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Braincode - Web & mobile agency

Braincode is a full-cycle web & mobile app development company. Our mission is to help founders and enterprises build products that help them scale their businesses globally and give them a competitive edge in the digital market.   Braincode bridges the gaps between technology and business. We work with both established and emerging technologies

Marketplace development

By 2025 the sharing economy is expected to grow to 335 billion. Marketplaces will redefine how we interact with the digital world. We love developing marketplaces. Whether you want to build a marketplace from scratch or add it to your existing SaaS solution we can help you with both. 

What do we do for out Clients?

Product Development | Web & Mobile Design | Web & Mobile Development | Marketplaces

 

 
$10,000+
 
$25 - $49 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2015
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warsaw, Poland
headquarters
other locations

Portfolio

Key clients: 

Marketplaces HR Tech, Fin Tech, Ed Tech,

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Tenderscout

Story

Tenderscout was a SaaS solution that allowed customers to access the global government tender data. Customers could easily browse through the data and find best tenders according to set parameters. 

Challenge

Tenderscout wanted to build SEM (SaaS-enabled Marketplace) that would allow not only to use data available on the platform but would also allow companies

to find each other and bid for tenders together and collaborate preparing for the bid. The platform was built from scratch, Brraincode delivered a desing, front-end and back-end work. 

Results

The platform was build up to MVP stage and now the team is focusing on go to market strategy. 

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BrainJobs

Story

BrainJobs was the first marketplace developed by Braincode for our own purposes. The idea was to match companies in Poland with local IT talent. This was the first marketplace platform that we have built. 

 

Challenge

We had to develop the platform from scratch. We started with building profile creation functionality for both developers and companies. Once

it was finished we created a scoring system that was automatically matching developers. Once a company posted a job it was automatically sent to matching developers and posted on social media. Additionally, we created a salary calculator that allowed developers to check what should be their salary.

Results

We were able to gather over 1500 profiles on our website with spending zero and outbound advertising. The platform is stable and became fully automatic. 

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LokalFuchs

Story

LocalFuchs is a classifieds portal in Northern Germany. Local companies and partners can place their offers on the platform on the web as well as mobile applications.

Challenge 

The rollout of the platform was done to early and consequently, it had a lot of bugs that were slowing the performance of the platforms as well as not properly displaying the

information.

Results

We started the work on both front-end and mobile apps with code refactoring. Once everything was in place we fixed all major bugs as well as optimised the web application and both Android and iOS mobile applications. Now the platform is working on all browsers properly.

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Lingroom

Story

Lingroom is an example of a growing trend of gig economy with a focus on language teaching courses. More and more people are looking for short-term contracts rather than full time employment. The problem with such platforms in many cases is that participants of the platform do not have any job security and their employment status in many cases is hard to identify. Lingroom platform was designed to

tackle with this challenge from the start.

Challenge

Both founders were not technical and needed help in finding the right approach to building the marketplace as well as kickstarting the marketing. We had to choose the right technology stack, design and development roadmap.

Results

We developed the marketplace in stages from POC to MVP up to market fit stage. This was a full-cycle development with the design, front-end and backend development as well as few growth hacking tricks that work for the majority of marketplaces.

The platform has thousands of users currently and we still are supporting further development of the platform.

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Epykk

Movie quotes based magic ball application with localization, smart updates, server integration and just funny animated interface.

Reviews

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Tracking System Dev for Recruiting Firm

"Their understanding of our problem was really impressive."

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

BrainCode built an application tracking system for HR support. They designed and developed the system based on requirements and provided testing.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Warsaw, Poland
Managing Director, Recruiting Firm
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

They delivered a functional system and effectively managed the development process. BrainCode called upon their business expertise to address specific project challenges, and they also communicated transparently throughout the engagement.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m the managing director of a recruiting and outsourcing company operating in a couple of countries.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire BrainCode?

We wanted an application tracking system (ATS) to streamline our business operations.

What were your goals for this project?

We sought more process automation. Recruiting requires a lot of manual labor, so every opportunity to automate can improve our efficiency.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We checked a couple of recommendations from the market, and after meetings with four potential partners, we chose BrainCode. They understood our industry and its specifics very well.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

We started with a discovery session and drew out the requirements of the system. Then they created the design, followed by a development phase and a lot of testing.

What was the team composition?

I was in contact with a project manager on a weekly basis discussing the system, and he liaised with the whole project team. We worked with a designer and frontend and backend developers.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The team was very engaging and had prior experience in building systems for human resources, so they shared lots of interesting features and possibilities that we could implement.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

Everything went according to plan. There were minor delays; however, we were informed of them in advance and they did not significantly impact the whole development process.

Communication was fluent, and we resolved issues quickly. We used Slack for back and forth discussion about the small details and design reviews. They were always available for discussion when we needed them.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Their understanding of our problem was really impressive. Their experience helped them address the challenges we faced.

Are there any areas for improvement?

No, we’re very satisfied.

4.5
Overall Score
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    85000 $
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Website Development for Design Company

"I appreciated their well-documented processes."

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

BrainCode designed and developed a website with multiple third-party integrations.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Gdansk, Poland
CEO, Cary.pl
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The website was clean and easy to navigate, and its integrations worked seamlessly. BrainCode used a variety of management tools to keep the project on track. Their meticulous workflow made the process effortless. 

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I own a design business. 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire BrainCode?

All of our employees were assigned to projects, so we needed outside help to build our own website. The challenge was to develop a high-quality website quickly.

What were your goals for this project?

We needed to develop the website fast and integrate a lot of third-party connections to attract more traffic.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

They were recommended by Invest in Pomerania. I initially had three potential vendors, but BrainCode was the quickest and the most experienced.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

We started with an initial design and a plan for which third-party applications would improve lead generation. They delivered part of the website each week. After delivering all the sections, we ran the final tests and approved the project.

What was the team composition?

The had a project manager, one frontend developer, one backend developer, a designer, and a tester. 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The website works, and I can clearly see how potential customers navigate it. 

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

We had daily standups, so I knew what the team was doing. Our designer understood what I needed. We used Slack and Hangouts for communication, Trello for project management, and Zepplin for transferring designs to development. We had a few delays, but it didn't affect the project.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

I appreciated their well-documented processes. In small companies, development is generally hectic. They managed everything well and followed a good delivery process.

Are there any areas for improvement?

The price was a little high, but we needed the website fast.

5.0
Overall Score Overall, it was good.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    We had a few hiccups, but they met most deadlines.
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    It was a little expensive.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    The quality was great, and the website is beautiful.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I already have.

Software Dev for Foreign Direct Investment Organization

“They were very receptive to feedback and proactively fixed any problems at our request.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Dec. 2017 - June 2018
Project summary: 

BrainCode created a digital processing system to improve the method for handling incoming inquiries and projects. The software automated the circulation of issued invoices, allowing for real-time management.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Poland
Deputy Director, Foreign Direct Investment Organization
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The implemented system enhanced internal processes, saving time, effort, money, and improving quality. With a high level of commitment, BrainCode communicated with full transparency and showed strong problem-solving skills. Despite several misunderstandings, they consistently delivered great 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 a deputy director at a direct investment organization. We act as a frontline for local development agencies, boosting growth in one of Poland’s most prominent regions. My role is largely mixed; I’m part of the management team, but I’m also responsible for improving processes inside the organization.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with BrainCode?

We wanted to improve our internal customer query flow and implement a better system for processing foreign direct investment queries and projects. Because we serve the public, we needed to uphold our processes, but, at the same time, make them more efficient.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

BrainCode helped us create a digital processing system to manage tenders online, allowing specific departments within our company to address issued invoices in a real-time manner. The software automated internal circulation without disrupting any other operative flows.

What is the team composition?

I mainly interfaced with Anton (Co-Founder, BrainCode).

How did you come to work with BrainCode?

We looked at a multitude of different companies that we received personal referrals for and a few agencies that we’d worked with in the past. I’d met Anton previously, and he was strongly recommended by a mutual connection because he had a mix of business development experience and technical abilities. After speaking with a variety of vendors ranging in size, we ultimately chose BrainCode.

What is the status of this engagement?

The project lasted from December 2017–June 2018. We first spoke about two weeks before the start date. Currently, we reach out when we have questions or need to make changes to the system.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

With the new system, we’re able to work more efficiently and with more discipline. We have better control over our processes, saving us time, effort, and money and reducing the possibility of mistakes. Overall, the deliverable isn’t perfect, but we expected that. The system deals with complex legal and social elements, so, with that in mind, the product aligns with what we wanted.

How did BrainCode perform from a project management standpoint?

Initially, I didn’t expect much in terms of project management, having worked with various companies in the past, but they performed well. Because they’re an international team, we only interacted with one resource on a personal level. We communicated with other staff via Slack, allowing for full transparency. Generally, it was an efficient collaboration.

BrainCode provided designated experts to help explain the technical parts of the project. Sometimes their ideas weren’t very practical, leading to several misunderstandings. Aside from that, their team showed an unwavering commitment to our project. They were very receptive to feedback and proactively fixed any problems at our request. Once they had a firm grasp on our requirements, they presented us with optimal approaches to each task. Their problem-solving skills are very impressive.

What did you find most impressive about them?

I appreciated their UX design strategies. They were very user-oriented. It was clear that they had our best interests in mind, showing a high level of availability and flexibility throughout the engagement.

Are there any areas they could improve?

They worked very hard, but I think the pace could’ve been faster. Additionally, we had several misunderstandings, but none of which caused any major delays. When we told them that we wanted something done differently, they willingly made the changes.

Any advice for potential customers?

Give BrainCode the time to work through problems, but keep an open dialogue throughout the project. Clients should provide the team with all of the information necessary for the project and set their benchmarks high. I also recommend giving real-time feedback because they can quickly adjust to changing needs.

5.0
Overall Score They weren’t perfect, but considering all the moving parts within the collaboration, we’re happy with the experience.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    We wanted a few tasks completed faster, but sometimes our timelines weren’t realistic. Overall, they performed well.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    In my opinion, they delivered according to what we paid.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    For a relatively small business, I was impressed with the quality of their deliverables.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I would definitely refer them.

Web App Dev for Education Platform

“Compared to the general market or development company standards, BrainCode is rather sharp.”

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
September 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

BrainCode started from scratch to create a proof of concept for an application that connects language students and teachers. The web app is nearly complete, and now, they are working on an Android version.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Poland
Igor Nagaev
CEO, Lingroom
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The platform garnered positive feedback from users. Globally, other sites exist with a similar mission and the site developed by BrainCode is comparable to the best of them. Progress came with a few delays and challenges with resource quality, but the counterbalance is steadfast support.

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 a co-owner and CEO of Lingroom, a platform designed to connect potential students of new languages with teachers in Poland. Lingroom was designed for face-to-face courses. Teachers and students can connect, book and manage lessons, change dates, and more. There are options for finding and reviewing teachers and booking lessons. Teachers have the option to create their own profile which is visible for all platform users and add their unique offer of language courses. Unlike other platforms of this nature, we offer teachers two types of cooperation - B2B or employment contract.

 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with BrainCode?

We needed someone to develop our platform. With another company, we unsuccessfully started writing a brief describing the main functionalities but didn’t go beyond that.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We started the work from scratch. We started with a proof of concept (POC) for the web app. We are currently finishing that app and also working on an Android version. We have implemented Google Analytics on the site. A payment functionality is integrated into the app enabling credit cards and other payment methods.

The POC was released, and we are planning to release a commercial version of the product this month. It’s not in its final stages, but it is at a stage at which we would like to stop and see how it fares from a commercial point of view. The platform is almost released.

What is the team composition?

We’ve had 7–8 people on our team. One of them is involved only in specific stages of the project. We have six resources at the moment.

How did you come to work with BrainCode?

We searched the Polish market looking for partners with experience working on similar projects to ours. We made a short list of 5–6 candidates including BrainCode. We had meetings with each one, asking them to present their experience. Initially, we hired another company. After three months, we decided not to continue with them. We had maintained contact with BrainCode for a short consultancy engagement and found them to be good. After we stopped the unsuccessful collaboration, we made sure to go to BrainCode. They provided support and represented themselves honestly.

How much have you invested with them?

We are close to €100,000 ($119,775 USD).

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with BrainCode in September 2017 and the project is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

They’ve consulted us regarding the limits of the web. They gave good guidance for balancing site function development and delivering on time and within the budget. This is the greatest impact I’ve seen, apart from the professional job of creating our software. They put a lot of focus on making the platform usable. There are things that we can do first, and then we can add the extras. This is a very good approach.

All the feedback we’ve received so far has been positive. Globally, there are a lot of similar and nicely made platforms, but the Polish market is behind the trend. The teachers who’ve registered on our platform have been impressed by the high level of programming and the ease of working with the platform. It’s a nice product to them, on par with the best examples in the industry.

How did BrainCode perform from a project management standpoint?

I’ve handled project management along with the owner of BrainCode. We have a coordination meeting every week. They are always available on chat if something needs to be clarified, even on weekends. We’ve had effective communication using Trello and Slack.

What did you find most impressive about them?

I’ve been positively impressed with the level of their creativity. We haven’t needed to provide detailed explanations of what we need in terms of buttons and other elements. We discussed things generally and received a nicely executed frontend. It’s stylish and good-looking, and it also has good functionalities behind it. I didn’t expect such a good combination. I have a good feeling about the level of the company.

Secondly, compared to the general market or development company standards, BrainCode is rather sharp. If we discuss doing something, it will be done. Delays are unavoidable, but they never disappeared or failed to reply to us. They execute everything in time.

Are there any areas they could improve?

The quality of resources they use is sometimes not at the level we would want. The professional level of their people could be improved through a better preselection process. This is difficult to do remotely.

They are very friendly and supportive, but they also need to be stern and refuse us if the task is too complicated or they don’t have the resources for it. It’s difficult to balance being customer-oriented and pay attention to limits.

4.5
Overall Score
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Delays have occurred on occasion so I can’t give them a higher rating.
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Their costs are reasonable.
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer