Design thinking Led Digital Innovation

Codewave is a design thinking led digital innovation company, specializing in design of value, new product development & digital innovation. 

Codewave was founded in May 2013, with a vision to bring design thinking to India and make every gig a UX led gig. That vision, gave birth to a people-first culture, that celebrated authenticity, voice of individuals encouraging free flow of influence shaping our journeys with customers & it’s outcomes.

 

Our signature 3-step process to structured problem solving:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eg8-Xgc23C8

 

At Codewave, we love operating in clusters like a buzzing social network, encouraging teamplay & local decisions - with transparency, empathy & peer comfort central to all our interactions, both internal and external.

 

Our work culture:

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Our services:

  1. Design thinking
  2. Customer Journey Design
  3. Digital Innovation (Business transformation)
  4. Analytics & Prediction
  5. Web, Mobile with scalable cloud architecture
  6. IoT & Edge AI
  7. Enterprise AI/ML
  8. Blockchain implementation
  9. Process Automation

 

 

 
$10,000+
 
< $25 / hr
 
50 - 249
 Founded
2013
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Bangalore, India
headquarters
  • 307, Outer ring road, Banashankari
    Bangalore, KA 560085
    India
other locations
  • The Residency 133/1 Residency Road Opposite Bishop Cotton Boys’ School
    Bangalore, KA 560025
    India
  • Codewave Inc. 30 N Gould St Ste R Sheridan, WY
    Sheridan, WY 82801
    United States

Portfolio

Key clients: 

3M, Microsoft, VMWare, Cisco, Zomato, Jaro Education, Haldirams, Cloudnine, MGM Healthcare, Mac World, Bharath Light and Power, BlueStar, Indian Institute of Science, Ashok Leyland, Prestige Group, Puravankara (Provident housing), Byju Classes, Painapp, and others

Lawyers Marketplace where consumers can easily find lawyers, collaborate with them online & resolve disputes | #VirtualLawFirm #LawyersMarketplace  Image

Lawyers Marketplace where consumers can easily find lawyers, collaborate with them online & resolve disputes | #VirtualLawFirm #LawyersMarketplace

Codewave designed and developed Lawmatters.com, with lawyer listing, jobs forum and the virtual office for the phase 1 launch. This being our first project for the legal industry, we did multiple visits to law firms understand the behaviors of lawyers, paralegals and pain points that most law firms are facing today. One of the insights we gained was to enable “voice recording and sending” feature, as typing and drafting were

one of the most common activities outside the court. After multiple scope iterations, we nailed on the initial feature set and executed the phase 1 of the project in about 4 months time. The web app is live, the android app is expected to go live by the end of next month. We crawled data from Government websites, to get the list of registered lawyers on the platform initially, so professionals signing up on the platform can claim their profiles.

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Alexis (Siri for Travel) - AI based travel startup | #NLP #Multi-language #Artificial Intelligence Image

Alexis (Siri for Travel) - AI based travel startup | #NLP #Multi-language #Artificial Intelligence

Codewave designed and developed the Alexis android app in about 12 weeks, enabling both text and voice recognition in the first cut. The app currently works for couple of languages – english and hindi (supporting various accents). The phase 1 development of this app involved integration with Google’s Voice API and training the AI engine to respond to popular keywords and phrases. When you say “mujhe dilli jana hai”, the app

suggests flights, hotels and travel guides in Delhi. When you says “mujhe dilli mein hotel chahiye”, the app proactively asks few questions like – luxury level, duration of stay and suggests hotels. The app in the next phase will be integrated with OTAs and travel suppliers to enable bookings. There is also a roadmap for ongoing NLP (Natural Language Processing) development to further train the AI engine. Read more about Alexis   Read more app design and development case studies  
IoT to save electricity built on Python, Django | #InternetOfThings #OptimizationInsights #ActionableEnergyData #Python #Django Image

IoT to save electricity built on Python, Django | #InternetOfThings #OptimizationInsights #ActionableEnergyData #Python #Django

Codewave designed and developed the clytics app for web and android, end to end from processing raw data from the appliances to interpreting data into actionable insights and showing data visualizations on the screen. The app had role based login for retail outlet admin who had outlet level insights and the business owner who had city level insights. The app also showed a leaderboard of all branches in the city.

Clytics

team also had an admin app to onboard new outlets, add users and assign permissions. Data processing programs that required high computations to retrieve real-time data from appliances, process them into insights were built on Python. The app was architected for scale using DJango, to be able to handle high volumes of data every minute.

