Ukrainian software development company

Giraffe Software is a Ukrainian software development company providing high quality IT solutions in web development, consulting and software testing.

We have expertise in a variety of areas such as retail analytics, real estate market solutions, and high load dating web applications.

 
$5,000+
 
< $25 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2016
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Dnipro, Ukraine
headquarters
  • Dnipro
    Ukraine

Portfolio

DANISH RETAIL ANALYTICS SYSTEM

Giraffe software works with this Denmark-based international retail analytics system company for a long time. Mostly we do backend software development, refactoring of legacy pars of the system.

Also we cover important parts of platform with automated tests: unit tests, selenium tests (codeception), api tests etc.

Project management methodology:
– Scrum and Kanban methodologies

Professional knowledge, used in projects:
– PHP5.6 -> PHP7;
– Laravel framework;
– Mysql;
– Redis;
– Vagrant;
– jQuery;
– RESTApi;
– CircleCI;
– PHPUnit, codeception (selenium based acceptance tests);

WISHDATES

Development of high-load dating website with multisite and mobile application support, oriented on USA and CIS markets.

 

Project management methodology:
– work experience in Scrum and Kanban methodologies

Professional knowledge, used in projects:
– programming language PHP 5.3, programming environment ZendStudio 8;
– dating-projects development on the basis of Yii framework 1.1.12;
– JavaScripts writing;
– data bases creation using MySQL;
– CRM system creation and development;
– experience in creating applications for social networks: “Vkontakte”, “Facebook” and “Odnoklassniki”;
– experience with API: Google Plus api, Linkedin api, Yahoo api, Yandex api, Paymentwall api; OOP, jQuery,TWIG-template engine, webpage layout using CSS and HTML; Google Analytics, SVN;
– experience in cache using with the help of Memcache and Apc;
– experience in Gearman for task distribution;
– using Sphinx,...

INSTITUTE OF CONSULTING

Development of the website providing service to professional consultants, aimed at their business and professional potential development. On a paid basis, consultants are offered best practices, networking, ability to establish professional contacts and so on.

 

Project management methodology:
– work experience in Scrum and Kanban methodologies

Professional knowledge, used in projects:
– programming language PHP 5.3;
– website development on the basis of Drupal 6;
– JavaScripts writing;
– data bases creation using MySQL;
– use of OOP;
– use of jQuery;
– webpage layout using CSS and HTML;
– using subversion: SVN;

http://www.iconsulting.org.uk/

CROWDTWIST

CrowdTwist is an industry-leading provider of comprehensive and patented multichannel loyalty and engagement solutions that drive incremental spend, leading to better customer data, stronger insight, and more personalized experiences. We are revolutionizing loyalty, helping top brands including Pepsi, L’Oréal, 24 Hour Fitness, and Zumiez develop a deeper understanding of customers. Forrester recognized CrowdTwist as a Leader in “The Forrester Wave™: Customer Loyalty Solutions For Midsize Organizations, Q1 2016.”

 

Project management methodology:
– work experience in Scrum and Kanban methodologies

Professional knowledge, used in projects:
– programming language PHP 5.6. Programming environment PhpStorm 8;
– project development on the basis of Phalcon framework 1.x;
– frontend development on the basis of Angular 1.x and Backbone;
– data bases creation using Oracle;
– experience in creating applications for facebook;
–...

BOLIG PORTAL

Our specialist has been working on BoligPortal company for more than 3 years in different roles like full stack developer, scrum master and administrative team lead .

Various projects related to refactoring and optimization of the old code of platform, development new features on web site, development and support RestAPI for mobile application and ReactJs web-client was done.

This experience of working in leading rental portal of Denmark is very useful in another projects on Danish market and abroad.

Project management methodology:
– Scrum and Kanban methodologies

Professional knowledge, used in projects:
– PHP5.6 -> PHP7;
– Yii framework;
– Mysql;
– Redis;
– Docker;
– jQuery;
– ReactSJ;
– RESTApi (api for web and mobile applications);
– jenkins CI;
– PHPUnit, codeception (selenium based acceptance tests);

https://www....

GREAT AGENT

Giraffe Software company provided consultancy for US startup Great Agent that made predictive real estate marketing & sales platform.

We helped Great Agent with establishing distributed dev team, technical interviews, consulted them regarding technologies, agile methodologies and tools.

Project management methodology:
– Scrum methodology

Professional knowledge, used in projects:
– PHP7;
– Laravel framework;
– Mysql;
– Twilio API;
– jQuery;
– PHPUnit;

https://greatagentusa.com/

Reviews

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Web App Redesign & Feature Dev for Translation Provider

"… working with Giraffe Software has been a tremendous step forward from a business perspective."

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

Giraffe Software revamped a web application, making it more user-friendly and creating new features. After that, they moved on to bug resolution and implemented email and invoice functionalities, and more.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Valencia, Spain
Elena Ursache
Service Delivery Manager, Novalins
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The web app’s new features have boosted income as well as international clientele. It also serves as a centralized tool for keeping track of clients and more. Giraffe Software’s communicative team delivered high-quality code on time, though they should work on augmenting their staff.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m the service delivery manager at Novalins, a medical translation service provider.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Giraffe Software?

We needed to redesign our web app, as well as create new features and add payment integration. We also required new functionalities for expanding the business to international markets.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

First, I shortlisted several candidates and chose Giraffe Software based on their communication, feedback, and the way they held negotiations and cleared the requirements for the project.

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

In the past, our platform had limited functionality for expanding internationally, so our first goal was to redesign the website to make it more appealing to users as well as more convenient and user-friendly. Only one frontend developer was needed for the task. After that developer’s exceptional performance, I decided to engage a backend developer to fix the existing bugs and add new functionality.

Their team has developed a system of emails and notifications for the platform. They also implemented an invoice generation functionality, which is important for any business. Our company’s profile was also improved.

What was the team composition?

We dealt with a business analyst, to begin with. Later, we worked with a frontend developer, a backend developer, and a QA specialist. We also had a project manager for clarifying the requirements, communication, and managing tasks.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Before we had this tool, we only dealt with our clients through email. This web app has enabled us to centralize all clients and requests on a very powerful platform, as well as get bigger clients.

Furthermore, our profits increased when the new functionalities were implemented, boosting our business’s international expansion. We’ve been able to engage a lot of translators from all over the world to connect them with different companies. Overall, working with Giraffe Software has been a tremendous step forward from a business perspective.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

Project management was done in a timely and friendly manner. We discussed all requirements at the beginning.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Their communication, rates, and code quality are remarkable.

Are there any areas where they can improve?

They should expand their team so that additional developers can be added right away to a project without a one or two-week delay.

5.0
Overall Score So far, we're very happy with their services.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Their price is competitive.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    We are very happy!
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    We would 100% recommend them.

Outsourced Dev & Testing for Analytics Company

"Giraffe Software cared about the work and didn't just do it because we said so."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
May 2016 - May 2017
Project summary: 

Giraffe Software converted an existing framework to Laravel PHP. They also created a testing platform for automated testing and used a variety of technologies, including JavaScript, CSS3, MySQL, and Linux.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Fredericia, Denmark
Partner, Analytics Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Giraffe Software met high expectations in workflow and quality. The team communicated well in spite of a language barrier and made every effort to understand the intent and endstate of requested tasks. They were attentive to detail and provided valuable recommendations to improve the product.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am a partner in a Danish software company with a focus on analyzing shop visitors and providing analytics.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Giraffe Software?

It’s hard to find good developers in our city, given that most of them live in larger cities like Copenhagen, which is too far away for us.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

The main task was converting our existing framework to Laravel PHP. We also wanted to incorporate automated testing for the software. Dmitriy, their CEO, specializes in these areas. He created the testing platform from scratch and also started helping us convert the page to Laravel. With this came everything from plain JavaScript to the jQuery framework, standard HTML5, and CSS3, Codeception for testing, MySQL as a database language, Linux for hosting and NGINX as a web server.

What is the team dynamic?

We used a single resource who handled testing for the first three months. When we started to convert the framework, we had up to two full-time members.

How did you come to work with Giraffe Software?

One of the older developers in our company had a contact from Giraffe Software. We got in touch and evaluated them to see if they could help us out, and took things from there.

How much have you invested with them?

The project size has been around $70,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with Giraffe Software in May 2016. The conversion took one year.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Outsourcing was one of the last things we wanted to do, but Giraffe Software’s mindset was very similar to ours here in Scandinavia regarding the workflow and quality. We had high expectations and everything has been on par with what we expected. So, quality wise, we are satisfied.

How did Giraffe Software perform from a project management standpoint?

The language barrier hasn’t been a problem; they understand and speak English at a good level. The team also visited us in person.

They tried to find the meaning of our requests, instead of just doing them. The team asked questions and mentioned any obstacles before it was too late, and they would have to redo the whole task. This has been important because it means that Giraffe Software cared about the work, and didn’t just do it because we said so. We’re not always right.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their attention to detail is impressive. I have been working with companies in India, but this was our first collaboration with a Ukrainian one. Their performance was on par with my expectations. When I gave Giraffe Software something, they cared enough to provide suggestions and make it even better.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No. The only negative part about being cautious is that it will take more time. I would rather have something take more time and be done thoroughly and correct, rather than quick and wrong.

5.0
Overall Score It’s been a good experience, which doesn’t happen very often in development.
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They’ve gone into detail and made sure nothing was underestimated.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    My rating is based on the hourly fee of a Danish worker compared to one from Giraffe Software at the same quality.
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    We’re working on new things, and, even though they don’t have a problem learning, they don’t know everything. No one knows everything in the development world.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    We don’t want to share them, but they’ve definitely been helping us from the start without any hassle.