We build scalable & smart solutions

The APP Solutions is the development partner that creates scalable and intelligent software solutions using leading-edge tech, helping our clients to stay competitive in the data-driven world.

We offer deep expertise in technologies such as machine learning, artificial intelligence, and cloud-based solutions to create user-centric products people love.

We work with funded startups and enterprises who are eager to transform the way people use the products and services, who want to make their customer experience better and build lifelong relationships with their clients.

Why The APP Solutions?

  • Expertise with high-load Big Data, AdTech, Logistics projects as well as clients from other industries
  • Full-cycle services - from inception phase to support after the product launch
  • GDPR-ready solutions
  • Customer-focused approach

Your business goals inspire us to think outside of the box and invent solutions never implemented before.

 
$5,000+
 
$50 - $99 / hr
 
50 - 249
 Founded
2013
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Kyiv, Ukraine
headquarters
other locations
  • 1201 N Orange St Ste 700 #7472
    Wilmington DE, DE 19801-1186
    United States

Focus

Service lines
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • BI & Big Data Consulting & SI
  • Cloud Consulting & SI
Client focus
  • Midmarket ($10M - $1B)
  • Enterprise (>$1B)
  • Small business (<$10M)
Industry focus
  • Advertising & marketing
  • Health Care & Medical
  • eCommerce
Mobile platforms
Mobile focus
Frameworks and CMS
Programming & scripting
BI & big data focus
BI & big data solutions
Artificial Intelligence Focus

Portfolio

Key clients: 

Coty Inc.
Nioxin
Wella
Flixbus
Ernst&Young
SparkChief
Tagflix
AllSquare

DNA Sequencing and Analysis (in cooperation with Google Cloud Platform and the University of Queensland)

The researchers from the University of Queensland and the Google Cloud Platform developers have teamed up with the APP Solutions developers to provide medical doctors with a tool to help patients before they suffer from septic shock.

We are developing the project for streaming processing of DNA sequencing data collected from Oxford Nanopore Technologies MiniON sequencers.

The project idea is to analyze

pathogens which are affecting hospital patients with a sepsis condition. Sepsis is a life-threatening condition and without proper treatment, a patient can die in 24-48 hours.

Software should detect pathogens kinds and also their antibiotic-resistant genes. This information will help doctors to select the best medications for treatment.

Read more about the project on Google Cloud Blog:

https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/data-analytics/real-time-diagnostics-from-nanopore-dna-sequencers-on-google-cloud

Nioxin Consultation tool

Nioxin is a market leader for salon professional products in over 40 countries all over the world.

The main goal of the Nioxin hair care products is to transform thinning hair into fuller thicker hair. Therefore, the Nioxin native iOS and Android mobile apps, as well as a web plugin, represent a complex, specially-designed test that gives recommendations regarding which Nioxin hair care product would be most fitting

for the given client’s hair type.

https://www.nioxin.com/en-EN/consultation-tool

Ernst & Young Recruitment

HR units of Ernst & Young agencies around the world are dealing with a complex and time-consuming hiring procedure. Mobile recruitment application appeared a game-changing initiative of the company’s employment team headed by recruitment specialists.

It enables potential employees and trainees easily approach to the job openings and events of the company as well as interact with HR representatives on varied

recruitment matters

Big Data Chat Analysis

The client needed to analyze the data in his project using Google’s NLP (Natural Language Processing) API.

Considering a large amount of streaming data (up to 10Gb of text content per day), it was a challenge to set up the project in such a way that it would not slow down the processes.

We have created an algorithm that would deduplicate messages, combine them in appropriate sessions, and analyze using the

API

Custom Affiliate Marketing System

System is able to handle 3000% more events per day than at the beginning (up to 240 million/day.)

The peak load grew from 150 to 7000 requests per second.

We redesigned the project's architecture to make it easily scalable and developed new features. We moved the system to Google Cloud and changed the monolith system into microservices to make the system more flexible. New features included big data

analytics (with user-friendly dashboards), ability to handle high-load, and developed delivery solutions to make sure there are no delays.

Biudee

Our client attracted attention to his dermatology clinic with the help of this instrument and got data for skin care research for beauty industry.

The APP Solutions team worked in conjunction with the leading Danish dermatologists and scientists to make a powerful mobile instrument to detect subtle or even otherwise invisible sun impact, monitor lifestyle and sun sensitivity, as well as make sure wrinkles stay away

for as long as possible.

https://biudee.com/

All Square

All Square is a social network for golfers that offers users many opportunities to share their golf achievements, engage with golfers from all over the world and find a golf course nearby. It has the largest and most comprehensive golf course database in the world.

id="docs-internal-guid-6d6f1332-97fb-4c0a-7b3f-3f3f2427320b">We have created a platform through which the world of golf will become more open and connected.

SpotNews

Spotnews is an advanced streaming platform. The cooperation of Spotify service with the generator of spoken news allows users to keep up with current agenda.

To be able to leverage the music streaming within the application we had to use the Spotify API.

id="docs-internal-guid-7951ef37-97fc-d4cc-c474-ca901e075743">The SpotNews is the new kind of media medium that is capable of mass personalization of the preferred media consumption.

Trendeo

Trendeo is an international fashion marketplace with extensive capacities for both vendors and shoppers. We have built the platform with fancy UI/UX design for a 2-sided environment of vendors and shoppers.

The major idea behind this

project is bringing highly customized offers to buyers and with the help of this, multiplying sales for vendors. ​

The App Solutor

Our task was to create a multi-functional task manager which would perfectly function on mobile devices and would help users achieve more in their work and daily life. We developed an app which allows users to customize their activity, organize tasks and achieve more by using The APP Solutions product

Loccaholic

The idea of creating a social network that would reflect particular need for communication and exchange of services made the whole project a real challenge. It lets you easily gain access to database of residence for rent, lets users chat with others, share photos, animations, join groups etc. The app design is fresh and friendly. Geolocation services is another feature which makes the whole project a success

Student Share

Apps, smartphones and tablets are storming into classrooms around the world. We worked hard to include all necessary tools students might require during their education process. Our greatest challenge was to bring usability and interactivity into traditional way of student communication as well as improve users' mobile experience through customization of high-demand information delivery

Reviews

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Custom Software Dev for Venture Capital Firm

"The APP Solutions has developed a complex system from scratch and integrated it seamlessly into our pipeline."

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

The APP Solutions built a custom data analytics platform for a venture capital firm. It processes large amounts of data to create custom reports and find overlaps in targeted audiences. The project is ongoing.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Kiev, Ukraine
Investment Associate, Venture Capital Firm
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The system is complete and meets all requirements; it has already helped optimize internal and external processes. The APP Solutions leads a seamless collaboration thanks to their collaborative attitude, organization, and diligence. Their in-depth technical expertise and timely delivery stand out.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m an investment associate for a venture capital firm.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire The APP Solutions?

We engaged The APP Solutions to upgrade our analytics system.

What were your goals for this project?

We collect and analyze a great deal of data for future investments and portfolio companies. We needed a unified and improved analytics system to show a cohesive image of our many leads and investment products. 

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We were looking for an experienced team with in-depth expertise in our field. The APP Solutions had a history of building high-load system architectures. They also demonstrated technical skills and a penchant for out-of-the-box solutions.

Describe the project in detail.

The APP Solutions built a custom data analytics platform that draws data from multiple sources to create a single cohesive picture. The picture gives insight into how target audiences for specific products overlap and where future opportunities may lay for us. The team built it to process large amounts of data and provide custom reports on specific criteria within a short time.

What was the team composition?

We work with a project manager, a system architect, and two backend developers.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any outcomes from the project that demonstrate progress or success?

The system is complete and now gives us a fuller understanding of how our target audiences for our products intersect. We can optimize internal and external processes as a result.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

The collaboration is tightly knit. Our key analysts work closely with The APP Solutions’ team to identify solutions to our needs. They helped us quickly define the project’s requirement and to get going on development. 

What did you find most impressive about this company?

The APP Solutions has developed a complex system from scratch and integrated it seamlessly into our pipeline. 

Are there any areas for improvement?

As the project unfolded, we found that more workshops were needed to improve communication and interaction. 

5.0
Overall Score We’re satisfied with our cooperation with The APP Solutions.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    The project lacks strict deadlines, but the team is highly organized and demonstrates a diligent work ethic.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    The APP Solutions has delivered exceptional work so far.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I’m highly likely to refer their team to colleagues in the future.

Text-Search Solution for Customer Service Outsourcer

"They’re very engaged and have become a dedicated part of our team." 

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

The APP Solutions is developing a customer service solution that utilizes machine learning to analyze text. Before full development, they prepared technical documentation and produced an MVP.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Kyiv, Ukraine
CEO, Customer Service Outsourcer
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Though development is still underway, the MVP clearly demonstrated the project’s potential. The APP Solutions has established a deep engagement, focusing their efforts on reducing costs and making process modifications to grow efficiency.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m the CEO of a global, outsourced customer service company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire The APP Solutions?

We needed to develop a big data, text-search solution to make our system more efficient and cost-effective.

What were your goals for this project?

Initially, we wanted to examine the plausibility of our theories regarding the improvement of our customer service. After that, we wanted to develop a solution that would drastically improve the system and make room for further developments.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

Before choosing a vendor, we worked out several project paths and decided an outsourced team would be more helpful than handling everything in-house. Many people referenced The APP Solutions as a trustworthy partner with expertise in machine learning.

Describe the project in detail.

They proposed a solution that optimized costs by using machine learning algorithms. Once the technical documentation was ready, they started working on an MVP. They’re now developing the full solution with semantic search and sentiment analysis features.

What was the team composition?

We’re working with backend specialists, a senior system architect, and a project manager.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any outcomes from the project that demonstrate progress or success?

We investigated all of our initial theories and are now moving forward with new ideas and features. We have published an MVP, and it’s easy to see the potential of our product. The system has become much easier for us to understand.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

We mainly communicate with their project manager, but we often consult with the system architect as well.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

They’re very engaged and have become a dedicated part of our team. Thanks to The APP Solutions, we’ve optimized our workflow and made the system cost-effective.

Are there any areas for improvement?

No, not at this point. Everything is going very well.

5.0
Overall Score They have the right stuff.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    There have been no delays.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    It's exactly what we expected.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I'll certainly recommend them.

iOS App Development for High-Load System

"The APP Solutions exceeded our expectations— we're extremely impressed by the quality of the end result."

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

The APP Solutions led the development and QA testing of an iOS application based on an existing backend system and design.

The Reviewer
 
201-500 Employees
 
Ukraine
CEO, International E-Commerce Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The team's deliverables were high-quality and always done on time. They exceeded expectations in terms of understanding the industry and long-term app goals. Despite a slightly elongated timeline due to no fault of the team, project management and communication was virtually flawless.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I'm the CEO of an international e-commerce product company. We offer solutions in the fields of career-building and educational projects. I'm responsible for developing our business strategies over short- and long-term objectives.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire The APP Solutions?

We already had a website where customers could purchase our products. In order to retain and perpetuate growth, we needed a mobile application for iOS. We had a backend and a design scheme ready to go but to develop the rest, we hired The APP Solutions.

What were your goals for this project?

Since more and more users are switching to mobile devices, it was critical for us to leverage that trend and expand our target market. We also wanted the app to be minimal and user-friendly.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

The APP Solutions was recommended to us by our partner. After initial discussions, we received a project estimate from their business analyst and decided to move forward with that budget and scope.

Describe the project in detail.

Over several meetings with their development team, we provided them with the documentation for the application so that they could fully comply with our existing backend. Initially, they also led the QA and testing. But right before the release, we conducted joint testing before putting the app in full use.

What was the team composition?

The APP Solutions team consisted of an iOS developer, a QA engineer, and a project manager.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any outcomes from the project that demonstrate progress or success?

We don't have download numbers yet because we are currently in the App Store release stage of the project. However, we are highly satisfied with the outcome. The APP Solutions team delivered an app with almost no bugs. We are planning to reengage them for further refinement of the app and the addition of new features.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

The development process went at a reasonable pace. Despite both of our teams working closely together on different parts of the project, there were no problems across all the communication channels. They consistently kept us informed and had their deliverables done on time.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

The APP Solutions exceeded our expectations— we're extremely impressed by the quality of the end result. Due to the complexity of the system, we were afraid that non-internal personnel wouldn't understand the processes but The APP Solutions team comprehended the goal of the app effortlessly.

Are there any areas for improvement?

In general, we are delighted. The project took a little more time than originally estimated, but that was expected due to the peculiarity of our system and the fact that the company couldn't know all the aspects ahead of time.

5.0
Overall Score They surpassed expectations across the board.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Cost and value were very reasonable.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    We're extremely satisfied.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

App Development for Hospitality Company

“They were able to offer creative ideas that enhanced our original vision.”

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

The APP Solutions built the MVP version of an Android app. After developing the backend, they integrated their UI/UX designs and a third-party SDK. Extensive QA testing was also administered.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
London, UK
Davide Palo
CEO, Passportscan Ltd.
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

With the check-in process reduced to 20 seconds, the MVP app has already proven to be a helpful tool within the travel industry. The app’s astonishing speed, remarkable accuracy, and user-friendly navigation have also garnered praise. The APP Solutions delivered a phenomenal product at a rapid pace.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am the CEO of PassportScan Ltd., a hospitality company that specializes in international travel.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with The APP Solutions?

We wanted to build a mobile app that streamlines the hotel check-in process, but we didn’t have enough resources to create the platform internally. 

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

The APP Solutions was brought in to build the MVP version of our app concept for Android. They spent two weeks reviewing our tech data before moving on to create wireframe models with user stories that represent our target audience. Once the documentation was confirmed, their team produced three UI/UX design concepts for us to approve. After finalizing our decision, they developed the app per our requirements. An SDK from a third-party vendor was integrated, so extensive testing QA testing was necessary.

What is the team composition?

Our account was assigned to one of their project managers, who oversaw a business analyst, designer, Android developer, and QA engineer.

How did you come to work with The APP Solutions?

We reached out to them after seeing their company mentioned on a B2B service list. Their impressive portfolio had a significant influence on our hiring decision.

How much have you invested with them?

We've spent less than $50,000 for their services.

What is the status of this engagement?

They began working on the app since December 2018.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The app has helped us shorten the exhaustive check-in process down to 20 seconds. We are very pleased with The APP Solutions’ work. Several tech professionals have praised the platform’s speed and accuracy, while users are enjoying the seamless navigation.

How did The APP Solutions perform from a project management standpoint?

They were highly responsive and agile throughout the engagement. We established a timeline, but they managed to produce the final deliverables before the deadline.

What did you find most impressive about them?

The APP Solutions truly understood our business goals, so they were able to offer creative ideas that enhanced our original vision.

Are there any areas they could improve?

At the beginning of the project, we experienced a few problems regarding the timeline and budget estimations. Fortunately, increased communication was enough to rectify those issues.

5.0
Overall Score We are extremely happy with their results.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    All of their work was completed before the deadline.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Their prices are optimal in comparison to similar companies.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    The APP Solutions delivered exceptional work.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I am very likely to recommend their services to other professionals.

Android Development for Event Planning App

"Their project managers are some of the best in the world."

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

The App Solutions developed an Android mobile app that helped users find and create meetups. 

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
San Francisco, United States
Yuan Chang
Founder, Instance LLC
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The app launched successfully, received a great deal of positive feedback, and sparked interest among potential partners. The App Solutions eliminates stress and confusion through their smooth workflow and friendly, professional attitude. Their thoughtful expertise sets them apart.  

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I'm the founder of Instance LLC. I oversee administration and financial management.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire The APP Solutions?

I had an exciting new idea. 

What were your goals for this project?

I wanted to build an app that allowed people all over the world to create instantaneous local events on their schedule, instead of merely waiting for the weekend for activities. This flies in the face of every other event app, but fits the modern lifestyle far better.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

I spent a long time exhaustively searching online and asking my friends and connections in the industry. Other companies were too stiff and didn't care about my goals. I chose The App Solutions because of the positive, supportive attitude that permeates everything they do.

Describe the project in detail.

We spent more than a year working together. 

We created an efficient, detailed design document and jumped into development. They adapted to new ideas and gave me many creative solutions. App development is a living thing, and they brought the project to life. Even now, during beta testing, I feel totally supported and confident because of their knowledge, talent, and communication skill.

What was the team composition?

The App Solutions is a fairly large, talented team of project managers, account managers, and programmers who move together as a cohesive and cooperative team.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any outcomes from the project that demonstrate progress or success?

We're live on Google Play, we're speaking with large potential partners, and we've received tremendous positive attention on social media. All this is possible because of The App Solutions. They went far beyond the call of duty to make it happen.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

Our workflow is tremendously good. Their project managers are some of the best in the world. They're extremely patient and capable, and they lay out all my options. Since we're all friends now, our interactions are conversational but also professional, efficient, and stress-free. The team cares about my success and does their best to find solutions. I cannot emphasize enough how invaluable this intangible quality is.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

The driving force behind The App Solutions is the people. Companies are nothing without talent and heart. Our culture of mutual respect and friendship efficiently translates ideas into reality. I will continue to use their services for years.

Are there any areas for improvement?

Honestly, I have no suggestions. I have app development experience, so I know the good and the bad. I didn't know how smoothly development could go until I met their team.

5.0
Overall Score Because of them, I believe anything is possible. It's profound.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    It's fast and painless. They're always available to respond to emails.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    The App Solutions gives industry-leading work for a totally fair price.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They're friendly, professional, efficient, reasonable, and transparent.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I've told everyone I know about them.

Mobile App & Software Dev for Marketing Consultancy Agency

“I’ve been impressed with every resource I’ve had the pleasure of working with.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
June 2015 - Oct. 2018
Project summary: 

The APP Solutions is a go-to development partner for a marketing firm. With experience in advertising technology, they’ve created multiple solutions ranging from booking systems to internal management tools.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
New York, New York
James York
President, Oscar Diggs Digital
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The APP Solutions helps test new ideas and build experimental solutions that can be leveraged internally and shared with clients, improving both operational efficiency and market position. Their team is reliable and competent, delivering high-quality work that consistently exceeds expectations.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the president and founder of Oscar Diggs Digital. We’re a marketing consultancy.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with The APP Solutions?

I’ve worked with The APP Solutions with multiple companies on a variety of projects, both internal and external. They’re my go-to development partner, handling every challenge I throw their way.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

At this point, I’ve completed several projects with The APP Solutions. In an engagement a few years ago, their team helped my company with a project for a client. They developed a booking system with a custom interface and integrated it with an existing website’s backend. The APP Solutions created the user flow, connected APIs, and provided custom code. They turned a strictly informational website into a fully interactive booking system for the client’s customers.

On another project, The APP Solutions helped us to build out and develop an MVP for a new advertising service we were creating. They were involved in the product development and conceptualization processes and handled our backend integration. They also connected the ad hoc solution we started with on our own to Google's APIs to create an automated workflow that streamlined our user's experience and reduced the amount of time it took to manage the tool internally. Unfortunately, the base service within Android that we were building our solution on top of was retired by Google, but the project had managed to get quite a few pilot clients before that thanks to the great work The APP Solutions delivered for us. Without their help, this project never would have gotten past the proof of concept stage and been able to become an MVP, with active paying customers.

What is the team composition?

I speak to the CEO before we start any project to share my needs and ideas. He connects me with a project manager, who will lead a larger team of resources. Over the course of my relationship with The APP Solutions, I’ve worked with about four project managers in total—all of them have been top-notch.

How did you come to work with The APP Solutions?

I have a large network in Eastern Europe and have worked with several development companies there over the years. The APP Solutions is the one I've stuck with and will keep coming back to.

How much have you invested with them?

I’ve spent about $30,000–$35,000 in total, including both internal and external projects.

What is the status of this engagement?

I first engaged The APP Solutions in June 2015, and we’ve done several projects with them since. We just finished our last one in October 2018. We don’t have an active engagement at the moment, but we have another one on the horizon and will be working with them again soon.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

They’ve been instrumental in our internal success. We’re a marketing agency, so we don’t have in-house development resources. The APP Solutions enables us to test new ideas and build experimental solutions that we can leverage internally and offer to our clients. We have a competitive edge over market competitors because not many agencies produce their own advertising and marketing software solutions. They help us improve our company operations and client relationships, executing any idea or vision we share with them.

How did The APP Solutions perform from a project management standpoint?

They’re an insanely responsive and competent team. I’ve been impressed with every resource I’ve had the pleasure of working with. They are timely, organized, and proactive. It’s clear that they care about their clients. They actively try to understand the reasons behind each project—they don’t just execute based on the requirements that we provide. Because they understand those nuanced details, they’re able to provide feedback and suggestions to improve the final product. We treat them as a partner rather than an outsourced team. Overall, our workflow is easy and fluid.

What did you find most impressive about them?

When I first engaged them, they were a different company that soon merged with The APP Solutions. I’ve watched them evolve, and they’re moving in the direction of advertising and marketing technology. It’s an added value to their business because they not only understand technical tools and elements, but they also understand the strategies driving them.

For example, an internal project that they helped us with involved proximity marketing. When we shared the concept with The APP Solutions, they were already familiar with the technology we planned on using. They added valuable insight into our development roadmap, improving our vision for the final product.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, I’m happy with everything about them. They’re reasonably priced, responsive, skilled, and friendly. I have absolutely nothing negative to say, which is why our relationship has lasted so long.

Any advice for potential customers?

Clients should treat them like a doctor—tell them everything and don’t be shy. If their team is aware of every business challenge and roadblock, they’ll deliver a product that solves each problem. They’ve added value to all of our projects.

5.0
Overall Score We’ve developed a strong rapport over the years. I trust their team, and I can confidently rely on them.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They’re pretty good at estimating timelines for each sprint. They manage expectations properly.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They deliver nearly perfect code. There’s not a lot of back and forth or bug fixes because they anticipate issues beforehand.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I refer them regularly.

App for Management Consulting Diagnostic Tool

"The design and the running of the app is exactly what we wanted."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
May 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

A fully functioning proof of concept mobile app was built to collect and aggregate survey responses into management reports.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Switzerland
Founder, sparkChief
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Fast responses and an accommodating approach led to a successful first engagement. While there was unexpected turnover on the team during the short project, the transition was handled well and there wasn't any negative impact. 

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

We are a consulting firm and we have a methodology that we implement in our clients' organizations to help them assess what percentage of the client's employees are aligned with the business strategy. We created a model with diagnostic and multiple assessment methods.

I am the founder of the company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with The App Solutions?

One of the diagnostic tools we use was developed with the help of The App Solutions. It's a data collection tool where, once a month, users log in and input their data. We use that data to produce certain reports for individuals as well as for organizations. The tool facilitates the methodology that we implement in our clients' organizations.

How did you come to work with The App Solutions?

I researched a lot of companies all around the world online, including in Europe, in the U.S., and even in emerging markets as well as locally. I contacted three of them and one of the criteria for actually selecting The App Solutions is that they were very responsive when we first connected with them. They responded very quickly. The others responded in a week or two on average. Maybe our application or our project was limited in terms of budget. Others were not interested. The App Solutions didn't really care about you know how much money we were going to spend with them in the initial phase. We quickly became comfortable with them through our discussions which led to this project.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We're in the first phase of our development. Our first objective is to put something in a simplified form out into the market so that we could get users to engage with the first version. At the same time; however, at a minimum we would use this version to start collecting data from inside our clients' organizations from the employees that we work with directly. The main purpose of the app was to try to collect this information through a series of questions and create something nice looking and user friendly so that people feel at ease using the tool. We reached out to The App Solutions and asked if they could produce something like that for us.

We set up very precise objectives for the first version, including log ins, how to sign up, information about our company, how to contact us, etc. From there, we built the core of the application based on a 14 question form that I'll refer to as a questionnaire. Users answer these questions and are returned a radar-like chart and it tells you where you stand in terms of the four dimensions of our model. We collect that data across all users in an organization and produce a 20 page report for the company using our web-based backend functionality.

What is the team dynamic?

We had an account manager, a project manager, and then we had 2-3 developers that we were in direct contact with. They were very responsive. Whenever we send feedback, they would respond in the same day. Whenever we wanted changes, they were making changes in an acceptable time frame, usually 2-3 days. It was very good.

Our first project manager was very good and when they left, the replacement project management leader was very good, too. She was briefed well. The developers that we had contact with were very responsive. I was pleasantly surprised.

The account manager followed up on the development and made sure that what we were received was what we agreed to. Early on, there was an instance where they created a draft of something and I said this isn't what we agreed to and they very quickly cleared it up. Our coordination was good.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent around $12,600 on the first version.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started talking to them in early April. They started the development in May and worked 3.5-4 months total.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

How did The App Solutions perform from a project management standpoint?

I think they've performed very well. We didn't have any major delays. We had maybe two misunderstandings between our team and their team, but if you look back now in hindsight, it was probably caused more by us than them. You have to be precise with developers - if you're not, they'll do whatever they think is the right thing to do. They were very good from a deadline and project management perspective.

What did you find most impressive about them?

I'm very happy with the way the app is running. I was afraid it would be clunky and not responsive but its architecture is good. The design is very good. I took the lead on the because as a founder I wanted to have it look a certain way as much as I can within the budget I have. They helped and came up quite nice graphics and designs. The backend/admin part is okay - it's good. We have more we want to do there. The design and the running of the app are exactly what we wanted.

Are there any areas they could improve?

They changed people PMs while we were doing the project. Three months is a very short period so we just may not have been lucky in that sense. When you work on a project, you don't want to just change people in the middle of the project but they reacted very quickly. They put in people who were very good but we were apprehensive when we heard that our account manager and project manager left. I would say they should try to keep their team stable. That is not a confidence building moment when you are working with them remotely. Luckily, it didn't impact us very much but it could have.

We have an admin backend that is good, but I think they could use something much better than that - it's pretty basic. It is good and provides the information we agreed to, but they could make it more robust.

5.0
Overall Score We were very satisfied.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    It's not a bad thing, I'm just more demanding.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    I'm super happy with the quality.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I would definitely recommend them.

iOS and Android Development for Enterprise Marketing Solution

"It was very high-quality development at a good price."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
4.5
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
May - Oct. 2015
Project summary: 

The App Solutions was hired as an outsourcing partner to provide technical consultation as well as developing an SDK for the iOS and Android applications. 

The Reviewer
 
Startup
 
Vancouver, Canada
Founder, Enterprise Marketing Solution
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Despite the brief nature of the engagement, The App Solutions made an overwhelmingly positive impact, proving to be instrumental in the project's success. The development was a great value for the money and they come highly recommended. 

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

We provide a push-notifications marketing solution aiming to cut costs for enterprise businesses. Our startup was launched in early-2013 and acquired in November of that year by a Canadian mobile engagement solutions provider.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with The App Solutions?

We started out with a small team. We didn't have any full-time mobile developers, and the first version of our software had been developed by one of our founders, who had a background in backend programming. It was slow and ineffective, which is why we contacted The App Solutions' team.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

The App Solutions has provided consultation for our technical questions, also helping with the architecture of our backend solution. The App Solutions provided iOS and Android development, but we handled the backend coding in-house.

We also needed to develop an SDK [software development kit] for the Android and iOS platforms, which required around 15 hours of work. We didn't want to hire developers for this work, given that the core of our system consisted of the backend, not the development libraries. The App Solutions helped us launch these 2 libraries, which came to be one of the reasons our company was acquired.

How did you come to work with The App Solutions?

The App Solutions was recommended by a couple of our friends, as well as by our seed investor. We were a small company in need of fast results. The App Solutions guaranteed that they could provide the workforce for our tasks immediately.

How much have you invested with The App Solutions?

Our project with The App Solutions consisted of 50–70 hours of work, at a rate of $35 per hour. The backend consultation was provided for free.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with The App Solutions in May 2015, but our consultation process may have started a couple of months before that time. The development part of our work took around 6 weeks to complete.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

I don't have any metrics to share, but I am certain that our SDKs were the reason why we received interest from our parent company and several others.

The SDKs were developed in only a couple of weeks. It was a great experience, and we didn't need to wait long for results.

As our internal team focused on web and push notifications, The App Solutions helped us cover the mobile app portion of the work. Before the autumn of 2015, we already had a fully-featured solution for mobile, the web, and desktops.

How did The App Solutions perform from a project management standpoint?

We have treated The App Solutions' team as our friends. The collaboration was both personal and professional, and it was a pleasure to work with The App Solutions, even when we identified bugs in the first versions.

What did you find most impressive about The App Solutions?

The App Solutions provided free and detailed consultation for our company. They worked hard and made us understand the process. We may not have a comparison point, but we're happy to have worked with The App Solutions.

Are there any areas The App Solutions could improve?

The project was not very long. The App Solutions provided the best developers for us, especially on iOS. Their team lead also performed well and took responsibility for the job. I have no critiques.

4.5
Overall Score
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    We have worked on Android and iOS sequentially, but we would have preferred to have both versions done at the same time.
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    It was very high-quality development at a good price.
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    We have had some revisions, but The App Solutions performed well.
  • 4.5 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I have already recommended The App Solutions to a couple of companies. They're doing a great job, and I respect them as businessmen.

iOS App Update for Software Developer

"I appreciate the quality of their work."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Feb. 2019 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

The APP Solutions made three updates to an existing iOS app.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Johannesburg, South Africa
CEO, Software Development Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The team utilized its effective workflow to deliver a functional and successful update.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I'm the CEO of a small software development company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire The APP Solutions?

We needed an update to an existing iOS app.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We've been working with them for the past three years.

Describe the project in detail.

They made three enhancements to our existing app.

What was the team composition?

Their team included a developer and a QA analyst.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any outcomes from the project that demonstrate progress or success?

They successfully updated our app.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

I've never had a problem with their services. Their management has been effective.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

I appreciate the quality of their work.

Are there any areas for improvement?

No, we’re completely satisfied.

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

Consultation for Android UX Development

"I was extremely impressed by the project manager’s friendliness and eagerness to suggest ideas."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
4.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Aug 2018 - Sep. 2018
Project summary: 

The APP Solutions provided extensive consultation toward an Android development project. They helped refine the scope, discuss user engagement and monetization options, and create interactive wireframes.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
London
Freelance Digital Designer
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The APP Solutions’ input was valuable in the process of paring down the original scope and determining a more reasonable course of action. The team succeeds in providing thoughtful insight and eagerly offering suggestions. They are mindful of schedules and have excellent soft skills.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m a freelance digital designer.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire The APP Solutions?

I hired The APP Solutions to help me flesh out an idea of mine for an Android application.

What were your goals for this project?

I wanted to create an MVP that I could test the market with before launching a more extensive product in the future.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

I conducted an online search for app development companies. My primary deciding factors were anticipated cost and experience developing similar applications.

Describe the project in detail.

We discussed my initial ideas during a Skype call. We mutually decided that my plan was reaching too far and we should limit our engagement to developing an MVP for the time being. The APP Solutions team quickly produced mock-ups of the application and implemented my feedback to create interactive wireframes. Our teams also discussed user engagement strategies and monetization options. The APP Solutions team eventually delivered all technical documents and final wireframe files.

What was the team composition?

I worked with one project manager, one business analyst, and one UX designer.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any outcomes from the project that demonstrate progress or success?

Although the application has not been built and is still very much in a planning phase, The APP Solutions’ work has helped me tweak the idea so that it can be as effective as possible in the future.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

I worked very well with the project manager. They were very helpful and provided completed work within reasonable timeframes.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

I was extremely impressed by the project manager’s friendliness and eagerness to suggest ideas.

Are there any areas for improvement?

No. I didn’t have the appropriate solution in mind, but The APP Solutions’ work helped me refine my idea.

4.0
Overall Score Overall, I'm very pleased with the relationship.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Their work was always delivered according to schedule.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    I couldn't have asked for a better price.
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    I could have benefitted from more mature design ideas.
  • 4.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I would refer them based on their friendliness and technical experience.