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Energy intelligence apps, bringing real time monitoring and actionable data on to web and mobile to improve generation | #EnergyIntelligence #AngularJS #IoT Image

Energy intelligence apps, bringing real time monitoring and actionable data on to web and mobile to improve generation | #EnergyIntelligence #AngularJS #IoT

Codewave proposed to design and develop BLP’s product “Orion”, a suite of web apps designed for real time monitoring needs, actionable insights presented with rich visuals, simplified user experience, keeping mobility in perspective, for the first phase of the product. We started with understanding various users and user profiles to create role based experiences on the app. For example, for the CEO we gave a global view, with

energy & revenue numbers and insights & conclusions at a global level. For a field engineer, we gave a farm level view with easy access to asset level details and defects associated with it. The app is built on AngularJS, so dynamic data appears on the screen without having to refresh the page. We are also designing a workflow tool which helps field technicians, office staff and regional managers to interact with others in the organization to act on issues faster and improve overall efficiency. The web app is completely responsive and can be used on mobile phones as well. In addition to this, we also did a quick app for smartphones with a web view of the app so users can start experiencing the solution on their phones and share feedback for further evolving the product.

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Making Insurance Agents smarter with access to latest product information and tools on their phones #InsuranceEducation #CloudSync #MongoDB #NodeJS Image

Making Insurance Agents smarter with access to latest product information and tools on their phones #InsuranceEducation #CloudSync #MongoDB #NodeJS

Codewave designed and developed an android app in 6 weeks, as Agents needed to be quickly equipped with simple, mobile friendly tools, to be able to sell insurance products better. We also built a customized admin app, for the company to be able to push updated content, notifications and control access to tools, agents would see on the app. We aligned the total project effort, to meet their 6 week go-to-market goal, enabling

about 10k installs within the first 10 weeks of launch. The app also lets agents stay in touch with their prospects and customers, by sending personalized greetings via whatsapp, email and other social media channels. The app currently on Play Store has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5, from about 10k active users.

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Check the android app on playstore

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Making baby warmers incubate smarter, making doctors pro-active with BLE | Healthcare app Image

Making baby warmers incubate smarter, making doctors pro-active with BLE | Healthcare app

Codewave designed and developed the bluetooth solution for the baby warmers, which enabled the warmer to seamlessly send baby’s health data to the cloud using bluetooth integration (BLE) and convert the data into actionable insights for the doctor and nurse assigned to the ward. The doctor and nurse also had an interface where they could monitor the health of babies wrapped in the warmer and easily understand which baby needs

most attention now. All this was implemented without any dependency on internet (wifi) using NFC and Bluetooth low energy.

The project required deep integration with the hardware (sensors) attached to the warmer, decoding of the sensor data, building security protocols and handshakes and translation into meaningful insights for the doctors who are taking rounds and for nurses who are supervising the ward all round the clock. Our engineers worked with the hardware team to make sure the data was being seamlessly streamed through all gates on the assembly line, from the warmer to the router app and to the cloud and then to downstream apps that were consuming that data.

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Enterprise app for powerful data visualizations and decision support, built on AngularJS and D3JS #Data Visualization #Analytics #D3JS #MVP Image

Enterprise app for powerful data visualizations and decision support, built on AngularJS and D3JS #Data Visualization #Analytics #D3JS #MVP

Codewave was assigned the task of designing and developing the app. We started with understanding in depth the product itself, it purpose and capabilities, pen profiles of the end customer through discussions with the product team at Enquero. Subsequently we created paper wireframes for each screen of the app, to visually illustrate our understanding of the screens, data representation, user interaction, flow and navigation

before getting to visual design details. The key challenge in design was in representing entities that are not directly related to each other yet having some sort of an association.

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Reviews

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Application Development for Connectivity Solutions Provider

"Young set of people with open mindset and willingness to adapt to changing needs."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
3.5
Willing to refer: 
4.5
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Jan. 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

An electronic connectivity services provider hired Codewave Technologies to add resources for its web and mobile apps. The team needed to quickly understand the business for a client demo.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
India
Sr. Manager IOT Programs, Electronic Connectivity Provider
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The team worked quickly to produce the necessary assets in the first sprint and used the next three days to correct anything that the company had commented upon. The team communicated openly with the company regarding any ambiguities in the project to bring it to completion.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am Senior Manager for IOT programs and I manage delivery and clients at electronic connectivity solutions provider.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Codewave Technologies, and what were your goals?

