Healthcare/HIPAA Mobile/Web/Cloud Apps Development

We specialize in cloud based Web and Mobile Apps development, focus on Healthcare / HIPAA. 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
  • Technology Rivers
    11911 Freedom Drive, Suite 850
    Reston, VA 20190
    United States
    703.444.0505

Portfolio

Key clients: 
  • HIPAA compliance apps
  • Apps for CDC, Kidney Donor, Breast Cancer
  • Felt App 
  • Sickweather
  • Funded Startups by Foundry Group, 500 Startups, NEA Venture Capital
  • K2M
  • Konvergent
  • Johns Hopkins
  • Messaging apps 
  • Fuel Delivery app - startup
  • mHealth Applications
  • Education Software Enterprise

Reviews

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Backend App Enhancement for Event Discovery Service

“We valued their technical knowledge and ability to execute our project.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
Apr. 2016 - June 2017
Project summary: 

Fixing a past vendor’s work, Technology Rivers enhanced the API and database of a social media event app. This involved designing and running a new database in MySQL using a REST API design and AWS.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Baltimore, Maryland
Executive, Hoppen
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Although app development was suspended through no fault of their own, Technology Rivers’ work fulfilled the required functionality specs. Scrum meetings and responsive communication facilitated collaboration and ensured timely delivery. 

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m an Executive at Hoppen. We’re a social media event app marketed towards college students.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Technology Rivers?

Our previous developers built the app in a technologically haphazard way: they would solve short-term problems without considering the overall issues at hand. As a result, the functionality and database design created major technical debt. We needed resources to support our team in building a new database to streamline our app.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

After reassessing our goals and establishing a six-month roadmap, we determined three key goals for the project. First, they designed and executed a set of updates to the API. Next, they built a new data structure and updated the reporting system to facilitate a more user-friendly functionality. The final step involved augmenting data migration to the new database. They developed and ran the database in MySQL using a REST API design and AWS.

Although the app didn’t get enough traction to continue app development, Technology Rivers accomplished the first two stages.

What is the team composition?

We worked primarily with the release design and project manager. Occasionally, we collaborated indirectly with their developers.

How did you come to work with Technology Rivers?

We knew the project manager through technical gatherings and conferences. We knew his backend development capabilities aligned with our project needs, so we hired him.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent approximately $400,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

Work lasted between April 2016–June 2017.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Although we don’t have quantitative metrics about the app success, we appreciated their responsiveness. They were always available to address our concerns. In terms of deliverables, they met our expectations and fulfilled our functionality requirements.

How did Technology Rivers perform from a project management standpoint?

They followed the agile method to identify and prioritize essential tasks that we needed to complete within the next few weeks. Daily scrum meetings focused the team and ensured task completion.

What did you find most impressive about them?

We valued their technical knowledge and ability to execute our project. We also commended their communication skills.

Are there any areas they could improve?

While we benefited from their technological expertise, we would have preferred a more formal design approach.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Customers must have a methodical approach to build a mobile app. Think about what needs to be done in the long term, focus on the tasks in the short term, and execute the steps to achieve those tasks on a weekly basis. Balancing both the long- and short-term visions allows customers to work effectively.

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

Website Redevelopment for Craftsmen & Crew Job Portal

"I've worked with three other developers and they have been the best thus far."

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

Technology Rivers revamped a website with the goal of improving its UI/UX. They also created a user dashboard, fixed codebase issues, and migrated the backend to Google Firebase.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Arlington, Virginia
Ian Smith
Owner, Craftsmen Connect
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The team delivered within deadlines and was mindful of the project’s budget. They were willing to do all that was asked of them and didn’t mind taking over another developer’s codebase, something that most developers refuse. They could improve by keeping better track of the completed work.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I'm the owner of a mobile responsive site that connects contractors with craftsmen and crews. I'm the owner of the company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Technology Rivers?

We needed to redevelop our existing site with regards to UI/UX and convert over to a new backend hoisting/compiler site with custom API's.

What were your goals for this project?

Ultimately, we wanted to have a better UI/UX and a cleaner codebase with fewer bugs.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

I found them on Clutch and interviewed them in person. I requested references and saw only glowing reviews from previous clients.

Describe the project in detail.

We had some lingering issues with UI/UX experiences and added a posting workflow. We created a new user dashboard and fixed some other remaining problems in our codebase. We also had to move our backend platform from Back& over to Google Firebase.

What was the team composition?

I would submit lists and tasks to the project manager who would then describe them to the project lead and developers.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What outcomes or results can you share that demonstrate progress and/or success?

They’re able to hit benchmarks and deadlines with quick response times.

How effective was the project management?

This is the only area I would say that needs improvement. I wish they would find the cause of some of their internal UI/UX issues. I find myself repeating some problems that need to be readdressed.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

They were able to quickly and effectively jump into my previous developer’s codebase and start turning the project around. Many other developers would've hesitated or refused to work on a project they didn't develop, but Technology Rivers has been more than willing to perform all the tasks that I've asked of them.

What tips or recommendations do you have?

I would recommend having a weekly checklist to share with clients to describe the work that’s underway and the things that have been completed. This way, nothing goes missing.

5.0
Overall Score I've worked with three other developers and they have been the best thus far.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They have a good response time buy they do need a better progress tracker.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They’ve been flexible and have tried to work within my budget.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They have a good, clean codebase.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I have no hesitation in recommending Technology Rivers.

Staff Augmentation for Software Products Company

“They had a resource available for any kind of technology.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
2015 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Among others projects, they built a complete backend system for a development company. This web-based application evaluates needs, matches clients with tutors, sets up a schedule and manages reporting.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Washington DC Metro Area
CTO, Software Products Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Since the first project in 2015, this collaboration continues to ensure sufficient resources when in-house help isn’t sufficient. Technology Rivers impresses by delivering prompt, quality services in a diverse array of technologies.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

My company deals with mobile applications and software development for federal and state government. We have a couple of products that we sell, such as a CRM [Customer Relationship Management] solution.

We build mobile apps for different transit agencies. We have an SMS and texting solution where someone can send their query through their SMS texting capability and we will give them a response. I am the CTO of the company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Technology Rivers?

We were shorthanded in-house. We were trying to augment our capabilities for our project. We were on a tight deadline and didn’t have the resource bandwidth that we needed.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We’ve done a few projects with them. The biggest project was a web-based app running on Google app engine, which was like Google’s answer to Amazon Web Services. They provided a solution that helped out in the home tutoring business. If someone needs a tutor for their children, this company that will evaluate your needs and your children’s needs, and match them up with a tutor. There’s a full backend system to manage the whole process from getting the inquiry in, evaluating it, closing it out, matching the new client with a tutor, and setting up a schedule between the tutor and student. Then there’s a portal where, once the tutoring starts, you can log your hours to get paid and add notes on how the session went with the students. There’s a backend reporting portion to see how many hours were done and how the tutors are ranked. It’s a complete backend system for a tutoring company. The core development was done in 2017.

We worked on a small project after that one. They still help us in supporting the work that they did.

What is the team composition?

We had a project manager who was our main point of contact and a technical contact.

How did you come to work with Technology Rivers?

We met up at a networking event and we kept in touch.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent over $100,000 for all the projects we’ve done with them.

What is the status of this engagement?

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

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We have a development team in-house. Once a product was delivered and the QA was done, there was a code review process on our side to verify the quality. The quality is fairly good. There were no alarms or showstoppers. Any issues were very minor.

How did Technology Rivers perform from a project management standpoint?

They performed very well. They met their deadlines. They understood our needs and they were very responsive when we needed to clarify things. We used JIRA and 4–5 products by Atlassian for project management, documentation purposes, bug tracking, etc.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They had a resource available for any kind of technology. There was never a pushback where they didn’t have expertise in a particular area. It was impressive that no matter what the technology stack was or the issues were on our side, we could push it to them and they would deliver with a solution.

Are there any areas they could improve?

There’s nothing that comes to mind. In this particular case, there was a little bit of ramp-up time to gel together between our folks and theirs. Once that was taken care of, it was painless.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

It’s very helpful if what you’re asking for is well documented so that there’s a reference guide and there’s no ambiguity between what you want and what they’re understanding. The more documentation, the easier the process is.

5.0
Overall Score It’s extremely good.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Various Development Projects for Technology Firm

"If there are any concerns, [they] will bring them up as soon as they occur, and will work through them with us."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
3.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
2015 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Technology Rivers leads website and app development and design. They handle anything from backend and UX, to creative work and market submission for iOS and Android apps.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Leesburg, Virginia
Elizabeth Venafro
Co-Founder, Konvergent
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Technology Rivers is reliable and quick to pinpoint issues. They’re easy to communicate with and their deliverables are always on time and within budget. The team is flexible and, though foundational creativity and branding aren’t their strong suits, they can provide skeletons for moving forward.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am a cofounder of Konvergent. We design different technology platforms specific to niche interest groups.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Technology Rivers?

While we had concepts relating to app and website development, we are not developers ourselves. We reached out to Technology Rivers for this.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Technology Rivers is handling everything from user experience and creative work, with the exception of our main logo and branding guidelines. We didn’t originally have the secondary, group functionality of our apps and website. It allows people to create their own groups, either private or public, and upload various types of content. In addition, we have an events module through which we can host live video events through the app and website.

How did you come to work with Technology Rivers?

We were looking at a number of factors, including cost. At the same time, we wanted to have good quality, and Technology Rivers had a good balance of being affordable and high-quality, and they had a mix of US-based and abroad resources. This was important since many of the other companies we looked at had all their resources abroad, which was a barrier from a communication standpoint, even though it might have been a more cost-effective model.

How much have you invested with Technology Rivers?

The cost varies, since we’ve done different projects with them. The initial one was more expensive, since it involved getting all the coding in place, and developing from scratch on the website and iOS platform. It included the backend admin panel, all creatives and UX, and the actual submission process on the Android and iOS markets. It was around $75,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with Technology Rivers almost two years ago. We’re continuing the collaboration and have developed two iOS apps and two websites. We’re about to start on a new app.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Both the original two apps and the website are still in a kind of beta phase. We haven’t done a full-out launch, but the general feedback has been positive, and we’re continuing to use that model. It will serve as the skeleton for our next app and website. If we weren’t happy, we definitely wouldn’t be taking that approach.

How did Technology Rivers perform from a project management standpoint?

They’re on-point in terms of deadlines and budget. If there are any concerns, Technology Rivers will bring them up as soon as they occur, and will work through them with us. Once again, having a domestic team has helped in terms of time zones and general communication.

What did you find most impressive about Technology Rivers?

The communication in general. Being responsive about the hourly billing when they needed to spend more time with us, and flexible about when and how to meet.

Are there any areas Technology Rivers could improve?

As far as the creative is concerned, they are able to provide basics, but Technology Rivers isn’t a creative agency. If someone is looking for foundational branding, I wouldn’t necessarily recommend them.

4.0
Overall Score I can’t say it’s perfect, but it’s been a very good experience.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    I’ve never been let down by Technology Rivers when it came to deadlines.
  • 3.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    I think that, as far as cost is concerned, there are many less-expensive alternatives. You do give up some things when doing this, though. Technology Rivers is somewhere in the middle.
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    We’re happy with the work, but, with that said, there are some bugs.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I’ve already done it a few times.

Mobile App Development for Fuel Delivery Service

"They were great with communication, sticking to deadlines, and staying on budget."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
May 2016 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Technology Rivers developed an iOS and Android app after significant consultation on the pros and cons of various approaches. They developed from another firm’s designs.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Ashburn, Virginia
Tyler Simpson
CEO, Simpfuel
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Technology Rivers was accessible and responsive, always willing to address any issue. The team stuck to their deadlines and met the budget through the efforts of a dedicated project manager.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

The company is Simpfuel, and I’m the CEO.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Technology Rivers?

My whole business is run around an app, so it was critical to have and develop.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We had a meeting to go over what the app needed to be like and the necessary steps to make it a successful business. I had come up with an idea of how I wanted the app to work, so I already had all the steps in order. I just needed someone to actually develop it and put everything together. The think tank was great. Since this was our first app, there were things we didn’t really know about. Technology Rivers was very informative on the different steps and details. They gave us options and brought up things that could possibly affect the outcome.

Being a startup and having other connections, I decided to use someone else for the design. Technology Rivers worked more on the development side than the design. They did all the coding. The app is for Android and iPhone.

How did you come to work with Technology Rivers?

After researching different app development companies, a good friend recommended Technology Rivers. Everything went smoothly after meeting with them, and it’s been good ever since then. We had researched and communicated with different developers, but after speaking with Technology Rivers, we felt comfortable with them. They had a good idea of the concept we were trying to develop, so we decided to go with them.

How much have you invested with Technology Rivers?

We’ve invested $10,000–$50,000.  

What is the status of this engagement?

We first engaged them in May of 2016, and we’re still working with them.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

It’s been a pleasure working with them. Whenever I need a change or improvement made, or any questions I had, they were very easily accessible. They helped me with it as fast as possible.

How did Technology Rivers perform from a project management standpoint?

They were great with communication, sticking to deadlines, and staying on budget. It was all done through a project manager.

What did you find most impressive about Technology Rivers?

It’s very easy to communicate with them. When I reach out to them, it doesn’t take long at all to get a response and for the problem to be fixed.

Are there any areas Technology Rivers could improve?

I can’t think of anything.

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

Team Augmentation for Software Dev Company

"Technology Rivers has been very good with communication and deadlines."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
2015 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Technology Rivers offers expanded development resources to support various software initiatives for third-party clients, allowing quicker delivery timelines for automation/aggregation functions. 

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Baltimore, Maryland
York Eggleston
CEO, Semantic Labs
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

All tasks have finished on time and within estimated costs, thanks to Technology Rivers’ upfront spec’ing. The team’s dependable quality, technological flexibility, and responsiveness make them an attractive long-term partner. 

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

Semantic Labs is a software development shop specializing in artificial intelligence and other high-speed analytic and big data. I’m the co-founder and CEO.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Technology Rivers?

Even though we’re a development shop, sometimes we get projects where we need to move faster, or there’s a piece that you can break off and have someone else do. We needed someone who we believed in to augment our team. We knew Technology Rivers could do a good job, deliver what we want, and work seamlessly with our internal team.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Technology Rivers created spiders to do specific web scraping across social media sites to grab that data in response to certain queries and bring it back. We wanted to use that technique as a part of other projects that we had. They did some spider, scraping, data aggregation, and automation type functions. We’ve found them to be good at workflow automation as well. They’re very good at process flows. We’ve got an overall system architecture and needed them to build some stuff there. We’re also moving more local things to a cloud infrastructure, so they’ve made it possible for us to port those things to the cloud.

How did you come to work with Technology Rivers?

We saw the founder of Technology Rivers, Ghazenfer, several years ago at various technology events. I had heard from someone else he was building products. We had always kept in mind his work and how he had approached us. He said he was really focusing on growing his service business to get out of the product business. I didn’t feel like I was competing against his product, so I thought it would be a good opportunity to work with him.

How much have you invested with Technology Rivers?

We have spent between $35,000 and $40,000 over the course of our relationship.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with Technology Rivers in 2015, and the original set of work is complete. Because my company is like an innovation lab/startup studio, we have a bunch of different products. We do some work in the same area for third parties. Yesterday we contacted the CTO of Technology Rivers because of another project we thought they would be good for; we will start working with them on that in the next day or so.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The best proof we have is that we continue to invest with Technology Rivers. They are reasonably priced with a high value. They’re not the least expensive shop that we’ve worked with, but they’re highly dependable and provide high quality. They’re very easy to work with. If we have something we need them to look at, they jump on it right away. That’s important because you don’t always get everything right. But, the ability to go back and make it easy to fix is good. They do a good job at communicating which I like regarding issues or deadlines.

How did Technology Rivers perform from a project management standpoint?

Technology Rivers has been very good with communication and deadlines. Once they give us a price, they stay on budget. That’s one of the reasons we like them. They do a good job up front in spec'ing the project out so they can establish a budget. They’ve been good at agreeing and finishing out what they agree to.

What did you find most impressive about Technology Rivers?

Their technological flexibility is impressive because I’ve done .NET and Java with them. Our client or we have chosen the technology we want to use, and even though they might not normally use that technology, they’re willing to spend the time to get their level of proficiency up so they can do it the way we want. That’s big because we try to stay on the cutting edge. Some shops pick their own technology stack which is fine for a client that doesn’t know what they want. However, our team is highly technical, and we know what we want. I don’t like dealing with subcontractors or developers that we get work out to, and they want to have a debate with us about the technology we want to use. If I ask them, they may have their preference, but I like that I can say this is what I want, and they do it.

Are there any areas Technology Rivers could improve?

The client would always love getting more and paying less, but I think it’s a very good value. A lot of times you get what you pay for. I don’t have any complaints.

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

Mobile and Web App Development for Social Event Platform

"From a project management point of view, Technology Rivers was good at getting the work done and providing updates."

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

After a failed relationship with a different vendor, Technology Rivers was tasked with developing an iOS application and web application using Ruby on Rails and AngularJS.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Sacramento, California
Michael Purnell
Co-Founder, Sievent
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Technology Rivers has a talented team and good communication. They have expertise in a wide range of technologies and can effectively convey technical aspects of the project. They consistently produced quality deliverables on time.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

Sievent is a social events platform that simplifies event promotion and social engagement. I am the CEO and technical lead of the company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Technology Rivers?

We needed to build our iOS app and, down the line, our website. We had used another development company, but it didn't pan out well, so we went with Technology Rivers.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?  

Technology Rivers has provided full-stack development for our iOS and web app. The backend of the web version was Ruby on Rails, while the frontend was AngularJS. Primarily, I was in charge of the design work.

How did you come to work with Technology Rivers?

I contacted Technology Rivers via email. We were active in the same iOS development threads and kept in touch. I chose them based on their portfolio. We gave Technology Rivers a one-month trial, and it went well. We decided to keep on going.

How much have you invested with Technology Rivers?

The cost of Technology Rivers' work was around $50,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with Technology Rivers in April 2016. We've been inactive in the last two months, but plan to engage Technology Rivers again for our product.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The work was good, for the most part. At the end of the day, the product is functional and is out on the market. People are using it.

How did Technology Rivers perform from a project management standpoint?

Technology Rivers was good in terms of communication. The team is outsourced so I didn't talk to them often, but that is a part of outsourcing. They were good in terms of delivering on-time. As a technical person, I've had to break down what I wanted since many requirements can be interpreted the wrong way. From a project management point of view, Technology Rivers was good at getting the work done and providing updates.

What did you find most impressive about Technology Rivers?

Technology Rivers was able to accommodate newer technologies and explain them to me. I wasn't familiar with some of the newer Amazon Web Services functionalities, but they took the time to explain them.

Are there any areas Technology Rivers could improve?

An improvement on Technology Rivers' side would be to have an in-house designer. I've had to handle much of this on my end. I could have saved a lot of time through a designer on Technology Rivers' team.

5.0
Overall Score Everything was good, but I've had to do a lot of groundwork. Nothing in this world is perfect, but I would recommend Technology Rivers.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    There were some delays due to the different holidays kept by the outsourced development team, which didn't match up with ours. This needs to be kept in consideration when meeting deadlines.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    The cost was a bit high for us, as an early-stage startup. But, at the end of the day, I received a functional product that was ready for marketing.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I've recommended Technology Rivers.

Application Development for Delivery Company

"Technology Rivers came up with a product that works great."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Fall - Winter 2016
Project summary: 

The team developed a schedule management app for iOS and Android, which was designed to eliminate the need for phone coordination among cross-country truck drivers.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Atlanta, Georgia
Owner, Delivery Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Technology Rivers coped well with changing timelines and requirements, responded to issues quickly, and assigned strategic resources. Clients can expect professionalism, reliability, and flexibility.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am the owner of a line-haul trucking business that delivers packages across the country.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Technology Rivers?

We have been growing rapidly and have run into problems with managing our phone calls. We were looking for ways of becoming more efficient by reducing calls between drivers and managers and improving our scheduling. Many of our runs are cross-country, so they're team efforts with two people in each truck. When drivers became unavailable, it was difficult for their partners to find replacements. The process used to require eight phone calls on average. We needed a mobile app which could handle scheduling, showing everyone the uncovered areas, the available drivers, and so on.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Technology Rivers has a full team of software designers in India. They developed and designed our app for Android and iOS. Our app has a function through which we can notify co-drivers of their route, partner, truck, and so on. They no longer need to call us to find out small bits of information. As a business owner, I can look at the fleet, see which areas are covered, what the week is looking like, and so on. We've added in a vacation policy through which drivers can schedule off-time through the app entirely. The HR department will approve or deny this, and send back a text via the app. We're trying to do more with less.

How did you come to work with Technology Rivers?

I met one of the founders of the company in North Carolina at a conference for small startups and fast-growing businesses. I explained our scheduling problem to him, and he offered to fix it.

How much have you invested with Technology Rivers?

The cost of Technology Rivers' work was between $20,000 and $30,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

The project was completed in the third quarter of 2016.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The beauty of our project was that Technology Rivers was able to understand our business and build what we needed. It was as if we were speaking in two foreign languages, trying to understand each other's business. We dragged the project out a bit. As we started building it, we realized what other things we could do and kept changing the work order. Despite these changes, Technology Rivers got on it quickly and gave it a lot of manpower.  We did have some bugs, but we worked through them together so that everything was fixed. The app is working great now. Technology Rivers came up with a product that works great.

How did Technology Rivers perform from a project management standpoint?

We didn't give Technology Rivers too many deadlines. The process was completely new to us, so we kept changing what we wanted and worked through everything in a collaborative effort. Technology Rivers was open to making it work and ensuring that we were happy with the product. We've referred them to other companies since then.

What did you find most impressive about Technology Rivers?

Technology Rivers listened to what we needed. They had the ability to design a solution that addressed the core of our business and its challenges. We dealt with their principal. I don't know how deep his bench is, but he worked brilliantly. I found him to be a smart and professional individual. He had the ability to decipher our problem and translate it into code, building a solution that actually worked for us. We are not tech people, so this was appreciated.

Are there any areas Technology Rivers could improve?

They performed according to our expectations, so I don't have any negatives. Had we given them better guidance early on around what we wanted, we could have done the project faster, but we were trying to figure it out ourselves.

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