Strategy, Design, Development. Web and Mobile.

We are digital product studio founded in 2007. Our team is passionate about creating mobile apps and websites that people use and fall in love with.

We provide growth-oriented services that match needs of idea stage startups and help to evolve well-running business.

Strategy

Our Define and UX Design Strategy Stage helps clients to shape product vision, uncover opportunities and make well-grounded decisions.

Design

High-end design is derived from product idea and explicitly uncovers it for users. One of our aims is to build a strong interrelation between technological capabilities and design solutions.

Languages and Frameworks: 

  • Ruby
  • Objective C
  • SWIFT
  • Java
  • JavaScript
  • HTML 5
  • React.js
  • Meteor.js

Maintenance and Warranty: 6 months Warranty, OS Design Adjustments, OS Code Updates, DevOps Services

Every single minute in our lives something beautiful happens.

 
$10,000+
 
$25 - $49 / hr
 
50 - 249
 Founded
2007
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headquarters
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    18 Seaward Place, Centurion Business Park, Glasgow, G41 1HH
    Glasgow
    United Kingdom
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    Dnipro DN 49000
    Ukraine

Portfolio

Key clients: 

Scholastic, Red Bull, Pangeam, Mercedes-Benz, Checkpoint

Mersedes-Benz

A-tomato

Route London New York

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Latino Music Pool

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Check Point app

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Red Bull Sputnik

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Scholastic Book Wizard

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Spotr

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Buy For Me

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iOS dev for searching

"These guys exceeded expectations and showed that they really care about delivering to our client, on time."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Mar. - May 2017
Project summary: 

111 Minutes developed a CiraSync cloud solution for a third party client that facilitates browsing in public folders, securely synchronizing the GAL to user contacts, and integration with advanced calendars.

The Reviewer
 
11 - 50 Employees
 
Campbell, California
Alex Pshenyanikov
COO, Itrezzo, Inc
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The product was well received and has a high adoption rate among subsequent users. 111 Minutes delivered the app quickly and seamlessly, largely due to their detailed, motivated, and organized project management. The team was dedicated, readily accessible, and proactive with reports and updates.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am the COO of Itrezzo, Inc., a California based company. We mostly work with government and public organizations. We mostly focus on contact synchronization behind a fire wall, which uses internal servers, and more recently, cloud servers. 111 Minutes helped us with the cloud solution that we offer to our clients, which is one of the major products we have.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with 111 Minutes?

Our goal was to create an iPhone app for a client. We needed 111 Minutes to create a solution that would allow browsing to be available to public folders that synchronize to GAL [Global Address List]. We also needed an advanced calendar that could browse through contact profiles. We had internal staff, but we were shorthanded and needed help.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

111 Minutes helped us with our cloud solution. CiraSync is a server that manages your accounts, and it is used to synchronize accounts, calendars, files, folders, and all the other stuff for big organizations. Whenever someone in the organization of 10,000 people changes a phone number or home address, it is securely synchronized across the board and every other person in the company has the updated information on their iPhone or Android device.

The three major features were: browsing for available public folders, synchronizing the GAL [Global Address List] to user’s iPhone contacts, and working with advanced calendars. All of the events in these features were synchronized as well. We did group browsing for contact profiles.

The scope was planned initially very carefully. They took into account all of the risks and the pressing time. We were sending progress reports that included task stages, bug reports, and what was left to do. We also have weekly demos when some functionality was already tested by their team, and ready to implement. The process was smooth because of that.

What is the team dynamic?

There was the iOS developer, the backend developer, the project manager, and the QA. It was really easy because it wasn’t a big project, but we still had to deliver really fast. They delivered and the team was really manageable with 4 people. They did everything as promised. I was the acceptance manager above our project manager. I wasn’t involved in the day to day operation, but I was involved in all of the acceptance criteria. Whenever they were releasing something each week, I was present during those calls and demos.

How did you come to work with 111 Minutes?

Our project manager and some tech leads in our company heard about 111 Minutes before; we also have the Ukrainian office. They heard they were competent and we did some preliminary search on a website. They checked their reviews. We had a few calls with them and they sounded confident and professional. It’s always difficult to find the right vendor. For this task, we were lucky enough that our team had preliminary knowledge about a company. We had them on our radar initially, and we also looked at a couple of bigger companies. We decided to go with a smaller company because it was a boutique experience. We knew that we would get a small team and the team would be dedicated and the guys would be driven. We decided to go with this approach rather than going to a bigger company that has all the bureaucracy and process in place and would probably take forever to complete this. It’s not huge, but it’s a very precisely planned project.

How much have you invested with them?

$9,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in March 2017 and finished in May.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

The client that initially requested it from us was the Department of Defense. They were really pleased that we launched it on time for them. They had a campaign somewhere in the middle of May. They wanted to test run the iPhone application. They were really pleased that we did it, and we were really happy to deliver it to them. After that, we started offering it to other clients as well. The adoption rate is really good.  The feedback was good because the product was good. This iPhone application proved to be another step in the user experience enhancement.

How did 111 Minutes perform from a project management standpoint?

They’re fantastic. They had the most driven project manager that I have ever worked with. This guy was on top of things all the time. He was calling, texting, emailing, or whatever source he could use to get to us. Normally, with other companies, the biggest issue is with communications. With 111 Minutes, it was the other way around. He made sure that they were online and reachable every day. He started all these conversations and he was proactively pushing the updates and reports and everything. We didn’t really have to request anything from them once we started working. Everything was sent to us. As far as project management methodology, they used the basic scrum here with weekly demos and daily reports, which was a great choice because the project was short. It worked out really well.

What did you find most impressive about them?

It’s so hard to find a quality company. The most impressive thing is they managed to start on the job really fast. They had something that they were working on, but they revved it up and delivered it so that they could help us. We emphasized that it was really important for us. They were able to start almost right away. It was a very hot spot we were in. They responded to the call and within a couple weeks they assembled a team with people who have the expertise for Azure. It was also impressive how dedicated they were to try to help us. You really don’t get that feeling anymore from vendors. These guys exceeded expectations and showed that they really care about delivering to our client, on time.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Not in this case. They did an excellent job.

Do you have any advice or recommendations for someone who is looking to use their services?

Use them as fast as you can. Jump on because so far these guys are driven and energetic. They are really a gem to anyone looking for product development. I’m not sure how good they are long-term, but short-term projects are definitely their thing. If you have a short to mid-sized project, this is your company. They really do everything for you. You don’t have to push anyone. They’re so proactive that we didn’t have to think about anything.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    All of the scheduling was done by them. They sent us all of the invites every other day. Our project man had to just accept what the client scheduled, but they did everything.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They came 10K lower than the closest vendor we had. Cost and quality was spot on.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    The quality was great and the commitment was amazing. The communication was never a problem. It was always proactive.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I did recommend them to other companies I know.

iOS Development for Sales Platform Marketplace

"They helped me create the app I wanted to create."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Sep. 2015 - June 2016
Project summary: 

111 Minutes designed and developed an iOS app to connect people with other users who are willing to act as shoppers and purchasers. The team performed frontend and backend development and functionality.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Miami, Florida
Slava Diaudura
Freelancer
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The final app has gotten 8,000 downloads in the US alone. 111 Minutes performed testing and fixes for a full 2 months after the app was launched. The team delivered on time and within budget, and proposed functionality changes to give the app better functionality. 

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

BuyForMe is a sales platform which helps users find people who can go into a store, buy goods, and source a courier for shipping them.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with 111 Minutes?

I needed to create an easy-to-use app which anyone could utilize. This was my first time building such a platform.  

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

111 Minutes designed and developed my app for iOS from scratch, along with the backend server. I didn’t have any specific features in place; they listened to what I wanted to do, showed me potential functionality designs, and allowed me to choose one.

I worked with Tanya Kucherenko, the owner of the company, as well as with Evgen Vasilenko, who acted as project manager. He liaised the communication with the other members of the team. We spoke twice a day during the development.

How did you come to work with 111 Minutes?

They were recommended to me by a friend who had used them. I didn’t look at other options.

How much have you invested with 111 Minutes?

The cost of their work was $14,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

I started working with 111 Minutes in September or October 2015. The whole process took around 6 months, ending in April or May. We maintained communication for around 2 months after the completion, for the testing and bug-fixing period. The app was released on the app store in June 2016.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any evidence that would demonstrate the productivity, quality of work, or the impact of the engagement?

The app was completed and is working fine. People have made transactions through it. I am doing marketing for it, and have had around 8,000 downloads in the U.S.

How did 111 Minutes perform from a project management standpoint?

They were good in this respect. Everything was delivered on budget, but the timeline was extended after 111 Minutes proposed some changes which would make the app better. We would have finished on time with the initial specifications. We communicated via Skype. There were no time or language barriers. I speak Russian and so does 111 Minutes’ team.

What did you find most impressive about 111 Minutes?

They provided a lot of changes for free and gave me a special rate. I had a set budget for creating the app, but we made a number of design changes after it was completed.

What tips or recommendations could you share that might increase the likelihood of success with 111 Minutes?

Not specifically, but I would recommend 111 Minutes if someone asked me for a developer.

5.0
Overall Score 111 Minutes’ work was perfect.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They met the deadlines we set.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    I contacted 3 different companies about the cost of creating the app. It would have been much more expensive than with 111 Minutes.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    I have no negative comments for 111 Minutes. They helped me create the app I wanted to create.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    They are professionals, and have a good portfolio, which now includes my app as well.

Innovative Healthcare App Dev

“111 Minutes was always upfront, open to suggestions, and not afraid to share if they had a better idea.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
June 2016 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

111 Minutes is helping to build an innovative social app to connect patients with chronic conditions. The team worked with staff to create an MVP, and are now developing full-fledged iOS and Android apps.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
St. Louis, Missouri
Project Manager, Start-up
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

111 Minutes has been refreshingly honest about the scope and timeline, setting realistic expectations from the start of the engagement. Since developers can interact directly with their counterparts at 111 Minutes, the development process has been quite straightforward.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am a project manager for a company trying to break into the healthcare space. We’re based in St. Louis, Missouri. Our projects focus on facilitating conversation and interaction between different stakeholders in the industry. One of our biggest projects is an application tailored to individual doctors. It allows physicians to schedule appointments for patients and keep track of medication. The app also provides a confidential and direct way for patients to ask questions outside of office hours.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with 111 Minutes?

We are in the process of launching a new product. It’s a social network for patients with chronic illnesses and people who have to spend large amounts of time in healthcare centers. The platform would let users connect, discuss treatment options, and share their experiences and stories.

We have a small in-house tech team, but they’re busy with our other product. Since it’s expensive to hire people in the U.S., we thought about giving other providers a chance. Unfortunately, we’d had mixed results with outstaffing firms before. We wanted to try again and find a more professional group.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We made a detailed spec in-house using our own developers, designers, and managers. They outlined our vision and created some wireframes. We wrote out in pretty good detail what we wanted and passed it on to 111 Minutes. After we gave the specs, 111 Minutes provided specific cost and timeline estimations. They also gave feedback, questions, and suggestions about the product.

The biggest functionality of our platform is that it would let users find peers by region and based on the chronic illnesses they suffer from. 111 Minutes helped us sort out how users could filter by location and condition, making it a clean UI [user interface] experience. With an app, there isn’t that much space for poking around, but they followed the rule of having only one feature per page.

They also suggested moving forward with an MVP [minimum viable product] on iOS. They put together a basic version of the application as well as a website mockup, both of which we liked. We decided to move forward not only with a full-fledged iOS app but also an Android one.

When we started, I was introduced to my counterpart from 111 Minutes. I believe that we worked with 5 full-time developers, some of whom may have been rotated during crunch times. We had 1 Java developer, 1 for iOS, a couple of Ruby on Rails developers, and a designer who also did frontend work.

How did you come to work with 111 Minutes?

We started asking our friends in the tech world who were facing similar challenges. Everyone has a horror story about outstaffing and outsourcing. After we sent requests for proposal to around 15 companies, one of our tech people brought in the name 111 Minutes.

111 Minutes was the strongest in terms of open communication and past work. We were surprised by how open they were. I’d worked with other companies where everyone said “yes” to everything and failed to deliver on it. 111 Minutes was open to telling us when an expectation could be challenging and if we should reorient our timeframe. Whenever there was a roadblock, they were upfront about it. They explained to us what the situation was and how they intended to resolve it. We use the Agile methodology in-house and felt that they were taking that ethic to the vendor-employer relationship.

How much have you invested with 111 Minutes?

So far, the cost of their work has been around $60,000–$65,000. We’ve been meeting our budgets, and we are happy with what we have. We’ve blown money before on providers who couldn’t deliver as well as on people who low-balled the estimate as a trick to get us to sign on.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with 111 Minutes in June 2016. We haven’t launched it yet, but the web, Android, and iOS apps are complete. We want to publicize the platform and make sure that we have enough users in place at the autumn launch. There is still some ongoing collaboration with 111 Minutes, but I’ve moved on to a different project so I can’t give specifics.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any evidence that would demonstrate the productivity, quality of work, or the impact of the engagement?

111 Minutes made the development process easy. Our tech team was allowed to interact with 111 Minutes’ people, give feedback, and help shape what was created. As a result, it will be a lot easier to maintain the application after launch and after we’ve started making changes to it ourselves.

How did 111 Minutes perform from a project management standpoint?

I interacted mostly with Katya, their project manager. Our tech team also connected with some of 111 Minutes’ staff, including their Ruby on Rails developers. They were open to this, which was helpful since I am not a technical person myself. Our developers could ask more detailed questions, give feedback, perform code reviews, and bounce ideas off of each other. I have no complaints about our project manager or any of the people she was managing. It was a straightforward process.

What did you find most impressive about 111 Minutes?

I understood where the team was every step of the way. Everything was clear. 111 Minutes was always upfront, open to suggestions, and not afraid to share if they had a better idea.

Are there any areas 111 Minutes could improve?

At this point, no. There may have been something to say along the way, but I have nothing specific.

What tips or recommendations could you share that might increase the likelihood of success with 111 Minutes?

If the client is looking for a group of people to become involved in long-term projects and wants to have interactions about those projects, 111 Minutes is the way to go. If one prefers to be more hands-off and give simple tasks to a team, it might not be a good fit.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    If there was a deadline which needed to be adjusted, they explained why. They had good reasons.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    111 Minutes was upfront about what they thought the budget would be and met it.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They gave us what we wanted, worked closely with us, and were communicative.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I’ve already recommended 111 Minutes to some people in our IT community.

Sports App Dev for International School

"[T]hey respected their price quotes to the cent."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Jan. - Apr. 2017
Project summary: 

111 Minutes created a sports training app (iOS and Android) to encourage improved athletic performance among students through tailored recommendations, developing the solution for mobile and tablet.

The Reviewer
 
51 - 200 Employees
 
Marseille, France
Thomas Raguin
Boarding Supervisor, IBS
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The new app has already attracted excitement from both partners and parents, thanks to the personalized functionalities provided by 111 Minutes. The team’s proactive workflow, transparent reporting, and consistent availability earned them perfect feedback.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m a boarding school coordinator for the International Bilingual School, which provides high-end education for students from around the world in both academics and sports. We’re based near Marseilles, France. Since I’m involved in IT and tech, the headmaster picked me for gathering contacts and quotes and to act as project lead on behalf of the school.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with 111 Minutes?

We are not a tech company, so we needed a partner who could develop an app for our sports students. The product needed to help students monitor their training and nutrition in order to improve their performance. Our school competes in football, horse riding, and tennis, and we wanted to plan collective training for all students, as each athlete has specific needs in terms of nutrition.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

111 Minutes developed our iOS and Android app for both phones and tablets. They used Swift for the iOS app and Python on the server side.

The app allows users to enter their age, sex, and practiced sports. Based on these variables, it will monitor students’ training and tell them what to do. We have dieticians, teachers, and kinesiologists who design training plans.

The app is meant for private use by 200 of our students, and it will not be launched on app stores. We have an NDA in place for protecting our data, but if the app is a success, we may market it in later years.

How did you come to work with 111 Minutes?

We had a tight budget for outsourcing, and Eastern European companies offer a big advantage in this situation. They usually provide complete teams at half the price of a French developer. I used to work in Ukraine and have some contacts in the region. I researched providers on Google, Upwork, and Clutch and contacted several companies, including 111 Minutes. The review system on Clutch was very clean, and 111 Minutes had good feedback on their page, so I picked them. I’ve been happy with my choice.

How much have you invested with 111 Minutes?

The cost of their work was $15,000, and it was delivered in 3 phases.

What is the status of this engagement?

The design process took 3 months, starting in January and ending in April of 2017. The project is concluded for now. We plan to start using the app fully later in 2017, at the start of the school’s next sports program. We may bring 111 Minutes back if our coordination team discovers any glitches.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any evidence that would demonstrate the productivity, quality of work, or the impact of the engagement?

We have notified parents and partner teams about the application on our website. Everyone has expressed excitement about it since individual training methods are much more satisfying than broader strategies, both for parents and the sports teams. The app also offers a commercial advantage for us over other for-profit schools. Even though we haven’t used the app yet, the simple fact that we have it gives us a better image.

How did 111 Minutes perform from a project management standpoint?

We monitored their progress through Basecamp, and I was satisfied with their progress and daily involvement. It was the first time we’d seen such transparency from an outsourced provider. For our website, we employed a French company that had a much less transparent approach.

The QA contact and project manager from 111 Minutes were always available to answer questions, and they respected their price quotes to the cent. As a test app, the project didn’t have an extended budget. 111 Minutes delivered all the features we needed within that budget and timeline.

What did you find most impressive about 111 Minutes?

We communicated several times per week with 111 Minutes’ sales team and CEO over Skype and WhatsApp. As far as I know, we were their first French customer, so they really took care of us. They were always available to talk, even at 11 PM. My boss is not a technical person, so when I had to explain details to him, they made sure I had the right words available.

Are there any areas 111 Minutes could improve?

Everything we needed was delivered on time and within budget, and they were always available. I can’t think of anything they could improve.

5.0
Overall Score I was satisfied with everything, and I’ve loved our experience with 111 Minutes.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    We were able to contact them quickly for a quote. Everything was delivered on time.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They were exactly within budget. In terms of design and graphics, we were given the ability to change the identity of the product and received more options than we asked for.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    111 Minutes delivered everything we wanted. We always had great interactions, and they were very responsive.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    Our parent company may need applications for different fields in the future. We plan to reach out to 111 Minutes for this work.

Enterprise Mobile App Dev Support for Software Company

"They managed to commit to the project after a couple meetings and delivered within our timeframe."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Jan. - Mar. 2017
Project summary: 

111 Minutes enhanced and made additions to a web-based application in PHP. They collaborated with an internal backend team, integrated with an existing API, and used a Yii framework and a MySQL database.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine
Anton Krass
Managing Director, Austechsystems
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

111 Minutes delivered high-quality work using the existing infrastructure within one month. They require little management, and they’re able to allocate resources quickly. 111 caught and fixed all major bugs before launching, and they handle change requests, QA, and communication efficiently.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

Austechsystems is a software development house mostly focused on backend and web development using LAMP stack, mainly PHP and NodeJS. We’re a mid-sized company working globally, including Australia, New Zealand, Europe, and the United States. I’m the managing director.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with 111 Minutes?

We didn’t have a mobile development department when we first hired 111, and I didn’t want to create one. We had a client from Hong Kong that requested a web-based application. We built it, but the decision was made to add extra features that required native mobile clients. We needed to find a reliable mobile team who could help us build that on top of what we already built.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We have used 111 from time to time to augment our team. This particular application was built in PHP using a Yii framework. We built an API for the web client and MySQL was the main database. 111 had to work with the API we already had in place. There were minor adjustments, but overall, they managed to utilize existing infrastructure and API, and hooked up a new mobile client. It went really smoothly. This is a mid-sized project that’s for corporations but not for the public. It’s an enterprise intranet app which is redistributed internally. These types of projects require extra care and attention, but 111 did really well.

How did you come to work with 111 Minutes?

We needed someone who could deliver within a month using a preexisting infrastructure. We had already delivered the web application, which worked perfectly. When I tried to find a reliable team, even though I have a technical background, I still scouted through a few other contacts who are not technical, but business-minded. One of my UK contacts mentioned 111. We had a meeting and they started the next day. I was pleased that they were able to allocate a team for us with such short notice. Their portfolio and feedback from a few of their clients was really good. I also spoke with developers who used to work for them, and they said they have a good working environment.

How much have you invested with 111 Minutes?

We spent between $10,000 and $50,000 on the project.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with them in January 2017, and the project was completed in March 2017. They have been providing support after that as well.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any evidence that would demonstrate the productivity, quality of work, or the impact of the engagement?

They had to request support from the backend developer five or six times, and the rest they handled on their end. We didn’t have to invest a lot of time babysitting them. We have a limited budget for the project, and they fit within our budget. They also kept to the deadline. They handled QA really well, and any bugs were discovered before it was released into production. There was nothing major discovered after it was released. They also handle change requests really well.

How did 111 Minutes perform from a project management standpoint?

They allocated one project manager. We communicated through Skype, JIRA, and phone, and the communication was good.

What did you find most impressive about 111 Minutes?

They managed to commit to the project after a couple meetings and delivered within our timeframe, which really surprised me. They delivered what we asked for in a month.

Are there any areas 111 Minutes could improve?

No. I hope they can grow and we’ll continue to work with them in the future. I highly recommend them as a mobile team.

5.0
Overall Score Everything went well and I’m happy. I’d highly recommend them.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They delivered in one month, which is what we hoped.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I have already recommended them to people.

Web Platform Development for Crowdfunding Startup

"Without them, we couldn't do anything."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
May 2016 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

111 Minutes provides coding and design expertise for a crowdfunding website which requires a lot of technical proficiency. The website is complete, however, they still assist with questions or concerns.

The Reviewer
 
11 - 50 Employees
 
Ukraine
Project Manager, Crowdfunding Startup
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

111 Minutes expertly built the website from scratch and helped with its launch. They work fast and deliver high quality. Their expertise lies in turning vague ideas and concepts into something functional and great without much hand holding. There’s nothing they need to improve.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the project manager of a crowd-investing company similar to Kickstarter. We work with projects and collect money for them.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with 111 Minutes?

We needed someone to make the program code and design for our website.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

111 Minutes made the site from scratch. It looks like a mini bank system because we work with financial transactions. They helped us launch the site.

How did you come to work with 111 Minutes?

We were looking for a developer a long time because the technical part of this project was difficult. Our friends suggested them.

How much have you invested with 111 Minutes?

I can't tell you the exact numbers, but I can tell that we were paying them as we were planning. Without them, we couldn't do anything.

What is the status of this engagement?

We've been working together for a year. They've already finished the project but they help us whenever we have questions.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any evidence that would demonstrate the productivity, quality of work, or the impact of the engagement?

Their work was really good and quick. We gave them some ideas, and they turned them into something practically perfect. We didn't need to spend a lot of time in explaining things. We can now actually see the statistics on our website.

How did 111 Minutes perform from a project management standpoint?

They have a good team.

What did you find most impressive about 111 Minutes?

They work very quickly.

Are there any areas 111 Minutes could improve?

I don’t think so. Everything's okay.

What tips or recommendations could you share that might increase the likelihood of success with 111 Minutes?

Don't be afraid to communicate with them because they are really understanding. You can give them just a brief idea and they will make sense of it.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They were quick.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    They are good guys.

Ruby and Java Development for Russian Startup

“111 Minutes had a good project manager who went into a lot of detail.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Jul. 2015 - April 2016
Project summary: 

In tandem with an internal dev team, resources from 111 Minutes built a custom online marketplace for chefs using Ruby on Rails. They handled project management and resolved any issues in the platform.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Russia
CTO, Russian Startup
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

111 Minutes provided first-rate project management and QA, which allowed the app to be completed quickly. Aside from a fast delivery, clients can also expect detailed feedback and reporting. When working with 111 Minutes, it helps to provide clear specifications at the start of the project.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I was the CTO of a Russian-based startup. It was like Airbnb for chefs—you could order the chef, and he would come to your house and cook for you.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with 111 Minutes?

111 Minutes did the web development for our product.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We had a technical team, but 111 Minutes also helped us build the core, so their work was related to architecture, server setup, and some frontend stuff. I can say that the project was completed between our technical team and theirs. They also did design, consulting, and support in addition to the web development and architecture work. We used Ruby on Rails and JavaScript.

How did you come to work with 111 Minutes?

Someone from my connections recommended them—I don't remember exactly who.

How much have you invested with 111 Minutes?

I believe we’ve spent approximately $50,000–$60,000 on their services.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in July or August 2015, and we finished work in April or May 2016.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any evidence that would demonstrate the productivity, quality of work, or the impact of the engagement?

I’ve since left the company, but I was satisfied with 111 Minutes’ performance. We had a key date when we had to start, and this date was related to hiring chefs. I think we started to hire chefs for the project in November 2015. We had to do a lot of testing for phase one in November.

How did 111 Minutes perform from a project management standpoint?

Their project management was good. 111 Minutes provided a project manager and QA, though the project manager had done QA as well. They collected bugs themselves and reported to us what they found for us to prioritize. In general, I was happy with their QA system. There weren’t too many bugs. Our project was in its early stages and was not that big, but 111 Minutes did a good job.

What did you find most impressive about 111 Minutes?

111 Minutes had a good project manager who went into a lot of detail. We provided them good specifications, so they didn't ask too many questions. They reviewed all of the elements we specified, and I was happy with the reporting and delivery process. I believe the project manager did everything she could from her side to deliver fast, which actually happened. She was useful and gave us some advice. I was happy with 111 Minutes and what they did for us. They completed the project quickly, and I have done my exit quickly as well. I’ve also had a few conversations with their COO. She was very useful, and she tried to make my life comfortable. They’re a good team.

What tips or recommendations could you share that might increase the likelihood of success with 111 Minutes?

If you work with an outsourced company, you have to give the details from your side. You have to find the time to focus on the project and describe it to the team that is doing the outsourcing. You need to be careful with the details and try to keep track of them as well. You have to understand that they’re integrated into your company.

5.0
Overall Score They’ve done exactly what I requested.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    I want to give them a perfect rating for everything.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    I want to give them a perfect rating for everything.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    The quality was high enough. They worked until the project was a success, and then we sold it to another company.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I will definitely recommend 111 Minutes. If I build something new and want to outsource, I would definitely want to work with the same developers and project manager.

Development for Weight Loss Service

"11Minutes understood the nuances of my business and were able to troubleshoot things on their own without asking me a ton of questions."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Dec. 2016 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

111Minutes provided a brand-new website with intuitive design and user flow. It was also key to create a simple backend to allow employees to make regular, quick updates.

The Reviewer
 
2-10 employees
 
Los Angeles, California Area
Founder, Weight Loss Service
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

111Minutes delivered a beautiful and intuitive website and backend. They required very little suggestions and changes because they understand the client's industry very well.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

We're a premium meal delivery service for the purpose of weight-loss and nutrition. I am the owner of the business.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with 111Minutes?

All our business is done online, so we need a comprehensive and customized frontend and backend. We wanted to create a good UX [user experience], with a beautiful and easy to navigate interface, but the website also needed to do the work which used to be handled manually by our team. A different company rebuilt it initially, over a 1-year period. In the end, it was still not functioning properly, and it went 4 times over budget.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

111Minutes provided frontend and backend development for our website. Over the course of a month, 111Minutes did more than what our original developer did in a year and a half. The experience was quick and efficient; it was unbelievable to work with 111Minutes.

How did you come to work with 111Minutes?

After breaking away from the old development team, I lost hope in finding another team. I found 111Minutes online through a dedicated portal and reached out to them. The response was professional, quick, and organized. 111Minutes also had an affordable price and seemed able to do great work.

How much have you invested with 111Minutes?

The cost of 111Minutes' work was $7,500, which is a much lower figure than our previous website build.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with 111Minutes in December 2016. The work is almost finished; we're rounding up the last bits. 111Minutes has done a great job, so we plan to keep them as an ongoing tech team. Our website is always evolving, so it's nice to have found a team which can handle this for us.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any evidence that would demonstrate the productivity, quality of work, or the impact of the engagement?

111Minutes moved quickly and did things right the first time. There was very little cross-checking which we needed to perform. 111Minutes understood the nuances of my business and were able to troubleshoot things on their own without asking me a ton of questions.

How did 111Minutes perform from a project management standpoint?

We were very transparent around what we needed to be done, and how 111Minutes should execute it. They gave us a project budget, which I appreciated. Many other web teams have hourly contracts, which can be tricky since we can never know exactly how much is getting done. If there are bugs in the work, fixing them costs extra.

Communication with 111Minutes is very easy, which is a big deal when working remotely. Our developer never changed throughout the project. 111Minutes also assigned a project manager, and everything was documented in Basecamp. I was given daily recaps of the work, so I could check it and give feedback. There were no issues to report on, so we didn't have a lot of back-and-forth with 111Minutes.

What did you find most impressive about 111Minutes?

In the past, rebuilding the website was the most stressful part of our business. I've been thrilled with 111Minutes' results. They do excellent work; they are very professional, polite, efficient, and affordable. I can't believe I found 111Minutes, and I wish I had gone to them years ago.

Are there any areas 111Minutes could improve?

My only complaint is that I have to wire invoices to 111Minutes, which has a $50 cost. It's a bit of an inconvenience which I have to incur on my end. Using PayPal or some other form of payment would be an improvement, but it's not a big issue.

What tips or recommendations could you share that might increase the likelihood of success with 111Minutes?

As long as they know exactly what they want to be done and communicate it clearly, 111Minutes will be able to run with it. This can save a lot of time during the actual process, and allow 111Minutes to take over the project.

 
5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    111Minutes has been good at sticking to the schedule, which I've found impossible with other teams.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    We could find cheaper solutions, but you get what you pay for. 111Minutes' work was 100 times better than the last web team's work and has cost 5 times less.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    The work has been impeccable, and I haven't had any issues with 111Minutes' deliverables.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Branding & Logo Design for Home Automation Startup

"111 Minutes demonstrated their abilities beyond what I was expecting."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Sept. 2016
Project summary: 

111 Minutes was hired to develop the client's public image via branding and logo design. The project only took about a month, during which 111 Minutes made several suggestions and worked quickly to produce a unique and interesting design.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 employees
 
Ukraine
Allen Zaydlin
Founder, Atomato
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The client is extremely pleased with the design work done by 111 Minutes, especially since it is difficult to produce unique work when many things in the market are conventional. The client particularly appreciated how organized and structured 111 Minutes was in terms of project management.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am the founder of Atomato, a new company focusing on aspects of home automation. Our main message focuses on home automation, which is a widespread topic at the moment. From our experience, being able to understand, install, and implement these kinds of tools requires a sophisticated user. We're trying to bring our products to less technically-savvy people.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with 111 Minutes?

We were at the point of needing to design our web interfaces as well as the rest of the public-facing company image. Since this undertaking is geared towards the general public, I felt it was necessary to invest in building an appropriate logo. I have been involved with other B2B [business-to-business] companies who have a maximum audience of a few thousand other companies, so they don't require their logo to have a widespread appeal.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

111 Minutes developed a corporate identity and logo for my company.

How did you come to work with 111 Minutes?

I was in search of someone who could come up with good ideas, a visual logo, and a corporate identity, not necessarily just a website developer. Since we have an office in Ukraine, I scanned the local market.

I was pleasantly impressed with 111 Minutes' online portfolio. I was attracted by the sleek, unconventional, and fresh approach. I had used other design companies in the past who were able to design nice logos but were ultimately conventional. Ten years ago, every company tried to build its website differently, but now they all pretty much look the same: a large image and font on the front page and informational sections. 111 Minutes had been involved in some interesting and unique projects, so I made a note of them and came back when the need emerged.

How much have you invested with 111 Minutes?

I cannot provide an exact figure, but the cost was appropriate for two weeks' worth of work. 111 Minutes is not the cheapest option for this type of work within the Ukraine market, but the cost was worth it and I would definitely engage them again.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with 111 Minutes four weeks ago. We've had a short project, so implementation wasn't very difficult. The whole process of showing me prototypes, getting feedback on them and finalizing the work only took around two weeks.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any evidence that would demonstrate the productivity, quality of work, or the impact of the engagement?

I have been working in the software development business world for a long time. My understanding of it comes from an engineering standpoint: taking the time to evaluate if the required functionality can be built and actually developing it. My artwork project with 111 Minutes was very atypical for me; it didn't come with any guidelines or guarantees of a result. Much of it was centered on the art itself and whether or not I liked it. There is no measuring tool for evaluating if it had been done correctly. Even if these aren't expensive or lengthy projects, the uncertainty around the outcome remains in my mind.

Within this artistic chaos, I was impressed with 111 Minutes' structure. They went through a very thorough interview and wrote down goals, making me think about things that I wouldn't normally express. 111 Minutes collected and thematically organized a lot of information about what I was planning to do with the business, to whom it would appeal, and so forth.

I didn't like the first iteration at all. It was completely unlike what I was expecting. 111 Minutes produced a very quick correction, and the work that was done after our initial drafting week was pretty much the final result.

It was also a great educational experience in highlighting many of the technical elements that need to be considered when designing a logo. It's probably standard practice in the industry, but I didn't know some of these things after many years of engaging similar companies. We considered how the logo would look in monochrome, with a dark background, printed onto a binder, and so on. We tested all of these things with different sizes. 111 Minutes produced a guideline stating the minimum size at which the logo was printable in conjunction with other elements on the page before losing its clarity. 111 Minutes made ample documentation for as simple an element as a logo.

How did 111 Minutes perform from a project management standpoint?

For a project that was only spread over three weeks, I found it strange that 111 Minutes took the time to create a schedule and a lot of documentation. They applied the same organizational approach as they would have done for a larger project and followed it to perfection.

What did you find most impressive about 111 Minutes?

111 Minutes took what they did seriously, and I appreciated that. For that part of the world, it's less common to see this, so it was refreshing to have a professional approach.

Are there any areas 111 Minutes could improve?

No. 111 Minutes demonstrated their abilities beyond what I was expecting. In my experience, a short project like this one may not have required such management overhead, but 111 Minutes had a well-established structure.

What tips or recommendations could you share that might increase the likelihood of success with 111 Minutes?

I would advise clients to give 111 Minutes a shot. This isn't engineering, so there are no guarantees that 111 Minutes would be able to reproduce my own results. In this chaotic subjective field, 111 Minutes created things that offer some degree of confidence.

5.0
Overall Score 111 Minutes was very ethical and professional.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    This was a measurable metric.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    The cost was on the lower end of the estimates.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    The work was excellent.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

iOS Development for Auction Business

"111 Minutes distinguished themselves by their openness, ease of reach, and professionalism."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
Project summary: 

111 Minutes developed an iOS mobile auction house app central to the business. Using a provided backend and initial design, the team implemented the app that provides valuation tools and selling options.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Sweden
Owner, Auction Business
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

111 Minutes was engaged and proactive, actively dissussing the complex features of the app, reporting any issues or setbacks, and decision points. The team delivered a high quality of work, completed adequate QA testing, and provided extra man-power to ensure the project was completed on time.

BACKGROUND

Klue offers a platform connecting private persons with valuation experts from the Auction House industry.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

A central element of the Klue service is its mobile app, which was entirely implemented by 111 Minutes. The app developed by 111 is used by individuals to order professional valuations and descriptions of their more exclusive belongings. It is in that respect, very similar to traditional auction houses, where experts estimate the price of your things, with a fundamental difference that Klue leaves you free to choose yourself where to further sell your belongings. 

SOLUTION

I was looking for a developer and found them by recommendation from someone who had been in touch with them regarding app development.

111 Minutes provided us with project management and development support as well as designer time. Based on a backend API [application programming interface] that we provided and an initial InVision design of the app's screens, they were able to implement the mobile app pretty much in the time previously forecasted, and with few surprises.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

111 Minutes distinguished themselves by their openness, ease of reach, and professionalism.

They were proactive, actively discussing the more complex aspects of the app, informing us on time of issues that they discovered, or choices that needed deciding. 111 Minutes followed an agile development process with 2 week iterations and a direct line of contact between their developers and ours, hence making it easy and quick to solve problems.

Timewise, 111's original estimates of delivery dates for the various milestones were met with reasonable precision, and they were willing to add extra man-power to the project when problems occurred in order to meet the deadlines.

The code provided holds a high level of quality and went through proper QA [quality assurance] testing.

111 Minutes has broad in-house competence and were able to help us quickly on a few focused web-design projects.

Last but not least, they are a young company of bright people, and working with them was real fun!

4.5
Overall Score
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer