From an Idea to an MVP, from an MVP to the Product

Itexus is a one-stop shop for teams of Ruby on Rails, .NET & Mobile developers with a strong focus on custom-tailored enterprise, healthcare and financial apps (including robo-advisors and chat bots). Our specialization includes development, consulting and implementation of:

BUSINESS APPLICATIONS

  • Business Intelligence solutions
  • Business Process Automation
  • Financial applications (FinTech)
  • BIG DATA processing applications
  • Mathematical data processing
  • Enterprise resource planning systems 

WEB APPLICATIONS

  • Brand promotion media
  • Social networks and related applications
  • E-commerce solutions
  • Healthcare matchmaking apps (HIPAA compliant)
  • Entertainment, games and contest websites

MOBILE APPLICATIONS

  • iOS, Android, Windows Phone and cross-platform applications
  • Image processing, recognition and augmented reality
  • Location-based applications
  • Mobile clients to enterprise web portals
  • Social networking apps

DEVELOPMENT FOR STARTUPS

  • Discovery Phase
  • Prototyping
  • MVP development
  • Product development
 
$5,000+
 
$25 - $49 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2014
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Minsk, Belarus
Headquarters
  • Itexus Minsk
    Belarus
    +375 29 153 27 32
other locations
  • Itexus Chicago, IL
    United States
    +1 773 800 28 20

Portfolio

Wiztr

Wiztr is a solution for all the typical problems that coaches and parents may face: the impossibility to track the students' practice routines in between classes, the lack of parenting in the kids studying process, the loss of a student's contact information and etc.

What We Did

>> Web Development

The Itexus team executed such tasks as design & implementation of API to consume by mobile app; found solutions to the specific issues – how to store resource, what gem to use etc.

Used technologies: Ruby on Rails 5, Postresql 9.4, global_phone, aws-sdk, blitline, apitome, rspec_api_documentation, figaro

 

 

Ethnic Chick

E-commerce website based on a fully featured Spree powered platform for the leading online interior décor items provider

What We Did

>> Web Development

Itexus team built a full powered storefront with robust order management system and optional enterprise packaging, quick order processing, powerful split shipment functionality and responsive design for optimal user experience.

Used tools: Ruby, RoR, Spree, Mailchimp api.

SnowBall Effect

Snowball Effect is a charity website aimed at raising funds for Syrian children. It is a seasonal online experience in aid of UNICEF, in which members of the public are invited to throw a virtual £1 snowball at their friends and family via a website and social networks.

What We Did

>> Web Development

The Itexus team deployed a stable and thoroughly-tested release in Ruby on Rails.  Technologies used included Active Admin, Haml, CSS, Javascript, VK API, YouTube API.

Health Data Analytical Platform

myPatientMatch helps users find the patients that have the most in common with them, so they can share health experiences and find unprecedented social support. All health data is anonymized and contributed to patient-centered research.

What We Did

>>> Web Development

The Itexus team was brought in after the MVP for myPatientMatch had been launched.  The site was in Ruby on Rails but the team that had been working on it had trouble with scaling and performance-tuning core features.  The core features we were brought in to repair included a real-time health tracker and data visualization graph, a main page feed with dynamic filters for over 100k posts, a treatment review directory containing thousands of treatment reviews, and a patient-matching algorithm that dynamically matches 5000+ patients based on health profiles. 

We rewrote the entire health tracker in javascript and implemented the 3rd party...

Carte D'Or: Tonight

Brand promotion website

What We Did

>> Web Development

Itexus created a brand promotion website with content management functionality for end-clients and resellers: CMS features, responsive design, SEO optimization.

Used tools: Ruby 2.1.2, Ruby on Rails 4.0.4, Rails Admin, Haml, Devise, MySQL.

Yaystack

Yaystack offers great local deals that are activated by social sharing.  Users can leave reviews for businesses, providing a trusted recommendation system from trusted sources.  Businesses get risk-free, word-of-mouth referrals and access to a broad network of shoppers.  Users can "stack" a deal for later, and also view what their friends are stacking.

 

What We Did

>> iOS Development

Within 10 weeks, we deployed a stable and thoroughly-tested first release.  Initially it was written with Objective C, and later on Swift was integrated and both were used simultaneously.  We implemented a MVVM pattern with ReactiveCocoa along with 3rd party libraries including MagicalRecord, JSONModel, EasyMapping, Heap, Stripe, and HanekeSwift.

Shareity

Shariety is a mobile app helping individuals raise money for a cause. It was created to solve the pain and frustration of volunteer organizers who struggle to collect fees and run fundraising campaigns or the organizations and causes that they love.   Shareity also allows users to display charity badges in their digital signatures.

 

What We Did

>> iOS Development

We deployed a stable and thoroughly-tested first release on iOS.  Technologies used included SoapUI and Sudzc.

NewsPal

NewsPal is an app for listening to the latest news headlines on your favorite topics while driving, commuting, working out, or on-the-go. Users can subscribe to the news channels and listen to them online. There is also an offline mode for listening to downloaded news.

What We Did

>> iOS and Android Development

We deployed stable and thoroughly-tested releases for native iOS and native Android.  The apps use ReactiveCocoa for convenient data monitoring and lightning-fast UI changes.

For iOS, technologies used included Mantle, Harpy, Analitics, THLabel, MBProgressBar, APParallaxHeader, OHHTTPStubs.

For Android, technologies used included SQLite, xwalk_core_library, systembartint.

Other tools we used included AFNetworking, RESideMenu, Reachability, MagicalRecord, OKHTTP.

McDonalds

McDonalds' Augmented Reality app uses image recognition to give customers insight into McDonalds products.  After scanning any product, a customer can see which ingredients and processes are behind it. 

What We Did

>> iOS and Android development

Within 2 months, we deployed a stable and thoroughly-tested native iOS app and Android app.  The team consisted of 1 iOS developer, 1 Android developer, and 1 part-time QA tester.  The core of the augmented reality was implemented with Vuforia SDK.

myPatientMatch

myPatientMatch helps users find the patients that have the most in common with them, so they can share health experiences and find unprecedented social support. All health data is anonymized and contributed to patient-centered research.

What We Did

>> iOS and Android development

We were hired to consult the team on cross-device solutions to deploy iOS and Android apps using a single codebase and build the first release of the app.  The decision came down to Ionic and Xamarin, and we chose Ionic because the in-house team has javascript developers and wanted to take over the app.  (At the time React Native was not available)

Within 8 weeks, we deployed a stable and thoroughly-tested first release.  The technologies used were JavaScript, AngularJS, Ionic, HTML, CSS, Apache Cordova, and Rails for the API.  The health graph was implemented using Highcharts, a 3rd party data visualization Javascript library.  (Note: The app is not in...

Listly

Listly is for lists what Youtube is for videos.

Do you know what's the most prevalent content on the web? More than audio, video, and slides? It's numbered lists! In fact 30% of all content on the Web is in the form of numbered lists... also known as Listicles in pop culture.

Listly makes it easy to make fun lists with a twist. You can embed a Listly anywhere including your own blog. You can ask for contributions from your readers. You can ask them to rank items in your list. You can create conversations around your lists.

What We Did

>> iOS Development

We were hired to build a companion app to the List.ly website with similar functions.   Technologies used included CocoaTouch, CoreLocation, and CoreData.

Reviews

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iOS Ap Dev for Social Lists Company

"The developers who worked on my project were truly concerned about how the product turned out and gave me feedback."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
March 2016-Jan 2017
Project summary: 

Itexus assigned two developers to the project and completely developed a native iOS app using XCode and Objective-C. 

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
Co-founder, Listly
 
Verified
Feedback summary: 

They took the design, asked relevant questions, and were responsive throughout the development process as the project's designs and thinking evolved. They proved to be knowledgeable in iOS development. The app's performance was very good.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

Listly makes social lists on the web. You can embed a Listly anywhere including your own blog. You can ask for contributions from your readers, you can ask them to rank items in your list, and you can create conversations around your lists. I am a co-founder and CEO of the company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Itexus?

Listly has been a popular site for a few years. Our users have been asking us for a mobile app that will help them create lists on the go with the same functionalities they had on browsers. Our challenge was to create an equally compelling experience on mobile.

With a mobile app, Listly can reach out to more users that have transitioned to mobile computing completely. It also allows Listly users to start creating content on the desktop or mobile and continue to enhance the content on the go.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Itexus completely developed our native iOS app using XCode and Objective-C. Itexus assigned two developers to our project. They took the design, asked relevant questions, and were responsive throughout the development process as our designs and thinking evolved.

How did you come to work with Itexus?

I was recommended to Itexus by a friend who had used them on another project. They seemed capable and responsive based on my friend's feedback, so I went with Itexus.

How much have you invested with Itexus?

The cost of Itexus' work was between $10,000 and $50,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

The project is complete, but I am looking to have Itexus work on another round of features, enhancing the app over the next few months.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The app has been recently launched on the App Store, so I can't provide a lot of customer feedback. In terms of developing it within our timeline, I was very happy with Itexus. I've tracked data on the app using Crashlytics. So far, the performance has been very good.

The team we worked with at Itexus was very responsive. They were knowledgeable in iOS development and were flexible and responsive. This was the first app we have ever developed and there was a lot to learn. Itexus was patient as we went through changes to the feature set and had beta users using it for 3–6 months.

The toughest part of the development process was implementing recurring subscription pricing for the App Store and Apple's rules around community features that prevented the app from being approved. There was a lot of learning on how to implement subscription features, and the coordination with the platform features required to make it happen. Since Listly had many community features, we had to go through multiple development cycles to get the app approved with the right controls for them.

How did Itexus perform from a project management standpoint?

I provided the project management and communication tools I was using internally, including GitHub and Slack. Itexus integrated into them and were responsive in getting back to me in terms of communication and code.

What did you find most impressive about Itexus?

The developers who worked on my project were truly concerned about how the product turned out and gave me feedback based on what had worked for them on other projects. They seemed to be involved with what I was trying to build and were very responsive. I never sensed that I was losing them, or that I wasn't able to communicate at any point in the project.

Are there any areas Itexus could improve?

One thing which Itexus could do better, especially for mobile development, is keeping track of App Store rules and regulations for getting an app approved, and providing this info upfront during the development. I would have wanted more guidance in terms of what the latest rules and regulations were, and build those into the product early on.

4.0
Overall Score
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    I'm usually a hard person, and wouldn't give a perfect rating to anyone.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I have recommended Itexus.

eCommerce Development for IT Consulting Firm

"Itexus can write high-quality code. The results were always good, and we've never had any issues."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
Project summary: 

Itexus assigned a team that worked on the development of a Ruby on Rails backend ecommerce system for the consulting firm.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
San Francisco, California
VP Consulting Services, Consulting Firm
 
Verified
Feedback summary: 

Itexus was a very good team to work with. They were reliable and provided accountable resources that worked well with the involved teams. They wrote high-quality code, the results were always good, and the firm never had any issues. 

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

MW2 Consulting is an IT services company. I am the vice president of IT services and e-commerce for the company. We have our own development office in Minsk, where we do work within the e-commerce Magento space.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Itexus?

We needed to develop an e-commerce system for one of our customers.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Itexus developed our Ruby on Rails backend e-commerce system. Over the last year, we've worked with two developers from Itexus' team.

How did you come to work with Itexus?

When one of our customers wanted to build an e-commerce site not using the Magento platform, we started looking around for a partner in the area. We found Itexus, and things have worked out well since that time.

How much have you invested with Itexus?

The cost of Itexus' services has been between $50,000 and $100,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with Itexus around one year ago. The collaboration is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The feedback has been very good. Itexus has reliable and accountable resources who are able to work well with our teams.

How did Itexus perform from a project management standpoint?

Itexus performed well in this regard. We have been using our own instances of JIRA and Confluence. Itexus has been good with communication and adherence to deadlines.

What did you find most impressive about Itexus?

Itexus can write high-quality code. The results were always good and we've never had any issues.

Are there any areas Itexus could improve?

None. We're very happy with Itexus.

5.0
Overall Score They're a very good team to work with.
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Itexus' team is reliable and accountable. We've had constant code reviews and their work rarely got rejected.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    We are a service provider, so we wouldn't want to recommend Itexus too often because we keep them busy ourselves.

Application Upgrade for Millennial Coaching Startup

"Itexus is very easy to work with and they are especially strong collaborators and communicators."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Oct. 2016 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Itexus worked on the coaching startup’s software application to upgrade it to a fully functional version using Ruby on Rails, MongoDB, and CSS.​

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Minneapolis, Minnesotta
Sue Wollan Fan
Founder & CEO, MANGO Connects
 
Verified
Feedback summary: 

The assigned team was easy to work with and they are especially strong collaborators and communicators. They demonstrated flexibility, professionalism, and trust in everything they did, and completed the work on time and within budget.​

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

MANGO is an early stage startup located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Our product is a web-based interactive tool that coaches millennials step-by-step through common professional networking processes.

I am founder and CEO of MANGO.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Itexus?

We developed our initial prototype and beta product over a period of 9 months with a team of development interns. When we officially launched our product, it was clear that we needed to increase the capacity and skills of the development team. The code base was not structured, we didn't adhere to development standards, and we weren't able to complete a critical upgrade to the product. It was time to bring in professionals.

We serve students, recent graduates, and those in the early stages of their careers. It was critical that we release the product upgrade within 8-weeks to coincide with the job search season. Without that upgrade, our startup was unable to market the product to new users.

We did a broad search of full-stack development (Rails) firms both locally and using several internet-based platforms. Itexus impressed me from their very first response. Unlike firms and individual contractors who offered generic software development capabilities, Itexus tailored their offer to our specific needs as a tech startup. They had what we were looking for and much, much more.

Itexus now manages all aspects of product development for MANGO. They provide a dedicated team of experienced full-stack developers with the support of managers and a CTO. They are easy to work with and produce high-quality code. They managed to upgrade our technical architecture while developing the new release. As a result of the Itexus team's skills and flexibility, the product release was completed on time, within an 8-week time frame. Itexus now is our ongoing development team.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Itexus has worked on our software, upgrading it to a fully functional version. It is using Ruby on Rails, MongoDB, CSS, and so on. Itexus assigned 2 developers and a senior person who was in charge of addressing our technology and strategy questions.

How did you come to work with Itexus?

I initially made a post on Guru.com and received a few responses which I reviewed and prioritized. I was specifically looking for a company which could support the needs of a startup. I looked at the broad scope of what each candidate could do. Since I come from a corporate background, I know what that looks like. It's more lucrative for developers to work with big companies, rather than startups, so this would become a differentiator.

How much have you invested with Itexus?

The cost of Itexus' work was under $10,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with Itexus in October 2016. They are our ongoing partner.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Itexus is very easy to work with and they are especially strong collaborators and communicators. This was a difficult project to dump on them given the quality of the existing code base and the timing constraints, but they pulled it off. Itexus demonstrates professionalism and trust in everything they do and that's very important to me.

Itexus completed the work on time and within budget. They responded to questions and concerns immediately. It is unusual to find a team so committed to our success as Itexus is. At every turn, they demonstrate flexibility and an understanding of our business needs, not only our technology needs.

How did Itexus perform from a project management standpoint?

I found Itexus' project management to be very good. I have a preference for Trello, Slack, and Dropbox, but Itexus is able to work with a number of tools.

What did you find most impressive about Itexus?

During the onboarding process, Itexus performed a tech review, building a roadmap for our state, from a technology and strategy standpoint. Itexus gave recommendations for fortifying our software and getting its underlying quality up. I've always looked at things from a user standpoint, so we've spent time talking about what made the most sense from this point of view. There was a sense of ownership on Itexus' part, in terms of what the code should be, and what we could do to generally improve it and make it scalable. This was an onboarding process, so Itexus didn't charge us.

They're good communicators and are easy to work with from a business perspective. Itexus' team is 50% female which really shows up: they're relational and communicative.

Are there any areas Itexus could improve?

We're still working on the quality of some elements, and figuring out more thorough testing approaches. This is more from a user perspective. I struggle to say much in this regard, given that Itexus has leveraged new talent into the project and has kept rates down. The quality is excellent for the price we're paying, and we did give Itexus some spaghetti code to begin with.

5.0
Overall Score Itexus is a great development partner!
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They met a challenging time frame under difficult conditions.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Itexus provides the best value for our scarce startup resources. They are efficient and when typical discrepancies occur, they generously offer to share the cost.
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Itexus upgraded our beta product to a fully functioning product.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    Startups struggle to find high quality, affordable, professional developers. Itexus is all of that and more. Originally, I hired Itexus for a 2 to 3-month project, but now they are my ongoing development team. I willingly refer Itexus.

Application Development for Health Tracking Platform

"Itexus provided a high concentration of good developers with whom I could communicate."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
1 year total
Project summary: 

The client was looking for development help with their mobile app and website. Itexus was hired to provide Ruby on Rails, AngularJS, and Ionic coding, as well as site optimization.

The Reviewer
 
2-10 employees
 
Las Vegas, Nevada
CEO, Health Tracking Platform
 
Verified
Feedback summary: 

The client praised Itexus for their speed and their ability to develop strong relationships and quickly gain trust. The client did note that Itexus' mobile project management could be improved, but overall highly recommends them to others.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

Our startup provides a patient-facing platform with discussion forums, treatment reviews, and health-tracking functionalities.

I was in charge of marketing, coding, and design for the company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Itexus?

We needed development services. We needed help building a matching algorithm for our mobile app, as well as site optimization.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Itexus provided Ruby on Rails, AngularJS, and Ionic mobile app development for our company. We didn't use Itexus for design. Developers from Itexus sped up everything on our site that needed to be sped up, from our matching algorithm, background jobs, and content loading speed in Angular.

How did you come to work with Itexus?

I was referred to Itexus while looking for a Ruby on Rails developer. Itexus proved to be a fast developer, so we stuck with them.

How much have you invested with Itexus?

The cost of the project was somewhere between $10,000 and $50,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with Itexus in January 2015, and worked together throughout the year, with a 2-month pause.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Our patient matching algorithm was broken before Itexus was brought on. No other developer we approached could fix it. The computing time went down from 8 minutes to 30 seconds, which was incredible. Itexus rewrote our entire platform using AngularJS, including our discussion forum and our review section loading in seconds. Our treatment review section included 7,000 reviews, all tagged based on conditions. There were thousands of tags, as well as live ratings based on each tag, measuring symptom responsiveness to particular treatments. Load times were around 1.5 seconds, instead of the average 6-second time from before.

We didn't scale the platform to the extent to which we wanted and didn't obtain our desired engagement metrics, but in terms of engineering, Itexus was all there.

They delivered everything they said they would deliver within the agreed upon schedule and budget, even when we were billing on an hourly basis.

I was able to work directly with the developers, which created a much more comfortable and efficient partnership than I've had with many other outsourcing firms.

What did you find most impressive about Itexus?

I've worked with around 6 developers, 4 of them being companies I wouldn't use in the future. Itexus provided a high concentration of good developers with whom I could communicate.

Are there any areas Itexus could improve?

Itexus is spread thin in terms of project management, which is something they're trying to fix. Our senior developers were helpful, but they weren't available all the time.

Itexus' mobile project management is lacking, compared to web, which is stronger. They're also not as cutting-edge as other firms and don't have the expertise for React Native or Angular2, for example. Itexus waits for specific projects on which to practically learn new languages, instead of learning on their own time.

5.0
Overall Score 10/10 Overall.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    On time and on budget.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    More efficient than other developers, and cheaper long-term even though hourly was higher than many on Upwork.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Excellent , highly-recommended.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    10/10 and I have.

SRS for Mobile Financial App

"[Itexus] met or exceeded our expectations in nearly every aspect."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Sept 2016 - Oct 2016
Project summary: 

The client needed to construct a detailed SRS [software requirements specification] and WBS [work breakdown structure] for their financial application. Itexus used third party integrations and did research to produce a blueprint of the functionality.

The Reviewer
 
2-10 employees
 
Houston, Texas
Managing Director, Financial Services Firm
 
Verified
Feedback summary: 

The client is satisfied with Itexus' work, citing their technical expertise and their ability to deliver quickly. Overall, they are highly recommended.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

We are a small financial services company in the USA which is developing a FinApp directed toward individual investors for wealth management.

I am leading that effort at the company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Itexus?

We needed a detailed SRS and WBS for the project in order to better inform our budget and timeline expectations.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

It wasn't the actual development work itself, it was to construct and put together the SRS and WBS for the project, so we had the tools to bid out the project properly and communicate the specifications required, etc. We hired them to put that together for us.

It was pretty in-depth work because it's a really detailed blueprint of all the functionality. It required a lot of research because we use a lot of third-party integrations, and we needed to make sure that compatibility issues and API issues had to be resolved. Their technical people went in and did the background and research work to ensure that everything was going to be able to be drawn together properly.

How did you come to work with Itexus?

We posted the job on a couple of different freelance and developer sites and took in a number of bids. They were not the low bidder, but they impressed us with their competency in the exchanges that we had, and the detailed nature of their work product that they described they could deliver. We arrived at awarding them the work.

How much have you invested with Itexus?

This was the SRS development, and not the actual coding (it's a 6-figure development work). This project came in under $10,000. This is essentially an architect drawing up the blueprints to hand over to the builders.

What is the status of this engagement?

They recently concluded. There was a ramp-up period where we supplied a lot of documentation and lists of the platforms that we intended to use. We had numerous video conference sessions to sort out what exactly it is. They wanted to get a very detailed scope of work going before they began work. Once we arrived at a scope of work, everyone understood what we needed to have done. They took a little over 3 weeks to deliver.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

They produced excellent SRS and WBS documents. They met or exceeded our expectations in nearly every aspect. They were also extremely responsive to us throughout.

What did you find most impressive about Itexus?

Probably their attention to detail and their willingness to draw that out of the client. I was impressed with that. They never tried to say "this is how we do it", or "we'll do it this way". They always asked how you wanted it done, and really went to work with that objective. That was very comforting to us.

Are there any areas Itexus could improve?

No. The whole experience went off without much of a hitch. From the sales executives that we worked with in the beginning of the process, to the person who led their technical department and the individuals within their team that stayed in constant contact with us (a couple of females, in particular, were extraordinarily thorough), it was really impressive. I don't have much to add with any negative connotations.

They weren't the low bidder, but technically, they did get it delivered in 3 weeks. We did have a little ramp-up time to develop the scope of work outside of that. That's really the only blemish that I can think of from the whole experience.

5.0
Overall Score All told, we really couldn't have expected much more from them.
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They adhered very closely to the schedule.
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They came in at the cost we desired.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Excellent work product. Very thorough and well documented.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    Very willing.

Custom Product DB with Webhooks and API on Ruby on Rails

"Their level of knowledge and expertise in what they do is very confidence inspiring."

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

Itexus established a centralized database that allows real-time connections to many applications (e-commerce, invoicing, inventory, purchasing, contact management, etc.) via Webhooks and API.

The Reviewer
 
2-10 Employees
 
Miami, Florida
Andres Orjuela
IT Manager, Cables and Sensors
 
Verified
Feedback summary: 

The user interface is clear and stable, and the tool is easy to integrate with many other platforms. Itexus delivered the exact requirements with quality despite under time constraints. They have excellent communication skills and customer service.

BACKGROUND

Our company, Cables & Sensors, sells compatible patient monitor accessories. Our database of products is very complex as it holds not only the technical specifications for each product, but all kinds of relationships to OEMs [original equipment manufacturers], Monitor Models, other products, etc. We searched for a database solution that could be adjusted to fit our needs, but finally understood that (costly and time consuming as it is) the best solution was to develop a solution from scratch.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

We needed a database that could easily be customized to the specific needs of our industry. This type of tool is easy to find, but we also needed a tool that would easily allow us to connect real-time to many other applications (e-commerce, invoicing, inventory, purchasing, contact management, etc.) via Webhooks and API, so that this one database could master the data on all of these other applications.

SOLUTION

The solutions is custom designed to our very specific needs and the needs of our product and industry. The user interface is clear and simple to use. The level of control we have over customizing features is complete. The quality, stability of the system, and ease of integrating this tool with many other platforms is just what we desired. It is amazing to have a tool that is exactly as we envisioned. The project development took just over 2 months.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Itexus was a pleasure to work with. I was initially wary of working with a company overseas because of the difficulty of communication, but I must say they exceeded my expectations over and over again. They delivered everything that was agreed upon, and though the project was at one moment delayed because we didn't have all the designs and information they needed available on schedule, they were flexible and worked around our needs. This team is truly unique in the level of personal commitment I experienced. Not only did I feel that we worked excellently as a team, but their team members' energy, intelligence, and warmth really made me feel part of a family. I look forward to working with them again in the near future.

For any business that has to go through the complex and risky business of software development, I highly recommend the team at Itexus! Their level of knowledge and expertise in what they do is very confidence inspiring. Their commitment to regular and clear communication is outstanding and certainly saved us weeks of delays and unnecessary cost and setbacks. Their customer service and willingness to work as a team to meet our goals, even in times of difficulty or under time constraints, is a true testament to the excellence of this company on every level. Thank you Itexus for making this process a success for us!

5.0
Overall Score They made this complex process as simple and as smooth as I could ever have imagined.
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Though the project was delayed at times, they never sacrificed on quality. Things got done right, even if it took a bit longer. I appreciate that!
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They met the budget we agreed to.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    The solution they provided is truly outstanding!
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I have already recommended this excellent team to friends in similar businesses to ours.

Application Development for Real Estate Startup

"The availability of Itexus' developers was quite impressive, ... we were already a good working group."

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

Itexus established an improved platform for the real estate professionals to market the services of the company. They provided several developers to work on a full time.

The Reviewer
CTO, Real Estate Startup
 
Verified
Feedback summary: 

Itexus was comfortable working with an Agile approach applied. They met expectations regarding project specifications set by the client. The team had been responsive throughout the process.

BACKGROUND

As a young startup in real estate, we offer online services and platforms for leads generation and agent management.

My responsibilities as Chief Technology Officer are to manage infrastructure, development, and production concerns.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

Our main challenge as a service provider is to provide the best platform for real estate professionals and to make sure that everything about our service meets their needs.

SOLUTION

We discovered Itexus over the internet and their approach was quite attractive. We had the chance to try their services for cheap and see if it was in line with our approach.

The project duration was 3 months, full time with many developers involved in the process.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

We applied an Agile approach with Itexus and they were quite comfortable with it. The project specifications were clear on our side and the development team fell in line with our expectations.

The availability of Itexus' developers was quite impressive, and in a matter of days we were already a good working group. Communication was the key and it went well through all the process.

4.5
Overall Score
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They delivered on time.
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Cost estimates were respected and we didn't have any bad surprises.
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    The service is quite good, and deliverables were professional.
  • 4.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Mobile Audio Platform Development

"They delivered what we asked for."

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

Itexus, in collaboration with the company’s in-house developers, built the mobile audio application for Android and made it compatible with iOS using Ruby on Rails.

The Reviewer
 
2-10 Employees
 
California
Founder, Startup Audio Platform
 
Verified
Feedback summary: 

Itexus successfully delivered two quality mobile applications in a cost efficient manner. The team needs to improve on their project management aspect and the need for a UI/UX expert in the team. They were extremely cooperative and performed well throughout the process.

BACKGROUND

We are a 5-people startup based in the West Coast of the United States. We have an audio mobile app for professionals and businesses to listen to relevant information through their smartphones. My role as the founder and Chief Executive Officer is to lay out the vision and find the right set of teams for product development, marketing, sales, and support.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

We wanted to build a new mobile app on an Android platform, and upgrade our current iOS app with new features. Our challenge was to find a team that can deliver both so that we reduce many redundant technical tasks and improve the communication. My main criteria were:

  • Excellent communication
  • Ruby on Rails knowledge
  • Mobile Development in iOS
  • Mobile Development in Android

Our main goal was to get the first version of our Android app out, and we were able to do so.

