Delivering digital innovation as a service

 

EGO delivers digital innovation as a service. 
Since 2005, EGO has helped over 40 companies successfully build 150+ digital products.

Here’s how YOUR business can benefit with EGO:

★ Business consulting. Navigate your road to success by consulting with digital business experts who have deep knowledge of your industry.
★ Software engineering. Turn your idea into a working digital product with a 360-degree team of over 60 IT experts.
★ Resource extension. Augment your business with a team of highly skilled tech specialists according to your needs.

Why partner with EGO:

✔ Narrow expertise in healthcare, fintech, automotive, social and geoservices, marketplaces, IoT, and AR/VR
✔ Top mobile developers on Clutch and a Google Cloud Partner
✔ Cutting-edge tools to speed up product development by 2x or more
✔ Best product and business management practices (Agile and Lean methodologies)

Get extraordinary business results with EGO’s combination of passionate involvement and strategic approach.

 

 

 
$10,000+
 
$50 - $99 / hr
 
50 - 249
 Founded
2005
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Kiev, Ukraine
headquarters
other locations

Portfolio

Key clients: 

Blue Sky

Blue Sky is a sophisticated workflow management tool designed to centralize communication traffic between company members and customers. To accomplish this task we created a mobile application which covers mobilization, communication and organization needs between an administrator and staff members of event agencies, beauty centers, and many others.

TechInspect

SquarePeg Software Ltd provides its clients from Australia, Thailand, New Zealand, and Great Britain with vehicle inspection software. When we had an intro to the project their software worked only on Windows Mobile 6.5 platform. SquarePeg team came to the conclusion that they need to make their product compatible with more popular mobile platforms if they want to be up to date, keep the clients' loyalty and meet

their target audience needs.

We provided them with an Android and iOS app that is now a working tool used by hundreds of thousands of SquarePeg clients on a daily basis. Thus, we have done our best to make it as adaptable and easy-to-use as possible by optimizing the user experience. The users' positive feedback has proved that we have really succeeded. This project started in January 2014. We currently continue our fruitful cooperation with SquarePeg by providing them technical support and developing new features for their product.

BlastOut App

BlastOut is a B2B app that allows visitors share interesting photos within selected event and in current geo-location. User can make comments on images, create own ones, connect with each other and swipe contacts for networking. Very useful in breaking the ice and makes it easy and fun to meet new people.

ManyWho

ManyWho asked us to help them create native Android and iOS (iPhone/iPad) application. The complex development solution was provided and development team assigned to perform mobile development, design creation, QA testing and project management. The key challenge was in dynamic UI development, which means taking generated objects and generating the actual UI for iOS and Android. All screens are generated “on-the-fly”, so the

purpose of this application is to generate the controller layout based on the object descriptions coming back from the ManyWho engine. If the user selects a button action, this will prompt the view to execute the engine and re-render the newly generated UI based on the objects returned.

Event App

The client provided event attendees with access to their personalized schedules and set meetings via the web application which had a couple of weaknesses:

  • usage of the application via tablet or laptop was difficult due to the bad Internet connection in hotels and conference centers
  • the application design wasn’t mobile responsive, so drop-down menus were difficult to
read

Seeking to resolve existing problems, improve service provision, and meet clients needs, the client requested us to deliver iOS and Android applications to them.


 

Idencia

Our client was Idencia - a US-based world leader using RFID technology in the precast concrete industry. It provides infrastructure manufacturers with a system for tagging and tracking concrete and steel structures.

The Idencia initially had an RFID-based Windows desktop and mobile app. When they realized how necessary it was to keep up with technological trends, they decided to transfer their RFID

information tracking system to a web and Android applications. 

For more details check the case study on our website.

CentralReach App

The iOS and Android app which provide the key features of the CentralReach platform. 
For more details check the case study on our website.

Smart Tracker

SmartTracker is B2B cross-platform application that helps to track the movement of workers. Shows the location, speed and service information. Also you can send check-in or photo to capture certain places or panic in case of trouble. App was developed for three platforms: iOS, Android and WinPhone. Additionally APK file was converted to the Blackberry mobile app.

Traffic Live CH

Traffic Live CH is a mobile application that provides information about danger zones and traffic disruption on the roads and highways of Switzerland. Users can see precise indications of time lost in traffic jams, changes of the situation and revocations. App provides the possibility of creating a profile by selecting the cantons and highways of your choice, moreover, messages (push, APNS) are configurable as

well. You are always up to date in real time about what is happening on the roads and can easily choose what way is best to drive. This service is offered by Delta Information Services.

We created new UI scheme and graphical designs and assigned dedicated development team to perform production.

Screen And Rent

The Screen & Rent system helps improve efficiency, manage risk, reduce costs and increase revenue by delivering comprehensive data, advanced analytics and rental recommendations. For consumers, Screen & Rent provides the tools, resources and education to help manage their credit and achieve their financial goals. It is through efforts like these that Screen & Rent is assisting the rental community in mitigating

risks and identifying opportunities at each stage of the resident lifecycle.

TETHER

The app offers the innovative “tethering” to the top global music charts and media stations in real time and gives a full access and control over all music sources. Users can listen to the top world charts and radio stations, watch the video, save in playlist and download favorite songs, create and share playlists, sort their best music on the own music wall. TETHER is available on the

href="http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/tether-music/id1144884373?mt=8">App Store. 

 

eyeSafe

The key challenge was to create tracking app for web passwords from scratch to work across iOS and Android platforms. Starting with branding we’ve made a research and created app design concept to meet functional requirements of the client and be appealing to users, taking into account their experiences using similar apps, needs, and expectations for improvement. Xamarin.Forms was chosen as a solution for

cross-platform performance, that helped us to minimize development time and deliver application faster ready for launch.

Fitness Freak app

Fitness Freak – an app-based personal artificial intelligence coach who will guide you perfectly in improving your physique. Just answer several questions about your physical condition, set your goal and let him create the program to get you there.

For more details check the case study on our website.

Financial Portal

 Financial Portal is the web application for an Australian non-bank lender, which specialized on lending products on the mortgage market.

The project goal was to develop a financial portal consisting of 2 parts: 

- Admin portal - for internal users who will perform administrative duties;

- Customer portal - for clients who will take out loans

through the lender.

For more details check the case study on our website. 

TVTAG mobile app

iOS app for capturing and editing video fragments from streamline TV. Users can capture TV broadcast, create media walls, edit video with the wide range of tools, and share it on social media. Watching TV has become dynamic and interactive with TVTAG app. TVTAG is available on the App Store

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Responsive Web App Dev for Doctor and Patient Startup

"They excel at grasping what we need and bringing it to life in our technology." 

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

EGO Creative Innovations developed a web application with dashboards and profiles for two user types. After delivering an MVP, they produced a fully functional product, which they continue to maintain.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Boston, Massachusetts
Brianna Socci
Director of Operations, UBERDOC
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Customer loss was prevented thanks to the communication abilities built into EGO Creative Innovation’s solution. Devoted to deadlines, EGO develops accurate sprint plans and utilizes multiple collaboration tools. Customers can expect a cost-effective, understanding partner.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the director of operations at UBERDOC, a health technology company. We offer a web application that allows patients direct access to a specialist.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with EGO Creative Innovations?

We needed to develop a solution that would populate doctors based on proximity and availability.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They developed a responsive web application that allows both doctors and patients to create dashboards and profiles to list their availability. They worked in an agile method, creating and working through story points. Developing the MVP took six months, and we then worked with them for another 1–2 years. We recently brought them back to do some maintenance and project development.

What is the team composition?

We talk to Kate (COO, EGO Creative Innovations), Kirill (Lead Technical Specialist, EGO Creative Innovations), Sachino (Project Manager, EGO Creative Innovations), and a scrum master.

How did you come to work with EGO Creative Innovations?

The relationship started when we created our company. Another vendor of ours had worked with EGO Creative Innovations in the past and introduced us.

What is the status of this engagement?

We’ve been working together since March 2016.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Before EGO Creative Innovations, our lack of an admin portal was making us lose customers because we couldn’t get in touch with them. EGO delivered great quality for our budget and allowed us to do things we weren’t able to do before.

How did EGO Creative Innovations perform from a project management standpoint?

From the initial development, we were ahead of schedule and under budget. We’ve been meeting our sprints and only seen some errors once. Communication happens via Confluence, Jira, and email, and we have a conference call every two weeks.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They’ve offered us a great hourly price. They excel at grasping what we need and bringing it to life in our technology.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, not that I’ve seen.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Determine if the technology changes will deliver the benefits you’re looking for in your business model.

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

Web & App Dev for Autobiography Writing App Company

“They worked hard to make sure they delivered a quality product.”

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

Cayugasoft Tech (merged with EGO Creative Innovations) provided application development services, working on an iOS app that records, transcribes, and formats the life stories of different users. The app produces PDF and WAV files as the output.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
New York, New York
CEO, BabbleStash
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The team follows instructions to the letter, carefully producing a high-quality product that meets the requirements laid out before them. They communicate well despite a large time and geographical distance, ensuring they are accessible, dedicated, and accommodating.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the owner of BabbleStash, a small LLC which is an app company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Cayugasoft Tech?

I didn’t have the skill set to develop an iPhone application myself, so I was looking for web and application development services. The app allows users to capture their life story.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

I came up with a comprehensive list of the thought-provoking life questions that people could answer to help them with the life stories—there are over 800, and they prompt the user in different ways. People record their answers into the app and then those answers are transcribed.

After a user has enough of the transcriptions done, they can export those to a beautifully formatted PDF that has an accompanying WAV file to hear the person’s voice while looking at their life story.

What is the team composition?

I worked with one project manager and three developers. There was a frontend developer, backend developer, and one developer who subbed in.

How did you come to work with Cayugasoft Tech?

They were recommended by a technical person in my town and I trusted his recommendation. I spoke to a lot of different companies and shared my idea, and a lot of the quotes I received were crazy. Cayugasoft Tech had the most realistic one, and it didn’t seem like they were trying to exploit me.

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked with them from around November 2016–March 2018.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

They’re very literal and do exactly what we tell them to, which means we have to be very clear in our requirements. It’s good because we receive exactly what we want.

How did Cayugasoft Tech perform from a project management standpoint?

The communication was good, via Slack and Trello. They’re in Ukraine, so these things allowed me to interact with them in an accessible way, while they were always willing to talk.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They were a terrific company that I really enjoyed working with and would definitely do so again. They’re very fair in their pricing and they worked hard to make sure they delivered a quality product.

Are there any areas they could improve?

They do exactly what you ask them to do, so you have to be sure of what you want. They’re very good, but it can be daunting. If you’re confident in what you are asking for, they’re terrific.

Their teams are very dedicated. I have worked with a lot of developers over the years, who can be irritable people, but Cayugasoft’s team is very friendly and accommodating. The project manager was helpful, and I liked working with them.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

During the upfront calls, trust Eugene (COO & Co-Founder, Cayugasoft Tech); listen to him, and take his advice about what to do and not to do, because he knows what he’s talking about.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They met the deadlines they gave me.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    I found them to be great value for their skills.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They had quality deliverables and stood by their product.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I would refer them.

App Dev for E-Learning Driving Startup

“They’re really dedicated to the product and committed to our needs.”

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

EGO Creative Innovations helped create a e-learning platform for new drivers. They used React Native to build the mobile version of the app and managed UX design and backend development.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Sweden
Co-Owner, E-Learning Startup
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The app recently launched and is already garnering positive response. EGO Creative Innovations managed the project well and were quick to respond. They resolved issues quickly and are easy to work with.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

We create learner permit courses for our app, which is available in Australia, the U.S., and the U.K. I’m a co-founder and the acting CEO.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with EGO Creative Innovations?

We didn’t have an in-house developer and wanted someone to support us as we built the app.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Our goal was to create more than just an app. We wanted to build an e-learning platform and have been building out the backend to work with both the app and the website. The finished product will be fairly complicated. They’ve been working to make the backend work with the frontend in React Native. It’s a cross-platform app for iOS and Android. They’re doing all the UX design and backend development.

The app itself replaces a driver manual and has a gamified structure. It goes through driving theory with pictures, gifs, and descriptions. Each user answers a series of questions until they get all of them right, then each chapter ends with a test. Users can’t advance to the next chapter until they’ve passed the test. Once the user advances, they get a new car in the app. We’ve also added achievement badges for inviting friends or using the app for a certain number of consecutive days.

What is the team composition?

We’ve had one project manager throughout the project. We’ve had two frontend developers, one backend developer, a QA lead, and one designer. The backend developer and the QA person changed in the process, but everyone else stayed on our project.

How did you come to work with EGO Creative Innovations?

We were originally looking for Swedish developers, but couldn’t find any that had the right level of expertise at a price within our budget. We started looking at developers in other countries and found two possible options through Clutch and other searches. We chose EGO because they had better designers.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent roughly 1.2 million SEK (approximately $136,000 USD).

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in January 2018. We finished the first part of development in the summer of 2018 and took a break. We’ll complete some tests before continuing development later in 2018 or early in 2019.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We had a few issues in the beginning with the apps. We spent about three weeks fixing things and just started marketing. The app is already well-received on both the App Store and Google Play. We have a lot of happy users and we can see that several people are already recommending it. Our Instagram ads get good feedback and our ratings are good. We’re really pleased with the reception.

How did EGO Creative Innovations perform from a project management standpoint?

They’ve been great. Our project was delayed because we changed the scope. The end goal has grown and become more complicated since we presented our initial idea. They’ve been clear and easy to work with from the beginning. We started with daily standups in Skype but changed over to Slack for most of our communication. That works really well for us.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They’re really dedicated to the product and committed to our needs. We had an issue with one of our certificates a few weeks ago. We messaged them and they resolved it within 20 minutes. They’re on top of everything.

Are there any areas they could improve?

They could work on their communication. They’re not bad communicators, but that’s the only place I can think of that has room for improvement. Otherwise, they’re great to work with.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

I don't have any specific recommendations, they're easy to work with.

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 already recommended them.

Mobile App Dev for Real Estate Management Startup

“We’ve appreciated their professionalism and their ability to think outside the box.”

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

EGO cms is currently building wireframes in preparation for developing a role-based mobile application for iOS and Android that facilitates the property rental/management process.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Denver, Colorado
Joel DeGan
Founder, Ziptenant
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The project is still in its early stages, but the EGO cms team’s ability to collaborate effectively is already apparent. They work proactively to address issues before they arise and add value by expanding on preliminary ideas. Their approach to managing the project has been exceptional thus far.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the founder of a startup called Ziptenant. We’re an automated property management platform.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with EGO cms?

We were looking to create a mobile application.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

The application is a user-focused, role-based platform that supports five parties involved in the renting process: the property owner, the vendor that oversees maintenance repairs, the leasing agent, the tenant, and the platform admin.

EGO cms helped plan the app in what they call “the blueprint process”, during which I was able to meet with a business analyst and plan wireframes collaboratively. Through that process, the EGO cms team added tremendous value by expanding on my ideas and providing substantive guidance on improving the platform and making it more comprehensive.

To create efficiencies for the codebase, we’re using Xamarin to support iOS and Android, and a combination of Google Cloud and Firebase on the backend. The app allows tenants to request repairs, communicate with the owner, read their lease, fill out applications, sign new leases, and do almost anything related to the property management lifecycle.

What is the team composition?

I work primarily with a project manager, who has also served as a business analyst for us. We also work with an architect and UI designer. There are about six people on our project altogether.

How did you come to work with EGO cms?

I’ve met several people in Denver’s tech industry that had worked with them before, and they came highly recommended.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve invested about $8,000 thus far.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in April 2018. We’re currently finishing up the wireframes in preparation for development.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We don’t have measurable results to share as of yet, but they’ve done a great job so far.

How did EGO cms perform from a project management standpoint?

Their approach to managing this project has been outstanding. We use a combination of Jira and Confluence to collaborate and track progress. Communication is primarily via email and conference calls on Zoom.

What did you find most impressive about them?

We’ve appreciated their professionalism and their ability to think outside the box. I’ve worked with offshore firms in the past, and it’s rare to find a group that takes a creative approach. They work proactively to confront complex challenges.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They know how long various aspects of the project will take, and they plan accordingly.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Mobile Dev for Practice Management App

“Their English-speaking ability makes a huge difference in communication.”

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Feb. 2016 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

EGO finished developing the first version of an app that complements a practice management solution. Currently, the team is refining the second version and testing it on iOS and Android devices.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Pompano Beach, California
Senior Director, Software Developer
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Superior language skills and efficient project management make EGO stand out and allow them to hit milestones. They quickly grasp end-user requirements and proactively suggest solutions that enhance the product.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

Our company offers a practice management web application. I’m the senior director of engineering.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with EGO c.m.s.?

Since a lot of our customers wanted to access certain functionalities through their phone and tablets, we needed a mobile app version of our website. We chose to outsource to make it happen faster.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Our architect drew up a list of requirements derived from our website and sent them to EGO. They came up with an estimate and started implementing them. They’ve already given us version one, and they’re now working on version two.

As they gain a better understanding of our system, they’ve given us feedback on the designs we’ve provided, offering options for doing certain things. Our product team then talks about their recommendations and chooses whether or not to use them.

The product is for iOS and Android. It has a streamlined user interface, which allows you to do certain things differently from the website. We’ve testing the app on the last two versions of most hardware platforms, including tablets, Apple phones, and Android devices.

What is the team dynamic?

We told them what our budget was and how fast we wanted to do it, and they sourced all of their team. The number varies over the course of the project. For version one, we worked with about 4–5 people. Currently, about 10 resources are working on version two, including QA [quality assurance] and design staff. They may not be full-time, as they come and go as required.

How did you come to work with EGO c.m.s.?

They were hired before I started working here.

How much have you invested with them?

We have spent $150,000 over the course of our relationship.

What is the status of this engagement?

Version two started in September 2017. It’s due to be released in January 2018.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Since we’re still doing QA, we haven’t released any of the versions yet. So far, I’m happy with their progress. The estimates seem realistic, and they’ve hit all of them.

How did EGO c.m.s. perform from a project management standpoint?

They have a dedicated project manager who is very efficient and competent. We use JIRA to manage tasks, and we have weekly calls with their team.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their English-speaking ability makes a huge difference in communication. I’ve worked with other Russian teams where they can’t speak English—they can only write it, so we had to have conversations through tools rather than in person. It’s nice to be able to speak to every developer, QA person, and project manager on the team.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Not right now. We would have mentioned anything to them already.

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

Front-End Dev Work for Integration Development Company

“They’ve been responsive to feedback and are quick to implement.”

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

EGO cms built a pilot version of a software that integrated QuickBooks Online and QuickBooks Desktop with a client web app. They mainly provided front-end design using Angular 1. 

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Durham, New Hampshire
Sean Matthews
Cofounder, Left Hook Digital
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

EGO's portion of the solution performed smoothly and met the internal staff's expectations. EGO cms was accessible and responsive throughout the process. Their willingness to answer any questions, revise code, and devote additional resources kept the project moving forward.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

Left Hook Digital does project-based, contracted integration development including API development. We have a few dozen clients in a three-month period. I’m the co-founder and managing partner.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with EGO cms?

We needed more development power on our team. We had backend developers, but needed frontend development and help with the few backend issues we face.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

This project is a pilot project. This is for one our partners, so if it works out well, we’ll do more projects with them. It’s an ongoing augment as needed.

We’re doing a direct integration between QuickBooks Online and a client's app that is essentially a bi-directional sync of accounting information. The integration between the client's App and QuickBooks Online and Desktop is programmed through our partner's platform. We created an app/service that sits between the external software and our client’s app. The middleware is embedded into the client’s app to make it look like it’s all one thing. You could call it a white-labeled intermediate integration app. EGO helped mostly with the frontend.

What is the team dynamic?

We initially engaged with Eugene, the CEO. He reviewed the project and pulled some people in from his team. Irina is helping with project management internally; we occasionally interacted with her as well. There was someone else on the project, but they quickly pulled him off when they realized he wasn’t needed. He actually pulled himself off which is pretty impressive. Misha is the one we’ve been working with primarily. We sync up with him at the end of his day and the beginning of our day. We check in to see how things have gone and if he has any questions. We set the stage for what he’s going to do the next day. That communication was regular throughout the project.

How did you come to work with EGO cms?

We had initially engaged another company, Ascendle, but the project wasn’t something they did. They referred us to EGO. We checked on their reputation, but we didn’t search for another company.

How much have you invested with them?

They gave us a blended rate, which is really helpful. We paid between $25 and $35 per hour, which averaged out to $32. They were flexible in handling the total cost. We decided that time and materials made the most sense. It costs between $3,000 and $5,000 per month.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with them in June 2017, and the work completed at the end of September 2017. They’re working on a part-time basis.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Everything has gone smoothly. I haven’t heard anything negative about their code. We don’t know enough about frontend development in Angular.js to know whether it’s good, clean code, but the end client does as well as other people we’ve contacted. Nobody has said anything about redoing that code. They’ve been responsive to feedback and are quick to implement.

How did EGO cms perform from a project management standpoint?

They’ve been great. The only downside was that we had to make sure we could meet in the morning to sync up with them. We eventually became accustomed, but it was hard to get used to at first. It wasn’t any fault of theirs. They’ve been great at saying what issues there are and understanding what needs to be done. Eugene has everything under control and they’ve been following the contract closely and sending us details. There’s not been any a lack of response or an unacceptable delay.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They’ve been very thorough and have been open to answering questions and reviewing anything that’s been done. They check in regularly with us. There have been a couple of times when the project has gone sideways, and Eugene reached out to see if we needed any additional resources or anything else. It was impressive to get that because it meant they’re communicating internally and getting regular debriefings on how things are going.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I can’t see anything at the moment. They might benefit from having someone "stateside" that does project management as well. That way, the hours would overlap better. I don’t know if it would work or not. There’s nothing negative until someone tells me there’s something wrong with the code.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    We haven’t done this enough with other vendors to compare them, but the value to us was very clear.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Mobile App Dev for EHR Systems Firm

"The project manager was available all the time, and we had no roadblocks."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
2015 - 2016
Project summary: 

CayugaSoft Tech (merged with EGO Creative Innovations) developed an iOS app as a simpler alternative to an existing web app, involving on-the-go scheduling and messaging.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
San Francisco, California
CoFounder, EHR Systems Firm
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

With only one assigned developer and one project manager, the tasks were straightforward and communication was clear and reliable. They’re an affordable company with a sufficient amount of experience and a competent team.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

We are an EHR systems provider. I am the owner.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Cayugasoft Tech?

We needed an iOS app as an alternative to the existing web application.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Cayugasoft Tech developed our app. It’s a stripped-down version of the web app, and it provides scheduling and messaging on-the-move. There was one Swift developer assigned to our project.

How did you come to work with Cayugasoft Tech?

I interviewed a couple of companies, and Cayugasoft Tech seemed nice in comparison. They seemed to know what they were talking about, and they were affordable.

How much have you invested with Cayugasoft Tech?

The cost of Cayugasoft Tech’s work was about $30,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with Cayugasoft Tech in 2015. The project was completed in 2016.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The code was clean and it worked. There was nothing else we measured Cayugasoft Tech against.

How did Cayugasoft Tech perform from a project management standpoint?

It was a fairly simple project involving a developer and project manager. The project manager was available all the time, and we had no roadblocks. The communication was fairly straightforward.

What did you find most impressive about Cayugasoft Tech?

I’ve only worked with Cayugasoft Tech, so I couldn’t compare them with anyone else. They were competent, though.

Are there any areas Cayugasoft Tech could improve?

No. I was overall satisfied and have no complaints.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    I sometimes needed additional explanations of the work.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I have recommended them.

iOS & Xamarin Dev for Entrepreneur

"They’ve done wonderful work, and I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
3.5
Cost: 
3.0
Willing to refer: 
4.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
May 2016 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

EGO Creative prepared iOS apps and QA testing for 2 mobile brands to enhance users' digital experience and media interactivity.  

The Reviewer
 
Sole Proprietor
 
Cairo, Egypt
Adham Maghraby
Founder & CEO, itagit
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

In their 2 months on the market, both apps secured positive feedback from consumers and investors. EGO Creative’s keen problem-solving, technical proficiency, and responsiveness built a great rapport with the internal team. 

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

itagit technologies is a digital media startup where we developed a proprietary platform that enhances digital experiences for users. Our core function is that we create applications that allow real-time interactivity between the user and content for radio, TV, or live events. Users are able to capture and interact with audio/video content being broadcasted from that source in real-time. I am an Egyptian entrepreneur and am founder and CEO of itagit. 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with EGO Creative?

The primary reason I reached out to EGO Creative was that our internal technical department decided to develop our Apple iOS and Android mobile applications using the Xamarin platform. 

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

EGO Creative was commissioned to develop the iOS mobile application for 2 of my mobile brands. The first brand is a music discovery-related application called Tether, which they developed from scratch. My other brand is called TV Tag, which is related to TV interactivity and capturing real-time video via TV without using the camera phone. The applications were designed by an external third party, and we were developing the Android apps internally. We went through several scoping exercises to clearly identify the features, functions, and user flow within each application to reflect the designs that were created. They came back to me with a time and cost estimate, and we negotiated to come to an agreement with them. There was an NDA signed because we were dealing with proprietary technology.

We went through the phases of the development based on prioritization that I had set up. In the beginning, we didn’t have a certain number of resources from their team assigned to us. But, when the workload ramped up and it was clear that we would be engaged for 3 months, then we had dedicated resources, including iOS and Android developers and QA testers.

How did you come to work with EGO Creative?

I was recommended to search for developers on Upwork. I did a lot of research on different companies and individual developers. EGO Creative was shortlisted, along with 3 other providers. We chose them based on their experience and testimonials on the site, along with the fact that they had certified developers and were partners with Xamarin. They also gave a reasonable estimate on the cost.

How much have you invested with EGO Creative?

We have spent between $30,000 and $35,000 over the course of our relationship.

What is the status of this engagement?

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

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Our apps have only been on the market for 2 months. The apps that we created were quite innovative. There was no point of reference that you could compare either brand to. We are offering what we call never-seen-before mobile-based user experiences. We would not have been able to get the positive feedback we’ve gotten from the market and our investors without EGO Creative’s role in the project. Our investors and other people are intrigued with how we’re able to create these digital experiences.

How did EGO Creative perform from a project management standpoint?

I’m in constant communication with a single project manager who’s responsible for the deliveries and any issues that come up. They are very clear on what tasks are being done and which are being prioritized. If we have any issues with testing, they’re quick to respond. We have a personal relationship as well as professional, which helps build rapport. We invited one of their developers to come to our offices for a week, and that helped build a stronger bond between our organizations. They helped us solve certain problems with how to scale certain parts of the application.

What did you find most impressive about EGO Creative?

I’ve dealt with 2 project managers over the course of our relationship. I’m very happy with the responsiveness of the second project manager. She’s always available over Skype, even during night hours when we need help with a live event. At one point, we had a cash flow problem, but they had a lot of patience with our situation, and we really appreciated that.

Are there any areas EGO Creative could improve?

I think there are certain key areas that any company can improve. One of those is reporting on a more periodic basis. Even though they are responding quickly already, they can work to make it even better. They could also expand their presence beyond Europe. With their expertise in Xamarin, it would be a good opportunity for them to improve and expand their reach. 

4.0
Overall Score There were ups and downs, but the ups were much more than downs. They came through and developed 2 great applications. They’ve done wonderful work, and I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone.
  • 3.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Dealing with deadlines in app development, you can put an expectation of time and build contingency into that, but reality always tends to throw curve balls at you. They were able to deliver, even though they encountered difficulties in the process.
  • 3.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    I think there’s room for them to be more flexible in their hourly prices depending on where the client is located. They may be affordable for Europe, but for the Middle East, because of the exchange rate, a long-term project is expensive.
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    No one is perfect.
  • 4.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Mobile App Dev for Auto Software Company

"They really appreciate positive feedback about how their work has benefited our customers."

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

An automotive software company used a team from EGO Creative to wireframe and develop a mobile prototype that will house their legacy software. Testing and development remain ongoing.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
United Kingdom
Daryn Clarke
Director, Squarepeg Software
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Customers are pleased with the usability of the app. EGO's team has kept all deadlines and now has a thorough understanding of the product and it's larger goals. Despite some language barriers, the partnership has been an overwhelming success.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

We’re a software solutions provider for the automotive industry, and I’m one of the directors. We’re located in England and we currently have five employees. Our software prepares reports which allow customers to inspect end-of-lease vehicles.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with EGO Creative Media Solutions?

We had some legacy software on older technology which we needed to migrate over to a new mobile paradigm of Android and iOS. We didn’t have the skills in-house to do that, and we decided that it was better to outsource the mobile development part of the work rather than upskill.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We first engaged their project managers to help scope out the project. We also have experience in that area, so it was a joint effort to come up with a solution that we liked. They then brought on board one of their technical architects, with whom we worked closely. We completed the wireframing and progressed to the MVP [minimum viable product stage]. We went through testing scenarios, and then we were able to launch.

In the early stages, we had quite a close interaction with them because we were new to outsourcing. As time went on, we’ve been able to step back from that day-by-day management. Initially, we engaged a project manager part-time, and then we brought in a developer on an hourly rate. We then switched to a fixed monthly contract, so the developer was working solely for us on a three-month rolling contract. We have the option of extending that to around 40–60 hours per week if necessary.

I liaise closely with their team lead, who either works on the project himself or delegates to another developer. As a result, we don’t have only one individual developer. There are a number of resources they can use who have knowledge across the project.

How did you come to work with EGO Creative Media Solutions?

It was a fairly brief process. We’ve not really outsourced before, so we were sort of sticking our toe in the water to test how the relationship would work. We went through Elance originally and had a number of responses back. After more in-depth interviewing with the providers, we felt that EGO Creative gave us confidence that they understood what we were after. They had experience in both Android and iOS development, so we decided to hire them.

How much have you invested with EGO Creative Media Solutions?

We’ve spent around $5,000 to $7,000 per month throughout the course of the project.

What is the status of this engagement?

The project began in the first quarter of 2014 and launched at the end of 2014. It’s an ongoing project, as we have customers who are forever looking to bring more aspects of their business into our product. We’ve also used EGO Creative for other smaller applications we’ve needed over time.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We have a specialized product, so we don’t have a huge volume of customers. However, our customers use it quite intensively. They are happy with the product, and we’ve had very positive feedback on the user interfaces. EGO Creative has a good understanding of how to make an app feel natural within the Android and iOS environments.

There have been times when we experienced slight misunderstandings, but that may have been due to a lack of specific explanations on our part. Those instances were quickly rectified, and we’ve overcome those challenges very easily.

How did EGO Creative Media Solutions perform from a project management standpoint?

We have a dedicated project manager who understands the product very well. She and her team have gone over and above when we had hard deadlines. We’ve been very pleased with the project management. We have regular Skype meetings, and we also use Atlassian’s JIRA and Confluence to track the project. We use the wiki quite extensively as a central repository to store knowledge of the project. We’ll write scope and feature requests within Confluence, which EGO Creative then translates into JIRA tasks for the developers.

What did you find most impressive about EGO Creative Media Solutions?

I don’t have much experience with outsourcing, so it’s difficult for me to compare. In my opinion, the most impressive aspects are the relationship we’ve developed, their understanding, and the pride they take in ensuring the product has an impact to the end user. They really appreciate positive feedback about how their work has benefited our customers. I believe that shows a level of care within the project.

Are there any areas EGO Creative Media Solutions could improve?

There have been some occasional misunderstandings due to the language difference, but we’ve been able to rectify them quickly. Because an outsourced team is not as close to the business as we are, there may be information missing from their knowledge base. It’s a two-way process to fill those gaps.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They’ve been very good at completing the tasks we’ve asked of them. There have been one or two times where we slipped, but nothing that has caused us particular issues.
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    We have a successful product, and they’ve been an integral part of creating that product.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    The pros massively outweigh the cons.

Web App Development for Marketplace Startup

"I could not have dreamt of having a better project manager than the one assigned by CayugaSoft."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Feb. 2016 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

CayugaSoft Technologies (merged with EGO Creative Innovations) developed a functional web application product for an early-stage startup providing an online marketplace for wellness services.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
San Francisco, California
Founder, Marketplace Startup
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

CayugaSoft Technologies (merged with EGO Creative Innovations) provided a wonderful experience and delivered a product with few bugs that was easy to work with. The project manager was understanding and organized in terms of managing ideas, following up, and delivering on time. They handled outsourcing very well and had an amazing team full of nice people.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

We are an early-stage startup providing a marketplace for wellness services. I am the founder of the company.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

I have been working in the tech world for a long time on the business side, but choosing a language for my current platform was a challenge. I asked CayugaSoft to explain to me in plain English why they would choose one platform over another. I was told that, although there are newer languages available, the advantage of established ones is that they offer many tools and widgets which we can leverage. The recommendation made sense to me, and I liked CayugaSoft's ability to deal with me at a non-technical level.

CayugaSoft assigned one lead and one part-time developer, as well as a testing team. I had regular meetings with the lead developer.

How did you come to work with CayugaSoft Technologies?

I never had a connection with this market before. I found CayugaSoft through a European service for matching clients with software development companies and reviewed them along with 15 other candidates. I could see that CayugaSoft could clearly see what I wanted to do, based on their high-level briefing. They went beyond what was being asked by our group, giving me more details about what could be done in a way that made me confident in CayugaSoft's skills.

How much have you invested with CayugaSoft Technologies?

The cost of CayugaSoft's services has been between $50,000 and $100,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with CayugaSoft in February 2016, and have an ongoing collaboration. The progress has been slow, given that I'm doing this while still working a full-time job. We are in the final stages of development. It has been a wonderful experience so far, and I would love to work with CayugaSoft in the future.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

CayugaSoft Technologies has delivered a functional product. It has a few bugs, but not to an overwhelming degree. I found CayugaSoft easy to work with, especially at this stage.

How did CayugaSoft Technologies perform from a project management standpoint?

The team was amazing. I could not have dreamt of having a better project manager than the one assigned by CayugaSoft. She was understanding and knew what to say in order to reassure me.

We used JIRA, Slack, and Google Docs. CayugaSoft has been much more organized than me in terms of managing my ideas, following up, and delivering on time. I was usually late for our scheduled calls.

What did you find most impressive about CayugaSoft Technologies?

CayugaSoft has a team of very nice people. I received messages for Christmas and Thanksgiving, even though they are based in East Europe. CayugaSoft handles outsourcing very well.

From a technology point of view, I had a hard time understanding test-driven development. CayugaSoft was able to explain it to me, allowing me to make the right decision in terms of cost and good-quality code. CayugaSoft has gone above and beyond, treating my project as their own and bringing a creative approach to solving problems. There were times when I didn't know how a certain feature could be created, and CayugaSoft came up with good solutions every time.

Are there any areas CayugaSoft Technologies could improve?

The cost could be lower, but I don't think that this is a realistic possibility.

5.0
Overall Score Working with CayugaSoft Technologies has been the highlight of my year.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    CayugaSoft Technologies was very meticulous about keeping us on schedule. Any delays were because of me.
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    I have seen other offers, and never chose the cheapest one.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    CayugaSoft Technologies has delivered what I needed, and more.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I have been quiet about my own project, so I have not recommended CayugaSoft Technologies, but I would do so if given the chance.