Outsourced Web, Mobile & Software Development

About the Code is the US web and mobile development company. We are really proud of our culture which is a mixture of American management style and Ukrainian attitude to work. Here in ATC we believe that our professional project approach and superior quality helped us to deliver 50+ projects already.

Working with companies from all over the world, we’ve found out solid remote cooperation process, based on clear communication, transparency and trust.

Our vision:
We cultivate tolerance and loyalty inside the company. That’s why all the inner processes are clear and appropriate for each team member. We believe that we are one team, one family and we always pay attention when one does something which is really awesome, as it makes a difference for the whole team. We are all @ About the Code share responsibility and code really well that makes us stand out. Through great attitude we create great team, through coding we create great web, mobile and software products.

We are experts in development, customization and integration of complex enterprise-level solutions, advanced web and mobile applications offering a well-balanced blend of tech skills, domain knowledge, hands-on experience, effective methodology.

Want to work with us?

 
$10,000+
 
$25 - $49 / hr
 
50 - 249
 Founded
2010
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San Francisco, CA
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Frontend Development for Tech Investment Company

"They helped us figure out exactly what we needed and where we were struggling before starting the development."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
3.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Aug. - Nov. 2018
Project summary: 

About the Code built the design of a frontend dashboard in React.js. They simplified the code and implemented a framework that is easy to modify and maintain internally.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Fort Worth, Texas
Managing Partner, Tech Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The MVP met all requirements and received positive feedback from stakeholders. About the Code delivered high-quality code and products at great value. Despite ambiguities in a few deadlines, they finished the project in a timely fashion and communicated effectively in daily stand-ups throughout.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am a managing partner and technical specialist at a custom software developer. We provide software solutions to technology startups.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with About the Code?

We engaged About the Code to help design and develop a JavaScript frontend dashboard for a third-party client.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

About the Code helped build a dashboard that provides real-time data of oil and gas fracking sites and equipment. Users can customize logical sites and how they view the data. We brought in About the Code to implement a complex and aesthetically-pleasing design to the dashboard.

About the Code first designed a diagram of the desired system. Once the client then approved of it, they then built the frontend in React.js.

What is the team composition?

We worked with a developer, a project manager, an account manager, and a designer.

How did you come to work with About the Code?

We found them through a recommendation from a colleague that they had done quality work for. We sat down with About the Code and explained our project and needs. They engaged quickly with minimal guidance.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent about $30,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

The project lasted from August–November 2018.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

About the Code simplified the dashboard and made an MVP that is easy for the client to modify and maintain in-house—a vital concern to our client. Their code quality was phenomenal, and I’d call the engagement a huge success.

How did About the Code perform from a project management standpoint?

Their project manager performed well; I have no concerns about their process. About the Code delivered within the time and budget constraints of the project. The team acquired all necessary information and took the initiative in deciding the project’s direction once we brought them in. We communicated with them daily with a 5–15-minute standup where we went over progress and addressed any roadblocks. The meetings took place via phone and involved occasional screensharing as needed. We also tracked progress with Jira, which I found valuable.

What did you find most impressive about them?

I appreciated About The Code's initiative. They helped us figure out exactly what we needed and where we were struggling before starting the development. The team then carried out work using an agile methodology which allowed me to focus on more critical tasks.

Are there any areas they could improve?

On occasion, About the Code missed deadlines, but they are improving their time estimates. There also occasionally were language barrier issues, but they always made sure to bring in the right people to meetings so everyone could understand each other.

Any advice for potential customers?

Meet with them every day. I found it valuable to hand off a task to their team late in the day; they can work on it overnight and then you can pick it up in the morning. Be prepared with project management tools in advance as well.

4.5
Overall Score
  • 3.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They missed deadlines on occasion, but they're working on improving their time estimates.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Development for Outsourcing Company

“They work quickly and provide a level of excellence that exceeds the cost.”

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

About the code provided full frontend development and staff augmentation services for a large project. They adapted to a stack that included AngularJS, Node.js, and Redux and oversaw roughly 20% of the build.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Dallas Metro Area
Client Advisor, Development Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The developer that About the code provided was an excellent match for the project and rated very highly in all testable categories. Their communication and understanding of the project were strong, and they effectively delivered solutions that fit the need.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

Our company assembles software development teams to augment or spearhead projects in the United States. I’m a business development and client advisor.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with About the code?

A client needed one frontend developer to round out a project. I approached a list of potential vendors to fill that gap in their team.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They were responsible for the entire frontend of a fairly massive project. In all, they oversaw about 20% of the project and put in many hours of frontend development in AngularJS, Node.js, and Redux. The client established some of the code before the frontend developer joined the project, so they had to adapt to the environment and the stack.

What is the team composition?

We used one frontend developer for this project.

How did you come to work with About the code?

I met one of their co-founders and have done business with companies in Eastern Europe. The quality of their products is valuable to us, and, based on the resumes we reviewed with our client, we decided to use their resources.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with them in April 2018 and completed the project at the beginning of November 2018.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The developer did an outstanding job. Based on the exit interview the client and I conducted after the project’s completion, not only would we both rehire anyone from About the code, we would highly recommend them to anyone else. They rated very highly in all categories.

How did About the code perform from a project management standpoint?

They were not involved in project management; our client’s project manager oversaw their work. I participated in the majority of scrum calls, where their communication was excellent. They understood the problem and the technology, and were able to effectively convey solutions.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their efficiency and the value of the work they provide stand out. They work quickly and provide a level of excellence that exceeds the cost.

Are there any areas they could improve?

From my experience, I can’t think of anything they should improve.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

They are very professional and very thorough. I would recommend them highly to anyone.

4.5
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