JavaScript-based web & mobile development

We bring together top industry experts and boast more than 10 years of experience in developing IT solutions. We have delivered our systems to 17 countries on 5 continents and today millions of people use them all over the world. 

As Software Brothers, we will provide you a comprehensive solution, not just a dry programming code. In practice, this means that we will support you from the idea to the implementation of a ready product to the market. 

We want you to feel like a partner, not a client.

Technology

We deliver software for all platforms: web, mobile and desktop. We specialize in JavaScript (backend: Node.js, frontend: Vue.js, Angular, React, Electron and React Native for mobile devices) - we believe that JS is the best technology to deliver reliable and functional products. 

Experience

We have a vast experience in developing software and UX/UI design for clients from all over the world - USA, UK, Australia, Germany, Indonesia, Norway, UAE and more. Head over to our portfolio to see our reviews!

Knowledge

By working with us, you gain access to experts, the latest technological knowledge and industry know-how. As an organization we have developed effective production processes and work-flow over the years. 

Price:

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Let's build something awesome together!

 
$10,000+
 
$50 - $99 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2009
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Wroclaw, Poland
headquarters

Portfolio

Key clients: 

InfoGym, CityPantry, Terp, Son of a Tailor, Ionoview/Matic, elGrocer, Baikingu, Bingli, Finmill, Moodjii, 7araka, Prelink, Essmak, Zbooni, HelpStay, SYZ AG, Hypefactors, Pregnabit, Habitus, Triteq, Trans.eu, Ripple Inc., WonderWoof, EasyTranslate, Eduvee, BetterTaxi, ftrack, Samsung

InfoGym

InfoGym is the ultimate fitness app and the only one you’ll ever need to plan your gym workouts and track the progress. Thanks to advanced 3D animations you will be sure how to exercise in a safe and efficient manner and a slick statistics module will provide easy access to an abundance of real-time statistics. On top of it all, you can quickly communicate with your personal trainer and book a guided session.

The

challenge

Our task was to develop a suite of apps, for both the gym-goers and trainers, that fostered meaningful connections between both groups and improved workout results.

elGrocer

elGrocer is an e-commerce platform that allows Dubai users to order groceries from their local stores.

The challenge

Speed is the key element for every delivery and elGrocer strived to provide the best service on the market. To reach such a goal, we had to deliver a highly optimised service. The suite of mobile apps had to be simple and easy to use for both customers and local shop owners, while the

backend system had to ensure stable app-server communication and geofencing.

7araka

7araka is a fitness app built for women by women. Its main goal was to give Saudi Arabian women access to women-only local gyms and trainers.

The challenge

Our task was to build a responsive web panel for gym owners, a web admin panel for 7araka employees and a set of iOS/Android mobile apps. Everything required implementing Arabic language support and a dedicated to Middle Eastern countries payment

gateway solution amongst other features.

EasyTranslate

EasyTranslate is a fully-featured translation platform and a set of mobile apps, made to provide businesses with universal access to professional translators for a cheaper and fair price.

The challenge

First of all, we had to develop a sophisticated platform capable of delivering 3 separate interconnected modules, each with different flow and logic for various user types. Second of all, a set of Android

and iOS mobile apps had to enable audio and video conference calls between multiple users and a professional EasyTranslate interpreter to provide a real-time translation.

Baikingu

Baikingu is a comprehensive cloud-based retail management solution.

The challenge

Baikingu was a complex project with a long feature list. The system had to cover the whole retail process from stock to refunds. Infrastructure also had to be flexible and scalable. To meet these challenges we went into full startup mode on Baikingu - using new tools, researching new markets and even managing customer support

during the launch phase.

HelpStay

HelpStay is a subscription-based volunteering platform that allows people to travel around the world and help others in return for a free stay.

The challenge

The client had specific business goals when they approached us. We had to improve the performance of the existing platform. We also had to make sure it’s responsive and mobile-friendly, which, as a result, had to boost subscription rates. Set goals

required a deep analysis of the current situation to identify existing UX/UI problems.

Zbooni

Zbooni is a social e-commerce app that allows businesses to sell their products over Facebook Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp and manage everything: from stock to delivery and secure payments, within one place.

The challenge

We had to develop a whole product from scratch: native iOS and Android apps and a web platform, connect them to the APIs of the selected platforms and build a CMS that would allow

businesses to manage everything in one place.

Prelinks

Prelinks is a platform that provides its users with access to events, parties, gigs and festivals in their location. It’s also a B2B portal for event organizers who want to promote their events.

The challenge

We had to develop a set of native iOS and Android mobile apps for users, an iOS scanner app for event hosts and a custom ticketing system with in-app purchase and wallet functionalities. The user

pain-point was that people on dating apps like Tinder never meet 99% of their matches. Prelinks wanted to create a way for people to match and actually meet somewhere fun - like a bar, nightclub or music festival.
 

WonderWoof

WondeWoof is a mobile Android app, integrated with WonderWoof BowTie wearable device. It allows users to create personalized profiles for their dogs, track their activity (with badges as awards) and connect with other users. We also managed to add functionalities such as reminders, daily summaries and reports (statistics of a dog’s activities - rest, play and walk). The app synchronizes with dog’s race, weight and

age.

The challenge

We had to develop an Android app that would connect via Bluetooth technology with a wearable WonderWoof BowTie and sync all the required data.

ftrack Go

ftrack Go is a mobile cloud-based collaboration app, designed specifically for the media & entertainment industry as a part of ftrack platform. 

The challenge
ftrack has been developing a sophisticated web-based project management solution and required to develop a hybrid mobile application to make some features available on the go.

The main technological challenges were to

build hybrid mobile apps using Ionic, which at the time was quite a new solution, to bring to life iOS and Android applications for ftrack users and connect to a custom non-restful API.

Son of a Tailor

Son of a Tailor is a made-to-measure clothing brand that offers its services via a unique online platform.

The challenge
Our main challenge was to make older parts of the front-end written with Angular to be compatible and work with new ones written with Vue.js. We’ve also been adding additional features to the back-end side of the platform using the Django framework.

Terp

E-learning platform offering interactive a-books and self-study content customized to the needs and knowledge of each individual student.

The challenge

To launch the product in the Philippines, we had to develop a web application as well as a React Native mobile app for students and create a user-friendly UX/UI design.

Pregnabit

Pregnabit is a CTG device that allows women to monitor their fetal health 24/7 under the watchful eye of their doctors.

The challenge

It takes time to schedule a doctor’s visit and the baby’s health is a top priority. We were responsible for developing a web platform that would present the gathered data in a user-friendly manner and allow mothers-to-be to monitor their fetal health daily even in the safety

of their own home.

Matic

Matic is a platform for booking trusted, legal maid and cleaning services in the Middle East. Available in 11 cities, Matic is used by hundreds of thousands of regular clients and happens to be one of the fastest growing startups in Dubai.

The challenge

Redesigning the existing app, developing apps for measuring client and supplier satisfaction and support automation were one of the main responsibilities of

ours.

Finmill

Finmill - a budgeting app, aimed to assist its users in the buying process. By analyzing user’s banking history, Finmill will suggest the best possible solution: buy it now, find something similar but cheaper or save for it.

The challenge

We had to develop an iOS application and backend that would connect with various banks’ APIs in order to request and analyze users’ banking history. The latter was the

biggest challenge as Lithuanian banks didn’t have systems in place that would allow easy and secure API connections and required data export.

Essmak

Essmak in a Dubai-based e-commerce platform that offers a variety of products for children, most importantly - name labels.

The challenge

Essmak needed to do a complete overhaul of their website design. We’ve set on a journey to make it modern, responsive and as user-friendly as it was possible.

Son of a Tailor

Son of a Tailor is a made-to-measure clothing brand that offers its services via a unique online platform.

The challenge

Our main challenge was to make older parts of the front-end written with Angular to be compatible and work with new ones written with Vue.js. We’ve also been adding additional features to the back-end side of the platform using the Django framework.

SYZ

SYZ application was designed to allow warehouse workers an easy and convenient order pickup management.

The challenge

The existing solution was outdated and worked on Windows CE operating system, which is no longer supported by Microsoft. Our client needed to develop new, highly-efficient software for a new generation of Zebra Android devices that would connect with existing REST API to process orders pick

up data.

Habitus

Habitus is an anonymous feedback platform for hospital managers and patients.

The challenge:
We were tasked to develop a native iPad application for secure anonymized patients surveying and an administration web-based portal for data management and reporting to the hospital's management board.

Moodjii

Moodjii is a feel-good digital frame, designed to positively impact hospital patients during their stay at the facility.

The challenge:

We had to developer a SmartTV application for displaying feed-good image playlists and an Android application for managing said playlists as well as gathering patients feedback regarding the impact displayed image has on their mood.

Hypefactors

Hypefactors is an all-in-one PR automation too, designed to optimise PR workflow and aggregate the necessary information in a single place. Hypefactors mobile app is focused on providing access to campaigns-related data and social monitoring results.

The challenge

Our task was to develop a set of native applications for Android and iOS using ReactNative

Ripple Inc.

Frienji, Meego and Traces are AR-enabled social media apps that help people find new friends in places around them.

The challenge

The existing product was using obsolete technology and we had to turn in into a scalable solution that would work for different business purposes while adding new features.

BetterTaxi

BetterTaxi is a chauffeur services platform that offers convenient and reliable city rides, airport transfers as well as premium business travel across 91 cities in 10 countries.

The challenge

Building a solution that would allow BetterTaxi team to expand their product outside of the initial Germany market and grow exponentially across Europe was a top priority we kept in our minds when working on the

code. We’ve had to develop a timeless iOS mobile app as well as a backend API to create a scalable solution for managing taxi services.

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Android App Dev for Food Waste Reduction Solution

"No problem was too big for them to solve."

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

Software Brothers did full-stack development of an Android app.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
London, United Kingdom
Alexander Vlassopulos
Founder, Kitche Limited
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The app has received positive reviews on Google Play. Software Brothers is a capable and communicative partner.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m the founder of Kitche, a food waste reduction app.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Software Brothers?

We needed full-stack app design and development.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted to launch on Android.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

They were recommended by a trusted source.

Describe the project in detail.

They designed and developed our app.

What was the team composition?

We worked with a project manager, a commercial lead, and frontend and backend developers as well as a design lead.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We have launched and we’ve received a positive design review from Google Play.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

It was extremely effective. As a non-engineer, we communicated very well.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Their attitude stood out to us and no problem was too big for them to solve.

Are there any areas for improvement?

No, we’re very satisfied.

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

Web Development for IT Service Provider

"The team's expertise is complemented by an ability to adjust their work based on stakeholder opinions."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Mar. - Dec. 2018
Project summary: 

Software Brothers redesigned an IT solutions website, reflecting a revitalized brand. It engages site visitors through a localized platform optimized for both mobile and desktop users.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Saudi Arabia
Mohammed Alhaddad
Owner, IPTech
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Software Brothers displayed expert listening skills and seamlessly adapted to internal processes. The team quickly established rapport with stakeholders and maintained a diligent, responsive business relationship throughout the project.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am an owner of Industrial Projects Technologies Co. (IPTech), a company that consults across a variety of business verticals in IT solutions.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Software Brothers?

We hired Software Brothers to revitalize our website with structural changes, an improved visual appearance, and established workflows.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted to simplify the UX on our site with an improved design that would resonate with viewers. Considering we share a large amount of information on the platform, we wanted to increase engagement with that data.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

I found Software Brothers after searching for vendors online, and we pursued multiple projects together after developing a strong business relationship.  

Describe the project in detail.

Software Brothers renewed our brand voice through a redesign of our IT website. The team restructured the flow of information with an optimized design for both desktop and mobile users. They also created right-to-left and left-to-right versions of the site to support easy access for a diversity of visitors. Outside of website development, the team conducted helpful market research.

What was the team composition?

It was convenient to communicate over a variety of platforms with three resources form Software Brothers. The team easily adapted to the software we work with.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The revamped webpage received exceptionally positive feedback from internal stakeholders.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

Software Brothers maintained a productive working relationship with project partners, aided by active collaboration and attention to established workflows.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

The team’s expertise is complemented by an ability to adjust their work based on stakeholder opinions.

Are there any areas for improvement?

I’m happy with the team’s work, and I’m sure they will continue to improve as time goes on.

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

iOS and Android MVP Dev for Event Promotion

"This project served as our foundation for both monetizing the app and attracting a strong user base.

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
4.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Aug. - Nov. 2017
Project summary: 

Software Brothers developed MVP iOS and Android apps. They have an internal ticketing system and support monetization. The system was built using Ruby on Rails.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
London, UK
Jono Linden
CEO, Prelinks
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The apps have gained a sizable user base and performed well regarding monetization. Communicative and attentive, Software Brothers provided executive management and helpful feedback.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m the CEO of Prelinks. We’re a platform that provides users with access to events, parties, gigs, and festivals in their location. It’s also a B2B portal for event organizers to promote their events.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Software Brothers?

We wanted to develop native iOS and Android mobile apps.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted to develop monetized apps people could buy tickets with.  

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We sent out a tender to UK and European vendors and Software Brothers separated themselves from the competition. They clearly understood our challenge and made a good effort in scoping the project. Their price was also impressive.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

Initially, they helped solidify our idea for the MVP. Then, they developed the MVPs with an in-app ticketing system. They worked in Ruby on Rails and delivered an API.

What was the team composition?

We worked with a variety of front- and backend developers and project managers. I also received updates from their CTO.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

This project served as our foundation for both monetizing the app and attracting a strong user base.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

Communication was great across the board.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Their founders were able to provide clear summaries of their progress and offer strategic feedback.

Are there any areas for improvement?

No, not that I saw. We were awfully impressed and would certainly work with them again.

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

User App Dev for Smart Textbook Company

"Software Brothers’ work has been the foundation for us to go into the market." 

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
Jan. 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Software Brothers transitioned a web publishing solution to AWS and is currently developing iOS and Android apps. The apps support text- and image-based education content and in-app purchasing capabilities.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Norway
Leiv Kåre Johannessen
CEO, TERP
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

A limited app release has provided constructive feedback Software Brothers will implement in future updates. Communicative and technically experienced, Software Brothers excels at building engagements from the ground up with minimal delays. Their focus on code stability is exceptional.

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 TERP. We’re a technology company developing smart, adaptive textbooks.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Software Brothers?

We wanted to improve our existing solution and develop iOS and Android apps.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Initially, Software Brothers moved our code to AWS and made it scalable. Then, we started developing Android and iOS user apps and opening up our web platform so other parties can use our technology to make adaptive textbooks. The apps allow users to download textbooks complete with graphics and video. There are offline capabilities to combat poor internet access in our target region, meaning students can always complete their assessments. Currently, Software Brothers is developing an in-app shop for the Android solution and starting the iOS app.

What is the team composition?

We’re currently using two web developers, one Android and one iOS developer, a part-time project manager, a part-time UX designer, and a part-time tester.

How did you come to work with Software Brothers?

Our CTO had worked with them as part of two other companies, and he introduced us.

How much have you invested with them?

We’re spending about €40,000–€45,000 ($45,200–$51,000 USD) per month at the moment. The average for 2018 was €20,000–€25,000 ($22,600–$28,300 USD). The total is over €250,000 ($283,000 USD) at this point.

What is the status of this engagement?

We’ve been working together since January 2018. The Android app launched in November, and the first iOS version is going to launch soon. It will only have text and images, but we’ll fill in the gaps as we go.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Software Brothers’ work has been the foundation for us to go into the market. The Android app we launched was our introduction to the Asian market and has generated significant feedback that will help us improve our technology.

There will always be bugs, but we work closely with Software Brothers to solve them as they come up. Even though there were quite a few bugs in the beginning, we were able to launch the app to 2,000–3,000 students, and within a few months bug complaints had stopped. The app is functional and stable.

How did Software Brothers perform from a project management standpoint?

We needed strong management to work with an outsourced vendor, but they were up to the task. They were competent communicators, and our similar technology resources laid a solid foundation for cooperation. We had delays from time to time, and some of those came from our side, but tech developments never run perfectly. We maintain communication and handle issues as they arise.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Our previous vendor produced buggy, unstable updates, but Software Brothers rolls out updates smoothly.

Are there any areas they could improve?

They’ve improved lately, but early on we needed a system to track costs and prevent overspending every month. 

Do you have any advice for future clients of theirs?

To work with any developer, clients need internal technical experience.

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

iOS App Dev for Financial Advice Solution

"They delivered a product that was ready for market."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
May - Nov. 2018
Project summary: 

Software Brothers developed an iOS app with an integrated backend system. Other services included project reporting. The MVP has been delivered to test users.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Vilnius, Lithuania
CEO, Financial Advice Solution
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

This team created a functional MVP for market testing. However, the engagement was reduced in scope due to unexpected delays in delivery. Customers should consider reviewing their project deadlines before beginning work.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am the founder and CEO of a smart financial advisor that determines if a purchase is affordable by analyzing historical account data and predicting future cash flow. Unlike traditional personal finance applications, our platform provides personalized, prospective insights and offers quick actions to make informed financial decisions.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Software Brothers?

We needed MVP development of an iOS app and a backend system.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted a product that would be sufficient for end-user testing and would attract customers, all on a limited budget.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

They showed great interest in working with us and had experience in running similar projects, and their asking price was reasonable.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

They developed our software and offered project management and reporting.

What was the team composition?

We worked with two or three developers, a sales executive, and a product owner.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

They successfully developed our MVP.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

The scope of our involvement had to be minimized due to a delay in the schedule. We had weekly meetings and reporting in place. They coordinated well.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

They delivered a product that was ready for market.

Are there any areas for improvement?

They should offer more flexibility in their timing or add more developers who can program faster.

4.5
Overall Score They're a good company with excellent customer service.
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    There were some gaps due to sick leaves and personnel issues.
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Adequate pricing for the quality delivered.
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Speed and the quality of developers could be improved.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    They offered good communication and a responsible approach.

Android App Dev for Logistics End-Client

"They delivered top quality and were always available to answer our questions."

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

Software Brothers developed an Android application using a REST API. The app communicates with and retrieves data from an internal database. The functional logic was provided to them.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Zurich, Switzerland
Reinhard Dünser
CEO, Syz AG
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The app was delivered ahead of schedule, which pleased both the client and end-users. Communicative and professional, Software Brothers collaborated with an internal resource and provided attentive customer service. Their responsiveness and transparency were especially noteworthy. 

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m the CEO of Syz AG, a software development company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Software Brothers?

We needed to develop an Android application for a logistics client that worked on Zebra mobile devices and retrieved data from our software (picking process).

What were your goals for this project?

We needed to develop the picking process, which included a REST API interface.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We viewed their website and looked over their previous projects. Our first interaction with them also impressed us.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

We provided the functional logic for the picking process, and they created a quote including the main steps, hours, and goals. Subsequently, they produced a prototype of the frontend so we could grasp what our clients’ UI would be like.

What was the team composition?

It changed depending on the skills we needed at a particular time. We were also assigned a project head that stayed in contact with us throughout the process.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Because Software Brothers delivered the product on time and budget, we could show it to our clients early. This was very important for our clients’ projects.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

Their project management was professional and transparent. We communicated over Skype and understood each other well. They used a standard agile process and allowed one of our internal developers to contribute to the sprints.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Software Brothers showed us how important we are as a client throughout the project. They delivered top quality and were always available to answer our questions.

Are there any areas for improvement?

No, not that I saw. They were very professional.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    It was very fair.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They met all our expectations.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

MVP for Health & Wellness Image Platform

"Software Brothers had a strong understanding of the product and market we’re trying to address."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
4.5
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Aug. 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Software Brothers built an MVP for a wellness and health platform. The team developed the app for Android, building the backend using AWS. They also created a logo and animations for the application.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Denmark
Henrik Kemp
Partner, Mooji
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The MVP is ready to launch in the market. Internal feedback has been positive. Software Brothers’ expertise in the development and the industry was noteworthy. Key members had excellent communication and delivered work on time. Customers can expect an insightful team of developers.

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 founder of Nordic Innovators, now called Mooji. We’re a startup that works with an image platform aimed at reducing stress, anxiety, and depression in hospital patients.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Software Brothers?

We were an early-stage startup with a concept product that was tested in the market using mockups. Software Brothers was hired to develop our MVP.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

After agreeing on a concept outline, we had a one-day workshop with Software Brothers at our office where we discussed the MVP’s requirements. We scoped out all the relevant technical details — our product comprised of a frontend that controls the server backend. Content can seamlessly integrate on a digital screen. It works with Apple AirPlay and Chromecast.

We needed a scalable backend with a frontend that displays a specific feel. The backend is hosted on AWS, and the app is for Android. We also specified that the MVP needed to be built upon following our market test. Security aspects were also discussed. Software Brothers also helped create the graphic identity of the company. Their team developed a logo and some animations for the app.

What is the team composition?

We had a team of 5–6 people that included an account manager, a graphic designer, a project manager, and a development team. We worked with a frontend and a backend developer. Depending on the stage of the project, we could’ve augmented more.

How did you come to work with Software Brothers?

Software Brothers was recommended by various clients I worked with at another company. They’ve used Software Brothers to develop their solutions.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent €70,000–€80,000 (approximately $79,000–90,000 USD) so far.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with Software Brothers around August 2018, and the collaboration is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We’re ready to test the MVP in the marketplace. The only feedback has been internal, and the overall team is satisfied.

How did Software Brothers perform from a project management standpoint?

Their account manager performs exceptionally well, but they changed their project manager twice, which caused a few issues. Specific members of their team are effective at communicating and meeting deadlines. Our project management software was Slack.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Software Brothers had a strong understanding of the product and market we’re trying to address. They assigned developers with insight into our business, which was nice.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Communication was difficult because of shifting project managers. This isn’t a general issue, but projects lose something when a person who was there from the beginning leaves. The exchange of project managers doesn’t benefit any engagement because the same level of understanding isn’t there.

Do you have any advice for future clients of theirs?

Clients should do their best to make sure the same project manager is kept on the team throughout.

4.5
Overall Score All things considered, Software Brothers performed as we would’ve liked.
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They delivered per our expectations.
  • 4.5 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I’d have no issue recommending them.

Software Support for Catering Platform

“They’re responsive to our needs and requests, solving problems quickly.”

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
July 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Software Brothers provides three remote developers to augment the internal team. They work on both the frontend and backend, using Symfony and Angular frameworks.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
London, United Kingdom
David Stefan
Head of Engineering, City Pantry
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Software Brothers maintains consistent and daily communication, efficiently sourcing and managing their tech team. Their work is high quality and meets expectations, fitting well into the overall project.

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 head of engineering at City Pantry, a platform that helps deliver food from caterers to offices in London. 
 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Software Brothers?
We needed a partner to expand our tech team of 10 in-house developers.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?
Software Brothers helped source and recruit potential developers, and now they manage a team of three developers remotely. Companies create an account on our platform, and then users can search through a wide variety of vendors that they can order food from. Our company takes care of the booking and communication between vendor and customers, including on the day of delivery. Software Brothers provides office space and HR for the three developers, who use Symfony for the backend and Angular 7 and AngularJS for the frontend, as requested.

What is the team composition? 
The have one lead developer and two mid-level developers, all who interface directly with our team.

How did you come to work with Software Brothers?
A colleague referred them.

What is the status of this engagement?
We partnered in July 2018, and the work is ongoing. 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?
They built some great features that benefit our overall work.

How did Software Brothers perform from a project management standpoint?
They don’t do project management, but we have regular stand-up meetings and communicate daily via Slack and Google Hangouts. They’re responsive to our needs and requests, solving problems quickly.

What did you find most impressive about them?
They worked quickly to ramp up the team and found great developers to work on our project.

Are there any areas they could improve?
They should try to do better at matching their environment to that of their client’s.

Do you have any advice for future clients of theirs?
Make sure to maintain clear communication. 

4.5
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    The initial offering was a bit high, but we negotiated a good price.
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They could be better at matching our culture to reduce friction with our internal team.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I'd be willing to recommend them.

Mobile App Dev. for Fitness Trainings & Workouts

Everyone was on the same team, just like having them as our own employees.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
Feb. 2016 - Dec. 2016
Project summary: 

Software Brothers developed iOS and Android apps, using finished designs as the framework. Active collaboration and integration with the internal team were top priorities.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Haugesund, Rogaland, Norway
Tor Ivar Vage
Owner, Infogym
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Unlike other firms, Software Brothers gets involved with a project and provides insightful feedback to make the best product possible. In the first two weeks of launch, 50,000 users downloaded the app. High-quality work resulted in another project with Software Brothers.

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 owner and CEO of Infogym, a company that focuses on the relationship between the gym, the personal trainer, and the user of the gym. We’ve developed two applications: one is free for everyday users which can be used like any other fitness app, with exercises, fitness routines, and tracking, but we use 3D animation instead of videos to give users a better view of their exercise.

The second application is the professional, paid version for trainers. They can connect with a user, much like Facebook friend requests, and create workouts and routines on their behalf, track workouts through scheduled sessions, and have full access to users’ statistics and workout diaries.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Software Brothers?

We have an in-house development team for backend and API work, but we had raised money and wanted to develop the frontend applications quicker than we would have done internally.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Software Brothers developed our iOS and Android applications (the trainer app is also available on iPads). We also have a mobile-friendly web version developed in-house by our team.

We provided documentation for our in-house APIs, along with requirements for how we wanted to build the apps. We also provided finished designs, not just wireframes. This helped the team see the finalized version, and they also completed the web version and created user stories.

What is the team composition?

We started with one project manager and, at one point, had around six people from their team working on the apps. We scaled it up and down as needed and had the ability to change speed, unlike with our internal team.

How did you come to work with Software Brothers?

We went on AngelList and a few niche sites, where we were approached by Software Brothers. We had a chat, and we decided to hire them.

How much have you invested with them?

The cost of their work was around $200,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with Software Brothers in February 2016. The free version was launched around December, and the trainer app was launched in June 2017.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

In the first couple of weeks, we were the number one free app in Norway and Singapore, and the number one fitness app in the U.K. and Australia. In two weeks, we attracted 50,000 users.

The grade point average score they use for code quality is the highest we’ve ever seen.

I work for another company building a POS system, and, based on my experience with Software Brothers, I brought them into this other company as well, which shows how happy we are with them.

How did Software Brothers perform from a project management standpoint?

We had to change project managers, but the new one took over and did a fantastic job. Having a team like ours, with 4–6 outsourced people, we definitely needed a project manager to handle all communication.

We used JIRA for tracking the project—tasks, bugs, issues and so on—and Slack for communication. The language barrier caused some issues, but being in the same time zone helped, and Software Brothers has been responsive. We felt the manager was working fulltime with us, even though he had other engagements.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They provided a lot of help on user-friendliness. The app improved a lot because of the feedback from Software Brothers’ project manager and developer. We've tried a lot of offshore companies from India, Vietnam, Sri Lanka and so on—they would make whatever they were told, and didn’t care if it didn’t work. We didn’t have this feeling with Software Brothers. Everyone was on the same team, just like having them as our own employees.

They’re also not afraid of telling me when I have a bad idea, and it’s something I appreciated. It felt like the developers cared and were proud of what they were making.

Are there any areas they could improve?

The biggest challenges we’ve had were around planning. They have experience working with clients like us, but we don’t have experience working with other software houses, so the matter came down to Software Brothers knowing to ask the right questions without us prompting them.

Do you have any advice for future clients of theirs?

For any outsourcing project, it’s important to plan everything. It’ll make everything so much smoother because you won’t have any arguments over last-minute changes.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    There were some small issues, many of which were on us.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Compared to others, Software Brothers has the same code quality for a better price.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    The code quality has been consistently the highest we’ve seen.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Redeveloped Product for Internet Startup

"Our contact from [them] has been available and keen to not only respond to our questions but also to inquire about our satisfaction."

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

Software Brothers took an existing geo-locational solution built with obsolete technology and developed several similar MVPs for subsequent testing and ongoing enhancement. 

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
London, United Kingdom
Richard Clarke
COO, Traces.io
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The quality of assigned engineers can sometimes vary, but Software Brothers is always more than willing to adjust resources whenever necessary. 

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 COO of the company. We have developed a location-based enterprise platform called Tracers, as well as a consumer app for location-based messaging.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Software Brothers?

We were employing developers in London but ultimately figured that Software Brothers could provide more flexibility and cost savings, with the same skill level. We were changing our software relatively quickly and wanted to have access to resources relevant to our particular needs at one time. We had been using a mixture of recruitment consultants and other resources in the industry, but none worked the way we had intended. 

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Software Brothers developed new features for our platforms. We needed to put together MVPs quickly and relatively cheaply, so Software Brothers initially rewrote the frontend and backend of our apps almost completely from scratch.

Our backend was developed with an obsolete technology, which clearly wasn't a long-term solution because it has been subsequently shut down. During the redevelopment process, Software Brothers made valuable suggestions and implemented new features.

We have used six developers and a part-time project lead from their team. I was responsible for managing the project on our side.

How did you come to work with Software Brothers?

I don't remember what our initial contact with them was, but I believe that they had been in touch with our CEO. They called me and we talked through what we were looking for, and they seemed to be a good fit.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with Software Brothers at the beginning of 2016.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

One of the things we wanted was for Software Brothers to turn our MVPs into scalable solutions. They created an app that could work reliably with a large user base. We're working with a large international multimedia company that wanted to know that our app would be stable, and assigned developers who tested the app's performance and scalability. They were very happy with the results of their tests. 

How did Software Brothers perform from a project management standpoint?

The answer is very much developer-dependent. We have worked with a few resources that, quite honestly, weren't as productive as the rest, so the team has been subsequently adjusted. The good developers from Software Brothers are really very good, so anyone being measured against them will have to work hard in order to achieve the same results.

We've used JIRA, Trello, and Slack for our collaboration with Software Brothers. JIRA proved a bit too complex for our needs, so we've mainly only used the other two tools.

What did you find most impressive about Software Brothers?

They're the only company of this kind that I've used, so it would be hard to compare them to anything similar. Our contact from Software Brothers has been available and keen to not only respond to our questions but also to inquire about our satisfaction. He has pulled everything together on Software Brothers' end, checking if we were happy.

Are there any areas Software Brothers could improve?

They could always work cheaper and faster, but this isn't really a criticism. This is more of a general commentary on the nature of tech services.

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