Python/Django, PHP, Node JS, Angular JS (2/4)

KeyUA limited aimed to provide clients with full life-cycle software development starting with project concept to a live application with first users. We combine business domain knowledge with technology competence and proven methodologies to deliver high-quality, cost-effective results to maximize clients’ competitive advantage and productivity.

With us you can get exactly what you need: direct communication with engineers, dedicated project manager for your convenience, senior architect to keep an eye on project development, free consultancy and many other benefits. 

List of our work includes Cloud/SaaS enterprise products, Online Social Marketplace, Social networking and community portals,Booking software, Sports Websites, Betting and Gambling Systems, Financial tools and many other.

Our Technology Stack is Python/Django/Flask, PHP/Zend/Symfony/Drupal/Yii, Node.js, AngularJS, BackboneJS, EmberJS, MongoDB.

 
$10,000+
 
$25 - $49 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2008
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London, United Kingdom
headquarters
  • KeyUA
    1 Pope Street
    London SE1 3PR
    United Kingdom
other locations
  • KeyUA Dnepropetrovsk 49000
    Ukraine
    +380955492812

Portfolio

Venda (SaaS)

SaaS ecommerce platform for supporting retailers in delivering a consistent brand image across online, mobile and in-store channels.

http://venda.com/

Logicalware

Logicalware intelligent cloud – hosted solution to enable customers to manage their inbound email and social media interactions in one place. It's is used by leading brands operating in a variety of major industries.

https://www.logicalware.com/

Articurate

Contemporary Art Social Network created for emerging art and design.

https://www.articurate.net/co-curate-the-future-of-art/

Maxymiser

Maxymiser is a leading provider of cloud-based software that enables marketers to test, target and personalize what a customer sees on a Web page or mobile app.

https://www.oracle.com/marketingcloud/products/testing-and-optimization/...

Opportunity

Opportunity Network makes the right introductiON. And helps find the right deals for your business.

 

The Football Pools

The Football Pools is an online sportsbook also offering casino games, live/in-play betting, lottery, mobile casinos, lottery, mobile sportsbooks and many other software licensed in United Kingdom. It is one of online gaming sites owned by Sportech PLC.

https://www.footballpools.com/

William Hill

William Hill provides countless online gambling opportunities, including sports betting on events taking place in the UK and across the globe.

http://sports.williamhill.com/bet/en-gb

Key

Key provides specialist employment and payroll services to recruiters and contractors. Through ‘Umbrella’ product, Key offerы freelancers the freedom and flexibility of contract work alongside the stability and safety net of permanent employment.

http://key.co.com/

Frankie and Benny's

Frankie and Benny's is among the most popular family restaurant brands in the UK and trades successfully in leisure, retail and airport locations nationwide. With our help they have got ability to take bookings via site and deliver it to customers.

http://www.frankieandbennys.com/

PlayEnable

PlayEnable is a two-sided marketplace for sports and fitness activities.This unique online platform seamlessly connects sports enthusiasts with sports activity providers so that people can find and book sport activities conveniently.

https://playenable.com/

Tribearound

Tribearound platform helps to expand the network. Each user has the opportunity to create, join and share amazing experiences based on their interests and passions.

https://www.tribearound.com/

Institute of Consulting

The Institute of Consulting platform promotes excellence and is in a unique position to provide details of consulting services in every sector of the UK economy, through its high-achieving registered member listing.

http://iconsulting.org.uk/

iQuartic

iQuartic uses sophisticated artificial intelligence to process hundreds of thousands of medical records quickly and efficiently giving healthcare organizations easy access to information in real-time.

http://iquartic.com/

Complete Case

Premier affordable divorce center. Process provides you with completed divorce documents. Access completed divorce forms after a short online interview. There are no lengthy completion or delivery periods.

http://www.completecase.com/

This plarform works for both job seekers and employers. Application allows to match the most appropriate job seekers to the most relevant jobs.

http://hiire.co.uk/

Reviews

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Web Dev for Chef Catering Platform

“They’re really dedicated, and if I were asked to advise my partners, I would recommend KeyUA.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Mar. 2014 - Apr. 2016
Project summary: 

KeyUA used Jungle to develop the front and backend of a website which they later tested and rapidly fixed bugs on.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Moscow, Russia
Program Manager, Chef Catering Platform
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

KeyUA’s professional demeanor, transparent progress, and quick problem solving proves they are devoted to their work.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I was the program manager of a company in Moscow, Russia.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with KeyUA?

We needed a website developed.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

KeyUA used Jungle to develop the front and backend of a website for us, which they later tested and fixed bugs on. Their team is really dedicated to their work, and it was a pleasure to work with them. They provided regular progress reports to keep us up to date on the project.

What is the team dynamic?

There were about 3 developers working on our site, and they were all really friendly. They were patient with us when we had a lot of questions.

How did you come to work with KeyUA?

I found that they were really professional with their work.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent $18,000 with them.

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked with them from March 2014-April 2016.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The site is working well, and their progress reports during the project informed us on all stages of their work. When the website was finished, they fixed all the bugs we noticed within an hour. They’re really dedicated, and if I were asked to advise my partners, I would recommend KeyUA.

How did KeyUA perform from a project management standpoint?

I have no doubts in their capabilities. We were always online because of the number of subjects to discuss, and we mainly communicated via Skype or phone.

What did you find most impressive about them?

I noticed some bugs in the website and they fixed them very quickly.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I’ve had bad experiences with other companies, but KeyUA is very professional and I plan on continuing the relationship when I go back to work.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    We did have some issues bringing in the banking systems, but they were understanding when the schedule got a little tough. We made a deal regarding pay, scheduling, and timing, so there were no problems.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    KeyUA was recommended to us by our partner, and their price was right for us compared to the competition.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    We have no problems with them. We will continue to work with them because they are good in this area.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    Totally 5.

App Dev for Cab Service App Startup

"We have seen very good results…. I am happy with them."

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

KeyUA developed an iOS application using Python and Swift for an international taxi service application. A web portal and an Android app using Java are forthcoming.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Kiev, Ukraine
COO, Cab Service Startup
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

An initial call with a QA Manager – who responded even though on sick leave at the time – set a positive tone for the rest of the partnership. The experienced team communicated regularly, even outside business hours if needed, and the overall cost, quality, and delivery times were satisfactory.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.
I am the COO of a taxi service application started by my business partner. We decided to create an Uber-style application but for business needs.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with KeyUA Ltd?
We had an idea for the application and searched on Google search for development teams in Ukraine. We needed to tell the product story, so they [KeyUA Ltd] created wireframes, specifications, and a project description for us as part of the presales process before we even had a contract in place.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?
KeyUA developed our application using Python on the backend and Swift for the iOS application. In the upcoming months, we will also develop an Android version using Java. They mainly interacted with my business partner. I worked on the management side, deciding what to do for the next step. They assigned 1 developer for the backend, 2 for the iOS application, as well as a QA tester, a designer, and a project manager. It was quite a big team. Beginning in September 2017, 1Android developer and 1 frontend developer for our website will be added.

How did you come to work with KeyUA Ltd?
We started our research using different resources, and we field-checked Clutch.co, Quora, and some other sources for mobile developers. My partner only looked for mobile and web developers from Ukraine because our goal was to save money. British resources would have been too expensive for our startup.

We called KeyUA, and their QA manager responded, even though I believe he was on sick leave at the time. He was still able to help, and we had a Skype meeting the next day. The manager was able to communicate with him even outside of business hours, at 10 PM or midnight. It was the perfect start in terms of communication, and the schedule worked perfectly.

Their Clutch.co profile was the only stat we’d seen for KeyUA, and it was relatively new. They told us that they hadn’t used the site previously. We requested some references from one of their previous clients in the UK who had a project for a jobs platform, as well as one from the US. We emailed the customers and asked about their experience, but we had already decided to work with KeyUA regardless. We were comfortable with their team and rates.

How much have you invested with KeyUA Ltd?
It would be hard to say overall, since we plan to develop a web portal and an Android app as well. So far, we’ve spent $50,000–$60,000.

What is the status of this engagement?
We first contacted KeyUA in early September 2016, and we communicated for a long time before starting the project. The development will continue until the end of summer 2017, after which we will start the next phase.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any evidence that would demonstrate the productivity, quality of work, or the impact of the engagement?
We have seen very good results, and they finalized sprints even earlier than we requested. We are building almost the same application as what Uber currently has, but with a different approach. We have been able to save a lot of money through KeyUA.

Our application is already running on iOS, but it’s not yet available on the App Store, since we’re only starting to promote it in the autumn. We have a working demo for investors, and I’m excited to start promoting it in Ukraine, Russia, and beyond. We will cover every location perhaps with the exception of the United States.

How did KeyUA Ltd perform from a project management standpoint?
We have weekly meetings and receive daily reports.

What did you find most impressive about KeyUA Ltd?
The management was good on a high level. They have good pricing and very good quality.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    I would have given them more work since we’ve usually finalized things early.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I am happy with them.

Web Development for Real Estate Firm

"They said they are doing great work and they’re a great company. I’m glad to work with them."

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

KeyUA Ltd helps develop a web app using JavaScript and Python for the Spanish real estate market.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Minsk, Belarus
CEO, Development Agency
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

KeyUA provides clear expectations and updates. Their work thus far has been satisfactory, and their diligence makes them stand out. They deliver high-quality work, on time.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

We are a development agency. I’m the CEO.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with KeyUA Ltd?

We hired them to develop a real estate web application for a Spanish market.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

The application is built in Node.js, a framework of JavaScript, for the frontend, and Python for backend. We’re also using automated testing. There are five resources working on this project: two backend developers, one frontend developer, one designer and one project manager. In the future, we will be working with a testing person.

How did you come to work with KeyUA Ltd?

My friends advised me to speak with them. They said they are doing great work and they’re a great company. I’m glad to work with them; it’s been a pleasure.

How much have you invested with KeyUA Ltd?

We have spent $60,000 so far for this project. I’m currently paying $10,000 per month.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started the project in January 2017, and it’s ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

I can’t give you the results because the project is under NDA. KeyUA is doing their work and doing it properly. We’re having great business at the moment.

How did KeyUA Ltd perform from a project management standpoint?

They’re using JIRA for project management. It fits me and it’s great.

What did you find most impressive about KeyUA Ltd?

Everything suits me. They’ve given me regular reports about the work they’re doing. Everything is working great. The quality is clear and readable and understandable. The website is working properly.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    There was no problem with deadlines. Everything was great.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    The price suits me.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I recommend them to my colleagues.

Mobile App for Doctor Booking Startup

"I’m very happy with the results of their work."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
July 2015 - Nov. 2016
Project summary: 

KeyUA transformed a general web and mobile healthcare app idea into a functional platform, developing the website backend and frontend from scratch and creating both Android and iOS versions.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
London, United Kingdom
Product Manager, Doctor Booking Startup
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Thanks to KeyUA’s high-quality work, third-party specialists praised the apps’ reliable performance and intuitive design. The team’s responsiveness, sophisticated architecture, and accurate cost and scheduling estimates contributed to a productive partnership.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m a product manager for a startup related to the healthcare industry.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with KeyUA?

We had a rough idea for a web and mobile healthcare application and went to KeyUA for development.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

KeyUA helped us build our platform from scratch, starting with the initial concept. The platform is aimed at private clinics in the UK; it allows patients, doctors, and administrators to create and manage bookings. It makes appointment reminders and tracks the history of each patient and doctor, based on their accounts.

They used 4 Django developers for the backend of the website. We used AngularJS on the frontend and later migrated to Angular 2. For the mobile applications, we used Java for the Android version and Swift on iOS.

How did you come to work with KeyUA?

We found them through online research.

How much have you invested with KeyUA?

The cost of their work has been approximately $100,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with KeyUA in the summer of 2015 and finished around November of 2016. The project lasted for a year, and we’ve spent a lot of time on design.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

As a product manager, I have been completely satisfied with the quality of their work. KeyUA had separate development teams for iOS and Android backend and frontend work. They also provided free-of-charge architecture through an experienced resource. We had 2 designers who worked perfectly with us. I’m very happy with the results of their work. We stuck to the estimated timeline, and their price estimation was good as well.

In terms of quality, we had a code review with our customer, using their technical specialists, who reported that the code worked well.

How did KeyUA perform from a project management standpoint?

We have mostly used phone calls but also incorporated Viber. Our manager was on business trips at times and relied on that tool. We also used Skype, email, Slack, and JIRA, which was very convenient for our project due to its ability to save history.

What did you find most impressive about KeyUA?

I am not a developer, and I haven’t worked with other teams, but I was happy with KeyUA.

Are there any areas KeyUA could improve?

Using separate developers for each portion of the job would be an improvement.

5.0
Overall Score This is the best experience I’ve had in my 8-year career.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    We got everything within the time we wanted.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    We received good quality.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Web Dev for Contemporary Art Social Network

"KeyUA's work has definitely helped us increase our audience during the launch. We will definitely work with KeyUA again in the future."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
4.5
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
Project summary: 

KeyUA helped the company develop a social network for artists and commissioners, which included a crowdfunding system, Stripe payment integrations, and related functionalities using Django and Python.

The Reviewer
 
2-10 Employees
 
London, United Kingdom
Founder, Art Social Network
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The work definitely helped increase the social network’s audience during the launch. The client is happy with the service and they will work with them again in the future. They were responsive, but development speed was cited as an area for improvement.​

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

We are a crowdfunding platform for contemporary arts which allows artists to share profits with their backers, after selling their works. I am the founder.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with KeyUA?

Before our model pivoted, we built a website featuring art, where users could save pieces into their collection, give likes, follow artists, and so on.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

KeyUA helped us build a social network for the arts using Django Python. We worked with one full-time developer from KeyUA; my understanding is that he was supervised by a senior person. The developer was assigned to us, so we weren't involved in the selection process.

KeyUA also helped build the crowdfunding system for the website, providing Stripe payment integrations as well as other functionalities related to the model.

How did you come to work with KeyUA?

KeyUA was recommended to me by someone else working with them. We appreciated the value offered, as well as the fact that KeyUA's team speaks the same language as I do. I also found KeyUA's quality of work to be high. Our project was quite complex and started from scratch, so I needed someone who could guide me, despite my lack of experience in IT.

How much have you invested with KeyUA?

The cost of KeyUA's services was $2,500 per month. KeyUA was engaged on a monthly basis; they were basically a part of our team.

What is the status of this engagement?

We aren't developing any new features, but KeyUA is currently maintaining our platform, working on occasional bugs.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We're still in the early stages of the platform and have only funded a few campaigns. KeyUA's work has definitely helped us increase our audience during the launch. We will definitely work with KeyUA again in the future.

How did KeyUA perform from a project management standpoint?

I found that taking over the communication with our developer was helpful, reducing misunderstandings. I created the design myself and spoke to him over Skype. Working through a project manager is where many communication problems arise, especially with startups.

What did you find most impressive about KeyUA?

I haven't worked with other development teams, so it would be hard to comment on this. KeyUA has been responsive so far, and I'm happy with their service.

Are there any areas KeyUA could improve?

KeyUA could improve the development speed. Certain tasks took too long to complete at times. I felt that, in some areas, our developer wasn't very experienced, taking longer to reach a goal.

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

I advise clients to hire an internal CTO or project manager who can keep track of the tasks and have regular reviews of the work, finding bugs and fixing them in a prompt manner. I wouldn't leave this for external sources. It all depends on the stage of the startup.

4.5
Overall Score
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    We still need to work on the speed of the website. There is also a number of bugs which need to be fixed.
  • 4.5 NPS
    Willing to refer

Mobile App Dev for Staffing Company

"KeyUA has good-quality engineers who are able to pick up ideas."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
4.5
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Oct. 2014 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

KeyUA built a web portal using Django and Adobe PhoneGap for the mobile platforms, and MySQL as a database for this HR software company.​

The Reviewer
 
1-10 employees
 
Paisley, United Kingdom
Mike Hughes
CEO, Hiire.co.uk
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The firm was very supportive and proved to have good quality engineers who were able to understand the ideas presented. KeyUA was responsive, running very short iterative cycles. They provided advice and ideas on certain issues and ways of moving forward.​

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

We're trying to build a new recruitment solution for millennial users on a global scale, while also creating a better experience of creating job seekers and employers. One of our companies owns our intellectual property, while the other acts as a trading arm for the software that we're building. I am the owner of both companies.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with KeyUA?

We are looking to the KeyUA team to build both our mobile assets and portal.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

KeyUA developed our solution using the Django framework and Adobe PhoneGap for the mobile platforms. We are using MySQL as a database. We have worked with 3 developers and a project manager from KeyUA, who acted as my liaison.

How did you come to work with KeyUA?

I found KeyUA through an existing relationship. I've worked with offshore companies in the past while I was running my own offshore business in India and Indonesia, so I'm familiar with the territory. The conversation with KeyUA went well, so we started working together.

How much have you invested with KeyUA?

The cost of our project with KeyUA was around $200,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with KeyUA almost 2 years ago. The platform is live at this point, but we're moving forward with continued enhancements and feature development. KeyUA is currently working on some white-labeling opportunities for the platform.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We use a general scrum Agile methodology, so there are no particular numerical metrics I could cite. We were a startup, so by definition, we didn't have all the answers. As I discovered new things around our client base, KeyUA was asked to respond, creating appropriate tools. Having this way of working is appropriate for out type of solution. There are lots of small iterations, instead of a waterfall approach. I am not interested in how many lines of code per day we write; everything is based on functional requirements and business needs. The collaboration has been going well in this sense. KeyUA has been very supportive.

How did KeyUA perform from a project management standpoint?

We have used tools like Trello in order to support our communication, but we generally talk via Skype and email and simply get the work done. I've also used Balsamiq for wireframing. Some people may be uncomfortable with this way of working, but I prefer to have KeyUA build iterations which are put into staging, allowing me to check out functionalities and quality assurance issues. I need to make sure that a functionality will work from a business point of view first. Running off of specification built 6 months previously is too slow.

What did you find most impressive about KeyUA?

KeyUA has good-quality engineers who are able to pick up ideas. Not all of them are strong in terms of English skills, but this hasn't been a major barrier. Everything has generally worked well.

KeyUA's team has been involved in a number of past projects, so I've been able to ask for their advice on certain issues. I've gotten back some good ideas on ways of moving forward. KeyUA pays attention to what's happening in the market.

Are there any areas KeyUA could improve?

There's nothing specific I could mention.

4.5
Overall Score KeyUA has been very good. I have no issues at all.
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    We run very short iterative cycles, and KeyUA has been responsive to this.
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    KeyUA has reasonable prices and I'm assured that I'm getting value for money.
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Nothing is perfect.
  • 4.5 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I've actually recommended KeyUA today to a company looking for offshore resources.