Building Ideas - Launching Products

What we do.

“We develop mobile and web apps. But that’s not what our quest is.”
You are the client but SORRY TO SAY our focus is not at you. Our Focus is on your clients, on your success and how together with your creative ideas and our skills we can create a next disruptive startup.

“Our Focus is with you, not at you”

We are a team that do not create apps,
we create case studies.

We do not say that we are a “Mobile App Development Company”. 
We don’t say that we are a “Website Development Company”. 
These are just a tools and mediums to solve the world next big problem.

One idea many implementations

We keep it very clear that idea and products are different.

The idea is the core engine. It is the gap that you want to bridge. The product is the technology that enables it. We see technology as the way of reaching out to the end users and helping them to achieve the “Delta”. For that, we might have to create an App, a website or a progressive web app that serves both worlds. We understand what a start-up is and we help them achieve what they should technically. That’s what we do.

Our Mission

Our mission is to create a whiteboard where start-ups can come and write their ideas. We need to make sure that the user-journeys have the least friction. We need to have the User Experience, “attention engineered”. 

We HestaBit Technologies (https://www.hestabit.com/) a  Mobile and Web Application development company work on
# Mobile App Development 
# Website Development 
# Android App Development
# iOS App Development 
# Product Strategy and Planning and
# Digital Marketing 

 
$5,000+
 
< $25 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2012
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Alameda, CA
headquarters
  • Hestabit Technologies
    1101 Marina Village Parkway, Suite 201, Alameda
    Alameda, CA 94501
    United States
other locations
  • Hestabit Technologies
    2/3 Black Horse Barns, Fancott, Toddington
    Bedfordshire, BDF LU5 6HT
    United Kingdom
  • Hestabit Technologies
    2nd floor, Clover Bay Tower, Al Abraj Street, Business Bay,
    DU
    United Arab Emirates
  • Hestabit Technologies
    247/32, D-Block, Sector 63 Noida,
    Noida, DL 201301
    India

Portfolio

Key clients: 

 

  • Grey Group Singapore
  • Advocacy Asia
  • SportsBrick
  • Journy.global
  • UHI India
  • News Nation India

Image Converter

Behance Profile

The client was looking for an image converting app which seems very simple, but by simple does not mean it was an easy job. Specially when it come to converting the image to  jpeg, png, gif, bmp, tif, tiff, psd, tga, pnm, ico, jp2, jpc, jpk, jpx, avs, pic, dds, bw, dcx, pcx, dib, avs, mng, mtv, pbm, pict, sgi, sun, viff, xpm, and various more in one go. The best part was in the app that it runs offline.
The app also include 
-Image Re-sizing
-Multiple File Processing
-Save as multiple formats
-Image Cropping 
-Image Rotation
Currently this app has crossed more than 1 Million downloads in Android and customers are loving it.

Charm D

Behance Profile

The client is a musician with an innovative Idea on how to find new good music. Till now swapping left and right can get you a date. Ever wonder if we replace it with songs which you may like how interesting this can go? The more you swap more app algorithm read your taste of music and suggest you the best music out there. This is one of our fav app which we developed for our client.

Netwirth

Behance Profile

The client wanted a special type of e-commerce application and along with that. He asked us to build a point barter system within the app. The design is unique which we did here.
The challenge which we had with this project was to complete the app within very short span of time and we took the challenge and met the deadline.
Now we have started to work on the Android as well.

Spatix

Behance Profile

The client was looking for iOS app in which where any party organiser can start marketing them self. It includes
1. Listing parties, 
2. Advance filters
3. Online payment, 
4. Rating and reviewing the party
5. Purchase history 
6. Referral code and 
7. Discount management. Basically a complete B2C party organiser.

Hearing Aid

Behance Profile

Hearing Aide is designed to simplify the lives of the hearing-impaired by alerting them about the key everyday sounds around them. The app recognises these sounds in both indoor and outdoor environment and alerts the users through push notifications coupled with vibratory alerts in just a few seconds.

Hearing Aide comes preloaded with alerts for key sounds like sirens, alarms, rings, bells and beeps. It also gives users the option to create their own alerts. They can record the sounds that they want the app to identify and alert them about.

To get the best performance from the app, please stick to these guidelines.

• The minimum length of the sound should be 12 sec.
• The sound should be repetitive in nature. Sounds like sirens, alarms, horns, etc. are easier to identify. 
• The app can support maximum of 10 sounds.
•...

Blink

Behance Profile

When the client came to us with this concept line:
"New in the city? 
Looking for fun? 
Choose Blink in a Blink."
The client was very sceptical about the app design and we design 4 views for the same app to get the right feel. And after that, everything was smooth like criminal :P
You will fall in love with the design of this app.

Langer Index

Behance Profile

Despite spending a lot of money, a lot of enterprises have no real way of knowing the state of their IT. 
The app we developed is for the corporates. Where management is able to take feedbacks from employees to improve the working condition and office environment. The major challenge was that we needed to make sure that employees feel that the feedback they are giving those will be submitted anonymously. Currently, this all is live on app store and used by many of the companies.

Raters

Behance Profile

The client was looking for an iOS app which combines a social network and movie rating. But there was one big issue “Movies Database”. We needed details of all the movies launch in past 15 years. Also, we had to make sure that this huge database does not slow down the app. Ultimately we completed the app which is working very smoothly.

Votemix

Behance Profile

The client had a unique idea and wanted an iOS and Android app which can be used in parties. Lots of features which were needed to build like
1. Listing parties, 
2. Selling/Buying tickets  
3. Crowdfunding 
4. Youtube API integration 
5. DJ profile and their playlist 
5. A live radio
6. Chatting file sharing
7. finding new friends etc.
You can understand how much of development needed to be done here.
Our team took the challenge and we have build this beautiful app.

Velop

Behance Profile

Earn money by advertising companies, brands, products and services in your vehicle.
For the client we developed an iOS app, an Android app and Web app. With Velop advertisement has taken to the next level. Here advertiser can install their banner on private cars of individuals. The car owners get paid for these banners ads.
Were developed the complex process of tracking car moment and paying then based on how much they have travel. We had to make sure that no one fake the hours travel.

Hazard Perception App

Hazard perception test: Name says it all.
When we heard the app Idea from the client we were thrilled. This was the 1st time we were building something like that. We were very excited when launched the app.
How to drive, what precautions you should take, when to stop, and other driving rules all of those can be tested in this beautiful app and users will get a score at the end of it based on the performance.

Key Features
- Practise and RECEIVE IMMEDIATE FEEDBACK after each clip to find out how well you scored.
- REVIEW each clip to find out where the hazard started and where maximum points could have been achieved.
- PROGRESS monitor to keep a track of how well you’re doing.
- Video INTRODUCING you to the Hazard Perception Test.
- LEARN ON THE GO - You don’t need Wi-Fi, 3G or 4G to use the app. This means you can use it anywhere OFFLINE.
- HELP GUIDE - Everything you need to know about the DVSA test and how to use the app....

Survey application (Urban Health Initiative, India)

We’ve created an survey application for UHI which helps the team members (Asha’s and ANM’s) to collect user data with ease. Previously the organization was facing issues in collecting the data on paper registers and were not able to utilize the gathered data to the full use. Our android survey application was custom created fro this need. The data entered into the application by the volunteers can be exported into MS Excel formats which then can be utilized easily. The application also gives important information about
- New born babies vaccination
- Family planning data
- Data collection

Reviews

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Web & Mobile App Dev for Online Business Review Platform

"Their knowledge of the industry is exceptionally good, much better than what we expected."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
3.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Feb. 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Hestabit Technologies built a website, along with Android and iOS apps, for an online business review platform. They handled feature development, logo and interface design, and launch.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
West Sussex, United Kingdom
Managing Director, Review Platform
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

One month after going live, the website and app had received widely positive comments from users. Hestabit Technologies set themselves apart with their deep industry experience and punctual deliveries. They valued the project's goals and respected its requirements and restrictions.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am the managing director and co-founder of an online review platform. Our website allows people to review businesses.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Hestabit Technologies?

We needed help with building our website. We were looking for a company that could take on the volume of work, as our site would be visited by hundreds of thousands of people per day. We needed a company that was capable of working with us, doing what we asked, and turning our ideas into reality.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Hestabit built the site from scratch as well as the mobile app for iOS and Android. Hestabit helped us launch the app in the App Store, which was part of the agreement. They helped us with the functionality, design, and putting them live.

Initially, we sat down for approximately four hours and went through every detail of how we wanted it and the website’s functionality. We left the design of the site up to them, as that is their area. When we were pleased, they took it to the design stage, showing us each page individually in a JPEG format to see if we liked the layout. We made changes based on our likes and dislikes. Once we had agreed upon layout, they set it up in a wireframe and developed the site.

We had a rough idea of what we wanted as far as the logo went, but we left the design to Hestabit. They came back with approximately 15 logos for us to choose from, and we decided on one.

What is the team dynamic?

I have been dealing with Prashant, the co-founder and one of the top people at Hestabit. He helps us out, and we have been lucky in that respect. We have asked him to give us a project manager to take the pressure off him a bit as he was doing too much himself. This is not a negative comment about him, as he really wanted to help us by doing more work. We have been very happy with how Prashant works and his ability to produce what we want him to produce.

How did you come to work with Hestabit Technologies?

We found Hestabit through PeoplePerHour.com. We initially had five companies that we were choosing from, spread across the world from the U.K. to India. I had conversations with each of them and found Prashant to be very professional. A language barrier can sometimes be an issue, but he spoke English very well, which was extremely important. We had a good feeling about Hestabit and started work almost right away.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in early February 2017, and we are still currently working daily with them.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The website has only been live for a month, but we have had very positive feedback for both the website and the app. With a project of this size, there is always going to be small bugs. Nothing will be 100% perfect, and we expect that. We haven’t had any critical areas to complain about.

How did Hestabit Technologies perform from a project management standpoint?

It is nice to see someone care about their work, and Hestabit genuinely cares about our project. I usually communicate with Prashant, probably seven days a week. He took the project on as it was so big. He felt he should do the work himself rather than leave it to a project manager. It has been a bespoke job due to the amount of work we had done. We get along extremely well. He takes pride in what he is doing, which is one huge thing I like to see in any company I deal with.

Hestabit has been accommodating about sticking to our budget; they have been more than helpful. Deadlines have been missed, but they have also turned massive aspects of the project around within very short spans of time. If we have 10–20 tasks going on, one task might be three days late and another might be four days early. If they weren’t punctual and didn’t get the work done, we wouldn’t be using them.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their knowledge of the industry is exceptionally good, much better than what we expected. When I approach Prashant with a scenario, he will come back to me within two days with a solution, which has been hugely important for my business.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Initially, Prashant was working 20 hours a day on our project, desperately trying to get it done for us. We didn’t realize he was doing all the work himself. The reason he was doing it all was because we had set too low a budget. We can’t pin that all on Hestabit, it is down to us as well. Other than us getting the manpower we needed for that reason, we wouldn’t have any complaints at all.

5.0
Overall Score It has been an enjoyable and overall brilliant experience.
  • 3.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    This is only because initially they told us it would take a couple of months, and it did run over. However, we changed the project and functionality a number of times, so this can’t be pinned on them.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    We have had a lot of work done for the money we paid.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They provide absolutely exceptional service. Everything looks and works fantastic, and their knowledge and help throughout have been wonderful. We couldn’t have asked for better.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    We have recommended Hestabit already and will continue to do so.

Mobile App Dev for National News Channel

"They understood how a news app should be."

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: 

Hestabit Technologies redeveloped several poorly performing Android and iOS apps in a short time frame. They rebuilt the code and created a more dynamic interface that included a video streaming feature.

The Reviewer
 
201-500 Employees
 
Noida, India
Product Manager, News Channel
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The new versions of the apps have millions of downloads and average ratings of 4.5 or higher. Hestabit Technologies developed and tested the apps to function seamlessly on a wide range of devices, resulting in zero issues. They were experienced, transparent, and collaborative.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I'm the product manager at a media group; we have an online channel and we have an app in the market.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Hestabit Technologies?

We already had our Android and iOS apps that were developed by another agency. We hired Hestabit to revamp the apps entirely because they were not doing well in the market. The previous apps had too many bugs and could not handle all of the traffic. We had many bad 2-star and 1-star reviews. The owner wanted us to do something different, and that’s when we started to look for a new company.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Hestabit did a quick study of the existing code base that we had. We had to scrap it all because it was not coded in a way that was scalable and modules could not be built over it. The code did not have a very good foundation. I told Hestabit that we had a very, very strict deadline, so I needed something as soon as possible. I gave them three months initially to have the prototype ready for the market so that users could have something that they could watch their news on. They started everything from scratch including the graphics. They visited our office twice a week and we worked in sprints.

The apps are native applications. We had the website already, so Hestabit’s role was to build the Android and iOS applications. The most important thing for us was that everything that you see on the news app is dynamic. If you talk about WhatsApp, Tinder, etc., everything is static; it never changes. It’s just the content that keeps changing. But for a news app, everything changes - all of the icons, all of the menus, the tickers, and more. Everything had to be done in a very dynamic manner. There is also a video streaming feature so you can watch our channel live stream on the apps.  

What is the team dynamic?

There were two Android developers and two iOS developers; one was a senior architect. There was also a project manager working closely with me, a graphic designer, and a tester.

How did you come to work with Hestabit Technologies?

I had a colleague whom I worked with around five years ago and I asked him for recommendations because he knows the IT industry in India. He recommended us to Hestabit because he has been mentoring the team and they are really good. We had a meeting in our office and then we decided to move ahead with them.

How much have you invested with them?

We have spent between $120,000 and $130,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with them in October 2016, and the first and second phases of the project are completed. We now have a maintenance contract with them.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The apps have been downloaded a few million times. For comparison, the previous apps had been downloaded a few thousand times. The overall rating had been an average of 3.1 or 2.8, and now the average rating is 4.5 or 4.7. That’s the major key difference that we have.

There are a lot of devices in India, including the lowest range of phones and the highest range of phones. There are a lot of Android devices that you have to support. Hestabit used AWS Device Farm to have simulations of all of the devices and run the apps. The testing was done in such a way that they rarely found something wrong. If they found an issue, they fixed it quickly. The app is now running smoothly and we haven’t had any issues.

How did Hestabit Technologies perform from a project management standpoint?

They were using a project management tool where everyone on the team communicated. The best part for us was that we were in the same location; their office is 10 kilometers from our office. They used to visit often and we could synchronize everything on the project. I could talk to anyone on the team anytime I wanted. They were really transparent throughout the process.

What did you find most impressive about them?

The most impressive thing was their project management. When they approached us, they understood how a news app should be and they consulted us and provided recommendations. They understood that the data presented in the app should be dynamic and they understood how to manage that data. I have a decent idea of IT but not to the depth they have. The project manager was not just management, he was management and a technical person. The project manager could tell me exactly how the process was going to work; they could move from development to project management with just one person - he really impressed me.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I don’t think there is anything. They had good conversation and communication skills, and they were open and transparent. They were able to get the project done on a tight deadline without a lot of bugs and everything was in place. They knew what they were doing.

5.0
Overall Score They were not just a development team. It was a fantastic experience working with them. They had everything in their mind, and it wasn’t like I was just talking to a developer.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    The scheduling was perfect and everything was done in a proper manner. They communicated well.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They were cheaper than the first development team I had. If you compare them with the local developers, it would be competitive, but for the kind of product that we wanted, and for the kind of reliability that we needed, the cost was good.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    The quality of work was really impressive. There is no match for the kind of systems and hierarchies they have and the kind of product that you get. I don’t think I am going to use anybody else but them.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    They came with recommendation to me, and they will go with recommendation from me.

Android Mobile Game Development for Entrepreneur

“We were really able to match our energies and get things done quickly.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Jan. - Aug. 2015
Project summary: 

Hestabit used Eclipse to develop a gaming application compatible for Android with a focus on UX optimization. They also helped with post-launch analytics and marketing.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Delhi, India
Rohit Saklani
Founder, Side Jump
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The app has been downloaded a few thousand times and received positive feedback regarding its appealing functionality. Hestabit’s developers remained on call and worked in Sprints to make sure everything was delivered on time. Their project management and accommodation were both notable qualities.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m a young entrepreneur, and I like to work with new technologies, people, and business ideas. My full-time job is building businesses, handing them off, and making money off of them.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Hestabit Technologies?

I had an idea for an application called Side Jump, which is a gaming app you can play while you’re walking. I wanted to capture the millennial generation who likes to play normal games while walking down the street or traveling locally. It was an innovative idea, and I didn’t know where to begin, so I approached Hestabit Technologies with my concept.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

When I first got in touch with Hestabit, I started talking with their team and laid out my concept. After I gave them the idea, technology, and design, they developed the UX for the Android app. During the process, we cycled through multiple iterations and changes. They utilized Eclipse in development, but I’m unsure what other technologies were used.

The main source of revenue from the app is generated through in-app purchases, so my main objective was to have users buy game unlocks from me. Hestabit helped launch the app in the Google Play store, and taught me how to use the analytics. They also guided me in marketing efforts, including obtaining user feedback through the store.

What is the team dynamic?

There was a project manager who communicated with me. Sometimes there were major changes in the application, but they had developers on call who helped keep us on track.

How did you come to work with Hestabit Technologies?

I found Hestabit through PPH [PeoplePerHour]. I chose them because they are decent people, and because they are about the same age as me. We were really able to match our energies and get things done quickly.

How much have you invested with them?

I’ve spent $28,000-$30,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in January 2015, and the project ended in August 2015.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

I was occupied with family business after the launch, so I didn’t heavily promote the app. Even without marketing, it was downloaded a few thousand times, and I was able to make enough money to sustain the app for 6-7 months. The day it launched, I bombarded my fan list with the app, and they loved it. It was easy for them to download, and they liked how they could just tap to continue playing the game. Hestabit’s designers did the UX brilliantly, which was beneficial because it’s the most important part of the app. I wasn’t expecting such high quality work from a new company, but they did a fabulous job.

How did Hestabit Technologies perform from a project management standpoint?

The most important part of our project was communication, and Hestabit was great. They kept me in the loop every hour of every day regarding any changes, and we also had weekly meetings. They worked in Sprints, and were pretty decent with project management. They introduced me to Trello, and we also used email as well as Skype.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their communication and design are the two most impressive things about them. I could inform them of anything, and they would find the best solution. They worked hard to make the most out of the project.

Are there any areas they could improve?

They were good with everything.

5.0
Overall Score It’s been fabulous. I’m waiting to get the updates on the new code, and I’m dying to work with them again.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    I used to miss my deadlines, but they were always on time and pushing me to get things done.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    The time, value, and knowledge I got out of that obligation is a 5. The amount that I spent was very valuable, because I’ve learned so many things from it that I’m still using today. We have a good relationship.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They were ahead of me, and they stick to their timeline.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I will definitely recommend them.

Mobile App Dev for Ticket Resale & Trading Platform

"They go the extra mile just to please us, making sure that the best quality is delivered."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
3.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Jun. 2016 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Hestabit developed an iOS application using Xcode, integrating PayPal, maps, and notifications. They provided recommendations along the way and helped successfully launch the app in the App Store.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Co-Founder, Ticket Selling App
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Initially, Hestabit struggled to meet deadlines, but they improved their project management to launch the app on time and ensure high-quality deliverables. Users appreciate the look and feel of the app, and the app received a large amount of traffic even from a limited release.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am the co-founder of a start-up founded in 2016 in the UK. We have an app for the resale of tickets for events in the area. The app addresses the problem that most customers are exploited by the current services available; other services promote ticket touting and selling tickets for more than their normal price. Our iOS platform provides affordable tickets to students.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Hestabit Technologies?

We didn’t have any experience in iOS development and wanted to find someone who could create a simple user interface and robust platform that we could integrate with payment services like PayPal.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Hestabit Technologies developed our iOS app using Xcode. It has PayPal and map integrations and allows users to either buy or sell tickets. The app also has a wish list and sends notifications whenever tickets are available. Hestabit provided recommendations and prices for certain features, and they often implemented updates and new features without us asking for them first; they have really gone the extra mile. Hestabit also handled the launch process on the App Store, going through it with us, step by step.

The app was delivered in milestones. I reviewed each one and sent my comments. Hestabit worked on my edits even if they were outside of the original scope. They were very good in terms of communication and collaboration.

What is the team dynamic?

I worked with a project manager, but also became friendly with the director of the company, who is a developer as well as a co-founder.

How did you come to work with Hestabit Technologies?

We were looking to outsource outside of the UK, which can be expensive, so we looked specifically at India because it is known for good development and low costs. We found them through PeoplePerHour, a freelancing website. They had very good reviews online, so we started by setting up a meeting on Skype in order to discuss each requirement in detail and answer questions about the features. Hestabit was understanding of our start-up condition and didn’t charge us a lot of money.

How much have you invested with them?

The total cost has been around £7,000. [$9,000]

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with Hestabit in June 2016, and the app launched in May 2017. The collaboration is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

After launching a few months ago, we managed to get more than 300 downloads in just 3 days, and saw a huge amount of traffic on the app. Users posted reviews on the App Store and commented on our Facebook page. There was a lot of interaction from users of the app; they really liked our user interface and the solution we provided.

How did Hestabit Technologies perform from a project management standpoint?

Initially, I was in contact with different people, from one day to the next, and couldn’t always reach someone. I mentioned this, and Hestabit made an effort to provide better communication, which eventually happened. I was happy that they were able to take my problems into account. We didn’t use any project management tools.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They go the extra mile just to please us, making sure that the best quality is delivered.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Sticking to deadlines was a problem. If we set a deadline for two weeks from now, they might take more than two weeks to deliver, which meant it took us longer than anticipated to launch. The delay could have been because of the change requests we asked for. Hestabit was honest with me, and let me know which features had been finished and which features hadn’t. They have a lot of projects, so I was lenient in this regard. We managed to launch in the correct time, so I wasn’t that annoyed about it.

4.5
Overall Score
  • 3.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Sometimes, they did not meet the agreed deadlines.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Compared to teams in the UK, Hestabit had half the price. We could negotiate, so they were flexible.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    We received strong feedback from users, who liked the interface. We didn’t have any bugs on the app.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Mobile App & Web Dev for Gamification Platform

"Hestabit’s project management was the best part of the project."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Dec. 2014 - Feb. 2015
Project summary: 

Hestabit Technologies developed a website along with complementary iOS and Android apps. They went through a careful planning phase and made valuable suggestions for the technology stack and overall direction.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Mumbai, India
Product Manager, Gamification Engine
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Hestabit Technologies’s involvement is linked to the platform’s increase in clients, including big companies in China and India. Their transparent process was marked by their careful initial approach for understanding project needs, while also being open to ideas and clear with expectations.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the product manager of a return on investment-based gamification engine.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Hestabit Technologies?

Basically, Hestabit built our gamification website and the iOS and Android mobile apps to go with it.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

At first, we thought we needed someone who had expertise in building social networking sites and gamification engines. We thought we wanted to build a kind of social network, but after we talked to Hestabit Technologies, we realized that the gamification was a bigger component for us.

We had a short time period in which we had to launch the entire application, which we discussed with Hestabit. They told us what to expect as a client and they definitely delivered what they said they would in the beginning. They suggested to go with Laravel as the framework for the web application and built native applications using Java and Objective-C.

It was quite a big project and I think there were a lot of guys working with me throughout the process. I remember there being 2 project managers — one junior and one senior. There were also a lot of team members involved with the website and app development. I wasn't in touch with all of the developers, but I was in touch with the project manager and the other management guys at Hestabit.

How did you come to work with Hestabit Technologies?

I’ve been working with Hestabit from the very beginning of our project. Once we realized we wanted to build an app, we searched online and found SocialEngine, which is where we found Hestabit. We contacted many people from that website who were experts in building social networks, websites, and gamification engines, and from those we selected Hestabit.

How much have you invested with them?

I don't know the exact number, but it was more than $80,000 from what I remember.

What is the status of this engagement?

We first started working with Hestabit Technologies in December 2014 and the project concluded in February 2015. We had multiple launches — first on mobile, then the website, and then the other applications.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The journey has been incredible. Before working with Hestabit, we didn't have any users, but now our company has gained many. We have several good clients including big companies from China and India and have good performance on social media with more than 20–30 million users engaging with our clients so far. It speaks for itself that these companies are using our platform.

Discussions with Hestabit went smoothly throughout the process, including content delivery. One thing we liked is that they were open to our ideas from the very beginning while also keeping us grounded.

How did Hestabit Technologies perform from a project management standpoint?

In the beginning, there were a lot of one-on-one meetings because we were working on a big platform and I wanted to make sure that I had the right team and that they were on the right path. I actually went to Hestabit and worked with them in person.

Afterward, we communicated mostly through phone calls and Skype. Hestabit’s project management was the best part of the project. As someone without a technical background, they helped me a lot. Our presumption and basic knowledge had us thinking we were going to build our product using social networks and other technologies, but Hestabit guided us in the right direction and because of that, everything is going well right now.

What did you find most impressive about them?

We did not try a lot of other companies. Hestabit did an excellent job when we were in the initial stage. It was a stage where one wrong step would have led us down a path we wouldn’t have been able to recover from.

At first, Hestabit took the time to understand our process, what we needed, and what our clients needed. They also took time for planning, and I think the platform is successful because of that care. A lot of the other companies we looked at wanted to start before they even knew exactly what we needed, and I knew they couldn't understand what we were looking for. Hestabit didn't even give me a quote in the beginning, and that was perfect, even though I asked them several times for one.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I don't have any particular constructive feedback. My platform is growing well and I’m a happy client.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    The process was transparent from the beginning, and they were good at explaining what I should expect from them, which was useful because I’m not a technical guy. They were upfront if I requested something that could not be done, which was satisfying.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They weren’t eager to give me a quote at first, and that was the right choice because I didn't know what the correct platform would be nor the best way to move forward. They wanted to plan first and then they’d calculate the cost and time estimation.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Everything is running smoothly even after delivery. Even the maintenance of the products has been good.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I have been recommending them to others.

Web & Mobile App Dev for Sports Professionals Platform

"They want the users to have a better journey using the platform every time they use it."

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

Hestabit Technologies designed and developed an online networking and job platform for sports professionals. The team also created iOS and Android apps and managed social media marketing.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
India
Founder, Online Sports Platform
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The finished platform is being used by over 12 million people. Hestabit practices good project management and communication. They excel at understanding how to analyze the product for improvement and gaining quick insights into the industry in which they are working.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m a former national football player in India, and I started an online platform that’s completely dedicated only to sports professionals. 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Hestabit Technologies?

I came from the sports industry and didn't have a clue about technology, so I hired Hestabit for that side of the business. I had the initial idea for the platform.

The initial platform was my idea because I wanted to solve a job placement problem that sports professionals face. It’s hard to get hired, unfortunately, when you’re in the sports industry. Our platform is trying to connect candidates with the right jobs and recruiters with the right talent. Once players finish their athletic careers, they can use our platform to find a job within the sports industry. We’re trying to keep athletes in the same circles so they can share their experience with others who are also in the sports industry.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Hestabit was the overall solution for me. For this project, they’ve done the web and mobile app development (for both iOS and Android). They’ve also taken on our digital marketing, so they are moving all of our accounts on Facebook, Instagram, etc. They’re basically taking care of everything online for us — our online presence and digital marketing campaigns. We first implemented my ideas in an alpha version of the product that came out about 2.5 years ago. It went well, and after that, we went to the beta version. We currently have a web app, but we’re still testing the mobile apps. Hestabit started with SMM and then moved to SEO and URL restructuring. They also have shown me a plan for how we can go forward with the mobile app marketing on social media. 

How did you come to work with Hestabit Technologies?

I researched a lot of companies before finding Hestabit. I had some international and national connections, but they were all offshore. I looked at Hestabit’s website and their employee satisfaction scores on Glassdoor because I wanted to make sure they were a company that I could communicate with well and often. In the end, Hestabit’s good ratings on Glassdoor sealed the deal for me.

How much have you invested with Hestabit Technologies?

We have invested close to $85,000 with Hestabit Technologies. 

What is the status of this engagement?

I think we started working with Hestabit Technologies in January 2016, and our relationship is ongoing. They’ve started working on our digital marketing and the mobile applications. Currently, we are taking the user feedback and heat maps and using that information to change the UI/UX in almost every way.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any evidence that would demonstrate the productivity, quality of work, or the impact of the engagement?

Approximately 1 million users moved from the alpha product to the beta, and now we have a reach of around 10 to 12 million users. Right now we’re focusing on improving the UI in the application so we can push it forward. We’ve gotten a lot of good feedback on the product because it’s the only platform available exclusively for sports jobs. That’s why we’re trying to improve the UI journey every day, so everyone can easily get a job or change jobs as soon as possible. I think we’re helping the industry a lot.

How did Hestabit Technologies perform from a project management standpoint?

Hestabit’s project management is extremely good and friendly. We generally use email and Skype to communicate. They also have good analytic skills, because I was unaware of how to analyze the feedback we were receiving. They now are consulting with me on the technological part of the project almost every week. It’s really good. 

What did you find most impressive about Hestabit Technologies?

I’d say they have a good feeling for almost every industry. When I started working with them on this sports project, I thought it would be hard for them to understand an industry outside of their own, but they did extremely well. It’s hard to find someone who is well-versed in both technology and sports. They’ve worked hard to understand everything they need to know about the sports industry in order to mold the product. They want the users to have a better journey using the platform every time they use it. They worked hard on analyzing and managing the project, and the project manager was good at letting me know how we could address the feedback we were receiving. It was good. 

Are there any areas Hestabit Technologies could improve?

No. They helped me work on the roadmap for the platform. I didn't know much about this industry before working with Hestabit, and they’ve helped me a lot. 

5.0
Overall Score Extremely good.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    The project management is extremely fine.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Extremely good.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They are really good.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I’ve even recommended Hestabit to my internal team for digital marketing.

iOS and Android Mobile App Development for Entrepreneur

"The team at Hestabit Technologies is very understanding and friendly. It was like my team is developing my app. "

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Mar. 2015 - Jan. 2016
Project summary: 

Hestabit Technologies developed an iOS and Android image converter mobile application. They published the apps on the Google Play Store and App Store. They also completed app maintenance and updating.

The Reviewer
 
Entrepreneur
 
Kampala, Uganda
Paul Asiimwe
Programmer and Entrepreneur
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The apps have been downloaded more than 1.5 million times and have a 4+ star rating. Hestabit Technologies' team is very prompt and keeps all projects on budget. During the development process, they provided helpful suggestions and recommendations to keep the project on track.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am not a company; I'm simply an entrepreneurial individual who is interested in app development.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Hestabit Technologies?

I encountered challenges in opening various Image file formats on Android and the applications that could accomplish this were scarce and not free. I found an opportunity and decided to provide a solution. I wanted help building an app that does the conversion and viewing of rarer image file formats such as Tiff and TGA on Android. I contracted Hestabit Technologies to create and publish such an app for both Android and iOS platforms, and they did a splendid job of it.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Hestabit Technologies provided a complete working functional app in iOS and Android. The app can convert and view most of the image formats. The app should convert files while users are offline as well.

My Ad account needed to be embedded for the collection of ad revenues. I also wanted premium versions of the apps created for users who don’t want ads. I also required uploading both the Android and iOS apps on Google Play Store and App Store. They also did the app maintenance and updating.

How did you come to work with Hestabit Technologies?

I looked at various freelancing portals and interviewed many agencies from whom I selected Hestabit Technologies. These four criteria were in my mind when I was looking for the right company: quality, aesthetic and meaningful designs, communication, and extensive experience not only on Android and iOS app development but also image processing.

Hestabit Technologies met all these standards very well. I am very happy with the end product.

How much have you invested with Hestabit Technologies?

The total project cost me around $20,000 for both iOS and Android app development and deployment.

What is the status of this engagement?

Our relationship started in March 2015 and was completed in January 2016.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any evidence that would demonstrate the productivity, quality of work, or the impact of the engagement?

The end product is very good. We successfully launched the app, and Hestabit Technologies supported me after the development as well. Right now, I have more than 1.5 Million downloads and 4+ star rating.

What did you find most impressive about Hestabit Technologies?

The team at Hestabit Technologies is very understanding and friendly. It was like my team is developing my app. They are not only a good technical team but also, they understand how the product works, and they give good suggestions and recommendations. Despite being thousands of miles away, I have come to trust them, and they trust me. They had a good number of developers on my project, and I was able to discuss with them several aspects of the development because I am also from a computer background, something other agencies haven’t been readily enthusiastic to do.

Are there any areas Hestabit Technologies could improve?

Hestabit Technologies is a young team, and they learn very quickly. I think they are improving day by day. However, scheduling of Skype chats and discussions was a challenge due to the time difference; I’d have to get up in the middle of the night or have them stay late at work to accommodate such a call.

4.5
Overall Score My experience with Hestabit Technologies was splendid.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Everything was done on time, and if there was any delay, I was informed in advance with logical explanations or technical ones I could appreciate.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Everything stuck according to budget. We didn’t have sudden up-sales or increments.
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    My apps turned out great, and I have received my investment back from the revenues I have accrued from the apps.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    From my experience, I cannot take the trouble of looking for new contractors when I have this gem of a team.

Android Mobile App Development for Gaming Platform

"Their team finds creative solutions when I open up to them."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Dec. 2014 - Aug. 2015
Project summary: 

Hestabit Technologies created an Android game from scratch, using cross-platform tools to incorporate simple UX/UI design elements with one-touch functionality and launching on Google Play.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
UAE
Priyanshu Gupta
Founder, Owl Fly
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The finished product works seamlessly and has no bugs, supporting an addictive playing experience. Hestabit Technologies' detailed specification suggestions, rapid delivery timeline, and consistent workflow explanations made the partnership effective.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the founder of a gaming application called Owl Fly.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Hestabit Technologies?

The gaming app is a part-time project that we started primarily for a beneficial cause and secondarily for profit. I’m used to modeling and testing projects, so development from scratch is a totally different domain for me. I needed a skilled and motivated team to handle the work. In the mobile gaming app industry, many companies promise that they can deliver gaming solutions, but very few actually can.

Hestabit Technologies had a great technology background, so I hired them to develop a beautiful bug-free gaming app and launch it on Google Play. They are also maintaining the app, and I am very satisfied with their work.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

I wanted to create a simple design with addictive gameplay. Hestabit Technologies helped me achieve what I always wanted. Owl Fly design involves a unique type of one-touch gameplay. I bet that everyone who tries the app will play at least 10 times minimum. Hestabit Technologies build the product completely from scratch and uploaded it on Google Play.

We had 2 resources working on our project who did backend and frontend development as well as the user interface. The Android app was built using a cross-platform tool and Scrum methodologies. I’m not sure about the technology we used because my solution architect managed all the meetings.

How did you come to work with Hestabit Technologies?

Being a startup myself, I was very concerned about the quality, so I spent a good amount of time questioning them about their delivery strategy, past experience, and the process they follow. Hestabit Technologies put all of my doubts to rest. I really liked the testimonials from their previous clients. Hestabit Technologies had strong backend knowledge and showed me apps they’d built, so I selected them.

How much have you invested with Hestabit Technologies?

The total project cost me around $25,000 for 2 app developers, a designer, and a senior project manager.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started in December of 2014, and they completed the app in August of 2015. Currently, the project is on hold, but I have weekly calls with them. They also suggest marketing and launch strategies for us in the future. 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any evidence that would demonstrate the productivity, quality of work, or the impact of the engagement?

Only a few users have downloaded the app, so we have no feedback right now. As I said, we had to stop the project because of other important work. We are still working on the app and strategizing a relaunch.

How did Hestabit Technologies perform from a project management standpoint?

I just gave them the requirements, and they gave us the specifications and solution. I had weekly calls with their team, and we communicated through Skype and email. They provided a dedicated project manager and did all the documentation from scratch.

What did you find most impressive about Hestabit Technologies?

I was impressed by their development knowledge. Their team finds creative solutions when I open up to them. They were patient and always explained the process to keep us in the loop.

Are there any areas Hestabit Technologies could improve?

They could offer on-site location support for their clients. 

5.0
Overall Score I will select them again if I have another job.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    We estimated the project completion date in September 2015, and it was done by August 2015.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Everything was under budget.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They share all their technology and code to show us how it’s working. The app works smoothly and is bug-free.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I recommend them to everyone.

Android App Development for Health Services Nonprofit

"Hestabit Technologies adapted to any requests we made."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Oct. 2016 – Dec. 2016
Project summary: 

Hestabit Technologies created an Android app for healthcare community workers that functions offline on tablets and phones. The app provides a way for paper records to become electronic.

The Reviewer
 
51–200 Employees
 
India
Consultant, Health Services Nonprofit
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

All requirements have been delivered in a timely manner. Hestabit Technologies is open to all requests and feedback, and includes all requests in the scope of their work.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

We are running a health and urbanization project in India.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Hestabit Technologies?

We needed to build an app for our team working at the community level. They were using paper forms, and we wanted to switch some of those to an electronic format.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Hestabit Technologies developed an Android app for our community workers who operate in slum areas.

The app works offline on tablets and phones and has functionalities like immunization charts and reminders for vaccinations. We have a dashboard reporting system built-in, which allows us to check the progress of our efforts. The app is a support system for our members.

How did you come to work with Hestabit Technologies?

We selected two or three companies which we found online, and invited them to our office for a presentation. Hestabit Technologies had a good work approach. We felt comfortable and ended up hiring them.

How much have you invested with Hestabit Technologies?

The cost of Hestabit Technologies' work was around $40,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with Hestabit Technologies in September or October 2016. The project was completed in December of the same year.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any evidence that would demonstrate the productivity, quality of work, or the impact of the engagement?

Our application is offline, so we don't collect any data for it actively. We tested initial drafts of the app on the field in the beginning and found that it was useful for our activity, so we proceeded forward.

How did Hestabit Technologies perform from a project management standpoint?

We had a meeting each week at our office, during which we discussed the development and gave feedback from our perspective. We sent documentation and screenshots to Hestabit Technologies via email, and they put together their own specs.

What did you find most impressive about Hestabit Technologies?

Hestabit Technologies adapted to any requests we made and introduced them to the scope of work.

Are there any areas Hestabit Technologies could improve?

I cannot recall anything.

4.5
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Hestabit Technologies delivered everything we required in a timely manner.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I have recommended Hestabit Technologies whenever someone asked me for a developer.