Global and Award-winning mobile apps development

IceRock Development creates iOS | Android | Web apps that drive revenue and excite users.

 

We are a full of cycle team of developers with a range of experience ranging from Masters-level experts to self-taught programmers and curious creative coders. Therefore the kinds of projects we work on are often new, cutting edge, across multiple platforms, for digital and in-person consumption, and require a certain kind of mindset to envision and bring to life. We specialize in development of mobile applications (iOS and Android) and web solutions (both backend and frontend).

Our knowledge and experience allow us to effectively solve our customers'​ tasks and create products of superior quality and usability. IceRock develops apps for enterprise and masses across various industries.

Our process invites for your participation at every stage of product creation while we consult and guide you through.

 

Approaches:

- Fixed Price

- Time & material

Methodology:

- Agile (Scrum)

- Waterfall

 

Technical Proficiencies:

• Swift • Java • Kotlin • PHP • Yii2 • Socket.io • jQuery • AJAX • SQL • VoIP • GraphQL • Nginx • HTML5 • JavaScript • React-native • Node.js • Laravel • Redux •

 
$10,000+
 
$25 - $49 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2012
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Novosibirsk, Russia
headquarters
  • IceRock Development
    Sovetskaya, 23
    Novosibirsk 630112
    Russia
other locations
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    1121 Potters Wheel Cres
    Oakville ON L6H 6H3
    Canada
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    Kemp House 160 City Road
    London ECIV 2NX
    United Kingdom

Portfolio

Key clients: 

Praemoveo Ltd. // Domoy telecom // Village Hotels // Schneider electric // Veka // Kaushan media // Six Factor // Golden Flag // Ruby on road // Qbic Hotels // Marmalato // Vsemayki

Zavezu - delivery service app

Delivery service at its best for lazy bones that picks up, delivers and even acts as a personal assistant.

This is our own product for the local market that allows users to get things delivered to their location or to somebody else. They can track their order on the map in real time and ask their personal assistant about weather or any other info.

Teldar - hotel booking app

Teldar mobile app allows to view the list of appropriate hotels in the city you are planning to visit, to order a transfer to the chosen hotel and view the excursions it provides. IceRock team worked with a legacy code in parallel with another team and got great experience to each.

DrimSim - Travel everywhere

The application for VoIP calls, it means once buy a sim card and use it everywhere around the World cheaper than local telecom providers.

The app allows users to control an overall balance and value of a particular call. DrimSim is a real sim card, plastic, with a chip like other sim cards. But the main difference is that there is no connection with a mobile operator

Selfie Battle

The first international selfie battle. Mobile app for people who love taking selfies and aren’t afraid to admit it !


For the first time, you’ll have the opportunity to fight in a selfie battle with a cute girl, a funny guy, a famous actress, a bored rich lady, or really, with anybody at all on the planet Earth.

M-commerce app

Vsemayki is known Ecommerce as a leading distributor of clothes. One of the greatest feature they provide is custom prints. IceRock developed the application that copies the functionality of the company’s e-commerce store. This app has all the features of a mobile shop.

Moreover, it has a real time graphical editor that allows to create a custom t-shirt by putting a print on it. The applied print can be transformed and edited in many ways.

MeetMe

MeetMe is a location-based social search mobile app that allows users to like (swipe right) or dislike (swipe left) other users, and allows users to chat if both parties swiped to the right.

The app is used as a dating app or hookup app depending on the user's individual preference. Information available to the users is based on pictures from Facebook, a short bio that users write themselves, along with linking Instagram and Spotify account.

Sales negotiator

Sales people helper.

The app which helps sales people define psychological types of their clients to organize more effective negotiation process.

Allowomenstalk microblogging platform

The app lets users create their own posts, read editor curated articles and engage on hot topics with the community. More than 1 000 000 downloads!

Notable features:

• writing user post
• social interaction: comments, following, reposting
• earning status points by engaging with the community

The app is like a subscription to a glossy women’s magazine, but better, faster and easier.

IRecycle

Premiere app for finding local (United States Only), convenient recycling opportunities. AppStore Editors' Choice! The app shows routes to the nearest recycle points.

Plant tracking app

Internet of things (IoT). Control of plants watering from the app. Application provide gardeners with an opportunity to follow the statements of plants and to maintain its basic physical parameters remotely via Wi-Fi. The App allows users to connect a smartphone and a device set next to a pot and etc.

Schneider electric white papers

Custom library for highlighting keywords, coded from scratch. The app for showing new press-releases of the company Schneider Electric, one of the most well-known provider of electrical products all over the world.

 

Reviews

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Web & App Dev for Hotel Chain

“The journey is seamless and fast, and we were very satisfied with the quality of the work.”

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
2016 - Nov. 2017
Project summary: 

IceRock Development created an end-to-end digital solution for a hotel meeting space. They delivered a cross-platform, fully mobile app with QR entry codes, digital signage, and a smooth user journey.

The Reviewer
 
1,001 - 5,000 Employees
 
York, United Kingdom
Former Commercial Director, Hotel Chain
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The product was well received and customers appreciated the changes. IceRock is an enthusiastic partner. Thanks to a heavily visual mode of communication, the development process ran smoothly and was relatively uncomplicated.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I worked with a small hotel chain in the U.K. and am the CEO of a larger chain now.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with IceRock Development?

We were looking for an end-to-end digital solution for our meeting space.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We engaged them very early on to build the scope together from scratch. We laid out our vision for the customer journey in a PowerPoint, they took our ideas away and returned with designs and mockups. After we agreed on a path of execution, they built a cross-domain app that could render to different devices.

The customer journey was completely mobile. A user could make a booking online or through the app and receive a QR code that would allow them to use the space during the period of their booking. Digital signage would populate the name of the room and would remain up for the duration. Once their time was off, the QR key would deactivate and signage would change to the next booking.

What is the team composition?

Throughout the project, we worked with about 4–5 people. We had one consistent account manager, various UX people, and designers. One of their owners interacted with us as well.

How did you come to work with IceRock Development?

Another company referred them to us.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve done a couple of projects with them. We probably invested £100­,000–£250,000 (approximately $132,000–$329,000 USD) on the project with the previous company. We’re currently working on a similar project that is purely web-based and much more involved for around £200,000 (approximately $264,000 USD).

What is the status of this engagement?

The project started in the third quarter of 2016 and deployed in November 2017.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The final product was well received. Nothing like it existed on the market before. Our local customer base was used to doing everything manually or over the phone. After we deployed, survey scores from customers shot up. The journey is seamless and fast, and we were very satisfied with the quality of the work.

How did IceRock Development perform from a project management standpoint?

This was our first venture in offshore development. Communication in the early stages suffered from a bit of a language barrier, but we learned that looking over visual representations helped a lot. A project manager with good English skills was another critical component of our success.

We learned from our early experiences and, in the end, the process was fairly uncomplicated. We made PowerPoints and they would build the full stack in development. We communicated by Skype, Slack, and email, but the process was very visual.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They’re a young, energetic, enthusiastic company. I liked working with them and am happy to work on a second project with them.

Are there any areas they could improve?

If you don’t get the specs right at the outset, the project can spiral pretty quickly. Visualization was very important for us, as it avoided any communication issues and made sure nothing was lost in translation. Once we started doing that, we had much more success.

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

Mobile App Development for Home Improvement Store

"IceRock Development’s team was highly communicative and reacted immediately to our feedback."

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

IceRock Development handled the end-to-end development of an employee training app using an internal competency model. They created an admin panel and features for answering questions and attaching files.

The Reviewer
 
10,000+ Employees
 
Russia
Anna Frolova
Director of Personnel, Leroy Merlin Russia
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Preliminary user testing highlights the app’s usability. IceRock Development’s professional and flexible approach to their work leads to top-quality results, though they could improve by providing more information during the initial discussions.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m the director of personnel of the hypermarket Leroy Merlin in Russia. It’s part of GROUPE ADEO, which ranks first place in Europe, and third in the world, for sales. This includes the various formats of our DIY/home improvement stores­—hypermarkets, medium and small stores, and discount stores.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire IceRock Development?

We needed to create a mobile app for improving our manager training process.

What were your goals for this project?

The aim of the project was to speed up the adaptation process of new managers, having them achieve a beginner level. This process usually took six months and we wanted to bring it down to three.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We had held tender and invited local companies with the best reviews to take part in it.

Describe the project in detail.

The mobile app was built based on our head of sector’s competency model. In it, users create tasks, provide answers, and can attach photos and documents, which are all received by their mentor. The app is connected to an admin panel, which gives users the ability to review their work.

What was the team composition?

I was the project leader at Leroy Merlin. At different stages, the project was joined by training specialists, experienced managers, mentors, store directors, and more.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any outcomes from the project that demonstrate progress or success?

We will be able to assess the first results in December 2018. The users that have tested the app comment on its ease of use.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

IceRock Development’s team was highly communicative and reacted immediately to our feedback. They’re professional and pleasant people.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Their flexibility, especially in working with highly technical tasks, and the quality of the final product were outstanding.

Are there any areas for improvement?

IceRock Development should provide more information during the first discussion, including their terms, what they can offer to the client, an exchange of requirements, and the cost of the final product.

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

Native App & Web Dev for Multiple Projects

“… [M]anagement does a great job with relaying information and making sure that everyone’s on the same page.”

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

IceRock Development is creating two native mobile apps for iOS and Android. They’re also managing server setup, APIs, third party integrations, hosting, and deployment. All frontend design was provided.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Chicago, Illinois
CEO, IT Services Firm
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The apps have yet to launch, but internal reviews have been very positive. The project and account managers are very receptive, communicate effectively, and bridge any language gaps between the client and their developers.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am the CEO of an IT services company and a partner at one other.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with IceRock Development?

We had several technical projects for both companies that varied in scope and needed a versatile development company to help us out.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

The projects involved a full scope of development around two native apps for iOS and Android, including server setup, APIs, third-party integrations, hosting, and deployment. We designed UX/UI and delivered fully-designed source files for the apps, so the work they did was entirely on the backend.

They’re also set to provide ongoing maintenance and support following launch.

What is the team composition?

There were about 10-12 developers on the team, but we primarily communicated with account and project managers. Some of the developers don’t speak much English, but management does a great job with relaying information and making sure that everyone’s on the same page.

How did you come to work with IceRock Development?

We work with another company that had done a few projects with them in the past, and they recommended them to us.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve invested between $50,000-$200,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with them in January of 2017, and the engagement is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We’ve just started to bring on some live users, but it’s too early in the process to point to any metrics on that. However, we’ve done some internal testing and the products work reliably thus far.

How did IceRock Development perform from a project management standpoint?

They’ve been very responsive. We set up a Slack channel and they’re available 24/7. The developers work normal days, but someone is always available during US hours as well. That’s been very helpful throughout the project.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Everything’s been great. Their account and project management have been outstanding compared to other offshore companies we’ve worked with, which helps to easily filter tasks and specifications. Our workflow has never gotten caught up in the technical aspects of the project, and everything is relayed to us through project managers and/or business analysts.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, nothing comes to mind.

Advice for potential customers?

I would suggest that you guide them in the development process to the greatest extent possible. We went to them with a very clear idea of what we were looking for, including product specifications and all UX/UI design, and they’ve delivered to our requirements very successfully. More open-ended projects do not always yield results that meet your expectations, particularly when you’re working with an offshore development group.

4.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They were fairly cost-competitive.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They delivered on all aspects of the project.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Web and App Dev for Meeting Room Booking Site

“[The design] was superb and they surpassed our expectations."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
4.5
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Mar. 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

IceRock Development built a booking platform, using PHP for the web platform and developing native iOS and Android mobile applications. Working from mock-ups, they redesigned the site to improve functionality.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
London, United Kingdom
Mike McKeon
Co-Director, Socco Consultants
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The updated platform received positive feedback, with particular praise for its ease of use and excellent design. The team managed the project well, especially in the latter stages after changing project manager. Any issues were quickly dealt with through effective feedback and account management.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am the director of Socco Consultants. We offer consulting services and program management to the hospitality service industry

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with IceRock Development?

We were looking for someone to help us deliver a simple and good-looking booking engine to enable the end client to be able to book event spaces such as a small meeting room in a hotel.

In our experience, the booking of a meeting room for a small event is unnecessarily complex, and when it is broken down it is quite a simple process.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They took care of both the design and functionality. We wanted to make the booking experience flow, and look and feel good. Equally, we wanted to make it easy to learn and configure so hotel users could understand it and not be intimidated by it.

The solution required was a cloud-based app/website and admin panel that allowed customers to book and pay for meeting rooms. The mobile app was built using React technology with a Realm database. The Admin panel was coded on PHP. This approach resulted in the ability to replicate the mobile app features to the web application. We provided them with some mock-ups, showed them what the existing website looked like, giving some advice on colors, fonts, and that sort of thing. They took that and recreated it where appropriate.

What is the team composition?

We worked with six people. We had direct contact with the sales and account manager who had a very good overall understanding of the requirements. The project manager wasn’t as understanding about some of the different approaches to the everyday transactions in a hotel environment. 

How did you come to work with IceRock Development?

A contact of ours had met one of their directors at a conference.

How much have you invested in them?

We have spent approximately £75,000 ($103,724 USD).

What is the status of this engagement?

We began working together in March 2017, and the work is ongoing. We did introduce some additional requests that were different to the original specification as we went along, and are being finished up at the moment.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Generally speaking, feedback from the end users has been very good. People find the web platform easy to use. Any little errors that came up were dealt with very quickly.

We weren’t quite sure what to expect when it came to the design because we hadn’t had seen a huge number of examples, but it was superb and they surpassed our expectations.

How did IceRock Development perform from a project management standpoint?

We had a change of project manager during the course of the project, and things definitely improved after that point.

We mostly communicated through email and had a weekly Skype conversation. Towards the latter stages of the project, we used Trello as a means of posting feedback and requests for change, which was very effective.

What did you find most impressive about them?

The account management is noteworthy. The communication is very good, and they have always been easy to get a hold of. They have really bought into our direction and took onboard our sometimes last minute changes.

Are there any areas they could improve?

When you are innovating in this way, there are changes in direction and it is very difficult, with anyone, when you sign off on a specification to introduce new requests. There is a little back and forth about whether those things are included in the initial price or not, and sometimes they spent unnecessary time discussing those details. If that could be built into the original proposal, then we wouldn’t have to get into the nitty gritty. I wish there would have been more flexibility, although this is a difficult thing to balance for any company.

4.5
Overall Score
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    It was excellent value.
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 4.5 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I would certainly have a conversation with the person I am recommending them to about the good and bad points, but there aren’t a lot of bad points.

iOS & Android Dev for Telecommunications Firm

"They’re a great company, especially for creating a new product."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
Oct. 2015 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

IceRock Development has built prototypes of native Android and iOS apps that integrated with support services, Google Maps, and Stripe. They have also designed a website. 

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Barcelona, Spain
Sergey Redkov
Owner, Drimsim
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Both apps grew rapidly and received copious feedback from users. IceRock Development impresses with their collaborative nature, solid communication, and technical versatility. They excel at providing ideation for startups and new services. 

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

Drimsim is a mobile service provider that works with telecoms around the world and provides connectivity solutions in multiple countries. I am the owner of the company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with IceRock?

We needed to create a prototype of our product. I knew how to manage the task from a business perspective, but didn’t know how to put together a development team, create an application backend, and publish the product on the Apple and Google stores.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

IceRock helped us develop, launch, and support our product. They initially built everything related to it, from the Android and iOS apps to the website. The apps have many features, including support chat and integrations with our helpdesk, Google Maps, and Stripe. They also created designs, but we didn’t end up using them. Development was completed natively on each platform. We provided a design scope, on which they based our website.

What is the team composition?

Depending on the stage, we worked with 10–20 people from their team.

How did you come to work with IceRock?

We found them from an online search.

How much have you invested with them?

Overall, we spent around €200,000 [250,000 USD] on their services.

What is the status of this engagement?

Our initial discussion with IceRock was in July 2015. The work started in September or October of that year, and we launched the app in June 2016. We are currently building our own development team, but the collaboration with IceRock is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We have received both positive and negative reviews, but the app’s user base is growing fast.

How did IceRock perform from a project management standpoint?

We used Skype, Slack, WhatsApp and other useful communication tools. Like any company, they have space for improvement. In general, however, their performance hasn’t been bad at all.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They’re a great company, especially for creating a new product.

Are there any areas they could improve?

They’ve always done what I told them to do. I find something to improve on the product every day, but this is not IceRock’s fault.

Do you have any advice for future clients of theirs?

Anyone working with a developer needs to create a detailed scope of work, providing as much technical information as possible.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I have always recommended them.

Web & App Dev for Digital Marketing Agency

“[IceRock] brought great ideas to the table to fill in gaps that we missed.”

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Feb. 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

IceRock planned and executed a complex build to create a web platform and cross platform app for iOS and Android. Built from scratch, the extensive database incorporated specs from existing products.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
London, United Kingdom
CEO, Digital Marketing Agency
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The team was skilled, diligent, and accommodated time zone differences by working overtime. Development efforts yielded high quality deliverables, and thorough planning preempted errors mid-project. IceRock’s useful suggestions fleshed out specifications and grew the project to benefit the client.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am the director of a digital consultancy. My clients span a range of several different business verticals. We work on their whole digital process, including website and app development as well as digital marketing and consultancy. Together, we create strategies and campaigns to meet their specific needs.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with IceRock Development?

A client of mine required a very complex app build. Using a team located abroad has both advantages and disadvantages. Ultimately, it was a cost-effective business strategy compared to hiring a local developer. IceRock works as a partner, and I use their team as an extension of my own.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

IceRock worked on a complex build to create a web platform and a cross platform app for iOS and Android. The large database was created from scratch, and included many specifications pulled from existing products. Using a thorough methodology, they planned all the minute details and avoided taking shortcuts. Spending the requisite time on the frontend laid the foundation to preempt later errors. The requirements document was a critical measure, and they brought great ideas to the table to fill in gaps that we missed. Their suggestions helped grow the project for the client’s benefit.

What is the team composition?

At any point in time, about two developers are working on our project. Depending on what needed to be discussed, there were occasionally three people from their team on our calls. A much larger team works behind the scenes that I may not always talk to.

How did you come to work with IceRock Development?

I researched a number of potential partners abroad in Europe and India, as well as UK-based agencies. My developer at the time was experiencing issues that preempted them from working on this project. I’d been in touch with IceRock several months prior, and liked their work product. When my circumstances changed, I had an opportunity to hire them. After the recommendation, referral, and initial contact, I did my due diligence to make sure they were the best fit.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in February of 2017, and our work is ongoing. We’re going to embark on a similarly large project shortly with a similar build that will take between 5-9 months.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Since we're still in the launching phase, our product is not fully live. All of IceRock’s work has been performed to a high standard, however. The frontend and backend are very sleek. Using a thorough methodology, they created a clear working document that outlined timelines and designs. They excel at quality management, understand our needs, and work within deadlines.

My client has expressed that the overall experience was really enjoyable. IceRock teams take direction well, and have a great sense of humor. When things go off track, they're always willing to have honest conversations to work things out. My contact will even make himself available on weekends, if need be.

How did IceRock Development perform from a project management standpoint?

I have a direct line of contact with the CEO and one of the founders of the company, but I generally work with an account manager. He both manages his team and acts as a direct link to my company and clients. Despite the time zone difference, they’re responsive and easy to work with.

Depending on how many parties are involved, we’ll use phone, email, WhatsApp, or Skype. We like to video chat whenever possible, which simulates an in-person meeting. Skype works best for smaller groups, however, due to bandwidth limitations.

What did you find most impressive about them?

IceRock is eager to please clients, and a pleasure to work with. Their company is less than 10 years old, and they're keen to work with new partners and grow their team. They pride themselves on delivering a great service and becoming an extension of their client's company. We've built a really strong relationship, and their role feels more significant than just contracted developers. We only have fantastic things to stay.

Are there any areas they could improve?

One problem we encountered arose from the Russian developers’ English language skills. I’m working on expressing my expectations more clearly, but it can be challenging to not feel understood. Overall, our communication has improved the longer I've worked with them. Our main contact is great at pulling his team together when things go off pace.

When they give the initial quote, it would be beneficial to add a contingency for potential price increases if things go wrong. We're both learning; for the second project, they’ve been more diligent and clear. I would suggest taking things slowly when creating the specification, and making sure everything is documented.

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

iOS Native App Dev for Micro-loan Client

“The developers were very knowledgeable.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Apr. - July 2015
Project summary: 

IceRock Development developed a native iOS mobile application for a third party, using Objective-C. The designs were created in-house and then the development outsourced, with support provided after completion.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Novosibirsk, Siberia
Nikolay Nikolaev
Head of Web Department, Eurostudio
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The application was well-received both in-house and by the client who is very satisfied with it. They used their knowledge and expertize to complete the project to a high standard, managed the project well throughout, and maintained responsive communication through email and conference calls.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am the head of the web department at Eurostudio. We’re web developers and we work on custom websites, and custom CRM [customer relationship management] and CMS [content management system].

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with IceRock Development?

We don’t have our own internal mobile application department and we needed to create an application for one of our clients.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement? 

The application is called CashAsApp, and it is for a small credit organization client from England. We’d created a system for them but they required a mobile application as well. The app allows people to receive credit from their company. People can fill out a form using the application in order to receive credit and can also make payments through the application.

The app was developed for iOS, and it is a native application on Objective-C. The design was done on our side; we created all the design forms including wireframes, as well as the description of how it should work, and they developed the application.

What is the team composition?

We worked with 3 developers from their team.

How did you come to work with IceRock Development?

I know Alexander [Owner, IceRock Development] personally.

How much have you invested in them?

The cost for the first release was around $10,000 and an additional cost for support. 

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked with them on this project from April to July 2015.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We are happy with the results and our client is happy with the application. After the application was created, we ran it, and they provided us with some support after the development.

How did IceRock Development perform from a project management standpoint?

The management of the project was good. We mostly communicated through email, as well as Skype for conference calls.

Are there any areas they could improve?

The developers were very knowledgeable and overall our experience was good.

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

App Dev for Computer Software Firm

“IceRock has been the best so far out of all the other teams I’ve worked with.”

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Feb. 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

IceRock inherited iOS development of an app from a previous developer. They assisted in frontend development, and are currently working on the design for an Android version.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Russia
Andrei Gunin
Founder, RubyRoad
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

IceRock’s quality of deliverables has been impressive. Their team’s professional demeanor and favorable project management continues to leave a positive impression. Feedback has been positive so far, and the app also has a good rating in the App Store.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m one of the founders of RubyRoad. We built an iOS application, which is already published, and we’re currently working on one for Android.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with IceRock?

We worked with another company who helped develop the first version of the iOS mobile app, but we had major issues with speed and cost. We started working with IceRock to help us with the mobile app development.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They took the iOS project over from the previous team and continued developing. They helped with the frontend, but not the backend. They’re doing the interface in respect to the client. They weren’t involved with the design for the iOS version, however, they are currently working on design for the Android version.

What is the team composition?

In the beginning, they had three people working on the project, but it decreased to two people. Now that we have the Android version underway, we’ve added two additional people.

How did you come to work with IceRock?

We were trying to address the issues of speed and cost we had with our previous developer. Someone recommended IceRock to us, so we talked and decided we liked each other.

How much have you invested with them?

We spend $5,000 per month.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in February of this year, and the work is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The iOS version has been released, and the feedback has been quite positive. We also have a good rating in the App Store. We don’t have too many users at the moment, but that has nothing to do with the app. We’re preparing the Android version before we launch any marketing campaign.

How did IceRock perform from a project management standpoint?

They were good. We used Slack, and I would do conference calls through it and also Skype. The management of the process was quite good. We didn’t have any major issues in terms of the project management.

What did you find most impressive about them?

I’m impressed with the quality of their work. They did quite well, and they’re very professional and positive.

Are there any areas they could improve?

People who work faster and cheaper are always desired more. IceRock has been the best so far out of all the teams I’ve worked with.

4.5
Overall Score
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They delivered. We didn’t have any major issues with timing. Sometimes things happen.
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They deliver what they promise. Sometimes there are bugs, but that’s usual.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Web Dev for Travel Services Platform

“I'd like to work with them again … They’re very customer-oriented.”

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
July 2016 - Oct. 2017
Project summary: 

IceRock Development provided web development services for a travel startup, working on the minimum viable product. They used a PHP and Yii framework, implementing the development based on sketched designs.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Tel Aviv, Israel
Roman Polyak
Co-Founder, Dive Display
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The product is in preparation and undergoing SEO, though will launch soon. The team is customer-oriented and worked hard to create a product using a holistic approach. The geographically diverse team communicates well but could improve their attention to deadlines and number of human resources.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I'm a co-founder of a travel booking startup. We're going to publish it to the market at the beginning of next year.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with IceRock Development?

I specialize in business development for internet projects and my partner specializes in marketing for internet projects. We didn't want to hire full-time developers for our own company because we're still a startup. We just needed to create an MVP [minimum viable product], publish it to the market, and receive feedback.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

It was a requirements project. The developers started from the ground up for the frontend. They are also going to produce a mobile app later. We had our own designer who sketched the designs and they did the implementation and connection of the design. They created the layouts from the sketches.

They didn’t have a technical description of the project. We went step-by-step, guiding them with what certain parts of the project would look like. They're like our own team, but outsourced. They used PHP and the Yii framework.

What is the team dynamic?

I worked with 5–6 people.

How did you come to work with IceRock Development?

I was familiar with them before we started work. I knew the founder and the CTO [chief technology officer] from a previous project. That's why I decided to work with them on this project. I trust them and had seen their portfolio myself, which showcases a good range of different projects. I talked to a couple of their clients and received positive recommendations.

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked with them from July 2016 to October 2017.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We have not launched the project yet. We're preparing the database and some SEO [search engine optimization] as well. I'd like to work with them again for the mobile application.

How did IceRock Development perform from a project management standpoint?

They were an average outsourcer. Some things came after the deadline, some before the deadline, and some things were overestimated — but that’s a normal situation. We mostly used Skype because we are all in different cities. My partner and I take a lot of business trips, so we are always in different time zones and different places. We also used Trello as a task tracker between them and us. Internally, they also use JIRA as a task manager.

What did you find most impressive about them?

I'd like to work with them again. The e-commerce aspect was a little tricky for them because most of their development is for mobile, which is their specialty. They're very customer-oriented. A lot of outsourcing teams do each task exactly as you say, but this company tries to help you create your product. It's a different style of work, and I like it more.

Are there any areas they could improve?

They need a bigger team. Sometimes, they couldn't do something on time because they didn't have enough human resources. But that’s always the case with good developers: if you are a good associate developer, you'll have a lot of requests, a lot of customers, and you can't do everything in one minute.

4.5
Overall Score
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    We were given a special price.
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

iOS Dev for Online Media Agency

"We have had no complaints and have received good feedback."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Nov. 2015 - Aug. 2016
Project summary: 

IceRock Development helped a media company implement several basic pilots of a native iPhone app. They integrated with several libraries and provided simple UI/UX design. 

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
New York, New York
Slavik Kaushan
Founder, AllWomen'sTalk
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Integration progressed seamlessly, and customer feedback to the updates was highly positive. integraIceRock Development also earned praise for their technical skills, fluid communication, and deep knowledge pool. They found grrat talent and managed projects capably.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am the founder of AllWomensTalk, and we are a media company. We have offices in Ukraine and New York.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with IceRock Development?

We were looking mostly for expertise, and speed of development for our iOS application.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We had a native iPhone app which a few people from our internal team had been working on, for basic things. We started working with IceRock to execute some pilots on the side. They had some ideas and implemented them. We were able to check those out without disrupting our process and core element of the application. They did some basic UX, in terms of button placement and things like that, but not much in terms of design.

They did a lot of integrations with different libraries. They did an Appboy integration, which we are still using. They also did some work which was hard for our internal team to do, it was a type of article creation and editing for the iPad application. We never released it, but we tested it with them and understood how we shouldn’t do it from a UI point of view.

What is the team dynamic?

I worked with around 5—7 people from their team.

How did you come to work with IceRock Development?

We found through a referral from someone who had just started working there, they had suggested I talk to them.

How much have you invested in them?

Under $50,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We began working with them in November 2015, and the project ended in August of last year. I plan to work with them again in the future.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We have had no complaints and received good feedback. They didn’t do much work that was user-centered, as it was more integration.

Most of the feedback I gave them was if it worked. There were no complaints from other developers regarding how it was integrated, which was great, and they did a pretty good job.

How did IceRock Development perform from a project management standpoint?

They were good. We hired the developers, as opposed to outsourcing the whole solution to them. Therefore, I didn’t work too much with a project management team, as we worked directly with developers and provided guidance for the project management.

We most often communicated through Skype chat, and also had a few video calls to discuss specific details.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They find interesting developers. I needed someone with specific experience, and they found me that person. I am unsure if they already had that developer on staff, or if they went out and found him. It was a very positive experience.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Nothing that I can think of. If they would move to New York, it would be great. 

5.0
Overall Score They are very pleasant, and it was a positive experience. This is one of the first companies I am openly giving feedback for. If I don’t like to work with people, I don’t even want to bother giving feedback.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    There were no issues.
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I have already recommended them.