Mobile & Web Apps Development - Healthcare/HIPAA

We specialize in cloud based Web and Mobile Apps development, primarly for Healthcare (HIPAA),  Education sector.  We are a dev partner for one of the Top Rated featured app on iTunes and Play Store. We build highly scalable and flexible web and mobile applications that are capable of handling complexities.

We developed applications that are 508 and HIPAA compliant. 

  • mHealth, HIPAA applications (including Bluetooth connected Device integrations)
  • Cloud & Mobile Strategy,
  • Product Development,
  • Web/Mobile Apps Design & Development
    • cross platform hybrid mobile apps,
    • wearables, 
    • responsive web apps
    • native iOS and Android

Capabilities:

  • Firm Fix Price MVP Development
  • Fix Broken or Messed up development software - we helped customers effected from extremely bad outsourced development experiences, to delightful experiences.
  • Native Mobile Apps:  iOS, Android,
  • Cross-Platform Hybrid Mobile Apps:  Hybrid (React Native, Ionic, Cordova)
  • Wearables: Android Watch, Apple Watch apps, Nokia Go
  • Bluetooth Integrated mobile apps
  • Web Front End Development: Javascript, Angular JS, React JS, Ember JS
  • Web Apps:  Responsive Web, Java, MEAN Stack, Node.JS, ROR, PHP, Laravel
  • Product Development: Strategy, User Experience, Design, Architecture 
  • Cloud: DevOps, AWS, CM, CI, Docker, Chef

Work Examples: http://technologyrivers.com/our-work/

Services: http://technologyrivers.com/services/

 
$10,000+
 
$50 - $99 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2014
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Reston, VA
headquarters
  • 11911 Freedom Drive, Suite 850
    Reston, VA 20190
    United States

Portfolio

Key clients: 
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • HIPAA compliance apps (including for CDC, Kidney Donor, Breast Cancer)
  • Handwritten Greeting Card - Felt App 
  • Sickweather
  • Funded Startups by Foundry Group, 500 Startups, NEA Venture Capital
  • K2M
  • Messaging apps 
  • On-Demand Services (Fuel & Food Delivery, Voter Driver)
  • mHealth Applications
  • Education Software
  • Fertility Tracking

Felt app - Handwritten Greeting card for the modern world

Hireworx All-In-One Recruitment Software

Recruitment Software

Sales Training and Coaching Application

sales training and coaching application

Privio - Private Video Sharing

Student Support Software

Student Support Softward built for universities.

Fertility Tracking App

Fertility Tracking App

Uber for Vote Poll - on demand service

Uber/Lyft style On Demand Service app that connect voters with volunteers that can take people to polling stations

BoatAdvisor - Marketplace to connect boat owners to service providers

Social Networking for Counter Intelligence

Social Networking Platform

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iOS App Dev for Education NonProfit

“The whole project went really smoothly, and I have nothing but positive things to say about our experience.”

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

Technology Rivers built an iOS platform from scratch for an educational nonprofit. After reviewing requirements, they wireframed, designed, and developed all aspects of the platform.

The Reviewer
 
Washington, D.C.
Project Manager, Foster Friends
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The final product is high-quality and is designed for expansion. Technology Rivers helped push the project outside of the box. They were responsive, and their interest in the project came through in helpful suggestions. All deliverables came in on schedule, and they implemented feedback immediately.

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 a nonprofit organization started by a high school student. I was a project manager and lead for the project. The non-profit connects high school students with children in the foster care system. Students can volunteer for extracurricular activities within the foster care community.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Technology Rivers?

There is a lot of legality and restrictions with the foster care system. We needed an application that allowed students to share and teach children without needing to meet in person.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

The platform is a bridge between the parties that use it. Technology Rivers built the entire application. They worked with the students to understand the requirements, then they came up with a design, wireframed, and developed a solution. They handled the full life-cycle of the project and developed the whole project from scratch. The finished product is an iOS application.

What is the team composition?

I worked directly with the team, which included three developers and a project manager. Most of my interaction was with their CEO, and they were very efficient.

How did you come to work with Technology Rivers?

I knew them before this project. They created an application at a previous company I worked with. I enjoyed working with them before, so they seemed like a good solution when we started on this project.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started discussions with them in January 2018 and the project started in April 2018.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The quality of work was excellent. They completed all the requirements and went above and beyond to provide everything we needed. They helped the students think beyond the original scope, and it's built to accommodate expansion in the future. The students were really excited by the project.

How did Technology Rivers perform from a project management standpoint?

The whole project went really smoothly, and I have nothing but positive things to say about our experience. Everything came to us as scheduled, and their project management was very good. They were completely in control, they had clear documentation, and they provided demos and took input. Any feedback was implemented immediately. We used Jira and other ways to reach them, and they were always responsive to email.

What did you find most impressive about them?

The most noteworthy thing was how smoothly the project went. Their responsiveness, interest in the project, and willingness to make suggestions was uncommonly helpful. They were sensitive to the fact that this was a project designed for high school students, and they helped them think outside the box.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I can't think of anything they could have done differently. Any delays came from the students, and all the feedback we received was entirely positive.

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

Software Product Support for Computer Software Company

“They quickly figured out what was going on and proposed a good solution.”

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
February 2019
Project summary: 

After taking over a software development project, Technology Rivers finalized the development process, launched the product on the server, and addressed all the bugs.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Illinois
Co-founder, Software Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Technology Rivers worked quickly and efficiently, saving the in-house team a tremendous amount of time and resources. They went above and beyond to meet all needs, while their ability to resolve any issues that came up during the process earned them trust.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I'm the co-founder of a software company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Technology Rivers?

We were in the process of building a software tool that would help us with our business functions. We were working with another company, but we were not happy with their services. We wanted to find a new vendor to support us.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Our app is built in Python Django and we used Angular and Celery for a lot of the functions as well. We already had the codebase, so we had to figure out how to launch it on the server, piece everything together, and create a working product. Technology Rivers handled all of that. They helped us get the product up and running and fixed all the bugs.

What is the team composition?

We mostly worked with their lead architect.

How did you come to work with Technology Rivers?

They were our customer, so we knew them and trusted them.

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked with them in February 2019.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

They saved us a tremendous amount of time and money. They were able to jump in and get the project up and running within a day or two. They're very experienced, so they know what they're doing. We were happy with the quality of their work.

How did Technology Rivers perform from a project management standpoint?

They were very responsive. We did most of our communication through Slack and we also had some phone calls. The developer that we were working with was based overseas, but we didn't have any issues with the time difference.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They have an agile approach and can adapt to different circumstances. They quickly figured out what was going on and proposed a good solution.

Are there any areas they could improve?

The only issue we had was that we didn't know the number of total hours they had worked until the end of the project. That wasn't a big problem, but we'd have liked them to be a bit more transparent about the hours during the process.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Discuss your timeline and how you'd be communicating upfront. They're based in the Middle East, so you need to have a good understanding of their communication hours, especially if something needs to be pushed or reviewed.

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

Fertility Tracking iOS App for Healthcare Company

“They have a professional level of knowledge.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
4.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Mar. - June 2018
Project summary: 

Technology Rivers provided application development, building the MVP of an iOS mobile application. They worked on the user experience, UI design, mobile app as well as a backend portal for our internal team.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
California
Former Product Manager, Healthcare Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Technology Rivers provided development and HIPAA guidance. They also suggested ways to improve the UX/UI elements of the app, improving both flow and design. With high-level project management, they delivered an excellent MVP to present to users and gather feedback before moving the product forward.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the former product manager at a healthcare company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Technology Rivers?

We hired Technology Rivers to design and develop the MVP version of an iOS application that would integrate with our fertility tracking device via Bluetooth.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They developed our MVP and were responsible for enhancing the UI/UX design as well as the front-end and backend development. It’s a fertility tracking application.

What is the team composition?

They had a local product manager, a project coordinator and user experience specialist, an offshore designer, an iOS programmer, a backend developer, and a QA/Tester. I worked with a local team and offshore development lead.

How did you come to work with Technology Rivers?

We looked at their past work and saw that they had experience in healthcare and IoT devices.

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked together March–June 2018.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

They helped us build a stable and functional MVP to get initial user responses. It’s allowed us to get that real feedback.

How did Technology Rivers perform from a project management standpoint?

Project management was pretty good. They gave good suggestions and communicated in a very responsive and professional manner. We worked in an agile approach.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They have a good level of professional knowledge in their field. This is our first app project, so sometimes we were a little confused, but they always had answers or suggestions when I reached out.

Are there any areas they could improve?

They did a good job overall. We had them start the development right away, but later design reviews revealed that we needed to make flow changes in order to have a good user experience. We had to reword a few details because of that, but it goes both ways. Had they pushed these changes to later a phase, would've cost a lot more.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

I recommend starting backlog grooming early before entering the next sprint. It helps keep the team moving forward.

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

Web & Mobile App Dev & UI for Healthcare SaaS Company

“Technology Rivers was able to take what we envisioned and develop something that matches our expectation.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Technology Rivers developed a SaaS platform and a mobile app for Android and iOS for a healthcare startup. The products are used to facilitate communication between hospitals and assisted living communities.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Maryland
Executive Healthcare SaaS Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Technology Rivers has proven to be a valuable development partner by delivering beta versions to attract an early client base. They respond to and address all program bugs in short order. They are well-suited for startup projects with strict budgets and timelines.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am a co-founder and chief science officer of a healthcare startup. We take a data-driven approach to connect patients with post-acute facilities after they are discharged from hospitals.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Technology Rivers?

We hired Technology Rivers to develop our SaaS platform and mobile application that connect case managers at hospitals with clinical staff at post-acute facilities. 

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

For our website platform, we tasked Technology Rivers with developing a set of features that allowed case managers to indicate clinical needs for a patient, who would then be matched to an appropriate facility based on those needs and other factors (i.e., geography). They also developed the mobile app for Android and iOS so that staff at assisted living communities could send clinical data, receive patient information, and communicate with case managers via a chat function.

What is the team composition?

We work directly with Ghazenfer (Founder, Technology Rivers) and 2–3 developers.

How did you come to work with Technology Rivers?

My co-founder selected Technology Rivers because they could accomplish the work within our budget, and they have extensive experience developing HIPAA-compliant software for websites and mobile applications.

What is the status of this engagement?

We’ve had ongoing work with Technology Rivers since 2017.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We are currently in the process of launching and testing our applications; Technology Rivers has been instrumental in developing these applications as well as beta versions that we can put in front of our clients. It’s been impactful for us to show clients something tangible instead of just talking about an idea.

How did Technology Rivers perform from a project management standpoint?

The majority of our interaction is through Slack with conference calls every other week. They're responsive to feedback, and they complete their tasks pretty quickly to make sure our deadlines are met. They’ve managed the project well, which has allowed us to test beta versions internally and externally according to our timeline.

What did you find most impressive about them?

I’ve been particularly happy with the mobile app development. Technology Rivers was able to take what we envisioned and develop something that matches our expectations. They’ve also been very responsive when we need them to be. We take our internal testing very seriously, and Technology Rivers regularly updates us to how and when each bug is resolved.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, they have met our budget and have been focused on delivering our products. We have no complaints.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

It’s worthwhile to conduct research before development to make sure that your product will fill a real customer need in the marketplace.

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

Mobile App Dev, Enhancements & UX for Software Company

“Despite the tight timeframe, they delivered the projects on schedule.”

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
4.5
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Jun. 2017 - Nov. 2018
Project summary: 

After reviewing legacy code for a carpooling app, Technology Rivers fixed the bugs, redesigned the UX, and added new features. They then developed and launched a voter transportation app for iOS and Android.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Washington, D.C.
CEO, Go Together, Inc
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Technology Rivers delivered the apps while meeting strict timelines and is now discussing future work. As a smaller team, they’re nimble and focused. While they could have offered more alternative solutions to technical challenges, direct communication channels helped ensure project success.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the CEO of Go Together, Inc. Our mission is to help people get where they need to go through their trusted network. Using our transportation technology, people can sign up to request or give rides as a shared resource. Our current verticals include schools, youth sports, and voter carpooling.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Technology Rivers?

After our acquisition of CarpooltoSchool, we continued to work with a West Coast developer on contract. However, it can be difficult to work with a vendor that’s primarily in a different time zone, so we wanted to find a resource who could work more closely with our product development process.

Technology Rivers joined the project to help us refine our CarpooltoSchool mobile apps. Since then, they’ve developed our second mobile app product and are now helping us revamp our first product’s web app.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We’ve completed two major projects together. For the first project, they resolved the bugs in our CarpooltoSchool mobile apps before enhancing existing features. The team then created a new UX design and added new features to match. We’re currently discussing potential ways to revamp the web version of the app in the near future.

Technology Rivers also developed and launched the MVP of our second product called GoTogethertoVote. It’s an iOS/Android app that targets campaigners and campaign-related organizations that are trying to galvanize new voters. With our product, campaigners can give a larger portion of their constituency access to reliable transportation to and from polls.

The app features a driver side and a passenger side. After creating a profile, people can offer or request rides to the polls. Our technology automatically connects users based on their submitted schedules. Campaigners can also see a log of all transactions in real time, which helps them ensure that their constituency is actually getting to the polls.

What is the team composition?

Ghazenfer Mansoor (Founder, Technology Rivers) oversees all of the development processes, but we also have direct access to a project manager and a minimum of two developers on a consistent basis. The team size varies depending on the project; at our highest, we’ve worked with seven technical resources.

How did you come to work with Technology Rivers?

We met each other through the Washington DC tech community and struck up a conversation. At the time, we had worked with a larger development firm to deploy our mobile apps. We decided we wanted to work with a smaller, more agile shop that could work on our legacy technology and also develop future offerings.

After talking to Ghazenfer, I felt confident moving forward with the project, and his past clients gave nothing but positive feedback. The most important factors were communicating regularly and having clear access to the project management and development team. This allowed us to ensure that everyone understood our goals and would build our product accordingly.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent between $50,000–$199,999 so far.

What is the status of this engagement?

Their work started in June 2017 and is ongoing. We launched the MVP of GoTogethertoVote to meet the 2018 election cycle and are currently working to implement additional features this year. We’re also discussing ways to revisit the CarpooltoSchool web app.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Technology Rivers completed the work as requested, keeping our first product live while reimagining its mobile experience. The GoTogethertoVote project was particularly intense because we needed to launch in time for the 2018 election cycle. The team working with our technical lead divided the tasks into comprehensive sprints, delivering the app in about six weeks.

How did Technology Rivers perform from a project management standpoint?

We use Slack to communicate and have stand-up calls as necessary. For the carpooling revamp, we had weekly calls, and the voting product involved five calls a week. We did face a few challenges; since their developers were offshore, they weren’t always available on our schedule. However, they met our deadlines.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Despite the tight timeframe, they delivered the projects on schedule.

Are there any areas they could improve?

As with any outsourced tech partner, it’s important to prioritize the customer’s feedback and needs. Providing alternative solutions and laying out all options ahead of time are critical.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

You should discuss your project’s complexity in the initial stages. Have written specifications and solutions the teams mutually agreed upon before getting started on the development.

4.5
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 4.5 NPS
    Willing to refer
    Before going with them, it’s important to have a conversation about the complexity of your program.

Multiple Developments for Healthcare SaaS Company

"Technology Rivers has been able to deploy early stage beta forms of our platform really quickly."

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

Technology Rivers provides ongoing software development and iteration of a healthcare IT SaaS platform. They developed a web app as well as iOS and Android mobile apps.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Columbia, Maryland
CEO, Mind Halo
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Still in beta, the platform has received positive feedback from key stakeholders. Technology Rivers' ability to adapt to and communicate about ambiguous specifications helps make their code relatively bug-free. Their speed and high-quality deliverables make them a valuable partner.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I'm the co-founder and CEO of Mind Halo. We’re a healthcare IT SaaS platform that connects hospital systems to assisted living operators.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Technology Rivers?

We needed a partner that had clear expertise in the healthcare IT SaaS area to help us build our platform.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Technology Rivers is our software developer and helped do the actual development function for our platform. We gave them a wireframe and they developed both the web application and mobile apps for iOS and Android. They also help us look at the big picture by playing a strategic role. They’re focusing on building the architecture the right way in order to make our platform scalable for the long run.

What is the team composition?

We work with at least four developers.

How did you come to work with Technology Rivers?

They were recommended to us by another company. They spoke highly of them so we reached out for an introductory conversation. We talked to a handful of other potential outfits to lead this effort. Technology Rivers had a proven track record of successfully developing and deploying scalable applications.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent in the range of $150,000–$250,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in August 2017 and the engagement is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Being a lean startup, we need to work fast. Technology Rivers has been able to deploy early stage beta forms of our platform really quickly. We got feedback on those pieces, and they’re able to iterate and make some tweaks and changes. We’ve been through that process dozens of times with them. Now the platform and its many elements are ready to be rigorously tested. Their code is outstanding and well-documented. Thanks to them, we know that it works.

How did Technology Rivers perform from a project management standpoint?

I’m pleased with their project management skills. We need to understand exactly what we're developing in order for them to give us detailed project milestones. Even in the face of ambiguity, they’re able to put together a high-level project framework. They gave us an estimate of what it might cost and the time frame. They proposed strategies to make sure the project gets to where we need it to be, even if we didn’t have exact requirements.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their biggest strength is being able to develop, test, and iterate in fast developmental sprints. They're really good about thinking about the larger architectural picture. For example, how to get our platform where it needs to be in a way that's going to scale so we’re not rebuilding everything. I’ve been extremely pleased with their work.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I don't have anything negative to say. Sometime we have to do calls late at night because of time zones, but that's a very acceptable annoyance.

5.0
Overall Score They continue to be great to work with. It's a serendipitous collaboration.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They’re on point. If anything, we've been the ones not moving fast enough.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They offer good value for the level and quality of work.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They provide outstanding development speed and quality of code.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I recommend them all the time.

Platform Dev Enhancements for Social Shopping Company

“The confidence that our customers enjoy is directly related to the rate, pace, and quality that they produce.”

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

Technology Rivers enhanced the technological framework of an existing platform. They built out the system’s database using basic SQL development principles and Amazon RDS. They’re able to design original code.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Arlington, Virginia
Founder, Social Shopping Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Technology Rivers provides high-quality code that facilitates an innovative platform. Executive-level engagement ensures a transparent and communicative experience. They listen to client concerns and develop viable solutions that can be delivered within established deadlines.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the founder of a social shopping company. Our members receive a percentage of the company’s revenue by meeting specific participation requirements. We’re a continually iterating company that returns value to our users.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Technology Rivers?

Being a decent coder myself, I created an entity that programmed the crucial aspects of our social network. However, I needed full-scale development firm to build out the platform’s framework and integrate it with new features. My ultimate goal is to restructure the entire codebase.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Technology Rivers helps us improve our software by introducing new features and functionalities into the source code. We sell discounted gift cards as a revenue generator, so their team integrated aftermarket and newly purchased e-gift cards into our system's inventory. They tied the inventory back to merchant accounts so that our constituents can buy those products seamlessly. That feature allows users to text us the value they want to spend at a specific establishment. Then, we send a gift card to their phone via text. The gift card can also be redeemed by accessing our platform’s interface. Technology Rivers made that by possible by integrating original code with software packages like Twilio.

They also maintain a dashboard that enables our constituents to view what they’ve saved and what they owe. That dashboard also ties into other licensed software that we utilize, so they’ve done a great job of bridging that space.

From a technological perspective, they’re able to use code templates and can script their own as well. They’re using a combination of basic SQL server functionalities and Amazon RDS to create the database code that integrates with our graphical UI. In addition to scripting a unique codebase, they also implemented code that’s been previously formatted into templates.

What is the team composition?

We interact with 5–6 resources from Technology Rivers. That includes their VP, the director of operations, and several developers.

How did you come to work with Technology Rivers?

I found them by looking for vendors on Clutch.co. The categories, reviews, and ratings on Clutch’s website provided enough visibility for me to answer the right questions. I considered several firms, but Technology Rivers offered competitive pricing and geographical accessibility. Considering those factors, I decided to hire them.

How much have you invested with them?

We expect to spend $250,000–$500,000. The total cost might even go beyond that if everything goes well.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with Technology Rivers in November 2017 and it’s an ongoing engagement. We continue to grow, so I expect our relationship to continue if they’re willing to provide the kind of support we need.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The confidence that our customers enjoy is directly related to the rate, pace, and quality that they produce. Considering the platform has 1,200 clients so far, their satisfaction is important to us. Technology Rivers identifies and explains the tasks they plan to accomplish. They send updates if minor issues occur, but they’ve never missed a final deadline.

How did Technology Rivers perform from a project management standpoint?

Their VP and director of operations actively provide recommendations and counsel. I appreciate how they interact with us. They listen to client concerns and extend value independently by presenting actionable solutions. We have a daily call with their offshore developers, and it’s often a rolling conversation. We’re opposites in terms of culture, but I appreciate the international aspect of the process. The time zone difference hasn’t been an issue thus far.

Overall, their responsiveness and ability to meet deadlines are top-notch. They allowed us to communicate via our preferred channel but eventually made recommendations that improved our productivity. We initially used Slack to convey our requirements, but they suggested we switch over to Twilio. Using a single program to prioritize our needs and communicate objectives made managing the project more efficient.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their availability, attentiveness, and communication skills set them apart from similar vendors.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Despite being a tough critic with high expectations, I don’t have an issue with how they perform. They help me understand the platform’s needs through conversation, and that process has worked well thus far. I’m interested to see how they’re going to scale, but I can’t provide constructive feedback regarding that at this time.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Embrace their nimbleness and communicate the project’s requirements from the onset.

5.0
Overall Score It’s been a pleasure working with them.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They’re honest about their pricing.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I’d highly recommend them to startup companies.

Custom Software Dev for Educational Social Media Platform

"With Technology Rivers, their team delivers what they promise and ahead of schedule."

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

Technology Rivers developed an educational, social media platform. Installed on AWS, the platform acts as a resource for information. Their team continues to provide maintenance when needed.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Baltimore, Maryland
Co-Founder, WeLearnOn
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Technology Rivers delivered a reliable, well-designed educational tool. Students and teachers are pleased with the functionality and stability. Their team is filled with responsive and proactive software experts.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the co-founder of WeLearnOn, an educational, social media platform.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Technology Rivers?

We needed a company to develop our custom educational software.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Technology Rivers built our social media platform using MEAN stack and deployed it on AWS. In the platform, students can ask questions to teachers. Teachers and members in the learning group can chime in with answers. The purpose of the platform is to function as an informational resource, as opposed to searching the web for an answer.

The platform launched in March 2018 and Technology Rivers continues to provide updates and enhancements as needed.

What is the team composition?

My main point of contact was Ghazenfer (Founder & CEO, Technology Rivers)

How did you come to work with Technology Rivers?

Technology Rivers had numerous references. We had a couple of vendors provide us quotes, and other startups mentioned that Technology Rivers only charges for completed work and it's often lower than the original quote.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent between $20,000 to $50,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked together from February–March 2018.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Technology Rivers has built a reliable product, with a fantastic quality of work. All of our users are happy with it. The platform is stable, fast, and functional. It’s simple and straightforward to use.

How did Technology Rivers perform from a project management standpoint?

When we were in active development, I spoke to Ghazenfer twice a week. If there is any maintenance needed, I talk to him two to three times a month when necessary.

He’s always available and responds immediately. I can call, text, or use Slack to communicate with him. Their team finishes their work ahead of time.

What did you find most impressive about them?

I’ve worked with other software vendors in the software world and usually, the time of deployment gets pushed back. With Technology Rivers, their team delivers what they promise and ahead of schedule. They also only bill for the time needed.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, nothing during our engagement.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Be clear and specific with what features and requirements you want in the software. Once they have those guidelines, Technology Rivers will accurately follow them and make your product a reality.

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

Web Platform Revamp for Education Firm

"They had a great turnaround time and they wrote quality code."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
4.5
The Project
 
Confidential
 
2017 - 2018
Project summary: 

Technology Rivers worked on a web platform, using React Native, Ruby on Rails, Amazon Web Services, and GitHub. They worked on the back- and frontend, while adding functionalities.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Owings Mills, Maryland
CEO, Education Firm
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

After testing, the platform received positive feedback from its users and the code is high quality. The team managed the project well, communicating effectively, and making insightful suggestions to improve the platform.

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’re a company that helps college students graduate. I’m the CEO.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Technology Rivers?

We were looking to build the next iteration of our web platform. We needed a mobile-friendly UI. We had a built out version, but we needed it to really be responsive, have a good design, and be open to integrations with university systems, if necessary. We knew we had a great designer in-house, but we needed to find a dev team that could keep up with his ability to test and work quickly.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They worked off our pre-existing platform and in-house designs. They brought those designs to life and got them working, code wise. They revamped our backend that had some of the features and they added a couple of feature functionalities into our backend and frontend. They made it a smoother and easier process. They used React Native, Ruby on Rails, Amazon Web Services, and GitHub.

What is the team composition?

I worked with Ghazenfer (Founder, Technology Rivers), who acted as project manager, as well as two developers.

How did you come to work with Technology Rivers?

We heard about them through a connection who is also running a startup. We were looking for a team that could build incredible work. Our previous team was not up to par. We had a conversation with Ghazenfer, felt he was a good fit, and went from there.

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked together from 2017 until 2018.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We tested parts of the UI and received feedback that our users loved it. Our designer designed it, but Technology Rivers was flexible enough to be able to make any changes that our designer needed in real time to make our product a lot better for our users. They had a great turnaround time and they wrote quality code. They ran the whole project effectively.

How did Technology Rivers perform from a project management standpoint?

They were spot on all across the board. They did a great job. They’re responsive, have high quality of communication, and really walked us through a lot of the key steps along the way. They gave us suggestions on how to make changes. I have a lot of respect for them.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They’re really professional. I wanted it to be mechanical and it was. Our experience with our last development team was a very haphazard process. Ghazenfer is very professional, very streamline, and you know what you’re getting. I like that we knew what we were going to get and that there were clear expectations.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Have a basic understanding of where your technology lives and understand how to get access to your own databases. It maximizes the time and efficiency of working with them.

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

Assessment Software Dev for Healthcare Firm

“They’re very good at communicating in a user-friendly way to non-technical people.”

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

Technology Rivers is a development partner for a healthcare software firm. Based on pilot group feedback, they made spending suggestions and expanded features and functionality for existing software.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Maryland
CEO, Healthcare Firm
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

User feedback is positive and the UX is strong. Technology Rivers transforms ideas into tangible functionality and are easy to work with. They are responsive problem solvers who regularly exceed expectations.

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 develop healthcare education software. I am the CEO of the company. 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Technology Rivers?

I was brought in to commercialize the technology and bring it to the next level. I immediately recognized the need for a good partner to help finish the software for the 2.0 version. A talented team that could bring us to that next stage was critical for our success.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They added features and functionality based on customer feedback from our pilot phase. We had an MVP but needed to make it more valuable for our clients. Software compliance was a key part of the project. They also improved the user experience and helped us with strategic places to focus our spending. Whenever they develop new versions or functionality, we evaluate each element and troubleshoot it together until it works. If something breaks, they fix it immediately.

What is the team composition?

I mainly work with the CEO but have also interacted with other team members. Everyone in the team is great.

How did you come to work with Technology Rivers?

I drew on my network connections and heard wonderful things about them. I reached out to their CEO and asked for their help. He was excited about the timing and we started working together.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in late 2016.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We hear from users on a daily basis and can track their use of the software. We have great feedback from university users and specific functions we can incorporate into the next version. User experiences with this software are great.

How did Technology Rivers perform from a project management standpoint?

They know how to take feedback and transform it into something tangible. Their questions are phenomenal and they translate customer needs into actual functionality. I’m not a coder, and their solutions almost feel like magic. They’re very good at communicating in a user-friendly way to non-technical people.

Everyone from the team is great and we have a good working relationship. It’s occasionally difficult to coordinate schedules with the team in Pakistan but they’re always responsive. My contact in the U.S. can relay my needs to the rest of the team directly, so we have a couple options open for communication.

We use Trello to track changes and a variety of conference call capabilities, including Google Hangouts and UberConference.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They’re a delight to work with. They are problem solvers, down to earth, and easy to talk to. They’re much more sympathetic than other companies I’ve worked with in the past and explain their process in a way that is easy to understand.

Are there any areas they could improve?

They occasionally take a little longer than we would hope but that’s normal for this kind of relationship. Even though we wish some development timelines moved faster, Technology Rivers is very good at setting expectations and then exceeding them.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Communication is key. Be open and upfront about your expectations and your time horizon. If you can bundle your needs together and work for a contiguous period of time, you’ll have an easier time than running smaller projects. We worked intensely for several months, then waited for customer feedback before resuming work. In retrospect, we would have benefited from more continuity. This is a fairly general suggestion, and not specific to them.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I’ve recommended them a dozen times.