Software development, Nearshore Development,

astarios is a Swiss Technology Innovation Partner with development center in Kyiv, specializing in product engineering & software development services.

You are in need of software development talent? You would like to either extend your existing software development team or are interested in building a new one? We are astarios and we can help.  astarios is a Swiss-based organization with development offices in Ukraine. We have over 20 years of experience in providing near-shore software development services and tech talent to companies all over the world.

At astarios, we are highly committed to your business growth. We run business development from Switzerland and build software solutions in Ukraine. Mobile and web applications, robust SaaS solutions, IoT-powered software letting machines work in sync fast and securely make the list of our key expert domains. 

 
$25,000+
 
$25 - $49 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2016
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Zurich, Switzerland
headquarters
other locations
  • Yaroslavl lane, 1/3
    Kyiv 02000
    Ukraine

Portfolio

HALLO WELT! GMBH DEVELOPS BLUESPICE, AN ENTERPRISE-LEVEL WIKI BASED ON MEDIAWIKI. Image

HALLO WELT! GMBH DEVELOPS BLUESPICE, AN ENTERPRISE-LEVEL WIKI BASED ON MEDIAWIKI.

We work as an extended team and our people involved in a process of development of BlueSpice extensions, reduce technical debt and fix bugs in the existing code.

By adding extra resources to the client’s project, they are now more flexible and can deliver faster.

The goal of Hallo Welt!’s producers is to optimize the Wikipedia software MediaWiki for organizations and companies. At the same time, the experience of

the web and the Wikipedia communities is incorporated in companies. In return, the developments coming from the business world are provided for the free knowledge community.

BlueSpice Product

BlueSpice wiki is based on MediaWiki, the software that also runs the Wikipedia online encyclopedia. Just like Wikipedia, BlueSpice empowers people to share and find information quickly and efficiently. In addition to the typical and robust collaboration features of MediaWiki, BlueSpice includes important quality management and maintenance tools that enable large and small companies and organizations to use the wiki for a variety of important business functions. As a flexible knowledge base and documentation platform, BlueSpice wiki supports efforts to collaboratively grow and distribute information

 

As a result of this, over many customer projects, BlueSpice has developed into a solution which puts particular emphasis on company knowledge: finding relevant information, collecting knowledge centrally, giving it context and structure, and securing its quality.

– ExtJS – PHP 7+ – MySQL – Elasticsearch – LDAP – Parsoid – Git, Gerrit
Suter ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY DRYING Image

Suter ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY DRYING

Suter AG is a Swiss pioneer in the field of building drying. As an ecological alternative, we offer heating modules that are operated with wood pellets. By using pressed sawdust as fuel, these devices – in contrast to oil burners – CO2-neutral and without pollutants. With the ecological alternative to the usual oil heating systems, the company has its finger on the pulse of the times: More and more clients are focusing on

sustainability. In addition to the low energy consumption of the building during operation, this also includes environmentally friendly materials and construction methods. The use of wood pellets for building heating is a good way to positively influence the overall life cycle assessment of a building during the construction phase.

astarios has developed an operating tool for Suter AG, which covers all operational aspects, from the offer to the billing of services. Using M2M technology, both the silos and the connected heaters are integrated and continuously monitored and, more recently, controlled by the Web UI.


CTO as a Service, Managed Team


Fullstack Javascript (MEAN), MongoDB, OpenVPN, Ubuntu

FINGUIDE SIMPLY FIND THE SUITABLE PROVIDER FOR THE PLANT Image

FINGUIDE SIMPLY FIND THE SUITABLE PROVIDER FOR THE PLANT

The search for a suitable private bank or an independent asset manager is enormously time-consuming, if one must look for the information itself. Swiss Private Banking is in transparent. Relevant facts such as Costs or returns are not publicly available. FinGuide AG identifies the best providers, collects their data in detail and makes them available to you.

astarios has developed an online questionnaire with an

evaluation tool for FinGuide AG in order to connect the needs of the customers with an optimal financial institution.


Fixed Price Project


PHP/Laravel Framework, MariaDB

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Aleacta INSIGHT ENGINE

Aleacta is a cognitive search and document management platform. The Insight Engine provides intelligent and configurable workflow support from continuous data collection and monitoring to automated analysis and assessment of results.

astarios has developed a machine learning analysis tool for Aleacta to assess the chances of success of startups for VCs: Blogpost


Engineering


Tensorflow, ArangoDB, Grakn

Reviews

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Off-Shore Tech Team for Venture Studio

"The speed at which Astarios is able to source new hires, as well as the quality of them, is impressive."

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

astarios compiled a team of engineers and designers to augment a venture studio's development capabilities. To date, the team has worked on various projects focused on the studio's platforms.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Zurich, Switzerland
CTO, Venture Studio
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

astarios has integrated seamlessly with the in-house staff, participating in daily stand-ups and sprint meetings. They're key in launching and improving projects. As a result, sales and brand exposure have continued to improve.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I'm the CTO of a venture studio that specialises in building companies in various industries in frontier markets.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire astarios?

Astarios has helped us build an off-shore team of engineers and designers that speeds up the development of our online platforms considerably.

What were your goals for this project?

Our projects require speed and stability. The team that Astarios helped us build achieves this at a very high standard.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

After reviewing a number of vendors in the same field, we decided that Astarios was the most professional and cost effective partner for us.

Describe the project in detail.

We work on various different projects, what they all have in common is that they are only platforms that help our users access products and services that they wouldn't have access to otherwise.

What was the team composition?

Our ever-growing team is currently composed of 2 front-end developers, 3 back-end developers, 1 android developer and 1 UI/UX designer. Although we are currently in the process of hiring 2 extra back-end developers.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Most of our projects are ongoing, Astarios helped us lunch and maintain/improve these projects on a daily basis. Thanks to their effort our sales and exposure continue to improve.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

Our teams communicate online on a daily basis in the form of stand-ups, sprint meetings and Q&A's. The Astarios team is always available and ready to help.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

The speed at which Astarios is able to source new hires, as well as the quality of them, is impressive.

Are there any areas for improvement?

We are pretty happy with their service at the moment.

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

Custom Dev for AI Investment Solution

"They delivered what we needed within the time we needed it..."

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

astarios development services are responsible for several tasks including API integrations, creating data processing pipelines. They’re also working on a self-learning algorithm.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Zürich, Switzerland
Ken Wäckerli
CTO, Aleacta
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The product is now ready to debut in the market, and internal stakeholders are pleased with astarios' smooth workflow. Providing direct access to development resources, astarios ensured the project was delivered on time. Customers can expect a company that invests in skills and people.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

Aleacta is building an AI-based investment management application for VCs. Our tool is used to acquire, analyze and manage new investment opportunities. I'm the CTO of Aleacta.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire astarios?

We needed developers to speed up and improve development of our product. Astarios helped us finding engineers and manage the offshore development.

What were your goals for this project?

Develop a self-learning analytics and data acquisition infrastructure to enable automated processing of business plans using reinforcement learning.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

I met one of their partners at a Meetup. Having some experience with offshore development myself (running a team in Ukraine in a previous job) they made a very competitive offer which we accepted.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

  • Processing pipeline for enriching data (e.g. text analytics, identification of people, news & social media analysis)
  • Supporting us in developing a self learing algorithm based on Grakn/Tensorflow
  • Backend/Frontend integration (APIs)

What was the team composition?

The project team has three developers, we're looking to expand this in the near future. The development process is managed directly by us, with Astarios providing a project manager to support us.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The product is now ready to go to market. As a startup, reaching this milestone within a short time was very crucial to be able to build up a sales channel and generate revenue.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

We used clubhouse (moving away from Jira) to manage our project. Once we got our processes working, milestones were delivered in time and according to our specifications.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

  • Very uncomplicated and easy communication
  • Direct access to the development team
  • Their ability to find exactly the right people for the project

Hiring "by proxy" is not always an easy process, they managed to make this very easy and efficient

Are there any areas for improvement?

They delivered what we needed within the time we needed it - so I think in our case there is very little improvement to be done.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Everything was delivered on time.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They made a very competitive offer.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Well documented and clean code.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Web Dev for Enterprise Services Company

"The contact is personal and friendly, yet professional."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Feb. 2019 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

astarios provides long-term web development services. They've recruited and currently manage a team that builds extensions and fixes bugs. 

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Regensburg, Germany
Markus Glaser
Owner, Hallo Welt! GmbH
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The resources provided have increased stakeholders' flexibility and delivery speed. They are consistent communicators that prioritize customer satisfaction. They've adapted well to staffing changes.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

Hallo Welt! GmbH develops BlueSpice, an enterprise-level wiki based on MediaWiki. I am head of technology and co-owner.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire astarios?

Development of BlueSpice extensions, reduce technical debt and fix bugs in the existing code.

What were your goals for this project?

BlueSpice is in continuous development. We needed additional resources, especially for our upcoming cloud launch.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

Astarios contacted us via email. By then, we had already skimmed several other vendors. What we liked was the well formulated and specifically targeted approach. The contact is personal and friendly, yet professional.

Astarios showed a lot of flexibility, so we could tailor the services to our needs. In particular, we were looking for a company that could provide us with a long-term team, since building up the relevant knowledge for BlueSpice development takes some time.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

They started a recruiting process based on our requirement profiles and were able to produce a short-list in no time. After the selection process, Astarios hired the team, provides a work environment and manages HR related tasks. The team is included in our workflows and reveives their tasks on a ticket basis.

What was the team composition?

The team consists of two developers, a senior and a middle. We plan to extend the team in the future.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

By adding extra ressources to our project, we are now more flexible and can deliver faster.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

Project management is in the hands of Hallo Welt!. Astarios manages the organisational side.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

I am impressed by the excellent service. We have frequent coordination calls, and my customer satisfaction is valued very highly. Also, they proved to be very flexible when we changed the team composition.

Are there any areas for improvement?

I am happy as is.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    We ended up with higher costs than originally expected. This, however, was communicated transparently.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer