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Zco Corporation is a trusted custom software development vendor that has built its reputation for excellence over nearly three decades. We've created robust software solutions for entrepreneurs, startups, and Fortune 500 companies alike. We offer our clients access to one of the largest teams of engineers, artists, designers, and project managers in the industry. 

Technical Capabilities:

  • Mobile Apps
  • Mobile Games
  • Web-based Apps
  • Enterprise Solutions
  • Custom Hardware Integration
  • Big Data
  • Virtual Reality
  • Augmented Reality
  • UI/UX Design
  • 3D Animation

Technical Proficiencies:

iOS • Android • Windows • Unity • PHP • .NET Core • Go • React Native • NodeJS • Kotlin • MongoDB • jQuery • AJAX • SQL • AWS • Swift • Objective-C • Java • C# • HTML5 • JavaScript • C++ • Xamarin • Appcelerator • Titanium

 
$10,000+
 
$25 - $49 / hr
 
250 - 999
 Founded
1989
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Nashua, NH
headquarters
  • 58 Technology Way, Suite 2w10
    Nashua, NH 03060
    United States
other locations
  • 745 Atlantic Ave
    Boston, MA 02111
    United States

Portfolio

Key clients: 
Verizon • Microsoft • John Hancock • Liberty Mutual • Coolmax Socks • BBC America • Chatsworth Products • Align Communications • Flint Group • City of Lowell, Massachusetts • Management Sciences for Health • APR Energy • The Morning Star Company • Utz Quality Foods • American Hotel & Lodging

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App Development for Meditation Art Company

"[Zco] were able to get inside our heads ... so that we weren’t having to explain what we wanted all the time."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
Project summary: 

Zco developed an integrated artwork sharing application for the client, available in several languages. Work has begun on an upgrade to iPad and the addition of more languages.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Boston, MA
Rick Roberts
Founder, Zentangle
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Zco’s responsiveness and understanding has led to a strong collaborative relationship with the client. The client feels that their sophisticated vision for the platform has been fully and professionally realized.

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

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization.

The name of the company is Zentangle, and we teach a meditational art form. We’ve been doing this for about 12 or 13 years.

What is your position?

I’m the President.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What business challenge were you trying to address with Zco Corporation?

To support our community, we developed an integrated application to allow people to post their artwork, that is created according to the Zentangle method, with people in the Zentangle community, and then to arrange the images in groups as well as comment on the images. The name of the app is Zentangle Mosaic, and the reason that we call it mosaic is that the individual artforms are made up of small pieces we call tiles. Users will post the tiles, and each one is like a little mini blog. People can comment on them, and we have a large community around the world, probably hundreds of thousands if not millions. We have about 2,500 teachers in 33 countries that have come to the U.S. to learn how to teach it.

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their involvement in greater detail.

We released the app in several languages, and then today we’re upgrading to iPad and adding some more languages so that it’s now available in English, Dutch, German, French, Spanish, Japanese, and complex Chinese. There is a free version, which you can look around at low resolution, and there is a subscription version at a monthly rate and a yearly rate that allows you full access for commenting, posting, and seeing everything in high res.

How did you come to work with Zco Corporation?

I went online and looked for best app makers, and they came up with really great reviews and really good comments about them. An additional fact that was intriguing to us was how close they were geographically. We’re in Central Massachusetts, they’re in Southern New Hampshire, and we were able to go up there to see the team physically and sit with them at the table. They’ve been down to our offices here, and we were able to develop a good personal relationship based on some initial contact. I think they had won a few awards in our space. We contacted them, continued to follow up, and decided we wanted to work with them.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any statistics or metrics from this engagement?

Zco provided what we asked them for, and that grew out of lengthy meetings with them. Our team would go up oftentimes, four or five of us, and we’d sit in the conference room for hours, or they would come down and see us. Many whiteboards and many user interface documents later, we hit upon the basic format. The user interface was over 100 pages. It’s a fairly sophisticated app right out of the gate.

We had a very clear vision of what we wanted going in, and we knew our product and our customers, but what I think is really key in this case is that this wasn’t something that they could just pull off a shelf and say yep, we can do that, here it is.” They had to get into a headspace to really understand our somewhat unique community and business model. They were able to get inside our heads and come to a place that we could work really closely with them so that we weren’t having to explain what we wanted all the time. Then, they were able to take that even further and bring a lot of their experience and insights to give us suggestions based on our ideas. That definitely added a lot of value to the app.

What distinguishes Zco Corporation from other providers?

That’s hard to say because they’re the only app development team that we’ve worked with. However, we really appreciate that whenever we email Zco, we get an answer immediately back from somebody, and every issue that we’ve raised has either been corrected quickly or worked on into the next version, or we’ll have a discussion and then decide not to do it. They’re very good about being very clear on what the hours will be for a particular project and then coming in on those hours so we’re able to plan our expenses and decide whether we do a specific upgrade now or wait. All of those things have been really valuable to us.

Is there anything Zco Corporation could have improved or done differently?

I don’t know what I don’t know, so it’s hard to say as comparatively. This is our first app. However, I can say that there’s nothing that has come up where we wished that they could do something different or better.

Everything is beautifully recorded. Any time there’s a question, it’s immediately resolved, whether that’s development or the rare billing question. I think that’s a good thing. In any project of this magnitude, there are going to be things that I forgot to say or they forgot to say, and that’s usually when you realize what type of relationship you have with somebody as how you work out unexpected events. I have no complaints and all compliments.

5.0
Overall Score The caveat that seems to occur in everybody’s business in this space is that employees move around, and I haven’t had any company that we’ve dealt with that hasn’t had somebody come on board or somebody leave.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Anybody that’s building an app always would like it to be done quicker, but there’s the limitations of the physical world. The most important thing is when they said “it’s going to take us this long”, it would be either done by that time or sooner.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    The costs never changed. I know they are not the cheapest, but I also think you get what you pay for.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Mobile App Development for Food Wholesaler

"We definitely feel that the engagement with Zco has been successful."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
3.5
Willing to refer: 
4.5
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
Project summary: 

Zco developed a wholesaler's enterprise mobile application for iOS and Android. Later, they developed web-based pricing software connecting the apps to a website.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
San Francisco Bay Area
Regional Sales Manager, Food Wholesaler
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Customer feedback to the apps was consistently positive, describing them as convenient and easy to use. Although the project suffered from undisclosed maintenance costs, Zco's great customer service and design capabilities combined to create a valuable, collaborative partnership.

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

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization.

We are a produce wholesale distributor in the San Francisco Bay Area. We distribute fresh produce to grocery stores in California.

What is your position?

I am a Regional Sales Manager.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What business challenge were you trying to address with Zco?

We wanted to create a marketing tool in order to reach customers and educate them on new products. In the produce industry, things change daily and weekly. Products go in and out of season, so we try to keep people informed through video and pictures. Users are able to access that information through the mobile app, which is available on both iOS and Android. We also provide pricing for products which are accessible through a username and password.

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their involvement in greater detail.

We're using Zco to develop a web-based pricing software which interlinks with our website, pulling product information and delivering it to the mobile app.

How did you come to work with Zco?

I used a ranking site which featured Zco in one of the top positions based on customer satisfaction. I reached out to the companies within the first 4 positions, ultimately deciding to use Zco.

Could you provide a sense of the size of this initiative in financial terms?

Over the last 2 years, we've spent approximately $100,000 on the development process.

What is the status of this engagement?

Our app is functional at the moment, but we're continuing to build its next toolset using Zco.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any statistics or metrics from this engagement?

We definitely feel that the engagement with Zco has been successful. We have a collaborative process, so Zco won't always be able to do exactly what we want due to software constraints. In the end though, Zco has delivered awesome work. Every user that has given us feedback has said that the app is easy to use and intuitive. It is one of the better apps which our clients have used.

How did Zco perform from a project management standpoint?

In terms of customer service, Zco has always addressed every issue which we've had and they strived to deliver exactly what we were looking for.

What distinguishes Zco from other providers?

I've worked with a few developers. Zco is strong in terms of design capabilities. They have an ability to choose relevant designs, which makes them stand out.

Is there anything Zco could have improved or done differently?

The only issue which we didn't know in the beginning was that, when an app is created, there is a maintenance need that goes along with it. iOS and Android are constantly updating, so some of our features came to not work properly as a result. We came to find out that maintenance was an added service with Zco. We've come past this, but I wish that it would have been communicated better in the beginning.

4.5
Overall Score
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 3.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    I am never fully satisfied with anything.
  • 4.5 NPS
    Willing to refer

Mobile Application for State Government Agency

"Zco was able to work with us on a strict, limited budget."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
4.5
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
Project summary: 

Zco designed, developed, and helped launch a mobile application. The app focused on disseminating information and facilitating registration for professional development opportunities.

The Reviewer
 
201-500 Employees
 
Concord, New Hampshire
Communications Coordinator, State Government Agency
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The diverse userbase responded very positively to the app, and estimates indicated that 100 community members benefited from the services promoted. More education and background on app development would have been helpful, but Zco assisted internal staff throughout the process. 

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

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization.

I work for a state government agency focused on education. We are a smaller but very diverse state.

What is your position?

I am the Communications Coordinator in the company. I am responsible for all web-based communications, as well as more traditional ones, both internal and external.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What business challenge were you trying to address with Zco?

We were looking to find a way of more consistently and easily engaging with professionals in the education and family-serving fields. We identified using smartphone technology as the best way of doing that.

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their involvement in greater detail.

We worked with Zco in order to create a mobile application which lists all professional development opportunities in the field of student and youth wellness. It offers interested people a simplified way of registering for those training programs, as well as giving access to pertinent information.

Zco has designed, developed, and helped launch our app. They worked closely with me in order to ensure that I understood how to use it, walking me through any necessary training. The app is driven by a web-based admin panel, which has been set up in such a way as to make it easy for me to train other users.

How did you come to work with Zco?

I searched Google for mobile app developers. Zco came up within the top results and I was happy to see that they were a local company. Their offices are 45 minutes away from ours, enabling us to connect face-to-face, which has been great.

Could you provide a sense of the size of this initiative in financial terms?

The total development cost for the app was between $10,000 and $50,000. The maintenance cost will likely be less than $5,000 in the first phase. We appreciated the fact that Zco was able to work with us on a strict, limited budget. They took into account the requirements imposed by our grant, our founder, as well as the state and federal requirements for this sort of project.

What is the status of this engagement?

The app has been launched in mid-to-late-January of 2016. We underwent a rolling promotion for it. We've received great response to it from users in our state. Even though it's not a big state, it's very diverse in terms of actual geography and community structure. We've had good response for our app in both the urban and rural areas. People have appreciated the fact that they can connect with resources in an easy, streamlined way.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any statistics or metrics from this engagement?

So far, we've been able to promote a few dozen professional development opportunities for people out in the field. We've also been able to share and disseminate information about the importance of student wellness in general, namely how to identify and support youth who are experiencing mental health challenges. We have also been able to collect information about how professional development opportunities are received and used in communities, through the app.

We can say that we've supported upwards of 100 youths, specifically as a result of the trainings which were promoted and registered through the app.

How did Zco perform from a project management standpoint?

If Zco offered a basic, overview training for clients without a background in this sort of work, it would be great. That being said, Zco did walk me through the process as we went along, so I couldn't really complain.

What distinguishes Zco from other providers?

The one thing which we appreciated about Zco was the enthusiasm shown by our account representative for the project. He showed passion and acknowledgement for the need of such a product. Zco appeared just as invested as us, for the same reasons.

Is there anything Zco could have improved or done differently?

Zco could offer more pre-project education to people like me, who aren't involved in the technology field. I'd never developed a mobile app before, so I didn't have an idea of what the process would be from start to finish, in a general sense. Out of the gate, I didn't know what I didn't know.

4.5
Overall Score I never give full ratings. Zco was very helpful and courteous. We ended the project with a product that made us happy and proud.
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Within any project for the government, the client will be a big part of scheduling problems. Many things can get bogged-down because of bureaucracy, but Zco was very responsive in terms of hurrying up to wait for us.
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Estimates were spot-on and the value was there, relative to our broad reach and our interests in this professional development opportunity.
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Zco remained responsive and flexible in order to meet the needs which we had for the app.
  • 4.5 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I am definitely willing to refer Zco and I have directed colleagues to them, for projects along the same lines.

App Development for Microsoft JPS Team

"The results of the solution that Zco produced are overwhelmingly positive."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
Project summary: 

Zco developed a multiplatform mobile app designed to connect local law enforcement with citizen-generated tips and crime reporting. They provided coding and recommended features and assisted with the deployment of the app.

The Reviewer
 
10,000+ Employees
 
Atlanta Metro Area
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The app Zco created has experienced enormous success and has garnered national attention. The platform was well designed and has the potential to provide expanded capabilities beyond its original intent.

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

BACKGROUND

Microsoft's Justice and Public Safety team works with state and local government business in the United States to deliver cloud-based technology solutions that enable results, cost savings, and enhanced services for citizens and constituents. Supporting thousands of law enforcement and public safety agencies, the JPS team has partnered with world-class ISVs [independent software vendors], to develop applications that help police fight crime, and improve the way that the community collaborates with first responders and law enforcement.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

With more than 2.6 million residents, the city of Miami was looking for new ways to improve public safety and help fight crime. During the last few years, The Miami-Dade Police Department invested in city-side surveillance systems and a new real-time crime center to help them gather intelligence and respond proactively to public safety concerns. One challenge faced, however, was how to tap into the vast amount of data being generated by Miami's private citizens: videos, photos, and social media posts, created using smartphones, had the potential to provide information that could aid in the MDPD efforts.

Miami-Dade County approached Microsoft with a request to develop a new smartphone application, Community on Patrol, that could help residents work alongside police to provide tips, photos, video, and location information for crimes and suspicious activity occurring in their neighborhoods. Additionally, they wanted to provide a platform that would allow the city to send push alerts to citizens regarding public safety concerns and allow them to access information like sexual predator tracking, crime watch, Crime Stoppers, and other city resources.

SOLUTION

Microsoft partnered with Zco Corporation, who led the development of the Miami-Dade Community on Patrol Application. Zco was chosen because of their deep experience in developing world-class solutions for public safety agencies, their customer testimonials, and the diversity of their JPS solution. Leveraging their existing PublicEye platform and the Microsoft Azure Government cloud, Zco was able to provide a flexible, scalable, and cost-effective solution for Miami-Dade County.

Within a few short months, Zco successfully developed a multiplatform smartphone application for the citizens of Miami-Dade, which allowed them to send tips, report crimes, and share video and photos with the police. Additionally, they developed a police portal that allowed employees of the Miami-Dade Real Time Crime Center to capture and triage the data, sharing data and communications directly from citizens with the police department and first responders. Zco coded the application, led best practices recommendations for features – based on their extensive experience in this market – and supported technical teams at both the city of Miami, and Microsoft in deploying the solution.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

The results of the solution that Zco produced are overwhelmingly positive. Miami-Dade has engaged in several rounds of usability and focus group testing with extremely positive outcomes and just recently launched their beta program. The application was announced by Mayor [Carlos] Gimenez and received press coverage on MSNBC. Other cities across the U.S. have begun to express interest in exploring similar solutions for the police departments.

Microsoft is excited about the solution Zco has developed and its potential to improve public safety across cities worldwide. New sensors and the Internet of Things are quickly becoming mainstream tools in helping agencies respond to threats of terrorism and fight crime. The Zco platform has capabilities that extend well beyond the scope of what was developed for Miami-Dade, with the potential to tie into sensors of all kinds and provide tools for citizens to work alongside police and be more aware of things going on around them.

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 iPad Development for Sales Tool

"Zco Corporation has been an excellent partner during this project."

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

Zco developed an iOS application to increase the portability of the client's traveling sales team.

The Reviewer
 
1,000 - 5,000 Employees
 
Colombus, Ohio
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Zco has exceeded expectations in their speed and flexibility of production, and is praised for their professionalism and attention to detail. The client highly recommends them.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Our company is one of the world's largest suppliers of foundry chemicals, with a comprehensive product and service portfolio of binders, coatings, feeders, filters, and release agents, as well as metallurgical products including inoculants, Mg (magnesium) treatment, and inoculation wires and master alloys for iron casting.

We are represented in 25 countries with 30 sites, 20 of which operate their own production, and employ approximately 1,400 people worldwide. With research and development in Europe, America, and Asia, we see ourselves as the driving force behind industry-specific innovations and are committed to offering customers a consistently high level of quality. Flexibility, quickness, quality, and sustainability as well as cost-effective products and services are of key importance.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

Our business needed a solution to enhance the efficiency of our commercial sales team in regards to form generation and completion, literature access, data gathering and market segmentation. The challenge was finding a solution that actually made their lives easier.

SOLUTION

The solution was to create an iOS application for iPad. The device provided the portability we needed for a commercial team constantly traveling. Furthermore, we could achieve all of our requirements in one app. Thus, it was the right solution needed to make the perfect sales tool for our organization. 

Once the platform was decided, we sought a developer and partner. We were then referred to Zco Corporation by a local company we work with.    

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Zco Corporation has been an excellent partner during this project. They are extremely professional and detailed-oriented. Their greatest ability is in the speed and flexibility at which they produce applications. On several occasions, they've accomplished projects ahead of schedule. In addition, when tight deadlines are given they've always been able to produce a solution. I'm extremely happy with my experience with Zco Corporation, and would recommend them on any application development. 

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

Mobile App for Health Non-Profit

"Their customer service and support has been phenomenal."

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

Zco developed an app for a health based non-profit organization. They provided design, logistics, support, and strategic consulting.

The Reviewer
 
1001-10,000 Employees
 
Columbus, Ohio
Project Associate, Health Non-profit
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Zco was able to deliver the app for launch within under two months, in order to meet a major deadline. They immediately began work on an improved second version. The team was very accommodating of the tight schedule throughout, and their customer support and service made the process enjoyable.

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

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company.

My organization is an international nonprofit that does health work.

What is your role and responsibilities, please?

I am a project associate.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What was your goal for working with Zco Corporation?

Our goal was to create an app that would help us push information on health governance up to our clients in the field. We wanted to help link them to what we were doing, what’s available, and to each other.

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their work.

They developed the app and were helpful with the design, the logistics, and support. We had never made an app before, so a lot of it was on them to help guide us through the process.

What was your process for selecting Zco Corporation with which to work?

My project director selected them. He is based in Minnesota, and I believe he spoke with them at an event. I know that he had wanted to do an app for a while. When he looked into them, they looked fairly inexpensive for all the services that they provide. That was the reason we went with them.

When was the project completed?

We just finished the second version in late July of 2014.

Can you provide a ballpark dollar figure for the size of the work that they’ve done for you?

The general cost range was $25,000 for the project.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

How has Zco Corporation performed?

We are very satisfied with the results. They worked very well under a very tight deadline. We had two months to create the first version of the app, designing everything from scratch. We unveiled it at the largest gathering of health personnel in the world. They made it for our deadline and worked day and night. They’ve been fantastic.

Right after that, we decided to start work on the second version. They finished that right away. The only issue we had was with ourselves, not with them. We didn’t have a server that would correctly fit the backend portion of our app.

They’ve been terrific. They always made themselves available anytime I needed to talk to them. If I had a meeting, and my team happened to all be available at a certain time on a specific day, I could call them, and they would make time for us. They’ve been great.

Do you have any statistics or metrics to track improvement from the project?

I don’t have specific metrics.

Is there anything unique about them that really makes them stand out, compared to other companies?

Their customer service and support has been phenomenal. It has been absolutely great.

Looking back on the work so far, is there any area that you think they could improve upon or that you might do differently?

I think that my organization could have planned out what we were trying to accomplish more. That is from our side, not Zco's side. We were trying to accomplish something that was very specific and required a background technical knowledge that no app company is going to have.

We probably should have better planned how we wanted things carried out. For all the back and forth that we did, all the changing our minds up until the last minute, Zco was able to incorporate all of that perfectly.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    We upgraded our own app. I think it would be the same if we didn’t decide to change things on our own.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They’ve been fabulous.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I would highly recommend them.

My Resource Search Mobile Application

"Zco was the type of contractor or vendor that we all wish to have."

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

Zco designed the UI and UX for a mobile app linked to the client's existing site. They were involved with every step, from initial concept to deployment.

The Reviewer
 
51 - 200 Employees
 
Norfolk, Virginia
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Zco completed the first version in six weeks, providing further upgrades and updates over the following year. The client cited numerous areas in which the company excelled, such as skill, experience, timeliness, and communication.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Patient Advocate Foundation is a national 501c3 charity nonprofit that serves the patient community by offering needed case management services when healthcare and insurance barriers are preventing a patient from accessing the healthcare they need. PAF's services are free to the patient or caregiver.

I am a core member of the public relations and communications team at PAF, responsible for all external communications. In addition, we manage many special projects that impact the general public community, including educational projects. 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

We had a community resource in place that lived solely on the PAF website, and we were looking to bring it to a more mobile audience in a way that would allow members of the public access to the information while outside of the home, including at the doctor's office, or in a medical facility during treatment. We also wanted to build a platform that was friendly to the needs of medical doctors, nurses, and social workers who were interacting with large populations of patients, allowing them access to the information that could benefit the patient without security concerns. 

We wanted improved customer satisfaction, reliability, and ease of use for new and current users of our resource search tool. Zco was instrumental in designing the core user interface and engagement in a manner that met the needs of our audience.

SOLUTION

Zco presented various backend software structures that could be used to facilitate our project goals, educating us on various advantages and disadvantages of each, along with a comparative price structure. We selected the core software to write the app based on a combination of price, functionality, designability, and ease to update and upgrade in the future.

The interaction with the Zco team spanned from initial concept to deployment, and included design, development, database integration, training, support and coordination with app stores to facilitate the deployment. The first version of the app was completed under a very tight deadline of six weeks, completed in February 2013. Additional upgrades and updates completed February of 2014.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

The app has performed strongly following its public launch and has met the technological expectations of the Patient Advocate Foundation.

Zco was absolutely a pleasure to work with as they were highly organized and kept our team continually aware of the project timeline and project deliverables that were upcoming. They were able to anticipate problems and present solutions in a timely manner, and many times even before they were identified by our staff. In addition, Zco guided and educated us as layman towards smart decisions and solutions key to the overall success of the app, in a manner that was respectful, polite and without a cavalier or disparaging tone. This went a long way in making us feel like we were truly a valued partner in the project rather than simply a paying contractor, and is a key component in why we would highly recommend Zco to others. 

Zco was the type of contractor or vendor that we all wish to have. They were timely, communicative, skilled, and experienced, and project driven; all skills which are, unfortunately, less commonly seen by many vendors in today's business realm. We were pleasantly surprised at how easy the relationship and project became once Zco was on board, we plan to use them again for all our mobile app future needs. 

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

CPI Mobile Application Development

"I would strongly recommend Zco Corporation for any app you are considering developing."

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

Zco developed a mobile app that included a suite of design tools to help IT and telecommunications professionals. They are currently involved in a second phase of the project.

The Reviewer
 
201-500 Employees
 
Greenville, North Carolina
Manager, Chatsworth Products
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The client appreciated the consistent communication and account management from contract procurement through project completion. They also commended Zco's project management and responsiveness.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Chatsworth Products [CPI] is a global manufacturer providing voice, data and security products and service solutions that optimize, store and secure technology equipment. Central to the success of CPI has been the establishment of employee empowerment under a philosophy of quality through teamwork, caring, and commitment that guides our business to deliver products and services of the highest quality.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

The CPI Mobile App Suite is a suite of design tools developed by CPI to help IT [information technology] and telecommunications professionals determine cable fill, select server cabinets, identify the best power distribution unit,  and create bills of material for cable pathway while on the go. It includes Cable Fill Calculator, Cabinet Selector, eConnect PDU Selector, and Bill of Material

SOLUTION

My initial contact was with Courtney LeClaire, who was our account executive. Courtney was very helpful with both the contract development and seeking out a unique solution to meet our needs. She was always available, always very pleasant, and very knowledgeable about the process. Since this was our first time developing these types of tools, she was able to guide us to the best course of action quickly.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

During our initial meetings with the project manager, Shine Kumar, Courtney was in attendance just to be sure that there was a clear handoff and that we had everything we needed to proceed. She also continued to keep in contact during the process to ensure that everything was going smoothly.

Shine was an outstanding project manager. He was able to translate my desires and concepts into the apps that we were looking for. He was patient and asked all the right questions to help guide him and his team. He was not at all against getting on the phone with me to answer questions or resolve issues quickly. He documented all of the feedback, ensured that I got answers to my questions or concerns, and was able to guide the project to a great result.  

During the final phase of the project, we had to work together to resolve an internal company issue. We worked until 3 a.m. via email, and we met the deadline that we were shooting for.

I would strongly recommend Zco Corporation for any app you are considering developing. We are so satisfied with Zco that we have started a second phase of work with them that is currently ongoing.

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

COOLMAX Socks

“If you are looking for an app to be developed, look no further [than Zco].”

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

Zco developed a multi-platform mobile app on a short timeline. They were responsible for all facets of the project, from design to development.

The Reviewer
 
11 - 50 Employees
 
New York Metro Area
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Zco produced the app in approximately one month, which was ahead of schedule. They were friendly, patient, and knowledgable.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

The Bromley Group is a PR and marketing firm specializing in media relations and special events.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

Our client had a product that required a fun and interesting way to educate users about their product. The app needed to be used at events and nationally. It needed to be user friendly and easy to update.

SOLUTION

Zco developed an app for iPad, iPhone, and Android. Someone from Zco had contacted me about their services. Zco managed all aspects of the app from design to development, based on our outline. The project timeline was about one month.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Zco is amazing. If you are looking for an app to be developed, look no further. The customer service is incredible, friendly, patient, and capable. The developers are highly knowledgeable and easy to work with. I had shopped around and all the other firms said that I didn't have enough time. Zco was done early.

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

Development for Furniture Donation App

"They never gave me the indication that they would commit any less than their best effort."

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

Working from existing designs, Zco developed a mobile app on iOS and Android, along with website capabilities.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Virginia
CEO, Furniture Donation App
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The team's project management and engineering were exceptional. Zco included current employees in every aspect of the process, taking the time to share screenshots of the app before it was built. They were responsive to requests for changes, and continue to provide top-notch support.

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

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company.

My company is Gratispicks. We are an app company that deals with things that people no longer have a need or use for, things that people would give away for free. For example, you have something in your house that you don’t want anymore, such as an old television. You can take a picture of it, post it to your friends' group, your family's group, as well as privately or publicly. If you post it publicly, everyone with the phone app will see that television.

As you post it, you have the option to post it for one day, two days, three days, or a week. Once you post it, the clock starts to tick with a countdown. Once the time expires, the system automatically and randomly chooses a winner. You and that winner will get a push notification stating the name of the person who won the item. The winner has five days to get in contact with you via the information that you left. The winner can contact you by email or cell phone. The app is all about generosity and helping people.

Another scenario might be if someone's grandmother passed away and left them in charge of her assets and belongings. If the person wanted to distribute these things to the family members and didn’t want anyone to become upset, they would post these belongings on the app and categorize them just to family. The family members would see all the items that are posted, such as furniture or whatever. The family members would choose the items. When the time expires, the system chooses who receives the items. This way, no one can become upset about favoritism. The app is designed to give things away for free.

What is your role and responsibilities?

I am the CEO of the company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What was your goal for working with Zco Corporation?

Zco built the app for us. I designed the app, and they implemented the construction of the app.

What is your business goal for the app?

My strategy for the app is for people to engage in it. It's a marketing dream for companies that would like to brand their new products. Once the app goes viral, and you have the number of users, it is extremely easy for companies to brand a new item. For example, if Olive Garden signs up, we can verify that an organization is who they say they are. We use the same verification process as Facebook and Twitter. If Olive Garden has a new menu and wants to give out four $25 gift cards, they can reach an audience of millions of people. You can’t beat that advertising reach for just $100.

My dream is to market to many different companies as well as celebrities. If celebrities get on the app, they can use to accomplish different goals. For example, Justin Bieber is having some PR problems. If he posts a few free concert tickets, it can only help his reputation. We think that once celebrities, plus large manufacturers and retailers, get on board, we believe it could be a great site.

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their work.

The app is on three platforms: iPhone, Android, and Web.

What was your process for selecting Zco Corporation?

I did my research online and came across their website, which looked good. One of the main reasons I used them was their strong team of sales people and engineers. My project manager was one of the people that I spoke with, and he was very professional. I got a lot of confidence in his abilities after speaking with him. He is an ethical, upfront person and seemed to be a good, honest person, which benefits my company and his company.

He was more like a mediator, not just wanting to make a sale. He said he wanted to do what was best for us as well, and he knew the benefit would be that his company would get my business. He is a phenomenal person from start to finish of the project.

Can you provide a ballpark dollar figure for the size of the work that they’ve done for you?

The cost was about $80,000.

When was the latest milestone completed for that work?

The work was completed in stages, and we kept adding different things to the app. The first completion was March of 2013. Then we had a change order that added some great features. They finished everything in August of 2013.

How did Zco Corporation perform?

I give them five stars. David, my mediator, was the key factor, as was T.J., the engineer. If I ever do anything else with them, it has to involve T.J. David was more of the project manager with my app, but T.J. was the engineer who took the concept and turned it into production. He is exceptional.

He listened to me and knew exactly what was needed from a business or customer standpoint. We knew enough to get ourselves in trouble. He took my concept and enhanced it. He listened and knew what we were talking about. He did a wonderful job. We spent countless hours through email, on the phone, late nights working on the app. He was phenomenal.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Do you have any statistics or metrics to track improvement from the project?

No, it is too early to give stats, but I think it will be successful.

Is there anything unique about them that really makes them stand out, compared to other companies?

Zco made you a part of the team. They always made you feel important. They treated your project as a newborn baby. They embraced our ideals, and they even enhanced some of the concepts and ideas that I had. Overall, you felt like everybody was on the same team. They never gave me the indication that they would commit any less than their best effort to the entire project.

Building an app can be very stressful and arduous. They never made the situation feel stressful. They listened to us, took all our information, and they took the [user interface documents] of how each screen looked. Some companies won’t give you that kind of information. Before they started engineering, they showed the screen shots of how it would look. They gave us the information on how each component would work. They were phenomenal in that process.

I own some other companies and have had websites built before. I’ve been through that process, and a lot of companies won’t give you that kind of documentation. It takes time to get the screen shots, and their graphic designer has to get involved to help build the screen shots. They also showed us how each screen worked and how they all related together. I really felt like I was getting my money's worth from them. If I saw something I wanted to change, I just marked it, and they took care of it right away. A lot of companies don’t do that.

Looking back on the work so far, is there any area that you think they could improve upon or that you might do differently?

No. They have a good payment process. You can go into your account and see what you’re paying. We had a few issues where part of a process didn’t work correctly. Once you let them know what wasn’t working, they took care of it immediately. I have nothing negative to say about them. It is a top professional organization. They go above and beyond. My app has been built since 2013. If I have issues with the server that is hosting my app, I can call them, and they’ll tell me what to do. They won’t try to charge me any extra. Their support is second to none. You can’t call some companies and ask for information without getting a bill.

It's been about five months since my app was finalized, and I can call them and ask them about an issue. It could be something they don’t have to take care of, but they'll do it. Zco is a phenomenal company.

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
    The quality that I experienced comes from the head of the organization.
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Verification Level
Gold
VERIFIED
Business Entity
Status
Active
Jurisdiction of Formation
New Hampshire
ID
143875
Date of Formation
Jul 14, 1989
Source
New Hampshire Department of State
Last Updated
Dec 26, 2018
Payment & Legal Filings
Bankruptcy
No
Tax Lien Filings
0
Judgement Filings
0
Collections Count
0
Last Updated
Dec 26, 2018
Client Reviews
VERIFIED CLIENT REVIEWS
35
OVERALL REVIEW RATING
4.7
Source
Clutch
LAST UPDATED
June 17, 2019