Mobile application development.

Working in every field of mobile app development, e-Legion empowers their clients with comprehensive and market-ready apps. The company focuses on building apps that have authentic customer experience and boost business growth. e-Legion provides an excellent service based on four main pillars: careful analytics, UX/UI design, strong development, and detailed testing. 

 

e-Legion also organizes the MBLT conferences to facilitate the networking and expertise sharing in the mobile niche. There are two annual events held in Moscow: the International Mobile Conference for Business MBLT and the Mobile Developers Conference MBLTdev.e-Legion brings together internationally known experts, developers and mobile marketers communities, startups, designers, and IT-companies to exchange the expertise and knowledge.

Moreover, e-Legion hosts diverse developers schools where the younger generation of IT-specialists can gain new experience. Being a pioneer in the field of mobile development in Russia, e-Legion believes that this niche has to be developed by organizing such events.

 
$25,000+
 
$25 - $49 / hr
 
50 - 249
 Founded
2005
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St Petersburg, Russia
headquaters
  • e-Legion
    4 Optikov St.
    St Petersburg 197374
    Russia
    7.812.324.2724
other locations
  • e-Legion
    8 Nauchniy Proezd, Bldg. 1, Office 431
    Moscow 117246
    Russia
    7.499.653.7156

Portfolio

Key clients: 

IKEA, RaiffeisenBank, SmartBear Software, Yandex, Ginza Project, BMW, Mail.ru, Sports.tu, Odnoklassniki, Rain TV, 1TV, LinguaLeo, Bank of Moscow, Globus, Tele2, Sberbank, Yota, DPD, Alfa Bank.

Sberbank

We have developed several iOS and Android apps for Sberbank, the largest Russian banking system. Those apps provide an effective and convenient feedback channel for private and corporate customers.

DPD

Mobile App Prototype for DPD developed by our team combines functions offered by a company to individual and corporate customers. This simple and intuitive app for ordering a parcel delivery and tracking its status will be soon available on the App Store and Google Play.

Alfa-Direct

We have built a cool fintech-app for Alfa-Bank — Alfa-Direct! iOS users can:

— carry out transactions with securities, currency and derivatives instruments on the Moscow stock exchange,

— monitor the status of the portfolio,

— check real-time quotes,

— receive current stock news.

The project is implemented under the Scrum methodology.

TELE2

We have developed simple, easy-to-use and beautiful Android and iOS apps for TELE2 clients. Detailed analysis of the customers’ needs helped us to create a great tool for users containing expenses tracker, account status updates, and providing all the recent information about TELE2 services.

Globus

We have developed a mobile app for Globus Hypermarket Chain presented in Germany, Czech Republic and Russia. The app allows to create shopping lists that are managed by gestures. We tried to make them easy-to-navigate and similar to to-do lists.

While working on the Globus project, we have established an advanced architecture that let us make changes per client request.

Mail.ru

We worked on three projects for Russian IT giant Mail.ru Group. First one is 'Buy a car' application for the most popular car search in the Runet — '[email protected]'. It allows to be up on news of car industry and helps to sell or change a car. Second onr is the News feed app. And the third one is Mail client that gives you access to all features of your mailbox via POP/SMTP, web- and wap-interface. Today this app has over 27 million users what makes it one of the most popular post services.

Yandex

We took part in developing apps for iOS and Android 
for IT giant Yandex. We had a hand in the 
development of transport, traveling, business 
and leisure apps. Each of these apps is used by 
millions of people all over the country.

Ginza delivery service

Mobile application GDS for the Ginza Project restaurants is the convenient solution for restaurants' owners and delivery services' representatives. With this app the client can look through the menu and order his favourite dish from any of the Ginza Project restaurants.

LinguaLeo

If you don't know English language or have no time for learning or practicing, it's not a problem anymore. Lionet Leo will lead you through the jungles of foreign language, help you to improve your vocabulary and pronounciation. And soon you will be able to talk in English with the native speakers. LinguaLeo is the most popular service for learning and practicing English. They count more than 8,5 million of users.

Mega IKEA

App for IKEA Shopping Centers Russia for better communication with customers and for increase of loyalty. 

Bank of Moscow

Mobile first! And banks are not an exception. That's why we developed functional mobile app for Bank of Moscow for iOS and designed the screens for Android app.

YOTA

«The most waited mobile carrier». Together with Yota's team we created the app for the 4th Rusian telecom operator.

BMW

Not only BMW is the German automobile which is in Top 3 world sellers of luxury cars, but also it is a life style. BMW Aftersales app lets you become a part of BMW culture: buy branded clothes, accessories, spare parts and automotive chemicals.

Raiffeisen Bank Russia

Banking app for Raiffeisen Bank Russia, the branch of International chain.

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Mobile App Development for Fintech Startup

"They dove deep and asked quality questions that blindsided even our own engineers."

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

e-Legion handled full development and frontend engineering for iOS and Android apps. They provided a software development kit and focused on high-speed retrieval of dynamic data to be displayed in the app.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Singapore
CEO, Fintech Startup
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

One app e-Legion engineered became the top-grossing finance app in Singapore. They are a trustworthy team that takes genuine care throughout a project. e-Legion asks valuable questions, can thoroughly deliver, and their testing/ticketing member is a native English speaker who eases communication.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am the CEO of a fintech startup which performs very complex work in the stock market. We study the buy/sell transaction activities of sophisticated investors, including the likes of millionaires and billionaires.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with e-Legion?

I am originally from Singapore. Within a five-hour flight radius, we have Asian countries like Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, India, and The Philippines. We were going all over the world looking for talent, since the kind of work we do requires very powerful engineering. But we couldn’t find any help through a business-outsourcing model, nor by inviting talent from other countries to come work with us in Singapore. We had multitudes of nightmares and challenges.

We needed a reliable and strong tech team to partner with us. We are focused on proprietary and black-box algorithms. Those are trade secrets which we hold close to our hearts, but we needed help with the frontend engineering and the full development of our iOS and Android apps.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

e-Legion’s scope of service has been building our app and giving us the SDK. We have controlled the app store launching process using our own engineers, in order to maintain full control.

One of the tabs in our iOS and Android apps is called Investor. It presents individual rules of dynamic data, such as the number of shares bought by a certain millionaire investor. We tested its limits ourselves by scrolling down on the list rapidly. It can retrieve data at phenomenal speeds, and the app has come to be known as the fastest in its region. This is a good test for any app, namely if it hangs after scrolling down, and how much data it can actually display. I can say with confidence that ours is the fastest app of its kind on the planet. Every row is dynamic data, which is a testament to the high-level engineering provided by e-Legion.

How did you come to work with e-Legion?

The credit goes to Clutch, as that’s where we started our search. We were looking for the top-three agencies in Russia, after having come to a point of completely giving up. We had bad experiences and learned many lessons along the way in terms of people bluffing us, producing landmines and all kinds of bugs. The second time around, we got very serious, raised a new round of investment, and went to Clutch. We knew that we had to give up on finding talent in Asia; the US would be too expensive, but we knew that the best-quality talent outside of that country would be Russia. We looked for the top-three companies ranking on Clutch, and called each one. We arranged for a Skype video session, listed the same scope of services, and asked for a pitch. After four or five rounds of interviews and rigorous questioning aimed at making sure we wouldn’t be blindsided, we chose e-Legion.

They have a native English-speaking person in charge of testing and ticketing. This has helped a lot because most of the Russians have a cold and motionless way of speaking English. Our contact softened the whole process, and reassured us every step of the way. The other two companies had native Russians who didn’t speak English very well, and we couldn’t really tell if they were interested in our business or not.

We asked for very detailed scoping so that we wouldn’t underestimate or overestimate our budget. This is a key constant for us, and we needed to make sure we’d have no surprises along the way. There was a baseline cost-per-hour in US dollars, and we began to understand their thinking during the scoping process, namely how deep-reaching their concern for our project was. There were many tell-tale signs telling us whether they were really concerned with us, or just pitching another project.

One of the other two companies gave us a very high cost, without even learning what the project aim was. They were calling a bluff, trying to test whether we had the budget to pay them. The other company didn’t make it clear at all who we’d be working with.

e-Legion was the only consistent group. They dove deep and asked quality questions that blindsided even our own engineers.

How much have you invested with e-Legion?

