Digital Consulting Company

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Amalgama is a Digital Consulting Company focused on helping companies take advantage of technology in order to increase their client base, improve efficiency, and build innovative products. In Amalgama we work under Scrum methodology with a twist: we call it Gamadology. It is based on lean development, prioritizing the most important tasks of the project based on optimized effort plus best ROI. The scope of the project is defined as a guide but not as a contract.

Our headquaters are located in Buenos Aires Argentina, but we are also represented in Coral Springs, Florida. 

STRONG EXPERIENCE

High Performance Platform Design and Development

Native and Hybrid Mobile Application Development

UI/UX

 

TECHNOLOGY FOCUS

Ruby On Rails

Django/Python

React Native/Js

Swift

Java Android

Docker

AWS

PostgreSQL

MySQL

Node.js

Angular

 
$10,000+
 
$50 - $99 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2013
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
headquarters
  • Buenos Aires, B
    Argentina

Portfolio

Key clients: 

Management (Tmp); Logistics (Athenee); HRM (Gdf Suez); Market Research (DeArriba!); Customer Service (AgentBot); Event Planning  (Grupo Mass); Marketing and Entertainment (Disney, Previando, Vienissima; Noches BA)

Aivo Artificial Intelligence Solutions Project

Amalgama helped Aivo to develop their core product, AgentBot. It is an automated omnichannel customer service platform that uses artificial intelligence to automatically interact with customers across all channels. Aivo AgentBot has a broad customer base that includes Sony, AIG, Visa, Mastercard, GM, LG, Telefónica, among others.

Disney Stickies Project

Amalgama worked with Disney Latin America mobile team to build an interactive keyboard for Android users. When the app is downloaded, users can activate the keyboard and it gets automatically installed on their phones. It has customized letters, emojis, gifs and characters related to Disney movies, giving users the chance to communicate in their own Disney language.

Wing Mobil App Project

Wing App is a Dating & Matchmaking game projected for Wing Enterprises LLC. With Wing, users can match their friends with any other user, only clicks away. Wing is available in App Store.

Vienissima iSO&Android App Project

Vienissima was looking to re-brand their product and strengthen the consumer loyalty program. The solution was made as a game that includes overall information about the brand, the nutritional benefits and special offers. Vienissima App is available for iOS and Android and on the Web.

Athenee Logistics

Amalgama designed an internal logistics platform that enables inventory and shipment tracking on E-commerce orders.

t.m.p Virtual Workspace Tool

t.m.p is a collaborative virtual workspace tool that improves company's operational efficiency and helps to organize your team.

Reviews

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Ongoing App Dev for Digital Marketing Agency

“The developers take the initiative.”

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

Amalgama took over the development of a custom mobile app for iOS and Android devices. They’ve completed two versions of the app and continue to enhance functionality.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Paris, France
Project Manager, Digital Marketing Firm
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Amalgama’s team is highly motivated, reliable, and professional. They communicate well and require minimal supervision, qualities that set them apart from other vendors.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am a project manager for a digital marketing agency.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Amalgama?

We needed to develop an application for our agency. Initially, we worked with another company in India, but we weren’t happy with the quality of their work and service. We decided to look for another service provider.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Amalgama is working on a mobile development project for Android and iOS. They’re using React Native.

What is the team composition?

In total, we’ve worked with about six people from their team, including two developers for the first version and two developers for the second version of the app. An additional two people review the code and do quality analysis.

How did you come to work with Amalgama?

I came across them on a website. After contacting several companies, we decided to work with Amalgama.

How much have you invested in them?

We are planning to invest around $50,000 in the current work agreed and the work done so far.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with them in March 2017. The project is still ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Everything has been fine. The developers take the initiative and don’t rely on our requirements and task definitions. They come up with suggestions.

How did Amalgama perform from a project management standpoint?

We use a project management system to monitor progress.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They are great at communication and project management. So far, they’ve been highly professional and available.

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

Web Development for Digital Product Agency

“We were very happy with the process.”

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

Amalgama developed a website for a digital product firm using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. The site features detailed animation.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
New York, New York
CEO, Product Dev Agency
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Amalgama delivered complete satisfaction with their high-quality delivery. They were capable of fulfilling animation requirements, which were especially impressive. They became partners in the development, giving transparent access to their work and effortless communication.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the co-founder of a digital product firm. We do the full product process from initial strategy to design to development to ongoing maintenance.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Amalgama?

We needed help with web development.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They developed our website. It was a basic site using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

What is the team composition?

There were a developer and a project manager.

How did you come to work with Amalgama?

They reached out to us directly. I looked at their website and they seemed legitimate. I met with their CEO in person in New York.

How much have you invested with them?

It cost $5,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in March 2018 and the work is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We were satisfied with the quality of work. We were very happy with the process.

How did Amalgama perform from a project management standpoint?

They were responsive. Communication was easy. They gave us direct access to work with their developers when we had small things we were working on. They were very open to using the internal processes we have set up, which as great for us. We use Asana. We brought them on board and they became almost an extension of the shop. They are more of a partner than a vendor.

What did you find most impressive about them?

We had some very detailed animation requirements. In the end, we got where we wanted to go, which we were impressed with.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    There were no issues with deadlines.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Mobile App Development for Social Calendar Startup

"They haven't missed a single deadline."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Aug. 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Amalgama's is working on an iOS social calendar application, focused on sharing content online around specific events and following people based on different interests. 

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
New York, New York
Founder, Social Calendar Startup
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The team is amazing in terms of putting ideas down on paper, quoting, planning, and allocating the needed resources. They meet all deadlines, provide extremely fluent communication, and are always available for when needed.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am developing a social calendar focused on sharing content online around specific events and following people based on different interests, so users never miss an event.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Amalgama?

They're working on my iOS application by picking up the minimally viable product I'd built with a financer and turning it around.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

The biggest challenge for them has been working on code done by another group, evaluating it, and prioritizing my needs in the fastest and most efficient manner possible.

What is the team dynamic?

They've assigned 2 developers and a team manager to my project.

How did you come to work with Amalgama?

A friend introduced me to them. They were more expensive than a freelancer but my first choice after ending the previous collaboration.

How much have you invested with them?

I've invested around $5,000 in their work.

What is the status of this engagement?

I started working with them 2 months ago.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We're aiming to have something available live, which users could test. The results in terms of quality, given the limited budget and timing, have been good so far. I've been able to publish the app on the App Store.

How did Amalgama perform from a project management standpoint?

We communicate via email, phone, and WhatsApp. For planning, Amalgama use their own platform, tmp. It allows me to prioritize activities dynamically, so I know how many hours they've worked at any point in time and make decisions based on how much is left.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They've always been amazing in terms of putting ideas down on paper, quoting, planning, and allocating the needed resources. They've met all deadlines, provided extremely fluent communication, and are always there for me when I need them.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Given that they're working on nonfunctional code, it's tough to measure quality. They've mostly focused on fixing issues and have done a perfect job, relative to what I was expecting.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They haven't missed a single deadline.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I've recommended them to friends.

Mobile App Dev for Remittance Services Company

“I appreciated the fact that they hit all their deadlines without being too aggressive.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
July 2014 - July 2015
Project summary: 

Amalgama built a mobile app that allowed users to transfer money from the U.S. to other countries. The team generated wireframes, developed the app, and handled API integration.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
San Francisco, California
Product Manager, Financial Services Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Amalgama demonstrated superb project management and a strong commitment to deadlines. They proved to be an excellent fit in terms of work culture, communication style, and business hours. Amalgama offered consultant-level services at a competitive price.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I was the product manager for a technology company serving the needs of underrepresented minorities in the financial services.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Amalgama?

We needed a mobile app developed for our customers who were sending money from the U.S. back to their home countries, primarily in Latin America.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Amalgama helped us from the very beginning. They worked with us from the wireframing stage all the way to developing the application. They integrated the API of our service provider with the frontend. Amalgama assigned 2 frontend developers, 2 backend developers, and 2 designers to the project.

How did you come to work with Amalgama?

We came to know about Amalgama through a mutual friend, and they ended up being the right fit.

How much have you invested with Amalgama?

We paid about $30,000 for their services.

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked with them from July 2014 until July 2015.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

There were 2 real advantages to doing business with tech firms in Argentina. First, we have similar cultures. When we worked with developers from other countries, everything had to be extremely detailed. We had to describe exactly what we wanted them to do. However, we weren’t looking for someone to write the code exactly as we described it — we wanted someone who would push back and give us better suggestions. Fortunately, Amalgama was not afraid to give feedback and share their opinion about how things should be designed.

The second benefit of doing business with firms in Argentina was that there was no time difference. Amalgama’s business hours were virtually the same as the East Coast. That made it easy to jump on calls with them. We were also working on the West Coast at the time, but we didn’t have an issue there either. Those back-and-forth sessions allowed us to get little things ironed out quickly.

The design of the app received positive comments from our startup community. Potential customers were able to navigate the intuitive interface. We also received positive feedback from our business partner who provided the backend API for the financial transactions.

How did Amalgama perform from a project management standpoint?

Amalgama excelled in project management — they distinguished themselves in this area. I appreciated the fact that they hit all their deadlines without being too aggressive. I believe they were using Trello or Basecamp or something similar, but I can’t remember what exactly. They were sharing updates as each development milestone was completed, so we could watch their progress on those items.

Amalgama had 1 point of contact who managed all of our communication. They were extremely communicative and always on Gchat. We felt that we had a strong collaboration with Amalgama.

What did you find most impressive about Amalgama?

Amalgama was more than just an outsourced tech shop for us — they were really consultants, which was the value that they brought to the project. It was pretty seamless to work with Amalgama because they’re both a design and development firm. They were definitely not just outsourcing the code. Amalgama’s team was well-integrated. They had top-end designers and engineers all sitting together so they were not waiting for each other.

Are there any areas Amalgama could improve?

Nothing comes to mind.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They met all their deadlines; I don’t think they missed any. Most of the delays on the project were due to our partner on the backend.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    This project would probably cost 3 times as much someplace else. If we had gone to India or Central Europe, we’d have so many iterations that it would end up costing the same, if not more.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    The product worked well. It was exactly to the specifications that we had agreed upon.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I’ve already referred them to several people.

Mobile App Dev for Dating App

“They made great suggestions even though we didn’t ask about certain things.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Oct. 2015 - 2017
Project summary: 

Amalgama revamped an iOS dating app, coding it from scratch after a previous vendor fell short. They provided branding and design ideas, then helped transition the project to a local vendor.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
New York, New York
Susan Press
Founder, WING App
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Amalgama offered proactive solutions to problems, including a new color scheme that more closely matched the app’s brand identity. The team produced high-quality code and was easy to work with — even after the engagement ended.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m one of the co-founders of the WING matchmaking app.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Amalgama?

We were building a dating app that would also allow people to matchmake and look for someone for their friends. People could even play games where they can set up people that they don’t even know. We had been working with another development company based out of China for 8 months, but it wasn’t working for us.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Amalgama developed the app from scratch on iOS. They had to scrap the entire code from the previous company, and they developed a fully functioning code. Aside from coding the app, they also helped with branding and ideas for the app flow.

We had a project manager, resources who worked on the creative side, and a couple of developers. We had 1 point of contact who was a lead developer.

How did you come to work with Amalgama?

I reached out to a friend of mine who was familiar with this space. He recommended somebody in Argentina who is in charge of new business development for technology. She introduced me to one of the founders of Amalgama because she thought they would be a good fit for our project.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with Amalgama in October 2015. We finished working with them in April 2017. Recently, we decided to work with a team in New York so that we could have in-person meetings. It’s not because Amalgama was doing a poor job — we just felt the distance between Argentina and New York was not ideal for us at this stage. They’re very helpful and we continue to reach out to them for things. They made the transition to the new team in New York go smoothly.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Amalgama’s team was very easy to work with. They were great, and they gave incredible suggestions. The new developers have said Amalgama’s work was done really well. They provide help even though we’re no longer working with them. I would highly recommend them.

How did Amalgama perform from a project management standpoint?

They did very well. They used some standard tools, but I didn’t use them as well as they would have liked because it was all new to me.

What did you find most impressive about Amalgama?

They’re very smart. They would go above and beyond what their clients ask them to do. They made great suggestions even though we didn’t ask about certain things. When we submitted the creative designs that we had worked on, the whole app was a certain color. We had done a brand assessment on it and had looked at all the colors. When we turned it over to them, they came back to us and said it wasn’t the best color. They thought it was too feminine. It was a wine color and they suggested a green color that we actually love.

Are there any areas Amalgama could improve?

I don’t think so. Argentinians have a different mindset than we have in New York. That was the only thing. In New York, we want things done yesterday.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    If we missed timelines, it was because my partner and I had altered the ideas for the product.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They were reasonable.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They were very easy to work with. They provided everything that we asked for in a timely manner. We were very satisfied. The code they delivered was of good quality.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I already have. They did a very good job.
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Business Entity
Status
Active
Jurisdiction of Formation
Argentina
ID
30-71449642-1
Date of Formation
May 13, 2014
Last Updated
Mar 12, 2019
Client Reviews
VERIFIED CLIENT REVIEWS
5
OVERALL REVIEW RATING
4.9
Source
Clutch
LAST UPDATED
June 8, 2018