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Humancrafted is a Bournemouth based and globally operating, engineering and product consultancy specialising in User ExperienceReact.js and React NativeGraphQLNode.js and the extended Javascript ecosystem. In short, we build high quality exclusive mobile and web applications.

 
$10,000+
 
$100 - $149 / hr
 
2 - 9
 Founded
2019
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
headquarters
  • 2 Honeybourne Crescent
    Bournemouth, DOR BH6 4JD
    United Kingdom

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Mobile App Dev & UI/UX for Exercise Equipment Company

"Their communication was very clear."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Feb. 2020
Project summary: 

After going through a storyboarding and user testing process, Humancrafted developed a prototype for an iOS and Android Bluetooth app. They also worked on the UI/UX to display metrics from a rowing machine.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
United Kingdom
Product Designer & Engineer, Exercise Equipment Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Humancrafted delivered a functional prototype while adhering to project deadlines. They managed the project well, communicating regularly and transparently. The team was also able to translate the hardware that was given to them into an app.

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 product designer and engineer, and my company designs and manufactures rowing machines for the fitness industry, both the home and the gym.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Humancrafted?

We wanted to do a trial run for an app development project.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We laid out what we were after in terms of the functionality of an app. Humancrafted then put together a prototype after going through storyboards with us and conducting user testing. 

They created an Android and iPhone Bluetooth device that communicates with external hardware. The purpose of the app is to display rowing metrics on a mobile device. They did UI/UX and backend work. 

What is the team composition?

I worked with Mitch (Technical Consultant & Director), as well as another teammate who did the backend work.

How did you come to work with Humancrafted?

I knew Mitch previously.

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked with them in February 2020. We’ve wrapped up for now since everything got pushed back because of the pandemic, but we plan to work with them in the future.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The trial run went well. The quality of the work was good, and they were able to get it done quickly. They work with the hardware that we gave them and translated it very well into the app.

How did Humancrafted perform from a project management standpoint?

The team was very communicative, and they met all of their deadlines. Mitch set up regular calls to go over everything, and he took on the project management so that we didn’t have to do it. 

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their communication was very clear. 

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, it was all very good. 

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Just go in and tell Humancrafted what you want. The team is flexible, so it doesn’t matter if you come in with an idea or not.

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

Custom Software Dev for Transport Software Company

"They give us the flexibility of freelancers with the security and resource depth of a larger organization."

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

Humancrafted supplies development and consulting support to help a transport solution provider build a new asset management platform in a state-of-the-art web stack. 

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Alex Sbardella
Head of Product, Unicard
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The team delivered a working prototype fit for demos, pleasing the client and leading to the next stage of production. Humancrafted offers a rotational model backed by a professional structure that results in timely, continuous work. Their openness to sharing expertise makes them an ideal 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 head of product at Unicard. We’re the leading supplier of transportation management solutions in the UK. 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Humancrafted?

Three months ago, we decided to build an asset management and reporting system for micro-mobility assets, such as e-scooters and dockless bikes, to fill a gap in the UK market. We also wanted to try a new, more modern web stack than what we currently develop in. Because we lacked the time and expertise to make it happen in-house, we decided to outsource the development.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Humancrafted scoped the project, set up our environments, created all the designs, and delivered a working proof of concept. It’s a convincing sales demo powered by fake data. We’re now speccing out the production phase to make a fully working system.

The goal was to build a codebase that we’d then take over and manage ourselves as we learned the stack. Mitch (Technical Consultant / Director) has been very keen to act as a consultant to help us learn the technology, guide our developers, and sell the story of change to our company.

What is the team composition?

Mitch is our main point of contact. He’s brought on two developers to build the system as well — one joined the project just last week.

How did you come to work with Humancrafted?

Our founders found them on google. They were local to our office, which we liked. We did a mini competitive process between Humancrafted and the company I used to work for. In that process of due diligence, we chose Humancrafted because they were smaller and more flexible.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent about £45,000 (approximately $56,000 USD).

What is the status of this engagement?

The project started in March 2020 and is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The quality of code is very good. Overall, the feeling and process are very professional and polished. I find Humancrafted likable, flexible, and enjoyable to work with. We haven’t had any issues so far.

How did Humancrafted perform from a project management standpoint?

Humancrafted is self-sufficient when it comes to project management. They communicate what they need, and we never have to babysit them. Per their suggestion, we use GitHub to keep our project management and code in the same place. We work in agile, and I don’t watch them on a granular level; I trust them to get the work done, and they’ve never missed a deadline.

What did you find most impressive about them?

I can’t think of anything massively noteworthy, but I do find Humancrafted’s model of rotational developers interesting. For example, up until last week, we were working with one developer on the frontend side of things. Since then, another developer came in and is building out the backend. They give us the flexibility of freelancers with the security and resource depth of a larger organization.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Not, nothing springs to mind right now.

Any advice for potential customers?

We had two options when it comes to pricing and project management: first, we’d pay them for time and materials and manage the project ourselves as if the developers were a part of our team; second, we’d pay them a more expensive fixed price, but the onus would be on them to deliver what they promise.

A fixed price worked better for our budget and purposes, so we went with that. You can decide which one you want, but you do need to pick one; they aren’t flexible in adapting these models.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They’ve given us an accurate cost and stuck to it.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer