Web and Cross-platform application development

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Coding Sans is a full-stack web development company creating serverless web and cross-platform mobile applications with Angular and NodeJS.

We believe software development works best when the whole process is transparent on both sides. As our customer, you have the right to look into the whole development process and take part in the communication, making sure there is no surprise upon delivery. We make sure that you get a clear view of the state of the development process and welcome any feedback and criticism that arises.

Main Services:

Full project delivery (excluding UI design)

Team extension

Custom software development

MVP development for startups

 

Technologies:

Angular

NodeJS

TypeScript

JavaScript

VueJS

Ionic

Cordova

NgRx

 

Recognitions:

TOP Software Development Company on Clutch

TOP App Development Company in Hungary (https://topappdevelopmentcompanies.com/hu/directory/app-developers/hungary)

TOP European Software Development Company (https://apiumhub.com/tech-blog-barcelona/software-development-companies-...)

TOP AngularJS Development Companies (https://medium.com/top-it-firms/top-10-angularjs-development-companies-5...)

 
$5,000+
 
$50 - $99 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2014
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Budapest, Hungary
headquarters
  • 10. Arany Janos
    Budapest, BU 1051
    Hungary
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Software Development for E-Commerce Solutions Firm

“Their senior developers really go the extra mile.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Aug. 2019 - Mar. 2020
Project summary: 

Coding Sans provided a team of junior, midlevel, and senior developers for an e-commerce agency and custom development firm. They worked with Node.js, React, and Microservices.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina
Executive, E-commerce Solutions Firm
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Coding Sans delivered quality work and they clearly have an expert team of developers. They exceeded expectations to ensure their partners got what they wanted. Despite working remotely, they were easy to communicate with, ensuring a smooth process. They treated the project like it was their own.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m an executive of an e-commerce agency and custom development firm.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Coding Sans?

We contacted for part of a program of work for a US-based ticketing company. We brought them on to support us with Node.js and Microservice development.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

The team ranged between 4–6 developers, and they provided senior, midlevel, and junior Node.js developed and a senior architect. We also contracted some React developers towards the end of the project. The most senior resource we hired from them served as the architect for the period of our engagement.

What is the team composition?

The architect and the CEO were our main points of contact.

How did you come to work with Coding Sans?

I found them on Clutch. Secondly, one of our team members met their CEO at a conference. So, we had a connection with them. It wasn’t until a year later that we reached out to them. We checked out their reviews before following up. We checked out 3–4 other firms before selecting Coding Sans.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent about $175,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with them in August 2019 and we wrapped up in March 2020.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We were definitely satisfied with their work. They’re experts in their field—serverless Node.js development.

How did Coding Sans perform from a project management standpoint?

We managed the project, so they used Jira and Atlassian suite.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their senior developers really go the extra mile. There were no issues working with them even though part of the team was based in Europe and the other the west coast of the US. They were always willing to work out of hours, sometimes on weekends, and late nights, to accommodate our clients and the project.

Although they were a subcontractor, they treated the project like it was their own. It wasn’t hard to get them to ramp up around deadlines or certain deliveries.

Are there any areas they could improve?

My only criticism is that I wish they’d been more integrated with our own team. We had several teams working on the project, and it could have been more efficient if the teams were integrated. Part of that is probably due to location. We seemed to figure it out as we went along.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Certainly, be direct about the working rules of the engagement upfront. They’re very transparent and the company will do what they’re saying they’re going to do, so it’s good to be forthright and set expectations right away. They’re an honest firm and truly appreciate that.

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

Software Development Services for Digital Care Company

"Their team is active and well-respected in the software community, using the best practices and modern techniques."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$1,000,000 - $9,999,999
 
Oct. 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Coding Sans assisted with a digital healthcare company’s software development. The team migrated and rewrote code to AngularJS for a healthcare platform. They also focus on optimizing other software products.

The Reviewer
 
200-999 Employees
 
United Kingdom
Chris Marsh
Head of Development, Servelec Healthcare
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The quality of work delivered by Coding Sans is extremely high. Their flexibility is also noteworthy. The team at Coding Sans is full of skilled resources that are honest and open to feedback. Customers can expect a transparent group of developers.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

Servelec is a UK-based company with several divisions: healthcare software, education, and social care. We’re a digital care organization that creates software solutions to manage care avenues in organizations, mainly healthcare.

We have three products, including an electronic patient record solution that sits in the secondary care space in the UK. We focus on mental health and community health organizations. The software covers the patient administration and clinical care within these organizations.

The next product is Oceano, a patient administration system for hospitals. It covers admissions, referrals, and appointment bookings. It has an emergency department module that also records patient care.

The final product is a patient flow solution for managing the bed estate of a hospital. It controls the patient flow through the organization, in terms of what beds and wards there are.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Coding Sans?

Coding Sans assisted with our healthcare software division. We have a large amount of legacy code in our software. We needed to rewrite all of our Microsoft Silverlight in a new frontend framework because it will be going out of support in 2021.

We chose AngularJS through an internal assessment process that looked at several options and organizations that could help us, from automated processes for converting the code to rewriting it ourselves internally. After deciding to use an external partner, we found Coding Sans.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Coding Sans provided web-based development through a broad spectrum of functionalities. Our software is mainly intended for managing and tracking the patient journey through a hospital. It administers referrals, admissions, patient demographics, names & addresses, and clinicians & other hospital staff.

The project was focused on creating an AngularJS version of the Silverlight code, consolidating versions into standard components that could be used across the organization. They developed common consoles for similar features to optimize the use of our software in the future.

How did you come to work with Coding Sans?

We went through a number of online resources and referrals that reviewed a number of organizations. We chose Coding Sans because of their expertise in AngularJS and a history of successful writing solutions. They had a strong portfolio of enterprise-scale solutions and other similar systems we’ve worked on. Their team was also open to our way of working and took that into how they would approach the project.

How much have you invested with them?

Overall, we’ve invested €1 million (approximately $1,100,000 USD).

What is the status of this engagement?

Our ongoing engagement with Coding Sans started in October 2018. Our second project with them began in the summer of 2019, and we’re expected to finish in February 2020.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

In terms of anecdotal feedback, Coding Sans’ quality of work is exceptionally high. Currently, we have two rewrite projects going on. The one that involved Microsoft Silverlight and the other is a new project that involves rewriting a legacy piece of software within ASP.

Their team is active and well-respected in the software community, using the best practices and modern techniques. They’re flexible when it’s time to find resources for our needs and timescales. Along with being an open and honest organization, the communication and working relationship between us was incredibly strong.

We’ve had their engineers come and work on-site with us, and we’ve visited them as well. Coding Sans is transparent in reporting on their progress. Things do go wrong at times because software development is a challenge, but they work with our team to find solutions.

How did Coding Sans perform from a project management standpoint?

There have been projects that they managed and some that we dealt with ourselves. They’ve performed well, working closely with our project management resources and senior team.

Since we’re all managing, tracking, and planning projects together, we share code repositories and communication platforms like Slack. All the engineers can see all the chats, which has helped us react quickly to any problems. Open communication gives us an incredibly good layer of governance and helps us understand any challenges.

What did you find most impressive about them?

As an organization, Coding Sans is open to feedback, reacting to it positively.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Not off the top of my head. On the project management front, their resources are focused on the technical side. A formalized project management resource would help in the future. They now have a dedicated QA engineer. Before they didn’t have one available, but after we highlighted the risk, they reacted accordingly.

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 Development for Tax Technology Solutions Company

"They have a professional attitude and deep knowledge."

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

Coding Sans developed admin features for a tax technology solutions company. The team worked in agile to develop a more efficient method of managing internal processes.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Budapest, Hungary
Stefan Mladenovic
CEO, Taxually
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

While the project ha snot yet been rolled out, it met the expectations of the internal team. Coding Sans is communicative and timely, providing a seamless workflow. The professional team encourages collaboration and ensures both teams are on the same page.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

Our company develops tax technology solutions for a wide array of clients. From SMEs to large corporates we simplify VAT reporting works across EU. I am the CEO of the company responsible for the overall business but mostly for product development.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Coding Sans?

We hired Coding Sans for the development of some of our Admin features.

What were your goals for this project?

To enable a more efficient way of managing some of the internal processes.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We considered 3 companies out of which Coding Sans proved the best. It was easy and quick to agree on the terms. The recommendation came through a contractor we previously provided high quality work.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

We worked in two-week sprints with daily stand-ups. The tasks were assigned and managed efficiently. At sprint closing the grooming went really well and they advised on some architectural improvements that will help improve the front-end code in the future.

What was the team composition?

Two people a senior and junior. They did not change.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Great success. The product still hasn't rolled out to production as it requires a few other components that we are developing in house.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

We communicated through slack, used Google docs for the detailed description of the tasks, GitHub as the code repository and azure devops for the task management and deadline following. The delivery was on time and the team was very responsive and reliable.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

They have a professional attitude and deep knowledge.

Are there any areas for improvement?

Would be difficult to say.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Higher than the Hungarian market average, but at the end of the day you pay for what you get. And what we got is excellent quality.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

AI Distributed Platform for Computer Software Company

"The team owns a solid technical preparation and shows a high degree of patience and availability..."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
Oct. 2016 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Coding Sans supported the design and development of a cloud-based AI platform connected to a REST API. Now, the team serves as a partner for ongoing projects.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Vienna, Austria
Simone Taliercio
Head of Platform & App Dev, Humai Technologies GmbH
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Internal stakeholders are pleased as they met their initial goals. A reliable group, Coding Sans was always available to exchange ideas. They formed a strong partnership built on consistent communication. Their adaptability was a highlight.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

We are a technology company based in Vienna which specializes in providing artificial intelligence and machine learning digital solutions to the industry. Our goal is to create solutions with a maximum impact—helping industrial workers with their daily tasks and providing relief from administrative or repetitive tasks.

We are helping to drive digitalization in creating effective digital tools leveraging technologies like AI and Computer Vision, which are both helpful and easy-to-use for everyone working in the industry. I am working at Humai Technologies as Head of Platform and Application Development.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Coding Sans?

We hired CodingSans for developing an AI Platform providing its services over REST API. Actually, after this project we continued to collaborate with CodingSans for several new products and projects.

What were your goals for this project?

At its core, the system has to provide the ability to combine different artificial intelligence capabilities. It has to be cloud-based with the possibility to migrate between the different cloud provider or even on-premise. Furthermore, the solution has to excel in terms of scalability, monitoring, security and maintainability.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We got in contact with CodingSans and another couple of potential partners. From the beginning, the communication was great and the team convinced us about their technical expertises. Furthermore, CodingSans was able to grant the capacity (in size and seniority) that we needed at that time. Thus, we selected CodingSans as our trusted partner.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

Together, we tackled the designing phase with the aim of starting the development as soon as possible. In facts, the project was managed following agile practices (Scrum). We worked for several months together in 2 weeks sprints and daily stand-ups. CodingSans have implemented a quite cool Microservices architecture, developed code in node.js and python with 100% unit tests coverage and have helped the internal DevOps team to set-up all necessary.

What was the team composition?

The team consisted of cross-skills members such as back-end engineers, software architect, product owner and classical operation engineers.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The project was really strategic for our leadership because it would have supported in acquiring Big customers from the industry. The result was excellent and we met our goals!

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

The team was working remotely, but we never felt the distance thanks to a deep communication over common collaboration platforms. We were able to count on CodingSans presence each time we required a face-to-face brainstorming such as during kick-off phase or project's reviews.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

The team owns a solid technical preparation and shows a high degree of patience and availability when managing critical situations because of time or lack of clear requirements.

Are there any areas for improvement?

It would be awesome to have those guys and girls in the office with us!

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

Content Editor Dev for Marketing Platform

“Their team was talented and passionate about the work."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Jan. 2017 – Apr. 2018
Project summary: 

Hired to support an internal development team, Coding Sans assisted in developing a WYSIWYG editor system.

The Reviewer
 
501-1,000 Employees
 
Budapest, Hungary
Andras Fincza
VP of Engineering, Emarsys
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The system was launched successfully and received positive feedback from users. As a team, Coding Sans smoothly integrated themselves with an internal team and quickly adjusted to new methodologies.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m the VP of engineering for Emarsys, an independent marketing platform. I’m responsible for the quality and culture of our software development.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Coding Sans?

We were developing our Visual Content Editor product, a WYSIWYG editor to help clients create and design their campaigns. We needed development assistance to make the product compatible with multiple channels, including email and push notifications.

What were your goals for this project?

We needed to boost our internal development team. We wanted the project to strengthen the marketing campaigns our customers create. Ultimately, we were aiming to provide a seamless user experience.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We followed a recommendation from a colleague, and they completed an in-office probation day.

Can you go into detail about the services they provided and the scope of the project?

Coding Sans worked alongside our in-house development team and participated in our agile meetings. They created code extensions and integrated them into our editor system. Their team created the plug-ins and applied our test-driven development (TDD) methodology. They used a range of programming languages, including JavaScript and TypeScript. They used Angular.js and React.js for the frontend and Node.js for the backend.

What was the team composition?

The size of their team fluctuated depending on our needs, but they typically provided over four engineers. They supplied both junior and senior developers.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We were able to release our WYSIWYG editor successfully, and our customers were satisfied with the results they experienced. We haven’t found any bugs in their coding.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

We handled all the project management tools, but their team adapted to our methods smoothly and flexibly. Coding Sans worked in our office with our in-house developers and attended the same meetings and planning sessions.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Their team was talented and passionate about the work.

Are there any areas where they can improve?

It'd be beneficial if they could provide more senior developers.

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

Digital Platform Dev for Wealth Management Company

"The stable, reliable system we created together has led to many new opportunities."

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

Coding Sans provided expertise in multiple technologies to complete end-to-end development of an automated financial tool.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Budapest, Hungary
Balazs Faluvegi
CEO, Blueopes
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Paramount to establishing an initial client base, the system Coding Sans created has become a springboard for future growth. The team was eager to grasp the product’s full intent and offered invaluable execution guidance. Flexibility and experience allowed them to easily scale as necessary. 

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

Blueopes is an automated wealth and personal financial management service for asset managers. It uses AI to customize portfolios to user investment goals and value preferences while focusing on socially responsible investments.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Coding Sans?

We hired them for end-to-end development. 

What were your goals for this project?

The goal was to create a fast, streamlined, and easy-to-use cloud base interface that connects to our quantitative analysis and processes an anonymous data feed from our clients.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

One of our quantitative developers recommended them. 

Can you go into detail about the services they provided and the scope of the project?

In addition to developing the frontend and backend of the services using Angular and Node.js, they contributed greatly to the database, quantitative connection, and design implementation processes. 

What was the team composition?

The team consisted of three primary members: a frontend developer, a backend and lead developer, and a dedicated project manager. Additional resources and team members were temporarily added during specific phases. 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The stable, reliable system we created together was instrumental in landing our first big customer and has led to many new opportunities. 

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

The project manager was extremely helpful in translating information from us to the developers. Their use of our productivity and development tracking tools allowed the project to progress smoothly. 

What did you find most impressive about this company?

They are professional and flexible with a strong desire for extensive product knowledge. 

Are there any areas where they can improve?

There are no significant areas for improvement.

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 Dev for Self-Learning Platform

"Every time they provided me a deadline, they met the deadline."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
May 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Coding Sans developed a responsive MVP web application using Meteor and AngularJS. Projects managers and developers provide daily communication and will continue to do so until the product has launched.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Budapest, Hungary
Founder, EdTech Start-Up
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Codings Sans addresses all bugs and issues in a timely manner. Their development process was quick and every deadline was met. From the success of the project so far, the partnership will continue after the launch of the product.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the founder of a small startup set to launch in mid-September. This is an EdTech (education technology) project.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Coding Sans?

I needed a team to develop an MVP version of my product.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

I provided Coding Sans with specifications and wireframes. After that, they developed the project from scratch. The product is a responsive web application that will work on both mobile and desktop. Coding Sans used Meteor and Angular to develop the application.

The platform allows developers to educate themselves about new technologies and new technology practices by watching videos created by other developers. My website is a special version of YouTube with only developer content. At this time, it could be fully launched, but I’m still working on the outreaching timeframe. For now, the app is still small. Coding Sans has handled everything on the product side and they created the project themselves.

What is the team dynamic?

There were 4 junior developers and 3 senior developers on the project. They provided me with a project manager who I had daily contact with.

How did you come to work with Coding Sans?

I used to work with the CEO of Coding Sans in the past. I reached out to him and told him about my idea, and he said he had the resources needed for my project.

How much have you invested with them?

Around $16,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

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

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

They have developed what I asked for. I was involved in the final phase when they finished the product; I found some bugs and some parts I wanted to modify, and they quickly did that. They fixed and modified everything as I asked for. Overall, the product is great.

How did Coding Sans perform from a project management standpoint?

It was really good. I used to work with different teams before this startup. With this project, I felt really involved. I was invited to their development team Slack channel, where I can see all of the conversations about the current issues they’re working on. I was talking to the project manager every day over the course of the project. Overall, it was a good experience.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They were really fast, which was the first thing that I noticed. After the kickoff meeting, it was only about two or three weeks before I saw a working application. For the scope of the project, it was completed very quickly. When we were working on the finalization, they were really fast with fixing and modifying any details I brought up.

Are there any areas they could improve?

It was a really short project, and we didn't have any issues.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Definitely a 5. Since I was always involved in the project, I always knew what was happening. Every time they provided me a deadline, they met the deadline.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    The cost was really good, even for Eastern Europe. I didn’t ask different agencies, but the prices were competitive even compared to freelancers. I got a whole team and not just one or two people.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    I asked for an MVP and I got it. It looks just the way I wanted it to.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    Since we’re going to keep working together, I would definitely recommend them.

Mobile App Dev for Video-Messaging Service Partner

"They’ve never let us down, and I expect they’ll continue to meet our expectations in the future."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Dec. 2015 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Coding Sans conducts mobile app development to support increased user volume, incorporating complex video-messaging and editing features with new backend formats and servers. 

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Hungary
CEO, Video-Messaging Service
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Since joining the team, Coding Sans has contributed to reliable product performance. Their consistent quality, adherence to all deadlines, and eagerness to improve their capabilities drive a productive engagement. 

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the CEO of a video-messaging service partner startup founded in Hungary. We first partnered with Facebook and Kik Messenger and later introduced a chat bot. 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Coding Sans?

We needed a live video edit from archived and YouTube footage as well. If somebody typed a text message and wanted to transport it to a video format, we have several ways to meet this need. Coding Sans helped us select and apply the right technology to make our vision possible.   

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We partnered with Coding Sans after our launch. We had some difficulties with expanding the business because we had much more volume than expected after partnering with Facebook. When they launched the new Facebook messenger, we were their first video partner. Coding Sans helped us find the right balance on the server side using Amazon Web Services.

Additionally, the backend of Node.js was a new format for our developers, and Coding Sans had experience using this platform for Android development. We have a few Android developers on our side, but they couldn’t solve issues related to live editing and synchronizing audio with the video.

How many resources have been assigned to your project?

There are at least 6 people involved in our project. I mainly keep in touch with Coding Sans’ CEO. We used a Scrum methodology and Slack for communication.

How did you come to work with Coding Sans?

They were recommended to us. We were desperate to find the right team, but in Hungary, it’s often hard to find the right talent for an IT job. After we came to the conclusion that we needed to hire a firm that can guarantee the level of quality that we expected, our CTO found Coding Sans. Ironically, they're located a mile away from our office, even though we searched for a provider for 2 years.

How much have you invested with Coding Sans?

We’ve spent $50,000 with them so far.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with them in December of 2015, and we are currently working on another project with them. I plan to use them in the future as well. 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

I really like working with them because of their guaranteed quality and respect for deadlines. If we find bugs, they take care of them quickly. They’ve never let us down, and I expect they’ll continue to meet our expectations in the future.

We measure how well our services are performed, but I’m not sure how to separate those statistics from all the other features that we developed ourselves. Our business depends on both the technology and the content. I think the technology was more important at the beginning but not anymore. Right now, the technology that we provide is the standard for our users, and the content is rather important for them.

How did Coding Sans perform from a project management standpoint?

Most importantly, they respected our deadlines. We trusted Coding Sans because they’re really keen on scheduling. Their project management was great. We had some communication issues at the beginning, but they were solved. At the beginning, they didn’t have project managers, which created some confusion, but that was resolved.

What did you find most impressive about Coding Sans?

They know what they’re talking about. They estimate accurately at the beginning and when we signed the contract. They also deliver 100%. If we ran into any deadline or development issues, they never overcharged us. They are really dependable.

Are there any areas Coding Sans could improve?

They still have some communication issues and could improve their project management. They’re working on doing better. They try to find the right project managers, but the lack of communication can create confusion. 

4.0
Overall Score They’re working on their communication.
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They only missed 1 deadline, but they let us know ahead of time.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    I can’t really compare anything to UK or US prices. They’re really great for our needs.
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They provide a good service, but we expected more innovation. They are fast and open to ideas, but there’s room for improvement.  
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I’ve already recommended them, and I keep coming back.

Web App Dev for Editorial Analytics Platform

“What Coding Sans did was pragmatic and focused on getting us the outcome we wanted.”

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
4.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Feb. 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Coding Sans developed an app that generates publishing stats. They added missing features, gathered user data, tested stability, and built an email service. Currently, they help with small tasks that come up.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
London, United Kingdom
Managing Director, Editorial Publishing Platform
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Although it was outside the initial scope, Coding Sans built solutions that dramatically reduced coding time and project costs. This demonstrated Coding Sans’ proactive and practical approach, which the client appreciated.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

We provide a Software-as-a-service product for getting publishers real-time analytics on product performance. I am the managing director of the company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Coding Sans?

We had a platform rebuild carried out by an agency in the UK. It did not result in a fully completed product, so the Coding Sans team was brought in to finish the job.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Coding Sans worked on our web-based app, which has a Python backend and a JavaScript React frontend. We have primarily worked with two people from Coding Sans’ team, including their CTO and a frontend developer. They built discrete features that were missing from our initial build. It was very much us directing Coding Sans in terms of the features that needed to be built, and what the specifications for them were. We worked on a time-and-materials basis. They performed some DevOps work as well. We were bringing clients onto the platform and had Coding Sans monitor our capacity usage and other factors.

The platform provides real-time analytics for article publishers. It’s a sort of web-scraper technology which pulls in a number of metrics from different sources, displays them in a ReactJS frontend, and serves email updates. Coding Sans built our email update functionality, providing a regularly scheduled service for each user. They did quite a lot of scalability and stability testing, helping us bring more clients on. The architecture up until that point hadn’t been particularly scalable.

Aside from these main functionalities, Coding Sans provided two or three hours of work at a time on small features that had been missing. They also corrected how certain metrics were being displayed. It was a range of data-gathering, email service, and scaling functionalities.

How did you come to work with Coding Sans?

They came through a personal recommendation from someone who had used the team at a previous company and knew some of the Coding Sans people individually. They were recommended as a cost-effective solution. We didn’t have the time for a proper procurement process, so we had an initial conversation, found out they had the skills we needed, and went ahead with Coding Sans.

How much have you invested with Coding Sans?

The cost of Coding Sans’ work has been £15,000. [$20,000]

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with Coding Sans in February or March 2017. Everything has been completed, but I occasionally ask Coding Sans to help out with small tasks.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The way in which our platform had been architected by the initial agency required that, whenever we brought in a new client, a new plug-in had to be written. The Coding Sans team wrote a generic plug-in that worked across 80% of new clients’ websites and required much less bespoke coding. This reduced the time for onboarding new clients from one to two days of coding to 30 minutes on average. This was a significant improvement, and, to be honest, Coding Sans didn’t have to do this. They could have simply offered to build a new plugin for every client and charge us each time. This is the main relevant metric.

How did Coding Sans perform from a project management standpoint?

Coding Sans’ CTO acted as our project manager. We used Slack for communication, with a dedicated channel for him, our developer, and their CEO. They were very responsive, letting us know when someone would be unavailable. It was clear whom we were dealing with.

What did you find most impressive about Coding Sans?

I haven’t dealt with many other agencies, but, compared to the ones I have used, Coding Sans is a pragmatic and outcome-focused group, rather than ideologically wedded to academically interesting ways of doing things. For an early-stage startup in particular, this was a good way of getting what we wanted. They have a can-do attitude, putting in long hours and charging us by the day, not by the hour. What Coding Sans did was pragmatic and focused on getting us the outcome we wanted.

Are there any areas Coding Sans could improve?

The prioritization of what they did could have been a bit better. On one instance, Coding Sans spent a bit of time on DevOps tasks that did need to be done in the long-term, but perhaps not immediately. I’m no DevOps expert, but I do have a reasonable technical understanding. My impression was that there were a couple of days spent on things that weren’t entirely necessary. But, in the grand scheme of things, this was minor compared to the good things done by Coding Sans.

4.5
Overall Score They have been collaborative, pragmatic, and business-focused.
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    By and large, Coding Sans hit almost every deadline that was assigned, but they spent a couple of days on items that were not our biggest priority.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They are based in Hungary and quite remote from us. It’s not to say that this came with no challenges, but they worked for half the price we were paying in the UK and provided a more pragmatic service.
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Everything done by Coding Sans of was good quality. I’ve been in the code base quite a lot and find that they have good standards. Their way of structuring things is sensible and accessible.
  • 4.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    What they were doing was quite spiffy and discrete, rather than being a big project. I would definitely recommend Coding Sans for that type of work, but I don’t have experience with anything else.
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Verification Level
Bronze
VERIFIED
Business Entity
Business Entity Name
Coding Sans Zrt.
Status
Active
Jurisdiction of Formation
Hungary
ID
03-10-100538
Date of Formation
Jul 4, 2016
Last Updated
May 19, 2020
Client Reviews
VERIFIED CLIENT REVIEWS
9
OVERALL REVIEW RATING
4.8
Source
Clutch
LAST UPDATED
May 27, 2020