Building alliances with creative minds.

  • Who we are

Our company has a story to tell, a driving idea behind each of our projects. These concepts will not only delight our audience but also deliver on measurable business goals. Codetribe is the conduit between an initial idea and a final product in the hands of consumers. We help our clients hone their designs and find the content that best fits their unique identity, which we then channel into a high-quality product that completes their goals.

  • What we do

Building alliances with creative minds.

  • Why we do it

To create a sustainable environment where trust is given, ideas are encouraged, and quality of life is improved for everyone involved.

  • How we work

We’ve got our clients fully covered, from the very beginning all the way to the end result! Starting with effective idea management, storyboard mapping, design, user interaction and product road mapping, through code implementation (using the latest and most scalable solutions) on every technology stack - from Backend, Frontend, iOS and Android apps to really cool and thought-provoking technologies such as Home Automation and the Internet of Things. We complete our work with testing, validation and product launch.Even after the fact, we’re still there for our clients and continually work to maintain and improve their customers’ experience. We manage all of that by using Scrum, which is effective, dynamic and allows everyone to pitch in - we love it!As a team, we believe that a strong product vision is supported by details! Who are the customers? What do they need? What is the go-to market plan? These questions, and more, capture what our clients want to achieve - the crucial information to maintaining a winning product!

 
$25,000+
 
$50 - $99 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2017
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Portfolio

Key clients: 

Annanow (Switzerland),  Portier (Hong Kong & USA),  Bulletin (USA),  Layne (Switzerland),  Seven Billion Today (Hong Kong),  Tomsfive (Switzerland),  MeridianBet (Serbia), Kitro (Switzerland)

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Seven Billion Today

On the same mission

Team Seven Billion Today has a powerful vision and we’re glad to be able to help

them achieve it. Their platform needed two things, the Social Media Platform Aspect and an Administrator Control Panel Module.


One of our principal challenges was implementing all the functionalities available on well-known social networks like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Today, this platform also allows comments, polls, voting, connecting keywords and shared topics of interest and, finally, sharing content and user-generated metadata on other platforms.


Found out more on our website https://codetri.be/projects/seven-billion-today.

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Annanow

  • Teamsize: 12 tribe members
  • Project kickoff:1st of November, 2016
  • Partner’s location: Zurich, Switzerland
  • Targeted markets: Switzerland, Germany, Austria & Liechtenstein
  • Project link: https://codetri.be/projects/annanow/

Years of prosperity

Annanow is a long-term project we’ve been working

on since 2016. Through the years it has developed into a serious platform that consists of many different apps, and it only keeps growing!


Deliveries trackable in real time

One of our biggest challenges was also one of our first tasks - making deliveries trackable in real time. It all starts the moment the order is received all the way until the parcel reaches its final destination; the whole procedure is trackable by a transparent technical process which allows all participants to see its real-time location. To do this, we’ve built both an iOS and an Android application by implementing Google Services which recognize the location of the parcel (thanks to geocoding and reverse geocoding), and make it available to all parties in real time. To simplify the process, we’ve decided to store temporary data on a base that is not part of our prime infrastructure.


To read more about the system of working hours and other functionalities click here: https://codetri.be/projects/annanow/

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Bulletin

The shoulders of giants

Before getting in touch with us at Codetribe, the Bulletin startup team was part of a

well-known program that goes by the name of Y Combinator. Have you ever heard of Airbnb, Dropbox, GitLab, Doordash? Yes, those are all startups that began as part of Y Combinator. Today, they are some of the world’s most recognizable international firms. Bulletin seems to be keeping good company!


A rocky start

This project was Codetribes’ first e-commerce undertaking. As could be expected, one of our main challenges came in the shape of integration with Shopifу’s beta API’s. This caused various discrepancies in the Product Inventory, an issue that took various iterations, bug finding and helps from Shopify’s engineers to solve. The whole thing ended up a joint effort showcasing awesome teamwork between us and Shopify’s API development.


To read more about the functionalities we developed on this project please follow the link: https://codetri.be/projects/bulletin

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Portier

  • Teamsize: 12 tribe members
  • Project kickoff:1st of March, 2016
  • Partner’s location: Hong Kong, China & New York, USA
  • Targeted market: Worldwide
  • Project link: https://codetri.be/projects/portier

Firestarter

This was our first Codetribe project, where it all began! It brought an amazing

opportunity to establish a long term partnership between our two teams of thinkers and market creators. We were greatly privileged to have been able to work with team Portier and witness the success of both our companies through the years.


Portier represents a multi-platform solution that is both a B2B solution designed for luxury hotels as one primary stakeholder and a B2C platform offered to the guests of the luxury hotels.


To read more about Portier functionalities follow the link: https://codetri.be/projects/portier

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Tomsfive

  • Team size: 9 tribe members
  • Project kickoff: 17th of September, 2018
  • Partner’s location: St. Gallen, Switzerland
  • Targeted markets: Switzerland
  • Project link: https://codetri.be/projects/tomsfive

The recruiting solution that enables the best hiring decisions

Recruiting platforms are a dime a

dozen, so standing out and offering higher-quality solutions than the competition was a tough challenge for both teams, Tomsfive and Codetribe. Tough challenges are always fertile ground, though, so we rose to the occasion and developed a product we truly believe in!


The Tomsfive platform helps you make hiring decisions not only based on the candidate’s history, but also on their potential. This platform strives to portray candidates and employers in the most relevant way, by introducing video presentations and video calls to the recruiting process.


Found out more on https://codetri.be/projects/tomsfive

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Layne

  • Team size: 5 tribe members
  • Project kickoff: 1st of August, 2018
  • Partner’s location: Zurich, Switzerland
  • Targeted market: Switzerland
  • Project link: https://codetri.be/projects/layne

Online trade on your own terms

Team Layne contacted Codetribe looking for a software development team, one that

could realize the potential behind their idea and approach the task like a partner or product owner would. We set a clear goal: to create a platform that would be safe, simple to understand and reachable by any possible device, and look good while it’s at it!


The Layne platform consists of the following:

  • The Layne Website
  • The Layne IOS App
  • The Layne Dashboard

More about Layne functionalities read here: https://codetri.be/projects/layne

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Android App for Sports Betting & Gaming Group

"It seems like this team build their own application and not for some client."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Dec. 2015 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Codetribe provides ongoing mobile application development for a sports betting and gaming group. The team handles the app development under the design and specification guidance of the client.

The Reviewer
 
1,001-5,000 Employees
 
Belgrade, Serbia
Branislav Grbić
Project Manager, Meridian Gaming Ltd.
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The client noted multiple successes during their engagement with Codetribe throughout the years. The team is always planned and well-organized. They are always ready to act if there are urgent requests. The client noted that their relationship with the team is on the highest level in any sense.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I'm the project manager for several projects in Meridian and for someone like this work also as a quality assurance manager.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Codetribe?

We were looking for the best solution for developing the Betting&Gambling native Android app in 2015.

What were your goals for this project?

The nature of the betting application is very complex, there is an extremely high level of trafficking, changes in every second. Also, there is plenty of some betting and business rules who need to be applied in the app.

Especially, there are more there 30 different apps based on a primary application with a similar design. So the idea of this project is to make a completely brand new application, which will be easy for use with a modern design based on the latest technologies, super quick which is one of the primary objectives, and of course to be a stable as much as possible.

Also, there was a challenge about distributing applications because this kind of Apps is not welcome on Google Play Store. So there was a need for quick and easy distributing/installation and updating, so there was a need to implement on beginning some of the distributing software, for our case, it was the Hockey App who was later owned by Microsoft and migrate into their App center app.

SOLUTION

How did you select Codetribe?

They were recommended by an acquaintance.

Describe the project in detail.

Codetribe developed Android applications for us according to our design and specifications on the highest quality standards. This project is nonstop developing, so until today, we are improving our application to be the best on market.

What was the team composition?

In the beginning, there was one Expert level developer and one PM from Codetribe and one from Meridian, and one QA from Meridian. Today is a little bit bigger, there are three developers on the project, and PM, QA from the Meridian side.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We have plenty of success during our years working together. Beside the planed and well-organized development, the team is always ready to act if there are some urgent requests who need to develop and release as we love to say in-joke "for yesterday", which is sometimes a crucial thing in our business.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

Ultra-high

What did you find most impressive about this company?

The approach to development is on the ultra-high level. It seems like this team build their own application and not for some client. Relation to us as a client is on the highest level in any sense.

Are there any areas for improvement?

Always have areas for improvement, so on the Codetribe proposal, we are now in the final stage of development for our version 2 of the Android application which was written in Kotlin based on the latest technologies.

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

Mobile & Web App Dev for Solution Provider

"The communication, the flexibility, the quality of the work delivered are all great."

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

Codetribe developed both web and mobile apps for a business. Using existing designs, they created the mobile app for Android and iOS. 

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
St. Gallen, Switzerland
Heini Seger
Co-Founder & Chairman, tomsfive AG
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The final products that Codetribe has delivered allow the business to function as it does today, making it an integral part of their service offering. The team is easy to work with and brings strong, impressive skills to the engagement. 

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

tomsfive is the most unique, innovative and complete HR solution in the market today for successful candidate selection, allowing organisations to review all incoming applications with a strong focus on personal interaction and personality match. Considerable reduction of the average employee-turnover within the first 12 months and significant increases in sustainable hirings. I am Co-Founder and Chairman of tomsfive AG.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Codetribe?

Development of all mobile applications and web solutions.

What were your goals for this project?

Heaving a software for both mobile and web that meets the highest quality standards.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

Codetribe has been recommended to us.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

Codetribe developed Android and iOS mobile applications for us, as well as a web solution for both candidates and companies. We delivered the designs and Codetribe did the rest on highest quality standards.

What was the team composition?

tomsfive has a product owner that manages everything with Codetribe. Project management and development was completely managed by Codetribe.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any information that demonstrates the impact that this project has had on your business?

This project IS our business.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

Perfect so far - and also very effective based on the circumstances of a young company.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

The communication, the flexibility, the quality of the work delivered are all great. We are super happy with them.

Are there any areas for improvement?

No - not yet.

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

Analytics Dashboard for Environmental Startup

"Again, it is really an extension of our team and we are all working on the project together." 

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

Codetribe is developing an analytics dashboard that displays food waste data for each unique platform user. They’ve handled various backend integrations to ensure all appropriate data is pulled and showcased.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Zürich, Switzerland
Naomi MacKenzie
Co-Founder, KITRO
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Currently working on Version 2, Codetribe has been responsive to feedback on the initial version and implemented it rapidly. Their commitment to continuous improvement and creating a lasting engagement is noteworthy. Customers can expect an energetic team.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

KITRO aims to minimize the unnecessary food waste that occurs in commercial kitchens. By automatically capturing data on food waste, we bring visibility to what is filling the trashbins and provide users with actionable insights to reduce their waste.

As one of the two co-founders, I work more on sales, partnerships, and product development.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Codetribe?

Building an analytics dashboard to display food waste data. Each customer receives their own personal display in-depth data on their performance.

What were your goals for this project?

The solution needed to be functional, have a sophisticated design, and be able to showcase data that activated change to drive food waste reduction. With many backend integrations required, all the data had to be linked, pulled and showcased to the customer.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

They were recommend by an acquaintance. After selecting the top 12 vendors, we underwent one-on-one meetings/call with each vendor. We asked for past customer feedback and contact details. Ultimately, we liked this team on the first glance based on the professional impression, cost, portrayed skill level, and personal likability of the entire team.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

Everything from A-Z for tech development. If they don't know how to do something they will use their resources to figure out how to do it. Working with Codetribe is great. It doesn't feel like a partnership or outsourced hire. It really feels like an extension of our team.

What was the team composition?

They have everything you need, and if they don't, they will find it. Very talented developer working in this team. They have good fun together and work hard.

I recommend bringing your own designer in for projects though as when we started there was no designer in house and the partnered designers unfortunately did not match. Otherwise, a complete team with extensive resources.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any information that demonstrates the impact that this project has had on your business?

We're still in the Version 2 development of the dashboard, but it allowed us to advance the product offer we give our clients.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

Very well arranged, professional, detail-oriented and clear. Efficient work that only continues to improve and advance.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

The team dynamic and their commitment to the project. Again, it is really an extension of our team and we are all working on the project together. We are not just another revenue marker for them, but truly see their devotion to the work. Also great team and awesome team dynamic.

Are there any areas for improvement?

We are currently undergoing our products version 2 push. All of the learnings and improvements that were identified in version 1 were already implemented. Very happy with the way the work, communication, and development has advanced and flourished in this short amount of 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

Shopify Web Development for Retail Inventory Platform

“They were reactive, their prices were competitive, and their quality is high.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
Apr. 2017 - Jun. 2018
Project summary: 

Codetribe built a custom e-commerce platform for a retail host. Using React, they linked to the Shopify API, automated inventory synchronization, and set up tracking functionality.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
New York, New York
Alana Branston
CEO, Bulletin
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Conversions have increased and the UX has improved thanks to stronger design, faster load times, and better branding. Codetribe was diligent, responsive, and willing to make changes to the scope of the project.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the co-founder and CEO of Bulletin. We build physical retail stores and platforms for online or digital brands to manage their inventory and sell offline.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Codetribe?

We were building a platform for the 150 sellers we work with and needed help customizing it to fit our needs. We wanted to provide an e-commerce option and an automated way for sellers to synchronize and manage their inventory with us.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They built an entirely custom platform using React. The basic features allow any brand in the world to apply with us and submit their portfolio. Once they’re accepted, they can log in, submit products, and create inventory requests within the platform. They connected us to the Shopify API and set up tracking functionality. Each brand can track their shipments in real time and use the platform to understand exactly how their products are performing.

What is the team composition?

We worked with two project managers and the company owner. We also worked with two developers regularly and a team of other developers who joined the project as needed.

How did you come to work with Codetribe?

We found them through a referral. Friends of mine used them to build an app and recommended them highly. We had previous experience with a few outside teams and an internal developer that hadn’t worked. Ultimately, Codetribe was the right fit for us.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent about $200,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together around March or April 2017. Our Shopify site launched in December 2017 and the new platform launched in June 2018.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

As soon as we launched the new e-commerce site, we saw conversions increase by about 1%, which is significant. The old site had major page loading issues. They removed all the lag time and we’re seeing great improvement thanks to the stronger design, faster experience, and better branding they did for us.

They fix bugs or issues immediately and worked with Shopify to get us into the beta version of their new API. It puts us ahead of our competitors and we’re very pleased.

How did Codetribe perform from a project management standpoint?

Both of our project managers are incredible, as was the rest of the team. I worked directly with several of them. They traveled to us when we first scoped the project. After that, we worked together via Google Hangouts. They’re responsive to any requests for the e-commerce work or for any customizations. They always got back to us right away, day or night. They were extremely diligent.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They’re very personable. They hit all the baseline things we wanted and gave us everything we hoped for. They’re responsive, their work is good, and every person on their team is lovely to work with. Even though they’re so far away, they felt like part of the team. They’re flexible and accepted scope changes throughout the process. They were reactive, their prices were competitive, and their quality is high.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No; we’re extremely happy with their work so far.

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

MVP Development for Hospitality Startup

"I was really impressed with Codetribe and their ability to take ownership and understand what our product was and who we were going after."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Mar. - Sept. 2016
Project summary: 

Codetribe fully developed an MVP bullet for the front end of the client’s Android app. On the back end, they also developed a web portal and device management system.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 employees
 
New York, USA
Mark Pope
Managing Director, Portier Technologies
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Throughout the project, the client was pleased that Codetribe stuck to the agreed budget and timeline. They aim to forge a long-term partnership with Codetribe for future development projects. 

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 and managing director of Portier Technologies. We are a new company focusing on the hospitality sector.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Codetribe?

We engaged Codetribe to work with us on an MVP [minimum variable product] bullet. It's important to note that my co-founder and I do not have technical experience. We needed someone to come in from the technical side and help us write the specs.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We were looking to create an MVP bullet for the front side of our system for an Android app. On the back side, we wanted to put together a web portal and a device management system. Codetribe did a comprehensive technical assessment of what we needed to do and the product documentation we needed to create. Basically, they took on the responsibilities of an in-house IT. They handled project management, code testing, and UX design of the product on both the front and back-end. Codetribe was responsible for taking the lead in each of those areas in order to develop a product for us.

How did you come to work with Codetribe?

We looked around the world for great software firms, using Clutch for a number of reviews. We looked at apps that we liked and those that we had heard about. We put together an RFP [request for proposal] and reached out to about 40 companies, mainly in Eastern Europe. We then shortlisted that number and conducted a few calls. Our criteria were the budget, team members, their experience, and reviews. While I am not 100% certain if it was Clutch where we found Codetribe originally, I know we used Clutch extensively to find a number of our partners. It was about a month-long process to find the right partner. In the end, we visited the Codetribe team in Serbia before we made a final selection. Given how important this was to our development as a firm, we were pretty rigorous. After going through that, we're really proud to say that Codetribe is our partner.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started our search in late January or February. It took us about a month to find the right firm, so that takes us to the end of March. From there, we spent about 2 or 3 weeks actually writing the product specs and putting that together. From there, we worked through the summer until the end of September 2016. We are just releasing our MVP and we're in the final steps of bug fixing and validation. That scope will end in the next 1 to 2 weeks. We've re-engaged Codetribe to provide new features and new support for our next release. We are looking to establish a long-term agreement with Codetribe as our lead development firm.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any evidence that would demonstrate the productivity, quality of work, or the impact of the engagement?

When starting a new project, the most important things are budget and timeline. We are happy to say that we have stuck to the budget that we’ve agreed to. Codetribe has been fantastic in that aspect. Second, we put together a very, very aggressive timeline. The whole project lasted 4 months, from when we first started coding to when we had the MVP. I think we might have to add 2 more weeks, but by and large, they’ve hit every deadline that we’ve had. For us, they hit the nail on the head for every area that we've looked at. Overall, as far as budget and timeline are concerned, they’ve done a terrific job; they’ve been on target. We’re really pleased.

How did Codetribe perform from a project management standpoint?

We were really fortunate to have one of the 2 founders of Codetribe as our project manager. That was something that was critical to our success, given how important this was to our company. We appreciated the way that they guided us and the way they set us up for success. Those are definitely the real reason we are where we are right now.

What did you find most impressive about Codetribe?

I was really impressed with Codetribe and their ability to take ownership and understand what our product was and who we were going after. We were doing something that we considered a new product, a new sector. It wasn’t just repeating something from a project we had done before. I was pleased with the way they were able to solve problems. First, they would take a step back, think about our customers, and think about our business. Then they would come back to us and apply ways to solve the problem. Codetribe also looked at different technology applications and thought about the customer experience. They came up with ideas for new features and new areas to cover. They were a terrific partner that really understood our business.

Are there any areas Codetribe could improve?

I really can't think of anything. It's the reason why we're working with them on future projects and a long-term development agreement. 

5.0
Overall Score Codemind is a terrific firm that we're pleased to secure a long-term agreement with.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    We gave them an accelerated timeline and they delivered on budget and on time.
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    I would say that they were definitely more expensive than other firms, but it’s the right value for what they were able to deliver on.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    The quality has been outstanding, from understanding the technology to actual coding.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I've already recommended them to several other firms.

App Development for Health Technology Company

"I’ve worked with a lot of software companies and a lot of developers, and Codetribe is absolutely the best value for the money."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Dec. 2015 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

The client used Codetribe for the complete development of applications from the ground-up for multiple companies.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 employees
 
London, UK
Manish Patel
CTO, Cupris Health
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

While working with Codetribe, the client was impressed with how quickly they were able to initiate the app development from the outset and remedy any technical 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.

Cupris Limited is a health technology company. We build software that supports our hardware for smartphone attachments. I am the CTO [Chief Technology Officer].

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Codemind?

We needed Codetribe to build applications from the ground-up, not including design and architecture.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Our company produces smartphone attachments that convert phones into medical devices. You can turn the phones into a stethoscope or otoscope just by attaching the devices onto the case. The device only really works for some models of phones because there are certain challenges involved with each phone model. For example, when you turn the phone into an otoscope, you need to put the attachment into the ear. Obviously, it’s very dark in there, so you have to manipulate the torch and focus. The torch orientation is different in all phones, so that’s something we had to investigate and go over in code with Codetribe.

Codetribe actually went out and bought devices for themselves and started testing them independently. Generally, our software is pretty generic, but Codetribe worked to the specific models that we provided. Before Codetribe came in, we had an MVP [minimum variable product] that was causing a lot of crashes on our servers but we never understood why. These guys came in and discovered exactly what the issue was and fixed it within a matter of hours. They’re all very knowledgeable guys. They all understand what the requirements are and just get on with the project.

How did you come to work with Codetribe?

One of the founders of Codetribe actually used to work for a different company a year and a half ago. We were working with that company before with Epicuri, which is one of my other start-ups. When we were researching outsourcing IT companies for Cupris, we looked at about 40 companies before we came to Codetribe, and they were definitely top of the pack. 

How much have you invested with Codetribe?

The work we’ve done with Codetribe at Cupris is in the range of $100,000 a year.

What is the status of this engagement?

Codetribe came in about a year and a half ago, and we have an ongoing relationship for all of our development. For Cupris, they started in December last year, and they've done everything.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any evidence that would demonstrate the productivity, quality of work, or the impact of the engagement?

I can't give you any numbers, but I introduced Codetribe to Cupris when I joined as CTO. It was a big challenge because we were completely redeveloping the app. They started working with us on the 18th of December. April 21st was the date that we had a hard deadline for a clinical trial in the UK. Within three months, we had to get the Codetribe guys to come in, start from scratch, use the use case documents and the requirements analysis we provided to them, and build the app from the outset. They were great; they completed it within three months. I've never seen anyone create an application of this magnitude and size within three months. That's got to be the biggest success story from Codetribe.

How did Codetribe perform from a project management standpoint?

They've got a very good organization going there. You do get one or two developers and perhaps a support guy whose English isn't that great. The way they circumvent this issue is by putting a few of their project managers, whose English is fantastic, as the leads for the entire project. I have a point man for Cupris, and I have a point man for Epicuri. That point man is the guy I communicate with about all things on that project. It's a very well-organized machine.

What did you find most impressive about Codetribe?

I can only really compare Codetribe to other outsourcing companies, although it's probably not fair to compare them to any other American or British companies I've worked with because they're much bigger. Their English is fantastic, and that's hard to find in an outsourced company where the English is to a level where there's no miscommunication. Everything is written down, ticketed, and organized. Nothing ever goes amiss, so I never need to worry. One of the best things to have is communication, and they've definitely got that down to a tee.

Are there any areas Codetribe could improve?

It was a learning process throughout working with Codetribe. Where we're at now and where we were in April of this year was honed over a number of months. At the beginning, there was miscommunication and definitely room for improvement, but the general problems we had with development and project management were very quickly quashed. Codetribe identified the problem, inserted different project managers and fixed it. Any big software development project is going to have these problems, and I didn't expect that not to happen. They did happen, and Codetribe fixed them quickly.

5.0
Overall Score There’s nothing to complain about.
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    I don't give them a 5 out of 5, but that's not entirely their fault. They work quickly when they have to get stuff done.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    I've worked with a lot of software companies and a lot of developers, and Codetribe is absolutely the best value for the money.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    The code quality they produced was fantastic.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I already have. After working with them with the Epicuri project, I recommended them and brought them in for the Cupris project. I continue to recommend them to friends that are in the same space.