more humane development

We build amazing products with our clients.

Our technology focus is on Python/Django, JavaScript/React and React Native.
We use weekly Sprints to deliver results regularly and Design Sprint process to break long term development without results.

 
$10,000+
 
$50 - $99 / hr
 
2 - 9
 Founded
2015
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Zagreb, Croatia
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Dev Staff Augmentation for Custom Dev Firm

“Everybody is very happy with their work.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
July 2018 - Onging
Project summary: 

PINKDROIDS provides staff augmentation services to a custom development team. They have worked on the frontend of a website using React, as well as mobile application development through React Native.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Austria
CEO, Software Development Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The team provides excellent resources who work flexibly in different project management structures depending on the requirements. They deliver high-quality products that satisfy both the in-house team and the end clients, while operating transparently.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the CEO of a custom software development agency.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with PINKDROIDS?

We needed software development support.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They provided us with some team members to work on a couple of our projects. We’re building a website for a New York-based real estate company, which is a fully custom, ground-up implementation. They did the frontend with React, while we built the backend API through Contentful and did a lot of custom code on the engineering side. On another project, they worked on mobile development using React Native.

What is the team composition?

The project leadership rests with us, then they provide engineering resources. Currently, there’s only one, but it used to be three, who is directly incorporated into our team as if they’re own engineer.

We have another mode of operation where we give them requirements or specifications. They provide a single point of contact behind whom our engineers work to deliver what we need. We use both styles, depending on the project.

How did you come to work with PINKDROIDS?

They were recommended to us by a common acquaintance who I trust. It felt right after having a conversation with them. We started off with small tasks and took it from there.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent $80,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in July 2018 and the work is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Everybody is very happy with their work both internally as well as the end customers. They’re very flexible, competent, and trustworthy, as well as very forthcoming.

How did PINKDROIDS perform from a project management standpoint?

I’m happy with their responsiveness and documentation. We use Slack for daily communications and also schedule calls over Google Hangouts. On some occasions, we meet in person.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They have a high level of technical competence and are also transparent and honest. If they don’t know how to do something or if they think we’re not doing a great job in some areas, they’ll say.

Are there any areas they could improve?

They should keep doing what they’re doing and grow their team.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Be upfront and honest about what you expect as you can trust that they won’t use the information against you. They’ll work to find something that works for both parties.

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

Front End Dev Support for Government Web App

“They’re so much better than any other offshore or nearshore resource we’ve tried before.”

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

PINKDROIDS provides staff augmentation for an app development firm. They use Django, Python, and React to build the frontend of a large municipal project. They helped design the site to support ten languages.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
New York, New York
Jason Jeffries
CEO, Blenderbox
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The project comes with a tight timeline and a long list of requirements. PINKDROIDS makes themselves available and understands the context and the need. They make suggestions for best practices and their productivity is high.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m one of two principals at a web design and app development firm. We’ve been in business for 18 years.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with PINKDROIDS?

We won a large municipal project with a very tight deadline. We needed to increase our capacity to complete it in time.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We use them as staff augmentation and utilized their unique tech stack, which included Django, Python, and React. It’s a large, mobile-responsive, non-native application system that will be open to the public. It has multiple systems that integrate with a backend database. There are several complex forms and a lot of connection to the backend system.

They helped us with all of the frontend. The whole system must be available in ten different languages, two of which read right to left. They also helped with PDF generation and other jobs and processes that move data from one place to another.

What is the team composition?

We started with two developers, a technical project manager, and one of their principals. After a few weeks, we increased the team to five developers until we met or MVP. We’re currently working with a team of three until we launch at the end of the summer.

How did you come to work with PINKDROIDS?

They reached out to us via email and may have found us through Clutch. They specialized in the tech stack we needed—which is an uncommon combination—so we scheduled time to speak with them.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent around $75,000 so far. The total cost will be about $100,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in March 2018 and the project is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We had a long list of requirements and an agile sprint planning board. Each week, we met to assign tasks to various developers. By the end of the first week, they were already asking for more work because they got through everything so quickly.

They were an unknown for us but it was clear from the beginning that their work was high-quality. They understood our business requirements and their productivity was much higher than we expected. The client is very happy with the frontend so far.

How did PINKDROIDS perform from a project management standpoint?

They make themselves available to us. We have a couple of weekly meetings to check in with sprints. They stay up late for their time zone to video conference with us. Their senior developer and project managers come online and we go through all the work that’s completed and what they’ll do next. We use Slack and a ticketing system to communicate outside of those calls and everything has been streamlined and efficient.

What did you find most impressive about them?

There was never any disconnect between their skill or their understanding of our needs. Their command of English and their comprehension of the context of the project was clear. They’re strong coders and they made good suggestions for techniques and procedures we weren’t using. They’re so much better than any other offshore or nearshore resource we’ve tried before.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Make sure you have the local groundwork and resources on your side. We had specialists and subject matter expertise on our side and had already completed all our discovery and strategy work before we started working with them.

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

App Dev for Hospitality Platform

“I’d absolutely recommend them.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
July 2014 – March 2018
Project summary: 

PINKDROIDS built a web application that is a tool for hospitality employees. They transitioned the platform to a new framework and built features using Python, Django, JavaScript, and React.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
San Francisco Bay Area
Sasha Vladimirskiy
CTO, Sonato
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Since PINKDROIDS completed the project, the app was purchased and is now generating revenue. The platform is well-liked by everyone involved. The team offers vast expertise with engineers who specialize who a variety of programs. They are flexible and readily available when needed.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the CTO of Sonato, which is an early-stage startup in the hospitality space. We are building a platform for businesses like hotels and restaurants to manage their operations online.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with PINKDROIDS?

Our original platform was written in Python web framework, and we wanted it to switch it to another framework. We had already built up some of the codebase and needed someone to help us improve it.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

PINKDROIDS implemented the frontend, and we provided them with the designs. They built a number of features using Python, Django, JavaScript, and React. The end users of the app are the employees and the customer-facing side.

What is the team composition?

There were 6–10 developers.

How did you come to work with PINKDROIDS?

I looked for people on GitHub. I searched by the technology that I was going to use and found somebody who’d shown expertise within that base. PINKDROIDS didn’t exist at the time, but I found one of the founders of the company. He was working on a Django app, and because of that expertise, I reached out to him, interviewed him, and hired him. He started PINKDROIDS while he was working on our project.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent between $200,000–$1 million.

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked together from July 2014 until March 2018.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We weren’t collecting any revenue online, but since their work, now we are. Everybody is happy with the system.

How did PINKDROIDS perform from a project management standpoint?

I was happy with their project management and availability. We used Slack to communicate. I worked with the various engineers depending on the feature they were building. If they were delivering it, they would talk to me, and I would QA it, accept it, or reject it, or say there are things missing.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They were always able to handle new requests and adjusted their work to fit our requirements.

Are there any areas they could improve?

They could grow in expertise in the domain that they’re targeting, like Python, so that they continue to hire great people.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Have a concrete problem for an engineer to solve. The more specific you can make it, the better the outcome will be.

4.5
Overall Score
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I’d absolutely recommend them.

Financial Platform Dev for Fintech Firm

"[T]hey’ve been very detailed, attentive to issues, and responsive to questions."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Jan. 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

PINKDROIDS is helping to develop a financial assessment platform for iOS. The app requires multiple levels of user access and integration with complex backend databases.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
New York, New York
President, Adrius Group
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Beta testers love the platform's fluid UI and automated functions. PINKDROIDS earns praise for their adaptive management approach, quick turnarounds, and frontend development expertise. They are always transparent about their capabilities and willing to answer questions about the project. 

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the president of Adrius Group. We focus on technology development, consulting, and business services support for financial services companies in New York.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with PINKDROIDS?

We needed a contractor to help us develop a complex financial assessment platform for one of our clients.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They are developing our financial platform. It’s an assessment of various vendors and industries. It’s a very complex platform that requires multiple levels of user access, and triggers data sets and databases based on specific calculations. The backend is quite complex.

We have a frontend team with UX/UI and graphic designers, but PINKDROIDS also helped with the frontend.

What is the team composition?

The project manager was my main point of contact.

How did you come to work with PINKDROIDS?

Friends and business partners suggested that I work with them. PINKDROIDS is known for their backend work, and their flexible approach caught my eye. From the beginning, they’ve been very detailed, attentive to issues, and responsive to questions.

What is the status of this engagement?

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

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Beta testers have been ecstatic that we turned their manual process into an automated platform. Everything has been positive. They show initiative, take control of the development process, and go above and beyond as needed. They’ve had a very positive impact on this project.

How did PINKDROIDS perform from a project management standpoint?

It has been excellent. A lot is driven by my team, but PINKDROIDS has learned a lot about project management. I have nothing but positive feedback.

They are very flexible, using what my team and my clients use. They use WebEx, email, and project management documents like Project Plan. We also use Slack for interactions between their team and ours. They are pretty good about providing documents, but focus more on developing and addressing the needs of the client within tight time constraints.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They’re very attentive, ready to get things going and resolve issues. They are transparent about any potential issues and project assumptions.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They’ve been excellent. Sometimes I expect them to be a bit firmer with the client.
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They’re what you’d expect for a European firm.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    I like the way they work.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer