Product-oriented software company

Our mission is to build amazing products from awesome ideas, changing reality.

Established in Lviv, LinkUp Studio has been delivering excellent software for 6+ years. As part of our company’s expansion, we also have a second office in Ternopil, Ukraine.

Our main focus in the startups, we have big expertise in the marketplace development in different industries like real estate, tourism, food service, retail, media.

Our team executes projects from the ground up, starting from:

 - Business Analysis;

 - UI/UX Design;

 - Front-end and Back-end development;

 - QA Testing;

 - Launch and Support;

We use the latest technologies to develop high-end product that meets all of our clients requirements. We always keep the user in mind as we develop any product and give our clients a clear understanding of why we choose various tools and technologies to complete projects.

We give clients direct access to our team of developers and so that we can communicate closely with clients to understand their needs and vision. We validate, suggest, consult, develop and innovate because we see ourselves as partners to our clients. We have successfully launched 30+ startups and marketplaces and worked with over 25 countries on almost all continents. Are you ready to launch the product?

 
$10,000+
 
$25 - $49 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2013
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Lviv, Ukraine
headquarters

Portfolio

Key clients: 
Wisio Winfluencers   Study-Smile   Wholesum Food Calculator
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Winfluencers

Winfluencers is a tool for promotion products thought the Pinterest. The platform offers two deferent options of using. The website visitors are free to sing up as a Brand user or an Influencer.

  • For Brand users, who want to promote their product or content, Winfluencers creates a unique Pin. Picture has direct transition on a website\catalogue\platform etc.
  • For Influencers of a pinterst.com there is an
option of sharing a particular Pin. Every picture has its own rate. And after publication, the payment for every click starts accrue. The more subscribers go to the brands` website, the bigger final payment will be. 

 

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The Rental Rating Platform

Nestler is Australia's most comprehensive online tool for property investors to openly find, compare and hire the best property manager for their investment property.

 

http://www.nestler.com.au

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Tourbuddy mobile app

Tourbuddy is a gps enabled mobile application made for a tour guide providers.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tourbuddy

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Widget for web-applications

A widget for articles which adds videos identifies the voice from it, selects tags and depending on it makes an assortment of videos related to the article.

Economic Development in A Box

Communities themselves install the platform and use it as a resource. This platform grows by information shared and added by the community. The platform includes a list of business, non-profit organizations, local vacancies/talents, events, and real estate and more.

Wholesum food calculator

With Wholesum Food Calculator you can save your time, money and food waste by assisting with details behind meal planning for large groups. You can build out your favorite existing recipes or import them from online Wholesum Cookbook

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Travel solution for millenials

Community for travelers. Connect millennials, you can ask questions about places to visit, to eat etc. You can follow the routs created before or find yourself on a map very easy.

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StudySmile

A web-based online game program for children (for age 2-5 years) with various types of tasks in different subjects.

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Laundry App

The application for managment the process of washing your clothes. You can send requests to driver who will pick up your clothes and deliver to the laundry. You will receive your order summary and can send request to get your clothes back.

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Find Parrot

The website with directory of companies and description of products they offer. Companies can register, list their products and keep track of news.

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Post-Normal

Post-Normal Systems offers everything you need to achieve your fitness or health goals and make this year a success.The online applications keep you on the right workout each day. Coaches motivate and educate you to improve your efficiency & progress.

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GlamD

Chicago based, and founded in 2015 GLAMD rapidly made its mark in the beauty industry by providing the elite women of Chicago a place that they leave from feeling and looking absolutely fabulous! GLAMD Chicago offers microblading, lashes, laser hair removal, and more!

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Cryptowny Web App

Cryptowny is a platform for investment to ICO. You will have a lot of opportunities for work with personal account, and keep track of changes in ICO.

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MusicWords

MusicWords is a service that will help you learn new English words, phrases, idioms based on the songs you listen to. Add songs to your playlist in the app and cards with unkown words will be automatically created. The main advantage of the platform is allowing you to revise these words every time you are listening to the favourite song and expand your vocabulary.

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2nd Plate

The platform helps to create dishlist, plan meals, and schedule them in Calendar.

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App Development for Scavenger Hunt Platform

"They were committed to our success and always did whatever was necessary to help us meet our business goals."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Jan. 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

LinkUp Studio developed a mobile app for a GPS-based scavenger hunt platform. The team also built the CMS website, using React, React.js, and Rails.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Savannah, Georgia
Yvonne Jouffrault
Founder, Flye
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

While the development is ongoing, the work thus far meets the expectations of the internal team. LinkUp Studio goes above and beyond to meet the goals and requirements set by the client. Despite the time difference, the team communicates effectively and responds quickly.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am the founder of a GPS scavenger hunt mobile app that allows families to play a game and discover clues and history at nearby destinations.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire LinkUp Studio?

LinkUP built the mobile app as well as the CMS that allows destinations to create the content for the scavenger hunts.

What were your goals for this project?

My goals were to build as sustainable software platform that was modular and easy to make changes to as our business evolved.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

Linkup was referred to me by a friend and I had worked with them on a previous project and have had an ongoing relationship with them for 5 years on different projects.

Describe the project in detail.

They worked closely with me and my team to build and iterate on our software - mobile app and web CMS. We provided written specs (which changed frequently) and designed weekly or monthly sprints around our business needs. Our mobile app was built with the React framework and our website is react.js + Rails.

What was the team composition?

We worked with 3 different developers - one was mostly full time on our project while two others were called in as needed for various parts.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

LinkUP did a great job communicating and being responsive to our requests. They were an important part of our team on an ongoing basis. And I look forward to continuing to work with them.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

We used github issues and google docs to scope and manage our project. We had weekly calls and also communicated frequently on our slack channel. Their english was perfect and we never had any problems with the time zone or language difference. They were always willing to work late and hop on a call when needed.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

They were committed to our success and always did whatever was necessary to help us meet our business goals.

Are there any areas for improvement?

I wish that they supported more platforms/languages since I've worked on a few projects that used frameworks that were not suited to LInkUP's stack.

5.0
Overall Score 5 stars!
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    they were very responsive.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    they are hard working and efficient too!
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    they always delivered what is needed
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    definitely.

Front End Programming for Educational Platform

“Unlike larger or more corporate service providers, there is a very human element to their studio.”

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Oct. 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Linkup Studio provides front- and backend development assistance to a child development tech startup, working from hi-fi designs and user flow mockups to create a web application in React.js.

The Reviewer
 
2-9 Employees
 
Houston, Texas
Ori Hofnung
Founder, GiantLeap
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Project stakeholders are satisfied with the work provided by Linkup Studio so far. Their team is focused on developing beneficial relationships by prioritizing an organized and efficient process. They are responsive to all requests and feedback and deliver great customer service and personal touch.

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 founder and CEO of Giant Leap. We are a startup in the child learning development space, and we created a tool for assessing the 8 foundations of learning development. Our platform allows us to evaluate children between 4–8 years old to understand how well they’re doing on attention, memory, spatial skills, verbal skills, etc.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Linkup Studio?

Our company consists of two founders and only one full-time programmer, so we were looking to outsource a lot of the frontend development tasks to someone who would be able to help us move to launch more quickly.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We actually have a native mobile app that we’re designing and developing on our own, and a web application that we design, and the program. What we have done is provide them with hi-fi designs and user flows for the functionalities we want, and then they handle all of the web programming in React.js. From there we usually talk back and forth until the different sprints are completed.

What is the team composition?

They’ll usually have between 4–5 developers working on our project, as well as their CTO and CEO who interact with us around project planning and higher-level stuff.

How did you come to work with Linkup Studio?

When we were just getting started, we were trying to find a cost-effective partner to help us program faster, and one of our friends told us about Linkup Studio so we had a point of trust to get started from. Their prices were very competitive, and our initial conversations went well, so we decided to start working with them.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve invested somewhere between $25,000–$50,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started the project in October 2018 and are continuing to work together.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The quality of their work so far is really good, especially for how competitive their pricing is. And it’s really great to be able to deal directly with the CEO and CTO on Slack about any issues we have in terms of feeling like we’re able to make consistent progress.

How did Linkup Studio perform from a project management standpoint?

Their process is extremely organized. They have a person specifically designated for planning each sprint with us. We walk through the scope and break down how many hours they think each step will take them, and then after both sides approve it, we start the sprint.

They provide great customer service overall. We always get quick responses to our requests, and we can tell that they are always focused on how to make the development experience better for us. It’s one of the biggest reasons we were able to build the trust necessary to continue working with them for this long.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Unlike larger or more corporate service providers, there is a very human element to their studio. They really put the effort into winning every client and focus on the long-term relationship, and that was something we felt from the very beginning with them.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Besides extremely minor things like not getting the scope perfect the first time around, there’s nothing I think they really could improve.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Whenever you’re working with an outsourced provider, you should really have your vision nailed down so that you can communicate to them as clearly as possible what you want. That will make the process a whole lot easier for everyone involved.

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

Cryptocurrency Wallet for Software Company

The quality of their work is excellent.”

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

LinkUp Studio developed a cryptocurrency wallet for a software developer’s third-party client. They utilized Golang, Node.js and Python to build a unique infrastructure while utilizing opensource code.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Boston, Massachusetts
CEO, Computer Software Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

LinkUp Studio’s talented developers ensured a timely delivery of a great product. Passing the client’s test projects with flying colors, the vendor consistently supplies great resources. The team boasts a range of skills, endowing them with versatility in the face of different challenges.

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 and founder of an American agency. We provide web development and design, mobile applications, and other digital services. We sometimes use subcontractors when we don’t have enough inhouse capacity to complete the work for our clients.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with LinkUp Studio?

LinkUp Studio is one contractor we utilize in multiple projects. In our most recent engagement, we asked them to develop a cryptocurrency wallet for our client in the financial market.

We had initially been working on a crypto-mining app for that client, but they requested a wallet in addition to the app—and we didn’t have enough internal power to handle the increase in project scope.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We collaborated on wireframes, but LinkUp Studio delivered the entire wallet. They handled its design, development, and project management. Our own team guided them for UI/UX, but the handled the bulk of the work.

For the frontend, they utilized React. Other languages and environments they used were Golang, Node.js, and Python. While they built a unique infrastructure and architecture, they relied on preexisting opensource code.

What is the team composition?

While the team size expands and contracts, depending on the project, we generally worked with five people.

How did you come to work with LinkUp Studio?

They’d reached out to me on LinkedIn, long before I was looking for a subcontractor. Once my agency started getting more business than it could handle, I reached out to them again.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent $60,000 thus far.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with them in September 2018, and it’s an ongoing relationship.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The quality of their work is excellent. If you go to their portfolio, you can see how high-caliber their projects are. They consistently deliver great products, so I continue to rely on them.

Before officially taking them on for my projects, I sent each of their five developers a test project, which they passed with flying colors. I know that LinkUp hires extremely talented developers.

How did LinkUp Studios perform from a project management standpoint?

They’ve been great on that front, as well. Often times when you outsource, the language barrier can be an issue. With LinkUp Studio, I’ve found that their project managers speak English. They’re very easy to communicate with, which helps us enormously.

We used Trello for inter-team communication, but I know that our respective teams used different internal software for project management purposes.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their large team boasts a wide variety of skillsets. It’s comprised of talented people from different backgrounds and different areas of expertise. No matter what the challenge or request, I know that there’s a specialist on their team who’s familiar with the industry. The scope of their knowledge is truly impressive, which is one reason I love working with them.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I can’t really think of anything. Any issues that arose from personal differences in working styles were quickly resolved when they swapped out developers. Overall, our engagement has been very smooth.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Regardless of who the vendor is, I’d recommend to send them a test project before you take them on—no matter how good their profile looks. Try them out, because they won’t disappoint.

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

Mobile App Development for Meal Planning Platform

“They actually care about what they’re building and the product’s quality.”

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Aug. 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

LinkUp Studio created a meal planning app for iOS and Android. Using PHP, JavaScript, and Python, they created a full stack. By connecting the platform to grocery stores, they enabled ordering capabilities.

The Reviewer
 
2-9 Employees
 
Spokane, Washington
Founder, Meal Planning Platform
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Despite hitting a few roadblocks, LinkUp Studio has executed on all of the project’s requirements. They’ve delivered a quality product on time and within budget. What sets their team apart from their competitors is their emphasis on creating long-lasting partnerships.

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 am the founder of a meal planning app.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with LinkUp Studio?

As we were starting, we wanted to keep development costs low and overcome staffing issues, so we hired LinkUp Studios to develop our mobile app and web platform.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

The mobile app is compatible with both iOS and Android. We provided mockups and designs, but they created a full stack using PHP and a liberal framework to create the backend and Javascript and Python for the frontend.

In addition to features, like calendars, that help users plan meals, the app is integrated with grocery store platforms, which allows users to order their foodstuffs through the app.

What is the team composition?

Andriy (CEO, LinkUp Studio) was our first point of contact at the beginning of the project. Once we determined the scope of the project, he hired a team of developers and we have worked directly with them since then

How did you come to work with LinkUp Studio?

One of my partners recommended that I use them for a different project. That project ended, but I still had their contact information when I started working on this app and decided to reach out. I asked LinkUp Studio and a few other companies to provide us with a quote and a basic prototype. Not only did we like the product that LinkUp Studio delivered, they were easy to communicate with.

How much have you invested with them?

They bill us after each sprint, but we have spent between $30,000-$35,000 in total.          

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working on the project in August 2018, and our collaboration is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

It has been a long process, but they’ve delivered everything that we wanted on time and within budget. They’ve even gone back to make additional adjustments for us at no additional charge. We’re still working to improve the app and create more content, so it hasn’t been released yet. Nevertheless, they’re top-tier developers. We’re excited to get more people on the app, and we’ll see how the platform does as the user base grows.

How did LinkUp Studio perform from a project management standpoint?

We talk a few times a week and have a Slack channel set up. Even though Andriy isn’t necessarily a part of our day-to-day, he’s always checking in to make sure things are running smoothly.

They break up their work up into sprints and use Google Sheets to estimate the time it will take to build a given feature.

We also used a tool called Hubstaff to monitor development. It takes screenshots of their work, which allows me to check in regularly, which was really cool.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They actually care about what they’re building and the product’s quality. Unlike other companies I’ve worked with, they think about the problem and focus on understanding the issue before trying to resolve it.

Andriy prioritizes becoming a partner, which is really unique. I really appreciate that they understood our goals and wanted to build a long-term relationship with us.

Are there any areas they could improve?

While using Google Sheets is effective, I wish they had their own tool to manage payments. As the project has grown, the system has become a little overwhelming. Right now, our invoice sheet has 27 pages, so before making a payment, I have to sit down and determine what we’re actually paying for.

We also hit a slight delay during the project, and communication between our teams slowed down a bit, but that issue has been resolved.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

It’s best to have a solidified idea of what you want to build. Developers need all the information to execute what you want. If you’re not sure yet, work with their designers to narrow down what you want before they start coding because it will save time and money.

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

Mobile App Dev for Music & Language Learning Platform

"LinkUp Studio delivered the best work possible."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Mar. 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

LinkUp Studio developed various features for an English-learning application that involves music. Users can learn phrases and words with the mobile app. The second beta version is preparing for launch.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Lviv, Ukraine
Andrii Syvokhip
Founder, MusicWords
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

LinkUp Studio provides high-quality work. Their dedicated team provides excellent feedback and are interested in project's success. They work rapidly, striving to meet deadlines. Their communication is noteworthy. Expect a professional team that delivers work at a reasonable cost.  

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 product manager for a Lviv-based startup that’s creating a new app for learning English words and phrases, based on music.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with LinkUp Studio?

I hired LinkUp Studio to assist with developing features for the app.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

I had the opportunity to visit their office and have a face-to-face meeting with them. Our app involves users connecting their Apple Music or Deezer accounts and seeing phrases from their own playlists. LinkUp Studio created new features for our product.

What is the team composition?

I’ve worked with three people from their team: a backend developer, a QA engineer, and a mobile developer. I’ve also engaged with Andriy (CEO, LinkUp Studio).

How did you come to work with LinkUp Studio?

Before our collaboration with LinkUp Studio, I worked with freelancers that weren’t the most professional and I wasn’t satisfied with their work. We chose LinkUp Studio from around ten candidates. They were professional and open to working with us. Along with their great office, they had the right features for a startup and understood that we didn’t have the perfect definition for what we wanted to create. LinkUp Studio strived to create a better one for our startup.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent about $31,000 so far.

What is the status of this engagement?

We first engaged with their team in March 2018, and the first beta was finished in November of that year. They’re finishing our second beta version now.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Our startup only has a translator and co-founders on staff, no developers. LinkUp Studio delivered the best work possible. I’m satisfied with them. Their team is interested in the product through helping, developing, and providing feedback. The job from their developers was professional. They’re quick workers and help me whenever I call them.

They have a business analyst that surprisingly created new features for us, without the additional cost. Their designers also made images that we missed in the general design.

How did LinkUp Studio perform from a project management standpoint?

Because there wasn’t a designated project manager, everyone on their side was involved in the process. The QA engineer could’ve been more involved, but they were generally available. We usually communicate through Slack. We have a face-to-face meeting at their office each week, and I can easily stop by and discuss requirements. Our communication has always been at the highest level.  

What did you find most impressive about them?

Sometimes they missed time estimates, but they’ve been willing to work during weekends to meet deadlines.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Since we’re a startup, there’s always something to improve upon in our projects. We wouldn’t change LinkUp Studio for any other company.

Do you have any advice for future clients of theirs?

From my experience, it’s best to have face-to-face meetings. That isn’t a possibility for everyone. Because both of our companies were based in Lviv, the frequent meetings allow us to use gestures when words are lacking.

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

Dev Projects for Software Dev & Consulting Company

"I really like their communication style, and they’re easily accessible for urgent matters, even at night." 

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
May 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

LinkUp Studio does web and mobile development for various projects. Currently, they’re working on Android and iOS apps connected a to Ruby on Rails backend via a RESTful API they previously delivered.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Munich, Germany
Vladimir Beliavski
Owner, Zenturion GmbH
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Prototypes and POCs are delivered well ahead of schedule and below estimates thanks to LinkUp Studio’s work ethic and energy. Youthful and motivated, LinkUp Studio continually adopts new frameworks and technologies to produce cutting-edge products. Customers can expect an accessible partner.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the owner of a small software company called Zenturion.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with LinkUp Studio?

We have a small team in Munich, and we need development help on occasion. This is where we come in contact with LinkUp Studio.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

In most cases, they develop full-fledged web applications for us. Our initial project was a prototype for a startup I was trying to create. It was a Ruby on Rails web app with an AngularJS frontend, and they used Electron to package the web app for local users. They’re currently developing iOS and Android apps for it that connect to RESTful APIs on the Ruby backend. Right now, we give them more product-related requests, rather than prototypes or POCs.

What is the team composition?

My first contact is always with Andriy (CEO, LinkUp Studio), who assigns resources to the project. I’m in direct contact with the resources going forward. One of their developers serves as project manager and the main point of contact.

Our current team is comprised of two backend developers, one and a half mobile developers, one full-time tester, and one web developer.

How did you come to work with LinkUp Studio?

Someone recommended them to me.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent more than $200,000 so far.

What is the status of this engagement?

We’ve been working together since 2015.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Their ability to grasp requirements and execute quickly has allowed me to shorten timelines by weeks and months and enter negotiations with low-cost estimates. This is especially true at the prototype and POC phases. Their work doesn’t skimp on quality either.

How did LinkUp Studio perform from a project management standpoint?

It was unusual at first to work without dedicated project managers (they assign tasks to specific developers), but that made the work much faster. It also eliminates requirement misinterpretation, though it does force me to pay more attention on my side. Jira is installed on our side to track issues, and I believe they’re using it as well.  

We’ve had some delays, but that will be true for any collaboration. What I really like about LinkUp is that no matter how much additional time a project takes, they never ask for more money.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They’re a fast, young team that’s always up to date with the latest technologies. Over the last four years, they’ve changed frameworks multiple times to continue producing modern designs and current software. They’ve been one of the best bargains I’ve ever had because they don’t buffer their estimates. I really like their communication style, and they’re easily accessible for urgent matters, even at night.

Are there any areas they could improve?

The same thing that saves me a lot of money is also something they should improve. Because of the lower estimates, sometimes they don’t meet deadlines. Especially for larger projects, they don’t put enough buffer to be on the safe side, and we need to extend deadlines. This is the only negative point I have, and I could never complain about their quality.

Do you have any advice for future clients of theirs?

For larger projects, it’s a good idea to have a project manager on your side and split large tasks into small chunks. This way, you can keep track of what’s been done and what the real-time estimate is.

Involve them in brainstorming and requirement discussions. LinkUp comes up with good ideas and doesn’t just deliver what’s asked for.

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

Dev & Design Projects for IT Startup Company

“Their design is top of the line.”

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
4.5
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Jan. 2014 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

LinkUp Studio provides design and development services, working on a variety of small and large projects. They have worked on websites, custom applications, and custom ordering platforms, among others.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Sweden
Founder, IT Startup Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The deliverables from LinkUp Studio are good, particularly excelling on the design side and displaying their expertise in this area at all times. The team is efficient, and though some members are more responsive than others, they take on feedback well.

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 founder of a startup IT company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with LinkUp Studio?

We needed help with development and design for projects.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement? 

I had clients that needed some help with projects, whether it was design, web development, or anything. We give them a mix of small and large projects, providing the specifications for them to fulfill.

They have done a lot of top-notch design work that has been perfect. Besides the design, they’ve done some straightforward development for websites, as well as some basic stuff. They’ve also done some more advanced custom applications for ordering systems and have built custom online ordering systems for restaurant chains, including the entire backend, accounting portion, and more.

What is the team composition?

I previously had some contact with the developers and project managers, but I prefer to be in direct contact with Nataliya (Co-Founder, LinkUp Studio) and Andriy (CEO, LinkUp Studio).

How did you come to work with LinkUp Studio?

I found them through Upwork. I had put out an ad, and Andriy was one of around 15 applicants. We gave three of the applicants some test projects, and LinkUp Studios did the best job for the best price. We haven’t hired anyone else since for these types of projects.

What is the status of this engagement?

We began working with them in January 2014, and it is an ongoing relationship.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Overall, they’ve done an awesome job. In the beginning, it wasn’t all perfect, but whenever there has been a problem—either with one of the developers or designers—we have brought it to their attention, and they replaced them. Andriy is very flexible, and if you have a problem, he will find a solution for it, while Nataliya is a design guru.

I have worked with teams all over the world, and Andriy and his team are really good; the best I've worked with. They’re trustworthy, and they know what they are doing.

How did LinkUp Studio perform from a project management standpoint?

The workflow we have now is really efficient. We know what they are capable of and what they can do, as well as what kind of projects we can send to them. That makes it easy for us to decide which projects we take on and which to decline. Working with them is easy.

We usually have an initial call and then provide them with the full specifications. Once they come back to us for the first review, we give them feedback. For bigger projects, we have prep calls three times a week for five to ten minutes just to see if there are any problems or issues.

They’re very responsive; often Andriy or Nataliya instantly reply, but the others are not so fast. It depends on who the project manager is. We use Slack and Skype for communication, as well as Basecamp and TargetProcess.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their design is top of the line. I wouldn’t be able to find someone who does the work that Nataliya does for that price—she really gets the specifications, and that makes her unique. 

When it comes to web development, the price sets them apart. They deliver, almost always within the timeframe. If there are delays, they communicate that to us so that we won’t be in a bad position with our clients.

Are there any areas they could improve?

A few years ago, they wouldn’t say no to a project, and I got the feeling they would take on anything. I had faith in their skills and ability to deliver, but they didn’t always have the skill set in-house. This sometimes made it a little difficult, but they delivered anyway. It is something I have had some concerns about, but I communicated it to Andriy and, as far as I know, if they don’t have the skill set in-house, they will not accept the project now.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Clients should have extremely good specifications. If they aren’t good enough for you to understand as a client, you can be certain the development team won’t understand them either. Knowing exactly what you want is essential.

4.5
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Compared to other teams, there is no doubt it is a 5.
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    A 4 for development, and a 5 for design.
  • 4.5 NPS
    Willing to refer
    For design, I would say always, but for web development and programming, it depends on the need.

Platform Dev for Marketing Campaign Provider

“We valued their seemingly around-the-clock availability."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Aug. - Dec. 2018
Project summary: 

LinkUp Studio developed a platform for marketing campaigns. They integrated several tools on the front- and backend of the system, including designs, dashboards, and registration forms.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
New York, New York
Moe Mernick
Founder & CEO, Winfluencers
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Anticipating the platform’s launch, the feedback from partners has been positive and encouraging. As a team, LinkUp Studio was amiable throughout the project and open to modifying their work to fit expectations. They were supportive and delivered high-quality work.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m the founder and CEO of Winfluencers. My platform empowers micro-influencers to generate campaigns for brands and monetize their passions.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire LinkUp Studio?

I needed LinkUp Studio to build my entire platform. This included the landing page, backend dashboard, and enable tools for mass payments.

What were your goals for this project?

I wanted a simple, clean, intuitive platform that has a scalable backend to accommodate future needs.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

I had two connections working with LinkUp Studio who highly recommended I use their services. After doing my research and interviewed several firms, I felt most confident in them.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

LinkUp Studio did the overall design for our platform, including the logo. They developed our landing page, admin panel, and API. From there, they created the signup forms and dashboards for brands and influencers to use.

What was the team composition?

They supplied a variety of people, including a designer, a lead developer, and back- and frontend developers. I’m not sure about how many people worked behind the scenes.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any information that demonstrates the impact that this project has had on your business?

I hope to have more detailed metrics of the platform’s success after the official release, but I’ve already received wonderful feedback from my partners.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

We used Slack and Bitbucket to communicate, along with regular video chats. There were also ongoing discussions about product iterations and future improvements.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

LinkUp Studio was friendly and professional, making them easy to work with. They were receptive to feedback and eager to improve. We valued their seemingly around-the-clock availability.

Are there any areas for improvement?

There’s very little they could improve about their process, so nothing comes to mind.

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

Custom Software Dev for Financial Technology Firm

"The team is always responsive."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
May 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

LinkUp Studio has built a platform. Services include mockups and UX/UI design.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
United States
Founder, Financial Technology Firm
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The team’s on-time deliveries have expedited the platform to market. They are a reliable partner with strong English skills. Creativity and proactive problem-solving are notable strengths.

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

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m the founder of a financial technology startup.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire this vendor?

We needed design and development services for our platform.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted to execute the initial release for the platform.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

The six-month project requires the team to leverage various design and development skill sets. We hired them via recommendations and a thorough interview process.

Can you go into detail about the services they provided and the scope of the project?

We are collaborating with LinkUp Studio to create mockups and a more advanced UX/UI.

What was the team composition?

We work with resources for design, frontend development, backend development, QA, and DevOps.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any information that demonstrates the impact that this project has had on your business?

LinkUp Studio has met all deliverables and timelines. They’ve enabled us to expedite our product to market. The team also adapts to last-minute features and proactively suggests solutions.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it? Did you use any specific project management tools?

The team is always responsive. We communicate daily via Slack and hold weekly video meetings.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

They are professional and solve problems in a proactive manner. The team regularly thinks “outside the box.”

Are there any areas where they could improve?

Most team members have strong English skills, but there’s a slight language barrier with others. As a result, we’ve had to make tedious content corrections.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 4.5 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 them.

Social Networking App Dev for Coaching Startup

“Their hearts are invested in the project. The partnership feels much stronger than it would with other subcontractors.”

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
June 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

LinkUp Studio helped build web, iOS, and Android versions of a social media app in the sports space. The bulk of their involvement is in development, but they also provide design and UI/UX support.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Italy
CEO, Coaching Startup
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Though the app is still in early stages, it wouldn’t exist without LinkUp Studio’s participation in the project. Their professionalism and communicativeness ensure a smooth process, and their high-quality resources produce good work.

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 COO of a startup-focused organization. We partner with and build new companies and applications for a variety of sectors.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with LinkUp Studio?

We needed a mobile development partner with experience building applications that would run on both Android and iOS platforms.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We’re working together to build a social networking application in the sports space. They offered a few different options to build the app, as well as design services to realize our vision. The bulk of their involvement is in the development of both the web version and the mobile versions for iOS and Android, including work with UI/UX. They helped with our testing phase and the review process as we launch new updates to the app.

What is the team composition?

I meet with the mobile and web developer daily, the owner and lead of the company weekly, and the design lead a couple of times a week.

How did you come to work with LinkUp Studio?

A friend of mine worked with them in the past and recommended them. We instantly hit it off and decided to work together.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent somewhere near $30,000 so far.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started talking with them in February or March 2018. The build began in June, and we launched in August 2018. They still work with us to add new features.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We’re still in very early stages, so we don’t have any concrete statistics to underline the success of the application yet. That said, we wouldn’t have a mobile platform without their help, and their impact on our business is huge.

How did LinkUp Studio perform from a project management standpoint?

They are very professional and communicative, and the engineers and other team members are all high-quality. Much of our interaction is by phone and email, though we use project management tools as well.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their hearts are invested in the project. The partnership feels much stronger than it would with other subcontractors.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No; I have nothing I would ask them to differently.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

As with any vendor, be specific and pay attention to your project. They have a good set of resources, so as long as you have a clear vision of your application and communicate your ideas, they will serve you well.

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