FinTech & Blockchain solutions

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4ire Labs is a leading blockchain development and IT consulting company that empowers businesses to take advantage of the latest technologies. Since 2010, we have become a long-term strategic partner helping with a full range of services required for launching the innovative FinTech and Blockchain solutions. Our experts work from offices in Kyiv, Stockholm, and Tallinn. Recently 4ire Labs has become a member of the Parity Substrate Delivery Partners Program.

 

4ire Labs is also an integrator of NEARProtocol and official partner and integrator of Chromia blockchain.

 

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

 

Our services: from emerging business problem assessment to strategy-level consulting, from technical vision 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, 37 10152
    Estonia
other locations
  • Klarabergsviadukten 63
    Stockholm 10123
    Sweden
  • Business Center "Astarta", 58 Yaroslavska Street
    Kyiv 04071
    Ukraine

Portfolio

Key clients: 

We have dozens of clients from all over the world. We've been working on blockchain and FinTech projects funded by the TOP Tier Banks in Europe and government entities. Some of them are listed below: - Blockchain-based application for the Green Debt market funded by government entities, SEB bank, Ohman, GIZ and other financial institutions (Sweden). 

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Blockchain-based family finances and digital wallets for kids

Social impact: The world's first and only family finance platform built on the blockchain.

More on: https://kidcoin.com

Our role: Technical review, project assessment, solution architecture designing, consulting.

Why we:

- Excellent value All-in-one place - from the analysis to the UI/UX design and

engineering

- Trustworthiness

- Strong analysts

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

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

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Booking & Payment app for the restaurants in Sweden

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

- Trustworthiness

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Aztec Protocol - An efficient zero-knowledge privacy protocol for financial products

Social impact: Funded by Coinbase and Consensys, Director Joe Lubin, Co-founder of Ethereum. Founder of ConsenSys, the world's leading blockchain venture studio.

More on: https://www.aztecprotocol.com 

Our role: research & full-stack development of the protocol for financial products

Why we:

- High level Blockchain Engineers

- Solid background in delivering Web3 products

- Security expertise

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Mobile App Development for Hiveonline

Social impact: 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.

More on:

https://www.hivenetwork.online

Our role: Frontend & Backend development

Why we:

- Proven expertise in the mobile apps development field;

- Strong presence on the Scandinavian market;

- The architecture and the initial project plan developed in the unprecedentedly short period of time.

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ContractLand - The Liquidity Infrastructure of Web3.0

Social impact: Protocol for interchain transfers between Ethereum and Bitcoin

More on: https://www.contractland.io/

Our role: Research and Development of Terra-Bridge

Why we:

- Proven smart contracts expertise

- Solid blockchain technical background

- Ready-to-deploy Crowdfunding

platform

- Senior blockchain specialists

Reviews

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App Development for Software Developer

"We are more than satisfied with the project results."

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

A software development company hired 4ire Labs to create a cross-border payment app. The team was in charge of the development process and implementing the company's ideas.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Ukraine
Viktor Lehetskyi
Managing Partner, Software Development Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Thanks to the contributions of the team, the project was able to produce an app that's an easy, transparent and highly secure solution for sending payments overseas. The team was organized and always communicated professionally with the company.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I'm a BDM at a software development company

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire 4IRE LABS, and what were your goals?

Our goal was to create a cross-border payment app with intuitive design to enable businesses and individuals to transfer money internationally. We needed to scale our team, so we turned to 4ire Labs to take care of the development process and implement our idea.

SOLUTION

How did you select 4IRE LABS and what were the deciding factors?

We selected from a number of blockchain development companies. During the selection process, we were referred by our friend who already collaborated with 4ire Labs and was impressed by the quality of their service and project management.

We mainly chose them because of their expertise in blockchain development and senior blockchain engineers.

Describe the scope of work in detail, including the project steps, key deliverables, and technologies used.

  • Software architecture solution for the blockchain-based cross border system on Quorum blockchain
  • Technologies justification including deployment model, 3rd party integrations, and database model
  • Detailed project roadmap and estimation
  • UX/UI design for the web application
  • MVP development of the web app, so the partner bank could provide the EMI license (including the admin dashboard)

How many people from the vendor's team worked with you, and what were their positions?

We had a dedicated project manager, QA, Blockchain Solution Architect, full-stack engineer, and UX/UI designer.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any measurable outcomes of the project or general feedback about the deliverables?

With the help of 4ire Labs, we've managed to build an easy, transparent, and highly secure solution for sending payments overseas. They used advanced blockchain technology to process global payments in no time at substantially lower costs.

We opted for blockchain as it eliminates multiple intermediaries that participate in traditional cross-border money transfers.

Describe their project management style, including communication tools and timelines.

I can say that their project management is on the level. They are very organized and communicate professionally. We explained what we wanted to accomplish and the terms, and they divided the work into sprints.

It worked very well as we had some freedom to make changes during the development process. We regularly communicated with their project manager and the team via Skype or Slack to check on the project stage, set a new sprint, or regulate matters on budget and deadlines.

What did you find most impressive or unique about this company?

The 4ire Labs team engineers displayed an effort to produce quality code, react to the occurring issues and changes professionally and efficiently, and deliver a strong product on time. Their workflow was smooth and they tried their best to be available whenever we needed their assistance.

I think that their focus and commitment were vital to our project success.

Are there any areas for improvement or something they could have done differently?

We are more than satisfied with the project results. They have refined their processes to be near-optimal and comfortable to work with.

5.0
Overall Score The involvement of the 4ire Labs team added value to our project. We are happy to work with them in the future.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Marketplace Demo for Genomics Research Facilitator

"I am just overall very impressed with the quality of the project, and how professional it is."

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

A genomics research facilitator hired 4ire Labs to help construct a demo that was to be built on NEAR Protocol. The goal was to demonstrate the fundamentals of genetic file sharing using blockchain tech.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Atlanta, Georgia
Co-Founder & CEO, Genomic Research Facilitator
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Every single person the company presented the demo to was amazed by the project. The team was highly skilled and walked the company through every step of the process in order to set up the proper configuration. The team quickly fixed any bigs discovered after the launch of the demo.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am the Co-Founder and CEO of a company that focuses on genetic data sharing between researchers in genomics.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire 4IRE LABS, and what were your goals?

I hired 4ire Labs to help construct a demo that was to be built on NEAR Protocol which could demonstrate the fundamentals of genetic file sharing using blockchain tech.

My goal was to use this as a good foundation to build the future platform as well as use the demo developed to demonstrate to investors of the feasibility of the platform.

SOLUTION

How did you select 4IRE LABS and what were the deciding factors?

I decided 4ire Labs because they offered a very reasonable price for development of this initial demo while most other companies I consulted were not within our budget.

Describe the scope of work in detail, including the project steps, key deliverables, and technologies used.

We had a few kick-off meetings to lay out the framework of the goals of the project. Once there was a clear understanding of what needed to be done, the development team layed out "user stories" which were essential requirements desired for the platform.

The project consist edof three parts - Marketplace smart contract on Near blockchain written with Rust, dApp in VueJs and backend in NodeJs. The development team regularly scheduled meetings to give updates on progress that week.

How many people from the vendor's team worked with you, and what were their positions?

A project manager was the main point of contact with two additional software engineers that assisted with much of the development.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any measurable outcomes of the project or general feedback about the deliverables?

After I was given access to the demo locally, 100% percent of people I pitched to, were amazed by the quality of the project.

Describe their project management style, including communication tools and timelines.

We had meetings on Monday, Wednesday and Friday to go over progress updates. We also used Slack as our main mean of communication within the team. All code was also uploaded to Github so that I was able to review it as well.

What did you find most impressive or unique about this company?

I am just overall very impressed with the quality of the project, and how professional it is. When I was working on running it locally they were also very willing to walk me through the required steps in order set up the proper configuration. They definitely have a highly skilled team.

Are there any areas for improvement or something they could have done differently?

There were some bugs initially, but that comes with the development process of any project. They quickly fixed those.

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

Mobile App Dev for Swedish Restaurant-Focused Platform

"We are very happy with our team and our outcomes."

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

4IRE LABS developed and maintains a restaurant-based mobile app. Their work included the integration of booking and payment systems. They built the client's product from scratch and provides improvements.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Sweden
Malin Carlsdotter
COO, Maîtres AB
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

4IRE LABS delivered excellent results. They maintained an effective workflow, and their team integrated seamlessly with that of the client. Their flexibility, availability, and accessibility are all second to none. The only challenges had to do with occasional language barriers.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I an coo of maitres and we are an app based in Sweden but planing on expansion in Europe within a few years. We are like Uber but for restaurants, Bokning engine and primary a payment System

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

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

Development and maintain

What were your goals for this project?

Same as above

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

I was not a part of the initial project unfortunately but some previous colleagues had experience with them from before

Describe the project in detail.

Developing and building our app from scratch and making the project better and constant maintaining the features and developing new add-ons

What was the team composition?

It’s been changing throughout the time but mainly 2 full-time developers. Now we have a cto and a full time backend developer.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We are very happy with our team and our outcomes. Especially with our cto who is brilliant and leaning the project to the fullest

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

Very effective thanks to Oleg

What did you find most impressive about this company?

The close contact to the team and our organizer and their flexibility and constantly being available

Are there any areas for improvement?

Of course but that has mostly to do with language barriers

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

Software Dev for Blockchain Development Company

"Our cooperation allowed us to implement our client's project fast and efficiently."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Feb. 2019 - Apr. 2020
Project summary: 

4IRE LABS collaborated with a blockchain development company to build Pivx-based staking platform. Adhering to the deadlines of a third-party client, their developers worked to deliver an investment solution.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Kyiv, Ukraine
Dima Kovalchuk
Co-Founder & CEO, Blaize
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

4IRE LABS' skilled architects buttressed the internal team sufficiently, allowing the client to deliver on time. The end-customer was pleased with the solution. They followed an established structure while maintaining an impressive level of flexibility. They're experienced and highly responsible.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

CEO at Blaze. we're blockchain development company based in Ukraine. We've been around blockchain industry from the very begining of cryptocurrencies & Bitcoin.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

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

We had few collaborations last year. We built Pivx based staking platform together.

What were your goals for this project?

The client wanted us to deliver MVP of platform as soon as posible, but our team didn't have senior blockchain architect & skilled project manager avaliable. Thats why we asked Kirill & Max from FireLabs to help. We knew that they had experience with Pivx. So, the main goal was to make client happy with the fast delivery of the product.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We met FireLabs team at Blockchain Hackaton at Kiev & we were impressed with their skills.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

The platform is a service which helps customers to stake their cryptocurrencies & earn interest. Earning comes using custom platform based crypto. User can choose to get interest or reinvest it to platform.

What was the team composition?

We worked with 3 guys from FireLabs team. Project man & Blockchain arch

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

FireLabs team has provided a skillful architect for the project. It allowed us to combine our resources. Our project manager and FireLabs architect boosted and finished the project in time. As a result, the client was satisfied with it.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

FireLabs team has an established structure. Nevertheless, they are flexible so our cooperation allowed us to implement our client's project fast and efficiently. During the project, their architects built themselves as experienced and highly responsible.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

The key point is that we have the same values and approach to the work, especially system thinking, productive communication, regular checkpoints. It was easy to be as one with FireLabs. As for me, I was impressed by the level of each employee's awareness and responsibility. They are smart and talented developers & architects.

Are there any areas for improvement?

Nothing immediately comes to my mind.

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

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.
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Business Entity
Business Entity Name
4ire DApps OÜ
Status
Active
Jurisdiction of Formation
Estonia
Id
14685303
Date of Formation
Mar 1, 2019
Client Reviews
VERIFIED CLIENT REVIEWS
23
OVERALL REVIEW RATING
4.7
Source
Clutch
LAST UPDATED
September 14, 2020