Software Engineering Reinforcement

NIX is a custom software development company committed to providing advanced tech solutions that facilitate and add value to our clients’ businesses. We offer a full spectrum of services ranging from web and mobile application development to complex enterprise solutions.

Our team consists of highly-skilled, creatively brave and experienced professionals who are specialists in their fields. We always strive to create the best solutions and exceed our customer's expectations.

Our core competency is comprehensive software solutions build on the committed end-to-end development process. We help business owners and executives gain competitive advantages in the tech race and take over leadership in the industry.

 
Undisclosed
 
$25 - $49 / hr
 
1,000 - 9,999
 Founded
1994
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Saint Petersburg, FL
headquarters
other locations

Portfolio

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Blockchain Web-Platform

INTRODUCTION

ARTiFACTS is a unique web-based platform, which is purpose-built to enrich the scholarly record by enabling transactions and recording existence and attribution with linkages across all research artifacts. The team needed to organize data structure and decide: what part to store in the blockchain, and how to connect data put on the blockchain with the data inside of the

system.

 

SOLUTION

Web-platform successfully integrated with Blockchain-based system.

Developed adaptive (including Retina optimization) and modern design.

User-friendly and intuitive interface, customized for specific needs of the platform’s functionality (PoE, citing, control of artifacts).

RESULT

The client has a complex, high-performance system for academic and scientific research that leverages blockchain technology. Also, the NIX team designed and implemented a UI/UX that entirely satisfies all the requirements of this unique system.

 

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IoT Mobile App for Smart Toy

INTRODUCTION

SmartGurlz™ is a line of friendly self-balancing robots and cute dolls that encourage girls to learn technologies, math, and engineering in a fun way. We need to develop mobile app which will be successfully engaging with robot dolls. The main UX task was to take into account only the child’s vocabulary and not use unfamiliar words. 

 

SOLUTION

NIX team developed a multifunctional mobile app with user-friendly and easily understood UI/UX design. The application is based on the Blockly function, which is widely used to teach kids basic programming and contains 10 specific tasks that help to understand each element of the code.

RESULT

SmartGurlz™ spread all over the world and was rated as the #1 Educational app by parents. In addition, it was recommended by the Girls Scouts of America and BlackGirlsCode. A lot of schools are using it to encourage girls and boys to learn how to code together.

 

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Customized Solution for Property Management Needs

INTRODUCTION

NIX developed a software solution to handle all aspects of running a successful property business. It's a multi modules platform, which is an all-in-one solution, that would be easily configured for definite property management needs in different domain segments: rental, flats, condominiums. 

SOLUTION

Implemented must-have features for managers to handle real

estate. There are web and mobile versions for both a manager and a user. Modules of the platform can be interconnected with other external services and, as they are working separately. Still, interlinked, it ensures the necessary security: storage of data on residents, their payments, personal information, etc.

 

RESULT

We created an easily customized platform for particularly property management needs with both web and mobile apps. An administrator of the property can choose a specific set of features, add or remove individual modules, depending on the property needs.

 

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E-commerce Marketplace to Buy or Sell Vehicles

INTRODUCTION

CarSoup.com is an online automotive marketplace that assists sellers and more than 20,000 dealerships across the U.S. We had the mission to develop software that will make the buying and selling process more efficient, transparent, and flexible.

SOLUTION

We developed websites and applications for iOS/Android. Users can buy or sell a car, search by make, model,

and many more popular options, find dealers near the user's location, etc. Admins can manage users and dealers, watch the statistics, connect third-party service apps. Dealers can review the list of leads that come from the web site and external sources and view user's statistics.

 

RESULT

NIX provided a fully-equipped system that offers a user-friendly car-buying environment with the most extensive selection of local vehicles and dealers online. Integration with advertising platforms makes targeting easy for private sellers to locate buyers. 

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An Enterprise Solution to Expand Intelligent Automation Capabilities in the Cloud

INTRODUCTION

The client has an intelligent platform that offers digital labor powered by Robotic Process Automation (RPA), Artificial Intelligence(AI), and Cloud Computing to automate clerical back-office processes. The mission was tAn intelligent platform that offers digital labor powered by RPA, AI, and Cloud Computing to automate clerical back-office processes. The mission was to develop several

system components.

 

SOLUTION

Developed a secure customizable web portal with smart and intuitive UI design which allows organizations to initiate automation of a broad process range requiring manual initiation.

Refreshed user interface for end-user and administrative activities.

Expanded their AI Labs division with additional skills and capabilities.

Supported a longer-term plan of a blended on-shore and near-shore software. 

RESULT

The client obtained a continually evolving platform. Advanced AI capabilities allowed the platform to work across a broad range of knowledge work by understanding, interpreting, translating, and structuring information.

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Smart HVAC System Based on IoT

INTRODUCTION

The client product is a Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning (HVAC) system designed to control the temperature inside the building. The client's company approached us to come up with a software development solution.

SOLUTION

Developed an ASP.NET MVC web application and integrated it with a simplified simulation algorithm

created by the Client team. Created a system for scheduling simulation and data acquisition, which reads HVAC system sensors' data. together with Real-Time Control configuring HVAC system. Developed single-user ASP.NET core web application that provides an interface for configuring the entire system.

 

RESULT

By using developed service, the client’s company controls and successfully optimizes two-million square feet of buildings by upgrading schools, hospitals, office and manufacturing buildings, military bases, municipal buildings.

 

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E-commerce Websites on Magento

INTRODUCTION

The VOID – is a Swedish bike clothing brand. The aim was to create two websites – one for the VOID and another one for the lifestyle brand – Wearcolour.

SOLUTION

Developed two websites based on Magento and connect the Swedish payment systems.

Used the same codebase for two websites.

Ensured stable integration between the sites and SAP

system.

 

Made sure that all linked modules work properly.

Build websites architecture and provide user-friendly UI/UX.

Support 2 different stores with different currencies, prices, and products.

RESULT

The client has received two user-friendly websites considering all his demands and NIX team expert suggestions. The project still progresses, and we provide continuous assistance by supporting the design and high-end functionality.

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Chemistry Lab in VR

INTRODUCTION

Chemistry Laboratory is an educational virtual reality experience that teaches students lab procedure and safety. With a headset, users can perform chemistry experiments in a virtual world.

SOLUTION

NIX developed VR part of this project. Using a VR headset and controllers, we achieve user immersion in chemical experiments. For a more significant immersion

effect, we created a virtual breadboard model of the chemical laboratory of the 60s. Controllers will allow users to manipulate objects in a 3-dimensional space, which gives a sense of real experience and freedom of actions.

 

RESULT

Virtual reality makes the classic studying process a really fascinating experience. With its help, a classroom is not limited to four walls, science subjects don’t lack the ingredients or tools, and chemistry can visualize the information.

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Interior of Apartment in Virtual Reality

INTRODUCTION

Property owners face a challenge on how to demonstrate the closest representation of a final project. To solve this issue NIX developed a VR platform to demonstrate showcase planned real estate. The platform is customized to the specific needs and business goals of the owners.

SOLUTION

The developed platform brings the

following solutions: 

 

It allows to immerse into the virtual space.

The ability to change textures and colors, switching off the materials are embedded directly into VR/AR headsets. Now you can quickly redecorate a room and see how it looks instead of sitting and waiting for the wrong result.

 Interaction with several people. It is the opportunity of business without bounds. The platform allows you to find yourself in one place and discuss the client's real estate remotely

RESULT

Our team succeeds in visualizing interiors for rental companies and apartment building concepts. In this way, you can explore spaces before they’re even built. It’s a time-saving and convenient function.

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Mobile Application for Remote Control

INTRODUCTION

The product is the first consumer 360 3D camera and the new dual-camera that gives anyone the power to create and share immersive experiences in 360° or VR180 (3D) Photo and Video. We aimed to develop a mobile application for Android and iOS which allows users to operate the camera, unlock the full potential by enabling different shooting modes and powerful editor.

 

SOLUTION

The team ensured a stable connection between the camera and mobile application. Using the socket connection and the Protobuf structured data transfer protocol allows channeling the commands from all mobile platforms to the device. 

RESULT

The NIX team created an app with the hottest feature – the ability to make a 2D video from 3D / 360 ° footage. The application allows to view videos in Cardboard or Little Planet mode and make live-stream videos on Youtube or Facebook. The video editor enables many features such as: to add artistic filters or effects, make color adjustments, add audio.

Reviews

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Design & Dev Support for Software Company

“We cooperate really well with them, and they make adjustments so we don’t have any complaints.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
Apr. 2019 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

NIX provides staff augmentation for a cybersecurity company, supporting design and backend development when needed and conducting QA.

The Reviewer
 
11- 50 Employees
 
Israel
Noam Shalit
COO, SafeRide Technologies Ltd
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The original project was successful, so they’ve extended the partnership. Headed by a knowledgeable project lead, the team is experienced and professional. NIX delivered everything on time and was always in contact with their partner. Offering a superior customer experience, they’re recommended.

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 CEO of a startup to develop protections for connected and autonomous vehicles.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with NIX?

We didn’t have enough manpower or the capacity to complete a specific project, so we hired NIX to augment our staff.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They supported design and backend development, and really everything we couldn’t do ourselves. After we completed the specific project, we decided to continue working with them on another project. We plan to continue our collaboration focusing on QA.

What is the team composition?

The size of the team fluctuates depending on what we’re working on, but most of the time we have about 10 people working with us.

How did you come to work with NIX?

We met one of their employees here in Israel, and she introduced us to the company. At the time, we didn’t need their services, but business needs always change. So, when the situation came up and we needed an outside agency for support, we chose to work with NIX. We had a really good feeling about their team and the manager flew to

How much have you invested with them?

Roughly, we’ve spent about $350,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started in April 2019, and we’ve been working with them on an ongoing basis.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We’re really happy with the quality of work they provide us. We have an expert that checks their work, but we have no complaints. We’ve been impressed by the team’s expertise and we plan to continue working with them.

How did NIX perform from a project management standpoint?

They’re very professional and our project manager is a good team leader. She heads the staff and demonstrates a really high level of expertise. We had a really good experience working with the NIX team because they stuck to our schedule.

The local support team is in touch with us all the time to make sure the job gets done as planned. We call one another weekly, or sometimes daily. Everything has gone really well. Their staff even visited us all the way from Ukraine. Overall, customer experience is great.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They adapt to meet our needs. We cooperate really well with them, and they make adjustments so we don’t have any complaints.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, I don’t think so.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

My advice would be to work with them. You just have to negotiate the price because there’s competition in this market.

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

Web Dev & UX for Online Automotive Dealership

“It is hard to impress me, and NIX kept me happy. There is no recommendation that is more powerful.”

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

NIX Solutions revamped an online sales portal, creating a more modern website and upgrading the corresponding database with a view toward enhanced SEO and UX.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Bloomington, Minnesota
Craig Burris
Director of Operations, CarSoup
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

NIX’s expert team built a new system that increased potential customer traffic and improved performance. Their transparent workflow allowed for consistent communication and quick correction of problems when they arose. They also adjusted their processes to mitigate time-difference concerns.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am the director of operations for CarSoup.com, an online automotive parts and car dealership.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire NIX Solutions?

We worked with NIX to develop a new company website.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted an updated website, database, and other processes to increase the speed, SEO, and overall UX.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We explored several different options for this project,k including an in-house development team and offshoring the project. Once we decided to outsource the project, we evaluated developers by their capabilities, client list, and reputation. We chose NIX because they had a large staff of skilled developers that specialized in the areas of development we needed.

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

They handled project design, iteration, and implementation from the ground up, transferring no code from our old system. To help develop web content, they consulted with our president and me.

What was the team composition?

Their team is comprised of project managers, business analysts, UI/UX developers, PHP developers, quality assurance professionals, Elasticsearch developers, and others.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We’re seeing record website traffic and user engagement as a result of the rebuild. Our website is faster, stable, and has better SEO.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

Their project managers and business analysts handled project management. We used Jira and Trello to keep track of progress.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

The entire team at NIX was welcoming and easy to work with. The level of customer service and dedication of the staff is amazing.  Finding developers is not complicated, but finding ones that work well with your team is a difficult encounter.

Are there any areas where they can improve?

Although NIX made minor mistakes in the development process, their team learned from them and implemented procedures to avoid future errors.

5.0
Overall Score It is hard to impress me, and NIX kept me happy. There is no recommendation that is more powerful.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They modified their hours to suit our time zone and kindly welcomed our employees when they traveled to their site.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    The ratio of cost to quality was remarkable.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They impressed me from start to finish.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I would recommend NIX to anyone who needs development work.

Platform Dev for Career Preparation Service

“The NIX team is reliable and sustainable, though not always accurate with their work on our project.”

Quality: 
3.5
Schedule: 
3.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
4.5
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Jan. 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

NIX Solutions provided digital development services for an interviewing practice platform. They used MongoDB, Node.js, TypeScript, React.js, and Redux to program the frontend and backend of the service.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
San Francisco, California
Co-founder, Career Preparation Service
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The team skillfully executed all of the required technical elements but required additional guidance and clarification. The project manager communicates efficiently, but there are some obstacles in interacting with other team members and setting expectations for quality of work.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am the co-founder and head of product for a free career-preparation service. We arrange mock interviews for software engineers to practice speaking with recruiters. We observe the live interview and connect promising developers to top agencies with available career opportunities.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with NIX Solutions?

Our company was in its early stages and we have a relatively low budget. We wanted to accelerate our research and development processes and get a product on the market.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Nix worked with us on our brand visibility by creating public web pages for digital marketing. The team designed the platform’s entire experience and helped plan peripheral product features like the onboarding, scheduling, interviewing, and feedback processes. They programmed our system using MongoDB and Node.js for backend work and TypeScript, React.js, and Redux for frontend work. At one point, they were providing SEO guidance, but it was hard for us to get the results we wanted using an external service. The NIX team is now working to improve the platform and add new features.

What is the team composition?

NIX allowed us to choose the project structure. We could either have a single point of contact and a black-boxed development process or we could choose several engineers to work as part of our extended team and manage them directly. We chose to work with a full team that consisted of a project manager, frontend designer, backend developer, QA specialist, and a web designer. We let go of two additional engineers during the project because we had to consistently review their work to check for quality.

How did you come to work with NIX Solutions?

A friend’s colleague was connected to the company. They initiated our interaction, then we started working together directly.

How much have you invested with them?

We have spent between $150,000—$200,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with NIX around January 2018 and the partnership is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Since this was only an implementation project, we don’t have any metrics to quantitatively assess NIX’s impact on the project. They leverage their technical skills to overcome engineering challenges with alternative designs. Their work is reliable if done through the right process, but that adds cost and time to the project for both sides. Early in the project, we ran into quality issues. NIX’s developers were not able to work independently and they were not improving as the project moved forward. After replacing the necessary team members and bringing on a QA specialist, the level of work improved.

How did NIX Solutions perform from a project management standpoint?

We used Trello, Slack, and GitLab to track progress and bring attention to necessary changes. Time zone differences hindered overall communication, but there were additional and frequent instances of miscommunication with the NIX team. Their engineers are technically strong but lack ownership of their work and responsive communication skills. The team writes good code, but preemptively starts projects without clarifying any points of ambiguity. Their outputs are solid, but usually not what we originally requested. Their work is inaccurate to the extent that a significant amount of our time is spent on reviewing and editing rather than on further developments.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Because they are a full-service agency, it is easy to bring in new resources on a case-by-case basis. They have been relatively accommodating of the workflow by allowing us to add or drop team members as necessary. The NIX team is reliable and sustainable, though not always accurate with their work on our project.

Any advice for potential customers?

NIX is the perfect solution for early businesses trying to find technically skilled software engineers at a low cost. I would recommend that anyone working with them set their expectations immediately and be extremely clear with task requirements. We might have had different results had we worked under a different management style, but in my experience, only the project manager understands and communicates efficiently. No matter the initial approach to team organization, in the later stages it is beneficial to work solely with the project manager and have him handle all interactions within the NIX team. Overall, potential customers should be proactive with communication and enter the engagement with a hands-on approach to timeline maintenance and team management.

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

Web Dev, Hosting, and Management for SaaS Agency

“NIX Solutions exceeds most comparable dev shops in their communication, documentation, and follow through.”

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

NIX Solutions’ Python expert resolved errors in an iOS app based on a faulty data scraper. The team wrote a digital fundraising platform in PHP on a Laravel framework from scratch with a MySQL backend.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Little Rock, Arkansas
Mike Ortner
President, Ortner Enterprises DBA North Two Five
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

NIX Solutions delivered high-quality products that work flawlessly and have boosted revenue partner schools, who have successfully used the digital platform to fundraise.  The team’s organized workflow and programming skills help them seamlessly fit into the client’s company as a whole.

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 president of North Two Five, an agency that builds software as a service (SAAS).

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with NIX Solutions?

I needed a vendor to rewrite an entire frontend for one of my clients. Another client asked me to fix a broken iOS app, so I reached out to NIX Solutions to resolve those issues and also help run one of their web apps.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

NIX Solutions provides turnkey support. In my role as technical project manager, I send the team requirements to work from. They managed all the business with sprint planning and dev meetings. The team’s developers initially programmed with Angular and PHP.  Since then, I’ve had them use many other languages throughout different projects. Their server support and maintenance division set up all my infrastructure on platforms like Amazon Web Services (AWS) and DigitalOcean.

As NIX Solutions was fixing my client’s iOS app, they discovered the information scraper was broken. One of their Python developers resolved it and got the app up and running again. 

Another partner had a specific vision for their digital fundraising platform for schools. NIX Solutions wrote this solution in PHP and built it from scratch on Laravel with a MySQL backend. They included all the features we requested like social media sharing integration and sign up processes. I was just the oversight manager, so they handled all the business analysis and project management. 


What is the team composition?

I work with the director of project managers in the small and medium size project departments. I’ve worked with two other project managers, three other business analysts, and about ten different developers throughout our partnership.

How did you come to work with NIX Solutions?

My limited experience with outsourcing companies had been subpar based on code quality and lack of trust. My director’s contact had used NIX Solutions in the past and recommended using them. Initially, I felt pushed into this partnership and asked my director not to. I was pleasantly surprised by NIX Solutions and have built my entire business on their services at this point.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent $250,000 on their work.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in July 2016, and the work is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The fundraising platform just launched this past spring. We’ve only run one school through it so far, and we’re going to make some adjustments. The products NIX Solutions delivered work well and have money for the schools we partner with.

For the other Angular platform, they delivered, we’ve rarely had any unforeseen problems like downtime at all. The few issues we had at the beginning were not their fault. They set up new infrastructure for us, and it’s run flawlessly ever since.

How did NIX Solutions perform from a project management standpoint?

Their communication and project management has been excellent. We use Jira for project management and Confluence for future signoffs. We use a variety of Google Docs for questions, answers, and some preliminary things that we do. Google Docs works well for estimation line items, too. 

What did you find most impressive about them?

I highly recommend them, even compared to U.S. teams. “NIX Solutions exceeds most comparable dev shops in their communication, documentation, and follow through.”

Are there any areas they could improve?

I had to have a conversation with 1-2 of their developers about how they structure their databases, but it was very minor. Whenever I’ve asked about any issue billing or hours, they’ve always made it right. They address everything right away and even take a pay cut if they have to. 

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

I wouldn’t recommend outsourcing unless it’s with NIX Solutions. Get some consultation from someone who can provide code review and make sure it looks good. I haven’t seen code from every codebase that they develop in, but I have a good project manager. Treat them as part of your team instead of like an outsourcing company, and they’ll treat you the same way

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

App Development for e-Learning Platform

"There was much to do and NIX Solutions did it very well."

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

NIX Solutions provided app development for iOS and Android, and back-end data integration services. They also collaborated in the development of the cloud code and data and analytics integration.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Australia
CEO, Interactive Educational Platform
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The app was successfully launched that it can already generate sales initially. NIX Solutions proved to be flexible, well-coordinated and professional although suggested to have additional python programmers so that their team could cover almost all technical services.

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

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization.

I work at an integrated quiz-based knowledge platform. We provide cultural institutions, museums, and galleries with a means of making and sharing quizzes in order to engage visitors.

What is your role at the company?

I am the founder and CEO.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What business challenge were you trying to address with NIX Solutions?

We needed a reliable and consistent development partner – specifically for the iOS and Android applications on our platform. We'd been through a variety of contractors and small development companies and were becoming very frustrated with the lack of consistency and quality.

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their involvement in detail.

NIX Solutions built out the iPhone and Android apps and integrated them with the back-end data platform [Parse]. There was also associated development work with the cloud code and, in general terms, integrating the data and analytics components of the platform with the apps.

How did you come to work with NIX Solutions?

We had previously tried a number of developers via recruitment platforms like Elance [now Upwork] and through people that we knew but were not satisfied. It was a "make-or-break" moment in the project, so we went through a very extensive selection process before deciding on NIX Solutions.

Could you provide a sense of the size of this initiative in financial terms?

The cost will be between $10,000 and $50,000. The project and our partnership with NIX Solutions is ongoing.

What is the status of this engagement?

The initial phase was around three months, and we've continued to work sporadically with them for the last few months. We're gearing up for another development push soon, which will last for an additional three months.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any statistics or metrics from this engagement?

The product has been developed to a point where we can make initial sales. There was much to do and NIX Solutions did it very well. Since that initial push, we have been working on a more fluid and flexible basis regarding feature development, which has also been working well.

What distinguishes NIX Solutions from other providers?

Initially, I was skeptical about the role of the project manager on their side, but I think having a liaison one step removed from the development team has worked excellently. It has made it much easier for us to coordinate and understand one another.

In hindsight, are there areas in which they could improve or things you might do differently?

NIX Solutions has many of their technical bases covered, but the addition of some Python programmers would be good.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 4.5 NPS
    Willing to refer
    Extremely likely. NIX Solutions has been very professional, it's been easy to work with them and they've delivered.

Infrastructure Maintenance for Management Consulting Company

“We have never had an issue.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
2008 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Nix provides infrastructure management for a cloud-based solution provider. The team implements updates, monitors the status of the network, and remains on standby to provide support.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 employees
 
Swindon, United Kingdom
CEO, Management Consulting Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Nix assists the business by providing excellent services as well as additional resources which remain on call around the clock. The team receives positive remarks for their customer management approach which allows them to create meaningful and productive business relationships.

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

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization.

I work for a management consulting and software manufacturing firm.

What is your position?

I am the CEO.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What business challenge were you trying to address with NIX Solutions?

Our software runs on servers in the cloud, and we were looking for a way to manage that 24 hours a day.

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their involvement in detail.

NIX Solutions manages the infrastructure of our servers. They monitor the updates and handle any issues that arise.

How did you come to work with NIX Solutions?

My company does a lot of work with the Ukraine, and we were referred to them by a colleague.

Could you provide a sense of the size of this initiative in financial terms?

This project was in the $10,000 to $50,000 range.

What is the status of this engagement?

We've been with them since 2008 and have done multiple projects with them.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any statistics or metrics from this engagement?

NIX Solutions has benefited my business by allowing us to have additional expertise on call. We've been able to supplement our existing staff and it has allowed us to avoid having to hire more people. They became an extension of our own internal setup. They were there as an additional resource.

How did NIX Solutions perform from a project management standpoint?

We have never had an issue.

What distinguishes NIX Solutions from other providers?

NIX Solutions has a very good customer management approach. They have one person we deal with, and he keeps the relationship fed and watered. The staff is very easy to talk to and get on with. They have a good team, and they've formed into a good structure themselves.

Is there anything NIX Solutions could have improved or done differently?

There isn't anything that could be improved upon.

5.0
Overall Score It's been very positive.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    We have never had a problem.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    There's definitely value.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Definitely.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    Five, no problem. I've recommended them to many people.

Web and Mobile Development for Travel Company

“The NIX Solutions team is very responsive, upfront, and strive to deliver on time and on budget.”

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

Nix developed a web and mobile audio tour app for iOS and desktops. The specifications and technical design of the solutions were provided, so the project involved only web and mobile development.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Australia
Jennifer Drysdale
Founder, Stories360
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Nix provided both components of the project within the estimated budget and timeframe. The team was recognized for their responsiveness and for maintaining open communication at all times.

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

BACKGROUND

Please briefly describe what your company does and the role that you play there?

I am the founder and director of Stories360. We create GPS-based audio tours.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What was the business challenge that you were trying to address when you approached NIX Solutions?

We have been building our business strategy for the past couple of years and are just about to launch the applications in May [2015]. Our challenge was solely development based. We had technical project management capability, so we just needed a competent development team.

SOLUTION

Can you talk about the scope of the project, what were the exact services or methodologies NIX Solutions provided or implemented?

We had detailed specifications for several pieces of technology that we wanted to build and NIX has provided that development and project management for us.

Can you give us a sense of the size of the project in dollar terms or personnel work hours?

Our project has two separate components the iOS application development and the Web application development. We have spent about $70,000 with NIX Solutions so far.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

When working with them, was there anything unique or special about them compared to other companies with which you may have worked?

The NIX Solutions team is very responsive, upfront, and strive to deliver on time and on budget.

Looking back on the project, is there any area that they could improve upon or that you would have them do differently?

One thing that could improve is the management of bug reporting. The process could be more streamlined. NIX Solutions was happy to manage bug reporting in whatever form we proposed, which was nice and flexible. However, it probably would be more effective if they proposed a method of managing bug reporting that they preferred.

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

Web Development for Webcam Focused Website

“It's taken a long time to repair the damage that NIX Solutions did to our business.”

Quality: 
1.0
Schedule: 
1.0
Cost: 
1.0
Willing to refer: 
1.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
2009 - 2012
Project summary: 

Nix developed a social media platform with webcam integration through which users can share live visual interaction elements. The project began in 2009 and culminated in 2013.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Canada
President, Webcam-focused Website
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The platform was developed with the specified features, but the launch saw many issues which Nix could not resolve in a timely manner. Furthermore, the product was delayed several times and had many bugs that went unaddressed. The relationship ended with the replacement of the team.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

I'm the president of a company that provides a free live streaming webcam website to an audience of tens of thousands of visitors per day since 2009. The site works on a 'freemium' model whereby users can pay a fee for access to additional tools and services. Our company is based out of Canada and the United States. Our marketing and strategy head office is located in Canada, servers and hardware management in the United States. Programming and technical aspects are handled in the United States and outsourced abroad. Our target audience is 18- to  60-year-old Web surfers in the webcam entertainment market.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

The launch of Facebook in 2008 signaled a new era in ecommerce that we wanted to be a part of. We wanted to provide interactive social media via webcam streaming to replicate the social aspects of Facebook, but go another step and include live visual interaction.

SOLUTION

In 2009, we hired NIX Solutions to develop the webcam platform for us. The work appeared consistent and on schedule. However, the quality of the work provided by NIX Solutions became readily apparent, on the day the site launched to a live audience. It crashed under the initial traffic, which was no more than a few hundred visitors to the site.

We continued to grow the website while routinely dealing with site crashing, intractable bugs, delayed development, and poor support for three more years. By that time, the window of opportunity afforded by being a 'first-mover' had evaporated and our business had been leapfrogged by newer efficient copycat versions of our platform.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Since outsourcing our needs to an alternate IT [information technology] company, development has been smooth and productive. It's taken a long time to repair the damage that NIX Solutions did to our business, but we've done it. NIX Solutions compromised and undermined our business [so much] that it is only through sheer will and some luck that our business survived. We would not recommend NIX Solutions to a company seeking IT services.

1.0
Overall Score
  • 1.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 1.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 1.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 1.0 NPS
    Willing to refer