Pioneers in mobile applications development

iLeaf Solutions Pvt. Ltd. has been developing applications since 2007. iLeaf’s years of experience helps us provide quality products to our clients. Our development team treats each project with delicacy, thoroughness, and sensitivity. This includes ongoing conversations with clients to make sure our results matches our clients expectations.

The application market has grown. And we have grown with it. iLeaf is well-versed in all aspects related to this tech sector. Our competitive edge is our specialization in certain areas like In fitness, social networking, entertainment, communication/chat, eCommerce, education, utilities, travel, wearables, games and more.

We understand that developing an app or website is daunting. There is a huge disparity between having an idea and making that idea a reality. That’s why we hold your hand every step of the way--from the initial stages to the polishing the final touches.

Technologiles we work with

Mobile:
iOS(iPhone, iPad Apps)
Android
React native

Web:
JavaScript Technologies:
MEAN Stack,
Node.js, Ember.JS, Angular.js
CoffeeScript, Handlebars,Sails.js, Meteor, Jade, Socket.io, Backbone.js,
jQuery,

HTML5, CSS3, BootStrap, SAAS, LESS, Responsive frontend development

PHP:
Laravel, Yii PHP Frameworks
Magento, PHPFox, Prestoshop

Backend:
NoSQL - MongoDB, CouchDB, PostgreSQL, MySQL
Cassandra, SQLite,
Cloud Based Applications, Apache Solr, Amazon Web services, Heroku, Rackspace

Google Maps, Earth, Twilio, payment gateways, and many more

Domains
Social Applications, Enterprise Social solutions, Healthcare, Travel, Fitness, BigData Analytics, SaaS Development

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

Portfolio

Key clients: 

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

 

 

Roost

The Roost app lets you set up and stay informed about the status of your Roost Smart Devices. Through this app, users can connect their Roost Smart Device to WiFi and activate the smart devices features, including receiving smartphone alerts while away and being notified about low-battery status.

Ozone App

Ozone App gives you the space to let your creativity free. It features one of the best visual editing interfaces with a standout presentation style of your content. Posting on Ozone is different from any other place you’ve seen. You can upload multiple photos and videos in a single post, customize the layout and share it in a single go. Follow your friends and creatives worldwide to see what they’re up to. You need to be

inspired, in order to inspire, right?

Features:
* Make collections of photos & videos in a single post with intuitive & customizable layouts. Tell stories with grace & share them quickly through social media.

* Discover creative people all across the globe with our smart feed. The feed is tailored to give you the content you want.

* Auto-hashtags! No need to worry about what hashtags to use, our bot will suggest tags to you based on the content you want to upload.

* Looking for a dancer in your area? Or a photographer? Maybe a music producer to work with? No worries - we gotchu! Swipe left on the home screen and search away!

Airgym

Discover the next best fitness app that allows you to make money with your current home fitness space. Meet like minded people by posting your fitness space to a community of fitness enthusiasts, business travelers, vacationers and neighbors who want to work out closer to home. So easy to use! If you own a garage gym, basement gym or space in or outside your house that you train in, this app is built for you. Locate verified

Home Gyms to take your work out to the next level. Stop wasting time driving to the gym when the gym could be in your neighborhood. Meet neighbors who have the same equipment as those “big box” gyms and get the same workout at a fraction of the price.

Go App

Discover the World one swipe at a time using the Go travel app. Explore pristine, secluded beaches, tropical island getaways, the best mountain ski runs or simply find the most popular hotels, bars & restaurants to visit on your next holiday.

The Go travel app provides awesome travel inspiration and helps you decide where to travel to next as you discover amazing places you never knew existed or had never

considered visiting.…

Leasy

The Leasy app makes it easy for you to be a good tenant with features such as:
Maintenance request centre
Rental and utility payments portal
Messaging centre
Appointment and inspection calendar
Notifications and reminders
Digital property condition reports
Automatically generated reports, logs and ledgers
Secure document storage
Rental history profile

Odd Prophet

Oddprophet provides a solution for the easy and transparent tracking and objective evaluation of forecasts. It’s a platform for prophecies, the content of which is added by the users themselves. Predictions are captured in the form of clear statements about future outcomes including the timeframe the prediction relates to and the user’s opinion about the probability of such a statement being true. The app evaluates prophecies

through an objective scoring system, it enables users to share their prophecy, to see others’ and to create channels based on topics or interests. Finally, in addition to evaluating users’ prophecy through the scoring system, the app will compare the users’ performance to other users through rankings and other measures.

Woooba

Woooba is an app for Basket ball player. App will let users create your own basketball profile, then search to find more places and people to play.
Don't see a court on the Map that you know? Click and Create a private one!

Use WOOOBA to keep your basketball life connected, visible and online; then go play offline.
Organise your pickup games or practices without a flurry of emails.
Know who

is a no-show and who's going to show-up.

From the couch to the court, we make organising your favourite sport, as fun as playing it.
 

Radio Bern

RADIO BERN1 relies on a lot of variety with the biggest hits from four decades and the best pop and rock songs from today - in short "Musig where it brings." With the app you can not only enjoy the music program, but also simultaneously hear current podcasts, press yourself as a reporter or take a look at our Facebook page.

Couple Ship

CoupleShip app will help couples to find the another perfect couples in town who are like them and simply looking for friendship with other couples. Once they match up and become "BCFFL"(Best Couple Friends For Life), they can do so much fun stuff around town such as:

- Eat Out Together.
- Go to Movies, Concerts, Plays Together.
- Go on an adventure together (Think Camping, Fishing, Hiking, Trips,

etc).
- Go to Local Events around town (Wine Tasting, Art Exhibits, Sporting Events, etc).
- Have a BBQ or Picnic Together.

Swiper for Android Wear

Swiper has been designed and built as a standalone game for the new Android Wear watch! This game fits the Android Wear form factor and experience perfectly. Works with both square and round Wear watches and adapts to the Motorola 360 round interface!

You have 30 seconds to swipe the card in the right direction as fast as you can! Red card - swipe right, Green - swipe left, Blue - swipe down, Yellow - swipe up.

The game keeps track of your top high scores for you to compare with your friends. Super challenging and addictive!

TWO CHALLENGING CARD DECKS INCLUDED
Deck #1: Swiper Deck
Level: Beginner
Description: The default Swiper deck of cards includes Red, Blue, Yellow and Green cards

Deck #2: Bad Arrows
Level: intermediate.

Deck #3: Bad Words
Level: Intermediate
Description: This deck has the wrong color written on the card! Can you ignore the bad words and still swipe the card in the right direction? Focus on color over text for this deck!

Swiper for Android Wear now has Leaderboards! On the high score screen click on the Google Play Leaderboard icon (controller) to share your high scores with your friends!

You can now share your high score screen on social media sites. Click the sharing button on the high score screen and send a picture of your high scores plus a caption for Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

Canvazone

Canvazone is a professional social network app, that will be using a unique algorithm to make it easier for creative professionals to connect and collaborate in the industry. Also allowing them to own and control their published content. The users get the opportunity to monetize their content by partnering up with advertisers and brands through influencer marketing. They get access to all analytical data of their followers,

which gives them the possibility to optimize posts for maximum extent. In addition, they can use this data to strategically plan tours, sales & marketing.
The photo and video posts are uploaded in a flexible grid-like timeline. It is flexible in the way it’s being uploaded: multiple photos/videos in one post, resized and ordered, limited solely by the user’s creative mind. It’s a creative way to express yourself, while giving fantastic advertising opportunities to brands and advertisers.
In addition to that, the feed is 100% customizable according to the user’s needs. If you’re interested in seeing content of Dancers & Artists only in your feed, from a specific geographic location; you have the option to do that!

Propose

Popose is an iPad application. This app is great for fashion design students, fashion professionals, and fashion enthusiasts who need to create inspirational boards and sketches on the go. You can import croquis sketches to the pad and quickly sketch designs using tools suck as charcoal, pencil, pen, paint brush and marker. You can create mood boards to show the inspiration behind your sketches. You can also make tech sheets

for quick send off. There is also an organize feature that allows you to flip through your pad and mood boards to mix and match your work to create the perfect presentation board. You can export your sketches, boards and presentations to email or to social sites for peer review and discussion!

Tarot Euroresidentes

Tarot is a card game. Check tarot cards and get answers to the issues you care about or care about.

6 different themes, about 100 more than 900 questions and possible answers.

Topics *** ***

* Work / Study
* Love
* Money
* Health
* Family
* Friends

6 game modes *** ***

* Circulation: Ask a general question, choose three

cards from the deck and get a response Tarotista.
* Tarot 2014: Get your prediction for 2014.
* Letter of the Day: Choose a letter to find out which day you have today.
* Your Letter: Find out when your letter as your date of birth.
* Arcana: Check the meaning of the 22 Major Arcana of the Tarot.
* Information: Learn about Tarot and rolls.

Quick Save

Quick Save lets you repost your favorite Instagram photos and videos.

1) Repost / Save / Share any Video or Photo of yours.
2) Repost / Save any Video or Photo you’ve posted.
3) Repost Images & Videos.
4) Favorite / Save Photos so you can repost them on another day.
5) Browse by Tags to find Interesting pictures and Videos to Repost.
6) Browse by User to find interesting pictures

and Videos to Repost.
7) Browse by Following / Followers to find awesome pics and vids.
8) No Watermark at all.

Best Instagram Photo & Video Saver - It’s simple and Free.

Please Note: An Instagram account is required. This app is not associated with Instagram.

Awesome VideoFuze Editor - A Better Video Collage Maker

VideoFuze helps you create remarkable video collages with ease. You can even enhance the collage with music from your own playlist! Want to tell a story by playing the videos in a sequence? Just push the sequence to ON and the app will not only run your videos in a sequence, but will also auto time the video for Instagram saving you a lot ‘cropping time’ as you publish. With the in-app sharing feature you can share your video

collage with ease on Facebook and Youtube as well.

Making your VideoFuze is super addictive and completes in just 3 simple steps:
1.Select a collage of your choice and pick a video from your camera roll, or shoot one for each frame.
2.Add background music if needed.
3.Share your story on Instagram, Facebook, Youtube, or just save it to your camera roll to watch on a rainy day.
YES, it’s that simple! In just 3 easy steps, you can become the next Steven Spielberg! OK, maybe not… but you can still have tons of fun while your creative collages become the buzz among your friends.

MeMeYourPhotos

MemeYourPhotos is a free app that lets you turn your photos and videos into memes that you can share via Instagram, Facebook, Imgur, text, and e-mail. The app is available on iOS.

Memes are like inside jokes, and so are the photos on your camera roll. We created MemeYourPhotos to give you the ability to bring out the humor in your photos and videos.

Timekiosk Livebooking

Timekiosk Live Booking is a free app which will allow its users to book appointments with any Saloon in their area which are powered with "Timekiosk Software System".

Timekiosk Live Booking also allow the user to book appointment for the family members.

Timekiosk Live Booking app will also allow the user to get reminder notifications & messages regarding their appointment.

/> Timekiosk Live Booking app will automatically sync with the "Timekiosk Calendar" of the selected saloon which makes the appointment "confirmed" right away.


Key Features:

> Easy registration process
> Search saloon at your area
> Sort & Store prioritized saloons & specialists
> Easy navigation between treatments & services
> Easy navigation of date & time slot
> Immediate booking confirmation with reference number
> Automatic Booking reminder notificatio

Taximity

Taximity is a ride sharing platform, similar to Uber, where users can post their free seats up for grabs and riders can look for seats.

Our efficient route boxing algorithm finds you a route not far away from your current place. Search for route from A to B and also select the route you want to go on. Yathra has you covered.

Know Drugs

KnowDrugs shows the latest drugchecking / pill testing results from around the world and provides information on substances their effects and risks. The app offers offers a directory of drug counselling services practicing harm-reduction and addiction prevention.

Earigami

Earigami is a fun voice-texting app that lets you say it how you mean it by recording and enhancing audio messages to send to your friends in just 3 easy steps.

1. Search for and add your friends on Earigami to start chatting with them.
2. Record an audio message (up to 9 seconds)
3. Filter your message by adding Earimojis, which are background sounds. You can trim the Earimojis, such as clapping or

a barking dog, to make them as short or as long as you want.

Instamatch

Matchmaking between Friends.

Select 2 of your Friends and Match them, so they can go out on a date.
Rate and comment on the couples your Friends created.
Match three couples and you are guaranteed a place in heaven.

Zomongo

Save on all your favorite brands in the palm of your hand with the Zomongo ZTV app.

ZTV gives you valuable coupon offers from your favorite brands and loads them right into your mobile device! No work necessary. Unbelievable savings, only a click away. Start saving today on all your favorite products.

Foodilog

Foodilog is here to help foodies & restaurants share and make the most of their dining experiences!

Foodilog helps you easily find great restaurants & dishes!
• Restaurant listing & Menu Information = EASY NAVIGATION!
• See what other Foodilog users thought & their pics.
• Pictures are worth 1,000 words!

One-click posts to networks you select: Facebook, Twitter,

Pinterest, and Weibo!
• Apply filters to make your photos look great.
• Automatically include all user inputs in the comments/descriptions of social posts!
Don’t worry! Dishes with no photo are excluded from your Social Media posts!

We want to hear what you didn’t like too!
• Smart decisions don’t come from one-sided views.
• Fellow foodies want to know what to order AND what to avoid!

We make it easy for Restaurant to engage & learn from you!
• Free Foodilog engagement tools for restaurants.
• Foodilog can also help restaurants use your feedback to improve!

Roomvine

Roomvine lets you chat, share information and meet people at the same place as you.

Connect with people around me and engage in anonymous chat with Roomvine! Roomvine is private messaging app that allows you to talk to strangers around you. You can use this app in events, campus, dorm chat, talk to nearby friends, meet people near me, and to find dates. Since your real name is hidden, there is no awkwardness and

you can talk more openly. There are many other features that make this chatting local app so fun to use. Read more to find out why you need to install Roomvine on your phone!

Sometimes we feel like engaging in random chatting and talk to strangers to get to know them. We want to expand our social circle or perhaps we just want to talk and meet people around me. If you’re new at college you might want to join in a dorm chat to make friends. Sometimes we want to get to know people near me to find dates and meet nearby friends. Technology has made it easier with us to chitchat and connect with people. What are the best anonymous messaging app to use in that situation? The app must enable you to engage in anonymous messaging to prevent awkwardness, especially when you’re shy. This is why we create Roomvine, a chatting local application with many interesting features focusing on helping you connect with people around me in various ways anonymously.

Allmand

An app designed for those who need to light large areas for construction, special events, mining, energy production or any number of other applications.
Simply locate the area that needs to be lit on the satellite image, define the boundaries of the area and then virtually set up portable light towers to determine the placement, quantity and light configuration that most efficiently illuminates the work site to the

desired level of illumination, measured in foot-candles (fc).
Visually compare on the same image the light output and illumination area of Allmand 1250 watt metal halide light towers versus the typical 1000 watt configurations offered by other manufacturers.
After determining the number of towers needed, sales, rental or other specific information may be requested, or the Allmand website with full specs, sales literature and parts/operators manuals may be accessed directly from the app.
The Android app even includes a “hidden” flashlight mode on the initial screen to help light your way in the dark.

Entrade

EnTrade is a trading application. It does not provide signals for all products in the market. Currently, EnTrade provides signals for roughly 30 Futures and FX products. Futures products include Indices, Soft Commodities, Energy and Metals. For the list of products, please download the EnTrade App, sign up and have a look at the disclaimers page.
Notifications should be received on your mobile phones within a minute from

the time the EnTrade team receives a signal from its models. In the event you decide to follow the signal, you can then place the trade via your own trading systems or brokers.
EnTrade app has a Trade History page that displays its past 100 trades for you to get a feel on the signals generated by its models. The EnTrade team is open and transparent about past trades so potential users can decide better, whether this app suits their trading style.
Last but not least, EnTrade employs stop loss strategies. There is no trading strategy that works 100% of the time. Risk management and sizing of trades are just as important as the entry and exit signals. I urge self-discipline for all users of EnTrade.

AIMS (Ancillary Inspections App)

AIMS is an iPad application for the inspections of Non-Powered Ancillaries (NPA's)

Radio Zürisee

Radio Zürisee one of the strongest private radio stations in Switzerland and served more than 220,000 listeners the best earwigs.

Radio Zürisee apps allows anyone to enjoy anywhere, anytime on the radio with the greatest variety of music and news.

In addition, there are current podcasts to simultaneously hear a live video stream directly from the Radio Zürisee Studio and local weather forecasts

from Meteo SRF.

*** Features ***
- Player with title display and Covers
- Live Video Stream
- Last played
- Podcasts
- Local weather forecasts
- Push messages
 

Huddlon

Huddlon offers you a simple way to create and share memories with your family and friends.

Whenever you have a planned or spontaneous gathering with friends and family and you want to keep memories thereof, start a "huddle", invite friends and family, Et Voila!

Each guest will receive an email invite. Guests who accept the invite can use the Huddlon app to post pictures that they snap to the huddle you

created. They can keep each particular picture public or private.

Ultimately, all public pictures are combined in a collective album that you, the creator of the huddle, can curate. Every guest has access to the curated album and can share it with any one.

Bounts

Bounts is a free Fitness Rewards App.

Create a bounts account and link your favourite exercise apps and devices to start earning bounts points. The bounts shop has real world rewards from the high street to international brands.

Backed by the University of Oxford and the European Space Agency with the goal of motivating people to get fit.

Every activity you complete at the Gym, leisure centre or

tracked on a fitness app or device counts on your bounts score.

Convert your bounts into high street vouchers, discounted sports equipment and much more. All for just exercising. Best of all its free.

Checkin at venue and with instructors:
- Scan the special QR codes at venues
- Link your gym membership 

Easy Blog

Easy Blog Jr is the easiest blog uploader available. Designed by teachers for early childhood and elementary classes, its simple interface ensures that children as young as 4 are able to easily post photos, video and voice-over-photos to a Wordpress or Edublogs blog. Older users can also publish text based posts. For Google Blogger users, check out our Easy Blogger Jr app.

Key features:
- Create and post photo,

video or text
- Designed for shared iPads
- No reading or writing required
- Record voice-over photo
- Dyslexia friendly font
- Young user friendly interface
- Easy teacher setup
- Audio prompts and guide
- Simple, intuitive steps
- Custom designed camera
- Left and right hand option
- Teacher tutorials
- Works with any WordPress and Edublogs blog

MELD

MELD is a dating mobile app designed for the black professional. MELD aims to connect and bring together sophisticated black professionals on one platform for dating discovery. Imagine a mobile platform where singe professionals and/or members of professional organizations such as National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA), National Bar Association (NBA), National Society of Black Engineers(NSBE), National Medical Association

(NMA), HBCUs, and others come to MELD to connect.

1. First time Sign-In with both Facebook and LinkedIn (WE WILL NEVER POST TO YOUR ACCOUNTS)
2. Set up Search criteria
3. Scroll through profiles by either swiping screen up OR pressing the "PASS" button
4. Indicate you "like" a profile by pressing the "MELD" button
5. If "likes" are MUTUAL, you will be matched and can start chatting
6. We respect our users' privacy. MELD will not be sharing who has liked or not liked your profile. MELD will only share who you have matched with

 

Unipocket

College is not all about studying!
It’s more about parties, new & old friends, spontaneity, fun, delicious food and more. Those who experiences are for sure more valuable than statistic lectures!
UniPocket is your university app and a platform for the whole social experience with following features:

+ Events
+ Meet New ...
+ ... Friends around
+ Daily lunch deals
+ Uni

Chat
+ News

Ykings

Ykings PBT is an advanced form of bodyweight training including static & dynamic bodyweight skills. Download the free version and get a glimpse at what Ykings PBT is all about. Encounter free full body workouts and access to specific skill trainings. All workouts and exercises vary in intensity and difficulty & are appropriate for beginners as well as advanced athletes. Get fit, strong and skilled at once.

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Application Dev for Social Media App

"iLeaf Solutions has been stellar in delivering within our schedule and keeping costs low."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Dec. 2016 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Assigned resources from iLeaf took over the ongoing development and maintenance of an existing iOS/Android app, which allows people to create location-based social networks.  

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Pakistan
Founder, Social Media App
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Strengths include the ability to identify areas for improvement and anticipate UX issues, as well as strict adherence to deadlines and budgets. The project team can still become more competitive in terms of design.

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 provide an application that allows people in the same vicinity to interact with each other as well as with local businesses. It’s a social network centered around location, more than on a contact list, as would be the case for Facebook. I am the founder and CEO of the company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with iLeaf Solutions?

We needed help maintaining the app and continuing its development. We had decided to let go of the full-time team and needed some reliable, high-quality developers who could work as needed.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

The product requirements and specs remained my responsibility. When I determine that a feature needs to be implemented or adjusted, I will create product documentation and design, to some extent. iLeaf Solutions would then create high-fidelity designs, come up with technical solutions, and implement them on Android and iOS. They have worked exclusively on our main application.

There has been a lot of optimization involved in the project. iLeaf Solutions has performed a complete QA analysis of the product and identified a lot of hidden bugs and stability issues. They upgraded it to the latest version of Swift and made improvements on the geolocation accuracy. iLeaf Solutions changed our user interface based on my updated requirements, simplifying certain modules. During the first three or four months, iLeaf Solutions worked on identifying what should be changed and maintained in the application. It wasn’t working well when it was first brought to them, but iLeaf Solutions managed to improve its reliability.

They assigned three full-time engineers for iOS and Android, as well as a project manager who interfaced with me. He is the principal of the company, and I can get in touch with him whenever I have a problem. We have also engaged QA resources and a designer, although I do tend to do all the design work myself.

How did you come to work with iLeaf Solutions?

We interviewed around 12 shortlisted companies. iLeaf Solutions seemed to be the company that best met our requirements in terms of technical ability, eagerness and price points.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with iLeaf Solutions around December, and we have an ongoing relationship.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The only thing I could attribute to iLeaf Solutions is timely delivery and the ability to maintain price points. They haven’t had a role in our growth or user retention since they’re not involved in those aspects. iLeaf Solutions has been stellar in delivering within our schedule and keeping costs low.

How did iLeaf Solutions perform from a project management standpoint?

Our three key performance indicators for iLeaf Solutions’ team include the ability to deliver within an aggressive timeline and budget. They have analyzed our problems and discussed solutions with me. We agree on implementations, and I am kept up to date on the progress. We achieved our timelines on 98% of occasions.

We tend to use Trello internally, but it hasn’t been needed in the collaboration with iLeaf Solutions so far. We work on set sprints and maintenance, but there’s no ongoing backlog that would need to be tracked.

What did you find most impressive about iLeaf Solutions?

The main challenge for us has been proactively identifying instabilities and improvement areas. iLeaf Solutions has done better in this task compared with previous teams. Their agility has been good, and the team understands what it means to be a partner rather than an outsourcer who bills the client as much as they can. I appreciate the fact that while I don’t have a very lucrative project, iLeaf Solutions has still done it with full dedication. They never gave me the impression of being deprioritized. They’re out there with anyone I’ve worked with during the last five years.

Are there any areas iLeaf Solutions could improve?

As with 80% of the development firms out there, iLeaf Solutions could always do more on the design front. Their skills are good, but everyone outside of Silicon Valley is one step behind. It may not be realistic advice, but it’s what I’ve been pushing my employees and partners to do. You have to be neck-in-neck with competitors if you want to be a good software company. I would say that iLeaf Solutions is within the 80th percentile, but they need to get to the 90th.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Absolutely.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I would give iLeaf Solutions a maximum rating, but, realistically, I want them to keep focusing on me.

Android App Dev for Exercise App

"They were good with deadlines. They would send me a new build every day with a status report if necessary."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Sept. 2012 - Dec. 2015
Project summary: 

iLeaf Solutions designed and developed an exercise gamification app for Android based on an existing iOS product. They integrated with Android Wear and Google Fit, and offered insight into Android standards.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Silver Spring, Maryland
Boomie Odumade
Co-Founder, Nexercise
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

iLeaf’s suggestions helped get the Android app featured in the Google Play store, leading to more users. iLeaf’s work had significantly fewer bugs than the iOS app; onlookers were shocked at the quality of the code and the relationship. iLeaf integrated with wearables before it was common.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

Nexercise was an app that motivated and awarded the user for exercising. I was the co-founder and VP of engineering.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with iLeaf Solutions?

We had developers working on the iPhone app but I needed help to develop the app for our Android client. I managed the development, the QA, and the deployment of the product. Another developer and I did some of the backend coding on the server.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

The iPhone app already existed so we were trying to duplicate the functionality of that for the Android version. There wasn’t a lot of wireframing at the beginning of the project because we knew what we needed to do. We expected them to give us advice on what Android standards were and they did do that.

There were some Android-only features that we ended up implementing and some of those helped us get featured in Google Play. iLeaf was instrumental in both the design and development of some of those features. I did the final deployment to be able to check on things. There were a few times when it was taking longer for Google Play to propagate which I told them. I did the deployment around when I knew they’d be able to confirm. I would deploy before going to bed and would have iLeaf confirm. If there were any issues, they would look into it and fix it before I got up. I know we were one of the first apps to interface with Android Wear and also interfaced with Google Fit for a competition.

At the peak of development, we had three Android developers and a full-time tester who would test both our iPhone and Android apps.

How did you come to work with iLeaf Solutions?

I was looking for an individual Android developer. I found Jaison on an online platform and thought he was an individual developer but it ended up working out well that they were a company because we could add more resources if we needed to. They were always quick to oblige if we needed more developers. Part of our agreement was that I would have direct access to the developers and they agreed. After that, the next three years were great.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with them in September 2012, and the work was completed in December 2015.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We had way fewer support tickets on the Android version than we had on the iPhone version. We got featured in Google Play twice which leads to an increase in users. While we were actively developing the Android app, it was really outperforming our iPhone app from a usage and user standpoint. We attempted to do a corporate wellness feature but I don’t remember what all the comments were. Google Play will not feature you if you don’t follow a certain set of standards. Last year in June, we took the app out of the App Store. Before that, we stopped innovating and were only fixing critical bugs for nine months.

How did iLeaf Solutions perform from a project management standpoint?

I opted to talk to the developers directly on Slack and Jaison agreed. He was part of the channel, too, and if we needed him we could bring him in. I also communicated with them by email and, on occasion, Skype. If they didn’t reply to my requests within hours, they apologized for the delay. They were very dedicated.

My company was part of Techstars, which is an accelerator, and during the accelerator, we wanted to get a brand-new version of our iPhone and Android app out. iPhone was so far behind that rather than ask the accelerator for another two weeks, my cofounder asked if iLeaf could work through the weekend and we can release the Android version in a couple days while the iPhone version has another week or two. I asked the team and they agreed to do that even though it wasn’t their fault. They were good with deadlines. They would send me a new build every day with a status report if necessary. Nineteen times out of 20, they did it, and the time they didn’t, there was some technical issue that they were trying to resolve.

What did you find most impressive about iLeaf Solutions?

I had some previous experiences that did not go as well as this project did. When we were in the Techstars program, a number of the other startups were shocked that I was able to have such a good working relationship with an outsourced team. I think that’s a credit to them of how much they went above and beyond and how dedicated they were whenever I asked for anything. When I would thank them for the work they were doing, they would say it’s their responsibility.

Are there any areas iLeaf Solutions could improve?

In the beginning, I asked if they were familiar with Bitbucket and the source code control and they said yes but somehow they did something that messed up our repository. I was very upset but they came in over the weekend to fix it. That’s when I asked for direct access to the developers. The relationship didn’t start out that good but they learned from their mistakes and made it one of the best working relationships I’ve ever had.

5.0
Overall Score I want to work with them again; I just need a business idea.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They met the deadline 99% of the time. If they were not going to be able to meet the deadline, they communicated clearly beforehand so there were no surprises.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    We had this built before and I know how much we spent on that. By the time we spent the same amount with them to redo it, we were in a much better place and then we decided to keep innovating.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They take ownership and are part of the project. Their work has consistent quality.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I recommend them all the time.

iOS Product Trio for App Development Company

"What is noteworthy about iLeaf Solutions is that they will continue to work on a task until the problem is solved."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
2014 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

iLeaf Solutions developed three apps by assisting with wireframing suggestions all the way to beta testing. The team continues to support the product trio through design improvements and version updates. 

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Los Angeles, California
CEO, App Development Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The apps have been well-received by users, blog reviewers, and technical experts, earning 5-star ratings and thousands of downloads. iLeaf Solutions' flexibility, intuitive understanding, and proactive workflow strengthen the ongoing 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.

My company develops apps. I’m the CEO. 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with iLeaf Solutions?

We needed to outsource the development of three apps while staying within our budget. We wanted to find talent that could develop the apps in a timely manner. 

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We initially hired iLeaf Solutions in 2014 to clean up the mess that other engineers had made on one of our apps. The app wasn’t even opening and was crashing all the time. They did a great job with that; after we launched that app, we moved on to creating a scheduling app on iOS, which was pretty complex. There were a lot of features that were hard to understand, and I was impressed with how they understood what I wanted and gave suggestions to make the app better.

The third app was an iOS app that is like Snapchat for your voice. All of the apps were coded in Objective-C. We developed the wireframes in-house, and they would look at them with us to make sure they were intuitive. Sometimes, they weren’t, so I’d work with them to find open source to make it more intuitive. They had creative insight into the UX after we received the build, noting if the mockups we made would fit in reality. The head of iLeaf Solutions is Jaison; we worked with a PM and a frontend and backend engineer. Depending on the contract, they also brought in a beta tester. If you want to have them beta test the product, you can, but sometimes I think it’s better to test it yourself since you know what your product does.

When we finished the first version of an app, we would write all the things that needed to be done in the second phase, which would sometimes require us to start from scratch. We would discover those in beta testing.

How did you come to work with iLeaf Solutions?

I found them on Upwork. In their profile, they referred to themselves as something like “engineering rock stars” or something that had a sense of humor. I feel like when you’re developing, you need to have more than a robotic approach to it. Some developers are black and white, but because iLeaf Solutions had humor in their profile, I was drawn to it and felt that they would have these sensibilities and would understand things that weren’t 100% obvious when they developed. They seemed to have a profile that wasn’t just for-hire nine to five; it was more human.

How much have you invested with iLeaf Solutions?

We’ve spent between $10,000 and $50,000 per project.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with them in 2014, and the work is ongoing. 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The last app we made was the biggest app, with thousands of downloads. The app was featured in EK Magazine. We got five-star ratings from app bloggers. The apps were received well by everyday people and also by those who specialize in reviewing, testing, and experiencing apps.

We have something built into the apps where users can send us feedback. We also have automatic crash reports where the user can send the report immediately when the incident happens. We also get feedback where the users give suggestions on how to make the app more intuitive or improve the design. Sometimes we agree with them, and sometimes we don’t; but, we try to accommodate those suggestions when we develop the next version.

How did iLeaf Solutions perform from a project management standpoint?

They did really well. We use Skype to communicate and worked on fixed contracts. Usually, developers will say they’re only getting paid for a certain amount of hours, but iLeaf Solutions would still work overtime. With fixed contracts, I know exactly how much I’m spending, which is advantageous to me. However, when bugs arise and more hours are needed, it’s not as advantageous to iLeaf Solutions. Nevertheless, they’re still willing to work beyond what is required to get the job done. Sometimes, they were working at 2:00 in the morning. Most developers would say, “That’s not my problem. I’ve put in my hours.” But, the value proposition for iLeaf Solutions is, “Let’s get this done because we can’t move on until we do.”

What did you find most impressive about iLeaf Solutions?

Nothing goes as planned when developing apps, and things take longer than they should because bugs arise and take weeks to resolve. What is noteworthy about iLeaf Solutions is that they will continue to work on a task until the problem is solved. I know a lot of engineers who will give up or say it’s out of budget.

Are there any areas iLeaf Solutions could improve?

When you have the timeline set, you try to follow it as closely as possible, but things don’t always go as planned. We had some delays, but that is expected with any agency. 

4.5
Overall Score
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They worked hard and put in their hours to try to meet deadlines. Sometimes, we bit off more than we could chew.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They look at what I present to them, test it, and find ways to do it better. They think of scenarios that I haven’t even thought of yet.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer