Web and Mobile development company

We build full stack web & mobile applications for companies with passion to deliver the best experience and quality. We work in line with the latest trends in new technologies and responsive design

 
$10,000+
 
$25 - $49 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2015
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Alexandria, Egypt
headquarters

Portfolio

Key clients: 

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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
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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.