Agile-oriented, cross-functional full stack team

Bravelab provides a Python and JavaScript software development team. We specialize in Django, Flask, Node.js, React, Angular, Vue.js, Next.js, and TypeScript frameworks.  

 

We provide services as a team extension for your in-house projects as well as build intuitive apps across various business domains such as automation and productivity tools, loyalty programs, custom integrations, and tailor-made MVPs.

 

For nine years, we have built and co-authored more than 90 projects for over 45 clients from the USA, Poland, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Singapore, Canada, Poland, Norway, and more. Our experience meets clients' expectations as well as fulfills the most demanding needs. 

 

Work with our 15 highly skilled developers and build a cross-functional team with a dedicated team of programmers who have an agile and business-oriented approach.

 

 
$10,000+
 
$50 - $99 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2010
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Krakow, Poland
headquarters
other locations

Portfolio

Key clients: 
Connecting Pharmacies. Transforming Global Health. Payability Inc. Financing for marketplace sellers. Leanpassion - Lean Strategy for Business. Maxto - Telecommunication Engineering. Edisonda - The largest User Experience studio in Poland.
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Technology Solutions Platform

Problem

The client needed to implement additional functionalities into the existing web platform, such as payment solutions, offering systems, and integrations with GSA API (public tenders system in the USA).

Solution

One of our biggest tasks was to add a new payment method using authorize.net (there were no available libraries for this). Another one was to integrate the

ordering system with GSA API.

Result

The project has been online for a few years. Since then, we have provided a few more features to the platform.

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Online Gifts Store

Problem

The client wanted to move the purchase process from traditional gift ordering (phone/email) to an online service. The system had to operate on a multi-tenant approach, which means that various product catalogs would be available under the university's subdomains.

Solution

The product is an application based solely on JavaScript. Thanks to the existing API layer, we

were able to design modules that downloaded product lists and created API orders. The frontend part based on the AngularJS framework.

Result

As a result of several weeks of work, we have created a dedicated StoreFront and implemented the assumptions of the purchasing process. We have also prepared an environment for servicing subdomains.

 

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Selfie Truck App

Problem

The client’s in-house team delivered the photo app (built-in with Unity) and the hardware. Our role was to build backend, frontend, and API layer.

Solution

We developed an application with an API interface that allows storing Client’s pictures into the system along with Panel Control for support and moderation of Client’s pictures

content.

Result

During the first three months after the launch of the application, users registered over 50 000 pictures. Backend API has over 60 different templates. Users can take selfie pics and send them to their friends by email.

 

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Bravelab.io Idea Slack App

Problem

"Ideas are the beginning points of all fortunes" – Napoleon Hill. As a company where we have a lot of ideas, we needed to create someplace where we can store them in a convenient way.

Solution

We decided to use Slack, which is our main communication channel. Writing commands in Slack is very easy, therefore, we could build our simple productivity tool with less

than four hours.

Result

We don't have to implement every idea, but we can store them and decide what could help us to foster our growth. As a result, we have almost 100 ideas for 3 months of using it. A few of them we have already implemented. 

 

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Missing People Searching App

Problem

The main challenge was to develop an application model in Django (backend) and Angular2 (frontend) allowing searching for missing people in a database.

Solution

Using the Agile/Scrum methodology helped us focus on the most important project aspects. Due to close cooperation with the client and graphic designer, the entire process went smoothly. Amazon Rekognition

for picture recognition enabled us to focus on refining details in the search results. We had three weeks to accomplish the project. 

Result

As a result, the client received a well-designed product ready for presentation to investors. Thanks to the implementation of MVP, it is possible to start the second stage of the project and develop an application that will help people and associations in searching for their close ones.

 

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Online Electronic Equipment Wholesale

Problem

The client needed updating and maintaining their custom e-commerce platform with developers who have experience with Python and Django.

Solution

Thanks to our experience in similar projects, we were able to develop new features and deliver additional functionalities, such as delivery options and new payment methods, day by

day.

Result

As a result, the client could focus on a marketing campaign, which sometimes needed adding extra functionalities like rebates module or discount logic.

 

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Betafence Pricelist

Problem

Betafence is one of the market leaders in fencing solutions, access control for perimeter protection, and wire mesh products for a variety of industrial applications. The client needed to develop an online price list generator tool that would be connected to the SAP platform.

Solution

Our task was to build a price list generator that would allow generating PDF files

based on SAP Codes. The project was developed with Python/Django technologies. 

Result

The client received the tool that has been generating price lists since 2015, without the integration from the developers into the core code of the system.

 

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Scratch Me

Problem

Facebook could be an important source of information also in the IT industry, wherein multiple groups, we can reach out to job-seekers or people looking for a subcontractor. To simplify the process of sharing the found data, we wanted to develop an extension for the Chrome browser that could copy it to the company's CRM system. 

Solution

The simple extension works

by showing a button in each displayed post on any selected Facebook group. After clicking the button, it gets data from the post and displays a form containing: author of a post, the content, link, and date. If the data is correct, it can be sent to the CRM system.

Result

As a result, we increased the productivity and quality of the data that are processed every day. The developed plug-in reduces function occupying several minutes to a few clicks. 

