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$10,000+
 
$50 - $99 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2015
App Development Shop
Leninskiy Prospekt, 30
Moscow 119334
Russia
App Development Shop
Kudryavs'kyi descent, 7
Kiev 02000
Ukraine
App Development Shop
70 Temperance St
Toronto, ON M5H0B1
Canada

Portfolio

Key clients: 

Starbucks, Castrol, Formula1, HSBC, Sberbank, LA Chargers

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Application Development for Peer to Peer Geolocating Service

"Their focus is on the project, not their hourly rate."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
Project summary: 

The App Development Shop was hired to develop peer-to-peer geolocation applications on iOS and Android that connect people to service providers.

The Reviewer
 
Startup
 
New York, New York
Aleksandr Davydov
CEO, MobileHero
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

App Development Shop exceeded the client's expectations, delivering a high-quality project, with their attention to detail and exceptional project management style.  

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

MobileHero Incorporated is a peer-to-peer geolocation service that provides people on one side with employment, on the other side with convenience. It fills a need to get anything done from food deliveries to mounting a [CD] on the wall, to painting the wall, to somebody to babysit their kids, picking up their kids from school, etc. If they're time-poor, they can hire someone on the other side.

The other person on the other side, the hero, is actually vetted by the same background that API that Uber uses. We incorporated their background so they would be fully vetted. They set their own price for up to five categories as opposed to driving with Uber, which is just one category. They can do five different things like cleaning, delivery, shopping, running errands, being an assistant, whatever the case is. They can pick five categories out of the 56 we offer and start working as soon as possible.

A person in their area can see exactly how much they cost, see their reviews, and has complete anonymity when they're browsing their profiles as opposed to our competitors who just offer you a pick. The people see your job before you see who's looking at your job.

I am the CEO [chief executive officer].

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with App Development Shop?

We got our seed funding, and our biggest mistake was developing in California. We started getting developers charging $50 to $60 an hour and we drained $200,000, and the prototype wasn't yet ready. That's when the App Development Shop came through. I'm not going to say they did a perfect job right away, but we paid a quarter of the budget after four updates, from $50,000 to $60,000 I'd say, between paying them in gifts.

Vitaly at the App Shop handled the project and I still have him overlooking everything. I'm even bringing in another co-founder right now, a good friend of mine, and she is going to oversee the data and everything. We have a lot of work to do at MobileHero front lines, but the App Shop is always there when we need something.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

It's on Android and iOS, both available for download. First, we did a private beta test, then we launched it. The only issue is we don't have the budget to market it on the scale we'd like to; therefore, we only have a couple of hundred people signing up. We have 30 this month, and maybe 100 the next month, all of them organic, all from social media, and not a dollar has been invested into marketing.

We have the organic traffic, but we need enough money to invest into the platform where we have basically a revolving door model, where people are always coming in.

Vitaly created the Checker, which is the whole background check platform with another service.

How did you come to work with App Development Shop?

At first, he fixed our existing minimum viable product. Then, he told us that if we wanted him to do the rest, we had to pay him, and so we started paying him installments to take care of his team. He did the iOS, the first update on Android, first update on iOS, the second update on iOS, second update on Android, and so forth. He kept doing it to a point where we were able to do a proof of concept.

How much have you invested with App Development Shop?

We have invested $50,000 to $60,000. We spent $20,000 on a video for the website.

What is the status of this engagement?

I'm still continuing to work with them.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Vitaly has all the metrics and all the analytics.

How did App Development Shop perform from a project management standpoint?

They're great at what they do. As long as there's someone with a vision guiding them, they'll get the job done. They need guidance. I don't have a lot of experience with the App Shop; I have experience with their boss, Vitaly. He's the one who tells everyone what to do, Vitaly is the project manager and he tests everything.

What did you find most impressive about App Development Shop?

It's the level of empathy. If you're a CEO and you want to get something off the ground, you want somebody on the other side to completely understand how badly you need this to work. You have shareholders and people that invested. You have everyone looking and making sure that this is going to succeed. The last thing you need are the people who are building it to be incompetent. These guys are the complete opposite of that. They just don't only know what's going on, Vitaly will basically have empathy to understand what's happening and he will put himself in your shoes.

Their focus is on the project, not their hourly rate. They deliver the product and then you pay them for the job. It's very rare you see that these days.

Are there any areas App Development Shop could improve?

The only thing I wish they could have done differently is they could be bigger. If they had another 20 to 30 employees, everything else would have been great. The only thing they're lacking is manpower.

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

Application Development for IT Startup

"The main and the coolest thing is that the guys are working really fast, so we are not afraid of deadlines at all."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
Project summary: 

App Development Shop was hired to do fullstack application development for a startup that provides a chat product.

The Reviewer
 
Moscow, Russian Federation
CFO, IT Startup
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The client was overall happy with the work that App Develop Shop performed, citing their ability to stick to deadlines and quality of their work. 

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there?

Our business is a startup that we initially planned with two partners and later 3 more people joined. We are designing a new chat product that will soon see the market. I am chief financial officer and I manage the financial part.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with App Development Shop?

We needed a high-quality coding team that would allow us to move forward quickly, without taking breaks and delaying the business processes. The goal, and now we consider it accomplished, was to find people that could be precise, that could follow exact requirements, and deliver the task. The guys at Appshop, Vitali in particular, were very responsive and responsible, and it feels like they know what they are doing.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

I cannot describe all the tasks that were given, as it is all covered by a non-disclosure agreement, but the services that App Development Shop provided us were: coding and user interface and user experience design.

How did you come to work with App Development Shop?

It was a big risk, as the company is new and we didn’t see many projects in their portfolio. Vitali offered to do several tasks for free to see the quality and deadlines, and we were satisfied.

How much have you invested with App Development Shop?

From the first day till today we paid around $70,000. The initial scope was $50,000, but recently they made a lot of amendments and updates.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started on the 20th of January, 2016, and we are still in the stage of pre-release marketing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Now, I feel that the development team is part of our company. They develop every idea into the new features. Sometimes, we ask the developers to offer an implementation idea of what we are trying to achieve. The main metric between the client and contractor is, as I see it, how fast the team responds to the demand. The main metric is a result that is good enough to continue cooperation.

What did you find most impressive about App Development Shop?

The main and the coolest thing is that the guys are working really fast, so we are not afraid of deadlines at all. If the task is urgent, they can work overtime or during weekends.

Are there any areas App Development Shop could improve?

I am sure that this studio will be more successful as they become more experienced.

5.0
Overall Score I only managed financial part though.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Application Development for Food Startup

"I was impressed with their communication and flexibility to accept changes..."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
Project summary: 

App Development Shop was hired to build a mobile app that allows users to search for food locations nearby by the amount of calories in the food. App Development Shop put together the client's existing files, built the application, and integrated the client's analytics.

The Reviewer
 
Startup
 
London, United Kingdom
Rob Wolfenden
Director of Experience, Foodar
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The client was very happy with the work that App Development Shop did citing the quality of their product, and their project management and ability to stick to deliver on time which allowed them to deliver the application on time. 

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

We own Foodar – Food Search, a mobile app that allows you to search for food locations nearby in terms of calorie limit, which is fantastic for if you are on a strict diet or simply want to know more about the food you're eating. I'm the co-founder and director of experience.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with App Development Shop?

The collective experience we have within the company is wide. However, we lack the critical experience of development and technical implementation when it comes to mobile apps. This is why we sought to partner or contact a skilled development agency to help with realizing our vision.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We provided the user experience in the form of flat designs, such as Adobe Photoshop files, and user flows. It was the agency's job to piece them together, to build the app, and integrate analytics.

How did you come to work with App Development Shop?

I submitted a general brief to tender for several suppliers and asked them for an RTB [response to brief]. I chose the one that not only came back with a complete response but challenged us in terms of the way we wanted to do things.

How much have you invested with App Development Shop?

It was approximately £3,000 [approximately $3,600].

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked with for about 4 weeks.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We launched on time with a final deliverable I was more than happy with. The agency actually improved the design through suggestions as they developed the app.

What did you find most impressive about App Development Shop?

I was impressed with their communication and flexibility to accept changes without immediately hitting us with a change request charge, which is something many freelancers and agencies are all quick to do.

Are there any areas App Development Shop could improve?

There is nothing really major. I had to explain a couple of things once or twice, but I'd put this down to a simple language barrier.

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
    We are going to use them again, and I already have referred several of my colleagues in their direction.