Make Ideas Happen

Makeen Technologies provides leading experts and tools for rapid web, mobile, IoT architecture and desktop application development. We provide the resources, project management experince, and technical skills needed to take projects from planning to success.

We specialise in modernizing your company's legacy digital assets, kick starting your company's idea for a fresh digital solution, and introducing agile methodologies to improve your tools and processes. While we engage many customers during the early planning stages, our ability to enter a project well into its development journey and successfully bring it to market is what has earned us our enviable reputation.

Benefit from our highly-skilled teams who are experts at determining the right technology solution to fit your needs. Our collaborative approach ensures that your project is finished on time, within budget and with results that exceed expectations.

Makeen Technologies, together with our Australian subsidiaries MiracleMobile and MicroPoint Interactive, provides expertise in:

• Web & mobile applications:  get web application development services and custom mobile application development services to solve business  pain points.⁣
• UI & UX – We create effective website & application products that ensure a rewarding and memorable user experience.⁣
• IoT – We create mobile apps that utilise IoT (The Internet of Things).⁣
• Cloud Computing: get cloud computing architecture, as well as guidance in moving to the cloud and the pros and cons of cloud computing.⁣
• Big Data & AI - Get big data frameworks, business intelligence, and machine learning models to take your data to the next level.⁣
• Analytics – We are passionate about discovering insights that will make a real difference to your business.

 
$25,000+
 
$50 - $99 / hr
 
50 - 249
 Founded
2017
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Redmond, WA
headquarters
other locations
  • Level 32/152 St Georges Terrace
    Perth, WA 6000
    Australia

Portfolio

Key clients: 
Schneider Electric, OncoGenex, Warner Bros, Microsoft, Corbis, Pioneer Natural Resources, Costco, NetApp, EvergreenHealth, Amazon, Rackspace, Providence Health Plus, Vyoo, HOLLIBLU, MGC Civil, NorthernRise, Georgiou, Freo, Austral Fisheries, Asphaltech, Cleanaway, Boom Logistics, Sadleirs, TikForce, Rio Tinto, Raptis
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Holliblu

Holliblu is a nurse workforce management, recruitment platform, and online community currently used by over 150 companies across the USA and accessed by around 6,000 nurses, with increasing tendency. The platform is a distinctive nook that offers support and a sense of connectedness to its users, and at the same time is knowledge and content base, tackling all the interest areas and topics concerning the

nurses' community, which counts around 2 million members in the US only.
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Tapin League Management

Tapin Mobile Solutions offers a revolutionary, state-of-the-art mobile and online platform that enables the self-management and organization of sports leagues. 

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Vyoo

Vyoo is a mobile app solution for community social networking that enables users to connect to people within their community - colleagues, mentors, founders, managers, or any member of the community, to create and consume content related specific topics of interest. 

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Netflux

By developing Netflux we digitized a critical internal process for the viewing and reviewing of video content for one of the world's top media and entertainment companies - Warner Bros. We developed a highly secure product that allows for streaming and interactivity across multiple formats and devices. 

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Austral Fisheries

Austral Fisheries contacted Makeen Technologies to create a solution that improves its safety culture. Its main goal was to create a mobile forms app that ensures the transparency of safety, especially on vessels. Makeen Technologies mobilized 14 safety forms used on Austral vessels, including:

  • Vessel Safety Induction
  • Near Miss Report
  • Portable Fire Extinguisher Inspection
  • Safety
Meetings
  • Job Safety Analysis
  • Makeen transform app has enabled the capture and submission of safety incidents, hazard, and induction data from the vessel directly to the head office. The uploading of the critical data means we can manage safety more productively and cost-effectively.

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    Sadleirs

    As a dynamic business, Sadleirs believes in the importance of real-time data for meaningful, operational information. They wanted added transparency,  meet customers’ needs and grow more flexible and nimble. As a logistics and packaging provider, collecting and analyzing data from paper forms was also a challenge.

    Makeen Technologies created a mobile forms app which included several mobile forms. The form enables faster

    and more accurate data collection through makeen transform controls such as image capture and cate and time controls, along with email and push notifications.

    Converting their paper forms has translated into significant monthly (transaction) cost savings. From the end of 2016 till mid 2019, the company’s 2,534 form submissions allowed it to save around $50,680. 

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    Vyoo University

    Vyoo University is a mobile app that brings the school spirit typically found on campus to a virtual setting. With a variety of features, this solution improves campus experience for both students and professors, but also student organizations and teams, student and university leads.

    Apart from being a platform for creation, sharing, and consumption of the content Vyoo University also provides social

    support, a sense of connectedness, and belonging to the community with similar goals and interests. 
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    Custom Software Dev for Computer Software Company

    "Their project management is really good."

    Quality: 
    5.0
    Schedule: 
    5.0
    Cost: 
    4.5
    Willing to refer: 
    5.0
    The Project
     
    $50,000 to $199,999
     
    Apr. 2020 - Ongoing
    Project summary: 

    Makeen Technologies is integrating GitHub, Gusto, and G Suite APIs, among others. They then pull data from those APIs and consolidate it onto the internal platform using Ruby on Rails.

    The Reviewer
     
    11-50 Employees
     
    San Francisco, California
    CTO, Computer Software Compnay
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    Makeen Technologies took the time to understand the business’ platform in order to provide engineers with the required skill sets. The team has strong project and people management skills, which has enabled faster development. They are thoughtful in their staffing and quick to address any issues. 

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

    BACKGROUND

    Introduce your business and what you do there.

    I’m the CTO of a computer software company.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    What challenge were you trying to address with Makeen Technologies?

    We hired them to get the first few versions of our products into our customers’ hands. Part of our products is integrating with all kinds of APIs including GitHub, Gusto, and G Suite.

    SOLUTION

    What was the scope of their involvement?

    Makeen Technologies is integrating third-party services and getting data from them. The team then consolidates the data into our platform in a way that conforms to our internal schema. They’re using Ruby on Rails

    What is the team composition?

    We’re working with two backend engineers. Before starting on the project, we worked with their owners and one of their engineering managers to figure out the scope and structure of the work before starting on the integration. Additionally, we worked with a few frontend engineers for a little bit.

    How did you come to work with Makeen Technologies?

    They were recommended by a friend, and we had a couple of meetings with them.

    How much have you invested with them?

    We’ve spent between $50,000–$100,000.

    What is the status of this engagement?

    We began working with them in April 2020, and our engagement is ongoing.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    When we first started working on the project, their management was very hands-on in terms of figuring out what we were building and what the right skill sets would be for what we need. They did a good job of that and have been very thoughtful about the engineers we work with.

    I’ve been really happy. We were able to significantly speed up the development. Makeen Technologies does a lot of people management in terms of helping people to grow and not just putting out code. They ask the right questions.

    How did Makeen Technologies perform from a project management standpoint?

    The team is really good at providing daily status updates at the beginning and end of the day without our prompting them. Their project management is really good. The engineers communicate early and often if they’re falling behind. 

    What did you find most impressive about them?

    There were times when the quality of the engineers we were working with wasn’t what we were expecting, and Makeen Technologies was quick to figure out the root cause and pain points, and they were quick to work with the engineers to improve. 

    Are there any areas they could improve?

    No, not that I can think of. We’ve had a really good experience with them. This was only going to be a short-term project, but we’ve kept it going longer to help us with the milestones. One thing that we struggled with in the beginning was the time difference. Once we got set up, everything became smoother. 

    Do you have any advice for potential customers?

    We’ve had very specifically scoped work, and one of the reasons we’ve been able to move quickly is that, for each integration, we figure out everything we need. 

    I would advise customers to scope out the project well and have clearly defined goals and deadlines and communicate with Makeen Technologies. Have written details in terms of what you’re looking for.

    5.0
    Overall Score We’re extremely happy.
    • 5.0 Scheduling
      ON TIME / DEADLINES
    • 4.5 Cost
      Value / within estimates
    • 5.0 Quality
      Service & deliverables
    • 5.0 NPS
      Willing to refer

    iOS App Development for Construction Company

    "You can trust Makeen Technologies to provide a stable product."

    Quality: 
    4.0
    Schedule: 
    5.0
    Cost: 
    4.0
    Willing to refer: 
    5.0
    The Project
     
    $200,000 to $999,999
     
    Sept. 2015 - Apr. 2020
    Project summary: 

    Makeen Technologies was hired by a construction company to digitize their paper and PDF forms. The team also built a native iOS app on Javelin, provided testing services, and offered maintenance on as needed.

    The Reviewer
     
    501-1000 Employees
     
    Australia
    Sharjeel Siddiqui
    IT Manager, Georgiou
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    Internal stakeholders are impressed with Makeen Technologies’ work, which garnered positive feedback from users and experienced very few bugs. Along the way, they were extremely professional, communicative, and personable, ensuring a positive engagement.

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

    BACKGROUND

    Introduce your business and what you do there.

    I’m the IT manager for Georgiou, a construction company.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    What challenge were you trying to address with Makeen Technologies?

    We wanted to digitize our paper and PDF forms. We were also looking to build a mobile app that could be used during projects.

    SOLUTION

    What was the scope of their involvement?

    They created an app for us on iOS. It was built on Javelin, and they used AWS. 

    It’s a native app, not web-based, so it works fast. It has scientific features to be used in providing accuracy on projects. When you submit a form, it is sent as a PDF, and the data is put into a database used for our business intelligence, reporting, and more. We can analyze and share pictures, as well. 

    They provided technical support, updates, and added new features as needed.

    What is the team composition?

    We interacted with 3-4 people from a customer service point of view. There were 10+ people, including a project manager and developers, working on the project.

    How did you come to work with Makeen Technologies?

    We worked with them previously, before they were Makeen Technologies, to build a platform. We were very happy with that work.

    How much have you invested with them?

    We spent $500,000 AUD (approximately $361,000 USD). 

    What is the status of this engagement?

    We worked together from September 2015 – April 2020.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    They did testing, which was pretty good. We had very few issues with new builds. The look and feel of the app were very good, and we have had positive feedback from users.

    How did Makeen Technologies perform from a project management standpoint?

    Their project manager did well. They delivered on time. 

    What did you find most impressive about them?

    They have good technical people and good leadership. The product itself is good — it’s stable. We have a good relationship with them. 

    Are there any areas they could improve?

    We had wanted one capability that the app doesn’t provide, regarding after forms are submitted. It’s the only thing they weren’t able to provide.

    Do you have any advice for potential customers?

    You can trust Makeen Technologies to provide a stable product.

    4.0
    Overall Score
    • 5.0 Scheduling
      ON TIME / DEADLINES
    • 4.0 Cost
      Value / within estimates
    • 4.0 Quality
      Service & deliverables
    • 5.0 NPS
      Willing to refer

    B2B App Development for Major Film & TV Production Company

    “They’re very good at keeping on top of our deadlines.”

    Quality: 
    4.5
    Schedule: 
    4.0
    Cost: 
    5.0
    Willing to refer: 
    5.0
    The Project
     
    $1,000,000 - $9,999,999
     
    June 2013 - Ongoing
    Project summary: 

    Makeen Technologies provides application support and mobile app development services for a media entertainment company. Their work includes React Native and Node development.

    The Reviewer
     
    1,001-5,000 Employees
     
    Los Angeles, California
    Executive, Warner Bros.
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    Makeen Technologies’ work has met the mark. The team is diligent, flexible, and excellent at managing a high-profile partnership. Customers can expect a communicative team that works to deliver results.

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

    BACKGROUND

    Introduce your business and what you do there.

    I’m the VP in charge of B2B applications for an entertainment company.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    What challenge were you trying to address with Makeen Technologies?

    We needed help application support and mobile app development.

    SOLUTION

    What was the scope of their involvement?

    They work on video playback, and DRM (digital rights management). They also do web and mobile app development for us, mostly in React Native and Node. We use them as a staff augmentation resource. The team comes in and does whatever we need, essentially acting as an extension of our team.

    Sometimes the applications are used to playback video for studio executives; Other times an app will let us know when something isn’t working. Finally, they’ve done work on our intranet application that helps people find out about things happening around the studio.

    What is the team composition?

    We work with 3–4 developers on any project. Sometimes there’s also a project manager.

    How did you come to work with Makeen Technologies?

    They were referred to me by a former co-worker.

    How much have you invested with them?

    We’ve spent $1 million–$10 million.

    What is the status of this engagement?

    We started working together in June 2013, and our work is ongoing.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    We continue to work with them because they finish the projects, and they’re good partners. They never change the contracts and work with us to make things easy for our team.

    How did Makeen Technologies perform from a project management standpoint?

    Their communication is solid. We’ve set up weekly meetings so we can stay aware of what they’re working on. We don’t use them too much for project management, but when we do, they’re very good at keeping on top of our deadlines.

    What did you find most impressive about them?

    Their agility stands out the most. The team’s resources are solid and when we ask them to do something, or if we ask them to shift gears, they make it happen.

    Are there any areas they could improve?

    No, anything that we’ve had issues with them we’ve already worked through.

    Do you have any advice for potential customers?

    My advice is to know what you want to build. Makeen will give you recommendations as long as you know what you’re looking for.

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

    Video Screen Service Dev for Warner Bros. Entertainment

    “The team understands the gears and inner workings of a huge company.”

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

    Makeen Technologies provides development services for an enterprise entertainment media company. Their work includes web, electron, iOS, Android, Apple TV, and Roku development for a video screen service.

    The Reviewer
     
    10,001+ Employees
     
    Burbank, California
    Project Manager, Warner Bros. Entertainment
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    Makeen Technologies’ work has been met with high praise and acclaim. The team navigates corporate politics well while offering an array of varied development skillsets. Integrity, professional intelligence, and thought partnership are skills that set Makeen Technologies apart from other vendors.

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

    BACKGROUND

    Introduce your business and what you do there.

    I’m a project manager at Warner Bros. Entertainment. We’re a Fortune 500 company, and I’m in the technology division that supports the company in making content, movies, and shows for public consumption.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    What challenge were you trying to address with Makeen Technologies?

    We wanted a mature team to quickly scale up and build a challenging software solution.

    SOLUTION

    What was the scope of their involvement?

    They built a video screen service that included web, electron, iOS, Android, Apple TV, and Roku based interfaces.

    What is the team composition?

    We worked with around 10 people from their team, including iOS, Android, React Native, infrastructure, UX/UI, web development, and Apple TV experts.

    How did you come to work with Makeen Technologies?

    One of my colleagues discovered them. We were already confident with their skillset and ability to deliver, and we knew they could move fast. Their pricing was also within our range.

    How much have you invested with them?

    We’ve spent over $500,000.

    What is the status of this engagement?

    We started working together in August 2017, and our work is ongoing.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    Makeen has solid leadership that helped achieve our goals. They’re adept at navigating corporate bureaucracy and politics. The team understands the gears and inner workings of a huge company, which is a great skill.

    How did Makeen Technologies perform from a project management standpoint?

    They’re excellent. Their team has the integrity to do their job right while considering our time frames and expectations. There are enough people in the company that if we’re hiring them for one purpose, and need an expert opinion from a different purpose, they’re able to provide that expertise fairly easily. We use Atlassian for project management.

    What did you find most impressive about them?

    I enjoy professionally intelligent people who not only have the ability to implement the desired service, but the creativity to consider the ways in which it could be done. One of the great things I enjoyed about them was their willingness to give light pushback where appropriate to get clearer on the expectations, or suggest a different solution.

    Are there any areas they could improve?

    For the most part, we had very few issues. Occasionally, they put the wrong person on a job for us. It’s irritating to learn that the person that assigned wasn’t as adept as the previous person we’d worked with.

    Do you have any advice for potential customers?

    Be sure that everything you want is listed in your scope of work.

    5.0
    Overall Score
    • 5.0 Scheduling
      ON TIME / DEADLINES
    • 5.0 Cost
      Value / within estimates
    • 5.0 Quality
      Service & deliverables
      It would be nice if they kept the quality of their engineers at the level of their top engineer.
    • 5.0 NPS
      Willing to refer

    React Native App Dev for Warner Bros Entertainment Group

    "I like how quickly they’re able to assemble their team and begin work."

    Quality: 
    5.0
    Schedule: 
    4.5
    Cost: 
    4.5
    Willing to refer: 
    5.0
    The Project
     
    $50,000 to $199,999
     
    June - Dec. 2019
    Project summary: 

    Makeen Technologies developed a mobile application and dashboard using React Native and MySQL. 

    The Reviewer
     
    10,000+ Employees
     
    Burbank, California
    Edwin Amonoo-Monney
    Product Manager, Warner Bros. Entertainment Group
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    The internal team is happy with the application that Makeen Technologies developed. Makeen always delivered on time and remained adaptable to changes. They have exceptional attention to detail. 

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

    BACKGROUND

    Introduce your business and what you do there.

    I’m a product manager for Warner Bros. Entertainment Group.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    What challenge were you trying to address with Makeen Technologies?

    We needed a mobile application/dashboard developed.

    SOLUTION

    What was the scope of their involvement?

    They have worked on three projects with me; a self-service portal, an advanced management application, and a mobile app/dashboard.

    For the mobile application, they did the frontend and backend engineering of the entire app. It’s built for Android and iOS, and there is a desktop application. The app is built in React Native, and MySQL was used for backend.

    The app is used by upper management, allowing them to quickly visualize what’s going on with all the apps in our portfolio and to identify issues.

    What is the team composition?

    There were four people working on this project: a project manager, development lead, and two engineers.

    How did you come to work with Makeen Technologies?

    I believe they were recommended. However, they have done a few projects with us now and have worked with other departments at Warner  Bros.

    How much have you invested with them?

    We invested $150,000 - $200,000 for this project alone.

    What is the status of this engagement?

    We worked together from June–December 2019.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    The app was launched internally. Within a week, we had 100 downloads, which was more than the other launches we’ve done. Feedback has been very good. Users find it to be a very helpful tool.

    How did Makeen Technologies perform from a project management standpoint?

    They did very well. They make sure deadlines are met, and accommodate changes to the best of their ability. We used Jira for this project.

    What did you find most impressive about them?

    I like how quickly they’re able to assemble their team and begin work. This is much better than previous experiences I’ve had with other vendors. This team pays attention to detail and is adaptable to the changing needs and requirements.

    Are there any areas they could improve?

    There’s nothing I can think of right now.

    Do you have any advice for potential customers?

    Know exactly what you’re looking for, and provide clear requirements to get the best outcome.

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

    Dev of Platform for Healthcare Recruiting Startup

    "They treat your company as though it were their own. I never felt that money was the primary objective."

    Quality: 
    5.0
    Schedule: 
    5.0
    Cost: 
    5.0
    Willing to refer: 
    5.0
    The Project
     
    $50,000 to $199,999
     
    Aug. 2019 - Ongoing
    Project summary: 

    After a previous developer failed to meet standards, Makeen Technologies took on the task of developing a healthcare recruiting platform. The process involved resolving security challenges and QA sessions.

    The Reviewer
     
    1-10 Employees
     
    Los Angeles, California
    Cara Lunsford, Registered Nurse
    Founder & CEO, Holliblu
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    Makeen Technologies executed a platform that utilizes state-of-the-art technology. It's now being used by over 150 companies and thousands of nurses. The team leads expressed genuine concern for the success of the client and went about the engagement with empathy and care.

    The client submitted this review online.

    BACKGROUND

    Please describe your company and your position there.

    I am the CEO and Founder of Holliblu, a nurse workforce management and recruiting platform for healthcare companies and a community for nurses.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    For what projects/services did your company hire Makeen Technologies?

    Makeen was hired to take over development after we discovered that our previous developer was over charging and had created a product that was below industry standards. Makeen was hired to bring our product up to industry standard, add certain layers of security, create a subscription pricing model, and help us to create innovative technology for our product.

    What were your goals for this project?

    We wanted to make sure that our product was built in a way that would allow us to be dynamic as a company. We wanted the foundation to be strong so we could scale the technology. We wanted to work with a company that was innovative and could help us stay relevant. We wanted honesty and transparency from our developers.

    SOLUTION

    How did you select this vendor?

    makeen was referred to me through a friend.

    Describe the project in detail.

    We worked tirelessly with our assigned project manager from Makeen to get all of the source code and other required assets from our previous developer. Makeen was professional every step of the way in getting what they needed to start working on our product. We were assigned a team of developers and invited to their stand-up call every morning at 8:00.

    We were involved in the whole process as product owners and encouraged to give feedback about what our goals and objectives were for our technology. The team provided us with a plan for how they would do a thorough QA process by hiring a 3rd party QA team to help us determine what fixes needed to be made.

    Once those fixes were made, the team started on our security which meant adding a layer of MFA for companies and nurses. During that time we also had developers who were working on building our pricing model, updating our marketing pages, and creating ideas for adding community to our product.

    What was the team composition?

    We had a project manager and at times 8-10 developers working on front end, backend, QA, iOS and Android.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    Our product is now a state of the art technology that is being successfully used in the healthcare industry by over 150 companies and 2,000 nurses.

    How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

    The communication and workflow has always been very transparent and easy to navigate.

    What did you find most impressive about this company?

    The leadership by Abdul Masri and the team he has created makes you feel that you are really cared about as a customer. They treat your company as though it were their own. I never felt that money was the primary objective.

    Are there any areas for improvement?

    I think In technology there is always some room for improvement but based on my previous experiences with other development companies, Makeen has earned 5 stars for sure.

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

    Hybrid App Dev for Internet Technology Firm

    “Even if something wasn't necessarily within the original scope, they'd still find a way to make it work.”

    Quality: 
    4.5
    Schedule: 
    3.5
    Cost: 
    4.5
    Willing to refer: 
    5.0
    The Project
     
    $200,000 to $999,999
     
    Feb. 2016 - Feb. 2017
    Project summary: 

    Makeen Technologies developed the frontend and backend of a mobile app for iOS and Android using PhoneGap. They helped implement a company’s new business model and increase brand visibility to boost sales.

    The Reviewer
     
    51-200 Employees
     
    Burbank, California
    Fred Roby
    Former VP of Engineering, Outlook Amusements
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    They offered direct communication with developers, who functioned as an extension of the internal scrum team. Regardless of a technical problem’s difficulty, they consistently formulated effective solutions without increasing the budget. The team was collaborative, flexible, and reliable.

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

    BACKGROUND

    Introduce your business and what you do there.

    I first contracted Makeen Technologies to build out a new hybrid app when I was the VP of engineering at Outlook Amusements. I also work with them in my new position as a VP at Warner Brothers.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    What challenge were you trying to address with Makeen Technologies?

    We had a product that lacked any sort of App Store presence. As we evaluated the marketplace and our competitors, it became clear that Outlook Amusements needed increased brand visibility. We contracted them to take on a subset of existing features and to implement a new approach to our business model.

    SOLUTION

    What was the scope of their involvement?

    They were primarily responsible for building a mobile app using PhoneGap. As a hybrid application, it was built for both iOS and Android. Our internal team conducted the API work in conjunction with Makeen Technologies' developers.

    Their team mainly focused on frontend development and integration. We provided wireframes and sketches ahead of time. This project was strictly development, but they offered design recommendations to resolve any mistakes they noticed. I can’t discuss specific features and functionalities because there are pending patents.

    What is the team composition?

    We worked with 7–8 people from their team. All our communication with developers was direct, which is a major reason why I like working with them. They were basically integrated as an extension of our scrum team.

    How did you come to work with Makeen Technologies?

    An old colleague of mine recommended we use them.

    How much have you invested with them?

    We spent more than $200,000 on their services.

    What is the status of this engagement?

    Our project kicked off between February and April 2016, and they launched the first version in the following February 2017.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    The development work went smoothly. Several challenges we faced resulted from Outlook Amusements' difficulty with committing to one particular direction. Makeen Technologies handled the changes very well. They were always accommodating. Even if something wasn't necessarily within the original scope, they'd still find a way to make it work without having to reassess or change orders.

    How did Makeen Technologies perform from a project management standpoint?

    The project management model was interesting, because we both had our own project managers who worked collaboratively. We mostly communicated via phone and Skype. Their lead was skilled and thorough. On occasion, he was very matter-of-fact about certain things and prioritized the developers' interests. When our president put pressure on me to complete work, I didn’t want to experience too much resistance from our vendor.

    What did you find most impressive about them?

    No matter what the technical problem is, they're always willing to drive the architecture and design and formulate a solution. Oftentimes, third parties you work with want you to dictate the exact way things should go. Makeen Technologies is a lot more collaborative. Depending on the strength of the organization, sometimes you need to be able to simply rely on whomever you hire.

    Are there any areas they could improve?

    The biggest issue centered around the estimation of dates. With many companies I work for, it’s critical to hit deadlines you commit to. If you don't, then there can be a lot of at least political ramifications. That's definitely one area that I would like to see them improve.

    Do you have any advice for potential customers?

    Define and stick to the scope of your project.

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

    Custom Software Solution Dev for IT Firm

    “Building a relationship with Makeen Technologies will help you be more creative.”

    Quality: 
    5.0
    Schedule: 
    5.0
    Cost: 
    5.0
    Willing to refer: 
    5.0
    The Project
     
    $200,000 to $999,999
     
    Jan. 2016 - Ongoing
    Project summary: 

    Makeen Technologies is an ongoing dedicated development partner. They’ve helped in front- and backend development of a web-based portal and are currently working on a 3-D imaging platform.

    The Reviewer
     
    501 - 1,000 Employees
     
    Dallas, Texas
    Joel Mora
    Sales, General Datatech
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    Makeen Technologies facilitates the delivery of complete solutions to end clients. The 3-D project’s innovation has received praise and secured a contract with a company, showing signs of growth potential. Technically-adept project management and communication make them a cost-effective partner.

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

    BACKGROUND

    Introduce your business and what you do there.

    I’m part of the sales team at General Datatech, an infrastructure and integrator for large and small companies. We do a lot of work for service providers.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    What challenge were you trying to address with Makeen Technologies?

    Our clients sometimes ask us to put together solutions with outcomes when we’re selling software. We have to outsource to our ecosystem partners to accommodate this. Makeen Technologies is one of them.

    SOLUTION

    What was the scope of their involvement?

    We did the infrastructure, hardware installation, and configuration, and then helped our customers with the apps. Makeen Technologies was the integrator who put the app and hardware together to create the output that the customer wanted. They did a lot of front- and backend coding. They made everything work within the app and provided a portal that generates analytic data for end users.

    Makeen Technologies’ job was to code and grab those data points from the app and hardware and then put them into the format that the end user wanted on the portal. It’s a web-based portal that’s also mobile responsive. There was a lot of custom work from Makeen Technologies that made it even more valuable as a solution. The project is complete.

    We’re currently working on another project for an oil and gas company. We’re building a 3-D imaging platform for field engineers at refineries. We developed a three-part solution that allows my customer to pull up 3-D imaging on their iPads instead of having it hardwired. Makeen Technologies was able to make these three solutions work seamlessly together so that the 3-D image compression would work on a wireless network.

    What is the team composition?

    We’ve worked with about four people. The CEO is heavily involved with everything and makes things work smoothly. We’re in direct contact with the developers, and once we start a solution, they’re in direct contact with our engineers as well.

    How did you come to work with Makeen Technologies?

    Our owner met their CEO at a conference. We were getting into web and app development, so it made sense to bring on a company like Makeen Technologies as one of our ecosystem partners. We’re very strict on how we vet our vendors. We’re a billion-dollar company, so we have to be entirely sure that a company will represent us well. We started working with Makeen Technologies because our company vetted them pretty heavily.

    How much have you invested with them?

    We spent between $87,000–$90,000 on the first project. The second will cost between $120,000–$150,000.

    What is the status of this engagement?

    We started working together in January 2016, and the engagement is ongoing.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    It’s been a great relationship because we’re both doing what we do best. We send the final product as a complete solution.

    The 3-D imaging project couldn’t be done without them because we don’t have that kind of in-house expertise. We’ve received praise on innovating a custom solution. Makeen Technologies is vital in making everything work together.

    They’re making the field engineers’ jobs much more efficient because they’re able to pull up these images on the field rather than having to go back to wired computers. It saves a lot of time and money. We’ve received our first contract with a company that’s going to put it in a refinery. They said our development was really good and that we came up with a solution that meets their needs. It turned out to be something that’s going to pay off in the long run.

    How did Makeen Technologies perform from a project management standpoint?

    The communication is great. They have some really good project managers who are very technical and concentrated on the tasks at hand. It makes a lot of difference. Being able to understand the technology and how it’s installed are big advantages because you can clearly see that they’re efficient with their time. I really appreciate them having very technical project managers because it helps lower the cost of the total project.

    Makeen Technologies' project managers follow the lead of our project managers. They use their own tools, but we’re not using their reports. We communicate via email, phone calls, meetings, and conference calls. We have standing meets that happen every week for big projects. Communication is very important.

    Their development team is pretty sharp and cost-effective, which allows us all to make money. Working with them has been great because they have really good pricing and developers. They don’t scrimp us, even though they charge less. You get really good talent with the price they charge.

    Are there any areas they could improve?

    No. Our whole company works with them and we have more projects coming down the pipeline. I’ve never received any complaints or had communication issues.

    Do you have any advice for potential customers?

    Building a relationship with Makeen Technologies will help you be more creative. A lot of times when we sub, we sub for technology and don’t really get the full breadth of everything a vendor does. My advice to people who use Makeen Technologies would be to give them a chance to explore all the things they do. It could work with other divisions or projects you have within your company.

    We’ve been learning as we go. If they’re involved in a meeting and we talk about certain technologies that are outside of our scope, that’s when we quickly learn that they have engineers or experience around certain things. It’s easy to use them for different projects you may have.

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

    Platform Software Dev for Entertainment Marketing Agency

    “They were an incredibly professional and fantastic partner.”

    Quality: 
    5.0
    Schedule: 
    5.0
    Cost: 
    4.5
    Willing to refer: 
    5.0
    The Project
     
    Confidential
     
    Jan. 2015 - Apr. 2016
    Project summary: 

    Makeen Technologies augmented internal staff and utilized Node.js, MongoDB, and Angular in the development and implementation of a web-based platform. They also assisted with software development testing.

    The Reviewer
     
    51-200 Employees
     
    Los Angeles, California
    Alex McFadyen
    VP Software Development, Branded Entertainment Network
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    Makeen Technologies provided assiduous resources throughout the engagement and always made sure tasks were completed on time. Their willingness to participate in brainstorming sessions, reliability, and seamless integration with internal staff made for an overall convivial atmosphere.

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

    BACKGROUND

    Introduce your business and what you do there.

    I’m the VP of software development of Branded Entertainment Network. We are integration experts, connecting global brands to consumers through the power of popular entertainment (influencers, TV, film and iconic celebrities).

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    What challenge were you trying to address with Makeen Technologies?

    We needed platform software development for our company.

    SOLUTION

    What was the scope of their involvement?

    Initially, they helped architect and build the platform which we’ve since adapted and moved on with. They provided us with technical expertise, consulting leadership, problem-solving, scoping work, implementation, and software development testing.

    The platform is web-based and originally built with Node.js and MongoDB on the backend, as well as Angular on the frontend. We’ve since migrated the frontend to React. The platform allows users to identify correct opportunities based on a myriad of criteria and then tracks those opportunities through execution and reporting.

    What is the team composition?

    We’ve worked with a total of six people from their team as they’ve augmented our own, including their CEO, QA resources, and developers.

    How did you come to work with Makeen Technologies?

    Our former VP of software engineering had used them at a previous job and had positive things to say, so we entered them into our tender process.

    What is the status of this engagement?

    We began working with them in January 2015. The engagement ended in April 2017 because we decided to use internal resources instead.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    They did what they said they were going to do and provided us with the resources we asked for. People who worked on the project were conscientious, diligent, and brilliant. They were fantastic to work with and I would do so again without hesitation.

    How did Makeen Technologies perform from a project management standpoint?

    They performed incredibly well, as did the resources they provided. They were always pushing deadlines and making sure that things went forward. They were also heavily involved in coming up with ideas. It felt like they were really a part of our team as opposed to just a vendor.

    We communicated mostly through Jira, Slack, and Skype. The people in our company who work out of Los Angeles met with them fairly regularly in person.

    What did you find most impressive about them?

    They always provided us with fantastic people. They were very easy to get along with and did what they said they were going to do, which is always nice when working with a vendor.

    They were an incredibly professional and fantastic partner.

    Are there any areas they could improve?

    Everything was as we wanted it. They did a great job, and I have nothing bad to say about them.

    Do you have any advice for potential customers?

    If you’re hiring expensive and clever people, you will probably receive very good ideas of ways to improve your business. If you want to take the most advantage of someone like Makeen Technologies, you should think of them as a partner, not an implementer.

    5.0
    Overall Score
    • 5.0 Scheduling
      ON TIME / DEADLINES
    • 4.5 Cost
      Value / within estimates
      They’re not cheap, but you are getting what you pay for.
    • 5.0 Quality
      Service & deliverables
    • 5.0 NPS
      Willing to refer

    .NET Software Dev for Lending Group

    “Our software users have been ecstatic. They were really impressed with Makeen Technologies' abilit[ies].”

    Quality: 
    5.0
    Schedule: 
    5.0
    Cost: 
    5.0
    Willing to refer: 
    5.0
    The Project
     
    $200,000 to $999,999
     
    Aug. 2013 - Jan. 2017
    Project summary: 

    Makeen Technologies assessed an ineffective, manual process that used disparate Microsoft products. After designing and developing new software, the team streamlined workflow into a locally hosted .NET app.

    The Reviewer
     
    Redmond, Washington
    Contractor, Lending Group
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    The app received extensive praise from software users, who find it continually useful for improving and streamlining their process. The team consistently added new features and resolved bugs to enhance the product. Using Trello to communicate made the project management seamless and efficient.

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

    BACKGROUND

    Introduce your business and what you do there.

    I am a contractor consultant, and work closely with a broker to manage short term real estate portfolios.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    What challenge were you trying to address with Makeen Technologies?

    Our servicer needed to develop a proprietary portfolio management and origination software. Since our company could benefit from this development, we were willing to undertake the project.

    SOLUTION

    What was the scope of their involvement?

    Our broker and originator was using a manual, repetitive process amongst disparate Microsoft products like Word and Excel. Makeen Technologies observed the workflow, including customer contact, property identification, and valuation. They streamlined the operation into a .NET-based proprietary software app, which is hosted on a local server.

    Their developers built the software from scratch. We worked closely with them on the needs and requirements document. Since we’re not a tech company, we only provided basic sketches of how we thought it should look. They used our ideas to create wireframes and built out the app from there. As it was adopted by the end users, they made continuous improvements.

    What is the team composition?

    We worked with five or six different developers. At one point, I brought in a project manager to interface with their team.

    How did you come to work with Makeen Technologies?

    They were referred to us by our network of corporate contacts.

    How much have you invested with them?

    We spent about $300,000. Since the app was built over the course of several years, it was a significant investment.

    What is the status of this engagement?

    We started working together in August 2013 and completed the project around January 2017. After we developed the app to a stage that needed minimal ongoing maintenance and changes, we brought it in-house.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    Our software users have been ecstatic. They were really impressed with Makeen Technologies' ability to streamline their process in the app. The team was always responsive to making any additional enhancements we needed, or fixing potential bugs that popped up. They developed a good understanding of the end goal and made all the necessary motions to achieve it. Everyone is really pleased with the outcome, and we still use the app today.

    How did Makeen Technologies perform from a project management standpoint?

    Makeen Technologies did a great job from this perspective. They introduced us to Trello, a tool we’ve actually adopted in-house for new, unrelated projects going forward. That was our main form of communication, and it worked really well.

    What did you find most impressive about them?

    I've worked on several other projects with different IT consultants. Comparatively, Makeen Technologies individuals had a better grasp on what we were trying to achieve and progressed through the project much faster. Overall, we were very pleased with the work they performed for us.

    5.0
    Overall Score
    • 5.0 Scheduling
      ON TIME / DEADLINES
      Using Trello made everything about the project’s progress very transparent, which really assisted us.
    • 5.0 Cost
      Value / within estimates
    • 5.0 Quality
      Service & deliverables
    • 5.0 NPS
      Willing to refer