Mobile apps for airlines, banks and business

We develop mobile application for business, airlines, banks, startups and life. Companies from TOP-100 of Russia are our clients. 

We test our product decisions on focus groups; our art directors, which has a great amount of interface solutions, verify design; and architects with 10 years’ experience of industry commercial development project software. QA department has a huge set of test equipment and starts work with requirements testing, design verification for compliance with Apple and Google guidelines and finalizes with customer acceptance tests.

We choose project management framework depending on type of the projects, use both Scrum and Waterfall.

In addition to the excellent design and perfect code, we also carry out complex integration of our applications with customer systems such as banking software or Navitaire reservation systems. According to this we develop separated intermediate middleware servers.

 

 
$50,000+
 
$25 - $49 / hr
 
50 - 249
 Founded
2013
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Kaliningrad, Russia
headquarters

Portfolio

Key clients: 

Pobeda Airlines, UTair Airlines, E&Y, RESO-Garantiya, Whiskas, RosEvroBank, BinBank, Burger King and etc.

Aeroclub

The application was created as an alternative travel channel specifically for corporate clients of the Aeroclub. 

Using the service customers can:

- find out the cost and availability of tickets and rooms in hotels, send selected options for registration;

- communicate with the agent through the chat;

- view the history of planned and committed trips;

- stay informed about changes during the trip: start of check-in for the flight, current orders;

- download tickets and vouchers to the personal account.

We developed both Android and iOS app.

RosEvroBank

We are working to expand the functionality of the existing mobile application of RosEvroBank. In addition to improving the stability of the system and maintaining the quality of the services provided, we regularly add new features to the application:

- a personal financial manager - a system for analyzing the costs incurred by bank customers;

- function "FingerPrint";

- opening of savings deposits and much more.

We are working with both platforms: Android and iOS

BinBank

The application of BinBank took the second place among mobile banking applications according to the 2017 year annual research of the analytical agency Markswebb Rank & Report.

Under the supervision of the bank's specialists, we program parts of the functional.

Great Eight

Especially for Great Eight Creativity Festival (G8) we have developed a mobile application that allows its users to be one step ahead of others, learning about the changes in the event.

The schedule of the sections, information about speakers and reports, reminders of the key lectures of the Festival, important messages from the organizers and networking for the participants - all of these we were able to implement for the visitors of the G8 in the shortest possible time.

Utair

The long-awaited update за Utair app with new design made by Redmadrobot and new logic developed by KODE.

The app allows users to buy tickets, purchase additional services, online check-in for user and his travel companions, select and pay for a comfortable place, get QR-code for boarding, unregister and etc.

WHISKAS

The app works as a personal assistant for kitten care.

You can create the calendar for caring, receive notifications about important events in kitten's life and learn more about cats from our Catopedia.

We developed iOS and Android versions.

BlueOrange

We create useful app for BlueOrange - one of the latvian banks.

Thanks to the app, users can monitor theit BlueOrange accounts, view the list of issued cards, latest transactions, and reserved amounts. The service also lets users contact banking specialists for advice or technical support.

We developed iOS and Android versions.

Pobeda Airlines

Low-cost airline "Pobeda" (included in "Aeroflot Group") by the first year-end came into the Top 10 largest carriers in Russia.

The app allow users to buy flight tickets of "Pobeda" Airline using easy and handy flight search and airfare calendar. There is a lot of helpful information including Flight timetable, online flight board, tariffs and charges info, terms and conditions of carriage. Also users can look their booking in personal account.

TYPE OF WORK: Full-cycle app development (iOS & Android)

Russian language by Pushkin Institute

App made for Pushkin Intitute and gives an opportunity to learn Russian on your own.
You can learn basic words by word cards. Learn new words every day using different categories. 
You can check level of your knowledge using our tests.
Learn more about russian history and culture using quizzes.

Android for CIS citizens - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ru.appkode.rulearn

iOS for CIS citizens - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/learn-russian/id1205661549?l=ru&ls=1&mt=8

iOS for english speakers - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/learn-russian/id1205661549?l=ru&ls=1&mt=8

FoodFox

Foodfox is a mobile application service for quick food delivery from restaurants.

Users can order meal from the restaurants that previously were not available for delivery, and get it for 40 minutes.

This start-up has been estimated at $ 4-8 million and received in July 2016 an investment of $ 1 million.

The app got the first place in Tagline Prize-2016 as "The best service app"

MR Group Webcam

Real time broadcast from cameras located at objects that are being under construction by MR Group company.

TYPE OF WORKFull-cycle app development (iOS & Android, iPad)

AvtoDost

AvtoDost is a mobile social and commercial network of the traffic participants providing to you fastest and safest, most convenient and effective way to be in touch, to share knowledge and get useful information, to get acquainted and help each other, to earn and save. 

AvtoDost offers subject communication between traffic participants, communication with owners of similar car, urgent communication with a motorist, automobile acquaintances.

TYPE OF WORK: Full-cycle app development (iOS & Android)

AWARDS: 1st place at the GoldenApp contest in 2016 in Social networks category.

My Yugra

My Ugra is an information portal of Khanty-Mansi Autonomous district.

The app allows finding a lot of useful information for living, leisure and traveling in this unique and interesting place.

TYPE OF WORK: Full-cycle app development (iOS & Android)

AWARDS: the winner of the award “Leaders of tourist industry-2015” in Moscow as “The Best innovative project – mobile app”.

EY Mining & Metals

This application is designed for Top managers of mining and metallurgical industries and is distributed individually.

The app allows EY clients to acquaint with latest industry reports, follow major world events for mining and metallurgical industries, get timely latest information of industry events and exhibitions. 

TYPE OF WORK: Full-cycle app development (iOS & Android, iPad)

Mouzenidis Travel

The mobile app for the largest tourist company in Greece Mouzenidis Travel.

The app allows users to choose and book tours, view detailed information about tours, hotels and excursions, find the nearest office of the company and look throught the history of previous bookings. 

Private Guide

Private Guide provides the service of selection excursions carried out by private guides according to users requests.

The app helps to find your personal guide anywhere in the world. Tourists can find all necessary information about guides in any city and connects with them. Moreover, you can use geolocation to find a guide near you or discuss all issues in the app messenger.

Private guides can publish information about their excursions, work experience and keep history of orders and communication with tourists.

TYPE OF WORK: Full-cycle app development (iOS & Android)

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Audiobook Mobile App for Christian Nonprofit

The way that they helped us analyze our goals was effective because it made us understand our objectives.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
June 2012 - Sept. 2013
Project summary: 

KODE developed a mobile app that allowed users to access audiobooks from a media library. They collaborated with internal web developers to establish project milestones and design the app’s layout.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Moscow, Russia
IT Manager, Christian Media Nonprofit
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The app quickly gained a stable following of listeners. Despite setbacks on the web development side, KODE was able to adapt to the changes and provide critical counsel on the project’s development. The team communicated clearly, maintained a flexible approach, and delivered a stable app.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

We’re a small but popular non-profit Christian charity fund in Moscow, Russia; we’re also a charity fund. I’m the IT manager responsible for the company sites and apps.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire KODE?

We were working on a big update for our media library to give our loyal users a new experience. This update was crucial for us, requiring a lengthy transition into new site altogether. We decided to create a mobile app for our users to facilitate the transition to our new platform. As such, we needed resources to build a mobile app that could access the audiobooks we were creating.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted an easily accessible app to ease our transition to the new site.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

As a nonprofit, we had difficulty finding developers who could do high-quality work within our limited budget. However, KODE was able to work with our finances and gave us the best proposal.

Describe the project in detail.

We were already in the middle of our site update when we started working with KODE. They developed a roadmap for the engagement, created maps of all the app screens, and designed the visuals to coordinate with our site. However, we encountered problems with our update, so we had to start over.

KODE waited for us to develop the new update before creating a new roadmap. Once they determined the project requirements, they built the app alongside our site, and we launched them together.

What was the team composition?

We worked primarily with a project manager who addressed all of our concerns, but we know there was also a developer and a designer working in the background.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any outcomes from the project that demonstrate progress or success?

After a few minor updates within the first months of the launch, we gained a stable audience for our audiobooks. This was a great result for us.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

We communicated consistently through phone calls, email, and Skype. Our project manager also came to our office a few times for briefings.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

We appreciated the team’s flexibility; they understood our circumstances, especially with our update difficulties, and still created a great app. The way that they helped us analyze our goals was effective because it made us understand our objectives. They even guided us to figure out things that we didn’t know we needed.

Are there any areas for improvement?

No, nothing comes to mind.

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

iOS & Android Apps for Education Software Co.

"They kept the deadlines and had good management."

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

KODE developed a specialized gaming app for a large event, which necessitated building in the capacity for many users and cross-compatibility for both iOS and Android.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Moscow, Russia
Alexander Sadovoy
Owner, Interactive Solutions Group
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The app proved to be a success, with positive attendee feedback and even requests for clones after the fact. The KODE team delivered exactly to expectations, working from the initial idea to creating a job plan to constructing the app itself.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

At Interactive Solutions Group, we develop different types of education programs for EBG [Engineering Business Group] companies and small businesses. We also develop software solutions to arrange our educational programs. I’m the owner.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with KODE?

We had a lack of resources in-house. We were working for a huge program for one of the biggest insurance companies in Russia. For their 25th anniversary, they requested us to arrange an interactive or welcome zone during their event. We developed a quest/treasure-hunting game, but to arrange it, we needed a mobile application that the attendees could install on their own devices.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We developed the idea and the logistics of the event, and the code was given to KODE so they could develop the app for us. We understood what it should look like and the kind of functionality it should have. They provided the technical requirements, supplying the types of tasks they should do. They also gave us the exact job plan. Once we approved it, they started with the design. After that approval, they began to build the app itself.

The app is for both iOS and Android. One of the biggest problems was publishing it in the App Store, and they helped us publish it on our own account.

We recently received requests for a clone of this app for another company, so we're going to get it from KODE again in December 2017.

What is the team dynamic?

There were about 6 people, including the manager, from their side.

How did you come to work with them?

Certain famous Russian mobile app developers recommended us to go to KODE.

How much have you invested with them?

$10,000. When the app is cloned, it will be at least half of that price.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in June 2016 until November 2016. We are now going to continue our collaboration with KODE.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The involvement was about 17%, which was great for that kind of an event. It was a 1-day app, so we used it for the event and then closed it. We had about 7,000 users, and almost all of them said it was good, as well as convenient and easy to understand.

How did they perform from a project management standpoint?

In comparison to other Russian developers, they were really cool: they provided all the information on time, they kept to their plans, and had good communication via email. Everything was perfect.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They kept the deadlines and had good management. There weren't any mistakes.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They’re expensive, but good service should cost a lot.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I’ve recommended them to other companies, my colleagues, and friends.

iOS & Android Apps for Russian Language Institute

"KODE always does their best to fulfill all of our wishes and create a polished final product."

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

KODE built, implemented, and launched two apps on the iOS and Android platforms. The apps helped non-native speakers practice Russian through lessons and quizzes. 

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Moscow, Russia
Maria Lebedeva
Head of Innovation, Pushkin State Institute
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Users commented that the apps were both accessible and highly effective, suggesting their value as a global resource. KODE earned praise for their responsive project management, efficient handling of personnel issues, and commitment to building outstanding solutions.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m head of the Laboratory for Innovative Methods and Innovative Approach to Learning Languages at the Pushkin State Institute of Russian Language. Our focus is teaching Russian as a foreign language, and I conduct research and make products related to digital forms of language education.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with KODE?

We needed a mobile app for learning, studying, and teaching Russian that could be used by our students and teachers.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

KODE implemented two applications for us. The first app was built to train Russian-language students from countries in the former Soviet Union, including Armenia, Tajikistan, and Kyrgyzstan. Russian is a second language for those students, and we wanted to give them a way to practice their skills. The app features grammar and vocabulary tests, and also provides interesting cultural information (on subjects like Russian literature and history) that helps connect users to the language.

The second application helps English-language students from Europe learn Russian from scratch. It also utilizes quiz formats, though the difficulty level is much lower than the first app.

We needed both applications to work with iOS and Android. After we provided the educational content, KODE handled everything, including uploading the applications to the market.

What is the team dynamic?

There were six people on our side. I was the team leader, working with five teachers to provide content.

How did you come to work with KODE?

State institutions in the Russian Federation cannot choose contractors without going through an official procedure. We began by seeking bids from development companies. Three companies expressed an interest in the project, including KODE.

Of those three, KODE had experience in educational apps and Russian language. They offered competitive prices, and they provided the most detailed proposal.

How much have you invested with them?

It was ₽5,000,000 (Russian rubles. Roughly $87,000).

What is the status of this engagement?

We began early discussions in October 2016. Our work together is ongoing, but the project is about 99% complete.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

While I don’t have any statistics available at this time, working with KODE has helped make our internal team more prepared and effective. Our students and teachers now have a new tool for training and developing language skills. Users have given positive feedback, saying the mobile apps make learning Russian simple and convenient. In the future, these apps will likely help attract new students and clients from all over the world.

How did KODE perform from a project management standpoint?

Since we’re based in Moscow and KODE is based in Kaliningrad, we are unable to meet in person. We use Google Docs to share tables and content, and communicate through Skype and email.

While KODE had to remove our first project manager over communication and scheduling issues, I was very happy with his replacement, who made sure everything was delivered on time.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Unlike other contractors I’ve worked with, KODE always does their best to fulfill all of our wishes and create a polished final product. When we reported issues with the first manager, they replaced him immediately and sacrificed time and money to ensure that the project stayed on schedule. I'm very grateful to them for that.

Are there any areas they could improve?

KODE could have anticipated the issues with the first manager and prevented that situation.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I’ve already recommended KODE to others.

iOS & Android Dev for Eastern European Based Bank

"It was a successful engagement for us, and we liked their approach."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Oct. 2016 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

KODE developed and designed the frontend of a mobile app MVP for Android and iOS. The team will add features and assist with marketing for the next release.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Latvia
Head of Software, International Bank
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The engagement was successful, resulting in 10% user adoption and plans for a second release. Marketing is expected to lead to full user adoption. While KODE encountered a few resource allocation hiccups, the team brings strong skills, valuable collaboration, and quality deliverables to the table.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

We are a bank working mainly in Latvia, but we have clients worldwide. I am the head of the software development division. I am responsible for communicating with KODE on our app development.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with KODE?

We wanted to develop our own mobile app for clients, allowing them to access their banking accounts from their phones. We had a web and mobile version of the system, but we wanted to develop an actual app, so we started looking for a company that could do that.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

KODE created a project plan and a design for our application, based on our business and design goals. After the concept stage, we started developing the iOS and Android versions. Both were started at the same time, but the Android version was done a bit faster. At the end of the project, all functionalities were synchronized for both platforms. We developed the backend internally.

The app allows clients to use the same authentication methods as the web platform with DIGIPASS. It displays account balance, card status, and a transaction list. The second version will have more features for payments, document signing, communication with the bank, etc.

We handled the submission process on our own but are planning to work with KODE on marketing for the next release.

What is the team dynamic?

The team size varied from three to eight people. I worked as project manager and interacted with KODE’s coordinator on a daily basis.

How did you come to work with KODE?

We were looking for companies experienced with mobile application development. The options on the local market were quite expensive, so we interviewed five to six of the largest and most experienced companies in Russia. One of those was KODE, who offered us the best proposal. In total, we checked out 10 companies online.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with KODE in October 2016. We launched the app’s first release in June 2017 and are currently working on the next release.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We are working on a new version because the MVP was a success with clients. Our app is being used by approximately 10% of clients–60–70% of whom are Android users. That’s not a lot, but the app’s functionalities are limited and we didn’t do any active marketing for the MVP. We are planning a larger marketing push for the next version, and we’re confident that almost all of our clients will start using the app.

How did KODE perform from a project management standpoint?

The process went fine for the most part. We had some issues with resource allocation, and a couple of developers were moved to another project at one point. There were some planning mistakes on our side as well, and we didn’t synchronize the two parts of the project—frontend and backend—as well as we should have.

We are generally satisfied with KODE’s quality of work. They were open to discuss anything, at any time. They offered their ideas for addressing particular challenges.

We used JIRA on our side, and Redmine for our collaboration with their team.

What did you find most impressive about them?

It was great to work with them. KODE is strong in terms of planning and designing apps. It was a successful engagement for us, and we liked their approach. There were some changes in the team, but some of the developers were quite strong.

Are there any areas they could improve?

They need to focus more on planning their resource allocation.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    The resource changes and some problems on our side affected scheduling. We also didn’t synchronize their frontend work with our backend work.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I would refer them and will continue to work with KODE in the future. They are a great team.

iOS & Android Dev Cat Caretaking App

"We needed to create an app that actually works, and KODE did a good job."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
4.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Nov. 2016 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

KODE supplies augmented resources to create various mobile apps for an advertising company. They focus on the technical implementation with the latest project being a cat-caretaking application.

The Reviewer
 
1,001-5,000 Employees
 
Moscow, Russia
Yuiry Marin
Producer, BBDO Moscow
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

One main app built by KODE currently has a 5-star rating on the App Store and Google Play. They’ve been patient and dedicated, and they learned over time how to manage a development process with such a large company and various vendors. They’re a loyal team that deeply understands a brand.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the senior digital producer at BBDO, a creative agency that works with big companies, like Mars, and does advertising projects for them to help them promote their products. I’m the lead on the projects for Mars, and I manage the production parts.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with KODE?

We did a lot of different types of ads for Mars, including commercials and radio ads. In Russia, Mars usually performs well in classic media like TV and print. They’re a classic corporation, and they can't change quickly in the digital era nor do they have expertise in digital.

We are also not great at digital or mobile apps, but we’re good at creating ideas. Our main challenge with KODE was helping Mars achieve their marketing goals with mobile Android and iOS apps, and we needed a partner to help us convert our idea into that app.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Mars has a lot of requirements for technical projects, so there were a number of suppliers used on this project. One supplier helped us make sure the projects were secure and safe, another supplier built the web app, and a third supplier was responsible for hosting the overall code. It was a big challenge for us to coordinate all of them.

We’ve been creating this technical task for about 3 months. It’s been a nerve-wracking process because this is a new and challenging project for Mars, and we had to invent a whole process for it. There were 3 parts to the project: After we completed the technical task, we started producing it, designing it, and creating prototypes for it. It took us about a month or two to discuss all of the screens, buttons, and functionality because the app had to fit the technical and design requirements as well as Mars’ strict brand guidelines. The next step was creating our first alpha version, which took about a month.

The app is called Grow Together. It included a calendar as well as a part called Catopedia, which is an encyclopedia for new cat owners. The app helps new cat owners get all of the information they need to complete different tasks and know more about how to feed their kitten and look after it. Grow Together was originally made more than 2 years ago with another supplier. It worked at that time, but it was not the best app in the world because it had a lot of bugs and didn't work well. The big test for KODE was to reinvent it, to make it look stylish, to make it work better, and to get more users using the app, because a lot of users that download the app, sometimes they just use it for an hour and then forget about it. We needed to create an app that actually works, and KODE did a good job.

How did you come to work with KODE?

The project we did with KODE started long before we ever discussed it with them. Every time we create a project for Mars, we first have to complete a lot of internal steps. We create the idea, and then discuss it with the creative director and their marketing guys because the project must fit into the overall marketing plans. When we were able to describe how the idea would be presented, we took the idea to our marketing team, which liked it. Then we started searching for a partner that would help us produce it.

Every time we start producing something for Mars, we have to begin the complicated process of finding a partner that will fit Mars’ financial and process requirements. The potential partner has to be big and experienced, and their work must fit within Mars’ budget. We also need the names of at least 3 suppliers, and those suppliers will be evaluated based on their portfolios, experience, managing and design skills, and so on. For this project, one of the suppliers was KODE, who provided the best technical solution. Mars was happy with it. After Mars selected KODE, we started designing an overall process.

How much have you invested with KODE?

There was a huge overall budget for all of the work we did together, not just the app, and I think that is about $100,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

I think we began working together in November 2016. We are currently in the middle of our second version of the Grow Together app, and we’re continuing to develop it.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

For now, we’re quite happy, because our app’s rating on Google Play and iTunes is 5 stars, which tells us a lot about its quality. It’s a huge step forward compared to the first version of the app we made 2 years ago, and we’re happy with it. In September, we created usability tests with another supplier; a lot of people said it was a good test and the idea for the app is great.

How did KODE perform from a project management standpoint?

Doing projects with huge companies like Mars is always a challenge, because Mars does not move quickly. It’s always a long process. After KODE creates something for us, then we may want them to apply or change something, and then they need to confirm those changes with Mars. For example, one screen can take us 2 weeks, and that’s an easy case. Sometimes it takes months. It was a challenge for them, because they’re a digital company and it’s a different world, but they did a good job. Another good thing about KODE is that they were not fighting for every dollar, because we were providing them loyalty and they were doing what we needed them to do.

What did you find most impressive about KODE?

For us, their biggest strength is their mobile expertise, and we need their advice on how things should be done in that area. KODE was constantly giving us recommendations on how we should make every screen connect with the brand personality and how that will help us create not just a brand app, but an app that will help users achieve their goals. All in all, KODE is fine. Their loyalty is another one of their strengths. They understand our needs, and there are no management problems with them.

Are there any areas KODE could improve?

It would be better for us if KODE had more experience working with bigger companies because we are in completely different worlds. Small digital companies work differently from huge corporations that have internal processes, innovation, etc.

5.0
Overall Score I'm absolutely happy with KODE. We had some problems, but I’m still happy with them.
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Let’s say 4 or 5 because we had some late deadlines because of them. 
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    That’s a hard question, because we are not building a lot of mobile apps, so I can't compare KODE to other companies. There were suppliers that were more expensive than KODE, and some that were less expensive. Let’s say 4.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Working with KODE was a great experience for me. I had no problems with their expertise. 
  • 4.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Mobile App Dev for Russian Airline

"We've seen some very good responses and the ratings have improved."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
June 2015 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

KODE developed an iOS and Android app to manage all digital functionalities for an airline. Features included booking and check-in systems, priority boarding and seat selection.

The Reviewer
 
Moscow, Russia
Elena Mett
Marketing, Pobeda
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

KODE struggled to settle on a stable project management system, but once they did, their deliverables were excellent and customer feedback has been high. KODE went above and beyond to get the job done.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization.

We're a low-cost airline company in Russia.

What is your position?

I am the head of the marketing department, responsible for all web advertising and for our mobile application.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What business challenge were you trying to address with KODE?

We wanted to develop a mobile application for Android and iOS.

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their involvement in greater detail.

KODE developed our application. It allows users to book tickets, manage bookings, and check in online. People traveling with family or friends can enter dates and the number of fellow passengers in order to book the necessary tickets. We also have integration with our purchase system, so people can select seats, buy additional services like insurance and priority boarding, VIP launch, fast check, and so on. The app provides additional information like city guides and maps, which helps travelers at their destinations.

How did you come to work with KODE?

We put together an RFP detailing the final product and the budget. KODE fit our criteria the best.

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

The cost of KODE's work on our application was €150,000. [$162,000]

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with KODE on the current project in the summer of 2016. Our first collaboration with them, for another company, was in June 2015. We have an ongoing contract until August 2017, and we plan to prolong it. We have a development roadmap for this year, and also use KODE for maintenance and support.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any statistics or metrics from this engagement?

Because of company bureaucracy, we've needed to cut the budget for the application, and have made small releases for it over time. Because of the initial lack in functionalities, we had some negative feedback initially. The application was very poor compared to our website and had two-star ratings on Google Play and the Apple Store.

Since all that happened, we've seen some very good responses and the ratings have improved. We have continued to make improvements using KODE, covering all customer requests.

How did KODE perform from a project management standpoint?

We used to have some problems around project management, but the process is great now. We are working with a project manager and a business-analysis specialist. Our development is divided into business analysis and the coding itself.

What distinguishes KODE from other providers?

Even when we had problems with our website developer, KODE tried to solve the situation. Our other partner is based in Spain, but KODE offered to travel to their location and work together.

Is there anything KODE could have improved or done differently?

Earlier in our collaboration, KODE changed account managers frequently, switching between three people over the course of a year. It wasn't convenient for me since each one had a different technical approach. We were ultimately assigned a manager who didn't come from an IT background, and who communicated much better with me. We have a stable team at the moment.

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

Mobile Dev for Motorist Social Network

“They were the most honest and excellent mobile development team I’ve encountered in Russia.”

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

KODE developed a mobile app that connects motorists and lets them share information in real time. The app was eventually bought by a competitor.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Baku, Azerbaijan
Samir Mukhtarzada
CTO, Gen Technologies LLC
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The collaboration yielded an award-winning app, thanks to KODE’s strategic approach and attention to detail. Their efficiency helped keep the project on track and within the budget.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m the CTO of GEN Technologies LLC, a reseller of about 60 high-tech brands. We also launched YOL, an award-winning startup.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire KODE?

We hired KODE to develop a mobile knowledge network for car owners, drivers, and passengers.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted to diversify our business.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We found them on the Internet.

Describe the project in detail.

YOL is a social and commercial network that provides a fast and safe way for motorists and stay in touch. It is an effective and convenient way to share knowledge, get useful information, and receive help from fellow travelers. For example, owners of similar cars can get acquainted through the mobile app. It also allows users to earn and even save money.

Explain how the solution addressed your business challenge.

The solution fully addressed the needs of our target audience.

What was the team composition?

As the product manager, I worked with 1 project manager, 2 iOS developers, 2 Android developers, and 1 backend developer.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What outcomes or results can you share that demonstrate progress and/or success?

The app won first place in the social networks category of the 2016 Golden App contest. Eventually, it was sold to a strategic competitor.

How effective was the project management?

The project management was handled by Alexey Kozak [CEO, KODE]. It was effective; they met every deadline and the QA [quality assurance] process was extremely productive.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

I loved 2 things about them. First, there were no critical bugs in any of the releases. Second, they acted not as contractors but rather as business partners, even co-founders. Aside from design and functionality, they also considered business factors, monetization, marketing, and product-market fit. They saved us a lot of money by convincing us not to develop unnecessary functions. At the same time, they developed some critical features at their own expense. They were the most honest and excellent mobile development team I’ve encountered in Russia.

5.0
Overall Score It’s a great company for developing mobile products.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They hit all of the deadlines.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They were cheaper than any other studio.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They were superb.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    It’s very likely.