Amazing digital products, from concept to reality.

We are a small and bold web software studio that bridges the gap between solid systems and great interfaces. We believe strong development teams, not only individuals, are at the core of any successful software. That's why we've grown a senior, diverse and well integrated group of professionals with years of shared experience and engineering culture. All of that is brought full force to each one of our clients with great commitment.

 

If you are feeling the pains of building a solid engineering and design team while dealing with the demands of a growing business, we are here for you. Guava partnerships are long-term and always focused on product and team success, with continuous, open and frank communication. Our services go beyond web development and UX/UI design, as we can also help you structure your internal development culture for long term independency.

 

Our team is co-located in Recife, Brazil (-1h from NY time), a region with some of the best software development talent in South America, great universities and a bustling technology ecosystem. The decision to build a world-class team here reflects our belief that excellent talent should be capable of having a career outside big tech hubs and closer to their cultures. Partnering with Guava is also an investment on this.

 

We're excited to hear what your needs are, and find out ways to bring in all our experience to help you reach your goals.

 
$25,000+
 
$50 - $99 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2011
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Recife, Brazil
headquarters
  • Rua Alfredo Coutinho, 74
    Recife, PE 52061-130
    Brazil

Portfolio

Key clients: 

True&Co., E.life, In Loco Media, KFP, Endossa

Sala de Triagem - Faster, more accurate medical triage. Image

Sala de Triagem - Faster, more accurate medical triage.

Sala de Triagem is a web app that assists health professionals and students through medical triage and anamnesis. The whole process is guided by Ana, the soothing nurse character we created to help users along the extensive questionnaires and to convey the system a more humane touch.

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AP1MC - Fighting drought in Brazil.

ASA Brasil is a NGO that brings water to dry regions in the Brazilian Northeast. This is done through many initiatives, all of which start with a registration form. We created a progressive web app which works offline and allows their staff to fill the forms using tablets in remote locations.

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Blockchain Integration for Web App

"Communication was always professional and timely, allowing us to progress despite a difficult set-up."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Jan. - Apr. 2019
Project summary: 

Guava Software supported an investment web app’s development. Using Ruby on Rails, they integrated the platform’s frontend with a blockchain backend.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Zug, Switzerland
Martin Liebrich
CTO, Staxe
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The MVP was presented to investors and the app gained its first users. Guava Software managed the project in a professional and efficient manner. They delivered everything on time and addressed challenges head-on. Transparent throughout the process, they collaborated well.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

Staxe is a blockchain based, crowd investment platform catering to the event industry. I am working as CTO for Staxe.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Guava Software?

We chose Guava to implement the Web application frontend to our Blockchain based backend.

What were your goals for this project?

Build a first MVP that would allow us to go to market.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

I got the contact to Guava from a colleague who new them. We contacted several companies for offers. Guava's offer and approach was very professional from the beginning and the price was very competitive, so we decided to go with them

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

We worked together with Guava to define the requirements in an agile fashion. UI/UX was designed by a 3rd party. Guava delivered design and implementation of a Web application based on Ruby on Rails.

What was the team composition?

On our side were the product manager plus myself overseeing the technical aspects of the implementation, plus a senior developer for the blockchain part. Guava put a project manager and 2-3 frontend and backend developers. UI/UX was designed by a 3rd party.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any information that demonstrates the impact that this project has had on your business?

The MVP helped us to show our idea to investors and startup accelerators and enabled us to gain first customers.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

Guave managed all of their work aspects from their side. This was working out well. Communication was always professional and timely, allowing us to progress despite a difficult set-up. (time zones, several parties involved, etc.)

What did you find most impressive about this company?

I liked Guava's professional approach from the beginning. The company and the project are well managed and they take over responsibility for their work. They openly addressed difficulties and consulted us when they thought some of our ideas were off.

Are there any areas for improvement?

We had the odd hickup with time lines and communication, but I would mostly put this on the somewhat difficult set-up and time and money constraints.

5.0
Overall Score Considering everything we were very satisfied by the end result.
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    We had some glitches here and there, but they were more caused by the overall set-up.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Guava's prices are very competitive, specifically given their professional approach to deliver software.
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    As always you find some stuff later that you are not so fond of. But in given time and money constraint, quality was very high.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I would definitely recommend Guava.

Web Development for Product Development Company

“They’ve executed flawlessly. As a developer myself, I love their code. It’s very polished.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Guava Software was an outsource partner for a web development project, in which they used Ruby on Rails, React, HTML, and CSS. Working directly with the client, they created a scheduling system for a clinic.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Portland, Oregon
CEO, Internet Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Guava Software’s coding was excellent, resulting in a great end-product. Their team was detail-oriented and asked many questions in order to meet project requirements. They worked in sprints and communicated weekly to make sure everyone was on the same page. They were crucial to project success.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the CEO of a design and development company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Guava Software?

No one on my team had the skills to work on a project for one of our customers. We delegated the work to Guava Software.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They created a clinic management system. There’s a special scheduling portal for clients that allows them to make appointments, view operation hours and doctor availability. They’ve done everything from design to development. They used Ruby on Rails for the backend and React, HTML, and CSS for the frontend. They worked directly with the customer and managed the project themselves. They broke up different

What is the team composition?

Between 6–10 people have worked on our project in total, including a product owner, frontend developers, backend developers, and designers.

How did you come to work with Guava Software?

I met Guava Software’s owner at a conference and bonded well since the beginning. When we took on this project, I looked through my options and decided to give them a try because their work looked good and liked how they operated.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent more than $100,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We began working together in 2017 and our engagement is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

They’ve executed flawlessly. As a developer myself, I love their code. It’s very polished. Detail-oriented, they continue to ask questions. Before working with them, I was doing almost everything myself and I had too much to do. Working with them has made everything easier.

How did Guava Software perform from a project management standpoint?

I receive weekly reports from the product owner and I check in on what they’re doing. They follow an agile methodology, which is really effective. Our product owner gets everything done. He is a crucial member of our project and I really enjoy working with him. I’ve worked with several other teams, and Guava Software is one of the best.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They do everything they can to please the customer and make sure that the customer understands what it’s going to take to deliver what they want.

Are there any areas they could improve?

They could be more open about their processes. Their agile method is very effective and efficient, but if they shared more with their customers, they’d be even more impressed.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Listen to their advice because they know what they’re doing. They’re very transparent and often emphasize the simple solution instead of trying to upsell. Often, it’s the simple solution that’s most effective rather than the most cutting-edge solution.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    When things aren’t on track, it’s usually because the client requested something that caused delays.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They’re very good for the price.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    I'm impressed by the quality of their code.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I would definitely recommend them.