We don’t follow. We influence!

Lvivity is a company specializing in software, web, mobile applications, and customized solutions development for companies of different levels from all over the world. The cooperation transparency and long-term mutually beneficial relations with our customers are essential priorities for us. Therefore, by starting your cooperation with Lvivity, you can rest assured you have found a reliable partner.

Our services:

  • Mobile Development
  • Web Development
  • Desktop Development
  • Blockchain Development
  • MVP Development
  • Quality Assurance
  • Technical Support

Our expertise:

  • FinTech
  • Healthcare
  • Blockchain
  • Entertainment
  • Social
  • Inspection apps
  • Bank Services

Our technology stack includes:

C#, .NET, ASP.NET Core/MVC, Xamarin, Java, Angular/Angular.JS, React/React.JS, Node.JS, WPF.

We are following the market developments and gladly introduce new technologies in our work making it more efficient and comfortable, and that allows our customers to obtain the best results for their businesses.

Our team is not afraid of difficult assignments, and we are really pleased to grow with each subsequent project implementation.

 
$5,000+
 
$25 - $49 / hr
 
50 - 249
 Founded
2013
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Lviv, Ukraine
headquarters

Portfolio

iComplyICO Platform

The iComplyICO Prefacto Compliance Protocol is the world’s first and only solution to verify compliance on secondary trades over blockchain. 

If you are looking to build an app like this contact us at [email protected]

Cryptocurrency Wallet

Like a bank account it contains transactions from one wallet to another. This wallet support almost all the popular cryptocurrencies.

If you are looking to build an app like this contact us at [email protected]

iCrypt

iCrypt allows you to freely send and receive text and multimedia messages that are 100% secure. Other text applications leave your data open to be stolen. Let iCrypt protect what you say!

If you are looking to build an app like this contact us at [email protected]

iMYRA (real estate)

The purpose of this application is to provide the mobile and web-app where user will be able to do and apply an inspection for apartments and different buildings. This app has the ability to create any kind of form for the inspection, do a reports, sync between client-server.

If you are looking to create an project like this contact us at [email protected]

IoT Application

Wire your meter to valve, control water flow capacity, sensors on the valve will immediately inform the customer about pipe damaged, leaks detection and collect general stat for the user for each valve.

If you are looking to build an app like this contact us at [email protected]

Lean-Case

Lean-Case – one Business Case Portal for your entire company. Connect your company and customers to create, manage and track the right plans and gain insights.

Technologies: Java, Spring Boot, Spring Data, Maven, MongoDB, Groovy, Angular, Design patterns.

If you are looking to create an project like this contact us at [email protected]

Ultimate Trading Robot

The Ultimate Trading Robot is the first FUT Program to work 100% in Intelligent Autopilot, as it scans the Market Prices, Calculates Profit Margins, Bids, Buys, Lists and Relists Players for you.

If you are looking to create an project like this contact us at [email protected]

Clubbable

Go out to high-end nightclubs in VIP style with Clubbable. Get on the guest list, make table bookings, chat with friends and more. 

The project was implemented in Xamarin Forms and used Azure, authentication through Facebook. 

If you are looking to build an app like this contact us at [email protected]

Healthcare Mobile App

Create a friendly, efficient environment for the diagnosis and treatment of low testosterone in men.

Technologies: WEB API, C#, .NET, Xamarin Android, AWS.

If you are looking to build an app like this contact us at [email protected]

Fan Club

The platform allows fundraising organizations to equip door-to-door sales persons with a mobile app which is used both to accept one-time contributions and to sell products and services. It has built-in payment process, multi-tenancy, admin panel and mobile APP for iOS and Android.

If you are looking to create an project like this contact us at [email protected]

MyClub App

MyClub App – iOS and Android mobile application for fitness clubs members. Most of app’s design can be customized from server, so we don’t need to make new app version, only update design files on server. Apps are distributing to many Belgian fitness clubs.

If you are looking to build an app like this contact us at [email protected]

Bug Jam Adventure

A small cozy town was not waiting for the outbreak of bugs! You just wanted to eat a piece of cake. And berries. Ice also wouldn’t hurt either. And chips – well, how many of those chips? And a few of sweets!

If you are looking to build an app like this contact us at [email protected]

Pin App

Project codename “Pin app” – startup project that allows tourists ask locals for recommendations about places that would be fine to visit like the restaurants, hotels, historical places and places of interest, etc.

If you are looking to build an app like this contact us at [email protected]

Presentation App

This mobile application was developed for doing a presentation in healthcare field. Auxiliary tool for familiarizing patients (potential clients) with the activities of the company and its products.

If you are looking to build an app like this contact us at [email protected]

Inspection App (Web & Mobile)

The app works in offline mode and you have an ability to download a form from a server (WEB API and portal), then fill the form with all required information, make photos, add them to the form, edit photos or make a sketch, and sync that form on the web-portal. Web portal itself analysis all the forms, creates reports, sends them by users and also calculates a statistics for all actions.

If you are looking to create an project like this contact us at [email protected]

FUT Exchange

World's First Player to Player FIFA Coins Marketplace

Instantly and Automatically delivered coins for all major gaming platforms.

If you are looking to create an project like this contact us at [email protected]

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Blockchain Service Dev for Game Publisher

"Their code is well structured, and its overall quality is great. We’re quite happy with them." 

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
June 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Lvivity is developing a blockchain solution that communicates with the Ethereum network. Via an existing smart contract, the platform can perform, record, and authenticate token transactions.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Lugano, Switzerland
Aaron Cesaro
Project Manager, Sgame Pro
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The solution empowers a key platform feature, allowing users to be rewarded with tokens. Lvivity has communicated consistently through multiple channels and displayed top-level professionalism. Their quality of code and responsiveness regarding issues sets them apart in their field.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m a project manager at Sgame Pro. We’re a mobile games publisher and aggregator where players mine crypto-tokens while playing their favorite games. We provide an engaging UX to players, a new revenue stream for game publishers and influencers, and an easy and cost-effective way for merchants to promote products online.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Lvivity?

Lvivity was initially brought on to develop a blockchain service that connected our mobile application with the Ethereum (ETH) network. After that, we continued the relationship to develop our app’s back office and do backend QA.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted a completely functional service that allowed our platform to communicate with Ethereum.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We found them on Upwork

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

The blockchain service they’re developing performs token transactions to an ETH address using our smart contract. It checks that the address is valid and calls back to our backend for transaction status changes. The tool also has secondary functionalities regarding data recording and authentication (HTTPS requests, authenticated by a TLS client certificate).

What was the team composition?

We’re working with two .NET developers.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any information that demonstrates the impact that this project has had on your business?

This project has had a widespread impact on our app. We’re now able to reward users with the token (SGM) we created.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

We provided them with all the needed documentation detailing our architecture and service design. All our communication is through Slack, email, and conference calls.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

I enjoy working with Lvivity. Petro (CEO, Lvivity) is really professional and always available in case of issues. Their code is well structured, and its overall quality is great. We’re quite happy with them.

Are there any areas for improvement?

No. They’re managing everything very well.

4.5
Overall Score They're a great company.
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    It's been really good.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I would definitely suggest them to others.

App Development for Real Estate Software Company

"They did what they said they would and found a good, cost-effective solution."

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

Lvivity developed custom real estate apps for web, Android, and iOS. They handled each stage of the project, from design to launch. 

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Gallatin, Tennessee
Bill Shreffler
CEO, BTKM Digital
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The apps met expectations and perfectly articulated the original vision. Lvivity kept the in-house team engaged with the process through constant communication and helpful feedback. Their accessibility and expertise have made them a valued partner. 

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

BTKM Digital is a software development company that operates in the real estate market. We're predominantly realtors and associate brokers who understand how to help others become more efficient and productive.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Lvivity?

Lvivity designed and built our web, iOS, and Android apps.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted realtors to use our app daily to run their businesses and interact with their clients. 

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

I had worked with Lvivity before, so I knew that they provide high-quality design and development work. 

Can you go into detail about the services they provided and the scope of the project?

Lvivity took our general thoughts and brought them to life. We didn't know much about custom software development. They gave us solid feedback on our goals and help with achieving them.

What was the team composition?

We had four developers. One was a lead senior developer; the others were also excellent.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any information that demonstrates the impact that this project has had on your business?

The app was exactly what we wanted and needed it to be. We were thrilled with their professionalism and the quality of their work. I can't say enough about how pleased we were.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

Their project management was terrific and their communication was excellent. We managed tasks with Jira. We actively moved tasks across the board, provided feedback, and tested results before completing a task.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

They were easy to work with. We had an 8-hour time difference, but they were accessible during almost our entire work day. They did what they said they would and found a good, cost-effective solution.

Are there any areas where they can improve?

I can't think of any areas for improvement. They did, and continue to do, an outstanding job.

5.0
Overall Score I can't say enough about the high-quality experience we enjoy with Lvivity.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They're accessible and easy to work with and accessible. They'll work your schedule to get the job done.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    We're pleased with the work and cost. It was fair pricing with terrific results.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Lvivity deserves this rating. They are an excellent company and senior management is responsive and accessible.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I'd refer them to anyone who needs quality custom software development.

E-Commerce Development for IT Consultancy

"They know a lot of programming techniques."

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

Lvivity has completed a range of software development projects, including a web app for an e-commerce website that incorporated an API and payment provider. They built the app using .NET, SQL, and C#.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
The Netherlands
Owner, IT Consultancy
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The web app satisfied the client and is still in use. The Lvivity team is knowledgeable and highly efficient. They leverage their deep software expertise to fix bugs promptly and deliver exceptional code. 

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I own an IT consultancy that specializes in delivering software and projects for Dutch companies. We develop programs, websites, and web applications.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Lvivity?

I have a lot of projects and not enough time to develop them.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

One large project was building the web application for an e-commerce website.  My customer wasn't technical, so all payments and products all had to be automated. I gave my customer's requirements to Lvivity’s developers, and they integrated a payment provider and an API. They used .NET, C#, and an SQL server. They're still developing more projects.

What is the team composition?

I work with five developers. I've met the owner in person.

How did you come to work with Lvivity?

When I worked for another company, they hired a developer from Lvivity. I stayed in contact with Lvivity's owner.

How much have you invested with them?

We've spent €50,000 (approximately $57,000 USD).

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in January 2017 and the work is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

My client was really happy and still uses the system. The code is better than we expected, and they solve bugs after each sprint. When we find bugs, the developers fix them.

How did Lvivity perform from a project management standpoint?

The scope was nine months and they delivered on time. We use Azure with VSTS and communicate through Skype. 

What did you find most impressive about them?

They have so much knowledge. They know a lot of programming techniques.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

I recommend them because they’re really good.

5.0
Overall Score They’re still working on projects for me.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They’re pretty cheap by my standards.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They’re great.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I recommend them to everybody.

Development & QA for Boutique IT Consultancy

"They solve problems and often impress me with their persistence."

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

Lvivity provided Xamarin development services, working on a web application with multiple interfaces, and an iOS and Android mobile application. They used .NET and C#, and are now providing manual QA.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Boston, Massachusetts
President, IT Firm
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The project has run well, with the team working hard to address any issues that arose meticulously, smoothly, and professionally. The developers are knowledgeable and skilled, offering excellent communication and a collaborative working process.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the president of a small consulting company. I use hybrid development models where I provide product management, management, system architecture, and high-level development services on our side. I then hire developers from partners in Eastern Europe to do the development work to optimize the cost for my clients.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Lvivity?

One of my older partners didn’t have the proper technical expertise I needed for Xamarin development.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They provided me with Xamarin developers. They’re working on an IT project that consists of two major parts. One part is a web application with dashboards and configuration administration frontend for multiple types of users—either administrators or for building managers. It’s related to water consumption and water control. There’s also an interface for the back office and an interface for end users who are tenants in buildings.

The iOS and Android mobile application is a use version of the same, but in addition, there are components for Bluetooth control to configure and control it. It can turn off and on water using your phone. It was basically a .NET cross-platform for mobile applications to develop native applications using C#.

They also provided QA. On this particular project, because it’s a green-stamped and fast-moving, it was manual. They also built test plans. They provided QA regression steps, which is a list of tests that need to be run to ensure the regression.

What is the team composition?

There was one developer and one QA.

How did you come to work with Lvivity?

We found people who matched the profile of what we needed and selected three to five to interview. We picked Lvivity because they came on top.

How much have you invested with them?

$100,000. It was 11 months of full-time work at the rate they requested. QA started about four months ago.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in September 2017 and the work is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

It was good. It wasn’t perfect all the time, but they have the ability to deal with problems well, recover, improve, and compensate. If there was a period of misunderstanding, they were extremely good at recovering and getting back on track. I’m happy with them. They were able to understand my concerns, address them, and work with me in every aspect, whether it was technical, time-based, or financial. I have no regrets working with them.

How did Lvivity perform from a project management standpoint?

We had an integrated team. I served as a product manager, communicating to them and giving requirements through short definitions in Jira. Together with developers, they’d understand the requirements in collaboration with the clients. By the time we would start working, we had a full understanding of what needs to be done.

Every morning, we have an agile standup. If everything is fine, we talk about what’s being worked on. If there are issues, we continue to solve them together and stay on the call longer. We do brainstorming and question/answer based to deal with any questions they have regarding the requirements for technical implementation.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They’re a very solid partner. They’re good and they have good quality developers. They’re fun to work with too. They solve problems and often impress me with their persistence. Most of the time they achieve the goals. They have a good work ethic and are technically advanced.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Like any partner based in a different country, interview them thoroughly. Do your due diligence. Make sure at the beginning you speak to the developer that will work for you. After two weeks of work, they had to switch our developer and then everything went fine. Our first developer wasn’t working for us. He’s a good, but not specifically for our project.

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
    I want to continue working with them and would definitely recommend them to others.

Development for Payment Platform

“They have much better value for the money in comparison to other providers.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
Jan. 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Lvivity does client development projects for a transactional labor site including .NET and mobile development, database architecture, and QA. They develop product integrations between complementary products.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Franklin, Tennessee
Serge Koval
Partner & VP of International Ops, Earning.com
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Lvivity delivers helpful, quality work that garners positive feedback. They offer excellent project management and communication and flexibility with changes in requirements and modes of communications. They exceed in their eagerness to help and their ability to understand the company challenges.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am a partner of Earning.com and I play the role of VP of international operations. I work with vendors like Lvivity. The Earning.com platform is intended to help people providing transactional labor to earn money.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Lvivity?

As a normal company of this type, we have a crazy amount of change and different tech challenges. We were looking for a partner in this area who could work as an extension of our company.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Lvivity was entrusted with a few of our client development projects. They have provided .NET and mobile development, database architecture, and QA. We have a few products that form a family of products and complementary products. Lvivity developed product integrations between all of them, including the mobile application level. We’ve required technology for demos and investors and partners.

What is the team composition?

The team size has varied with its maximum size being 20 people. We were assigned a project manager, and we have technical team leads for each technology in the form of lead developers. The project manager coordinates between those departments. We’ve also used a few business analysts from Lvivity.

How did you come to work with Lvivity?

Back then, we were trying different vendors, but every attempt cost us a significant amount of money. We found Lvivity and saw that they had a good technical level. The company was well connected in the city and was able to attract more talent at the same level.

How much have you invested with them?

The cost of their work has been around $500,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with Lvivity around January 2017. Our scope is getting bigger at the moment.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The quality of the work can be determined by the level of client using the applications. The product we’ve developed is being used by large store chains in the U.S. Everyone’s been happy so far, and Lvivity’s team has been helpful. The product is also being launched to different countries in Africa.

They address bugs and crashes immediately. Lvivity’s team understands the nature of our challenge, and they’ve been willing to work on it including during the weekend. We’ve had to ask them to slow down given that we had a longer run and we wanted to maintain maximum energy. Their CEO is always trying to help us with extra effort.

How did Lvivity perform from a project management standpoint?

We initially ran the collaboration as an experiment. I try not to put too much trust in vendor project management. We later decided to give them more independence, and their CEO offered to hire additional project managers on their side at their expense. We started to work like that and saw that the level of communication was good. We started to trust those project managers, and we continued to use them. We’ve reached the point where their project managers are good enough to help us with wireframes without us becoming too involved.

Online messaging platforms have some drawbacks. We started with Skype, and we switched to another system in 2017. It was good to see Lvivity following our constant change. We’re currently using Telegram, Slack, and Jira. We also have phone calls. There’s a system in place by which we can send them audio recordings that they transcribe and use to create feature lists. We also visit them in-person sometimes.

We’ve changed our requirements from one week to another. Lvivity was able to staff in different technologies, and they also had some available people internally. We’ve sent our CTO to work on-premises with their team.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They stand out in terms of professionalism, willingness to help, and willingness to understand our business challenges. Rather than being a team that executes what we tell them, they understand the level of challenge we have and they help us.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I would like for them to grow a bit so that we could have a longer bench of available people who could be instantly used. I like working with bigger vendors as it makes it easier to staff our initiatives.

Do you have any advice for future clients of theirs?

Try to see Lvivity as an intelligent partner, not just a doer working on code. This will lead to more than what one could get from a regular vendor.

4.5
Overall Score
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They were on time when the client and project allowed them to be.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They have much better value for the money in comparison to other providers.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Lvivity has extremely talented resources in every technology.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I want them to grow, but I also don’t want them to use our developers on someone else’s project.

App Development for Facilities Inspections

“They are the most productive team I have worked with."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
July 2015 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Lvivty provided a range of staff augmentation services for a software development company. This included a large-scale application built using .NET, jQuery, and Angular, with Xamarin for the mobile app.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Tennessee
CEO, Software Solutions Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The team works extremely hard at all times, with very high productivity levels and availability around the clock. They developed the technically complex product professionally, resolving any issues rapidly, and meeting all expectations in terms of time and budget.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am the CEO of a software solutions company that has done development in Ukraine and Russia for the past 20 years. We mostly work in web and mobile applications, and at any given time we will have 50–150 developers working on internal and external projects.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Lvivity?

We were looking for staff augmentation on a project we were doing, which was a mobile app for remote data collection.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We have worked on at least 10 to 15 projects together. The biggest project we have worked with them on is a multi-case long-term program. The platform is designed to perform facility inspections where you design ad hoc forms of any composition, and then use them in the field for remote data collection and aggregation of business intelligence.

It is a platform for remote data collection, audits, and inspections. It is a very robust platform and includes a fully integrated workflow engine for customizable business logic. The robust workflow engine allows someone to make dynamic business rules based upon the data captured. They also built a reporting engine, so that we can do ad hoc reporting and create report templates, and then tie the report engine to the workflow engine so that you can generate reports on demand.

It is deployed on Android and iOS and is used nationwide. We have actually gone further and implemented virtual reality features into it such as 3D walkthroughs with clickable assets. There is .NET on the backend with a lot of stored procedures on the SQL Server side and Transact-SQL. We have MongoDB for our ObjectStore. On the frontend we use jQuery and Angular, and the mobile app is in Xamarin with some native components such as mobile Xamarin Plus Native.

We have a lot of program specific projects around this one large project, and we will have a product development roadmap, as well as multiple simultaneously executed customization projects tied to very strictly timeboxed initiatives. They are presently building an Excel generation tool which allows you to create any Excel template you want and generate it from the workflow engine.

What is the team composition?

We worked with 4–12 people. The average staffing size was around 7 people. We have a project manager, a fractional business analyst, 2 QA people, a fractional UI/UX [user interface/user experience] person who also does some design work for us.

Fractionally, on the mobile side, we have between 3–5 mobile developers, and 2 architects (with one on the workflow side and the other on the portal side), developers, and a customer service representative.

How did you come to work with Lvivity?

I found them through a crowdsource labor site. Petro Kovalchuk’s [CEO, Lvivity] English is excellent which helped a lot. Their engagement at the beginning of the project gave me a lot of confidence as there was complete transparency around who was doing what. I was able to directly interview and skill test the team members. In the initial meeting, they demonstrated a very high level of not only technical expertise, but business savviness too. 

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with them in July 2015, and the work is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We are going to be providing SOAs [service-oriented architectures] starting in February, and subsequently Lvivity will be providing me with SOAs. At that point, we will become very metric based.

They are the most productive team I have worked with as far as complexity of features delivered versus hours and calendar time spent.

How did Lvivity perform from a project management standpoint?

We’re close to a standard Scrum methodology. We do daily stand ups, we have a smart plan, and we have a demo. The day to day and internal communications are all in Slack. We also have phone calls, a lot of video conferencing, and the clients can communicate directly with the team in Slack.

Lvivity provides a high degree of transparency, and I can have direct access to whomever I want. They are always available at a moments notice, and have hands on deck if I have issues. This impressed me because they have a number of other clients, but still handle any critical issues.

Our mobile app is a team lead led project as opposed to a project manager led project. Our project manager, is an absolute genius, we love her, and we couldn’t live without her. She runs her team like a machine, which I believe is entirely Scrum based.

What did you find most impressive about them?

The speed at which they do high quality development, especially on the mobile side is impressive. The app they built for us is pretty significant and technically very complex. We ran into some very serious technical rifts, and the speed at which those risks were resolved and an amazing product produced is amazing.

Are there any areas they could improve?

They need to grow in their structured quality assurance program.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Lvivity is an excellent company if you are hands on. They are not a company where you are going to give autonomously. You need to be interacting with them. They are incredibly flexible and will bend over backwards to meet your needs, but you need to be hands on.

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
    I would recommend them all day long.

Mobile & Web App Dev for Discount Software Company

"They made sacrifices when need be and stood behind our project to ensure it moves forward."

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

Lvivity built the frontend and backend of an iOS and Android mobile application that provides users with a variety of fundraising tools, including credit card donation capabilities and text-to-give codes.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Tennessee
CEO, Discount Program Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

With a unique project management structure, Lvivity has remained accountable in producing high-quality, on-time deliverables. They’ve displayed a high level of engagement and integrity throughout the project.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the co-founder and CEO of a software business company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Lvivity?

My U.S.-based development team was at capacity, so I was look for an affordable external development team.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We initially began working with Lvivity when we hired an American company who subcontracted them. That project went poorly and eventually completely fell apart, largely because of the American company’s inability to communicate expectations, so we decided to cut out the middleman and work directly with Lvivity. Our experience working with them since that decision has been good. 

They built us the frontend and backend administrative application database for a robust fundraising mobile web application for high school athletic teams. It allows users to easily activate and track the discount cards they sell to raise money using a barcode printed on the cards. It also allows users to take credit card donations and interact with donors through email. Another impressive feature is the text-to-give codes. For example, a school team can ask their supporters to text “Tigers” to 4521 to donate money. The donation will show up as a charge on the donors next cell phone bill.

While we used Lvivity for the development work, our own team was responsible for the app’s design.

What is the team composition? 

My project manager interacts directly with their project manager.

How did you come to work with Lvivity?

I came to work with them through the American company that subcontracted them while doing work for us.

What is the status of this engagement?

We began working with them in October 2016, and the engagement is ongoing. So far, they’ve input about 6,400 development hours into the project.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The app hasn’t launched yet, so we have yet to gather any definitive quantitative evidence. But so far, the code they’ve produced is clean and functional. I found that if we give them the proper amount of space, time, and direction, we get good work.

How did Lvivity perform from a project management standpoint?

Often times with third-party developers, there’s no accountability for time and quality of code. You simply get billed for a bunch of hours that no one can justify. I’ve developed a unique project management structure with Lvivity where the payment for their work is measured in Sprints. For example, let’s say I have 45 things I need done in a Sprint. They’ll quote me for that, and I’ll advise them to add a few extra hours to account for unforeseen issues. If the work is completed on time, I’ll pay an hourly rate that’s higher than their quote. If the work is five days late, I’ll pay their quote. If the work is more than 10 days late, I’ll pay less than their quote to compensate for lost time. With this structure, I’ve found that Lvivity’s performance is high, and all my Sprints are on time and quoted accurately. 

We communicate with Lvivity’s team primarily through Jira and Slack. We’ve also used Skype and Join.Me.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Despite the struggles they had initially working with the American company earlier in the project, they persevered and delivered to the best of their ability. They displayed a level of commitment and integrity that I wouldn’t anticipate from a third-party developer firm. They made sacrifices when need be and stood behind our project to ensure it moves forward.

Are there any areas they could improve?

We’ve had to be pretty aggressive about getting a daily progress report on the project. It would be ideal if we didn’t have to ask to receive those.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Accountability can be difficult with offshore companies, so I’d recommend incentivizing their performance to protect everyone’s interest. They’ll provide you with accurate, on-time work, and you’ll be billed accurately.

4.0
Overall Score I’ve had a good experience with them.
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Most deliverables have been completed on time.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    The majority of project deliverables have met expectations.
  • 4.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I would recommend them given the right parameters.