Delivering Software Products Beyond Expectations

Code District is a leading-edge provider of custom web and mobile application development services.

 

Our entire methodology is based around the success of our clients and them being able to launch their products on time and within budget.

 

We provide full-cycle services in the areas of SaaS-based product development, content management solutions, web portals, e-commerce, web-based enterprise solutions and mobile applications.

 
$10,000+
 
$25 - $49 / hr
 
50 - 249
 Founded
2016
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Washington, DC
headquarters
  • 1300 I St NW, Suite 400E
    Washington, DC 20005
    United States
other locations
  • Room # 428, Siddique Trade Center، Block H Gulberg 2
    Lahore, P 54700
    Pakistan

Portfolio

Key clients: 

Astra Zeneca, Block.Aero, Bank of Montreal, Barclays, CarsIRent(revamped entire web solution), CASEPeer, Cintas, CMAP, eVisit (225k+ downloads, secured over $2M in funding), Expetitle, Family Dollar, FCP Euro (online eCommerce store), Ginza Metrics, Heartbeat Health, IGT, Inspect Point, Intelligence Bank, Market Tech (London based stock exchange-listed company), Omaha Airport App, Social Pinpoint.

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Bank of Montreal

Established in 1817, BMO Financial Group serves more than 12 million personal, commercial, corporate and institutional customers in North America and internationally.

We developed an internal application for Bank of Montreal that allows users to virtually navigate through their head office facility as well as book meeting rooms and check schedules.

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Social Pinpoint

Social Pinpoint provides a fun and effective way for organizations to engage with their community and stakeholders. They provide tools that use consumer feedback and help to make better business decisions.

They were later acquired by Consultation Manager which is a Knowledge Sharing Platform designed specifically for Stakeholder Engagement and Community Consultation professionals.

Our dedicated team of 2

resources assisted them in their feature enhancement and customization process. This team provided expertise in Ruby on Rails, a technology that their professionals did not have expertise in.

Our contribution helped them onboard clients like Gordley Group and Transurban.

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Heartbeat Health

Heartbeat Health is a modern platform related to cardiovascular issues who want you to proactively check for your heart health. They help connect Patients and Doctors on a single HIPAA based platform.

We provided them with a dedicated team of resources to custom-built their chat engines while also digitizing the entire cardio practice service itself which included easy patient

check-ins and challenging Athena integrations.  

The team was working in a true agile fashion and due to our dedicated team process, we were able to push a release to production after every 2 weeks. This helped them get feedback almost immediately and then plan the next features accordingly.

The team is now currently working towards building a telehealth solution that could enable cardiologists at various practices to conduct virtual appointments.

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Team Velocity

Driving Loyalty was an initial startup that helped car dealerships in managing their day to day operations.

We helped them build a fully automated solution across various channels for greater operational efficiency and improved business performance as they now efficiently manage their existing customers, opportunities, potential hires and also the cars which they sell.

It was later acquired by TeamVelocity which has been serving the automobile industry for over 10 years. They work with more than 100 dealerships and 18+ manufacturers like Bentley, Ford, FCA.

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CMAP Software

CMAP Software is a powerful SAAS based project accounting software for project-based companies. We developed the adjacent mobile applications, iOS and Android, for this exact web-based software. We also built them an outlook plugin app. We are still working on building a data migration app for them to allow their clients to plugin data into the CMAP system from their existing ones seamlessly. Data Migration

initially took 9 days. Our app will help them to transfer data in less than 10 mins. It is currently being used by the likes of Morgan Sindall Group, Grimshaw Architects, & Oxford PharmaGenesis.

 

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Development & IT Services for Medical Solutions Company

“They were able to scale up or down depending on the ebb and flow of our project.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Apr. 2020 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

For a variety of development projects with a clinical research company, Code District is responsible for delivering web and mobile solutions using AWS, React, Swift, MongoDB, Angular, and Node.js.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Los Angeles, California
Director, Medical Solutions Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The team impressed with their thorough discovery phases that facilitated seamless design and development processes while keeping all parties on the same page. Their dedicated project manager demonstrated superior attention to detail and an ability to flexibly adapt to project requirements.

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 director of technology for a life sciences and clinical research organization. We build software apps for clinical research effrorts.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Code District?

We hired them for infrastructure development projects.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They were responsible for website builds, general app development, UI/UX projects, and AWS tasks. We used AWS, React, Swift, MongoDB, Angular, and Node.js. The mobile apps were created for iOS users. 

What is the team composition?

I’ve worked with several project managers. At one point, we had a team of about 17 developers and project managers. 

How did you come to work with Code District?

My co-worker found them and made the decision to bring them onto the project. 

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent about $140,000. 

What is the status of this engagement?

We’ve been working with them since April 2020.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

On one of our recent projects, they went out of their way to conduct a methodical discovery process with a project lead and designer. They focused their attention on mockups and design specifications. That really helped the project go smoothly, especially when we got to the development portion of the build. They ran the project well.  

How did Code District perform from a project management standpoint?

We’re happy with the detail-oriented project manager that we were assigned. He’s paid attention to the fine details, which has made the effort much easier. We communicate through standup meetings, email, and Slack.  

What did you find most impressive about them?

Because they have a wide variety of resources, they were able to scale up or down depending on the ebb and flow of our project. We appreciated that flexibility.  

Are there any areas they could improve?

They could improve on communicating with us about when certain resources were coming and going from projects. Sometimes it would be difficult to determine who would be working on a project for how long. Other than that, the engagement has been great. 

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Interface with them regularly, and stay on top of the project on your end as well.  

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

Development for Water Management Company

“They epitomize thoroughness and critical thinking in everything that they do.”

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

Code District is delivering a front- and backend overhaul to the product sales website and application of a water treatment software provider using Kubernetes, Docker, ASP, C#, Java, and HTML.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Muskogee, Oklahoma
Aaron Kassaw
Digital Platform Manager, Advantage Controls
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The product has seen significantly boosted performance since the beginning of Code District’s involvement in the project, reducing click-to-purchase from 15 to 4 clicks and bringing overall CPU load from 70% to 25%. Their team is communicative and flexible to the customer's needs at all times.

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 owner and president of Lims Analytics Group. We are a niche software company for the water treatment industry. I work for another company called Advantage Controls, and they sell my product and serve as a distributor to plants.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Code District?

The solution was originally built using relatively old technologies because I didn’t have official training in the latest principles of computer science. As we’ve gone along, our program has grown exponentially, and we discovered that the foundation we built upon just wasn’t able to support the overhead that it required.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Our product is a reporting tool, so we provide a mobile application and an accompanying website to capture, collate, and visualize data to do with water treatment. They helped us to implement Kubernetes, Docker databases, Interloops, and other technologies that gave us the ability to scale up or down in capability without having to use a significant amount of people or resources.

Their team worked closely with us throughout the process to make sure what we implemented was going to be the best solution for us and our customers in the long-term. The final solution included ASP, C#, Java, some HTML, and integrations with the cloud.

What is the team composition?

They have one member of their business team checking in a couple times a week to make sure I’m happy and getting what we need out of the process. Beyond that, I talk to the rest of the team of about six developers almost every day.

How did you come to work with Code District?

We reached out to around 15 different companies in order to try to find the best fit, and Code District had a level of approachability that really impressed us right from the start. They sat down and had a conversation with me to just get to know me and let me get to know them, and I decided to move forward with their team from there.

How much have you invested with them?

Our original cost estimate that we came up with was $96,000, and we expect to overshoot that by about 10% but have had no issues there whatsoever. We’ve paid about $50,000–$60,000 so far.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started the spec in October 2019, launched the code development in January 2020, and are continuing to work with them.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Code District spent the first three months of the project just helping us to get the scope right, which was amazing. A lot of the things we took for granted or figured we could deal with later turned out to be relatively important to establish from the outset, and so as they worked through the plan for the project they let us know exactly what we needed to decide ahead of time.

They pointed us toward suggestions that would make the system even better than we ever could have. Whether it was a code base more suited for the environment we were developing in or just a cosmetic suggestion, it was clear that they had come to know the solution even better than we did.

