Skilled professionals for important projects

Developex – team of software professionals, with 19 years old history and large variety of software development and product development experience.

We provide development services by hiring and assigning qualified teams to clients’ projects. With headquarters in Ukraine (Eastern Europe) and a representative office in Canada, we have good clients and partners in all corners of Europe, North America, Australia and Asia.

Our mission and the ultimate goal is to provide the most effective software development teams. And we believe our experience, location, approach, and most important - people, help us to be the best selection for software development outsourcing.

Main services:
Full Software Development Life Cycle
Custom software development
IT Staffing/outstaffing, Offshore Development Center(RDC) - teams of 2-15 developers

Strong skills and expertise in:

  • software for consumer electronics, controlling software for gaming, audio, and PC peripheral devices
  • audio/video processing
  • software for wearable devices, smart devices
  • multiplatform C++, Qt/QML solutions, complex UI
  • embedded software development, firmware
  • web and desktop development
  • mobile apps (native and cross-platform)
  • custom document - , workflow - management and other business-oriented systems
  • messengers, chat apps
 
$10,000+
 
$25 - $49 / hr
 
250 - 999
 Founded
2001
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Kyiv, Ukraine
headquarters
other locations
  • New Westminster, Greater Vancouver
    Vancouver BC V3M 6B9
    Canada

Portfolio

Key clients: 
Corsair, Logitech, AMD, Scull Candy, Trend Micro, Intel, Dell, Wolters Kluwer, Caffeine, Docboss, Pandell, Grabilla, CrowdShot
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DEVICES LOCATION TRACKING APP

Customer: European manufacturer of tracking devices.

Project type: Software for consumer electronics, Consumer Apps, UI.

Technologies: Objective C, Java, Google Maps API, BLE.

Description:

The tracking device works with its dedicated mobile application. When the App senses that the

contact with the tracking device is lost, it alerts you with a sound and registers the last-seen location. Moreover, if you cannot find your car keys or item because they are hidden in one of your desk drawers, you can just open the App and turn on a buzzer, which with its loud tone will help you find the lost object in seconds.

Main Features: 

- It alerts you if you're about to lose an object you've attached the tracking device to.
- It uses Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) to communicate with the tracking device (the maximum range is 10m/30ft)
- It uses Location services to record the tracking device’s last known location, based on your Smartphone's geo-location data.
- It allows you to track your car’s location
- It lets you know when you're close to an object you've attached the tracking device to.
- It uses the tracking device to create a map with multiple pins and share it with your friends.

Check for more details: https://developex.com/portfolio/devices-location-tracking/

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SOFTWARE FOR SMART HOME SYSTEMS

Customer: European manufacturer of smart home systems

Project type: Software for consumer electronics, mobile apps, Consumer Apps, UI

Technologies: Java, Cotlin, Viper, Objective C, Swift, Dependency injection.

Description: The smart home system makes home security simple, as its multi-room protection

technology better protects what you care about most.

Main Features: 

- Hassle - free setup: the app makes the smart home system settings very simple and fast. User just need to plug the device in and to download the app.
- It allows control the HD camera that records and stores footage captured by the device.
- It provides a user with a multi-room protection control
- It includes smart notifications: the app alert a user with live HD video when the smart home device detects something suspicious.
- It learns your unique patterns in just 7 days, and keeps adjusting itself to better protect your home.

Check details here: https://developex.com/portfolio/controlling-software-for-smart-home-systems/

 

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MESSENGER WITH VOICE AND VIDEO CALLS

Customer: North American Software Company

Project type: Consumer app, Realtime Communication, Highload, Messenger, Social app, Mobile (iOS and Android)

Description: Feature-rich, secure, fast, and fun messaging app that allows you to communicate with your co-workers, friends, and family anywhere in the world.

Main Features: 

  • Encrypted messaging, voice & video calls
  • Ability to send photos, videos, documents, and multimedia messages
  • Access your messages anytime with offline messaging
  • Ability to create own stickers, memes and emoji on a fly
  • Anonymous nicknames, so users can create multiple accounts that cannot be linked back the master account
  • The encrypted storage

Check details here: https://developex.com/portfolio/messenger-with-voice-and-video-calls-encrypted-communication-platform/

 

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Software for professional and gaming headphones

CUSTOMER: Large international consumer electronics company.

PROJECT TYPE: Entertainment, Consumer Apps, Software for Hardware, UI.

TECHNOLOGIES: Qt, C++, cross-platform, Dolby Pro Logix II.

DESCRIPTION:

Enjoy legendary audio with zero hassle. You get 2.4 GHz wireless freedom at up to 40 feet, and ten hours of uninterrupted gaming

at a time.

Genuine Dolby 7.1 surround gives you lethally accurate positional audio, and the 50 mm neodymium drivers produce staggering bass, highs, and dynamic range.

Marathon gaming sessions are easy with the microfiber-wrapped ear pads, and you’ll be heard loud and clear with the unidirectional noise-canceling microphone.

More details: https://developex.com/portfolio/software-for-gaming-and-professional-hea...

 

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Player for media streaming device

CUSTOMER: Large international consumer hardware company. 

PROJECT TYPE: Consumer Apps, Software for Hardware, mobile

TECHNOLOGY: Qt Framework, C++, Android, Java, C++, SQLite, multi-platform. 

DESCRIPTION:

This music streaming product was released in early 2012 and quickly gained a reputation for delivering superior sound

performance. This company now offers a complete range of audio products for people of all ages and in various listening environments.

This software gives the ability to browse your local music library, as well as numerous music services such as Deezer, Rhapsody, Wimp, and TuneIn.

Users are instantly updated on the information of currently playing audio and have full playback control through use of the application. 

Developex role: We developed a client for Android that made using Qt Framework. 

Project duration/Team: Less than a year for a team of 3 people. 

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Software and firmware for portable speakers

CUSTOMER: Large international consumer electronics company.

PROJECT TYPE: Software for Hardware, Entertainment, Consumer Apps, Mobile, Firmware.

TECHNOLOGIES: iOS, Objective C, Bluetooth, Android/Java, BLE

DESCRIPTION:

Development of software and firmware for controlling Bluetooth speakers. These wireless speakers integrates with

the application to extend functionality beyond quality sound.

Application features:

  • Double Up — wirelessly connect two speakers together in stereo to Double Up the sound and expand the party. 
  • Alarm — it wakes you up with your favorite songs and music services. Enjoy Spotify playlists and radio, Pandora stations, iTunes and much more. Because the party never actually stops — you just fall asleep. 
  • Customizable EQ Settings — Use the new 5-band custom equalizer to tweak the highs, mids, and lows so that they are just right for your favorite playlists, songs, and genres.

More details: https://developex.com/portfolio/mobile-app-for-speaker-device/

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Cross-platform software for gaming peripherals' control

Customer: Large international consumer hardware company.

Project types: Entertainment, Consumer Apps, Software for Hardware, UI.

Technologies: C++, Qt, QtQuick, JavaScript, Wix, Cocoa, CMake.

Description: Utility engine for advanced gaming keyboards.

 

This powerful and versatile software grants users control of a wealth

of options including:
  • Cross-platform: works on all major desktop operating systems.
  • Adaptive to Display sizes.
  • Connect any number of devices, configure all features supported.
  • Store lighting and actions on device and take it with you.
  • Export your favorite lighting and action profile and share with your friends.

More details: https://developex.com/portfolio/software-for-gaming-devices-control/ 

Desktop motion UI for gaming peripherals

This is the new UI that we are developing at the moment and have some projects going where we are implementing it. This video is a concept we made to show the clients. We believe motion UI or at least elements of motion UI can bring more attention and overall looks much cooler than the static UI most companies on the markets release. So this we see as a way to stand out of the crowd and make people feel a bit

in sci-fi or game.

INTERFACE DESCRIPTION

Typically the project like this consists first from two parts. Design work building full UI flow and motion design elements (designer and motion designer, sound engineer, a bit of software engineer). After that this UI can be created as multi-platform application or native application for the mobile platform.

The budget heavily depends on the goals of the UI and level of effects you would like to implement. Design concept may take 3 to 10 weeks. Implementation of UI may take 3-6 months depending on complexity.

 

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Computer System Monitoring Software

CUSTOMER: Large international consumer hardware company.

PROJECT TYPE: Entertainment, Consumer Apps, Software for Hardware, UI.

TECHNOLOGY: C#, Wix, Ninject, Newtonsoft.Json, Rx.

DESCRIPTION: 

Utility engine for advanced gaming devices.

Functionality

The application provides an overview of the

components inside computer, including any app-capable hardware connected and also temperatures for most major components (CPU, graphics cards, and drives), CPU activity, and graphics cards fans speeds. The icons are movable so user can drag and drop them around the image to simulate the component placement in his build.

Main features:

  • Supports all controllable vendor devices and allows to monitor most important system sensors.
  • Configure hardware for most efficient cooling based on current temperatures or user settings.
  • Provides a variety of pre-programmed modes for fans as well as option to configure a custom fan speed curve.
  • Devices can be directly controlled by software or configured to work in standalone mode.
  • Set up notifications and actions that will prevent computer overheating.
  • Change devices lighting to match other component and create a unique build.

More detailed: https://developex.com/portfolio/system-monitor-software/

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Business intelligence platform

CUSTOMER: Business intelligence startup from California, USA.

PROJECT TYPE: SaaS, staffing.

TECHNOLOGIES: PHP, Angular, Java, Python, MySQL, Hadoop, BigQuery, QlikView.

DESCRIPTION:

Business intelligence platform that delivers:

The proactive distribution of personalized data and context from any data source — from

spreadsheets to Big Data — enabling everyone to make informed decisions quickly and easily. Fastest time to first insight — rapidly deploy your first visualizations, typically in 60 minutes or less. HTML5-based service with both SaaS and on-premise deployment. Mobile clients to provide maximum usability for the users.

Team: 11 senior and intermediate developers, 7 QA engineers, 3 Supports / Technical Sales, 1 Technical Writer, 1 Architect, 1 Business Analyst, 1 Project Manager.

Project duration: The team started with three people and after six years, it has grown to 25 people in Kyiv office.

Expertise required: Team leader who fits the customer team was crucial. Strong technical skills in PHP/MySQL.

Interesting fact: Client has a product owner and architect. At some stage in-house engineers appeared for technical sales and support.

More details: https://developex.com/portfolio/business-intelligence/

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Audio DSP configuration system

CUSTOMER: American manufacturer of consumer audio products.

PROJECT TYPE:Consumer Apps, Software for consumer electronics, Software for professional audio device, UI, Firmware.

TECHNOLOGIES: Qt, C++, Multi – platform.

DESCRIPTION:

Application delivers a powerful user experience, within a clean and intuitive graphic interface.

Once connected, application automatically recognizes DSP and configure its interface appropriately. Launch App in simulation mode to experience its powerful capabilities without connecting a DSP, or create your own custom configurations offline for upload to a DSP product.

SOFTWARE CONTROLS THE FOLLOWING FEATURES:

  • The available Project Levels: Basic, Advanced and Expert.
  • Preset management: create and manage up to ten presets.
  • Input and Output Channel labeling.
  • Inputs Sensitivity for analog inputs. Input Routing and Mixing.
  • Eight EQ Banks.
  • Hight Pass and Low Pass Filters.
  • Speaker Distance Delay Compensation, Additional Delay and Output Polarity.
  • DRC Setup: configures the included wired controller, just the way you want it.
  • Signal Levels: allow to find the relative of all channels in 0.5 dB increments.

More details: https://developex.com/portfolio/audio-ui/

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BLE DRIVERS FOR SPORT AND HEALTH DEVICES

Customer: Large international consumer electronics company

 

Project type:  Health and lifestyle, Consumer Apps, Software for wearables

 

Technology:  BLE, Android Java

Description:

Developex developed BLE drivers used to asynchronously

communicate with multiple BLE sport and health devices:
  • Sport Bracelets;

  • Smart Scales;

  • Smart Dumbbells;

  • Smart Skipping rope, etc.

 

Using the devices you can:

  • monitor, save and analyze your training session results
  • measure physical activity
  • check the quality of sleep
  • keep the heartbeat
  • calculate calories burned
  • signals whether you have incoming calls on your smartphone
  • control your weight, etc.

Check more details: https://developex.com/portfolio/ble-drivers-for-sport-and-health-devices/

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Firmware & App Dev for Gaming Company

"They've cultivated a lifelong relationship with myself and my company."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
June 2019 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Developex developed the firmware and app of a gaming company's flagship product. Working within strict deadlines towards product launch, they built up both the firmware and software of the signature solution.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Los Angeles, California
J. Allan
CEO, Arkade, inc.
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

DevelopEx delivered soft- and hardware that have been integral to the client's business. They've demonstrated their commitment to excellence by diligently troubleshooting and updating the solutions. Their focus on scalability and UX/UI yielded stellar benefits. They're talented and transparent.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am the CEO of Arkade, Inc. a gaming company which develops unique gaming hardware and software.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Developex?

DevelopEx did the majority of our firmware and app development for our signature product, the Arkade Blaster.

What were your goals for this project?

Complete product development on tight deadlines for product launch.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

DevEx is a top tier development firm with a vast roster of talented engineers and developers. Their professionalism, competitive costs, and high level engagement on our projects has generated tremendous value for our company. They've been a pleasure to work with, and we coudln't recommend them more.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

DevEx provides a huge swath of services from hardware to software development. Their company has a catalog of services beyond our own development needs, so I can't even speak to how many services they ultimately provide, but my experience with the services our company needed was phenomenal.

What was the team composition?

DevelopEx enabled us to scale our team sizes at different points in our development from 5 to 20 people, across a variety of engineering and development expertises. They even hired specialty engineers for particular projects with unique demands.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

DevelopEx has helped us develop essential software and firmware for our products which work across many platforms. The commitment to excellence means that they find and repair any bugs, keep software up-to-date across those platforms, all while considering the user experience.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

DevelopEx recommended a project leader who we've stuck with through all of our development. Her honesty, attention to detail, and hard work make her a natural leader.

She had managed variable team sizes at different points in our development from 5 to 20 people, including desktop, iOS, and Android developers, embedded engineers, UI artists, and others. Her background in quality assurance means that her standards for her team are high, and she is able to creatively sort through a variety of complex problems.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

DevEx's best feature has been their leadership, scalability, and competitive pricing. The team has been able to grow and shrink as needed, all under the guidance of a talented project manager, and remain competitively prices in a global market.

An import feature has been the honesty of the team, I need clear headed assessment and honest feedback about problems and the team has been diligent and unafraid to raise any issues. They don't just say something to make a client happy, they deliver on their promises.

Are there any areas for improvement?

There are no obvious issues I've had with my experience at DevelopEx. Nothing is perfect and while I am sure the company could improve in some way, I am unable to assess where my own experience could be improved. I will continue working with them on my current project, and they will be the first firm I call on for all future projects. They've cultivated a lifelong relationship with myself and my company.

5.0
Overall Score Couldn't be happier with the work produces and the experience producing it!
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Available always, even strange hours and off days as we are located in different countries.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    I don't think better pricing exists, when originally seeking development even low cost Chinese firms were shocked by DevEx's pricing
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Exactly as ordered, scope delivered without error, on time, and on budget.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I will absolutely recommend them to others.

Custom Dev & Support for BI Software Solutions Company

"It's unusual to find their level of technical resources and excellent customer service in one company."

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

Developex offers ongoing development and maintenance services for a B2B technology firm's BI product, focusing on technical architecture. They also handle product testing and launches.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Vancouver, Canada
Raili McIvor
General Manager, AutoHouse Technologies, Inc.
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Bolstering their partner's sense of confidence in the overall quality of their product, the team provides strong advice and developments to the BI solution. They take project management seriously, communicating regularly and proactively about progress.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

AutoHouse Technologies provides business intelligence software to the automotive aftermarket across North America; our clients are high-performing collision repair organizations and some of the world’s leading auto manufacturers.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Developex?

Developex provides ongoing custom development and support for our business intelligence product and technical architecture.

What were your goals for this project?

Our shared goal is to provide the best and most responsive product possible.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

Developex did an introductory, short-term project for us; we were very impressed with the results and have relied upon them for our development needs ever since.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

Our product provides very detailed reporting in a simple format; delivering and maintaining it can be fraught with problems because of the nature of data sources and intake. Developex never fails to offer the expertise needed to identify and fix problems. They do everything from db maintenance to product testing to new product launches.

What was the team composition?

We currently have access to a dedicated team of six although that changes from time-to-time depending on requirements.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Developex has never let us down; their excellent work lets us focus on our customers and have great confidence in the product we provide.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

Developex offers the best project management we've worked with yet. They are highly organized, proactive and communicative and provide regular, detailed progress and billing reports.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

It's unusual to find their level of technical resources and excellent customer service in one company.

Are there any areas for improvement?

We have absolutely no complaints.

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 Development for Education Recruiting Platform

"They always find a way to complete each task."

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

Developex built a website for an education recruiting platform. The team developed login dashboards and self-service tools and provided design services.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Denver, Colorado
Brett Isis
Founder & President, Teaching Nomad
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The new site has seen an increase in the adoption of the dashboards, job boards, and tools, allowing the client to handle a higher volume of clients. Developex is accepting of feedback and adaptable. The team works to deliver quality results in a timely and transparent manner.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I'm the president of staffing & recruitment firm focused on the education market in great Asia.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Developex?

We hired developex initially to build login dashboards and self-service tools for our candidates and clients. This also included a job board. This required designing the dashboards and connecting the functionality to our applicant tracking system. Since then, developex has help us with many web related tasks & projects. They've been invaluable to our company.

What were your goals for this project?

A user friendly portal, mobile friendly and modern looking. A simple interface that would encourage user adoption.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

I did discovery calls with 3-4 mid-size software development companies, evaluated their previous work and ask all the hard questions I could.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

design of user interface use of API to connect functionality to our internal applicant tracking system Integration with main website on Joomla CMS Integration of social log in options Creation of job board with custom job alerts

What was the team composition?

one point of contact for project once point of contact for billing/admin 1-2 developers

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Adoption of the dashboards, job boards and self-service tools has been steadily growing since launch. This has streamlined our operations allowing us to handle higher volume and increased margin.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

Through email and project management software. It was quite effective as I could follow progress and provide feedback quickly.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

They always find a way to complete each task.

Are there any areas for improvement?

I know all development companies struggle with hiring enough talent. There's been times when tasks were delayed due to allocation of resource but it was never on urgent items.

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

Dev Partnership with Documentation Software Company

“Developex enables us to scale quickly with a managed team that we don’t have to find.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Mar. 2012 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Developex collaborates with the in-house team and assists with various dev projects. They updated the UI and have updated various technological components, including the frontend and backend languages.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Calgary, Canada
President, DocBoss
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Unlike many other firms, Developex provides consistent resources to meet project needs and to optimize the workflow. The team is organized and does high-quality work, making them a vital partner. Internal stakeholders have been pleased with the quality of their work.

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 president of DocBoss, an industrial document exchange software.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Developex?

We needed a dev partner who could assist our internal team with numerous different projects.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Developex worked on the web-based SaaS platform for document controls and several other modules. They upgraded the user interface and did both backend and database work. We’d originally used JavaScript and HTML5 for the frontend, and Developex moved us to React. They also upgraded PHP for our backend.

What is the team composition?

We have one main point of contact but can interact with the other team members as needed.

How did you come to work with Developex?

We found three firms and gave them each the same small project. Developex did the best work, so we hired them.

What is the status of this engagement?

We partnered in March 2012, and the work is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Developex enables us to scale quickly with a managed team that we don’t have to find. We trust them to find people who can accomplish the work we need to be done. Our internal team has been happy with their work.

How did Developex perform from a project management standpoint?

They have good project management. We usually text, talk in person, or use Skype.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They have an ability to retain staff, which provides us lots of stability across various projects.

Are there any areas they could improve?

They could market themselves better, but I’ve been happy with their 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

Dev Partnership for Business Intelligence Software

"They are successful because of their high level of integrity and a strong commitment to quality."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$1,000,000 - $9,999,999
 
Feb, 2010 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

For nearly a decade, Developex has served as an ongoing development partner for a business intelligence software company. Much of their work involves PHP, Python, and JavaScript updates to a web application.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
San Francisco, California
Marius Moscovici
CEO, Metric Insights
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Communicative and transparent, Developex has been the ideal long-term development partner. Their efforts have fostered a successful software product that has played a critical role in organizational success. Future clients can expect a committed team that takes ownership of its work.

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 of Metric Insights, which is a business intelligence software company. 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Developex?

We engaged Developex when we were looking for engineering support to build out our product.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Developex has been a trusted development partner for many years. In that time, they built out our application—everything from creating the original designs to implementing various PHP, Python, and JavaScript elements. They work closely with us to add components to the application as we provide specifications. They also perform QA and have helped us set up our 24/7 support center.

What is the team composition?

It’s changed over time, but we work with dozens of members on their team. There is a development lead, but we operate in a collaborative environment. Instead of funneling all communication through one person, we work with the appropriate person on the team to do whatever is required.

How did you come to work with Developex?

We initially found them on a website tailored to freelancers. We posted our requirements and originally planned to just make the prototype of the system. Once we engaged with Developex and found the quality of their work to be so high, we decided to retain them as our ongoing development partner.

How much have you invested with them?

Over the years, we’ve spent more than $1 million.

What is the status of this engagement?

Our engagement began in February 2010 and remains ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

They were instrumental in getting our software off the ground and working, and they remain just as vital to our success today.

How did Developex perform from a project management standpoint?

They’re open and transparent in their communication, which really sets them apart. There’s no nonsense, and everything is straightforward.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They are deeply committed to the work. We sense that they feel just as much ownership in the product as we do. They are successful because of their high level of integrity and a strong commitment to quality.

Are there any areas they could improve?

We’ve had ongoing discussions over the years about how to best improve our processes. Most notably, they were very flexible once we switched to an agile methodology, and they’ve worked closely with us to make sure that the changes would be for the best.

5.0
Overall Score They've been a terrific partner.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They've always been mindful of our deadlines.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They are very reasonable.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Their work is excellent.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I have already recommended them several times.

QA Testing for Game Platform

“My team was impressed by their skill level.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
Mar. 2016 - Apr. 2019
Project summary: 

Developex did QA testing and troubleshooting for a mobile gaming platform. They built test plans and automation, performed product validation, and managed the production admin portal.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Sunnyvale, California
Roman Yaroshevskiy
Former Director of QA, Playphone
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Developex built and launched tests that effectively scaled to a platform of millions of users. Trustworthy, transparent, and hands-on, the team operated with integrity and fulfilled requirements on time. They communicated seamlessly and facilitated a smooth internal process.

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 former director of QA at Playphone, a mobile gaming platform.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Developex?

We needed help with QA.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They did QA testing for our platform, which needed to be accessible on different devices and browsers. The technology stack was JavaScript, Angular, MySQL, and MongoDB; for automation, we worked with Python and JMeter.

Developex built test cases and plans, provided feedback on product features, built automation during the regression phase, and performed production validation. A major part of their work was troubleshooting. The team followed up with our developers on known issues. They managed the production admin portal.

What is the team composition?

Developex provided different team members as needed. We communicated directly with the engineers and had access to a project lead for admin issues.  

How did you come to work with Developex?

I reached out to them because I’d worked with them in the past.

How much have you invested with them?

My company spent $200,000-$500,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in March 2016–April 2019.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

They built the performance tests and launched them on time across a platform of millions of users. The team was very trustworthy, which is why I gave them access to the production admin portal.

How did Developex perform from a project management standpoint?

Developex had an offshore engineering team with unlimited resources. They fulfilled our requirements, such as being hands-on and providing regular updates. The team’s communication was excellent, and they spoke fluent English. We communicated via email, chat, and Skype. They were flexible and made themselves available during US business hours

What did you find most impressive about them?

Developex was transparent about costs, and they operated with integrity. My team was impressed by their skill level. They executed a great internal process.

Are there any areas they could improve?

There were occasionally team members that weren’t as skilled or motivated as others. However, this is typical of any big company.

5.0
Overall Score They were transparent, clear, and responsive to my needs.
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Depending on the skill level we needed, sometimes it took a bit longer to find the right talent because of high demand.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I’ve worked with them at my last two places of employment. I will hire them again at my new company.

Software Dev for Skills Intelligence Platform

“They review specs with a curiosity that many developers lack.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
May 2015 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Developex has developed a platform from a prototype to an enterprise-grade product. Using Python and Django, they built the API and data aggregation components. They provide AWS expertise and design services.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
New York City Metro Area
Ilya Zeldin
Founder, 2gnōME
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Developex’s work resolving critical bottleneck junctions has quadrupled the platform’s speed. They are flexible and accommodating, offering a wide range of services and providing resources as needed. Professional and highly skilled, the team communicates well and speaks fluent English.

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 2gnōME, a technology platform in the education space. The platform supports professional development and skills awareness for teachers by using data—like a teacher’s existing level of skills—to personalize the learning experience for every teacher, at scale.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Developex?

We hired Developex to build the platform’s software and code.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Developex has worked on the platform since its days as a prototype through to the enterprise-grade platform we have now. The team developed the platform using Python and Django. They built a data aggregation and analytical component that assesses users and allows them to see the results of the assessment and understand their skills readiness. They also created another component that connects this assessment data to available professional development content. This component uses a lot of algorithmic power to connect the right support and training to each user, at scale. Since the platform must make this connection seamlessly with content that is owned by various clients, schools, and organizations, Developex also developed the platform’s API, enabling integration with different systems.

What is the team composition?

We work with 3–8 Developex team members. My team worked with skilled developers and a middle layer of project management when we needed to work quickly during development. I scaled the team down once the platform was built out, then added expertise for integration. We’ve been able to deploy a graphic designer and an AWS expert as needed.

How did you come to work with Developex?

The project manager that built my platform’s prototype recommended Developex. I also previously worked with them at a very large enterprise IT company.

What is the status of this engagement?

We began working with them in May 2015, and the work is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

During the development of this fairly complex platform, we needed to resolve computational bottlenecks. In addition to all of the architectural and software development work that they were doing, Developex confronted these critical bottleneck junctions by running tests and connecting results to our AWS settings. Ultimately, they quadrupled the platform’s speed. This was a very measurable impact that Developex has had, on top of the platform that they created.

How did Developex perform from a project management standpoint?

The Developex team fosters excellent communication and speaks fluent English. When they attend client meetings or internal discussions, I’m always impressed by their sophisticated language skills, at both professional and conversational levels. Trello is our tool of choice.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Because we are a startup, growth drives our development cycle, so it’s hard to think long-term. We’ve been very satisfied with Developex’s ability to add resources to our team as needed. Their comprehensive, scalable set of services—including front- and backend development, design, and architectural infrastructure work—holistically help an entrepreneur such as myself bring ideas to fruition, and I give Developex the highest praise for that.

Having worked with Developex in both a startup and large enterprise context, I know they can provide a full gamut of support and services. I have gotten to know Developex’s CEO and team personally, and I commend them for their professionalism and expertise. They review specs with a curiosity that many developers lack. This curiosity is an important cultural attribute and manifests itself in the way they approach their work.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, they’re fine the way they are.

Any advice for potential customers?

Try to be specific, because Developex works within specific parameters. To bridge the gap of knowledge quickly, clarify the goal.

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