We started Indiez with the belief that the current state of working, is nothing but boring and inefficient. Indiez was born with a goal to allow talent from across the globe work with freedom and fulfillment - where they choose what they want to work on, where they want to work from and when they want to work at it. It’s a movement to revolutionize working and in the process we’re building the Future of Work!
"Indie" stands for ‘independent’. The ‘z’ stands for the extra ‘zing’ that our community of goal driven professionals bring to their work!
We’ve created a unique model! Our community works remotely and engages with us on a project basis. This helps us eliminate unnecessary overheads, while our fixed price model ensures that you pay for the output delivered - not the time put in. Most development shops spend most of their project payouts on sales and operations. We have created a technology that levels the equation so that organizations pay only for the ‘top talent’.
Any commitment made by us to you on delivery of any item at a said price, will be delivered under any circumstances. Our goal driven community is 100% committed!
Development shops are lifestyle businesses that thrive on huge margins and are limited to their employees. The developers only earn about 10-20% of the amount they are billed for. So essentially, you’re paying more for their sales and operational costs. Indiez is a community of professionals that work on a project basis. Our expansive network allows us to deliver better, faster and cheaper solutions, and at the same time, ensure quality. Indiez focuses on customer satisfaction and growth more than hefty margins.
We design and develop delightful websites, apps and any custom software/technology through our invite-only community of top software professionals. We only work with the world’s best developers, designers and product managers with experiences at Uber, Facebook, Google and more. Our unique AI powered technology connects projects to the right members from our community. With the best in class processes and proprietary technologies, we manage our team to ensure guaranteed delightful delivery of quality products.
We encourage our customers to simply get in touch with the product manager for seamless and effective end-to-end communication.
We’re very proud of the work we’ve done so far. Although some of our work is protected by strict NDAs, you can see a few our projects here: Indiez Case Studies.
We don’t just focus on quality projects for our community, but also offer great perks and culture. This brings in new members to Indiez almost every day. Since A+ people tend to know A+ people, we get connected only to the best and have been able to expand our community globally. There’s a mix of full-time Indie members, moonlighters and startup founders who have been an active part of our growth.
We have professionals with varied experiences. Our members have worked across different domains including Fintech, eCommerce, Entertainment, Security, AI, Drones, loT, AR, VR, Blockchain and others. Our members also have a vast experience in managing huge and distributed teams, ensuring efficiency and quality at every stage.
We have a very stringent selection process. All the applications are thoroughly reviewed by our community team and only the best ones pass through to a coding/design assignment. Applicants who ace the screen test, go through extensive video interviews so that we’re able to understand their work ethics, abilities and the background they come from. Those who pass the screening, are first put into a probation period with a mini project that is closely monitored. It is only after acing their performance here, that they become a full time member of the community - eligible for complete projects.
Our members are spread across 5 continents and are present in 30+ countries. We’re a truly global community of only the best talent.
Of course, they do. But they are passion driven and efficient in their approach. We’ve crafted top-in-industry processes and workflows that allow them to make the most of their time for Indiez. In addition, we stringently ensure that they only pick up work that they have time for!
Our Product managers are product enthusiasts, product hunt eaters, designers, developers and startup founders themselves. They are well experienced with shipping great products, managing huge teams and are pro at managing remote teams.
Our designers have built globally acknowledged products like Airbnb, Uber, Microsoft Outlook and many more. They have received formal education in design from top tier institutes and have spoken at global design conferences. There's a mix of full time indie members, moonlighters and start-up founders.
We have developers who have worked with best tech organizations on this planet like that of FB, Google, Microsoft, Uber and many more. They have attended top tier institutes and have won international olympiads. There's a mix of full time indie members, moonlighters and start-up founders.
Simply put, THE BEST! We go to great lengths to find the best developers, designers and product managers. The lifestyle our community offers to the top talent, helps us recruit only the best in the industry. Our members come from top colleges and have worked with the best tech organizations across the world.
Indiez developers have worked on a large number of technologies including Node, React, Ruby on Rails, Python, C, C++, C#, Haskell, Golang, Scala, PHP, iOS, Android - you name it, they’ve done it. In terms of our expertise, our members are experts in machine learning, AR, VR, NFCs, loT, Blockchain, Mobile Apps, Web and more. Yes, we have a talented community that we’re proud of!
As soon as you submit your project requirements, we’ll give you a quick quote. If you’re comfortable with the cost, we’ll send across a contract and a link to make the first payout. Once this is complete, your dedicated Product Manager will schedule a kickoff call with you and guide you towards the next steps. Trust us, it is as simple as it sounds!
Depending on what stage your product is on, there are multiple reasons to outsource. Some of them being: You don’t have the relevant technological background, Hiring is a long and cumbersome (and inefficient) process, You want to validate your concept before deeper investments, You want a pocket friendly way to ship a prototype, to build a team or to raise funds, It is cheaper than hiring in-house developers and designers.
Unfortunately, no! We work with a lot of customers and it becomes impossible to review and sign all the NDAs or contracts. But we assure you that the NDA provided by us digitally is standard and fair to both the sides.
We’re sorry, but this is something we can’t answer right away. Once your project requirement comes in, we find the best suited match from our community accordingly. Our aim is to assemble the perfect team for your project and not commit a said professional until it officially starts.
The Indiez community members are really good at what they do. We go to great lengths to find the perfect match for your project. However, in a highly unlikely scenario where you’re unhappy with a member, you can simply raise a flag. If we feel the reason is valid, we will look for a replacement right away. But the same is not guaranteed in all scenarios!
We urge our clients to be sure of the product direction before a project starts, but are happy to make changes on the go. This might shift the timelines of your project slightly and add to the overall completion cost.
We’ve put in a lot of time to device processes and workflows that suit our community the best. Because managing a remote team can get tedious, you can leave the management to us! Our product managers will make sure the end product is of highest quality and everything progresses as per timelines. But if you do have guidelines that are better optimized for performance in development, we’ll definitely consider putting them in.
We've out in great amount of efforts to devise a process that works best for our community. It is quite different to manage a remote team; hence you can be assured of leaving the management to us! Our product managers are pro at this. For coding, definitely we can use your guidelines to code. However, there might be extra charges.
Once your project is completed, we conduct a final pass to ensure that everything is polished and of the highest quality. All the completed deliverables including designs and codes are handed over to you by your project manager. Just because a project is complete, it doesn’t mean our relationship is over! We love the products that we build- we encourage you to reach out to us as you scale and if you need any more assistance in the future.
Just inform your project manager, so that he can initiate the change request for the same at a cost that is mutually decided between us. We don’t want to chain your creativity!
We will sign an NDA with you before we start the project to assure you that your project is protected with us. Additionally, we only show a project's details to the members who will work on it. Our members are under an NDA with us!
Indiez has successfully worked for 100+ clients and delivered quality products. We’re growing at a phenomenal pace and are venture funded by reputed investors. To be honest, it is highly unlikely (if not completely impossible) for Indiez to go out of business!
Of course! Our members include startup founders as well as experienced product designers and they would be more than happy to guide your idea. We’ve helped startups conceptualize their products and launch a quick MVP to understand their target market. But of course, this phase is a paid inception exercise.
Each project is a holistic culmination of quality processes driving engineering, product and design. We use Scum/Agile methodologies to ensure that we always deliver high quality, in time. Best in class tools like Slack, Github, JIRA, Invision help us get work done! For more details- feel free to chat with us :)
An experienced product manager understands the language of business, design and technology- bringing all 3 together to build a delightful product. He/She will add immense value to your product and will setup interactive tech tools to ensure that you’re looped in every step of the way! Additionally, a product manager is someone who knows how to manage a remote team and drive it to its fullest potential (and then some ;)). Hence in a remote, results-driven setup like ours, the PM is actually critical for the project’s success.
Indiez is a remote community. While our talent is not available for physical meetings, our Founders can visit you if the occasion demands a physical meeting. That being said- we’d really recommend that you give Skype a chance for discussions. After all, it is the Future of Work!
To be able to work efficiently with our community, you will need a PM to keep the project on track and ensure timely delivery of the highest quality.
This actually depends on the project manager and his availability. We don’t impose any fixed timings on our members, as a part of the Indiez culture. However, if you can figure out a mutually agreeable time-slot with the PM, he/she can set up a workflow like this. We also set up periodic client review meetings where we take you through what we have achieved so far, resolve queries and share the plan ahead.
Although unlikely to happen, in such cases, we will deploy extra people from our large, talented community (that’s always on stand-by) and do a knowledge transfer exercise with the outgoing team member. Our regular documentation helps us manage scenarios like these seamlessly. Also, we ensure nobody leaves the project midway - they ramp down while new folks ramp up.
Your project manager will be speaking with you regularly and setting up communication protocols. If you have a special request, you can always discuss the same with your PM. We use various tools online tools for seamless communication and to create effective feedback loops, ensuring everything is recorded for future references.
We use a plethora of tools for management and regular communication. For instance, we use Slack for communication, Trello/Jira/Asana for Management, GitHub for development collaboration, Invision/Zeplin for design, Google Drive/Dropbox for file storage and transfer...the list is never-ending!
We’ll send across an invoice for your project along with a payable link. You can use your credit card to make the payment. We accept VISA, Mastercard and AMEX. You can also do a wire transfer and can consult our support team for any assistance.
No we don’t work on equity.
Each project is different and has unique requirements- we price our projects based on the same. We do not have any fixed hourly rates. They vary as per the project’s needs.
We’re always optimizing the price for the right demand and supply. While it might drop for a project, chances are that it can go up too! In either of the cases, Indiez follows a transparent approach and will let you know of any changes in pricing beforehand.
We’re on a mission to standardize the cost for project development. Our pricing varies based on a project’s requirements, timelines and complexity.
Indiez relies on the trust and buy-in, from its community. We have built this trust by paying our members whenever they complete an assigned task with the required quality (determined mutually by Indiez and the client). Since most independent professionals come with a bad experience of clients not paying for the work, we at Indiez release payouts at every milestone completion. When Indiez receives a payment from you, our community is assured of timely payouts at milestone completion.
Remote working comes with its own pros and cons. Once you get a knack of it, it can give you the freedom you have been dreaming of and also offer a more productive environment than an office cubicle. After all, some of the best brains thrive in the remote atmospheres with lesser distractions. Most of our community members are decorated professionals for being the best at what they do!
GitHub, Basecamp, Atlassian, Mozilla, Zapier, Wordpress, Buffer and 100s of others have remote teams, and are successful at what they do!
Let’s just say, it is boring and inefficient. With no freedom for creativity, we honestly doubt the growth of this culture and want to revolutionize it with result-driven remote working - disrupting the way work gets done today!
The new, more fulfilling way to work, of course! Work which is liberating, not restricting you to a physical location, fixed timings or even getting stuck in traffic on the same roads every day! Not to forget, getting opportunities to work on global projects with rewarding payouts. We want to give talent from across the world, a lifestyle where they can choose what they work on, where they work from and what time of the day they work at. Liberating A+ talent from the current shackles and constraints, allows them to take complete pride in their craft and build truly delightful products with love.