Web and Mobile Apps Development Company

Clockwise is a custom development company based in Ukraine offering consulting, software development and support services.

We develop beautiful and usable multiplatform applications for startups and businesses of all sizes. We excel in SaaS, GIS, online marketplaces, logistics solutions as well as order and inventory management systems.

 
$10,000+
 
$50 - $99 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2014
Clockwise Software Dnipro 49000
Ukraine

Portfolio

Key clients: 

Eventbrite, SegmentAI, Knocking, KP Technology GmbH

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Responsive Web App Dev for Greeting e-Card Platform

"The efficiency of the code and responsiveness of the entire system stood out to us and our users."

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

Clockwise Software provided frontend graphic design and backend code development, creating a more user-friendly site. Their continuous improvement on the UX has resulted in a responsive and reliable system.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
San Francisco, California
Ignacio Doncel
Founder, Wishyoo
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Despite a large time difference, Clockwise Software was incredibly responsive to questions and worked after hours to ensure availability. They had flexible project management, effective coding and design, and thorough testing.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the founder and CEO of Wishyoo. We are a greeting e-card platform that enables companies and individuals to build and send electronic cards that include handwritten and/or voice messages.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Clockwise Software?

We needed to improve our UX by changing the website design and making it more engaging.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Clockwise Software had to restructure the backend of our already established platform through code development. Through coding and testing, they made sure that all of the functionality was intuitive for users and had a workflow that was easy to understand.

For the frontend development, they redesigned the site to make sure it was eye-popping and appealing. They were able to provide us with an outside perspective on how users interact with the site, and from there develop a plan and take the steps to improve user engagement.

We began with small steps toward making the site user-friendly for people accessing it through their desktop or mobile device. From there, we continued to make changes to improve the design, functionality, and overall user satisfaction. At this point, we have a complete product and are making progress with continuous improvement.

What is the team composition?

We worked with a team of 4–6 people, which included two project managers, the CEO, a frontend and a backend developer, and then developers with a more focused skill set.

How did you come to work with Clockwise Software?

We found them on Upwork and were impressed with their reviews. Almost 100% of their reviews were positive, and upon talking with people that had worked with them in the past, we decided to slowly bring them onto the project. They showed us that they could work well with our code and platform, so we gradually increased their responsibility on the project.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent $60,000–$70,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We began working together in November 2017, and the work is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The efficiency of the code and responsiveness of the entire system stood out to us and our users. The system and code resources work between the CPU and mobile devices very well.

We were especially happy with the results of our concurrency testing. We tested the system against 5,000 users at one time, and stress tested specific parts of the mobile responses, and there was no system lag time.

How did Clockwise Software perform from a project management standpoint?

The team was always available to us and quickly answered our questions. The two project managers especially stood out, because they managed their hours so that they were working during our mornings, which were after hours for them.

We generally communicated over Slack. In addition to that, we required them to use our project management system, which they were not familiar with; however, they were flexible and quickly learned. They were effective communicators and learned our tools so that we could report and communicate efficiently.

What did you find most impressive about them?

I was most impressed with their professionalism, availability, and effectiveness. They provided us with daily deliverables, responded to our requests quickly—despite a large time difference—and understood exactly what we were trying to deliver to our users.

Are there any areas they could improve?

We’ve been very satisfied with their work, so it’s difficult to think of anything. The only thing I could want is more deliverables in a day, but I think any project manager would say that and it’s not a critique of their work.

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

Mobile App Dev for Software Development Company

"I’m very pleased with the quality of the work we’ve done together."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Aug. 2016 - Feb. 2018
Project summary: 

Clockwise Software is developing four mobile applications. They provide quality assurance testing, automated testing and React, Redux, Redux-Saga and Node.js implementations. 

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Denver, Colorado
CEO, Software Development Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Two of the applications have 100% code coverage and branch coverage. Another app has 99.4% code coverage. Clockwise Software is dedicated to continually elevating the quality of both their work and service with team training and supplementary coursework.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I own a company that develops software for roll-off dumpsters.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Clockwise Software?

I needed a larger development team to help expand my company.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Clockwise Software is helping me develop four mobile applications. While I have my own designer to handle design work for the apps, Clockwise provides me with a variety of software development services, including quality assurance testing, automated testing, and implementations with React, Redux, Redux-Saga, and Node.js. 

One of the projects they’ve partnered with me to develop is a mobile application that integrates web-based dispatching software. It tracks the inventory of a dispatcher as they move through their workflow, preventing them from moving forward to the next step until the inventory is properly accounted for. We intend to further integrate the app with a lot of multi-tendency functionalities that will allow a single dispatcher to work across four different hauling companies simultaneously.

What is the team composition? 

There are about four to five developers working with me. I was heavily involved in their selection.

How did you come to work with Clockwise Software?

I was looking for a firm that could source talent for me. I also wanted to be able to negotiate arrangements that allowed the same developers to work with me on something similar to a salary basis, despite it being an independent contractor relationship.

I found Clockwise Software through an online ad, though I’m not sure the source. The CEO and I were able to agree upon an arrangement that best suits what I was looking for, so I decided to partner with them.

How much have you invested with them?

We invested about $150,000 so far.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started partnering together in November 2016. The engagement has been paused temporarily because I’m currently fundraising for my project. Once I’ve finished that, I intend to continue working with them.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

I designed a workflow similar to a Kanban-scrum structure that tracks and tests all of our tasks. Two of the applications we’re working on, which have approximately 1200 automated tests, earned 100% code coverage and 100% branch coverage. Another app we’ve worked on with Clockwise Software has 99.4% code coverage. I’m very pleased with the quality of the work we’ve done together.

How did Clockwise Software perform from a project management standpoint?

I like to drive a project, especially when I’m working with a smaller team like Clockwise, so I essentially serve as project lead for them. We have a video conference call every morning for about an hour. We also use Talky, a free WebRTC online tool, to do screen shares, discuss the day’s tickets, and review code together.

What did you find most impressive about them?

The fact that Clockwise’s CEO has spent as much time and effort in training, personal improvement and quality assurance for his team as I do is something I consider very valuable. For example, the CEO sends his team to English courses to ensure they can clearly communicate with customers in the U.S.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I was pleased with everything overall. They did a great job sourcing the right developers for me.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Structure your contracts with them so they’re incentivized to achieve. For example, paying them monthly created a more stable pay cycle and allowed them to focus their attention on quality, as opposed to how many hours each developer is allocated.

I’ve also found that hiring an external project manager isn’t as effective as hiring an on-site project manager who has an entrenched understanding of the requirements and expectations of the project. If the project manager isn’t actively involved in the development process, the result won’t be as good.

5.0
Overall Score I am very happy with everything overall.
  • 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 Creative Agency

"I will probably work with them again."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
2017
Project summary: 

Clockwise Software provided a developer and a project manager to handle the development of a static website built on Vue.js.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Zurich, Switzerland
Romain Allemann
Interaction Designer, JLS Digital
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Clockwise Software’s programming is great resulting in a website that runs perfectly. Their team is not only professional and precise but also really friendly and quick to deliver high-quality work.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

We are a creative agency based in Switzerland and handle digital communication, digital signage, web and app development, and user interface/user experience design.  

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Clockwise Software?

We needed help with the development of our agency website. We wanted a static side based on Vue.js.

What were your goals for this project?

Our main goals was to have a quick and clean implementation of the website.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We searched on Upwork for developers that could code with Vue.js. We interviewed them and asked some technical questions to be sure that they would able to deliver.

Describe the project in detail.

They handled the development of our website and everything is based on JSON [JavaScript Object Notation]. We had a daily call that helped us be aware of what they were doing; we also organized a Slack channel and a Trello board.

Explain how the solution addressed your business challenge.

It’s really great to have a nice website that allows us to advertise ourselves as a dynamic company to work with.

What was the team composition?

They provided a project manager and a developer. Our team had a designer and an internal project manager as well.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

They’re an amazing and very professional team that delivered high-quality work on time. They created a static generated website with Vue.JS combines with Next.js and it works perfectly. It’s really well programmed and I will probably work with them again.

How effective was the project management?

Project management was very good. We used Trello and had daily calls.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

They were precise, quick, and friendly.

What tips or recommendations do you have?

They should keep their quality standards.

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

PHP MP3 Dev for Software Development Company

"[They] asked the right questions to get a deeper understanding of the requirements."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
3 months
Project summary: 

Clockwise Software completed B2B MVP software development when another team failed to build a viable product. The team worked to quickly stabilize the product, then added new features and customization.

The Reviewer
 
Stuttgart, Germany
Raif Kablaoui
CEO, KP Technology GmbH
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

They were able to quickly stabilize the project by asking the right questions for development and facilitating communication. The team used weekly sprints to ensure they understood the requirements, and ultimately built a high-quality product.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am the CEO of a software development firm providing services to clients who need high-quality custom software solutions to run their daily business.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what reason(s) did your company hire Clockwise Software?

After unsuccessfully developing an MVP with another company, I hired Clockwise Software to get the project back on track.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted to have a solid MVP completed on time and within budget.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

I scheduled a call with Clockwise Software and I quickly noticed that they understood the task and asked the right questions to get a deeper understanding of my requirements.

Describe the project in detail.

Initially, Clockwise Software focused on making the original MVP stable, which the previous company had failed to do. After that, we worked in weekly sprints to add new features and quickly finish a perfect solution for my clients.

What was the team composition?

Clockwise Software provided a project manager, a lead developer, and a test engineer to make sure everything ran smoothly.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The project was for internal client use only, so the software doesn't deliver public facing results. They were successful at getting the project back on track.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

Our workflow has been highly effective. Communication was no problem at any time and our weekly sprints helped to make sure we were always on the same page.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Their quick understanding of my requirements and the high quality of the final product. I've been very satisfied with our overall progress on the project.

5.0
Overall Score It was a pleasure working with Clockwise team and I will certainly continue our relationship. The team is highly professional.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Running our weekly meetings was no issue at all.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    The costs were transparent and fair at all times.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    The quality of the code is very high and was well tested.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I'm highly likely to refer them, and I'll continue working with them in the future.