 

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Bravelab.io Success App

Problem

It is worth celebrating big as well as small successes. Following Management 3.0 practices, we decided to create a simple Slack application, thanks to which we can share such successes with everyone in the company.

Solution

To build the command, we used the Flask framework and MongoDB database. The application works very simply by using the command "/success We have

uploaded changes to the production and everything works".  

Result

The application stores the history of our successes, which enables us to look at what we have achieved from time to time. Everyone can boast of such success and strengthen the morale of the team. 

 

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Bravely Platform

Problem

The challenge was to develop a custom-built system in Django for Software House management, which moves the organizational workflow away from Excel. The system aims to collect, store, and manage the data about the company on one platform. 

Solution

Our team built an internal CRM system which combines the aspects of HR, Finance, Sales, Cash Flow, and general team

management aspects into one tool. What is more, the platform is integrated with tools, which are used every day, including Jira, Slack, Google Calendar, wFirma, and more.

Result

We developed the system which stores the employees' and clients’ data in a relational database. Thanks to this solution, we can easily access all the needed information in one integrated tool. 

 

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Echo Kielce Lottery

Problem

The project aimed at developing the platform, which operates based on continuously organized lotteries to reward customers in exchange for their purchases.

Solution

We created a Backend API, tablet application, and dashboard for the promotional system. The purchases registered with the Club Card are converted into opportunities in daily draws, which the participants

could use by their choice to check the winners' list.

Result

The lotteries are organized in three-month iterations with additional monthly lotteries with different rules.

 

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CRM Event Logger

Problem

The purpose of the application was to enable logging events from different tiers of applications, logging critical errors and debug information, collecting activity of users, as well as storing and displaying the changelog. 

Solution

We developed the application, which enables collecting, processing, and analyzing the events available in one integrated solution,

based on Amazon Web Services. The main parts of the architecture include: 
  • Event Logger SDK components
  • SDK API endpoints (based on AWS ApiGateway / EC2)
  • Event Logger Core APP (AWS Lambda)
  • RAW History Log (S3, DynamoDB or ElasticSearch)
  • Aggregated Data - map & reduce for "big data" storage
  • Queue service - for additional actions according to logged events
  • Event Logger API - interfaces and services available for other client applications

Result

The application collects data by dedicated SDK components (there are implementations for Python and JS) and retrieves it with REST API. All stored data can be aggregated in several ways with map & reduce algorithms and treated as small indexes within API list methods.

 

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Swoonery e-commerce

Problem

Swoonery is an e-commerce platform for people who are looking for handmade jewelry. The main purpose of the project was to develop an engine collecting and analyzing behaviors of potential Clients.

Solution

Our team developed a well-designed solution using the Django, PostgreSQL, AngularJS, Amazon AWS technologies. We also implemented custom filters that enable

users to easily search for the desired products.

Result

The new functionality based on the smart filters (style, jewelry size, budget, etc.) enlarged amount of Visitors and increased store revenue.

 

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Dashboard for E-commerce Management

Problem 

The main customer problem was the acceleration of monolithic PHP-based software and the migration from multi-instance to multi-tenant infrastructure.

Solution

The client decided to move selected modules of the existing application to the new app. Thanks to this approach, the platform could work without interruption, and new features were available for new

customers. Old functions were turned off after some time.

Result

As a result of the changes, the client has started a more comprehensive refactoring of the platform code by moving part of the product catalog from monolith to microservices basing Amazon AWS. Thanks to this, we were able to start moving platform from a multi-instance to a multi-tenant solution.

 

 

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Warka Web Service

Problem

The main task was to develop a fully functional www website for Warka Radler (main brewery business in Poland) by using graphic marketing materials provided by the client.

Solution

The website is built on a subscription model so the client can instantly make updates with current promotions. In order to develop a not typical layout, we decided to use our small CSS

framework.

Result

The client received a fully responsive website with an outstanding design. 

 

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Bravelab.io Commercial Website

Problem

The goal was to transform the company image into a focused software house from Krakow, Poland. We wanted the website to reflect our values and point-out our style of work as well as company culture. 

Solution

The internal team responsible for the project analyzed numerous marketing and sales documents in the research phase. As the work progressed, we decided to

personalize such pages as the contact page. From paper wireframes, low-fidelity digital ones, and more fine-tuned versions, we saw the progress. At different stages, we asked co-workers and partners for feedback. Others’ opinions helped us improve inconsistencies. 

We didn’t design all views, nor mobile versions – instead, we let the design agency apply our guidelines. At the last stage, our internal team developed the new website based on Django-CMS. 

Result

The website is the output of a new strategy that we can test and improve in the next iterations.

 

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Bravelab.io Thanks App

Problem

Bravelab is a software development company that embraces the Management 3.0 approach. One of the practices of Management 3.0 is public recognition of colleagues that contribute to the organization. Therefore, we wanted to develop an app that enables us to thank our colleagues for their actions.

Solution

Thanks App was developed internally and integrated with the

cloud-based messaging platform - Slack. The application allows people to say warm words from any thread. The message lands in the #thanks channel and also appears in a web dashboard.

Result

The advantage of using the dashboard is displaying recent entries and top collectors as well as accessibility from any browser. Since 2018 we've sent over 3000 warm thanks.

 

 

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Bonarkamore Loyalty Platform

Problem

The main challenge of the project was updating the existing loyalty program and integrating API with outside provider LoyaltyGator. The client also wanted to develop an application called Verifier for Android tablets.

Solution

Using an outside loyalty program (collecting purchase points, issue prizes) allowed us to decrease costs of developing a new loyalty

application engine and focus more on integrations and additional functions needed for API receivers (www page, mobile application, control panel, and Wayfinder system). The entire system was fully functional while implementing the changes and updates.

Result

Our skills and project management allowed us to deliver the project on time. Providing internal tests enabled us to focus more on communication and application design.

The main benefit for the Client is the possibility to identify users as well as register their purchase at the shopping mall stores. 

 

 

 

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Educational Subsidies Management

Problem

The client needed an application that facilitates entering financial data concerning educational subsidy settlements and eliminates calculation errors from XLS files resulting from the complexity of the file.

Solution

Our team developed a system that improves application usability and eliminates duplicate functionality from the XLS file. Thanks to it, the client has

the possibility to log into the system, easily enter the data and extreme cases into the database, configure the database for the organizational structure of local government units, and download reports about the financial year.

Result

We created a system for the management of educational subsidies, which are supported by public and non-public units in the settlement of students. In addition, the application is suitable also for non-technical users, who are not familiar with the complex XLS files. 

 

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Ads Management System

Problem

The focus of the project was on developing the tool, which enables creating a new advertisement based on existing ads without the need of exporting them from Facebook and carrying out manual conversion into the user-friendly template. 

Solution

Our team created the tool that enables users to use processed data to retrieve Ad Name, Ad Post-id, and URL parameters and

create "post-id" ads in another campaign/ad set of our choice.

Result

Thanks to the implemented solution, the client received the tool that automated the ads conversion process, which enabled them to save time while updating and converting Facebook advertisements.

 

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Music Service Platform

Problem 

The project focused on creating an application that allows collecting the data about the services provided to clients of the music service platform. 

Solution

The application contains a database of clients and requested services. Additionally, the management of the Music Service can define new instruments in the system, which are then used in the repair form.

Service providers have the possibility to change the status of the request, which can be communicated with clients via SMS message.

Result

Thanks to a well-designed database, the client has the possibility to manage the requested services as well as easily inform users about the progress. 

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Film & TV Fond Platform

Problem

The client needed to develop a fully customizable CMS, with high-quality user experience, and migrate the content from old CMS systems.

Solution

Our task was to integrate the backend and customize CMS modules, such as events manager, newsletter's campaign composer (based on CMS content), and custom publishing/cache manager. We developed a new magazine platform that

consists of a database of over 6 000 articles. 

Result

Nordisk works in a monthly subscription, therefore all updates are done up to date, avoiding technological debt. Dedicated CMS increased the quality and speed of the entire platform. 

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Lapgap E-commerce

Problem

The main goal of the project was the implementation of an e-commerce platform with order and different payment systems. The entrusted task included also entering products into an online catalog.

Solution

We created a very simple design that was written in Python programming language with the Django framework and Saleor platform. Our team also implemented several

plugins that were essential to fulfilling the Client’s needs. 

Result

The platform was designed and developed to reflect the brand identity - creating eco furniture and toys for kids. 

 

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Mag-Moto E-commerce

Problem

The project focused on developing a new e-commerce platform with modern design and functionalities. 

Solution

We developed a new design for an online shop (also for mobile phones and tablets) with the ability to share user experience of their purchasing between other Mag-Moto’s Clients. 

Result

The e-commerce platform is dedicated to

all motorcycle lovers who are looking for accessories and outfits for motorcycles. The platform was created with a simple design that connects all the functionalities that are crucial to keeping users satisfied. 

 

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Travel Office Platform

Problem

The client wanted to develop an internet service platform with attractive offers of luxury hotels and attractions from around the world. 

Solution

Our main task was to implement a portal that is integrated with a wide hotel database and a few different booking hotel providers (e.g. Travelport). The website has been built in

Django and has several customized connected modules, which might be also used as independent parts.

Result

The client received an attractive and detailed design website that has a very high rating among platform Users.

 

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Ticket API Adapters

Problem

The project was focused on the platform with a wide range of tickets and vouchers - cinemas, concerts, theme parks, trips, etc. Our task was to create integration between the existing client’s ticket engine and specific APIs of attraction and ticket providers. 

Solution

The integrations were created in the form of adapter services written in aiohttp/sanic, which

respond to specific JSONRPC calls from the core of the system, make the appropriate inquiries to the providers’ API, and present the data in the standardized format.

Result

The client received the system, which integrates API from various ticket providers. Thanks to it, the client can connect the providers to the network of the global ticket distributors

 

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ACWL Across Canada

Problem

Across-Canada Limited is a Group supporting and purchasing automotive parts. One of our tasks was to develop an invoice exchange application between Club Members.

Solution

We developed a tailor-made solution for our client and created the document exchange tool via the Internet. The migration documents system was built in Django/Python (backend), and the application

frontend was developed in JavaScript/AngularJS with Material Design. We used an API that allowed easier and faster integration between project layers. 

Result

In the first year, the system has serviced over 60 companies with a database of several thousand documents.

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B2B Warehouse of Electrical Equipment

Problem

The biggest challenge of the project was to implement a frontend B2B platform with the catalog for over 20 000 products. Important issues were additional integrations, such as with ERP systems or outside services (online payments, delivery, and tracking systems).

Solution

The separation of the frontend and the backend, through microservices and API layers, enables

continuous development of the system as well as efficient updates of individual service modules. 

Result

The main benefit of this project is integration with the ERP system. Modern and simple design, along with high responsiveness, makes the entire platform user-friendly. 

 

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IMS Route Planner

Problem

The client needed to develop one integrated system that enables shopping malls to manage their data such as building maps, users, roles, pages, promotions, routes between POIs (point of interest), which would be easy to use even for non-technical users. 

Solution

We used the latest technological standards of modern web applications and centralized the services

distributed on several online tools in order to reduce the time and costs of maintaining many online tools that have been used up to this point. Working together in Scrum with two-week sprints helped us to build a tailor-made solution.

Result

We eliminated the technical debt of the client’s base code. Now, the client has constantly updated cloud-based applications instead of the countless copied instances that are hard to maintain.

 

 

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Forum Loyalty App

Problem

The Forum shopping mall marketing department needed tools to carry out cyclical promotional campaigns related to issuing ATM prepaid cards to shopping mall customers.

Solution

During a short 5-6 week deadline, we had to develop functionalities for registration, verification, and card issuing based on the rules set in the system configuration. The application

consists of three components: Backend API, Frontend Panel, and Tablet.

Result

The application has been running continuously in the same configuration since 2017. A well-thought-out database structure allows creating new editions of the loyalty program without the need to involve developers to make changes to the core code.

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Integrated Productivity Suite

Problem

The Symplete team needed technical experts to rebuild an Integrated Productivity Suite CRM streamlined into 6 core apps that main function is to track and manage business operations.

 

Solution

We provided a

full stack development team that worked together on the task corresponding to implementation, development, and integration of the core system modules, such as  Human Resources, Task Management, Customer Service, Surveys & Feedback, Accounts, and Sales. 

 

Result

The cooperation between our teams results in better effectiveness of the product and decreasing the technological debt which was one of the main challenges of the project.

 

 

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Developing Additional Features for Furniture Website

"We appreciated the reliability of their tasks, good work organization, and efficient communication."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Dec. 2019 - Apr. 2020
Project summary: 

Bravelab.io added new features to a furniture website, such as a bookmark function that allowed users to filter by dealers. They prepared the solution based on provided designs and tested them.

The Reviewer
 
5,001-10,000 Employees
 
Kraków, Poland
Online Marketing Specialist, Nowy Styl
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Bravelab.io's modifications made the site more user-friendly, making it more intuitive to select information. Users also responded positively to the navigation, and the bounce rate decreased. Bravelab.io impressed with their knack for finding alternative solutions.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

We are a European leader in comprehensive furniture solutions for office and public spaces. Thanks to our unique business model, we offer an excellent interior furnishing service based on in-depth analysis of clients’ needs, efficiency, work organisation, ergonomics and acoustics. Our experience as well as technological and production facilities ensure that every offer is “tailor-made.”

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Bravelab.io?

We hired BRAVELAB to make some major changes to our website, including, among others, bookmarks with a filtered dealer list.

What were your goals for this project?

Smooth and efficient implementation of changes and amendments. Finding solutions that are user-friendly and easy to use for the team.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We met with several companies offering similar services. We took into account the offer, including the price but also experience, the way the proposed solutions were presented and generally the agreement with employees. BraveLab convinced us at every level.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

They developed three variants of solution and presented us with implementation paths. We exchanged a series of questions and answers to clarify our expectations.

On the basis of graphic designs provided by our company, they prepared solutions, implemented them at first on a test version of the website. This allowed us to test the effects, submit corrections and refine the result. Thanks to the solutions proposed by BraveLab, the process gained pace and was completed on time.

What was the team composition?

We contacted mainly one dedicated developer or owner of the company, while on the BraveLab side, additional people were involved in the project. However, I do not know to what extent and with what frequency.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Changes introduced by BraveLab have improved the functioning of our website. They supported the intuitiveness and availability of selected information. We receive messages from clients who have been made easier to navigate the site. The bounce rate has also decreased.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

Project management was very efficient. We did not have any communication problems, any delays were reported in advance. The team presented alternative ways of solving each problem. We communicated via ActiveCollab, Slack and e-mail.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

We appreciated the reliability of their tasks, good work organization, and efficient communication.

Are there any areas for improvement?

Nothing that is worth mentioning

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

Fintech Software Dev for Software & Web Dev Company

“I’d highly recommend them for their quality of work and communication skills. They’re a partner you can trust.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Oct. - Dec. 2019
Project summary: 

Bravelab.io provided custom software development services for a software development company. They built the frontend of the solution using Angular, HTML, and CSS. The function creates invoice documents.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Krakow, Poland
CEO, Software Development Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The solution has received positive feedback, highlighting its impressive UI design. Bravelab.io deliver top-quality work and was proactive in providing suggestions along the way. They worked seamlessly with the internal team and were an effective communicator. The partner is happy with the results.

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 software development company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Bravelab.io?

We were building a software product for the fintech industry. Specifically, we needed some help for the frontend of the web application. Bravelab had the skills we were looking for in building Angular applications, so we hired them to help us with the UI.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Bravelab helped us build the solution. The application is for the electronic processing of financial documents such as purchase orders and invoices.

They were involved in developing the function that creates invoice documents within the application. This function also processes the documents according to setup workflows from a UI perspective. Processing invoices was the only module Bravelab worked on. Their team used Angular and related frontend technologies such as HTML and CSS.

What is the team composition?

I worked directly with the developer. We also had contact with the project manager and senior developer for consultations. If the developer was stuck on a step, she’d consult with other team members, but that didn’t happen often.

How did you come to work with Bravelab.io?

There is a local organization here in Poland that gathers software development companies and Bravelab was recommended to us through that. We were specifically looking for someone who was local to us.

How much have you invested in them?

We spent between $10,000–$15,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

The project lasted from October–December 2019.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Bravelab delivered the product with high quality and technical delivery. The clients that are using the product have given us positive feedback about the UI. That’s the best metric possible when working with UI.

The developer was very skilled in not only Angular but also the visual parts of the UI. She had an eye for detail and suggested improvements on how to change the layout so it was more functional. All-in-all, she was very good at coding and making it look good.

How did Bravelab.io perform from a project management standpoint?

There wasn’t much project management involved because it was more on our side. In essence, Bravelab became a part of our existing team, and we worked together. When it came to communication, coding standards, and the development process, things were very smooth. They used the same development tools as the rest of our team. We were very happy to work with them.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Bravelab’s technical skills are top-quality. The way they suggested improvements and their communication skills were impressive.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, I can’t point to anything specific in that area.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

I’d highly recommend them for their quality of work and communication skills. They’re a partner you can trust. If they say they’ll deliver, they’ll deliver.

5.0
Overall Score We were very happy with them.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Front-End Dev Team Augmentation for HR Startup

"Without the help of their team, we wouldn’t have been able to accomplish the goals we’d set."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Apr. 2019 – Ongoing
Project summary: 

Bravelab.io provides an HR startup with frontend developers to augment their in-house team. The developers work on all internal projects alongside the company’s staff.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Kraków, Poland
Marcin Zbijowski
Technical Lead, Talent Alpha
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Internal stakeholders are extremely happy with the developers provided by Bravelab.io, specifically the integration between teams. Customers can expect an impactful, communicative, and talented team.

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 a senior developer and tech lead on the frontend team for Talent Alpha, an HR startup based in Poland. We connect small software houses with larger enterprises looking for specialists.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Bravelab.io?

We were looking for a partner who could provide resources to augment our development team.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We hired Bravelab.io to support our frontend team. Each of their developers were onboarded through our regular recruitment process, wherein they were given tasks to complete, and then interviewed if they were successful. After that, the developers essentially became part of our frontend team, ready to support any projects we were working on as a company. Mostly, the work is remote, although both of our companies are based in Krakow, so we can meet when necessary.

We work mainly with AngularJS, TypeScript, and AWS. The team is also involved with the Gitlab pipelines.

What is the team composition?

We’re currently working with one of their developers, though we've worked with several throughout the engagement.

How did you come to work with Bravelab.io?

Bravelab.io is one of the software houses featured on our platform, so we had knowledge of their team internally. We shortlisted them when we identified a need for frontend support.

What is the status of this engagement?

We began working with Bravelab.io in May 2019, and the engagement is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Last year, we set a goal to develop a certain number of features to be available for an October conference. Bravelab.io was incredibly helpful, and we were able to deliver those features and more. Without the help of their team, we wouldn’t have been able to accomplish the goals we’d set. Their impact was quite heavy.

I work with them on a daily basis, and I’m very happy with the quality of their work and all aspects of the partnership.

How did Bravelab.io perform from a project management standpoint?

Project management on their part isn’t an aspect of the deal, as their developers augment our own team. However, their communication is very good, and we haven’t experienced any issues. 

We use YouTrack and Microsoft Teams to track progress and engage in daily communication. 

What did you find most impressive about them?

The quality of their work and the level of their communication are both above average. Also, we appreciated that they were willing to work after hours to accomplish our goals for the conference.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No. I’m very happy with the frontend team Bravelab.io has delivered us.

Do you have any advice for future clients of theirs?

Clients should set clear goals, communicate with Bravelab.io, and treat the team as their own.

5.0
Overall Score Because of the quality, communication, and timing.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    We’ve had no problems whatsoever with the deadlines we set.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    I wasn’t involved in this aspect, but my team is probably quite satisfied. We’ve extended the contract a couple of times.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    I’m very happy with the code they provide and the way they communicate.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Angular and Vue.js. Frontend Dev for Software Development Firm

"They are very skilled developers in the frontend area."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
June - Aug. 2019
Project summary: 

Bravelab.io provided outsource frontend development services for a full-cycle software development firm. They worked in Angular and Vue.js, and used SCRUM to manage the project. 

The Reviewer
 
501-1,000 Employees
 
Poland
Andrzej Tabara
Delivery Manager, Transition Technologies PSC Sp. z o.o.
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Bravelab.io's efforts were met with a positive reception. The team's efforts were up to par with expectations and completed the development work within just 3 months. 

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I work in Transition Technologies PSC as a delivery manager. We offer full-cycle software development done with our nearshore solution center in Poland. We have several customers where we put their IoT and AR ideas into real life. Our team of 500 software developers specialize in IoT, AR, PLM, Atlassian, Thingworx, Vuforia, R&D Staff Augmentation (Java, .NET, Cloud) and are super ready to work with your futuristic requirements. Transition Technologies PSC is a member of the Transition Technologies holding, a Polish software house. Since 1991 TT is developing software systems and modern technical solutions for national and international customers.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Bravelab.io?

We hired Bravelab to help us with Vue.js framework tasks because at that time we did not have appropriate experience and skills.

What were your goals for this project?

Our main goal was to implement core features in Vue.js and then knowledge transfer to our team. It was a rather complicated project because we had two frameworks on the front-end side I mean Angular and Vue.js.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

From time to time we meet each other during Software Development Association Poland events or conferences and of course we have found common topics.

Describe the project in detail.

We were responsible for building a "website builder online tool" in general it means that clients have the possibility to build their own internal website.

What was the team composition?

Two skilled front-end developers with experience in the Vue.js framework. The entire project's team consisted of six developers, one Product Owner, and one QA.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Within 3 months they helped us in implementing core features in Vue.js framework so we were able to launch this tool on production with a great feedback from stakeholders and new clients.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

Overall very effective collaboration, we worked in Scrum. All tasks have been maintained on Jira and we had a communication channel on Slack.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

They are very skilled developers in the frontend area.

Are there any areas for improvement?

Frankly speaking, everything was good, no issues.

5.0
Overall Score In general - on time, no issues.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Perfect timeline, no issues.
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    High quality in all development tasks and experienced developers in our project.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    Great Software House with skilled developers.

Custom CMS Dev for Digital Signage Company

"We appreciate their culture of work."

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

Bravelab.io created a custom, cloud-based CMS for a digital signage company. The system centralized several online tools into one, updatable CMS package for use at a shopping mall. 

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Cracow, Poland
Product Owner, Digital Signage Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Bravelab.io's new system works effectively and is much more functional than the old tools. Their team's sprints were highly efficient and results in a tailor-made solution. The positive culture and ability to learn quickly stood out during the development process.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

IMS is one of the leaders in Digital Signage sector in Poland. I have worked there as a Product Owner in R&D Department.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Bravelab.io?

We hired Bravelab to develop specialized CMS for one of our products.

What were your goals for this project?

The goal of the project was to create specialized, cloud-based CMS which is easy to use even for non-technical users. We wanted to have one integrated system to reduce the time and costs of maintaining many online tools that we have used up to this point.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We have chosen Bravelab because of their reliability in previous projects and their deep understanding of the topic.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

The project aimed to develop data and map management system for shopping malls, which allows managing tenants of commercial space. The system met the latest technological standards of modern Internet applications and enabled the full configuration of the map and shopping malls. The main goal of the application was to centralize the services distributed on several online tools with the opportunity of scaling for the next few years without the necessity to rewrite the core engine system.

What was the team composition?

In the project was working three frontend developers, backend developer, and project manager.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

It helped removing technical debt. We have now one, constantly updated instance of the CMS instead of the countless copies that are hard to maintain.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

We worked together tightly in a 1-2 week sprints. It was the best possible way of working for such a project - it helped us to build tailor-made solution and pay proper attention to important things.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

We appreciate their culture of work. Bravelab uses the agile methodology, which reflects in quick response to changes and iterative delivery of the product.

Are there any areas for improvement?

Sometimes higher seniority level would help in communication - but they are really fast learners.

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

Web App Development Outsourcing for Software Developer

“I’m very happy with their ability to adjust to our needs.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Mar. 2019 – Ongoing
Project summary: 

Bravelab.io provides web app development services using both Python and Node.js for two respective projects. They've written whole applications, analyzing requirements, building APIs, and adding requests.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Kraków, Poland
Paweł Małkowiak
CEO & Co-Founder, SolidStudio Software House
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

One application has already been delivered and launched, leaving the end-client satisfied and receiving excellent user feedback. They are always responsive, collaborative, and adhere well to any budgetary or timescale requirements, providing excellent maintenance and bug fixes too.

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 and co-founder of SolidStudio Software House, a software development company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Bravelab.io?

We needed outsourced development help.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We are working with them delivering IT projects together, using their developers to build applications and to reach our business goals.

There are two projects, both of which are web applications. There’s a ticketing application written mainly in Python that they joined the existing team of in the second phase. They wrote the whole application: analyzing the requirements, building the APIs, adding requests, and delivering it to production. The second application is a backend application for data warehouse storage and is written in Node.js.

What is the team composition?

We’re using three of their developers and their senior developer is my main point of contact.

How much have you invested with them?

$150,000–$200,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in March 2019, and the work is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The first project was handled entirely by them and we’re very happy with the work. It’s live and being used by our client. The user feedback is very good, and the client is very satisfied with the work.

For the second project, the developer had started and met the initial requirements. He’s part of our team and we’re really happy with his seniority; we have confidence in his skills.

They’ve helped us in terms of profitability and efficiency as they can handle any the bugs and fixes on the fly. I’ve had no complaints.

How did Bravelab.io perform from a project management standpoint?

We do the project management on our side. They’re doing a very good job with handling the bugs and maintenance work. Cooperation with the developers is very good as they have very good communication skills, deliver on time, and bring value to meetings. We use email, Trello, Jira, and Slack.

What did you find most impressive about them?

I’m very happy with their ability to adjust to our needs. They scale up the team as needed and find the right talent when required.

Are there any areas they could improve?

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

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Trust their developers with all the technical decisions that they make because they’re very senior.

5.0
Overall Score They meet the requirements and even overperform.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They always meet the requirements on time. They even scaled up the team faster than expected.
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Our clients are very satisfied with their work.  
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Web Dev for Printing Company

"All products were high-quality and delivered on time."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
3.0
Willing to refer: 
4.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Jan. – Aug. 2019
Project summary: 

Bravelab.io provided a remote software developer to support an in-house team. Working with Vue.js, their developer assisted with frontend development projects, including page development and bug fixes. 

The Reviewer
 
201-500 Employees
 
Rotterdam, Netherlands
Dragan Elijas
Product Owner, Helloprint
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The vendor provided a staffer who brought value and knowledge to the team. The developer was highly dedicated and delivered quality work on-time. Despite some scheduling issues inherent to remote work, Bravelab.io's developer communicated all problems and worked well with the in-house team. 

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 am an IT manager at HelloPrint. We’re a European print producer. We sell t-shirts, mugs, posters, and other items using a special technological platform.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Bravelab.io?

We needed more development capacity and knowledge. Bravelab.io had contractors that knowledge and was able to supply a developer to help with our platform.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Bravelab.io provided us a full-time remote developer from Poland supporting our in-house team in the Netherlands. They developed new pages and features, fixed bugs, and did other frontend work. The language they used was Vue.js. We work with scrum, so he would provide refinements and perspectives daily.

What is the team composition?

Mateusz (Frontend Developer, Bravelab.io) was our developer and main point of contact.

How did you come to work with Bravelab.io?

Initially, we were talking to a different company in Poland, but they weren’t able to provide the development capacity we needed. They recommended Bravelab.io as an alternative.

How much have you invested with them?

We invested about €100,000 (approximately $110,000 USD).

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked with them from January–August 2019.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The developer provided value, insight, and knowledge. He contributed to the team as we’d expect from any developer. All products were high-quality and delivered on time. We were very satisfied with his focus and dedication. One time, he even provided some updates while he was sick. It’s hard to provide a specific impact because it’s one developer working on one project in a much larger organization.

How did Bravelab.io perform from a project management standpoint?

He was a regular team member, so if there was something he couldn’t solve or questions he had, he communicated with our team. There are always some issues with remote work: time difference, language barriers, Internet connectivity, explaining things over chat rather than in-person. Occasionally, there were scheduling conflicts. If he had a meeting at Bravelab.io and we had a meeting, it wouldn’t work out. But that’s more of an organizational thing.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Bravelab.io’s developer cared about the project. Often, you will hire developers who will do the project and then just go home without caring, but he really cared about what we were doing. That’s something we want in our employees, and with a remote developer, that’s very important for us. The extended contract is an outgrowth of that dedication to quality work.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I think broadening knowledge for their staff always helps.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

I would recommend fully vetting the people you’re hiring, as one would do with any remote developer.

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

Frontend Angular Dev for Business Solutions Platform

"Bravelab has delivered what they promised."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Jan. - May 2019
Project summary: 

Bravelab Software Development developed the frontend of a business solutions platform. They actively partook in scrum meetings and collaborated with the internal team to implement new functionalities.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Gdańsk, Poland
IT Project Manager, Business Software Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Thanks to Bravelab's help, the project was executed on time. They've helped the client expand in the global market. The lead developer was a great collaborator with exceptional communication skills. The team showcased professionalism as well as an innovative approach to building software. 

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

We're a Dutch-Polish software house with over 13 years of experience in IT development, support, and maintenance. We create extended IT systems of varying scope. My main duty is handling international IT projects for clients from all around the world (Ghana, Kenya, Netherlands, USA, Germany)

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Bravelab Software Development?

We engaged Bravelab to help us with frontend Angular development for a project.

What were your goals for this project?

Our main goal was to build an innovative business platform, which would be used to save, borrow and pay for income-generating activities allowing to increase food security and fight poverty in Kenya.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We were working on a lot of projects and we needed to find a partner who could support us with the frontend development side of the project. We started to look for someone among our new potential partners and after an introduction call, we decided to choose Bravelab.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

Bravelab's developer was responsible for participating in the current development process, implementing new functionalities. The developer was a part of our development team and was actively attending our Scrum meetings.

What was the team composition?

The team was composed of one frontend developer from Bravelab and one (up to three) backend .NET full-stack developers, IT project manager and software tester.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

This is another project which is close to our company’s mission and goals, expanding our services to an international market

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

Project management was based on Agile/Scrum. We organised daily meetings, sprint retrospectives and planning. It allowed us to stay on track with our deadlines and goals. We managed to finish the project on time and deliver new tested functionality in 2-week intervals.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Bravelab has delivered what they promised. The developer was collaborating closely with our team, so there were no communication problems. Every day developer showed professionalism and was always prepared to do her job.

We felt that our organizational culture is corresponding with Bravelab’s approach to building software - based on quality and smooth communication between everyone.

Are there any areas for improvement?

I know that Bravelab wants to introduce an innovative company culture based on Management 3.0 ideas. We are aware that every company has something to improve, but from our point of view, no issues were apparent and everything was OK.

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

Full-Stack Development for Startup

"We would’ve spent much more time getting to the point where Bravelab helped us get to."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Jun. - Dec. 2018
Project summary: 

Bravelab augmented the internal staff’s efforts, supplementing frontend development work. They assigned full-stack developers and will likely be tasked with future projects.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
Senior Vice President, Startup
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Their team’s work boosted internal efficiency and helped the product go to market faster and with higher quality. Bravelab felt like in-house staff with their efficient communication and frequent check-ins. They’re an overall reliable vendor that proactively offers ways to improve the final product.

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 head of development of a tech startup.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Bravelab?

Our company is currently growing and the biggest challenge we’re experiencing is hiring people on time. I joined the company around a-year-and-a-half ago and my team had about 13 people. We needed to develop an e-commerce platform for Indonesia during this growth period when we had just a few developers to support all the products.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Bravelab has worked with us as a remote part of the team, using an Agile Scrum methodology. They acted as full-stack developers, mainly using JavaScript, MySQL, Node.js on the backend, and React on the frontend.

What is the team composition?

We had two full-stack developers from Bravelab. Their founder was our main point of contact.  

What is the status of this engagement?

If I remember correctly, we hired them in June or July 2018 and the first phase of the project lasted until the end of the year. We’re looking to engage with Bravelab for our other projects.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Bravelab’s work has definitely helped increase our efficiency. We were able to get to market much quicker and with a better product. Their team was very helpful, especially since we didn’t have a strong frontend team back then that could work with React. We would’ve spent much more time getting to the point where Bravelab helped us get to. Additionally, they also suggested improvements for speeding up the app and making it work better overall.

How did Bravelab perform from a project management standpoint?

The only obstacle was the six-hour difference between us, but that couldn’t be helped. Aside from that, it was all good. We tracked their progress daily and used the same Jira board for the whole team. In terms of performance, there was no difference between Bravelab and our internal team.

Bravelab delivered everything we agreed on and we had effective communication with their management. They checked with us every two to three weeks to see if there were any problems or if there was anything they could improve. 

What did you find most impressive about them?

We don’t have that much experience with contractors, but Bravelab was definitely reliable and proactive. We had a bad experience with a company from Bulgaria before, where the developer would become unavailable without notice. Bravelab is a huge improvement compared to that.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I don’t have anything in mind that they could improve, to be honest.

5.0
Overall Score There’s no problem with communication, even though they’re based in Poland and we’re in Manilla.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Bravelab helped us with planning, offering helpful suggestions and delivering on their promises.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    There are probably cheaper options, but not for the same quality and reliability that Bravelab offers.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    There was basically no difference between Bravelab’s quality and our internal standards.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I may be giving them too many fives, but I’m happy working with them. We’re actually talking about another project with Bravelab.

Web App Development for eGroceries Startup

"The Bravlab team is skilled and are able to deliver according to what we want."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Jan. 2019 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Bravelab Software Development helped creat an MVP. They used Python on the backend and React and CSS on the frontend.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Krakow, Poland
Founder, eGroceries Startup
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Bravelab Software Development’s efforts were received with positive acclaim. The team was proactive, helpful, and delivered a quality product.

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 an eGroceries startup.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Bravelab Software Development?

We needed a company to help us with our web app development needs.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They developed my web app and their efforts enabled us to launch a minimum viable product (MVP). In terms of coding languages, they used Python on the backend and React and CSS on the frontend.

What is the team composition?

There are 6-7 people on our team.

How did you come to work with Bravelab Software Development?

I connected with one of their senior coders during our vendor search. He communicated really well about what he and his team was able to deliver. We chose to work together from there.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

One of the metrics we value is the number of hours used, versus the impact made. Compared to other companies, this ratio was much better for me. The Bravlab team is skilled and are able to deliver according to what we wanted.

How did Bravelab Software Development perform from a project management standpoint?

I liked how they structured the project was and how the project management looked. They work in an agile methodology, which suited our needs. We used Jira and Kanban as project management tools, and we found its really easy to communicate with them.

For our purposes, we decided we were able to do without project management after a few months.  When we did have a project manager, I really liked their approach. They were transparent and it felt like we had a dedicated partner.

What did you find most impressive about them?

I can be a critical person. I really appreciate that they filled in certain gaps to put me at ease. For example, they made simple decisions that would improve the quality of the project even if it was costing some additional hours. They were proactive and I really appreciated it.

 They’re good at the architecture of complex systems. Now I feel way safer about the quality of the code and how new developers will be able to understand what’s been written going forward.

Are there any areas they could improve?

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

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