SaaS development for all sectors.

Secret of Success

At Ardas we always put a priority to meet the requirements of our clients. We are able to program high-quality software development products, but at the same time, we realize the secret of success is to fully understand the business needs of our clients. That is why we pay close attention to communication between the client and developer, despite the difference in time and distance.

 
$10,000+
 
$25 - $49 / hr
 
50 - 249
 Founded
2005
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Irvine, CA
headquarters
  • 2372 Morse Ave, Suite 200
    Irvine, CA 92614
    United States
other locations
  • Worting House, Church Lane, Basingstoke
    Hampshire RG23 8PY
    United Kingdom
  • Diamond Exchange Center, Bialik Street
    Tel Aviv 5253608
    Israel
  • Mironova 11
    Dnipro, DN 49000
    Ukraine
  • 25 Boulevard Garibaldi
    Paris, A75 75015
    France

Portfolio

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Freight Management App

The application helps the user manage a logistics business more efficiently with the freight management systems that can keep a closer eye on your shipment fleet. Working on the project we have developed a tracking system, members management, admin panel, instant messenger, shipments matching system, etc.

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Marketing Automation Service for B2C

Behavior-based bulk and automated omnichannel campaigns.

Communicate with customers through the most convenient channel:

  • Email
  • SMS
  • Web push
  • Viber
  • Mob push
  • WhatsApp Coming soon
  • Telegram Coming soon
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Multi level introducing broker management portal

The system allows users to track changes in connections between brokers and clients, as well as changes in the distribution of income coefficients. Due to this, there are always used relevant factors of income in the calculations, which operated throughout the whole period.

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Online Drug Store

The application (Android and IOS) allows users to search and select Canadian medication or use a written prescription to order drugs in the online drug store. Our task was to conduct refactoring. The application began to work faster and more stable. Then we began to implement new functionality and complicate the logic.

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Email Template Visual Builder for High End Marketing

SaaS for companies to visually build their emails and export them into a big variaty of email sending and marketing automation tools.

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Option Trading Platform

Financial trading software provides fully organized real-time bidding process. A unique trading mechanism analyzes existing data and makes the forecasts on the basis of the vector algorithm. Low latency application with the full set of reports and features to control your financial health.

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VR simulator for football referees

REFERANTE is an advanced training platform, created to enhance football referees' training with the purpose of improving their skills and judgment abilities.

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Software Escrow Service

A financial arrangement service for software developers and their clients where a third party holds and regulates payment of the funds required for two parties involved in a given transaction. The service allows uploading any documents or code, to invite the client to a project and to request for arbitrage.

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Logistic Network App

This project was a continuation of our other brainchild. We had to create a web and mobile app from scratch. It serves the needs of middle managers and specialists in the logistics domain and helps their cooperation using the instant messenger application. Both versions are developed with the same functionality to make the logistics network configuration as easy as possible even on the way, from any location.

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Project management Web Tool

A project management platform with its own apps, that provides easy project and task management, scheduling and team collaboration for productive and efficient work.

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Automated Referral System

SaaS offers dealers the innovation and power they need to capture more referral opportunities...then maximize each and every referral generated.

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Interactive and trading education portal

The unique mix of a financial trading tool and webinar platform teaches brokers how to trade and allows them to do it right there. 

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Wireless Router Web Platform

The customer of this project was Managed Connections Limited Company, which is a designer, developer, and operator of white-label and multi-tenanted unified cloud device management platform (PaaS) provided as end to end managed services.
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Parking control system

The idea of the project is to help drivers (car owners) to pay easily with SMS and be informed when the paid time slot is about to be over, help attendants to check and validate car plate numbers, monitor car stats and information and accept cash payments, help parking operators (admins) to monitor all processes happened on the parking and be able to act adequately, finally help CFO to get immediate and correct financial

information for better business control.

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Custom Software Dev for Medical Application

"They were very proactive, and actually delivered 2–3 days before the deadline sometimes."

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

Ardas created documentation and an MVP for an API cloud solution that works with medical data. They handled everything from development and QA to production deployment and integrating user feedback.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Helsinki, Finland
Andrei Karol
Former CTO, Cardiolyse
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The product was delivered on time, allowing the client to fulfill contracts. Ardas displayed excellent project management and was available to help with related issues that manifested. Customers can expect a scalable product and resources that are committed to sharing their knowledge.

