Long-term partner for your business

We would love to be your long-term partner who takes the whole app development process off your shoulders. Why choose us?

  • Risk-free trial – try us for 2 weeks, retaining the rights to your code if you cancel the partnership
  • Receive your 1st app demo within 7 days
  • Be the owner of IP rights at all times
  • Work with exclusively allocated team 100% focused on your product
  • Enjoy the efficiency & transparency of the team's work ensured by our certified Scrum Masters
  • You don't have to spend time building your own team and looking for an office. Save time and start working on your project right away! 

ABOUT US:

100% office-based team of 45+ talented professionals

✔ Strong background in creating apps from various categories:

  • Mobile commerce
  • Internet of Things (BLE)
  • Fintech
  • Business
  • Medical & mental health
  • Music
  • Lifestyle
  • Social networking
  • Utilities

✔ Among our partners are great start-ups and global brands, while our Open Source libraries are used by Facebook, WhatsApp & Bitrise

TECHNOLOGIES

  • Programming languages: Kotlin, Java, Swift, Dart, Ruby, Objective-C, C (NDK), Java Script / node.js
  • Web frameworks: Ruby On Rails, React, Express
  • Cross-platform development: Flutter, React Native
  • Tests: Espresso, XCTest, Jest, Rspec, Capybara
 
$50,000+
 
$50 - $99 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2011
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Wroclaw, Poland
headquarters
other locations

Portfolio

Key clients: 

Giphy, CCC, Veepee, HoneyBee, OhMiBod, Skybuds, Loop, Electric Objects, LiveChat, AiHire, Nestle, Unilever

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CCC Shoes & Bags – mobile commerce app for shoes & bags stores

The mobile commerce app for the largest footwear retail company in Central Europe

 

We were responsible for: Product Design Workshop, App Design, iOS & Android App Development, App Maintenance

 

CHALLENGE: Our goal was to build iOS and Android app for the shoes & bags stores which belong to CCC S.A. – the largest footwear retail company in Central Europe. We were

responsible also for UX/ UI design of the app and project maintenance.

 

SOLUTION: We began with a 3-day Product Design Workshop that helped us to clarify the app idea and to create the crash-free, beautifully designed app which is consistent with our client’s brand and expectations. The app enables users to join the CCC Club, stay up to date with promotions & trends, order products online and pick them up in a store.

 

Read more about the app on our website >>

 

Both apps were launched successfully. We see Droids On Roids not only as a contractor of our order but also as a trustworthy partner who served us with their knowledge and skills. We appreciate their openness, flexibility, meticulousness, technical competence, and in particular, project management skills 

– Michał Pachnik, Ecommerce Campaigns & Mobile APP Manager, CCC.eu

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GIPHY Cam – animated GIFs search engine

The app enables users to record GIFs, add filters & special FX before sharing them via Social Media

 

We were responsible for: Android App Development, Maintenance

 

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

 

SOLUTION: Solid execution throughout the

process of launching a complex, graphics-intensive application

 

Read more about the app on our website >>

 

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

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HoneyBee – payday loan app

Personal finance app offering a quick way to get an advance on your next paycheck.

 

We were responsible for: App Design, Android App Development

 

CHALLENGE: Our challenge was to build an app that provides payday advances and emergency loans. Its goal is to help employees, regardless of credit history, access an extra week’s pay anytime to help manage unplanned expenses and

build credit.

 

SOLUTION: We built the app offering two key financial health products – Extra Week’s Pay, and Early Pay. The programs allow employees to avoid the payday loan trap. What’s more, the user can securely link their bank account to the app.

 

Read more about the app on our website >>

 

MAIN FEATURES: Extra Week’s Pay / Early Pay / Linking user’s bank account / Push notifications / Status of user’s loans / Updating personal and bank info

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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.

 

We were responsible for: iOS App Development, Display Development (IoT, Android), Backend

 

CHALLENGE: Our goal was to develop an app for a Wi-Fi Display (Android), an iOS app for managing it, and backend for supporting these

products.

 

SOLUTION: In iOS app development, we decided to use highly efficient tools like Realm or Texture which covered the database notifications and UI respectively. When it comes to Display development – it doesn’t have a touchscreen – so the whole navigation we were developing had to match this device’s characteristic. We created our own custom architecture dedicated to Loop app. In backend development, we created a client direct upload flow using AWS services like S3, Lambda, and Elastic Transcoder.

 

Check out the app’s case study >>

 

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)

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OhMiBod – remote intimacy app for Apple Watch

Remote intimacy app that allows partners to connect and to control one another’s pleasure gadgets from anywhere in the world. Launched at CES 2019.

 

We were responsible for: App Design, iOS & Android App Development, Backend, App Maintenance

 

CHALLENGE: Our goal was to create the Apple Watch App for managing remote OhMiBod self-pleasure massagers. We were responsible also

for the app’s design. Our client is an award-winning innovator of technology-focused pleasure products.

 

SOLUTION: The app connects with OhMiBod gadgets via Bluetooth and includes Pulse functionality designed specifically for Apple Watch that uses a person’s heartbeat to drive the vibrations of OhMiBod devices. The app also includes rhythm and tap functions, as well as the “Club Vibe” mode using ambient sounds to regulate vibrations.

 

Read more about the app on our website >>

 

MAIN FEATURES: Rhytm modes / Tap mode / Pulse mode / Club Vibe / Connection with OhMiBod mobile app / Play & Pause

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HSPal – Restaurant management app for iPad

A digital Health & Safety logbook for food handlers in the UK. With 20+ features, the app assists users with mandatory record-keeping and safety procedures.

 

We were responsible for: App Design, iOS App Development, Backend

 

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

time.

 

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

 

Read more about the app on our website >>

 

MAIN FEATURES: Instant notifications / Data logs / Data exports / Preview multiple venues / Electronic signature / Invite and manage employees / Cleaning schedules / Record & monitor 20+ factors / Daily updates

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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.

 

We were responsible for: iOS & Android App Development

 

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.

 

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.

 

Read more about the app on our website >>

 

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.

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Skybuds – app for managing wireless earphones

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

 

We were responsible for: iOS & Android App Development

 

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

 

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)

 

Read more about the app on our website >>

 

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

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Veepee – mobile commerce app for online flash sales

This app allows easy & secure shopping from the best brands, at the lowest prices.

Veepee.pl belongs to the group Vente-Privee that pioneered the model of online flash sales in Europe.

 

We were responsible for: Product Design Workshop, App Design, iOS & Android App Development, App Maintenance

 

CHALLENGE: Creating a mobile app and setting up API connections. The

app aims to streamline user experiences, reduce search times and boost conversions.

 

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 favorite brands and quickly buy products at the lowest price.

 

Check out the app’s case study >>

 

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 app is flawless and very stable – Maciej Dulski, Veepee, CEO

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FanGram – app integrating social media channels

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

 

We were responsible for: iOS & Android App Development

 

CHALLENGE: Integration with sophisticated API and user-friendly interface design

 

SOLUTION: iOS & Android apps with clear design and smooth performance

due to advanced integrations and data processing. Thanks to various visual solutions (animations, design patterns), user experience is astonishing

 

Read more about the app on our website >>

 

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

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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.

 

We were responsible for: App Design, iOS & Android App Development, Backend,  App Maintenance

 

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.

 

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.

 

Read more about the app on our website >>

 

MAIN FEATURES: Logging orgasms / Different vibe modes / Functional modes / Chat while vibes / Connect with a partner / Play solo or with a partner

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Culture Secrets – web & mobile app for booking cultural events

The 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.

 

We were responsible for: iOS App Development, Web Development, App Maintenance

 

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

website.

 

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.

 

Read more about the app on our website >>

 

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

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Your Card – app for managing pre-paid cards

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

 

We were responsible for: iOS & Android App Development

 

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.

 

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.

 

Read more about the app on our website >>

 

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

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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.

 

We were responsible for: iOS & Android App Development

 

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

 

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

screens

 

Read more about the app on our website >>

 

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

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mBlue – street light control app

The app for managing street lighting controller, allowing users to reduce energy consumption costs.

Developed for Rabbit company which is one of the biggest Polish producers of street lighting management systems.

 

We were responsible for: Android App Development, IoT

 

CHALLENGE: Our goal was to create an Android app connecting wirelessly with microBLUE – a modern and

intelligent street lighting controller.

 

SOLUTION: The mBlue app connects with the controller via Bluetooth and gives users full control over the street lighting system. They can remotely change the controller’s operating parameters and reinstall software if necessary.

 

Read more about the app on our website >>

 

Droids On Roids team's knowledge, experience, and the quality of their work were impressive. The app they created works great and received positive feedback from our clients. It allows them to configure and manage controllers in an easy and fast way. The mBlue app was a breakthrough on Polish street lighting systems market because so far, most users have used traditional navigation desktops 

– Robert Froniewski, Director of R&D at Rabbit Sp. z o.o.

 

 

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let SWIFT – event app for iOS developers meetup

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

 

We were responsible for: App Design, iOS App Development, Backend

 

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.

 

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.

 

Read more about the app on our website >>

 

MAIN FEATURES: All events in one app / Adding reminders / Speakers & talks details / Event photo gallery / Log in with Facebook / Contact with organizers

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TOAST – event app for Android developers meetup

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

 

We were responsible for: App Design, Android App Development, Backend

 

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.

 

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.

 

Read more about the app on our website >>

 

MAIN FEATURES: All events in one app / Event's details / Speakers list / Event photo gallery / Contact with organizers / Event localization

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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 apps help health providers to calculate factors for patient treatment.

 

We were responsible for: App Design, iOS & Android App Development

 

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.

 

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.

 

Read more about the app on our website >>

 

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

– Franciszek Czachorowski, Web Developer

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Yarra 3DX – wireless soundbar control app

The app for managing industry-leading 3D soundbar for gaming, VR/AR, music, home theater, and conferencing. Connects with the device via Bluetooth.

 

We were responsible for: App Design, iOS & Android App Development, IoT

 

CHALLENGE: Our goal was to design & develop a companion app for the Yarra 3DX soundbar that runs on smartphones, iPhones, iPads, and Android tablets.

We were happy to cooperate on this IoT project with Comhear which is an award-winning San Diego startup.

 

SOLUTION: The app we created allows users to manage, customize, and configure wirelessly Yarra 3DX soundbar, giving them complete control over the spatial distribution of the sound and mastering equalizer settings.

 

Read more about the app on our website >>

 

Many companies claim they do Agile development, but Droids on Roids is one of the few that I have experienced that does it truly effectively. Their team was responsive, deadlines were consistently hit, and they were quick to adapt to changing requirements. They even walked us through the process of getting our apps on both the Play Store and the App Store. And most importantly, the apps they developed for us just worked! I can’t recommend them highly enough 

– Jeff Claar, Senior Director, Software Platforms at Comhear

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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.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the CEO of 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.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

Our company is 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.

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

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.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

We 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.

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

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

App Development for Product Development Studio

"Droids on Roids has done a great job of identifying several bugs, crashes, and outstanding issues. We're entrusting them with minor version updates."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
3.5
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
4.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
Feb. 2016 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Droids on Roids ported an iOS photo-sharing application to Android because the client has developer team augmentation needs.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 employees
 
New York City Metro Area
Project Manager, Product Development Studio
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Droids on Roids executed well by finding and eliminating 99% of the bugs before product launch. The application has a high user rating for functionality.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

We are an R&D studio building various products for our partners. I am the product manager for the Android version of one of our apps.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

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

We wanted to build the most easy-to-use and enjoyable GIF-loop-generating camera application for Android.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Droids on Roids is providing app development for our company, porting the iOS version of our app, which was developed in-house. We are in charge of concept, design, and strategy. Droids on Roids scaled our team as-needed, adding up to 4 people from our initial 2.

How did you come to work with Droids on Roids?

We looked at the US market, but many of the developers here were expensive and didn't seem to be very excited about our proposition.

How much have you invested with Droids on Roids?

The cost of Droids on Roids' services is between $25,000 to $30,000 per month. In total, this comes to around $300,000 so far.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with Droids on Roids in February 2016. The launch of our 1.0 version was in September. It went well, so we're now working on bringing the Android version to feature parity with the iOS app. This is expected to take another 6 months.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Droids on Roids' execution has been very good. We have another partner for the project, who is the actual brand owner. We've been vigilant about analytics and integrating several platforms into the app, including Fabric and Crashlytics. Droids on Roids has done a great job of identifying several bugs, crashes, and outstanding issues. We're entrusting them with minor version updates. Since the app launch, we've been around 90% crash-free, bringing that number to 96%. 

User feedback has also been good, as well as our app store rating. We have dictated the app's design and functionality, so I can't credit Droids on Roids completely on this.

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

Droids on Roids is responsive and on top of the work. I was a bit unsure about how we would work with Droids on Roids, given that they're based in Poland, but they've done a great job of communicating. We have weekly meetings and phone calls.

Are there any areas Droids on Roids could improve?

In general, they should work on initial estimates for specific feature sets or development tracks. Droids on Roids has misquoted the amount of time required for development consistently, in some regards. Droids on Roids has let us know about any roadblocks, technologically-speaking and regarding the timeline.

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

I would recommend Droids on Roids to other people, but clients should watch out for the overall timeline. Droids on Roids can do a good job of strategizing a development plan, but their estimates have been consistently behind.

4.0
Overall Score
  • 3.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Droids on Roids has been great at communicating when things will get slower than expected, but they've been consistently inaccurate with estimates.
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Compared to a development firm in the US.
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Portability can become an issue with Android at times.
  • 4.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    Droids on Roids has done great work, and they're solid regarding communication, but the delivery was slower than quoted.

Android App Development for Behaviorial Startup

"Droids on Roids has been fantastic and I couldn't recommend them more."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Aug. 2015 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Droids on Roids developed an Android platform to allow users to design and develop their own Android applications with a focus on the European market.

The Reviewer
 
2-10 employees
 
Stockholm, Sweden Area
CEO, Behavorial Startup
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Droids on Roids delivered a functional application that has had very few crashes and high user ratings. They have great communication skills and have improved the end product with suggestions.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

We are a Stockholm-based company that has developed an Android home screen replacement with fairly unique properties. It allows users to curate their own apps by analyzing their behavior, Users can also seamlessly collect a bunch of services under one UI—things like Spotify, Uber, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and so on. This lets users create unique universes.

I am a co-founder of the company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

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

We only had a rough idea of what we wanted to develop and needed to find a partner to help make it a reality.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Droids on Roids provided 100% Android-based development for our company. They have been quite flexible and scalable. The organization has around 35 members, allowing us to ramp the work up and down according to our needs. There was always a designated Scrum master, as well as a minimum of 2 developers. This has given me a lot of confidence in scaling our own business as well.

How did you come to work with Droids on Roids?

Over a period of 3 months, I scoured Northern and Baltic locations, including Poland and Ukraine. I came up with a shortlist of 12 companies that I felt could live up to our task. After talking to some of them, I had a very good gut feeling about Droids on Roids. They answered all the questions I had about their methodology and implementation. I was clear about needing a quick, Agile iteration process. Droids on Roids didn't have a problem with this, compared to other firms who wanted huge design documents.

How much have you invested with Droids on Roids?

The total cost of our project with Droids on Roids has been around 100,000 euros. Because Poland has a special tax deal within the EU, we are able to eliminate VAT from our costs. This provides a cheap way of hiring high-quality labor.

What is the status of this engagement?

We have been working with Droids on Roids since August 2015, with very few hiccups. We have published the 1.0 version of our app, so we've paused the development and are focusing on managing the media around the app. We will resume the work in December or at the beginning of 2017.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

To date, in less than 2 weeks of the app being live on Google Play, there have been 5,000 installs. The latest review I've come across states verbatim: "Loving it. I'm using it daily." A better metric is the number of crashes we've experienced over time. We've seen 5 crashes since publishing, out of over 200,000 sessions. This is quite remarkable. Droids on Roids' QA specialists have been fantastic, discovering loopholes which I had no idea about.

Droids on Roids has been fantastic and I couldn't recommend them more. The quality of work has been excellent, but I've also appreciated Droids on Roids' attentiveness. They're very nice people.

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

I was apprehensive about their English skills, but this wasn't a problem. We're able to have daily standup meetings without issues. We work hard and we have a good time. I wish that Droids on Roids was based in Stockholm, but that isn't possible.

What did you find most impressive about Droids on Roids?

Droids on Roids' team are just fantastic people, very nice to talk to, attentive, and quick. The fact that they're using our app themselves has meant that Droids on Roids' team was able to come back to us with ideas for implementing different things. I can't recommend them enough.

Are there any areas Droids on Roids could improve?

None off the top of my head. Droids on Roids ticked all the boxes.

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

I advise clients to hire Droids on Roids quickly. They tend to be quite busy.

5.0
Overall Score I've almost become friends with Droids on Roids' team.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    We have never had a missed deadline, work being done before-time even. This has allowed us to implement even more features than had been included in the initial scope.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Our original estimate was a fair bit lower, but this was because Droids on Roids didn't have a lot of information to go on. The work was iterative in nature, with a lot of touch-and-go. Droids on Roids still wound up below estimates from other firms.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Droids on Roids is extremely attentive. Their coders have been overall fantastic.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I already have, and wouldn't hesitate to do it again.

Mobile Development for Mobile Service

"Droids is a very transparent and trustworthy company."

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

Droids on Roids adapted an app for optimal performance in the Spanish market. The agency’s responsibilities included making improvements, developing a web user interface, and creating an API.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Madrid, Spain
Operations Manager, Mobile Service Startup
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Droids on Roids succeeded by developing a comprehensive understanding of the project's’ needs and utilizing their excellent technical skills to meet those needs. The agency excelled at providing great customer service and is committed to producing excellent results.

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

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization.

We are a Spanish company based in Madrid that was established in 2015 and currently has less than 10 employees. Our goal is to create a mobile service for normal European consumers.

What is your position?

I am the operations manager of the company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

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

We started our activity as a franchise of a Norwegian company. We needed help in adapting our app to the Spanish market.

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their involvement in detail.

Droids On Roids helped in adapting our app to the local market and continued to make improvements to it based on our requirements. They also developed the web user interface and API [application program interface] for the platform, which allow us to maintain our database. They did a good job in developing these tools, which were very important to us.

How did you come to work with Droids On Roids?

They were initially providers for our parent company. We liked Droids On Roids and agreed to continue working with them.

Could you provide a sense of the size of this initiative in financial terms?

The price is confidential, but it was a substantial project.

What is the status of this engagement?

The first phase of development has been completed, and we're about to start the second one. We plan to keep working with Droids On Roids in the future.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any statistics or metrics from this engagement?

We are very satisfied with their work. They're a very motivated and customer-oriented company with a focus on transparency. This is a good thing for us because our process is complex from a development point of view. We needed to be able to assess our progress at every moment. Droids On Roids were committed to the project since day one, which reflected in the results. We've just finished the initial stage of the project and have no significant metrics yet.

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

Droids is a very transparent and trustworthy company. They adapt to our needs well, understand our issues as customers, and are very committed to finding the right solution for the Spanish market. I recommend them fully.

What distinguishes Droids On Roids from other providers?

From a technical point of view, Droids on Roids have demonstrated very good skills and has done an excellent job in developing our Android app. The back-end portion was especially complex.

Is there anything Droids On Roids could have improved or done differently?

There's nothing I can think of. There was a problem in achieving the desired result during our initial development phase. Droids On Roids managed to find a great solution for us in the end.

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

Mobile App Development for Singing Studio

"The Droids On Roids team was just great. They were very understanding."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
Project summary: 

Droids on Roids contributed to two mobile apps, both of which targeted vocal artists. The agency also provides ongoing iOS development services.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
New York City Metro Area
Owner, Farnsworth Voice Studio
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Droids on Roids developed an app that functions well and receives positive feedback from its earliest users. The agency excelled at understanding the project's needs and delivering high-quality work in a timely manner. Their pleasant, personable approach set them apart.

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

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization.

It is Farnsworth Vocal Studio. Our company teaches singing to Broadway and pop singers and singers of all different types. We have four teachers in the studio, and we're expanding into classes in sight reading and possibly different instruments in the future.

What is your position?

I'm CEO, founder, and owner.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

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

We created an app with them. The problem with our business is that there's me and three of my associates, but we didn't have a way to reach people when we can't meet in person.

We created this vocal app that creates a customized warm-up for each particular singer depending on their age, range, vocal type, what type of music they're singing, and if they're sick or healthy. 

It's also an app for fitness instructors as well and how to use their voice correctly when they're teaching a group fitness class. Our goal is to get this information out to as many people as we can.

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their involvement in detail.

It was all mobile development work.

How did you come to work with Droids On Roids?

I found them doing online research.

Could you provide a sense of the size of this initiative in financial terms?

It was from $10,000 to $50,000

What is the status of this engagement?

We are in the final stages right now. The app is at the Apple Store waiting for final review. It should be published in the next day or two.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any statistics or metrics from this engagement?

We don't have any stats yet because it hasn't been released. I'm sure it's going to do well. There are people we've shown it to that love it, but we don't have formal feedback metrics. 

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

The Droids On Roids team was just great. They were very understanding. We are very intense New Yorkers, and they handled us beautifully. They were attentive and always present. They always did what they said they were going to do. They completed the project fast considering we added different elements to it that they didn't know about. 

They quoted us fairly through the project for additional features we wanted. They didn't gouge us or make us feel like we were being taken advantage of. They were great.

What distinguishes Droids On Roids from other providers?

They have a great sense of humor. They are a Polish company so we were worried about the language barrier and they started us off with a project manager who wasn't well versed enough in the English language to be as effective as we needed her to be on a project of this scope. Without us even asking, Droids On Roids replaced her on the project with their top project manager. They took care of things for us before we had to say anything. To me that makes Droids On Roids stand out.

Is there anything Droids on Roids could have improved or done differently?

I don't think so. I was very satisfied with them. That's unusual for me.

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

Android Development for Arts Startup

"The quality of the developers Droids On Roids has is super high."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Mar. 2015 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Initially, Droids on Roids contributed to the improvement of an existing library. The agency’s second task involved building the prototype of an Android app using Ruby on Rails.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
New York City Metro Area
Android Developer, Electric Objects
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Droids on Roids vastly improved the library's functionality and performance, and delivered a usable, downloadable app that is featured in the Google Play store. There were no issues with the agency’s performance. Their development skills were top-notch.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization.

Electric Objects is a small startup in New York City. We build custom hardware for digital frames. We write the software for it. You can buy an Electric Objects digital art frame that you hang in your home, and then you have a screen that you can display original artwork that Electric Objects commissions from artists or any other electric art or digital art that you find on the Internet.

What is your position and responsibilities?

I work as the Android engineer. I work on the software that runs on our digital art frames and I do work on the client app that we provide for people to pair with the device, and then it also acts as a controller for displaying new art on your screen.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

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

We've contracted with them for a couple projects. The first one was to improve the library. There were some bugs in it, so we hired one of their developers to flush out the library and provide support for us. 

We integrated it into the software that we put on our boards – on the art screen that we're shipping. They did such a great job that we brought them on to help us build out the first round of our Android app for clients. This is the app that you would download on your Android phone and then pick out artwork to display on your screen.

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their involvement in detail.

We realized they had a lot of Ruby [on Rails] developers, so we've been using them to help our one full-time Ruby developer with projects that he doesn't have time to complete.

How did you come to work with Droids On Roids?

We found them through this open source project that one of the developers worked on. Back in January [2015], when we were still working on getting the first version of the Electric Object, we started a KickStarter project. 

We were working on getting the first version shipped out to our backers in early March. But, this is in January and our system performance was pretty bad. It was slower then what you would expect on the laptop. We were looking for open source solutions to help out with this. We found this library that Droids On Roids had done online and contacted them for help in January 2015. 

Could you provide a sense of the size of this initiative in financial terms?

It was $50,000 to $200,000

What is the status of this engagement?

It's ongoing work. The Android work is finished but, for Ruby, we have a developer that is helping us build out some features on our Web back-end. We started contracting with them in March.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any statistics or metrics from this engagement?

I don't have any hard numbers. Our user base is pretty small. The fact that we have an Android app on the Google Play store and people are able to download it is a pretty big accomplishment. We wouldn't have that yet if they hadn't helped us.

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

We've been super happy. The original library that we brought them on to do has been great. It works wonderfully. Our system performance is pretty much as good as we can get it without improving our hardware. That was really awesome. 

The Android app that they helped out with is really good. As a startup, our requirements shift frequently. They were flexible and able to get stuff done in time to meet as soon as our API [application programming interface] was ready. They were really communicative. Anytime the developers had problems, they were quick to let us know. That's great because it keeps them able to move forward. It was almost like having an extension of the team that was working Polish hours instead of New York hours.

What distinguishes Droids On Roids from other providers?

The quality of the developers Droids On Roids has is super high. I think they were some of the best that I've come across.

Is there anything Droids On Roids could have improved or done differently?

I'm having trouble thinking of anything to criticize.

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