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3topia is a young and growing group of high-skilled designers and developers working together on building premium software solutions. We believe our current development price is in the best buy phase - you get premium software solutions for a non-premium price.

The goal is to become the agency for custom AI solutions. Currently, we are trying to build an infrastructure of quality developers by building high-quality software. 3topia designed & developed multiple mobile, web apps, and enterprise solutions, but we also have expertise building AI and IoT solutions.

We’re trying to change the perception of the software agency, the software product and the software team.

  • Instead of forcing one technology, we are a technology-agnostic agency with specialized individuals so we can use technology which will best solve your problem.
  • The product we provide is not only the bare software but the accomplishments of your business goals as well.
  • The team is not only us. We welcome you, your domain experts, and decision-makers to be part of the team. That way everyone feels ownership of the final product.

Seems utopian, but it’s real!

 
$5,000+
 
$50 - $99 / hr
 
2 - 9
 Founded
2017
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Zagreb, Croatia
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    Zagreb 10000
    Croatia

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Nightlife App Dev Support for Development Company

"They were connected to our real needs and put together a plan to fulfill them."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Jan. - Mar. 2018
Project summary: 

Using React Native, 3topia designed and developed Android and iOS mobile apps that allowed users to search for activities and venues to promote events. The apps included GPS features.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Zagreb, Croatia
Marin Glibić
CTO, Enterwell
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Both apps achieved the initial goal in a user-friendly, cost-effective manner. 3topia not only delivered an excellent product, but also helped the company refine their ideas and expectations. They managed the project independently, fixing issues quickly and keeping the internal team fully informed. 

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am a co-founder and the CTO of Enterwell, a software design and development company from Zagreb, Croatia. We develop software for many different clients, mainly enterprise solutions. Our second team specializes in website and web application development. We mainly work with React on the frontend and Microsoft .NET and PHP on the backend.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with 3topia?

We work with a broad selection of clients, one of whom needed a mobile application. We contacted our good friends at 3topia to help since we didn’t have enough time to finish the job on our own. 

The client had the idea to curate a list of bars, pubs, and clubs in Munich, Germany. He was aiming to attract students who didn’t know the city, but wanted to find places to hang out and relax in during their free time. The aim was to allow client venues to provide information about their establishments, including events and promotions, and attract the right audience.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Our client asked for an Android and iOS application. They were not technical, and didn’t allocate enough budget to develop both versions at an acceptable level of quality. The team from 3topia suggested that we develop a React Native application for both platforms. That was acceptable for our client and their budget, and it also worked great for us.

The first feature gives users a list of venues in their proximity. The app sends the user's coordinates to a server, retrieves data from that server, and presents it to the user. The information is available in list form and on Google Maps. Users can see the nearest establishments, click on any one, and see details like working hours, descriptions, galleries, and upcoming events.

I wasn't a project manager until the end, so I don’t know if the map feature was launched to production. 3topia delivered it working well, but it’s possible that the client decided to leave the functionality out of the application.

We assigned our own designer for the project. The client had had a good previous experience with us, and they wanted our designers to work on the application. Even though 3topia was not tasked with design, they worked closely with us and they helped us in this area. They didn’t produce graphics, but they did help us with the design.

The client loved the work produced by our designer, but it was hard to use in production for both Android and iOS. The client also had some ideas that didn’t follow the guidelines of the operating systems. The team from 3topia helped us convince the client that there was a better approach. In the end, the client agreed with them. 

What is the team composition?

We worked with one developer and another member who helped us with design. We focused on web development, but 3topia imparted valuable knowledge about decisions that needed to be made on the mobile side.

How did you come to work with 3topia?

One of their founders had worked with us earlier in his career. He proved himself as a good developer during his time at Enterwell. He was always responsible, and he handled a bit of software architecture on his own. He didn’t need anything to be drawn or specified for him in too much detail. He knew how to work independently.

After some time working with us, he opened his own company with two friends. We maintained a good relationship with them. When our client asked us to develop a mobile application on a tight delivery schedule, we knew that we should call someone we trusted. We needed someone who had proven that they could quickly deliver a high-quality version of what we asked. We required testing to ensure that there would be no embarrassing bugs in the production version.

The partner needed to talk to our client and handle project management on their end. They needed to deliver quality software stories to us, and, in the end, a software product to our client.

How much have you invested with them?

The cost of their work was around 50,000 HRK ($7,940  USD).

What is the status of this engagement?

The current project started in January 2018. It needed to be delivered by March 1, but the client was late with their deliverables. We didn’t have any info about the objects that would be inserted into the application.

The development start got delayed, but that wasn't an issue for 3topia. They prepared everything they could based on the information they had. When the data from the client came, they simply inserted it and made corrections. It was a great experience for me. Even though the client was late, 3topia predicted what the app would be and prepared almost everything. When the data came, they only had a few adjustments to make.

Development went as scheduled. 3topia’s part of the work was delivered in March 2018. The client wanted to wait on the website.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The client wanted their team to deploy the application. We transferred the code to them, and they deployed it. They weren't in the tech business, but 3topia educated them about what to expect during software and mobile app development. The client got a good idea of what they should expect throughout the process.

After everything was finished, the client was very satisfied with the product. We had only discussed one type of application, but they received high-quality Android and iOS versions. They didn’t have any issues with the apps. 3topia quickly fixed any issues we discovered during testing, and they were always available to answer questions from us or the client.

How did 3topia perform from a project management standpoint?

We managed the project without resources from 3topia. We used Trello for time tracking and GitLab for task tracking.

What did you find most impressive about them?

We had a briefing with the client, who had a vague idea of what they wanted to make. They knew what they wanted to deliver to their customers, but didn’t know how to get to that point. 3topia did almost everything, from the briefing to the delivery of the applications.

We could rely on them to deliver on every deadline we set. If we set a deadline too early in our project management meetings, they let us know that it wasn't possible to finish in that time. When we set deadlines that were too long, they let us know they could deliver more quickly. They were connected to our real needs and put together a plan to fulfill them.

Neither we nor the client needed to worry about anything. We just had to manage the website and the application's backend. 3topia did everything on the mobile side. We simply gave them a brief and a list of client expectations, and they had a professional discussion with the client to tell them everything they needed to know. They over-delivered and gave the client exactly what they wanted. No one invested any extra time in the project.

Are there any areas they could improve?

On a couple occasions, when the original planning didn’t work, they stepped in and did what we expected of them. They could have worried less for their own good.

3topia is a young company that wants to prove themselves. They did an extraordinary job, but they didn't need to fix things that weren't their fault. They weren't pushy. The client was okay with everything, but other clients may take advantage of them.

There are good and bad elements of every project. 3topia had challenges and issues, but they never reached me. They delivered everything we asked for. 

Do you have any advice for future clients of theirs?

Be open to 3topia’s suggestions. Their team can deliver anything you want. If you don't make requirements according to general guidelines, they'll let you know. If you want to develop something unconventional, they will do it. Listen to 3topia and give them responsibility. You will be rewarded, and they will enjoy working on the project.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    3topia could have charged extra for changes, but didn’t.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    I didn’t have to worry about anything.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Refinement of Platform Design for Home Care

"They aim to please, and to make sure that you’re happy, as a client."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Apr. 2018 - June 2018
Project summary: 

3topia updated the design of iOS and Android apps, as well as that of a website, where they focused on a specific page. They also identified a new name.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
New York, USA
Rose Danielle Spiegel
Co Founder, CEO, LifeShareCare
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

3topia fulfilled and surpassed project requirements while successfully integrating their personal sense of creativity. They use a flexible engagement style which allows them to adjust to client schedules, and they skillfully avoid problems traditionally associated with outsourced work.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m the co-founder and CEO of LifeShareCare, a quality assurance platform that improves transparency in the home care industry.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire 3topia?

We needed to refine our mobile and web designs.

What were your goals for this project?

Our goal was to give our platform a delightful feel, for all our user types.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

I’d worked with them on another application, and their design went a step further than what was requested of them. They also developed that application and did beautiful work.

Describe the project in detail.

We already had a development team, so we just needed supplemental design help. They generated a new name, redesigned an important page on our web-based platform, and tweaked the designs of our iOS and Android mobile apps.

What was the team composition?

We worked with three people, each with specific roles: a product manager, a development technician, and a designer.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any outcomes from the project that demonstrate progress or success?

3topia has followed our requirements to the letter, and always knows when to add their own creativity.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

They were flexible in working with our schedule and our priorities, and were always quick to return feedback and updates. Even though they’re based in Croatia, it hasn’t affected our being able to reach them and get a quick response. They’re organized, reliable, and acted the way you would hope they would.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

They simply exceed expectations. They aim to please, and to make sure that you’re happy, as a client.

Are there any areas for improvement?

Honestly, there aren’t any.

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

Business Process Web Dev for Pawn Shop Company

“I don’t know how the project could’ve gone better.”

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Jan. 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

3topia built a responsive web platform to expedite daily processes. They integrated functionalities to assist transactions, organize customer information, and store product details.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Croatia
Business Manager, Pawn Shop Chain
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

They transformed a company’s daily procedures and modernized an operational approach. The web platform can interact with data that was previously tracked using spreadsheets. 3topia consists of talented developers that work quickly, professionally, and for a better price than their competitors.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the business manager of a pawn shop chain. We buy and sell new and used goods.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with 3topia?

We needed to develop a platform with separate components for employees, managers, and owners. It needed to list all the goods we have in stock, organize client information, and include everything else related to our business.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

3topia utilized responsive web design to develop our platform, so it performs equally on mobile devices and desktops. It’s a singular platform but has different portions accessible by various staff members. Regular employees can only interact with one section of the site, while a manager like myself can utilize different elements. The owner has complete control and can access everything.

3topia also integrated the necessary functionalities to handle bills, transactions, and document client information. For example, purchasing a cell phone requires an employee to enter the product code, the selling price, and other item details into the system. We also advertise products, so they integrated a popup feature that lets us know when to remove an item that’s been sold.

What is the team composition?

They assigned three people to the project, but I’ve only been in touch with Luka (Co-Founder, 3topia).

How did you come to work with 3topia?

We contacted a few companies from our country due to their many years of experience. However, they were expensive and we liked that 3topia was a younger team. We hired them and the collaboration has been good so far.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent $24,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with 3topia in January 2018. The platform is almost complete and we’re currently testing it to make sure everything works correctly.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The new platform simplifies tasks that were previously tedious. 3topia’s work makes running the business significantly easier.

How did 3topia perform from a project management standpoint?

They work fast and are really professional. If testing goes okay, we’ll likely complete the project on time.

What did you find most impressive about them?

I’m not a programmer, but my perception is that the work they did was very complicated. We were previously using spreadsheets to manage data relating to customers, products, and everything else. 3topia successfully implemented everything we need on the new platform. They’ve revamped how we run the business.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I don’t know how the project could’ve gone better. We thought the process would take longer than it has.

Do you have any advice for future clients of theirs?

Carefully consider each company’s bid when looking for new vendors. 3topia’s price could be lower, but we’ve received higher offers from other companies to do the same work.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They had a lower cost than other companies and honored the price we agreed on.
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    We haven’t received the final deliverables, but everything’s been excellent thus far.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Engagement App Dev for Nonprofit

"[T]hey were not only willing to be flexible, but also really got behind what we were doing."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
4.5
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Aug. 2017 - May 2018
Project summary: 

Using React, 3topia built an iOS and Android application that allowed users to make donations, follow news, and interact with other members. The app integrated with an existing CRM. 

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
New York, New York
Ari Cohen
Product Owner, United Hatzalah
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Although the app launched very recently, it quickly generated positive press, attracted new donors, and helped raise over half a million dollars in additional funds. 3topia's flexible structure, enthusiastic attitude, and impeccable organization made them a perfect partner. 

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I work with 3topia in my capacity as the head of product for United Hatzalah. The organization is also called Israel Rescue, and was founded in Israel to transport volunteer ambulance medics and personnel to accidents and terror attack scenes as quickly as possible. The volunteer network they built successfully brought down response times across Israel from 10–20 minutes to two or three.

The organization in Israel was impressive. As it grew, more countries wanted to build similar models. Some people volunteer, and others provide funds for specialized motorcycles called “ambucycles" and other technologies and services that get people to emergencies as quickly as possible.

The service has launched in Panama, New York, and Washington, D.C., and is launching in a bunch of cities and countries all around the world. This organization has almost no religious affiliation. It just brings together people who want to save lives.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with 3topia?

I’ve been a part of the charity for several years through donations and my family. Over the last two years, they started an initiative to build an application and launch it to tech platforms in the markets where the organization operates. 

Given my tech background, I worked with 3topia to build the first iteration of a mobile app that enables people to donate and keep track of life-saving stories. Every time a person saved a life, we wrote a blog post or other piece of content about it. This was my main goal.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

3topia developed an iOS and Android app. There is a mobile-responsive version as well, but it was an app-first product. It was built in React.

They initially built the app for the New York market. Its donation elements connected to the backend of the organization’s existing CRM. 3topia had A-to-Z involvement with the CMS around the application.

The app allowed users to donate and keep track of financials and newsfeeds. Like the Facebook newsfeed, it uses push notifications to automatically share everything posted on United Hatzalah’s main blog with all the members who’ve donated. It prompted users to share every story on the app through social media.

The app is basically a social reinforcement platform for the organization, building young leadership and getting people more involved.

People can not only give monetary donations, but also donate their time and abilities. For example, a graphic designer can offer to build something for an event run by the organization. This feature has already been built, and it will be available shortly.

Soon, we’ll release a functionality that allows people to donate or sponsor specific medics, and keep track of those people’s lives. They’ll see all the rescues they’ve performed and get a one-on-one feeling, rather than the one-to-many feeling of just donating to an organization.

What is the team composition?

I’ve mainly worked with their co-founders, one of which is also the head of design. They were the only two I interacted with.

How did you come to work with 3topia?

I am on the young leadership board of United Hatzalah, and I’ve founded a few other tech companies. We've built up a team of developers in Croatia, one of whom introduced me to 3topia. My in-house resources were in over their heads and didn’t have the capacity for the project. That was our first interaction with 3topia.

My co-founder and CTO, who was also in Croatia, introduced me to their co-founder. They had either gone to school or worked together. A few people from 3topia got together and started the agency. It was a good opportunity, and I knew that I would be able to work with them on this rather than engaging in a classic outsourcing scenario.

I respected the fact that they were not only willing to be flexible, but also really got behind what we were doing. They even wanted to make some inquiries to see if they could get the organization started in Croatia. They went a bit above and beyond what the average development shop would have done.

How much have you invested with them?

The cost of the project has been slightly above $15,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

The app launched a month and a half ago. We started working with 3topia in mid to late August 2017. Our activation period was 6-8 months. If not been for the delays on our end, it would have realistically taken 3–4 months to build. 

We went through a number of iterations, and things got held up on our end more than theirs. The organization was holding a lot of events, and certain things got in the way. It’s a nonprofit, so we have certain inefficiencies.

We still need to make some tiny fixes. To their credit, they’ve been willing to help beyond the scope we discussed. 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We'll be promoting the app at a series of events in the next one to three months. There aren't enough specific numbers yet. Qualitatively, every event where we showcased the app generated a ton of buzz.

Everyone mentioned its simplicity, which allowed users to have a one-to-one relationship. They actually saw where their money was going, rather than just donating to a cause and hearing back every once in a while. Users read stories about people saving lives almost daily. That was a very nice selling point to a lot of donors.

In the last six months, they raised more than half a million dollars at these showcase events. The very clear interest showed that we were heading in the right direction.

How did 3topia perform from a project management standpoint?

They had a white-labeled, easy-to-use project management tool. We had shortcomings on our end, but the systems they used were great. They responded quickly, especially given the six-hour difference between here and Croatia. They always responded to emails in less than 30 minutes. We did almost everything over Google Hangouts and email.

What did you find most impressive about them?

I've worked with a few outsourcing and dev shops from a number of places, from Palo Alto and New York to Israel and Croatia. Each one had a bit of nuance.

Because of 3topia's position in its lifecycle, and because of our organization's status, the match couldn't have been better. They wanted to prove themselves, and we didn’t have an endless budget. They were extremely understanding, but also aggressive in a helpful way. I’ve since referred three different projects to them, and they’ve delivered on each one. It’s nice to put our name behind them.

Are there any areas they could improve?

They are a relatively young agency, in terms of how long they’ve been around, not the age of the individual team members. They needed to consider certain formal elements, such as a project management platform. They implemented it a quarter of the way through our collaboration, and it immediately made a world of difference.

They need to fill some logistical gaps. As they grow, they will realize that they should consider certain formalities. I’ve helped them fine-tune their referral agreements and other elements that will help them grow, both as an agency and individually with each of their clients.

Do you have any advice for future clients of theirs?

Don’t hesitate to give them the big picture. When working with development shops, most people are building quick websites that don’t require much thought. 3topia is most helpful when thinking through in-depth elements, not just saying yes to the initial suggestion.

View working with them as an opportunity. Don't only approach the team once they have everything specified. Approach them when you want to think through those elements. 3topia thought through a lot of the business elements, which was helpful.

4.0
Overall Score
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 4.5 NPS
    Willing to refer