Building products that matter.

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We help our clients reach their full potential and drastically reduce costs by offering transparent, seamless and reliable access to the best and brightest tech talent and empower their business with AI, AR, Big Data, IoT & Cloud.

Whether you are looking to develop a new product, to modernize your legacy system or to entirely transform your business by exploiting advances in technology, we are your one-stop shop in agile digital transformation and innovation.

WHY EASTERN PEAK?

  • Top digital transformation experts with extensive experience of planning and implementing innovation programs for tier-1 companies to guide you safely through your digital challenges.
  • Senior solution architects and industry experts to bring the transformation initiatives to life in accordance with the industry standards as well as with the latest high-tech and agile practices.
  • Dedicated R&D and DevOps talent pool to empower your business with AI, Big Data, IoT & Cloud and to ensure continuous support on your way to becoming a digital enterprise. 

DEVELOPMENT SERVICES

Web & Mobile Development

Front-end: React JS, Angular JS; Back-end: Node js, Ruby, PHP, Python, .NET.

Native: Objective-C, Swift, Kotlin, JavaScript, Android SDK, Java, C/C++; Cross-platform: React Native, Xamarin, PhoneGap, Unity, Sencha Touch; TV: BrightScript, TVMLJS

Other services:

  • UI/UX, Graphic Design

  • Software testing

  • Technical Support

  • Marketing Support

  • Technology Consulting

 
$25,000+
 
$25 - $49 / hr
 
50 - 249
 Founded
2012
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London, United Kingdom
headquarters
  • 1 St Katharine’s Way, London, E1W 1UN
    London, LND E1W 1UN
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other locations

Portfolio

Key clients: 

DPD Group, Gett, Western Union, Fly, The European Commission, HPE, Cobra

Leaplines - Learning Management System for Companies and Their Employ­ees

Leaplines is an E-Learning company with a new perspective on training.

Bizzabo - Event Planning for the 21st Century

Bizzabo is the world’s fastest growing event technology company that empowers event marketers to manage, measure and grow professional events across the globe. Their platform brings people together by providing all the tools necessary for organizers to create rewarding events.

As a constantly evolving company, Bizzabo was determined to expand the functionality of their platform for end-users. They aimed to move towards

the next level of commercial success by improving existing abilities and implementing new ideas.

Read a detailed case study: https://easternpeak.com/bizzabo-event-success-platform/

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DPD

The leading provider of parcel services in Europe with a unique, high-capacity transport network with more than 500 DPD depots in more than 30 countries.

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Gett - global taxi service.

#1 for on-demand corporate transportation globally driving half the Fortune 500.

 

Taxi service launched in 57 cities including New York, London, Manchester, Liverpool, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Moscow, St Petersburg and all across Israel. Built by our core team from the ground up.

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Fly - a leading mobile phone manufacturer in Asia

ROM/Firmware for both Android and a custom OS.

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Western Union

A platform to observe the results of competitors on a daily basis.

  • A comprehensive web crawling engine and data mining system for various financial information to be collected, normalized and analysed. 
  • An adaptive and customizable reporting dashboard with extensive data visualization tools.
  • Complete integration with the internal company BI system and reporting services. 
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Kasefet - financial service

Service that centralizes all your financial accounts in one place.

  • A data mining system to collect and analyse consumer financial data from multiple sources.
  • A user’s dashboard with personalized suggestions and offers from service partners.
  • Integration with financial data sources such as retail banks, insurance companies, utility companies etc. 
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Predict That

Predict That allows you to make a prediction by picking a roster of players for a game or just predict how an individual player will do in the game.

  • Design

  • Mobile app development

  • Web development (AngularJS)

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Bonshine

Marketing website, web platform and mobile apps for an environmentally friendly, waterless car wash solution.

The service brings the flexibility and real-time response of the digital era to the carwash industry, revolutionizing the way people see the car cleaning service.

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European Commission

A web application built for EC and aimed at controlling the amounts of CO2 and other greenhouse pollutants which are emitted to the atmosphere by the European countries.

Every city that wants to participate, defines the current amount of emissions, creates a reduction plan for the next 10 or 20 years and then gives a status report every 2-3 years. The system tracks the actual progress vs. the plan, and creates

statistical data about the level of goal achievement.

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Mobile App Development for Software Dev Firm

"They keep close contact and haven’t refused anything we’ve asked."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
July 2019 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Eastern Peak provided app development staff augmentation services to a B2B video app creator. They built native apps for iOS and Android as well as React-based web solutions.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Herzliya, Israel
Haim Vanunu
Head of R&D, Broadsay
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

While the partner handled overall project management from their end, the team's structure and organization skills allowed them to work autonomously without issue. They've contributed to the training process for newly onboarded teammates, making the collaboration smoother.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

We're a software development company focused on video applications for mobile and web. We work primarily with B2B customers, and we’ve been around for four years now. I’m the CTO of the company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Eastern Peak?

We had a mobile application written in React Native, with a few outsourced developers. We weren’t happy with the developer nor the application. Because of that, we wanted to rewrite our mobile application to be entirely native, and we were looking for a team that could help us do that.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We’re doing UI work with them. In these engagements, we provide them the backend and APIs, and they handle design. Eastern Peak allocates frontend developers working on iOS and Android for mobile as well as React for the web.

We provide complete designs as Photoshop and InVision files, workflows, and product definitions. We use Jira to create tasks and work collaboratively. The model of operation is a mix of agile and Kanban.

Recently, we’ve had another application that we wanted to write, this time from scratch. We expanded our team at Eastern Peak to develop this application as well. We’ve also used them to write our web interface. We liked our engagement to that point, so we gave them more work.

What is the team composition?

We currently have five people on their team. We started with two, but then added a web developer and two more mobile developers.

How did you come to work with Eastern Peak?

We had a bad experience with a previous company, so we were very careful in picking out the new team we’d be working with. We tested the developers and spoke with people who’d worked with them. This time, we did our homework. Eventually, the quality of the developers was the determining factor. 

Eastern Peak has a nice operation, and that was a prerequisite. Our team wanted to work with an established company that could scale up if we needed more developers in the future.

How much have you invested with them?

It cost about $100,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with Eastern Peak in July 2019, and it’s very much still ongoing. We have a roadmap planned for the next two years.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We have documentation and Jira reports, but I don’t have any metrics outside of that. Our team handles delivery timelines and QA, which is determined based on quality. In other words, if everything is on course, the quality is good. We’re getting everything on time, so we’re happy.

How did Eastern Peak perform from a project management standpoint?

We handle project management from our side. They have a good understanding of the tasks we give them, able to give us more developers when needed. Typically, it takes a few weeks to hire a new developer for our team. We’re considering giving them more freedom in terms of project management because their developers are good and they know what they’re doing.  

What did you find most impressive about them?

If we need them, we can pick up the phone, and someone will answer and handle the request quickly. We wanted one of the developers to become more of a team leader, and they helped us with the training needed to get her up to speed in that new role.

Eastern Peak provided a course and educational material for her to study. We talk with the Eastern Peak management every couple of weeks. They check to see if we’re happy and if there’s anything we need.

They keep close contact and haven’t refused anything we’ve asked. We even asked to isolate our developers in a different location in the office. They rearranged the open space to accommodate that. It’s been a good experience so far.

Are there any areas they could improve?

There’s nothing specific that I have to say. If we pick good developers, most of the issues that may arise will solve themselves pretty quickly.

Do you have any advice for future clients of theirs?

Clients should let the team from Eastern Peak do the first filtering for them. That saved us a ton of time. They have a really good filtering process for developers.

We like people to be involved and enjoy to choosing developers as part of the team. That was harder to find, but Eastern Peak found them for us.

5.0
Overall Score I’m really happy with them.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    That was the main thing. I’m a happy customer.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    It’s half compared to the cost in Israel, but that’s the whole point of going to Eastern Europe.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

App Development for Online Art Community

“It felt like they were a part of our organization, and that was a really key element to our success, in my opinion.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
May 2019 - Jan. 2020
Project summary: 

Eastern Peak developed a mobile app extension of a user-generated content website allowing customers to stream content onto their TVs. They built the app on Android and integrated it with existing platform API.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Los Angeles, California
Founder, Online Art Community
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The application has been launched to the app store, satisfying all project stakeholders so far with its quality and ease of use. The Eastern Peak team was both highly skilled and personable, making the engagement not only organized and successful but also enjoyable for everyone involved.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am the chief operating officer of a user-generated content site serving tens of millions of artists across the world. Whether it’s photography, visual arts, culture, or anything else, we provide the platform for those items to be displayed, commented on, or sold.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Eastern Peak?

We wanted to expand our business to incorporate a TV brand that wanted to partner with us. Eastern Peak helped us develop an app that functions as an extension of our website for that.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

The app is based in Android and includes a curated stream of content from our platform using our API as well as different tokens and security measures to fetch content that we decided to feature.

We approached the project in two phases, one of which is a screen saver and the second of which is the real app that you can download on your tv and do different things with the content such as browsing by category or saving your favorite items.

What is the team composition?

There were four members of their team working on the project with us.

How did you come to work with Eastern Peak?

I knew the founder from previous interactions and had tried to work with them in the past but ended up not going through with those projects, so I knew that I wanted to see if they would be interested in this one as well.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent around $70,000–$80,000 in total.

What is the status of this engagement?

The project lasted from around May 2019–January 2020.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

When you’re looking for outsourcing agencies to work with, you really need someone who is attentive and responsive, and who is going to understand the business and be objective in their assessments of the product. Eastern Peak really provided all of that for us.

The quality of their work was very good, and they made an effort to communicate very closely with the project managers on our end. It felt like they were a part of our organization, and that was a really key element to our success, in my opinion.

How did Eastern Peak perform from a project management standpoint?

They did an excellent job managing the project. We used Slack and email to communicate as well as another project management software to keep track of the milestones and deadlines for our work.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their team lead is absolutely exceptional, and the rest of the company does a great job of coordinating their efforts to quickly work through larger tasks by breaking them down into very manageable chunks.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I really don’t have anything that I can point to that they could do better.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

No matter what agency you are considering working with, make sure you interview their people before you start to make sure that their culture is a good fit for your organization. Once you get to know Eastern Peak as a team, there will be no doubt in your mind that they will be able to do good work for you, so all that’s left is to make sure they are the right choice for your organization.

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

Learning Management System for Digital Learning Firm

"In three or four months, we managed to do something that’s comparable to three years of development the other team did."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Mar. 2019 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

After analyzing existing models in a Ruby on Rails solution, they’ve provided new feature development and created a cloud-based classroom admin solution. They also migrated a locally-hosted solution to AWS.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Netherlands
CTO, Digital Learning Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Responsible for maximizing development progress and fulfilling end-client support needs, Eastern Peak has become a valuable ongoing partner. The scalability of their team stands out, as does experience with a variety of technologies. Customers can expect a communicative team.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am the CTO of a digital learning company. We develop a cloud solution and content for online training. Our mother company deals with offline training when there is a real location and classroom setting.

We develop a cloud solution that provides both a learning management system (LMS), which enables companies to provide learning material to their employees and follow up on their progress, and also a solution for classroom administrators. This second product is an online platform to register for classes. It takes care of all the paperwork and organizes everything in one place.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Eastern Peak?

We were looking for a partner to help with development. Specifically, a company with experience in Ruby.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We are writing the platform using two technologies. When I started with the company, the platform I inherited had a backend written in Ruby on Rails.  We decided to use Node.js for the next project, and Eastern Peak also has experience with that.

Eastern Peak came onboard to work on an existing project. There were a lot of undocumented models, so they dove into the source code to understand how it all worked without disrupting service for existing clients that were running the platform.

We also wanted to move the platform to Amazon to take advantage of their cloud’s services (storage, distribution, caching), many of which weren’t available in the local hosting we had. They contributed to that from their experience.

They’ve also worked with a variety of third-party tools. For example, our customers use a CRM or a billing system, and Eastern Peak went into the API to understand how it works and how to migrate from our cloud to Amazon. In some places, we wrote a lot of the model or integrated deeply into another company who had their own cloud solution with APIs. The Eastern Peak team rewrote the whole connection from Ruby to Node.js.

What is the team composition?

We have a core team of four full-time developers consisting of two backend resources and two frontend resources. Both backend developers use Ruby and Node.js, and we use React.js on the frontend.

Additionally, we have a project manager who contributes 50% of his time to our project. He has been our main contact, but I also speak to the developers directly. Whenever I need a higher-level overview, I involve the project manager. I’ve also worked with a UX designer and a DevOps person, who works on our project 30% of his time.

How did you come to work with Eastern Peak?

When I joined the company, we had our own team of developers. We moved the development offshore because I was looking for more of a professional team with scalability so I could add developers for certain projects or for a short time without committing to hiring under Dutch law, which is very strict.

I made a shortlist of five companies; some were local and some were offshore. Eastern Peak was one of the top ones, mainly because of the Ruby technology they could support me on, which was the first requirement. The second requirement was experience with Node.js because I wanted to develop the classroom administration using that technology.

They also shone on the list of options because of their response and interest. Our relationship started off strong when their CEO came to visit us. In the end, I selected Eastern Peak based on the technology I wanted to use and the technology I inherited from the previous development team.

What is the status of this engagement?

We began working with them in March 2019, and the work is still ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We finished phase one of the classroom admin system, and they met the deadline. We are now going into two weeks of testing and feedback. All the models we defined for the classroom are done. For the core project that they took over, we are now adding new functionality. In the end, the goal is to migrate everything to Node.js and merge both the online and offline projects into one platform.

When I joined, we had one full-time developer and two students, and the project lasted for three years. In three or four months, we managed to do something that’s comparable to three years of development the other team did. Of course, we put more effort into it this time and had more experience, so they knew how to set up a lot of things. 

Once we actually release the classroom product, which they handled from start to finish, it will be a record for us in terms of development progress. Before we worked with Eastern Peak, we had very slow development processes. We’ve since scaled up the team and gained experience, and Eastern Peak already know how to do a lot of the things we’ve requested. They are very dedicated.

How did Eastern Peak perform from a project management standpoint?

I visit them once a month for a couple of days, which helps maintain a close relationship. Project management has been pretty strong on their end. We also have a product owner in Amsterdam. They guide the product while I guide the development. We have a video chat every morning for our stand-up meeting where we report everything. YouTrack handles reporting issues and tasks, and GitHub is for repositories.

What did you find most impressive about them?

I am quite happy with their service. I’ve had a couple of cases where clients needed support and we had our own roadmap, so we scaled up the team for two or three weeks. They provided me with an experienced developer that could solve the problem without a long-term commitment. I am very happy with that capability.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, not that I’ve seen. They communicate clearly, which was one of the key characteristics I was looking for.  

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

WooCommerce Website for Blockchain Tech Firm

“Eastern Peak has been very responsive and engaged in our project.”

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

Eastern Peak developed a responsive website that’s translated into several languages. They integrated an e-commerce platform into the CRM and built different cryptocurrency payment gateways.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Israel
CMO, Blockchain Tech Firm
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Eastern Peak delivered a high caliber platform that’s fully functional and secure. Feedback has been uniformly complimentary. The team is comprised of intelligent and impressively skilled programmers. Extensive technical capabilities and knowledge of the field make them a valuable partner.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I'm the CMO of a company that develops ultra-secure mobile phones with blockchain capability. 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Eastern Peak?

We wanted to relaunch a new branding scheme and build a website to support it. 

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Eastern Peak helped our company launch a rebrand. They developed a responsive website for us with translations into multiple languages. Our web designer created wireframes and sketches for the design.  

The site includes an e-commerce platform they integrated with our CRM system. They also built different payment integrations for crypto-payment capabilities. 

What is the team composition? 

Eastern Peak assigned us a dedicated project manager. We usually work with about three people total from their team.

How did you come to work with Eastern Peak?

I used to work with Alexey (Founder and CEO, Eastern Peak). 

How much have you invested with them?

We've spent about $25,000–$35,000 so far.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in August 2008 and have an ongoing relationship. At this point, they're providing maintenance and support. 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Eastern Peak delivered a platform with a high level of both functionality and reliability. Since launch, we've received many compliments about it. The overall feedback has been consistently positive. 

Eastern Peak has very good programmers on staff. They’re very cost effective, and I highly recommend working with them. All of their work is consistently high quality. 

How did Eastern Peak perform from a project management standpoint?

Eastern Peak has been very responsive and engaged in our project. Our primary forms of communication are phone and e-mail. 

What did you find most impressive about them?

Eastern Peak is a team of very smart people. They’re capable of anything you could need them to do. 

Are there any areas they could improve?

No.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

I recommend defining every aspect of what you wish to accomplish in the project before it begins. Make sure to align expectations beforehand. Having detailed requirements will translate to an accurate cost upfront and prevent any unpleasant surprises. 

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

App Dev for Battery-Free Bluetooth Tech Product Firm

“I appreciate their responsiveness. It’s clear that they want us to succeed.”

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Aug. 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Using a set of basic sketches, Eastern Peak is developing iOS and Android versions of a mobile app that uses Bluetooth Low Energy technology to connect a physical beacon with a cloud solution.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Caesarea, Israel
Director of SW Engineering, IT Firm
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Eastern Peak is still working on the project, but they’ve delivered reliable and high-quality work so far. The team’s communication skills and organized development approach set the foundation for a smooth collaboration.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the director of software engineering at a battery-free Bluetooth tech product firm.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Eastern Peak?

We needed additional resources to help with iOS and Android app development. We’d been working with a local company in Israel, but it wasn’t going well, so we decided to look for an offshore vendor.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We provided Eastern Peak with a set of initial sketches, and they put together a plan for building iOS and Android versions of the app with simple UI elements. We’re currently in the prototyping phase. Basically, the finished application will act as a gateway between our company’s physical beacon to our cloud solution, using Bluetooth Low Energy technology to connect the two.

What is the team composition?

We work with Nick (Project Manager, Eastern Peak) who leads a team of about seven engineers that handle UI, Android, iOS, and web development.

How did you come to work with Eastern Peak?

I found them through a Google search. After speaking with one of their product managers, I decided they’d be a good fit.

How much have you invested with them?

So far, we’ve spent $15,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with them in August 2018, and it’s an ongoing project.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Their development work is high-functioning and reliable.

How did Eastern Peak perform from a project management standpoint?

Eastern Peak is very communicative. Our teams speak multiple times a week, if not daily. They’re very proactive and manage the project well. We use Jira, Bitbucket, and Confluence to track our progress.

What did you find most impressive about them?

I appreciate their responsiveness. It’s clear that they want us to succeed.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I’d like them to do internal testing before submitting any of their work to us, which isn’t part of their current process.

Any advice for potential customers?

Clients should be sure they have an engineer they can communicate well with.

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

SDK for Enterprise Solution Platform

“They’ve done an excellent job in delivering our scope.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Aug. 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Eastern Peak developed software development kits, supplementing the in-house team with additional resources. They built plug-ins or connectors for PHP and .NET components.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
San Francisco, California
Waseem Alshikh
CTO, IT Firm
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The ongoing collaboration has produced clear results, with 27 successfully completed projects delivering 461 connectors for customers’ use. The team is flexible, communicative, and dedicated, ensuring continuity in the assigned resources throughout projects.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am the CTO and co-founder of a Software-as-a-Service enterprise provider. We focus on localization solutions for websites and applications that need to be adapted to multiple local markets.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Eastern Peak?

We have our own engineering team, but needed access to different skillsets . Technology moves fast and even though we have our own stack, we need to support our customers around different platforms. Finding and hiring full-time developers for single use cases was not easy, but some of our customers required SDKs [software development kits] for connecting to PHP and .NET components.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They provided highly talented offshore resources for specific technologies. They make sure that those resources deliver and that they can be made available in a very short time.

Our customers use different technologies. In order to integrate to our Java platform, an SDK is required. The work involved building plug-ins or connectors for us.

They developed a PHP SDK used by customers to support specific frameworks. Another customer needed the same SDK to support WordPress so Eastern Peak hired engineers for this purpose.

What is the team composition?

I worked with five people from their team. Their project manager is our primary point of contact, but I have talked to everyone on their team.

How did you come to work with Eastern Peak?

They contacted us over LinkedIn, but we didn’t need additional resources at the time. They proposed a one-project trial and did a great job.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with them in August 2017. The SDK development project took two months to complete. The collaboration is ongoing, and we plan to expand their team.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Eastern Peak delivered 27 projects since we’ve started working together. Those connectors have been used by 461 of our customers. They’ve done an excellent job in delivering our scope.

They delivered our SDK one month early. Because we liked working with the developer, we kept him on even if there is not enough work to do.

How did Eastern Peak perform from a project management standpoint?

We appreciate the team dynamic and the flexibility they show. When requesting resources, some of our members want to work with the engineer directly, without a project manager. Eastern Peak allowed this, but they also provide managers when necessary—working with our marketing team, for example. They adjust their approach to meet our demand.

We use Slack for communication. I can contact them at any time, including late at night. They’ve worked hard to remain responsive and they answer us fast. They’ve worked during weekends just to deliver on time.

I was impressed by their effort, so I gave our account manager a bonus. His main role is to make sure that everyone is happy and available, and to provide more resources when we need them. Otherwise, we communicate with the engineers directly. We prefer to be in touch with the engineers directly, so we haven’t relied heavily on them for management.

What did you find most impressive about them?

None of the companies we worked with in the past actually delivered. They make promises and present great engineers in the beginning, but, after the contract is signed, those senior engineers are replaced by juniors. Eastern Peak guaranteed that this would never happened . The resources we were assigned are our own. They’re never lost or shared without our permission.

Are there any areas they could improve?

There is always room for improvement. They’re a small-to-medium company and we would appreciate it if they had a bigger pool of resources. At one point, we needed .NET or other technology skillsets by the next day, but they couldn’t accommodate that. However, their one-week delivery time time is still faster than finding developers in our own city.

A local presence in our country would make everything easier for us, from the financial side. International transactions are not easy to deal with, so I would love to work with a local branch.

Do you have any advice for future clients of theirs?

Focusing on direct communication with the engineers is a good approach. Using Slack is also faster than email.

It’s a good idea to put together a long-term plan, particularly when it comes to how many engineers will be needed in three or four months. Finding resources takes one or two weeks, unless they are immediately available.

5.0
Overall Score The experience is great, and they are very responsive.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They commit to deliver on time, especially when long-term planning is made.
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    The price is fair, but we always hope for a discount.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I have done.

Web Dev for Event Management Platform

"They feel like they are part of the team."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
4.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Jan. 2016 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Eastern Peak has helped develop a web-based event management platform that enables guests to view agendas and purchase tickets while helping organizers generate analytics and reports. 

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Tel Aviv, Israel
VP R&D, Event Management Firm
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Collaboration with developers from Eastern Peak has progressed smoothly, quickly, and productively. Their employees integrate seamlessly with the in-house team's Agile workflow, delivering high-quality work throughout the entire development timeline. They are both trustworthy and dedicated. 

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am the VP of R&D at an event management startup. We are a one-stop-shop AWS platform that allows organizers across the globe to build successful events. Our development is based in Israel and Ukraine.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Eastern Peak?

We needed help with development for our event management platform.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Professional conferences—whether in HR, technology, or any other industry—often attract hundreds or thousands of attendees. Organizers usually set up a website to display the agenda, speakers, and other information, and allow people to purchase tickets.

When arriving at an event, a mobile app shows the attendee the agenda and speakers while enabling them to chat with everyone in the event community. On the organizer side, the app provides an easy drag-and-drop layout. It also allows them to build event contents, analytics, and reports.

Eastern Peak was mostly focused on the frontend and backend of the web platform, rather than the mobile app. They have mostly worked with React.js and Backbone, which are the technologies we use. Our tech stack also includes React.js and React Native for the frontend, and Java and Kotlin for the backend, running on Tomcat 8 and Engine 8. We use multiple data sources, like Elasticsearch, RDS with MySQL, and Redshift.

We work with four squads in an Agile manner. One or two Eastern Peak employees work within each of our squads. They have a strong background in other technologies, and they have been able to recruit very strong, collaborative developers for us.

What is the team composition?

We initially brought on three or four people from their team, but recently grew the team to six people. They surprised us by quickly getting us very good candidates. We are hiring much more quickly with Eastern Peak than with any of our other development sources.

I have been working with a point of contact on the HR side, and have worked with Alexey Chalimov [CEO, Eastern Peak] regarding finances. They are permanent employees until we decide differently.

We didn’t just hire anyone that comes from them. We had our own recruiting process, which includes an assignment and interview. This helps us to evaluate the qualities we are looking for in a candidate.

How did you come to work with Eastern Peak?

The CEO of Eastern Peak has a personal relationship with someone from our company. Both of our companies are based in Israel in a small community.

How much have you invested in them?

We spent between $30,000—$40,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We began working with them in January of 2016, and the work is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The velocity of the team has been very effective for us, and the quality of their work has been fine. They are making great progress working as part of a heterogeneous team here in Israel. Everyone is very happy. The onboarding of our recent additions to the team went quite smoothly and quickly. I’ve worked with other companies in the past, and it hasn’t gone as well as it has with Eastern Peak.

How did Eastern Peak perform from a project management standpoint?

Communication with them is smooth. We usually communicate through Skype calls on an as-needed basis, which is usually daily but sometimes more frequent. Some of their developers are very fluent in English, and some have a few challenges, so we have to figure out what works.

We use Scrum and Agile methodology, which allows us to bring them into our daily meetings and involve them in our work. They feel like they are part of the team.

What did you find most impressive about them?

The team that works with us is very loyal. We have been working with some of them for a few years, which is a long time for a vendor.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Nothing that I can think of right now.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    There are cheaper places, but I am happy with the quality. Sometimes it is better to pay a little more and get the quality you are asking for. Chemistry and communication both impact development.
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 4.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I would definitely recommend them if someone were very strict with their project, needed high quality work, and didn't have a lot of time to shop around.

Custom Software Dev. for Industrial Automation Platform

“Eastern Peak’s programmer is excellent … He works almost without error.”

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

Eastern Peak worked on custom software development to facilitate engineering processes, taking over from previous companies. The software uses HTML5 and Angular2, interacting with a RESTful API on the server.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Tel Aviv, Israel
CTO, WonderLogix
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The team successfully developed the platform that other developers were unable to, working hard on the intensive and complex project. The platform received positive feedback, particularly for its improved look and functionality. Eastern Pack is committed, and continue to provide excellent support.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

WonderLogix is an Israeli startup company developing engineering software for the design of industrial control systems. I am the CTO [Chief Technology Officer] and one of the founders.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Eastern Peak?

We were developing a client-server application. The server part was made in-house, and we were looking for someone to develop the client side using web technologies. We didn’t have the knowledge to do that and tried hiring someone. It didn’t work out, so we went to two local companies that supplied us with programming services for creating the client side. We were quite disappointed with their quality as well. One of them was also very expensive, but, in spite of that, didn’t deliver what we wanted. We then looked overseas, mainly trying to find better quality, as well as to stay within the budget.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

The platform had been developed by 3 companies before Eastern Peak’s involvement, but it was quite basic at the time. The application is based on HTML5 and Angular2, and serves as the complete frontend of our system. The scope included interacting with the RESTful API on the server side, displaying the data received from it, and allowing the user to perform different operations. It includes a lot of graphics, starting with SVG [Scalable Vector Graphics], and later switching to HTML. Eastern Peak made this change too, which was quite complex, and took 3 months to complete.

The platform allows control or process engineers to define how industrial facilities should operate. These include power, chemical, desalination and water plants—complex systems with complex behaviors. Currently, these definitions are written as Word documents, Excel tables, flowcharts and so on, but they are just manual definitions without actual models, which can cause problems later.

We are developing a platform that allows non-programmers to define in plain English how they want the facility to operate. The system actually builds a model of the control system based on various definitions regarding its structure, and generates PLC [programmable logic controller] code automatically. This avoids a lot of errors as the code is generated based on a graphical, intuitive interface. 

We have given Eastern Peak other tasks from time to time, like website development, but those haven’t been a big part of the work.

What is the team composition?

We’ve engaged with one of their programmers on a constant basis. He works exclusively for us.

How did you come to work with Eastern Peak?

I heard about them from a friend, who is the CEO of another startup. She worked with them for the development of an application and recommended them. I contacted them and we started working together.

How much have you invested with them?

The total cost has been around $100,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with Eastern Peak in October 2016. The project is ongoing and we have no plans to stop. Their developer is a part of our team, and there’s always more work to do.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The work on the client side was intensive and complex; it’s an engineering software with many functionalities and modes of operation, so it wasn’t a trivial task. 

Our application has two components—a client side and a server side. The feedback we’ve gotten pertains to the whole application, but the client side looks much better than when we started working with Eastern Peak, and it’s improving every day. Its aspect has become quite impressive, especially during the last couple of months.

Eastern Peak’s programmer is excellent. He’s done a great job, worked fast and remained committed. He works almost without error. Before him, we worked with another programmer, who was not as good. We encountered some communication issues, it was not always understood what we wanted, and deliverables weren’t what was expected. He was replaced a short time after we complained about the problem.

How did Eastern Peak perform from a project management standpoint?

We typically use Skype for communication and YouTrack for reporting issues. We’re in touch every day.

What did you find most impressive about them?

The previous programmer was not as good as the current one, but I liked how Eastern Peak handled the situation. They took full responsibility and found a new programmer.

This kind of behavior is not typical—many companies try to minimize costs and maximize profit. In Eastern Peak’s case, I felt that they cared about my needs, and wanted to provide a good service. Eastern Peak’s commitment and effort kept us working with them.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I don’t see anything that needs improvement.

Do you have any advice for future clients of theirs?

Describe the good and bad aspects clearly, and trust Eastern Peak to give their best effort. Give them a chance to answer your needs.

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

Branding & UI/UX for Grocery Delivery Platform

"[E]verything was on time, and they under promised and over delivered. I couldn't ask for anything better."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Sep. 2017 - Nov. 2017
Project summary: 

Eastern Peak was responsible for branding and UI/UX development for a grocery delivery platform. The team was involved from the early stages to the final prototype, and created the logo design.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Tel Aviv, Israel
Erez Fichman
Owner, Startup
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The prototype has received generally positive feedback, with users being impressed by both the interface and design. The application is very professional, and the team takes a really personal approach to the project. They were always reliable and on-time with their work.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m a founder for an on-demand grocery delivery platform. We’re an early stage start-up.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Eastern Peak.

We were trying to figure out the specifics of the platform we wanted to build, and how to do such in an efficient way. We had previously worked with a similar company based in the U.S. and were looking for someone to come in, and do things the right way the first time around.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Initially, they helped us with branding with the platform. Then, we expanded the scope of the project and they worked on our user interface and design. They also assisted with product specifications to help us find the MVP, which was really helpful. They also were responsible for the logo design.

What is the team dynamic?

We were assigned a project manager, who was our only point of contact. He arranged everything else for the project.

How did you come to work with Eastern Peak?

We found them online through a technology website, most likely TechCrunch, where they had an extensive list of developers. We were looking for a team based in Isarel specifically and came across them; we saw they had worked on Get Taxi (now Gett) and a few other good apps.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in September 2017, and the engagement was complete in roughly 2 months.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We have a prototype with their UI/UX designs, and the branding. We’ve received plenty of positive feedback that the platform looks very professional, and has a nice look and feel to it. Speaking on the application itself, the prototype is a world class build; it’s very easy to use, and mapped out and planned well.

How did Eastern Peak perform from a project management standpoint?

Everything was sufficient; they under promised and over delivered. They were very communicative and on WhatsApp all hours of the day. It was never a problem getting in touch with them. They were always on-time with estimations. I couldn’t ask for anything better.

They take a really personal approach, and it feels like they’re a part of your own team – which is unique in this industry. They treated it like their own project and had our best interests at heart, it never really felt outsourced. They got really involved with the work.

What did you find most impressive about them?

One of the main things is that they're reliable and keep their words. Often with other developers, they won’t be honest with you from the start and then aren’t able to deliver on their promises. Eastern Peak was always honest with us, and we really appreciated that.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, honestly can’t think of anything. They did everything really well.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

I would recommend to be very communicative from the beginning, and provide them with clear instruction.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They’re not the cheapest, but you get what you pay for and they’re a top class service.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I've already started recommending them to the people.

Web Based Application for Parcel Services Firm

"They’re very responsive and knowledgeable. We were happy with the team’s commitment to deliver quality results."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Dec. 2016 - May 2017
Project summary: 

Eastern Peak developed a web application to migrate data from an older platform. Services included QA and support. Built using Angular 2 and Node.js, the application launched but migration is not yet complete.

The Reviewer
 
1001-10,000 Employees
 
Birmingham, United Kingdom
PMO, Parcel Services Firm
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

 Good KPIs met expectations, generating plans for future collaboration. Although logistical challenges occurred, high levels of commitment and organization produced quality results in a timely manner. Expect value for cost.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m project manager in the program office of a British parcel carrier.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Eastern Peak.

We wanted to enhance our shipping solutions by migrating our desktop-based platform and its users to a new web application.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We designed the new features and they built the enhancements in a full-stack development process. The application’s features included a customer admin panel, and the ability to create shipments and print labels. Their team used: Angular 2, Node.js, MangoDB, and ExtJS. The build finished May 2017 with a rollout of 4 different releases. They’ve provided QA and support services since the application went live.

The application is currently on a beta platform. The full migration is scheduled for Spring 2018.

What is the team composition?

Their team included a project lead and 4 developers and QA specialists.

How did you come to work with Eastern Peak?

Our head of development identified them as a potential partner. We had previously worked with similar firms, but never with a Ukrainian one. We chose them after communicating via video all and other virtual tools; we’ve never met in person.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent $250,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

Work began December 2016 and the application went live May 2017.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Although there were some challenges, their output has been good and KPIs are on target. The team has kept within the 30% rework limit that we set. Contractually, we’re quite happy and have already committed to additional projects with them.

How did Eastern Peak perform from a project management standpoint?

Their project manager has ‘lived and breathed’ this engagement. We have separate Slack channels for each of the four releases, which allows developers, designers, and testers to communicate. We also use Smartsheets.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They’re very responsive and knowledgeable. We were happy with the team’s commitment to deliver quality results.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Not all their developers were fluent English speakers. The language barrier may have caused some to withhold questions that would have helped them execute our designs. While the results were good, we expected a little more back and forth during the process.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Have clearly defined goals and stay open to any questions they have. Clear lines of communication and accountability will improve the experience.

4.0
Overall Score It's been a good experience.
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    There were challenges, but I can’t complain about their willingness to work overtime. All releases went out on time.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They are value for money.
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    We expected rework, but I would never score a 5 for deliverables that needed any amount of it.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    If we're willing to use them again then we must be willing to recommend them to business partners.