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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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.

IoT Dev for Laser Company

"We’ve enjoyed working with Droid Technologies, especially with the developer we’re using."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
3.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Sept. 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Droid Technologies assigned a single developer to assist with the edge server part of an IoT system while the in-house staff migrates everything to a cloud service.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Selmsdorf, Germany
Jörn Frank
Project Manager, ALLTEC
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The project is still ongoing, therefore, there are no solid metrics to provide other than the collaboration has been a positive one so far. Their developer is integrated with the in-house team and has all the right expertise for the project.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

ALLTEC is a German-based company dealing with laser marking systems. I’m the engineer for a specific brand of our products.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Droid Technologies?

We’re currently working on an IoT project. We’re also connecting all our products to a cloud service and needed help from an external partner for this task.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Droid Technologies has worked on an edge server IoT component running on our laser systems using C++. Part of this project consists of developing the cloud server, which we’ve done in-house.

What is the team composition?

We have a project manager on our side, but it was important for us to have direct communication with the developer. Droid Technologies’ developer is part of our virtual team, which is set up in different locations across Europe.

How did you come to work with Droid Technologies?

We’d had good experience outsourcing software work to Ukrainian freelancers.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent between $25,000–$50,000 on this project so far.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with Droid Technologies in September 2018. We’ve integrated them more and more into our software development. It’s an ongoing, sprint-driven process that requires keeping the team as consistent as possible. We’re looking to finish this project at the beginning of June 2019.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We’re still in development at the moment, so it’s too early to provide metrics, but it’s been a good experience. We’ve enjoyed working with Droid Technologies, especially with the developer we’re using, whom we’ve integrated into our team. He is well-educated around all the technologies needed to execute this project.

How did Droid Technologies perform from a project management standpoint?

We employ an agile, test-driven approach, and have a very good collaboration with the developer. He takes part in our team meetings on a regular basis.

What did you find most impressive about them?

We’ve typically worked with freelancers in the past. With Droid Technologies, we have management support, so our resource is given the right training on all relevant technologies.

Are there any areas they could improve?

It’s always good to have face-to-face meetings with the people we’re working with, and we plan to have the developer over for one week to collaborate a bit more deeply beyond just teleconferences. Doing this at the very early stages of a project would be an improvement for Droid Technologies.

4.5
Overall Score
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 3.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They’re costlier than freelancers, but this comes with some benefits. I can’t compare Droid Technologies with other agencies.
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Electronics Development for Tech Manufacturer

“They understood the requirements very well and executed on them perfectly.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
June 2016 - Aug. 2016
Project summary: 

Droid Technologies developed electronics, creating four printed circuit boards for a high-tech product. The components include a Wi-Fi adapter, a USB hub, a microcontroller, and power management capabilities.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Seattle, WA
Yuri Brigance
Principal, Angry Lychee LLC
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The products Droid Technologies produced are excellent, and the team was able to work based on quite loose requirements, demonstrating their ability to work from their own initiative and skill. They were professional, communicative, and responsive when they were required to be.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

We're a small US-based manufacturer of a high-tech pet product called Felik.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

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

We needed a team to create all of the electronics for our device. It consists of four different printed circuit boards (PCBs), which contain components like a Wi-Fi adapter, a USB hub, a microcontroller, and power management.

What were your goals for this project?

To develop the electronics for our product, including the internal wiring harness and the motor and laser control.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

I've learned about them through a colleague who owns a local product design firm.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

They've developed a total of PCBs for us, working on multiple revisions as we requested them in order to help assembly. They took our very loose requirements and turned them into a functioning product, working with our computer-aided design data to make sure everything that fits in the enclosure with high precision. They've also ensured that all components will pass the Federal Communications Commission’s radio frequency inspection.

I sent over an 8–9-page document with requirements and a prototype circuit, and we communicated over Skype a few times to clarify things or provide missing information. After that, I simply received my files and was ready to manufacture the boards.

What was the team composition?

I've worked with three engineers from their side.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

They’re very fast and don't require any hand-holding from us: they produced their solutions in a matter of weeks, based on our requirements. That timing was a huge plus for us, and they’re also very cost effective.

They do work that is of excellent quality, the communication is very good, and they are responsive. I also work closely with a local product design firm and I know that their other customers have used Droid Technologies for firmware and electronics development with great success.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

It was fairly hands-off and easy because they understood the requirements very well and executed on them perfectly.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

They understood what were quite loose requirements very well, without the need to constantly figure things out with us. They’re very professional and easy to reach, should there be a need.

Are there any areas for improvement?

We're 100% satisfied and will continue to work with them for all our electronics and firmware needs and future products.

5.0
Overall Score They've saved us several times over when delivering a brand new product to market.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    The response time was very quick and they're always on schedule with their estimate.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    The cost is very competitive, especially for a small business like ours.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Everything worked on the first try; there were no surprises.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I'd be very likely to.

Embedded Software Design for UI Firm

“They're very responsive and keep their commitments. … They're always there for us.”

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Oct. 2016 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Using the architecture provided by the in-house team, Droid Technologies oversees firmware and software UI design for various projects. They’ve also assisted with Android apps and electrical design.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Boston Metro Area
CEO, User Interface Design Firm
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The in-house team is happy with the quality of the designs and has increased Droid’s scope of work. Droid goes above and beyond to meet all needs, while their expertise and ability to provide valuable recommendations contributed to the ongoing 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'm the CEO of a UI design firm. We specialize in hardware, software, industrial design, and mechanical design.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Droid Technologies?

We were working on a project for our customer and we needed help with software design. Droid Technologies did a great job, so we continued giving them work.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We do custom designs on behalf of our customers and Droid oversees firmware and software design for the user interface. Our in-house engineering team does the architecture of the design and Droid breaks down our projects into finite elements, which they’re delivering on a weekly or monthly basis. Then, our engineers integrate those components into a larger application. They've also helped us with electrical design and worked on some Android applications. Currently, they're building an internal development platform for us so that we can test out advanced technologies and materials.

What is the team composition?

I mostly work with Sergii (CEO, Droid Technologies), who has a team underneath him. They've assigned at least six people to our project.

How did you come to work with Droid Technologies?

I found them through a Google search. I started working with Sergii and I loved what he did for me, so I continued my relationship with Droid.

How much have you invested with them?

We've spent between $40,000–$70,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with them in October 2016 and the relationship is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

They work quickly and provide a lot of infrastructure that we need on a regular basis. The first project we had them do was a proof of concept for a major small appliance customer, and Droid completed that project within two months.

How did Droid Technologies perform from a project management standpoint?

They do an excellent job. They create a lot of videos to update us on the progress, but their written documentation sometimes could be a bit better.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They're always there for us. They're very responsive and keep their commitments. If we're pushing for something that is unrealistic, they'll let us know and tell us what timeframe would be more realistic to complete the project.

Are there any areas they could improve?

My only recommendation for them would be to improve their written documentation, but that's a very minor issue.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Keep an open line of communication. Also, provide a thorough statement of work and have clear goals, timelines, and a way to measure success.  

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

Embedded Firmware Dev for Engineering Consultant

“They make high-quality firmware, even when the products are complicated.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Oct. 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Droid Technologies augments the internal team and works on firmware for various different projects. For example, they’ve worked on USP interfaces and Linux systems.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Glendale, California
Torkom Pailevanian
Owner, TP Engineering
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Droid Technologies does good work and follows instructions well. Communication can sometimes be difficult because they’re overseas, but they still manage to track progress well. Although they could be more proactive, they always strive to meet expectations.

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 owner of TP Engineering, a private engineering firm. We work on electronics, mechanical, and software for companies, taking their products from concept to prototype and sometimes prototype to first article. We work in addition to their engineering departments.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Droid Technologies?

We needed a partner to augment our team, mostly for firmware development.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

One of our projects with Droid Technologies was an accessory for a third-party data logger. It had a USP interface, and our client wanted a display. We did all the electronics for the hardware plugin, and Droid Technologies built the firmware.

Another project was an automated client growing system. Droid Technologies did the firmware for a Linux system, which included the device drivers and some graphical interface for the display.

What is the team composition?

Our main point of contact is the project manager, and we’ve worked with four different firmware developers.

How did you come to work with Droid Technologies?

A friend referred them.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent around $10,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We partnered in October 2017, and the work is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

I’m happy with the quality of their work. If I’m not, I’ll let them know, and they always fix it.

How did Droid Technologies perform from a project management standpoint?

They’re fairly responsive and accomplish what we ask of them. The time difference makes communication a bit difficult, but we’ve adapted. They use Jira to track tasks and stay organized. I have to keep tabs on them and record how much work they’ve done each day.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They make high-quality firmware, even when the products are complicated. Their code is consistent across the team members, which makes our job easier.

Are there any areas they could improve?

They could be more independent, but they do good work.

Do you have any advice for future clients of theirs?

Be specific on your requirements or you might waste a lot of time and money figuring things out as you go.

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

Hardware & Software Partnership for Dev Company

"They are part of my company and if I were to lose them, it’d be a huge loss."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
June 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Droid Technologies is a dedicated partner that provides a wide array of backend tech services. They’ve dealt with microcontroller integration and currently work on building Windows apps and Linux development.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Israel
CEO, Development Startup
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Having them on board boosts the capacity of taking on multiple projects, which are all completed on time thanks to their commitment and focus. Their project manager is on top of everything and even schedules meetings with end clients. Overall, their collaboration, while pricey, is highly valuable.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the founder and CEO of a development company. We create models and different solutions for startups in their early stages.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Droid Technologies?

We wanted to partner with a development company.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They started out by working as the backend of our company by incorporating talented engineers to our team. Later on, we started offering services to our customers instead of just giving them a ready-made product, which included design and development. We’re the face that client’s see and Droid Technologies is the tech provider for our company.

We know how to find business, market ourselves, and how to create a lot of things, whereas Droid Technologies knows how to build them. Most of the time, we collaborate on the development of microcontrollers. The product we made was very easy to integrate, so we’re more focused on the integration of the components into a very small, tight design, which is their area of expertise. They know how to make small designs based on sensors, connectivity, microcontrollers, and power.

After that, they also developed it as a Windows application. Currently, they’re working on software electronics, Windows application development, and Linux development.

What is the team composition?

We’re up to 12 people now, and it became really hard to manage them all at the same time, so we decided to bring on a project manager to monitor the process. I’m in Israel and the team is scattered in three locations in Ukraine.

How did you come to work with Droid Technologies?

We tried a few companies in Ukraine, which were a big disaster. One couldn’t take on a long-term engagement and another wasn’t professional enough. A friend told me how Droid Technologies had talented engineers, so we tried one project and it was a success.

After that, we worked together more and eventually partnered. They’re pretty expensive for me, but the level of support I get from them is worth it.

How much have you invested with them?

We have invested over €200,000 (approximately $227,770 USD).

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in June 2017 and the collaboration is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

As soon as Droid Technologies joined our team, we were able to take on five projects at a time. Two weeks ago, we finished six projects at the same time. If we launched two projects during three years and an additional six to eight projects the following year, we’ll accelerate our time to market now with the additional team.

How did Droid Technologies perform from a project management standpoint?

The communication is really good. Finding the best way to work was a process, but we’re at a place now where documentation is really great. We put everything on Google Drive for everybody to access and read, and once we approve a strategy, we execute it. If we have a problem, we can change it, and everyone is involved.

The project manager oversees the tasks being done by the developers, as well as when they will be completed. He also sets conference calls with my customers to discuss requirements so we can better understand their needs. We use Jira to manage tasks.

The project manager also supervises how many hours they've worked, when additional actions are needed, and when internal conference calls between the teams are required. It’s very complicated, but we manage to work well together. They are part of my company and if I were to lose them, it’d be a huge loss. I’d love to buy them in the future.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their team members are focused and care about finishing their work on time. They understand that we’re a startup and that we’re struggling, and really care about me and about bringing value to my company.

Are there any areas they could improve?

There aren’t any areas they could improve on.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Understanding the culture of Ukrainian engineers is important. If a company wants to work with Droid Technologies, they have to adapt their mind to a different culture.

4.5
Overall Score
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    I’m responsible for this aspect most of the time.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They’re expensive, but good enough.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer