Engineering Experiences.

TechAhead is a Los Angeles (Agoura Hills) based Mobile Consulting, Design and Custom Apps Development Company with its offshore development center in New Delhi-NCR (India).

TechAhead believes in engineering products that are scalable, intuitive, and built around the user.

From mobile apps and websites to emerging technology applications like cognitive personal assistants – we create digital experience solutions for our clients that drive engagement and loyalty.

Through apps, we have created success stories for Startups and Fortune 100 companies alike across multiple verticals including Insurance, Finance, Healthcare, Fitness, Entertainment, Productivity, Travel, Retail, Logistics and more.

Our Key Differentiators: 

  • Pioneers in Apps development with over 9 years of experience.
  • Experts in building enterprise-level architecture designed for performance and security. 
  • Successfully delivered 1500+ Mobile and Web Projects. 
  • Proven expertise in designing seamless User Experience and stunning visual graphics. 

Top Skills:

iOS, Android, Xamarin, Enterprise Mobility, User journey planning, UI/UX Design, App Performance and Scalability, On-going App Maintenance and Modernization Support, Azure and AWS Consulting, Data Protection and Security, Automation Testing, BI and Analytics, IoT, ChatBots, PHP, MEAN, .Net, HTML5, Magento, Shopify and WordPress.

Get in touch at [email protected] or +1 818-318-0727 to discuss your requirements.

 
$10,000+
 
$25 - $49 / hr
 
50 - 249
 Founded
2009
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Agoura Hills, Los Angeles, CA
headquarters
  • 28720, Roadside Dr, Ste. 254
    Agoura Hills, Los Angeles, CA 91301
    United States
other locations
  • 08th Floor, Tower-A, Green Boulevard, Plot No.B-9/A, Sector-62
    Noida 201301
    India

Portfolio

Key clients: 

AXA, Allianz, American Express, Disney, AUDI, RosyBlue, LafargeHolcim, The Times Internet Group, ESPN F1.

 

Android & iPhone App: PikMyKid

PikMyKid is a comprehensive end to end solution for managing the entire student dismissal process in a smart, secure & expeditious manner and provide real-time updates and change management options to parents. It helps to manage your kid’s pick-up from school or child-care center. You can Announce your arrival to pick up your kid, Schedule carpools, Delegate pick-up duties to friends and family, Get real-time alerts on bus-riders, after school programs and more!

PikMyKid Won Best Startup App Award at Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce

Android & iPhone App: Melltoo

Melltoo is an app which is a marketplace and helps you buy and sell preloved things. It provides a platform to Turn your stuff into cash. You can List an ad for FREE and can maximize chances of your sale. The app provides in-app Chat to close the deals.

Melltoo  app is among the top 3 Social Marketplace Apps in UAE.

Android and iOS App - BookMyForex

BookMyForex is a reputed and first Indian company to provide online facility for foreign exchange services. BookMyForex was helping clients through their website, BookMyForex.com. TechAhead built the mobile apps, on iOS and Android platform, for them so users can access the service easily from anywhere, anytime. Users can now book a transaction 24x7 without any hassle associated with buying foreign currency, through their smartphones easily.

Android & iPhone App: Pinaakyo

Pinaakyo gives you a complete command on handling email and chats simultaneously. This unique mobile application platform helps you to send emails to receivers without knowing their email id. It helps you read and reply messages , chat with your friends and prioritize your emails while on the go, you can easily access everything through this app on a single platform.

GradPie - iPhone App

GradPie is a job app that connects recent graduates and college students with Entrepreneurs and Startups looking to fill temporary positions through a bidding platform

 

JustDelivr

JustDelivr is your personal online house manager that gives you control of mobile recharges, prepaid recharges, DTH Recharge, top-ups, landline recharge, post-paid bills, groceries, edibles, household products, daily needs, dairy, healthcare, beauty, kitchenware and pet care all with a simple app

 

Headlines Today - iPhone and Android App

Headlines Today is India’s leading news app that gets you the latest breaking news, current affairs, business news, entertainment news, sports news and LIVE TV all through just one application. Headlines Today is a 24-hour English news television channel run by TV Today Network. Headlines Today covers breaking news, latest news, entertainment, bollywood, business and sports. Headlines Today news channel was launched in 2003, covering news with unparalleled passion, accuracy and speed.

Fruity - iOS App

Fruity is social networking platform where user can create a profile and upload any photo of their choice. Photo will be liked on a scale of 5-10 by others and the ratings are added to the profile score which are ranked on leaderboards. The users can battle it out with other users on the leaderboard for the number 1 spot. Users can also create custom leaderboards for their friends to battle privately. Random fruity search option in the app will allow the users to search for specific profiles and rate them.

FitGang - iPhone and Android App

FitGang is the first mobile only discover plus social fitness platform that lets you engage with all fitness options around you and achieve your fitness goals.

Android App: MO-BIA

Mo-Bia Shows You In-Pictures/Video What's Happening Around 30-Mile Radius Whilst You Drive, How Bad An Accident Is, Lane Closures ,Best Truck Route, Black Ice, Car Fire, Etc.,Personalize All Your Trips And Share, Inform the Road Motorist of Dangers and Road Conditions On A Fly.

Android & iPhone App: Griffin Guide

Griffin Guide apps Guides to Africa's top cities with FREE previews. It gives guides to top destinations like Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, Port Louis, Nairobi and Lagos. It Lists of Essential sights, compiled by Griffin Guide team resident experts who have personally vetted each location. It includes dining places from street food to top restaurants.

 

Android & iPhone App: Snakkoo

Sankkoo is one of the best option to search, discover ,review & rate restaurants, multiplexes, coffee shops, bakery shops. It is designed in a way that it becomes user friendly & easy to use. This restaurants, multiplex, bakery & coffee shop finder app helps you to browse their menus, pictures , ratings and much more.

Android & iPhone App: FANEWS

FANEWS lets you, read the news and info only you care about. It helps you Pay attention to the things around you. Almost everyone love his (her) city, concerned about this land of the people and events. The local city news, Car information, Real estate market, Home Furnishing life, Tourism, Fashion style, Food, Education,Technology. It gives you personal related information on local life.

iPhone App: The Fitness Games

The Fitness Games will make your fitness goals for strength, wellness, and overall health gains achievable all while dominating your different gym or fitness partners. it helps to challenge your friends and other competitors to intense workouts with The Fitness Games while trying new workouts to improve your health! It provides overall rankings for local and international challenge winners, supports GPS tracking to keeps partners accountable for cardio goals. It also provides a you platform to Create Your Own Workout option for personal trainers and clients.

WINNER of the Fall 2014 Best Mobile App Awards for Best Yoga & Fitness Apps!"

Android & iPhone App: Dainik Bhaskar

Danik Bhaskar provides news on the move, anytime, anywhere. Get top stories, your city news, Entertainment, Cricket and much more in Hindi. It provides extensive reach to Enjoy local news from 800+ cities and 14 states plus your daily and monthly horoscope (राशिफल), astrology, stock updates, fashion tips, business and technology news.

Danik Bhaskar app has over 1 million users .

iPhone App: eziCourier

eziCourier is a platform to help organizations who need to send bulk couriers and independent local courier companies to connect with each other. App platform is based around GPS technology which allows users to harness the power of a localised network of couriers dedicated to a quick and professional delivery service. 

Android App: Cacophony

Cacophony is a music challenge App! It allows user to listen and name the tunes in the cacophony quiz track.Users can also create their own quizzes containing 2-5 tracks from the MP3 on your device and challenge your friends and other players.

iPad App : Cabi Clothing

Fashion, Friends, and Fun… that's the CAbi Experience! This iPad app is an extension of the CAbi Experience complete with the latest looks hot off the runway and the ability to share outfits with friends! App also has the ability to pick and choose hundreds of latest design and see how they would look like on models in real time.

iPhone App : Bollywood In Britian

Bollywood in Britain (BIB) is an interesting tourist guide app which helps tourists visiting Britain on what to see and where to go while sharing engaging Bollywood trivia related to that particular location.With key features like Travel Guide Map, Destination Search, Flip Tour which shares Celeb Stories and Destination Recommendation, Community window and Love Wall.  

iPhone App : Walltat

Walltat App is a free App for iOS devices which allows users to change the visual appearance their house or office with a few clicks. The App works in coordination with your camera App so you can virtually apply Wall decals to your walls before using the real ones. iDecal is one tool that is made for both interior designers and people who wish to change the looks of their home but lag the right tools or knowledge to do so. The ease to use interface allows users to apply more than 500 designs, select from 34 colors, 5 sizes and an orientation option.

iPad App : RosyBlue

If you are into diamond business the RosyBlue iPad App which will help you ease your job. RosyBlue iPad App helps users buy, search, compare and add to cart their favourite design. The various detailed features allow users to compare two products, across various specs like shape, color, cut, carat, size, depth price etc.

iPad App : Michelangelo Lite

Michelangelo Lite is an award winning virtual 3D showroom App for iPad which helps users visualize their interior and design them the way they want. It allows users to buy tiles and counter tops on the go. Its easy to use interface allows users to redesign any part of the house. Just select the tiles you wish to place in your home and apply it on the walls, the App shows tiles and counter tops from various world renowned vendors along with the pricing.

iPad App : Carnival of Souls

Carnival of Souls is a 3D comics which tells the story of a Carnival of Souls series comics. The App has an interactive user interface, and allows you to use a 3D red and blue coloured glasses to read the comics. The story takes users into a thrilling carnival and freaks out every reader.

iPhone App: RapNet – Rapaport Diamond Trading Network

RapNet – Rapaport Diamond Trading Network is a free App for those traders who wish to buy and sell diamonds. The App allows users to search for right diamond using RapNet membership. It provides latest news, reviews and videos from the jewellery industry. It also allows users to download price list, and perform calculations, the diamonds are divided into various categories so user can easily find the right one they need.

iPhone App : WataTune

WataTune is a radio App for iOS devices which allows users to listen to their favourite music. It supports frequencies of nearly every country. Apart from that a user can keep track of his favourite song, and keep him updated about the release dates of upcoming numbers. It removes the need for internet and helps you search for your favourite track.

iPhone App : Pentapuzzle

Pentapuzzle gaming App is designed to improve the brain power of users. It is an easy to play but hard to master game with a goal to arrange 12 different kinds of Pentomino pieces. This helps users to improve on their spatial skills, designed using OpenGL and sound composed by Matthew Herbert.

iPhone App : Metro Chess

MetroChess is a free App for iOS devices designed to teach chess fans the game through interactive lessons. The courses range from Beginner to Expert level and is good for players who wish to learn basics or become a professional player. The animated design allows users to follow step by step tutorial some of these courses have been designed by professional players including World Champion Viswanathan Anand. The game helps you improve on your weakness and enhance your game with each lesson.

iPhone App : Word Bucket

The Word Bucket App is designed for users who wish to learn a new language. The App has several small games and features which make learning fun and easy. Word Bucket supports several languages including Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, Chinese, Arabic, Korean, Japanese and Russian. Apart from this features like save your favourite word, small games, help users build vocabulary. One can also share their favourite words with friends on social networking sites.

iPhone App : ESPN F1 App

ESPN F1 App is a for Formula 1 fans who wish to keep track of the world's fastest race the F1 Grand Prix. The App is completely free for iOS users, some of the features which this Apps provides include, the real time GPS information, classification of pilots, news, twitter updates, race details in real time. Apart from this the users can get individual rankings of each player, teams and winners of each season. The photo gallery and circuit details allow users to completely indulge in the game.

iPhone App : iGolf Pocket Pro Lite

iGolf Pocket Pro Lite is an App for all Golf enthusiasts who wish to learn the game from the experts. The App is available on the App store for all major iOS devices and is free to download. The App has been produced by Quarter Century PGA Golf Instructor Gary Balliet. The App will assist users to learn the game through various video tutorials, right from the basic level to expert level, a user can learn Grip, Posture, Ball Position, Alignment, Routine and a lot more.

iPhone App: News Hunt

Using NewsHunt and read more than 25 language newspapers from India.Leading dailies in Hindi, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Gujarati, Marathi, Kannada, Punjabi, Bengali and English too!! Read Breaking News, Cricket Live, Business, Sports, Bollywood and much more. This application also have options to share on Facebook and send email

Reviews

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ERP Software & Mobile App Dev for Business Cleaning Service

"Their qualifications, resource pool, and personal interest in projects help them deliver an all-in-one package." 

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
Feb. 2016 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

TechAhead is developing an ERP software solution consisting of a web backend and a customer-facing mobile app. The web portal utilizes AI technology and cloud-based hosting.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Hamburg, Germany
Sascha Denzer
CTO, Cleazz GmbH
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The solution will soon be released market-wide and is almost fully functional. TechAhead has showcased their problem-solving skills throughout the engagement and displayed an authentic interest in relationship building. They’ve proven themselves to be a responsible, dedicated, and capable partner.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m the CTO of Cleazz GmbH, a business cleaning startup. We offer software that connects, manages, and controls all aspects of a company’s operational and administrative processes.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire TechAhead?

We needed someone to take over the development life cycle of our new multichannel ERP solution.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted to establish a functional prototype that we could run pilot partners on and scale up globally, after a certain period.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

In the beginning, we were quite unsure if we could develop a complex project like this solely offshore. However, our concerns disappeared rapidly after we talked to their developers, project managers, and leadership in-person. They also welcomed us quite hospitably.

Describe the project in detail.

They’re developing a multichannel ERP software solution with a customer-facing mobile app and an online backend portal. The online portal features AI algorithms and is hosted via cloud services.

What was the team composition?

We’ve worked with as many as seven and as few as five developers. We also have a project manager.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Though we’re not fully market-ready, we do have a nearly functional prototype. More importantly, we’ve found a strong and reliable partner in TechAhead that supports us during both the good days and the difficult days.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

It took time to establish a workable process but we finally landed on a system that works for us—one with short, direct communication. They’ve provided excellent service over the past few years, along with a great deal of willingness and commitment.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Our past years of collaboration have proved that TechAhead is a reliable and trustworthy offshore development partner. The best part about working with TechAhead is their ability to deal with unexpected issues that arise during large projects like this.

They’re willing to work late nights and weekends when we’re feeling pressured to deliver, and they’ve never let us down. Their leadership is eager to erase any misunderstandings that crop up and is constantly brainstorming better ways to collaborate. They even went as far as to send their board to visit us in Germany to form a stronger relationship.

Are there any areas for improvement?

There’s room for improvement in every company, but TechAhead has always found a solution that pleases both sides when we’ve raised a concern. Their qualifications, resource pool, and personal interest in projects help them deliver an all-in-one package. The only thing I’ll point out is that we should establish one or two days every year to celebrate because there’s more to life than just hard work.

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

Mobile App Development for Cooling Company

"Their friendly, helpful team can deliver good apps at cost-effective prices."

Quality: 
3.0
Schedule: 
3.5
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
3.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Sept. 2016 - Apr. 2017
Project summary: 

TechAhead helped develop the Android and iOS versions of an app that allowed users to manage accounts and payments. They designed the UI and integrated the apps with a provided backend. 

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Doha, Qatar
Business Application Analyst, Utilities Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Both app versions currently process 12–15% of all payments and have received excellent reviews. Although reaching the development team was sometimes a challenge, TechAhead delivered clean designs and user-friendly features. The team was experienced, and the price was reasonable. 

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I'm the business application analyst at a leading cooling company in the Middle East. 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire TechAhead?

We invested in a mobile app. 

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted to provide an efficient and convenient mobile app for our customers to manage accounts, pay bills, and receive updates.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We searched for app developers online and contacted local suppliers. We shared our requirements with 10 developers and received proposals. Our team evaluated the proposals based on the company's background, experience, and cost.

Describe the project in detail.

We had a few online meetings to discuss our requirements and objectives. We designed and developed the backend services internally then shared them with their team. They produced a mockup UI for the Android and iOS versions, which reviewed before offering feedback.

After a few iterations, our teams finalized the design, and TechAhead developed the screens and integrated services. Once they delivered a beta version, we performed end-to-end testing to verify its integrity.

What was the team composition?

They assigned us a support team. During some technical issues, we contacted the Android and iOS developers directly to explain the glitch.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Thanks to their support, we were able to deliver a beautiful product to our happy customers. We currently receive between 12–15% of our payment transactions through the app. The average rating for both versions is over four stars. Overall, we're satisfied with their work and would recommend them.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

It was easy to reach our team lead but not the actual team. They used a chat engine to communicate, which was inconvenient; communicating through chat is not as effective as talking over the phone. We also didn't know the team's direct contact number, which resulted in poor communication.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

They have a friendly, helpful team that can deliver good apps at cost-effective prices. They're also able to design rich interfaces for a better customer experience.

Are there any areas for improvement?

They could improve collaboration by offering a dedicated communication medium and bringing the team to requirements discussions. At one point, they assigned new developer after the original ones shifted to another project. It was challenging to teach the new team members about the project requirements. Furthermore, their testing team should also have the resources to verify bilingual apps.

3.5
Overall Score
  • 3.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 3.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 3.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

iOS Dev for Banking Communications App

“TechAhead has delivered much more than we ever expected.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
4.5
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
Jun. 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

TechAhead is developing a mobile app for iOS and Android that works on tablets. The frontend’s multi-tiered infrastructure offers secure communication, while the backend includes cloud services. 

The Reviewer
 
10,000+ Employees
 
Toronto, Canada
Director, Banking Institution
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

To date, TechAhead has produced high caliber work on a timely delivery schedule. By following Scrum and working in 15-day sprints, the team has facilitated a smooth, fast, and productive workflow. Their services have exceeded expectations and secured customer satisfaction.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the director of a banking institution. We took the initiative to build a mobile app that facilitates business in the capital market space via tablets rather than desktop computers.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with TechAhead?

We hired TechAhead to develop our iOS app. 

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We held many brainstorming sessions to figure out exactly what we wanted in our product. Functionally, the mobile app serves to make our traders’ jobs easier. Once we finalized the concept, the business analyst and business owners compiled detailed requirements. 

TechAhead is currently developing our iOS app. The app’s frontend communicates with a multi-tier infrastructure in a secure environment. It still uses our backend, which is comprised of cloud web services like Gmail. During phase two, the team will create an Android version.

What is the team composition? 

TechAhead assigned 6-7 developers and two business analysts to work on our project. We communicated with the business analysts and the business owner.

How did you come to work with TechAhead?

After considering a few vendors, we selected TechAhead to complete the development work for our project.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent about $200,000–$500,000 so far.

What is the status of this engagement?

We’ve been working together since June 2018.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Everything is going smoothly. TechAhead has delivered around 40% of the development so far. We’re happy with their services. They produce quality work and have processes in place that are quite established. 

How did TechAhead perform from a project management standpoint?

We only care about meeting timelines and the quality of work, rather than how it’s accomplished. TechAhead delivers quality work on time. They have 15-day sprints and follow Scrum. 

What did you find most impressive about them?

I appreciate TechAhead’s high-caliber work products and timely delivery. 

Are there any areas they could improve?

No. TechAhead has delivered much more than we ever expected.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

I definitely recommend TechAhead. 

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

App Dev for Arabic Job Portal

“We were impressed with their commitment and desire to please their clients.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Jul. - Sept. 2018
Project summary: 

TechAhead designed, developed, and tested a custom jobhunting platform for manual laborers.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Giza, Egypt
Omar Khalifa
Founder & CEO, Shaghalni
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The app is expected to perform well, thanks to TechAhead’s commitment to excellence. Despite the language barrier, their fluid communication and problem-solving skills fostered a positive collaboration.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I'm the founder of an online platform for blue- and gray-collar jobseekers.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire TechAhead?

Our goal was to build a simple, user-friendly mobile app in Arabic.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted to expand our user database.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We considered a lot of app development companies in Egypt and India. While some were impressive, TechAhead had the edge because of their portfolio and commitment. In addition, they offer a one-year guarantee to fix any bugs for free.

Describe the project in detail.

Initially, we had a Skype call to explain our expectations in more detail. They sent us the design wireframe, then started the work as soon as they got our approval.

What was the team composition?

We were assigned a project manager. Every week or two, we would have a conference call that involved the developers as well.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We were quite happy with the testing phase. The app is exactly as it should be—it’s fast, it doesn't crash, and it’s user-friendly. We're launching next week, and I'm sure it will do great once we publish it on the Google Play Store.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

They were extremely reliable and committed. We never faced issues communicating, as they were always on call. Despite some language obstacles, they managed to do a great job. They had a great work ethic and excellent problem-solving skills.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

We were impressed with their commitment and desire to please their clients, which is very important when dealing with companies abroad.

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

iOS & Android Dev for Travel Emergency Resources & Social App

"They're responsive and willing to jump in and edit things."

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

TechAhead provided iOS and Android native application development, working on backend of the apps using wireframes provided. They included push notifications, alerts, and location services, among others.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Washington, D.C.
Matthew Snyder
Principal, Innate
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The completed apps were generally well received, with any bugs quickly addressed and fixed by the TechAhead team. They communicate well, and given the time difference, handle the project management smoothly, but could be more proactive from a strategy point of view.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I'm the principal at Innate Agency. We're a Fintech company that specializes in the insurance sector. We do everything from backend technology to ancillary product development, with web and mobile interface development as well.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with TechAhead?

Our client in Australia needed some apps developed.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We worked on native apps for both iOS and Android. We provided the scope, the business requirements, the wireframes, and the creative, while they took care of the backend development.

It's primarily a travel assistance app. The client is a travel insurance provider and they wanted to provide their customers with a couple of different features. They have a monitoring service around the world that sends alerts based on what is happening. For example, if there is civil unrest, a terrorism alert, or a natural disaster, the user receives a push notification. There's also a direct communication module that allows tracking users on the map. There will also be general information about the health issues, types of vaccinations, or visas that people might need when preparing for travel, and assistance for users already abroad, as needed

What is the team composition?

I work with Nitish (Assistant Manager, Tech Ahead) on the business development side of things, and another person from a project management standpoint.

How did you come to work with TechAhead?

Working with local resources was extremely cost prohibitive, so we went looking for a more cost-effective outsourcing option. I'm not sure exactly how we found them; it was definitely outreach on their part. We vetted them and they seemed to be a viable option. After some communication, we decided to do a project with them.

How much have you invested in them?

We spent around $30,000 on this app.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with them in August 2017 and the work is ongoing. We're currently working on a major update, and they're working on some other apps for us as well.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

It’s been highly reliable. The only negative user feedback we had was when there was a slight hiccup with the Android features, but it could have been on us as well.

If any bugs have come up, they're responsive and willing to jump in and edit things. Our client isn’t the most organized, so continues to come up with additional feedback or edits, and TechAhead consistently is willing to make those edits. I don’t feel like I am getting nickel-and-dimed.

How did TechAhead perform from a project management standpoint?

They've been fine. We tend to communicate with email and Skype, and the latter has been really effective. They are willing to take one-to-one or team calls to help resolve things. They do a good job of filling in the gaps and like to keep the project moving. They're good at being proactive from that standpoint, which has been nice.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They are willing to work through things. I have a fair amount of experience in the web world and marketing, but apps aren’t my strong suit, and they've done a nice job of letting me ask simple questions. It's been relatively collaborative from that standpoint.

I can count on them to take a little bit of information and give me a ballpark, so I can start the conversation on my side. They are willing to continue to have that conversation until we get the project going.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I spoke to their CEO about them trying to be more proactive. It would be great if I had someone giving me suggestions about how we could do things better. They fulfill our requests well, but it would be helpful and beneficial if I could also get someone giving suggestions from a strategy standpoint. I realize that they are a service provider and their job is to do what I ask them to do, which they do.

Also, the payment mechanism is a bit of a hassle as they require wire transfers. I'm fine with their prices going up a bit because they're responsive and what they do is good. However, at some point, as it gets closer to what I can get in the U.S., we have to weigh some of the other criteria.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Have your requirements be as tight as possible and really think through all the interactions so they have a really clear roadmap.

5.0
Overall Score It's been very positive.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Even though they're in India, they're always willing to do an early morning call which is late for them.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    It's definitely cheaper than what I can get in the U.S., and is a great product for a great price.
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They're very willing to tighten things up but, occasionally, we get a piece that isn’t exactly how we sent it over.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I would refer them.

Web Dev for Water, Air & Food Nonprofit

"They cleared up a lot of confusion that we brought to the table, so I would encourage trusting them with a project."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Dec. 2017 - June 2018
Project summary: 

TechAhead developed a WordPress-based website with PHP applications to better facilitate public interaction and awareness of organizational campaigns. The site included an application system and voting gateway.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Denver, Colorado
Patrick Smith
Program Manager, WAFA
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The site experiences greater traffic than its predecessor, and it performed well during its first vote-gathering processes, a sign of its potential for organizational growth. TechAhead worked beyond the scope of a normal business day to ensure clear communication and quality service.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am a program manager for Water, Air, Food Awards, which is a global nonprofit that solicits projects and initiatives around the world that are making substantial and impressive contributions to resource sustainability.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with TechAhead?

We had an outdated and ineffective website that was difficult to maintain. We needed a complete rebranding of our online presence.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

TechAhead prepared the wireframes for the site, which took a couple iterations, and we discussed what features and functionality we wanted the site to feature. Chief among our priorities was making the application process available online and making the public voting process simplified and more secure as people decide on their favorite projects. Our site is based on WordPress and features PHP custom applications. They helped us craft ways to promote fundraising and our sponsors and contributors.

What is the team composition?

We worked with an account manager along with a team of about five developers and marketing strategists.

How did you come to work with TechAhead?

They were recommended to our president by a colleague who had a successful project with them.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent about $29,760.

What is the status of this engagement?

We began our negotiations in November 2017, and our website went live in May 2018.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We’ve kept a close eye on our site with Google Analytics since our launch, and we’re happy with the results. We now feel our company has a really good tool to promote these important projects. Public voting for those projects began in June, and the website performed really well.

How did TechAhead perform from a project management standpoint?

We stayed well-organized by using Basecamp and Google tools.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They have been so responsive, kind, and available. They’re mostly based in India, and a lot of our staff is in Denmark, so they have put in several late nights on the phone with us. We have really appreciated that.

Are there any areas they could improve?

We didn’t have a tight focus on mobile development when we started the project. TechAhead is competent with mobile tasks, but our initial strategy for this project did not take advantage of that.

Any advice for potential customers?

As with any project, it’s best to be as clear as you can on your requirements from the start. Otherwise, I would simply recommend using TechAhead. They cleared up a lot of confusion that we brought to the table, so I would encourage trusting them with a project.

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

Mobile Apps & Web Portal for Roadside Assistance Program

“They can ramp up quickly, and they’re flexible in their resourcing.”

Quality: 
3.5
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
Oct. 2015 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

TechAhead developed a digital platform including mobile apps and a backend web portal. The apps are in iOS and Android. They also digitalized manual processes.

The Reviewer
 
10,000+ Employeea
 
Gurgaon, India
Program Manager, Insurance Multinational
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The first country implementation has gone live with the new web portal and apps, and gradually, the new technologies will be provided to more users. With flexibility and on-time delivery, this team delivers strong technical experience and abilities. They are working to improve their project management as needed.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

All insurance companies have a back-office arm. We provide various backend support services like roadside, travel, and health insurance to the customers. I was a consulting CIO for the India operation. Then I became a regional program manager for a very ambitious initiative for the group.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with TechAhead?

We wanted a good, long-term development partner. We wanted a technically enabled partner who could develop a digital platform for us that included mobile apps and a backend web portal.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

TechAhead developed our digital platform for us for one of our businesses. They gave us a few apps to meet our business requirements. Then we wanted to have a lot of backend to support those apps. Over a period of 2 years, we have also developed a web portal which shares to the frontend mobile apps. It’s a full digital model for one our business models to digitalize manual processes into a digital platform. The apps are in iOS and Android and are mainly native apps.

We provide roadside assistance services in a digital model where you can use digital GPRS [General Packet Radio Service] location-based services to identify the fastest and most effective support model for the customers. The portal is LAMP [Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP] technologies.

What is the team dynamic?

We have a dedicated team working for us within the company. I interacted closely with the delivery head/project manager, and I also communicate with the resources dedicated to us. It’s important to know their capabilities, monitor their tasks closely, and to track their services and the agreed scope of work. They had a resource pool of PHP resources, iOS developers, UI developers, QA, as well as an Android development team. There were 8-9 resources engaged on average across all these platforms.

How did you come to work with TechAhead?

We had a very detailed evaluation process, and TechAhead met most of our requirements. They focused on mobile apps, mobility, and digital technology. We wanted a company that was purely focused on this. They were also small, nimble, and flexible in terms of working in a different order to suit our requirements. They were rated highly and showed applicable experience.

How much have you invested with them?

We have invested $200,000 per year.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in October 2015, and the work is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

It’s too early to have metrics. We’ve gone live with the first country. It’s a regional initiative, so we’re going live gradually with other countries. There will be at least 100+ business users within 1 country who extend the service to their customers. The number of users in the system has been more than 500. If we have multiple countries, there would be 500–700 or more business users who extend the service to their customers per coountry. There are more customers on the portal side.

How did TechAhead perform from a project management standpoint?

They’re good technology-oriented people, but formal project management is something that they could improve on. It’s not bad, but it could be improved. We have a sprint type of project management. We give requirements in sprints, and they deliver either a sole version or a new version of the platform. It’s a combination of waterfall and Agile methodology. They can ramp up quickly, and they’re flexible in their resourcing. If we need more iOS or more Android developers, we get those skills whenever we need them.

The project managers need more experience and continuity. We’ve had a change of project managers 2 times in the last 2 years.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They are good with technology. They deliver on time and are flexible.

Are there any areas they could improve?

They should have more of a consulting approach. They need to improve their project management skills. We have driven them very closely as a business from a project management perspective. The expectation is that they will become a more consultant-based organization rather than order takers. They need more formality in their processes. They also need to improve their UI skills.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

They have good technical skills and the newest technologies. The company can ramp up depending on the requirements of the customers. On the other side, they need close supervision. Continuous engagement with the delivery personnel is important.

4.0
Overall Score They’re a team that can scale fast. You can rely on them for their technical skills. The management is willing to invest in the partnership and meet the requirements.
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They work really hard and they will do what they have to do meet the deadlines. They’re responsive.
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They’re very competitive. If we can manage them well, we can get a cost-effective deliverable from them.
  • 3.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    UI and QA need to improve before the deliverables are met. They have quick deliveries, but there are things we expect to have been caught in the QA services.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I do recommend them. They have been great partners, and they are responsive. They listen to our feedback and improve.

Development of Internal Communication & Management Tool

"They really focus on understanding the project concept."

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

TechAhead built a communications and management tool to facilitate messaging and task management.

The Reviewer
 
201-500 Employees
 
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Manager, Emtech Computer Co LLC
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The recently implemented tool has been met with positive feedback. All of the expected deliverables were received and the team stayed highly responsive and communicative throughout the project.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

We provide integrated service management offerings that are comprehensive and standardized for full lifecycle services, covering the the full spectrum of ICT [information & communications technologies] & cloud solutions.

I served as the internal project manager for this project

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what reason(s) did your company hire TechAhead?

They are extremely professional and the best in their work. I would say they are incredibly communicative and timely. The time and cost estimates they gave us were very accurate and the best part is that they were actually able to deliver on their promises.

What were your goals for this project?

Our vision was to develop our own powerful internal communications and management tool for our organization for effective team communication as well as for managing other important activities like task management, performance management, etc. I am grateful to TechAhead for doing an amazing job for us.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We did research and contacted various app development companies and after discussing our project and possible approaches, we felt very confident that they’d be able to deliver what we needed.

What was the team composition?

Team composition was based on our requirement. They have a large team available and they have taken care of everything very professionally.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We have recently launched this application internally and it is working seamlessly. We are happy that have we have been able to achieve what we expected thanks to TechAhead. They are truly top-notch.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

The workflow between our teams was very effective. They did a phenomenal job.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Apart from being highly responsive and timely, the best part about them is they really focus on understanding the project concept and help their clients to nurture their idea by giving their expert advice. Also, they are very transparent in terms communication and always kept us up to date.

Are there any areas for improvement?

They really excel in their work in each and every way so I don't see any area for improvements. I'm highly satisfied.

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

Development of iOS & Android Logic Game Apps

"They built a world-class app for us at an affordable price."

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

TechAhead built native iOS and Android apps to measure mental performance based on testing logic provided to them.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Australia
Founder, Whizooh
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Minimal bugs have been found in the apps during beta testing. TechAhead is professional, communicative, and fast at development. They are immediately responsive and met all set deadlines.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am the founder of Whizooh, which is an early stage startup aiming to build a problem-solving game that measures current mental performance.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with TechAhead?

We used TechAhead to build a mobile app for our startup. The original challenge was building the app itself and testing it to make sure all the settings were accurate in measuring mental performance. 

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

As the founder, I had designed the test/game and written all the questions and rules – then engaged TechAhead to build the mobile app. They designed and built a native mobile app for iOS and Android. 

How did you come to work with TechAhead?

We chose TechAhead because it was clear that they would provide a higher quality app with fees that were within our budget. I had contacted various tech service companies but I chose TechAhead because they seemed to offer the best package for native mobile applications. We were considering cheaper firms that would have offered hybrid technology but were convinced that a native application was best – and TechAhead seemed to offer the best quality development at a competitive cost. 

How much have you invested with them?

It’s been around $10,000. 

What is the status of this engagement?

This project is ongoing, but a first version was developed in July 2017. It took around 6 weeks to complete.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We are currently beta testing the app, but so far the app works smoothly and has had minimal bugs. We are hoping to launch an MVP very soon after further development with TechAhead. 

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their team is very professional, communicative, and fast. We would definitely recommend TechAhead. They built a world-class app for us at an affordable price. The team was always available and worked fast to deliver a quick launch. 

Are there any areas they could improve?

Not at all, I am a first-time entrepreneur but I was really satisfied with the services offered by TechAhead. They guided me through the process brilliantly.

5.0
Overall Score The team was a pleasure to deal with. They were responsive on Skype to any issues that arose. We could work through any issue.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They were always keeping me updated as to where the development was and they met all deadlines set out in our schedule.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    The original estimate was met to the dollar.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    The end product was brilliant and serves all the purposes I needed.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I would recommend TechAhead, especially to first-time entrepreneurs. They have competitive costs and are brilliant at guiding you through the process.

Tattoo Enthusiast Social Media App

"TechAhead found a solution for every request."

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

TechAhead took over the development of a social-networking mobile app, creating mapping and messaging functions for iOS and assisting with the launch. They’ll start working on an Android version shortly. 

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Los Angeles, California
Founder, Tattoo Planet
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Within a week of launching, the solution attracted over 40 registered tattoo studios, who have shared their excitement about using the platform. TechAhead’s user-friendly designs, reasonable pricing, and around-the-clock availability continue to impress. 

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the founder of Tattoo Planet, a social network for tattoo shops, artists, and anyone interested in the tattoo world. It brings everyone together. 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with TechAhead?

I had the basics of the app already, but it wasn’t complete. I was using another team and tried to launch the app, but I wasn’t satisfied. I wanted to find a new provider after I saw my friend’s app that TechAhead built, which was amazing. 

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

When I started working with TechAhead, I was satisfied to the point that we released the first version. When I met them, the app was 5% done, but it’s now 30% done. The app is not completed yet because we are working through new versions.

The app is available for iOS currently and will be built for Android in the future. I work with TechAhead for most of the week. I have meetings with them, so I know them well by now.

TechAhead assigned 3 resources for this project: a designer, a backend developer, and someone who’s working on the app. When things need to be done by a certain time, they add people to get the job done. They’re a great, hard-working team.

What features did they work on?

There were a lot of requirements. Mostly, we’re building mapping and live-messaging features where users can communicate and share photos. Users can search the map for nearby shops and artists registered on the app. They can post pictures and videos to their profiles, manage scheduling, and choose a specific artist to contact. TechAhead also made a consent form from scratch, which I’m very happy with.

Once users select an artist to do their tattoo, they can schedule an appointment through the app. They can choose a specific artist at a shop and see their profiles and the work they’ve done. The consent form can be filled out in the app, which makes appointments easy. When you arrive at the appointment, the preliminary steps are done, so you don’t waste time waiting, and the artist doesn’t waste time writing the consent forms by hand.

How did you come to work with TechAhead?

A friend referred TechAhead to me after showing me his app that they’d made.

How much have you invested with TechAhead?

We have spent $30,000 with them so far. The pricing is unbelievable.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with them in March 2017, and the project is ongoing. It’s an endless project. We will continue to keep building and fixing bugs. 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

TechAhead does amazing work. I’m proud to work with them, and I’m so happy that I met them. People are downloading the app, but it only launched a week ago, so I don’t have any metrics yet. We have over 40 shops registered, and some major tattoo shops and artists want to work with us, which is a great success. People are very interested in and excited about the product and told us they’ve been waiting for something like this to happen.

How did TechAhead perform from a project management standpoint?

A manager goes through all the tasks that need to be done based on our schedule. I’m amazed that they’re awake at certain times to get the job done. We use Slack and Skype for communication. We get daily updates, send messages and photos, and connect to every person who’s working on the project. The team notifies me about what’s been done and what’s in the pipeline.  

What did you find most impressive about TechAhead?

They have great UX skills and made the app as user-friendly as possible. We didn’t have any major challenges, but they did everything I asked. TechAhead found a solution for every request.

Are there any areas TechAhead could improve?

I haven’t noticed any areas where they can improve. They’re already an accomplished company, and their professional team can work on any project. 

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They are always available, no matter what time of day it is.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    The cost is reasonable. Anybody in the business of building apps will notice that right away.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    The quality is amazing, which is why I chose them.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I would recommend them to any company that wants to build an app.