Asap Developers

Software engineers you can trust

5.00/5 (12 Reviews)
asap developers is a San Francisco App Development company. We specialize in web and mobile app development for iOS and Android. With our team of engineers and designers we’ve developed awesome MVPs for many startups and San Francisco Bay Area companies. ...
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$50 - $99/hr
10 - 49
2008
Uruguay, United States
Asap Developers
Software engineers you can trust
5.00/5 (12 Reviews)
Client Reviews
Excellent Human Skills
Reviewed 1 month ago by Julio Antelo Reimers
Role: Owner and General Manager at Conectorium
I am a writer and run Conectorium, a PWA that is basically a digital publisher of curated authors focused on local content with the ultimate goal to grow globally. I hired asap to develop the app and they now also provide support for it.

I wanted to create a medium to impart a philosophy that makes sense in today’s world; I wanted more philosophy and less clickbait. I believe the world needs people to stop and think why they are doing what they’re doing; to break away from the current confrontation narrative, to find things in common, and to work on ethics, empathy and common sense. If we don’t, we won’t be able to tackle the social, environmental and economic issues that we didn’t realize had been piling up.

For this project, I decided to look outside my home country of Bolivia, and I knew Uruguay and Brazil had some of the best tech talent in the region; as Uruguay has a more similar culture, I decided to look for developers there.
I found asap through reviews from some sources. I contacted several companies, but not all replied. From the ones who did, I liked asap’s proposal the best. I felt they were very clear, honest and transparent.

I'm an unusual client, and my project changed several times during the discovery phase. As a writer, I initially wanted an app where I could publish either a book or a magazine. That idea eventually evolved into an app where others would also write content.
Upon meeting Pablo G. and Pablo D., they helped me realize that making such an investment would only make sense if I was sure there was an interested audience.
With their help, I settled on an app to highlight local authors, where they could publish weekly articles or book chapters. At the same time, I wanted those pieces to be connected as a way to create a global conscience.
The resulting app that asap developed is a space for local writers to publish their content, all of which is connected, regardless of where they are. asap developed a simple subscription-based app with a home page that displays a new and different set of articles and/or book chapters every 24 hours. Users can discover additional content by following the links on each article or chapter.

As for the team, I had great synergy with Pablo Giampedraglia; he was able to help me find the solution I needed. Pablo Dacoll was also great to work with.
Once we discussed the project, we started talking with a creative team (Fabricio and Valentina, who worked in the UI/UX design throughout the project). We worked on a discovery phase and then the project changed. Then, once we started the development, the technical team (Gonzalo B., Patricia, Igor, Gonzalo L. and Libny – Patrica and Gonzalo going out of the way to find solutions) worked efficiently. They were very receptive and open to what I asked for and solved any issues that came up.
The project was fixed-price and they were very flexible at times when the situation in my country and my search for funding got complicated.
Project management was really good. The project ended up taking longer than planned because I added things along the way and some things were not as easy to develop as asap expected. Even then, the team did a great job of adjusting to the changes. It may not have been the most efficient path, but it was definitely effective. I’m really happy with the results we are getting.

It has also taught me to work with people and to trust others. It has also helped me see the value of committing to something all the way and trusting that you are doing something worthwhile, even when the path is not clear and you’re not sure what you’re doing.
When doing business, I usually go straight into action without much planning in advance other than financials and a basic overview. This project has taught me that I can’t do everything as I go, but that more planning and focus are necessary.

What do you like most about the company?

The human quality of the people in the team. There were very understanding, tactful and reassuring which is essential in a project like this one. I was particularly impressed with the team’s human touch and how flexible and understanding they were regarding my particular situation. Their empathy with their clients. Few great things can be accomplished without empathy and the ability to put yourself in the other person's shoes and be able to see things from their perspective. If you have that and common sense, everything will follow.

What they should improve on?

I can’t speak for the technical aspect as I’m not an expert, but they did find their way around when they stumbled upon any complications. I think they are aware of any issues they have and work hard to solve them.

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Services:
App Designing (UI/UX)
Project Budget:
$10001 to $50000
Project Duration:
36 Weeks
Project Status:
Completed
Python/Django Application Project
Reviewed 3 months ago by John Marcato
Role: Principal at TWE Solutions
We’ve recently started working on a software tool—called Bacon—that complements our business, which is being developed by asap.
Bacon is a management platform for servers and workstations for enterprises that coordinates several open technologies. It allows for a more modern and easy-to-use management experience to do things like patching, installing and uninstalling software, remote scripting, monitoring, and general system control.
Our first goal for this project was to completely refactor a piece of code we had written in-house, as well as to have the front-end changed to ReactJS, which has been accomplished. Our next goal is to keep adding features and providing support for the product.

We went online and looked at reviews for companies specializing in Python and Django since our tool had been started using those. We did a worldwide search using numerous sources and finally narrowed it down to two that we liked. We actually started with a different firm but weren’t so happy with the experience so we brought asap in to take over and things have improved considerably since then.

asap provided us with full-stack development, i.e. both back-end and front-end development. However, before they could get started, they had to assess the existing code. They then had to work on the full refactor and the ReactJS front-end, which had to be completely rewritten. That was the scope of the first part of the project but, as I mentioned, it is now an ongoing relationship.

Regarding the team, Pablo Dacoll is our PM. He’s a great communicator who gives us good support and is skillful at translating our thoughts and ideas to the developers. Then, there’s Fabricio who is great at the more complex areas and at guiding the other software engineers. He mainly works on the back-end but is a full-stack developer so he can do front-end as well if needed. Finally, there are about six other team members working on either front (ReactJS) or back-end (Django and Python).
Pablo coordinates with four people on the TWE team: myself, our graphic designer and UX expert, our operations manager and one of our chief engineers. We communicate over Slack, email and web conferences. Our tracking methodology is pretty standard, with Jira for ticketing and a Kanban board for managing the project. I add tasks directly to the board and assign them. When dealing with larger requirements, asap gives me estimates regarding time expectations to get an idea of the cost and I approve them accordingly so they can be implemented. Pablo also provides weekly breakdowns on the number of hours, which, together with a monthly report, makes billing and productivity easy to follow.

We’re very happy with asap and the relationship we’ve built with them so far. They are very transparent and have an extremely talented team. We’ve developed a more professional product that has allowed us to start bringing the early-adopter phase to the market. We are now actively marketing the product, which was a major long-term goal for us.
Our next major goal is to reach a certain level of maturity, going from the early-adopter phase—where bugs and not-fully developed features are to be expected—to having the features the customer needs in place and working properly 80% of the time. Hopefully, we’ll be finished at least with our planned, core features by the end of February. We then hope to achieve product maturity by mid-year—July or so.

What do you like most about the company?

I like the transparency from Pablo and the team, as well as the access to top engineers. asap is very easy to collaborate and communicate with as everyone has good bedside manners. I also appreciate the way billing is handled. Sometimes PMs, and even competitors in our own business, gauge their customers by overbilling. That is not the case with asap; Pablo bills us very fairly and it actually doesn’t add up to that much. He adds a lot of value for the money we pay.

What they should improve on?

That’s a tough question; I’d say anybody can find something to improve. In this case, it might be making what each member is capable of more clear. I feel knowing their exact level of proficiency would aid communication. But that’s the only thing I can think of. I hope the work stays as rigorous and intense as it has been so far because we have a lot left to do. We haven’t worked together for that long and I hope it stays consistent since, if it does, it would be the perfect partnership for us.

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Services:
App Designing (UI/UX)
Project Status:
In progress
Executive Interview
Pablo Giampedraglia
Pablo Giampedraglia
Co-Founder, Asap Developers

Asap developers is a mobile app development company. We are experts in cross-platform frameworks like React, Native and use agile methodologies to deliver outstanding mobile apps. Our clients range from small startups to large corporations such as Google. Most of our clients are from California, particularly from San Francisco or the Bay Area. We love working with startups and entrepreneurs that want to create amazing products.

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