Embedded/Hardware/IoT/Robotics/Linux/RTOS

We are an electronics design company based in Ukraine which makes the full design of the devices from scratch.

- Architecture design of the system/project (Block diagram, Flowchart diagram, UML ... )

- Hardware design digital electronics (Microcontrollers Microprocessors, FPGA..), analog electronics

- Embedded development C/C++ design (ARM, LPC, STM32, Atmel cortex M0/M3, Atmel AVR, Nordic NRF52, Silicon Lab efr32, Linux, RTOS ...)

- Mechanical design (metal mechanical parts, enclosure design ...)

- Desktop Software (C#,  C/C++, QT, QML, Python, JavaScript NodeJs ...)

- Server Software (C#, Asp.net, C++, Python, JavaScript NodeJs ...)

- Web Application (html5, CSS, JavaScript ...)

 

 

 
$25,000+
 
$25 - $49 / hr
 
50 - 249
 Founded
2016
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Kiev, Ukraine
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More information about our clients and partners, you could see on our site: https://droid-technologies.com/

IoT smart system to control Gas Image

IoT smart system to control Gas

The device basically is controlling gas doze and take values from a lot of analog sensors, send/receive control information to a server by Wifi/Ethernet/USB - to PC.

Dev kit based on NRF52840 and Allwiner H3 MPU Image

Dev kit based on NRF52840 and Allwiner H3 MPU

There are smart dev kit, which includes the next parts: LTE MOdem from Quectel EG91, nrf52 BLE mcu, IMU-6 sensors, heart rate sensor, wireless charging, external small display, LPDDR3 memory, EMC 8 GB memory, speaker, microphone ...

Linux Gateway with ZigBee, LTE, WIFI,  Ethernet channels Image

Linux Gateway with ZigBee, LTE, WIFI, Ethernet channels

The device is an industrial Gateway which has the next channels: ZigBee, LTE, WIFI,  Ethernet channels. It takes data from the external device by ZigBee, BLE and pushes data to the cloud by Wifi/LTE/Ethernet.  There are a few supported clouds by default: AWS, Azure, IBM Watsons 

Hardware/Software design Linux based smart home Gateway  Image

Hardware/Software design Linux based smart home Gateway

There is the smart home Gateway with SubGiga + custom protocol, BLE RF protocols to control external nodes (temperature sensors, humidity sensors, dampers ...) and Wifi (MQTT/HTTP + SSL) protocol to communicate with cloud (AWS)

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Software Dev & Augmentation for Beverage Technology Company

As opposed to companies that have expertise in a specific coding language, they’re comprehensive in their knowledge.”

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
4.5
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Nov. 2018 - Apr. 2020
Project summary: 

Droid Technologies has supported a variety of development projects for a developer of beverage dispensing systems. They’ve utilized C++ and Node.js to support the internal team in writing embedded code.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Sterling, Virginia
Principal Engineer, Sestra Systems
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Droid Technologies has proved to be a reliable provider. They particularly shine when the project scope is well-defined. Their engineers are in tune with different workflows and boast a diverse span of skills. While they could continue improving their code quality, they’re a robust, skilled team.

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 principal engineer of Sestra Systems, which manufactures touchless smart dispensing systems for beverages, condiments, sanitizers, and other liquids.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Droid Technologies?

We hired Droid Technologies for a couple of different development projects. They’ve generally augmented our team in writing Node.js and assisting with development operations.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They started with a well defined standalone C++ project that took on multiple enhancements.

Most of the time was spent helping us develop and enhance feature sets on a NodeJS project that included some bug-fixing. That software controlled our hardware’s beverage portion control system.

Another was for a hardware development; in that project, they were responsible for new hardware bring-up and developing embedded code. Droid Tech helped bring our hardware to an operational state.

How did you come to work with Droid Technologies?

One of our colleagues found them through a freelancing platform. They were available and cost-effective, so we decided to test their capabilities using a well-scoped project. We enjoyed their development proficiency, so we decided to leverage their skill set to help us bolster our company at a quicker pace.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent upwards of $100,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We brought them on in November 2018, and it’s an ongoing partnership.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The quality of their work, especially when things are well-scoped, is very good. Admittedly, the metrics that we use are a little more subjective. We operate a ticket system in our JIRA workflow, and we see how quickly we can move towards a final product without getting tickets rejected and placed back into the development phase.

They have both embedded and hardware developers that are in tune with the development workflow. Albeit working with a more c++ centric team, Node.js was a challenge they were still willing to take on.

How did Droid Technologies perform from a project management standpoint?

Their project manager helped us translate to their team, which is based in Kyiv, Ukraine. The verbal and communication were fairly seamless; we were able to integrate them into our Slack and Jira workflows pretty quickly. Whenever there was a disconnect in communication, their project manager would step in to properly coordinate the tasks.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their large team is made up of individuals with different areas of expertise. That’s been really helpful because as opposed to companies that have expertise in a specific coding language, they’re comprehensive in their knowledge.

Are there any areas they could improve?

They could improve a little on the quality of their code. Doing some internal, end-to-end testing on our products could help with that. Otherwise, they’re doing pretty good. We’re able to work iteratively to get them there.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Provide a goal set to drive deliverables, and it might be helpful to assign a project manager on your own end to oversee that.

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

Software Development for Sports Technology Company

“This has been one of the best business relationships we’ve had with another company.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
May 2019 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Droid Technologies provides development efforts for a sports technology company. In efforts to extend the partner's in-house workforce, they helped develop a system for scoreboards and provided live support.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Bremen, Germany
CEO, Sports Technology Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The client is satisfied with the software and identifies the partnership as their best one yet. Droid Technologies delivers high-quality work as well as improves code and data management for the scoreboard systems. They're cost-beneficial and available after-hours, providing additional resources.

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 a sports technology company. We work with sports clubs and leagues, offering video analysis exchange systems and video review systems. Our team works with different leagues in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, and Denmark. We’re located in Bremen, Germany, which is in the northern part of the country. Currently, we have 10 developers and a couple of additional employees.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Droid Technologies?

All of our developers were busy with other work, and we needed assistance on a project. We were also looking for particular skills in software development, and Droid Technologies had them.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Development was done in C, and the main task was reading serial data coming in through RS-232 and RS-485. We had to deal with different protocols in running information from scoreboard systems in sports arenas, from many different manufacturers.

Together with Droid Technologies, we built a system that works with many different scoreboards. One of them can translate serial data into a different format, which includes a graphics output or just data scoring. Their team also got the system ready to work with all those different vendors of scoreboards.

Droid Technologies also provided live support when new scoreboards went live. We didn’t have all the information during development, so there was some reverse engineering involved in this process. Due to that, we didn’t have a ready and perfect solution.

It was a bit difficult with the customer because we rarely had access to the system, it was usually just during games. Droid Technologies provided live support on the weekend and at late hours; they helped us a lot with the project.

What is the team composition?

There was one developer from their side and two developers from ours. We also hired a web developer, for a short period of time, to build a small web interface.

How did you come to work with Droid Technologies?

We found them online by searching for the technologies we needed for the task at hand. Droid Technologies is also focused on hardware development, and we’d previously met them in Kiev, Ukraine. The first contact was very good. They were friendly and had a lot of good ideas about what we could do.

Their team was not only capable of the technical parts but also handled project management and came up with ideas about the project. All of this convinced us that they had a lot of expertise — on top of our friendly interaction — so we engaged with them.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent a little over €50,000 (approximately $54,000 USD) so far.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with Droid Technologies in May 2019, and the work is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We’ve had to outsource this project three times so far to different companies, and Droid Technologies was the only one that really took care of the job. We’re very satisfied with their work.

Our company was founded in 2010, and this has been one of the best business relationships we’ve had with another company. It’s been very short, but the quality of the work is convincing, and they’re available all the time, including late hours and on weekends.

How did Droid Technologies perform from a project management standpoint?

We use GitHub to share code as well as Skype and email for communication. So far, we’ve mainly worked in smaller teams, which were completely outsourced or in-house. This time, we did the project with a couple of in-house people along with an external developer from Droid Technologies.

This helped us, in general, to improve the way we handle code and manage data in our system because we have to make it available to different parties. Droid Technologies suggested some solutions for that because they have a lot of experience dealing with customers. For us, this was a bit of a new situation. Until then, we had either developed everything on our own or outsourced entire projects.

One of the developers we’re working with is very good technically, and we can always reach out to Sergii (CEO). If we have a question, he always provides knowledge and ideas. It’s not only the developers we’ve hired that are available to us; the whole company provides additional resources.

We haven’t had any bumps or problems with Droid Technologies. Everything’s gone smoothly, and they're always available when we want to check-in. We’re very satisfied with their work.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Droid Technologies offers good rates compared to other developers. They’re not too expensive, but they still provide high-quality work. The value for our money is very good with them. We could always hire developers that cost $200 an hour and expect more because there’s always more.

For the amount we pay, we get very good work and I’d be happy to pay more — but don’t tell them that. Quality of work is one of the most important things for us, and it makes us happy in this business relationship.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, I can’t really think of anything.

Do you have any advice for future clients of theirs?

Droid Technologies takes care of the job at hand. Clients should try and explain the whole project and give them more insight into it. With this input, Droid Technologies may possibly find a better solution than initially planned.

They have knowledge in different areas and a lot of experience. Don’t just give them a task and ask them to write a couple of lines of code, rather explain what needs to be achieved and what your business is. Then, they’ll contribute a lot more to the project.

5.0
Overall Score There’s nothing I can complain about.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    I’m trying to think of a milestone that they didn’t take care of in time, but I can’t.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    This is one of their main benefits.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I maybe wouldn’t refer them to a friend or colleague, just to keep them to myself.

Firmware Dev for GPS Tracker Company

"We very quickly setup a good way of working."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Sept. 2019 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Droid Technologies provided engineering for hardware and firmware. Their team augmented the staff to fix the codebase and other issues. 

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Stockholm, Sweden
Fabrice Marchal, Ph.D.
CTO, WTS - Positioning Solutions AB
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Droid Technologies successfully took over the project and refactored it into a stable state. They worked well with management and were very flexible. Their communication was solid. 

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

CTO at WTS. We provide custom B2C and B2B positioning solutions using our own family of GPS trackers.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Droid Technologies?

We hired Droid Technologies to work on our core technology, namely the firmware of our family of GPS trackers.

What were your goals for this project?

Take over an existing codebase, fix problems, propose improvements, review current hardware and set the basis for a new platform with new hardware and firmware.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We recruited Droid technologies via Upwork

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

Droid provided us with experienced hardware and firmware engineers. After reviewing the hardware, they joined the development teams and started working actively on the firmware extensions. Droid was quickly put the task of fulfilling specific customer demands.

What was the team composition?

We have one team leader with 5 other team members (firmware, frontend and backend-devops).

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Droid technologies helped us to take over an existing project and considerably refactor / re-engineer it ina much more stable way.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

We manage the resources ourselves but Droid proved to be extremely well organized and provided the right balance of structure and flexibility

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Technical knowledgeability , communication and dependability. Although we had no previous relationship, we very quickly setup a good way of working that included the sourced engineers in our team

Are there any areas for improvement?

No major improvements : communication can always be better. We could have done a better job at making Droid participate more in our company culture.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    very hard workers under tight deadlines
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    structure and thourough
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Product and Mobile App Dev for Telecom Company

"They even take the initiative to suggest ideas and improvements based on their own experience."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Aug. 2019 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Droid Technologies built an IoT device and mobile app for a telecom company. The mobile app and device connect to the client’s products and read their data through Bluetooth.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Kista, Sweden
Product Manager, Telecom Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The device and app are not finished yet, but the client is satisfied with the project so far. Droid Technologies demonstrates a high level of experience in building IoT products and guiding the client in detailing their specifications. Their willingness to adapt and be proactive stands out.

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 for a company that develops battery backup solutions for the telecom market.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Droid Technologies?

We needed help with developing a product.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We have developed a communications device as an accessory to our products. The communication device enables us to read out data from our product through a mobile app connected to the device via Bluetooth. Droid Technologies built the device — both its hardware and software as well as the plastic casing — and its mobile app.

We gave them requirements specifications to start with. We now have weekly meetings with our software and hardware engineers to follow the progress. We also have done some testing with and without Droid Technologies.

What is the team composition?

We work with a project manager, a hardware engineer, a software engineer, and a mobile app specialist. That’s about 5–6 people.

How did you come to work with Droid Technologies?

My CTO had heard about them and reached out to their team. 

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent about $50,000–$100,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

The project started in August 2019 and is ongoing. 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We expect the project to end in March 2020. We’re satisfied with the product; it works as it should, but we have some minor things left to do.

How did Droid Technologies perform from a project management standpoint?

They’ve been really flexible with us. We wrote requirements, but then we changed our minds several times and expanded the scope. They handle that really well, and they even take the initiative to suggest ideas and improvements based on their own experiences. 

Sometimes, we have some communication issues since our native languages are not English, but that’s how it is when you’re not English-speaking from the start. They use Mantis to track bugs, and we communicate through emails and our weekly meetings. 

What did you find most impressive about them?

This is our first experience developing a product with a third-party company. We’ve found Droid Technologies to be really proactive, flexible, and experienced with building these kinds of products. We didn’t do our job in creating the core requirement specifications, but they’ve handled that really well.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, we’ve had a positive collaboration. We’ve learned a lot for next time: we’ll do better to state the requirements, and they’ll do better to ask questions and narrow down the scope.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Be clear in your specifications. Also, be proactive and ask what they think about their experience. Droid Technologies may know better what you’re looking for, and it can save you time.

4.5
Overall Score
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    The cost of their work hasn’t been a problem, but we’ve had some difficulties making sure the product cost stays under a certain amount.
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Hardware Development for Handheld Artillery Control Computer

"I could always count on them to deliver before our set deadlines."

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

Droid Technologies spearheaded software and hardware development for a handheld artillery controller, working with high-level microcontrollers to manage complex calculations. They continue to support the team.

The Reviewer
 
Ukraine
Volodymyr Shchetinin
CEO, Turingismus
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Impressing their partner, the team delivered a fully-functioning final product for testing and approval ahead of schedule. The deliverables operate smoothly, free of any major issues. Their expertise and problem-solving skills have furthered the capabilities of the product.

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 Turingismus. We do research and work related to electronics and software, which involves simulations related to radar techniques.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Droid Technologies?

I was looking for an appropriate development team to help us for a year or longer.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Their team operates as an extension of our team. Sometimes, Droid Technologies handles projects related to electronics and software. For example, they developed a bot that simulates of body dynamics. The final deliverable was a cross-platform library that ran on many types of microcontrollers.

Droid Technologies chooses the right controller before designing and producing the bot. It’s developed special for massive calculations. It’s float point calculations with a lot of mathematics and physics inside. Based on Microcontroller 5, the final hand-held computer accurately calculates complex mathematical issues.

Inside the computer, there are some ports that scan and erase bots. There’s also a GPS model inside. We worked with Droid Technologies on the GPS heading technology. It's able to read position and direction.

It’s a very great success because there’s no file system or operational system, so it’s absolutely resistant for hacking. We’re still working on other components of the system. This summer, we tested some navigation solutions, for instance. We’re still working on this.

The second project was modernization for Doppler radar that measures the speed of moving objects. We use signal analysis software and hardware that was developed by Droid Technologies.

What is the team composition?

I was in contact with the project manager. They also gave me a lead on the project, who handles much of the day-to-day development.

How did you come to work with Droid Technologies?

Our project was very complicated, and we interviewed plenty of other vendors. A lot of teams can work with simple microcontrollers, but not many teams work with microcontrollers on the level we required. Sergeii (CEO & Owner, Droid Technologies) was the first person who really understood the problem and could develop our bot for calculations.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent between $60,000-$80,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in 2017 and the work is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

I’m absolutely satisfied with the work that Droid Technologies does. After they develop the software and hardware, I was able to quickly accept the work and test it out. The final product works perfectly.

How did Droid Technologies perform from a project management standpoint?

I was the project manager from my side, but I could always count on them to deliver before our set deadlines.

What did you find most impressive about them?

I'm satisfied with them. Starting with only 20 people, they've grown their headcount to about 80 over the course of our partnership.

Are there any areas they could improve?

There’s nothing I’d have them improve.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

I’m satisfied with how they work.

5.0
Overall Score They’re well experienced.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I strongly recommend them.

IoT Development and Engineering for Social Innovation Firm

"Their ability to deal with ambiguity, code structure, and approach, discipline have been great."

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

Droid Technologies provides IoT development, as well as industrial and electrical engineering services on an ongoing basis. They’ve already completed two generations of technology and are currently developing a third.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Greater Denver Area, Colorado
CTO and Partner, Social Innovation Technology Startup
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Droid Technologies’ efforts’ have been met with roaring applause. The team goes the extra mile to ensure quality, communication, and customer service are above expectations. Their ability to tackle complex challenges using a breadth of industry experience is what sets them apart from other vendors.

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 of a firm that deals with social proximity for mobile devices and being able to have individual people interact in a number of different ways, whether its sharing content, group experiences or discovering people with similar interests.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Droid Technologies?

We wanted to partner with a firm that had deep IoT development and data communications experience. As a plus, we ended up leveraging them for data industrial and electrical engineering talent.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We've done a number of engagements with them over the course of 18 months. Their scope was being the primary developer for our data communications and devices in C programming. They also used them for low-level driver development, peripherals, and development in the near field magnetic induction and Bluetooth spaces.

Because we have some advanced needs, we use state-of-the-art chips, for which we build our own prototypes that refine that code. That's where our industrial and electrical engineering needs come in, as we need to be able to build these IoT devices and demonstrate the use cases. They've already completed two generations of devices for us, as well as the industrial closures for a number of different prototypes that we use in testing.

What is the team composition?

For software staffing, it varies depending on the lifecycle of the product. It's anywhere from two on the low end, to six developers on the high end. Electrical and Industrial Engineering each typically take one person. We've also had one designer on staff too.

How did you come to work with Droid Technologies?

We wanted a company with expertise in the technologies we would be working with, but also one that had a proven track record. While there were several firms to choose from online, we loved Droid's Clutch reviews. The breadth and scope of their projects were vast, showing how nimble they could be and how flexible they were in being able to pioneer new capabilities. I chose them off a shortlist of other companies and liked their answers to how they would approach our initial set of work. We've grown that relationship significantly since then.

How much have you invested with them?

We've invested over $100,000 on their services.

What is the status of this engagement?

We began working with them in March 2018, and our engagement is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

They have top marks from us. Their ability to deal with ambiguity, code structure, and discipline have been great. They're proactive in suggesting changes, or even pushing back if they see there could be limitations, which we appreciate. It always comes from a point of experience, rather than speculation. I'd rather have a development team that's able to chart a course and find their way through problems, rather than do only what you ask. They use their collective experience to understand our broader strategy.

How did Droid Technologies perform from a project management standpoint?

They've performed well. We've had a lot of tight timelines, but they've been proactive; if they see they're falling behind or if there's additional work, they'll backfill with a junior developer that may work on things like display drivers while the lead developer works on refining the UX. There was always an awareness of the broader timeline, budget, and they worked their systems in parallel so that we wouldn't fall too far behind the curve.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They have a cross-section of the disciplines under their roof; electrical, mechanical, and firmware. They understand the actual hardware instead of just the language. That piece is especially significant for us when we're dealing with signaling and communications, and have them produce from soup to nuts a prototype, the electrical schematics, the assembly, the enclosure, and the code that runs on all of that.

They also all have a depth of experience working for corporate brands and clients producing an end product. Additionally, we saw them as having high integrity, honest, good folks. We visited them in Kiev, and they're good people who can communicate in English well. We learned they invest in English classes for their employees to ensure that they can communicate with clients, which was a pleasant surprise.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Although it hasn't ever impacted our business, maybe the next step for their business is to invest in a full-time UX person, rather than having to outsource.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

My advice is to share your strategy because they have the acumen to grasp it and can contribute as a partner and as a team. Don't approach them as contract C programmers, they're more useful than that. You'd be doing yourself a disservice if you don't take advantage of their capabilities.

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

Hardware Dev for IT Outsourcing Company

"They always show great ownership and dedication to making the product better."

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

Droid Technologies designed and developed hardware to support communication for a water pump control system. They continue to integrate new features.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Ukraine
Liubomyr Pohreliuk
CEO, Inoxoft
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The hardware has proven highly functional and communicates well with a paired mobile app through an API. Droid Technologies is accessible and flexible and they’re dedicated to their product.

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 Inoxoft, an IT outsourcing company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Droid Technologies?

We needed help with the hardware development side of a project. The project itself is for the agriculture domain.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They designed and developed the device hardware. We have a special device to control a water pump and it communicates with a mobile application. From the mobile app, users can work with the hardware device that Droid Technologies created. The device works with the pump on the tractor vehicle and can measure what the level of liquid is within the vehicle. The purpose of the system is for growing different vegetables.

They used an embedded tech stack with C or C++. They continue to help with new features.

What is the team composition?

We worked with a project manager and a developer.

How did you come to work with Droid Technologies?

They are one of the best companies in Ukraine for hardware development.

How much have you invested with them?

They spent $95,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in September 2017 and the work is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We’re happy with how the hardware works and how easy it is to use the API they’ve provided for the mobile device. We have no concerns.

How did Droid Technologies perform from a project management standpoint?

We had a lot of Skype and cell phone calls and we used Jira and Trello for project tracking. The developer showed great dedication and ownership when we had any issues. He was even available on the weekend and evenings.

They’re flexible and we’re happy working with them.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They don’t work just to provide a product—they always show great ownership and dedication to making the product better. When we suggested an idea and their developer didn’t agree with it, he challenged our idea and we followed what they suggested. They provide the best care.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, there’s nothing I’d have them improve.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Their prices are good for the quality they provide.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I’d recommend them to anyone for hardware development.

IoT Dev Support for Web-Controlled Screen Driver

"We value the flexibility and design quality, which was fully delivered by Droid Tech."

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

Droid Technologies supports several IoT-related projects, designing electronics, firmware, and human-machine interfaces. Recently, they've expanded on their previous work for a web-controlled screen driver.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Heidelberg, Germany
Head of System Integration & Product Dev, Research Platform
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Despite the limited turnaround time, Droid Technologies completed the project in time for a customer demo. Their remote team works effectively, mitigating any time and language barriers. They're also quick to mobilize on function improvement requests.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

Our company focused on research and development in the field of sensors, printed electronics and IoT. We are about 100 employers. I joined the company in 2019 as a head of IoT and Embedded Systems

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Droid Technologies?

Droid Technologies have been supporting us in several research projects related to IoT. As their part, they have been designing electronics, firmware and HMI. All projects were related to new technology development, which made the electronics design not trivial and set high requirements for engineering standards.

What were your goals for this project?

Together with Droid Technologies we have designed IoT demonstrators for printed electronics developed in our company. Typical tool set used included Embedded development (STM32), Web (C#, Javascript, ASP NET Core), Cloud (MS Azure). In each case the integration with a sensor was a challenging part and was designed to meet the application requirements.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

As originally recommend by one of our colleagues, we work with Droid Technologies on a regular basis. We have chosen the partner among several other candidates and the selection is based on high flexibility and good product quality delivered by Droid Technologies for a reasonable price.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

In a recent project, Droid Technologies have designed the electronics, firmware and Web UI for the screen driver, which can be controlled over the internet. The project was a second stage development of the initial prototype developed also by Droid Technologies.

Importantly, the second stage had very limited time constraints, which was fully fulfilled. During the development, a lot of improvements were introduced into the device, which required high team organization and strong cross-topic collaboration.

What was the team composition?

The vendor has allocated 4 people (3 developers and a project manager). Each of developers was responsible for his part (hardware, firmware and web). The size of team was fixed and matched the project requirements.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Project was developed and demonstrated to customer in time. The customer is satisfied.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

We had an opportunity directly interact with each developer to adapt the project exactly to our needs. We used git intensively. The developer team was offshore, but no difficulties were experienced due to language or time difference.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

We value the flexibility and design quality, which was fully delivered by Droid Tech. As a most impressive, I would like to highlight the ability of developers to do a very fast function improvement upon request together with remote testing on our site.

Are there any areas for improvement?

We are fully satisfied with the service we received form Droid Tech. As a minor improvement, I would suggest to pay more attention on unit testing.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Firmware Development for Mobile and IoT Company

"Their experience is valuable."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Jan. 2019 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Droid Technologies provided a range of IoT development services to build a firmware device. The team was also involved in the design and testing of the prototypes.

The Reviewer
 
2-10 Employees
 
Greater Amsterdam Area, Netherlands
Founder & Director, Mobile & IoT Development Firm
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Droid Technologies fulfilled their promises by delivering a high-quality product on time. Their experienced team provides steady work and solutions. They work collaboratively and have an efficient project management approach. Customers can expect a supportive development team.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the founder of a mobile and IoT development firm in the Netherlands that builds mobile reporting and IoT applications.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Droid Technologies?

We already had a Bluetooth enabled device for emergency messaging and wanted to start working on an IoT equipped device. While we were working with our own engineers on different IoT modules, we knew we needed someone with expertise to focus on a specific skillset of Nordic nRF91.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Droid Technologies did most of the work from the design to the actual building of the firmware, cooperating closely with our team and other third parties. We provided their team the specs that they translated into the firmware designs. It is also validated by Nordic Semiconductor. After that, testing began. The first part of the process was the firmware before they moved on to designing the manufacturing of the first prototypes.

What is the team composition?

Our main point of contact is Sergii (CEO & Owner, Droid Technologies). We work with a project manager, product designer, someone who did the software stack integration, a hardware designer, and someone who did the firmware designs.

How did you come to work with Droid Technologies?

After seeing positive referrals on Clutch, we started their team off with small tasks. They delivered as promised.

How much have you invested with them?

The project cost about $50,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

Our engagement with Droid Technologies started in January 2019.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We have a prototype and a nearly finished product. So far, it’s been worth every penny. It’s a pleasure to work with Droid Technologies. Their team delivers on time and fulfills promises. They come up with high-quality solutions. Their experience is valuable.

How did Droid Technologies perform from a project management standpoint?

Their communication and overall project management are good. Droid Technologies is in control of the complex projects they’re working on.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Along with their excellent experience and high standard of work, they can support us in the full range of IoT. Droid Technologies is excellent in firmware, electronics design, and software stack integration. It’s an integrated solution, and they provide integrated support.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, there’s no area they could improve.

Do you have any advice for potential clients?

It’s important that clients are as familiar as possible with these electronics. A company must understand the symbiosis between hardware and software. It’s the full package, and people need to understand the interaction. When you understand that, it’s great to work with Droid Technologies.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They deliver on time and in budget. The project management was good.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    It’s good quality for the price, and their work is high value.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    The overall service is good. They’re proactive and great to work with.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I would highly recommend them.

Hardware Design for Gaming System Manufacturer

"They’re willing to dive in and help."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Nov. 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Droid Technologies designed and created hardware for a gaming device. Their deliverables included an HID printed circuit board assembly, a USB-C charge cable, firmware, and designs.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Parkinson, Australia
Phil Croft
CEO, BoxDark Industries
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Their collaboration has significantly accelerated the solution’s timeline to commercialization. Expect a communicative and accountable partnership with Droid Technologies, whose expertise and work ethic qualify them to give helpful advice on development.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am the CEO of BoxDark and inventor of the ProSteer, the world’s first handheld analog steering input device for PC and game consoles.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Droid Technologies?

We needed rapid development of a HID printed circuit board assembly (PCBA), custom fit to our existing enclosure. We also needed design of a USB-C charge cable, play connectivity, Bluetooth connectivity, firmware, and computer-aided design for enclosures.

What were your goals for this project?

The goal of the project was to develop a market-ready gaming input device with plug and play connectivity.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

After much research I narrowed my search to two potential development partners, Droid Technologies and one other, larger organization. Upon further consideration, Sergii (CEO and Owner, Droid Technologies) showed a strong understanding of our needs and gave me confidence in their ability to execute the task.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

They designed our PCBA and integrated the main logic board with Bluetooth, USB-C charge, and play connectivity. They incorporated a micro switchboard to allow three-phase function switching and 2x2 daughter boards to extend control input functions through two enclosure hinges. They created a computer-aided design (CAD) for enclosures to adjust and improve our existing analog enclosure design. They created firmware to enable and calibrate multiple digital and analog potentiometer functions through specific ranges.

What was the team composition?

We worked with Sergii as our project manager. We worked with a PCBA hardware design and manufacturing resource, a firmware developer, and a CAD developer.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Working with Droid Technologies has significantly improved our timeline to commercialization, which is critical for a hardware startup.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

Sergii handles project management and has done a very good job of managing milestones and the overall timeline of our project. There have been a couple of delays, but we have been completely informed throughout, so we’ve been able to plan and adjust. Any issues have been overcome in a professional and timely manner, and the communication from the team at Droid has been forthcoming and of high quality. They are very easy to collaborate with and they provide excellent advice and guidance throughout the process.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

They’re willing to dive in and help. We quickly found ourselves working with very motivated experts across all the relevant areas of our project.

Are there any areas for improvement?

The only areas of delay were the result of a third-party manufacturer’s issues. The only area of improvement for Droid Technologies might be to increase their pool of trusted manufacturers so they have more alternatives in the future.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Everything moved ahead well.
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They did more for less than any of our previous suppliers.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They did excellent work across the board.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I would highly recommend them to anyone with a serious tech project.