Your Agile Development Agency in Europe

Ideamotive is an agile software development agency based in the heart of Europe, in Warsaw, Poland.

We are experts in Web & Mobile technologies and outstanding interactive UX/UI design. You bring the idea and we’ll bring our technical expertise to make it a reality.

Whether you’re a startup or a multi-national, we have the expertise to build your project. We can develop MVPs, scalable technical platforms, mobile applications and more. We can also become an extension to your in-house development team.

Our projects are featured on https://dribbble.com/ideamotive

Services we provide:

  • Web applications: Ruby on Rails, React, Ruby, JavaScript
  • Mobile applications: iOS, Android, ReactNative
  • UX/UI design
  • Custom software development
  • Advanced backend systems
  • DevOps, Cloud
  • IT Consulting
  • Product Design Sprint
  • Digital Product MVP delivery package  

Ask us about more  → [email protected]

 
$10,000+
 
$50 - $99 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2014
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Warszawa, Poland
headquarters
other locations

Portfolio

Key clients: 

Nielsen, JRPass, GoGetty, Lauber (InterCars), Mediatask, SnowShow, Marvipol, Tripbuilder Tours, XTB, HAVAS, Reykjavik District, Fasadio.

Lauber

Lauber is a subsidiary of Intercars, the most prominent car parts dealer in central Europe. They came to us with an idea of creating an e-commerce platform that integrates a number of their systems.

We started with a workshop explaining the meanders of agile project management. During the meeting, we created first wireframes and agreed on the general vision of the project within the agile methodology.
 

We created prototypes in UXPin and InVision and took over the process of merging product data from various sources. We also introduced features like integration with payment gateways (PayPal), advanced search engine and dynamic filters or car parts comparator.

 

Lauber storefront was released successfully and quickly received positive opinions from car parts dealers. The ease of use and number of details were...

Nielsen

Nielsen is a global marketing research corporation which provides reliable measurement and data analytics for marketers and sales specialists worldwide. We were approached by the company with the substantial challenge: to bring their workflow to the next level by building company's official mobile app.

 

Our team started by gathering all the existing requirements and limitations for building the app. With all the collected data we organized a workshop in the client's headquarters, with all the application stakeholders. The main objective of the meeting was to determine priorities, draw first wireframes, set-up the roadmap and project's organizational structure. We also explained our agile process, implemented it, and aligned with Nielsen needs. Before programmers and designers started to work, we had three more technical meetings - each with a different stakeholder and regarding a different aspect of the app.

...

JRPass

JRPass is a UK-based company selling tickets for Japanese railway connections all around the world.

We were taking this project from the previous team. When we established ourselves as the new development force, we organized a workshop with the client to define milestones. We introduced them to our Ideamotive working process (weekly sprints, daily stand-up reports and more). At the same time, we began with development and code refactoring.

 

We designed the system for regional passes and translated the site into multiple languages. We included SEO & performance audit, framework upgrades and security check-up and updates.


New passes and site translations led to higher and better-targeted sales. Thanks to an SEO audit and A/B testing, the website traffic, and conversion rates increased. The business processes within payment module were optimized to decrease transactional...

SnowShow

SnowShow is the most prominent Polish winter tour provider, and also one of the biggest in Europe. They approached us in need of a new website and booking system as their current platform was outdated and not fitted to the scale of the business of SnowShow.

 

We redesigned the UX/UI of the booking system and webpage and implemented machine learning-driven recommendation engine. We also reduced the overall code complexity. Finally, we upgraded the system to the newest Ruby on Rails version, we introduced React as the technology for crucial business processes and implemented Continuous Integration.

 

New system brought an increase in key factors - sales grew by over 70% and the conversion rate increased by 20%. We also managed to decrease the time of key algorithms by 98% and implement easier maintenance with an overall increased speed of development.

SnowShow...

Packhelp

Packhelp is a successful European startup delivering custom packages all around the continent. They came to Ideamotive with an existing app and as a well-established business. Due to the enormous growth, they couldn't handle all their development work internally anymore. Together we agreed that we could help Packhelp temporarily, by creating a new module of their system.

 

We started with a workshop about Packhelp business requirements regarding the new module. After understanding the details, we approached the technical discussion with Packhelp's CTO. Together we decided on the overall system architecture and implementation details. We also agreed that the project would be conducted within a scrum methodology with our project manager.

Thanks to our help Packhelp gained an additional workforce and finished a project that they wouldn'...

GoGetty

GoGetty is a Danish start-up and the first employer branding, career and diversity platform that makes gender equality measurable and transparent.

GoGetty's CEO, Eveline, came to us with a complete design. Our primary challenge was to bring it to life while sticking to tight deadlines. We had to define and describe their business processes, as well as validate existing ones.

Once we had the business logic, our UX/UI designer drew the remaining layouts and programmers set out to work.

We implemented series of solutions such as extensive workshops on the business model and logic; agile approach for maximum flexibility and faster progress; intentional minimal admin panel for MVP; Stripe recurring payments as our payment gateway provider; Ruby on Rails as the technology of choice

We are...

Voicer

Voicer came to Ideamotive with an idea. They wanted to build an app for audio/voice recording, with an advanced algorithm for sharing personal content. The Voicer team has never worked with an agency before. The target group and business model was also to be developed during our meetings and workshops.

 

We took the Client through the whole process of defining the business model, market research, segmenting customers and creating mock-ups for the potential investors.

 

The Voicer team defined their product including target audience, business model, overall design and tech skills needed to create an MVP. They also received estimations on how long it would take to build the app and how much it would cost. They are ready to sell their prototype to investors, show it to a potential customer and make deeper market research without writing one line of code.

Chilling

Chilling - how to prepare, design and develop a new tour provider brand in two months?

Chilling is a new player on a summer sport & music trips stage. They provide tours to the hottest exotic European locations.

They were in need of a new booking system with a completely new design which and which would still be compatible with company’s other brands platforms.

Our solutions:

  • a brand new Chilling CMS
  • new designs targeting young people and referring them to the wildest summer European locations
  • recommendation system for summer trips
  • integration of other company's booking system to handle summer trips

Chilling was designed and developed within two months and it brought new customers from day one after release. Our new summer design targeting students and young grads led to fast sales growth and the great...

Bonacea

Bonacea is a young medical startup aiming to help people throughout their long-term treatments with technology. It is a large, complex project involving software and hardware. The main objectives are for it to be easy to set up and intuitive to use.

We were asked to prepare UX and UI concepts for the web and mobile interfaces.


Bonacea received the complete design of the system for all devices. The process of gathering requirements and drawing low-fidelity mockups helped to save a significant amount of money by avoiding costly modifications during the development. Additionally, we made sure that everyone involved had the same understanding of the final product by building clickable prototypes before writing the first line of code. It reduced further discussions and increased productivity during the next phases of building...

Mediatask

Mediatask produces highly customized visuals for real estate business. Mediatask came to us with their existing system. They had been using the app for the previous four years, but it reached its growth potential.

We decided to completely rewrite the system - we managed to clone the app in Ruby on Rails opened a whole ocean of possibilities for process automation and cost reduction.

WHAT WE ACHIEVED

  • allowing Mediatask to scale almost infinitely
  • 80% decrease in administration staff
  • decreasing costs of external services - canceled company wide Office 365 licenses (100+ subscriptions)
  • automating multiple business processes
  • doubling the number of employees (to 160+) during our cooperation
  • Mediatask, inspired by our agile approach, introduced it in the management of their company

During our partnership, Mediatask has made massive progress in digital transformation. Most of their...

SnowShow Pilot App

When SnowShow asked us about creating their mobile app, we had already been working with them for over two years. Their growth initiated a need for increased processes automation. One of the most crucial parts of that was logistics during the trips. The idea was to equip SnowShow tour pilots with tablets and allow them to digitize their work.

Our PM started with drawing wireframes that included all the data needed in the app. Then our designer made an InVision prototype. Meanwhile, our engineering team designed the architecture, taking into account all of the challenges.

We managed to:

  • reduce the time of pilots' work and hence - growth in general user happiness
  • create an app working with limited access to the Internet (very poor or no connection)
  • reduce roaming costs within the company significantly
  • provide greater central control over the system due to sync

Reviews

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Web Development for Tourism & High-Speed Railway Company

"Compared to the company we worked with before, it’s a day and night difference; they’re brilliant." 

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Nov. 2017 - Jan. 2018
Project summary: 

Ideamotive contributed Ruby on the Rails development work to various projects including payment method expansion, mobile website creation, and introduction of new features which improved user choice.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Netherlands
Daniel de Nieuwe
Senior Product Manager, JRPass.com
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Conversions have increased nearly four-fold, and a large majority of users have taken advantage of increased option diversity. Ideamotive possesses wide-ranging expertise which allows for innovative approaches and solutions. They are pro-active and take ownership of their projects.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the Senior Product Manager for JRPass.com. We’re a tourism and high-speed railway company that focuses on rail passes for Japan and other Asian countries.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Ideamotive?

We weren’t making any more progress on our website that was created by previous developers, so we needed to find someone reliable to get us on track.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They used Ruby on Rails for backend development and did narrowly-scoped frontend design as well. They upgraded our backend by focusing on payment methods. Before, we only took Visa and MasterCard, but in European markets, it’s important to have more options since every country has their own method. This specific project took six to eight weeks to complete. One specific feature we launched with them was original rail passes. Before, we only sold one pass for all of Japan, but we’ve added nearly 30 in different regions. Our most recent saw us change shipping providers, from FedEx to UPS. They’ve also created a mobile website for us.

What is the team composition?

We worked with a product manager, a frontend designer, and three different developers. We started with one, but after they left we started working with two other resources.

How did you come to work with Ideamotive?

They were introduced to us by the CEO of the previous company we worked with. We weren’t sure about them at the beginning, so we gave them a regional project to see how they did. Once they delivered it though, it was really good.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent between $10,000-$20,000 every month.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in November 2017 and the work is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Our conversions went up in multiple channels.

How did Ideamotive perform from a project management standpoint?

We get daily reports, so if we have questions, they answer in a timely manner.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Our project manager had things taken care of and their backend developers had great technical abilities. They’ve been the best we’ve had so far. Both of those realities gave us the option to do things differently than we’ve done them before, which, for me, is very important. Compared to the company we worked with before, it’s a day and night difference; they’re brilliant.

Are there any areas they could improve?

One of the complaints I made to them is they have too many holidays, but that’s a national issue and not something they can change.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They delivered everything in a reasonable time frame.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    It’s hard to find a competitive price for development. It’s really good.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    We’ve executed on all of the things we’ve wanted to do.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I’ve recommended them to friends who are looking for a web developer.

Web Development for Diversity Visualization Platform

"I’m impressed that they’re so young yet so knowledgeable."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
May 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Ideamotive developed the web platform for a diversity-promotion company, essentially bringing it from concept to realization. They continue to work on new features and expansions.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Copenhagen, Denmark
Ewelina Reszke
Founder & CEO, GoGetty
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Over 200 talents have registered on the platform, and the founder has been nominated for a startup award. These achievements could not have been possible without Ideamotive's knowledge, experience, and passion for the project.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

GoGetty is a platform for visualizing diversity in management among companies around the world. I’m the CEO and founder.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Ideamotive?

The platform was conceptualized and designed, but we needed it developed.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We had our initial conversation on the details of how the project should be realized. I also met with them in Warsaw. Ideamotive then started to develop the platform using Ruby on Rails. Stripe is the payment module, with PostgreSQL database and Heroku & Amazon S3 as the backend.

The most important thing was illustrating the metrics. Each company on GoGetty is given a score based on how many men and women they have on their top management levels, which is illustrated graphically and technically. Our platform is like LinkedIn, but with full focus on diversity and inclusion. We're trying to attract talents to the platform.

What is the team dynamic?

David [Ruby on Rails Developer, Ideamotive] is full stack senior developer. Adam [UX Designer, Ideamotive] was also involved in the project, to make some refinements to provided Sketch design files. Jarek is project manager. Others help us with features not initially created by my graphic designer. I continue using Ideamotive for new additions on the platform. If we need to expand whatever project we’re working on, they carry on the spirit of the platform both technically and graphically.

How did you come to work with Ideamotive?

I wanted to investigate possibilities in Poland. Someone from my network suggested Ideamotive. They had an initial interview with my CTO, a highly experienced developer. The conclusion was that they had the relevant knowledge and experience and would be a perfect fit. They’re young, flexible, and a smaller company and team, all of which suits me very well.

How much have you invested with them?

We have spent €15,000 [$17,400].

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in May 2017, and the work is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

It took them two months to create the initial MVP. Just over a month after launch, we already have 200 talents registered. Our founder was nominated for local startup of the year. These are significant achievements, and they've absolutely contributed to that. It’s one thing to have it as a concept and design and another to have it developed. I was so happy with the graphical design and wanted it to be developed exactly the same, and it was.

How did Ideamotive perform from a project management standpoint?

There's a clear division of responsibilities. There's a programmer, as well as a project manager. It's nice being able to speak to a person who speaks human language instead of speaking only in technical terms.

What did you find most impressive about them?

I’m impressed that they’re so young yet so knowledgeable. I've never felt I had to ask questions elsewhere on how the different elements should be designed in the backend because they can always recommend me. They give me options and recommendations of the best routes. It's very helpful. I don’t feel overwhelmed by something I don’t have much knowledge about.

Are there any areas they could improve?

They should boast more about themselves, marketing wise. That way, they can grow bigger and attract customers. They have what it takes. It’s a matter of becoming more visible.

4.5
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
    I already have.

System Development for Real Estate Visualization Company

"They performed perfectly. They make sure they understand us and that we understand them."

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

Using an agile approach, Ideamotive helped a growing real estate visualization company facilitate their operations through designing the user experience and interface of a new software system.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Warsaw, Poland
Jacek Jaskólski
Co-Founder, Mediatask
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Ideamotive ensures that they understand their client completely before delivering quality work months ahead of schedule. Their team is extremely talented at developing strategy and is flexible when it comes to scaling according to the business need.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the co-founder of Mediatask. We make floor plans and visualizations for real estate businesses. Our company currently manages a network of 100+ draftsmen and CG artists.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Ideamotive?

Since 2016, our company is experiencing very rapid growth. Our previous IT system, which we used to manage all of the orders from our clients was outdated and could not handle new business requirements. The challenge was to build a new, sustainable system that would facilitate our company's growth, by taking on an increased number of users, traffic and data usage, along with laying a stable foundation for key new features.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Ideamotive helped us define the problem and identify key project goals. We started by examining our previous system to find its flaws and locate opportunities for improvement. Together, we developed a roadmap for the new system. They’ve shown expertise in developing the overall strategy. Our previous supplier worked with a linear, sequential development approach, which was just not suitable for our constantly growing and changing business needs.

Ideamotive introduced us to the agile approach, which turned out to be a great choice. We designed our new web app with them. They provided meaningful input to designing new features and worked with us to develop the user interface and the user experience. Currently, we’re developing our system on a monthly basis. It’s an ongoing partnership.

What is the team dynamic?

The project manager role was held by Michał [Co-Founder/Lead Software Engineer, Ideamotive]. We also worked with Paweł [Ruby on Rails, Ideamotive] for the full-stack development and with Miłosz [CTO, Ideamotive] who gave help with deployment into the cloud, servers and the manual directed tasks.

How did you come to work with Ideamotive?

Ideamotive was recommended by a friend. We considered other suppliers, interviewed them, and asked to fill out a detailed survey where they proposed which methodology for development is best. Ideamotive excelled at this stage of our process. Using examples from their experience, they have convinced us to switch to the agile approach for development and choose industry standard solutions: Ruby on Rails for the backend and React for the frontend. From the start of the conversation, we quickly developed an internal language and we knew that they understood our needs. It was a no-brainer to choose Ideamotive.

How much have you invested with them?

Between $75,000-$100,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together October 2016 and the work is ongoing. We think of adding additional developers as our needs grow along with our business.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

With Ideamotive's help, we’ve been able to automate many tasks such as task assignment, invoicing and other back-office processes. One of the features they developed was an automated document generating tool, which enabled us to cut down the licensing costs for our software to up to 60%.

How did Ideamotive perform from a project management standpoint?

They performed perfectly. They make sure they understand us and that we understand them. They encourage us to take part in the planning and deciding what our priorities are. I have a constant view of the project and can provide feedback on how the work is going. Ideamotive makes sure that the development work is planned at least one month in advance.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They’re really great with communication. They are very flexible in terms of providing the number of developers that are needed for a specific time frame. They let us plan ahead and are flexible if, for example, we need two additional developers for two months and then go to an idle state for a while. It’s convenient to scale their involvement up and down when we need it.

Are there any areas they could improve?

It would have been handy to know about them sooner, so they could probably work on their marketing reach!

5.0
Overall Score I’m very satisfied working with Ideamotive.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Our sprints are always planned in advance. I’m always confident that we are on the right track.
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They had a competitive offer.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    The system works as it was designed and Ideamotive constantly looks for way to increase performance even further.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    Very likely.

Software Development for Winter Events Tour Operator

"The communication with ideamotive is very good. They listen a lot, and they provide their own feedback."

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

Using mainly Ruby on Rails, ideamotive organized the entire reservation system of the client, updated their software, and developed a new website.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 employees
 
Poland
Piotr Grabowski
Project Manager, SnowShow
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Since working with both junior and senior developers at ideamotive, the client is satisfied with their quality of code and their responsive service.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

We are a tour operator that specializes in winter events such as skiing and snowboarding. Right now, we are the biggest forest company for skiing and snowboarding events for young people. I am the project manager.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with ideamotive?

We needed a software house to manage our dedicated reservation system.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We were looking for a developer. For three years, we had developers in-house, but then ideamotive convinced us to have an external software house. Though we initially planned just to use ideamotive for maintenance, we were so satisfied with the quality of their service that we decided to give them our biggest project of creating a completely new website and organizing our reservation system. Regarding technology, they are a Ruby on Rails development house which was the language that our system was made in. I’m not a software guy, but I think they are up to date with technology because they upgraded our entire system.

How did you come to work with ideamotive?

We published a job offer for a Ruby on Rails developer and they answered.

How much have you invested with ideamotive?

Until now, for development we've spent something around $50,000 to $60,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We have been working with ideamotive for one year.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

For me, the most important statistic is the fact that we are really satisfied with ideamotive already after one year. While previously we worked with mid-level developers, now we have senior developers that are up to date with technology and care about delivering quality code. They changed a lot of our system to make it work faster and more efficiently. Based on the feedback from the people who use this system in our office, the improvements are visible. Overall, the most important factors for me were improving the quality of the code, the speed of the system, and bringing it up to date.

How did ideamotive perform from a project management standpoint?

The communication with ideamotive is very good. They listen a lot, and they provide their own feedback. They also have a lot of insight and offered some improvements to what we originally proposed. They are always open to offer advice on doing something better or more efficiently. Since I've been working with them, I know that we are implementing the best solutions. They are not only doing what we ask them to do, but they also propose improvements and functionalities that are better suited to us.

What did you find most impressive about ideamotive?

They are very responsive in the way of the service. Any small bugs will be fixed in 10 - 15 minutes which is important to me because the reservation system works all day. Very often, people buy trips when they are at home in the evening, which are not normal working hours in Poland. If there is a serious problem in the evening, or in the middle of the weekend, or on a holiday, ideamotive has no problem fixing them. For me, this factor of having really, really responsive maintenance and service is very important.

Are there any areas ideamotive could improve?

It’s the best software house I've worked with, but I think that they need to hire people to do more projects. We are very satisfied with the cooperation because we work with both the junior and senior developers. As of now, I have no complaints about their work.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I recommend them a lot.