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
  • 970 Reserve Dr #205
    Roseville, CA 95678
    United States
other locations
  • 39a Mogilevskaya str. 410
    Minsk 220007
    Belarus
  • 15, Komarova str
    Chernivtsi 58018
    Ukraine
  • 462, Avellaneda, Tandil
    Buenos Aires 7000
    Argentina

Portfolio

Key clients: 
Under Armour, NerdWallet, MyFitnessPal, Famous Industries, TriPointLab, etc.
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Software QA for Personal Finance Site

NerdWallet is a personal finance site in the U.S. that offers financial tools and objective advice to help people understand their options and make the best possible decisions.

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MyFitnessPal

MyFitnessPal is a smartphone app and website that tracks diet and exercise to determine optimal caloric intake and nutrients for the users’ goals and uses gamification elements to motivate users. Users can either scan the barcodes of various food items or manually add them in the database of over five million different foods. Working in conjunction with over 50 devices and apps including Fitbit and Garmin wearable devices users

can synchronize their health data to third-party devices for easier mobility. In a Consumer Reports diet rating, the free version of MyFitnessPal was rated the best free program (with 83 points) in overall satisfaction, “maintenance, calorie awareness, and food variety”.

Solutions provided by Solvd

  • A full cycle of Quality Assurance with guaranteed QA Sign off for Quality of each software release.

  • 360-degree test automation: mobile, web, API, localization, performance fitness gear integration

  • Continuous Delivery process fully set for MFP WEB testing - no manual qa effort for regression testing of the web platform

  • Mobile Cloud solution - Continuous automated test execution on the farm of real hardware mobile devices

  • Software Development as the part of the core MFP team
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Learning management system with multiplayer VR and AR

B2B adaptive learning platform and system for education and training. With fully immersive VR/AR teaching in real time that allows instructors to lead a group of students on-site or remotely (regardless of device – phone/tablet/web/VR/AR).
The project is of high complexity: real-time multiplayer education in the virtual space means complex network logic, as well as the subject field requires most medically accurate 3D

modeling, largely derived from the real human data.

Technology stack: .Net Core, MSSQL, Azure, Unity 3D, Docker, Identity Server
Programming languages: С#, Javascript, T4
Platforms: cross-platform: IOS, Android, Web, Mac, Windows
App: Mobile, Standalone, Web

Solution provided by Solvd

  • VR clients for desktop (Oculus) and mobile (IOS, Android),

  • Mobile AR clients (IOS, Android),

  • Complex backend,

  • Regular 3d-viewers (WEB, standalone desktop and mobile),

  • Admin tool for professors (models, scenes and tour management) which provides faculty with the ability to curate the content and directly correlate to daily or weekly topical learning objectives.

  • Solution for exhibitions and museums (3d desktop / VR desktop).

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Progressive Web Application Design Tool

 

Famous is a web tool that enables designers to import, design, animate, preview, share (without need to install anything on any device) and publish (to any domain) beautiful mobile, tablet, and desktop experiences without any coding.

 

Technology stack: React, MobX, Node, Electron, GitLab CI/CD, Docker, PostgreSQL, AWS

Platforms: MacOS, Windows,

Web

Solution provided by Solvd

  • Software engineering services
  • A full cycle of QA
  • Test automation services

 

Reviews

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Staff Augmentation for Software Development Company

"They’re quite helpful and dedicated while also skilled enough to move in other directions."

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

Solvd Inc provides an out-of-house development team for a software company. They help develop applications in JavaScript and React. Their team also assists with QA. 

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Porto, Portugal
Ricardo Sousa
CEO, ColorElephant
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Solvd Inc's team is highly professional and receives great internal feedback. Whether working as a full-scale team or augmenting the client's staff, Solvd Inc approaches development flexibly and competently. Their team hits all deadlines and is very approachable. 

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the CEO at a software development company. We work with brands to bring a product or idea to market. That involves strategy, design, and development services.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Solvd Inc.?

We had a couple of challenging projects where we needed to add more skilled developers to our capacity.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They provided out-of-house developers. We mostly utilized their team of engineers. They worked on JavaScript and React.js projects for web apps and a robust business application. On one project, they provided full-scale development. In a different project, they offered team augmentation. They also supplied QA services.

Initially, we worked with them on a time-sensitive project, which went well. We then extended it further to more projects.

What is the team composition?

It varies by project, but we have contact with 4–5 people. This includes engineers and business managers.

How did you come to work with Solvd Inc.?

We had a posting on a popular freelance marketplace. They approached us with a creative solution to the challenge we were facing. After that, they moved onto bigger projects for us.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve invested $75,000–$100,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

The engagement began in November 2018 and is still ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

From our team’s perspective, the general sense is that they’re professional people that deliver. They care about what they’re doing. The end client and other stakeholders have had very positive feedback. They’re proficient in working as primary developers or augmenting an existing team.

How did Solvd Inc. perform from a project management standpoint?

They’re quite flexible. They worked well with a traditional project management approach where we communicated through one point of contact. Their team also excelled at working under augmentation and directly communicating with us. Whenever we were stuck, they always provided someone to try and fix problems, such as when things weren’t going as quickly or clearly as we wanted. They hit all deadlines without any trouble.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They have experience and are good at what they do while also being very open and approachable. If they don’t agree, they’ll tell you or come up with their own approach. They’re quite helpful and dedicated while also skilled enough to move in other directions.

Are there any areas they could improve?

It’s always difficult to be perfect in every front. From our side, whenever there was a problem, they always showed up and fixed it, so there’s nothing specific I would have them do. Maybe just having more review and QA bundled with the development services.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

If you want to work with them, I would clearly define goals. If you share the business goals, they can really stand out and provide more value. Listening to their advice and experience is also helpful. There were a few projects where that was useful. Just be a good client and let the developers do their work.  

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

Ongoing Dev Work for Consumer Electronics Company

“They gave me peace of mind throughout our collaboration.”

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

Expanding their responsibilities with the client over years, Solvd Inc served as the go-to front- and backend development partner for a sporting smart glasses company. They also executed QA tests.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Israel
Ilay Avni
Head of Sales, Marketing & Customer Success, Everysight
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The team was attentive, focused, and driven to deliver high-quality products according to timelines. Prioritizing QA to iron out bugs, their consistent ability to creatively solve complex problems strengthened the deliverables and the overall relationship. Their dedication made a strong impact.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

In a former role, I was head of sales, marketing, and customer success for a consumer electronics company. We developed smart glasses specifically for sports cyclists. Essentially, the product allows users to project data in front of their eyes, such as heartbeat or distance traveled.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Solvd Inc?

In that role, I worked with them on the company e-commerce platform and corporate site.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We were a small company with limited development resources. I wanted to expand our capabilities by hiring a partner. When we brought them on, their involvement in our operations expanded over time. They started off by developing the frontend of the platform.

Then, we decided to stop working with our backend developer and allocate that responsibility to them, too. From there, they took on a customer portal project that fell under the authority of a different division. We kept using them for different projects because we were very happy with their work.

In all of that, they helped us through several development challenges. For instance, we wanted to enable metrics like speed and heartbeat to change in real-time depending on user actions. If they looked to the left, the video projection would pan to the left. We couldn’t figure out how to build this internally, However, Solvd Inc listened to the requirements and returned with several different approaches that would fulfill the experience. In addition, they provided cost and time estimations that would cover everything, including development and QA testing.

Over the years, they worked on several other projects with us as well. In that way, they delivered what could be considered a turnkey solution. 

What is the team composition?

At a minimum, we worked with two resources. When we were approaching a big deadline, headcount was between 6–8 team members from their end.

How did you come to work with Solvd Inc?

Several years ago, I was frustrated about not having the reliable web development resources we needed to most effectively operate. I asked one of my employees to explore freelance websites and randomly select five companies that could potentially help us. From there, I gave each vendor $100 and a development challenge that served as a test. After that, I reviewed the code and quality of service for each. We found Solvd Inc to be the best and started working with them.

How much have you invested with them?

In total, we ended up spending between $100,000–$250,000 on their services. That came out to about $10,000 each month.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with them in May 2017 and continue to do so.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

I worked with a super dedicated team that cared about quality. They have a sizable QA testing department, so they’re always thinking about providing high-quality deliverables. While Solvd Inc values precision and a job well done, it’s very hard to find developers that can create something without bugs. My expectations allowed for a few bugs. It was more important that our partner could think through all the possible end results and tackle tough problems. Then, when we go into testing, that minor bugs can be sorted out. They were definitely able to deliver on that front.  

How did Solvd Inc perform from a project management standpoint?

I collaborated with two project managers who were both very responsive. Their communication was great. It took within an hour to hear back from them. When they promise to get back to you, they do. We found them to be incredibly responsive and organized.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They gave me peace of mind throughout our collaboration. I could trust in their ability to research technologies, estimate costs, and solve major problems that touched every aspect of our product. In all of that, they could take the heavy lifting off my shoulders.

I see them as true partners because I know I can count on them to address my needs and goals. They provided top solutions and met the required deadlines. There were instances when they worked through the night several days in a row to meet deadlines. Even though I’m with a new company now, I still use their web development services.  

Are there any areas they could improve?

I can’t think of anything.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Gradually, make them aware of all aspects of your project. They took tons of weight off my shoulders, but that didn’t happen on day one. At first, you need to be specific with the requirements to get them familiar with your expectations. Then, you’ll be able to invest less time on your end to manage them. At that point, they will run amazingly fast with the project.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They definitely earned a perfect score.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Frontend Dev for Online Film Finance Marketplace

“They’ve created the platform swiftly with their top-notch developers.”

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

Solvd Inc made Angular migrations, API integrations, e-commerce functionalities, and more possible on a film financing platform. They’re the client’s lasting, go-to partner for web development.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Los Angeles, California
Ann Nguyen
CTO, Slated
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The team effectively blended with the internal team, aligning with its goals and priorities. They’ve consistently shown expressed their investment in the engagement through their hard work and ability to coordinate with the client’s staff. They communicate regularly to ensure satisfaction.

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 CTO of an online film finance marketplace.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Solvd Inc?

We decided to hire a distributed team to get coverage around the world. Our team was originally introduced to their frontend developer, who’s led the charge in building our product.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

While working with us, they’ve touched pretty much every part of our site. We’ve had an ongoing relationship with them for quite a few years. They’ve helped us build out the frontend of our product. In that effort, we’ve gone through several Angular migrations with them. They’ve led us through that process.

The product they created is the marketplace for film projects that are ready for financing. We offer a few services that allow transparency and profitability forecasting for a given project. Our team recently introduced an opportunity matchmaking service, tool. They’ve made all of that possible on the frontend, working on e-commerce elements, script analysis, financial analysis.

Beyond that, they’ve enabled the site to interact with external APIs and render data to be compatible with them. At this point, they’ve been fully integrated into our team. It feels like we’ve been partners forever. 

What is the team composition?

Right now, we only have one developer working with us. However, headcount has varied slightly in the past.

How did you come to work with Solvd Inc?

Initially, we were looking for independent contractors online. We found Solvd Inc and had such a great experience with them in our trial phase. Our team decided to continue to work with them based on the high-quality developers they’ve introduced to us. 

How much have you invested with them?

In total, we’ve spent between $150,000–$250,000 on the project.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with them in May 2017, and our engagement is still ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Their developers go above and beyond in their work. They’re proactive with the product and are invested in the effort. There’s usually only so much we can expect from independent contractors in terms of investment, but they work extremely hard. Additionally, they collaborate well with our team and communicate effectively.  

How did Solvd Inc perform from a project management standpoint?

We have an in-house production team that set up mockups and frameworks. Solvd Inc communicates with the team to make sure specs are clear before going into our code. They’re great about checking in to make sure we’re happy with their developments. 

Communication is easy, especially through the developer we met initially. He’s stepped up to a more senior role in the effort because he knows the product fairly intimately. His job is to make sure the code meets our standards and coordinate with the rest of the product team. He’s very attuned to our needs, and we’re satisfied with the work. 

What did you find most impressive about them?

They’ve created the platform swiftly with their top-notch developers. The quality of developers and communication has been excellent. I’ve never had a bad experience with them, which is surprising given our long-term partnership.  

Are there any areas they could improve?

I can’t think of anything. We’ve built a positive relationship that I hope to continue for a while.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

We’ve benefitted from making sure that we get proactive, communicative developers. Communication is extremely important, especially with a remote, distributed partner. It’s critical that tasks aren’t miscommunicated.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They care about our company’s needs and schedule.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They’ve allowed us to perform and produce twice as much for a great price.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They’re proactive about delivering high-quality code.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Front-End Web Plug-In Dev for Fashion Tech Co

"Compared to others, Solvd Inc has been outstanding."

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

Solvd Inc supports front-end development of a plug-in prototype for a fashion technology company. Following guidelines, they work to build an interface that creates consumer profiles for retailer platforms.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
London, United Kingdom
CEO, Fashion Tech Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Delivering results on time, Solvd Inc has been a dependable partner. The team has been transparent, providing accurate budget and timeline estimates. They have managed the project effectively, which supports continued 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 and CEO of a fashion technology company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Solvd Inc?

We needed help with front-end development.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Solvd Inc works to deliver a prototype that would help us to reach a proof of concept. We provided wireframes, which weren’t done professionally since I’m not a UX designer but their team has been able to translate our ideas into functionalities well. The product will function as a plug-in on a retailer’s website. When consumers enter a site, they'll be asked questions. Based on their answers, the plug-in establishes a profile. Solvd Inc has helped create that entire interface with us.

What is the team composition?

We’ve worked with a project manager who was also a developer at one point. We have about five people total on the team.

How did you come to work with Solvd Inc?

We started working with them through Upwork. The initial contact was good, and our engagement grew from there.

What is the status of this engagement?

The project began in April 2018, and our collaboration with Solvd Inc’s ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Our product isn’t live, so metrics are difficult to provide. Solvd Inc has been on time with their delivery. Their team has been fit for purpose, building what has been expected. They’ve also been good when estimating project budgets.

How did Solvd Inc perform from a project management standpoint?

Mainly, we’ve used Slack but have moved to Jira as well. They’ve been excellent.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They’ve been a trustworthy and reliable team to work with. Compared to others, Solvd Inc has been outstanding.

Are there any areas they could improve?

It’s nothing detrimental, but some of their developers would benefit from more frequent communication with us.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Prompt them for communication. If you're not sure they'll get back to you, don’t wait. Go ahead with the project and enjoy the ride.

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

AR/VR Dev for Medical Student Learning Platform

“We’re happy with the way things worked out, and our workflows and task orientations run really smoothly now.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
June 2017 - Apr. 2019
Project summary: 

Solvd Inc developed a cloud-based VR application allowing medical students to study complex topics by immersion in that environment. They built data transfer and visuals across web, iOS, Android, and Steam VR.

The Reviewer
 
2-10 Employees
 
Redwood City, California
Founder, Platform Creation Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The product has far exceeded project stakeholder’s expectations, receiving high praise not only from users on the quality but also from engineers impressed by the backend functionality. Solvd Inc brought impressive talent to the table and understood their client’s business requirements well.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

My company develops medical education technology, and I’m the president and CEO.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Solvd Inc?

We were looking for someone to provide an entire development stack. We had no in-house developers, so we need everything from backend database content buckets, to web-based administrative tools, to a VR frontend user client on web and mobile.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Our goal is to provide health care students with additional tools to help them understand more complicated topics such as anatomy. We needed to develop a full-stack VR application that would place students in the situations they were studying, and we needed to develop it with the capability to scale this up to a global level.

We relied on a variety of developers through Solvd Inc who performed different tasks like architecting the database and designing the code that would drive the database and the user interface. We required a graphics engineer who was able to handle the incoming 3D content that we make use of and was able to perform a lot of optimization tasks on that.

In order to make the application as high quality as we wanted and also deliverable over a cell network, we had to invest heavily in our development talent. Everything had to be able to draw information across web interfaces, iOS and Android, and Steam VR quite quickly.

What is the team composition?

At any given time, we had 2–4 people working on the project, and the allocation of those resources shifted over time between more senior and junior developers as certain objectives were met.

How did you come to work with Solvd Inc?

I’ve known one of their employees for close to eleven years now from a content management project that we worked on for another company. We stayed in touch over the years, and once he started working with the folks at what is now Solvd Inc, their experience and expertise just seemed like a perfect fit.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent around $300,000 on the project.  

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked with them from June 2017–April 2019

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The opinions of professors and students using the content are what we really value most because ultimately that’s who our customer is, and we’ve gotten some really great feedback on that side. Instructors are constantly telling me how easy the program is to use and how quickly everything loads and students have also said that the environment looks and interacts better than anybody else’s.

At the same time, we’ve actually gotten feedback from people on the engineering side remarking on how smoothly everything operates. One gentleman, in particular, was kind of flabbergasted and didn’t believe that it was on the cloud at first. So, we’re really proud of the optimization that we’ve achieved in that regard.

How did Solvd Inc perform from a project management standpoint?

We’re happy with the way things worked out, and our workflows and task orientations run really smoothly now. Once we both got used to each others’ style of operation, we were able to map out the operation very well.

What did you find most impressive about them?

I think the most impressive thing is their scale. They have so much different talent that they’ve been able to grow their company very quickly and having access to all those different skillsets for different requirements can be extremely useful on a project like this.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Our approach to project management has evolved over our relationship, and we had some issues to iron out in terms of managing priorities and communication channels at first. I think that’s mostly attributable to organizational changes within their company and the usual kind of growing pains that you see in a project, more so than any inherent problem.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Pay a lot of attention to your specifications upfront wherever possible. Have somebody on your team who’s heading up all the wireframes, mockups, etc. This is true of any project, but the more time you spend in the planning stages, the quicker and better the result.

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

Software QA for Personal Finance Site

“They are the most well-rounded service provider I’ve ever found.”

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

Solvd Inc handles all QA tasks for a financial advising company, running regression testing on pre-developed processing software and assisting with product development.

The Reviewer
 
201-500 Employees
 
San Francisco, California
Marina Ryzhikova
Senior Director of Engineering, NerdWallet
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The experience and tools that Solvd Inc brought to the table at the beginning of the project significantly sped up processes and allowed the collaboration to hit the ground running. Their team is skilled at project management, ensuring that all parties have the resources they need to be effective.

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 work for a company called Nerd Wallet, which is a customer-first finance advice company. I am a senior director of engineering here.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Solvd Inc?

When I joined Nerd Wallet around two years ago, there was no QA aspect of our business, so it was basically a content only company. Once we started to become a little more product-centered in our services, we were introducing more complicated features and realized we needed a QA department to go along with it. I was charged with building and hiring the resources we needed to get that done.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Solvd Inc is involved in all QA tasks that we do across the board. Their team brought in tools and information frameworks they had already established in order to manage similar systems. They are the main execution drivers on all of our regression testing and on all of our development projects as well.

What is the team composition?

They have about 17 individuals working on our account.

How did you come to work with Solvd Inc?

I interviewed multiple companies for the work we needed, and my main interest was that they be a one-stop-shop. I didn’t want someone to do manual testing, because I knew that as we scaled, we were going to need to be able to automate these processes.

I also wanted the company to come in with their own expertise because I had other generational challenges that I needed to solve so I needed them to be able to handle that aspect of their work internally. They ticked all the boxes there, so we went with them.

How much have you invested with them?

Right now, we’re spending almost $1,000,000 a year.

What is the status of this engagement?

We’ve been working together since September 2017.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Because of the infrastructure that they brought to the project, we were able to take advantage of the reporting functionality and could actually measure the results of the runs really quickly as everything developed. Having their solutions for automation means you don’t have to reinvent the wheel and getting up to speed quickly in that way was a huge bonus for us.

How did Solvd Inc perform from a project management standpoint?

They have a great understanding of bug tracking and logging issues and are willing to shift their working hours so they can accommodate any needs we have. Their hard work gained the respect of our developers in San Francisco, which is a very difficult thing to do.

Their team does a great job of communicating with us around timelines and issues. They always make sure that our headquarters has all the information they need to effectively make decisions and that they have all the resources they need to keep up with the pace we ask of them.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They are the most well-rounded service provider I’ve ever found. Easily one of the best companies I’ve ever worked with.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Because there is such a big cultural difference between Eastern Europe and California, individual members of their team often don’t have the best interview skills, but we’ve actually been able to work with them on that aspect in order to help their team demonstrate their talent over people who just present themselves well.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Go for it and just have clear expectations for what you want out of the engagement. If you don’t know yourself and your goals as a company you will never be able to scale effectively, no matter how much help you have. They can help you in every other way after that.

5.0
Overall Score We have been able to establish a very good working relationship.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    We have had no issues.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    I have been able to save millions of dollars.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Everything that they promised, they delivered.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

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.