We develop. You grow

datarockets is a product development company consisting of 20 in-house developers working remotely from Canada and Eastern Europe. Founded in 2014, datarockets have developed 30+ high-quality and scalable custom applications and software for startups and medium-sized businesses.

datarockets builds long term relationships with clients based on trust and honesty, which transitions product development into a fast, easy, and fun process.

datarockets works in different areas, the main condition for us is to believe in the products we are working on. For the last 6 years, we have been building products for the following industries:

  • FinTech
  • Ride Sharing
  • Entertainment
  • Social Media
  • Social Network
  • Real Estate
  • Human Resources
  • SaaS
  • Marketing
  • Healthcare
  • IoT

Our team will become a reliable partner for custom web and mobile development as well as product strategy and business analysis.

Custom Web and Software Development

We develop custom web applications and software that solve business problems, improve customer services, and automate business processes. By understanding the business problem in the first place, we determine technology choice, work approach, and development milestones.

Main technologies for web and software development:

  • Ruby on Rails
  • Node.js
  • React.js

Mobile Applications Development

Whether you need a native IOS, Android, or React Native app, datarockets will develop a product your users will love. We build custom mobile applications of any complexity for different business needs which are scalable in the future.

Main technologies for mobile development:

  • React Native
  • Java, Kotlin (Android)
  • Swift (iOS)

Product Management

Over the last 5 years in the software development industry, besides actual product building, we have also been transferring our own ideas into product strategy, UX, and design. Our priorities are to understand a client’s business and help achieve their goals.

Additional services:

  • Product Strategy
  • Business Analysis
  • UX & UI
 
$25,000+
 
$25 - $49 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2014
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Portfolio

Key clients: 

Nike, Wargaming, HolacracyOne, GlassFrog, ActiveDemand, Pixel Dreams, American Estate & Trust, G-plans, Shift, Toronto Experts, WeFindVenues, KometSales, EasyKicks, Yemen Portal, Carvanro, BeVital, Bikepics, Dev.by, MeYou, EveTab, Killi, Freckle, Coins.live, Metalyfe, Matchbox.by,

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GlassFrog - SaaS empowering Holacracy in organizations

https://www.glassfrog.com/

a SaaS platform that helps organizations to implement Holacracy. Holacracy itself is an agile organization structure that works perfectly for startups and modern companies. GlassFrog makes it possible to manage employees, their roles and responsibilities in a simple and visual-rich way. We’ve been working on GlassFrog for a few years

already and implemented a variety of features: from UX improvements to complex integrations with tools like Asana and Slack.

The case study about SaaS app development.

Tech stack: Ruby on Rails, PostgreSQL, ElasticSearch, Webpack, ES6, CSS Modules, React, D3, Jest, GraphQL, React Relay, Flow types, Docker, Kubernetes

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G-plans & Shift - Fitness and health tracking apps

The application that allows users to lead healthy lifestyles under professional supervision. In the G-plans app users can manage their food and water intake, count calories, follow customized nutrition programs with suggested recipes, and appoint calls with nutrition experts.

datarockets team worked on optimizing the codebase, fixing bugs, setting up video streaming services, implementing push notifications, on-boarding

flow for new users, and other features.

The case study about health app development.

Tech stack: React Native, RN Navigation, RN Config, Redux, MobX, IAP, Intercom, Async Storage, Facebook SDK, Firebase, Google Fit, Apple Health, MixPanel, Appsflyer, Bitrise

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Toronto Experts - On-demand business coaching platform

A web platform that connects startup founders and IT experts in Toronto, Canada. With this platform, you can select your startup stage, book a mentorship session, pay for it and have a conference call with your mentor.

datarockets team helped the client to run an experiment and implement an MVP solution to validate their idea. We have built

the web application from scratch, implemented a booking feature and integrations with calendar, email and Google Hangouts.

 

Tech stack: Ruby on Rails, PostgreSQL, RSpec, Mandrill API, React, Bootstrap3

https://torontostartup.ca/

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Killi

an application on Android & iOS which allows consumers to earn money every time someone wants to purchase their personal data. Personal data trading market is huge, brands pay companies like Facebook insane amounts of money to get their user data and use it for their marketing purposes. Killi aims to make this whole market transparent and return personal data possession back to people.Our major challenge on Killi was its

stabilization. When we started working on the project it suffered from bugs and performance issues. We’ve improved the code quality iteratively, migrated to a new API and increased user data security. For better user experience, we improved location tracking accuracy.


https://www.killi.io/killi-app/


Tech stack: JavaScript, React, React Native, Redux, React Navigation, Jest, Styled Components, ES6, Firebase, Intercom, Crypto JS

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ActiveDemand - marketing automation platform

A HubSpot alternative for businesses to automate their marketing activities. The platform combines email marketing tools, social media management tools, call tracking software, landing page builders, and integrates with popular CRMs and other marketing tools.

datarockets team was focused on improving the project infrastructure, managed CRM integrations, and integrated some new based on Rest API, SOAP, Facebook Graph AI,

created several specific features like Content Moderation process, Social Media Multi-Post, and custom Task Management subsystem.

Tech stack: Ruby on Rails, PostgreSQL, Webpack, ES6, JQuery, Kibana

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WeFindVenues - Venue booking platform in the UK

a UK-based platform that allows finding venues for your events easily. Everything users need to do is to describe their event, venue requirements and the platform will automatically match best venue options. Users receive proposals from venue administrators, compare them in real time and make their choice.

We’ve been working on the last portion of platform updates such as messages, admin panel, venue profile improvements

and many more.

https://wefindvenues.com/

Tech stack: Ruby on Rails, Postgresql, Vue.js, Bootstrap, Jquery, Erb, Slim, SCSS

 

 

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Coins.live - mobile

A web and mobile app that helps users in the crypto trading market. It provides live and historic cryptocurrency prices, crypto portfolio tracking, alerts, news, charts, and detailed coin data.

datarockets team worked on rebuilding the web application from scratch using Node.js and React stack and optimizing it for GoNative environment. We

were doing SSR (server-side rendering) with authentication, including Facebook auth and added Google ReCaptcha-v2 integration. Later we built mobile apps on React Native and supported the GoNative app while a new one was under development.

https://coins.live/

 

Tech stack: Node.js, Next.js, React, Redux, Pug, Highcharts, AWS (Cloudflare, ElasticBeanstalk), React Native, RN Navigation, Detox, Facebook SDK, Firebase, Fastlane, Bitrise

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Ad-supported Digital Signage Platform

A complex of web applications and hardware devices (terminals) that help businesses to generate passive income from their digital screens. The product turns businesses’ TVs or digital screens into advertising platforms that can show different kinds of content (images, videos, and RSS feeds) mixed with ads. 

Our team was automating routine business processes, resolving technical issues as customer support, stabilized the

application and prepared it for a high load, and improved the codebase by covering it with tests. 

A case study about advertising platform development.

Tech stack: Ruby on Rails, Postgre SQL and Redis DBs, Delayed job, Que and Sidekiq job schedulers, AWS (EC2, S3, Route53, Elasticache, ELB, OpsWorks, RDS, AutoScaling), Terraform, Raspberry Pi 3, Python, C

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EasyKicks

a Nike Inc. owned project for kids. The platform allows to rent a pair of kicks for a certain period of time and swap the kicks when the kid outgrew them. We created a user-friendly web and mobile apps on React Native for parents with signing for a membership, ability to search for items, choose a color/size and buy them via the apps.

Tech stack

WEB: React, React Native, Lottie, Bootstrap, Jest

API: Nodejs (+ Hapi), Postgres, Firebase, Stripe

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accuBITZ

A platform that allows to buy and sell cryptocurrencies for retirement or personal cash account in a simple and safe way. Users can buy, sell, and track bitcoin transactions in the app. There’s an ability to create an account in the app, top it up via regular bank transfers or bank API, and get money back on a bank account or crypto wallet. Our team has been working on authentication/authorization, notifications, accounts

support, bank accounts management.

Tech stack: React, Pug, Redux-Saga, Styled-Components, Jest (+Enzyme), Flow, Storybook

https://accubitz.com/

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Level counter for Munchkin (board game)

Applications for Android & iOS for the Munchkin card game. It helps gamers count their levels and strengths and shows simple game analytics. The application has open-source code.

That was a pet project for our team and we invested only 2

months into the apps’ development in total but had beaten our competitors with zero investment in marketing.

The case study about mobile app development with open-sourced code.

Tech stack: Java, Kotlin, Swift, MPAndroidChart, MagicalRecord, Charts, Swinject

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Coins.live - platform for crypto trading market

A web and mobile app that helps users in the crypto trading market. It provides live and historic cryptocurrency prices, crypto portfolio tracking, alerts, news, charts, and detailed coin data.

datarockets team worked on rebuilding the web application from scratch using Node.js and React stack and optimizing it for GoNative environment. We

were doing SSR (server-side rendering) with authentication, including Facebook auth and added Google ReCaptcha-v2 integration. Later we built mobile apps on React Native and supported the GoNative app while a new one was under development.

 

Tech stack: Node.js, Next.js, React, Redux, Pug, Highcharts, AWS (Cloudflare, ElasticBeanstalk), React Native, RN Navigation, Detox, Facebook SDK, Firebase, Fastlane, Bitrise

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Dev.by - Belarusian IT community platform

The most popular IT resource in Belarus. Here you can find any information about the Belarusian IT community lifestyle, interesting events, jobs in leading companies and more. 

Tech stack: Ruby on Rails, MySQL, Elasticsearch, JavaScript, LinkedIn API

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Carvanro - on-demand ride sharing platform

An online platform where passengers and drivers going the same direction can meet and arrange travel plans. The platform has a number of features like driver profile verification, messaging, user ratings, handy rides search.

Tech stack: Python, Flask, Postgres, SQLAlchemy, API Blueprint, Elasticsearch, React.js

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Yemen Portal - mobile app

A non-profit initiative helping people of Yemen to access objective and proven information about events related to their country. It became a huge problem for People in Yemen and we built a solution that implies machine learning and data clusterization algorithms to analyze information from different sources.

 

Tech

stack: Ruby on Rails, Javascript, Postgres, Sidekiq, NMatrix, Lucene, React Native
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Bikepics - a social network for bikers

A social network for bikers with more than 1 million audience. On this platform bikers can share their bike's photos & videos, comment on them, vote, follow each other and much more.

Our team rebuilt this platform from scratch using Nodejs, implemented a new design, and optimized UX. We integrated the platform with ads service, analytics

tools, and Facebook for authorization.

 

Tech stack: Node.js, Sails.js, MySQL, SCSS, Pug, AWS

 

 

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Metalyfe

A blockchain-based platform in gaming industry with its own cryptocurrency allowing to connect various third-party applications into one ecosystem. Our team was responsible for mobile wallet application and integrating with third-party SDKs.

Tech stack: React Native, MobX, OneSignal, Detox, Objective-C, Java, Ethereum

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BeVital - Human analytics platform for teams

A human analytics platform, currently in the MVP stage. With beVital you can track your personal data such as book readings, time spending, daily vices, and rituals. The platform makes data tracking social with teams and comments. It also provides a simple visualization of your data and data analytics that helps people to understand their

feelings and behaviour better.

datarockets team built the platform from scratch and participated in product strategy which resulted in a number of features that have been implemented & adopted.

 

Tech stack: Ruby on Rails, Rspec, Mandrill API, Google oAuth, React.js, Chart.js, Redux, Postgres

​​​​​​​https://vital.pixeldreams.com/sign_in

 

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Meyou - a conferencing software

A conferencing software helping business people meet each other. On the main screen of a particular conference you can see all of the guests and initiate a chat with anyone. Also, there is a special feed with tweets, Instagram photos and FB posts from events.

Tech stack: Node.js, Sails.js, MongoDB, WebSockets

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Evetab

Mobile apps for Android & iOS, that helps people access the hottest nightclubs in Toronto, Canada. The app allows you to plan your nightlife, make payments via bluetooth, and get VIP access to partnering nightclubs. 

 

Tech stack: Ruby on Rails, Sinatra, MongoDB, ROM, RSpec, Java, Swift

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Yemen Portal

https://beta.yemenportal.net/

a non-profit initiative helping people of Yemen to access objective and proven information about events related to their country. It became a huge problem for People in Yemen and we built a solution that implies machine learning and data clusterization algorithms to analyze information from different

sources.

Tech stack: Ruby on Rails, Javascript, Postgres, Sidekiq, NMatrix, Lucene, React Native

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Platforms for job seekers in Belarus

A web application developed for IT companies and job seekers in Belarus. It has a built-in recommendation system that matches vacancies and candidates, also it has a highly adaptive interface, powerful search and written using the SPA approach (Single Page Application).

Tech stack: Ruby on Rails, MySQL, Elasticsearch, JavaScript, LinkedIn

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Custom Software Dev for Organization Management Startup

“I was expecting to augment our capacity, but I wasn’t expecting that it would actually improve our standards.”

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

datarockets modernized legacy code and improved code standards for an organizational management company. They developed new features using Ruby on Rails, GraphQL API, React, Relay, and Webpack.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 employees
 
Denver, Colorado
Lewis Hoffman
Partner, HolacracyOne, LLC
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

datarockets is extremely knowledgeable and they deliver exceptional code. They team reliably provides high-quality work while meeting their deadlines. They’re committed to technical excellence and will go above and beyond to exceed their partner’s expectations.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am a partner at HolacracyOne. We do holacracy, which is a new approach to organizational management. It is not a hierarchy, but it also isn’t flat; it is a distributed authority system. We provide training, consulting, and we have software products to support the process.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with datarockets?

We wanted to grow our development capacity and be able to add more features as cost-effectively as possible. They came in as development support to augment our staff, and became a part of our team.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They focused primarily on GlassFrog development, which is a software product that supports a company running Holacracy. It has support for the specific kinds of meetings that you do in a holacracy organization and it keeps track of all the governance records in the structure of the organization.

There is a long list of features that they have worked on at this point. There is a lot of legacy code involved. They have taken on leadership role surrounding our code standards and developing a modern codebase.

We’re using Ruby on Rails on the backend, and we now have GraphQL API, and the frontend is React and Relay. We adopted Webpack as the build system for the frontend, but we had a lot of stuff in the older asset pipeline packaging system.

What is the team composition?

It has varied over time. I think we started with two or three people, and we have been as large as five. We had five up until recently, but with the pandemic, we had to scale back a little bit to three people.

How did you come to work with datarockets?

A colleague found them initially, but he is not with the partnership anymore. With datarockets, it looked like we could grow our team cheaper than hiring all US-based partners.

How much have you invested in them?

We have spent between $250,000–$500,000 so far. We pay between $10,000–$25,000 a month as the team size has gone up and down.

What is the status of this engagement?

We began working with them in April 2017, and the work is still ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

I would say that in some ways, bringing them on board was an upgrade of our development culture which I wasn’t necessarily expecting. We have a number of smart developers in the space. I was expecting to augment our capacity, but I wasn’t expecting that it would actually improve our standards. I was surprised that they improved our development culture as well as our technical excellence. I think that says a lot about the quality of the developers that they brought.

They were familiar with all the relevant technologies, and in fact, have been able to show us things and nuances in the same tech that we’ve been using for years. They have that level of knowledge.

How did datarockets perform from a project management standpoint?

They have been very consistent and have delivered reliable and predictable results. They help support a pipeline that we can rely on. We have maintained a pretty consistent feature velocity. We track things in Pivotal Tracker and at this point, more of our story feature points are done by the datarockets team than our internal developers. We also use Slack and have daily stand-ups on Zoom. We are a remote company and Slack is the company communication hub.

They really feel like equal partners in the development to our internal folks. They have a really solid overall agile development skillset. They came in and plugged into our process pretty easily. Even while managing several priorities, they are able to make good judgment calls themselves.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their commitment to technical excellence is impressive. They have high standards for the quality of code.

Recently, datarockets finished moving all of the JavaScript into the new system. It wasn’t something that we pushed necessarily, but it was something they had to drive to do. They did a good job of balancing that with the feature development but not getting so involved in it that it took away from feature development.

Are there any areas they could improve?

There is a range in the skill level or experience level of the developers in our team. It is almost like there is almost a senior developer level, and then junior developers. It is a mix and it is a blanket price per hour for a developer. That is totally fine because on average it is an amazing deal and I wouldn’t expect to be able to get all senior people at that price point, but it is nice to have at least some more senior people. I don’t know if that is an area of improvement, but more sort of a reality.

5.0
Overall Score It seems like it has worked really well for us.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    We mostly don’t work to deadlines, but I haven’t had any problems with scheduling.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    I feel like they are comparable quality developers to US-based people we would hire here and for way cheaper.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

CRM Integrations & Full Stack Dev for SaaS Company

"They thought through what we wanted to accomplish and gave us good feedback."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Feb. - Dec. 2019
Project summary: 

datarockets provided full stack development services to manage a development backlog for a SaaS company. They directed CRM integrations and developed functionalities using Ruby on Rails to enhance a product.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Canada
CTO, SaaS Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

datarockets delivered high-quality products that facilitated successful launches to clients. The team was engaged and executed on responsibilities effectively, which resulted in improvements to workflows. They facilitated collaboration to encourage advancements and ensure a productive partnership.

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 CTO of a SaaS company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with datarockets?

We hired them to assist with our development backlog. We had trouble hiring people locally, so we decided to outsource.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

datarockets managed several CRM integrations and created features to improve our product. They integrated our product with other companies’ systems as well as focused on frontend and backend web development tasks using Ruby on Rails. 

What is the team composition?

We mostly worked with two developers but engaged a total of four for a short period of time. 

How did you come to work with datarockets?

We searched for companies and found that datarockets is based in Toronto, which we liked. 

How much have you invested with them?

We spent around $150,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in February 2019 and ended our engagement in December 2019.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

datarockets produced good work that we reviewed frequently. Their team put together many features that we released to clients. 

How did datarockets perform from a project management standpoint?

datarockets had good processes that we still use. When they started on a new task, their team needed time to ramp up because our codebase is complex. They dug into projects and gave good suggestions. We appreciated their ideas.

What did you find most impressive about them?

My partner worked with other outside providers and found many didn't consider the big picture. That wasn’t the case with datarockets. They thought through what we wanted to accomplish and gave us good feedback. We changed the course of the project because of their feedback. 

Are there any areas they could improve?

We only had a bit of trouble with the time difference. Their developers were in Belarus, so they started working in the early hours of our morning. If they ran into any issues, they couldn’t get feedback until a few hours later. We developed processes to mitigate that as a problem.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

If you’re going to hire datarockets but don’t have someone who is technically strong to work closely with them, take advantage of their project managers. We didn’t do that because I worked with them directly. 

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

Ruby on Rails Platform Dev for Events Company

“Their communication is second to none, and they have a well-organized workflow.”

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

datarockets oversees bug fixes and ongoing support for an event platform that connects venues with customers. They’re now working on an improved build of the site.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
London, United Kingdom
Paul Moynihan
Managing Director, wefindvenues
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

datarockets maintains a structured development process, organizing communication channels by purpose to streamline the development process. The team is also committed to providing internal feedback, which helps individual members improve.

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 managing director of wefindvenues. We’re an online platform that connects venues with customers looking to host corporate events (e.g., meetings, conferences, incentive trips, parties). We predominately serve locations in the UK with about 2,000 venues currently listed and 5,000 spaces for hire.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with datarockets?

One of our founders had originally built the platform in Ruby on Rails but left to start on a new project. So, we reached out to datarockets to take over the development support.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

datarockets initially joined the project to fix bugs and sort out the platform’s infrastructure. Every few weeks, they would address any issues we had and make minor improvements. Since then, we’ve expanded their role to include developing the latest iteration of our product. They’re currently working to improve the way venues interact with our platform.

What is the team composition?

The main team consists of a project manager and two developers. I coordinate with the project manager to determine what we’re doing and occasionally contact the others through Trello. I also speak with their CEO to sort out payments and schedule time slots.

How did you come to work with datarockets?

We found them on Google while searching for affordable Ruby developers. Our technical lead interviewed their team and felt confident in their abilities, so we moved forward with them.

What is the status of this engagement?

Their work started in October 2018 and is ongoing. We’re planning to enter a roughly 6-week project with them to develop a new iteration of our platform.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

So far, they’ve only fixed bugs and made minor improvements, but my team is a lot happier now that we have development resources who can address problems as they occur. We look forward to working with them on our platform’s next iteration.

How did datarockets perform from a project management standpoint?

Their project management skills are fantastic. We communicate through specified channels to keep organized, including Trello, Slack, and weekly planning meetings. The team keeps me updated without being prompted, and they never hassle me with unnecessary questions.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their communication is second to none, and they have a well-organized workflow. I appreciate their insistence on maintaining a routine. We have calls on specific days at specific times and use Trello and Slack for designated purposes. I also like that they’re self-critical. During weekly meetings, they give each other feedback on their work, which keeps everyone accountable and yields effective change.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, I don’t have anything to add.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Follow their lead and trust them because they have a brilliant way of working.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They’re far more affordable than local developers, and they work well with our budget.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Human Analytics Platform Dev for Branding Agency

"Their work was amazing, and the way they managed the work was equally impressive."

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

While an in-house team managed the design, datarockets used React Redux to development a human analytics platform that monitors individual and team performance by tracking myriad factors.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Toronto, Canada
Kal Sayid
CEO, Pixel Dreams
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The platform is used internally daily, but it has yet to be released to the public because of logistical reasons. The technology operates well for its current state, a result of datarockets’ collaborative and organized approach. Their timely and relevant input helped create a successful 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 am the CEO and founder of Pixel Dreams. We are a branding agency that specializes in communications, design, and strategy.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with datarockets?

We worked with datarockets to develop a human analytics platform.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

The type of development work that we do is limited to marketing websites. This was our first attempt at a technology build of this magnitude. Our internal team managed the design while datarockets coordinated the development. In choosing datarockets, we selected a company based on its skill set, but we also relied on their team to consult us as we traversed this project.

They used React Redux to build the platform, which serves as a tool to collect individual and team performance data. For example, we’re able to track the quality of sleep and how it changes for each person based on a number of factors—including caffeine intake and whether or not somebody has napped or meditated. It allows us to examine and maximize team performance.

What is the team composition?

We worked with Pavel (CEO, datarockets) and the rest of his team.

How did you come to work with datarockets?

Another business owner referred them to me. We had collaborative introductory conversations. I felt confident that they could sufficiently guide us through the project.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent in the range of $50,000–$200,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We have the project on hold as we evaluate growth opportunities and our business model. Our engagement began in January 2017, and our last sprint was in July 2018. As our team grows and we develop a more refined budget, we will resume working with datarockets.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We are not yet prepared to release this platform to the public as we had planned. It’s not complete, but that is because of our decisions, not because of datarockets’ effort. Even though we have no external users, we use it at our company every day. Regarding that goal, it’s been successful.

How did datarockets perform from a project management standpoint?

I’m a process-driven person, and I run my company similarly. Project management and account management details are essential to me. While working with datarockets, I noticed how well organized they are. We coordinated the project through Trello and Asana. They have an open and transparent communication approach with their team. In fact, we have adopted many of their practices at my business, so now we have much more collaborative conversations to explore all ideas. We had a great feeling of partnership and camaraderie with them.

What did you find most impressive about them?

I’ve been impressed with their collaboration and superior technical ability. Their work was amazing, and the way they managed the job was equally impressive.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, I cannot pinpoint an area that requires improvement.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

It’s important to be involved in the process.

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

Web App Dev for Professional Learning Marketplace

"They’re willing to adopt a partner’s mindset and coach them along using their own extensive experience." 

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Jan. 2017
Project summary: 

datarockets built a web app that connects buyers and sellers of professional training resources.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Toronto, Canada
Owner, Professional Training Marketplace
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The platform was launched successfully. datarockets provided consistent communication and worked as quickly as the project’s circumstances allowed. They excel at viewing challenges from other perspectives and using their expertise to guide products and decision-makers through development.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m the owner of a company that allows people to learn from experts in their field.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire datarockets?

I needed to develop a web application.

What were your goals for this project?

I wanted to reduce the friction involved in trying to learn from other professionals in one’s field.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

They came highly recommended by other businesses that have used their services in the past.

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

They helped flesh out my idea and collect requirements. They then developed the platform, which allows professionals to offer/sell their time and expertise to people who are interested in learning from them.

What was the team composition?

We worked with a team lead and two developers.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

My platform is live and functional.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

They managed the project through Trello, and we scheduled daily meetings to discuss progress and tackle new obstacles. We also communicated via Slack. They worked as quickly as possible, which often depended on me answering questions promptly. They delivered within my timeframe and fulfilled my quality requirements.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Aside from their quality of work, datarockets excels at and cares about teaching. They’re willing to adopt a partner’s mindset and coach them along using their own extensive experience.

Are there any areas where they can improve?

They’re great as they are, so I’m sure they’ll find ways to continuously improve.

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