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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Lahore, Pakistan
headquarters
  • Lahore 53720
    Pakistan
other locations
  • United States

Portfolio

Key clients: 
CarsIRent (revamped entire web solution), Market Tech (London based stock exchange listed company), FCP Euro (online eCommerce store), eVisit (225k+ downloads, secured over $2M in funding), Omaha Airport App, Ginza Metrics, IGT, Barclays, Intelligence Bank

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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

"Quote."

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