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SoluteLabs is a high-performance team of 30 focused on mobile and web design and development; we have produced top #10 chart-topping applications on Android and iOS app stores, graphics that have gone viral and applications with Millions of downloads.

We understand your needs and walk an extra mile; clients recommend us for our through understanding, communication, ownership of the work we do, quality and our adherence to timelines. Our clients are located in the USA, East/North Europe, Australia and other parts of the world.

Languages and Frameworks:

  • Ruby on Rails
  • Swift
  • Kotlin
  • Java
  • JavaScript
  • AngularJS/ReactJS
  • HTML 5

Our Value Proposition:

  • Certified developers on AWS, Android, Rails, and RedHat
  • An indigenous variant of Agile Methodology
  • Enabling delivery at high velocity with DevOps
  • Ensuring top-notch code quality by implementing test-driven development, linters, automated code reviews and pair programming
  • Deeply enthusiast and extremely flexible at the same time

Our Tool stack:

  • Jira (or Trello/Asana/BaseCamp) for Project Management and bug tracking
  • Github (or Bitbucket) for code versioning
  • AWS (and/or Heroku) for hosting the application
  • Swagger for API documentation
  • Slack for communication
  • RSpec and Cucumber with Rails, XCTest with Swift and Spek for Kotlin
  • Rollbar for error handling
  • New Relic for performance monitoring
 
$10,000+
 
< $25 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2014
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Ahmedabad, India
headquarters
  • A1-104, Palladium, Corporate Road, Prahalladnagar
    Ahmedabad, GJ 380015
    India

Focus

Service lines
  • Web Development
  • Mobile App Development
  • UX/UI Design
Client focus
  • Small business (<$10M)
  • Midmarket ($10M - $1B)
Industry focus
  • Health Care & Medical
  • Financial services
  • Retail
Branding focus
Direct marketing
Mobile platforms
Mobile focus
Frameworks and CMS
Programming & scripting
Application platform
BI & big data focus
CRM solutions
Productivity & collaboration
User Experience

Portfolio

Key clients: 
Synergy Marine Group Reelo alldayDr Coin Lion Ivy Mobility

Mohurs: Credit Card Recommendations Engine

Mohurs is an engine for offers & best card recommendation to pay for lifestyle, gas, grocery, movie tickets, travel, airlines, dining & other daily shopping. Paying the correct card at the right merchant maximizes miles, cash back, & points rewards program linked to cards. You can potentially save $500 or more years through more rewards accumulated. Mohurs app build on top of this engine are available in India &

United States (US) market.

Challenges

Mohurs came to us with the problem of solving “Which is best card to use while shopping to get maximum rewards & milestone”. We helped mohurs creating two engines “Best Card Recommendation” & “Offers Engine”. An algorithm is created for offers & card recommendation which will help to choose best card & offer on basis of user location & preferences.

 

7dailymoves: Personal Trainer app

7DailyMoves is a uniquely crafted native mobile app on Android and iOS downloaded more than 40,000+ times which acts as a personal trainer for daily workouts.

The GIF that we designed got viral garnering 10Million+ impressions on the web. Featured by leading publications: 

href="http://abcn.ws/2cUwuvX">ABC News, BioTechin Asia, India Times, Channel News Asia, The New Paper

And mentioned by Milind Soman, Valentin Bosioc amongst others

PlexusMD: India's largest Healthcare Networking platform

PlexusMD is a funded, online professional network for medical professionals and healthcare organizations with 60,000+ users. We worked on front-end and backend dev; DB design, DevOps with AWS & custom native mobile applications

The iOS App:

  • Ranked Top 100 in iPhone Medical today in India and Oman
  • Best iPhone rank
ever is #8 in Medical in India

The Android App:

  • Ranked Top 100 in Medical today in India
  • Best Rank ever is #8 in Medical in India
  • 30,000+ installs with 800+ Ratings

Featured: Economic Times,DNA,Business Standard,YourStory

eTuk: Electric Tuk Tuks

Electric Tuk Tuks are growing in popularity in the USA not just because of its economic perspective but also because of the lower carbon footprint. eTuk USA in conjunction with TukTuk Factory now manufactures and distributes electronic tuk-tuks across the USA. Along with this, eTuk USA makes uber-type apps for the tuk-tuks it produces and distributes.

Our Contribution

SoluteLabs is now the

technical backbone of the eTuks in the USA. We have helped design and develop a robust and secure backend. We have also helped them with their overall online presence, right from their website as well as the blog. We have also developed their iOS and Android app as a white labeled solution which they're able to leverage when they launch in a different city.

Yattya: Truck Logistics Platform

Yattya is a platform for shippers and transporters to partner with each other. It is an end-to-end solution wherein a shipper can place their requirements and the transporters can bid on them.

We have implemented an IoT platform based on AWS to facilitate the tracking of trucks in real time.

Preventive Healthcare Analytics Platform

We created a preventive health platform, that uses an algorithm to identify an individual’s health risks, creates a personalized health check-up and disease management plan, and based on that starts engaging them effectively at a much lower cost.

 

alldayDr

AllDayDr is the next-generation healthcare app to get medical help from UK-based GMC registered GP’s anytime, anywhere. Booking appointments, video chatting and getting prescriptions right from the comfort of your home is a breeze with this medical app.


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Backend Dev for Customer Loyalty Platform

"They understand our vision and are able to cope with the speed of development..." 

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

SoluteLabs is building a Ruby on Rails platform from scratch. They’re developing and implementing a backend database and modules and determining architecture design. They’re also creating mobile apps.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
India
Founder, Tech Platform
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Growth and costs have both improved thanks to SoluteLabs’ work. They have a strong understanding of internal culture goals and offer unique advice to help create and achieve those ends. SoluteLabs provide consistent communication and smooth collaboration.

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 a technology platform that helps local businesses retain and engage with their customers through loyalty marketing.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with SoluteLabs?

We weren’t satisfied with our current technology partner and wanted someone to could add value to our services, contribute insights, and build a robust, scalable platform.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

SoluteLabs is developing a Ruby on Rails platform from scratch that will be used by over 800 businesses. They’re handling everything from the database and modules on the backend to designing the product’s architecture.

As a customer management tool, the system will display analytics regarding customer engagement. SoluteLabs is also developing iOS and Android apps as well. Our in-house team is designing them.

We’re continuing to work with them to conceptualize what our platform could be tomorrow, regarding adding more tools and features to create the best customer experience for our members.

What is the team composition?

They assigned a project manager to work in our office and act as our main point of contact. There are 6–7 people working for us at the moment.

How did you come to work with SoluteLabs?

A friend who’d worked with them before recommended them. After looking at several companies, we went with Solute Labs because their vision was in-line with how we wanted to grow. Additionally, we wanted a company whose size was comparable to ours and could work with us as a partner. SoluteLabs was compatible with our scale.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent 2,000,000 Indian Rupees ($28,000 USD) so far.

What is the status of this engagement?

We’ve been working together since December 2017.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We’ve achieved a rapid growth rate and started to minimize costs (servers) and create more efficient processes. Their support and suggestions on the technology part have made our product much better.

How did SoluteLabs perform from a project management standpoint?

They've been pretty good. We have active communication with them and haven’t had any challenges so far.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They understand our vision and are able to cope with the speed of development while ensuring the platform is robust enough to handle our usage. Our previous partner didn’t understand where we wanted to go, so the product they made us wasn’t scalable and limited our sales team’s ability to bring new customers on board. SoluteLabs changed all that.

Are there any areas they could improve?

The scope of work grew more complicated after we started the project, and they could’ve been a bit better regarding timeline planning. A difference of even 1–2 weeks means a lot for us.

Do you have any advice for future clients of theirs?

It’s important to put together a clear scope of work before starting and ensuring the team understands what you expect of them. This will help gauge output and deliverables.

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

Web & Software Development for Health Assessment Platform

"They were one of very few people who understood the concept of my idea very quickly."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Jan. - July 2015
Project summary: 

SoluteLabs aided in the development of a health platform. The team built each element of the solution: an interactive website, an administrative panel, and the core predictive algorithm.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Ahmedabad, India
Dr. Purav Gandhi
Founder, Remedy Social
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Most of the solution's components remained viable after moving to another platform, continuing to perform well and earn positive feedback from users. SoluteLabs gained recognition for their technical expertise, receptiveness to feedback, and ability to transform an idea into a workable product.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m a doctor with a healthcare analytics background and I founded Remedy Social, a preventive health platform. Users answer a certain set of questions and based those answers, their health is measured by a health score. Recommendations are then intelligently developed for the user.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with SoluteLabs?

When I started this company, I was the only employee. I was looking for someone to help me develop the platform. I first built a project management team in-house, but then decided to work with SoluteLabs instead.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

There were three parts to our relationship. SoluteLabs developed my entire website, the administrative panel, and the algorithm. When we realized the algorithm needed to be changed and updated frequently as we were running more scientific calculations, they converted the algorithm into an administrative panel where everything can be changed without having to rewrite the code. The admin panel was something I found a lot of value in. The algorithm was a challenging part, though was not much integration required in my project because it is a standalone platform.

What is the team dynamic?

I was mainly interacting with Karan, one of the co-founders. There was another team member and a designer. One person was a backend Ruby on Rails developer and one frontend developer. I didn’t interact much with the developers because I don’t have a technical background.

How did you come to work with SoluteLabs?

My sister knew someone who knew of SoluteLabs, so I had a meeting with them. They were one of very few people who understood the concept of my idea very quickly. I was pretty skeptical because they are a small shop and they might not understand. I had developed a spreadsheet of requirements, and they converted everything to show me what the platform would look like and how it would be built in different phases. They were able to conceptualize it into something very concrete, so I decided to do away with the project management and outsource everything to SoluteLabs.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent between 10 and 12 lakh Rupees [$15,000 - $18,000].

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked on the project from January to July 2015.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

I don’t have any metrics because our business switched from a B2C focus to a  B2B. They were very flexible with this, which was one of the best things they did for me. We ended up licensing the platform on another e-commerce player. More often than not in the last eight years of my career, projects have to be discarded, however, in this case, a lot of components were reusable. In my opinion, that was the value. I didn’t have to go back to them to rewrite the code again, but I could reuse it for another B2B customer. That customer had positive feedback.

How did SoluteLabs perform from a project management standpoint?

They had a project management tool that we used. We were in the same city and our offices were close by, so we ended up doing a lot of in-person meetings as well. There were some hiccups in the communication. They would take a job and then disappear for a few days and then show me the end result, which was different than what I expected. Over time we were able to rectify that feedback into a much faster cycle. They would show me something, get my feedback, incorporate it, and discuss it on a more frequent basis.

What did you find most impressive about them?

The most impressive thing was their ability to take a business requirement and make it into a technical product. I think a lot of developers struggle with this. They want you to write down everything. I had the concept on an Excel spreadsheet with a few notes and they were able to create a full product from that. As a client you might want to write everything down, but you don’t always have the bandwidth.

Are there any areas they could improve?

They could improve the communication, including having more frequent updates. I don’t blame them. They’re a very small company. As they grow, it’s important for them to have a governance mechanism on a project including updates and managing the expectations of the clients.

4.5
Overall Score
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They were pretty quick and decently accurate. Sometimes things get delayed. Generally they delivered within the timeframe we had decided.
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They were very cost effective.
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    The quality was pretty good. It was very robust. They could have done a little better in terms of packaging documentation,
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I’ve already referred them to 2 or 3 clients.

Frontend Dev of Tutoring Platform

"[The] CEO takes personal commitment on each and every project."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Oct. 2015 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Solute Labs utilized HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and AngularJS to revamp various front-end websites and dashboards of a business' portal.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Chicago Metro Area
COO, Online Education Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Solute was timely on deadlines and particularly accommodating to any needs that arose, even working overtime on weekends to be as flexible as possible. The quality of work is evident and the extra effort drives home projects quickly and with little error - visible passion, from CEO to employee.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

We are an online education company. Our instruction classes are delivered in schools for intervention, acceleration, and enrichment, focusing on students in the US from kindergarten to 12th grade. I manage the end-to-end operations.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with SoluteLabs?

What we were trying to do is develop an online portal for our business needs. They have also built our marketing related websites

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Solute Labs helped us develop the front end of various websites and dashboards that we continue to use. They used many different technologies for us - HTML, CSS, JavaScript, AngularJS, and so on. For our marketing related websites, they have built various pages using HTML, CSS and JavaScript.

How did you come to work with Solute Labs?

Our technology team did a search on different companies that were available. Solute came up as one of them and our technology team evaluated them in terms of the skill sets they had, their past projects, and their suitability for our work. They were selected from many vendors we had shortlisted. Solute have been really good with their work and we are very happy to have selected them. The quality of their work has been excellent in terms of accuracy and whenever they give deadlines, they meet them. Occasionally, some things may not work perfectly (you don't get 100% perfect code in technology) but they are able to fix issues quickly and stay as close to their deadlines as possible.

How much have you invested with them?

Around $35,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We began in October 2015 and the engagement is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Our online portal is working as per requirements, with very few errors and is used by our employees on a daily basis. Our marketing websites are live and we have seen hundreds of visits per day from potential clients.

How did Solute Labs perform from a project management standpoint?

Solute Labs were very concise with their timelines estimates and consistently met their deadlines. Issues always arise in software development, but whenever they arose, they would always inform us in advance if there was some delay. Their developers and project managers were always available to discuss any issues or changes or anything that we needed. Sometimes over the weekends, if we needed some help, they would be willing to work extra and help us out - they've been very flexible.

Karan, who is the Solute Labs CEO, takes personal commitment on each and every project. Even though he may not be doing the coding, he takes personal commitment to make sure everything is delivered with the desired quality and in the desired time. I think his own drive and passion reflects in his employees as well.

What did you find most impressive about them?

The quality of work is very good in whatever they do and their timeliness is very good, as well. The fact that they are ready to put in the extra effort to make sure that you get your work done in the desired time is very impressive. At the end of the day, you want your work done correctly and without any errors - they were able to do that consistently well.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Solute Labs could increase the skill base of their company. Right now, their expertise seems to be in front-end development. To become a full stack solution company, they may need to improve their back-end capabilities. We would like to point out that we have not worked on any full stack development project with them yet, and as such we may not be the best judge of their back-end capabilities.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They did a good job. They were able to inform us from before and take corrective actions.
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Development of Instructional Fitness App

"[Solute TechnoLabs] understood quickly the style and simplicity I was looking for."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Apr. 2015 - May 2016
Project summary: 

Solute TechnoLabs designed and developed two health and wellness apps: one for nutrition and one for exercise. The team provided technical advice and found an animator to contribute to the project.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Singapore
Sonam Mehra
Founder, Small Spoon Pte. Ltd
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The final fitness app was featured on ABC News and has received around 40,000 downloads. Solute TechnoLabs was hands on during development, and diligent with communication. The team performed research and explored new solutions to create the best possible app. 

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 sole founder of Small Spoon, a wellness and fitness app. I’ve been a personal trainer for 12 years working with all age groups. I’ve helped people who are absolutely unfit to those who are super fit and in sports and marathons.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Solute TechnoLabs?

I have a team of trainers in Singapore, but I wanted to build a brand and put all my exercises together in an app to allow people around the world to use it. I had a very clear idea of the exercises I would include in the app, but I wanted a team that could bring it to life. 

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

I worked on two apps with Solute TechnoLabs. The first app is an exercise app called Seven Daily Moves, and it’s available on both iOS and Android. The second is a nutrition app. I knew what content I wanted, but I wanted advice on the simplicity of the app so that it would be easy to use. They were able to provide a lot of input, and Prakash [Founder, Solute TechnoLabs] even helped me find an animator from Denmark for the animation Solute helped with the design as well as the technology. It was a great collaboration. I wasn’t savvy in terms of technology, and they added a lot of value and really brought it to life.

What is the team dynamic? 

I worked with the founders of Solute, Prakash and Karan. Prakash worked on Seven Daily Moves, and Karan worked with me on my nutrition app.

How did you come to work with Solute TechnoLabs?

I was working on another project for my previous company where I created a health score. It’s a list of 40 questions based on activity, nutrition, positivity, and prevention. Once you answer the questions, you get a score that tells you where you can improve. I worked with another development company for this project. They charged a lot of money but didn’t do a good job. I knew I needed a company for the exercise project that was more flexible. The previous company recommended me to Solute TechnoLabs. They improved the health score product significantly. I was comfortable with them and thought of them when I had the idea for the exercise app. I didn’t look for anyone else to work on the project. I needed someone who could work with my budget. I told Solute my idea, and we moved forward with the project. I didn’t just want someone to execute the project; I wanted someone who would give their input and ideas.

How much have you invested with them?

I spent between $30,000 and $50,000 on the app.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working on the project in April 2015, and the app was launched in October 2015. They continue to do maintenance work on the app.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

When I launched the app, I didn’t expect it to go viral in the way that it did. It got featured on ABC News shortly after it launched. That gave the app an initial boost. There have been approximately 40,000 downloads. We have many users in the 20 to 30-year-old age range because they need quick and efficient workouts.

How did Solute TechnoLabs perform from a project management standpoint?

They were very hands-on. We communicated through Skype, phone, and email. We talked every day during development. They were quick to respond. There was a lot of coordination required because I was in Singapore, Solute was in India, and the animator was in Denmark. This was the first time they’d done an app like this. It was a learning experience for all of us.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They did a lot of research and were open to learning and exploring to find new solutions. Prakash pointed out so many things that I didn’t think of. He understood quickly the style and simplicity I was looking for. There was a lot of brainstorming.

Are there any areas they could improve?

There’s no project that is perfect. It was the first project they did of this type. I’m a very time sensitive person. If you tell me how long it’s going to take, then stick to that. There could’ve been more transparency on the timing. I told Solute to tell me if it’s not going to happen on time.

5.0
Overall Score There was a lot of working together. We hit it off well. I don’t think I would’ve gotten the project done otherwise.
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    There were unforeseen circumstances that changed the schedule.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They were cost sensitive. It was more about building a relationship. I might have paid more for the same output if I would’ve chosen another company.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    Definitely.

IoT App Development for Transportation Logistics Platform

" [Solute Labs] is able to talk business, but think technology."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
May 2015 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Solute TechnoLabs developed a progressive web application for various platforms to help with ground logistics. The team used Ruby on Rails to create GPS and expense trackers.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Bangalore, India
Technology Director, Transportation Logistics Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The app is very functional and has received good feedback in its beta stage. SoluteTechnoLabs is able to translate business needs into technical solutions. The team took ownership over the project and was passionate about building the best possible solution. 

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

We are a startup that organizes the ground logistics industry. What we’re trying to do is be an Uber for trucks and then move into other types of logistics. Our app allows grounds porters to find shippers and also do price discoveries to buy insurance. We cover the whole nine yards of the largest investing needs. Our company consists of 10 people right now.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Solute TechnoLabs?

We needed an app where all of our different stakeholders could log in and execute various functionalities they need. Due to the nature of the industry, we needed the platform to work on many different devices. This is because a shipper, for example, is going to be more comfortable on a computer, but a cab driver would most likely use a mobile app.  People who don’t have smartphones might need to communicate through SMS. We needed a progressive web app capable of loading across devices and be responsive to different screens.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Solute built the app from scratch. The app has a Ruby on Rails backend, with heavy integration with what we call a VTU or a vehicle tracking unit, an IoT approach where every single truck on our platform is connected and is treated with a hardware device that gives us a lot of readings about the truck. This includes the truck's location, but also its fuel level and if there’s been any harsh activation or harsh breaking. It tells us what average speed the truck maintained or if there was any filterage. There’s an emergency button on the device as well. 

We’re integrating with different service providers. This is down the road, and not built yet, but we have these dynamic debit cards that will allow the truck driver to track all expenses. They can only pay for fuel if they’ve gone a certain distance. They can spend X amount of money per day. They can spend Y amount of money per day on groceries. This is all set up by the employer, but uses the same system and can extend out to different technologies. There’s a whole bunch of different pieces we’ve put together on this progressive web app. The project has evolved to a place where we take specific features and capabilities from different windows, but our core backend is still maintained and managed by Solute TechnoLabs. 

How did you come to work with Solute TechnoLabs?

They were introduced to us by a common contact. I was pretty convinced after I met Karan [Director, Solute TechnoLabs] at Solute. He brings a very interesting experience and has worked on big data systems for some really nice telecom companies. Prakash [Director, Solute TechnoLabs] has a lot of mobile app experience. I liked that they were able to talk business but think technology.

How much have you invested with them?

We have spent a little less than $50,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together around May 2015; it’s an ongoing project.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The link is accessible to the public now, but we won’t advertise it until we finish the beta test.  It’s a progressive web app, so it isn’t really in the app stores. You just open it up on the browser and it’s available once you log in. In local groups who we’ve been showing the app to, we’ve been getting really good feedback, especially on the functionality, but also on the usability. They feel they understand what it does. They don’t need an explanation.

How did Solute TechnoLabs perform from a project management standpoint?

They’ve taken ownership of the project and to a large extent, self-govern themselves really well, at least to my satisfaction. We had regular demos with them to look at features in progress and give feedback. Separately, I would have bi-weekly reviews usually to study what happened on the last sprint, review time logs, and solve bug complexities. There was a lot of back-and-forth phone calls and screen sharing through Google Hangouts. 

What did you find most impressive about them?

I continue to work with them because they’re able to talk business, but think technology. I like the level of ownership they take over the work. I’ve gotten into heated arguments with Karan about features that we should draw out in the app because I really like the fact that they think for themselves. The level of ownership they take and their ability to translate business requirements into technical solutions is really impressive.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Some of their project management structures and support could have been more mature, but every single time I’ve asked for something done in a certain way, they’ve done it. They’re evolving. They’re a young group who are learning as they work and as they progress. They could have been better straight off the bat, but that’s just me looking for something they could have improved.

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

Customer Facing Mobile App Dev for Cosmetic Company

"I know them and I like what they do. I don’t have a need to shop for another company."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Dec. 2014 - Mar. 2015
Project summary: 

SoluteLabs built a mobile app on iOs and Android and website for a retail concept in the Swedish market.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Malmo, Sweden
CEO, Web Dev Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

SoluteLabs provides high-quality web and mobile development services for affordable prices. They are not as strong in project management as they are in development but the client plans to partner with SoluteLabs indefinitely.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

We are a small web and app company in Sweden. We started off in 2010.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Solute Technolabs?

I have used them for some specific projects. We help other companies create web pages and apps, but I also have some startups where I use Solute Technolabs to create apps.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

The second project I did with them was a native app on iOS and Android for a makeup company. Solute Technolabs also created a web page for the app. The idea for the app came from a client in Norway. The app included the ability for users to share things with each other including a ticket to a coffee shop. If they shared the app with a friend and the friend downloaded it, they both got a ticket.

There was also functionality for users to select one of ten cosmetic products to send to a friend for free every month. There were also makeup tutorials inside the app. There was a backend admin system created for the coffee tickets and free products.

The end client checked a lot of companies to develop the app and our company was one of them. I was using Solute Technolabs at that time and I told the client that I would use my partners in India to help with the app. I got the brief from the makeup company and talked to my contact from Solute Technolabs. We set a fixed price for the app after the briefing.

The app was done for the Swedish market but was never launched even though it was a great app. They launched it for some customers but they didn’t do any marketing or push the app live.

The original plan was to make it available to customers in Scandinavia but the company didn’t have the resources to launch it properly. In Sweden, there are a lot of apps built, but no one has any time to market them properly.

How many resources were assigned to your project?

There were four resources involved in the project.

How did you come to work with Solute Technolabs?

I met one of their founders two years before Solute Technolabs was created. I visited India and met them three years ago. I have worked with them for many years on different projects.

How much have you invested with Solute Technolabs?

The project cost was $25,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working on this project in December 2014, and the app was completed in March 2015.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The numbers were low because the CEO and marketing director quit at the same time. The new employees came on six months later and didn’t have any reason to start the app again.

How did Solute Technolabs perform from a project management standpoint?

During the briefing time, we talked a lot over the phone. After that, we communicated mostly by Skype and emails.

What did you find most impressive about Solute Technolabs?

I had two contact people, and I think they’re great. You have to know the people you are talking to. I know them and I like what they do. I don’t have a need to shop for another company. There are a lot of companies in India, but it feels much safer if you know the people. If the customer wants to change something, they don’t try to get 30% more. They try to stick with everything we agreed to. I’ve been working with them since 2012 and even before Solute Technolabs was started, and that shows how much I like working with them.

Are there any areas Solute Technolabs could improve?

They are better in development than in project management which also affects the price. If I ask for 30% project management time, that would be possible if I pay for the time. They are a great development company.

4.5
Overall Score
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    It’s always hard to have two big projects at the same time. Most of the time, we haven’t allocated a timeframe. They don’t have resources with nothing to do. If I send something a couple days later, they might not have the resources to work on it.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Outsourced Backend Dev for Small Business Website

"Solute TechnoLabs really stood out in terms of quality."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Mar. - June 2016
Project summary: 

Solute TechnoLabs conducted HTML implementation for a WordPress website, integrating responsive CMS designs within a custom frontend architecture. They now provide mobile app development from scratch.  

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Leudelange, Luxembourg
Project Manager, Digital Marketing Firm
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The new site boasts improved functionality and has excelled in multi-device testing. Solute TechnoLabs’ responsive communication, responsible resource allocation, and transparent workflow continue to strengthen the partnership. 

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

BACKGROUND

How did you come to work with Solute TechnoLabs?

I initially started working with Solute TechnoLabs 4–5 years ago for a company developing a mobile application. I moved to Luxemburg and referred them to my current company. After going through a test, we gave them the project.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Solute TechnoLabs?

Many developers can do a WordPress implementation, but our functionalities were more complicated. We needed the CMS [content management system] to work with our custom frontend architecture. Solute TechnoLabs understood our situation well and contributed to our project’s success. 

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We created the design in-house and discussed it with Solute TechnoLabs’ director and team in order to see if they could build our technology. They started working on the HTML integration of our PSD designs on our WordPress site. We have custom tags and other variables, and we also needed to create a responsive design. The site has been tested on PCs, smartphones, and tablets.

After the integration was finished, the work was deployed to our environment. We checked and approved it, so we gave Solute more building functionalities for the site.

They’re also working on the backend of our mobile application. The app was developed internally initially, but we didn’t have enough resources to refine it at the time. Solute started development from scratch based on our designs using Node.js.

The architecture of our site is a bit complicated. Typically, WordPress is used for displaying content, but we have a custom Node.js frontend that takes the content from the WordPress CMS. As a result, the design is always homemade, and Solute TechnoLabs has assisted with integrations and functionality development.

How much have you invested with Solute TechnoLabs?

The cost of their work on this project was around €15,000 [$17,500].

What is the status of this engagement?

The WordPress project ran from March until June 2016. The site has launched, but we’ve hired enough people for our internal team since then, so we aren’t working with Solute TechnoLabs anymore for the website. They are continuing to work on our mobile application. 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

I cannot share any metrics.

How did Solute TechnoLabs perform from a project management standpoint?

Solute TechnoLabs used the latest technologies for project management, and we’ve had a great experience working with them.

I was the project manager for our team and worked with Solute TechnoLabs’ project manager. We had weekly and daily meetings to assess the progress of our work. We used the Scrum methodology, as well as tools like Trello and Slack in order to follow tasks. We had micro-planning sessions to determine the next phase of the project and kept Gantt charts.  

What did you find most impressive about Solute TechnoLabs?

I’ve worked with another Indian company, but Solute TechnoLabs really stood out in terms of quality. I know their director and felt sure that he could supply expert developers. On other teams, even though I would be promised 5 developers, in reality, I was working with 2–3. When Solute TechnoLabs promised to deliver 5 developers, I knew that was what I’d get.

They’ve been responsive and replied even faster when we experienced problems or bugs. The team didn’t hide what they were doing. They asked for more information when they were stuck, which is not typical for Indian developers. Solute TechnoLabs has been honest in admitting when they didn’t understand something.

Are there any areas Solute TechnoLabs could improve?

The design part was the most complicated area for us. I’ve never tested Solute TechnoLabs’ skills here since Indian companies aren’t usually good at design. That may be something they could improve.  

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

Backend Admin Development for Fitness App

"Solute TechnoLabs was always flexible in accommodating our ideas."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
May - June 2016
Project summary: 

Solute TechnoLabs created a complete backend system for a sports-training mobile solution, integrating the existing product database to support in-app purchase monitoring and simplify future iterations.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Leudelange, Luxembourg
Digital Project Manager, IT Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Through Solute TechnoLabs’ proactive assistance, the app will launch next week after completing testing. The team’s consistent communication, technical proficiency, and adaptability kept the project on track and within budget. 

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

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization.

We are working with a startup company that’s developing a mobile app. I’m responsible for the communication and implementation of new solutions in terms of sales monitoring and marketing for the app. 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What business challenge were you trying to address with Solute TechnoLabs?

Our company is developing a sports mobile application based on interactions between training coaches and trainees. The coaches can offer services, diet advice, and recipes to their followers. We needed Solute TechnoLabs to help us with the backend as far as monitoring purchases made on the application.

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their involvement in greater detail.

Solute TechnoLabs created the backend of our app and made it accessible through mobile and laptop. This backend lets us monitor the list of clients, purchases, and registered coaches. We had a database that was built in Node.js. Solute TechnoLabs perfectly understood how the database worked and interfaced with different tables. I specified which tables they needed to use to fetch the information, and they demonstrated great knowledge of this language. They could easily understand the information that needed to be displayed in the backend.

How did you come to work with Solute TechnoLabs?

One of the founders of our company previously worked with Solute TechnoLabs. We did not consider any other companies because we were satisfied with them.

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

We’ve spent about €5,000 [$5,900]. 

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked together on this project from May to June 2016. 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any statistics or metrics from this engagement?

The mobile application has not been launched yet. We haven’t been able to test the backend, but we hope that the product will launch next week.

How did Solute TechnoLabs perform from a project management standpoint?

At first, I spoke with the team manager and then communicated directly with the developers. Every day, we had a Skype call and shared screens for 15–30 minutes. That was really helpful for us. Whenever we had some new features to add or encountered technical difficulties, they did always what they could to help us. The project was a success.

What distinguishes Solute TechnoLabs from other providers?

For this project, we really needed flexibility as far as features since we are working with a startup and always have new thoughts about the product. Solute TechnoLabs was always flexible in accommodating our ideas.  

Is there anything Solute TechnoLabs could have improved or done differently?

No, I have nothing to add. 

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    We have limited resources, but they didn’t stretch our budget.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    I can’t think of any failures.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Web Dev for Content Exchange Startup

"SoluteLabs’ quality of code stood out most to us."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Jan. 2015 - Jan. 2017
Project summary: 

SoluteLabs designed and developed the frontend for a content exchange platform. The team created a prototype and laid out the UI/UX. They used HTML5, CSS, and Java.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Malmö, Sweden
Per Ljungwall
Founder & CEO, ZKYON
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The platform launched and satisfied all requirements. Despite occasional miscommunication, SoluteLabs led a smooth workflow thanks to their multiple project managers, excellent communication, and top-notch code.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m the founder and CEO of Zkyon, a content exchange platform for blogger and vloggers.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire SoluteLabs?

We engaged SoluteLabs for design and frontend development services.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted to create new values for the online media industry.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

SoluteLabs was recommended by another agency.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

SoluteLabs built a prototype frontend and created the UI/UX and design. They used HTML5, CSS, and Java.

What was the team composition?

We worked with four people.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The platform launched and was ultimately acquired in 2018 by a larger media group. We’re happy with the results of SoluteLabs’ work.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

A project manager in Sweden communicated with the project managers in India.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

SoluteLabs’ quality of code stood out most to us.

Are there any areas for improvement?

We sometimes had issues due to a language barrier.

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

Customer Rewards App Development

"They have the competency to pick up any challenge."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
June 2015 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

SoluteLabs developed an iOS and Android coupon app with complex algorithmic capabilities. They built this GPS-enabled app from scratch, taking care to enhance it for improved battery life and analytics.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
San Francisco, California
Alok Jariwala
CEO, CardRewardz.com
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Solute joined the startup as partners to complete the project. The team successfully launched a functioning app in 2 countries, maintaining great teamwork and a flexible working style. They excel at training new training and resources to ensure their team is up-to-date and ready for new challenges.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I'm CEO and founder of the App CardRewardz, which is available in the USA and India on both Apple and Android app stores. We developed a consumer product to provide credit card and coupon/sales recommendations to consumers while they are shopping.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire SoluteLabs?

We hired Solute to develop a complex algorithmic consumer app to be released on both the Apple and Android store.

What were your goals for this project?

The engagement was a long-term, iterative approach to build a product from scratch.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We were a small startup building our idea from scratch. Other companies had hefty overhead and were too expensive. Other companies were more oriented towards getting the project by whatever means possible to start billing, without really understanding the complexity of the product and what challenges we might have in building a solution. Solute's team is hands on including the founders who have wealth of experience and knowledge. The Solute team was open to working as a part of our team, joining our vision to overcome the difficulties we foresaw.

Describe the project in detail.

We started with iOS first & then branched out to Android. There were many challenges we had to overcome; we needed a good use of GPS, comparing the GPS location with our database and with 3rd party location API to filter results. We used geofencing technology to send notifications and email verifications using 3rd party applications. We were cautious about battery usage to enhance the overall performance optimization of the app. We integrated Google Analytics, Mixpanel & other analytical tools to get the data we needed. The app was completely API enabled on JSON/RESTful implementation.

What was the team composition?

We had 2 App developers, a backend developer, user experience resources, and a visual designer.

 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

They have excellent teamwork. We launched 2 apps in 2 countries. Thus far, everything is working great.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

Our working relationship is open, flexible, and accommodating to a great extent. We had monthly release cycles, worked on by a small agile team. Every release saw a set of new features and bug fixes released.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Solute's founders are ready to take on any challenge, they provide great training and coaching to the rest of the team. They have the competency to pick up any challenge.

Are there any areas for improvement?

They could do more to hire good, motivated engineers, and take on more complex software projects to build their reputation and intellectual property. They need to get more involved in research-related projects for upcoming new technologies, and also choose their clients carefully.

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