Product Design & Development Firm | Web apps/SaaS

We are Futuro. The Product Design & Development Team.

We build products for startups and mid-sized companies. From simple mobile apps to huge SaaS platforms and marketing websites — we strive to deliver products that people love.

Our services:

Planning and Strategy

  • Market research
  • Product Strategy
  • Defining MVP

UX/UI Design

  • Prototyping
  • Mobile, Web, IoT Design
  • Brand Identity
  • User Experience reviews

Software Development

  • Web Development
  • iOS/Android Development
  • React Native
  • AR/VR

Testing and Quality Assurance

  • Usability Testing
  • Performance Testing
  • Functionality Testing
 
$10,000+
 
$25 - $49 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2017
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Berlin, Germany
headquarters
other locations

Portfolio

Key clients: 

Post.Bid.Ship, Ontel, Signality, Nexquare, Next Wallet, Tradelize, Wasteless

AVA Grows

Mobile app for IoT gardening product, Canada.

  • MVP Definition
  • UX Design
  • Visual Design
  • Visual Identity
  • Design QA

Ontel

Web app for Workflow management system, US.

  • Product Strategy
  • UX Review
  • UX/UI Design
  • React.js
  • Node.js
  • React Native

Clssfd

Communication app for education.

  • MVP Definition
  • UX/UI Design
  • Visual Identity
  • Design QA

Next Wallet

Web app for a fintech company:

https://nextwallet.futuro.team/

  • Product Strategy
  • MVP Definition
  • UX/UI Design
  • Vue.js
  • ASP .NET
  • User Testing

Edtech Company

Analytical platform for education domain: 

https://edtech.futuro.team/

  • Frontend Development
  • Angular.js 

Canary

Mobile app for the home security system:

http://canary.futuro.team/

Wasteless

Analytical Platform For Grocery Stores.

  • UX/UI Design
  • Frontend Development
  • Backend Development

Cinema City

Mobile app for the cinema chain:

https://cinema.futuro.team/

Reviews

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UI/UX Design for Communication App

"Overall, we’re very happy with the professionalism of their team and the quality of their deliverables."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Dec. 2018 - Apr. 2019
Project summary: 

Futuro designed the UI/UX of a communication app. The team used a set of rough sketches and information gleaned from market research to create wireframes that were tested by potential users.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Washington, District of Columbia
Minnie Song, MD, MPH, MBA
Co-Founder, Clssfd, Inc.
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Test users reacted positively to Futuro’s designs. Leveraging precise timelines and frequent communication, the team facilitated a seamless design process. Insightful and dedicated, they offered design recommendations for small details and were particularly responsive at the end of the project.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m a co-founder of a startup that’s creating a streamlined communication platform for students and alumni. Our company is at a very early pre-product stage.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire FUTURO?

We hired Futuro to produce development-ready UX/UI designs based on our crude mockups and sketches.  

What were your goals for this project?

We’re developing our first mobile app and wanted to work with a professional design agency to create the UX/UI. The goal of the project was to have every screen and process for the app designed for our in-house development team. We wanted the design of the app to be intuitive and unique, especially for its primary use cases.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We looked through sample designs on portfolio sites and contacted over 10 vendors. We conducted phone interviews and received quotes from each vendor before eventually selecting Futuro.  

Describe the project in detail.

We started the project with a requirements analysis phase. During this step, we discussed the value that our application would provide as well as our position in the market. We then moved on to designing the UX of the app. Futuro analyzed our preliminary designs and conducted a market survey of the layout, functionality, and feature sets of apps that were similar to ours. The team recommended a specific structure and flow based on their findings.

Futuro created designs that fit with their recommendations, and we tested their wireframes on 10 target users. We then proceeded to the UI phase. The team presented several concepts for the logo, color scheme, font family, and overall aesthetic of the app. They gathered our feedback regarding their ideas and created several screens that displayed our preferences. After another round of feedback, Futuro designed the remaining screens of the application.

What was the team composition?

One project manager supported the project from the beginning to the end. We also had two UX designers, an art director, and several UI designers assigned to our project. The CEO of Futuro was easily accessible throughout the partnership.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We’re still developing the app, so we don’t have any demonstrated successes to share. Test users were excited about the application and responded positively to the wireframes.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

Futuro gave us a detailed calendar for the UX design phase. We also had weekly meetings with the designers and project manager to review new screens and provide feedback, which they always incorporated.

We communicated primarily through Slack and had regular voice conferences to check on progress. Despite the time difference, Futuro accommodated our schedule, which we greatly appreciated. They were also very responsive to all of our inquiries.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

The team was diligent in designing details that we hadn’t even considered and frequently surprised us with their insights about the UX of our app. Also, we were particularly impressed by their responsiveness and attention to detail throughout the final days of the project.  

Are there any areas for improvement?

There were times when we wished that Futuro would’ve taken a unique approach while solving certain UX challenges. Their traditional methods made sense at the time, especially given our budget. We also experienced some back-and-forth when trying to identify the right visual design concepts. Overall, we’re very happy with the professionalism of their team and the quality of their deliverables.

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

Design & Development for Grocer Platform

“FUTURO employs a great team with a good eye for design.”

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

FUTURO designed and developed an informational site for a B2B grocer platform. They took an iterative approach, creating a fresh look while maintaining a serious image.

The Reviewer
 
11- 50 Employees
 
Tel Aviv, Israel
Ben Biron
Co-Founder, Wasteless
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Internal and external stakeholders alike lauded FUTURO for their site design. The team understood the brand’s vision and delivered as expected, often within the first or second iteration. Strong communication skills coupled with creative talent have helped secure continued engagement.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the co-founder of Wastless, an Israel-based B2B startup that provides dynamic item pricing for supermarkets based on expiration dates.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with FUTURO?

We wanted to cultivate a new online image that was both fresh and serious but lacked the in-house talent to do it. As such, we reached out to FUTURO to design our informational site, from the dashboard to the overall visuals and presentation. Their scope would later expand to include development services.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

In the beginning, we went back and forth to refine the initial site designs. Once I gave my feedback and approval, they developed the platform and created animations. It’s an informative site that provides facts about the environment and data on food waste. By using a new, fresh look, we’re able to present ourselves as a B2B company while still maintaining a startup feel.

What is the team composition?

We worked with 3–4 people from their team, including a lead designer, lead developer, and Artem (Co-Founder and CEO, FUTURO) who was very involved.

How did you come to work with FUTURO?

I’d worked with Artem while he was with his previous company and liked his work. When he started FUTURO, I considered them for this project and looked at their references, initial designs, and color schemes. They also gave me a decent price. Although I originally wanted to handle development internally, it wasn’t really a viable option for us, and other options were more expensive.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent around $25,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

The project lasted from May–October 2018, but we still collaborate with them. The site launched in early October to meet press release dates.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

I’m happy with the final deliverables, and we’ve received several compliments on our site. Many international and Israeli publications have also featured us. Currently, we’re still working with FUTURO and will continue to do so for as long as we can afford it.

How did FUTURO perform from a project management standpoint?

We communicated daily through Skype; I could ask for something at any given moment, and they would get it done on time. Occasionally, I could be difficult to communicate with, but they never got upset and remained professional throughout.

What did you find most impressive about them?

FUTURO employs a great team with a good eye for design. It can be difficult to put a thought to paper, and it usually takes about 5–6 iterations to produce a final design. But FUTURO understood my vision and always hit the mark on the first or second try.

Are there any areas they could improve?

The only drawback is that they’re overseas. I would have liked to have had a dedicated team member assigned to us so that they could live and breathe our brand. However, this isn’t a service they currently offer.

Do you have any advice for future clients of theirs?

Find people who can understand and execute what you want. I’ve already recommended FUTURO to colleagues looking for design work.

5.0
Overall Score I’m very happy with them, and we’ve become good friends.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Compared to other developers, they were more cost-effective while still delivering on quality.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    I don’t typically give perfect ratings, but I got everything I wanted.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I already have.

Updated UI/UX for App and Website for Software Company

“The result exceeded my expectations.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
May - Oct. 2018
Project summary: 

After developing wireframes, FUTURO updated the UX/UI design for an iOS/Android app and a Readymag website.

The Reviewer
 
11- 50 Employees
 
Washington, District of Columbia
CEO, Ontel
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The app stands out among competitors and the in-house team is happy with the value FUTURO has brought to the project. They went above and beyond to meet all needs, while their expertise and ability to work with an exisiting product line made them a reliable partner.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I'm the CEO of Ontel. We provide software and construction management services to telecommunications contractors.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with FUTURO?

We were looking for a vendor to help us update an existing user interface of our app as well as the look and feel of our website.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

First, we had a meeting where we discussed the scope of work and what we wanted to incorporate. They developed the wireframes and worked collaboratively with our CTO to address all the technical details about the design and implementation. Then, they updated the UX/UI for our app and our website. It's a hybrid application for both iOS and Android and our website is built in Readymag.

What is the team composition?

We worked with four people.

How did you come to work with FUTURO?

I found their portfolio on Behance and got in touch with them.

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked with them between May–October 2018.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

After FUTURO updated the user interface of our application, it'll stand up against any of the majorly funded companies that we compete with.

How did FUTURO perform from a project management standpoint?

We talked at least on a weekly basis, but we communicated daily during certain phases of the project. We used Slack, web conferences, phone, and email to communicate.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They were able to work with an existing product line and enhance it.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I can't think of anything. They did a great job.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Make sure you know what you want to accomplish. They'll bring value to your project.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    The result exceeded my expectations.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Mobile App Design for IoT Gardening Product

“We had a very smooth transition from the UX/UI design phase to development.”

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
4.5
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
July 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

FUTURO designed the UX/UI for an app that pairs with an IoT smart home product. The team created every possible visual screen that could be needed in the future, keeping the look and feel in line with branding.

 

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Vancouver
Valerie Song
CEO, AVA Technologies Inc
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

By facilitating a seamless and thorough design phase, FUTURO comprehensively prepared the development team to progress through the app build and make the designs a real product. They kept the project progressing on time in line with deadlines and communicated quickly and effectively.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I'm the CEO and Co-Founder at AVA Technologies Inc. AVA Byte is the world’s smartest indoor garden, designed for the connected and conscious Millennial looking to unlock their green thumbs.

 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire FUTURO?

Our product is an IoT smart home consumer product. We needed a robust app designed to our high aesthetic standard. FUTURO managed the app’s UI/UX including animation and icon design. They helped us sort through and create all the visual screens to give our development team a clear direction.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted to map out all the possible screens for the app. Since we didn’t have UI/UX design internally, we didn't know what all the necessary screens would be. We wanted the app to be truly useful and beautiful to set a new standard for the indoor smart gardening world.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We considered three different design agencies. I first saw FUTURO’s work while browsing Behance. Our CTO and I thought that they provided the best value for high-quality work based on the portfolio and cost.

Describe the project in detail.

The scope of the UI/UX project was to map out all the screens we could possibly need. There were many times we felt unsure, but FUTURO walked us through the process of figuring out what to include. My role was more to give business direction to achieve our overall objectives. Our CTO provided the technical guidance. My co-founder, the CDO, managed the overarching branding, look, and feel. FUTURO was responsible for helping us curate, design, and refine the screens. They also provided the overall app brand guidelines.

What was the team composition?

FUTURO’s team included five people total. We mostly worked with a project manager, UI designer, and UX designer. Later on, an illustrator and animator came on board to help us.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We had a very smooth transition from the UX/UI design phase to development. FUTURO made sure our developers had everything they needed. There were no unanswered questions or concerns about changing the design into code.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

Our overall experience was pretty good. We would use FUTURO again for future work. We stuck to the timeline and communicated well. They offered innovative ideas, asked good questions, and answered all our queries promptly.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

FUTURO always stuck to the timeline and budget. They even worked during weekends if required. Their commitment to delivering quality results was great. Rather than trying to force anything, they always took our recommendations. They provided insights when they agreed or disagreed with specific suggestions.

Are there any areas for improvement?

We had a great experience!

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

Web Development & Design for Blockchain Company

"I appreciated the speed with which they completed the project."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Apr. 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

FUTURO designed and developed the administrative side of a web platform, building a token-sale function.

The Reviewer
 
11- 50 Employees
 
New York, New York
Illia Pashkov
Chief Creative Technologist, Tradelize
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Though yet to be marketed, the completed platform functions well and is stable despite some bugs. They communicated effectively and were available 24 hours a day, responding to any issues professionally and quickly.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I'm the chief creative technologist for Tradelize, a trading platform for professional traders. We provide investment tools and mobile apps. I lead the creative and technological parts of the business.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with FUTURO?

We needed the development of an administrative panel for our ICO (Initial Coin Offering).

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They designed and developed the administration part of our platform. They created the token-sale administration part. It allows to receive tokens and work with different crypto payments.

We have the ability to receive payments and send tokens back to the people buying tokens from us. This is the main feature of the administration part. I can see how many tokens I have and what cryptocurrency I’ve been using.

The project is mainly completed, but we still need to add some APIs. We're considering whether to do it ourselves or use FUTURO.

What is the team composition?

We're working with a project manager and two developers from their team.

How did you come to work with FUTURO?

We were looking for people who could build our tool. I knew Artem (Co-Founder and CEO, FUTURO) through other projects we’d worked on. We had some communication and they gave us a good price. We started working with them.

How much have you invested with them?

The cost of their work was around $20,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with them one month ago. We still need to make some configurations on the product so we're still in communication with them.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The platform works well. We still need to take care of marketing from our side, but this isn't dependent on them. Hopefully, we'll have a success story after we’ve seen some results.

How did FUTURO perform from a project management standpoint?

We communicate through Telegram and email on a daily basis. They work 24 hours a day and respond quickly, even though we have a time difference. They quickly resolved some bugs and made tweaks during the development stage.

What did you find most impressive about them?

I appreciated the speed with which they completed the project. Most of the development was done within two weeks—I don’t know how they did that, but they did.

Are there any areas they could improve?

There are always improvements to be made when it comes to development. There are always bugs that need to be fixed fast.

Do you have any advice for future clients of theirs?

I've worked with multiple startups and ICOs and I’m sure that I will collaborate with FUTURO on my next project.

5.0
Overall Score I’ve been happy working with them.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They responded fast and the communication was good.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Other companies I checked had higher prices for the same level of work.
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    There will always be bugs, but the product is stable. We had complex requirements.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I will work with them for my next project.

UI/UX Design for Online Media Community

“They exceeded our expectations with what they developed.” 

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
May 2017 - June 2017
Project summary: 

FUTURO provided UI/UX design services, working first on developing the brand’s identity and then creating the platform’s design.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Zürich, Switzerland
Roman Zimmermann
Managing Director, Rain Studio
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The platform design is excellent, meet the requirement of the company perfectly. They managed the project well, using their experience and skill to complete the design efficiently. 

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I was a web development consultant for The Grator, which is a new media online platform.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire FUTURO?

We needed UI/UX design for our platform.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted to create an identity and website that will help us stand out us from other media. Also, we wanted to ensure users would focus on our content when using the platform.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

They were recommended to us.

Describe the project in detail.

They first created an eye-catching identity to match to our brand’s name. Then they started with the UI/UX design of our website.

What was the team composition?

The team included a branding designer, a UI/UX designer, and a project manager.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We had some ideas in mind of how the platform might look. They exceeded our expectations with what they developed.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

Their team worked hard to reach our deadlines. There was a small delay, however it didn’t have any impact on our overall deadline.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

We were able to rely on their experience to handle the project while we worked on our business.

Are there any areas for improvement?

I was totally satisfied with the job.

5.0
Overall Score I was very happy with them.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    The project was completed on time.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    The price met our expectations.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    The quality was on a high level.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I will definitely recommend them.

Frontend Analytics Platform Dev for Educational Company

"I’m happy with their work, which is way better that what most other vendors accomplished."

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

FUTURO developed the frontend of an analytics application, supplementing an in-house team with their Angular knowledge. They handled API documentation and provide ongoing support.

The Reviewer
 
11- 50 Employees
 
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Data Scientist, Education Management Platform
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The product isn’t live yet, but the collaboration with FUTURO has exceeded expectations. In addition, their constant communication, focus on producing quality work, and weekly deliverables contribute to an easily sustainable partnership.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I lead the data science department for an educational company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with FUTURO?

We were trying to build an analytics application for the education industry. We wanted to collect data from different schools, colleges, and universities and generate insight to give them back to the education end users. We have an in-house development team but needed an outside resource with expertise in Angular.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They were primarily involved in frontend development using Angular since the design portion had already been done by another vendor. Their main responsibility was to create the API documentation because they were pulling data from the backend.

Our solution is a software as a service (SaaS) platform and CRM system that collects data from different sources. Once the insights are generated, all the users can view them.

What is the team composition?

There were two to three people on average.

How did you come to work with FUTURO?

We knew their CEO from a previous engagement we’d done with another vendor. The relationship with him was fruitful and the work was of high quality. He delivered on his promises, and when he started FUTURO, we continued to work with him. We did consider five to ten other agencies, though.

How much have you invested with them?

We have spent between $30,000–$40,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in December 2017. The work is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The product isn’t live yet, but we’ve been super happy with our collaboration with FUTURO. Their quality is very good, they manage expectations well, and they meet all deadlines. Everything has worked out better than what we expected. There have been a few bugs, but far less than with our previous experiences with other vendors.

How did FUTURO perform from a project management standpoint?

They did pretty well in this aspect. The project manager and CTO had a tight grasp on the project and estimated its timeline perfectly. We did weekly sprints; at the end of each sprint, we’d have a deliverable ready for testing. We also had a check-in call every other day.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They meet our expectations. Whatever gets decided gets delivered.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Whenever their CTO gets involved, he adds a lot of value. If they could do that more often, it’d be phenomenal.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Go for it. FUTURO helped us a lot. Plan the entire engagement in sprints, though it can sometimes a bit vague, at least there’s direction. We know what to expect on both sides and both sides meet the expectations.

5.0
Overall Score I’m super happy. They built a system and currently sustain it.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They met all their deadlines.
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They’re a bit expensive, but that’s mainly because our customers aren’t high revenue generating. It’s not something they have control over.
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    I’m happy with their work, which is way better that what most other vendors accomplished. There were some bugs that needed to be fixed, though.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer