DreamTeam Mobile delivers quality on time

What we do?

We plan, design and develop custom mobile & web products to achieve measurable business results.
We do strategic planning, innovative user-experience design and development, pre-launch and post-launch maintenance.

Areas of expertise:

  • Mobile applications
  • Responsive websites
  • Electron apps
  • API development
  • Technologies: Azure, Xamarin, iOS, Android, Angular, Typescript, JavaScript, UWP, Windows Mobile, CSS3 and everything else cutting edge.

 

 
$10,000+
 
$50 - $99 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2011
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McLean, VA
headquarters

Portfolio

Key clients: 
  • Microsoft,
  • Yandex,
  • company X, leading provider of critical communications SaaS solutions,
  • Telemedicine startup,
  • Agritech startup,
  • Interactive design agency

Reviews

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App Dev for Purchasing Virtual Numbers

“They are an excellent one-stop shop. They have it all, and they know our business well.”

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

DreamTeam Mobile is a full-service development partner for a mobile app publisher. They oversee code and testing for native iOS and Android apps, as well as design, interfaces, and system architecture.

The Reviewer
 
1-10
 
Belarus
Manager, Mobilioji Visata UAB
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Rankings for the app DreamTeam Mobile created are on the rise, and another project is underway. They are quick to make changes, and their project management skills exceed those of any other partner. They are good communicators, and their methods and processes are clear and straightforward.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

We are a European publisher of mobile applications. I manage the B2B side of our relationships.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with DreamTeam Mobile?

We have several applications online. While we do have two team members who oversee our release cycle, we don't have any engineers on staff. Our model is to hire a service provider each time we develop an app. We initially hired them as a full-service provider who offered all the capabilities we needed.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We're working on a mobile application for several platforms, including iOS and Android. They have a dedicated team that works on our projects, and their project manager oversees the code base and testing activities. We share a high-level concept with them for the project we hope to release. They ask a lot of questions and provide suggestions for technologies, frameworks, and platforms. We take their comments into consideration, then approve a statement of work for the project. Then, their production team does design work, frontend design, graphic interfaces, and system architecture on the backend. Our project manager talks with their project manager on a regular basis, and they deliver status reports with deliverables and demos.

The first project we worked on was a native app for iOS and Android. It provides anonymous cell phone numbers for surveys and corporate environments. It's like having a seamless second phone. They were responsible for design creation for this project, but we provided initial wireframes for them to review and comment upon. They will oversee wireframing for the second project we’re working on.

What is the team composition?

We have a dedicated team of three. One member is responsible for frontend design, the second is responsible for backend programming, and the third manages the projects.

How did you come to work with DreamTeam Mobile?

We wanted a company who could provide system architecture, design, and quality assurance. They were able to provide everything we needed. We had experience with freelancers and smaller providers, but no one we've worked with previously offered turnkey solutions. We've been through one application release with them already, and we plan to order another application with them this summer.

None of the vendors we worked with previously met our standards. I asked some colleagues for recommendations, and one of my friends recommended one of their owners. We had a phone conversation, then we met in person to discuss our needs. They outlined their service proposition and had good communication channels, so we were happy to start working with them.

How much have you invested with them?

We spend about $10,000 a month, so our total expenditure is about $50,000-$60,000 so far.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with them in October or November 2018, and the collaboration is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The mobile publishing world is pretty straightforward. Applications are ranked clearly on the App Store, and our ranking is currently around 4.3 stars for up to 100 reviews. Since we released the application, our rankings have improved. They fixed all our initial bugs within a matter of hours.

How did DreamTeam Mobile perform from a project management standpoint?

They're fantastic project managers, and are certainly the best we've ever worked with. We use Slack and Google Hangouts to communicate. They also send weekly status reports as PDFs.

What did you find most impressive about them?

The quality of their team is great. They are a relatively small company, and everyone I interact with is top-notch. Their expertise and communication are good, and they have well-established methods for all their channels. They have good templates, release schedules, and scrum processes.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I don't have anything to recommend, and I'm looking forward to my next project with them. They are an excellent one-stop shop. They have it all, and they know our business well.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Have your wireframes, documents, and answers available at the beginning. Your initial prep cycle is important to their starting speed. Once they understand the project, they will exceed your expectations, but that early clarity is crucial.

5.0
Overall Score We've had a good experience with them so far.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They provided reliable quotes, and they never wavered from their initial estimates.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They offer good quality and expertise.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I recommend them already.

Microsite Dev & Analytics Partner for Tech Agency

"[They] were always willing to accommodate the changes and find a way to make it work."

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

DreamTeam built a microsite and an interactive kiosk application for a tech agency. They worked on two large-scale analytics projects on a tight deadline and delivered high quality products. 

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Alexandria, Virginia
Project Manager, Tech Agency
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Their responsiveness, adaptability, and optimism made the collaboration a success. They worked under pressure and stayed on top of their deadlines, exceeding the client's expectations in terms of both technology and visual design.

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 a project manager at a tech agency that specializes in building customer apps, games, virtual reality, and interactive screens for clients.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with DreamTeam Mobile?

We were working with a client and needed help with analytics for their mobile tour. Later, we hired DreamTeam again to help with analytics for a client's virtual reality project.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They built a microsite and used Google Analytics to identify with us what analytics our client wanted to pull. DreamTeam extracted the number of users and downloads, shares to facebook and twitter, exportable data (including name, email, zip code, etc.), and the number of email clickthrough rates, which was an add-on feature that we are usually unable to offer to our clients. They also added artwork and logos to make the microsite match the analytics site, which was visually pleasing. For one client project, in particular, they created an interactive kiosk application.

What is the team dynamic?

We usually worked with 2–3 people at a time. Alex [Founder, DreamTeam Mobile] was our main point of contact.

How did you come to work with them?

We're always looking for new reliable vendors and partners to work with long-term. One of our head developers had heard of DreamTeam, so we tried them out, and it worked well. They have worked on several projects with us since the beginning. 

How much have you invested with them?

We spent $15,000–$20,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with them in November 2016 and the collaboration is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The clients are very satisfied with the analytics tools. I don't think the clients use every tool that they have available, they still ask us for guidance, but they have been over-the-moon happy with the analytics. 

How did they perform from a project management standpoint?

They were very responsive. We communicated almost on a day-to-day basis, most of the time via email. In their emails, they were thorough and outlined all the details for us. They were always available for phone calls and gave us immediate answers to our questions.

What did you find most impressive about them?

We were working on a tight deadline, but they were able to deliver a great product with a quick turnaround time. They were very adaptable and optimistic, always willing to accommodate the changes and find a way to make it work.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

It helps when both sides are timely in their responses. If you express your needs clearly, DreamTeam is definitely able to accommodate them.

4.5
Overall Score No one is absolutely perfect and there is always room to grow. There were some delays in email communication but we were able to work through that.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    At the time, they were a 5. I think moving forward we may try to get them down a bit but in our time crunch I understand the higher cost.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They worked at top speed, were accessible and the results were impressive.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Android App Dev for Client of Digital Agency

"They’re professional, responsive, and the quality appears excellent."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Aug. - Sept. 2017
Project summary: 

Working from an existing iOS application, DreamTeam Mobile developed a version on the Windows UI. They mainly prvoided back-end development, API integration, and server connectivity. 

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Princes Risborough, England
Ted Guggenheim
President, Rage Digital
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The new application performed well, and DreamTeam Mobile's responsive communication kept the in-house team informed about the development process. Their affordable pricing and technical skill earned them a reputation for reliability. 

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 CEO of Rage Digital.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with DreamTeam Mobile?

We had already developed an iOS version of the app for our client. They requested that we build a replica or import the application from iOS to Windows UI. I didn’t have any Windows developers or Xamarin developers on staff or in my freelance chain.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

The application has a web-based version and we developed the iOS version of it. As with Android apps that we do from time to time, typically if you have an iOS version completed, you can hand over the code and some reasonable sense of direction on what the app needs to do. They can then replicate the functionality within their own framework.

In this case, it was Windows. I provided DreamTeam Mobile access to the iOS source code and gave them directions from my iOS developer to answer any questions regarding the API or the server connectivity and functionality. I handed it to them to figure out, which they did.

What is the team dynamic?

There were probably four parties involved from business development through customer, to QA to development.

How did you come to work with DreamTeam Mobile?

I found them on Upwork. They had good response times. We had a conversation to articulate what the project scope was. Once we established their legitimacy, coming through the Upwork environment, they were very professional. They were very responsive in terms of my questions and getting the quote together, the contact and so forth.

How much have you invested with them?

$7,500.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in August 2017 until September 2017.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The client seems happy in some of the correspondence back and forth through Basecamp.

How did DreamTeam Mobile perform from a project management standpoint?

They’re excellent. We communicated via phone, email, and Basecamp.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They’re very cost effective. They’re professional, responsive, and the quality appears excellent.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Superior.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Excellent. Great value.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    For sure.

App Dev for Critical Communication SaaS

"I’m happy with them. I think they know what they’re doing."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Jan. 2016 - May 2017
Project summary: 

DreamTeam helped build several apps, including a secure messaging and file transfer app for the medical industry and a Windows mobile app. They were also responsible for specific integrations and testing.

The Reviewer
 
201-500 Employees
 
Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Director, Critical Communications Firm
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

DreamTeam is trustworthy and reliable. They’re a hands-on and proactive team with superior project management and communication skills, despite various language barriers. They stay on top of new trends and technologies, and make valuable suggestions about project and company direction.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

Our company is in the critical communication business. We help companies manage critical events including something like September 11th, active shooting scenarios, a natural disaster, fire, flood, etc. If this happens, how do you reach your people? How do you reach your employees? How do you inform your customers? How do you assemble your response team? How do you make sure that people got the message? I’s all about communication in various scenarios.

The company was founded after 2011 with this idea of “What do we do if something like this happens?” The last three or four years we’ve really done well in terms of business, and we changed our profile. We became a SaaS product versus an on-premise product and that created a lot of demand for our software. We went public last year and we’re doing well so far. I’m senior director.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with DreamTeam Mobile?

We acquired a company and wanted to build a keyword chatting application for the medical areas. We thought this would be a good addition to our suite of products, but when we acquired them, we didn’t have any mobile expertise in-house. We came to DreamTeam through that acquisition and we decided to keep that arrangement, because they really know what they’re doing in the mobile area.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We worked with them in two arrangements. Originally, they were a part of a development team and they did about 50% of the coding. They were a part and parcel of the original development team for that application and we kept that arrangement. In addition, we had to develop two other applications not related to the original acquisition. One of them had to be done on Windows phone, which we have absolutely zero expertise for Windows on development. We hired them and we outsourced this project to them altogether, including QA, development, design, etc. That was a separate project that they did for us, and they continued to help us with the development of the original application.

How many resources were assigned to your project?

We worked with 2 of the founders, Alex and Alexey, and then we had another guy Sergei. There were 3 developers helping us with the medical application. On the other project, we interacted with maybe 3 or 4 developers, but I think they had more people working than that.

What features and functionality did they development in the app?

The chatting application is for the medical industry. It is very similar to any other chatting app, but it’s also HIPAA-compliant, meaning everything is secure. There is an audit trail of everything you have done, so that makes it a fit for the medical industry. It supports audio calling, video calling, file transfer, attachment, images, voice messages, as well as normal text messages. It also integrates with our main platform so you can chat with people in your organization. You can find them and you can limit the people you can interact with, for security reasons. There are different modes of operations. Some people will expose it to their patients and some organizations want people just within the hospital. DreamTeam was responsible for our voice integration. They were responsible for everything regarding audio and video calling. We used a 3rd party toolkit called OpenTok, and they were responsible for that part. We told them the features we needed, and they did research and developed them. They did the coding and testing only.

How did you come to work with DreamTeam Mobile?

We knew their team and liked them. We trusted their quality and they’re reasonably priced. They were local, in the U.S. A lot of outsource companies don’t have any U.S. presence and that didn’t work for me because it was important for me to be able to call somebody at any time. We trusted them to do the app and they proved to us that they could do it, so we decided to outsource the next project to them. We probably could have found cheaper, but we were looking for someone who we could trust and who we could talk to at any time of day.

How much have you invested with DreamTeam Mobile?

We’re a public company and I can’t share that information. It was a reasonable rate.

What is the status of this engagement?

I joined the company 2 ½ years ago in January 2015, and that’s when the acquisition took place. That’s when I got introduced to them for that original project. The 2nd project we gave to them was about a year later. That lasted a couple of months and then once they delivered the app, that project was completed. They did continue working with us until very recently, maybe a few months back. At that time, our company started to change and we had to shift priorities, and we didn’t have any need for them anymore for various reasons. We separated as friends. I would go back to them if needed, but right now we just don’t have a need for them anymore.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We’re sending 30,000 messages a week on this app. We have 20 paying clients that use it. We also have free users because there is a free mode where you can download it for your organization if you don’t want to use premium features. We’re marketing it progressively. We’ve got a couple of good deals this quarter in that area. We continue to develop it.

How did DreamTeam Mobile perform from a project management standpoint?

They’re pretty good. The 2 founders that I interacted with, Alex and Alexey, they are pretty on top of things. They are also hands-on so if there’s any technical issue we need to resolve, they will jump in and help out. Them being in the U.S. really helps. They also have a good project manager. For that other project that we did for Windows phone, they assigned a project manager in Belarus, and she was on top of things and worked directly with me. I’m a native Russian speaker so being able to talk to them in Russian also helped, but even without that, they all speak pretty good English so that’s not an issue. We’re very happy with them.

What did you find most impressive about DreamTeam Mobile?

I don’t have experience working that closely with other mobile app providers. What I did like about DreamTeam is they’re trying to stay on top of new trends and technologies. They will tell me about conferences they go to and give suggestions about new things they learn about. They keep us apprised on what’s going on and they recommend which technical direction we should take. That was helpful. They’re not just doing what we tell them to do. Sometimes we listen to their advice and sometimes we don’t, but it’s good to use them as a partner and not just jump to doing your initial plan.

Are there any areas DreamTeam Mobile could improve?

The arrangement we had with them was pretty good. Even though I didn’t use mobile outsource before, I had a pretty good experience using outsource in general.

5.0
Overall Score The projects were successful. We’re happy with them.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They were pretty accurate on delivery. They would tell us if they couldn’t deliver on a specific date, and we would agree on a different date. Once they committed to a date, the delivery was spot-on.
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They’re not the cheapest provider, but they’re not super expensive either. If you go completely outside of the U.S., like India or Eastern Europe, you might get cheaper, but you also lose quality and the communication part will be harder.
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    It mostly was fine. We didn’t have any problems with our deliverables. There’s a few occasions where we thought testing could have been a little bit more thorough, but we talked to them and it got addressed.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I’m happy with them. I think they know what they’re doing and I’m happy to refer them.

Cross-Platform App for Agricultural Advisor

"They genuinely cared about the success of our business."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Apr. 2016 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

DreamTeam Mobile provides consulting and core API development for a video-calling app, using diverse technologies to create a cohesive SaaS product on iOS, Android, and web platforms.  

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Dallas Center, Iowa
Casey Niemann
President, AgriSync
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Launched product versions have attracted positive customer feedback and praise from internal stakeholders, illustrating DreamTeam Mobile’s excellent engineering. Their responsiveness, collaborative workflow, and accessible customer service continue to strengthen the partnership.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am the president of AgriSync. We’re a cloud-based Software-as-a-Service [SaaS] provider in the agriculture vertical. 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with DreamTeam Mobile?

We needed assistance with our video-collaboration API. 

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

DreamTeam Mobile was engaged from a consulting perspective. They served as our core development architect for a key piece of our iOS, Android, and web application. We are working on Xamarin forms for the mobile platforms and .NET components for the web.

The product is a Zendesk-like customer service platform for the agriculture segment. DreamTeam primarily focused on our video collaboration API and provided mobile and web development, as well as architecture.

How did you come to work with DreamTeam Mobile?

They had produced some blog posts on topics we were interested in, which led me to their company.

How much have you invested with DreamTeam Mobile?

The cost of their work has averaged $2,500 per month since the start of the engagement, or $25,000–$30,000 in total. We have used DreamTeam for contract work and not as full-time providers.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with DreamTeam in April 2016.  

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The feedback has been very positive. I think that we’ve received good service, although I cannot go into customer reviews. We’ve been happy with the work performed by DreamTeam Mobile.

How did DreamTeam Mobile perform from a project management standpoint?

I have no concerns in this area. We have worked with Alex [Founder, DreamTeam Mobile] and a team leader.

What did you find most impressive about DreamTeam Mobile?

They genuinely cared about the success of our business. DreamTeam is a good partner. They’re highly responsive, available, and collaborative.

Are there any areas DreamTeam Mobile could improve?

They did well overall, and I have no big concerns.

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

Engage them directly and bring them into the project team. DreamTeam worked best when they were deeply engaged in our business with clear expectations and accountabilities in place. I highly recommend them overall. They’re a solid extension of our team.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They do a very good job.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer