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We are product makers, visionaries, problem solvers, UX/UI experts, micro-branding craftsmen & marketing communication specialists.

We are a Tel-Aviv based agency specializing in creating digital products & experiences, UX UI design, and branding.

We work mostly with technology-based companies and early stage startups, helping them craft great products, an agile strategy and visual identities that drive growth and make a real difference.

We use design thinking and design sprints to save our clients time & money. We deliver work that usually takes months, in weeks or even days. We ship fast and focus on testing with real users. It's that simple. No fancy schmancy, no-added sugar.

 

 
$10,000+
 
$100 - $149 / hr
 
2 - 9
 Founded
2016
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Giv'atayim, Israel
headquarters
other locations
  • Saint John, NB
    Canada

Portfolio

Key clients: 

Kryon, Testim, Shoperr, Elbit Systems, Panaya, Fusion, Varonis, Cliclap, Careebiz, Perion, Wix, Apester, Codex, Sure universal, Dumpster, SoftWheel, Foresight auto, Odysii, Cliclap & more

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UX/UI Design for Data Restoration Android App

"The main reason we really enjoy working with Porat Shalev is based, first of all, on friendship."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Sept. 2016 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Porat Shalev & Co. was heavily involved in designing the UX/UI for an Android app that restores data after it's been deleted. They help with planning new features and solving problems within the app.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Tel Aviv, Israel
Alik Hochner
CEO, Baloota Apps Ltd.
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

In response to the changes Porat Shalev & Co. made to the app's design, there was a 10% increase in its user base. Friendly and professional, their team of experts does well with creating artistic design that also meets business goals from a strategic standpoint.

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 Baloota. We’re located in Tel Aviv, Israel. We specialize in mobile apps. We have an Android app called Dumpster Recycle Bin. It’s like a recycle bin you have for your personal computer, but for Android devices. With the app, you can restore files, videos, or images you accidentally deleted. The app has been publicly available on Google Play since September 2012. We have since reached about 20 million downloads and we have 2.5 million active users each month.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Porat Shalev Co.?

We used to have an internal designer working with us but he left. We then started working with someone remote, but we weren’t very satisfied.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We worked with Ohad [Co-Founder, Porat Shalev Co.] from Porat Shalev. He helped us for over a year. He’s our UX/UI expert, helping us all the way from planning new features, solving problems in the app, planning the funnels and doing the actual work with our Android development team. He worked with graphical software like Photoshop. They do the user experience planning and the graphical design. His involvement is mainly around the UX/UI. He was super professional with what were looking for. He has vast knowledge in mobile and specifically in Android development. We are still working together. We keep changing and adding new features to the app. We’re going to start a new app in a few weeks with them.

What is the team dynamic?

I worked only with Ohad [Co-Founder, Porat Shalev Co.]. I don’t know how many people were working on the team.

How did you come to work with Porat Shalev Co.?

My partner who founded Baloota with me met Ohad at this restaurant. He was sitting at a table next to him. He started talking with him about graphic design and afterwards gave him a call. We decided to do a small pilot project to see if it would work well for both of us. It has.

How much have you invested with them?

We've spent $30,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in September 2016 and the work is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The majority of the changes that Ohad implemented were very successful. He made changes on the screen shots and the graphics on our Google Play page. Google lets you do experiments and measure the performance. We saw 10% more users were installing the app after the changes he made.

How did Porat Shalev Co. perform from a project management standpoint?

We’re using the same project management tool that we use for our company. We work in Agile, and for project management we use Trello. We use connected tools and a design board and work based on that. We communicate with messenger apps and emails. We work primarily remote, but a lot of times we will meet and work together as well.

What did you find most impressive about them?

The main reason we really enjoy working with Porat Shalev is based, first of all, on friendship. Ohad is a really pleasant person to work with. He’s super professional. I had a lot of experience with designers that were more in love with the art of designing and less with the practical point of the design. Ohad is really the perfect mix. He’s very artistic and creative, but he knows the importance in serving the business and working to accomplish the business goals we have. That’s the main reason we love working with them.

Are there any areas they could improve?

There are times where I would want more hours and his attention. He has many clients and sometimes I ask for help and he can’t because he has several clients. In my point of view, I would want him more to myself. That’s not a point he could improve in. We’re extremely happy working with him.

5.0
Overall Score We have been working with and we will continue working with them. That’s the best evidence.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They really adhere to timelines. If we have something super urgent like a production issue, they will even work nights to help us out. If we’re planning something and we have an agreed upon schedule, he will for sure deliver on time.
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They’re pretty pricey compared to freelancers we worked with before. We’re willing to pay this price because of the quality of the work and the fun of working together.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Ohad is super proficient in mobile and Android. The quality of work and deliverables are exactly what we’re looking for and expecting.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I already have recommended them to many of my colleagues.