Development of IoT applications.

We are a young but experienced team of developers and project managers based in Slovenia. Our main goal is to have a good time building products that excel while being used by thousands of users. Our main advantages include deep know-how in IoT and GIS technologies.

While building our own products, we have been a part of European and private Startup Accelerators, and we know the beat of some of the global Startup hot-spots like Silicon Valley from our first-hand experience. We have successfully launched to the market our own digital products, which are still growing the userbase.

 

 
$1,000+
 
$50 - $99 / hr
 
2 - 9
 Founded
2012
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Gornja Radgona, Slovenia
headquarters

Portfolio

Key clients: 

SMEs and Start-ups who outsource product development

 

Companies of various sizes in agricultural industry (primary production), including some of the biggest wine producers in certain countries (using our IoT products)

Slovenia's smaller telco operators (using our GIS products)

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Satellite IoT System Dev for Mobile Service Provider

"They are experts in their field."

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

Elmitel did full-stack development and deployment of a satellite-based IoT system that communicates with an existing SaaS platform. They provide ongoing support.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
United States
CIO, Satellite Operator
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The team delivered highly satisfactory work on time. Customers should expect an efficient partnership with Elmitel, who promptly communicates progress and brings considerable knowledge to their projects.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am the CIO of a satellite operator providing mobile satellite services.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Elmitel?

We needed them to develop custom firmware to allow Libelium IoT devices to communicate with a SaaS platform.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted solutions using off-the-shelf IoT equipment that would work with our satellite system so we could serve locations around the world.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

They are part of the Libelium partner ecosystem with validated solutions in operation.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

They did design, development, operational deployment, and support of a satellite-based IoT system. They continue to enhance the solution for deployments in additional areas of the world.

What was the team composition?

We worked with a small team of experts who developed the solution.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any information that demonstrates the impact that this project has had on your business?

They provided fast and error-free software development.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

We had a single project manager who kept us up to date on the project and was very effective in delivery management.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

They are experts in their field.

Are there any areas for improvement?

No, we’re completely satisfied.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They were easy to contact and schedule meetings.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They're very cost-effective.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    The project was on time, on budget, and worked the way we wanted it.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Android App Dev for Charging Station Platform

"I was impressed that they grasped the concept as well as they did."

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

Elmitel developed an Android Auto application for a global technology company. The product allows drivers to search for available electric vehicle charging stations using IoT technology and GPS integration.

The Reviewer
 
10,000+ Employees
 
Munich, Germany
Jürgen Götz
Research Engineer, Siemens AG
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Elmitel successfully developed and delivered the product on time and in accordance with project specifications. The team carefully monitored quality and took swift action to make necessary fixes. They demonstrated a thorough understanding of the relevant technology and led an organized engagement.

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 research engineer at Siemens.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Elmitel?

We needed someone to develop our Android Auto app for a charging station platform.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We relied on Elmitel to develop an Android Auto app, which allows users to find the best price and closest distance of a charging station for their electric vehicle. The app draws live data about charging station availability through BIG IoT technology. There are several options for search criteria as well, and the app will route users from their position to the charging station using GPS technology.

What is the team composition?

There were 3–4 people assigned to our project, but we only interfaced with two people.

How did you come to work with Elmitel?

We received between 40–50 proposals for a general open call on applications/services in domains like “smart parking,” “traffic monitoring,” or “smart charging” within a funded European project, and we had external experts evaluate all of them. That process yielded eight strong candidates for the open call, and we selected Elmitel as one of them from that group.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent about €35,000 (approximately $39,620 USD).

What is the status of this engagement?

Our engagement spanned July–November 2018.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We experienced some difficulties because of Android Auto and Google at the beginning, but Elmitel successfully worked around those hang-ups. They were able to connect to Android Auto data and put all of the information for the charging stations on the smartphone in the car. They successfully delivered the product on time.

How did Elmitel perform from a project management standpoint?

Elmitel was quick to respond to all problems or questions. They made it easy for us to track their progress through introductory reports, interim check-ins, and final presentations. We had few issues collaborating.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They took ownership of their work. If there was a problem, Elmitel made sure to solve it themselves. They provided the exact solution that they promised. I was impressed that they grasped the concept as well as they did. They familiarized themselves with Android Auto very quickly.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, we consider this to be a success.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

We do not doubt that they’ll do an excellent job. I would recommend working with them.

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
    Future clients will have to decide if outsourcing the work is right for them.

Web and Android App Dev for Student Transportation Company

"They were very cost effective and delivered on time ... We got a lot done quickly and at a good value."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
4.5
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
2015 - 2016
Project summary: 

Elmitel built a website and Android mobile app meant to capture and display transportation data. The solution provides real-time vehicle location to multiple stakeholders.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Bristol, UK
David Stewart
CEO, Esoterix Systems
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Elmitel delivered a very complicated solution on time and on budget. The team’s excellent communication, firm adherence to requirements, and impressive value for money contributed to the project’s 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.

I’m the CEO of Esoterix Systems. Based in the UK, we're focused on improving the efficiency and safety of transport for school children and students with special educational needs.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Elmitel?

We have a planning software that helps cities or other local authorities plan their transportation. We wanted to develop a system that both showed and monitored the routes a vehicle takes on a day-to-day basis. Portals would allow students, local authorities, and drivers to see where a vehicle is in real-time.

The project is part of a European-funded initiative that requires us to use FIWARE, which is being developed as part of a European technological development program.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They helped manage the project by documenting requirements, planned and executed the sprints, and developed the website and Android application. Technologies used were mainly FIWARE but also PHP, Javascript, and CSS.

Elmitel built NoSQL databases that needed to be accessed by the various applications, as well as a context engine that receives updates on the position of the vehicle as it's on the road. They also used complex event processing software to identify if there were problems in the system such as a disabled vehicle.

What is the team composition?

I worked exclusively with a project lead, and I don’t know how many other people were on the team.

How did you come to work with Elmitel?

There are not many local FIWARE developers. We asked the European program and technical coaches and they recommended Elmitel.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent about £40,000 ($56,641 USD).

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked together from 2015–2016.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We don’t have performance metrics because it was an R&D/blue sky project. They were very cost effective and delivered on time, which was very important. We got a lot done quickly and at a good value.

How did Elmitel perform from a project management standpoint?

They used JIRA to manage sprints and we also used email quite extensively. We spoke on the phone as needed; Elmitel is based in Slovenia but our project lead spoke excellent English.

They were very responsive to project requirements, coming up with different strategies and proposals for doing particular tasks. They always kept me in the loop in terms of what was being done and how long it would take.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They possess the intelligence and experimentation required for the rapid prototyping of the project. They demonstrated this both in terms of the implementing languages and also the functionality of the mathematical algorithms.

Are there any areas they could improve?

There were occasions when some releases weren't tested as far as I would like but that was probably more a question of resources than anything else.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Draw on their expertise in helping formulate your requirements.

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

Cloud-Based Predictive Software for Farmers

“They are very reasonable about pricing despite being the only ones on the market.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Jan. 2015 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Elmitel created a specialized web-based solution that forecasts agricultural pathogens based on weather patterns. The team continues to enhance and develop new models of the software.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Canada
President, Software Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The cloud-based tool is one of the first of its kind, and its success is attributed to Elmitel’s expertise. Their responsiveness and flexibility have led to a positive working relationship. Elmitel offers niche services at reasonable prices.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m the president and CTO a company that develops IoT technology for farmers.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Elmitel?

We hired Elmitel to develop tools for cherry farmers based on similar work they did for vineyards in Europe.

What were your goals for this project?

The goal was to provide software that could predict the appearance of pathogens based on weather patterns during the season. Ultimately, we wanted to help farmers minimize losses.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

No one else had the experience we needed.

Describe the project in detail.

Our project uses multiple sensors installed in orchards that collect data over extended periods of time. Using Elmitel’s software, we assess the risk factor for particular pathogens and determine when there’s a need for spraying.

What was the team composition?

I deal mostly with the program manager, but I understand that they’ve assigned two people with experience in biology, server-based software, and web-based interface.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The initial tools were quickly developed and modified according to our requirements. We are still working with Elmitel on several other models and implementations.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

We communicate weekly through Skype and emails. Despite a nine-hour difference, we have a great relationship.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

I’m very impressed with their technical expertise. Elmitel is a rather small operation, but they’ve proven very responsive to our relatively limited program. The team keeps an open mind about the multiple changes in our requirements and their tasks.

Are there any areas for improvement?

Not really.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They deliver on time.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They are very reasonable about pricing despite being the only ones on the market.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They do excellent work.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    There’s a limited number of software developers in agriculture, and Elmitel is one of the best.