The cost of their work has been in the six-digit range, and we anticipate passing seven digits in 2018.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with e-Legion in November 2016. We plan to remain with them forever. e-Legion has a good team which can deliver upgrades consistently and maintain a healthy backlog of change requests. We have a fantastic relationship.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

When we first launched the iOS version built by e-Legion into the app store, we were completely surprised at how quickly we shot up to number one. It became the top-grossing sales and finance app in Singapore, beating large names like CNBC and Bloomberg. That is a testimony for the engineering abilities of their team in terms of identifying bugs and building a user-friendly, clean interface with excellent loading speeds.

How did e-Legion perform from a project management standpoint?

We’ve had a professional collaboration. We communicate using Slack, and have been constantly pushing each other and providing real-time updates on change requests.

What did you find most impressive about e-Legion?

They are not just engineers. One of the most impressive things about e-Legion has been that they organized the MBLT International Mobile Conference in Moscow. I was invited as a keynote speaker, flew there, and, for the first time, met the people with whom I’d been speaking on Skype. There was a huge turnout, with people from Facebook, Shazam and many other tech companies, and an audience made up of millennials. e-Legion has put together an international tech conference, which is an admirable feat. I don’t think that many other developers out there would be willing to organize a conference of this nature and scope.

Are there any areas e-Legion could improve?

In terms of profiling, it would be great if they set up international offices in regions like Singapore, the US and London.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    We have pushed e-Legion really hard in order to continually update our iOS and Android versions. This in turn affects the algorithm which controls our ranking. We have consistently obtained top-three positions because of that.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    We did a cost analysis and found that, had we hired in-house the same number of engineers, we’d have folded some time ago. It’s a nightmare to find good engineers, and it’s also a nightmare to retain them. Right now, we are letting e-Legion handle this.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    The service is great. The team is involved, from the engineering to the project management. Everyone has tried to play their part in order to communicate well in English and understand what we are saying.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I highly recommend e-Legion to any company which wants great engineering products.

Mobile Development Project for Russian Bank

"We didn't need to spend extra time or money on testing because e-Legion's work was so good."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
4.5
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
Apr. 2014 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

e-Legion provided mobile app development, testing, and support services during the creation of a complex banking app. The agency continues to provide maintenance and support.

The Reviewer
 
10,001+ Employees
 
Moscow, Russia
Director of Development, Electronic Channels at Russian Bank
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

e-Legion produces outstanding work in a timely manner. The agency is responsive to feedback and adaptable to the needs of the projects they contribute to. e-Legion’s extensive mobile development services make them a valuable partner.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization.

We are one of Russia's largest universal banks, providing financial services to corporations and individuals. The bank's principal shareholder is VTB Bank.

We provide services to 114,000 corporate and 9 million individual clients. It has a presence in practically all the country's economically important regions, and has 267 independent units, including additional offices and processing outlets. As of January 2016, the bank had 130 offices in Russia's regions, including 137 offices in Moscow.

The Group also includes two subsidiary banks: BM Bank in the Ukraine and the Estonian Credit Bank in Estonia.

What is your role at the company?

I am the head of the department of development of electronic channels. Our management is engaged in the creation and development of remote channels for the bank's customers

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What business challenge were you trying to address with e-Legion?

Following the main trend in mobile banking, we decided to make our own mobile banking app and started to find a suitable mobile developer. e-Legion was one of the leaders of Russian mobile development that had a good portfolio and positive feedback from other clients.

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their involvement in detail.

The main abilities of mobile banking are payments, such as via cellular and Internet; money transfer via peer-to-peer transactions, or from one card to another – in our country, it's normal to have debit cards; money transfer between accounts, including exchange transactions; and locating nearest branches and ATMs. The main goal of our app is to be able not to use a Bank of Moscow card to make payments and card-to-card money transfers.

How did you come to work with e-Legion?

First, we spent time analyzing the mobile app development market. The main criteria for selecting e-Legion was its mobile app development experience and the total cost of the project.

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

We are still improving the app. As a result, it's difficult to calculate all of the costs. We are spending around $50,000 to $100,000 per year.

What is the status of this engagement?

e-Legion started the project in April 2014, and the app launched in December 2014.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What distinguishes e-Legion from other providers?

e-Legion has vast experience in mobile development. We always got wonderful quality work on time. We didn't need to spend extra time or money on testing because e-Legion's work was so good.

In hindsight, are there areas in which they could improve or things you might do differently?

Yes. Sometimes, we had to tell them to change some things because we know our clients better than anyone else.

4.5
Overall Score I think if we have new projects, we would like to work with e-Legion.
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    The project was completed on time. We never had any problems with meeting deadlines.
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    The final cost of the project was as estimated.
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 4.5 NPS
    Willing to refer

Mobile Development for European Retail Chain

"Even taking into account that they're in another city, we have a very close working relationship."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
Project summary: 

e-Legion provides Android and iOS development services. The agency built the prototype for a major consumer app for the Russian market.

The Reviewer
 
501-1000 Employees
 
Moscow, Russia
Mobile Product Line Manager, European Retail Chain
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

e-Legion’s complete understanding of the app’s goals and their exemplary collaboration skills makes them a pleasant and valuable partner. The project is going smoothly and there have been no issues with e-Legion’s performance, which has been exellent.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization.

We run a chain of hypermarkets around the world. We are a German company with three branches: in Germany, the Czech Republic and Russia.

What is your position?

I am the Product Manager on our Russian team.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What business challenge were you trying to address with e-Legion?

We needed to build a prototype for our network's mobile application. It will be initially launched in Russia and expanded to other companies.

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their involvement in greater detail.

e-Legion has worked on development for our application. It will be available on both Android and iOS.

How did you come to work with e-Legion?

I've been working with mobile development teams for five years and have gotten to know the outsourced developers in our country. I looked in my address book and also evaluated the general ratings of mobile developers in Russia. e-Legion was the top-rated company in my search. I ran a contest between them and two other companies and e-Legion came out as the winner.

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

The development cost of the project will be around $100,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

The product is in development at the moment. We have shipped an internal release two weeks ago.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any statistics or metrics from this engagement?

e-Legion understands what we want and makes implementations accordingly. I don't see a significant difference between our remote collaboration and being located in the same office.

I've sent out an initial internal build to my colleagues. I haven't yet had a chance to get feed-back on it. My overall feeling is that the app is very good, but we still have much work to do.

How did e-Legion perform from a project management standpoint?

The project is still in development, but for the moment, I'm very satisfied. Even taking into account that they're in another city, we have a very close working relationship. We have regular calls and there is no misinterpretation of our requirements.

What distinguishes e-Legion from other providers?

They're a good outsourcing company overall. I have nothing specific to comment on.

Is there anything e-Legion could have improved or done differently?

There were moments in which we spent too much time working out their contract and payment procedure. This is mostly because our laws require tons of paperwork to be filled out. It's not a reflection of e-Legion.

4.5
Overall Score They're almost nothing bad to say about their company.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    e-Legion isn’t very cheap. Their rates are normal for our market, but they have bigger margins for covering unexpected scenarios. We work on a time and materials basis, so the actual cost usually turns up to be less than predicted.
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    I am not giving them a five because even though there were no significant app errors detected yet, I want to wait until we have full results in order to draw a conclusion on their work.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I have recommended them to someone in need of contracting work. A colleague from the Czech division of our company is also considering using e-Legion.

Mobile Application Development for Television Channel

"I’ve worked with many studios but what impressed me most about e-Legion is their independence."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
3.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
Project summary: 

e-Legion designed, developed, and tested a Windows mobile app for the client with user-friendliness as a priority.

The Reviewer
 
1001-5000 Employees
 
Moscow, Russia
Polina Guschenkova
Media Product Development, Channel One Russia
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Although there aren’t any metrics to measure e-Legion’s contributions, the client is very happy with their work. The app they developed received positive feedback and the client expects a lot of downloads once it launches

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization. What is your role and responsibilities?

I am the media product development leader at Channel One Russia, the leading broadcast TV channel in Russia. The channel has more than 250 million viewers worldwide.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What was your goal for working with e-Legion?

We wanted to develop a mobile app that would inform our viewers of the different programs that our channel offers. We partnered with e-Legion to develop an app in Microsoft Windows OS [operating system]. They developed two versions of the app, one in Windows 5 and one in Windows 8.

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their work.

The e-Legion team developed the design of the app. e-Legion made sure that it was user-friendly, and they did quality assurance for the app. Our IT [information technology] department dealt with the back-end of the app.

What was your process for selecting e-Legion with which to work?

The partnership with e-Legion started before I joined the team. I don’t have too many details on the selection process, but the previous manager met with various companies and e-Legion was the best option for us.

Can you give a sense of the size of the initiative in dollar terms or a personnel work-hour figure?

The project was in the $20,000 to $25,000 price range.

When was the work completed?

Our partnership with e-Legion is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Do you have any statistics or metrics to track improvement from the project?

The product works very well. Originally, there was a bug in the system, but e-Legion corrected it very fast. It’s as if it didn’t happen. We haven’t promoted the app yet, so we don’t have many metrics to offer. However, we have gotten many reviews from users, and they are extremely satisfied. Once we promote, we are expecting a lot downloads. 

Are you satisfied with their performance?

The e-Legion team is very good, professional, and accurate in what they do. The end product is great.

Is there anything unique or special about e-Legion that really makes them stand out compared to other business partners?

I’ve worked with many studios but what impressed me most about e-Legion is their independence. They were really independent throughout the whole process. It saved us a lot of time on our end.

Looking back on the work so far, is there any area that you think they could improve upon or that you might do differently?

The e-Legion team works in a very independent manner, which can be a bit of a double-edged sword. We didn’t spend a lot of time being involved in the project, which is great. At the same time, I wished that they had asked more questions about certain details of the project. I would know and answer them and the work would go faster. Then again, I was a complicated client and they did a good job answering to my demands. Overall, I’m very satisfied.

4.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    We had a budgeting issues on our end, and they were patient with us throughout the whole process. I believe they would have made it all in time if we had paid in time.
  • 3.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    This price is a little bit higher than I would have expected.
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I would recommend them because they are experts, and they are work with Microsoft.

Interface Development for Major European Telecommunications Operator

"Thanks to the work that e-Legion provided, we have best quality service of all the mobile operators in Russia."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
2014 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

e-Legion partnered with the client to develop an entire interface between customers and dealers that facilitates service provider switches.

The Reviewer
 
1001-5000 Employees
 
Russia
Ivan Maksimov
Chief Project Manager, Tele2
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

e-Legion did quality work for the client under a very tight deadline. The partnership between e-Legion and the client remains ongoing, and the client praises the agency for their professionalism and strong client-orientation.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization.

I am the chief project manager for Tele2, a major telecommunications company in Russia. We are a multinational corporation, but our branch is Russian. It’s a large company with more than 35 million subscribers.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What was your goal for working with e-Legion?

Russia is a bit behind, technologically speaking, when compared to other Western countries. We needed help designing a program that would allow users to keep their phone numbers when moving from one telecommunications service provider to another. e-Legion was instrumental in designing and programming an interface for our dealers to help users keep their phone number. Dealers are now able to accept application from subscribers and input the data into a form in the interface that e-Legion provided.

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their work.

e-Legion was involved in the whole creation of the interface. They created the back-end and front end of the platform. They designed, developed, and integrated it into our internal system. So, it was program, integration, and design.

What was your process for selecting e-Legion with which to work?

Our IT [information technology] director suggested another company, Digital Zone, which works together with e-Legion. We were previously working with another company, but they failed to do the job. We needed a company that could perform high-quality work, in a short timeframe. So, we called e-Legion, and they got the job done.

Can you give a sense of the size of the initiative in dollar terms or a personnel work-hour figure?

The size of the project was slightly less than $100,000.

When was the work completed?

Our partnership with e-Legion started about a year ago and is still ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Do you have any statistics or metrics to track improvement from the project?

The work that e-Legion did for us is great. The main takeaway from this project is that we managed to start our service on time, even though they were the second company that we contracted for the project. We gave them a really tough timeline to follow, but they managed to do a great job in very little time. Thanks to the work that e-Legion provided, we have best quality service of all the mobile operators in Russia.

Are you satisfied with their performance?

e-Legion did a perfect job. The e-Legion team is very client oriented and professional. They had never worked for a telecommunication company before. They had never done this kind of project, but we did not have any technical problems with them. The e-Legion team did their research and understood what we needed from them from the very beginning. Working with the e-Legion team was a very pleasant experience.

Is there anything unique or special about e-Legion that really makes them stand out compared to other business partners?

The main thing about e-Legion is that they do their job well, and they do it fast. They’re one of the best companies in the market right now.

Looking back on the work so far, is there any area that you think they could improve upon or that you might do differently?

I really can’t think of anything. We gave them a tough timeline, and they met it. They presented us with a great end product. The project was not well organized on our end, but they did a great job. They’re fantastic.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    The first company that we hired had better prices. Then again, they didn't get the job done for us.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Mobile Application Development for Social Network Service

"I am really satisfied with the work that e-Legion provided for us. It was a great experience for me to work with the e-Legion team."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
Project summary: 

The client collaborated with e-Legion to design, develop, and test an Android mobile app for their social network.

The Reviewer
 
101-200 Employees
 
Moscow, Russia
Marina Krasnova
Products Manager, Odnoklassniki
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

User feedback for the app has been overwhelmingly positive, and the main goal of increased moderation of pictures by users has been achieved. The client had high praise for e-Legion’s intelligence, creativity, and speed.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization. What is your role and responsibilities?

I am a product manager at Mail.RU Group, a Russian Internet company that operates email services, a leading Internet search engine and other Internet services. We also operate Odnoklassniki (also known as OK.ru), the second social network in Russia. It provides a lot of networking services for more than 14 million users in Russia. 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What was your goal for working with e-Legion?

We partnered with e-Legion when we decided to launch a mobile app for our social network, OK.ru. We have been collaborating with e-Legion to develop an Android mobile application that allows OK.ru users to moderate photos and messages on OK.ru through this application. Our main goal was to develop a mobile application that would allow users to approve or deny pictures that other users would upload to our site. We wanted to make it easier for users to moderate their photos and their overall profiles. e-Legion really helped us with that.

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their work.

e-Legion was involved in creating and developing of the application as well as the mobile version of the photo moderation process that was already set up on our website. e-Legion created the whole end-to-end solution on Android. e-legion created, developed, and tested the app.

Can you give a sense of the size of the initiative in dollar terms or a personnel work-hour figure?

The cost of the project is confidential.

When was the work completed?

The Android application that e-Legion developed was launched two months ago. Our partnership is still ongoing. They are working on another mobile app for us

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Do you have any statistics or metrics to track improvement from the project?

We have been tracking the use and user feedback of this app, and it is all very positive. OK.ru users are using this app to moderate photos on a daily basis, and the app is operating well. The app has persuaded more users to moderate pictures, which is the goal of this project. So, overall, e-Legion did a fantastic job in developing the kind of app that we wanted for OK.ru.

Are you satisfied with their performance?

I am satisfied with the work that e-Legion provided for us. It was a great experience for me to work with the e-Legion team.

Is there anything unique or special about e-Legion that really makes them stand out compared to other business partners?

The e-Legion team is very smart. They act like a product team. They don’t just develop the product that you tell them to. They actually think about it and make suggestions as to how we can make the product better overall. They’re a thinking team. They provided many ideas in the creative and design side as well as on the technical side of the app development. e-Legion was especially helpful in ensuring that our app was user-friendly and aligned to the guidelines of Android app. We were not very informed in the requirements that apps needed to meet prior to launch. They made sure that we would not have any problems once the app was available on the App Store. They were really involved in making sure that we would not run into any problems once the project was finished, which was very refreshing. They were also very quick when developing this app, which was surprising. We managed to launch the app a lot earlier than we had anticipated, which would not have happened without e-Legion. They are really tremendous.

Looking back on the work so far, is there any area that you think they could improve upon or that you might do differently?

Our partnership with e-Legion has really been a dream. I can’t imagine anything that could have been done any better or any quicker. I met with them on a Monday, and the next day they had sent over design proposals for us. Their speed is unbelievable. We met again a few days later and they were already developing the backend of the app for us. We were amazed at their dedication to our project.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I’ve done it already.

Mobile Application Research and Development for Software Company

"e-Legion consistently turns out high-quality work. They work quickly to solve any problems that may arise in the software development process."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
Project summary: 

The client hired e-Legion to help them develop testing software for a mobile application after researching the steps necessary to do so.

The Reviewer
 
201-500 Employees
 
Tula, Russia
VP Development & Testing, Software Development Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

e-Legion’s work for the client was instrumental in their success in the mobile app arena. The agency’s contributions to the research and implementation stages were called crucial. e-Legion’s experience and responsiveness were appreciated.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization. What is your role and responsibilities?

I’m the vice president of development and testing of a software development company. Our company develops software for automation testing. We also develop the tools necessary for people and companies who work in the software quality assurance and software monitoring sectors.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What was your goal for working with e-Legion?

We partnered with e-Legion while we were developing a new testing software product for mobile applications. We needed to implement testing support to our new project, and we didn’t have the necessary expertise that e-Legion does.

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their work.

The e-Legion team was a crucial part of our project. e-Legion was involved in researching and investigating testing software for mobile applications. e-Legion was also involved in researching the steps necessary to build testing for the Web version of the mobile application as well. After the researching process, the e-Legion team worked on the implementation of the software they helped us develop.

When was the work completed?

This specific project lasted about two years, but work with e-Legion very frequently. We partner with e-Legion for the quality-control process of a lot of our projects. We constantly work with e-Legion to help us develop updated versions of software that we have developed in the past. They help us update them and make them more user-friendly.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Are you satisfied with their performance?

e-Legion consistently turns out high-quality work. We’re always satisfied with the results and the quality of e-Legion’s work. They work quickly to solve any problems that may arise in the software development process. We have not experienced any problem with this model. Everything went according to plan and e-Legion exceeded our expectations. 

Mobile development was a new venture for our company. That’s the main reason we started using contractors. We didn’t have that kind of experience within our internal team. Working with e-Legion gave us the experience necessary to continue this project and other mobile application projects internally. There was transfer of knowledge from e-Legion to us. It was a very beneficial partnership for us. 

Is there anything unique or special about e-Legion that really makes them stand out compared to other business partners?

We worked with them on a contract basis, but we realized that the project needed more support than we had originally expected. E-Legion provided us with a specific manager to work closely with our team at no extra charge. We would have regular meeting and be in touch with her constantly. The manager was very attentive to what we told her and resolved any problem that we had during the project. That was a great bonus that came from working with them.

Looking back on the work so far, is there any area that you think they could improve upon or that you might do differently?

No. Looking back, I can’t recall any mistake or problem that I would do differently.

4.5
Overall Score
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    I think their rates are a little bit too high in comparison with competitors, but it’s a very good value for us.
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    I have high standards for anyone in the IT [information technology] sector because I work in software development.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Mobile Application Development for Airline Company

"The e-Legion is team is extremely competent. ... We are very happy with our partnership with e-Legion."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
4.0
The Project
 
Confidential
Project summary: 

The client was unsatisfied with their outdated mobile app and partnered with e-Legion to redesign, develop, and update their mobile app.

The Reviewer
 
1001-5000 Employees
 
Yekaterinburg, Russia
Marketing Manager, Ural Airlines
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

e-Legion gave the app a more modern visual design and improved its user-friendliness. The client was pleased with the agency’s commitment to meeting deadlines, and praised e-Legion for their professionalism, competence, and design skills.

BACKGROUND

Could you please describe your company and the role that you play there?

I am a marketing manager at a leading Russian airline carrier.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What was the business challenge that you were trying to address when you approached e-Legion?   

Two years prior to our partnership with e-Legion, we developed a mobile app with another mobile app developer, but it quickly became outdated because the development of the app took longer than we had originally expected. We partnered with e-Legion to help redesign the concept of the app, make the app more user-friendly and add more features to our previous app.  

SOLUTION

Can you tell me about the scope of the project, what were the exact services or methodologies e-Legion provided and implemented?   

e-Legion was involved in the design and the development of the new features of our mobile app. They helped us give the app a modern look and make it more user-friendly than our previous app.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

When working with e-Legion, was there anything unique or special about them compared to other companies with which you may have worked?   

Our partnership with e-Legion is professional, and very friendly at the same time. The e-Legion is team is extremely competent. They met all of our deadlines and requests. We are very happy with our partnership with e-Legion.

Looking back on the project, is there any area that they could improve upon or that you would do differently?   

Looking back, I wish we had focused a bit more on customer focus. That is a choice that we made early on. It is not a decision that e-Legion made, so that’s on us.

3.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 4.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Mobile App Development for Internet Company

"The e-Legion team is a group of very qualified, professional people. I think that they consistently do a great job of developing mobile apps."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
Project summary: 

After extensive experience of working with the agency on past projects, the client hired e-Legion to design and develop an application for one of their internet services.

The Reviewer
 
1000-4999 Employees
 
Moscow, Russia
Head of Outsourced Projects, Yandex
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The client is extremely satisfied with their partnership with e-Legion. The client recommends e-Legion for their ability to create strong professional relationships with their clients by delivering high quality results in a timely manner. 

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and the role that you play there.

I am the Head of Outsourced Projects Department at Yandex, the leading Internet company in Russia. We operate Russia’s most popular search engine and the most visited site.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What was your goal for working with e-Legion?

We partnered with e-Legion because we needed to develop a mobile application for an Internet service that Yandex provides. We know that they deliver great work, and we wanted them to develop a great app with us.

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their work.

e-Legion was instrumental in designing and developing the our new mobile app. We had worked with them multiple times before in similar projects. They are great at what they do.

What was your process for selecting e-Legion Technology to work with?

We have partnered with e-Legion various times in the past few years. We have a good working relationship with them.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you talk about the results of the project and how you feel they performed in terms of the quality of their work?

The e-Legion team is a group of very qualified, professional people. I think that they consistently do a great job of developing mobile apps.

Is there anything unique about them that really makes them stand out, compared to other companies?

We have a great working relationship with e-Legion. They are very friendly and are very clear, while communicating with us.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    It depends on project.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    They are strong professionals and all around good guys. They are communicative and friendly.

Mobile Project for Austrian Global Bank

"The team that was doing the project was excellent."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
2013 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

The project called for e-Legion to provide front-end design and development services for iOS and Android versions of an app. The agency created a prototype and handled testing and support, as well.

The Reviewer
 
10,001+ Employees
 
Russia
Project Manager, Austrian Bank
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Despite early difficulties, e-Legion delivered an app that functions smoothly and receives excellent reviews and feedback. The agency is resourceful and tenacious; e-Legion always finds a solution to the challenge at hand.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization.

I work for a major European bank in Russia. There are 10 major branches in the Russian market. There are around 10,000 employees.  

What is your role and responsibilities?

I was the project manager. 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What was your goal for working with e-Legion?

We implemented the first mobile application for the bank. We implemented iOS and Android applications for the retail segment.

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their work.

e-Legion did everything on the front-end side. It was design and development for iOS and Android. They created a prototype of the interfaces and performed testing and support to improve the application. They are also working with the corporate segment, but the project is not finished yet.

What was your process for selecting e-Legion with which to work?

I wasn’t working here when they were selected them, but they provided a better price than other companies did. When they made the presentation, the person from e-Legion was so dedicated and interested in the project. He was very detailed and answered all of our questions.

Can you give a sense of the size of the initiative in dollar terms or a personnel work-hour figure?

I can’t disclose financial details.

When was the work completed?

It was 2013. They are working on another project currently.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Do you have any statistics or metrics to track improvement from the project?

For iOS, we almost had a five-star rating when we first implemented it. Now, it’s a little lower but it’s not because of the application. For Android, we have less than that. It’s around four stars.

The first version of the Android application was not good, and it was lower because of usability issues. The newer version was almost five stars.

Are you satisfied with their performance?

Yes. The team that was doing the project was excellent. There were challenges but they were very good. The project was on time even with a strict deadline. 

Is there anything unique or special about e-Legion that really makes them stand out compared to other online marketing companies?

They always try to find a solution even if the problem is not on their side. 

What advice would you give to future clients of theirs?

Their team is very qualified.

Looking back on the work so far, is there any area that you think they could improve upon or that you might do differently?

No. I don’t think so. 

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Five for iOS. Four for Android
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer