Creative & Innovative Mobile Apps since 2001

Sileria specialized in App Development – be it Native Mobile Application, Graphics & VR, Gadgets & Wearables, Enterprise & Web, Embedded Systems or Robotics – Sileria has the precise talent and expertise to be one of the leaders in the software development industry.

Sileria is committed to providing enhanced software services while concurrently maintaining excellent quality, precise expertise, and unique flexibility to its clientele. We are proud of our high standards and go out of our way to provide quality service in delivering creative and competitive products.

Short History

Formally founded in 2001, and incorporated in 2003 in the State of California, Sileria has been providing software development and consultancy services since 1994.

Quick Facts

  • 23 years in operation
  • 100+ apps built since 2001
  • 1.6+ million lines coded
  • 50,000+ hours billed

Our Mission

Our mission is to develop software applications of the highest code and product quality possible that supersedes all expectations, while remaining in the front rows of current and future technologies.

Our Vision

Our philosophy in two words:- No Compromise; We do not like compromising the overall quality and integrity of a software.

We believe that a right combination of experienced team, software architecture, development process and quality check is the key to building high performance software.

 
$50,000+
 
$100 - $149 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2001
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Los Angeles, CA
headquarters
  • Sileria Los Angeles, CA
    United States
    +1 (888) 295-5110

Portfolio

Key clients: 
  • SONOS
  • Vimeo
  • Deluxe Entertainment
  • Victorious
  • YellowPages
  • AT&T
  • Citysearch
  • UrbanDaddy
  • H&R Block
  • Calvin Klein
  • Reuters
  • Gateway Computers
  • Capita Technologies

Reviews

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Graphic Design for Desktop Apps for Software Company

"If someone was seeking this type of technical work, I would recommend them."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Feb. 2003 - Aug. 2004
Project summary: 

Sileria supplemented development efforts by building the graphical user interface for a desktop application.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
California
Development Manager, Software Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Sileria was able to meet strict deadlines and deliver quality work while offering reasonable prices. They don’t have to improve in any areas. Overall, they provided a positive work experience and a well-received product.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I was formerly a project manager for a software consulting company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Sileria?

We had a large ramp up over a short period of time, so we needed to quickly find more developers to utilize.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They developed the graphical user interface (GUI) for a desktop application.

What is the team composition?

There was one person working on this project.

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked with them from February 2003 until August 2004.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The GUI was well received. They effectively completed the work assigned to them at a good price.

How did Sileria perform from a project management standpoint?

I didn’t have any negative experiences with them. They worked in-house on the project.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They had some noteworthy qualities.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Nothing sticks out.

5.0
Overall Score We were under tight deadlines, but they helped us meet them despite the fact that there were a lot of moving parts.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They met their deadlines.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Working with them was very economical.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    There were no problems with their work.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    If someone was seeking this type of technical work, I would recommend them.

Android App Dev for Social Media Mobile Platform

“They’re really good engineers and very personable.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
Aug. 2014 - Jan. 2017
Project summary: 

Sileria developed a native Android social media application, working on the app itself and additional tools for the platform.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Santa Monica, California
Michael Sanchez
Former Senior Software Engineer, Victorious
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The development project ran smoothly and was completed to a very high standard, reflected in its 4–4.5 star Google Play rating. The team brought extensive experience, often providing valuable assistance and expertise. They communicated well, were professional, and excellent to work with.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I used to be the senior software engineer at Victorious on the Android team.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Sileria?

We were working on our Android app development but there was only my team lead and a senior engineer. We had funding and initial plans for the first version of the app, but wanted to have a first release fairly quickly. Our team realized the two of them wouldn’t be able to get it done on their own and needed a company to assist.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Sileria developed the application and incorporated a lot of platform tools that they developed. They set up the first version of the app in a really complete way. It’s a native Android social media app. It takes the flat experience of a YouTube website, Vine, or Pinterest, and turns it into a social media mobile application. In that transformation, it becomes a much more dynamic experience. The idea was to make it much more engaging for the user.

Their scope was really wide and they helped in every level of the development cycle. They would fill resource needs for developers whenever we needed it. They did any and all services, whether it was meeting development requirements or helping with specific application issues on performance or design. Sometimes we’d have Agile epics, where we looked forward six months and planned significant new features. We could tap into their expertise for design ideas on those bigger plans.

There were some elements on which they would have more experience than someone in-house. For example, they were instrumental in doing the video, coding, and transcoding work that involved the C programming language. They bridged between Android and underlying operating systems to enable video editing and other required features.

What is the team composition?

There were one to three contractors assigned to us depending on the need. Ahmed [Founder & CTO, Sileria] and Shibly [R&D Specialist, Sileria] laid the groundwork for the first release. They would bring in additional resources like Carolina [Technical Director, Sileria] as needed.

How did you come to work with Sileria?

Sileria was already there a few months before I joined the team. Someone on the team had worked with them in the past.

How much have you invested with them?

$200,000 or more.

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked together from August 2014 until January 2017.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

A lot of people were with thrilled the results. The app scored well based on the average Google Play rating. We consistently had a 4 or 4.5 rating. People love the video editing, being able to message other users, and being able to post content. Those features got a lot of interaction and admiration from the user base.

How did Sileria perform from a project management standpoint?

They’re extremely professional and were absolutely reliable. They did quick, high quality work all the time. When they brought in new people, they brought them up to speed really quickly. Within 2–3 days they were acclimated and completing work.

Sometimes they would come on site for a few days if we were at the beginning of a big iteration. We’d go over project planning and work out feature sets or any unknowns of that part of the Agile process. Usually, they were offsite, but we would meet every day for standup and other meetings as necessary. We used Hangouts so we’d see them face-to-face virtually.

They were available daily and picked up and were part of the sprint cycle for all ongoing tasks. They would get assigned like anybody else; sometimes based on their specific experience where they could be more effective than anybody in-house.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Beyond good work, professionalism, and their ability to help on any level, they were also fun to work with. They’re really good engineers and very personable. The communication was excellent. Sometimes a team may be talented, but the human element isn’t necessarily there. It’s not a deal breaker, but something you miss when it’s not there.

They’ve been doing Android for a long time so I’d pick their brains and ask them to break things down for me. They were happy to help.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, they did a fantastic job.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Don’t be afraid to engage them fully. They’re very responsive and are happy to pivot. Tell them what you need. Sometimes people hold back or they’re too proud and they feel like they’re losing control if they ask for too much help. They’re a full-service shop. If you’re having trouble with design or with how to align your product goals, just ask.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They were really reliable.
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They delivered really good value, were extremely reasonable, and were happy to make it work within our budget.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

App Dev for Map Based Search App

“If I had a project where I needed to hire someone, they'd be the first place I’d go.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
n/a
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
May 2009 - Mar. 2010
Project summary: 

Using Java, Sileria developed a map-based local search app for BlackBerry while completely redesigning the Android version. They also heavily advised the wireframing process to ensure functionality.

The Reviewer
 
5,0001 - 10,000 Employees
 
Glendale, California
Michelle Stone
Former Principal Product Manager, Local Search Provider
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Sileria developed a sophisticated app that was successfully preloaded onto a vast number of mobile devices. They worked to develop a great product with a forward-thinking approach. As a result, the app is easy to maintain and update. Their management staff fosters a team-building environment.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m a former principal product manager for a local search and marketing solutions provider. I designed an application and worked with the development team to implement updates. I was also responsible for porting the application for preload onto Java and Android devices.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Sileria?

We needed to design a new Java app for BlackBerry and also redesign our Android application.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

The BlackBerry application was a particular challenge as it required us to make a map-based app for a button-faced phone. It was fundamentally a local search application that allowed the user to enter search terms. The app would then detect the user’s location and deliver results geographically relevant to the term entered. At the time, Blackberry wasn’t particularly fast in regards to getting a GPS signal, so being able to optimize app integration with the phone’s native system was integral to the project’s success. I provided the requirements and we had a team design the wireframes for Sileria to build from. During that process, Ahmed [Founder & CTO, Sileria] was involved to ensure that we’d design something efficiently buildable.

Working in-house, Ahmed redesigned and built out the new native BlackBerry application, as well as created a native Android application. To complete the projects, he supervised both development teams.

What is the team composition?

I only worked with Ahmed.

How did you come to work with Sileria?

I wasn't the person who brought them in; I just worked with them while they were there.

What is the status of this engagement?

This project took place May 2009–March 2010.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Considering the challenges of preloading applications, we were able to port the apps to the required mobile devices efficiently. The telecommunications company we worked with was very pleased with our ability to deliver a proficiently functioning application and do so on-time.

How did Sileria perform from a project management standpoint?

It was apparent that Ahmed takes a great deal of pride in the work that he’s delivering. He developed the apps while being cognizant of making them extensible and flexible to the future. Instead of rushing development to completion, he considered how to make the code easily updatable for later developers. For example, he organized all the error messages in one place to facilitate quicker error audits. Thinking all of that through before beginning development made it vastly easier to maintain and enhance the application moving forward.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Ahmed’s ability to build a team and create a sense of community is remarkable. What impresses to this day was the sense of camaraderie, pride, and friendship that he built out of that team. I also found him very easy to work with as he does a great job communicating the reasons behind his architectural decisions. This was my first project to completely oversee as a product manager, so having such a strong development partner was immensely helpful to me.

Are there any areas they could improve?

There were times where his desire to build intricately from the beginning was contradicting our need to complete things quickly. But having experienced the benefits of that approach, I’ll never argue against it again.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • N/A Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    If I had a project where I needed to hire someone, they'd be the first place I’d go.

Android Refactoring for Local Search Site

“[T]hey made sure the projects were completed and nothing was left unfinished.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
n/a
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Apr. - June 2010
Project summary: 

After the previous development team failed to deliver an acceptable app, Sileria refactored the entire Android platform. They worked closely with UX designers, fixed bugs, and designed new features.

The Reviewer
 
201-500 Employees
 
West Hollywood, California
Jeremiah Jacquet
Former Lead Quality Assurance Engineer, Citysearch
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Sileria’s initial engagement was so successful that the scope expanded to further updates and maintenance. Responsive and organized, they eventually took over sole development responsibilities for the Android app.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the former lead quality assurance engineer for Citysearch.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Sileria?

Our prior development team was unable to successfully complete the Android app; it wasn't as functional as we would've liked, so we began looking for a partner to refactor the code.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Sileria ended up refactoring the entire Android platform for us. They also assembled a team to continually work on and improve the app. Initially, we hired them to get all the logic working as expected because the features were buggy. However, due to their success on that project, we started giving them new features and expanded the scope.

Sileria was put in charge of overseeing new features and development, so they worked with UX designers to implement the assets. They worked with cross-functional teams in order to do the Android development.

What is the team composition?

We only worked with one person directly.

How did you come to work with Sileria?

People submitted reviews, and we looked over them to determine who was our best fit. We wanted a company that could approach the project from a programmatic and test-driven development stance. Those were the companies we highly considered, and we chose Sileria.

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked together from April–June in 2010.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We’re always in close communication with customer service, so if there were any issues, they would’ve been addressed. However, Sileria always understood what we were doing, and they eventually became the entire lead of the project and only partner for the Android app, which should show how much we trusted them and valued their work.

How did Sileria perform from a project management standpoint?

We implemented Scrum and used Tom Bot, which improved our deliverables and increased our velocity in which we were able to deploy. The multi-lane strategy and Kanban methodology facilitated a quick and effective project management. We mainly communicated in person and via email.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their follow through was super effective. Even towards the end, they made sure the projects were completed and nothing was left unfinished.

Are there any areas they could improve?

They could have hired more people to help spread the workload.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • N/A Cost
    Value / within estimates
    I understood the project work, and even if we had to scale resources, it still came to completion. I am not in charge of finances, but I would give a 5.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I'd absolutely recommend them.

Custom Software for Internal Software Team

“We had aggressive goals going into this project, and Sileria met or exceeded all expectations.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Aug. - Dec. 2005
Project summary: 

Sileria took a lead on both frontend and backend development in building a desktop-based J2EE app using Java and PHP.

The Reviewer
 
5,0001 - 10,000 Employees
 
Irvine, California
Kartik Money
Former Principal Engineer, Gateway
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The tool’s implementation led to a 30% increase in productivity among internal sales reps. Unparalleled expertise and a meticulous approach to development yielded high-quality code that was used as a backbone for other projects in moving forward.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

When I reached out to Sileria, I was a principal engineer at Gateway managing a project called Order Capture, an easily configurable tool used by our direct sales representatives. It helps customers to determine which system will be most effective for their needs and walks them through the ordering process.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Sileria?

We were lacking expertise in Java Swing and J2EE, and the organization was moving from an old system based on JD Edwards to a much more advanced user interface built in Java and PHP. Many of our subject matter experts were very accustomed to the old way of doing things, and we needed some assistance during the transition.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

The tool is a desktop-based Java app that could be accessed remotely, and Sileria provided both frontend and backend development. Although we provided wireframes at the beginning of the engagement, they took an active role in the design process as well.

What is the team composition?

We worked with two to three team developers over the course of the project.

How did you come to work with Sileria?

I wasn’t directly involved in the selection process, but they came highly recommended by a Java Swing expert on our team. Several of our staff members met with their team and were very impressed by their previous work, and they offered a great value for their cost.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent between $50,000 and $100,000 on the project.

What is the status of this engagement?

The engagement started in August in 2005, and we completed the project in December of that year.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Following the completion and implementation of this tool, we saw a 30% increase in productivity among our internal sales reps. Additionally, we’ve used some of the base code from this project for our retail solutions tools.

How did Sileria perform from a project management standpoint?

We had aggressive goals going into this project, and Sileria met or exceeded all expectations. They take a very conscientious approach to their work. They worked onsite, so we interacted with them primarily in person.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They were very focused on quality and always prioritized the best way over the fast way. They brought in sharp developers that got it done right the first time.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Nothing significant comes to mind. It was a multi-vendor environment, and we had varying experiences with each company we were working with. Sileria was small, nimble, and able to drive progress throughout the engagement.

Advice for potential customers?

They’re experts in what they do, so make sure you give them some creative leeway and you won’t be disappointed.

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

VR Web Dev for Freelance Computer Networking Consultant

“[T]hey're easy to work with and they get the job done.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
June - Dec. 2001
Project summary: 

Sileria wrote APIs to integrate VR software with VR devices. They also used Java 3D API to develop an online 3D image gallery.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
New York, New York
Kurt Wendt
Owner, VR-FX
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Sileria consistently produces excellent work. The team stands apart from others due to their easygoing nature and ability to deliver on a project.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the owner of a 3D printing and design company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Sileria?

It was quite a number of years ago so the details are fuzzy. I've done various projects where I used Sileria as consultants. At one point I was working with a client on a military VR [virtual reality] project, and that may have been the first one where they were involved.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

The project had to do with writing APIs and using integration so that VR software was able to access and use VR devices, such as a head-mounted display and a data glove. Sileria also used Java 3D API to develop a website image gallery to show our 3D work to potential clients.

What is the team composition?

I only worked with Ahmed [Owner, Sileria].

How did you come to work with Sileria?

I met Ahmed through a friend. I helped him get a job many years ago when he was in New York. He moved out to California to build his own business and that’s when I contacted him to help me with VR projects.

How much have you invested with them?

It was around $40,000 for multiple projects.

What is the status of this engagement?

I don't know the exact dates but it was roughly June 2001–December 2001.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Ahmed is a good guy to work with. He always tried to do his absolute best and he was easy to work with. That's really important for anybody who's going to be working as a consultant: that they're easy to work with and they get the job done.

How did Sileria perform from a project management standpoint?

We had in-person meetings but mostly communicated through phone and email. He was flexible and very responsive.

What did you find most impressive about them?

I've seen some of his other projects over the years (e.g., websites and apps) and they always look really good.

Are there any areas they could improve?

It was so long ago, I just can't remember.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Sileria goes out of the way to get things done. If you’re having issues, they’re  flexible and willing to make changes when changes are needed.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    He was busy at times but was generally flexible.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Android App Dev for Online Media Firm

"They were always on time."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
4.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Jan. 2011 - Nov. 2014
Project summary: 

Sileria built the Android version of an existing iOS app. Native development focused on frontend design and testing. Pre-supplied information ensured identical appearance and function between the mobile apps.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
New York, New York
Former Lead Mobile Apps Engineer, Online Media Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Despite timely deliverables and good project management, the Android version was not successful. 

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

Respondent 1: I was the lead mobile engineer at a media organization, but I no longer work there.

Respondent 2: I'm the director of product.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Sileria?

R1: We needed a mobile Android version of our iOS app built.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

R1: We determined design and provided the existing database information while they created the frontend. Development was native to Android. They focused on building the app identical to the iOS version. They also tested the Android version.

R2: They provided Android development.

What is the team composition?

R1: I managed their team, which included two or three members.

How did you come to work with Sileria?

R1: I don’t know. I was not in charge of the search.

R2: Someone referred them to us. We tried them, and they were good. 

How much have you invested with them?

R2: We spent between $50,000–$200,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

R1: Work started January 2011 and ended November 2014.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

R1: There weren’t many metrics because the Android app did not take off well. I don’t believe the company still supports the Android version anymore.

R2: The results were great. 

How did Sileria perform from a project management standpoint?

R1: They did very well. We used Skype most of the time.

What did you find most impressive about them?

R1: There was nothing outstanding. They stuck to the timeline and delivered all the work.

R2: They were easy to communicate with and delivered on time. They also weren't particular about minor changes or scope creep.

Are there any areas they could improve?

R1: I have nothing to add.

R2: No.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

R1: I don’t have any recommendations.

4.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They were always on time.
  • 4.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Android Tablet App Dev for Consumer Electronics Company

"I never have to micromanage them because they always deliver."
Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
Jun. 2015 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Sileria built an Android tablet-driven platform intended to enhance the retail customer experience. They used live prototypes for QA and optimization and also provided frontend and production design services.

The Reviewer
 
1,001 - 5,000 Employees
 
California
Global Retail UX & Product Lead, Electronics Retailer
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The platform has garnered praise internally and is being used by partnering companies as well. Sileria’s abilities to adapt to different methodologies and technologies and to seek creative solutions set them apart from their competitors. Transparency and trust are also hallmarks of their work.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the U.S. retail lead for a consumer electronics company, managing all interactive touch points across the retail space.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Sileria?

We wanted to build an application platform to showcase a product experience at our flagship retail location.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We provided them with the wireframe and they helped us architect and build an Android tablet application platform that integrated our services and backend system. They also did some frontend development, including production design.

During production, we used live prototypes to review the interactions, fix bugs when necessary, and optimize the app’s capabilities.

What is the team composition? 

My direct contacts were Ahmed Shakil, the company’s founder, and Carolina Prieto Muniz, the lead programmer director of technology.

How did you come to work with Sleria?

I actually found them on LinkedIn about five years ago when I ran a small agency. They partnered with me to build a Fire TV app for Vimeo. I’ve continued partnering with them since.

What is the status of this engagement?

We began our partnership on this particular project in June 2015. The main development for the app is finished, but we still partner with them.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We’ve not only used their solution in our retail stores, but we also utilize it in retail partners' locations globally. 

How did Sileria perform from a project management standpoint?

My team is pretty fluid in Agile, and their team has molded to the way we operated, incorporating various tools (e.g., Trello, Google Docs, Slack, Skype, Excel) to keep us in the loop. They’ve also adapted to the work styles of other internal groups I’ve introduced them to. I never have to micromanage them because they always deliver.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Oftentimes, developers will have very little flexibility and will leave you with only one option for doing something. Sileria will acknowledge a limitation in how to do something technically, but will seek workarounds to ensure we have multiple options. They’re very impressive problem solvers.

Are there any areas they could improve?

There’s always room for improvement, but nothing sticks out in particular.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Treat them as a partner, and they’ll treat you as one back. They’re trustworthy, so if you give them insight into your challenge, they’ll come back with the best solutions. They’re very attuned to your needs.

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

Android App Dev for Development Firm

“I would hire them again if I needed more developers.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Dec. 2013 - Jan. 2015
Project summary: 

Sileria worked on Android development for a 3D application. They worked on the frontend and some of the backend, from design and documentation to wirefirmes. They also helped put together a software development kit.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Los Angeles, California
CEO, Development Firm
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The project ran smoothly and the completed application works well. The team communicated effectively using email and Trello as a project management tool, ensured the project was managed transparently, and found solutions whenever issues arose. 

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

We provide website development services, app development, and game development for other parties, companies, or individuals. I’m the CEO. 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Sileria?

We needed help with Android app development. 

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We were working on developing a 3D app for a 3D device. Sileria helped us developing the frontend and some of the backend from the wireframes, designs and other documentation we sent them. They also helped us creating an SDK [Software Development Kit] to allow other developers to create 3D apps for the same 3D device.

What is the team composition? 

I worked with 3–4 people.

How did you come to work with Sileria?

I had a hard time finding available Android developers. I hired an HR person to help me. I looked at Sileria’s past work and they had a really good track record. We tried them and they were strong with communication and execution. They did all the tasks I asked them to do on time. 

How much have you invested with them?

$50,000–$200,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked together from December 2013 until January 2015.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Everything went well and worked. 

How did Sileria perform from a project management standpoint?

They were really good. We used email and Trello for managing our project. 90–95% of the communication was on Trello.

A lot of developers aren’t very good at communication. That was not the case with Sileria. They were great in execution and communication. They were very transparent. If they think that something isn’t going to work, we find a different way.

What did you find most impressive about them?

It was a really good experience. I would hire them again if I needed more developers. I’d recommend them to anyone. 

Are there any areas they could improve?

They were perfect.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Everything is great so give them a call. Get in touch with them and just do it.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Perfect and always on time. 
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Excellent service and deliverables.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Android App Dev Contractor for Entertainment Firm

I was so impressed with [Sileria’s] product that I based our SDK on some of their work.

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
Jun. 2012 - Dec. 2013
Project summary: 

Sileria helped create a suite of apps for video streaming on multiple devices and the web. Efforts included backend infrastructure, a core engine and native apps for Android, and hosting transition.

The Reviewer
 
1,001 - 5,000 Employees
 
Burbank, California
Damon Darling
Client Application Manager, Deluxe Entertainment
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Client-driven workflow, design, and UX/UI made for a well-received deliverable, which the customer has used effectively. Focused and skilled engineers wrote detailed and sophisticated coding. Holding daily scrum calls and delegating effectively, Sileria worked as an extension of the in-house team.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

Deluxe is an organization that prepares movies, TV series, and other video content for users to stream on websites or devices like Roku. As the client applications manager, I'm responsible for developing some of the external applications we deliver.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Sileria?

Sileria helped us fulfill our contracts with both STARZ and Barnes and Noble. We create their suite of applications that work on all platforms, including websites, Roku, Android, and iOS.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Our project involved developing apps and backend infrastructures, delivering these products to our clients, and overseeing the transition. Sileria developed the core engine specifically for the Android platform. The team did some design work, in the sense of architecture and defining the interfaces we expose to other developers. Prototyping demo apps we demonstrate at trade shows also had a creative aspect. Many of the wireframes were created as a joint effort with our customers. The app workflow, design, and look of the user interface were mostly client-driven.

Multiple vendors worked on this project; Sileria built native apps written for different OS versions of Android, while another company created the iOS version. Since none of the apps are cross platform, they can’t be used on different types of machines, like Linux.

The team conducted a smooth hosting transition to our clients’ developers. After answering some questions and providing documentation, the clients’ vendor has effectively taken over.

What is the team composition?

I’m not sure of the team’s exact size, but their company is fairly small. I worked directly with Ahmed Shakil and one other person. When the main engineer was unavailable, other developers picked up on his work, and performed quite well.

How did you come to work with Sileria?

Our partnership began prior to my time working at Deluxe Entertainment, so I wasn't involved in the vendor selection. Our company had just begun developing the app when I started.

How much have you invested with them?

This project cost $300,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started the project around June 2012, and finished in December 2013.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The app was well-received by our clients. They gave positive feedback on the look, feel, and user experience. Sileria conducted a smooth hosting transition to turn the hosting over to their developers. Our clients easily took over the app and have been able to work with it effectively.

We’ve reused their product numerous times. Most notably, we included their unique sample app in the software development kit [SDK] we use to build new apps. This SDK is used both internally and by our clients who want to develop their own apps.

How did Sileria perform from a project management standpoint?

Essentially, we integrated their developers into our in-house team. We communicated mostly via phone and email, and had daily “stand ups,” or scrum calls. Sileria’s team was able to smoothly hand things off to other developers, and mostly stayed on track. They met deadlines and provided a good quality product.

What did you find most impressive about them?

The team paid close attention to detail, and had a strong focus on developing and delivering high quality code. Rather than settling for code that’s minimally functional, they created well-developed material with good bones that we can build upon. As a developer myself, I conducted detailed code reviews of all their work. They did a great job, and are clearly very skilled. I was so impressed with the product that I decided to base our SDK on some of their work.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Working with remote engineers always presents some challenges. I never met them in person, and would have liked to have had them visit our office so we could get better acquainted face-to-face.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    There were a couple of times when as a development manager, I’d have liked things delivered sooner. I don't think we had any delivery-related slips in the schedule.
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They charge reasonable costs for a quality product.
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They tend to deliver on time with good work. Nothing's perfect, so 4. 5 is a high rating for me to give.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I have no problems with referring them. They would do a good job for any other client.