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We help companies build high-end user interfaces for web, mobile, and blockchain applications. Code is our product: we guarantee a production, high quality application, on time and within budget.

 

Development

We deliver sophisticated, long lasting, production software on time. With dozens of production projects under our belt, we have vast experience with numerous development methodologies.

 

Training

We prepare your development teams to work on large scale projects. Our instructors are ready to help with basic setup and guidance over the initial development phases.

 

Consulting

Having completed hundreds of successful projects, our consultants can share best practices, avoid common pitfalls and help you save hundreds of development hours.

 
$50,000+
 
$150 - $199 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2012
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New York, NY
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Portfolio

Key clients: 

ADP, Algotec, Autodesk, Cisco, Cellebrite, CyberArk, Dell, eMarketer, eToro, HoneyBook, HP, Intel, ironSource, jFrog, Kenshoo, Microsoft, MyHerigage, New York City, Nokia, Payoneer, Philips, Playbuzz, realCommerce, Ruckus, Siemens, Technion, Unpakt, Wix, William Hill, WorldMate, 888 Holdings, and dozens more

Web, iOS and Android apps for Phytech

Phytech develops sensors for the agriculture.

We helped them build an application to help farmers increase their yield by monitoring the fields online and making informed farming decisions. We used React to built from scratch a rich single-page application, which displays real-time data from Phytech sensors installed on the fields. We also migrated the native iOS and Android apps to React Native.

 

View case study: https://500tech.com/projects/phytech

Moving planner for Unpakt

Unpakt helps people move by finding the best available mover.

We helped Unpakt completely rebuild their move booking flow as a single-page application using AngularJS. After launching the new version, Unpakt saw increased booking and lower bounce rates due to much faster and reliable experience.

View case study: https://500tech.com/projects/unpakt

Bitcoin and Ethereum exchange for Bits of Gold

Bits of Gold is Israel’s largest Bitcoin and Ethereum exchange.

We’ve built Bits of Gold’s first website, management console, and blockchain integration to allow a rapid launch during Bitcoin’s rapid growth in 2013. Over the next year, we helped transition the code to an internal team and provided continuous support and feature additions.

View case study: https://500tech.com/projects/bitsofgold

Mimic 2

Mimic is our open-source dev tool for mocking server responses in a browser. Front end and back end are often developed separately. While the back end is not working, the front-end developer is very limited in what they can do. But with Mimic, they just mock server responses right from within the browser and develop as if the server was alive.

View case study: https://500tech.com/projects/mimic

Advanced analytics platform for ThetaRay

ThetaRay takes structured data and applies its algorithms to figure out anomalies in the data. We worked closely with Thetaray to build a rich dashboard on top of their anomaly detection platform. The UI included huge data grids that ran smoothly and interactive tailor-made visualizations.

View case study: https://500tech.com/projects/thetaray

Artifactory 4.0 for jFrog

jFrog provides world-class infrastructure for software management and distribution. Together with jFrog, we worked to rewrite its flagship product, Artifactory, using AngularJS.

See case study: https://500tech.com/projects/jfrog

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React Consulting for Real Estate SaaS Company

“They provide solutions that we never would’ve thought of.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Sept. 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

500Tech works with the in-house team to migrate a site from Angular.js to React. They do coding but also provide consulting and training.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
New York, New York
Chuck Groom
Director of Engineering, VTS
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

500Tech is professional and experienced, expertly guiding the website migration. They communicate well and customize solutions to optimize existing workflows, code, and processes. Their scheduling could be clearer, but the overall work has been great.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the director of engineering for VTS, an enterprise software-as-a-service (SaaS) company. We provide software primarily for landlords and brokers to track leases for the commercial buildings they rent out. I work with the foundation teams, including frontend and backend platforms and technical operations.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with 500Tech?

Our website hadn’t been updated in six years, and we wanted to migrate it from Angular.js to React.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We didn’t just want someone to do the dev work, we wanted a consultant and trainer, too. 500Tech brought an expert on site for a total of 40 days to work with our team and guide them in the migration. They made sure we avoided any delays or issues while also training our engineers in React.

500Tech went through our entire codebase and provided insightful recommendations to facilitate the migration and make it as smooth and quick as possible. They then sat with our frontend team and coded with them. They also provided training materials, such as a style guide and proof of concept.

What is the team composition?

We work with one main developer.

How did you come to work with 500Tech?

My boss already knew them and realized they’d be a great fit for our project.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent between $60,000–$70,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We began in September 2018, and the partnership is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

They provide solutions that we never would’ve thought of. They trained half of our engineering team in three days, and we’ve received good feedback about their coaching. Recruiting has been much easier now that we’re moving to React.

How did 500Tech perform from a project management standpoint?

500Tech works well with our team and has a sensible workflow and open communication.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They’ve migrated companies from Angular.js to React three other times, so they have lots of experience. They tailored the process to our codebase, which we appreciated.

Are there any areas they could improve?

It took longer than expected to figure out the schedule and logistics, but everything else went well.

Do you have any advice for future clients of theirs?

Start off with a smaller engagement to see how well the partnership works. Trust their guidance and rely on them to both build and improve your product.

5.0
Overall Score They’re delightful and easy to work with.
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They’re timely, but calendaring could’ve been easier and more visible.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They have a huge ROI. The mistakes we’d have made without them would’ve cost more than their services.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    We've gotten everything we expected, and the feedback’s been great.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I'd absolutely recommend them. They're experts in this area.

Web App Development for Education Tech Company

“The developers had a can-do approach."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Aug. - Sept. 2017
Project summary: 

500Tech expedited the development of a web app that allows students to learn Java and C++. Developers used React for the first phase of the project.

The Reviewer
 
51 - 200 Employees
 
Tel Aviv, Israel
Former Senior Product Manager, Education Technology Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

500Tech delivered high-quality work within a tight timeline, ensuring the success of the app’s pilot run. Although they charged premium prices, their speed, expertise, and proactive approach fostered a positive experience.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I was the senior product manager for an education technology company. I recruited resources to execute and develop our product.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with 500Tech?

We wanted to provide a development environment for students using Java and C++. The goal was to complete development as soon as possible, allowing us to do a pilot run at the start of the academic year.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

500Tech developed the first phase of our web app within a month. During the planning stage, we showed them the UX and the mockups. On the second day, they started building the environment. Our main product was built with React, and we wanted the developers to use the same technology to combine the main product later on with this new initiative.

What is the team composition?

We worked with a senior and a junior developer.

How did you come to work with 500Tech?

We looked for resources, and 500Tech had developers that were available immediately.

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked together from August–September 2017.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

It was a great project. 500Tech delivered in time for a live pilot at one college. We also showed the product to our internal R&D staff.

How did 500Tech perform from a project management standpoint?

They used Trello because we already had it set up, and we used GitHub as well.

What did you find most impressive about them?

The developers had a can-do approach and made things happen. They were eager to solve issues and suggest solutions. Working with them was a great experience. They were quite professional and knew the material.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I believe their prices were pretty high compared to other companies that we looked at, but we had a tight schedule. Since they were available, we hired them even though they were quite expensive.

4.5
Overall Score
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Development Support for Development Shop

"500Tech matched our estimations and performed wonderfully."

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

500Tech offered support services regarding React and React Redux. Their team reviewed a project’s code and design. They also provided hands-on help for another development project using the system.

The Reviewer
 
501-1000 Employees
 
Tel Aviv, Israel
Former Chief Developer, Development Shop
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The project was received positively by users. 500Tech met the client’s needs and deadlines. Their knowledge and expertise help them stand out as a development service team. Customers can expect a strong performance and service from 500Tech.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the former chief developer of a development shop.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with 500Tech?

We were looking for a team that had experience in React and React Redux. It was a new technology for our shop, and we needed help with development support.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We worked with 500Tech on two projects. First, we reached out to them to complete a review of our design and code standards to make sure we were using the program’s tools in the right way. The application was written in JavaScript ES6 and based on a React+Redux Webpack.

Following that, we needed assistance developing a project we had. Their team contributed to the product’s development speed, as we had less experience working with React and Redux.

What is the team composition?

We worked with one developer and then hired an additional one.

How did you come to work with 500Tech?

500Tech was recommended to us.

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked together from February 2017 to August 2017.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We’ve received positive feedback from customers. 500Tech matched our estimations and performed wonderfully.

How did 500Tech perform from a project management standpoint?

500Tech participated in our team stand-up meetings and planning sessions. They worked hard to meet deadlines and would communicate to us if there was an issue. Their knowledge allowed us to speed up development. We were delighted with them.

What did you find most impressive about them?

500Tech’s team was skilled in the technology. The quality of their developers made them a unique bunch to work with on any project.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, they were a great team.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Make sure you are communicating your needs.

5.0
Overall Score They were great to work with.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • N/A Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

JavaScript React Consulting for Bioscience Company

“They did their best to train us to be independent.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
June - Aug. 2016
Project summary: 

500Tech provided consultation services around a move to JavaScript React, working to build the capacity of the internal team. They performed code reviews, guidance, and training.

The Reviewer
 
201-500 Employees
 
Tel Aviv, Israel
Director of Digital Product Development, Bioscience Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Their consultation services were excellent: focused, clear, and useful for the receiving team who were able to work on the technology independently within months. 500Tech were motivated and professional, but sometimes their busy schedule could make arranging meetings difficult.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the director of digital product development for a bioscience company. I’m in charge of all the software side of the commerce system, onboarding customer data into the system, and passing it onto manufacturing to make the DNA.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with 500Tech?

We had challenges in JavaScript React and we were looking for a consulting company to assist with them.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They started with some basic guidance on how to use React as we were moving from Angular to React. We went to some courses which they led and, following that, we moved onto code review. Ilya (COO, 500Tech) came onsite to our office many times and did some code reviews and consultancy on the way we were building and improving our system. We also attend their annual conference in Tel Aviv.

What is the team composition?

We worked with 1–2 people from their team.

How did you come to work with 500Tech?

We’d had another consultant prior that we weren’t happy with. 500Tech were recommended by another company that had used them. As they’re the best in Israel at what they do, it was the natural choice to approach them.

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked together from June–August 2016.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

When working with consultants, I measure how reliant I am on them to move forward. They did their best to train us to be independent and helped us ramp up to a good point where we can be very self-sufficient. When I need experts in the future, I will know who to call.

How did 500Tech perform from a project management standpoint?

It was a challenge to schedule a time to meet each month for a review. As long as we had enough time to give them a heads up, it was fine. It wasn’t the easiest thing to do as they are an in-demand agency, but it was fine.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their motivation to get us to the point where we could work alone was impressive. They weren’t searching for job security; they made sure we’re independent, which is something I appreciate in a good consultancy company.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, I think things were fine. Our internal developers reached a very advanced point.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Define your expectations, the scope of the project, and your needs. Their team is very reasonable as long as everything is well defined. They will either deliver or raise a flag if they cannot.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    It was sometimes hard to schedule meetings because there are many companies that want their time.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They are not overly expensive—the price is as it should be.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They’re very professional, and they pass on their knowledge. On top of all of that, they’re nice people.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I’m happy to recommend them. I think they are a good company.

Development for Website Building Platform

“500Tech made a significant impact on our team.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
n/a
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Sept. - Dec. 2014
Project summary: 

500Tech helped with designing, developing and implementing an e-commerce platform (WixStores) for Wix websites. They programmed the code using HTML5, Sass, Grunt, and AngularJS.

The Reviewer
 
1,001 - 10,000 Employees
 
Tel Aviv, Israel
Dvir Cooper
Front-End Guild Manager, Wix
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

500Tech not only completed a final deliverable but also provided useful training for the in-house team. Their instruction and guidance helped the company leverage best practice techniques for code management and sharing system-wide. The two founders were exceptionally skilled at development.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

Wix is a website building platform. Our powerful technology makes it easy for everyone to get online with a stunning, professional and functional web presence.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with 500Tech?

We had started building our e-commerce solution and needed additional development help. 

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

500Tech helped us design and implement the e-commerce solution. We used AngularJS, Grunt, Sass and HTML5.

 
What is the team composition? 

One developer from 500Tech worked on our project.

How did you come to work with 500Tech?

My manager approached 500Tech once we started the project. He spoke to Boris (Board Member, 500Tech) who suggested that Adam (Co-Founder/CEO, 500Tech) could help us develop the system. 

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked together from September–December 2014. 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The CEO is a skilled developer with strong abilities. His knowledge and methodologies gave our teammates a boost. 500Tech made a significant impact on our team. They taught us best practice methods to manage and share the code across the system. 

How did 500Tech perform from a project management standpoint?

We had project managers in-house. 500Tech completed all their work in a timely manner. 

What did you find most impressive about them?

I really appreciate the two founders. I know for a fact that they can recruit, manage, and grow employees into excellent developers. Those qualities are rare in this industry. 500Tech’s team features top developers in their field. They have a lot to contribute to companies that hire them. 

Are there any areas they could improve?

No. 

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Get to know the person or team that will be supporting your project. Understand their level of ability and act accordingly when you assign them tasks.

5.0
Overall Score They were great.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They met all the deadlines.
  • N/A Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    I enjoyed working with Adam. I really want to work with him again.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    Anyone who needs help with software development will have a great outcome from working with 500Tech.

Development and Consulting for Experience Marketplace

"They’re really smart and professional in their expertise of Angular and Node.js." 

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Oct. 2014 - Mar. 2016
Project summary: 

500Tech fulfilled consulting and development needs regarding Angular. They helped develop a UI and spoke to an Ionic and Angular app’s scalability and performance issues. They also created a new website.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Tel Aviv, Israel
Itay Herskovits
CTO, Funzing
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The website was viewed many thousands of times per month after it launched, and they were engaged for further work. 500Tech delivered on a short timeline and was generous with their availability. They possess top-level knowledge and their work conforms to the highest standards in the industry.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the CTO at Backand.com as well as at Funzing. Backand provides developers with out of the box, server-side backends, and Funzing is marketplace for people to publish activities and lectures in their free time.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the CTO at Backand.com as well as at Funzing. Backand is a service that provides developers with out of the box, server-side backends. Funzing is marketplace for people to publish activities and lectures in their free time.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

The scope for Backand had two parts: consulting and development. The first part was getting our development team on board with Angular and building a basic prototype of the product’s UI. The second was making 500Tech a part of our development team and then building the rest of the product.

For Funzing, their scope of work was just consulting. We built a mobile application using Ionic and Angular so, as experts in Angular, they advised us on performance and scalability issues.

What is the team composition?

I worked with four different people.

How did you come to work with 500Tech?

Immediately after we interviewed them, they seemed to understand what we wanted to do the best. They left a lot of suggestions after the initial talk, so there was no doubt that they were the team to hire. It was a great interview.

How much have you invested with them?

I spent over $100,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked together from October 2014 until March 2016.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Before we contacted them, we worked with another consulting company and the results were so poor that we had to scratch the project. With 500Tech, the project was successful. We had tens of thousands of people visiting the site on a monthly basis.

How did 500Tech perform from a project management standpoint?

We managed the project for the most part. The first project was a relatively short—a few weeks of prototyping—so it was very much on deadline. They put in extra hours after work to meet the deadline, so they were dedicated.

What did you find most impressive about them?

All the people we worked with were the best in the field. They’re really smart and professional in their expertise of Angular and node.Js. They delivered great results at a very high standard, which is the reason I took them on the second time.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

It’s best to work with someone who’s an expert in the field you’re in. Make sure the deadlines are set up in advance so the expectation will be on both sides. We did that and they met expectations.

5.0
Overall Score They did a very good job on all the projects.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They met the deadlines. Sometimes the delivery took a little longer, but they still met what we agreed on.
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They’re not the most affordable, but it’s worth the value.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They provided high-quality deliverables and we were satisfied with the results.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I’ve already referred them to other people.

Platform Development for Bitcoin Exchange Company

"They understood our needs—everything we wanted to eventually achieve—and translated that into code." 

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Mar. 2013 - Apr. 2016
Project summary: 

500Tech developed a cryptocurrency exchange platform on Ruby on Rails. They built a custom CRM and API that aggregates and introduces client data to the platform. They also created a back-office admin system.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Tel Aviv, Israel
Youval Rouach
CEO, Bits of Gold
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The platform was introduced to the market quickly and served as an invaluable foundation for growth. 500Tech implemented a highly organized system and were highly responsive. Although their documentation could be me extensive, their focus on customer service was evident in their work ethic.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the CEO of Bits of Gold. We’re a cryptocurrency exchange company in Israel.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with 500Tech?

When we began the company, we needed to race into the market as soon as possible, so we needed help to create our website.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They built a fully functional website using Ruby on Rails. They developed back office admin system and a frontend. They also built a CRM that collects client data and is connected to the cryptocurrency exchanges through an API they developed.

What is the team composition?

We worked with three or four team members at any given time, although we did reach six at one point.

How did you come to work with 500Tech?

We originally found them through a friend. My father hired them to create his website as well and they did a good job on it.

How much have you invested in them?

We spent between $50,000–$200,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked with them from March 2013–April 2016.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

They helped us build a successful company from scratch and the website up and running in under four weeks. We still use site too. They made us what we are today.

How did 500Tech perform from a project management standpoint?

They performed pretty well and were very responsive. We didn’t have a project manager but they planned everything we needed to make the website run.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They’ve very hands on. They deliver really personal service and we felt very important to them. They understood our needs—everything we wanted to eventually achieve—and translated that into code. They got that we needed to have a product as soon as possible and worked hard to deliver it.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Looking back, I think the documentation could have been a bit better. We had a very short deadline, but I think I should have described what each part of the code was so that future developers knew how to refer to each code.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    It’s expensive to have an outsourced company that does a great job.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They delivered what we needed on time, and it worked.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Platform Development for Gaming Company

“They're very experienced and professional.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Apr. 2016 - Nov. 2017
Project summary: 

Helping a gaming company improve user experience, 500Tech developed a responsive frontend in React. They also created a new methodology and provided training to the in-house team.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Tel Aviv, Israel
Amir Netiv
Head of R&D, NetoMedia
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The internal team loves the look and feel of the platform, which creates a new gaming world for users. Attentive and responsible, 500Tech went above and beyond to meet all needs, while their expertise and commitment made them a go-to partner.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

We are a gaming company developing a gaming platform and a UI/UX client side.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with 500Tech?

We needed to move from an obsolete Flash client to a modern, responsive multi-platform UI.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They helped us develop a new responsive front-end and created a methodology that we can use further down the road. This was achieved by using React.js. There is also Middleware with Node.js on the server side. All of this is communicating with our gaming platform.

What is the team composition?

We mostly worked with two developers.

How did you come to work with them?

500Tech provided some consulting services to us previously, so we knew them and liked the quality of their work. After we discussed our project with them and heard their recommendations, we decided they'd be a good fit.

How much have you invested with them?

This information is confidential.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with them in April 2016 and the project was completed in November 2017.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

They helped us create a brand new user experience. They listened to us and came up with suggestions and solutions that met our needs. Because of the methodology they introduced us to, we are now moving forward with development, fast and smooth.

How did they perform from a project management standpoint?

Using Agile SCRUM methodologies, 500Tech's developers has become a part of our team, working side by site during the period they have been with us.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They're responsible, attentive, and professional.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I can't think of anything that needs improvement on 500tech's behalf. There are a lot of things we didn't know about on our part, so if we did that project again, we'd probably take better shortcuts and achieve a shorter time to market target.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Trust them.

5.0
Overall Score They really helped. I'd work with them again.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They were attentive to our needs. When we had meetings, they were always on time.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Considering what we received, it was a good value.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They're very experienced and professional.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I've already recommended them.

Web Development for Big Data Startup

“They cared about the project just like anyone from our company.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Nov. 2015 - Oct. 2017
Project summary: 

500Tech built the first version of a web application using AngularJS. The integrated big data from a non-Angular grid, to the version 500Tech developed.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Hod Hasharon, Israel
Hagit Zamir
Director Of Engineering, ThetaRay
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Their technical knowledge, professionalism, and accountability are outstanding. They cared about the project like they were a part of the company. They were willing to take the extra steps necessary to make the project the highest quality it has been. The project manager is still helpful to this day.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

ThetaRay is a five-year-old start-up that specializes in detecting anomalies in big data platforms.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with 500Tech?

The collaboration started around three years ago before I joined ThetaRay. The first challenge was to build a web application that enabled users to view and analyze any anomalies we detected. We had no frontend developers on our team, so the former VP of R&D contacted the founder of 500Tech and they built a team together.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

500Tech fully built the first version of our web application from scratch using AngularJS. Part of the challenge was supporting the investigation of big data, which meant integrating with ag-Grid, a non-Angular grid. It was built by another third-party, and it can support viewing and investigating a lot of data. Another task was developing a graphical canvas that could show graphs of all our entities in an intuitive way.

What is the team composition?

Adam, the founder, was part of the team, and I’ve worked with four people from 500Tech. At most, we had five developers working on the application.

How did you come to work with 500Tech?

I am unsure of how we first started working together.

How much have you invested with them?

At the peak, I believe we were paying between $30,000 and $40,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with 500Tech in November 2015. We ended the collaboration after hiring resources for our own team, less than a year ago in the fall of 2017.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

I have quality issues all the time, but the framework is still running, which means that it was built well. We just migrated it to Angular 5.

How did 500Tech perform from a project management standpoint?

They had an agile approach and we worked remotely from one another. They received guidelines from the UX designer, and gave us feedback from backend developers, regarding the integration with the RESTful API that they were going to expose. During peak times, they were willing to come over to our office, just to make sure that the integration would run faster. Adam also came over to fix some more complex infrastructure issues. He’s also visited us a few months ago for a day, to advise us on some more complex things we needed to do.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their level of technology, professionalism, and accountability is remarkable. There were times when we prevented the backend developers from progressing, but they still pushed everyone and made their own progress, without letting others stop them. They cared about the project just like anyone from our company.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Up until now, we’ve had some bug issues, but I’m not sure whether 500Tech was the cause. Since we don’t have automated unit testing, we encountered too many bugs.

Do you have any advice for future clients of theirs?

They find the right people to work with us, and they teach everyone else on the client’s end how to work, and what the best practices are. I advise clients to learn as much as they can from 500Tech.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Given the other backend integrations we’ve done, but 500Tech did not delay the project.
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Web App Development for Valve Manufacturer

"It was fantastic, and there’s no superlative that could be more precise. We were very pleased." 

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Mar. 2014 - June 2016
Project summary: 

500Tech developed a web-based solution using Ruby on Rails. They went through an iterative process to translate outdated algorithms into an online application that can be used by both employees and customers.

The Reviewer
 
201-500 Employees
 
Kibbutz Dorot, Israel
Gary Weinstein
Application Engineer, Dorot Control Valves
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The application has become a valuable internal tool and is used by customers across the world. 500Tech made a point of responding quickly to inquiries and adjusting their work style to find a comfortable fit. Their professionalism and focus on customer service make them stand out in the industry.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m an application engineer for Dorot Control Valves, an hydraulic control valve manufacturer.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with 500Tech?

We had a requirement for an online application that would allow our customers to place air valves on a pipeline. The application we did have – a plugin into a CAD program similar to AutoCAD – was old and we needed to upgrade it. In fact, there were so many changes we wanted to make that we decided to rewrite it altogether and do it online. This would allow us to track users and offer them valve upgrades and other options.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They had the previous version - we showed them how it worked - but they had to redesign everything from scratch. We had the algorithms for the solution so they translated them into a full-solution application using Ruby on Rails. We had an intensive back and forth process to produce the beta and 1.0 versions, and then proceeded to make tweaks, additions, and revisions, until we produced the final iteration.

What is the team composition?

We worked with as many as four people during the project including their CEO – who was our main contact – and a board member.

How did you come to work with 500Tech?

They were a reference from our CFO who thought they could be the right fit for us. After extensive research on different programming outfits – ranging from freelancers to a full-support team – we went with a boutique firm.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent between $30,000—$35,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked together from March 2014 until June 2016.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We at Dorot use this application on a daily basis – it's not only for our customers – and we’re very pleased with it. The UI is great and the outcome and everything works to our satisfaction. We have users signing in and using it from all over the world.

How did 500Tech perform from a project management standpoint?

It was fantastic, and there’s no superlative that could be more precise. We were very pleased. They were with us, they were attentive, and they were quick to react. Even though we were a difficult company and very far out of their comfort zone – we're a blue-collar company so we're not accustomed to developing software solutions – they were very accommodating and used Trello to manage the project.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They were very professional, attentive, and customer-oriented.

Are there any areas they could improve?

There isn’t anything. We're truly happy with and appreciative of their work.

Any advice for potential customers?

As a general recommendation, you should have a spec very much laid out in detail to minimize the possibility of misunderstandings or incorrect implementation.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They were very attentive, quick to react, and had a very open line of communication. It was a pleasure to work with them.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    I don't think anyone could have done a better job, and we almost know that for a fact.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They were very attentive, quick to react, and had a very open line of communication. It was a pleasure to work with them.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer