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

✔ Over 130 completed mobile & web projects

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

 

✔ Among our partners are great start-ups 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: Product Design Workshops, 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.

Live chat app for mobile customer service

Mobile LiveChat apps for chatting with people on your website anytime wherever you are. The game changer in online customer service.

 

THE CHALLENGE

Creating iOS and Android apps based on provided designs. Their goal was to enable support agents chatting with website visitors in real-time using mobile.

OUR SOLUTION

Agent- and customer-friendly mobile apps adapted also for tablets & iPads. We have been developing the next versions of LiveChat apps until our client created his internal development team. Nowadays LiveChat applications are one of the most popular products of this type in the world.

 

Droids On Roids understood our requirements immediately and delivered exactly what we wanted. On time and on budget. Highly recommend working with them.

- Mariusz Ciepły, CEO at LiveChat Inc.

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.

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App Development for 3D Electronics Company

"Droids On Roids ran highly productive sprints. I knew precisely what they were working on at any given time."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Nov. 2017 - July 2018
Project summary: 

Droids On Roids built an app from scratch to control a Bluetooth speaker system. After creating an MVP, they made Android and iOS versions of the app in Java, Kotlin, and Swift. They also designed graphics.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Orange County, California
Senior Director, Speaker Systems Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The apps met all requirements and received positive feedback from internal stakeholders. Droids On Roids delivered high-quality and timely work in weekly sprints. They managed a transparent workflow from start to finish with regular progress updates and an openness to feedback at each stage.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the senior director of software platforms for an electronics company. We make and sell 3D speaker systems. 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

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

We needed an app for iOS and Android devices to control one of our products through Bluetooth technology. We brought on Droids On Roids for development.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We provided a general overview and some basic mockups. Droids On Roids turned this into a fully-fledged design—complete with graphic design assets. The team created a prototype from scratch in six weeks for a conference we were attending. We then committed to full-scale development. Each app took 3-4 months. They made the Android version using Java and Kotlin and the iOS version using Swift. The team completed work using agile development. At the end of each week-long sprint, we reviewed their work and provided feedback to inform the following week’s sprint. 

The app connects to a 3D speaker system that can generate 3D effects that vary depending on where listeners are sitting. The app allows users to mark their location relative to the speaker, which would then adjust its performance accordingly. Users can also control the audio, save and load settings, and equalize graphics.

What is the team composition?

We worked with 4-5 people on each stage. A scrum master led a team of developers using week-long sprints, and two people provided graphics. I acted as product owner and had the final say on their work. 

How did you come to work with Droids On Roids?

We found them through online searches. After considering a few vendors, we pursued Droids On Roids to complete this project. Their top-notch reviews, reasonable rates, and demonstrated expertise in our discussion made them our first-choice vendor.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent $140,000. 

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked together from November 2017–July 2018.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Droids On Roids delivered high-quality applications that met our requirements. We’re highly satisfied with their work.

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

They were one of the best companies I’ve ever worked with. The team’s commitment to a truly agile development process deeply impressed us. They met every deadline and kept their progress up-to-date on Jira. I had full access to their bug tracking system and code repositories, which made the collaboration completely transparent from start to finish.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Droids On Roids ran highly productive sprints. I knew precisely what they were working on at any given time.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, we’re thrilled with their work. 

Any advice for potential customers?

Provide an internal point of contact to keep track of their progress; it will help make sure that Droids On Roids is fulfilling your requirements. Their team strongly encourages this oversight and made it easy to keep track of their work.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Even when we changed requirements at the last minute, Droids On Roids met every deadline.
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They charge reasonable prices for their services.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They delivered outstanding work from start to finish.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I'd definitely recommend them.

iOS Development for Food and Health Safety App

“I’m impressed with their multi-layer testing method, and their code writing skills are particularly exceptional.”

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

Droids on Roids developed an iOS app that allows users to easily monitor food and health safety. The team structured the backend and also helped configure a corresponding product website.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
London, United Kingdom
Aleš Olasz
Managing Director & CTO, HSPal UK Limited
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Droid on Roids focused on creating an accessible user experience, streamlining a complex process into a more intuitive solution. The team implemented rigorous tests for all features, which ensured nearly flawless code. They also leveraged their technical experience to offer key advice.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m the co-founder, managing director, and CTO of a startup called HSPal UK Limited. We formed the company to help all UK-based small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) in the hospitality industry with managing their food and health safety.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Droids On Roids?

We hired Droids on Roids to develop a native iOS app for iPads. They also supported our backend structure and configured our product website to deliver an easy-to-use experience.

What were your goals for this project?

We were looking for a developer who could challenge our ideas to make them more intuitive and user-friendly. At the same time, we also needed help setting up the backend architecture and related processes, including the CMS and product site.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

A colleague referred us to them. Out of the four other competitors we considered, Droids on Roids stood out for their fast and professional approach. They delivered the quote quickly and outlined how the collaboration would work, including the requirements and processes. Everything was well-organized, and they felt trustworthy.

Describe the project in detail.

Droids on Roids built an iOS app that enabled our users to log in, manage their accounts, and monitor processes related to health and safety. We initially conducted a two-day discovery workshop to go over the project before moving on to the first stage of planning. During this time, we prioritized the tasks, divided them into sprints, and agreed on the scope of work.

From there, they developed the app, supporting us with the backend architecture and configuring our product site. This helped users better understand our system, which would have otherwise been very complex, fractioned, and hard to manage.

Due to the project length, we used an agile methodology and divvied the work efficiently between the team. At the end of each sprint, they ran their deliverables through multiple layers of testing and implemented the new features.

What was the team composition?

We started with two frontend developers, one backend developer, one designer, a project manager, and a client happiness officer/growth manager. Later in the project timeline, they added a second backend developer. They were a great team, and we miss working with them.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any outcomes from the project that demonstrate progress or success?

After we launched the app, we immediately received amazing feedback on its functionality and UI elements—in particular, users liked the circular dials used to speed up user log processes. Clients found our solution intuitive and easy to operate, especially considering the complexity of our idea. It was a win-win situation.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

Droids on Roids offered several communication and tracking channels, which made the whole process very efficient. They organized dependencies smoothly, and our project managers gave us frequent updates. I appreciated their transparency across all aspects, which allowed us to have full control over the project. This included team tracking, sprint planning, day-to-day communication, project code updates, data and file sharing, and version testing.

The team used an agile methodology, which enabled them to deal with unexpected turns swiftly. They provided alternative options to address issues and recommended ways to best handle the current situation. If we had any extra requests, they were happy to implement them while also challenging us to ensure proper functionality.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

I’m impressed with their multi-layer testing method, and their code writing skills are particularly exceptional. Even six months after release, we’ve only found a single minor overlook out of 51,000 lines of code, and I’m convinced that their work is virtually bulletproof.

Are there any areas for improvement?

This was a hard project for everybody due to its scope size and length. However, we didn't experience anything concerning, and we’re happy with the final the result. The design and UI solutions exceeded our expectations.

5.0
Overall Score They’re a pleasure to work with, and we’re grateful for such a beautiful product. We look forward to another iteration with them.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Transparent communication, scope approvals, deadline tracking, and various communication channels made it easy to manage the project.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    High-quality work is always worth it because you won’t have to keep fixing it later.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They developed a beautiful, sleek design and bulletproof code. They boast a lot of professional knowledge.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    We’ve recommended Droids on Roids to several startups already and plan to keep doing so.

Mobile App Dev for Job Searching Platform

“Their great ideas often changed my point of view on the original concepts I had in mind.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Apr. 2017 - Dec. 2018
Project summary: 

Droids on Roids helped a startup develop an app that lets users showcase a variety of skills to seek work opportunities within the gig economy. The team based the mobile product on the original web platform.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
London, United Kingdom
CEO, Job Search Platform
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Droids on Roids delivered a sophisticated, user-friendly mobile app with a sleek and intuitive UI. It has seen a uniformly positive reception among users and stakeholders alike. Proactive and insightful, the team coupled high-level programming talent with attentive customer service.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the CEO of a startup that’s developing an app to help users find small jobs in the gig economy. I founded the company and am also an investor in it.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

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

After finding out that none of the apps currently on the market had been created specifically for the gig economy, we set out to build one. I contacted Droids on Roids about providing us development services. 

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Droids on Roids took care of every aspect of our platform, from the login and interface to the core logic. They developed the iOS mobile part of the platform based on the web version I built with another vendor which was a more affordable option than starting from scratch.

Droids on Roids challenged our concept productively. During the three days we spent working together, we addressed several flows for the product and finalize our concept. By the end of the workshop, we received a starting estimate of the product along with an initial design. 

Most of our efforts focused on creating an interesting interface. We needed to design a UI that wouldn’t annoy or frustrate users. The app lets users create several profiles, given that there are multiple skills one might leverage in the gig economy. The likelihood of being recruited largely depends on how they design their accounts, so it includes useful guidance on arranging separate skills into one or more profiles to maximize exposure. 

What is the team composition? 

Droids on Roids set up a team of 10 people to work on our project.  I was assigned one scrum master, two mobile developers, two backend engineers, and QA testers. Around 6–7 people, depending on the stage.

How did you come to work with Droids on Roids?

I found Droids on Roids through a Google search. Even though I had already established relationships with other companies, I was intrigued by their portfolio. They offered me the option to conduct a workshop, which seemed very promising.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent below $300,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with Droids on Roids in April 2017.  I had to end the collaboration in December 2018 due to a lack of funds.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Since we haven’t launched the product yet, I only have internal feedback rather than metrics to share at the time. Everyone who has seen the app, including the partners of our company, have told me they liked it. Users have particularly appreciated the UI. 

Droids on Roids was highly proactive and regularly proposed new solutions unprompted. We were particularly impressed by the workshop they set up. Their great ideas often changed my point of view on the original concepts I had in mind. 

The team’s insight greatly enhanced our ability to understand our idea in full. The other company we worked with was less motivated about suggesting an approach and would wait for our specifications instead.

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

I was involved in the planning and development phases. We held at least two meetings per week to review the work we had completed in between.

What did you find most impressive about them?

I appreciated the caliber of services Droids on Roids delivered. Despite how expensive the process has been, they’ve produced a high level of code quality and focused attention on our engagement. 

Droids on Roids performed very skillful work. At one point, I asked a different company to perform a code review to ensure everything was on track. The third-party team confirmed the standard of their documentation and every aspect of the software they developed.

Are there any areas they could improve?

The multiple changes I requested increased the final budget past the initial estimate, which I didn’t feel was accurate, to begin with.  I’d like to see them predict more realistic project costs. 

4.5
Overall Score
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    The final process took longer and cost more than anticipated, but Droids on Roids was perfect in every other regard.
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

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.