Web and Mobile Apps Development Company

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Clockwise is a custom web and mobile apps development company based in Ukraine offering system analysis, software development, and support services.

We develop beautiful and usable productivity applications for startups and businesses of all sizes. Our areas of expertise include marketplaces, travel & hospitality, supply chain/fleet management solutions, support/warranty platforms, and sales/marketing applications. 

 
$25,000+
 
$25 - $49 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2014
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Dnipro, Ukraine
headquarters
  • Dnipro 49000
    Ukraine

Portfolio

Key clients: 

Johnson & Johnson, Eventbrite, SegmentAI, Knocking, KP Technology GmbH

Waste collection fleet management software

Clockwise Software has joined the development team working on a platform for waste transportation management in Denver, Colorado. The system was initially designed to optimize communication between dispatchers and drivers and minimize mistakes at different stages of waste transportation. The developed platform has proven its efficiency.

https://clockwise.software/work/

UDK WebOffice - a custom order and logistics management system

Our task was to optimize the existing workflow of the construction material manufacturer. The developed enterprise software enabled to significantly reduce the amount of manual work done, increase efficiency, reduce risks and expenses.

https://clockwise.software/udk/

Segment AI - lead segmentation web app with machine learning

Our developers were working on a startup project aiding sales and marketing professionals. The tool uses elements of artificial intelligence and data science to collect and segment all leads based on various criteria. As a result, it enables to customize offers and achieve better conversion rate.

https://clockwise.software/segment/

TODDY - Online marketplace for parents and babysitters

We have joined Toddy team to work on a startup idea: to develop a marketplace that helps parents find trusted babysitters in their neighborhood. Using hybrid mobile application development framework, Clockwise team was able to quickly develop mobile apps for both iOS and Android.

https://clockwise.software/toddy/

Knocking - call tracking web application

The project started as a call tracking application that enabled assigning a unique calling number to each lead (or a group of leads) and tracking time, length, frequency and result of each call. Later on, the functionality for tracking of emails was added. The service also uses AI to make the tracking process more efficient and exact.

https://clockwise.software/knocking/

Auto-publish extension for Eventbrite

Eventbrite is an international platform for event management and ticketing. Initially, the service enabled creating a draft of an event and then changing its status to “Live”. We created the app that allows to schedule go-live.

https://clockwise.software/eventbrite/

Factory surveillance software

Interface to a complex factory surveillance system. Our main task was ensuring the smooth interaction of company managers with the data stream coming from different types of sensors.

https://clockwise.software/work/

Strapping - a custom order management system for a consignment business

Order and stock management system for a business with consignment. We have built the fully custom software which perfectly fits the existing workflow of the company. The system can process orders, keep track of the available stock, monitor products admission, etc.

https://clockwise.software/strapping/

Reviews

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Website Development for Content Creation Platform

“They answered every question we had in a very timely manner.”

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Jan. - May 2019
Project summary: 

Clockwise Software developed the front- and backend of a web content management platform from scratch. They integrated content upload, search, and payment capabilities using Laravel, AngularJS, SQL, and AWS.

The Reviewer
 
2-9 Employees
 
London, United Kingdom
CEO, Creative Marketplace Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The final product delivered by Clockwise Software has produced a good conversion rate so far and satisfies all requirements laid out at the beginning of the project. Despite some funding setbacks, the development team demonstrated a commitment to meeting their client’s needs throughout the project.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the CEO of a creative marketplace. We connect local photographers and videographers with personal brands on Instagram.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Clockwise Software?

We were looking for a development team that could create a platform for us from scratch, as we had the vision but didn’t have the technical ability needed to execute it.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They provided us with two frontend and two backend developers, as well as a QA manager and a general project manager. We came to them with initial wireframes and full UX designs, but beyond that their involvement was very direct, and they were able to provide us with a lot of expertise in developing the final project.

Some of the main features they delivered included the ability for an artist to upload content after their job has been completed, as well as for stripe integration in the payment system. They used a combination of Laravel and AngularJS, and incorporated other features with MongoDB, SQL, and AWS as well.

In the end, they delivered a fully functioning site that ticks all the boxes in terms of what we needed it to do. We set out to create an MVP, so it was very fit for purpose. It didn’t have all the bells and whistles, but I think they were a great team for narrowing down exactly what we were looking for.

What is the team composition?

Our main points of contact were Andrei (CEO, Clockwise Software) and Dimitri (Project Manager, Clockwise Software). We had two backend and two frontend developers as well, so there were six people working on the project for the most part (although we had fewer people towards the final stages when we didn’t need as much attention).  

How did you come to work with Clockwise Software?

We found them through Upwork. I think the main reason why we chose them over a few alternatives was the price—they were very affordable compared to the alternatives we were looking at. Their team was also the most responsive in terms of getting back to us with signing NDAs and talking about the future of the project.

They actually presented us with a suggested scope the day after we started engaging in chats with them, which we thought was very professional and forthcoming, so we decided to work with them.

How much have you invested with them?

We invested £30,000 (approximately $36,500 USD) in the project.

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked with Clockwise Software from January—May 2019.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Overall, we’ve seen a good conversion rate from our signup page. We’re definitely satisfied with the quality and functionality of the work that they completed for us.

How did Clockwise Software perform from a project management standpoint?

We had weekly calls with them in order to get updates on what they had been doing. We got updates through Upwork as well and communicated via Slack on a more regular basis. They do a really good job of executing, but I think they’re better at following designs than coming up with their own design ideas. A couple of things they suggested didn’t work out as well as what we had originally planned in that regard.

We did have a bit of a sticky situation about halfway through when we realized that in order to complete the whole project we were going to have to pay more. It was a tough situation to be in, but I wouldn’t necessarily blame them because I think these projects are very hard to estimate, at least initially.

What did you find most impressive about them?

I was definitely impressed by the communication that was carried on over the course of the project. They answered every question we had in a very timely manner. Often, they would respond within a few minutes—a couple of hours, and they were always very helpful. They also focused on putting our needs first and really tried to get the project done in as close to our timeframe as possible.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I’d say they could perhaps improve in the cost estimation, given that we did exceed our budget by a fair bit.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Come up with a timeline and a clear idea of the design that you want. These guys can definitely work under a strict time frame, and for them, it might actually work out better because they have a lot of team members they can throw at the project. I’d just suggest to come up with your own scope so that you know what you can sacrifice and what you really want to keep, should it come to that.

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

Website Dev & Support for Development Company

"Their level of organization and reliability is hard to find."

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

Clockwise Software built out an existing web application to be based on Node.JS, which they continue to support. The team expanded the platform, modernizing its backend and codebase.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Japan
CEO, Web Development Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Clockwise Software exceeded expectations to deliver an up-to-date platform. The team's capacity to prioritize project tasks ensured a smooth transition in development leading to a flawless platform. A team of dedicated experts, their competency supports continued collaboration.

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 website development and maintenance company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Clockwise Software?

Our main platforms were based on an ancient Ruby on Rails application. We wanted to transition the platform but weren’t satisfied with our vendor who was reworking the platform at the time.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Clockwise Software helped us transition our online platforms from an outdated Ruby on Rails application to a modern web application based on Node.JS. From our previous vendor's work, the team developed a backend largely based on Jira. They took up and expanded our platform’s capacities and code base, which was completely undocumented at the time.

What is the team composition?

We've worked with around 7–8 team members on this project.

How much have you invested with them?

Over the course of our collaboration, we’ve spent $100,000–200,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

Our collaboration began in August 2018 and is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

They delivered a product of an absolutely flawless level of quality. In the sense where work is clearly attributed, we know they did a good job. There are cases where we aren’t able to clearly attribute work so it’s difficult to track success.

How did Clockwise Software perform from a project management standpoint?

Clockwise Software handled the transition from the outdated code base of our previous vendor to a cleaner, modern style of development well. Their project manager created an organized QA process and efficiently prioritized different tasks. Given the complexity of the project scope, it went better than we could’ve expected.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their level of organization and reliability is hard to find. They’re a team of experts, dedicated to the delivery of the relevant software. We continue working with Clockwise Software because they exceed expectations.

Are there any areas they could improve?

There’s not much room for improvement.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Try to communicate the project requirements as clearly as possible. In the event of using a largely text-based communication channel, development is easier with an articulated project outline.

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

Dev Partnership with Software Solutions Co

“They’ve always superseded the velocity at which I expect developers to perform.”

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

Clockwise Software provides ongoing, as-needed development support. They oversee all architecture and design processes and use custom development languages. Deliverables have included POC projects.

The Reviewer
 
1 - 10 Employees
 
Dallas, Texas
CEO, Software Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

They help develop high-quality code and products in a timely and organized manner. Clockwise Software’s highly skilled, productive, and communicative team satisfies requirements, spurring continued engagement. The impressive results create value for cost.  

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 small software development firm. We deliver small- to medium-scale custom software solutions.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Clockwise Software?

We wanted on-demand development support, especially for when we experience a spike in projects.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Clockwise Software works alongside my team to provide development support as needed. They are part of the entire architecture and design processes. Their team deploys pure development languages, as we’re a custom development shop and don’t use a CMS.

What is the team composition?

My team has worked with three senior developers.

How did you come to work with Clockwise Software?

I interviewed several companies that I found on Upwork. We initially used Clockwise Software on a trial basis.

How much have you invested with them?

My company has spent $80,000­–$100,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in August 2016, and the work is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We’ve developed some great products and achieved tremendous success. When I do proof of concept (POC) projects with various clients, Clockwise Software has delivered good products.

How did Clockwise Software perform from a project management standpoint?

Clockwise Software’s developers work with my team and our clients on a daily basis. We maintain a very close engagement; their developers have become part of our team, attending our daily morning standups and all of our discussions. They’ve always superseded the velocity at which I expect developers to perform. I’ve never had to worry about inefficiency or productivity. We communicate via Slack, Skype, and WhatsApp.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Clockwise Software invests in their resources and skills development, and they put significant effort into training their developers. I’ve never worked with such organized and highly skilled developers. They understand our requirements, and their spoken and written English is very good.

Are there any areas they could improve?

It’s challenging to maintain a long-term partnership with a developer; if they’re not engaged in a project, you risk losing them to other work opportunities. This is something we often have to address with Clockwise Software, but the company’s co-founder is accommodating and works with me to strike a balance.

5.0
Overall Score They’ve been tremendous.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    I’ve never had to follow up with them. They always stay on top of things and communicate in advance what’s going on. I’m never in the dark.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    I pay double the price for Clockwise Software than I did for overseas developers, but the productivity and the code quality has paid for itself.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    The code quality has always been super. They have well-trained developers who know how to write code.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I’ve recommended them to several friends of mine.

Mobile App Dev for White-Label Coffee Ordering

"They have extensive knowledge of Ionic frameworks that allows them to suggest code improvements." 

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

Clockwise Software took over development of a cross-platform app with an Ionic framework. They familiarized themselves with an existing codebase and API and delivered expanded functionality.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
New York, New York
Daniel Abrahamsen
Owner and Partner, SpressPay
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

A pilot program attracted a significant number of users. Clockwise Software’s experience with Ionic frameworks allowed the app to perform well during a small test phase. They’re open regarding their estimation process and aren’t afraid to offer original advice for product improvement.   

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m the owner of SpressPay. We offer a white-label mobile app, backend, and API for retail stores that allow customers to order ahead for pickup or delivery.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

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

We hired Clockwise because we needed a new team of developers to finish the first version of our Ionic (cross-platform SDK) app. Since then, they’ve helped us release several version updates.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted to build an app that worked across all mobile platforms and could easily be branded for different stores. Additionally, we wanted to expand beyond the small coffee chains we were currently piloting the app with.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We found Clockwise on UpWork and were impressed by their portfolio. After an initial call, we knew we wanted to work with them.

Describe the project in detail.

We provided them with access to our existing GitHub code base and shared documentation on our API via Postman. Their team is refactoring our code and developing new features and functionality.

What was the team composition?

We’re working with a project manager, a developer, and a QA resource.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Three months after the launch, we have over 200 registered users in our test market. The app is stable, and customers haven’t reported any bugs or issues.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

They’re very easy to work with. We track our progress with Trello and communicate over Skype. They’re transparent with time estimates, which helps us plan releases.  

What did you find most impressive about this company?

They have extensive knowledge of Ionic frameworks that allows them to suggest code improvements.

Are there any areas for improvement?

No, not at this time. We greatly value their communication and attentiveness.

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

Staff Augmentation for Development Company

“The quality of their work is always top-notch.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
No. 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Clockwise Software provides staff augmentation services for an IT consulting firm. They were brought in to fix an existing web app. With the initial scope complete, they continually develop new features.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
South Bend, Indiana
Founder, IT Consulting Group
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Clockwise Software completed and refined an intricate web application. Executing customer-requested integrations on a regular basis, they’re skilled communicators with a talent for coming up with innovative solutions. Their team consists of web development experts that enjoy what they do.

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 IT consulting group. We do a lot of web development work for our clients.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Clockwise Software?

We were taking over a custom software built by another development team. Therefore, we needed an experienced development firm to help us address that platform’s issues. Ideally, we wanted a team that could work with us on a long term basis to build out additional features as needed.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Our web application wasn’t functioning correctly, so Clockwise Software reviewed our requirements and fixed whatever bugs they could find. They worked with our in-house team to accomplish most tasks. The frontend work was done using JavaScript libraries like Vue.js. Since then, they’ve been helping us code new feature requests and additional functionalities. That process involves scoping out each assignment, evaluating the costs, and prioritizing which projects we accept.

An interesting aspect of this engagement was their masterful use of industry-specific technology. Their work involves manipulating STL files and developing functionalities that interact with 3D modeling materials. They’ve also helped accomplish more typical development tasks relating to account management and billing.

What is the team composition?

They allocated one project manager and two developers.

How did you come to work with Clockwise Software?

I found them on a freelancing website and considered several firms. Clockwise Software had developers on staff with experience in the specific JavaScript libraries that made up our web application. I get along well with their owner and appreciate their team’s ability to work together. They accomplished the first assignment quickly, so we continue to work with them.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent around $50,000 thus far.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in November 2017 and it’s an ongoing engagement.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The final project is a web application that we sell to customers. Clockwise Software manages to complete 95% of the unique feature requests we receive from clients. Their reliability is why we continue to work with them.

How did Clockwise Software perform from a project management standpoint?

We use an organizational system that incorporates Trello and Freshdesk to manage the project and track issues. Using both platforms simultaneously helps ensure that nothing gets lost in the midst of a frantic development push. The Clockwise Software team communicates well and keeps me up-to-date regarding each project’s progression.

What did you find most impressive about them?

I like that they offer comprehensive project management services. Instead of working with one developer, we’re collaborating with an entire team. They also test each feature before presenting anything to us. If our ideas aren’t polished enough, they’ll brainstorm and come up with viable solutions. They feel like an extension of our team instead of an outsourced developer.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No. We’re happy with how they’ve performed thus far.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    We’re comfortable with how much they cost.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    The quality of their work is always top-notch.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Custom Software Development for IT Software Company

“They are very professional, adhere to deadlines, and do very well with weekly and biweekly sprints.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Oct. 2017 - April 2018
Project summary: 

Clockwise Software collaborated on a healthcare server infrastructure project with an IT software developer. Major technologies for this project included PHP for the backend and AngularJS for the frontend.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Germany
CEO, IT Software Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Though the system requirements evolved throughout the project, Clockwise Software managed sprints well and accommodated the changing scope. Their project manager was almost constantly available, and their workflow and communication were beyond satisfactory.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

My company is an IT software company based in Germany. We build products for different clients in automotive, healthcare, and security sectors.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Clockwise Software?

We were contracted to build custom software for a client in the health industry. I worked with Clockwise on two or three other projects, so I contacted them to see if they would like to participate in this project.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We worked together on some very difficult server infrastructure, which combined three different elements from separate locations. The major task was to connect those three servers through their environments. Clockwise primarily used PHP on the backend and AngularJS on the frontend.

What is the team composition?

They provided five team members for this project. A project manager oversaw two backend developers, one frontend developer, and a test engineer.

How did you come to work with Clockwise Software?

I've known them for around three years. I first found them on Upwork, and we initially hired them for a small project. Once they proved their efficacy, we continued on to other tasks. This was the biggest project we've worked on together.

How much have you invested with them?

We've spent around $100,000 USD on this project, give or take.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started work in October 2017 and the bulk of the project took place between November 2017–April 2018. After that, the client added new features, so we continued with two- and four-week sprints. The project is 99% complete and was delivered to the client.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The client is pleased with the results. Clockwise completed the project on time and within the agreed upon budget. The impacts of the project are all positive.

How did Clockwise Software perform from a project management standpoint?

Their project management was very good. We had weekly meetings where we reviewed the previous sprint and our goals for the coming week. Our project manager was available almost 24/7 if I had any questions or issues. It was very agile development, and having the project manager oversee the four developers was very useful. We mostly communicated through Slack, and we used Jira for issue management and tracking.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They are very professional, adhere to deadlines, and do very well with weekly and biweekly sprints. I'm very happy with them.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I don’t have any improvements or suggestions for them. This became a long-term project, as the client kept making changes. They adjusted quickly to all the changing requirements and I can't say anything negative about their workflow.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

In general, it's a good idea to give as many details as possible to get a realistic scope and an accurate quote ahead of time.

5.0
Overall Score I've worked with them for three years and am very pleased with the collaboration.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

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.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the founder and CEO of 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.

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 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.

The client submitted this review online.

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.

The client submitted this review online.

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.
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Bronze
VERIFIED
Business Entity
Status
Active
Jurisdiction of Formation
Scotland
ID
SL022086
Date of Formation
Aug 26, 2015
Payment & Legal Filings
International Credit Risk Assessment

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Moderate Risk
Last Updated
Aug 28, 2019
Client Reviews
VERIFIED CLIENT REVIEWS
10
OVERALL REVIEW RATING
5.0
Source
Clutch
LAST UPDATED
July 25, 2019