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Softeq HQs are located in Houston, TX, USA. Softeq CEO is Chris Howard. 

A one-stop shop for hardware, embedded, mobile, web, desktop, IoT and Cloud solutions.

Our engineers offer full-stack development services, both application- and hardware-level expertise which is hard to be found under one roof elsewhere.

We deliver:

 

  • Custom software: Web, desktop, mobile, and system solutions
  • Web: IoT solutions (smart home apps), enterprise backend solutions, prediction and recommendations based on AI/ML, intelligent bot apps, VoIP solutions, Uber-like apps, digital asset management systems
  • Mobile: IoT solutions (smart home apps, healthcare apps), enterprise white-label apps, games
  • IoT wearables: consumer gadgets, smart home and healthcare solutions, robotics, DSP, and network products
  • Industrial Systems: solutions for industrial automation, HMI, test stands, NVR
  • Automotive & Transportation: HMI, ADAS, safety solutions, CCTV
  • Storage: SSD/eMMC solutions, NAND flash firmware
  • Hardware: system electronics design, electronic circuit design, PCB design, design simulations, enclosure design

...and whatever solution your business may need!

 
$25,000+
 
$50 - $99 / hr
 
50 - 249
 Founded
1997
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Houston, TX
headquarters
  • 1155 Dairy Ashford Street, suite 125
    Houston, TX 77079
    United States
other locations
  • Bretonischer Ring 12 D-85630
    Grasbrunn (Munich area)
    Germany
  • 2/3 Prytytskaha, 3rd Floor
    Minsk 220073
    Belarus

Portfolio

Key clients: 

Microsoft, Intel, Nike, Epson, Omron, AMD, NVIDIA, HP, Verizon, WTA, National Instruments, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. With many of these global business leaders Softeq has a 5-10 year success track record.

We are excited to work for a new wave of clients - trendsetters in the Internet of Things space, both electronics giants and promising startups.

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A Multiplatform IPTV App: Bringing over 90 Live TV Channels to User Mobile Devices

The client was looking to engage a service provider with live video streaming implementation background to develop a mobile app and a CMS. The solution was to work as a marketing tool facilitating the IPTV service provision.

The team was to develop a mobile Live TV streaming application to be utilized by prospective IPTV service users, as well as a CMS for the customer to manage the service related

content on the web.

Learn more about this project.

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Mobile Leads Tracking Tool

Aimed at trade fair and conference attendees, the mobile app allows storing and tracking trade fair leads on a user’s smartphone by scanning their admission tickets’ QR code. The client wanted the app to run on iOS and Android devices and to provide improved customer experience through an easy-to-use UI, higher scanning speed, and multi-language support, to mention a few.

To meet the above requirements, Softeq suggested

using Xamarin as the underlying technology. Learn more about the results of this project at http://www.softeq.com/featured_projects/efficient_leads_tracking_tool. 

Leap Motion Zombie Bowling: Demo Game with Motion Tracking and Hand-gesture Based Controls

Softeq’s R&D Group explored the capabilities of Leap Motion Controller and built a Unity3D powered demo game. The only technical limitation we had to deal with was the fireball launch gesture. Initially the project team designed a different, pretty simple and familiar, gesture to throw the fireball. However, because of the vertical position of the arm, Leap wouldn't recognize it, so the team had to change it, and after that

the development went smoothly.
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Interactive Cafe Table Top: A Functionally Rich Android App Driven by OS Level Software

For its project focused on multi-touch panel integration our client required an experienced development service provider with a strong background in Android apps implementation and proven capabilities of working in distributed project environment.

Softeq’s past successful solution deliveries and demonstrated skills in quick project onboarding and implementing against the time, as well as excellent

remote communication practice, were the obvious pros for engaging the company in the project.

Learn more about this and other projects in our Mobile Portfolio: http://www.softeq.com/featured_projects_mobile_apps

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Driving License: A Mobile Interactive eLearning Tool for Drivers

Obtaining a driving license in Germany is no trivial undertaking. With the staggering number of vehicle categories, each requiring an individual entitlement, and the amount of information to be digested, passing a driving test successfully requires some extensive preparation.

Familiar with these nuances, cerasus.media, a German entertainment software and casual game development company based in Berlin,

thought it would be great to embrace the mobile technologies to aid both the aspiring and existing drivers in preparing for the challenge.

Learn more about the application and the project results: www.softeq.com/featured_projects/cerasus_media_driving_license

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Mobile App for Custom Android Device: A Networking Application with On-the-fly Event Information Access

With the project deadlines swiftly approaching, Sqiwy was looking for a reliable service provider with a proven mobile app development expertise capable of delivering a full-scale solution within extremely tight timelines.

Softeq was to create a mobile Android application to be installed on a custom portable device, with form-factor similar to iPad mini, used during the Russian Ball, a special entertainment event

organized in London.

The following features have been realized in the app:

  • Chat
  • Ball program view
  • Photo gallery view
  • Sponsor and investor listing
  • Floor map
  • Contact details

Learn more at www.softeq.com/featured_projects/mobile_app_for_the_russian_ball

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BlizzCon Guide App with Live Video Streaming Feature

Softeq delivered an Android-based mobile app enabling event sessions scheduling, up-to-the-minute updates accessing, and live video streaming for BlizzCon. 

Learn more about the app and project delivery at www.softeq.com/featured_projects/blizzcon_guide_2013.

BlizzCon organized by Blizzard Entertainment, the #1-selling

computer games maker, for years has been a must-attend event attracting thousands of gamers from around the world to soak up the latest and most exciting news from the Warcraft®, StarCraft®, and Diablo® universes.
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TegraZone Back-end

A special back-end created by Softeq allows NVIDIA to fast-track the game selection and launch process via its Tegra-focused application portal. NVIDIA’s editors can now conveniently manage game related digital assets online, while the game developers can securely upload their game artifacts, track the review progress, and receive timely feedback on their submissions.

Learn more about how we deliver such projects at 

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Samsung Smart TV App: Instant Access to On-demand Digital Video Content

Softeq created a web technology driven app that would allow accessing on-demand digital video content available through Samsung Smart TV.

The Samsung Smart TV platform driven app has been approved by Samsung for being listed in its Smart TV application category right from the first submission. 

The application is expected to be ported to a number of other platforms such as Sony, Toshiba, LG, and

Phillips.

Learn more about our Video Streaming and IPTV expertise at http://www.softeq.com/video_streaming.

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A Low-level Solution Enabling Remote Deployment of Linux Embedded to a Custom System-on-Module

Softeq’s embedded software engineers were engaged to design a solution that would enable deployment of embedded Linux to the customer’s Systems-on-Module. The team built a Root file system for initializing deployment of Linux embedded to the board. The solution now allows testing the OS on a virtual machine before mounting it on custom Systems-on-Module.

Softeq is a technology partner uniquely shaped

for low-level development projects. Check out our expertise in embedded solutions and firmware development at www.softeq.com/services/embedded
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eGovernment Platform Re-Engineering: Electronic Filing, Case Management, Stats, and Financial Reporting

Softeq’s Dedicated Development Team continuously works on improvement, refactoring, and new features implementation for a complex Legal/eGovernment platform.

The upgraded solution already provides for more efficient case flow compliant with the currently effective federal court practices and procedures.

The platform features an exclusive interactive virtual interview technology that has proved

to automate any complex data intake process. The key product features include:
  • An interactive electronic filing portal for attorneys, justice partners, businesses and pro se litigants
  • Support for bulk filings, free-form filing, interactive forms generation and filing, and electronic service
  • Electronic Filing Manager
  • e-Payments
  • Fully integrated e-customer care module
  • A full-featured eFiling portal for records managers, administrators and judicial officers of the Judicial Branch
  • Support for routing, document management, workflow and messaging
  • Powerful statistical, demographics, performance measurement and financial reporting
  • Network, integration and software engineering services aimed at creating the enterprise-grade hardware and software infrastructure for eCourts

Continue reading to learn about the solutions's rich functional capabilities being developed now and strategic project goals: www.softeq.com/featured_projects/egovernment_platform_reengineering.

NVision: A Multi-content News App for Android and Web

Designed by Dialect Inc., a San Francisco based Brand Engagement agency specializing in creating interactive digital magazines and content distribution, the app covers a wide spectrum of industry news. To maintain the app — quite popular with the users — in the most current state in terms of look and feel, usability, and functional features, the agency planned to revamp NVision on all these fronts. In addition to the mobile

version, the application was to have a full-scale web counterpart.

Learn more about the project and watch the interview of Dialect COO Jack McHenry: 

www.softeq.com/featured_projects/nvision 

 

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A Media Content Distribution App: Prototype for Samsung

Driven by the vision set for the new decade to “Inspire the World, Create the Future”, Samsung launched a revolutionary electronic product — Smart TV, which supports easy access to and control of the users’ favorite shows, movies, apps, and streaming content. This idea was to be reused in an app that would enable Samsung mobile device users to stream media content provided by content distribution networks accessible through

Smart TV.

Softeq created a fully functional prototype of the app runnable on Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 and Samsung Galaxy Note II, thus targeting the multimillion army of the Samsung fans. The team realized asynchronous data streaming fed from a server, which brings timely updates to the user’s display without blank screen interruptions thanks to caching.

Learn more about our prototyping expertise and other innovative proof-of-concept apps at www.softeq.com/proof_of_concept.

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Low-level Utility for ROM Customization on Lenovo Tablet: Secure Remote App Deployment and Management

A nation-wide railway operator was looking for a way to install certain apps, manage them and configure setting - centralized and remotely - on Lenovo tablets used by their staff across dozens of their offices. Softeq provided a smart utility to modify the device’s ROM so that it enables the tablet to securely communicate with the server-side app and provide for remote application management and settings

configuration.

The team did not have access to the device’s ROM source code. However, the team’s huge experience in low-level programming helped a lot to overcome multiple technical challenges posed by the project specifics. 

Explore Softeq's capabilities in low-level programming at http://www.softeq.com/services/embedded.

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Face Recognition Demo App for Google Glass

Softeq's R&D team was among the very few developers who started investigating the capabilities of Google Glass before it was released for sale. One of the apps we built is a camera application that uses a predefined database of faces to learn Neural Networks (Fisher face recognition algorithms from the OpenCV Library).

The application launches the camera preview and uses OpenCV for each preview

frame. When a new face is found (the number of detected faces changes) each face is sent for processing. The Fisher algorithm requires square grayscale pictures for input. If the face is recognized, the information is published on the screen.

Explore our GPU Programming Expertise at http://www.softeq.com/c_development.

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Seven Smartphone-like Features Packed in 192 kB Firmware for Phosphor Watch

Envisioned by Donald Brewer, former VP Technology of Fossil, and designed by Stefan Andren, former Creative Director for NIKE+, the Touch Time project was in desperate need for a neural system — smart firmware optimized for extremely low energy consumption — that would allow going live with all the planned features on board the device.

Softeq performed project rescue and delivered a super consise yet powerful firmware

for Phosphor Watches: 
  • 7 embedded applications accessed through a smooth touchscreen interface
  • Sufficient performance to allow seamless behavior and smooth workflows to guarantee an excellent user experience
  • Stiff 192 kB flash storage restriction
  • 1 coin cell battery = 1+ year of uninterrupted performance

To learn more about the technological challenges we overcame and the result click here

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NVIDIA's NVContacts App: Multi-platform Mobile Contact Management

NVIDIA — a world-leading graphics processing unit manufacturer — called for a corporate system that would bring unified instant access to contact and organizational data of more than 8,000 employees working across the company’s geographically dispersed locations.

Softeq delivered a multi-platform solution enabling unified secure access to organizational data. The solution consisted

of: 
  • Corporate mobile application for employees to be used on smartphones and tablets
  • Backend web service providing access to the corporate data source

Learn more about the functionality and the approach to eliminating the bottleneck on the large scale at www.softeq.com/featured_projects/nvidia_contacts.

A Set of Mobile Utilities Designed to Control Gantom Series Light Fixtures from a Smartphone

Softeq delivered a mobile app for sending DMX commands to Gantom Series light fixtures via 3.5 mm headphone port. Application implements RS-485 serial port on the audio jack. A regular cable with 3.5 mm stereo jacks is used to connect light fixtures with an iOS device.

The developed utility — DMX Programmer — can configure all Gantom DMX compatible products. You can use it to configure the start address and default

functions of each DMX product directly connecting it to the iPhone’s audio port. Another app in this bundle — Gantom Updater — is a specialty tool used to install custom firmware or firmware upgrades onto Gantom’s compatible products.

Quan Gan of Gantom, the manufacturer of the world's smallest LED spotlights that are DMX controllable and easy to manage, update and use in space constrained environments, shares his experience of outsourcing software development to Softeq: 

"Being able to develop a mobile app version of the hardware programmer we used before was a tremendous win for us."

Explore the details of Softeq-Gantom cooperation at www.softeq.com/featured_projects/gantoms_dmx_programmer;

and www.softeq.com/featured_projects/gantoms_dmx_updater.

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An iBeacon-enabled Mobile Application for Advanced In-Store Product Promotion

Softeq helped the client leverage the new iBeacon technology for pumping up the traditional shopping process. 

The Android app is expected to significantly enhance buyer experience through instant delivery of information on currently available deals and offers right to the shopper's mobile device.

The app is supplemented with a web-based dashboard and administration console for managing content

and analyzing user behavior.

Learn the details of the project.

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A Social Network with eCommerce Features

The founders of futchi – a newly invented sport in Brazil – selected Softeq as the primary technical partner for the development of an interactive solution: 

  • a web portal with eCommerce features
  • an interactive social networking solution powered by a MEAN tech stack and integrated with Facebook and
Twitter
  • an iOS mobile app
  • Softeq designed and developed www.futchi.com to promote the game through video and event posts, and sell futchi related products. The solution is CMS based and works smoothly with multimedia, including text, images, and video through a WYSIWYG editor.

    The mobile app is integrated with Apple Maps for looking up and adding futchi hotspots, scheduling matches and creating players' rankings. 

    Technology Overview: Node.js, Anglular.js, MongoDB, Express, MVC Framework, Microsoft TrueSkill™ Ranking System, Objective-C, JQuery.

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    Client-Server Dating App: Optimized User Engagement and Retention Building on Powerful Analytics and Gamification

    Softeq’s team developed and graphically designed a Unity-driven client-server dating app that employs gamification to help the client provide more entertaining experience to its service subscribers. The application is integrated with multiple analytical tools enabling more targeted in-app messaging to secure better user engagement and retention.

    Softeq delivered the project completely in line with the Game Design

    Document demonstrating excellent technical and project management capabilities that enabled the team to deliver quality work under significant time pressure.

    To explore the functionality of the client side powered by Unity and the server side on Java please continue reading the case study.

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    Android App for Eye Scanning: Defining Drug Intoxication by the Pupil Size

    Softeq successfully accomplished a full-cycle development of a client-server mobile app for express test on drug usage catering for a wide audience from individuals to law enforcement.

    Featuring a custom pupil size detection algorithm, the user-friendly application allows defining signs of drug intoxication making eye scans, measuring the pupil and finding out whether the size corresponds to the regular

    parameters.

    Explore Softeq's Android development expertise and get a free quote for your project!

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    e-Learning Platform: Helps Future Medical Students Prepare for Exams

    We have implemented an e-Learning platform that accommodates the exam preparation needs of potential medical students across U.S. and Canada. The solution provides opportunities to attempt and experience real AAMC MCAT questions under proctored conditions offered by Altius Test Prep.

    Softeq managed to meet the expected delivery deadline despite the increase in the work scope identified after the

    analysis phase. 

    Lauren Curtis, Founder and CEO of Altius Test Prep, said in his email to Softeq : “Your team has translated our instructions into practice almost perfectly. Your communication and follow through have been EXCELLENT. Thank you!” 

    Explore our PHP expertise and get a free quote for your app! 

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    Desktop CRM App for PCs and Windows-powered Tablets

    Softeq was to deliver a desktop customer relationship management (CRM) app that would enable the client's sales representatives access key business data they may need on the go to make timely and more informed decisions when working with prospective accounts.

    The app allows to:

    • Create new prospects, modify product offerings, create special offers, generate quotes
    • Review customer
    details (e.g. personal info, orders, products, etc.)
  • Review sales history and identify account trends visualised through algorithm-based data processing
  • Synchronize data with the back-end
  • Read the full case study and inquire about a free quote at [email protected]!

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    Brandleap: Innovative Marketplace and Dealer Locator

    Softeq created a marketplace and dealer locator solution that serves as a direct sales tool for brands and their resellers.

    Functioning as a single point of sale to consumers, the PHP-powered platform also enables buyers to engage in ultimate transaction with vendors. BrandLeap draws on the SaaS model by providing services based on

    account subscriptions.

    From the functional perspective, the platform consists of 4 main parts:

    • ‘Buy’ button
    • Product widget
    • Brand dashboard
    • Dealer dashboard

    Click here to learn more about each module. 

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    Atlas Copco Mag: iPad Newsstand App for Fortune 500 Industrial Giant

    Founded in 1873, Atlas Copco, a Fortune 500 company with HQs in Sweden and over 33,000 employees in 140 countries, is the world’s leading producer of industrial tooling and equipment.

    For years, the company has been publishing a number of designated magazines for industrial, construction and mining professionals. Still issuing regular glossy magazines, Atlas Copco decided to engage modern technologies

    and launch one of them, BUILD, on iPad.

    Learn more about the project flow and results.

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    Multiplatform Mobile Car Deal Management Solution: Convenient Car Selection, Automated Workflows

    For a client engaged in the vehicle dealership domain, Softeq built a multiplatform client-server app to enable car buyers and car dealers to close mutually beneficial deals.

    The app is set to provide end-to-end purchasing experience — from car selection to finalizing the purchase order — thus extending the existing customer’s solution that was initially geared exclusively towards car

    dealers.

    Learn more 

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    Reconciling Heterogeneous Data in App-to-Device Communication

    An air conditioning manufacturer wanted to enhance their product with a new feature - smart home temperature control.

    Softeq developed a mobile app that could remotely operate the climate system’s thermostat.

    View the case study on Facebook or

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    Lung Diagnostic Device Prototype: Fixing a Routing Defect for Better Sound Quality

    A healthcare startup is designing a digital stethoscope, which pairs with a mobile app. The stethoscope creates lung sounds recording, which is sent to the app. The app analyses it, displaying the result on a smartphone screen and alerts users if an urgent medical checkup is needed.

    The client turned to Softeq to fix some technical problems that affected the sound quality, which is key in lung disease

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    SaaS Lab Information Management System: Engineering of Standalone Temperature and Humidity Data Loggers

    A laboratory equipment supplier was looking to strengthen customer relationships, while securing a revenue increase, by providing a value-added service to equipment buyers.

    Softeq developed a comprehensive data acquisition and management system that taps hardware and software component capabilities for aggregating, processing, and storing information retrieved from the humidity and temperature sensors

    installed in a laboratory.

    Softeq implemented a set of standalone temperature and humidity data loggers equipped with sensors. The instruments, which support PoE and autonomous operation, are part of a comprehensive end-to-end solution that also includes a custom Android application to work with collected data along with a web-based portal for online data processing and storage.

    View the full Case Study, and inquire about a free quote for your project

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    No-Signup Messenger for Co-workers:

    Softeq created a mobile messenger, which allows co-workers to chat with each other without signing into personal accounts.

    We had to design the solution so that it supported several options for storing user data:
    - on the server located on the premise, in case the client wanted to directly control the sensitive data
    - on the servers located somewhere within the EU boundaries

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    AGU Baby AG Doubles App User Number with IoT Solution Overhaul

    AGU Baby (Switzerland) produces baby care products and medical equipment for home use. Technically, they create IoT solutions – five of the devices are talking to a master app via BLE or Wi-Fi.

    The IoT suite had some functional problems – the app would disconnect for the designated devices, the data could not be stored on the device and would get lost, the geolocation feature for a GPS smartwatch lacked

    precision, among others. The company needed to adapt their solution to today’s end-user expectations – make it more functional, reliable, and visually compelling.

    View the case study on Facebook or request a free quote for your project.

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    iOS App for Valet Parking Services: Convenient Mobile Booking and Payment

    Softeq’s team developed a mobile app that enables users to conveniently book a safe parking location and get their cars parked for a fee. The solution features GPS-based routing, Braintree Payments integration, and QR code based check-in/check-out.

    Learn more about the app's features implemented

    during the project. Feel free to contact us 24/7 and get a free quote!
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    Sports Performance Tracking IoT Solution: Wearable Sensors, Full HD Video, Data Overlays

    For one of the world's largest semiconductor chip makers, Softeq developed a fully functional application aimed to demonstrate the wide range of features of the customer’s innovative platform underlying a puck-like device created for action sports.

    Powered by an in-built advanced compute module, mounted onto sports gear, the solution enables athletes to track their trick-making progress by recording

    full HD video and overlaying it with charts, patterns, and speed values.

    Learn more  

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    Fusing Wearable Tech with Fashion: A BLE enabled Luxury Accessory

    Softeq helped a manufacturer of advanced wearable health and fitness devices craft a smart luxury wearable accessory, contributing its firmware and mobile app development expertise. Read the full Case Study.

    The team also provided expert advice on optimizing the device power consumption along

    with special production tools for ensuring solution workability during the smart jewelry mass manufacturing. 

    Key Features:

    • Real-time mobile notifications about calls, text and email to the bracelet in the form of discrete vibrations
    • Updates on daily activity performance: step count, calories burned, distance traveled, time active/inactive, etc.
    • Safety function that allows sending a distress signal to a pre-approved list of contacts, along with optional geolocation and sound recording of the surroundings
    • Possibility to manage the list of pre-approved contacts, vibration patterns, touch patterns, types of notifications, and more

    All bracelets are made of brass and plated in precious metals such as gold and palladium, offering water resistance, antimicrobial properties, and extreme durability. They were demonstrated to the public during CES 2016 in January this year and were very warmly welcome by the market. 

    Learn more about the project.

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    Intelligent Oil Rig Anomaly Detection and Processing: Algorithm-based Analysis, Digital Asset Management

    Softeq created from scratch a comprehensive documents-centric workflow management solution capable of algorithmic processing of multimedia data captured by drones during rigs inspection.

    Softeq developed an advanced solution, which processes captured data using proprietary algorithms. The solution includes a secure customer portal for collaboration and admin back-end area for inspection process

    management, providing for the following capabilities:
    • Serves as a universal platform for automated order, document and digital asset management
    • Supports user administration, enabling the customer’s clients to create accounts for tracking information on the facilities they own
    • Processes large amounts of images, video footage and metadata
    • Enables electronic document management and offers collaboration features such as review and commenting sub-workflows, approval process, etc.
    • Generates dynamic and pdf-based reports for completed inspections

    Explore the solution's capabilities and differentiators. Contact us now to get a FREE quote for your project! 

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    Wirelessly Controlled Wearable Lighting Device

    BlinkFX was looking to engage a service provider who could demonstrate agility, prompt delivery, and a full array of services. Besides these abilities, Softeq’s strength in electrical design was referenced by such esteemed brand as Disney. Read the full Case Study.

    The primary goal was to have a wearable (wristband) light-up

    product that could be controlled wirelessly and integrated into a lighting control system using the industry standard DMX lighting controls. BlinkFX wanted to get into the business of providing small, light-up, entertainment devices for concerts, sporting events, corporate events, conferences, etc.

    RESULTS

    Softeq’s team stepped up to deliver the solution when BlinkFX was in a crunch to meet the deadlines in providing the system for the upcoming trade show. The system is easy to setup and operate, whereas the individual wearable items are accessible at a very affordable price, which makes them perfect for brand marketing and fund raising efforts.

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    Instant Messenger for smartphones, Android TV and Samsung smart TV

    Softeq was engaged to create an Android mobile instant messaging app accessible on smartphones, Samsung Smart TV, and Android TV for an interactive chat that doesn’t interrupt the program or movie broadcast.

    The app enables on-screen interaction and supports multiple device sign-in and provides for social networking capabilities. The implementation of the app is scheduled for early 2017 on several major

    TV channerls.

    Learn more

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    Multiplatform IPTV Mobile App: Bringing Over 90 Live TV Channels to User Mobile Devices

    For a client in IPTV business, Softeq created a multiplatform mobile app that enables the service users to watch Live TV right on their devices.

    The service features over 90 Live TV channels in Spanish and English, including sports, movies, news, and entertainment.

    Key Features:
    Live channel streaming
    Channel guide viewing
    Saving channels to favorites


    Tags based filtering (e.g. Audience, Genre, Language, etc.)
    UI language changing
    Subscription management (payments)

    Learn more 

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    Smart Golf Shoes: Weight Balance Visualization for Smoother Putting Strokes

    To help professional golfers improve their performance, a leading sports apparel manufacturer conceived a MacOS app connected with a wearable tech piece - the smart golf shoes. The app allows visualization of the golfer's weight distribution during him making golf swings, long drivers, and other shots.

    The MacOS app collects this data from the pressure sensors embedded in the golf shoes through smart

    middleware developed by Softeq and presents the user a neat infographic for a detailed analysis. 

    Learn more about our experience in the wearable technology area and use cases for fitness tracking or business-like application in a corporate environment.

     

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    App Development for Internet Media Company

    “They can handle diverse projects in a highly professional manner.”

    Quality: 
    5.0
    Schedule: 
    5.0
    Cost: 
    5.0
    Willing to refer: 
    5.0
    The Project
     
    $200,000 to $999,999
     
    Jun. 2017 - Ongoing
    Project summary: 

    Softeq built a gaming app from scratch for iOS and Android devices including design, UI, and development services.

    The Reviewer
     
    1-10 Employees
     
    Houston, Texas
    Tim West
    President, UIL Media
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    The app’s monetization outpaces other apps of its kind. Managing a complex project, Softeq delivers seamlessly, working quickly, bringing in additional resources as required, and adjusting to client needs. Highly professional, Softeq demonstrates a vested interest in product and client success.   

    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 president and owner of an internet mobile media startup with a focus on young Minecraft players.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    What challenge were you trying to address with Softeq?

    We wanted to establish our brand through a gaming app before expanding to Minecraft servers, YouTube, and a broader online presence. We work with a YouTuber that does our marketing so we had an audience we wanted to reach. We needed a development team to design and build the gaming app for us.

    SOLUTION

    What was the scope of their involvement?

    We worked with Softeq’s gaming division to build the game from scratch for both iOS and Android. They’ve been involved in all aspects from design to deployment and update and revision. We provided initial guidelines from which they developed the UI. They continue to make updates and add features for monetization, connections to ad networks, and user notifications. They make suggestions for ways to improve usage and retention. They suggest the third-party resources they think we should use and provide information upon which I can make decisions.

    What is the team composition?

    We have six core team members continuously working on our app. The game design lead is my interface with the developers. I also have a project lead who manages the day-to-day project. We have a main developer as well as a couple of system architects plus an art team.

    How did you come to work with Softeq?

    I had worked with a YouTuber for a few years on things like online Minecraft servers for his fans. He’d been approached by app developers in the past but we found them to be either self-interested or inexpensive but unreliable. We couldn’t work with freelancers because we couldn’t provide the necessary oversight. We wanted a larger, professional team that would be vested in our long-term vision and brand, and wouldn’t just put out the MVP in order to get paid.

    I also wanted a vendor that had a US presence. Softeq has a Houston headquarters so I was able to go scope them out myself. I was really impressed. They were professional, flexible, and reasonably priced. We requested a demo which they built very quickly and very well. That’s what sold me.

    How much have you invested with them?

    We’ve spent about $300,000.

    What is the status of this engagement?

    We started working together in June 2017, and it’s ongoing.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    We’re performing better on average than other games—and this is our first attempt. The lifetime value for our iOS app is close to $1 per download and around $.30 per download for Android. We’ve never made games before and they’ve done a great job of building something that works.

    How did Softeq perform from a project management standpoint?

    I speak to development teams for other apps so I know Softeq is doing a great job for us. Based on the time it’s taken and the size of their team, they’ve worked faster than some other companies with larger teams. They’re capable of building something from scratch.

    Communications is always effective; they report what’s going on and provide estimates beforehand about what needs to be done and how long it will take. They propose alternatives that might save money or keep development simpler or the app size down. They’re able to run with a basic idea given to them or to respond to detailed guidance. They’re responsive and adjust to the level of involvement I want. I wanted a development team that could handle all tasks from top to bottom; they were able to accommodate that.

    Their management team is strong and any internal transitions, like switching between developers, have always been seamless. Their level of effort has been consistent. Their internal team is large enough that we can always access additional resources. For example, I needed a short, animated trailer video for the app that they were able to pull team members in for. That’s an advantage of working with a larger company.

    What did you find most impressive about them?

    A strength that distinguishes them is that their team is split between Europe and the US. That means they can charge more reasonable rates but it also means they can draw from a broad diversity of ideas from colleagues who work on a wide range of different types of projects. They can handle diverse projects in a highly professional manner.

    Are there any areas they could improve?

    I've asked them for some difficult things and, with our second version of the game coming out, also discussed adjusting the contractual arrangements. We don’t want to be the app developer; we want to be the media manager at a strategic level with them as our development team. They’ve always been responsive. They’ve been willing to talk to me about the different ways in which we can establish a long-term relationship. They’re flexible and invested in the product and outcomes.

    Do you have any advice for potential customers?

    To get the most out of Softeq, you need to be willing to trust their team. Even if they don’t know something or aren’t sure if something is feasible, if you ask them to try something and are willing to give them the time to think about it, they’ll come back to you with proposals for how it can be done. You’d be surprised at the quality you get even though they’re not billing themselves at the highest rates. They do a great job.

    5.0
    Overall Score It's been good. They've covered some of my weaknesses in the collaboration.
    • 5.0 Scheduling
      ON TIME / DEADLINES
      I may sometimes wish things were faster but they always meet the established deadlines. They project activities and set expectations which they either meet or exceed. They’re professional: they don’t overpromise and underdeliver.
    • 5.0 Cost
      Value / within estimates
      Their pricing is very reasonable for the level of professionalism and quality of what they deliver.
    • 5.0 Quality
      Service & deliverables
      They've built a better game than I expected without paying a million dollars. They’ve produced top-level quality for good pricing.
    • 5.0 NPS
      Willing to refer
      I feel lucky that my first development relationship worked out so well and that I found a good development company.

    iOS/Android App Development for Software Consulting Company

    "They’re a very motivated crew."

    Quality: 
    5.0
    Schedule: 
    5.0
    Cost: 
    5.0
    Willing to refer: 
    5.0
    The Project
     
    $200,000 to $999,999
     
    May 2018 - Ongoing
    Project summary: 

    Softeq has prototyped and developed an application for iOS and Android. They used Microsoft Xamarin and .NET Core. The team hosts the solution on Microsoft Azure.

    The Reviewer
     
    11-50 Employees
     
    Zürich, Switzerland
    Michael Hofer
    CEO, 1stQuad Solutions AG
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    The team delivered a functional solution in a timely manner. The app has since generated growth. Softeq is an experienced team, but is open to new ideas and approaches. Face-to-face collaboration benefited the close partnership.

    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 at 1stQuad Solutions AG, a consulting company in Switzerland. We focus on digital workplace solutions that are based on Microsoft technologies.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    What challenge were you trying to address with Softeq?

    We wanted to develop a mobile application. We have some experience, but this solution was going to be fairly complex because it needed to be integrated with other business systems in the backend. We needed a partner that had the expertise to create the mobile apps, the backend, and the integrations for us. We wanted someone with the experience to set this up in a very short amount of time.

    SOLUTION

    What was the scope of their involvement?

    They developed our iOS and Android mobile apps. They used Microsoft Xamarin with extensions for both platforms. It’s a Microsoft Azure hosted backend that runs .NET Core. We’re using different storages in Azure; block storage, table storage, structure storage. We also have an interface, Office 365, SharePoint, and Wizdom Intranet on top of there. Everything runs on the cloud.

    What is the team composition?

    We work with two Xamarin mobile developers, two backend developers, a QA specialist, and a project coordinator that also serves as a business analyst. The backend developers do the .NET Core backend and integrations.

    How did you come to work with Softeq?

    We contacted a few companies and went through an evaluation process. Since we knew Softeq prior to the search, we did a proof of concept (POC) with the team. They were communicative and had the vision to solve our problems. Softeq’s creative ideas distinguished them from the other vendors. We spoke with the development team, which convincingly demonstrated their ability to process feedback. Those resources were organized, skilled, and spoke English well. We knew Softeq would be able to guide the development process.

    How much have you invested with them?

    We’ve spent $200,000.

    What is the status of this engagement?

    We started working together in May 2018 and the partnership is ongoing.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    Overall, the results have met our expectations. The app has a very modern microservice architecture. Softeq delivered the prototype on time, which enabled us to promote the solution ahead of our normal sales process. At the moment, we have two customers lined up and several others in the pipeline. We’re going to develop additional modules in early 2019.

    How did Softeq perform from a project management standpoint?

    They use scrum methodology, though they slightly adjusted to our process; we don’t care for strict processes. The team sets clear deadlines, and then meets those dates. They let us know about any scheduling issue. We’re in daily contact.

    What did you find most impressive about them?

    They’ve made it really easy for us to work with them. We visited their development center. The people have a unique spirit. They’re a very motivated crew. It feels good to go there and work with them.

    Are there any areas they could improve?

    If any, they'd be the test cases. We performed realistic, least privilege-based test quite late in the project. But that means first of all that we define them clearly and instruct Softeq accordingly.

    Do you have any advice for potential customers?

    The enjoy sharing ideas and taking an interest in the customer’s business. Listen carefully to what they say because they often propose better alternatives.

    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

    App Development for Baby Product Company

    "We feel secure having such a competent resource on our team."

    Quality: 
    5.0
    Schedule: 
    5.0
    Cost: 
    5.0
    Willing to refer: 
    5.0
    The Project
     
    $200,000 to $999,999
     
    Nov. 2017 - Ongoing
    Project summary: 

    Softeq supports a variety of smart devices and mobile apps, handling upgrades and designing solutions. They also recommend improvements to user experience.  

    The Reviewer
     
    11-50 Employees
     
    Zurich, Switzerland
    Product Manager, AGU Baby AG
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    Within six months, Softeq doubled the company's user base, improved download rates, and resolved the most troublesome bugs. The team's fluid communication, intelligent collaboration, and quick turnarounds set them apart. 

    The client submitted this review online.

    BACKGROUND

    Please describe your company and your position there.

    I'm a product manager at AGU Baby AG. We design baby care products and medical equipment for home use. Our devices make parenting easier.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    For what projects/services did your company hire Softeq?

    We have about 15 devices, five of which are connected to apps. We developed our apps with another company. We had no experience with new media and expected more support from our software developer. 

    What were your goals for this project?

    Software is never finished, so we have more projects in the pipeline. Our upgrades and updates have to be ready on time, which is only possible with competent partners.

    SOLUTION

    How did you select this vendor?

    Unhappy with our first partner, we switched to Softeq. We were thrilled that they provided a reasonable price-to-performance ratio. The Softeq team was efficient and excellent, and they fit perfectly with our team. It was a win-win situation from the beginning. 

    Describe the project in detail.

    Once we selected Softeq, we started transferring the project. Our challenge was to transition without interrupting support or developing a completely new app. Transfers aren't normally easy, but ours solved a lot of problems. 

    After completing the transfer, Softeq conducted a full review of our project. They explained how to increase stability and provide the best possible customer experience.

    What was the team composition?

    Our dedicated team includes a project manager, a business analyst, a QA engineer, and three engineers for iOS, Android, and web. We sometimes use other resources like UI/UX designers through a "time and materials" model.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    Because of their excellent teamwork, we've achieved our goals. After the first six months of development, they had fixed the most important issues, doubled our audience, and increased the number of installations on both app stores. We greatly appreciated their professional work and quick responses. 

    How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

    The communication between our teams helped us find suitable solutions. Their response times fit our expectations, and the understanding between us is perfect.

    What did you find most impressive about this company?

    We're absolutely convinced that we have the right partner. Softeq has lots of experience in software development. We feel secure having such a competent resource on our team. 

    Are there any areas for improvement?

    There aren't any critical issues.

    5.0
    Overall Score They provide the best solutions with a reasonable price-to-performance ratio.
    • 5.0 Scheduling
      ON TIME / DEADLINES
      It's excellent. We're always on track.
    • 5.0 Cost
      Value / within estimates
      They offer fair prices.
    • 5.0 Quality
      Service & deliverables
      The quality is perfect. Thorough testing and systematic code reviews make our product stable and fast.
    • 5.0 NPS
      Willing to refer
      I would absolutely refer them.

    iOS & Android App Dev for Sports Analytics Company

    "Softeq routinely worked around our schedule."

    Quality: 
    5.0
    Schedule: 
    5.0
    Cost: 
    4.5
    Willing to refer: 
    5.0
    The Project
     
    $50,000 to $199,999
     
    Mar. 2017 - Ongoing
    Project summary: 

    Softeq built a mobile app for iOS and Android to work in conjunction with a data analytics website. The team used Xamarin cross-platform development software, and continue to provide enhancements. 

    The Reviewer
     
    51-200 Employees
     
    New York City Metro Area, New York
    Project Manager, Sports Analytics Company
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    App user feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. Softeq demonstrated a willingness to work flexible hours to meet time zone complications. Their strong communication and hard work have made them a reliable vendor across multiple projects.

    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 a project manager at a sports data analytics company. With a focus on the professional and college athletics industry, we collect and create data reports to help teams improve performance and safety.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    What challenge were you trying to address with Softeq?

    We wanted to develop a mobile application that helps coaches and athletic trainers coordinate workout schedules with athletes. 

    SOLUTION

    What was the scope of their involvement?

    Softeq built the app for both Android and iOS using Xamarin language. It's an app that helps coaches and trainers find specific workouts from our existing website, and assign them to players and athletes. Its primary function allows users to access our web applications through mobile devices.

    With the app launched, they’re currently developing enhancements and addressing change requests.

    What is the team dynamic?

    I worked with a project manager who oversaw a small team of developers. I was also in communication with their quality assurance team and an account manager.

    How did you come to work with Softeq?

    They may have been a reference from another company, but I'm not sure. Although, we worked with Softeq previously on another application. They did an excellent job, so we decided to hire them again.

    How much have you invested with them?

    We invested close to $100,000.

    What is the status of this engagement?

    We started work in March 2017, and our relationship is ongoing.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    We released the application about a month ago and don’t have statistics available at this time. However, users have expressed satisfaction with the product.

    How did Softeq perform from a project management standpoint?

    They performed very well, meeting all our expectations and milestones. Communication was strong, as we used GoToMeeting to conduct video meetings every week.

    What did you find most impressive about them?

    One thing that stood out for me was their flexibility. Because they’re based in Belarus, there’s a six-hour time difference between us. While I was initially concerned about this arrangement, Softeq routinely worked around our schedule, even if that meant working at night to accommodate our business hours.

    I’ve found them to be conscientious, hardworking, and quick to tie up any loose ends.

    Are there any areas they could improve?

    I can’t think of anything. I’ve asked other team members if they have any suggestions for Softeq, but everyone has been very satisfied with their work.

    5.0
    Overall Score We’ve had nothing but positive experiences.
    • 5.0 Scheduling
      ON TIME / DEADLINES
      They met all their deliverables on time.
    • 4.5 Cost
      Value / within estimates
      We went slightly over cost because of minor change requests on our end.
    • 5.0 Quality
      Service & deliverables
    • 5.0 NPS
      Willing to refer
      I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them.

    App Development for Surgical Tracking Solution

    "Whatever your idea is, Softeq can make it happen."

    Quality: 
    5.0
    Schedule: 
    5.0
    Cost: 
    5.0
    Willing to refer: 
    5.0
    The Project
     
    $50,000 to $199,999
     
    Aug. 2016 - Mar. 2017
    Project summary: 

    Softeq created an iOS app to allow US-based surgeons to track cases more easily, translating an initial idea and design into a robust final product. 

    The Reviewer
     
    1-10 Employees
     
    Houston Metro Area
    Entrepeneur, Surgical Application
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    The finished app has met with full approval and minimal negative feedback from individual surgeon testers. Softeq’s development team guided the self-funded solution and scaled work to support additional functionalities, illustrating their commitment to a successful relationship. 

    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 an independent surgeon who works for a major university.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    What challenge were you trying to address with Softeq?

    I had an idea for an app to help surgeons keep track of their cases and the patients that they work with. I do some coding myself and created the first version of the platform. I found that the app was useful and that there was most likely a market for it, but I needed to get some professional help to make a marketable product. 

    SOLUTION

    What was the scope of their involvement?

    I had Softeq recreate the app for iOS from the ground up, even though I had already coded the first version. Their redesign was based on the principle philosophies of the original app. I launched the app and support it myself. Occasionally, I go to them for help with updates. The target market is the US only.

    How did you come to work with Softeq?

    I did a ton of research online and ultimately came to Softeq as the solution based on their proximity to my location in Houston. They have good reviews. I scheduled a meeting with them, got a feeling that they were accurate, and chose to work with them. They were the first firm I met with out of a small group I had chosen. I ended my search after my first meeting with them. I was comfortable that we would be able to work in an efficient and affordable manner to produce a good product.

    How much have you invested with Softeq?

    I spent $100,000 on the project.

    What is the status of this engagement?

    The original timeline for the project was four months, but because I added some functionalities to the project, it ended up taking seven months. Our initial discussions were in August of 2016, and the project was completed in March of 2017. 

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    The project was successful all around. I’m currently showing the app to individual surgeons and having them try the app. So far, it’s been received extremely well with very little negative feedback. I won’t have any specific stats until I market the app.

    How did Softeq perform from a project management standpoint?

    This process was new for me in terms of making sure the product was professional, but Softeq made it so easy. They guided me throughout the process. They helped me decide which functionalities to keep in order to stay within budget since I was funding the project myself.

    Are there any areas Softeq could improve?

    They went out of their way to make the work easy for me. A lot of their engineers work out of Belarus, and they did a great job. I don’t have the expertise to know areas they could improve. I was very happy with them.

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

    It’s important to have a clear understanding of what you want your app to do and how you want it to do that. Whatever your idea is, Softeq can make it happen. The more detailed you are, the more information they’re going to be able to give you as far as cost and the way to accomplish your goal. 

    5.0
    Overall Score
    • 5.0 Scheduling
      ON TIME / DEADLINES
      We had multiple meetings with milestones and were able to meet them. When unforeseen things came up, they were quick to identify and make adjustments. They made it all work smoothly.
    • 5.0 Cost
      Value / within estimates
      I increased the scope of the project, which did increase the cost, but that was something I was able to explore and decide with their guidance.
    • 5.0 Quality
      Service & deliverables
      From their design ideas to the actual coding, which was easy to read and well-organized, to the overall flow of the project, it was fantastic.
    • 5.0 NPS
      Willing to refer
      I already have.

    iOS & Android Prototype Dev for Consumer Products Startup

    "The engineers were really high-quality and we didn’t have to spend a lot of money."

    Quality: 
    4.0
    Schedule: 
    4.0
    Cost: 
    4.5
    Willing to refer: 
    5.0
    The Project
     
    Confidential
     
    Apr. 2016 - Ongoing
    Project summary: 

    Using Xamarin, Softeq simultaneously built integrated iOS/Android apps for a separate IoT bassinette. Assigned engineers refined the sensor technology in the existing hardware and now focus on new features.

    The Reviewer
     
    11-50 Employees
     
    Los Angeles, California
    Director, Software Development, Happiest Baby
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    Softeq offers a unique cross-technology skill set that is especially advantageous to any companies in the IoT space. Project management is well-organized but English communication could use improvement. 

    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 director of software development at Happiest Baby. We specialize in smart baby products, and our first consumer product is a bassinette. It’s a smart IoT bassinette that detects when babies cry and then attempts to calm the infants based on sensors that identify what they are doing and what’s going on around them. It also has a mobile app, a backend component to allow remote operation of the bassinette.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    What challenge were you trying to address with Softeq?

    As we were getting ready to put the product into production, we needed additional resources. We had our own internal team to work on the product, but we needed augmentation to add to our team to help with the mobile development and back-end development. I was looking for an external team with experience in mobile development.

    SOLUTION

    What was the scope of their involvement?

    We defined the requirements for the product, but they refined the technical details. They built the mobile app and the interactions with the bassinette itself, as well as some of the control functions for the bassinette. They did a lot of integration with the app and the product. I primarily interacted with the lead mobile developer, but they had as many as three engineers at a time devoted to our project. They built both the iOS and Android apps simultaneously using Xamarin technology, which is a cross-platform technology. They helped us submit the apps to the iTunes store and the Google Play Store.

    How much have you invested with Softeq?

    I would be reluctant to disclose that.

    What is the status of this engagement?

    We started conversations around March 2016, but the official involvement began at the end of April or beginning of May. It’s still ongoing; right now we’re adding additional features and new information for the users, as well as continuing to improve the user interface.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    I’m not sure if I have specific data, but in general, we were pleased that we were able to launch in a relatively short period of time. They got involved in April or May and we launched at the end of October, so they were able to understand the project, work with us, and ramp up the process. They were pretty flexible because some of the requirements were still being defined, and we were refining some aspects, so from that standpoint, it went fairly well. Any user feedback we’ve received so far has been positive.

    How did Softeq perform from a project management standpoint?

    We used JIRA for tracking tasks as well as continuous integration tools and build servers, so those are working pretty well for us. I also talk to them daily, which helps a lot from a project management standpoint. There are always some questions that need to be answered or clarifications that need to be made. They also had a QA team testing the app, so it was the full cycle. They implemented the app and tested it as well.

    What did you find most impressive about Softeq?

    The unique thing about them is that they are multidisciplinary. For a company like us, in the IoT space, they are very appealing because they have mobile-related expertise, backend expertise, and embedded expertise. It allows them to work on a complete system rather than one part of it, which simplifies the integration process and improves collaboration.

    Are there any areas Softeq could improve?

    The main thing would be communication, but that’s sort of the nature of working with a remote company. Sometimes things would get missed or wouldn’t be implemented exactly as we wanted them, but again, that’s partly on us because we didn’t document well or explain ourselves well.

    4.0
    Overall Score They’re mostly good. A lot of things are good, but there are misses here and there, which is natural.
    • 4.0 Scheduling
      ON TIME / DEADLINES
      ost of the time they were on time, but occasionally certain things wouldn’t get done due to complexity of the element.
    • 4.5 Cost
      Value / within estimates
      The engineers were really high-quality and we didn’t have to spend a lot of money.
    • 4.0 Quality
      Service & deliverables
      Most of the time it was all good, even though we were rushing, but some things got missed. It’s natural.
    • 5.0 NPS
      Willing to refer
      They’re definitely a good fit, especially for companies looking for cross-technology engagement.

    Hardware & Software Dev for Industrial Lighting Firm

    "They’re very committed ... [and] it certainly puts them in a premium category of vendors."

    Quality: 
    4.0
    Schedule: 
    4.5
    Cost: 
    4.5
    Willing to refer: 
    5.0
    The Project
     
    $50,000 to $199,999
     
    Jan. 2016 - Ongoing
    Project summary: 

    Softeq first developed a warehouse inventory management system to help streamline asset and equipment tracking. The project team then designed an industrial enclosure for integrated electronics housing. 

    The Reviewer
     
    201-500 Employees
     
    Orlando, Florida
    Founder & CEO, Christie Lites
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    Assigned resources demonstrate unrivaled product ownership and they proactively advance the project scope wherever possible. The collaboration process was also much easier than expected because Softeq was able and willing to ask essential questions. 

    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 of Christie Lites, a stage lighting business. We provide services to five market segments: concerts, theater, corporate, special events/trade shows, and film and TV. A large part of our business is supplying stage lighting equipment, along with personnel, to various events.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    What challenge were you trying to address with Softeq?

    I hired Softeq for R&D [research and development] work on a wireless inventory system. 

    SOLUTION

    What was the scope of their involvement?

    The whole project was technical, with a mixture of software and hardware engineering. The solution’s purpose was to track our assets inside our warehouse. In other words, it would determine whether a piece of equipment was inside our warehouse or not. Softeq also did some industrial design work for us in the way of a product enclosure. The tag [printed circuit board] that we ended up developing needed an enclosure, and we’re probably going to make half a million pieces of that enclosure. The design of that enclosure was important because it needed to house the electronics. At the same time, it needed to be a suitable shape and have the right features so that we can affix it to a myriad of different equipment types.  

    The team was made up of 4–5 people. I had two key contacts at Softeq. The person I first made contact with was extremely responsive. He did a lot of groundwork by visiting the site where we planned to use the inventory system. He’s been heading the projects and has been with me from start to finish on these projects.

    How did you come to work with Softeq?

    At the very start of this process, I was looking to pick my primary engineer. I really had to cast the net fairly wide to find the right fit. I found Softeq through a web search, along with 12 other candidates. They were very responsive to an inquiry. What created confidence was a mix of their prior technical work and, more importantly, the trust factor. I felt very comfortable and felt that the lead guy I was dealing with from Softeq was trustworthy.

    How much have you invested with Softeq?

    On Softeq’s side, we’ve spent about $70,000.

    What is the status of this engagement?

    We started working with them in January 2016. The project is still ongoing.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    I’ve used a lot of other suppliers and I found Softeq to be easy to get a hold of. In our meetings, they made sure that they understood things and would pester me with questions if they didn’t, which was extremely helpful. We really suffered very little, if any, misunderstandings that would have otherwise been a problem in a project like this. They were also very committed to a positive outcome. As engineers, they really get paid by the hour and deliverables, but they were invested in a successful outcome.

    How did Softeq perform from a project management standpoint?

    They really take pride in their work—they want the outcome to be something that they’re pleased with. That really showed in how they drove the project management side, by keeping to a schedule and pushing for project advancement. They were good at staying on me in getting what they needed in order to keep the project moving forward. Most of the updates were done through conference calls and emails. They also visited our site.

    What did you most impressive about Softeq?

    They performed very highly and are very good at what they do. They’re very committed. While this wouldn’t make them entirely unique, it certainly puts them in a premium category of vendors.

    Are there any areas Softeq could improve?

    I don’t think there’s anything outstanding in that way. I don’t have any feedback to offer in that regard. Certainly, they’re not perfect—if only they could fix the time zones so we’re not seven hours apart when I’m talking to them, but that’s not a fair criticism.  

    4.5
    Overall Score
    • 4.5 Scheduling
      ON TIME / DEADLINES
      I don’t expect any of my vendors to be perfect in that category.
    • 4.5 Cost
      Value / within estimates
      It was excellent.
    • 4.0 Quality
      Service & deliverables
      I give them strong marks for the actual product, but I didn’t end up implementing their final product based on factors that were out of their and my control.
    • 5.0 NPS
      Willing to refer
      Definitely, without hesitation.

    Custom Dev for Sporting Startup

    "[They've] a lot of expertise building apps that feature gamification."

    Quality: 
    5.0
    Schedule: 
    5.0
    Cost: 
    5.0
    Willing to refer: 
    5.0
    The Project
     
    Confidential
     
    Jan. 2015 - Aug. 2016
    Project summary: 

    Softeq developed iOS/Android versions of a recreational sporting app, which lets users register custom games, track scores, and find nearby competitors. 

    The Reviewer
     
    1-10 Employees
     
    Gothenburg, Sweden
    Co-Founder, Sports Startup
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    Strengths include a proactive approach to product development and superior technical capabilities, while greater transparency in resourcing was an area for possible improvement. 

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

    BACKGROUND

    Introduce your business and what you do there.

    We are creating a new sport called futchi, which is a combination of football and squash. We have an online community around it, but we also provide a physical product and a game-handling app. I am one of the company's founders.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    What challenge were you trying to address with Softeq?

    We wanted to outsource the development of our platform to a company with multiple competencies.

    SOLUTION

    What was the scope of their involvement?

    Softeq has provided gamification designs for our solution, creating an implementation 4-step plan together with our team in order to build our community experience. Softeq has built the Android and iOS versions of our app. The platform will allow users to search for opponents and register games. There is also a ranking system connected to the app which, while not being extremely complex, still required competent skills from Softeq's side to be done right.

    Softeq provided a tech lead on their side. I mainly kept in touch with that person, but also contacted their other resources. There was only a handful involved. 

    How did you come to work with Softeq?

    We contacted 10 companies through a management consultant and chose Softeq as the best option. They weren't the cheapest supplier, but I found that Softeq became invested in solving our problem and came up with creative ideas, which is unusual for outsourced developers. 

    What is the status of this engagement?

    We started working with Softeq at the beginning of 2015. Our iOS version was launched in July and the Android one in August.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    We are still working on creating a user base. The app is a good solution for creating events and tournaments, as well as creating rankings. We plan to further develop it in order to create additional engagement.

    How did Softeq perform from a project management standpoint?

    Development is a complex world. We had a living project and didn't fully know how it should look from the beginning. We work through sprints and change features constantly. Estimations and timelines can be affected by feature creep, so Softeq hasn't always been able to deliver on time and budget. They've also delivered faster, so I would say that Softeq has generally done a good job. We are using Jira for project tracking.

    What did you find most impressive about Softeq?

    Softeq has a lot of expertise building apps that feature gamification. Their project leads have been helpful in finding better solutions based on their knowledge. This isn't common in the outsourcing world, from my experience.

    Are there any areas Softeq could improve?

    It would be good to have better resource planning on Softeq's side. We've needed to have testing phases for our app using external parties, thus pausing the development for that time. There has sometimes been a lack of communication and understanding around how resources were planned. The issue exists on both our sides.

    Because of our distance and because there is a middleman between us and the developers, some features took longer than expected to build. I didn't know if that was because Softeq was working on something else or because they had a hard time understanding our requirements. Not having full control over resources is a general aspect of outsourcing. We would like to have more transparency. Not knowing what is going on can create a lack of trust.

    5.0
    Overall Score
    • 5.0 Scheduling
      ON TIME / DEADLINES
    • 5.0 Cost
      Value / within estimates
    • 5.0 Quality
      Service & deliverables
      I rarely give maximum ratings. I find that Softeq has stood out compared to other outsourcing companies I've used.
    • 5.0 NPS
      Willing to refer

    Developed LED Lighting Product Suite for Startup

    "[They] did a great job of advising us on the right technology to use for our innovative low-cost solution."

    Quality: 
    5.0
    Schedule: 
    5.0
    Cost: 
    5.0
    Willing to refer: 
    5.0
    The Project
     
    $50,000 to $199,999
     
    Oct. 2012 - Ongoing
    Project summary: 

    Softeq developed an integrated product ecosystem consisting of proprietary hardware, firmware, software, and native iOS/Android apps. The solution lets users control dynamic lighting fixtures. 

    The Reviewer
     
    1-10 Employees
     
    Dallas, Texas
    Joel Carter
    President & COO, BlinkFX
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    A key strength is their meticulous approach to project management, which minimizes risk and maximizes the value generated from collaboration sessions. Communication issues never emerged, which was pleasantly surprising. 

    The client submitted this review online.

    BACKGROUND

    Introduce your business and what you do there.

    BlinkFX, LLC is an angel-backed startup providing products and services to the entertainment and corporate event market. The company has successfully delivered products to Microsoft, CBS Television, Frito-Lay, Capital One, and many other corporate clients. We've also worked with top musical talents such as LL Cool J, Ice Cube, Doug E. Fresh, Public Enemy, Christian Bush, and more.

    As president and COO, I'm responsible for setting the vision for the company, driving the product roadmap, and managing all resources. The solution reviewed here is our core technology platform, which powers all of our main products and derivatives.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    What challenge were you trying to address with Softeq?

    As a pre-revenue startup, BlinkFX needed a provider who offered full-stack technology development as we required a solution involving hardware, firmware, software, and a mobile app. We also needed a provider who had experience working with open industry standards, since our users are experienced professional lighting designers, lighting operators, and event producers. Softeq recommended and embraced the DMX512 industry standard for lighting controls and delivered a solution that industry professionals admire and appreciate.

    We were pleased to take on the delivery of a robust solution with global compatibility, which broadened our market potential. We smashed our sales goals in our first 6 months of operation and have continued to grow and land prestigious clients. We're now deep into subsequent versions of hardware, firmware, and apps because with successful products, the work is never done. We expect to continue to innovate using Softeq for our development efforts.

    SOLUTION

    What was the scope of their involvement?

    The solution was engineered from the ground up to work across all aspects of the customer and product experience. The hardware and firmware were conceived as one integrated solution. The control software and app were a contiguous outgrowth of the hardware. Everything was designed as a platform and worked "out of the box."

    Softeq also helped us deliver the first proof-of-concept product shipment to an alpha customer by helping source a US domestic contract manufacturer. They then helped us transfer the design to our China contract manufacturer with no issues. Their firmware and software documentation was excellent.

    How did you come to work with Softeq?

    We were referred to Softeq by one of their clients in the amusement park industry that is well known for their mastery of technology. We concluded that if Softeq could deliver solutions for the likes of Microsoft, Intel, NVIDIA, and Disney, then they could help solve our technology development challenges.

    What is the status of this engagement?

    The project took four months from them start to the delivery for our alpha release candidate.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    We provided Softeq with a very aggressive deadline and short timeframe for design, development, and delivery. Because they are a full-stack developer, they were able to deliver a complete turn-key solution for us.

    How did Softeq perform from a project management standpoint?

    The project was delivered on time, to scope, and on budget. They also worked seamlessly across multiple time zones and three languages; they hung right with us. Their project management tools really helped facilitate easy and accurate communication.

    We've continued to work with Softeq on many subsequent releases and upgrades to the platform.

    What did you find most impressive about Softeq?

    Softeq did a great job of advising us on the right technology to use for our innovative low-cost solution. The right chipset, the right firmware language, the right development tools, and the right architecture were all critical to our collective success. There were many options available to us and Softeq curated the best solution.

    We consider ourselves savvy hardware developers with a long list of successful products. However, Softeq taught us many new things and steered us down the best path for our needs. In my 30 years of experience, hardware and software development projects run into trouble when there's a lack of clear customer requirements and a scope of work up front. Softeq did an excellent job of quantifying the project in advance, which minimized potential communication issues.

    I have recommended them to friends and I would use Softeq again.

    Are there any areas Softeq could improve?

    Any negatives really fell back on us, especially since we did not allow adequate time for QA [quality assurance] and testing on our end. We were warned about this in advance but pushed forward anyway. If we were to start from scratch again, we would assign the QA process to Softeq rather than attempting to handle this on our own. We would also set a more realistic schedule if that's even possible as a startup.

    5.0
    Overall Score Softeq is a top notch full-cycle, full-stack development company capable of solving the toughest technology development challenges.
    • 5.0 Scheduling
      ON TIME / DEADLINES
      Our project was delivered on time, on budget, and to specifications.
    • 5.0 Cost
      Value / within estimates
      We were pleasantly surprised at the affordability of Softeq given the quality of their work.
    • 5.0 Quality
      Service & deliverables
      We received excellent strategic guidance in planning as well as well-documented, well-crafted designs and code.
    • 5.0 NPS
      Willing to refer
      We have referred a number of other companies to Softeq and will continue to do so.

    Ongoing Development for Computer Hardware Firm

    "Unlike other outsourcers, Softeq has a strong corporate-based infrastructure allowing high-level communication with programmers."

    Quality: 
    5.0
    Schedule: 
    5.0
    Cost: 
    5.0
    Willing to refer: 
    5.0
    The Project
     
    Confidential
     
    July 2015 - Ongoing
    Project summary: 

    Softeq inherited poor code written by a former developer and was responsible for resolving discovered bugs. Their performance led to further involvement.

    The Reviewer
     
    1-10 Employees
     
    United States
    Christopher Maus
    Founder & CEO, uQontrol
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    Pros include direct access/communication with assigned developers, a well-organized approach to project management, and a clear understanding of business strategy. 

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

    BACKGROUND

    Introduce your business and what you do there.

    We are an early-stage company developing a new security platform. Our product is related to the chip-and-pin technology used for online transactions and logins. I am the chief executive officer and founder of the company.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    What challenge were you trying to address with Softeq?

    We had used a number of outside developers over the years. Unfortunately, we were not satisfied with any of them. We eventually found Softeq.

    SOLUTION

    What was the scope of their involvement?

    We have brought Softeq in as a full-time software developer and UI/UX designer for our mobile and PC solutions. They inherited code that had been written by our former developers. Softeq was tasked with ongoing development as well as fixing what had been done up to that point. We work primarily with coders and used 5–6 people from Softeq. They have collaborated with us on some hardware product development resources as well.

    How did you come to work with Softeq?

    One of our design suppliers had worked with Softeq and held their group in high regard.

    How much have you invested with Softeq?

    I'd like to keep that confidential, but it hasn't been an insignificant amount. 

    What is the status of this engagement?

    We have been working with Softeq for a little over a year. We plan to continue working with them.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    Softeq's development skills are very high, as well as their business acumen and ability to manage projects. They are as good as any outside resource we've used over the course of 25 years. Our CTO and general collaborative teams for security and design are all very pleased with Softeq. Softeq is as good as it gets. They have done a remarkable job.

    How did Softeq perform from a project management standpoint?

    We defined the collaboration tools used by both parties. Softeq has been able to provide the information necessary to make decisions and stay on track. I haven't had to make a very strong management effort. The ongoing development has been almost always within schedule. Companies usually have to make on-the-fly adjustments for this type of work, so we've been pleased with Softeq's delivery time and quality.

    What did you find most impressive about Softeq?

    Unlike many other outsourcing companies, Softeq has a strong corporate-based infrastructure that allows for high-level communication with programmers. We visited Softeq's coding facilities and have found that they're run tightly. Softeq has a strong basis in both coding and business, which is very refreshing.

    Are there any areas Softeq could improve?

    There is nothing that Softeq could improve, short of giving its services away for free.

    5.0
    Overall Score After 25 years in this space, Softeq is one of the best groups I've worked with.
    • 5.0 Scheduling
      ON TIME / DEADLINES
    • 5.0 Cost
      Value / within estimates
    • 5.0 Quality
      Service & deliverables
    • 5.0 NPS
      Willing to refer
    Verification

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    Verification Level
    Gold
    VERIFIED
    Business Entity
    Status
    Active
    Jurisdiction of Formation
    Texas
    ID
    01434576
    Date of Formation
    Feb 20, 1997
    Payment & Legal Filings
    Bankruptcy
    No
    Tax Lien Filings
    0
    Judgement Filings
    0
    Collections Count
    0
    Client Reviews
    VERIFIED CLIENT REVIEWS
    21
    OVERALL REVIEW RATING
    4.9
    Source
    Clutch
    LAST UPDATED
    August 26, 2019