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At EL Passion we build digital products for startups, established businesses and corporations from all over the world.

We are a product house with extensive experience in building MVPs and fully-featured products

Our expertise:

  • Web and Mobile Development
  • UX & UI Design         
  • Concept & Strategy 

Key Figures:  

300+ delivered projects      20 countries of our customers

50+ team members             9 years on the market

Over the years we have mastered our processes and consider them an unique value that will benefit your product. We rely on UX, Agile, Lean and XP methodologies in our work to create the best quality applications for you as fast as possible.

Let's turn your idea into scalable business!

 
$5,000+
 
$50 - $99 / hr
 
50 - 249
 Founded
2011
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Warsaw, Poland
headquarters

Portfolio

Key clients: 

Rightmove

Varner

Millward Brown

Wirtualna Polska

Docplanner

femtasy

Booksy

Tellius

Polaroid Originals

Estimote

Indoorway

femtasy

femtasy is a progressive web application that provides erotic audio content for women, with a wide range of stories and voices.

Benefit Systems

Benefit Systems offer a benefits program with many sports facilities for employees. The UX Audit was focused on the sports facility search tool, determining how to improve it through our recommendations.

The Mobility House Web App

The Mobility House is a leading service provider for charging solutions and installation services in Europe. 

Millward Brown Web App

Millward Brown is a global market research firm focused on advertising effectiveness, strategic communication, media and brand equity research. 

WP Player

WP Player is a highly configurable video component.

Wunderpass App & Landing Page Design

Wunderpass is the only truly global sightseeing pass. 

Docplanner Mobile App

DocPlanner lets patients find a doctor online and schedule a visit. $14MLN in 3 rounds of VC funding. 

Remitsy - web app

Remitsy uses Bitcoins to make fast payments to your international suppliers.

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User Analysis App Dev for Tech Development Company

"EL Passion did everything we asked of them, and they were very accommodating throughout the process."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Mar. 2019 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

EL Passion used React to develop the frontend of a user behavior analysis prototype for a web services company. They dedicated a designer to the project to provide a more professional visual presence.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Tysons, Virginia
Engineer, Tech Development Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

With carefully written code and a creative design, EL Passion delivered a functional product that is worthy of being introduced to a broader audience. The team had little trouble communicating across time zones, and they were mindful of all requirements.

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 am an engineer at a technology development company. We deliver web services through various applications and domains.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with EL Passion?

We hired EL Passion for a rapid build of a new application that we're considering launching.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Our company designed and built a proof of concept internally for a user behavior analysis tool, which would help website owners track user activity and collect feedback from users. We demoed it to EL Passion and asked them to provide a more professional design and assist in building a prototype. We agreed to a collaborative partnership in that they would develop the frontend using React while our in-house team maintained the backend.

What is the team composition?

We had one full-time designer for the first month or so and then brought on a full-time developer and a part-time junior developer.

How did you come to work with EL Passion?

We had worked with EL Passion on a previous project, so we already had a decent working relationship with them.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent about $45,000 with them.

What is the status of this engagement?

Our engagement spanned February–May 2019.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

They definitely met the requirement of coming up with an intuitive design and helping us bring our idea from an initial prototype to something that we will be proud to present to a broader user base.

How did EL Passion perform from a project management standpoint?

We communicated daily through Slack, and we used Jira for development tasking. EL Passion did a good job of giving us project updates. There were no bottlenecks in terms of communicating.

What did you find most impressive about them?

The designer we worked with was the strongest resource for us. We could tell he took a personal liking to the project. He engaged regularly and had a lot of opinions and ideas, so it was like he was part of our in-house team.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No. EL Passion did everything we asked of them, and they were very accommodating throughout the process.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

When working with an outsourced team, in general, it’s vital for the internal team to maintain the work that’s being done. We had to find that balance so that we picked the appropriate time for EL Passion to transition the product back to us near the end of the development process.

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

UI/UX Design for Contractor Mobile App Platform

"The team’s innovative suggestions resulted in a design that exceeded our expectations."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
July - Oct. 2018
Project summary: 

El Passion designed and developed a mobile-based platform of iOS and Android. The team created the UI/UX with Sketch.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
New York, New York
Stefano Sanchini
CEO, 4URSPACE LLC
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

El Passion expertly managed the partnership and delivered high-quality results. Professional and creative, the team was notably available to collaborate on the project.

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 CEO of 4URSPACE LLC, an online network that connects clients, brands, and project managers with architects and general contractors.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with EL Passion?

We needed a design team for our new mobile application platform.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

The team developed new features for iOS and Android. They used Sketch to design the UI/UX.

What is the team composition?

We worked with two designers.

How did you come to work with EL Passion?

My CTO referred El Passion after working with them on a successful project. We decided that El Passion was our best choice.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started worked together from August–October 2018.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The team’s innovative suggestions resulted in a design that exceeded our expectations.  El Passion felt like an extension of our team, not just another consulting firm.

How did EL Passion perform from a project management standpoint?

They managed everything perfectly, delivering work on time and within budget. The customer relationship manager ensured that the project stayed on track. Availability was a notable strength; we communicated daily on Slack.

What did you find most impressive about them?

The team did a deep dive into our goals. Their different points of view influenced us to consider alternative approaches. Overall, El Passion was professional and a positive asset for our team.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, I can’t think of anything.

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

Website Subpage Design for Health Benefits Company

"EL Passion demonstrated professionalism, flexibility, and dedication from start to finish."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
4.5
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Nov. 2018 - Nov. 2018
Project summary: 

Working with a short timeline, EL Passion incorporated text, photos, and illustrations into designs of website subpages used to promote a health benefits company’s latest offer.

The Reviewer
 
201-500 Employees
 
Warsaw, Poland
Senior Digital Marketing Specialist, Health Benefits Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Despite one small oversight that extended the project by one day, EL Passion delivered useful and high-quality subpage designs. The team is receptive of feedback and makes appropriate changes when necessary. They are accommodating and ambitious, creating a successful engagement.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am a senior digital marketing specialist for a company that offers non-wage benefits to companies in Poland and other European countries. Our main product—MultiSport Program—gives our users access to sports facilities.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire EL Passion?

Through our website, we offer our MultiSport users access to seasonal activities and promotions. Winter activities are among the most popular, and we needed to create new content on our site presenting a new offer in a very short time. We hired EL Passion to design graphics and new subpages.

What were your goals for this project?

We hoped to create a modern and friendly UX design that presented our latest offer.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We hired EL Passion because we believeD their offer and dedication were the most suitable for us. At the time of the engagement, we also had an ongoing project with their team, and we were satisfied with the results they had provided.

Describe the project in detail.

EL Passion had only seven days to deliver all of the graphic designs of the website. During our initial briefing, we discussed our expectations and business goals, and we provided them with the required specifications of the project.

Within two days, EL Passion delivered low-resolution mock-ups of three subpages—complete with new illustrations, GIFs, text, and photos. We gave them some feedback, and their designers began work on more high-quality mockups. The designers finished their work on time, but they did not provide a responsive web design (RWD) version. They claimed they did not have enough time to do that. We afforded them one extra day to deliver an RWD version. They fulfilled all of their obligations once we had an RWD version.

What was the team composition?

We had direct contact with two designers and a project manager.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any outcomes from the project that demonstrate progress or success?

Our website developers were satisfied with the completed designs. We constantly receive positive feedback about the graphic elements of our website.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

Our teams used Slack to communicate and InVision to upload designs and provide feedback. Overall, it was very easy to work together.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

EL Passion demonstrated professionalism, flexibility, and dedication from start to finish. They delivered results that met our expectations. Our project manager was always supportive and eager to solve any issues.

Are there any areas for improvement?

No, I don't think any other company could deliver better solutions in that tight of a timeframe.

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

UX/UI Design for AI Solutions Platform

“EL Passion’s designers have been highly available and continuously produce strong designs.”

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
n/a
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
2016 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

EL Passion provides ongoing design support. They produce a range of work, including animation and web design.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Reston, Virginia
UX Designer, Tellius LLC
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

All deliverables produced by EL Passion have met original standards. The team has been capable of working efficiently despite time differences. Though more collaboration could be beneficial, the multi-year engagement has been valuable.

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 a UX designer for Tellius. The company is headquartered in Washington, D.C. and I work remotely with our product team.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with EL Passion?

We wanted EL Passion to help provide design-related solutions for our website and product.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

The EL Passion team supplies a range of services for our website. They designed the site before I joined the team, and now provide good support in building the product UI. They create prototypes by using InVision and put it through multiple design flows and screens. Their designers also create animations for our site as well as product interaction-related micro UI animations.

What is the team composition?

Depending on the task, EL Passion provides a specific designer.

How did you come to work with EL Passion?

We found EL Passion through references and reading online reviews. From there, my manager contacted their team looking for a designer.

What is the status of this engagement?

Although I joined the company in July 2018, EL Passion started working with us in 2016, and the engagement is going.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

EL Passion has done a great job in providing everything we’ve asked for. The deliverables meet our standards.

How did EL Passion perform from a project management standpoint?

The EL Passion team uses InVision and other necessary design tools; the designers at El Passion are highly collaborative and easy-going in nature. We do the project remotely and have to work with time differences. Additionally, we use Slack to communicate.

What did you find most impressive about them?

EL Passion's designers have been highly available and continuously produce strong designs.

Are there any areas they could improve?

An improved collaboration channel could lower the burden on both parties but this is due to limitations found in any current design/collaboration/communication tools. Other than this, El Passion's service is up to the mark.

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

UX/UI Development for Blockchain Company

“El Passion is very responsive and engaging. We've built a great working relationship.”

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

El Passion created graphics and screen mockups using Sketch and InVision, then developed the designs using React.js upon client approval. They designed the frontend UI for an application for traders.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Sydney, Australia
John Greenhow
CEO, Peloton Blockchain
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

El Passion delivered high caliber products with strong, clean code and attractive designs. They crafted a sleek, modern UI for the trading application. The team is entirely transparent, trustworthy, and pleasant to work with as a long-term development 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 managing director and CEO of Peloton Blockchain. Our software services company is building securitization trading software. We focus on equities, unlisted fixed income, and cryptocurrencies. 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with El Passion?

We hired El Passion for UX/UI design and development. I needed professional web frontend work for one of our applications. 

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Originally, El Passion made the designs in Sketch and then they put them on InVision for me to review. Once I approved the designs, they built the software in React.js. One of my products is an exchange trading venue. 

We didn’t have the skill set internally to design and develop the UI. We tasked El Passion with creating a slick, clean frontend UI for traders to log in and view order decks, a chart of prices, and the available pairs to trade.

What is the team composition? 

We've been through a few projects together at this point, but they assigned one designer and one developer for our first project. They brought in a senior developer to help with a particularly sticky problem at one point.

How did you come to work with El Passion?

Globally, developers charge a range of prices. I considered other firms in the US and India. El Passion was in the mid-tier for pricing, which was important, but we hired them based on their response to my initial queries. I sent out a standard set of questions to several vendors. 

The way El Passion responded showed me they'd read and understood the brief properly. When I progressed to a call with their team, they were immediately engaging. They offered responsive, great communication and we clicked immediately. 

How much have you invested with them?

It's been a little bit piecemeal as one project turned into another over the course of a few months. In total, we're spent around $30,000. 

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in June 2018. The initial project is done.  El Passion is currently helping us white label our products for clients. Occasionally, clients have specific demands for a web application. In those cases, I ask El Passion to have their designers create mockups of screens and graphics. If the client approves the designs, I ask them to develop them. We're going to have an ongoing partnership.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

El Passion produces excellent quality deliverables. I'm a former developer, so I reviewed the code they gave me and I was very happy with it. Their designs are beautiful. 

They tend to provide estimates that seem high based on what the developers say, but typically come in well under those figures. I'm always pleased in the end. 

How did El Passion perform from a project management standpoint?

The team is very predictable. We used Slack for day-to-day communication, which was excellent. El Passion is very responsive and engaging. We've built a great working relationship.

El Passion always notifies me early if they won't be able to meet a deadline. They never tell me last minute or double the price because they're running late. If it will take an extra 18 days, they tell me upfront so there are no surprises. 

What did you find most impressive about them?

I most appreciate El Passion’s friendliness. They're pleasant to work with and are all smiles.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, I don't think so. I'm happy with El Passion. I've worked with quite a few teams over the years and I like them a lot. 

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

MVP Design and Dev for Capture Forms Startup

“El Passion delivered a very sturdy, well-coded product.”

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

El Passion designed and developed an MVP platform using Ruby on Rails and AWS, including its UX/UI, frontend, and backend.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Atlanta, Georgia
CEO, Email Capturing Startup
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

El Passion delivered a high-quality MVP email capture platform that has helped the company capture a significant number of emails. In addition to turning around deliverables quickly, their services are reasonably priced and their team is easy to work with, communicative, and proactive overall.

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 CEO of a startup that provides email capturing services. 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with El Passion?

I engaged El Passion to design and develop our platform.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

El Passion delivered an MVP product of a capture forms platform, including its design, UX/UI, frontend, and backend work. They used Ruby on Rails and AWS.

What is the team composition?

I worked with about five people, including a project coordinator, a couple designers, and a couple developers.

How did you come to work with El Passion?

Other businesses in my building had worked with them before, so they came highly recommended. They also offered very reasonable rates for their services. 

How much have you invested with them?

We've invested about $14,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked together for 4–5 months.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

El Passion delivered a very sturdy, well-coded product. We've been able to capture hundreds, if not thousands, of emails through it thus far.

How did El Passion perform from a project management standpoint?

They were responsive through Slack and documented the work well, creating specifications and managing tasks through another project management platform.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They transitioned our team from one stage to the next very well. The mockups, design, and MVP they provided were done very well, and they were very communicative throughout the engagement.

Are there any areas they could improve?

In a perfect world, they would be more available during regular US office hours.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They turned around deliverables quickly.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Their reasonable pricing structure is one of the main reasons we hired them.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    The stability and design of the platform is top notch.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I've already referred them to others.

UIUX for Education Project Management Platform

“We had a complex project with lots of moving parts, and they did a great job of meeting all of our requirements.”

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

EL Passion improved UI/UX for a CMS, building flowcharts and wireframes to enhance the platform. They also created the logo, updated the landing page, and provided other design support.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Miami, Florida
CEO, Education Project Management Platform
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

EL Passion made the platform easy to navigate and implemented a beautiful design. The team maintained constant communication, responding to any doubts or questions immediately. They collaborated closely with the internal team to make the best product possible.

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 CEO of an innovative project management platform. It’s aimed primarily at education firms to help with project management and managing processes. However, it can be used for any startup or medium-size firm.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with EL Passion?

We needed a partner to work on our UI/UX.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They started by creating flowcharts of processes and then built wireframes. From there, they worked on the designs of the actual platform, using Sketch to produce all collateral. They also created the logo and updated our landing page. The platform is primarily based in HTML and CSS, and they use React as the website language. For the CMS, they used GatsbyJS.

What is the team composition?

They have one developer who writes the code and a senior developer who reviews and refactors it.

How did you come to work with EL Passion?

We found them on Dribbble. I looked at and emailed a few different agencies, and EL Passion was the quickest to respond to my queries. That started an environment of trust and responsiveness, so I chose them.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent between $25,000–$30,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We’ve worked together since April 2018.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We had a complex project with lots of moving parts, and they did a great job of meeting all of our requirements. The platform is easy to use while still being able to accomplish a lot. The design is simple, which facilitates the user’s interaction with the actual platform.

How did EL Passion perform from a project management standpoint?

We communicate via Slack and have weekly meetings on Hangouts. They answer any of our questions and clear any doubts. I’m pleased with their project management, and they always respond quickly.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They communicate well and produce high-quality work. They met deadlines and provided valuable insight on how to develop the platform and which direction to take it in. If they had doubts about certain functionalities, they raised the concerns, so we could make the best product possible.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, my experience was entirely positive.

Do you have any advice for future clients of theirs?

No.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They could provide fixed-price contracts for certain projects.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Backend Dev for Financial Web Tool

"[T]hey picked things up quickly and did excellent work overall."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Mar. - Nov. 2017
Project summary: 

EL Passion handled backend development of an online correlation tool as well as integrating existing designs. It was an iterative process where adjustments were made according to potential customer feedback.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Princeton, New Jersey
Rick Stine
CEO & Founder, Excalibur Pro
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

El Passion is a very efficient company with remarkable communication. A client was gained halfway through the project thanks to the prototype they developed. Despite not being experts in the fintech world, they learned quickly and did an excellent job while being flexible with the fees.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am the co-founder and CEO of a company that has created a web-based tool which can discover correlation relationships between 47 publicly-traded instruments. Our target audience is made up of traders at banks and hedge funds as well as asset managers.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire EL Passion?

We hired them to help us with backend work and to integrate the designs that we had already done.

What were your goals for this project?

Our goal was to create a working first version that we could begin selling to customers.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

They were referred to us by a former colleague of mine in Spain. I interviewed several other companies but after meeting with EL Passion, we decided that they were the right company.

Describe the project in detail.

We began the project with EL Passion by spending a day scoping out the project in Warsaw, their headquarters. In the first half of the day, I described how each module on our dashboard needed to work, and with the second half, one of my colleagues explained the financial formulas that would drive the product.

Once the work began, we met once a week via join.me to discuss progress and to go over obstacles. It was an iterative process since we changed the scope as the website was being built. In some instances, we removed things that didn't work properly, and in others, we added things based on feedback from potential users.

Explain how the solution addressed your business challenge.

The most sophisticated correlation "tool" that is known to date is a PDF file that Goldman Sachs distributes to its traders which shows current correlation values. Our tool presents correlation through multiple lenses to help traders make informed trading decisions.

What was the team composition?

We had one backend developer and two frontend developers working on the project.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What outcomes or results can you share that demonstrate progress and/or success?

About midway through the project, we showed a working prototype to a hedge fund in Canada. They were so impressed with the prototype that they declared they wanted to be the first client when the website goes live.

How effective was the project management?

We had very good communication throughout the process, which is integral to success in my opinion. That level of communication made the entire project more efficient.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

What I found most impressive is their communication and willingness to be flexible on costs whenever there were some coding missteps.

What tips or recommendations do you have?

At first, it was clear their team was not very familiar with some of the financial concepts that we were involved with and it took a little time for them to get up to speed. As EL Passion is interested in doing more fintech work, it would make sense to train some of their developers to become more adept in the working procedures of Wall Street. That said, they picked things up quickly and did excellent work overall.

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

Video Library Dev for Popular Web Portal

"They created exactly what we wanted under budget and ahead of schedule."

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

El Passion provided developers to create a video library and player for an Android internet broadcasting app. They completed an MVP and later monetized videos, added features, and performed testing.

The Reviewer
 
1,001-5,000 Employees
 
Warsaw, Poland
Gabor Wnuk
Developer, Media Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The player reached full ROI in 1 month. It’s now a part of every content app, bringing total users to 2 million. EL Passion’s initial transparent, proactive approach marked the entire project. A larger dev team would be welcome, due to their superior coding skills and grasp of objectives.  

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 a media company with one of the most popular websites in Poland, wp.pl. We offer news and gossip, as well as other features. I'm an iOS technical leader and platform leader. I'm responsible for native iOS and Android applications, as well as progressive web applications.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with EL Passion?

We wanted to develop a video library for one of our apps. At that time, we had 12 developers, and all of them were occupied with other products, so we decided to outsource the work.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They were responsible for creating the video player for our internet broadcasting app for Android, called WP Pilot. Users can watch Polish TV channels through the app, using the player they created. It not only plays videos, but it also displays ads, allowing us to monetize them.

They created the entire library. We gave them some specifications, but we agreed that we wouldn't prepare a huge list.

We had 3 agreements for stages of the project. In the first one, we created an MVP without any stats or monetization. After testing that product, we decided to move forward with it. Over the next 2 stages, they added new features and then tested and refined them.

What is the team dynamic?

They provided us with 4 developers.

How did you come to work with EL Passion?

A few of their developers have been speakers at events we’ve attended. We decided to discuss potential collaboration with them.

We invited them to our office and held small workshops. They started developing the next day. A few days later, they gave us the first draft of a demo to show us what our cooperation would be like. We were able to install the demo application on our devices. This was even before we’d signed an agreement.

In addition to their proactive work upfront, we selected them because we liked that they understood our needs. Their idea for how to tackle the project was a perfect fit.

How much have you invested with them?

We've spent about $100,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked with them from July to December 2016.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The app they created the player for currently has 500,000 users. We now use the player in all of our applications, which means it has around 2 million users. Every article that includes video now displays it on their Android devices.

We got a return on our entire investment in the product in the first month of distribution. It was really nice to have such a well-functioning product.

How did EL Passion perform from a project management standpoint?

I was the product owner, and I was responsible for managing each sprint. They only provided us with developers. We’d have a small meeting everyday for about 5 minutes. Even though the meetings were short, I was confident they understood our goals exactly. We used Scrum for our collaborated and would make changes and add next steps each day.

They anticipated any technical problems or potential scheduling delays and informed me upfront. If there was a problem, they would contact me immediately and we would troubleshoot or cancel some optional tasks. I appreciated that clear communication.

While their testing process took a bit longer than it would’ve with our own developers, it yielded better results. They took the time to write tests themselves and polish each feature accordingly, but their resulting code was very high quality without any related crashes.

They created exactly what we wanted under budget and ahead of schedule.

What did you find most impressive about them?

The code quality was outstanding—some of the best quality I've ever seen. During 4–5 years here, I’ve worked with 2 different companies. Every project I created with them was over time, over budget, and was of a mediocre quality. It was quite nice to finally find a company that could deliver exactly what we wanted. EL Passion was the first company I could recommend to other people. That’s not something I'm used to.

Their transparency also really surprised us. Every day from day 1, we were able to see their progress. The code quality, the continuous integration, and every commit and modification on Codebase was visible to us. It was nice to have this constant overview of the project.

Are there any areas they could improve?

After this project finished, we wanted them to provide more developers for additional, time-sensitive projects. Because of their commitment to other clients, they were unable to provide them. That's why our collaboration with them ended after just one product. That was our only issue, which wasn’t a major problem.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Their team is medium-sized, with 10–12 developers now. If a client needs more, it might be challenging to make that happen.

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

Web & App Dev for Property Website

"Their commitment to the project was exemplary."

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

El Passion provides full-stack development for an iOS app and backend web platform, creating high-fidelity designs and managing all launch-related tasks before transitioning to production support. 

The Reviewer
 
201-500 Employees
 
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Product Development, rightmove.co.uk
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Thanks to El Passion’s extensive feature builds, the app has earned praise from users in response to its reliability and functionality. The team’s ability to manage complex inputs with discipline and creativity allows them to meet high standards. 

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 head of innovation at Rightmove Group Limited, the largest property portal in the United Kingdom.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with El Passion?

We are trying to create a brand-new property search experience, specifically focused on making the search experience for people looking for properties to rent in London much easier and more pleasant.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We used a UK design resource to help us with user research, user experience, and interaction design. Once we had a rough idea of the features and the main user experience, I looked for a company to help with development, as well as with design and user interaction design. El Passion is a fully outsourced development service, so they were responsible for creating the infrastructure and setting up and configuring the cloud services. I’ve used them to develop both an iOS application as well as the entire web application that was serving as the backend for the iOS application. The backend itself consists of a web application written in Ruby with a fairly intense, large, and complex Elasticsearch Cluster.

El Passion also helped to develop a Natural Language Bot for Facebook Messenger. The bot can be used to find properties to rent, to book viewings and to ask the estate agents questions about the properties. We got the wireframes from our designers in the UK. El Passion spent a week with those designers, who helped them with user testing, finalizing the wireframes, doing some handover, and so forth. From that point onwards, El Passion created the high-fidelity designs. At some point, we had 7 team members from El Passion on the project—a designer, 3 backend developers, and 3 iOS developers. At present, there are 6 resources (3 frontend and 3 backend developers).

How did you come to work with El Passion?

I have a colleague who works in Warsaw. She recommended 4 development agencies in Warsaw to me. I interviewed all of them and shortlisted 2 that I thought would be the most suitable. We gave each of them a 4-day project, going through the entire Agile development process. In those 4 days, we did 8 development sprints, just so I could get an understanding of how they worked, what sort of discipline they have, and how they approach breaking down stories. After we’d done the 2 pilot projects, I chose El Passion as the best fit for our needs, and they were also the best fit culturally.

How much have you invested with El Passion?

We’ve spent $200,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with them in August of 2016, and the work is ongoing. The app that we developed was launched into the App Store in April, but the project will be carried on until the end of June. When that project finishes, they will start with production support in the app, and there might be a second phase of the project later in 2017. If I have an opportunity to use them again, I most definitely will. 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The entire app is an experiment, and the experiment is not finished yet. At this point in time, the usage is quite low, but that’s because we specifically don’t promote the app. We will measure the app quantitatively and qualitatively on user satisfaction and user happiness, which is a process that will officially start in July of this year. Our early prognosis is that there are loads of features, which our users absolutely love.

How did El Passion perform from a project management standpoint?

They’ve performed beyond our expectations. The projects were managed quite tightly, possibly because certain expectations were realistic. I’ve had a fairly rigid and hands-on role in the project management, so the combination of what I’ve brought to the table and what they’ve brought to the table made it one of the smoothest projects that I’ve ever worked on. Our project management tool is JIRA, so everything gets logged and recorded. We communicate mostly through Slack.

What did you find most impressive about El Passion?

The technical quality of the people I’ve worked with on the project was most definitely above average. Their commitment to the project was exemplary. I don’t think I’ve ever had any problem with commitment or them helping out in a crisis when things weren’t going exactly as they were supposed to be going. Both from an Agile perspective, as well as in general, I think their discipline and their coding are exceptional.

Are there any areas El Passion could improve?

They don’t normally take responsibility for production environments, but on this particular project, that was part of the arrangement. If there’s any room for improvement, it’s possibly getting some more experience in planning for production and releases. That’s not a major thing, though. 

4.5
Overall Score
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    The delivery was as expected.
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    My standards are exceptionally high.
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They’re always on time. The code quality is exceptional.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    If they want what El Passion can deliver, then I would recommend them.
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VERIFIED
Business Entity
Status
Acive
Jurisdiction of Formation
Poland
ID
PL5213644497
Date of Formation
Feb 27, 2013
Last Updated
Jan 28, 2019
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Client Reviews
VERIFIED CLIENT REVIEWS
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4.8
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