Web and Mobile application specialists

TechHuddle (London, UK) helps companies grow faster and more profitably by helping them access IT talent in Bulgaria (Sofia, Plovdiv, etc). 

TechHuddle was born from our CEOs (himself a respected CTO by background) frustrations with IT outsourcing and his belief that there must be a better way.

TechHuddle is one of the fastest growing IT companies in Bulgaria! 

What do you get with TechHuddle?

  • Up to 50% savings compared to local resources
  • Access to tens of thousands of IT specialists
  • 90% plus retention rate
  • Increased productivity
  • Faster time to market

What services does TechHuddle provide?

  • Dedicated teams
  • Product development
  • App development
  • QA
  • DevOps
  • Etc.

We have experts in virtually every technology including Java/Spring, C# .Net, PHP (Laravel, Symfony, Yii, Zend), Ruby on Rails, Python/Django, Node, GoLang, Angular, Rect/Redux, Vue, iOS (Objective-C / Swift), Android, Ionic, React Native, Flutter, Amazon Web Services, Azure, Azure, Hybris, Magento, Salesforce Commerce Cloud (Demandware), Shopware, Pimcore, Spryker, Automation Testing, etc. 

 
$5,000+
 
$25 - $49 / hr
 
250 - 999
 Founded
2012
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, Bulgaria
headquarters
  • 23A Daragan Tsankov Blvd
    23 1113
    Bulgaria
other locations
  • 32 Osvobozhdenie Blvd, Office 18, Floor 5
    16
    Bulgaria

Portfolio

Key clients: 

We work with companies from around the world including the US, UK, Canada, Germany, Holland, Belgium, Switzerland, etc.

We work with companies of all sizes from start-ups to listed companies across virtually every industry / sector including, Ecommerce, Financial Services, Healthcare, Property, Travel, Telecoms, Education, Gaming, Outsourced Product Development, etc.

Reviews

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Web & CRM Development for Luxury Housing Collective

“I feel that I've gotten very good value for my money.”

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

TechHuddle developed a luxury housing solution which allows users to browse real estate listings and rent them directly from the owner. The site features Stripe Payments integrations and a custom-built CRM.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
London, United Kingdom
Nick Cookson
CEO, Luxury Housing Collective
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The site has been live for several weeks and has received positive feedback from users. TechHuddle has since remained on standby to maintain and support the platform. The team’s technical expertise and inexpensive development allowed them to provide great value for the cost.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

We are an online platform which lists housings in the Mediterranean that can be rented directly from the owner or house manager.

I am the owner and Chief Executive Officer of the company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with TechHuddle?

We needed a developer for our website.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

TechHuddle developed our website based on our designer's work. TechHuddle didn't have an in-house designer at the time, but they've contracted one since, which I've used on a few tasks. Any changes to the original design were agreed between myself and TechHuddle. We use Stripe Payments, which was integrated into our site, but the other functionalities were hardcoded. We have a custom-built CRM [customer relationship management] system, with accounts for every owner or manager.

I worked with one lead backend developer from TechHuddle, as well as with a frontend developer who came onboard 2 months into the build. We also had a tester. I interacted directly with them.

How did you come to work with TechHuddle?

TechHuddle was recommended by a friend who had used them to build his own website. I got in touch with 2 other UK-based agencies, ultimately choosing TechHuddle.

How much have you invested with TechHuddle?

The total cost of TechHuddle's services has been around $60,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

Our site was completed in August 2015. TechHuddle has maintained and upgraded it since then.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Our site has only been live for a couple of weeks and hasn't been promoted yet, so I don’t have any tangible results to share. The feedback from the people who have seen it, including other developers, has been very good.

How did TechHuddle perform from a project management standpoint?

Our project kept growing, so the budget increased as well. I feel that I've gotten very good value for my money.

We used Slack, Google Hangouts, and Skype for communication, and Jira for tracking tasks. The tools were all recommended by TechHuddle. I hadn't used Jira in the past, but the process was straightforward.

What did you find most impressive about TechHuddle?

I don't have a good frame of reference, so it's not easy to say. Compared to the quotes I received from UK-based companies, I'd say that price is a main differentiator. I appreciated working with TechHuddle's principal. He was always at hand for giving advice and was helpful in going through designs and wireframes, making sure that everything was tied together nicely.

Are there any areas TechHuddle could improve?

I can't think of anything.

What tips or recommendations could you share that might increase the likelihood of success with TechHuddle?

Any clients looking to start a web development project should choose their agency wisely and stay as involved as they can at every stage of the process. Quite often, people think that they can get an agency to do the work for them, but it's quite often not the case.

4.5
Overall Score
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Timing could be improved on TechHuddle's part.
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I often recommend TechHuddle.

Custom Developed Platform for Real Estate Marketplace

“The work done by TechHuddle was high-quality.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
2014 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

TechHuddle designs and develops native mobile apps for Android and iOS which allow users to browse and search for real estate listings. The team also assists in testing and data entry & processing tasks.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
London, United Kingdom
IT Director, Agents' Mutual, Ltd.
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

TechHuddle initially developed a small native test solution in which they delivered excellent results. Their performance has since earned them an ongoing contract which has extended for the past 2 years. The team is recognized for their clean development and fast turnaround times.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

Our company was created by estate agents in order to compete within two major property portals in Britain. We provide a property portal which was launched aggressively within the B2B [business-to-business] space.

I am the IT director of the company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with TechHuddle?

We normally use on-site contractors, but I was familiar with TechHuddle and gave them a try.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We developed the web apps for our portals in-house. TechHuddle was in charge of creating the native mobile apps. Users can search for properties and register in order to receive notifications for any new additions to the market.

We used Amazon Web Services behind-the-scenes. We used Clojure on the server side, which is a programming language that runs on the Java Virtual Machine. We also used many client-side technologies like HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and Frameworks. The native development was done for Android and iOS phones and tablets.

We built the APIs to which our apps connect in-house. The development was done in parallel with TechHuddle's mobile development. They also helped us with data processing and data entry tasks, which we initially outsourced to India.

TechHuddle provided 2 developers, 3 designers, and 2 testers for our project. We use TechHuddle for testing both our native and mobile apps. They're responsible for doing small fixes, as well as adding features. We've recently added a new home search functionality and are working on form states and land search.

We have switched from an on-demand collaboration, to using dedicated resources from TechHuddle 6 months ago.

How did you come to work with TechHuddle?

Our collaboration with TechHuddle was an experiment brought forth by the fact that I'd seen the work done by their principal for other people. We gave TechHuddle a small amount of responsibility on building native apps. We gauged their progress and saw that after one month, TechHuddle advanced significantly. I have no regrets at all.

How much have you invested with TechHuddle?

This is confidential.

What is the status of this engagement?

We have been working with TechHuddle for 2 years and have an ongoing relationship.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

I was skeptical in the beginning and considered that all developers needed to be kept at arm's length.

The work done by TechHuddle was high-quality. I can't think of a single bug for any of the apps. Whenever we needed something done quickly, TechHuddle worked on evenings and weekends. TechHuddle's testers are very reliable and they've integrated with our systems.

How did TechHuddle perform from a project management standpoint?

TechHuddle integrated well with our team. We use HipChat for technical communications, as well as email and Jira. TechHuddle uses all our systems.

There were 3 people from TechHuddle involved in project management at first. We have taken on this aspect of the work now. I always appreciated TechHuddle's ability to remain flexible. They pick up the project management whenever we don't have the time for it.

We've met in London with their principals and developers, and have also received good service remotely from TechHuddle.

What did you find most impressive about TechHuddle?

Even though TechHuddle is based in Bulgaria, their resources are all good English speakers. Their team is professional, polite, and eager to help.

Are there any areas TechHuddle could improve?

Compared to everyone else I've worked with, there's nothing I could cite as an improvement for TechHuddle.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    We gave TechHuddle some tight schedules around our launch and they rose to the occasion.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Compared to costs in the UK and to our outsourcing projects with Indian companies, TechHuddle deserves a maximum rating.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    In terms of quality, we haven’t seen any bugs in the last 2 years.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I have recommended TechHuddle to colleagues.

Developed Insurance Marketplace for Startup

"The proactive side of TechHuddle's involvement stood out when we asked them to come up with specific functionalities."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
Project summary: 

TechHuddle developed and designed the website from scratch using a combination of technologies. They used HTML and made the website responsive for all devices. The team now provides ongoing maintenance.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
London, United Kingdom
Chief Marketing Officer, Insurance Marketplace
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The team worked extensively on online marketing, site optimization, and additional features. TechHuddle was proactive throughout the development process. Their work established has an improved interface to the customers and efficiency in the client’s finances.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

Our company provides insurance for cyclists and their bikes, covering for cases of theft, damage, and personal accidents. We transact predominantly online and are very reliant on web channels. I am the chief marketing officer of the company, and I oversee the digital side of the business.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with TechHuddle?

The problem with our service, insurance, is that it can't be sold like other commodities. Our site features a real-time pricing functionality where users can create baskets with different policies. These options have fixed terms for one-year periods and monthly payments. The contents of a user's basket have big implications since they are directly related to possible accidents. As we are formulating our product, it has to observe a set of rules and exceptions. For example, the form development process includes maximum bike values and minimum age values, which must be followed into an eventual payment window. In addition, the checkout is done through multiple providers, depending on whether it's for an annual or monthly contract. Upon checkout, an active policy is created. This active policy can be interrogated through the back-end, analyzing criteria against the policy. From there, we offer a renewal at the end of the term. There is absolutely no room for error in the live environment, particularly when it comes to pricing or the final terms on our certificates. Another important factor is that we work within a regulated environment. We need accuracy from the consumer's perspective, and there are huge fines that come with any mistake. TechHuddle provided development resources for our website that helped address these issues.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

TechHuddle developed our website from scratch using a combination of technologies. Basically, we started with a piece of white paper, built out our requirements for the front-end design, and undertook that phase internally. From that point, TechHuddle helped turn those ideas into reality. We have a stage setup for any functionalities before they are implemented on the website itself. This setup involves a bit of quality assurance, too. There is a lot of information flying around for our process, and we're legally obligated to provide it through policy documents, which are presented as PDFs. Our site is predominantly HTML and is built responsively in order to allow user access across all types of devices, browsers, and resolutions.

For the build, there was a team of three full-time developers assigned to us by TechHuddle, and we interacted with their project lead. Despite the fact that I wasn't a coder, the TechHuddle project lead, and I were able to map out the requirements and designs used for the site. TechHuddle then translated those and determined the best technology for our needs. TechHuddle also provides one resource for site maintenance.

How did you come to work with TechHuddle?

We were recommended to TechHuddle by a third party. After meeting them, we became confident that they had the experience, pricing, and ongoing service levels that we were looking for.

How much have you invested with TechHuddle ?

The total cost of our project with TechHuddle has been more than $100,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We keep a service retainer with TechHuddle. This allocates us a number of hours per month for updates and other work, which we normally exceed. 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We spend extensively on online marketing, and we're constantly optimizing the site and adding new features. It's difficult to take a snapshot of any individual task, but we set the requirements and TechHuddle has delivered against them well.

How did TechHuddle perform from a project management standpoint?

We've exceeded our time and budget allocation several times when we asked for extra features on top of the main ones discussed with them originally. TechHuddle offered a number of project management tools for us, but these solutions seemed like too much for what we were trying to do. We prefer to work with them through Google Docs. We've also used off-site nontech designers before, and getting them to work with coders has always been a tricky issue. In the case of TechHuddle, the process has been quite smooth.

What did you find most impressive about TechHuddle?

The proactive side of TechHuddle's involvement stood out when we asked them to come up with specific functionalities. We've recently asked for increased reporting capabilities, optimizing the three or four requirements that we wanted. TechHuddle came back with another six, building them at the same time at no considerable extra cost. They've been useful tools for us, so TechHuddle has shown initiative across the job.

Are there any areas TechHuddle could improve?

We have a two-hour time zone difference with TechHuddle, which created a bit of contention in our relationship. However, it can also be an advantage sometimes. Overall, we've been very happy with TechHuddle's service. 

4.5
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Their project management was good even though we had some initial issues with timing.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    We receive great value with these guys.
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I've already recommended them.