Web and Mobile Cross-Platform development

S-pro is a team of 70+ experts that provides full-cycle development service of Web & Mobile applications.

We help people to turn their ideas into successful startups.

Our team provides creative solutions for businesses to increase their revenue.

In S-PRO we use only the latest development techniques and we are always open for up-to date solutions.

 

We’ve developed:

➢ Unified customers analysis platform which is used by MasterCard;

➢ Goods delivery application with $430000 cargo;

➢ Medical platform which serves 7 hospitals across US;

➢ Communication sales-motivation platform which is used by such brands as Miele, Salomon, Komono;

➢ Payment platform for Canadian hockey league that includes 9000+ members and collects $4 000 000 each year;

➢ Tablet app that shortened the mat-making company's sales cycle by 4 times

 
$10,000+
 
$25 - $49 / hr
 
50 - 249
 Founded
2014

Portfolio

Breakout

We delivered Breakout which is a social network, allowing the players just to enjoy the game without messing around. Get an access to events, teams, available players and collect team fees with one click. S-pro made it possible.

Learn more about the project here http://s-pro.io/breakout/

The Hub

Powerful mobile cloud platform that delivers the Hub – empowering medical groups to access, organise, manage, and distribute the resources and communications they use every day

TSO

Our client was thinking about delivery service for his own restaurant for a long time and he figured out that the best delivery is one that was created by your own hands. 
So he came to us with idea of a perfect tool which allows to fully customise an order and skip paying tips.

Turfassistant

Turf Assistant is a unique solution that helps golf courses Plan attainable standards within a given a budget, Execute those standards on a daily basis and then Report on the execution of the plan.  

Moving Pipe

Moving Pipe is a commercial transportation app, which establishes the connection between Carriers, Brokers, and Companies. The carrier has an ability to publish his available space in real time, though a customer can easily find an appropriate free carrier to convey his goods. There is also the on-line chat, which allows them to get in touch with each other and simplifies the jobs of both – carriers and companies.

Virtuoso

A salesman tool with flexible interface aimed at increasing sales through the built-in realtime editor of layouts / sketches.

4X faster production cycle
30 min to close the deal
48 hours less to complete an order

ImmoClassic

Real Estate website

Spendies

How to succesfully control your expences?

It's very easy with multifunctional app Spendies. Spendies is simple, intuitive, feature-rich app.

Autograff

The free mobile app that helps you shop for new cars at the Vancouver International Auto Show. Vote for your favorites, save them and request test drives

Menews

The application finds out your location and cafes around you.

 

Reviews

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Mobile App Dev for Retail Brands

"[W]e are thrilled with the work they did, and we reached our goals."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Jan. 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

S-PRO created a sales and marketing app for iOS and Android, implementing competition, ranking, and messaging features to connect retail staff with brands in their industry. They now offer support and updates. 

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Oslo, Norway
CEO & Co-Founder, Communication Platform
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Through S-PRO’s full-stack involvement, the product reliably conveys custom campaigns and has attracted positive feedback from users and marketing directors alike. The team’s consistent performance, helpful suggestions, efficient communication, and reasonable pricing continue to drive results. 

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the general manager and co-founder of a business that offers sales competitions and sales training for brands. 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with S-PRO?

We reached out to S-PRO to have our brand sales and marketing mobile app developed. From a brand perspective, the app shows the brand from their best sides with sales competitions and learning features. The app is for people who work at different retailers—for example, if a sports brand wants to reach out to all the people who work in a sports store. We wanted a complete product in a certain amount of time and within a certain budget. 

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

S-PRO did most of the development from the start. One feature is the actual sales competition where users can register their sales and see rankings. Another module or feature lets them earn points. The app also has a messaging feature where users can communicate with the sales staff in the stores.

They’ve done a hybrid of backend and frontend development for us. We’ve trusted them along the way and gotten good advice. We’re not well-versed in technology. They always let me know if we need to do some upgrades or changes. The app is built on Ionic for both iOS and Android. We’ve finished version 1, but we’re continuing to working with them.

What is the team dynamic?

About 4 people were involved. There was a project manager, a frontend and a backend developer, and at some point, there was a guy working on our app who got promoted. So, now he’s more like a manager. The original manager quit.

How did you come to work with S-PRO?

We read reviews on Upwork, and they seemed like a trustworthy company. We had Skype meetings with 3 companies—an Indian company, a company in Spain, and S-PRO. Based on our feeling that S-PRO would do a good job, we chose to work with them. They fit our profile and were a good match. We had a lot of changes along the way, but they’ve given us great advice and are a reliable partner. They communicate well. All in all, it’s been a really good experience. Since I’m in and out of the country and don’t really have any references that I know personally, I never know what we’ll end up with for outside vendors. We are still working with S-PRO and doing new projects.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent $75,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together January 2017, and our collaboration is ongoing. 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

This is not a consumer app. We measure our success by how happy the brands are and what the marketing director is saying. So far, they’re very happy. We’ve done reviews in the app using the survey feature. As part of the survey, we asked users how happy they are with the app. We got really good scores. These campaigns are customized for a smaller audience, so we can’t really measure success in numbers.

How did S-PRO perform from a project management standpoint?

They’re excellent and follow-up well. Language could’ve been a barrier, but they had a supervisor or a project manager to minimize any issues. We interacted on a daily basis, first through Upwork and then using Skype as well.

What did you find most impressive about them?

It’s hard for me to compare S-PRO since we don’t have many other providers. All I can say is we are thrilled with the work they did, and we reached our goals in finishing the app. We’ve had few problems with performance and downtime. Everything works well.

They’ve helped us change our hosting and did an excellent job. I wouldn’t recommend them if they didn’t. I get at least 5 offers every week through LinkedIn and email from developers who want to connect with us. We’re sticking with S-PRO.

A friend of mine was looking to do a SmartWORKS app. She asked me for a reliable provider, and now she is talking to Igor [Co-Founder and CEO, S-PRO] as well.

Are there any areas they could improve?

For us, it’s important to work and talk with the same people in order to keep a close connection. There’s nothing I can think of that hasn’t been working. 

5.0
Overall Score Our partnership has been great all the way. I definitely recommend them.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    The communication, timelines, and deadlines have been excellent.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    If anything has become more expensive, it’s been due to our changes. They have a reasonable price and solid estimates.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    We haven’t had any downtime, everything works as it should, and S-PRO shares good advice along the way.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I just gave them a reference this week. I would definitely do itrefer them again, and. I don’t do that if I’m not happy.

iOS TV & Live Broadcast App Dev

"I was happy with everything about the project."

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

S-PRO created a TV-on-demand web prototype and app for iOS and Android, connecting the broadcast scheduling platform with live and archived content to support at-home viewing.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Dallas, Texas
Stephen Stephens
COO, Kephas TV Corporation
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The finished solution engaged the existing customer demographic through its streamlined navigation and reliable performance. S-PRO’s smooth workflow, reasonable prices, experienced engineers, and adherence to deadlines contributed to a rewarding partnership.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the COO of Kephas TV Corporation, a video technology company. 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with S-PRO?

S-PRO helped us build an Android- and Apple-based TV application that people can access from home. They also built a prototype for a custom website. We have an internal development team that manages our broadcasts and the platform. S-PRO collaborated with them to integrate their work into our systems. 

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We built a free TV app for our current viewers. We have a television station in Germany, so the app offers a convenient way for viewers to access our content, see our live broadcasts, and browse our archived content in a video-on-demand platform. We went through a design phase to model the app. Then, we integrated the app into our current broadcasting platform. Finally, we had a roll-out phase where we delivered the app for an event at a media conference.

We needed to connect our live broadcast platform with our scheduling platform. We also needed the broadcast platform to connect with all of our archived content so users could access that as well. Our user base is a fairly older demographic, so the app had to be simple, without too many options or touches needed to navigate.

What is the team dynamic?

We had a project manager, a designer, and a couple of developers for both Android and iOS. There were probably other people that I didn’t know about that helped as well. My main point of contact was the project manager. S-PRO decided which resources would be best for the project. At most 5–6 people worked on the project.

How did you come to work with S-PRO?

I usually search online to find different vendors that interest me, and then I conduct a selection process. I don’t remember exactly how I found S-PRO. I looked at 3–5 other vendors. S-PRO had experience delivering TV apps. I liked that they were European and had reasonable prices. The process went pretty smoothly.

How much have you invested with S-PRO?

We’ve spent between $15,000 and $20,000.

What is the status of this engagement? 

We started working on the project in February 2017, and the app launched in June 2017. 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Our users are engaged on the platform, and there are no major issues. S-PRO delivered what we expected.

How did S-PRO perform from a project management standpoint?

The project manager and I spoke once or twice a week. Everything was delivered on time and within budget. We didn’t have any problems with the time difference. I would normally get a response to any questions within the same day.

What did you find most impressive about S-PRO?

They have really experienced engineers, and their prices are reasonable compared to bringing people in-house to manage the project.

Are there any areas S-PRO could improve?

No, I was happy with everything about the project.  

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They met the deadline that we agreed on.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Even though they were in a different time zone, they were responsive and had great English skills.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They delivered exactly what they promised.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    Based on my experience, I would be happy to recommend them.

Python Web App Dev for StartUp

“As a partner, S-PRO is professional, skilled, and knowledgeable.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
May 2016 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

S-PRO has been a reliable technical partner, with engineers collaborating with internal developers to create tools for ad technology. Previously, they helped built a stock image platform for web and mobile.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
London, United Kingdom
Javad Zahir
CTO, Myntelligence Limited
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

S-PRO’s resources work well with internal developers, interacting with them in a professional manner. Aside from their technical expertise, S-PRO also excels at project management.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am the CTO of Myntelligence Limited, an ad tech company. Previously, I also worked with S-PRO for a company called Shallet, a mobile app and stock image library.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with S-PRO?

We needed to build a web application for Shallet, a startup. As part of the effort, we needed a consumer-facing website as well as some tools.

For Myntelligence, I worked directly with 3–4 of S-PRO’s team members, who made up the core of our development team.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

S-PRO worked with me to design, develop, test, and deploy the Shallet platform. The original design of our public-facing website was supplied to them. S-PRO also worked on the ones for our central services, which are a series of RESTful APIs. They created a Python application that integrated with the central set of APIs developed by our team.

We gave S-PRO a full design spec for the web application. They worked together with our team to realize the functionalities required. Initially, they also helped us with some initial project management, but we stopped this later on and created one big team. While they were working on the visuals, their own project manager split up what was required into smaller stories and tracked the process. Once we got to a certain point, S-PRO’s developer was integrated into the bigger team.

We worked in an Agile way, with the focus of the effort being 2-week sprints. The QA was sometimes done by S-PRO, depending on the part of the project we were addressing, but it was also done by our project manager. We worked with around 3 people from S-PRO’s side, and the team size fluctuated. We interacted with them every day for the project.

The Myntelligence project was large and complex. For this engagement, we use 4 people from S-PRO’s team.

How did you come to work with S-PRO?

I went on a website called Upwork, which provides freelancers. I posted a job for ReactJS development, which would be used for our moderation platform. I then interviewed a developer, who showed a detailed understanding of React and other JavaScript frameworks. Based on this, I gave the project to S-PRO. When it came time to work on the Python application to for the consumer-facing website, I decided to give the project to them since I’d already worked with S-PRO. I and was happy with what they did for me and they had the skill sets required.

I also chose S-PRO for the Myntelligence because I knew they were good.

How much have you invested with S-PRO?

The cost of their work was around $150,000 overall. We spend around $15,000 per month on S-PRO’s services.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with S-PRO for the Shallet project in May 2016, around 1 year ago. The development for Myntelligence was started in January 2017 and is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

A development partner can either deliver the product in a functional form or not. Whether the business succeeds or not is down to us. As a partner, S-PRO is professional, skilled, and knowledgeable. They have a great attitude and have made delivering easier.

How did S-PRO perform from a project management standpoint?

They’ve been mostly integrated with our own team. On the parts that they managed on their own, S-PRO handled the task well. They have good interactions with our own project management team. We worked directly with the developers, and they were integrated into the broader team. This made our lives easier.

What did you find most impressive about S-PRO?

At the end of the day, we really felt as though they are a part of the team. I consider the developers I’m working with now from S-PRO to be a part of Myntelligence.

Are there any areas S-PRO could improve?

No. I have a back channel to S-PRO’s CEO if there are any issues, but I haven’t needed to escalate anything so far.

What tips or recommendations could you share that might increase the likelihood of success with S-PRO?

My general advice for people looking to work with an outsourced partner is that, if the client knows what they want, the developer can help them realize it. If not, then the partner can help build prototypes and give a better understanding of use cases.

5.0
Overall Score I’m very happy with S-PRO. They’re my current development team, and this will continue.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    We work within an Agile system that is quite rigorous. S-PRO is good at estimating and giving feedback. They’re professional.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They’re very good value for money. We’ve had access to high-quality developers.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    I’ve given them lots and lots of work, and I’m happy with the results. I have no criticisms on how projects are deployed and put together.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    The only caveat is that I wouldn’t do it if it meant taking my developers away from me.

App Dev for Manufacturing Company

"You can't go wrong with them."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Nov. 2015 - Mar. 2017
Project summary: 

S-Pro helped to create an app to help salespeople expedite their interactions with their clients. The app dramatically reduces the time and number of steps between initial customer interaction and ordering.

The Reviewer
 
201-500 Employees
 
Suwanee, Georgia
Consultant, Mat Manufacturer
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Feedback from the field has been positive, and customers are delighted with the app. S-Pro collaborated with developers from all over the world. Their commitment to the project, flexibility, and professionalism ensured timely delivery of a successful product.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the consulting IT Director for a manufacturer of floor mats. I’m helping to streamline development and take the company through an agile transition. The company has grown dramatically since it’s beginnings in 1999, working closely with facility services companies in the US, Europe and around the world.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with S-PRO?

S-PRO helped us create an app that our salespeople could use to expedite their interaction with their clients.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

The project with S-PRO started before I joined the company, but my understanding is that they have headed up the front-end development and that has certainly been their focus while I have been involved. The application is effectively a SPA and heavily reliant on JavaScript, so they have played a major role.


They have worked closely with the User Experience designer and backend developers, contributing ideas and solutions for the application design and for architectural issues.

How did you come to work with S-PRO?

S-PRO were contracted through Upwork. Several candidates were interviewed but S-PRO stood out and were brought in to head up the front-end development.

How much have you invested with S-PRO?

As the project started before I arrived, I don’t know the exact budget, but it would be in the range of $100,000 to $150,000, and that would have been distributed amongst all of the team members working on the project.

What is the status of this engagement?

The project began around December 2015 and has recently been completed. S-PRO is still helping us out with a couple of minor issues.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The app has only just been released in beta, so we don't have any hard metrics yet. Stakeholders within the company are pleased with the final product. Feedback from the test group in the field has been very positive. Other customers of the company who don’t yet have access to the app are looking forward to getting their hands on it.

How did S-PRO perform from a project management standpoint?

This project was difficult in that it brought together several independent developers who had not previously worked together. S-PRO were able to settle into the project quickly and begin delivering usable iterations with each Sprint. Despite the team being distributed globally, S-PRO delivered their tasks on time, attended meetings promptly and were able to liaise effectively with other team members, overcoming problems and impediments quickly.

While S-PRO didn’t take a project management role in this project, they were organized and worked well with the team. Certainly, with regard to planning and daily meetings, S-PRO was clear about what they were doing. They delivered what they said they would deliver, and it was on time and budget.

What did you find most impressive about S-PRO?

Before this project, I had never worked with a bunch of developers who had not worked with each other previously. Also, a team in India was introduced to the project later in the game. So, we have India, Europe, the UK, and the US all working in collaboration with each other. That tends to require flexibility regarding your availability and the hours that you're prepared to work to get things done. The whole team was good at that. There were never any issues with somebody not being available for a meeting. There were never any issues with somebody not producing what they said they would produce. Obviously, there were problems along the way, but as the issues arose, the team worked together and could overcome them. S-PRO's commitment to the project was evident. They were an important part of the team, and they helped make everything move forward.

Are there any areas S-PRO could improve?

Not really. There were very minor communication issues arising from background noise on conference calls, which combined with the accent, occasionally meant that a point would need to be repeated. The level of English in the S-PRO team ranged from understandable to very good.

What tips or recommendations could you share that might increase the likelihood of success with S-PRO?

The team at S-PRO know their stuff and work well together. They don’t need to be over-managed. I've already recommended them to people and would definitely use them again.

5.0
Overall Score We would certainly collaborate with S-PRO again if the need arises. We’re in the process of bringing development in-house, but if we required specific expertise in frontend development, then we would engage them again.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    S-PRO worked as part of the team, and the team collectively set the schedules. They met each and every schedule that was set.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    I'm used to paying developers a lot more than we paid S-PRO. They struck me as being extremely high value for the money we spent. Their skills are equal to somebody in the UK or the US and a fraction of the cost, so you can't go wrong with them.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    S-PRO delivered what they said they were going to deliver, and they delivered it in a timely manner.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I have recommended S-PRO to colleagues already.

Mobile App Dev for Hockey League

"Anytime I needed anything, they were available for me."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
4.5
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
Sep. 2014-Ongoing
Project summary: 

S-Pro built a sports organization mobile app from scratch to help a sports agency organize and manage events, and collect payments. They developed a react-app for Android and iOS.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Calgary, Canada
Roman Levandovsky
Managing Director, Canadian Recreational Sports Development Corp.
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

S-Pro's app received positive feedback from its intended audience. They also remained very responsive despite time differences, and they were able to adapt to business changes well. QA was initially was weak but improved over the course of the project. 

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

Canadian Recreational Sports Development Corp deals with hockey. We are based in North America. We’re building an application right now that will allow us to organize sports, collect payments, and manage events. The name of the application is Breakout.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with S-PRO?

We needed help with building our application. To give you context, there are two big problems that we see every day in our business. One is the need to collect rich [inaudible, 00:58] from players, and there’s not really a good solution to make group payments. If you run a team of any sort, what happens is that the person who runs the team has to collect all the money. That means there’s no way to allow the players to give monthly payments. The app solves that problem. The second problem is that when you run a team, what happens is that you need to know how many players are coming to each game. It takes a lot of time to figuring out if you are sending text messages or emails. Our application solves this event management problem.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

It was my vision, but S-PRO did the execution. I did not provide any wireframes, but I did provide specs as far as what particular things I wanted to build. These were improvements of those things that they built. They built everything from the start—the system, database design, user experience, user interface, and design. We now have a React-based app for Android and iOS that they built. They essentially did all the development that I requested them to do. We work in one-week sprints and every few weeks or months when we need something. They didn’t do any marketing for us.

How did you come to work with S-PRO?

I looked for two years to find the right combination of value and technical ability. It was difficult. I found them on oDesk at the time. I found Igor, the principal of the company, and we started talking. We did a test project to see if they would be the kind of organization that we would want to work with. When we did the test project, the results were good. The product I request them to build has to be of quality, along with the communication part. If something was wrong or if there are any issues that need resolving quickly, then I need access to someone that would be able to help to figure this out. They definitely did that. I figured that we could continue with them and started to go in that direction.

How much have you invested with S-PRO?

The amount we’ve paid S-PRO is approaching about $250,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

I approached them in the fall of 2014. The work is ongoing because we still have a few phases that we need to complete.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

I’m the lead in the project so not too many people engage with S-PRO. The results that they see is the product, and there’s been pretty good feedback about that. Our employees are achieving what they need to achieve, especially our accounting department because they use the product for the payment aspect of it. They don’t have any issue with it. If there are any problems that we find, they get fixed pretty quickly.

How did S-PRO perform from a project management standpoint?

I have a dedicated project manager assigned to our project. There’s a plan that we put together, and he’s in charge of making sure that plan gets executed. That’s the nature of our relationship. There’s a weekly sprint that we talk about. After that, I get a report of what has and what has not been completed, then we go forward and repeat the process. I typically talk to him on a nightly basis because they’re based in Ukraine. I haven’t had any issues communicating with them. We use three main communication methods. The project is managed on JIRA, and all issues are reported on there. We can go back and forth on comments, screenshots, videos, and whatever else we need to do in there. Direct communication is through Skype. If I need to discuss something in person, we use that. Of course, we use email when there are things that we need to record that aren’t that pertinent or urgent.

What did you find most impressive about S-PRO?

Typically, it’s difficult to deal with companies from other countries because of language barriers or different time zones. Anytime I needed anything, they were available for me, and that’s really important. If we’re in production and there’s an issue, it affects quite a few people we work with. I was able to resolve any issue we had. They’re flexible enough that we can always work out any issues in the business relationship or in areas unrelated to the product.

Are there any areas S-PRO could improve?

You can always improve on something. I would say that they can always add more technological capabilities to their company through more experience with their developers or in QA. Their QA was actually a little bit weaker, but it’s been better now in the last five or six months.

What tips or recommendations could you share that might increase the likelihood of success with S-PRO?

The most important thing is to do some research upfront and not to commit to somebody right away. We don’t really have a formal contract. Because of the nature of the development, it makes sense for me to continue with them. If you don’t do the research or test project, you might find yourself in a situation where you’re not getting the results that you want.

4.5
Overall Score
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    That is due to some unforeseen issues in scope increments.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Other than the QA issues we experienced, it’s been pretty good.
  • 4.5 NPS
    Willing to refer

Mobile App Dev for Entrepreneur

"S-PRO has a great working environment and a young, energetic team who I could trust. They're trying to innovate on how the business is being developed"

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Nov. 2015 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

S-Pro utilized Cordova PhoneGap to develop a cross-platform mobile application software for an instant messaging startup company. After the project completion, S-Pro provides ongoing maintenance.

The Reviewer
 
Entrepreneur
 
Ireland
CEO, App
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The mobile app generated positive feedback from Android and iOS customers. S-Pro impressed their client by remaining genuine, and enthusiastic throughout the project. While project deadlines could have been communicated better on both sides, the client will perform more projects with S-Pro.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

We are a startup company developing an instant-messaging smartphone application that helps people organize group activities. I am the chief executive officer of the company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with S-PRO?

We needed to develop our software and didn't have the right personnel on our team.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

S-PRO developed our cross-platform application using Cordova PhoneGap. It has an HTML, CSS, and JavaScript frontend, and a Node.js and MongoDB backend. For the most part, the work was based on our own wireframes in the beginning. S-PRO also supplied a designer who gave us some very constructive inputs.

How did you come to work with S-PRO?

I found S-PRO on Upwork, which was called oDesk at the time. I was looking for developers for similar technologies to ours and went through a huge number of reviews. After whittling the list down, I had a Skype session with one of S-PRO's project managers. I was happy to go with them from that stage.

How much have you invested with S-PRO?

The cost of S-PRO's work was between $10,000 and $50,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

Our project has been completed after an 18-month period, but S-PRO continues to provide minor ongoing maintenance. I plan on moving on to another business and plan to maintain our collaboration with S-PRO going forward.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The app has had very few downloads so far, around 200 in total between the Android and iOS versions. We've seen very positive reviews from the people who have used the app. The software is functioning very well.

How did S-PRO perform from a project management standpoint?

I worked with two separate project managers from S-PRO's team over the course of our project. They had excellent English levels, so they were very methodical and good at translating the work for me. We used Skype for our day-to-day communication. We averaged 2–3 video calls per week, for cases where we couldn't understand each other. We also had one major weekly conference that lasted 1–2 hours. S-PRO was using Jira as well as another project management tool in which I was included. I could see all the tasks being worked on and could monitor the project in that way as well. With every large project, deadlines will rarely be met. We extended our original timeline but the overall collaboration was very positive and the vast majority of reasons for deadline extension came from our side.

What did you find most impressive about S-PRO?

I was very pleased S-PRO’s team and services. S-PRO's members are very good people. I visited them in Ukraine.  S-PRO has a great working environment and a young, energetic team who I could trust. They're trying to innovate on how the business is being developed.

Are there any areas S-PRO could improve?

Deadline estimates could be improved, but I can't think of anything else.

5.0
Overall Score I consider myself to be friends with S-PRO's team.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    No project is perfect, and S-PRO is a great company. Many of the delays came from our side.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Definitely. S-PRO has a significant advantage from working within the Ukrainian economy. The wages are much lower than they would be elsewhere for equivalent experience, at least in our part of Europe.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    S-PRO delivered a functional application which was everything it was meant to be. There was nothing wanting in terms of quality.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    For sure. I had a great experience with S-PRO. They're great people.