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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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Makani – My Place

A revolutionary GPS navigation app set to change the lives of millions in Libya for the better

We were responsible for: iOS app development, Android app development, and UX/UI Design

makani.ly

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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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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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in10 - an event app made in Flutter

An event app offering advanced RSVP and ETA tracking for simpler meeting up made in Flutter

 

We were responsible for: iOS Flutter App, Android Flutter App

 

CHALLENGE: Our mobile development team had to build an event application that combined typical event app features such as event creation and RSVP with ETA

tracking and status updates. Its goal is to provide users with a practical tool for organizing meetings.

 

SOLUTION: We built an app offering sophisticated features such as sharing the approximate user ETAs 30 mins before the event starts. The app also makes it possible to quickly share status updates with the event organizers.

 

 

Read more about the app on our website >>

 

 

MAIN FEATURES: Create events, Invite guests, RSVP, ETA tracking, Status updates, Privacy & Safety

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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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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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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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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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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

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.

The client submitted this review online.

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
 
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.

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

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
 
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.

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

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
 
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.

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

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