Web & Mobile App Development

A commited fullstack product development agency, we can take any idea, validate it, and turn it into a business success - on time and with no excuses.

 
$5,000+
 
$50 - $99 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2006
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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
headquarters
  • 25 Nicolae Cristea street
    Cluj-Napoca, CJ
    Romania

Portfolio

Key clients: 
Eterne, Kidgarten, Gobu, Cleverwash

Engage

Platform: Mobile (iOS & Android)

Technology: React-Native, NodeJs, Docker, MySql, React, Google Cloud, Google Cloud Storage

Engage increases employee engagement by aligning their interests with company culture and objectives. Enter your work email and you are automatically matched with your company. You pick challenges based on your interests and track your progress against other colleagues and chat about it. Simple, effective, engaging!

PikPerfect

Platform:  Web and Mobile

Technology:  Zend Framework 2, MySQL, jQuery

Sit back and relax while our team of photo book designers get to work preserving your memories in a beautiful album. Every photo book we design is created from scratch and exactly in the style you envision it to be. If you don't have something specific in mind, our design team will be happy to recommend styles that we think best match your photos.

Ebbot

Platform: Web and Mobile

Technology: Angular 5, Node.js, MySQL, Socket.IO, Docker

Ebbot is an intelligent chatbot that adapts to your business. Available on all the popular social media platforms, Ebbot is always ready to serve your customers.

Gobu

Platform:  iOS & Android

Technology:  React, Node.js, MySQL, Heroku, Amazon Web Services

Gobu makes it simple for customers to search, find, and book services around them. The app allows users to make direct live booking requests, make an appointment, and also pay through the app. Service providers receive a notification of a booking and are able to respond instantly to confirm or reject a request. Besides it’s host of features, Gobu will most likely be the first on-demand booking app in the world to support Bitcoin payments.

Kidgarten

Platform: Web and Mobile 

Technology: React, Elixir, postgreSQL, Amazon Web Service

Kidgarten is a closed social network that allows parents to connect with their child’s teachers as well as other parents. We built a social network that puts privacy first but still offers a Facebook-like user experience. Through the app, users can check what their children are doing all day long - from updates on daily activities to pictures, and administration information. Since its launch, it has seen an interest rate of 8 out of 10 kindergartens after a first initial meeting.

Cleverwash

Platform: Web and Mobile App (iOS & Android)

Technology:  React, Node.js, MySQL

CleverWash creates zero wait time for drivers at car washes. On CleverWash, users can see a list of open car washes, select the service they need, choose a convenient date and time, and finally enter their information. After that the order is confirmed for the user and booked with the respective car wash.

Eterne

Platform: Web and Mobile

Technology: React, NEXT.js, Node.js, MySQL, Amazon Web Services

Eterne is the first marketplace that brings authentic heritage products to your home. The end result: a beautiful website, clean, crisp, responsive, scalable, with a powerful back office, capable of measuring what visitors do and ready to be one of the biggest names in e-commerce.

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Software Development for Bitcoin Brokerage Service

"Around25 has exceeded my expectations in delivering high-quality software and great customer service."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Nov. 2017 - Sept. 2018
Project summary: 

Around25 developed a multilingual brokerage platform for automatic bitcoin conversion. They built the frontend in HTML and CSS and converted it to a React framework. They are now providing support.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Netherlands
Ruben Waterman
Founder, Bittr
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The final product fulfilled all requirements. Around25 completed an excellent product without bugs at a fair price. Despite a fluid schedule and a one-developer team, the project proceeded at the desired pace. The team was highly responsive and professional from start to finish.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m the founder of Bittr, a company that allows customers to convert euro savings into bitcoin. We do this through recurring European bank transfers (SEPA).

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Around25?

I was looking for a partner to develop software that automates the process of converting euros to bitcoin.

What were your goals for this project?

The software needed a fast, multilingual frontend and a stable backed to support the conversion service. It had to read out transactions from a bank account, place and withdraw orders from various bitcoin exchanges, and pay out to customers’ bitcoin accounts through the bitcoin core node.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

After evaluating three software development companies on Upwork, I selected Around25 based on a recommendation from a friend in the local startup scene. They also impressed me in our initial conversation and by offering to bill me based on hours estimated upfront (as opposed to after the work was completed) until we developed a trusting, working relationship.

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

We developed a 5-page project outline of the requirements and steps for each stage. Then we implemented the banking API, bitcoin exchanges API, and bitcoin core API. Around25’s developers handled all the technical aspects. They converted the design—built in HTML and CSS—into the React framework for the final working product.

What was the team composition?

I worked with one developer who saw the project to completion. A different developer has taken over maintenance.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We are still in the initial development stage, so it hasn’t had an impact on my business yet. However, without Around25, I couldn’t have brought my vision to life.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

We decided to not set specific deadlines for the work completed. We communicated throughout the project via phone calls, Skype, Slack, and one face-to-face meeting to get to know each other (which I highly recommend to future clients of Around25). We also used GitLab to oversee progress. Despite the distance, we operated within roughly the same time zone, and their English proficiency was strong.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

I was struck by their professionalism and their fast and friendly communication. Around25 has exceeded my expectations in delivering high-quality software and excellent customer service.

Are there any areas where they can improve?

Assigning one developer to the entire project felt a bit precarious to me. While nothing happened in my case, I wasn’t clear on what would happen to my project if my developer, for example, left Around25.

5.0
Overall Score They were a great company to work with! Their friendly and professional developers understand how to get you from A to B.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Despite a fluid schedule, the project progressed very well.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Their pricing was fair and transparent.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    I've yet to find any bugs in the final release.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I would absolutely refer Around25 to any of my friends for software development.

Custom Dev & Maintenance for Photo Book Platform

“Around25 is a team of highly capable developers.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
June 2012 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

After a prior vendor underperformed, Around25 took over the design, development, hosting, and maintenance for a startup’s website. They continue to problem solve and build new features to include. 

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Zurich, Switzerland
Rushad Vevaina
CEO, PikPerfect AG
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Around25 has provided a consistently high level of development acumen backed by frequent and reliable communication. On a regular basis, they make innovative updates and add-ons to the secure platform they continuously maintain. Their exemplary support has been integral to the startup’s growth.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m the CEO of PikPerfect. Our Zurich-based startup designs and prints customized wedding albums and photo books. Since we’re a small company, I perform many roles including overseeing website development.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Around25?

A different team offshores developed the initial prototype. While the deliverable was functional, we had a frustrating experience and cut that engagement short. We were lucky to find Around25. They did a fantastic job of picking up from where that team left off and helped us build a stable and scalable website. 

What were your goals for this project?

We needed a skilled and reliable development team with strong communication skills and the flexibility to adapt the number of hours worked based on changing development needs. It was also important that they’d want to grow with us. Ideally, we wanted a partner who’d continue to support our development needs for the years to come.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We shortlisted many different companies who best fit our needs and budget. After multiple rounds of interviews with each one, we requested samples of code they’d programmed. Around25 gave us the best overall feeling. We made the right decision in partnering with their team.

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

Our PikPerfect platform is built in PHP using a Zend Framework and is hosted on AWS. Around25 developed all the significant features and instated mobile compatibility. They continue to provide ongoing maintenance, updates, feature add-ons, and hotfixes for the site.

What was the team composition?

Most of the time, we were in direct and regular contact with one dedicated developer from Around25. 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Around25’s support has been critical to our success. We have built several versions of the website together over the years. Each new iteration includes added new features and improved designs. We’ve never had any significant issues or downtime on the site in our entire engagement. 

We’ve had such a good experience that we plan to expand our partnership into other areas like digital marketing and UI design. When we have found minor bugs, they’ve always been quick to get them fixed. They’ve even worked over the weekends or late at night to problem solve. 

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

As a small team, we use Trello to keep track of all the tasks at hand and their corresponding status on each. We communicate via Slack or Skype and never have a problem reaching them when needed. Around25 keeps in close contact throughout the entirety of development. 

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Around25 is a team of highly capable developers. They work quickly, are very thorough, and genuinely care about our business and securing a positive outcome.

Are there any areas where they can improve?

The only area of improvement would be the more junior developers’ communication style. They seem a little hesitant corresponding in English. We’ve had no issues with the teammates we work with on a daily basis, though

5.0
Overall Score We couldn't be happier with the development work they've done and continue to do for us.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

CMS Redesign for Web Dev Company

“Around25 delivered a responsive, functional design that enabled the client to sell their product.”

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

Around25 worked on a branding, website migration, and CMS recoding project for a client that involved various technologies, inclduing Symfony, PHP, and Angular.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Tennessee
Andrew Schmidbauer
Owner, Appeal Design
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Around25 delivered a high-quality website that significantly improved page loading times and overall functionality. In addition to delivering ahead of schedule, their team was very organized and responsive throughout the engagement despite their far-away location.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I'm the owner of Appeal Design, a company that creates websites and provides design services for various sized companies.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Around25?

My programming expertise and availability of time was limited, so I needed additional help with a large project for a client that included branding and website services.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Around25 collaborated with us on a project that involved the rebranding, migration, and recoding of the CMS for an online print publisher. They built multiple custom sites using the Symfony platform, as well as PHP, and Angular for single-page application. They now provide ongoing maintenance and fix bugs as needed following the site's launch.

What is the team composition?

We worked with one to two designers, four to five programmers, and Adrian (Project Manager, Around25).

How did you come to work with Around25?

I had worked with Adrian on other projects in the past before he worked at Around25. 

How much have you invested with them?

We spent around $69,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

The project had a six-month scope, so we got started in January 2018, did a soft launch around April, and released the rest of the site by June. They're now maintaining it and fixing any bugs that pop up as needed.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The client was extremely satisfied with the work Around25 did for them. Their website went from page loading times of 45 seconds at certain times of the day to under 2 seconds. Around25 delivered a responsive, functional design that enabled the client to sell their product. We're happy they were able to adhere to the scope of work and we hope to work with them on more projects in the future.

How did Around25 perform from a project management standpoint?

We had regular interaction with their team through Trello, as well as weekly status calls. It was a pretty seamless process and they were great about communicating with us. They also delivered a week ahead of schedule, which is rare with this type of work.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They're extremely responsive. Even though there's a time difference from their office in Eastern Europe to ours, they'd always respond quickly to any comments we sent through Trello.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Whenever you work with a programmer, especially when they're not native English speakers, it's well advised to have a specific set of specifications that are very well defined and to get a set of wireframes approved by the client.

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

Web Development for Web Design Company

"Their reliability and consistency are important and crucial to the success of our business."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Dec. 2014 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Around25 develops the front- and backend of websites using CSS and custom JS. They also implement speed optimization methods.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Brisbane, Australia
Project Manager, Web Design Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Around25 consistently delivers high-quality websites. Their team is responsive, creating clear lines of communication to ease any concerns. Their ability to always deliver on their promises makes them a valuable partner.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am a project manager for a website design company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Around25?

Around25 completed a number of projects for us thus far. We supply them content and design mockups, and they code the front- and backend.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted high-quality code that adhered to our internal standards and Drupal best practices. We wanted a quality finished result that met our agreed deadlines and budget.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We conducted a long vetting process and in-depth discussions about our requirements.

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

Around25 creates all our templates, CSS and custom JS required to build the websites to our provided specifications. Then, their team populates the site's content with our supplied materials. They always make sure the site is responsive and implement speed optimization methods.

What was the team composition?

We work with a project manager and a web developer.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

They deliver projects on time and to our specifications. Their reliability and consistency are important and crucial to the success of our business.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

We're in different time zones, so we communicate via email or Skype. We have been working on projects together for some time, so there's no surprises or anything that requires in-depth conversation. They keep us updated and ease our concerns.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

They're reliable and always deliver on their promises.

Are there any areas where they can improve?

Their QA could improve.

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

Web Design & Dev for Online Job Search Platform

"We were thankful for their professionalism, both in technical matters and customer service."

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

Around25 designed and developed a modern, fully functional job search platform. They handled all aspects of the project, from UI/UX design and backend development to testing and SEO.  

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Oana Laslău
Co-Founder, MEIN JOB
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The new platform's user-friendly interface displayed a polished national presence  and drew praise from both current and prospective users. Around25 offered not only impeccable technical skills, but also helpful business suggestions. Their dependable, enthusiastic engagement was a huge asset. 

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am the co-founder of MEIN JOB, the first online job platform for German-speaking employees and employers in Romania. Our company is a small startup with less than two years of experience. We help companies and German-speaking people who are searching for jobs or for personal and professional development opportunities.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Around25?

We hired Around25 to fully develop our online platform. They provided a range of professional services, including consulting, design, web development, testing, UI/UX design, and SEO.

What were your goals for this project?

Since we had an old, useless online platform built by unprofessional foreign freelancers, we wanted to create a new website from scratch. We wanted a local company that was reliable, easy to reach, and professional in both their work and their customer service.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

My team searched online for web developers in Romania and neighbouring countries. After an online conversation or in-person meeting with each one, we narrowed our search results to two or three local companies. We selected Around25 based on their fair price, the smooth interaction between our teams, and their location in our city.

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

Once we agreed on the final conditions for our partnership, we had a series of planning meetings with their team of executives, developers, and designers. We also exchanged several e-mails to refine the structure and functionalities of the website. They provided mockups and an implementation timeframe for the entire project. During the implementation phase, we had feedback sessions every step of the way.

What was the team composition?

One of their executives was the main contact person, but the team consisted of several front- and backend developers and UI/UX designers. When the project was finished, they assigned the same contact person for future enquiries. One developer was responsible for maintenance and future updates.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We received good feedback on the look and usability of the new platform, both from previous partners and from users who already knew about our project. With a new, user-friendly platform, we could finally promote our platform to a wider national audience.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

Having one contact person for the entire time was a huge help to the development of platform and to our business. We stayed in touch through phone calls, social media chats, and occasional meetings. We were truly grateful that we worked together throughout the entire process. The other members of the team were also helpful. They constantly responded to our enquiries about the website's functionalities.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

The experience was positive and satisfactory. We were thankful for their professionalism, both in technical matters and customer service. We also appreciated the genuine interest that every staff member and executive took in finding the best development and business solutions for us. They provided not only IT services, but also business consultancy and general advice.

Are there any areas where they can improve?

Both teams' communication systems and channels could have been improved. We should have structured our communication more. However, the quality of their services was not affected. We are very satisfied with the product.

5.0
Overall Score A truly trustworthy, professional and helpful executive team and staff members!
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Everything went according to plan with milestones for feedback.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    It was a fair price for the professional service provided!
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They delivered high-quality work and great client service!
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    We would, and have, referred collaborators to them!

Chatbot System Dev for Software Company

"They delivered good work and understood what we wanted to achieve."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
3.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Apr. - June 2018
Project summary: 

Working from a set of requirements, Around25 developed an MVP of a chatbot platform for businesses. They coded both front- and backend using a DevOps approach. 

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Stockholm, Sweden
Anders Clarin
CEO & Co-Founder, Hello Ebbot Ab
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The MVP launched successfully and will serve as the basis of a full-featured platform. Around25 provided excellent counterpoint during ideation and development. Their technical knowledge and reliable delivery schedule perfectly suited this project. 

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

We offer a system for business chatbot management. I'm the co-founder of the company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Around25?

Since we're a startup, we needed a good senior development partner. We specified our requirements, and Around25 did all the development and development operations (DevOps). 

What were your goals for this project?

The goal was to build a MVP and establish our business.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We did lots of research and contacted many different vendors, and Around25 made the best impression. Since we have plenty of experience working with development teams, we knew the keys to a healthy relationship. We made the right choice.

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

We gave them the requirements and designs, and they coded the back- and frontend from a DevOps mindset.

What was the team composition?

The team had one project manager, two developers, and one tester. 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We achived what we intended and built a MVP. Now that we have a great foundation, we'll continue to develop the solution.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

The MVP didn't require much project management, but they did a good job when it was needed.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

They delivered good work and understood what we wanted to achieve. We had good discussions and attained optimum results with them as our sparring partner.

Are there any areas where they can improve?

It would have been good to discuss the requirements a bit more during the kickoff, but we didn't have all the answers in the beginning.

4.5
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 3.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They're a little expensive, and could be less pricey.
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Some old bugs returned after deployment, but it was great.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Website Build for Second-Hand Product Aggregator

"Their ability to solve problems that arise for startups like us was outstanding."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Oct. 2017 - Nov. 2018
Project summary: 

Around25 developed a crawler that brings together information regarding second-hand products from separate platforms. They combined this tool with a UX and a database to create a fully-functional website.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Barcelona, Spain
Alejandro Albert
CEO & Co-founder, Hookfy
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

In only one year, the website has built a user base of over 10,000 people. Around25 proved capable of consistent communication and professional management, following-up after meetings to ensure comprehension. Their diverse, solution-oriented skill set makes them an excellent startup partner.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I´m the CEO of Hookfy, a search engine for second-hand products.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Around25?

We needed to develop our website from scratch, including both the front- and backend.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted to grow our user base, especially via organic means.  

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We found them on Angie’s List.

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

They built a crawler that scraped together data we manage from different aggregators (around 4 million products). They also created a UX and a unique database based on our needs.

What was the team composition?

We worked with their CTO and a full-stack developer.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Starting from zero, we’ve grown to over 12,000 users in a single year. 30% of them are organic, too.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

We had clear and easy communication from day one with weekly phone calls and emails. They put each of the tasks on Trello and would follow-up after every call. They were always available to respond to us.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Their ability to solve problems that arise for startups like us was outstanding.

Are there any areas where they can improve?

There’s nothing to mention.

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