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Handydev is a mobile and web application development company, with 10+ years of international experience.

We have a qualified team of designers, developers, and IT experts, who are ready to help.

Our lead developers took part in development of large commercial projects and can deliver the best quality products with reasonable rates and timeframes.

 

We work with all mobile and desktop platforms, including iOS, Android and Windows. We develop native and cross-platform solutions and integrated systems with web, mobile and API aspects. Our development process includes full QA and testing cycle. We provide full UI/UX design of both mobile and web apps when required.

We can design scalable and stable applications and also can help you to optimize, refactor, and adopt best practices.

Our office is located in Ukraine, and we can provide the full cycle of development including design, quality assurance, and project management.

 
$5,000+
 
$25 - $49 / hr
 
2 - 9
 
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Lviv, Ukraine
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  • Lviv
    Ukraine

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Native App Dev & Design for Consumer Services App

"Based on our experience, they've been great as an auxiliary, remote, offshore development team." 

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
3.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
2016 - May 2018
Project summary: 

Handydev revamped the first version of a pair of Android and iOS apps. They implemented existing APIs and SDKs and generated the UIs. They worked off of wireframes and design and offered native development.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
San Francisco, California
Founder, Consumer Services Firm
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Handydev is a very responsive and cost-effective remote team. They maintain a transparent development process, working closely with various stakeholders. While Handydev was able to complete projects based on relatively high-level PRD's versus detailed specs, their sensitivity to UI/UX elements and bugs can improve.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I'm the founder and CEO of a startup mobile service that allows consumers to instantly connect with a professional product expert over the phone, via voice call or video.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Handydev?

We were looking for a good mobile developer to help us with both iOS and Android development to conduct major changes and improvements to our first version.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They provided complete native development across both platforms. I provided wireframes and designs, but I constantly worked with them to make sure that it was built by spec and to help them to find bugs. They redesigned some of our initial proposition, which included everything integrating different software development kits (SDK) and services to enable video and voice calls, to creating a functional UI, pages, and buttons. It was a mix of integrating existing service API’s and building basic functionalities from scratch like UI and UX.

What is the team composition?

There were two or three people: one for iOS, one for Android, and one that provided guidance and project management, overseeing the developers and making sure that they worked according to the spec.

How did you come to work with Handydev?

We were working with a local engineer on the first version, but, after he left the area, we had to find someone else. We were introduced to Handydev by one of their U.S.-based contractors, who wasn’t available to take the project.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent between $5000—$6,000 every month, so we spent around $100,000 in total.

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked together from 2016 until May 2018.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We provide help at a time when users are stranded and kind of overwhelmed, so they obviously love the service; we’re in a great position to please. Having said that, we have bugs from time to time, like other native apps. The VOIP technology has hiccups sometimes that happen either because the protocols aren’t as mature and solid as traditional phone lines and cellular grids, or because of the integrations. It’s been positive for the most part, but, at times, there are issues and bugs that are agnostic of the engineer’s work.

How did Handydev perform from a project management standpoint?

They provided a great, effective, and responsive project management. Even though they’re offshore and in a completely different time zone, they were extremely attentive to any issues we sent their way. We communicated via phone and email and messenger, and held anything from weekly or bi-weekly calls to daily emails and Skype chats

Sometimes they underestimated the scope of the project in terms of length and duration and complexity. When you work with someone, you expect them to be responsive and to let you know exactly where things are, and what their challenges are, and they always did that.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Based on our experience, they've been great as an auxiliary, offshore development team Because they're remote and in a different market, I don't think they're always in a position to be the primary developer or one that's supposed to serve dynamic production. But, as an auxiliary, they've been very effective and responsive. I definitely recommend them for other companies looking to augment their teams.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Sometimes they were a bit unrealistic as to how much time it would take to complete the projects, so they took a bit longer than expected. However, not everything was in their control. They had to liaise and integrate with backend engineers and APIs, so some of the delays were completely not their fault. They do need the maturity and experience to oversee the big picture and assess everything, though.

They also struggled with providing service in production environments, where they service lots of users. There are always challenges working with remote folks in different time zones; not every remote developer is up for the challenge of working in a demanding environment where everything has to be done with zero errors in real time. They should consider improving these areas if they want to undertake bigger, more complex, and more challenging projects.

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

Continued Windows & Android App Dev for Software Company

“It’s just been a delightfully painless relationship over all these years.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
2008 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Handydev provides ongoing native Android and Windows app development. They function as development partners and have delivered a vast amount of projects over the course of a long-term engagement.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Bristol, United Kingdom
Rob Jonson
Owner, Hobbyist Software
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Their deliverables range from simple replications of existing iOS apps to developing new livestreaming platforms for Android. Handydev creates polished products that engage users. They’re trustworthy partners that work to satisfy clients and require little management.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the owner and chief developer of Hobbyist Software. We develop mobile apps and often build components for web apps.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Handydev?

I initially hired them to build a Windows app for us.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We’ve been working with Handydev for 10 years and have assigned them countless projects. They’ve become an integral part of my company as they handle all of our Android and Windows development work. Most projects start with me providing them wireframes or technical documents so they can grasp the necessary APIs and functionalities that need to be built. A recent project they worked on consisted of developing an Android version of an existing iOS skydiving app. I sent them the iOS code and asked them to replicate it on Android. It was a straightforward project and required little oversight from my end. They delivered the app as expected.

Going back a few years, they developed an innovative video app that uses HLS livestreaming. At the time, HLS livestreaming was an Apple protocol that wasn’t properly adapted for Android. It was a technical challenge to figure out the edge cases and how to properly sort our library into the livestream display. However, Handydev found a solution and ultimately delivered the product we needed.

What is the team composition?

Their owner is our primary point of contact. We usually met with him and he parcels out the work to his team. I’ve interacted with a few other resources there, but only on occasion.

How did you come to work with Handydev?

They were referred to us by an experienced colleague.

How much have you invested with them?

We probably spent around $40,000, but that’s a rough estimate.

What is the status of this engagement?

We hired them in 2008 and the relationship is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The apps they’ve developed for us have turned out nicely. We recently subcontracted a rhythm app to Handydev and the client is happy with what they delivered. The animations look great and lend to an excellent overall presentation. There's a huge difference between an app that meets the functional requirements and one that feels alive and polished. Those qualities are present in all of Handydev’s deliverables.

How did Handydev perform from a project management standpoint?

We’ve been working together a long time have developed a mutual trust. I give the owner an assignment and tells me when it will be done. I can rely on them to deliver on schedule or at least let me know ahead of time if that’s no longer possible. I mostly leave them to the work and field questions when necessary. We primarily communicate via Skype.

What did you find most impressive about them?

It’s just been a delightfully painless relationship over all these years. I’ve never had to fight them over billing practices our outstanding bugs. They organize everything effectively, so I never have complaints or issues. Handydev is an important part of my company and they often feel like an extension of it.

Are there any areas they could improve?

My only issue so far is trying to get them to work on even more projects for us. Sometimes they aren’t available and that’s fair enough.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Keep open channels of communication and you’ll be happy with the experience.

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