Rockstar coders for rockstar companies

Combining innovation with seamless functionality, we have rapidly risen to the forefront of the mobile and web development industry, becoming one of the best-known companies in the sector. 

We have helped nearly 200 US-based startups and enterprises design and develop their digital products, bringing to the table not only our technical knowledge, but also our skills in usability, growth hacking, engagement, and monetization.

Our team of software developers and designers have been carefully selected for their exceptional talent and dedication. As a top company, our team prides itself on providing cutting-edge applications using the latest developments in the field for a unique user experience.

Contact us now and we will start reviewing your project! 

 
$10,000+
 
$50 - $99 / hr
 
50 - 249
 Founded
2007
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Montevideo, Uruguay
headquarters
  • CodigoDelSur
    Av. 19 de Abril 3461
    Montevideo, MO 11700
    Uruguay
    +598 23378873

Portfolio

Key clients: 
  • Shutterfly
  • DroneDeploy
  • Kindara
  • Toymail 
  • Skout
  • Sharalike 
  • Logoworks
  • Litify
  • Olumia Life

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.

Shutterfly

Shutterfly is an Internet-based social expression and personal publishing service. Shutterfly provides high-quality products and world-class services that make it easy, convenient and fun for consumers to preserve their digital photos in a creative and thoughtful manner.

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.

 

On the year 2012, after raising a 22 million dollar investment from Andreessen Horowitz,  they created their own internal development team which continued the work we had done.

 

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DroneDeploy

With Drone Deploy you can make automated drone flights and explore map data directly from your app.

 

DroneDeploy runs pre-flight and in-flight checks to ensure that your vehicle is safe to fly before take off—and can take corrective action if needed. Once your flight is complete, easily access detailed flight logs to monitor drone activities for compliance, insurance, and fleet maintenance.

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!

Toymail

We worked on Toymail for the existing iOS app and developing the Android version from scratch. It’s a physical toy, because, unlike a phone, that’s something you can feel good about putting in kids’ hands. 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.

Also, click here to see Toymail as seen on Shark Tank!

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.

Olumia Life (Youplus)

Youplus (now OlumiaLife) 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.

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 a 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

 

Weev

Weev is a social video app that talks back. You can ask any question and have the world answer back to 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’d like.

Litify

Litify is the world’s best business management platform designed specifically for law firms.

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.

Office Depot

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

Dauber

Dauber provides reliable material import and haul off services for all types of contractors. In a rush? Get trucks today.

Springr

Springr is a gamified mobile app that tracks users’ transportation choices and highlights trips that are green, carbon-neutral, and friendly.

FantasMoji

FantasMoji lets you create personalized and customized animated emojis in a matter of seconds.

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’re connected to. It also helps uncover the possibilities that can be found right in your own backyard.

MyBooking

MyBooking is the most intuitive way to find, book and manage hotels worldwide. Whether you need a last-minute hotel for tonight or for your next trip, just tell MyBooking where you are headed and they’ll show you the best hotels. Simple. It also has payment integration.

Fanic

Fanic is a music app and desktop platform that will serve undiscovered, developing and emerging musicians through a functional system that will assist in artist reach and scalability.

Picartio

With Picartio you can use the coolest and most cutting-edge emojis and greeting cards ever.

It automatically creates personalized emojis and cards with facial expressions like raising eyebrows, wink, eye roll, kiss, smile, tongue out, licking lips, and cool sunglasses from just your photo

 

Bluejacketeer

Bluejacketeer is a learning system made for Sailors, by Sailors to help study for the Navy-wide Advancement Exam. The system leverages the benefits of a learning technique known as Spaced Repetition (SR). This learning technique is typically used by individuals who need to learn massive amounts of information.

TurboClaim

Turbo Claim is a user-friendly photo application driven by National Appraisal & Adjustment Service geared towards boosting claim efficiency from start to finish.

MobilVerify

MobilVerify is a mobile application that reduces the amount of fraudulent transactions by integrating identity document authentication into the payment process. It is a solution for businesses seeking new ways to leverage mobile and cloud technology to verify that customers are who they claim to be with a high degree of confidence.

Intryst

Intryst is the only dating app that lets you see how much cash your match has in the bank right now. Before the first message is even sent.

ABKCO

ABKCO Music & Records is one of the world’s leading independent entertainment companies. It is home to iconic music catalogs that include compositions and recordings by Sam Cooke, The Rolling Stones, Bobby Womack, Eric Burdon, The Animals, among many others! 

Broker Buddha

Broker Buddha offers brokers to be 5x more efficient and clients to be 10x more satisfied.

Broker Buddha

Broker Buddha offers brokers to be 5x more efficient and clients to be 10x more satisfied.

USG

The USG 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.

Eventful Conference

Eventful Conferences connects people to a network of peers experiencing the same business challenges and triumphs. It does this by crafting world-class experiences that are rich in unparalleled content, researched with a great passion.

Label Tracker

According to many, noting is when you consistently acknowledge where your attention is being pulled (thinking, seeing, feeling, etc.) and say out loud a label for where your attention has been pulled.

Label Tracker allows you to meditate without spending long periods of time lost in thoughts or daydreaming.

SBA Funding

SBA offers a wide variety of loan programs and then helps the user to apply for the best loan for them in order to start their own new business.

Sprokit

Sprokit is a mobile app for re-entering prisoners that connects them to social services, parole/probation, employers, family & friends

Leapr

Leapr uses information from your social networks to determine your popularity and influence across key groups and geographies relevant to you.

TripGlue

This awesome app provides tools for travelers to create, plan and manage a trip with a social component to it.

TripGlue adds a beautiful and easy user layout to make a very enjoyable planning experience for everyone, by allowing users to discover places, spots, locations, maps, images, and so much more!

Kersplody

Kersplody enables organizations to easily share complex cyber detections, mitigations, responses, and analyzers across technological and organizational boundaries.

iGrade Soccer

A big score for soccer teams! The iGrade Soccer app is your new assistant coach. Gather data that will improve your team and help you win more games! Track player attendance at practices, keep an eye on who is substituting for who, set up a simple calendar of upcoming games and other events, set clear goals and chart your accomplishments, use the in-app timer when players are training and record their times and scores right then and there! Organize statistics by month, quarter, and year and print PDF reports to share with other coaches and players.

Hurricane Forecaster

Hurricanes have been more deadly than usual in the past ten years. In 2005, Hurricane Katrina killed around eighteen hundred people in Louisiana and Mississippi. Its category five sister storm, Hurricane Rita, caused over twelve billion dollars in damage! More recently in 2012, Hurricane Sandy, with its one hundred and fifteen mph winds, killed over two hundred people and cost sixty eight billion in damage. Whether you live in areas frequently affected by hurricanes, have family on the coasts, or you want to make sure your family is safe and sound on your next vacation, use the Hurricane Forecaster app to keep a close, vigilant eye on deadly super storms and avoid the danger zones!

Catch Gracie

We developed this iOS game from scratch. “Catch Gracie” is based on the client’s Shih Tzu. The main function of Catch Gracie is to challenge the player to try and catch Gracie. Gracie evades the player on every corner, but there are doors that the player can use to block Gracie and make her run in a different direction. Gracie escapes hiding behind or under furniture!

Guess Phrase

It’s Catch Phrase for your iPhone or iPad! Try to guess the right word without getting tongue tied! Connect to your friends’ phones to make as many as four teams and take turns trying to describe a word to the other team members without rhyming or revealing a letter! There are fourteen thousand words divided into eight categories (animals, history, entertainment, etc.) that can be mixed up and combined, but with Guess Phrase you can create words lists that are all your own!

Broadway.org

Welcome to the iPad version of the Broadway League’s official app! Whether you are in New York City, Cleveland, Seattle or San Diego, Broadway.org will either take you straight to Manhattan’s Theatre District or help you follow every Broadway show as it tours across all of North America. With your iPad, and in six languages, you can find out everything you need to know about show dates and times, theatre details, and area hotels and restaurants. Plus, you can buy tickets directly from the official offices, directly on your device.

Facility Engineer

Are you an electrical or mechanical engineer, or a student studying to become one? You need the Facility Engineer website as much, if not more, than your textbooks and calculators. It includes any formula you would ever need to do your job: calculate the number of amps you need, transpose BTU to KW, use the Delta-P formula, determine the efficiency of your equipment, estimate utility costs, and convert horsepower to watts. Your jobs will go faster, smoother, and simpler with Facility Engineer!

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!

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!

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!

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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Prototype Dev for Product & Tech Consulting Agency

“They took ownership and initiative while emphasizing communication with fast response times and daily updates.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Oct. 2017 - May 2018
Project summary: 

CodigoDelSur managed design and development in creating a large web application with several APIs that pull data from multiple sources.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
Owner, Product & Technology Consulting
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The CodigoDelSur team worked independently and took initiative in creating a web app that met all requirements. Despite the project’s complexity, they were able to efficiently segment and prioritize all aspects. Open communication and knowledge of UI strategy were key in the success of the project.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I own a product and technology consulting firm that helps other technology companies research and build product ideas and prototypes.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with CodigoDelSur?

We were looking to build a complex web application for small businesses. We had determined the product strategy and requirements, but needed assistance in executing on our idea.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

CodigoDelSur led the design and development processes throughout the project. The application we created is integrated with multiple web services and required complex APIs that allow us to pull data from several sources. They utilized Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Google Cloud Platform (GCP) for storage and cloud services.

What is the team composition?

We worked with between three and four developers depending on where we were in the project.

How did you come to work with CodigoDelSur?

I found them on Upwork. I was considering several firms and after interviewing them, I found that CodigoDelSur’s quality of work stood out. I was looking to avoid a vendor that wouldn’t require active management throughout, and their team seemed to be capable of working independently.

How much have you invested with them?

We invested over $100,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked together between October 2017–May 2018.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We don’t have user feedback yet, but I was very happy with the results. The platform is very customer-focused and the UI looks great.

How did CodigoDelSur perform from a project management standpoint?

Their diligence in managing the project allowed me to take a hands-off approach, which was exactly what I needed for this project. They took ownership and initiative while emphasizing communication with fast response times and daily updates. They utilized a scrum methodology and broke the project down into sprints to facilitate progress tracking. They were very transparent around the work they were doing and their model worked very well for us overall.

Considering the complexity of the project, the CodigoDelSur team did an excellent job prioritizing the various aspects of it. Knowing what to do first in a project this involved is a skill in itself. From a communication standpoint, they were responsive and spot-on. They use Teamwork as project management software, which I had never used before. It was easy to learn and incredibly helpful during development.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their approach to UX/UI and interaction design yielded results that other companies wouldn’t have been able to attain. We were very impressed and pleasantly surprised.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I wish we had focused on certain aspects of the project a bit more, but I could’ve spent more time with them had I not been working on other projects. Overall, I don’t have any meaningful feedback in terms of process or quality of work.

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

iOS & Android Dev for Personalized Emojis App

“The project manager was especially good at getting to the crux of a problem.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Jan. 2015 - May. 2015
Project summary: 

CodigoDelSur developed apps for iOS and Android. They utilized a RESTful API for server communication and specialized in frontend design.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Santa Clara, California
Ramakrishna Kakarala
CEO, Picartio
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The final products met the desired specifications and feedback was generally positive. CodigoDelSur remained flexible to accommodate a frequently changing UI. One account lead effectively managed the project across both platforms simultaneously. Regular videoconferences kept everyone informed.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the CEO of Picartio. We make apps that convert photographs into cartoons and animations. Our main software turns the user’s selfies into emojis.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with CodigoDelSur?

We needed to have an app developed for both iOS and Android. Our expertise is in creating backend algorithms for image processing, so we didn’t have an in-house resource dedicated to frontend development. Therefore, we needed to hire an outside contractor to complete the project.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We used CodigoDelSur to develop apps for iOS and Android. Beyond the development stack, they used Git to maintain a repository that we could review and a RESTful API for server communication. They probably utilized various libraries to build the apps, but I don’t have access to those details.

What is the team composition?

CodigoDelSur allocated a project manager, an iOS developer, and an Android developer.

How did you come to work with CodigoDelSur?

We went through different listings websites while initially looking for a contractor. After interviewing several contractors, CodigoDelSur stood out from the pack with their mix of background expertise and availability. They were also in a similar time zone as us and communicated well during the interview. We selected them for these reasons.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent between $20,000 and $30,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked with CodigoDelSur from January–May 2015.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The schedule was met and we were able to launch the apps on the App Store. They were willing to work with us as we changed the UI. Internal feedback was positive as the final products delivered the specifications we required. The apps garnered a fair number of users, but not the amount we needed for the next round of funding. We believe the reason was related to the backend technology we had and not the apps themselves.

How did CodigoDelSur perform from a project management standpoint?

We had regular communication through Skype and used a messaging service called WeChat. The project manager and the developers were present for all videoconferences. This allowed us to speak about technical issues and give our feedback visually. The development approach was sprint-based and we were happy with the progress of the project.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Having one manager oversee development on both Android and iOS helped keep the two projects on track. The project manager was especially good at getting to the crux of a problem. We also wanted the app to be operational in both English and Chinese. We provided the Chinese translation and CodigoDelSur offered to create a Spanish translation as well.

Are there any areas they could improve?

The app was targeted toward young audiences, so providing more feedback as to what would better appeal to that demographic would’ve been helpful. Additionally, more familiarity with the Android app marketplace in China would’ve been beneficial to the project’s success. Although, it may have been their first time getting an app certified for the Chinese market. At least it was a learning experience for them.

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

App Development for Sailors E-Learning Platform

“Their emphasis on task management and establishing workflows from start to finish helps us track the product’s progress.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Apr. 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

CodigoDelSur reprogrammed a PHP website in Node.js, providing admin and content development functions. The team has also started to develop a mobile app.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Spring Valley, California
Founder, Sailors Study App
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The team’s dedication to project management, communication, and responsiveness distinguish CodigoDelSur from other development firms. The developers also familiarized themselves with industry-specific language for the new site and upcoming app.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I'm the owner and founder of a company that created a study app for sailors preparing for the Navy-wide advancement exam.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with CodigoDelSur?

We'd previously been working with a PHP site—all custom code—but realized we would have scaling issues with the PHP within two to three years, so we decided to reprogram the website in Node.js.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Their main project with us has been to redevelop the site in Node.js and to develop fully functioning admin and content development panels. They’re also working on an API for our mobile app.

In addition to Node.js, they also used React and PostgreSQL.

How did you come to work with CodigoDelSur?

We needed a firm whose team members were experts in Node.js. After searching for the top companies in the field, we quickly found Codigo.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent between $175,000 and $200,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We began work April 2017 and continue to collaborate.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

They're a productive company that creates quality code. Their emphasis on task management and establishing workflows from start to finish helps us track the product’s progress.

The product also uses a lot of Navy-specific terms and relies on a knowledge of rating exams, but they worked diligently to understand it all.

How did CodigoDelSur perform from a project management standpoint?

We would typically work in two-week sprints until we got really close to finishing the website and were just focusing on cueing what we had. We worked largely in Teamwork, which was a new tool for us and which we found very effective, and Slack.

What did you find most impressive about them?

I've worked with programmers from a variety of companies, but Codigo's communication and responsiveness is uniquely incredible. Communication is important for us, and that doesn't go unnoticed.

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

Payment Solution Migration for Babysitting Jobs App

"Their communication is fantastic,  and they are very responsive to our needs."

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

CodigoDelSur is migrating a job posting app from Braintree to Stripe. They worked with the existing tech stack, utilizing Ruby on Rails, React Native, Heroku, and the OneSignal API.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Birmingham, Alabama
CTO, Babysitting Jobs App
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The migration is nearly complete and progressing smoothly. CodigoDelSur develops new testing processes to manage edge cases, adapts to existing systems, and shifts their approach to address issues that arise. Their responsive, easy-going communication style makes the project enjoyable. 

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am the CTO of a babysitting jobs application that connects parents to college students.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with CodigoDelSur?

When the app was built, we started using Braintree for payment processing. We hired Codigo to transition us from Braintree to Stripe.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They used the technology stack we already had. Our app has a Ruby on Rails backend deployed to Heroku, and the mobile app is built with React Native. They also worked with our push notifications solution, which uses the OneSignal API.

What is the team composition?

We had a project manager and a developer.

How did you come to work with CodigoDelSur?

I found them through a platform called Crew.co. From the start of the interview process, they seemed very polished and understood how to onboard a new client.

Several of their developers had skillsets that really fit our needs. They had experience with payment processors, specifically Stripe, and with building Rails mobile apps. That was the stack we needed.

We were looking both domestically and across the globe. We loved the prospect of working with a South American company. Codigo offers better prices than domestic developers, but are still in the same time zone and have very high English proficiency. It made a lot of sense to hire them.

How much have you invested in them?

We are working on an ongoing sprint basis, and have invested around $30,000 so far.

What is the status of this engagement?

We began working with them in February 2018, and the work is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We are about 80% finished with the project. So far, the thing that impresses me most is their flexibility. They work with us to figure out the best implementation, and are willing to shift directions when we find a better solution.

Our legacy code lacks tests in certain places. They have jumped in and gotten those up to speed to ensure that everything will be properly tested during the migration. When we ran into edge cases, we have a solution in place. They've been really flexible and responsive in that regard.

How did CodigoDelSur perform from a project management standpoint?

Their communication is fantastic,  and they are very responsive to our needs. They communicate throughout the day and are very easy to work with. They've fallen right in line with the processes and systems we use, which are pretty lightweight. Since it is such a small team, most of the project is managed through verbal or text communication.

The one challenge of working with them, versus our previous contracting company, is the time to get them onboard. Since it is a large code base and a complex project, the ramp-up period was probably a little longer than it would have been with the existing local contractor. Otherwise, things have gone fairly well.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their flexibility and communication, as well as the overall ease of working with them, have been the highlight for me. Some contractors can be very challenging to work with, whether it’s getting them to understand the directions or making them responsive to our requirements for the code and features.

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

MVP Android App Dev for Urban Biking Company

"They’re very flexible and committed to my project, making exceptions and showing a great appreciation for it."

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

Picking up where a previous vendor failed to deliver, Codigo del Sur works on building an MVP app for Android, handling the UI/UX and backend development. An iOS version will be built as soon as funds come in.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Santiago, Chile
Paulina Barria
CEO, Bikelite
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

While the MVP is still underway, the deliverables so far are solid. Codigo has accomplished more in two weeks than what the previous vendor did in six months. They’re a perfectionist, friendly, and responsive team that not only provides regular reporting but also seeks how to improve as a company.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the founder and general manager of Bikelight. We’re developing an urban mobility system focused on the safety of cyclists. It involves an app with hardware and light devices which help cyclists communicate with the app and with their environment.   

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Codigo del Sur?

We won a technology contest in Chile and started this project in January 2017 with another group of Chilean developers, which didn’t work well, so we began looking for other companies.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

The project was initially planned for Android, so they took what we already had from the previous company—which wasn’t very good— and worked over that. They’re developing and improving our MVP at the moment. We expect to get more funds soon to start developing the iOS version.

What is the team composition?

They’ve assigned a project manager, a UI/UX specialist, a backend developer, and one or two frontend developers.

How did you come to work with Codigo del Sur?

A Canadian company recommended them to me and I really liked their work, so we hired them a couple of months later. They’ve been a great partner until now.

They’re very professional and one of the best in Latin America in their field. I was surprised by their amazing facilities when I visited their offices—they’re just on another level. Also, their personable approach makes you trust them.

How much have you invested in them?

This part of the project will cost about $15,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with them at the end of February.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We’re about to launch the MVP sometime in April. What I can say right now is that they’re actually delivering a solid product. I got more from them in the first two weeks that what I got from the previous company in six months.

From what I can see, they’ve got all the main concepts of the app established, which is very valuable to me. They’re also developing a special algorithm for the app, which is more than what I asked for.

How did Codigo del Sur perform from a project management standpoint?

They have a project management platform in place and we have daily meetings on Skype with them, which helps us directly talk about the work progress, our needs, feedback, etc. They also deliver reports and ask for our comments so they can keep improving their processes.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Codigo del Sur is very responsive and fast; whenever we ask for a change, we have it by the next day. They’re perfectionists and I think we couldn't have made a better investment. I’m sure we will have a high-quality product in the end.

I’ve worked with many companies and I’ve never seen such professionalism. They’re very flexible and committed to my project, making exceptions and showing a great appreciation for it.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I’m so happy with their work that I don’t have anything negative to say. Maybe they could take on more projects like mine—ones with small budgets but greater social impact. They have incredible skills and they should share them with projects with that have great potential but no budget.

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

Web & App Dev for Agricultural Consulting & Software Firm

“Some developers don’t want to listen to suggestions, but [Codigo has] been very receptive to our ideas.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
Jun. 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

CodigoDelSur designed and created scalable web and mobile applications using Node.js, React, Android development, Swift, and AWS [Amazon Web Services].

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
San Luis Obispo, California
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

A collaborative approach to coding made Codigo a great partner for companies with in-house developers. The team prioritized high-quality code and a well thought-out UX, and their expertise made for an efficient layout.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the CTO at MILC Group. We build software and provide consulting on best practices to businesses in the agricultural space. Our education branch is integrated with local colleges to educate people in how to apply better skills and practices in the field. We have under 10 employees, and we’re located in San Luis Obispo, California.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Codigo?

We wanted to build a scalable web and mobile application, and needed a team that used modern technologies and wrote high-quality code. We wanted to be able to increase or decrease the number of developers needed, so the team needed to be elastic and flexible as well.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They developed our web and mobile applications using Node.js, React, Android development, Swift, and miscellaneous services in AWS [Amazon Web Services].

What is the team composition?

We have 6 web developers - 2 front end developers, 2 full stack engineers, and 2 back end developers that focus on the API. Additionally, we have 2 Android developers, 2 UX developers, and a project manager.

How did you come to work with Codigo?

We found Codigo on Clutch. I had used other companies in the past, but I wanted to find another pool of potential companies to leverage. After going through several substantive reviews, I interviewed about 10 companies off Clutch, and Codigo came out on top.

How much have you invested with them?

$250,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in June 2017 and the work is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Their results have been very good. Our dynamic with them is likely different than other customers; we have in-house developers that they work with them on code review and QA. We’re largely working in parallel, and have been able to check code quality in real time. So far, we’ve been very happy with their collaborative approach, and their ability to learn our industry. Despite a significant learning curve, they’ve done a really good job. Their UX designers are very strong. They’re really helping to shape this product into something that is going to be very well received in the market.

How did Codigo perform from a project management standpoint?

We provided the project management tools, which they had used in the past, to keep track of progress and facilitate communication. These included Slack and Skype. They’re responsive, very clear and easy to talk to. They leverage agile methodologies, specifically the Scrum framework. We have stand-up meetings daily, and there’s always full transparency on where the project is and where it’s going. We work in 2-week sprints. It’s nice to have short turnarounds on small deliverable pieces every 2 weeks. Things always take longer than you want in software development, but with agile, you don’t really nail down timelines like you would within a waterfall model. We’re a bit more organic in that sense. However, we’re targeting a big milestone that’s coming up in a month and we’re on target for that.

What did you find most impressive about them?

I like their communication style. Communication has been clear and transparent, and there haven’t been any issues. Another strength is the expertise and experience their developers bring to the table. They’re all very talented, and I don’t find them egotistical. Some developers don’t want to listen to suggestions, but they’ve been very receptive to our ideas. Our ability to collaborate and define the best architecture has been very effective.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Sometimes we bypass each other in our work schedules, largely due to Daylight Savings. That’s neither our fault nor theirs, though. Uruguay has very stringent laws around hours worked, vacations, etc., which sometimes makes it difficult to overlap.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They prioritize high-quality code over hitting specific deadlines, which is the right way to do it.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Frontend App UI for Global Growth Software Firm

"They helped us reach our goals." 

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
2016
Project summary: 

Codigo was hired to develop a frontend-only interface to simplify the demonstration of their analysis. They created a tool to replace cumbersome Excel spreadsheets with a more dynamic interface.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
San Francisco, California
COO, COMPAS Global
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The interface they designed provided the dynamic appearance they were looking for and simplified presentations made on the iPad. They were helpful in refining visual details. The product ended up going on for further development, and the backend designers affirmed that they had written good code.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

COMPAS Global is a software startup based in the Bay area. We make software that helps growing technology companies plan and execute their global expansion. Our customers and our company are mainly business-to-business SaaS (Software-as-a-service) companies. They use our software as a planning tool to analyze their internal readiness for going global, as well as figuring out how to prioritize their geographies. Once they begin the planning and execution process, they use the software to help monitor their progress as they expand their global footprint.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Codigo?

We originally started as a consulting company, and we helped companies create their global expansion plan using traditional consulting techniques. We’d create templates in Excel and PowerPoint and use those to help them analyze, visualize, and then share this type of data. It was very cumbersome to involve various members or present multiple functions across our client teams. We had to speak to 10-15 different folks, get their input on what they thought about the internal readiness, and get their input on what they thought was the assessment of different geographies. It created a lot of need to organize the data. Using the Excel models did the trick, but involved a less than ideal UX.

We had the idea to create a better way to aggregate, visualize, and share the data through a SaaS with a better interface than we could ever achieve with Excel. We started to sketch out ideas and hired Codigo to build us a frontend-only demo product. We wanted to use it to get input and see for ourselves what it would look like if our Excel sheet were to come alive and if it would make the process easier.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Our own designers came up with the wireframes, and Codigo created the frontend that we could then click through without saving any data internally because there was no backend. It looked really nice, and it was initially also on the iPad platform, which made it easy for us, at a conference or a client meeting, to click through it to show them what it would potentially look like with some dummy data already inserted. I assume they used Swift.

Their role entailed changing things slightly or making a graph look cooler with different features. For instance, one of our best screens was a bubble chart that showed all the geographies with different market sizes. To make it come alive, they helped us evaluate a few different libraries so they wouldn’t have to make it from scratch. They ended up finding one that had a nice design with semi-transparent bubbles. Even if the bubbles overlapped, it didn’t look bad like it would in an Excel bubble chart. They did a good job with tweaking details like this.

What is the team dynamic?

There were 1-2 people working on our project. I mainly interacted with their project manager, Natalia [Head of Business Development, CodigoDelSur].

How did you come to work with Codigo?

I reached out to friends in the tech space and received a referral. We evaluated about 5 different shops. Most of them were in Latin America because I wanted someone close to my time zone. I came up with the plan of the use case, the background, and what we wanted to accomplish by when, and distributed it. We evaluated their budgets, processes, and plans. I was impressed with how organized and professional Codigo’s proposal was, and their price point was reasonable compared to other shops we evaluated in Colombia, Argentina, and Costa Rica. Codigo came out on top and we started working with them.

How much have you invested with them?

We have spent $50,000-$70,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked together from the fall of 2014 until spring of 2015.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Given it was just a frontend product, we needed it to look nice, and it did. The end result had the wow effect we were looking for. They helped us reach our goals. After getting feedback, we decided to go ahead and build it out into a real software product, which we ended up launching in the fall of 2015. Codigo didn’t do the backend, but I was happy with what they did for us on the frontend. The company that built out the backend looked at the code that Codigo wrote for the frontend and validated their work saying it was good.

How did Codigo perform from a project management standpoint?

Natalia and I had a weekly update meeting. She’s always responsive over email. We worked in 2-week sprints. They gave me a new version every 2 weeks. I reviewed each version and provided feedback live to Natalia. With Codigo, I didn’t talk to the developers directly. If I were to do it again, I would look for more transparency so I wouldn’t have to go through a person in the middle. My experience since then has shown that shorter sprints brought quicker turnaround and feedback, and I like the rhythm of daily standup meetings better. Codigo could use tools like Trello to give more visibility into what they were working on.

What did you find most impressive about them?

We’re happy with their work for the first phase.

Are there any areas they could improve?

We had them scope out building the backend. Their proposal had a wide price range, and they weren’t able to narrow the level of effort and cost from our side. We understand building a new product from scratch involves certain risks, but they were the ones who built the frontend so they knew the product intimately. They had us shoulder all of the risk of overruns, but we would have preferred that they shoulder at least some of the risk since we wanted to build a longer-term partnership with them. We expected them to find a way to make it work, but they were very adamant about not doing that. Their management policy prompted us to pursue other shops.

4.5
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Their second proposal’s range was too wide. It was difficult for us, as a startup, to manage the development costs and cap it at a certain level.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I have already done so.

Mobile App Dev for Social Discovery Tool Startup

“They are incredible, especially the speed at which they work.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
July 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

CodigoDelSur assists with the development of a Swift iOS app, working on the frontend development. They use Sketch for the design, the files from which are uploaded to InVision and InSpec. 

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Boston, Massachusetts
Founder, Cloud Start-up
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The app is being tested by some users who gave good feedback on its functionality. They make excellent suggestions to improve the user experience, providing high-quality work fast and at all times. Their project management is fantastic, with daily calls, regular communication, and transparency. 

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am the founder of a startup. We are currently working on a social discovery tool to help users find exciting places around them while they are out and about in the city.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with CodigoDelSur?

We were ultimately looking for some governance around the entire process of developing an app.  

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement? 

We’re building an iOS app using Swift. We have been using Sketch to do the design, then we’re taking those Sketch files and uploading them into InVision, and then using InSpec to get the code. For the frontend look and feel of the app, we are taking a lot of that from InVision.

On the backend, we have built all of our API using JavaScript, and they used Swift to call those APIs. For the most part, we built a lot of the backend, and they have been doing most of the frontend aspects. They take the backend requirements, which are essentially our user stories, and translate them into executable tasks. They take those tasks and knock them out, and keep us updated with the progress they are making.

What is the team dynamic?

We have one project manager and one developer assigned to our project.

How did you come to work with CodigoDelSur?

We reached out to a lot of firms that were considered the best. The talent was there from a coding perspective, but in terms of understanding the business vision, I felt like the other companies fell short. If I am paying someone to get the work done, I shouldn’t have to handle them along the way.

My father recommended I look in South America; in Argentina and Uruguay as we speak Spanish and the developers are good. We looked online, on Upwork, and other sites where you can locate these types of firms. We eventually found Codigo through Upwork. I looked at their reviews, their portfolio, and some of the companies they’ve worked with, who are incredible.

We gave them a 2-week project initially. After going through 2 or 3 other companies, Codigo is the one that felt right. We saw their deliverables and how well we worked together so we knew after 2 weeks that this was the partner we wanted to work with.

How much have you invested in them?

We spend $10,000 per month.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with them in July 2017 and the project is ongoing. 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

First of all, the app works the way we want it to. We had very specific requirements and ideas, and they do a really good job of listening to what we want and providing us with feedback, which has been useful. If there is a UX [user experience] improvement we could make, they will run it by us with a mockup. 

They have been a godsend because the quality is good. The users that are testing the app are happy and can see what it should be able to do. When you see the quality and execution, you don’t have to worry about what they are doing. 

How did CodigoDelSur perform from a project management standpoint?

They use the Teamwork platform, in which they show all the activity, milestones, upcoming events, and release notes. It’s perfect because we can see what has been done, what is still outstanding, and what is slated to be done the following day. I was more familiar using Jira, but Teamwork gives me all the information I need. It has been really nice to have that visibility, as at the end of the day, you want to see how your money is being spent.

We have a daily standup meeting, which is a quick 15-minute call. We also have our own channel on Slack times they have questions or need clarification. We communicate a lot via Slack, and we also use Google Docs to share notes, requirements, and user stories.

Codigo moves so fast. They will give us a conservative estimate, and then always get things done with a day or two still to test and get any bugs fixed so that by the next sprint, we can work on some new features. I really appreciate their authentic and professional approach. They keep you updated on the progress and give you tools to see what has been done, and what they plan to do. They execute the work and have been able to satisfy all my requirements.

What did you find most impressive about them?

For me, it is their transparency and deliverables; the output is incredibly good. They are incredible, especially the speed at which they work. My team really meshes with them. They immediately understood our vision, and have always been very transparent with us, which led to a lot of trust. We have a very good development cycle, things are running a lot smoother than they had been running with other companies we have worked with in the past.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I have nothing bad to say about them. I like that there are guardrails in place, where if a developer isn’t doing what they are supposed to be doing, the management is going to be on top of them to make sure whatever is not working will get fixed. I appreciate that so much.

I am not used to the Teamwork site, but I love the fact you can see the tasks and milestones. One thing I do miss from other platforms, whether it is Jira or Axosoft, is a burndown chart to track velocity. They have offered to do this, but I want to stay focused on getting the development work done.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They move faster than we do. I am surprised with how quickly they develop based on the quality of the output.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They are a little more expensive than others, but are worth it because the development cycles are shorter, and there is more transparency.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Their professionalism and communication is top notch. The quality is first rate.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I have already referred them to one of my investors.

Web Development for Event & Conference Planning Firm

 “Their Agile project management has been second to none, and the customer service has been fantastic.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Jul. 2016 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

CodigoDelSur worked on several frontend enhancements, exclusively in WordPress. They built a TV page, added a Smart Slider and did several bug fixes, and other design fonts and changes.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
New York, New York
Lloyd Healy
Digital Marketing, Eventful Conferences
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The website's performance improved since it was moved to a faster server. Customers liked the website, and it gets much better engagement. The team hit all the deadlines and worked in a dynamic way—no task was too big for them. 

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

Eventful Conferences conducts about 12 SAP [Systems, Applications & Products] conferences a year, with attendance ranging from 100–1,000 people. I am in digital marketing. Aside from handling all the emails and social media, I also work with Codigo on web design and UX [user experience]. I’m based in New York City, and we have another office in upstate New York, in Syracuse. We have about 20–30 employees.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Codigo?

We needed someone to build our company website.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We handed over a website that had been built by our previous providers, and they made lots of frontend enhancements. We worked exclusively in WordPress. They built a TV page and added Smart Slider, which is a dynamic way to display content. They did several bug fixes, font changes, and minor design things here and there.

What is the team dynamic?

They’ve assigned 2 project managers who manage the development internally. We use project management software, and we work with them on a sprint basis.

How did you come to work with Codigo?

I met Natalia [Head of Business Development, CodigoDelSur] at The Next Web Conference in New York City. We were in the market for some new web developers, and they seemed to fit our requirements.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent $50,000–$200,000 on their services.

What is the status of this engagement?

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

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We’ve been happy with their work. Customers are saying that they really like the website, and it is getting much better engagement. Since Codigo moved us to a faster server, the website’s performance has improved.

How did Codigo perform from a project management standpoint?

I’ve dealt with a lot of web developers and this, by far, has been my favorite project management of all time. They hit all the deadlines and work in a dynamic way—no task is too big.

What did you find most impressive about them?

I’ve had no problems with anything, which is rare. Their Agile project management has been second to none, and the customer service has been fantastic. Externally, their work has been really good and appreciated by our customers.

Are there any areas they could improve?

None at this stage.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    We had some tough deadlines to meet and I didn’t think we were going to make them, but we did.
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    You can always get cheaper, but the quality of their work is worth the money.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    I’m really happy with everything.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I’ve referred them to a few people already.

MVP Dev for Data Monitoring and AnalyticsFirm

"They were an excellent vendor to work with… They weren't perfect, but they were pretty close to it."

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

Assigning backend and frontend developers, they developed a large component of the core systems assisted integration tasks. They took the abstract idea and made it concrete.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Denver, Colorado
Founder, Data Monitoring and Analytics Firm
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

CodigoDelSur did a very effective job of taking a relatively complex piece of technology and developing it with minimal oversight. Schedules were met consistently throughout the entire project. This allowed the company to show its concept to several clients.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I'm the CEO of a company that’s currently working on developing a next-generation data science approach for integrating the Internet of Things—or the Internet of Everything depending on how you look at things. We have an approach that dramatically lowers the integration costs of systems that many companies are dealing with right now.

Companies that make acquisitions have the huge problem of having to deal with tens, hundreds, and sometimes thousands of systems which are provided by just as many vendors as they end up having to hire to more or less integrate all of it by hand.

We're trying to dramatically reduce those integration costs by as much as 80%, which usually take up the entire IT budget without providing any real core business value. It’s a really challenging and important area to be addressing in the word right now.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with CodigoDelSur?

We had them develop a large component of our minimally viable product for the core systems assisted integration tasks.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

The system was basically the backend that enabled the discovery of solution components as well as provided the interfaces necessary for our proprietary software to properly integrate them. They implemented the prototype that provided the backend for the services that we offer.

You can think of it as a catalog—a combination of a system that looks like a service catalog type application. It contained a lot of components that were advertised through the web frontend and also included a number of APIs that allowed for the backend services to discover and self-organize those components on demand.

This application was entirely written in Node.js as the primary technology component. The rest of it was built using HTML5, MongoDB for the bulk data, JSON for keeping records, and a little bit of MySQL mixed in for the relational databases.

What is the team dynamic?

They assigned two full-time developers to this project—one for the backend and the other for the frontend.

How did you come to work with CodigoDelSur?

A startup called Weave recommended them without hesitation. In fact, we had the opportunity to work with Codigo on a project before hiring them to develop our initial prototype. They’d also been referred through another client and because of our prior experience with them, we decided to hire them again.

How much have you invested with them?

The estimated total cost ended up being around $50,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

The relationship officially started 17th of April, 2014. It was a 6-month project.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

They did a very effective job of taking a relatively complex piece of technology and developing it with minimal oversight. The firm is able to take an abstract idea and make it concrete, which is different than many of the other contracting firms out there. As of now, their work has allowed us to demonstrate our ideas and get our concept into the hands of several clients.

We successfully sold our concept, but as a business, we’re still struggling to find a profitable way forward. That’s not attributed to them, though.

How did CodigoDelSur perform from a project management standpoint?

We used Rally for Agile management, which is a tool that they had never used before but were able to pick it up and use it very effectively. At the time, they were mostly used to dealing with JIRA. They did a very good job of both meeting deadlines as well as working interactively with me and the rest of my team, helping us solve issues and find solutions.

I think they enjoyed working with us because we were also software engineers on our end, not just marketing people. We were trying to get things built right instead of doing the work as quickly as possible.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They're able to quickly turnaround and implement things such as ideas, concepts, and prototypes. In some cases, we were able to develop requirements for the user interface, have it prototyped, and then have it implemented and partially functioning within 4 – 5 days from a high-level concept. That’s an impressive time for implementing concepts.

Are there any areas they could improve?

They are primarily a Spanish-speaking firm and we’re a highly-technical firm on our end, so a bit was lost in translation. Occasionally, some work had to be done to help bridge the language gap, but it’s not necessarily an issue on their end since it’s more of a cultural thing.

Translating some of the concepts was probably the biggest challenge of working with them, but they were very good at interactively working through those issues, especially in areas where there was some ambiguity on what was being communicated versus what was understood. However, all those problems that popped up were resolved pretty quickly. They've done quite a bit of work since then to improve on that.

4.5
Overall Score They were an excellent vendor to work with. They met their deadlines and were able to work with abstract concepts. They weren't perfect, but they were pretty close to it.
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    The schedule was met consistently throughout the entire project with a few minor delays and staff coordination issues around their vacation days.
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    We got very good value for our money, but I'm aware of other more cost-effective services. I'm not sure what the difference would’ve been, though.
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    It was a very good relationship despite the extra bit of work required to deal with the translation and cultural gaps.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I've recommended them already.