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You found Fulcrum – a software company from Kyiv, Ukraine. We build mobile & web apps that win users’ hearts. ⚡️

We create:

  1. mobile apps for Android & iOS (native or hybrid)
  2. complex web apps
  3. desktop applications

Services we provide:

  • Software Development
  • Software Testing
  • Solutions Architecture
  • Business Analysis
  • Product Management
  • Cloud Migration Enablement
  • Native Development
  • DevOps
  • Cloud Security

Our Expertise:

  1. Educational apps
  2. Marketplaces
  3. Social networks
  4. Tools for automating business processes
  5. Streaming (video processing)
  6. On-demand delivery apps
  7. High-Load Systems
  8. Cloud Solutions
  9. Gaming
  10. Cybersecurity

Technologies we use:

1. Backend: node.js, nest.js, Python, PostgreSQL, Elastic Stack, Redis, Kafka, AmazonMQ, microservices, grpc

2. Frontend: React, Redux, Vue, SSR, Next.js, Nuxt.js, Getsby, Electron

3. Mobile: React Native, Kotlin, Swift, Flutter

4. DevOps: AWS, GPC, Docker, Kubernetes, Linux, bash

 
$5,000+
 
$25 - $49 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2018
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Kyiv, Ukraine
headquarters

Portfolio

Key clients: 
Kor (educational app for drivers), BUFF (gaming rewards platform), SubbXi (media captioning tool), Sync.me (eco-system for business communication), LastCall (B2C marketplace for events).
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Educational App For Drivers

Kor is an online platform in Norway which enables booking driving programs & lessons online, tracking students’ progress as well as allows family and friends to be involved in the process.

Visit: https://koer.no/

 

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'Instagram' for Shopping

Hyfa is a social platform where users recommend products they use. 

The project is built with React Native and works seamlessly over iOS & Android.

Frontend Tech Stack: React Native, Redux
Backend Tech Stack: Node.js, Nest, PostgreSQL, Redis, AWS, Firebase

Major Features:

1. share photos with your followers, add comments and likes
2. clickable product tags that link to

recommended product pages
3. Social feed made up of the posts with your favourite categories and profiles you follow
4. personal profiles 


Read the case study here: https://fulcrum.rocks/hyfa-case

Eco-System for Business Communication

Sync.ai is a complete eco-system for business communication packed in 1 toolkit.

Country: Israel 🇮🇱

Platform: web applications, add-ons.

Front-end stack: React, JavaScript

Back-end stack: Node JS

Project development method: Agile development methodology, Scrum.
echnologiess:

Quick overview:

  • Intricate animation elements
  • 5 tools united in one single network
  • Seamless integration with Google Calendar, Gmail & more
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Loyalty Program for Gamers

Buff is a platform where you can play games but also earn, simply just for playing. The app has its own coin-economy, reward system and marketplace.

Started as an MVP today Buff is a real market player with 70K users worldwide. 

Technologies:

Frontend: React, Redux, Saga, GSAP
Backend: Node.js, Nest, PostgreSQL, Python,

Docker

Major Features:

1) Register & create your profile
2) Play the games available on the platform
3) Earn coins & purchase in-game products
4) Game Challenge Support
5) History & Advanced Stats
6) Live Economy
7) Anti-Cheating System
8) Steambot 

Vist the case study: https://fulcrum.rocks/projects#buff
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New marketplace for the event industry

Web application (marketplace) for the event business with the ability to place the events needed as a business and also to order and book tickets for those events as an end-customer. The web platform ability is wider for the business side, for the user comfort there is a mobile application development planned.

Visit the projects page:

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Online Captioning Tool

Subbxi – online media tool for digital agencies that help them caption movies in real-time. The platform has microservices architechture, which means the platfom can take up any load. 

Technologies: 

Frontend: Next.js, React, Redux, Socket.io, Typescript, Reselect, Redux-thunk, React-virtualized

Backend: Node.js, AWS, AWS Lambda, Nest, FFmpeg,

MongoDB, Hls.js, Elemental MediaConvert

Industry: Media, Video Captioning

Visit the case study: https://fulcrum.rocks/blog/subbxi-case-study

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Is your web app protected from the data-thiefs?

This web app is able to check and prevent data loss from your web-resource. It imitates the different types of cyberattacks right up to your web resource and provide you the reports about where and how the data-thieves might steal your or your customers’ data. 

https://cybersenshi.com/ 

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The massive crypto variety on one easy-to-use and nicely-looking trading platform

A web app where you can exchange the most popular digital assets and also list your own tokens to increase the market share. The most popular trading pairs included, such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, LiteCoin, EOS and much more. Secure app environment, ability to trade your coins for the fiat and low fee for transactions.

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Supporting the future of transportation: sharing the "green" vehicle in a minutes.

Using electro-bikes in the city without really having one was never so easy before. Just open the app, find the nearest spot, click and ride! It feels so good, especially in a nice summer mood… Thus we hope we make a good contribution to Austria’s ecology and help to make the socially responsible business grow. Combo!

Play market:

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Notibuyer (mobile application)

Notibuyer is a planner that has a simple solution for you! It's more than just a note-taking the application, it is your personal assistant, your ideas list manager, your perfect organizer.

Trading platform for gaming on Blockchain

Your mom or wife will never call these games stupid again. Now you’re not just playing, you’re earning money. CC Games allows you to mine, game, ​and trade on one platform. Totally decentralized, fully awesome – try it yourself!

http://chaincreator.games

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Outsourced Mobile Development for AR/VR Agency

"They’ve been a great help and we are able to finish the project on time."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Mar. 2020 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Fulcrum provided development support in helping an AR/VR agency deliver a mobile app for one of their clients. They designed and created a backend that renders 3D visualizations.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Kiev, Ukraine
Artem Nakonechniy
Chief Executive Officer, Lookinar
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

While the app hasn't been launched yet, it's been praised for its design and functionality by the end customer. Their teammates were always available for discussion, and their organization is structured well. They deliver high-quality code and always ensure the scalability of their solutions.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I'm CEO at Lookinar. We create award-winning projects in Augmented and Virtual reality. I'm in charge of the strategy development of the company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Fulcrum?

We hired Fulcrum to take on part of our project for our client. They helped us create a Backend renderer for a mobile VR app. The app helps to create 3D scenes with custom models and backend side renderer.

What were your goals for this project?

We had a strict timeline so we wanted to involve help from outside. We knew Fulcrum before, so we contacted them. The project isn't released yet, but we are at the final stage now. And our client is satisfied with the progress and with the code quality.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

Our team lead recommended them, since he worked with them before and had positive feedback. We jumped on a call and within a few weeks started to work together.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

We are working on the mobile VR app for one of our clients. Fulcrum created Backend renderer and prepared the design. We did the rest from our side.

What was the team composition?

The team included a PM, two developers and a designer.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

It’s too early to say, since we didn’t release the app yet. But the early users praised the design & functionality. And our client is happy.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

Our major point of contact is a PM, but we can reach any team member whenever we want. Sometimes, when we were short for time - the team agreed to work during the weekend to help us finish the project faster. Their work is structured so well that we didn’t experience any delays at all.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

We love the quality of their code. They made sure to create a scalable product that works smoothly. We really appreciated their open culture. In fact we visited their office & we were impressed by their friendly, creative environment in the office. Their ideas were great - we implemented them in the project. They suggested a few features and our client liked them.

Are there any areas for improvement?

Nothing comes to mind. They’ve been a great help and we are able to finish the project on time.

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

Cross-Platform App Dev for Product Discovery Business

"Their communication skills and the processes they have in place are incredibly well suited to startups."

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

After going through a discovery phase, Fulcrum worked almost completely from scratch to develop a React Native, cross-platform iOS and Android app that features direct in-app links to various niche products.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
London, United Kingdom
Bruno Haag
CEO & Co-Founder, Hyfa Ltd
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

So far, Fulcrum has worked accurately, and the app they developed has received positive external feedback. The team's thorough QA process allows them to identify and fix bugs before the production phase. On top of having well-structured processes, they are committed to fulfilling business needs.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am the CEO and co-founder of Hyfa Ltd,  a social discovery platform for products.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Fulcrum?

We needed someone to do cross-platform app development for our platform.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Fulcrum handled all of our app development work. They inherited the work that had previously been done by another agency, but they had to start a lot of aspects of the project from close to scratch. They took us all the way from an early discovery phase of looking into what we wanted to get out of our experience with them and then set out a clear work structure of how we could get there and they continued on with that. 

The team then developed a React Native stack cross-platform product for iOS and Android. They had to build some custom functionality into the app and they did that very well. They added features that allow the users who we call curators — which are a sub demographic of cultural influencers — to share products of a specific niche and demographic. 

For example, the curator might be someone who is a massive coffee enthusiast, someone who knows a lot about a specific type of jewelry, or someone who has a deep understanding of a particular area of fashion such as 90s sneakers. 

Through the app that Fulcrum built, users can post photos as they would do on Instagram, but on Hyfa, they post photos with links that go back to the products they are talking or posting about in the photo. This solves a pain point they have on Instagram which doesn’t allow people to backlink to any site in general. 

Curators want to be able to link their audience directly to products or experiences. Fulcrum had to build that tagging process from scratch. They created a custom UI for creating posts and with tags that, when clicked on, take users to the product that the curator has tagged in the photo.                   

What is the team composition?

We work very closely with their project managers. They also have a team of developers, but we don’t engage with them very much. 

How did you come to work with Fulcrum?

We worked with a development agency in Poland and we didn’t have a good experience, so we had to switch over. I started looking for a new agency and Clutch popped up. After holding a mini-tender with 10 or so agencies and chatting with their teams, I narrowed it down to three. 

I ultimately chose Fulcrum because, in the process of chatting with them, they actually sent us over lots of designs of how they thought the project would go and the direction we could take it in which stood out to us.

How much have you invested in them?

We have spent around $15,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with Fulcrum in early February 2020, and it’s an ongoing project and will be for the foreseeable future.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Fulcrum had to build the custom UI largely from the ground up and they did a very good job. We’ve had generally good feedback from our users. Nothing has gone wrong that I can attribute to Fulcrum; just the usual learnings as you go through the launch process. There is an odd bug, but it happens. 

The previous agency we worked with had virtually no QA process whereas Fulcrum has a really tight QA process and 90% of bugs are picked up and fixed before they roll into production. The ones that aren’t picked up before, are being dealt with as quickly as possibly. Other improvements can probably be made, but I haven’t had a better experience anywhere else.

How did Fulcrum perform from a project management standpoint?

We work very closely with their project managers on a day to day basis. They split the project management into two roles. One handles the day-to-day communication with the clients. The other handles less frequent communication with the clients, but their role is specifically in writing the scope of work which requires making very detailed feature descriptions and having in-depth conversations with the client. 

They then translate that to the developer, so they know exactly what they need to build. I hadn’t seen a project structured in this way before. I was quite skeptical in the beginning, but it works extremely well. We don’t actually engage with the developers all that much which, again, I was skeptical about because I quite like talking to them. 

However, in the previous agency, it got to a point where they couldn’t be bothered to talk to me and I ended up having weekend conversations with the developer who had no idea what was going on. It was a disaster. Our setup with Fulcrum is much better. 

I have bi-weekly discussions with their head of business development who functions as an account manager. He asks me how things have been going, talks through our progress, where we want to go and things like that which has been very helpful. There are no issues. If anything, I think they need to get some rest because they communicate very actively, and we’ve been very impressed. 

I think they ought to take weekends off every now and again. In projects, there are always delays caused by things you can’t see, but I would say Fulcrum has been very good at doing their best to make sure we meet deadlines. In the case of any delays that come up or roadblocks that appear,  they work as quickly as possible to address them.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their communication skills and the processes they have in place are incredibly well suited to startups. The team really gets what we are trying to do. They understand that we have massive time constraints and that this product is our baby. Their processes are brilliant, and they communicate incredibly actively. Those are their two main strengths.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, I have no suggestions. I would really be scraping the barrel if I answered this question. There are always areas people can improve but, to be honest, I really can’t complain because they’ve done a great job.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Listen to them because they know what they are doing, and work within the processes that they already have set up. CEOs are always very tempted, especially when in an early stage, to skimp on elements like QA and push to reduce things that don’t impact what the end-user is seeing necessarily.

Just listen to Fulcrum and do what they tell you to do and you will be happy. I have personally already referred them to several of my friends who run companies.

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

Outsourced Development for IT & Software Solutions Provider

“You don’t have to worry about anything; they keep their customers’ best interests in mind.”

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

Fulcrum provided development outsourcing services to a software solutions provider. They’re currently developing a food and beverage app for iOS and Android. The app has a booking system and location features.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Saudi Arabia
Project Manager, IT & Software Solutions Provider
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Fulcrum has delivered high-quality results with minimal bugs, and internal stakeholders are ultimately pleased with their work. Responsive, flexible, and helpful, the team excels at meeting expectations and providing the best client experience possible. They offer good value and actionable insights.

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 project manager for an IT and software solutions provider.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Fulcrum?

We sometimes outsource some of our work.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Fulcrum is helping with the development of an iOS and Android food and beverage app. The app has a booking system for providers, as well as maps so that providers can see the locations of users. They use React.

What is the team composition?

They’ve designated a project manager to us. We’re in contact with three people, but I’m not sure how many other people there are.

How did you come to work with Fulcrum?

They were recommended by a friend who worked with them.

How much have you invested with them?

My company has spent $25,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in August 2019, and it’s ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We’re happy with the results. We’re also pleased by how Fulcrum connects with and responds to us. The bugs are very minimal, and the quality is really good.

How did Fulcrum perform from a project management standpoint?

Our communication is really smooth. They’re really helpful, and they respond well. We use Slack.

What did you find most impressive about them?

The quality of work is really amazing. The technology they’ve used is really good. They’re flexible. They try their best to meet our expectations and provide us with a good experience.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, they’re a really good team and company to work with.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

You don’t have to worry about anything; they keep their customers’ best interests in mind. They bring good value and advice to the project.

5.0
Overall Score It has been a good experience.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They’re flexible and available after hours if needed.
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They have good prices, but not the best.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They meet our expectations and deadlines.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I’ve already recommended them.

Professional Learning Web Platform Dev for Innovation Agency

“The thing that impressed me was the level of quality control and testing that they applied on their side.”

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Nov. 2019 – Ongoing
Project summary: 

Fulcrum developed a web platform with JavaScript, React, and AngularJS. Following a discovery phase, they developed the MVP with user and admin interfaces. They did thorough testing and remain on retainer.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Zurich, Switzerland
Florian Haussmann
Director, artsnext GmbH
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Fulcrum satisfied the requirements by delivering a functional MVP under a tight timeframe and limited budge, ultimately exceeded expectations. The team was incredibly responsive at all times and had extra resources available as needed. They used effective project management tools and systems.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

artsnext is an innovation agency based in Zurich, Switzerland. We focus on two things: engagement with young target groups, and empowerment, specifically in the context of new work and change awareness. That’s the space that the project with Fulcrum falls into. We’re a startup company with eight people, only three of them fulltime. I’m part of the board. I would refer to myself as the director, and I’m the one with the technical background.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Fulcrum?

We needed a platform to pilot a training or personal learning program that could foster change awareness. It would be a way of learning that could be integrated into the working day without the activity becoming distracting. The target group is employees of larger companies.

We had a short timeframe to develop the platform for the pilot program. We had six weeks to develop it before starting a round of testing, and another three weeks before taking it to the prospective client, who came on board with 100 test users. That phase is running right now. We needed someone who could support doing this in essentially no time.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Fulcrum developed the full web-based platform MVP. It involves a whole registration and authentication flow, with ‘Forgot Password’ and login features. The platform has two sides, with the first being for program participants to take part in the self-directed learning activities. Then, there’s an administration interface for creating the individual learning lessons. The platform is based on JavaScript, React, and AngularJS.

We spent a week in the discovery phase and provided some very lo-fi wireframes on paper. Fulcrum assigned a designer to essentially create the wireframes, including all of the developer assets, using Figma. We had a clickable prototype of what the platform would look like, based on which we made some design decisions. We also created the specifications in that first week.

Fulcrum essentially transformed our documentation into a more technical requirements analysis, and then they got to working on the project in phases. They did a two-week development sprint to put the whole framework together, with all of the login and user management features and a first version of the player. The player consists of a number of template screens that can be used.

What is the team composition?

We had a designer and a requirements analyst during the initial phase, and there was a part-time project manager throughout the project. Then, there were three developers; I only spoke to them once about the technical details, as they were fully managed by the project manager. We also had an account executive, who dealt with the contract, money, and so on.

How did you come to work with Fulcrum?

We put out an offer on Upwork for the initial discovery phase, and we had around 100 companies making offers within 24 hours. We made a shortlist, and I had phone calls with five of them. There were three that were ultimately interested, and we decided that we’d go through this discovery phase with Fulcrum. We looked at whether they could do it within our timeframe and budget, which was limited as well.

How much have you invested with them?

My company has spent $15,000 so far. The discovery phase was $1,000, development was $12,000, and the rest was for maintenance. We’re still on retainer with them.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with Fulcrum in November 2019, and it’s an ongoing engagement.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Fulcrum delivered a working MVP platform. The thing that impressed me was the level of quality control and testing that they applied on their side. We went through a rather extensive testing of all use cases. Compared to previous experiences I’ve had, and given our shoestring budget, there was very little that didn’t work. They have a very good process for making sure that what they specify and the changes that come up are fully regression-tested.

Another helpful thing is that they’ve been incredibly responsive in terms of dealing with small bugs that came up on the weekend or other times outside of the agreed-upon response times.

How did Fulcrum perform from a project management standpoint?

They performed well. The team essentially did two sprints in two weeks. They used Airtable to break down the project and for communication. They put the project plan into Gannt charts. We also used Jira to look at the backlog. They were quite proactive about recording their progress. There were a few bugs and misunderstandings afterward, and we used Jira to deal with those.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their internal quality control process sets them apart. I assume they have the size to also tackle bigger projects. They have sufficient resources to add an extra developer when things get tight. They keep all of these resources together.

Are there any areas they could improve?

For some of our questions, I wish the project manager had more technical expertise. There were many things she had to take back to the team. It wasn’t a problem; she just couldn’t give me immediate answers. I got the sense that she didn’t have a technical background, but it was okay in the end. As long as she had project management in her control, it was fine.

Do you have any advice for future clients of theirs?

It depends on the situation. They have technologies that they have mastered and are comfortable with. I’ve gone with their advice on a number of things where either I lacked experience or just didn’t know. What I would not recommend is that the client tries to impose their own preferences on Fulcrum, if it’s not something they’re comfortable with. If the client wants an application built in JavaScript, and they have a company that’s more comfortable with PHP frameworks, it’s probably not a good idea. If they’re more comfortable with AWS, they shouldn’t be forced to go on Google Cloud. I’m pretty pleased with Fulcrum’s advice, but I also didn’t try to move into something they were uncomfortable with.

5.0
Overall Score I’ve been pleasantly surprised.
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They beat the overall project deadline, so they were faster than we agreed, but we had a few small misunderstandings about deliverables.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    The service and quality were great. It’s hard for me to give the max rating; there is always room for improvement, but they beat my expectations.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Web App Dev for Media Translation Tool

"Working with them is very easy and they fight for our project’s goals."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
July 2019 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Fulcrum is developing a web application for a media platform. They’re currently working on the prototype, developing both the front- and backend from scratch. 

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Spain
Pilar Duenas
Founder, Subbxi Media
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

So far, the work from Fulcrum has been top-notch, in terms of both functionality and visuals. Their team works diligently to meet deadlines and communicate smoothly, despite any language differences. Customers can expect a skilled partner that’s dedicated to the project’s goals. 

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 founder of Subbxi Media, a platform that splits video into several segments, allowing linguists to create subtitles collaboratively and in real-time. They can also get feedback from one another and flag errors.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Fulcrum?

We hired Fulcrum to develop this web application.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Their team is working with us to create a web app. Right now, they’re working on the prototype, developing the front- and backend from scratch.

What is the team composition?

There are about seven people involved, but I don’t work directly with each of them.

How did you come to work with Fulcrum?

Someone that I found on Clutch recommended Fulcrum for my project. After hearing they were invested in the work we were doing, I knew I wanted a team that had a lot of passion and energy for our project. I had a bad experience with a previous company, so I chose Fulcrum because I could tell they really wanted to work with us. 

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent €30,000 (approximately $33,400 USD).

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in July 2019 and the project is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Though the platform has a long way to go, the prototype is essentially ready to show to investors. It’s functional and looks great visually. Overall, I’m very satisfied with Fulcrum’s work so far.

How did Fulcrum perform from a project management standpoint?

Their project management approach is really good. We communicate via Google Hangouts, Slack, and occasionally by phone.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Working with them is very easy and they fight for our project’s goals. They put in the effort for our ideas as much as they can. 

Are there any areas they could improve?

Although it’s not a big problem, their English communication could be improved. 

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Make sure to clarify things to avoid any miscommunications.

5.0
Overall Score It’s been really good.
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    I didn’t have a tight deadline, but the project was more complex than we thought at the start.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Their initial quotation was a bit optimistic, but they didn’t charge us more. Compared to other companies, they’re great.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Web Dev Solutions for Mobile App Developer

"In terms of web development, they know how to work effectively and use modern technologies."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Apr. 2019 – Ongoing
Project summary: 

Fulcrum provided full-stack development in Node.js and React for the web-facing aspects of mobile app developer's products. This included front- and backend development. 

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Israel
Co-Founder & CEO, Call Software Developer
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Fulcrum's work has been integrated into the client's mobile app system successfully. Their team excels at communication and always provides a clear statement of goals. They met all deadlines and are very proficient in different areas of development. 

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

We’re a mobile app developer. We also offer web-facing solutions integrated with our apps. I’m a co-founder and the CEO of the company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Fulcrum?

As part of a new venture, we’re developing multiple mobile applications with different capabilities. Fulcrum helped us develop all the solutions related to the web side of our apps. This included front- and backend work.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Fulcrum assisted us with full-stack development for the web aspect of our apps. Our company offers two applications. One is for phone calls and the other is a calendar app. They each have web-facing features, and Fulcrum has helped develop those.

We have our own backend team, but we’re busy with other work. Their team has enabled us to develop faster. We’re very happy with the results so far. The technology stack is based in Node.js and React.

We’ve developed different features, including a system for scheduling meetings, a web data scraper, an email system, and a call assistant that reminds people to return missed calls.

What is the team composition?

They work with a part of our own team in Kyiv. Fulcum have their own developers, and the work with them is very open.

How did you come to work with Fulcrum?

We have our own team in Kyiv, Ukraine, so we’re familiar with the area. We looked for companies there and met a few of them. In the end, we got a very good impression of Fulcrum. We’ve worked with other companies in the past and didn’t have good experiences.

How much have you invested with them?

On our end, we invested $50,000–$100,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with Fulcrum in May or April 2019, and it’s ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We’re now integrating most of their work into production. Fulcrum has really helped us in boosting our development effort. Because of this, we didn’t have to find developers for ourselves.

It felt like they were part of our team, which was our goal. We wanted to find a company that worked synergistically, rather than merely sending tasks to someone and getting a result in the end.

They’re very flexible and possess a wide array of knowledge, including front- and backend development. In terms of web development, they know how to work effectively and use modern technologies.

How did Fulcrum perform from a project management standpoint?

They have a project manager for each of our projects who serves as the communication point, helps build the roadmap, and gives us status updates. We can communicate with the team directly, but the project manager is usually the main point of contact. We have Jira and Slack, which allows for open communication. We have weekly status meetings for each of our projects where we raise issues. They solve them as fast as possible and the experience has been very good so far.

With Fulcrum, we have open communication and I feel they really try to give us the correct status of a project. Other companies we’ve worked with didn’t tell us what was going on with the projects, the date estimates were incorrect, and everything was a mess.

They try to give us the correct estimates on time. We haven’t experienced too many delays.

What did you find most impressive about them?

It’s rare to find a company that’s able to communicate well and also deliver. This is definitely one of their strengths. They mention any issues instead of trying to hide them.

Are there any areas they could improve?

One of the things that’s helped us work well together is creating a very good specifications document for what we’re building. I know from past experiences with other companies that failed to produce that. We’ve tried to give the clearest possible picture. However, when something was missing, they just knew what to do.

Do you have any advice for future clients of theirs?

If you provide good specifications of what we’re trying to build and know all the aspects of it, the project will be effective.

5.0
Overall Score We’re continuing to work with them, which is the best evidence of our satisfaction.
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    We had a delay on one of our projects, but they delivered the rest of them on time.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Companies from different places around the world have different price points. Fulcrum is reasonable.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    We’ve gotten exactly what we were planning to build for each one of our projects, in terms of UI and behavior. The speed of work is reasonable.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

New Landing Page for Ticketing Startup

"They are young and really engaged in both the tech and the solution created for us."

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

Fulcrum created a new landing page for a website based on provided requirements. This involved creating a wireframe and then implementing agile design and development.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Oslo, Norway
Jens Kristian Tøraasen
CTO, Last Call AS
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Testers and focus groups have both complimented the page. A reliable team, Fulcrum had a well-structured project management style. Their proactive cost estimates and adherence to the budget were appreciated. 

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

We are LastCall. A Norwegian startup making discounted tickets for cultural events available for everyone. We have created a CMS for organizers and an app where users can get access to content and book tickets. I am a co-founder and CTO of the company

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Fulcrum?

Our landing page was out-dated and didn't serve our need of getting downloads and onboarding new event organizers. In addition we wanted to make app content available on the website and follow best practice regarding marketing setup. Being a startup, we are always short of resources and we needed external help from someone we could trust to build that site for us

What were your goals for this project?

We needed a new landing page that could serve two main purposes: (1) Trigger downloads from app users and (2) onboard event organizers so that they can add more content and increase sales.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We searched wide, and even tried out freelance platforms and contacted companies that had sent us "cold" emails promoting their consulting services. One of those services recommended Fulcrum and we arranged a video call to get to know each other. That meeting was very productive. I liked the way they structure their work and I also felt that they were trustworthy. We selected Fulcrum because liked their reference projects, price and how the work process was structured

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

First we provided a very high level requirements document describing what we wanted to communicate on the site and what services we wanted to use and integrate. Fullcrum then took those requriements and created a high level wireframe that and description of the project with estimates. This first phase was a part of the project and on billable hours. To us that was very useful because the price was known after this phase and as a startup we are very sensitive to budget overruns. The delivery was then split into phases, with a checkpoint at the end of each phase. We also used Slack to do continuous clarifications during the development. This made it all more agile and created room for changes within the defined budget.

What was the team composition?

Fulcrum did involve a few people but not everyone 100%. One junior and one senior developer, one designer, test and project management.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

First of all, we would never have had a new site if we were to do it our self since we don't have the time and resources. In addition we needed someone we could trust as we have a very strong, personal ownership to our startup. As of project completion, we have not deployed the site yet, but the feedback from testers and focus groups indicate that the new site will serve its purpose.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

As mentioned before, we did a pre-project that defined and detailed the scope and price. Delivery was split into milestones and we communicated on slack and sometimes google hangout for demos. English level is good, but it's will always add a layer of distraction talking over video or voice calls. As always it is important to verify what both sides think and agree on.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

They are young and really engaged in both the tech and the solution created for us. I feel that they are on our side in this. The ability to be confident in pricing is something I have never experienced before. I think the pre-project setup is very productive as long as you are able to keep agility in the project execution.

Are there any areas for improvement?

Difficult to do bigger changes in the middle of the project since we have more or less fixed the scope after the pre-project. I suggest having a buffer in the budget to use in case we find some bigger changes we want to do.

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

Desktop App Dev for Gamer Loyalty Program

“So far, it’s a five-star rating from my end; they by far excel other companies I’ve worked with in the past.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
June 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Fulcrum developed a loyalty desktop app that integrates with existing video games. They completed front- and backend development and did various third-party integrations. They provide ongoing support.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Tel Aviv, Israel
Elay De Beer
CEO, BUFF
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Fulcrum executed a functional and reliable app that has exceeded user behavior and engagement KPIs. The proactive team excels at managing expectations and meeting milestones, delivering on time and budget. They facilitate daily communication and in-person meetings, and they offer their own insights.

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 BUFF, a gamer loyalty program.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Fulcrum?

We were looking for an end-to-end development partner to develop our product. We had a vision and wanted someone to build out a live product.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They developed our desktop app, which is a loyalty program for gamers. It’s a technology that sits on top of the most popular existing video games. Using truly smart AI technologies, the app records and analyzes the data of everything that’s going on inside the games and gives incentives to gamers based on their achievements within the games. 

Fulcrum developed the app’s front- and backends. They also did QA and project management. They used Python, React, and AWS and did lots of integrations with third parties, like PayPal and other payment solutions. It’s a partnership, where we’re doing the UI, product requirements, and the technical documentation, planning, architecture, and execution.

What is the team composition?

There’s a product manager, QA person, backend developer, and frontend developer. We have an in-house designer working with them. My main point of contact is Igor (CEO, Fulcrum).

How did you come to work with Fulcrum?

They were referred to me from someone I worked with in the past.

How much have you invested with them?

My company has spent $150,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in June 2018, and the work is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The main metric we look at is whether our milestones are met. We plan three months ahead, and they’ve met all the expectations so far. We also consider second look retention metrics. We’re exceeding KPIs for user behavior and engagement with our product. The product is very strong and reliable, and it’s done really well.

How did Fulcrum perform from a project management standpoint?

They deliver on time and in budget. We have really close communication on a daily basis. We use Slack and Jira to communicate. They also travel to us, and we travel to them. It’s a very hands-on partnership.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Fulcrum is really proactive. They’re involved in product development and the milestones. They’re not just executing; they share their own ideas.

Are there any areas they could improve?

So far, it’s a five-star rating from my end; they by far excel other companies I’ve worked with in the past. I have no negative feedback I can give.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Get them really involved and see them as partners.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They meet all the milestones and scope requirements.
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Overall, they’re much cheaper than Israel. They’re not the cheapest in Ukraine, but for the quality of work that they give us, it’s a really good ROI.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I’ve already recommended them.

Integration of Platform and Mobile App

“Fulcrum Rocks understood what our app did and made the development process easy.”

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

Fulcrum Rocks connected a web platform to a mobile app via API calls to provide a better user experience.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Las Vegas, Nevada
Gus Skarlis
President, Gus Skarlis Inc.
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Their deliverables satisfied requirements. Fulcrum Rocks facilitated an effortless development process. The team communicated well and had quick response times.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am the president of Gus Skarlis Inc.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Fulcrum Rocks?

My company hired Fulcrum Rocks to build out our mobile application.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted to offer a mobile app that would be easy and simple for our clients to use.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We researched vendors for about forty-five days before we selected Fulcrum Rocks.

Describe the project in detail.

Fulcrum Rocks connected our web platform to our mobile app via API calls.

What was the team composition?

My team worked with a project manager and three developers.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Fulcrum Rocks completed and delivered the app.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

Their communicative nature and quick response times met our needs.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Fulcrum Rocks understood what our app did and made the development process easy.

Are there any areas for improvement?

The deadlines could’ve been tighter.

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

React Native Dev for Mobile App

“They used best practices and common sense to deliver each milestone.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Aug. 2018 - Jan. 2019
Project summary: 

Fulcrum was tasked with delivering a mobile app for both the Android and iOS platforms. They developed the app using the React Native framework and handled testing as well.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
London, UK
Richard Kacerek
CEO, Empire Elements Ltd.
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Fulcrum followed the scope flawlessly. They delivered on every milestone laid out for them to accomplish and exceeded expectations. Having a single point of contact throughout the project manager streamlined and simplified communication. They’re a skilled and reliable partner.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m the CEO and founder of our company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Fulcrum?

We hired Fulcrum to build a mobile app for iOS and Android using the React Native framework.

What were your goals for this project?

The goal was to deliver a complete and fully tested app into the store

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

Originally, we considered three companies. Fulcrum stood out to us as the most creative and understanding team. We picked them based on their ability to provide creative input. They also had experience building a similar app in the past. 

Describe the project in detail.

The project had already set specifications and required Fulcrum to use various API libraries and technologies while working with AWS DevOps team. They performed perfectly and went an extra mile to help us deliver the apps into the stores.

What was the team composition?

Fulcrum assigned us a team manager, and about 3-4 other people were involved. We chose the easier method of communicating with just one person, the manager, instead of the whole team.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Fulcrum followed the milestones we set out perfectly. They went above and beyond.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

It was really great; the work was well-documented and there was no friction between the teams. They kept a professional approach from beginning to the end.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Knowing we could trust Fulcrum with any task was the most important value for us.  They used best practices and common sense to deliver each milestone. I definitely appreciated the team’s ability to work independently.

Are there any areas for improvement?

If I had to pick one area,  it might be paying attention to detail.

5.0
Overall Score This is a professional company.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They were always available.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    It was exactly as agreed upon.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    It was great.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I definitely would.
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Business Entity Name
Individual Entrepreneur Prokopenko I.H.
Status
Active
Jurisdiction of Formation
Ukraine
Id
3508713898
Date of Formation
Apr 9, 2019
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