Web & Mobile Application Development Company

We create websites, applications, mobile apps and custom solutions according to your personal needs and goals.

 

Our mission is helping people achieve great results in business with the help of attractive and suitable web and mobile app solutions. In cooperation with AMgrade, you’ll be able to automate your internal processes, create your web presence, business into online or launch a mobile app.

 

 
$1,000+
 
< $25 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2010
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Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine
headquarters

Portfolio

Key clients: 
Dignio, Mitsubishi Motors, Desert Research Institute, OneHourTranslation
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ACICO - CRM for builders

ACICO is CRM for builders that gives possibility to monitor the way the objects are built.

Key Features:

  • user registration & roles;

  • creation of projects with custom settings for different users;

  • adding of building

documentation;
  • notifications;

  • milestone visualization;

  • real-time chat;

  • payments;

  • admin dashboard with statistics

  • drawings;

  • offline mode for mobile apps;

  • complaints system;

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    Dignio - Healthcare solution

    Dignio connects patients and healthcare professionals through a digital platform that disrupts the traditional way of delivering health services and opens up new possibilities for a more sustainable solution.

    Our platform for connected care is patient-centric, and we believe this is the key to ensure a valuable, preventative and positive effect. With daily monitoring and continuous communication through

    our solutions, we enable patients to become more engaged in their own health. 

    With our solution we allow patients to make medical measurements at home with the knowledge that healthcare professionals follow up the results and are available for support and care along the way. It provides a safe, flexible everyday life with a higher quality of life.

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    SAVO Real Estate CRM system

    SAVO — CRM  system that automates all the processes of the development company, starting with the customer’s call and ending with the formation of a real estate purchase contract and payment fixation.

    Key Features:

    • registration of users;

    • roles;

    reports, analytics & notification;

  • task manager for sales managers;

  • formation of contracts;

  • calculation of loan payments;

  • financial analytics;

  • cashbox;

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    Musiqi

    Discovering music in the Afghan community is no longer a hassle with Musiqi. Just launch the app and discover new, old, and trending music right at the tip of your fingers. Musiqi features one of the largest library of songs ever uploaded on the internet. Whether you're a fan of Ahmad Zahir, or a new generation listener and enjoy discovering new and upcoming artists, Musiqi is the app for you.

    Key

    features and functionality
    • Artist Contribution, Dedicated profile, Download and Sharing
    • music has never been easier
    • Three types of user roles with three levels of access:
    • Artists (have their own cabinet for uploading different content
    • and creating events),
    • Users (can review, listen and download music/video/podcasts;
    • review information about the each artist and event);
    • Admin (has access to the whole information, can manage everything);
    • Monetization and in-app purchases integration;
    • Advertising; 'like' and sharing functions;
    • Featured, newest, trending compositions/artists/videos and new
    • albums;
    • Create own playlists; music and video streaming.


    Mabany - system that eases communication between facility management companies and tenants.

    Mabany is an Integrated online system that eases communication between facility management companies and tenants. Aiming to incessantly revolutionize residency experience and maximize business efficiency.

     

    Mabany services:

    - Broadcast Announcements

    Easily broadcast announcements to your tenants through push notifications.

    - Generate Reports

    Generate weekly and monthly reports.

    -

    Submit Requests

    Tenants can easily request services.

    - Track requests

     

    Keep track of all current and upcoming requests.

    Eyedog Indoor Navigation System for large and complex buildings. Feature placements are determined by the app stores and help users to discover new and popular apps. Knowing when and where an app is being Featured can explain a sudden boost in popularity and downloads. App Annie tracks all the different Feature placements for any app, day, country, category and device.

    Key features

    and functionality
    • Turn by turn navigation;
    • Physically Impaired mode;
    • Dynamic routing;
    • Content Management System;
    • Multi Language (UK, FR, DE, NL, SE, DK, NO, IT, SP);
    • Actively warn users when taking wrong directions;
    • Manual selecting starting point;
    • Automatic Positioning;
    • When lost, position is detected.


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    Zevo Health

    Zevo Health is a health application for companies to organize healthier environment for employees in different organization. So people can achieve goals, get points for achievements and win competitions. It motivates them to dod more physical activity and build relationship with their colleagues.


    • Team competitions within workplaces


    • Webinars


    • Wellness programs for organizations


    Discover the digital world of iSi on your smartphone and tablet. We all need inspiration, and it is now ecoming more mobile and limitless than ever before.

    Here we present the practical features of the iSi Recipe App at a glance:

    - Simple recipe selection and intuitive menu navigation

    - Clearly arranged recipe categorization

    - Advanced search function and filter option 

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    New, exciting recipe ideas monthly

    - Shopping list

    - Timer

    - High degree of customization thanks to the notes function, recipe variation and decorating suggestion options

    - Exciting community section

    service section with FAQs, user instructions and practical application videos for the Gourmet Whip

    - Information section with interesting iSi facts

    - The recipes are also available in offline mode

    - Free download and usage

    - languages: German, English

     

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    R+W

    The new R+W app blurs the borders between the real and virtual worlds. The augmented reality function and virtual showroom lets you experience our product programme as you have never seen it before. 

    JUST A FEW STEPS TO AUGMENTED REALITY.

    Download the free R+W app from the App Store or in Google Play. It is available for all devices with iOS version 8.0 or higher (iPhone/iPad). Wherever you see a

    product depicted in the brochure, you can use the AR app to learn more about it.

    The app recognises the original scan and displays the AR content. To load this content, hold your mobile device about 20–30 cm above the brochure and move it slightly.

    3D models, animations and other information are waiting to be discovered. In the showroom, you can view the highlights from our product range without scans. Even more product information is available inside the showroom.

    Reviews

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    Platform Dev for Online Marketplace

    "Everything has always been communicated honestly and transparently, which we appreciated. You get top service here!"

    Quality: 
    5.0
    Schedule: 
    5.0
    Cost: 
    5.0
    Willing to refer: 
    5.0
    The Project
     
    Less than $10,000
     
    Nov. 2019 - May 2020
    Project summary: 

    An online marketplace hired AMgrade to develop a marketplace platform. The platform picks up users and controls the payment flow centrally via its platform.

    The Reviewer
     
    1-10 Employees
     
    Aarau, Switzerland
    Company Owner, Online Platform
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    The platform is launched on-time and has received overwhelmingly positive feedback. The team at AMGrade is easy to work with, experienced, and professional, all of whom bring strong know-how to the work.

    The client submitted this review online.

    BACKGROUND

    Please describe your company and your position there.

    We are an online market place for services and offer every company the possibility to digitalize itself.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    For what projects/services did your company hire AMgrade?

    AMgrade was commissioned by us to develop a marketplace platform.

    What were your goals for this project?

    To have a functional platform that picks up our users in a modern and innovative design and controls the payment flow centrally via our platform.

    SOLUTION

    How did you select this vendor?

    We chose AMgrade because they understood us right from the start and provided us with a complete breakdown of our existing website within a few hours. Even in case of ambiguities you were able to give us far-sighted recommendations and support us in the decision-making process.

    Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

    They supported us optimally from the beginning and guided us in this project. From the optimization of our idea, the processes, the implementation of various functions and the securing of a payment flow, everything was developed in a highly professional manner. We also received optimal support with regard to the server infrastructure and domains. AMgrade was very responsive to our needs and made everything we wanted possible. Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)

    What was the team composition?

    We had a main contact person for the project who took the lead. Among them was another leader, depending on the area of specialization, who coordinated the work and ensured that the timeline was met. In general, there was clean communication, which was supported by time charts and tasks.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    Our platform has now been launched and has been very well received by our users. We are really convinced that AMgrade was the right decision for us. We have worked with other companies before, but none of them were as good in implementation as AMgrade. We will therefore continue to work with AMgrade.

    How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

    At AMgrade everything is planned and implemented quickly. If obstacles are encountered, they are discussed immediately and solutions are sought. As a client you are always in good hands.

    What did you find most impressive about this company?

    Amgrade really has a very strong team with a lot of know-how and experience. Nothing seems impossible and you can feel the passion that the team members bring. Everything has always been communicated honestly and transparently, which we really appreciated. You really get a top service here!

    Are there any areas for improvement?

    It was all to our satisfaction. Maybe in certain situations Skype calls could help to explain certain points better at first go.

    5.0
    Overall Score AMgrade is our number 1! We will continue to work together in the future! Nice job!
    • 5.0 Scheduling
      ON TIME / DEADLINES
      The deadlines were always met as far as possible! You can feel that the employees always give the best!
    • 5.0 Cost
      Value / within estimates
      The costs were kept within limits. You really get a lot for your money!
    • 5.0 Quality
      Service & deliverables
      It was the best I have received so far. Great end result!
    • 5.0 NPS
      Willing to refer
      We can only recommend AMgrade!

    Backend Refactoring & Dev for Music App

    "I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a reliable, experienced, and honest team."

    Quality: 
    5.0
    Schedule: 
    5.0
    Cost: 
    5.0
    Willing to refer: 
    5.0
    The Project
     
    Less than $10,000
     
    Mar. 2020 - Ongoing
    Project summary: 

    AMgrade provides backend refactoring, maintenance, and ongoing development in PHP and Laravel. They set up a server for an app and continue to manage it. The scope has involved fixing highly problematic code. 

    The Reviewer
     
    1-10 Employees
     
    Baltimore, Maryland
    Anya Oleynik
    Founder & CEO, Craft Music, LLC
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    In result of the team's clean code, the app is faster and more secure. They're a highly accessible team with a thorough workflow. In response to the bug-ridden code, the specialists have suggested excellent solutions that will function well into the future. All deadlines were met.

    The client submitted this review online.

    BACKGROUND

    Please describe your company and your position there.

    I’m the founder and CEO of Craft Music, a mobile app for musicians, visual artists, and brands to collaborate. The app features a marketplace, cloud storage, social media features, and a real-time audio and video recording and editing studio.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    For what projects/services did your company hire AMgrade?

    I hired AMgrade for backend refactoring and ongoing backend development in PHP/Laravel, as well as server management for my app.

    What were your goals for this project?

    The goal was to improve the slow performance of our backend/server and fix bugs left by previous developers.

    SOLUTION

    How did you select this vendor?

    I met Vlad from AMgrade online after he applied to a job post I listed looking for developers for my app. After describing the app and the tasks I needed completed, I invited Vlad and his team to look at the code. They gave me a detailed review document listing all the errors they found in my app’s backend and explained how these could create bugs, slow performance, and security issues. He recommended refactoring of the entire backend. Because I was in a hurry to get my app launched, I planned to postpone the backend refactoring until after launch and told him I would be in touch. Well, it turned out that Vlad was right. My server performance was so slow that the app wasn’t even functional and couldn’t be shown to the public. So I contacted Vlad again and he estimated it would take about 2-3 weeks for his team to fix all the issues. I hired his team and they finished in 2.5 weeks, within the deadline just as he had promised. Previously, my developers went weeks or months over deadlines. I was really happy I found a team that is reliable and fulfills their promises. I’ve continued to work with them since on ongoing backend development and maintenance.

    Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

    The project consisted of backend refactoring and server repair and maintenance for my app which was previously in very bad shape. Amgrade cleaned up the code and formatted it correctly, then proceeded to individually fix each file, move misplaced code, and rewrite poorly written/incorrect code that had been causing issues. It was a lot of work and I was amazed at how quickly they were able to do it. They also took on setting up and managing the new server. The app is so much faster now and safe from potential security threats. They also found and fixed bugs caused by previous developers.

    What was the team composition?

    The team consisted of Vlad as the project manager, Dmitry as the lead backend developer, and Liza as the junior backend developer. Communication was very easy with all of them. They are knowledgeable and picked up on the app structure and functions very quickly.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    I am so thankful for the AMgrade team! Vlad, the project manager, is always available and able to answer all of my questions in detail. He assigned the best developers for my project and I couldn’t be happier with the results. Dmitry is an amazing backend developer who refactored all of my app’s PHP/Laravel backend code and set up a fresh server in record time. My code was previously in a very poor state, messy and buggy, and the server performance was so terrible that pages would take minutes to load sometimes. Dmitry fixed all the problems and now my server is incredibly fast and I feel safe knowing that he handled all the security issues my app had as well. I’ve continued working with Dmitry and Liza, another backend developer from AMgrade, on all of my app’s backend needs because I’m very happy with their performance. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a reliable, experienced, and honest team.

    How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

    Vlad is the main project manager, taking care of assigning developers, billing, and answering my questions. Dmitry manages the backend development, both working on it himself and delegating certain tasks to Liza. Project management was very effective, everyone played an important part.

    What did you find most impressive about this company?

    I was most impressed by their honesty, knowledge, experience, ability to meet deadlines, and thoroughness. Other developers had agreed to work on the already problematic code, adding more problems to it. AMgrade saw the issues with the code and proposed a much better solution that would solve existing and future issues, and guarantee the health of the app over the long-term. They are the most hard-working and honest team I’ve met.

    Are there any areas for improvement?

    The only way I think they can improve is if they clone themselves because we need more developers like them in this world!

    5.0
    Overall Score AMgrade is the best! So happy with my server performance.
    • 5.0 Scheduling
      ON TIME / DEADLINES
      Easy scheduling, always available and responds in a timely manner.
    • 5.0 Cost
      Value / within estimates
      Very reasonable prices for excellent service. They were sensitive to the fact I’m a startup currently.
    • 5.0 Quality
      Service & deliverables
      Superior quality, very thorough and detail-oriented. The most perfect and beautiful code I have ever seen.
    • 5.0 NPS
      Willing to refer
      I already recommended them to one friend who is considering developing an app and will continue to recommend them!

    Web Development for Real Estate Portal

    "They are very accessible and I don't have to chase them for updates and to get the work done."

    Quality: 
    5.0
    Schedule: 
    5.0
    Cost: 
    5.0
    Willing to refer: 
    5.0
    The Project
     
    Less than $10,000
     
    June 2019 - Ongoing
    Project summary: 

    AMgrade developed a website for a real estate portal. Their team developed a WordPress site and provides ongoing maintenance support.

    The Reviewer
     
    1-10 Employees
     
    France
    CEO, Real Estate Portal
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    While the client's business is still in launch mode, the website has received positive feedback. AMgrade effectively communicates across multiple channels. Their professional team is responsible and adaptable. 

    The client submitted this review online.

    BACKGROUND

    Please describe your company and your position there.

    We are a real estate portal, I am the CEO

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    For what projects/services did your company hire AMgrade?

    AMgrade is in the charge of the website development and ongoing maintenance of the site, edits and any activities related to our tech dev.

    What were your goals for this project?

    To have a clean, functional website that is flexible and can be modified easily.

    SOLUTION

    How did you select this vendor?

    AMgrade was very responsive and understood our needs very quickly. They were very fast in delivering a quality product to us.

    Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

    All website-related services, the platform AMgrade picked is WordPress which makes it easy to add items to the site.

    What was the team composition?

    The manager, a project manager, and a developer are involved in the project.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    This is our first site for our business as we are in launch mode. The website has been well received so far.

    How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

    We are using both Skype and Trello, this has been working well for us.

    What did you find most impressive about this company?

    They are very accessible and I don't have to chase them for updates and to get the work done.

    Are there any areas for improvement?

    So far everything has been great.

    5.0
    Overall Score Excellent work so far
    • 5.0 Scheduling
      ON TIME / DEADLINES
    • 5.0 Cost
      Value / within estimates
      Very competitive pricing
    • 5.0 Quality
      Service & deliverables
    • 5.0 NPS
      Willing to refer
      Easy to work with and great communication

    Database and Tracker App for Hospital Research Trials

    "They truly want clients to be happy with their work."

    Quality: 
    5.0
    Schedule: 
    5.0
    Cost: 
    5.0
    Willing to refer: 
    5.0
    The Project
     
    $10,000 to $49,999
     
    Dec. 2018 - Mar. 2019
    Project summary: 

    AMgrade designed and built an app for both iOS and Android platforms that serves as a database and health tracker for cancer research trials. It includes security features, multiple users, statistics, and more.

    The Reviewer
     
    1,001-5,000 Employees
     
    Toronto, Canada
    Ramy Saleh, MD, MSc, FRCPC
    Medical Oncologist, Princess Margaret Cancer Center
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    The app has boosted overall efficiency by replacing all paper-based processes with various automated functions. Their adherence to deadlines and budgets and willingness to rework things until their clients are satisfied serves to show their commitment to producing top-notch results.

    The client submitted this review online.

    BACKGROUND

    Please describe your company and your position there.

    I'm a medical oncologist working in the top cancer hospital in Canada, the Princess Margaret Cancer Center.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    For what projects/services did your company hire AMgrade?

    We wanted to move to an electronic database and tracker for our cancer research trials and hired them for the project.

    What were your goals for this project?

    Firstly, we needed to create an online database and tracker that’s custom built from a medical perspective. We also needed the app to be built for both iOS and Android platforms and have the ability to provide us quick metrics to assess the workload.

    SOLUTION

    How did you select this vendor?

    We found them through a personal contact that had a great experience with them. We were looking for a company with a successful track record that we could have a long-term relationship with. From the moment we had the first call, I knew how professional they were.

    Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

    They designed, built and help manage the electronic database and tracker for our cancer research trials. It includes features for allowing multiple users to go in, track, and update studies, and follow up with cancer patients throughout their treatment. It also has security access, an activity log, statistics with important metrics, and more.

    What was the team composition?

    We had a stable project manager during the project. Their CTO was also kind enough to give us amazing feedback on how to create our project. The team at AMgrade took their time to assess our needs before implementation to ensure efficiency and a great outcome.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    Our launch was amazing. We’re now paperless and have more automated functions than ever before. The workload is also less given that the tracker increases our work efficiency.

    How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

    AMgrade always respected the deadline and budget and went above and beyond to ensure the highest work quality. Communication was phenomenal and super fast.

    What did you find most impressive about this company?

    They truly want clients to be happy with their work. When they realize some things do not add up or are not functioning as their client wants, they go back to their boards, think things through, and come back with great solutions.

    Are there any areas for improvement?

    There’s nothing they could improve that I can think of at the moment. I’m truly satisfied and happy.

    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 App Development for Bicycle Rental Company

    "This app kickstarted our operation and received good feedback."

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

    AMgrade built a bilingual iOS app that tracked bicycles, sent notifications, managed user accounts, and stored usage data. The app also included a brief user tutorial. 

    The Reviewer
     
    1-10 Employees
     
    Tokyo, Japan
    Jad Saleh
    Founder & CEO, Pedaru
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    The app worked perfectly, brought great publicity to the startup, and attracted potential investors. AMgrade set themselves apart through their transparent guidance, fast turnarounds, and meticulous organization. Their knowledge and expertise created a polished, professional product. 

    The client submitted this review online.

    BACKGROUND

    Please describe your company and your position there.

    I'm the founder and CEO of Pedaru, a bicycle sharing startup. We share unused bicycles with users who need transportation over a short distance. 

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    For what projects/services did your company hire AMgrade?

    We hired AMgrade to develop our iOS mobile app, which enables our users to locate, unlock, and ride our bicycles.

    What were your goals for this project?

    They developed our mobile app and an admin panel that tracks user info, creates user accounts, sends push notifications, adds bicycles, adds parking spots, controls pricing information, and monitors ride and bicycle usage data.

    SOLUTION

    How did you select this vendor?

    We looked for vendors online, but another entrepreneur highly recommended AMgrade. They responded quickly to the introduction and made an offer.

    Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

    The app included specific features, such as bicycle tracking capabilities and integrations with Google Maps, Stripe, and Facebook. An external resource created our designs, but we wanted to add extra screens and an explainer tutorial. AMgrade helped us fix our existing designs and create new ones. They also made the app bilingual for our English- and Japanese-speaking users. 

    What was the team composition?

    The team consisted of a sales representative who compiled technical reports and provided cost and timeline estimates; a project manager who assigned tasks; and the designers and developers who did the leg work. The size of the team remained consistent. When our project manager took a vacation, the CTO took over her tasks and updated me every day.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    The quality was great and everything worked well. This app kickstarted our operation, received good feedback, and showed tangible results to our existing and potential investors. It will definitely take our startup to the next level.

    How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

    We used Slack, Skype, and WhatsApp to track tasks and keep our communication on point. Since everything was well-organized, we didn't have many issues with the language barrier or time difference. The app was released behind schedule, as texting took longer than expected, but that was acceptable. 

    What did you find most impressive about this company?

    They always made sure we were happy. This was our first app, so we didn't know how to write perfect technical documents. We worried about finding a trustworthy developer who understood our business while meeting our requirements and tight budgets. However, we always understood our tasks because they explained them in layman's terms. They kept the project on schedule and gave us valuable feedback about how we could make our application run smoother and look better.

    5.0
    Overall Score
    • 5.0 Scheduling
      ON TIME / DEADLINES
      Despite the app being behind schedule due to extra testing, they did their best every day.
    • 5.0 Cost
      Value / within estimates
      They met our budget, spent our money efficiently, and gave the best bang for our buck.
    • 5.0 Quality
      Service & deliverables
      The quality of the work was great and we've received nice reviews from our customers about the look and feel.
    • 5.0 NPS
      Willing to refer
      We've already referred them to multiple friends and potential customers!

    Web Dev for Consulting Agency

    “All in all, I am impressed with the speed of their team — it’s a quality I hadn’t seen before in Germany.”

    Quality: 
    5.0
    Schedule: 
    5.0
    Cost: 
    5.0
    Willing to refer: 
    5.0
    The Project
     
    $10,000 to $49,999
     
    Aug. 2014 - Ongoing
    Project summary: 

    AMgrade migrated a tourism portal from WordPress to Drupal. The team took an existing website design and redeveloped it on a new platform. They continue to optimize the site for newer devices.

    The Reviewer
     
    1-10 Employees
     
    Dusseldorf, Germany
    Uwe Marschel
    Partner, Maasmarschel
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    AMgrade’s main strength is speed, both in terms of delivery and response time. The team finds solutions quickly, which also reflects their technical expertise. Another highlight is that AMgrade’s team can converse in several languages, a plus when dealing with non-English clients.

    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 one of the partners of a public consulting agency dealing with the affairs of large companies. Our company is based in Dusseldorf, Germany. We have a team size of up to 10 people. We handle project management for large engagements, as well as design, development, website conceptualization and public relations items like advertising. For example, we provide consultation on whether a website needs to be changed or redone. Often, we start the work using partners, one of them being AMgrade.  

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    What challenge were you trying to address with AMgrade?

    Our current work is for a tourist project focused on a specific rural region of Germany. It’s meant to increase interest in the tourist offerings in the area. The platform features stories written by journalists, a calendar of events, and tour offerings. It’s a new way of giving information to a peer group. Our team first developed a concept for the website using WordPress. However, we found that we had taken the wrong approach, so I contacted AMgrade.

    SOLUTION

    What was the scope of their involvement?

    AMgrade was in charge of changing and completely redeveloping certain frontend and backend modules based on our design. It was a reworking effort of an existing website, which had been in development for a few weeks. This made things more complicated. It’s better to start from the beginning, but it was not possible. We also made additional requests during the project. They gave suggestions when we asked for them, but we usually knew what we wanted in terms of content and design. We were always given an answer featuring 1–2 approaches.

    We are currently in the process of upgrading the Drupal system and making it work better on newer devices. AMgrade’s team is dedicated to our project. While the developers are based in Ukraine, they also have 2–3 consultants working from Germany, including a project manager and a technical lead. They have a team of 90 developers and technical people, as well as marketing and design resources in Ukraine. I have access to them through my liaisons in Germany, which makes it easier for me to communicate since my English is not perfect.

    How did you come to work with AMgrade?

    I reached out to my community in order to find good Drupal developers, which we thought would be the right platform for the project. I received replies from companies all over the world. My first contact with AMgrade was an email response. They were also based in Germany. I immediately liked the tone of their email and website, as well as of our phone conversations later on. As a result, we discussed a very complex project with their management.

    How much have you invested with AMgrade?

    The cost of this project is $10,000–$15,000, split between several bills.

    What is the status of this engagement?

    I believe we started working with AMgrade in August 2014. The project ended in April 2016. I have no reasons to discontinue working with them.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    AMgrade renovated an old house with great effort, developing a large website that had not existed for its region. The quality was what I expected. The site worked reliably since its launch, but we have identified a need to make it responsive on newer mobile devices. I don’t have statistics for it because Google Analytics was implemented only a few months ago. We had no data before that time.

    How did AMgrade perform from a project management standpoint?

    The team works quickly, and they give us fast answers. We maintain communication through Google Docs, Skype, and email.

    During the initial process, the timeline changed somewhat. That was partly because we didn’t supply some information in time. Everything was done in English and German.

    What did you find most impressive about AMgrade?

    All in all, I am impressed with the speed of their team — it’s a quality I hadn’t seen before in Germany. They give feedback quickly and put in a lot of effort to find answers and solutions. All of this was, and is, extraordinary.

    I appreciate their technical know-how. I don’t understand anything about this process, but AMgrade always had a solution at hand. I have worked with a few developers in the past, and AMgrade’s service was better than anything I’d known until that time.

    Are there any areas AMgrade could improve?

    I’m not a technical advisor, so it’s not easy for me to say.

    5.0
    Overall Score The collaboration has improved since the start. I have contact with a German office and can talk to one of my peers.
    • 5.0 Scheduling
      ON TIME / DEADLINES
      They are timely, and they always work fast.
    • 5.0 Cost
      Value / within estimates
      The cost is perfect for us.
    • 5.0 Quality
      Service & deliverables
    • 5.0 NPS
      Willing to refer
      I always recommend AMgrade when someone asks me for a reference.

    Ongoing Dev Support for Consultant

    "From a development perspective, AMgrade has met deadlines and estimates."

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

    AMgrade transformed a prototype into a fully operational site handling both frontend and backend tasks. Interfacing mostly with their developers, they continue to improve code, built features, and fix bugs.

    The Reviewer
     
    Consultant
     
    New York, New York
    Owner, Web Development Consultancy
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    Unlike previous providers, AMgrade delivered nearly bug-free work, requiring minimal QA. They always try to outdo expectations despite time zone constraints and bring expertise and high quality to the table, keeping up with new technologies, thus making them one of the top Ukranian companies.

    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 a consultant helping different companies build websites. I am the sole owner of the company, and I am based in New York.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    What challenge were you trying to address with AMgrade?

    As a consultant, I had a business need relating to my own company, and not those of clients. I started to build it myself with new technologies like ReactJS, AWS [Amazon Web Services], and Firebase. I completed a prototype but didn’t have enough time to finish it myself, so I hired AMgrade for help.

    SOLUTION

    What was the scope of their involvement?

    I needed to convert the working prototype into a full product, which required a lot more functionality and build time. I hired a couple of developers from AMgrade for this task. They started with frontend work on ReactJS, and improved some of my code, fixed bugs, and built a number of new features. I was satisfied with the work, so I also asked AMgrade to help with the backend tasks which are hosted on the AWS Lambda technology. They also built a number of features for that area.

    How did you come to work with AMgrade?

    I am from Ukraine, and AMgrade is a Ukrainian company. I have some links and relationships with the development community there, and someone recommended them to me. I did a project with AMgrade when I was working for another agency, and they provided great work. I tried different companies in Ukraine, but I was never fully satisfied in terms of quality. I have continued to use AMgrade since the initial project.

    How much have you invested with AMgrade?

    We have a monthly agreement, and the overall cost has been between $25,000 and $30,000.

    What is the status of this engagement?

    I started working with AMgrade in September 2017. The collaboration is ongoing.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    I am a developer myself and started my career as a QA [quality assurance] engineer working for other companies. When I received the results of the work, it made tests myself in order to see if everything was good. I was never satisfied with other providers because there were many bugs, and there was a lack of desire to create a feature in a good way. They could implement a task exactly as specified in the description, but didn’t try to understand what the client needed.

    The number of bugs is very low with AMgrade’s work, and I haven’t spent as much time testing their deliverables compared to other companies. They’ve tried to deliver better results than what was asked. I like working with them because of these two aspects.

    How did AMgrade perform from a project management standpoint?

    We can work on a fixed price, project basis with AMgrade, delivering the full scope of work using project managers and QA testers, but I’ve mainly worked directly with the developers since I’m a developer myself. The estimates they provide are solid, and we can discuss why a task can take five days, rather than one. In most cases, I don’t have any issues with their justifications. From a development perspective, AMgrade has met deadlines and estimates in most cases.

    I have a lot of experience working with remote teams, so I haven’t had a problem in this regard. I start my day around six or seven o’clock in the morning on New York time, when it’s the middle of the day in Ukraine. I have a chance to review what has been done so far, as well as provide comments and feedback which will be addressed by the end of the day. I receive finished results by 11 AM. I have also talked to developers from their homes, at 11 PM their time, which is 4 PM for me. Overall, the process works for me, and it’s simply one of the nuances of using a remote team. They won’t be available full time during local working hours, so I need to schedule my time around this. It can be a challenge to encounter a bug late in the afternoon after the working day has ended in Ukraine. Two or three hours in the morning, or even more, depending on how early I start, as well as additional availability over email and Skype later in the day, is pretty good for me.

    What did you find most impressive about AMgrade?

    For me, quality of work is important, and I feel that they’ve provided this as well as expertise. The technologies on my project are relatively new, and AMgrade has tried to stay on top of them.

    Are there any areas AMgrade could improve?

    There have been things which I needed to improve, but over time, I’ve gotten used to them.

    The language difference is not relevant in my case since I speak Ukrainian. On one project, there was a need for one of AMgrade’s developers to speak directly to another one from the client’s side in English. That particular developer was not very good in terms of language skills. It also depends on the resources hired by the client, in terms of project management.

    5.0
    Overall Score I am fully satisfied.
    • 5.0 Scheduling
      ON TIME / DEADLINES
      They always meet their estimates. I’ve tried to push more challenging dates, but AMgrade always explained clearly why something couldn’t be delivered as fast as I wanted. We’ve typically found a balance on estimates.
    • 4.5 Cost
      Value / within estimates
      Compared to other companies in Ukraine, AMgrade has higher hourly rates. But overall, they are a more affordable provider. I can hire someone for $5/hour to spend a month on the task, or someone for $50 who will spend a day. The quality is also better.
    • 5.0 Quality
      Service & deliverables
      I’ve tried other companies in Ukraine and always had problems. Now that I found AMgrade, I’ve stopped looking for someone else. I am completely satisfied with their quality.
    • 5.0 NPS
      Willing to refer
      I have recommended AMgrade to a friend who is running a startup. Hopefully, they will get going on the project.

    Frontend Development for Leisure, Travel, & Tourism Firm

    "They are quick to respond, happy to help, and produce really high-quality work."

    Quality: 
    5.0
    Schedule: 
    5.0
    Cost: 
    5.0
    Willing to refer: 
    5.0
    The Project
     
    Less than $10,000
     
    June - July 2020
    Project summary: 

    AMgrade worked on a Vue.js frontend development for an ML-powered SaaS digital concierge for business travel. The team finished their job based on the designs given by the client.

    The Reviewer
     
    1-10 Employees
     
    London, United Kingdom
    Jack Dow
    CEO, Grapevine
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    AMgrade's output was incredible. The client was satisfied with their outcome. What stood out the most is how they allowed the client to contact the developer directly in order for deliverables to be clearly understood. Their openness set them apart aside from their technical expertise.

    The client submitted this review online.

    BACKGROUND

    Please describe your company and your position there.

    I'm the CEO of Grapevine, an ML-powered SaaS Digital Concierge for Business Travel.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    For what projects/services did your company hire AMgrade, and what were your goals?

    We needed a solid frontend developer to deliver a project for us.

    SOLUTION

    How did you select AMgrade and what were the deciding factors?

    We went to the market and they provided a high-quality developer at a very reasonable costs.

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

    They needed to deliver a Vue.js frontend based on designs.

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

    • CEO
    • Lead developer
    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    I'm really happy with their work.

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

    We asked to have a direct relationship with the developer and they were happy to provide this, which was great for transparency and accountability.

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

    They are quick to respond, happy to help, and produce really high-quality work.

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

    None.

    5.0
    Overall Score Great team and business
    • 5.0 Scheduling
      ON TIME / DEADLINES
      easy to set up calls / communicate
    • 5.0 Cost
      Value / within estimates
      good value
    • 5.0 Quality
      Service & deliverables
      really happy with the work
    • 5.0 NPS
      Willing to refer
      I'd love to work with them again and would be very happy to recommend them