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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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.

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.

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.

Mobile & Web Platform Dev for Healthcare Company

“Our team trusts them, so if we have a challenging project that requires creative solutions, we know we can go to them.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
Summer 2015 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Technology Rivers worked on two major projects: building a mobile app and using advanced analytics to support an existing web platform. They currently do requirements analysis and UX for a web app.

The Reviewer
 
501-1000 Employees
 
Washington D.C. Metro Area
VP New Product Dev, Healthcare Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The team’s timeliness, expertise, and industry knowledge allow for more accurate interpretation of product development and reception. The skill and reliability at Technology Rivers enables their developers to provide insightful project management solutions.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am the vice president of a national healthcare company that provides information services to the healthcare industry and government groups. We offer a wide range of services, including consulting, data analytics, machine learning, and software product development.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Technology Rivers?

We were trying to expand our software product portfolio to bring more expertise and new technology from the industry, especially in the mobile and web applications space.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

When we started our engagement they provided solution architecture and UX design to build a mobile application for iOS and Android. For their second project for us, they used advanced analytics to support an existing web platform.

The team is currently conducting requirements analysis and UX work for a new web application we’re creating.

What is the team composition?

Their CEO was our solution architect for our mobile product and we worked with a different developer for the web project. For our current project, we're working with the business requirements analyst, who also designs the user experience.

How did you come to work with Technology Rivers?

The team was recommended to us by a colleague.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent roughly $500,000 with them.

What is the status of this engagement?

We’ve worked with Technology Rivers on several projects since 2015, and are currently working on a web application.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Technology Rivers provided us the expertise we wanted—they know how to ask the right questions in order to determine how to best reach a solution. As a result of their problem-solving and timely communication, I'm better able to interpret how our products are being received.

How did Technology Rivers perform from a project management standpoint?

We have an internal project management office, so we don’t have a specific manager with Technology Rivers. However, the requirements analyst for our current web application project is very experienced, so we can rely on her to suggest ideas and solutions. Even though she's not a project manager, she has the insight to help us with project management.

They’ve always responded in a timely manner and always make deadlines. We communicate via email, phone calls, web meetings, screen share, and instant messenger.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They have the skill and reliability we need. Our team trusts them, so if we have a challenging project that requires creative solutions, we know we can go to them.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

I would start big picture: approach Technology Rivers with your design or idea and be open to their suggestions, rather than simply hiring them to complete the work you think you need. Even if a future client already has a mature technology or existing product, they can still benefit from a consultation, especially about solution design.

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

iOS App Dev for Performance Management Company

"They made helpful recommendations, and I was always confident that they knew what they were talking about."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
2014 - 2016
Project summary: 

Technology Rivers created one web app and one iOS app for workplace and personal learning respectively. The former fosters a competitive learning environment and the latter adapts to user profiles in real time.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Washington D.C. Metro Area
John Low
Former Chief Creative Officer, Carney
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

By using an iterative process for product review and development, Technology Rivers ensured that feedback was implemented efficiently. Their project management tools fostered transparency and easy communication, and the CEO regularly scheduled in-person meetings.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am the former chief creative officer of Carney, a company primarily focused on technology-facilitated training products typically—but not exclusively—for federal government agencies. I managed a cross-functional team of digital artist programmers and quality assurance professionals.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Technology Rivers?

We needed to develop two separate iOS-based applications for workplace training and personalized learning.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They developed two iOS applications. One was a web-mobile hybrid app for leadership skills training and the other was a mobile personalized learning health app that integrated with fitness trackers. For both, we worked collaboratively on the design. We provided graphic mockups of what we wanted the applications to look like, especially on the frontend, Technology Rivers would make suggestions, create it, we would review their work, and the product would continue from there.

The training application provided customizable trivia that agencies could put into their leadership training toolbox and use as a formal training or a performance support tool—either in the classroom or over e-learning—for a particular set of skills. We included a competition leaderboard that connected leadership networks and allowed the experience to become like a game.

We developed that app with web technologies but made it available over mobile devices using iOS and a single code base.

The second application was a mobile app and allowed the user to input assessment information about themselves. The app would develop and adapt based on the user's education. It develops content that takes advantage of the data and leads the user down a certain learning path. It’s a constant loop of evaluation and adjusting.

What is the team composition?

I interfaced directly with Ghazenfer (CEO, Technology Rivers) and he was really the face of the project. Additionally, we worked with offshore backend and frontend software engineers.

How did you come to work with Technology Rivers?

I let my colleagues know that I was looking for software engineers, and an employee of mine introduced me to Ghazenfer.

How much have you invested with them?

These two projects were within the $50,000 range.

What is the status of this engagement?

I worked with them on these two projects, which lasted from 2014–2016. However, Carney developed a sister company who is currently working with Technology Rivers.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We measured project success by comparing our progress and results with the project brief. We wanted to make sure that we met all of our goals in terms of schedule, quality, and functionality. If in our reviews, we felt like those expectations weren’t met, we would go back and work on it until we were satisfied. We ended up with a product that we were all proud of.

How did Technology Rivers perform from a project management standpoint?

With each project, Ghazenfer wanted to make sure that we, as clients, had complete access to the project so we used cloud-based management tools like Basecamp and Amazon Cloud Services, which made the project management easy and transparent. We were able to look at project progress at any point in time, which was especially helpful working with an offshore agency. We found that our review comments and feedback were typically implemented within 24–48 hours.

Ghazenfer always made himself available and would regularly come in for face-to-face meetings. He was very responsive in regards to our feedback, and we would always see evidence of that in future iterations.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Technology Rivers has a wide variety of platform toolsets. I always had confidence that they knew what they were talking about and could make helpful recommendations based off of our requirements.

There is also a very strong client focus that Ghazenfer brings to the company. He wants to make sure that every client is satisfied with the product outcome. He’s extremely focused on customer satisfaction in his work.

Are there any areas they could improve?

There is nothing that stands out as a real pain point. With every software development project, I look back and try to identify areas where we could improve, for example having more efficient iterations or better iterative quality, but there is nothing I would suggest Technology Rivers changing.

5.0
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
    I recommend them easily and confidently to people that need software engineers.

HIPAA Compliant Mobile Apps for Healthcare Company

“The work ethic I’ve seen from Technology Rivers is unparalleled. They make magic happen.”

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

Technology Rivers developed multiple HIPAA compliant mobile apps that perform functions related to healthcare. They provide the design team feedback and are currently engaged to deliver three more apps.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Baltimore, Maryland
CTO, Healthcare Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Their work undergoes frequent code reviews and is praised for its excellence and consistency. Technology Rivers has a devoted staff that’s willing to perform above expectations to produce an outstanding product. They’re comfortable working under strict deadlines and offer a transparent experience.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the CTO and co-founder of a healthcare startup.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Technology Rivers?

My development team was working on several projects with tight timelines. We engaged to Technology Rivers to provide resources and assist with product development.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Technology Rivers has acted as our development team for multiple projects. They’ve built HIPAA compliant mobile apps using React Native and the MEAN stack. Our internal team provides the design work. However, it’s a collaborative process. Both teams give each other feedback throughout development. Their deliverables are essentially healthcare apps related to education or public health. They’ve also created apps that connect users to healthcare providers or solely revolve around patient safety. They’re currently working on three separate projects for us.

What is the team composition?

A project manager is our primary point of contact. We also work directly with the software engineers building the products.

How did you come to work with Technology Rivers?

They were introduced to me by another company I’m a shareholder in. One of my developers quit close to a project deadline and Technology Rivers was the first company that came to mind. They were able to quickly join development and help us out. After that, we realized they could be valuable partners.

What is the status of this engagement?

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

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We conduct code reviews of their work and never have issues with quality. Everything they deliver is polished, so I assume they implement similar procedures. Bugs do come up, but we’re very transparent about them.

How did Technology Rivers perform from a project management standpoint?

Working with their team has been great. They have a lot of engineers with different experiences and expertise, so talking with them is always enlightening. They meet every deadline I assign to them and we’ve never had issues. They’ve even pulled sleepless nights to ensure prompt delivery. I prefer not to do that to people, but crunch times are sometimes necessary.

We use Slack to communicate and have periodic check-ins. We also use Jira for project management. This allows us to see what they prioritize and what they’ve accomplished in real time.

What did you find most impressive about them?

The work ethic I’ve seen from Technology Rivers is unparalleled. They make magic happen. Their ability to jump into a problem at a moment’s notice is very impressive as well.

Are there any areas they could improve?

They’re a growing team, so there’s nothing I’d specifically point out at this time.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

A lot of people think they have themselves a complete plan, but then repeatedly add to the scope as the project continues. It’s important to spend the time and scope out your project appropriately. That’s more general advice, but I tell it to everyone I work with.

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

Android App Dev & Support for Illness Tracking Service

“Their professionalism, timeliness, and quality of work have been outstanding.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
2015 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Technology Rivers developed an Android app based on a previously designed iOS app. Key features include crowdsourcing capabilities based on user submissions, GPS geolocation, and push notifications.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Kansas City, Missouri
Graham Dodge
CEO, Sickweather
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

In-house QA testing has revealed a high standard of work, and the app has garnered very positive feedback on the Google Play store. Emphases on attentive project management, punctuality, and frequent communication have minimized the impact of working in different time zones.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the CEO of Sickweather, a real-time map of human health. We forecast the spread of various illnesses around the world.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Technology Rivers?

We were looking to build an Android app to house our platform.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

The Sickweather app leverages GPS geolocation technology and push notifications to alert users in real time when they enter “sick zones”, which are geofenced areas we create from the health data we collect. The data includes frequency of reported illnesses including strep throat, the flu, whooping cough, and others. Users can contribute their own reports to crowdsource data as well.

The Technology Rivers team was responsible for the entire Android development process. Our internal iOS team had already established a design that Technology Rivers adjusted to suit the Android user interface before starting development.

What is the team composition?

We worked with a project manager and a small group of developers.

How did you come to work with Technology Rivers?

I initially met the president and CEO through networking in the Baltimore tech space. We had been working with another offshore developer and the app they built had a significant number of issues. Technology Rivers essentially rebuilt the entire app when they came on.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve invested $100,000-$250,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in 2015. Since completing the Android app, we’ve retained them for their services in other areas and they’ve provided ongoing support as necessary. They also recently took over on providing support for our iOS app.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We do our own QA testing in-house and we haven’t encountered any major problems. We also monitor feedback on the Google Play store, and we’re at about a 4-star rating right now. Technology Rivers does a great job with responding to bug reports on the Google Play store and addresses them very efficiently.

How did Technology Rivers perform from a project management standpoint?

I’ve had no problems at all with their performance. Everything has stayed on schedule and we’re happy with the deliverables. We communicate primarily via Slack and added them to our company channels to facilitate real-time collaboration.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their professionalism, timeliness, and quality of work have been outstanding.

Are there any areas they could improve?

We haven’t had any issues with their team. Their communication is great, especially for an overseas firm, and they’re always punctual despite the time difference. Their billing process has been transparent, and we’re happy to be working with them.

Do you have any advice for future clients of theirs?

They’re more than just an app developer. The team has a very broad set of skills, so keep an open mind in determining the project scope.

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

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.