[Mobile, Web, BigData, Ruby, Python Expert]

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)!

 
Undisclosed
 
$25 - $49 / hr
 
50 - 249
 Founded
2010
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Vastrapur, Ahmedabad, India
Headquarters
  • Space-O Technologies
    1005, 10th floor, Abhishree Adroit, Besides Gwalia Sweets, Mansi Circle
    Vastrapur, Ahmedabad, GJ 380015
    India
    91.960.143.3998
other locations
  • Space-O Technologies
    Russia, 634029
    Tomsk, Frunze 25
    Russia
    7 (3822) 22.89.90
  • Space-O Technologies
    440 N Wolfe Rd., (Suite E231 - MS233)
    Sunnyvale, CA 94085
    United States
    650.666.3071

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.

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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

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Adventures of Marowak

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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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iOS Development for Consumer Products Startup

"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."

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 devleopment of a native iOS app that allowed for printing of custom postcards. The project was focused on the backend as Space-O had to integrate a pre-existing user interface. 

The Reviewer
 
2-11 Employees
 
San Francisco Bay Area
Founder & CEO at Consumer Products Startup
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Space-O proved their strong management and communication skills throghout the project and the free version of the app has shown to be extremely popular. 

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 Local 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 platforms to serve as a mobile portal for a content and ecommerce site. They also provided front and back-end development for a client messaging platform. 

The Reviewer
 
Startup
President of Community Business and Event Database
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Space-O was very responsive at every step of the project and showed strong design and implementation skills. They continue to improve the application at a constant rate. 

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

"I would have been satisfied if they had delivered what they had sold me, but this 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 Emergency Medical Services across iOS, Android and Windows platforms. They continue to provide incremental improvements and the partnership is ongoing. 

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

Space-O went above and beyond the requirements of the project, developing a platform that is remarkably robust. They have proven their excellent project management and communication skills by handling any issues promptly. 

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

"They’re very good at managing client expectations. 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 devleopment, prototype testing, and updates for an Android-based native application. The application required integration of a smartphone's audio settings with GPS, wifi and Bluetooth in order to adjust by geographic location. 

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 excellent services that met expectations of quality and budget. However, they provided less than spectacular user experiences. 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.

Offshore Mobile Application Development Consumer Apps Firm

"Their responsiveness seems to be on par with their onshore counterparts, and yet the quality of work is exponentially better than the other offshore developers we've used."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
Project summary: 

Space-O provided devleopment services for iOS and GooglePlay applications including: wireframing, template design, data migration and systems integration. 

The Reviewer
 
2-11 Employees
 
Portland, Oregon Area
Serial Entrepreneur, CEO & Founder of Multiple IT Startups
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The apps developed in this partnership have gotten high reviews on the app store and Space-O continues to prove itself as an invaluable development partner. 

BACKGROUND

Could you provide a brief description of your organization?

We publish photo and video apps primarily on the Apple App Store as well as Google Play store.

What is your position?

I’m the founder and president.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

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

I have a continuous need for developers on my projects, and I generally find them on Elance and oDesk. When I started working with Space-O, they were able to demonstrate that they were very persistent. They’re capable of going beyond sending code back and forth, but were able to communicate about what the goals were for the project, and alternative technologies, and reusing third-party services to get there instead of reinventing the wheel. That was pretty rare, so right away I was pleasantly surprised by finding a vendor like that on Elance.

SOLUTION

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

We approached them primarily for custom software development and maintenance and support. Through another one of my companies, we’ve also started to do some mobile app development using jQuery.

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

For about three years, I was cycling through independent developers that I’d found through Elance and oDesk, but they just couldn’t meet the quality parameters I would establish. After launching small projects with 20 or 30 different vendors through those sites, I finally ended up with Space-O. They handled their demo very well, and I was impressed with their previous work.

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

I’ve probably completed around forty projects with them, and they’ve cost was anywhere from $100 to $8,000 per project.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any statistics, metrics, or user feedback that would demonstrate the effectiveness of their work?

The Apple user reviews speak for themselves. User feedback on the iTunes store is probably the simplest, most effective way to communicate the quality of their work. All reviews are 4.3 or higher, on a five-point scale, which is much higher than most. Outside of that, from my own standpoint, I’ve been consistently impressed with the quality of their work. They’ve managed to deliver on their word each and every time. 

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

I would say that they’re extremely efficient in the bidding and scoping process, much faster than most. They’re very easy to work with, in that they don’t ask me any technical questions. They really take on that entire responsibility. They’re not burdening me with a bunch of technical questions in order to eliminate any tough decision making on their end. They take ownership of the project on the technical side, and leave the creative and strategic decisions to me.

Out of all the projects that I’ve completed with them and others, very rarely is there a major project crisis that results in a drastic delay of the deployment timeline. On average, they are meeting their estimates. In other words, even though they’re offshore, they’re still able to deliver within a reasonable timeline. It’s almost as if we were working with a senior developer based here in the U.S. Their responsiveness seems to be on par with onshore counterparts, and yet the quality of work is exponentially better than the other offshore developers. I’m really getting the best of both worlds.

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

Most of the time, they’re great at providing us with milestones for when we can expect things to be completed. If they’re a couple days late, my recommendation would be for them to notify the client in advance of the milestone being missed, instead of after. They could be more proactive in that regard.

I think it would help clients like me, and them as a business, if they were more proactive in terms offering coordinating services like maintenance and support, instead of being purely reactive. I would like to receive that type of communications from them. That would be my only recommendation.

4.5
Overall Score
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They’re always working on a fixed bid, and they never charge extra.
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Offshore Mobile Application Development Information Technology Startup

"All of my successfully deployed apps have justified their initial development costs within the first month on the iTunes store .... "

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

In the scope of this parternship, Space-O has provided developmental services for seven iOS mobile applications. This has been comprised of thematic as well as technical devleopment including themes and icon design. They've also conducted prototype testing. 

The Reviewer
 
2-11 Employees
 
Thailand
CEO at TheAppHoles
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Every iOS app developed in these projects has recouped its initial investment within a month of going live. The apps have never crashed and received high ratings and reviews. Becasue of this, the partnership is expected to continue. 

BACKGROUND

Could you provide a brief description of your organization?

We’re an IT [information technology] firm that makes iPhone applications. I’ve published my own apps on the App Store. Most of the development is outsourced, wherever we can get quality code at a reasonable price.

You’re the owner and founder, correct?

Yes, I’m the owner.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

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

It’s tough to find a reliable team of developers and designers. I’ve had a lot of different developers, and I was dissatisfied with most of them. If I’m satisfied with a developer, I’ll go ahead and award them more work and then, most of the time, they’d eventually fail, because the scope would fall beyond their capabilities. I wanted to avoid those situations. That was the primary challenge, simply finding a developer that could deliver viable solutions that weren’t necessarily always using the same technologies.

SOLUTION

Could you describe the scope of work in greater detail?

It’s been exclusively custom application development for iOS. We might do a little development for android in the coming months, but I’m not sure yet. They also handle the design and theming, including icons, screenshots, wireframes, templates, etc. They provide unit testing for completed prototypes, too.

How did you choose Space-O technologies as your solution partner?

I posted a statement of work on Elance, and received several responses from different teams around the world. I usually test the apps that they’ve made beforehand, so I can get a good handle on the quality and type of development their capable of. I tested Space-O’s apps, and they were well designed, stable, and the flow was decent. I was most impressed with their previous work, so it made sense to reach out to them.

If I want to get a project started, and I’m not very familiar with the team, I Skype with them and interact with them directly. I had a positive gut feeling with these guys. They were making high-quality apps. They were well designed, and offered decent usability. They were slightly more expensive than less experienced teams, but that didn’t really matter. I prefer to pay an increased premium if it translates into a more reliable team of developers.

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

We’ve invested between $2,000 and $4,000 per application. At this point, we’ve made six or seven apps together.

Does this relationship remain ongoing?

It’s definitely ongoing. I currently have a single full-time resource from them, working exclusively on my application design and development.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

All of my successfully deployed apps have justified their initial development costs within the first month on the iTunes store, and they’ve all received excellent user ratings and reviews. The apps never crash. They’re very stable and very intuitive to the end-users.

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

It’s very easy to collaborate with them; I’m very pleased. I typically work with the same project manager, and he manages different developers, so communication is quite easy. When I outsource development, I really make sure to be as clear as possible, otherwise things don’t aren’t understood. Details can literally be lost in translation, which results in a less than desirable product and end-user experience. They’re very flexible, and I’m happy with their communication and transparency. They also speak English well, which can be a recurring issue with outsourced development.

In retrospect, are there areas in which you think Space-O Technologies could improve as a service provider?

On the latest app that we’ve made, I wasn’t completely happy with their final design. When I brought it to their attention and gave them some examples, they turned it around and returned to me with significant improvements. They’re not always right on target, but they’re very open to modifications. I’ve been impressed with that characteristic.

5.0
Overall Score If they keep improving the way they are, I don’t see any reason to work with anyone else.
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    That’s one thing they need could improve. They’re not always on time, but I find that to be common to the industry.
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    There are definitely cheaper developers, but the quality tends to be lower. I’d rather have a company that’s a little more expensive, but produces great work.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I have done it in the past.