Added resources for web application and Mobile apps development using ReactNative technology for helping us on few POCs. It required to understand the domain and quick development of screens for a client demo.

SOLUTION

How did you select Codewave Technologies and what were the deciding factors?

Codewaves commitments and involvement was well appreciated and their enthusiasm to help us was the key factor.

Describe the scope of work in detail, including the project steps, key deliverables, and technologies used.

They participated in an overview session to understand the requirements initially and later set the expectations on the delivery.

They demonstrated timely progress and incremental changes. They adapted to the sprint culture and provided interim demonstrations on th progress to ensure the work was done in time and with quality.

How many people from the vendor's team worked with you, and what were their positions?

3 resources, all around 4-5 years of experience.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any measurable outcomes of the project or general feedback about the deliverables?

In the first Sprint, they could produce 10 screens as required for our clients and ensured that the feedback was well received and corrected them in the next 3 days. Accelerated delivery and openness was detected during this engagement.

Describe their project management style, including communication tools and timelines.

Jira, Swift, Butbucket, MS-Teams were primary tools and methods used and Codewave was well equipped with using these. iOS and Android applications along with Web Technologies were primary project areas.

What did you find most impressive or unique about this company?

Commitment, participated and communicated the ambiguities to well resolve the issue and presented solution options. Young set of people with open mindset and willingness to adapt to changing needs.

Are there any areas for improvement or something they could have done differently?

More interactions with senior folks who can nurture the talent and improved delivery can help.

4.5
Overall Score Excellent
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Easy to schedule
  • 3.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Slightly expensive than others
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Few minor bugs that could have been caught early would have helped us to have a better rapport with our field work .
  • 4.5 NPS
    Willing to refer
    Very likely

Mobile App Development for Fintech Firm

"We were overall happy."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Jan. - Aug. 2020
Project summary: 

A fintech firm partnered with Codewave to develop a mobile app based on custom requirements.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Bangalore, India
Director & CTO, Fintech Firm
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

End users have given positive feedback on the app and currently has 4.2 stars on the Play Store. The collaboration between the parties was seamless. The company was most impressed with the team's understanding the requirements, sticking to roadmaps, and keeping to timelines.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

We are a FinTech firm based in India. We provide an online platform for our clients which can enable them to invest their hard earned money. I am one of the Co-Founders & Director

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Codewave Technologies?

We worked with Codewave to build a mobile app based on our custom requirements

What were your goals for this project?

The goal of the app was to build an extremely simple, intuitive and interactive mobile app for our users

SOLUTION

How did you select Codewave Technologies?

We came across several firms but Codewave stood out because of their ability to understand our requirements and chalking out a roadmap on how to achieve our end goals.

Describe the project in detail.

The project was aimed to build a mobile app for our users. It was aimed at providing plenty of features with the most seamless user experience which is uncluttered and easy to use on the go.

What was the team composition?

The team composition was as follows: 1 Project Manager 1 Technical Lead 2 Developers 1 Tester

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The result of the app has been good. Our users have really liked the app and it shows as the app has a rating of 4.2 on the PlayStore as of now.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

We had a great experiencing when it comes to collaboration. The interaction between the teams was extremely seamless and our team thoroughly enjoyed working with them.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

  • Their ability to understand the requirement
  • Their approach and roadmap to achieve the project goals
  • Their ability to keep up to the timelines

Are there any areas for improvement?

We were overall happy.

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

Android Mobile App Dev & Integration for Medical Device Co.

"The team works in a very friendly environment. They did the integration job very well."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Aug. 2018 - Jan. 2019
Project summary: 

Codewave Technologies developed an application to connect a wearable health device with a Cloud-based system. The solution is solely for Android tablets and uses Bluetooth connectivity.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Hanover, Germany
Chinmay Deodhar
CEO, Croleon Innovation Labs Pvt. Ltd.
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Testing all features to ensure effectiveness, Codewave Technologies proved to be a high-level technical partner. Though there were struggles with the mechanics of the wearable device, the client praises them for their commitment to timelines. Customers can expect a hardworking partner.

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 Smartmask. We’re a medical device design & development firm for hardware, software, mechanical products, and more. We are a small boutique firm.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Codewave Technologies?

We needed an app developed for a device our client was creating. It’s a wearable device for the healthcare vertical.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

The app is a basic Native Android application for tablets. It collects data and interacts with patients, in order to help them use the device better. It connects to a Cloud system. We gave them our design files and they developed and implemented the app to communicate with the physical product and the Cloud. This allows the device to gather information from the patient.

What is the team composition?

We primarily worked with three people; the main developer, the technical lead, and the tester.

How did you come to work with Codewave Technologies?

They were recommended by my friend and colleague.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent between $10,000–$20,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked together from August 2018 until January 2019. The bulk of the work wrapped up around October 2018, but we continued working together for another 2-3 months.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The team works in a very friendly environment. They did the integration job very well, including Bluetooth and Cloud connectivity. They ensured the final results were working to the satisfaction of us and our client.

How did Codewave Technologies perform from a project management standpoint?

There was a project manager initially, but eventually, we worked directly with the engineers. It was more efficient and productive that way.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They worked diligently to meet deadlines, including late nights sometimes.

Are there any areas they could improve?

They could use some more engineers for hardware and mechanical projects, rather than just software engineers. This posed some challenges for us occasionally through the project.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Interact directly with the engineers. They’re great for software but there are some challenges if you’re dealing with a physical device.

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

Web App Development for Amateur Sports Platform

"They took over our project from an existing developer and made the transition process quite smooth."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
3.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Mar. 2020 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Codewave Technologies developed a web-based platform and a business landing page that will help with the completion of the company's current MVP. Additionally, the admin backend solution was built using Django.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Bangalore, India
Adil Rai
Founder, Amateur Sports Platform
 
Not verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Codewave Technologies has led a solid process so far, conducting virtual meetups and phone communications regularly. Their technical ability is good and they're very cooperative. In the end, they've managed to finish a great platform that will launch very soon.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

Founder at an amateur sports platform.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Codewave Technologies, and what were your goals?

We required the development of a web based platform, business landing page and Django based Admin back end for our product. We needed a

SOLUTION

How did you select Codewave Technologies and what were the deciding factors?

We found them on Clutch. They took over our project from an existing developer and made the transition process quite smooth. Abhijith ( founder of Codewave ) met us directly and understood our needs pretty well, which gave us a lot of confidence in going forward.

Describe the scope of work in detail, including the project steps, key deliverables, and technologies used.

The objective was to take over our very basic MVP ( from previous developer ) and to significantly redesign and add crucial functionalities which we felt were needed for our MVP i.e. the frontend Web-App. They also finished our Django based Admin Panel.

How many people from the vendor's team worked with you, and what were their positions?

3-4. Project manager, Designer and Lead Developer were all in touch with us regularly.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any measurable outcomes of the project or general feedback about the deliverables?

Unfortunately we have not been able to launch because the COVID 19 situation. Having said that we are quite happy with how the platform has turned out and hope to launch very soon.

Describe their project management style, including communication tools and timelines.

Virtual Meetups and Phone communication with project manager was done regularly.

What did you find most impressive or unique about this company?

Their technical ability was very good, taking over a project and transitioning from that is always a challenge but they did a commendable job. Most importantly, we felt that there was a two-way exchange of ideas which helped us as first time founders.

Are there any areas for improvement or something they could have done differently?

Project Management Communication should be done via email as well.

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

Social Learning Application for Software Engineers

"They have a great eye for design and simplicity of flows. The tech talent is also good."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Jan. - Apr. 2018
Project summary: 

Codewave Technologies led the creation and development of a web-based social learning application for a tech startup. It involved front- and backend development, AWS, and Facebook login integration.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Singapore
CTO, Telco Startup
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

After the completion of the project, the client was able to build and sell on Codewave Technologies' platform. The prototype was delivered on time. The team produces great products that are simple, sustainable, and minimalistic yet have effective touchpoints for mentor and mentee engagement.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I'm the CTO of a company that specializes in developing social learning tools in the educational space to help address the talent gap in the market.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Codewave Technologies?

For designing and developing a web based social learning application that connects learners with the right mentors for appropriate skill-based tasks in the software engineering space.

What were your goals for this project?

The goal was to build a knowledge management system that also connected learners with the right mentors to help them achieve their learning goals.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

I found them online and went through their prior works, which were very convincing that they could deliver a v1 MVP on a product startup initiative. I also had an initial short trial assignment with them that convinced me of their leadership capabilities and employee talent base.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

The project connected learners and mentors through their registered profiles on the site. The project involved both backend and front end development, with AWS as the cloud provider, and Facebook login integration.

There was significant complexity involved in the design - i.e. It had to be simplistic and minimal, yet offer the right touchpoints for effective mentor and mentee engagement. They delivered the proposed UX flows in effective forms on zeplin accompanied by explanation videos on the user flows. This was pretty impressive.

There was also great client interaction and feedback mechanisms. I could work directly with the team members and be part of design discussions and code reviews.

What was the team composition?

The team was 1 UX designer, 1 Product Manager, 1 Project Manager, 2 QA, 1 backend dev, 2 front end devs.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The prototype delivery was right on time. I was able to build on this and sell on the site, which helped the business.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

The project management was done by coordinating with the team and having regular checkpoints (twice a week) on delivery items. The client feedback was taken each time to improvise.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

They have a great eye for design and simplicity of flows. The tech talent is also good. They don't have a typical service company mindset and focus on building good products that are maintainable. Their ability to take client feedback and improvise is also a plus, as compared to other vendors who deliver projects as a black box.

Are there any areas for improvement?

None.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    cost is competitive in the market but could be a bit less for small size prototype projects
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    timely delivery of said product with quality
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

UI/UX Design for Coffee Company

"We loved the juxtaposition of our offerings."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Jan. 2019 - Apr. 2020
Project summary: 

Codewave Technologies provided UI/UX design for a coffee company. They built a website. 

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Bangalore, India
Soomanna MM
CEO, Humblebean Coffee Pvt Ltd
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Codewave Technologies successfully brought the website up to speed. They hit timelines and had solid design thinking. 

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am the founder and CEO of the company which is a coffee company creating a farm to cup preposition which will have a better pricing mechanism to farmers.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Codewave Technologies?

To design the UI ans UX as we did not have any reference companies that we could emulate. We are the first of its kind.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted to build a mechanism which will enable transparency to both end of the spectrum namely , farmer and consumer.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

Reference and Past conversations revealed the kind of work that I could get them to do.

Describe the project in detail.

This was the 3rd attempt at creating our website and we wasted 1 year of more trying to find cheaper solutions and eventually had to discard the whole website. Our company has, farm education, selling of green, coffee science and cafes and integrating them intelligently was the key.

What was the team composition?

We were of course assigned a project manager and had to go through a discovery which got all our ideas in one place. The way this was bucketed was simply incredible. We loved the juxtaposition of our offerings.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

In this case, we were grappling with matching up to speed which revealed that we needed to have more internal clarity and this helped us doubly.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

This was very well coordinated and timelines were absolutely bang on.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Clarity of thought and the ability to bring design thinking into the whole preposition.

Are there any areas for improvement?

None that we could come Across.

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

UI/UX Design for Health & Wellness Platform

"The vendor brings a strong design process for every aspect and is quite open to feedback and suggestions."

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

Codewave Technologies redesigned an existing platform for a virtual lab startup. The team provided UI/UX designs for a health and wellness website and app.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
London, United Kingdom
Co-Head, Tech Startup
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The designs recieved positive feedback from both the internal team and the third-party client. Codewave Technologies provides consistent updates throughout the project to ensure both teams are on the same page throughout the project. They are hard-working and creative.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

Co-Head of the Company

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Codewave Technologies?

for UI/UX design

What were your goals for this project?

To re-design the existing app to make it more intuitive and easy to use to increase user retention and return rate

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

A thorough competitive evaluation was performed to choose the correct vendor, including candidate interviews

Describe the project in detail.

The project is to refresh the design of an existing health and wellness website and app. The project requires high skilled designers to work with a world-class product team. The team was expected to bring fresh ideas to the UX and make the app more interesting. This required good knowledge of interaction design, and tools like Invision

What was the team composition?

The team was comprised of 2 designers. The same team is still delivering value to us

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The designs have been well accepted by the end-customer and users and extremely positive feedback

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

The project management was not done by the vendor and was handled by us. However, we found the team well-versed with Agile principles and proficient in the use of tools like Jira

What did you find most impressive about this company?

The vendor brings a strong design process for every aspect and is quite open to feedback and suggestions.

Are there any areas for improvement?

Nothing as of now, all seems to be going very well

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

Internal Android Apps for Home Painting Company

"They truly understood our vision and were transparent throughout the project."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
June - Sept. 2018
Project summary: 

Codewave Technologies helped develop several apps. The products were built for Android devices and were interconnected for backend use. The team partook in the design stages of the project, as well.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Bangalore, India
Dhivya Raghavan
Co-Founder, AapkaPainter
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The apps were completed according to all requirements and successfully launched. The deliverables were produced on time and as expected. The Codewave Technologies team provided a robust, stable team for development. Their clear communication and efficiency were hallmarks of the engagement.

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 of AapkaPainter, an online creative marketplace for home painting and related services.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Codewave Technologies?

We hired Codewave Technologies to help develop a few interconnected Android apps for internal use.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Codewave Technologies developed the various, connected Android apps. They worked with our in-house design team throughout the process. Additionally, they implemented a few changes to our CRM during development. We’re able to use the apps for our backend needs now that they are launched.

What is the team composition?

They dedicated one account manager to handle communication between teams. Codewave Technologies also provided several mobile app developers, PHP developers, and a designer.

How did you come to work with Codewave Technologies?

We found the large, stable team to be appealing, and we felt they’d deliver everything on time.

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked together from June–September 2017.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The apps were completed very efficiently. We had a seamless, quick process with Codewave Technologies.

How did Codewave Technologies perform from a project management standpoint?

All of our requirements were fulfilled and everything was clearly communicated with us. Codewave Technologies provided consistent documentation and briefings. They used a project management tool and could have 4–5 meetings per day if necessary.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They truly understood our vision and were transparent throughout the project. They designed and delivered final products that matched our needs.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Final delivery of theirs is as desired and in fact better. There is nothing much I would suggest them for improvement. They know their domain very well.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Clearly communicate your needs, timeframe, and budget and give them enough space and time to work on your app.

They will develop a strong product for you. They are committed to on-time delivery and error-free handover, so even if there are any minor unprecedented lapse, it doesn't affect your schedule much.

5.0
Overall Score We had a good engagement.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Though there were a few delays, it didn’t affect us very much.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Though not the least expensive option, it was worth it.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I’ve recommended them to a couple of people.

Cloud Integrated Product Ecosystem Built for B2B Startup

"I took the risk and went with them, and at the end of the day, I got more than I expected from them."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Mar. 2016 - Mar. 2017
Project summary: 

Codewave developed a cloud system integrating several standalone time-tracking apps [iOS/Android]. A corresponding web interface was also built enabling master admin capabilities.  

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Zürich, Switzerland
Founder, B2B Startup
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Codewave is sincere and promise-driven. Project communication was seamless under pressure. The contributions made by the delivery team resulted in product enhancements well outside the original scope.  

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the founder of the startup Staff Times in Switzerland. I have a business degree in insurance, so I'm not an IT expert, but I’ve worked on a lot of IT projects on behalf of the business as a subject matter expert. I know what it’s like to do project management and deal with deadlines and deliverables, so I took all of that experience and wrapped it up in my own outfit and launched a startup. We focus on mobile time-tracking, targeting countries and industries requiring their workforce to track their working hours by law, or facilitating the reporting of working hours and tasks by employees.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Codewave?

In Western Europe, there are a lot of laws requiring people to report their weekly working hours, and even small businesses have to maintain a time-tracking system for their employees, so my company offers time-tracking services for businesses. The core of my services was built by Codewave. I basically had a couple of apps that were run in isolated ways in the app stores, and I wanted to combine those and put them in the cloud. Hurdles included ensuring data integrity when transferring the data to a new mobile device and handling offline mode, as well as pushing data from the administrator's account to the mobile device. This required complex interactions between the cloud and the apps—I needed to hire somebody who had that expertise.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

During the first two months of the design phase, I worked with Codewave to establish what the website would look like and what features it would have. That gave us a vague idea of what I wanted. I knew that I wanted the standalone apps to interact with the cloud and to have a central master account that would let people track their time on their devices. As the owner, I also needed to have special access rights so I could modify the metadata on the website. In addition, the user subscriptions and payments process needed to be designed and implemented to accomodate an SaaS model. The Codewave team seemed to understand what I wanted and had everything mapped out pretty well.

During the detailed design phase, we had other questions, such as, how about a payment system? How are people going to pay? Are we doing a subscription? Do I want a blog? Do I want an FAQ? We fleshed out all of those details, which I hadn't really thought of before. Often, developers want to know what you want from top to bottom, and they want to map out everything in the first few weeks or month. When working with Codewave, we kind of had an incremental model. They started to work on the core functionality, and then we added on things like subscriptions, the admin area, the FAQ. All of those things came about in an incremental way, and I liked that approach. I needed time to explore ideas and get my head around them, and then I could confirm priorities, clarify requirements, request refinements, and essentially sign off on each deliverable. I learned as I went along, because I had never done something like this before, and it felt like Codewave was really trying to help me. They wanted this to work. They gave me ideas and a rough design, and then I started to explore that and give them more detail.

How did you come to work with Codewave?

There are always challenges when you work with other cultures and across borders—time zones, accents, etc. But my previous job had me building an offshore center in India for about 10 years, so I was familiar with the service-oriented culture there, and I had established a lot of contacts in the area. Therefore, I felt comfortable going to the Indian-Bangalore marketplace for services.

Switzerland has comparable services, but I had to consider the expense. As a startup, I have to be cost-conscious, because I have a limited budget. So when I was in Bangalore on a business trip, I Googled and found several companies, including Codewave. I had a good interview with Abhijith, the owner. They themselves are a startup, having been around for about 3 years. It felt to me like he cared about my problem and wanted to help. There’s always a risk that you come up with the wrong partner. I didn't know Codewave and Abhijith at the outset, but I liked their responses during my interview with them. I took the risk and went with them, and at the end of the day, I got more than I expected from them.

What is the status of this engagement?

The project took a bit longer than we expected. We originally planned for about 6 or 7 months of development time.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

How did Codewave perform from a project management standpoint?

I left it up to Abhijith and his project manager to organize the team at Codewave. They did have a staff change about 6 months into the project, which added a little bit of time to everything. I was worried, because we were already kind of delayed, but that was more because I wasn't ready for the detailed work. They worked hard to get a good replacement, and I think they managed it quite well.

I’m able to communicate with everyone on the Codewave team, because they’re such a small outfit. (They have only about 40 staff members, though they seem to be growing.) I don't have to go through layers of management to speak with the team members, and I have access to all of the programmers. Abhijith knows the overall plan for my project, and he has brought in some cool ideas. His wife is kind of the staff manager, and she’s also good at marketing. She gave me some ideas about how to use social media to promote my product.

Every second or third day, I would ping one of the programmers through Skype, and we built a little group. I would ask them questions there, and one of the programmers would reply and I would do a one-on-one with that programmer. I appreciated having access to all of these experts, and I think they liked it too. They weren’t used to talking directly to the customer. The web programmer, the Android programmer, the iOS programmer, and the architect were basically my main contacts during the development. Whenever we went into the next phase, I would do more with the project manager, and we would map out the next incremental piece that would get added on and get estimates for that.

We mostly used Google Drive for shared documents, including an Excel spreadsheet to track issues. They would fix an issue, then I would test it and sign off on it. We also used Skype almost every day.

What did you find most impressive about Codewave?

I liked being able to contact all of the programmers directly. I didn't have to go through the managers, which you have to do in a lot of companies. I thought that was cool, and they liked it as well. I think we developed a close relationship through their openness, and that was a unique experience from what I’ve seen so far. I think Codewave’s approach resulted in a more successful product. They also came up with ideas, and they would propose options that I hadn't thought of, and I liked that. I wanted their ideas, and I was open to hearing them.

Are there any areas Codewave could improve?

The staff change was a bit of a difficult phase, because I didn't want to lose any more time, but I think these things happen. You have fluctuations, and that was a bit challenging. Other than that, it’s hard to say what Codewave could be doing better.

Although the full project time was 10 months, which was considerably longer than projected at the outset, I appreciated the high complexity, the need to explore alternatives to overcome challenges, and the ability to steer the priorities. The team responded in a very agile way. The resulting quality is superb and exactly if not more than I originally expected.

What tips or recommendations could you share that might increase the likelihood of success with Codewave?

You have to be open to different cultures, and you have to be prepared to have discussions and spend more time talking, because you can only communicate so much in writing. You cannot just hand over a job and expect it to get done. You need to be prepared to get regular, weekly updates and be able to take an hour or two a week to talk to the team. You also need to clear up misunderstandings, assumptions, jargon, and unclear terms, so you’ll want to use Skype to talk to and build a relationship with them. I think the Codewave team is sincere, and they love talking to people in the West.

4.5
Overall Score Nobody’s perfect, so 4.5 is good. I’m going to continue working with Codewave, that’s for sure. 
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Regular communication reduced the slippages. There was staff leaving.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    We agreed on an estimated amount, and Codewave kept to those parameters. If something turned out to be more complex than we thought, we would clearly carve it out as a separate item. There weren’t any surprises.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Being able to test deliverables, clarify requirements, and set priorities every step of the way was great.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

App Development for Online Tourism Platform

"Our regular questions, answers, and discussions on the flow of the app allowed for critique."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Feb. 2015 - Sept. 2015, Jan. 2016 – Dec. 2016
Project summary: 

Codewave developed the client's Android and iOS app, which includes location tracking, ratings, booking history, social media login, and sharing functionalities. 

The Reviewer
 
1-10 employees
 
British Columbia, Canada
Co-Founder, Online Tourism Platform
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Users were very impressed with the app developed by Codewave, helping the client to secure more referrals. In addition, the app won an award for "Top New Idea." The client particularly praised Codewave's project management, transparency, and adherence to timelines. This review was updated by the client company on July 28, 2020. 

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 an online on-demand tourism platform allowing travelers to schedule customized trips with local tour guides in real time. I am responsible for all aspects of the business including product development, marketing, operations, and finance.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Codewave?

We needed to build the first version of the app and were looking for qualified service providers who could help us with this. We also wanted to gain the first mover advantage and hence were looking for a quick turnaround time without a compromise on quality.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We needed to develop mobile apps on the iOS and Android platforms and have them include the following modules/functionalities: location tracking, ratings, booking history, social media login and sharing.

How did you come to work with Codewave?

We had initially awarded this project to another vendor, but they were taking forever to get even the simple tasks completed. We were looking to find another vendor who could take over, and that's when we came across Codewave. Based on their portfolio and a few meetings, we could shortlist that they were the right team to lead this project on the product development.

How much have you invested with Codewave?

I have invested approximately $30,000 with Codewave for this project.

What is the status of this engagement?

We have completed version 1; since we need constant monitoring and updates to the system, I have set up my team to handle the development and maintenance of the product. The project duration was February 2015 to September 2015. Currently, we have plans to collaborate on other projects in the future.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Our users were highly impressed with the functionality of the app, and it led to us getting many referrals.          

How did Codewave perform from a project management standpoint?

Codewave was exceptional when it came to project management. We were constantly updated on the progress via Podio; if there were areas that needed to be addressed, they would get it done and turn it around very quickly. The transparency throughout the project life cycle helped us stay on track.

What did you find most impressive about Codewave?

I appreciated Codewave's adherence to the project timeline and the quality of the final product.

Are there any areas Codewave could improve?

Nothing comes to mind in this regard; we were pleased with the outcome of the project.

Do you have any advice or recommendations for other prospective clients that are considering working with Codewave?

Have a look at the work that they have done, and meet the team in person/via video conference; I'm sure you will find the confidence to go ahead and work with the team.

Updated Review

This review was updated by the client company on July 28, 2020. The original star ratings were: Overall - #5, Quality - #5, Schedule - #5, Cost - #4.5, NPS - # 5. The new content is below.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

On demand tour guide startup with web app, iOS app, and Android app. I was the founder of the company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Codewave Technologies?

We hired Codewave for web app development, and iOS, and Android development.

What were your goals for this project?

The goal was to create version 1 of the app, allowing us to launch to link travellers with tour guides.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

Co founder had Codewave referred to him.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

-Webapp -iOS app -Android app -Debugging

What was the team composition?

We had 2 developers dedicated to us, and the founder managed them well, helping create the product.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We had code wave build us version 1 of an AI app. We also won an award in India for 'top new idea' Costs were very competitive, allowing us to budget for marketing We believe we received more than we were promised.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

Regular updates allowed us to be informed about the project. Our regular questions, answers, and discussion on the flow of the app allowed for critique. No issues with working with Codewave in India by me being here in Canada.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Ability for the manager to delegate and trust his talented employees.

Are there any areas for improvement?

None

5.0
Overall Score From meetings to the product development to the project management, we as clients have no complaints.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    The project was delivered on time as was planned initially.
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They provide value for money but slightly on the higher side, which I was OK to shell out for the quality development provided.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They delivered exactly what we had in mind, and the apps were appreciated by many end users.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I have already recommended Codewave to a few of my friends and would continue recommending them purely for the quality and on-time delivery.