Building reliable web and mobile products

We’d love to develop your mobile or web project from the ground up or join your team when you need us

In 2008, we set out to build a company that was focused on using every opportunity to create something of value. Today, after having completed over 100 projects and employing several dozen people (iOS, Android, Python, Node.js developers), we continually strive at fulfilling that goal.

From the outset, our focus is on taking your idea and making it a reality. The process begins with workshops, where specifications are set out and expectations established, leading to the creation of prototypes, where we gather opinions from users. With that set, a complete development team is assembled, parameters of the project established, and work started. Upon completion, we work to refine the product, based on user feedback and analysis, and ensure a high level of quality through long-term maintenance and updates.

Smart development team would be enough?

Our project management experience and dedicated full-stack team, ensures that we’re flexible enough to jump into and accommodate the specific needs of your project at any point. Whether that be assisting with design, development, management, or testing, we can help!

Here’s a look at just some of the industries and fields we’ve worked in:

Telematics, Finance, Social media, Telecommunications, Helthcare, Services, E-commerce, Electronics, Video communication, Transportation, Education, FMCG, Real estate, Security, Entertainment, Games, Travel

 
Undisclosed
 
$50 - $99 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2008
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Warsaw, Poland
headquarters
  • Future Mind
    Wernyhory 1
    Warsaw 02-727
    Poland
other locations
  • Future Mind
    Owczarska 9
    Tychy 43-100
    Poland

Portfolio

Key clients: 

Polish Post, Virgin Mobile, EY, Nespresso, TVP, Getin, Continental, Generali, RTV Euro AGD. Portfolio: https://www.futuremind.com/portfolio

HotelOga

Our programmers supported the works of the HotelOga internal team by providing the agreed parts of the web platform and mobile application for the Android operational system. Project had been managed by Client who also provided full UX / UI materials.

Deliverables: Android / Web

Virgin Mobile

Klub Virgin Mobile app has been created for Virgin Mobile Polska career users to allow them to manage their subscriber account in a very easy and transparent way. The "Virgin Mobile app" allows the user to:

  • check the balance and validity of the account
  • top up the account
  • activate services
  • add numbers to the account
  • collect discounts from Virgin Mobile partners

We were responsible for the graphical interface and application development for the most popular mobile platforms: iOS, Android, and Windows Phone.

We encourage you to download it!

Deliverables: Android / iOS / Windows Phone

OriginTag

We have prepared a mobile application for the Android system in which users can scan tags placed in various products, such as branded clothes, perfumes and cosmetics. After scanning the product, the user receives information ensuring him that the product is original (safe mechanism for verification of authenticity on the server side) and access to information about the product itself, such as a description, its parameters, photo gallery and user opinions. In addition, we have created an SDK library that allows for an integration of Origin Tag's product verification system with other mobile applications and partners, and integration of Origin Tag system with external data sources through a flexible API.

Deliverables: Android / UX & Design / Web

Connected Boat

This project combined all our competencies. We have done it from the scratch – mockups, graphics through the development of mobile and web applications, and IoT part. 

Deliverables: Android / Backend / iOS / Specification / UX & Design / Web

Reviews

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Mobile App Dev for IoT Consultancy

"The technical work, design, and willingness to deliver good quality were excellent."

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

After improving its architecture, Future Mind collaborated on the development and backend of a cross-platform app designed for an IoT device.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Berlin, Germany
Peter Hasenstab
Project Manager, Relayr
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Despite the extremely tight timeframe, delivery was on time and any bugs were immediately resolved. Feedback on the app has been excellent, the Future Mind team's API work being particularly inspired.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

Relayr is an Internet-of-Things platform connecting several devices for industrial solutions and offers a full stack, from device management to analytics. I am the head of multiple customer-facing projects, working with different vendors.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Future Mind?

We needed to design and develop a mobile application.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We put together the architecture for the Android and iOS app, which they challenged and improved. We moved on to the app development and the backend service from scratch. It is an interface to an IoT Edge device that serves as a retrofit kit for household appliances. They created the backend that provides communication with the 2 mobile applications.

What is the team dynamic?

We had a strict interface with their project manager and CTO in the beginning, as well as contact with 3–4 developers directly. There were 5–6 people in total working on this project.

How did you come to work with Future Mind?

We sent out an request for proposal, asking for a fixed-bid offer. We found them through contacts in Poland. We liked their work and invited them to make a design pitch and project delivery plan.

How much have you invested with them?

The project cost was around $80,000 overall.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with them in May 2017. The current project was completed at the beginning of August, and we've no further work in that direction.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The application was intended for the operation and onboarding of an Edge device used with household appliances. We’ve had a few bugs, but Future Mind provided a 6-month warranty, during which we can get them fixed immediately. The app has been overall reliable. Our internal cloud engineers have given excellent feedback on their work, saying that they’ve never seen such well-structured work in API design.

Our client mentioned that Future Mind’s speed of work was very good and that they’d like to work together in the future.

How did Future Mind perform from a project management standpoint?

We moved quickly from first contact to getting started and delivering the first milestone. We had barely 3–4 weeks for the task, so the results were impressive. The team was professional, reactive, and structured. We mostly used Slack for communication.

What did you find most impressive about them?

The technical work, design, and willingness to deliver good quality were excellent.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No.

Do you have any advice for future clients of theirs?

We didn't set aside enough time to test the devices with the apps, which led to a delay. People need to be reactive on both sides. Future Mind was, but we slowed down the project.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They met our deadlines.
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    The cost can always be lower, but they were reasonable.
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    There were some bugs, but within reasonable parameters.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I already have.

Web Dev for Promotional E-Voucher Platform

“Future Mind remained reliable and involved throughout every project we’ve worked on.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
2013 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Future Mind used XHTML, CSS, and JavaScript for frontend, and Python and Django for backend development of a promotional website. They also provided graphic design services and promotional materials.

The Reviewer
 
10,000+ Employees
 
Warsaw, Poland
B2B Product Marketing Manager, Coffee Retailer
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

There hasn’t been any negative feedback from users, and the easy-to-use website has already processed over 6,000 orders. Future Mind’s knowledgeable, friendly, and reliable team consistently suggests improvements and applies practical skills. They are an ongoing, valuable partner.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

Our Switzerland-based company has been around for over 30 years, and we are present in over 60 countries. We have over 12,000 worldwide employees, and I’m the B2B product marketing manager. We compete in both the B2C and B2B segments.

Our main goal was to enable anyone to create the perfect cup of espresso coffee just like skilled baristas. Our concept has redefined and revolutionized the way millions of people enjoy their espresso coffee today, and has shaped global coffee culture. Thanks to continuous innovations and high quality, our company has evolved from being the pioneer and trendsetter for portioned coffee into a worldwide reference.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Future Mind?

We needed to build a mechanism to support our recurring promotions. Customers who purchased a machine during the promotion period could use a form to register the machine, then receive promotional coffee sets. Each promotion had its own key visual, so the tool had to be developed in a way that allowed for its graphical and functional customization for both promotional products and permanent store assortment.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Future Mind used XHTML, CSS, and JavaScript for frontend development and Python and Django for backend development. They built a backend that allows for handling and customization, provided graphic design, and created promotional materials.

The website has been used for cyclic consumer promotions. Users who were offered gift vouchers could collect via the website, and, depending on the promotion, select from an assortment of coffee accessories at a reduced or free cost.

What is the team dynamic?

The relationship between our marketing department and Future Mind employees developed throughout the project. They act as an extension of our promotional outreach, as well as an advisor who assists us with their knowledge and experience in terms of digital solutions for customer service in other projects.

A dedicated team took care of every element of the project, and used an approach we felt comfortable with. Future Mind also assigned a dedicated project manager to us who coordinated the work, and was responsible for communication. The cyclical nature of the co-operation meant that, after a while, we understood each other without having to constantly communicate.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent between U.S. $10,000–$50,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We began working together in 2013, and the relationship is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We handled more than 6,000 orders in total. I don’t recall any negative feedback from customers. The service was simple to use, and allowed clients to quickly accomplish the goal. Future Mind carefully tested every promotional website before launching it.

How did Future Mind perform from a project management standpoint?

We used Basecamp to track progress, make arrangements regarding function and appearance of promotions, and leave comments. Future Mind remained reliable and involved throughout every project we’ve worked on.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their company presents deep knowledge and applies perfect practical skills, all while offering new initiatives that enhance project functionalities. They’re a very friendly company, and also recommended improvements to our system.

Are there any areas they could improve?

We enjoyed this co-operation, and were highly satisfied by their organizational consistency.

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
    We would gladly recommend them as a professional developer and reliable business partner.

iOS App for Health Services Company

“It was evident that Future Mind had built iOS apps before, and they had good knowledge in the area.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Dec. 2016 - Mar. 2017
Project summary: 

Future Mind developed the iOS version of an app that allows physicians to collaborate on health care cases. The developers integrated the app with the primary product and helped with testing.   

The Reviewer
 
201 - 500 Employees
 
New Jersey
Senior Software Engineer, Hospital & Healthcare Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Future Mind demonstrated expertise in iOS development, successfully handling technical challenges that were unique to the software. Aside from excellent workmanship, Future Mind collaborated well with the other teams despite the time difference and language gaps.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

We are building an online collaboration tool for the healthcare industry. Our app would allow doctors to communicate with each other regarding cardiovascular issues. The product is compliant with HIPAA [Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996], with all protected health information being kept safe and secure.

Our main product is for reporting, while the one at hand is a supplemental communication tool. This collaboration app contains multiple pieces. Its main features are chat rooms that are created between doctors wanting to collaborate on a particular finding from a report, like a cardio issue that requires the input of peers. Users can launch the app from within the reporting tool, share their screens, have phone conferences, take pictures of their desktop, and attach images. I was the project lead for the app development.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Future Mind?

Our product required an iOS app, given that Safari does not support some of the functionalities we needed, namely the WebRTC component for screen and video-stream sharing. We also needed push notification capabilities, which are also not available on Safari for iOS.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Future Mind built a native app based on the one created by our main provider, Selleo. We had a proof of concept for the app, which they took and cleaned up. Future Mind provided 1 Swift developer and 1 project manager. They took part in our sprint planning meetings and made sure we were asking all the right questions.

How did you come to work with Future Mind?

Our main developer recommended them to us, but we also checked other U.S.-based companies. Some were internal recommendations, and we had worked with 2 of those groups before. However, Future Mind’s pricing was around 2 ½ times lower than that of a local provider. Because the main team had done such a good job, we took their recommendation.

What is the status of this engagement?

We had a 3-month run time for the project. It’s currently in maintenance mode, and we’re preparing to deploy it. We’re handling bug fixes internally, but I will definitely reach out to Future Mind if there is a need.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

It was evident that Future Mind had built iOS apps before, and they had good knowledge in the area. From a code perspective, Future Mind’s work has been high-quality. There was test coverage put in place, and they made sure tests were run properly. I have learned a lot in terms of the development patterns put in place.

The iOS app needed to integrate and work well with our main web product. We needed to change some of the backend to accommodate the app and vice versa. This meant that communication between the teams was important. Fortunately, Future Mind was in the same vicinity as Selleo and could communicate directly with them. I acted as a middleman between them at times.

How did Future Mind perform from a project management standpoint?

The language barrier was a bit tough with their developer, but the project manager did a very good job on this front. Both spoke English adequately, though. Future Mind took part in the same stand-ups and sprint reviews as our main developer. There were no conflicts or frictions.

What did you find most impressive about Future Mind?

The workmanship was excellent, as were their depth of knowledge and professionalism. Future Mind came in, gave us tons of change recommendations for certain areas, did the work, wrote the tests, and hit deadlines. Everything went well with this project.

Are there any areas Future Mind could improve?

This is probably the hardest question so far. I can’t think of anything.

What tips or recommendations could you share that might increase the likelihood of success with Future Mind?

I haven’t seen their Android work, but I recommend hiring them for iOS. Just be aware of the time zone and language barriers. It’s a good thing that there are enough similarities between U.S. and Polish cultures for them to predict what a particular app is supposed to look like and what its purpose is, more so than with Indian companies. I highly recommend Future Mind for remote work over some of the others I’ve seen in the past.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    All of the deadlines were met, and nothing was underestimated.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    The cost was low.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Development Projects for Retail Startup

"Overall, I'm satisfied with Future Mind. Our communication was good, and they helped us not only from a development standpoint, but also gave us good ideas on how to bring our ideas to the market."

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

FutureMind developed software and and an app to communicate with RFID product tags. They also designed for the customer interface for the website, portfolio documentation, and business cards.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 employees
 
Warsaw, Poland Area
CEO at Brand Protection Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The app has received international acclaim, especially around the user panel and the efficiency of the product identification system. Thousands of produces have been coded without error. FutureMind’s key strength is their conceptual understanding of product development.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization.

We provide brand protection systems using RFID [radio-frequency identification] and NFC [near field communication] technology. The aim is to protect physical products against counterfeiting and to provide a level of intelligence to everyday products like wines and spirits, lubricants, pharma products, and others.

What is your position?

I am the CEO of the company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What business challenge were you trying to address with Future Mind?

We were looking for a company that could help develop the software needed for working with RFID tags.

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their involvement in detail.

They developed our RFID system, created the customer interface for our website, and designed the look of our portfolio documentation and business cards. Future Mind has also developed a mobile application for interfacing tags with our system.

How did you come to work with Future Mind?

One of my company's co-founders worked with them in the past. Future Mind created an e-commerce platform that he was happy with. Also, they had a good reputation within the startup scene in Poland. Future Mind developed the mobile application for the Polish Post. We decided that they could help us with our current project and contacted them.

Could you provide a sense of the size of this initiative in financial terms?

The total development cost of the first project was around $70,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We have completed one project with them and decided to start a second one, which is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any statistics or metrics from this engagement?

The system is working perfectly and it has been well received by many global companies. We've received good feedback about the user panel and the general functionality and speed of the system. It implies simply placing a tag on a product and bringing a smartphone in its proximity. The NFC will supply information about the product's authenticity.

We've encoded thousands of tags since the system's launch and never had a problem with its operation.

How did Future Mind perform from a project management standpoint?

Overall, I'm satisfied with Future Mind. Our communication was good, and they helped us not only from a development standpoint, but also gave us good ideas on how to bring our ideas to the market.

What distinguishes Future Mind from other providers?

Future Mind is a good asset within the conceptual part of product development. We've been so satisfied with the outcome of our first project that we've decided to use them for a second one.

Is there anything Future Mind could have improved or done differently?

Every company has something that can be improved upon. They were late by two weeks on a deadline for implementing the specific tag coding, but this is understandable given that we've made a product that's unique on the Polish market. There was no expertise in this area, so Future Mind had to study implementing the encoding and using the RFID tags in our application.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Hiring in-house programmers for the project would have cost a lot more.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Custom Mobile App Development For Envelo

"They kept in mind our business goals throughout the whole project."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
Project summary: 

Future Mind built a custom mobile app for iOS and Android, and supervised its development on Windows. The project included concept validation, UX design, quality assurance, and support. 

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Warsaw, Poland
Bartłomiej Potrzebowski
Project Lead, Envelo
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Since launch, the app has been installed 120,000 times and accumulated over 20,000 regular users. Future Mind's creative approach and agile development skills were essential to success. The team customized the app's functions to suit existing long-term strategies.

BACKGROUND

Envelo is a brand of a subsidiary of Polish Post, providing digital postal services for both B2C [business-to-consumer] and B2B [business-to-business] customers.

As a head of the mobile team, I'm responsible for whole mobile channel activities from design, development through promotions, and sales.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

The initial concept was to set up mobile channel along with custom-built digital postal services platform, and we were looking for a partner with mobile app development competencies since we don't have them in-house.

The mobile app was planned to consist of combined services from traditional Polish Post and newly developed Envelo services in one consolidated solution.

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their involvement in detail.

It was a full-scale project with designing app from scratch, which included concept validation, requirements validation, UI/UX [user interface/user experience] design, functional development, QA [quality assurance] testing, launch, and ongoing support.

[More specifically, it included] requirement analysis, development of mobile apps for iOS and Android, supervision on third-party developers for Windows Phone, development of several integrations with external systems like payment solution, and part of the back-end supporting the app and internal testing. They also support us in publishing the app in the App Store.

How did you come to work with Future Mind?

Future Mind was chosen after a rigorous competitive bid process. One of the key advantages of Future Mind was their agile approach and resource flexibility.

What is the status of this engagement?

The project has three main stages, each for about three to six months, with two to three months' development.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any statistics or metrics from this engagement?

Since we started, we gained more than 120,000 application installations and more than 20,000 returning customers. Customer ratings in the app stores are good.

How did Future Mind perform from a project management standpoint?

Several work streams were delayed due to additional work on our side, which impacted their work. Their ideas were so good that we accepted change during the development phase.

What distinguishes Future Mind from other providers?

I would say that their open-mindedness to challenges and issues and partnership approach, not like a client software house, but as a partner in business. They kept in mind our business goals throughout the whole project.

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