We empower companies with digital solutions.

We are a software house which specializes in building mobile and web apps, IoT solutions, API and CMS. We also know a thing or two about Ruby on Rails development, UX design, product lifecycle management, user acquisition and analytics. We have been transferring ideas into business reality and helping our clients to achieve business goals since 2011.

With more than 140 projects under our belt, we are one of the most experienced mobile development experts in Poland - a country well known for its great programmers.

We design high-quality digital products for companies of all sizes like e.g. startups, corporations, big brands and advertising agencies from all around the world.

The range of project categories we have carried out is diverse, including e.g.

  • FinTech
  • e-Commerce
  • Internet Of Things
  • Travel
  • Enterprise
  • Health & fitness
  • Education
  • Navigation
  • Productivity
 
Undisclosed
 
$50 - $99 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2011
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Poznan, Poland
headquarters

Portfolio

Key clients: 
  • X-kom (www.x-kom.pl)
  • Diet by Ann (dieta.hpba.pl)
  • Egnyte (www.egnyte.com)
  • MyPhsar (myphsar.com/en)
  • Launchcloud (www.launchcloud.com)
  • Easy Solar (www.easysolar-app.com)
  • Hello Here (www.hellohereapp.com)
  • Confrenz (www.confrenz.com)

Diet by Ann

We created a native application displaying content in WebView, in which users can adjust their diet according to their goals, own parameters, preferences and lifestyle. It lets them to generate a diet, monitor the effects, replace meals, create shopping lists, quickly access the information from the blog and the shop with offers. The users can also buy diets in the app (in-app purchase), which makes the transaction more convenient and quick. The Diet by Ann is endorsed by Anna Lewandowska.

X-kom

Appchance was responsible for creating native shopping apps for iOS and Android (smartphones and tablets) with which the users can easily filter and search for the products. Apps have a range of features that exploit the potential of smartphones as: smart gesture management, notifications, automatic filling. Thanks to clear application architecture and beautiful design apps have several thousand positive opinions on App Store and Google Play.

SPRT

SPRT is an app dedicated to physically active people, which give them a possibility to create and attend sports events. Users can filter and search for interesting events, monitor them and communicate with each other, so they are better motivated to stick to their sports routine. The geolocation function helps them to find events nearby, so they can be constantly involved in the sports community life.

Launchcloud

With Launchcloud you can:

  • create digital forms for tablets and act on your results fast
  • collect richer data with our app and make good decisions quickly
  • view data in real time – segment and share the results.
  • control exactly who is collecting and viewing data, when and where
  • send forms to our app on tablets and smartphones in seconds

Hello Here

Hello Here is a web platform for hosts providing them with new upsell channels, selective guests’ messaging and instant communication through a simple, user-friendly mobile application for guests which contains essentials of the place, host’s recommendations and offers, delivering 5* hospitality. 

The app builds better host-guest relations, improves guests experience and takes off headaches from the hosts.

LookMarina

Going on another exciting cruise? Looking for prestigious and outstanding marinas to moor your boat? It’s as easy as ABC! If you download LookMarina app on your smartphone or tablet, you'll plan your entire trip ahead or choose your next stop while being on board – anywhere, anytime! The precise search engine will help you to find in the blink of an eye the best marinas on the entire planned route, tailored to your needs. The reliable users’ recommendation system will make it easier to verify and choose the right place. The convenient booking module will allow completing all formalities in no time.

Confrenz

It is a mobile app creator for conferences, corporate events, trade fairs and festivals. Thanks to the system, organizers can create apps customized to meet their expectations and save a lot of time and money. The app creation process doesn’t require programming knowledge at any stage – the app is being managed in a transparent and intuitive CMS panel. The project has been developing since 2013 and our service has been used by organizers of numerous reputed events and corporations.

Easy Solar

EasySolar is the most user-friendly app for monitoring photovoltaic systems, allowing not only to monitor current energetic yields, but also control economical efficiency of indoor power usage, enabling users to generate even more savings and gains from the sales of energy. 

Shoper

Store management app

The project was carried out for DreamCommerce SA, the creator of a management platform for an internet store Shoper. The company is the leader on the Polish e-commerce market, delivering software to over 7000 shops, from microenterprises to large companies. The Shoper app is the first solution of its kind on the Polish market and aims to make the management of the store easier.

Dr Barbara

A diet not so scary

We created DrBarbara to help its users maintain a stable diet. Our app does not only provide a handful of information and advice that you need to apply, but it’s also a dietetic voice of reason in your smartphone. DrBarbara analyzes the data you enter, i.e. weight, medical exam results, reports from meals you have had and based on this information, it generates the right diet, suggests recipes and types of training. App users can invoite their relatives, compare results of diets and motivate each other.

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Mobile App Dev for Online Form Solution Company

"As they grow and take on new commitments, our relationship has stayed the same...we don't want to lose them."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
2016 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Appchance worked on iOS and Android apps after another vendor didn’t complete the project. They utilize the latest technologies and continually develop new features, as well as manage updates.

The Reviewer
 
UK
Rebecca Doyle
Founder, Launchcloud
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Appchance was able to pick up a previous developer’s code. They maintain relationships as they grow, and their introduction of a project manager led to significant improvements. Although there is a language barrier, they use online tools to circumvent any problems, and they were highly responsive.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m one of the Founders of Launchcloud, a data management platform. We’re a B2B, software as a service company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Appchance?

We were looking for a team that could expand and add more features to the apps we’ve already built.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They worked predominantly with the iOS app, to begin with. After that, they moved onto Android, which they still work on for us. They integrate the latest technologies whenever an update is available, and they’re always adding new features.

What is the team composition?

There’s one developer on the iOS side, and a couple people working on the Android side.

How did you come to work with Appchance?

We attended a large technology conference a few years ago, and I exchanged numbers with someone from Appchance. He told me about the services they provide, and we’ve been working with them ever since.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent $60,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We’ve been working together since 2016.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

They were able to work closely with our CTO and understand some quite complex things that we needed to add to the app. They were also able to pick up some code that we were left with from our previous developers. The Android developers tend to be a bit quieter and take their lead from the iOS developer, once he’s input the features into the iOS.

How did Appchance perform from a project management standpoint?

We didn’t have a project manager until last year, and I didn’t see what the benefit would be, but it has been great. They’ve been open to using our usual project management tool, in addition to Trello and Slack. They always respond promptly, even if it’s just a general chat. Whenever there’s a bug, they get to it immediately. They go above and beyond to get things done, and they’ve even helped out with things that are beyond their scope.

What did you find most impressive about them?

As they grow and take on new commitments, our relationship has stayed the same. They’re also willing to help when we need development work. They’re very good and we don’t want to lose them.

Are there any areas they could improve?

There’s always a slight language barrier with the Android developers. Their English hasn’t always been good, but that’s where the project manager comes in. We haven’t been able to verbally speak with them, but it’s fine on Slack. Overall, it hasn’t been an issue because of the measures they have in place.

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
    We've recommended them before.

Mobile App Development for Cultural Heritage Foundation

“They shared our passion and delivered a very good final product.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
2014 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Appchance developed an iOS and Android app for a heritage foundation. The app uses image recognition technology to identify paintings on a database of Polish war losses.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Warsaw, Poland
Board Member, Cultural Heritage Foundation
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The app has recovered a number of artworks from auctions across the globe. Appchance was professional and respectful. They answered questions quickly, met deadlines, and exceeded expectations.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m a board member at the Community Heritage Foundation in Warsaw, Poland.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Appchance?

We wanted to create an app for smartphones and platforms.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They created our mobile application for Android and iOS. It’s a unique, worldwide app that automatically recognizes artwork from a database of war losses. A user can take a single picture of a painting and the app searches the database for a match. We partnered with the Polish Minister of Culture and a financial company.

We need to make some small changes still and Appchance continues to assist with those. We hope to partner with them again to develop an app to recognize three-dimensional objects.

What is the team composition?

We worked with four or five developers at varying levels.

How did you come to work with Appchance?

We found a few companies who could supply the image recognition technology. Appchance was close to our office and they were helpful right from the beginning. This wasn’t the most profitable project for them, but they saw the social value of it. They understood our needs and the impact this project would have on communities in Poland.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent $500,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in 2014 and the work is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We’ve recovered a number of paintings from various auction houses. Recently, the Minister of Culture stopped an auction after the app identified the painting as a war loss. After legal proceedings, it will be returned to Poland.

Appchance was professional and respectful and fulfilled every expectation. They shared our passion and delivered a very good final product. They finished the project ahead of an official launch by the Polish Prime Minister at the royal castle in Warsaw. It was a major event that gave the app a lot of exposure.

We want to broaden the app’s database to be useful for the global market. We’ve spoken with security agencies from other countries and are exploring options to expand. We test the app often and see who is using it on our admin pages. Law enforcement and boarder control use it frequently and have identified objects in remote countries like Argentina or Australia.

How did Appchance perform from a project management standpoint?

We’re happy with their management and the way they approach our needs. They did better than we expected.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their level of professionalism is the same for every project, no matter the size. Their customer service is very good. They answered all of our questions on time and met all our deadlines. I would recommend this company to anyone.

Are there any areas they could improve?

We were happy with the outcome.

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 & Android App Dev for Yatch Booking Mobile App Company

“Even after two years, our app is the best looking and most useful amongst competitors.”

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

Appchance developed an iOS and Android app to help sailors in Southern Europe book marina reservations via mobile, eliminating the need to visit locations in person.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Croatia
Michał Sykulski
CEO, Lookmarina.com
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Appchance’s initial research propelled the end product towards success, resulting in an app that continuously receives high praise from users. Project management and communication were both efficient. Effective branding has proved highly beneficial in securing relationships with charter companies.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the CEO of Lookmarina.com, an application designed for sailors in Southern Europe in the Adriatic Sea.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Appchance?

We wanted to create a tool for sailors using charter boats to make their sailing easier. We needed Appchance to develop our iOS and Android apps.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They developed our iOS and Android apps and used Ruby on Rails for the desktop backend. Our product allows sailors to book marina reservations for their boats through a mobile application, eliminating the need to visit these places in the middle of the day.

What is the team composition?

We had two or three people from each team for iOS and Android development. There was a project manager who organized the work along with a very good graphic designer. They had a team for the desktop app as well.

How did you come to work with Appchance?

Someone recommended Appchance to us due to their experience with mobile app development. After a few meetings, we were convinced that they had enough skills to develop our app.

How much have you invested in them?

We spent around $70,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with them at the beginning of 2016.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We didn’t have any experience with mobile apps. They did some research for us and made recommendations, comparing the leading apps and implementing elements to improve our own. Appchance did a great job with the app’s flow and it’s received a lot of positive feedback. Even after two years, our app is the best looking and most useful amongst competitors.

How did Appchance perform from a project management standpoint?

The project management was very convenient. They worked in quick sprints and we had daily meetings, along with one main meeting at the beginning of every week. The communication was great. We used Slack and email. We all live in the same city, so it wasn’t a problem visiting each other’s offices.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They were responsible for our corporate identification: logos, brands, colors. We’ve received positive feedback on all of that. Some charter companies have decided to work with us just because our app looks good and is easy to use.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, they did a great job for us and I’ve heard so many good things about our app.

5.0
Overall Score They did a great job.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    There was a huge difference when comparing them to companies in the U.S.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I’ve recommended them to other companies.

Android App Dev for Confectionery Producer

“They care about providing clear requirements.”

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
2016 - 2018
Project summary: 

Appchance developed an Android app that inventories products by type and location, maintaining quantities and preventing overproduction.

The Reviewer
 
200 - 500 Employees
 
Poznan, Poland
Merchandising Development Manager, Confectionery Producer
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The app now has 100 end users. Reliable communication and close proximity made for an ideal engagement, while thorough and transparent planning proved advantageous in managing expectations.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the merchandising development manager of a confectionary producer in Poland.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Appchance?

We needed help with developing an Android application.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They developed an Android app. As our company’s main platform, it helps us inventory our displays throughout the entire market by type and location. We use it to analyze quantities and avoid overproduction.

What is the team composition?

There were around two team members working for us.

How did you come to work with Appchance?

We wanted a company that was located close to our headquarters. A colleague recommended Appchance. We interviewed a few suppliers, but ultimately decided Appchance was the best choice.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent between $20,000–$25,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked together from 2016 until 2018.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Our app has about 100 end users, with three of those users in our office working on the backend database and servers.

How did Appchance perform from a project management standpoint?

The communication was good and we had constant contact. The most helpful thing was when they prepared a layout that showcased the app’s flow. We were able to compare our expectations with the reality of the end product. We had one dedicated person for this project who arranged meetings to discuss the workflow. Our technical team was also involved in these meetings regarding development aspects.

What did you find most impressive about them?

The communication was really transparent. They care about providing clear requirements.

Are there any areas they could improve?

The should apply a higher level of attention during the testing phase. They promised that they tested the app before delivery, but it wasn’t done well and we found a lot of mistakes.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I’d recommend them.

Android App Development for Entertainment Website

“I was extremely happy with what they did.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
2013 - 2016
Project summary: 

Appchance worked on multiple development projects for a large publishing website. They built six Android applications, focusing on the look, design, and graphics, as well as programming.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Pruszcz Gdański, Poland
Mariusz Składanowski
CEO, MMG.pl
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Completed to a high standard, all the development projects met expectations and requirements. The team communicated quickly and efficiently, and were accommodating when new features were requested.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

Monster Media Group is one of the largest Polish publishers of entertainment websites.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Appchance?

We wanted someone to develop our mobile application.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They developed many projects. The first one was six apps for Android. A few years later we upgraded them to more modern technologies. They provided not only programming features, but also worked on the design, look, and graphics of the application.

What is the team composition?

We had contact with two project managers.

How did you come to work with Appchance?

We have a lot of business contacts.

How much have you invested with them?

$15,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked together from 2013 until 2016.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The applications they built were very good and I was extremely happy with what they did.

How did Appchance perform from a project management standpoint?

We used Slack, email, and phone. They responded quickly.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They responded quickly to any questions we have. They had a lot of resources. When we requested new features, they responded fast. I definitely recommend them.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I was happy with their work.

5.0
Overall Score Good contact, good communication.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I’m very likely to recommend them again.

Mobile App Dev for Online Market Platform

"They delivered a great product within our tight budget."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
2015 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Appchance built a classified advertisement application for iOS and Android. The platform allowed downloaders to post ads and chat with other users. 

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Cambodia
Project Manager, Myphsar
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The app was delivered on time, attracted 350,000 downloads, and retained about 70,000 active users. Its tight code and usable layout made it a valuable platform. Appchance offered pragmatic advice, communicated promptly, and made the most of a tight budget. 

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

MyPhsar is a startup company based in Cambodia and targeting Cambodian customers. Our main product is a website and an app for classified ads. I’m the project manager.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Appchance?

We needed someone who knew how to create applications for iOS and Android devices.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Appchance developed our iOS and Android mobile applications. Everyone is familiar with classified ads, so we wanted to design an app that was easy to use and that would integrate with the Cambodian advertising environment.

Our free app enables users to post and manage ads on their own. We also added a chat feature so that users could communicate within the app. We released the first version of the app to the market in 2016. Since they know the app, Appchance helped us improve it, acquire more users, and develop new features.

What is the team composition?

I interacted with their COO, Przemek [COO, Appchance]. He was responsible for their side of the project.

How did you come to work with Appchance?

We found them while searching for a Polish company who could deliver our requests within our budget.

How much have you invested with them?

$50,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in 2015, and the work is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The app has received around 350,000 downloads across the Android and iOS platforms, and our total number of active users is about 70,000. The code is solid, and any issues are resolved quickly.

How did Appchance perform from a project management standpoint?

We communicate through email, phone, Slack, and Trello.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They have years of experience creating user-friendly, practical apps that meet your needs. They delivered a great product within our tight budget. We needed their help because we weren’t sure how to create apps. They were flexible, but they also led us rather than just asking for what we needed.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

You can trust them.

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 & Android App Dev for Athletic Service

"They work very fast and understand the tipping point." 

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Apr. 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Appchance built from scratch a mobile app that allows athletes to connect at any time and any location. The app is compatible with iOS, and the efforts are now focused on developing the Android version.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Berlin, Germany
CEO, Sports Service
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Working with a limited budget, they successfully launched the iOS app, and are now working on upgrading it to the next level. The app enables athletes to do a GPS search and see the events and user engagement in their location. 

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I'm the CEO of a sports service agency based in Berlin, Germany. 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Appchance?

We realized that there isn't a flexible and effective way for athletes to meet in real life, so we decided to build a platform to connect them anywhere and anytime. We had some ideas in mind but didn't know where to start, so we were looking for a company with expertise in app development to build such an app for us.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We did some workshops with Appchance (they're based in Poland, so I went there twice) and then moved to development. They built an iOS app, providing the UX/UI design for it. We're now working on the Android version.  

One of the unique selling points of the app is that we created a lifemate: it makes very easy for every person in the application to see what's happening around them 24/7 365 days per year. People don't have to search for various Facebook groups because they can go directly to the app, find their location by GPS and see the events nearby as well as who created them. That is one of the MVP [Minimum Viable Product] features of the application. 

Additionally, we created a feature that enables user engagement and shows what sport each user is doing and when. They finished the iOS app last week and are already working on the update.

What is the team dynamic? 

I'm in a very good contact with the entire team of Appchance, including their CEO and Founder. I talk daily with our project manager and know all of the developers personally. 

How much have you invested with them?

We spent around $100,000-$120,000 on both platforms. 

What is the status of this engagement? 

The project started in April 2017, and the collaboration is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We released the iOS app a week ago, so we still don't have any metrics to measure success. We did sprints: every other week we looked at the finished version of the app to see the progress and what was or wasn't working.

How did they perform from a project management standpoint?

They updated and organized everything. They work very fast and understand the tipping point.

What did you find most impressive about them?

I worked with other developers in the past, and they often didn't realize that a start-up company like ours doesn't have the capital. At Appchance, they know how to create something new and care about helping us move to the next level or get in contact with potential partners.

Are there any areas they could improve?

We would want a little bit more transparency, but that is not a critical point.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Meet with these guys and try to understand what they can bring you and what you really need from them. Be honest with them about your capital and they will help you create a product or service for this capital.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    From a start-up perspective it's challenging, even though their cost of service is more reasonable than in the US or Germany.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Mobile App Dev for Content Intelligence SaaS Company

"I found Appchance's agility and transparent communication to be their biggest selling point."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
2015 - 2016
Project summary: 

Appchance worked on the re-architecture of an iOS mobile application for this content intelligence platform that provides a collaboration and data sharing space for enterprises.​

The Reviewer
 
201-500 Employees
 
Poznan, Poland
Director of Engineering, Egnyte
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Appchance's ability to adjust made the collaboration successful and the company’s internal engineers were pleased reviewing their written code. Appchance's agility and transparent communication were some of their key strengths in this development.​

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

Egnyte Poland is an engineering office developing a sync and share SaaS [software-as-a-service] product for enterprises. We provide a collaboration and data-sharing space. I am the director of engineering for the company. 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Appchance?

Our software was becoming dated, so we wanted to accelerate our iOS re-architecture. We needed external partners for this process.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Appchance assigned 2 engineers for our iOS app using Objective-C.

How did you come to work with Appchance?

Appchance was chosen because of their expertise and close proximity to our company. They were also quite affordable. This combination, as well as Appchance's ability to adjust, has made our collaboration successful. We needed to bring them into an existing project which we couldn't rewrite from scratch. Some companies need to impose their working model, but we didn't have a fully-implemented Scrum process. The communication with Appchance was easy from the start. We were able to discuss requirements, explaining why our project was challenging.

How much have you invested with Appchance?

The cost of Appchance's work has been between $50,000 and $100,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with Appchance at the beginning of 2016. The project was completed in July. 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The general feedback came from our engineers. One of the main challenges from Appchance was to adjust to our existing engineering team, which was also directing our work. Our people were happy with what they saw, after reviewing Appchance's code. It was easy to read and made it possible for other developers to pick up the work.

How did Appchance perform from a project management standpoint?

We worked with Appchance both from our office and through remote calls. The team was very open and transparent, so we've built a good relationship.

Internally, we used Jira for issue tracking and Confluence for documentation. The project management was handled entirely by our internal team. Appchance kept to our model very well.

What did you find most impressive about Appchance?

We've had experience working with another company which had a completely different approach, leading us to end that contract. They wanted to re-architecture every single part of our code, and some of their solutions were too complex and over-engineered. We never had this problem with Appchance.

I found Appchance's agility and transparent communication to be their biggest selling point. Them being based in the same location as us has helped a lot. We were able to have them come to our office whenever necessary. We have experience in working with Ukrainian teams, which are usually cheaper, but having a local partner was a no-brainer for us.

Are there any areas Appchance could improve?

Appchance has a young team, so technical expertise will be improved over time after they've worked with more clients. I wouldn't say that they're not skilled enough, but they need more diversity in terms of projects and setups.

4.5
Overall Score I need to leave some room for improvement, but I've had a good collaboration with Appchance.
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I have recommended Appchance.

Mobile App Dev for Travel Company

"Appchance could have simply requested a set list of specifications, but they went beyond this."

Quality: 
n/a
Schedule: 
n/a
Cost: 
3.5
Willing to refer: 
4.5
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
2015 - 2016
Project summary: 

Appchance assisted the company in achieving its goals by developing a mobile application that can improve the hosts-guests connection and market the services of the travel agency.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Poland
CEO, Travel Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The client presented the solution during the two main worldwide conferences, and people have been impressed with the user-experience elements of the app. Appchance provided services beyond what was agreed upon because they believed in the potential of the client's product.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

We provide an engagement platform which allows users to upsell the services provided by short-term rentals. I am the chief executive officer of the company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Appchance?

We needed assistance in defining our solution and business goals.

SOLUTION

How did you come to work with Appchance?

I met Appchance's CEO and discussed various projects which I had in mind. I found that we had a similar way of thinking and that Appchance's principal was a resourceful and creative person.

How much have you invested with Appchance?

The cost of Appchance's services has been around $50,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with Appchance at the end of 2015. Our applications have been completed and are fully operational. We're currently correcting minor details for them.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

I have presented my solution during 2 main worldwide conferences. We were selected as one of the top-7 companies at the largest travel conference in Singapore. We were also selected as one of 24 companies that would give a presentation at the largest travel conference in the world, in LA. 

People have been impressed with the user-experience elements of the app. The overall feedback for Appchance's work is very positive.

How did Appchance perform from a project management standpoint?

I didn't have any complaints on this front. Our first project manager from Appchance was available almost 24 hours per day, which I found to be exceptional about him, as a person. We used Trello and Slack for project management. There were some other options we could have used, but we didn't see a need to extend beyond our 2.

What did you find most impressive about Appchance?

Appchance liked and believed in my product very much. We had numerous discussions about our features, which was a satisfactory process for me. Appchance could have simply requested a set list of specifications, but they went beyond this. Even though I had a well-thought-out idea, Appchance helped me with minor changes.

Are there any areas Appchance could improve?

Nothing comes to mind. I was very satisfied with our collaboration.

4.0
Overall Score
  • N/A Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 3.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Even though Appchance delivered a decent product, there are cheaper software houses on the market.
  • N/A Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Almost everything was delivered on time. We used Scrum methodology, so there were numerous changes along the way.
  • 4.5 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I have recommended Appchance.

Mobile App Development for Tourism Company

"They're able to make useful recommendations on how to solve specific technical problems on more than one instance."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
4.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Apr. 2016 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Appchance is developing an Android application that can connect and provide information to its users regarding events, entertainment, dining, and more.

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

There may have been a period of adjustment to the new manager, but Appchance delivers their work on schedule. They have an excellent understanding in the field of technology that they can recommend specific solutions for a certain need of the company.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

Rovr Inc. is a communications services provider for tourists visiting New York City. We partner with hotels in order to provide services within the city. I am the founder.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Appchance?

We needed to develop an Android application that would work with a piece of hardware which we provide to our hotel partners. Our device is a phone which provides 4G internet access, along with personalized recommendations for what can be done while in the city, including events, entertainment, dining, and so on.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Appchance developed our Android app. They assigned a project manager and 2 developers to our project.

How did you come to work with Appchance?

Appchance was recommended by another company we'd worked with on a separate project. We were told they were great developers for mobile applications.

How much have you invested with Appchance?

The cost of Appchance's work was between $10,000 and $50,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with Appchance 8 months ago. We have an ongoing project and have come 50% of the way to getting a beta item ready.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Appchance has been good to work with in terms of being able to deliver on time. They've made good technology recommendations for us during instances where we wanted to have a specific approach.

How did Appchance perform from a project management standpoint?

The original project manager we worked with left the company, so there's been a period of adjustment to the new manager from Appchance. We use a web-based project management tool provided by Appchance.

What did you find most impressive about Appchance?

Appchance has a very strong understanding of technology, as it exists today. They're able to make useful recommendations on how to solve specific technical problems on more than one instance.

Are there any areas Appchance could improve?

Generally speaking, I've been very satisfied with the quality of work delivered by Appchance.

4.0
Overall Score Appchance has been quite good to work with, and we expect our product to be successful.
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Most of the deliverables promised have been delivered on time.
  • 4.0 NPS
    Willing to refer