Apps for bold ideas ✌️ Mobile & Web

Uptech is a Ukrainian outsourcing Design and Development company. We help innovative companies bring bold ideas to life and launch mobile and web apps.

What services we provide:

  1. Discovery Stage (Business analysis)
  2. UX/UI design
  3. Mobile App Development
  4. Website Development
  5. Design Sprint (generate and validate solution to the idea/problem)

What apps we create:

  • iOS apps (using Swift)
  • Android apps (using Java, Kotlin)
  • Cross-platform mobile apps (using React Native)
  • Web apps (using JavaScript, ReactJS, NodeJS, Java, Ruby on Rails, HTML/CSS)

By working with us, you not only get a 5-star product. You get smooth communication, full support, and openness. Why? Uptech is fully transparent and honest. This lets our teamwork like one organism and delivers service beyond expectation.

Our expertise:

  • On-demand delivery (like Uber)
  • Fintech
  • Healthcare
  • Social App
  • Marketplace
  • Streaming apps (like HQ Trivia)
  • Health & Fitness

Why work with Uptech:

  • Clients recommend us
  • Expertise with startups
  • Focus on native mobile products
  • Engaged team
  • User-focused design
  • Data protection
  • Socially Responsible Organization 
  • Contribution to the community

To know the price and duration of development, contact us at [email protected]. We’ll specify the features of your app and provide you a full time&cost estimate.

Let’s bring your idea to life!

 
$25,000+
 
$50 - $99 / hr
 
50 - 249
 Founded
2016
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Kyiv, Ukraine
headquarters
other locations
  • 3415 South Sepulveda Blvd, Suite 1100
    Los Angeles, CA 90034
    United States

Portfolio

Key clients: 
Unilever(DSC), Drone Base, Aspiration, Ripkord.tv (HQ Trivia-like),  Freebird Rides(Uber-like), Sprent, Supporter.no, Free2Move, ArtKive, Rivals, Audiojoy, Butter(Instagram-like)

Yaza, a video mapping startup

Uptech is developing an MVP for a video mapping iOS app. We work as an offshore team to help build UX/UI and solve problems with GPS, video functionality, and performance optimization. 

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Dollar Shave Club (Unilever)

Dollar Shave Club makes and delivers everything you need to look, feel, and shave like a million bucks!

Results of the app: 

☝️ 2017 Webby Award Winner for Best Shopping App

⭐ 4.8 rating on Play Store 

❤️ 98,6% crash-free users

App in Play Store: 

rel="nofollow">http://bit.ly/dsc-android
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Aspiration

Aspiration is a financial firm you can fall in love with.

Results of the app:

4.9+ App rating on App Store

99% Crash-free users

❤️ 40k monthly active users

✍️ 2.24k reviews on App Store

Aspiration on app stores:  

href="http://bit.ly/aspiration-iOS" rel="nofollow">http://bit.ly/aspiration-iOS

http://bit.ly/aspiration-android

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Sprent

Results of the app:

☘️ 10k monthly active users

⚙️ 99.6% crash-free sessions

⭐ 4.4 rating on Play Store

Apps on app stores: 

http://bit.ly/sprent-android

http://bit.ly/sprent-ios

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Ripkord.tv

Ripkord.tv is the next HQ Trivia! The users can play games and win real money

Results of the app:

⚙️ 98.3% crash-free sessions

⛹️ 8000+ monthly active users

⭐ 4.3+ rating on App Store

Ripkord.tv on App Store: http://bit.ly/ripkord-tv-app

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DroneBase

DroneBase offers professional drone services for every business.

Results:

⛳Featured in TechCrunch, Hilton, Zillow

✔️More than 10 drone models supported

⛰️DroneBase flies in all 50 states and over 30 countries

DroneBase app in App Store http://bit.ly/dronebase-iOS

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ArtKive

Results:

☝️ ArtKive app was nominated App of the Day by Apple

⚙️ Stability increased from 88% to 99%

❤️ 33 000 monthly active users

ArtKive on App Store: http://bit.ly/artkive-iOS

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Freebird Rides

Freebird Rides app brings you to the best bars and restaurants in town.

Results of the app:

✅ 98+% crash free users

⭐ 4.5+ App rating on App Store

⚡ 200+ successful rides/week

Freebird in App Store: http://bit.ly/freebird-app

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Rivals

Every night is a game night: choose your rivals to play a game with ⚽⚡⚾

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Advaice

Advaice is a marketing automation platform which uses AI algorithms to grow your business ✅

https://advaice.com/

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App Development for Event Management Platform

"The Uptech team is filled with young, passionate, and well-educated engineers."

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

Uptech developed a native iOS application for an event management platform. Their team designed and built the backend architecture and developed the frontend of the app.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Los Angeles, California
Trevor Tetzlaff
Founder & CEO, TRiiiBE Inc
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

While the work is ongoing, the internal team is satisfied with the development work thus far. Uptech is thoughtful and adaptable, providing quality feedback on processes. Their team possesses the creativity and technical expertise to produce high-quality work. 

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

We're building a mobile application focused on event-management and discovery.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Uptech?

We hired Uptech to design and build our backend architecture as well as to develop the frontend for our native iOS application.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted to build a clean, scalable backend framework as well as frontend code that focused on a high level of user delight while using our application. We asked Uptech to do focus on developing our application in such a way that it could eventually be handed over to an in-house team as seamlessly as possible. We also asked that they instrument repeated processes as frequently as possible.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

Our Lead Developer had previously worked with members of Uptech for more than a year, during which they inspired great confidence in him to collaborate with them again and to recommend to others that they entrust Uptech with development.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

Uptech collaborated with our Technical Lead to configure our backend and inform some of our most critical choices that helped our team decide on the best stack for us to use today, and in anticipation of how the business would evolve over time. We discussed our business needs in depth with Uptech and provided their team with detailed guidelines outlining our needs. The Uptech team took these, researched and confirmed our choices or recommended alternatives where we asked them to do so, and implemented them.

What was the team composition?

The project team had 5 people: 3 backend engineers, and 2 frontend iOs engineers.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any information that demonstrates the impact that this project has had on your business?

Our MVP has yet to release, and so we do not have any hard data to share. However, we can speak to that we look forward to continuing to collaborate with Uptech and use them as our primary vendor for backend and iOS development.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

Our team managed the project primarily using Slack, Gitlab, Clubhouse, and Google Drive's suite of tools. Uptech's team was flexible in terms of the best methods of collaboration for us, thoughtful and forthcoming with feedback on how we might improve our collaborative processes and proved themselves to be proactive collaborators where questions remained about product choices.

Despite our team being in Los Angeles, and Uptech's in Kiev, we found there to be no additional barriers to communication outside of those inherent to working with a remote team. I believe that any communication barriers we experienced would have been exactly the same had we been working remotely with a team of native English speakers anywhere within the US. We were concerned about this going into the collaboration, and have zero concern about it now, nearly a year into things.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

While visiting Uptech in Ukraine, I was very impressed by Uptech's leadership and the thought they devote to the structure of their business from their employees' perspective as well as the energy they devote to ensuring their employees have phenomenal working experience as well as an active focus on constantly improving their skill-base.The Uptech team is filled with young, passionate, and well-educated engineers. We're proud to be associated with them.

Are there any areas for improvement?

I wish I had visited them in Kiev for a week-long sprint before we began working together. The trust, familiarity and improvements to our product that I believe would have resulted from such a choice would have thrown rocket-fuel on our collaboration.

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

Mobile App Dev for Video Mapping Startup

"We don’t have to deal with bugs and problems with the code. They’re a real value-add."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Sep. 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Uptech is developing an MVP for a video mapping iOS app. They work as an offshore team to help build UX/UI and solve problems with GPS, video functionality, and performance optimization. 

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
San Francisco, California
Peter Sisson
CEO, Yaza
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Uptech's assistance in design and development has been extremely helpful. The work is very stable and their coding quality is great. The project management is seamless and functions well despite time differences. Communication is fluid and they are very adaptable with Silicon Valley startups. 

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 Yaza, a video mapping startup. We put authenticated videos on maps. In a world of fake news, we’re a platform where people can protect video content. It’s a safe and easily accessible place to store photos and videos on a map.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Uptech?

We needed to build an MVP for our mobile app.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They’re accelerating and expediting all facets of development to get us an MVP for our iOS app by the end of the month. We spend a fair amount of time iterating on the UX in order to get to what we need for ease of use and engagement. We add interesting things about the app that would get people coming back to it.

Uptech first asked us to take a step back and went through customer validation and problem validation to ensure the product was going to solve a problem that affected enough people. We then went through initial designs and I sent some mockups I’d made. They put their spin on the mockups and added updated UX techniques for the app. We iterated on that design with high-fidelity mockups and worked with them for three months before any code was written. As we started building the product, there were some obvious things that needed to be fixed to make it more usable.

They practice agile development and work in two-week sprints. Their process is very methodical. They begin with a meeting to start the sprint. They prioritize the work that needs to be done. They circulate that with us in a document. We approve it. Then they work on the sprint and two weeks later we have the next bill.

The app is challenging because we incorporate location and video. The videos are massive, which requires performance optimization and battery management. There’s also GPS functionality that drains battery life and is very inaccurate in large cities. We were trying to solve the problem of how we can precisely locate where the video was recorded and ger the user to pin it down. I was out there last month working with them to finalize the use cases and the design.

The app will only be on iOS because of the authentication aspect, which is our guarantee that the video can’t be altered, faked, or spread without your permission.

What is the team composition?

My initial contact was Andriy (Co-Founder, Uptech). There are seven other people.

How did you come to work with Uptech?

We had been trying to figure out what to build for a while. We raised some money and interviewed seven different firms. We liked Uptech the best because their proposal was very thorough. It was clear that they understood the classic Silicon Valley startup methodologies for app development and iteration. We were able to interview some of the engineers before making the final decision.

How much have you invested with them?

We invested $97,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in September 2018 and the work is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

It’s tremendously helpful to have a new set of eyes on the design side helping us clean up the design and challenging us. They worked very quickly and enthusiastically. They have a lot of passion and interest in the project. The builds were very stable and the quality of their coding is good. We don’t have to deal with bugs and problems with the code. They’re a real value-add.

We’re so pleased with them that we signed an ongoing fixed-rate staffing contract. We have the team available to us on an ongoing basis and we'll continue to work on iterating the project post-MVP. We’re a team working together rather than a customer/vendor relationship.

How did Uptech perform from a project management standpoint?

The project manager, programmers, and anyone we’re interfacing with directly speak very good English. The time difference hasn’t been a problem because a 9:00 a.m. or 10:00 a.m. meeting is the end of the day for them. They document very well. We use Slack to contact each other. I also went to their office for five days. 

Communication is pretty fluid. The only challenge is that it’s hard to collaborate on UX design remotely. We both agree that it might make sense for Uptech to require their client to come onsite or for Uptech to send its designers to the site to shorten the iteration cycle on the design side.

What did you find most impressive about them?

I really like that they don’t just build something that’s unnecessary. They always try to expand what can be built. They think just like Silicon Valley. Their methodologies, approach to their employees, firm management, project management, and even the way they set up their office environment are all akin to San Francisco. It feels very comfortable for anyone that has been doing a lot of work with engineers in Silicon Valley.

Are there any areas they could improve?

We’re really happy with them. As their team’s knowledge of UX solutions grows, they’ll get even better at the UX/UI design aspects.

5.0
Overall Score They’re great to work with. They’re patient with changes and flexible with billing. It’s a very amicable and positive relationship.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They deliver whatever they commit to build.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Ten. We’re a startup with limited funds. The value for money compared to Silicon Valley is great. You’re getting similar talent at ¼ of the cost.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Interim builds don’t crash and the promised functionality works.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Mobile App Dev for Nightlife Promotion Platform

“All of their team members are straightforward, guiding us through each step of the project.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
May 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Uptech completely rebuilt iOS and Android versions of an event promotion app. They successfully fixed all major bugs and continue to add updates, like a unique image feature and a ticket-selling tool.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Los Angeles, California
Founder & CEO, Promotion App
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

With minimal marketing efforts, the app is gaining popularity. Users praise the platform for its design and performance. Uptech consistently meets expectations with their determined work ethic, technical competency, and responsive communication skills, delivering promising results.

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 and CEO of a nightlife promotional platform that allows representatives from clubs, bars, and lounges, party planners, musicians, and DJs to share their events. Other users can browse the app, find upcoming parties or performances in specific cities, and directly contact promotors to RSVP and request a place on VIP guest lists or bottle service.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Uptech?

I worked with two different agencies before hiring Uptech; both promised to develop my apps from scratch. The first agency didn’t complete the Android version, prompting me to take legal action. The second completed the apps, but there was a major bug in the Android version that wouldn’t allow promoters to upload their events. Initially, the developer said that he’d fix the problems and make some updates within 30 days, but that soon turned into a full year. Following those negative experiences, I started looking for a new team to fix the previous mistakes.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Uptech completely rebuilt both the Android and iOS versions of our app. They redid the backend and fully optimized the design, prioritizing a seamless flow and a user-friendly interface. All bugs and performance issues are fixed, and we’ve rolled out several updates. Their team also set us up with a new server and administrative panel. The app itself is far from finished; we plan to continue adding new features with the Uptech.

Our platform offers a unique design functionality to help promotors. Because our users are scattered throughout a variety of areas, we programmed the app’s background image to match the city in which they’re looking for events. We also included a ticket-selling tool. Most platforms similar to ours just include a link, but our app creates a direct channel for promoters to sell tickets to their audiences.

What is the team composition?

We work with Dima (Co-Founder, Uptech), who acts as a team leader. He helped us analyze the old apps to scope out the work that needed to be done. We have an additional main point of contact that handles everything else, from questions to contracts. Farther into the project, I began speaking with members of their design team and one of their developers, Roman (iOS Developer, Uptech), who manages the technical work.

How did you come to work with Uptech?

I met Shervin at a meetup event for app development. I considered five other companies, but Uptech showed the most interest in my project, discussing its different elements. I was introduced to Dima and ultimately chose to work with his team.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in May 2018, and the project is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

With Uptech's help, we launched the app, and it’s elicited unanimously positive feedback, both from our staff and our users. We haven’t done any marketing at all yet, but we’re still seeing great results. Recently, I attended a venue opening event hosted by a promotional company that uses the platform. They praised the app for its design and performance.

Uptech consistently offers high-quality services. In retrospect, it was a blessing to have worked with those previous developers because now, I can better appreciate Uptech's professionalism and work ethic. We didn’t expect the app to be completed until around October, but they finished it early.

How did Uptech perform from a project management standpoint?

Their staff is young, determined, and highly competent. I can email them with questions, problems, or feedback, and someone from their team responds immediately. With other developers, I wouldn’t hear back for days or weeks. Overall, Uptech is a great agency.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Our level of communication is good. They deliver on their promises and don’t give us any false information. All of their team members are straightforward, guiding us through each step of the project.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I have no complaints; their service is on point.

Any advice for potential customers?

I highly recommend them. If I had enough money to buy their team for myself, I’d do it. If they can complete my complex app from scratch, they can do anything.

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
    I’ve recommended them to a couple of colleagues.

Mobile Development for On-Demand Delivery App

“The quality of their work is fantastic; I can’t say enough good things about their service.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Jan. 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Uptech provides development services for a delivery app. They’ve completed a notification system, integrated payment, and messaging gateways, and linked the app to the Google Maps API for order tracking.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Saudi Arabia
Mahmoud Haji
CEO, Sprent App
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The app boasts 10,000 monthly active users and 100,000 completed orders. Uptech's development work decreased crash rates significantly, improving the app’s performance. In the ongoing partnership, the team consistently shows strong communication skills and a dedicated work ethic.

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 Sprent, an on-demand delivery application that allows customers to order items from any story in our city and have it delivered within an hour. Founded in 2016, our business relies on freelancers to deliver the goods from stored to doorsteps.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Uptech?

I was working with a different company to develop my app’s backend, admin panel, and both the customer- and deliverer-facing versions for iOS and Android devices. Once we finalized those dealings, we engaged Uptech to make some enhancements, handle maintenance, and continue to develop new features and fix bugs.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Uptech is involved in the entire development scope for our app, mainly providing front- and backend development. We provide a basic guide of the features we’re looking for; then they draft a UI/UX design and corresponding wireframes. So far, we’ve integrated multiple extensions, including implementing a one-click answering system for push notifications, integrating Twilio as a messaging gateway and HyperPay to manage payments, and linking the app to the Google Maps API.

The market feature is the core of our application. Once we receive an order, the app determines the location and assigns the delivery to the nearest freelancer. The system provides real-time status updates, allowing customers to track their products through Google Maps.

What is the team composition?

Our primary point of contact is our project manager, Dima (Co-Founder and Team Lead, Uptech).

How did you come to work with Uptech?

While working with the previous company, we began looking for a new provider that offered a higher quality of service and better understood our business. We looked online for reputable companies that fell within our budget. We shortlisted 3­–4 companies, all located in Eastern Europe. After interviewing each, we determined that Uptech met our criteria best.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent around $30,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with Uptech in January 2018, and it’s an ongoing collaboration.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Currently, we have a total of more than 10,000 monthly active users on both the Android and iOS apps, and we’ve completed more than 100,000 orders. Before partnering with Uptech, our crash-free rate fluctuated between 85%–90%. Now, our iOS app is 100% crash-free, and the Android rate has reached 97%. The quality of their work is fantastic; I can’t say enough good things about their service.

As we start another project, we’re considering asking Uptech to help with the development. I’m satisfied with their approach, focusing on the business itself, rather than just the development. They show a real interest in our vision and a commitment to meeting our expectations with each feature that they develop.

How did Uptech perform from a project management standpoint?

I directly interact with both the project manager and their team of developers, mainly communicating via Slack. We share our status, milestones, detailed explanations, urgent issues, and our plans for each sprint. The entire team is responsive to all of my requests.

What did you find most impressive about them?

I am most impressed by how they develop a proper understanding of the business before writing any code. Also, they’re a friendly team with a great office environment. I spent two weeks in Ukraine, working with them in person.

Are there any areas they could improve?

They can improve in terms of UX/UI design. The team is a bit weak in that regard, but they’re improving.

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

Android & iOS Dev for Social Friend App

"We love working with them and are looking forward to a long-lasting relationship." 

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Feb. 2016 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Uptech contributed to two development projects: Android bug fixes and UX/UI development for iOS. In the end, they launched a new version of the Android app and developed ad API’s for iOS.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
San Francisco, California
Dan Flanegan
CEO, Butter
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Bugs have decreased nearly 100% and user engagement has grown. Uptech continually produces top-quality work and is a key part of the product development process. They are eager to find innovative solutions and are an ideal partner for ongoing engagements.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m the CEO of Butter, a social app about making new friends.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Uptech?

We needed them to help update our iOS app and design a brand-new UI/UX for our Android app.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted to launch a new version of our Android app and integrate new API’s for ads into our iOS app.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

They were recommended to us by a friend.

Describe the project in detail.

They worked with both Android and iOS, fixing bugs and developing new API's respectively. They also worked on UI/UX issues. 

What was the team composition?

We worked with a great mix of design, development, and QA resources.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Android bug issues have decreased nearly 90% since the new version launched, and our engagement across both apps has increased.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

It’s great and it continues to be an amazing relationship. We worked collaboratively, sharing our goals and managing the project through standard project management tools.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Their team has been great to work with consistently. Not only is their quality superb, but they’re always around to hunt down answers to our most pressing questions regarding product development. We love working with them and are looking forward to a long-lasting relationship.

Are there any areas for improvement?

There aren’t any that I can think of.

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

React Native Dev for Online Flight Subscription Platform

“They’re straightforward and honest.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Aug. 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Using React Native and Firebase, Uptech built a mobile application for Android and iOS for a flight subscription service featuring customizable push notifications. They continue on in a maintenance role.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
London, United Kingdom
Owner, Subscription Platform
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

As a result of Uptech's high-quality work, both platforms garnered high rankings and positive user feedback. They delivered comprehensive services, managing all the details needed. The team offers thorough, professional, and dependable services.

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 an online subscription website that gives people great deals on flights.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Uptech?

I needed to build a mobile app for my users because we only had a web version.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We had an idea and they created the wireframes. They managed everything that had to do with the mobile app. They planned it out, did the user interface, user experience, design work, coding, and guided us through the process. The app sends push notifications to users whenever we announce flight deals. It allows them to change their settings that are integrated with the backend of our website. We used React Native and Firebase for the push notification features.

The project is complete, but they’re helping with upkeep. They add small features and fixes as needed. We’ll be working on more changes and bigger projects in the near future with them.

What is the team composition?

There were three developers and a project manager.

How did you come to work with Uptech?

Someone I knew worked with them before and recommended them. We chose to work with them because they’re straightforward and honest. I could tell they’re a good company. I chose them over lower bids.

How much have you invested with them?

The app cost $20,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

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

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

In the U.K., we’re ranked as the second most-trending app on Google Play and have an average rating of 4.8. We're the fifth highest-grossing travel app in the App Store, and have a 4.7 average rating.

Anytime they see bugs, they take time to make sure they’re fixed.

How did Uptech perform from a project management standpoint?

They were excellent. I’m sincerely happy with them. I’ll definitely work with them again on any projects that I’m working on in the future. We have ongoing communication with them. We use Slack and have met in person as well.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They’re a young team, but very professional. They adapted well to the way I do business and I was very impressed by that. They were well suited for my project.

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

WordPress & CRM Dev for Physical Therapy Marketplace

"They always deliver everything we need the first time we ask for it."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
4.5
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Dec. 2016 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Uptech is building a landing page using WordPress and designing its UX/UI. Their team is also connecting a CRM system to the page and configuring the web hub and API to third-party services.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Los Angeles, California
CEO, Physical Therapy Care
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Uptech continues to deliver high-quality code and immediately addresses any bugs or errors. Their team’s rapid development, cost-effective work, and adherence to project requests are hallmarks of their work.

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 the founder of a company that provides a marketplace for physical therapy.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Uptech?

We needed Uptech for backend development.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Using our wireframes and mockups, Uptech's team is building our landing page using WordPress and designed the UX/UI. Their team connects our CRM system to that page and configures the web hub and API to third-party services.

Their work allows our content to be amassed on one main page and they utilize gravity forms to pull data—to connect to Facebook and AdWords.

What is the team composition?

My main point of contact is a project manager, who is also the lead developer. I also worked with one other developer.

How did you come to work with Uptech?

A colleague recommended them to me.

How much have you invested with them?

We invested $10,000–$50,000 so far.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with them in December 2016 and the engagement is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

They deliver all projects on time without any crashes or bugs—addressing those immediately. We are very happy with the quality of their code so far.

How did Uptech perform from a project management standpoint?

We communicate face-to-face sometimes, use Slack, and other management tools. They always deliver everything we need the first time we ask for it.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their speed of delivery, high-quality work, and price point impressed us.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, I don’t see anything yet.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Make sure to have a solid project already going. Nail down your wireframes upfront and it’ll eliminate a lot of mistakes.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    There can always be improvements.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 4.5 NPS
    Willing to refer

Development of Video Streaming Platform

Their work is reliable and professional.

 

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
June 2016 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Uptech delivered a custom video streaming platform built on a Wowza embeddable HTML5 media player. They developed the backend using Amazon ECUs. Ongoing support includes tweaks and adding new features.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Los Angeles, California
CEO, Video Production Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Uptech’s product features unbeatable video quality. Company revenue has tripled since implementing the service, which clients enthusiastically praise. The platform broke a competitor’s monopolistic hold on a market niche. Using a prompt and responsive project manager streamlined communication.

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 owner and founder of a video production business that specializes in market research.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Uptech?

I wanted to create a custom-built live streaming platform and lacked the necessary programming capabilities in-house.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

When I first hired Uptech, I described my initial idea of how the platform should look, feel, and function. After a couple of discussions, they put together a comprehensive proposal and began development. Since they built out the platform, we've had an open, ongoing dialogue to consistently tweak and improve the platform. In terms of specific technology, they used Amazon ECUs and a Wowza embeddable HTML5 media streaming player.

Live streaming has only recently become readily available. It's on the cusp of development. Especially in terms of programming, it's not the easiest technology to build. We’re always looking for the most cost-effective way to provide this service to my clients. I mainly work with large movie and video game companies. Our web-based platform is useful for virtually any company that conducts research. A different design agency worked on the frontend, which actually turned out quite similar to Uptech’s initial barebones backend design.

What is the team composition?

I had one point of contact and may have spoken to three resources total. I've noticed that three people are usually CC'ed on my emails. Our project manager relayed info to the rest of the team. Having all communications go through one person suits my personal preference.

How did you come to work with Uptech?

Initially, I was debating between building a custom platform myself or outsourcing the work to a developer. Certain companies offer live streaming services for $10,000 a year, compared to Uptech’s affordable, one-time cost. I found them through a personal reference. I researched examples of work they’d done for other clients. They definitely seemed able to get the job done, so I hired them.

How much have you invested with them?

I've spent around $20,000 on their services.

What is the status of this engagement?

Our project began in June of 2016. As with most tech projects, it never really ends because there's always more to add. As more clients become interested in this service, they constantly request new functions I outsource to Uptech. I continually hire them to refine it. If we stopped working on it today, however, the product would still be fully functional.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Since we built this platform, I've been tripling my revenue metrics compared to last year. Their work is reliable and professional. I can control and tweak every aspect. The custom design is critical; if my clients are spending thousands of dollars for this service, it shouldn't have a generic logo at the bottom. The audio and visual quality outperforms my competitors in the live streaming market. It looks professional and functions as desired, which are my two most important criteria.

My clients are super happy. The current market leader in my particular niche had held a longtime monopoly and refused to innovate. They appreciate that there’s a better, more flexible alternative now. None of them seems to have any issues with the platform's development. When bugs pop up, Uptech solves them pretty quickly. The platform functions smoothly and is an awesome new piece of technology.

How did Uptech perform from a project management standpoint?

They did a good job. In any business relationship, it takes time to figure out response style and level of self-motivation. As a business owner, it's important to set a precedent for the level of communication you prefer. Once we found our flow, the project progressed really well. Initially, there were a couple of missed deadlines. Once we collectively stepped it up, we really started to see results. We mostly touched base through Skype or email, and occasionally used WhatsApp.

What did you find most impressive about them?

The quality of their work speaks for itself. That's what it comes down to. I ordered a project, and they delivered what I wanted. They took responsibility for any problems we encountered, and the final product is great.

Are there any areas they could improve?

My only qualm would be the amount of time it took. They could work on their timeliness and punctuality. Communication was very prompt, though. Every time I wrote an e-mail, it was quickly answered.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Touch base with Uptech weekly.

5.0
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 for Used Car Auction Platform

“Their quality, experience, and transparency were impressive.”

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

Uptech built an online platform for the trade of used cars. Featuring an auction feature, the platform was developed from scratch, first as a prototype, and then the final system.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Kiev, Ukraine
CMO, Offlease Hub
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The platform is yet to launch, but was well received internally and the site’s design was particularly praised. The team provided excellent suggestions, with their recommendations significantly improving the final product, all while maintaining an open and transparent business partnership.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

Offlease Hub is an online platform for selling and buying used cars. I’m the chief marketing officer, responsible for promotion, marketing, and sales.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Uptech?

We wanted to create the platform and needed a team who could develop it for us.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We discussed the project with Uptech and they sent me questions about it. I described my vision and provided them with brief information, as well as several of our competitors’ sites. Based off that information, they developed a prototype from scratch. I then gave feedback about what I liked and disliked.

The website is an auction system focused on the B2B market, as most of our customers are dealers. All of our cars are from official dealers and pass certification so we can guarantee the quality of the car.

What is the team composition?

There were 5 or 6 people that I communicated with. I don’t know how many people worked on the backend but there was a team lead, a web designer, a tester, and a developer.

How did you come to work with Uptech?

Their office is in the same building as ours and I saw they were a big team. I did some research and found that they work a lot with the U.S. market. That was confirmation for me that they had the capability to take on a difficult project. Their price was average, but I decided to try them because I like how they communicated with me. They asked questions and provided ideas.

How much have you invested with them?

$15,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in June 2017–December 2017.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Everyone in our company is satisfied with the work, including our co-founder, who liked the site and its design. We aren’t online yet but expect to launch in March. I don’t know if there are any bugs, but right now everything is working.

How did Uptech perform from a project management standpoint?

It was excellent. We used Messenger to communicate and all my questions were answered within 15–20 minutes. There were no problems with communication and I liked how they organized everything. I didn’t always know exactly what I wanted, so I liked that they gave me choices.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They’re very open and transparent. I was supposed to provide content for the website and didn’t make it in time, but they pushed me. They not only organized their work, but helped me to organize my tasks as well.

Their quality, experience, and transparency were impressive. They were eager to discuss any questions, were very organized, and never missed deadlines.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I don’t know anything they can improve. In my eyes, they did the job perfectly.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Believe in the team. If they suggest something, you should listen to them. They will help you to realize the project at the highest level. I’m very happy that I listened and did what they recommended.

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 & iOS App Development for Prometheus MOOC Platform

“Uptech challenged the existing prototypes and took them to a completely new level.”

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

Uptech helped launch mobile apps for an online learning platform.  Using provided prototypes, the team completed the apps and made several improvements, including re-coding a video playback functionality. 

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Ukraine
Ivan Primachenko
CEO, Prometheus
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The app has received positive feedback since its launch and generated an increase in users. Uptech improved upon the existing products and delivered a solution that was stable and suitable for an audience of over 500,000 users. They are unafraid to question requests and offer better solutions.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

Prometheus is a platform for free, massive, open online courses with 500,000 registered users. We are a non-governmental organization and our main goal is to spread online education in Ukraine. I'm the CEO of this organization.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Uptech?

Our platform is built on the Open edX engine. We had updated the engine to the latest version and needed to launch mobile apps for it.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted to create mobile apps for Android and iOS with the following features for our users:

• Stream class videos via Wi-Fi or cellular connection

• Download course videos to watch anytime

• Test your knowledge with basic quizzes and exams

• View course announcements and handouts

• Follow-along course videos with closed captions

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We selected Uptech from the advice of two of our partners.

Describe the project in detail.

We gave Uptech the existing prototypes of the Android and iOS apps updated with the Open edX latest version. We reconfigured our servers to communicate with the apps. The rest of the technology was built by Uptech based on the provided prototypes and our technical specifications. We had very detailed requirements, but Uptech challenged the existing prototypes and took them to a completely new level. They could re-code video playback functionality in such a way that the apps could stream course videos directly from our servers. Uptech built a solution that ensured that our mobile apps are stable and suitable to be used by our large student audience. We have been working with Uptech since March 2017. We still need quite some time until we'redone, since we have a massive stack of technology to carry out. We have no intention of canceling the collaboration with Uptech; we are very happy with our collaboration efforts.

What was the team composition?

We worked with one project manager and two developers.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Our mobile apps went live in the summer of 2017 and have already increased our audience. With the ability to “learn on the go,” more people have become interested in our platform and it's really due to what Uptech has built in a short timeframe. We have gotten very positive feedback from our students. Also, we have agreements in place that would not have been possible without Uptech's apps.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

The project management is very well done. Their approach is clear and the lead on the project is both capable and committed, which is echoed by the team of subordinates. They have delivered everything faster than we expected.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

I believe it's a part of Uptech's slogan, namely that “the customer isn't always right.” Their customer base appreciates that; you want a developer that can come up with a better solution. Uptech can do this much better than other companies, who simply build what they are told to and don't question requests when it's necessary to.

Are there any areas for improvement?

We are fully satisfied with the cooperation and have already recommended Uptech to our partners.

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