1st class offshore software development

goodylabs helps businesses build tools and products and grow their own engineering teams. We build web & mobile applications using the latest and greatest technologies. We help you choose the right tools to solve your problem and deliver the final solution on time and within budget. Our engineers architect robust, scalable and extendable IT platforms that power our Clients' businesses.

We develop blazingly fast RESTful APIs and stunning, device - optimized front ends both for the web and native.

Highlights

  • ~25 engineers working in our cosy office in Lodz, PL
  • 90% of our project last a lot longer than 1 year
  • we build complex webapps and native iOS/Android applications
  • we deploy robust, large cloud-based architectures 
  • we work with clients from Poland, the UK, Germany and the United Statws
 
$5,000+
 
$25 - $49 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2012
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Lodz, Poland
headquarters
  • Andrzeja Struga 78
    Lodz 90-557
    Poland

Portfolio

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Freshminds

The destination for Minds with a consulting skill set, freshminds' network empowers Europe's leading businesses with fresh, commercial thinking. Freshminds sources graduates, researchers, analysts, consultants, project managers and directors for demanding permanent jobs or consulting projects.

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e-kiosk

e-kiosk is Poland's largest digital press distributor. The company distributes digital press as well as e-books and audio books through it's modern website and a suite of mobile applications. goodylabs has developed a unique, cross-browser, JavaScript e-book/e-press reader compatible with all major digital content formats

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shumee

Shumee is a young start-up based in Lodz, Poland. The company originally launched a social recommendations platform but has recently pivoted to become a large multi-vendor e-commerce platform offering a new, social-driven sales channel for retailers

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personalart

personalart is an online art gallery that focuses on contemporary artists from Poland. goodylabs maintains the gallery's e-commerce platform and helps improving conversion rates.

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Robert Kupisz

QΠШ Robert Kupisz is a Polish clothing brand, founded in 2011. After its’ designers’ Robert Kupisz’s first fashion show in March 2011 an increasing demand on his projects grew quickly. Soon, from selling single pieces to friends and enthusiasts of Roberts’ talent, the company grew big enough to start a systematic production. In November 2011, six months after the debut, Robert Kupisz opened his first boutique on the prestigious

and well known Mokotowska street in Warsaw. The dynamic expansion of the brand allowed opening another boutique in shopping centres, such as Galeria Mokotów in Warsaw, Klif Gdynia in Gdynia, Stary Browar in Poznań. At present clothes of the QΠШ Robert Kupisz are also available in multibrand boutiques across Poland and on the Polish on-line shopping platform www.robertkupisz.com.
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Ruch

On 17 December 1918, Jan Gebethner and Jakub Mortkowicz, well-known booksellers, established Polskie Towarzystwo Księgarni Kolejowych RUCH [RUCH Polish Society of Rail Bookhouses]. Their company was based on trafikas – modern train station kiosks offering press, tobacco and small goods. The Saciety aimed at popularization of reading in the society which was then reviving after the war. 

In the 21st century goodylabs is

helping Ruch bring their offering online with a suite of e-commerce platforms selling digital and traditional newspaper subscriptions as well as the company's own brands My Way & meio
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21diamonds - Europe's leading online jewellery retailer

At 21DIAMONDS you can customise your personal jewellery by choosing from

- 26 different gemstones

- 6 different precious metals

from hundreds of different models. Our simple configurator will help you create just that special piece of jewellery you are looking for and it is really easy. Fine jewellery is always a very appreciated gift and some of our most popular products consist of beautiful engagement

rings, wedding bands, diamond earrings and diamond rings, but we are of course not limited to only these categories.
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Briefcase.news

Briefcase News is a curated financial news service for corporate and professional clients. Briefcase's expert analysts curate and deliver news to you, keeping you fully up to date with relevant coverage, and helping you to make informed decisions whilst navigating the world of business.

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Triptease - The all-in-one solution for hotels to drive direct bookings

The award-winning Triptease Platform helps hotels recapture guest relationships and bring their unique service online. Built specifically for hoteliers, the platform is helping more than 17,000 hotels around the world speak directly with their guests, manage their parity and offer the best price direct. This is how online hospitality should be.

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Web Development for Recruitment Consultancy

“The website functions as we had expected. We wouldn't have been able to do that without them.”

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Feb. 2014 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Managing both front- and backend development, goodylabs built a new website and added custom features. They continue to provide ongoing support and make adjustments to the site.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
London, United Kingdom
Charlie Roe
Marketing Manager, Freshminds
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The in-house team is pleased with the website and the customer service they received. goodylabs went above and beyond to meet all needs, while their ability to guide the process and quickly address any issues that come up made them easy to work with.

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 a marketing manager at Freshminds. We're a recruitment consultancy based in London.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with goodylabs?

We were going through a brand refresh and we were looking for a vendor to develop and maintain a new website for us.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We wanted to have a whole new CRM to manage all of our data and we needed to add a candidate login profile to our website. goodylabs developed a new website for us from scratch and connected API from the website to the CRM. We needed a bespoke application process with branching options, so goodylabs worked with us to build this functionality and integrate the data in a secure way. They continue to provide ongoing support to maintain and improve the website.

What is the team composition?

We work with an account manager, a backend developer, and a frontend developer. Most of our contact is with one person who did the original build of the site and, therefore, knows our account very well.

How did you come to work with goodylabs?

They were recommended to us by one of our company advisors who had worked with them previously. We liked the proposal that goodylabs submitted and they could meet all of our needs, so we chose them.

What is the status of this engagement?

We have worked with them from February 2014.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We don't have a development team in-house, so we completely outsourced the project to goodylabs. The website functions as we had expected. We wouldn't have been able to do that without them.

How did goodylabs perform from a project management standpoint?

We used a Slack channel to communicate and they were very accessible. They're based in Poland and we're in the UK, but they were very responsive despite the time difference. We also used a ticketing platform for maintenance requests.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They provide great customer service and help us with any issues that come up.

Are there any areas they could improve?

We had a very good experience. Maybe it'd be helpful if they explained to us a bit more about why certain things couldn't be done.

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

Pricing Comparison Tool & Web Dev for SaaS Company

"We haven’t had any problems working with them as they’re a nice group of people with a nice culture." 

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
2013 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

As an ongoing partner, goodylabs has developed a prototype of a pricing comparison platform and worked with technologies including Ruby on Rails and Node.js. They’ve also built multiple marketing websites.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
London, England
Alasdair Snow
Co-founder, Triptease
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

By bringing a product to market rapidly, goodylabs built a stable foundation for growth. They’ve offered consistent communication and pointed out various opportunities for improvement constructively. Their team is personable and perpetually focused on maximizing end-user satisfaction.

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 one of the co-founders of Triptease, an online booking site in the hospitality industry.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with goodylabs?

My partners and I were looking for engineering resources to prototype our web platform.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

It would be hard to point to an area of the product they haven’t worked on. They started on a price comparison tool that aggregated live hotel prices and then built an entire web experience around that. The platform is now an integral component of our products. They’ve worked with various technologies throughout our project—like Ruby on Rails—but most of our stuff is written in Node.js. However, they've never provided design work for us. 

While goodylabs isn’t currently working on our product development, they are helping us out with marketing. They’d been working on products for a long time and were looking for a fresh challenge. They’ve built a couple of smaller website for us including one for a conference, which we’re going to have them rebuild, and a marketing one that they still run.

What is the team composition?

We typically work with a point person on the ground, but we also try to embed their engineers as deeply as possible in our squads. While we don’t have a project manager, we do have a senior engineer that will collaborate with additional engineers on their side when required.

How did you come to work with goodylabs?

We decided to go with an outsourced firm to maintain a certain amount of flexibility. They were recommended to us by a few other outsourced agencies in Poland, so we sent them a proposal, along with a number of other agencies. We were confident that they were the best choice because of our interactions with them and the meeting we had with senior people when we went out to them.

What is the status of this engagement?

We’ve been working together since 2013.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Originally, they helped us bring our product to market quickly, and at a low price. This set us on a course for real success. They thought out our initial offering well and developed a solid base on which we could continue to build our customers’ experience.

While goodylabs’ code may not be the most beautiful from a purist perspective, it delivers value to the customer. Their work is high-quality and was exactly what we were looking for. We couldn’t have expanded our business so quickly without them.

How did goodylabs perform from a project management standpoint?

Their team is pragmatic, smart, and solution-driven, and I always enjoy working with them. The success of an overseas collaboration is determined by the sides’ ability to communicate well, and they’re very responsive. The strength and duration of our partnership speak to their commitment to staying in touch and making sure everyone is on the same page. They’ve accomplished this with tools like Jira and Trello.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They’re warm, welcoming, and friendly. We haven’t had any problems working with them as they’re a nice group of people with a nice culture. They’re also impact-driven, telling us what we could do better and then helping us get there.

Are there any areas they could improve?

They’ve already addressed this issue, but there was a time when we needed more engineers than they could provide. I give them feedback as we go and they react to it in real time.

Do you have any advice for future clients of theirs?

Trust and communication need to be the foundation of outsourced development, so clients shouldn’t sit at home and only speak to goodylabs over Skype or Google Hangouts. I would recommend going to Poland regularly and spending time next to them in their office. This will lead to a much better relationship.

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

Internal CMS Dev for Media Monitoring Service

"They completed these projects in a much shorter time than I had expected."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
2015 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

After building a custom internal CMS used to curate and disseminate content, goodylabs provided front- and backend updates to a website and mobile platforms, using Ruby, React.js, React Native, and Node.js.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
United Kingdom
Manager, Media Monitoring Service
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The website and mobile platforms feature increased functionality and improved responsiveness, drawing positive reviews from users. The goodylabs team works well within scheduling guidelines and provides timely updates of progress. Their speed of service, and the quality of their insight, is notable.

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 product development manager of a curated media monitoring company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with goodylabs?

Initially, we relied on goodylabs to develop our internal CMS. The scope of our engagement has grown to include more projects focused on revamping our web presence and mobile presence.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

At the start of our venture, there were no marketplace options for the CMS we needed. goodylabs developed a custom internal CMS, which allows us to find the content we need and push it to our different platforms.

We later engaged them to work alongside our in-house designers to redo the front- and backend of our mobile devices and website. That process added more functionality and made it easier for us to manage the platforms. Throughout these processes, goodylabs worked extensively with Ruby, React.js, React Native, and Node.js. We remain connected so that goodylabs can provide maintenance and updates as necessary.

What is the team composition?

I work with one technical lead, but the overall size of the remaining team shifts depending on the specific tasks at hand.

How did you come to work with goodylabs?

The engagement with goodylabs began prior to my hiring, so I am unsure of the selection process.

What is the status of this engagement?

The engagement began in 2014 and remains ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Our users have responded very well to the speed and responsiveness of our digital platforms. The added functionality increases the overall strength of our properties.

How did goodylabs perform from a project management standpoint?

I’ve found them to be responsive and accessible when we need them to be. My team is always well-informed of their progress. The goodylabs team is transparent about needing to reallocate their time and effort to address the most important parts of the project. We work a lot through Slack and Jira, and the overall communication has been hassle-free.

What did you find most impressive about them?

In addition to their responsiveness, I would point to the speed of their service as a strength. They completed these projects in a much shorter time than I had expected.

Are there any areas they could improve?

To a certain extent, we have already addressed areas to improve with them. When I joined at the beginning of this year, the relationship with goodylabs was a bit frayed. Some were not happy with how they were performing, but we held some workshops and some meetings on how to improve interactions between our companies. Our main concern was that the products were somewhat unstable and didn’t work properly. Now, six months later, we are quite happy with their work. We’re at the point where we’re thinking of what we can build next.

Any advice for potential customers?

I think the quality of our own products increased because we took goodylabs’ suggestions into consideration. Obviously, you want to have a clear idea of what you want to accomplish, but you should be open to suggestions, as well.

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