FinTech & Blockchain solutions

Looking for the experts in the FinTech or Blockchain? 4ire Labs will be your long-term strategic partner helping with a full range of services required for launching the innovative FinTech or Blockchain products with the offices in Kyiv, Stockholm and Tallin, member of Parity Substrate Delivery Partners Program.

Our projects: from the open-source solutions for the Web3 Community to blockchain-based projects funded by government entities, corporate banks in the EU.

Our services: from business problem assessment to strategy-level consulting, technical vision creation to prototyping, and solution development.

Our contribution: participation in multiple hackathons (including Web3 summit), development of the open-source projects for ETH Community, co-organized the international community dedicated to the distributed governance called Dgov.

 

Quality and value. That’s what 4IRE labs all about.

 
$10,000+
 
$25 - $49 / hr
 
50 - 249
 Founded
2010
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Tallin, Estonia
headquarters
  • Kesklinna linnaosa, Tuukri 19-315,
    Tallin 10152
    Estonia
other locations
  • Klarabergsviadukten 63
    Kiyv 04071
    Sweden
  • Horuva 18
    Kyiv 04071
    Ukraine

Portfolio

Key clients: 
From the blockchain startups to enterprise projects funded by the TOP Tier Banks in Europe and government entities. Some samples: 1. Decentralized protocol between Bitcoin and Ethereum ( China) called Contractland 2. The browser extension for Aztech protocol providing for the Web3 fast privacy (The UK). 3. Blockchain-based application for the Green Debt market funded by government entities, SEB bank, Ohman, GIZ and other financial institutions ( Sweden). 4. Multi-cluster Hyperledger fabric production infrastructure for automotive industry startup ( The USA).
Green Assets Wallet -  blockchain based platform for a transparent and efficient green debt market Image

Green Assets Wallet - blockchain based platform for a transparent and efficient green debt market

Platform for Greeb Debt Management 

SOCIAL IMPACT:

Supported by SEB bank, government entities in Sweden and Germany. The Green Assets Wallet (GAW) is a unique case where blockchain brings the real value for investors, validators, issuers of the Green Bonds. The platform is built on blockchain aimed to make the investments into green bonds more transparent and immutable Green Impact

Verification. 

More on https://greenassetswallet.org/

OUR ROLE:

The full-stack development & Integration Chromia Blockchain

WHY WE

- Proven expertise in FinTech development

- Solid blockchain technical background

- Expertise in securities

- Senior blockchain specialists

- Local presence

Booking & Payment app for the restaurants in Sweden Image

Booking & Payment app for the restaurants in Sweden

Smart restaurant booking platform

SOCIAL IMPACT:

Integrated with 100 Top restaurants in Sweden

More on: https://www.maitres.com/

OUR ROLE:

iOS and backend development, tech support, security module.

WHY WE:

- Presence on the Scandinavian market

- Excellent mobile development record

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Trustworthiness
Mobile App and Web Development for Recycle Chain Image

Mobile App and Web Development for Recycle Chain

Recycle Chain is a hub for selecting and investing in ICO pools.

Users find the campaigns that give preferences to the pools and establish solid relations between the founders and the investors in an effective, time-saving way.

4IRE Labs Work: Integration of KYC capabilities, the deployment of smart contracts and the addition of other blockchain-based features were the responsibilities of our team.

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Mobile App Development for Hiveonline

Problem: The absence of a highly scalable, secure and trustworthy financial platform for interacting the SMEs and banks in the Scandinavian region.

Technologies: Multichain, AWS, Swift, Ruby on Rails, Kubernete

Hiveonline’s app takes the pain out of managing projects as a small business. Finding work, managing delivery and getting paid are all managed seamlessly with the hiveonline app. At the same time, you build

your trust score to prove your reputation to new customers, partners and stakeholders.

Review a full case study on https://wiki.4irelabs.com/docs/case-studies/hiveonline

 

Kepler Collective -  an intuitive, sustainable and user-friendly way to support next generation token projects.  Image

Kepler Collective - an intuitive, sustainable and user-friendly way to support next generation token projects.

CIF coin - an innovative project which will spur the growth and popularity of the cryptocurrency market.  Image

CIF coin - an innovative project which will spur the growth and popularity of the cryptocurrency market.

Winstars - a decentralized gaming platform built on Blockchain and Smart contracts. Image

Winstars - a decentralized gaming platform built on Blockchain and Smart contracts.

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Payment App Dev for IT Company

"They always show their best."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Oct. 2019 - Mar. 2020
Project summary: 

4IRE LABS provided UX design and app development. Their team also provided QA specialists and full-stack engineers for the project. 

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine
Andriy Khomyn
CMO, bvblogic
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

4IRE LABS successfully produced high-quality options before the deadline. They supplied all needed support and resolved issues quickly. Communication and development were handled effectively. The collaboration was effective. 

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m a CMO at bvblogic company - an IT-company with a passion for innovation. The company has more than 10 years of experience in the IT-outsourcing market. 800+ successfully implemented projects. 500+ satisfied clients from all over the world.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire 4IRE LABS?

We received a request from our client for a payment application with the invoicing system.

What were your goals for this project?

The client had an idea for the project. He provided us with some references. We realized, that our partners from 4ire Labs had similar projects in the past, so we decided to contact them. The main goal was to deliver the ready product to the client and keep transparent relationships with him.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We’re working with 4ire Labs for the last few years. During this period we’d successfully collaborated on several projects. 4ire Labs team has solid expertise in fintech development, and we decided to involve their experts in this project.

Describe the project in detail.

4ire Labs team has started from a Workshop with their Solution. During this workshop, they developed architecture design and project road map with the detailed tech requirements as well as UX design for the app.

What was the team composition?

1 Solution Architect, 2 full-stack engineers, UX/UI designer, QA Specialist, and PM - a total of 6 people.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The client has tight deadlines, so it was really important to provide the best options in the shortest period of time. The 4ire Labs team provided prompt responses. They were responsible for the full development from scratch. Their team provided all the needed support and resolved all issues quickly during the development process.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

All communication was handled by their Solution Architect, who was responsible for the delivery. The development process was divided into 2-week sprints. The team used the Slack channel and GitHub for communication and knowledge-sharing.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

4ire labs is our partner for a few years. During this time we have worked together on several projects and all of them were successful. They are very responsive and reliable. All our clients were impressed with the experience of their experts. We hope to continue our productive collaboration.

Are there any areas for improvement?

As for now, they always show their best. All misunderstandings were resolved quickly and friendly.

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

iOS & Android Dev for Men's Healthcare App

"I find it impressive when the developers give insights on best practices for their respective platforms."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
3.5
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Jan. 2019 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

4IRE labs is building out existing iOS and Android apps for a male health company. They've developed new features that allow patients to follow up on treatment, find clinics, and video chat with doctors.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Stockholm, Sweden
CTO, Male Healthcare Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

4IRE labs' updates are being released on a monthly basis with the end goal of matching competitor features. Having worked with the internal team before, they've established a strong workflow and communication channels.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am the CTO of a company that focuses on male health, based in Stockholm, Sweden. We have a small team but a highly digitised process. I oversee our digital products and strategies.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire 4IRE labs?

Our company hired 4IRE labs to continue development on our iOS and Android apps.

What were your goals for this project?

The goals of the project were to bring the apps up to date to match the functionality currently provided on our web, as well as to be more in line with our competition.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

I had the fortunate coincidence to talk to a company which had worked with 4IRE Labs before, and I know first hand that they were capable in iOS development. And as luck had it, they were available for our project as well.

Describe the project in detail.

The project involves a series of features that would allow patients to follow up on their treatment, select labs to take blood tests and have a video conversation with their doctor.

What was the team composition?

The team was made up of 1 iOS developer and 1 Android developer.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Progress is made continuously, and we release updates to the app on a monthly basis, with either new features or improvements.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

The workflow between us and 4IRE Labs has been good. Communication has been done via our Slack or Skype, and task assignments and pull requests via DevOps/git.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

I find it impressive when the developers give insights on best practices for their respective platforms.

Are there any areas for improvement?

None that come to mind that the moment.

4.0
Overall Score
  • 3.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Good price vs. performance ratio
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    Would definitely recommend.

Frontend Development & More for FinTech Company

"We appreciate their strong commitment to the success of the final product!"

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
June 2019 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

4IRE labs built the frontend of the company’s platform using Chromia Blockchain. This has included understanding complex structures for building systems in compliance with green finance industry requirements.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Sweden
Cecilia Repinski
CEO, Stockholm Green Digital Finance
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Their involvement has taken the product from an MVP stage all the way to production standard. It’s already gotten solid market feedback. 4IRE labs is a transparent vendor that’s great at tackling highly-technical subjects and creating practical solutions.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

We accelerate Sustainable Finance and Investment through Fintech innovation. The Green Assets Wallet is the world’s first Blockchain platform for green bond validation and impact reporting.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire 4IRE labs?

4ireLabs joined the project in the second year and has in only 7 months helped us take the Green Assets Wallet from MVP to Production Standard. 4ireLabs has developed the application on Chromia.

What were your goals for this project?

Inject transparency, cost efficiency and trust into the green debt market to scale the supply of credible green Investment opportunities.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

Through a public procurement process in which three actors were interviewed and compared.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

4ireLabs has built the front end features that sit on Chromia Blockchain. This entails building, not only the features and functions, but also ensure they comply with a distributed environment, and uploading this to Chromia mainnet. 4ireLabs have built systems for green Bond post-issuance project level validation, project level impact reporting according to the Nordic Public Issuers Position Paper, and aggegated impact reporting at the overall issuer level for all Use of Proceeds. 4ireLabs have demonstrated the ability to grasp complex structures in the green Bond market and build the technology through our scrum process that involves multipel actors including green finance experts.

What was the team composition?

The Green Assets Wallet is a co-creation between green Finance experts, capital market actors and technology innovatörs. 4ireLabs have contributed with Blockchain experts and developers, front end developers.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any information that demonstrates the impact that this project has had on your business?

The Green Assets Wallet was launched on Dec 12, 2019, and has received strong market feedback already,

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

The Green Assets Wallet is an innovation by Stockholm Green Digital Finance and has been developed under its lead. 4ireLabs have worked very effectively on their part of the overall project that includes many different actors. 4ireLabs has been instrumental bringing the MVP to PS.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Ability to grasp new complex topics and work systematically and in a transparent process. Ability to discuss practical solutions for new complex features. We appreciate their strong commitment to the success of the final product!

Are there any areas for improvement?

Can’t think of any right now

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

App Dev for Construction Contract Management Platform

"They’re very responsive, and they address issues quickly." 

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
4.5
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Mar. 2017 - Nov. 2018
Project summary: 

4IRE labs is building a digital marketplace mobile app where users can identify a vendor and sign a contract. 4IRE built the contract feature and an API and are currently implementing a payment gateway.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Sweden
Business Analyst, Construction App
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Overcoming initial collaboration issues, 4IRE delivers on requirements and continuously improves the app, which is live in particular markets. They provide prompt responses and resolve all issues rapidly. Though their timelines could be more accurate, they incorporate feedback well.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m a business analyst for a small- and medium-sized enterprise (SME) financial trust platform.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with 4IRE labs?

We’re trying to upgrade the technology standards in the construction industry, and we needed someone to develop our iOS app.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They’re developing the flagship app for our company for iOS. Users can post an ad through our marketplace, and businesses registered on the platform can reach out to them and create a contract. The more work a certain business does, the better the reputation they accrue. While we’re developing the reputation algorithm in-house, 4IRE is building the contract piece and the API that will allow the two pieces to communicate. We send them detailed feature requirements and business logic, as well as screen mockups detailing how we’d like users to interact with the app.

What is the team composition?

We started with a large team, but our company hit tough times and had to reduce the number of resources. At the moment, we have a backend developer, a frontend developer, and a project manager.

How did you come to work with 4IRE labs?

My boss hired them. Another company in the FinTech space was using 4IRE labs and spoke well of them.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in March 2017, and the app launched in November 2018. We’re still working together to improve the solution.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We’ve been able to publish our fully functioning iOS app on the App Store in both English and Danish. 4IRE has been able to incorporate all the major features that we required in the release. This includes a robust contract feature that was very complex in terms of number of dependencies involved and integration with third-party APIs. It’s impressive.

How did 4IRE labs perform from a project management standpoint?

We talk over email and Slack. I interact a lot with the project manager and less with the developers. They’re very responsive. We’ve had a few major bugs, but they were very quick to address them. They’re a good team.

Our working relationship has been great. We had issues initially, sending them general requirements and receiving work back that wasn’t exactly what we wanted. We re-evaluated the relationship and decided to provide more concrete requirements that laid out exactly what our market research told us we should produce. Having more control over that process has worked much better.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They’re very responsive, and they address issues quickly.

Are there any areas they could improve?

4IRE has been very responsive in addressing the issues that we've raised. Despite several initial timing challenges that arose during the development of our project, 4IRE team did their best to resolve the problems. Their focus on professionalism and customer satisfaction has allowed for organic improvement.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

It’s important you choose people for your project that will be in sync with your organizational culture. If you’re strict with timelines and there’s little flexibility in your requirements, 4IRE labs might not be the best choice for you. In my experience, providing freedom and exerting less pressure on them works better. They still deliver quality and on time, so I would not be too concerned about this.

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

Development Support for Blockchain Consulting Company

"Their work was technically sound and quite well done. The usability of their software is excellent."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Jan. - Mar. 2018
Project summary: 

4ire Labs provided development support for blockchain technology, including the masternode functionality.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Toronto, Canada
CEO, Blockchain Consulting Firm
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Internal feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. 4ire Labs's expert team inspired confidence by communicating clearly throughout the project. The team's quality deliverables and customer focused approach were hallmarks of their work.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I'm the founder and CEO of a consulting firm that works primarily with startups focused on blockchain.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with 4ire Labs?

We have our own in-house blockchain, which we built ourselves. It’s an actual coin that we use for purchasing products and services on our platform. Subsequently, we’ve had some interest from outside developers who want to build into our blockchain.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

4ire Labs helped us build out some features on a blockchain for a client. They also helped me with the masternode function on my coin, which is a decentralized governance network-supporting function that's built into a cryptocurrency asset. They used a variety of technologies, including C++ .

What is the team composition?

I worked with a project manager, who was their initial point of contact, and a lead developer.

How did you come to work with 4ire Labs?

I interviewed a variety of software development firms. 4ire Labs had great references. I felt comfortable that they understood my needs. They also had an air of professionalism, which unfortunately is rare in the emerging blockchain industry.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent $45,000 USD 

What is the status of this engagement?

The project took place from January–March 2018.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

All of the internal feedback was positive. Their work was technically sound and quite well done. The usability of their software is excellent; I haven't had any issues with it at all. The quality of the product was top-notch.

How did 4ire Labs perform from a project management standpoint?

The team was very professional. The project manager led the on-boarding and she had a good understanding of technology. She communicated often and frequently. The lead developer put together the quote for the project estimate. He would also communicate if he had any technical questions about the scope of work. They requested we communicate via Skype, which I liked. We did a weekly Skype call but they were readily available if I ever needed to speak with them. They outlined clear deliverables and met them all.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They focused on communication, which I think is important. There’s no confusion at the end of the job about what was delivered because it was reiterated weekly. If there’s not proper communication, developers may start taking on tasks that are outside the scope of the project. 4ire Labs wouldn't progress to the next milestone without clearly relaying what it would cost so that there was no ambiguity.

Are there any areas they could improve?

They don't give themselves enough credit, and they need to focus more on their brand. The way they present themselves doesn't always speak to their level of talent.

Any advice for potential customers?

Don't just hire the least expensive software developer. 4ire Labs wasn’t the least expensive option but their quality is solid, which will save you in the long run.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They hit the deadline about 90% of the time.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They're definitely reasonable for the quality they deliver.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Everything they delivered was top-notch.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Android Version Build for Smart Apparel iOS App

"They have performed quite well in building a complex product."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
4.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Dec. 2016 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Seductive Mobile built an Android app based on design screens and user experience from an existing iOS app. The app collects data from Bluetooth Low Energy and stores it on a local database.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Stuttgart, Germany
Florian Dennerlein
CEO, Ambiotex
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Seductive Mobile’s initial delivery was buggy and frequently crashed, but when they were alerted to it, the team quickly resolved the issue. The delay meant that the budget was over-shot. Nevertheless, the Seductive team was responsive and communicative, and the app looks promising.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

Ambiotex is a producer of smart apparel which monitors heart rate and other relevant parameters. I am the CEO.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Seductive Mobile?

They were brought in to implement our Android smartphone application. The company we were using at the time specialized in iOS, and was also quite expensive, relative to the service and results we received. It’s convenient for German companies to work with developers from Ukraine, so we started working with Seductive Mobile.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Seductive Mobile developed an Android version of our app, based on the iOS version we had in place. They got screen designs and user experience from the existing app. No enhancements were made for the Android version.

Our product communicates via Bluetooth Low Energy. The device collects data from that channel, stores it into a local database, and allows people to start and stop activities, as well as view statistics like calories burned.

We plan to implement a synchronization feature between all smartphone apps with our web dashboard and backend. This will be the toughest implementation task to undergo.

How did you come to work with Seductive Mobile?

We found them through a personal recommendation. The initial contact and project acquisition phase were handled professionally. This, combined with the recommendation we received, gave us a very good feeling.

How much have you invested with Seductive Mobile?

The cost of Seductive Mobile’s work has been around $10,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with Seductive Mobile in late December 2016. The first version of the app was supposed to be delivered by the end of March 2017, but it was delayed until April 20th.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We have used a couple of testers for assessing the builds we’ve received so far. Seductive Mobile has delivered apps which crashed in the beginning, which might be because of differing devices, but, as soon as we give them feedback, they are quick to resolve problems.

How did Seductive Mobile perform from a project management standpoint?

The performance of our first project manager was not very good. He was exchanged, and, since the new manager was brought onboard, everything has been very smooth. We have used the Atlassian suite, including JIRA and Confluence. Seductive Mobile was always available and provided clear communication. The initial estimates differed quite a lot from the realistic efforts made during the project. The initial quote was for between $10,000 and $15,000 for the whole application, but we’ve already spent that budget, working on just the initial version of the app. Sometimes, this is how software development is.

The responsiveness of Seductive Mobile’s project manager and team was on par with our expectations. They provided detailed communication. We didn’t have any direct interactions with their developers, but we have communicated with the management team from Seductive Mobile. This was fine for us, since their principal has a deep understanding of software development.

What did you find most impressive about Seductive Mobile?

They have performed quite well in building a complex product. Seductive Mobile studied the iOS build, understood the functionalities of the app, and started on the Android version quickly.

Are there any areas Seductive Mobile could improve?

Not really. Their tools and project manager are very professional. I’ve had a good feeling up to now, and I’m looking forward to the first finalized version of the app. When we’ve started testing it with a bigger user group, we might find some issues, but we’ve been happy to work with Seductive Mobile so far.

4.0
Overall Score Sometimes, there were some payment issues with European banks, which wasted quite a lot of time for us. The rest was nearly perfect.
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    We’ve had a delay of almost 20 days, but the communication has been quite good.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    For us, as a German company, Ukrainian rates are very good, for equivalent educational levels and skills.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They have met all our needs within a short period of time, were precise in defining the functionalities of what we were building, and met 90% of the goals.
  • 4.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I would do so in the future, depending on the results we’ll see in April.

Mobile App Development for On-Demand Masseuse Service

"I've used other companies, including another team from Ukraine. Seductive Mobile has been the best so far."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
4.5
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Apr. 2015 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Seductive Mobile is helping a non-technical founder create a platform for mobile masseuses.

The Reviewer
 
Sole Proprietor
 
United Arab Emirates
Serdar Karliev
Founder, Massabee
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The client is pleased with the value created by both the iOS and Android development teams while noting that deliverables on the Android side are a little behind while iOS development has exceeded timeline expectations.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

Massabee is a massage on-demand application. Our company is based in Dubai.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Seductive Mobile?

I needed help to develop the application. I originally hired a different team but had to cancel the contract because of delays.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

The idea for the app is mine, but the design and development were handled by two companies, one of them being Seductive Mobile. When they were brought onboard, some of the design had already been done, but not much of the development. Seductive Mobile finalized the design and took over development for Android and iOS in parallel, using 2 separate teams. We've also modified certain features of the application.

How did you come to work with Seductive Mobile?

I searched Google and looked at rating websites including Clutch.co. Seductive Mobile was mentioned as a top developer.

How much have you invested with Seductive Mobile?

The cost of Seductive Mobile's work has been around $20,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with Seductive Mobile in April 2016. We are still fine-tuning the project and developing certain features. The iOS side has been ahead of schedule, while Android has needed some catching up.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The project is still in development, and we're still trying to understand its niche. The quality of Seductive Mobile's design is good, as are the functionalities they've built and the quality of the code.

How did Seductive Mobile perform from a project management standpoint?

I acted as project manager, with hands-on involvement in every aspect of the work. I kept in touch with Seductive Mobile's project manager and development lead. For any problems regarding scheduling or budget, I had the opportunity to talk to their principal. Seductive Mobile has a good team. They usually delivered on time and were not very expensive.

What did you find most impressive about Seductive Mobile?

I'm overall happy with Seductive Mobile.

Are there any areas Seductive Mobile could improve?

Seductive Mobile should put more emphasis on the design since that is currently one of the most important aspects of a product. Some of their work was not up to standards and needed additional guidance. From a development point of view, Seductive Mobile has good skills.

We have moved away from sprint-based development, where each segment was 7 days long. Seductive Mobile currently has an hourly rate. I cannot say which one is better, but I was happy with using the sprint methodology: it was quick and allowed me to track daily progress.

4.5
Overall Score I'm still working with Seductive Mobile, and hope to start a new project with them in the future.
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    The only drawback came after changing our manager in the middle of the project. I've had to explain the concept all over again to the new person. Otherwise, I'm happy with Seductive Mobile.
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Seductive Mobile used a sprint system, fixing the scope to a particular team size, duration, and budget. I knew how much time and money the work would take.
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    I've used other companies, including another team from Ukraine. Seductive Mobile has been the best so far.
  • 4.5 NPS
    Willing to refer

iOS App Development for Booking Platform

"We’re confident they can execute all the functions we want and in an expedient manner."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
July 2016 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Having nearly completed an Android version, a booking platform reserved Seductive Mobile to produce an iOS version with improved features.

The Reviewer
 
2-10 Employees
 
Sweden
Johan Lundin
Founder, Agendo App
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The client is pleased with the inventiveness of Seductive Mobile's solutions and their commitment to creating the intended solution instead of just what is explicitly requested.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

Our company does web widgets and native iOS and Android app development. We’re essentially a booking platform that is starting out by offering services for hair stylists, yoga instructors, etc. I am the founder and CEO.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Seductive Mobile?

We built the Android app, the API, and database, basically the Android backend, and we needed someone to build the iOS version, so we hired Seductive Mobile to do that.

SOLUTION

How did you come to work with Seductive Mobile?

It was a referral from a referral. I was referred by a friend here in Sweden to a web development company in Ukraine when I contacted them about doing the iOS version. The Ukraine company referred us to Seductive Mobile. I guess they work pretty closely together. We had decided to give them a chance early on, and then we followed up with sprints. We were happy with their progress after the first sprint, so we decided to continue working with them.

How much have you invested with Seductive Mobile?

We’ve invested about $15,000 or $16,000 with Seductive Mobile.

What is the status of this engagement?

The project isn’t complete yet. We started working with them around July 2016, and we’ve been working on it for about six months. We have about a month to go, so it [the initial engagement] is nearing completion. Then we'll work on a continuous basis.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

It’s a fairly complex product, but we haven't yet found anything that Seductive Mobile hasn’t been able to solve. We’re confident they can execute all the functions we want and in an expedient manner. They’re also quick to understand what we want.

How did Seductive Mobile perform from a project management standpoint?

Very well. I think they’re very organized. We say what we want to accomplish, and they divide the work into sprints. They have a lot of freedom in doing that, and it’s worked pretty well for us. It’s convenient for us too, because we don't need to micromanage them. I mainly interact with their project manager in signing contracts, paying bills, and setting sprints, but my CTO works closely with their developers via Skype.

What did you find most impressive about Seductive Mobile?

When we sent our nearly complete Android version to them, they took a look at it and improved some of the solutions we had envisioned for the iOS version. They understand what we’re aiming for and improve upon our ideas, and we appreciate that. It’s not just a mechanical thing for them. They’ll think outside the box and make sure that you accomplish your goal and not just the pure metrics of it.

Are there any areas Seductive Mobile could improve?

If I have to say something negative, and I don't know how unique this is to Seductive Mobile, but it’s a little confining to work in a sprint structure. You set the stuff you need for the next two weeks or so, and then they go ahead and build it. But sometimes, you think up new ideas and want to change things midstream, and that’s not as easy to do if you don’t have the guy who can do it sitting next to you in your office. In that sense, it’s a little rigid. That has more to do with doing long-distance work as opposed to something specific to Seductive Mobile.

4.5
Overall Score The scores can’t be all fives. I think a five should almost be impossible to obtain.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They’re always available, and the sprints have run pretty smoothly. Most of the trouble is actually on our end, because we change things, throw things around, take things away, add things, etc. It’s not really their fault.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    I think it’s very competitive pricing, compared to Sweden at least.
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    I’ve worked with other outsourced companies before, and I’ve received less-than-stellar results. I have a high degree of confidence that Seductive Mobile can build what they’re supposed to and in an efficient manner.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

iOS App for a Sales Management Tool

"The initial phase [was finished] in 30 days instead of the original quote of 2 months."

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

The client tasked Seductive Mobile with recreating her idea for a sales management app after a previous app builder abandoned the project.

The Reviewer
 
Sole Proprietor
 
New York Metro Area
Kathlynn Fekete
Founder, VEGA
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The client has appreciated how Seductive Mobile keeps her involved in the designing of her app, allowing her to provide instant feedback and iterate on her idea quickly. She looks forward to extending their partnership by building an Android version.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

We provide a sales management tool designed to increase productivity, closing ratios, and revenue for the merchant services field in the US. With just a few mouse clicks, our solution provides access to vital information for making the best management decisions in real-time.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Seductive Mobile?

I had a patented idea for our mobile application and needed help making it better.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Seductive Mobile has built the iOS version of my app. We're planning to expand its features and also build an Android version, but the scope has been kept low in order to stick to my budget.

The app can interface with Salesforce AppExchange but it's not featured on the actual store. Given that my app requires a large number of customizations, I couldn't see it sitting on a shelf as a ready-made solution.

How did you come to work with Seductive Mobile?

I used another development company initially, but I actually had to get my money back. They didn't know what they were doing. I made a Google search for top application developers and found an article from Forbes magazine listing 10 to 20 options. I called 3 to 4 and decided to hire Seductive Mobile.

How much have you invested with Seductive Mobile?

The cost of Seductive Mobile's services has been close to $10,000. I plan to spend another $10,000 on enhanced features.

What is the status of this engagement?

I started working with Seductive Mobile in April 2016. I'm currently in negotiations with a company interested in using our product, so we've been developing specific changes to the product based on their requests. I am planning to expand the product by a large extent, but I need time.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Seductive Mobile has been night and day compared to my previous developer. Based on the demo I showed them, Seductive Mobile was able to make my idea much better. I have reached out to a few potential clients and found someone interested in moving forward based on our demo.

How did Seductive Mobile perform from a project management standpoint?

We communicated a lot through Skype video conferences and via phone. Seductive Mobile was always available for my calls. I was included in the team's conversations, allowing me to request changes quickly. Seductive Mobile has moved very fast, finishing the initial phase in 30 days instead of the original quote of 2 months.

What did you find most impressive about Seductive Mobile?

I like Seductive Mobile's team; they're a pleasure to work with.

Are there any areas Seductive Mobile could improve?

Not based on my experience.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    The work was delivered in a third of the projected time.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    I talked to other companies who weren't willing to work with my limited budget.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Seductive Mobile underpromised and overdelivered.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Professional Networking App Proof of Concept

"They're very responsive and open to suggestions. They're also organized and they deliver."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
July 2016 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Seductive created an initial UX design for a business networking app and later built the alpha versions for iOS and Android.

The Reviewer
 
2-10 Employees
 
Berlin, Germany
Mark Turrell
Founder, Vork
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Seductive has successfully followed Agile methodologies in tandem the client. The project has been delivered more or less on time and on budget. Most appreciated has been their ability to translate the client's vision into a tangible product.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am the founder and CEO of Vork, Inc., a mobile app developer. 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Seductive Mobile?

Our challenge was building the MVP [minimum viable product] of the app, a working product I could go to market with. The app is for business social networking, LinkedIn meets Tinder. I've designed technology that can turn any piece of content into something like a Tinder card, but not just people matching used by dating apps. It has a machine learning system that automatically matches up people to requests for help, information, or projects, etc. You get a stream of cards that come at you, then you can say yes or no. I needed to have a UX mockup about how the app would function and what the screens would look like. Then I need to have the app built to work on iOS and Android.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Seductive Mobile built the native iOS and native Android app. They used Node.js as the development language, Postgres SQL as the database, and Google Cloud as the hosting platform. That was what they had committed to me in the proposal.

How did you come to work with Seductive Mobile?

One of my colleagues recommended them since he had worked with them for 2 years. I was recommended them next by a Ukrainian venture capitalist who had work done for one of his companies and was very happy. Seductive was 1 of 8 vendors that I sent a request for proposal to, and their response was the best. The price, even for Ukraine, was very reasonable and was lower than other prices that had been quoted from that country. Their UX person and the chief technology officer were accessible and had good language skills. They follow Agile and used tools like Atlassian's JIRA and Confluence. These gave us confidence in their ability to manage the project. Also, we started off with a first sprint that was a very low price for doing UX design. That gave both of us an opportunity to work with each other for very low risk.

How much have you invested with Seductive Mobile?

We’ve paid $65,000 for their services.

What is the status of this engagement?

The project started in July 2016. In 2017, we are changing our relationship with them, moving from a fixed price sprint model to a dedicated team.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

So far, I was able to use the UX model they had developed to raise money. We stuck to the budget. We're not too far off the time, as well. We expanded the scope slightly, so we're pretty much on track for time. We're in alpha version in December, according to plan. We're finishing off the bugs, and it will go to our alpha users imminently. We'll see very quickly how people are using it.

How did Seductive Mobile perform from a project management standpoint?

Seductive Mobile has done very well. They're very responsive and open to suggestions. They're also organized and they deliver. We're following the Agile method, which means we're following Scrum. They've attended the daily stand-up where everyone says very quickly what they're doing. We aren't physically in the office. It's very inconvenient for me because I need people working in totally different time zones to be on the call at the same time. When we realized that we were missing information we shared on the calls—it was causing us more work because we weren't aware of what they were just about to do—they put their stand-up information into our shared Slack channel. We get the same content as the people in the room get as soon as it's available.

What did you find most impressive about Seductive Mobile?

They were able to translate the entrepreneur and team vision into working products. These products were built within the time and budget.

Are there any areas Seductive Mobile could improve?

Not particularly. I'm an experienced entrepreneur, so any area that had an issue was pretty much fixed immediately. The fix has remained in place. They're still very proactive, so there's nothing bad that they're doing.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    It's hard to be perfect on a 6-month project.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    That's because all of the alternatives I looked at were more expensive. From my contact in the industry, we're still getting a very good price for the quality of work.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They are as responsive or better than any other company I've worked with.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    Yes, I would recommend them.