Product & Software Development

Altar.io is a collective of experienced second-time Founders and world-class Tech People (software developers, data scientists, designers and project managers) based in Lisbon / London helping startups and corporations building their tech products.

Evangelists of Angular2 and NodeJS + Loopback, we deliver software applications fast, on budget with the help of talents coming from the most prominent Tech Organizations in the world, such as Google Angular and IBM Strongloop.

Our areas of expertise include, besides Custom-made Tech Products, Big Data Analysis, Artificial Intelligence Applications, Data Visualisation & Analytics, Fintech Products, Marketing Automation Solutions, Marketplaces, Commerce Platforms, Comparison Platforms, Crawlers & Scrapers, Management Systems, Procurement Systems. 

 
$25,000+
 
$50 - $99 / hr
 
2 - 9
 Founded
2015
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Lisboa, Portugal
headquarters
other locations
  • Altar.io
    4-5 Bonhill St, Shoreditch,
    London, LND EC2A 4BX
    United Kingdom

Portfolio

Key clients: 

Cisco US, Aramark, Universal Music Group, McKinsey & Company, MTV + several startups

Reviews

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Video Production for Existing Platform

"These guys are very into understanding the problem of their client. They had an initial meeting to understand what we really wanted and needed."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
3.0
Willing to refer: 
4.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
Project summary: 

Altar.io was hired to create a marketing plan for the client. Their main responsibilities were creating a video that explained the client's platform as well as running a Facebook campaign. 

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Lisbon Area, Portugal
Program Manager, Research Organization
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The client was overall pleased with how Altar.io performed. They noted that their team made a concentrated effort to understand the wants and needs of their client, but was not the most cost-effective choice available. 

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

Our organization works with intelligence and innovation procedures. I am the Project Lead.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Altar.io?

We hired Altar.io under a consortium with another company for creating a communication plan and a marketing plan for an energy management platform for offices. They were responsible for creating a strategic plan to disseminate the final platform, which was a digital platform, to the maximum number of offices possible. Their main tasks were related to creating a video. They did an animation that would have a potential viral nature. They also were responsible for managing our Facebook campaign and generally give us advice on how to proceed relating to capturing users for our platform. We were trying to address head officers and Chief Executive Officers of small and medium companies.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

The main task was to create an animation video that would describe how the platform would be used. You can actually see the result on our website that they were responsible for. It was an animation with some comedy and some teasing in order to make the users of these companies try our platform.

How did you come to work with Altar.io?

I found them through a network I belong to. It’s a network of people in Portugal that have been working abroad. I asked for companies that would do animation films with viral potential, and people gave me a bunch of options. I went through all the websites and asked for proposals, and Altar.io presented the most interesting one.

How much have you invested with Altar.io?

I was not the one dealing with the hiring, but I think it was about $30,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

The project is still active. We are still in the last phase because the project included an award and an event throughout the year. We are concluding it in December, but the role of Altar.io in this part is now very small. They completed their tasks successfully.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Feedback was very positive from everybody. Everybody had a very good response to the video and to the part of the work that they performed. I would say it was very satisfactory.

How did Altar.io perform from a project management standpoint?

They are pretty organized, and they are very serious with their deadlines. Maybe the only negative point was some inflexibility in the negotiation in relation to payment terms, but apart from that, they are pretty straightforward, clear, and have a very efficient method. I would say that they have a very good project management approach.

What did you find most impressive about Altar.io?

These guys are very into understanding the problem of their client. They had an initial meeting to understand what we really wanted and needed. That was their starting point, and not many companies do this. Many people want to sell their preconceived product, and they didn’t do that. That was very important for the success of this job with us.

Are there any areas Altr.io could improve?

Yes. I think some flexibility would be good because after the terms were set, we had some events in which they could have been a bit more flexible in giving us a hand, advice or changing what was arranged in the beginning. I can imagine that can be a problem for them, but still, we felt some inflexibility when the project was running.

4.5
Overall Score We are very pleased.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 3.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    We had cheaper. We took a chance with them, and we don’t regret it, but they were a bit on the more expensive side. These things you have to pay for, but we still felt it.
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 4.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    Definitely. There’s always better; there’s always worse.