SOLUTION

We have been in the business of software development for over a decade. Being in Northern California, it is hard to find a company that does web and mobile development in a cost efficient way. We have not been very successful in hiring the right team in South East Asia and South America. We opted to go with Eastern Europe as I had fairly good experiences in the past.

Our team scoped the project, created the interface, and product specifications. Two developers from Itexus built the product with weekly communication with our team.

Itexus only made two developers available to us. All product management, bug tracking, testing, usability, and interface was handled by our team.

The duration of the project was around six months, with three months of full-time development and three months of part-time debugging and improvement.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Overall, Itexus performed well. We are still using their services for the upkeep and additional features of both of our mobile apps.

We were able to deliver two mobile apps at around 1/3 of the cost if they had been built in the United States.

They delivered what we asked for. Their original estimate were slightly off but they were extremely cooperative in their developers' availability and payment plans.

One thing that Itexus could eventually improve is project management. I believe future clients could benefit from a key person between the clients and developers. Also, in order to deliver turnkey solutions, it would be great if Itexus had a UI/UX expert in house.

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

e-Commerce Development for Freelance Contractor

"When I did write out the specifications as they should be, Itexus were spot on."

Quality: 
2.5
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Jan. - May 2015
Project summary: 

Itexus collaborated with the contractor on the customization of an e-commerce website based on the Spree open source project. The team handled the extensions of the said website using Ruby on Rails.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Netherlands
Peter Berkenbosch
Software Engineer
 
Verified
Feedback summary: 

Itexus has a good work approach, but there was a difficulty in communication. Without specific instructions, they are unable to deliver the requirements set to them which make implementing the testing aspects difficult. However, they put in their CTO as the main contact without additional charge.
 

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization.

I'm a freelance developer. I work on custom e-commerce implementations, and Ruby development.

What is your position?

I'm an independent contractor.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What business challenge were you trying to address with Itexus?

Sometimes, I have too much work on my hands, for which I use other contractors like Itexus. This particular project was just such an instance.

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their involvement in detail.

I worked with Itexus on a highly customized e-commerce website based on the Spree open source project. They came up as a good solution for the problem that I had.

We also worked on extensions for that particular website, which were either developed by them or upgraded to a newer version. They used Ruby on Rails.

How did you come to work with Itexus?

They contacted me on LinkedIn. Normally, I don't respond to cold acquisition, but they sent me a good message. I contacted them, read a few resumes for the developers, and had a few talks with the client manager, their CTO [Andrey Mozheyko], and had a call with a few of the developers – the ones who were at least marginally fluent in English. I did a few small tests to see how proficient they were with Ruby on Rails. I was satisfied enough to start. There's plenty of room for them to grow but, at that time, it was a question of supply and demand. It's hard to find Ruby on Rails developers and the workload was high.

What is the status of this engagement?

The work started in January 2015, and it was delivered in May.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any statistics or metrics from this engagement?

My measurements are based on test-driven development. I want to see how well the tests and specifications are written, and there are metrics for that. In that regard, they are lacking a bit. It's hard to get them involved in the project as if it was their own business, which makes implementing the testing aspects difficult.

What distinguishes Itexus from other providers?

I like that they brought in their CTO as the main point of contact as a standard way of working and without additional billing. In the standard contract, you will only pay for the developers that you use. This is something that I don't see much. I appreciate it, and it worked out well.

Is there anything Itexus could have improved or done differently?

Anytime that I failed to describe the work with 100 percent accuracy, I received unsatisfactory deliverables. When I did write out the specifications as they should be, Itexus were spot on. It's hard to give a general conclusion on the quality of work. They do have a good work approach. They work hard and for long hours. I would work with them again, but I would not approach the project the same way as I did the last time.

3.5
Overall Score
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 2.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    If I communicate correctly, and write out all the details, then the result will be good. In this respect, the rating could even be a four or five. I was expecting a remote team working with me, though. In this respect, they need improvement.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    If you have the time, energy and skills to communicate correctly, you will get value for your money for sure.