We take pride in building great apps

We are a team of designers and full-stack programming experts with deep knowledge of UX/UI design, mobile development, AR/VR, blockchain and other exciting technologies. 

We cooperate with rapidly growing startups and multi-million enterprises alike since 2014. 

Our company is small and we prefer to focus on quality over quantity, creating an individual approach for every client.

 
$10,000+
 
$50 - $99 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2014
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Novosibirsk, Russia
headquarters

Portfolio

Key clients: 

Nowhere, Micro Focus, HES, LaanLabs, FunCorp.

Soli – It Pays to Save the Planet

Soli is the only loyalty/rewards program that pays you cash while reducing CO2 emissions and fighting climate change!

Soli's mission is to leverage consumer spending to reduce CO2 emissions, fight climate change, and support a sustainable business community.

AppStore: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/soli-points/id1197885848?mt=8

Yo Ho Ho Wellness

Follow the swashbuckling adventure of Jesse Smith and his parrot sidekick Penny as they track down your stolen treasure from Grim Gus Battaraz. Every week a new piece of the exciting story unfolds as you build animated scenes and earn coins while logging healthy behaviors.

AppStore: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/yo-ho-ho-wellness/id1380747105

10K-A-Day – Health Enhancement Systems

10K-A-Day is an inspiring journey toward 10,000 daily steps to help you move more and have fun as you “visit” fascinating cities around the world. Using a tracking device or app to record progress, you’ll boost energy and improve health along the way toward feeling your best.

Features include:
• Connect 10K-A-Day with Apple's Health App to automatically import your step count
• A new city every 2 weeks, with 14 attractions 
• Individual and team participation
• 250+ delicious, healthy recipes
• Inspiring daily health tips and social support.

Showreel 2017 – See what we did

Keep America Active – Customizable wellness application

HES creates worksite wellness challenges for corporations, health plans, health systems, hospitals, government agencies, educational institutions, nonprofits, and other groups to improve the health of individuals and organizations throughout North America and in Europe, Asia, and Africa.

The HES team approached us to help them in building Keep America Active app, a core cross-platform application with customizable UI and UX. In other words, a web-based dashboard where clients can set goals and scenarios for their team, as well as customize colors and fonts to fit the brand.

The first version of the app is ready to keep America healthy, and we've already begun joint work on the second version with yet secret features.

nBookstore – Animated books and booklets

 

nBookstore is a stylish and functional app that allows viewing interactive book and brochures created by Nowhere.

Since the 90’s Nowhere helps develop corporate culture by improving communication within a company and creating all conditions for a productive and creative working environment. Nowhere has published multiple books and brochures to help build and fine-tune efficient company procedures. Exyte helped digitize this knowledge into a responsive and interactive form.

Check out our application trailer!

Yourcase – Design Your Case

Yourcase is an app that lets users order unique phone cases by submitting a custom design. Design creation, case preview, ordering and payment all happen without leaving the application.

Yourcase was installed more than 20000 times, which resulted in over 4000 orders to Switzerland, Germany and England.

Macaw – Vector graphics Swift library with SVG support

Macaw is an open source iOS library for vector graphics intended for streamlining custom UI elements implementation.

Macaw is already used by over 1000 iOS apps. Macaw is the most well-received open-source Swift project from any Russian company, based on Github data.

Exytris – Augmented Reality Tetris

Exytris is augmented reality tetris made with ARKit and SceneKit.

In June of 2017 Apple introduced ARKit, a new framework that helps easily create unparalleled augmented reality experiences for iPhone and iPad. Inspired by a demo by Peter Jackson we decided to try ARKit and build our own application.

In one month we released Exytris and published the code (including useful documentation for other AR developers) to Github, accumulating over 1200 stars.

Check out our application trailer!

ArcaneMaze – Augmented Reality Labyrinth

ArcaneMaze is an augmented reality adventure game for iOS. ArcaneMaze puts the player inside a mysterious labyrinth he has to escape by exploring the level, interacting with levers and collecting keys. 

A free version of ArcaneMaze with 1 location and 16 levels is already available in AppStore.

Сheck out our application trailer!

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iOS UX/UI App Design for Environmental Loyalty Program

“They did a phenomenal job for us.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Feb. - Nov. 2018
Project summary: 

Exyte developed the UX/UI of an iOS application which tracks points from credit and debit card purchases and shows eligible vendors and point balances. The product is an MVP which serves as a fundraising demo.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Robert MacArthur, Brian Bauer
Founder/President and VP of Marketing, SoliPoints
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Exyte delivered a superior quality app by applying their expertise and adhering to guidelines. The user-friendly app garners positive feedback and serves as a solid tool for raising capital. In addition to designing a complex app, the team offers responsive communications and affable collaboration.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

BB: I’m the VP of marketing for SoliPoints, which is an environmental loyalty program. Our mission is to reduce consumers’ carbon footprints. We’re the first company that rewards consumers for reducing their carbon output with their everyday purchasing.

RM: We convert carbon emission offsets and credits into consumer rewards. This is the first time that the consumer is enabled to create a measurable impact on their carbon reduction at the point of sale. It’s a punch-based program where every point that the consumer earns lowers the carbon footprint by two pounds. I’m the founder and president.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Exyte?

BB: We needed an app developed. We needed the means to capture the transactional data at the point of sale.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

RM: They were responsible for design and development of the UX/UI.

The mobile app shows the merchants nearby or online who are members of our program. It also shows users how many pounds of carbon they’ve reduced by using our program.

BB: If you register your credit or debit card with us, we automatically pick up the transactional information with any merchant in our global network. It’s seamless for both the merchant and the consumer.

It’s developed only for iOS; we’ll do Android at a later date.

What is the team composition?

RM: They had programmers and QA people. I interfaced exclusively with the project manager.

BB: They worked with our developer for the backend.

How did you come to work with Exyte?

BB: They came highly recommended. We interviewed several firms and went with them.

RM: We needed expertise in UX/UI. It was critical that our app was consumer-friendly and functional. Of all the people we looked at, they were the best.

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked together from February until November 2018.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

RM: It’s a robust app. They did a phenomenal job for us.

BB: The app took a lot of critical development and they did a fine job. The app was absolutely essential to us to conduct the beta tests of our model, which we did successfully last year. They were with us as we made tweaks and changes to the beta tests based on responses. We finally got it to a stage where it’s ready to roll out. We’re in the process of fundraising. When it gets launched, we’ll take a look at starting the Android version.

Everybody says the app is cool. It’s an essential tool for us to line up higher educational institutions to deploy our app to their staff and students and as a means for us to demonstrate to venture capitalists and angel investors that we have a viable product and can scale quickly. That supports our need for additional capital.

How did Exyte perform from a project management standpoint?

RM: They were great. We had two phone calls per week. One call was for future planning and the other was based on feedback on the work that was completed. We used Trello and Slack. It was a seamless relationship.

BB: They were extremely responsive. We were impressed if we asked a question, we didn’t have to wait a day to get an answer. They interacted with our developer constantly.

What did you find most impressive about them?

RM: They were exceptionally easy to deal with. They were adamant about maintaining the Apple human interface guidelines; our app is perfect in that regard, which makes it easier to use. By adhering to those guidelines and doing it the correct way, we ended up with a better app. They have good attitudes and a good sense of humor, and their English is excellent. We had a great experience with Exyte.

Are there any areas they could improve?

BB: No.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

BB: It’s the client’s responsibility to make sure they provide specific details, instructions, and use cases. Clearly outline the objectives and the goals.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    We’re happy with the results.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    We would give them a higher rating if we could.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Game Development for Escape Rooms

"The Exyte team inspires us—we believe in the product we’re making because of them."

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

Exyte is developing a VR product for a business solution provider. The product is being built on Unity and is utilizing HTC and MSI products.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Novosibirsk Region, Russian Federation
CFO, Time Quest Lab
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Though the project is ongoing, the product has garnered interest through presales and demonstrations at industry events. The Exyte team has continued to support the development and will improve future versions of the product. They’ve been accurate in meeting deadlines and produce quality work.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the CFO of TIME Quest Lab. We provide business solutions and are currently working in the entertainment field with VR technology.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Exyte?

We wrote the scenario for our game but lacked the skills to develop the software. We needed a team with extensive VR experience to help us create the product.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They’ve done all the software work for us. The Exyte team is developing the game as a separate, turnkey product that will be sold as a business solution. They’re also creating the content for the game based on our ideas, scenarios, and descriptions we give them. They use Unity to develop the platform and are integrating all of our equipment into the system. For the headset, we’re using HTC Vive Pro, and backpacks from MSI. 

Their developers are finishing up the game, so we’re nearing the official release. From there, they will continue to improve the final product with us.

What is the team composition?

They supply between 3–4 software engineers, 1–2 freelance modelers, and an IT director.

How did you come to work with Exyte?

We were introduced to the Exyte team through a shared connection, and they met our standards with price, quality, and deadlines. We trusted them and knew they’d be the right partner for the project.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent $50,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in May 2018 and the project is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Because of Exyte’s help, we presented our first demonstration at an industry conference and earned presales on the product. We were able to make sales on the work after three months, whereas it could take others up to two years. Our clients are pleased with the demonstrations of the game, and we’re satisfied with how everything functions.

How did Exyte perform from a project management standpoint?

We use Trello, and the Exyte team integrates Jira and Slack. They meet all the deadlines and the project management applications have been helpful tools. They give us very detailed information, and we’re pleased with their approach.

What did you find most impressive about them?

The Exyte team inspires us—we believe in the product we’re making because of them. We’re lucky to have found them, and we think working with them will bring us success.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Although this could increase our expenses, we’d find it helpful if they had more software engineers to improve the speed of the work.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    We're finding success because of Exyte's work, so their price is worth it and fair.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I'd recommend them without hesitation.

Smart Contracts & Platform Dev for Microcar Startup

"We’ve had exactly the type of engagement I was hoping for. They are flexible, professional, and knowledgeable."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Mar. 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Exyte developed a blockchain-based smart contract, shared their niche skills with local engineers, and will develop a platform to operate microcars in the next phase of the project.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
New Zealand
Toa Greening
Managing Director, microCAR Ltd
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Exyte’s success is certified with unit testing and the increasing knowledge of local engineers. Despite a six-hour time difference, the dedicated software engineer is communicative, easy to contact, and happily shares his knowledge. He has been flexible and accommodating of the project timeline.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the managing director of microCAR Ltd. in New Zealand. We’re a startup company that’s looking to build more single person, electric microcars.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Exyte?

We are building a platform to operate the microcars and needed someone that was skilled and experienced in implementing blockchain-based smart contracts. Since those skills are limited in New Zealand, we knew we would have to outsource the work and wanted to work with an organization that could help our team develop those skills.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

It’s a multi-step project. The first step is developing the smart contract and the second is developing the platform. It has been a slow process because as a startup we can only do small amounts of work each week, but the blockchain-based smart contract has been developed. We are currently unit testing it, and building our skill and knowledge internally so that we can make modifications in the future. The last step will be to put the smart contract in the production environment.

What is the team composition?

We primarily work directly with Yuriy (Software Engineer, Exyte) because his focus is on smart contracts.

How did you come to work with Exyte?

It was hard to find reputable companies with smart contract knowledge and experience. I posted the project opportunity and specifications on Upwork. About a dozen companies responded and we interviewed a few, including Exyte. They provided us with good examples of their work, which I verified, and it was based on their success that we decided to go with them.

What is the status of this engagement?

We began working with them in March 2018 and are currently in the unit testing phase of the project.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We verify the success of the smart contract through unit testing, and to date, it has performed very well. As part of the contract, we also wanted our local engineer to build his skills in order to modify the smart contract in the future, and he’s progressing nicely. I’m very happy with how it’s worked out.

How did Exyte perform from a project management standpoint?

I’m currently acting as the project manager, and have found them to be very flexible and accommodating to our schedule. Yuriy, our local system engineer, and I have a weekly update to check in on project progress, development, and testing results.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Yuriy is very personable, with broad experience that he is happy to share. Even though there is a six-hour time difference between our office in New Zealand and Exyte’s office in Russia, it’s been very easy to contact him. He usually responds via email or Skype within a day of reaching out to him.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, I don’t have any complaints. I think Yuriy is skilled enough to have completed the project within three or four weeks instead of months. However, we’ve had to draw out the project because we are a small business and don’t have the resources to focus solely on one project at a time.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Nothing comes to mind. We’ve had exactly the type of engagement I was hoping for. They are flexible, professional, and knowledgeable.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I would happily recommend them.

Ethereum Game Platform for Blockchain Dev Company

"They have good communication and blockchain skills."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Dec. 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Exyte provides a developer for assisting with smart contracts and coordinating dApp development on the Ethereum blockchain. They also assigned another team member for other tasks.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Panama
Director, Blockfrogs Corp.
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Their help valuable because it frees up time to focus on other tasks and projects. Working with Exyte’s members is problem-free as there’s no language barrier and they’ve managed the time zone difference well. Their only improvement would be to provide better time estimates.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I'm the director of a blockchain development company based in Panama. We do concepts, smart contracts, and decentralized app (dApp) development for several companies.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Exyte?

We needed help with a gaming and gambling platform on the Ethereum blockchain.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted to develop secure smart contracts, write documentation, and coordinate dApp development.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We hired one of their team members because of his appealing profile. It’s hard to find good developers in the blockchain arena.

Can you go into detail about the services they provided and the scope of the project?

They’ve helped us on more than one project, but the main one consists of a game series on the Ethereum blockchain. They’ve assisted with smart contract work and team coordination.

What was the team composition?

I assembled an eight-person team for this project, though not all of them work on it full-time. One of them is from Exyte, however, a second Exyte member has helped on other projects.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Their help with the coordination of this specific project resulted in me having more time to manage and acquire other projects.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

Although we’re in very different time zones, we managed to work well together. There was no language barrier and we used Slack as the main form of communication. They always replied quickly.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

They have good communication and blockchain skills.

Are there any areas where they can improve?

They can improve their time estimates.

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

Framework & IDE Dev for Mobile Dev Company

“I’ve been satisfied with their work, and the management is great.”

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
2014 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Exyte is developing a framework and an integrated development environment (IDE) on the Eclipse platform for a mobile web development company. The app allows inexperienced developers to create mobile apps.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Germany
CTO, SCADE
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

With four years of collaboration and ongoing work, Exyte’s contributions are an important part of the product development. They deliver high-quality consultation based on their strong expertise in mobile app development. They communicate well and offer precise time estimates.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am in charge of all architecture and technology. I founded the company with an investor partner who is in charge of all business elements. I would normally call myself the CTO of the company, but we are not that large.

Scade.io has been working for four years on developing a cross-platform framework for mobile web development. We are currently in the beta phase, and we plan to release it in 2018.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Exyte?

We’re working on two parts of the project: a framework for developing mobile apps and an integrated development environment (IDE) that would allow inexperienced developers to create mobile apps. The main idea of the IDE is to allow designers to import designs without any changes and allow developers to use those designs. We’ve concentrated on business apps, but we’ve also focused on creating great-looking apps that can be created without requiring a lot of knowledge from developers. Designs can be created using Adobe Illustrator or Sketch and imported by developers directly into the IDE. Our idea was to eliminate the need for developers to contact designers for adjustments. The designs being uploaded should work on all devices, allowing developers to focus on the logic of the app.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Exyte started by working on our IDE. Since then, they developed mobile apps using the IDE and our framework. They’ve consulted and given us feedback on mobile app development. The framework allows for the creation of apps for both Android and iOS devices. We also use Swift, which was a challenge to bring onto the Android platform.

Exyte was responsible for design as well. We don’t have an in-house designer so they’ve found subcontractors for us on a few occasions and managed those resources.

QA testing is also done on Exyte’s side. They have a person that performs testing, and who also provides support to beta users on our Slack channel. If a user has an issue with the IDE, Exyte provides support.

What is the team composition?

We initially worked with Igor (CEO, Exyte) and their CTO. We currently have four developers working solely on our projects. We also have QA resources. I’m in contact with 4–5 people from their side.

How did you come to work with Exyte?

I found an article four years ago written by Igor which described their work on the Eclipse IDE. We wanted to use that platform to create our own IDE. I made a note of that article because it was an uncommon topic, and I contacted Igor asking for help.

How much have you invested with them?

The cost of their work has been between $50,000–$199,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with their team in 2014 before Exyte was founded. I would like to continue the collaboration.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We are happy with the quality of work. If the deliverables work, they are almost always bug-free. Exyte has expertise in developing mobile applications. Therefore, they give us feedback and suggestions on how to develop the IDE. Exyte brings a lot of recommendations for simplifying users’ interaction with the IDE. They developed using the Xcode and Android Studio environments, and they can tell us what a developer working with those tools would want.

How did Exyte perform from a project management standpoint?

We have four-week sprints and try to release a beta at the end of each phase. We are currently preparing a release. I discuss new features, sprints, and releases with Igor. I explain what we need for the next step, and they do it. We have our own Slack channel.

Igor, my partner, and I have a planning meeting every four weeks to discuss what features we want to include. We also include the developers from our internal team who work on the backend of the framework. We count what was achieved or not and analyze the reasons why a feature didn’t work or wasn’t implemented.

I’ve been satisfied with their work, and the management is great. I haven’t had to explain to everyone what needs to be done. Igor is my main contact and he clarifies details with the other members. The management and workflows are great.

Exyte will be the first group I contact should we need native mobile development in other languages to see whether they can find a subcontractor or whether they can do it themselves.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They are very fast, and the communication is also great. I am in Europe while they are in Russia so we have a common window of five hours in the winter, but this has not been a problem. We have very good communication, they are always online, and the time that they plan for features is always exact. Time estimates are almost exactly what they say in the beginning. Also, Exyte finds and manages designers that deliver great results.

Are there any areas they could improve?

They could enlarge their support team. Having more QA specialists could be great for us, but we are satisfied with everything we’ve done together.

Do you have any advice for future clients of theirs?

I advise clients to listen to Exyte’s recommendations.

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

Mobile App Dev for Wellness Campaign Provider

"They have made it possible for us to put out mobile products beside our web product."

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

Provided with design mockups, Exyte developed Android and iOS apps to complement a web platform of a wellness campaign provider. The apps feature an API backend, a log of user data, and social features.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Michigan
Lead Mobile Developer, Wellness Campaign Provider
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Exyte was communicative and responsive throughout the project. They are reliable enough to follow exact specifications and talented enough to improvise when necessary. They worked well across multiple time zones and met all project deadlines.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am the lead mobile developer for a company that makes corporate wellness campaigns.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Exyte?

We were looking for talented mobile developers to work on our Android and iOS apps.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We have a full graphic design team, so we provided mockups of the apps and asked Exyte to follow those. They developed Android and iOS platforms that feature an API backend. They integrated social features, including a real-time chat function and a profile wall, and there is a log for user data, such as a step counter. The apps allow users to track physical activity and health behaviors over a period of time.

What is the team composition?

I have worked with two full-time developers from Exyte.

How did you come to work with Exyte?

With any technical position, we give vendors a skills test, and their CEO, who is also a developer, performed well, so we hired him. He then brought on other members of their team.

What is the status of this engagement?

We began working together in September 2016 and have ongoing projects.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

All the work they have completed has met our standards. They have made it possible for us to put out mobile products beside our web product. I am the only mobile developer we have in-house, and without their help, this wouldn’t be possible. They’ve made this a viable business model for us.

How did Exyte perform from a project management standpoint?

Their communication and responsiveness is excellent considering we’re 11 or 12 hours apart. I speak with each developer daily through instant messages or emails. They communicate well, and they’ve never had trouble working within scheduling guidelines.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They have the ability to take my directions when I want to be detailed and specific about something. They give me exactly what I want, but at the same time, if I’m busy with something, I can rely on them to determine the best solution.

Any advice for potential customers?

It’s important for their customers to be responsive as well. That will allow Exyte to better meet your needs.

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

iOS App Dev for Social Platform Startup

"Their communication was fantastic and they had great tech."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
2015 - 2016
Project summary: 

Provided with wireframes, Exyte developed an iOS app for hotels to list activities nearby including filtering options. They had full creative freedom, assisting with design work as well as providing support.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Texas
Former CTO, Gallivant
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The delivered app came in on time and within budget, and lived up to its expected results. Their CEO’s daily involvement helped to quickly address issues and get things done to spec. Exyte also set up a useful testing environment and were always readily available despite the time difference.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I was the CTO of Gallivant, a social platform that allows hotels to curate activities and the guests to interact. It was a startup that never really got off the ground; it was more of a proof-of-concept project.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Exyte?

We needed someone to help with our iOS app while I handled the backend.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Exyte helped with our iOS app development. The app allowed users to see a list of activities in their vicinity, and filter based on distance, types of activities, and type of people that tend to go to them.

We gave them a general idea of what we wanted, as well as mockups, and they handled quite a bit of the app’s design. They had full creative freedom, and everything turned out really nice. Additionally, they provided support services, as we had a couple things we needed assistance with. They were always very quick to get back to us and help out.

What is the team composition?

We worked primarily with Igor (CEO, Exyte).

How did you come to work with Exyte?

I believe our CEO met with them, so I’m not really sure how the relationship started.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in 2015 until 2016. It was a 10-month to nearly a year collaboration.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The app worked to our expectations and we were very pleased with it. Whenever there were issues—which were very few—they addressed them almost immediately.

How did Exyte perform from a project management standpoint?

Igor was always very easy to get a hold of, and he did a great job. The work was always scoped out very nicely and we’d meet every day to talk over Skype or email. I was new in the tech field at the time, but they had a welcoming environment and were very easy to work with.

I’d give them tasks and they’d get back to us quickly with an estimated timeline. There were never any surprises. Additionally, they set up a testing environment so that they could upload code directly and have us test it on our phones right away, which was really nice.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their communication was fantastic and they had great tech. If they knew we wanted something a certain way, they’d do it exactly like that. They were also always very timely and proficient.

Are there any areas they could improve?

None that I can think of.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

If you’re thinking about working with them, talk with them first. Igor is really easy to get along with, and even though I never met him in person, I got to know him fairly well. I imagine you’ll be sold pretty quickly.

5.0
Overall Score They’re great to work with.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Even across different time zones, they were always very communicative and available.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They stayed on budget.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Everything looked great and worked really nicely.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    They’re highly recommended.

Multiple iOS Apps for Business Innovation Company

“They are keen to write good, working code and to implement the design perfectly.”

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

Exyte was tasked with developing three iOS applications based on provided designs and related to existing web applications.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
United Kingdom
CTO, nowhere Group
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

After receiving the assignment and asking relevant questions, Exyte executed excellently in matching the design plans, creating properly-functioning products, communicating effectively, and being available for ongoing consultation.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am the CTO at nowhere Group, a business innovation company that helps businesses work more efficiently, productively, and creatively. We have a digital platform which complements our trainings and experiences that we provide for businesses which helps leaders hold more effective meetings.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with the Exyte?

We wanted to develop iOS applications for a number of different products for which we already had web-based versions.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Exyte helped us develop three iOS applications based on designs we provided them. The most challenging app was a next-generation meeting system. It is a video conferencing-type app which helps the meeting’s leader run the meeting more efficiently. The guidance the users receive comes from the practice we’ve built up over the past twenty years. Another app is a bookstore within which we provide promotional materials, administer giveaways, and sell books. The third one contains various tiers of “micro-skills” which are helpful ways to work more productively and creatively.

What is the team composition?

We worked with a variety of developers assigned to each project.

How did you come to work with the Exyte?

I found the founder of the company through an online advertisement. I began with him originally, and since have worked with several of their people.

How much have you invested with them?

About $60,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We originally began working with them sometime in 2015. They are still engaged with us on all three applications. Once the apps are launched, we plan to keep working with them indefinitely.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We have three criteria for determining quality work. The first is that the product functions perfectly. The second is that it matches the designs exactly. The third is the quality of their communication and availability. I think in all three areas they’re really good.

How did Exyte perform from a project management standpoint?

They understand specifications very well and have an acute sense of quality. They are keen to write good, working code and to implement the design perfectly.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their attention to detail. I work with a number of other companies. You don’t necessarily know that you’ll get the result you’re after. With Exyte, you give them a brief, they ask all the right questions so they understand it really well, and they get it done exactly as you want it. Also, if something doesn’t sit right, doesn’t work, or we’ve missed something, they’re part of the team, so they’ll give feedback and we’ll alter the design. So, they’re quite collaborative and they’re molding the brief at the same time as getting it done.

Are there any areas they could improve?

We’ve had some issues with language differences. Some are very strong English speakers while others are not so fluent, so that is an area that could improve.

Any advice for potential customers?

This is not about Exyte in particular, but for projects in general, it's important to focus on being collaborative and communicating well. Projects are often more successful when customers are clear about what they want and explain those things from the beginning.

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

iOS Module Dev for Digital Entertainment Company

"They have an innovative approach and develop their own open-source UI framework."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
July - Oct. 2017
Project summary: 

After finding them in a group on Facebook dedicated to iOS, Exyte developed a test AR app and a couple of modules capable of voice changing and rhythm recognition for integrating into prototype apps.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Cyprus
VP R&D, Digital Entertainment Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Exyte delivered the modules on time for merging them into the flagship AR app. Upon reviewing their code, internal developers praised their quality. Responsiveness, adherence to timelines, as well as their knowledge of the latest tech set them apart from other vendors.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the VP of R&D. We make entertainment apps and have a flagship product.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Exyte?

We needed help with building modules for three different prototype apps for iOS.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Exyte made an ARKit (augmented reality kit) prototype for a small iOS app. They also developed voice changing and rhythm recognition modules for two other iOS applications.

What is the team composition?

I was in contact with their CEO and CTO. The CTO acted as our project manager.

How did you come to work with Exyte?

We found them on an iOS group on Facebook, where we discussed AR issues. We saw they had experience when we watched a YouTube video where they converted Tetris into augmented reality using an ARKit.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent $18,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in July 2017 until October of the same year.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Our developers evaluated the code and were highly satisfied with it. The modules were part of a big project and will be used in our final app.

How did Exyte perform from a project management standpoint?

We communicated via email and Skype. They met all deadlines and were very responsive.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They have an innovative approach and develop their own open-source UI framework, which is very impressive. They’re also driven to use the most recent tools, libraries, and technologies on the market.

Are there any areas they could improve?

None that I can think of.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

I don't have any.

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