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Founded in 2016 by experienced former Microsoft and VISA engineers with marketing offices in Seattle and NYC and a state of art offshore development center in Pakistan. 

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$10,000+
 
$25 - $49 / hr
 
10 - 49
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Mobile App Dev for Machine Learning Fashion Platform

“The team is knowledgeable, reliable, and responsive. They’re able to make sense out of chaos.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Jan. - Aug. 2019
Project summary: 

DevFactori developed an iOS app for fashion designers. They wrote a custom machine learning algorithm that would automatically match clothing items to create outfits.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Seattle, Washington
Cristian Bocseri
Co-Founder, Fabsty Studio, LLC
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Although the app has only recently launched, it’s already earned positive reviews from users. DevFactori stayed on top of the project, collaborating easily with internal stakeholders to ensure proper functionality.

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 co-founder of Fabsty Studios LLC, a fashion platform.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with DevFactori?

I hired DevFactori to build an iOS app for fashion designers that would mix and match clothing to create outfits.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement? 

DevFactori was involved in nearly all aspects of the project. They set up the backend and databases, implemented my existing UI into the frontend, and wrote out the algorithms for the machine learning component. To make sure we had the proper AI rules down, they worked extensively with a fashion stylist.

The algorithm would allow users to automatically create outfits using pictures of items uploaded from their wardrobe. Users could then categorize outfits based on specific occasions and share them with other users via messaging.

We’ve recently launched the app a few weeks ago, and they’ve fixed all bugs that have come up.

What is the team composition? 

I mainly worked with Usman (Founding Partner, DevFactori), but there were a few other people involved.

How did you come to work with DevFactori?

I found them on LinkedIn and Upwork and contacted them there. Usman was really knowledgeable and understood what I was looking for. I also liked that he was backed by a team that could deliver in my timeframe.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent about $40,000. 

What is the status of this engagement?

Their work lasted from the end of January–August 2019.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Since we’ve launched, the feedback has been great. People have started downloading the app, and we’ve received a couple of great reviews so far. Now, it’s all about marketing our product.

How did DevFactori perform from a project management standpoint?

They were on point. If we had any issues, they would quickly get on them and fix them. There were a few miscommunications here and there, but that’s with any project. They were always able to easily resolve those cases.

What did you find most impressive about them?

The team is knowledgeable, reliable, and responsive. They’re able to make sense out of chaos.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, I don't have anything bad to say about them. 

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Be open about what you’re looking for from the beginning and work with Usman to set up realistic milestones.

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

HIPAA-Compliant Mobile Dev for Clinical Support Company

“Considering our budget and time constraints, they were able to create a robust app.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Feb.- Jun. 2018
Project summary: 

In addition to the iOS and Android applications, DevFactori also developed a backend administrative web application. The HIPAA-compliant app offers secure features and integration with Apple and Google Pay.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Portland, Oregon
Brian Klem
CEO, Womb Inc.
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

DevFactori delivered a functional mobile application that exceeded predetermined requirements. Their ability to look at the project in its entirety in order to create a manageable timeline allowed them to finish the app within five months.

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 and CEO of Womb Inc. We provide clinical support for people who are trying to get pregnant, expecting, or parenting an infant.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with DevFactori?

Because we have a virtual clinical product and because we are serving mostly millennial women, we knew we needed to have a really great set of mobile applications in order to offer the greatest experience. We didn't have any mobile apps before, we'd just been piecing together different web-based software, so it was time to get our first mobile app.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

In addition to providing iOS and Android development, they also developed the backend for an administrative web application for us. The mobile app offers users a secure way to create an account through an authorization code, and then they're able to set up a passcode or Touch ID. Once they have an account, they answer a series of short personal questions that will personalize their experience; the home screen features tips for the user based on their pregnancy status. Unlike similar apps, ours also offers users the ability to invite a partner or spouse to share certain features. In addition to making appointments, users can also use the app's secure chat feature to chat with medical providers. We also provide a resource library for users to find articles and videos on pregnancy.

We offer a free version of the app as well as a paid premium version. The DevFactori team set up integration with Apple Pay and Google Pay, so premium users are able to simplify their payment process.

What is the team composition?

I was in regular contact with the development team lead.

How did you come to work with DevFactori?

We posted a short job description that included our technology preferences and our development goals and timeline. DevFactori responded to one of our advertisements and I met with one of their developers, who seemed to understand our requirements and suggested a different technology than the one we'd posted. I appreciated that they seemed invested in understanding our ideas, so we chose to work with them.

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked with them from February 2018 until June 2018. They've hit all the milestones we established, and we're expecting a July 2018 launch.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

It’s still too early for any feedback or data that demonstrates the app's success. That being said, not only did DevFactori develop our vision, but they added their own ideas and insight and made it better than we thought it could be. We expect it to be a huge success for the company.

How did DevFactori perform from a project management standpoint?

They didn't simply look at our requirements and build what we asked for, but instead, took the time to understand what we wanted and offered creative suggestions based on our objectives. They looked at the entire project in order to divide it into a realistic timeline that included five, monthly milestones. Each milestone included the tasks necessary to achieve that month's deliverables and the cost of that work. We communicated through Slack and had weekly meetings to discuss anything unexpected that arose.

What did you find most impressive about them?

I was impressed by the pace at which they were able to deliver the features we asked for. Considering our budget and time constraints, they were able to create a robust app.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Determine the business and feature requirements as thoroughly as you can, as far in advance as you can, before you begin a development phase.

5.0
Overall Score This was an important project for us, and it was executed as well as I could have hoped.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They were responsive and always met our monthly milestone goals.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    We could have chosen a different developer for twice the cost and half the functionality.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Web & Mobile App Dev for Live Event Listings Platform

"They’ve been instrumental and a lifesaver for our business."

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

DevFactori did full-stack development on an existing website to improve performance. They also built native iOS and Android apps. Ongoing work focuses on bug fixes, backend algorithms, and a user portal.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Seattle, Washington
David Richardson
President, Eventsfy
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The developers are highly skilled and deliver in a timely manner. Enhanced functionalities have had measurable impacts that portend well for future growth. The team maintains daily communication in a collaborative environment that’s better suited to newer technology projects than older platforms.

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 Eventsfy, which sells tickets for live performances across the United States. We focus on the arts and new bit comedy theater.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with DevFactori?

Our website’s old PHP platform didn’t have the capabilities we needed to move forward. We hired a development firm to update the platform, APIs, and data analysis. However, they botched the job. It’s at that point we hired DevFactori to help us transition to a new backend.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

First, they assigned a person to resolve the existing bugs. This has been an ongoing process, requiring daily updates. DevFactori also enhanced our backend with a new algorithm that imports events from numerous ticket providers and filters the artists through our database. The filtering process merges duplicate listing on our frontend portal, which helps end users get tickets more quickly. Concurrently, the team built native iOS and Android apps.

The engagement focuses solely on development; we don’t use them for marketing. The DevFactori president and I talk on a daily basis about strategic technology implementation.

What is the team composition?

Currently, there are six people on the project: two backend developers, two frontend developers, a tester, and a project manager.

How did you come to work with DevFactori?

A friend knew the president and recommended them. We compared their bid to other agencies, but my colleague wanted to go with another firm. However, we soon realized that this company wouldn’t be able to perform as needed. I then decided to hire DevFactori based on their bid and good first impression.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent approximately $40,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

Work started in August 2017 and is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The apps are measurable for us because we didn’t have any before. They’ve made significant improvements with the bug fixes. There’s about another month of work left; I’m almost content with the website.

How did DevFactori perform from a project management standpoint?

We communicate daily on Jira and Slack. We use email and WhatsApp as well.

What did you find most impressive about them?

The team includes very adept developers and we’re pleased with their work. They're very thorough; the apps have very few bugs.

Are there any areas they could improve?

They don’t have much knowledge with older platforms, such as PHP and WordPress. Occasionally, they couldn’t address concerns on our website because it was written in PHP language. More familiarity with these platforms would be helpful.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

I’m confident about recommending them. They’re great for web and app development.

5.0
Overall Score They’ve been instrumental and a lifesaver for our business.
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They were right on schedule. But it’s hard to judge because some tasks take longer.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    I’d definitely recommend them to a friend.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    I’m pleased with the app’s quality and the website’s progress.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer