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

 

✔ 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, Product Design, Project Maintenance, and Quality Assurance

 

DEVELOPMENT - HOW WE WORK

✔ Core programming languages: Java, Kotlin, Swift, Ruby, Dart, 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

 

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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 – 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.

 

APP FEATURES

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

 

THE 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.

 

OUR 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.

 

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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

Veepee - m-Commerce app for online flash sales

Veepee 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 app is flawless and very stable.

- Maciej Dulski, CEO

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

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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

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.

 

THE SCOPE OF THE PROJECT

iOS | Android | Design | IoT

 

TESTIMONIAL

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 ClaarSenior Director, Software Platforms at Comhear

 

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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.

 

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.

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.

 

THE SCOPE OF THE PROJECT

Android | IoT

 

THE CHALLENGE

Our goal was to create an Android app connecting wirelessly with microBLUE – a

modern and intelligent street lighting controller.

 

OUR 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.

 

TESTIMONIAL

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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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.

 

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

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.

Reviews

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Mobile App Development for Pop Culture Startup

"I am very satisfied with my choice of working with Droids on Roids."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
4.5
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
Project summary: 

Droids on Roids built a complex app that functioned in tandem with a back-end API. The agency provided development services and launched the app with complex API integrations.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Los Angeles, California
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Droids on Roids exceeded initial expectations, achieving a deep integration despite challenging and complex software requirements. The agency showed particular skill for developing original platforms. Their ability to deliver outstanding results quickly made them a valuable partner.

BACKGROUND

I am the CEO for a startup in the Los Angeles area involving the pop culture industry. We are creating a mobile app-based business with an iOS core product.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

We needed a complex application built that ties to our back-end API [application programming interface]. We needed someone who could work fast and launch in four months without delays.

SOLUTION

We found Droids on Roids by doing online research and narrowed our selection to five firms. I personally interviewed all five companies and selected Droids on Roids. It was clear to me that they were true technologists and not fluff coders. I trusted them the most right away because of their competence and professionalism.

I hired them to launch my mobile application with complex integrations to our API system. It was not an easy project, but they launched on time. It took about four months of work full time and cost less than $50,000. We will work with them on ongoing maintenance, which will be sporadic and part time in nature.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

I am very satisfied with my choice of working with Droids on Roids. I would rehire them again in a second. Droids on Roids is better than 90 percent of developers out there because they finished my project quickly without much stress. I must stress that we had a deep integration with a complicated API. I have only good things to say.

I think they are much better at launching applications from scratch than maintaining applications after launch. I will see how they do with updating my application. I'm nervous that they aren't organized in a way to do quality maintenance quickly. I will see how they respond to that challenge.

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

Mobile Development for Educational Software

"They have total transparency with a big sense of humor. It’s been fun working with them."

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

Droids on Roids provided Ruby on Rails development services during the creation of the Android version of a core product. The agency provided strategic advice as well.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Stockholm, Sweden
CTO, Educational Software Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Droids on Roids delivered a high-quality app that receives positive feedback from its users. Responsiveness and availability were strong suits for the agency; they were available at all hours. The team’s ability to deliver on time and within budget made them a reliable partner.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization.

We’re a startup company. We make mobile apps that enable children to learn how to code through fun game play and storytelling. 

What is your role and responsibilities?

I’m CTO.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What was your goal for working with Droids On Roids?

We have been iOS exclusive, and we wanted to work on an Android version of our product.

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their work.

The first release was very straightforward work. We had to change game engines halfway through the development because of compression issues. We shifted to using one of their main mobile developers to create the concept. They really helped us know what steps we should take to be time and cost efficient.

What was your process for selecting Droids On Roids with which to work?

Our process was basically budget driven. They seemed to deliver the highest quality for our budget, and they came very highly recommended from a few Swedish companies who don’t give positive references easily. 

Can you give a sense of the size of the initiative in dollar terms or a personnel work-hour figure?

[It was between] $10,000 and $50,000

When was the work completed?

The first release was in October of 2014. We’re thinking of doing another project, and we’ll probably go with them again.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Do you have any statistics or metrics to track improvement from the project?

I don’t have any metrics specifically. We get great user feedback on a daily basis. 

Are you satisfied with their performance?

They are on call 24/7. If we have something that needs to be fixed, they’re definitely the group for it. I haven’t been disappointed at all. In terms of their efficiency and transparency we never went above the quote they gave us at the beginning of the project even if the numbers and the hours ran a little bit above. The best part about working with them was they worked late hours in order to cater to the time difference. They’ve been nothing but professional in everything.

Is there anything unique or special about Droids On Roids that really makes them stand out compared to other online marketing companies?

One thing I’ve always found missing with other companies is the honesty and delivering on budget. This is something Droids On Roids hasn’t done just once, but six or seven times. They have total transparency with a big sense of humor. It’s been fun working with them.

Looking back on the work so far, is there any area that you think they could improve upon or that you might do differently?

In retrospect, we would have had a game developer on board when we were first talking about the product especially going into development that would have been really useful. Droids On Roids found us a game developer, but it would have handy to have that earlier on.

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

Mobile Project for Assessment Innovation

"They did a superb job. The project manager was very responsive."

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

Droids on Roids developed a core Android app while actively contributing to the design process. The agency’s responsibilities also included back-end upgrades and API development.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
New York City Metro Area
COO, Assessment Innovation
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Droids on Roids performed in line with the project's specs and delivered a functional app on time and within budget. The agency’s project manager was particularly helpful throughout the engagement, always ensuring efficient processes and collaboration, and their communication was excellent.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization.

We’re an HR [human resources] software provider, and we sell our software as a service in the cloud. It’s a recruitment software used to recruit candidates for open job positions. Job applicants download our app, fill in a job application, take a scientific, validated assessment, and then results are available for review. Employers either hire or bring in candidates for an interview.

What is your role and responsibilities?

I’m the chief operating officer. I handle some of the day-to-day operations and oversee all product development and client services.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What was your goal for working with Droids On Roids?

We had an iOS app already built and we wanted to enhance that app. We also wanted to build an Android mobile application clone to it that was an equally robust experience for the user. We had to build that from scratch. We engaged Droids On Roids to do that.

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their work.

They developed the actual core mobile Android app, but they did more than just develop an app. We also worked with their designer to design the look and feel of the app. They also worked with our back-end person to make changes to the back-end of our database and to our code to make sure the app was functioning correctly. They developed the API [application programming interface] and documented it as well.

What was your process for selecting Droids On Roids with which to work?

We went to five Android app developers mostly through my network on LinkedIn and the CTO’s network. Two were in India, two in Poland and one in China. We put forth a proposal. We laid out a statement of work and asked for bids to complete the project. It was sort of built to spec. Droids On Roids had at an affordable rate, not the cheapest, but not the highest. I did my due diligence and felt more comfortable working with them than the others.

Can you provide a ballpark dollar figure for the size of the work that they’ve done for you?

[It was between] $10,000 to $50,000

When was the work completed?

It took about six weeks to build the app from scratch. The project was completed successfully in the fourth quarter of 2014.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Do you have any statistics or metrics to track improvement from the project?

It is too early to share metrics, but we have a functional application.

Are you satisfied with their performance?

They did a superb job. The project manager was very responsive. If there was ever a bump in the road, he was on top of it to make sure it was corrected. He offered significant value to the project. He was one of the main reasons I chose them.

He agreed with a finite budget in line with the project specs. He guaranteed it and followed through. He documented everything and did such a great job that when the project was completed, we didn’t need additional support going forward. We were very pleased with the design. He really stayed within the project specs and didn’t try to do too much or anything different. I appreciated that he developed it on time and was really on top of meeting deadlines.

Is there anything unique about Droids On Roids that really makes them stand out, compared to other online marketing companies?

They delivered as promised on time, which is not often the case. Furthermore, I liked that if they misunderstood something or had to do some additional work, they didn’t bill us. They stuck to what they agreed to build it for the original price. They didn’t try to add any additional fees. When we asked them to add another feature, they did. They never tried to charge us for anything that wasn’t part of the agreed upon project. They were very ethical about that part of it, which a lot of developers are not.

We paid them as we went along with the final payment at the end, which gave me additional comfort that I was working with a professional shop. Developers overseas can take your money and never respond to your phone calls or emails. That’s always a risk, but they got paid after the work that they did. They were willing to do that because they had confidence that they were going to deliver what they said they would.

They are really hands-on and communication was key. English isn’t their first language and their developers, while good, there are a lot of things that can get lost in translation. The project manager was on top of that to keep it on track. He was more than willing to have daily standout meetings, instead of weekly or every two weeks, because it was important for us to make sure we were on the same page. He was willing to be more involved and engage with us more than maybe another developer would.

We used another vendor to develop the iOS version. The owner promised to be involved, but during the course of a six-month project he only joined three phone calls. Their CEO [Wojciech Szwajkiewicz], however, was involved when he needed to be and joined numerous phone calls. He even asked me to let him know if he was meeting our expectations. He was a man of his word every step of the way and I can’t say that about a lot of people.

Looking back on the work so far, is there any area that you think they could improve upon or that you might do differently?

I would have to nitpick because they did such a great job. Perhaps they could be a little more detailed on the project management.

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
    I wish I had more work for them to do.

Android Development for Retail System

"We are pleased with their performance overall. They know what they’re doing."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Oct. 2014 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Droids on Roids provided Android development services. They plan to continue the partnership for the purposes of future design work.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
United Kingdom
CEO, Retail System Provider
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Droids on Roids delivered high-quality work within allotted budgets and timeframes. Their efficient processes and professional staff ensured outstanding project management. The agency excelled in the areas of transparency, responsiveness, and technical expertise.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization.

We are a retail systems provider.

What is your role and responsibilities?

I’m the CEO of the company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What was your goal for working with Droids On Roids?

Our aim was to get one of our Android platforms ready.

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their work.

They have just worked on the development, but we are hoping to get them to do some design work going forward.

What was your process for selecting Droids On Roids with which to work?

I found them online, and then I did a quick research on their clients and got in touch with them. I have done some work with other companies in Poland. I understand the market well and got good references from past clients.

Can you give a sense of the size of the initiative in dollar terms or a personnel work-hour figure?

I’ve got about four people working at the moment with my team. It’s about £13,000 to £14,000 per month [approximately $19,600 to $21,200].

When was the work completed?

It’s ongoing work. We started it in October on 2014.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Do you have any statistics or metrics to track improvement from the project?

I don’t have any at the moment. We are pleased with their performance overall.

Are you satisfied with their performance?

It’s been real good. They know what they’re doing and they do understand agile development so they’re pretty much hands on with the deliverables. In terms of transparency, that’s what we were looking for mainly. I think they are a transparent organization, which is why we are trying to expand the team with them.

Is there anything unique or special about Droids On Roids that really makes them stand out compared to other online marketing companies?

I think they’re extremely good at project managing. The process of their managing teams and ensuring quality work seems to be quite robust and that’s probably something that’s different than other developers in Poland.

Looking back on the work so far, is there any area that you think they could improve upon or that you might do differently?

Not anything that I can think of.

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