DevCom

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Established in 2000, DevCom is a full-service custom software development company handling the entire lifecycle of the product development: Planning and Strategy, UX/UI Design, Web/App Development, QA/User Acceptance Testing, and Technical Delivery. 

The company specializes in Cloud Computing (AWS, MS Azure), Microservices, BI, Blockchain, Web / Mobile / Desktop development, API development, Application Re-Engineering, Embedded Software, DevOps, Testing & QA, Project Management.

At DevCom, we comply with the latest development and technology standards, apply cutting-edge software engineering methodologies and integration procedures. We provide the right IT services for our Clients that fit the specification of their individual needs, timeframes, and budget. You can request a full product launch, a dedicated development team, or a single outstaff developer.

Key Facts:

  1. 20 years of experience delivering solutions.
  2. Headquartered in Ukraine (Lviv) and the United States (FL).
  3. 2-19 years of partnerships with key Customers.
  4. 100+ skilled software engineers with a strong IT background.
  5. Clients in the US, Canada, Germany, UK, Denmark, Netherlands and more.
  6. Mature delivery and management model.

If you think there’s some way we can help, please don’t hesitate to email us at [email protected] or visit our website for more information at devcom.com.

$25 - $49/hr
50 - 249
2000
Locations
Ukraine
Storozhenka 16, Lviv, Lviv 79018
+1(800) 780 8560
United States
PO29333, Port Orange, Florida 32129
+1(800) 780 8560

Focus Areas

Service Focus

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  • Software Development
  • Implementation Services
  • DevOps
  • Mobile App Development
  • Cloud Computing Services

Client Focus

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  • Medium Business
  • Small Business
  • Large Business

Industry Focus

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  • Transportation & Logistics
  • Healthcare & Medical
  • Information Technology

DevCom Executive Interview

Slavik Lavryk
Slavik Lavryk
VP of Software Development
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Please introduce your company and give a brief about your role within the company?
The DevCom company is a full-service software engineering firm in Lviv, Ukraine. DevCom`s representative office is located in Florida, the USA.
The company provides a full range of IT consulting services, from the development of the product idea to its final implementation. It specializes in the areas of Cloud/DevOps, Web/Mobile/Desktop development, SaaS, BI/Analytics, and UI/UX, with a focus on five major segments of the market — healthcare, logistics, fintech, retail, nonprofits.
 
I have 10+ years of experience in business analysis, process, and project management in the software development industry. 
As Vice President of Software Development, I provide technical leadership and expertise, troubleshooting problems, and mentoring team members. I lead the design and implementation of multiple software projects, including supervising teams.
What was the idea behind starting this organization?
In Summer 2000, DevCom IT company was founded by a group of Lviv Ivan Franko National University computer scientists. The company started its journey from the web application development for veterinary clinics and spent more than 15 years supporting veterinary practice management software.

Over the past 20 years, DevCom has been fortunate to be involved with developing and building some great products across a variety of industries. The collective knowledge about these industries and the number of problems we’ve solved has created excitement for the next challenge that might come our way. 

This year, DevCom celebrates its 20th anniversary by looking toward the future-continuing its tradition of innovation, business best practices, and social responsibility.
What is your company’s business model–in house team or third party vendors/ outsourcing?
There are two most common ways we work: a dedicated development contract  or a fixed-cost contract. The fixed-cost contract provides standard technologies and detailed software specifications for a fixed price, which means that you have all the requirements defined before starting the work. The dedicated developer contract allows select IT professionals to join their in-house crew for an extended time. Therefore, the total cost of the project will depend on the tasks assigned.

Let's try thinking of a dedicated model as not a fixed-price contract but an outstaff team that is a part of the client's company at a time. Client hires already formed a qualified team of IT professionals that will concentrate only on his business tasks and goals. We set everything up, scale the team according to the client's requirements, solve many software development challenges. At the same time, the client can work within the project coordination and has full management control over the team.
How is your business model beneficial from a value addition perspective to the clients compared to other companies' models?
Since 2000, when DevCom was established, we provide outsourcing / outstaff consultancy services and custom software development. Some of our clients work with us for over 12 years already. In their case, our dedicated development team helped them to create and maintain their projects and continue remote development.  
Basically, we help companies to overcome high development costs and talent shortages in locations like North America, Europe, MENA region.
 
Software outsourcing, in particular, is a powerful approach when used correctly. It is a feasible task, as well as a momentous decision for business growth. Currently, 30% of global IT projects are undertaken offshore. For software development, IT outsourcing to Ukraine makes total sense for companies across the globe. The average hourly rate is within the $25–60, what makes Ukraine one of the most attractive outsourcing destinations.
What industries do you generally cater to? Are your customers repetitive?
DevCom company provides a full range of IT consulting services, from the development of the product idea to its final implementation. Our verticals are: Logistics & Transportation, Healthcare, Non-profit, FinTech, Construction & Engineering, Retail & E-commerce. 
We work with enterprises and rapid-growth startups to enhance experiences that solve real-world problems for businesses and their customers.
Our top success indicator is the fact that we have from 2 to 19 years of relationships with key clients in the USA, Canada, Germany, the UK, Denmark. 95% of them are ready to recommend DevCom to others.

Because of this, we grow very organically. We do not use aggressive sales tactics and do not use paid ads. Our most loyal customers are the ones who refer to our company the most. Review and rating platforms like GoodFirms are also beneficial to us.
Mention the objectives or the parameters critical in determining the time frame of developing software.
  1. System complexity, number of system components and their relation or coupling.
  2. Targeting – corporate\private or public sector.
  3. Breadth of supported client devices, platforms, screens etc.
  4. Amount of data the system is about to process.
How much effort in terms of time goes into developing the front end and back end of software?
For our typical projects with an emphasis on back-end functionality, it's around 20-30% for front-end and 70-80% for back-end\database development.
The technologies that are used in the front end and the back end work together to shape the desired web application. Expert coding and testing are required to ensure the web app achieves the expected results.
What are the key parameters to be considered before selecting the right framework for developing software?
When evaluating the right framework, I usually like to focus on six considerations:
  1. Popularity on the market, support from framework author company or community.
  2. Ability to solve necessary problems right out of the box.
  3. Number of skilled professionals and expertise of our company.
  4. Licensing details.
  5. Support for modern hosting providers, readiness for cloud.
  6. Age, the time framework already exists on the market.
Ultimately, the technologies you choose should be based upon your particular use case as well as your current and future goals. This means that you might have factors to consider other than the ones mentioned above. The most important thing is not to get blinded by unfounded bias.
Which languages & frameworks do you prefer to use in development of software?
In most cases, companies rely on their outsourcing partner to deliver the service of software development.
We have our way of delivering our services. Therefore, as a reliable technology partner, we advise on the most suitable languages & frameworks as per client needs. The language should be best suited for project requirements and budgets. Therefore, we plan software development according to the advantages and disadvantages of every language. We do our best to complete this first step efficiently to gain maximum benefits by offering extensive competencies in Microsoft .NET stack (C#, MS SQL), Angular for Web front-end development, AWS services (Lambda, DynamoDB), Java, Swift for iOS, Java for Android.
What are the key factors that you consider before deciding the cost of software?
We have a transparent pricing system: the client pays an invoice with a fixed sum of money every month. It depends on the size and composition of the team, their experience, skills, and level. The total cost of the project depends on the scope of work, and it's duration.
Do you take in projects which meet your basic budget requirement? If yes, what is the minimum requirement? If no, on what minimum budget you have worked for?
We are trying to work mainly on long-term projects. Today, the average size of the team is 12 developers on one project. If the project is larger than ten people, we practice the rule of a "two-pizza team." Jeff Bezos used this phrase, and it's become something of a mantra in the IT world: If you can't feed a team with two pizzas, it's too large. In this case, we divide the team into units.
What is the price range (min and max) of the projects?
In our experience, mobile, desktop and web applications are the most demanded kinds of software. Let’s focus on them. Basic apps functionality is quite simple and it takes approx. 500-700 hours to complete. More complex applications are time-consuming to engineer due to complex architecture, security matters, multiple integrations, etc. The software of this level takes from 1200+ hours. The prices are based on the average rates in Eastern Europe — $25 - $60 per hour. It differs depending on the developers’ years of experience, tech stack, seniority level, and the language of programming.
Kindly share your feedback on how GoodFirms has been doing so far in increasing your visibility among potential clients.
Other than being a research platform, GoodFirms provide a list of the top agencies in the area along with reviews from real customers. By reading the reviews, you can learn more about how satisfied past clients were. The availability of the reviews enables our potential clients to choose DevCom among other IT consulting and software development agencies.

Being featured on the first pages in the Top Web Developers and Top Custom Software developers categories motivate us to continue the excellent work and in improving our competence in this technical implementation.

DevCom Clients & Portfolios

IBM SoftLayer to AWS Migration
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IBM SoftLayer to AWS Migration
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$10001 to $50000
30 weeks
Information Technology

IBM SoftLayer to AWS migration offered the advantage of lowering the cost, increasing the scalability and performance. Amazon Web Services (AWS) helped our client move faster as a company and manage project growth. 

THE PROBLEM: LOW PERFORMANCE AND HEIGHT HOSTING COST

The client rented physical servers from the IBM SoftLayer. He was worried about a state of those physical servers and of a risk of possible breakage. It could cause a quite long downtime of the system – to restore the system and to replace the broken data or web server. Keeping a similar server in an on-hold mode was a quite expensive approach. Also, the client couldn’t build out capacity as and when it was needed. This caused performance, flexibility, and scalability issues.

So, when the client began experiencing capacity issues, there was a choice: either invest in bigger boxes and more RAM or move to the cloud. Continuing to use a hoster meant spending between 25% to 50% more than was needed. 

THE SOLUTION: MIGRATION TO AMAZON WEB SERVICES (AWS)

After evaluating several solutions, it was decided to eschew the IBM Softlayer provider in favor of Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Cloud Flare based on how strong its network proposition is.

Security and scalability—those two things were critical for us. By using CloudFlare, we got the protection we needed. It was easy to implement and very cost-efficient.

Ultimately, AWS represents one of the most advanced and reliable, cloud-based environments. It is not only cost-effective, but AWS has a far more extensive developer toolset available than IBM Softlayer

The client’s business is running its website using core AWS services: Amazon EC2Amazon S3Amazon RDS MariaDB, Amazon DMS.

THE RESULT

The advantages of migrating to the AWS cloud are obvious; the facts and numbers are showing it: 

Moving to AWS environment, the DevOps team had left almost the same configurations, while significantly improving scalability and performance.
? Saves 44% annually on hosting costs. 

If you are serious about improving your cloud infrastructure, please contact us to let us know a little bit more about your business and your project.

AWS - HIPAA Compliant Cloud Hosting for Nonprofit Organization
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AWS - HIPAA Compliant Cloud Hosting for Nonprofit Organization
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$50001 to $100000
100 weeks
Healthcare & Medical

The end-client is a nonprofit healthcare sharing organization, where members share each other’s medical expenses. The product offers medical financing and serves as an alternative to the high cost of health insurance. This means health care costs are shared among members of the organization who band together to help each other pay for medical expenses. Rapid growth created a challenge for their organization in terms of its infrastructure and scalability. It was important to have a fully reliable application and secure HIPAA compliant cloud hosting environment that would be available 24/7.

The challenge was to build a secure and robust high-load system for healthcare sharing automation.

Meeting healthcare-specific needs, we realize that with HIPAA compliance, secure cloud-based infrastructure in AWS is a great assetAWS provides a secure environment that meets HIPAA compliance requirements, and a complete set of easy-to-use, flexible tools to manage growing amounts of data using solutions for high-performance computing, archiving, and storage.

