Transforming Business Ideas into Digital Reality

📱 iLeaf Solutions is developing and maintaining World Class Applications since 2007

💻 Transforming ideas to customized digital solutions using AI, AR, ML and cloud computing technologies.

👌 Our development team treats each project with delicacy, thoroughness, and sensitivity for the best quality results

🌟 With over 150+ employees, iLeaf Solutions has persistently positioned itself as a leading developer of niche mobile

 

💡 We are well-versed in all aspects related to this tech sector

🏆 Awarded Best App Developer 2018-2019 by Clutch

 

 

 
$5,000+
 
< $25 / hr
 
50 - 249
 Founded
2007
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Kochi, India
headquarters
other locations

Focus

Service lines
  • Mobile App Development
  • Web Development
  • Wearable App Development
Client focus
  • Midmarket ($10M - $1B)
  • Small business (<$10M)
  • Enterprise (>$1B)
Industry focus
  • Utilities
  • Health Care & Medical
  • Arts, entertainment & music
Mobile platforms
Mobile focus
Frameworks and CMS
Programming & scripting
Application platform
Artificial Intelligence Focus

Portfolio

Key clients: 

Nexercise, Huddlon, MomenToGo, Roost, YuFi Ltd., YourCause, theEasyAppCompany, FlexiCash, Sevenlakes, Radio Zürisee, Hackerbay, YKings, Awhina Ltd., LWD  

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ROOST

This IoT device work by connecting to the Roost Cloud and sending alerts to your smartphone if they detect certain activity. 

Learn More :  Roost App Development Case Study

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AIRGYM

Fitness App. Developed with SWIFT & KOTLIN.

Learn more here: iLeaf Solutions App Development

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FAIRY HUB

An E-commerce App. Developed with SWIFT.

Learn more here: iLeaf App Development

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PICTERUS

A smartphone App that estimates newborn jaundice levels.Developed using FLUTTER

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NEXERCISE

Nexercise is a Fitness App with more than 300 unique workouts and over 400 exercises.

Developed using : Obj C & Android

To know more : iLeaf App Development

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DRIVE IT AWAY

DriveItAway is a local car-sharing app that allows you to rent vehicles from your local dealer on a daily or weekly basis.

Know more: http://bit.ly/33wlOby

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Prototype Development for Early Literacy App

“They were extremely conscientious and excellent communicators.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Feb. 2017 - May 2018
Project summary: 

iLeaf Solutions built the prototype of an educational iOS app that includes clay animations and games.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Dunedin, New Zealand
Shelley McMeeken
Finance & Admin Manager, Learning with Difference
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The launched product received favorable feedback on its intuitive and appealing interface. iLeaf Solution’s efficiency, meticulous approach, and clear communication fostered positive results.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I work for an education company that focuses on literacy and literacy difficulties.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire iLeaf Solutions Pvt. Ltd.?

We hired iLeaf Solutions to build the prototype of an educational app.

What were your goals for this project?

Our goal was to gauge the effectiveness of the app. We also wanted to enable further marketing and attract financial backers to assist with final development.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

Another app developer recommended them.

Describe the project in detail.

Initially, we held several video meetings to describe our requirements. Then, iLeaf built an iOS app with five videos plus additional screens for comprehensive learning. They were responsible for all backend development as well as adding our design to the frontend.

Parents and teachers could use the app to help children learn basic sight words. We had developed clay animation videos and gaming components for each sight word, which added meaning to the spelling and pronunciation. There were also two reward games for completing “word tasks.”

What was the team composition?

We were assigned a project manager and backend developer.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Users love our product. They find it easy to use and enjoy the look and feel. All bugs and flaws were fixed promptly by iLeaf before we sent it to the App Store.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

We had exemplary communication. Plus, iLeaf was extremely committed to time frames, completing all tasks promptly and efficiently.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

They were extremely conscientious and excellent communicators.

Are there any areas for improvement?

We were very satisfied with their work.

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

Mobile App Dev for University Students

“The code was good, and their availability and reliability were impressive.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Mar. 2015 – May 2016
Project summary: 

iLeaf Solutions developed a native application for iOS and Android to help university students find campus information and develop relationships. It featured a social network that linked with email or Facebook.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Vienna, Austria
Former CEO, University App
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Many students downloaded the app created by iLeaf Solutions. Users gave the app high ratings, and programmers who reviewed it gave good feedback about the quality of the code. They excelled in delivering the app to completion with thorough project management.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the former CEO of an app created for university students. The app helped students navigate their social lives at universities and featured things like daily lunch menus, news, and events. It was an information platform with many features.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with iLeaf Solutions Pvt. Ltd.?

We needed mobile app development for iOS and Android.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

I initially gave them mock-ups and the concept, in addition to a paper that contained all the information about what the app should do. In the beginning, they provided me with the design and then went on to do the programming. The app was native. They also took care of putting it in the App Store for me and fixed the bugs.

The app allows users to select one of several universities. When they select one, they can see the restaurants and where those are on campus. After clicking on those restaurants, users can see the daily lunch menu. The app also allowed users to be able to meet friends. Users could also log in via Facebook or email and allow the app to see their friends. We tried to create a social network at the university.

What is the team composition?

We worked with three people including a project manager who I was constantly in contact with and developers for iOS and for Android.

How did you come to work with iLeaf Solutions Pvt. Ltd.?

I found them through Upwork. I chose them because they had good ratings, experience, and price.

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked together from March 2015–May 2016.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The app works and has a rating of 4.5 with 5,000 downloads. I had two programmers take a look at the code who said it is good to very good.

How did iLeaf Solutions Pvt. Ltd. perform from a project management standpoint?

It took some time working together but we figured out a good process. We used tools like Trello with an agile approach and email to communicate. We had two project managers over the time we worked with them. The first one was okay, but I really liked the second one. They responded very quickly when I reached out.

What did you find most impressive about them?

The code was good, and their availability and reliability were impressive.

Are there any areas they could improve?

They are very good with code and project management, but it might be better for them to outsource the design aspect as this is an area they could improve on.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Start with a concept and create mock-ups and design. You could do this on 99designs.com. Then, hire your developer.

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

Mobile App Dev of Quality Assurance Platform

"Their workflow is flexible, and they are willing to explore new options if necessary."

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

Taking over from another vendor who lacked the capacity, iLeaf is developing and iterating a mobile app that incorporates a camera-based dashboard.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Waikato, New Zealand
Chris Yates
Founder, Awhina Ltd
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Responsiveness and adaptability help expedite delivery iLeaf’s high-quality, user-friendly solutions. Their efficient flows of work and communication, and willingness to explore other avenues also contributes to this successful collaboration.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the founder of a New Zealand-based software and app development company. We focus on education and vocational training but have now moved into operations management QA solutions as well.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenges were you trying to address with iLeaf?

We wanted to build a mobile app with the user in mind. Another vendor was building the app for us, but they ran into design challenges. As a result, we needed to rework the app on an alternate platform so that it functioned with the features we wanted.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We hired iLeaf to come up with the techniques and solutions to create a user-centric mobile app. We provided iLeaf with general design concepts and optics that we wanted to achieve. From there, it was a constant feedback loop to create the best design possible. For each feature we added to the app, iLeaf tested each function individually. The key feature we added was a dashboard camera. They talked with our website builders in India to ensure cohesion between our website and mobile app.

What is the team composition?

We primarily worked with a project manager, Jaison, and three developers.

How did you come to work with iLeaf?

We searched online for developers and went through a two-stage application, which was peer-reviewed by an independent expert and they gave iLeaf high ratings.

What is the status of this engagement?

The development of this project is on-going, and we are about to embark on another project with iLeaf in the near future.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The app is still in development, so we don’t have measurable numbers. In my mind, the key benefit is that the functions we added were developed quickly. This way our clients can utilize some features of the app until the rest of the project is fully developed.

How did iLeaf perform from a project management standpoint?  

The company utilizes an online management system called Teamwork that gives us access to the work iLeaf is doing on the project. Through this system, iLeaf sends us product milestones, weekly updates, and specific activities they want us to see. It’s extremely effective and allows us to monitor the pace of the workflow. We can also communicate efficiently about distinct aspects of the project. 

What did you find most impressive about them?

They streamlined a work model that keeps us connected. Their workflow is flexible, and they are willing to explore new options if necessary. They are a big company that does not stay stuck in a rut or a single-track process. Their team members are not afraid to ask for help from one another, which yields the best possible results.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I've been impressed with what they delivered so far. They lived up to their potential.

Do you have any advice for future clients of theirs?

There are a multitude of app developers, but you can find the ones when you test them through peer review.

5.0
Overall Score They are good communicators, good developers, and fairly priced.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They keep a well-managed schedule and report to us weekly.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They demonstrated that they can deliver an effective product at cost-effective rates.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    The entire team worked together to create a quality outcome.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I already recommend iLeaf to my colleagues.

Mobile App Dev for IoT Home Automation Platform

“I’m happy with them and am going to work with them on a long-term basis. They are doing the right things."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Oct. 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Hired initially for general mobile app maintenance, iLeaf transitioned into supplementing internal development and design updates to iOS and Android apps and later into backend support.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Sunnyvale, California
VP Software, IoT Software Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

iLeaf’s professionalism and dedication to service shines through. They adapted well to extant processes and communicate effectively, expediting delivery on multiple occasions. Their consistent diligence and reliability make them a valuable partner that’s likely to be engaged on future projects.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am the VP of software for a company developing internet of things devices for homes. These devices allow homeowners to monitor what’s happening inside their homes (e.g., fire alarms, temperature) remotely.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with iLeaf Solutions?

The company was started four years ago. As business grew, we needed more help in software and product development. Initially, I looked for a company that could help us with a new project, but wasn’t prepared to start the project without being confident in the people I was going to work with.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Initially, iLeaf helped maintain one of our existing products. After a number of weeks, I determined that I could delegate a bigger portion of a bigger project to them, so we brought them on to help develop an update to our iOS and Android apps. The apps needed a new look-and-feel and new feature sets. Later on, we included them in our backend work.

Our app has a large number of features—some of them developed by iLeaf, and some by our internal team. These are all part of one system, so it was important to maintain integration.

What is the team composition?

They dedicated a project manager to us who made sure that our processes were being followed, and that they were consistent in working on things the way we did. In total, the team included two employees dedicated solely to our projects and two working part-time on our projects.

How did you come to work with iLeaf Solutions?

I posted a job on Upwork and several parties responded. I sent a test task to everyone and was happy with iLeaf’s answers.

How much have you invested with them?

We have spent around $30,000 on their services.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with them in October 2017 and are still working with them.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

They have generally been on time with all deliveries. We are a small team with a big customer base. We have a delivery to make every two weeks or so. Had iLeaf not taken things seriously and delivered according to our timelines, we would have had delays and not been able to send things to our business team on time.

How did iLeaf Solutions perform from a project management standpoint?

They picked up our internal processes and systems and became an integrated team. We use Jira as a ticketing system for task delegation. They had another system in place, but we suggested that they adopt ours. This is probably why they assigned a project manager to work with us.

We also have daily meetings during which we go through tasks. Their project manager makes sure that the process is followed. They follow up on questions, don’t drop the ball, and make sure that their commitments are delivered on time.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They aim to be professional and reliable, and they make a conscious effort to do this. I’ve forgotten to follow up on certain things, but in those cases, they took the initiative. They want to be an accountable, reliable, and professional team.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I’m happy with them and am going to work with them on a long-term basis. They are doing the right things.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They’ve always been on time, and they follow up on timelines and features.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    I get high value for my money; I couldn’t ask for more.
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    The quality is good, but it could be improved. This could be because we haven’t opted for a dedicated QA tester on their side.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I’ve recommended them already. I want them to get more business. They’re serious and professional.

Web & Mobile App Dev for Point of Sales System

“iLeaf is very forthcoming, helpful, and has a well-structured business approach.”

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Dec. 2013 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

iLeaf Solutions built two mobile apps for iOS and Android. The revenue oversight app has cross-platform HTML elements. They also built a fully native booking app and a web platform for point-of-sale. 

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Oslo, Norway
Kay Seljeseth
Manager, Flexi Cash AS & Timekiosk AS
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

iLeaf Solutions delivered two apps that elicited great feedback from their target user base. The team’s skillful development and design exemplified best practice. They have a substantial systemic and programming knowledge base and technical proficiency, as evidenced by their deliverables.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I'm the manager of Flexi Cash AS. We provide point of sales software, calendar systems for scheduling, and CRM customer systems.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with iLeaf Solutions?

In the beginning, I needed mobile app development resources. I reached out to iLeaf Solutions to develop my project from scratch based on our specifications.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

iLeaf Solutions programmed all of our apps for Android and iOS. First off, we provided our overall functionality and design specs. We periodically approved the designs they created and refined. The first app is mostly native with some elements of HTML. It’s a reporting tool that shows any store manager their revenue for security reasons and tracks everything in the point-of-sale. For security purposes, it checks that sales are actually being registered and the income’s really going to their company. 

The team also built a fully native app for hairdressers that has booking and scheduling functions for salon customers. They’re currently developing a web platform in HTML and Ajax JS. It’s a new type of online point-of-sales system. The team also provides all the publishing support we need.

What is the team composition? 

I don't interface directly with the development team. Instead, I work directly with my point of contact Jaison. Our primary backend developer is located in India. He conducts most meetings with the developers. I’d assume that 1-3 resources were assigned to our project at any one time, and source supplemental people like designers for tasks outside the primary part of development. 

How did you come to work with iLeaf Solutions?

I found them many years ago when I was sourcing developers through Upwork. 

How much have you invested with them?

I've spent about $50,000 on their services. 

What is the status of this engagement?

We first started working together in December of 2013. 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

iLeaf is very transparent while trying to find the best solution to a problem. The team also has a substantial system and architectural knowledge base. They really understand what they're talking about, which is great. 

The first app was very well received among our user base. The second app has been working decently well, despite internal issues with our own developer and not providing a good API. I plan to work more with them on the web component, so it's premature to have metric-based results. 

How did iLeaf Solutions perform from a project management standpoint?

Their internal development has been pretty good but not perfect. Since we did most of the testing, though, they really haven't been too involved. Sometimes we have to repeat things that need to be fixed, but it was probably difficult for them to actually track and process the input to run the project properly. For communication, we simply use Skype or an IRC system. 

What did you find most impressive about them?

iLeaf is very forthcoming, helpful, and has a well-structured business approach. All these strengths make it very easy to work with them. 

Are there any areas they could improve?

The project manager and most people we've spoken with are quite fluent in English, but some of the developers could work on their language skills. The language barrier is a widespread problem among most comparable teams in India.

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

Outsourced Frontend Dev for Software Company

"iLeaf did a brilliant job on every project we’ve worked on together."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Apr. 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

iLeaf developers filled in at this software company when the work demand became too high. They provided support in many areas, but the majority was frontend work. The project is ongoing.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
San Francisco Bay Area
Project Manager, Software Firm
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

iLeaf’s support helped the development speed to increase. They have a firm grasp of the work requirements and work autonomously and efficiently. They have proven that they can be relied on for punctual quality work. With attention to details and great communication, they make a great partner.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am a project manager for a software innovation company developing complex projects for Fortune 500 clients. We have been in business for a year and are constantly growing worldwide.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with iLeaf?

We had too many project requests to handle internally and decided to outsource a part of our work.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Our first project with iLeaf was a React Native lifestyle application. We also contacted them for a ReactJS frontend project for the speaker platform of one of the biggest German worldwide publishers.

We are working on a few other projects, mainly using ReactJS, React Native or GraphQL databases for authentication. We’ve used Stripe as a payment provider, Zero as a verification and signup third-party tool, Facebook app events, branch.io (which is a deep-linking service), and common React-Bootstrap frameworks for app interfaces. Most of the work with them is frontend.

What is the team dynamic?

For the React Native project, we had around 5 developers from their team. I’ve been in contact with their project manager. We’ve used a single developer on a project for our own company’s website. We’re also using a single developer for the latest project.

We typically start with a requirements document outlining the entire project, which also serves as a backlog. Based on it, we make an estimate and hire their team. We use Skype, GitHub, the Google Docs suite, Upwork, a tool for frontend changes, and taiga.io (a tool for Agile development, especially scrum).

How did you come to work with iLeaf?

A colleague of mine found them through Upwork.

How much have you invested with them?

The total cost of their work has been around $25,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with iLeaf in April 2017, and we have an ongoing relationship. Our React Native project took 5 months to complete.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

iLeaf did a brilliant job on every project we’ve worked on together. They can understand our clients’ business demands and work as a self-organized team without continuously double-checking or asking for the meaning of various user stories and requirements. This has helped us increase our development speed.

How did iLeaf perform from a project management standpoint?

Their developers were able to self-organize based on our briefings, and there weren’t many questions about the scope of the work. It was delivered within perfect timing and with good quality. Overall, I’m very happy with the communication.

What did you find most impressive about them?

I’m impressed by their business understanding and sharp sense for details.

Are there any areas they could improve?

They could provide a better sense of what our kick-off dates are. This isn’t really a negative point, just the advice I would give to iLeaf. So far, I’ve been satisfied.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    I haven’t worked on enough projects with iLeaf to give them a 5.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Their pricing is completely fair.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    The quality is very good, especially for the last 2 projects.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I have done it.

Web App for IT Company

"They’re always very helpful and happy to send across a ten-page deck for anything that we’re discussing."

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

iLeaf Solutions collaborates with an in-house team, offering backend coding on a web app that helps corporations manage their grant offerings. iLeaf has been integrated as full-time developers on the team.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Fort Worth, Texas
UX Architect, IT Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The database architecture that iLeaf developed has been very well received. The team effectively leverages project management tools to mitigate the challenges of working across time zones. They document their work, and over time they’ve addressed any weak areas in their performance.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

My current company is in the field of corporate social responsibility. I’m a UX architect, but I also head up the development of a grants management solution that we offer to enterprise corporations and foundations. The product helps them manage their corporate grant offerings to individuals and nonprofits.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with iLeaf Solutions?

Our core application is maintained by an engineering team of 20 in-house. We knew we needed to get into the grants management space, but we didn’t necessarily have the resources here to accomplish the task.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

It’s a multi-tenant web-based application with responsive web—not necessarily trying to conquer the native app side of things right this moment. A lot of the BA work and design and frontend development is handled on our side, and a lot of the core application coding is what we rely on the iLeaf team for. We needed a team that did Node.js application development. We were looking for something that aligns, as best we could, to the tech stack we’re using internally. For the most part, iLeaf was able to accommodate that and help us get going. There was a year of research that went in before we even had iLeaf come on board.

On our original engagement model, we would put together a spec of work that we felt would take them anywhere from two to three months. They would analyze it and we would come up with a SOW [statement of work] so that everyone was in agreement on what we were going to do and about how long it would take. Then we would start knocking it out. We just changed to a different model, though, and brought on a team full-time. We’ve now moved to more of a dedicated model where we have three developers, a project manager, and a QA resource on their side.

How did you come to work with iLeaf Solutions?

It really goes back several years before I even joined the company. I had startups of my own, and we were doing a native iOS application with a lot of geolocation based stuff. We had outsourced work to an individual in China who stopped returning our calls.

We did another round of interviews. We came across iLeaf and I discussed the possibility of working with Jaison [CEO]. They were able to pick up that source code and we were actually able to get that app finished up and pushed out in the market. We worked with Jaison on that a handful of years, so my history with them goes back pretty far.

When we didn’t have the resources in-house, I recommended them to our CEO. It’s been about a year now, and they got our grants manager app to a production-ready state. When it comes down to it, they’ve always been reliable.

How much have you invested with iLeaf Solutions?

I think $10,000–$50,000 is an acceptable range.

What is the status of this engagement?

We began working with them in March or April of 2016. We’ve launched the product to clients. We ramped things up to a dedicated team model, so we are looking at fairly continuous aggressive development until at least the beginning of 2018.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Our engineering team had some hands-on experience in database architecture and general guidance, so there’s been a lot of collaboration there. Everyone’s happy from a code and architecture perspective. The company and the clients that we serve are generally happy with the look and feel and functionality of the app.

How did iLeaf Solutions perform from a project management standpoint?

They’ve definitely been really good about communication. We’re both working on opposite ends of the day so I’ve never really had any complaint about availability, whether that’s us chatting with them at night or them chatting with us in the morning. Tools like JIRA, if utilized well, make everything extremely easy. They’ve been proficient at leveling those tools.

As we’ve gone along and gauged a little bit of our velocity, we’ve been able to stagger our deadlines. We made the beta that we needed to push out on time and moved it to production when we needed it to move, so everything was generally done on time.

What did you find most impressive about iLeaf Solutions?

Communication and general documentation. They’re always very helpful and happy to send across a ten-page deck for anything that we’re discussing. They’ve been great.

Are there any areas iLeaf Solutions could improve?

Not necessarily. For this project and the team that we have here, we’ve addressed a lot of things and just seen the improvements in them. A lot of that’s just on communication and how we handle all the different tasks and everything. We had some comments about midway through, and everything’s settled out just fine.

5.0
Overall Score They’ve saved me quite a few times.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Everything’s been met on time.
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    They’ve always been good.

iPad App Dev for Education Company

"They don’t just execute our requests; they add value to our business."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Nov. 2014 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

iLeaf Solutions develops an educational app with a universally appealing UI/UX, leveraging native iOS features along with extensive custom coding to create an interactive product. 

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Philip Cowell
CEO, Yufi
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Thanks to the team’s trustworthiness and flexibility, the feature-rich app now incorporates complex capabilities like device syncing and blog integration. iLeaf Solution’s ability to hit the ground running and strategic use of management tools continue to support a productive relationship.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

Yufi is an educational technology, limited liability company registered in Hong Kong. Now four years old, we specialize in creating apps and software that allow younger users (as young as age four) to post work to their blog at school. We are a small startup company with four initial investors and co-founders. I’m the CEO of the company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with iLeaf Solutions?

With iLeaf Solutions, our objective was to develop an iPad application that was a blogging platform for students of different age groups. The most challenging part was the UI/UX and the usability, as it needs to be appealing to all user types. Also, the platform supports features such as in-app viewing of blogs, commenting, privacy controls, and syncing between iPads.

In the search for a quality mobile development team, we reached out to iLeaf Solutions. They had a good understanding of our industry and product goals, which made them an ideal development partner. They hit the ground running and impressed us with their professionalism and technical expertise. As a startup, we change directions. The ability to accommodate those changes while continuing to execute within tight timelines was really a challenging task that they addressed well. They felt like part of our team and addressed all of our requirements in a well-optimized manner. iLeaf’s engineers have played an essential role in the evolution of our product. 

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

The project involved building a feature-rich iOS native app with challenging UI/UX features. It’s basically an education app with multiple sub-platforms that create an interactive informative system. The app needed to be able to support multiple user roles and connection scenarios. It also needed a robust backend with a well-designed database and web services to support the logic, data feed, and user actions within the app.

The app was designed in accordance with the features that Easy Blog was seeking to build, including supporting multiple sub domains, user roles, and the unique blogging feature that allows people to create a narrative through written content, photos, and video. Native iOS features were leveraged along with extensive custom code to make the application work. For the backend, WordPress technology was used, along with custom design and implementation to achieve the desired functionalities and behavior. iLeaf was involved from the conceptualization to implementation of the project, resulting in a robust, scalable application.

They utilized WordPress, PHP, and MySQL for the web application. They used Objective-C, Swift, and Core Data for the iOS application.

How did you come to work with iLeaf Solutions?

We were looking for a development partner we could trust with our big ideas and limited resources. It was through a reference that we reached out to iLeaf. We had a slow start with some pilot tasks, and they delivered with outstanding quality in a timely manner. We had a bad experience with outsourcing previously where we ended up with a poor delivery and coding standard. iLeaf helped us by reviewing the existing code base and addressed the drawbacks, equipping us with a stable first product. They became our official development partners from there.

How much have you invested with iLeaf Solutions?

We have spent between $50,000 and $150,000 with them.

What is the status of this engagement?

This is an ongoing project. 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

In the initial stages of the engagement, a Time and Materials development model was adopted where 100–120 hours per month per resource was utilized. But, as the project development appreciated, iLeaf suggested that a DTM [dedicated team model] was more effective to achieve our anticipated goals, and now that’s what we have in place for our projects. The team is a combination of project management, mobile development, web development, QA, and UX/UX professionals. Our initial release was with very minimal features, and currently we have seven feature-rich applications in stores.

We had no hesitations in suggesting iLeaf Solutions to some of our acquaintances who had mobility development requirements, and we always hear good news about their collaborations.

How did iLeaf Solutions perform from a project management standpoint?

A good project management process is the key to any software project’s success, and iLeaf does this exceedingly well. We are extremely happy with the project management process at iLeaf. The Technology Project Managers understand the ins and outs of the software infrastructure, and they direct us in the right path. They are familiar with several project management tools and processes that make the project development process efficient and effective for us.

What did you find most impressive about iLeaf Solutions?

iLeaf has made the necessary effort to understand our business. They don’t just execute our requests; they add value to our business. The team always has a positive attitude and can pull it together quickly to meet last-minute changes and deadlines. Their team’s technical expertise, customer focus, and flexible approach are truly commendable. Throughout the course of the project, iLeaf has focused on the benefits of the solution to the customer's business. Their iterative development approach to mitigate risks has been one of the best that we’ve witnessed. The key to our successful interactions has been their project manager's ability to understand our needs through regular meetings and effectively translate these requirements to the tech team.

Are there any areas iLeaf Solutions could improve?

No. They are capable, and we are pretty happy with their professional approach. 

5.0
Overall Score Apart from their dedication, our iLeaf programmers have really given us a sense that we’re working as a team. Their communication is excellent, and their flexibility has been a real asset to us as switched jobs mid-task. They are a pleasure to work with.
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Although at times iLeaf has found it difficult to meet deadlines, I think this is due to someone underestimating how complex a job may be or facing unforeseen huddles. iLeaf’s ability to finish projects in a timely manner is within industry norms.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Without iLeaf and their pricing, our project would never have left the ground.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    To reach our goals, Western-based companies were simply out of the question with the prices they charge. It’s no exaggeration to say that our complex project would’ve never been achieved without iLeaf.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Web & Mobile App Dev for Events Social Media Platform

"There was never a time where I needed a resource for something and they couldn’t get it for me."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Sept. 2015 - Nov. 2016
Project summary: 

iLeaf Solutions created a social events app (iOS and Android) using a small-scale prototype to implement new specifications and designs. The team also developed a frontend web version from scratch. 

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
San Francisco, California
President, Events Social Media Platform
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

After an initial soft launch, the app has attracted user interest during the currently restricted beta period. iLeaf Solutions successfully met demanding technical requirements in delivering a functional solution, completing all tasks on time and at a competitive price point.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

The company is creating a platform that helps users organize events and keep memories of those events by taking pictures or short videos. I’m the president.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with iLeaf Solutions?

iLeaf Solutions helped me create the applications, using my designs and the like, for both the Android and iOS platforms. 

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

For the iOS app, there was an app that was already existing. However, it was only doing 60% of what I wanted it to do. I redesigned the app completely using an outside designer, and then I provided iLeaf Solutions both with the design and the code at the time when I started working on that. I explained to them what the app should be doing. They worked a specification and started development for iOS. Then, when the iOS app was almost ready, we did the same with Android. The same designer that did the iOS also did the Android equivalent. There wasn't any code to start with for the Android version, but they already had the iOS code, so they recreated the code or the platform for an Android platform. iLeaf Solutions didn't have any creative input in the look and feel. It was more that they were implementing the design created by other designers from a programming perspective. I also created a web version of the platform, and the designers of iLeaf Solutions did that one from scratch. It was a frontend web app developed on ReactJS.

As to the specific functionalities we wanted for the apps, we needed to be able to communicate through a JSON API through the backend. We needed to be able to take pictures. The way it works is a user sets up an event and invites friends and family or whoever they want, and then all those invitees or guests are able to take pictures and post them automatically to the backend (S3). Then, all those assets are used by the person who actually sets up the event to curate an album that's going to be publishable, both through the platform and emails. They needed to be able to, in terms of the app specifically, have the app work with the backend but also take and send pictures directly. The pictures didn't go through the backend, so the backend would provide the URL for S3. They would be able to put that directly to S3, work on the security aspects in terms of logging in and off, and also restrict access to the images.

I want to say around probably five or six people that were at different times involved with the project on different things. I had at least two on iOS, one on Android, and one designer for the web interface. Sometimes, they would also have someone, on an hourly basis, help me with AWS [Amazon web services] tasks or issues that I had because I did the backend myself. They had enough resources for whatever I needed, and I just requested the resources on an as-needed basis.

How did you come to work with iLeaf Solutions?

It was through a recommendation. They had already worked with a friend of mine. He had worked with independent developers before, and he wanted a company that had more resources and could move faster. He was really satisfied with their performance, so he told me about them when he knew that I was looking for similar services. I started working with them, did a few tests, and was satisfied with the quality of the work. That’s how I decided to proceed with them.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with them in September or October of 2015. I had a few things I would want to change on a piecemeal basis, but they wrapped the last task in November or December of 2016. That one project has been completed, but there are a few others that I’m starting right now; we're in the initial processes of getting those going. Those are not entirely completed; it's just that for now I've stopped investing in the development, but it's operational/working. There are a few more things I want to do but I’m postponing until the end of the year. 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

I don’t have any measurable results at this point because I did a soft launch of the app. That's why I want everything to remain private because there are many things that are happening right now. I still have a full-time employer who is in a different industry, but it's a very regulated industry. I was basically asked by my employer to stop working on it. I didn’t go ahead and launch everything publicly with marketing and whatever is needed. I stalled that for now. It's still going to happen by the end of the year. That's why I was saying earlier that there may be some more to do toward the end of the year, but I had to stop everything, and that's exactly why I want it to remain private.

In terms of all the functionalities that I was expecting the apps to be able to do, they met those standards. People were able to use them in the way that I expected them to be used. Everyone who has seen it was very enthusiastic about it and really liked it, but that's a very limited sample from word of mouth. It's basically friends and family who all used it before I shut it down. It was basically in beta and was restricted, so I had to allow every single person who’s going to the platform to join. I was getting interest from many people—maybe like 50 people talking about it—but then I had to stop before I could really launch it.

How did iLeaf Solutions perform from a project management standpoint?

I think they do quite well, and I tend to be a little demanding. Because I was on my own, working on the project from the company standpoint, sometimes I would be a bottleneck, but they really performed well from their part. They were able to meet the deadlines I set for them for the various milestones and the eventual wrapping of the project.

In the beginning, I had to set expectations on response time, keeping me up to date where they were, and letting me know if there were any hiccups during the project. It did not appear that it was going to be the case (maybe I'm just too demanding). But, once I communicated that and set those expectations, their response time was very quick. As I said, whenever there was a bottleneck, it was mostly on my part because I was doing many things at the same time and didn't have the time to focus.

We communicated with Skype and email. I would mostly communicate with the project manager on an ongoing basis, with Jaison [CEO, iLeaf Solutions] every once in a while (when needed), and sometimes with developers.

What did you find most impressive about iLeaf Solutions?

I've worked with independent contractors, both here in the US and abroad, and I would say that they are extremely reliable. Some of the things that I really appreciated because they really fit my profile are their flexibility, helpfulness, and resourcefulness. I would spend weeks where they needed me to provide something, and I just couldn’t because I don't have the time, and I wouldn't be penalized for that financially. For someone who's trying to build something on the side, that's a very important trait. I really appreciated that. There was never a time where I needed a resource for something and they couldn’t get it for me. I think that they have some relationships with some other firms that do different things: if I needed something that was not necessarily in their area of expertise, they would find a sister company or a partner on their end that would help me get what I needed.

Are there any areas iLeaf Solutions could improve?

Nothing really comes to mind right now. Not all the developers are very fluent, but I saw it more as a cost of doing business with outsourcing or offshoring. Most of them are fluent, so I was able to communicate directly with them, but sometimes I just had to make sure that the project manager was also there. Sometimes, I needed to communicate something directly to the developer because I wanted it to go faster. Those calls could take a little bit longer because it would take more time to communicate since English may not have been the developer’s first language. Although they would all understand me and speak, they weren't as fluent as I would have liked. Those processes or calls may take a little bit longer, but I saw that as normal. It wasn't a big problem for me. 

5.0
Overall Score There are some hiccups. It's not perfect, but personally I was absolutely fine with some of the small drawbacks. When I look at their cost, efficiency, ability to meet the deadline, and so forth, I think the small things don't really matter.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They had developers work on weekends sometimes when needed.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They’re very cost-efficient, and I'm comparing it to other developers that I've worked with abroad (some in Europe) or in the US.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They're always on time and did everything to deliver what I needed when I needed it.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I've done that already, and I keep working with them.

Android Dev for Radio Station

"It’s a smooth and easy communication process, and iLeaf Solutions remained responsive and fast."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Apr. - July 2014
Project summary: 

iLeaf Solutions supplied Android development expertise for a radio app, supporting music streaming and podcast functions by transferring source code to Java to replicate the iOS product. 

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Zurich, Switzerland
Director of Marketing, Radio Station
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The Android app has achieved an impressive download count with a 4.5-star user rating, thanks to iLeaf Solutions’ high-quality code. Their rapid responsiveness and effective project structuring contributed to a successful engagement. 

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

We are a large Swiss radio station in the German part of Switzerland. I’m the head of digital services. 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with iLeaf Solutions?

We try to handle as much development as possible without the use of an agency, but there are certain areas for which we don’t have the right abilities. In our case, we needed an Android application and don’t have any Java developers.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

iLeaf Solutions wasn’t involved in the creative process. We showed them our iOS app and requested a replica for Android. We gave iLeaf Solutions our source code, which they transferred to Java.

Our app is mainly used for listening to the radio station. A second functionality is providing podcasts for news and shows through which people can listen to prior broadcastings. There is also a forecast tab that shows weather conditions, as well as a Twitter feed. We also needed an integration for push notifications.

How did you come to work with iLeaf Solutions?

I found iLeaf Solutions on oDesk; the company’s descriptions, as well as our conversations with their principal, seemed promising. I had worked with them before this on a private project. They did a very good job there, so we decided to give iLeaf Solutions a chance on our radio app.

How much have you invested with iLeaf Solutions?

The cost of iLeaf Solutions’ work has been between $3,000 and $4,000 overall.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with iLeaf Solutions in 2014. The project had a 3-month duration. 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We didn’t have an Android app before the one built by iLeaf Solutions, so I couldn’t reference any measurements for comparison. We were very pleased with our download count, as well as with the Google Play rating. I believe that the app has around 4.5 stars.

How did iLeaf Solutions perform from a project management standpoint?

We are satisfied with iLeaf Solutions, but we did have some issues with overcoming the work style differences. We’ve had a bit of a trial period in order to see what everyone’s work style was. It was our first time working with an agency from another country, so there was some experience to be gained on both sides in working across different locations, time zones, and languages. It was interesting to figure out.

What did you find most impressive about iLeaf Solutions?

We are very happy with how everything turned out. It’s a smooth and easy communication process, and iLeaf Solutions remained responsive and fast. They’ve done a great job.

Are there any areas iLeaf Solutions could improve?

Overall, we’ve very happy, and I don’t think there’s much room for improvement on iLeaf Solutions’ side. One tiny area with which we’re still struggling is exchanging code. We do post on GitHub, but we would have liked something similar to TestFlight on iOS for our Android beta APKs [Android package kits]. We usually receive deliverables via email, but that means that we have to upload the work on our servers manually. It’s not a big issue at all, though. 

4.5
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    The cost is fair, but the communication can be difficult at times. Even though we may lose some time, iLeaf Solutions is fair in calculating hours.
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    iLeaf Solutions has delivered quickly, and the quality of the code is very good. The project is well-structured.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer