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?

 
$5,000+
 
$25 - $49 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2013
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Lviv, Ukraine
headquarters

Portfolio

Key clients: 
Scale About   TourBuddy Apps   Winfluencers   Study-Smile   Wholesum Food Calculator

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. 

 

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

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

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

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.

StudySmile

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

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

2nd Plate

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

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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

Web & Mobile App Dev for Cryptocurrency Investment Firm

“They’re highly communicative, making for a smooth collaboration.”

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

LinkUp Studio is developing two cryptocurrency applications—one is a cloud mining portal, and the other is an investment portal. They’re using React Native to build mobile and web versions of each platform.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Germany
CEO, Cryptocurrency Investment Firm
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

After completing one project, LinkUp Studio is currently finishing another. They've delivered high-quality code quickly and remained collaborative throughout. Although the team doesn't use a project manager due to their internal strategy, the developers are skilled, responsive, and professional.

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 at an advertising company. We develop a variety of on- and offline software for mobile devices and desktop computers.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with LinkUp Studio?

We needed to build a solution for a new client. We were looking for assistance with developing the software.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

LinkUp Studio is developing two apps using React Native. The first app is a cryptocurrency cloud mining portal for both mobile and web-based devices. The second app is a cryptocurrency investments portal. They’re working on a mobile version and a browser-based web application. So far, they’ve completed one of the projects and handed it over to my team for finalizations. They’re currently finishing up the second project.

What is the team composition?

We speak directly with their programmers and developers. On occasion, I interact with the CEO.

How did you come to work with LinkUp Studio?

I searched Upwork for agencies that specialized in React technology. Initially, I chose a different vendor, but that didn’t end well. I revisited the Upwork list and found LinkUp Studio. They had good rankings and offered an acceptable price.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in April 2018, and it’s an ongoing partnership.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We plan to launch both products by November 2018. LinkUp Studio’s coding was good. They’re very collaborative and responsive. Their future clients will be happy with the quality of their work. Overall, they’re capable of delivering on their promises.

How did LinkUp Studio perform from a project management standpoint?

Rather than working with an assigned project manager, we collaborated to coordinate tasks. Their team is built on a horizontal structure, which allows us to interact directly with the developers.

What did you find most impressive about them?

The LinkUp Studio team was prompt, knowledgeable, and reasonably priced. They’re highly communicative, making for a smooth collaboration. Also, they’re not very arrogant, which is appreciated. We ran into a few conflicts, but we sorted them out quickly and professionally.

Are there any areas they could improve?

If they assigned a project manager, they’d be able to secure more clients; it’s an important position to fill. With that said, LinkUp Studio is clear about this from the beginning. If any clients are unhappy because of the team structure, then that's their responsibility, not LinkUp Studio's.

Any advice for potential customers?

I’ve had a good experience with their team. As long as clients know exactly what they want, there won’t be any problems. If a client is unsure, there could be delays to account for the additional decision making. They do have a good UX designer who can help conceptualize the customer-facing side of software projects. Additionally, potential clients should know that they offer a good price for the quality that they deliver.

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

Web Dev for Food Planning & Delivery Company

"Whenever I had a complex idea or we encountered a complicated issue, they found and implemented simple solutions."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Dec. 2016 - July 2017
Project summary: 

LinkUp Studio designed and developed an online food ordering and delivery platform, taking it from the conceptual phase to market release.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Alberta, Canada
Zakaria Assouma
Founder, 2nd Plate
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

As the project developed and changed direction, LinkUp Studio’s creative and talented team remained flexible in their project management approaches. They were responsive and organized throughout, however, the indeterminate nature of the project resulted in inaccurate time and cost estimates.

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 2nd Plate, a food planning and delivery company. Through our website, we enable users to select meals from restaurants ranging in demographics, which we then deliver.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with LinkUp Studio?

I needed help building a functional platform for my website.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

I approached them while the product was still in the idea phase. With my direction, they developed a visual representation of the website and its functionalities. From that point, I provided general feedback on necessary modifications, design changes, or updated functions as they designed and created the site.

What is the team composition?

I generally worked with Andrew (Full Stack Developer, LinkUp Studio) and we would talk once or twice a week to stay up to date on the project’s progress. He introduced me to the rest of the team, but he was who I interacted with the most.

How did you come to work with LinkUp Studio?

I was doing online research into a variety of development companies. I went through a selection process that included a Skype interview and review of relevant work history. Through that process, I decided that LinkUp Studio would be a good fit. I sent them a one-page description of my idea, and they responded with a solid package and business plan for the project. That was what helped me solidify my decision.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent around $24,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

The project lasted from approximately December 2016–July 2017.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

They took my ideas from the conceptual phase and created a versatile platform. We developed such a good working relationship that I still reach out to them with questions or for suggestions on other projects. I enjoyed working with them and plan to use them again in the future.

How did LinkUp Studio perform from a project management standpoint?

They were responsive and organized. I always knew how the project was progressing and was never left in the dark regarding technical issues.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They have exceptional problem-solving abilities. Whenever I had a complex idea, or we encountered a complicated issue, they found and implemented simple solutions.

Are there any areas they could improve?

They could be more accurate with timing and cost estimates. We initially agreed on both of those. However, I know that this project was a unique situation because when I approached them, I hadn’t established the full scope of work.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Have your ideas, business plan, goals, and timelines solidified before approaching them. They will improve on whatever you have, but we would have saved time and money if we hadn’t been creating those as the project progressed.

5.0
Overall Score They’re a good team that produces high quality work.
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    We went over the initial planned end-date, but that was due in part to project changes from my side.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    The value for the money I spent was incredible. They created a versatile platform that I can change to meet my needs.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    I’ve been impressed with the quality, and the platform receives frequent praise from users.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I’ve already recommended them and will continue to do so.

Web Dev for Beauty Tools Supplier & Manufacturer

“Thanks to LinkUp Studio’s straightforward communication, things never got lost in translation.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
Project summary: 

LinkUp Studio developed an optimized website from the ground up. The backend developers programmed the architecture of a course registrar and an e-commerce store, while designers crafted the UX/UI.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Chicago, Illinois
Anna Kudrjasova
Co-Founder, Glamd
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

LinkUp Studio designed a fully-fledged site with a sleek, modern look and feel. The newly launched e-commerce shop serves as the most critical source of business revenue. Excellent coding proficiency coupled with a transparent and open line of communication secured impressive results.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there. 

I’m the owner of a microblading equipment manufacturer and supplier. We sell our products to beauty professionals worldwide and offer seminars and classes in the U.S. 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

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

We hired LinkUp Studio to code and built out our entire company site.

What were your goals for this project?

We were aiming to create a seamless, modern, user-friendly website and e-commerce shop.

SOLUTION

 How did you select this vendor?

LinkUp Studio had positive reviews on Upwork, the site we used to find a development team.
 
Can you go into detail about the services they provided and the scope of the project?

LinkUp Studio coded our website entirely from scratch. They helped us user-friendly design pages and made sure our content followed SEO best practices. The optimized platform includes an e-commerce store, class registration, and informational pages. Backend developers from their team structured our e-commerce store and course registration system.
 
What was the team composition?

We worked with Andrew (Full Stack Developer, LinkUp Studio) and three of his colleagues. The team included two programmers and one designer.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Successfully developing our new website essentially constituted our company’s initial launch. LinkUp Studio seamlessly coded a platform that empowered us to enter the online sales space. As our main revenue stream, the new e-commerce store is the pivotal part of our business. Course registration pages are designed with a clean simplicity that places us far ahead of our competition.
 
How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

LinkUp Studio regularly communicated with us to clarify our goals and ensure we were on the right track to achieve them. They always met deadlines and completed tasks within a short period of being assigned. Andrij (Software Engineering Expert, LinkUp Studio) was always available and returned our messages very quickly. Overall, they’re a very capable team.
 
What did you find most impressive about this company?

Andrij (Software Engineering Expert, LinkUp Studio) took on the role of project manager for our site. He had all the right answers and stayed on top of every aspect of our project. Thanks to LinkUp Studio’s honest communication, things never got lost in translation. They kept an open line of communication to preempt any misunderstandings.
 
Are there any areas where they can improve?

There’s not anything that I can think of.

5.0
Overall Score LinkUp Studio is a really great team.
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They were good at scheduling.
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    We paid a fraction of what it would have cost otherwise.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    LinkUp Studio is an effective team that excels at communication.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I’m very likely to.