Delivering Bespoke Mobile Experience

Appinventiv has established itself as a leading company in the mobility space within a short span of time. We have a team of adept mobile strategists, UX/UI designers and app developers who forms the core of its operations across US, Europe and APAC.

We have client base that spreads across emerging startups and its Fortune 500 partners to provide delightful experience for its clients. Appinventiv has helped in the development of best-in-class mobile apps for 300+ clients, collaborating with its team of 200+ nerds.

 

Core competencies

  • Mobile Development
  • iPhone Development
  • iPad Development
  • Android Development
  • Wearable Development
  • IoT
  • iBeacon
  • Web Development
  • HTML 5
  • UI/UX Design
  • Chatbot

Being a Technology Partner of our esteemed clients, we've built apps that:

  • Topped paid and free charts in multiple countries and languages
  • Generated over $500 million in revenue for our clients.
  • Received over $100 million in VC funding
 
$10,000+
 
< $25 / hr
 
50 - 249
 Founded
2014
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Noida, India
headquaters
  • Appinventiv
    H-23, Second Floor, Sector - 63
    Noida, UP 201301
    India
    91.88.2690.9998
other locations
  • Appinventiv
    Empire Heights
    Business Bay Dubai
    United Arab Emirates
    +971-42779 599
  • Appinventiv
    79 Madison Ave
    Manhattan, NY 10001, NY 10001
    United States
    +1-5163602786
  • Appinventiv
    3rd Floor, 86-90 Paul Street
    London EC2A 4NE
    United Kingdom
    +44 (0) 20 7101 3888

Portfolio

Key clients: 
  • Khaleez times 
  • Kmart
  • GSMA
  • GOI (Govt of India)
  • NexgTV
  • Alfuttaim Group
  • NCR retails
  • SuperTech
  • Dainik Bhaskar
  • Tech M
  • DoubleU

SoKompare

SoKompare is Kenya's most trusted online marketplace for Cars, Insurance and Banking services. The platform allows you to buy, sell and compare any model of car, insurance quotes and banking services from the convenience of your mobile phone.

PURECO

We live in a noisy world and so we created Pureco to help you make sound decisions. Do you want to find a quiet cafe to discuss business or chat with friend? On a specific day or time? Pureco can help! Our mobile app uses crowd-sourcing to help you find location with noise levels that suits your needs.

Cruze

Cruze is a mobile app that connects car users to designated valet drivers seamlessly to help get you and your car home safely. Our intention is to use innovative solution to revolutionise the drink driving phenomenon today. Utilising technologies and current resources to disrupt the traditional and mundane method of Drive Home Service.

Glubbr-Turn your location into a happening hub

Glubbr lets you create or join "Hubs" around you, wherever you are. Think of Glubbr "Hub" as a huge Bubble you create at your location where people can easily break the ice and have fun interacting with everyone inside the bubble without having to know them.

Agro-Ecosystems

Mountain Agro-Ecosystems Action Network (MAAN) brings together Rural Service Providers and all those who have any interest in nutrition in mountain areas for sharing information and supporting people in order to improve the nutrition situation. People with interest in nutrition in mountain agro-ecosystems can join the MAAN network.

Blurshot- Turn your Photos into a Guessing Game

A unique social networking app that comes with an interesting feature where users can blur a segment in any picture. It can be unblurred provided certain activities like a pre-defined number of likes, comments or shares occur.

Save Abhi- A Budgeting App That Helps You Save Money

SaveAbhi is just a delight with its bright and simple design. This is a great option to get you started budgeting with just a few quick, easy steps. It is designed to help you save money.

Rapnzl- Discover Top Hair Professionals

Rpnzl is the easiest way to browse photos, get inspired, read reviews and find local deals on hairstyles. At your fingertips: search and book for your next hairstyle appointment all on your phone.

Sytup- Discover & Share

Sytup is the easiest way to follow, share and find your fitness influencers.

The best part is, you can select a category of your own choice and get your preferred influencers related to that category.

Change Abhi- Raising Awareness Towards Social Cause

An app that is aimed to raise awareness about social issue of the society. It lets users to share pictures, videos and documents that they capture from surroundings.

FrontDoor - Get Groceries & Products at your Doorstep

A unique way to order from a wide range of products starting from groceries to personal care and get it delivered right at your doorstep.

Pile In- Share Rides in Real Time Free!

PileIn finds you nearby friends and connects you with them so that you can share rides in real-time for free.

MyDay-The must have app when you are planning for your birthday.

MyDay makes your day special with the exclusive deals, discounts, gifts and amazing offers. You can also add your photo albums, invite your friends and add a countdown for your bithday.

Looky Loo- Buy & Sell Things, You No Longer Use!

Browse or Search to shop for what your're looking for, nearby!

Create a video, Tag a price to things you want to sell, write a quick description and sell the things you no longer use.

Star Hub- Be the "Extraordinary" Fan!

Star Hub brings all the social activities of the most desired stars and your favorite TV channels under one roof for you.

Papr- A Photobank in your smartphone!

A photobank in your bank!

PAPR allows you to shoot photos of your favorite celebrities, upload it and find millions of photos bank client's across the world to sell the photos

MoonStones- Lifestyle App for Apple Watch

Moonstones help you to vitalize and develop self consciousness with its amazing watch app extention. Easy to use and uncomplicated navigation structure, makes this app one of the best apps in appstore.

Kmart

An iPhone App for "Store Managers Conference 2015" by Third Largest Discount Store Chain in the World.

Mahindra Rise- Redefining Logistics Landscape

Keeping technology at the core, Mahindra Rise is redefining the logistics landscape, making it reliable and efficient. Our comprehensive approach to logistic problems create impact on the entire ecosystem of transportation, which stitches across large number of livelihoods.

Travel Ease- The Only Paperless Travel Experience

The Travel App That Keeps Up With You! Share your plans with friends & family. Get instant access to your documents - wherever and whenever you need them. Check out its full view here: https://www.behance.net/gallery/32929539/Travel-Ease-The-Only-Paperless-...

Gftr- Gift Your Friends Exactly What They Want.

An app that lets you gift your friends exactly what they want. Check out its full view here: https://www.behance.net/gallery/32582905/Gftr-Gift-Your-Friends-Exactly-...

ET StartUp Awards- An iPad App for the Jury

An iPad app for one of the biggest names in news publication for their upcoming awards were jury can view and judge nominations with ease. Check out its full view here: https://www.behance.net/gallery/32018399/ET-StartUp-Awards-An-iPad-App-f...

Parking Caddie- Parking Made Easy!

Parking Caddie is a beacon app that shows you where open parking spaces are right now. You can check the facilities offered including car washing, available coupon codes, history of previous car parking updates, profile manage and many more, at the same time. Check out its full view here: https://www.behance.net/gallery/35865937/Parking-Caddie-Parking-Made-Easy

TimeKeeper

To bring buyers, sellers and traders together, TimKeeper has given a big boost and taken on a modern spin to centuries-old bartering and trading system. You can share and barter your services on TimeKeeper which connects you via a chat messenger. Discover people around you, find services of others, chat with them and exchange your services. You can even create virtual money for your services and can bid them, too. Check out its full view here: https://www.behance.net/gallery/28886487/Timekeeper-Case-Study-for-Consu...

StyleFind

StyleFind is an ultimate style planner and Shopping app - revolving around the clothes in your closet and the clothes you love to have. You can easily mix and match your favourite clothers in a fun and easy manner. Check out its full view here: https://www.behance.net/gallery/28708187/StyleFind-Case-Study-for-a-Fash...

Snap' n Save

With Snap n Save, understanding the world around you and getting deals has never been easier. Simply take a picture of any object and Sanp n Save uses mobile visual search technology to tell you what it is and will show you the best deals associated with the object. The Snap n Save app provides fast, accurate reaults. Snap a picture, learn more. That's it. Check out its full view here: https://www.behance.net/gallery/31305927/Snap-n-Save-Click-Pictures-Get-...

Big Brother - The official Channel 5 Big Brother app now available!

Big Brother's PM have everything you want to know! PM helps you get the latest Big Brother spoilers and updates delivered with the best content on exclusive night var Channel 5 and lets you vote on the dynamics of Big Brother. Check out its full view here: https://www.behance.net/gallery/31304765/PM-App-Official-Channel-5-Big-B...

Reward Haus - Redeem Points and Get Exciting Deals and Offers!

Get instant free online shopping deals, coupons, promotions and freebies for tons of categories and products. Check out its full view here: https://www.behance.net/gallery/29816595/Reward-Haus-Redeem-Points-Get-E...

ZipRide - Getting around the city was never so easy!

Getting around a city is just a single tap away! ZipRide allows you to book a taxi or an executive car and get to that all important business meeting, your favourite restaurant or the next shopping spree in style. Now, quick, safe and reliable is right at your fingertips. Check out its full view here: https://www.behance.net/gallery/29404643/ZipRide-Getting-around-the-city...

Incredible India- Let's Explore India

Incredible India helps you collect ideas for your trips and getaways. It lets you plan your trips in seconds without missing anything important. You can do it in a visual and simple way, with over 10,000 locations and 300,000 places, activities and unique experiences available. Check out its full view here | https://www.behance.net/gallery/25334673/Incredible-India-iPhone-App

Loc8Deals - Find Best Deals, Catalogues and Coupons

Loc8Deals is one stop destination to get notified about amazing deals, coupons & offers from over 600 best Online Shopping Websites worldwide. With a powerful online community option for shoppers posting, reviewing & rating the offers from various e-commerce stores is also available in the app. We bring you the latest, active & often hidden deals and coupons. Check out its full view here | https://www.behance.net/gallery/26147079/Loc8Deals-Offers-Coupon-Apps

456 Taxi Cab - The world's fastest taxi app!

The world’s fastest free taxi app that allows you to easily book a taxi and track it in real time, with just a tap of a button. It lets you simply choose the taxi you like, instantly receive your driver details, track the taxi to your address, and pay after completion of the trip. You can view your travel history, modify or cancel trips, book return or repeat journeys with ease. Check out its full view here | https://www.behance.net/gallery/25300609/456-Taxi-Cab-The-worlds-fastest...

WalkFit- An app for fitness freaks!

WalkFit is for fitness freaks—it's for everyone who wants to track an activity, including walking, cycling, skiing, hiking or running. It offers you important and huge details that will help you reach your fitness goals. The interface is seamless, polished, and the instructions for quick workouts are clear. It has many fitness exercises and workouts for training at your gym or at home. And, also it helps you – Track Workouts, Running, Cycling, Walking, and Calorie Counter. WalkFit community provides a way to connect with other fitness freaks. It offers to log over 500 different types of workouts; record GPS-based activities to view detailed stats; log on to the web to join challenges, connect devices and view 24/7 activity data. Check out its full view here | https://www.behance.net/gallery/25166615/WalkFit-An-app-for-fitness-freaks

NewStone

The NewStone brings you news from the most reputed over 10 best English-language newspapers. With NewsFeed you can stay updated with the lastest and hottest news and follow your favorite Blogs, Sites and forums via RSS FEED. Check out its full view here| https://www.behance.net/gallery/25195617/Newstone-Stay-updated-with-late...

EmotiChat

Emotichat allows you to chat with millions of people nearby or around the world, make new friends, be social, flirt, play games and more, all free. You can chat free from hundreds of chat rooms and forums, or start your own 1-1 or group chats. Check out its full view here | https://www.behance.net/gallery/26435641/EmotiChat-The-Ultimate-Chat-App

UCLA Bruins- An Official App

The UCLA Bruins app is the official app for sports team of University of California, which participates in NCAA Division I as part of the Pacific-12 Conference and the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation. The UCLA Bruins are the sports teams for University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). The Bruin men's and women's teams participate in NCAA Division I as part of the Pacific-12 Conference and the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF). Check out its full view here | https://www.behance.net/gallery/26108697/UCLA-Bruins-Official-App

Stay Fit - A Health and Fitness App

Stay Fit helps you track records your path, speed, distance, and elevation while you walk, run, bike, or do anything else outdoors. While recording, you can view your data live, annotate your path, and hear periodic voice announcements of your progress. An ultimate health and fitness app that connects trainers to trainees in an Uber like fashion. If you want a personal trainer for any particular sport, Stay Fit will seamlessly connect you with one. If you simply want to play a particular sport, Stay Fit will connect you with a person who wants to play that sport as well. Check out its full view here | https://www.behance.net/gallery/25564051/Stay-Fit-Your-one-way-guide-to-...

Reviews

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Development of Task Fullfilment Apps & Admin Panel

"There’s nothing I could put my finger on, but they’ve impressed me all the way."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
June 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

AppInventiv is developing and designing an app natively for both iOS and Android. They are also developing the admin panel and website, and will help make the platform available in multiple languages.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Haugesund, Norway
Founder, JobCaster
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

AppInventiv has exceled so far in project management, staying on-deadline and under budget. They provide consistent daily communication and clear updates, and are impressive in their design capabilities. The AppInventiv team is overall helpful, understanding, experienced, and knowledgeable.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

Jobcaster is a new company founded in August 2016. We provide website development and SEO services for businesses in Norway. I am the founder of the company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Appinventiv?

We have started an app project which we outsourced to AppInventiv. It’s a service app for people needing to get small tasks done. We got the idea from a Norwegian company which provides a similar service through a website. We thought that we could create an app for the task, making it more efficient and cheaper. We also looked at Airtasker, an Australian app that has achieved this with great success. We have done a few small changes to our own app, in order to bring our own touch to the application.

It’s a service app which allows job and service providers to connect with people posting chores and small jobs. People who need it can find some extra income.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

AppInventiv is developing our native app for iOS and Android. The platform will be available in Norwegian and English, and it will feature an admin panel and website. I am not a technical person, but I have been learning the process. I don’t have all the technical knowledge around the project.

How did you come to work with AppInventiv?

I was directed by a former colleague to Clutch. He said the site was the place to go when outsourcing this type of service. I evaluated 3-4 companies, one from Poland (which would have been nearer to Norway, geographically), but the one which most impressed us was AppInventiv. I looked at their website, past work, and team.

How much have you invested with AppInventiv?

The budget for this product is $700,000. We will translate the application into multiple languages, and will undergo multiple trial runs. It will be a global app, which is why the budget is so high.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with AppInventiv in June 2017. We’re not halfway there, but we have had a very good start on the project. Around 35-40% of the work has been done.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We haven’t begun testing the product.

How did AppInventiv perform from a project management standpoint?

The process is going along well in terms of budget, and we have not gone over it. I’m quite impressed with the project management. AppInventiv has a good system for follow-ups, and they’ve kept in touch through daily meetings on Skype. I am kept in the loop on all details, so I’m overall happy.

I am working directly with a project manager. He is quite experienced in terms of design. We are using Basecamp as a project management tool. Designs and wireframes are shared through it, and I have a good view of all that happens in the development process.

What did you find most impressive about AppInventiv?

There’s nothing I could put my finger on, but they’ve impressed me all the way. AppInventiv has provided a lot of design lately, creating what I was looking for. I’m quite impressed.

Are there any areas AppInventiv could improve?

I’m not very experienced with building an app, but I’ve been overall happy with AppInventiv. I’m not sure what they could do differently. I was a bit unsure during the initial contact, given that AppInventiv is based in a different country, and my English is not that good. I wasn’t sure if the communication would be good enough for me to illustrate what the project should be. I was afraid that there would be some mix-ups, but things have gone well.

5.0
Overall Score The team is experienced and knowledgeable.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    AppInventiv set milestone dates for the development, and met all the goals.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Doing this project in Norway would be a lot more expensive. Norwegian companies are also not as good at app development.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

iOS Development of a Home Goods Sharing App

"Appinventiv had a great price point, and I felt comfortable with their people."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Aug. 2016 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Appinventiv created a local platform for borrowers/lenders, incorporating messaging, payment integration, and ID verification measures for iOS. They now manage updates and will be tasked with developing the Android version.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
San Diego, California
JJ Ullrich
Founder, Yuzit
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Beta testing the app with 50 users drew overwhelmingly positive feedback, thanks to the product’s reliable performance and unique service offering. Appinventiv’s responsiveness and ability to provide realistic goals to accommodate time constraints and tight parameters set them apart. 

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization.

I am the Founder of Yuzit, a company that’s developed a local product-sharing app. Our app lets anyone make money by lending items they own and/or save money by borrowing items they need. This essentially allows people to add value to the stuff they already own instead of purchasing new products, simply by harnessing and using the huge ecosystem of products we have around us every day. 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What business challenge were you trying to address with Appinventiv?

I wanted to build an app that supported my vision of creating the largest product-sharing marketplace in the U.S. today. My company needed a solution that would allow us to connect people locally so they could borrow and lend items. The app needed to have a messaging system and full payment integration with Stripe or on the backend with an API. We also needed to ensure transparency in our system. The app has ID verification, which lets users upload a photo of their driver’s license or state ID (front and back) to our admin panel. 

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their involvement in greater detail.

This product was the brainchild of a problem-solution situation I ran into when renovating my apartment. I couldn’t get the tools I needed. I couldn’t find a bicycle to borrow. Everything I wanted to use temporarily was difficult to locate, and I had to visit rental shops constantly. The whole process seemed very fragmented. Then, I thought, “Why can’t I solve my own problem?” I don’t have a tech background, so I just started doing the research and realized that I needed a partner.

I started by writing down my ideas and creating some wireframes. I explained my vision to Appinventiv, and they understood my goals and expectations. Once they had all that information, we started to work on the technical part.

The app was released in May 2017, and Appinventiv continues to provide maintenance. We’re working on a huge update right now, which is going to be finished next week so we can transition to our “go to market” strategy. Even though the product is on the App Store where people can download it, that’s not how we want to do our launch. So, once we get these final updates through, I think we’ll be able to do the big launch.

Right now the Android version is cost-prohibitive. We want to get a lot of traction with our iOS version. Once that’s going, within the next 6–8 months, we will start Android development because we don’t want to miss 55% of the market share.

How did you come to work with Appinventiv?

I looked at quite a few companies for 8 hours a day. I read about firms throughout Europe, the U.S., South America, and Asia. Of course, firms in the U.S. were ridiculously overpriced. South American and European companies were good, but India was the best. Once I narrowed it down to India, I went through several websites that listed the top app developers in India, narrowed my options down to 3 firms, and looked for reviews. I used Clutch for part of my research and Google for a deep dive. Appinventiv had a great price point, and I felt comfortable with their people.

Could you provide a sense of the size of this initiative in financial terms?

We’ve spent about $100,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with Appinventiv in August 2016 and have been partners ever since. 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any statistics or metrics from this engagement?

We did some beta testing with about 50 users in San Diego because that’s where we’re launching. The feedback is great, and everybody loves the app. A lot of people don’t realize that they need this resource until they see it. After looking at the market, it’s clear that there’s really nobody in this space in the U.S. Our first 50 users really enjoyed it. Based on their feedback, the app needs a few updates to reduce some of the navigation steps and limit the time it takes to close out the transaction. We’re working on incorporating those changes right now.

How did Appinventiv perform from a project management standpoint?

They set realistic goals based on my tight parameters and timeframe. They were able to finish the first version in a really solid and excellent way. When I made an adjustment, I would give them new timeframes, but they were flexible in being able to meet my needs. If they had to assign additional developers to meet the deadline, they did without increasing the price beyond what we’d agreed.

They offered great customer service. Our project manager, Prateek Agarwal, was the project lead and Amit Singh was the technical lead on the project. I worked with them on a daily basis. I also spoke to Dileep [Gupta, Chief Delivery Officer, Appinventiv]. I also got personal phone calls from their founder, Sudeep [Srivastava, CEO, Appinventiv], who wanted to speak on several occasions. 

Appinventiv assigned several different people to build logos and designs. They’re pretty much a full-stack team, and they provide everything I need in terms of development. In fact, due to a time constraint, I was recently assigned an even more experienced project manager to help get the app finalized.

We use Basecamp for project management and collaboration. We started by using Slack and some other channels, but Basecamp was a great tool. We’re constantly speaking with them and receiving daily updates. I also call them via Skype. The hardest part is the 13-hour time difference, especially because I’m traveling a lot. However, they were flexible in terms of working under time constraints and using Skype and Basecamp. Sometimes, they would even speak to me at midnight their time, which I really appreciated.

What distinguishes Appinventiv from other providers?

They’re constantly providing status updates to keep me in the loop.

Is there anything Appinventiv could have improved or done differently?

They could be more detailed in their communication, especially for someone like myself who doesn’t have a technical background. They did a great job overall, but they tend to communicate at a higher level. 

5.0
Overall Score I really enjoy working with them and may reach out to them for maintenance as well.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They’re great.
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Their quality is at least 80%. They delivered, but I think they could’ve been more focused on the details.  
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I’d certainly recommend them.

Development of Subscription Based Commerce Apps

"For what we invested, we probably got twice the value ... They’ve exceeded my expectations."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
Nov. 2016 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

AppInventiv created iOS & Android apps for a non-commitment oriented subscription-based company using a middleware gateway for POS integration. They provide ongoing enhancements and maintenance.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Atlanta, Georgia
Srinivas Somayajula
Founder, DrinkTicket
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

AppInventiv provided culturally sensitive, service-oriented work. Their timeliness and responsiveness were notable from the first interactions and helped them win the business. Proactive research and planning helped move things forward in a timely manner.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business or organization and what you do there.
I am one of the founders of Virtual Pass, a registered company in the state of Georgia. Our goal is to drive various different non-commitment oriented subscription base services. The one brand that we launched is called DrinkTicket. Basically, you can go to any restaurant or bar around town with whom we’ve partnered, and if you’re a subscribing member, you can get one drink on us every day and wherever you go.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What business challenge were you trying to address with AppInventiv?
I wanted an iPhone & Android based app. We went through a deliberation with them about whether we should use [cross-platform] frameworks like Ionic and some of those or whether we should go native. They helped me work through that as well as rationalize what container processor we should work with, the pros and cons of each, etc. They helped us with everything from high-level architecture, solutions, and design to specific detailed requirements.

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their involvement in greater detail.
We went through an entire deliberation of POS integration with our venue partners. I brought that forward to AppInventiv. They suggested ways we could use some middleware gateways like Omnivore to do POS integrations. Together we went through and contemplated the pros and cons of all the different options for what we were trying to accomplish. We came up with a solution that met in the middle and simplified it for us. Basically, we devised a unique redemption code that can be entered into the existing POS system by the staff at the restaurants and bars, and we didn’t have to bear the cost of doing middleware integrations and trying to facilitate the use of the thousands of different types and versions of POS systems out there. They really brought forward a simple solution by doing all that homework themselves and presenting us with all the options. Our pre-launch release for the Android/iOS apps was around January or February of 2017, and then the full upload to the stores was shortly thereafter. We still retain them for enhancements and maintenance.

How did you come to work with AppInventiv?
We found AppInventiv via UpWork. I reviewed about 45 different potential partners and shortlisted it down to 6, and then started engaging and deep diving with those 6. AppInventiv was one of them. Overall, their service-oriented nature, timeliness, and responsiveness were what stood out. They actively listened to what we were looking for and came back with proposals and options. The quality of their interactions is pretty high, and they follow through on their commitments. I saw signals of that as early as when they delivered on the proposal time frame. That’s why we decided to engage.

Could you provide a sense of the size of this initiative in financial terms?
About half a million dollars.

What is the status of this engagement?
We started working with them mid-October/November 2016 and have been working together since.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any statistics or metrics from this engagement?
We’re in 2 markets now, and we’re going to be launching another one shortly: Atlanta, Springfield, Missouri, and Pittsburgh. We have about 60 venues, and I think at last count we had around 3,000 users, of whom about 1,700 are paying subscribers. The AppInventive team has helped us develop the app and set up the servers on AWS. Everything is pretty stable, and it’s been good.

How did AppInventiv perform from a project management standpoint?
We have a dedicated project coordinator named Swati [Project Coordinator, AppInventiv]. She is a phenomenal, dedicated coordinator and has been pretty top notch in my book. We have calls twice a week. She’s pretty timely and responsive throughout the week and even sometimes on the weekends. We’ve got a meticulous plan to which we always track, and she’s kind of our primary point of contact from a project management perspective. She also handles any sort of effect management and escalations. I know our technical lead and our backend developer, and I’ve had calls here and there with the iOS and Android developers, though typically those conversations are filtered through the tech lead.

I’ve worked soup to nuts from confirming and validating requirements to wireframes to UI/UX and design and screen shots and then all the way to development as well. I looked at AppInventiv as a one-stop shop. They’re pretty good about taking the requirements and translating them into usable wireframes and deliberating on what the experience would and should be.

What distinguishes AppInventiv from other providers?
From a development standpoint, they always stay ahead of the game to understand what Apple and Android are doing. They try to read the signals and proactively let me know what changes are coming. The investment, innovation, and technical preparation on their side has been pretty impressive. The resources I’ve engaged with are knowledgeable, the overall development quality is high, and they understand things pretty quickly. They can find the right solutions and are top of the game. One concern I had in picking an offshore partner was whether they would be culturally aware or whether the design quality would be up to par.

Their designs are pretty solid, and they’ve exceeded my expectations. Another thing that really impressed me, and one of the other items that put them on the shortlist and then finally resulted in them being selected, was their awareness of cultural differences. I’d say about 95% of the time AppInventiv was pretty spot on even on the cultural things and understanding that sort of user experience.

Is there anything AppInventiv could have improved or done differently?
They are super strong on QA in general, and I think they put the right attention and level of focus on the complicated functionality but sometimes at the risk of some of the simpler things. There was a very occasional misspelling or error message that didn’t have a comma or a period or that sort of thing.

Do you have any recommendations for others considering working with AppInventiv?
The quality of work that you get will be correlated to the amount of attention and detail you bring forward to an organization. My recommendation to anybody hiring AppInventiv or anyone else is that there is a direct correlation between how detailed and transparent you are in your communications and the quality you will get back.

5.0
Overall Score It’s a great company. They make sure they’re delivering to exceed the client’s expectations. All in all, I’m very happy.
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    While they were not drastic delays where the entire business was impacted, there were a couple of launch dates or milestones that were delayed.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    For what we invested, we probably got twice the value of it. They’ve gone outside the scope of what we’ve asked for to deliver and make sure we’re happy.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Timeliness, responsiveness, and quality are pretty good. I used to be a developer and their code quality was pretty decent.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I would absolutely recommend them.

Series of Healthcare Software Deliverables

"They deliver what we ask for and listen to our feedback. They know what they’re doing."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
Oct. 2016 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

AppInventiv helps develop non-native apps, including a social app for health facilities, as well as programs for hardware devices. They often use an AngularJS framework with Swift, and APIs for other functions.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Frankfurt, Germany
Yassin Blal
Board Members, Videcorde
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

AppInventiv listens effectively to feedback and delivers exactly what is asked for. They have outstanding communication and deliver reliably good code. They’re able to provide support internally and to external customers, and are overall dedicated to coming through on their promises.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

Videcorde is a consulting firm. We develop cloud-based software in offerings to different health facilities. I’m a member of the executive team.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with AppInventiv?

We started a project called Care-Socius, which is a software for health facilities to connect with international patients. It’s a kind of social medical network.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We used the AngularJS framework with Swift. I tried to reduce the price as much as possible, so we are using normal frameworks with JavaScript and different APIs but no new languages. For example, we use the WeChat user authentication and Facebook authentication. The app is available for all devices which is why we’re using AngularJS. It’s not a native application for Android or iPhone. It’s a web application that you can open on your phone.

Two other projects we worked with them on were based on hardware. We have a hardware device that we developed and my customer needed to program the hardware device. We worked on the hardware ourselves and AppInventiv helped with the software. It was based on the same technologies as the current project.

How many resources were assigned to your project?

There was a project manager, two developers, two designers, and two technical analysts. There were eight to ten people on the team. They have been dedicated to our project full-time.

How did you come to work with AppInventiv?

I looked on the web for different companies in India. I contacted them and asked for different references. I checked out the applications that they’d already developed and they were nice, so I decided to hire them.

How much have you invested with AppInventiv?

The first project was $400,000 and the current project is $450,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with them October 2016. We’ve been working on the current project for two months. We will be doing more development work in the future. I need to see how it will do on the market. If I have a lot of users and people are interested in more functionalities, then we will develop more with them.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The first project is reaching 200,000 users for the Asian market. For the second project, we’re trying to reach 100,000 users in the first year. That includes users, patients, and customers on the hospital facility side. Each hospital facility would have 5-15 users and a lot of patients and customers. We sell the application to hospitals and they use it for all of their patients.

How did AppInventiv perform from a project management standpoint?

The projects are well-coded and the comments are in place, in English, on the standard of Java. That is important for me. They use Basecamp for project management.

What did you find most impressive about AppInventiv?

Their communication is very good and I think that’s most important. They deliver what we ask for and listen to our feedback. They know what they’re doing.

Are there any areas AppInventiv could improve?

They could have an office in Europe. Their support is really good. They provide Tier II support directly to our customers and the communication is good. They change what is needed within three working days.

5.0
Overall Score There were no issues.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    The price is fair and what they deliver is good. They deliver what I expect.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    The quality is excellent.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Mobile App Development for Social Restaurant Platform

"I don’t think we could find better quality for what we’re paying."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
3.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Jan. 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

AppInventiv assists with the creation of a startup iOS app by providing frontend development through map integration, social networking and calendar booking features, and API build-ins. 

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Los Angeles, California
Co-Founder, Social Restaurant Platform
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The in-progress product has already incorporated high-touch social features and engaging functionalities, thanks to AppInventiv’s time investments and detailed feature proposals. The team’s broad technical expertise and quick scaling ability continue to promote success. 

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

The company is a social network food app for iOS. I am one of the co-founders. 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with AppInventiv?

We needed to engage an agency with the ability to scale quickly. Like most startups, we have to play the cash-flow game. We’ve been basically bootstrapping this business as more of a side project. We’ve been self-funding, and my co-founder was able to build the backend very quickly—the database and APIs. We were slower in getting the frontend developed. It wasn’t our area of expertise, and we also both have full-time jobs, so it’s been difficult to juggle the two. We started reaching out to offshore dev shops to find one that could help us take the project to completion. 

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We’ve done all the UI/UX on our side, and we also built all the APIs, which are custom to our app. AppInventiv has been building the frontend. We’re building a pretty integrated, high-touch social network for food and restaurants, and I know they’ve integrated with several maps. We have a calendar booking request in it as well. Users will be able to share the app via text message and log in only via Facebook, which is one of the APIs they had to build in.

How did you come to work with AppInventiv?

We went on a site called AppFutura and posted our project. We received 50–60 inquiries from companies, and then we reviewed their past clientele and the verticals on which they focused. We wanted to see whether they had a SaaS [software as a service] focus, or e-commerce, or lifestyle. AppInventiv seemed to have a lot of experience in the space we’re playing in.

We interviewed seven dev shops in half-hour increments. In the interview, we were looking at their ability to understand our vision and what we were trying to do. Since they’re so far away, that was a very big point for us. A second aspect we reviewed was the extent to which they’re detail-oriented. Given the communication barrier and the time zone difference, communication would be key. So, we looked at how well we could communicate and understand each other. The last point was the price. We weren’t looking for the cheapest, but we wanted a competitive shop.

We ended up sending an RFP to two firms, including AppInventiv. We chose AppInventiv due to the attention to detail in their proposal. They took the time to dissect all the information we gave them and created a feature list within the proposal. It had every single feature that we thought we wanted to be included in our app—every page, design, and function. That really showed that they understood what we were doing.

They also pushed back on a few of our ideas, saying something wasn’t feasible, which I think is a big deal when choosing an offshore dev shop. Most of them say they can do everything, but they’re not able to do it, and you have a bad product or something that takes forever to make. We chose them due to the combination of those features that we saw through the RFP process.

How much have you invested with AppInventiv?

We’ve invested around $10,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in late January of 2017, and the relationship is ongoing. 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

There was a learning curve in the beginning as they adapted to how we work, as we learned to understand their schedule. We have the usual communication and time zone challenges. A lot of our Skype calls would drop because they didn’t have a good internet connection, or their power went out during a storm, or they were in five hours of traffic. That was definitely a learning curve. I’m very detail-oriented, so I like having a lot of detail in communication. That’s one thing I had to work with them on to ensure we were getting the information we needed while not impeding on their ability to do the job.

Overall, I don’t think we could find better quality for what we’re paying. The time they’ve invested and the work they’ve done is well worth the money we’ve paid. I wish we could have had more releases so we could QA on our side more frequently. We’ve found some bugs and also some errors due to poor communication in terms of what we wanted. I guess that’s inevitable in a working relationship like this. I think having more releases could have caught some of these errors earlier and saved time. It might have been my fault for not breaking down the project into more milestones in the beginning.

We are behind schedule. Part of that is just not understanding the scope of work on their side, and part is that we’ve been too busy on our side to put in the time we should have to get everything done quickly. They spend the most time in the beginning understanding your scope of work, the features, and what needs to be done. Then, they spend proportionately a lot less time on the actual development and coding.

We thought we were extremely behind schedule because it took us so long to get to the part where we started product development, but that’s just their process. They’re obviously very good and efficient programmers. Once they understand the project, they hit the ground running. Getting that knowledge transfer in the beginning takes significantly longer than it would with a US dev shop.

How did AppInventiv perform from a project management standpoint?

We share the project management duties. Their team includes one QA person, one senior developer, one junior developer, a graphic designer, a UI/UX designer as needed, a delivery lead, a project cop, and two project managers. We communicate with the project managers twice a week when their Skype permits. Their delivery lead is someone we can go to for issues with the coding or the technical side. The project cop is someone we can email if we have any problems with the team or if they aren’t meeting expectations. I really like having that extra layer of support and being able to activate things as needed.

What did you find most impressive about AppInventiv?

I think the RFP process was amazing. Having gone through it with another agency and after interviewing a number of companies, I think that process was unique to them. They put in significant time to understand our scope of work and our project. They’re not afraid to push back and give you suggestions on design or say you should reconsider your design. I think that’s very good. I like that they have a project cop; I don’t think most places have that.

Are there any areas AppInventiv could improve?

I would improve the ongoing communication with project status, having more check-ins and releases.

4.0
Overall Score
  • 3.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They’re great for what we’re paying.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    Depending on their needs, I’d definitely recommend AppInventiv.

App Development for African Social Platform

"A team leader from Appinventiv is on top of everything."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
4.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
Fall 2016 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Appinventiv is developing the frontend/backend of a social network platform that targets East-African users. The project team is building the web and mobile apps in several stages.   

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Tanzania
Godwin Makyao
Founder, Tingisha
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

A highlight is Appinventiv’s ability to strategically assign resources, which is crucial when working with multiple teams from diverse cultures. This flexibility also allows the project team to successfully meet fluid requirements.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

Tingisha is a company developing a social application aimed at the East-African market. We also plan to launch it worldwide.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Appinventiv?

We needed to find a developer who would be a good fit for our project. We initially tried a company in Dubai, but we didn’t get what we were looking for.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We are working with Appinventiv on developing our web and mobile apps. They were also in charge of design. We work with Appinventiv’s team weekly, during our scheduled meetings via an online platform. Appinventiv has been very flexible in terms of resources. Last month, we were using four developers, but we were able to add more in order to have a pre-launch by the end of May 2017. They have divided the work into stages, which are handled by different teams.

How did you come to work with Appinventiv?

We were struggling to find a partner who could help us launch the product. I tried companies in Dubai and India before we eventually found Appinventiv. After doing my homework, I found that they were a good fit for us.

How much have you invested with Appinventiv?

The total cost of Appinventiv’s work has been $650,000, divided into three phases.

What is the status of this engagement?

We have been working with Appinventiv for seven months, since October 2016. We plan to launch phase one in two months. After that, we will start work on a second and third phase. We just negotiated two other projects with Appinventiv last week.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The feedback has been quite good, which is why we’re trying to push the work to the end of May. Appinventiv has delivered two stages of the work. I’ve shared these with my counterpart in Kenya, who has responded well to it. We feel that we are going to hit our target culture in Africa. This is the main aim, largely because we want to differentiate our platform from other social networks.

How did Appinventiv perform from a project management standpoint?

A team leader from Appinventiv is on top of everything. We are using Basecamp for all the issues pertaining to the technical team. We can communicate anything at any time, and we receive a fast response. We also have a weekly Skype session with Appinventiv’s top management and team. They discuss issues on our level in a professional manner. I haven’t seen any communication problems so far. So far, everything has been good.

What did you find most impressive about Appinventiv?

Appinventiv is very flexible.

Are there any areas Appinventiv could improve?

Because Appinventiv is based in India, and they’re developing a product aimed at the African market, there has been a cultural barrier. Adding people from various parts of the world to the team would make it much easier for Appinventiv to understand multiple challenges. They have been quick to adapt any parts that would not have worked with African users.

5.0
Overall Score So far, Appinventiv has provided what I required. They have been eager to understand our needs and push more resources when it was necessary.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    The value for money has been good.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    I haven’t had any problems so far.
  • 4.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    Appinventiv needs to hire a more diverse team in order to work with clients from across the world.

Mobile Development for Social Event Application

“The delivery head’s lack of professionalism and blatant disrespect made my experience with AppInventiv extremely sour.”

Quality: 
3.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
2.0
Willing to refer: 
0.5
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Apr. 2016 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

AppInventiv developed a mobile application for the iOS platform. [Editor's Note: This review was originally published in April 2017 and has since been updated to reflect progress, see body text.] 

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Berkeley, California
Kara Chung
Founder, ROVO, Inc.
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The client is not satisfied with her experience with the AppInventiv team. She has updated the review in June 2017 to highlight a negative conclusion to the engagement.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

ROVO, Inc. is helping provide opportunities for users to meet based on mutually interesting events. We are planning to leverage the social motivation factor in order to increase event turnouts, providing a service for both the guests and the event hosts. Users who would be less likely to attend an event by themselves can hopefully use our app to find friends to take along.

I am the founder and sole member of the company. I am in charge of the relationship with AppInventiv — monitoring our product as well as the timing, process, and quality of the work.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with AppInventiv?

I needed help developing my app.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

AppInventiv is developing and designing my iOS app. They have Android capabilities, but I haven't decided to take that direction yet. AppInventiv has different departments for design, project management, and sales. I've been able to get everything done through them, and I haven't looked at other designers.

[Project update: A lot has changed within the application since our last interview. Since I felt that our current the logo no longer represents the application, I asked AppInventiv for more revisions on it. After many revisions, I’ve decided to work with a few outside freelancers instead. I’ve also changed the UI designs myself.]

How did you come to work with AppInventiv?

I did some research on Upwork, looking at the design samples on each contractor's profile and their past clients. From my research on Upwork, AppInventiv's design was the highest quality I've seen. Communication was also a priority, so I looked at how promptly each candidate responded to my emails and messages. With everything considered, I decided to go with AppInventiv.

How much have you invested with AppInventiv?

The cost of AppInventiv's work has been $14,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

I started working with AppInventiv in April 2016. The work is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Because AppInventiv is a growing company, there has been a difference in communication since the start of the project. Everyone was quick to respond to my emails and questions in the beginning. Back then, the time needed for developing the product was reasonable.

Lately, though, AppInventiv could do better in organizing and delegating tasks. They should let clients know who the contact persons are for new features and other issues. I've had many random employees reach out to me outside of my usual 3 contacts, and this has caused confusion and miscommunication.

Other than this, AppInventiv has been good at advocating my ideas. I don't have a lot of coding experience, but I can describe something to them and have AppInventiv's engineers provide expertise on how things should be implemented.

The design team is good regarding communication, giving drafts, and working around any edits and changes I need. The production side has been good too, but they need to improve their communication.

I would also like to note that the designer was very patient with me and did not mind going through many trials to reach to the logo and color scheme that we have now. She was also very quick to send me the designs of the application. Overall, this part of the project was completed before the time that I had anticipated for it to take. I am very satisfied with the results.

How did AppInventiv perform from a project management standpoint?

The project manager I've worked with has been strict in meeting my deadlines. Everything is divided into milestones. She makes sure that everything is accomplished on or before the deadline. She also holds me accountable and presses me on issues she needs from my end, allowing us to move along.

I found some difficulty in explaining my ideas over the phone because of the language barrier. I've had had to make an effort in reaching a common understanding around how my ideas could be executed. The time difference was another challenge. I am working on Pacific Standard Time, while AppInventiv is in the India time zone.

[Project update: My main contacts have been very consistent since we last spoke. However, they need to work on internal communication. I found myself explaining the same things to the production side and the accounts side over and over again.

The way they organize and delegate tasks still needs work. You’ll also need to test and check every detail of each deliverable thoroughly. The poor service and quality come from the production/development team and the accounts team delivery head. Not only were they very late in their delivery of the website, but the quality of the recent build was extremely poor. The build was missing features that were essentially the reason for phase 2 of the project; it was even missing functionalities we built during phase 1. Keep in mind that they had nearly 4 months to work on this build — I sent the first payment for this project on January 11th — and they were the ones who provided me the timeline and delivery date. In other words, this was not a rushed order. I gave them all the time they felt was necessary to complete the project.]

What did you find most impressive about AppInventiv?

I was very pleased with the initial communication. Despite the time difference, things were getting done. Even if we only communicated once per day, my project manager accomplished everything within our timeframes.

Are there any areas AppInventiv could improve?

Recently, AppInventiv has become more disorganized. It would be great if they could work on that.

[Project update: Given all the recent troubles I had with the company, I would give them a 1-star rating for the quality of service and 2 stars for the quality of deliverables. However, the project manager was shocked to learn of the terrible quality of the recent build and has been working very hard to fix it. Therefore, I bumped the overall score to a 3 for her efforts in fixing the terrible build. She’s worked on it even while she was sick at home. I appreciate her respect for me and my time — she’s never missed our scheduled calls and responds to my messages within 24 hours. I also liked her transparent communication. She’s always updating me on the status of the project, whether the news is good or bad.

Even with the persistent check-ins and follow-ups, the production team have not adhered to schedule and delivered poor quality work. To this day (June 27, 2017), they are working on the incomplete build that was delivered to me on April 6th. Once again, I never set the delivery date, and they provided the timeline.

I was asked to pay off an invoice — which will henceforth be referred to as invoice 1 — on February 28th, when the things listed on the invoice were not complete. The invoice consisted of 3 things: a website and 2 additional features on the mobile app. The website was approved and published on May 23rd, and a build that included the 2 features was delivered to me on April 6th. There was a delay in the delivery of the build because of the above-mentioned issue regarding pricing. I’d like to note that the first half of invoice 1 was paid on January 11th, so I have no idea why it took them 4 months to produce and publish a simple website.

I requested for a feature that was included in invoice 1 that was not fully understood by the sales team, who quoted an x amount. As I was talking with the project manager and the senior engineer to further elaborate on and clarify my request, I received an unjustified charge from AppInventiv’s accounts team that requested an additional 1.5 times the x amount. This was the issue regarding pricing that I mentioned during my previous interview. When I brought this to the delivery head’s attention, his attempt to resolve the issue was offering me an unjustified revision of the estimate followed by a discount: he offered to deduct an arbitrary amount from the requested price without any reasoning.

The frustration here was not the change in the estimate; I understood that there was a misunderstanding and that a change to the estimate was expected. What baffles me is the fact that a price was proposed without a complete understanding of my request. How did AppInventiv determine that price when the conversation about how my idea could be executed was ongoing? I thought it was wrong to request this additional amount before everything was clarified and well understood by the production team. I asked the delivery head for an explanation of how the company estimated the initial price, the revised price, and the amount of the discount. His response was that I discuss everything with the project manager and senior engineer. Keep in mind that the delivery head told me not to share the cost of any project to them; they were not supposed to know how much was being charged for their efforts. I reminded him of that and tried to discuss the issue directly with him, but he neglected to attend to my messages. After 5 days of trying to get in touch with him, I filed a grievance to the co-founder of AppInventiv. I explained the issue and expressed that I felt the company was disrespecting me and my time by dismissing my concerns. About 3 hours after sending the grievance, the delivery head contacted me. He apologized for the issue and asked if he could connect with me over Skype. Long story short, after much discussion, we agreed upon a price for this functionality. However, this issue took about 4 weeks to resolve and therefore, delayed the progress of my project significantly.

The build that they delivered on April 6th was supposed to include everything listed on invoice 1 and invoice 2, based on a promise made by the delivery head. Invoice 2 consists of the additional cost to complete the functionality that was discussed lengthily, as well as 2 additional features. However, these 2 features were missing as well as a few features from phase 1 in 2016. When I brought this to the project manager’s attention, she informed me that 1 feature was completed but was added to the build, and the other was never worked on. She promised to deliver the updated build on April 11th. However, it appears the production team did not understand that forgotten feature — the project manager even reached out on April 13th and asked me to further explain what I requested on the week of February 23rd. Since it was never worked on, I asked them to pause working on that feature. From there, we discussed on taking a new direction that required the team to completely disregard this forgotten feature and start a new project, which was listed in invoice 3.

After coming to an agreement on the new project, I asked them around mid-May to remove the price of the forgotten feature from invoice 2. I believe that I rightfully did not have to pay for something that was never worked on and never delivered. The delivery head offered me a “discount” of invoice 3 instead. I stood my ground and refused to pay any part of that feature. He then had the senior engineer talk with me. During our conversation on May 25th, the senior engineer informed me that they had indeed begun working on the forgotten feature. I pointed out that I did not believe this story because the project manager informed me on April 6th that it was never worked on and even asked me for more explanations about the feature on April 13th. I repeated to the senior engineer that I was not going to pay for this feature and will only pay the remainder of invoice 2 that was rightfully due.

A few hours after this conversation, I received an email from the Accounts team that informed me that I had a due balance that was 4 times more than what I actually owed them. They were reneging on an agreement we had regarding invoice 1, a transaction was closed on March 26th. The email asked for the remaining balance of the old unjustified price. Fortunately, I kept all of our emails, transaction history, and receipts. I attached all the relevant files to prove that their reported due balance was very incorrect. The accounts team responded to my email that they would discuss this issue with the delivery head and get back to me. The accounts team informed me 3 days later that the delivery head provided a false story to justify the amount. I’d rather not go into details of this false story, but if you need this information, I can provide you the emails and another detailed narrative. After further discussion with the accounts team — once again providing them with facts and quoting their own words from past messages and emails —  they agreed that I was right and respected the balance that I actually owe.

Before our previous interview, the delivery head contacted me to ask if he could write the review on my behalf. I said that I was not comfortable with that. He then tried to convince me to give a high rating by calling me his trusted friend and offering a good deal on future projects. I told him that I would not lie in the review and that I would be true to my experiences. After the publication of the review, the delivery head reached out to me and expressed his disappointment: he had expected a perfect rating from me. I felt extremely uncomfortable throughout this entire conversation. I explained to him the specific reasons for my dissatisfaction with AppInventiv. He never responded to that message, which was no surprise. Frankly, if I did not have any interaction with this person, I think I would have had a much pleasant experience with the company. Previously, he’s missed many of our Skype meetings, then tried to connect with me 2–3 hours after the scheduled time. The delivery head’s lack of professionalism and blatant disrespect made my experience with AppInventiv extremely sour.]

2.0
Overall Score We had a good run during phase 1 (2016), but it has not been easy working with them this year (2017).
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    I’m displeased with the communication. They once held me accountable for keeping up with the project, but now I find myself having to check in daily and reminding them of my requests.
  • 2.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    The lack of communication between the production side and the accounts side has caused many issues regarding estimates and unnecessary delays to the project.
  • 3.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 0.5 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I hesitate to recommend this company to others because of my recent poor experiences with the quality of the deliverables, meeting deadlines, communication, dishonesty, and reneging on an old agreement.

Mobile Development for Shopping Application

"AppInventiv has a team of highly skilled and trained designers and developers who are very passionate about their work."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
1,000,000 - 9,999,999
 
Ongoing
Project summary: 

AppInventiv handled all aspects of mobile application development, including design, consultation, and testing. The app was built for both iOS and Android.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
United Arab Emirates
Owner, Shopping Application
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The project met all expectations and the app has performed well. AppInventiv provided responsive communication and a talented team of developers throughout the engagement. AppInventiv is highly recommended to others due to their attentive focus on the success of the project.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

Our app brings back the art of shopping while keeping up with today’s technology. Users can enjoy the latest campaigns and vouchers by their favorite brands, and discover new ones when they are near them! Our features include location-based shopping, campaigns in the vicinity in real time, vouchers and exclusive deals, and the ability to socialize.

I am the owner.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with AppInventiv?

We wanted to make sure that our retail app was able to reach the customers at the right place and right time, with effective promotions while in the store or nearby the store. The moments in which customers use their mobile devices while shopping needed to be understood. We ensured that we understood the driving factors and designed the apps based on the above factors.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

AppInventiv participated in the entire design and development of the app. There were many brainstorming sessions by AppInventiv for developing the business idea. The app was developed using both Android as well as iOS platforms. They are expected to develop the website version very soon.

AppInventiv provided us with an entire team of consultants, mobile analysts, domain experts, technical architects, designers, app and web developers, quality assurances specialists, and a project manager.

How did you come to work with AppInventiv?

We explored the internet to draw up a list of mobile app development companies. We made it a point to go through the online reviews of each company, and found that AppInventiv was top ranked among similar companies. We went through their credentials and the types of apps developed by them so far, seeking interactive yet easy to use apps. Next, we spoke to these companies and encouraged them to submit proposals. AppInventiv was chosen from this final list, but they definitely weren’t the cheapest option. What impressed us most was the way they communicated and their professional behavior. The most critical factor in our decision making was the quality of the app that was previously developed by AppInventiv. We also spoke to their clients, who gave positive feedback. These indicators are what made them all the more trustworthy for us.

How much have you invested with AppInventiv?

The complete engagement is worth $1.2 million spread across a duration of two years.

What is the status of this engagement?

There are already two versions of the retail-based app which are free, and we are expecting a premium paid version of the same sometime in June 2017. We are still working on making the app more intelligent and we’re driving a lot of analytics and user behavior data.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We always have positive reviews on the app from the merchants and the customers. We are about to proceed to our next phase of development for the premium paid version.

How did AppInventiv perform from a project management standpoint?

AppInventiv made us work in a collaborative way. They use Basecamp as a project management tool, increasing productivity to a new level. They maintained a regular communication channel with us, ensuring that the different phases of the project were completed on time, every time and within the budget constraints.

What did you find most impressive about AppInventiv?

AppInventiv has a team of highly skilled and trained designers and developers who are very passionate about their work. Not only do they have the ability to deploy their resources at a rapid pace, they also deliver outstanding user experience for their clients. However, they may be expensive, but highly appreciable with the quality apps that they develop.

Are there any areas AppInventiv could improve?

Not really. Although it was slow at the time of understanding the stakeholder’s requirements, the first two versions which are already released were all on track and delivered on schedule. They are really meticulous in their work.

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

We would highly recommend AppInventiv solely due to their extensive knowledge base and also the quality of the services rendered to their clients. They have been exceptional in their work.

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

Mobile and Web Development for Hearing Aid NonProfit

"I approached several potential resources, scoping out the mission, and found that AppInventiv's connection, eagerness, and passion was best."

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

The client wanted to build a simple-to-use mobile application for people with hearing loss. AppInventiv was hired to develop an app with GPS capabilities.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 employees
 
Los Angeles, CA
Founder, Lend An Ear
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The client enjoyed AppInventiv's helpful suggestions and noted that they were competitively priced. AppInventiv is recommended based on their responsiveness and their good customer relations.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

We are a small startup offering consulting and advocacy work for people with hearing loss. One of our tools is a mobile app. I am the founder of the company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with AppInventiv?

We wanted to build an app which could be easily managed by older end-users, making the experience not only simple but also enjoyable and non-intimidating. We needed to manage stored data, allowing it to be used by and shared among fellow users.

I had looked at a number of options. The purpose of our app wasn't always relatable to the potential developers, making it hard for them to grasp the end-users in terms of design. In terms of coders, I needed someone who could visualize what I was trying to achieve.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

AppInventiv has developed a mobile app with GPS capabilities.

How did you come to work with AppInventiv?

I looked online and reached out within my own circles, asking for a company that would be able to build our product. I approached several potential resources, scoping out the mission, and found that AppInventiv's connection, eagerness, and passion was best. They were willing and available to provide suggestions, narrowing our choices down to a few options I could choose from. AppInventiv was also competitively-priced among the local and international companies I interviewed.

How much have you invested with AppInventiv?

This is confidential.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with AppInventiv 9 months ago. The project is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

AppInventiv was very responsive to feedback, adapting the code as-needed and fixing bugs. I was given a number of builds and betas to test.

What did you find most impressive about AppInventiv?

I appreciated AppInventiv's customer relations.

Are there any areas AppInventiv could improve?

No.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    AppInventiv's team has been conscientious. They've followed through in a timely and professional manner. Because AppInventiv has a team of people available, if one person doesn't come through, the others will join in figuring out our problems.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Web Development for Political Non-Profit Platform

"Whether it is the timely completion of decided milestones, transparent communication, or adaptability to the changes, AppInventiv excelled."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
Jun. 2016 - Aug. 2016
Project summary: 

The client heard about AppInventiv from a friend and hired them to design and develop their website. AppInventiv built a web platform that was capable of displaying political information to the client's target users.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 employees
 
India
Product Head, Non-Profit Political Platform
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The website was launched within a matter of months and rapidly grew to 50,000 daily visitors. The client praised AppInventiv for their transparent communication, their excellent service, and top-notch professionalism.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

Our company is a platform where we showcase the growth rate of India under the governance of the current union government of India. The website highlights various other issues relevant to Indian society and it also throws light on the rich history of India and its scriptures. Any issue or move by the political body is analyzed and praised or criticized, depending upon the case.

I am the product head on this platform.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with AppInventiv?

Since the ideation of this site, we had only one thing in mind and that was that we have to make people aware of what is going on around them in an entirely different way, and at the same time, we also took a vow to make the Indian youth aware of their rich heritage and culture. When we approached AppInventiv, we were crystal clear on the objectives and we communicated the same to them as well.

Since this site is totally dedicated to public service, there were not really any profit-oriented business goals. We never created this product to generate revenues in the first place. We are keen to provide all the information that directly or indirectly affects India and that is the primary goal of this project: the greater good of India.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

My team had a solid idea about what the product would be like. However, for this purpose, we needed a solid group of developers and designers who could give shape to our ideas. AppInventiv actually had a big task to accomplish because this website was not just another product developed to earn profits. Though the idea looked simple, a lot of effort was required to make the site what it is today.

How did you come to work with AppInventiv?

Being based in India, we heard a lot about AppInventiv Technologies through various portals. In addition to this, one of my friends worked with them and was very satisfied with their work. I personally looked at the product and found it to be awesome. Therefore I decided to meet them once and asked my friend to arrange a meeting. Frankly speaking, in the first meeting itself, I was quite sure that these guys would be the perfect choice for building this product. The first meeting was with one of their managers and we explained our ideas to them. They listened to us with great patience and enthusiasm. It took only one more meeting to get started with the project.

How much have you invested with AppInventiv?

The project development cost was over $200,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

The project was started in the month of June and was completed in August. We are still making enhancements with the help of AppInventiv.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The project was delivered by the stipulated deadline and within a very short amount of time. The site is receiving more than 50,000 hits on a daily basis, which is great. I am extremely thankful to AppInventiv for creating such an awesome product that has gained this level of traction in such a short time frame.

How did AppInventiv perform from a project management standpoint?

AppInventiv’s performance was extremely appreciated. We were extremely bullish on this idea and quite certain about our parameters. AppInventiv did grasp our points very well and started with designing tasks. Though the project was short, they dedicated considerable time to it and took care of all the subtleties. We got the project delivered on time with all of our needs fulfilled. In fact, the end product was 10 times better than what we expected. From theme to segmentation of categories, everything was just perfect. Fifty thousand hits on a daily basis is surely not a cakewalk and it’s all because of the hard work and dedication of AppInventiv Technologies.

What did you find most impressive about AppInventiv?

In the past, I have worked with many service companies, but very few of them match the level of professionalism that AppInventiv has. Whether it is the timely completion of decided milestones, transparent communication, or adaptability to the changes, AppInventiv excelled. I never found it difficult to convey my thoughts to them because they always welcomed suggestions and changes in the concept and designs. The site contains many different categories, and differentiating each category from the other one was a tough task, but AppInventiv handled it very well.

Are there any areas AppInventiv could improve?

As of now, I cannot think of anything. I hope they maintain the same rhythm in the future as well, and continue to rock.

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

Go ahead and crack a deal with AppInventiv. They are one of the best service companies I have ever come across and their professionalism level is just great. They have set new standards for many other such firms.

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