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Digital Beings wants to contribute to the digital evolution of the world by ensuring a more connected, open and fair humanity. Encourage and promote our digital beings as the digital version of us, humans that live and interact in the current connected and "always-on" world.

Since 2010 we provide fast, high-quality and cost effective software development in areas like Blockchain, Web and Mobile Apps for clients around the globe and in a wide spectrum of industries.

World-class companies have trusted in Digital Beings as their tech partners to embrace new digital solutions and embrace technology as a path to a more evolved way of doing business.

Our Engineers combine the perfect combination of tech skills, rock solid experience and a cultural fit to deliver solutions.

Engage with us as your tech partner for augmenting your engineering team or for a end-to-end delivery in which we lead the whole process conception -> requirements -> design -> development -> qa -> go live -> operation.

Contact us. WE ARE ALWAYS ON.

 
$5,000+
 
$25 - $49 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2010
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San Francisco, CA
headquarters
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Portfolio

Key clients: 
AXA, SAP, Allianz, Gathr, Wrap, Zeppelin, uPay, EfectON, BrushUp Club, Alius Consulting, SeguroSelect,
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Zeppelin

Acerca del Cliente

Zeppelin crea herramientas de desarrollo y realiza auditorías de seguridad sobre sistemas distribuidos y Blockchain. Fundada en 2015, Zeppelin ha establecido estándares de la industria para construir sistemas distribuidos seguros y se ha posicionado como un nombre muy respetado en la comunidad de Blockchain.

The Challenge

Zeppelin desarrolló Coral Fundraiser, una plataforma de recaudación

de fondos a través de crypto que permite a los clientes lanzar fácilmente su propia ICO. Parte del proceso consistía en recopilar información sobre personas y organizaciones interesadas en invertir. Para cumplir con las regulaciones existentes de KYC, se requería un proceso exhaustivo de recolección de información de clientes como parte clave de la solución y esto se implementó inicialmente a través de un conjunto de forms monolíticas que eran incómodas y difíciles de seguir.

Solución

Digital Beings se asoció con el equipo de Zeppelin para desarrollar un nuevo proceso de recolección de información tipo “wizard” que permite a los usuarios seguir pasos claros que, al mismo tiempo, se diseñaron dinámicamente según las selecciones realizadas a lo largo del workflow.

Key Achievement

  • Rápido control de la arquitectura pre-existente. Nuestro equipo estaba codificando sobre el código de Zeppelin en solo unos días.
  • Mejoría en niveles de engagement.
  • Reducción del número de personas que abandonan el proceso a mitad de camino.
  • Mecanismo más estructurado para manejar la información capturada por el sistema que consiste no sólo en datos sino también en archivos adjuntos.
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Wrap

About the Client

Wrap is a Digital Marketing platform allowing brands to distribute content in a different and cool way that’s 100% mobile-focused, called “wraps”. Brands using Wrap’s platform can create, design, manage and distribute their content directly from an online too generating impactful communications.

The Challenge

After a few years of technical “paralysis” and losing almost its entire Engineer

team, Wrap needed to re-launch their platform, renew it and add new features clients had been demanding for.

The Solution

Digital Beings set up an engineering team to extend Wrap’s staff and quickly took control of the existing architecture and new features. Although the stack was a bit messy, the team was able to deliver stuff within the first month while, at the same time, kept providing support to existing clients.

Key Achievement

  • The team collaborated with Wrap’s Head of Engineering to gain a full understanding of the existing tech architecture composed of several parts.
  • Following an Agile methodology, the team was able to take ownership of the “stand-by” backlog and deliver features clients had been demanding for a long time.
  • Creation of customized campaigns for large brands like Halls and British Telecom under a challenging time to market.
  • Technical leadership and consultancy for improving the platform overall from the creation of the digital pieces all the way to the distribution mechanisms.
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Seguro Select

About the Client

Seguro Select is a leading insurance broker with the main purpose of being close to the clients and help them make the right decision to protect their patrimony. Since the year 2000, Seguro Select provides personal insurance services and gives clients the ability to compare costs, benefits and coverage among the main insurance companies in the market.

The Challenge

As part of its digital

transformation process, Seguro Select wanted to create a tool that allows clients to self-manage their products and coverage as well as give them a direct access to all the services, improving their experience when interacting with the company.

The Solution

We created a mobile app for iOS and Android with clean and simple to use interface, giving Seguro Select’s clients and prospects full access to manage their existing policies, get quotes, compare prices, renew their insurance and report claims.

Key Achievement

  • The app became the main interaction channel between the company and its clients.​
  • Giving clients the ability to self-manage their products helped Seguro Select reduce operational costs in critical areas like claims and sales.​
  • We created a scalable tech stack that will allow the connection of external services to continue enlarging Seguro Select’s service offering to its insured.​
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Alius Consulting

About the Client

Alius engaged with an multi-million dollar international fund to create a tailor made solution for managing the company’s operation involving +100 people in 5 countries, and was in need of a senior engineer team to extend their own team to delivery the service.

The Challenge

The platform had a large backlog of required fixes as well as enhancements to be made in order to evolve the tool and

keep it useful for the end users. Having gone thru different teams for some years, the code base was a bit complex and heterogeneous, lacking a solid and consistent architecture on top of which to grow.

The Solution

Digital Beings assigned a senior team of a Tech Lead and a Software Engineer to gain ownership of the code base, understand the pillars of the solution and quickly set the ground for evolving the tool while supporting the daily operational needs. The team worked collaboratively both with Alius and the fund’s own technical team and established a development process to ensure a proper management of the user’s requirements while keeping the system clean and scalable.

Key Achievement

  • Within a few months, the team was able to complete the development and deploy some big features that had been “Work In Progress” for over a year.
  • Even when the team was new to the client and the platform’s architecture, the level of service was kept and even improved making the transfer of ownership transparent to the end user.
  • As a result of an active proposal from Digital Beings’ team, a full UI revamp was held to improve the user experience when working with the tool which was really well adopted by the end user.
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Brush Up

About the Client

BrushUp Club invented a cool toothbrush and wanted to commercialize it through a subscription model helping people keep up with their dental health by automatically renewing their toothbrush every three months.

The Challenge

After setting up an initial e-commerce platform on top of a WordPress + WooCommerce implementation with another vendor, BrushUp Club was in need for a new team to jump

in, take control of the existing architecture, complete the site and launch it in a short timeframe.

The Solution

Our team stepped in, gained control of the pre-existing technical solution and coordinated the completion of all the items in the backlog, also taking care of the full site’s launch and deployment. Once the site was LIVE, BrushUp Club and Digital Beings worked collaboratively to operate the site ensuring high availability and proper performance. Using tracking tools like Google Analytics, with the Conversion Funnel set up, Optimizely for A/B Testing and Hotjar, among others, Digital Beings helped BrushUp Club improve the site’s KPIs which, in turn, resulted in more sales.

Key Achievement

  • We quickly gained control of the pre-existing tech stack learning and mastering the code to attack the outstanding items in the backlog.
  • Updates to the WooCommerce core to fine-tune the subscription logic and make it in line with the unique BrushUp Club’s business rules.
  • Connected multiple tracking tools to better understand the audience behavior while visiting the site, adjusting the UI as well as the checkout process to increase conversion rates.
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EfectON

About the Client

EfectON is a new brand in the financial services space. EfectON’s business is mainly focused on the digital space. To keep up with the new trends in the market, and given the launch of new players whose main focus was the digital space, EfectON had to launch their own digital solution to fulfill the new needs of their prospective clients.

The Challenge

The main challenge was to find a

perfect balance between an easy process for regular users with several checks that need to be completed in the background to screen each person and determine their ability to pay for their credit. The more complex the process, the more abandonment rate the site would have, resulting in lost sales.

The Solution

We created a clean user experience that guides the person throughout the process requiring a minimum set of data to check their financial profile. The system allows two scenarios:

(1) Get money with a 100% online loan, no need of personal interaction and including digital signature online.

(2) Access to higher amounts requiring an in-person signature.

Key Achievement

  • Seamless collaboration between EfectON’s and Digital Beings’s team to define and develop all the APIs connecting the site and the backend logic for financial validations within EfectON’s systems.​
  • Development of a customized digital signature solution to lock down the loan contract allowing a totally autonomous sale with no human interaction.
  • Enabled a media component to facilitate the upload of the required documentation using the cellphone’s camera or picking the document from the gallery.
  • Image recognition algorithm to extract the bank account number directly from an image, making it easy for the user to deal with the 22-digit number that is very prone to errors.
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uPay

About the Client

uPay is a cutting-edge payment processor that enables crypto payments on any e-commerce site. With its uPay button, merchants all over the world can easily accept crypto payments on their sites and offer their customers more than 50 cryptocurrencies on top of their existing payment alternatives.

The Challenge

The client wanted to improve their product offering for the uPay button to reach a

broader audience, expand its business operations and increase revenue. A key aspect for achieving this was to make it as simple as possible the initial setup of the uPay button for every merchant, even if they do not have tech expertise in-house.

The Solution

Digital Beings developed a plugin ecosystem for the most used e-commerce platforms: WooCommerce, Magento, PrestaShop, Shopify, OSCommerce and OpenCart so merchants can add the uPay button on their sites following a simple configuration process on their preferred backbone platform.

In addition to that, we developed a custom API that is easy to set up, connect to and use, enabling also short time-to-market implementations even for companies using custom built e-commerce solutions.

Key Achievement

  • Significant reduction of the set up hassle for non-technical users who want to accept crypto payments using the uPay button.
  • uPay was able to provide their customers native plugins for the top e-commerce platforms: WooCommerce, Magento, PrestaShop, Shopify, OSCommerce and OpenCart.
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Unique Marketplace where Independent Films meet their audience for a new concept of screening experiences in theatres

About the Client

Gathr is an LA-based company that helps films reach their audience. Conceived as a promotion tool for Independent films, Gathr’s platform connects filmmakers, movie goers and theaters to run screenings all across the United States.



The Challenge

Create an online platform that supports Gathr’s unique business model allowing movie fans screen their favorites films on local theaters.



The Solution

We built a tailor-made web platform that connects filmmakers, theaters and fans and gives the latter the ability to request screenings of their favorite films in local cinemas.

Through an integration of Batch Payment with Authorize.Net it was possible to replicate a GroupOn-like model where the tickets are reserved and the payment is not made effective until the critical mass has been achieved.



Key Achievement

 

  • End to end production from conception to user interface to full site build.
  • Ongoing maintenance and support.
  • Customized implementation of Authorize.Net Batch Payment API.
  • Development of plugins for use by 3rd parties generating more traffic on the site and, therefore, more revenue.
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Mobile App Game for FIFA World Cup Russia 2018

About the Client

Allianz is a German finance and insurance multinational company with headquarters in Munich. With almost 130 years in the market, it has become one of the largest and best known providers of finance and insurance services groups around the globe.



The Challenge

The HR department of Allianz’s Argentina office was looking to promote the intra-company participation and cohesion. In the context

of the FIFA World Cup 2018, they thought of launching a score predictor game so that every employee in the company could play and have fun during the main sport event.

The Solution

We created a web and mobile apps for both iOS and Android supporting the game which was used by more than 350 Allianz’s employees. Featuring a cool and easy-to-use UI, the game was very well accepted among the employees achieving high levels of engagement throughout the competition.



Key Achievement
  • Quick and easy set up, including a fully enabled administration portal allowing Allianz’s HR team to manage the competition.
  • Ongoing support during the competition to ensure a smooth operation, high availability and fast response time to reported issues.
  • Consistent User Interface on both Web and Mobile (iOS and Android) reducing the learning curve of new users and making it simple to play the game, even for non-tech people.

Reviews

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Data Analytics for Risk Management Firm

"Digital Beings completely understood what we were trying to tackle."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Jan. 2020 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

A risk management firm hired Digital Beings to assist with market information and data. The team put together a development stack that lined up with an internal system. 

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Chicago, Illinois
CTO, Risk Management Firm
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Digital Beings delivers high-quality code at a quick turnaround. They make their work easy to understand. Their responsive approach made the agile workflow smooth. Customers can expect a team that provides valuable insights. 

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the CTO at a company that provides risk management services to agricultural companies.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Digital Beings?

We were using their services to load market information and data from a US government source.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We had two projects, and one is currently underway. They started by defining the requirements. After signing off on those, they proceeded with the development process. They were also required to put together a development environment or stack that lined up with our system.

What is the team composition?

For the first project, there were four people involved. For this one, I believe maybe four or five people are involved.

How did you come to work with Digital Beings?

They came through another third-party recommendation. We went through a simple process where we got to know each other and describe our business. Their attention to detail and willingness to understand our problem thoroughly were convincing. The way they presented their skills sold us.

We also considered their cost and time zone when looking at nearshoring our services.  

How much have you invested with them?

Each of the projects has been less than $25,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

Our engagement with Digital Beings started at the beginning of 2020.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Our pilot project is completed, and we’re working on the second project. I’ll continue to put projects together with them. The team delivers high-quality work at a quick turnaround. Their code is well-written and easy to understand.

How did Digital Beings perform from a project management standpoint?

Digital Beings put forth an agile process that included project management. They’re incredibly responsive. Digital Beings completely understood what we were trying to tackle. They asked deep and astute questions, which I found uncommon. To get to those core questions quickly, it’s very valuable.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They deliver quality code and software.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, we have nothing but positives at this point.

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
    I know they could scale up. I don’t feel like I would be fighting for their time.

Custom React UI Framework for Real Estate Co

“There was solid communication throughout the contract. Everything was addressed in the process.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Feb. - Apr. 2020
Project summary: 

Digital beings developed a custom React UI framework for a real estate software company. The system needed a responsive grid system, stylesheets, theme configuration, and the ability to store data.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Rumson, New Jersey
Kamran Varahramyan
Principal Engineer, SnapClose
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The project success has impacted integration with various vendors and is the foundation for the app’s UI. Digital beings had a qualified and talented team. They always followed through on their deliverables.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

We make real-estate software for title companies. I am the principal engineer, building a suite of solutions.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Digital beings?

We needed assistance building a system to produce a React UI based off of a server request. This system allows for rapidly deploying new forms, that are inherently responsive.

What were your goals for this project?

- custom, responsive grid system - ability to write stylesheets for individual components - ability to provide a theme configuration for the entire web app - implement custom components - build the UI with a template - store the collected data in redux / in a database - rehydrate the data on page refresh - component validation and error handling

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

Word of mouth -- another customer recommended Digital Beings to us.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

We opted to hire a senior front-end developer, full-time, to supplement our team.

What was the team composition?

Engineers based out of NY/NJ, TX, and Argentina.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The success of this project has enabled us to rapidly integrate with vendors, without hardcoding UI's every time. It's the foundation for our application's UI.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

Diego did a great job making sure we had the resources we needed. He has a variety of talented engineers and designers available.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Digital Beings provided continuous follow through. The consultant we hired to work on our US based team was a natural culture fit, and he had immediate impact on our development velocity. His expertise and personality rounded out our team.

Are there any areas for improvement?

I can't think of anything. There was solid communication throughout the contract. Everything was addressed in the process. It was a pleasure working with Diego at Digital Beings, and I look forward to future work with their team.

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

Blockchain Dev for Decentralized Systems Company

“They were always motivated and interested in what we were doing.”

Quality: 
3.5
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
4.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Digital beings took over the development of a legacy blockchain web application. They used React, Redux, Node.js, and MongoDB.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
New York, New York
COO, Decentralized Systems Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The Digital beings team has demonstrated creativity and technical expertise in dealing with a problematic codebase. Although development has been put on hold, they continue to offer valuable advice and show genuine interest in the project’s success.

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 COO of a decentralized systems company. We provide tools for developers who are building blockchain applications.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Digital beings?

At the time, we had a platform for blockchain token sales for the general public, but we needed someone to take care of the product as we were diversifying out of it. We wanted a team to be able to work without much supervision from our side.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Digital beings helped with blockchain development. They used React and Redux on the frontend as well as Node.js and MongoDB. The web application was simple, and they handled it well.

What is the team composition?

We’ve worked with one project manager and two developers.

How did you come to work with Digital beings?

One of our investors had worked with the COO of Digital beings on a prior engagement. We wanted someone we could trust. Plus, we didn’t want to have to talk to a lot of different firms and do a tender. Our initial meeting went well, so we ended up hiring them without shopping around too much.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent $10,000 on their services.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in early 2018, and the work is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

It took them a little time to get up to speed with how the product was built, as it wasn’t a great codebase. The other part we had was the blockchain component. Basically, the web application would connect through the blockchain, and it was pulling some data out of it. It wasn’t the main focus of engagement, but they didn’t have the time to get fully up to speed. We ended up canceling the whole process and putting it on hold.

How did Digital beings perform from a project management standpoint?

They worked in an agile style, which worked really well. We had biweekly planning meetings and daily standups. They missed some deadlines, but this was partly due to the state of the codebase. It was a pretty positive experience overall.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They were always motivated and interested in what we were doing. Even when we decided to put everything on hold, they tried to help us from the business side of things and get it back to life. They were quite resourceful in trying to find solutions.

Are there any areas they could improve?

We didn’t have an idea of how long it would take them to get up to speed. We hoped it could have been quicker.

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