Web and mobile app development done right

Ekreative delivers high-quality apps, sites and online systems globally. Services provided range from R&D partner for enterprise clients, to development partner for digital design agencies, to integral product design partner for post-seed start-ups and much more. 

 

For over 15 years we’ve helped our clients increase efficiency and grow their businesses by implementing custom digital solutions that directly address their most pressing challenges. With our main development centre in Eastern Europe and satellite offices in the US, Germany and the UK, we’re perfectly positioned to access a deep talent pool. The experienced team we’ve assembled includes specialists  in a wide range of programming languages and technologies as well as in design, UX, QA, project management, SEO and more.

 

 

 

 

 
$10,000+
 
$25 - $49 / hr
 
50 - 249
 Founded
2002
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Memphis, TN
headquarters
  • of registered office 386, Elwood Lane
    Memphis, TN TN 38117
    United States
other locations
  • of registered office 2a St George’s Wharf
    London SW8 2LE
    United Kingdom
  • 44 Svyato-Makariivska
    Cherkassy 18003
    Ukraine

Portfolio

Key clients: 
Envista, Kavo Kerr, Kidslox, Lifebase Solutions, Klekt, Gardner Denver, Scout Alarm, Soultime, GigX, Path Motion, CutNut, WhatCharity

Cross-platform parental control solution

Kidslox is a market leading, cross-platform, parental control solution. Initially, the Ekreative team developed Android, iOS and web apps for Kidslox as well as a formidable back end. After making a series of successful analytics based updates to the system, Ekreative was entrusted with running all aspects of the business. We've taken Kidslox on to new heights through intuitive design, cutting edge R&D and much more. Today

Kidslox is an award-winning leader in its industry, fast approaching 1 million users globally. It's also a good example of Ekreative's capacity for leveraging development experience to achieve business goals.
Soultime is designed to teach, enable and encourage users in the practice of Christian mediation Image

Soultime is designed to teach, enable and encourage users in the practice of Christian mediation

Challenge

Soultime have a wealth of expertise in Christian meditation and wanted to make an app that would turn their knowledge and experience into something immediately helpful and easy to understand for the average user.

Solutions

  • Selection of background sounds and video images for a customisable experience
  • Reminder function helps users make daily time for meditation
  • In-app
questionnaire to algorithmically recommend appropriate meditations for users
  • Easy to navigate app interface keeps focus on content and meditation
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    Transparent, easy to use, UK charities database

    WhatCharity

    An easy to search, read and use charities information database to increase both transparency of and engagement with UK charities. The What Charity platform uses intuitive design principles to make complex public datasets accessible and clear.

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    Lifebase: platform to equip and automate nutrition businesses

    A comprehensive personal nutrition platform to enable a wide range of nutrition businesses to more effectively serve their clients needs. Lifebase places the power of automation into the hands of gyms, personal trainers and personal nutrition advisors to maximise their results with the help of a powerful backend system and easy to use mobile apps.

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    Farmgate

    The FarmGate Auctions system is reliable, easy to use livestock auction software that saves agents time and money by enabling them to upload and assess detailed livestock information, bid for livestock online and make secure transactions.

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    RexVid

    Whether you want to create a group message for a special occasion or include a family member who couldn’t make it, RexVid’s got your back. By facilitating collaboration with friends and family RexVid makes it easy to shoot, edit and send group videos for special events.

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    Mobile & Desktop Dev for Vertical Story SaaS

    “They’ve been reliable in executing their deliverables.”

    Quality: 
    4.5
    Schedule: 
    4.0
    Cost: 
    4.0
    Willing to refer: 
    5.0
    The Project
     
    Confidential
     
    Oct. 2017 - Ongoing
    Project summary: 

    Ekreative transformed designs into a full-fledged MVP for a SaaS that's focused on story production. They utilized technologies like JavaScript, HTML, node.js, and Swift to create mobile and desktop platforms.

    The Reviewer
     
    2-10 Employees
     
    Hamburg, Germany
    Benjamin Ranft
    CPO, Cutnut
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    Ekreative has proved to be a reliable service provider. They’ve handled the client’s stringent requirements well, and their project management has been effective. The team has demonstrated an impressive level of responsibility, with some teammates even working overtime for free of charge.

    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 CPO of a small startup in Hamburg called Cutnut. We’re a SaaS business, and our tool allows you to edit and produce vertical stories across multiple channels. Users can create stories using pre-built templates and export them to social media outlets like Instagram and Snapchat.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    What challenge were you trying to address with Ekreative?

    We’d built a prototype with another agency, and we were looking for a provider to develop the actual MVP.

    SOLUTION

    What was the scope of their involvement?

    Ekreative took our designs and documentation to develop them into an iOS/Android app. We pivoted our business model to also operate on desktop, so they also created a desktop-based software editor. For the Android app, they utilized JavaScript and node.js for the backend.

    They coded in Swift for the iOS app in the Electron framework. For the desktop, they’re using JavaScript and node.js again, but their tech stack now includes HTML and CSS.

    What is the team composition?

    While the team size fluctuates, we’ve worked with 2–8 people. We have a project manager, a quality assurance teammate, and 1–6 developers.

    How did you come to work with Ekreative?

    After a friend recommended them to us, we carefully vetted them and five other agencies. We decided to go with them.

    What is the status of this engagement?

    We began working together in September 2017 and the work is still ongoing.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

    How have you judged their performance? Are there any success metrics you could share?

    They’ve been reliable in executing their deliverables. We track an excel sheet that serves as a roadmap of estimated hours and sprints. Our requirements are very stringent, and we held them to very high expectations in terms of quality assurance. Over time, their performance has increased, and they’re able to give us better estimates of their progress. We’re pretty much on track, currently.

    How did Ekreative perform from a project management standpoint?

    They’ve been great; the project manager is very attentive, and we’re in constant communication via Slack or Skype. We utilize different communication channels for different solutions. We even chat directly with the developers. There’s always someone that’s accessible, which we really appreciate.

    What did you find most impressive about them?

    We’ve worked with other outsourcing agencies, and I’d say that Ekreative has been more reliable than them. They’re more attentive to detail. While agencies aren’t perfect options because there’s something inevitably lost in the back-and-forth communications, I feel that they take responsibility for the project and are very trustworthy.

    Sometimes, they’ll work over their hours, beyond what’s stipulated in their contract. That level of commitment is something we appreciate.

    Are there any areas they could improve?

    There’s always room for improvement, but we give them credit for keeping up with us despite our taxing requirements.

    Do you have any advice for potential customers?

    Start out with smaller builds. Test out a general concept first, before trying to build out a huge feature set. It’s better to take on a project step-by-step.

    4.5
    Overall Score
    • 4.0 Scheduling
      ON TIME / DEADLINES
    • 4.0 Cost
      Value / within estimates
    • 4.5 Quality
      Service & deliverables
    • 5.0 NPS
      Willing to refer

    Branding, Web Dev & Support for Fractional CxO Directory

    “They’re just great people and add great value. I’ve been working with them for five years and will continue to do so.”

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

    Ekreative built a Drupal 8 website and helped establish a brand presence for a fractional CxO (Chief <fill in the blank> Officer) directory. They continue to manage the site and social channels.

    The Reviewer
     
    1-10 Employees
     
    Irvine, California
    John Fox
    CEO, GigX, Inc.
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    Ekreative’s efforts are consistently met with high praise. The team meets metrical expectations, exudes intellect, and delivers results at a reasonable price. Customers can expect an enjoyable work relationship with competent professionals.

    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 co-founder and CEO of GigX, Inc. We’re a global fractional CxO directory. We connect hiring entities with experienced, independent leadership.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    What challenge were you trying to address with Ekreative?

    We needed to build our brand from the ground up. We started with nothing and wanted to define our digital brand presence with their help.

    SOLUTION

    What was the scope of their involvement?

    Ekreative brought our brand to life via our website and our digital presence. Another team created our logo and basic brand, which was then turned over to Ekreative; they utilized those components and our branding guidelines to create our first directory website on Drupal 8 from scratch.

    They also managed a lot of the ongoing connections with social media channels, such as Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. The team also oversaw our reporting, dashboards, and technology. They provided beginning-to-end tech and digital solutions for us.

    What is the team composition?

    We’ve had a primary relationship with three project managers and the COO. For this project, we've worked with a team of 12 and a few others.

    How did you come to work with Ekreative?

    They’ve been a great partner for over five years, and I’ve had the pleasure of bringing them into various, prior companies before founding GigX.

    What is the status of this engagement?

    We began working together in January 2013, and our engagement is productive and ongoing. This project started in April 2018.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    As far as metrics, their performance has been spotless, and there haven't been any issues. We also have business success dashboards to track the success of our business and Ekreative’s efforts from a digital marketing standpoint, according to which they've met our expectations.

    How did Ekreative perform from a project management standpoint?

    We've had three project managers, all of whom are very strong. Sometimes, however, there’s an opportunity for them to realize that they have a voice in guiding our process. As opposed to just being order-takers, I’ve been working with them on showing off their intellect and their ability to drive initiatives. They’ve responded well to being given the authority to expand their role within our organization.

    What did you find most impressive about them?

    They are thorough and very likable, which helps our relationship and creates an enjoyable work environment.

    Are there any areas they could improve?

    Like I mentioned before, they have the ability to have a greater voice and drive initiatives. Maybe other clients haven’t afforded them that opportunity, so it’s something they’ve begun to welcome.

    Do you have any advice for potential customers?

    My advice is to work with them. They’re just great people and add great value. I’ve been working with them for five years and will continue to do so. If you’re interested in accessing young and smart tech talent or need to protect your burn rate and what you’re investing in, Ekreative is a really great way to go.

    5.0
    Overall Score
    • 4.5 Scheduling
      ON TIME / DEADLINES
      We had one minor scheduling issue.
    • 5.0 Cost
      Value / within estimates
    • 5.0 Quality
      Service & deliverables
    • 5.0 NPS
      Willing to refer
      I've already referred them.

    Web, Mobile & Software Dev for Nutrition Platform

    "They really get 5 stars on everything—they’re a fabulous team to work with."

    Quality: 
    5.0
    Schedule: 
    5.0
    Cost: 
    5.0
    Willing to refer: 
    5.0
    The Project
     
    $200,000 to $999,999
     
    Nov. 2017 - Ongoing
    Project summary: 

    Ekreative provided full-stack services for a nutrition-based SaaS startup. Using Redmine for project management, they developed both iOS/Android apps, the backend of a dashboard tool, and multiple websites.

    The Reviewer
     
    2-10 Employees
     
    Sioux Falls, South Dakota
    Christopher Holman
    CMO, LifeBase
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    Turning the client’s vision into a reality, Ekreative has become a valuable partner over the course of a long-standing relationship. Despite the engagement being a remote one, with their cost-effective rates, the dedicated team of developers has become a go-to resource for the business.

    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 chief marketing officer of LifeBase Solutions, a B2B SaaS software platform.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    What challenge were you trying to address with Ekreative?

    We were looking for a provider to build out the backend of our dashboard, to develop our iOS/Android apps, and to create our websites. We also needed marketing materials.

    SOLUTION

    What was the scope of their involvement?

    They developed our software from scratch. While we had a concept that we’d developed over the years, they took our ideas and wireframes and turned it into code.

    They built our iOS and Android apps which serve as macro-nutrient trackers. Our goal is to make nutrition simple and automated for nutrition coaches. It allows users to look up food items via barcode scan, and to enter them into the system. They’ve designed the UI to have an intuitive flow.

    What is the team composition?

    At its peak, the team consisted of somewhere between 15­–20 people. Marissa (Project Manager, Ekreative) was my main point of contact, and she was phenomenal. I’ve also met with their founder, who occasionally comes to the US to support their accounts.

    How did you come to work with Ekreative?

    I’d worked with them previously at my last two companies.

    How much have you invested with them?

    Over the years, I’ve spent roughly $400,000 on them with different projects, at different companies.

    What is the status of this engagement?

    For my startup, we began working together in August 2018. At my last two companies, I started work with them in early 2016. We have an ongoing relationship that I hope will only continue to grow.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    They’ve helped make my ideas a reality. I’ve been very satisfied with their work because they created functional software at an extremely cost-effective rate.

    How did Ekreative perform from a project management standpoint?

    Our project manager was just phenomenal. We use a project management app called Redmine to track project progress.

    What did you find most impressive about them?

    They’re an offshore developer based in Ukraine, so their rates are really reasonable. While you might have qualms about whether a remote relationship can work, I’ve never had problems. I can trust them, and they provide quality work. They really get 5 stars on everything—they’re a fabulous team to work with.

    Are there any areas they could improve?

    I can’t really think of anything specific, but any provider can always strive to achieve more. There’s always room for improvement. They provide phenomenal value for the work they deliver, though.

    Do you have any advice for potential customers?

    While I’d want to keep them to myself since they’re such a valuable partner, I’d just say that they’re good people to work with. Have no reservations about working with a Ukrainian development team—they’re truly good people.

    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

    Development for a Construction Industry Software Company

    “Their communication is very good, and they understand all the problems we face.”

    Quality: 
    5.0
    Schedule: 
    4.0
    Cost: 
    5.0
    Willing to refer: 
    5.0
    The Project
     
    $50,000 to $199,999
     
    June 2019 - Ongoing
    Project summary: 

    Ekreative took over app development for a software company in the construction industry. The app is built natively in Objective C, Swift, and Kotlin, and Ekreative tailored its features to match the market.

    The Reviewer
     
    2-10 Employees
     
    Hamburg, Germany
    CEO, Software Company
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    Uptime has improved significantly, and users respond positively to the look and feel of the app. Ekreative managed projects well, and their executives are very involved in the process.

    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 focuses on the construction industry. I'm the co-founder and CEO.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    What challenge were you trying to address with Ekreative?

    We wanted help to further develop our app.

    SOLUTION

    What was the scope of their involvement?

    They took over from another agency that we weren't happy with. They made the app fit with the market, and we worked quite closely together to fix instabilities in the existing build and add functionality as needed. The app is built natively in Objective C and Swift on the iOS side, and the Android version was built using Kotlin.

    What is the team composition?

    We worked with a team of seven, led by a project manager.

    How did you come to work with Ekreative?

    My co-founder recommended them.

    How much have you invested with them?

    We've spent roughly $50,000.

    What is the status of this engagement?

    We started working together in June 2019, and the work is ongoing.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    As yet, we don't have any hard metrics, but our uptime is considerably better, and our users react well to the product.

    How did Ekreative perform from a project management standpoint?

    I'm very happy with their project management. Their COO checked in regularly, and we had weekly calls with our project manager.

    What did you find most impressive about them?

    Their communication is very good, and they understand all the problems we face. We share user feedback with them, and we iterate to make the product better.

    Are there any areas they could improve?

    In general, I'm quite happy with them. They're a remote team, so there is always room to improve communication, but I can't think of anything specific that bothers me about the work they do for us.

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