CNX Corporation has used Pinch Hitter Solutions for various Ext JS and Sencha Touch projects over the last two years. We primarily use them when we have a large workload and need extra help to get jobs done. They have delivered on time and on budget for CNX every time. Scott Salisbury at PHS is particularly great with Sencha Touch. I can highly recommend PHS if you have Ext JS or Sencha Touch projects and you need to outsource the entire project or if you just need some help.
In 2012 when I was tasked with creating a mobile sales application for the Landsberg sales team, I enthusiastically began the design of the front-end of the application, but needed a partner who could work with me and my team to design the technical architecture, develop the iOS app, and support it as changes were required for years to come. We were very fortunate to have been introduced to Scott Salisbury and his team at Pinch Hitter Solutions. Scott was very easy to work with, and he took the time to educate and guide us on the “do’s and don’ts” of iOS development. As we were creating this new technology from scratch, there was a great deal of starts, stops, and changes that went into building an app that would truly elevate the experience for our sales force, and we wouldn’t have been able to get it done without Pinch Hitter. They were extremely patient, thoughtful, and engaged in helping us throughout the process as we co-designed the application. Pinch Hitter was not just another “vendor” to us; they were an extension to our team; every bit as engaged and involved in the process as we were. They are a talented, conscientious company and I have no hesitation in providing them with my recommendation.
We hired Pinch Hitters to develop the Analytics module for our radiology workflow product, zVision. Living up to their name, Pinch Hitters stepped in and quickly became part of our team. They participated in all our daily standup calls, adapted to our code standards and development style, and helped us develop a high quality product for our customers. We look forward to working with the Pinch Hitters team again in the future.
We engaged Pinch Hitter Solutions to help us make Healthcare 311, our web-based walk-in health clinics locator, truly smartphone-friendly. Scott and his team delivered - and then some! As everyone knows, technical skills are necessary but not sufficient to make a project like this a success. PHS brings Fortune 100-grade project management skills to project specification, quoting, prototyping, testing and deployment. All this while maintaining both professional AND personable client communications. Our locator serves hundreds of users every day, and the share of traffic from smartphone users has soared in recent months. PHS's work enabled us to give that vital, fast-growing share of our user base a superlative experience, across all types of devices (including some we've never heard of). Scott and his team also made & implemented several suggestions for improving our usage reporting processes - highly valuable to the sponsors and investors whose happiness means almost as much to us as that of our users. We couldn't be more satisfied, and look forward to working with Pinch Hitter on project extensions we are already dreaming up!
I have, in closed beta, a web application which gives semi-intelligent, instantaneous feedback to sentences students compose in a foreign language. Pinch Hitter Solutions has brought to the table in-depth knowledge not only of the Ext libraries (both current and legacy) and principles of solid UI design, but also timely advice and help with web frameworks, server-side business logic (Java in this case), and effective database design. Furthermore, every development tool recommended in these areas has been spot-on, delivering immediate returns in productivity with each investment. Scott's understanding of web development runs both deep and wide, well past the scope of this project. Far beyond his considerable coding skills, Scott also brings to the table patience and perspective gained through years in the field. He is not simply a person who can deliver solutions; he can also advise what solutions should be delivered, how, and why. Over and over, Scott has functioned for me like high-beam headlights, enabling me to avoid time-wasting snags in development before I reached them.
I hired Pinch Hitter Solutions on several occasions to help us with work related to Web mapping solutions we where building. They developed a custom built framework including both client (ExtJS) and server side (PHP) to house our entire application. They did an absolutely terrific job and seamlessly integrated the web mapping parts (we where working on) into the main framework. The overall framework included user authentication and user specific access rights (to parts of the application such as menus and functionality), and integration with an PostgreSQL database. They also addressed specific software requirements we had for the web mapping application – that is we had to have ext3.4 and ext4. integrated and running seamlessly at the same time. Scott and his team is very responsive to requests and quick to answer any questions. In the final phases of the projects they have been excellent in wrapping up and fixing any remaining issues, going above and beyond our initial agreement. Other work they did for us included custom ExtJS migration work - from ExtJS version 2.2 to update to v 3.4 , and migration from ExtJS v 3.4 to update to v4.1. I absolutely recommend Pinch Hitter Solutions and would hire them again at any time.