Community empowering apps

Our vision: Software developers contribute with their talents to solve global issues.

We craft digital mobile products (iOS & Android) with a good purpose.
They empower communities to make a positive change in the world.
That’s how we break the status quo.

 
$10,000+
 
$50 - $99 / hr
 
2 - 9
 Founded
2015
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Iasi, Romania
headquarters

Portfolio

Key clients: 

Digital agencies: Subsign.co, ITGambit

Startups: Alchol Free Friend, CoMotion, Timefly.

NGO collaborations: Code 4 Romania.

Our own app: Gasitorii (translated to "Finders", in English) - an app that uses the power of communities to find missing people and pets.

Alcohol Free Friend

Sarah Turner, from Harrogate Sanctuary, created a 6 weeks program that works 90% of the time (40% more successful than regular AA – Alcoholics Anonymous). Her approach was based on one-on-one communication and a bespoke program for each woman.

Sarah wanted an app that could scale the impact and help more people live a healthier, better life. Not just for women, but for men too.

Our ambition was still to come up with a design that would maximize the impact on peoples’ lives.

The solution was to create an iOS MVP app with a great conversational interface that will help as many people as possible.

CoMotion

Our friends at Subsign did a great new UI & UX design for CoMotion. We helped with our expertise in the iOS platforms and maximized its potential on iOS. The general user experience (UX), over the months we worked together. Also, because the code was so bad, inevitably, we needed to re-write parts of the code.

We helped CoMotion with adding transit information between trips and trip events to enrich its user’s experience and possibilities, added new news feed items. Overall, we improved the app performance, responsiveness and code quality.

Reviews

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iOS App Development for Social Trip Planner

“They always found a way.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Aug. 2015 - Sept. 2017
Project summary: 

As a third-party vendor, Dolfn took over iOS development from another agency. Working with an internal team, they improved the UX/UI, implemented new features, and assisted with iterations.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Romania
Bogdan Apetrii
Creative Partner, Subsign
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Dolfn’s expertise and quality output allowed the internal design team to focus on core strengths and successfully meet the deadline. The team was enthusiastic, proactive, and communicative, and often offered useful counsel to enhance the engagement.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am the co-owner and creative partner of Subsign, a full-service marketing agency.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Dolfn?

Dolfn helped develop an iOS app for one of our clients.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted to create a new UI design and improve the UX of our client’s social trip planner. We took over the project from another agency. They already had some code written, but it was poorly managed and had a less effective UX.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We chose them because of their level of professionalism and pricing.

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

Dolfn helped us structure the information from the client and were instrumental in the product development phase, providing excellent advice on the technology and process. Since the original code was badly written, they helped us rewrite parts of it and added new features such as transit information between trips and newsfeed items. Overall, they improved the app performance, responsiveness, and code quality.

What was the team composition?

We worked with four core members of their team. Based on specific needs, other people came in at different points of the product development, launch, and iterations.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Dolfn allowed us to focus on UI and UX design, which are our core business. They provided quality output and dealt with technical issues. Plus, their expertise allowed us to maximize the app’s potential on iOS.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

Since we had the project overview, we were in constant communication with the end client and the team. Dolfn assigned a key representative who maintained contact with us and joined client calls. This setup was quite effective, allowing us to successfully meet our deadlines.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Their proactive approach and professionalism definitely impressed us. We did have some crazy requirements, but they never said that something can’t be done. They always found a way. They have great customer service and a motivated team.

Are there any areas where they can improve?

I can’t think of anything to improve at this moment. We got what more than what we expected.

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
    We highly recommend them. We will be working with them again in the future.