Apiko | B2B, B2C, Marketplace Development Company

Apiko is a marketplace development company. We build stable and reliable applications using modern JavaScript technologies (Meteor js, Node js, Express js, React js, React Native) from May 2014.

We deliver:

  • top-notch B2B, B2C, B2B2C marketplace development,
  • inutitive web and mobile applications,
  • product MVP development,
  • QA assistance.

We provide advanced web and mobile solutions for the following industries:

  • food ordering/delivery
  • retail & e-commerce
  • healthcare & fitness
  • rental marketplace
  • recruitment/talent management
  • event management
  • logistics
  • e-learning

The main goal - we want each of our Customers to be completely satisfied with our work.

 
$10,000+
 
$25 - $49 / hr
 
50 - 249
 Founded
2014
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Ternopil, Ukraine
headquarters
  • Apiko
    Krushel'nyts'koi Street 18
    Ternopil 46000
    Ukraine
other locations
  • Apiko
    4 Baytown Close Barwon Heads
    Melbourn 3227
    Australia
  • Apiko
    22 The Hill, Blunham
    Bedfordshire MK44 3NG
    United Kingdom
  • Apiko
    Vandkunsten 6, 2 th. 1467 København K CVR.
    Copenhagen 36025271
    Denmark

Portfolio

Key clients: 

Entrepreneurs, product owners, small and medium-sized enterprises.

Hive | Project management for teams (Raised $5M of investments)

Together with the Hive team we did our best to develop one-in-one platform for both big enterprises and small companies. It offers all the necessary tools for managing projects, planning, communication, keeping track of the analytics, and storing important files. Hive also has over 100 integrations, simple drag and drop functionality, and customizable design to maintain the unique style of your company.

We are proud to say that Hive has achieved the amazing results! It`s a great honor for us to be a part of Hive team and share their success!

Hive is used by Pinterest, WeWork, Salesforce, Nike, The Economist, Harvard University, ect. 

Plio

The vision behind the Plio Project is a collaborative software tool designed to support a new approach to compliance management - lean compliance. It’s about applying lean management principles to streamline the compliance management process. This allows regulated firms to demonstrate robust compliance processes to their regulator whilst at the same time working towards reducing cost and wasted effort.

Work order management application

Work order management application

The current project is a complex product, parts of which perform different functionality. They can be customized and adjusted according to the needs of either a property owner/manufacturer or a facility manager.

Class management and booking app for children

A client came to us with an idea to create an activity booking application for scheduling and managing kid classes. The app connects children to volunteers that teach classes in different hobby clubs.

With the help of this application children can choose their age group, book the activity and subscribe to the hobby club. During the classes, children check in, so parents and volunteers can track their attendance.

Volunteers, in their turn, have the list of classes they teach. During the class, volunteers can also check children in, in case they forgot to do this themselves.

The main idea of this app is to help children find and discover the best activities and experiences.

Carpe Datum

Data analytics tool for veterinary clinics

It's important for any business to track the analytics and achievements, compare the results, and set new benchmarks. Our client deals with veterinary clinics, providing them with a business education, analytical and consulting services, online resources and training.

Healthcare real-time mobile app

A client has requested the development of mobile medical app to monitor patient's vitals with real-time communication features included. The app should provide the opportunity to conduct video, audio calls, messaging and files sharing between a caregiver and a patient in the live mode. 

The major requirements were to create a React Native-based mobile medical app with

 - the functionality of both an online consulting app and a care coordination product

 - real-time chat, video, audio calls and file sharing

 - integration with the following medical devices: weight scales, blood pressure monitor, finger pulse oximeter, continuous temperature monitoring. 

This healthcare solution allows remote and at the same time, more comfortable communication between a caregiver and a doctor by providing the ability to conduct audio, video calls, chatting and secure vitals data streaming.

B2B food marketplace platform

Our Team developed an advanced B2B food marketplace platform to let producers distribute the necessary product information as well as collaborate with their customers in a transparent and comprehensive way.

Meals Unite

Online marketplace for hosts and guests

Our Client has received a user-friendly online marketplace with simple and intuitive interface. It has all the necessary functionality for pushing it into the market and gathering the first base of users.

Wibl

Childcare/babysitting P2P marketplace app

As a result, Apiko Team has delivered a user-friendly, clear P2P childcare mobile application for both iOS and Android. The major product's business requirements were brought to life and developed on the highly-performant level.

Hot Spots

Hot Spots App helps locals and tourists to find things to do and places to go to to make the most out of their stay in a city. Its users can instantly learn about some of the best restaurants, bars and shopping places in their area. With Hot Spots it’s easy to find the information about upcoming sport and music events, festivals, theatre plays, and much more, as now it is gathered in one app.

All-in-one restaurant management software

All-in-one restaurant management software, that helps restaurant owners, chefs, and managers optimize their work, plan things ahead, analyze reports, and boost the overall profit of the restaurant.

Experitix

Apiko has developed a fully functional platform for scheduling, event management, payments, and reporting that can be used in any industry.

ACars

P2P car rental marketplace platform

, Apiko development team has worked on our own multi-platform car sharing marketplace project. That’s why our UI/UX department has brought its best designers together to create a truly user-centred mobile version of P2P car rental platform. Our designers have cooperated tightly with developers to bring to life the car rantal/sharing app which is light to use and has all the functionality needed, like “Favorite cars” list, dashboards, user profile page, car listing, filtered search, etc.

Perfi

Open-source personal finance management app

Perfi is an open-source React Native based application developed by Apiko. Its main goal is to help you manage your invoices and expenses from multiple sources of transactions.

Databazel

People deal with big data processing in different areas, e.g. business and economy, healthcare, government, science and education. Databazel is a simple tool for data visualization directly from MongoDB. It allows to stay in control of your data, effortlessly and quickly analyze it, and share reports with your colleagues.

GitterMobile

GitterMobile is an unofficial Gitter mobile client for iOS and Android built with ReactNative. Unfortunately, we noticed unsatisfactory performance of official Gitter mobile client and exactly this triggered us to develop a better version. Gitter is a communication platform for engineering communities and teams on GitHub. Its primary aim is to manage community collaboration and be a platform for discussion and contribution to open-source projects. It gathers all the development community in one place and allows to find any information just in a few clicks.

Reviews

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App Dev for Machinery Application Company

“They delivered on time and the app works well.”

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
May - June 2018
Project summary: 

Apiko provided mobile application development services, using React Native to work on the iOS and Android deliverables.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
London, United Kingdom
Thomas Seropian
Head of Engineering, Skin Analytics
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The project was completed successfully, with the team working hard to produce effective applications, on time and for good value. They kept in touch regularly and maintained good tracking mechanisms, though could improve their English-language communication.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the head of engineering at Skin Analytics. We provide machine learning applications on skin cancer.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Apiko?

We wanted to build a mobile app for our clients.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They did the design of the app screens based on some wireframes we provided them with. They also did the development of the mobile app, using React Native. The apps are for both iOS and Android.

What is the team composition?

We worked with one graphic designer for the design of the screens, and there were two backend developers.

How did you come to work with Apiko?

We found them on Upwork and chose them after speaking with their business development person.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent $10,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked together from May­–June 2018.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

They delivered on time and the app works well.

How did Apiko perform from a project management standpoint?

We had regular points for check-ins during the project. They managed to provide me with clear communication around what the issues were and the work they’d been doing.

What did you find most impressive about them?

I’d be happy to work with them again if we have future needs around the mobile apps.

Are there any areas they could improve?

They could improve the developers’ level of English which would improve communication. However, we did manage to communicate fine.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

No.

4.5
Overall Score I’d be happy to work with them again.
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They delivered on time.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    It was much cheaper than hiring someone in the U.K.
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They provided good development and design.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Staff Augmentation for Frontend & Backend JavaScript Dev

“Apiko has always assigned us skilled developers who have a thorough understanding of relevant technology.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Jan. 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Apiko has provided staff augmentation for mobile, web, and TV app development. They’ve supported projects that involve technologies like React, Meteor, Koa, GraphQL, Preact, JavaScript, NodeJS, and MongoDB.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
London, UK
CEO, Software Development Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Collaborating with Apiko has fostered a greater degree of development knowledge and expanded capability within the in-house team. The software engineers they assign are consistently experienced and technically proficient. If resources are a less than ideal fit, they rapidly source replacements.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I'm the CEO of a company that develops software for the broadcasting industry, among other sectors.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Apiko?

We've partnered with Apiko to work on many projects. These include server-side development with NodeJS, website development with Meteor or React, and mobile and TV app development.

What were your goals for this project?

We needed developers with JavaScript expertise to work closely with our in-house team.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We talked to different vendors to see which ones could support our company's needs. Apiko seemed like the best fit at the time, and we've continued to work with for nearly two years now. We initially talked to the owners and a project manager and then worked with one or two of their developers to test how they would work and communicate with our teams.

Can you go into detail about the services they provided and the scope of the project?

Apiko provides software developers to work as an extension of our in-house technical teams when we need extra resources. They have specialized knowledge of sophisticated technologies like Meteor and GraphQL. Working in close collaboration with our internal engineers, they take part in our standups and communicate with us daily. All of the projects we work on together involve JavaScript. Specific ones feature technologies such as React, Preact, Meteor, GraphQL, Koa, NodeJS and MongoDB.

What was the team composition?

Apiko provides teams of developers to work with our in-house engineers, project managers, business analysts, and QA staff. Their teams usually work remotely, but we've also visited their offices to work together face-to-face.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Apiko has helped us deliver projects and gain more expertise within our company. They’ve taught us about skills we previous lacked, such as GraphQL.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

We provided our own day-to-day project management.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Apiko has always assigned us skilled developers who have a thorough understanding of relevant technology. They work efficiently and communicate effectively with the rest of our team. If we find on the rare occasion that a developer isn't entirely suitable for our project, they quickly replace them with a more suitable one. The team’s flexibility concerning staffing is valuable for us.

Are there any areas where they can improve?

We're happy with our relationship with Apiko and look forward to continuing to work with them in the future.

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

MVP for B2C E-Commerce App

“They excelled at meeting deadlines.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Nov. 2017 - July 2018
Project summary: 

Apiko developed the initial version of a sales and communication app and integrated e-commerce features into a proprietary platform.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Cincinnati, Ohio
Stephen Beckham Jr
CEO, MergeIn
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The solution has attracted major investors and boosted business growth. Apiko’s efficient project management and clear communication fostered a positive collaboration.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I'm the CEO of a new B2C communication and sales tool that enables brands of all sizes to connect with interested clients through SMS, voice, and video calls. Our product merges the convenience of online shopping with the personal touch of an in-store experience. Sales associates can show new products that are exclusive to in-store consumers and offer personalized advice to customers anywhere in the world.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Apiko?

We hired the Apiko team to build an e-commerce system within our platform. They also developed an application for iOS and Android devices.

What were your goals for this project?

Our goal was to launch our minimum viable product (MVP).

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

Apiko was recommended by a business colleague who had worked with them on numerous projects.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Thanks to the MVP, we now have contracts with two Fortune 500 companies.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

It was great. The team spoke clear English.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

They excelled at meeting deadlines.

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 Ratings Platform

"I was able to work with their lead in terms of requirements and things I wanted, and they were able to give them to the team to develop."

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

JSSolutions provided full development and testing for a review centralization app. Developed in React Native, the now-beta app allows social media profile links, pulling data from those profiles around the web.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Rochester, New York
Jerry Shkavritko
CEO, Canary Office
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The app is now in beta mode, and the team performed extremely well in the development. JSSolutions has been responsive, and they follow through with their commitments. Although the expected deliverables have been met, the engagement is expected to continue for the long run.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I work for Canary Office, heading the whole organization. It's a small startup at this point.

We do a few things, including invoicing. We enable small contractors and small shops to run their businesses without having to worry about generating invoices. We also gather reviews for our clients into one place so that our clients can see all of their online reputation review rankings. When there are negative reviews or any issues that their customers are noting about them online, they see it in one place and react to it quickly.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with JSSolutions?

We were trying to create an app that would take all of those reviews and centralize them so that our client can see their online reputation.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

JSSolutions provided the full development and testing for the application. The created a service-side for the solution that would gather the reviews into the central location. Then, they created a client-side which would interact with the server to pull data for a specific client and place it on their phone.

We decided to outsource the work to JSSolutions because of timing. They had the experience, the software, and the technology. The whole project flowed faster with them doing it instead of me doing it myself. I provided a complete set of requirements for them to follow which outlined all of the features I wanted.

From a high-level, we were looking to enable a user to set up links to their social media profiles through the app. They would put in the URL of the profile, and the app would pull all of the reviews from those pages. The app would then show all reviews and the user would be notified quickly of negative reviews.

JSSolutions used React Native for the development, and there were 3–4 team members working on the project. The composition of that team was consistent.

How did you come to work with JSSolutions?

I had a friend that knew them. I did consider an outsourced team, but the team I was considering was already working somewhere else full-time. I chose JSSolutions for timing reasons.

How much have you invested with them?

We have spent between $10,000 and $50,000 on the project.

What is the status of this engagement?

The project began in March of this year. It took about three months for the first beta version to come out. Now, we're in beta, so we're working through some of the bugs and things like that.

The engagement is ongoing, but the deliverables we agreed to have been met. However, as with any software project we have the maintenance. I think we're going to be engaged for the long run, either way.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Not yet, because we're in beta mode. It's not fully released. It's released, but just a few people know about it. Not everybody.

How did JSSolutions perform from a project management standpoint?

They did very well. I was able to work with their lead in terms of requirements and things I wanted, and they were able to give them to the team to develop.

What did you find most impressive about them?

For the most part, they're responsive. They follow through with their commitments. Those are the two things that come to the top of my mind.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I can't think of anything right now.

5.0
Overall Score Overall, everything went well, and we'll definitely utilize them for other projects.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    In terms of scheduling, they made their deadlines and so on, so that was good. That was great.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    I think we got our value from it.
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    The deliverables were good. The quality was good. There were a few things that I felt they could have done a little bit better.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I would highly recommend them for other customers.

App Development for Web Consultancy

"They’re a core part of my business."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
Project summary: 

JSSolutions manages app development for various products, providing 2 full-time resources for conducting JavaScript tasks. They also provide suggestions related to business strategy and workflow efficiency.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Melbourne, Australia
Tom Hay
Managing Director, tomhay.net
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Thanks to JSSolutions’ high-quality deliverables and reliable performance, finished apps successfully support end users in a variety of outlets. The team’s responsiveness, organization, and conscientious billing methods continue to encourage productive outputs.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the managing director of a web consulting agency in Melbourne, Australia. I have a few internal projects that I manage and I do development work for clients.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with JSSolutions?

We had an MVP for a product idea, and we’ve used JSSolutions for a number of other projects. They’re the developers we go to when we have an interesting concept that needs work. I’ve also used other developers for myself and my clients.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They exclusively handle app development for us on the Media JS platform. They are very strategic thinkers. My lead developer really excels at thinking through business problems. Often, people who write code have little connection to the problem. I’ll come up with an idea of what I want to solve along with some mockups. My lead developer will change them and come back with suggestions. I appreciate that. The guy who runs JSSolutions is great at sharing ideas. I’ve worked with 8 developers over the years, 2 of whom work for me full-time. I’ve only worked with them on JavaScript projects.

How did you come to work with JSSolutions?

We hired them through Upwork. We slowly brought more work to them because they did well with smaller projects.

How much have you invested with JSSolutions?

We’ve spent $150,000 over the course of our relationship.

What is the status of this engagement?

They’ve been my primary developer for the past year and a half. They’re a core part of my business, and I continue to work with them.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

I do a lot of consulting, and they help me map the process. I juggle multiple clients, but app development is more of a side interest compared to my consulting business. I don’t have any metrics. The quality of their deliverables is very high. The lead developer will often come up with ideas to make things work better and faster. With remote development firms, you often pay by the hour, and they often want to inflate the hours. I don’t get that feeling with JSSolutions. I feel like they try to save time.

How did JSSolutions perform from a project management standpoint?

I am in daily contact with them through Trello. They’re among the best I’ve worked with. They’ve very organized.

What did you find most impressive about JSSolutions?

The communication is great. I’ve never waited for more than an hour for a response.

Are there any areas JSSolutions could improve?

No, I wouldn’t have stayed with them for this long if something was wrong. 

5.0
Overall Score They helped with a lot of stuff I couldn’t have afforded to do otherwise.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They’re exceptional.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They’re extremely competitive.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They’re great. They’re always on top of the work, and they communicate clearly.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I recommend them all the time.

App Development for UK EdTech Company

"It was an all around easy process working with them."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Oct. 2016 - Mar. 2017
Project summary: 

JSSolutions provided the backend development work of an educational web-based application, hosted on Galaxy.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
United Kingdom
Adrian Kent
Owner, FindEd Technical
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Since working with JSSolutions, the client highlights the ease of partnering with them on development projects. They are a professional team that is dedicated to delivering quality work on time and on budget.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

FindEd is a startup EdTech company in the UK.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with JSSolutions?

We commissioned JSSolutions to build an MVP application to test a teacher to school matching concept.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

JS Solutions delivered a Meteor based application, hosted on Galaxy.  The application used AWS for email. JSSolutions developed the backend of our solution. They did not build the frontend, do any design of the frontend, or any design of the functionality of the application. The application is a web app and therefore platform independent.

How did you come to work with JSSolutions?

I found JSSolutions while searching online for development companies located in Ukraine and Russia who specialized in the technology that I wanted to use. I had already decided that I wanted to use Meteor as a framework for the application, so I found that they were specalists in that area and therefore considered them.

What is the status of this engagement?

We began working with JSSolutions in October 2016 and the project was completed in March 2017.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

No, there are no direct reviews online or any feedback that could be attributed directly to the portion of work that JSSolutions did. They were the enablers of a pre-defined vision and design.

How did JSSolutions perform from a project management standpoint?

The project was completed on time and on budget. The project sponsor was very happy with the resulting application.

What did you find most impressive about JSSolutions?

They were professional and easy to worth with, polite, accommodating, and able to ramp up the team when required for a short period of time. Billing was easy, timesheets were well managed, and it was an all around easy process working with them.

5.0
Overall Score Thanks JSSolutions!
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They delivered on time and on budget.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    We drove the process and got what we expected.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    JSSolutions provides fast and efficient service.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    We are very happy and will refer JSSolutions to others.

MVP Development for Software Service Startup

"Our experience has been good from a quality and reliability standpoint."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
4.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Apr. - Dec. 2016
Project summary: 

JSSolutions provided their expertise in MeteorJS stack to develop a minimum viable product of an application for a compliance management system. They also followed through with bug-fixes and software adjustments.

The Reviewer
 
2-10 Employees
 
United Kingdom
Steve Ives
Co-Founder, Plio Ltd.
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

With the emergence of Meteor stack as a commonly used software language, the client appreciated that JSSolutions had no issues with implementing the technology to deliver a quality app.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

We're a startup software-as-a-service company that has developed a system for continuous improvement and compliance management. I am a co-founder of the company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with JSSolutions?

We needed to find a software house that could develop our software to our specifications for a competitive price. Even though we were building a minimum viable product, it needed to be high quality, and those two requirements usually conflict with each other.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

JSSolutions developed our solution using the MeteorJS stack, which is becoming a well-known technology with developers building our kind of application. It allows for applications to be developed faster than would otherwise be possible.

How did you come to work with JSSolutions?

Companies in Eastern Europe or Asia are more likely to be lower priced. We looked for an offshore software development house that could work in a rapid manner. We eventually landed on JSSolutions through the MeteorJS community site.

How much have you invested with JSSolutions?

The cost of JSSolutions' work has been approximately $40,000. The original contract was for $17,000 but was increased because of various enhancements and scope creep.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with JSSolutions at the end of April 2016. The site was launched in December 2016 and has been operational since that time.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We've gone through a rigorous testing process that generated a couple of hundred bugs, issues, and enhancement requests. JSSolutions worked through those in a methodical way, and we crunched them down to only a few issues at the end, achieving high-quality software. We've had a couple of customers using the platform since its launch. They've been very happy with it and found it reliable. Our experience has been good from a quality and reliability standpoint.

How did JSSolutions perform from a project management standpoint?

It has been difficult to communicate requirements at times with a few bounces between our teams before everything is nailed down. Offshore development makes this process difficult at times.

JSSolutions assigned a very good project manager for the duration of our work. He was very conscientious, took a lot of time to understand requirements, and followed through well at his end, making sure that the software was implemented properly.

What did you find most impressive about JSSolutions?

JSSolutions has a lot of expertise in the MeteorJS software stack. There were no situations of the team needing to learn a part of the language. Project management was better than expected as well.

Are there any areas JSSolutions could improve?

JSSolutions had a higher cost than we expected, given that our initial quote was for a fixed-price contract. One technical decision was taken early on to reduce the cost of development. It involved using a particular user interface framework called Blaise. We eventually chose ReactJS and needed to rewrite about half of the interface, splitting the cost for this between JSSolutions and ourselves.

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

Development for Product Management Software Startup

“The feedback was extensive and helped us move towards a product that delivers the right value.”

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

JSSolutions developed the beta version of a solution in JS targeted towards product managers. The software is used to determine the viability of a venture round capital investment for startup companies.

The Reviewer
 
Startup
 
London
Founder, Software Startup
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The team delivered a satisfactory product and received positive remarks for their ability to work within strict timelines, which is attributed to JSSolutions’ expertise in Javascript. The team’s understanding of the requirements and ability to turn them into functional products was commended.

BACKGROUND

LeanLanes is an innovative concept targeting Product Managers and Product Marketing Managers working on complex customer experiences.

I'm the founder of the organization and am responsible for business development and vision.

The solution is being used to develop growth and provide initial evidence for Round A venture capital investment.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

The goal was to achieve as much value from the product whilst ensuring quality in order to deliver a proof of concept into the market. JSSolutions delivered a beta version for us, so we have been able to obtain excellent feedback, and now we are progressing to a second iteration of the product for commercial release.

SOLUTION

We chose a Meteor service provider because Meteor is quick and uses a standard underlying language: Javascript.

We did a 1 week test with 2 providers. I reviewed the quality of work, professionalism of the team, and ability to support our needs.

Product management took place in Berlin. JSSolutions provided a lead architect also excellent in business, conceptual understanding, and UX. This ensured an easy 2-way exchange of ideas, getting to the features and adding the greatest value quickly.

The project lasted 7 weeks.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

We were able to test the minimum viable product with 30 product managers. The feedback was extensive and helped us move towards a product that delivers the right value. In the next product iteration we can focus on building only the parts of the product that really add the greatest value.

The scope wasn't well defined, as we worked Agile. However, what was special about JSSolutions was their ability to identify ways to express user stories in lightning quick timeframes. Their ability to understand the problem, translate it into a meaningful solution, and build it in hours was exceptional.

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

Whitelabel Meteor Development for Software Company

"In general, we are pretty happy with JSSolutions."

Quality: 
3.5
Schedule: 
3.5
Cost: 
n/a
Willing to refer: 
4.0
The Project
 
Confidential
Project summary: 

JSSolutions is developing automated business processing cloud solutions using the Meteor platform. The relationship is ongoing.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Amsterdam
Founder, Software Startup
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Despite initial difficulties, the team provides excellent services due to their technical expertise in Meteor. Their dedicated project manager facilitates communications and helps the project to flow smoothly.

BACKGROUND

We are a startup located in Amsterdam. Being a software development company, we are trying to develop solutions for automation of business processes. Currently, we are aiming at small to mid-size businesses, offering them a means to model the processes themselves, using our pay by use platform. In this way, the costs to start working with our cloud platform are absolutely zero.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

As a startup we have relatively little development capacity. Finding and hiring qualified developers is a complicated and delicate process. The challenge is to keep our development up to speed without creating too much overhead in hiring too many (not properly qualified) developers.

SOLUTION

We found JSSolutions through the internet on a software services market place. They stated to be familiar with Meteor, our primary development platform. After some initial calls, we decided to give it a try. The scope was not very well determined by then. We just enrolled some task descriptions for developing functionality. We had the idea from the beginning to work with JSSolutions on a continuous base, as long as they performed as desired of course.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

In general, we are pretty happy with JSSolutions. Being a startup, we did not have a clear idea on how to properly outsource effectively. This resulted in shipping complex tasks that were too big. JSSolutions tried the best they could to understand the scope of these tasks, but without day to day communication it was hard to get the results we needed.

To improve the efficiency, we decided to ship smaller tasks. JSSolutions also offered to assign a primary contact person to communicate with. This is working very nice.

So far, JSSolutions is thinking along to improve the collaboration and results.

3.5
Overall Score
  • 3.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • N/A Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 3.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 4.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Platform Dev for Social Community

"They participated in daily standups and weekly updates, which led to a transparent process and excellent service." 

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

Apiko contributed original code to the development of a social community platform.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Denmark
Nadim T. Alawi
Partner, Proces Ingeniøren ApS
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Apiko’s work met the end-client’s expectations. They were consistent communicators and provided regular status reports, which fostered a transparent atmosphere and relationship.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m a partner at Proces Ingeniøren ApS, a software development agency.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Apiko?

We were looking for custom software development help.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted to create an innovative social community platform.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

Apiko was recommended by one of our partners.

Can you go into detail about the services they provided and the scope of the project?

They provided custom coding.

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

We’ve had many good experiences with their team since we hired them, and they always satisfy our clients.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

They participated in daily standups and weekly updates, which led to a transparent process and excellent service.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

They were excellent communicators.

Are there any areas where they can improve?

I can’t think of anything.

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