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Simform is a top custom software development company with a mission to help successful companies extend their tech capacity. Since 2010, Our team of 280+ experts has helped businesses elevate their value through our development services. 

Our Services:

 

  • Full-Cycle Custom Software and Application Development
  • Mobile App Development Services
  • API Integration Services
  • Artificial Intelligence Development Services
  • Dedicated Development Team
  • Software Testing Services
  • Product Designing

Our teams help you decide the right architecture and processes to follow and oversee the successful delivery of your software projects.

You run your business. We take care of your development needs. To get a free consultation, visit our website and fill up the contact form. You can also send a message from here.

Our Process:

  • Share your requirements and get a free consultation
  • Wireframing
  • Agile Development
  • Testing
  • Delivery
  • Support & Maintenance

We take security and IP protection very seriously. That's why we follow enterprise-wide processes to build secure development, testing, and deployment environments.

 
$10,000+
 
$25 - $49 / hr
 
50 - 249
 Founded
2010
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headquarters
  • 111 North Orange Avenue Suite 800
    Orlando, FL 32801
    United States
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    Los Angeles, CA 90017
    United States
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    Chicago, IL 60603
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    San Francisco, CA 94111
    United States
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    Austin, TX 78702
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    San Diego, MA 92106
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Portfolio

Key clients: 

Redbull, Hilton, Sony Music, Boy Scouts of America, Pepsico, Zep Inc, Intralinks, Nxt-ID, FreeWire Inc, Accent Inc

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Mobile & Web Devs for Community Kitchen App

"They have a strong knowledge base and leverage any other skills quickly with a high level of confidence."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
June 2018 - Feb. 2019
Project summary: 

From scratch, Simform developed a web application for managers of a community kitchen to administer content. The team also built an iOS and Android mobile app for users to access information and schedule meals.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Katy, Texas
Mustafa Raja
Application Dev Manager, Anjuman e Shujaee FMB
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Simform delivered satisfying products on time, which have created more efficient business processes and provided users with greater control over services. The team supported open communication, encouraging collaboration to generate progress. Their industry expertise ensured a successful engagement.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

Faiz ul Mawaid ul Burhaniyah (FMB) is a community Kitchen that provides a fresh one time meal called “FMB services” to Mumineen and Jamaat of Dawoodi Bohra all over the world. I am the Project Manager.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Simform?

We hired Simform to build a web application and iOS & Android applications to streamline the various aspects of the running of the Faizul Mawaidul Burhaniyah.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted to streamline the various aspects of meal service like communication between Zone coordinators and Volunteers, menu management, Calendar, etc. On the other hand, our end users should be able to book a meal using the mobile app.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We have used this Vendor in the past for other projects and they had done a very good job in a timely manner.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

Simform built a web application for Community managers and Mobile apps(both iOS and Android) for our end users. The project is a mobile application that allows our users to book a meal, cancel and see the menu on a day-to-day basis. The web application can only be used by Kitchen managers to manage menu, calendar, and meal deliveries. Simform designed and built our iOS and Android apps from scratch. They provided every service from mapping out the interface to development to QA and testing. The project involved creating a front end for the users and a back end for administrators to create and edit the content on the live application.

What was the team composition?

The team was made up of three developers, two designers and one project manager.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

It has allowed the Community Kitchen to become much more efficient and cost-effective. We also allow our customers to be fully in control of their service needs and be informed in a very timely and immediate way.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

We communicated through Zoho, Slack, Skype, and email. All project management was handled through the project manager they assigned, who’s knowledgeable and has communicated project progress regularly, making sure that we understand where we are in the process. He’s also effective at getting us to provide information to the team to keep the project moving forward without delay. They accomplished each task in an orderly manner until delivering the end result.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

They were able to bring in and out the resources needed to complete the project with the knowledge and skills that would be required. Since they have all the skills under one organization it allows you to know that the project will get completed on time and on budget. Simform leverages their resources across multiple projects which allows for economies of scale. Simform has many years of working with worldwide businesses to deliver successful IT projects. They have a strong knowledge base and leverage any other skills quickly with a high level of confidence.

Are there any areas for improvement?

It’s not a big issue, but if there’s a change in the scope, they should give better flexibility between the proposal and the wireframes and design.

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

Mobile App Dev for On-Demand Car Washing Service

"Beyond their reasonable price structure and technical knowledge, their team is reliable and productive."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Jan. 2017 - Sept. 2019
Project summary: 

Simform designed and developed a mobile app for an on-demand car washing service. The team used mockups from the client to create a scope of work before initiating the development phase.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Tel Aviv, Israel
Tom Vechter
CTO, GoWash
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Due to its excellent UX, the product received positive feedback from users and other external stakeholders. Transparent and responsive, Simform handled feedback well, gave frequent updates, and meet every deadline. Customers can expect a supportive, committed, and personable team.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

My role is CTO for company specialized at consumer on-demand services. we provided ordering offline services from dedicated app.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Simform?

Together with Simform we developed service for on-demand car washing service called GoWash is a Tel Aviv based startup that provides.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted to bridge the gap in the car wash industry by providing an on-demand mobile solution to car owners.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

Friend referral

Describe the project in detail.

I started out with an idea and a small business plan. They started with understanding our concept and user requirements. They gave me a first service estimate in the beginning. From there, we started the work with a discovery meeting, discussing my vision and how I pictured the app.

My team provide mock-up and design for better understanding project requirements after with were write scope of work and put a clear picture we started development phase. Simform worked hand-in-hand with us to develop a mobile app. From UX design to both front- and back-end development, they did a great job at every step of the process.

What was the team composition?

We had a dedicated team of one project manager, three Developers, and a QA person. Simform does a good job of recognizing the workload and adjusting the team size accordingly.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

I got very positive feedback from my entire network and users that use the product. UX was very clear and helped to make sure users will come back to use service again.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

Process went very smoothly I was involve and got update on everything getting done. Project manager understood very well my feedback and the entire vision. we finish launched on time without any delays. The project management was straight forward and transparent.

They worked in a very agile way and held daily check-ins. We had a dedicated product manager whom I can contact at any time. I’d receive regular development updates via zoho. Apart from that, we used slack, email and skype for communication.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Beyond their reasonable price structure and technical knowledge, their team is reliable and productive. It’s easy to communicate with them. Furthermore, they approach the project with a high level of integrity. It felt as if we had known their team for years because of how personable they were.

Are there any areas for improvement?

Writing scope of work for every feature take little longer then I thought, but I take this blame on me because I didn't attach any mockups/design from the beginning. after I came up with pre-made designs Simform understand vision very well and we started to work very fast.

5.0
Overall Score We will definitely work again together
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Delivered on time without any delay
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Great value for money
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Great!
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    Already do that :D

Software Development for Fitness Platform

"Their technical knowledge and willingness to go above and beyond for the client are their greatest strengths."

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

Simform improved functionality on an existing SaaS platform, with a focus on UI/UX. This platform could then be leveraged to create native iOS and Android apps. 

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Coral Springs, Florida
Gary Boyd
CEO, Fitcom Inc.
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Multiple partners have adopted the platform with successful results. The Simform team is communicative and accessible through a myriad of platforms. The high-quality product is a result of their experience and customer-oriented approach.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m the co-founder and CEO of Fitcom Inc. We provide affordable custom app solutions for health, wellness, & fitness industries. In addition, our Fitcom Perks platform offers all types of organizations with free mobile technology to empower their employees, families, & customers to improve their fitness, health, and well-being.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Simform?

We engaged Simform to add more features to our existing SaaS platform and improve UX/UI. One of the major technical challenges was to build customizable packages, maintaining different instances for hosting of different whitelabled apps

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted to build a platform which can be leveraged by different health & fitness entities to develop their custom iOS and Android native apps.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

A representative reached out to me on LinkedIn.

Describe the project in detail.

Simform built a SaaS platform which allows gyms, physical therapy centers, and dietitians craft a custom iOS and Android native apps for their clients. They can add their logo, brand color and curate workout and nutrition plans for their customers.

One of the critical success factors for our business is to provide a high 24/7 availability when the platform and user base grows. Simform used Microsoft Azure Virtual Machine to cater to the hosting needs and deployed app packages on different instances each time the client built a new app using our platform.

What was the team composition?

Simform knew from experience exactly what resources we needed to achieve our goals. They assembled a flexible team with complementary skills, including a project manager, a UX/UI specialist, two frontend developers, and two backend developers.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

After launching our platform, many partners have joined us to help local organizations empower their employees, families, & customers to improve their fitness, health, and well-being.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

They’ve been great partners. We communicated daily during the project’s development and continue to have biweekly meetings that coincide with their sprint schedules. We used Slack, JIRA, Email, and GoToMeeting to communicate.

I’d attend daily standups with the project manager and developers. It was a lot more involvement on my part, but the communication led to better utilization of the developer. I’d request difficult tasks and could rely on them to present several actionable solutions. From that standpoint, they did a great job managing the project and me as a client.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

The team was able to complete the task and therefore they had the necessary skill set that was required. They focus on their customer and produce high-quality work. Their technical knowledge and willingness to go above and beyond for the client are their greatest strengths.

Are there any areas for improvement?

We had a positive experience. There were a few mistakes, but those are inevitable in any project. We viewed the engagement as paying for their expertise and timeliness, as well as the time needed to make corrections.

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

Mobile Game Dev for Child Advocacy Nonprofit

"I was impressed by their client orientation and their speed in developing a functional product."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
June 2017 - Feb. 2018
Project summary: 

Using animations created by a third party, Simform developed an educational mobile app game. They created the front- and backend of the app, which was built for Android, iOS, and as a web app using Angular.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Budapest, Hungary
Judit Nemeth-Almasi
Deputy Head of Regional office, Terre des hommes Foundation "Lausanne" in Hungary
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The game received positive reviews from users and fostered greater exploration of the viability of mobile applications for organizational goals. The Simform team is accommodating and succeeds at managing project schedules. They come at a reasonable rate for the high quality of work.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am the deputy head of the regional office for a Swiss-based nonprofit organization that advocates for child protection in 40 countries around the world.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Simform?

We contracted with Simform to develop a mobile app game for children aged 13–18 with the purpose of teaching them about their rights in judicial proceedings.

What were your goals for this project?

The goal of the project was to raise children’s awareness about judicial procedures where they may be witnesses, victims, or perpetrators.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We opened an international open tender for the development of the game. Our internal committee evaluated all responses based on the company's references, expertise, price estimates, and proposed solutions.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

We worked with a legal expert to create stories for the game. Based on these stories, we worked with a design company to craft animations, and we relied on Simform to develop the app itself. They built the front- and backend and inserted the animations into the gameplay. They developed the game for iOS and Android, as well as a web application using Angular.

What was the team composition?

We worked with one project manager, two mobile app developers, one backend developer, two frontend web developers, one quality assurance technician, and one UI/UX expert.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We see the completed application as an innovation, something that very few nonprofits use. Our target audience offered positive feedback of the game, citing its educational qualities. The game has been used by individuals and in classrooms, which has allowed our organization to evaluate the use of mobile apps to reach out to young people even further.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

Simform’s customer service is excellent, and we were completely satisfied with how they managed the project. They were mindful of our requests, and they were flexible with a development schedule. They have remained helpful in answering our questions even though the engagement has ended.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

I was impressed by their client orientation and their speed in developing a functional product.

Are there any areas for improvement?

No, everything regarding the engagement ran smoothly.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They accommodated to our delays and remained honest to the original schedule.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Their price structure is very competitive, a leading reason why we selected them.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Mobile App Development for Boating Social Platform

“Simform delivered on the services and results they promised.”

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
May 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Simform provided frontend development for a social platform’s iOS app. The team used provided specifications, wireframes, and UI design plans to create an accessible and engaging interface.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Seattle, Washington
Gil Zalmanovitch
CEO and Founder, BOATR LLC
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Simform’s collaborative skills, consistent communication, and responsive approach to the project helped complete the project by the expected launch date. Their ability to scale and rotate team members assured that each element was developed appropriately. The team was also receptive to feedback.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am the founder and CEO of BOATR. Our website, boatrlife.com, is a social platform that connects people interested in oceans, boating, yachting, and water sports.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Simform?

We needed a partner to create the frontend of our iOS application.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted to give our users increased functionality through an iOS app.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

I met with several companies to discuss the scope and estimated cost. Simform offered appropriate industry expertise for the cost I expected for the project.

Describe the project in detail.

I shared the specifications, wireframes, and UI designs that I wanted in the app. Simform built the iOS app, specifically scaled for iPhones, to reflect each of these provided elements. Now, they help us make changes to improve the platform’s performance.

What was the team composition?

Simform provided a project manager, a business manager, two developers, and two testers for the main team. The developers rotated based on our current needs and the required expertise.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We released the app after eight months of working with Simform. The team continues to help us update and make necessary bug fixes.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

Our inter-team workflow ran smoothly with weekly conference calls, daily communication over Slack, and various other management tools. To overcome and language barriers, I shared illustrated examples of every change or fix I wanted Simform to make. Overall, their team was flexible, receptive to feedback, and involved throughout our engagement.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Simform delivers what they promise to deliver: solid solutions. They’re able to swap people in and out of the project, or add them, based on expertise, needs, and time constraints. Plus, they are always available, open to feedback, and keep me in the loop about what’s going on, which is extremely useful.

Are there any areas for improvement?

There were a few bugs after development that required additional work to fix and clean up. I discussed this with their team, and we found a solution. We are now working toward a clear target, while testing different strategies together.

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

iOS App Dev for Telematics Company

"They responded to our requests quickly and clearly."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Jan. - Dec. 2017
Project summary: 

Simform constructed a customer-facing mobile app for vehicle tracking, translating product discovery results into a complete backend while collaboratively iterating UI/UX design and features.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Las Vegas, Nevada
Stewart Christensen
Product Manger, GPSPRO
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The initial app development finished within a reasonable time frame, supporting subsequent builds and improvements. Simform’s swift turnaround time, daily update pushes, and adherence to requirements helped the partnership succeed.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am a product manager and UX designer at GPSPRO, a telematics company. We offer vehicle-tracking services to the tow truck and construction industries.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Simform?

We saw a business opportunity in a new vertical and wanted to create a service. We hired Simform to build the iOS app that would be the main consumer-facing product for this initiative while we handled the rest of the project ourselves. The product consists of a database, logic layer, API layer, web portal, and mobile apps.

What were your goals for this project?

We needed a fully functioning app that met our requirements and would be accepted into the App Store.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We used Upwork to filter vendors, interviewed multiple companies, and found Simform to be the most thorough. They had multiple team members on calls to understand our business requirements. They also took the time to create a requirements spec that outlined everything. This helped us feel confident about working with their team.

Describe the project in detail.

Prior to looking for a vendor, we did most of the product discovery using our in-house developers. This gave us a good idea of what was required and the time it would take to execute our plan. We’d already defined our spec and UI/UX, and we’d built some of the API endpoints. But, the entire backend was not complete; we had to work with Simform as we finished API endpoints. They worked quickly from the start, so we often fell behind while trying to get them the items they needed.

We had discovery meetings prior to starting the project and provided the design assets. First, Simform built the base UI. In two weeks, most of the UI was complete but not linked to the backend. Over the next few months, we continued to iterate the design, features, and execution.

What was the team composition?

Our team handled the backend development, product management, and UI design. Simform had a project manager and two developers. We used a typical Kanban-style ticketing system to work through new feature requests, bug fixes, etc. Through Skype, we stayed in touch daily. Every night, they would push updates so that I could test features and update or revise tickets in the morning.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The Simform team constantly communicated and pushed new builds. When we needed to iron out a detail, they would make themselves available. We were able to complete the initial app in a good time frame and iterated the initial app, producing two more apps that were similar in functionality but improved.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

Because we operated in separate time zones, we would work during the day testing the previous build and getting tickets, API changes, and other items ready for Simform. Then, they would implement the items at night.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

They responded to our requests quickly and clearly. They’d also turn things around fast when necessary.

Are there any areas for improvement?

They could’ve been more available for our time zone during big pushes that needed attention. We would wake up early sometimes to have a few hours of direct working time with them. I would’ve liked them to have done the same so we could work together in real-time.

In addition, they could have taken more time to understand our business requirements or asked more questions about how a specific feature should work. Sometimes, they would jump into a solution without fully understanding all the issues, which meant we had to iterate features repeatedly to get them right.

5.0
Overall Score They communicate well and are easy to work with.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They were easy to work with and made themselves available, even on weekends.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They were affordable and worked with us on pricing.
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    The quality was great. We had to refine the business logic a few times, but they worked hard to get it right.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I have recommended them multiple times and used them for several projects.

Mobile App Development for Social Sharing Network

“They did a superb job of not only the development, but also the management and communication.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
May 2016 - Mar. 2018
Project summary: 

Simform developed a mobile application for a sharing social network, working on the prototype’s idea, function, and development from mockups to product.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
NY, New York
Dillon Duncan
Business Development Manager, OSP
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The completed application was finished successfully, with the app working well. Despite some issues with timing and communication, they were committed throughout the project and met the requirements sufficiently.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m a co-founder of a mobile app company called DooTell. We’re a sharing social network app.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Simform?

We needed them for our mobile app development. Myself and the other co-founder aren’t programmers, so we needed to bring in another company.

What were your goals for this project?

To develop a working prototype of our app that would convey our idea, function, and form the base for our company.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We found them on Upwork. Since our initial communication, we’ve had a great experience.

Describe the project in detail.

They were hired to help us bring our ideas, as well as some basic mockups into a fully functioning mobile app.

What was the team composition?

We had a project manager, as well as a team lead.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The project was completed successfully. We went from having only an idea to having a 100-plus page working app. They did a superb job of not only the development, but also the management and communication.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

Other than some timing issues and some cultural or language barriers, we had no problems at all.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

They’re committed to their work and do what they say they will do.

Are there any areas for improvement?

Over-communicate when you can. It’s always better to get answers right away on each and every detail, rather than have things drag on.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    The cost is affordable and fair.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    It was exactly what we wanted and asked for.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Mobile App Redesign for Employment Platform

“We’ve experienced a significant spike in downloads since the redesign.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Dec. 2016 – Feb. 2017
Project summary: 

Simform redesigned an employment app for iOS using Objective-C, PHP, and JavaScript. The app now functions as a 2-sided marketplace allowing businesses to post job openings that users apply for.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Chapel Hill, NC
Founder, Employment App
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The app met expectations and was completed quickly. They performed better than other independent contractors in nearly all areas. While their communications skills aren’t always the strongest, Simform offers high-quality standards at a cheap price.

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 CEO and founder of an employment platform. We sell software to high school districts that match students with local employment opportunities.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Simform?

We needed app developers for a redesign, and it was cheaper to hire contractors than a complete in-house team.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They redesigned our iOS app using an Objective-C frontend and PHP and JavaScript for the backend. Once the engagement began, they made initial designs and wireframes. I approved or made changes to their designs through weekly calls with the project manager. The final product is basically a 2-sided marketplace app. Businesses create an account and then post jobs, view applicants, and hire suitable candidates. On the same app, users can search and apply for jobs.

What is the team composition?

The primary point of contact has been the project manager. I’ve also interacted with 3–4 other developers when addressing smaller tech issues through group calls. The CTO and sales rep have made themselves available resources as well.

How did you come to work with Simform?

One of their sales reps contacted me after finding us posting on AngelList. After an initial phone call, I liked what they could offer us and decided to try them out

How much have you invested with them?

We spent probably $6,000–$8,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

This project took place December 2016–February 2017. The app has been live on the App Store for almost a year. We’ve hired them for several projects since.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We’ve experienced a significant spike in downloads since the redesign. Prior to this engagement, the app had 200 users and subsequently has 2000. Users find the app easy to use and appreciate its design aesthetics.

How did Simform perform from a project management standpoint?

They utilized a project management platform that showed me everything they did and how much time it took to complete each task. Alongside weekly calls, the project manager communicated with us via Skype or text messages. The CTO was also accessible, even via text message, which was nice since he’s their highest ranking engineer. Overall, they completed tasks quickly and managed the project well.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They’re fairly cheap given the quality of work they produce and offer a much better experience than other independent contractors. They’re a large company and function like one. Considering those factors, they’re a safe investment.

Are there any areas they could improve?

The time-zone difference can make continuous communication difficult. Occasionally, their language-specific developers are occupied with other projects and that slows development of our project. Also, the project manager has up to 15 projects at one time and that can interfere with receiving feedback. Being a growing company, they can remedy those issues with more hires.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

They’re a company of full-stack designers and developers so they have the ability to build anything. Coming to them with a specific need and defined scope will make the project easier for everyone involved.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They hit most deadlines but developers occupied on other project caused occasional issues.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They’re extremely cost-effective.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They delivered exactly what was expected.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I have several times.

App Development for Home Improvement Startup

"I haven't worked with anyone who was as responsive as Simform, even in my regular work."

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

Simform LLC provided development resources for a home improvement app and website. The team currently provides support and marketing advice in an ongoing relationship.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Washington DC Metro Area
Co-founder and CEO, Home Improvement Startup
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Simform LLC provided one month of free support after the launch of the app, which was helpful and showed investment in the work. To date, there have been limited reviews of the app, but the design is pleasing. They are very responsive, although the team could have provided better project management.

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

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization.

We have created a home improvement app similar to Angie's List or HomeAdvisor, with small differences. Our solution is less pricey and more on-demand than the current offerings. We help homeowners take care of any job around the house, big or small, without the risk of getting unsolicited calls from contractors. We put the power back into the hands of the homeowner in terms of whom they choose.

This is the first time we've attempted a project like this one. Our initial strategy didn't work out as well as we had hoped. Even though we don't intend to become the dominant app for the market, we're trying to become one of the players. Right now, we're focusing on the local market.

What is your position?

I am a co-founder of the business.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What business challenge were you trying to address with Simform Solutions?

We needed development resources for our idea.

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their involvement in greater detail.

Simform Solutions developed our app for iOS, while also working on our website. They're providing support for them at the moment. Simform gave us many marketing suggestions, as well as support in this area.

How did you come to work with Simform Solutions?

We posted our project specs on Upwork, soliciting proposals. Simform Solutions best understood what we were trying to do, and their price was more than reasonable. Before selecting them, we had a Skype conversation on which we discussed what we were trying to do and what Simform could provide, in detail. We went through this process with several other developers, until ultimately deciding to go with Simform.

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

Our website and app development had a cost of $15,000. The total cost for Simform's services for this year depends on the level of support which I'll need from them, as well as the updates and feature additions we'll develop.

What is the status of this engagement?

Our app was launched on May 9th, 2016. Simform Solutions provided us with one month of free support, which was extended to the end of June as a good gesture. It has helped us significantly.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any statistics or metrics from this engagement?

Outside of the 3 user reviews we've received for the app, I haven't received any feed-back for it yet. We've had over 3,000 views on the app store, but this didn't lead to as many downloads as I would've liked. The friends who have downloaded my app have liked how it looks. There are certain things which could have been done better, but this was a result of cost constraints on our end, not necessarily because of lack of skills.

How did Simform Solutions perform from a project management standpoint?

Simform Solutions answered my questions every time I submitted them, and they were available for me any time I needed help.

What distinguishes Simform Solutions from other providers?

I haven't worked with anyone who was as responsive as Simform, even in my regular work. This aspect was phenomenal from my point of view plus the quality of app development was strong.

Is there anything Simform Solutions could have improved or done differently?

I would have liked to have a written list of requirements, instead of having an ad-hoc approach. It made the relationship a bit challenging. This was my issue rather than Simform's. They did what I wanted, but Simform could have suggested a better approach.

5.0
Overall Score Simform did a great job.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Simform delivered when they said they would deliver. There were not many instances when this didn't happen.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Nothing went over estimates. I paid what Simform told me I would be paying.
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    There have been a few instances of a feature not looking like the vision I had for it. This may have been because of miscommunication. The project came to fruition, but it took longer than I'd have wanted, in some cases.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I have referred Simform to 3-4 people.

Web and Mobile Development for IT Firm

"The metrics Simform Solutions created for project management were effective because they were task- and milestone-based."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
Project summary: 

Simform LLC converted PC software to a web application and developed a mobile experience for app developer marketing. The team additionally upgraded an administrative website and business marketing plan.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Houston Metro Area
Owner, IT Services Firm
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Simform LLC was timely and remained in the project budget. The team was easy to work with and had specific, milestone-based project management. There were several bugs in the end product, so it could have been tested more thoroughly, but the team was very responsive to fixing issues as they arose.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

We are a small IT [information technology] software solutions company. We develop applications for various different industries, such as transportation, health care, and small retail. I am the owner.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

We needed to upgrade our current logistics application and add a mobile application component to the application. 

SOLUTION

We needed to convert our PC-based software to a web application. We also created a mobile application app and upgraded our administration website and marketing plan.

I hired them because of their previous experience, communication, project delivery methodology, and price. The project was a little less than $10,000. The project took about three months total from start to finish. 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

We had timely delivery and the project cost was on budget. Simform Solutions was very easy to work with. The metrics Simform Solutions created for project management were effective because they were task- and milestone-based, so it pushed us. 

Testing and QA [quality assurance] is something Simform Solutions can improve upon. We found many bugs after the product was already released to the market. They fixed all of the bugs immediately, so it wasn't a big problem in the end.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
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Status
Active
Jurisdiction of Formation
India
ID
U72900GJ1988PTC011352
Date of Formation
Oct 11, 1988
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Low Risk
Last Updated
Nov 13, 2019
Client Reviews
VERIFIED CLIENT REVIEWS
11
OVERALL REVIEW RATING
5.0
Source
Clutch
LAST UPDATED
September 16, 2019