Custom Software Development

DDI Development is a reliable provider of the web and mobile solutions for startups, nonprofits, big and middle size enterprises. With more than 100 completed projects under our belt, the team of versatile experts have enhanced the expertise in building e-learning platforms, recruitment and financial systems, CRMs and e-commerce web sources, etc.

Cost and time efficient. Setting the project goals the major objective is always considered. We are dedicated to delivering the product which greatly contributes to the revenue of a client’s company and is completed within required timeframe.

Agile and responsive. Responsive methodologies we apply let clients specify desired functionality in the midst of a project life cycle which allows to adapt an outcome to the market constantly evolving.

Trusted and devoted. We encourage long-lasting relationships to deliver not only a robust software but also to raise it during a lifetime. 71% of our clients return to scale their existing products, refactor them, or to receive ongoing maintenance. That’s why building trustful relationships is our core philosophy. 

 
$10,000+
 
$25 - $49 / hr
 
50 - 249
 Founded
2007
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Tallinn, Estonia
headquarters
other locations

Portfolio

Key clients: 
  • Notesmaster,
  • Klink,
  • Reservation Federal System,
  • Akela,
  • Kelprof,
  • Canali,
  • Easyfinance,
  • Eboss,
  • Akela Mobile App,
  • Breinstijlatwork,
  • FlowStoke,
  • Easyfinance Mobile App,
  • Ipgraphy.

Notesmaster

About the project: innovative e-learning platform with a unique award-winning approach. It provides great opportunities for local or international students to study, track progress, exchange materials, and collaborate with teachers and students around the world online.

Solutions: we have designed and built a user-friendly and responsive e-learning platform with the incorporated

payment option. The platform enables to work fast due to highly optimized code and mature architecture. It provides fast load times and seamless user experience, helps to increase user base and profit.

Technologies: PHP/Symfony, Python/Django, Postgresql, HTML5, CSS3, LessCSS, AWS SDK, SDK, Sphinx, Bootstrap, jQuery, Twig , PayPal API, Twiddla API.

Akela

About the project: an integrated investment platform that provides exclusive share offers to corporations and investors as co-creators in value adding and wealth generation.

Solutions: we have designed and built a unique investment platform. It allows participating in offers from leading industry corporates, provides a total managed solution, such as receive notifications, apply

and complete your applications online, and receive confirmation of your allocations.

Technologies: Symfony, Third Party Integration, Twilio, MailChimp, RabbitMQ, Vagrant, jQuery, Bootstrap, LESS, MySQL, Doctrine, Twig, greenID.

Reservation Federal System

About the project: it is a website that presents information about the hostels throughout the country where users can choose a hostel based on the most favorable prices and reserve it absolutely chargeless.


Solutions: we have designed and built a website that helps to automate business processes based on ARIS methodology. Also, we have developed a CRM and created a full-cycled

marketing strategy including internet marketing, PR, social networks, forums for the hostels.


Technologies: PHP, Laravel, MySQL, Vue.js, Webpack, RESTFul API, Google Maps API, DaData API.

eBoss

About the project: a new and powerful online recruitment solution that significantly streamlines your recruitment workflow and simplifies recruitment processes from the different countries around the world.

Solutions: we have built a recruitment platform that allows you to import candidates and data in a simple way, find the best candidates, build shortlists of ideal candidates,

send updated CVs to clients, make decisions with insights and reporting tools.

Technologies: PHP, Symfony, Doctrine, MySQL, Redis, Twig, HTML5, CSS3, jQuery.

Easyfinance Mobile App

About the project: a mobile app packed with a full set of useful features that help to improve financial situation and make the right financial decisions.


Solutions: we have built a mobile app that helps to define the financial goals, provides financial planning, cash management, detailed incomes and expenses reports, budgeting and advanced costing, etc.


/> Technologies: Objective C, UIKit, Foundation, AFNetworking.

Akela Mobile App

About the project: Australian investment platform that provides exclusive share offers to its members.


Solutions: we have built a mobile app for Android and iOS. The app is a light version that provides a limited set of functionality for technical reasons in contrast to a web version. It allows you to view what is on offer and place an order once you have set up an

account.


Technologies: React-native, Redux, OAuth2.0.

Flowstoke

About the project: it is an advanced resource that provides everything about sports, equipment, improving skills and the action itself for any person who is keen on water sports.


Solutions: we have built a user-friendly website that provides a full set of features for people who are interested in sports. The website allows users to find sport clinic, crew or spot guide, get a

coach, plan sessions, find shops, rental, repair, shapers, marketplace, etc.

Technologies: Php, Symfony, jQuery, Mysql, 3d part Api, Stripe, Google maps, Facebook Oauth, Google+ Oauth, Websocket

Canali

About the project: CMS for a world famous tailor-made Italian brand that offers sophisticated and exceptional collections of clothing, shoes, and accessories.

Solutions: we have designed and built great and highly secure customer management system that delivers great value for the family business. It provides consistent brand images and standard navigation across all websites,

gives different levels of access to different users, allows alerts and notifications to be set, etc.

Technologies: PHP, Symfony, MySQL, HTML5, CSS3, GeoIP, i18n.

Kelprof

About the project: an educational platform that helps students to find available tutors within the regions they live.

Solutions: we have built a high-load system, that provides a great number of administrative tools, allows convenient scheduling, detects your IP address to identify your location and offer a tutor in your location.

Technologies:

Symfony, Zend Libraries, Doctrine, MySQL, Sphinx, PayPal API, HTML5, CSS3 ,Bootstrap, jQuery, jQuery UI, Google Maps Engine.
 

Easyfinance

About the project: the largest personal finance management system packed with a full set of useful features that help to improve financial situation and make the right financial decisions.

Solutions: We have developed from scratch an efficient fintech solution with a user-friendly design. The system provides access based on the payment model (Free, Full Pro, Medium Pro and Light

Pro) users chose, reports about budget over-runs, alerts and notifies users about transactions they made, etc.

Technologies: PHP, Symfony, Doctrine, Sphinx, MySQL, Memcache, AWS(VPC, EC2, S3); Smarty, HTML5, CSS3, Bootstrap, jQuery, jQuery UI.

Breinstijlatwork

About the project: platform that combines coaching, inspiration sessions and online follow-up. It allows companies to identify "unique" characteristics of every employee who passes the test and advise how to improve skills.


Solutions: we have created a platform that provides safe workplace, where every style of working is appreciated, helps to build teams and understand your

colleagues better.


Technologies: PHP, Symfony, jquery, Mysql, D3js, 3part api: Linkedin Oauth.

Ipgraphy

About the project: it is an innovative AI-powered platform designed to keep trademarks protected.

Solutions: we have built and designed the platform from scratch that helps you save time and money, protect your brand. The system allows you to search trademarks within the EUTM database using graphical representation (logos), spelling, meaning, and pronunciation to identify if there is

a trademark similarity.
 

Technologies: Angular JS, Laravel, HTML/CSS.

Reviews

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Frontend and Backend Development for e-Commerce Provider

"They have been able to solve problems where other web developers had failed."

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

DDI Development provides long-term technical repair solutions for an e-commerce site’s frontend and backend. They currently manage QA and web updates while adding developers and advising transitions.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Genoa, Italy
Marco Dallatomasina
CEO, Bluehack
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

With DDI Development on board, general performance increased by 70%. The team demonstrates exceptional communication, strong technical proficiency amidst detailed requirements, and timely deliverables.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

Our company, Bluehack srl (Ltd), owns the brand Kiralo, which is an e-commerce community-driven brand whose catalog of products is entirely taken care of by users. All the products on offer are required, voted, and discussed by the community of enthusiasts. Bluhack has five members and a few contributors. Kiralo is gathering among its members the most passionate and experienced people for each product category and is building the largest online community of enthusiasts.

The union of these users allows us to exert greater bargaining power on our suppliers to provide our users—mostly big spenders—the best prices online compared to high-volume purchases. We manage it like group buying. The Kiralo website is a private site where only registered users can use the facilities and see the prices. I'm one of the founders and CEO of Bluehack. I take care of the development of the business and the commercial side. 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with DDI Development?

DDI Development has helped us to fix many of the problems on both the frontend and the backend of the site. They managed to fix the issues where other developers had failed. We found a perfect technical partner with DDI Development. 

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They handle quality assurance and web development.

How did you come to work with DDI Development?

I found them on a website for web development freelancers.

How much have you invested with DDI Development?

It has been about $50,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

The tasks have always been executed perfectly, and a relationship of trust has developed between Bluhack and DDI. I expect a long-term collaboration. 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any evidence that would demonstrate the productivity, quality of work, or impact of the engagement?

The general performance of the project increased by 70%. A Bluehack stakeholder, who has another project, was pleasantly surprised by the work DDI Development did, so he decided to use their services for his project, which involved tasks related to a new software framework for the management of photovoltaic plants.

How did DDI Development perform from a project management standpoint?

They have very good project management. DDI Development has provided me with other developers when we needed them and recommended other aspects, such as the delicate transition from one provider to another.

What did you find most impressive about DDI Development?

They have been able to solve problems where other web developers had failed. The managing of communication and timing was perfect.

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

Platform Development For Boutique Management Consultancy

"They're able and willing to be flexible with their clients."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
3.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
4.5
The Project
 
Confidential
Project summary: 

DDI Development lent development skills to a management company's database and platform back-end. The project primarily involved work in PHP, JavaScript, and Angular JS.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Foris Hoppe
Founder, We Build Concepts
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Throughout the project, DDI Development impressed with their cooperation, thorough documentation, and solid project management skills. When circumstances changed, the team was able to quickly adapt their approach to suit new requirements.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization.

We are a digital agency that builds custom platforms, mostly SaaS [software-as-a-service] solutions, for ourselves and for our own clients.

What is your position?

I'm the founder.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What business challenge were you trying to address with DDI Development?

It was for custom development. Actually, I was working with another company, and they passed the project onto DDI. I did not contact them directly, but it just kind of went that way, and I stuck with them ever since.

I think their workload was too high for the other company and they didn't have the capacity to do the job that I asked them to do. As a result, they passed it onto DDI.

There was a short "Twilight Zone" moment in between where a developer of theirs was working on the project and the other company was managing the project. That kind of went awry, and it was not working at all. Then, at some point, we just transferred the whole project to DDI. I got a project manager from DDI.

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their involvement.

It was primarily database and back-end development. It was just the back-end of the platform. I used a designer from a different company to deal with the front-end coding and implementation. DDI configured everything. They usually used the Symphony framework. They were using PHP, JavaScript, and Angular JS. 

Could you provide a sense of the size of this initiative in financial terms?

I think it's about $10,000. Our new project is also not too big so that's going to be $4,000 next year [2016]. Right now, we are contemplating on what we are going to do next.

What is the status of this engagement?

There is one project running and so that's ongoing process, but a separate project was completed about a week ago [December 2015].

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any statistics or metrics from this engagement?

We are starting a pilot phase quite soon. From real users, I don't really have any feedback yet.

How did DDI Development perform from a project management standpoint?

I haven't experienced any issues from a PM standpoint. We don't use any special tools, just Google Docs and email. All of our meetings happen through Skype.

What distinguishes DDI Development from other providers?

They're able and willing to be flexible with their clients, which is a great attribute. Projects and circumstances can change rather quickly, so it's important to have a partner capable of adapting to the situation.

Is there anything DDI Development could have improved or done differently?

I have been talking about this quite extensively with my project manager because I think developers from Holland have a different mentality, especially revolving around the quality of the deliverables and the management of their deadlines. I think there is some room for improvement there.

4.0
Overall Score
  • 3.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    That's from a Dutch point of view. If you compare it with what you can do with the same amount of money with Dutch developers, then you get a lot more bang for your buck.
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 4.5 NPS
    Willing to refer

Developed E-Learning Platform For Education Startup

"DDI built an award-winning platform certified by the UN."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
Project summary: 

DDI Development built an e-learning web platform for a management company. Projects mainly involved wireframing, front- and back-end development, API integration, and quality assurance.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
London, United Kingdom
Commercial Director, Educational Startup
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The platform is highly accessible, allowing users to easily create and implement content. It is used globally and won a UN award for societal impact in Namibia. DDI Development forged a strong relationship through their reliable delivery, efficient workflow, and exceptional technical skill.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization.

We are a small e-learning platform that began in 2008. We developed a set of customized e-learning platforms for different countries. By customized, we mean it revolves around the curriculum for that country. For example, in the Caribbean you’ve got one examination body that deals with 19 countries, we partnered with that examination council. We have access to all of those countries; all of those countries use our platform. We focus primarily on underdeveloped countries, that’s the important point. Our approach has to encompass persons new to the web, so DDI has had to from the beginning, be aware that they’re developing a platform for persons that are new to the Internet.

What is your position?

I’m one of the directors of the company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What business challenge were you trying to address with DDI Development?

What it came down to was having the resources we needed to build our solutions. We did not have enough talent to do it alone. We wanted to partner with a firm that could serve as a long-term resource and be able to handle complex development work.

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their involvement.

It’s primarily been development work, custom coding. It had also involved a certain layer of project management in terms of how best we should implement what we’ve done. For example, in terms of making sure that the markets that we’re in actually understand what we’re seeking to do. They put a lot of effort into it – responsible for the backend development, the frontend development, and APIs, which we do through Amazon. We would present a series of ideas to them. They would then develop wireframes. They bring a layer of advice to the process. I say advice because what happens is, we speak to teachers on the ground and teachers communicate to us what we do. We have an in-house design team that works extensively with end-users to improve the interface and user experience. DDI has mostly implemented our work using Python and Django, so they control all of that. They do the quality assurance, too. We also have our own quality assurance here because we just need to make sure that it always has the eye of someone from Africa or someone from the Caribbean, just so we don’t get too carried away with the latest stuff.

They’ve worked with a number of technologies like PHP, HTML, SQL and JavaScript.

How did you come to work with DDI Development?

When we were first approaching this, we weren’t sure if we were going to take a pre-existing solution and customize it for our needs or if we were going to build something custom from scratch and tailor it entirely to our needs. After doing some research and consulting with a number of different business partners, we decided that building something tailored to us would be the best way to go. Once we decided on that we received a referral from a business partner to consider hiring DDI. We approached DDI and a couple other companies and evaluated them as carefully as we could. DDI seemed like they would be the best fit because they had a lot of previous work experience, had a good amount of resource availability and came highly recommended.

Could you provide a sense of the size of this initiative in financial terms?

It has been around $300,000 since 2011.

What is the status of this engagement?

It’s not completed. We are always resolving bugs, developing new features or trying to improve the system performance. They’re heavily involved at this point.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any statistics or metrics from this engagement?

User satisfaction is the easiest thing to share; people really seem to like to use the platform. It’s complicated to do a learning management system because you have to cater to those that aren't necessarily computer literate, and some or technophobes. Quite often when we do our workshops, people are being introduced to computing as well as our platform, which is called Notes Master. Notes Master is about simplifying e-learning through creating your own resources and then archiving them in your syllabus and then sharing them with your students. Our platform is considered very easy to use, but the best thing I would point to is the United Nations in 2003 launched a series of awards for societal change and impact. Our initiative on Notes Master, Namibia initiative won the award last month for 2016 societal impact.

We’re going to pick it up in China next year in February. A large part of that is due to the Notes Master platform. That’s what they evaluated on, that’s what they based it on so I wouldn’t think it’s a stretch to say DDI built an award-winning platform certified by the UN. I mean, there are a lot of awards out in the world but not everybody gets an award from the UN. We’re thrilled to have received it. You have to be nominated at a national level so you have to have made an impact in your country and then you get put forward by that country representative and it’s like 390 nominees, and then I think its 8 categories, 5 winners per category for different fields, and we won. It’s definitely a testament to what DDI developed.

How did DDI Development perform from a project management standpoint?

We used Red Mine and Assembler to manage the project. Our experience with the two tools was positive and they definitely helped us manage tasks and submit feedback in an efficient manner.

What distinguishes DDI Development from other providers?

Two things come to mind. We’ve tried companies and partners in South Africa, in India and obviously in UK and here in the Ukraine, but we’ve stuck with DDI. We have stuck with them because each time we do an evaluation or some of the other directors propose that we move on, there is no reason to do so. I wouldn’t say it’s unique but it’s definitely effective and it’s effective relative to the others that we’ve used. The other thing is, you follow the news, Ukraine is not in a great state and that hasn’t caused any challenges with our relationship. They haven’t been late on delivery and say some bombs exploded down the road or something. They haven’t used that as an excuse, so they’ve been pretty good in what is, I would imagine, quite a troubled climate there. They’re extremely reliable.

4.5
Overall Score   Five would imply there’s no room for improvement and there’s always room for improvement. I get online and I can get things written to me before I have to write them, that would be perfect but I have to ask the questions.
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
     
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    That’s one of the big things. You go abroad to India, to South Africa, to Eastern Europe because it’s supposed to be cheaper and quite often you don’t get good value for money. Relative to the UK, these guys are awesome.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
     They’re online all the time. There’s never a day I check in and there’s no one there and that’s been throughout the many years.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I would do it, definitely.