team of people to work with."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Mar. - May 2019
Project summary: 

3 SIDED CUBE developed a prototype of a mobile app for an energy company. The team identified and mapped out journeys then built and designed the platform.

The Reviewer
 
201-500 Employees
 
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Kris Askew
Head of Digital Excellence, iSupplyEnergy
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The prototype of the app was delivered in a timely manner and met the expectations of the internal team. 3 SIDED CUBE is open and collaborative, facilitating an effective workflow. The team is hard-working, personable, and professional.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am Head of Digital Excellence for ISupplyEnergy, a UK consumer energy supplier, owned by Vattenfall.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire 3 SIDED CUBE?

To design a prototype for a mobile app.

What were your goals for this project?

To reduce cost to serve through improved self-serve functionality and to reduce churn through increased customer engagement.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We searched for app developers in the local area and further afield within the UK and invited our top choices to tender.

Describe the project in detail.

We began with initial discovery sessions, involving a range of stakeholders. User journeys were then identified and mapped out, along with a deep technical dive to facilitate a feasible prototype.

What was the team composition?

Project manager, front-end developers, back end developers, strategic and account relationship support.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any outcomes from the project that demonstrate progress or success?

The prototype was successfully delivered within agreed timelines, meeting and surpassing internal expectations, allowing us sign-off to proceed with the build phase.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

Workflow and communication between the teams was excellent and personally I always had access and time to discuss anything I required with any of the team members, who were always open and enthusiastic, demonstrating a high level of domain knowledge.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

They have enthusiasm, deliver at a steady pace, and are an all-around great team of people to work with.

Are there any areas for improvement?

Not that I experienced.

5.0
Overall Score Top agency
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Met all deadlines
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Excellent value for money
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    High quality output
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I would not hesitate to recommend 3 Sided Cube

Transportation Mobile App Dev for UK City Council

"3 SIDED CUBE took on the challenge and nailed it."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Feb. - Nov. 2019
Project summary: 

3 SIDED CUBE provided full stack development services to build a transportation safety app for a city council. They implemented location-based notification features to alert users about traffic conditions.

The Reviewer
 
1,001-5,000 Employees
 
United Kingdom
Sunil Budhdeo
Transportation Innovation Manager, Coventry City Council
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

3 SIDED CUBE delivered a satisfying platform that generated positive feedback and excitement from initial users. The team engaged multiple stakeholders to guide the development process and encourage product improvements. They executed on the project adeptly, providing the app on time and budget.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the transport innovation manager at Coventry City Council, which is a city council in the United Kingdom.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with 3 SIDED CUBE?

I wanted to develop a mobile application related to transportation.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

3 SIDED CUBE developed a bespoke transportation app for partially sighted, color blind, and blind people. We provided specifications for the app’s look and then they designed the product from scratch. Their team developed the app on an Android platform with the intention of developing the product for iOS too.

They integrated the product with our existing infrastructure to help pedestrians. The app gives indications to users at crossing facilities where there weren't traffic lights, which supplements the need for a normal pedestrian crossing with traffic lights.

The platform gives pedestrians information when a vehicle stopped and it’s safe to cross. It also gives them an indication when it’s not safe to cross as well as when it’s safe to cross with precaution.

What is the team composition?

There were six people from 3 SIDED CUBE on this project. Our main design brief was with Sophia (Senior Project Manager) and the other people on the project were app developers and software writers.

How did you come to work with 3 SIDED CUBE?

It was difficult to find an agency to solve this challenge for us. 3 SIDED CUBE’s based in the same town as our main supplier of traffic signals, which came across their team and recommended them.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent about £8,000 pounds (approximately $10,000 USD) on their services.

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked together between February–November 2019. I plan to engage them again and would recommend them to anyone.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

Our funding for future development relied on responses from a small group of initial users who gave us positive feedback. The results were good. One of the initial users was blind and wasn’t sure if they wanted to use the platform but asked to try it. After using the app for an hour, the user came back to us and said that they wanted it that day.

How did 3 SIDED CUBE perform from a project management standpoint?

Their team met all of the deadlines, so their project management was excellent. At every opportunity, they held meetings with us and the end user to develop the product to its fullest potential. Their targets were met within budget.

What did you find most impressive about them?

This was an idea that had never been approved. We had stakeholders that weren’t comfortable with the development because it had safety implications. 3 SIDED CUBE took on the challenge and nailed it. They provided excellent services.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Any improvements will come with new development projects. I found their acceptance of new challenges and ideas interesting. I wouldn’t change anything except giving them more challenges and seeing how they perform with them.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Be open with them. If you don’t have a specification, they’ll assist you. I highly recommend them to anyone in need of an app developer.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Mobile App Dev for Recycling Technology Startup

“Their approach to the business, clients, and customer service was second to none.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
June - Oct. 2019
Project summary: 

3 SIDED CUBE developed an app that simplifies recycling for consumers and companies. The app interfaces with a cloud infrastructure and three API positions. They developed another app for scanning purposes.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Chester, United Kingdom
Phil Sutton
CTO, Polytag Limited
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The app was well-received in a recent household trial, with participants deeming it user-friendly and informative. What really set 3 SIDED CUBE apart was how involved their senior management was. Positive and creative, the entire team stood behind the project’s purpose of using tech for good.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the managing director of Polytag Limited. Our company has developed a tag-and-trace technology for packaging materials, principally plastics. We can tag-and-trace most material substrates for the recycling infrastructure. Our technology enables brand owners to follow their products through the whole supply chain, allowing a circular economy for packaging and also mitigating exposure to their extended producer responsibilities. We’re also trying to create a near frictionless deposit-return program for plastic bottles throughout the world.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with 3 SIDED CUBE?

We were looking to develop an interface with our fixed assets. We have a marketing technology that deploys to manufacturing facilities with an API link. Every product has a code that’s stored in the cloud after being retrieved. We wanted an app element to allow consumers to scan those unique codes from bottles; the codes then pair with manufacturing data, allowing the product owners to see what the product location is, how long it’s been in cycle, and what the consumer habits are. When the consumer sticks the bottle into a recycling box, our in-house systems detect it and give the consumer their deposit back while also informing the manufacturer, should they wish to procure it and turn it into more plastic bottles. 

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

3 SIDED CUBE developed an app that interfaces with a cloud infrastructure and three API positions. The app allows consumers to scan unique codes and gives them instructions on how to recycle their products. Each product has unique instructions for recycling, like removing the cap or the closure, or taking labels off. Secondly, the app provides insights for brand owners to understand the mitigation of their extended producer responsibility (EPR). They can see all of the information provided back to them from recycling facilities and consumers. 

3 SIDED CUBE also developed an app for our scanner, which is used with bottles coming back for recycling.

What is the team composition?

We went for a full-immersion meeting in the beginning, with eight 3 SIDED CUBE members present. We were then assigned a project manager, whom I believe had 2–3 people reporting to them.

How did you come to work with 3 SIDED CUBE?

We knew of Clutch as a website that rated organizations for their tech capabilities within this field. I believe we used Clutch’s Project Matchmaking feature; I basically ticked off boxes indicating our requirements and budget, and the platform presented several companies. I read their overviews on the website. Clutch is fabulous. I found it very informative, helpful, and easy to navigate.

We asked for quotes from three companies. The two that got back to us were 3 SIDED CUBE and an organization from Manchester. I didn’t get a good feeling from the Manchester-based vendor, even though it would’ve been much easier logistically for us to work with them. 3 SIDED CUBE was just fantastic in terms of their attention to detail and responsiveness to questions. Also, everyone within the team understood our brief straight away.

What is the status of this engagement?

Our first engagement was at the end of May 2019, and the project started in early-June. We went to commission-based work in October of that year.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

The main impact for us came from the consumer-facing app that 3 SIDED CUBE developed. We did a 50-household trial of the technology just outside of Liverpool, in an area called The Wirral. We gave 50 households a phone with the Android app developed by 3 SIDED CUBE, and we provided serialized bottles to use and scan.

We’ll have a press release with the results next week. The amount of data we received was unbelievable. We collated that data into a very robust report. People said the app was easy to use and very informative on what the different types of packaging were and what could and couldn’t be recycled. The app was very well received.

How did 3 SIDED CUBE perform from a project management standpoint?

The project management side of it was fantastic. 3 SIDED CUBE kept us informed all the way through, and I was absolutely delighted with the output we had from them. They were outstanding, and I couldn’t have asked for better. 

We worked on Basecamp, which was very good. Everyone involved in the process, from our side and theirs — app designers, graphic designers, and tech people — were all on Basecamp and could update it accordingly. We used Gannt charts that were followed through, and the program was maintained constantly. They didn’t slip on anything. They were very informative, and we could pick up the phone and have a chat any time of the day.

What did you find most impressive about them?

All good businesses start with top-tiered management. Rich (Managing Director) is a proactive, forward-thinking, embracing leader of that company, and that permeates all the way down to everybody within the organization. They have a positive mindset and creative, out-of-the-box thinking. 

Initially, what impressed me the most was the engagement of senior management. They do a lot of projects that are bigger than ours, but the managing director and the senior management team all give the same amount of detail to every project that comes through their door. They aligned with us on the point of only doing tech for good, which is what our project was all about; it quickly became apparent to me that this wasn’t just about the project or the money for them. Of course, they have to make money, but they were totally and utterly involved in this project and believed in it. Once there’s belief in a project, it’s so much easier, and they all embraced what we were trying to do, which is to manage plastics for the better and in a more informed manner. Their approach to the business, clients, and customer service was second to none.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Very rarely in 20 years of business have I ever been in the position of having no complaints or constructive elements. We learned a lot from 3 SIDED CUBE, and I wish them all the best. They have a fantastic, proactive, and focused business, and they deserve all the work they get. They’re certainly the best agency I’ve come across in the UK.

Do you have any advice for future clients of theirs?

To anyone looking to work with 3 SIDED CUBE, I’d say they’ve made the right decision and that they’ve invested wisely in an agency that will deliver and go beyond their expectations.

5.0
Overall Score They’re a fantastic agency, and they should continue to deliver what they’ve delivered for us.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Mobile Development for Location-Based Customer App

"3 SIDED CUBE is full of passion and truly cares, with exacting standards of delivery and relationship management."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Sept. 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

3 SIDED CUBE developed a location-based customer application for a third-party client. With the solution, users could book appointments, manage profile information, and more.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
London, United Kingdom
Oliver Morrison
CEO, Filter
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The app has launched, and 3 SIDED CUBE is still onboard, managing various integrations and building out additional functionalities. Their team follows an agile workflow to stay on track.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am CEO of Filter. We are a family of digital experts, helping the brands we work with to transform and thrive. Straddling business, people and technology to architect scaleable digital solutions.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire 3 SIDED CUBE?

We were responsible for defining a Mobile App brief for a client and were tasked with running their RFP process. Post launch we were responsible for supporting the successful delivery of the application, managing various integrations across multiple digital touch-points.

What were your goals for this project?

To deliver a market leading customer application, providing a best in market experience, to drive deeper and more meaningful relationships to encourage frequency of visit.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

Comprehensive RFP process, including multiple immersion and pitch phases. 3 Sided Cube competed against a number of first rate application providers.

Describe the project in detail.

Location-based customer application, allowing for the management of profile information, booking of appointments and access to advice.

What was the team composition?

Access to senior members of the team from a client management perspective, plus dedicated project manager, design and development resource.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any outcomes from the project that demonstrate progress or success?

Very successful project, delivered on time and to budget, achieving set performance objectives. Continuous improvement cycles are planned to further develop functionality.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

Excellent workflow, following agile methodologies and sprint cycles, with daily stand-ups, supplemented with regular face to face meetings and real-time slack messaging.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

3 SIDED CUBE is full of passion and truly cares, with exacting standards of delivery and relationship management.

Are there any areas for improvement?

There are no obvious areas within the service offering that could have been improved.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Mobile App Development for Cosmetics Company

“3 SIDED CUBE has always been superb to work with due to their flexibility and enthusiasm.”

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
4.5
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Sept. 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

3 SIDED CUBE has built an array of Android and iOS mobile apps from scratch. Products range from a media player to a camera and tools for internal use. They also provide UX design, QA, and project management. 

The Reviewer
 
1001-10,000 Employees
 
Ireland
Adam Goswell
Technology R&D, Lush Cosmetics
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

3 SIDED CUBE has solved an array of challenges at a fast pace, all while maintaining a high level of quality through prototyping, iteration, and testing. Responsive, communicative, and technically skilled, the team is especially adept at rapidly producing fully functional proofs-of-concept.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics is a global cosmetics retailer. My position focuses on technology research and development.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with 3 SIDED CUBE?

We hired 3 SIDED CUBE for a series of smaller engagements on various mobile applications, rather than just one continuous project. 

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

3 SIDED CUBE builds all our products from scratch. They are involved all the way from design to build. All of our apps are native for both iOS and Android. They also support QA and the final delivery to the App Store and Google Play. 

One mobile app they developed for us was a media player called Lush Player, which offers customers a way to watch our video and audio content. Lush Lens is a camera application we built together. They've worked on other internal, conceptual projects that never actually made it to our customers.

In addition to development, they provide design and UX work. Our team mostly handles the backend development, but they've provided a small amount of support when needed. They also offer us general strategy advice. 

What is the team composition? 

The projects varied in size, but roughly five people worked with us each time we had an engagement. The roles typically included a project manager, an overall account lead, a designer, a QA tester, and a developer for iOS and Android.

How did you come to work with 3 SIDED CUBE?

I've known the owner historically. 3 SIDED CUBE is a local agency for us in the U.K., so they were familiar to me. 

How much have you invested with them?

We've spent in the region of $50,000–$80,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together around September 2017. Our relationship is ongoing. We don't have any active work right now, but we use them whenever we need on an ad-hoc basis. 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

3 SIDED CUBE has always been superb to work with due to their flexibility and enthusiasm.  They quickly react to our ever-changing needs. The team is dynamic, and we enjoy their fresh mindset and approach. From a personality perspective, we get along very well which is important to us. They thoroughly understand our business, and we've had a great experience with them.

How did 3 SIDED CUBE perform from a project management standpoint?

They offer strong overall account and relationship management. From a project point of view, they have talented producers and managers on their team who communicate effectively. 3 SIDED CUBE can achieve challenges of any sort. The team always finishes tasks quickly. 

What did you find most impressive about them?

Compared to other providers, they're small enough that we can engage with them quite quickly. They're reactive and take an agile, hands-on approach. Unlike dealing with a massive agency, it never takes a long time to start an engagement. They focus on rapid prototyping rather than using a lengthy design and specifications process before producing results.  

Are there any areas they could improve?

Their team could be stronger on the design front, perhaps. They're very skilled at development, but could always build out more design capability.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

I suggest going into a partnership with 3 SIDED CUBE with an idea that you want to test quickly. They're a great agency to help you validate your concept and produce a prototype you can try out fast. If you want to make a product larger in scale, they're also a good choice to work with. Rapid prototyping is where they truly excel. 

4.0
Overall Score It's been very good overall, but there are always areas for improvement.
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They are generally on time, but might have missed a few deadlines for communication.
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They bring a really good value.
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Their actual finished products have always been great in terms of the technical build. We've never had any issues with their performance or deliverables.
  • 4.5 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I would have no problem referring them.

App Development for Nonprofit Organization

"We’ve been amazed at their professionalism and efficiency."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Oct. 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

3 SIDED CUBE updated a mobile application for iOS and Android to improve its offline functionality. They cleaned its code, made improvements, and developed an update release. The project is ongoing.

The Reviewer
 
501-1000 Employees
 
Washington D.C.
Research Analyst, Environmental Nonprofit
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The update will launch soon, but it has received positive feedback from internal stakeholders, leading to more work for 3 SIDED CUBE. The team delivers high-quality products reliably and on time. They keep in constant contact, giving regular updates and using clear document sharing processes.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m a research analyst for an environmental non-profit think tank. We focus on some of the major issues concerning our environment, such as the climate, forests, and water.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with 3 SIDED CUBE?

We offer an online tool that helps users in the field monitor deforestation and manage their lands. We wanted a mobile application for both iOS and Android that would allow users to use our data offline in the field. Our previous vendor lacked mobile development experience, so we brought in 3 SIDED CUBE to update our app with strong offline functionality.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

3 SIDED CUBE cleaned up our original code, making necessary improvements and edits. They implemented offline functionality so that the app would work reliably in the field with minimal crashes.

What is the team composition?

We work with a project manager, two mobile developers, and several other team members as needed.

How did you come to work with 3 SIDED CUBE?

I went through an extensive search process for a mobile app developer with in-depth expertise in offline functionality. We went outside of our network, looking at interesting tools that we wanted to mimic and then looking into their developers. We also used Clutch reviews to give us further insight into these developers. I sent inquiries to several vendors, received proposals from five or six, and then narrowed it down to three.

3 SIDED CUBE stood out from the competition because of their highly relevant experience. They’ve worked on the Red Cross mobile app, which requires an extremely reliable offline mode to work in disaster zones and emergencies. 3 SIDED CUBE also demonstrated strong project planning skills and innovative ideas to address our issues. We were deeply impressed with their proposal and interviews.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent $40,000 so far.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in October 2018, and the project is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

We’re about to release an app update to improve offline reliability. Our colleagues in Madagascar were able to test it in the field and are highly satisfied with the upgraded navigation. This initial contract was meant to get us more comfortable and confident about working with 3 SIDED CUBE for future development. Our teams are also planning a design and discover sprint in March where 3 SIDED CUBE will address more app features.

How did 3 SIDED CUBE perform from a project management standpoint?

We’ve been amazed at their professionalism and efficiency. Holly (Junior Project Manager, 3 SIDED CUBE) does everything right; she’s timely, open with information, and organized. She keeps us in the loop on every task and deadline. They also provide explicit document sharing and organized processes for reviewing documents and information.

What did you find most impressive about them?

We value their professionalism and thorough project management approach. Compared to past vendors I’ve worked with, 3 SIDED CUBE is highly responsive and well-organized. The project has run smoothly since the beginning.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, I can’t think of anything.

5.0
Overall Score 3 SIDED CUBE is highly collaborative. They understand our ideas well and we have the chance for a long, productive partnership.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They’ve met every deadline and had no delays, which I’ve never experienced before.
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They deliver high-quality products, but as a nonprofit, we wish our dollar went a little further.
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I’ve already recommended them to colleagues.

iOS Mobile App Dev for Personalized Children's Book Platform

“They worked under a super tight timeline and delivered the product ahead of schedule.”

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Aug. - Nov. 2018
Project summary: 

3 SIDED CUBE developed an intricate mobile app for iOS. They used an existing UI/UX design to further refine the frontend interface. They took an advanced API and converted it to a mobile platform.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
London, United Kingdom
Anne Thouas
Head of Product Marketing, Wonderbly
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

3 SIDED CUBE delivered an excellent mobile app with a stable backend infrastructure. Their team worked to create a viable MVP build within an aggressive deadline. The aesthetically pleasing UI/UX encourages proactive user engagement. They’re talented developers that communicate effectively.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the head of product marketing for Wonderbly. We make personalized children’s books that are primarily available through e-commerce.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with 3 SIDED CUBE?

Our website allows customers to see complete previews of our books for free. Having a mobile app with similar features would act as an additional way to influence potential clients. Therefore, we approached 3 SIDED CUBE to help translate our web platform’s technology into a mobile app.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Our internal team handled a lot of the project’s UX design, so we came to 3 SIDED CUBE with a good understanding of what we wanted to build. Conducting the upfront research ourselves helped streamline the whole project. We held a formal kickoff conference where their team came to our office to meet with our key stakeholders. We worked with them to further refine our list of priorities and project requirements. Then, we used the finalized outline to create a project budget and schedule.

Considering the app would be an MVP for us, we wanted to build it as quickly and as economically as possible. After looking at our customer base, we choose to create the app solely for iOS. Therefore, it’s designed to operate on both iPhones and iPads. One of their most significant contributions involved integrating the app with our website’s book rendering API. That functionality is necessary for users to read their personalized books within the app. They managed to complete the platform using React Native.

What is the team composition?

We worked closely with a project manager and two developers. Shortly after the app’s launch, they allocated a QA resource to address remaining issues. Now, there’s a customer service representative that acts as our way to get in touch with them.

How did you come to work with 3 SIDED CUBE?

We worked with a long-term contractor of ours to design the UX. He used to work for 3 SIDED CUBE, so his style happened to meld well with theirs. Once we started looking for development firms, 3 SIDED CUBE understood the design specs and could translate everything quickly. While other vendors wanted to reorganize our plan into a more grandiose undertaking, 3 SIDED CUBE wanted to deliver whatever product worked best for us. That made hiring them an easy decision.

What is the status of this engagement?

The app development process took place from August–November 2018.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

The app’s purpose is to get customers who read our books to purchase physical copies. While improving our conversion rate is an ongoing process, we’re excited by how the app has performed thus far. 70% of users create a book within the app and read it to completion. That involves finding a story, inputting personalization data, selecting a character, and flipping through at least 22 pages. That level of user engagement is a testament to the platform’s functionality and design.

How did 3 SIDED CUBE perform from a project management standpoint?

They worked under a super tight timeline and delivered the product ahead of schedule. The project consisted of two development sprints that took place nearly back-to-back. Their QA resources frequently released builds to show their progression and to receive relevant feedback. We also had daily meetings through Slack. Everyone would be online simultaneously and submit their updates. That enabled conversations to take place in real time. We scheduled a call once a week to recap anything that needed to be addressed.

What did you find most impressive about them?

3 SIDED CUBE communicated with us and managed our expectations masterfully. As a result, there were no surprises regarding the budget, scheduling, or the delivery of features. Our priority was to release the app in November, so we agreed to implement additional features later on. They were happy to address our needs without pressuring us into a larger project.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Ideally, I would’ve had them allocate more time to QA. Overall, we’re happy with the experience they provided.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They’re significantly more affordable than similar vendors.
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They delivered the app according to our specifications.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Discovery Process for Large Hospital

“They came well informed… and everyone we met was impressive.”

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
n/a
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Aug. 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

3 SIDED CUBE presented resolutions to the internal communications challenges within a large healthcare organization. Diverse staff precludes pure computer-based messaging, so a final product must be tailormade.

The Reviewer
 
1,001-5,000 Employees
 
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
James Donald
Head of Communications, Royal Bournemouth Hospital
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

3 SIDED CUBE is proactive, and entered the project with no preconceptions. Though no concrete application has been determined, they are examining possible solutions.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am head of communications at the Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals, an NHS [National Health Services] foundation trust. We’re a large hospital with a staff of 4,500, serving the year-round residents and summer visitors in and around the resort town of Bournemouth on the south coast of England.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with 3 SIDED CUBE?

We want to update our internal communications. Our diverse employees, including doctors, nurses, healthcare workers, pathologists, and delivery people, don’t always have easy access to computers as they do their work. We are considering the communications challenges, and want to work out solutions.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

So far they’ve completed a large scoping exercise. They came in on a Monday to meet with 13 or 14 representative groups of staff. They asked questions about the unique challenges that faced each group and started mapping out the areas that needed improvement. They produced a report that showed their findings, with suggestions to solve some of those problems.

Like all NHS organizations, we have a 10% turnover rate each year. We haven’t developed anything with 3 SIDED CUBE yet, but one of their suggestions was a communications app. The app would include an orientation that could pair with our regular induction days. We want to build a sense of team identity for all our staff, regardless of background, and break the departmental feeling of working in a silo.

We’re meeting with them again shortly to discuss our options. Right now, we can either send an email or post fliers in nurses’ break areas. We hope to strike a balance between traditional and modern modes of reaching our staff.

How did you come to work with 3 SIDED CUBE?

I presented the challenges facing the NHS for a group at Barclays Eagle Lab in Bournemouth. They were one of the companies I spoke with there. They were very enthusiastic and wanted to explore solutions with us.

How much have you invested with them?

We haven’t invested anything yet. If we decide to develop an app, we will discuss our options.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started speaking with them in August 2017, and are still in the early stages.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

How did 3 SIDED CUBE perform from a project management standpoint?

We dealt with several very good people. Puff [Sophia Story, Commercial Team Chief, 3 SIDED CUBE] was the senior member we interacted with, but everyone we met was impressive. They met with several groups of our staff on their own, and everyone responded positively to them. They came well informed, which our staff appreciated.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They were proactive and keen to learn. They didn’t come into the project with any preconceptions, and actually listened to our needs and asked about the structures we already have. They looked at the challenges and are willing to tailor a solution to us. We don’t have a product yet, but they’ve impressed me so far.

5.0
Overall Score They’ve helped me look at the organization with a fresh pair of eyes, and I’m happy for that opportunity.
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They promised a report within a week of our first meeting, and they delivered.
  • N/A Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Their presentation was very comprehensive, with a lot of media. They captured a good snapshot of communications at the trust.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I really appreciate their professionalism, and their willingness to learn without imposing their preexisting protocols on us.
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Date of Formation
Mar 15, 2005
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