Premium mobile applications

Over the last 5 years we have established long-term partner- ships with companies from the UK, the US, Germany and other EU countries. With our ecosystem of specialized partners, a PREMIUM iOS and Android experience for your users is guaranteed.

The bond between technology and people is essential. Our work is our mission: we are devoted and meticulous, because we know that in order for technology to empower people, it needs to work. We listen to you, we validate how to bring your idea to reality, we adapt to you, we create, we grow together.

 
$10,000+
 
$50 - $99 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2015
Show all +
Ljubljana, Slovenia
headquarters
  • Kamino
    Poljanski nasip 6
    Ljubljana 1000
    Slovenia
    +38651315228

Reviews

Sort by

Mobile App Dev for Designer Yoga Mat Company

"[I]t was very easy to communicate with them."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
May - June 2017
Project summary: 

Kamino built an app for a prototype hardware product that integrates with yoga mats; they built four screens in a short timeframe. It was a proof-of-concept project that required the use of IoT tech.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Slovenia
CEO, Melon & Lime
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Kamino delivered the app on time, fixed any minor bugs quickly upon notice, and was responsive the whole duration of the project. The prototype they worked on received great feedback and they’ll likely be engaged in the future if investment in the product is attained.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the CEO of Melon & Lime, which is a startup company making designer yoga mats. Through the course of a three-month acceleration program, we developed a connected yoga mat that tracks different aspects of a user’s practice.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Kamino?

We had to make a proof-of-concept prototype—both the hardware and software—in a short period of time. The challenge was to create a simple yet functional app that responds to commands and signals coming from a physical product.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

The scope of the project was rather small but Kamino developed the app from scratch. Since it was a proof-of-concept app, we never released it. The app works in connection to a hardware product that uses BLE [Bluetooth low energy] to connect to the app. Their task was to develop 4 screens: the home screen showing the number of minutes the user has spent on the mat, two call-to-action buttons, and an overview of past sessions; a simple tracking screen; a tracking screen with a guided video exercise; and a debug screen.

How did you come to work with Kamino?

It was very important to us that the company we chose had the necessary IoT [Internet of Things] knowledge, and were able to execute the project in a very short time and within our budget estimate.

How much have you invested with them?

We invested approximately $5,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

The project started in May 2017 and ended in June 2017.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

There are no numbers to share yet since the hardware product is still in development. The purpose of our collaboration was to have a prototype that we can show to our partners and potential future investors. The product received great feedback and we might continue working with Kamino if we get an investment.

How did Kamino perform from a project management standpoint?

They are very professional and responsive. They were very fast at fixing minor issues and delivered everything on time.

What did you find most impressive about them?

I’m glad that it was very easy to communicate with them and that they were fast at informing us of any additional time or costs caused by changes. Effective communication, I think, is often a problem with developers.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Nothing really, except from the general impression that development work is overrated in comparison to other types of work.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Everything was delivered on time.
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    We only had some minor bugs that they fixed quickly once we pointed them out.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

iOS App Development for Augmented Reality Mobile Game

"The product was developed on time with superior quality."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Nov. 2016 - Feb. 2017
Project summary: 

Kamino developed an iOS augmented reality game for a Boston-based firm. They also worked with a graphic designer to develop UX, they tested the product, and they published the app in the App Store.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Boston, Massachusetts
Andrej Strojin
CEO, Moveo
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

All specified criteria were delivered on time and within budget. Kamino provided high-quality work and reliable and trustworthy team members for every project. The success of the game and the partnership will lead to future projects with Kamino.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the CEO of a company that is developing a game similar to Pokémon GO. It motivates kids to go outside and be active with the use of technology. We have six FTE [full-time equivalent] and about ten outsourced employees. Our company is based in Boston, and we have a strong partnership with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Kamino?

We needed a strong and reliable partner who would be able to provide the full solution for our game in Boston.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

The scope of the project was to develop the iOS augmented reality game. It works via various interaction options: iBeacons, GPS locations, and the object recognition technology that we developed together with MIT. Kamino helped us to develop the full project from UX [user experience], connecting us with a graphic designer. They also tested the product and published it on the App Store. Kamino managed the communication with MIT and the graphic designers.

How did you come to work with Kamino?

Kamino employees have been supporting us from 2015, so it was natural for us to select them for research and development.

How much have you invested with Kamino?  

We’ve spent $50,000 for 2–3 FTE.

What is the status of this engagement?

The project started in November 2016 and was finished by February 2017. We are still working with Kamino on our new games.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Kamino delivered the project within the agreed budget, timeframe, and quality. They were hands on with product testing and published the product on App Store. The new product gave us visibility in the Greater Boston area. We were selected by the New England Venture Capital Association as one of its top 80 promising startups.

What did you find most impressive about Kamino?

They were able to provide us with the strategic view on technology trends and user needs. They have a large pool of freelancers for game design, UX, illustrations, and user testing. They can manage these resources in projects.

5.0
Overall Score Kamino is a reliable partner that you can trust.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They always delivered on time.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Costs were in line with estimates. We have defined the needed man-hours at the start of the project and aligned the scope on a daily basis.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    The product was developed on time with superior quality.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    Kamino is a valuable partner for us and we are strongly promoting them to our colleagues.

Android App Development for Global Gardening Platform

"Of all the suppliers we work with, ... the quality that we get out of Kamino is the highest."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
3.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Nov. 2015 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Kamino developed a native Java Android mobile social networking application to match an existing iOS mobile app. They used a sprint development method to complete the project.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
London, England
David Scott
Co-Founder and CTO, GardenTags
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The launched Android app has a 4.5-star rating and has been downloaded over 90,000 times. Kamino’s team is professional, very communicative, and hits all of their deadlines with very few bugs in their completed products. Their high quality work has contributed to a valuable long-term relationship.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the CEO of 4D Media Limited, and we’ve built a social networking app called GardenTags for Android and iOS. Approximately seven people work at my company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Kamino?

We worked with Kamino to develop an Android version of our social networking app. We already had an iOS version. Kamino provided that development sprint, which took us about three months to complete.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We provided the designs, and Kamino did the backend work. As far as I'm aware, the app was developed in native Java.

How did you come to work with Kamino?

We found Kamino through a personal referral from someone I know who knew their CEO. We then did due diligence on them and spoke to their clients. Their clients had good responses, so we decided to employ Kamino.

How much have you invested with Kamino?

We’ve probably spent about £120,000 (approx. $149,300) with Kamino.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with Kamino in November 2015, and our relationship is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We initially employed Kamino to create an Android app to match our iOS app. We gave them a deadline for that, which they hit to the date. They’re probably the only company I've ever worked with that has done that. We were impressed with the speed of their development and the quality of what they produce. For instance, when Kamino produces a release for us, there are usually very few bugs in it. Their internal project management and QA is strong. The Android app has 4.5 stars and all positive feedback, and it’s had about 90,000 downloads, and that number continues to grow.

How did Kamino perform from a project management standpoint?

The team Kamino gave us ranged in size from two to four people. They’ve also provided project management and QA on their side, which has been very good. We have weekly stand-up meetings with them, so I know exactly what they’re doing, and I'm in constant contact with their developers. They’re communicative and professional, and they’re good English speakers as well, which is helpful for us. We use JIRA as our internal project management tool, which they joined us on and used as well. We also had contracts in place for the beginning of the relationship and the piece of work they delivered for us initially, and then we have an agreed budget and deadlines on the ongoing work.

What did you find most impressive about Kamino?

Honestly, we’ve been most impressed by Kamino’s project management and the quality of their QA. Of all the suppliers we work with, and we do work with a few, the quality that we get out of Kamino is the highest. There are fewer bugs in what they produce than what we see with our other suppliers, and they’re always on target with their deadlines.

Are there any areas Kamino could improve?

The only thing I'd say they’re a little bit weak on is their UI [user interface] and design. That’s the only fault we can ever find with their work. They’re not perfectionists regarding the way things look. I’d say they have strong backend developers, but their UI developers may not be as strong. That’s the only thing we ever find wrong with their work.

4.5
Overall Score Kamino was good.
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    I can't give perfect scores because no one’s perfect. Kamino is very, very good, and they are always more or less on target with their deadlines.
  • 3.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Sometimes a piece of Kamino’s work may come out a little more expensive than expected. Sometimes they may work a little bit slower than I'd hope regarding value for money or value for hourly rate. That’s fairly typical of a supplier relationship.
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Kamino’s quality is good. There are few bugs in what they produce.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    It is highly likely that I would recommend Kamino to others.

App Development for Education Startup

"Their professionalism is most impressive. They really know what they are doing and how things should be done."

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

As the mobile development partner of choice, Kamino created a native iOS and Android app to function as an e-assistant for the education sector in Slovenia. They also handle UX design and product management.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Slovenia
Vladimir Balukčić
CEO, eŠola Ltd
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Kamino’s professionalism and great project management rendered an app which is used in 90% of all Slovenian schools with a 98% user acceptance. They are truly mobile dev experts and have never missed a deadline. No areas for improvement are noted.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

We are developing an e-assistant. It’s an important solution for the education sector; its daily role is to aid teachers with their classwork, to help the school guarantee effective management, to support student learning, and for parents to monitor and ensure that their child is learning effectively. Around 90% of all Slovenian schools are already using our solution.

I am CEO and founder of eŠola Ltd.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Kamino?

The goal of our partnership was to develop a native application on iOS and Android for the e-assistant, especially since we are expanding our business into other countries of Europe.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We have worked with Kamino for a year. They’ve provided development, user experience design, and product management.

How did you come to work with Kamino?

Other companies recommended the Kamino team. From the start, they looked very professional and it has been confirmed that they are the best mobile development team in Slovenia.

How much have you invested with Kamino?

We have invested $180,000 until now.

What is the status of this engagement?

It has been a year since we started working together, and the project is still ongoing. Despite that we have 28 developers of our own, we decided to use Kamino for the mobile development aspect. They are our partner in that regard.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Slovenia has a population of 2 million, and 500,000 are using our e-assistant; 98% of our users are satisfied with our service and 90 % of all Slovenian schools using the app as well.

How did Kamino perform from a project management standpoint?

They really are experts and they are very good with project management.

What did you find most impressive about Kamino?

Their professionalism is most impressive. They really know what they are doing and how things should be done.

Are there any areas Kamino could improve?

Honestly, I have no criticisms so far. We are very satisfied with their service.

5.0
Overall Score We are still working with them and are planning to continue working with them in the future.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    In these 12 months they have not missed any deadline.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    It was actually less than we planned at first.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Like I already said, they are experts at mobile development.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I already recommended them to a couple of colleagues.

UX and Development of Sports Marketing Mobile Apps

"They performed without a glitch – on time as well as on budget."

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

Kamino helped with the development and UX of an iOS and Android app designed to connect sports fans to their favorite athletes.

The Reviewer
 
Entrepreneur
 
Slovenia
CEO, Sports Marketing Mobile Platform
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The completed app has a 4.8 average rating on both the iOS and Android platforms. Kamino’s team is reliable, always on time, and on budget. They are committed to producing a high-quality product and often offered recommendations during the project to ease the process.

BACKGROUND

Please provide us with a brief description of your company.

I am a serial entrepreneur. I had the pleasure to work with Kamino team in our Fancore startup. It is a mobile platform that connects athletes and their fans. I was the CEO.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Kamino?

I needed an experienced mobile development team. One that can produce fast, reliable, and high-quality results.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They were responsible for the UX and development of the iOS and Android apps.

How did you come to work with Kamino?

They came with great recommendations from other Silicon Valley and local Slovene companies.

How much have you invested with Kamino?

Around $100,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

Approximately three months. The startup ran out of budget and is currently on hold.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The average rating was 4.8-plus on both platforms.

How did Kamino perform from a project management standpoint?

They performed without a glitch – on time as well as on budget. They even included one of our own juniors in the learning process (that is – for our own project).

What did you find most impressive about Kamino?

It would be, by far, the reliability (time- and cost-wise). I've outsourced different parts of my business before. I was quite afraid of what would happen but tried them out because of the recommendations.

What I also appreciate is their commitment to the results. On several occasions, they made recommendations that reduced the workload and their own pay while the solution proposed was even better than the one we have planned for.  

Are there any areas Kamino could improve?

I would prefer if they didn't focus only on mobile development. I would love to work with them on other platforms, too.

The size of the team might be problematic – at least in the short term if you are considering using them for huge projects.  They are more expensive than some of the local competitors but well worth the money.

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

Development for Mobile Security Software Company

"We feel quite proud of the products they've built for us."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
Project summary: 

The client initially had a working relationship with Kamino's parent company prior to Kamino branching off into their own group. They were tasked with building an iOS, Android, and Windows application as well as a web portal that used a Symfony PHP back-end with a JavaScript backbone and Bootstrapped KS front-end.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 employees
 
London, United Kingdom
VP of Engineering, Mobile Security Software Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Overall, the client was very happy with Kamino's performance during their multiyear relationship. They noted that the quality of the products they provided improved in time, and they were generally an easy company to work with that integrated well into their team.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

Our company builds security software for mobile phones. I am the vice president of engineering.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Kamino?

When we started working with Kamino, they were a part of Dlabs, and we initially started working with Dlabs because we didn't have in-house expertise for building our web portal. We gradually expanded our involvement to have them build our iOS app, and then an Android app for the program. They worked with us for three years building a number of iterations of both of those apps. Earlier this year, the team broke off from Dlabs to form Kamino.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

For the web portal, they built it with a Symfony PHP back-end, JavaScript backbone, and Bootstrapped KS front-end.

How did you come to work with Kamino?

I joined my company after we started working with them. I would say that when I joined, which was three years ago [2013], we were working with them in a relatively limited capacity. They provided the web development and one iOS developer. I expanded their involvement, so I was responsible for deciding to use them to build the Android and our Windows phone app. That decision was largely based on the experience that we'd had to date being very positive. They knew our platform very well. They were delivering high-quality code, and we were very happy with how it was going. They seemed like the natural choice to build other platforms.

How much have you invested with Kamino?

It was $200,000 a year at its peak. We've been working with them for three years now. They weren't always working as many hours as they were at the peak, which was $20,000 a month. It would be between $200,000 and $1 million.

What is the status of this engagement?

We are still working with them, but in a much more limited capacity. As a company, we've grown significantly from when we first started working with them. We decided that strategically it was right to bring the development of the mobile app in particular in-house because the apps are strategically central to what we do. We have started building our own in-house development team and reducing the amount of hours we use Kamino.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We feel that we have a very modern sleek web portal now as well as with the apps. We feel quite proud of the products they've built for us.

How did Kamino perform from a project management standpoint?

Their strength initially was as outsource developers rather than project management or QA [quality assurance]. During the duration of us working together, they made significant improvements to the QA side of things. We haven't really used them for project management because we have our own in-house project managers. Essentially, it was our guys managing their developers.

What did you find most impressive about Kamino?

There were a couple of things that I would call out about our projects that we've done together. Our platform is pretty complicated, and the apps they built for us were quite difficult to build. Having built apps in previous companies and spoken to other people in the industry, I know what we're doing is by no means mainstream, so we're getting a lot of background processing, which is quite hard to achieve on iOS. They were able to rise to that challenge and help us work out how to do things. I was impressed with their ability to do that. I think overall, in terms of the quality as well, I was impressed. We had relatively few, if any, major production issues. I guess one of the main things I have enjoyed while working with them is they've felt like part of our team. We had morning calls with them. They were nice people to work with. That goes a long way to making a relationship successful. We formed quite strong personal relationships with everyone on their side. That helps them stand out. They're passionate about what they do in making an app.

Are there any areas Kamino could improve?

There's always things you can improve on. During the course of us working with them, they stepped up their game in terms of their QA practices. There were some areas that were not as good as we wanted. In the course of 2 1/2 years, they upped their game and, by the end of it, we were happy with how things are working.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    It was very good. If I was doing a personal project, I would use them.