Web and Mobile development

LaSoft is a European, business-oriented software development company that helps startups disrupt markets, get traction - by building innovative applications.

At the moment, our team consists of 55 multi-talented and experienced professionals in-house including software engineers, designers, project managers and quality assurances.

We have an extensive experience in web development using Ruby on Rails, React.js, Node.js, Angular.js, Backbone.js, HTML5, CSS3 and mobile development using Ionic.

Our company can easily suggest both an extension of your in-house team with our highly skilled and experienced developers and a turn-key solution provider in the next business domains such as e-commerce, real estate, marketplaces, law compliance, social networks, human resource management and health care.

Since 2014 LaSoft has successfully delivered 40 small and big web projects to its international clients from USA, Europe, UK and Austarlia.

Details:

  • more than 10 years experience
  • we offer customer-oriented services
  • we've got business mind and good communication skills
  • high quality products on time, on budget
  • we take care of all aspects of software development

We offer such services:

  • web and mobile development
  • project management
  • ui / ux
  • quality assurance

We'll take care of your product! Develop it with us!

Our talented and creative team at your disposal. 

 
$5,000+
 
$25 - $49 / hr
 
50 - 249
 Founded
2014
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Lviv, Ukraine
headquarters

Portfolio

Key clients: 

LaSoft company works with startups and existing business from USA and Europe.

Compuzz  Chalkboards  Minutes Depot  Wristo  Servant  Opinion Analysis

Age Friendly

seniors find places that are free of ageism and are forward-thinking with regard to giving practical answers to problems faced by older adults.  
Age Friendly is intended to be an open-sourced set of solutions to an aging society’s challenges.

Tag Warriors

Tag warriors is a dashboard system integrated with Twitter that helps to get data about certain hashtags. Users are enabled to track a competition between hashtags and see the counter update in real time.

The Spoke

The Spoke is a massive user portal with personal lists of movies, dishes, festivals, fun & games and other entertainment topics, which users can keep in a safe place and share with their friends.

House of Supporters

House of Supporters is a platform for supporters to host each other and do carpooling together. A supporter who follows his team away usually has to book a hotel and transport, but here they can be hosted for free by other supporters in order to avoid the cost of a hotel.

Wristo

Wristo is an ecosystem which enables 24/7 connectivity between senior citizens and their caregivers. This ecosystem consists of a bracelet worn by a senior person connected to a portal and mobile application used by the caregiver to manage the bracelet remotely, get readings about the senior person's well-being and location, receive alerts and set notifications. The data is available through a cloud for visualization and

analysis.

Call Listening Company

Call Listening Company includes a dashboard solution for call quality assurance agencies. Thanks to this dashboard system, call centers will be provided with actionable data and results obtained by monitoring every customer interaction.

Minutes Depot

Minutes Depot offers a safe, compliant and lawful solution for Entrepreneurs who want to quickly create and share an online minute book, without any special skills and for a fraction of the price of a professional.

EuroNavigator

Euronavigator is a dashboard system that tracks the implementation process of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement.

Servant

Servant.pro - is a social network for employees and employers. The service is developed for people who are able and love to work with their hands. Our primary focus is Anticulture, Construction, Home Repair and Services, Production and Auto transportation employees.  The web application allows you to create a job post, apply to a job post, create your profile, connect with and communicate to other users of the social

network.

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Mobile App Dev for University

"Everything they produce is quality-assured and tested."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Jan. 2019 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

LaSoft provides full-stack development for an iOS/Android museum app. The team built specialized features, integrating an image recognition algorithm and a chat function to guide visitors through display items.

The Reviewer
 
1,001-5,000 Employees
 
Berlin, Germany
Christian Stein
Technical Project Manager, gamelib.berlin
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Regular testing with museum visitors garnered consistent positive feedback. Flexible with schedules, LaSoft delivers fast turnarounds without sacrificing quality. Their depth of understanding and willingness to seek clarity where appropriate prevents any unnecessary overhead due to miscommunication.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the technical project manager for gamelab.berlin. 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with LaSoft?

We were looking for a reliable partner that could provide us with a team to cover front– and backend development for a new museum application with a gamified approach. This included design and architecture. We also wanted a partner that could react to our demands and understand the unique environment of the cultural sector.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

LaSoft is developing an accessible, multilingual React Native application for iOS and Android, featuring a swipe mechanism for users to assert preferences quickly and an algorithm to track points of interest within museums. The team has built a chat function around the display objects with preconfigured choices and images. This allows people to follow the narrative similar to a text adventure. They've integrated the TensorFlow image recognition algorithm, which lets users identify objects through their device's camera, and an indoor matching system to locate objects relative to the user's position.

What is the team composition?

We work with a project manager who is our primary point of contact and several LaSoft teammates. We discuss agenda items with 1–2 teammates and three others also work on the project.

How did you come to work with LaSoft?

A company we knew from past collaborations recommended LaSoft knowing we needed a capable React Native developer. Overall, we evaluated three agencies. Their track record, value for our budget, and understanding of the project cemented our decision to partner with them.

How much have you invested with them?

The cost so far has been around €37,000 (approximately $42,100 USD).

What is the status of this engagement?

We began collaborating in January 2019, and it's ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Every month, they test the app with users in the museum, and we’ve received very very good feedback.

How did LaSoft perform from a project management standpoint?

To save time, LaSoft began the project prior to our finalizing the contract. The team is responsive, following up on points we mention during calls. They organize the timeline, which they effectively manage, and deliver working results every week or so, even on short notice.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Everything they produce is quality-assured and tested. From both a user and a partner perspective, LaSoft produces quality deliverables. The team is also completely flexible with our limited time resources due to the multiplicity of our projects. Unlike previous vendors, the team understands our needs and asks for clarification when they don't. As a result, we don't suffer from unnecessary overhead due to miscommunication.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I don’t think there are areas for improvement.

Do you have any advice for future clients of theirs?

Take LaSoft’s experience seriously and listen to their ideas. To accelerate processes, provide precise written requirements.

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

Frontend Dev and Design for Transportation Platform

"Clients shouldn’t be afraid to get in touch with LaSoft."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
4.5
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Sept. - Dec. 2018
Project summary: 

LaSoft assisted with the frontend development and design of a transportation application. The team used mockups and implemented a React Native extension. The platform is awaiting testing within the market.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Sweden
CEO, Transportation App
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Potential users said positive thoughts about the design of the product. LaSoft is full of skilled developers with strong communication skills. They provide helpful suggestions and take feedback in stride. Expect a development team that delivers on time.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the CEO of a socio-digital urban mobility platform that aggregates multiple mobility servers into one application.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with LaSoft?

We needed help developing the frontend interface of our platform.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We provided the layout and mockups of different frontend layers to LaSoft. After a face-to-face meeting to make sure they understood the requirements, their team gave suggestions on what the frontend should look like. We iterated on that several times. A backend developer assisted with adding a React Native extension to the frontend.

What is the team composition?

In total, we were working with four people from their team. During most of the work, their UX/UI designer was our main contact. We were later put in touch with the backend developer and a project manager. Our team also interacted with the CEO and their UI designer.

How did you come to work with LaSoft?

I found out about LaSoft from a friend who used to work with them.

How much have you invested with them?

The project cost $7,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked with LaSoft between September–December 2018.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

While we haven’t tested the product on the mass market, users who have seen the product thought the design was modern and sleek. Feedback from potential users has been great so far.

How did LaSoft perform from a project management standpoint?

The project manager made sure the interaction between the UI and backend worked smoothly. The process was good, and my only objective was that at the time, I wasn’t given enough visibility into the status of different tasks. I was happy with the delivery of the task on the set deadline.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Communication is one of the main things I like about them. When outsourcing products to remote companies, this is always a major test for teams. We had no issues with communicating with LaSoft’s team.

Are there any areas they could improve?

The project management tool doesn’t lend enough visibility to customers. Using a platform like Jira would enable the client to understand where the development process stands easily.

Do you have any advice for future clients of theirs?

I did have a small concern with communication in the beginning, but that ended up not being a problem. Clients shouldn’t be afraid to get in touch with LaSoft.

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

Ruby Development Support for Legal SaaS Platform

"The quality of their work always exceeded our expectations."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Dec. 2015 - 2017
Project summary: 

LaSoft supported development for a SaaS platform. They supplied Ruby on Rails expertise, implemented new features, and made changes as requested.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Quebec, Canada
CEO, Legal SaaS Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The development was completed as expected and fulfilled all requirements. LaSoft ensured a smooth collaboration by remaining flexible and scaling resources to match the project’s needs. Their team provided great guidance throughout the engagement, resulting in strong deliverables.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the CEO of a legal SaaS platform that is bilingual in French and English.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with LaSoft?

We needed a high-quality team to provide Ruby on Rails development for our SaaS platform, so we hired LaSoft.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

LaSoft began by providing programming support according to our designs. They developed some visuals for the platform and improved the workflow of our SaaS. We eventually took them on to manage the project. They implement new features into the platform and make changes as necessary. One deliverable they produced for us is an automatic document generation wizard, which enables the system to generate full documents and fill out proper fields.

What is the team composition?

The number of people working with us varied, but at the peak of production they supplied four full-time teammates.

How did you come to work with LaSoft?

We contacted 10 firms and narrowed our search down to about three of those. We found LaSoft on Upwork and we decided to choose them after a few test-runs with their team. We gave them larger projects as time went on and they were always on top of it.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent €50,000 (approximately $56,100 USD).

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked together from December 2015–Fall 2017.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The quality of their work always exceeded our expectations. The deliverables they created have been major assets to our business. Their team constantly improved our ideas.

How did LaSoft perform from a project management standpoint?

They were amazing in managing the project. In addition to working overtime to deliver on our milestones, they communicated almost daily with us. Working with them was a relief.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They were reliable and impressively affordable. Although other companies could produce similar work, the price tag would triple. Other vendors aren’t as reliable as they are.

Are there any areas they could improve?

They should not undersell their work with low prices. In the beginning, their cost wasn’t realistic and needed to be adjusted to a higher, more sensible point. I’d suggest they find a cost that makes sense before starting an engagement.

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

Web and Mobile Dev for Personal Media Platform

“They're truly passionate about what they do.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
Feb. 2017 - June 2018
Project summary: 

LaSoft developed a web and mobile application that helps users find recommendations based on their preferences. It also simplifies the process of making group decisions by showing overlap of interests.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
New Orleans, Louisiana
Tom Stern
Co-founder, The Spoke
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The app, which is available in the App Store, has helped raise $750,000. LaSoft goes above and beyond to meet all needs, while their commitment and ability to produce high-quality work on time helped ensure the project's success. 

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I'm a co-founder of The Spoke. We take word-of-mouth recommendations and bring them online.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with LaSoft?

We were looking for a development team to build an MVP for our web and mobile app.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They developed a web and mobile platform for us. Our users can go to our website and search for their favorite genres or cuisines the same way they'd do that in Google. After that, we give them different lists of recommendations from the people they trust, such as publishers, influencers, or friends. Those recommendations contribute to our personalized score for every restaurant, movie, and other things. Users can select a list and swipe right to save it, swipe left to skip it, or swipe up to rate it. They can also select who they're with and see any overlaps or what they have in common with those people. If they're looking to make a group decision, that will take only 30 seconds.

LaSoft produced high-quality work, so we made them our full-time development team. They mostly used Python Django and React Native to build the app. The app has been in the App Store since summer, but they're constantly making updates.

What is the team composition?

We worked with Dima, who was our project management, Alex, who oversaw backend development, and Mariana, who was responsible for the UX/UI design.

How did you come to work with LaSoft?

We found them on Upwork. We interviewed a number of teams and decided LaSoft was the best fit for us.

How much have you invested with them?

We've spent about $250,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with them in February 2017 and we launched the app in June 2018. They continue to do ongoing development work for us.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We've raised $750,000 with this platform, which is the biggest result for us.

How did LaSoft perform from a project management standpoint?

They have a very solid team. They deliver everything on time and address bugs quickly. We operate in 10-day sprints and we usually use Slack and Skype to stay in touch.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They're a start-up and try to grow at a fast pace, so they often work till late at night–not because they have to, but because they want to. They're truly passionate about what they do.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Not really.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Go into the project knowing that their team will do what is needed to help your project succeed.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I've already referred them.

Web Platform Dev for Real Estate Support Startup

"They deliver high-quality products at 60%–70% of the price of local developers."

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

LaSoft designed the UI/UX and developed the front- and back-end of a web platform in React and Node.js. They also developed a parallel app in React Native and provided business analysis throughout the project.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Tel Aviv, Israel
CEO, Real Estate Startup
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The working prototype is successfully courting new clients, leading to more work for the company. The team demonstrates in-depth knowledge, consistent communication, and a penchant for suggesting ways to shorten processes. They deliver high-quality products on time and at cost-effective rates.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the CEO of a real estate investment startup in Israel.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with LaSoft?

We engaged LaSoft to build a web- and app-based platform that helps homeowners navigate building renovation in compliance with local regulations and incentive programs.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

LaSoft built a working prototype of the product. They used React for the frontend, Node.js for the backend, and React Native for the app. They also designed the platform’s UI/UX. The platform allows buyers to source contractors and architects, communicate with sellers and service providers, and store files in a central location. Users can also receive help with the negotiation process from start to finish.

What is the team composition?

We work with a project manager, a developer, a UX designer, a React developer, and two QA developers. We’ll be onboarding another frontend developer as well.

How did you come to work with LaSoft?

I was familiar with their work beforehand. One of LaSoft's developers previously worked with me on smaller projects, and their results impressed me every time.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent between $50,000–$80,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in March 2018, and the project is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

LaSoft turned an unfinished platform into a stable prototype. We’re about to launch four new projects with their team soon. We have potentially 115 more projects once we sign new clients and acquire a government contract.

How did LaSoft perform from a project management standpoint?

The team is highly capable, communicative, and accessible; they have integrated well with our workflow. The UX team, in particular, keeps in frequent contact with us, reducing my initial worries about the lack of in-person communication. We use Slack for communication and data management, Google Drive for sharing documents and architectural designs, and Trello for project management. The UX team uses Slack and InVision, and we designed the system in FlowMapp.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their CEO improves efficiency across every process from UX to development. He had a thorough understanding of our scenario and provided insights into business analysis. LaSoft makes their work transparent with short daily reports and clearly-written invoices. They deliver high-quality products at 60%–70% of the price of local developers.

Are there any areas they could improve?

LaSoft can do everything from business analysis to development and design, but we still feel the need to supplement their project management in-house. However, we encounter this issue with every freelance company we’ve worked with.

Do you have any advice for future clients of theirs?

After finishing unsuccessful projects with other vendors, I was extremely pleased to find LaSoft. They have never let me down.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They meet nearly every deadline and alert us to delays. They also suggest shortcuts to save us time and money.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They’ve improved our platform and delivered great products so far.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I refer them to colleagues twice a month.

Web Dev & Software Dev for Healthcare Startup Platform

“La'Soft works on it as a partner, not just an outsourced firm.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
n/a
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
2015 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

La’Soft is working to provide software development for a smartwatch and its corresponding web portal and mobile components. The portal is currently being developed and mobile app will be done in the future.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
London, United Kingdom
Matvey Smirnov
Senior R&D Director, Wristo
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

So far, a demo of the portal is bringing very good feedback. La’Soft is delivering all requirements quickly and professionally. They have proven to be a flexible partner that is willing to go above and beyond to help, delivering helpful creativity and problem-solving abilities.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

We are developing a smartwatch for senior people along with the ecosystem of the device. It helps seniors stay connected to their caregivers and relatives who can track their location and communicate with them without the use of a mobile phone. Users can set reminders and preset notifications about taking their medication, etc. We’re a pre-revenue startup focusing on the UK market.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with La’Soft?

We have a hardware solution and are working with their team on the software for the smartwatch, the mobile component, and web portal.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We started the project from scratch with a brief on what the website needed to feature in terms of content. La'Soft worked together with us to finalize the brief and start development.

La’Soft is currently developing the web portal for our system. The mobile application component will be available for Android and iOS. We haven’t started development on it.

Our plan is to sell a subscription to the families of seniors who do not yet need 24/7 care. An annual subscription will provide the watch for free and allow the user to setup an account and make all the necessary settings on the web portal. They can then track the location of the elder person and their physical abilities, set reminders for them to go to the doctor, etc. The watch can be connected to a relative or to a call center in order to enable emergency calls through the panic button.

What is the team dynamic?

We’ve mostly interacted with two of their members, and there were at least two other people involved for the portal development. I believe we have three permanent contacts at the moment, but I don’t know how many members were involved overall for different pieces of work.

How did you come to work with La’Soft?

We found them through a recommendation from the local person who helped us with the animations for the website. We were looking for a web developer first of all, and we did contact 3–4 other groups that were also referred by word-of-mouth. La'Soft had the most relevant experience and the best understanding of our brief.

How much have you invested with La’Soft?

The cost was competitive, compared to the quote we received from a company from the same city as La'Soft. I cannot provide an exact number.

What is the status of this engagement?

I don’t remember when the project started. The website was launched in 2015 or 2016. The web portal is still in development and it’s a bigger piece of work. We currently have a demo of it and we’ve gone through multiple iterations, removing and adding features. We have reviewed what the system should look like from a consumer and functionality standpoint. We’re looking for investments in order to build a scaled-up version.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

My overall impression of La'Soft has been very positive and the same is true for my partners. I cannot tell how competitive they are technically because this is not my area of expertise, but La'Soft has been addressing all our requirements so they are professional, at least for our level.

We have shown the demo to a few potential investors and it received very good feedback. It shows the full graphics of the portal: what it will look like when scaled up, the full customer experience of the real product, and how the features work. The location feature is actually live and can track the location of a person. Other features are mockups and are not connected with the watch, like setting reminders on calendars. It’s a simulator of the customer experience with the real portal.

How did La’Soft perform from a project management standpoint?

We continue to make changes here and there since the product is in development and La'Soft has assigned a person who responds very quickly to all our requests.

What did you find most impressive about La’Soft?

I particularly appreciate the fact that the team is always ready to go the extra mile and go beyond the brief in helping us as a customer to resolve problems that aren’t within their skillset. We had some hardware issues and La'Soft brought some very good ideas on how to resolve them.

While working on the portal, La'Soft brought many ideas on how to make it better, not just following the brief. They have a creative approach and can embrace the concept of the product. La'Soft works on it as a partner, not just an outsourced firm.

From a customer service perspective, they are very flexible. They know that we have a very busy schedule, and there is a two hour time difference, so the team has worked during holidays and weekends in order to move things ahead. I’ve had a very good impression so far.

Are there any areas La’Soft could improve?

We are quite constrained in terms of funding at the moment, but when we start work on the portal again, there will be more work. I don’t have any negative feedback at the moment.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • N/A Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They are competitive, and we can afford the service, but I don’t know if La’Soft is the best on the market. We haven’t done any research.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I have already referred them to other people.

Web Development for Social Networking Startup

"They’ve been unbelievable. I don’t want to share them with anyone else."

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

La’Soft built the frontend of a social-focused recommendations platform, deploying diverse technologies to create a full list of features. The scaled team now provides backend design and development. 

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
New Orleans, Louisiana
Co-Founder, Social Networking Startup
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Through La’Soft’s technical skills and enthusiastic assistance, the product has entered private beta testing successfully with minimal bugs. Their clear communication, on-time delivery, and high-quality output emphasize a focus on the end goal.  

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the CEO of a social networking startup that allows users to search and save recommendations from friends and influencers that tie into well-known services like Netflix, Goodreads, and OpenTable. 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with La’Soft?

My technical co-founder is very sharp, but he’s trying to get full-time work. We needed someone to build the frontend of our web app from wireframes that we had developed. La’Soft did such a good job with that that we asked them to start working on the backend as well. 

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

The product will be a social network platform. We’re in private beta right now. La’Soft is working on the backend now using Django. The frontend is built using HTML, CSS, and React. We requested certain features and functionalities, and La’Soft has performed beyond our expectations.

They’re a phenomenal team. Our project manager, Dima, is fantastic and communicates well. The deliverables always arrive on time. Our designer, Maryana, is also great; she has an iterative mindset and is constantly thinking of ways to enhance the product. We use software to go back and forth on design. We also work with Vitaly [Web Developer, La’Soft] on the frontend. He is the type of person who will work on the weekends. We also just added a backend developer to the team. I discuss the high-level stuff with their CEO, Andriy. He’s really open to doing whatever we need as we scale.

How did you come to work with La’Soft?

I found them on Upwork. I looked at 20 companies, and La’Soft’s communication and portfolio made them stand out. Their vision really aligned with mine. They have the same mindset that a founder would and communicate clearly. Because they have that mindset, they’re willing to do what it takes to make sure we’re happy. They act on that and do a great job.

How much have you invested with La’Soft?

The project cost is between $5,000 and $75,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with them in March or April 2017, and the project is ongoing. 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

La’Soft has diagnosed some bugs, but they’ve also fixed them. The bottom line is they are excellent at communicating, which is super important.

How did La’Soft perform from a project management standpoint?

We communicate using JIRA, GitHub, Slack, and Skype.

What did you find most impressive about La’Soft?

Their quality and speed are impressive. There’s nothing else I’d want from them. They’ve been unbelievable. I don’t want to share them with anyone else.

Are there any areas La’Soft could improve?

They’re not 100% fluent in English, so sometimes I have to repeat myself, but that’s a minor concern. 

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