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We are a team of 55 enthusiastic IT developers, project managers, designers, and testers, all desiring to create the most beautiful and high-quality mobile apps and websites in all of Europe since 2012. You are welcome to meet us in our offices in both Prague and Berlin, at technological conferences, or at the Czech Technical University in Prague. 

 
$25,000+
 
$50 - $99 / hr
 
50 - 249
 Founded
2012
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Prague 8, Czech Republic
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Portfolio

Key clients: 

Bundestag, Hi-5, Zonky, Skoda Auto,

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Abibuch - Hi5

Abbibuch is an app where you can design your own yearbook with pictures and this will then be printed by Hi5. Implementation was done with our standard stack, React/Redux and NodeJS. A special feature of this app is the graphical online editor, where users can design their books themselves.

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Bundestag

Ackee won the Europe-wide tender of the Bundestag to design and develop a completely new native app for the German House of Representatives. The delivered solution serves on the one hand as a reliable source of information for the general public and on the other hand enables the members of the Bundestag to communicate effectively with the citizens.

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Zonky

Zonky is the biggest peer-to-peer lending provider in Czech Republic. We won the pitch to design and develop app for investors and for borrowers. We focused on user friendly interface and implemented features such as login with face ID. In development we used newest Apple and Google technology such as MVVM architecture, Room and Realm databases.  

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Cosmo: Skoda-Auto Digi Lab

We created a native app which enables easy delivery of parcels or food directly into the trunk of your car.

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App Development for Car Management Platform

"Their ability to understand project objectives and respond quickly to changes during the project impressed us."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
4.5
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
Jan. 2016 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Ackee developed a mobile app for a car management platform. The team designed the graphics and built the app in Kotlin for Android and Swift for iOS.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Prague, Czech Republic
David Novák
Project Manager, Cebia
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The app has been downloaded 70,000 times and has a 4.8-star rating. Ackee participates in feedback cycles and adapts where necessary, facilitating a smooth workflow. The team delivers high-quality products through a collaborative process. 

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

Cebia company has been the market leader in screening origin and history of vehicles since 1991. The company has been helping motorists for many years with the safe purchase of used vehicles. Cebia provides its services to more than 1,000,000 customers every year. In Cebia, I work as a project manager and since I joined in February 2017, I have been working on the Carolina mobile app project. I have been in charge of project management and communication with Ackee, a mobile application supplier.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Ackee?

In case of Carolina, our first idea was to create a web application for car management. Over time, this idea has transformed into a mobile application as a modern and increasingly used digital communication tool. Our company did not have enough experience to develop mobile applications on its own and therefore we asked Ackee, which had very good references.

What were your goals for this project?

The goal of the Carolina mobile app is to create a complete tool for car management from purchase to sale. Carolina offers pre-purchase car check, car valuation as well as complete car management. In the future, Carolina will offer car owners additional value-added services from our automotive business partners.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We selected Ackee in competition of three other suppliers. Ackee´s experience in mobile application development and very good references decided.

Describe the project in detail.

Agile development was applied to the entire project. Before the actual development, an extensive analysis was performed and a complete solution of the application including graphics for both platforms was designed. The whole project was divided into several sprints and the development itself took 10 months. Carolina runs in Kotlin for Android and Swift for iOS. Carolina has its own web server CMS. Other technologies used: for backend Node.js, for website Redux and React.

What was the team composition?

In Cebia, the project team consisted of a project manager, IT manager and marketing manager.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Carolina is one of the most successful car management apps in the Czech republic. It has already exceeded 70,000 downloads after two years of operation and is currently being used actively by more than 30,000 users per month. Its success is also demonstrated by user satisfaction - the rating in appstores is 4.8 out of 5 possible.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

The cooperation of both teams was very intensive from the very beginning. In spite of the fact that we have been adding ideas during the development process, Ackee has always been able to respond flexibly to our new requirements thanks to agile development. Communication was always professional and friendly.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Their ability to understand project objectives and respond quickly to changes during the project impressed us. Excellent communication.

Are there any areas for improvement?

Of course there are some details that we want to improve on Carolina in the future, but the overall quality and speed of the work is in line with Ackee's reputation.

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

Outsourced Android Dev for Weather App

"They are highly dedicated to their work and are always looking for the best solutions."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
June 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Ackee created a weather app that allowed users to see the weather superimposed onto a map. While they supported the iOS side, the team was mostly responsible for the Android version.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Czech Republic
David Prantl
CEO, InMeteo
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Currently, the app has about a million downloads, and the number of active users is constantly growing. Ackee communicated effectively through various digital channels to keep on top of their tasks. They also solicited regular feedback to ensure smooth success.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am the owner of the company InMeteo s.r.o. We are Czech, family-owned company with a focus on advanced weather forecasting. We provide weather information for newspapers, TV channels, travel agencies, and for various industries too. In general, we collect data and provide advanced weather analysis.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Ackee?

We wanted to make our forecasts more approachable for wider group of users. To create an app where not only located weather forecast is available but where you can actually see the weather on a map. We had our own iOS team, but we were willing to outsource Android development as we found it more effective and faster solution.

What were your goals for this project?

Our goal is to build the best weather app worldwide.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We asked our friends to recommends us company for mobile app development. After initial meeting with Ackee we have known that Ackee is the best choice.

Describe the project in detail.

In the beginning, we had a series of meetings about what we want to achieve with this and what feeling should the user have from it. Then they developed, configured, and launched the Android version of the app. During the process, the communication channels were open on both sides to discuss the functionality of the app and how it works.

What was the team composition?

At the beginning of the cooperation, there were 2 Android developers and 1 Project manager. As the project went further, the team was completed with 2 more Android developers, 1 iOS developer, 1 tester and 1 designer.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The app has a million downloads currently and the number of active users is constantly growing. There is a lot of weather apps for Android, but our app is unique and therefore it is able to succeed in such a strong competitive environment.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

During the project, we found the communication with Ackee highly effective. We used dedicated Slack channels and Redmine to assign the tasks. Ackee always responded very quickly and on point. They also regularly asked for feedback to make the cooperation even smoother.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

They are highly dedicated to their work and are always looking for the best solutions.

Are there any areas for improvement?

I would say that there is always something to improve in every area of man's doing. However, we were very satisfied with Ackee's contribution and they always responded to our feedback with improvement.

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

Native Mobile Apps for Online Grocery Solution

"I appreciate their passion for their work and commitment to delivering the best product possible."

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

Ackee developed a set of native iOS and Android apps that made it easy for users to order groceries on the go. They developed a clickable prototype to test out the concept before creating the apps and API.

The Reviewer
 
201-500 Employees
 
Prague
Petr Mahdal
CIO, Košík
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

With the app, the company now has two sales channels to reach their customers, making them more competitive in the market. Ackee followed an Agile approach, remaining nimble during the development process. They're professional, skilled, and timely.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am the CTO at Košík.cz and CIO of MallGroup in Czech republic. Košík.cz has more than 400 employees. We are number two company in online retail with foods, drinks, drugstore and many others.

We have more than 16 000 articles that you know from your grocery store. I am responsible for the agile development of the whole B2B and B2C platform that support business needs.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Ackee?

We hired Ackee as a strong partner for the developing native mobile application for Android and iOS. We do not have any in-house mobile developers so because of the Ackee we are able to have a competitive mobile app and we still have time to focus on our core platform solution.

What were your goals for this project?

We know that in the modern world we must have a mobile app for our business to be successful. We started with web site application and goal of this project was to develop mobile app and provide our customers an easier way to order our goods.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We have selected Ackee based on their reputation on the czech market. We had a presentation from top three companies from Czech republic about concept of the app and Ackee won that tender based on their presentation/references and many others, it was a perfect fit.

Describe the project in detail.

At the beginning we had a series of meetings about face of the company, how feeling should user have from this app. We also filled Ackees design brief. We had limited time to provide first MVP version so it was more waterfall than agile access. Ackee made clickable prototype and then UI design.

During the development of app Ackee was also responsible for consultations of mobile first API design. During the last month of the development we merge testing teams on both sides to make sure everything is ready and we have a product in good quality for our customers.

What was the team composition?

Košík.cz provided API developers, testers and marketing team for the consultations. Ackee provided 1 PM, 1 UX, 1UI, 2 Android, 2 iOS developers and 1 QA. We worked as a team with recurring meetings every week.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We have another two channels how to reach our customers. We don’t need to pay so much attention to our mobile website solution. We saw that our customers are using different platforms (website/mobile app) during different times of the day. Day also combine both options for single order. We support all major platform as our competitors do.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

We used JIRA for development and MS teams for instant messaging. Ackee assigned for the project highly skilled project manager with a good technical knowledge so we were able to communicate with him almost all the details of the project. All other team members was also professionals, project went really well!

What did you find most impressive about this company?

I appreciate their passion for their work and commitment to delivering the best product possible in a limited timeframe.

Are there any areas for improvement?

I don’t think so, nothing special to be pointed out in this sense. We cooperate on the product also after the MVP phase. We are working in the rapid release cycles and iterative improvements of the app. We are releasing at least one version per month.

4.5
Overall Score
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    - Meeting deadlines and compliance with project schedule
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Value and conformance with cost estimates
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Quality of service and deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Web App Development for Bank Onboarding Process

"They are professionals and know different technologies. They share that knowledge with our team, too."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
Jan. 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Ackee architected and developed a web application to facilitate a bank's digital onboarding process. They built the solution using JavaScript.

The Reviewer
 
501-1,000 Employees
 
Prague, Czech Republic
Jan Jirout
Head of IT, Equa Bank
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

With the updated web app, users were able to easily join the bank without going on site. This resulted in double the conversion rate for new clients. Ackee followed a waterfall approach to deliver the project.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

We are a small retail bank. I'm responsible for IT development.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Ackee?

Our client onboarding process on-line just partially. In the end, the client had to come to the local branch. The web application was old and ugly. Also, we haven't enough experience with modern web development/

What were your goals for this project?

Our goal was to create a new online onboarding web application. Also, we wanted to acquire build a team with experience.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We found some candidates and after some discussions, we choose one.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

They provide us two javascript developers and one skilled architect. They help us to create solution architecture and implement it. They help us to follow the initial technical plans.

What was the team composition?

Part of the team was 2 our front-end developers, one analytic, one tester and other supporting roles.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We have improved the new client conversion rate by two. The process is now completely on-line.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

The project was organized as a waterfall. It was a good choice.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

They are professionals and know different technologies. They share that knowledge with our team, too.

Are there any areas for improvement?

No.

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