An Enterprise Mobile App Development Company

Space-O is one stop solution for all your mobile software development needs. From concept to development to marketing to ongoing maintenance, Space-O delivers. Space-O delivers no matter how diverse or complex the project is.

Space-O's ability to meet such not-so-easy expectations has emerged from its team of experts; all of them have years of experience in global software services and product engineering industry.

Started with just a team of two in 2010, Space-O is 200+ people company having its offices and development centers in India, Russia, Siberia and Vietnam. 

We, at Space-O, with a success mantra of “Design-led-Engineering”, work with best-of-the-best fine art grads from top design institutes such as NID and best-of-the-best engineers who work from our own global delivery centers from Ahmedabad, India, St. Petersberg, Russia. Tomsk, Siberia – Russia, HCM City, Vietnam.

Very few companies dare to adopt to such a challenging model where its own skin is in the game.Design Led Engineering + Best-of-the-best designers + Best-of-the-best engineers from around the world = Your Success (and ours too)!

 
$5,000+
 
$25 - $49 / hr
 
50 - 249
 Founded
2010
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Ahmedabad, India
headquarters
  • Space-O Technologies
    1005, 10th floor, Abhishree Adroit, Besides Gwalia Sweets, Mansi Circle
    Ahmedabad, GJ 380015
    India
    +91 960 143 3998
other locations
  • Space-O Technologies
    Frunze 25
    Tomsk, TOM 25
    Russia
    +7 382 222 8990
  • Space-O Technologies
    1001 E Evelyn Ter
    Sunnyvale, CA 4086
    United States
    +1 650 666 3071
  • Space-O Technologies
    501 West Fountainhead Pkwy #501
    Tempe, AZ 85282
    United States
    +1 424 341 2330

Portfolio

Key clients: 

Nike, McAfee, Starwesttech, Saint-Gobain, Zumbox, Scuderia, Ferrari, Stanford HCI Group, Ayolla, ShotStats, MobStar, TheAppHoles

Trackster - GPS Tracking of Employees, Family and Friends

Trackster™ is a revolutionary and inexpensive GPS based application that works on the iPhone or iPad, utilizing Maps. Trackster™ allows you to track, find and follow your family, friends and employees who also download the Trackster™ app to their smartphones. If you want to know where your employees, family or friends are, find them instantly with Trackster™.

PARENT - Trackster™ allows you to track and follow your kids throughout the day. Trackster™ allows your kids to check in without calling to let you know they have arrived at a specific location and again, when they leave. It's an app that the whole family will value and enjoy for just pennies a day.

EMPLOYER - If you're an employer, Trackster™ allows you to track and find your employees in the field, ensuring that they are at the proper location and detailing how much time they spend at each location. It also supports detailed downloadable reporting.

FRIENDS - Download the Trackster™ app to your...

Teezr - A Photo & Video Social Networking App

Who doesn't enjoy some playful teasing? Teezr allows you to send censored pictures and messages to your friends that becomes uncensored once the set timer reaches zero. Take a picture or write a message, add your censors, set the timer, and tease away! Once the full content is seen, it will disappear forever... unless of course they take a screenshot!

Teasing can be fun and addictive! Tease about anything and test the curiosity of those you are teasing. Send pictures or messages of what you have planned for tonight, what you are cooking, a sneak peak of a gift you have waiting for them, or a romantic picture just for that special someone. The possibilities are endless!

Besides teasing your friends, you can tease those who become a fan of yours. Do you have a business? A website? Are you a singer or actor? Or just a popular social media star? Then go ahead and tease your loyal fans with new products, release dates of your next big event, or simply...

Pamoja - Find Local Students for Babysitter, Athletic Training and GCF Tutoring Help

Instantly find local students to help you with babysitting, tutoring, athletic training and more.

Good help is hard to find. And finding help that is reliable and trustworthy is even harder.

With the importance of security and privacy, Pamoja, Swahili for “Together”, connects parents looking for help with local students looking to reach their goals.

GREAT FOR PARENTS & STUDENTS

All student profiles are linked to a parent/guardian’s profile so you can securely find the help you need!

The guardian approves, monitors and is notified of communications and interactions of their student's profile.

AN EASY WAY FOR STUDENTS TO FIND BABYSITTING, TUTORING AND TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES.

Are you a student looking to help other students or find after school opportunities in your area? Build your profile and promote your expertise through Pamoja.

As a student, you need to link your profile to your guardian's...

Smarket - Ecommece Application

Ecommerce Platform for Brands and Influencer and customer.

 

 

SkyCheckIn - A Innovative Social Networking App

Skycheckin.com is an innovative social network used by business and leisure travelers to connect and create social connections with each other by "checking in" into upcoming flights they will be taking.

Skycheckin is the ultimate in-flight networking experience, aimed at the travel enthusiast but not limited to the business traveler.

Skycheckin uses a GPS model and interactive framework to give travelers a new way to meet each other on EVERY commercial airline around the world, the opportunity to meet each other before arriving at destination, to create business relationships, share personal preferences and travel tips! The experience doesn't need to end at landing. Keep the conversation going with other Skycheckers you meet during your flights thanks to a fun message system!

It's all about airlines, people and real connections.

Quite For Health

Quit For Health is a motivational app to help those looking to quit or stay clean of smoking, soda, alcohol, and/or chewing tobacco.

Quit For Health will show you real-time statistics on your progress to help you stay strong and motivated. By seeing your progress, it may give you that extra push to follow through! Some examples include:

Smoking, Soda, Chewing tobacco, Alcohol
- How many years, days, and hours since your last cigarette
- How many cigarettes you have avoided
- How much tar you have avoided
- How much money you have saved

Reach milestones one by one as time passes that will continue to encourage you to reach the next goal.

Quit For Health is customized to you. You can set if you're ready to quit now, or whether you intend to do so at a later time. Set your own goals by writing specific notes and/or uploading photos that are motivational to you. Easily reference back to them during the tough times.

Reach...

Samuel Peter HairDressing

Samuel Peter Hairdressing in Warrington are a Chic Hair Salon offering a high standard of Hair Styling, Cuts and Coloring.

MobStar

Social talent discovery, support, & development platform.

Authentic 15 second videos, global competitions, and crowd-funded support… Open to anyone with a smartphone, show the world what you’ve got!
Join MobStar and reinvent the discovery, support, and development of talents globally.

MobStar is currently still being developed further and we value your thoughts & experiences with the app. If you spot any bugs or would like to give us feedback, simply shake your device to take a screenshot and send a report.

Website: http://www.mobstar.com/

Golf Payout Calculator

Calculates how much each player wins in a golf skins game and who pays who. Simple and easy to use.

Fetched Good News

GET READY TO SMILE.....Fetched: Good News! is a news reader app populated daily with positive, UPLIFTING, FEEL-GOOD news. We have searched the Internet for the best sources of good news and "fetched" it for you.

Have you stopped catching up on the news because it seems like all you ever see is depressing, sad, and overall bad news? It happens all the time - you were cut off on your way to work, had a bad day at the office, just got news that was anything but great, and it put you in a bad mood. Yeah, us too. We have the answer…

Just open Fetched: Good News! and select from the articles "fetched" for you daily to give you the boost of good news that you need!

Know a friend or family member who could use a mood lift? Press the share button within the article to share with SMS or Email. Want to reach the larger audiences in your social networks? The same share button lets you post directly to Facebook and Twitter to brighten the days of countless others.

...

Ferrari Driver Academy

Ferrari Driver Academy Fitness App.

Carenga - Care with Music

Care and engage with music

Carenga taps into the power of music to bring life and joy into care interactions. Search for familiar music. Create playlists. And use Carenga simple tools to enrich your shared music experience.

Website: http://www.carenga.com/

 

BNI Magazine App

BNI Mozambique is the first platform to present a range of publications including a monthly review of the Mozambican economy. Made by mozambican professionals using local research and intelligence, BNI Mozambique brings a concise and solid perspective about the local financial market including the period economic evolution and the effect of the international market in the Mozambican economy.

BNI Mozambique is a Free publication from BNI - Banco Nacional de Investimento SA, the country’s national development bank.
With an extensive knowledge of the Mozambican marketplace, BNI is the first bank focused exclusively on the development of Mozambique. A remarkable economic climate presenting an average of 5% to 7% yearly growth and an outstanding performance even for the African continent, Mozambique is today one of the best emerging investment destination worldwide.

Structured on a solid base, formed by key shareholders and a high caliber...

Butterfly

Apple Store Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/butterflyeffect-your-anonymous/id8752494...

ButterflyEffect is an anonymous community designed to allow users to share secrets, express gratitude and get inspiration. It is based on the premise that a single action, no matter how small, affects others in the world forever.

 

do It! - To Do List App

do It! was built to help you get stuff do when you need to get it done. No more to do lists that get forgotten about and deleted. do It! helps you take action in the moment, whether sending a text to a friend, calling home, emailing your boss, or creating a shopping list for the grocery store.   https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/do-it!-to-do-list-app/id843266491?mt=8

Curbee - Food Ordering App

Curbee turns your favorite restaurants into a drive-thru! Never get stuck looking for parking, just pull up to your Curbee pickup spot and your food will be ready for you. It truly is the most convenient way to discover, order, pay and eat at local restaurants!

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/curbee/id872398627?mt=8

Best Fonts - Photo App

ADD TEXT USING AMAZING FONTS: Add custom typography directly to your camera with very artistic fonts. Choose from a huge selection of powerful fonts that will make your photos awesome and engaging.

SUPERB REAL-TIME FILTERS: Create beautiful photos with real-time filters. There are so many types of them: vintage, artistic and funny! With a single tap, you can transform a soulless pic into a work of art!

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/best-fonts-photo-caption-for/id849421844?mt=8

VidGrid - Video + Photo Collage App

Beautifully simple to instantly make your very own #vidgrid.

* The ONLY multimedia collage app that has the power of photo editing and creative filters.

* Direct sharing to Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and more.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.jekdesign.vidgridfree

SuperMonitor App

A powerful and easy-to-use Self Managed Superannuation Fund (SMSF) software, that enables you to enter, analyse and monitor your superannuation investments.SuperMonitor is a must have iphone/ipad app for anyone who cares about monitoring their SMSF. ?There is nothing else like it available in the apps store. SuperMonitor will tell you more about your investments in a few seconds than you will ever achieve with messy spreadsheets.

https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/supermonitor/id658157363?mt=8

Step 1 Expert

Step 1 Expert is the perfect resource for the USMLE Step 1. It provides over 1000 flashcards with detailed descriptions and pictures that cover the most frequently tested topics on Step 1.

A great feature of Step 1 Expert is the Shuffle button that mimics the actual test by displaying cards from a variety of subjects.Also, you can download Step 1 Expert for iPhone and iPad and only have to purchase the cards one time with the "buy all" feature for both devices.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/step-1-expert/id735864185?mt=8

Snape Shape - Photo App

It is great fun for all ages – simply pick your favorite shape & take your photo or video through that shape! You can also add music & customize watermarks to your video.

Then either save your amazing photo or video to Camera Roll, or share it with your friends on Instagram or Facebook.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/snapshape-photo-wonder-effects/id807322531?mt=8

Meep! Book - iOS

MEEP! is an interactive children’s book that celebrates individuality and being different.

It’s about a little baby peacock who shares his feathers with his friends, because they all want to look different. Your child will get to interact and share MEEP’s beautiful feathers - by simply clicking on MEEP and dragging a feather across the screen delivering it to his quirky, and unusual animal friends.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/meep-book/id862947064?mt=8

RingButler - GPS based App

An Android Application that automatically changes your phones ring preferences (Ring Vibrate or Silent) by your location (Ex. Work, School, Library etc.) using GPS, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth.

This App also changes your ring preference by individual contact. (Ex. If you have an annoying BOSS or Crazy Ex, send their calls straight to voicemail.)

Or simply have your ring preference change by the Day/Time (Ex. have your phone set to silent Monday through Friday, from Midnight to 7AM) for a better nights sleep.

  https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.happypursuitsllc.quietspotmobile

HomeOptima - Listings/Ratings App

Description HomeOptima’s mobile app Redefines Home-buying for Greater Toronto & Hamilton area residents. Using the app, home-buyers can find a home based on what is important to them such as good schools, convenient locations that are close to 20+ amenities or even locations that provide easy access to GO and Subway transit.   Home-buyers can also connect with realtors who are experts in any given neighborhood. The app has all MLS listings from GTA and Hamilton. Home-buyers can find rating for any GTA home located in one of 10,000 neighborhoods.   https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/homeoptima-listings-ratings/id886930132?mt=8

Health Transformers - Fitness App

Grow and enjoy health habits. Transform yourself with the only app that combines the power of nutrition, fitness, and meditation in one simple platform.Designed by a world-class physician to help you fight lifestyle diseases.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/health-transformers-enjoy/id807337422?mt=8

Ayolla - Customized Greeting Card App

An easy way to create high-end personalized greeting cards, you can print at home!

We are obsessed with greeting cards, enthusiastic about the written word, crazy about drawing, passionate about the beauty of clean and modern designs and in love with people.So we set out this space for you to create beautiful and unique greeting cards and print them right away.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ayolla/id585104207?mt=8

Appcession - Fitness Apps / Video based

Appcession are Fitness apps that are video based.   https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/appcession-llc/id501274999

Adventures of Marowak

Description Adventurous Marowak can't wait to get all the coins and beat his opponents. But he has a long way to go!Help him run as fast as he can and meanwhile avoid or shoot the opponents that will make him fade.   https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/furious-run-adventures-marowak/id836533663?mt=8

Square Sized : Photo App

• Post entire photos on Instagram ! • Add filters, text and shapes to your photos • Shipped with loads of backgrounds, this feature, combined with text, filters and overlays, allows for many creative combinations Enjoy !   https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/square.sized-post-entire-picture.s/id822079075?mt=8

Croak it - Audio Sharing Social APP

Share your sounds and hear what is happening on the internet!Convey thoughts and expressions on the go via your voice with just one tap. Whether its a song you are humming, a poem you wrote , a story you want to tell or just your views on the weather, Croak.it! is the easy way to get your voice out there and be heard by the world.   Discover, create and collect 30 second audio snippets ("Croaks") from around the world and follow the people you want to stay updated about.   https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/croak.it!/id525958948?mt=8

Appaxi - Taxi Based App

Appaxi finds you a taxi whenever you need it, wherever you are.   https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/appaxi/id718743560?mt=8

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Outsourced Mobile App Dev for IT Consultancy

They exceeded my expectations in regard to the quality of designs and development.”

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

Tasked with developing a mobile app for Android and iOS, Space-O Technologies worked on the front and back end, API, QA testing, and graphic design. The team continues to work on additional features of the app.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Miami, Florida
Founder, Tabbica Technologies
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Space-O Technologies was easy to work with and committed to creating the best app in the allotted timeframe. The team remained responsive and attentive to details the entire project. Although a few miscommunications occurred, nothing severely hindered their workflow.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am the proprietor of an IT consulting company. We do enterprise software development, infrastructure support, database architecture and security, and mobile app development for the public and private sector.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Space-O Technologies?

We wanted to develop a mobile app, but we didn’t have the resources, so we started looking outside the company.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

The primary project was a mobile app. Once Space-O Technologies got involved, we relied on them heavily for the development of both the Android and iOS platforms. They did JavaScript development for Android and iOS, web development for the front end and back end, and some API development as well.

They also managed the quality assurance testing. They proactively searched for bugs and told us of any flaws in the functionality. Whenever changes were introduced, they always did quite a bit of testing to ensure the platform as a whole maintained integrity.

What is the team dynamic?

I interacted with pretty much all the leads. From the technical lead to the project manager to the release manager. They always had at least one web developer for the backend, one web developer for the front end, a graphic designer, an API developer, a JavaScript developer, and a software engineer that dealt with the configuration of the platform and deployment from development to production.

How did you come to work with Space-O Technologies?

I used sites like Upwork and Elance. I searched for companies that provided the services I needed to finish my project, and I found Space-O Technologies.

How much have you invested with them?

$25,000 to $30,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

The development project started on January 2016, but some graphic design work happened prior. I always have work for them, mainly additional features for the original project.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The product hasn’t gone into production yet, so we don’t have any official metrics. Like all development projects, though, there were some bugs in the development, but none exist in the final product.

How did Space-O Technologies perform from a project management standpoint?

They were quite responsive. They aren't located in the US, but their availability was never limited. Anytime I needed to contact anyone, I was given a quick response. There may have been a few misunderstandings, but they did well considering the time difference. English was not an issue, we just needed to give direct and clear instructions, and they would come back with the expected results.

What did you find most impressive about them?

The quality of the work they produce is fantastic. It's definitely up-to-par with industry standard and what our competitors are doing. They use up-to-date technology and complete their work within the timeline. They exceeded my expectations in regard to the quality of designs and development. As a business, they’re committed to getting the job done and making sure my clients and I got exactly what we wanted.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Communication is good, provided they're given specific instructions. There were a few lapses but nothing that wasn't resolved. Once the understanding was there, they delivered every time.

Advice for potential customers?

Be as detailed as possible in every aspect of the project. The more information you provide at the beginning, the more examples you bring to the table, the more descriptive you are, the better the outcome of the project. Because of the time difference, you may not be able to immediately communicate with them, so those detail really help.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They're on the higher end, but you definitely get your money's worth.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I recommended them to my family.

Augmented Mobile App Dev for Mobile App Firm

“They understand project details and our clients’ needs better than any other company we work with.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
May 2014 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Space-O Technologies augments the in-house dev team’s work. They’re given design and technical background, and the team executes exactly what’s asked of them, resulting in a continued partnership.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Los Angeles, California
CTO, Mobile App Firm
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Because of their excellent work and project management, Space-O has become a trusted and reliable partner. They consistently receive projects and finish them on time and in budget. The whole team is accessible and they’re experts in their field.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the CTO of a mobile app development firm.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Space-O Technologies?

We have numerous projects happening at once, and sometimes we need external help. We see how much work can be done in-house, and then we outsource the rest.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We hired Space-O solely to augment the dev team we already have. We supply all the design and technical background, and Space-O executes it. The type of work they do depends on the project, but they help with iOS, Android, and web apps.

What is the team dynamic?

We have around 20 people working with us. They established the original team, and I’ve been able to select a few more members based on skillsets we’ve needed. I interact with Eugene [CEO, Space-O] and Vladimir [CTO, Space-O] on a daily basis. I meet with Rakesh [CEO, Space-O] and Bhaval [VP of Operations, Space-O] once every few months.

How did you come to work with Space-O Technologies?

I’ve been outsourcing for quite a few years, and so I have an extensive list of questions whenever I interview a potential partner. Space-O answered all of them well, so we chose to work with them out of about 10 other serious competitors.

What is the status of this engagement?

We’ve been working together for about four years now.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

They follow directions well and complete their projects on time.

How did Space-O Technologies perform from a project management standpoint?

They do a great job at project management; that’s why we still use them. I constantly give them work, and they always deliver.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They’re the outsourced company we’ve worked with the longest, and we plan to continue that relationship. They understand project details and our clients’ needs better than any other company we work with, and they want to achieve what’s best for our organization. They’re dependable, and their process is quick and efficient.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, they do good work.

5.0
Overall Score They always meet my expectations.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Their time management is great.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Compared to other agencies, they're above and beyond.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    I wouldn't work with them if they weren't excellent.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I recommend Space-O to anyone looking for a great team to bring their visions to life.

Dynamic Messaging Mobile App Dev

"They are very straightforward and will deliver exactly what you agree to."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Oct. 2016 - Sep. 2017
Project summary: 

Space-O Technologies provided mobile app development for a revolutionary messaging app for both iOS and Android devices. They helped create wireframes and the UX, delivering a complete product and support.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Washington, DC
CEO, Messaging Platform
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

While the app hasn’t launched yet, it already has over 200 unpaid beta testers willing to try it out thanks to its appeal and quality. Space-O delivered according to the scope and worked through all change requests. The team showed top-notch project management skills and was very easy to work with.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

We have a mobile messaging startup, targeting iOS and Android device users. We have less than 5 employees.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what reason(s) did your company hire Space-O Technologies?

The project was to build several new forms of dynamic messaging to increase the capabilities of smartphones beyond that of SMS and MMS. The opportunity to create new forms of messaging is unlimited as there have only been a few true breakthroughs since the late 1990s.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

I discovered them on Upwork—Elance at the time. They provided similar services on a smaller mobile game project and were primarily involved in development and project management. They also gave us feedback on design and UX [user experience].

Describe the project in detail.

At the start of the project, we paid to fly a business development/UX designer to the U.S. for 10 days, which was extremely helpful for fleshing out the entire project and developing a rapport with Space-O. The designer was instrumental in developing wireframes and understanding the intent and scope of the project; he was able to convey that back to the project managers when he returned.

They provided a full range of solutions and support to the project. The core IP was developed in-house and planned and executed together with them.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

In the end, Space-O delivered the original scope plus several key changes that were discussed and made during development. The executive and management teams were fluent and easy to work with.

Our project still hasn’t launched, so we don't have any metrics on new users. However, we were able to get over 200 unpaid Android and iOS testers to download and use the beta. In contrast to previous projects, this is a very high number and is reflective of the quality of product that was delivered and the backend support to keep it running.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

Their project management was first class. After a few bumps getting started involving time scheduling between Texas and Russia and setting up Basecamp and the software design flow, there was never a time when I felt the project was being mismanaged. Designs were easily passed back and forth and changes/updates were timely.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

They are very straightforward and will deliver exactly what you agree to.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

I would recommend to anyone using Space-O to have your scope well defined and tested in order to receive the most accurate estimate for services. This will also save downtime in development and cut down on the number of changes to the original scope.

5.0
Overall Score I’m extremely satisfied with the quality of deliverables and services performed.
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Project management was outstanding.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    We were able to get both Android and iOS apps delivered for half the price of several other estimates.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Their deliverables were superior in quality and service was outstanding.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    Anyone looking for solid mobile and backend development services should strongly consider Space-O.

Logo Design & Web Dev for Vehicle Inspection Solution

“They never say no and they work until they solve the problem.”

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
3.5
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
May 2016 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Space-O Technologies developed and designed the website for a car inspection firm based in France, including all backend and frontend work. The website is automated to receive and handle customer inquiries.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
France
Manager, WheelScanner
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The website design and developed was well-managed, with clear communication from Space-O throughout, and a willingness to deal with bugs and issues that arose. The site met the required criteria, and now forms the central component of the tech-based startup’s business.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

WheelScanner conducts car inspections in France. I’m a manager.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Space-O Technologies?

We were looking to develop our company website. As we are a small company with only a small amount to invest into the project, we were looking for a good, competent partner with a low budget.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They designed and developed a complete website for us. That included the logo, the frontend, and the backend of the website, which was a little complicated. 

The result is a completely automatic on the website. When a customer places an order, the website checks who is available in that area to do the inspection. It sends an email to those people automatically. If they are interested, they can confirm that they will inspect the vehicle, which gives them access to the report to fill out for the inspection. Once they are done with the inspection, they submit the report, bill, and are paid automatically. Currently, Space-O is working on the final version.

How did you come to work with Space-O Technologies?

We put out a call for tenders. There were four companies and we selected Space-O because we got a good technical report from them. They gave us a reasonable price and we had a good feeling with their team.

How much have you invested with them?

I prefer to keep this confidential.

What is the status of this engagement?

The tender went out in January 2016, and we chose Space-O in May 2016. We are still working with them now.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

They’ve had a strong impact on our company. Our startup is 90% our website and they did the website, so the impact is huge. We measure their success by whether they hit the goals of what we want. Also, if there are too many bugs, that’s bad quality work and if there are no bugs then it’s very good quality. We had some bugs, but I think that’s normal for a project like this.

How did Space-O Technologies perform from a project management standpoint?

We use Basecamp to manage the project. We communicate on Skype, and other similar platforms — all the communication was clear. However, there was a time difference so sometimes communication was a little delayed. We didn’t meet our target date, but that’s not a big deal.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They are hard workers. They never say no and they work until they solve the problem. Any time there are bugs, they focus on the problem and come back with a solution no matter how long it takes.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No. I’m very happy with their work. I had a good relationship with the team leader and the developer.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 3.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    We were a bit behind schedule.
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    The quality was very good.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Solution Dev for Computer Systems Company

“They are committed to delivering a good product.”

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Apr. 2016 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Space-O developed a web-based software solution for a technology startup, from proof of concept to the testing stage. It used a Yii PHP framework in the backend, and is hosted on Amazon Web Services. 

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Kuwait
General Manager, Computer System Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Space-O were committed to delivering the solution to a high-standard throughout the project. They identified and solved issues, and maintained good communication, even during the weekend. Currently, the product is being evaluated by investors and is ready to launch.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

We’re a technology startup. 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Space-O Technologies?

I have a product that is in the patent processing phase and needs to be developed. It’s a software/hardware combination solution for parking management. It removes a lot of the overhead in the parking process. I contacted Space-O to develop the solution based on my requirements.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

The solution is a web-based system, and I think the backend is developed in a Yii PHP framework and hosted on Amazon Web Services.

The technology was completely outsourced to Space-O and funded 100% by me. The solution is now being tested by first-phase customers, and then we’re going to expand testing. As you expand testing, you need more resources, so I'm also raising funds to be able to launch the product when it’s commercialized.

How did you come to work with Space-O Technologies?

I searched online and came across Space-O’s name on a website that talked about some of their projects, so I put them on my list. I contacted companies across the world, including the United States, Russia, India, and I think South Africa. I did background checks and contacted some references, eliminating most of the candidates that way. It took about eight months to assign the project to Space-O and make sure they understood my requirements.

How much have you invested with them?

I’d rather keep this number confidential.

What is the status of this engagement?

I think we started working together in April 2016. 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The product is in the process of being commercialized, so investors are looking and evaluating it. I had the proof of concept, which was turned into the final product that Space-O built for me, and now I have investors looking at commercializing the solution.

So far the product is looking good enough to launch commercially, except there may be some small hiccups that we’ll need to fix. For example, out of 1,000 people testing it, it might work for 990 people and not work for 10 people. That’s an acceptable rate to launch at, but I'm a perfectionist and I want to reach 100%. 

I’ve given Space-O more work and have hired them for a second project.

How did Space-O Technologies perform from a project management standpoint?

They’re extremely available. We’re two and a half hours apart, but I can call them on Saturdays and Sundays to talk and most of the time they’re available. We communicate through Skype and email, and use Basecamp for project management.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They are committed to delivering a good product. Usually, when you go with a company, they’ll deliver a project, then walk away even if you have an issue. Space-O put in a lot of effort to make sure that I am satisfied. They never asked for additional funds, even if something might have cost them more. They are professional in terms of how they run their business. 

I’ve worked with many different companies involving development, hardware and so on, and overall Space-O is much better than the other companies I used to work with.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No. I would give them more work, and I'm very satisfied with them.

What tips or recommendations could you share that might increase the likelihood of success with Space-O Technologies?

If it’s your first time working with Space-O, make sure that the research and development are complete and 100% successful before Space-O gives you the exact timeframe and cost for the project. Do more legwork in the beginning. It might cost you more, but it’s better for them and for you.

My success was not only because of Space-O but due to the preparation I did on my side before I approached Space-O. You have to do your homework, and I think that’s important to mention.

4.5
Overall Score They went the extra mile in time and effort to meet the deadline and the project requirements.
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They need to improve on their QA a little bit.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

iOS & Android Developed Solution for Wellness Initiative

"Space-O goes beyond the call of duty in offering great service."

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

Space-O Technologies built a nutritional tracking mobile app by assigning separate iOS, Android, and backend teams to conduct development and database integration. They now handle feature additions and fixes.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Sweden
Co-Founder
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The product achieved recognition from major international entrepreneurship competitions, attesting to Space-O Technologies’ engaging designs and dexterity in meeting complex requirements. Their efficient workflow and adaptability continue to impress. 

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the co-founder of a meal-planning project, which started at a prestigious research university about four decades ago. We wanted to build an application for people who have to follow a certain diet due to a condition like heart disease or diabetes. 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Space-O Technologies?

We developed 2 mobile applications [iOS/Android] with Space-O. The applications help patients with heart disease or diabetes to manage their nutrition requirements.

I wanted to gather this data and hand it over to medical researchers. It’s very difficult to develop medicine for these people because doctors don’t know what they eat all the time. We wanted a huge database with information so that we can apply machine learning and find out what foods increase the heath of these people.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We wanted the app developed for both iOS and Android at the same time. Our audience uses both platforms, and we continue to work on both to provide access. We also have a website that we built ourselves.

The platform is getting complicated. It’s a big application with a lot of pieces. It keeps track of everything users eat and gives them feedback. The app also sounds an alarm if you eat something wrong for 3 days.

How many resources were assigned to your project?

We changed the project manager a number of times. We worked with the initial manager for more than a year. He was a great guy but had some personal problems. We were assigned another project manager, who is awesome. We’re very happy with her.

We have a huge database behind this project, so we have separate teams for iOS, Android, and the backend. Depending on what we need, they bring new people onto the team. We have a machine learning team that works alongside us at Stanford but not full-time.

How did you come to work with Space-O Technologies?

We found Space-O through one of my friends in New York who’d worked with them before. She said they were unbelievable, so we tried them. We looked at other companies in Sweden and Norway and still selected Space-O, primarily because the other companies needed 3 weeks to get back to us. Space-O responded the same day, did a wireframe, and showed us different mock-ups. We were impressed by their size and understanding of what we wanted to do. We just gave them a short description, and they recognized our needs immediately.

What is the status of this engagement?

Over the past 2 years, we have added more functionality and new designs. Space-O has provided great work and strong suggestions. We feel like we have a partner, not just a service provider. 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The app isn’t live yet. We want to launch in September. We’ve put the product on the app stores multiple times and attended a number of competitions. We’ve pivoted a number of times based on feedback. Thanks to the great work and the fabulous service provided by Space-O, our applications have been finalists in some of the world's biggest entrepreneurship competitions, including TechCrunch, StartupGrind, and 43North.

How did Space-O Technologies perform from a project management standpoint?

They’re awesome. Whenever we asked our project manager something, she fixed it quickly. In 2 years, they’ve never missed a deadline. We put pressure on them when preparing for competitions, but they were there day and night for us. They worked over the weekend to help us as well.

They have a clear process and communicate clearly. That has developed over time. Our project manager is very efficient, respects our time, and is well prepared. We have a time difference of 4 hours. I send material late at night, and when I call them in the morning, they’ve already gone through it and have questions ready. They’re extremely professional and document everything well.

We use Basecamp and confirm all the deliverables they send us. We’ve developed a way of working that meets both our needs. I send material in PowerPoint or a type of wireframe. They load questions, and I open my own questions for version control. Then, they start delivering while keeping me appraised. If they’re implementing something new, we approve it first.

What did you find most impressive about Space-O Technologies?

Space-O goes beyond the call of duty in offering great service. Often, we’ve had to deliver new versions of the applications in a short timeframe, and the team at Space-O worked many late evenings and weekends to do that.

Are there any areas Space-O Technologies could improve?

We have a candid feedback process. We’ve never had any issues. Once, a team leader was struggling because he doesn’t cook food at home and didn’t understand the goal of our product, which has a lot of recipes and tools. Space-O had another person jump in, and she understood our needs in seconds.

They’re constantly improving their processes for working with customers, which we welcome. I wouldn’t change anything. I think we’re quite lucky. 

5.0
Overall Score We are very happy to have found such a great partner. They have consistently exceeded our expectations.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They have never been late in delivering something they promised by the deadline.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Space-O does efficient work, which saved us a lot of time.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Everything they provided works well and is beautifully designed.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    We have already referred them and will continue to do so.

iOS Development for Consumer Products Startup

"Space-O Technologies was always very responsive to my requests."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
Project summary: 

Space-O assisted with the development of a native iOS app that allowed for custom postcard printing. Projects focused on back-end work and integration of a pre-existing user interface.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
San Francisco Bay Area
Founder & CEO, Consumer Products Startup
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Although the app did not meet ideal expectations, it offered exceptional performance and was extremely popular among users. It rarely produced support requests or technical errors. Space-O proved their strong management and communication skills throughout the project. 

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization.

My startup offers a mobile app for the iPhone that allows user to create customizable, printable greeting cards. 

What is your position?

I'm the founder and owner.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Space-O Technologies?

At the time, I actually needed to make my iPhone app. I had already come up with the proof of concept and had my requirements fairly well defined. I also had a good amount of visual collateral for the user interface, which I needed to have implemented. I'm not a technical person, so I couldn't build the functional application myself. I knew I would need a partner and thought an outsourced solution would be ideal for cost savings.

SOLUTION

How did you come to work with Space-O Technologies?

I'm fairly positive that I found them online. I did the research myself and found a handful of potential companies. 

Could you provide a general cost estimate for this engagement?

It was less than $10,000.

What is the status of the project?

It's a live solution. We finished development and launched it back in 2012.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any statistics, metrics, or user feedback from this engagement?

I don't have any real stats to share. Unfortunately, I've had trouble monetizing the app. Users really love it, but they're content using the free version rather than the paid version with the additional features. I didn't spend the necessary time and effort marketing the app, which meant that organic growth was entirely based on word of mouth. I rarely get negative feedback related to bugs or defects. Mostly, I receive questions regarding newer versions or more features, but I'm not ready to do that without figuring out how to monetize it. These are things unrelated to the app's performance, so it isn't reflective of Space-O's involvement. 

How did they perform from a project management standpoint?

They were spectacular. I never had any critical issues with them. Space-O Technologies was always very responsive to my requests, and they never once missed a deadline. It was a great experience and very rewarding. 

What advice, if any, would you give to a future client of theirs?

My biggest lesson learned was that you need to have everything planned out. It's more than just having a sound idea and technical requirements. You really need to think through every stage of the idea, even after the development, assuming it's successful, you need to have expectations about user adoption and how you plan to continue supporting your efforts. That's probably something Space-O Technologies could help with, but the client should come into the project with a long-term vision. 

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

Mobile App Development for Business and Events Database

" .. a month after we started the engagement I knew I had made the right call."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
Project summary: 

Space-O developed a mobile application on iOS and Android, serving as a mobile portal for a content and ecommerce site. They also provided front- and back-end development for a messaging platform.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
President, Community Business and Event Database
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

During every stage of the process, Space-O displayed impressive responsiveness and a strong aptitude for both design and implementation. The team continued to improve the application at a consistent, reliable pace.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization.

My company is a mobile portal for content and commerce targeting niche communities. We created a portal first for the African-American community. Our site is part messenger service, part business, and event directory, and it has a news section as well.

What is your position?

I am the president, CEO, and co-founder.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What business challenge were you trying to address with Space-O Technologies?

I needed a mobile application to complement our site. I would say go hand-in-hand with the site, but we are transitioning from a website to more of a mobile-first type of product. We needed somebody to implement that change. That's when we engaged Space-O.

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their involvement in detail.

Before we started working with Space-O, we already had a website. We wanted to take what we had on the site and put it into a mobile app. The original scope was to build two apps, for both iOS and Android, and build an API [application programming interface] to push the information from the website to both of those apps. The data that we had was business data, event data, and news data. Then, on top of that, we needed Space-O to build a messenger service, which we didn't have on the site. They did the design, back-end and front-end for that.

How did you come to work with Space-O Technologies?

I had been looking for an app developer for a few months. I interviewed a lot of people and there were a few that I liked. While I was going through this process I had a few friends who had worked with Space-O beforehand, and two of the people on the team really spoke very highly of Space-O. One of them showed me the work they did in terms of design. The app hadn't been implemented yet, but they said this is what it's going to look like. They showed me their finished product, and I was really impressed by the quality of their work. I decided to have a conversation. They did an introduction, we had a conversation, and based on the portfolio work that they showed me and the scope in terms of what they said they could do, I decided to go with them. The recommendations were also a factor.

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

The size of this project is confidential.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any feedback from this engagement?

I think Space-O did an excellent job. Everything positive that my friend said, I would completely agree with it. They were very easy to work with. As soon as I saw the design probably a month after we started the engagement I knew I had made the right call. They took what I was thinking about and just did a great job with it. I got excited. I knew I made the right decision when I saw their design. Their implementation was no different. It was really good. It exceeded my expectations. They did a great job – they're really easy to work with. I'd rank them high across the board on every metric. I definitely look forward to working with them in the future for any other needs that we have.

What distinguishes Space-O Technologies from other providers?

The design was good but, actually, that's one piece. The designer was there from the very beginning, and it was actually one of the developers. In terms of customer service, I feel like they're very responsive, very good in terms of communication, and Space-O Technologies delivered a really good product overall. They always work to get it right. I was asking for a lot of things. Usually people have apps that only do one thing. I have apps that do about four different things. For example, in beta testing, a lot of people were saying it was slow. Even afterward – we were sort of done. It was on the App Store and they just kept working to optimize the code to speed up the response time of the app. I just felt like they were responsive all the way throughout the process.

Is there anything Space-O Technologies could have improved or done differently?

Nothing I can think of. With development, you always have a few roadblocks. But, the roadblocks that we ran into, they were able to communicate with us quickly. I can't think of anything they could improve. I don't have any negative feedback that I can think of.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    We went a little over schedule. But, I'm a former developer so I know you run into roadblocks. 
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Mobile Apps Development for Health Care Tech Firm

"[T]his service goes above and beyond."

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

Space-O developed a healthcare technology application for EMS organizations across the iOS, Android, and Windows platforms. They continued to provide incremental improvements. 

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Phoenix, Arizona
Marc Chambers
Chief Information Officer, Starwest Tech International
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Space-O continually went above and beyond the requirements of the project, developing a remarkably robust and functional platform. By handling any issues promptly, the team proved their excellent project management and communication skills.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization.

My company provides software for pre-hospital care. Fire departments and private ambulance companies use our software to document a patient prior to arrival at the hospital. It's basically a triage software solution.

What is your position?

I am the chief information officer.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What business challenge were you trying to address with Space-O Technologies?

We had developed the software before we hired them, and it was on a Windows platform. The challenge was to modify it into an agile piece of software that could work in the demanding environment of pre-hospital care. Windows can't do that, in our opinion, due to the operating system itself. We needed to transition to iPad, and that's where we found Space-O and decided that they would be a great fit.

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their involvement in greater detail.

They did iOS development specifically for iPad in the beginning. Since then, we actually had them develop an Android version as well. We also had them develop an iPhone version, and believe it or not, we went back and had them develop a Windows version as well. They've developed the app across all major platforms.

How did you come to work with Space-O Technologies?

I believe I found them on Elance. Their company owner [Rakesh Patel] actually flew out to see me in-person, and I was impressed with what he said and with the projects he had done in the past.

I can't even explain with how impressed I am now working with them. I would have been satisfied if they had delivered what they had sold me, but this service goes above and beyond.

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

It cost $600,000 during the course of two years, give or take $100,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We have many mini projects within our big projects, so we have milestones all day long. For each of my tablet systems that I have, I have five to eight – maybe 10 milestones – within each project. Not one project – not one milestone – has been missed.

What was very unique about Space-O is how they make sure the milestones aren't missed. I guess that goes along with why I'm so satisfied with their service. Number one, he's straightened me up, but the big thing is how they document. They document very well. They communicate very well, and they don't let things slip.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any statistics or metrics from this engagement?

I'd say they get it right on the first try 98 percent of the time.

No software written goes without bugs. If you say you have bugless software, somebody's lying. I don't have a problem with bugs. My issue is how the bugs are handled. Usually, there are no major bugs and there's no downtime on my software whatsoever once it hits production. If there is a bug, they are so tight on fixing it. They're very apologetic, even though I realize it happens to everybody. They own it, and that to me is why we continue to give them money.

I'm in the EMS [emergency medical services] world, so we can't have things go wrong. If you ask anybody using our product that Space-O helped build, they would tell you it is as robust as they come.

How did Space-O Technologies perform from a project management standpoint?

We use Basecamp as a project management tool. Basecamp is all I need. It's documented so well, which makes it easy.

I tell them what I want, and they scope out the project in terms of development size. I really don't care about the development size; what I care about is that the work is done in my time, and my time is usually very fast. They get it done.

What distinguishes Space-O Technologies from other providers?

Their responsiveness and their exceptional documentation are Space-O Technologies' best qualities. There are plenty of other companies that deliver great quality work, but the reason why I'm talking about Space-O Technologies is because I believe their project management and their communication saves me money.

They go the extra mile. Everybody's got skill, and I think their skill is superb. They finish my things in an extremely timely fashion, they have the technology, and they have the skill and the project management skills.

Is there anything Space-O Technologies could have improved or done differently?

No. Where I thought they would fall short is taking on my projects. We're kind of demanding because of the nature of my work. I demanded a lot from them and I expected them to fold, and not be able to handle it, but they did handle it. They finished early on two of my projects, and they're very good about resource management, project management, and communication.

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
    I actually have recommended them already.

Custom Android Development For Mobile App Startup

"They’re extremely honest and their process is very transparent, which I’ve really appreciated."

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

Space-O provided development, testing, and updates for a native Android app. The app required integration of a smartphone's audio settings with GPS, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
San Francisco Bay Area
Founder, Mobile App Startup
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

From a technical perspective, Space-O provided exceptional services that met expectations of quality and budget. However, they provided less than spectacular user experience design. This, combined with poor marketing efforts, led to underperformance of the app. 

BACKGROUND

Could you provide a brief description of your organization?

I’m the founder of a company [where] I basically needed to look for software engineers that could develop and deploy our custom application.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

Could you describe the business challenges that you were attempting to address when you first approached Space-O Technologies?

I needed someone that could design an app that changes audio settings automatically on your mobile device by location via Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, or GPS. It’s exclusively for the Android platform because iOS doesn’t allow developers to create apps that will change things automatically. The users have to do it.

The app changes your phone’s audio settings by location. I wanted to make an app that would change my settings automatically, so I wouldn’t have to think about it. Imagine walking into a courtroom, it goes into silent mode without prompting. I walk out of the courtroom for lunch, and my cell automatically reverts back to ring. The first version we developed was based off GPS coordinates, but it was milking the battery far too much to be a realistic solution. I then decided to add Wi-Fi as a workaround, and then eventually added Bluetooth to the mix. I had none of the technical skills to incorporate these features, which is why I needed Space-O.

SOLUTION

Could you describe the scope of work in greater detail?

They’ve offered design, development, and testing for the Android platform. If there were an element that required technical attention, they’d be the ones dealing with it. If it were more creative or strategic, I’d be the one describing to them how it was I wanted it to work down the road. They’d translate those desires and expectations into technical specifications, and then build the testable prototype.

When we’d reach a milestone, they’d test the prototype, and then send it to me, and I would test it and provide feedback. I wouldn’t expect to get a completely bug-free item right off the bat. It was much more of a give and take. They process worked out very well because they’d deliver quality work. When we discovered bugs or malfunctions, they’d be working on a fix very quickly.

How did you choose Space-O Technologies as your partner?

I found them through Elance. I knew a little bit about certain things that could and couldn’t be done with Apple’s iOS and Android. I had a few different software engineers in mind, but the only ones that answered my questions correctly were Space-O, and they came with a good track record of success. It made sense to move forward with them.

Could you provide a general cost estimate for this particular project?

It came close to $30 an hour for development of the Android app. I also used them for marketing, and that was a little less. They did successfully stay within the agreed upon budget and project timeline, which was impressive.

When was this project completed?

The first version has live and available for a year, but it’s been updated three different times. The latest version was released in May or June of 2014.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

In terms of results, could you share any statistics, metrics, or user feedback that would demonstrate the effectiveness of their work?

The app itself hasn’t sold that well, but that’s no fault of theirs. In hindsight, it requires too much data entry from the user, so I think that’s a contributor to its failure. In terms of functionality, it works flawlessly, but the user experience isn’t simple enough to be a convenient fix to the user’s everyday life. That has more to do with my own lack of research into the space.  

When working with Space-O Technologies, is there anything you’d consider unique about their approach and/or development methodology that distinguish them from other vendors?

They didn’t have any problems with me adding components to the project. They’ll simply map out the hours and they won’t deviate once it’s agreed upon. They won’t tell you it will take 20 hours and then say it took 25. They won’t pull anything like that. They’re very good at managing client expectations in that regard.  

The quality and price range was also more than reasonable. They might be a little higher than other offshore companies, but they do a good job, so it’s worth it. They’re extremely honest and their process is very transparent, which I’ve really appreciated.

In retrospect, are there areas in which you think they could improve as a service provider?

I really don’t have any complaints. I thought they were quite good. If I had a question, they’d get back with me quickly. I was on Skype with them at least a few times a week for status reports and to provide feedback on prototypes.

My only recommendation to others would be in the design aspect. These guys have some serious technical chops. They know how to develop across platforms and they understand how to incorporate user feedback, make incremental improvements. However, their designs aren’t the most creative. If you were going to use their design services, you’d have to be very specific about what it is you want. The more details you’re able to offer them, the closer the final product will look like what you want it to. To some extent, that’s probably true of most companies, but it’s still something to keep in mind before going in.

5.0
Overall Score I’d definitely use them again in the future.
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They were able to deliver what it was that we’d agreed upon in a timely manner.
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I’ve referred them before.