Agency of the Year 2018 by Awwwards

Bornfight is a full-stack team of 70+ experts who build websites and apps for clients worldwide.

We deliver end-to-end solution (project management, design, development, quality assurance).

We are recognized as a top employer because we hire the best engineers and designers locally creating a great workplace for them.

 

Main areas of expertise:

  • creative&corporate websites
  • web application development
  • native mobile app development
  • microservices and cloud solutions
  • data gathering, processing and visualisation
  • product design

 

Back-end development:

  • PHP (symfony)
  • Node.js (TypeScript)

Databases:

  • MySQL
  • MariaDB
  • PostgreSQL
  • MongoDB

Distributed systems:

  • Apache Kafka
  • Redis

DevOps:

  • Ansible
  • Jenkins

Infrastructure:

  • Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Mobile development:

  • Kotlin
  • Swift
  • Realm
  • ReactiveX (RxSwift + RxJava)
  • AR (ARKit + ARCore)

Front-end development:

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Sass (SCSS)
  • JavaScript (ES6)
  • Vue.js
  • React
  • GSAP

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$10,000+
 
$50 - $99 / hr
 
50 - 249
 Founded
2009
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Zagreb, Croatia
headquarters

Portfolio

Key clients: 

Lufthansa, British American Tobacco, Molson Coors, Heineken, Mercury Processing Services International, Infobip, Mediatoolkit, Vera Wang and many more.

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Mediatoolkit - Mobile app

Mediatoolkit is a 24/7 media monitoring and analytics tool that gathers information from 100+ million online sources. It notifies users in real time whenever their company, competitors, key people from their organisations or any other keyword they decide to track is mentioned online.

What we did:

Content Architecture

UX Design

UI Design

Android Development

iOS

Development

Quality Assurance

 

View the full case study on https://www.bornfight.com/work/mediatoolkit-mobile-application/

 

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Vremen.co - Web app

Vremen.co is a time tracking tool that enables users to keep their working hours in control. The tool also features a somewhat funny personality represented by emoji which makes users forget that they're actually using an otherwise boring tool.

 

What we did:

Initial Research

UX Design

UI Design

Front-end Development

Back-end Development

Quality

Assurance
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Lufthansa Dreamscapes - Website

Lufthansa is one of the largest airline companies in the world. As a way of promoting their new long-haul destinations, we created the Dreamscapes website that showcased the destinations through customizable content that automatically changed based on user’s current location.

 

What we did:

Content Production

UX Design

UI Design

Front-end Development

Back-end

Development

Quality Assurance

Search Engine Optimization

Google Analytics Implementation

View the full case study on https://www.bornfight.com/work/lufthansa-dreamscapes/

See the live project on: https://www.lufthansa-dreamscapes.com/en

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Pvtistes - Mobile app

Pvtistes is a platform we developed that offers the possibility of finding jobs abroad for people in Canada and France. The main goal was to ensure users stay connected with the Pvtistes network and help them to get relevant information in real time.

 

What we did:

Content Architecture

User Experience

Design

iOS and Android Development

 

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Filmdom - Case study

Cinema-goers are constantly increasing their appetites, and expecting experiences that are more in tune with their needs and the rapid digitalization of the movie business. That is why cinemas need to go above and beyond to provide users with services that’ll keep them coming back for more movie excitement.

 

What we did:

Consulting & Strategy

Product Concept

Content

Architecture

UX Design

UI Design

 

View the full case study on https://www.bornfight.com/work/filmdom/

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Beyond - Mobile app

Beyond is an application for internal communication between employees located in different countries. Through the app, users can share common goals and victories or discuss what they think about certain topics with colleagues in the team, the head of a department or the members of the board.

 

Feature highlights:

Personalised Feed

Post Reactions

Custom User Login

Restrictions

 

View the full case study on https://www.bornfight.com/work/beyond/

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Mercury Processing Services International - Website

Mercury Processing Services International needed a new brand identity and a website that would showcase their innovative payment solutions to attract clients, and modern culture to attract employees.

 

What we did:

Brand Identity

Design

Responsive Web Development

 

View the full case study on 

https://www.bornfight.com/work/mercury/

Partnering together through multiple workshops
To allow the seamless transition of the company’s brand perception, we conducted multiple workshops where we precisely defined user needs, pain-points and company goals that needed to be addressed.

Website suited for a dynamic corporate culture
A dynamic presentation of content was used to emphasize innovation as an important part of the company’s culture. The historic progress of the company and their most important services are shown in the innovative spirit of the company.

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LegalTech - Web app

LegalTech is an advanced platform for organizations and their in-house legal departments. Its simple but functional interface provides them with access to practical technology, important information and advice.

 

What we did:

Initial Research

UX Design

UI Design

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Synapp - Web app

Synapp is an online tool for illuminating and analyzing how your organization really works. The tool analyzes your organization’s overall informal network to provide fully customized and actionable insights.

 

What we did:

Initial Research

UX Design

UI Design

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Eye On The Goal - Custom Software

Eye On The Goal is a strategic planning and intensive school improvement system for accelerating Student Learning through the continuous improvement of Teaching, Leadership and Organizational Practices.

What we did:

Consulting & Strategy

UX & UI Design

Development

 

View the full case study on 

https://www.bornfight.com/work/eye-on-the-goal/

 

Improving the user experience
One of the main goals was to significantly improve user experience, and in doing so bring joy to customers using the product. That meant that we needed to fulfill all the needs of different user groups that were using the platform for different purposes. Through user research and interviews, we defined the pain points and needs for every role.

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Digital Assets Power Play - Custom Software

Digital Assets Power Play is the world's first infinitely scalable crypto trading hub that analyzes 108 exchanges and 16,923 markets to provide users with real-time data on 2,921 cryptocurrencies. 

 

What we did:

Product Concept

Consulting & Strategy

Back-end Development

Quality Assurance

 

View the full case study on 

https://www.bornfight.com/work/digital-assets-power-play/

 

Infinitely scalable platform
Digital Assets Power Play platform needs to support infinite increase in the number of users as well as data sources. That makes vertical scaling and adding additional modules impossible because of the limitations in available hardware’s processing power. By building all modules around Kafka®, we enabled new modules to connect horizontally instead of vertically, and made the platform infinitely scalable.

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Grohe - Mobile Application

Grohe is a sales support mobile application for Grohe employees that introduces a clean and fluid form of product presentation. It is a product catalogue for sales teams with all the necessary information in one place, which can be easily edited through a simple content management system.

 

Feature highlights:

Clean UX/UI

Document Grouping

Video

Capabilities

Catalogue Categorisation

Catalogue Filtering

Content Management System

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Aqua - Experimental Mobile Application

Aqua is an in-house experimental project that features latest technological novelties - from AR & VR to phone sensors and voice recognition. 

 

What we did:

Application Concept

UI Design

Content Creation

 

Mobile Development

 

View the full case study on 

https://www.bornfight.com/work/aqua/

 

Technology islands
Each island carries a task that can be solved using technology mentioned above. The island-like environment was very appealing to implement, as it gave us more agility in adding new features as they emerge on the market.

Monster Island features AR using latest Apple ARKit and Google ARCore SDKs. Snow Island is a 360 panorama island which transports you to a snowy landscape. It offers you an opportunity to explore the scene by looking around with your phone. Vulcano Island uses the accelerometer to detect device movement. When shaken, the vulcano will start to activate.

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Ulysses - Digital Product

Ulysses is a digital platform that provides asset management teams with attractive and transparent data presentations, and acts as their support in defining and tracking investment decisions.

 

What we did:

Initial Research

UX Design

UI Design

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Mediatoolkit - Custom Software

Mediatoolkit is a 24/7 media monitoring and analytics tool that gathers information from 100+ million online sources and notifies users in real time whenever their companies, competitors, key people from their organisations, industries or other relevant keywords are being mentioned anywhere online.

 

What we did:

Product Concept

Brand Identity

UX Design

Front-end

Development

 

Back-end Development

 

View the full case study on https://www.bornfight.com/work/mediatoolkit/

 

Global expansion
Mediatoolkit is now a global media monitoring service with clients from more than 50 countries. On a daily basis, it collects and processes more than 75 million new mentions. It can scale on a global level and also provide detailed monitoring for specific markets with minimal effort from the product team.

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LikeUs - Mobile Application

LikeUs is a mobile application that provides users with the latest and most up-to-date content about parties, concerts, festival and other events. In addition to content updates, the app gives users real-time information about nearby open clubs and their events through its interactive map.

 

Feature highlights:

Location-based Content Suggestions

Location-based

Notifications

QR Code Scanner

Time-based Color Scheme Switching

 

Download LikeUs for iOS: http://bit.ly/iOSLikeUs

Download LikeUs for Android: http://bit.ly/AndroidLikeUs

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Moja Žuja - Mobile Application

Moja Žuja mobile application is all about enjoying Ožujsko beer, hanging out with the crew, collecting bottle caps and winning great prizes. The app enables users to get information about sports matches and concerts, play daily quizzes and earn valuable prizes.

 

Feature highlights:

QR Code Scanner

Virtual Reality

Gamification Elements

Game Results

Forecasting

 

Download Moja Žuja for iOS: http://bit.ly/iOSMojaZuja

Download Moja Žuja for Android: http://bit.ly/AndroidMojaZuja

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Internal App Development for Tobacco Company

"The team at Bornfight was very keen to understand the company."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
May 2018 - June 2020
Project summary: 

A tobacco company hired Bornfight to help define, design, and develop a new internal comms channel.

The Reviewer
 
10,000+ Employees
 
Zagreb, Croatia
Maja Djumlija
Corporate Communications Manager, BAT
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The company received positive feedback from users regarding the finished product. The Bornfight team validated any decisions regarding design and functionality with the company and made sure they were up to date with all their milestones.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

We are a leading, multi-category consumer goods business. We’ve been around since 1902 and have evolved into one of the world’s leading consumer goods companies, proud of our history and excited about the opportunity to write an exciting new chapter in our success story.

There are more than 53,000 BAT people worldwide. Many of us are based in offices, factories, tech hubs and R&D centres, but lots of us also spend our time out on the road, helping and advising tobacco farmers, and the retailers who sell our products.

While cigarettes will be at the core of our business for some time to come, we aim to generate an increasingly greater proportion of our revenues from products other than cigarettes and thereby reduce the health impact of our business.

By building on our strong foundations, our purpose is to create A Better Tomorrow by reducing the health impact of our business through offering a greater choice of enjoyable and less risky products for our consumers.

As the Corporate Communications manager I have a role in setting the local communication strategy for Adria region based on our company’s business objectives and developing plans and activities both in external and internal communication.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Bornfight?

We hired Bornfight to help us define, design and develop a new internal comms channel that will help us in communication across the business cluster of 8 countries.

With very diverse teams working in very different environments we needed a tool that could connect all employees and leadership teams in an efficient and quick way where we can share news, exchange comments and enable two way communication within the cluster of around 2.000 employees.

What were your goals for this project?

From an organizational perspective , at the time in question we were expanding the business cluster from 3 to 8 countries. This meant interlinking different cultures, languages and processes on several different levels.

To ensure this process had the greatest success we knew that we needed to find a solution that could help us transparently share information with all the employees in this new organizational structure so all employees involved could start to feel as one team with same business objectives

SOLUTION

How did you select Bornfight?

Our brand teams had successfully worked with Bornfight on other projects and the agency already knew the company and the industry very well. That is why we have decided to pursue this opportunity with the same team

Describe the project in detail.

Beyond is an app that allows members of management to create simple posts that showcase important news in the organisation or share success stories. The existence of different channels (based on countries and/or organizational units ) permits for only relevant information to be delivered to interested parties.

From the perspective of end users, they are able to interact by posting replies, pictures or short videos through comments or reactions such as “Well done” or “Like” to indicate how they feel.

A built-in directory allows employees to find “similar” professionals from the BAT family and reach out to them, ensuring that people of different backgrounds are able to share knowledge and experiences with their peers.

What was the team composition?

The core team involved on the project consisted of: Project Manager, User Experience/User interface specialist, Back end developer, Android and iOS developer

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The app was one of the key activities that helped us to build stronger bonds within the cluster and we have received very positive feedback from users across the business

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

We had a dedicated Project Manager at the agency that we could communicate with regarding project updates. The Bornfight team validated any decisions regarding design and functionality with us and made sure we were up to date with the milestones they had completed and the upcoming work that had to be done

What did you find most impressive about this company?

The team at Borfight was very keen to understand the company. Its employees and all processes relevant for internal communication. We were pleased with fact that they took our initial idea of an internal communications app and made sure to really understand what issues we were facing in connecting all our employees to feel as one team.

Ultimately, through a lot of joint conversations and research they came back to us with an ideal concept and approach that met the key needs we had.

Are there any areas for improvement?

When we had some issues that needed to be addressed, or some functionalities to the app that needed to be improved, we have always reached the solutions quite fast and the overall communication with team leaders at their side was satisfactory. 

So I cannot really identify something that could be an area for improvement because this was a truly a team work between the agency and us as a client. All challenges were a common issue that needed actions on both sides.

5.0
Overall Score A hard working and positive team that not only “produces the idea” but also challenges every step in decision making process and helps a client to def
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    We had continuous calls and updates and a clear contact person available whenever we needed them.
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Their prices are somewhat higher than other agencies we worked with in the region.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    We were very satisfied with the solution and how they helped us onboard users to the app
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I would recommend them for sure, especially for people that are still in the process of defining their ideas and looking for a team that can help them

iOS Development for Customer Feedback App

"Their ability to understand what we needed from our brief and discussions was very impressive."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Aug. 2019 - Mar. 2020
Project summary: 

Bornfight developed and implemented a customer-facing B2B feedback app for iOS. The app was connected to a desktop dashboard with CMS functionalities, such as generating generic and localized surveys.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
London, United Kingdom
Becky Schmidt
Head of Marketing & Sales, Lufthansa Group
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Through the feedback collected through the app, the client was able to implement new products and keep a pulse on their target markets. Bornfight inspired the internal team with their can-do attitude. They worked hard to understand the key points of the project and worked well with all stakeholders.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

Head of Marketing for leading airline group

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Bornfight?

Development and implementation of a B2B customer feedback App. Customer facing iPad app and desktop dashboard / CMS functionalities

What were your goals for this project?

To implement a B2B customer feedback app for the worldwide account manager team to collect instant anonymous feedback after every customer sales visit. App to include standardised generic surveys and possibility for localised surveys to be created as required. Dashboard to be accessible at global, regional and local level to monitor results.

SOLUTION

How did you select Bornfight?

RFP and procurement process Previous experience with other parts of the organisation (Degordian)

Describe the project in detail.

Design and development of App Design and development of CMS Design and development of dashboard Project management and technical expertise.

What was the team composition?

Strategic Partnership Manager Project Manager Operations Manager Mobile Unit Manager

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The feedback we have gained from using our Customer Feedback App has enabled us to implement new products for our customers and to keep a finger on the pulse in our markets.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

Weekly calls to update status combined with email correspondence. This proved to be very effective and we could always get hold of someone when we needed them! Shared documents for certain parts of the project via Google docs.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Their ‘can do attitude’ is very inspiring. And their ability to understand what we needed from our brief and discussions was very impressive. The Bornfight team were great at liaising with different departments in our company to find solutions to the various technical and brand challenges.

Are there any areas for improvement?

A project management tool for everyone to access to see status and to-do’s easily, or simple shared document.

5.0
Overall Score Bornfight were brilliant at understanding our needs and producing a final result that we were able to implement across our worldwide markets
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    they were always accessible and clearly defined timelines for our project
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    on budget and any additional costs where clearly explained and discussed.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    On time and on budget
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    We would definitely recommend Bornfight, they have a great ‘can-do’ attitude and supported us in defining our concept, development and implementation.

Custom Software Dev for Gambling-Gaming Platform

"The most impressive thing is that they really dedicate themselves to the project."

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

Bornfight has consulted on the strategy and functionalities for a web-based platform. Since then, they've offered design, front-and backend development, and quality assurance services.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Zagreb, Croatia
Janko Blažević
Director, UniCo Group
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The vendor's services have built the foundation for future business success. While the startup is in early stages, stakeholders anticipate the best. The agile team excels at managing tasks and consistently reporting on progress. Their invested, responsive working style has been a highlight.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

Grantd is the company behind Grantd, a gaming-gambling platform that uses a unique mechanism to provide users with the ability to get really valuable items such as luxury watches or trips by participating in a draw. Let’s say a holiday is worth 1.000,00€, a user can invest 100€ and his name will appear in the draw 100 times, resulting in a 10% chance of winning that no other player can reduce. I'm the CEO and Founder of the company and the idea is originally mine so my main responsibility is to ensure that the vision I have for this project is understood and implemented.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Bornfight?

We hired Bornfight to help us better define the project scope (MVP) and then to design and develop the solution.

What were your goals for this project?

Our main goal was to find a reliable partner that could take on the entire process of creating a unique gaming product. As we are not developers, we wanted somebody that could understand the business and industry context and consult us but then take it a step further and define, design and develop all the functionalities.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

One of the members of our team conducted research and recommended them as an experienced company that could help us with the entire process as we wanted to avoid using multiple vendors.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

With Grantd our ambition is to create a unique web-based platform that allows users to invest a fraction of the value of an item and win in a draw that is based on a random generator mechanism. The process with Bornfight started with a series of Discovery workshops where their specialist (Business, Project Management, UX/UI and Development) helped us define our goals, user groups, key functionalities, and mechanisms as well how users will conduct their journey through the platform. After this initial phase and project scoping, Bornfight structured the project into key segments and sprint and worked on the design, Front end, Back end development as well as Project management and Quality Assurance. The project flow was very transparent because we had a bi-weekly reporting system and sessions where the progress was demonstrated on the go.

What was the team composition?

From Bornfight’s side, there are 2 project managers, 1 UX/UI designer, 1 frontend developer, 2 backend developers, 1 quality assurance engineer and 1 DevOps engineer, this is our allocated team from their side.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Grantd is a startup and at this stage, it is early to predict the success of our business but Bornfigh delivered what we needed so we have the base we need to build our business.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

The project is operated through scrum methodology and it is based on biweekly sprints. We have a dedicated Senior and Junior Project Manager that defines the areas we should focus on in each sprint and they ensure their team completes the necessary task. We receive continuous reporting on the progress from their team and we also have meetings where not only Project managers are involved but we also get answers from development specialists.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

For me, the most impressive thing is that they really dedicate themselves to the project. The Bornfight team was involved from the very start, actively discussing our business model and ideas for functionalities and really pushing us to think about the users and what would be the best set of functionalities for the MVP. Communication wise it was always great to know that we will get answers quickly and that we can easily set up meetings with the team and keep track of progress.

Are there any areas for improvement?

Overall we are very happy with the way the project has been going. We are currently working on our certification process so Bornfight cannot work on some additional areas. They are very experienced and professional so in terms of pricing, they were slightly more expensive than some other vendors we considered.

5.0
Overall Score Very professional but friendly team with lots of experience. They will question your ideas and really push you to think about different angles. In tha
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They were always very responsive to email and organising meetings. We never felt like there was silence between our teams.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Bornfight is slightly more expensive than some other vendors we considered in the region but based on the experience and recommendations we heard, we
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    We would definitely recommend them, especially for those that are just defining their ideas and need help not only with design and development but als

Development for Media Monitoring & Analytics Tool

"It’s great that everyone on the team, both mine and Bornfight’s are easily accessible and connected every day."

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

Bornfight provided back-end development for a media monitoring & analytics tool. The team rewrote existing architecture, created custom web crawlers, and implemented a gateway service.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Zagreb, Croatia
Ivor Bihar
COO, Mediatoolkit
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The software product was delivered ahead of schedule and is expected to lead to an increase in revenue. Bornfight thoroughly scopes each project to ensure both teams are on the same page. The team goes above and beyond to deliver results, including learning new technologies.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

Mediatoolkit is the fastest way to find out when something important about your business is mentioned online. It is a media monitoring & analytics tool that gathers information from millions of internet sources and notifies you in real time when someone mentions your brand, company, or competitors. I’m the COO and my main responsibilities include leading and coordination of product development and business teams as well as development and implementation of business and marketing strategies.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Bornfight?

Backend development

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted to improve the crawling capabilities of our existing software product which constantly searches the Internet for desired keywords and displays the results in a real-time feed. We decided to outsource part of the work to Bornfight to be able to develop it faster.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

Both of our offices are in the same building and we’ve worked with Bornfight previously. Because we wanted to quickly start the project and we were already satisfied with Bornfight’s previous work, we connected with them again for this project.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

They provide us primarily with backend development services. We wanted to rewrite our existing software backend parts into a new, microservices architecture so that it is more flexible and scalable.

The first part of this project is to implement the Gateway service - service responsible for proxying requests to the Internet. This service has the knowledge of internal infrastructure, the limitations and specific Internet domains’ rules so it can make optimal decisions to maximise the number of successful web requests in as little time as possible.

What was the team composition?

From Bornfight’s side there is 1 project manager, 1 tech lead and 3 backend developers, this is our allocated team from their side.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The main goal for us with this project is to productivize our internal software so that we can create additional revenue stream which is not our core service. As we didn’t want to take our own team away from their main jobs, we hired Bornfight as a team extension for this particular purpose.

Bornfight’s developers enabled us to plan on finishing this project in significantly less time than we would have by using our own developers. When the project is finished, it will enable us to start the selling process to potential buyers and we plan to boost our revenue by selling this software product.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

The project is managed with scrum methodology and is based on biweekly sprints. Ours and their dev teams communicate on a daily basis through slack and gitlab mostly. Additionally, I receive a monthly report from Bornfight on the progress of the project.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

It’s great that everyone on the team, both mine and Bornfight’s are easily accessible and connected every day. The team is stable during the whole project. The initial part of the project, the scoping part which they conduct also with a discovery workshop - it was an excellent way to start the project right, by everyone getting on the same page as to what the main goals and requirements are.

Also, from the start the Bornfight team made one great crucial decision to use a Nest.js framework that is best for this project, even though they didn’t have much experience with it. They quickly caught on with the framework we use and it proved to be the best option for this project.

Are there any areas for improvement?

We’re pretty satisfied with them. The project is going along as expected, there were no big setbacks. Out of 5 biweekly sprints that we have finished by now, only one wasn’t completely fulfilled but Bornfight was sincere about the roadblock they had for that particular feature and they were able to make it up in the next sprint so that the project was set back on track quickly.

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

UX/UI for Education Consulting Firm

"Energized and innovative, the team creates value by delivering top-quality results."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
Apr. 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Bornfight designed and developed a web platform. The project focused on UI/UX design, specifically color schemes, layout, and font. The team continues to make improvements.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Oakland, California
Mutiu Fagbayi
President/CEO, Performance Fact, Inc.
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The platform’s intuitive design has led to an expanded user base with stable monthly growth. What’s more, the solution has increased efficiency while accurately representing the brand identity. Bornfight is a knowledgeable and innovative partner; their expert advice enhances results.

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 president and CEO of Performance Fact, Inc., an education consulting firm. We work with school districts across the US; we have a growing international presence as well.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Bornfight?

We had been trying to develop an online presence since 2007. Our team hired a vendor to put our print content online, but we weren’t satisfied with the results. We hired Bornfight to complete the project.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

First, Bornfight sent a two-person team to visit our office over the course of the week. They used that time to learn about our business. We then visited their office for a week to scope out the work. After reviewing or product line, they redesigned and redeveloped our web platform. The project focused on streamlining the UX. Bornfight led the process for selecting colors, font, and layout design. The team then revisited our office for the rollout.

Currently, we’re running one- and three-week sprints to make continuous improvements. These updates often respond to our clients’ requests.

What is the team composition?

Ivan (Strategic Partnerships Director, Bornfight) handles the project’s business side. Mladen (Project Manager, Bornfight) oversees the technical specifications. Mario (Head of Design, Bornfight) works on the UX and Elena (Senior Digital Designer, Bornfight) does design. Mladen has a four-person team. We occasionally talk to those resources.

How did you come to work with Bornfight?

My daughter recommended Bornfight.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent $200,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in April 2017 and the partnership is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We’re very pleased with Bornfight’s spectacular work. For the first time, our platform is intuitive and enables users to onboard quickly.

New users use the platform daily and weekly, which allows us to expand our customer base sustainably. The number of users increases each month. While our clients prefer face-to-face communication, the solution enables us to expedite some of the work. Recently, I met with a client group and the entire interaction took less than 10 minutes due to the improved solution.

How did Bornfight perform from a project management standpoint?

The team is responsive and manages the project capably. The designs have reflected our vision and business needs. We use Teamwork and communicate via conference calls up to a few times a week.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Bornfight does their due diligence during preparation. They’re confident and unafraid to push back on important matters. Energized and innovative, the team creates value by delivering top-quality results.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, I can’t think of anything.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Be clear with requirements, but also open to feedback. We got optimal results because our team let Bornfight guide the process. Give them some latitude to suggest alternative approaches.

4.5
Overall Score
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    We didn’t want inexpensive. We wanted a vendor that could deliver.
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    The deliverables are unconventional, sophisticated, and aligned with our business. We appreciated their effort to learn our business.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Development of "Digital Assets Power Play" Trading Platform

“At the end of the engagement, we became fully operable.”

Quality: 
3.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
3.0
Willing to refer: 
4.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
Dec. 2017 - Dec. 2018
Project summary: 

Bornfight provided development services, using Apache Kafka, JavaScript, TypeScript and PostgreSQL database. Though the scope narrowed during the engagement, they worked on the back-end of the platform.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Croatia
Milovan Pasini
COO, Krypto Investment Partners
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

After refining and narrowing the expectations of the project, the team delivered one of the platform’s services and ensured it was fully operational. They were effective partners who managed the project well, though there were initial difficulties around selecting the best technology.

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 COO of Krypto Investment Partners, a startup that offers services and tools for automated algorithmic trading in the crypto market.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Bornfight?

We wanted to build a platform for algorithmic trading and were looking for help with its development from a skilled agency.

We had some business/technical specifications for what we wanted to do with the service, and we knew that we had to deliver something in a very short period of time, so everything might not be as specified and consolidated as possible.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Initially, we didn’t know everything that we wanted and we made changes to our business and technical requirements. It was also difficult to choose the right technology.

Bornfight were responsible for developing certain parts of the system. When we began, we thought they would do almost everything, but that was narrowed down to one service which they helped us to finalize and launch. They did backend development for the platform, which provides streams of crypto market data to the end users. These can be used for analysis and to decide which markets will be triggered and create trading strategies on top of them.

We used Redhat OpenShift as a base for the platform, with the code in JavaScript and TypeScript combining the other languages and technologies as well. The platform itself is a combination of different technologies as it’s using micro service approach. They also did QA and testing for us, but we did the end-to-end testing.

What is the team composition?

There was initially a team of 18 people, but by the end of the project, there were five people involved. I was in touch with the project manager from their side.

How did you come to work with Bornfight?

We know the owner of Bornfight.

How much have you invested in them?

We invested between €550,000–€600,000 (approximately $688,00–$802,000 USD).

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked with them from December 2017–December 2018.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

At the end of the engagement, the first service became fully operable. We had huge expectations, but it wasn’t possible to fulfill all of our services that we initially planned, and only one service was launched. However, it wasn’t their fault that we couldn’t deliver all the services. Overall, I’m pretty satisfied with what they did deliver.

How did Bornfight perform from a project management standpoint? 

The project management was very good. We used GitLab, Whatsapp, and email while the developers used Slack for most of the communication.

What did you find most impressive about them?

The contract has expired, but there is always the option to start discussions about future engagements.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Some of the developers could improve their code writing skills since some system modules were over-engineered.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Be clear with your specifications, especially when initiating a complex project. For us, there was a lot of jumping from one technology to another and changing business requirements until we found with what we were satisfied with.

4.0
Overall Score
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 3.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 3.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 4.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I would definitely recommend them. Having evaluated the competition, I don’t see a better product at the moment.

Website Dev & Management for Luxury Hotel Group

“We valued their need for continuous improvement and innovation.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
May 2014 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Bornfight designed and developed a booking website that allowed users to reserve luxury hotels and villas in Croatia. The team integrated a third-party’s booking service and e-commerce components.

The Reviewer
 
501-1,000 Employees
 
Dubrovnik, Croatia
Online Marketing Manager, Luxury Hotel Group
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Despite the complex design specs, Bornfight delivered an exceptional site that faithfully adhered to brand guidelines. The platform features improved booking functionalities and has become a key marketing/sales asset. Bornfight worked diligently throughout and remained receptive to feedback.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m the online marketing manager for a premier hotel group with luxury hotels and villas across Croatia, including Dubrovnik, Cavtat, and Mljet. Our properties combine outstanding leisure and business facilities with superior services.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Bornfight?

We approached Bornfight to produce a new, tastefully designed website that elegantly showcased our portfolio and captured our brand messaging.

What were your goals for this project?

We sought to improve our on our previous website’s user experience and functionality. Ultimately, our goal was to boost our numbers in terms of visitors, sessions, and bookings.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We selected the top web agencies based on their previous work and recommendations. After sending out a detailed brief, each agency responded with rough proposals, cost overviews, and vision boards. Following a screening process, we selected Bornfight for their attention to detail.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

We provided a challenging brief with distinctive enquiries regarding our brand architecture and visual identity. Based on those initial technical/design requirements, Bornfight handled the full-cycle design and development process, including the e-commerce integration with our booking vendor. They now continue to provide ongoing maintenance and support.

jWhat was the team composition?

We had a medium-sized team that consisted of a project manager, a designer, and technical staff.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Bornfight’s team effectively pulled together our extensive list of specifications into a well-designed website. In addition to having a tremendous impact on our brand presentation, the site has become one of our main selling tools and serves as the first point of contact in our buying funnel. Users can now easily book stays, and we’ve seen a substantial increase in revenue.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

They had an effective workflow and were responsive throughout. We mostly communicated via email, Skype, and phone.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Not only was the Bornfight team easy to communicate with, but they were also genuinely focused on all of our challenges and worked to resolve them promptly. We valued their need for continuous improvement and innovation.

Furthermore, they were constantly upbeat and friendly while still being professional. They remained patient with our never-ending requirements and were open to feedback and ideas.

Are there any areas for improvement?

Looking back, there are always things that we could have changed. Perhaps we could have defined the project scope in greater detail in terms the volume of content that needed to be edited and implemented.

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

Shopify Web Design for Fitness Apparel Company

“Their team went above and beyond in understanding our brand and providing excellent service.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
May 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Bornfight is redesigning a Shopify site, implementing customized solutions and integrating features such as bundle-type payment options. They connected the blog to the site and are now on the final phase.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
New York, New York
Marketing Director, Fitness Apparel Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Bornfight is highly responsive, providing updates on timelines and project progress. End users enjoy the new site, and it’s seen an increased performance. They could explain project add-ons better, especially when they increase the budget, but the team still does incredible work.

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 marketing director of WOLACO. I run all our marketing programs and lead the development and launch of our women’s line, which will be released in 2019.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Bornfight?

As we continued to grow, we wanted to elevate our primary consumer touch point—our website. As an e-commerce first business, this is the most important destination for us. The existing website didn’t meet the standard we had for our brand and business as we continued to grow and elevate, so we needed a partner to redesign our site.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Bornfight redesigned and built a new e-commerce webpage, integrating shopping functionality and our blog to elevate our brand representation and, ultimately, increase our conversion rate. They built the site on Shopify and implemented creative solutions to create a customized and unique user experience. They integrated various functionalities that required creative thinking and innovative solutions. For example, we are working on a functionality to purchase products in bundles for less. They are also incorporating the blog into our site, which had previously been separate. Bornfight worked with us to find a unique way to hero our founding product, that highlights the product benefits, while providing an engaging user experience for site visitors.

What is the team composition?

We had an account manager who was our day-to-day main point of contact and acted as a liaison between the tech/design teams and myself. We also worked with multiple designers, tech experts, and a project/client success manager.

How did you come to work with Bornfight?

We stumbled upon the work of the lead designer and liked what he created. He introduced us to his team at Bornfight, and that's how the relationship began.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent between $25,000–$50,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We’ve been partners with them since May 2018, and the work is ongoing. We launched the first part of the site and are now working on phase 2.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We’ve received positive feedback on the site from our customers. Its new design has helped improve performance over the past month as we introduce new products at a rate that we have never done before and move into the holiday retail season. Bornfight integrated many design elements into the site that make it easy for our internal team to edit it on an ongoing basis.

How did Bornfight perform from a project management standpoint?

They’re incredibly responsive and communicative, making sure we’re updated on any changes to the project. They stick to our timelines and are always available whenever we have questions or concerns. We use Teamwork to discuss deadlines and milestones, and we use InVision for feedback on wireframes and designs. Their team went above and beyond in understanding our brand and providing excellent service.

What did you find most impressive about them?

The team is united around their company mission to work with passionate determination, and that attitude is prevalent in all of our interactions. They positively and confidently work to overcome any challenge presented to them. We thoroughly enjoyed working with them.

Are there any areas they could improve?

We'd like them to communicate further in advance on sprints that might require additional budget.

Do you have any advice for future clients of theirs?

The more you can view Bornfight as an extension of your own team, the better the relationship will be, and the better able they’ll be to find solutions that fit your needs.

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

Web Dev & UX for Camping Tourism Firm

“Instead of just solving issues for us, they’ve given us the tools we need to help ourselves.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$1,000,000 - $9,999,999
 
Sept. 2013–Ongoing
Project summary: 

In a multi-year engagement, Bornfight has developed several materials to improve web presence. They built a functional website, a custom booking system, and implemented other tools.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Zagreb, Croatia
Kristina Dominić
Marketing & Event Manager, Camping Village Šimuni
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The new site and creative promotions garnered high praise from users. The updated platform aided to a substantial increase in bookings through the system. The Bornfight team has remained stable and dedicated partner through changing circumstances and project scopes.

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 marketing manager of Šimuni Camping Village. We’re a top camping site in Europe with a capacity of 3,000 people.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Bornfight?

When we began the project, we had a nonfunctional website. We also wanted more organic traffic. We had been working with a different agency that wasn’t fulfilling our needs, so we wanted a team that put the client first.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Bornfight built us a responsive website and integrated the Hotjar tool. They implemented promotions and campaigns on our site. One device they’ve created is a website calculator. They are currently developing a custom software for our booking and project management needs.

What is the team composition?

They provide a dedicated account manager, who has remained the same since the beginning of the engagement. They’ve supplied multiple people from their team, including designers, developers, social media specialists, and a project manager.

How did you come to work with Bornfight?

After deciding we needed a better firm to work with, I reached out to Bornfight, previously known as Degordian, and we had a great first meeting. The company recently split into two, and we continued the project with Bornfight, who provided our entire original team.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve invested €1.4 million (approximately $1.6 million USD) since 2013. The project with Bornfight individually has cost €500,000 (approximately $570,000 USD).

What is the status of this engagement?

We began the project in 2013 with Degordian, and continued with Bornfight in September 2016. The work is ongoing, and we hope to launch the system in 2019.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The bookings directly from our site increased by 300%, which was significant considering we don’t work with external booking platforms. The new website launched with a promotion for the first 50 reservations made, an initiative that earned glowing reviews by our users. The platform's flow has improved, and we’ve received positive feedback on it. Everything they’ve done has been measurable, which we appreciate.

How did Bornfight perform from a project management standpoint?

Bornfight is always striving to meet deadlines and discusses project goals and briefs. They use their own project management tools and communicate with us over email and phone. Their communication is fantastic.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Instead of just solving issues for us, they’ve given us the tools we need to help ourselves. They’re always suggesting new ideas and backing it up with quality data. Additionally, the software they’re creating will make us unique in our industry.

Are there any areas they could improve?

There’s nothing they could do better; they’re a brilliant team.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They provide fantastic value for the price they charge.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Conference App Dev for Healthcare Company

"They are a team of young enthusiasts that are serious when it comes to their work."

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

Bornfight designed and developed an event management and registration app for a global healthcare company focusing on making the event’s organization seamless and allowing communication between participants.

The Reviewer
 
10,000+ Employees
 
Heidenheim, Germany
Paula Ljulj
Sr. Brand Manager, HARTMANN GROUP
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The app was delivered on time and it improved the whole event experience for everyone involved. Their team is responsive and supportive, capable of implementing features and changes very quickly and providing helpful suggestions along the way, which makes them a great partner to work with.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m the senior brand manager for the global corporate communications team at HARTMANN GROUP, which is a global healthcare company that provides solutions for professionals and for home use. We produce a wide range of single-use products that improve the lives of people with incontinence, support faster wound healing, and shorten the time needed to perform surgeries. We also bring quick and accurate diagnostics at home.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Bornfight?

We hired them to develop a web-based application to use as a registering and organization tool for managing our biggest internal conference. It would help communicate with and connect the participants of the event while also allowing them to take part in our satisfaction survey and to share input after the conference.

What were your goals for this project?

Our goals were to reduce the time needed for organizing the conference, minimize the number of mistakes that can occur, connect participants, and provide a place for the exchange of information and communication about the event.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We looked for a company with good references that could do the task quickly and not just do what we ask them to but also provide advice and recommendations. We considered three companies and two ready solutions. The deciding factors included the company’s presentation, price, their communication during the selection process, and reviews and recommendations. We had a team of three people, including the VP of corporate communications, involved in the selection process.

Describe the project in detail.

They developed, designed, and configured the application. The project began with our requirements, which were adapted or upgraded during several meetings. There was also a testing phase during which we realized that we needed more functionalities—those were quickly developed and tested again.

One of the biggest challenges during the organization of the conference is to gather information about participants in a timely way and to avoid mistakes when changing or updating information. Bornfight solved the issue by providing a profile for each participant and allowing them to add and change their personal information as needed.

The app allows participants to see who will be present at an event and it allows them to read more about other participants and to connect and chat with each other. They can also see the agenda for the conference and apply for the limited-availability side sessions—once the session is full, no one can apply anymore, which is a tremendously helpful function that minimizes mistakes in handling that part of the conference. There’s a feedback survey as well that participants submit through the app and after the event, we send each participant their notes in case they used the Notes section of the app.

The application was delivered and launched in time for the conference organization but we continued with backend work for the functionalities which were used during the conference. We had their full support through the entire project and also during the event.

What was the team composition?

There was a project manager who was—and still is—our direct contact as well as several different developers working on the solution.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What outcomes or results can you share that demonstrate progress and/or success?

The solution was developed and launched in time for the conference. The management board and the participants thought it was a major improvement compared to the former years. In the following year, we added some new functions and still use the app successfully for our event’s management.

How effective was the project management?

The project management was extremely collaborative, helpful, and responsive. They typically answered our inquiries within an hour or so and provided advice and ideas for improvements. We communicated via Skype, phone calls, and in person. Whenever the project manager was abroad or on vacation, he would still check-in to make sure the work was running well.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

They are a team of young enthusiasts that are serious when it comes to their work but they never forget to have fun along the way. It’s a pleasure to work with such a team!

What tips or recommendations do you have?

The only recommendation I would have is to test the solution well and then test it again. There are always new ideas popping up as the solution develops and Bornfight responds to ideas amazingly. They even provide recommendations proactively. That is, however, a stronger reason to test, test, test the solution more.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Every single thing was delivered on time.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They provide excellent value for money.
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They’re a responsive, proactive, smart, and enthusiastic team that can make it all happen.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    Our team was very satisfied and we got great feedback from users.