We Make Custom Software Easy

We focus on the hard stuff. We develop custom mobile applications, complex web applications, and software that integrates with hardware (IoT).

We are experts in developing complex software that typically has a need to integrate with other systems, like hardware and firmware, or different APIs and complex datasets. Our agile development process allows our team to deliver working software quickly, allowing our clients to prioritize important features in order to get a minimum viable product to market on time and on a budget. 

Our team of 32 engineers, software architects, and UX/UI Developers (all located in our Southborough, Massachusetts office) allows us to work on a variety of projects for large enterprise customers, as well as small and medium size businesses.

Our expertise in software development isn't limited to one particular industry or developing for one specific platform. Our team utilizes a wide variety of development languages and frameworks in order to build the right software for the problem our clients are trying to solve.

 
$25,000+
 
$150 - $199 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2009
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Portfolio

Key clients: 

Bloomberg, ESPN, LinkAKC, Honeywell, Cognex, Predicata, Crunched Accounting, NexRev, Goodstart Genetics, Onset Computers, Harvard School of Public Health, Medica , Phoenix Controls, AEMC, Arthromeda, Party Valet, CA Pager, DKF Solutio, VGSI

Destination Worcester - web application integrated to multiple systems

The city of Worcester, MA is a diverse community with great history. In order to create an enjoyable experience for residents and visitors, it is important to share information from a wide variety of sources to inform the community. AndPlus built a modern, mobile responsive website integrated to multiple systems.

Link by AKC mobile app

The AndPlus team designed and built software with demanding features from the ground up. Features such as GPS tracking, activity and health monitoring, remote controlled flashlight, weather and temperature alerts were all implemented while still maintaining exceptional battery life. 

Harvard School of Public Health

Project Description

Harvard University School of Public Health manages a sophisticated web infrastructure that publishes over 1000 related sites. They needed a custom content management system for brand consistency and a reliable network architecture. AndPlus provided both.

Medica - Embedded Touch Screen Controls

Medica manufactures a leading blood gas analyzer for medical testing laboratories. An outdated control panel added complexity to operating the device. AndPlus created a “mobile app like” user experience by integrating a customer tablet into the device hardware.

Onset - HOBOmobile

Onset’s HOBOmobile app, a free download from the Google Play app store, makes it a snap to configure MX Series data loggers and manage the collected data. Right from a mobile phone or tablet, users can connect to dataloggers via BLE, view data in graphs, check the operational status of loggers, share data files and graph images for analysis in Excel, Numbers, and other applications, and store data in the cloud.

Bloomberg - Bloomberg Vault Web Applications

Bloomberg is a leader in the financial services information space. They developed and launched a sophisticated information tool to help major banks with risk management. AndPlus designed an intuitive web application that drives the sophisticated system engine.

Bloomberg Vault from Derek Michael Brown on Vimeo.

Phoenix Controls - BACnet Android Tablet

Phoenix Controls is the world leader in precision air flow systems for critical applications. However, an “old” control interface was beginning to hurt sales. Phoenix needed a “modern, mobile app like” UI. AndPlus created a custom Android app on a dedicated, wall mount tablet leveraging BACnet and RS232 protocols.

CureSearch - CancerCare Mobile App

Project Description

CureSearch is a non-profit foundation that accelerates the cure for children’s cancer by driving innovation and solving the field’s most challenging problems. In order to better manage the treatment process, AndPlus developed a comprehensive cross platform mobile application to allow information and interaction between patients, families, and care givers.

Target Logistics - Visitor Mobile App

Project Description

Target Logistics is a leader in the field worker logistics space. They use sophisticated technology and algorithms to help companies provide high quality lodging and infrastructure to meet the needs of mobile workers. AndPlus created a mobile application to assist Target in providing the communication and information necessary to provide an excellent guest experience.

GoodStart Genetics - Genetic Test Ordering Website

Project Description

Good Start Genetics offers genetic screening for inherited diseases. In order to provide a direct-to-consumer solution, AndPlus developed a mobile app that would walk a user through the genetic screening process without ever having to step in to a doctor’s office. A key requirement was to deliver diverse, complex information in an easy-to-use format.

DataChem - e-commerce Learning Management System

Project Description

Datachem is a leader in educational training software, but a dated website and ecommerce engine were hurting growth. AndPlus built a modern website with shopping and payment capability, all using a mobile responsive approach.

 

Centrifuge

Centrifuge Media is a global conference solutions provider. As the business grew, off the shelf software and shared spreadsheets prevented them from achieving the business process efficiencies that were needed. AndPlus helped them build a web application that became the new “company hub” improving communication and process across the company.

Captos - Eye Tracking Mobile App

Project Description

Captos is a technology company that is helping improve the reading skills of children affected by ADD and other challenges. They needed a mobile application that would integrate to tablet hardware and “track” the eye movements of readers. AndPlus used APIs and SDKs to link to tablet cameras and successfully build the eye tracking technology.

Firemarshal.net - Field Worker Web Application

Project Description

FireMarshal.net is improving the safety inspection industry. AndPlus created a web application that provides service, inspection, and violation information to service providers, inspectors, and municipalities.

ArthroPlan - Medical Web Application

Project Description

Arthromeda is making hip replacement surgery easier. AndPlus helped create a web application to allow physicians to purchase and use cloud based digital templating software to improve the precision of surgical components. This medical application was required to be HIPAA compliant and pass FDA standards.

CureSearch - Cancer Care App

Project Description

There’s a lot to manage when there is a cancer diagnosis – from appointments and treatments to allergies and side effects. That is why CureSearch developed the CancerCare mobile app to make providing excellent care for children with cancer easier. After downloading the app, you will have quick access to a simple dashboard allowing you, your family and other caregivers to monitor a patients progress.

AEMC - Data Logging Mobile App

Project Description

AEMC is a leader in electrical testing. They produce field testing devices and needed a data logging mobile app to “read” the devices, display results, and report abnormalities. All to ensure efficient systems and productive use of field personnel’s time.

Reviews

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Custom App Development for Audiovisual Production Agency

"Unique about this service provider is their ability to explain in very plain language the nature of the work they do."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
4.5
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
June 2015 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

AndPlus designed and implemented an internal communications system in multiple phases, beginning with a simple messaging and time tracking system then adding estimators and other efficiency tools.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Durham, North Carolina
Mark Casey
Director of Marketing and Communications, Centrifuge Media
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

AndPlus delivered a rigorously tested, bug-free platform that has streamlined office productivity across the board. The project, which involved a team of 20-30 resources, was managed quite well; transparency was a core value throughout. The team always took the time to explain their work.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

We are an audiovisual production agency servicing customers with live events. We are approximately 30 people, with frequent travel and quick turnaround on customer projects. Our customers are typically all in the pharmaceutical and life sciences industries. My role with the company is as creative director and director of marketing and communications.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with AndPlus?

We were trying to address the need for an internal communication system, that had features immediately helpful to our business. We needed faster turn-around times on creating estimates for customers, a way for employees to track time in and out of the office, a message board, and company directory.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We’d been doing everything with Excel and email. We met with AndPlus to lay out what we thought we needed and determine how to turn it into software that would make everything more efficient for us. We came to them with a loose wireframe of what we thought this thing is, and what it should do. Essentially, it’s a project management system for our entire company.

The first couple meetings were them introducing us to the scrum methodology because we had no idea. We thought "scrum" and "MVP" were sports terms, if that illustrates how much they walked us through the process.

They walked us through it step-by-step, outlined the language and the team. It was a rudimentary introduction to how they work and how they’d work with us. It was important enough for us to fly out there and meet with them. At that point, there were three of us and five of them. Four of the developers who would be working with us were also in that room.

Because this was going to be a company-wide software, they helped us determine a couple modules that would be a good introduction to their process. Also, when they were finished, it would be a good introduction for our employees to get used to the system. The first couple features were just a simple in-and-out board and a place to leave messages for one another. It was really just, at a glance, who is in the office and who is not. It seems simple, but for us, half of our staff is traveling at any given moment. We needed something more efficient than email to handle that.

The second module we focused on was a portal for people to request time off. It would calculate people’s time, how they accrued time depending on how they were hired. People accrue vacation and PTO at different rates. AndPlus helped us devise a system that would allow all that to be automated. Instead of an employee sending an email to their manager to request time off, it was all online. They just go a simple page, request a day off, and it would go to the manager for approval. It made everything a lot easier for us.

The third module was probably the most helpful. It’s an estimate generator. Our clients call and give us the details about an event. Before, we were literally pulling up Excel templates from 2005 and deleting everything we didn’t need, saving it as a PDF, taking it through various departments, and then sending it to our clients. AndPlus walked us through a complete restructuring of how that whole quoting process worked on our side. In the end, our clients were getting quotes in a matter of minutes as opposed to a week.  They took that long process and crammed it into a couple hours. They assessed how we were doing things and white-boarded the whole process for us. They provided a good, outside perspective as to how we were doing it and how it could be made more efficient.

How did you come to work with AndPlus?

One of our long-time associates in Boston introduced us to AndPlus.

What is the status of this engagement?

The work is ongoing. We’re currently refining some of those first three modules. We have modules planned in the future for an additional travel calendar system, assigning teams, and an employee directory. It’s probably going to be ongoing for a couple years. It’s been a good relationship for us, and we don’t really see an end yet.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

My role with the software is more of a design liaison for the aesthetics and the functions. I don’t have anything beyond knowing that it’s faster and my clients love it. Clients have seen an improvement in how things look. Our quoting process went from one week to two hours. I can’t pull up a spreadsheet that shows that, but I can pull up 30 people who attest to it.

Customer satisfaction has increased dramatically with the estimate generator they built for us. Customers are very pleased with the look, clarity, and quickness of project estimates. The employee in/out board has alleviated several redundancies in employee email.

The system runs absolutely smoothly. AndPlus does a release on a private server that only four or five people can access. They bang on it and try to make it break. It’s kind of a manual bug-reporting on our end. They develop it, test it themselves and release it to us, and then we test it. They go back and fix it, and then it gets pushed live. We don’t get any bug reports.

How did AndPlus perform from a project management standpoint?

It’s pretty good. I think they have about 20 to 30 people. Throughout the whole process, we’ve had two people as the main face, Brian and JD. One is more client-side, and one is project management. JD has always been very transparent about what they’re doing, how long things are taking. We’ve always been pleased with the progress they’ve made, probably because they’ve been so transparent in the timelines.

What did you find most impressive about AndPlus?

We’re not development-savvy, and they’re able to temper what we’re talking about just using language we understand, which we appreciate. Unique about this service provider is their ability to explain in very plain language the nature of the work they do, in a way that makes it easier for us to make decisions along the way. They see the broader scope of what we are trying to accomplish and help facilitate some decisions at the present that will be non-issues in the future.

Are there any areas AndPlus could improve?

My only wish is that we were in the same area. That might just be a communication style on our side, but we prefer a face-to-face meeting. It’s just our corporate culture here. That’s a hard ask, to have them come down from time to time and see us. I guess location would be one thing I would change. As far as how they handle the project, this is the first time we’ve used a company like this, so I couldn’t do a good compare and contrast. We’ve been pleased so far.

5.0
Overall Score This is a company that listens, coaches during the dev process, and just does great work that makes our jobs much easier.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Everything was always delivered on time or early.
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Estimates were all thorough and fully explained. The entire process was always very transparent.
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Customers are excited about faster turn-arounds on project estimates and revisions.
  • 4.5 NPS
    Willing to refer
    Very pleased with the result as well as the entire process. We interacted with several people from this organization, and all were awesome to work with.

Drupal Development for Logistics & Supply Chain Firm

"AndPlus was able to complete each set of tasks on time, including a huge number of refinements ..."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
3.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
Project summary: 

AndPlus integrated the Drupal CMS and other APIs into this e-commerce-focused online platform in order to allow the client's marketing team to edit web-based content.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Boston, Massachussetts
CTO, Ecommerce Shipping Platform
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Effectively implementing the Agile methodology, delivering on time, and the expertise on a range of technology integrations were keys to success in this client's experience with AndPlus.

BACKGROUND

We are a transportation company that in the last few years has built an entrepreneurial business unit which provides international e-commerce fulfillment to consumers through an online application.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

Business Challenge:

We approached AndPlus after having to fire an offshore frontend development team, and we were on a timeline for launching our updated platform. We needed a partner who could respond quickly, understand the gaps in what had and hadn't been done so far, and innovate to overcome the technical challenges that the previous team had failed to surmount.

Technical Challenge:

Our platform was designed around a full SOA [service-oriented architecture] where all business functions were handled through RESTful APIs. We wanted to use Drupal's CMS [content management system] functionality to allow our marketers to edit content. The challenge was incorporating Drupal.

SOLUTION

In order to solve the business challenges, AndPlus worked very closely with me to understand our current situation and what was desired. I was looking specifically for a company that could operate in an Agile framework, knowing how difficult it would be to get up to speed, learn the technology stack, and successfully develop a single aspect of a multi-tiered system.

AndPlus was such a company. Their Agile methodology kept all stakeholders informed and allowed an unobstructed flow of information between parties. This even included hosting me at their facility where I spent many hours working alongside the development team to ensure that they understood the APIs that they were integrating with, and to make sure I had ample opportunity to provide feedback so as to maximize progress.

From the technical side, AndPlus had the right expertise assigned to the project and they were quickly able to develop a pattern which incorporated various JavaScript libraries to manage the SOA communication. This not only got the work done but provided a frontend architecture that was later easy to expand upon.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Given the Agile and iterative approach we took with the project, AndPlus was able to complete each set of tasks on time, including a huge number of refinements that were incorporated based on what we learned through the development process. This is all thanks, not only to the technical prowess of their developers but even more so to their implementation of Agile methodologies.

I've worked with many organizations that have claimed to adhere to one Agile methodology or another but have yet to see one that took it as seriously and practiced it as effectively as AndPlus. I think this certainly sets them apart.

4.5
Overall Score
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They met all the deadlines they agreed to. If something wasn't going to get done in a sprint, it was understood before the sprint started.
  • 3.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    AndPlus met their budget. However, you do pay a good amount for the capabilities they provide.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They delivered exactly what was needed based on iterations, and not necessarily what was asked for.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    My experience was all positive. They are expensive, but depending on the complexity of the project, it probably saves money in the long run.

Mobile App Development for Cancer Nonprofit

"They worked well with our team through the development process, delivered an award-winning app, and did it within the stated timeframe."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
Project summary: 

AndPlus developed an iOS/Android app, designed the interfaces, tested, and submitted the apps to their respective stores. They continue to provide ongoing modifications to the apps.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
New York, New York
Vice President, National Nonprofit
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The project lasted 3 months and occurred during a time that in-house IT support was being transitioned out, AndPlus was able to timely step in, deliver, and responsively meet support requests.

BACKGROUND

We are a national non-profit foundation that accelerates the search for cures for children’s cancer by driving innovation, transcending research barriers, and solving the field’s most challenging problems. We fight every day to make treatments and cures possible for the 43 children diagnosed with cancer each day. We do this in three ways:

  • We accelerate the search for cures by posing essential challenges to scientists and inviting teams to overcome them with innovative research approaches.
  • We transcend the barriers of a broken research system by establishing new pathways to end children’s cancer.
  • We provide resources and education, so no child faces a cancer diagnosis without a fully equipped support team.
OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

When a there’s a cancer diagnosis, the family faces substantial stress and shock. The acute phase of treatment—when children are in the hospital and often undergo intensive surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy—is especially distressing for parents and caregivers. Any parent struggles with how to cope with the complex and unfamiliar details of cancer treatment, including doses, medications, blood counts, and scheduling.

In a 2012 survey of our constituents, almost 85% of respondents said if a mobile application had been available, they would have used it to track their child’s treatment. However, fewer than 15% said that they found a functional mobile application that helped them manage any aspect of their child’s treatment.

Studies show that disease management apps can play a crucial role in helping families and patients cope with illness and communicate with their healthcare professionals. Self-management apps can also empower families by providing information and skills that enable them to manage the challenges of treatment. Recent research on apps for managing diabetes and chronic pain have shown that when patients take on greater responsibility for their own care, their treatment outcomes improve and they report better health overall. Chemotherapy and medication schedules can be incredibly complex, and parents need a convenient and accurate way to monitor their child’s treatment, blood counts, and any related side effects. For young adults, who are at a higher risk of relapse than younger patients because of poorer adherence to treatment schedules, an app that tracks medication schedules could improve overall treatment outcomes. In addition, an app could help families communicate reliably with their health care professionals about side effects like nausea, migraines, or pain, so treatment and dosages can be adjusted to ease harsh side effects. Early studies show that when patients have access to tools with a range of monitoring and tracking functions, these patients adhere to treatment better and have improved clinical outcomes.

There was no comprehensive mobile application designed for families of children with cancer. The medical application market can be broken down into two camps: applications that provide education, and applications that track symptoms and medication. No application provides both resources and healthcare management. Further, there is no application specifically for pediatric cancer, even though over 40,000 children are treated for cancer each year. While some generic medical mobile applications are available for a fee, they are not designed for families of children with cancer and they are poorly suited for the demands of a major illness. Further, most of the medical apps currently on the marketplace were developed without input from a medical professional and provide only basic tracking of health histories and doctors’ appointments. When families face a major illness like cancer, they need far more complex resources for tracking and education. Our organization aims to fill this need and provide a free, comprehensive mobile application that will provide education, resources, tracking, and management.

SOLUTION

We decided to develop a comprehensive care manager mobile application to aid parents and caregivers in navigating treatment for a child with cancer. We were able to obtain a grant that provided funding to develop the app. We selected AndPlus to develop the mobile app for us due to their experience with developing mobile medical apps, app design, ability to deliver it quickly, and favorable pricing. AndPlus created a development plan, designed the architecture, developed the front and backend, designed the user interface, and completed testing. They also helped us through the process of making the completed app available on both the Apple and Play stores. The overall project lasted about three months and they have continued to assist us with some additional small modifications to the app.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Overall, our experience with AndPlus has been very positive. They worked well with our team through the development process, delivered an award-winning app, and did it within the stated timeframe. They have also been very helpful and patient with us as we transitioned through eliminating our in-house IT support position, being responsive to our questions and support requests.

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

Maintenance and Improvements to Existing Software Application

"They stayed within our budget and were very transparent when it came to time and work logs."

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

The client has an existing custom software application meant to manage contracts, AndPlus has was brought in to continuously make enhancements.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Hingham, Massachussetts
Sarah Geden
Manager, Direct Media Inc.
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The improvements AndPlus have made to the application have tremendously benefited the client. The client highlights their flexibility and adaptability.

BACKGROUND

We are an outdoor advertising company with about 70 employees and operate in markets around the US. I am the company's contract system manager and I was hired in 2012 to implement and manage our custom-built software application which allowed us to electronically and centrally manage many parts of the business.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

As a growing company, we needed a partner who could help us continuously make enhancements to the system in order to improve user functionality, reporting capabilities, and overall business flow.

SOLUTION

As I researched development companies, I came across AndPlus, and after interviewing multiple companies, we decided to choose them as our partner. We could tell they already had a proven track record and good reputation, and they offered their services at a fair price. We have worked with them for about 8 months in order to make many important changes to the contract system that have helped our business tremendously.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

AndPlus performed very well and stuck to their agreement with us. I worked with an account manager, project manager, and two developers who were all extremely responsive when I had questions. They were all very adaptable when our needs changed and if we wanted to add/drop things from the project. They stayed within our budget and were very transparent when it came to time and work logs. Overall, we were very happy with the relationship and I would highly recommend them.

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

App Development and Integration for Medical Device Company

"It's clear that their developers are highly qualified and passionate about what they do and take their commitments to their clients very seriously."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
May 2014 - July 2015
Project summary: 

AndPlus developed and then integrated an Android app into this client's medical hardware, additionally, designing the UI for touch-screen display.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Bedford, Massachussetts
Seth Avis
Program Manager, Medica Corporation
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The client completely satisfied with the final product, highlight's AndPlus's consulting in transitioning their internal team from Waterfall to Agile product delivery. 

BACKGROUND

Medica Corporation manufactures simple-to-use, highly reliable diagnostic blood testing analyzers. Actively engaged in developing new technology, Medica specifically designs products to enhance productivity and the quality of care in small to medium-size in vitro diagnostic laboratories. Medica’s clinical chemistry, blood gas, electrolyte, and hematology analyzers are focused on the global need to lower health care costs.

As program manager, my job was to lead the development of our next generation blood gas analyzer, the EasyStat 300.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

Our flagship blood gas analyzer, the EasyStat, was approaching 15 years since being introduced into the marketplace. During those 15 years, little new development was done, while our competitors continued to advance their systems with the addition of new technology, analytes, connectivity options, user interface, etc. We found ourselves in the situation where we were losing sales/tender opportunities because our product was lacking features that many customers/tenders now required.

One of the strategic objectives with the new product was to significantly overhaul the user interface. The legacy systems utilized an outdated LCD display and membrane keypad, which was being replaced with a 7" color touchscreen in the new analyzer. We decided to leverage Android for the development of our user interface in order to provide the richest UI/UX experience to our users and to most effectively take advantage of the new touchscreen hardware that we now had at our disposal.

SOLUTION

We interviewed a number of different firms specializing in Android app development. It became increasingly clear, however, that the majority of app developers had little to no experience interfacing with hardware, especially a complicated medical device such as ours. This Android app needed to be the brain of our system and continuously communicate back and forth with our embedded system firmware running on a separate processor. Therefore, demonstrated experience creating apps that interfaced directly with hardware became one of the most important selection criteria.

When we finally met with the team at AndPlus, we instantly knew that we had found exactly what we were looking for. They also happened to be located within close proximity to Medica, which proved to be a huge advantage as the partnership progressed. Their very hands-on, personal approach to the entire bidding/proposal process showcased their experience and professionalism, down to the smallest detail of sending out hand-written thank you notes, a gesture that definitely left an impression with some of our key stakeholders.

The scope of the project evolved over time as more technical/integration details emerged, however, they were always extremely flexible and able to allocate the appropriate number and type of resources to the project at any given time.

I would have to say, however, even more important than the actual coding that AndPlus provided was their assistance in setting up a much-needed software development process at Medica. Medica had typically followed the traditional waterfall approach to software development, however, we wanted to move toward the Agile development approach. They were able to leverage their extensive knowledge and experience with the Agile development process to set up, configure, and train us in the ways of Agile through the use of the Jira and Confluence cloud-based tools.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

The AndPlus team always performed to the highest level. It's clear that their developers are highly qualified and passionate about what they do and take their commitments to their clients very seriously. The administrative staff at AndPlus were a pleasure to work with as well and proved that they are a company that holds themselves to the highest possible standards.

5.0
Overall Score Our overall experience with AndPlus greatly exceeded our original expectations.
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    For the most part, the AndPlus team always delivered what they had committed to at the start of the sprint. When issues arose, they immediately alerted us so that we could work together to find a resolution.
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Medica typically tends to stay away from outside contractors as much as possible because of the perceived cost, however I would say that the value they delivered to this project far exceeded the price that we paid for their services.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Their service and deliverables always met or exceeded expectations.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I would recommend them to anyone without any hesitation.

Application Development for Facilities Services Company

"The software has met our expectations, and I have been impressed with the way AndPlus tackles challenges."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
Project summary: 

AndPlus was brought on to transform a spreadsheet-based record keeping tool into an app that would guard the client's IP and integrate with their hardware.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Plano, Texas
Kyle Logsdon
Project Engineer, NexRev LLC
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

In addition to being impressed with the results of the application that AndPlus delivered, for this client, the quality of the AndPlus personnel stands out most.

BACKGROUND

Established in 1994, privately held NexRev LLC focuses exclusively on multisite energy management and control systems, making us one of the largest such groups in the world. Our hundreds of customer relationships include small-to-large box retailers, quick-service restaurants, convenience stores, casual dining restaurants, and entertainment/theater companies.

I am a project engineer for NexRev Technologies, a subsidiary of NexRev LLC responsible for all of NexRev's product development. My responsibilities include using technical expertise and management skills to turn a concept into a marketable product.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

We were using an excel spreadsheet we had built as a tool/record keeper for the installation of one of our product lines. We were looking to build a tool to clean this up and make it easier for the end user to utilize. Additionally, we wanted to take a lot of our IP and embed it behind the scenes in the software, so that we could share our tool with others without exposing our "secret ingredients".

SOLUTION

Our initial discussions and phone calls with AndPlus had us very impressed. They were confident in their abilities and seemed to conduct their business in a manner very similar to ours. After discussing what we were looking for, AndPlus put together a comprehensive scope of work, laying out the design and development of our application. This included both software development as well as hardware/software integration.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Overall, I have been very satisfied with my experience with AndPlus, and plan to do more work with them in the future. I have been impressed with all of their personnel, from the programmers to the project management team and their sales team. All team members have been incredibly knowledgeable and display immense chemistry with each other. No one is afraid to speak up with ideas, and all work cohesively towards the best possible solution.

The actual results we have seen have been very impressive as well. The software has met our expectations, and I have been impressed with the way AndPlus tackles challenges. No request of mine was met with a "that may be tough to accomplish" response. AndPlus finds a way to get it done.

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

Cross-Platform App Development for Industrial SaaS

"They have a unique mix of youthful energy and old-school professionalism."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Mar. 2015 - Jan. 2016
Project summary: 

AndPlus designed and developed a cross-platform mobile app with follow-on techincal support. The project was completed in just under a year.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
San Francisco, California
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The client was extremely happy with the design team from AndPlus. They had a positive company culture and enthusiasm, and have been retained to complete a second version of the app.

BACKGROUND

Our firm provides products and services to help public agencies manage risks particularly in terms of safety. We are based in California and work primarily with public agencies and special districts. I am a managing partner of the firm.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

The project was to develop a cross-platform mobile app (iOS, Chrome and Android) for lockout and tagout (electrical safety) procedure development and use. The app needed to be designed for a range of users, from engineers to workers with limited education and experience. The development process needed to be streamlined and intuitive but also robust.

The target market initially is wastewater agencies in California. Going forward, any business with equipment that needs to be locked out is in our target market. We currently have a financial partner that represents 60 public agencies who will all be using the app. There are approximately 500 additional agencies we will target with this first version. In the next six months, we will start Version 2 of the app which we expect to roll out by the end of 2016.The target market initially is wastewater agencies in California. Going forward any business with equipment that needs to be locked out is in our target market. We currently have a financial partner that represents 60 public agencies who will all be using the app. There are approximately 500 additional agencies we will target with this first version. In the next six months, we will start Version 2 of the app which we expect to roll out by the end of 2016. 

SOLUTION

While our business is in California, I am based in Boston and wanted to work with a local firm so I could be more hands-on during the development process. I found AndPlus through a simple Internet search. What made me reach out to them was their track record with industrial clients. Most other developers I contacted were more interested in apps with an entertainment or marketing focus. What I needed was a firm that could get excited about a more technical app.

From the beginning AndPlus seemed to be interested in our project, not just as a sales opportunity, but also as a project to dive into and figure out. The sales team (for lack of a better term) was not functioning as a separate unit, but rather an integrated part of the team. Once we decided to work with AndPlus, the sales team stayed connected to the project. During the onboarding process, they were in on every meeting helping me communicate the vision we had discussed during the sales process. 

I was assigned to an excellent development team consisting of a project manager, a designer and two developers. It is clear that they have a strong company culture. The team members had a very high level of trust and confidence in each other, which gave me a lot of confidence in them and made the process very enjoyable. The enthusiasm of the sales team was also reflected in the team members, who seemed eager to dive into the project.

The scope of the project was to design and develop the app, and later to provide technical support. My initial meetings were in March 2015 and we are launching on January 1, 2016. Because of our schedule and funding constraints, we did not begin development until early August. The team stayed on schedule and delivered on time. 

Their initial cost estimate was in line with other developers. Unlike other developers we have worked with in the past, AndPlus delivered on budget. They were very transparent about the finances and helped me make educated decisions about adding additional features as we went along.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

My development team was excellent. The project manager kept us on track and worked behind the scenes to make sure everything ran smoothly. The two developers were clearly highly skilled, and coordinated their responsibilities efficiently and effectively. The designer was excellent, bringing together a modern aesthetic and an industrial design. While each team member was very impressive individually, what made them unique was how well they worked together. I enjoyed seeing them bounce ideas around until they came up with a solution everyone was satisfied with. They were not territorial and were able to coordinate the various elements of the project seamlessly.

Overall, I am very impressed with AndPlus. They have a unique mix of youthful energy and old-school professionalism. I am looking forward to developing version 2.0 of our app within the next six months or so, and I have a few other ideas I would like to work with them on as well.

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