Custom Video & Multimedia Software Development

5-star average rating based on 182 products: 

★★★★★ Quality 
★★★★★ Expertise
★★★★★ Schedule
★★★★★ Cost
★★★★★ Response
★★★★★ Professional

Some achievements we are proud of: 

☺ Our BrainCert eLearning system has won 1st prize on DC Tech Day

☺ Our video interpretation software helps people in more than 300 hospitals in the USA
☺ Our Super Power FX app has got more than 7000 5-star feedbacks in AppStore
☺ Our video surveillance system is used by 400 US police departments, medical education and child advocacy centers
☺ Our Webca video chat was used by more than 1 million people on vk.com
☺ We’ve been ranked #1 video software developer on Elance of more than 1 million
☺ Our clients trust us and each 2nd client makes repeat orders
☺ We’ve completed 182 full-scale & high-loaded multimedia projects for 14 years 

Be sure in getting a quality product for reasonable time and price - because we know how to develop multimedia software better than anybody else - we've simply been doing it for a living for 14 years: 

- video, audio, and text communication 
- e-learning 
- internet TV
- video surveillance 
- augmented & virtual reality 
- computer vision 

Do not spend time searching different contractors to develop versions for different platforms - you can get all of them from us: 
- web 
- mobile 
- desktop 
- smart TV 
- VR headsets

Get everything to lead your project from idea to launch: 

- analysis of requirements, wireframing 
- graphic design 
- programming & testing 
- installation on your server, submission to app stores 
- maintenance

If you want to complete your project right – contact us now!

 
$5,000+
 
$25 - $49 / hr
 
50 - 249
 Founded
2005
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St. Petersburg, Russia
headquarters
  • Troitskii ave., 4 V, floor 3, office 305
    St. Petersburg, SPE 190005
    Russia

Portfolio

Key clients: 

BrainCert, Intelligent Video Solutions, All Access Interpreters, Kujo

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BrainCert - virtual classroom

Bronze at Brandon Hall 2017 Virtual Classroom Technology Award

https://www.braincert.com/online-virtual-classroom
Demo video: https://youtu.be/TuJ_hsro0IY

 

World's first WebRTC powered HTML5 Virtual Classroom on 50 languages. 3rd place at Brandon

Hall 2017 Technology Award - right after Ericsson, SAP and Dell :) 1st prize on DC Tech Day 2014 Best in Education. 

 

Virtual classroom for the all-in-one LMS with any tool you can imagine - whiteboard, recording, sharing, quizzes and more - on any device. 

 

Interactive whiteboard

Whiteboard gives teachers the freedom of a regular class board: write, draw shapes, pin images. And lines really smoothly follow your mouse, so your handwriting is still your recognizable handwriting :) Wait, you can pin YouTube videos on BrainCert board, but you can’t in class! So, it’s even better.

 

Video Communication

Chat by full HD video, audio, and text. No plugin installation needed. Media servers with 40 cores and modern technologies like WebRTC make video and audio streams smooth and stable. 

 

Lesson recording

Watch any lesson as many times as needed or attend the missed class. The video, the chat, all materials, and the whiteboard are recorded, so no information is missed.

 

Mobile friendly

Classroom works on iOS and Android devices as well as Windows and MacOS. 

 

Document sharing

Upload any document and present it to your audience. Pdf, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and more. Bonus: use any whiteboard tool on it!

 

Screen sharing

Share the whole screen or a single app only, to keep your cat pics private. Just a button click - no plugin installation.

 

Wolfram Alpha

Calculator meets dictionary on the whiteboard. Solve equations and insert detailed articles for any word, object or person - with definitions and images. 

 

Equation editor

Transform vague keyboard-typed one-line math equations into a reader-friendly view with LaTeX tool. For example, it produces images of complex equations where symbols stand above and below the fractional line as needed.

 

Custom branding

Rebrand the LMS with your logo, color scheme, even domain. Integrate the platform into your branding style without any special design efforts.

 

Poll

Assess how well students learned your lesson - or evaluate employees. Test with open ended or closed questions works inside the whiteboard.

 

Code editor

Separate window with code writing style for all major programming languages. Specially to educate our young colleagues programmers - from Russia with love :)

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My OnCall Doc Telemedicine

Video chat with your doctor. On any device

https://myoncalldoc.com

iOS app: appsto.re/ru/ICO76.i
Android app: play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.myoncalldoc
Whitelabeled for Doctor Gratis: play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.doctorgratisplus

Demo video: youtu.be/K9kLzVMqgoU

 

Telemedicine platform

connecting patients to doctors in a video chat. Plenty of doctors provide top-notch service online. Find the one of the needed specialty with filters. All country-specific issues are applied - there are doctors from 47 states. HIPAA- and HITECH-compliant. 

 

A flexible doctor at a flexible rate

No doubts in the doctor. All doctors’ profiles are being moderated and verified by the administrative team. After the consultation, the patient can leave a public review. 

 

Electronic Medical Record

Patients fill the EMR upon registering. It keeps a record of all doctor sessions in one place. Prescriptions appear there and can be immediately called in to a local pharmacy.

 

Any device, any time

The web app is mobile friendly, though it’s better to download iOS or Android native apps for the best experience. They duplicate all the website features. Video chat uses WebRTC.

 

A white-label solution for own medical practice

Want to have MyOnCallDoc features for your business but want it with your branding? Done. All the same functions, looking like a part of your business, with your team of clinicians and administrators.

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VALT - video surveillance, Software-as-a-Service, state-of-the-art

http://www.ipivs.com/
https://appsto.re/ru/8lf99.i

As simple as you want, as complex as you need

Live stream IP cameras, record, watch the recordings. Simple as 1, 2, 3 - on the first view. Closer look fascinates by scale and smart, carefully thought over details.

200+

client organizations, including:

Police departments

- observe interrogations (must be cheaper than that one-side-transparent mirror :) ). Detectives value security, marks, reports, and hardware controls.

Case study video: https://vimeo.com/156422555

Medical education institutions

- supervise patient consultations with PhD students, for quality assurance and second opinion. They also record simulations, e.g. of nursery skills. Doctors like permission control, schedule, and scalability.

Case study video: https://vimeo.com/126973561

Child advocacy organizations

- monitor kid interviews, to not frighten them by a concilium. Some recordings go to police. CD burn, reports, and statistics are helpful here.

Case study video: https://vimeo.com/162710168

High-level features

  • Add marks on videos live
  • Hardware switch on/off
  • Security & permission control
  • Turn on/off, record, PTZ on schedule
  • Speak through the camera
  • CD burn
  • Easy administration and statistics 

Point’n’click intuitive

No installation required. Modular interface shows just what users need and hides all the extra. Clients say, they train new users in 10 minutes. And with all the functionality burden, it works Flash-fast! ;)

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ProVideoMeeting - video conference

A true meeting multitool

https://provideomeeting.com

Online meetings with any number of attendees. No installation required. Switch modes to meet the changing needs of your meeting. Spotlight one speaker in a Podium mode. Watch up to 9 participants together and share screen in a Webinar mode. Or use a feature-rich

Whiteboard.

 

Join on cellular or Internet connection

Join the room on a website or by phone: dial a meeting number and you’re in. SIP server processes calls to the indicated phone numbers.

 

Videochat solutions

Modern HTML5 and WebRTC technologies are responsible for high operating speed. Picture quality automatically stays in sync with the internet connection: when it’s low, quality decreases accordingly, if it’s high, HD quality is guaranteed. 

Stream to YouTube and Facebook to attract more attendees.

 

Advanced participant roles

Apart from regular roles Meeting host-Guest, there is also a Presenter - the one who can manage the meeting by authority of the Host. The host can delegate holding of a meeting completely and leave the room. Or, choose and limit the features to delegate.

 

Digital signature

We are business-oriented. Thus, if your partners are away, but there is a document to sign here and now - you can do it in the platform during the meeting. ProVideoMeeting uses the latest digital signature software and ironclad 12-AES encryption.

 

Translate voice and chat

Meetings with foreign partners have never been that easy. Chat messages are translated into your language, powered by Google Translate. During the call, Google Speech API translates the presenter into your preset language straightaway.

 

API for partners

Don’t want users to leave your website for the meeting? We’ve got an API to build ProVideoMeeting right into your website. Just paste unique API key onto your website’s code and enjoy the features.

 

More on the features: provideomeeting.com/howitworks

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Cloud Doctors - telemedicine website

https://www.cloudoctors.com

 

Brazilian telemedicine

Visit a doctor without leaving your house, by video chat.

 

Online appointment

Pick a doctor by specialization, reviews, and price. Set an appointment online.

 

Consult by video

Talk face to face, then watch

the recording at any time. HIPAA compliant.

 

Electronic Medical Record

Check with video recording and prescriptions whenever you need. EMR is securely kept in cloud.

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BrainVicinity - e-learning website

Instant e-learning. Right here. Right now

https://brainvicinity.com

No need to schedule in advance - teachers from all over the world are waiting for students. Whether the one strives to learn English or discover in-depth astronomy - it is easy now to find a teacher at the very moment and have an online lesson via video chat.

Nice bonus

for French speakers - Nous parlons votre langue.

 

Hire the top-rated

Be confident of the tutor’s qualification: all teachers pass a screening process before getting access to lessons.

Later, after each class, students can leave public reviews. Admins moderate them and may contact both students and teachers to resolve any issue.

 

Flexible payment system

Teachers choose currency and payment method: CHF, EUR or USD by PayPal, card with Stripe, or both. If the teacher connected both Stripe and PayPal, it’s up to students to choose.

 

You know what you pay for

Free 5-min trial video call helps students to pick a teacher. If it’s a match, they set a duration, and the paid lesson begins.

 

Videochat capabilities

WebRTC video chat technology guarantees unbroken communication. On the call, users exchange files, share screen, and text chat. After the class, everyone gets a recording.

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SuperPower FX - unlock your inner superhero

Film epic videos and apply super powers turning you or your friends into superheroes! Cast fireballs, shoot eye-lasers, teleport, and more! 

Hollywood quality visual effects

15 totally different superpowers, in 720p HD video resolution. Many have 2 scenes to shut and apply effects. 1 free, 14 for in-app purchase.

Supereasy superpower editor

Stand here, pose, make a face…

1,2,3, shot! Let’s see… Move the effect overlapping the video. Watch. Adjust till it’s perfect, so that the fireball (for example) would fly straight from your hands. Compose…

Epic music & sounds

Music tracks specially written for the app create the atmosphere. Explosive sound effects, pixel-perfectly aligned with the visual ones, give the final touch. Meet a perfect brand-new superhero!

Share

The world must know it’s heroes! Introduce by posting to Instagram, Facebook, YouTube. Or send to your mom by email :)

4.6 in AppStore with 4800 ratings

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UniMerse - iOS AR app

PokemonGo for events

https://apps.apple.com/ru/app/unimerse/id1436581046

Holding a concert? Gamify it! Spread coins (burgers, hearts, whatever) in AR over the venue. Make your audience catching them like pokemons, then exchange to… a backstage visit, photo with a star, you name it. Fun + AR =

success

 

Augmented Reality

Caught a coin? Check your wallet - you may have earned a Mojito!

 

On-demand content

Don’t just read about the place - watch what fun happened there. Exclusive star interviews, festival recordings and more. The app is a part of the Worldcast Live app family, so they use their great HD high-loaded player.

 

Sponsored discounts

Follow your favourite places and get special discounts. Works not just for concert halls, but for cafes, bars and others.

 

Loyalty system

Earn credits for easy jobs - e.g. read or comment news articles. Change to coupons for discounts or special offers.

 

News feed

Pick your interests from the list - 1st thing they ask after log in. Music genres, carnivals, sports, gaming, movies, and more. Tap what you like - and get a Newsfeed on the topics. Really nice is an easy switch between posts swiping left-right.

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Video Interpretations service

Video chat interpretations for hospitals and police

https://interpreter.services
https://youtu.be/xS81AyYY-jQ

Our precious long-liver :) 650+ US hospitals and the traffic police talk to foreigners and the deaf through VIS. If they can be any happier, they’d definitely be - if

VIS ordered a new look & feel, as we keep recommending… :) Jokes aside, wholeheartedly proud to be a part of this big thing since 2011. Technologies grow and change, WebRTC replaces Flash - we remain together.

 

Before: time limit

Interpreters had to reach hospitals by foot. Someone could have died by their arrival (not, hopefully).

After: connect in no time

“Interpreters at your fingertips” is the new slogan. A couple of seconds for a few clicks - and a certified translator says “hello”.

 

Before: workforce limit

Interpreters must have lived in the city where the hospital is. There could be none in a small town.

After: world is the limit

How many Americans are certified translators to… Belarusian? Compare to the number Belarusians speaking fluent English. Now interpreters translate from home, frequently from the home country. Their number has grown in times - to 700+, as well as the number of languages - to 169, including American Sign Language.

 

Before: benefit & revenue limit

Therefore, the hospitals were not getting enough quality service - and the company wasn’t getting potential revenue.

After: benefit & profit increased

Price per interpretation reduced following costs. Number of interpretations per day rocketed, increasing profit.

After: new markets

Company signed up interpreters of different specializations, not just medical. Traffic police started solving foreigner cases right in the car.

 

Secure interpretations by video & phone

HIPAA compliant encrypted calls by both video chat and PSTN. WebRTC meets SIP.

 

Automatic fair charge & payment

Pay and get paid for the time connected to the system. Calculated, charged from clients and paid to interpreters automatically.

 

Quality assurance & administration

Administrators connect to the calls and check quality. For police, officers at the station connect to in-car interpretations.

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The Language chef - learning video website

Cancel the diet: tasty language learning

http://learning-center.thelanguagechef.com

 

New method: learn a language on food & cooking example. Imagine, your next vacation abroad. A nice beach restaurant, you’re on the phone waiting for your order. Instagram? Not this time! You’re embracing the culture adding to your

emotional piggy bank. Cause finally, you’re all together, not on one's phone each. You’re learning what that gibberish from the menu really means :) And casually, learn the language. Naturally and exciting, like children do. Have fun and bon appetit!

 

Videos

Series of videos with cook & food cases. Difficulty level increases as you learn.

 

Scripts & grammar

Find a full script, translation, vocabulary, and grammar under each video.

 

Quiz

Check yourself after each lesson. 

 

It’s Italian only for now, way to go though!

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Potion - iPhone dating app

Taking the stress out of mobile dating

https://potion-app.com

https://apps.apple.com/ru/app/potion-app/id1466218783

 

Have you ever felt uneasy to text first to a beautiful girl? Swiped right to a handsome guy - just to sink in a banal chat? Smart

game before chatting solves that, like a love potion :)

 

Quiz is the game

One - Pick 3 people you like.

Two - Come up with a witty question. Feeling tongue-tied? Pick one from the list.

Three - Choose the best answer and chat with the author

 

You have a topic to break the ice.

You have a better chance to meet smart people.

You may even feel the spark of a soulmate right away - by the style of the answer.

 

Enter the top

Users from the Top-10 get invites more frequently. Join the best! When you play, create quiz, or invite friends - you earn points.

 

Monetization

Pay for Premium access and chat with anyone without pre-quiz. Write to top-10. Like 2 answers but had to choose only one? Now you can write to the second one too.

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Android SmartTV IPTV app for Internet TV provider

A Canadian Internet TV provider pre-installs Smart IPTV to the set top boxes sold to households. Take your remote and launch on a Smart TV. Powered by Stalker API.

https://youtu.be/WIO4XFbiD6E

 

On the air

Watch live streaming shows from a list of TV channels. Check a weekly TV guide for each. We thought about children: adult

channels are password-protected.

 

Recorded shows

Set record on your favorite shows in advance and watch whenever you want.

 

VOD

Pick a movie easily: sort by genre or use direct search.

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Talensy - a different job portal

Skill dashboard instead of a CV, auto-matching instead of job search. Speedy and effective, like the modern life is - that’s Talensy.

http://www.talensy.com

 

Skill dashboards

Candidates set the fields they are experts in, pick skills and self-evaluate. The skills are automatically spread between the expertise fields in a nice pie

chart. But... not so fast! Ex-colleagues and employers rate candidate’s skills too and make the chart 100% truthful.

 

Automatic search & matching algorithms

Based on skills Talensy offers job opportunities. Today skills are what really matters. So, if you aim at jumping to a related field, but have no job experience there - it’s easier to find a job relying on skill match.

 

Freelance database

Not only full time job you can find on Talensy. Freelancers are whom the skill match search suits best to. And companies may need a one-time job done without hiring. Talensy represents candidates’ info the easiest possible way to get an instant match.

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NetcamStudio - Video surveillance web app

One of the first and most famous video surveillance software - web interface rework

 

Netcam Studio replaced older, one of the first video surveillance applications - WebcamXP (est. 2003). Used to be on the list of IP camera software on Wikipedia:

https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=IP_camera&oldid=729651146#Lis...

We reworked its web interface in 2013.

 

Analysis, planning, wireframe

We created a clickable mockup of the new interface from the ground, using:

  • the older WebcamXP software - for functionality review
  • netcamstudio.com - for the color scheme and corporate branding
  • our know-hows from past 100+ video projects - for the best user experience trends
  • competitor systems - to benchmark and develop their best most recent ideas

 

Graphic design 

Next, we wrapped the schematic wireframe into beautiful look & feel.

  • Before: outdated, a bit angular and overloaded - WindowsXP-looking.
  • After: light and classic - looks modern even now.

 

Implementation

And bang! Enjoy all the cool functions of WebcamXP, in a new, modern, intuitive and beautiful Netcam Studio web interface. Responsive: looks equally good on laptops, tablets, and phones.

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Mobytap - a video review app

A video review lighthouse

Because a video review is so much harder to fake. Especially a verified one.

https://mobytap.com

Android app: play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mobytap.android 

iPhone app: apps.apple.com/gb/app/mobytap-video-reviews/id1186617488 

 

For consumers…

Record a 30-sec

video review. Explore others’ opinions.

 

...and businesses

Gather feedback for continuous improvement. Officially respond and build a trustworthy image.

 

Verified

The reviews you can trust, finally. 

One, sign up with your phone number - no multiple accounts. 

Two, get your geo position auto-traced - no videos of Hogwarts from Durmstrang.

Three, get your review watched by admins before letting it out - no abuse. 

Bonus: suspect unfair competition? Report to admins, they’ll investigate. 

And so - bang! No chance, you cheater :)

 

Accessible

Watch the reviews on a website. Record and watch in iOS and Android apps.

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Drundoo - Bulgarian Internet TV website

Live broadcasting channels, pre-recorded TV shows, movies and series - right now on Drundoo. We’re proud we’ve taken part at the ground floor of the project (streaming and recording functions).

 http://drundoo.com

 

 TV channels 

60 channels, available no matter what the subscription plan is. Not only Bulgarian

:)

 

Video on demand

Movies, series, shows, sporting events and concerts.

 

Pre-recorded shows

Re-watch the crucial goal or catch up with the favorite series.

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Mobile App Dev for Chat App Startup

"The company appears to have expertise in complete customized solutions."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Nov. 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Fora Soft is working to build a virtual mobile chat app. Their work has involved breaking down a specification document into user stories, transforming mockups into designs, and creating a prototype of the app.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Founder & CEO, Virtual Chat App Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Fora Soft's team possesses strong knowledge of JavaScript and real-time technologies, an impressive attribute. Although their first project management method was ineffective, the team was willing to move over to a different tool. However, they could be more transparent in their pricing. 

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

We're building a virtual chatting application for mobile with unique features not currently available in any other virtual chat applications. I'm the founder and CEO.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Fora Soft?

We hired Forasoft to build the application custom from the ground up using Native iOS/Swift and JS technologies. They helped us in the process of selecting the best technologies to accomplish our goals. They also created our designs from hand-drawn mock-ups.

What were your goals for this project?

Build out a prototype for internal testing to verify the product hypothesis, and then to launch our app into appstores with an MVP to begin our path towards product market fit. This project is on-going and our goals are changing as we move along as well.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We initially found them on Upwork through various bids and discussing the project with various other Eastern European or Russian developers.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

They took our specification document and broke it down into a detailed user story list. During this analysis phase, and lot of questions were brought up and we worked our way through the whole project, as well as milestones for the project.

During the analysis phase they also took our mock-ups and turned them into designs so we could see and better understand how the app would look/feel. Then we moved onto a development, starting with the first phase of a prototype.

The project had to stop due to founder time constraints on another project, but was started up approximately 1 year later, picking up again with development after another brief analysis review.

What was the team composition?

Our project had 4-5 people at various stages. Project manager, iOS developer, web developer, quality assurance, and designer.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Prototyping and launching our MVP was the priority of our project, and we're still working towards that now.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

Project management was initially done mostly via Skype and Emails, however I felt this was ineffective, and we moved to Basecamp. Internally I believe they use Jira.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

The company appears to have expertise in complete customized solutions especially as it relates to javascript and real-time technologies.

Are there any areas for improvement?

I believe they should standardize better project management software working with clients. However, their project managers are willing to use any project management software you request.

I also believe their pricing could be slightly more transparent, however I do believe it is fair and their estimations are fairly accurate.

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

MVP Build for iOS App

"The availability of our PM was really the stuff we liked and appreciated."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Aug. 2019 - Feb. 2020
Project summary: 

Fora Soft developed an MVP for an iOS app. After making the wireframes, they worked on development.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Moscow, Russia
Vladimir Rybnikov
Founder & CTO, hitr.app
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Fora Soft launched the app in the App Store and met the client's expectations. They were always available and used Skype to stay in contact.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I'm the CEO and founder of https://hitr.app

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Fora Soft?

We hired Fora Soft to develop a minimum viable version of the iOS app.

What were your goals for this project?

Make an MVP and fit the budget and schedule.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

Upwork

Describe the project in detail.

We made the wireframe for the app with the analyst (Fora Soft too) and then moved to the development which took us several months to het done, and now the app's at the App store :)

What was the team composition?

Analyst, Designer, PM, JS Dev, Swift Dev, QA engineer.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We are absolutely satisfied with the results.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

24/7 available, used Skype for that.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

The availability of our PM was really the stuff we liked and appreciated.

Are there any areas for improvement?

While we're from the same area (Russia) the hour rate could be lower :)

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

Mobile App Dev for Communications Platform

"We continue to work with Fora Soft because of their communication."

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

Fora Soft developed mobile apps for iOS and Android devices for a communications company. The partnership is ongoing.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
St. Louis, Missouri
CEO, Communications Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The apps launched with minimal bugs following a rigorous testing process and have helped the client’s company double its revenue year-over-year. Fora Soft develops quality apps while maintaining a high level of communication that prevents misunderstandings or language barrier difficulties.

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 communications company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Fora Soft?

We needed mobile app development for numerous projects.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Fora Soft is developing our mobile apps for iOS and Android. They’re for a communications service that manages voice, video, messaging, and emails.

What is the team composition?

We report to one project manager, but there are probably 5–6 full-time developers who work with us.

How did you come to work with Fora Soft?

I’m pretty sure we found them through Upwork. We considered other companies, but Fora Soft seemed like they really grasped the idea of the project. They also had better communication and responsiveness, which made us feel more comfortable with them. 

What is the status of this engagement?

We’ve been working with them for almost four years now. 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We don’t have any metrics because we’re a small company. Our company has doubled its revenue every year of its existence, including the four years we’ve been working with Fora Soft. Our mobile apps are the driving force of that. They’re used by 98% of our customers.

When we go to deploy a mobile app, we send it through rigorous QA testing so that it will have very few, if any, bugs. Fora Soft’s builds are as good as anyone’s. I base their quality of work on how buggy the app is when it’s deployed, and they have very few bugs.

How did Fora Soft perform from a project management standpoint?

They’re top-notch. Their communication and project management skills are part of the reason why we hired them. When we work with an offshore team and have a language barrier, that communication is important. We’ve actually used Fora Soft as examples for some of the ways we do things.

What did you find most impressive about them?

I admire their organization, communication, and project management. Their development is great as well, but tons of developers out there can do things as well as they can. We continue to work with Fora Soft because of their communication and how they lay things out. We never have to go back and redo things because of misinterpretation.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I don’t really have anything, to be honest. They’re a small family business: the CEO and CFO are married. They’re also personable and make themselves available. If I ever had an issue, I’d address it immediately, but I’ve never had to do so with them. My CTO communicates with them, and he never reports anything but positive feedback to me.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    This has never been an issue.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They could certainly charge more.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I’d never want to recommend Fora Soft for selfish reasons; I like to hold my good developers tight to me.

Mobile App Dev for Video- & Gaming-Focused App Dev Firm

"If someone was absent, another person would step in quickly to help continue the work."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
Dec. 2013 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Fora Soft helped a gaming- and video-focused app development company develop a video effects app. They took the client's concept, animations, and designs and implemented the code to bring the idea to fruition.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Seattle, Washington
Founder, Video-Focused App Dev Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Fora Soft helped deliver a profitable app that ranked well in Apple's App Store, and it's continued to have good returns. The client praises the organization and professionalism of the team, who ensured that they were fully-staffed at all times. The language barrier was sometimes challenging.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

We are an app development company that creates video-related apps that inspire creativity and edit in special effects.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Fora Soft?

Super Power FX, Anime Power FX

What were your goals for this project?

To release a video effects app for the Apple App Store and Google Play store.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

I found this vendor via UpWork, formerly Elance.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

Super Power FX is an app concept I came up with. The Fora Soft team helped me bring this idea to fruition. They were the programmers behind the code. I simply provided them the animations and design work for the UI and video effects.

What was the team composition?

There was 1 project manager, at least 1+ developer, and 1+ tester on their side. I had my business partner, and 2 designers.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The app was quite profitable and ranked well in the Apple App Store during launch. It continues to have good returns.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

I directly communicated with their PM, Polina and Natalya. They were the translators for the developers. I communicated my vision to the PMs.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

The organization and professionalism. If someone was absent, another person would step in quickly to help continue the work.

Are there any areas for improvement?

Language is understandably an issue sometimes. The language barriers for English are sometimes a struggle but still manageable.

5.0
Overall Score Solid company!
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They provide weekly updates so you know how progress is going.
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Cost can be a bit pricey if much testing is required and changes are made, but overall it's a good bargain.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They work hard to make sure you get what you are looking for.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I refer my friends to Fora Soft sometimes. I wished they had a referral bonus.

Web Development for Language Platform

"They did an excellent job!"

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Feb. - Dec. 2019
Project summary: 

Fora Soft developed a web-based platform to help users learn languages.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Spain
Xavier Liras Garau
Owner, Fluencing
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The team delivered on client expectations.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am the owner of the company

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Fora Soft?

To build a website

What were your goals for this project?

Building a language platform

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

On upwork

Describe the project in detail.

Building a website for a language platform

What was the team composition?

Maxin, Regina, Evgenia, Kolya

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Excellent job!

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

It was excellent

What did you find most impressive about this company?

They did an excellent job!

Are there any areas for improvement?

N/A

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

Custom Website Development for Stock Trading Company

"I liked how well they took direction. Any vision I had, they made it happen!"

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Jan. 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Fora Soft developed a custom website for a trading company. The site featured live video streaming, a video library, chat rooms, and more.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
New York, New York
Sean Dekmar
Stock Trader, Stock Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Despite the project's complexity, Fora Soft delivered a clean website that met client expectations. Clear communication with the team lead made for easy coordination.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am the head stock trader for my online educational program

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Fora Soft?

Forasoft provided a great website. Everything is clean and they put together exactly what I asked!

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted to make a complete custom website with very difficult coding, they were able to pull it off.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

After reading many reviews and seeing all 5 stars, they were the easy choice!

Describe the project in detail.

Costume coding, live streaming, chat rooms, video library, and more! Very difficult, but they managed it all!

What was the team composition?

I spoke with a team leader who passed the information down to the program team. It was very easy like this!

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The project turned out exactly how I wanted. Nothing bad I can say!

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

Great!

What did you find most impressive about this company?

I liked how well they took direction. Any vision I had, they made it happen!

Are there any areas for improvement?

No.

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 & Mobile App Development for Online Tutoring Company

"Their skills impressed us, they can do anything in a short amount of time."

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

Fora Soft developed a website and mobile app for an online tutoring company. The team built both an iOS and Android version of the app and a customized web platform.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Dubai, UAE
Wassim Ibrahim
COO, INSTACLASS
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The development met the requirements of the internal team. Fora Soft's organized team establishes a smooth workflow to ensure an effective collaboration. They produce high-quality results in a timely manner.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

We provide Live & Interactive online tutoring sessions for users

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Fora Soft?

For everything, starting from our website, apps (ios & android) and going to WebRTC and Websocket customized connection

What were your goals for this project?

To have a one of a kind unique "in-house" built project from A to Z

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

Through Upwork Website

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

It uses webRtC to connect learners with tutors, learners and parents can sign in, create account, and book online classes with tutors of their choice or they can broadcast the request through our smart system.

What was the team composition?

We have s table PM, Web developer, IOS Developer, Android Developer and QA in addition to a system analyst

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The fact that it is in house built and they were able to meet all of our requirements, it made us stand out.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

Very organized and efficient

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Their skills impressed us, they can do anything in a short amount of time.

Are there any areas for improvement?

Not that I know

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

Development for Video Production Company

"They had a deep understanding of video related development technologies."

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

Fora Soft produced a solution to enable users to create and manage a personalized video database. The product includes a secure web-based user interface.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Waukesha, Wisconsin
Dustin Stern
CTO, IVS
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The vendor had the expertise necessary to deliver a solution that aligned with expectations. It was a smooth collaboration accented by the team's effective project management style.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

Intelligent Video Solutions is a group of video technology professionals who are passionate about helping our clients use video to advance their organizations’ purpose. Unified by the goal of providing outrageous customer service, our team can design, implement and support any size video observation and recording deployment. Our solutions are built from the ground up to support critical end user objectives.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Fora Soft?

Development services related to our VALT product

What were your goals for this project?

multi facet

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

had expertise in the necessary areas: wowza, php, symfony etc.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

VALT is an innovative software solution that enables users to be able to create and manage their own video database.

This powerful tool helps organizations increase the use of video to improve the effectiveness of a wide variety of programs.

VALT can scale to support any number of cameras, users, and departments while the intuitive browser-based interface provides each user with a unique and secure experience.

What was the team composition?

Several developers

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

deemed very effective

What did you find most impressive about this company?

They had a deep understanding of video related development technologies

Are there any areas for improvement?

none

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

Development Support for E-Learning Company

"They are extremely professional, knowledgeable and helpful."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000,000+
 
Jan. 2013 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Fora Soft continues to provide development support for WebRTC and HTML5 projects.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Herndon, Virginia
Yasin Rahim
Founder, BrainCert
 
Not verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Their services have increased efficiency and productivity. Their agile project management style has functioned well due to consistent communication. They excel at tackling complicated tasks, and they are easy to work with. Their technical expertise has been a highlight.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

BrainCert is a cloud-based all-in-one educational platform that comes integrated with 4 core platforms in one unified solution - courses platform, online testing platform, award-winning virtual classroom, and content management system. The result - significant cost savings, increasing productivity, and secure, seamless and enhanced user experience across all platforms.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Fora Soft?

We have worked with Fora Soft on our WebRTC and HTML5 based complex project for over several years.

What were your goals for this project?

To complete projects on time meeting deadlines without compromising on quality and most importantly met our budget.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

They are extremely professional, knowledgeable and helpful.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

E-learning project leveraging HTML5 and WebRTC.

What was the team composition?

Their engineering team is extremely knowledgeable on the subject matter and solved complex problems with ease.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

They use DevOps CI/CD pipelines to cut down release times, achieve faster go-to market and increase productivity.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

What we really like about Fora Soft is the ability to have a dedicated project manager who keeps in contact with us almost everyday and oversees the complete life-cycle of the project from start to finish using agile methodology.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Their team is commendable in the subject matter and well-versed in the latest technologies, and delivered complicated projects with ease. Awesome company to work with.

Are there any areas for improvement?

None

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