When the capabilities of AWS are combined with DevCom’s software architects and certified DevOps engineers, it results in a personalized solution that enables healthcare organizations to store securely, process, transmit, and analyze information. It helps to lower costs, become more agile, and innovate faster.

By using Amazon Web Services, HIPAA compliant cloud hosting, the client has improved online security, eliminated downtime, and reduced the time and effort required to maintain company systems. The client was able to eliminate waste and enable the application to make full use of the available infrastructure.

  •  99.99% uptime in the cloud.
  •  Better security than on-premises.
  •  Easier to achieve HIPAA compliance.
  •  Flexible to setup a high-load configuration.
  •  13% higher satisfaction.
  •  AWS business support.

With DevCom’s IT support services, Nonprofit Organization can focus on the strategic activities needed to achieve their growth goals, which start by creating a fully reliable application and secure HIPAA compliant cloud hosting environment.

Corporate Communications App
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Corporate Communications App
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$500000+
100 weeks
Other Industries

The application enables members of a global MLM company to use their internal ERP (enterprise resource planning) system on-the-go. It provides a range of useful features for lead management and reporting. In short, the application allows viewing personal and team snapshots, tracking SMS campaigns, contacting management, viewing reports, and much much more.

Features:

? Personal Profile

? Lead Management Tools

? SMS Campaigns

? Reports

? Messenger

? News Feed

? Terms of Service implemented 

HomeCare CRM
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HomeCare CRM
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$100001 to $500000
70 weeks
Consumer Products

HomeCare CRM is a tailored CRM solution developed for an American Heating and Air Conditioning company. The main goal of the solution is to enable company employees to work with the CRM on multiple devices both stationary and mobile. HomeCare CRM has all the necessary features for optimizing and improving productivity of on-the-go employees. 

Features:

? Admin Panel

? Maps Module

? User Dashboard

? Reminders

? Lead Management

? Reporting

Dating App
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Dating App
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$10001 to $50000
15 weeks
Art, Entertainment & Music

Dating Application is the Next Big Mobile Dating app which is targeted to be a tool for long-term relationship establishment. The initial app version has already gained 4.5-star rating on Play Store. Comparing to other dating apps, this application has more tools for personality traits identification and built-in clever matching system. The entirely new way to find new matches - is a question explorer. The questions can be chosen individually by user. The answer may also be filtered by quality, interest, dater criteria, etc.

Features:

? Clever Matching Algorithm

? Swipe-to-like Match Search

? Question Explorer

? Personality Traits

? Chat

? Personal Profile

? Connections

Thalamus Web App: Task Management in no Time
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Thalamus Web App: Task Management in no Time
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$10001 to $50000
100 weeks
Information Technology

Thalamus is a task management application that allows time reporting and support of business processes. The application is simple enough to be used by customers without an overhead of technical details and allows user authorization via Google Apps. In addition, Thalamus has a great UI and provides a wonderful UX. 

Features:

? User authorization via Google-Apps

? Company Creation

? Project Creation

? Task Management

? Reporting

? TimeTracking feature

? CSV Export 

Traminer Platform: Developing Big Data Software
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Traminer Platform: Developing Big Data Software
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$0 to $10000
14 weeks
Information Technology

The Traminer platform enables fast development of tailored information software, and it consists of libraries, patterns and technical expertise. The platform works for any business model and enables employee mobility, collaboration and manipulations with Big Data. WIth the help of Traminer, developers can create software solutions that allow users to get current data on-the-go and offline. 

Features:

? Mobile: accessible distribution of information in real-time

? Offline First: zero latency and increased performance of mobile employees

? Big Data: handles up to 1M real-time records on devices

? Easy Sync: always-responsive with a background sync and no downtime

Web Cloud Storage
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Web Cloud Storage
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$10001 to $50000
20 weeks
Information Technology

The Web Cloud Storage is a secured system used as a personal web storage with an emphasis on isolation and privacy. The cloud system provides an ability to allocate resources of different performance and hardware parameters and to use available cloud apps depending on the allocated resources. The Web Cloud Storage enables users to encrypt and to securely store their personal content and data beyond the reach of 3rd parties. 

Features:

? Personal Account

? Payment and Billing

? Private Search Engine

? Encrypted Data Store

? MarketPlace App

? Secure Mail 

Comic Books Portal
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Comic Books Portal
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$50001 to $100000
100 weeks
Media

The Comic Books Portal is a cross-functional solution for reading comics on-the-go.
It converts any comic book le into a readable and usable one in the epub format.
The platform allows a user to read comics in any comfortable way: panel by panel, box by box, or in a landscape mode. Finally, the Comic Books Portal is a cross-platform solution that synchronizes comics collections between all the gadgets.

Features:

? Decrypting and converting images
? Outstanding UX with a customizable UI
? Epub Generation
? Cross-platform synchronization

Soccer Training App
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Soccer Training App
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$50001 to $100000
50 weeks
Art, Entertainment & Music

 The Soccer Training App is an application for young soccer players to train and motivate themselves in competitions and tournaments. It is a crossplatform app available for IOS and Android. The application consists of 4 main Departments (Technical, Physical, Psychosocial, and Lifestyle). Each department includes several training programs with interactive exercises and challenges. All departments consist of interesting videos, audio files, curriculum, and rewarding challenges.

Features:

? Training Departments

? Training Programs

? Personal Training Ground

? Individual Exercises

? Point System

? Tournaments and Competition

Mariner Data Management Portal
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Mariner Data Management Portal
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$0 to $10000
6 weeks
Transportation & Logistics

An innovative portal that allows members to manage their documents and interact with the marine community. The software solution records and analyzes a sea service by time in rank, time with company and time on vessel. Mariner Data Management Portal is an all-in-one solution for every mariner business.

Features:

? Store and access documents securely

? Receive expiry alerts, notifications and timely reminders

? Share documents with the ships' owner, company or prospective employer

? Record and analyse your sea service

Photo Sharing App
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Photo Sharing App
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$0 to $10000
10 weeks
Art, Entertainment & Music

The Photo Sharing App is a native iOS application designed to allow users to take snapshots with a comment and send it simultaneously to multiple selected platforms - storage locations, blogs, social media websites. The core app idea was to link all social network accounts in one application. The application uses standard APIs for integration with social media and blogs.

Features:

? taking a picture/video

? switching front/rear camera view

? setting the flash to on/off/auto

? using device’s library

? multiple social networks selection

? photo/video/text delivery to multiple social networks

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EJ Aufderheide

Excellent Full Stack Development Team

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We have worked with DevCom for over a decade now and have seen their growth and commitment to quality work and communications. As a software provider we must deliver consistent, reliable, secure results. Their team has been a pleasure to work with at all levels from the baseline programmer to the management team. They listen to the requirements and deliver results every time. Pricing is competitive as well. If you are looking for development resources, DevCom will deliver.

What service was provided as part of the project?

Software Development, Web Development

What is it about the company that you appreciate the most?

Quality work that follows best practices.

What was it about the company that you didn't like which they should do better?

We have seen many improvements over the last decade as our project is on-going. We expect that continued investment in their employees and company will support their long term success.

Andzej Lankut

Mobile application project

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DevCom is a solid team. The project we worked on, was not an easy one from a lot of aspects, but they showed great perception and adjusted to our changing needs promptly.


What service was provided as part of the project?

Mobile App Development, Web Development, Software Development

What is it about the company that you appreciate the most?

<p>I really liked that I could connect with them almost anytime I needed them. Also, there were some changes from the initial scope of work after we started and they adapted to it very well.</p>

What was it about the company that you didn't like which they should do better?

<p>I can&#39;t think of any major weaknesses I faced with them.</p>

Fin G.

A Reliable Company

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$50001 to $200000
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Cloud-based system for market research and software development company

What service was provided as part of the project?

Software Development