For example, on our original iteration, our average click to product was about 15. A person had to click 15 times across different variables on different parts of the system before they could actually make a purchase. Their team was able to reduce that to four clicks, and at the same time reduce the size of our code so much that we reduced average load on our CPU from about 70% to 25%, which I think is an absolute testament to their eye for redundancy and ability to maximize efficiency in their work.

How did Code District perform from a project management standpoint?

Any time I raise a question or concern, I get a response the same day, or at the very worst, a message letting me know that they’ll start with it first thing the next day. Their ability to communicate is one of the real highlights of the partnership with them.

Their lead developer contacts me every day to tell me what they’re working on and what they’ve accomplished, and he brings up any questions or concerns that he has so that we can talk through them as efficiently as possible. We also communicate about everything on our team Slack, and that always gets

What did you find most impressive about them?

Sometimes the hardest part of working with a developer is just getting them to sit down and listen to what you’re saying, but with Code District, that was never a problem. We were at this effort for almost 10 years before meeting them, and we worked with numerous development companies in that time, and I wouldn’t recommend a single one of them.

Code District, by comparison, is absolutely on their game. They epitomize thoroughness and critical thinking in everything that they do, from questions about why you want to build things a certain way to best practices that they bring to my attention because they know it will make the final product that much better.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I honestly don’t have anything bad to say about them, which is extremely unusual for me. They’ve been honest, straightforward, and responsive.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Take your time. Failing to plan is planning to fail, so the instant you rush into a development project thinking you’ll figure it out as you go, you’ve already lost. Even the best development agency can’t save you from that.

Code District has designed their business model to help you think so that you can lay out what you’re choosing to do, why you’re choosing it, and what other options there might be before you move forward on anything. That level of forethought has been the most valuable part of working with them by far.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    The lowest quote we got in the US was over 4 times more expensive.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Development for Content Data Science Company

"They’re very nimble and seem to have a very good network of people they can draw from."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Mar. 2020 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Code District provided frontend development for a SaaS application. They also collaborated with an internal development team on backend work.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Whistler, Canada
David Lawrence
COO, Limbik
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Progressing steadily through the RFP — and other requirements that have arisen — Code District prioritizes timelines and budgets. They’re aided in this process by their thorough planning protocols. Customers can expect a partner that adapts to changes quickly and has a wide network to leverage.

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 VP and COO of Limbik. We’re a content data science company. I head up the development teams here.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Code District?

We were taking a service-based business and turning it into a SaaS business. They helped us develop a platform that could be a self-serve service.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We use data science to help marketing firms position their content, in particular for social media marketing. We use predictive analytics to do this, which drive the best interactions and best results. The application Code District helped us create allows us to do all that, and it helps our clients create ideas that will be successful in the media sphere. We’re using AWS software, Lambda, GitHub, and other technologies.

They mainly did our frontend design work but they also helped on the backend. We have an internal development team, who they work in tandem with.

What is the team composition?

We worked with upwards of nine people. Everyone from frontend developers to backend developers to full-stack resources. We had a UX/UI design team of team people, as well as two auditors. They provided a team lead and an oversight resource too.

How did you come to work with Code District?

They approached our CEO about six months before I started with the company. We put them through an RFP process with a number of other development shops and they won the project.

What is the status of this engagement?

We’ve been working together since March 2020. This project is going to wrap up in the next month and we’re planning on retaining them for further services.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Our first success metric is that they’re 100% on time. The RFP outlined the scope of work and pricing and they’ve been 100% on budget as well. They’ve delivered really good work.

How did Code District perform from a project management standpoint?

They’ve been exemplary and are great at listening. This has been a bit of an interesting project in that we’ve been the project managers but they’ve managed their side of the project; it’s almost been duel project management.

We use Slack, Confluence, Jira – all the Atlassian products to manage projects. This helps us watch their progress. They have a tight system and, between us, we have a good communication strategy. The project is being done in an agile environment with daily scrum sessions.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They’re very agile. During this process, we’d forgotten some stuff in our RFP and we had to have them pivot their work. They had the bodies in place to do this within one week. They’re very nimble and seem to have a very good network of people they can draw from.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I wouldn’t criticize their work at all. Sometimes our communication has issues but those are on our side as well as theirs. They’ve been a pleasure to work with.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Listen to them, especially during the planning phase. I’m in a company where our executives are more sales-driven so they don’t always understand what goes into development, which means they want things faster. Code District pushes for a thorough planning process, however, that pays dividends in the end. You’ll stay on budget and you’ll stay on time.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Can I give them a six out of five?
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I’ve already done so.

Dev Staff Augmentation for Tech Consulting Company

“The developers take pride in their work.”

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
4.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
May 2019 – Jan. 2020
Project summary: 

Code District handled the front- and backend development for proposal software for a third-party client. They augmented a development consultant’s team and worked with .NET to deliver.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Troy, New York
Partner, Tech Solutions Consulting & Development Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Showing dedication to the development and making corrections as needed, the team delivered a product that was easily implemented into the third-party client’s workflow. Through efficient project management through collaboration platforms, they adhered to all given requirements.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

One of my businesses is a consulting company that does niche web and mobile apps for our clients. I’m a founder and partner there.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Code District?

They augmented our dev staff to help us serve our customers.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Our customer needed a brand new web app done in the .NET framework. In-house, we focus primarily on Ruby on Rails development, so we brought them on to handle this task. The final platform that they built was a proposal software intended for our client to use in-house. 

What is the team composition?

I had a project manager, two developers, a designer, and a UX expert. 

How did you come to work with Code District?

Based on our previous engagement, I thought they’d be able to manage the tech requirements and be a good fit for the work. So, I sent them an email asking if they had developers that met our customer’s requirements. They did, so we brought them on.

What is the status of this engagement?

The work began in May 2019 and ended in January 2020.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

At this point, the product is past testing. Our team is now collaborating with the client’s in-house team to support the app and clean up any bugs. They’re actively using the solution and are satisfied with it. Based on that, I’d say the project was successful. They implemented all the requirements and handled the vast majority of the coding work.  

How did Code District perform from a project management standpoint?

They were pretty good at communication. We worked most closely with the project manager. Sometimes, it would’ve been nice to have more direct contact with the developers. We started doing this toward the end of the engagement, and I noticed that communication got much better between our teams. We used Jira for this project because that’s what they used. Our team normally uses Slack and Trello. 

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their commitment to the project and willingness to put in the time to correct bugs stood out. The developers take pride in their work.

Are there any areas they could improve?

They do well when the requirements are clear and defined upfront. With this project, the client changed their mind frequently, and their process wasn’t always equipped to handle that. Otherwise, the quality of their work is great. 

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Sometimes, we got bogged down on the project management end. I will hire them for other projects, so this learning experience was important.

4.0
Overall Score I’d hire them again, and we learned together through this engagement.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They met all of our deadlines.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They delivered everything we asked for.
  • 4.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    If it’s the right project for a client, they’re an ideal partner.

Ruby on Rails Development for Safety Inspection Business

“They were always able to decipher what we wanted, even when our instructions were vague.”

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

Code District developed a Ruby on Rails software for a fire protection startup. Their team created the software and database using an API.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Troy, New York
Co-Founder, Safety Inspection Business
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The software passed an internal code review and met expectations. Despite the time difference and language barriers, Code District was responsive and asked for guidance where necessary. Their team provides daily feedback and quickly addresses arising issues.

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 co-founder of a software platform for the fire protection industry.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Code District?

We wanted to roll out a new feature for our platform, but didn’t have the time to focus on both the development and our day-to-day operations.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Code District developed our service software on Ruby on Rails. The software makes inspections, testing, and maintenance easier for the fire protection industry. Their team used an API to create a database for our team. 

What is the team composition?

We worked with two developers from Code District, both of whom were involved in discussions with our team. 

How did you come to work with Code District?

A friend of mine has a startup and recommended Code District to us. He passed along one of the directors, so I reached out to them. 

How much have you invested with them?

We invested about $4,300 a month.

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked with Code District from January–April 2019.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Overall, we are very happy with Code District’s work. Their team lead ran an internal code review that went well. We plan to use them again in the future. 

How did Code District perform from a project management standpoint?

We communicated primarily through Trello. Despite the time difference, their team is very responsive. We heard feedback from them every day about what they were working on. 

If they were ever stuck on anything or needed more direction, they would reach out to us, and then we would set up a Zoom meeting. They quickly addressed any bugs that came up throughout the process.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They were always able to decipher what we wanted, even when our instructions were vague. Code District could give us as many mockups or as much detail as we wanted with the little information we gave them. 

Are there any areas they could improve?

They have a very good operation, and I have nothing negative to say about Code District.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Since there is a language barrier, it’s important to be as detailed as possible with them. It’s better to give them the information instead of leaving it open for interpretation. Unfortunately, our team was very busy when we first brought them on so it was difficult for us to write up exactly what we wanted. When we did, we got better results.

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

Development for Virtual Title Company

“They’re hardworking and deliver quality services, so we plan to continue working with them.”

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Feb. 2019 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Code District developed an app complete with a task management system, status tracker, and calendars for the real estate market. They designed the database and frontend for a streamlined UX.  

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Miami, Florida
CEO, Tech Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The final product is high-quality and was completed on a cost-effective budget. Code District took a demanding schedule to efficiently handle the work. They still managed the project successfully with their organization and communication skills, setting themselves up for a continuing partnership.  

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the CEO of a technology-driven title insurer.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Code District?

We were looking to build the first version of our platform. The work had to be done quickly and affordably without sacrificing the product’s quality.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

First, we provided Code District with screens and workflows for the project. From there, they designed all the database structures and the frontend, developing the entire application by the end of the project.

The completed app will allow for more transparency and visibility in the home closing process. It will use a task management system, a status tracker, contacts, and calendars to make managing a closing a much easier.

What is the team composition?

Our main point of contact is Asher (CEO, Code District), but we work with an additional 2–3 of their team members.

How did you come to work with Code District?

Our company was putting out a few bids for other projects when we came across Code District. We were impressed with their experience in the real estate sector, so we spoke to them and seven other development companies. They delivered a very clear, professional spec, so we decided to go with them.

What is the status of this engagement?

We’ve been working on the project since February 2019.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We completed the project on time and according to our budget. They’re hardworking and deliver quality services, so we plan to continue working with them.

How did Code District perform from a project management standpoint?

They’ve stuck to a pretty strict schedule, but they always let us know about upcoming holidays. When changes need to be made to the app, they communicate to us clearly. It’s made our relationship work well.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They were much more organized than I initially expected.

Are there any areas they could improve?

It would have been great to have a little more attention to detail from them.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Make sure the designs and workflows are in place, and then they’ll provide good advice from there.

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

Plug-in Development for SaaS Product

“Code District was able to focus on the project and deliver what our own team wasn’t able to do.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
July 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Code District built an Outlook plug-in, giving end users quick access to product tools and data. They’re currently working on the mobile apps, developing both an iOS and Android version. They also do QA.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
United Kingdom
CEO, SaaS Product
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Unlike other firms, Code District does high-quality work at a good price. They’re always positive and work well with the internal team, solving problems and adjusted to project changes. 

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 SaaS product that provides ERP for project-based companies.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Code District?

Our first project was to write a plug-in for Outlook. We wanted a panel that would surface information about our platform directly in Outlook. We also needed Code District to rewrite our mobile app, so it worked for both iOS and Android.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We wrote the functionality for the API to surface the information in Outlook, and Code District figured out how to get it to appear in the program. The panel provides access to our app, letting the user interact with our data, functionality, and tools. They finished the Outlook plug-in and are currently working on the app.

For the app, we did the concept design and requirements, and Code District turned it into a functioning app. It connects with our API to pass information back and forth. They built different versions for both iOS and Android, and they also do QA.

What is the team composition?

We have a project manager, four developers, some React specialists, and a QA analyst.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent around $35,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We partnered in July 2018, and the work is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Our internal development had been meaning to work on the mobile app, but it kept getting delayed because of day-to-day tasks and responsibilities. Code District was able to focus on the project and deliver what our own team wasn’t able to do.

How did Code District perform from a project management standpoint?

We hadn’t worked with an external team before, but the partnership’s been great. We have a great relationship, communicating and collaborating well together. They adapt to our change requests, and we hold weekly meetings to review progress. We communicate via Slack and use Jira to manage the project.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They’re always positive, even if we have a big problem or concern. They integrate well with our team, so we’ll continue to work with them.

Are there any areas they could improve?

The code branches got a bit complex, so we’re working on making them more simplified for the next project. It’ll make it easier to test things more quickly.

Do you have any advice for future clients of theirs?

Consider Code District to be part of your team and have them communicate directly with your internal staff.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They’re not the cheapest, but they treat their employees well and are less expensive than onshore agencies.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    If the project fits, I'd definitely recommend them.

Platform Development for Digital Health Company

“They care about our product, suggesting improvements instead of just finishing the job as quickly as possible.”

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Apr. 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Code District built numerous prototypes, such as patient-facing portals and internal operations systems. They’ve integrated features such as a patient dashboard, compliance messaging, and Google Cloud hosting.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
New York, New York
CTO, Health Technology Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Code District communicates well and strikes a good balance between project length and quality. Their platform has significantly reduced the time it takes to perform administrative functions, and it hasn’t had any major issues. The team could provide more documentation, but they still do great work.

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 CTO and co-founder of a business that’s building a network of preventative cardiology practices and software to support them.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Code District?

We initially needed help developing prototypes for the software that supports our internal operations and patient-facing marketing side. The project evolved into production-level work for live patient development.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Code District works on a fairly comprehensive project. They’ve taken on everything from server management deployment to frontend web dev and backend service creation. They also integrated the platform with our APIs. We have some legacy code that they’ve also improved, too. We provided the design, workflows, and general idea, and they executed on what we outlined. The software includes numerous features, such as a risk assessment function, patient dashboard, HIPPA compliance messaging, and case and task management systems. They use Ruby on Rails, React.js, MongoDB, PostgreSQL, and Google Cloud for hosting.

What is the team composition?

We work with two developers and a technical architect.

How did you come to work with Code District?

We interviewed about 20 firms. Code District offered a free trail for 40 hours of work, and their code was great, so I hired them.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent between $50,000–$200,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We partnered in April 2018, and the work is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The platform reduces the amount of time it takes our admin staff to enter patient information. Before, it took around 30 minutes, but now it only takes about two. We haven’t had any downtime or major issues with the product, and Code District quickly resolves any small problems.

How did Code District perform from a project management standpoint?

At first, communication was difficult because it all went through the project manager who was a bit removed from the process. But as time’s gone on, we interact directly with the developers now, which has made things much better. We use Zoom for video meetings and Slack to track progress.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They did a large amount of work in a short period of time and are extremely professional. They care about our product, suggesting improvements instead of just finishing the job as quickly as possible.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Swapping resources should take less time, and they should provide more documentation to facilitate smoother transitions.

Do you have any advice for future clients of theirs?

Interview the engineers you’ll be working with and take advantage of any trial period they offer. Negotiate a good price, too.

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

Custom Dev for Survey Software Company

"Code District behaved in a manner which elevated my expectations on how a development company should perform."

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

Code District built .NET framework software that enables firms to create surveys without coding, along with an email system that tracks results. They also built an iOS and Android mobile app on native software.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Washington, D.C.
Founder, Software Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

As a result of Code District’s high-quality code, almost $500,000 in revenue was generated within two and a half months. They will likely be contracted for future projects because their team is not only extremely dedicated but also highly educated in their field, resulting in optimized 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.

I’m the founder and majority owner of an enterprise feedback management firm. We primarily assist large companies in collecting feedback from their customers, employees, and partners.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Code District?

I was looking to create an enterprise feedback management application system that, unlike other survey software on the market, allowed companies to create surveys without coding knowledge. I also wanted a system that would store collected data so those being surveyed wouldn’t have to answer the same questions more than once.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Code District’s team came to my office to speak with me and other executives to assess exactly what my team wanted. After the assessment, they gave us a functional specification document along with an API that detailed my team’s expectations and the ideas they built around them. 

They then developed a survey software on a .NET framework with a rich text editor that allowed companies to build a survey without coding. The system also had brand logic, meaning if a surveyee identified themselves as male, they wouldn’t be asked whether they’re pregnant.

Code District also built an email system that allowed me to send out automated reminders. For example, if a survey goes out 100,000 people and 50,000 of those people don’t respond within two weeks, an automatic email reminder will be sent out to those people. The email system will also automatically notify my company’s project or case managers if a surveyee gives a low rating for a particular question, so we’re able to reach out to that person and address the issue.

Along with the survey software, Code District also built us an Android and iOS mobile app on native software.

What is the team composition? 

We worked primarily with Ashar Samdani [CEO and Founder, Code District], as well as a project manager. We also worked with five developers.

How did you come to work with Code District?

While visiting Pakistan, I attended an entrepreneurial conference that Ashar was chairing as well as speaking at. Someone there introduced us, and we began discussing our work. I spoke with some of his other clients and met with a few when I came back to the U.S. They all raved about him, so I decided to partner with him out of the seven other companies I interviewed for the project.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve invested close to $150,000 with them. I anticipate investing an additional $250,000 in the next 12 to 18 months with them.

What is the status of this engagement?

We began working with them in February 2016 and finished up our work in November 2016.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

In about two and a half months, we’ve generated almost $500,000 in business revenue based on the features they developed. 

Before pushing the software live, we had two separate firms verify that the code is reusable for different development team should I decide to bring the technology in-house. Those firms concluded that a recent college graduate could look at the coding and the notes Code District left as they were writing it, and reuse it fairly easily. 

How did Code District perform from a project management standpoint?

I’m very happy with their work from a project management standpoint. We did the project in bi-weekly sprints. I received a weekly and monthly call updating me on their progress. I also met with Ashar face-to-face to discuss the project’s progress every quarter. 

They used Jira to keep track of their progress.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their staff is extremely impressive. Not only are they highly educated in their field, but they have great interpersonal skills. Despite his high position in the company, Ashar was on each and every single phone call I was on. His dedication to my project reflected on his team, who worked tirelessly to produce high-quality deliverables. I’ve done approximately 12 development projects in the past, and Code District’s team has done the best work for me. I’ll continue using them for that reason. 

Are there any areas they could improve?

No; out of the other companies I’ve partnered with in the past, Code District behaved in a manner which elevated my expectations on how a development company should perform.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

One of the reasons I think my project with Code District was so successful is because I invited them to discuss my business challenge and listen to my vision for a solution before development. They created a working prototype that I could agree on before taking the project through development. I would suggest any company looking to do development work assess and document their requirements and expectations before starting building anything out.

5.0
Overall Score I truly appreciate the involvement of senior staff and the interpersonal skills of their team.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They met all of my deadlines.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They provided high-quality work at a price much more reasonable than other companies’.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Their code quality passed all tests I ran.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    This is the best firm I’ve worked within the last 10 years.

Updating & Optimizing Code for Healthcare Mobile App

"I appreciated their communication."

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

Code District updated the code for an existing mobile app product and enhanced its functionality.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
New York City, New York
CEO, Healthcare Mobile App Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The product works as expected and is ready to launch to market. Code District worked effectively and communicated as needed.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I'm the founder and CEO of a healthcare app that connects users with physical therapists. Our focus is on hospitality.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Code District?

We approached them to update and enhance our app’s front- and backend.

What were your goals for this project?

Our objective was to stabilize our existing product and maximize its performance.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

I chose them after an interview.

Describe the project in detail.

They updated our mobile app’s code and functionality so that we could launch it into market.

What was the team composition?

They assigned a lead developer and multiple engineers.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The product works great.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

The workflow was very effective.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

I appreciated their communication.

Are there any areas for improvement?

No, not at this time.

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