About LaunchDarkly

LaunchDarkly is an application development solution that helps organizations manage feature flags and toggle management operations. It allows employees to conduct A/B tests, analyze the performance of software and evaluate features before the launch of applications.

LaunchDarkly lets managers streamline application lifecycle management operations, configure workflows and handle user targeting via a unified platform. It offers a variety of features including access control, audit logs, reporting, data synchronization, analytics and more. Additionally, it enables administrators to provide role-based permissions to authorized users for accessing or updating the source code.

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Supported Operating System(s):

Web browser (OS agnostic)

12 Reviews of LaunchDarkly

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.58 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.5

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

4.5

Functionality

4.5

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April 2021

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Functionality

5.0

April 2021

LaunchDarkly makes continuous delivery using flags a breeze

We use LaunchDarkly to decouple Deployment and Release. We can focus on testing with the flag off initially - this should prove that the new code is not being called and existing functionality has not regressed. We can then be confident that master can be deployed to production at any time with the flag off without causing any problems. Once we have tested flag off we can focus on testing flag on to ensure the functionality is working. Once we are happy, we can then release the flag at whatever time suits the team and the business, and it is a non issue as there are no code deployments at release time.

Pros

Being able to easily target individual or groups of users for internal or external testing is very powerful. Being able to quickly change these targeting rules, and the new feature of change requests to allow your change to be reviewed before being applied is great from a process point of view. The insights graph is fantastic at showing the variants that users are receiving and allows you to identify when a flag is ready to be removed.

Cons

Some functionality like User Segments is very powerful but only available in the enterprise licence. The change request functionality is only optional at this time and cannot be enforced - ideally we would want changes to rules in production to only be allowed once they have been reviewed.

March 2021

Mark from iPipeline

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Industry: Financial Services

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

March 2021

Reach for the stars with LaunchDarkly

Pros

Feature flagging is such a game changer and LaunchDarkly make it so easy. The UI and logic is incredibly easy to navigate and follow. Giving us the ability to test in production is huge and made such a difference to our production development.

Cons

The API's are a little cumbersome to get our head around with the response properties not as clear as they could be. However once you have got your head around the terminology it is all good.

March 2021

Or from Autodesk

Company Size: 10,000+ employees

Industry: Construction

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

3.0

Customer support

2.0

Functionality

5.0

March 2021

I like LD but I would like to have it more stable in Production

Pros

I like the features, SDK works fine, you bring new feature, good UX

Cons

We get many errors like "[LaunchDarkly] Received error 50x for streaming connection - will retry" in Production Once I sent a message to the customer support and no answer SDK could be better No FedRAMP compliance

Reasons for Choosing LaunchDarkly

Autodesk use it

March 2021

Brian from Maritz

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Industry: Information Services

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

3.0

Functionality

4.0

March 2021

Not my decision to drop.

Solid tools. Allowed us to deploy more safely.

Pros

Flags were a valuable tool to safely deploy with many teams working on the same stack.

Cons

No real issues with the software. I view the product as mature.

Reasons for Choosing LaunchDarkly

Superior experience for engineers.

March 2021

Leena from Hilti

Company Size: 10,000+ employees

Industry: Construction

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

March 2021

LaunchDarkly

We have been very pleased with LaunchDarkly and besides being able to turn off a feature in a split second, the ease of use to roll out features in multiple ways has provided a lot of value for us.

Pros

* Being able to test in production using labels - before go live we can test in production * Being able to turn off a feature in a split second if there are issues. In some cases, we can revert back to an older working version of the feature * Being able to use percentage rollout. * Being able to rollout to certain markets and not all.

Cons

* Certain ease of use features for large projects with lots of feature toggles - like bulk copy/delete etc... * Pricing model