CodeIT because we know how!

We are CodeIT – a software development company with a crazy love for challenges. Since 2007 we have made many companies happy – from startups to established businesses. Our work has no geographical borders and our services are international.

What you should know about us:

  • we have 10+ years of experience
  • 380+ projects delivered
  • 99% positive customer reviews
  • 51% clients return with new projects

We create custom web and mobile solutions for various industries and our full-cycle development services include:

  • Web Development (Zend, Wordpress, PHP, Mean Stack, Custom Web Application)
  • Mobile development (iOS, Android, Wearables)
  • QA (automation and manual)
  • Business Analysis (including Software Architecture Development and IT consulting)

Learn more about us here https://codeit.us or take a look at some of our works here https://codeit.us/case-studies/

 
$25,000+
 
$25 - $49 / hr
 
50 - 249
 Founded
2007
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Kharkiv, Ukraine
headquarters

Portfolio

Key clients: 

TELETHERAPY, AUXIN, STIL GIYIN, GEOPOPS, GIOBIKES, Sweet Rush, RANKLY, PITCHPERSONAL, SST NET, POLYVANCE, RANKLY, WELLHELLO, REDAPPLE, Securolytics, StarMentor, Zimit, IRIS CRM, ATC

Unified

Unified is a mobile-first Guest Experience Management (GEM) platform for the entire hotel operation. The Unified turnkey solution provides guests with personalized on-demand service that can be accessed anytime, anyplace across a hotel. Unified ensures the nearest available staff member will fulfill the request so a guest is never kept waiting.

Ditto

Ditto Bank is a new generation French bank with global ambition that offers a unique multi-currency model. Ditto Bank holds its own banking license and manages to combine the reliability of a bank with the flexibility of a Fintech.

Tabuu

Tabuu is the app for couples to meet.  Each person sets up their own profile, then simply link your profiles together.  You each use your joint profile on your personal phone but interact as a couple.

StarMentor

StarMentor is an innovative educational online platform that delivers interactive training, real-world insights and mentoring from recognized experts in various fields of career, life and activity. We are redefining the digital learning experience by bringing international experts and renowned instructors directly to students around the world through our cutting-edge technology platform.

SST Net

SST NET is an eCommerce system of Swedish mobile operator that provides over 3500 product packages. The System allows selling mobile services (contracts) of SST NET online, using specific types of user roles and then review collected information in the administration panel. Extensive report section is implemented to help numerous sales departments track the orders and statistics. It is a secure, very stable and scalable step-by-step web portal for registering new customers and activating their services via 3rd-party API. Another related SST project is called SST Safety. It is a service that helps people to track their luggage while traveling.

Zimit

Zimit is a software product created for the professional services industry to disrupt the way the services are being sold.

In short, Zimit is the enterprise professional services sales processes automation software.

DüzyIOD

DuzyIOD is the world’s first buyable video player solution that allows users to sell, search and buy products while watching a video. This buyable video platform combines content with commerce to create an immersive user experience.

Geopops

SocialGeoApp is a highly intuitive geo-messaging mobile app. Users can leave text, photo or video messages at some location and make it pop when their friends & family arrive there. The notes can be both public or private and commented by users according to the access level. Users can follow different topics and get timely recommendations and alerts.

Stil Giyin

Stil Giyin is a products aggregator. The website is aimed to collect, categorize and display goods of 5000 Turkish fashion brands. The source has a clear structure, convenient and powerful search & filtering system. The custom admin panel is rather user-friendly and can be used without any prior experience. The system showed high performance at heavy loads with 100k+ products in DB. We built an automatic content updater from external data feeds and developed a custom cache system to minimize the pressure on the server.

GIObikes is a worldwide online marketplace and community for recreational lifestyle equipment that gives customers the ability to purchase vehicles, parts, and accessories. Originally started in Canada with factories and warehouses in China GIObikes soon spread all over the world.

More information can be found here https://codeit.us/case_study/giobikes/

Denkzettel

Denkzettel is a local Switzerland platform that helps municipalities to organize efficient disposal.

Anytime Caring

Anytime Caring (ATC) is considered to be Australia’s leading peer-to-peer platform that allows independent care workers to connect directly with the aged community. Anytime Caring will facilitate and support the provision of high-quality elderly care.

Red Apple Reading

The Red Apple Reading is a popular American online educational platform for children of ages 3-10. It helps children learn to read English in a gaming manner, making the process easy and fun! From other side, parents and educators have full control on children’s progress.

700.az

700.az is the #1 e-learning platform in Azerbaijan (more than 100 lessons with media content and tests created on the site using MathJax and LaTeX) with 2000 registered users. It’s an online portal that helps students to prepare for the Unified State Exams.

PitchPersonal

PitchPersonal is a B2B portal aimed to accumulate and handle all business communication and contacts in one place. The unique idea of the portal is that businesses create a mini-website for their certain product/service and assign prospects to it.

Rankly

Rankly is a social top list community. Create, share and discover top lists of the best stuff in life, like the best video games, movies, music, TV-series or makeup. On Rankly, anybody can create a top list, share it with their friends and see their list get ranked by friends and followers.

Auxin

Auxin is an informational website for a consulting firm – Auxin Group. A custom eye-catching design for a landing page was created and implemented.

Teletherapy

Teletherapy is a medical platform for children with autism. It’s created for online meetings between doctors and patients and providing them with all necessary tools for therapy including dedicated management users’ screens.

Brewed

Brewed is a subscription-based portal that provides B2C networking services. With Brewed users search for bars and breweries along the extensive database retrieved from Google Places, in an easy and fast way.

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iOS Development for Elderly Healthcare App

“Each team member is incredibly skilled in their respective fields.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
May 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

CodeIT is developing and designing an iOS app to help care for elderly individuals.  They work on both the backend and frontend, and the app includes features such as an alerting system and exportable records.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
New York Metro Area
Assistant, Elderly Healthcare App
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

CodeIT is extremely organized and efficient, holding regular meetings to track progress and determine next steps. They require minimal oversight and have managed virtually the entire project. Test users have given positive feedback on the app, and it will be launched soon.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the assistant to someone wanting to develop an app to help people take care of elderly loved ones.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with CodeIT?

We wanted an app that could comprehensively track the healthcare-related data of an elderly person, such as symptoms, medication, doses, appointments, etc.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We provided CodeIT with the creative direction, and they spearheaded the rest of the project. They created their own schedule and developed both the backend and frontend from scratch. It’s not necessarily meant for the senior but more for the caretakers (like their adult children). The backend maintains data and has a protocol for what to do if a user forgets their password.

The app has numerous features, including an alerting system, tutorials, and exportable recordkeeping modules. Information can be organized by data or medication type, and it can be shared with doctors or other family members. The app creates a hub that the family and physicians can reference whenever needed. The app is currently only for iOS but, after user feedback, we plan to develop it for Android, as well.

What is the team composition? 

We interact with the UX/UI designer, frontend developer, and backend developer virtually, and we meet with a company representative in person.

How did you come to work with CodeIT?

We’d worked with them before. 

What is the status of this engagement?

We started this project in May 2018, and it’s ongoing. 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We’ve received positive feedback so far, and we’ll do our first release soon.

How did CodeIT perform from a project management standpoint?

Every week, they provide an updated goal spreadsheet on what we plan to accomplish. During our weekly video conferences, the company representative takes detailed notes about what we want and after the meeting sends a breakdown of when each task will get finished. We never have to follow up or request information; they’re always on top of their work.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Each team member is incredibly skilled in their respective fields. The designer is great at understanding what we want and translating that into the flow and design of the app. It’s often difficult to find a partner who listens to and applies your ideas.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Communication can sometimes be difficult, but that’s only because they’re overseas.

Do you have any advice for future clients of theirs?

Schedule video conferences with them as often as you need. They’re incredibly flexible and generous with their time, so keep in touch to optimize the partnership.

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

WordPress Development for Underwear & Clothing Company

"They’re very responsive, accessible, and friendly."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
2014 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

CodeIT has built a WordPress website, backend platform, and email system. They continue to make enhancements to the platform.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Norway
Chief Marketing Officer, Underwear & Clothing Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The website performs well and receives positive feedback from customers. CodeIT communicates seamlessly, provides round-the-clock technical support, and swiftly addresses any problems.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the chief marketing officer of a clothing startup that makes long johns with zippers on the side. It’s grown into a full-fledged underwear company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with CodeIT?

We needed to develop a website and email system.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They developed our WordPress website, set up our email addresses, and configured the backend editing of our email servers. The platform continues to evolve.

What is the team composition?

I’ve only contacted them through customer service.

How did you come to work with CodeIT?

I’m assuming it was by word of mouth.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent $8,000 last year.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in 2014 and the work is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

I’ve only heard good things about them. The general feedback from customers has been good. I reach out to them through customer service when something is wrong with the email server, and they’ve been super helpful.

How did CodeIT perform from a project management standpoint?

They were great. Everything I’ve heard and seen has been superb. We communicate through email.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their 24/7 customer support works great. They’re very responsive, accessible, and friendly. They try their best to address the issues we send to them.

We do most things in-house, but we can’t do some things because of lack of coding skill. They always have the right skills to get things done. We trust them to not use more time than they need since we pay them on an hourly basis.

Are there any areas they could improve?

They only have one WordPress developer, which makes their responsiveness suffer a bit.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Because we have one contact person, it was the best experience we’ve had. He’s super nice and helpful. Getting to know that one liaison well is the best advice I have.

4.5
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

Multiple Game & Product Dev for Gaming Technology Company

“They played a big part in developing the technology that we have.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
May 2013 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Hired to build a slot machine game, CodeIT’s work evolved into backend and frontend work, SMS messaging, and analytics work. Most of the work is PHP, MySQL, HTML5 and JavaScript, some HTML5 canvas, and CSS3.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
London, England
Jussi Halme
Director, Ludos Interactive Ltd
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

After a successful first project, the relationship developed into ongoing work. Due to CodeIT’s work, the platform is attracting prospective buyers. Not only do they deliver high-quality work, but they are communicative, professional, and personable. Their excellent work is highly recommended.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I'm the director of Ludos Interactive Ltd. We market games on the Internet. Some you can play for free or some for cash. We build and market websites.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with CodeIT?

We hired them to build a slot machine game for desktop and mobile browsers. We were happy with the results of that project so their work became ongoing work.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

There have been a variety of projects. Some projects are backend and database work, and some are frontend website work. Some of the more complex ones are functions such as SMS messaging from a database and back office, including the segmentation and sending the actual messages. There's also a variety of work around analytics, collecting and displaying data and building business intelligence tools, and organizing our customer database functions and statistics on the gameplay that we have on the website.

We have built a variety of free-to-play games. Through the backend functions, we can see the gameplay, see the people’s scores and various leaderboards, and also view automated email campaigns based on the results of monthly games or daily gameplay. All the work on the frontend has been web-based.

We already had a framework, and they made recommendations for upgrading it. When our systems were built five years ago, we used a coding writer, which is like a PHP framework, and we still continue using it because we haven't had the resources to do a full upgrade of the system. They build the best they can on top of dated framework. Most of the work has been PHP, MySQL for the database, HTML5 and JavaScript for the frontend, some HTML5 canvas, and CSS3.

What is the team composition?

We've worked with 4–5 people. There's a lead developer who helped with the backend and frontend. There's also a systems administrator updating the server side, including email messages and website data backups. There have been a few other developers who've done specific projects.

How did you come to work with CodeIT?

We first found them through Elance (now Upwork). I read reviews, looked at costs and initial quotes, and had conversations with a number of suppliers for development services. Based on previous reviews, they have professionalism. I picked them and started working with them.

How much have you invested with them?

We've spent around $200,000 with them so far.

What is the status of this engagement?

We've been working with them since May 2013. At the moment, we don't have a developer working full-time, so their work is more on an ad hoc basis. We still have a system admin responsible for the emails and services.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

They played a big part in developing the technology that we have. As a result of their work on our platform, we have had interest from other companies in acquiring our business.

How did CodeIT perform from a project management standpoint?

When we initially started working with them, we had a project manager on their side. In the end, we decided to not have a project manager and instead, we coordinated from our side and I worked with the developers directly. They're based in Ukraine, but their English is really good, and they're quite communicative for developers. They're really easy to deal with.

We contact them daily through Skype chats and calls. There's also a ticketing tool called Redmine that we use for project management. We occasionally use email.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They've always been very easy to deal with and very personable all the way to the C-Suite. They've always been helpful and accommodating. Their quality of work is very high. Their professionalism is very high. For those reasons, I've recommended them to other businesses. Other companies ask where we get these services from, and I've always forwarded their contact information. They're highly recommended.

Are there any areas they could improve?

They are based in Ukraine. There's a high level of professionalism, but improving the communication skills across the business would be useful. It's already at a good level, but they could do better.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

When booking freelancers or contractors for development work, it's important to agree specifically what they're meant to deliver and determine whether it will be an hourly rate or project basis. These details need to be very carefully and specifically defined so that there are no disappointments with either the quality of work or the time it takes to complete a project.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    I've never had any major issues with completing the project on time.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    We've been very pleased with their work.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I've already sent quite a few people their way.

Web Dev for List Blogging Platform

“CodeIT is not the biggest IT company in Ukraine, but it is one of the best.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
Aug. 2012 - Aug. 2014
Project summary: 

CodeIT built a blogging platform that features viral lists that could be shared on social media. Based on detailed concept sketches, the team developed the site from scratch using Zend and JavaScript.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Oslo, Norway
Erling Løken Andersen
CEO and VP of Marketing, Rankly
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The website attracts more than 100,000 unique visitors per month and the traffic continues to grow, thanks to CodeIT’s high-quality coding. They were diligent, detail-oriented, and committed to excellence. They provided premium results and were priced accordingly.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am the CEO of Rankly, a social media website based on lists. Rankly, formerly known as Listnerd, allows people to create and rank interactive lists. These lists can then be shared on social media platforms such as Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter. Rankly attracts more than 300,000 unique visitors per month and continues to grow rapidly.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire CodeIT?

In 2012, we hired CodeIT to develop Rankly from scratch. The site is based on the Zend/Zend 2 platform, with extensive use of advanced JS [JavaScript] in the frontend. The project's main part was done between 2012–2014.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted to develop a fully-fledged social media website capable of scaling to millions of users. The site needed to look beautiful while being quick, secure, and optimized for viral growth.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We searched several places before ending up with CodeIT. We looked through online portfolios and listed projects on various freelancer websites. In the end, we met CodeIT on Elance.com, which is now Upwork. We put them through an extensive round of interviews, with follow-up questions and a diligent screening process. In the end, they won the bid ahead of approximately 40 other companies.

Describe the project in detail.

We had the initial concept for most of the site, including detailed sketches on some of the main pages such as the list detail page. In cooperation with CodeIT, we then developed this into a working mockup. When we agreed on the final desired functionality, their crew did an amazing job of delivering the final, working website.

What was the team composition?

The team consisted of 3 people based in Norway—their CEO, the head of design, and 1 project manager. In Ukraine, we had 1 technical project manager and 2 developers. We also had access to 1 designer and 1 lead QA [quality assurance] staff.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Within 3 months of release, the website was attracting upwards of 100,000 unique visitors per month. Since there, the traffic has just grown. Users are happy and respond well to the site.

Overall, we are extremely pleased with how the collaboration turned out. CodeIT understood our needs and always tried their best to meet our demands.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

Our project manager was fantastic. Yura is actually one of the bosses of CodeIT. He is creative, Western-oriented, and intelligent. He had a good feel for small details and understood our quality needs, working diligently to meet them.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

CodeIT is not the biggest IT company in Ukraine, but it is one of the best. It’s a great company founded on the principle that they want to be the best. Together with Alexey [CEO, CodeIT], Yura leads a super team of developers, designers, project managers, QA people, and data analysts. They all did their best to help their clients achieve success. I can't recommend them enough.

Are there any areas for improvement?

While everything can always be done faster and better, everything is also a process.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They are not the cheapest IT company in Ukraine, but quality is expensive.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Application Development for Sales Software Company

"After four years of work, they have allowed me to actually build the product I wanted."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
Apr. 2013 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

CodeIT took messy, nonfunctional code and cleaned it up. They worked on both the front- and backend, completed over 250 discrete tasks within the timeframe of the project, and will provide continued support.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
United States
Paul Marcus
CEO, PitchPersonal
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Thanks to their timeliness and consistent responsiveness, working with CodeIT was a smooth, productive process. When warranted, they were willing to challenge unwise suggestions or requests in the service of creating a better product. Great project management skills made the experience a success.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am the founder of a web-based sales software platform, which will be available through both desktop browsers and a mobile app.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with CodeIT?

I worked with a different company for three years, and they developed the core functionality of our application. But the interface was messy, their team was not responsive, and I had no control over the process. When I tried a second company, their work was equally unsatisfactory. Then I found CodeIT, and I engaged them to fix the original code and make our product useable. Once they finish up the last of their work on cleaning up the code and making it functional, they will provide ongoing maintenance and support.

The goal of our platform is to allow a salesperson or a marketer to tailor a personal portal to an individual prospect so that everything they see is relevant to their specific needs and interests rather than being generic marketing content. We had to build complete marketing systems— including a marketing engine and campaign automation—in order to adequately engage those people. This way, sales reps can use our product to put together multi-touch campaigns that involve e-mail, calls, follow-up tasks, and things of that nature. CodeIT made that concept a reality.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

CodeIT were willing to use and fix the code that I already had developed with the previous team, which is rare in the dev space. I had invested over a hundred thousand dollars developing the original code; the last thing I wanted to do was to start again. The fact that they were willing to work within someone else’s code was vital to the continuation of the project. They took very sloppy, messy code without a framework and turned it into something really useable. Their work was primarily in PHP, MySQL, Ajax, and related tools. CodeIT has supported every aspect of the application, from the frontend development to the payment gateway. After four years of work, they have allowed me to actually build the product I wanted.

What is the team composition?

My main contact is the project manager. She coordinates internal resources at CodeIT, which includes a full-time developer dedicated to my product as well as someone who is specifically involved in frontend work.

What is the status of this engagement?

I engaged them in April 2013, and the work is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

As the project is ongoing, we do not yet have concrete metrics concerning the impact of CodeIT’s work. That being said, they have completed over 250 discrete tasks during our collaboration.

How did CodeIT perform from a project management standpoint?

CodeIT is just reliable. If they say something is going to take two weeks, that’s how long it takes. If they ever diverge from their initial schedule, there is always a good reason as to why. We are in touch every day, which is the most important part of a working relationship for me. If I reach out to them, they provide timely responses. We used Basecamp to do all of our collaborative work. Our process involves me providing the project manager with the day’s task, she allocates the work, she gets back to me with the completed task, and then we move on to the next one. I appreciate not having to deal with multiple people doing multiple things. Having everything go through the project manager makes my life much easier.

What did you find most impressive about them?

This business is all about responsiveness and predictability. In starting this project, I did not have the capital to hire a U.S.-based firm, and my prior experiences with outsourcing proved the endeavor to be very risky. However, I found that CodeIT was responsive and helpful despite the distance between where I am and the Ukraine. My previous development teams never challenged me, even though I was not the most knowledgeable on how to successfully develop products as complex as this. CodeIT was willing to tell me when something I suggested was not a best practice or wouldn’t work, and then would suggest alternatives. I feel like I have control over the process, and for me that is the most important thing.

Are there any areas they could improve?

They could be even more blunt in their feedback to me. Sometimes it feels like they do not want to give me bad news.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

When outsourcing any work, you have to be very clear with your expectations and your needs. Do not assume that they know what you want or that they know what you mean.

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

Web & Mobile App Dev for Online Educational Platform

“Their work is high-quality, and you get more than what you paid for.”

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
Jan. 2012 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

After two previous providers failed to deliver, CodeIT took over a website build, app dev, and backend and database management. The team uses HTML5, CSS, and JavaScript, and discontinued Android app services.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Missoula, Montana
Jason Bennecke
Director of Marketing & Product Development, Red Apple Reading
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

CodeIT provides excellent services at a fantastic price. The time difference has necessitated clear communication strategies, and CodeIT has willingly adapted to specific needs. Their products function across various devices, and the entire team is honest and trustworthy.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the CEO of Red Apple Reading. We provide online resources and apps to help young children learn how to read American English through videos and games. We're currently available all across the United States and in 30 other countries.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with CodeIT?

The quality and time management of our previous dev teams were severely lacking, so we needed a new agency. We wanted them to build our website, handle backend user database and sales statistics, and manage the user interface and program with all the videos and games.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Because of our poor previous experiences, we had several pages of specs that we provided to CodeIT. They gave us their feedback, asked some questions, and then began working. They built the site in HTML5, CSS, and JavaScript. They used Apple software to build the iOS app, and they did some Android dev before discontinuing that service. Now, we need to find another company for that.

Once we’ve signed off on a project, the manager divvies the work up between the developers who upload it to a temporary server where we can do quality control and provide feedback. When everything’s finished, they copy it over to the live server through a git system, and then it's live for our customers to use.

What is the team dynamic?

We always have a project manager, but the rest of the team depends on the project size. At times, we’ve had up to four developers.

How did you come to work with CodeIT?

We originally found them on Elance. I requested a project quote and got about a dozen responses from different agencies. CodeIT had quite a good reputation, their prices were low, and they were excellent communicators, so we hired them.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent around $250,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We began working together in the beginning of 2012, and the partnership is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We don't keep track of anything specifically related to them. We have lots of happy customers and hundreds of testimonials from schools, teachers, and parents, and they’re basically using a product created by CodeIT. The fact that everything works consistently across apps, PCs, and Macs is a testament of their high-quality coding.

How did CodeIT perform from a project management standpoint?

We use Basecamp to keep everyone updated and on the same page, and we communicate through email and Skype.

Our project manager is amazing and speaks great English. She's extremely professional, honest, trustworthy, and cares about helping us. She’s in charge of scope, quality, cost, and schedules, so she provides quotes on the bigger tasks and suggests adjustments so the price is within our budget.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They're some of the nicest and most honest people I’ve met. They don’t try to sell you services you don’t need or inflate their hours to charge you more. Their work is high-quality, and you get more than what you paid for.

Are there any areas they could improve?

We would love if they started doing Android dev again. I think there’s a demand for it, and I don’t know why they stopped.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Take full advantage of Basecamp and Skype. Being in different time zones can make communicating difficult, and those technologies help everyone stay on the same page. You’ll probably have to wake up early and work Sundays because of the time difference, so be prepared for that.

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

Staff Augmentation for Computer Software Company

"They have very good resources...have effective management, and are easy to work with."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Oct. 2016 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Using Angular and Node.js, CodeIT helped a software firm build an iPad interface that allowed users to select and view transactions from a full audit trail. 

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Boca Raton, Florida
Cofounder, Zimit
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

CodeIT integrated seamlessly with the internal team, continuously improved their management processes, and promptly addressed any problems. Their technical proficiency and dedicated work ethic made them a valuable, reliable partner.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

Zimit is a software company. We develop software for the professional services industry such as consulting companies and engineering firms. It’s specifically for forecasting, quoting, and scheduling with people. I’m one of the co-founders.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with CodeIT?

We’re a software shop. We have a lot of development work. Cost is a big driver. We’re looking for quality offshore at a good price.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Our application requires a full blow audit trail with every transaction that the system has. The team has developed a very simple UX on an iPad where you can point, click, and go back in time to see all these transactions live. It’s very effective from a UX perspective.

The technologies that we use are mainly Angular on the frontend and Node on the backend. We’re an Angular-Node shop.

What is the team dynamic?

They provide us with a team that we manage. They’re an integral part of our software development team. The number of projects is continuous. Every month there’s new modules and new functionality. They also provide support for our customers. They’re just part of the company. All the work is in Ukraine. The number of team members is by request. I give them ample time for what I need. I interview and select the people I need. We give ourselves time to select the best.

How did you come to work with CodeIT?

We looked at multiple countries and multiple companies and ended up with CodeIT after talking to about 20 firms. They were a personal reference. Another software startup, a friend of mine, was using them. That primarily pushed my decision. We had ticked all the boxes of good candidates and good resumes. We interviewed a bunch of other technical folks and their management. CodeIT met the criteria.

How much have you invested with them?

That amount is confidential.

What is the status of this engagement?

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

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

I rate all the team members, including the offshore team, on productivity, the amount of rework, and bugs. We’re all developers. We all come up with bugs. Some are more prone than others. So, we do track that. We don’t do it to reprimand, but to guide and ensure a better quality of code.

How did CodeIT perform from a project management standpoint?

We’re an international bunch with various languages. There is a slight language barrier, but their English is acceptable and improving over time. Time is not an issue. They practically work U.S. hours. We use video chat, Google Hangouts and Slack. The integration was straightforward. They’re humble guys and are hardworking. It’s been a very good experience.

What did you find most impressive about them?

The management team is very easy to work with. Whatever we need, they’re here. We’re in constant communication. They have very good resources, are humble, hard-working, have effective management, and are easy to work with. It makes less of a headache for me.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Anytime I saw an issue, they addressed it. There were communication issues, language issues, and written communication issues in the beginning, but they were addressed. The U.S. time zone was an issue early on and they addressed it, as well. These are generic offshore issues.

Do you have any advice for potential customers working with CodeIT?

Plan. If you just jump at them with your resource needs, I am not sure how they would respond. Maybe bigger firms have a bigger bench to respond. If you’re patient and you give them a horizon and you plan, you’re going to get a very good result. Just dropping, “I need ten people tomorrow,” that would be challenging.

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OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with CodeIT?

We needed to develop a forecasting engine for our products.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

The demand forecasting engine was built on top of our current platform, integrating it with our other products. We met with them for a week and went through requirements and what we wanted the process to look like. They did unit and integrated tests from the beginning, after we set our end goal.

What is the team composition?

They added a few resources to the original team, making themselves autonomous and only needing minimal oversight.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We’ve had a few customers work out the rough edges and make the product more user-friendly. They asked for forecasting, and we delivered it in a short period. We even won an award for the product.

How did CodeIT perform from a project management standpoint?

They did project management, which included reporting and documentation. It was more structured this time, and they updated us daily. Their English has significantly improved.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They’re incredibly responsive and professional, making themselves available to me whenever I need them. I never have to wait to talk to their management team.

Do you have any advice for future clients of theirs?

Use their project management capability. It made a world of difference.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    The award shows how great it was.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I recommend them on a daily basis.

Multiple Web Dev for Automotive Repair Manufacturer

"I’ve never thrown anything at them that they didn’t know how to do."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
2007 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Though CodeIT was initially contracted for a simple coding project, the work was extended to include custom website development, using their Prototype expertise.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Rainsville, Alabama
Keith Lammon
Owner, Polyvance
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Their refusal to do cookie-cutter solutions keeps them at the forefront of the industry. Their responsive communication skills, high value-for-money quotient, and speedy service make them a valuable partner.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

Polyvance manufactures tools and materials that body shops use to repair plastic bumpers. I'm the owner.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with CodeIT?

I had a small coding job I needed completed.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They initially did the small coding job for me, and now every time I need work done, I just ask them to do it. It's progressed to where they've probably done six or seven websites for us, from scratch.

As we're an e-commerce company, 95% of our products are sold through distribution, but we also sell directly through our website for the do-it-yourselfers. CodeIT did everything with our site. I just gave them a color scheme, and they took it from there. They used Prototype on the backend.

What is the team dynamic?

I deal with Sergey [Manager Operations, CodeIT], as he speaks English and then translates it to the rest of the team. They also have a designer and different specialists depending on what the needs are for the job at hand.

How did you come to work with CodeIT?

About 10 years ago, I requested a small, coding job on Elance. They bid on it and they did it quickly and affordably.

How much have you invested with them?

I've invested $60,000-$70,000 over the past 10 years.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in 2007 and the work is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

To be frank, it looks cool and I like it.

How did CodeIT perform from a project management standpoint?

They are very responsive in terms of contact, apparently working around U.S. hours. They’re always available on Skype, and there are no language barriers. Our project to-do list is shared on Google Drive, and I check the items off as they do them.

What did you find most impressive about them?

I’ve never thrown anything at them that they didn’t know how to do. Many companies use canned website packages, but when I need custom work done, they can do it and they do a good job.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, I have no problems with them at all.

Do you have any advice or tips for other potential customers of CodeIT?

When people ask me who did my website, I tell them that it was CodeIT.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    There seems to be a two- or three-day delay before they can work on something now. It used to be within hours.
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They’re very reasonable.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Ordering System for Telecommunications Firm

"They know how to set their minds on a project’s end-goal, its vision, and business model."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Oct. 2012 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

CodeIT has worked on multiple projects, especially in developing a web ordering system for the distribution and activation of SIM cards. They’re an affordable offshore partner with a fast development pace.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Skåne, Sweden
Mikael Svensson
CTO, SST.NET
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

CodeIT’s initial work effectively increased SIM card sales, kick-starting the overall business. They aren’t afraid of voicing their opinions on what is the best tech to use and have valuable ideas for doing things differently. Their controlled and structured approach to projects also stands out.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I was the CTO of SST.Net, a small mobile operator.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with CodeIT?

We needed a system for controlling the distribution of our SIM cards and other API-connected things. We needed a partner outside of Sweden, where having a couple of developers can be a bit costly.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We had a bunch of APIs from different systems and I was working out a strategy for different system delivery partners. Someone had to bring this out to users via an ordering system. If, say, we sold 50 SIM cards to a company, they needed to activate those, and we needed to automate the process.

CodeIT helped us develop a web ordering system connected to many other systems, mostly regarding the SIM card distribution and activation on the network for cellular traffic. The main technologies used were PHP and MySQL. We used other technologies and let CodeIT suggest appropriate ones for our challenges. We eventually landed on a Linux environment with open-source languages.

What is the team dynamic?

I’ve been in contact with at least 10 people in total. Our team was always made up of around five people for a medium-sized project, from project manager to technical lead, business analyst, and testers. We had daily communication and mostly used Skype. There was a rapid development curve for multiple ongoing projects, including the ordering system.

How did you come to work with CodeIT?

I’ve worked with different outsourcing companies in India, Russia, and Bulgaria. This was my third or fourth outsourcing project, so I reached out to a couple of different types of programming firms for help with these system challenges. I was specifically looking for a long-term partner to outsource programming tasks to.

CodeIT had an understanding of the meaning behind our projects, and their biggest plus was that they were not afraid of telling me what they thought was the best technology or of discussing possible changes.

Sometimes, I have a basic thought of how I want to do things, but I hired CodeIT because they came with a lot of ideas on how to do things differently and with valid arguments on why their ideas could be better. They know how to set their minds on a project’s end-goal, its vision, and business model as opposed to just delivering the programming in a text file.

How much have you invested with them?

The cost of the initial project was around $100,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

The initial project was to get things going and it took six months—it was very quick development. We worked with CodeIT for another 3½ years, as long as I was there. I believe they still have some work with that company.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We started as a virtual operator with zero SIM cards sold, and when I left, a large number had been sold—we couldn’t have done it without CodeIT. We could’ve chosen another outsourcing partner, but our strategy always needed an ordering system; CodeIT came through and delivered it.

We started virtual operator phone subscriptions on the set date thanks to them, going from the idea of starting a virtual operator in Sweden in October 2012 to launching the first subscription in April 2013.

How did CodeIT perform from a project management standpoint?

CodeIT has a good outsourcing system that includes a project management, business analysis, and testing structures. If we want to run an outsourcing project in a controlled and structured way, they have everything set. They also have a wide range of offerings, but on the technologies they prefer, they are very skilled.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They have deep knowledge in the technologies they work with and it always feels like we can always bring in someone from CodeIT who gets the whole picture. They also have very skilled people on the lead tech positions. One person, in particular, is a superstar in coding, while also thinking about security and workflows. Overall, it was a smooth trip.

Are there any areas they could improve?

They have some programmers who are not very fluent in English. However, this is very specific and compared to other countries around Europe, CodeIT isn’t bad. Sweden, Denmark, and Finland have a bit of an advantage around the English language, and it’s something I mentioned to CodeIT as an improvement. They could send their people to courses, but 80% of them are as fluent as I am.

There are also some laws in Ukraine which affect contracts. There were some things we didn’t understand, from a Swedish standpoint, but it was never a problem. There are different ideas on how to conduct business in terms of paperwork.

Do you have any advice for future clients of theirs?

Be thorough in the early stages on how to set goals of the projects, as well as of the company as a whole, so that they can do their magic. CodeIT should also be allowed to be creative and not strictly ordered. They have business analysts and testers, so clients should use those as well.

5.0
Overall Score It’s the best outsourcing company I’ve worked with. I believe CodeIT is getting bigger, and I understand why—they have a structured way of working and want to go forward.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Things could be better, but it’s a mixture between the person making the order and CodeIT.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I have recommended them to a couple of companies.

Development & Maintenance of Fashion E-commerce Site

“We were impressed with CodeIT's technical knowledge … and enthusiasm for our project.

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Nov. 2012 - Feb. 2014
Project summary: 

CodeIT revamped a complex platform that allows users to search for trending apparel and accessories. The team also enhanced functionalities and assisted with server maintenance.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Turkey
Co-Founder, Fashion Platform
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The relaunched website proved to be reliable and fast, with minimal downtime and bugs. This was attributed to CodeIT’s technical expertise and passion for the project. Other strengths were project management and communication.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am the co-founder and CTO of an e-commerce business focused on clothing, shoes, and beauty products.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire CodeIT?

CodeIT redeveloped our e-commerce website to improve its performance.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted to create a reliable and fast e-commerce site. It needed to cope with a heavy load of traffic without downtime.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

After interviewing a number of different vendors, we were impressed with CodeIT's technical knowledge, English skills, and enthusiasm for our project.

Describe the project in detail.

A website was developed using PHP, Zend Framework 2.0, and MySQL. We also used Memcached and later added Apache Solr to power our search engine. After the initial development, CodeIT added new features as we requested them. They also created a mobile-friendly version of the website.

What was the team composition?

We worked with one main developer and someone for quality assurance. Later, we worked with other developers when additional features were needed. There was also a system admin who helped with the maintenance of our servers.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The website was built within three months at a very reasonable cost. So far, the website has been bug-free. It has performed reliably and can cope with a heavy load of traffic without effects on its performance.

How effective was the project management?

The project managers were highly competent and efficient, with excellent communication skills.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

We were impressed with their efficiency and technical knowledge.

What tips or recommendations do you have?

There is nothing I can think of that needs to be improved.

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