We’re front-end developers and ux/ui professionals

Imaginary Cloud is a successful and fast growing company, working to design and develop cutting-edge web and mobile products.

 

We design web and mobile products with our user-centered Product Design Process, an ideal process for designing world-class digital products with a fast go-to-market strategy and to apply in projects that seek product growth through optimisation.

 

With our Agile Development Process we develop web and mobile products, based on a Scrum methodology. The process focus on delivering new features within short time frames, answering quickly to change.

 
$10,000+
 
$50 - $99 / hr
 
50 - 249
 Founded
2010
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London, United Kingdom
headquarters
other locations
  • Av. António Augusto de Aguiar, 108, 5º
    Lisbon, Lisboa 1050-019
    Portugal

Portfolio

Key clients: 

Sage, Ernst & Young, BNP Paribas, Nokia, Full Fabric, Remax

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ChatSpace

ChatSpace helps clients increase efficiency and automation by applying artificial intelligence in a way that gives them the ability to build & manage chatbots plus continually augment this chatbot experience.

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Jingalife

Jingalife is an app that connects patients with their caregivers, care managers, and their family and friends. It’s meant to be used across all platforms and in many different contexts, from the care manager’s office to the care giver’s dynamic and ever-changing working environments.

On the other end, patients, as well as their family and friends, will be able to follow the medical information and bookings meant to

happen, inform and be informed of any emergencies and have access to all necessary contacts for their day to day life.

Built in partnership with existing care homes that are eager to condense all their rostering work and communications in a single, simple and intuitive app.

The branding work was laid out before us and we used our Product Design Process to bring the app’s concept to life.

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Miami Duck Shooter

Picture this: ducks, Miami, and a powerful duck-shooting Apple TV remote. Welcome to Miami Duck Shooter, a beautiful and fun duck shooting game that gets people playing for hours.

The idea is simple yet potentially addictive: the player gets unlimited ammo to shoot ducks flying over Miami. All that remains is to try and break the previous high-score.

As Imaginary Cloud received an Apple TV developer kit, we

started thinking how we could jump on the bandwagon and actually do something both educational (for us) and cool with it. We knew right away that we wanted to make a game, which would be the first on for anyone on the team.

The concept was developed in a day, uniting bits and pieces of different ideas, with a sense of humor to glue it all together. In a month’s time, we were almost ready to release, with most of the game mechanics and designs finished. A couple of weeks later, we managed to launch our first Apple TV game, alongside an original soundtrack.

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StoryApp

StoryApp is a german app that contains a library of short stories and tales that the users can read on the go. These stories can be searched by theme, author or date. The user can collect and create their own library of bookmarked stories so that they can later read the ones that spiked their interest or even re-read the ones they loved.

We did our Product Design Process and the resulting designs were implemented by the

client’s side.
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Invisible Homes

Invisible Homes lets users sell and buy properties off-market, allowing sellers to keep their property value high and have their privacy kept while providing buyers the access to exclusive offers that match their needs.

Imaginary Cloud was called to redesign the user onboarding area and user interfaces in order to increase engagement and accommodate new features.

One of the main challenges that we had was to

create a simple and easy way to understand information architecture/navigation that accommodates the possibility of the user being both a buyer and a seller. The information hierarchy should be intuitive, in order to allow users to quickly scrutiny the most relevant information from long lists of potential buyers and offers, keeping it easy to track the communication and status of each process.

Additionally, we had to find a way to communicate the platform dynamism and value to buyers, while keeping private the information about the properties.

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OvalData

OvalData is an investor relation SaaS (Software as Service). It empowers investment managers with a process to engage their investors. The tool delivers a web portal for reporting fund performance and other relevant data (info sheets, compliance documents, etc).

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Custom Software Dev for Vehicle Rental Company

"I could see exactly what they were working on and what their next steps would be."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Aug. 2018 - Mar. 2020
Project summary: 

Imaginary Cloud created a new ERP from scratch and migrated all existing data from an old solution. Working with a variety of technologies, they’ve developed the solution from end to end.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Lisbon, Portugal
IT Manager, Vehicle Rental Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The solution is about to go live, and internal stakeholders are pleased with the stability and functionality they’ve seen so far. Imaginary Cloud prioritizes transparency, allowing access to their project management and reporting tools. Customers can expect a thorough partner.

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 the IT manager of a vehicle rental company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Imaginary Cloud?

We had a very old ERP that I've been maintaining for two years. We decided to look for an external company to develop a new one for us.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They developed our ERP from scratch, doing the front and backend development, the admin panel, and the migration from the old ERP system. They used React, Node.js and MariaDB on top of Linux.

We provided them the old ERP system and gave them full access. I designed the full database structure, and they developed on top of it. We now have three git repositories. One is for the booking process, another for the frontend of the admin, and another one for the API and backend.

What is the team composition?

I was in contact with Tiago (CEO, Imaginary Cloud) and Ricardo (Developer, Imaginary Cloud), who was the main developer. A project manager from their site also joined during the process, but I was mostly dealing with the developer.

How did you come to work with Imaginary Cloud?

I know them personally from many years ago. We compared their proposal with two other companies’ proposals. We liked Imaginary Cloud’s proposal the best because the technology was good, we were geographically near them and their price was lower than the others.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent €100,000 euros (approximately $109,000 USD) so far.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in August 2018 and the work is finished.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Their work is finished, and we are about to put it into production. The ERP is stable, fast, and does what we wanted.

How did Imaginary Cloud perform from a project management standpoint?

They use Redmine and gave me access. They also gave me access to their internal hour reporting tool. We created tickets together and checked them on a weekly basis. I could see exactly what they were working on and what their next steps would be.

What did you find most impressive about them?

I really liked the migration process. It was a hard task because the old ERP was almost prehistoric, but there were almost no bugs. It took more than a month and it went well.

Are there any areas they could improve?

The assigned developer was senior, but he needed some coaching regarding what to do next with the features. It’s not their fault. If we had given them better specs, it would have been easier.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

They always put extra effort into project management. If you don’t have a full-time person to dedicate to the project, don’t skip the project management side of things. Don’t pay only for the developer. Pay a bit more to have project management also.

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

Agile Software Dev for Enterprise Software Platform Company

“They’re equally as capable as some of the biggest development names out there.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$1,000,000 - $9,999,999
 
Jan. 2015 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Imaginary Cloud handles custom software development for an enterprise software platform. Using Angular and Node.js and working from designs, their team built the product with a configurable frontend.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
East Sussex, England
Chris Lamberton
Strategy Director, TrustPortal Solutions
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Described as sophisticated, the product's build, coding, and design are of high-quality. Imaginary Cloud has helped the partner grow in revenue and reputation. An agile methodology and seamless collaboration are hallmarks of their work. They're cost-effective and function as a true partner.

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 the strategy director of TrustPortal Solutions. We’re an enterprise software platform working in the digital and robotics fields. I’m responsible for the roadmap of our product.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Imaginary Cloud?

Our platform is a technology that performs mass automation primarily in contact centers or digital channels. We needed Imaginary Cloud to help us with development work. The requirements were that the app be of high scalability, availability, and configurability.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Using a no-code approach, Imaginary Cloud handles custom software development for our platform. Our architecture is built using Angular and Node.js as well as a Google-inspired UI design. They’re building a configurable frontend that has the ability to display any type of interaction that a contact center or agent would have.

If a customer wanted to query a bill or change their address, the product would be able to do so. Everything has to be configurable, so there’s no bespoke coding. Imaginary Cloud has created this entire architecture and designed it for large user populations.

They also provide frontend API services that connect the browser to software-robotics process automation. The product is highly encrypted as well. Essentially, everything is designed by us and fulfilled by them.

What is the team composition?

It depends, but we work with an average of 5–6 individuals. The most we’ve ever worked with was ten people.

How did you come to work with Imaginary Cloud?

One of our directors heard about them through a personal contact.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve invested about £1 million (approximately $1.3 million USD) so far.

What is the status of this engagement?

Our ongoing partnership began around January 2015.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Their service is superb and the quality of the deliverables has always been extremely high. There are very few significant bugs, but that’s inevitable. Overall, the code, architecture, design, and build of the product are all top-quality. The UI and core infrastructure are sophisticated.

The platform has helped us grow significantly. We just signed a global resell deal with a very large vendor. Imaginary Cloud’s delivery has helped us win millions of pounds worth of contracts. Their team is intrinsic to our success.

How did Imaginary Cloud perform from a project management standpoint?

We use an agile methodology and have very efficient development operations. What’s more, communication is always quick. Our teams mostly collaborate through GitHub and Slack. We’ve never had problems with language barriers or documentation. They deliver on time and help in our design and feedback.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They’re equally as capable as some of the biggest development names out there. Imaginary Cloud is a true partner, and we see them as part of our team. We don’t have any issues whatsoever.

Are there any areas they could improve?

The only thing we ought to be demanding of them is more resources because we’re growing so rapidly. We see them as a key part of our team going forward. They’re cost-effective for their capability and we’re hoping they can scale with us.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Make sure you understand what project management methodology you want to use. We’ve created a great agile mechanism of working with Imaginary Cloud, but every company is different. Treat them at arms-length if you will, but I suggest having them as your informal internal development team.

5.0
Overall Score There’s nothing we could ask more of.
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Occasionally, it’s a little past what we require, but that’s more to do with our over-expectation.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    The value for money is extremely great.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Very good.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I’d have no qualms recommending them to anyone.

Mapping App for Industrial Software Company

"The team’s positive internal culture has supported a personable business relationship."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Aug. 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Imaginary Cloud developed a web-based application that renders detailed point clouds into a web browser. Services have included a Google Maps integration.  

The Reviewer
 
11 - 50 Employees
 
San Francisco, California
CEO, Industrial Software Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Customers have praised the solution. The team’s expertise and tenacity have resulted in the ability to work with emerging technology such as quasi-AR. They have a responsive working style, welcoming collaboration with stakeholders. Their insights have added value.

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 the CEO of an industrial software company operating in heavy industries such as oil, gas, and refining. In addition to providing environmental compliance software and services, we perform laser scanning and mapping to solve industry challenges.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Imaginary Cloud?


We engaged Imaginary Cloud to develop a web application based on an MVP. We wanted to render detailed, 3D industrial maps in a web browser using an open source framework. Since we saw traction with the market with our demo, we brought on Imaginary Cloud to turn the prototype into a completed solution. 

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?


While I provided the initial code, they optimized the solution by rewriting all of it. They performed front-and-backend design and development.

They were able to render the multi-terabyte point clouds in a web browser, integrating the solution with Google Maps and a Global Information System for geo-spacial views. They’re layering detailed information on top of the maps to support AR applications. They’ve even built advanced data structures so users can filter what they wish to see.

Technologies used include a Node.js server and a React frontend framework. We use Postscript for a database hosted on Google App Engine. Point clouds are rendered using WebGL, and we use a Google Maps API to access a map view of the model.

What is the team composition?


We work with two developers full time, while design and UX personnel provide support as needed.

How did you come to work with Imaginary Cloud?


We researched vendors online, including looking at reviews on Clutch.co. We talked with a dozen different companies, but I couldn’t find one that matched what I was looking for. A vendor I contacted recommended that I speak with Imaginary Cloud and connected me with the CEO.

Imaginary Cloud produced an excellent code review and they were willing to act as an extension of my staff, using our project management tools for regular communication. As a technical stakeholder, I was looking for a team that would involve me throughout the entire process, and Imaginary Cloud offered that. 

What is the status of this engagement?


We began working together in August 2018 and the partnership is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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


Customers have been blown away by what they’ve seen. They’ve delivered a quality solution using cutting-edge technology. 

How did Imaginary Cloud perform from a project management standpoint?


They did a good job defining the coding standards and all the design elements up front. Since then, we’ve only needed to check in. They’ve got a good process and system established where I never feel burdened by additional costs for regular check-ins or advanced expertise. 

As they all work in the same office, they easily collaborate with eachother. Whenever I ask questions, they answer quickly and provide solutions accordingly.

What did you find most impressive about them?


The team has advanced expertise, and they were willing to dig into complex, emerging technologies and successfully use it in the solution. 

It’s clear that the staff is well supported by professional development workshops, performance reviews, and benefits. The team’s positive internal culture has supported a personable business relationship. 

Are there any areas they could improve?


I can’t think of anything I wish they were doing better.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?


I’ve had a good experience because I started out with a good, high-level understanding of what the product should be. At the same time, I’ve learned that trusting their expertise is often the right decision, even if it contrasts with my initial thoughts. 

5.0
Overall Score They’ve opened their processes to us, and now they feel like an extension of our company.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    The scheduling has been very consistent, and they’ve never missed a deadline.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They’ve conformed perfectly to cost estimates. They also offer a high value for their cost.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    A junior developer solved a mathematical problem in a few days that would have taken a competitor’s engineering department three months.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I would recommend them to anyone but a competitor.

Custom Dev for Financial Services SaaS Startup

"The team, deliverables, and overall experience have all been fantastic— I couldn’t ask for anything more."

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

Imaginary Cloud developed an app for a digital feedback assessment effort. They handled the front- and backend production for the platform and created a dashboard. They provide ongoing technical support.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Portugal
Miguel Costa Santos
CEO, Globsurveys
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The application has helped capture the interest of several important potential buyers and has set the company up for future success. The Imaginary Cloud team is dedicated to the work. They are an attentive, skilled, and flexible partner willing to put in the effort to produce a quality product.

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 the CEO of Globsurveys. We sell SaaS products.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Imaginary Cloud?

We wanted to create a platform for banks to gather customer feedback through. In several countries, banks seek insight through phone calls and email, which result in minimal content. To help us develop a solution to this problem, we hired Imaginary Cloud.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Imaginary Cloud developed our app. Their team worked on the front- and backend, including building the dashboard and providing technical support. They created the platform to function as a digital feedback assessment form.

What is the team composition?

The CEO is my main point of contact. They also provide a UX specialist, 1–2 engineers, and other teammates dedicated to visual work.

How did you come to work with Imaginary Cloud?

I followed a recommendation and chose Imaginary Cloud.

How much have you invested in them?

We have spent around €150,000 (approximately $168,994 USD).

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in March 2017, and the project is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Since beginning the project with Imaginary Clouds, we’ve gained potential clients worldwide. We’ve been able to establish contact with several banks and start the sales cycle. Currently, we’re moving forward to the next phases of marketing and improving the platform. Without their team, we couldn’t have made any of this progress.

How did Imaginary Cloud perform from a project management standpoint?

I speak with the CEO weekly, and the meetings consist of the entire team plus my clients, if necessary. They pay close attention to the details and have a rigorous approach. They’re professional and always hit deadlines.

What did you find most impressive about them?

The team, deliverables, and overall experience have all been fantastic— I couldn’t ask for anything more. They are always available for questions and fulfill all of our needs. Everything is done very well, and I’m not looking for a different provider.

Are there any areas they could improve?

At this point in the project, everything has been great. I can’t think of anything for them to improve.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Bring them a good idea and Imaginary Cloud will help you find success. They’re willing to invest their time in companies with solid concepts.

5.0
Overall Score I'm very satisfied with them.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I've already recommended them.