Advanced Web Solutions & Enterprise Web Apps

Iflexion is an established web development company delivering full-cycle web and mobile development services of any complexity with more than 17 years of business experience. Iflexion has a strong team of 400 skilled IT experts. Our clients have in common their awareness that they need a professional digital solution to generate revenue streams, establish communication channels or streamline business operations.

Facts & Figures:

  • 400+ customers from SMBs to Fortune 500 companies
  • 1500+ projects delivered in 30 countries
  • 8 mln USD – the largest project
  • 45 engineers – the largest dedicated team
  • 12 years the longest engagement and counting

Domain Expertise:

  • Web & Enterprise Portals
  • Content & Document Management
  • Social Networking Solutions
  • Omnichannel Ecommerce
  • Big Data & Business Intelligence
  • Media Content Distribution
  • Business Process Automation
  • Elearning & Online Training
  • Consumer & Enterprise Mobility
  • Cloud Solutions
 
$10,000+
 
$25 - $49 / hr
 
50 - 249
 Founded
1999
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Denver, CO
headquarters
  • 3900 S. Wadsworth Blvd.
    Denver, CO 80235
    United States
other locations

Portfolio

Key clients: 
  • Google
  • Yandex
  • Ebay
  • Paypal
  • Cisco
  • Phillips
  • Pepsi
  • Adidas
  • Toyota
  • Expedia
  • Shell
  • Xerox
  • Star Tribune
  • Mississippi State University
  • World Health Organization
  • Kaspersky Lab
  • Canon

Sleepers In Seattle

Sleepers in Seattle is a furniture store based in Seattle, WA. Tracing its history back to 1991, the company launched their first website in 2005, and has been continuously seeking ways to increase online exposure since then.

Sleepers in Seattle contacted Iflexion back in 2011, requesting development of an e-commerce web application with online furniture customization feature to replace their legacy static website. As soon as the new web application– Sleepersinseattle.com – was launched and started yielding unprecedented profits, the Customer turned to Iflexion with another project.

Omnichannel Commerce Solution

For Au Pont Rouge, a multi-brand fashion store, we delivered a Magento-based omnichannel commerce solution that covers every step of searching and purchasing fashion items and ensures smooth user experience throughout the entire customer journey.

The solution features intuitive user interface, rich product catalogs with filters, necessary functionality for clients and employees, as well as integration with the Customer’s corporate systems (ERP and CRM). 

To enable working with shared data (users, products and reference information) used by multiple systems, our team created an MDM solution that collects, consolidates and distributes the information to other systems according to configurable rules and policies.

Smart Parenting Device Family

Ilfexion helped Summer Infant to design and develop an innovative baby care IoT ecosystem embracing lots of smart devices all geared by powerful analytical software.

The solution provides parents with better control over baby’s health through real-time monitoring of weight, temperature, blood pressure on their smartphones. The solution features automated notifications to alert about metrics change and remind of baby care activities. 

The device family includes:

  • Smart meal cooking bottle
  • Sensor-filled changing pads
  • Biometrics monitors

Matrix Auction Platfrom

For a leading provider of technology-enabled business processing, technology and procurement services, Iflexion delivered an innovative online auction platform, supporting the entire auction process, from auction setup to, accepting bids to final price calculation. Envisaging multiple access scenarios, the solution provides for immersive bidding experience for bidders, along with advanced business process automation and real-time monitoring capabilities for administrators and auction hosters.

Sports Video Management

Iflexion advanced the Customer’s sports video management application for creating professional-level sports clips by improving scalability, extending video design capabilities and implementing real time streaming of large media files. Empowering coaches, players, and staff to edit and manage game films and training videos, the solution contributes to the sports teams’ professional growth and promotion among the potential sponsors.

E-Ticket Web System

By delivering E-ticket web system Iflexion managed to upscale the daily workflows of Sturgeon Services International – a large California-based construction firm servicing oil industry. The solution empowers accurate everyday input of the data on the resources used with ongoing review, validation, job-costing and invoice creation. By automating and unification of the billing operations, the application drastically improved interactivity between the field and admin staff, eliminated the pains of manual error-prone operations and enhanced visibility of the staff performance.

Device Network Coverage

Seeking to support an innovative promotional campaign of the world’s leading automotive manufacturer, Iflexion implemented a cutting-edge software package of embedded apps for custom devices of an interactive cafe. Thanks to the real-time data synchronization, the touchscreen bar counters, dinner tables, POS machines, an LCD wall operate as a single mechanism, driving improved customer servicing and unbeatable car brand experience.

Dedicated Development Center

Relying on Iflexion’s strong technology expertise and process maturity, a EU largest furniture manufacturer established a long-term cooperation with Iflexion for continuous technology assistance in major IT projects. Iflexion has already delivered a number of ad-hoc services, including the development of BI-enabled kitchen design center, support and maintenance of the corporate IT infrastructure and improvement of the company’s websites.

Backup Manager

Backup Manager implemented by Iflexion is a robust SaaS-based web solution ensuring continuous data protection of individual, professional and corporate users by means of scheduled backups. A powerful cross-platform solution operates in all contemporary environments and utilizes smart load balancing algorithms to enable painless data recovery with no human participation and server slowdowns.  

Decision Analytics Suite

Our Customer, a decision analytics company delivering solutions to thousands of pharmaceutical decision makers in more than 70 countries across the globe, was looking for an experienced software engineering partner who would help the company implement a functional uplift of its online flagship analytics suite running on an outdated technology platform.

The enhanced solution was expected to provide a flexible and customizable access to the analytical data like historical measures, physician attitudes, sales results, forecasts, and demographic statistics, pulled together from a variety of disparate information sources.

Within tight timelines Itransition’s software engineers acquired specific knowledge of the pharmaceutical domain and got a thorough understanding of the end-user data sourcing context.

Thanks to the added capabilities the solution with automated pharmaceutical market data handling and updating processes, spanning market definitions, business...

Parcel Forwarding System

BundleTech, a technology company run by former senior executive of Google and eBay, required a parcel consolidation and forwarding system for delivering goods from US-based online stores worldwide. The Customer needed a system capable of managing a variety of transactions and customer accounts, shipment addresses, shipment tracking and provide a user-friendly UI and CMS in the background.

Iflexion delivered a smart logistics automation software solution that supports end-to-end transaction, allowing to receive parcels in one place, consolidate them for each customer, calculate fees and taxes, receive payments and make shipments to final destinations. Integrated with FedEx and PayPal Pro, the solution offers transparent end-to-end parcel processing, smart warehouse management, and has a global customer base of over 16,000 clients.

Iflexion demonstrated outstanding domain knowledge and professional development skills while delivering and deploying the system. All the...

Online Translation Quality Assessment Tool

Our customer is a global provider of translation and localization services with an impressive client roster of about 800 brands. To further polish the existing workflows, the company requested development & integration of a cloud-based fully automated translation quality analysis tool into the day-to-day operations of their localization managers.

The solution delivered is used to perform the overall quality analysis of machine or human translation, from spelling and vocabulary analysis to punctuation analysis, segments consistency checks, etc. The system scales up to 100 distributed nodes, processing 30-100 execution orders per minute (i.e. 15 Mb/s).

Solution Highlights

  • Internal load balancing and routing mechanisms
  • Computing nodes fault-tolerance
  • Logging transparency
  • Performance analysis
  • Centralized system reconfiguration
  • “Sick” nodes/orders exclusion

The system’s...

Dating Messenger: Advanced Mobile and Social Networking

Many people all over the world dream of finding a perfect life partner. But the match criteria can vary significantly. Moreover, sometimes personal expectations can change depending on external conditions and even current mood state. With this in mind, a US-based IT company turned to Iflexion to craft a social networking solution that could provide a possibility of finding friends and dating partners based on the desired criteria. The solution also was to be adapted for usage on mobile and electronic devices like iPhone and iPad enabling users to conveniently search for potential friendship or dating candidates. The business idea behind the MatchMessenger application was capitalizing on the additional services and offerings the users might pick up along the way through an extended subscription account.

Enthusiastic feedback from the dating social network subscribers testifies MatchMessenger is an interactive and intelligent solution for finding friends and dating partners....

Mobile App Extending Reach of an Online Deals Service

Our customer, a Swiss-based IT company, decided to launch an iPhone application to extend the functionality of their online collective buying service called Tipiness. The idea was to provide a one-stop source of information for potential buyer groups on deals available nearby, whether they are at their desk or on the go. 

Thanks to a host of modules integrated to support key business functions and the unique application look and feel created in line with the customer’s requirements, the application offers an array of powerful features. It provides businesses an opportunity to aggregate and share their information about the organized events and sales promotions, while allowing users to keep up with the latest updates on the local market, source more relevant deals, as well as make more informed decisions on vendor selection based on rankings and user feedback.

 

One-stop Shop App for Information on Locally Sourced Food

There are many benefits to eating locally sourced food, from improving our health to reducing expenditure. As well as generally being fresher and tastier, locally sourced food helps support sustainable farming, and contribute to local economy. These advantages all go into making locally sourced food a priority for more people each day.

Our customer – a US-based company that renders agricultural logistic services – aimed at developing a mobile solution for Android and iPhone  which would connect consumers and local farmers. The customer’s business goal was to provide consumers with a mobile tool that would popularize locally sourced food produced by its clients, thus, increasing their sales. With this in mind the company turned to Itransition as a vendor with the proven track record of successfully launched location-based mobile tools. 

Iflexion’s dedicated team developed a solution tailored to the needs of the customer. The app is gaining more and more popularity...

Philips Pronto CMS and Portal

Philips Pronto, a division of Philips that introduced and sells a family of high-end touch-screen remote controls, had an outdated custom-made content management system, which required some serious technical skills to manage their website. Philips wanted to make the work with online content easy and convenient for non-technical personnel, as well as improve the scalability of the CMS.

Iflexion created a content management system which enables easy content publishing, editing and change preview and rollback. The portal built on top of the CMS consists of structured content with rights-based access, custom dynamic modules, and community features such as forum, upload raitings and a secure permission-based file downloading service.

The CMS was available in record-breaking one month after the start of the development.

Facebook Games with Robust Management Platform

Our customer ― Product Madness Ltd. ― is a US based innovative company specializing in Facebook gaming. Following its ambitious expansion strategy, the company planned to launch a number of new applications and to improve those already on the market. Another large-scale task was to build an efficient software platform capable of managing applications and advertisements, handling accounts and billing, collecting and processing user statistics.

Iflexion’s dedicated team accomplished a series of development tasks, including:

  • Existing games refactoring, maintenance and improvements
  • New gaming applications development
  • Application Manager tool engineering
  • Ads Management Engine development and integration
  • Billing solution development
  • In-game Payment System implementation

As a result of the team’s effort, a host of new Facebook games were launched on the network piquing huge interest of millions of users...

TradeStops Stock Tracking System

RightWayTrader is a U.S. based company providing investment and trading tools for individual investors. They contacted iflexion with a request to provide support and develop additional functionality for their flagship product — TradeStops service for tracking the daily equity moves of the companies, assisting individual investors in making efficient sell-buy decision. The solution tracks one’s stocks and sends emails informing the user about the right time to sell them. Besides, it automatically tracks stock splits and dividend payments.

Iflexion assigned a team of specialists who made preliminary analysis of the system and then enhanced the business logic, redesigned the web site, optimized the subscription process and set up a number of advertising campaigns and marketing activities. They also implemented some data visualization features, e.g. Portfolio Charts.

The major improvements:

  • Performance increased about 20 times
  • New stock exchange...

On-the-Fly Import Duty and VAT Calculator

Our client, BundleTech, is an innovative information technology consulting agency run by former Google and eBay executive specialized in shipment process improvement. The Customer had an ambitious idea to launch a comprehensive solution that assists online buyers in receiving import duty and VAT calculations in a click of a button.

The business objectives entailed:

  • Design scalable solution architecture to stand high loads
  • Integrate the calculation kernel with a specialized data provider
  • Design and develop a time-saving product mapping mechanism to allow configuring associations of merchant’s product catalogs with unified customs codes
  • Create web widgets for fast service embedding into merchant’s website front-end
  • Design a comprehensive billing module to allow configuring and refining targeted pricing plans

All the objectives were accomplished by our team to the Customer's genuine satisfaction.

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Development Roadmapping for Research Publishing Platform

"They have unparalleled reliability and dedication to their project and customers."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
June 2016 - Sept. 2018
Project summary: 

Over several years and discovery phases, Iflexion developed a project roadmap, including wireframes, graphic design specifications, and technical requirements for an open access publisher.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Alexandria, Virginia
CEO, Medical Research Publishing Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Despite a seven-hour time difference, Iflexion retained transparent project management and constant communication. Their knowledgeable team developed impressed graphic design work, while they remained flexible in schedule and price.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the CEO of a medical research publishing company, founded to develop a platform that combines an open access publisher with a social media network.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Iflexion?

We needed a team with the technical knowledge and competence to help us develop a project roadmap for an open access publisher with a social network.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We wanted to eliminate biases in the current scientific publications system by combining an open access publisher with a social network to optimize the connectivity and collaboration between scientific researchers and healthcare stakeholders. We approached Iflexion with these preliminary specifications and ideas for the platform’s functionality.

Iflexion has conducted two comprehensive discovery phases, and from those, completed the wireframes and graphic design specifications, as well as mapped out all the necessary technical components for the platform. At this point, we have the full system designed from a conceptual standpoint. However, we ran into fundraising challenges and had to pause the project while we re-evaluate.

What is the team composition?

During all of the phases we’ve completed, we’ve worked with around ten team members ranging in roles from business analysts, to project managers, to graphic designers. Sometimes one member would have several responsibilities, such as a business analyst taking on project management responsibilities.

How did you come to work with Iflexion?

I was doing online research for companies with experience building social networks and was impressed with Iflexion’s website and experience. They had developed products within our scientific sector that were similar to our requirements, so we were confident in their team’s abilities.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent about $12,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked together off and on from June 2016–September 2018. We first got in touch with each other in February 2016, the first discovery phase was in June 2016, and from that point on we went through a circular cycle of partnering for discovery phases and pausing to conduct fundraising.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Iflexion is extremely time efficient, especially considering our seven-hour time difference. They would adjust time zones to respond to us immediately and meet every deadline. They also had a keen sense for translating our vision into graphics. We were impressed with their graphic design work, but also their overall technical competency.

How did Iflexion perform from a project management standpoint?

We were in constant daily communication with them through email and project management software. With this software, we were able to track tasks, issues, and questions. Iflexion made sure that process was entirely transparent.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They have unparalleled reliability and dedication to their project and customers. During the years that we’ve worked with them, they have been incredibly patient and shown that they really care about developing a relationship with us. Additionally, they worked with us to bring and keep costs down, especially while we were submitting grants or required project descriptions.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, they accommodated every request we made and I have no complaints.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They were flexible in adjusting to our schedule and worked to make sure that we optimized the project processes.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They were willing and open to accommodating our budget.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    The deliverables were limited because we didn’t develop the platform, but they accomplished all of the tasks that we gave them.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I’ve already recommended them to several colleagues.

PHP Web Dev for Hearing Impaired Social Network

They have a talented team of developers. …  I recommend them 100%.”

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

Iflexion took over the development of a PHP website, resolving existing issues and helping optimize the site.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Martin Grillo
President, HearConnect
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The website has improved significantly and the internal team is highly satisfied. Experienced and responsive, Iflexion went above and beyond to meet all needs, while their personable approach and quick turnaround times made them a go-to partner.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I'm the president of HearConnect. We're developing a social network for people with hearing loss. We're making a proof of concept and would like to launch the platform in Argentina.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Iflexion?

We were looking for a company to help us develop a PHP web platform.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We already had key features of the website in place, so they migrated the PHP platform to Framework 3. Then, they took full charge of the project. They're overseeing the development process, while we provide the content that needs to be uploaded. They're also helping us optimize the website.

What is the team composition?

We have a main point of contact and we also work directly with the lead developer.

How did you come to work with them?

We talked to three of four companies that had expertise in PHP, and Iflexion seemed to be the best fit for us.  

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with them in August 2017 and the relationship is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We're still testing the website on our side and we haven't used it for any large marketing campaigns. Iflexion has been great at resolving the existing issues with our website, so the site has improved drastically after they took it over.

How did they perform from a project management standpoint?

They're very responsive. We use email, Jira, and Skype to communicate.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They have a talented team of developers. Also, they address issues right away and their turnaround times are great.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I can't think of anything.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

They're a great company, so give them a chance. They do high-quality work and have affordable rates. Besides, they're very friendly. I recommend them 100%.

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

Dev of Customer Management System for Auto Repair Shop

“They really surpassed my initial expectations and provided more than we asked of them.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Oct. 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Iflexion created an Odoo-based management system for an auto repair shop that allows service orders to flow from customer to technician more efficiently.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
British Columbia, Canada
Owner & Technician, Auto Repair Shop
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Internal scenario testing for Iflexion’s system has produced positive results. The platform’s professional and accessible interface exceeds initial expectations. The team is proactive in suggesting improvements and communicating updates throughout the engagements.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am a part-owner and technician at an auto repair shop. We specialize in servicing German-made vehicles.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Iflexion?

We wanted to increase our efficiency by transitioning our internal operations from a paper-based system to a digital solution.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

I provided a document that detailed the kind of solution I wanted but I wasn’t sure what type of software I wanted to use. Iflexion recommended we use Odoo as the foundation for our system, and we took their advice. The team customized the open-source software to meet all of our needs. The main functionality manages our work orders. When we get a vehicle, we create a digital work order and it is shared with our automotive technicians. After the car is serviced, the technician can update the work order and the system will create an invoice to send to the customer.

What is the team composition?

I worked mainly with one representative, who listened to our needs and communicated them to a larger team.

How did you come to work with Iflexion?

I searched for agencies on Google and narrowed possibilities down to a few software houses. Iflexion provided the most detailed quote for a competitive price.

How much have you invested with them?

I spent $15,000 on this project.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in October in 2017 and the partnership is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We haven’t used the system yet, but based on scenario testing, I expect positive results. The platform is very professional and exceeded our expectations.

How did Iflexion perform from a project management standpoint?

We mostly communicate via email to accommodate for the time difference, but they were also available through video calls.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They really surpassed my initial expectations and provided more than we asked of them. They were very accommodating of our needs and consistently provided valuable recommendations to make our business better.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They were very considerate of our busy schedule.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Software Development Rebuild for School District

“The experience has been great, we are extremely satisfied at this point.”

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

Inflexion created a completely new architecture using SQL and .NET, with a specialized evaluation function, for an educational application. They tested the app’s performance and continue to develop upgrades.

 

The Reviewer
 
501-1,000 Employees
 
Amite City, Louisiana
Mike Diaz
Director of Technology, Tangipahoa Parish School System
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Inflexion’s beta product was well received by the tester for its understandable and clear interface. The team was receptive to feedback and continue to make the necessary adjustments. Their open approach to communication and strong attention to detail helped produce a favorable product.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am the director of technology at Tangipahoa Parish School System.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Inflexion?

We needed to update and rebuild an existing district-wide educational application for K-12 personnel that was about 12 years old.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Inflexion provided full architectural services for the project. First, they evaluated our legacy system’s frontend and backed, then planned the scope of the rebuild. Their team built the system on SQL using .NET, then tested the product to check its performance and functionality. One of the main elements was an evaluation system. Inflexion upgraded the single-option system to one that allows users to create custom evaluations and assign them to various classes. Currently, we are creating and integrating new features to capitalize on the potential of our new software.

What is the team composition?

I worked mainly with the project manager, but also interacted with two developers. The project manager accurately communicated my ideas to the developers.

How did you come to work with Inflexion?

I found a few companies through an online search, including Inflexion. Their team seemed very accommodating and knowledgeable, while the other potential agencies didn’t seem to understand what I was trying to do.

How much have you invested with them?

We have spent between $100,000–$200,000 so far.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in November 2016 and the project is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We are just now rolling out Inflexion’s upgrade. We gave the beta product to one user for a testing phase. They provided valuable and constructive feedback, which the team addressed and corrected immediately. Overall, the user praised the programs accessibility and more streamlined operative processes.

How did Inflexion perform from a project management standpoint?

We communicated mainly via email, which is my preferred method of communication. We also schedule video conferences as necessary. Now that the main project is over, Inflexion is still diligent in their troubleshooting process and involved in the development of additional features.

What did you find most impressive about them?

I really appreciated the project manager’s professional approach to the project. She skillfully and accurately conveyed our ideas to her development team.

Are there any areas they could improve?

In my experience, I can’t think of anything. It was a very positive experience.

Any advice for potential customers?

I would recommend clients be as specific as possible when discussing the initial scope of work. Inflexion is very detail-oriented, so they will include every element you ask for, but if there is anything you leave out, it won’t be in the final product. The team will do exactly what their client says, but they have to say it.

5.0
Overall Score The experience has been great, we are extremely satisfied at this point.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    The team was responsive and completed tasks within some really tough deadlines.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    The price was very reasonable.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    The project manager made sure everything was delivered as promised.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    They have done a great job for me.

Web Portal Development for Psychology Consulting Platform

"They’ve been highly professional and are one of the best IT companies I’ve worked with."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Sept. 2016 - June 2017
Project summary: 

Iflexion developed a consulting platform for desktop, using the beta version as the starting point and including mobile optimization, top-notch encryption, HTML design updates, and more.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Berlin, Germany
Daniel Bosch
Founding Director, mentavio.com
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Iflexion’s professionalism, code quality, and responsiveness are their main strengths. The team was reliable and fixed bugs promptly, consistently delivering without needing much oversight. They know how to integrate with an internal team and addressed spontaneous issues even on weekends.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m one of the founders of mentavio.com, which is an online psychology consulting platform. We allow people to book a session with a counselor online and have a meeting with the psychologists on the browser through video conferencing or voice call.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Iflexion?

We needed development support to get the software launched. We needed them to convert the beta version that we already into had a stable version.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They provided software development services mainly in AngularJS, PHP, and JavaScript with 1 project manager and 2 developers. They also did a little bit of HTML design adjustment. It’s mainly a desktop platform but it was optimized for mobile.

Counseling is a privacy critical; the core feature was the communication function which included a highly encrypted self-developed part for chat and video.

How did you come to work with Iflexion?

I was browsing a number of sites with IT company listings. I asked Iflexion for a quote and they got back to me immediately. They’ve been highly professional and are one of the best IT companies I’ve worked with. They’re very responsive and have had no sick days throughout the year.

How much have you invested with Iflexion?

We have spent €50,000 [U.S. $58,233] with them so far.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in September 2016, and the project is completed. We haven’t decided whether to continue working with them or to hire staff internally. This has nothing to do with their quality, but rather a decision of our partners and investors. They will decide if we will keep on outsourcing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

I don’t have any statistics to share. We asked them to do code fixing and develop new functions for our platform. Their reliability is very good. We had some bugs come up but they fixed them quickly without needing help from our developers. They’re a very good IT company. They analyzed the code and on-boarded the right people. We’re super lucky to have them.

How did Iflexion perform from a project management standpoint?

We only had project management with them for the first 4 or 5 weeks. Once that was done, we didn’t really need them anymore because everything was on track, so we handled the developers directly after that. We had JIRA and our own tools to manage them and they fully integrated into our team. They delivered on time and the cost was very accurate. There was only one project that took longer but that was because of us.

What did you find most impressive about Iflexion?

They never had a sick day, which is impressive for Europe. We only paid for the hours delivered and nothing else. They’re also super responsive; if we had a question, we never waited more than 30 minutes to get an answer.

When you develop software, you have bugs, and it’s critical if that happens on a weekend. We didn’t even have a service agreement to work on weekends, but they did. If there was a critical bug report, the employees would respond on a Sunday afternoon. It’s nice to know that someone is looking at the problem without any of the bureaucratic stuff in making us wait until Monday. That’s the most important quality of an IT company.

Are there any areas Iflexion could improve?

No. They did everything perfectly. They sent hourly reports and if there were any that were half an hour different, they would fix it. They were very professional.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Everything was on time.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They’re a lot cheaper than hiring in Berlin. Iflexion worked 168 hours/person/month. From a German employee, you would get 160 hours minus holidays, ending up in 140 hours. Iflexion did 168 hours for the same price, which is absolutely fair.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Their service was awesome. I had another guy checking the code and he said that the code quality was awesome and he wouldn’t do anything different. I really trust his opinion.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    We’ve recommended them already.

Product Redevelopment for Events Software Company

"The level of education and skill, from the project managers to the business analysts, has been very high."

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

Iflexion redeveloped an event management solution [SaaS] based on a detailed framework and preliminary designs. Support and feature addition now preoccupy the assigned project team.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
London, United Kingdom
Paul Schnell
Founder, Version Two
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Iflexion is dedicated to understanding the vision behind a project before contributing their input, which leads to more productive interactions. Resource turnover is periodic but always expected and resolved with urgency. 

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

Our platform is called Evessio (evessio.com), and our organization is called Version Two Software. We're a startup geared towards building the Evessio platform. Evessio is an events management software platform, which handles the management of events: conferences, exhibitions, or awards ceremonies/awards events.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Iflexion?

We came off the back of my business partner managing and running a software business for about six years, with something of a legacy technology, and with lots of industry experience. He and I got together. He said he was looking to rebuild the platform; I was looking for something to do. It was a sideline for him originally, but when got together, we said let's build a business around this.

I had a technology and software background, and so it was up to me to think about how we might get that done. Initially, I was looking to potentially do a fair amount myself. I'm based in the UK, so I was looking for onshore development, looking for partners here when we were looking to grow, and also offshore. In that process of due diligence, I came across Iflexion.

Our process was, we've got an idea, but it had several years in the industry—it was old and needed revamping. We started with a blank sheet of paper in terms of software, completely re-engineering the platform: new language, new structure, new everything. I started by myself, got to the point where I needed support and scaling, and looked at hiring vs. offshoring, and eventually took the offshoring route, which led me to Iflexion.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

I didn't go to them with a blank sheet of paper. I had started the project, as far as the technology went, with a blank sheet of paper, and I had spent nearly a year on my own, selecting a language, database, and framework, and building an early prototype of the project. I had a very clear understanding of where I was going in terms of the technology. Equally, I had a pretty good high-level outline, but I knew what functional areas within the technology I wanted to build. That was my opening gamut, saying here are the specifications, and they quickly got me speaking to one of their business analysts to say, "We need to take what you've got and to break that down." I said, "If I'm going to get into offshoring, how big is this going to be? Are we talking about months? Years? How many people?" I needed to get an estimate from them, and they were very good about taking what I had and breaking that down and giving me a sense of a slightly more granular use case for the product.

My first interactions were with their sales and pre-sales people, and then business analysts, who started to add a bit of clarity, and we went from there. The thing that started to work well for me was I was working with a business analyst for the first time. Rather than interfacing directly with developers, I was interfacing with somebody who could transform the needs that I had into a structure that both I could understand, and the developers could then work with.

Our product is a software-as-a-service platform which manages an event. An event has a few different components to it, and the first and most obvious one is a website. It's a content-managed website which lives on a domain. If you're responsible for managing that, you need to login to an admin platform; you need to define various aspects of that event; you need to create and manage content.

We had some fairly particular challenges that we needed to solve because we understood the industry. Events are things that quickly happen year on year; they're repeating. This event is annually recurring. What we wanted to do is come up with a way that we could easily allow our users to create next year's event based on the current year's event. The idea of cloning and content reuse was a core challenge that we needed to solve. I'd created a version of that, and the team took what I'd done, understood it, and made it two or three times better. It wasn't just a case of delivering the functionality that I'd said I wanted; it was a case of look at what we've got and really understand it in some detail, and improve on it. And that continues to happen as well. In terms of revenue as a business, we're now break-even plus a little bit, and we're just at the point of getting into marketing, sales, growth, and new business.

I was not involved in the selection of the team of developers. This has been a thing that has been quite refreshing for me. You take a bit of a leap of faith when you're working offshore. It was a team in Belarus and Minsk, and I'd never been there before. I went over and met them, and they were very professional and engaging. I've worked with a few different countries, in terms of offshoring, and I've found them to be quite challenging, as well as engaging. I took my spec and said, “I want things to be done in a particular way.” Sometimes they would challenge that and say, "How about this? There's possibly a different way to do that." As a result, rather than saying: “Yes, we'll do whatever you want, and we'll charge you for it,” they quite quickly engaged with me, finding that to be a very good part of the process. But at the same time, it was important for me to actually go over there.

For the first six months or so, I was there two months or so, engaging with the team. I wasn't involved at all with the selection of the team, so I completely inherited whoever they gave me. And that was my choice as well. In previous offshoring relationships, I had decided to take the own team route where they would dedicate people to me, and I would be involved in the selection process. But I specifically wanted more flexibility, and the more flexibility came from not getting to choose who I get, but I can scale up and scale down, should I need to.

How did you come to work with Iflexion?

I found them online. I cast the net fairly wide to about six or seven companies, narrowed it down to four based on the first pass of responses, and then fairly quickly down to one in terms of who I was going to spend time with to pursue the opportunity.

There were four other companies under consideration, one of which I had used in a previous role—a company that had outsourced professionals based in Kiev. I had a very successful relationship with them, so I went to them first, but they didn't have the core language skill I was looking for, which was Python. Two others which I had looked at just didn't give me the right level of confidence. Iflexion’s team based out of Minsk and Belarus gave me confidence about the Python skills in particular, but also the interface that I had with them from the first few conversations and the way that they followed things up quickly made it a one-horse race.

What is the status of this engagement?

It would be in October 2015 that I first engaged with them where they would have written the first code. We're about 14 months into the relationship. The platform launched in April 2016, and we're off to the races at this point.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

This was a very interesting experience for me, which happened very early on in the project. I had my initial conversation with Iflexion, and was slightly tentative about the offshoring aspect of it. I had an opportunity to work with a UK company via a contact that I knew personally. Instead of initially engaging with Iflexion as a first instance, I decided to use the contact that I had, saying to them let's do this for a month. They're based in London, and I'm not far from London, so I thought it felt more comfortable to me, as opposed to going offshore, to be able to get on a train and go and sit in a room with the developers and the project team on any day of the week. We talked about that.

Cost-wise, I could see that the costs that they were going to charge me were really not affordable to me. However, because I had a personal connection, I was able to get to a highly discounted rate. We started the process, thinking we'll give it a run for a month. We were using a technology that was slightly new to them, so it was slightly experimental for them and me as well. I can say that the cost of that month didn't work out. We shook hands and parted on a friendly basis. It was an experiment for a month, and I got code at the end of it.

In contrast, in terms of metrics, the cost of that exercise to go and do business with a local UK company at a highly discounted rate was pretty much double the rate that I would spend on an ongoing basis with the team that I currently have. They were fine, having a very good process and being a very successful local company, but it was, as a startup, unaffordable and unsustainable to me from a cost point of view. Being able to get as far as I have really wouldn't have been achievable had I not had access to Iflexion and the rates that they're charging me.

How did Iflexion perform from a project management standpoint?

Although I didn't have any involvement in the selection process, I have to say, without exception, I've had just a really high-quality set of people working for me. They have a fantastic process as well, whereby they will bring free-of-charge interns on my project, and I get to decide whether or not I want to do that. There's a degree of risk involved in getting a junior in on a project. So I can get free-of-charge resources while they work as interns, bring them on board, they get to have some learning, and I get a slightly non-senior resource, but at free-of-charge, to augment my paid team. Overall in the project, there have been different roles from business analysts to project managers, from senior developers to junior developers, and even interns—all of which I can say that my experience has been fantastic.

In terms of workflows, we used Skype for communication and JIRA as a workflow. We had a wiki in which we captured high-level requirements and use cases. There was a task manager, breaking use cases down into smaller chunks and actually getting sprint plans in place down at the task level and the bug level. I was also working with a QA team over there (a sister company), which is an absolute lifeline for me. We have a great workflow which includes the specification. We're using JIRA to manage the tasks and the use cases, but bugs and testing as key parts of the process are handled by a sister company (separation is good in that respect). From a software point of view, we used lots of communication on email, Skype, and then the task board across JIRA.

What did you find most impressive about Iflexion?

Comparing the productivity and performance of the UK company and Iflexion is slightly unfair in the sense that, while I worked with a very capable team of developers locally, the language and the technology was new to them. But I can honestly say, in my career of working directly with a lot of developers, my lead developer is one of the top three developers that I've ever had work for me, and the capability of the rest of the team has been of an equally high caliber. That’s compared with a lot of different scenarios in my career. Iflexion is a very capable group in general. The level of education and skill, from the project managers to the business analysts and the developers, has been very high.

Are there any areas Iflexion could improve?

The only thing that I have, and it's not a criticism but a choice of my own really, which is, from time to time, they'll move resources around, because they're juggling not only my project but a whole bunch of other projects. From time to time, I might lose a resource who's spent some time getting up to speed on my project. It's an unfortunate aspect of our relationship, but it's not really fair to say that it's a complaint or a negative. If I could afford it, I could keep the resources and I could change the nature of that relationship. But other than that, I really don't have too much to complain about. They pretty much meet all of the needs that I have.

What tips or recommendations could you share that might increase the likelihood of success with Iflexion?

In retrospect, I got into this because I have a capability for myself as a developer. I did what I'm doing right now to scratch the itch that I had of going back to my roots of being the developer, writing the code from the ground up, getting to a prototype, and spending the time doing it. But honestly, in retrospect, I would suggest anybody who has the idea to go to them first. Take a fairly raw idea, invest the time with business analysts, have them understand your spec, and even write the first round of code. Perhaps don't get as involved as I did. I did what I did for a very specific reason, and I would do it again. But if you're going down the outsource route, embrace it and be comfortable handing off some of the technology, but be involved, as well. Embrace it, but get on a plane and go and see the team. Don't treat them like a faceless resource. Absolutely go and meet them and see them. I now have had a bunch of time in Minsk and spent a bunch of time with the team, and I regard them as my team, as if I'd employed them myself. That changes the dynamic of the relationship. There's absolutely no doubt. Because they know me and I've had personal contact with all of them, I believe that part of the success of the work that I get is because they know me and they understand me and vice versa. Don't treat them as a resource; treat them as a team. At the same time, embrace them and allow them to run with the project because they're skilled people. They get it done and figure it out.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Initially I'd say a 4, but I'm going to give them a 5 because we've adapted. We got into some scheduling challenges, where we missed some deadlines for a phase. But then they understood the challenges and adapted the process.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Because I've had the experience of going onshore and comparing that with the offshore, that makes me very happy with the rates that I get from them.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    I'm still one of the larger contributors, so it's that personal to me. I really understand the quality of what's being delivered, and I'm that comfortable with it that I would give them top marks for that. They'll improve on what I do.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I have recommended them, and I've already got a few people that I've recommended have some successful outcomes with them.

Product UI Design for Consumer Electronics Startup

"Iflexion is very customer-centric and gave us the impression that they understood the requirements from start to finish."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
July 2016 - Jan. 2017
Project summary: 

Iflexion designed the UI of a mobile app meant to help users suffering from a hearing disorder/deficiency. The dev team then designed the UI of another existing mobile app. 

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Utrecht, Netherlands
Aernout Arends
Founder, Absolute Audio Labs
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Communication was flawless. Iflexion demonstrated a nuanced understanding of business and technical requirements. The assigned project team always brought unrivaled attention to detail and great flexibility to the table. 

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

We are a startup company developing a product that solves issues for people with hearing damage, predominantly relating to experiencing music. The product consists of a smart headphone with many electronics built in being controlled by a smartphone application. It will be put into the market over the course of 2017. I am the founder and managing director of the company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Iflexion?

We needed design services for the graphical user interface portion of our mobile app. We do not have that expertise so we needed to partner with someone. 

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We brought graphic design specifications relaying the app's purpose as well as some ideas around the general look and feel. I provided existing hardware images as examples.

Our initial contact was with the account manager from Iflexion, who brought the team together. We had a kick-off meeting by phone with the design team, the project manager, and possibly some programmers who provided experience around how the app should work.

How did you come to work with Iflexion?

We made an initial request and put together a shortlist of 4 companies. We found Iflexion through a referral from a French electronics firm we'd collaborated with. During our first meeting, Iflexion gave us ideas around how our task should be approached, using design examples. That was an initial decision point around wanting to work with Iflexion. I also met them in Belarus, where I met the whole team.

How much have you invested with Iflexion?

The cost of Iflexion's services has been between $10,000 and $15,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with Iflexion in July 2016, although our initial RFQ [request for quote] was put together much earlier. The initial engagement has been completed, as is the follow-up order I gave Iflexion for another mobile app design.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

From my standpoint, I've been extremely satisfied with the work done by Iflexion. I'm a very demanding customer, talking more from an emotional and artistic point-of-view. Iflexion has been patient in listening to me and provided input proactively. The result has exceeded my expectations.

Beyond this, from the initial contact until the moment of delivery, Iflexion provided a very good experience.

How did Iflexion perform from a project management standpoint?

Iflexion was easy to work with. Communication was frequent and the people I spoke with were not only fluent in English, but understood their trade, listened, analyzed, and came back with examples which confirmed that the direction I was looking for was clear.

Iflexion provided a tool called InVision, which allowed us to visualize the designs being worked on online. It simulates the working of a mobile application, showing how different pages and buttons worked. Since the work was mainly graphical design, we didn't use any specific project management systems. We worked off of the spec page-by-page, and I don't think there was a need for a more involved approach.

We have had a number of Skype calls with Iflexion's team. Much of the interaction was done through email, and we also had a face-to-face meeting at the start of the project, where we spent a few hours going through the specifications in detail.

What did you find most impressive about Iflexion?

The way they managed us as a prospective client during the RFQ process was one of the reasons for adding the company to our shortlist and ultimately choosing them as a service provider. Iflexion is very customer-centric and gave us the impression that they understood the requirements from start to finish. I've experienced this with every member of Iflexion's 6-person team.

Are there any areas Iflexion could improve?

I'm a critical person, but Iflexion's services were good. They provided a mix between understanding what I wanted and adding to that based on their own design and user interfacing experience. I could be difficult at times, but Iflexion explained to me why something was important from a customer perspective. In hindsight, this has been one of the most rewarding partnerships I've experienced over a long career. 

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Iflexion met every deadline I provided.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Iflexion didn't have the lowest offer in our RFQ, but the quality provided was excellent. They are competitive from a European perspective, though.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I'd recommend Iflexion to anyone looking to work with a good team and have a great design built.

Resource Engagement for Financial Technology Company

"They're great in terms of backend logical systems, and they know how to find creative workarounds.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
Project summary: 

Iflexion developed a custom online payment solution that allowed users to view balances and formalize transactions. They also built a mobile app, a payroll system, and the supporting CRM. 

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
London, United Kingdom
Christer Andersson
Head of Business Development, Prego International, Ltd.
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Iflexion's systems performed well and successfully handled an influx of 12,000 new customers over a single weekend. Their seamless project management, scalable development team, and back-end skill allowed them to adjust resources and deliver technically sound solutions. 

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization.

PreGo International is a company registered in Norway and the United Kingdom. We have subsidiaries in Malaysia and Singapore. We provide payment and card-related program solutions to migrant workers.

What is your position?

I am the head of business development. I also coordinate our IT team.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What business challenge were you trying to address with Iflexion?

We needed development resources. We don't have an internal team, so we decided to outsource the work. Cost was a big determining factor behind that decision instead of finding internal staff. 

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their involvement.

Initially, Iflexion created a customer portal through which people could log in, check their balance, and make transactions. This evolved into a mobile application and a company portal through which a simple payroll could be managed. They also built the supporting CRM [customer relationship management] system for us. Everything was created from scratch.

On average, there was a team of six people working for us. We sped up some of the development during a two-month period and thus had more resources assigned to us.

How did you come to work with Iflexion?

A business partner recommended them. I read many reviews for their company online, on freelancing sites. One of my colleagues contacted them and we started an interview process in order to figure out if they were the most suitable provider. The chemistry with their project manager was very good, so we decided to proceed with Iflexion.

Could you provide a sense of the size of this initiative in financial terms?

The total development cost so far has been around $225,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We continue to work together. We've had a continuous development cycle with them for one and a half years. Our most recent module is scheduled to launch in July of 2016.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any statistics or metrics from this engagement?

The first module built by Iflexion was a registration portal that was launched on a Friday. One of our clients was a big, multilevel marketing company. By chance, they published it on their web page, so by the time we came to the office on Monday, we'd already had 12,000 registrations. The system handled that well and has been stable. We haven't launched any other parts of it, but they are scheduled for next month.

Follow-up has been very good from their team. We had some hiccups in the beginning because we changed the scope a little bit. The project became bigger than we'd expected, but everything was fixed quickly.

How did Iflexion perform from a project management standpoint?

We worked with a good project manager. I had constant communication with him. Our biggest mistake in the collaboration was not getting fully involved from day one.

We use Jira for log tracking. They work as an external team and I have communication on a daily basis with their project manager. Any issues can be sorted out on-the-go.

What distinguishes Iflexion from other providers?

They're great in terms of backend logical systems, and they know how to find creative workarounds. 

Is there anything Iflexion could have improved or done differently?

I haven't been very satisfied with their frontend interface designs. We began the interface design portion of the project a bit late, so we've only sorted it out recently.

If there's an opportunity of meeting their team face-to-face and getting to know the designated team project managers, it would be good for any prospecting clients to do so. Constant feedback and communication are absolutely crucial. We went through a very good business analysis phase with their company. This set the expectations for both of our companies and made it easier to visualize our progress.

5.0
Overall Score It has been a good process.
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    We had a few mutual hiccups along the way.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They gave us very great value.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    The quality of service has almost been flawless.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I would definitely recommend them.

Custom ECommerce Development for Online Retailer

"They worked extremely fast, were transparent, and produced a high-quality result."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
Project summary: 

Iflexion completed a partially built website after a previous vendor failed to deliver. Their main goals were user-friendliness, customization, and speed.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
London, United Kingdom
Cosimo Luzzi
Founder & CEO, Lorenzo Borghese
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Iflexion was ten times more efficient than the previous vendor. Their core strengths were their speedy turnarounds, highly talented developers, and transparent management methodology. The team addressed issues quickly and served as a reliable point of reference throughout development.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization.

We sell clothing to high-end customers exclusively through our website. The customer experience is completely digital.

What is your position?

I am a co-founder of the company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What business challenge were you trying to address with Iflexion?

We had worked with another vendor on our site. That company closed down due to lack of money, so we were left with a 50% complete website and no one left to continue its development. We decided we should find a replacement partner and began searching.

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their involvement.

Our site needed to be extremely user-friendly. Due to budget restrictions, I wanted the site to be a simple and customizable solution, instead of something very complex. We had numerous options provided by Iflexion, like 3D views of products. We didn't opt for this because of the amount of rendering required. Our site had to be fast and simple. I collaborated only with our project manager and the developers would then follow his lead.

How did you come to work with Iflexion?

I found them through the internet, after looking for UK developers. I contacted five other developers out of a total of fifteen companies, but I chose Iflexion because of their prices and efficiency. I based my choice on their previous work as well.

Could you provide a sense of the size of this initiative in financial terms?

The total cost was around $7,000, [5,000 GBP] given that 50% of the site had been completed and all the basics were already in place.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any statistics or metrics from this engagement?

Iflexion's efficiency, compared to my previous company, was tenfold better. They worked extremely fast, were transparent, and produced a high-quality result. My site is not extremely complex, but I am nonetheless satisfied. Very few defects were found in their work and even when they were, we had them resolved usually within 24 hours.

How did Iflexion perform from a project management standpoint?

I talked to one of their principals in the beginning, negotiating the features that I wanted. He put me in touch with the project manager, and from that moment, I had only one point of reference for Iflexion. This worked extremely well for me. During previous website development projects, I'd have to talk to different developers, but I don't really know anything about this subject. My project manager guided me through the process completely. I was only interested in the price and in knowing how soon it could be completed. Communication was a strength of the company.

We communicated through email and Skype. Every message covered one single task, so we never got lost in the process.

What distinguishes Iflexion from other providers?

There isn't something in particular. I knew what I wanted and they delivered it well. 

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

Mobile Development for Consumer App Startup

"I cannot say enough good things about them.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
Project summary: 

Iflexion developed a web-based mobile application, miminicking the native app experience and combining social network features with online gaming and dating.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
United States
Michael Soni
Founder & CEO, Eyecandy
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Users praised the app for its intuitive interface, accessibility, and successful emulation of the native app feel. It was one of the most technically advanced, visually attractive apps in its category. Iflexion impressed with their fluid communication style and knowledge of current technologies.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization.

Eyee Candy has created a mobile app that works as a combination of a social network and a social game.

What is your position?

I am the founder of the company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What business challenge were you trying to address with Iflexion?

We needed to create a mobile app. We didn't want to develop native versions because of the costs associated with having two development teams. We were investigating whether web technologies had advanced enough to be used as the basis for a mobile app, eliminating the native development process. After some research and consulting, we determined that we could, in fact, do that, reaching a close-to-native experience, instead of a website feel.

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their involvement.

We've been working continuously on this project with Iflexion for more than a year.

We initially started with an 11-person team. Currently, there are two to three developers that we use regularly. We interact with their project manager as a main point of contact. One of their lead developers is sometimes present during calls.

How did you come to work with Iflexion?

We looked for different groups that could do this for us and received proposals from them. My technology consultant reviewed each one and recommended Iflexion.

We made some internet searches based on our idea of what the stack needed to be. Based on those keywords, we came to different groups and took it from there.

Could you provide a sense of the size of this initiative in financial terms?

The total development cost has been more than $200,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

The app was launched in October 2015 as a minimum viable product. We've continuously improved it since then, after having a user base and figuring out what worked and what didn't.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any statistics or metrics from this engagement?

It's been an incredibly good experience. I believe that we've created the most advanced web app within its category. Users don't realize that it's not a normal app, in the sense of being downloaded from an app store. We've received extremely strong and positive feedback from users regarding the technology itself, how easy it is for them to navigate through it and how close it is to a native app.

How did Iflexion perform from a project management standpoint?

Iflexion has been incredibly responsive and fast in terms of fixing issues and being able to anticipate challenges before they occur. I cannot say enough good things about them.

We use JIRA for project management, at their recommendation. We relied on Iflexion to set up the infrastructure and manage the entire process. We used what they put in place.

We're based in California. We usually communicate with them during our lunch hour, when it's already late in the evening at their location. They've been very engaged and invested in the project, taking ownership of it. Whether running an in-house team or a remote one, if the people are not invested in the work, it won't be successful.

What distinguishes Iflexion from other providers?

Smartphones hit the market less than 10 years ago. No one knows what their evolution will be. HTML5 has been standardized and accepted while other new technologies have emerged, enabling developers to create native-like web apps. There are huge advantages to this, although it will not work for everything. A video game wouldn't likely use these technologies. Social media, photo and video sharing apps can be created using this approach. The fact that Iflexion was on top of that and knew how to utilize the technology was hugely beneficial for us. Had we had this idea six months earlier, the technologies would not have been where we wanted them to be. We were lucky in terms of timing but, even more so, we were lucky to find a group that yielded such a good return on investment for creating the product itself. The learning curve was focused on finding out what our company wanted, rather than figuring out how to do it. Iflexion has come up with workarounds for our requirements. My approach was to create an app that would look so familiar as to not show the fact that it wasn't a native app. We planned to be a pioneer for this, and the results have been very good.

For another company that wants to take the same approach, Iflexion is the right group. I don't think that anyone has more experience in doing something like this outside of the native mobile environment. At the same time, they've created a product that feels, acts and works like a native one. It was a tremendous feat of engineering.

Any client looking to engage in the same kind of work should need to know what they want. Iflexion will guide them through the process. They're very good in terms of taking the ball and running with it, anticipating what will need to be done and being able to make adjustments for potential needs in the future. Working with them has been extremely easy.

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