Mobile app development company

Appus Studio is a mobile app development company located in eastern Europe, Ukraine, with 40 specialists on board.

Our team specializes in native iOS&Android and cross-platform Flutter mobile and website development. We are professionals in our work and very friendly people. Any questions are welcome, all technical consultations are free of charge :-) 

Bonuses we provide:

  1. We provide 6 months warranty period;
  2. We will upload your app to iTunes or Google Play with no additional charge;
  3. For each project, we allocate QA manager and Project manager. Their time is not billable;
  4. We do not outsource work to third parties. All our developers located in the same office, which basically means higher quality and faster turnaround.

 

 
$5,000+
 
$25 - $49 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2009
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Kharkiv, Ukraine
headquarters

Portfolio

Key clients: 
Supervalu, ESPN, EssentialApps, FitkitApps, iThinkdiff, Alligator Apps
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Fanajeen

This app is for reading and listening to books. With Fanajeen, users can get access to a huge library with a variety of Arabic and foreign educational, consultation and inspirational books. The application allows users to adjust the font size, use their own library, add summaries to favorites, bookmark, etc. Fanajeen uses high-quality audio and there is the ability to choose the optimal sound speed. It has

an offline mode. The app offers in-app purchases and free or paid subscriptions.

Read more at https://appus.software/work/portfolio/fanajeen

 



Read more at https://appus.software/work/portfolio/fanajeen

Read more at https://appus.software/work/portfolio/fanajeen

 

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BoothLive App

BoothLive Platform is a solution for both the presenter and the visitor of exhibitions, events, conferences and seminars. It’s an unconventional technology that focused on transforming the main interactions, purpose and atmosphere that happens within a booth into a virtual experience.

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QNaija

QNaija is a video streaming live game show with real cash prizes. Video streaming app. It is a live quiz game show that is primarily, Nigeria-centric (Naija-centric) - focused on topics about Nigeria and Nigerians; topics Nigerians are passionate about and deeply interested in. The live game show is a relaxed, witty and fun way of knowing and learning about Nigeria and Nigerians by Nigerians and the rest of the

world, while also winning cool cash prizes.
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View Stars

View Stars – the app for space discovering. Give an answer to some of the most curious questions of our own planet, and get fun looking at the stars and their movements just by pointing your device to the sky.

• Interact with planets and stars in 3D view, and learn about the galaxy just by moving your fingers across the screen.

• Learn the names of stars, planets, constellations,

satellites, and any other astronomical object interacting with them in an intuitive user interface.

• Discover planets, stars, and constellations’ current position and learn about their orbital period right while they are moving with our Augmented Reality feature for you to have a better idea about our solar system.

• Capture those spaces that look more interesting for you, and save screenshots to your gallery with just a tap on the screen.

• Look for constellations or planets in the space; get interesting information about them, and discover their current position in the space.

• Create a completely customizable list of your favorite planets and keep informed about their information.

• Read interesting articles about the planets in the solar system, and study interesting facts about black holes, galaxies, black eyes, meteorites, comets, or anything you want to know about the space.

• Learn interesting facts about your own planet that you maybe did not know.

• Take a look at real-time moon position, and explore time zones around the world with an interactive world globe.

 

Have a great time learning about our galaxy, interact with space in an intuitive platform and take a look at the real-time positions planets have, with this interesting, fun, and friendly way of learning.



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Metrolina Warriors

This app is the source for up to date team and event information for Metrolina Warriors sports teams' fans.

Features include:

  • Event location and driving directions;
  • Personalized alert notifications – game reminders, schedule updates and more for the teams and events you follow;
  • Gameday challenges;
  • Event check-in to earn points and
prizes;
  • Photo gallery highlighting the events and teams that you follow;
  • Valuable sponsor coupons.
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    TAGit

    TAGitgames is an app that creates challenges (skills challenges, physical challenges, puzzles, photo hints, etc) with people in a competition style. Players who collect the highest points will be declared a winner at the end of the month.

    The code for photo and video processing was integrated.

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    Color My Life

    Color May Life is an app that catalogs and organizes paper crafting supplies. The application allows users to scan a barcode to quickly fill out the information about an item, search and filter by color and text, store selected supplies and add them to a wishlist for future purchases.

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    Viara - Real Estate web app

    Viara software, made by Appus, provides the ability to add photos of your property (apartments, houses) and view them in a 360° panorama. We've used the following technologies: Laravel; JavaScript; PHP; Node.js; HTML5; CSS3; jQuery. https://appus.software/work/portfolio/viara  

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    Notifire - secure and alarm app

    The Notifire App allows building occupants to receive secure messages from building owners/managers who have subscribed to the service. Notifire also provides a means for the Fire & Rescue Service (FRS) to provide advice and, in emergency situations, reassurance and instructions to residents. We've achieved the following results: Admin panel was created; UI/UX design; iPhone app; Android

    app; Backend; Frontend; PUSH notifications; Chats.

    https://appus.software/work/portfolio/notifire

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    Live Weather

    Live Weather displays current temperature, pressure, wind speed and direction, humidity, and some other important weather information and a weather forecast of different places. The app allows receiving live alerts, PUSH notifications, minute-by-minute updates with real-time weather changes and daily reports with the latest weather data. The app is available only for iPhones.

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    Walk Motivator - fitness and lifestyle mobile app

    Walk Motivator is a fitness app for walk lovers. Users can track the progress, get rewards and compete with their friends.

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    Pic Collage

    Pic Collage allows users to create unique collages and edit photos using a large library of borders, layouts, stickers, frames, vignettes, shadows, color patterns, and backgrounds. Users can rotate and crop images, use blur and splash effects, adjust and blend colors, overlay text, cut objects, drow on the photos and use different formats for the collaging.

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    iDoRecall - educational Web app, SAAS

    This innovative product will help anyone quickly and efficiently memorize the necessary information. A unique algorithm will allow to easily remember information that will remain with you forever. Used technologies: TypeScript, React, PHP, AWS, Firebase, SASS, Docker, Jest

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    Wizzo - social networking app

    Wizzo is a social networking app to connect with people nearby who share your interests. Instead of deciding whom to meet based on a profile photo or some generalized interests, you can meet people around who share your specific interests. The way Wizzo works is simple: create your profile and include the specific interests who make you who you are.

     

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    Remote Cam Control

    Remote Cam Control is a simple video app which allows videos to be recorded and broadcast between remote iOS and Android devices, with a very wide range of uses. Use it for fun, or as an everyday video monitoring or surveillance tool. For example, keep a check on

    what staff at home and work (babysitter, nurse, fitter, mechanic, etc.) are doing.
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    Geo Photo

    Geo Photo is a simple and intuitive app which allows you to manage the pictures and images stored on your Google Photo. The Geo Photo app’s main feature is its ability to display photos and pictures from your Google Photo on the map, and within the chosen time interval in which they were made. You can collect the photos in albums using a date or the place they

    were taken.
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    Car Alarm

    Car Alarm is used for monitoring the movements, vibration, or position changing of the car or cars in a real time. It displays the vehicle’s position, saves the history of alerts and car status, and notifies the owner in both real time and in offline mode.

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    aCam

    aCam is an amazing app for photo editing. You can create and enhance your photos, add funny stickers, apply varied effects and so much more! The app includes: Facebook API, Twitter API, Flickr API, DeviantArt SDK and a variety of filter algorithms.

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    Quaner

    Quaner is a photo sharing iOS social network app that was launched in China. You can view photos of the most popular posts, posts nearby and the latest ones. We used the following services in the app: Weibo API, WeChat API, Amap API.

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    Stuff

    Stuff is the application that allows you to sell or buy items and to discover garage sales nearby. We used the following services: Flurry app analytics, Yesgraph for inviting users to the app, Appentive for app reviews, PayPal, Stripe, QuickBlox, Facebook SDK, and UberRides.

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    LoveCam

    Photo application that includes a unique engine for editing images, with your own filters and the ability to add frames, shapes and titles. Many Ad services were also implemented into the app: AppLovin, AdMob, RevMob, Chartboost, Flurry, etc.

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    Word Finder

    A word puzzle game with in-app purchases. Includes an algorithm for the dynamic generation of a letter matrix and a stunning UI design.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.ithinkdiff.wordsearch3...

     

    Reviews

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    iOS & Android Dev for Crafting App

    "We have tight budgets, yet we have been able to achieve so much!"

    Quality: 
    4.0
    Schedule: 
    4.5
    Cost: 
    5.0
    Willing to refer: 
    4.5
    The Project
     
    $10,000 to $49,999
     
    June 2018 - June 2019
    Project summary: 

    Appus developed a customer-facing iOS/Android app, configured an AWS server, and made sure that the solution could sync with the server and multiple devices.

    The Reviewer
     
    1-10 Employees
     
    San Diego, California
    CTO, Product Development Startup
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    Both apps went live, and Appus provided several updates to add features or fix bugs. There were some bumps in project management, and the team could have been more forthcoming about how they achieved an implementation. Regardless, they later assigned strong managers to oversee the project. 

    The client submitted this review online.

    BACKGROUND

    Please describe your company and your position there.

    We are a startup, I'm the CTO.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    For what projects/services did your company hire Appus Studio?

    To develop an iOS and Android app, connected to a backend database for backup and sync.

    What were your goals for this project?

    App development of an iOS app and AWS server for a customer-facing app. Later added Android.

    SOLUTION

    How did you select this vendor?

    A developer we worked with was at 100% capacity, so the recommended YouTeam, YouTeam proposed Appus. After 2 interviews we were confident that they have the skillset and competence that we were looking for,

    Describe the project in detail.

    Our team is both very good at defining projects in terms of end-user functionality and technical so defining the logic for how the app functions. We needed input from the team on how to implement in detail and feedback on the best practical solution.

    For example, the app synchronization with the server and multiple devices was totally defined by Appus. If you have just a vague outline of what you want it will fail however you contract it.

    What was the team composition?

    iOS developer, full-stack developer, Android developer, QA and project manager.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

    Can you share any outcomes from the project that demonstrate progress or success?

    Our iOS app was launched in June 2019, Android in April 2020. There have been several app and server updates to add features and fix bugs.

    How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

    The project manager at Appus is critical to the success of the project. We had a very good one at the start (Elena), then short term stints with ones that were very frustrating to work with, now we have a good one again.

    When we had the frustrating ones we were taking steps to move to a different company, but they switched in a good project manager (Maria) and everything is going very well again.

    What did you find most impressive about this company?

    We have tight budgets, yet we have been able to achieve so much! There were things we did not define (syncing, the web admin interface) that would have caused us to fail or struggle if they were not implemented well by Appus taking the initiative and providing advice.

    Are there any areas for improvement?

    We like to be involved with how things are going to be implemented because we are technical and want to weight the pros and cons of the solutions. We don't always get sufficient insight into how the implementation is was achieved. This means sometimes we have to implement, then revise later.

    5.0
    Overall Score We have been working with them for 2 years and, despite some bumps in the road, we are happy.
    • 4.5 Scheduling
      ON TIME / DEADLINES
      They work hard to keep to schedule, but as developers ourselves, we understand that sometimes it's harder than expected.
    • 5.0 Cost
      Value / within estimates
      Very good.
    • 4.0 Quality
      Service & deliverables
      Overall good and they are taking steps to improve.
    • 4.5 NPS
      Willing to refer
      Yes if budget is a factor. Let's be honest, if budget is not a factor you'd hire a local team!

    Software Engineering for E-Learning Company

    "Their speed and quality of code is quite excellent."

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

    Appus Studio is developing a web app that helps students learn through spaced repetition flashcards. They use React on the frontend and Firebase services on the backend, and assist with QA testing.

    The Reviewer
     
    1-10 Employees
     
    New Jersey
    David Handel
    CEO, I Do Recall
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    Internal feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. Appus Studio’s ability to adapt to challenging specifications helps make their code relatively bug-free. Their consistent communication, reliability, and quality of work justify the investment and make them a valuable partner.

    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 I Do Recall Inc., a web platform that helps students be successful.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    What challenge were you trying to address with Appus Studio?

    I decided to hire an outsourced team to be my engineering department. I didn't want to build an in-house team for this project, which was just at its inception. I wanted to find a company that could build the product, handle any problems, and continue to iterate beyond the MVP.

    SOLUTION

    What was the scope of their involvement? 

    Appus Studio is developing a browser-based web application. It's a progressive web app so it works on mobile and computer browsers. The program uses spaced repetition flashcards to help students learn. It allows them to upload learning materials into the web app and make flashcards linked to specific concepts and facts. If they forget an answer during practice, a link opens to the exact spot in the learning materials that links to the flashcard.

    We designed the UI internally and used them for the engineering. Appus Studio built the frontend in React and the backend in various Firebase services. They integrate APIs for other services so that students can upload all kinds of file types (e.g., PDFs, Word documents, etc.). There’s a viewer so students can annotate their notes as they read. 

    What is the team composition?

    In total, I’ve probably worked with six members of their team. There's a core group of three people that I primarily work with. 

    How did you come to work with Appus Studio? 

    I interviewed 8–10 companies. I was specifically looking for a company in Ukraine. In my experience, their level of engineering for the value for engineers is a good match. 

    How much have you invested with them?

    They charge $25 an hour. We’ve spent in the range of $50,000–$100,000.

    What is the status of this engagement?

    Work started in February 2018 and the engagement is ongoing.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    This was a challenging web app to build. I'm amazed at what a great job they did for the price. I've worked in the technology space for quite a while so I know what quality engineers go for. 

    I see all of the all the pushes of code to GitLab. Along with their team, I do QA on our dev server and our staging server. I’m involved every step of the way so I see how long it takes them to develop features. Their speed and quality of code is quite excellent. 

    How did Appus Studio perform from a project management standpoint?

    I’m thrilled with their project management. They provide more than just engineers. They also provide two QA engineers at no additional charge. I meet with a project manager twice a week, and they meet on my East Coast schedule. I also speak directly with the lead engineer. We meet over Skype or chat within Google Docs to go through any issues or bugs that come up.

    The most crucial deadline was the MVP launch date in July 2018. They hit that, and have continued to reliably meet our deadlines. I expect that I'll use them well into the life of the company. At this point, I have no urge to build my own in-house engineering team.

    What did you find most impressive about them? 

    If I had picked any other firm, the most I would have gotten was my web app built. Appus Studio has been able to move into the future with me. They continue to maintain the web app and provide emergency services. Students depend on this app always working, even on weekends. If something happens and a server goes down, we have an arrangement so they can fix it. They really function as if they were my engineering team. I don't think I could have found that elsewhere based on my exploration of the market. 

    Are there any areas they could improve?

    No. If I thought of ways that they need to improve, I’d tell them and they’d do it. They're extremely interested in being the best possible partner they can be. 

    Do you have any advice for potential customers?

    If possible, meet with your project manager before you start. Make sure that you're happy with the level of communication and any language barrier. The project manager is central to how well you work with their team. It's key that you develop a good relationship with the project manager right away.

    5.0
    Overall Score I don't see a day when I won't continue using them.
    • 5.0 Scheduling
      ON TIME / DEADLINES
      They're very reliable and meet all deadlines.
    • 5.0 Cost
      Value / within estimates
      The cost for quality engineering is quite reasonable.
    • 5.0 Quality
      Service & deliverables
      Their service is top notch.
    • 5.0 NPS
      Willing to refer
      I’d definitely recommend them.

    Income Calculator App for Business Analysis Agency

    “We could not have achieved this without Appus.”

    Quality: 
    4.5
    Schedule: 
    5.0
    Cost: 
    5.0
    Willing to refer: 
    5.0
    The Project
     
    $10,000 to $49,999
     
    Dec. 2016 - Mar. 2018
    Project summary: 

    Initially, Appus built and launched a sophisticated business app that estimates future income. The team continues to implement major upgrades, including optimizing it for iOS devices.

    The Reviewer
     
    1-10 Employees
     
    San Diego Metro Area
    Owner, Computer Integrated Systems Firm
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    The top-rated app has been downloaded by thousands of users, which is attributed to Appus’ work. Despite some QA issues, their responsiveness and genuine interest have led to a long-term engagement.

    The client submitted this review online.

    BACKGROUND

    Please describe your company and your position there.

    I am the owner of a small company that provides analysis, programming, and project management support to other businesses.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    For what projects/services did your company hire Appus Studio?

    We had an idea for a new product that we could market directly to end users. While our requirements were very well-defined, we did not have the expertise to build a mobile app.

    What were your goals for this project?

    Our app had to be technically reliable and sound. Since it estimates future income based on a number of variables, it needed to be extremely accurate. We’re making a new product, so we only have one chance to make a good impression. For this, we needed a developer who could follow our exact specifications while helping us navigate the world of app development and deployment.

    SOLUTION

    How did you select this vendor?

    Appus was recommended by a colleague who used them develop applications for his business.

    Describe the project in detail.

    For the initial development, we divided the project into five parts. The first part involved establishing the framework and providing simple input. We provided wireframes and detailed descriptions for each input field, including validations and the formulas to generate output. This process allowed us to establish a working relationship and determine what other details needed to be included in our specifications. Our relationship and process improved greatly as each part was developed and tested. We released the app in 2016 and have since made some significant upgrades, including optimizing it for iPad and iOS.

    What was the team composition?

    Their project manager handles all communication between us and the developers and QA team. It's very helpful to work with just a single contact person who can coordinate the process.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

    Can you share any outcomes from the project that demonstrate progress or success?

    We just recently hit a milestone for the latest improvement—making the app available on iPads. While we are still very much in startup mode, we already have over 3,000 downloads and a rating of 4.9 stars. Our product has a high degree of accuracy and stability, which is reflected in the rating. We could not have achieved this without Appus.

    How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

    Overall, it has been great. They have always been receptive to improvements and quickly respond to any issues. As with any project, communication can be difficult when collaborating with a remote team. Fortunately, Appus provides several ways to communicate, including Skype and their message board.

    What did you find most impressive about this company?

    Their enthusiasm and professionalism are exceptional. The Appus team is very quick to respond, which we really appreciate. Although they are outside the U.S., language and time differences have never been a problem.

    Are there any areas for improvement?

    the product turned out great, they should spend more time identifying UI issues such as alignment, font size, consistency between controls, etc. This does not require special knowledge about the product, but we regularly found issues in this area and reported them to Appus.

    5.0
    Overall Score
    • 5.0 Scheduling
      ON TIME / DEADLINES
      Scheduling is extremely easy.
    • 5.0 Cost
      Value / within estimates
      They provide great value.
    • 4.5 Quality
      Service & deliverables
      There’s still room for improvement in their QA processes.
    • 5.0 NPS
      Willing to refer
      They’ve worked great for our project.

    App Development for iOS

    "Appus built the app over and above our expectations. It was a great experience."

    Quality: 
    5.0
    Schedule: 
    4.5
    Cost: 
    5.0
    Willing to refer: 
    4.5
    The Project
     
    Less than $10,000
     
    Sept. 2017 - Nov. 2017
    Project summary: 

    Appus developed an iOS application that allows users to store multiple “favorites” lists. The team delivered mockups, a functional prototype, and a successful final product that met all design specifications.

    The Reviewer
     
    1-10 Employees
     
    Melbourne, Australia
    Phil Cooley
    Director, Business Process Solutions
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    The finished application was delivered well above expectations and tested to a very high standard. Users have responded positively to app features, including the use of the native camera and search function. Appus’ success has led to the desire for a partnership on future projects.

    The client submitted this review online.

    BACKGROUND

    Please describe your company and your position there.

    I am the director of Business Process Solutions, a small consultancy that provides expertise for applications developed by SAP and MYOB, an Australian accounting and business software company.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    For what projects/services did your company hire Appus Studio?

    The challenge was to develop an idea for an iOS application called Faves to store all of someone’s “favorite” things, i.e. lists of favorite movies, recipes, websites, etc. We hired Appus to develop the app and make it come to life.

    What were your goals for this project?

    We wanted to see a fully working app mainly for iOS. There was no other app on the market that stored all your favorite things in a single place. Appus made this happen.

    SOLUTION

    How did you select this vendor?

    A colleague initially recommended Appus and I knew they could deliver a great outcome after our initial meetings. They were clearly technically competent, asked all of the right questions, and were keen on working with us.

    Describe the project in detail.

    The project was to simply take the UX designs and prototype and bring it to life. Appus developed all of the core features on iOS. They provided mockups, a fully functional prototype, and a MoSCoW prioritization spreadsheet with the required functions still to be built.

    Appus built features including the ability to create a favorite with a description and assign it a category and multiple hashtags, the ability to take a photo through the app using the native camera, the ability to add sub-favorite sections, and a quick-add function for categories and hashtags. I was particularly impressed with the thumbnails of the photos and weblinks on the app.

    What was the team composition?

    A number of Appus staff were involved in the project from start to finish including developers and testers. However, the project manager served as our single point of contact, which I thought was very helpful.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

    Can you share any outcomes from the project that demonstrate progress or success?

    Appus proved that the Faves app could come to life exactly as we wanted it. The app successfully stored all of our favorite things in a single place. It was professionally built and tested thoroughly to a high standard. We did have one bug upon release, however Appus quickly resolved the issue and impressively turned around the bug fix in 24 hours.

    We have a number of users and feedback has been really positive. They love using the app and especially enjoy the available search features. Appus built the app over and above our expectations. It was a great experience. I have a few other app ideas and plan on using Appus to develop them.

    How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

    The communication of the Appus team was fantastic throughout the 5-week project. In particular, the project manager, Diana, was outstanding and regularly communicated progress updates. Diana asked questions in order to make sure what was being built met our expectations. We had a regular weekly discussion during the project and, as this was our first iOS application, Diana was really helpful at assisting us with using the Apple Developer framework and with general iOS queries.

    What did you find most impressive about this company?

    I was seriously impressed with the team’s technical abilities and communication throughout the project. The feature estimates were realistic and not over the top in order to guarantee a huge profit margin. Appus provided a clear and concise report on the functionalities being delivered right down to what would and would not be shown on every screen. This was great, as we fully understood what the app would include right from the outset. Appus was always attentive at responding to questions and assisting in other areas where we lacked knowledge.

    Are there any areas for improvement?

    The only improvement I can suggest is offering a better overview of the testing process. I could see in the management software that tests were being performed, but I had no idea of their framework, who was doing the actually testing, or how the tests were preforming. It would have been helpful from our end to understand this a little more. However, Appus was an excellent partner overall.

    4.5
    Overall Score Brillent experience.
    • 4.5 Scheduling
      ON TIME / DEADLINES
      Great. Timeline was kept to 4-5 weeks as planned.
    • 5.0 Cost
      Value / within estimates
      Really affordable. The features included in the app for the cost was great!
    • 5.0 Quality
      Service & deliverables
      The quality of the app was amazing and they truly bought it to life with additional brilliant features.
    • 4.5 NPS
      Willing to refer
      I always mention Appus whenever anyone brings up software development.

    iOS App Dev for Consulting Firm

    "They've done a fantastic job and we really trust them."

    Quality: 
    5.0
    Schedule: 
    4.0
    Cost: 
    5.0
    Willing to refer: 
    5.0
    The Project
     
    $10,000 to $49,999
     
    2009 - Ongoing
    Project summary: 

    Appus Studio won the project over other developers by offering a great price, ample skillset, and timely delivery. They built an iOS app and has provided ongoing maintenance for it since 2009.

    The Reviewer
     
    1-10 Employees
     
    Charlotte, North Carolina
    CEO, Consulting Firm
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    Appus Studio is a trustworthy and reliable partner that can be counted on for building a long-term relationship. They not only communicate well and are proficient in English but are also exceptional when it comes to turning a small project into a large one without sacrificing quality.

    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 a developer within a small consulting company.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    What challenge were you trying to address with Appus Studio?

    We were looking to develop a tool that would allow us to interact with the data that we were managing.

    SOLUTION

    What was the scope of their involvement?

    We needed the right expertise for iOS. They helped us build our app from the very beginning and have maintained it since. Most of the backend technologies were developed in-house.

    What is the team dynamic?

    We've been working together for a very long time, since back when they only had only 1–2 developers. Throughout our relationship, I’ve worked with about 10–15 developers so far.

    How did you come to work with Appus Studio?

    We were working on something small and thought that we could take a risk and see if we could leverage some outside expertise to build it instead of trying to do it in-house. We found Appus in an old marketplace platform and did a test run with them, in which they did a fantastic job. We even tested them against two other developers in our search for the best partner. They definitely fit our criteria regarding cost, skillset, and time availability.

    How much have you invested with them?

    We've spent between $25,000–$50,000.

    What is the status of this engagement?

    We started working with them in 2009 and our engagement continues today.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    They’ve done such a good job at maintaining the collaboration and the quality of the work. They’ve built trust with their reliability and we can count on them to keep doing their job whereas other vendors just do the project and are done with you. The fact that we've been working together since 2009 speaks volumes.

    How did Appus Studio perform from a project management standpoint?

    It has been my responsibility to take on project management and provide direction regarding the day-to-day tasks. However, the tools they’ve given us are adequate enough for assigning tasks and getting status updates. If I have a question or need a response fairly quickly, there are different channels that I can use for that. They're certainly very responsive even though we're in completely different countries and time zones.

    We’re able to accomplish a lot just by text messaging back and forth but we also do Skype calls. Their English is very good, so there really isn’t a communication gap.

    What did you find most impressive about them?

    There are a lot of positives aspects about Dmitry [Founder & CEO, Appus Studio] and of how he’s maintained things. If I ever need help with doing something or need somebody to step in and take over a task, they're always up for the challenge. Trust is a big factor in why I continue working with them. We’ve had a tight relationship since starting out in 2009 and our trust has extended into the whole company.

    Are there any areas they could improve?

    I think there's always room for improvement. I think the most important thing is just making sure that they continue to grow and develop their skills in the technologies that they offer. I don’t know what’s on the cutting edge of various the technologies that I may need, so I would look to them to have that knowledge. They should also evolve in finding better ways to do things since we often continue to do the same thing because it's worked in the past and maybe there's a better way to do it.

    5.0
    Overall Score These guys have done a very good job of taking something very small and turning it into a large scale project with the same quality and service. They've done a fantastic job and we really trust them.
    • 4.0 Scheduling
      ON TIME / DEADLINES
      They made sure to have a process in place for approaching certain tasks, using certain technologies or different methods that may help us meet the timelines faster or achieve the goal of the feature.
    • 5.0 Cost
      Value / within estimates
    • 5.0 Quality
      Service & deliverables
    • 5.0 NPS
      Willing to refer

    App Dev For Social Network

    "I’m confident they can finish any project and give 100%."

    Quality: 
    5.0
    Schedule: 
    4.5
    Cost: 
    5.0
    Willing to refer: 
    5.0
    The Project
     
    $10,000 to $49,999
     
    2015 - Ongoing
    Project summary: 

    Appus Studio designed and developed a social networking app for Chinese users, managing complex API integrations using local languages to create a location-matching solution for iOS. They now manage additions.

    The Reviewer
     
    1-10 Employees
     
    China
    Charles Yang
    Co-founder, Social Network
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    The app finished the first phase on time and met all technical requirements, thanks to Appus Studio’s attention to detail and motivation. The team’s professionalism, reasonable pricing, and helpful organization continue to support success. 

    The client submitted this review online.

    BACKGROUND

    Introduce your business and what you do there.

    I’m in the radio business and wanted to launch an iOS app in China. 

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    What challenge were you trying to address with Appus Studio?

    I needed to build an app called Quaner. It’s a social network where users can post about an area that they like. Appus normally works on English projects, but our APIs are in Chinese. That was challenging for them, but they handled it well. 

    SOLUTION

    What was the scope of their involvement?

    They were responsible for the development of the app until it was published. The process was pretty good for me. I didn’t need to worry about anything. The app was built for iOS only and matches a post with the location that users like. It had to be integrated with WeChat, Weibo, and AMAP. They didn’t do any marketing.

    How did you come to work with Appus Studio?

    I’d worked with other development teams before. I hope to have a long-time partnership with Appus.

    What is the status of this engagement?

    We started working with them in 2015. Right now, they’re updating the app.  

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    At first, I was nervous because the product uses a lot of Chinese APIs. However, Appus finished those tasks without any problems. I’m confident they can finish any project and give 100%.

    When I had other requirements to implement on the app, I did not hesitate to contact Appus. We are working on those new requirements in a second phase now, and they’re still the best.

    How did Appus Studio perform from a project management standpoint?

    They have their own emailing system. I hope that I can always get the best price as a returning customer.

    What did you find most impressive about them?

    They are very good at developing and managing the project. They finished close to the deadline.

    Are there any areas they could improve?

    They could give return customers a coupon. Also, the 10% QA fee is high. Every time they delivered something, I needed to test it again. I don’t think I should have to pay extra for that. 

    5.0
    Overall Score
    • 4.5 Scheduling
      ON TIME / DEADLINES
    • 5.0 Cost
      Value / within estimates
    • 5.0 Quality
      Service & deliverables
      They are professional and skilled.
    • 5.0 NPS
      Willing to refer
      I would highly recommend them to someone interested in developing an app.

    App Development for Group Chat App

    "They have a highly knowledgeable team that delivers excellent work."

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

    Appus updated and fixed outdated and code developed by another company in order to create a successful chat app.

    The Reviewer
     
    1-10 Employees
     
    Toronto, Canada
    CEO, Buddypass
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    The result was a high quality app, that was delivered on time and on budget. 

    The client submitted this review online.

    BACKGROUND

    Please describe your organization and your position.

    Buddypass is a next generation Group Chat app designed to help people make true friendships with people nearby. It is location based and allows people to find and interact with other users by proximity. It has numerous features including a robust chat engine, and unique tools to help people find and connect with like-minded users.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    What business challenge were you looking to address with Appus?

    Appus has helped us refactor out-dated and buggy code from previous developers and develop new features.

    SOLUTION

    What business challenge were you trying to address with Appus?

    It was an iPhone version and my point was to first start with iPhone and then when I get something running and almost done then going to the Android version. What is on the iPhone version - I went to some Chinese freelancer with part of the work and then after a while I told them to stop and would do it myself. Then I start finishing the stuff and then by doing this on iPhone I realized that actually it was best to ask a freelancer or a team to start the project to get to a point where they could do all the framework and when the framework is in place because it started to be business oriented - basically to finish it myself because I have the IT skills. But everything is really technical. I see it makes sense to ask those guys because they know how to do it and they know how to do it on a daily basis. This is where I started talking with Appus and they started the project and then they arrive at the point they wanted them to go and now I need to finish the app so I need to do my business side in the app and then I think I will be stuck at some point because of the technical stuff and then I will come back to them and say I need this stuff and I will pay them for this.

    How did you come to work with Appus?

    Appus was a topped ranked Development Studio found through Elance.

    Could you provide a sense of the size of this initiative in financial terms?

    With Appus my project was $10,000 to $50,000. 

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

    What were the results of the project?

    Appus has delivered a high standard and high quality of work throughout the project in a timely fashion.

    How did Appus perform from a project management standpoint?

    It’s been maybe one year talking with freelancer and then based on the experience I had I see that they were very professional the way they were asking the questions and the way they were delivering the job. If I compare the Chinese person with the one I was working after I can see straight away from the questions they were asking that they know what they were talking about. At each point of the development when there was a question where they see different way of doing it they were also me my preferences whereas on the other side they were always doing what was best for them not best for me. They didn’t even ask me. Because it’s technical so I’m not aware of all the specificities and they do a choice and then you realize later it’s not the best choice. So on their side what they did is before to actually go and do that they talk to me and say if you choose this option - say for a chat for example - then you’re going to have this to take care of later on. And they give me all the different things. Based on this I had to do my choice. But they give me the choice.

    Is there anything Appus could have improved or done differently?

    They give me a good price for the work they did. What they provide me I don’t think I would expect more. I was being so cheap so I wasn’t expecting them to be like Google but for the price I paid I was very happy with the quality. I think for what they do they should ask more. Now if I wanted to make something very technical that requires optimization and all this thing - I didn’t test this part because I’m not there yet. I don’t need something running in milliseconds. But for what I was asking they were doing perfectly. I don’t have anything to complain about.

    5.0
    Overall Score They have a highly knowledgeable team that delivers excellent work.
    • 5.0 Scheduling
      ON TIME / DEADLINES
    • 5.0 Cost
      Value / within estimates
    • 5.0 Quality
      Service & deliverables
    • 5.0 NPS
      Willing to refer

    Android App Development for Entrepreneur

    "I was very happy with the deliverables provided by Appus Studio."

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

    The client hired Appus Studio to build their Android app using an existing backend. The agency was also responsible for building various modules for the app’s iOS version.

    The Reviewer
     
    1-10 Employees
     
    UK
    Laurent Lefevere
    Founder, TakeMeOut
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    Appus succeeded by delivering high quality work in a timely manner. The agency is recognized for their professionalism and excellent coding skills. The client praises Appus’s knowledge and highly recommends the agency to others.

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

    BACKGROUND

    Please describe your organization.

    My company is TakeMeOut. The purpose of the company is to build a new dating app. This is a side project for me.

    What is your position?

    I am the only employee so far and I manage everything from marketing to development, database incorporation and legal.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    What business challenge were you trying to address with Appus?

    The main challenge was to build an android app using my current backend so that I can have my app on both platforms: iPhone and Android.

    SOLUTION

    Please describe the scope of their involvement in greater detail.

    Appus was responsible for developing the Android version of my app, based on the iOS app that we had already developed. I also asked them to build some modules for the iPhone version.

    How did you come to work with Appus?

    I found them through a thorough online search. I selected them because they looked the best. They showed plenty of experience in mobile apps, high retention rate (percentage of people that made a project with them and used them again), good communication that I tested via Skype, good naming convention and good comments. I also asked them to send me sample projects to check.

    They were in competition with two other companies and I was hesitating between them. In the end, I went with Appus Studio since they looked more responsive. The code was published every day and they made me a discount on the hourly rates as it was a long-term project.

    Could you provide a sense of the size of this initiative in financial terms?

    This project was in the $10,000 to $50,000 price range.

    What is the status of this engagement?

    It’s ongoing. They spent 7-8 weeks working on the basic part of the project. I am now using them when needed. If I see I need a small module, I send it their way.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

    Could you share any statistics or metrics from this engagement?

    I don’t have any results to share at the moment.

    How did Appus perform from a project management standpoint?

    I was very happy with the deliverables provided by Appus Studio. The team was really professional, and I had some past experience to compare. It was like 2 different worlds, and I really hope that I could have worked with them from the beginning.

    What distinguishes Appus from other providers?

    The Appus Studio team was fast, efficient, and their code was perfect. They are incredibly professional and knowledgeable in their field.

    Is there anything Appus could have improved or done differently?

    I can’t think of anything at the moment.

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

    iOS & Android App Development for App Development Company

    "We continue to bring Appus Studio projects due to their consistency, efficiency and cost effectiveness."

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

    Appus Studio provided end to end development services for the client as they built their iOS and Android app. The agency also helped with App Store listing setup and creation.

    The Reviewer
     
    1-10 Employees
     
    Australia
    Pete Gilmour
    Managing Director, Inspiring Apps
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    Appus Studio succeeded by contributing to an effective and well-received app. The agency impressed the client by going beyond simply fulfilling requests and made strategic suggestions, as well. Appus Studio is recommended to others.

    The client submitted this review online.

    BACKGROUND

    Please describe your organization.

    Inspiring Apps [IA] is a mobile app and website development company. We used the services of Appus Studio to develop our mobile applications. My role is geared towards Project Management between our clients and Appus Studio’s developers.

    What is your position?

    I am the Co-Founder and Managing Director of IA.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    What business challenge were you trying to address with Appus Studio?

    We were seeking someone to help us build an application based on an idea we had. We were sick of seeing baby photos, posts and pictures from days before and rarely time sensitive Facebook posts.

    We wanted to know when our friends were out and about since people weren’t using the check-in feature on Facebook anymore.

    SOLUTION

    Please describe the scope of their involvement in detail.

    Appus was responsible for the full development of an iOS and Android app for Smartphones and tablets. The app required Facebook integration for sign-in and sharing purposes. Appus also included a one-on-one chat integration featured, as well as the ability to comment, like and check in. The location-based check-ins are pulled from the Google Places application. This was developed using the Parse framework.

    Appus Studio set up a client management system for us to use to communicate with the developers. They also provided additional services such as App Store listing setup and creation, testing and app store submissions.

    How did you come to work with Appus Studio?

    We wanted to see a great portfolio of the kind of projects we imagined we were going to create. We first started developing our own (internal) applications with Appus Studio, and then we brought them our clients too. So the portfolio was important, but after a Skype meet and greet, we were certain that Appus Studio could meet our requirements.

    Could you provide a sense of the size of this initiative in financial terms?

    It cost approximately $15,000.

    What is the status of this engagement?

    The project is ongoing though the first few versions finished around February 2015.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

    Could you share any results that came out of this engagement?

    The app is working great and is still functioning on both the App Store and Google Play. The seamless communication between the apps is accurate; the chat between users is effortless and has push notifications to keep users engaged. Only due to our own budget we have slowed the growth of the app. We have a multitude of integrations we wish to do in the future.

    What distinguishes Appus Studio from other providers?

    They are the first development company we have worked with. We continue to bring Appus Studio projects due to their consistency, efficiency and cost effectiveness.

    They offered services such as App Store set up that we had no experience in, which was crucial. They also provided better solutions to our requests, and we would continually look forward to how they could improve our own apps.

    Is there anything Appus Studio could have improved or done differently?

    We could have scoped our project better to make the process more seamless for Appus Studio. We made several iterations which often set Appus back in time, but they never made anything of it and kept on working away.

    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

    Activity Monitoring App for Research University

    "As a client, I really value being able to have total faith in the provider."

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

    Appus Studio developed an iOS app that logged activity and indoor location tracking. The team was responsible for design, development, testing, and support, and completed the app in three weeks.

    The Reviewer
     
    11-50 Employees
     
    Australia
    Technical Officer, Research University
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    The app exceeds expectations and was completed ahead of schedule on a tight budget. Appus Studio excelled at project management, providing efficient, succinct communication to clarify elements or report status updates. They worked closely to define the scope of work and deliver products on time.

    The client submitted this review online.

    BACKGROUND

    Please describe your organization and your position in the organization.

    We are a research group within a university that is interested in understanding building performance and occupant satisfaction. As the technical officer of the laboratory, I saw an opportunity to apply mobile technologies to explore occupant movements throughout a building.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    What business challenge were you trying to address with Appus Studio?

    The challenges were to better understand how building layouts can influence health, as well as discovering how occupants move across a floor or within a building by using smartphones to track their activity in conjunction with beacons to monitor location. This is of huge interest to researchers because people in developed countries spend approximately 90% of their time indoors. The application of mobile technology to this problem is novel and has the potential to unlock a whole new area of research into public health and office configuration optimizations.

    SOLUTION

    Please describe the scope of their involvement in greater detail.

    Appus Studio developed an iOS application that served two primary functions: first, it logged key activity indicators such as steps taken, floors ascended/descended, and the distance travelled; second, it provided distance estimates from beacons within range of the device for the explicit use of indoor location tracking.

    They were responsible for every aspect of design, development, testing, and support based on the brief that was written for the project. There was a tight timeline, but the project was completed ahead of schedule thanks to their quick development time and excellent communication.

    How did you come to work with Appus Studio?

    Having considered a number of development studios, we selected Appus Studio based on their excellent track record of delivering well-designed apps that were similar in nature to our requirements.

    Could you provide a sense of the size of this initiative in financial terms?

    The project cost less than $10,000.

    What was the timeline of the project?

    The total project timeline was 3 weeks from the starting date.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

    Could you share any statistics or metrics from this engagement?

    Unfortunately, I do not have any results to share. The app that was developed is still going through internal testing within our research facility. We are planning a wide roll-out to test it in the field by the end of 2015. At that point, I will be able to provide statistics.

    The app that was developed by Appus Studio exceeds our expectations. Their implementation successfully generated the data we had hoped to collect, thanks in-part to their suggestions. Our internal testing has shown the accuracy of the measurements to be very high, and we plan to roll-out a large-scale test in a real-world setting very soon.

    How did Appus Studio perform from a project management standpoint?

    The Appus Studio team was perfect! They followed the brief and kept the project on track, resulting in the app being completed ahead of schedule. Communication was efficient and succinct, and they limited contact with me only to clarify particular elements or to update me on their progress for feedback. It really was very easy on my end.

    What distinguishes from other providers?

    I have dealt with a number of mobile app development firms, and what separates Appus from other providers is really their project management. As I said above, as a client I am only engaged when absolutely necessary. This works for me because they always deliver a really great product on-time. They work closely to clarify and define the scope of work, but afterwards it is really hands-off on my end. As a client, I really value being able to have total faith in the provider.

    Is there anything Appus could have improved or done differently?

    To be honest, I can't think of anything. They really did deliver an excellent app, and their service was excellent!

    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 have no hesitation in recommending Appus Studio for any job requiring mobile application development. Their understanding of the scope of the project was clear from the start...they delivered an excellent result!...