Delivering digital products since 2006

Xfive is a full-stack software house serving businesses, startups, and creative agencies. 

Focusing primarily on client satisfaction and the highest quality code Xfive has been delivering top-notch web & mobile apps, websites, and e-commerce solutions since 2006. 

Long-term partnerships and returning clients generate over 80% of the company's revenue.

Xfive.co Pty Ltd. is an Australian based company registered under Australian Company Number 160 801 285. 

Since 2006, we have worked on thousands of projects ranging from individual clients to small and mid-sized companies, as well as projects with the web’s most prominent brands such as Twitter, eBay, Microsoft, Threadless, FOX and Rogers Media.

Xfive currently has offices in San Francisco, California, and Melbourne, Australia as well as our primary development center in Kraków, Poland. 

 
$5,000+
 
$50 - $99 / hr
 
50 - 249
 Founded
2006
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Krakow, Poland
headquarters
  • Starowiślna 46
    Krakow 31-035
    Poland
other locations
  • 1 Harbor Dr. Suite 300
    Sausalito, CA 94965
    United States
  • Melbourne 3196
    Australia

Portfolio

Key clients: 

Twitter, Ebay, Microsoft, Threadless, FOX and Rogers Media.

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Women's Funding Network

Partnered with Elefint Designs to create WordPress powered website for the Women's Funding Network.   Visit website: http://www.womensfundingnetwork.org/
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Thousand Currents

We have created WordPress theme based on Elefint Design's designs.    Visit website: https://thousandcurrents.org/
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Open Lantern

We have partnered with Open Lantern to create their website and custom web application. Built with Ruby on Rails.  

Visit website: https://secure.openlantern.com/

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Eligible

Long term front end development partnership with Eligible - Integrated patient healthcare eligibility system.   Visit website: https://eligible.com/

 

 

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Meet Your DA

John Legend promoted initiative we participated on with Elefint Designs. We've delivered front end and WordPress development services on this project.

Visit website: https://meetyourda.org/

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Leadership public schools

We partnered with Elefint Designs to work on front end and WordPress integration for this network of urban charter high schools whose mission is to create educational equity. 

Visit website: http://www.leadps.org/

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Website Development for Design Consultancy

“They’re like members of our own team. Overall, it’s a pleasure working with them.”

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

Xfive builds their design partner’s concepts using a varying tech stack from WordPress to PHP, Ruby on Rails, or JavaScript. They’re able to create animations, trigger scroll events, and render SVGs.

The Reviewer
 
51- 200 Employees
 
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Jack Merrell
Senior Interactive Designer, Forpeople
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Clients are always pleased with the output and speed of development. Xfive has a talented team with a broad skill set, making them the perfect partners for many projects. They’re able to scale based on project requirements and raise questions early on to make sure the project runs efficiently.

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 senior interaction designer at a design consultancy called Forpeople.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Xfive?

As a design consultancy, we don’t have any in-house development support so we wanted to expand our skills for our clients by finding a web development partner.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They implement the designs we create for our clients. Whether we’re creating a static website or a larger project that requires a CMS, they’re able to build the platform we need. We’ve worked on several projects including custom WordPress themes and apps that are built with PHP and Ruby on Rails.

We've also built static Web sites using some interesting JavaScript libraries, which have enabled us to add animations that would trigger certain scroll events and implement cool ways of rendering scalable vector graphics (SVGs) on the page. We also have a library of plug-ins that they hadn't actually used before, but they were able to apply them to our projects quickly and efficiently when we wanted to. They recommend different technology stacks as well.

They usually go through a briefing with us and our client to understand their needs. Our team provides sketches and wireframes, and they develop the rest. Then, we hand over the final product to our clients who can implement it into their servers.

What is the team composition?

It has depended on the project—from one full stack developer to five people including a project manager, frontend developer, and backend developer for larger projects. It’s nice that we can scale our project based on the resources we need.

How did you come to work with Xfive?

One of my former colleagues recommended them to us. We thought they were a good fit for our team and liked that they could work remotely.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent between $50,000 to $200,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in January 2017 and the partnership is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Our clients are always happy with the quality of their work and the speed of their output. They always deliver a solid product. During the design and prototype phases, they’re able to raise questions or address issues before they arise. In this sense, they have a lot of valuable insight.

Initially, we planned to work on a single project with them, but then added another. Since our partnership was strong and we worked together well, we bought packaged hours at a discounted rate. This allows us to have multiple ongoing projects and they’re able to provide the development support we need. As the timeline for different projects increases, they’re able to bring on additional developers and improve our efficiency. They always provide the right resources to fit project needs.

How did Xfive perform from a project management standpoint?

They always make sure that we’re progressing and completing each stage of the project before moving on. By checking in regularly with us, they make sure that we pass on the necessary assets that we promised.

We like that they can work remotely and we can communicate via Slack and Basecamp. Their efficiency is exactly what we needed. They’re like members of our own team. Overall, it’s a pleasure working with them.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They provide a wide skillset and a pool of talent we can draw from. We’ve worked with freelancers in the past, but they’re more expensive, more difficult to track down, and often can’t cover everything we need. In comparison, Xfive is very easy to work with.  

Are there any areas they could improve?

They’re very good at creating safe and solid deliverables, but I think they could push themselves to be more experimental and think more outside the box.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

It’s crucial to know project requirements, estimates, and timelines before projects start. The more information you can provide, the more feedback they can give, which means you get more out of the partnership. This is part of the reason why we often have them sit in on client meetings.

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

Website Redesign and Migration for Astronomy Department

"They seemed to know what the site needed before I could articulate it."

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

Xfive designed and migrated two new websites according to specifications. They improved the visual design and the UI along with information and links.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Berkeley, California
Marissa Dominguez
Communications Manager, UC Berkeley Department of Astronomy
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The sites have received praise for their visual appeal and simplicity as well as their intuitive UI. Xfive’s work has also supported improvements in social media presence. They’re an accountable team that’s easy to work with, and they can be trusted to keep projects on track.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I work with the department of astronomy at UC Berkeley.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Xfive?

We employed them to design and migrate new websites for two of our research centers, and we’re also in the process of migrating our main departmental website.

What were your goals for this project?

The old websites were outdated and needed a complete overhaul. The goal was a fresh, modern image, updated information and links, and intuitive site management tools so that multiple constituents without web design backgrounds could manage content efficiently.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We had used Webvanta to overhaul our previous astronomy website. Webvanta was purchased by Xfive, so by default, we started working with Xfive. It was a very streamlined, seamless transition.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

Stano (Engager, Xfive) and his associates completely took the reins and initiated these web projects. They delivered new websites according to our specifications.

What was the team composition?

Stano was our point person, with Rafal (Project Producer) and other Xfive associates also assisting us with everything.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The sites are visually beautiful and simple in the way we had envisioned them. They’re also easy to use. We are revamping our social media presence to get more applicants and public presence, and the new sites are a perfect accessory to this. The faculty is re-engaged too, in terms of updating information and content that could potentially garner us more exposure to the outside world.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

Stano kept us on track and I appreciated his patience and persistence. Everyone on their team was friendly, patient, and immediately responsive when we had any questions.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

They seemed to know what the site needed before I could articulate it.

Are there any areas for improvement?

No, not 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

Web Dev for Brand Development Agency

“In terms of return on investment, Xfive is at the top of similar companies on both a local and a national level.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
Dec. 2012 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Xfive is a subcontracted technical partner supporting inbound project work. The team is focused exclusively on full-stack development across multiple industry standard platforms.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
San Diego Metro Area
Partner, Brand Development Agency
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Xfive’s adaptability and thorough work ethic have made them an essential part of the workflow. Despite being in a different time zone, their communication remained consistent and prompt, allowing them to meet provided deadlines.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m a partner and executive director at a branding agency specializing in everything from strategy to creative. The interactive department is my responsibility.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Xfive?

Accomplishing interactive work as it relates to websites and microsites means having a flexible and experienced development team. Unfortunately, no such in-house resources existed. As a result, it was necessary to find a qualified partner capable of scaling with demanding projects.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Xfive’s role is exclusively on the development side; all maintenance and operations are done internally. They were originally brought on to do straightforward PSD to HTML translations, but then expanded the collaboration after gaining a better understanding of their capabilities.

Next came full-stack WordPress development with specialized themes and e-commerce customization using both Magento and WooCommerce. Separate intranet projects involved using Drupal.

What is the team dynamic?

There’s a dedicated project manager assigned and the supporting team varies depending on project requirements. Teams fluctuate between 3–10 contributing developers (front- and back-end) and a few other specialized members.

How did you come to work with Xfive?

Another dev team recommended them to us, having been unable to deliver an important project. That experience convinced us to return to Xfive for newer work.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent between $200,000 to $999,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

The first project began around December 2012 and our other work with them is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We have been extremely satisfied overall and have been able to increase our billings by having them on the support side. Whereas it might have been uncomfortable to take on certain size projects beforehand, having Xfive’s resources means more bandwidth without compromising quality.

How did Xfive perform from a project management standpoint?

We use Basecamp for a lot of our work with Xfive. Their responsiveness and consistency across the board has been of the highest quality. Having the same project manager since the beginning of our engagement has created a comfortable ongoing relationship.

On the rare occasion a that a timely delivery isn’t possible, quick and proactive updates always help prevent the issue from escalating to the point of a project delay.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Team flexibility based on project demand was very impressive, especially when only given short notice. Expertise with a wide variety of technologies has been another strength because it’s expanded the scope of inbound projects. In terms of return on investment, Xfive is at the top of similar companies on both a local and a national level.

Are there any areas they could improve?

While timezone differences have been slightly challenging, communications have never suffered.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

It’s important to bring detailed project information upfront to help manage expectations and scope. Xfive is more likely to succeed if customers bring finished documentation at the beginning instead of delivering items piecemeal.

5.0
Overall Score We have been working with them for 5+ years without a single issue, from either a creative or a deliverables perspective.
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They consistently meet all of our deadlines.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    We always get exactly what we expect.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They always deliver what they promise and what we expect.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I have recommended them to both friends and colleagues.

Custom Web Dev for Graphic Design Studio

“Because of Xfive, … we’re able to bring in more business and keep our current clients happy.”

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

After a large workflow overhaul, Xfive was hired as the main dev partner due to a switch from Photoshop to Sketch. The team also attends client phone calls and provides feedback on proposals.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
San Francisco Metro Area
Owner, Graphic Design Studio
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

From the initial trial project, Xfive has completed high-quality work in a short turnaround, decreasing the average workflow from nearly a year to three months or less. They always deliver what they promise and never make excuses.

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 creative director for a design studio that works with social impact clients.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Xfive?

We do a lot of custom websites and microsites, and we needed a new partner to handle our dev work.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Many of our clients have been around for decades, so when we build their customized WordPress sites, we have to connect them to third-party systems they already have in place. Xfive has helped us do that in the most cost-effective way while also improving the overall service, usually through innovative and budget-sensitive solutions.

Because we’re not very tech-savvy and often have to deal with different APIs, Xfive is normally on our client calls to explain the technical details and how the site will function. They also review our proposals and make sure they can actually deliver what we’re telling the potential client.

What is the team dynamic?

We've had a consistent project manager and various dev leads. Typically, the team includes them and two support developers.

How did you come to work with Xfive?

We switched how we designed websites, going from Photoshop to Sketch, and our previous provider didn’t know how to work with Sketch files. Also, we wanted to streamline our workflow, and I didn’t see that happening with our old partner.

I began looking online and found Xfive, and we began working together almost immediately. We finished the trial project much sooner than we had anticipated, and it went so well that we decided to shift all of our projects to them.

How much have you invested with them?

We've spent around $100,000 over the past two years.

What is the status of this engagement?

Our partnership started in February 2015, and we still have ongoing projects.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Before Xfive, it took us between eight months to a year to finish a site. Now, we can launch a complex website within three weeks to three months. That’s a huge improvement, and it allows us to bring in a lot more clients and revenue.

How did Xfive perform from a project management standpoint?

Our project manager is phenomenal. She explains every detail of the project from the beginning and is available for calls whenever we need her; in fact, she often suggests them herself. That’s quite unlike other overseas dev partners we’ve had who were impossible to get a hold of.

Our work is highly customized, so it’s essential that we have open communication with our dev partner, and their project management style allows for that to happen. Our plan with them gives us a certain number of hours each month that can roll over, if needed, so we can have the help we need during busier times without paying extra.

They use Basecamp for day-to-day communication, but they’re also accessible via phone or even Skype. Their process is highly streamlined and organized, and they immediately fix any problems or delays that may arise. Their excellent project management is one of the reasons we’ve stuck with them for so long.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Because of Xfive’s rapid and high-quality work, we’re able to bring in more business and keep our current clients happy. They’ve helped take our small design studio to a whole new level, and our clients are so satisfied that they keep coming back and referring us.

They often do more work than what they were hired for because they want to create exceptional products. They make everything look so simple, but it’s due to their high-level of expertise and technical knowledge. As we grow and consider new lines of service, we know Xfive is a professional and competent partner we can rely on.

For example, a while back we partnered with a local dev firm that did not deliver. They were impossible to meet with, and they constantly missed deadlines. Finally, we asked Xfive to finish the project, and they were more than happy to, saving us hundreds of thousands of dollars and helping us retain the client. They’ve more than exceeded my expectations.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I would love if they had a physical team here or if we could just have in-person contact with them at least once a year.

Advice for potential customers?

Look at Xfive as a long-term partner because that’s what they’re structured to provide best. You can use them for one-time projects, but an extended engagement will help you get the most out of your relationship.

5.0
Overall Score They've been great.
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Our projects are rarely delayed.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    We've gotten exactly what we need.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    All of our projects come back in better shape.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I already have.

Web Project for University Language Department

"We received positive comments on the look of the site."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
4.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Jan. 2019 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Xfive revamped a website, consolidating information and making the platform user-friendly. The team designed and developed the new site. They continue providing maintenance support.

The Reviewer
 
10,000+ Employees
 
San Francisco, California
Cathie Jones
Manager, Department of German, UC Berkeley
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Users reacted positively to the look and feel of the updated platform. Despite a few issues in the beginning, Xfive’s skilled design and development experts worked seamlessly. Their responsiveness and dedication were highlights of the engagement. Expect a knowledgeable team that delivers promptly.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m the manager of the German department at UC Berkeley.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Xfive?

We hired Xfive to revamp our department website.

What were your goals for this project?

Our new site needed to be cut down. We needed information from the previous website to be consolidated and needed the site to be easier to use.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We searched for web designers and found projects that Xfive completed for our campus.

Describe the project in detail.

Our engagement started with us speaking with a local representative. We had several meetings to organize the new look for the website — the project stalled due to the loss of a project manager. Many of us were writing to Xfive about our vision, which made the engagement cloudy and uncoordinated. During the summer, a faculty member stepped in, and everything moved forward.

What was the team composition?

In the beginning, we had a project manager who left the group. The faculty member worked directly with a developer.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

After a rocky period, results began moving into an optimistic direction. We received positive comments on the look of the site. All updates have been straightforward. Xfive continues providing maintenance support.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

Progress went as we hoped, and we’re pleased with the results. We’re happy with the responsiveness of the developer and their quick turnaround for changes. Having a dedicated developer that took our input and needs into account was appreciated.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

It was essential to have a responsive and skilled designer dedicated to us.

Are there any areas for improvement?

We chose Xfive because of their previous engagements with the school, but we found that they had no templates for site development. This was surprising considering all of the academic sites shared standard info and topics. We thought the process would be quicker, thinking they had a basic layout. There should be on-site basic training if possible. There are some behind the scenes issues that aren’t straightforward. Their team takes care of that, but it would be nice if we had some knowledge.

4.0
Overall Score
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Once we had a dedicated developer, it went really well.
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    I think the cost was comparable to other companies and therefore reasonable.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    I can't fault the work of our developer. He is great.
  • 4.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Website Revamp and Maintenance for Licensor

"... they’re excellent at explaining things regarding our new platform in a way we can understand."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
June 2019 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Xfive helped redesign a website to boost overall functionality and design, with the primary new feature being a simple to use backend. They now support updates to the site.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Yellowknife, NT, Canada
Deputy Registrar, Maintenance Licensor
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The redesigned site is more sophisticated design-wise and, as such, has been well-received. Throughout the engagement, Xfive’s understanding of marketing technologies helps them meet or beat deadlines and respond quickly to any inquiries or technical concerns that arise.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m the deputy registrar at NAPEG. We license and regulate professional engineers, professional geoscientists, and firms practicing in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut in order to serve and protect the interests of the public.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Xfive?

Our website platform was outdated and was scheduled to be sunset by 2020. We needed to hire an external resource to redevelop our existing platform.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted the new website to have an updated and appealing look. We also needed it to be user-friendly so that NAPEG staff is able to easily add or revise content on the backend.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

Xfive acquired Webvanta, our previous web-hosting service provider. We’d received good service from Webvanta so we stayed with them for our new website needs.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

Xfive redesigned and launched our new updated website. They worked with us extensively to produce a website that looks and works as needed. Xfive continues to provide ongoing maintenance for the site.

What was the team composition?

We worked with 3–4 people from Xfive.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We’ve had substantial positive feedback from our members regarding the look and functionality of the new website.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

Project management was well-coordinated, and deadlines were always met. Xfive was great at making revisions when requested.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Xfive always responded to questions and requests very quickly. Considering our team has limited computer skills, they’re excellent at explaining things regarding our new platform in a way we can understand. 

Are there any areas for improvement?

No, I can't think of 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