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Clover Studio is specialized for innovative mobile entertainment solutions and enterprise or startup products with over 10 years of industry experience. We operate as your technical partners, a virtual team who uses knowledge gained in over 70 projects to deliver the best possible apps for your business. 

Our services cover End-to-End service, all from creative/production stage up to acceptance to an app store; or just development, design and QA services separately.

A four leaf clover is very hard to find and so are great partners and developers. We are your everlasting stroke of good luck, a team of enthusiastic developers who use their vast experience to create cutting edge software. Our skill sets are combined to help you achieve the full potential of your project.

 
$5,000+
 
$25 - $49 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2008
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Zagreb, Croatia
headquarters

Portfolio

Key clients: 

Namco, Katana, Mitsubishi, Qrios, Sonet, Kawasaki, Ziptel, ZenLab's, Orca, Zeality, Chocolapps, Waste Logistics, AG Design, Axis, Dentsu, Bappz, Prototype Interactive

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ZenScreen

Apps and devices are addictive. ZenScreen helps you regain control by letting you track screen time and set sensible rules to limit app and screen use.

ZenScreen works great for individuals as well as parents with kids (parental controls).

ZenScreen learns from your app use, monitors unhealthy usage, suggests breaks, and intelligently restricts access to apps in evenings and early mornings.

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Katana App

Katana Arc is the first personal safety device that utilizes the one thing you always have with you, your smartphone. It gives you immediate access to the people you trust most and empowers you to live your life with confidence and peace of mind.

Whenever you could be in danger, use the Katana Arc or the App itself (device or app) to

- quickly show friends where you are on a map via email and text

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alert a 24/7 support center

- enable a very loud alarm

- and much more.

 

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Orca

Orca is a platform for wealthy people made to enable them to manage everything regarding their property and regarding people that are related either to the property or directly to them.

 

For example they can add a company that they own 70% of it and a house with the ownership split between them and their kids, and a bank account with the current amount of money.

They can also track the current value of

their assets, and whether it is the right time to sell some part of their property or not.

After all, it is very interesting to see their properties and parties connected into one network.

 

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Zeality

Zeality 360° VR player is the industry’s first Immersive Media Platform for the most popular 360° virtual reality content, allowing you to socially engage through your mobile device or Google Cardboard.

 

· Re/Lives - Record and share your reactions to 360° videos and VR experiences.

· Unique behind the scenes access in 360° VR with the San Francisco 49ers, San Jose Sharks and more

· Stay

connected by following some of your favorite channels and friends

· Make new friends and see what's trending amongst your peers

· Share and send your favorite 360° VR videos directly to your friends and followers

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TestMe!

Test Me! is a truly universal test app. It was designed by international leaders in education, who have devoted their careers to helping students extract the greatest benefit from their precious study hours. The app focuses on key concepts and “efficient learning.” The goal for exam takers is to spend the least amount of time mastering the greatest quantity of useful content.

Test Me! establishes a new standard of

efficiency. Students Will spend less time and achieve better results than those who employ traditional study methods. The questions are based on critical knowledge, not on past exams.
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Mully

Mully is an app for all the lovers of golf playing.

In the app you are able to create your league, invite friends, pick fantasy players and then watch results combining them to the real games you are playing with your friends.

Very interesting app good for your company.

 

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OneTime Messenger

OneTime Messenger app is the World First’s app company which is owned by its customers and an awesome messaging app with no annual subscription charges.

OneTime is a cross-platform (Android, Apple, Desktop) instant messaging application with no annual subscription charges, ENJOY IT A LIFETIME FOR FREE. In addition to text messaging, user can send images, videos and audio media messages as well as make phone and video

calls with NO FURTHER COSTS since OneTime uses the same internet data plan that you use for email and web browsing.
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NeoLife Club

The NeoLife Club Mobile App for Android is here! Now you can shop for your favorite NeoLife Products on the go! Exclusively for NeoLife Club Members / Promoters. Check your sales progress, Review your orders, Sponsor someone, all with the convenience of your phone.

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Waste Logics

Waste Logics software is an online waste management software solution that makes it easier to meet the day-to-day operational needs of waste management businesses. Trusted by skip hire and trade waste companies, waste transfer stations, material recycling facilities and scrap metal processors.

The Waste Logics mobile app means your drivers can pick-up details about their next job, on the move – saving time and

paperwork. Drivers can also use the app to capture customers’ signatures onsite electronically. To manage compliance and collect info for site waste management plans, the app enables you to enter the percentages of waste categories in a skip and take photos of any issues. For scrap metal processors you can use the app check ID and weigh grades directly at the scales. The offices sees this instantly and can finalise payment.
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My Geometric Universe

Your child can use the pencil, ruler, compass and set square to draw lots of different geometric shapes! The shapes can then be cut out and used to build real objects! Once these objects have been created, they can be placed in any of the three magical universes: The Kid's Room, Ancient Egypt or the Middle Ages. 

Chocolapps apps promote your child's development because they help to improve observation and concentration

skills, and give your child a sense of independence.
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OCC Agent

Description: OCCAgent and OCCAgentHD apps are specifically made to use with OCC live chat service account. Apps provide you access to your live chat account, chatting with customers, inviting visitors to chat with you and browsing your missed requests and offline messages. With automatically changed status and push notifications for new chats you will never be unavailable to your customers. Platform: iOS (iPhone, iPad)
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You Spin

YouSpin YouSpin lets you create 3D animation like a pro! See yourself, a friend, your car...whatever you want, from all sides. It’s easy to use, lets you share your 360 degree views with others, and even lets you embed them on your website! This is the ultimate 360 animation app, you just won’t find better anywhere. And although it was not designed to create panoramas, they turn out great, as well! Just look at some of the awesome features you get in YouSpin: * Super simple to use * Create a 360 of yourself in less than 25 seconds
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Couptap

Couptap provides an online and mobile coupon service that allows users to easily find, manage, and redeem verified deals for local products and services. Couptap is not a “daily deal” site or online shopping “promo code” site. We offer valuable discounts for your everyday, real world needs. Our mission is to replace the paper coupon by offering consumers and merchants a better solution.
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FoodKing

A Better Way to Find Your Food! Find great foods, share your favorite meals, and earn points to become the King of your favorite food! The FoodKing home page flows with a river of delicious foods and messages from your friends. See what the world is eating, learn where your friends are going, and discover the favorite dishes of the King of your favorite foods.
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AA Race

AA-RACE is the most realistic air race game simulation on the market. It is based on the real world air race/aerobatic competition. Aeroclub Airsports Croatia has put special effort to accurately replicate unlimited aerobatic aircraft performance while maintaining playability of the game.Players can compete in the championship against real pilots flying in the real AA-RACE championship. All the results are visible in AA-RACE
global scoreboard. Platforms: iOS & Android
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Drinkopoly

Drinkopoly© (The blurriest game ever) is social game built to provide fun & interaction to good people in every surrounding (home,party, bar, picnic). This is a safety fun pack for the times of boredom. Attractive task fields strengthened with 30 task cards and additional interactive mini games are a guaranty for the good times with your friends.Drinkopoly© is purely intended for entertainment purposes. This is an electronic version of a globally popular board game that's testing your fun capacities for some time now ☺. You can play the game using your iPhone, iPod or iPad.

PlatiParking (Croatia market)

PlatiParking is an application that allows you to see parking zones by city and allows you to pay the parking. Simply and quickly find out if you are in parking zone and what is the price. Once you parked, the application will setup data required for successful payment via SMS. Also, you can help your friend and pay parking for his or her vehicle. The application is using your GPS coordinates, so there is no need for an

internet provider. Make your life easier and use PlatiParking app. Currently we don't support some small cities in Croatia.

Spika for Business

Spika for business is a messenger platform that could be used in large companies for a better communication. It also has a possibility of having an audio and video call.

DinoAR - augmented reality picture book

Download picture book from url: http://clover.studio/dinoar/DinoARPictureBook.pdf and start app. Point camera to marker from picture book and watch dinosaurs come to life.

Click on jungle icon at the top of the screen and watch dinosaurs walk around you. For best experience of this feature your mobile phone should have gyroscope.

Reviews

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Mobile App Series Dev for Telecom Company

"Their mindful support and teamwork really helped us in the build."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
3.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
June 2016 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Clover Studio customized and developed mobile applications with unified communication features. They also assisted with redesigning the apps for usability.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Hong Kong
Joerg von Brandis
COO, Network Service Holdings HK Limited
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The team delivered a product that properly services a large international audience. Their managers were consistent in their communication, exceeding expectations. The project was completed on time, incorporating the feedback provided throughout the build.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

Network Service digitises businesses and infrastructures with international connectivity, digital platforms and applications for all kinds of devices and services. We are located in five European and three Asian countries. I am the COO.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Clover Studio?

NWS comes from telecom and and mobile network side and joined forces with Clover for implementing WebRTC to our services. Together we also developed a new breed of mobile applications for mobile phones as of iPhone and Google Android phones.

What were your goals for this project?

Developing total mobile media applications including mobile calls, VoIP, WebRTC and unified communication features.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

Our CTO knows them from former engagements and re-joined forces again.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

The old version of the NUSCH.ZONE app included mobile calls, VoIP, SMS and a few more communication features. The chat module was another step to make the mobile app even more great. Clover customized and implemented WebRTC according to our requirements, helped to redesign the app in terms of usability and platform integration.

What was the team composition?

Our CTO worked closely with Sinisa Brcina as the Clover project manager. On operational level our team worked together with Jurica and Peric. Our cooperation worked that well that we have met in Zagred at the HQ of Clover.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Clovers drive helped us to successfully deliver a mobile app consumer product for VAS industry and for larger international organizations on behalf of one of the largest telco providers in the UK. Their mindful support and teamwork really helped us in the build. We ended up with a social media platform with extended reach, which become the most complete one on the platform industry.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

Sinisa Brcina was really into it and pushed forward and definitely a guy who is good for the extra mile.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Delivery what has been set. Feedback and changes were accepted without discussion and without extra costs or unexpected renegotiations. "On-time" was a great experience we enjoyed.

Are there any areas for improvement?

Not yet.

5.0
Overall Score We are in the 4th year and do not stop!
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Very responsive and team style.
  • 3.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Moderate, but we were not looking for cheap anyway.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Nusch works like a charm.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    Definitely.

Full Stack Development for Internet Start up

"Clover Studio did a great job to get the MVP off the ground."

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

Clover Studio led full stack development for a startup events marketplace. They worked in React.js on the frontend of the web app and built a complex database model to catalog vendors and products.

The Reviewer
 
2-9 Employees
 
New York, New York
CEO, Internet Startup
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Their work has received positive feedback from key stakeholders. Clover Studio kept the project moving smoothly by breaking the tasks down into discrete tasks. Flexibility in staffing was a hallmark of their work. Their ability to offer hands-on attention made them a valuable partner.

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 a startup that's building a marketplace in the events ecosystem.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Clover Studio? 

We needed to hire an outsourced resource to help us get the MVP off the ground.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement? 

Clover Studio primarily provided full stack development plus some assistance on UX/UI. The web-based application is a local search directory for vendors in the event space. All the content is user generated. Businesses can create free profiles and upload their portfolio of work.

Clover Studio worked in React.js on the frontend. They also built a fairly complex database model that went through a couple of iterations. Vendors can tag one another to the products that they upload, which is handled by the database model. 

What is the team composition? 

My main point of contact was Siniša (COO, Clover Studio). He led project management for the whole project. I started with just one full-time engineer under Siniša. As my needs built, I scaled up to three engineers before scaling back down to one. 

How did you come to work with Clover Studio? 

I'm half Croatian. When I started the company, I knew Eastern Europe’s reputation for high-quality, inexpensive engineers. I used Google, and I might have even found them on Clutch. I talked to Siniša and learned about his team. I ended up meeting them in person and having quite a good relationship. 

How much have you invested with them?

My initial budget was $1,000 when I first spoke to Siniša. In total, I spent just under $100,000.

What is the status of this engagement? 

I worked with them from May 2018–July 2019. The web app is mid-launch right now. I transitioned from Clover Studio to an in-house team in order to build out my company.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Clover Studio did a great job to get the MVP off the ground. They’re a good group to hire if you want to build an MVP product as a startup. The first full-time engineer we worked with was fantastic. My UX/UI engineers were bummed to lose him when he had to move on to other things, which says a lot about his abilities. 

How did Clover Studio perform from a project management standpoint? 

They were really strong on project management. Siniša got us set up in a way that we’re still using today in Asana. He immediately got us off the ground smoothly. Everything was broken into discrete tasks. Clover Studio generally kept to their due date with delivery. We used Slack and Zeplin, and we had weekly calls on Tuesdays to sync up as a team. They were also very flexible in scaling up and down on short notice.

What did you find most impressive about them? 

Clover Studio is the only offshore team I've ever worked with. I did talk to several other development shops that were much bigger. I think we got a lot more hands-on attention because they’re a small team. I was glad to not be working with a firm that had hundreds of engineers. 

Are there any areas they could improve? 

I was the one to propose having weekly calls. It’s really helpful in order to keep a close eye on what’s going on and is something they should do proactively.  

Do you have any advice for potential customers? 

I’d recommend anybody hiring a development shop to always interview the engineers individually. Have somebody technical who you trust do the technical interview before adding additional resources. There’s always a range with the skills of their engineers, and you want to find the ones who are super strong in your required areas.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I've already recommended them.

Messaging App Development for Telecommunications Company

"Their enthusiasm for application development, knowledge, and experience impressed me the most."

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

Clover Studio designed and developed a telecommunications app supporting real-time text messaging, video, and voice calls. They're continuing to process additional features for improvement.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Istanbul, Turkey
IT Director, Telecommunication Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The app reached thousands of users on the day of its launch and currently is being used by over 40,000. It also has a 4.5-star rating in leading app shops. The overall success can be attributed to the team's design, development, and professional attitude.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am IT Director at a telecommunication company headquartered in Turkey. Our company has about 150 employees in total and serving all around the world.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Clover Studio?

We started to work with Clover Studio back in October, 2017. First we agreed to buy a lifetime license of a turnkey solution. After a while, we decided to work with them for whole App Development that is mainly used for telecommunication, which supports text messaging, video and voice calls. While we provided all the hardware and functional requirements, Clover Studio took a major part in this project.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted to have a competitive application that users can see as an alternative to other competitors. In addition to the basics, we wanted to make an application with many different features.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

After long market research, we decided that Clover was the best company for us. We were able to advance much faster during the development phase as they had knowledge of the basic infrastructure.

Describe the project in detail.

The application was designed as a simple, secure and reliable communication application in real time. The application supports the sending and receiving of all multimedia messages, as well as sending and receiving text messages. It has all the features of Whatsapp as a messaging application. In addition, we will have different features that we are still continuing in the process; bot system, room system (different from group), in-app software etc.

What was the team composition?

We have private (2) and public testers (4177 actual user), 1 project manager and 1 system manager on our side. On Clover studio side, we also have 1 project manager and 1 iOS developer, 1 Android developer and 1 Backend/Frontend developer

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The first day after the application was released, it reached 5000 users and became news on various technology sites. It currently has over 40,000 users and has over 4.5 stars in both application markets. On the other hand, there are users who are constantly giving feedback and we continue to improve.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

We had regular discussions on implementation, and we constantly proceeded on pre-designed plans. In addition to this, we have regular teleconferences in addition to following the works to be done regularly through the project tracking system.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Their enthusiasm for application development, knowledge, and experience impressed me the most. They also handled the application development procedures in a professional manner and did very well in application performance and design.

Are there any areas for improvement?

They're good at every part on this project, and I'm confident that they're gonna get better every day.

5.0
Overall Score Generally speaking, they have a great team that you will enjoy working with.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They are also very successful in planning, we have planned and developed everything in the application development stage.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They are very cost-effective, especially if your currency is USD or a currency with similar value.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    The work they did was really satisfying, and they played an important role in project success.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    They will be the first company I will recommend to my friends about application development.

Online Marketplace Development for Advertising Company

"I was happy with the experience. We are planning to continue working with them for additional phases of the project."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
May - June 2018
Project summary: 

Clover Studio developed an online marketplace website with Facebook login, user sign-up forms, and basic search capabilities. Their team also configured backend system for administrative functions.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
New York, New York
Founder, Advertising Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Clover Studio is responsive and clearly communicates project goals. Their team had a genuine interest in creating a successful online marketplace. This, and their ability to focus on achieving milestones set them up for future engagement.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am the founder and CEO of a marketing startup. We are building a new type of online marketplace.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Clover Studio?

We hired Clover Studio to help develop our website. We also needed them to assist us on the design portion.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted to quickly launch a minimum viable product to gather early data.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We found Clover Studio online and read through their numerous positive reviews. We scheduled a Skype call, and they sent a portfolio of previous work to help us understand their capabilities. After looking at some alternative options, we felt that they were our best option.

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

They built a website with the following features: a Facebook login for users to make an account, user sign-up forms, and basic search capabilities. Their team also helped create a backend system to easily access administrative functions, such as changing text and images on the site.

What was the team composition?

I worked exclusively with Clover Studio's COO.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We have yet to launch the website and thus, we have no metrics.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

We used Asana to track the project, it was incredibly helpful. We used email and Google Docs/Slides to communicate the goals and project details. Their COO was incredibly responsive, which was important to me.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

I really appreciate our COO's response time and genuine interest in making the project. He aligned their work with our business goals.

Are there any areas where they can improve?

This was the first development team I ever worked with, so it's tough to compare. However, I was happy with the experience. We are planning to continue working with them for additional phases of the project.

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 Dev for Electronics Usage Monitoring App

“They're committed to our deadlines and willing to do the extra work necessary to reach those goals.”

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

Clover Studio developed an existing iOS app for Android. After releasing the first version, they continue to add features and improve functionality.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
San Jose, California
Nitin Bhandari
CEO, Zenlabs
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The dedication to producing a quality product within a given timeframe, transparent processes, and the involvement of senior developers enabled Clover Studio to deliver the first version of an Android app within six months.

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-founder and the CEO of Zen Labs, which makes a screen time management app called ZenScreen.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Clover Studio?

We needed to develop our Android app quickly and add features and functionality.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

The app is designed for both for parents who want to monitor their kid's screen time, and for individuals. In addition to monitoring the use of mobile devises and laptops, the app allows the user to set time use limits in order to improve health and wellness. Users can do things like set a time when all the apps stop working or set a daily time limit.

The app is available on all platforms, but we hired Clover Studio to help specifically with the Android development because we have in-house expertise otherwise. Version one of the product shipped a couple of months ago and it's growing rapidly. We're currently working to add more features and greater functionality.

What is the team composition?

We engage with the engineers as needed, but my primary point of contact is their CTO, who manages and develops the project.

How did you come to work with Clover Studio?

A colleague recommended them.

How much have you invested with them?

We've invested approximately $50,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started app development in the fall of 2017 and are still working with them.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Nearly 30% of our users are on a product they architected and build from scratch. They were able to meet most of our timelines quite well.

How did Clover Studio perform from a project management standpoint?

They were responsive and available, despite the time zone difference. They use the same software development tools that we use in our own company, which the engineers appreciate. We give feedback throughout the project, so they address small problems immediately. Overall, project management coordination has been transparent, reliable, and meets our expectations.

What did you find most impressive about them?

I value the involvement of senior level developers because it ensures that the project runs smoothly. They're committed to our deadlines and willing to do the extra work necessary to reach those goals.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Work with them upfront to figure out a communication style and project delivery system that both parties find useful.

5.0
Overall Score They're easy to work with, flexible, and accommodating.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Once we agree on a timeline, they do whatever they need to do reach our deadlines.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They're cost-effective without compromising on communication or delivery timeline.
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    The product is complicated, but they always delivered quality work and nearly always on time.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I've already started recommending them to colleagues.

Mobile App Dev for Large Music Festival

"They were dedicated and were involved in all aspects of the project."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Feb. 2010 - Dec. 2011
Project summary: 

Clover Studio built a festival app that integrated location and navigation services. The app included an AR component, an interactive map, and geolocation features. 

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Croatia
Partner, Research Lab
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The app was circulated among tens of thousands of users and received highly positive reviews from across the globe. Clover Studio impressed with their dedicated involvement, enthusiasm for the project, and ability to communicate clearly and efficiently.

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 an independent consultant when I worked with Clover Studio.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Clover Studio?

We were building an iOS mobile app for one of the largest festivals in Europe. This was the first app like this that was being launched.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

There were location services and interactions included in the app. We also had an AR application that we wanted to implement as well. That was seven years ago, so it was way ahead of Pokémon Go. There was navigation on the map for this app because it was a pretty huge festival. There were more than 20 stages at the time. It was easy to get lost so there was a map that would pinpoint your location.

We wanted a specific overlay on the map. As maps go, it was a pretty narrow area. We had to draw a pictorial map of the site and overlay that. The AR component was included so that users could see where things are on the layout. I can’t remember whether we implemented that in the final version. I think we did. At the time, nobody had a clue what AR was. It was pretty revolutionary for that time. The guys had the technology and were building an AR game where you could shoot down the planes. We had geolocation across the site and different stages. Users could orient themselves by looking at the phone. Phones were not as powerful then as they are today.

What is the team dynamic?

We interfaced daily with them. Ken was the CEO and was involved in the project. We had a dedicated engineer who was doing all the coding, and we had another person in charge of the frontend part. The end client was also involved in the communication. It was a rather complex project. The client was in Novi Sad and we were based in Zagreb at the time. I was not based in their offices, so it was pretty challenging.

How did you come to work with Clover Studio?

We met Ken, the CEO, and Marko, the CTO, at a conference. They were pitching their AR game. They’re brilliant guys that had this amazing game. We started working on various projects and did apps for this particular festival two consecutive years.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent 10,000 Euros.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with them in February 2010, and we did an app for 2010 and 2011 and ended the relationship in December 2011. After that, we gave them the code to manage themselves. The client didn’t have the budget to continue.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

I’m not sure how many people used, it but we had really great reviews. The best indicator is that the festival guys kept the app for quite a few years after that. The festival is among the largest in Europe. We’re talking about tens of thousands of visitors each day. A lot of them downloaded it. It was internationally circulated.

How did Clover Studio perform from a project management standpoint?

They were excellent. I’d definitely recommend them. We used email and phone to communicate. Back then they were just starting and were a relatively small team.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They were dedicated and were involved in all aspects of the project.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I don’t remember, but not that I can think of.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    We met the final deadline. There were some hold ups, but that happens when you have so many sides to consider in a project. If someone is delayed, it delays the whole project.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    What we got for the price we paid was better than anything we could get from the competition.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Everything was on time and done. Whenever possible, they went beyond what was asked by being proactive and doing better things than anyone could imagine at the time.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I would recommend them and use them again.

App Dev for Government Crisis Response App

"They basically respond 24/7 ... I don’t see that kind of dedication coming from other small mobile app developers."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Apr. 2012 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Clover Studio has completed several projects, including an app to complement a national database of evacuation shelters. The app is for Android and iOS and is heavily reliant on GPS functionalities.

The Reviewer
 
5,001-10,000 Employees
 
Tokyo, Japan
Kei Shimada
Global Director of Innovation & Business Development, Dentsu
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The app won 3 government awards from 3 different ministries and has been tested successfully in 5 evacuation experiments involving 600 people. Clover Studio is reliable and dedicated, often working weekends to provide support for exercises. They also understand multiple platforms and OS services.

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 work for Japan's largest advertising agency called Dentsu. My role is the global innovation and business development director.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Clover Studio?

I've known them for seven or eight years and I have several mobile projects after coming to Dentsu. We developed Japan's first national database of evacuation shelters and we wanted an app that would help app users find nearby evacuation shelters based on their location. This goes into effect whenever an alarm is triggered by the National Disaster Service.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They basically created anything other than design works because we are an advertising agency that does that in-house. Other than that, they provided app development for both Android and iOS for this program. We created the database of emergency shelters in Japan and they created an app from scratch that would ping the database and ring up nearby shelters based on GPS location.

The application relies on reliability, so a crisis management app like this one shouldn’t crash or stall. It needs to work flawlessly and be really easy to use. They did make some UX/UX design suggestions for things like button placement because the user experience is really important in these types of situations.

What is the team dynamic?

We have a weekly call and we have been engaging with the same team for close to four years now whenever we have a project going. A typical project has lasted about three to four months, then it goes through some experiments before it becomes live and in the app store. We work closely with the government on the app to make sure it works for evacuation exercises, where people download and test the app.

How did you come to work with Clover Studio?

I had my own strategy agency before coming to Dentsu in 2012 and I talk at a lot of tech conferences around the globe. I came across a representative from Clover Studio at one of these and we had several conversations. Another friend of mine had been engaged with them for a while and recommended that I meet up with them because they were doing a stellar job. Overall, their performance is also cost competitive, and that’s why we have been engaged with them for the past four years or so on a specific project.

What is the status of this engagement?

Our first app wasn’t successful, which was partially my fault because it wasn’t marketed very well. This food app was back around April 2012. We are currently engaged with them for our crisis management app and have been for about four years. We have to address periodic government requirements and updates that can come in every few months or randomly, so we don’t have a set timeline.

How much have you invested with them?

We have spent around $75,000 to $100,000 in total on any given project.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

It’s a little bit difficult because our app is so specific and isn’t always live on the app store for complaints or comments from the public. But over the course of four years of engaging with them, we’ve never failed in delivering something that the government expects in terms of crisis management. We have done very well. We’ve won three government awards from three different ministries for the app itself.

We’ve also done about four or five government evacuation experiments with 500 or 600 people in total, in which we haven’t seen the app fail once. It’s a complex app with nuanced calculations in the back end. We have made some micro-enhancements on the Android and iPhone side, but we haven’t seen any major flaws due to upgrades, so we are extremely happy working with them.

How did Clover Studio perform from a project management standpoint?

They basically respond 24/7. When we do government projects, normally these exercises are held on Saturdays and Sundays. The team would be up and running on Japan time for the weekends to be sure that we don’t fail, so in that respect, they're extremely reliable. I don’t see that kind of dedication coming from other small mobile app developers because it could be very cumbersome.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Aside from their professionalism, they are very cost competitive. If you look into Eastern and Central European, they are extremely competitive markets. They also do web development, so they understand multiple platforms and different kinds of OS services. They understand the balance between the server side and the other sides of the application.

Are there any areas they could improve?

We do most of our design work in-house and it would be nice if we could rely on them for that. But again, that is not their area of focus and they did help us from a UX/UI standpoint. If they could have done the design as well, that would have been the icing on the cake.

5.0
Overall Score I’m extremely happy with the outputs. They’re reliable, cost effective, competitive, and in the end, they deliver the results that I need.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They draw their own timelines based on very realistic goals, because they understand how many man hours it would take for specific tasks. In some cases, they would even exceed our expectations for deadlines.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    From my research in the region, they are extremely cost competitive. The fact that we have been engaged with them for several years exemplifies that.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They've been responsible 24/7 and kept their deadlines. I seldom have to go back to them for a problem because it's thoroughly checked.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I've already introduced them to four other teams within our organization and two of the companies that I have an external relationship with.

Rapid Prototype Dev for Asset Management Platform

“They acted fast and did not shy away from working hard to achieve tight deadlines.”

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Feb. - Apr. 2017
Project summary: 

Clover Studio expedited the frontend development of the prototype for a digital storage solution, with a focus on creating the best user flow.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Zurich, Switzerland
Christoph Baumann
Co-Founder, Orca
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Clover Studio stood out because of their swift deployment, efficient project management, and consistent communication. The team was also friendly and helpful, which contributed to a positive experience.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

Orca is a secure digital vault that elegantly stores and visualizes all your assets, liabilities, people, and documents in one place. We give you the big picture so you can make better strategic choices about your wealth.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Clover Studio?

We wanted to build a frontend prototype that would let us validate our business idea with prospects. It would help us gain confidence before building the actual platform.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

They were a recommendation from my professional network.

Describe the project in detail.

Initially, we assigned a trial project to see how they work in practice. They also helped optimize our UX before the actual implementation.

What was the team composition?

We worked with one project manager and up to three frontend developers.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

They acted fast and did not shy away from working hard to achieve tight deadlines. This was important to us.

How effective was the project management?

We’re very happy with our project manager, Siniša Brčina, who was in contact with us on a daily basis.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

We appreciated their project management and the benefits of working with a small team. They were fantastic and had a client-centric attitude.

What tips or recommendations do you have?

They’re great at prototyping, but I cannot comment on the code quality of the actual product.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    My recommendation is restricted to prototyping, as it is my only experience working with Clover.
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Bronze
VERIFIED
Business Entity
Status
Active
Jurisdiction of Formation
Croatia
ID
2779315
Date of Formation
Jun 2, 2011
Client Reviews
VERIFIED CLIENT REVIEWS
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OVERALL REVIEW RATING
5.0
Source
Clutch
LAST UPDATED
October 16, 2019