Mobile and Web Development Company.

We are proudly based in Egypt and running operations worldwide. Blink22 builds digital solutions for businesses wanting to take their user experience to the next level.

Our passion sets us apart from the crowd, and our clients have taken notice, positioning us as a top-rated firm on Clutch.co, with 100% job success and satisfaction on 40+ projects. From Australia to the US and Europe, our digital solutions have been helping clients grow and expand their business since 2015. Our current portfolio includes real-time, educational, location-based, and e-commerce applications. We mold great ideas into innovative software solutions and most importantly, we want to work with you.

 
$10,000+
 
$25 - $49 / hr
 
50 - 249
 Founded
2015
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Alexandria, Egypt
headquarters
  • Second first Amir Al Behar St.
    Alexandria, IDR 21531
    Egypt

Portfolio

Key clients: 

- Careem. - Involvio. - Wishyoo. - 3ayez. - Carpool Club.

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flexday

Working from home sounds ideal but can have its fair share of challenges: the couch calling your name, the TV waiting to be watched, your refrigerator full of tempting snacks. Not to mention, there’s no one else around to collaborate. That’s where Flexday comes in. With Flexday, freelancers and remote workers can discover workspaces around Toronto, and enjoy its facilities by paying a daily or monthly fee.

Flexday

digital nomads’ community is made of 8000 members and more than 50 workspaces in Toronto. 

Outcome

Flexday approached Bink22 to optimize their existing iOS and Android apps. We delivered simple, yet dynamic new functionalities for both versions of the app.

Our team was responsible for introducing React Native technology to speed up delivery for the first couple of sprints, and after that, Blink22 expertise was taken into consideration and the consensus was that the apps should be kept in native, for good. Moving forward, Blink22’s team revamped the overall design, payments module, and map UI.

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Careem Bus

We built robust web and mobile apps that handle real-time bus booking and tracking, then we integrated these apps smoothly with Careem already-powerful platform. With so many bus trips every day, it was essential to build a dashboard that could accurately track and provide advanced analytics for an entire bus fleet, and we delivered. Our apps encompass the entire user experience, starting with the booking process and ending

with intuitive payment integration.
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Involvio

Student involvement has a variety of aspects, and we built features for all of them. We made event organization easy with a Google Calendar-like component and streamlined academic communication with student-professor chat functions. To take it a step further, we implemented location-based events and system notifications, so students will always be aware of the most current happenings.

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WishYoo

We built out the entire WishYoo mobile app to communicate with existing API, allowing for more fluent functionality and integration. In doing so, we empower users to send their custom messages with ease.

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3ayez

We worked closely with the 3ayez team to enrich their mobile apps and back-end with additional features, making online shopping even easier for users and stores alike. This included integration with Legacy systems to simplify the process for stores, paving the way for more retailers to join. And for user questions, we supported a dashboard call center to assist shoppers and facilitate an enjoyable buying experience. Our

services helped foster a user-friendly, gratifying shopping experience from start to finish, so users will come back to 3ayez again and again.
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Carpool Club

We built apps from the ground up for drivers and passengers on both the iOS and Android platforms. Carpool Club needed a way to connect users in real-time, so each of the four apps function seamlessly together. To make these driver-passenger connections happen, our apps use location services to group users who have similar commutes and employ a token-based currency that accepts real payments. Commuters have options to create

their perfect carpool by applying search filters and rating each other at the end of the ride.
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PlusPlus Alexa Bot

Picture this: the office is quiet except for the click-clack of keyboards and a couple ringing phones. Then, out loud: “++ to [name] for picking up lunch,” or “++ to the marketing team for crushing that email campaign.” Suddenly, laughter all around.

++ lifts spirits and brings a team closer together. Lighthearted and fun, it allows team members to react positively or negatively to their colleagues' actions out loud,

then quantifies those comments into user scores. It’s a simple way to vitalize your office and make your team members feel valued. 

Does your office collaborate through Slack? There’s a bot for that too, so you can get the same ++ experience through the app you use most often.

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DatamineEmail

Dataminemail’s objective is to streamline business operations, so we built a smart, flexible Slack bot that works with each company’s unique needs and goals. We achieved improved server performance that can receive 30% more concurrent requests, and we utilized user feedback to improve functionality and ease of use. In collaboration with the client’s team, we developed an elegant email metrics solution that improves both

efficiency and productivity.
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Promino

Promino’s location-specific forms are detailed and intricate, so we had to deal with a complex logic on how to build and submit them. We were faced with the task of creating a system that was robust enough to yield significant data but flexible enough to meet a variety of user needs. Post-survey functionality was equally important, so we needed to develop an advanced statistics dashboard, an accessible interface that could

serve as a comprehensive overview for all of a user’s surveys and projects.

Category:

  • Administration interface
  • statistics

Reviews

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Software Dev for Ride-Hailing Platform Vertical

"They felt like part of our team."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
Jan. 2019 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Blink22 worked on a variety of development projects with the client. This included frontend web development and mobile application development for iOS and Android. 

The Reviewer
 
1,001-5,000 Employees
 
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Mohamed Hanafy
Careem, Head of Product
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Blink22 has proved to be an excellent partner. They took ownership of their work and met expectations for development. Customers can expect a collaborative and accommodating team. 

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the head of product at Careem, a ride-hailing app in the Middle East. It provides a platform that spins off different verticals such as the ride-hailing app, deliveries, and mass transportation.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Blink22?

We needed a company to be the software development arm for one of our verticals.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They’re responsible for the frontend web development of our dashboards. They also provide mobile app development for iOS and Android native apps. They’ve been responsible for our customer apps and our driver apps.

What is the team composition?

There are around seven people working with us. We have a couple of people for Android, a couple for iOS, and 2-3 working on full-stack development.

How did you come to work with Blink22?

One of our colleagues used to work with some of the founders. We have an onboarding task for software houses that are going to be working with us. They passed that task and have been our development arm ever since.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent between $250,000-$300,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in January 2019, and the work is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

They had quite a high level of ownership over the project. They didn’t feel like an outsourced provider. They felt like part of our team, working with us to deliver the product as we hoped. The quality has been good. The engineers had mid-level experience and their work met expectations.

How did Blink22 perform from a project management standpoint?

They’ve been very proactive and open to feedback. We made multiple changes to our contractual agreements, and we even made requests that weren’t part of our agreement that they have fulfilled for us. They’ve been quite collaborative.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their frontend capabilities are strong.

Are there any areas they could improve?

There was a little bit of turnover on their side for some of their engineers who were leaving for other opportunities. The pace of restaffing could have been improved a little bit. It cost us a couple of weeks of development.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Have very clear expectations on deliverables. Have dedicated product owners or project managers to work with them. Their engineers are of mid-level experience. Hence, there are some questions that need to be answered and they need someone to refer back to.

4.5
Overall Score They’ve been quite helpful. They’ve been the backbone of our engineering team.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I definitely recommend working with them.

iOS App Development for Digital Lender

"Their developers are really proficient and know their tech stack in and out."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Aug. 2019 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

After a digital lender's Android app's success, they hired Blink22 to build an iOS app. They were provided with designs on Zeplin, sprinting to build the app, integrate features, and launch on time.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Bengaluru, India
Rahul KR
Product Manager, Khatabook ADJ Utility Apps Private Limited
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Within 60 days of launch, the app ranked #9 on all categories combined and #1 in the business category in the App Store with over 250,000 installs. Developers at Blink22 were highly-proficient, handling all difficult integrations with grace and friendliness.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

Khatabook is a digital ledger app that allows micro, small and medium-sized businesses to keep a digital log of their financial transactions and accept payments online. I am Product Manager here and lead payments product along with leading the Khatabook's iOS app.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Blink22?

Our android app was receiving a lot of customer love and had breached 10 Million plus installs and there was a huge demand for iOS app. Hence, we looked up for firms who could deliver a high quality iOS app and came across Blink22 on Clutch website. Blink22 now handles our iOS app development and also handles few components of our core android app.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted to ship our iOS app by November end of 2019 and Blink22 hit that target and since then our goal has been to build on iOS app all the features which are available on our android app. We decide on weekly sprints and Blink22 has been able to meet every sprint deadline consistently. We currently have 250k+ installs on our iOS app and have crossed 30 Million installs of our android app.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

Our company's co-founder Dhanesh Kumar searched online for all the high quality teams who can build an iOS app and also work on our core android app. After reviewing a lot of firms for over a month within India we decided to look for teams based in abroad and came across Blink22 on Clutch website. Dhanesh got in touch with Blinkk22's cofounder and after few rounds of calls, we decided to finalise them as our app development partners.

Describe the project in detail.

Once we finalised Blink22 as our partners, we took their tech team through our backend and explained in detail how our platform works. Post which, they started building new features for our android app, we provided them with the designs on Zeplin and added tasks on Jira to track the progress. They followed sprint diligently and kept shipping the features on time. The project included building few features on the android app plus to build and maintain complete iOS app right from choosing which platform to build our app on to backend integrations, designing of the screens, complete front end development and analytics logging.

What was the team composition?

We initially got 2 developers and 1 product manager for our android app development from Blink22's end. Then as we started our work on iOS app we added 2 iOS developers, 1 designer and their senior iOS engineer to ensure high quality gets shipped from their team.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Within 60 days of our iOS app launch we were trending on App Store, we hit #9 rank on all categories combined. We have been trending on #1 on business category in India since many weeks now. Our iOS app has crossed 250,000 installs and our users are loving the app with 4.9 rating on App Store.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

It has been very smooth and effective. Yehia Ezzat, their product manager has been doing a great job in managing the entire project and team to keep things smooth even under very tough deadlines and ad-hoc task requests from our end. I worked closely with Nagendra, their designer to get high quality designs ready for iOS app. Their iOS developer Mohammed Allam has been an absolute rock star and we are very happy with his work and wish to keep building new features with Allam, Nagendra, Yehia and Dalia, their senior most iOS engineer who has helped us with all the difficult integrations and with such grace and friendliness.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Their developers are really proficient and know their tech stack in and out. Any challenging problem we throw at them has always been handled with eagerness and curiosity to learn and solve the task at hand. Their commitment to keep proper process and frameworks to ensure smooth delivery of project requirements has been a stand out point. Kudos to them for the same.

Are there any areas for improvement?

None I can think of, we have been completely satisfied and happy with their work. In between when the work was being slowed down a bit due to bugs they immediately replaced and alloted us a senior developer to make sure the project timelines and quality don't get affected.

5.0
Overall Score So far it has been a wonderful journey with them and we wish to keep continuing this for the foreseeable future!
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Very professional and on time. Never felt an issue in collaborating with their team.
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Everything worthwhile comes at a price & that's how it should be. We are happy to bear the cost due to their high quality work which is what matters.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    High quality apps have been shipped by them, top notch designs. Stable, high performance and smooth app.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    Would definitely recommend Blink22 to any team in my network looking for an end to end app development firm.

iOS/Android Development for Workspace App Startup

"Blink22 has hired incredibly talented engineers that are extremely comfortable in an array of languages and platforms."

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

Blink22 is building out critical features for a set of native iOS/Android apps. They focus on writing clean, scalable code from given design specs in addition to QA testing and bug fixes.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Toronto, Canada
Victor Mimo
Product Manager, Flexday
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Blink22's additional resources have exceeded expectations, helping the in-house team expand their development capacity. They're dedicated to producing quality work, meet deadlines, and boast exceptional technical expertise.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

We are a two year old startup proving on-demand workspaces to freelancers and entrepreneurs. Based out of Toronto, ON with over 8000 members. I am a product manager.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Blink22?

As we began to ramp up development, we needed help building our iOS and Android products, but did not have the time to hire and onboard a new employee. We were aware that there were a number of features that, if executed rapidly, could unlock a lot of value to our members.

What were your goals for this project?

The goal was to hire a developer (or developers) who could execute writing code in both platforms that was clean, scalable, and sophisticated. The developers needed to have vast experience in both iOS and Android, being able to navigate from Java to Kotlin (in android) and Objective C to Swift (on iOS).

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We spoke with 6 agencies that were excited to work with us. The factors that we're important to us included experience developing on both platforms, number of projects in their portfolio, and cost. The selection process was a number of interviews, detailed analysis of their portfolio, and a "sample" feature to create in order to test their code.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

Blink22 is responsible for developing new features from a design spec, testing thoroughly, and being responsive when bugs are found.

What was the team composition?

The core team is 3-4 developers that are comfortable on both platforms. However, team size increases or decreases depending on number of features being built at once.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Our efficiency in development time has improved significantly since working with Blink22. It once used to be a major blockers when testing new features that could unlock value, and it since has been removed as a blocker for us. Blink22 exceeded our expectations in terms of dedication to the quality of their development.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

Project management has been excellent thus far, always meeting deadlines, working with us on expectations, and being incredibly responsive. We've communicated over Slack, Github, and Jira. No issues has ever been caused by language barrier.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Blink22 has hired incredibly talented engineers that are extremely comfortable in an array of languages and platforms.

Are there any areas for improvement?

Responsiveness can lack at times, but this is a matter of a handful of times, as opposed to recurrent issues.

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

Development Outsourcing for Ride-Hailing Platform

"They have been good partners."

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

Blink22 supports the development of a mass transportation product for a ride-hailing company. Joining the engineering board, they have augmented resources to help execute the platform.

The Reviewer
 
1,001-5,000 Employees
 
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Helal Ismail
Former Head of Engineering, Careem
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Blink22 has helped to improve development capabilities. They hold themselves to high standards, which has enabled successful collaboration.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I was head of engineering for mass transportation at Careem, the largest ride-hailing company in the Middle East; I left the company a couple of weeks ago as the company has been acquired.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Blink22?

We were launching a new product to address the mass transportation industry, but only had a small team of 3–4 engineers; we wanted to scale up our engineering team quickly.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

When we kickstarted the mass transportation project, we had a small unit. We decided to outsource part of our team to Blink22 to increase our development capacities. Since they’re part of the engineering board, they haven’t worked on product or features. Blink22 continues to help build the platform.

What is the team composition?

We’ve worked with seven engineers who specialize in different domains including mobile, backend, and web developers.

How did you come to work with Blink22?

As head of engineering for a different company, several engineers I had hired left to join Blink22. When we were looking for a partner, they were my first option because I knew they had high standards regarding onboarding teammates.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent about $150,000 with Blink22.

What is the status of this engagement?

We began collaborating in December 2018, and it’s ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

After onboarding Blink22, we’ve rebuilt the velocity of development at Careem.

How did Blink22 perform from a project management standpoint?

Blink22 has augmented our team. Rather than sending a partner black boxes to work on, the team has worked onsite. The relationship between companies and outsourced partners is usually strained but our collaboration with Blink22 has gone well.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They have been good partners. 

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, because we were the ones managing and executing the project.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Have a part in the contract that allows for full-time employment after the initial collaboration ends.

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

App Development for Grocery App

“They contributed significantly to our uptime and the app's reliability.”

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Dec. 2018 - July. 2019
Project summary: 

Blink22 provided auxiliary engineers for a grocery delivery platform. They supported the core business application and built two internal apps and a support dashboard. The key technology was React Native.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Egypt
Co-Founder, Grocery App
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The crash rate is considerably lower, thanks to the bug fixes Blink22 oversaw. They scaled to meet the need, and they formulated helpful strategies whenever the scope changed. They helped strategize, and the integrated well with the internal team.

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 CTO and co-founder of Y Combinator-backed grocery delivery platform for North Africa and the Middle East.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Blink22?

We needed auxiliary engineers to help build some of the products we use. We were trying to scale very quickly, and we didn't have enough internal resources at the time to hire more people in-house.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They built two internal apps from scratch, and they supplemented one of our teams on a core application. That was a native Android app for grocers to receive orders. They also built a web dashboard for customer support. In-house, they built React Native components to fill in the gaps.

What is the team composition?

We worked with a team of about ten. There was a little bit of cycling, but I interacted directly with their three heads. Those executives were the project managers for each part of the project, with two or three other people per team.

How did you come to work with Blink22?

We didn't know them when we initially engaged them. I looked for people online and reached out to several dozen. Blink22 was within walking distance of our main offices, so meeting with them in person was very convenient. They made a good impression and could fill in all the gaps in our deployment schedule.

How much have you invested with them?

I'd say we spent $50,000-$60,000 during this collaboration.

What is the status of this engagement?

The engagement started around December 2018 and ended in July 2019.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

They helped bring our crash rates down. It's a cross-platform tool, so there were sometimes issues with the Android version. They did a lot of debugging, and they did a good job reducing the number of crash reports we deal with. They contributed significantly to our uptime and the app's reliability.

How did Blink22 perform from a project management standpoint?

They were organized and provided everything we needed. We threw a lot at them, and they came up with a well-structured strategy. Direct feedback to our customer support team was good, and they would work with our users to fix bugs during the project. We created Slack channels and Jira boards and tightly integrated our teams.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their ability to scale as needed is excellent. When we gave them extra projects, they added the people we needed to complete the tasks. They had the capability to take on any assignment.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I can't think of anything they could improve or do differently.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

I would highly recommend them, even if we weren't local to their area. Integrate them into your team and work with them as deeply as possible. In order to maximize their abilities, really share with them. They think at a higher macro-level than other outsourcing agencies. Tell them the scope of the problem, and they'll think with you to come up with the best approach.

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

Web App for Marketing Analytics

“It feels like I have a technical co-founder working with me.”

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

Blink22 took over the development of a web app that analyzes marketing data.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Greece
Data Scientist, Freelancer
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

While the project is still ongoing, early feedback on their work has been promising. Blink22’s organized workflow, clear communication, and helpful guidance continue to drive positive results.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I'm a freelance data scientist with 11 years of experience working on research and industry projects. I also have a doctorate in electrical and computer engineering.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Blink22?

I hired Blink22 for the development of a web app for analyzing marketing data.

What were your goals for this project?

The main goal was to develop a stable version of the web app, which helps marketers save time by accessing their email metrics on Slack.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

I hired them based on reviews of previous customers.

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

The project was ongoing, so they had to dive into the code already implemented. They became familiar with the project very quickly and started making progress.

What was the team composition?

The project team had about four people: the project manager, two full-stack developers, and a frontend developer.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

It's still an ongoing project, but the early feedback has been encouraging. I'm very satisfied with this cooperation so I'm going to continue working with them.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

The collaboration is excellent. We use Slack, Jira, and Bitbucket. They are easy to communicate with and adhere to deadlines. Plus, they take advantage of best practices and the latest technologies.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

What differentiates them is that they always provide guidance and support that goes beyond their assigned tasks. It feels like I have a technical co-founder working with me.

Are there any areas where they can improve?

I really can't think of anything.

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

Android App Refractor & Design for Greeting Card Technology

“They proved to be very proactive in a way they helped us solve problems.”

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

Blink22 provided Android application development services, implementing wireframes for the native application while also contributing their own ideas.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
San Mateo, California
Ignacio Doncel
CEO, WishYoo
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The application is excellent, outperforming the existing iOS version and demonstrating the high quality of the code they produced. The team is proactive, taking the initiative to work quickly, respond fast, and work effectively at all times.  

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 founder and CEO of WishYoo. We have a web platform as well as an iOS and Android application. We’re in the consumer products category doing, what we call, the next evolution of the greeting card.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Blink22?

We were looking for someone to help us with our Android app and solve chronic problems around implementing original features. We needed someone that could think outside the box and develop something unique.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They designed and implemented many features we had planned for our native Android application. We provided them with some wireframes for a few of the features, and for the others, they came up with the best way to adapt to our needs.

They integrated a sign-in board and everything that went around having people being able to post signatures, dedications, pictures on the same surface at the same time. There were many other features, for example, managing different profiles and classes of cards and users.

What is the team composition?

We worked with at least four people from their team. Some were on and off, while others were more on a continuous basis. We sometimes worked with a project manager, and sometimes directly with the developers.

How did you come to work with Blink22?

We posted the job posting on Upwork and they responded with an offer. We started off slow and gave them a bit of room to prove themselves, then we finally engaged with them for the whole application.

How much have you invested in them?

We spent between $50,000–$200,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We began working with them in 2016 and the work is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The app has been working very well. Most of the time the Android app has been outperforming our iOS app.

How did Blink22 perform from a project management standpoint?

They’ve performed very well. We’re not the best company when it comes to communication, and there were lots of changes as well as back and forth throughout this engagement, which isn’t easy for developers to manage. However, their response has not only been very proactive, but also very helpful. They’re always respectful, and communicative. We use Slack, email, Asana, Google Drive, and the phone.

Among the many contractors and teams we’ve worked with on this project, they’ve been the one that’s never failed to communicate. This has been invaluable because the one thing that CEOs and founders don’t like is silence—we like response and we like to move fast, which they do.

What did you find most impressive about them?

I am a very astute person when it comes to what I want, and they have been one of two, out of 20, people that we’ve worked with that have been able to survive in our project. They’re doing a good job. They proved to be very proactive in a way they helped us solve problems.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I can’t think of anything I would have wanted them to do differently. They worked fast, responded quickly, and the code is good.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Be clear on what the problems are. If you communicate clearly and graphically, that is more than enough for them.

5.0
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 and Android App Development for Carpooling Company

“They came up with excellent enhancements along the way, which improved the final outcome.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Jan. 2017 - Jan. 2018
Project summary: 

Blink22 developed iOS and Android mobile applications for a platform connecting parties for service sharing. 

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Sydney, Australia
Peter Ruz
Founder & MD, Carpool Club Pty Ltd
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Recently launched, the applications are functioning well and meeting all requirements. The team was responsive throughout the project, meeting most scheduling milestones, and working effectively. 

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m the founder and MD of Carpool Club which connects passengers commuting to work with drivers who have spare seats in their cars, helping to address problems with traffic congestion.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Blink22?

We needed two apps developed to allow passengers and drivers to connect in real time. Each one was for iOS and Android operating systems, so there were four apps in total. The development included a payment gateway and inclusion of specific parameters for how connections should be made.

What were your goals for this project?

To have apps that work seamlessly, within the agreed timeframe to allow the company to launch.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

Through a contact I had worked with in Australia.

Describe the project in detail.

They developed the apps for iOS and Android, each for passengers and drivers. Users enter their daily commute when they are ready to travel. The apps then find drivers and passengers heading in the same direction in real time. 

Passengers buy tokens within the app to pay for trips. When trips are successfully made, the tokens transfer to the driver’s account. The driver can then use the tokens to travel as a passenger themselves or cash them in. Passengers can also apply filters to refine which drivers get offered their trip. Finally, drivers and passengers rate each other at the conclusion of each trip.

What was the team composition?

Two Blink22 developers based in Alexandria, Egypt were my contact for all work done.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The apps are working well after having gone live in January 2018.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

Their responsiveness was excellent.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

They did a great job of taking my brief and converting it into a workflow of development work. They came up with excellent enhancements along the way, which improved the final outcome. They delivered on their brief without significant increases to work required—other than changes I initiated—and the majority of the time milestones were met.

Are there any areas for improvement?

On a few occasions, the team initiated modifications which they thought would improve the UX, but which I had not requested and were not deployed. This was due to them not understanding our local market. I was not charged for that work, but it took up time and resources. 

Although their intentions were good, it would have been better for the team to check with me before initiating these changes. However, there were other initiatives of theirs that were used, so I wasn't too concerned.

5.0
Overall Score I found them to be a pleasure to deal with.
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    There were a few milestones that weren't met. 
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    There were no surprises to the original quote. 
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They delivered what I requested, within the timeframe and the budget.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    They are a good, honest provider.

Mobile App Dev for Big Data Firm

"Their workflow was perfectly effective."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Oct. - Dec. 2019
Project summary: 

Blink22 provided resources in building Android/iOS mobile apps an AI and Big Data company. The team consisted of full-stack developers, DevOps teammates, and a React Native specialist.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Paris, France
Kaze A. Onguene
Founder & CEO, BRAINCITIES LAB
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Blink22's work empowered the business to achieve a stronger relationship with third-party clients. While their design skills could see some improvement, their commitment and dedication to the project were evident. The team's workflow was flawless.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am the CEO of a AI and Big Data company headquarteredin Paris. Our company has 17 employees and we deliver AI powered cloud solution to large and global organisations operating in Automotive, banking and Energy industries in Europe, MENA, and starting 2020, the USA.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Blink22?

We work with leading software editors like HPE and SAP. For a public institution based in the MENA we needed to Co-Develop a mobile application version of our Data management interface designed for governmental organisations like ministries of interior. Mobile development expertise was missing, thus we needed to find a contractor able to develop the solution in 5 weeks.

What were your goals for this project?

Deliver a top noch solution to our client.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We sourced the contractors on UpWork.

Describe the project in detail.

For obvious reason, We can not give any details about this project.

What was the team composition?

Full stack, Devops, Mobile developer (react native) for iOS and Android development.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Big impact on our client and our partner HPE.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

Their workflow was perfectly effective.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Commitment. Effectiveness. Quality of the listening.

Are there any areas for improvement?

Design.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Always delivering on time, the worked every week-edn during 5 weeks.
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Good ratio.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They deliver quality development in a very short time frame.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer