Ruby on Rails&React Native App Development Studio

Virtualspirit is an app development studio where we provide digital solution based on web and mobile application. We also provide technology consultation services that allow business owner to understand how technology works and how they are able to transform their business into digital. We know how to make your business tick.

 
$5,000+
 
$50 - $99 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2014
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Kota Damansara, Malaysia
headquarters
  • H-69-1 Jalan Teknologi 3/9, Bistari de Kota
    Kota Damansara, SL 47810
    Malaysia
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Mobile App Dev for Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

"Virtualspirit has a team of young, talented designers and developers."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Oct. 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Virtualspirit manages full-stack development of an iOS and Android electric vehicle (EV) charging station app. Using React Native, they build location, charging information, and initialization features.

The Reviewer
 
2-10 Employees
 
Selangor, Malaysia
Director, Electric Vehicle Charging Station Distributor
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Virtualspirit created a stable and durable first version of the app, resolving initial platform challenges to satisfy expectations. The team is accessible, which has fostered effective collaboration. Going above and beyond, they remain a supportive partner.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m a director of an EV infrastructure service provider in Malaysia.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Virtualspirit?

We needed a partner to build an app integrated with our EV charging stations.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Virtualspirit is developing our iOS and Android app to locate EV charging stations. We provided an initial flowchart as well as requirements for the product to guide their work. They built features using React Native, which enabled the app to show the location of charging stations and their availability in Malaysia and Singapore. For example, users can see whether or not chargers are occupied. Their team also integrated capabilities to show charging rates and support initialization with a QR code into the product. Virtualspirit delivered the first phase of the app and continues to work on the platform.

What is the team composition?

We work with three different teammates: a designer, a coder, and a person who maintains the app.

How did you come to work with Virtualspirit?

Initially, we looked into a few different app developers but there aren’t many firms in our market that are able to customize or build this type of app. A colleague highly recommended Virtualspirit, stating that their team could develop the platform. We decided to give it a try.

How much have you invested with them?

So far, we’ve spent between $25,000–$50,000 on this project.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started this project in October 2017, and the work is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Initially, the app wasn’t stable; there were some bugs and lagging. Virtualspirit rebuilt the platform to be secure and more robust. We’re quite happy with their efforts. There’s still a slight delay with the platform but it’s most important to have technical support, the bugs rectified, and our complaints resolved. 

How did Virtualspirit perform from a project management standpoint?

They've been in close communication with my technical team. We have a weekly meeting when our teams discuss platform updates. We’re satisfied with Virtualspirit’s project management.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Virtualspirit has a team of young, talented designers and developers. They’re willing to work on weekends to help complete tasks.

Are there any areas they could improve?

When Virtualspirit would send us updates, they would sometimes forget to name the version, which would confuse us. After we mentioned the issue, their team followed instructions and have since recorded product updates.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Discuss platform requirements and the expected timeline for delivery otherwise they might not succeed. If they’re not familiar with the hardware, it’s useful to have a flowchart for guidance.

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

Ruby on Rails Dev for Nonprofit Healthcare Platform

“For the quality of the software they provided, their price is very reasonable.”

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
3.5
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Oct. 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Virtualspirit used Ruby on Rails to create a customized platform that would help manage schedules for a nonprofit that offers at-home medical services. Additionally, volunteers can easily submit reports.

The Reviewer
 
201-500 Employees
 
Penang, Malaysia
Project Manager & Consultant, Nonprofit Organization
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Internal stakeholders and volunteers are really pleased with the new app, and UX/UI is superb. After testing, Virtualspirit was able to make changes to the platform quickly so it was released on time. By researching new technologies, their team showed integrity and delivered a great product.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am a consultant for a healthcare nonprofit that provides community medical care.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Virtualspirit?

The nonprofit has a team of medical specialists that make home visits to provide medical assessment, consultation, wound dressing, or dietary advice. However, they were scheduling volunteers and appointments manually. We wanted to streamline this process by building a customized application.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They used Ruby on Rails to develop an application that’s hosted in a private cloud. After consulting with other organizations with similar software, they customized our program and built most of it from scratch. The new platform has scheduling features and allows medical professionals to create case reports.

What is the team composition?

I worked directly with Nick (Founder & IT Consultant, Virtualspirit), a designer, and a developer. However, I know that they had a team of developers that I didn’t meet.

How did you come to work with Virtualspirit?

Unlike some large teams, the founder of Virtualspirit has a heart and wants to give back to society. He volunteered his time to design the product and make sure it met all of our requirements. Then he called several of his connections with medical-related software experience.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent about $25,000 with them.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in October 2017, and the project is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Internal stakeholders are quite pleased with the results—the UX/UI is rather advanced. The product has met all of our requirements, and users really like it. Volunteers are particularly fond of how simple it is to log their case reports. During the user acceptance test (UAT), we found several issues, but Virtualspirit was able to iron them out quickly, and we were able to launch the product on time.

How did Virtualspirit perform from a project management standpoint?

Their technical skills are definitely their strength. They understood our business requirements and always responded quickly to our requests. However, I facilitated most of the communication and managed the timeline. I would initiate task actions, but then Nick would act accordingly to make sure that everything was done on time.

During this project, we were also working with about four other teams on various aspects of development, and Virtualspirit cooperated well with those alliances.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They’re very flexible, and they’re starting to explore new technologies. They began a lot of research to meet our requirements and really made things happen. For the quality of the software they provided, their price is very reasonable.

Are there any areas they could improve?

They could strengthen their project management skills by communicating more and providing periodic updates for their customers. I also think they were managing a lot of projects concurrently, so they may need to scale up if they want to respond to requests in a timely manner.

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