Concise Software. Building an integrated world.

Blockchain, dApps and mobile technology is moving fast. From intelligent hardware devices (IoT) to app-enhanced car dashboards, every industry can now participate in the smart, customer-drive app revolution. We help our clients and partners keep pace and thrive. As an engineering team, we specialize in building hardware-integrated mobile apps and the backend systems to power them.

As a team of consultants and specialists, we help with every phase of the planning, design, cloud infrastructure, and software engineering Have an existing project that is ready to go to the next level or looking to build a project from scratch? Let’s find out how we can help.

Specialties

Engineering, & development, Android, iOS, Blockchain, dApps, application development, Web Development, Connected vehicles, Automotive Infotainment Systems, IoT, User experience, Cloud consulting.

 
$5,000+
 
$50 - $99 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2011
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Berlin, Germany
headquarters
other locations
  • Geodetow 1
    Rzeszów 35328
    Poland
  • Große Reichenstraße 27
    Hamburg D20457
    Germany

Portfolio

Key clients: 

Red Bull, Ubitricity, Ars Electronica, Panasonic, Delivery Hero

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Oply (Examotive)

In partnership with a strategic automotive investor, Oply is an enabler and operator of intelligent mobility solutions for the modern world. With its unique blend of expertise, know-how and a proven MaaS platform, Oply solutions are designed to keep the world moving.

 

No need to privately own the vehicle anymore –  the right car is always one (app) click away from you. Oply already operates over 1.000 vehicles

across Germany and the UK.

 

Oply is a platform that allows you to rent cars for short periods of time with the help of your mobile phone. With the Oply mobile app, you can easily book and manage the vehicle you want to use. Oply is present in the cities of the UK and Germany – you do not need to use your own car in some cities, you only need to have access to the Oply app. 

 

For two years, Concise Software has been working on Oply / Examotive mobile applications for Android and iOS platforms. In addition to introducing new features, we were responsible for fixing bugs and implementing new content. The project was completed in September 2019. The applications were written “from scratch” and in the meantime, we started integration for another city – London

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Red Bull Mobile

Red Bull Mobile for our team was totally high energy project. Our focus went towards the new CMS and redesign. The Red Bull Mobile website provides exclusive access to the World of Red Bull! Besides tailor-made solutions of telecommunications packages that shall include state-of-the-art handsets and tariff packages of prepaid and/or postpaid schemes.

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Cheers app - spend time with your friends easier

Cheers is a mobile application that makes it very easy to create an event in which our friends will take part. What's more, it's an ideal solution for managing mass parties and a grateful tool for marketing people who want to promote their events. Everything you need to create an amazing show is in one place!
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E-voting app powered by blockchain

Modern companies need modern solutions. With the help of e-voting platform, it's possible to vote on shareholder resolutions using a simple and secure mobile application. In companies where shares are dispersed among shareholders, it's possible to engage each of them in voting - regardless of where they are currently located.

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Fundraising platform

Build an application that allows everyone to be invited to join the bootstrapping of a new two-sided marketplace and an investment ecosystem, and to once and for all democratize innovation and creation.

  Neufund at a glance

Neufund is a community-owned fundraising platform. It acts as a bridge between the investment world and the blockchain space. Using Neufund’s

legal and technical infrastructure, startups and established companies alike can legally issue a new type of asset we call tokenized equity.

Technology:

  • Blockchain
  • Ethereum
  • Smart Contracts
  • Solidity
  • Tokens
  • Javascript
  • ReactJS
The results

With the help of Concise, Neufund provides creators with the tool they need to fund their ventures by going directly to those who believe in their success. This tool allows the following:

  • reduce transaction costs between the two sides of the investment process
  • open up the investment space for private equity to everyone
  • eliminate geographical constraints from venture creation
  • make real-world private equity fully liquid by tokenizing it
  • onboard off-chain companies to the crypto economy
  • provide legally secure management functions for equity management

To make it a functioning blockchain economy we introduced a platform token called Neumark, along with several mechanisms that determine the nature of transactions between platform participants and thus Neumark’s value.

The two main types of actors on the platforms are investors and companies. Investors bring capital to the platform and look for interesting investment opportunities in companies. Companies are businesses of various kinds that look for funding by offering part of their shares to investors. The fundamental transaction on our platform is investment, whereby investors become shareholders in companies via Equity Token Offerings (ETO).

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Copyright storing service

Digital content lacks metadata information such as authorship, ownership, history and often the date of creation. The issue here relates to the proper and verifiable attribution of ownership, licensing and creation. Furthermore, metadata can be altered or removed after it has been finalized by the author, transferred to the cloud, resized or optimized for network performance.

  This inherent lack of
verifiable information breeds uncertainty, especially when applied to complex chains of licensing, syndication and ownership. For example, a digital publisher licensing a pre-published article does not have the ability to be certain of whether the document in its current form is authentic and owned and able to be licensed. Currently, there is an immediate opportunity for an open protocol to establish the rightful ownership of creative assets, but this protocol must allow for inherently complex and adaptable ownership models.

 

 

 

Technology:

  • Blockchain
  • Ethereum
  • Smart Contracts
  • Web3
  • Single Page Application
  • MetaMask
  • ReactJS
  • JavaScript
  • NodeJS
The results
With the help of Concise, our client was successful in deciding what the real needs were. Our help enabled them to answer questions about the best possible choice regarding technologies and methods, and to make the correct decision about business-technology solutions.
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Garden

Garden, created by Zander Adell, is an application that allows you to manage contacts with people you care about the most. It allows you to add notes, reminders and personal data to each of them. It checks whether you contact specific people according to a pre-determined schedule. The application is great for managing contacts with family, friends and colleagues and at the same time it allows you to avoid the constant use of

social media.

Garden, a program that we worked on with Zander Adell, turned out to be a really successful business project, which gained the interest of users and tech media around the world. The application receives very high ratings in the AppStore store and is still used by a significant group of people. We are honored to have been able to work on this project!

 

The result

Concise Software created Garden, a great-looking application, to be compliant with the latest standards. We engaged our Design and UX specialists to create a user-friendly environment. Work on the program was supervised by our QA team.

 

Concise took the time to understand the requirements and was passionate about creating a successful product. Their ability to mold a vision into a concrete plan with efficient solutions makes them a valuable partner. Alexander “Zander” Adell, Founder, Garden

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Connected KNX

Modern solutions need a proper way to present them to the world. KNX, the supplier of a complete standard for the smart home, has developed an ingenious technology that makes the world simpler, safer and more friendly. What have we managed to do for our partner?

KNX is the creator of an extensive smart home service system. Different devices are connected within one infrastructure

(according to the IoT concept) – sensors are able to recognize the presence of the householder and trigger specific procedures (e.g. switching on central heating, switching on lights). In addition, an extensive sensor network recognizes hazards such as fires, burglars, floods and, based on them, the system is able to warn the owner about a dangerous event. 

 

 

Our company had to create an interactive presentation, which would be displayed at a fair on an interactive touch screen with 12 points of touch recognition. By using the potential of a reference device, our task was to create a perfectly functioning “test environment” that a potential KNX customer or partner could familiarize themselves with. 

 

The results

 

 

In the time agreed with the client, we managed to create a fully functioning program – an interactive presentation according to the received guidelines. We have designed a solution that fully satisfies the client’s needs and works perfectly on reference equipment. The program created by our company matches the actual functionality of the infrastructure offered by KNX. 

 

The presentation was used by our client during trade fairs, where he promoted his own infrastructure. This project was a complete success – we are extremely proud to be able to work with KNX!

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Hungry House

Hungryhouse, owned by Delivery Hero, is a synonym for tasty and reliable online takeaway and food delivery services. Their platform, which allows you to order great meals in minutes, has gathered more than 10, 000 restaurants and 550, 000 honest customer reviews.

Concise started working with Delivery Hero from one of the first versions of the app, and so we have helped them to grow and refine it, and gain more and more

traction with their mobile products. We offer technical project analysis, development, professional tests and advice on features that might be important from a user perspective.

Hungry customers can order and pay for a takeaway food delivery in seconds, or choose a delivery time that suits them. We created mechanisms for searching by postcode or using the “Nearby” function to discover a new local favourite in the neighborhood.

Customers can also intuitively flick through each menu, which can be used in four directions. This, and many more...

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Kununu

Kununu is the leading jobs and careers community in Austria, Germany and Switzerland which allows job-seekers a free inside look into what it is like to work at more than 70,000 companies from this region. Our team had a pleasure to help Kununu with web development tasks.

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Ubitricity

Over the past few years, ubitricity has developed an integration of smart mobile metering inside cars themselves. Alongside this, charging cables and charge spots are developed into special, and economic, sockets suitable for almost universal installation, e. g. on walls or inside public lamp posts.

At the same time, modern IT and telecommunications, as well as the virtualisation of networks, ensures that users can take

their own electricity beyond the confines of distribution networks or control areas right to the charging spot, e. g. they can charge power generated by the solar panels installed on their roof.

In record time, the team at Concise helped ubitricity deliver and publish a mobile application for both iOS and Android.

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Digital Agency 3.0

The most fundamental questions nowadays are how do we, as a forward-thinking agency, stay relevant in an age of unlimited data, complex networks and Globalisation. This can be better phrased as ‘How might we future-proof our agency?’

As a distributed company we no longer think of ourselves as a classic company, but more as a marketplace for opportunities, that together provide services that an

Agency would build in the classic model. We think of ourselves more as a community of experts rather than a company with a structure.

Technology:

  • Blockchain
  • Ethereum
  • Smart Contracts
  • Web3
  • Single Page Application
  • Meta Mask
  • ReactJS
  • Javascript
  • NodeJS

The results:

As a solution to future challenges and an outline for a type of agency, a project was created called Agency 3.0. This is a vision of how this future agency will exist. It will be established on the foundations of transparency, distributed ownership, autonomous organization, and blockchain. Blockchain will provide Agency 3.0 with a Toolbox for building organizations. Further, blockchain will assist in providing the basic building blocks that we will use to construct the agency of the future.

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CS Agency – project management automation

The challenge

To make an automatic system to pay developers for their work. How should one distribute payment based on the amount of someone’s contribution to a project – by the amount of code, by the value of their skill?

Agency is our new approach to project management and distributes work among our developers. We have developed software that allows us to automatically distribute tokens depends on

the skill of developers and the amount of a developer’s work in a product.   Technology

 

  • Blockchain
  • Ethereum
  • Smart Contracts
  • Web3
  • Single Page Application
  • MetaMask
  • ReactJS
  • Javascript
  • NodeJS
  • Docker

 

  The results

 

We successfully developed an application that allows us to try the new approach to distribute payment in tokens based on developer skills. The application allows us to better-understand technology and blockchain itself.

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Citee Car

CiteeCar’s new iOS and Android smartphone apps are the most efficient way to utilise this car sharing platform. Besides offering the standard finding and booking of CiteeCar options, booking management and information about CiteeCar-stations, the app also offers a wider range of value added features.

These features include a “zoomable” map and information about the distance to the next CiteeCar based on current

location, or you can track when there will next be a car available for you.

It also allows you to choose between your favourite cars, making it faster and easier for you to book your car. Furthermore, the app offers one-click-booking so that you can book your favourite car quickly.

Finally, the smartphone app offers other features such as account details for members, CiteeCredits status for CiteeHosts, reporting and feedback options and an embedded direct link to the hotline.

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One Connect by Panasonic (AUPEO!)

We had a pleasure to participate in creating the first-ever vehicle-centric marketing and content delivery platform to connected drivers directly with the brands they trust.

Our team worked on AUPEO! by Panasonic – personal radio which is bringing a personal listening experience to the road. Nowadays AUPEO! is one of the main part of Panasonic Automotive debuted One Connect SM, the platform that Panasonic’s Personal

Radio by AUPEO! content service is built upon. This is the most innovative content delivery platform to date.
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BlueEyes for Fabernovel and Paris Metro

Living in a big city can cause big problems – especially when you need to create new, disabled-friendly places. The desire to improve disabled commuters’ experiences led to the creation of one of the most helpful indoor navigation tools – BlueEyes, an aid for complex urban environments

Project at a glance

BlueEyes acts as an indoor GPS, a modern

navigation tool that solves problems for thousands of people every single day. Dynamic navigation allows users to see their current position and itinerary right from their own smartphone.

 

The BlueEyes platform includes modern navigation software bundled within the mobile app, and an interpreting database with stored navigation instructions. A user-friendly administration interface allows users to customize the app and access navigation even in different connection conditions.

The results

RATP tested the BlueEyes prototypes twice – in 2006 and 2009, and both tests gave great results. The application received positive feedback from test users, and this helped to trigger rapid app development. The next steps oscillated around deploying BlueEyes navigation in each subway station and RER train station in Paris.

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Ars Electronica Center Facade

Ars Electronica Center in Linz is known as the ‘Museum of the Future”. The main mission of this institution is to facilitate the general public’s encounter with new media and virtual reality using interactive forms of expression. Lighting facades are one of the most impressive tools that can  express artistic spirit in a modern way.

The lighting facade of the Ars Electronica Center during the Ars Electronica Festival

was the largest LED lighting facade installation in Europe, composed of 1,100 LED strips. Each of them can be controlled via an electronic unit; a solution which makes it possible to individually tune colours and brightness of lights. Many artists were invited to use the 40,000 LED lights for their artistic experiments.

This project needed a specific development environment, created to simplify the creative process by using commonly available tools. Like a free application, it is easy to use for an artist, controlled straight from their own computer.

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Mobile App Dev for Technology Company

"Our engagement accelerated time to market."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
4.5
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
June 2018 - Jan. 2020
Project summary: 

Concise Software provided mobile app development with iOS and Android. Their team built a SaaS solution that would integrate with e-commerce websites.

The Reviewer
 
501-1,000 Employees
 
Sunnyvale, California
Jerome Nadel
CMO & GM, Rambus
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Concise Software successfully accelerated time to market. The project was managed effectively. The communication and ability to travel were strong. 

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am a former Chief Marketing Officer of Rambus - American technology company that designs, develops and licenses chip interface technologies and architectures that are used in digital electronics products.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Concise Software?

We were developing Pay&Go mobile apps - users could collect all goods and with the app (by scanning barcodes) make a payment and leave the store. No store member interaction was needed. Scope of another project which we developed together with Concise was a cross platform SaaS solution to be integrated by 3rd party merchants into their e-commerce websites and if applicable mobile apps (iOS + Android). Goal of this solution is to allow online payment combined with a loyalty program.

What were your goals for this project?

Enabling retailers to create a unified payment application for both online and in-store payment through a single secure mobile wallet, our team creates a frictionless shopping experience for consumers. Main goal: making the in-store and online payment check-out and payment process hassle free by digitizing payment, gift, loyalty cards as well as coupons and receipts. Once digitized, these different payment currencies can be unified into a single transaction.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We were advised to work with the Concise Software team by one of our partners.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

First project: Mobile Development team prepared an architecture of mobile apps, focusing on business needs requirements, data integration & security, and application quality. The team has built the applications and maintained them. Second project: Web team prepared an architecture of web app (Angular), focusing on business needs requirements, data integration & security, and application quality. The team has built the applications and maintained them so far. Quality Assurance Specialist ensured product quality. Project Manager dealt with requirements analysis and team management. Concise Software provided us with technical consulting services helping us to overcome integration challenges that emerged during the project. That team built the Android and iOS native mobile applications, integrated it, and ensured its security on time.

What was the team composition?

First project: Two senior Android developers, two senior iOS developers, one quality assurance specialist, and one PM. Second project: Four senior angular developers, one quality assurance specialist, and one PM.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Our engagement accelerated time to market and enabled us to deploy live at scale.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

The project was managed by our Product Owner from our side and Tech Project Manager from Concise’ side. This was a very effective set-up.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Development seniority level, communication skills, ability to travel (they were able to work from our Rotterdam office many times).

Are there any areas for improvement?

We have already recommended Concise Software, so they only should keep up with the good job they are doing.

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

Digital Product Development for Integrated Design Business

“They generally bend over backwards to meet their deadlines.”

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Apr. 2019 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Concise Software provides outsourced development services for a design company on an ongoing basis. They also provide software consultation services as needed.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Graz, Austria
Simon Hoerauf
Managing Partner, Moodley
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Concise Software’s contributions are consistently met with roaring applause. Their development skills are second to none and they have strong attention to detail. Customers can expect a communicative team that exemplifies professional tact.

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 managing partner at a design company. We work with integrative design, which combines several different disciplines, such as strategic consultancy on branding (both internally and externally), product development, service development, and communications. We have several different specialist units such as brand design, interaction design, and industrial design. Additionally, we have one central unit which focuses on user experience across all of these disciplines called experience design, which I manage.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Concise Software?

I work with Concise on a number of different projects, and usually, we work on product design and development, both frontend and at least consulting services on the backend. We tend to use our interpretation of design thinking, and they fit into that very well.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We typically start out with a user-based project phase and develop overall goals as part of the project plan, and then we transition to implementation and a sprint-based mode of operation. In terms of technology, we've worked in Angular and React, with a CMS they've built themselves. We've built mobile applications with them in Native, as well as hosting and more architectural projects. They've done technical consulting for one of our blockchain technology projects as well.

What is the team composition?

We've had some consultative projects with 2-3 members of their team, but we've also had some larger projects with them during peak times with 12 members.

How did you come to work with Concise Software?

They were recommended to me by a colleague. We went through a formal pitch process, at the time, and we selected Concise because they demonstrated a structured approach. They also showcased a clear understanding of our strategic goals as well as the technical requirements to achieve those goals.

Communication was also very crucial; in every complex project, whether it's service design or product design, you need to hold on to different people with different expertise, and different terminology to come together. If the communication doesn't work, you can have the smartest people in the world, but if the communication doesn't work, you won't get anywhere.

How much have you invested with them?

In my current collaboration with them, we've invested €20,000–€30,000 ( approximately $22,000 – 33,000 USD). Combining the work, they've done with my current company and my previous one, however, it's been €300,000–€400,000 (approximately $330,000 – $440,000 USD).

What is the status of this engagement?

I first started working with them at a different company in June 2017. In my current company, we began working together in April 2019, and our engagement is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Generally speaking, they've demonstrated very good attention to detail, very high-quality technical abilities, a good understanding of our business goals, and the technological implications of those goals.

How did Concise Software perform from a project management standpoint?

From day one, they were very good at communication. Communication is channeled in a very structured manner, and we typically only have to talk with one point of contact, which is great. They’re really responsive and have a good understanding of the design process. They're great at taking feedback and have no ego, which is very important as well. They generally bend over backwards to meet their deadlines.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They're very good at listening and understanding, which sets really sets them apart. They're also very nice people, which is not a trivial factor working with a lot of different people; it's relatively difficult to have everyone get along and have a good time doing it.

Are there any areas they could improve?

They are very enthusiastic and passionate about what they do, and sometimes that can be a good thing or a bad thing. They could perhaps reign in their energy at times.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

My advice is to expose them to the bigger picture. I've found they've provided great value across multiple points, not just developing software; they're a real "people business" so it helps to connect with them on an individual level across teams to ensure things work well.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They’re a great value for our money.
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Web Dev for Forestry Company

"The professional execution and thorough quality control are the best parts of working with Concise Software."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
4.5
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Oct. 2018 - Mar. 2019
Project summary: 

Concise Software made a WordPress website for a forestry company using existing designs and user stories. Key features include a search function, an inquiry form, and an external API-linked activity map.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Berlin, Germany
Tessa Mäder
Marketing Specialist, Mermaid Studios
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The new site has launched and received praise for its simple content creation functions and easy-to-use features. Concise Software delivered high-quality, bug-free web development work on time and at great value. Constant communication and professionalism made for a smooth workflow.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

Mermaid Studios GmbH is a UX Studio based in Berlin. We design user-centred software solutions like websites and apps for small, medium-sized and big businesses. My role in the company includes Marketing and Project Management.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Concise Software?

We redesigned a website for a forestry company to drastically shorten the information overload of the current website and include new functionalities like a map where they can search for activities in their area and several forms to request their services.

What were your goals for this project?

We hired Concise to bring our designs to life by developing the website. Challenges for this project were that we needed to set-up a high number of individual editing accesses for all the different forestry officer manager (around 40), which are only allowed to see and edit their own content and set-up the panel in a way that it is easy for them to manage the content. The project included front-end & back-end development, quality control as well as the migration to the server and bug fixing. One goal of the renewed website was to make it easier for users to find the content they are searching for by adding a prominent search bar and allow them to find & request different offers the forestry office digitally. Another goal was to enable the client to easily manage their content.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We worked together with Concise for a previous project and choose them based on their excellent performance on that project.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

The project started by handing over user stories & Figma designs to Concise. They created a joint Jira-board with all the tasks, which allowed a good overview of every Sprints goal and project status. The website was developed in Wordpress based on the customers' request. The key functionalities included a search function, a firewood inquiry request, a shop system (without payment) and the activity map mentioned above which is connected to an external API.

What was the team composition?

The tech team consisted out of front-end and back-end developers, dev ops and quality control. One of the developers also functioned as our tech project manager and was our contact for all request and kept us updated during the whole project.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The new website allows users to request the different offers of the forestry company in a quick and easy manner. Reducing the time the user needs to fulfil his or her goal. Through the thoughtful set-up of the backend the content creation on the customer side is much easier than before minimizing the time they need to introduce new content creators to the system and also creating and distributing their content.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

The project management was very good. Through the joint Jira board there was an excellent overview of the project status at all time and progress such as blockers were clearly visible. Concise always named a contact person or a substitute which ensured we always had a personal contact to talk to.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

The professional execution and thorough quality control are the best parts of working with Concise Software. The number of bugs is kept to a minimum with this set-up, which benefits all parties and makes the project runs smoothly.

Are there any areas for improvement?

The project was going really well. The only thing that could've been improved is more open communication of time estimates for certain tasks although we are aware that with dependencies it can be hard to estimate.

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

App Development for Innovation Firm

"… their expertise has led to early identification of risks, smart decision-making, and precise communication."

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

Concise Software offers web development services to an innovation firm. The team wireframes, designs, and builds applications, while also providing backend support.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Munich, Germany
Director, Innovation Firm
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Concise Software has taken an intricate set of design goals and has quickly built functional products. The team has impressed with its effective project management and its unique mix of competence and creativity. Their in-depth knowledge and varied skill set have led to seamless collaboration.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am the director of the seamless mobility division of a product/service innovation agency.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Concise Software?

We’ve hired Concise Software to work on a variety of different projects, most of which include technical design and planning, as well as software development and backend integration.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted to design and build a suite of mobile apps and related admin platforms. We needed products that would allow retailers to integrate payment, vouchers, and loyalty features directly into their own infrastructures.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We ran a competitive pitch with three service providers, and selected Concise Software because of their intelligent approach to our business challenge. We also felt that their culture and methodology fit that of our design team.

Describe the project in detail.

Concise Software has completed several development projects for different segments of our business. They’ve designed and built multiple retail applications, many of which include payment features and rewards programs. They also provide backend support of these platforms.

What was the team composition?

Their team included a project manager, two backend developers, a four-person frontend team, and two QA specialists.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We’ve been able to move from initial wireframes to a partial implementation within one year. The team worked extremely fast considering the complexity of that specific project, and we were pleasantly surprised with their efficiency.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

Collaboration between our team and theirs has been fluid and dynamic, and everyone seems to understand how the tasks they are directly responsible for fit into the larger picture. Also, Concise Software has many senior members on their team, and their expertise has led to early identification of risks, smart decision-making, and precise communication.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

As an innovation agency, we often deal with a large number of unknowns. Only teams with the right level of communication skills mixed with a good amount of courage and curiosity can handle this kind of work. Concise Software is one of them.

Are there any areas for improvement?

Nothing I can say at this moment, they’ve been great.

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

iOS Development for Stadium Events App

“Their developers are experienced and skillful, even when working remotely.”

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
4.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Oct. 2018 - Feb. 2019
Project summary: 

Concise Software developed the MVP of a sporting event platform for a third-party client. This involved an iOS app that sent promotions to fans in stadiums and a web app for team managers to create offers.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Berlin, Germany
Tessa Mäder
Project & Marketing Manager, Mermaid Studios
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Concise Software built the apps to spec, following established protocols and interacting professionally with all stakeholders. The team remained organized throughout the development process, which resulted in an effortless collaboration. 

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there. 

I’m the project and marketing manager for Mermaid Studios. We’re a user experience studio based in Berlin that conceptualizes and builds UX/UI designs for digital products.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Concise Software? 

We approached Concise Software to help us build the MVP of a sporting event platform for a third-party client. The project consisted of an iOS app that fans could access while at a stadium and a web app for sports team managers. 

What were your goals for this project? 

The main objective was to produce a functional product using proximity technology to provide fans with a superior in-stadium experience. Additionally, we wanted to enable sports teams and stadium managers to easily set up promotions and engage with fans.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor? 

We were looking for a competent development partner that was familiar with newer technologies. Eventually, we found Concise Software through a personal recommendation. 

Describe the project in detail. 

Using our UX designs, Concise Software helped build a platform that allowed fans to engage continuously with stadium staff and sports teams through geolocation and beacon technology. Fans could use the iOS app while at a stadium to receive personalized offers, news, and messages via push notifications and hyperlinks. Stadium staff and team managers could set these promotions through the accompanying web app based on time, location, and user persona. 

What was the team composition? 

While we provided the product management and designs, Concise Software conducted the project management, iOS development, web development, backend development, and QA.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We’ve just finished the product, so we don’t have any hard metrics yet. However, the client was happy with the results. 

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs? 

The way that Concise Software planned the development was excellent. We liked that they prepared a clear backlog of all of the tasks at the beginning of the project, which helped them keep to deadlines. They were also great at communicating with both our team and our stakeholders as well as following our protocols. 

What did you find most impressive about this company? 

Working with Concise Software just felt professional. Their developers are experienced and skillful, even when working remotely. Pawel (Android Team Leader, Concise Software) in particular was a big help. 

Are there any areas for improvement? 

During the project, our dedicated project manager wasn’t available for two weeks, so communication wasn’t as fluent as normal. But, once he returned, communication levels reverted back to their usual excellence.

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

Music App Development for Technology Company

"The best success is that we sold the app to a bigger competitor."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Oct. 2012 - Mar. 2014
Project summary: 

Using Objective-C and other technologies, Concise Software developed a native music radio mobile app for iOS.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
San Francisco, CA
William Hajjar
CEO and Founder, Senzari Inc.
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The total number of app users increased markedly since Concise Software was first engaged. The team corrected bugs quickly and responded equally as promptly to other concerns. Speed and efficiency were hallmarks of their work.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m CEO and founder of Senzari Inc., a technology company that is a leading provider of data and intelligence solutions for the media industry.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Concise Software?

They developed a music and radio mobile iOS application from scratch.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted to build a competitive music and radio mobile app for the U.S. and Latin American markets, with a target of four million new users.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

Concise Software had the best offer and the most experience in the mobile development.

Describe the project in detail.

Concise Software developed the WahWah app, a free personalized radio that can be used for running, cycling, or driving. It’s built on the iOS platform and is compatible with iPhone 5 display. Technologies used include Objective-C, MapKit, ASIHTTP, QuartzCore, and XCode.

What was the team composition?

The team at Concise Software was composed of a technical project manager, two senior iOS developers, several QA team members, and an account manager.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The app reached approximately six million users, which greatly exceeded our goal. The best success is that we sold the app to a bigger competitor.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

The team was fast and efficient. They reacted quickly to fix any errors and had overall good communication.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

The team’s operating speed was impressive, and they provided excellent value.

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

Mobile App Development for Personal Relationship Management Firm

"When I voiced concerns, I felt like they were heard, and I always saw satisfactory results."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
3.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Jan. 2017 - Apr. 2018
Project summary: 

Concise Software developed a mobile app and cooperated to design the UX/UI.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
San Francisco
Alexander Adell
Founder, Garden
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The app was praised in a tech article and on a product rating site. Concise took the time to understand the requirements and was passionate about creating a successful product. Their ability to mold a vision into a concrete plan with efficient solutions make them a valuable partner.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am the founder of the app, Garden, a personal relationship management app that sends you regular reminders to reach out to the people who matter most in your life. It makes sure you never lose touch with friends, family, or your network.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Concise Software?

We needed them for app design and development.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted a functional app design, app development, and production release.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

After interviewing several firms, I chose Concise because of their clear grasp of the project, as demonstrated by their well-thought-out wireframes presented in their pitch.

Describe the project in detail.

After working regularly with the various members of the team to iterate design and product flows, Concise started to develop the app. Their team proactively presented ideas and solutions to challenges throughout the project.

What was the team composition?

My project was relatively simple, and so I was assigned one designer, one frontend developer, and one backend develop. I mostly communicated with the front end engineer who then communicated with the rest of the team.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The project was a total success and a tech writer wrote an article about the app. It also holds a top-ten spot on a third-party product website.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

Our workflow was very effective. Their clear understanding and passion for the project made it feel like they were members of my team. When I voiced concerns, I felt like they were heard, and I always saw satisfactory results from our notes and meetings. I always felt comfortable to push forward with my preference in the few cases where it contradicted their recommendations.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Concise has the very rare ability to see a vision and relentlessly help you navigate towards it—all the while pointing out obstacles and presenting efficient solutions.

Are there any areas for improvement?

Their communication with the main contact was great, but if he was on vacation, communication was a bit slower. They could've been more proactive in handing out the project. 

5.0
Overall Score They provide high-quality outsourcing which is hard to find.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 3.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    The project ended up being more expensive than scoped.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    The final result was solid and clean, and their team was professional.

Mobile App Development for Food Ordering Platform

"The agency's access to leading talent and consistent delivery of high-quality results keeps us happy."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
June 2012 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Concise Software is developing iOS and Android apps by building new features and creating changes through user feedback. Their team also provides product direction and technical advice.

The Reviewer
 
201-500 Employees
 
Berlin, Germany and London, UK
Arthur Maas
CTO and CPO, hungryhouse
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

With Concise's dedication to delivering high-quality products, mobile ordering has increased by over 40% and conversions rates continue to increase. The team's experience, trustworthiness, and thorough understanding of the business' needs make them a valuable partner.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am the CTO and CPO of hungryhouse, a mobile and web platform for ordering takeaway food online.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Concise Software?

We hired Concise Software to build, maintain, and grow our iOS and Android apps.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted a mobile app development partner that would scale with us as our business grew.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

They were referred to us by one of our investors.

Describe the project in detail.

Concise partners with us to develop our iOS and Android apps by building new features, fixing bugs/crashes, developing prototypes for user testing, and interacting with our beta community. Their team also provides valuable analysis on user feedback and product/technology direction. 

What was the team composition?

Their team is composed of four iOS developers (including a team lead), and four Android developers (including a team lead).

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Concise continues to be an integral part of our company's growth. Our mobile order percentages increased from 5% to more than 45%. Their apps consistently increase our conversion rates and help ship category-leading features.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

Concise makes our workflow seamless. We use scrum to coordinate development and our teams communicate through Slack and Jira to make deliveries predictable. We meet in-person once per quarter to do in-depth planning.

They currently have four years of experience with us and feel like a part of our company. 

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Concise's developers are some of the most experienced, trustworthy, and skilled in the market. Their strong relationship with us is invaluable to our company. The agency's access to leading talent and consistent delivery of high-quality results keeps us happy.

Are there any areas for improvement?

No, I don't see any areas for improvement. 

5.0
Overall Score They're an invaluable partner.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They provide a stable team and we never have issues with scheduling.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    We are very satisfied with the value of the apps Concise has built.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Their work is delivered on time and meet the criteria.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    They are great people who are very easy to work with.

Web and Mobile Dev for Holding Company

“They’re a technically proficient and business-savvy team.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
Jan. 2015 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Subcontracted developers from Concise work on a variety of startup projects, including e-commerce products, mobile apps, and web platforms.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Berlin, Germany
Co-Founder, Consulting Group
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Concise Software’s involvement allows internal staff to focus on core tasks. Their team is highly competent and grasp business goals.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m the co-founder of a holding company involved in individual startup and agency projects.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Concise Software?

We hired them to provide web and mobile development, UX conception, and technical audit services.

What were your goals for this project?

Our goal was to develop various products in iterations pre- and post-market launch.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

They were referred by personal contacts.

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

We've done various projects with Concise, including e-commerce products, B2C apps, and content platforms. The larger ones were a hybrid of backend and frontend development.

What was the team composition?

We’ve worked with about 1–10 persons, depending on the project.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We outsource a good chunk of development to Concise, allowing us to focus on market development and customer research.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

We coordinate via Trello.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

They’re a technically proficient and business-savvy team.

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

iOS App Development Support For BRiN

"...the Concise team was very responsive to our requirements and open to making workflow changes."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
3.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Sept. 2017 - Jan. 2018
Project summary: 

Concise Software assisted with the development of an iOS mobile application. They provided project management, backend development, and reporting.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Sydney, Australia
Carolyn Birchill
COO, BRiN
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Fluid, efficient collaboration with Concise Software enabled the in-house team to deliver projects before the deadline. The team was always capable of improving their workflow, adjusting requirements, and delivering high-quality code.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am the COO of BRiN. We provide quality business education to anyone, at any time or place, through our mobile app.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Concise Software?

They supported our onshore team with iOS mobile development.

What were your goals for this project?

To roll out desired features in a shorter period while also ensuring and maintaining quality.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We went out to people we knew for recommendations and researched each company. Then we spoke to each company to ensure we found the right fit.

Describe the project in detail.

Initially, we went through our requirements in great detail and provided an overview of what we had built to date. In addition to agreeing on how we would work together and which systems we would utilize, we also agreed on a reporting and invoicing format so that stakeholders in our business could see the progress and the value of their investments.

What was the team composition?

Concise Software originally provided a project manager and one developer, which later increased to two developers.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The collaboration between our onshore team and Concise Software enabled us to meet all our delivery deadlines with each release.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

We continually worked on improving our workflow. From the beginning, we had weekly meetings, daily standups, and monthly progress reports.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Their willingness to listen to what we needed and amend workflows to ensure seamless collaboration.

Are there any areas for improvement?

Outsourcing can be a challenge, but the Concise team was very responsive to our requirements and open to making workflow changes as required. We saw them as a valuable extension of our core team.

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