We build great web products with Ruby on Rails

Codica is a software development consultancy operating from Kharkiv, Ukraine. We are passionate about technology and innovation, and love creating reliable, robust and visually appealing Web apps using Ruby on Rails, Angular, React, Vue.js.

We specialize in Marketplace, Finance & Banking, Travel, and Real estate industries. We also focus on cutting-edge Cloud/SaaS, SPA and PWA technologies.

What makes us special?

We care about your project success and focus on your business and end users’ needs.

Our working process is built on 3 principles: transparent communication, great code quality, and high speed of delivery.

What can we help you with:

  • Ruby, Rails, React, Vue.js, Angular development
  • Technology consulting
  • MVP development
  • SaaS products
  • Single Page Apps
  • Progressive Web Apps
  • Web products
  • UX/UI Design

Who are our customers?

Since the company was created, we have delivered outstanding web products to more than 2 dozens companies, including both solid businesses and startups in various industries. Our clients’ geography includes Western Europe, USA, Israel, and Australia.

     
    $10,000+
     
    $25 - $49 / hr
     
    10 - 49
     Founded
    2015
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    Kharkiv, Ukraine
    headquarters

    Portfolio

    Multi-vendor vehicle marketplace

    This solution was created for a successful startup and the first vehicle marketplace in Africa. The platform connects buyers with private sellers and dealers of various vehicles.

    The main goal was to provide a simple, fast and free solution for easy interaction between a customer and a vendor. To achieve it, we concentrated on mobile usability and best user experience, as well as a simple design to support the functionality.

    The results:

    1. Multi-domain trading platform, which now consists of 89 independent websites.

    2. Each website is fully localized, and supports multiple languages and currencies.

    3. Functionality includes: ads creation and search, communication between a seller and a buyer.

    For more details please check the Case study: https://www.codica.com/case-studies/cross-country-...

    Online collaboration marketplace

    Digital Village is an Australia-based startup and and online collaboration platform. It brings together entrepreneurs and developers for creating excellent software products.

    Codica team has created an easy-to-use online platform where an entrepreneur can find and cooperate with high-skilled designers and developers. The functionality includes professionals profiles, search based on various criteria, team management, project management and communication.

    For more details please check the Case study: https://www.codica.com/case-studies/collaboration-marketplace-and-smart-...

    Online travel marketplace

    IExpedition is an Australia-based online travel portal, where travelers can book voyages to the Arctic and Antarctic. For this successful startup, we have built a simple to use online portal with a convenient booking system for all the destinations.

    How Codica helped iExpedition:

    1. Developed and implemented clear design for the portal, taking into account the needs of the target audience.

    2. Created convenient tours search and booking system.

    3. Simplified previously complicated process of creating new tours and admin section navigation.

    For more details please check the Case study: https://www.codica.com/case-studies/travel-management-platform/

    Finance analytics platform

    Analist is a financial analytics company based in the Netherlands. Analist provides complete information about European and US financial markets, such as free overviews on reputable banks stocks and tips how to manage them.

    How Codica helped Analist:

    1. Completely revised the existing structure and migrated the old database from PHP to Ruby on Rails.

    2. Created a multi-domain solution based on RoR, with basic and pro sections. The solution currently supports 9 websites in 9 European countries and is fully localized, including URL names.

    3. Main functionality created: Stocks pricing with filters, News, Reports, Admin part, Subscription-based part.

    4. Reduced a typical server response to 100-150 ms.

    For more details please check the Case study: https://www.codica.com/case-studies/finance-analytics-...

    Portfolio management system

    This is an internal project tracking system which was created for our Swedish client.

    This solution offers a portfolio of already implemented projects which can be filtered by various criteria, and is helping businesses in sales and the public procurement processes.

    The system functionality allows easy adding projects from templates (including media files), creating collections, viewing statistics, etc.

    For more details please check the Case study: https://www.codica.com/case-studies/portfolio-management-system/

    Elegant jewelry store

    Galith is a fine diamond jewelry brand from Israel. The main goal was to provide the brand’s customers with the opportunity to purchase their products online.

    For Galith, Codica has created a convenient online shop based on Shopify, where users can purchase existing jewelry pieces or order custom ones.

    For more details please check the Case study: https://www.codica.com/case-studies/elegant-jewelry-store/

    Advanced accommodation marketplace

    XPATconnect is an Australia-based world-first marketplace that helps expats find long-term accommodation in several simple steps.

    The main results: 

    1. Powerful search system which allows you to choose accommodation taking into account your needs and preferences.
    2. The platform provides you with a system of reports, routes and an effective map to get an overview of each option.
    3. Its groundbreaking service assesses amenities, transport, shops and other facilities across city neighbourhoods based on your individual preferences.

    For more details please check the project on Behance: https://www.behance.net/gallery/77528879/Advanced-accommodation-search-p...

    Reviews

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    Web Development for an Adventure Company

    “We couldn’t have asked for a better team across every element of the web development process.”

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

    After fleshing out the design concept with wireframes and planning the UX/UI, Codica developed a platform from the ground up. The mobile responsive site is built on Ruby on Rails and includes booking features.

    The Reviewer
     
    2-10 Employees
     
    Sunshine Coast, Australia
    Ben Alexander
    Director, iExpedition
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    Codica delivered a website that catalyzed a substantial new revenue stream online. Within the first year alone, the platform brought in almost $2 million in sales. The optimized site attracts organic traffic from across the world. The entire process was flawless, and the team is highly skilled.

    BACKGROUND

    Introduce your business and what you do there.

    I’m the director of iExpedition. We specialize in expedition cruising, small ships that travel to the world’s most remote destinations.
     

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    What challenge were you trying to address with Codica?

    When we started working together, we didn’t have a website or even a business. We’d tried working with another Australian web developer for a while, but they couldn’t get the project off the ground.  We needed to find a new company to help us. 

    Our challenge was building a platform to represent expedition cruises in the market that made it easy for cruise travelers to navigate products and find the perfect one to make inquiries and bookings online. 

    SOLUTION

    What was the scope of their involvement?

    Codica helped us from the very beginning before we’d finalized the concept. They designed the UI/UX and all the wireframes. The primary platform is built on Ruby on Rails. Codica was instrumental in getting our site online and delivering a great product to the market.

    They built the website for desktop, but it’s also mobile responsive on tablets and smartphones. Our target market focused on people over the age of 50. Most of our clients use desktops more than mobile devices for the fine-tuned aspects of research. Since our offerings are mainly high-value, users tend to make final purchases on a computer, as well.

    What is the team composition? 

    Our primary points of contact were Dmitry (CEO, Codica) and a project manager.  A team worked behind the two.

    How did you come to work with Codica?

    My friend in Australia recommended Codica. They had built a product together, and that project had gone very well. 

    They had the right expertise, provided great recommendations, and were helpful since early on. IT development work is expensive in Australia, and they offer a competitive price relative to the market.  

    How much have you invested with them?

    We spent AU$50,000 (approximately $36,000 USD).
     
    What is the status of this engagement?

    We started working with Codica around September 2016 and launched the MVP website in July 2017. We tested and refined the site for the next three months using focus groups and started marketing it around October 2017. 

    We’re continuing to work together monthly to refine the website and make improvements. Having built it from the ground up, Codica’s solid understanding of our website makes them a pivotal part of our business.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    Codica helped us design and create an amazing platform, which has had very great early success. Once the site went live, we tracked metrics around business success. It has proven to work well in the market. We drove almost $2 million worth of sales in the first 12 months. 

    The website attracts a substantial amount of international inquiries, which make up 20% of our business even though we don’t market internationally. The way it is structured ranks well in Google worldwide and increased our organic traffic worldwide. We’ve been blown away by the website’s sales performance within the first 17 months.

    How did Codica perform from a project management standpoint?

    Codica’s performance was unbelievable from a project management perspective. We couldn’t have asked for a better team across every element of the web development process. We only had an expected 1–2–month delay in the initial development that’s standard for this sort of work. 

    Our project manager was proficient, talented, and had great language skills. Working with two contacts made the process seamless for the entire duration. I don’t recall even one hiccup. Having a single point of contact liaise with the team is better than getting too many people involved.

    Codica’s team is in Ukraine, and we’re in Australia. They come online at the end of my day and finish their work overnight. We communicate well via Slack and use a Trello board.
     
    What did you find most impressive about them?

    Our previous partner was a much more basic company that had tried building the platform on WordPress. Most of Codica’s developers use Ruby on Rails, which is very flexible in scope for future progress compared to other platforms. They have a vast in-house pool of experts for frontend, backend, UI/UX, and marketing. 
     
    Are there any areas they could improve?

    There’s nothing that comes to mind. No aspect of our professional relationship has proven inefficient. 
     
    Do you have any advice for future clients of theirs?

    Clients shouldn’t hesitate to work with Codica. My business wouldn’t exist without them. They’re an amazing, professional team that provided better services than we expected. 

    Anyone looking to build a platform should consider which programming language to use. Ruby on Rails is perfect for multiple websites.

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

    Development for an Analytics Website

    "Codica completes high-quality products at cost-effective prices."

    Quality: 
    5.0
    Schedule: 
    5.0
    Cost: 
    5.0
    Willing to refer: 
    5.0
    The Project
     
    $50,000 to $199,999
     
    July 2015 - Ongoing
    Project summary: 

    Codica built a responsive investment platform in Ruby on Rails and provides ongoing development. They made 8–9 domains in other languages, created a paywall section, and optimized web hosting services.

    The Reviewer
     
    2-10 Employees
     
    Utrecht, Netherlands
    Ronald Kok
    Founder, Analist
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    The platform has an adaptable infrastructure that provides a competitive advantage over similar sites. Codica delivers top-notch work on time and at reasonable rates; any delays are explained clearly. Regular meetings, transparent updates, and direct communication make for a productive workflow.

    BACKGROUND

    Introduce your business and what you do there.

    I’m the founder of Analist. We run an investment platform that provides information for small investors and the private market.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    What challenge were you trying to address with Codica?

    My collaborations with previous IT providers fell apart, so I engaged Codica as a development partner.

    SOLUTION

    What was the scope of their involvement?

    Codica designed and built my platform from scratch using Ruby on Rails. At first, it was desktop only, but they later updated it to make it responsive to mobile browsers. We have 8–9 domain names, and we’re looking to add Chinese and Russian versions once we secure translations. 

    The team created a paid section for the site in response to users who browse with ad blockers. The area offers more in-depth insights into the financial market to users who sign up. They also found the best hosting provider for our platform. They are optimizing in related areas, cutting unnecessary processes that increase server usage and thus our expenses. Codica is currently building a payment section and making minor edits on advertising banners.
     
    What is the team composition?

    We work with a team of developers, designers, and two project managers. The size of the team scales depending on our demand. We’ve worked with the same designer who first mapped the platform.
     
    How did you come to work with Codica?

    I posted a listing on Elance (now known as Upwork) looking for developers to build a cost-effective multilingual site with video, articles, and dynamic data such as stock prices. 

    After receiving multiple requests, I reached out to several companies based in India and Ukraine. I clicked with Codica during our initial conversations; after visiting their office, I chose them for this project.

    How much have you invested with them?

    We’ve spent $50,000 so far.

    What is the status of this engagement?

    We started working together in July 2015, and the project is ongoing.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    What used to be a bottleneck is now an advantage over competitor platforms. Thanks to Codica’s ongoing work, we now have a dynamic and flexible infrastructure. I’m thrilled with the quality of their coding.

    How did Codica perform from a project management standpoint?

    We communicate through Trello and Slack. Trello allows us to see the progress on any task and to send feedback. I also visit their offices a few times a year to talk directly with the developers about separate projects.

    Codica meet most of my deadlines; however, delays come from both sides—I sometimes add more tasks as a project progresses, which tacks on more time. 

    What did you find most impressive about them?

    Codica completes high-quality products at cost-effective prices.

    Are there any areas they could improve?

    No, I can’t think of anything.
     
    Do you have any advice for future clients of theirs?

    Learn about current IT trends and understand what’s possible in development. Compare prices between vendors, but I’ve found Codica to have lower rates than similar firms in Holland.

    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
      I’ve referred some Dutch companies to Codica a few years ago, and they still have ongoing business.