Mobile Apps & Web Development

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Pieoneers is a top mobile & web development studio based in Vancouver, BC. Our globally distributed team works with established businesses, prominent universities and ambitious startups. We build high-load web applications, Android & iOS apps with superior user experience and UI design.

  • We bring meaningful ideas to life
  • With the best fitting technologies
  • And the best industry practices

 

Client Testimonials:

"You guys have built a rocket ship!"

-Mike Kenzit President, GameSheet Inc. (Sports Software)

“The project was very fluid, and the Pieoneers team remained highly flexible and professional. It was well done all around.”

-Ty Summach, CEO at ProSmart Sports Development Inc. (E-Learning)

 

Mobile App Development:

Native iOS development with Swift and Objective-C, native Android development with Java; React Native mobile app development.

 

Web Development & DevOps:

Node.js / JavaScript / Vue / React

Go / Rails / Python / Django

Postgres / Kubernetes

Contentful / Wordpress / PHP / .Net

 

Branding & Web Design:

Mobile App Design / Responsive Web Design / Company Branding & Identity / Content Management Solutions / Landing Pages and Lead Generation

 

Project Planning & Strategy:

Gameplans / Development Roadmaps

User Discovery / Interviews

MVP Rapid Development / Prototyping

 

Contact us at Pieoneers.com

 
$50,000+
 
$150 - $199 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2009
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Vancouver, Canada
headquarters
  • 950 – 777 Hornby Street
    Vancouver, BC V6Z 1S4
    Canada

Portfolio

Key clients: 

University of British Columbia (UBC), London School of Economics (LSE), Smith College, University of Notre Dame (ND), Bulova, Directv, Google, Hootsuite, Seaspan, TEDx, PocketBook International SA, ProSmart Sports, Gamesheet Inc, Booth, IPS

Workrise iPhone App

Workrise offers an innovative machine learning solution for improving employee engagement. The company strives to help bring happiness & productivity to workplaces around the globe.

The Workrise app is designed to track and improve the well-being of a company's employees.

Pieoneers consulted on: product strategy, brand identity, UX & visual design, iOS app design and development, Android app design and

development.

Our Android and iOS apps allow Workrise to reliably and securely collect the data they need to transform the lives and balance sheets of the individuals and companies they work with.

BildList Web Application

Bildlist is the most innovative and convenient way to connect the construction project to the professional. If you ever wondered, who made that perfect roof down the street? Or if you find yourself in an endless quest for the perfect plumber, BildList is the app you have been waiting for.

The BildList application allows service providers to create professional profiles, add job history to their portfolios, and include a

service map of the areas in wich they operate. The interactive map shows all listed projects, with locations, descirptions and images; thus making the discovery process for a homeowner convient and intuitive.

The on-the-go component was critical for the application, since most homeowners want to use their phone or tablet to discover projects completed by contractors in their local area, and make contact without having to open a second app or website.

As a web development project, BildList started with refining ideas and drafting wireframes to identify the product scope. With inspiration and a careful design process, the initial user interface was shaped and brough to life with a few of our favourite technologies, Ruby on Rails, Twitter Bootstrap, and KnockoutJS.

 

UBC Database of Religious History

The UBC DRH is world’s first comprehensive online quantitative and qualitative encyclopedia of religious cultural history.

The DRH is one of the flagship initiatives of the Cultural Evolution of Religion Research Consortium, based at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. It is intended as a platform for unprecedented academic collaboration, reflecting a commitment to rigorous, scholarly standards and

a deep appreciation for interdisciplinary work in the sciences and humanities.

Pieoneers was hired to develop:

  • Product Strategy
  • UX & Visual Design
  • Technical Architecture
  • Workflow Optimization
  • Hosting & Dev Ops
  • Build the application in React, Python, Django

GameSheet Inc.

GAMESHEET v3

GameSheet Inc. revolutionized the game-tracking process by taking it digital. Replacing traditional pen and paper score sheets, the GameSheet iPad app and Web dashboard allows game data to be recorded in real-time, and sent instantly to league officials.

Stats are generated and shared with league and team websites, and parents can follow along with stand-alone Android and iPhone

apps. All the important game data — including official signatures — is stored safely and securely in the cloud.

In addition to rebuiding Gamesheet's technical architechture from scratch, Pieoneers gave GameSheet a complete branding overhaul. The updated branding elements elevate GameSheet's imagery from hockey dad start-up, to advanced game-time essential, with a hockey-inspired colour palette and a bold new logo design.

https://gamesheetinc.com/

 

 

Progressa Web Design and Rails Development

Progressa is a direct-pay lender focused on helping its customers improve their credit score and financial health.

It is a leading fintech company based out of Vancouver, British Columbia. Their focus is on offering alternative lending options that aid in debt consolidation through flexible installment loan solutions and repayment plans with progressively lower interest rates. The company serves over 3 million

Canadians.

The client needed to create a brand for their recently launched loan service, while increasing their traffic and conversions. The mobile user experience was a priority.

With its mobile first UI framework, the application offers improved usability from mobile devices, making it possible to learn all about and conveniently apply for a loan right from your smartphone.

Services Rendered

Brand Identity DevelopmentVisual DesignFront-end Development (HTML, SASS, React)Web Development (Rails)Search Engine OptimizationSocial Media Optimization

The Pieoneers team combined crisp modern visuals with a cutting edge mobile-first implementation to create a fast, responsive and customer friendly web application.

SEO concepts and social media practices were laid out and as a result Progressa has achieved elevated standing in their industry and doubled their revenue.

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ProSmart Hockey Learning System

ProSmart is the fastest growing network of minor-league hockey communities. 

The ProSmart Sports iPhone app connects with the ProSmart Learning Platform and provides interactive coaching tools, progressive instructional videos featuring professional athletes, animated practice plans, team communication features, and more.

ProSmart is free thanks to its national and regional partners.

Pieoneers worked

with Native Objective‑C and did Beta Testing with TestFlight to optimize their designs for iPhone and launched them in the Apple App Store.

“The project was very fluid, and the Pieoneers team remained highly flexible and professional. It was well done all around.”

-Ty Summach, CEO at ProSmart Sports Development Inc. (E-Learning)

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Booth™ iPad Application

When you think of a photo booth you might imagine something old school and shabby but only if you've never heard of Booth™. Getthebooth doesn't just look good, it's revolutionizing the photo booth experience by making it interactive and social.

The challenge was to create both a hardware and software solution to extract images from the booth camera, and enable instant photo sharing on Facebook, Instagram and

Twitter.

Pieoneers' solution was to send images from the booth camera, through the built-in computer, to the interactive iPad app, and then to the web server implemented with Ruby on Rails.

The upgraded booth experience is creating new smiles and silly faces that are instantly shared and enjoyed by friends online.

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Newslight Web Design and Development

Newslight is a new way to communicate within your community. It is a social network designed to share information on a community wide basis.

You can use Newslight to share announcements about upcoming events, news in your neighbourhood, the results of your hockey game, or changes within your organization.
It is free to use and free to post. Anyone can use newslight to share information about their

community.

If you find a story that you think is important and others should see, you can light it. The most lighted stories are highlighted on the right hand side of the page.

Reviews

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Software Dev & Strategy for Educational Startup

They’ve been instrumental to our growth and development.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
2012 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Pieoneers worked to validate the system architecture of an educational startup’s prototype. Developing diagrams, their team created an extensive game plan for the digital marketplace’s execution and launch.

The Reviewer
 
1-11 Employees
 
New York, New York
Gene Haba
Founder, Pledge Circle
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Pieoneers has been instrumental to the business. Despite being a remote team, their collaboration and diligence make them feel like they’re truly part of the team. They’ve demonstrated a deep understanding of both the client’s vision and the technologies required to turn it into a reality.

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 founder and CEO of pledgecircle, an educational startup. We will operate as a digital marketplace for the K-12 sector.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Pieoneers?

I was seeking an organization that could act as my interim CTO. We were looking for a company to validate the platform’s viability before we invested money into actually executing it. Primarily, I was looking to verify the functionality and novelty of the computer logic of my new graphic UI. I needed assistance in confirming that my system architecture and design were truly original.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Together, we collaborated on confirming and developing a system schema and architecture. We then constructed diagrams of architecture options that could be utilized in my patented product. Since I’m also building a substantial digital marketplace, Pieoneers ensured cross-channel integration by taking into account web, mobile-web, and mobile-only functionalities.

In the last few months of our engagement, they’ve developed an extensive game plan, which culminates in a prototype of the platform. Working with GV, they developed an effective system schema and are now working on strategizing the platform’s actual development.

They demonstrated a keen insight into the various marketplace models and the role of SaaS workflow tools in today's collaborative environment. With a seamless UX/UI in mind, they collaborated to explore what toolsets and frameworks would be best for my product vision. They even assisted in my logo design.

How did you come to work with Pieoneers?

Back in 2011, I did some research on companies that offered the development of graphic user interfaces. We spent a day together, and I decided that I felt comfortable enough to move forward with them. They validated my vision and demonstrated that they had the resources to make it a reality.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent somewhere under $100,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in 2012, and the work is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

They’ve been instrumental in our growth and development. Pieoneers has demonstrated an impressive understanding of my criteria, as well as the various components of what’s needed in a digital marketplace. They seem to just get my vision, and they’ve always been one step ahead of putting together the necessary resources.

They’ve been able to address my technical questions (I approach them from a marketing background, not a tech one), and give me solutions regarding security and cloud services. They have so much knowledge of the marketplace—from the latest technologies to different toolsets and frameworks. With them, I’ll be able to launch into rapid development.

How did Pieoneers perform from a project management standpoint?

They’ve been excellent communicators, despite being a remote team. They almost feel like an in-house team. They’re committed, and they always perform within budget. They typically deliver what’s required of them, which makes me very happy.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their knowledge of both the marketplace and my personal vision is just outstanding.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, there’s nothing I’d have them improve.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

While I want to keep them all for myself, I’d strongly recommend them. They have robust resources and can handle rapid development.

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 Development for a Consultancy Firm

"I think their personal touch makes them stand out from their competition."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Sept. 2018 - Mar. 2019
Project summary: 

Pieoneers created a desktop and mobile-friendly website for a cloud-based consultancy firm. After a UX research process, their team designed wireframes and templates. They then implemented the site fully. 

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Palo Alto, California
Yaroslav Tarasyuk
Marketing Leader, Squadex
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Pieoneers' efforts allowed the company to quickly attract a significant user base. Their team communicated well and used standard project management tools. They excelled in working with different languages and provided feedback on a reasonable timeframe. 

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am a marketing leader at Squadex, a US-based cloud consultancy. We offer expertise in DevOps, data engineering, and machine learning.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Pieoneers?

We needed help with web development for some of our projects.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They created a website from scratch for desktop and mobile users. We began with understanding and defining our target audiences with them. Our core objective was to match market expectations. That goal required research on market insights as to how US-based consultancies behave, what their core target audiences are, and how users behave on those websites.

The first goal was to build a smooth desktop version of the website. The mobile option followed that. We initially researched the project together through an iterative process. They worked on wireframes, UX, and design templates. After that, we did several design concepts that we tested with a target audience in the United States. We basically did AB testing with selected players within the industry, and then we went through to implementation.

What is the team composition?

We were in touch with several people from their team. Indirectly, there were four to five people involved. We directly collaborated with three people. There were a project manager and a marketing strategist who explored UX and user behaviors within the target audience. We also had a copywriter and a designer.

How did you come to work with Pieoneers?

We found them through Clutch. I’m originally from Europe and wanted to find a provider that culturally fit with the company

How much have you invested in them?

We spent under $100,000. I cannot recollect the exact amount.

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked together from September 2018–March 2019. We have done some website improvements since then.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We tracked the results through Google Analytics. In the six months since the launch, with a brand new website and domain, we have managed to grow from zero to 3,000 unique users per month. That correlates with what we have received through the contact form.

How did Pieoneers perform from a project management standpoint?

It was a smooth experience. They use the same tools that we do, which was a major factor in hiring them. For design, they use InVision and Figma which was very convenient for collaboration. For communication, we used Basecamp to get all the stakeholders together for that project, which was important as it is a distributed work environment. I work in Vancouver, my headquarters is located in Palo Alto, and part of my team is in Ukraine. We also used Meet or Zoom for video calls.

Sometimes working with someone in a common language makes things much easier, and in this sense, Pieoneers did a great job. They’re multilingual, so we can all work with our US stakeholders while speaking English and still work with them on a daily basis in Ukrainian.

We easily got in touch with anyone that I needed within their teams such as the designer, marketing people, or copywriter. They were very fast when it came to feedback which is also important. We tested something, provided feedback, and quickly rolled out the version that performed better. Although there were many iterations, the cycles were very short which helped us move fast.

Since the team was distributed, we have support beyond regular working hours here on the west coast. There was a 16-hour overlap between Europe and the US which is a very strong point.

What did you find most impressive about them?

I think their personal touch makes them stand out from their competition. Once a company grows beyond just a studio, they try to scale their business and forget their emotional connection to the work. It is important that when a studio grows, it remains a studio by spirit.

Are there any areas they could improve?

More transparency on the technical side would be better so that we can see what happens under the hood. Admittedly, there are some differences in a project depending on whether a client wants all the details or is more hands-off, but they could definitely cater to more perspectives.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Pieoneers are a very good choice for midsized businesses because you will get flexibility, an agile approach, and improvements along the way. They will not say no. Some bigger companies that work in this space tend to provide cost estimates for every little thing they do, but when you work with a smaller studio, it is always negotiable and agile. The machine learning side is also important. Their system ensures you will get information from the app through machine learning, which leads to improvements.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    We had some unexpected spending, but we did have unexpected input and tasks as well.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I would recommend them. I found a good supplier for this kind of service.

WordPress Dev & Social Media for Strength and Conditioning Coach

"What they’ve done is give me direction around running my business for the short and long term."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Jan. 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Pieoneers are developing and designing a WordPress website. Key features include contact forms and the ability to sync with Twitter and Instagram.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Alberta, Canada
Nicholas Simpson
Owner, Nicholas Simpson
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Communicating clearly from the start, Pieoneers’s expert team inspires confidence throughout the project. They keep the project moving by and well-organized. They also offered useful tactical advice that was subsequently implemented.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I'm a strength and conditioning coach, and I own my company. I have been the head strength and conditioning coach for Speed Skating Canada leading into the 2014 and 2018 Olympic Games.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Pieoneers?

I’ve always had a passion to share my knowledge and experience with other athletes as well as people who want to find their way to better sports results, health or long life. After having worked with Pieoneers on a completely different initiative (researching to create a mind mapping software for application in the biochemistry industry), they helped me see my passion in a new light and as a solid business opportunity. With help of Pieoneers, I realized, I needed to get my name out there online. I also needed guidance in terms of creating a brand, launching an online business, this is why I wanted a website and help with social media strategies.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Pieoneers helped with a lot of things, starting from strategy to implementation. They helped me decide between launching a company brand vs a personal brand. They interviewed my clients to get real-life insights and identify my strength and present my services through the eyes of real people in the way that would be easy for them to understand and clearly address their needs. They researched competitors and showed other inspiring businesses. They created visual branding for me and helped me refine my message which was then transformed into a WordPress site.

The website is a handy tool for me to maintain my business and share the valuable content. It allows me to upload different types of content. It has a contact form so potential clients can reach me. It also syncs with my social media accounts, particularly Twitter and Instagram. Pieoneers helped me with my decision to start using my Instagram professionally to start acquiring followers and potential customers even before the site launch. They’re providing me with strategy and direction for social media, I create the content myself. They keep staying involved and share valuable advice on a regular basis.

What is the team composition?

I mainly communicate with three people, Olena (CEO, Pieoneers) who acts as a talented strategist, Shane (Project Manger, Pieoneers) who is insightful and thorough, and Aleksey (Lead Designer, Pieoneers) who was invaluable in guiding me through the branding and site design process. But there are a few additional people working on the backend, including the frontend and backend developers.

How did you come to work with Pieoneers?

I found them through a Google search. My preference was to work with someone that had a local presence near me in Canada. I looked at the projects on their website and thought they were creative and professional. I didn’t want to just choose the least expensive firm; I decided I would be better in the long term if I invested in quality.

How much have you invested with them?

I’ve spent around $55,000 CAD (approximately $42,600 USD).

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in January 2018, and the engagement is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Nothing quantitative yet because the site isn’t live yet. It's been ready to launch for a while, but I've held back because of issues on my end. I enjoy the coaching work that I do, but websites and social media aren’t my strong suit. What they’ve done is give me direction around running my business for the short and long term.

How did Pieoneers perform from a project management standpoint?

Most of our communication is through Basecamp, which makes it easy to keep everything organized. They do a really good job of keeping things on track. One of my two main contacts works in Vancouver, so we were able to meet a few times in person. Other members of the team are in Europe but there aren't any language barriers.

What did you find most impressive about them?

I haven't worked with many other companies, but they’re able to find a really good balance of collaboration and doing things on their own when I want to be hands-off.

Any advice for potential customers?

Having a clear vision always helps.

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

Mobile & Web App Dev for Cannabis Information Platform

"They're also able to provide marketing expertise, which has made them particularly valuable to us." 

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
4.5
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Jan. 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Pieoneers is developing an array of online interfaces including a web app, an interactive website, and a mobile app. They’ve developed wireframes and the app’s user flow, and are currently in development.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Canada
Eric Jacobsen
Co-Founder & CEO, Cannabis Data Science Inc.
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Thanks to expertly organized project management and skilled team members that take ownership of the project and refine its goals to ensure maximum success, Pieoneers has proved to be an excellent partner so far. Their multi-disciplinary acumen has been a welcome addition to the engagement.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the co-founder and CEO of Cannabis Data Science Inc. We’re creating an informational platform to provide consumers with objective, science-based information regarding various cannabis strains and products.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Pieoneers?

We were in a conceptual phase so we wanted to scope the technical development of our online ecosystem including a consumer-facing app, an embedded web application, and an interactive website.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Pieoneers is going to implement our customer engagement tool in an extremely low-friction environment. Our competitors gather this data in a quite cumbersome way, so our system has to be user-friendly and intuitive. Currently, we’re in a design and development phase, so we're not particularly settled on exact technologies. In terms of deliverables, they've produced a Game Plan for us, created a brand identity, designed the application UI and the logic flow.

What is the team composition?

I have three main points of contact, a project manager, Shane, a designer, Richard, and Olena, the CEO, as our go-to-market strategy advisor.

How did you come to work with Pieoneers?

I was doing a thorough exploration online and was impressed by their website. I had initial calls with a few vendors and saw that Pieoneers were willing to go the extra mile and bring original ideas to our business concepts.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent around $80,000 so far.

What is the status of this engagement?

We’ve been working together since January 2018.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Since we’re in the design and development stages, it’s too early to have numbers, but they've been a fantastic team to work with. I would highly recommend them.

How did Pieoneers perform from a project management standpoint?

The project manager has been a fantastic resource in terms of defining the scope and identifying particular challenges along the way. He helped to define the process and the deliverables and lay out the various tasks that to delegate them.

They also have fantastic project management abilities. We have a thorough project management tool in Basecamp, and they bring up points that I wouldn't have caught myself.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They're also able to provide marketing expertise, which has made them particularly valuable to us.

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

WordPress Development for News Media Startup

"It's not common to find people in consulting who can tell it to you straight, but that's exactly what they'll do." 

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
4.5
The Project
 
Confidential
 
June - Oct. 2016
Project summary: 

Pieoneers used supplied specs to develop and launch a WordPress-based news publication site.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Vancouver, Canada
Founder, Media Startup
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Pieoneers was always willing to go the extra mile. They demonstrated their commitment early on by signing an NDA, which other competitors had refused to do. It's clear that honesty is a driving value for 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 provide a local news website where people can post their own content on a community and regional basis. We seek to eliminate the middleman as it pertains to the news media and allow people to take their message directly to the community. We're still in startup mode and haven't fully initiated operations. We plan to do so in the next 1–2 weeks. I’m the founder of the website. 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Pieoneers?

I have a lot of experience in terms of communications, public relations, and news media, but I'm not a developer. I had a detailed concept of what I wanted to do and how the site should operate, and I needed someone to do the technical coding work. 

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

I put together sketches, and I knew how I wanted the site to be structured. Pieoneers helped me understand what was possible with the budget I had and what my options were, realistically.

Pieoneers customized a WordPress site for me. They could have created a custom website, they told me, but my cost would have gone up significantly. What I was trying to do was a bit more complicated than a basic WordPress site, and I wanted it to look professional, so Pieoneers helped me understand some of the tradeoffs.

I worked with a number of different people from Pieoneers' side, but I couldn't say what the specific size of the team was. I mostly interacted with Olena, their CEO, and with the primary developer to a lesser extent. Much of the work was done over the summer, so a few people went on vacation, but it was a seamless process overall. I was asked relevant questions and gave the team answers.

How did you come to work with Pieoneers?

They were referred to me by another company in Vancouver.

What is the status of this engagement?

I started working with Pieoneers in June 2016. The website has been finished. I took a two-month pause at one point and have recently re-engaged Pieoneers for additional changes to the site. It was launched in October 2016, and it's now only a matter of actively promoting it. 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The site is live, there are stories published on it, but it's not strictly open for business yet, so to speak.

The site is very easy to use. The few people who have engaged with it found it to be very straightforward. One of the main goals was to make the process as easy as possible because my target audience is not necessarily the most computer-literate group. They're used to using typical sites like Twitter and Facebook, which make the process easy, so I wasn't looking to target tech-savvy, mid-20s people but rather people in their mid-30s and 40s, who have varying degrees of technological sophistication. Pieoneers has made the process very simple, enabling users to post something with only two clicks.

How did Pieoneers perform from a project management standpoint?

For the most part, Google Docs and email were sufficient for our needs. Pieoneers also used Basecamp, which I'd never used before. I was somewhat surprised at how easy it was to use.

What did you find most impressive about Pieoneers?

Firstly, when I first started going down this road, I had a streak of paranoia, which I subsequently learned is common among inexperienced entrepreneurs; we don't want to tell anyone our ideas because we're scared of it being stolen. When I first met with Pieoneers, instead of looking at me like I was crazy, they agreed to sign an NDA and do whatever was necessary to make me comfortable with having a discussion. When Pieoneers' principal heard my idea, she found it to be a viable business. This wasn't what I was asking, but it was surprising to see how selective she was in terms of the projects being undertaken. They're passionate about what they do and don't want to take on projects that won't turn into anything. It was an initial verification of my idea, and I found it interesting.

I also found Pieoneers' CEO to be straightforward. It's not always common to find people in the consulting world who can tell it to you straight, but Pieoneers did. It may have been tough to hear at times, but I appreciated it. I was asked about what success and failure would look like so that I would not keep pursuing something that wasn’t going to work. For me, it meant gaining 5,000 daily users for a single geographic area over six months.

Olena is also pretty smart. She's well-read and had different discussions with me about what successful entrepreneurs do and how the iPhone had been taken over by engineers more recently. She's a smart, engaging person who knows more than just development. She can consider things from multiple angles and can tell people what they need to hear, not necessarily what they want to hear.

Are there any areas Pieoneers could improve?

I don't know if I have enough [technical] sophistication to identify improvement areas. I had a great experience working with Pieoneers, and nothing's coming to mind.

Pieoneers helped me, a person who knew nothing about programming, navigate this project in a way that made me trust what they were doing. They delivered what I asked for and did a good job. They were persistent in a good way, helping me take the product to the finish line.

At one point, someone from outside Moscow logged into my Facebook account, which made me a bit paranoid. Pieoneers has a team in Russia, and they needed access to my Facebook account. That was just a surprise, not a negative aspect.

I find Pieoneers to be expensive, but I'm not sure how their prices compare to the market. I'm happy with the site, and I would do it again in a heartbeat, but it's challenging to use Pieoneers for small, incremental changes. The price is the price, though. 

5.0
Overall Score I knew nothing about websites at first. I had an idea, and Pieoneers walked me through the process. I think that Pieoneers usually does more advanced work, but I was able to convince them to build a lowly WordPress site. It was a very positive experience.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Pieoneers took the time to understand my project and deadline. They were responsive and straightforward about what could be delivered and when. When the deadline needed to be changed, I was given enough advance notice to reassure me.
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They told me what it would cost upfront, how long it would take, and how they came to that budget. It was still a lot of money for me, but I got the site that I wanted.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    I have no issues, based on my purposes. I'm not familiar with the code. Pieoneers helped me create a logo, modified my color scheme, and developed an extremely easy-to-use site along the specifications I was seeking.
  • 4.5 NPS
    Willing to refer
    If I had to recommend a company to someone, I would definitely mention Pieoneers. I can't guarantee that they'd take on the project, though, since they're quite selective.

iOS & Android App Dev for Internet Startup

"I've appreciated the fact that Pieoneers was looking to improve the customer collaboration process."

Quality: 
3.5
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
2.0
Willing to refer: 
4.5
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Mar. 2016 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Pieoneers was first hired to design and develop a custom iOS app. The success of that launch then led to the development of an Android version, which was also launched successfully.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Canada
Anna Hardy
CEO, Workrize PBC
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Noteworthy strengths include a keen design sensibility and uncompromising responsiveness throughout the process; however, it was recommended that Pieoneers be more transparent about the location of assigned dev resources, especially in cases where it might impact the project.

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 has built a software platform helping organizations measure employee happiness. I am the chief executive officer of the company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Pieoneers?

In order to make analyses, we need to collect data. One of the ways of doing this is through a mobile app, which is why we hired Pieoneers, since we did not have the resources to develop the solution ourselves.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Pieoneers has developed our mobile app for iOS. As we started working with customers, an Android version became necessary, so we also contracted Pieoneers for this, after the first one was finalized. Pieoneers also took care of the publication process for Apple's App Store and Google Play.

One of the complexities of our app is on the back-end. We had discussions and made changes along the way. It wasn't a self-contained system, and most of the intelligence exists in the back-end servers.

We worked with one developer for iOS and another for Android from Pieoneers's team. They were both senior developers based in Russia. We had a few direct interactions with them in order to approve changes. I was always copied for discussions but mostly worked with Pieoneers's project manager.

How did you come to work with Pieoneers?

I talked to a few mobile development shops. A friend had been involved in a project developed by Pieoneers and recommended that I talk to them. I contacted Pieoneers and had a very good impression. They seemed to understand our goals, so we chose Pieoneers. 

How much have you invested with Pieoneers?

The total cost of our project with Pieoneers has been around $90,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started our iOS project in March 2016, and the Android version was started in May. We went live with customers at the beginning of August, but our work with Pieoneers was only officially concluded in September.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Our app is quite good. A big part of the project was working on the design. Pieoneers's designer was very good, in my opinion. We had many interactions with him. The development itself was a bit more difficult. The developers involved were very opinionated about the design and tried to change what we had agreed upon. The process wasn't very efficient at times. Overall, I'm happy with how the app turned out.

What did you find most impressive about Pieoneers?

I don't have any prior experience in working with a mobile developer, but Pieoneers's team was always available and responded to requests quickly, with the exception of a 2-week vacation time taken by our project manager. The project stagnated during that period.

Also, Pieoneers's designer is very good. I've appreciated the fact that Pieoneers was looking to improve the customer collaboration process. They were open to trying things and hearing feedback about what tools we wanted to use like Basecamp or InVision.

Are there any areas Pieoneers could improve?

It wasn't clear at the beginning of our collaboration with Pieoneers that we'd be working with resources in Russia. The time zone difference was a bit challenging for us, creating a lag in our discussion. Whenever we needed to talk about an issue, it had to be done by email, so we had no brainstorming sessions.

Many corrections were handled as change requests from our side, and we ended up paying more than what we expected, which I didn't find fair. We could have continued to work with Pieoneers for ongoing iterations, but we won't do that. I came to consider the process as being less than transparent.

When we work with a customer, if their requirements aren't made clear from our side, the customer shouldn't be made to pay for additional services. We ended up paying for Pieoneers's mistakes, which isn't fair. Pieoneers is a good company, provided that they make some improvements in the areas that I mentioned. I haven't found a better alternative yet.

4.0
Overall Score I've had a good experience in working with Pieoneers. My developer was preparing to leave the company, which complicated our collaboration.
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Pieoneers was very good in this respect. There were some delays, but they weren't exclusively the fault of Pieoneers.
  • 2.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    I've talked to a few equivalent shops that had higher prices, but the project was too costly compared to what we received. The app is nice, but it's pretty simple.
  • 3.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They were great in terms of design. We've hired someone to review the software itself and make sure that we can conform to system updates. He's had to make a few changes so far because some of the Android and iOS guidelines were not respected.
  • 4.5 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I'm willing to recommend Pieoneers and would still choose them over other companies we talked to. Pieoneers's team is experienced, willing to learn, and provided some good points over our project.

Long Term Resource Arrangement for Research Nonprofit

"It has been night-and-day in terms of clarity and efficiency, compared to working with anyone in academia."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
Nov. 2015 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Pieoneers was hired to help develop a web-based, interactive wiki for research purposes. Their performance led to further involvement. 

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Vancouver, Canada
Edward Slingerland
Director, Database of Religious History
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Notable aspects include process clarity and transparency but it was recommended that Pieoneers create a more formal chain of command for project escalations. 

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

The Database of Religious History is an academic project. It’s part of a grand work on the evolution of religion. I'm a director. 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Pieoneers?

We're trying to put together an online qualitative and quantitative Wikipedia of religious history. This turned out to be much more challenging than we'd originally envisioned. We got into this almost accidentally after teaming up with another group at Oxford. We thought that they already had a database built, but it turned out that there was nothing but a wiki. We ended up building the database ourselves with the help of a graduate student who worked in his spare time. The project includes the interface and the back-end. At a certain point, it became clear that this wouldn't be sustainable, so we decided to hire a professional firm to help us out.

Our biggest challenge is that we rely on input from history experts. They answer a questionnaire on our site. We've discovered that, if the site hangs up or runs too slowly, they become frustrated and stop. Once this happens, it's impossible to get them back again. Answering such a questionnaire online is already a strange thing for a historian to do. If they run into any difficulties, they quit.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Pieoneers has taken over every aspect of our project's management. They took the lead in refactoring the design and code. It had been spaghetti code up until that point. That’s not surprising given that it had been built by a grad student in his spare time, late at night. He also used people from Elance. The first thing that Pieoneers did was to refactor all of the code, making it look like a normal website. In the future, other people can come in and know what was going on.

Pieoneers has also done a lot of work on user experience, including signing up, creating entries, and adding religious groups. Their work allows people to move through the questionnaire in a way that can bring up sub-questions. Pieoneers has made moving through this logic tree a seamless experience. Users now understand where they are in relation to the other questions through a progress pole. Pieoneers made it look like a real website, compared to what we had before, which drove people crazy.

How did you come to work with Pieoneers?

Pieoneers was recommended by our admin. I put him on the task of doing research and finding some local tech firms. We talked to 3 candidates in total. It seemed that Pieoneers had done the kind of work which would allow them to make sense of our project. That includes who our users were and what it would require to convince them to use the site. It seemed like they understood what we wanted to do.

How much have you invested with Pieoneers?

The total cost of our project has been over $200,000 so far. Pieoneers has been good in terms of working out a non-profit, university rate. We receive budgets for individual projects from Pieoneers, like interface redesigns. Our payment is on a time-and-materials basis. We also have an ongoing budget for immediate tech fixes, which we track through Basecamp.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with Pieoneers in November 2015. 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

 Our site actually works. We had an unimaginable number of bugs in the early stages. Pieoneers has made it look fantastic. Everything works, people are happy with the site, and we've received great feedback. We haven't annoyed any experts yet. We feel so confident in the site that we're planning to have a major recruitment push at the start of the academic year. Beyond the technical aspects, Pieoneers asked questions that we didn't think of asking. Pieoneers helped us think through who our users were and what steps made sense in getting them to sign up. They helped us figure out what our user experience should be in terms of strategy.

How did Pieoneers perform from a project management standpoint?

We've appreciated Pieoneers not only for their technical skills but also their organizational know-how. Our technical director is the former grad student who initially built the site. He's interacted with Pieoneers through Bitbucket and Asana. We've interacted with at least 6 to 7 people from Pieoneers. We've worked directly with a project manager who relays our requests to designers, developers, and testers. We share a Basecamp conversation, so I can see him communicating with them. For certain design issues, including mockups, we will communicate directly with our designer. I've mainly used Basecamp for working with Pieoneers.

One of the big innovations made by Pieoneers was to streamline all the interactions that our historian team had. We were using email and Google Docs. That meant we had a generally confused line of communication. Pieoneers centralized everything on Basecamp, giving us a clear workflow. We have features which we want to see. These features are ranked in a certain order. We have separate Basecamps for our internal team so that we don’t need to provide every single step of the reasoning process to Pieoneers. We've got to-do lists, a running bug list, as well as an urgent one. The workflow has been great. We're academics, so it was great to have Pieoneers handle this kind of stuff.

What did you find most impressive about Pieoneers?

This is the only tech firm that I've worked with, so I don't have a point of comparison. It has been night-and-day in terms of clarity and efficiency, compared to working with anyone in academia, though. One of the things that attracted us to Pieoneers was that they seemed to understand the nature of our project. For example, the psychological profile of our user base isn't immediately clear. In many cases, we're interacting with older academics who aren't very comfortable with computers. Pieoneers' team have gone out of their way to design our process and make those people comfortable.

Are there any areas Pieoneers could improve?

The only issue we've had was vacation planning. If people become absent, it's not immediately clear what the chain of command is and whom we should contact. This happened over the holiday season when we had some bugs. We've cleared this up with Pieoneers. They've gotten clearer about communicating who the contact person is at any given time. 

5.0
Overall Score It's been very good.
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Because the long-term nature of our project wasn't clear at first, we'd sometimes be bumped for people with urgent needs. After establishing a long-term contract, Pieoneers has brought more people on board. There haven't been any bottlenecks recently.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Pieoneers has been good at giving us an academic rate.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Everything works as it should. Any exceptions are fixed right away.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Web Development for Construction Tech Company

"They were crucial in getting us into the market and showing us what we needed to make the decision."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
4.5
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
2013 - 2015
Project summary: 

Pieoneers improved the client's web product to better market and cater to its clientele of construction professionals. They built wireframes and completed all creative and development work, regularly implementing new or updated features.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Vancouver, British Columbia
Doug Gardiner
Founder, BildList Media
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The site has received positive feedback, and Pieoneers provided very personal service. The client would hire them again, and is considering them for a mobile app project.

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

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization.

I'm the founder of a company called Bildlist Media. We’re a utility for construction professionals to showcase their projects. The projects are then plotted on a map. That way, people can search for the business through the actual projects completed rather than through a pre-made listing or directory.

 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What business challenge were you trying to address with Pieoneers?

In a nutshell, we built the business for construction professionals. We’re not really concerned right now with bringing it to market to scale up. We’re more concerned with marketing to our members. That’s what we’re doing right now. We’re still in the early stages, but we’re much further ahead than where we were three or four years ago.

The way things are evolving with technology and mobile devices, we wanted something that could give quicker access to construction professionals other than a Google search. We wanted something for users to be able to get instant access to the information that we provide through our app. 

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their involvement.

I sat down with Olena, the CEO of Pieoneers, and she basically took me through the whole process. We took it from a really raw idea to a minimum viable product. We started with the wire frames. After our first few meetings, they basically took the information we gave them and did the development work. From my understanding, we needed a Ruby on Rails, full stack team. They also had no problem using HTML, CSS3, Amazon Web Services and JavaScript. Their framework obviously works, so they did something right. As new features evolved they implemented them with no problem.

How did you come to work with Pieoneers?

I looked online for local developers. We short listed a few companies, and it just so happened that Olena, the CEO of Pieoneers lived in my neighborhood. I thought it could be great fit, so we gave her a call and sat down with them.

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

It cost between $50,000 and $200,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

I think we started in 2013. It lasted about a year to a year and a half. Overall, they delivered on everything on time. From that point of view they were great.

Olena lives in my neighborhood. I see her frequently and consider her a friend. After working with somebody you don’t know to begin with, and then carrying on a friendship after your business engagement ends says something about the relationship. I’d say they were great on that front.

They’ve handed off the whole project to us. We now have a guy in-house that handles all of our tech needs. 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any statistics or metrics from this engagement?

They were crucial in getting us into the market and showing us what we needed to make the decision. I’d say that the feedback for our website is probably more positive than negative. If a technical problem comes along that’s bigger and out of our comfort zone, then I would hire Pieoneers in a second. Right now, we’re thinking we need to build a mobile app. If we do, we’ll probably call them.

How did Pieoneers perform from a project management standpoint?

I’d say they did very well. There are different kinds of management styles. Olena is very open. She’s matter-of-fact. She’ll give you her opinion, which I appreciate because it's always well grounded. 

I think they accommodated what we needed, and accomplished the goal. Being in business as a project manager in construction, I know that things can go sideways with clients. That never happened in our process. Olena delegates very well and they have a competent team of programmers.

What distinguishes Pieoneers from other providers?

They’re extremely personable. I’ve worked with another company in this town and they were total jerks. I’d never work with them again. I’d go back to Pieoneers based on that personal history. I felt they cared more about what they were doing with us. You can’t really put a price on that.

Is there anything Pieoneers could have improved or done differently?

I’m sure there is. In terms of communication, I wasn’t sure how the project was delegated. I wasn’t sure if we were dealing with local programmers or if it was going offshore. It didn’t really matter as long as I was getting what I wanted, but I think being a little bit more up front on where the actual work was getting done would be nice.

4.5
Overall Score We started with nothing. There’s a product at the end, and we’re all happy and still friends. Overall it was a success.
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They delivered pretty much as promised. They’re good.
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    For what I paid them and what I’ve paid another company that charges the same, the experience dealing with Pieoneers was way better.
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They did deliver. I enjoyed the experience and I learned from it. No one gets a five in my book.
  • 4.5 NPS
    Willing to refer
    Absolutely.

Web Development for Financial Tech Firm

“They can help fulfill any complex technological need and assist on product strategies and user experience.”

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

Pieoneers developed a mobile web-based financial application. They worked on a one-off website design and completed the project within 3 months.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Vancouver, Canada
Nathan Slee
Founder, Progressa
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Pieoneers delivered a user-friendly, mobile-first interface that integrates seamless branding across all device platforms. The team is ahead of the industry curve and keeps up with the latest trends. They employ highly skilled developers, designers, and product professionals.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Progressa is a Vancouver-based financial technology company changing the way credit-constrained consumers can access credit. We are Canada's only "Direct-Pay" lender focused solely on "credit-challenged" consumers. Our online technology platform allows us to provide our customers with a seamless borrowing experience, and our data-driven underwriting approach allows us to work through complex financial situations in a fraction of the time required by traditional institutions.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

Our challenge was to launch a new brand that is easy to trust and remember. We were looking for a web design team in Vancouver that could sit with us, brainstorm and help us create this solid new identity. They have developed a web-based application for us. There was a team of three people from Pieoneers involved in our project. We interacted with two of them for the majority of the time. 

SOLUTION

I first found them during a conference. We considered a few other companies, but we chose Pieoneers because they had embraced mobile-first development, as opposed to their competition, which first created desktop versions and focused on mobile responsiveness afterward. It's a subtle difference, but it was important to us. They were also a local company.

We understood that the majority of our customers need to be able to rely on and find financial help quickly. Pieoneers helped us realize that a growing number of them were using mobile devices and, hence, a mobile-first interface would help them access this information and apply for a loan on the go. At the time, our main system was still in transition and some tasks had to be done on a desktop, such as file uploads. Many of our customers find us through friend recommendations and content shared through social networks. With Pieoneers's help, we introduced seamless branding across all device platforms and social networks.

The project duration was three months. We worked on a one-off website design. Maintenance and other issues are handled by our internal team. 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

The reception has been good. There hasn't been much feedback concerning the site one way or the other, which we see as a good thing. The site works well, and we're happy with it. 

They were fine in terms of sticking to the project timeline and cost. We used Basecamp for project tracking. It was a mutual decision, and we were both fine with the software. 

They create products for themselves, so they're more than just a development team. We were confident in the fact that Pieoneers was ahead of the curve, keeping up with the latest trends. This isn't always the case. Some developers don't keep up with technology. 

Progressa is a fast-growing business – we were able to tap into a young and busy demographic. We highly recommend Pieoneers as a team of friendly and highly skilled developers, designers, and product professionals. They can help fulfill any complex technological need, assist on product strategies and user experience.

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

Ongoing Development for Sporting Startup

"They've been a very knowledgeable and reliable resource."

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

Pieoneers created a suite of solutions that included an iPad-based input app, web-based backend interface, and iOS and Android applications.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Ontario, Canada
Richard Berman
Founder & CEO, GameSheet, Inc.
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The app is easy to use, accessible, and allows users to modify multiple aspects of the game. Pieoneers was responsive, offered an extended work schedule, and quickly resolved any issues. The team strove to understand company operations in order to best determine how the app should function.

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

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization.

We have developed an electronic game sheet for hockey and lacrosse.

What is your position?

I am the founder of the startup.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What business challenge were you trying to address with Pieoneers?

We needed development work for our system. We didn’t have the technical skills here to do any of the hard coding, so we needed to find a company that could handle that aspect.

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their involvement.

They helped us develop our solution from scratch. This includes an iPad-based input app that can be used to input data that is then sent to our cloud server. Pieoneers has also developed a web-based backend interface for us to visualize the data that we receive. There is also a mobile app for Android and iOS devices, which displays core statistics from the actual game.

Our development model has been based on trying out features, getting feedback on them and then making necessary changes. As an example: initially, the system had not been set up to handle entering a goal on a game without attaching the name of the scorer. Clients made us aware of this, we got through to Pieoneers, and they quickly fixed it. Whether it was a mistake of the end-users or not, we needed to make sure that the system didn't falter.

Our interaction is done mostly with Shane McCallum, and only rarely with the actual developers. Pieoneers have an extended work schedule, and we were always able to get quick resolutions to any issue as a result.

How did you come to work with Pieoneers?

We had worked with Shane McCallum during his employment at a previous company. We started working with Pieoneers after he came on board. He has been a driving force in terms of understanding our company's operations and how our app should function.

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

The total development cost is in the range of $50,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We've been working with them for over a year. The project was completed in September 2015.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any statistics or metrics from this engagement?

The majority of people using the app tend to be game attendees, who don't actually use the backend. It is clear though that everyone appreciates the ease of access and the ability to modify teams, games, stats, and so on.

How did Pieoneers perform from a project management standpoint?

The work they've delivered was on time and within budget. Whenever we email them with an issue, they respond very quickly. Issues only tend to occur around new releases, when we make a significant modification to the system.

They offer us project management tools, but we've tended to be non-compliant to them.

What distinguishes Pieoneers from other providers?

We've had limited experience with developers, but have been thoroughly impressed by Pieoneers. They've been a very knowledgeable and reliable resource.

Is there anything Pieoneers could have improved or done differently?

I can't think of anything. They've been great.

4.5
Overall Score Our experience is limited to one project manager, but he's been fantastic.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They're upfront about timing and are able to tell us what they can accomplish within a given time. Pieoneers has delivered their work ahead of schedule many times.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    We have recommended them.
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