Web and Mobile App Development

We are a Ukrainian full-service software development company. We build native applications for the iOS, Android, and Web from square one. IDAP began guiding companies into mobile in 2012 and has successfully developed 200+ projects even since. 

We work with startups, established businesses and well-known brands in spheres of retail sales, finances, healthcare, entertainment, traveling and transportation services. We strive to build partnerships using our expertise and understanding of technology. Our goal is to help businesses keep up, or even run ahead of the tech curve. 

Our team consists of over 100 full-time tech professionals who enjoy making impossible ideas come alive. We write bulletproof code that is diligently reviewed and tested before the final release. Our top tech stack includes Objective-C, Swift, Java, Javascript, Kotlin, Php, and more. 

IDAP is a place where ideas bloom into real valuable products. When working with clients, we try to deliver information in the most accessible and understandable way. We are not code-only tech geeks. We are about craving the knowledge and sharing it. 

Grow with IDAP!

 
$10,000+
 
$25 - $49 / hr
 
50 - 249
 Founded
2012
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Kyiv, Ukraine
headquarters
  • IDAP
    Kharkivs'ke Highway 17a
    Kyiv 02094
    Ukraine
    +38 095 0000 623
other locations
  • IDAP
    81 Brunswick st.
    Edinburgh EH7 5HS
    United Kingdom

Portfolio

Key clients: 

Coca-Cola, Bayer, JTI, Spriing Digital Media, Network 90

Coca-Cola İçecek

Application Type: eCommerce App for Distributors

Platform: iOS and Android

Challenge: Increase order frequency, boost revenue, and ease distribution

eCola is a B2B mobile application designed for retail stores and distributors. The mobile app allows submitting orders quickly. Moreover, browsing the catalog and submitting orders have become more intuitive.

Challenges completed:

  • Real-time inventory updates
  • Integration with Coca-Cola’s Salesforce CRM
  • Secure payments

Our development team has created an eCommerce app meeting all set goals. The app features online and offline catalog, shopping cart, real-time inventory updates, history, secure payment gateways as well as the seamless integration with the Coca-Cola’s Salesforce CRM. All in all, we had to develop an MVP at short notice. And we did it. It took us around 120 hours to develop an early version of the app....

Bonk Live

Application Type: Streaming App

Platform: iOS and Android

Challenge: Create a convenient place to broadcast the video in the real-time and earn profit

BonkLive is an app on which the user can stream videos all over the world and even get some money, too. The app offers unsurpassable possibilities for generating revenue through advertising.

Challenges completed:

  • Online streaming
  • 2D and 3D virtual gifts
  • Built-in message services
  • Flying comments
  • Social media integrations

BonkLive allows the users meet new friends from all over the world. Moreover, the app features a standout monetization model. With BonkLive, the user can generate income through advertising.

ODJO

Application Type: DJ App

Platform: iOS

Challenge: Create a professional toolkit for Djs

ODJO is a second-to-none DJ app when it comes to music mixing. The app looks like a real full-functioning DJ console.

Challenges completed:

  • Real-time audio processing
  • Customizable interface
  • Smart music library

ODJO is an outstanding DJ app that enables the users to adapt, mix, and record tracks within a few taps.

Darwin Beats

Application Type: Music Streaming App

Platform: iOS and Web

Challenge: Develop an app with the intuitive selection of music

Darwin Beats is a music streaming app to discover new artists and new music. The app is extremely easy to use. The listeners simply vote up or down the songs, and the state-of-the-art algorithm chooses best music matches according to the users’ preferences. And from the perspective of a music artist, the app enables submitting new music tracks and growing fan bases for free. Darwin Beats allows voting for musicians, forming global charts along with personal playlists within a few taps.

Challenges completed:

  • Advanced search options
  • User account
  • Social integration
  • Playlists
  • Comments

Darwin Beats provides the user with a new music experience. Darwin Beats is more than a usual music streaming app, it allows sending and...

5Pazar

Application Type: Shopping platform

Platform: Android

Challenge: Create a convenient marketplace for both sellers and buyers

5Pazar is a second-to-none shopping app in Istanbul allowing users to buy or sell items with one tap. It takes only 30 seconds to put the item for sale in the app. Myriads of ads promoting accessories and apparel, furniture, vintage items, bikes, and even cars are available for sale in 5Pazar.

Challenges completed:

  • Real-time payment system
  • Advanced search options
  • Social integration
  • Built-in chat service
  • Push-notifications

5Pazar provides second-to-none eCommerce experience. Thanks to the social integrations, users can attach Instagram photos or promote the products via various social media platforms. From the perspective of a buyer, the app features state-of-the-art search options based on the user preferences as well...

MarriU

Application Type: Wedding Planner

Platform: iOS and Android

Challenge: Create an app to ease all pre-wedding bits and pieces

With MarriU, wedding planning is a simple and pleasant process. The app features a full list of wedding vendors including beauty experts, photographers and videographers, and other best-in-class suppliers. Moreover, MarriU can be synced between 3+ devices. The users can invite other people to assist in planning the Big Day.

Gringo Wall

Application Type: Game

Platform: iOS and Web

Gringo Wall is a satiric game on the new US President and his new migration policy. The game is a catchy arcade featuring Mexican refugees that try to run away, but the mission is simple to come to grips with the refugees.

Uniquedoc

Application Type: Healthcare App

Platform: iOS, Android, and Web

Challenge: Create a stable and secure platform for the healthcare industry

Uniquedoc is designed to support private collaboration in the secure environment as well as ease the integration of tech into the healthcare industry. The app provides messaging and sharing services. Uniquedoc is a so-called social network for the healthcare experts allowing the users to create personal profiles, keep in touch with colleagues, and even create a professional network.

Challenges completed:

  • Built-in chat and messaging services
  • Secure storage
  • Planning
  • Newsfeed

Uniquedoc provides a single controlled environment for communication and sharing of documents and other files between its users. Moreover, the ultimate newsfeed keeps the users updated with the latest events happening in the healthcare industry...

Globbio

Application Type: International Job Board

Platform: iOS

Challenge: Develop a powerful toolkit for finding job all over the world

Globio is a powerful app solution to find a job regardless of location, skills, and professions. With Globio, it is easy and quick to find a job at the other side of the world.

Challenges completed:

  • Search by category, region, and date
  • Map clustering
  • Simple and clear job list

Globio is a simple self-consistent system for pointing and clustering jobs on the map.

Network90

Application Type: Networking App

Platform: iOS

Challenge: Create a private network for the Professional Football & Golf Industry

Network90 is a private social network for the professional athletes. With the app, the users get unique access to the bespoke industry tools.

NWZ Kompakt

Application Type: News App

Platform: iOS and Android

Challenge: Create an app for the latest breaking news from all over the world

NWZ Kompakt is a one-stop place for the latest news posted on the popular German online news portal.

Reviews

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Mobile App Dev of Audio Streaming Platform

“We could contact them at any time of day if we needed to fix an issue or implement something new."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
4.5
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Apr. - Nov. 2017
Project summary: 

IDAP worked on mobile application development for iOS and Android, building the front- and backend of the cross-platform app. Building the streaming app involved solving connection and buffering issues.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Kiev, Ukraine
Anton Boganskyi
CEO, Roopor Media LLC
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The completed application is well structured on the front- and backend, functioning well for its users and delivering what it needed to. The team was always available, whether for questions or to implement changes, while also ensuring that the budget and timeline was well adhered to throughout.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

Roopor is focused on audio-streaming and podcasting through an iOS and Android app.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with IDAP?

We were in the idea stage of the business and had received our first investment. We couldn’t afford to hire a full-time development team, so we decided to outsource the work on our MVP.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They helped us build and launch our application. They were responsible for the front- and backend development, the frontend of which was cross-platform. They were also responsible for bug fixing— their job was bringing the platform to a stable working condition.

Streaming is a tricky process by its nature. The user can simply press a button and start recording, but there are lots of invisible features in place for solving connection issues, buffering, and so on. IDAP provided a lot of consultation on this, taking control, identifying our problems, and making decisions based on our user numbers and other factors.

What is the team composition?

They assigned a team of front- and backend specialists, as well as a project manager. This allowed us to develop the app for both Android and iOS with minimal delays and expenses.

How did you come to work with IDAP?

Our CTO had previously collaborated with them on smaller-scale projects and found them to be experienced with streaming platforms. They also had very good references from offshore clients. We met a couple of other candidates as well, but went with IDAP.

How much have you invested with them?

The cost of their work was $45,000–$50,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

The technical consultation stage took place in April–June 2017. We spent a couple of months formulating assignments and calculating the development cost. The project was finished in November 2017 then we had a few iterations after that.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The success of the project was down to them—they did a great job of developing our front- and backend, as well as structuring the software in a way that allowed us to optimize our budget. This was really important for us as a startup.

The app looks simple from the user end, so we haven’t received a lot of feedback on its interface. It’s functional and it brings value to users. We haven’t heard any negative comments, aside from a few compatibility issues with new devices like the iPhone X. We picked a range of products to test the app on and that device hadn’t been launched at the time.

How did IDAP perform from a project management standpoint?

We could contact them at any time of day if we needed to fix an issue or implement something new, and the work was always done quickly. Whenever we had a concern, they were more than willing to discuss it with us, and try to fix it. This was important for us, given that we were a startup and had a changing business model.

I don’t remember any significant delays. Outsourcing teams do what the client asks of them, and any changes come at an additional cost. They were able to stick to our original brief and budget.

What did you find most impressive about them?

I haven’t been in this business for long, so I don’t have too many comparison points. They had experience in the particular area we were tackling—online data streaming, which is a complex process. I also liked the speed at which they incorporated our decisions into their work, regardless of the time of day. Speed and quality are crucial characteristics for a provider working with a startup. Considering all of that, I have nothing to complain about.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Nothing comes to mind. Everything has been great so far.

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

Mobile App Dev for Financial Operations Automation Company

"They have good communication skills and are able to work under pressure, achieving results under tight deadlines."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Feb. 2016 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

As a long-term partner, IDAP provides UI/UX design, development, and QA testing for a variety of native iOS and Android apps. One solution of note involved complex IoT integrations.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Kiev, Ukraine
Denys Baginsky
COO, KITWAY
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

IDAP’s highly responsive team works under strict deadlines and budgets while achieving reliable results. Their designs receive consistently positive feedback. They collaborate to solve any challenges and demonstrated a willingness to adjust to preferred methods of project management.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the COO and co-founder of KITWAY. We develop comprehensive, high-loaded systems for the financial industry, with a special focus on enterprise resource planning solutions.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with IDAP?

We create web frontends in-house and rely on IDAP to provide mobile development.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We’ve worked with IDAP on UI/UX design, development, and testing across three projects. The first was a big-data solution related to a mobile bulletin board. Their team developed the Android and iOS app that connected to the backend components created by our in-house team.

The second involved the development of an Android application for an IoT solution. They worked under a tight budget and deadline to build a number of features. These included user registration, tracking of moving and immovable objects, photo management, emergency notifications, and connections for multiple IoT devices.

We recently completed our third project, an Android application that they also built under a strict budget. All applications were developed natively for Android and iOS. As skilled testers, we’ve also consulted them for estimations on various aspects of mobile development.

What is the team composition?

They assigned a team of eight full-stack developers and QA testers for the first project. On our most recent assignment, we worked with two developers.

How did you come to work with IDAP?

We contacted three companies after conducting market research. IDAP stood out because of their expertise and responsiveness.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent between $50,000–$100,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in February 2016 and our relationship is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Our customers are consistently satisfied by IDAP’s UI/UX designs.

How did IDAP perform from a project management standpoint?

They have good communication skills and are able to work under pressure, achieving results under tight deadlines. They always work within our budget, and their responsive team is friendly and open to discussion.

Their process is different from our own, so we had some difficulties integrating our teams in the beginning, but we addressed these issues. While we began coordinating with their internal tracking system, we now use Excel timesheets and communicate via email and Skype.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their responsiveness is their most impressive quality. They’re friendly, willing to implement change requests, and have always helped us resolve any critical situations.

Are there any areas they could improve?

They have a different approach than us, requesting highly detailed documentation for any project. We’ve had to make an extra effort to clarify the goals of our clients, but we’ve been satisfied overall.

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

Custom Dev of Business Management Software

“Their team genuinely cares about our work and is committed to delivering the best possible product.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
Feb. 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

IDAP developed a Linux-based enterprise solution from scratch, allowing users to access documents and tracking information through an iOS app. They continue to iterate the technology over time.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Chicago, Illinois
President, Inspection Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

IDAP provides top-notch solutions where many other vendors have failed. Their manpower, expertise, and responsiveness allow for continuous advancement of technology solutions. Fully committed to the project, their genuine interest in success sets them apart.  

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I'm the president of a company that provides inspections, including backflow, fire sprinkler, and fire alarm inspections and plumbing services.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with IDAP?

We've had multiple programmers fail to provide coding for one of our custom solutions. We needed to work with a new programmer and also decide whether it was worth salvaging our progress or better to start the development from scratch.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Once we established a contract with IDAP, they visited our property to evaluate our team and the pros and cons of the solution we had. They came up with a new technology and developed a Linux-based enterprise solution that wouldn't incur high overhead costs.

The new program links text within our office electronically and tracks various services and inspection reports throughout different timelines. They built out a dashboard application that is compatible with iOS apps. Initially, the program was used internally, but their team is working on a second version that will be public-facing.

What is the team composition?

We work with 12 people, including a project manager, lead programmer, UI and UX designers, iOS programmers, and backend programmers.

How did you come to work with IDAP?

I believe I found them through Clutch after doing extensive research on companies from all over the world. I chose them based on their professional approach and responsiveness.

How much have you invested with them?

We've invested around $400,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We've been working with them since February 2017 and expect to be working with them for the foreseeable future since the project is so large.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

I'm incredibly happy with IDAP's solutions, their level of output, and overall commitment. Progress is happening every day and they continue to propose new technologies to help us achieve our goals. Any bugs or issues are addressed almost immediately.

How did IDAP perform from a project management standpoint?

Their approach to project management makes the collaboration easy. We have meetings and phone calls on a daily basis. I have one main point of contact who not only fully understands our work but is great about coming up with additional ideas that add value to projects.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their team genuinely cares about our work and is committed to delivering the best possible product.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Make sure that the vendor you choose is qualified and has the manpower to take on your project. I spent a long time searching for the right vendor, so it's been a huge relief to finally find those qualities in IDAP.

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

Software Development for Wedding Planning App

"They’re very good at taking on any challenge and being able to find the right solution for it."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
May 2014 - Jan. 2015
Project summary: 

IDAP Group worked to construct an app that synchronizes across multiple devices and platforms. Built for iOS and Android, the app includes a database of suppliers so users can be added on a regular basis.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
United Kingdom
Indi Tatla
Director, MarriU
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

IDAP Group does well with finding alternative and realistic solutions to any challenges that arise in the duration of their projects. They are a professional group of developers that's committed to delivering quality results.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

MarriU is a wedding planning app. I’m the director, and I make sure it gets downloads and that we market it to the right people.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with IDAP Group?

We were trying to appoint a supplier that would be the right resource to build the app for us.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

IDAP Group built the whole app from the ground up for both iOS and Android. They also created all the databases. The app synchronizes across multiple devices and platforms. If a bride-to-be downloads it, she can invite her fiancé, bridesmaids, or anyone involved in the wedding planning, and it will synchronize across everyone’s devices. We needed to ensure that everything was joined up well and spoke to each other in the right way and that it linked people to one wedding experience. The app also allows people to take other roles. For example, if you downloaded the app initially as a bridesmaid, and you are also getting married, you can use the app for your own wedding.

IDAP provided all the architecture, and they worked with us to ensure that we had the best software platform in place to manage all those conversations. The app required a database of suppliers, and IDAP set up the architecture in the right way so we can add suppliers to the database on a regular basis.

They also assisted on some of the UX [user experience] design. We had some UX requirements where our designer had not provided some elements. IDAP took control of those elements themselves. They did a good job on the backend, making sure that the core of the app worked well.

How did you come to work with IDAP Group?

I came across them on a freelance website. I put out a brief to various freelancers, and we looked at a number of agencies that submitted proposals to us. IDAP’s proposal seemed stronger, and they had more experience. They were quick to respond, and the response was very professional. Alex, the CEO, seemed very genuine, and his team was keen to make sure we succeeded in the best way possible. It seemed like they cared about whether we were successful or not, so that’s why I chose them.

How much have you invested with IDAP Group?

I think we spent £10,000 [US $12,441].

What is the status of this engagement?

Our relationship began in May 2014, and the project was completed in January 2015.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We’ve gotten feedback that the app is very intuitive. Our users like the fact that something like this exists, allowing them to communicate with multiple people involved in their weddings. The app is very well rated on the App Store. I don’t have the exact statistics, but I think it’s a 5-star rating.

How did IDAP Group perform from a project management standpoint?

They were very hands-on. There were a couple of project manager changes in the time we worked with them. Ukraine had the issues with Russia at the time, and they had to move their whole office. They did a very good job of managing an external crisis alongside working with us because we didn’t feel it on our side. Alex made sure to communicate with us. I saw the problems in the news, and I knew from talking to Alex that this was having an impact on their business. However, it didn’t impact the work, which was very impressive. That’s the reason I regularly work with IDAP, and I recommend clients to them. I know that they will be very professional.

What did you find most impressive about IDAP Group?

They’re very good at taking on any challenge and being able to find the right solution for it. Whenever I go to them with a challenge, they’re realistic about what the route needs to be to come to a successful conclusion. They’ve been very helpful and resourceful in finding available alternatives. They’re quite flexible in their approach, and they always work with me to find the right answer.

Are there any areas IDAP Group could improve?

There’s really nothing. It’s hard to say there’s one thing they need to improve. I’ve used them a lot, and I’m confident in their services.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    There was a slight delay on one milestone, but they’re good overall.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They’re very good on cost versus quality.
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    The quality is good. They were open about how they built everything, which I appreciated.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

iOS Development for Children's Instrument App

"They’re really good at being responsive, and they’re really good about time management and meetings."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Sept. 2016 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

IDAP Group provided an experienced Swift developer and a project manager to develop an iOS app completely from scratch. Previously, they worked to port an Android app from Java to React Native. 

The Reviewer
 
1–10 Employees
 
Los Angeles Metro Area
Technology Director, Radio Group
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

IDAP Group is resourceful and responsive. Their positive mindset and technical expertise makes working with them enjoyable and efficient.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

We are a non-profit classical radio station network. I’m the director of technology.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with IDAP Group?

I have actually hired IDAP Group multiple times. The first time I hired them, I gave them a pretty unique project. I asked if they could port an Android application that was written in Java to an entirely different language and framework—React Native. The second project, which I’m working on now, is helping me build an instrument app for kids.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

I’ll talk about the instrument app because that one’s a little more in-depth. The basic premise is that we are making an iOS app written in Swift for kids between the ages of 8–15. I have a project manager, a designer, and then myself as a coder. We initially started doing mini sprints, trying to conceptualize an idea which eventually evolved into wireframes, and finally into an actual design composition. At that point, I reached out to IDAP Group telling them about our brand-new idea: a youthful instrument app. We are building as we go since it’s completely from scratch. We needed them to help us take our prototype and flesh it out into a full-blown application.

The key thing about IDAP that I love is that they have a very clear understanding of development and project management. When I hired them for this recent app, they found a Swift developer who I didn’t have to train. It wasn’t like I was getting a junior developer. The second thing was that I was assigned a project manager who kept the communication and dialogue open and was always on top of things, which is really what I needed. I am capable of diving deep into the code, but I’m not always going to be capable of looking at every nuance they have. More importantly, the benefit of having a project manager or a technical lead on their end is that they can be really clear on the status of the project, features, and bugs, and keep me constantly aware of the progress.

How did you come to work with IDAP Group?

I was looking at other companies before IDAP Group, but they came as a recommendation to me in 2011 by another non-profit that I personally know. I was looking for somebody who had experience in iOS development, specifically Objective-C. Generally, I’ve struggled with a lot of other independent teams. I’ve hired a rogue developer before where I am suddenly trying to get them to become a project manager, and they end up not doing so well. I’ve also experienced an agency-type model where they’ve got one project manager who’s great, but their developers are working on ten other projects. When it comes to me asking nuanced questions, the project manager can’t answer them, or they’re not able to have the time to get the developer to answer them. IDAP’s been pretty good at solving those two problems.

How much have you invested with IDAP Group?

I’m just going to use a startup range. If you’re building a prototype, they can work between $10,000 and $20,000. If you’re trying to do something bigger than that, then it’s like $50,000–$100,000, which they can do as well. I’m sure they can even go bigger than that, but this project, in particular, was in a prototype/startup range.

What is the status of this engagement?

I started working with them in late September 2016. The work is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

I gave them a project that was fabricated from nothing, and it’s remarkable how helpful they’ve been in accepting that type of project. We were going from an ephemeral, ethereal idea to an actual product. It’s indicative of not only their company courage but also of their skill level. However, the tricky thing is that this product hasn’t yet been launched. It will launch in a month and a half, so I don’t have users yet. ​​​​​

How did IDAP Group perform from a project management standpoint?

Since I conduct the Scrum model in a distance-managed way, one thing I can say is that they’ve been good about daily stand-ups. It’s always comforting to know that I can schedule a time to meet with them, even if it is for 15 minutes every day. They’re really good at being responsive, and they’re really good about time management and meetings.

What did you find most impressive about IDAP Group?

There are a couple of things I like about them a lot. They just know how to say “Yes,” and I love them for that. I’ll ask them, “Can you do this?” and they’ll either say “Yes, we’ll try, or we’ll figure it out.” That’s really refreshing instead of having to spend an endless amount of time either convincing them or putting hard pressure. The people who work at IDAP are very agreeable and really nice. Even when there are challenges at a technical level, they have a very positive mindset. I am an engineer myself, so I put the responsibility on myself to not set them up for failure, which I don’t know if other clients would do. That’s hands down why I continue going back to them over and over again.

Are there any areas IDAP Group could improve?

I don’t have anything off the top of my mind. They’re fine on their end. If anything, I’ve had to be aware of time zones or other things you don’t think about when you have a team sitting in the office with you.

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

If you are trying to help customers or clients, it’s really important to understand what the natural challenges with distance management are. If you don’t know how to manage people remotely or don’t understand how that all works, you may get results that you weren’t intending to get.

5.0
Overall Score They’re easy to work with, and they deliver.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They’re pretty good.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They’re great to work with and on time.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I highly recommend them to any company that works in media.

Native Android Application Development for Digital Agency

"At IDAP, project managers ask good questions and listen carefully to the requirements."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Oct. 2014 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

IDAP Group has been engaged in a multi-year development process, creating several native Android applications that include animation and e-commerce functionality.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Vilnius, Lithuania
Project Manager, Digital Agency
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The quality of the work that IDAP Group has created speaks to their ongoing relationship. They consistently demonstrate excellent project management and quality testing, in addition to serving as an integrated strategic partner.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

We are a London- and Vilnius-based creative team with challenging and innovative projects in our portfolio. We produce tailored digital products and solutions including mobile applications, Facebook applications, and web pages and banners. We are trusted by brands like Ferrari, Red Bull, Nokia, L'Oréal, and Maybelline offering experience and reliability. I am a project manager.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with IDAP Group?

We had a project for which an application had to be ported from cross-platform to a native solution. We needed their experience in building native Android applications.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

The list of services is impressive, including porting a Tinder-like cross-platform to a native app; building from scratch applications for three European news companies; ongoing design projects – mainly animations; and being involved in the development of an e-commerce project based in Shopify.

How did you come to work with IDAP Group?

IDAP was top rated on Elance, now Upwork. They had the most favorable client reviews.

How much have you invested with IDAP Group?

The total cost of the development and design services has already exceeded $100,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started in the last quarter of 2014 and are an active client of IDAP.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The success metrics vary depending on the project. For the Heyyy application, they created a truly native experience, so the app had a dramatic shift in user engagement. For the tv3.lt Android app, there was a quick turnaround and complete absence of bugs.

How did IDAP Group perform from a project management standpoint?

At IDAP, project managers ask good questions and listen carefully to the requirements. They foresee all the potential risks and nail down the problems long before they become severe.

What did you find most impressive about IDAP Group?

It would be the timely delivery of very clear promises.

Are there any areas IDAP Group could improve?

They should clone themselves.

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

Application Development for Beverage Manufacturing Company

"While working with them, we felt that they cared about the project as much as we did."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
May - Nov. 2016
Project summary: 

IDAP Group provided front and backend development for an application using Agile methodology. 

The Reviewer
 
10,000+ Employees
 
Istanbul, Turkey
E-Commerce Specialist, Beverage Manufacturing Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

IDAP's flexibility, ability to stick to a timeline and the overall quality of their work were all instrumental in the client's satisfaction with the project. 

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

CCI is the fifth-largest bottler in The Coca-Cola Company system in terms of sales volume. CCI produces, distributes, and sells sparkling and still beverages from Coca-Cola across Turkey, Pakistan, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Jordan, Iraq, Syria, and Tajikistan.

CCI employs more than 10,000 people and has 25 plants, offering a wide range of beverages to a consumer base of 380 million people. In addition to sparkling beverages, the product portfolio includes juices, waters, sports drinks, energy drinks, teas, and iced teas. I am an e-commerce specialist.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with IDAP Group?

We were looking for a software vendor for our projects.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

The scope of the project is confidential information. The services provided by this vendor were related to app software and backend development.

How did you come to work with IDAP Group?

Their approach was matching with our strict deadline expectations. We needed a very fast solution, and they were able to deliver it without reducing quality.

How much have you invested with IDAP Group?

This information is confidential.

What is the status of this engagement?

The part they performed was completed 3 times faster than we expected. They managed to complete the project in 3 weeks while initial estimations were much longer.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

 We were able to launch the application much faster than we expected.

How did IDAP Group perform from a project management standpoint?

They worked with us using Agile methodology. But, even within the framework of Agile, they were very flexible and understood our business needs very well. It is a reality that the client's needs may change and there will be many revisions coming even after some milestones are approved. But, they handled this very well without shifting the project deadline and costs.

What did you find most impressive about IDAP Group?

While working with them, we felt that they cared about the project as much as we did. This is what makes us confident in the success of the project. Also, with their experience in software development, they were able to give good advice on the UX side of the project. We received many good ideas on the visual design of the software that was implemented.

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

iOS Development for Music Streaming Startup

"What I liked about IDAP Group the most was that they were very honest and professional and they knew what they were talking about."

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

IDAP Group was hired to build a complex music streaming application on iOS for a startup.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 employees
 
Washington D.C. Metro Area
CEO, Music Streaming Startup
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The client was extremely happy with IDAP, noting that their professionalism, flexibility, and the value of the work they produced set them apart from competitors.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

Our company is a music streaming app. I am the Chief Executive Officer.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with IDAP Group?

I was looking for product developers, and they’re an agency that can provide everything that you need as a company in order to develop an app. I was trying to find really good and experienced app developers.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

The scope was to make a music app. It has social features among other things. It’s on iOS, to begin with. They provided a full-time developer and a project manager. Over time, we added a quality assurance specialist from IDAP to the team. I switched to using their in-house designer as opposed to my own designer that I had before. It’s a nice in-house setup and they work pretty professionally. I expanded the contract over time because I was very satisfied with the work.

How did you come to work with IDAP Group?

I went through a few agencies and even individuals that were not agencies. What I liked about IDAP Group the most was that they were very honest and professional, and they knew what they were talking about. I was talking to Alexander, who is the CTO [Chief Technology Officer], and he was very patient and explained things so as to not have unrealistic expectations, which other developers had done in the past when trying to get the contract. I like their honesty, and to this day, I’m still getting the same vibe from them. They’re very down-to-earth.

The vetting process took over a month. Unlike the other agencies, they have a model that’s kind of unique. The CTO teaches about programming, he’s a lecturer. He is very experienced and he brings in developers and trains them. As a client, you get assigned the mid-level developer, which costs a lot less than a senior developer, but he manages them, which means he’s still on top. He gets involved in the coding sometimes. You get the quality of the senior person because he’s there managing it for the price of the mid-level or junior. I really like that and it has worked very well.

How much have you invested with IDAP Group?

This is a long term contract. I spend $4,000 to $5,000 a month, and it’s been over a year now. It would be in the $50,000 to $200,000 range.

What is the status of this engagement?

It’s ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We’re happy with the work.

How did IDAP Group perform from a project management standpoint?

They are very professional. At first, they were using their own project management software. They invited me to it so I could manage the tasks on it. It’s all in English, which is very important. When I hired them, we were using Trello. They said they can use that too. The rules changed over time and they were always adapting to it. We switched and set up new rules for project management. Every time, they adapted and they were part of the decision-making process. They’re all about making sure that we’re happy. They still use their internal management software as well; they have the whole management part down. They’re a real company. They have people in-house that are all about making sure everything is run efficiently; it’s not just a small shop.

What did you find most impressive about IDAP Group?

Their professionalism.

Are there any areas IDAP Group could improve?

No. All around, I’m satisfied. We have a very good relationship. We’ve been doing this for a little over a year and we get along really well. I’m happy with them and they’re happy with me.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    On top of adapting to Trello and Jira, we have a call three times a week with everyone on the team, including the other developers and partners. The time of the call has changed over time. The CTO is always flexible and makes time for it.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Really good value for the money.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I’ve referred them already several times.

iOS Application Development for Custom Software Development

"I’ve never encountered a piece of software before that had so few bugs or problems in it during development."

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

IDAP Group was contracted to build an iOS application that required UI/UX [user interface/user experience] design, development, and the capability to use a backend database.

The Reviewer
 
Buffalo, New York
Greg Brooks
Director of Consumer Solutions, Techriver LLC
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

IDAP Group performed exceptionally well across all areas of the project, with the client citing that they often ran ahead of schedule and the end project required almost no QA [quality assurance].

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

Tech River LLC is a custom software developer, web developer, and online marketing firm. The side that I’m most associated with is the custom software development. It’s pretty much all web based applications and we’ve now branched into app development as well. I am owner/partner. My official title is Director of Customer Solutions and it includes the technical management of all the products.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with IDAP Group?

We had a contract to develop an iPhone application and we had no in-house experience developing iPhone applications. We looked for a contractor that had that capability.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

The app is iOS only. We actually utilize their service in three areas. One is we had them do the UI/UX design because we didn’t have that design capability in-house in terms of the actual user interface look and feel. We had them do the frontend implementation and the actual iOS development for the app. The app itself utilizes a backend database as well, so we had them develop that capability. That’s something that we could’ve done in-house but it seemed like it would cut down on a lot of the communication hassles if they were developing that as well rather than me trying to communicate the backend API to them.

How did you come to work with IDAP Group?

We found them through Upwork. My business partner who is the president of the company was the one who did that. I didn’t locate them. I can’t really speak to the vetting process. We had a limited budget to work with so we had to consider what their rates would look like and their existing reviews on Upwork. In this particular case, we were looking for a team rather than an individual. We would’ve subbed it to an individual, but we were looking for a rapid turnaround so we didn’t want to lay that in one person’s hands.

How much have you invested with IDAP Group?

We have spent between $10,000 and $50,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

Version one of the iOS app is complete and we’re starting version two with them now. We closed the version one contract and immediately opened up a version two contract. The version one contract was closed on Upwork last week although it was effectively done in the middle of August.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We have nothing yet. Even though it’s on the app store, it’s for association members. We’ve actually only done a soft release. In other words, it’s there if somebody looked for it but we’ve really only alerted about 100 members of a focus group. Within the last week or two, we haven’t seen any activity yet. It’s only been a week and a half. Understand that this is a contract that we’re subbing out to IDAP. In my opinion, I’m very pleased with what we came up with while working with IDAP. The association that wanted this app is happy with it as well. It’s going to be an ongoing thing. It’s probably going to be three years of development to flush it out to the level that they want.

How did IDAP Group perform from a project management standpoint?

I have never seen better.

What did you find most impressive about IDAP Group?

First of all, when we started looking for lower budget contractors, we looked overseas. Oftentimes there’s a tradeoff between what we come to expect as US developers in terms of communication versus solo contractors that are out there. The IDAP team provided a level of communication that I was really blown away by. I wish I communicated as well as they do. When I say communication, I don’t mean just English skills, which were excellent by the way. I only dealt with one person directly at IDAP even though there was a team of five or six. He had excellent English skills, and in addition, he kept me moving because he would get back to me with questions. Everything was kind of a continual flow to make sure that the project kept moving. He didn’t make assumptions and made sure I was in the loop on everything.

Are there any areas IDAP Group could improve?

I couldn’t come up with anything. It’s a limited data set right now because that project took about three months. We’ve got other projects going with them now - two other projects in addition to version two of this app. I couldn’t come up with anything yet. I know that several of the programmers rescheduled vacations around getting this app out in a timely manner. I don’t wish that on anybody but I did appreciate it.

5.0
Overall Score It all comes back to their capability to communicate and operate under the schedule. They were very tech savvy. They knew what they were doing in every aspect of it - the design, the implementation and the backend.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Oftentimes they were running enough ahead of schedule where I had to scramble to make sure that I kept up with their agile development.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    You get what you pay for a lot of times. With them it was a little more than what we could’ve gotten with some other contractors but I don’t think we would’ve gotten this level of performance.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    I’ve never encountered a piece of software before that had so few bugs or problems in it during development. I would do regular reviews and it was shocking to me that the couple of bugs I found were very minor and easily corrected.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    That’s tricky. I don’t want everyone else to start using them where I can’t get my projects done by them.

iOS Application for DJs

"The IDAP Group was good in conversation and gave us a good contract."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
2014 - 2015
Project summary: 

IDAP developed a complex iPad music app for DJs, specifically assisting with integrating C++ music libraries.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Alexey Cherkasov
Owner, ODJO
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The app has received 3,000 downloads in six months and has 2,000 subscribers on Google Plus Twitter. IDAP was professional, understood C++ lanugage in sound libraries, and provided good communication.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization.

I work for Cherkasov LLC. We created a DJ application for DJs. We created an app for iPad only.

What is your position?

I am the owner.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What business challenge were you trying to address with IDAP Group?

This is my second team that I hired from India. It's a music application, and you need a good user interface.

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their involvement in detail.

Many companies develop older engines, but we are using some different company that creates a music library in C++ language. A team like IDAP Group should know iOS systems and C++ integrating C++ libraries to my application.

How did you come to work with IDAP Group?

I posted the job on Elance [now Upwork]. IDAP gave me a decent price.

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

It cost $50,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

The project was completed in 2015. We worked in 2014, and then we stopped because of the budget. I found new investors, and we started again and completed it in 2015.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any statistics or metrics from this engagement?

The app has been on the App Store for six months. We have 3,000 downloads [as of August 2016]. They have 2,000 subscriptions on Google Plus Twitter accounts. Young DJs are still interested. I feel like they're still coming back to the application from time to time.

How did IDAP Group perform from a project management standpoint?

They were very professional. It was not an easy application.

What distinguishes IDAP Group from other providers?

All their work was great. Before, I was working with some company from India, and I signed some documents with them. They said in the contract that if I decide to leave the application, they will own the project. That was no good. The IDAP Group contract was different. This is my idea, and I own it. I designed all the prototypes. The other company didn't understand C++ language in sound libraries, and they stopped. The IDAP Group was good in conversation and gave us a good contract. They separate the development and my ideas. They understand what I want.

Is there anything IDAP Group could have improved or done differently?

No – not really.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    It was great. There was little adaptation. There was a different timeframe with United States and Europe. They were good at emailing and communicating about scheduling.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I've already recommended them.