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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
  • IoT wearables: consumer gadgets, smart home and healthcare solutions, robotics, DSP, and network products
  • 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
  • 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!

 
$50,000+
 
$50 - $99 / hr
 
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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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. 
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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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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.

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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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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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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.

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

    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 

     

    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.

    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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    Global Sports Apparel Manufacturer Development

    "Softeq puts in the extra work, and really tries to build a deep relationship with their clients."

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

    Softeq initially developed proof-of-concepts projects. The team now works on three or four projects at a time through a renewing master agreement. 

     

    The Reviewer
     
    10,001 + Employees
     
    Oregon
    Digital Innovation Lead, Sports Apparel Brand
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    Low turnover and frequent, straightforward communication — especially with the team leader— have led to years of successful work. Softeq anticipates the client’s needs and is proactive in project leadership and management.

     

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

    BACKGROUND

    Please describe your company.

    We're a global sportswear manufacturing company with tens of thousands of employees.

    What is your role and responsibilities?

    I’m the digital innovation lead for our athletic training group.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    What was your goal for working with Softeq?

    I had a previous history with them. In all of my research jobs throughout the companies I’ve been worked with, my strength is proof of concept. This was a forward-looking proof of concept project that demonstrates some sort of upcoming technology that will be in the marketplace six months to a year from now. I tried to do a proof of concept on development kits, or the latest technology to show upper management what is coming. PowerPoint decks just don’t do it. You really need to have it running on a tablet or a smartphone to give them a feel for what it's going to be like. This is true across all the companies I work with.

    Softeq came to my attention because it was highly referred by colleagues at Nvidia who have known their principle [CEO Chris Howard] for 20 or 30 years. They said, "This guy's good. You’re lucky if you can work with him." He's expanded into Belarus, which was a plus for us because I felt they were more protective of Internet protocol than some other countries. In India, there's a lot of job hopping.

    I started working with him at Nvidia. They did a great job. They were on time, under budget. They over-delivered. It was great. If you asked them to do a little bit more, they did it and added some extra features for no extra charge because they were under budget. They did a fixed-price bid, and said they didn’t use up all the hours and asked if we wanted anything else. That kind of honesty and integrity in service has been fantastic, and their price is great, too. It's competitive with any other overseas outsourcing firm. I found them to be a fantastic partner to do these proof-of-concept projects with, for the past two years.

    SOLUTION

    What was your process for selecting Softeq?

    A colleague at my last company recommended them, someone I trust who's been in the industry for years. He's a senior guy who I asked about my proof-of-concept needs, and he said they were great professionals. He told me I would be lucky to work with them. That’s how I got engaged with Softeq.

    Can you provide a ballpark dollar figure for the size of the work that they’ve done for you?

    Each engagement is under $100,000, but we've clearly gone into the hundreds of thousands with them at this point. Projecting forward, if things go well, we will hit the seven-figure mark in the new two years. I don’t know what the percentage of their resources that we're taking, but they always seem to have enough for what we need.

    When was the latest milestone completed for that work?

    We have multiple projects going with them. They each have stop dates, but we always roll into something new. I think we have two or three active projects with them. One ended, and we're starting another one now. We have two others that are active. It's a constant engagement with them. We have a master service agreement with them, and we just send them the work. We're on number 10 or 11 at this point. They’ve been fantastic.

    They work across our company, it's not just my division. I work across the company. I have a home base in one particular part of the company. I help each division with their technology needs looking forward in terms of what they want to present to the customer. I brought Softeq with me every step of the way, and they’ve done multiple projects throughout the whole company. I have a lot of trust in them.

    Have you been able to meet with them in person?

    No. But that's a goal for 2014 because we may elevate them to a new level of service inside of what we're trying to do. That requires an inspection. We may go over there sometime in 2014 because we need to install our IT equipment at their office with our IT people.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

    Is there anything unique about them that really makes them stand out, compared to other companies?

    For me, their team lead just gets it. I only have to tell him once, and he totally understands what I’m trying to tell him. We have very good communication with him. He turns around and explains it to his people in Minsk. The Minsk engineers speak English good enough so that we can communicate, and Chris [Howard, Softeq’s CEO] jumps in to clarify when he needs to.

    In terms of communication, even though they’re overseas and Russian is their second language, and English is their third, the communication is better than what I’ve had even with Indian outsourcing firms. That’s one thing I’ve noticed that has been great. The stability in the workforce has been a plus. We’ve been working with the same people for the last three years. We don’t have to bring new people up to speed, and it's always the same folks.

    I think that combination, especially the stability, has garnered a lot of confidence within our group. We can keep working with them. We know the team. We’ve built a working relationship with them through emails and telephone, and we’ve sent them a thank you gift – things like that. Softeq puts in the extra work, and really tries to build a deep relationship with their clients. By the end of our project they were anticipating what our problems and needs were going to be, and this allowed us to move much faster. That’s what makes them special compared with other firms that I’ve worked with, where you’re always  working with new people each time.

    Looking back on the work so far, is there any area that you think they could improve upon or that you might do differently?

    If they could explain the QA process a little but better, that would have helped us out in one instance. Perhaps they can be more proactive in showing what their software development process is. They may have assumed that I knew more than I did. That could be it, and could be their standard working process, that they explain it a little bit more. Maybe that’s something that they could be a little bit better at up front.

    5.0
    Overall Score
    • 5.0 Scheduling
      ON TIME / DEADLINES
      They’re always early.
    • 5.0 Cost
      Value / within estimates
    • 5.0 Quality
      Service & deliverables
      Absolutely.
    • 5.0 NPS
      Willing to refer
      We recommend them all the time. We try not to because we want to be sure they don’t get overwhelmed by other people. I would recommend them to absolutely anybody.

    Bluetooth Beacon Firmware for Asset Tracker

    "Their responsiveness to issues and concerns is great. Additionally, they have deep technical expertise."

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

    Softeq built the custom firmware for IoT sensors and a provisioning app. The solution needed to implement the firmware on a large number of sensors.

    The Reviewer
     
    1-10 Employees
     
    Bellevue, Washington
    Founder, Asset Tracking Solution Provider
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    To date, the business has shipped millions of asset trackers. Softeq worked well with the in-house team to deliver the solution on time.

    The client submitted this review online.

    BACKGROUND

    Please describe your company and your position there.

    We provide asset tracking solutions to major brands and retailers globally.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    For what projects/services did your company hire Softeq?

    We hired Softeq to build our custom firmware for our sensors and provisioning app.

    What were your goals for this project?

    The solution needed to implement firmware on a large number of sensors in a reliable manner.

    SOLUTION

    How did you select this vendor?

    We interviewed many potential suppliers.

    Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

    We provided the proprietary business requirements and they implemented them.

    What was the team composition?

    2 developers were involved as well as a project manager.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    We've shipped millions of asset trackers.

    How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

    We worked well together to deliver the solution in a timely manner.

    What did you find most impressive about this company?

    Their responsiveness to issues and concerns is great. Additionally, they have deep technical expertise.

    Are there any areas for improvement?

    There are always areas to improve.

    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

    UI Redesign for Network & Documentation Software Company

    "They have skilled employees that quickly understand our needs and provide an excellent solution."

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

    Softeq redesigned the UI of a software product to create a modernized look and feel. 

    The Reviewer
     
    1-10 Employees
     
    Gärtringen, Germany
    Thomas Trenz
    CEO, JDisc UG (haftungsbeschränkt)
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    The team at Softeq designed a professional UI. Their skilled team is hardworking and responsive. Their constant communication supplemented their professional management style. 

    The client submitted this review online.

    BACKGROUND

    Please describe your company and your position there.

    I am the owner and CEO of JDisc. We are a software company focused on network discovery software.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    For what projects/services did your company hire Softeq?

    UI Redesign

    What were your goals for this project?

    Find a new design for our UI to make it easier for our customers to use our software

    SOLUTION

    How did you select this vendor?

    We are already using recources from Softeq

    Describe the project in detail.

    Goal is to redesign our fat client software and create an intuitive to use web based user interface with a modern design.

    What was the team composition?

    I was working on the team to provide details about the functionality and Dmitry was working on the team from Softteq to do the actual design.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    We got a pretty cool design proposal with a professional looking user interface.

    How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

    We were in close contact with Softeq (usually 3-4 times a week)

    What did you find most impressive about this company?

    They have skilled employees that quickly understand our needs and provide an excellent solution.

    Are there any areas for improvement?

    It was a bit difficult for Dmitry to understand our complex domain (highly complex data centers and their components).

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

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    Verification Level
    Gold
    VERIFIED
    Business Entity
    Business Entity Name
    Softeq Development Corporation
    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
    23
    OVERALL REVIEW RATING
    4.9
    Source
    Clutch
    LAST UPDATED
    January 31, 2020