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DevTeam.Space is a data-driven software development service. We work with growing startups and help to modernize enterprise companies. We specialize in building and supporting high-availability web, mobile, and IoT solutions.

We guaranty your project success by bringing together the most talented software development teams and applying data-driven AI technologies. We've had a 99% project success rate over the last year.

Our development teams are trusted by over 5,000 companies, including Airbus, UBS, Disney, Samsung, and notable startups from 500 Startups and Y-Combinator.

 
$5,000+
 
$50 - $99 / hr
 
2 - 9
 Founded
2015
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Sunnyvale, CA
headquarters
  • DevTeam.Space
    100 S Murphy Ave #200
    Sunnyvale, CA 94086
    United States
    415.570.7043

Portfolio

SaaS solution for XML2Selenium framework

One of our dev teams has built a solution to provide the XML2Selenium framework as SaaS-solutions for creation of automated tests. This allows customers to use XML2Selenium without any manual configurations of the working environment, thus saving resources and time of system administrators. New customers can immediately start using the product after its payment and registration.

Technologies: Java, Spring MVC, Hibernate, Quartz, MySql, Angular JS (JavaScript Framework), Bootstrap (HTML and CSS Framework), Infobox Cloud (remote servers creation), Jenkins, Nexus, SVN.

Mobile App for Coffee Pre-ordering, iOS/Android

One of our dev teams has build a website and mobile application for coffee pre-ordering. The app alllos to pre-order and pickup coffee, food and drinks; and pay securely from your phone.

Music Platfrom

One of our dev teams has build a music platfrom Tunebula. It's a Follow to Download web service that offers the latest tools to help artists gain social media exposure for their music through SoundCloud, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

Sales Platform

One of our dev teams has built a sales platfrom Platform. It's an entirely new sales enablement system that combines tools and services like inventory management, online storefronts, billing and support into a single integrated environment, customizable to your needs.

Web Service for Restaurants and Vendors

One of our dev teams has built a web platfrom Vendor IQ. It's aimed to help restaurant owners and top rated vendors meet each other . The application prepare a price analysis of vendor products, provides a list of possible vendors, and even provides samples of vendor products.

Agora Website

One of our dev teams has built a website for social activities. The project is designed to improve people's social activity. The user can create a community (Townhall) with its events, photo reports, comments, surveys and voting. Anyone can find the nearest Townhall with its interesting challenge.

Mobile Live Wallpapers App

One of our dev teams has built a mobile desktop wallpapers. Glyphs, animations are customizable as well as the depth of expansion (Mosaic unfolds to an almost HD picture when zoomed in).

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Lunch Box Bento from Japan, Ruby on Rails

One of our dev teams has built and the supported a website for bento box service. Technologies: Ruby On Rails, SideKiq, CoffeeScript, PostreSQL, PayPal integration, Stripe.

One Caring Team - Health Care Website, Ruby on Rails

One of our dev teams has biult a website for a Silico Valley based healthcare company. Technologies: Ruby on Rails, CoffeeScript, PostreSQL, BrainTree integration.

Box Subscription Service, Ruby on Rails

One of our dev teams has built a «turnkey» website. Technologies: Ruby on Rails, SideKiq, CoffeeScript, PostreSQL, PayPal integration, Stripe.

Social Life Website

A website built for checking your social status on the Web. It analyzes your name based on matches on the Web, looks for positive and negative feedback, writes posts, manages ratings (boosts). Technology: ASP.NET. Details are under NDA.

Hospitality Service Backend Development

SenStay is a residential estate management company based in Los Angeles, California. The created website and internal property management tool allows visitors and admins to book and manage over 1,000 items from SenStay's real estate inventory. One of our dev team has been working on multiple internal software tools. Details are under NDA.

Venture Backed Startup Mobile Development

Vailt12 is a top VC backed mobile crypto currency service based in Silicon Valley California. Under NDA

Ruby on Rails Backend Development

The customer asked for a Ruby on Rails backend development. Now this SaaS allows businesses to increase their revenue by communicating with clients over popular messaging apps like FB messenger or by old-fashioned but still effectve channels like SMS, email and live chat. Sendsonar is based in San Francisco, California.

Calendar Schedule Development

One of our dev teams has helped MyTime to build an inmortant part of the service. It allowed MyTime to start charging users and generate higher revenues. All the details are under NDA.

Scheduled Delivery Magento Plugin

Doorman Magento plugin.

One of our dev teams has built the Doorman Magento Plugin from scratch. It allowed the company to build partner relationship with Magento and succefully grow their business. All the details are under NDA. 

Reviews

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Development for Electrical Product Startup

“For a developer to pick up a legacy system code, understand it, and run with it that quickly was pretty impressive.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
Project summary: 

DevTeam.Space provided backend web and mobile development for a voice-activated Bluetooth device. The project lasted six months and included multiple programming languages.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Los Angeles Metro Area
CEO, Electrical Product Startup
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

DevTeam.Space leveraged strong project management tools and a large network of talent to successfully understand and improve legacy code. Although there was one small billing issue, they resolved it quickly. They provided daily updates on their progress.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the CEO of a consumer electronics manufacturer. We make a voice-activated product similar to the Amazon Echo.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with DevTeam.Space?

We were a startup company going through an acquisition that fell through, so we ran out of money. As a result, we had to replace some key players on our team to reduce cost. Afterward, another partner came in and wanted to do a licensing deal with us. While we got some funding, it wasn’t exciting enough to bring the old team back on board to support it. Instead, we decided to hire consultants.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

DevTeam.Space was responsible for backend and mobile development as well as a little bit of firmware. All our code was written in Python in a MongoDB database. We used AWS, Docker, Linux, Gevent, and Git for the server. The mobile app was developed on Cordova using the Ionic framework. We did some user testing but no bug tracking.

How did you come to work with DevTeam.Space?

Because we’re a startup, we looked for options through the accelerator that we went through. We were considering vendors in the US, but they were all very expensive. We would have never been able to afford those options. When we found DevTeamSpace, they just seemed more reasonable and appropriate for this project. The thing I liked about them was that they were very sensitive to our situation. During our initial call, we talked with their team. Their lead developer reviewed the technology that we used and was confident about it. They reviewed it without charging us anything, just to make sure that they were qualified to do the job. After the review, we handed the job off to them. Within a week, they had it up and running.

How much have you invested with DevTeam.Space?

We paid $10,000 for their services.

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked together to complete the project for about six months. The project wrapped up naturally, and it stopped for business-related reasons. It had nothing to do with the quality of their work, though. Their work was sufficient, and I would definitely use them again.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We heard positive stuff from users. The product worked as well as it was able to. Alexey’s [Alexey Semeney, CEO] company took over the project very quickly. We managed to successfully migrate the project and leverage their team. They did everything that they were supposed to do. Developers like to develop stuff from scratch. For a developer to pick up a legacy system code, understand it, and run with it that quickly was pretty impressive. It says something about the way that we developed it and about their capabilities.

How did DevTeam.Space perform from a project management standpoint?

I really liked their system. We got an update every day from the developers about what they worked on. They are honest and truthful about their capabilities. Alexey has a really great vision for his web-based platform, DevTeam.Space. He introduced me to Trello, which I’ve never used before. I really thought it was a great tool. We were using Slack, Trello, and their DevTeam platform. It was great and very transparent.

The other thing that’s great is that Alexey is in the US. I remember we had an issue where something happened on a Friday afternoon. He’s got a great network of teams over there. He had to pull in someone else from another team. He really cared about the project and wanted to do a great job.

What did you find most impressive about DevTeam.Space?

One of the things that really surprised me is that we used an unusual framework called Cordova. It’s not the first thing that comes to mind when developing a mobile app. You could develop a mobile app, and Cordova allows you to run it on Android or iPhone. It’s a weird system. We were surprised when they said, “Our team has used that before.” Sure enough, they actually did use it before, and the development was pretty straightforward.

Are there any areas DevTeam.Space could improve?

Any new company has challenges. The only issue we had with them was their system for tracking billing. We thought we had closed out a portion of the project, and he sent an invoice for a small amount of money. It turned out that we had paid for it already. It was a little bit off, and I mentioned to Alexey that it needed to be fixed. I recommended that they add an hour tracker on his platform so that developers could hit start or stop, or they could use a logging system. It was an error on their part for tracking the billing, but that was the only issue. It was minor, and he corrected it.

What tips or recommendations could you share that might increase the likelihood of success with DevTeam.Space?

Keep doing what they’re doing. They have a good natural approach to getting people on board. They’re not very pushy with needing money up front before starting to dig in. They’re pretty generous with their time when building the relationship and gaining the trust of their clients. They’re moving in the right direction.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    There was a little slippage on the mobile app that we had delivered. There were still some things that we had to fix. It’s just stuff that happens that’s normal with development. I would expect that with any developer that I hire.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I’d recommend them for people who need a small team to execute key tasks. For a long-term solution, there are other companies that can hire a team for you. However, the cost would be much higher, and you’re ramping up teams from overseas.

Development for Australian Creative Agency

"I’m a small business, so I appreciate the time that they prepare and dedicate to me."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
2015 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

DevTeamSpace provided backend development resources for several WordPress websites and consulted on SEO strategy.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 employees
 
Auckland, New Zealand
Claire Wilson
Owner, Clever Pepper Creative
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The client has received new business referrals from the websites that DevTeamSpace helped them build. They feel fortunate to work with such an affordable, accessible, intelligent company, and they look forward to continuing the relationship.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the owner of Clever Pepper Creative, a marketing and design agency in New Zealand, Auckland.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with DevTeamSpace?

I had some PHP development that needed to be redone on websites. We are mainly a design-based business, so I needed support for the backend coding of the site and that wiring process.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Alex built some pages for me, mainly WordPress sites. We worked on themes. I did the design work and the content, then he coded it all for me and worked on the backend. Basically, he produced everything the way I wanted it to look. He took my designs and turned them into an active and live page. He also made sure that the images and everything worked well on mobile and other devices. They also worked on Google, Google ads, since he makes sure that the pages can be found when they’re being searched on Google.

DevTeamSpace tweaked and redesigned existing clients’ sites and they’ve also built sites from scratch for me. They’ve built normal flat page sites and they’ve also built online shopping baskets to a section site. I’ve done 4 or 5 projects with them. We have ongoing items that he’ll amend and adjust, and we’ll do different changes.

How did you come to work with DevTeamSpace?

I was referred to Alex by a family friend of mine who has a building company. He had worked with Alex and highly recommended DevTeamSpace. It was basically just the confidence that my friend had in them, that’s why I went to DevTeamSpace.

How much have you invested with DevTeamSpace?

Probably between $6,000 to $10,000. I can’t tell you offhand, to be honest. 

What is the status of this engagement?

We started in 2015. The engagement is ongoing. He’s quoted on another 4 projects for me.               

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

My clients love the refreshes that we’ve done on their sites. We’ve got another client referred from them. The rebuilds and the new sites we’ve built for clients are accessible, that’s why we’ve had referrals. Traffic-wise, I can’t tell you about that. But I do know that I’ve definitely been getting referrals from the work that they have done, so I’m very happy with the result.

How did DevTeamSpace perform from a project management standpoint?

I only work with Alex and we communicate via Skype. We’re pretty old school. We just chat and have a fun meeting once a week quite regularly. We stay in touch and we communicate that way pretty much. If I Skype Alex, he will come back to me on the same day. He’s always available for me.

I realize I’m not his only client, so I feel quite lucky to have somebody basically at my beck and call. If anything goes wrong with my site, he’s always available to help me immediately. I’m very lucky to have that. I’m a small business, so I appreciate the time that they prepare and dedicate to me. It’s very good.

What did you find most impressive about DevTeamSpace?

It’s tricky for me because I only work with 1 person there, but he certainly has a lot of knowledge. If I don’t understand things, he’s quite happy to explain and educate me. He’s willing to show me how things work, whereas a lot of other techno people aren’t that willing to explain and educate their clients as well as he does. I appreciate that because the more of an understanding I can have, the more we can work together and I can help him make his life easier. He’s very good like that. I’d say that that is definitely key to helping us grow our business together and making him very good at what he does.

Are there any areas DevTeamSpace could improve?

There’s a little understanding issue that I have with Alex on certain things, where I have to give him examples of things to understand, but I think that that’s just the language barrier. That’s no major issue at all. It’s something that I’m quite happy to work with. No, I’m happy.

5.0
Overall Score It was very good.
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They’re good.
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Some things are a little bit overpriced and I’ve got to question that. I see the price on one thing and I’ve got to compare it with the other item and see why the price is different. That fluctuates a little bit, so I have to keep my finger on that.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I will refer them.

Web Development For Recruiting Startup

"[T]hey do very good coding and their developer does a very good job of interacting with me."

Quality: 
3.5
Schedule: 
2.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
June 2015 - Aug. 2016
Project summary: 

Using PHP and Bootstrap, DevTeam.Space built an responsive online platform for a recruitment agency. The site includes a robust search engine and job recommandation algorithm.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
Founder, Recruiting Firm
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The site is both functional and visually appealing. DevTeam.Space's developer was consistently available, wrote excellent code, and ensured that every project requirement was fulfilled. However, the team sometimes failed to give realistic scheduling estimates or deliver projects on time.

BACKGROUND

Please introduce your business and what you do there.

We're a startup that deals with both online and in-house recruitment. I am the founder and chief executive officer.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with DevTeam.Space?

I needed someone who could help me develop a website to do online recruitment.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They've done a responsive website design for me. I think it's coded in PHP probably using Bootstrap. They just suggested how they would do it, and I said fine.

It's pretty much a recruitment consultancy online, so people upload a profile, and then it uses an algorithm to determine what they do and shows them the correct jobs for them. It front-end loads the search function, and then once you can see a job, you can apply for it knowing that 90 percent of the time you can actually do that job. It just filters that by their applications.

How did you come to work with DevTeam.Space?

I put out a few advertisements, and they approached me. I spoke with a couple of their people and just chose them. For me, it was mainly having a chat with their developer. He convinced me. I could tell that his technical knowledge shone through, so I decided to go with DevTeam.Space.

How much have you invested with DevTeam.Space?

We've spent about $10,000 working with them.

What is the status of this engagement?

We're literally just going through final testing at the moment [August 2016]. I suppose I will keep using them for maintenance work. We just launched an MVP [minimum viable product], so literally we're just testing things to make sure this is the final version and that all additions to the modules are interacting correctly. Then, we'll go from there. I began working with them last June [2015]. Hopefully, the site will launch at the end of the week.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

No one has actually used the site as yet, but those who have seen it like the visuals.

How did DevTeam.Space perform from a project management standpoint?

In terms of coding and interacting with me and understanding the needs of the project their developer is fantastic.

Unfortunately, their timekeeping leaves a fair bit to be desired. I think they need to learn when to say no. If they can't do something within a given timeframe, they need to say so. They need to give a realistic estimate of the time needed for something, and then just do it, and I have told their developer that he needs to improve his timekeeping.

The downside of their project management is timekeeping, but the upside is that they do very good coding and their developer does a very good job of interacting with me.

What did you find most impressive about DevTeam.Space?

I've only ever used one other provider, and they were quite poor. Having someone who can actually do the job is quite nice but, again, I am singing the praises of their main developer – my project manager. He is very good, and the coding is done well. When he says he's going to call me and be available, he's absolutely fantastic, even though I think he's about eight hours in front of me. Literally, I can call any time from my morning to evening, and he's around. I think he's a vampire, to be honest with you. He just lives at night.

Are there any areas DevTeam.Space could improve?

Besides the timekeeping issue, I'm not too keen on their CEO [founder Alexey Semeney] – maybe that's just a personality issue. I try to keep away from him and just work through my developer.

4.0
Overall Score
  • 2.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 3.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    The quality of their developer is let down slightly by the business side. I’ve had some big arguments with their CEO.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I’ve already referred them to two or three people.

Custom Web Dev For Financial Reporting Business

"DevTeamSpace delivered on all of our key expectations and did what they said they would do."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
Project summary: 

DevTeam.Space developed a market research site that includes a public WordPress page, a password-protected interface, and a functional admin back-end. The team also provides long-term support.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Sydney, Australia
Founder, Australasian Trading Management
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

After a few adjustments, the site meets company needs and is easily accessible to administrators and clients. DevTeam.Space provided solid project management, accessible explanations, and reliable delivery. A language barrier presented some issues, but DevTeam.Space remains a valuable partner.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

ATM or Australasian Trading Management provides independent financial research. It's very much an online business, and we upload reports on New Zealand and Australian stocks on the market. I'm a partner and one of the founders of ATM.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with DevTeamSpace?

DevTeamSpace pretty much programmed our website from scratch. Our portal is essentially a stock market research website. People pay a subscription to get access to our research, so it is quite important that we have a stable website. Everything should be working properly and bugs need to be fixed quickly.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

DevTeamSpace developed our whole website. Since it has to be up and running all the time, they provide ongoing support. During the initial consultation, we had to map out exactly what we wanted. The project had three different parts. We have a public website in WordPress that everyone can see. This section includes the landing page, About Us page, and contact details. These public pages were integrated with the members-only area of the website, which was customized and more technical. It was coded from scratch, but I couldn't tell you exactly what code they used. This members-only area requires secure passwords and special conditions. For example, a member can only be logged in using one user name at one time. Lastly, DevTeamSpace built a back-end for admin functionalities, where they did a lot of technical work. They created a user panel where we can upload documents and make changes to the content in the members-only sections.

How did you come to work with DevTeamSpace?

Initially, asked someone I knew to build the website, but he didn't really have the technical experience. He was mainly using WordPress, which has a very simple template program to build websites. We then used Freelance and a couple of other sites to advertise our project. We went with DevTeamSpace to build the entire front-end and the back-end of the website. The interesting thing about them was they were a lot more experienced than most of the other vendors that we got. Given our experience with the first guy – he was really cheap, but he obviously didn't know what he was doing – we wanted to make sure we got a good job done. It was quite interesting when we tried to bargain with DevTeamSpace. We realized that these guys weren't cheap, they knew what they're doing, and they've thought about everything. Because the website is very critical to our business, we chose to go for quality in terms of pricing or cost.

How much have you invested with DevTeamSpace?

We've spent close to $15,000 in our project with DevTeamSpace.

What is the status of this engagement?

Our initial consultation with DevTeamSpace, including the planning and design stages, started in September or October of last year [2015]. The website went live in December last year and, since then, we've had ongoing support from DevTeamSpace. When we went live, we realized that our website still required some changes. DevTeamSpace helped us improve the site and fixed other issues as well. It's very much an ongoing relationship, and that's one thing that they're quite good at.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Overall, we're happy with the website made by DevTeamSpace. Because it was brand new and coded from scratch, we could add all the new features we wanted during the development stage. After about six months, we've finally gotten to a stable stage where we don't need more alterations and tweaks. It's a success since it does not need further development, and we have a business that operates well. Our members and clients find the website easy to use. It's also not difficult to use on the admin side of things. Ongoing support is important, and DevTeamSpace has been able to provide that to us.

How did DevTeamSpace perform from a project management standpoint?

Alex is our project manager from DevTeamSpace. He's our point of contact who manages project and our site. He's always there if we need changes or if something's wrong with the website. He's been very good and always responds in a timely manner. We just chat on Skype, and he'll always reply within the next 12 hours. If he's busy, he always has a timeline that says I'll get back to you in the next 24 hours or something. Obviously, it's difficult when you're speaking to someone from another time zone. He's been pretty good with all our requests, especially when we were building the website. Everything was clear and set up quite well. We knew what they were going to do and the milestones that they wanted to achieve. Nothing ever goes exactly to plan, but they were pretty close.

What tips or recommendations could you share that might increase the likelihood of success with DevTeamSpace?

When you're dealing with Russians and contractors from countries, it's important that they're good at communicating in English. That can always be an issue especially when English isn't their native language. That's something to look out for.

4.5
Overall Score DevTeamSpace met our expectations in terms of the overall website, which is key to our business. Everything’s gone relatively smoothly.
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    The project manager normally gives us a timeline. Not everything goes always exactly as planned, but they’re pretty good.
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    You couldn’t say DevTeamSpace was cheap, but you pay for the quality of work.
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    We went for quality over cost of work, and DevTeamSpace delivered on all of our key expectations and did what they said they would do.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    It’s likely that I would recommend DevTeamSpace. I think they can do a wide range of websites.

.NET Development for Hospitality Startup

"They really try to accommodate our needs. Their flexibility was amazing."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
3.0
Cost: 
3.0
Willing to refer: 
4.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Aug. 2015 - May 2016
Project summary: 

DevTeam.Space helped to integrate property management systems and advertising platforms. The team mainly provided programming and architecture support on .NET, SQL, and Java.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
San Francisco, California
Head of Technology, Property Management Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The completed projects are highly sophisticated and able to manage massive amounts of data. DevTeam.Space displayed adaptability, dedication, and an innovative, energetic mindset. Although their prices were high, the team worked beyond their contract to ensure an excellent product.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization.

We're a revenue management and property management company for boutique hotels and vacation homes.

What is your position?

I am the head of technology, among other things. 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What business challenge were you trying to address with DevTeam.Space?

The biggest thing that we were having troubles with was working with the systems in our industry that rely on other platforms for advertising. The problem with these sites is they oftentimes don't integrate well with other systems, so we had to build systems to make that integration easier for us. Initially, there was a lot of back-end work that we had to do in addition to our need to collect all of our property data.

We were originally thinking about building our own property management system, but we ended up not doing that project. When we first approached DevTeam.Space, we had many spare projects, and we needed a team that was flexible and was willing to work with us at a startup level, where priorities change very quickly. Oftentimes, we were operating under assumptions and things that might change within a week. That's the world that we live in, and we needed someone agile for us.

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their involvement in detail.

They were providing architecture support. They also provided programming support and did minimal design work for us because we're not in a UI [user interface] heavy industry. I was functioning as our de facto project manager, giving them all the requirements and reviewing their status. They provided us with work-hour estimates, based on how we engaged in work contracts. We were on a time and materials contract with them, so there was no fixed cost that would have been detrimental based on how quickly our priorities change. This was much better.

We were primarily a .NET shop with SQL databases, but we also had a key application of ours that written in Java. You could think of us as .NET primarily.

How did you come to work with DevTeam.Space?

Our former CTO had a previous working relationship with them, and we were referred by him.

Could you provide a sense of the size of this initiative in financial terms?

It cost between $75,000 and $100,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

When I joined, they had been onboard for a while working on a few projects, and I think that engagement started around the summer or fall of 2015. We finished our contract in April or May of this year [2016]. Obviously, if something breaks we can call them, but there's not much that we can't service ourselves at this point.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any statistics or metrics from this engagement?

As I was saying, we had many different priorities that were moving around. There were definitely a couple of key projects that we had to turn around rather quickly. From our perspective, both of those projects were a huge success for us. One of them was a front-end application that we had them build because we actually hit our data limit on Google Sheets. DevTeam.Space built a replacement system to accommodate tens or maybe hundreds of thousands of entries that we had in there. They got that done in about three weeks, which was nice. That was a huge project for us. It wasn't a difficult project. It was just mainly that it was super sensitive.

The other thing that we had to do was basically mimic ourselves as coming from different IPs [Internet protocols] around the world to hit one server so that we could were masking our own IP address so it didn't look like we were all coming from the same office. We had to build a tool to integrate that with login capabilities. DevTeam.Space actually turned that whole project around in a weekend. After that, we went to an outsource team.

The way they're DevTeam.Space is structured is interesting because they give you a project manager who is assigned to your team, and he finds developers in Russia or Ukraine. He had something together over a weekend, and he found us some more developers I think in Russia or they might have been in Ukraine – I'm not sure. Those guys put together a much more robust system for us.

We also had a bunch of back-end systems that, unfortunately, I can't comment too much on because they're proprietary for us. Those systems were also in place. I've been pretty happy with the way they've been performing.

How did DevTeam.Space perform from a project management standpoint?

We have a unique system that isn't really straightforward project management. We are flexible and just tell them to do things first that are of higher priority.

For both of the projects that I mentioned earlier, I was functioning as the main day-to-day project manager. We were using the Kanban method, which is like scrum, to do the project. Both of those were done on time and within budget, I was pretty happy with the way those worked out.

What distinguishes DevTeam.Space from other providers?

Their demeanor is friendly. They really try to accommodate our needs. Their flexibility was amazing. We never had a proper SLA [service level agreement] with them, but they definitely spent many weekends working on stuff that they probably weren't necessarily obligated to do. They were doing it because they wanted to help us out.

If you need something done that isn't well defined or if you need to get things going, DevTeamSpace is your shop. They did not need a clear scope to start working, and I liked that about them.

Is there anything DevTeam.Space could have improved or done differently?

You have to know your budget well because these guys aren't the cheapest guys in the world. While I was happy with the quality of the work they provided, we definitely weren't able to use them as maintenance subs because their rates were just too high. They were flexible negotiating rates with us, so I imagine they might want to do that for other people. For us, the cost was just a little bit too high for the amount of money we had to spend. 

4.0
Overall Score They delivered what we needed, and I was happy with them.
  • 3.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    There was some backend work that was difficult. Part of that is our fault, part is on them as well because they needed to turn it around a little quicker. Overall, the key projects that we needed them to do, they did on time.
  • 3.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They're a little on the high side. If you're working with cheap people, you're going to have to be more hands-on. These guys had a higher level of operations, but they also cost us too much.
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    The quality of the programming was excellent. I thought their flexibility was good and they were able to communicate with us well.
  • 4.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    They’re a really good shop. If you're in a company that needs to have really flexible work arrangements and flexible scope and functionality, these guys are actually good people.

Team Augmentation For SaaS Startup

"As far as finishing stuff in time, DevTeamSpace was amazing."

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

DevTeam.Space provided development resources to deliver a software product on a tight deadline. The project involved front-end styling in CSS, HTML, and JavaScript.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
San Francisco, California
Chief Technical Officer, MyTime
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Although the product saw mediocre sales, DevTeam.Space's work on the project met high standards and was always delivered on schedule. Their technical skills were excellent, but suffered from without solid project management support.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization.

MyTime is a B2B [business-to-business] SaaS [software-as-a-service] software builder.

What is your position?

I was chief technical officer.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What business challenge were you trying to address with DevTeam.Space?

We were trying to get a product out the door during a time that we were short on staff. The other problem we had was that we were trying to build a software that was slightly complicated, and we needed to get it out in time for our sales team to sell it. There were challenges around that, and DevTeam.Space came in and helped us meet the deadline.

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their involvement in detail.

We needed a front-end developer to work on the front-end styling, the CSS and HTML, as well as the JavaScript side of it. They provided us with a developer from their team who was able to help us quickly and he helped us build out a very significant, sizeable part of our front-end.

How did you come to work with DevTeam.Space?

They were referred to us through a mailing list we are part of. It is a startup incubator here in the San Francisco Bay area. There was no competitive process. We reached out to them.

Could you provide a sense of the size of this initiative in financial terms?

It was around $10,000, but less than $15,000 – for sure.

What is the status of this engagement?

We began somewhere around March or April of 2015 and it was completed in July 2015.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any statistics or metrics from this engagement?

Eventually they helped us build a SaaS software that sold somewhat okay. To be honest with you, I don't have any metrics that are actually flattering. It is not anything that is a result of DevTeam.Space's work. It's more that my company couldn't quite capitalize on it.

How did DevTeam.Space perform from a project management standpoint?

They could have done a better job because there was no project manager. Alexey [Semeney, founder and CEO of DevTeam.Space] helped a little bit, but he mostly jumped in when something was wrong. It's not like it was a huge red flag or anything, but it could have been better. Communication would be an area for improvement for them.

As far as finishing stuff in time, DevTeamSpace was amazing at it. I would definitely work with them again just based on that.

What distinguishes DevTeam.Space from other providers?

They have a strong technical team I would say.

Is there anything DevTeam.Space could have improved or done differently?

No. I think everything else was pretty much on the tee.

5.0
Overall Score Overall, they did a fantastic job.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They met all our deadlines, which was not easy. These were almost unreasonable deadlines, but they met them.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They were fairly cost-effective.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They met our expectations.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    It is highly likely that I would recommend them. We had success while working. It was very easy to work with them.

Freelance Development For Small IT Shop

"They're really receptive to feedback."

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

DevTeam.Space provides additional development resources for an app that spans both web and mobile. Projects mainly involve Node.js, Ruby on Rails, and Java.Script.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
San Francisco, California
Michael Makarov
Founding Engineer, Sonar
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

All projects, from back-end development to testing, were completed quickly and flawlessly. Although working from a different time zone occasionally made communication difficult, DevTeam.Space impressed with their technical skill, rapid turnaround, and painless billing process. 

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization.

Sonar is a company that enables businesses to communicate through mobile channels like text message or Facebook message.

What is your position?

I'm a founding engineer.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What business challenge were you trying to address with DevTeam.Space?

We needed to hire more engineers. In San Francisco, it's hard to hire. At that time, we had one engineer – me. Alex [Semeney, founder and CEO] and his team at DevTeam.Space helped us a lot while we were looking for engineers. Now, it's been half a year or so, and we have six engineers. We were scaling fast, and we needed their help developing and coding while we went through growing pains.

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their involvement in detail.

They gave us a nice engineer from Russia named Vlad. We would check in several times a day when he was available on his time zone, and he would submit PRs [pull requests] on GitHub so we could make a PR review and then evaluate his work. Our application is a web app, but it works on mobile, too. It's built in Ruby and Node.js. We use Node.js, Ruby, and JavaScript. We use Amazon, too.

How did you come to work with DevTeam.Space?

I was looking for an engineer, and then our mutual friend introduced me to Alex. He said that they had an engineer for me, and we actually ran an interview. Vlad was the nicest one we talked with, and he could reply to all the technical questions that we had prepared. At first, we were working maybe 10 hours a week and then 40 hours a week. The last few months, we've just tried to get as much time as possible from this engineer.

Could you provide a sense of the size of this initiative in financial terms?

I think it was about $100 an hour from 20 to 40 hours a week for maybe two or three months. First, the engagement was a little lower, but then it grew. It was close to $20,000 total.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started out in August 2015 and completed around October [2015].

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any statistics or metrics from this engagement?

We just used GitHub issues, but we basically opened issues, and then we would make him submit a PR so we can run a cold review and see what's going on. That was the process. There were different issues ranging from queries to testing, improving our test environment. The only challenge was the time zone change, but even with that, it was so useful for us that it would help us move to the next level and help us survive hard times.

How did DevTeam.Space perform from a project management standpoint?

I never had any problem with project management. The time zone issue was huge. That's the reason we ultimately hired our engineers in-house. Other than that, I never had any problem communicating because we were both developers, and we understood each other well. We didn't need project management help. We never had an organizational problem, and the payment was easy to pay. They sent us an invoice, and we just fulfilled it. They sent us invoices once every two weeks.

What distinguishes DevTeam.Space from other providers?

I like how fast they are. They were fast to reach out, and I could Skype them. Part of their team is here in Silicon Valley, so I could talk with them anytime easily and they would respond fast. I liked that, and I liked how fast they provided us a developer. We were in big trouble, and DevTeamSpace helped us to get a solution fast. I truly can recommend them on projects for companies that need help short term. It depends also on the company. Some companies can hire them for ongoing consultancy.

Also, they're really receptive to feedback. We gave them feedback about payments, and they changed their invoice system fast.

Is there anything DevTeam.Space could have improved or done differently?

The time zone issue was the one thing.

5.0
Overall Score It was great.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    The time zone was a given, so I knew what I was getting in to.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    It was done at a really good cost.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I will for sure.