Software Development

Solvd, Inc. is a software engineering company focused on Mobile and Web solutions for VC-backed startups and booming tech companies.

Since 2011, we have built applications for a variety of fields including sports, healthcare, education, media, fintech, and logistics. Depending on the needs and challenges of your business we quickly scale your team with professionals complementing the skill gaps in your staff or provide you with a dedicated team of brightest brains fully devoted to your project.

Focusing on a long-term partnership lets us get to the very core of the business and assist our clients to create market-dominant products (MAU>1M). We treat every project as it is our own. Our strategy is based on caring and providing exceptional quality regardless of whether our client is a startup or a well-known mature brand.

 
$25,000+
 
$50 - $99 / hr
 
50 - 249
 Founded
2011
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Roseville, CA
headquarters
  • 300 Harding Blvd. Suite 114 Roseville,
    Roseville, CA 95678
    United States
other locations
  • 39a Mogilevskaya str. 410
    Minsk, MI 220007
    Belarus
  • 15, Komarova str
    Chernivtsi, CV 58018
    Ukraine
  • 462, Avellaneda, Tandil
    Buenos Aires, B 7000
    Argentina

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QA & App Testing for Fitness Tracker

“We really depended on them, and they were great to work with.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$1,000,000 - $9,999,999
 
Sept. 2012 - Feb. 2015
Project summary: 

Solvd Inc improved QA procedures for a health and fitness company. They automated much of the process and supported iOS, Android, and web versions based in React and Ruby on Rails.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
San Francisco, California
Michael Lee
CEO, MyFitnessPal
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The speed of development accelerated, thanks to the automation Solvd Inc put in place. The release schedule exceeded expectations, and the relationship was bolstered by Solvd Inc’s flexibility, responsiveness, and strong skillset.

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 was the CEO of a health and fitness community. We helped people make better decisions about what to eat, with over 200 million members.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Solvd Inc?

We've worked with them for years. Originally, they helped us with QA. We were a small team, and we faced challenges with bugs.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They did a phenomenal job fixing our QA process. Together, we did manual testing, and they added a lot of automation over time. That work dramatically changed our development process and gave us the ability to test faster. The platform was built for iOS, Android, and a Ruby on Rails web app. We recently moved to React on the frontend. Solvd helped with all three platforms.

At the end of our relationship, they did some development work for us. We were acquired by a larger company, and Solvd eventually became responsible for all the apps and sites that fell under that new umbrella.

What is the team composition?

At its largest, the team was somewhere between 20-30. I'm not sure exactly how many people were directly involved or what their specific roles were.

How did you come to work with Solvd Inc?

We hired a QA manager, and he brought in Solvd. He had a relationship with one of their founders, and we relied on them more and more over the course of our relationship.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent between $1 million-$5 million on their services.

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked together on our main platform between September 2012–February 2015.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The automation they added to our QA process sped up development and dramatically changed the way we executed tests. The quality was higher, and our release schedule was much denser. The work was quicker than anything we had done before and faster than what we thought was capable.

How did Solvd Inc perform from a project management standpoint?

They were terrific project managers. They're very responsive, and they took on a lot of the burden. We really depended on them, and they were great to work with.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They did everything well, and they're fantastic with QA automation. A lot of their team is based in Eastern Europe, but they shifted several people to US hours. They were very accommodating, and they made the process so easy for us.

Are there any areas they could improve?

There isn't anything I can think of that they should improve.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Have a clear idea of what you hope to accomplish and how the product should work. If you give them direction, they will give you what you want. They helped us figure out what we needed, but the clearer you are, the easier the process will go.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They were always on time.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They always stayed within our budget.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    The results were great.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I've referred them several times.

Outsourced QA and Engineering Services for Software Startup

“They’re a fantastic and reliable partner.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Dec. 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Solvd Inc provides outsourced engineering and QA services to a software startup. They help reduce a bug backlog and do overnight test passes of full spec software.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 employees
 
San Francisco, California
David Brickhill
VP Engineering, Famous Industries
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Solvd Inc excels at managing expectations by executing thorough work yet moving quickly. Professional and transparent, the team accommodates internal processes and needs. The consistency of their expertise and capabilities, along with their strong technical communication skills, set them apart.

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 VP of engineering at Famous Industries, a startup. We make software to help everyone create and publish progressive web apps.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Solvd Inc?

We needed to scale our QA and engineering capacity very rapidly, while still ensuring reliable results.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

There are two components of what Solvd Inc does. First, they do a full test pass of overnight QA. The QA is for our full spec software.

Second, they do software engineering, the primary focus of which is to reduce our bug backlog. They work in our stack, which is almost entirely JavaScript sitting on top of many standard JavaScript libraries, like React and MobX.

What is the team composition?

We work with about twenty team members. My team has two main points of contact, one for QA and another for engineering, who we communicate with daily. We also have monthly communication with business contacts.

How did you come to work with Solvd Inc?

Our head of QA had previously worked with Solvd Inc. They were originally brought on just for QA, but last April, they let us know that they also had engineering resources available. We did a small trial with two engineers, and we were happy with the results, so we scaled up from there.

What is the status of this engagement?

The engagement began in December 2018, and it’s ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Solvd Inc does a thorough and careful job while moving very rapidly. They’re a fantastic and reliable partner.

How did Solvd Inc perform from a project management standpoint?

Solvd Inc’s communication is professional and dependable, which is a big factor of why we like working with them so much. The key to navigating mistakes or delays, which are inevitable in software development, is to be transparent in communication. Solvd Inc makes every effort to keep us fully updated.

They participate fully and very well in all of our processes, such as tracking the project.  They’re also very accommodating; when you scale up quickly and get a lot of people all at once, not everyone is going to be a fit. Solvd Inc has been outstanding at swapping out team members if they don’t meet our needs.

They’re also great at tracking and billing. Their invoices are extremely thorough and tell us in great detail what we’re getting for our money.

What did you find most impressive about them?

I’ve worked with many external engineering and QA providers for several decades, and inconsistent skill level is typical. Solvd Inc offers a high level of consistency, which means they must have a thorough vetting process.

A majority of their team also has excellent technical communication skills in English, which certainly sets them apart. The extent to which their organization goes out of their way to be professional and accommodating of our needs cannot be overstated.

Are there any areas they could improve?

For what they do for us, I can’t point to anything. The cost and reliability are excellent.

Any advice for potential customers?

This is general advice for anybody outsourcing, but you should have a highly structured need and be able to describe that need.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Scheduling isn’t really applicable, since we use more of a rapid iteration process.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I’d have no hesitation recommending them.