A Leading Mobile App Development Company

OpenXcell is a leading mobile app development company in United States and India. Our outsourcing model "Valueshore" is bringing enhanced value to customers who want a better return on their investment.

Major factors of our ValueShore model areQuality, Speed, Responsiveness, Cost Effective, Risk Elemination, Scalable, Consistent and Value Addition.

 

OpenXcell has designed & developed more than 700 software & mobile apps, visit portfolio.

 

We provide solutions like :

  • Mobile App Design & Development
  • Custom Software Development
  • Web Application Development
  • Scalable eCommerce & Retail 
  • Website / Branding / Conversion Optimization
  • Enterprise Content Management System
  • Cloud Deployment & Maintenance
  • Quality Assurance & testing
  • Staff Augmentation / Offshore Dedicated Team
 
$10,000+
 
< $25 / hr
 
50 - 249
 Founded
2008
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Ahmedabad, India
headquarters
  • 202-203, Baleshwar Avenue, Opp. Rajpath Club, S.G Highway
    Ahmedabad, GJ 380054
    India
other locations

Portfolio

Key clients: 

Motorola, Unilever, Google India, University of Florida, Dupont, Blizzard Entertainment, Ubisoft

Google

Google was looking for a partner who can audit their client’s mobile application and mobile website in order to optimize the same. Google teamed up with OpenXcell and we delivered our best to make not just Google happy but also their clients by suggesting them valuable recommendations. The auditing given to us was based upon predefined best practices defined by the Google. Google has a lot of best

practices test procedures to audit any mobile app for android platform as well as Google also maintains many standards to audit mobile websites. OpenXcell audited around 40 of Google’s top clients stating the pros and cons in their current system and presenting the same in a systematic presentation format as per Google standards. At OpenXcell we always followed the best practices for mobile app development and for mobile website development while serving our various customers.

Hubble - Powered by Motorola

The Hubble Home application enables user to connect their Smartphone with Multiple Motorola wireless cameras and detect the various activities occurring in the camera’s detectable periphery. The Hubble Home application and the Motorola camera needs to be connected only once, so that the camera can access the WIFI and later on the user can get the notifications and can view live streaming of video even if he is 1000 miles away

from his home. Now keeping an eye on what’s taking place at home is easy and convenient, no matter where you are.

The App is availabe for both iOS and Android Devices.

Unilever - Dove Hair

Dove hair app allows its users to assess their hair damage and suggest solutions for it. High definition graphics, neatly placed content and backed by solid functionality, this app helps its users to get personalized recommendations for lustrous hairs. In four simple steps it takes in user’s information about his/her hair type and hair habits based on with hair care suggestions are made. The users can share the recommendations

they get with their friends too.

Tag This Stuff

Tag this Stuff is an amazing app with an innovative concept. The app enables you to photo something, write an interesting description about it and then tag it with a uniquely generated barcode-like number (Patent Pending). One it is done now you can share this post with your family, friends, customers, club or society members, or the public, allowing them to add comments and likes, making them available for generations to come.

A truly unique way to connect and share the history of all our favorite stuff! Apsrt from this you can use the barcodes as marketing tools and buy/sell products from the app!

The App is avilabe on iOS.

Kibitz

It is a food social networking app and the motto is to bring all food lovers closer to each other! With this app you can network with other foodies and also write reviews and create a story board with pictures and your experience of the restaurant. With features like EatMap and MyEvent you can easily locate the recusants around you and can also get notified when events or food discounts and special officers related to food

happens in the town! You can also ask for suggestions from the foodies available on app for the suggestions and ideas.

The App is available for iOS and Android.

Grabbd

Grabbd is a fun way to remember and save places you love and want to try.The App allows you to create your own list of go to places, easily tags the places you grab let it be a new one or one of your all time favourites. The App allows you to create your own list of go to places, easily tags the places you grab let it be a new one or one of your all time favourites. It also let's you follow

your friends and family and other foodies on grabbd you can see what they have to say about various place and what’s more you can access this information from anywhere on the earth!

Grabbd is availabe on iOS for download!

Crave On Campus

Crave on Campus is food delivery app for college students; it allows users to order food on-demand and also let the users earn money at their own ease. The app has a very quick and easy interface and food is conveniently delivered to dorm room or any location on campus. The app stores credit card details for payment option and lets the user track their order in real time. User can choose from the variety of restaurants

available within 2 miles. 

The app is available on both Android and ios.

Kids and Granny

Kids and Granny is a fun filled game with super cool graphics and exciting customisation options. Join the Kids and Granny as they take their adventurous walk. Overcome the obstacles on the way and remember as you move forward the obstacles are going to be more and more challenging! This app is a fasted paced game which will challenge your tapping skills! Kids and Granny is a perfect  combination of great graphics, fun,

excitement, challenges and your fast tapping skill it will keep you highly involved throughout the walk!

The Game is availabe for both Android and iOS

Workhive

Workhive, a Project Management System that offers outstanding communication platform, comprises of intuitive dashboard and tools that allows the team members to collaborate with an ease and manage projects smartly. Workhive offers distinctive project management features such as, creating and managing projects, adding and discussing topics related to projects, quickly assigning work by hashtagging topics and tagging the

concerned team members, and uploading and managing files, all through a single interface. This simplifies the complexities faced while managing tasks. Whereas, the real-time communication feature enables users to send messages and notifications to update the fellow team members. Users can now keep up with these critical updates through Workhive’s easy-to-use iOS and Android App. A smart way to create and manage your projects at your fingertips.

Teteu

Teteu is an exciting app for Football Word Cup 2014 Brazil. Unlike conventional Soccer apps, Teteu brings in an amimated football assistant. The animated assistant dances to every goal scored by the user's favorite team. There are a number of animations and this really sets the app apart in the app store. The app also shows the high scoring teams, teams standings and live commentary etc.  

Eepoll

Eepoll is a PHP polling website that serves a set of MCQs to the users. The answers once gathered, are then analyzed or accessed by various channels for their own purpose. The website flaunts a simplistic UI and allows users to find friends too in the process. Equipped with social log-ins anyone can get in, vote and earn rewards.

Bogairport

Bogairport provides accurate details on various operations of the Bogota airport. People seeking any information regarding the flight status, looking out for stores in the airport premises or willing to acquire any sort of critical information about the airport, would simply require to access the Bogairport website. The website integrates a number of APIs, while the user interface has been carefully developed keeping the

commuter's behavior in mind.

Balfour Beatty

Balfour Beatty is one of the leading British Multinational that deals with world class infrastructure and real estate development projects. With a rich legacy and employee strength of 50k+, Balfour Beatty has carved a niche in construction standards and has been highly instrumental in applying its skills and legacy through technology. The iPhone application built for the company integrates all the protocols, methodologies and

instruction check lists for construction processes, equipments and various other factors that ensure 100% construction safety with zero possibilities of accidental hazards. The user interface of the application is simple and lucid which allows hassle free usage of the application. The application can connect the construction party with numerous contractors and update details in real time. The application also allows users to generate quick reports of any particular task in .pdf format and share it in real time.

Shepherd Rod

Shepherd Rod is a renowned writer who has written a number of books and this app renders all of them them in a digitized form. The application allows access to the entire collection of books written by Mr Rod and allows users to read them with a rich experience. Users can access each and every e-book and can highlight, add annotations, magnify text and performs other functions to have a rich reading experience. The content is

stored in a web server and accessed in real time.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/the-shepherds-rod-writings/id734328396?mt=8

Ca7ch - Video Capturing App

Ca7ch(pronounced as catch) is a video capturing application that helps user to reccord and live strem videos from a wearable video camera. The application can start or terminate the video camera as set by the user. The app also helps to adjust white balance, exposure, video/cam mode et. The UI is enjoyable and the feed from friends runs flawlessly.

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Organisemee ToDo list - iOS and Android App

Organisemee is a todo list / task management / productivity application that supports you getting your things done – in private and in business life.

KEY FEATURES
● Simple: Quickly capture what you need to do or buy and organize it your way
● Personal: Offers different preferences for you to focus on your next task
● Collaboration: Assign tasks to contacts and exchanges messages
● Social:

We share tips about personal productivity on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest
● Cloud sync: Sync your tasks automatically between your devices and the web
● Reminder: Never miss a task again with our sophisticated reminder function
● Mail2Task: Turn emails requiring action quickly into tasks

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/organisemee-todo-list-lite/id687781858?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D4

Chronus City - iOS App

Chronus City is an easy-to-use, self-guided tour app for locals & first-time visitors alike. Tours are written by professional tour guides, local enthusiasts & heritage foundations, on topics ranging from history to food, crime to politics, people to architecture and design. Currently only available in Tel Aviv, with new tours and locations added regularly.

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PianoPass iOS App

Introducing PianoPass - an iOS Secure Content Application with a twist: it's protected by a piano.

PianoPass allows you to safely and securely store your sensitive passwords, notes, camera roll, and contacts. The information can be accessed only if you play the right combination of keys on the Piano that you set.

Your content is securely protected using a 256-bit AES (Advanced Encryption System) - in

English: your stuff is safe with us. Also, we don't back up to any clouds or servers, so you can be rest assured that your information will stay with you and only you.


https://itunes.apple.com/in/app/pianopass/id573434654?mt=8

Suvi - iOS App

Suvi app that integrates all the facets of social networking at one place molded into a visually pleasing UI. The application allows users to share status updates, locations, photos, videos and tunes with friends available over the app network.

Available on App Store

myU iOS App

My U, meaning my university is the app landing website for the iPhone application. The website is crafted in PHP and flaunts a mild layout. The site features links to the respective app stores for the application for easy and instant download.

Minutes in Seconds iOS App

Minutes in seconds is a productivity application that helps users to create meetings and allow them to capture the entire session in audio. The audio file captured can then be transferred to text which can be used for multiple purposes or archived as per user. Users can create a meeting by specifying various meeting fields and the voice note too.

Like Back iOS App

Likes for likes is an amazing application with which users can earn likes on their photos and compete among their friends within this social network app. Users can select a picture of their own and share it on the application for others to like it. In an event when a particular user likes pictures of their friends, they will earn points for themselves making their pictures score and win over the pictures of their friends on the

application.

ClipMe iOS App

Clip Me website is the hub of information that clip me users seek about the app. The website is also a great medium for the appllication to get itself discovered in the web with ease. The website features a pleasent UI and links to the app. One can also find the most common FAQs pertaining to the application in the website.

TOP Writer iOS App

  • Open, manage & read pdfs and office documents (docx, xlsx, pptx) on the go
  • Copy & move files between clouds (dropbox, googledrive & microsoft skydrive)
  • Sync files and folders
  • Background download/upload files&folder to clouds (like on laptop)
  • Complete manage cloud files with nested folders
  • Rename files and folders, local & clouds
  • Share,
copy via usb and print your documents
  • Save email attachments and zip support
  • Play music and videos
  • Support for box.com
  • Create and Edit Rich Text Documents on your iPad.
  • Work on your documents even when you are not connected to the internet.
  • Export your documents to PDF and MS Word (.doc)
  • Export your documents in .DOC for edit in MS Word on the computer
  • Send documents as EMAIL ATTACHMENTS
  • Transfer to/from your PC or Mac through USB
  • Download/Upload your documents with Dropbox, GoogleDrive, SkyDrive or BOX.
  • View Word & Excel files (Office 2007/2008/2010)
  • VIEW PowerPoint, PDF, iWork, Text, .RTF, and more!
  • https://itunes.apple.com/pt/app/top-writer-pro-app-word-processor/id699453043?l=en&mt=8

     

    TOP Files Manager iOS App

    Best Files Manager App and Documents reader for iPhone & iPad now with passcode protection for your files!

    > Your files on the Go! Manage. Organize. Sync. Read. Play. Print. Zip. Download. Upload. Move. USB Disk. Share. Dropbox™ files and folders SYNC like on the computer.

    > OPEN, MANAGE & READ PDFs AND OFFICE DOCUMENTS (docx, xlsx, pptx) ON THE GO
    > COPY & MOVE FILES BETWEEN

    CLOUDS (Dropbox, GoogleDrive & Microsoft SkyDrive)
    > SYNC FILES AND FOLDERS
    > BACKGROUND DOWNLOAD/UPLOAD FILES&FOLDER TO CLOUDS (like on laptop)
    > COMPLETE MANAGE CLOUD FILES WITH NESTED FOLDERS
    > RENAME FILES AND FOLDERS, LOCAL & CLOUDS
    > SHARE, COPY VIA USB AND PRINT YOUR DOCUMENTS
    > SAVE EMAIL ATTACHMENTS AND ZIP SUPPORT
    > PLAY MUSIC AND VIDEOS
    > BASIC SUPPORT FOR BOX.COM

    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/top-files-manager-pro-file/id589014207?mt=8

    Bounce Me - iOS and Android 2D Game

    Bounce me is simple but an engaging game that guarantees long gaming sessions. The game flaunts an attractive UI with visually compelling bushy round balls which must be guided to an end point without getting popped at the middle.Bounce me is simple but an engaging game that guarantees long gaming sessions. The game flaunts an attractive UI with visually compelling bushy round balls which must be guided to an end point

    without getting popped at the middle.


    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/bounceme!/id692676722?mt=8

    The Shepherd's Rod Writings iOS and Android App

    The Shepherd’s Rod Writings application enables you to read and search the complete published writings of V.T. Houteff right from your iPhone /iPad devices.

    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/the-shepherds-rod-writings/id734328396?mt=8

    Busy Bee Maths iOS Game

    Busy Bee Maths Features:
    •16 interactive games that teach your child everything they need to know in mathematics.
    •Each game is levelled and the difficulty increases developing more complex concepts.
    •Adorable characters and the ‘Busy Bee’ guide your child through all the games with praise, encouragement and corrections to assist in learning all mathematical skills.
    •Created by a qualified teacher to

    support your child’s mathematical learning. Designed to assist your child in their first 3 years of schooling.
    •Games can be played as long as the player wishes.

    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/busy-bee-maths/id592077448?ls=1&mt=8

    SwagWarz iOS 3D Game

    In this casual-style action game, your task is to help Petey Diamondz defeat the Hater Bosses. The balance has been altered and the haters are running WILD!
    This 3D cartoon-style setting features 24 levels, simple controls, swagger-gameplay beats, awesome sound sfx’s and the SwagWarz hip-hop soundtrack is one of a kind and a must for your iTunes collection.
    Swaguron is a galaxy made up of various lands of all

    shapes and sizes. They all have unique characters trying to be cool and you guessed it, Get That Swag Baby! Flick an array of special rings and use special watches to defeat the haters and bring peace back to Swaguron.

    Key Features:
    •Customize your character/avatar, share on Facebook and store pic for IG.
    •Lots of Bling Bling to choose from for battle.
    •Unlock HD animated videos as you defeat bosses.
    •Share your accomplishments on Facebook.
    •Smooth tilt controls and simple UI.
    •Earn extra cash in bonus rounds and social media.
    •Regular content updates with more levels, characters and more!

    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/swagwarz/id661999265?ls=1&mt=8

    Orange Bowl Coin Flip iOS and Android Game App

    Flip the coin in real stunning 3D world and try your team's luck.

    Download - Flip It - Win

    1. Download Discover Orange Bowl Flip Coin app
    2. Flip the coin
    3. Win exciting prizes for your participation in this fun filled game


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    G.P.Us "Friend Finder" Android App

    G.P.Us is a GPS based app. that allows you to add friends via. email. Once
    on your friends list you may share your location or stay private and see
    where all your friends are hanging out. Its for parents who want to make
    sure their kids are safe walking home from school. G.P.Us even works to
    keeps groups on a field trip orginized and allow for teachers to make sure
    no one gets lost.

    Lotto Track Android App

    The most convenient app on the market for Powerball and Mega Millions! If you'd like to be reminded about the day of the draw, or notified if you won anything or not, or if you like to be notified when the jackpot hits certain amount - we do that, we will let you know. So, here's the features of our app.

    - Countdown to next drawing.
    - Manage (add, edit, delete) your 1-5 tickets to be ready for your next draw or

    next 1-10 draws.
    - See past jackpot and cash value info.
    - See next draw information.
    - Real time results.
    - Randomizer will pick the numbers for you.
    - Manual ticket creation.
    - Push alerts will inform you whether you won or not.
    - You set the reminder to tell you how many days in advance you want to be reminded.
    - If you like playing the game when the jackpot is huge - you set the jackpot amount yourself and we will let you know when it is there.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.lottotrack&hl=en

    Gamesitter Android App

    Gamesitter is an app that lets you control your device even when you're not using it. It lets you pre-choose which app will be allowed while you're not around your phone.
    Unlike other apps your child or friend don't need to look after the apps he can use, rather it will appear automatically when the user will press a locked app. Eventually creating a world of safe phones for the user.
    Gamesitter is to prevent

    nosiness, exposes to forbidden apps and Unauthorized purchases.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.applock.gamesitter&hl=en

    Alias Facebook Home Android Launcher

    Alias is a spectacular social Facebook launcher that takes the user experience to new heights. Alias Home features a splendid UI that fetches the latest Facebook updates by your friends and displays it on a beautiful layout that users can swipe and switch between the feeds. The best thing about this social launcher is the quick buttons for other basic functionality that users can easily access without closing the application.

    Overall, this Alias Home launcher is one of its kind featuring an unmatched design and experience.

    • Glance at your phone for the latest photos and posts or feeds from your friends
    • Access all your apps right from the shortcuts on the home-screen
    • Customized App Drawer: Get the frequently used application at your app tray and that's just a click away !
    • Never be far from your favorite page, loop through your desktop continuously.
    • Add your favorite widgets and icons on home-screen work-spaces.
    • Pick from wide varieties of cool customization options.


    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.facebook.home.aliaswow&hl=en

    Drinking Buddy - Android App

    Features:
    Stat tracking
    - Connects via Facebook to compare your habits with your friends!
    - Automatically cues your phone to cue a phone call to a friend/taxi of your choice when your Blood Alcohol content is above a level of your choice.
    -view a visual graph of your Blood Alcohol Content (BAC), Expenditures, quantity consumed viewed graphically, by day, week or month!
    -Shows activity live.

    /> -Shows Current Estimated Blood Alcohol Content

    Game
    -Tests your reaction time at hitting pairs of lit targets!
    -See how your Blood Alcohol content affects your reaction times and compare this with your friends on facebook!
    -Records your time and Blood Alcohol Content (BAC)
    -Game compares score and BAC with your friends!

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.drinkingbuddy&hl=en

     

    Poop the world - Android App

    Did you just poop a Trail Mix? Was the fragrance similar to New Tennis Balls?

    Create your masterpieces by choosing from over 400 poop type and fragrance combos and track your trail markings on a real-time map.

    And if you've ever been told that pooping in multiple locations in the same day did not merit an award, we disagree and with POOP THE WORLD, each creation is mapped via

    GPS.

    And if you really want to go there, you can post your funny little creations on Facebook and Twitter.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.pooptheworld&hl=en

    Music Blues - Android App

    Music Blues sets itself apart as an oasis for high headed android users. Crafted specifically for HD (720 by 1280 and 800 by 1280 and 480 by 800) android devices, Music Blues allows high-end device users to retain their exclusivity among the crowd of other android devices. Sporting a lucid interface navigated with simple swipe actions, Music Blues puts the conventional tabbed UI template to a back burner, thus cutting a lot

    3DM Android & iOS App

    The 3DM app will put the essential 3DM tools at your fingertips at the moment you need them.
    Whether it's a LifeShape, C+K triangle or another tool we've developed, we have created an app that has the content you need, whether for yourself or for a friend you're sharing with.
    In addition to connecting you with 3DM's daily devotions, blogs and other resources, we've also included something called 'My Huddle', which

    allows you to track your progress in the Huddle you're participating in or leading. We don't believe technology can replace true, face-to-face discipleship, but it can aid in the process of what God is doing through those relationships. The 'My Huddle' function is probably what we're most excited about with this app. Make sure to check out our short App Tutorial Video to see all that the app will include.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.dm.main&hl=en

    Reviews

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    Social Network App with Check-in Feature on iOS

    "It took us a year to complete, which may have been due to the amount of money I put into it."

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

    OpenXcell built a social networking iOS app from scratch. They focused on development and functionality while the client handled design internally during the collaboration.

    The Reviewer
     
    Sole Proprietor
     
    Vero Beach, Florida
    Yaseen Abraham
    Founder, Frienda App
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    The team at OpenXcell responded quickly to discussions and bug fixes, although the time zone differences presented a challenge, at times. They’re transparent, but could be quicker with turnarounds. The project's small size may have contributed to the delays.

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

    BACKGROUND

    Introduce your business and what you do there.

    We are developing a social network app which helps people make new friends. I am the founder.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    What challenge were you trying to address with OpenXcell?

    We needed development help.

    SOLUTION

    What was the scope of their involvement?

    OpenXcell built our native iOS app from scratch. We had a back-and-forth process around which features should be added. We have a time-in and time-out functionality through which users can set dates on their calendars. There is also a geolocation feature, and the ability to make friend requests. It’s a relatively simple platform.

    We focused more on the body of the idea and the functionality of the app, so I didn’t use OpenXcell for design.

    How did you come to work with OpenXcell?

    We looked on Clutch.co as well as other review websites. OpenXcell was a five-star company on the Indian market, and they could work with my budget.

    How much have you invested with OpenXcell?

    The cost of OpenXcell’s work was $15,000.

    What is the status of this engagement?

    We started working with OpenXcell in January 2016. The original timeline was for three or four months of development, but it took us a year to finish. Our time-in feature didn’t function right on delivery, so I’ve brought OpenXcell in again to fix it. We finished the project in January 2017.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    We’ve tested the app through TestFlight, and one of OpenXcell’s developers added a couple of users to it, but we haven’t launched the app yet.

    How did OpenXcell perform from a project management standpoint?

    The different holidays between India and the U.S. delayed our process. We used Workhive for the collaboration, which allowed me to create a profile and see all the team members working on the app, from the manager to the developers. I could post any fault I discovered, and receive a response. There is a time difference between the U.S. and India, so OpenXcell usually responded within the next day.

    What did you find most impressive about OpenXcell?

    Our communication was very good.

    Are there any areas OpenXcell could improve?

    They could improve the quality of the work, and the timeliness. It took us a year to complete, which may have been due to the amount of money I put into it.

    5.0
    Overall Score
    • 5.0 Scheduling
      ON TIME / DEADLINES
      I made incremental payments of around $4,000 to OpenXcell, which may have slowed the progress.
    • 5.0 Cost
      Value / within estimates
      After looking at different companies in the U.S., I found OpenXcell’s prices to be fair.  
    • 4.5 Quality
      Service & deliverables
    • 5.0 NPS
      Willing to refer

    Location-Targeting Marketing App and User-Friendly CMS

    "I had the concept, and they were able to do what was needed from a coding perspective."

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

    OpenXcell developed a native mobile marketing app (iOS/Android) with an accompanying website and CMS using geolocation-based services in South Africa. They now provide ongoing bug fixes and updates. 

    The Reviewer
     
    1-10 Employees
     
    Johannesburg, South Africa
    Founder, Sivoxi
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    The development team delivered a good-quality app for collaborative testing and upcoming marketing. OpenXcell’s reasonable price point and eagerness to solve any issue continues to support a strong engagement, although their initial bug count causes some delays.

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

    BACKGROUND

    Introduce your business and what you do there.

    Sivoxi is a mobile application and mobile marketing company. I’m the founder. 

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    What challenge were you trying to address with OpenXcell?

    OpenXcell were the main and only developers of the mobile marketing app. They created the app, website, and CMS [content management system] backend, which ultimately links the website to the app and allows us on the other end, who aren't IT experts, to be able to change and adjust information within the app and website without having to know coding. 

    SOLUTION

    What was the scope of their involvement?

    Sivoxi is a mobile marketing application and is the first of its kind. The application’s full functionality is currently confidential as we have not taken it to market yet, but it uses the user's location to provide them with location-based advertising.

    It was developed natively for both iOS and Android. There's a user-facing website, and the CMS is linked to the website’s platform, which allows us to change information in the CMS to adjust what's in the app. If we want to upload something specifically, we can actually go into the backend through CMS and upload it into the app, but I'm not sure what the coding terms are.

    Besides the listing of the deals, one of the biggest features within the app that took the most amount of time was the geofencing, geotargeting, and geolocation services. This is for consumers in South Africa.

    How did you come to work with OpenXcell?

    I actually found them through Clutch's research on app developers. I was researching a company that was similar to what we needed and went from there. I looked at OpenXcell's pricing, timeline, expertise, previous projects, and general feedback from reviews on Clutch. I looked at it from a rating perspective, and they were reasonably priced. The one thing which they weren't the best at was the timeline; things weren't getting done exactly on time, but they were still getting four out of five in scores. I gave them a call and got an idea with the contract they sent me. I realized they were professional, so I took it from there with the non-disclosure agreements.

    How much have you invested with OpenXcell?

    It was 500,000 rand [$38,000]. They were very reasonable with their pricing. They haven’t tried to take advantage with the pricing. They were very good with our additional requests for the scope. I had the concept, and they were able to do what was needed from a coding perspective.

    What is the status of this engagement?

    The project has been going for roughly nine or 10 months, beginning in June/July 2016. The final app, plus a couple of extras that came up, was done in mid-February 2017, but we're still working on it. We’re going back and forth with them at the moment for testing for bugs and making additions. 

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    The app hasn't been marketed yet. On OpenXcell’s ability, they would initially send me version one with a lot of bugs. But, as soon as I send them the bugs, they are quick to fix the issues. We don't have a ton of testers either, so I can't say if they can handle a huge quantity. But, generally, the app is good quality.

    How did OpenXcell perform from a project management standpoint?

    The pricing is great. They’re able to do what I need them to do—for example, "I'll need this to show up to everyone within 100 km of this point.” In functionality, knowledge, and expertise, they're very strong. I didn't find any issues there.

    The only issue, which I knew from the start, was that if they said it would be done by December, for example, I only ended up getting the deliverable by mid to late January. From a timing perspective, that is a four out of five to try and get things done when they said.

    Also, when they give me a product, the only thing I would ask (and I may actually speak to them about this) is that in every new version, I'd like them to do more basic testing before sending it to me. I sometimes find a lot of small bugs as I start the app, and it would be nice if they would do a quick, basic review for every version to make sure that the critical things are still working.

    What did you find most impressive about OpenXcell?

    They’re very reasonable with their pricing. That's one thing that I found when I was comparing them to some of the other companies and through some of our discussions. Their expertise is very good. As a non-IT person, I'm not looking to go into detail, but I can tell you what I want it to do. Even if I haven't seen another app that’s able to do what I want, they are able to figure it out and put it into a product.

    Are there any areas OpenXcell could improve?

    They should test each version a little bit more or do a basic review. I know they can sometimes be rushed to get me the version. But, even a small review of the version could result in having me pick up fewer immediate bugs. I have no issue with anything else. 

    5.0
    Overall Score They added value whenever I asked. If I wasn't sure about something technical outside of my industry, they put in the effort to either send me the documents I needed, explain it to me, or discuss it over Skype so that I could understand.
    • 4.0 Scheduling
      ON TIME / DEADLINES
      The main product was promised in December, but I got the product at the end of January.
    • 5.0 Cost
      Value / within estimates
      They were very reasonable and understood me. They did what needed to be done for a good price.
    • 4.5 Quality
      Service & deliverables
      It would have been a five if they performed a basic review on each version to pick up any immediate bugs.
    • 5.0 NPS
      Willing to refer
      Yes, I definitely recommend them.

    Social App Development for Enthusiast

    "For the value, there isn't much that OpenXcell could do to improve."

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

    OpenXcell is developing a cross-platform app. The project has evolved over the 2+ year partnership. The app originated as a messaging app and has evolved into a social app with a disappearing newsfeed. 

    The Reviewer
     
    1-10 Employees
     
    Atlanta, Georgia
    Evan Quintero
    Enthusiast, App Startup
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    Professionalism, value, and communication are highlights in this partnership. In regards to communication, the client mentions the OpenXcell team is always available and appreciates their use of messaging tools.

    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 developing a social app with a disappearing newsfeed. It's a mix between ephemeral apps and social news feeds like Facebook. I am an independent entrepreneur purely developing the product for fun.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    What challenge were you trying to address with OpenXcell?

    I sourced OpenXcell's services because they are a low-cost and high-quality group. As an independent person, I don't want to worry about costs too much. Two years ago, I was looking to build a messaging app of sorts, which had a set timeline. Over time, I changed the focus of the project.

    SOLUTION

    What was the scope of their involvement?

    OpenXcell is developing my cross platform app for Android and iOS. As an independent entrepreneur, I'm not worried about other platforms; I'm just having fun. The two versions need to communicate with each other, and they each have unique features. Android has been the more challenging version to build.

    How did you come to work with OpenXcell?

    Two-and-a-half years ago, I made a number of internet searches looking for a portal similar to Clutch, which would have data on both domestic and international app development companies. I made a summary in spreadsheet form, detailing what specialties each candidate had. I came across OpenXcell on some odd website which listed all their information, along with three or four other companies. I went on to each individual website, and from a user experience, tried to evaluate which was best. I downloaded a couple of apps developed by each company and selected OpenXcell. They had the lowest cost and good utilities.

    How much have you invested with OpenXcell?

    The cost of OpenXcell's work will be between $30,000 and $40,000. This is a minimal investment considering the fact that I changed my mind all the time.

    What is the status of this engagement?

    The app is in its final stages, mostly due to me changing my mind frequently. Every time I changed my mind, OpenXcell was extremely patient and went through change requests on a time-and-materials basis.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    In terms of quality, Android has been a very difficult platform to develop for, but OpenXcell has continued to find things to improve with each iteration. These are elements which aren't present even on apps from big companies, like making the camera side of things more efficient.

    How did OpenXcell perform from a project management standpoint?

    OpenXcell's workflow pattern is very easy for me to deal with. Their metrics are based on milestones, as with any other project, but OpenXcell's way of keeping track of things is very intuitive. We use Excel and Word documents, as well as their proprietary, Slack-like messaging platform. All of this helps OpenXcell's team deliver things on time.

    As an American, I appreciate the fact that OpenXcell will work while I'm sleeping, and even beyond that. Their work hours are not 9–5, but rather 8–7, and the team even works on Saturdays. I can always reach out to OpenXcell when I need them, even though they're in a completely different time zone. I only have experience with their Slack-style platform, which is all I need for communication.

    What did you find most impressive about OpenXcell?

    OpenXcell's people have never lost their cool and always remained professional. I mostly interact with them over a messaging platform with the Indian team, but we've also had a few calls. They are always on point, focused, and professional. I never got the sense that I was dealing with people in a garage somewhere. That would be the biggest thing I could cite about OpenXcell.

    Are there any areas OpenXcell could improve?

    For the value, there isn't much that OpenXcell could do to improve. The biggest area would be the misunderstandings created by the language barrier. I could use a common term in the US which is not picked up the same in India, for example.

    5.0
    Overall Score
    • 5.0 Scheduling
      ON TIME / DEADLINES
      With the clarification that I'm not the average corporate customer, and never set up too many deadlines. It was a fluid situation.
    • 5.0 Cost
      Value / within estimates
      OpenXcell delivered on all original estimates. Change orders were done on a time-and-materials basis, and were very low cost. In terms of budget, OpenXcell was the best option possible for working without a firm idea.
    • 4.0 Quality
      Service & deliverables
      Everything has been great and delivered as I requested. The only reason for deducting a point is that there was a level of intuitiveness missing when I made a request and didn't spell it out exactly.
    • 5.0 NPS
      Willing to refer
      I would refer OpenXcell to anyone.

    Team Augmentation for Health Firm CMS Development

    "OpenXcell is good in terms of transparent communication. The team is responsive..."

    Quality: 
    5.0
    Schedule: 
    5.0
    Cost: 
    5.0
    Willing to refer: 
    5.0
    The Project
     
    Confidential
    Project summary: 

    OpenXcell delivered a content management system and helped to build a framework for the backend of the client's health technology platform.

    The Reviewer
     
    1-10 Employees
     
    Doha, Qatar
    CTO, Health Technology Company
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    OpenXcell is one of many development partners the client utilizes and highlights that more than most they provide accurate timelines and deliver on them.

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

    BACKGROUND

    Introduce your business and what you do there.

    We offer connected healthcare through the use of devices and software. We have an internet-of-things approach but from a health and fitness perspective. We focus on wellness and elderly care programs.

    I am the CTO of the company.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    What challenge were you trying to address with OpenXcell?

    We had multiple active projects, outsourcing the elements which were outside of the core development. We have worked with a number of outsourcing partners, OpenXcell being one of them.

    SOLUTION

    What was the scope of their involvement?

    OpenXcell has worked on the framework of a CMS [content management system] for our company, based on our requirements.

    How did you come to work with OpenXcell?

    I found OpenXcell online. We interviewed many outsourcing companies, looking at their technology expertise and general strengths. OpenXcell has expertise with CMS backends. Based on this, we started our collaboration.

    How much have you invested with OpenXcell?

    This information is confidential.

    What is the status of this engagement?

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

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    One thing I appreciate about OpenXcell is the team. I've worked with multiple outsourcing companies, and am familiar with the headaches this involves. OpenXcell gave us realistic deadlines based on our scope of work, which were met 95% of the time.

    How did OpenXcell perform from a project management standpoint?

    OpenXcell is good in terms of transparent communication. The team is responsive, which has been helpful for us. Workhive is OpenXcell's internal collaboration platform.

    Are there any areas OpenXcell could improve?

    OpenXcell should keep doing what it's currently doing, expand the current team, and explore other areas of expertise.

    5.0
    Overall Score
    • 5.0 Scheduling
      ON TIME / DEADLINES
    • 5.0 Cost
      Value / within estimates
      As long as we stick to the original scope of work, the specified amount will be maintained. Beyond this, OpenXcell has an hourly charge.
    • 5.0 Quality
      Service & deliverables
    • 5.0 NPS
      Willing to refer

    App Development for Social Network for Mothers

    "I can only speak from a partner’s perspective, but if you’re willing to put in the hard work with them, they will deliver."

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

    The client used OpenXcell for the Android, iOS and backend development of their mobile application designed for mothers.

    The Reviewer
     
    1-10 Employees
     
    Australia
    Elio Adragna
    CEO, m3b labs
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    For their core development capabilities, the client was very satisfied with OpenXcell. While they would have liked continued maintenance of the app, the client is happy with their partnership with OpenXcell and plans on using them for future app releases.

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

    BACKGROUND

    Introduce your business and what you do there.

    Our company is called m3b labs. We are a consumer tech startup in Westminster, Australia. We have a team in the US and OpenXcell is our development partner in India. I am the CEO [Chief Executive Officer] and one of the founders.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    What challenge were you trying to address with OpenXcell?

    When we founded m3b labs, we were looking for someone to develop our application because our Chief Technology Officer, Ron Hooper, didn’t have the time even though he is highly skilled.

    SOLUTION

    What was the scope of their involvement?

    Our application, Jugglr, is a social network for mothers. The app was launched in Australia and is available for iOS and Android devices. OpenXcell did the development side for Android, iOS and the backend – the complete package. We had the creative team in-house, so we did the entire design of the app. Since we launched about a month ago, we have gained around 2,400 users. We would like to release an even newer version of the app in a few weeks and we plan on using OpenXcell for all improvements and future releases.

    How did you come to work with OpenXcell?

    When looking for app developers, we found it very hard to find local talent in Australia. We found a few potential partners, but we felt that none of them had the capability to develop the app while being challenged in terms of going to the market with rapid prototyping. I ended up shortlisting three companies in India, and OpenXcell was the one that I felt had the best tradeoff between capability and price point.

    How much have you invested with OpenXcell?

    We spend around $50,000 to $200,000 per year.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    Bear in mind that our app is specifically for moms. So in Western populations, our primary target market is about 10%. In Western Australia, we have a population of 2.2 million people, meaning that there are roughly 220,000 users in our primary target market which includes moms with kids of a certain age. In the first week after we launched, we had around 1,000 new users which we were not expecting. Now we have 2,500 users, putting us ahead of our acquisition goals by over a year. This rapid acquisition has put some pressure on the way we had to scale the application; however, we agreed on some tradeoffs during development to make sure we could launch as soon as possible.

    What did you find most impressive about OpenXcell?

    I am a no-nonsense guy and I believe in leadership rather than hierarchy. When working with the CEO and business analyst of OpenXcell, I felt that they had the same professionalism as I. This professionalism is what distinguishes them from other firms. Sometimes there are challenges in a project that are hard to work out, but OpenXcell has been supporting us throughout our partnership with them.

    Are there any areas OpenXcell could improve?

    If you think about the software development life cycle, I think OpenXcell excels in development. I can only speak from a partner’s perspective, but if you’re willing to put in the hard work with them, they will deliver. Once the development side is completed, however, I think OpenXcell can improve on the maintenance side of things. It’s not entirely fair because maintenance is not their core business, but we would have loved if they had helped us more with maintaining and running the app. We’ve had these discussions with OpenXcell, however, and they have been responsive in bridging that gap and supporting us, even if it is not one of their main capabilities.

    5.0
    Overall Score We have a mutual dependability. They suggested things that I probably wouldn’t have done, but they were good suggestions and I’m glad that I followed their advice. Our partnership wasn’t perfect, but working with OpenXcell was a positive experience.
    • 5.0 Scheduling
      ON TIME / DEADLINES
      We met the deadline. I pushed through some of the improvements. OpenXcell was always reasonable with changing requests.
    • 5.0 Cost
      Value / within estimates
      OpenXcell delivered on the money. Any other extra costs were negotiated along the way. The relationship has very much been a partnership.
    • 5.0 Quality
      Service & deliverables
      When we shared the design we wanted with OpenXcell, it was challenging to meet the timeline as some of the designs proved to be impossible. We worked around the problems and in the end they delivered quality work within our budget and timeline.
    • 5.0 NPS
      Willing to refer
      I already have. Things were delivered on time, we worked as partners, and the overall experience was good. Yes, we had challenges and we made decisions that I probably wouldn’t have otherwise.

    Mobile App Development for Gaming Company

    "They were always willing to go above and beyond to make sure the game was as [good] as possible."

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

    OpenXcell developed a dual-platform mobile gaming app. They continue to provide improvement and trouble-shooting services.

    The Reviewer
     
    1-10 Employees
     
    Chula Vista, California
    Angel Palma
    Founder, Palma Creations, Inc.
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    The app was well received and had over 500 downloads in the first month. OpenXcell was praised for their affordability, project management, and customer service.

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

    BACKGROUND

    Please describe your organization.

    My company is Palma Creations, Inc.

    What is your position?

    I am the founder of a company that publishes games.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    What business challenge were you trying to address with OpenXcell?

    I needed a mobile app developer for a game I had created.

    SOLUTION

    Please describe the scope of their involvement in detail.

    They developed a game for me on both iOS and Android.

    How did you come to work with OpenXcell?

    I was having a hard time finding a developer, so I looked at companies on Clutch and found OpenXcell. I saw that they had good ratings and performance. One of the biggest reasons that I decided on OpenXcell was that they are very affordable. I contacted other companies that wanted to charge me more than $50,000. OpenXcell had exactly what I wanted to spend.

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

    It was about $23,000.

    What is the status of this engagement?

    The project is completed. I still communicate with them often regarding fixing bugs and making improvements.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

    Could you share any statistics or metrics from this engagement?

    It's been less than a month since it came out, and I have about 500 downloads on the app store. Customer reviews have been pretty positive reviews.

    How did OpenXcell perform from a project management standpoint?

    OpenXcell did pretty well with project management. Sometimes, we weren't able to reach the deadlines we had set because we made many changes. I appreciate all the work they did and completely understand why we weren't able to meet our deadlines. Overall, they did great because they were always willing to go above and beyond to make sure the game was as best as possible.

    What distinguishes OpenXcell from other providers?

    I like how OpenXcell works because they would often do extra work to make sure I was satisfied. They put a considerable amount of effort into customer satisfaction.

    Is there anything OpenXcell could have improved or done differently?

    No. Overall, we were able to manage everything okay. We always had strong communication, and they were always there when I needed them.

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

    Mobile Audits for Google India

    "OpenXcell was really flexible. They worked through the night and on very, very tight timelines."

    Quality: 
    5.0
    Schedule: 
    5.0
    Cost: 
    4.0
    Willing to refer: 
    5.0
    The Project
     
    $200,000 to $999,999
    Project summary: 

    OpenXcell performed audits for a variety of Google India’s clients, in an effort to optimize mobile advertising.

    The Reviewer
     
    10,000+ Employees
     
    India
    Swagat Sarangi
    Former Head of Marketing, Google India
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    OpenXcell adapted well to tight timelines, often working through the night when necessary. Each of Google India’s clients that was audited saw improvements in mobile assets, and the client has continued to work with OpenXcell since leaving their position at Google India.

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

    BACKGROUND

    Please describe your organization.

    My relationship with OpenXcell goes back to my Google days.

    What is your position?

    I used to head the business marketing function for Google in India. I used to do a lot of work in the space of mobile optimization and app optimization. My job was to essentially evangelize marketing and especially mobile advertising for our large customers such as Unilever, Citibank, and J.P. Morgan. We audited their mobile assets and helped them to set up their whole mobile advertising strategy.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    What business challenge were you trying to address with OpenXcell?

    My objective was to evangelize Google services and solutions, especially mobile advertising solutions, to these kind of clients.

    SOLUTION

    Please describe the scope of their involvement in greater detail.

    OpenXcell used to work as a vendor for us. OpenXcell helped us in terms of auditing a lot of mobile assets for a lot of different clients across different sectors.

    How did you come to work with OpenXcell?

    We used a request for proposal process at Google. We invited proposals from multiple vendors, then we evaluated their potential. We received very good references about OpenXcell. OpenXcell was really flexible. They worked through the night and on very, very tight timelines. Their ability and willingness to work on a tight timeline was one of the key factors of why we chose OpenXcell.

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

    Each of the audit projects were close to around $10,000. We worked with a number of clients. In total, we probably spent close to $200,000 with OpenXcell.

    What is the status of this engagement?

    Google’s engagement with OpenXcell is complete, but I have worked with them in my new startup.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

    Could you share any statistics or metrics from this engagement?

    For each client, we saw improvements in their mobile assets.

    What distinguishes OpenXcell from other providers?

    Often times we would have items come up unplanned. We would have to work through the night, and they literally worked around the clock. That’s what made OpenXcell a good partner, because we could count on them and know that these guys would come to our rescue.

    Is there anything OpenXcell could have improved or done differently?

    While they’re very, very good at delivering on a tight project scope, sometimes I feel they should be able to work with a little less ambiguity, and bring more structure to a project. They’re amazing execution partners, but I think there could be a little more strategy at times.

    5.0
    Overall Score I’ve been very, very happy with the partnership.
    • 5.0 Scheduling
      ON TIME / DEADLINES
    • 4.0 Cost
      Value / within estimates
    • 5.0 Quality
      Service & deliverables
    • 5.0 NPS
      Willing to refer

    App Development for Business Networking Startup

    "We felt as if [OpenXcell] were the people that could get this product done and do it well."

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

    OpenXcell developed web, iOS, and Android-based business networking applications for the client. This project was entirely outsourced to OpenXcell.

    The Reviewer
     
    1-10 Employees
     
    Salt Lake City, UT
    Stephen Anderson
    Founder, Netqwerk
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    OpenXcell’s strong project management, communication, and organization have resulted in a product that fully meets the client’s expectations. The client was looking for a low-cost alternative to U.S. based developers without having to sacrifice quality, and OpenXcell delivered.

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

    BACKGROUND

    Please describe your organization.

    My company is Netqwerk and it is a business networking app that tracks all of your contacts and potential contacts, then scores them and uses that scoring to make recommendations to help you stay in touch with the right people at the right time.

    What is your position?

    I'm the president.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    What business challenge were you trying to address with OpenXcell?

    We brought on OpenXcell to develop everything. We don't have an internal development team. We outsourced it entirely.

    SOLUTION

    Please describe the scope of their involvement in detail.

    Our platform is a web-based, iOS, and Android application.

    How did you come to work with OpenXcell?

    We looked at many companies. We looked at many people in the United States because that's where we're based. From a cost standpoint, it just didn't make sense to do it in the U.S. So, we chose to outsource offshore. We interviewed many people in many different countries. What it came down to was their competency. We felt as if they were the people that could get this product done and do it well. They weren't the least expensive option, but Netqwerk is fairly complex, and we felt like we needed somebody that had top-notch developers and project managers that could grasp the concepts and build it correctly. 

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

    It was around $200,000.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

    Could you share any statistics or metrics from this engagement?

    I don't have anything quantitative. 

    How did OpenXcell perform from a project management standpoint?

    I was impressed with their project management and communication. They're very organized. 

    What distinguishes OpenXcell from other providers?

    Many times when you're dealing with offshore companies's communication can be a challenge. There's often language barriers and cultural differences that make it challenging. OpenXcell did a great job with that. We communicated well. They got the idea. I felt the developers did a good job at executing it.

    Is there anything OpenXcell could have improved or done differently?

    There's always hiccups with complex development. There was one time where we weren't on the same page from a design standpoint. But, we were able to resolve that fairly quickly. Our biggest hiccup had to do with our APIs [application programming interfaces]. We had connections with LinkedIn and LinkedIn canceled them, and we had to find new ways to go about it. Then, we had some challenges with Facebook. So, all these social media sites were changing their APIs all the time. But, that had nothing to do with OpenXcell. It's been almost two years that we've worked with OpenXcell, and it was just that one time that we had a communication breakdown.

    5.0
    Overall Score
    • 5.0 Scheduling
      ON TIME / DEADLINES
      They did excellent hitting the deadlines. We had a rolling schedule. We were doing so much R&D [research and development], so our schedule was a little bit funky, but they did a great job hitting the schedule.
    • 5.0 Cost
      Value / within estimates
      They were very inexpensive.
    • 5.0 Quality
      Service & deliverables
      The quality of the code specifically. I actually had people do a code review in the U.S., and they felt it was well-done coding and high quality.
    • 5.0 NPS
      Willing to refer

    App Development for e-Commerce Platform

    "I strongly believe I found the right partner in OpenXcell."

    Quality: 
    5.0
    Schedule: 
    5.0
    Cost: 
    5.0
    Willing to refer: 
    5.0
    The Project
     
    Confidential
     
    Sept. 2015 - Ongoing
    Project summary: 

    OpenXcell developed an app for the client, intended to be the first point of contact for their customers and targeted at a premium consumer base.

    The Reviewer
     
    1-10 Employees
     
    India
    Siddhartha Nangia
    Cofounder, Smytten
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    OpenXcell have gone above and beyond expectations throughout this project. They are consistently responsive to the client’s concerns and committed to meeting deadlines, even those that come up unexpectedly, with quality work.

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

    BACKGROUND

    Please describe your organization.

    We're an online platform aimed at a premium consumer. It's a mix of a user being able to discover a product, try it, and then decide to buy it, so there's e-commerce platform tied into it.

    What is your position?

    I'm the cofounder.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    What business challenge were you trying to address with OpenXcell?

    One of the key things that is different that we're offering with our product is an app. We want the first interaction that a consumer has with our product to be through an app. We are working to target a premium customer, so it was it was so critical for me to find the right development partner. I strongly believe I found the right partner in OpenXcell.

    SOLUTION

    Please describe the scope of their involvement in detail.

    They did the entire development.

    How did you come to work with OpenXcell?

    We screened around eight companies and, out of eight, we brought it down to OpenXcell mainly due to their development approach. For all eight, we looked at their previous work to see if there were any similarities to what we wanted to do. OpenXcell was in the top three. Where I rate them significantly higher than the rest is their development approach and that the team that was involved in all of the strategy discussions. From a cost angle, they were also one of the most competitive. 

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

    We started last September or October [2015]. We are going on nine months now. 

    What is the status of this engagement?

    Our project with OpenXcell is ongoing, but it's almost complete. 

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

    Could you share any statistics or metrics from this engagement?

    We keep learning and we want to keep improving. Phase 1 and 2 are done. Phase 3 we will start soon. We want this platform to be one that is loved by every user, so we try to keep bringing new offerings to the people.

    How did OpenXcell perform from a project management standpoint?

    To give you one example of their project management that I loved, initially I had a problem with my app. I went to them in the night, I got a response in two minutes, and they resolved the problem in 30 minutes. That has not just happened once. It has happened at least four times so far. 

    What distinguishes OpenXcell from other providers?

    There are many things that stand out. First, is their customer service approach. It's amazingly positive. Also, I wanted to launch a campaign for my customers on a Saturday night, which I was pretty much sure I was going to have to postpone because I knew OpenXcell didn't work on Saturdays. But, I called them on Saturday morning and said I wanted this to be done and, to my surprise, I saw five of them working on it, and they launched it at midnight. They are very capable. I haven't run into anything where I've had to tell them something wasn't right.

    Is there anything OpenXcell could have improved or done differently?

    I think they need to expand their team. I think they have huge potential in the market. I'm sure they'll get there. They're growing fast, and they deserve it.

    5.0
    Overall Score
    • 5.0 Scheduling
      ON TIME / DEADLINES
      They have actually exceeded my expectations.
    • 5.0 Cost
      Value / within estimates
      They are very competitive.
    • 5.0 Quality
      Service & deliverables
      Without a doubt in my mind.
    • 5.0 NPS
      Willing to refer
      I've already recommended them. We have not made an in-house team. They have become a virtual in-house team for me.

    Fitness Center App Development for Startup

    "[OpenXcell] were great at communicating right from the start."

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

    OpenXcell helped with the development of software for both a mobile app and website, with a goal of increasing efficiency for the client’s customers.

    The Reviewer
     
    1-10 Employees
     
    Boston, MA
    David Stanton
    Cofounder, GymSnap
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    OpenXcell communicated effectively from the very beginning of the relationship. The client always felt confident in OpenXcell’s understanding of project goals and ability to deliver. They note that OpenXcell was a joy to work with.

    The client submitted this review online.

    BACKGROUND

    Please briefly describe your company.

    GymSnap is a software company that supplies universities with mobile and web apps to help manage their recreational facilities more efficiently. GymSnap connects students to their school's recreational center. We want to help colleges and universities create the best possible fitness experience for their students. Our goal is for students to stay healthy and still have time to enjoy all the other amazing experiences college has to offer.

    What role do you play there?

    I'm the cofounder and CEO.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    What business challenge were you trying to address with OpenXcell?

    We needed OpenXcell to help with the software development, specifically for our mobile product.

    SOLUTION

    Please describe the scope of their involvement in detail.

    OpenXcell helped to develop our mobile app and website. They handled almost all of the software development aspects.

    How did you come to work with OpenXcell?

    We deeply researched many different mobile development firms using many different means, including looking at reviews on Clutch.

    Did you consider other business partners? Why OpenXcell?

    Yes. We considered many different partners, but we decided on OpenXcell because they understood what we wanted to do, and we were confident they could help us to do it. Furthermore, communication is important to us, and they were great at communicating right from the start.

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

    The project was more than $10,000, but less than $50,000. We still work with them to help with smaller projects here and there.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

    What distinguishes OpenXcell from other providers?

    They were great with communication, and they do a great job of understanding the project goals overall rather than getting too focused on a specific task.

    What makes OpenXcell a great business partner?

    OpenXcell communicates well, they offer a service for a great price, and they are a joy to work with.

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

    No, they have been fantastic. I wouldn't change anything.

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