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. Apart from that, every month e-Legion organizes meetups for a more narrow audience: iOS & Android developers, analytics, QA engineers, designers. 

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
headquarters
other locations
  • 8 Nauchniy Proezd, Bldg. 1, Office 431
    Moscow 117246
    Russia

Portfolio

Key clients: 

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

MEL Chemistry

MEL Science produces kits for chemistry experiments. We created the mobile application that assists children and parents in conducting the experiments.

Through the application, children get acquainted with chemistry. It gives step-by-step instructions and helps to accomplish experiments. The app is mostly used in the USA & Europe.

AYRLabs

AYRlabs is an international project that helps eradicate smoking and give smokers a nicotine-free future. The AYR app tracks your progress, celebrate key milestones and find the necessary support to go nicotine-free. AYR monitors the exact amount of nicotine consumed and, therefore, can provide users with the insight and support needed to reduce nicotine levels and ultimately become nicotine-free.

In the upcoming release, a connected device — e-cigarette will also be attached to the app. The cigarette usage will be managed in the app. Future features include brief interventions, individual remote behaviour counselling, virtual group behaviour goal setting, and triggered & targeted self-help materials.

e-Legion team has developed a mobile app for the iOS platform and conducted a research on how to implement the connection of the Bluetooth & iBeacon devices to the app. We have also done the QA for the Android version of the app.

We have developed the...

Burger King

e-Legion team has developed a mobile tool for the Burger King clients in Russia. The app allows to make a preorder and save the time — there is no need to stand in queues, you can simply go to the delivery zone and tell your order number.

The scope of our work includes analytics, prototyping and design, development, QA, and technical support and further app development.

The main task was to create a convenient and safe tool for guests of the Burger King restaurant network in Russia which will allow users to create a pending order and pay for it, be aware of special offers, and find the nearest restaurant in online and offline modes.

We have created a flexible utility for loading images based on Glide. We have also implemented effective data caching from the application side which allows to save traffic to users and significantly reduce the load on the server part.

We created a flexible network exchange dealers with the central server which metered...

Spiking

Spiking mobile app is a tool for the newcomers in the trading field. The app excites the financial technology community and brings transparency to the stock markets through real-time verified information on trades made by sophisticated investors. The situation on the stock exchange is changing rapidly, and Spiking allows traders to take weighted investment decisions.

TELE2: redesign

e-Legion continues working on the TELE2 iOS & Android app: we have developed a new, fresh and user-friendly design.

888.ru

e-Legion has designed and developed iOS & Android app for 888.ru. 

The users can find inside:
— sports news,
— video broadcasts,
— three types of bets,
— сyber сompetitions.

Auchan

e-Legion is working on the development of a Xamarin-based mobile application for Auchan (Russia). This food retail app will let the customers enjoy convenient and easy shopping. 

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.

Reviews

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Application Testing for Vaporizer Product

"I would work with them again."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
2017 - 2018
Project summary: 

*No mention of app development within review, may need to reconsider title*

e-Legion provided thorough testing services for a smart vaping device. They tested Bluetooth connection reliability, as well as connectivity with a variety of Android devices, and provided detailed reporting.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
London, United Kingdom
Kirill Gorokhov
Product Owner, AYRlabs
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Their broad range of available Android devices to test on stood out during this collaboration. e-Legion covered all required devices and delivered sooner than expected. Other notable aspects of their work include easy project management, responsiveness, and zero need for hand-holding.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

AYRlabs is a U.K.-based company and I’m the product owner for the mobile app.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

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

We needed third-party testing for our vaporizer product as we don’t have the devices or internal testing capability for it.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We’re trying to create the first smart vaporizer that’s connected to the user’s Android or iOS device for tracking nicotine consumption. We needed to test the reliability of the Bluetooth connection as well as the reliability of other connections with different Android devices. They provided detailed reports on the errors they found and on the overall testing, which helped a lot. They had a very broad range of Android devices to test as well.

The device connects to the app on an iOS or Android device. Within the app, the user is able to see all the statistics but to get that data, it has to be connected to a vaporizer. It connects automatically but needs to be paired first. They tested whether if every Android device can be paired, and then the connection’s stability.

What is the team composition?

We had a couple of testers who worked 20 hours in total. There was also a project manager assigned.

How did you come to work with e-Legion?

We started looking for a third-party provider who could provide the services we needed. As the product isn’t on the market, we wanted something reliable in terms of security. I believe one of our colleagues had worked with e-Legion before and recommended them. We also heard good feedback from another person and read reviews on a B2B platform.

How much have you invested in them?

We spent less than $10,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked with them from 2017–2018.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We were able to test things on a short notice, and they delivered results a couple of days earlier than anticipated. e-Legion tested all the devices we agreed on and provided a spreadsheet with all the results, as well as comments explain everything. If there were any unclear areas, they reached out to us. As far as testing goes, they were perfect.

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

In general, the project management was very smooth. They were quick with billing and estimating the time each task would take. They also created a dedicated chat for us so that we could ask them any questions if we needed to, and they would reply within minutes. I would work with them again.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Everything was great. I was impressed with how many devices they have for testing purposes. I also appreciated that I could leave a task with them and they would take care of it. They’re very professional; I didn’t have to check up on them every day like I have had to with a couple of other providers in the past.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    The price was competitive.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I definitely would recommend them.

Mobile App Dev & UI/UX for Education Solutions Platform

“The look-and-feel of the app is perfect.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Nov. 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

e-Legion helped with the old version and developed a new version of an application for iOS and Android. The app supports the use of chemistry experiments with features to guide the user through the process.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
United Kingdom
Vassili Philippov
CEO, MEL Science
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

e-Legion’s reputation for being an outstanding mobile software developer proved to be true. With a sharp eye for what customers will enjoy, they have the expertise to tailor their UX to align with their market. The team is easy to work with and delivers flawless, high-quality work.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the CEO of MEL Science, which supplies educational solutions for children. One of our products is a chemistry set subscription. Users subscribe and every month, they get new science sets so they can do fun experiments with their kids. We have a companion app for our customers that shows them all the experiments they can do. It provides step by step instructions on how to do the experiments and gives them an education about it as well.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

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

We had our mobile app which mainly focused on VR, but many of our customers needed a lot of other features not related to VR. They needed instructions on how to do the experiments and to simply see the next science set they would receive. We didn’t have an in-house team to develop our app.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

I provided some hand-drawn sketches, and they helped us to create a spec. We worked with their designers on the UX and designing all the screens. Then, they developed the new version of our app for iOS and Android. One of the features shows step-by-step instructions on what to prepare in advance and helps users to do the experiment. It works as a virtual assistant to do the experiment. Each task has a video that explains how to do it. There are questions to make it more fun and challenging. It also has troubleshooting to help if something isn’t working. There’s some gamification so users get science points for doing the experiments. There are also stories to read, videos to watch, and VR to use.

Additionally, they fixed some critical bugs in our previous version. They had to do some changes to support the new version of iOS and Android.

What is the team composition?

We worked directly with the UX expert and through our project manager and account manager. Both our developers and their developers worked on the project; there was a lot of communication between them.

How did you come to work with e-Legion?

In Russia, they’re known to be one of the best mobile software development outsourcing companies. I used to run a mobile software development company, so I have a lot of contacts in the industry.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent between $25,000–$50,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in November 2017 and the work is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The previous version of the mobile app is live. We’re very satisfied, and it was a really great experience. The look-and-feel of the app is perfect.

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

Everything worked seamlessly. They do perfect work. We had face-to-face meetings, and we used chat and Trello. We talked by phone weekly and sometimes more frequently if there were questions. There were no communication issues or language barriers.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They UX design is amazing. They really understood our customers and provided a really good experience.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Trust them with the UX.

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 Dev for Banking Institution

"Their personal adequacy shows their initiative to research the product without technical tasks."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Jan. 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

e-Legion built a cross-platform app for a banking firm, using Scrum development methods. Post-launch, they continue to improve the product and provide support.

The Reviewer
 
10,001+ Employees
 
Moscow, Russia
Ruslan Trifonov
Product Owner, Alfa Bank
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The team's initial waterfall method proved ineffective, and the switch to Scrum greatly improved their efficiency. This flexibility allowed them to create a successful app that has won an award and garnered positive user feedback directed at its usefulness.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

Alfa-Direct is the brokerage operational business part of Alfa Bank. We provide access to securities and currency trading on the Moscow Exchange, St. Petersburg Exchange, and OTC [Over the Counter] markets. I am a product owner.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

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

We needed mobile app development for our banking institution.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They're a key outsourcing partner in development. We initially used the waterfall methodology for Android development, but we then changed it to Scrum. The area of realization was the design part and the research and development side, as well as testing in standard ways.

The app, which is for both Android and iOS, helps clients involved in trading on the stock and currency markets to be more mobile, allowing them to trade wherever they are via their digital device.

They're continuing to develop the platform, constantly improving the product in terms of support, and helping with its evolution.

What is the team composition?

We worked with 2 analysts, 2 testers, 1 designer, and 1 project manager.

How did you come to work with e-Legion?

We had about 5 or 6 companies competing for a tender. We chose them because the main condition was price.

What is the status of this engagement?

We began working with them in January of this year, and the work is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We recently received an award for Application of the Day from Tappa Awards. In the Android Play Store, we've had 5,000 downloads.

In terms of feedback, people think it is innovative in the market, appropriate, and useful for the bank industry.

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

They can self-experiment under the product. After we changed the approach from waterfall to Scrum, efficiency increased. The team worked in a flexible format, and it was very appropriate. All tasks were performed on time.

They use messengers such as Slack and Skype to communicate. The project manager traveled from Moscow to St. Petersburg and worked onsite for about a month.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their personal adequacy shows their initiative to research the product without technical tasks. Such capability in these moments is something we really like, in addition to the app, which not only works but also shows their performance.

Are there any areas they could improve?

They could have better involvement in specific areas of their customers, which is something they already have to some extent. They could also self-improve when ready to be arranged under the client, which is important. After the methodology changed, the designer increased efficiency, but the first part wasn’t as effective.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They always deliver on time.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    We've received 5-star quality service.

Mobile App Dev for E-Sport Betting Platform

“They work really hard to … create the desired functionality on each platform.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Sept. 2016 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

e-Legion created prototypes for and is currently developing iOS and Android mobile applications.

The Reviewer
 
201-500 Employees
 
Russia
Vladimir Esaulov
Head of Platform Development, 888.ru
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

e-Legion met most deadlines, retained accuracy with compliances, and also remained patient amidst changing requirements. Communication and adaptability are both notable, but in order to reach maximum potential for clients, both project management and scalability needs to be improved.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

888.ru is a betting platform, and we’re creating mobile applications that allow people to make bets for different kinds of sports. I’m the head of the platform development department.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

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

Our first and main goal was to find a partner for mobile application development who would be convenient to work with. We are a big company, and we have a lot of departments including IT, business, marketing, etc. We are very busy, and we chose e-Legion because they could provide services that allow us to make everything possible for our marketing department, accounting, e-commerce, and IT.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

e-Legion is currently working on iOS and Android apps for smartphones and tablets.

Initially, we made a short brief of functions that we wanted to see in our applications, then gave them to our IT department. The IT department discussed these with e-Legion, then e-Legion created prototypes for us. We discussed the design and screens, then they implemented better versions that we’re able to see on our smartphones and tablets.

We are also developing functions that will allow us to make advertisement push applications, banners, etc. The last thing we discussed with e-Legion was how they’d be involved with new functionalities.

What is the team dynamic?

We had 10 people working on the project, but currently, there are 11–12. We have project managers, 4 Android developers, 3 iOS developers, 2 mobile designers, and several QA engineers.

We liked that some people were engaged on the mobile side along with several iOS and Android developers. We started to enlarge our team when we decided to make tablets.

e-legion shares everything we teach them between the teams. We don’t need to talk every time about the same functionality. We tell them how it should work, then they just make it for all platforms.

How did you come to work with e-Legion?

We decided to start working with them on a small project, which was a mobile site for our betting company. We liked their work, and strongly thought they could provide good solutions for mobile devices. We then decided to work with them for our smartphone applications.

At first, we got in touch with the 5 best mobile development companies in Russia, but we decided that we wanted to work with an Agile team. We found e-Legion in Saint Petersburg after deciding to broaden our search to other cities. The regulations in the Russian Federation were approaching, so we just wanted to get an Agile team that could adjust to our new government rules.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working on the project in the beginning of 2016. The relationship is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

e-Legion met all deadlines, and the iPhone and Android apps have launched. The first version of iOS launched in August, and the Android application was launched in September. Now, e-Legion is working on tablet applications for iPad and Android.

We have Google Analytics installed for every smartphone and all of our mobile platforms. The conversion rate for registration doubled for this year.

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

There were several times this year that we didn’t meet deadlines, so we asked them to be more accurate. Every week, we have Skype calls with our project manager from e-Legion’s side, and our IT department talks to them every day for 10–15-minute standups. We mostly communicated with them via emails and Skype calls.

We met offline several times this year as well. We went with our colleagues from the IT department to St. Petersburg during the summer and discussed some functionalities we wanted to make in the future. We’re actually going to meet at a conference in Moscow at the end of this month.

What did you find most impressive about them?

It’s really complicated for middle and small companies, as well as younger mobile development companies, to communicate with large ones such as ours. It’s really cool that e-Legion has such patience while working with us. They work really hard to get through all the compliances and create the desired functionality on each platform.

Are there any areas they could improve?

e-Legion, as a young company, should be more involved in business solutions. For example, if we wanted to make compatible apps for both the Apple Watch and tablets by the end of the year, they would need to offer us a bigger team. There could be several teams with 7 resources in each, which would make it possible for us to make all the apps we wanted.

However, since they’re a smaller company, they can't afford a team of this size, let alone several teams. I recommend they enlarge their team in order to provide what clients want.

I also recommend, from the business department perspective, that they improve their project management skills. The fact that they are a young, middle-sized, and flexible company is good, but they should be more business-like.

4.5
Overall Score After working together for about 1.5 years, we now understand what needs to be improved upon. We communicate well, and our partnership with them is really good.
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    There are companies that cost more than them in the market.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They did everything we asked them to do. They might not have always gotten it done by the deadline, but they did provide what we wanted with the best quality.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I would recommend our partners, companies, and friends work with them, because it’s worth it.

Mobile App Dev for Food Retailer

“They have their own vision and come up with ideas, which I don’t have to ask them for first.”

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
Dec. 2016 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

e-Legion is working on the development of a Xamarin-based mobile application minimum viable product, and will later fit it into the backend system, as part of a larger IT project for a food retailer.

The Reviewer
 
10,001+ Employees
 
Russia
Olga Zgera
Digital Manager, Auchan Retail
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Despite the high cost of the work, the quality is very good and has met all requirements thus far. The team has changed over the course of the project but the management strived to ensure the work continued smoothly. Their Xamarin expertize is invaluable, and they are responsive and creative.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am the head of the digital innovation department of Auchan Retail, which is a French retailer in Russia.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

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

We didn’t have a mobile application for our customers in Russia, and we didn’t have a loyalty program. The idea was to launch an app to be able to collect customer data, promote our e-commerce channel, in addition to developing a cool app that our customers would love. We needed a Xamarin-based platform, which was a corporate decision.

The application itself was the start of a series of IT projects within our company that required a lot of extra development on our backend systems. It was a huge architectural and infrastructure project, and in the end, the whole application ended up being very complex. Our deadlines were harsh, and we needed to divide the project into several releases.  

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We hired them to be content developers for the application. We initially sat down together and collected all the business requirements. Their first task was to write the technical requirements for all other developers, partners, and IT systems. They talked to the business leaders and listened to our needs, and provided us with their suggestions. We wanted to have a prototype of the app but decided to go with the design of MVP [minimum viable product] screens, and then thought about how it will work in the backend system.

One crucial thing for us, and unique in Russia, was to have mobile payments not just using an external wallet. This is a unique and native feature, as we have our own processing centers in Russia. We essentially run our own financial transactions with small support from financial organizations. We are aware of all the transactions and finances, and it’s a closed loop where we match our customers’ banking information with their purchases. Our customers can just pay with their phone, making it really easy.

We have a huge backlog where we keep bringing in new ideas, and depending on the IT readiness, we will launch them. An example of this is indoor navigation. Within our hypermarkets, indoor navigation is a core feature. We haven’t started this yet because we are unsure of the technology we are going to use for this in stores, but this will also be in the application.

What is the team dynamic?

The team has changed over the course of the project. Their management is very driven, and we were in close contact to ensure the project didn’t slip when people left and new people joined. They did all they could so that we wouldn’t feel the change in the team. Generally speaking, for a project like this, I wouldn’t have wanted the team to change as we had given a lot of information and there had been a lot of effort.

How did you come to work with e-Legion?

We were looking at other companies who were also competing for the project. Apart from the traditional tendering system that we have, our decision was based on pricing as well.

e-Legion were not the cheapest, but they were not the most expensive. We looked through their portfolio and collected some insight from other companies that had previously worked with them. We were also looking for expertise in Xamarin, which ended up being one of the most important deciding factors, and e-Legion were one of the 3 companies that seemed to be ready to develop what we needed.

How much have you invested in them?

We have spent around $670,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with them in December 2016 and the work is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The application has not been released yet. Overall, they have been doing what they should be doing. They listen to us as a customer, and at the same time, find a smooth way of ensuring the end user customer experience is good. I am satisfied overall.

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

They have been very responsive to emails and phone calls, even on weekends. We use Google Sheets and other documents that we fill in with our requests. My IT manager uses the same project management tool they use and she is able to track their tasks.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They have their own vision and come up with ideas, which I don’t have to ask them for first.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Not everyone on their team speaks English. This might be crucial because not everyone in our company is a native Russian speaker. If they had this, they would be just fine.

4.5
Overall Score
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They could find different ways of working so that the client doesn’t end up spending a fortune.
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

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. They continue 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 produced outstanding work in a timely manner. The agency remained responsive to feedback and adaptive to the needs of each individual project. Their extensive mobile development services made 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 built a prototype for a hypermarket mobile application. The app was launched on iOS and Android in Russian markets. 

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

Even early in the development process, the app's internal build showed promise. e-Legion’s exemplary collaboration skills and complete understanding of the app’s goals made them a valuable partner. Their team integrated seamlessly despite working remotely. 

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, keeping user-friendliness as its main priority.

The Reviewer
 
1001-10,000 Employees
 
Moscow, Russia
Polina Guschenkova
Media Product Development, Channel One Russia
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Although there were no current metrics to measure the app's performance, early feedback was very positive. e-Legion worked independently, responded quickly to issues, and delivered an outstanding product.

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

"Working with the e-Legion team was a very pleasant experience."

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 built an interface that facilitates service provider switches. They provided front- and back-end development and integration. 

The Reviewer
 
1001-10,000 Employees
 
Russia
Ivan Maksimov
Chief Project Manager, Tele2
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

e-Legion provided outstanding quality work under a very aggressive deadline. The partnership remained ongoing due to the agency's professionalism, strong client-oriented methodology, and thorough, meticulous research process.

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