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Algoworks is an awarded mobile app design and development company based out of  Sunnyvale, CA & Noida, India

Since 2006 our team has won various awards and has developed 500+ apps for startups & Fortune 500 companies. We have a team of passionate techies, designers & Business Analyst who take pride in delivering quality products. We follow agile methodology with regular app demos, we can ship your product quickly taking care of everything - design, development, deployment and marketing. 

Feel free to have a quick discussion with our architects to find out best app development strategy and tools for your app development and marketing needs before you sign with us. Contact Us Now. 

We also offer a discovery phase in case your app idea is still at a very basic stage. 

Our mobile development service offerings include:-

  1. Mobile strategy
  2. Ideation, Prototyping and competition analysis
  3. User Interface and Experience
  4. Native and Hybrid mobile app development
  5. Fantasy sports app development
  6. Mobile app Security
  7. Analytics strategy and ASO(App Store Optimization)
  8. DevOps
 
$5,000+
 
$25 - $49 / hr
 
50 - 249
 Founded
2006
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Sunnyvale, CA
headquarters
  • Algoworks
    355 W Olive Ave #204
    Sunnyvale, CA 94086
    United States
    +1.877.284.1028
other locations
  • Algoworks
    A61/B4, Spring Meadows Business Park, Sector 63
    Noida, UP 201307
    India
    +91.120.651.3162

Portfolio

Key clients: 

Coca-Cola, ebay, NDTV imagine, playup, UTV bindas, NORTHSTAR, ProClose,  eduix, SQUAREBALL, Gabbleon, Rondee, ICG Commerce, Rehab Builders, Generis, Euro Blaze, DATA CON, Valuefy, Softbless, DeepValue, Symphony, Exponent Education

Secured Payment Gateway Application

Dealer’s Tablet App allows easy process of credit card transactions during a product sale. The app is electronically managed and offers various pricing plans. It supports safe and secured payment process to cater to the online business needs of e-businesses.

 

Online Shopping Application

Stop And Shop App is an online deals and discounts marketplace for products of all types like home and lifestyle products, fashion and jewellery, books, clothing, electronic accessories, etc. The app comes with features like detailed product information, advanced filtering, secure payment options and much more.

 

Shared Asset Management App

Asset Management App offer its customers an easier way of managing vacation homes, utilities, cars, and other shared assets. The app also allows to maintain a list of inventories and upload relevant documents which can be safely stored and viewed within the application.

 

Dream Sharing Application

DreamShare App is a custom analytics solution which is a great visualization of your dreams. The application registers your dream & therefore you can easily share your priceless dreams. It has a great in-built platform to analyze your dreams based on the information that you have logged in.

Beauty and Salon service booking platform

Beauty And Fashion Services Application is an online beauty salon appointment booking app. It has user intuitive design to help easy browsing of services and advanced filters to help users choose the perfect service provider. On the other hand, the app offers various features for the service providers as well, like, managing appointments, organizing their calendar, viewing client location, etc.

Facility Management App

Facility Management Application offers streamlined management of real estate facilities, assets, and even allow work order management. Developed using Xamarin platform the app can be easily scaled to fit needs of enterprises of all sizes. The app comes with advanced analytics and reporting features, and can be integrated with any Computerized Maintenance Management System.

Online Food Ordering Application

Food Ordering application finds your favourite restaurant in your proximity. Customers can even order directly from restaurant's own website, mobile app or Facebook page using the online table booking/takeaway ordering system. Also, restaurants can update menus, schedules and discounts using a complete restaurant management system. Some other features include filtering food by allergies and personal preferences, allowing simple and flexible ways to pay for services, etc.

Diva Search App

Diva Search is a social plus matrimony mobile app where people can chat and video call and look for potential friend/mate on the basis of their choices. Its location-aware feature lets you to see who’s in your neighborhood so you can connect with the right people. The application also allow users to automatically remove the photos on receivers end.

 

Social Networking platform for real time text and Video chat

Live Video Caller is a compelling WebRTC based video, audio and chat communication app that offers an engaging platform to connect with people across the globe. It offers location-aware feature and has cool  filter search features that allow searching like minded people.

 

Wealth Management App

Financial Training App is a learning app that is designed to teach more smarter ways of trading. The app fetches real-time stocks and commodities data from various market sources and  allows users to buy and sell stocks virtually. The app is equipped with awesome data visualization tools to present data in more user-friendly way.

M-Trending App

Socio is a hyperlocal chatting app that enables users to broadcast their views in the form of messages using text, photos and videos. It is a location based app that fetches your location and showcases the posts of that particular region.

Dotrix App

Enjoy the challenge of linking 3, 4 or more dots on Logic boards. Create a perfect balance by playing offensively and defensively therefore keep polishing your brain before it gets rusted.

Secured Payment Gateway App

Secured Payment Gateway Application, allow customers to easily process credit cards during product sale.

Campus Video Calling App

This WebRTC app is an engaging live video calling app for students, faculty and other school members. It improves on campus communication and day-to-day activity process gets simplified.

Geofence SMS Messaging

Take control of your mobile location with Geofence SMS Messaging App, which helps you to subscribe various location based services and lets you create your own “geo-messages” which you can trigger using your location.

Location Tracking App

Technically equipped scalable Location Tracking Application is a cost effective mobile app which is designed to provide organizations the ability to efficiently track the location of their personnel.

Image Capture App

Image Capture Application allows client to take a photo of paper order form, the Remittance copies and upload it into their Record of Sales directly from their smart device.

Pharaoh's Revenge

Beautifully designed Pharaoh’s Revenge is a unique pattern making game of pyramid which matches the suitable block in order to attain the desired result which throws a great challenge to the players.

CleanoSpecto App

Application CleanoSpecto is a trash-reporting app that allows you to map trash hot-spots in waterways like rivers, streams, ocean etc.

Qualified traits of CleanoSpecto Application:

Public Data Download

PHP Development

Contribution to Clean Environment

Abode Search Application

Abode Search app is a scalable and intuitive real estate app aimed at connecting real state property owners with sellers and renters.
The app has robust, user-friendly, and high performing features like Instant Notifications, Image Capture, Geo-location, Social Searching, and advanced multi-level filters.

PurSale Application

Enterprise Mobility has engulfed the technology market. Various technological and business solutions have simplified the business processes and therefore, reduced lot of efforts in every enterprise. PurSale Application, specifically engineered for one of Algoworks’ esteemed client is a highly sophisticated and customized business application. Featuring relevant pointers and touching the art of precision, the developers at Algoworks, minutely fabricated the application. PurSale application helped client in achieving streamlined sale and purchase process, timely generation of invoice, proper management of invoice thereby building profitable customer relationship.

Locate and Chat

Locate and Chat helps you to stay connected with your friends, families and even with your office colleagues which helps in narrowing the proximity. Using ‘Locate’ ability of such application you can send your location to your friend and therefore can inform him/her about your availability at a particular location. Sending your location to your friend can sometimes be of great help. There can be a chance that you might land up in some problem and sending your location can help the person to track you.

Online Card Playing Application

With high definition graphics, get the real time experience of playing Online Card Game with your friends or even with strangers. Such mind games when played online gives immense pleasure. Online Card Playing App keeps you engaged as you can play even if your friends are not available. Online Card Playing App gives you an advantage of playing card games at your leisure time. This app therefore lets you enjoy card games even in absence of your friend and you need not wait for their spare time.

Red Cross Medical Application

Unlike other medical and health applications, this health application not only allows you to enlist all health related problems but using extensive feature of Red Cross Medical Health Application, now it is quiet easy to create digital records for yourself.

VTalk App

Adopting latest technologies in business has become need of an hour. The technology innovations have brought a surge to the Mobile World. Robust and intuitive mobile apps for varied purposes are being used by many far-sighted and smart entrepreneurs. These businesses are using mobile apps for boosting their business and maximizing revenues.

Localize Chat Application

Video chat and messaging within a small span of time have come a long way and therefore the tools and technologies available for Android have matured from gimmicky to genuinely useful ones. Though there are lot of video calling and chatting mobile apps available in market but few among them deserves the crown for the overall best and well-integrated methodologies exhibited. Having technologies as our forte, Algoworks engineered an amazing Video Chat application for Web, Android and iOS. Localize Chat Application allow users to do video chat from user’s confined area. Localize Chat application help users to do video chat with their friends from defined area of coverage.

CarTalk App

At your fingertips browse, used cars, new cars and bikes. Easy navigable feature allows you to find out everything from prices, accessories, photos, mileage, technical specifications and features of a car in moments. Application even allows users to check out dealers for used and new cars and compare cars which one suits best.

Marketing Automation Application

Studies also reflect that when enterprises use marketing automation software they tend to convert 53% more leads into marketing qualified leads, and report revenue growth on average 3.1% greater than companies which have not implemented a marketing automation platform.

For an esteemed client, Algoworks developed a framework, Marketing Automation Application which automates and scale repetitive marketing tasks and the subsequent analysis of those efforts.

ICam Application

Using extensive set of tools and techniques of ICam application, users can perfectly take their most alluring shots. Retouching effects helps you edit tired eyes, add filters, easily remove wrinkles, adjust skin tones, change background and even reshape your face. ICam application allows you to capture the precious moments with ease and elegance without the hassle and helps you in applying filters afterwards!

Statistics Display App

Algoworks, engineered a scalable mobility solution for its global client which is an awesome statistics display tool. This Statistics Display Application allow dealers to enter in applicable personal sales and customer statistics for eg. hours, calls, demos, sit downs, customers, cash, units to be sent to their supervisors and management. Dealer can view prior days of stats from the app.

Edukids

The easy navigable features makes the application engaging for youngsters. From phonics and maths to science and singing, Kids Learning App keeps your kids engaged and give them a genuine excitement for learning. The content, visual and pictorial representation is appropriate for preschool through second grade kids.

Global Education App

Global Education Application is an online/offline test application wherein the user can complete a test of subscribed products that he/she has purchased from the website. Once the test has been purchased from the website, it is synced to the iPhone and then all the relevant data is saved to the application database so that the test can be performed offline and then it can be synced back to the server.

Navigation Utility App

Navigation Utility App will capture your memorable and interesting moment while you are driving and will save for future. You can save these clips using cloud services and can view later online. Another unique feature of this application is that it store the video/clip if your car/vehicle meets with a collision.

Salient Points

  • Get navigational path on unknown roads.
  • Helps you in capturing the interesting moments which you cannot while you are driving.
  • Check videos online using cloud services.
  • Save clips of various bandwidths.
  • Dropbox integration where you can save the video now in your personalized Dropbox.
  • Auto focus for recording.
  • Delete the older videos or the unused saved videos.

Learner Planner App

Learner and Planner App is a well-organized, easily navigable and powerful application which incorporates valuable information for students. With an idea of spreading education to nook and corner of world and enriching learning roots by the process of digitizing, a globally acclaimed establishment approached Algoworks Technologies for helping them out.

Reporting and Dashboard App

The client was a leading supply chain planning and optimizing solution provider. Some of the solutions and facilities which the client was offering were Demand Planning & Forecasting, Inventory Optimization,Sales Inventory and Operations Planning ,Replenishment Optimization. Understanding the requirement of client, Algoworks offered its client a fool-proof reporting and dashboard application which magnifies the essentials input which were fetched from back-end server. As the values, variables and inputs were very crucial, therefore team of professionals at Algoworks maintained complete confidentiality and ensured that optimal accuracy is maintained at all levels.

SMW (Smart mobile workforce) app for an elevator servicing company

Tech heads at Algoworks have engineered Elevator Inspection Application for its client which is an amazing inspection application and solves many paper oriented problems and manual data entry errors and delays. It saves a lot of time, effort and money therefore increases efficiency of field collectors and on-site workers.

Loyalty Mobility Program Application

Survey speaks that two-thirds of U.S consumers owns at least two loyalty cards with grocery stores, foodie bays, utility payment stores. Customers are delighted when they are recognized. Carrying plastic cards is cumbersome process. Loyalty Mobility Program App is one such smart reward program app which offers you best fit rewards every time. On loyalty cards, customers receive good discounts on marked items which in turn help stores which items is popular amongst their loyal customers.

Field Inspection Application

Algoworks have developed a Field Inspection Application for its client which helped them in unleashing the full potential of their workforce and field executives.The way things are moving today, you may end up spending more than half of your time on paperwork which includes documentation, staffing assignments, reminders, tracking plans, reports and maintaining attendance. For streamlining client’s business processes our technical engineers developed Field Inspection Application which automated their field inspection process thereby reducing much of their paperwork and ensuring smooth continuity of work. This application is aligned to specific challenges which the client faced.

Loyalty Mobility Program Application

Survey speaks that two-thirds of U.S consumers own at least two loyalty cards with grocery stores, foodie bays, utility payment stores. Customers are delighted when they are recognized. Carrying plastic cards is the cumbersome process.Loyalty Mobility Program App is one such smart reward program app which offers you best-fit rewards every time. On loyalty cards, customers receive good discounts on marked items which in turn help stores to identify which items is popular amongst their loyal customers. Is your business yet aligned with Mobile Loyalty Programs?

Online Recruitment Application

Online Recruitment Application is an online job portal on your smartphones which allows easy searching of jobs enlisted in Canada and its nearby location. This application also ensures easy access to job seekers where they can easily find the desired job in their location. Therefore, easy job posting, receiving of resume, immediate screening altogether speeds up the recruitment process. Online Recruitment mobile apps make filtering process, managing contacts and workflow very easy and fast.

Kids Learning App

We know kids don’t like cramming books and learning hefty tutorials. Rather they love learning while playing. It is the best way to improve the learning skills of your kid. Learning while playing is fun both for kids and adults. Psychologists say that picture representations improve kids’ learning abilities and memory. Kids Learning App is one such joyful mobile application which educate and entertain your young learners for long hours. The application gives kids an excitement as they come across colorful patterns of questions.The colors and figures attract kids which relive their excitement of learning and keeps them going. From phonics to maths, from science to singing, Kids Learning App keeps your kids engaged and give them a genuine pleasure for learning. The content, visual and pictorial representation is appropriate for preschool through second-grade kids.

The Dodgebox Game

Algoworks developed a gaming application for kids and adults for a global software consulting firm. The Dodgebox Game is a fun simulation application which can be played in offline mode. The game keeps you engaged as it tests your stamina and patience level. Escape the walls, escape the box and move your fingers fast. Also, post your score on Facebook and play the game with your friends and invite competition.

Music Animal Application

Application Music Animal can be of great help for such parents. Music Animal is such an amazing educational tool available. Not only kids enjoy playing ‘quiz games’ but adults also benefit from taking these picture quizzes and have lots of fun! Application Music Animal help children in recognizing images of various domestic and wild species. Children learn to recognize animals from their images and get aware of other new facts about animals. Forget spending lot on books and encyclopedia, rather learn while you play.

Phone Location Tracking Application

This Phone Location Tracking Application is one such amazing location based application which identifies the location of incoming and outgoing calls and your Phone Book contacts. The moment you get an incoming call from an unknown caller you get perturbed about this fake caller. This Tracking Application allows you to check the callers geographical location with country/state/city code.The same can be helpful while you are making a call. You as a caller can also get to know the geographical location of the person you are dialing to. The application also displays the last communication record with that phone number. This application also allows you to browse your phonebook which can be sorted with geographical location of your contacts.

ShopHub App

For one of our distinguished client who holds a retail incorporation, team of technocrats engineered an online mobile shopping application which simplifies the concept of shopping. Based on the location, users can search the nearby shopping stores and can choose their relevant areas of shopping. Technically equipped, ShopHub application saves much of your time, trips and money. Shopping is now quite easy and quick. With the later version of this application you can be a reward earner for being an avid shopper and therefore allows you to join forces with other savvy shoppers to find the best price for anything you can find under the sun.

ArchGuide App

To establish a trusting relationship between the customer and sales representative, Algoworks Technologies engineered a scalable and robust mobile application ArchGuide which is a comprehensive guide of construction material being used by construction companies. This consolidated mobile application is of great use for sales representatives as they find it easy to showcase their company’s material used at various places. To mega scale the projects of construction industry, this application uses new technologies and deploying real time project management strategies brings revolutionary changes altogether in the system.

Chatting Monitoring App

The concept of chatting has become contagious. Kids are seen chatting in subway trains, at the trains, at the restaurants, even in the malls and buses too. In most of the cases even the adults are not spared.

Various chatting applications like Viber, WhatsApp, iMessage have become viral among the kids. At this point of time, chat monitoring applications has become a necessity to keep a record of your child’s digital life and know if all is going fine.

IMBox Application

Streaming video is in air! Carrying bulky laptops for watching has never been a good idea. Algoworks Technologies fabricated an alluring and innovative video streaming application for one of its world-class client. For on-the go users nothing beats the video streaming mobile application IMBox. You can easily watch, play, share live applications on iOS, Android and Windows phone.

Ambulance Inspection Application

Ambulance Inspection App aims at offering transparent and specialized inspection process throughout the ambulances in England. This application fosters completion of clean audit process of hospitals. The application requires field executives to visit the location, investigate vigilantly, collect the complete data, make evaluations and return back with the necessary findings and investigations. This was one of our valuable accomplishment thereby going paperless with mobile inspection application form on various mobility platforms.

Video Surveillance App

In this busy routine it is very difficult to keep a track of each and everything. Something is ought to be miss out. Taking security and safety as primary concern, Algoworks developed a video application for one of its leading cloud video surveillance service provider. Video Surveillance Application serves a great purpose and takes security to the next level. Application allows users to watch 24/7 real-time feed of their property and assets on their smartphones or tablets. Application also provides the provision of keeping an eye over children or elderly parents at home through live video feed on smartphones and tablets.

Pop Culture Game

A-Game foster social interaction and you stay connected with outside world. Algoworks Technologies for one of its elite client engineered a fabulous and user engaging gaming application, Pop Culture Challenge Game. It has world class features and the game is highly challenging. Though there are vast range of games available on web, but Pop Culture Challenge beholds such flashy and eye catchy attributes which insist gamers to get their hands on it. Pop Culture Challenge is devised to relieve you from boredom.

Hyperlocal application for an ecommerce platform

Considering the demand of retail market, Algoworks developed an application Zopper which is a leading online shopping companion and price comparison app for user reviews, expert reviews, consumer ratings and price comparison in India. With this application shoppers can check how in-stores prices stack up. Shoppers can compare the prices of the product and can actually make a good deal. While standing in front of shelf, there is no need to phone a friend frantically to make sure that you are shopping perfectly.

SAGE CRM ON MOBILE

For a UK based client our team of experts at Algoworks, have offered a Sage CRM solution on Mobile which is a secured framework. This business solution has helped the client in enhancing business productivity of an entire organization. Sage CRM on Mobile is a highly customizable application for your Sales Professionals. Having relevant fields like opportunities and leads allow Sales Executives to channelize and manage their customers in pipeline. Sage CRM on Mobile benefits them by helping with new acquisition of client on the mobile, close sales deal faster and therefore building more profitable relationship with customers.

MeCam App

Application MeCam is a customized Application which can be customized for various organizations like schools, colleges, hospitals, medical care centers, learning institutions, product manufacturing enterprises and many more. Completely customized application for each domain, allow users to interact using audio call, video call, chatting and other communication mediums.

Online Poker Game

We all love gaming and you can’t hold yourself back when it comes to playing Online Poker Game. Clearly strategized and creatively designed the Online Poker Game is an exciting piece of entertainment for people having leisure time. Online Poker game keeps you engaged as the game is specifically designed keeping in various winning and betting conditions. Online Poker Game allows you to enjoy gaming with friends and strangers.

Location Sharing Application

Here we have Location Sharing App for you. Take control of your mobile location with Location Sharing App, which helps you to subscribe various location based services and lets you create your own “geo-messages” which you can trigger using your location.

Taxi Hiring Application

Taxi Hiring mobile applications are helpful for both the end user as well as the enterprises. Having such applications on your smartphone allows you to find and book a taxi which picks you up at your doorstep. Instead of waiting for long hours to get the vehicle at your location, you simply have to download such GPS enabled applications on your smartphone and the taxi app does most of that for you. Taxi hiring applications simply notifies the nearest free taxi in the vicinity of your presence and allows you to book the same to pick you up using your location.You do not have to bother about giving directions to the drivers as well.

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Android Mobile App Dev for Property Management Software

“Their build-test-release workflow has improved our end-user beta testing.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Feb. 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Algoworks built a native Android app that allows apartment owners and field personnel to respond to resident requests. The team continues to enhance the UX of both app versions.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Raleigh, North Carolina
Jeff Wohlschlegel
Co-Founder & CPO, ServusConnect, Inc.
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Algoworks stands out because of their commitment to quality, which is evident in their stringent QA process. Other highlights include flexible payment terms, organized project management, and a streamlined onboarding process.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

ServusConnect is a mobile maintenance application for multi-family apartment owners and operators, allowing them to streamline service-based operations. I am the chief product officer of the company. In the past, I’ve made technical decisions for outsourced projects.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Algoworks?

Initially, we were looking for a supplier who could develop our Android application. The iOS version had been done by another technology partner, but we were looking for a new company with competitive market rates. 

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Algoworks took a decent amount of time understanding our needs, our product, and our market. They developed a native Android app to accompany our initial iOS app, which has been successfully delivered to the Google Play store. They continue to develop and release new features and user experience improvements for both apps.

The app integrates with large property management software applications that utilize paper-based workflows. It then transmits digital work orders into the hands of maintenance teams and vendors.

Our app targets field technicians who respond to resident requests. Using the app, they can interact with requests as they come in. After visiting a unit and making repairs, they can describe what they did and mark them “complete” on our app. Aside from being a messaging solution, the app can also take photos and record videos.

The primary feature that stood out was the push notifications environment for Android. They worked with us to set it up. Using the wireframing capabilities of the design and coding team, they built an interface as close to the design as we had hoped.

How did you come to work with Algoworks?

In the middle of 2016, they reached out to us as a cold marketing sales contact. We then followed up with them and a couple of other firms. Algoworks was familiar with our product, having done work for other facilities management customers in the past. This gave us confidence that they knew the business workflow and understood the scope of what we were dealing with. They were also forthcoming with references, which confirmed that we were on the right path.

How much have you invested with them?

So far, we’ve spent around $10,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in February 2017. They continue to develop additional capabilities to improve user experience and functionality.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The quality of their work stands out—they send products only after they’ve done initial QA [quality assurance] testing. They have a stringent process for all the new features or code builds. I don’t know the industry numbers, but they are correct on the first try 80% of the time. As a result, our users are extremely pleased with the responsiveness and speed of the Android app.

How did Algoworks perform from a project management standpoint?

They’re above average in this respect. Their sales team spent time understanding our needs before providing an initial offer. After the sales process, the team onboarding was seamless. Algoworks assigned a project manager who organized the team and the kick-off meetings. He understood the scope of the work and collaborated with the key contact in our group, making sure we were meeting goals. They went over all of the design documents and reviewed our needs and wants. After making a formal statement of work, we kicked off the project.

The project manager continues to be effective in making key decisions in our favor. If there are any misalignments, we can get them back on track quickly. They are understanding and reasonable in working through some of those misalignments. We use Slack as a primary communication tool, which I highly recommend for any engagement. We also use Asana for tracking bugs and communicating feature success.

What did you find most impressive about them?

The offset of work hours can be seen as a disadvantage, but, for me, it is the opposite. I haven’t worked with offshore development firms too much, but I like waking up in the morning and seeing work ready for testing. It’s great to have the opportunity to provide feedback in time for the start of their day.

Are there any areas they could improve?

The project manager should communicate daily with the team leader so that they won’t be surprised by any questions. If we say that something’s wrong, they should be knowledgeable about the potential issues or gaps. Once we engaged with Algoworks, they came up to speed quickly.

Do you have any advice for future clients of theirs?

It is important to include as much detail as possible in your statement of work to ensure that both parties meet expectations, especially for timing and deliverables. This goes both ways. Make sure to have internal resources to support development since timely testing and feedback is essential in keeping your project on track. Having a shared bug tracking system is key to effective and timely resolution.

5.0
Overall Score They’re doing a great job. They have a lot of experience to share regarding mobile app development.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They were able to begin the initial sprint within a week of accepting the statement of work.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Their pricing is in line with expectations. In addition, they are very flexible with payment terms.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Their build-test-release workflow has improved our end-user beta testing.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I would highly recommend giving them an opportunity to review your project.

Software Dev Auxiliary Team for Tech Services Company

"The resources were absolutely committed, and not afraid to learn new things."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Mar. - Nov. 2015
Project summary: 

Algoworks augmented a technology services company during complex, intense software development projects. They provided and acquired resources to assist with a variety of technologies.

The Reviewer
 
11- 50 Employees
 
India
Ashish Aggarwal
CEO, ANDD Techservices Inc.
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Assistance from Algoworks helped the company deliver challenging projects and maintain profitable corporate relationships. The agency earned praise for their outstanding talent pool, their enthusiasm for learning new technologies, and their commitment to providing reliable, high-quality service.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am the CEO and director of a technology services company based out of the U.S. and India.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Algoworks?

We have many U.S. customers, including utility companies, and the biggest challenge I’ve found is around the technologies used. They are specific skills which are hard to find, and I’ve generally relied on Algoworks for it.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Algoworks has provided software development. The esoteric work I’ve mentioned is related to the development of mainframe applications. I have generally ended up taking Algoworks’ help, since their resources are sharp and committed.

My biggest goal was to obtain the most capable and quick-learning resources. These kinds of projects had tight deadlines, and there was no ramp-up time in terms of skillsets.

Our customer was a utility company based out of Texas, with a huge transformation going on, by which they were converting their mainframe applications into web-based ones. It was a very specific process, and they asked for a team of people who could help them at a very low cost compared to the resources generally available on the market. I contacted Algoworks and asked if they had any skills in that particular area. They didn’t (and no one else had those skills, actually), but they did assure me that they would be able to quickly ramp up by putting some resources on the project who could learn the technology fast. Algoworks delivered on that promise, committing themselves and delivering the six-month project in time. They were brought in very early in the lifecycle of the development.

What is the team dynamic?

The peak size of the team was four people. Across the overall duration of the project, there were always two full-time resources onboard. Algoworks let me interview the developers.

During the most critical phase of the project, we spoke daily. After four weeks or so, our call frequency went down to once a week.

How did you come to work with Algoworks?

The process was difficult, despite the general market perception that it’s easy to find resources of almost any kind.

I did try other vendor partners, around three or four, but everyone told me they did not have any capabilities for my specific skillset requirements, and weren’t interested in learning the technology. It’s not widely-used, and very few companies handle conversions from mainframe to web applications. There wasn’t enough incentive for other vendors to train their people on a skill for which it would be hard for them to find other projects.

I’ve worked with other vendors in the past, but I’ve found some very bright resources on Algoworks’ team. The efficiency of a technology services company is measured by how good the resources they bring to the table are, and how easily they can pick up new technologies. Algoworks has done a fantastic job there.

How much have you invested with them?

The engagement had a cost of $100,000 for six months of work.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with Algoworks two-and-a-half years ago, around March 2015. It went on for six or seven months, until October or November of that year.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Once we were able to deliver results for a very difficult project, the customer continued to assign me difficult work. The relationship continues, so, to that effect, Algoworks made a very positive impression. I’ve gotten continued business in different technology areas, and the establishment of that relationship happened largely because of Algoworks’ contributions.

How did Algoworks perform from a project management standpoint?

There wasn’t too much involvement from their side in terms of project management. Algoworks was really supplying resources, so the management was done on the customer’s side. All they wanted were some good, committed resources.

What did you find most impressive about them?

The resources were absolutely committed, and not afraid to learn new things. There were no moments when they said something was difficult, or that there was no value in learning it. Algoworks was committed to the tasks and the learning process.

Are there any areas they could improve?

The resources working for me were probably new to working with international customers. There was additional learning required early in the project, but, after four or six weeks, they were fine.

Do you have any advice for future clients of theirs?

Algoworks is a young team of around 200 people. They can bring a lot of energy to the table, the average age range being 23-35 years. If the client is looking for this kind of youthful energy, and is not afraid to give a chance to someone who wants to learn, they should go for it.

5.0
Overall Score For the time, quality, drive, energy, and youth of the team. There are a couple of minor issues, but Algoworks has a complete package.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    I would have probably paid more, but was not able to find anyone willing to work on this project. The kind of value Algoworks brought was good.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They delivered on time and with good quality, which were the two most important factors.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I do this all the time.

Web & Mobile Dev for Utilities Consumption App

"They held their schedule and their cost. It was a very positive experience."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Jun. 2016 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Algoworks developed the backend web system for a complex iOT product. They also developed an accompanying website and mobile app. They were relied on for the backbone of the system.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
San Francisco Bay Area
President, Nudge Systems
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Algoworks did an excellent job developing the core backend of the system. They were flexible with changes and caught and fixed bugs quickly. Their work had a low bug rate and Algoworks communicated well. 

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

Our company is called Nudge Systems, a startup focused on home automation. We are developing products that measure utility's consumption and give that information to the user so the user can take action. The user can know where, when and how they are using the utilities.

This includes electricity, gas, and water. It provides real-time data for the user. Our goal is to increase user awareness of utility consumption to promote conservation and reduce costs that can occur when people overuse utilities. Ana Pedreiro is our company President and I'm one of the owners.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Algoworks?

There is a piece of hardware that has a sensor that has to sense the utilities. And then there is the business of the data collection. There are the algorithms that go with that and where Algoworks came in is the entire piece related to a back-end server, web site development, and the app. These are very critical elements, it's the backbone of this product and making the information available to the user.

Our product is a standalone product. It does work without any tie-ins. It has a sensor that sends the data to a five-inch display unit that has a hub that connects to the Wifi.

The power of the product gets amplified tenfold when you can upload that data to the back-end server allowing the user to access more sophisticated analytics through the website and to the real-time data on his or her smart phone.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Algoworks developed our back-end server capabilities, website, and smartphone app. We defined the requirements that they needed to meet. They did very well on that. They developed our website, which we haven't launched because our company is still in stealth mode. We currently have a placeholder version of the website that only describes the product in very generic terms.

The mobile app was on iOS and Android. They also did some design for the user interface. They had a lot of good design suggestions although my team did much of the graphic design. 

I want to emphasize that this is a real-time data measurement system. Data is being collected every second and being transmitted to the hub every ten seconds. So the users get data updates every ten seconds. The system has to work reliably through the servers and it works very well now.

How did you come to work with Algoworks?

Our company President, Ana Pedreiro, identified them as one of the companies to bid on our project. I'm an engineer and product manager so I am used to defining requirements to get a request for a quote. On the back-end server, website, and app I developed the scope of work.

We went through a solicitation in two phases. Eight companies bid on the project. The first phase was fact-finding through phone call conversations and emails to help us refine the request for quote.

The second phase included a detailed statement of work and requirements including, technical performance, schedule and user-acceptance testing. We were pleased with Algoworks right away because of their response and understanding of the project.

Our selection criteria included performance, cost, schedule, programmatics, and past experience. Algoworks had developed a product that dealt with real-time data acquisition and making that available to the user. So they demonstrated relevant experience and gave us confidence they had the required capability and experience we were looking for.

We went through that process and we were down to seven bidder firms, including both US-based and overseas companies that had very competitive low-cost bids. Ultimately, they scored higher in our bid selection criteria and won the contract.

How much have you invested with Algoworks?

The cost is confidential. The Algoworks' team is five to six people that have been working part-time for about a year. The value of their work is very high.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with them in September 2016. We are still working with them currently.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any evidence that would demonstrate the productivity, quality of work, or the impact of the engagement?

Of all the aspects of our project, which includes mechanical design, electronics design, algorithm and firmware development, the software/IT development by Algoworks was the element with the strongest performance.

Their work on the backend server, website and smartphone was excellent and met performance requirements. I wish all of the other areas had gone as well as Algowork's piece. It was by far the best part of our product development.

It's not that we didn't have problems or challenges adding specific API tie-ins. There were technical challenges with the Wifi and data analytics. There were a number of different challenges but Algoworks was competent dealing with those.

They held their schedule and their cost. It was a very positive experience. Full system testing started in December 2016 and we found a number of defects that Algoworks was quick to fix. I don't have a quantitative metric but our experience was excellent. The number of defects was relatively small for such a complex project and their response was quick and effective.

How did Algoworks perform from a project management standpoint?

They performed very well. Their development team is in India, which is 12.5 hours ahead of us in California (PST). They were able to accommodate our business hours and were extremely competent and responsive. They are also very proactive with advice since I'm not an expert in this field.

We relied on them for recommendations on platform and technologies. They were able to answer all of these questions and make suggestions guiding key project decisions. They helped us with cost models because as the user base grows, we needed to estimate infrastructure costs.

They set up a workshare environment (Basecamp) that they normally use for projects. We had weekly meetings for one hour. It was our regular status standup meeting and we used GoToMeeting for that.

We also used Skype calls as needed. They had a graphical user interface designer that helped us with the interface for web and mobile. They have a back-end server person and a dedicated project manager so we could go to one person, which was extremely helpful. They also had a web designer.

What did you find most impressive about Algoworks?

I found them to be very knowledgeable in the technology. I don't know that that's unique to them. I'm sure that are other companies that do that. I found them to be very responsive.

The process that they use to gather the requirements to make sure that they understood the requirements seemed unique. I had laid out requirements in the RFQ and discussed that with them before they actually start executing.

I asked for milestone payments as opposed to schedule-driven payments. They identified and recommended milestones that were meaningful in terms of work accomplished and product features.

Their willingness to accommodate our specific needs was great. It's not easy to have a team that is across the world. I was worried about this issue and it wasn't trivial. Their willingness to work around that was very helpful. I think others could do it too but Algoworks did it well.

Are there any areas Algoworks could improve?

Our company President had very specific ideas of the look and feel we wanted for the web design. There were some aspects that weren't quite correct. Their work was close enough but not perfect. They could probably handle the process of getting design inputs from the client a little better. For example, they could set up a working session to go over design details.

Do you have any advice or suggestions for other clients to be successful when working with Algoworks?

Know and spell out your requirements in advance. Make sure that Algoworks understands what you need. Anyone who does this will be pleased. They are competent and want to do the right thing.

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
    Very likely.

Activiti BPM Dev for Industrial Automation Company

“Algoworks has well-defined practices that they’re able to stick to during development.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Mar. 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Algoworks developed the backend database and web-based frontend of a full-stack BPM solution on Activiti. Their solution is integrated into a cloud-based infrastructure.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Colombia
Luis Bravo
Co-Founder, IBISA
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Their broad expertise and ability to deliver exactly what was promised are both impressive. Rigorous internal processes and exceptional project management helped create a solution that’s operating well in testing environments. They were also proactive in providing prompt execution.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the CTO of IBISA, a startup founded by the Colombian industrial automation company Omnicom. We operate in Colombia, and we have over 100 employees who provide solutions that leverage digital transformation initiatives in industrial companies. Our products materialize the promise of a new Industrial Revolution based on emerging information technologies.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Algoworks?

We were trying to find a company capable of implementing workflows into our technology. They needed to be able to define a reference architecture and design based on the best available technologies.

Industrial companies are used to deploying information solutions on the factory floor that have been used for a long time. Many of the problems that exist in the IT space exist outside of it, including a lack of business solutions that allow for more control in areas like finance and procurement. This represented a great opportunity to model and manage industrial operations, and also provided a different dimension to the data captured in an industrial facility. We refer to this as operational context.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Algoworks helped us during the first discovery and architecture processes, including the formal engineering design of the support solution on Activiti. The second stage involved the materialization of the created design, for which they provided engineering services for implementation.

They integrated the Activiti component into the IBISA cloud-based infrastructure, which provides business processes with both workflow management and execution features. They created the backend database and the web-based frontend, offering a full-stack solution.  

The scope of the solution, along with the different pieces it consists of, were fairly defined. With their help, we went from conception to deployment of the final solution.

How did you come to work with Algoworks?

We looked online for a company with experience integrating Activiti solutions. We contacted Algoworks because we saw that they had vast experience with Activiti, which is what we wanted to use for the IBISA Process.

How much have you invested with them?

We have invested $25,000–$30,000 so far.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with them in March 2017, and the project was finished in September 2017. We are currently working with them on a separate project.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Their technical expertise allowed us to complement our IBISA toolkit with a world-class workflow solution. They completed the work on schedule, and delivered exactly what was promised. We were not charged extra for the additional deliverables, which was good for us.

We haven’t released the solution, but it is pending. Once the product is readily available for all users to test, we will have more information regarding quality aspects. At the moment, it’s working well in our testing environments, and it meets the quality we expected.

How did Algoworks perform from a project management standpoint?

They know their methodologies well and have followed internal processes. It’s quite challenging to manage software construction, but Algoworks has well-defined practices that they’re able to stick to during development. They know how to properly apply project management practices to deliver what is expected.

We normally communicated through Slack, but we also had bi-weekly phone meetings.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They assign appropriate resources to the right tasks, and their staff has the qualifications to help us solve the challenges we’ve encountered. They have a proactive approach and provide a lot of feedback in meetings, which allows for a more realistic product scope aligned with our expectations.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No. They’ve done a good job.

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

Web Development for Mental Health Counseling Non-Profit

"The service that they delivered was beyond my expectations."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
May - Aug. 2017
Project summary: 

Algoworks provided web development and design for a site that serves members of a healthcare association. They built a directory and blog, integrated add-ons, and set up communication channels.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Georgetown, Delaware
Matthew Turley
Board President, Delaware Professional Counselors Association
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Initial feedback from association members was enthusiastic. The team from Algoworks thoroughly researched the group's needs and goals in order to build a useful, accessible platform. Their timely deliveries, excellent communication, and obliging customer service moved the project forward smoothly. 

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am the president of the board of the Delaware Professional Counselors Association, a statewide nonprofit association.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Algoworks?

When I first became president, we had an inefficient and ineffective website. We were also having difficulties with the person who created the site. We needed someone to completely redevelop the site from scratch, using some of the graphics and images from our old site.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We use the Go Daddy platform, Amazon AWS, SendGrid, and Stripe for our site. Algoworks also assisted in importing add-ons to the site. Anyone can access the website, but it is primarily built for the board and members of the Delaware Professional Counselors Association. Users can seek out a directory of other members, apply for membership, register for trainings, communicate, and post blogs. The site is used as an information source for members.

How did you come to work with Algoworks?

I had a local intermediary that previously worked with Algoworks and connected me with them. I did not look at any other companies because I trusted the recommendation. 

How much have you invested with them?

Less than $10,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in May 2017. Our current engagement ended in August, but I plan to continue to work them on future projects.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

I have not launched the website, but I will be soon. I have shared the site with my fellow board members and they are very pleased.

Algoworks has been excellent. They were very responsive, timely, and kept all scheduled meetings. They educated themselves on what I do and what I needed so they could fully understand how they could benefit my organization.  

How did Algoworks perform from a project management standpoint?

Sohrab [Sohrab Pawar, Project Manager] was the head of our project. Sohrab got background details from me and asked what I was looking for, then we had a face to face telemeeting where he asked me specific questions about the purpose of the site, who we were hoping to serve, and essential functions within the site. Then, he connected me with one of his developers. Sohrab, the developer, and I had telemeetings every two weeks to chart out the progress of the project.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their customer service; they are experts and very pleasant to work with. They educated themselves on what I do and what mental health counselors do, as our website benefits mental health counselors. That was very impressive and will be a reason why I would work with them again. They also gave me suggestions and recommendations to improve our site and improve on our ideas. The work they did to educate themselves and understand me really stood out.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No; I have no complaints or concerns.

5.0
Overall Score All project deadlines were met. They were very courteous and professional. They educated me and actively involved me every step on the way.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    All project details were completed in line with the proposed dates.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They provided a service that would be much higher elsewhere. I came to them with a budget and needs, and they recognized that we are a non-profit. They offered us more than the typical customer.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    The service that they delivered was beyond my expectations.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I feel very strongly that they would treat anyone I recommended with the same courtesy and expertise that they treated me.

Mobile Dev for Local Business Promotion App

"I liked that I could talk to Algoworks pretty much any day of the week."

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

Algoworks developed iOS and Android apps for a social site promoting local business. They led all research, branding, UX, UI, and worked alongside the company founder to brand the app.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
Tom Archino
CEO, Can I Just Say It?
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Algoworks is highly responsive and sticks to timelines. Feedback and iterations don’t delay major milestones. They understand ultimate goals well, deliver what’s expected, and build relationships with their clients.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

My company is called Can I Just Say It, and it’s a local media company. It’s about promoting local business and local people through a social media platform. We’re located in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. I’m the founder and sole employee.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Algoworks?

I was trying to build a mobile app. I had built a social site for the computer, but I needed an app. I had talked to several different companies in the U.S. and they were really expensive, so my need was to find somebody who could do the work for cheaper.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They provided really all the services. Once I finally determined that they were going to do the work, they did a discovery and then created an example of what they would probably do. They broke it down, laid it out, talked about the hours and how many people would be involved in each part of the build.

In terms of what the app does, Facebook is pretty much the benchmark for social media, but I felt like Facebook didn’t promote local business very well. We discussed it and they came up with a slider. So you can do a post on the site, just a regular post, or you can post it to a group. We created 10 groups, so you can always find a place to post something. There’s nothing political on there, though. We built in a button called Local Post, and when you click that button, a slider pops up and we determine how many miles you want the post to go out. If you’re a restaurant and you’re doing a BOGO deal on pizzas or something, you can just target people in just a five-mile radius of the restaurant. And then anybody in a five-mile radius of the group that it’s posted in will be the only ones that see it. It really creates a local feel.

We also created a button that lets you set the slider to only show you things that are going on within a five-mile radius of your location. It allows you to get the local feel of what’s going on if you travel somewhere new.

Algoworks provided five resources for the project, and I communicated mostly with the project manager. His name was Saurabh. But we would have a Skype conference call every Wednesday and usually, the whole team would be there. Actually, I guess there were more than five people on the team. There were three girls and four guys, so it must have been seven at some points. We built the app for both iOS and Android.

How did you come to work with Algoworks?

It was just a crapshoot. I posted it on Upwork and I probably had 100 people let me know that they knew exactly what I wanted, so I just picked somebody. I picked three or four people, and through the conversations, texting, figuring out how much they bugged me, I decided to pick a guy and he put me in touch with Algoworks. I don’t know if I picked Algoworks or if I picked a guy who does freelance for Algoworks. I don’t know how that goes. I think there are people out there that claim to do work but they actually have a team.

How much have you invested with Algoworks?

I spent $12,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

It was probably around December of 2016. It was only going to take 10 weeks. I think it took a little longer than that. It was mostly finished by February, but we added some changes. It wasn’t like they were slow. The app is launched, and we’re putting in one more change, one more update, and then I won’t be finished working with them but I need to take a break. I need to save up some more money before we do anything else.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any evidence that would demonstrate the productivity, quality of work, or the impact of the engagement?

It’s only been live about a week and a half, so I don’t have market results. When this last button that we’re doing is put in and finished, it’ll be ready to show to investors. Anybody that I show the app to thinks it's terrific. The problem is that you’re up against Facebook, and everybody will tell you they hate Facebook, but they’re all on it. It’s hard to get someone to switch over, but whatever. It’ll happen slowly or it won’t happen at all, but none of that will be Algoworks’ fault. They did a great job. The app looks good; it’s clean, it’s smooth. Everything is terrific.

How did Algoworks perform from a project management standpoint?

For the most part, I let them do what they came up with and then I would offer feedback. It’s not an easy process. But for the most part, they were open to critiques and suggestions. For the most part, I let them design it, and then when it came to font size and bolding the text or something like that, those were the changes that I made. My whole thing was that it just needed to be easy, and some of the things they did in the beginning weren’t easy, but then we made the changes and it got better.

They used Basecamp, which was pretty cool, and that kept me involved every day. They posted everything they were doing, who was working on it, and any questions they had for me. I downloaded the app as well, so it was a direct connection to them. It was my first time doing it, but I thought it was a great experience.

They performed great. If there were any challenges, it was that they’re in India. But the reality was that Saurabh, who was the leader, was awesome. I could call him anytime. We ended up becoming friends and speaking quite a bit throughout the week. He would always take my call; I could always text him or something. It was great. I don’t know if that’s how they usually are, but I thought it was awesome. Very smooth; no complaints. It was great.

I had worked with another company when I built the initial site. My experience with them was not great, and one of my problems with that company was that we would meet once a month and a month later there would be parts I didn’t like and they’d spend the next month fixing it, and it was just horrible. I liked that I could talk to Algoworks pretty much any day of the week. And Basecamp was always sending me updates, too.

What did you find most impressive about Algoworks?

I can’t compare them to anybody that I’ve dealt with like this, but I will say that for a situation where I’m giving out a lot of money, especially overseas, they were awesome. I don’t know if that’s how they are with every client, but Saurabh, the team lead, was very cool about it. He walked me through everything. I just had a terrific experience. I wish I had more money; I’d build something else. I mean, I’m actually going to try and create an app-building company here in Delaware and use them as the team to do the work. In fact, we’ve had a couple of try-out clients. I like those guys so much and I like what they do so much that I definitely want to do more work with them.

Are there any areas Algoworks could improve?

No.

5.0
Overall Score They had a lot of back and forth through email and phone, and they did a great job for the money. I know it’s a drop in the bucket for some, but for me, it’s a lot. It was money well-spent.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    - I think they stayed on time. I didn’t particularly pay attention to the time. I know they worked hard. They kept me up to date.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    It’s hard to be fair because I’ve never dealt with another company in India, but I thought the price was fair. It allowed me to do it. They made it manageable. We did it over three or four payments, and I think they did some work without even charging me.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    From the start to the end, they did great work. They were open to suggestions and conversation about things, whether I liked it or not.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I would have no problem referring them.

Consulting & Dev Services for SME Financing Platform

"The design … had a positive impact on the business, and we are happy with their service."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Dec. 2016 - Feb. 2017
Project summary: 

Algoworks integrated new pages and features into an existing website to reflect a new venture. Using HTML, Wordpress, and UserPro, Algoworks made sure the site was a cohesive whole.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Utrecht, Netherlands
Ignacio Garcia
Managing Director, Tailwind Crowd
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Algoworks met all specifications while maintaining constant communication across time zones. Although payment structures could use improvement, feedback has been positive and the project is a success.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the co-founder of Tailwind Crowd, a peer-to-peer platform providing finance to small and medium-sized enterprises in the Netherlands. We aim to expand to other countries in the future.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Algoworks?

It was an expansion of our business—a division of a new business line—where we are opening a new strategy with a different niche approach. One of the niches we are now focusing on is healthcare, particularly the dental market. Algoworks focused on integrating this new niche into the platform by creating new landing pages for the dental market, making adjustments in the backend to allow all the processes to run online, and making it easy for the payment service provider that we use and the contract we had in place. It was a bit of design and software development.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

First, Algoworks established the requirements during several meetings via Skype. We explained the new landing page was not only for dentists or the dental market, but that we needed the landing and the reward models to have all the design aligned with the same theme. It was moving the theme of the website in the landing pages and main page.

They had a designer for UX. For the software development, our platform runs on WordPress and UserPro. They did adjustments on the backend using HTML and WordPress. They created a new widget for project boxes, so the users can click in the first box and go directly to the project page. That was a new development they did with a new design. They adjusted the payment flow of the landing page with the dentist projects and integrated it with our payment provider, MANGOPAY. They made sure that the rest of the developments were connected by testing all the functionalities.

How did you come to work with Algoworks?

It was through word of mouth. Algoworks was a company that one of our U.S.-based IT advisors was using for his business. Algoworks developed an app for his business. He mentioned Algoworks to me.

How much have you invested with Algoworks?

The first project was €2,000 ($2,135). It was a small project. Because we are changing from one IT supplier to another and Algoworks is the new one, we are going to give them more projects. We happen to have a CTO in-house as well, but there are now some projects that they will deliver and demand around $10,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started discussions in December 2016. They really started working in the beginning of January 2017 and ended it in February 2017.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any evidence that would demonstrate the productivity, quality of work, or the impact of the engagement?

The results were good. We've gotten good feedback on the landing pages and its content. The design was much better than in the past. Overall, it’s had a positive impact on the business, and we are happy with their service.

How did Algoworks perform from a project management standpoint?

The communication was good. We received weekly reports and constantly talked about the software development. Because we were in constant communication, we received a recap report on the hours spent and the progress, but it wasn’t that detailed.

What did you find most impressive about Algoworks?

I haven’t worked with many companies, but what’s great about Algoworks is their flexibility in terms of hours or availability to talk. I’m in Europe and they’re in India, but I always have a large time window to talk to them, either in the morning or late in the afternoon. It was almost 24 hours support. Beyond our small project, I cannot say much in terms of other services that they have like app development.

Are there any areas Algoworks could improve?

For the next project, they could spend more time understanding the requirements and the project itself so we have a better overview and predictable cost instead of paying hourly. To my knowledge, this was our first project and it was too small to experiment with how we would work and how our product is being built. This made it difficult for them to anticipate how many hours they are going to spend when they are working on it for the first time. I think the weekly reporting could be in more detail too.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    We did have a little extension of a couple of weeks, but that was because of not knowing each other and the requirements not being detailed enough.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    The quality is good.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    They’re a good company.

iOS App Development for Payment App

"Algoworks is professional, extremely detail-oriented, and very easy to work with."

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

Algoworks is building an iOS app to streamline payments across social interactions. Apart from development, they are working on user discovery, UX, and organization and timing of the project itself.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
San Francisco, California
Founder, Mobile App Startup
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Algoworks, as a virtual partner, is superior in effective communication and daily updates. They are attentive to detail and help internal teams understand what’s possible or what should be expected at any stage. They use Basecamp to manage the project, and their design and user research is on point.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

Our company helps to streamline payments within social experiences.

I am the Founder and CEO of the company

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Algoworks?

Our company was looking to find a solution for inefficient payment options across various social environments. We needed swift development and resources without sacrificing good quality, and we found that Algoworks was the right partner for that. We don’t have internal development resources; Algoworks is our development team.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

This is an iOS mobile application to streamline payments across social interactions. The main feature of the application is the ability for a user to search restaurants that are nearby and give them the ability to check in, summon their bill, pay their bill, and check out. There is no need for intervention of a server. It empowers the user to submit mobile payments and be in and out of the restaurant on their time.

Phase one of the project was looking at discovery; we did that to understand all of the user stories that were needed in order for us to achieve what we were trying to achieve with the application.

The second thing was doing wireframes to visualize the user experience and make sure that it was aligned with our goals for creating a simple and streamlined process for the user.

The third phase was to identify all the sprints and stages so that we would be able to quickly identify what phase we are in and what to expect in the next phase. That provided both teams the clarity we needed to ensure that we’re staying on track for our development goal. Algoworks was driving a lot of the organization of each of these phases. They helped us prioritize effectively and set expectations.

On a consistent basis, there were three resources from Algoworks working on the project.

How did you come to work with Algoworks?

I did research on them to see what projects they’d done in the past in terms of expertise in mobile and between different platforms. One of the biggest things for me was looking at cost versus quality. I didn’t want to compromise the quality of the work just because of the cost. I believe there is a specific quality attributed to cost. Also, when I spoke with them, I was impressed with their ability to communicate effectively given the fact that the relationship would be virtual.

How much have you invested with Algoworks?

We spent between $10,000 and $20,000 on the project.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started on the project in August 2016, and the project was completed in February 2017. We’re continuing to reengage with them to build even further because we were pleased with their work.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any evidence that would demonstrate the productivity, quality of work, or the impact of the engagement?

Algoworks is professional, extremely detail-oriented, and very easy to work with. The measure of success right now is just making sure it’s available. I don’t have any metrics because the project is still not completed. The design was on point. The feedback we’ve gotten from the product so far is that the user experience is as we’ve identified it. The application is a beautiful app and looks really nice from an aesthetic standpoint. It also incorporates all of the updated technology in terms of being able to log in using your social network of choice and being able to invite friends. We’re pleased with the product overall.

How did Algoworks perform from a project management standpoint?

They were great. I would give them the highest stars because they were diligent about providing updates. We used Basecamp. Algoworks helped me to set my expectations and told me when issues were coming up and helped to resolve them quickly.

What did you find most impressive about Algoworks?

Effective communication is a strength of theirs. They’re very attentive in terms of making sure that they were responding to emails in a timely manner. They made sure to set up meeting invites and regular sync-ups. The communication is really important since it was a virtual project.

Are there any areas Algoworks could improve?

I don’t have anything now. We’re still early in the project.

5.0
Overall Score Algoworks was extremely knowledgeable and professional. Thumbs up.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    The team was very good at being available for meetings, to provide and obtain feedback, and was flexible, which made it easy for our teams to connect regularly.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They worked with our budgets without sacrificing quality or innovation.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    The quality of work absolutely met our expectations.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    They’re a great team to work with. We’ll definitely work with them in the future.

Mobile Web Development for Web Business

"Communication is the most important thing since we are an offshore company, and Algoworks has been fantastic in that regard."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Dec. 2016 - May 2017
Project summary: 

Algoworks provided end-to-end design and development for a new platform that was seeking to launch an MVP product to generate crowdfunding interest.

The Reviewer
 
2-10 employees
 
Australia
Co-founder, Online Business
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Algoworks successfully built a platform that generated the desired outside funding to expand the concept. They were flexible with pricing to help a startup and provided amazing business advice.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

My company name is BrainBoxol, and my position is the company director and co-founder.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Algoworks?

I talked to them about mobile website design, development, and support for my online platform. An end-to-end project.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They use an iOS platform and have released the mobile website on iOS and Android. The web framework is in CodeIgniter/VS Code. They have developed the wireframe as well. I have a transcript of the 31 pages of the user pages. They are now about to develop it into HTML, and I will be able to test that by mid-February.

How did you come to work with Algoworks?

For 3 months, I did online research on various IT companies using Clutch. I read a lot of reviews on various tech companies, and it was really handy because it gave me demographic regions, write-ups, and reviews. And because Clutch has links to go to various company websites, I started going to the websites. But my main entry point was through Clutch, and that’s how I ended up reading on Algoworks and made contact. I sent various opportunities of quotes to various companies and finally awarded the contract to Algoworks.

What is the status of this engagement?

We began in late December 2016. The prototype release is at the end of February 2017. I’m looking at doing crowdfunding for my project in March 2017. After that, the full application will be released in May 2017.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any evidence that would demonstrate the productivity, quality of work, or the impact of the engagement?

They have been really great. I am truly pleased with the way they go about daily business. I’ve actually started to enjoy working with them and that was from day 1. Because I’m an offshore organization in a company, and because I’m a startup as well, they have been extremely accommodating in terms of helping me fund the project. They have actually proposed that they can do a stage I and stage II implementation, wherein stage I they will be able to release a functional prototype with functional features which will allow me to go to market. After the crowdfunding project, they will be able to put full-on force once I have enough funds.

How did Algoworks perform from a project management standpoint?

The communication has been great. We have weekly Skype calls. But in between the Skype calls, if I do need to go on my Skype calls straightaway, they actually do come on Skype. Communication is the most important thing since we are an offshore company, and Algoworks has been fantastic in that regard.

What did you most impressive about Algoworks?

They have qualified technicians who know what they are doing. For me, it’s a brand-new business, so sometimes I am led by their recommendations. It shows that they have got experience in this field, and that is really great. They have developed many website applications and their experience and ability to manage projects comes through very clearly.

Are there any areas Algoworks could improve?

We have only worked with them for a month, so it is the early days, but so far I cannot say if there is a need for improvement. Nothing comes to mind. I’m really happy with their communication and quality of work. There have been a couple of variations in the way that I was going along with things, and they have been accommodating without any extra cost. So far, it’s been a great journey.

What tips or recommendations could you share that might increase the likelihood of success with Algoworks?

Definitely, do your research. Make sure that you have a good understanding of your own business. And by doing that, if you do come across Algoworks—and I suggest you do—then they will make sure to match you to the right developer and project manager. It is really crucial that you pair up with the right persons in the company that have the right knowledge and skill sets in the area that you’re trying to get off the ground for your startup.

They have recommended me to various videos that I should have. I’m really happy that my research through Clutch served as a reliable floor, and it has been fantastic. Otherwise, it would have been really difficult for me to get this project done offshore. It’s actually made my dreams come true because I am a startup low in funds; going offshore to try to get this done and the company itself compromising on cost has been a win-win for me. I’d like to say thank you to Algoworks but to Clutch as well for being mindful of people like us.

5.0
Overall Score They have not just helped me with the web development and the mobile website. They have actually helped me in other areas. They have given me advice. They help me with the landing page, which is coming soon.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    I work full-time trying to get this project off the ground at the moment. They actually drive me and follow me to make sure that I don’t fall behind in approving things.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    My original estimates were higher when I told them that I am a startup and don’t have enough funding. They managed to split my project into stage I and II with the full ability for me to actually get this project off the ground.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    The work has been fantastic. They actually sent me the first draft of the wireframe, and I did not have to make any alterations.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I’ve actually been mentioning to a couple of other businesses that they should use Algoworks. I will definitely have them on my advertising website. I am already looking at doing another project with them later on.

Custom Development for Multiple Proprietary Brands

"Algoworks has been extremely thorough and honest."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
2008 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Algoworks was hired to design/develop websites for two separate businesses, one related to online advertising and another to home improvement. Their involvement remains ongoing.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Los Angeles, California
Chief Technology Officer
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Pros include a commitment to transparency and a meticulous approach to coding. Proactive communication when it comes to unexpected delays was the only area for possible improvement. 

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

Our company provides advertising as part of a Facebook trivia game. Our second organization buys and sells leads for home improvement customers. I am the chief technology officer of both companies.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Algoworks?

We needed to develop our company website.

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their involvement.

Algoworks built the backend and frontend of our website. We also wanted to remodel an earlier version of our home improvement website, which had been initially built by Algoworks and chose to use them for this project as well. We've always felt confident enough in Algoworks to turn to them for any new work, including our leads posting system, which allows us to collaborate with other companies. Much of the database handling was built by Algoworks as well.

Algoworks assigned around 3-4 people to our project. We interacted with our project lead, but also had meetings with the rest of the team.

How did you come to work with Algoworks?

I was not involved in the process. We initially worked with another company for developing our website, but they merged with Algoworks. We were satisfied with their work and continued to work with the same people.

How much have you invested with Algoworks?

The cost of Algoworks' services has been between $50,000 and $200,000 in total.

What is the status of this engagement?

We've been working with Algoworks on and off since 2008. In-between building stages, their involvement was restricted to fixing issues, so there have been time gaps of between 6 months to one year. There were also periods when we worked with Algoworks for more than 12 months.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any evidence that would demonstrate the productivity, quality of work, or the impact of the engagement?

Our entire Facebook game has been built by Algoworks; top-to-bottom, front-to-back. The application was live between 2011 and 2013, on a 24/7 basis. It withstood the test of time and was able to function up to our requirements. We made changes as-needed, whenever we got in touch with new partners and advertising implementations. We wouldn't have been able to do this without Algoworks.

Algoworks has created the posting system for our remodeling website. We've been using it for 3 years, and it's worked flawlessly. The work has held out, and we haven't had any major crashes.

How did Algoworks perform from a project management standpoint?

Some of our items have had fixed budgets, while others were estimated within a timeframe. For the most part, Algoworks was able to stick to the schedule. We used Assembla for project tracking.

What did you find most impressive about Algoworks?

Algoworks has been extremely thorough and honest.

Are there any areas Algoworks could improve?

There are always situations when things don't turn out as we'd hoped, or are delayed. Better communication on Algoworks' side would be appreciated. Developers like to keep everyone happy, so they won't necessarily announce any delays, hoping that they'll be able to make the deadline at the last minute. A part of this was due to change requests made after initial estimates, which made cost and time tracking a tricky issue. Miscommunications were never at a level that would determine us to move to someone else.

What tips or recommendations could you share that might increase the likelihood of success with Algoworks?

Clients need to find someone with whom they can communicate effectively, in order to have their goals reflected in the final product. This is something that we're aware of. The fact that Algoworks' team is in India, and English is not their first language, has come into play. I'm always meticulous in going over each item, making sure that we're on the same page, and that there's no language barrier to interfere with the work.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Any issues were relatively minor, and were taken out of the context of an 8-year relationship.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer