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Brocoders is a startup development company focused on delivering high-quality tech products.

We’ve completed over 50 projects of all sizes for businesses worldwide in the areas of:

  • SaaS and ERP systems, internal management platforms,
  • interactive EdTech and LMS projects,
  • MedTech and digital health platforms,
  • B2B, B2C, P2P marketplaces,
  • Blockchain projects.

As a full-stack web & mobile development company, we provide the full lifecycle of the app's development using the latest top-notch technologies like Node.js, React.js, React Native, Hyperledger for Blockchain.

Our 60-people team includes certified developers, UX designers, project managers, sales and marketing team, and QA team. 

Contact us to request an estimate for your project or get a free consultation from our specialists. 

Brocoders offers end-to-end development following these steps:

  1. Collecting all the details about your project.
  2. Preparing detailed research on your main competitors, outlining must-have features for the MVP as well as monetization models.
  3. Defining user personas and preparing optimized user journeys.
  4. Translating concepts into interactive wireframes and UX/UI design. 
  5. Once the design is approved, we define the most suitable technology stack, prepare the feature-based estimation and compose a team of developers.
  6. Dividing the development process into several sprints following Lean Principles and the best Agile Methodologies. 
  7. Development process with daily check-ups, regular feedback, and sprints planning together.
  8. Testing and Delivery.
 
$25,000+
 
$25 - $49 / hr
 
50 - 249
 Founded
2014
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Sumy, Ukraine
headquarters
other locations

Portfolio

Key clients: 

FinTech companies Supply Chain mapping with Blockchain. Marketplaces in the areas of education, fashion, commerce, travel, and hospitality. Internal management platforms for SME companies. Our portfolio

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Casers.org

Casers.org is our side EdTech project that aims to contribute to more practical learning at the higher educational institutions in Ukraine by solving real business cases.

Casers connects top businesses and university students on a journey of solving a business case in order to gain knowledge and practical skills in the chosen area or land a job at a company. As of now, Casers is the main case

web-platform in Ukraine having the support of the Ministry of Education and uniting businesses, educational institutions, and young professionals that leads to a productive partnership among them.

Cases are the business tasks in marketing, management, finance or engineering created by companies. They can be solved individually or in small teams in a competition format. Each team has a mentor from the company and gets a chance to pitch their solutions to respective managers online or offline in front of the other participants. Overall, it is a very joyful and interactive experience, since all the participants are getting benefits from participating in the case: presents or new career opportunities.

Technologies: Ruby on Rails, React.js

Available in Ukrianian, Russian and English.

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Kedzoh.com

Kedzoh.com - Learning platform. The CEO of the service Patrick Kedziora believes that the learning process should be simple, interesting and overwhelming. Having studied the market he realized that the service which could provide companies with an ability to teach a big amount of their workers at once did not exist. So, he came up with an idea of creating an application that will enable companies to create tutorials for their

worker.

Industry: E-learning

Technologies: Ruby on Rails and Angular JS for web solution

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JobOrbit.com

Joborbit.com - Job Search Marketplace

The advantage of the service is that it enables both a job-seeker and an employer to find each other in a few clicks. Moreover, the user will be notified either about acceptance of their application or receiving any new offers.

Industry: Job marketplace

Technologies: Ruby on Rails and Angular.js

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Djob.ch

Djob.ch - is an online service that was created to help to find the specialists for solving domestic tasks, like cleaning, furniture assembling, event helping and so on. The platform unites the Askers that need a certain kind of job to be done and the DJobers - skilled professionals that are looking for an extra job.

Industry: Job search

marketplace

Technologies: Ruby on Rails and React.js

Integrations: Stripe, Linkedin API, FAcebook API, Twitter API

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Tantrum.xyz

Tantrum.XYZ - an online marketplace for busy parents to get advice, products, and inspiration.

Industry: Ecommerce

Technologies: Ruby on Rails and React.js

Integrations: Universal Basket, Mandrill, Facebook API, Twitter API, Instagram API

Key features

  • Editors publish various insights and reviews about children and
parenting in general.
  • Parents can create amazing milestone cards that can be downloaded and shared on social networks.
  • Parents can choose exciting clothing sets and other goods for their kids due to the service's integration with multiple suppliers.
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    Xellardoor.com

    Xellardoor.com helps users get advice and expertise from fashion enthusiasts and fashion lovers altogether. Due to the service users can create their own looks as well as get inspired by the looks of other users. At the same time, users can do shopping using the service.

    Industry: Fashion marketplace

    Technologies: Ruby on Rails and

    Angular.js

    Integrations: Facebook API, Instagram API

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    Claimdocs.com

    ClaimDocs is a turnkey web application that organizes IME doctor info in a user-friendly searchable format and streamlines the scheduling process with their front office.

    Industry: Insurance

    Technologies: Ruby on Rails and Angular.js

    Integrations: Google Maps API, Mandrill

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    Auctionised.com

    Auctionised.com is a web-based application that helps people to simulate an auction on any property, to discover the price which is likely to be achieved at a real auction. In other words, the online service helps potential property buyers to gain a practical experience in the auction bidding. The platform uses a lot of elements taken from games due to which the users can track their activities and compare them

    with other users.

    Industry: Real Estate

    Main technologies: Ruby on Rails and React.js

    Integrations: Facebook, Google Maps, Google Plus, Twitter, Mandrill

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    Hypeboard (iOS and Android app)

    Hypeboard is a cross-platfrom mobile application that shows realtime rankings of Instagram profiles.

    The app allows its users to find out a realtime ranking of their favourite Instagram profile with detailed statistics (Daily, Weekly and Monthly analysis) and discover new Instagram profiles based on their categories, like Actors, Musicians, Lifestyle, Travel, etc.

    Hypeboard’s ranking algorithm provides dynamic

    ranking lists by capturing the most interactive Instagram profiles. It can also suggest your favourite Instagram profiles and categories to be added on the ranking list.

    Technologies: React Native, Node.js and AWS platform as backend service.

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    Frontend & Mobile App Dev for Management Co

    "They’re not just looking to get paid; they’re interested in quality."

    Quality: 
    5.0
    Schedule: 
    4.5
    Cost: 
    5.0
    Willing to refer: 
    5.0
    The Project
     
    $200,000 to $999,999
     
    Apr. 2018 - Ongoing
    Project summary: 

    Using ReactJS, Brocoders built the frontend of a web application. The team developed the platform’s mobile version based in React Native.  

    The Reviewer
     
    11-50 Employees
     
    Israel
    CEO, Bookkeeping and Document Management Company
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    Brocoders exceeded expectations to deliver the platform on-time. A committed partner, their attention to detail encourages quality results. The team’s communication and competency make them a genuine partner.

    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 an accounting and document management company.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    What challenge were you trying to address with Brocoders?

    We needed a partner to build the frontend of our client service solution. We’d created the backend but were looking for a company with web and mobile development experience that could take on this project for us.

    SOLUTION

    What was the scope of their involvement?

    Based in a React framework, Brocoders developed the entirety of our web app’s frontend, which they integrated with the backend we’d built. Their team developed our mobile app using React Native.

    What is the team composition?

    We work with more than five people including a project manager. Since our engagement isn’t project-based, it's more like a full-time job; their team works exclusively for us.

    How did you come to work with Brocoders?

    A colleague who had previous experience working with their team recommended them. We flew to Ukraine to meet them and a few other companies, ultimately deciding to go with Brocoders.

    How much have you invested in them?

    We’ve spent between $200,000–$999,999 with them so far.

    What is the status of this engagement?

    We began working with them in April 2018, and our collaboration is ongoing.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    They’re a team of professionals, which is hard to find. Brocoders isn’t a subcontractor, but a part of our organization—it’s great.

    How did Brocoders perform from a project management standpoint?

    We speak to their team around five times per day. Brocoders has worked weekends to meet deadlines when necessary. If there’s an issue with the backend code that we haven’t noticed, their team will notify us.

    What did you find most impressive about them?

    Brocoders is great. They’re not just looking to get paid; they’re interested in quality.

    Are there any areas they could improve?

    There’s always room for improvement. We’ve had bad experiences with a few previous vendors, but I can’t think of anything Brocoders could do differently.

    Do you have any advice for potential customers?

    Bring them on as part of the team if there’s a big project to complete. Brocoders will be successful.

    5.0
    Overall Score
    • 4.5 Scheduling
      ON TIME / DEADLINES
    • 5.0 Cost
      Value / within estimates
    • 5.0 Quality
      Service & deliverables
    • 5.0 NPS
      Willing to refer
      I've already recommended them to others.

    Mobile App Dev & Design for Currency App

    “Their professionalism, experience, and focus on delivery are excellent.”

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

    Brocoders developed the UI/UX for a mobile currency startup. Working in React native, they built iOS and Android frontends for an existing backend API.

    The Reviewer
     
    1-10 Employees
     
    Canada
    Founder, Currency Conversion Platform
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    The project is still underway, but Brocoders have completed every milestone on time. The APK they delivered tests well, and they fulfill their promises. They are results-oriented, and the collaboration runs smoothly.

    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 a mobile currency startup.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    What challenge were you trying to address with Brocoders?

    We wanted to develop a mobile frontend for iOS and Android to couple with a backend API I had already developed.

    SOLUTION

    What was the scope of their involvement?

    They first developed designs for the UI/UX. Once I reviewed the work, I gave them the contract to develop the software for both the iOS and Android applications. Some of the features include currency transfers and currency creation. It was built using React Native.

    What is the team composition?

    I worked with a project manager. Through her, I worked with three developers indirectly. I also coordinated a few elements with people higher up in their firm, mostly in the contracting phase.

    How did you come to work with Brocoders?

    I posted a project on Upwork. They applied for the design portion of the project, which was the first phase. I was satisfied with their work, so I decided to award them the software development of the mobile app.

    How much have you invested with them?

    The total cost is about $40,000, which I'm paying for in installments as we reach each milestone.

    What is the status of this engagement?

    The project started in May 2019 and will probably wrap up in December 2019.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    They've almost finished the first milestone and have delivered an APK for me to test what they've completed. Everything works as they promised, and they've delivered all the features they said they would.

    How did Brocoders perform from a project management standpoint?

    They perform very well and are very results-oriented. It's a big, complex project, and they've delivered. They're thorough, and the project is fairly bug-free.

    What did you find most impressive about them?

    They have a lot of experience, and we've avoided all the common pitfalls for this kind of project. Their professionalism, experience, and focus on delivery are excellent.

    Are there any areas they could improve?

    Software development like this is hard, but I can't say their work is anything less than optimal. If they had done things differently, I might not have gotten everything on time. I can't identify anything they should change.

    Do you have any advice for potential customers?

    Settle on all the project objectives before you begin. That will keep everyone on the same page, resolve any questions, and make the project run smoothly.

    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 Dev for Professional Development Company

    "I was impressed by Brocoders startup mentality and ability to think long-term..."

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

    Brocoders develops a web-based platform from scratch. Their responsibilities have included prototype development and the creation of design screens.

    The Reviewer
     
    1-10 Employees
     
    Kiev, Ukraine
    Eugene Ursalov
    CEO, Casers
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    The solution serves as the foundation of stakeholders’ business. Brocoders is an accessible team with a transparent communication style. They are invested in stakeholders’ success, even offering suggestions for improvements. They easily adjust to shifts in direction.

    The client submitted this review online.

    BACKGROUND

    Please describe your company and your position there.

    I am the founder and CEO of Casers - Ukrainian case community aimed to improve the higher education in our country. On Casers, companies publish their real business cases that students can solve and gain practical experience in their sphere.

    Casers unites the ministry of education, businesses, educational institutions, and young professionals and leads to a productive partnership among them. Cases are proposed to be resolved on the basis of competition and students can work either individually or in small teams. Later on, they pitch their solutions to the company and have a chance to win prizes or get an internship at the company.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    For what projects/services did your company hire Brocoders?

    I hired Brocoders to design and develop the whole platform for me which is the main resource for my EdTech project.

    What were your goals for this project?

    The goal was to develop the platform to make it very appealing, easy-to-use and user-friendly for students but also quite professional for businesses who are to publish their cases. I didn't have any preferences in terms of technology and relied on Brocoders choices.

    SOLUTION

    How did you select this vendor?

    I met Rodion, CEO of Brocoders, at a local entrepreneurship event in Ukraine, we exchanged thoughts and I presented my idea to him. Since he owns a development company, it was a natural partnership and decision to work together on Casers.

    Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

    The team started working from scratch, having only the idea from my side. Brocoders created documentation, prototype, design screens and then started the development. The whole process is led by the Project Manager on Brocoders side.

    The latest initiative that is being tested on the platform is Championships. This feature allows to create more than one case in the same area of study and engage a bigger number of candidates to join the competition.

    For now, we are at the maintenance stage and planning new functionality on the platform to allow universities to publish their cases, too. Also, the team takes a proactive approach, participates in meetings regularly and is very trustworthy.

    What was the team composition?

    The team is composed of a project manager and 2 developers. At the first stages, there was also a designer working on the prototype and UX/UI design. Rodion also joined the team as a mentor and technical lead. We selected the agile approach in order to have the possibility to quickly test the functionality, get feedback and adapt to the students’ needs.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    To create the platform was the main thing that was needed in order to successfully run this project and business overall. So I can tell that this was a major achievement and the foundation to make Casers known in Ukraine and start all the other operations, such as promoting the platform, getting companies to create their cases, partnering with universities, and working on the monetization models.

    How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

    As stated above, the whole process was led by the project manager who made sure of the following: get my needs and priorities, document the functionality and website matrix. Then, the manager organized the team and was monitoring the prototyping & development process, scheduled regular meetings, features and sprints planning, retrospective meetings.

    We use Trello for management and Skype for communication and everything proved to be very effective. The team is always available, honest with timing or any issues appearing, so I was aware of everything happening.

    What did you find most impressive about this company?

    I was impressed by Brocoders startup mentality and ability to think long-term, taking a proactive approach in discussing the future of my project. It seems that they take my project personally and aspire to make it succeed. I felt that they were truly interested in the idea and wanted to make the best out of it.

    They were always very quick to adapt to my changes, new ideas but at the same time could suggest what could be improved. We are even visiting each other offices now as friends so I am happy about how everything turned out.

    Are there any areas for improvement?

    I was satisfied with everything Brocoders has been delivering so, in fact, there is not so much they could improve. The only suggestion might be to improve the onboarding of new developers onto the project because the newcomers need more mentoring at the beginning in order to be more efficient and proactive.

    5.0
    Overall Score I am happy to work with Brocoders because they understand my needs and priorities, they communicate challenges and successes and always suggest what’s
    • 5.0 Scheduling
      ON TIME / DEADLINES
      I enjoy the possibility to plan things together because it gives me the right overview of the workscope, resources needed and estimated timelines. So
    • 5.0 Cost
      Value / within estimates
      I am satisfied with the pricing policy of the team.
    • 5.0 Quality
      Service & deliverables
      The quality has been outstanding. Also, the team reacts very fast to everything that needs to be improved and works hard to produce the best quality.
    • 5.0 NPS
      Willing to refer
      I will definitely recommend Brocoders to any entrepreneur looking for not only development but also the right mindset and approach.

    App Redevelopment for Insurance Company

    "After working with Brocoders, I literally felt the world was a better place."

    Quality: 
    5.0
    Schedule: 
    5.0
    Cost: 
    5.0
    Willing to refer: 
    5.0
    The Project
     
    $10,000 to $49,999
     
    Sept. 2015 - Apr. 2016
    Project summary: 

    Brocoders provided a lead developer and other team members to assist with redeveloping an app from scratch. The main goal was to make it more functional than the previous one.

    The Reviewer
     
    1-10 Employees
     
    Chicago, Illinois
    Dave Porter
    Founder, ClaimDocs
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    The project team delivered the app on time and within budget, including all the specified features that were requested. Working with Brocoders was a great experience thanks to their expertise, responsiveness, and professionalism, which helps them stand out from other vendors.

    The client submitted this review online.

    BACKGROUND

    Please describe your company and your position there.

    I’m the founder of a company that provides a network of independent doctors for insurance carriers to collaborate with on disability examinations.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    For what projects/services did your company hire Brocoders?

    I hired them to add new functionality to my application but they convinced me to develop a new project from scratch, which was the right decision.

    What were your goals for this project?

    Our main goal was to have a fully-fledged application.

    SOLUTION

    How did you select this vendor?

    I spent at least three months on freelancer websites interviewing and trying out various developer teams through a virtual hackathon period. Brocoders was the most professional, but most importantly, they were the best developers.

    What was the team composition?

    I worked with their lead developer and he had a team of two or so developers for handling most of the work.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

    What outcomes or results can you share that demonstrate progress and/or success?

    The project was turned in on time with all our specifications included, which is truly unbelievable in this line of work. Their team was wonderful to work with through the twists and turns of development, delivering everything I asked for.

    I've worked with many teams before and can empathize with anyone that has had bad experiences—it's the worst. After working with Brocoders, I literally felt the world was a better place.

    How effective was the project management?

    They were the best hands down.

    What did you find most impressive about this company?

    Their ability to get things done on time and within budget is what’s most impressive about them.

    What tips or recommendations do you have?

    I don’t have any recommendations for Brocoders. They’re doing an amazing job.

    5.0
    Overall Score
    • 5.0 Scheduling
      ON TIME / DEADLINES
      We worked with them from across the globe and yet they were super responsive. There was never a blackout in communication for more than a few hours.
    • 5.0 Cost
      Value / within estimates
      They delivered roughly at or under budget.
    • 5.0 Quality
      Service & deliverables
      It’s the best quality I've seen.
    • 5.0 NPS
      Willing to refer
      I would 100% recommend them as long as they still have bandwidth for me.

    App Development for B2B Education Platform

    “They listen, provide input, and actually care about what we’re doing.”

    Quality: 
    5.0
    Schedule: 
    5.0
    Cost: 
    5.0
    Willing to refer: 
    5.0
    The Project
     
    Confidential
     
    Nov. 2014 - Mar. 2015
    Project summary: 

    Brocoders developed a startup, e-learning B2B app platform using Ruby on Rails and Javascript, and continues to provide solutions for technological issues. 

    The Reviewer
     
    Startup
     
    San Francisco, California
    Founder & CEO, Education Platform
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    The devotion and acumen Brocoders exhibits is profound. They never failed in their attentiveness, which allowed them to provide refined solutions.

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

    BACKGROUND

    Introduce your business and what you do there.

    We are a B2B education platform for enterprises. I am the founder and CEO of the company.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    What challenge were you trying to address with Brocoders?

    We were building the second version of our platform and it was critical for us to find partners who could code and think strategically from a product development standpoint. Brocoders helped us achieve our goals.

    SOLUTION

    What was the scope of their involvement?

    Brocoders learned our goals and objectives, got behind the coding and specs, and really listened to us. This allowed them to provide insights we may not have had, and was exactly what our product development needed.

    The backend was built using Ruby on Rails and Javascript. More importantly, Brocoders provided advice on the technologies being introduced and how we could solve specific problems. For example, Brocoders found the solution for some video conversion issues that worked best on our platform.

    We have worked with 3-6 people from Brocoders’ team over the last several years.

    How did you come to work with Brocoders?

    We had bad experiences with firms we’d worked with in the past. We reached out to the worldwide development community, which led us to Brocoders in Ukraine. We spoke with them and besides their technical skills decided to work with them because of their ability to think outside the box and not just think about the coding.

    What is the status of this engagement?

    We started working with Brocoders in the fall of 2014, and I visited them at the beginning of 2015. The initial phase was completed around March 2015, and we’ve since continued to work with them on improvements and technical issues.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    We have a finished product that is being sold in the marketplace. The important thing to us is that the platform does what it was designed to do, and that customers are happy with it.

    How did Brocoders perform from a project management standpoint?

    We can speak freely with their team, identify what needs to be done, and refine it. It’s important to define what needs to be done, mock up the concept to ensure that it performs accurately, and then code.

    What did you find most impressive about Brocoders?

    They listen, provide input, and actually care about what we’re doing.

    Are there any areas Brocoders could improve?

    I’m pleased with my relationship with them. Brocoders has gone beyond the call of duty, and has always been there with an idea, response, and an ear to listen. I highly recommend them.

    5.0
    Overall Score I consider Brocoders a part of our team.
    • 5.0 Scheduling
      ON TIME / DEADLINES
      They have their act together.
    • 5.0 Cost
      Value / within estimates
      Brocoders is fair in terms of pricing, and has given us value for our money.
    • 5.0 Quality
      Service & deliverables
      They work with us to define what we’re trying to do, and deliver on budget and on time.
    • 5.0 NPS
      Willing to refer
      I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to a colleague or friend.

    Auction Website for Quality & Improvement Services Company

    "They genuinely wanted to help me achieve my goals."

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

    Brocoders provided full-stack development for a web-based MVP, turning an early stage vision into a functional scope and creating wireframes as well as the entire codebase.

    The Reviewer
     
    1-10 Employees
     
    Melbourne, Australia
    Gary Donovan
    Founder, TakeAgile
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    The constructed MVP contains clean and stable designs, thanks to Brocoders’ deep understanding of software technology. The team’s helpful suggestions, rapid turnaround time, and accessibility despite time-zone conflicts demonstrate their eagerness to meet objectives.

    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 owner of a consulting and recruitment firm working with technology companies. We have a small MVP consisting of an auction website. 

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    What challenge were you trying to address with Brocoders?

    I needed help with expanding the idea and conducting the development of my MVP. I reached out to Brocoders in order to get a sense of the cost and possibilities.

    SOLUTION

    What was the scope of their involvement?

    Brocoders was responsible for the entire codebase of the project, as well as wireframes. They developed everything from the ground up and turned my idea into a more functional scope.

    They used Ruby on Rails 5.0 on the backend, which had been recently released at the time, in July 2016. All of the backend developers on Brocoders’ team are Rails people, but I don’t know if they’d used the 5.0 version before.

    We used ReactJS on the frontend and a Bootstrap theme. The platform was hosted on DigitalOcean. We rely on Twilio for SMS authentication. This tool allows users to verify their accounts through the use of a mobile number, which lets them receive confirmation codes. We also have a MailChimp integration.

    Brocoders handled all the sign-in integrations. Users can log in through Google accounts, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

    The algorithms that power the auction engine sit at the core of the platform. There is a level of automation through which users can generate their own auctions. This means that they’re essentially playing against the system and receiving instant feedback, giving an impression of playing against someone else. Brocoders built this logic into the Rails framework.

    They brought others members on board for the frontend elements and supplied coders for hardcore elements. A few people on their team have a deeper understanding of software development.

    I communicated with a project manager from Brocoders’ side, and I also had a dedicated frontend and backend developer on the team. All the communication was done through Slack, and a few additional people worked on ad-hoc components. Overall, 4–5 people touched the codebase.

    How did you come to work with Brocoders?

    I found a team member on Upwork and prodded around Google until I found Brocoders’ site. I reached out to them because I felt they had a clean and stable tech stack. I do a lot of recruitment within software development and can usually spot good developers. I researched some of the people on Brocoders’ website and looked at their public repositories. I was fairly impressed with the consistency of the technologies they were using, especially the Ruby on Rails stack and ReactJS. I didn’t have my current platform in mind when I first contacted them, but I wanted to have a conversation and find out what they were like. One thing led to another.

    How much have you invested with Brocoders?

    The cost of their work has been around AU$20,000 [$15,000].

    What is the status of this engagement?

    I started working with Brocoders around May 2016. The initial phase of the project was completed in December. The collaboration is ongoing, and I will assign more work to Brocoders. 

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    I don’t have any metrics since the whole project was built as an MVP, and I’ve run it concurrently with my day-to-day activities. Brocoders excelled in building the technology side, but there are massive gaps in terms of marketing and launching the platform. Those are areas I’m looking to manage.

    How did Brocoders perform from a project management standpoint?

    There is a big time-zone difference between our teams. I communicated on Skype 2–3 times a week with their project manager, usually during the evening on my time. We reviewed what the team had been building, and any issues I had would go straight into Trello or Slack for further action. The communication has been almost instant, despite the time difference, and they’ve implemented swift updates.

    What did you find most impressive about Brocoders?

    My project manager has been helpful with suggestions—from wireframing and ideation to letting me know when I needed to stop. If I had my way, I would’ve kept building and adding unnecessary features. Brocoders told me that they could build whatever I wanted, but it didn’t make sense to keep spending money when I hadn’t validated what was already in place. This demonstrated a lot of integrity on their part. They genuinely wanted to help me achieve my goals.

    They focus on listening and acting. I had a single point of contact, who was able to act on what I requested and provide constructive input. I spent a few hours chatting with him on Skype about subjects outside of the project itself. It became a friendly relationship as well.

    Their team is close-knit. I don’t know how many developers there are on Brocoders’ side, but they seem to be a bit of a brotherhood. There is low staff turnover, which is a big positive when it comes to understanding each other’s way of working.

    Are there any areas Brocoders could improve?

    They’re very good at backend and frontend development, but there are other areas where I need help, especially for the marketing, branding, and UI/UX of my site. I could make use of these services, but they’re not offered. Brocoders supplies project management and consultation on products, but there are gaps in the offering. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, though. 

    5.0
    Overall Score
    • 5.0 Scheduling
      ON TIME / DEADLINES
      I received instant feedback, and every scheduled meeting was respected.
    • 5.0 Cost
      Value / within estimates
      It would’ve cost me 3-times as much to build the same site in Australia.
    • 5.0 Quality
      Service & deliverables
      I’ve been happy with everything. The quality of service is great.
    • 5.0 NPS
      Willing to refer
      I have already recommended them.

    Ruby on Rails Dev for Web-Based Fashion Platform

    "They are really friendly, and it was great working with them."

    Quality: 
    5.0
    Schedule: 
    5.0
    Cost: 
    5.0
    Willing to refer: 
    5.0
    The Project
     
    $50,000 to $199,999
     
    May 2015 - Sept. 2016
    Project summary: 

    Brocoders built an influencer marketing app using Ruby on Rails. The team delivered results in weekly sprints during the first phase of the project. They also updated the site’s design and functionality.

    The Reviewer
     
    1-10 Employees
     
    Japan
    Hyo Jong Cho
    Founder, XellaDoor
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    Brocoders’ scheduling was impressive. The team gave accurate estimates and met all of the target deadlines. When there were issues, they were proactive about assigning extra resources and working overtime.

    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 the founder of XellarDoor. It’s a web-based platform where fashion influencers can curate a collection and publish it for their subscribers through their blogs, SMS, or web pages. Whenever our influencers make sales, we share a commission with them. That’s basically the model of our services.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    What challenge were you trying to address with Brocoders?

    I’m not a tech guy — I majored in entrepreneurship — so I hired Brocoders to help build a web application for our company. I had been using another website, Polyvore, as a reference for our web app. I did some research and figured out that my reference website was using Ruby on Rails as its programming language. I had a hard time finding affordable developers in the United States who used Ruby on Rails.

    SOLUTION

    What was the scope of their involvement?

    Brocoders did the mock-ups for the whole web app. I think we finished the mock-ups within a month. Afterward, they did its frontend and backend development. I'm not sure how many developers they have, but I had 2 assigned developers. When there was an issue, Brocoders would assign 10 developers to work on the problem at once.  

    How did you come to work with Brocoders?

    On oDesk, I found a list of developers who provided Ruby on Rails services. I think I interviewed 15 developers, and Brocoders was one of them. Brocoders’ leader and CEO was really devoted. He was the fastest to respond to me. It was also convenient that even though he’s from Ukraine, he could speak English well. All of his project managers spoke English, so the language barrier was not a challenge for us.

    I asked all the developers to review Polyvore and tell me about the website as a way to see if they really checked it. A lot of the overseas developers would say, “I visited it and saw it,” without actually reviewing it. Brocoders really seemed to check out the website and my order request. Their price was also good.

    How much have you invested with Brocoders?

    We’ve spent roughly $50,000 on Brocoders’ services.

    What is the status of this engagement?

    The initial project started in May 2015 and concluded at the end of September 2015. In March 2016, we started working together again to add other features. That lasted for about 2 months. In September 2016, we asked them to implement a new design on the web app. That project took about a month.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    Brocoders was great at keeping to the schedule — every estimate they had for how long a feature would take was correct. This was the main reason I kept working with them after each phase.

    We haven't opened up our website to the public yet. It’s still in the testing phase. Our test users are the social network influencers, and they’re competent in the web app. To be honest, I think we have better features than our reference website.

    How did Brocoders perform from a project management standpoint?

    Brocoders assigned a project manager, Yulia, who helped me connect with our developers. If there were any problems, we would connect via Slack right away. If we needed to make a phone call, she would contact us immediately. I would call her or send her a message if we found some bugs. As soon as she got my message, she would update the Trello list.

    One thing that was convenient with Brocoders was that we did sprints each week. On Fridays, we discussed what we would work on the next week. Monday through Thursday would be spent working on our sprint, and then we deployed the work on Thursday night. I could see our progress each week within the development. Within 3 months, we had finished the initial phase of my request.

    What did you find most impressive about Brocoders?

    Brocoders’ time management was really impressive, and all of the work was done on time. If they couldn't complete something within the deadline, they were willing to work overtime and would explain why they were delayed.

    I had a chance to meet the Brocoders CEO in New York, and he was a really nice guy. He cares about his customers, and he’s always trying to reach out to them. The whole Brocoders team is friendly. Even though our work together has ended, I'm still in contact with the project manager and the CEO. We talked on Skype, and I asked how they were doing and how the website was doing.

    Are there any areas Brocoders could improve?

    Not really. The only thing I would recommend is that they hire 1 or 2 decent web or app designers. I really wanted to work with them again for the design improvement, but they didn't have any designers. I had to find another designer and then give their design to Brocoders to implement.

    5.0
    Overall Score They are really friendly, and it was great working with them. Before I worked with Brocoders, I had a fear of working with remote companies. But after working with Brocoders, I'm more confident about collaborating with offshore teams.
    • 5.0 Scheduling
      ON TIME / DEADLINES
      They are great at sticking to a timeline. I have no complaints; they were perfect.
    • 5.0 Cost
      Value / within estimates
      I don't think it was an inexpensive project, but their CEO said they might work with me for a long time, so he gave me a discounted rate. When I compared them with other firms, they had an advantage on cost. I was satisfied.
    • 5.0 Quality
      Service & deliverables
      I got more than I expected from Brocoders.
    • 5.0 NPS
      Willing to refer
      I would recommend them to others.

    Web Dev for Supply Chain Mapping Solution

    "Their personal approach to customer needs stands out."

    Quality: 
    5.0
    Schedule: 
    5.0
    Cost: 
    5.0
    Willing to refer: 
    5.0
    The Project
     
    $200,000 to $999,999
     
    Mar. 2018 - Ongoing
    Project summary: 

    Brocoders developed a web-based platform to map supply chains for a consulting company's client. The project is ongoing.

    The Reviewer
     
    1-10 Employees
     
    Utrecht, Netherlands
    Owner, Consulting Firm
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    The solution is still under development. Brocoders' work has met all requirements so far. The team leads an efficient workflow and provides excellent customer service.

    The client submitted this review online.

    BACKGROUND

    Please describe your company and your position there.

    Owner

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    For what projects/services did your company hire Brocoders?

    DevOps

    What were your goals for this project?

    deliver a web based solution for supply chain mapping

    SOLUTION

    How did you select this vendor?

    referral

    Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

    Development of Web Services

    What was the team composition?

    Front End, Back End, Project Management, UI/UX

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    no

    How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

    very effective and efficient

    What did you find most impressive about this company?

    Their personal approach to customer needs stands out.

    Are there any areas for improvement?

    not really

    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

    Development & Maintenance of Internal Rails Tools

    "They adapted very well to our internal processes and code."

    Quality: 
    5.0
    Schedule: 
    4.5
    Cost: 
    5.0
    Willing to refer: 
    5.0
    The Project
     
    $10,000 to $49,999
     
    Jan. 2017 - Jan. 2018
    Project summary: 

    Brocoders enhanced the internal administrative app of a teacher resources platform. The team added database management tools, a bulk data importer, and other features.

    The Reviewer
     
    11-50 Employees
     
    San Francisco, California
    Jordan Feldstein
    Head of Product, Kiddom Inc
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    Brocoders’ output helped improve internal workflow. They delivered results on time, within budget, and according to specifications. In particular, the project manager was proactive about schedule updates and communication.

    The client submitted this review online.

    BACKGROUND

    Please describe your company and your position there.

    I’m a product manager for Kiddom, a company that helps K-12 teachers meet the needs of their students.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    For what projects/services did your company hire Brocoders?

    We had a backlog of features and tools to add to our internal administrative app.

    What were your goals for this project?

    Our goal was to support internal operational efficiency by rolling out much-needed automations and tools.

    SOLUTION

    How did you select this vendor?

    After reviewing several proposals, we decided to choose Brocoders because of their timeliness, clear communication, and conservative costs.

    Describe the project in detail.

    Our internal Rails app needed several database management tools, a bulk data importer, and several workflow tools for managing our platform. The code was written entirely by Brocoders.

    What was the team composition?

    We had a project manager who owned the projects. A developer from Brocoders worked with one of our own developers, who reviewed the work.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

    What outcomes or results can you share that demonstrate progress and/or success?

    All of the apps work and were deployed on schedule. They created the solutions in a generalizable way and left the app cleaner than they found it.

    How effective was the project management?

    Anton [Project Manager, Brocoders] was a great liaison. He solved problems as they came up and kept us ahead of schedule changes and time off.

    What did you find most impressive about this company?

    They adapted very well to our internal processes and code.

    What tips or recommendations do you have?

    It’s best to use video chat to communicate with them.

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