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 was the CTO of Cardiolyse, a medical technology company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Ardas?

We were developing a cloud and mobile application for our device and algorithms. We only had two internal developers at the time, so we started looking for a service company to create the software we needed for our product.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

It was an API-based cloud platform that worked with electrocardiogram devices. The devices would send data to our cloud, and we’d send back analyses. All the data was contained in JSON files. Most of the wireframes and documentation were prepared by Ardas. We gave them a basic explanation of how our hardware device worked, and a description of the API we had at the time, but they prepared the rest of the technical documentation.

We started with an estimation and design phase, working with Ardas’ data analysts and developers to create an MVP of our product. This made sure we could do it cost-effectively and deliver all the value we wanted to our customers. That was a short phase of 2–3 weeks, and we created specifications based on it.

The overall development was split into stages, which we clarified before starting. We had an agile style of software development. Ardas helped us define the scope of each stage or release, and handled development, QA, and deployment to production. We gathered feedback from users and made improvements based on it.

We used AWS to host everything, and we used Jenkins Docker containers in order to better-scale the service. The programming language was Java.

How did you come to work with Ardas?

We had a tender and vetted four companies. Ardas impressed us with a good understanding of our business domain, logic, and marketing. They also provided some examples from their portfolio.

We had an internal competition and selected four companies to send requests for proposals. We met in person with all four, and we were really impressed with the deep knowledge of our domain that Ardas had.

Quality of code was another consideration. We asked for a couple of references and talked to people who’d worked with Ardas before. I personally met with all the stakeholders involved in our project and loved the proactive approach to communication and development they had. The overall process was really good on Ardas’ side.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent around $35,000 with them.

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked with Ardas between August 2016–November 2017. We ended the collaboration because we hired an internal development team. Ardas was good, but we no longer had a business need for their services. They continued to consult us and provide our internal developers a better understanding of the code, the infrastructure, and architecture.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The main metric for us was development time. It was crucial for us as a company, since we’d signed contracts with clients and had to deliver what was promised. Ardas helped us build the platform, and it was crucial for our success. We didn’t track other KPIs.

How did Ardas perform from a project management standpoint?

I rate them a 5/5. Everything was great, and they delivered on time. They were very proactive and actually delivered 2–3 days before the deadline sometimes. I don’t recall any situations where they missed the promised deadline. Actually, there were a couple of issues with our cloud, and Ardas helped resolve those quite quickly.

What did you find most impressive about them?

What I really liked about our communication was that they were friendly and explained additional possible options that might improve our product. That was really helpful.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Everything was okay for me, so, fortunately, I don’t have any suggestions for how they could improve.

Do you have any advice for future clients of theirs?

I don’t have any specific advice, but I’d definitely recommend Ardas to any client looking for a reliable and accountable partner.

5.0
Overall Score I was really pleased to work with them.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    I’d give them a six if I could.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Custom Software Dev for AI Video Ad Company

"Ardas delivered what they promised, which was the most important thing."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Aug. 2018 - Sep. 2019
Project summary: 

Ardas built a backend system in Java to process data from Google and Facebook for a video ad company. The system needed to have speedy performance and scalability.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Ukraine
Oleg Lesov
CEO, Softcube
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Despite some delays in delivering the final product, Ardas produced a system that improved performance and reduced costs, beating the client’s expectations. The team demonstrated knowledge in developing and managing high-load systems. Clear communication smoothed the workflow.

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 CEO of Softcube. We create video ads automatically and run campaigns on Facebook and Google for our customers. 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Ardas?

We have a huge data stream and needed a system to help us process it. We had a tool previously in place that gave us issues with performance and cost.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Ardas created a backend system for processing the data we’re getting from Google and Facebook. The system is built on Java, but I don’t know the exact framework used. It’s deployed internally on our servers. 

They had several goals to achieve during the development process, including horizontal scalability and optimizing the performance of one processing node. If we want to process more data, we can simply deploy more servers.

What is the team composition?

We had a project manager and a Scrum master who handled all our communication. However, we also knew every developer in the team, and our CTO communicated directly with them on certain tasks.

How did you come to work with Ardas?

One of my friends had worked in Ardas a few years ago. We had a specific high-level task, and a generic company couldn’t deliver on this profile. Ardas had worked on such projects before, so we met to discuss it.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent up to €80,000 (approximately $89,000 USD). 

What is the status of this engagement?

The project ran from August 2018 until September 2019.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We had an organized scrum process where Ardas delivered tasks every two weeks. They didn’t meet the schedule for every sprint, and the project lasted a bit more than we expected, but that was mostly due to us adding some extra tasks and processes.

Our main goal was measurable, namely the performance of a particular node. It needed to process around 1,000 requests per second, and Ardas accomplished that. It led to a huge cost reduction for us—much more than we expected in our goals.

How did Ardas perform from a project management standpoint?

There were some points where we disagreed, but we were okay with their communication in general. We liked that it was simple and straightforward. If we had an issue, we could just talk to the developers and get it resolved.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Ardas delivered what they promised, which was the most important thing. We selected them because they had the expertise to work with high-load systems. Other developers wouldn’t have known how to deal with such tasks.

Are there any areas they could improve?

There were some crucial changes, but everything worked well. I don’t have any big issues to mention.

Do you have any advice for future clients of theirs?

It’s important to set goals for every two weeks and to understand step-by-step how to get to the end and at what pace to move.

5.0
Overall Score We’re happy with the project.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

App Dev & Testing for Educational Software Company

“The way they did the project and the support they provided was great.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
June 2016 - Feb. 2017
Project summary: 

Ardas developed an educational app for children to use on tablets. They made the app 3D and added interactive animations. Following development, they did testing and supported the app launch.

The Reviewer
 
1-10
 
London, United Kingdom
Yevgeniya Marmer
Founder, TouchIt
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Ardas did high-quality work that satisfied requirements and pleased internal stakeholders. Personable and communicative, the team often delivered ahead of schedule. They offered creative ideas and provided thorough and detailed answers to questions that internal stakeholders had.

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 founder of TouchIt, an educational application company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Ardas?

We wanted to develop a tablet app for kids that introduces a new program for schools. We wanted interactive animations and for everything to be in 3D.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

I had the basic idea and presented it to Ardas. They developed the entire app in six months and then spent two months testing it. They supported us once we launched the whole project.

What is the team composition?

We had one project manager, and seven other people were working on every part of it, like the web development and design, the testing, and the creative part. 

How did you come to work with Ardas?

When I was looking for someone to take over the project, I liked them the most. We did a tender with three companies. Ardas had the best price, but they also seemed to have the most technical knowledge for their price range. They offered everything, from A–Z, in one package, including testing.

How much have you invested with them?

My company spent $400,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked together from June 2016–February 2017.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

I left the company, so I don’t have access to the metrics anymore. I really liked the software they developed and the 3D animations they designed. The way they did the project and the support they provided was great.

How did Ardas perform from a project management standpoint?

They were usually ahead of schedule. Our company wasn’t in much of a rush; we set more relaxed goals. We had an email chain that everybody was on. We also used Skype.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their communication was good, and they were really nice. They didn’t just give short answers; they actually explained stuff I didn’t understand. When questions arose, their responses were thorough and detailed, which I found surprising for technical people.

Are there any areas they could improve?

There were a couple of times we misunderstood each other just because English is not our native language, but we sorted it out right away.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Give them everything you want. Even if you ask them to do more, I think they would do it. Let them do their thing. They developed some ideas that weren’t on my list before and added some things that weren’t planned for, which I liked.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They had a very competitive price compared to other companies.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    If I could give a 10, I would.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I’ve already recommended them to some of my new colleagues.

Software Dev for a Former SaaS Firm

“It was pretty fantastic to see them deliver on their own initiative.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$1,000,000 - $9,999,999
 
2006 - 2012
Project summary: 

Ardas provided development manpower for a SaaS company. In the 6-year engagement, they provided technical specifications, delivered programming, offered penetration testing, and future-proofed the system.  

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
United Kingdom
Symon Blomfield
Former CEO & Founder, Presence Networks Limited
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Through their excellent development work, Ardas secured their position as the company’s exclusive team. Their project management was impeccable, and their developers were both creative and capable. Their partnership was characterized by mutual trust because of Ardas’ outstanding integrity.

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

BACKGROUND

What challenge were you trying to address with Ardas?

We brought Ardas on board because I no longer had enough internal resources. We built the technology over the course of 3­–4 years, and the changing marketplace demanded that we update it.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What was the scope of their involvement?

We first gave Ardas a small project which they did very well at. After we decided to take them on for our project, they provided technical specifications and concepts around the functionality of the system.

Ardas delivered the actual programming of the system, including penetration and user testing. They endeavored to abide by our high standards; we required their ability to document and future-proof the product.  

For the first 2­–3 years, it was pretty much pure development work. We then started to get into concepts with initial clients in the UK and later on, in Asia. They helped support those concepts where we were developing specific capabilities.

For example, we built what was probably the first secure Blackberry messaging system, which they integrated into our entire suite. This was executed and tested in Asia, where we had a client.

What is the team composition?

The team size grew over time, culminating in a team of 17 Ardas people working for us. I dealt directly with one of their founders.

How did you come to work with Ardas?

We met them through a site that promoted their services. We began to have a conversation and decided to give them a month-long test project. We wanted to see how well their team would work and communicate with us. We needed a capable partner who really grasped the essence of what we were trying to do.

How much have you invested in them?

We spent around $1,500,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked with them from 2006–2012.

SOLUTION

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

Throughout the years of our engagement, they became our exclusive team. They were excellent to work with because they had the creativity and came up with unique solutions. Instead of simply taking orders, they came to us with their own ideas, and this was very refreshing.

It was pretty fantastic to see them deliver on their own initiative. Their entire team was proactive and enthusiastic. I still keep in touch with Alexey (Owner, Ardas) even though we haven’t worked together in a while.  

How did Ardas perform from a project management standpoint?

They were impeccable, probably better than we were. They excelled at setting and meeting deadlines. At times, I came to them with very demanding requirements, and they’d still be able to deliver.

Using an internal program to communicate, we collaborated all the time. Alexey even flew to Hong Kong with me, later in our partnership. It’s pretty remarkable that we worked together for four years, and I spent hundreds of thousands of dollars with them before we even met.

What did you find most impressive about them?

In the 13 years that I’ve known them, I’ve never once doubted their honesty or integrity. I wish I could say that about other suppliers. They’re scrupulously honest, and they care about what they do. Their passion is truly outstanding.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I can’t think of anything in our collaboration they could’ve improved, except maybe their English proficiency at some small points. We did find spoken English slightly challenging at first, but using text-based or written English was fantastic. I suspect that after 13 years, their English has improved significantly.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Be very upfront about what you really want. Give them the bigger picture, though, because giving comprehensive requirements gives them the freedom to deliver something fantastic.

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

Custom Dev for Housing Rental Platform

"I was impressed with their know-how."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Mar. 2015 - July 2017
Project summary: 

Ardas managed full-stack development of a housing rental platform to connect renters, homeowners, and agencies. From scratch, the team built the product including the wireframes, a database, and the UI.

The Reviewer
 
2-9 Employees
 
Russia
Dima Solovyov
Founder, Rest-ua.com
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Ardas delivered a functional platform to satisfaction on time. The team was accommodating and directed the project skillfully to create an effortless collaboration. They had industry expertise, which fostered a valuable partnership. 

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 founder and CEO of Rest-ua.com. We created a housing rental platform similar to a platform such as Airbnb.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What was the scope of their involvement?

Ardas helped to develop the solution, which enables house owners and agencies to access target markets and connect with one another as well as renters to locate a suitable home or flat. Essentially, their team took care of everything—from the idea to the platform’s launch. They divided the project into 17 sprints. First, their team listened to my idea to create sketches and wireframes. Then, they developed the UI. Their team also worked on the database and the backend. Once their team completed the first five sprints, we released the first version of the product. Ardas continued to develop the platform, managing the test phase and configuration of the platform. We continued to implement the results as the other sprints finished. 

What is the team composition?

I worked with about six people including a project manager.

How did you come to work with Ardas?

A colleague mentioned them. We got in touch and had a conversation. Their team seemed experienced and had worked with many clients in the US. To me, Ardas was the most professional vendor

How much have you invested in them?

I spent around $180,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

I worked with Ardas between March 2015–July 2017.

SOLUTION

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

Ardas achieved the results I expected. Their team did everything right. Before them, I didn’t have a business or a website. In the end, I did. Ardas was a great team. They had a high level of expertise.

How did Ardas perform from a project management standpoint?

Ardas met all deadlines. Their team provided regular updates so I could review their work. They understood my interest in the completion of their work, not that I had any doubts. Their team knew what they were doing and took a lot of weight off my shoulders. Ardas always had answers to my questions.

What did you find most impressive about them?

I was impressed with their know-how. Ardas built the platform easily.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, not really. Since it was the first project I’d worked on, there’s nothing for comparison.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

I recommend them.

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

PaaS Migration & Dev for Freight Exchange Company

“They are willing to do whatever is required to deliver on time and within budget.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$1,000,000 - $9,999,999
 
Jan. 2011 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Ardas refactored a PaaS platform, established a new framework, and led the migration to an open-source operating system. The team continues to enhance and maintain the app.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
London, United Kingdom
Aleks Mladenovic
Product Manager, Transport Exchange Group
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The business has grown from 1,500 to over 6,000 clients, thanks to a more stable and robust system architecture. Ardas provides agile project management and scalable resources at a competitive price.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am the product manager at Transport Exchange Group. We create and deliver real-time decision-making solutions for logistics and transportation businesses around the world.

We help them unlock operational business silos and provide the freight data aggregation and analysis tools relied upon to build businesses. With our public and private freight exchanges, we are now the leading provider of managed freight exchange services for the UK road transport industry, with successful exchanges now established in five countries.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Ardas?

We hired Ardas to help us establish the new framework and architecture for our Process as a Service (PaaS) platform.

What were your goals for this project?

Our goal was to rebuild our platform from the ground up to allow us complete flexibility and future-proofing. We wanted to offer a robust and stable enterprise solution.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

Our CTO at the time had worked with Ardas previously and recommended them. They won the project tender based on various factors, including skills and cost.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

In 2010, we decided to completely refactor our PaaS solution and move it from Windows to Linux. The initial task was to set refactor our existing platform to ensure that when we migrated users, our users had a seamless transition, full trading history from the previous app, and improved UX and UI. Ardas has developed and maintained the application. The project is ongoing as we are always adding new features and services for our customers.

What was the team composition?

Initially, we worked with one agile team, including a system architect, business analyst, four developers, and two QA staff. We now have four teams, including one mobile team.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any information that demonstrates the impact that this project has had on your business?

Over the last few years, we have scaled accordingly and now have the capacity for more users. When we released our new application in 2013, we had 1,500 customers. We now have over 6,000, including several enterprise-level customers.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

The project management was arranged between myself and their business analyst. Since we now have several teams, Ardas assigned several product owners responsible for delivery. They work closely with their team's business analyst.

We use a combination of agile and Kanban methods, which works well. Our teams have daily stand-ups, retrospective, and guild meetings to address blockers. We are continuously learning and improving practices.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

They are willing to do whatever is required to deliver on time and within budget.

5.0
Overall Score They provide good resources at a competitive price.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    We have regular sprint planning sessions.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    We have recently moved to a day rate from a time and materials contract, so the costs are now a lot more accurate.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They deliver according to specifications. The platform is robust and relatively bug-free.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    Yes, as they provide excellent work, from the owner to the most junior developer.

Mobile App Development for Resource Mobilization Company

“They keep up with the latest technologies and methodologies. They know what they're doing, and the team is very good.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Mar. 2015 - June 2017
Project summary: 

Ardas developed an Android app for a resource mobilization company. Working through sequential sprints, they built a product that was to operate as a parking solution for the West African market.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Stockholm, Sweden
Hans Becker
Founder and CEO, Red Flash Mobile
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Ultimately, the market shifted and the app Ardas created was never launched. Several elements from that app were used in a subsequent version. All of Ardas’s work was good, and they maintained a good level of communication throughout the project.

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 have a mobile parking solution for the African market. I'm the founder and CEO.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Ardas?

We couldn't use any existing parking platforms, so we asked them to develop an Android app that fit the market in West Africa.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

The solution uses mobile phones and cloud-based services. They developed the entire app, based on wireframes and specifications we provided. We worked together in sequential sprints, and built the app gradually.

What is the team composition?

We worked with four to six people, depending on the phase. We had one main point of contact, a project leader, a designer, a lead programmer, and a support programmer.

How did you come to work with Ardas?

I worked with them on a previous project at another company, so I knew about their process and brought them into this project.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent around $120,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in February or March 2015, and the project ran through to June 2017. It was a long period, but the intensity varied throughout the course of the collaboration.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

In the end, we didn't launch the finished product that Ardas worked on. The market changed, but we pivoted and reused Ardas's work in another solution. Even though we didn’t launch it, we were very pleased with the app they produced. Everything worked as expected.

How did Ardas perform from a project management standpoint?

We had a very close dialog with them through various sprints. There are complications with any offshore vendor, but they did very well. Most of our communication was through email or phone, and they used another tool for sprint reports.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They keep up with the latest technologies and methodologies. They know what they're doing, and the team is very good. Their access to good competencies is excellent.

Are there any areas they could improve?

We occasionally missed targets, and parts of the communication took us by surprise, but everything worked out quite well. The issues we faced were all fairly normal for an offshoring arrangement.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Have a clear idea of your goals and your specifications. The better you prepare, the better your relationship will be.

5.0
Overall Score I would work with them again.
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I'm happy to recommend them.

Mobile Development & Integrations for E-Shopping Platform

“They have a good understanding of requirements, and their methodology yielded a good quality product.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
4.5
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Apr. - Sept. 2016
Project summary: 

Ardas created an Android app for an e-commerce platform. They worked on the client-facing frontend, the backend database, and various links and APIs with affiliate companies and apps.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Toronto, Canada
President, Small IT Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The suggestions Ardas made ensured a product that resonated with target users, and the app is a success. Their principals were involved with the project, and the team regularly worked after hours to adjust to time zone differences and maintain a high level of communication.

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 owner and founder of an e-commerce business. We have one main product we work on, and we built applications to assist single mothers, shut-ins, and other individuals who didn't have a lot of time to go shopping.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Ardas?

I'm a small organization, and I outsource resources as I need them.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

I provided all the requirements for this project, which included a series of functional and non-functional needs. Those included tasks in the client frontend, the backend database, and entity relationships. They also helped address restrictions in the environment, affiliate marketing, and retention. They worked on APIs, databases, and notifications within the application, and they tied several apps together through linking.

The database ended up being about a million skews at the time, which we pared down. The finished product is a mobile app for gift shopping and personal shopping, linked to calendars and contacts. Users can set up reminders, with a list of recommendations, based on an algorithm we incorporated. I know they used a REST API, but I'm not sure of the rest of the tech stack. We planned to release the app on both iOS and Android, but the final launch was purely native to Android.

What is the team composition?

We worked with a project manager, two developers, two testers, and an administrator.

How did you come to work with Ardas?

I had some experience with one of the principals at Ardas. She reached out to me to renew the relationship, and I had the idea for this product in mind. Based on their expertise and my level of trust in them, I decided to hire them.

How much have you invested with them?

The total cost was a little over $50,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started the project in April 2016 and finished testing in mid-August of that year. The initial American Android version was released in September 2016, and the Canadian edition came out in November 2016.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

They gave me very good feedback for requirements as we progressed through development. They suggested I avoid certain things that wouldn't work for our users. If something I wanted was inappropriate to the overall workflow, they pushed back and made other recommendations. They helped me get a product into the market, which was our major KPI.

How did Ardas perform from a project management standpoint?

I have the highest regard for their project management team. Their principals are more than happy to get involved, and they keep a close eye on their projects. Onshore managers helped the offshore team a lot. They are, by far, the best offshore resource I've worked with. Most of our communication was through email, WhatsApp, and phone.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their prices reflect their work. They have a good understanding of requirements, and their methodology yielded a good quality product.

Are there any areas they could improve?

There were some very minor surrounding time zones, and the distance made it difficult to meet in person. They were flexible and worked with our schedule, even late into the night for them.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Don't be afraid of their feedback. Leave room for good critique, as they will make useful suggestions. They take your success to heart.

4.5
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 4.5 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I would recommend them to someone who wanted a good quality product.

Mobile App Development for IoT Company

"Their team is straightforward and pragmatic."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Aug. 2018 - Feb. 2019
Project summary: 

Ardas designed and built the mobile app and image recognition software for a fridge and cabinet monitoring startup. Their work focused on developing the backend to enable future expansion of features.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Munich, Germany
CEO, Internet of Things Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The app provided by Ardas is well-positioned to support the product in its eventual launch and planned feature expansions. Their team was communicative and worked well with others on the project, including product developers and UI/UX designers to create a seamlessly integrated solution.

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 CEO of a German startup. We’re developing a retrofittable camera that can be placed in shelves or cupboards. It takes a photo each time the fridge or cupboard door is closed, and it sends it to the cloud. After the photos get to the cloud, they’re processed and provided to users, with restrictions.

We’re working on a proof-of-concept image recognition software that will recognize items, so that, in the future, it can add them to shopping lists automatically, or order them automatically online.

Everything is managed via Android and iOS applications where users can take a look at their pictures, organize shopping lists, share content, configure the camera, connect accounts, and so on. The hardware component is the work of my company and another supplier.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Ardas?

I needed an application for one of our products, a refrigerator camera that takes pictures inside a fridge and sends it to smartphones. Our goal was to launch the app in about three months.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Ardas provided complete services, from articulating business requirements to development, testing, and launching our product to the app store. We made a hybrid prototype based on React Native, with Firebase on the backend. We added more features to the initial framework and released it to app stores around three months ago. The cameras aren’t for sale right now, but the user can take pictures on their own to simulate a fridge camera to see how it works.

I provided a basic description of the features we wanted, and Ardas handled the requirements for engineering and project management. The app was made for iOS and Android, with just a few design differences between the two. The only thing they’re not doing is UI/UX design. I had some connections in this field, and I brought my own designers in to handle that part. The camera has specific configurations that require APIs to be used, but Ardas worked well with the engineers who developed the camera, and everything worked smoothly in the end.

What is the team composition?

There were about 12 people assigned to the team, but not at the same time. There were four people working continuously on the project, and the others were brought in temporarily. The AI engineer worked for just three weeks, to make a proof of concept.

Their COO was my main point of contact, along with two other people. One of them was promoted to manager, but the transition went smoothly and I had the possibility to contact each of them at any time.

How did you come to work with Ardas?

I’m working with another company to develop the camera, and I asked them to provide a list of five companies they’d had good experience working with. Ardas the most professional out of the five.

They were the biggest company, although not the cheapest one, and they had a very good structure, as well as the possibility to scale without problems. If I needed 10 more developers today, it wouldn’t be a problem to get them within a timeframe of 2–4 weeks.

I chose Ardas because it’s possible to scale with them. They’re a bigger company, not just three or so people. If I need a bigger team, it won’t be a problem.

How much have you invested with them?

We have spent $46,000 so far.

What is the status of this engagement?

We first got in touch in May 2018 and started the project around August. We launched on the App Store in February 2019. 

I will continue working with them, but I’ve reduced the amount of work for now since we’re focusing on marketing, and my budget is limited. The app is launched and bug fixing is done, but if the product is successfully launched, we’ll be adding a lot of features to it.

We began with an AI image recognition proof-of-concept app, and we’re planning to enhance it with products like the integration of recipe suggestions or online stores. The backend is built very well for us to expand in the future.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We were able to launch the AI app to the stores without a lot of complications or bugs. There were some, but they were fixed quickly.

How did Ardas perform from a project management standpoint?

Their team is straightforward and pragmatic. They’re not the cheapest option out there, but they’re professional and process-oriented. What’s helped is that I visited them around the end of September, sometime after they started. I provided my vision to every team member, which has been helpful in every near- or offshore project I've been a part of, including this one.

They’ve worked on different projects and are quick to understand concepts, but, from a customer point of view, it’s helpful to provide the vision in-person. They also used Jira and Confluence to document everything. The codebase is checked in and reviewed on GitHub.

What did you find most impressive about them?

What was amazing was how quickly they developed the image recognition proof-of-concept. Anyone can make an app, but getting image recognition through a camera in the prototype stage was awesome.

Are there any areas they could improve?

They could act more as though I’m their only client. I know they have a lot of clients, and there will always be some delays, but every client should have the feeling of being the only one.

Do you have any advice for future clients of theirs?

As I mentioned, they’re not the cheapest, but they provide excellent quality. Clients should try to explain their project in as much detail as possible, and it’s also a good idea to visit the team that will be responsible for the product.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Depends on whether it’s an American or a German way of thinking. For German, it’s a 4; for American, it’s a 5.
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They’re not the cheapest.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Web and App Development for Aviation Company

"I’m more than happy with the product they developed."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
May 2016 - Jun. 2019
Project summary: 

Ardas developed a web and mobile app for employee time tracking and management. It also offers features such as license verification, alerts, and communication with insurance companies.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Tel Aviv, Israel
Elena Shumieieva
CEO, SDT Systems
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The app has received thousands of pre-orders to add to a healthy existing user base. The geolocation feature has proven effective, even when a user’s device is offline or out of range. Ardas is a reliable team that works long hours. They’re dedicated to finding solutions to difficult problems.

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 CEO of SDT Systems, an aviation company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Ardas?

We have products that we need to have developed from time to time. Ardas developed a web and mobile application.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They developed our web and mobile app for employers to control, manage, and optimize their employees’ times, as well as financial details with subcontractors. I had the idea and they came up with the business plan and the technical requirements for the project. Ardas developed all of it from scratch. It’s a mobile app from the employee’s side, the top manager, and the owner. There’s also a web app for the administrative side. The first stage has been completed and we will soon work together again on stage two.

The app started for building construction areas. Salary-paying employers want to control their money and employees, especially if something happens with an employee. If something happens and they have to make an insurance call, it is very important to find out whether the employee was there for private reasons or was scheduled to be there for work. The mobile app features tracking, alerts, and documents. For instance, the app knows the difference between a work car and a private car. It also understands which type of insurance to call if something happens.

In Israel, in building construction, there’s a huge problem with understanding who owes money and how much since they have one general contractor and a lot of small subcontractors. At the end of the month, subcontractors try to speculate working hours for payment. For example, they decide it will be 50,000 shekels and then at the end of the month, they say it will be 75,000 shekels.

The application helps track employees and what goes on and why. It knows all the documents such as driver’s licenses, permission to be in Israel, or permission to work in a very high building.

What is the team composition?

There were two people for design and four or five people for development. My main point of contact was the project manager.

How did you come to work with Ardas?

We met in Israel at an exhibition, where we learned they had developed a simulator for football teams. We started to call each other from time to time to see what problems they were solving.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent $140,000 on the first stage.

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked together from May 2016—June 2019.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We have around 650 current users along with pre-orders for 21,000 people in Ukraine and 11,000 in Malaysia. The percent of geolocation points in our system was solved by their team. We have 92% of check-in geolocation of people, even if they didn’t have Wi-Fi or another form of internet connection. I’m more than happy with the product they developed.

How did Ardas perform from a project management standpoint?

Their project management is good. We work with their core team and they understand who we need to talk to. They’re very sensitive. I learned a lot from them about management.

What did you find most impressive about them?

You will never hear from them that something is impossible or difficult to do. If you have any issues, they will find a way to solve them. From time to time, I would ask them really difficult questions, and within a few days, they would give me an answer. I’ve asked a lot of teams around the world the same questions and they weren’t able to give me an answer. Ardas proposed a few ideas on how to solve them and how to develop the solutions.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, there’s nothing I’d have them improve.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

We spoke to them every two or three days with some difficult projects, and I didn’t have any problems with them. They’re really open-minded and they work from early morning until late at night. I like them.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I don’t want to share them with my competitors because I need them on my project.