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Combining innovation with seamless functionality, CodigoDelSur has rapidly risen to the forefront of the mobile software development industry, becoming one of the best known mobile app design and development companies in all of Silicon Valley!

As a Top company, our team prides itself on providing cutting edge mobile apps using the latest developments in the field for a unique user experience.

Our team of software developers and designers have been carefully selected for their exceptional skill and dedication, and they are celebrated names in the emerging market of mobile development.

We have provided many Silicon Valley based companies with our services, and we have written over 70 iOS and Android apps. Like with any successful company that's making waves, our talented team is our greatest strength.

 
$10,000+
 
$50 - $99 / hr
 
50 - 249
 Founded
2007
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Montevideo, Uruguay
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    Gaetan 988
    Montevideo, MO 11700
    Uruguay
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Portfolio

Key clients: 
  • DroneDeploy
  • Kindara
  • Sharalike 
  • ToyMail 
  • Skout
  • Weev
  • YouPlus

SKOUT

We worked for Skout, with Christian (Co-Founder) and Niklas (Co-Founder) for over two years, full time. They came to us with the first iPhone version of Skout.

At that time the app was gaining traction and they had some thousand users. They were having severe crash problems (crash logs) and performance issues they needed help with. That was our first task: we worked with them on solving bugs and improving the performance.

After that was done, we started creating new functionality to Skout, adding features and starting the iPad app from scratch. We worked with them for two years, full time, helping them make Skout from an app that was used by some thousand users to an app that handled several million users.

TOYMAIL

We are working on the development of this iOS app and developing the Android version from scratch. Now you can send mail to kids’ toys! You simply record a voice message using the Toymail app from your smartphone, hit send, and our Mailmen toys will speak them back in a funny voice (or your voice if you prefer). Kids can reply to you right from their toys.

KINDARA

Kindara is the Fertility Awareness Method app for every woman: the woman who is trying to conceive a family, the woman who is waiting to get pregnant, the woman who has decided not to have children and the woman who just wants to understand when she is or is not fertile. Spend no more than one minute a day charting pertinent health information. Calculate your ovulation cycles, chart your daily temperatures, and learn about your hormone levels! Do all of this with Kindara!

WEEV

We are working on the development of this iOS app. Weev is social video that talks back. Ask any question, and have the world answer it in short videos that are stitched together to give you all the insight you need. And, if you are too shy to ask, knock yourself out responding to as many questions you like.

SHARALIKE

Bring photos and videos to life in remarkable ways with this online slideshow application. With Sharalike’s cutting-edge technology, you can store, sort, enhance, create and edit your photos and videos all within the application. SmartSelection intelligently organizes photos and videos – identifying the best of each grouping – and automatically creates an SmartShow, set to the music of your choosing. With built-in privacy controls but compatible with Facebook, Twitter and email, you can share with as many or as few friends and family members as you want to.m

YOUPLUS

Youplus combines expert medical research with a health platform designed by doctors to create an easy to follow, personalized fitness, nutrition, and sleep system that will make you look better, feel better, and significantly reduce the risk of disease.

OFFICE DEPOT

We were hired to create business cards for Office Depot’s web app. Here you can see a few of our designs.

SUBWAY

The famous fast food organization, with branches in the UK, wanted a more professional, attractive, and organized “look and feel” to their website. The strategic planning was devoted to investigate the elements of the corporation’s identity and the values that make the brand. In this way, we were able to articulate these concepts with the imprint of the brand, achieving a very satisfactory result.

CEREGO

What’s the point of learning if you can’t remember it the next day? Study smarter, learn faster, and remember information longer with Cerego! Cerego, which is backed by neuroscience and learning theories, has a massive, free database of thousands of educational courses from bird songs to SAT vocabulary words. And if you don’t find what you’re looking for, you can create your own! Cerego keeps you active in your education by telling you not only when it’s time to study, but how to do it!

ONEHUB

Cloud storage taken to the iPhone. This iPhone app gives the possibility to access your files from anywhere you are with just an Internet connection. You can also download, print or share with others and control their use of the file!

THE SULLIVAN GROUP

The Sullivan Group is an online course website for doctors aimed at the legal side of medicine. We have worked on multiple functionalities of the site, creating new sections and improving the performance of others. Today we continue working side by side with this client. Some of the tasks we developed for the site are:

– Unified course: Database structure re-designed to improve performance.
– Course edition utility: Created an online course editing utility with a WYSIWYG, where doctors can create their own courses in a user-friendly interface.
– Unified gateway: Created a gateway system so The Sullivan Group can sell to multiple hospitals a customized (colors, fonts, banners, etc.) system with their courses.
– Risk Safety Quality: A program The Sullivan Group sells to hospitals, which contains pages with information. The whole program and pages were created and designed by us.

Now, we’ve developed the OB Audit, a medical auditing system in the...

PEAKOUR

An interactive game we developed for Gotta Pea® that represents strategy on the streets. Using the techniques of Parkour, this game makes you think and reason while having fun!

BLIPIC

Blipic is an application created to encourage outdoor exploration.  Its focus is to get people outdoors and bring them together to join organized group activities, stay active and healthy, find new and exciting destinations, and share their experiences with those that they are connected to. It will help uncover the possibilities that can be found right in your own backyard.

AGRISITE

Agrisite is a vital wireless app for anyone involved with agronomy: the science and technology of producing and using plants for food, fuel, and for fibers. Through Agrisite, farmers, crop scouts, hardware manufacturers, crop consultants, producers, retailers, and other agronomists can collaborate. They can share notes, pictures of the locations, and observations. They can log information about specific sites and crops, list pest infestations, post recommendations to improve and protect the land and, finally, combine everyone’s information into a single simple report!

TRADEBOOK

The top three things that you need to know about trade exhibitions: 1. More than forty thousand trade shows are scheduled every year, all over the world. 2. At those forty thousand shows, five million companies compete to expose their brands to new customers. 3. Over two hundred and fifty million people attend those forty thousand shows, and every one of them is looking for the next greatest innovative product. How will you set yourself apart at trade shows? Use Tradebook to get tips like how to identify the best exhibition space for the best cost. Tradebook is a novel app for your business!

USG

The application provides user support in various ways: It calculates the amount of materials required under the surface to cover and also allow social interaction where you can see photos and comments of others who are using the products.

COMMON AREAS

Attention facility managers and property owners: do you want to save yourself time and money? Do you need a simple tool to help you identify maintenance issues fast, check on landscaping tasks, and coordinate quick solutions with other staff members, vendors, employees, or tenants? Common Areas is the solution to the problems you have at your location today and the challenges coming up tomorrow.

BALLOONS

Who doesn’t want to pop a balloon when they see it? You and your friends can pop them to your heart’s content in the Balloons game. Dodge the clouds! Use the wind to steer yourself or to block your opponent! It’s the ultimate app for the gamer who wants to take out the stress of their day on colorful balloons, and also the gamer who wants to challenge their logical thinking!

AVON

Sporting the bright, neon pink colors that represent the campaign against breast cancer, the app will help connect you to every Avon event scheduled in the United States. Fill out your Avon Walk for Breast Cancer application, create a dynamic profile page, manage every dollar of your fundraising efforts, and message fellow crusaders around the globe directly through your mobile phone. Integrate Facebook and Twitter with your profile to catch, in real time, all of the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer news!

LOGOWORKS

Logoworks is an online graphic design agency that specializes in logo and website design. In the past 13 years they have produced over 200,000 logos for 50,000 happy customers. To manage all these projects and customers they have a platform of four website and they hired us to add new features to this platform.

IDSCAN GO

Capture data instantaneously! For anyone who wants to save time, any business who wants to help their customers more efficiently, idScan Go is the ultimate problem solver. This auto populating software gathers pertinent information faster than you could type it! Simply align up an identification document with your device’s camera, and instantly the information is uploaded and categorized. The app works on passports and driver’s licenses from all over the world in every language. Not only will it accurately extract the text, it will also file away the identification pictures and individual signatures.

MEDICSCAN GO

Using the same data extraction technology methods from idScan GO, the MediScan GO app promptly, in real time, gathers information from someone’s medical insurance card. Use your iPhone or iPad camera to take an image of the front side of the card, and then reverse it for the back side. Watch as the name, identification numbers, addresses, phone numbers, and all other facts and figures magically appear on the MediScan GO screen.

HOTELLI

Hotelli Corporate is a website where corporate companies can make flight and hotel bookings and achieve the better deals and prices for their travels.

COCOCURE

Cococure App is where “African” events and networking meets. Currently launching in London with top events. Billed to be a top mashup for events and meeting new people.

The app works by showing you people to anonymously like (or not like) based on the places you visit. So whether its a wedding, a bar, church or the park, it shows people you have missed connections with. If you like someone and they like you back, then the conversations can begin.

The events ticketing platform is robust with the ability to pay for tickets in app and tickets issued to the Iphone’s passbook. You can also view, like & comment on photos from previous events

OPERATOR

Operator is a mobile application, that allows airplane pilots to have real-time information about the fields they have to fumigate. Developed with Xamarin.Forms, it’s a multi platform app (currently iOS and Android) that shares the same codebase.

VERA+ APP

For Antel users, the Vera+ app lets you stream live video directly to your mobile phone! The content is divided into two channels: Vera+, which includes vids about science and technology, and Sports Vera+ which shows sixty four free football matches, including the FIFA World Cup! Interact with other viewers, see exclusive interviews, review replays from every angle, analyze player statistics and share your thoughts on social media sites! Be sure to purchase the Vera Antel LTE service to access this great content!

FINISH AGENT

Finish Agent is a new kind of system — a Client Accountability System — a complete system for change agents (like you) to use with their clients to dramatically affect how quickly, and how well their clients achieve their goals.

COUNT THE ANIMALS

Witty, quirky, memorable, beautiful, and creative are five words that have been used by reviewers to describe Count the Animals. And if you had Count the Animals, you would be able to say the number “five” in another language! An interactive, vintage-looking picture book for toddlers and preschoolers by Dutch illustrator Caroline Ellerbeck, Count the Animals teaches children and their parents to count to twenty in twenty one languages including Polish, Spanish, Swedish, German, French, Arabic, Chinese, Italian, and Japanese. Learn along with your child!

LIVE!Y

Lively creates new avenues of connection through sharing the daily events of one’s life and healthy routine. It’s an elegant device that uses passive motion sensors, placed on objects around the house, to track and stay mindful of healthy habits. Lively stays out of the way—no video cameras, nothing to wear—while sharing reminders and updates that let loved ones know your normal routine like going outside, eating meals, and taking medications.

RADU

Introducing the University Radiology app! Healthcare professionals and radiology students alike can use RadU to learn about everything that is new in Radiology from highly trained board certified teachers. You just have to set aside ten to fifteen minutes to join a variety of classes, review the video courses, download slides, study photos, participate in discussions and seminars, and take quizzes to challenge your knowledge of the field. Stay up to date for your career and for your patients’ good!

CARREJUN

The CodigoDelSur iPad medical applications help doctors, nurses, and anesthetists. Doctors, spend more time with your patients and less time on physical paperwork. Write your prescriptions directly into a drug chart app. Create your own personal digital templates to cut the time you spend filling out forms in half! Nurses, use the app to record patient conditions and symptoms when they arrive, and use that information to assign the best physician for their needs. Anesthetists, help your procedures go smoothly! Use the app to assess patient vital signs and track medication dosages.

3D BABY PREGNANCY TRACKER & CALENDAR FOR IPAD

3D Baby is a pregnancy tracker and calendar to follow baby´s development throughout pregnancy. This app gives you and amazing 3D and 360 view of baby in utero week by week with the ability to view in anaglyph 3D mode if you have red/cyan 3D glasses. It provides weekly updates on key baby stats including average weight and length.

CLASH OF NINJA

Stretch your Game Center fingers, ninjas, and arm yourselves with throwing stars, darts, and bombs! Your friends are out to duel you as the black ninja, and the kamikaze fish will take you out if you stop punching and kicking for only a second! The Clash of Ninja game is a fast-paced, thrilling slicing game. Use your blade to hold off the hungry fish, defend yourself from the flying sushi, and behead as many sea creatures as you can to win!

STORYLY

This app includes a complete digital library of Hebrew children’s books. Children can browse and listen to their favorite stories from their personalized library. Through this app, children can keep connected and enjoy all by themselves the Hebrew language and Israeli culture.

EJUDGED

Make your next car show a big hit with eJudged! This app helps to revolutionize the car show industry by providing show managers with every tool they need to judge each car’s wheels, tires, suspension, body and paint, etc. Customize your score sheets, go paperless, add your own customized art work and photos of the cars, get real-time data about the votes, summarize vehicle analytics, and add additional details about the cars such as the year, make, model, and registration ID. Start the judging right now!

SCAVENGER HUNT

Who do you want to create a scavenger hunt for? Your classroom? Your church group? Your kids? With the Scavenger Hunt app, organizing an easy, custom, modern day Treasure Hunt is nothing but fun! Create a simple web page to welcome the participants and share the clues. Send the link to every participant’s iOS device – it will include a live map, a countdown clock to show how much time is left in the game, and a social site to post all of those selfies!

FUN TIME TIMER

Developed for free after a Tweeted request from an Autism specialist, the Fun Time Timer’s adorable, determined little snail character, cartoon blue green duck, happy blue sky and multi colored tree will delight your special needs child! Comprehending how time is measured, and how it can be managed, can be difficult for children, and especially for Autistic kids. Help your child by customizing the timer with sound settings that coincide with the different durations!

JSCAPE

Say hello – and a polite thank you – to the next version of document and image file sharing for all types of businesses large and small. Combine your iOS devices (which includes the iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch) with the JSCAPE MFT server. With this pain free app and keyword clouds created with tags, you can upload and download documents (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), view and manage those editable images (JPG), audio files (MP3) and transfer files of any type between fellow employees, teams, partners, and other users!

GOWRITE

Sample essays! Writing tips! Templates for narrative, expository, opinion, and descriptive pieces! Writing prompts! Automatic spelling and grammar checks! These features and more are available to both students and teachers with the GoWrite app! Educators use this app to keep their students on task with national K-12 standard writing levels. Students use it to save all of their papers and sort them into categories by type, size, and stages of writing. Use GoWrite to learn all about the writing process from pre-writing to drafting, revising, editing and publishing.

WALTJA

Waltja is the best friend of non-profit agencies that specialize in providing services to less fortunate aborigines in the remote locations of Australia. When you are offline, use the app to collect detailed information about clients and their individual needs. When you get back online, use the app to sync your databases with fellow agencies. Collaboration is the key to providing the best, well rounded care for people in need, and Waltja will help you do that!

MIJAY

Check out MiJay, the “Facebook for Music” app. See a live view of what your friends are listening to on their device and lists of all of their music, albums, artists, genres, and songs. See if you have the same musical taste – do you have two songs in common between your libraries or five hundred? Look at the history to see what your friend was into last month, and last year. And if you spot a song that you should own in your own digital library, you can purchase and download it directly from the app.

MIPLAN

The Personal Risk Specialists on the miPlan website help people in Australia learn about the importance of different types of insurance and receive personalized quotes. Now, with the miPlan app, you can search for insurance directly from your mobile phone! Fill out all of the paperwork necessary to calculate quotes. Compare the pros and cons of policies to find the best one for you! It’s miPlan’s goal to see every Australian’s future in secure hands.

NEXT GENERATION EDUCATION

The Next Generation Education tutoring website focuses on primary level students, age six to twelve, and secondary students, age thirteen to seventeen years old. It focuses one two topics: math (geometry, algebra, and calculus) and English (specifically correct grammar, reading, and skillful writing. Parents and teachers rely on the site to supplement the teenagers’ formal education. As the teens pass each difficulty level, they are assigned a score that allows the adults to track their progress in the simplest way!

CORTEXA

Cortexa is a home management technology. With this software a user can manage their house from virtually anywhere, even when they’re not at home. It comes with a special hardware to be installed at the house, and a user interface that can be accessed from any pc, mac, or mobile device.

Some of the functionality it offers are: light control, thermostat control, security (alarm set up), irrigation, leak detection, cameras, audio, weather forecast, modes setup and programming

We worked side by side with the client for almost seven months to developed some sections of the Energy Saving edition released on July 2011.

The project begun with the weather forecast service, that consisted in finding a proper free online weather provider and integrating it with the Cortexa software.

We also developed the mode system, which is one of the featured functionalities of the new version. This system allows one to set up “different modes” for the house. Each mode has a...

FODESSA

Fodessa is the group ecommerce website that does all of your shopping for you! What do you need: clothing, accessories, handbags, electronics, jewelry, watches, or toys? What special occasion is on your horizon: Hanukkah, Christmas, an important anniversary, a friend’s wedding, or a family member’s birthday? Instead of fretting over what to get for the people in your life, add all of your social media contacts into Fodessa, indicate what your budget restrictions are, and then sit back and let Fodessa do all of the work! The app will remind you of that upcoming holiday or special occasion, and then suggest gift ideas!

NRRB

National Real Estate Review Board asked us to manage their agents database.
They want to provide their property buyer’s or seller’s the opportunity to find the best agents in the State/City they want.
We designed agents database new structure and made some pages in order to allow search for or get more info about agents. Also you can contact them through a web form.

PEA YOURSELF

Put yourself in the enchanting Peatown world! Create your unique Pea avatar of yourself or your friends, including customized hair, noses, eyes, etc. Make that image your public face on all social media sites! Use it in other Peatown games including the famously addictive Peakour challenge! Help PeaG collect bottle caps by using reality-based Parkour techniques! After you’re victorious, use the bottle caps you’ve collected to create your own levels and challenge your friends to a round!

WARREN CHARLES

Introducing a revolutionary new way to interact with one of your favorite albums and the musicians behind it! Discover the Los Angeles based rock band, Warren Charles. They have more than music for you with their Head in the Clouds album and supplementary app! Check out behind the scenes photos from recording sessions, learn new facts about the band, play games, use the custom analog media player, enjoy album artwork, see the original lyric books, and watch exclusive content only available with this app.

SEACOAST

This ecommerce store is for vegetarians, vegans, gluten-free aficionados, and also for anyone out there who wants to feel better inside their skin and enjoy the bonus of looking better on the outside! The specialists at Seacoast.com assist customers with finding the proper sources of nutrition from their catalog of vitamins, herbs, minerals, and other nutritional supplements. Check on what other customers have voted in favor of and add everything you need straight to your shopping cart! Do you have some Facebook friends you know would benefit from the Seacoast resources? Lucky for them you can connect right to your social media profile from the site.

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Mobile Development for File-Transfer Company

"We felt they had better insight into what we were looking for."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
2015 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Codigo updated a mobile app that they’d developed in a prior engagement, refining the UX for clients seeking to communicate with a file-transfer server. 

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Eugene, Oregon
Founder & CEO, File-Transfer Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The development team achieved all objectives outlined in their initial scope, demonstrating stellar responsiveness and high-quality deliverables. Codigo’s familiarity with the app promoted a successful follow-up contract from beginning to end. 

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

The company is a manufacturer of managed file-transfer software. I’m the founder and president. 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Codigo?

We needed them to update a previous mobile application that they developed for us. 

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We have a managed file-transfer server, and we needed an Android and an iOS app developed that could be used in a client capacity for communicating with the server. Codigo designed and developed these apps.

How did you come to work with Codigo?

We were looking for a company that had extensive experience developing iOS and Android apps. We did a competitive bid and looked at several companies. The reason we chose Codigo was because they had previous experience developing similar apps for companies in the file-transfer space. We felt they had better insight into what we were looking for.

How much have you invested with Codigo?

We spent between $15,000 and $20,000 on each phase.

What is the status of this engagement?

This was the second time we engaged them. The first time was a few years ago. We’ve used them as we needed updates. The first phase of the project took three months, and it was the same for this phase. 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

They’ve met all of the promises they made in the initial scope. They’re very responsive. Their quality of work is excellent. We don’t have any metrics on the product yet.

How did Codigo perform from a project management standpoint?

They’re very responsive and on top of the project from start to finish.

Are there any areas Codigo could improve?

No.

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

Know your project scope and make sure it’s clear. 

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They’re really good at defining the scope and setting a project timeline up front. They always stuck to the timeline.
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    There were a few instances where they had to revise the scope because of unanticipated things.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I’ve recommended them to other people in the industry already.

App Development for Appraisal Company

"I've been extremely impressed, and can't say enough things about CodigoDelSur. Our project lead has been excellent, and very helpful throughout the process."

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

CodigoDelSur is working to produce an informational iOS application to help auction houses sell more cars by providing great visuals and details to potential buyers.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 employees
 
Philadelphia Metro Area
Vice President, Appraisal Business
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

CodigoDelSur is complimented for being very collaborative and personable with project management. CodigoDelSur is recommended for offshore work.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

We are a national appraisal and adjustment service located outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I am one of the appraisers of the company, overseeing our staff in the tri-state area. 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with CodigoDelSur?

We decided to take on an app-building project for one of our clients. 

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

CodigoDelSur provided mostly app development for iOS and Android as well as building a landing page related to the apps, using Heroku. The goal of the application is to allow our client to capture photos related to the insurance claims being made, in an intuitive and easy-to-use way.

How did you come to work with CodigoDelSur?

I began a general search, looking at 5 to 10 United States-based developers. The quotes I received were fairly high, given that some of these companies typically dealt with much larger projects. I was referred to CodigoDelSur by one of the companies I contacted, who used them for outsourcing smaller projects and tasks. The company that recommended them was one of the top developers in the U.S., and I felt that this would be a strong indication of who CodigoDelSur was. After a bit of research, I found out that CodigoDelSur was the top developer in the European Union at that time, as well as in Latin America. I was impressed with some of the companies in CodigoDelSur's portfolio, which included Fortune 500 names. Our project wasn't anywhere near that level, so I was confident that CodigoDelSur would do a good job with it.

We were a bit reluctant to work with an overseas company at first because there may have been a language barrier. From our initial Skype meetings with CodigoDelSur, all of this was put to rest, and we've had a great working relationship during the past 6 to 8 weeks [as of October 2016].

How much have you invested with CodigoDelSur?

Our project with CodigoDelSur has an expected cost of between $50,000 and $60,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with CodigoDelSur in 2016 [in August]. The project is within its last stage. We're buttoning up a couple of details.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any statistics or metrics from this engagement?

I've been extremely impressed, and can't say enough things about CodigoDelSur. Our project lead has been excellent, and very helpful throughout the process, making it easy to collaborate. The results have surpassed my expectations.

We've done all of our testing in-house, so the results are all anecdotal. We plan to track cycle times for completing assignments, but this isn't an indication of the app itself.

How did CodigoDelSur perform from a project management standpoint?

CodigoDelSur has a short, 2-week sprint process. We can set up a meeting at the beginning of each one, going through what needed to be accomplished within that time, and communicated via email and Skype along the process. CodigoDelSur is also paid on a sprint basis. Other companies may be incentivized to drag the work along because there's more incentive to do so, but CodigoDelSur's concern within our project was to get the work done efficiently. Everyone was kept on task and involved, as opposed to receiving a product that we may not have been happy with at the end of an 8-week period and being overbilled. If anything, I extended the project with changes and ideas that I came up with along the way. CodigoDelSur tackled them with enthusiasm.

One of the reasons I've been so pleased is that I've been involved in the process from start to finish and know how hard CodigoDelSur has worked.

What did you find most impressive about CodigoDelSur?

CodigoDelSur's team has been very personable and professional. Our project lead is a young person in their mid-30s. It's been a joy working with CodigoDelSur, and we've had the feeling of collaborating with close friends. CodigoDelSur made me feel comfortable not only through how they carry themselves but also through their competency throughout the process. If we ever have additional work in the future, I won't even consider using anyone else.

Are there any areas CodigoDelSur could improve?

The only criticisms I have for the project are for myself. It was the first time I tackled such a project, and I couldn't foresee many elements that could have made the work more efficient on my end.

It is a bit difficult working with a remote team, but this was no fault of CodigoDelSur. Ultimately, it wouldn't have mattered if they were located in Washington or Uruguay.

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

Clients should not only plan out and storyboard the project but also actively work through the steps in a tangible way, in order to foresee issues that might arrive and improvements that can be made. I was a bit too conceptual in approaching the work, instead of being more detailed, which could have eliminated certain issues that prolonged the process.

5.0
Overall Score They are great.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    CodigoDelSur was the most cost-effective route that we could have chosen.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I would refer CodigoDelSur in a heartbeat.

Mobile Development for Healthy Habits Organization

"Codigo has great communicators! Their team is very organized, and kept me up-to-date."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
Project summary: 

CodigoDelSur was contracted by a small health and wellness organization to create a mobile app on iOS and Android to teach users healthy lifestyle habits.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 employees
 
Greater Los Angeles Area
Director of Products at Healthy Habits Organization
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

CodigoDelSur is commended for their ability to manage successful projects and deliver a functional app on time for both major platforms. CodigoDelSur is recommended for other complex engagements for mobile development.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

We builds apps to help people improve their healthy habits and assist in weight loss, improvement of overall health, decreased risk of disease, and more. With an easy-to-use interface, we provide users with personalized fitness, nutrition, and sleep coaching to help them achieve a healthier lifestyle.

I am the Director of Products.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with CodigoDelSur?

We needed a quality company that was able to jump right in and help us build our Android and iOS versions of our core product.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

The scope grew over time because of the growth and success of the app.

How did you come to work with CodigoDelSur?

They seemed friendly, very willing to get their hands dirty, and to jump right in and offer a competitive price.

How much have you invested with CodigoDelSur?

We have invested between $200,000 and $500,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

It lasted from April 2014 to February 2016.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The app is currently listed as #36 in the Top Grossing Health & Fitness Apps list from the Top 50 Health and Fitness Apps.

What did you find most impressive about CodigoDelSur?

Codigo has great communicators! Their team is very organized, and kept me up-to-date.

Are there any areas CodigoDelSur could improve?

Their work on Android wasn’t necessarily built to scale over time, so we ended up having to re-do a lot of it, but Android is tougher and so this was generally expected.

4.5
Overall Score We are quite pleased with CodigoDelSur.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    CodigoDelSur was fantastic at presenting and sticking to deadlines, keeping our team informed. If there ever was a delay, CodigoDelSur was extremely clear with explaining why and when the adjusted date would be.
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They worked with us on Trello, and ensured that our tasks were prepared, organized, and ready for development.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I have recommended them to one friend because I think they do quality work at a respectable price point. I would refer them again to anyone looking for a company to assist them with all things related to development and management.

App Development for Logo Design Platform

"CodigoDelSur is better than the teams I've worked with, including an American firm that is well respected."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
2015 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

CodigoDelSur assists the client with the improvement of their software platform. The agency primarily contributes to UI/UX development.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
New York Metro Area
CEO, Logo Design Platform
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

CodigoDelSur succeeds as the client’s partner by helping them achieve their goals. The agency’s help was essential in developing three major modules and significantly decreasing revision time. The client highly recommends CodigoDelSur to others.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization.

We are an online graphic design company which provides services to small businesses. We believe that designs should be affordable, so we've developed an online platform which minimizes the back-and-forth between clients and designers. By doing this, we've reduced costs for customers.

What is your position?

I am the Chief Operating Officer of the company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What business challenge were you trying to address with CodigoDelSur?

We're constantly trying to improve and develop our platform, making it even easier to use for customers and improving the UI/UX [user interface/user experience] interaction. We believe that this is critical to what makes our company successful. 

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their involvement in greater detail.

CodigoDelSur is helping us improve our software platform. Right now, the majority of their effort is software development.

How did you come to work with CodigoDelSur?

I had known CodigoDelSur for a couple of years, and had worked with them in the past. I reached out to their company again more recently.

Could you provide a sense of the size of this initiative in financial terms?

The approximate yearly cost for Codigo's services is $300,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We have been working together for over a year. We have an ongoing relationship with CodigoDelSur and are planning to use them on an indefinite basis.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any statistics or metrics from this engagement?

Since working with CodigoDelSur, we've launched 3 separate major modules for our software. The biggest metric for the success of the work was being able to do this.

The flow of our platform has doubled the capacity of each of our project managers, bringing revision time down by about 40%. Codigo handled the coding, not the actual UI/UX design, so it's hard to give them credit in this respect, but they executed their job well. There will always be bugs, so the work was by no means perfect, but we were satisfied.

We used to have an internal team and have worked with other offshore developers. CodigoDelSur is better than the teams I've worked with, including an American firm that is well respected.

How did CodigoDelSur perform from a project management standpoint?

When working with an offshore agency, the cost includes developer time and project management. The project management from CodigoDelSur was overall good. At one point, one of the project managers had to leave for personal reasons in the middle of the project. The transition was very smooth. They've always taken the time to learn about the process and the project itself.

What distinguishes CodigoDelSur from other providers?

Since we've been working with CodigoDelSur for a while, they've come to understand our business motives, so they're able to make the best decisions for our interests, without us having to go to them. We've saved a lot of time and energy in this way. Codigo has adjusted the team and the flow of the work on a case-by-case basis in order to meet our goals. Nine times out of ten, they made the right calls. The fact that Codigo can do this, makes them feel more like an internal team, as opposed to an offshore contractor.

Is there anything CodigoDelSur could have improved or done differently?

We've sometimes struggled with the time zone difference. We're based in New York, and CodigoDelSur is one hour ahead of us. Half of our team is working within the Pacific Time, with a 4-5-hour difference. It's not the fault of Codigo though, it's just coordination. They've tried to do a good job of arranging their hours in order to meet our schedule.

One of the things that I would look for with regard to Codigo is more development and operations expertise, specifically server configurations and having more expertise in choosing between technologies like Rackspace and Heroku, or configuring Amazon Web Services servers in terms of security requirements. Ultimately, I am looking for a turn-key approach, where Codigo would take care of all requirements and deliver a complete app.

A third issue is in terms of CodigoDelSur’s design skills. We haven't hired them for design, but their lack in this capability has shown for HTML-type projects. Codigo has a culture of coders, as opposed to one of designers. Everything on the web is focused on design and UX, so small details often require a designer's eye. There has been some back-and-forth on elements which weren't picture-perfect. As a design firm, we are very sensitive to this issue. I would say that this is Codigo's biggest area of improvement. 

4.5
Overall Score I'm very happy with CodigoDelSur. I do not stick with vendors for the sake of legacy, so the fact that we've stuck with Codigo for over a year is a testament to their performance.
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    CodigoDelSur is very transparent in terms of schedules, but with development, it will be impossible to meet all factors.
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    CodigoDelSur is reasonably-priced for the level of development that we've gotten.
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    In the Amazon-review world, anything below a -star rating is worthless, but this is not the intention of my feedback here. I'm trying to reserve the rating for the best I've seen, so for me, a means that the work is solid and meets all the checkmarks.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I would recommend CodigoDelSur for the proper needs. I would not recommend them for design or HTML work, but for coding I would.

Mobile App Development for Trucking App Company

"They [CodigoDelSur] could easily work with non-technical clients and do a fantastic job."

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

The client hired CodigoDelSur to build the Android and iOS implementations of their customer and driver app. The agency provides mobile app development services.

The Reviewer
 
2-10 Employees
 
San Antonio Metro Area
CTO, Dauber Applications
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

CodigoDelSur satisfied the client by delivering high quality work and contributing to successful implementations. The client praises the agency for their transparency, effective communication, and excellent development skills.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization.

We are what may be described as a mobile applications company. We are trying to solve a problem within the trucking industry.

What is your position?

I am the Chief Technology Officer of the company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What business challenge were you trying to address with CodigoDelSur?

We needed a developer who could build our application.

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their involvement in greater detail.

CodigoDelSur created Android and iOS implementations of a customer and driver app for our company. The driver app is aimed at truckers who haul around dirt, while the customer app is for the people on the job site who are contracting that service. The closest analog to our service is Uber, which posts a need across a network of readily-available people willing to provide the service. We identify the right person for the job through our ranking and identification system. The requests are communicated to the driver through our application.

CodigoDelSur's involvement with our company has been strictly for mobile app development.

How did you come to work with CodigoDelSur?

We were looking to offload some of my efforts, since we're running a lean shop in terms of development. Part of our solution requires a lot of full-stack server and mobile development. In order to increase our velocity, we were looking to bring on a partner that could assist with that development. We reached out to CodigoDelSur through Upwork. At that point, we had already done a good portion of the work for our Android customer application, as well as having built a smaller portion of the iOS version. There had been no work done for the driver portion.

Our process for selecting CodigoDelSur needed to be quick in order to reduce our liability. We considered both contracting the work and hiring internal developers in the beginning. Being in an early-stage startup, we preferred waiting for a couple of years until we could offer someone the guarantee of a long-term employment. Being able to pull talent on without the degree of commitment that comes with it, made us decide to hire a contractor. We considered a list of people, ranking them based on cost, ability to communicate, and ability to work within our time zone. We have been able to improve communication, since all parties were working within the same hours. There was never an occasion of losing a day's work because someone had a question during another partner's night time.

Could you provide a sense of the size of this initiative in financial terms?

The total cost of CodigoDelSurs's services has been between $45,000 and $50,000. Had we not made a pause in the development, the cost would be double so far. Much of the development has been based on our ability to resume the timeframe.

What is the status of this engagement?

Our contract with CodigoDelSur lasted from January of 2016 until June. We have recently paused our contract because we're focusing on a more manual solution which does not involve mobile applications. Our tech-based solution was created in order to feel-out the market and get an early read on how people want to interact with technology, as they perform jobs that typically require a lot of paper. As we came to push efforts into that and needed additional efforts to integrate the services that would be needed for the mobile application on the server side, we came to a one-month pause and hope to resume as soon as we can, in order for Codigo to pick up and assist us with server integrations on the mobile application side, as well as finishing out some of the features which we're trying to build into the customer application. We're trying to get the driver application launched first. CodigoDelSur finished 95% of what's needed on that front. As soon as the remaining 5% is built, we are going to take the driver application to market and get it tested by some beta drivers.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any statistics or metrics from this engagement?

I have managed teams in the past. Rather than having CodigoDelSur work according to sprint points and assessments for tracking their velocity, I became involved in their daily standups, which included anyone who was actively working on the team. Codigo assigned a project manager to ensure that the work was going smoothly and there were no blocks on it. Each day, I gauged their performance based on my previous experience. I don't have metrics beyond sprint point velocity, which is already hard to extrapolate into a quantifiable number.

How did CodigoDelSur perform from a project management standpoint?

From my previous involvement with other offshore teams in terms of project management, I have found that developers will typically use platforms like Upwork to track their work, since they're not really business people. CodigoDelSur’s focus is to provide the talent, for which they charge a fee. Many times, the person seeking a product to be developed will need to be the product manager.

With my experience in the field, I didn't have to leverage or put many responsibilities on the project manager, like the card buildout for the tasks to be completed, which was largely done by myself. The cards were reviewed by Codigo's project manager. If there were any questions prior to the software developers receiving the tasks, Codigo got in touch with me to clarify some requirements.

What distinguishes CodigoDelSur from other providers?

CodigoDelSur’s additional management capabilities would be a nice offering for clients who don't interface through a technical person, but I didn't use them very much. They could easily work with non-technical clients and do a fantastic job.

Is there anything CodigoDelSur could have improved or done differently?

Early into the contract, for the first 2-3 months, CodigoDelSur occasionally assigned a more senior developer for doing spot-checks. There was a good degree of confidence that came through that approach, and that developer did a good job. I think that senior developers tend to bring added perspective, even if they're not the main resources on the project. Codigo could do this a bit more, since it didn't continue throughout the entire project. I can only guess what someone with a bit more experience could offer to a project in general but, when there was a senior person working with us, I got the feeling of a more continuous technical insight, besides my daily standup meetings, when I had the opportunity to assist the team.

5.0
Overall Score CodigoDelSur was great to work with. They adhered to my scrum process well and were willing to employ any other project management methodology we requested. Developers always reached out to me for clarifications, which is something that I encouraged.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Codigo has been able to meet my timeline performance expectations.
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    I think that Codigo is a bit more expensive, as far as contracted developers go. Their rate was about $65 per hour, which for an international contract, is on the higher end. The cost was still good compared to local talent.
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    For a perfect 5 rating, I would expect features to be pushed and done flawlessly. I encouraged CodigoDelSur to deliver work sooner rather than later, so I'm not surprised by the fact that we had to make occasional corrections.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I've already recommended Codigo to colleagues looking to do temporary work.

App Development for Social Services Program

"Top to bottom, CodigoDelSur is very impressive."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
July 2015 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

The client hired CodigoDelSur to provide mobile app development services and contribute to their minimum viable product. The agency also built the client’s web-based dashboard.

The Reviewer
 
2-10 Employees
 
San Francisco Bay Area
Co-founder, Social Services Startup
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The client is extremely satisfied with the work delivered by CodigoDelSur. They provide great project management and good coding quality. CodigoDelSur is highly recommended to others.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization.

Our effort is to create technology aimed at better connecting citizens to probation, parole, and other re-entry services. Prisoners coming out of incarceration have access to a mobile app called Sprocket, while the probation and social services have a web-based tool for controlling the application.

Our business provides a service primarily for probation, but because of the reform movement happening in criminal justice, whereby incarceration periods are being reduced, many offenders are being diverted into community programs. The courts want to know if those in question are actually attending these programs. Our software is also a way of monitoring these programs. This said, our business model includes charging fees to probation offices, courts, or social service agencies which use the platform in order to monitor and guide the offender.

What is your position?

I am the Chief Executive Officer [CEO] and a co-founder of the company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What business challenge were you trying to address with CodigoDelSur?

We needed help in developing our platform. We didn't want to have an internal group in the beginning because we wanted to create a minimum viable product fast. Rather than putting together an internal long-term team, we thought that it would be best to go to a third party.

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their involvement in greater detail.

CodigoDelSur developed our mobile app and built the web-based dashboard for administrators.

How did you come to work with CodigoDelSur?

We interviewed a number of organizations which offered development, both domestic and offshore entities, in order to find who would give us the best services, on-time and on-budget, which were very limited factors for us.

Could you provide a sense of the size of this initiative in financial terms?

The total development cost with CodigoDelSur will be in the 6-figure range.

What is the status of this engagement?

There are some tweaks that are being done at the moment in order to integrate the app into the web-based dashboard. I keep in touch with CodigoDelSur frequently. My co-founder, our Chief Operating Officer, has the most interactions with CodigoDelSur. Our relationship has been ongoing since July, 2015.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any statistics or metrics from this engagement?

Our app is in its pilot phase. Our users seem to be very happy with it. There are a couple of issues which are more about how administrators are responding to certain issues. A tool is only as good as whoever wields it. The responses so far have been less about technical issues, and more about how the tool is being deployed by administrators. We're working with them in order to make them understand how to use it best.

The development process went way better that I'd expected. I have worked with offshore entities for decades, in a number of different industries and in different countries, from Eastern Europe to Asia and South America. This has been the best experience that I've had, both in terms of quality-of-work and also CodigoDelSur’s enthusiasm and dedication to the job.

How did CodigoDelSur perform from a project management standpoint?

Given the tight timeframe and our limited funds, the services we received could have suffered. The quality of CodigoDelSur’s work was always extremely high. They've always been by our side and responded quickly. We work in the Pacific Daylight time zone, so the connection to Uruguay isn't too distant. The collaboration always worked fairly seamlessly. We never felt that they were on the other side of the globe, and there were no language issues. CodigoDelSur has very good English-speaking liaisons. There were no misunderstandings in terms of what we were requiring and what was accomplished by CodigoDelSur.

What distinguishes CodigoDelSur from other providers?

Top to bottom, CodigoDelSur is very impressive. It seemed that, if there were any bumps on the road, their CEO and founder jumped in right away, instead of hiding behind the curtains. Codigo's project managers were also very strong and had a good command of English. The team responds quickly to any issues.

We finished the first build by December of 2015, and went into the pilot phase. There are always little tweaks which need to be done, which can be hard to address when working with an offshore company. The team which was working on the original project will usually be suspended after the release, and the additional costs will be small. Dedicating a new team to the work will be unlikely and the client won't always get the best service. I was surprised in Codigo's case. We asked for tweaks which they turned around quickly. Even though they may have had a different team, they were always on-board and turned things to us with really good quality. If I had to work with an offshore group again, I'd take CodigoDelSur in a second.

Is there anything CodigoDelSur could have improved or done differently?

CodigoDelSur has been fantastic, so it's hard to answer. I've worked with many offshore companies and always had the worry that, when I hung up the phone and left them to do the work, they wouldn't care very much, or even put the team onto a bigger project that would generate more revenue. We knew that we were a small startup business, but Codigo treated us with a lot of respect. I'm very positive about them.

5.0
Overall Score I am fully satisfied and would recommend without hesitation.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    We certainly would have wanted the work to be completed faster, but CodigoDelSur warned us that, given the amount of features we were building, it would take more time. Codigo was on-board with their target, so I have no complaints.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Their quality stands out compared to other offshore teams.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

App Development for Creative Technology Firm

"CodigoDelSur was a good company to work with."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
4.5
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Jan. - Mar. 2016
Project summary: 

The client hired CodigoDelSur to design, develop, and deliver their multi-platform, multi-language mobile apps while implementing existing technology.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
San Francisco Bay Area
Founder & CEO, Creative Technology Firm
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

CodigoDelSur contributed to successful apps that receive excellent ratings in the app store. The client praises the agency for their professionalism and high-quality code. CodigoDelSur is highly recommended to others.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization.

Our company has developed the technology for creating an animated emoji from a person's pictures. We make personalized emoticons from selfies, animating a person's face and turning it into a cartoon. When they communicate with someone, they can then use that image to convey approval and anything else that emoji are used for.

What is your position?

I am the president and co-founder of the company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What business challenge were you trying to address with CodigoDelSur?

We wanted to create an app that implemented our technology, both for Android and iOS.

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their involvement in greater detail.

Our technology is implemented through the app, having it serve as a frontend. Users can take a picture, select from any of the pictures they've already taken, and see the results. The backend, which is what actually creates emoji, was created by our company. CodigoDelSur's job was to create the Android and iOS versions of the app.

We wanted our app to be available in several languages. We wrote menus in English and had them translated by one of my colleagues in Chinese. CodigoDelSur translated them into Spanish, opening 3 big markets for us.

How did you come to work with CodigoDelSur?

We put out ads on guru.com. We found CodigoDelSur and went through an initial review. Things looked pretty good, so we decided to select them.

Could you provide a sense of the size of this initiative in financial terms?

The total development cost was $20,000, for both the Android and iOS versions.

What is the status of this engagement?

We began working with CodigoDelSur in January of 2016. The work was completed in March. I would like to work with CodigoDelSur in the future, but our company is evolving, so we may start to do this development in-house, or opt out of the app space. Our plans are not determined yet, but if we ever need app work, we will choose CodigoDelSur once again.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any statistics or metrics from this engagement?

We made an online user-study with around 200 participants. People were generally happy with the app. They did point out some improvements to be made in terms of design and technology, but the overall satisfaction was good.

The ratings on the Play Store and the Apple Store have been between 4 and 5, which I find to be a good range.

How did CodigoDelSur perform from a project management standpoint?

CodigoDelSur was a good company to work with. We had regular meetings through Skype, even though they're based in a different time zone.

What distinguishes CodigoDelSur from other providers?

I found Codigo del Sur to be very professional. They wrote good-quality code, which will make it easy to maintain the apps. The quality of their code is definitely better than average for developers in the United States and around the globe.

Is there anything CodigoDelSur could have improved or done differently?

As a startup, we have very tight deadlines. It was no problem for me to prioritize and get things done, but this is more difficult to do with a contracted company. Their schedule and commitments are more diverse, so they won't be able to drop everything on the client's behalf. We needed to get the product ready for the Chinese New Year. We would have liked it if CodigoDelSur worked through weekends in order to get things done, but that is hard to do, given their other commitments. As we're expanding our startup, we are taking into account that contractors won't have the same level of urgency for a project as the people in the company. This is more of a highlight for the difference between a contractor and an employee, than a critique for CodigoDelSur.

4.5
Overall Score
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Although I mentioned that hours were an issue, CodigoDelSur was able to deliver the work on time.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    CodigoDelSur provided good value for money, compared to other quotes we received.
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    The quality is good, as well as the coding style. Our products have been working, with only occasional bugs, which are no more than what would be expected from most apps. The apps aren't completely polished, but they are good.
  • 4.5 NPS
    Willing to refer
    The quality and value is definitely present for CodigoDelSur, but the outsourcing model in general is not for every company.

iOS Development for Mobile Solutions Firm

"CodigoDelSur offered consistently good results. Overall, I had a good experience with them."

Quality: 
3.5
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
4.5
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
Project summary: 

The client needed assistance in the development of iOS apps. After an online search showing great referrals for CodigoDelSur, the client hired them for several iOS projects.

The Reviewer
 
USA
Founder, Mobile Solutions Firm
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

CodigoDelSur’s work for the client was consistently above average. The client praised the agency for their communication, professionalism, and friendliness. There were connectivity problems, but they didn’t stop the client from recommending CodigoDelSur.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization.

We are an app development company focused strictly on iOS development for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod. We have two branches: one is aimed at the consumer market, for which we have around 26 apps in the store, while the other is aimed at custom development for other companies. We have a team of five or six contractors working for clients.

What is your position?

I am the founder.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What business challenge were you trying to address with CodigoDelSur?

I needed help with iOS development. After doing some research, I found that their team had a good foundation for that. I needed help for both sides of my business.

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their involvement in greater detail.

I initially started our work on one project, and then I brought in CodigoDelSur for other projects.

How did you come to work with CodigoDelSur?

I found them online. CodigoDelSur had a good presence on elance.com. They had good referrals, so a lot of the research had been done for me. We went through a few interviews, and I decided to use them.

Could you provide a sense of the size of this initiative in financial terms?

The annual cost of their services was between $50,000-100,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together around three years ago. We're not working together at the moment because my company has been focusing more on consumer apps. I work with direct contractors, but if I get the chance, I'll contact CodigoDelSur again for sure.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any statistics or metrics from this engagement?

They provided good quality work. It's not the best I've seen, but it's definitely above average. I especially appreciate their project management and communication. CodigoDelSur offered consistently good results. Overall, I had a good experience with them.

What distinguishes CodigoDelSur from other providers?

The people I worked with stood out in terms of communication, friendliness, and professionalism. They were conscientious and very consistent. I could talk to them every day and had a very professional experience.

Is there anything CodigoDelSur could have improved or done differently?

In development, it's always a matter of getting the best possible coders in order to have as little reworks as possible and eliminate quality issues. When I started working with CodigoDelSur, iOS was a newer technology. They're now much more mature, so I expect that they have even more qualified resources. I did have some connectivity problems with them in terms of communication channels.

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

iOS App Development for Digital Media Agency

"Having the [CodigoDelSur] developer as an active part of the team was great."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Jan. 2015 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

CodigoDelSur augmented the client's development team for several iOS projects. They were efficient at completing existing projects as well as projects from scratch.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Etienne Leroy
Founder, Sharalike
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Since working with CodigoDelSur, the client has gained an additional million downloads on the app. They appreciated CodigoDelSur's professionalism and availability.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization.

We are a mobile app developer specializing in photo and video slideshow apps. We've been in business for three years.

What is your position?

I am one of the founders of the company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What business challenge were you trying to address with CodigoDelSur?

We needed an extra developer on our team.

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their involvement in greater detail.

CodigoDelSur worked on iOS development for us on a few projects. One of those was an app called Sharalike, which was an existing project at the time when they took over the development. On another project, they started the app development from scratch, proving to us that they could both work with existing code as well as start a project from scratch. We were assigned an iOS developer as well as a project manager for our work.

How did you come to work with CodigoDelSur?

We initially met them during a trip in Boston. We started talking about our needs and about their pricing. We decided to give them a try and ended up working with CodigoDelSur for more than a year.

Could you provide a sense of the size of this initiative in financial terms?

CodigoDelSur's pricing is $45 per hour. Their work is full-time.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with them a year and two months ago. Our relationship is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any statistics or metrics from this engagement?

They were just one of the developers in our team, so it's hard to measure their success exactly. From when we started to work with them until now, we've gained another million downloads on our app. It has been a success, of which CodigoDelSur was definitely a part.

How did CodigoDelSur perform from a project management standpoint?

Technologically speaking, they are good. Their English level is also good enough for us to work with them. Language barriers can be a pain with offshore developers. We've never met them face-to-face, except for their owner, whom I met in Boston. There was never a need for us to fly to Uruguay or to have one of their developers come here. I wish I could have done that, but we had neither the time nor the money and ultimately didn't need to.

What distinguishes CodigoDelSur from other providers?

They are a professional company. They've always made both a manager and a developer available for us to conference with. Having the developer as an active part of the team was great.

Is there anything CodigoDelSur could have improved or done differently?

They could be more flexible. At one point, we wanted to reduce the scope of the project, which CodigoDelSur had trouble doing because they had no other work which they could assign to our developer part-time. This meant that we had to work with them full-time or not at all.

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

MVP Development for Outdoor Products Company

"CodigoDelSur performed well with very clearly defined tasks and expectations."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
3.0
Cost: 
4.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
Project summary: 

After supplying the agency with design and feature details, the client hired CodigoDelSur to build their minimum viable product.

The Reviewer
 
Texas
Founder, Outdoor Products Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

CodigoDelSur’s contributions were of high quality. The client reports that there were difficulties throughout the project, especially with budget and timing, but they don’t blame the agency, and instead praise their coding ability.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization.

We are a company founded around products for the active outdoor community. Our first product that we will be bringing to market is a destination discovery and organized activity app for outdoor enthusiasts.

What is your role at the company?

I am the founder.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What business challenge were you trying to address with CodigoDelSur?

Codigo was approached as our first shot in overseas development in hopes of bringing a product to market following development. We wanted them to build our MVP [minimum viable product] from the ground up after being supplied with design and feature details.

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their involvement in detail.

The scope was large. The app had a wide variety of functionality, some of which was clearly defined, and others of which were pending expertise of a development team.

How did you come to work with CodigoDelSur?

At the time, we were looking at bringing on a domestic CTO. This individual had a past history with Codigo, and they came highly recommended.

Could you provide a sense of the size of this initiative in financial terms?

We expected the MVP to cost between $20,000 and $30,000, with continued ongoing development if things went as planned.

What is the status of this engagement?

We put a hold on the project with Codigo summer of 2015. We decided to transition to another overseas team with lower rates when the project began to go significantly over budget.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any statistics or metrics from this engagement?

The results were not exactly as expected at the fault of both parties – our and theirs. There were complications with communication that led to the problem of going over budget. Lack of a domestic CTO meant there were misunderstandings in expectations. We were on a very tight budget, and the inability to provide accurate estimates outside of two-week sprints made it difficult to plan from a budget standpoint. In the end, the project just got away from us, and we had to put it on hold.

How did CodigoDelSur perform?

CodigoDelSur performed well with very clearly defined tasks and expectations. Without very clearly defined details, the results were not exactly as expected and time and budget often went over.

In hindsight, are there areas in which they could improve or things you might do differently?

This is a hard question to answer as I think our issues stemmed from many small shortfalls on both sides coming together. I think that if you are a company with a very clear scope, an internal project manager or CTO, and the ability to track and review progress from a code standpoint, they could offer a great solution at a very reasonable price. We were too small and too early stage to provide that. We put the majority of this on them and expected that their experience would provide us with the answers to issues that were still open. 

4.0
Overall Score
  • 3.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • N/A NPS
    Willing to refer
    Depends on the colleague or business and their resources.