Agile Consulting & Complex Software Development

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ROCKETECH is a software development company that specializes in analytics-driven web and mobile development. Our team has released 100+ products for 70+ startups and enterprises as IT consults. Our solutions are recognized The Apps Of The Day on App Store, receive recognition from Grammy awards and are highly acclaimed in their niches. We work with complex industries and narrow niches, delving into deep details. 

 

What do we do?

  • We consult. Our team implements Agile frameworks (Lean, Scrum, Kanban, XP), Lean Canvas, User Story Mapping, JTBD, CJM etc.
  • We analyze.  Rocketech understands the complexity of your business systems. We devise Use Cases, User Stories, Flows, Entity Relationship Model, State Machine, etc. - to make sure that we choose the most sustainable solution.
  • We develop. Internationally recognized development skills in languages (Javascript, PHP, Go, Swift, Java, and others) and 100+ frameworks, including React.js, Node.js, Nest.js, Vue.js, Angular,.js, Laravel etc.
  • We design - we handle wireframing, UX/UI, Illustrations, Logotypes, Icons.
  • We test. Our team runs Automated Testing with Selenium, Web Vulnerability tests, Smoke, UI, Regression testing and User Acceptance (UAT) testing of mobile/web applications. 
  • We maintain. Our team performs continuous testing, tech debt management, and upgrade delivery.  Our team implements DevOps, using CI/CD, Docker, Kubernetes.
 
$5,000+
 
$25 - $49 / hr
 
50 - 249
 Founded
2015
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Singapore, Singapore
headquarters
  • 4 battery road, #25-01 Bank of China building
    Singapore 049908
    Singapore
other locations
  • 1a Sportyvna sq.,Kyiv, 01023, Ukraine
    Singapore 02156
    Ukraine
  • Tverskaya st., 7
    Moscow 125009
    Russia
  • 15-19 Bloomsbury Way, Holborn, WC1A 2TH
    London, LND WC1V 7EY
    United Kingdom
  • 123 Mission St suite 1600
    San Francisco, CA CA 94105
    United States

Portfolio

Key clients: 
Galamart, Walmart, McKinsey, IQ Option, Vodafone, Sberbank, Unilever, TinkoffBank, Mail.ru, HAYS
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Chin-Chin

Tech stack: Nest.js, React.js, Bitrix24 CRM

Our role: UI/UX Design, Front End, Web Development, CRM integration. 

 

Project description

Chin-Chin is a customizable cocktail delivery service which makes getting a personalized drink set as easy as ordering a pizza. Website visitors can choose their favorite

flavors, make a quick order, and track the progress. It’s a one-in-a kind service for the Russian market, inspired by the Dominos delivery model. 

 

The challenge

 Our client came to us with a request to automate order creation and delivery monitoring on a simple platform. The website was envisioned to deliver a full experience of personalized cocktail creation to the end-user as well as simplify business management for Chin-Chin’s team. 

 

The solution
We combined an inner management platform with a stylish online store with personalized cocktail offers. It’s an online cocktail bar where users order their drink sets and learn more about the company. Also, it’s an automation platform for crucial business processes - product management, order processing, delivery, customer relations, documentation. 

  • Our implementation of Bitrix CRM allowed clients to integrate rich functionality that perfectly corresponded to the client’s needs. Instead of writing the platform from scratch, we seamlessly integrated a ready product, cutting 10x expenses.

  • Performance testing for Bitrix-powered website to assure that the team promptly receives customer requests;

  • The order tracking system, inspired by Dominos - the end user previews the order status from a PC, smartphone or tablet via a cross-platform web app. 

 

Results

  • We reduced the costs at 10+ times by integrating a ready-to-use CRM instead of writing a custom management tool;

  • The MVP, created by Rocketech, was successfully presented to stakeholders, clients, and investors.

 

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Welny

Project description

Released in 2016, the Welny platform immediately revolutionized the traditional industry approach, offering on-demand delivery of massage services. The website connects first-rate masseurs and clients via a website and mobile app. 

 

Our role: Mobile Development, Backend, Support 

Tech stack: Python/Django,

Swift

 

The challenge: 

The client came to us after an unfortunate development experience - the website didn’t fit modern design and development standards. We wanted to give Welny a fresh feel with minimalistic UX/UI and clear visuals. The end-platform had to look different, just like the concept itself.

 

Solution

First, we focused on researching market needs and dissecting the target audience. We understood that we are dealing with the diverse client group and opted in favor of neutral vector graphics.

 

  • Admin panel development and API integration;

  • Food-delivery format, with instant order processing and confirmation, innovative to massage industry; 

  • 50+ interface screenshots adapted to different target audience segments.

 

Results

 

  • The service was highly praised by major Russian media - vc.ru, NTV, and others;

  • The company became the only end-to-end message delivery service on the Russian market and created a marketplace for industry professionals;

  • 500+ positive user reviews with an average App Store score of 4,8 out of 5;

  • After the release, the startup was noticed, several angel investors. 

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MTC Investments

Project description

MTC Invest is an investment mobile manager where users can manage and acquire assets, monitor equity investments, and control currency fluctuations. 

 

Tech stack: Alamofire, REST, WebSockets, Charts, Yandex Metrica, Fabric, Crashlytics,

R.swift

Our role 

UX/UI Design, Illustrations, Mobile Development, Backend, Support 

 

The challenge

A client came to us with a request for developing a responsive and intuitive mobile app that would combine all essential features of an investment manager. The app was envisioned to provide currency updates, performance statistics, and give qualified advice about a given asset. 

 

The solution

The end result is a smart investment manager that maintains all investment data in a single database. 

  • Investment management, integration with funds and their statistics;

  • Personal investment profile with the full portfolio;

  • Real-time fund statistics and precise comparison;

  • Implementing push-notifications and mobile APIs. 

 

Results

  • The platform currently manages assets worth of 69 billion RUB;

  • The MTC funding was ranked the best mobile asset by Invest funds rating;

  • The application received an A+ evaluation from Expert PA, a financial research company. 

  • In 2017, the application brought 15,1% of profit to an average user.

 

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Foodband

Project description: Foodband is a 24/7 pizza delivery service that offers custom-made pizza, beverages, and snacks. The platform has a web version and an Android/iOS mobile app. 

 

Our role: UX/UI Design, Illustrations, Animations, Mobile

Development

Tech stack: Swift, Realm, GoogleMaps, Firebase

 

The challenge

For this client, the main priority was the product’s speed and responsiveness. Naturally, people should be able to order pizza in a few seconds, and the company has to receive the request immediately. We were called in to design the app f, implement database support, and develop essential functionality.

 

The solution

On-demand food delivery e-commerce mobile app - the orders are placed in the basket and confirmed with an SMS. Users can pay after delivery, with a card, or Google Pay. The point system encourages long-term customers and supports a solid client-company relationship. 

  • UI/UX design, from the starting screen to advanced delivery settings panels;

  • Firebase implementation for organizing customers’ statistics, user behavior monitoring, and app performance management;

  • We created a custom test server for the initial development and testing stages. 

 

Results

 

  • The company was ranked the "Best Pizza Service" in Moscow, according to Big Picture, a leasing Russian media company;

  • 50 000+ app downloads in 2 years 

  • 658 positive reviews. 

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Dice Chess

Project description: Dice Chess is a variation of classic chess with elements of a game of chance. A user deposits money and competes with random people, but as opposed to the regular chess rules, they have to roll the dice to determine which piece they may move.  

 

Our role: UX/UI Design, Web development,

Backend, Support

Tech stack: React.js, React Hooks, PHP

 

The challenge: The client came to us with an old ready-made product and asked to rebuild it into a present-date web app. Rocketech devs studied architecture and structure of the old project, as well as the protocol and data exchange format. The goal was to liven up the obsolete functionality and ensure safety at where people put their money at stake. 

 

The solution: We updated the frontend and the backend of a 25-year-old application, refreshed the design, and adapted the interface for mobile devices.

 

  • Backend adjustments and adaptation to the modern frontend.

  • New layout tailored for mobile devices.

  • CSS-based 3D animation.

  • Fullscreen for iPhone.

  • The ability to create a group game for three game types: Classic, Double-Up, and Tournament. 

  • The next chess move suggestion option.

  • The ability to raise bids and suggest a rematch.

  • For clients’ security, we made sure that the gaming progress freezes in case of server-side issues.

 

Results: The Rocketech team delivered full functionality: from registration to creating games and participating in them. 

 

Throughout the work, we fixed the backend bugs, added gaming features, and improved 3D animation for the game created back in 1995. 

 

We doubled the game speed on the client side. The next stage objective is speeding up the backend by 2-3 times and scaling of the project.

 

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iWTF

Description

An international sports association reached out to our team for the development of a tournament organization and management system. A client was looking for a powerful web solution that would accumulate all the data about upcoming and past tournaments, participants, clubs, responsible members. Moreover, the platform was expected to be used during the tournaments as well - keeping track of

performance, documenting, details, distributing places and trophies, etc. 

 

The entire platform, both front-end and back-end was built from scratch by our team. This way, we made sure that the functionality and internal logic fit perfectly the needs of the federation. 

 

Our role: UX/UI Design, Web development, Backend, Support

 

Tech stack: PHP, Laravel, Web-socket, PostgreSQL, ReactJs

 

Challenge

The key requirement to a platform was fast performance and reliability. On the tournament day and before competitions, the system had to accommodate thousands of users, their personal data, identification documents, photos, etc. 

 

Since it’s a sports federation website, another challenge was to find an appropriate design theme: something that would represent official authorities but would also be usable and intuitive. We had to find a fine line between complexity and simplicity for quick scaling. 

 

Solution

ROCKETECH developers built frontend and backend for the platform. One team focused on building a client-side interface. All content was divided into 10+ pages: the feed of tournaments, personal page, personalities, the event calendar, registration, search and filters, and news blog.

 

Backend operations were even more complex - the system is tailored to club managers and federation members. We enabled APIs for planners, data storage, tracking, notifications. Admin panels enable federation members to process and accept competition requests, approve club memberships, and manage tournaments. 

 

  • Full-stack web development: our team developed a client-side app for users (club members, owners, competition participants);

  • UX/UI design: we defined user personas, their interests, needs, and concerns and built a frontend that correlates with all of them;

  • A complex admin panel for real-time tournament management and preparation;

  • Content management: the website has a blog where administrators post news about tournaments;

  • We connected all participants of sports events, organization, and management - contestants, creators of the events, coaches, content managers, system administrators. Different user roles are able to interact with each other 

 

Results

  • The system was developed to sustain the user load of 400 000+ visitors and proved on multiple occasions its high-performance capacities;

  • We were working with a limited budget and found creative solutions that reduced time expenses and allowed us to save human resources and reduce expenses;

  • Despite the long pauses in the development of the project, it was brought to release;

  • Built a responsive and intuitive UI despite the platform’s high functional complexity



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IL’Conto

Project description: IL’Conto keeps count of all the joint payments, be it ticket purchases or restaurant tabs, and notifies group members when it’s their turn to pay.

 

Our role: Mobile Development, UX/UI Design, Support

 

Tech stack: Swift, iOS SDK, iOS MVP, Alamofire, REST API, APNs

 

The challenge

The client came to us with an app design to help keep count of all the cost-sharing during travels. When travelling in a large group, members often pay for one another, and by the end of the trip it’s hard to say how much members owe each other. Our task was to design an app that would register all the joint payments and notify the owing members to pay on time.

 

The solution

The client had a small dev team from the previous project but they were with zero experience in mobile development. We took upon ourselves cross-team management, testing, development and implementation of hypotheses. Users install the app, create a transaction or a group, and the paying members register the amount, the date, and the event for which they had to pay. After the trip, the app would sum all the costs up and notify members to return the debt.

What the app offers:

  • Keeps tabs on more than 100 currencies in real time;

  • The joint-cost is divided between all the members in the transaction. If members paid unevenly, you can manually fix the costs of each;

  • There’s a web version of the product;

  • We made an instant offline mode of the app. You can use it without the internet, and when coming online, the app syncs the cache with the backend data;

  • Premium subscription allows to register an unlimited number of groups and transactions.

 

Results

  • We developed and released the end product in 3 months;

  • We reached the result by collaborating with two teams. ROCKETECH supervised the client’s dev team and directed the collective effort to release the end product;

  • An average score of 4,3 out of 5 in App Store.

 

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SmartBuilding

Project description

SmartBuilding is an automated platform where construction organizations automate supervision, staff management, documentation, and construction access control. 

 

Tech stack: Next.js, Express.js, GraphQL, Redux, React, MySQL,

Socket.IO

 

Our role 

Business Analytics, Agile coaching, design, API, Development, Testing, Maintenance

 

The challenge

The client had several goals for the project. The first one was to make sure that a supervisor can quickly obtain data about a single construction worker anytime. The next step is to automate documentation, notifying staff about work quality and safety violations. 

 

The solution

We created an MVP for digitalized construction management infrastructure where a client can control documentation, monitor work hours, materials, and costs. 

  • A QR code is attached to the worker’s helmet - by scanning the code, the manager receives access to the full profile;

  • Access Control List provides clients with multi-layered access configurations - users receive rights for viewing, managing, or editing worker profiles;

  • Construction site database stores information in the intuitive dashboard where users can sort through entries, preview the locations, monitor the construction progress. 

 

Results

  • With the combination of Agile and Scrum best practices, we managed to develop a complex platform from scratch in 2 months

  • The solution has disrupted the market with a unique solution for full construction work automation 

  • The platform has attracted several construction companies already at the MVP stage. 

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Appartex

Project description

ROCKETECH developed a complex CRM for real estate companies and their clients. With more than 50 companies managing their properties, Appartex quickly became one of the biggest solutions on the market.

 

Our role: Frontend, Backend,

Support 

Tech stack: Java, Angular 

 

The challenge

The solution, CRM software, had to automate interactions with clients, documentation, accounting, marketing to assist real estate companies in managing the available property. Security, simple interface, short learning curve were essential requirements.

 

Solution

An all-in-one leasing management service that enables owners to keep track of their leasing workflow.

  • Admin panel development and API integration;

  • We developed a cross-platform web platform and a mobile app for real estate managers, their clients, and staff

  • Rocketech created custom versions of the platform for the major commercial centers and shopping malls.

 

Results

  • 50+ business centers use Apartex to manage rented properties;

  • The product is used by major management companies - BI Property, M-Line Property Management, Mobil Realty Management Company, developers - TM Engineering, Sensata Group;

  • $200 000 received in investments;

  • The service currently manages more than 200 000 m2.

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Pocket Safe

Project description

Pocket Safe is a password manager app that helps people log in to services they rely on every day. 

 

Our role: UX/UI Design, Mobile Development, Backend, QA 

Tech stack: Node.JS, Express, MySQL, Mailgun,

JWT Auth, REST API, Swift 

 

The challenge: The team was summoned to create an uncluttered password manager mobile application for logging into any websites with a single sign-on solution. This wasn’t an easy one - our devs had to architect the UX and fill it with UI elements according to the Apple guidelines, connect the frontend and the backend, test the thing, and deliver it to the client market-ready — all in a matter of a month.

 

The solution

We created an app that grants access to multiple passwords under an extra-secure Master Password. Users can auto-login to their favorite websites, change passwords right from the app, organize them into groups, and share account access with multiple people. The app communicates with the database through the secure Rest API.

  • We developed a minimalistic UX/UI to avert unnecessary user actions.

  • The library of the most popular services was preinstalled for a comfier search.

  • For extra security, we implemented a 4-digit PIN code lock and an auto-lock timer that blocks the app after a specified period of inactivity.  

  • We implemented in-app subscription purchase with a 3-day free trial.

 

Results

  • The end product is a straightforward mobile solution that increases productivity and decreases the likelihood of password-related breaches.
  • In just a month, we managed to build the app from scratch — on time, on budget. 
  • Pocket Safe is translated into 32 languages and currently available in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.
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Hummly

Project description

Rocketech created an MVP for Humm.ly - a science-based player for musical therapy. Board-certified music therapists create playlists for stress relief, sleep aid, and mood enhancement.

Our role 

UX/UI Design, Illustrations, Animations, Mobile Development, Web, Support 

Tech stack: ReactJS, PHP7,

Swift 

Implementation

A ready-to-test minimum valuable product with essential functionality and design. Our team laid the ground for further development and testing activities with thorough marketing research, strategy outlining, and creative design.

  • We offered a cost-optimized cooperation methodology - a founder directly cooperated with the team members;

  • Rocketech design team completely redesigned the application, changing key business processes;

  • Development and testing team managed tech debt and improved the existing functionality of the product.

  • Our team developed and tested new user scenarios and brought the solution to new target audiences. 

Results

  • The final app became a music sensation and received positive reviews from HuffPost, Grammy Awarsds, Inc., Mashable, and Forbes. 

  • 4.9 is an average App Store score, based on 1.3K reviews

  • The application was included in the top ‘The Apps We Love 2019’ on the App Store

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SigmaPool

Project description

Our team was asked to develop a mining tool for active crypto production. The result was Sigmapool - a crypto mining pool with more than 60 000 active workers and over 700 active miners. The infrastructure of the pool is based on the Kubernetes cluster for comfortable service management. All external connections are processed by CloudFlare so the service is protected from

DDOS-attacks.  

Our role: Branding, UX/UI Design, Animations, Web, Development, Backend, Blockchain, Support

Tech stack: Koa, VueJS, Mongo DB, PostgreSQL, .NET multicurrency

Implementation

  • Coin Daemon for transaction processing. 

  • Active backup instance - the pool resets to the previously saved version in case of an emergency. 

  • Node.js + Koa for web application with ith the MongoDB - an independent database for backup copies of essential data. 

  • The main base in PostgreSQL, used only for mining data. 

  • Auto-deployment of repository’s application - the service downloads the necessary components automatically, saving the team’s time and resources for maintenance

Results

  • Over 47,000 miners, with a total capacity of 397 PH / s, are constantly working on Sigmapool only on the BTC pool. 

  • Working server period stable - 99.9% UPTIME.

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Babystep.tv

Project description

Babystep is a Learning Management Platform (LMS) platform for parents who want to implement innovative teaching methods into their kids’ learning curve. Our team scaled the MVP into the platform connects parents to learning experts. The website combines the functionality of a social media and marketplace, serving as a ground for communication, blogging, and service

exchange.

Tech stack: ReactJS, Swift, NodeJS, WebRTC

Our role 

UX/UI Design Support, Web Development, Mobile Development, Support 

Implementation

  • Combining mobile React JS technology and RTC library on a web LMS;

  • Performance testing and UX/UI implementation;

  • Load testing - the software is capable to process 10 000 requests. 

Results

  • Our developers joined the Babystep’s in-house team in a long-term partnership;

  • The application was recognized as The Best Socially Responsible Startup Of 2016 by GMIC.

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KanKu

Project description

ROCKETECH developed a mobile learning assistant, App Kanku - the project is currently one of the biggest collection of 3D karate moves, exclusive articles, and inspiring mottos. In the app, users can access new techniques, visualize the body movements, create a schedule, and view the moves from different angles. 

 

Our role: UX/UI Design,

Illustrations, Animations, Mobile Development, Backend, Support 

 

Tech stack: React Native, Node.js

 

Implementation

  • Compressed animated 3D models and tutorials

  • 4 screen versions, created and managed in Figma;

  • The content delivery system for media and text files, capable of processing thousands of requests

  • Dynamic image rendering system. 

 

Results

  • A highly scalable product  - the application successfully works on the international market; it was also translated to 8 languages. 

  • Our team adapted the app to Android and iOS, overseeing tests and maintenance.

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PIX Backpack

Project description

PIX Backpack was conceptualized as an innovation for young audiences as a tech-savvy way of standing out. It's a smart cross-platform accessory, equipped by a LED-light panel. Our task was to develop the product’s minimum viable product and prepare the prototype for WebSummit. 

 

Tech stack: React Native, Bluetooth 4.0

 

Our role: Mobile development, Support

 

Implementation

  • Enable image and video transfer via a Bluetooth 4.0 LE protocol. 

  • An auto-save feature: whenever a user adds a new graphic document or animation, the backpack stores the information on the mobile client. 

  • A reset feature for each user action. 

 

The results

 

  • PIX Backpack raised $150,000 on Kickstarter, overachieving the initial goals of $35,000

  • The company successfully presented the product at CES 2018 and Web Summit 2017;

  • The team attracted worldwide investors and was considered the best Ukrainian innovation of 2018 by PRM.ua.

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Polytech

Saint Petersburg Polytechnic University is a multifunctional state higher educational institution. In 2010, it received the status of a national research university, which was a recognition of its role and capabilities in both training and multidisciplinary research and development. In the rating of technical universities in Russia, Polytechnic always holds leading positions.

 

The administration of the

university applied to RockeTech to create a convenient multifunctional platform for communication with applicants, students and teachers.

 

We have developed a website with all the necessary functionality and concise design in the style of Polytech. Visitors to the resource can find all the necessary information, create a personal cabinet and make an electronic payment for tuition. Thanks to a convenient and simple system, all of these actions are very simple, even for a user who is not very tech-savvy.

 

To this day, RockeTech  provides technical and informational support for this project!

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Biella

Biella is the exclusive representative in Russia for the manufacture of designer accessories and garments with the participation of leading European brands and fashion houses.

 

Products are unique in their style of accessories, as they are created for the individual needs of the customer in a limited number and designed with the uniqueness of the model series.

 

Aside from the website itself,

RockeTech experts developed a resource that reflects the ideology of the Biella brand. Despite the fact that this project was created for the company from the sphere of fashion, the design of the site is simple and concise. Our designers felt that nothing should distract the consumer's attention from the company's goods. In addition, customers of Biella are people with high incomes who are well versed in fashion trends. As we now know, stylish minimalism is in fashion, and RockeTech developers embodied this trend within their design.
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Ikra Festival

"White Rabbit Family" conducted a joint project in Sochi, and they decided upon working with RockeTech to build a website. Thanks to the quality of the design and simplicity of use, the site turned into an essential element of the project. It provided a complete breakdown of all major details, posted announcements of upcoming events, and all information relating to ticket purchasing.

 

The project was organized

by our team in as quick as seven days. In that time frame, they managed to equip it with an administration panel, allowing the administrator to easily change any information on the website. It was created using cross-browser and cross-platform development, meaning that it presented the same layout on all devices: Microsoft Windows, Mac OS and Linux.
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Coin Space

The developed system which is the online banking operating currencies BitCoin type. The project is an atypical representative of the art is structured functional, designed to the smallest details of the design, as well as mobile applications for ease of use with different devices. 

The basic principle of this system is its simplicity, this condition is fulfilled in all, as in the creation of an electronic purse and in

the future the conduct of financial transactions in the world cryptocurrency. It should be noted that the project was developed in the most short time and taking into account the wishes of all the technical and design features. People who ordered this service get the best results from their expectations, and made this project very much appreciated. RockeTech and currently being continued technical support of this project! 
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Wine Express app

An application that selects a suitable wine by analyzing the facial expression on the photo (made in the application or selected from the gallery). To work with the application you need to be authorized through one of the following social networks: Google+, Facebook or Vkontakte.

After a successful analysis, the user is offered to buy the wine or one of the similar available wines in the store. There is also the

possibility to share a screenshot with the user's photo and information about the emotion\wine combination.

 

Technology stack — React Native + frameworks react-native-view-shot, react-native-share, react-native-fbsdk, react-native-google-signin, react-native-vksdk.

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Sapron

Sapron - Platform for the market of construction machinery. - Find new orders so that your equipment will never be idle - Do you need a co-executor or do not have time to fulfill the application? Download it to the system, specify the desired commission and in a few minutes for your application there is a performer. And Sapron will help to check whether the commissioner paid the commission. - Communicate in our "Lenta". Find

out the latest information on loading, weight control, promotions and sales at car service centers. Sapron is a resident of the SEZ Innopolis and Kazan IT Park. Every day we develop useful services for the participants of the construction machinery market.

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Mobile App Design & Dev. for Development & Marketing Studio

"Rocketech is an excellent team that you can safely entrust the development of your app or other project."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
July 2020 – Ongoing
Project summary: 

A mobile app developer and advertiser partnered with Rocketech to assist in developing an app that measures the speed of internet connection.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
London, United Kingdom
Daria Vorobeva
Project Manager, Rich Peach Media
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The project was launched successfully in the App Store and is currently getting positive reviews from end users. The team was open and transparent in letting the company view the status of each of the tasks of the project, as they independently applied solutions to issues that arose. 

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m a project-manager at Rich Peach Media. Our team specializes in the development and advertising of mobile apps.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with the vendor?

We worked on the creation of a mobile application for measuring the speed of the Internet connection (WI-FI, 3G, LTE, etc.). It was important for us that the application worked correctly and was convenient for our audience.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Rochetech developed the design and the app for us. Separately, I’ll note the design, we were delighted!

What is the team composition?

Business analyst, iOS developer, designer and QA.

How did you come to work with them?

We’ve already developed one project with them and were pleased with the cooperation.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The app has been successfully added to the AppStore and we are getting great reviews.

How did the team perform from a project management standpoint?

Fine! I was given all access to view task statuses. All communications were carried out during working hours in working chats.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Structuredness and readiness to independently solve emerging problems.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Perhaps a little more critical of the deadline. But it depends on the client's requirements :)

Any advice for potential customers?

Rocketek is an excellent team that you can safely entrust the development of your app or other project.

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

Program Restructure & Portal Design for Health & Fitness App

“They’ve very coherent, and transparent in what they do. It is a good working relationship.”

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
July 2020 - Feb. 2021
Project summary: 

ROCKETECH restructured the frontend of a fitness app, changing the look and user functionality. They also developed a backend portal to help the client analyze users.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Chicago, Illinois
Founder & CEO, Health & Fitness App
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

So far, ROCKETECH has met all expectations, and the client hopes to complete the project in the next few months. They collaborate well with their partners. Although communication is effective, project management could be improved.

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 & CEO of a health & fitness app. 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with ROCKETECH?

We were looking to revamp our application. We had worked with another developer, and the quality was poor.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They restructured the frontend design of the app, and added functionality. They changed the look, and the signup process. One of the features they added was the ability for users to add friends, and compare stats. The logistics and look of the design were the main focus for changes.
The app is only available for iOS.
They changed the coding from PHP to a very complex, more modern coding language.
They also developed a backend portal that allows us to analyze the users.

What is the team composition?

We worked with Alexi (Co-Partner) Igor (Business Analyst),  Yatoslav (Sr. iOS Developer), and Anton (Designer).

How did you come to work with ROCKETECH?

When we were looking to replace our developing partner, a friend recommended I look offshore. We found a few companies on Clutch, and felt this team had the best proposal within our budget.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent $13,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We began working together around July 2020, and it’s ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We are hoping to launch in February/March 2021. We look at how well they meet quality standards, and the amount of delays. There have been some delays, some of which could’ve been avoided.

How did ROCKETECH perform from a project management standpoint?

Their project manager does ok in meeting basic expectations. They work in an Agile environment. They do a good job of including the client in their process, and go through reviews. Communication has been pretty good.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They met all the demands we put on them. They’ve very coherent, and transparent in what they do. It is a good working relationship.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Their project manager needs to be more experienced. There were a lot of details that could’ve been tended to, which would’ve helped avoid some of the delays. 
I would also like a cost-reimbursable contract, or an equity-driven contract, rather than one driven by time and materials.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

They are a great team to work with. I would suggest a cost-reimbursable contract with a fixed fee for early delivery and penalties for delays.

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

CRM Dev for Commercial Real Estate Firm

"High level of technical skills and knowledge."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Dec. 2019 - Jan. 2020
Project summary: 

ROCKETECH provided CRM development. They built the CRM system for the company. 

The Reviewer
 
1,001-5,000 Employees
 
Astana, Kazakhstan
Employee, BI Property
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

ROCKETECH successfully completed the system. The remote-based workflow was professional and smooth. They had great technical knowledge overall. 

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

BI Property is one of the leaders in the Kazakhstan commercial real estate market.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire ROCKETECH?

We needed the support and development of the CRM system of our facilities.

What were your goals for this project?

ROCKETECH previously helped develop Appartex CRM and we chose this product for the introduction and development - this was the goal of the project

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We chose Rosketech based on their experience, skills and knowledge.

Describe the project in detail.

Rocketech has been developing the CRM system for a long time and we were one of the clients of this platform. We needed some changes and contacted ROCKETECH. The team quickly understood our tasks as a whole. I believe that this is a real team of professionals, quickly understands the essence of the technical task and fulfills its obligations on time and with high quality.

What was the team composition?

It was presented as a technical analyst, tester, project manager and developer.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We are professionally engaged in commercial real estate and the CRM is extremely important to us because it helps to work with all our tenants and all the associated elements and participants in this process. Despite we decided to use another solution for tenants' experience it was a great opportunity to communicate with a team of professionals who know how to analyze, develop, re-engineering projects.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

We have built effective remote work and communication with all team members. Rocketech quickly connected to the project, listened to our requests and offered different solutions.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

High level of technical skills and knowledge, also perfect communication skills.

Are there any areas for improvement?

e-docflow with Kazakhstan :)

5.0
Overall Score Team of professionals
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Excellent time-keeping and scheduling
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Perfect
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Development Support for Pension Asset Management Platform

"ROCKETECH has provided us with specialists of several qualifications who continue our long productive work."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Nov. 2015 - May 2017
Project summary: 

ROCKETECH assigned development resources to build out new features on an existing pension platform. Working with a legacy tech stack, they provided a Delphi programmer, web programmer, and manual tester.

The Reviewer
 
1,001-5,000 Employees
 
Moscow, Russia
Alex Zalutskiy
Project Manager, Aviva
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Despite working remotely, ROCKETECH upheld effective communication with each team member, which allowed them to be flexible in their teamwork. They could switch out different resources depending on the skill set required. Ultimately, the platform served as the company's main asset management tool.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

Aviva is a British multinational insurance company headquartered in London, United Kingdom. It has about 33 million customers[3] across 16 countries. In the United Kingdom, Aviva is the largest general insurer and a leading life and pensions provider. I was a project manager in the Business Application department.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire ROCKETECH?

We are a private pension fund. We were looking for developers to extend our team. ROCKETECH helped us to improve with strong engineers and QA testers.

What were your goals for this project?

Long term relations in terms of developers and development partners. Our aim is skilled engineers that helped us with the realisation of new features in our platform.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We were choosing them with tender.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

We searched for several developers with specific requirements. Our system was developed long ago and a very old technology stack was selected. We had and remain the current team, but it was necessary to strengthen with new forces. ROCKETECH has provided us with specialists of several qualifications who continue our long productive work with us.

What was the team composition?

  1. A manual software tester with sql knowledge at the query compilation level.
  2. Delphi programmer (RAD Studio) with knowledge of Oracle (sql, trigger, procedures, functions). Work with a client-server application.
  3. Web programmer (.NET, ADO.NET, BLToolkit, C #, Entity Framework). I had knowledge of SQL, working with an Oracle database.
RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Our business is associated with money management and disposal, the platform is the main asset management tool.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

There was direct effective communication with each member of the team and despite the remote work, the guys became a single link in our IT department. The team is responsive and flexible towards teamwork aimed at the result.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Ability to offer different engineers very fast and change them. ROCKETECH taking the responsibility and present quality developers. We liked it’s SLA because we are focusing on new features, product business logic, but a people just coming from ROCKETECH.

Are there any areas for improvement?

Many thanks! Continue to maintain the same quality of service.

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

Password Manager App Dev. for Mobile App Developer

"Most of all I liked the fact that the team quickly solved all difficulties."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
Project summary: 

ROCKETECH developed a password manager application for a mobile product advertiser. They wrote code for the front- and backend and they integrated the app with a mail service.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Russia
Kseniya Prilutskaya
Head of Mobile App Development, Rich Peach Media
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Although the project is still preparing for launch, ROCKETECH collaborated extremely well with the client. The team completed all tasks and resolved any issues quickly. They were always willing to share their expertise and offered solutions to problems.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am the head of mobile app development at Rich Peach Media. Our team specializes in developing and advertising our own mobile products.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with the vendor?

Our company was interested in developing our own password manager application. The main goal was to develop a high-quality mobile application that could be useful for our potential users. 

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

The team faced the following tasks: developing the concept of a mobile application, creating a unique design, writing the application code (front and back), integrating the application with the mail service, testing the finished product, and then transferring the finished application to our team.

What is the team composition?

The team included a business analyst, back-end developer, front-end developer, tester, and designer. For our part, the project manager and developer worked, who was responsible for setting up analytics and publishing the application in Store.

How did you come to work with them?

Our colleagues advised us to contact Rocket for our purpose. After several joint meetings at which we discussed our goals for this project, comparing similar offers from competing companies, we decided to develop the application specifically from to Rocketech.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

At this moment, there is no such data, we are only preparing to launch an advertising campaign.

How did the team perform from a project management standpoint?

We are absolutely pleased with how the interaction between our teams took place. All tasks were completed, all problems were quickly resolved in work chats.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Most of all I liked the fact that the team quickly solved all difficulties, offered us many solutions in various situations, shared expertise. And of course the quality of the code!

Are there any areas they could improve?

Basically, we were satisfied with everything, I think that changes are not needed.

Any advice for potential customers?

No :)

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

Web Dev. & Design for Refrigeration & Storage Company

"I especially appreciated their team's understanding and flexibility with the financial processes of our company."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
2014 – Ongoing
Project summary: 

ROCKETECH developed the corporate website for a rebrand of a commercial climate control company. They worked with the client to incorporate new designs and build out the front and backend of the site.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Moscow, Russia
Commercial Director, Climate Control Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The final product delivered by ROCKETECH is highly professional, informative, and aesthetically pleasing. Their team was accomodating and communicative throughout their work with the client, helping them to successfully A/B test all features of the new site before launch.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

MultiCold is a project of the Russian developer RAM Group, which has been operating in the field of construction and subsequent rental of the warehouse since 2011. This is a network of large-scale food multi-temperature distribution centers that provide refrigeration and freezing storage areas for storing goods of various low-temperature regimes.

Since 2014, the company has embodied the reality of most of its plans and has come to a result that can be proud of. We have become one of the largest Moscow networks specializing in the construction and management of industrial real estate, improving the turnover among manufacturers, wholesale companies and the end consumer. I am a Commercial Director and Chief project curator.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with the vendor?

We rebranded and needed a quality contractor with whom we could precisely complete the project in a short time. ROCKETECH quickly and actively engaged in this work.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Have a beautiful corporate website and partner with whom we can work on our other projects.

What is the team composition?

There were about 8 people in total. Including Business analyst, Designer, Developers, QA testers, and Marketing team division.

How did you come to work with them?

We chose by portfolio selection, ability, and flexibility, qualifications of people working in the company, reviews, and similar implemented projects.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The site has helped our sales and, as a whole, has become a reliable brand tool for our group of companies, which shows the seriousness of the company to our employees, partners, and customers.

How did the team perform from a project management standpoint?

It was well organized and led by an experienced business analyst. I especially appreciated their team's understanding and flexibility with the internal financial processes of our company. In other words, the work in the process was provided before the amount paid.

There were a lot of conversations, documents, and calls, and all of them led to our results. We are grateful to this company for its productive work and the flexibility shown, which absolutely gives the result!

What did you find most impressive about them?

Direct communication with all team members, I liked openness and competence. It is very difficult at times to speak, only with the manager, the whole team is needed in order for ideas to be conveyed better and embodied faster.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I would like to advise the ROCKETECH team as one of their products to make the development of many different design variations and quickly conduct A / B testing on a real audience.  In my opinion, if the guys can implement my recommendations, it will be valuable to customers and will distinguish them from other competing companies by their personalized approach and quality of execution.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Work with them!

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

Platform Dev for Investment Group

"Despite the pause in the project, the team quickly returned to work and this did not affect the quality."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Jan. 2020 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

ROCKETECH is developing a web platform for an investment company. The platform is to function for individual and joint investments of various modules.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Moscow, Russia
Dinislam Islamov
Managing director, Trading Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

ROCKETECH's work is essential for the company to function. Always meeting deadlines, the team acted in a very coherent manner and resolved all unforeseen issues quickly. They stayed within budget and conducted a discovery sprint of the client's financial platform.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

Investing platform Co-founder

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire ROCKETECH?

We are at investing filed and we was looking for team who can implement our web platform.

What were your goals for this project?

Attracting investors to capitalize investments in stock markets. The main tool to work with them is the platform.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

In general, we were satisfied with the speed and cost of the project. ROCKETECH have been selected from five companies for the implementation of our project.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

This is a platform for individual and joint investments, most of the functions under a non-disclosure agreement Some of them: - Authorization and registration - Asset allocation - Security module - BI module - Integration with the exchange - Cryptocurrency Integration Module ... A team with a flexible work model implementing block by block. We were convinced by the speed of relocation and the price of each function.

What was the team composition?

Very experienced Business analyst, 2 Backend and Frontend developers, tester, DevOps, SCRUM master, Designer.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The platform for us is the main system of the company. Without it, the meaning of the project is lost.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

We met with Rocketech in 2018. At that time we have started our project and was thinking how it will be released. Rocketech very quickly conducted a discovery sprint of our financial platform that they were to implement. Other companies began to offer to write technical documentation, while Rocketech proposed to start and move on the project in short sprints with the implementation of functionality for each sprint.

The development team acted in a very coherent manner, always meeting the deadlines and budget in accordance with the established budget; they resolved all unforeseen issues related to this project very quickly by contacting and coordinating them with us.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Despite the pause in the project, the team quickly returned to work and this did not affect the quality. it is very difficult to find a competent team of professionals with whom I would like to continue working for many years to come, Rocketech deserves the title of such a company.

Are there any areas for improvement?

None

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

Automation Dev for Credit Services

"The collaboration was very efficient."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Dec. 2019 - Feb. 2020
Project summary: 

ROCKETECH provided development for a loan application platform. Their team created a microservice architecture to process applications and also assisted with the backend. 

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Russia
Daria Smykova
Communication, DVARF FINANCE
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

ROCKETECH supplied efficient and effective work. The collaboration was efficient and the team was very flexible. Communication and flexibility were impressive. The work met all expectations. 

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

Platform for automated selection and distribution of B2B customer applications for credit products. I`m Operational coordinator

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire ROCKETECH?

Banks miss out on approximately 70% of profit, being compelled to to process loan applications which do not meet their requirements. 65% of companies are denied access to bank products on circumstantial grounds. So we found the way to solve that issue due to special platform service.

What were your goals for this project?

The project is aimed to provide automated selection and distribution of credit applications for b2b customers making allowance for the requirements of banks with a tool for inter-bank purchase and sale of rejected applications.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

Rocketech was chosen because the task was understood quickly and competently, acceptable price and timing of the task was offered. The specialists have relevant experience in performing such tasks.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

The development team took a flexible and competent approach to tasks, choosing advanced technologies. The team developed the service topology, created a microservice architecture for processing credit applications from different banks, and made the back end part of the service.

What was the team composition?

The team consisted of 6 people. All members were highly qualified and had relevant experience. They applied sprint approach to work and used Slak for effective communication. The result was recorded in Hubstuff

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Well-coordinated and effective work of the team allowed us quickly implement our product to the customer. Expectations fully met all the requirements.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

The collaboration was very efficient, all deadlines were met. The team was easily adjusted. The team was using such tools as Slack for communication and fixing results in Hubstuff

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Competence, flexibility, effective communications and strong sales skills

Are there any areas for improvement?

There is a little improvements could be made, is to improve hr in product area

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

CV Formatting Solution for Recruiting Company

"I absolutely recommend ROCKETECH as really professional team, who find the win-win decision."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
May 2019 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

ROCKETECH developed an IT solution that can convert resumes into the desired format. It includes an API converting module, BI statistics, and export functionality.

The Reviewer
 
201-500 Employees
 
Moscow, Russia
Irina Siraeva
Operation Support Manager, Hays
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The solution successfully launched on time, and the vendor continues to offer support. ROCKETTECH's accommodating mindset helped foster a positive partnership. They are communicative, deadline-oriented workers.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

HAYS company, Operation Support Manager

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire ROCKETECH?

Every day our consultants format hundreds CV to our form for sending to our clients every day , We spent for it a lot of time and started find IT solution for it.

What were your goals for this project?

Create the tool for automatically formatting CV

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We used comparative selection, 7 companies participated. Influencing factors: 1/ Costs 2/Consulting from vendor side 3/ Experiences 4/Flexibility 5/International company IT, Operations, legal departments was involved to selection process.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

HAYS company is the world's leading recruitment experts. We thought about optimising process of work with CVs. We have hundreds recruiters that are working in our company. Many of them according to our statistics spent time for converting resumes into our format. We was looking for development team that can handle our particular project and complex task. We come to ROCKETECH with idea of development a tool that could optimise time of work with resume and give us more and clear statistics about spent time and numbers of CVs. We have started with technical documentation about the project. After agreeing the scope of work we start work with Fix price model. Many of the features under NDA, but some of them: -Login -Admin panel -API converting module -BI statistics -Export of files And many more. First step was MVP and launch of the project. We had many bugs and changing in that system. Because of Fix price model we were not able to make it flexible and fast. After some retrospectives together we believed ROCKETECH and changed conditions to dedicated team model. Result was completely redesigned system that so far working perfectly. ROCKETECH showed themes selves like very officiant and professional team. That was the reason why we still working together and looking forward to maintenance this tool for our global market.

What was the team composition?

Middle full stack developer Project Manager Middle designer DevOps QA tester

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Our solution was developed and launch in time, now ROCKETECH continue support us and make additional fiches for us. Some times we was difficult client, however the vendor team was flexible each times and found effective solutions. I absolutely recommend ROCKETECH as really professional team, who find the win-win decision.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

ROCKETECH arrange good communication, we used different tools and it was really comfortable, because we had big team from our side. Every time we clearly understand what part of stack in process. Each deadlines of work from ROCKETECH was in time.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Absolutely client oriented and flexible approach and professional team are key point for choosing vendors. And each of them we found in ROCKETECH. Thank you guys

Are there any areas for improvement?

I can note only one point for improvement is more attention from your admin and legal departments. Also I know that ROCKETECH already reacted on this issue and I am sure that everething will be fixed.

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

iOS Dev for Social Networking App for Book Enthusiasts

"They did well with project management."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
June 2018 – Ongoing
Project summary: 

ROCKETECH is developing an iOS mobile app for a new social network. Their team helped create a business model, performed user testing, and iterated on the design after receiving feedback.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Moscow, Russia
Dmitry Konstantinov
CEO, BookWA
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

ROCKETECH successfully guided the project through the early stages of development. They suggested an efficient model of releasing test products and iterating based on user feedback. Their team was communicative and always clear with timeframe and budget concerns. 

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 head of BookWA, a mobile social network for people who like to read books. Users can talk about books, give feedback about ones they’ve already read, and receive information about books they’d like to read. The company is based in Moscow.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with ROCKETECH?

I’d developed my business offline, but decided to go online by building an app. I connected with ROCKETECH and worked with them to build the app.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

I developed a business model for the app together with ROCKETECH. I designed the structure and they worked with me to modify and expand it. We added more logic to make it a bit simpler and friendlier for the users. We only developed an iOS version.

In regard to features I wanted to add, ROCKETECH gave me advice and corrected some of my decisions. We worked to build the features in a correct and simple way for potential users.

They helped me gather users for testing features and gathering feedback. We used that feedback to implement new features and modify the ones we’d already developed. After the first step, I didn’t have a clear direction, and ROCKETECH again went over the app with me. They helped me correctly implement new features, helping define and prioritize the aspects of the project.  Their team advised me to move the subsidiary features to the next stages of development rather than spending money at that moment. This helped me manage the financing of the whole development process.

The app is currently deployed to TestFlight, and we plan to finish development and deploy it to the App Store in a couple of months.

What is the team composition?

In the beginning, I had a six-person team, including Alexander, who was the team lead. The team was rather expensive at that stage. Currently, we have just a couple of guys in this team—one member is responsible for the frontend, and the other is responsible for the backend.

How did you come to work with ROCKETECH?

I’d worked with another team before ROCKETECH, and the collaboration went poorly. I found out that they were using ROCKETECH to develop my app, so I contacted them directly.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve invested $10,000–$20,000 thus far.

What is the status of this engagement?

I started working with ROCKETECH around July 2018, and the collaboration is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Right now, I’d say that the app is 75–80% developed and available in TestFlight. They also recommended me a book about lean startups, which stated I didn’t need to develop everything in production. That means I can test features with users and get their feedback. If that process works, I can implement features in the final version.

At the beginning of the contract, I developed it to be ready for the App Store. Of course, that was my mistake, and ROCKETECH just did what I told them. We developed a testing model for the App Store, and I received a lot of feedback from the users that tested it. Afterward, I understood that it should be redeveloped and redesigned. 

At this moment, we’re developing features for the testing project. We didn’t invest too much in the backend and focused on the frontend so that users could test features. When users told me that a feature was good, I understood that I could invest more money to develop it for the production model. We were usually on time and on budget. If we had to negotiate terms, we did so.

At this stage, I’d say that 80% of the features are in production and 20% are in testing.

How did ROCKETECH perform from a project management standpoint?

They did well with project management. Before we started developing features, we agreed on a time and budget. We use WhatsApp, Telegram, and Skype for communication.

Alexander (Project Manager, ROCKETECH) is my project manager now. I had a different one for the first six months of the project, but after that Alexander took control over my app. I’m satisfied with Alexander’s work. He controls how all the features are developed. If I need to make a call with the team, he organizes it. The management is professional.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They’re clever and the effectiveness is high. They try to do the work as we agreed.

Are there any areas they could improve?

The user testing process they’ve implemented could be useful for them as well. I think that by working with current and potential customers, they could improve.

I also haven’t started the production process with them, and I would like to see how they handle that side of the business. I’ve started negotiations with the marketing team and heard their proposals.

Do you have any advice for future clients of theirs?

Clients should understand what they want the final product to look like. Otherwise, it will be difficult for ROCKETECH to work. I’d advise spending more time drawing out the structure and the model so that everyone understands the final goal quite clearly. After that, you can start investing in development. It’s important to not invest too much money into production at the beginning, but rather use a user testing model.

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  • 5.0 Quality
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Business Entity Name
ROCKETECH PTE. LTD.
Status
Active
Jurisdiction of Formation
Singapore
Id
201703811W
Date of Formation
Feb 10, 2017
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Last updated
Dec 3, 2019
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October 19, 2020