Even Facebook Fell in Love with Our Code

Droids On Roids is a mobile & web development company from Poland, est. in 2011

ABOUT US

✔  100% office-based team of 45+ talented professionals

✔  We’re helping our clients to achieve their challenging business goals 

✔ Among our partners are great start-ups (GIPHY, Electric Objects) and global brands, while our Open Source library is used by Facebook, WhatsApp, and Bitrise

✔ Strong background in creating Internet of Things and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) apps

✔ Member of Google Developers Agency Program

✔ Our hourly rates: Developer $55 / 45€, Designer $55 / 45€

✔ In 2017 and in 2015 we were ranked in the prestigious "Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Central Europe Awards", that recognizes the 50 most dynamic technology companies in the region

✔ We have been listed on “Forbes Diamonds 2018"

 

SERVICES

We offer you full mobile, web and backend services: iOS development (native & Flutter), Android development (native & Flutter), Web development (front-end & back-end).

Our services include also: Workshops (where we crystallize the vision of your  app), Design, Project Maintenance, and Quality Assurance

 

DEVELOPMENT - HOW WE WORK

✔ Core programming languages: Java, Kotlin, Swift, Ruby, Daart, Objective-C, C (NDK), Java Script

✔ Platforms: iOS, Android, Web

✔ Web framework: Ruby On Rails, node.js

✔ Mobile App SDK: Flutter

✔ Tests: Espresso in Android Studio, XCTest in Xcode

✔ We work in Scrum

 

Get a Free Estimation: [email protected]

 
$10,000+
 
$50 - $99 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2011
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Wroclaw, Poland
headquarters
other locations

Portfolio

Key clients: 

Loop - Wi-Fi display app & mobile app for managing it

The Loop App connects to the Wi-Fi display and allows you to seamlessly share video, photos & video chat with your friends and family.

 

THE SCOPE OF THE PROJECT

iOS App Development, Display Development (IoT, Android), Backend

 

READ THE WHOLE CASE STUDY on our website

 

We used Droids for our iOS app, our backend, and device Android software. They have amazing talent and great processes and when we needed more resources to hit a deadline they ramped up extremely quickly. Could not recommend them more.

- Brian Gannon, CEO at California Labs, Inc. (Loop)

OhMiBod - Interactive way of managing self-pleasure devices

An amazing way to connect intimately with your partner, either locally or from virtually anywhere in the world.

 

THE CHALLENGE

Our goal was to create mobile apps managing self-pleasure devices of OhMiBod. The challenges were also ensuring backward compatibility with the previous app’s version and user accounts’ migration. We were responsible also for UX/ UI design of the apps and project maintenance.

OUR SOLUTION

We have created apps connecting remotely with the gadgets that allow users to create unlimited vibration patterns on the fly. The user interface is intuitive while the app’s design is simple & modern.

Skybuds - App for managing wireless earphones

Exploit the full potential of your wireless Skybuds earphones thanks to the Skybuds app.

 

THE CHALLENGE

To create a mobile app connecting with wireless earphones via Bluetooth 4.0 and to ensure the possibility of performing hassle-free firmware updates

 

OUR SOLUTION

Android and iOS apps with a user-friendly & interactive UI that give users more control over their wireless Skybuds earphones and Skydock (wireless charging dock)

 

MAIN FEATURES

State Monitoring // Firmware Update // Bluetooth Low Energy Connection // Special Modes // Find My Skybuds

 

Droids on Roids’ communication with us was steady and reliable, while their code quality was clean on both Android and iOS platforms. They stayed up-to-date on different coding languages and the team was very organized.

– Jaimie Robert SeltzerCEO, Alpha Audiotronics

Złote Wyprzedaże - m-Commerce app for online flash sales

Złote Wyprzedaże is a mobile app that allows easy, pleasant and secure shopping from the best brands at the lowest prices. Users can be up to date with new sales from their favourite brands.

 

THE CHALLENGE

Creating a mobile app and setting up API connections. The app aims to streamline user experiences, reduce search times and boost conversions.

 

OUR SOLUTION

After a three-day workshop with the client, we built native iOS & Android apps that, thanks to a clear design and a well-thought-out user experience, allow users to create an account, follow their favourite brands and quickly buy products at the lowest price.

 

Droids On Roids impressed us with their creative ideas and straightforward, proactive approach to development. We received the product we wanted and their work quality and experience are impressive. The design and UX are high-quality; the...

GIPHY Cam - Animated GIFs Search Engine

Record your life as a series of GIFs!

 

THE CHALLENGE

Developing mobile app based on given requirements and design using OpenGL library for Android. Support of the iOS development

 

OUR SOLUTION

Solid execution throughout the process of launching a complex, graphics-intensive application

 

MAIN FEATURES

Recorder // Special effects & filters // Face tracking // Speech recognition // Social features 

 

We see our Droids team as true collaborators and would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone looking for a skilled partner who truly cares about building a quality mobile product
- Joe Saavedra, Product Manager, GIPHY CAM

Electric Objects - Digital display app and mobile app controlling it

Electric Objects is a new way to bring art from the Internet into your home.

 

THE CHALLENGE

Connect EO1 frame backend part with mobile apps and create the user-friendly interface

 

OUR SOLUTION

Android and iOS apps that allow controlling the content displayed on the HD framed screens

 

MAIN FEATURES

Extensive library of artworks // Multiple connections with the frame(-s) // Playlists // Private galleries // Following favorite artworks and more 

 

Working with the Droids on Roids team was an exceptional treat. The app that we shipped is solid and looks great! 

- Lisa Neigut, Android Engineer, Electric Objects

Hematologist’s Calculator - App calculating factors for patient's treatment

Hematoonkologia.pl is one of the largest educational web portals in Poland, designed for hematologists.

 

The mobile app is intended for physicians, hematologists, and primary-care specialists, containing helpful tools that are usable in any situation, from the doctor's office to the operation room.

The methodology of this application is consistent with the guidelines of the Polish and European Society of Hematologists.
 

THE CHALLENGE

Designing and developing an easy-to-use app, on both iOS and Android, to help healthcare providers calculate factors for patient treatment. The app should only be available for physicians registered with the Central Register of Physicians of the Republic of Poland.

 

OUR SOLUTION

Based on the Client’s materials, we were able to create a well-designed mobile app that is very easy to use, thanks to clear UX solutions.

 ...

let SWIFT - Event app for iOS developers meetup

Event App for let Swift – one of the biggest cyclical iOS developers meetup in Poland.

 

THE CHALLENGE

Our goal was to create an app for iOS developers community gathered around let Swift meetup in Wroclaw. It’s one of the biggest cyclical iOS developers meetup in Poland and the biggest one in Lower Silesia.

OUR SOLUTION

The app allows let Swift organizers to share information about events & speakers with the community. User can confirm his interest in a particular event, add a reminder about it, check out speakers bio & subjects of their speeches, or view event photo galleries.

Culture Secrets - Web & mobile apps for booking cultural events

Culture Secrets app allows buying tickets for the best cultural events in Paris. Enjoy unique artists meetings, private visit of exhibitions plays, concerts, art openings and more.

 

THE CHALLENGE

Culture Secrets Team asked us to improve their Web App and develop a Mobile App compatible with the website.

 

OUR SOULUTION

We created the products that allow users to find the best cultural events in Paris and buy tickets for them. Why it is uniqe? Because the most of the events are confidential or private. The real art lovers can buy the best seats or join private meetings with artists behind the scenes.

 

"Droids On Roids is a professional, long-term Partner who you can rely on. I am really satisfied with our cooperation – the team created products that we expected. Our apps are used by thousands of people in France, but not only".

Gary Crait, Culture Secrets...

TOAST - Event app for Android developers meetup

Event App for Toast – the biggest cyclical Android developers meetup in Poland

 

THE CHALLENGE

Our goal was to create an app for Android developers community gathered around Toast meetup in Wroclaw. It’s the biggest cyclical Android developers meetup in Poland.

 

OUR SOLUTION

The app allows Toast organizers to share information about events & speakers with the community. A user can confirm his interest in a particular event, add a reminder about it, check out speakers bio & subjects of their speeches, or view event photo galleries.

 

Your Card - App for managing pre-paid cards

The app enables Edenred cards’ owners to manage their pre-paid cards in one place.

 

THE CHALLENGE

Edenred gift cards are modern, non-financial way to motivate and reward employees. Our goal was to develop iOS and Android apps for Edenred Poland, allowing cards’ owners to manage their cards.

OUR SOLUTION

With Your Card apps users can search for special promotions and discounts and check the balance of their cards which is updated on an ongoing basis.

 

We were delivered high-quality products, matching our requirements and expectations. Direct and friendly atmosphere, during the course of our cooperation, visibly contributed to the reduction of the lead times. Droids On Roids are professional, efficient and proactive – we definitely recommend them as a reliable partner for your business.

- Tomasz Pieszczurykow, IT Manager, Edenred Polska

FanGram - App integrating social media channels

Follow your favorite celebrities, movies, and brands in one place and receive the latest news from all available sources online!

 

THE CHALLENGE

Integration with sophisticated API and user-friendly interface design

 

OUR SOLUTION

iOS & Android apps with the clear design and smooth performance due to advanced integrations and data processing. Thanks to various visual solutions (animations, design patterns) user experience is astonishing

 

MAIN FEATURES

Social Media integration // Advanced filters // Trending info in one place // Custom WebView

 

I am very satisfied with my choice of working with Droids on Roids. I would rehire them again in a second.

- Ivan Arnold, CEO, FanGram

HSPal - Restaurant management app for iPad

Health & Safety made Eco-Friendly!

 

Did you know that every restaurant owner in the UK has to keep the record of almost every action they are taking in their kitchen? This means tons of wasted paper full of data. So the question was: why don’t we do it digitally?

 

THE CHALLENGE

Creating an app that will be the control center that reinvented paper logs and stays updated all the time.

 

OUR SOLUTION

A well-designed iOS and back-end apps for organizing documentation for restaurants in the UK.

Reviews

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Web Design & Dev for Online Used Car Retailer

"They’ve identified problems as quickly as possible."

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

Droids on Roids provided embedded web developers for a site redesign. Features included an online finance calculator and other responsive elements. The solution is scheduled to launch by the end of the year.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Grünwald, Germany
Head of IT, Automotive Firm
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The team’s expertise filled a skills gap and moved the solution to completion. They transitioned easily into a new programming language and worked smoothly within an existing development team. In addition to strong technical abilities, customers can expect effective communication.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the head of IT for a used car retailer. We are an e-commerce site, and we deliver cars to customers’ doors.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Droids on Roids?

We needed new full-stack developers for our website redesign and were having trouble finding new internal hires. Specifically, we needed fluency in PHP and JavaScript. We decided to outsource, and I felt confident they could handle our project.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

With support from three of their developers, we’ve completed the site redesign and moved on to work on maintenance and new features. Because they’re so integrated with our team, it’s hard to say who did what exactly. Droids on Roids worked on an online financing calculator, specifically on the contact formula. They’ve also worked on responsive elements on the site. We expect to launch the latest version in a few weeks.

What is the team composition?

We worked with one person from their team initially. Later, we needed a second developer, and a third joined us a few weeks ago. We generally don’t use them for project management as we have our own scrum masters, product owners, and managers. Wojciech (CEO, Droids on Roids) is my main point of contact.

How did you come to work with Droids on Roids?

I found their website and thought their price was reasonable. Also, they’re from the same city in Poland as me, and it’s easier to communicate in your native language. I speak German and English as well, and Droids on Roids’ people speak English, but using Polish is easier.

How much have you invested with them?

We have spent $10,000–$50,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We began working with them in May 2018, and the engagement is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

It’s hard to pinpoint measurable results because we evaluate Droids on Roids based on how fast they work relative to our internal people and the quality of their code. If someone’s underperforming completely, we’ll approach the problem, but we don’t track specific measurements otherwise.

How did Droids on Roids perform from a project management standpoint?

As I’ve mentioned, we handle the project management, but they’ve been proactive about contact. They’ve identified problems as quickly as possible, whether through software or video call. We use Slack and Jira to coordinate.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Droids on Roids provides good engineers, regardless of their programming language background. Although they specialize in Ruby on Rails, they’ll accommodate any other language.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, I can’t think of anything for the company as a whole.

Do you have any advice for future clients of theirs?

Clients should be open and transparent about their needs.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They delivered within the deadlines we gave them.
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Their pricing is fair.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Android App Dev for Satellite Hotspot Technology

“Their internal structure and operations are very helpful. They work as an extension of our team.”

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

Based on provided visuals, Droids on Roids is working on the UI elements for an Android application’s in-chat interface, management screens, a weather reporting feature, and a location sharing functionality.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
San Francisco, California
Braden Young
Software Lead, Somewear Labs
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

By tackling the basic development needs, Droids on Roids sped up the overall development process by a few months. The team follows a structured workflow, communicating openly and prioritizing their workload efficiently. Overall, they were an understanding, valuable, collaborative, and partner.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the software lead at Somewear Labs. We’re building a hotspot to support global connectivity for mobile devices.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Droids on Roids?

We needed a team to implement our UI designs on the Android version of our app.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We provided Droids on Roids with frontend design and visual elements, and they implemented them in our Android application. Droids on Roids implemented the UI we designed for the in-chat screen and various conversation management processes. Their team came up with great recommendations to make design elements for the weather report feature easier to implement. They also worked on the UI for our tracking functionality that allows users to share their location with their contact list. Droids on Roids is still working on certain UI elements of the application.

What is the team composition?

We have a scrum master, the main developer, another developer, and a test engineer.

How did you come to work with Droids on Roids?

They reached out to us. We met with their CEO when he was visiting San Francisco, and he showed us examples of their past work and explained their processes. We told them we had a limited timeline and budget, and they agreed to work within those restrictions. Overall, they seemed like a good fit.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent between $12,000–$14,000 on this project.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in November 2017, and the project is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Droids on Roids has had a huge impact on our company. They’ve sped up our development process by a few months. We don’t have that many in-house developers, so we had their team complete some of the necessary development needs before we allocated any of our internal resources to the project. They’ve delivered most of the work, and we’re currently finalizing the app and preparing for its launch.

How did Droids on Roids perform from a project management standpoint?

Working with the Droids on Roids team is an all-around great experience. Internally, they have well-structured workflows and organized communication. We handle our day-to-day needs via Slack, but we also schedule weekly or biweekly meetings to discuss our priorities and share progress updates. It’s a transparent collaboration; there’s a mutual understanding of responsibilities and expectations across both teams.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their internal structure and operations are very helpful. They work as an extension of our team. Droids on Roids understood our requirements and helped us prioritize the workload efficiently.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Overall, they’re great, but we did have one small hiccup. I provided them with broken code, and it took them a while to let us know. They shouldn’t hesitate to let us know when we messed up.

Any advice for potential customers?

Clients should be clear on priorities and expectations. They should tell Droids on Roids exactly what they want to build and leave no ambiguities. Enter the engagement with a strong vision and keep communication lines open.

5.0
Overall Score They’re great to work with.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    The timelines are clear and organized. There are never any questions.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They met requirements in terms of scheduling and cost.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They deliver everything we ask.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    We’ve had no problems with them. It’s a smooth process.

Web & Mobile App Dev for Art and Culture Experiences Platform

“We started with zero clients and now we have 50,000 subscribers of the application.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
2015 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Droids on Roids provided iOS and website application development, working from mockups and offering best practice advice. They continue to plan future projects alongside the team.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Paris, France
Gary Crait
Product Owner, CultureSecrets
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The close collaboration between the two teams produces excellent results, delivering a platform that has tens of thousands of users and six major brands using it. They are excellent project managers, working flexibly yet consistently over a long period of time.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the product owner at CultureSecrets. We provide our customers with a diverse array of cultural events in Paris. This includes concerts, theatres, exhibits, and art galleries. We have an iOS app and a website coded in Ruby on Rails.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Droids on Roids?

We needed help with web and app development.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They developed our entire website and iOS application, while we provided the graphics. We did some mockups and they gave us additional advice to make them better. They’ve always been there to advise us with the best practices.

The main point was to create a system so when a user has an idea, it’ll provide the program according to their needs. The website also functions as a web app. We’re still working together and plan to do other projects with them.

What is the team composition?

Their CEO and a manager worked with us.

How did you come to work with Droids on Roids?

Our CEO was from Poland so it was practical for us to choose a company from Poland. We chose them because they’re really cost-efficient.

How much have you invested with them?

200,000 euros (approximately $230,000).

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in 2015 and the work is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We work very closely with them—it feels like they’re with us every day. They’re very present in our daily IT life and it’s easy to work with them as they’re really flexible.

We started with zero clients and now we have 50,000 subscribers of the application. There are six major brand companies that are now working with us.

How did Droids on Roids perform from a project management standpoint?

We use Atlassian to track what they’re doing. We work in usually 32-hour sprints and have two meetings per month to evaluate the scope and discuss details.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They’re really cool and flexible, as well as being efficient. The team is concerned about the product. We’ve been working for around five years with the same developers. It was important for us to have an IT team that’s really aware and sensitive to our product.

Are there any areas they could improve?

They could improve their English, especially the developers.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

No.

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

Mobile App Dev for Event Organizers Communications Solution

"It’s great that they don’t just do what we suggest, but come up with ideas that are even better." 

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

Droids on Roids refreshed an existing application with an improved UI, UX, and design. They also integrated new features like a CMS panel, an event-matching tool based on user behavior, and ticket sales.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Warsaw, Poland
Adrian Czyczerski
CEO, Meeting Application
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Even though the apps haven’t launched yet, Droids on Roids' quality to date is highly encouraging. They implement requested fixes quickly and are open to feedback of all kinds, including personnel opinions. They enjoy proposing alternate solutions and searching for the best option.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the CEO of Meeting Application, a mobile app solution for event organizers to help them communicate with event attendees better. It contains several features like a live agenda, live speakers' profiles, and more.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Droids On Roids?

Our app was created over four years ago by several different developers, and it had some key issues: the Android version had a large workflow problem and we had some really old frameworks. We had two in-house developers, but I needed a large company who could review the code and suggest fresh, new parts to implement. We also wanted to start developing a new version of the application.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We had workshops where a few people from my company visited their head office, as well as a four-day long interview about our issues. After that, we had brainstorming sessions to discover our main problems, from which, they created a schedule with next steps that ran for about 12 weeks.

They checked the old code and then created new wireframes and designs – using InDesign – for a new version of the application. We’re coding the new version of the features in-house, but we’re using developers from Droids On Roids to do code review. They made several UI/UX changes, which then grew into new Android and iOS designs.

They created a totally new look for the CMS administrative panel, which implements the content in the application. They recreated the entire panel and changed the workflow of how we onboard our customers. They also redesigned and integrated an old business matching tool. which connect participants to events based on their behaviors and bios. Finally, they delivered a ticketing system, so we’ll not only be able to register event attendee’s, but also sell tickets through the mobile app.

What is the team composition?

We work with five people, but two or three weeks ago, one person changed. We also have a project manager.

How did you come to work with Droids On Roids?

I was looking for the best software house in Poland. 90% of people I asked said that Droids On Roids was the best, and we’re from the same city.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent $70,000 so far.

What is the status of this engagement?

We’ve been working together since January 2018, and the apps are almost ready.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The project was completed in 12 weeks, but the Android version took about 70% longer because we had some serious issues. On the other hand, it only took a week check and fix small issues on the iOS version. Even though we haven’t completed the project, I’d still recommend them. They can be expensive, but it’s better to spend more money in the end because they do awesome work. The quality is great, so I’d give them 9 out of 10.

How did Droids On Roids perform from a project management standpoint?

They use Jira and we communicate over Slack. We reach out to the developers for tough questions, but 95% of our communication goes through the project manager. If I send negative feedback about their work, they’ll implement the solution very quickly.

We had some communication issues with one of their UX designers, but it was a human to human issue – his work was pretty awesome. The communication flow with him was unexpectedly bad, so after one or two days we ask that they replace him, and they did.

What did you find most impressive about them?

I have very bad memories of the two previous software houses I’ve used, so I never believed that outsourcing could be better than using an in-house resource. However, after three months with Droids on Roids, every person on my side is very happy. Every time we try to find a solution, they bring it to us first. If we suggest improvements, they’ll focus on them very intensely and come up with an even better option. It’s great that they don’t just do what we suggest, but come up with ideas that are even better.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They cost more than the market average.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Native Mobile App Dev For e-Commerce Fashion Store

"They were very professional, goals-focused, and timing-oriented."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
June 2017 - Feb. 2018
Project summary: 

Droids On Roids built native Android and iOS mobile apps and set up API connections. They aimed to streamline user experience, reduce search times, and boost conversions. 

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Warsaw, Poland
Maciej Dulski
CEO, Złote Wyprzedaże S.A.
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Both apps launched successfully, were downloaded over 1,000 times, and tripled conversion rates. They offered a smooth, fluid interface and robust functionality. Droids On Roids impressed with their creative ideas and straightforward, proactive approach to development.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the chief executive officer of Ziote Wyprzedaze S.A., an e-commerce business that sells clothing, fashion, and accessories at huge discounts.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Droids on Roids?

Buying fashion online with huge discounts typically falls under impulse buying, a habit, or a business. It was very important for us to have a mobile application where we could reach our customers directly.

Our customers mainly look at our offers in the early morning and then close transactions in the evening. We wanted the capability to close transactions as quickly as possible, especially in the morning when people come into work and browse the web. We want to reduce the time between search and purchase and give them a smooth, quick method for finalizing the transaction.

We wanted a mobile app, but my programmers don’t work with iOS or Android. We needed full-service help.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

After we approached them, they offered us a three-day workshop. We discussed who we are, what we want, who our target audience is, what our customers look like, and who qualifies as a potential customer. Then we discussed how we wanted the mobile app to look. They prepared 80 or 90 wireframes, then moved on to designs.

Within a month, we had almost completed the designs for both platforms. That’s when we decided to go through with development.

We had three workshop days, one month of design preparation, and around five months of development. We completely outsource the native iOS and Android development to them. They also help us establish, build, and test our own API connection.

What is the team composition?

There are about four Android developers, four iOS developers, a graphic designer, a project manager, and a Scrum master. We adjusted the team according to the project’s needs.

How did you come to work with Droids on Roids?

They were recommended to me by one of our investors, who had worked with them on mobile app development with other companies. I organized the tender and invited them, along with two other companies. They were the best.

How much have you invested with them?

€250,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked together from June 2017 until February 2018.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

It went excellent, and the apps are launched. They were very professional and quick. We've received 1,000 downloads after a few days, but we’re not pushing it too much. Our conversion is three times higher on mobile.

How did Droids on Roids perform from a project management standpoint?

We meet at the same time every day to discuss our next steps. We communicated through video calling services like Skype. They were very professional, goals-focused, and timing-oriented. Instead of wasting time, they recommended their own solutions. If I told them to do something, they shared other ideas as well. They not only helped us design what we wanted, but they also convinced us to change our mind and choose better solutions.

What did you find most impressive about them?

We received the product we wanted, and their work quality and experience are impressive. Their product is well tested, so there are no crashes. The design and UX are high-quality; the app is flawless and very stable. 

Are there any areas they could improve?

They could have a little more empathy, which always comes with experience and age. They’re very brave and very young, so they are eager to fight, achieve goals, and complete tasks as quickly as possible. Their communication could be softer.

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

Personal Photo and Video App Development

“The quality [of the application] is extremely high—there’s sub-5% crash rate.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
Jun. 2016 - Jan. 2018
Project summary: 

Droid on Roids developed an application for a photo and video application. Working on backend server development and all iOS development, they based the product on provided documentation and wireframes.

The Reviewer
 
2-10 Employees
 
San Francisco, California
Brain Gannon
CEO, California Labs
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The app was completed to a high standard, and development will soon begin for the Android version. The team managed the project excellently, responding well to any queries or issues, and demonstrating an excellent level of attention to detail.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the CEO of California Labs. We make a product named Loop.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Droids on Roids?

We needed high-quality software development for iOS, Android, and backend server work.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We provided documentation and wireframes. It started simple, with them helping out with our iOS app, which was already in progress. Eventually, they did all of the iOS development. They took on all of our backend server and our Android app work too.

What is the team composition?

There’s a full-time project manager and a full-time QA person [quality assurance].

How did you come to work with Droids on Roids?

They reached out to us through LinkedIn.

How much have you invested with them?

$400,000–$500,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in summer 2016 until January 2018.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The app is live. The quality’s extremely high—there’s sub-5% crash rate. When we compare this first version of our app that was put out, the crashes were all extreme edge cases.

How did Droids on Roids perform from a project management standpoint?

They performed really well as project managers. We had a dedicated project manager and they were very available. They speak excellent English and were very responsive to what we needed. If we needed to manage the project a little differently and get our product people a little closer, they were more than willing to accommodate and make changes very quickly to ensure a great customer experience. We had nightly phone calls and also used Slack and email to communicate.

What did you find most impressive about them?

The team really took the project on as their own.

Are there any areas they could improve?

It would be okay for them to push back when they found that things would be too long or too time-consuming. They might march forward if we told them to do something and fight through it when the right answer might have been to flag that there’s an easier way to do it.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Communicate early and often. Ask for what you want. They’re incredibly accommodating and they want to hear feedback and to improve. If there are areas you aren’t happy with, tell them. You’ll be surprised at how flexible they can be.

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

Multiple e-Commerce Mobile App Dev Projects

“It’s great that they’re really doing Scrum and not just telling us that they are doing Scrum.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
Mar. 2016 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Subcontracted resources from Droids On Roids assist in developing mobile apps for iOS and Android that support e-commerce sites. They are also responsible for testing and project management.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Zurich, Switzerland
Felix Tschuck
Certified Scrum Product Owner, e-sphere GmbH
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Droid On Roids follows the Scrum framework, which helps keep projects on track. A recent app they worked on continues to receive positive feedback from users and have impressive sales. While there were issues at the start, Droid On Roids solved the problem by replacing the iOS developers.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

Our company is an IT provider that mostly handles B2B e-commerce projects. Our main area is SAP Hybris development. Everything we do is based on this framework. We also do custom Java development.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Droids On Roids?

Our customers were asking us if we could also provide apps development. That’s why we were looking for an app development company that could work with us.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We are working with 3–6 guys from Droids on Roids. They assigned a Scrum master and 2 development teams — one for iOS and one for Android. They also provided 1 tester. We usually provide the requirements and product engineering.

We worked together on a big project that took at least 8 months of development. The main task was building the web shop itself. An important feature was category management, and the tricky part was figuring out the API for multiple carts. A user can have up to 20 different carts, with the ability to switch between carts. In case we delete something from the web shop, we had to make sure that there were no errors. It also had to sync in real time with the mobile app. The second important feature was the offline content load, which allows users to see the whole shop even if there’s no Internet connection.

How did you come to work with Droids On Roids?

Our partner knew Droids on Roids. Part of our Java development is being done in Poland, so we were considering the possibility of having another Polish company do the app development. That would improve communication between the development teams since they can discuss tricky things in Polish. That was the reason why we were searching for a partner in that area.

How much have you invested with Droids On Roids?

We paid around $200,000 for their services.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with them in March 2016. The engagement is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Sales have increased since the new app was launched. Our customers are really happy because they achieved their goal of raising the e-commerce rate for the web shop and mobile app. This was the most measurable goal. Aside from that, they’re always measuring customer feedback about the app itself, which has mostly been positive.

How did Droids On Roids perform from a project management standpoint?

As of this year, we are really happy with their project management. We collaborate using Slack and Confluence. There were some issues during the iOS development, which was rather challenging, I’d say. Fortunately, Droids On Roids reacted well and changed the team. They also invested a lot of time and money in training the team.

What did you find most impressive about Droids On Roids?

It’s great that they’re really doing Scrum and not just telling us that they are doing Scrum.  

Are there any areas Droids On Roids could improve?

As customers, you always think you could have a bit more speed, but it’s important to have an exchange about expectations. Currently, I do not see anything they could improve at the moment.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    At the beginning, we had some problems with timing because of an issue with the iOS team.
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    I think it could always be a bit less.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    We had really a lot of quality issues and crashes with the old app. Now, everything is stable, and the customers are happy.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I’m really happy to work with them. I already recommended them to a friend of mine.

Mobile App Dev for Wireless Earbuds

"They're very organized…. They're always trying to stay up-to-date."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
4.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Apr. 2016 - June 2017
Project summary: 

Droids on Roids assisted in Android development for a Bluetooth connected device, and iOS followed soon after. They also worked on Bluetooth protocols from the Android app to the device.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
New York, New York
CEO, Wireless Earbuds Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Droids on Roids’ communication was steady & reliable, and code quality was clean on both Android and iOS platforms. They stayed up-to-date on different coding languages, though slightly more flexibility in the sprint release process would have helped push updates through more quickly.

BACKGROUND

Please introduce your business and what you do there.

I'm the CEO of a hearables company. We make intelligent true wireless earbuds that use Bluetooth to connect to a smartphone.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Droids on Roids?

When we started, we were a very small company and moderately relied on contractors to help with a lot of the work we needed to get done. Since we cover a wide breadth of technical issues ranging from electrical to mechanical to firmware to digital processing to mobile development, it's hard to bring in all these people at once. We needed to rely on contractors to get some of that work done. Initially, we were looking to have Droids on Roids help us with Android development for the app for our connected device, but we ended up using them for both iOS and Android.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

When we first approached Droids on Roids, we had used somebody else to develop a very baseline function of our iOS app. We had already laid out the frames and designed the app pages themselves and the flow of what we wanted the app to do, but we needed their [Droids on Roids] help to code the app and work on the Bluetooth protocols from the app to the device itself. So we used them to do that on Android.

What we found was that they quickly overtook the contractor that we had been using for iOS, and to a better degree, so we ended up asking them to take over the iOS development as well. They said that the code wasn't solid, so they ended up recoding the entire iOS side. They are all iPhone and Android apps native to the phone. They also helped us submit the Android app to the Google Play Store. They didn't help us with marketing or strategy.

They had anywhere from 3 to 4 people from an engineering standpoint on the project at a time. There were 2 lead developers on iOS and Android and 1 QA person behind both of them. They also had a project manager.

How did you come to work with Droids on Roids?

The VP of engineering of another New York hardware company recommended them to me. They were the only development agency we looked at.

How much have you invested with Droids on Roids?

Off the top of my head, it’s somewhere between $100,000–$130,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

Our partnership lasted from April 2016–June 2017.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

From a development standpoint, they were able to deliver apps that were submitted and approved for both iOS and Android. That was good, but I'd say it took a little bit longer than I would have liked.

On the iOS side, the code was very solid, and it was very easy for somebody to take over the code they had put together. On the Android side, it was also fairly clean. I would say the code, for the most part, is pretty solid, minus some of the issues we've had with connectivity on both the iOS and Android side. Whether it’s the firmware, the app, or the mobile phone, it’s difficult to tell.

Where they weren't as strong is that they're extremely structured in their sprint process, and it doesn't really lend itself to quick changes. As a startup, we're constantly readjusting and trying to be as nimble as possible. Even for something as simple as a text change, we felt like we were beholden to their one-week development cycle rather than being able to get something back from them in five minutes, which is how long it now takes us internally.

How did Droids on Roids perform from a project management standpoint?

They're very organized. I don't think we ever had any qualms with that, so I don't have issues there. Their organization is absolutely not one of their weaknesses. We didn't experience any issues with a language barrier. I think speed was one of our issues with them. We used Slack, Skype, and occasional video conferencing calls to communicate.

What did you find most impressive about Droids on Roids?

They're always trying to stay up-to-date with the different types of coding languages, and they're always incorporating that. You can get something organized out with them if you plan far enough in advance. Their pricing is definitely attractive.

It gets a little trickier for a more exotic style app development like the one we did with multiple different protocols running from a phone to a connected hardware device. You really need the app developers and the firmware teams to speak and sit down next to one another. If I had to do it all over again, I would try and hire somebody internally so that they could sit next to the person day in and day out. But given that they didn't have that, I thought that they did a pretty decent job.

Are there any areas Droids on Roids could improve?

I'd like to see them be a little less rigid in their one-week sprint process because they didn’t have the ability to change or add even very small things. I think that is something that we'd want to see that's different. To be completely honest, I wasn't always 100% involved in this process. I was in the beginning, but in the last 5 months of development, I started to pass this off to other engineers at our company.

4.0
Overall Score
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    For the most part, they met a lot of the deadlines. Some over-the-air updates weren’t met, or they got pushed back a week.
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    I think offshore development is definitely attractive.
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    The code was reusable for the most part. There's room for improvement, but I don't imagine as many app developers will have needs like ours.
  • 4.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    It depends on the person's needs. If someone is building a hardware company, I don't think I would recommend them. But otherwise, I probably would.

iPhone App Dev for Mobile App Dev Firm

"They really balanced being independent and executing the instructions that I gave."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
3.5
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Nov. 2016 - Feb. 2017
Project summary: 

Droids on Roids developed a photo-editing mobile app (iOS) by executing a provided design, creating all functionalities, screen layouts, and monetization features using Swift in an outsourced engagement.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Italy
Founder, Mobile App Dev Firm
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The completed product met all design and capability requirements correctly, performing as expected after QA testing. Droids on Roids’ transparent project management, self-sufficient workflow, and competitive price point contributed to a viable solution.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

We develop iPhone apps in many different categories. I founded the company, and I work in product design.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Droids on Roids?

We needed to develop products. Sometimes, we have more opportunities than we can handle in-house. We wanted to try a new approach by outsourcing to an external agency to develop a photo-editing app that we had in mind.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

So far, Droids on Roids has worked on the development of a photo-editing app that we designed internally. All of the functionalities, screens, and monetization was decided internally. Droids on Roids had the task of executing on the design that was provided. I shared the screens that we created depicting the UI of the app and a document with the recommended features. They started right away with an estimate of how long it would take to complete the job, and then we started. We didn’t get to the final design because, for business reasons, we decided to stop at an earlier version of the application. It was a satisfactory experience all in all. They developed the project using Swift on the iOS platform.

How did you come to work with Droids on Roids?

We have always been obsessed with creating high-quality products. I was looking for a development agency that executed well. I asked friends for recommendations and checked out websites. I found Droids on Roids by doing a Google search. Their website and portfolio looked impressive. I really liked the image that they were promoting of themselves. Finding an agency that didn’t charge too much was also important to us. I didn’t look for a specific country. My intention was to compare several offers based on the expected time it would take, the cost, and the level of quality that I could see from the portfolios of the companies that I approached.

How much have you invested with Droids on Roids?

We have spent €40,000 [$45,000].

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with them in November of 2016, and the project was completed in February of 2017. 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

I managed the team direction. The only additional feedback that I got was from some members of the team that QA’d the application. All in all, the application worked as expected, and I think that they did a good job of matching the design and making sure that the functionality was implemented in the correct way. On the flip side, we spotted some minor bugs internally that they missed before transitioning the final product to us. There was nothing extremely evident or major; the product was definitely acceptable.

How did Droids on Roids perform from a project management standpoint?

Their project management was probably the aspect that I appreciated the most. Once I handed off the project, I knew that somebody would be working on it and only contacting me for additional information that wasn’t clear from my documentation. They really balanced being independent and executing the instructions that I gave while making sure I was involved in any important decisions. I value being able to invest my time on other things. We outsource because we want to be able to look at other things.

I am not completely satisfied with the dates of the execution, however, because they didn’t really match our expectations or the estimates that were provided. This happens often because technology project estimates are quite optimistic. Fortunately, we didn’t have an important deadline, and I never expressed a particular urgency. The added time didn’t impact us negatively.

We used Confluence, which they gave me full access to. I felt it was much easier to talk directly to their project manager if I had any questions. That tool is quite intimidating if you haven’t used it before, but I definitely appreciate their desire to give their clients full visibility. I really haven’t made use of that as much, but I imagine other clients could definitely appreciate it.

What did you find most impressive about Droids on Roids?

I think that their strong point is project management. They gather requirements to reduce ambiguity and execute, involving me as little as I wanted while still keeping me involved for more decisive direction. I definitely appreciated that. I’ve had some experiences where we outsourced work, but had to provide so much guidance in order to make the work go the in the right direction that we had no net benefit.

Are there any areas Droids on Roids could improve?

This is very specific to my experience and demands and how I evaluate their work. I think they could have done a better job at implementing the original design of the application exactly as it was provided to them. They did a good job with functionality. The first version of the app I thought needed some improvement in terms of alignment between text and font size, margins, and stuff like that. Of course, part of that is probably because these elements weren’t communicated well enough by me. They didn’t seem ambitious enough in making sure that the product was picture perfect.

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

Nothing comes to mind right now.

4.5
Overall Score
  • 3.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    I definitely appreciated their short-term planning, which was very clear at every meeting. However, they weren’t that good at estimating initially how long it would take to complete the whole project.
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They met their estimates. In terms of cost, I think that you can find cheaper firms, but at the same time, the quality that they provide is high, especially compared to my previous experiences.
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They definitely provided what I expected from them, but there is still room for improvement in terms of getting some details straight.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I’ve already recommended them to a friend of mine.

Mobile App Project for Polish Healthcare Company

"The app itself is smooth, responsive and very modern-looking. We are very satisfied with the results."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Dec. 2016 - Apr. 2017
Project summary: 

Droids on Roids designed and developed iOS and Android apps to help healthcare providers calculate factors for patient treatment. The app had to be sleek and useable in any healthcare environment.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Poland
Lead Developer, Polish Healthcare Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The app is modern and easy to use, offering a much more pleasant user experience than market competitors. Feedback from beta users has been quite positive. Droids on Roids was responsive, accountable and efficient.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

Hematoonkologia.pl is one of the largest educational web portals in Poland, addressed to hematologists. I am a full-stack web developer and have been responsible for developing the portal. I acted as project manager during our projects with Droids On Roids.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Droids On Roids?

We were trying to build an application for physicians, hematologists, and primary-care specialists in particular. It was meant to help them calculate various factors for the treatment of patients. The app needed to be simple and usable in any situation, from the doctor's office to the operation room. A modern look was also important to us since many healthcare applications tend to be quite ugly.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Droids On Roids was responsible for the full development of our app, from user-experience design to development.

How did you come to work with Droids On Roids?

My friend works for Droids On Roids, but I also performed some research on the market. Droids On Roids was an expensive option, but they provided good services, so we gave them a try.

How much have you invested with Droids On Roids?

The cost of Droids On Roids' work has been around $50,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with Droids On Roids in December 2016. The app launched on April 1st, 2017.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The app is currently available on the Android and iOS stores, but we haven't started our marketing campaign for it. We have sent information to hematologists, and are running the app in a public beta, with around 100 users. We have heard positive feedback from them, and plan to start our marketing efforts next week.

The app itself is smooth, responsive and very modern-looking. We are very satisfied with the results. Since it is our first mobile application, we don't have a point of comparison, but, subjectively, it has a much better user experience than products from the competition.

How did Droids On Roids perform from a project management standpoint?

I was impressed with their work style: I knew what was being done and how long it would take at every step. I was able to ask any question and receive an answer within a minute.

What did you find most impressive about Droids On Roids?

I was pleasantly surprised about the collaboration with Droids On Roids, and we are planning to build new features with their help.

Are there any areas Droids On Roids could improve?

No. We are quite satisfied.

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

Just that they should hire Droids On Roids.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Droids On Roids is an expensive option, but we were fine with the cost.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer