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AppUnite is a software development company that specializes in creating highly-usable applications for Android, iOS and web apps in Elixir and Phoenix, React, Vue.js.

Our partners range from early stage startups to internationally recognized brands. We use the latest and the greatest technology in combination with an optimized agile approach to create applications that are being used by millions. We help our partners perfect and realize their visions of digital products!

Contact us and make the first step for a great partnership! https://appunite.com/

 
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$25 - $49 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2009
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Poznan, Poland
headquarters

Portfolio

Key clients: 

Starbucks, Zumba, Oath, Flyin.com, fromAtoB, PETA, TechCrunch, Leo Burnett, Layer  

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Tahmeel - the freight app built for the logistics industry

Tahmeel is an application that connects and facilitates the daily work done by freight drivers and shippers. The software allows user to instantly book a load pickup, haul, estimate pricing and provide payment.


Complete case study:

https://appunite.com/portfolio/tahmeel

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Tally - dating application for iOS

Tally is one of a new-wave dating applications. Instead of focusing on the most visual aspects of each person (like the profile photo), it focuses on the “inside”, by changed information structure covered by a different, unique user interface and a set of features. We helped to make Tally happen by creating a product from the ground up including not just designs but also user paths, flows and general user experience.

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Helium Health - medical facilities management software

Y Combinator 2017 top 50 - Nigeria’s electronic/data-driven healthcare system for healthcare facilities to go digital using simple and instant platform!


Complete case study: https://appunite.com/portfolio/helium-healthcare 

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Jazeera Paints - website and e-commerce development for web and mobile

Jazeera Paints, one of the biggest paint manufacturers in the Middle East, wanted to expand their business and give customers the possibility to purchase products via e-commerce platform built-in to the company's website. They were looking for a partner who will not only take care of the development but also help them solve the problems that blocked their business growth. Our job was to plan and execute the redesign and

development of the new website with complex e-commerce solution and dedicated CMS panel where the client could change every single piece of information and upload the chosen ones to the web page and/or to the mobile application (iOS and Android). The result was fully functional, a brand new website with iOS and Android applications and e-commerce platform with visualizer where the customers had the possibility to personalize the chosen interior with the colors they were interested in.


Complete case study:

https://appunite.com/portfolio/al-jazeera-paints

ZIN Play by Zumba - music playlist creator

Zumba is one of the biggest fitness companies in the world. They approached AppUnite in need of developing new mobile applications for Zumba instructors. More at https://appunite.com/portfolio/zumba-zin

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KingsChat - Social Media platform for both web and mobile

KingsChat is a fast, simple and personal smartphone messenger that allows you to send messages to everyone you love to talk to. Our role was to build the app from scratch. We were responsible for every stage of production from a design of layout through API, mobile clients, webapp, and devops, until publishing the app. Throughout the production process, we were working in a highly dynamic environment with many changes coming

each week, but the outcome of almost 300 thousand users after just 1 year after the first release speaks for itself. Check more of our work at kingsch.at or read complete case study here:

https://appunite.com/portfolio/kingschat  

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fromAtoB - journey planner for Android

FromAtoB lets you compare and book trips with free travel app, and choose from a vast number of train, bus, flight and carpooling providers. You can find surprisingly affordable offers, including special deals.


See more of AppUnite's success stories:

https://appunite.com/portfolio

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TechCrunch Disrupt - Android and iOS apps for "Disrupt" event attendees

Native Android and iOS apps for TechCrunch Disrupt event attendees to connect with and message other attendees, view the agenda, get alerts, and more!


See more of AppUnite's success stories:

https://appunite.com/portfolio

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OPNR - music platform to connect musicians to concert organizers

OPNR goal is to connect independent musicians to concert organizers through streamline opening set search and bookings.


See other AppUnite's success stories:

https://appunite.com/portfolio

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Series of Mini Mobile Apps for Professional Development

“I needed smart people who cared about what we were doing, and they delivered.”

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

AppUnite developed a series of small, interrelated educational apps, operating on both iOS and Android for a large, third-party tech company. They also helped QA and launch them after the build.

The Reviewer
 
11 - 50 Employees
 
San Francisco, California
CTO, Halftone Design
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The final deliverables impressed the client, who intends to hire AppUnite for similar projects in the future. Coordinating remotely, the team made use of Slack and Zoom to manage the project. Their devotion, enthusiasm, and variety of skills ensured the project’s success.

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’m the head of technology, similar to a CTO, at Halftone Design.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with AppUnite?

We were working with a multi-billion dollar Japanese company that was working with another multi-billion dollar Japanese company to provide training to their new engineering hires.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They helped design the mobile app portion of the curriculum, which involved building several small apps. In the process, they constructed successive unit modules that would serve as training material. Between iOS and Android, they’ve developed dozens of small, mini-apps. They iterated them very rapidly, building them for learning purposes. 

After they created the apps, they also helped assess and launch them. They even flew to Japan to deliver them in person. 

What is the team composition?

They were flexible with staffing—we scaled up and down depending on our needs. We worked with 2–3 team members for the majority of the project. Our Android developer and the project manager were core to the engagement through the entire build.

How did you come to work with AppUnite?

Originally, I found them on Clutch. After I reached out, we did a quick interview with the engineers who would be working on our project. They were very sharp, immediately understanding what I wanted, despite this being an unusual gig. Because the build would be open-ended and fast-paced, we needed someone who could invest in creating educational goals with us. They didn’t bat an eye over any of it, and I could tell they were prepared. That’s why I decided to hire them.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent about $28,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started the project in March 2019, completed the principal development in May, and launched by August of the same year. 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The client was thrilled with the work and wants the whole thing to happen again next year. 

How did AppUnite perform from a project management standpoint?

The entire project was done remotely. We were using Slack and Zoom to communicate during our daily standups. Our meetings were live for a while, but we decided to switch to virtual standups because there was little overlap between the three timezones of the parties involved. They were very responsive despite that. We’d get same-day, sometimes immediate, replies from their team. 

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their Android engineer, in particular, was very enthusiastic about the project. Their whole team went above and beyond in their engagement with us. The attention was critical because of the open-ended nature of the project. I needed smart people who cared about what we were doing, and they delivered.

Additionally, our account manager was fluent in Japanese, which was super helpful in our communications with our client. I was grateful to have that. 

Are there any areas they could improve?

On both of our ends, this was a part-time project. It would’ve been smart for me to ensure there was more lead time to staff the project, so it wasn’t a rushed endeavor. If I were to do it again, I’d want a slightly bigger budget and a little more time leading into the project. But, I really don’t have any criticism about their performance. 

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

They’re having to turn away business right now, so make sure you give them enough time to engage with you. Their team is willing to shuffle things around and adjust for the right projects, but there’re limits to that.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    We slipped on our timeline a little, but that was on our end.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They were tremendous—full marks.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I’d rate them higher if I could.

Web & Software Dev for Yoga Platform

"Everything AppUnite does is gold."

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

AppUnite was hired to redesign an outdated web platform, moving it to a new programming system. The team also set up an anonymized email system using Amazon SES. The engagement is ongoing.

The Reviewer
 
2-10 Employees
 
San Francisco, California
Alexander Klein
CEO, Yogatrail
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Despite a setback, AppUnite still delivers high-quality and specialized development service. The team at AppUnite is personable and responsive. Their organized approach complemented their professional management style. Customers can expect a team that works hard to achieve their goals.

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’m the CEO of Yogatrail, an online network for yoga professionals and students. It’s a global platform with nearly a quarter-million users.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with AppUnite?

We had an outdated Drupal website. We hired AppUnite to redesign the platform from scratch, using a new programming language.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

AppUnite was helping with organizing our rebuild, setting up the architecture and other factors. Their forte is in Elixir as a programming language and Vue.js as the frontend framework. Their team set up Amazon SES (simple email service) and created an anonymized system so that users could email others without revealing their identity. The work also involved AWS Lambda.

What is the team composition?

Andrzej (Business Development Manager, AppUnite) is one of our primary contacts. We also work with a senior team member, a developer, and a junior teammate.

How did you come to work with AppUnite?

After coming across AppUnite, we had them take a look at our technical specifications before jumping on a call. It was evident that their team knows their stuff. Despite being based in Poland, it was easy to communicate with them. From the first call, we could tell how thoughtful they were. They saved us money by dissuading us from going into a more complicated process for the architecture rebuild. It was a great first impression.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent around $5,000. We’re in the process of fundraising for more work now.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with AppUnite about six months ago.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The rebuild ended up not finishing because it turned out to be a larger project that wasn't in our budget. Since then, we’ve been using them on a part-time basis. We’re spinning off a new side company and plan on having them build and perform maintenance for the entire platform. That project will include new features. Their work with our email system has been smooth and seamless.

Everything AppUnite does is gold. We have in-house developers that might take 10 hours on a project, and when their team gets involved, it takes AppUnite around 30 minutes. They’re extraordinary. I’ve dealt with several agencies and developers. I’ve yet to come across one that consistently under promises and over-delivers in terms of time and money like AppUnite.

We’ve experienced no language barrier. Their team is extremely eloquent and competent. They really understand what we’re talking about. That shows in the easy communication and their ability to deliver high-quality code.

How did AppUnite perform from a project management standpoint?

We chat on Slack and sometimes use Google Hangouts for a quick call. They have a project management system that’s different from what we use internally. In the near future, we’ll probably collaborate utilizing the system that they use.

The junior team member had previous experience with Amazon SES and got that work done in an impressive time. Every interaction I’ve had with their team has been pleasant. Their team is also extremely organized.

What did you find most impressive about them?

The team at AppUnite is empathetic to their clients, giving them what they want and need. Some agencies receive specs and only build according to that. If it’s not right, that’s on the client because they only used what was given. It’s noteworthy that AppUnite seems concerned with what their clients want to achieve. They consider the easier, least expensive, and robust options, looking beyond their contracts and hours. I have nothing but great things to say about them.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Nothing really. We’re in a contract with them that gives an hourly estimate. If the project ends up taking longer, we have to eat the cost. They’re not willing to do an agreement that covers the payment for the product or feature. It would be great if they gave us a set rate, but I think this is normal for agencies.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Any hint of shortcomings has been entirely on us. My team and I aren’t the most responsive, so they’re often waiting on us. My advice to potential customers would be to be prepared when working with them. You don’t want them waiting on you.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    There has not been any delay by anything that was their fault.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Compared to companies in San Francisco, they are five times cheaper for the same kind of quality, experience, and professionalism.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They surprised us with their professionalism and speed.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    They are an agency suited for bigger products. Their team is more serious. If you’re looking to build a simple website, they’re not the right choice.

Mobile App Dev for Assisted Care Platform

"The team was open about everything. We could always have honest conversations with them."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Sep. 2018 - Jun. 2019
Project summary: 

AppUnite built a rough version of an Android app for an IoT company specializing in nursing care. Using provided designs and wireframes, they developed features in 1–2-week sprints and advised as needed.

The Reviewer
 
2-10 Employees
 
Germany
Pedro Silva
CTO, ASSISTME
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The contract ended due to internal resource changes, but AppUnite still delivered a high-quality app that met praise in user testing. Experienced and professional, they completed work promptly and ran each sprint smoothly. Transparency and openness to feedback made for a solid collaboration.

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'm CTO of AssistMe. We develop IoT solutions for the nursing care market—specifically for incontinence care.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with AppUnite?

We were looking to develop a mobile version of our application for our end user—caregivers—since it would be the most inconvenient interface for them. We lacked the in-house expertise to develop the mobile app, so we decided to hire AppUnite to build the first version.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

AppUnite developed a mobile app for Android devices. We already had a concept in mind, and we divided the work by feature and into sprints. For each sprint, we create designs, interfaces, and wireframes that we then handed over to AppUnite. They also received an API to look at the information in those designs specific to those features. Each sprint took place over 1–2 weeks. AppUnite also advised ways to modify areas so that they’d be easier to implement.

What is the team composition?

We worked with 2–3 people, including a developer who we switched midway through the project as well as a project manager.

How did you come to work with AppUnite?

One of my colleagues had worked with AppUnite in the past and recommended them for our project. After contacting multiple companies, we decided to go with the recommendation.

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked together from September 2018 until June 2019.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We ended our contract with AppUnite because we decided that having an in-house mobile developer would be critical for our business. We’re thrilled with the quality of work AppUnite produced. We’ve received positive feedback from users after fielding testing, which we’re happy about.

How did AppUnite perform from a project management standpoint?

AppUnite managed the project well. Before each sprint, our teams—consisting of AppUnite’s developer and project manager as well as our technical and design side—met to make sure that we all understood the requested feature well. After the meeting, Slack was our primary communication tool. We used Jira and Kanban board to organize a backlog of tasks.

What did you find most impressive about them?

The team was open about everything. We could always have honest conversations with them. AppUnite was receptive to feedback and would try to correct anything that we thought they could improve.

Are there any areas they could improve?

AppUnite was clearly experienced; they often completed tasks more quickly than we could come up with them. However, sometimes the stream of work we gave AppUnite didn’t match their pace. We didn’t always have work for them to do because we would be busy with user testing or we were deciding what to do next. We would have appreciated more flexibility in our contract with AppUnite to account for these periods.

Any advice for potential customers?

Make sure your implementation plan is well-defined and has sufficient work. If there’s not, communicate that clearly at the beginning so that AppUnite can work around that. They are flexible, but it’s important to manage expectations on both sides.

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

App Dev and Maintenance for Transportation Software

“They’re one of the best partners that we have, and I really enjoy collaborating with them.”

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
May 2016 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

In addition to building and managing a previous mobile product, AppUnite is working on an iOS/Android app that lets users pre-purchase bus tickets. The app will utilize face and touch ID.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Indianapolis Metro Area
Product Manager, Transportation App
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

By managing the apps, AppUnite has enabled internal stakeholders to focus on developing new features. The team is creative and often finds new opportunities to integrate cutting-edge functions. While they’ve sometimes missed deadlines, their tenacity and open communication more than make up for it.

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’m the product manager for a transit company that provides real-time information to riders. We currently have two products and are working on a third.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with AppUnite? 

We initially relied on AppUnite to build and manage one of our app products. Since then, they’ve started working on a third product for iOS and Android.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement? 

AppUnite is helping us develop a ticketing app from scratch that allows users to pay for bus tickets before boarding. They’ve integrated our API into the app and are now building out innovative security measures using face and touch ID. 

What is the team composition?  

They’ve assigned a main project manager, and I’ve enjoyed working with her. She’s great at communication and oversees two lead developers, one for Android and another for iOS. 

How did you come to work with AppUnite? 

We work with an external design team that is based in the same office as AppUnite. At the time, we had commissioned the design team to produce assets for our app and mentioned that we needed a partner to manage our product. They introduced us to AppUnite, and we’ve worked with them ever since.

How much have you invested with them? 

In total, we’ve spent close to $50,000, which is about $15,000–$20,000 per year.

What is the status of this engagement? 

Their work started in May 2016 and is ongoing. In the past month, we’ve actually doubled or tripled our partnership with them.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

By taking over our app management and routine maintenance, AppUnite has allowed us to be forward thinkers. We can now focus on developing new features rather than finding ways to make those features real. It’s been a huge weight off of our shoulders.

As for our third product, it’s been a really fun project so far. They’re proactive about taking existing functions like face ID and using them in a way that isn't immediately obvious. Every time I have a problem, they always come up with unique solutions. If a request isn’t feasible, they take the time to explain to us why something won’t work and will often provide a cool workaround.

How did AppUnite perform from a project management standpoint?

They’re one of the best partners that we have, and I really enjoy collaborating with them. Since we’re in different time zones, the team regularly works after hours to meet our needs. We often have to push through a tight deadline to release an app quickly, and, for the most part, they’ve been great at communicating everything to me so that there are no surprises. There have only been a few rare occasions when they’ve missed a deadline without giving us a heads-up. In terms of project management tools, we use Trello and Slack.

What did you find most impressive about them?

This might not sound impressive to some, but I love that there isn’t a lot of red tape between us. If I have a request and need to talk to their owner directly, I can easily access him or his team through Slack.

Are there any areas they could improve? 

Their team is structured so that they only work on certain projects during specific days. As a result, if I need an answer on something, I’ll sometimes have to wait a few days for them to get back to my project before they can respond. This can be a bit of a pain point for us. But, when all is said and done, this is a fairly minor problem, and I can always plan for it.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They meet our deadlines 90% of the time, but, every once in a while, they miss it without comment.
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    I’m not sure how their cost compares to other similar vendors, but I’ve never gotten pushback from my bosses when requesting for more budget.
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    We’ve rarely needed to QA anything they’ve released to us.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I’d recommend them for sure.

Web App Dev for Music Industry

“They have a solid infrastructure built in to facilitate open communication.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
3.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Apr. 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

AppUnite created the MVP of a web app that helps musicians manage their information and book opportunities. The team provides full-stack development and is now working on additional features.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Detroit, Michigan
CEO, Technology Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

AppUnite draws from their technical expertise to execute any given task. Despite working remotely, the team is communicative, responds promptly to inquiries, and generally manages the project well.

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’m the CEO of a technology company in the music industry.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with AppUnite? 

We approached AppUnite to transform our ideas and creative design into a functional web app for musicians. They’ve been involved since the early stages of conceptualization and have supported us through the MVP.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement? 

AppUnite has helped us bring our musician app to life, from scoping to implementation. The team initially provided the logic behind the software development before setting up the backend data capture and building out the functionalities. 

It’s a sophisticated platform that helps musicians manage their professional details and pursue opportunities. Key features include a signup portal, a dashboard where musicians can upload their information, and a booking calendar to connect and secure gigs. Currently, AppUnite is developing additional features,  maintaining a simplified functionality to encourage more user interaction. 

What is the team composition?  

The main team consists of a project manager, front- and backend developers, and a QA specialist. If we need more resources, they’re able to scale up to meet project requirements.

How did you come to work with AppUnite? 

A colleague had used them in the past and referred me to their website. After looking over their content, I reached out to them, and their business development manager quickly responded.

What is the status of this engagement? 

Their work started in April 2018 and is ongoing.
 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Their team is very knowledgeable; they complete whatever task I set in front of them.

How did AppUnite perform from a project management standpoint?

For the most part, they’ve managed the project well. There have been times when the workflow could have been better, but they’re pretty strong overall. We coordinate using Slack.

What did you find most impressive about them? 

It’s really easy to communicate with them, which is incredibly important when working with an overseas company. They have a solid infrastructure built in to facilitate open communication.

Are there any areas they could improve? 

No, I don’t have any suggestions. When hiring a company to develop software, the development is the most important aspect.

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

Native Mobile App Dev for Cryptocurrency Trading Platform

“Their quality is excellent, and the project manager is always available to us.”

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Jan. 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

AppUnite is building native iOS and Android apps. They collaborated with the internal team to determine the project scope and have incorporated features such as security components and chart data.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Slovenia
CEO, Blocktrade
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

AppUnite works hard and makes good products. They communicate on a weekly basis, which creates a productive and effective working relationship. The project manager takes care of small details, simplifying the process. The internal team tested the apps, and they function well. They’ll go live soon.

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'm the CEO of Blocktrade, a crypto asset exchange company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with AppUnite?

We needed help developing our mobile apps.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

AppUnite is building native iOS and Android apps so that users can have better performance and UX. Together, we defined the scope of the project over numerous iterations; it took us a while to decide on exactly what we wanted. They helped us choose the best features and components of the app. Once the scope was complete, they began development, and we did internal testing, allowing us to provide weekly feedback on the products. They added security features to the apps and included sleek and modern charts.

What is the team composition?

We’ve had up to three developers, but we currently only have one. Our main point of contact is the project manager.

How did you come to work with AppUnite?

Our partner introduced us to three development firms. We interviewed them all and found AppUnite to be the best fit; they had past experience that lined up with the work we wanted to do.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent between €40,000­– €50,000 (approximately $46,000–$57,500 USD).

What is the status of this engagement?

We’ve been working together since January 2018. The app is currently running, but it isn’t live yet.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Our internal team tested all of AppUnite’s code, and everything looked good. The apps work well and don’t have any bugs.

How did AppUnite perform from a project management standpoint?

They have clear communication, and we hold weekly meetings to track updates. They have a project management tool, but we don’t use it often.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their quality is excellent, and the project manager is always available to us.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No.

Do you have any advice for future clients of theirs?

Have a project manager because then they can decide on the smaller issues that you may not have time for.

5.0
Overall Score Their team is personable and communicative.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They always meet deadlines.
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    We had lower offers, but price is always linked to quality.
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Everything is working well, but we haven’t launched yet to get user feedback.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    The experience has been really good.

Native Mobile App Dev for Global Fitness Company

“They’re one of the best partners we’ve ever worked with.”

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
Nov. 2016 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

AppUnite transformed existing APIs into a fitness platform by developing native apps for both iOS and Android. The final product enables users to create workout playlists without being connected to Wi-Fi.

The Reviewer
 
5,001-10,000 Employees
 
Miami, Florida
Natalie Barnes
Director of Products, Zumba Fitness
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

AppUnite delivered a polished product that’s well-known in the fitness industry. Their team of talented developers advised the app’s design and worked to produce a finished product that mirrors the original vision. Utilizing a meticulous approach ensures they address every detail and concern.

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’m the director of product management for Zumba Fitness. We’re a fitness provider with a network of instructors. We provide our instructors with benefits and access to an e-commerce store. The instructors work independently and teach classes to the Zumba community all over the world. My team is responsible for building software products and applications.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with AppUnite?

We provide instructors with new music and choreography each month through our website. While this service functions well, we wanted to develop a mobile app that could assist our instructors more conveniently. However, the project required more than building a mobile version of the existing software. A lot of instructors teach classes in remote areas where they don’t always have access to Wi-Fi. We hired AppUnite to develop a mobile solution that enables instructors to create and initiate class playlists without Wi-Fi.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We don’t have any app developers in-house, so my team came up with the app’s concept and worked with our web developers to design the initial wireframes. AppUnite provided a lot of useful feedback and helped us put together an app that works for both iOS and Android. We originally envisioned a hybrid app, but ultimately switched to using native functionalities per their advisement. Our in-house team handled most of the API development, and AppUnite built the app and implemented its code. They continue to support and maintain the platform on a monthly basis.

What is the team composition?

They allocated a project manager, a QA tester, and 4–6 developers.

How did you come to work with AppUnite?

We researched multiple vendors and noticed that AppUnite came highly recommended. I liked that they were affordable and had experience developing similar apps. We quickly developed a good rapport with them and that sealed the deal.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve likely spent $200,000–$1 million.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in November 2016 and the engagement is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

AppUnite created our first widely used app. It’s a high-profile product for Zumba and customers are satisfied with the end result. They executed the project within our vision and pleased company stakeholders in the process.

How did AppUnite perform from a project management standpoint?

We hold weekly check-in meetings to address outstanding issues. We also communicate via Slack quite often. They adapted to using Jira as a project management tool because that’s our preferred software.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their attention to detail is remarkable. The project manager communicates effectively and keeps everything organized. They’re one of the best partners we’ve ever worked with.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

AppUnite approaches each project with a detail-oriented mindset and provides a lot of valuable insight. They ask a lot of questions at the start of a project, but the purpose of that is to help them deliver the best product possible.

5.0
Overall Score We worked through any challenges and the experience has been great.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They’re very precise.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Mobile App Dev for Online Dating Platform

"I could see they were putting their heart and soul into the project, from their design ideas to the actual work done."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Feb. 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

AppUnite helped design and develop an iOS mobile app. They led efforts related to beta testing and launching in the App Store, and will soon continue to work on the Android version.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
London, United Kingdom
Owner, Dating Application
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

AppUnite reliably delivers high-quality work; the app has had no issues or crashes. Their work ethic makes them stand out, and while a single point of contact would’ve been helpful, they were accommodating and quick to address concerns. They executed brilliantly from design to testing.

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 the owner, director, and founder of a dating app which connects people looking for genuine long-term relationships.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with AppUnite?

The challenge was putting my idea into reality and producing a professional-looking end product. I needed the creative input from an outsider looking in, on how design elements and functionalities could be optimised.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

AppUnite developed my app for iOS completely from scratch. It may be reproduced on Android in the future, and I do plan to continue working with them going forward on any tweaks, amendments, and further versions.

I had some firm ideas about the design, color scheme, and logo, around which they worked with me from the very start. As with most things, when the actual project started, other factors came into play and what I thought needed to be done changed along the way. AppUnite worked on the project from the initial idea right through to the end product, beta testing and releasing it to the App Store.

The app is self-explanatory in that it’s a dating app. Users swipe through a database looking for their match. The app has some nice touches, such as the logo appears as a watermark on the screen to signify a new match and this is also replicated in the “Matches” section.  There is also a time component as users have 48 hours to communicate with their match, and there is an hourglass timer, complete with sand, which dwindles down to zero.

What is the team dynamic?

We had a few initial conference calls in order to establish what my app focused on and the target market. I produced templates on how I wanted the screens to look and behave, detailing the key elements I wanted covered. I also gave AppUnite some free reign to input their ideas. At the end of the day, this is their area of expertise, and it’s why I employed them.

I would say there were between five and ten people from their side working on my app at any given point, all with different areas of expertise, from design framework to project management to actual front of house and backend developers. Overall, I would say I was in touch with almost everyone from AppUnite’s office.

How did you come to work with AppUnite?

They were recommended to me by a work colleague (I am also a lawyer). We were put in touch and got conversations underway in terms of what I wanted to achieve. I tried to determine whether they were a good fit, whether they understood the concept, and whether they agreed that there was a void in the market where my app could fit nicely and subsequently be successful.

I am based in London and had approached others, weighing up the costs and seeing how they would deal with the app itself.  I had to decide whether it would work best with a single company building it from start to finish, or whether some parts would be outsourced. My preference was to deal with a single company, not multiple.

What is the status of this engagement?

We signed the contract in February 2017 and released to the store in early October. As mentioned, I plan to continue working with them.  We are on the brink of another release, which is currently in review with the App Store.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

They have been brilliant from start to finish in terms of getting the work done. The app has been released to the store already, which happened fairly quickly considering that many apps take a year to a year and a half to complete. They worked fast, but still delivered a very professional end result.

I’m happy with the current user base, and there have been no crashes since release, which is brilliant for a product in its early stages. Of course we do expect some minor problems to present themselves, but AppUnite has always worked hard to address any issues like that when they do arise.

How did AppUnite perform from a project management standpoint?

Last weekend, I needed assistance as an advert going out in the Metro newspaper here in London. It was a substantial financial investment for us, and they worked throughout the weekend using two to three people from the team, even though this wasn’t their standard practice. I found this to be admirable. I can’t fault AppUnite for the work they’ve done, and hope that their strong work ethic continues going forward.

I had a single project manager as my go-to. They are based in Poland, while I am based in London, so there is potential for language barriers. I have not found any problems aside from having to explain myself more because of certain words or phrases which are difficult to translate.

Other than this, they’ve always executed what I needed. There have been very few issues or missed deadlines, and if something has been missed, they have addressed it straightaway when I have mentioned it. I find this to be rare for companies, especially bigger ones who will often push some clients to the side. AppUnite seems to have a wide spectrum covered.

Apple certainly seems to be temperamental in terms of if and when things are accepted, and how long it will take. They have their own timelines, which has led to some delays. This is, of course, out of AppUnite’s control.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their strong work ethic was made apparent within the first weeks of working together. I could see they were putting their heart and soul into the project, from their design ideas to the actual work produced. Bigger companies often just see the paycheck, and are not that focused on the end product overall.

They have put “Handcrafted by AppUnite” on the bottom of my landing page, which shows their pride in the end product, appreciation for what the app does, and acknowledgment of what I’m trying to do in the market. There is a wide range of dating apps, some very questionable and some of poor quality. It’s great to see that AppUnite wanted their name attached to the app, and I was more than happy to allow this since I do think they did a great job. Without them, I wouldn’t actually have an app so it’s only fair that they get the recognition.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Throughout the whole transaction, from design to build and release, everything has been brilliant, and I can’t fault them. The only feedback I gave was for them to introduce someone who I could have as a go-to point for any tweaks and amendments within the first two or three months, just while the app is getting off the ground and I’m building a user base. People will come to me with issues and concerns which all need addressing promptly. I have suggested this because it wasn’t clear whom I should go to, as the team initially working on my app has obviously moved on to other projects.

AppUnite has put this into play already, and they were pleased to hear constructive criticism about their company. They are small in comparison to other developers, but there is always room for improvement like with anything.

5.0
Overall Score I was fortunate enough to have AppUnite recommended to me. I’ve liked and gotten along well with all of them.
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    We’ve hit every single deadline aside from a handful of occasions related to App Store.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Compared to the quotes I received in London, their cost was fair and reasonable.
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Their service is very good. I didn’t have a contact after the project ended, but they’ve addressed this.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I have recommended them to a friend running his own business.

Java Development for German Startup

“I was generally surprised with the level of their engineers and project managers.”

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

AppUnite was hired as an outsourced resource to work on two Android development projects using ReactiveX Java framework. 

The Reviewer
 
Startup
 
Berlin Area, Germany
CEO, German Startup
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

There were no real areas where AppUnite could improve, they worked as a strong partner and delivered high-quality work at a good value.  

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

We are a German company working with startups as CTOs —heads of products and heads of service. Many new companies in our area lack this expertise, focusing more on business and marketing. We help them with product development from the kick-off, including conceptualizing, designing, and managing the production process until the first release. After that, we help them recruit internal teams to replace us.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with AppUnite?

We use companies like AppUnite as external partners for actually developing software for our clients

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We have worked on 2 Android development projects with AppUnite, one of which is ongoing. One of our projects used the ReactiveX Java framework.

AppUnite has assigned 2 engineers for our first project. They can provide an internal project manager as needed, but we've mainly communicated with engineers directly. AppUnite has also assigned UI designers to our project.

How did you come to work with AppUnite?

I had some video calls with candidates in order to evaluate their language and communication level. I have experience in the interview process so I am able to filter out candidates from the initial discussion, minimizing the risk to a high degree. 

How much have you invested with AppUnite?

The cost of our first project with AppUnite was between 6,000 and 8,000 euros. We had a fixed price. It was a simple Android app using a single API. AppUnite is also involved in the product development cycle for our second project. The development is ongoing and we're working on a time-and-materials basis, so it's hard to estimate the final cost.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with AppUnite in June 2016 and our first project was finalized 2 months ago.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Our finalized app hasn't been published yet. The app we're currently developing with AppUnite has been launched to app stores. Both of them have been a success. AppUnite has a good team and I would continue to work with them in the future.

How did AppUnite perform from a project management standpoint?

We have handled project management for the more complex work and only involved AppUnite's project managers when needed. AppUnite can provide technically skilled project managers for our work and they have good continuous integration processes in place. AppUnite has been able to provide accurate estimates for our work. Their team also has good English skills. The frequency of information exchange and of the deliverables has been very good. We initially used Pivotal Tracker as a management tool, but have moved to our client's solution, GitHub.

What did you find most impressive about AppUnite?

For the price, the quality provided by AppUnite has been very good. I was generally surprised with the level of their engineers and project managers. I've since worked with 2 other Polish agencies and AppUnite has stuck out compared to them.

Are there any areas AppUnite could improve?

I wouldn't say so.

5.0
Overall Score I plan on continuing to work with AppUnite.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Development for Mobile Messaging Software Company

"They really tried to understand what we were doing and what we were looking for."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Aug. 2016 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

AppUnite was hired to help develop and test an existing mobile messaging platform.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 employees
 
Montreal, Canada Area
VP Business Operations, Mobile Messaging Software Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Overall, the client was happy with the work that AppUnite did. They proved to be cost-effective, intuitive and were able to successfully work with other parties the company was also outsourcing to. 

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

My company is a mobile messaging and marketing platform software company. We developed a platform for brands and enterprises to engage with their audiences, and social users to engage with their friends and family.

My role is business operations and business development. I also focus on support in some of our recruiting, human resources, and staffing needs.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with AppUnite?

Originally, we had two levels. On a more tactical front, we had a specific problem with one of the features within our messaging platform and they were a company that had done historical work in that category. On a broader scale, we were looking to get resources on board quickly that would have a certain degree of support. We had a mix of staff that were independent contractors, mostly home-based developers, which goes either way - you get some very good, and you get some not so consistent people when you do that. AppUnite fit the need of really getting a developer on board within an environment that we knew was structured and also with having a background from a company that has shown some results in the area we are looking to get some help in.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We’ve taken a different approach with AppUnite, and that’s one reason why we like them. They were very flexible. So we have taken on board one Android developer specifically, and the purpose is that the role he plays is really as a developer, almost as if he’s part of our team. In the background, there’s a bit of support from AppUnite, and AppUnite has offered to do more but we have not engaged in a full turnkey solution with AppUnite at this point.

How much have you invested with AppUnite?

I think a good way to describe it is relative to what we were paying North American staff; it’s about less than half. It’s probably $10,000 to $50,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started in August of this year.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

I would say things turned out better than we expected originally because we were sort of looking for a mid-level developer but the developer from AppUnite is taking on a bit of a senior role. In terms of output, we have some complicated geo-location features within our app and he’s helped as part of the team, not on his own, to find solutions.

How did AppUnite perform from a project management standpoint?

We’re probably making it a bit difficult for them because we have one resource and we haven’t engaged a broader team there, but they’re still quite proactive. They do weekly or bi-weekly calls to check out and make sure everything is going well. The management people sort of want to be involved if there’s a problem, so they can help address it. We had some communication hiccups in the beginning which they jumped on right away and improved.

What did you find most impressive about AppUnite?

I think being more on the commercial side is what really drove this. They really tried to understand what we were doing and what we were looking for. When we started to expand our resource needs and gave them a chance, we needed them to meet a certain requirement in order to take a look at it, and they did. I thought they reacted quite well. I’m sure other agencies would do the same things, but maybe not as well. I thought their approach was very professional and now it continues to be. There is potential that we’re going to expand our agreement with them, but we have nothing firm at this point. We’re actually quite pleased that they’re effectively working with a competing agency but working with them very well.

Are there any areas AppUnite could improve?

I think the one thing I would probably look at is we had to sort of structure what we ultimately agreed on with them. We sort of pushed them into the direction of the agreement we have now. It would’ve helped if they had come to us with those options earlier. Truthfully, we may have engaged with them earlier had they done that. But in the end, we had to sort of form the model and say, “This is what we’re looking for. If you can meet this, this, and this, we can move forward or we can consider moving forward.” So it was after we gave them instructions that they turned it around.

4.5
Overall Score For the quality of their work, they’re pretty cost competitive.
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Only because they don’t independently own the timeline. They have to work in tandem with the other groups, which are outside of their control. So I think, overall, this sort of ad hoc team we have is at that level regarding performance.
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    The reason is because they are the most cost effective out of the three parties we have and they are actually performing probably slightly better than the other partners.
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    The reason is we do have other agencies to compare them with, and I think they’re falling short across the board. In terms of getting the deliverables done in a “fast enough” way, we consider 4 pretty good. But there’s definitely room to improve.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    With a similar project, definitely. For something in the messaging space, I think we would. It would be highly dependent on the project.
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Poland
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7831689686
Date of Formation
Jun 20, 2012
Last Updated
Jan 28, 2019
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