Web & Mobile Apps Design, Development & Beyond

An agile team of 50 people ready to help startups, nonprofits and enterprises to create, integrate and support modern software solutions. We achieve results in time and for appropriate prices, applying digital technologies for the best user experience. 

Our main services are

  • UX Analytics and UI prototype
  • Web and Mobile App Interface Design
  • Native iOS, Android and cross platform mobile app development
  • Web application and API development

We have offices in USA (Washington D.C.) and Russia (Moscow, Omsk).

 
$10,000+
 
$50 - $99 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2009
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Silver Spring, MD
Headquarters
  • Live Typing
    8120 Fenton St #204
    Silver Spring, MD 20910
    United States
    202.304.7608
other locations
  • Live Typing
    Tverskaya, 7
    Moscow 125375
    Russia
    +7 495 204-35-03
  • Live Typing
    Krasina 6
    Omsk 644033
    Russia
    +7 960 990-99-95

Portfolio

Key clients: 

Conde Nast, Lapka, Designet, Samsung, Ferrero, Mattel, Hasbro, Henkel, Loreal.

For some brands we used to work together with another agancies.

We also like different startups as our clients which names are not so popular right now but will be in future.

LinguaCompass

LinguaCompass - E-Commerce system for international summer camps. The customer approached us with a pre-existing logo, a more-or-less thought-out business model and a fixed budget for the first version of the web app. The main requirements were multiple language support, responsiveness, a convenient management system, a flexible curriculum filter and integration of a payment system that permitted transferring money to other companies.

The complex summer camps filter works without resetting, but all the lists of the schools and curricula are fully indexed by search engines. The resulting choice of countries and languages is displayed in the page’s header. When filter parameters are changed, a suitable curriculum within each school is searched for, the cost is calculated and the least expensive option is selected.

The payment of an entire curriculum is divided into two parts. The primary...

Classboom

Classboom - the mobile app that helps you get your gym membership quicker and easier. As the customer wanted to seize both iOS and Android markets, and the intended range of features was too much for native solutions, it was decided that the app was going to be cross-platform and use PhoneGap with Framework7.

You can use filters to choose the type of exercise best suited to your level of training; find gyms, clubs and studios near subway stations or outfitted with facilities. The quickest way to find the type of activity you require is by-word search. 

The side menu contains info on the user and on the service. In it, a registered user can: attach a credit card; set city and time zone for notifications get into the «My activities» section that contains reservation codes and data on all training sessions and places.

The app is intended to be used in large cities that are sometimes...

Russian Sephora's Ile De Beaute

The ILE DE BEAUTE store is a part of the SEPHORA company (LVMH group) and has been the leader on the Russian perfumery and cosmetics market for ten years. It was the first beauty product retailer in Russia to launch a mobile online store. We were presented with the task of creating a convenient tool for keeping in touch with the buyers that was aimed at increasing the sales and that would also inform about promos and special offers and display the nearest stores on the map. The products are sorted into specific categories on the top navigation panel. The categories are changed by swiping left or right. Products with their descriptions and prices are located inside the categories. Products can be placed into the shopping cart or added into the wishlist. The "Card") section can be used to issue a discount card or activate an existing one to be used in stores. This feature is invaluable in situations when...

World Chess Cahmpionship 2016

The 2016 World Chess Championship featuring Sergey Karjakin and Magnus Carlsen took place November 11 to 30th in New York. The event was broadcasted through web, Android and iOS apps. It was an urgent project, so, shortly before the championship started, the organizers, World Chess, asked us to create the Android version. The iOS design was already there, but the server side had no documented API for a mobile app and was in the active reworking stage. We've created an app that includes signing in, purchases, exclusive features for authorized users, a chessboard with animated pieces that could show turns and allow the user to select a specific in-game turn, video broadcast integration, chats, game stats with a graph. Functionality has divided into three modes: user is not authorized, user is authorized and user is subscribed. On the Board screen, the user can see a chessboard with moving...

Designet

Designet allows analyzing the performance of network hardware, compiling call statistics and making up a device list, monitoring the network’s technical parameters, writting reports and spreadsheets with charts in .pdf, html, .doc, .xlxs. 

Designet is a service with a complex structure that includes extensive lists and trees as well as sizeable tables and other entities with editable data. Even though it was impossible to use Flex to make mobile and tablet versions of Designet, Flex allowed the service to work under different browsers and operating systems and was therefore a suitable solution before the transition to HTML5.

We still wanted the interface to be updated along with the app's transition. As a template, we used the Bootstrap theme Angulr for admin panels. This template offers a ready-made style and leaves the designer free to think over the nuances of component position and...

Breath Alcohol Monitor by Lapka

Android app for wireless Breathalyzer Lapka, which decodes the signal and explains the results by changing the font size, intonation and the meaning of the messages depending on the percentage of alcohol in the blood.

Original project card http://ltst.ru/en/portfolio/bam

Glovo

The app for Glovo startup from Spain, which orgonizes all kinds delivery with motorcycle couriers. Users can see movements of couriers and calculate price of delivery.

Accessibility Map

The project aims to provide people with disabilities with information on the available facilities of nearby urban infrastructure. “Accessibility Map” is unique since it is the first map of the available locations that is based on data received from the residents of Russian cities.

Read the full case here http://ltst.ru/en/portfolio/accessibility-map

Arahis

The app for easy retrieval of places, sales, events. Augmented reality helps navigate through the city. Reviews and ratings shows the best places.

Read the full case here http://ltst.ru/en/portfolio/arahis

UMAD

Regulary refreshing collection of memes, gifs and just funny pictures from internet. You can use them in such messangers as VKontakte, Telegram, Skype, WhatsApp, Viber, etc. 

Read the full case here http://ltst.ru/en/portfolio/umad

Vogue Collections

The app gives you easy, comfortable and unlimited access to the picture library of the runway shows, back-stages, and front-row faces. Complete fashion collections archive of the previous seasons. Bookmarks and offline mode.

Read the full case here http://ltst.ru/en/portfolio/vogue-collections

Reviews

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PHP Resource for Back-office Systems Integration

"I feel that Live Typing manages their people and processes well."

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

The client needed a development resource to help integrate a white-labeled third party service with the companies' management portal.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Austin, Texas
CTO, Digital Agency
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The developer delivered value in line with the client's expectations and as a result, the engagement was extended several times before coming to a natural conclusion. Communications and code quality were both strong.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am the CTO of a digital agency. Our company focuses on beautiful design, technology, and innovation. We have an office in Texas and another in Russia.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Live Typing?

Our company is a provider of services for small businesses. We provide a product you could consider a set of back office systems, and we needed help with the dashboard that lets users access our services. Some of the services were white labeled and hosted by another company, so they couldn’t be integrated very well. Our goal was to create the integration and make it as seamless as possible for the users. For that, we needed backend development talent.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

On the backend side, we used PHP. The existing infrastructure of the project used e-Framework. We expected the company we worked with to integrate and expand on this infrastructure. At some point, the requirements changed, so some of the new parts of the system were written on Laravel. The developer we had was capable, but she was not very familiar with Laravel. She worked on the point of the system where all services connect.

How did you come to work with Live Typing?

Live Typing has an office located in Russia and we’ve generally heard good things about them. I personally know some of the people from the company and some of our employees know them as well. We’ve seen part of their portfolio, which was pretty good, so we decided to work with them. We interviewed the developer who was going to work with us and she passed very well.

How much have you invested with Live Typing?

So far, we have spent between $25,000 and $40,000 on their services.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with them in September 2016 and the work was completed January 2017. Since we liked the performance of the developer, we kept extending the contract. We stopped working with them when they needed the developer for another project.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

When we work with people, we apply them to work we do internally for greater velocity. We don’t have specific ways for measuring velocity, but the developer we worked with was a good fit for what we expected.

How did Live Typing perform from a project management standpoint?

It was a very lean process. We have an internal project management team, so we didn’t use their project management. We just used a developer and an account manager from their side.

What did you find most impressive about Live Typing?

When we work with contractors, we focus on the ability to create sustainable and high-quality code. They did that and we appreciated the quality we got. There was also a high level of communication. The developer we worked with was Russian—so English was not her native language—but she was still very capable of communicating. She would speak up and give any feedback she had. Her personality and the way she worked instilled confidence in the company. I feel that Live Typing manages their people and processes well.

Are there any areas Live Typing could improve?

There was nothing major. We had some ambiguity around billing and there wasn’t enough rigor around sending invoices. Part of the issue could have been on our side.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    We didn’t have any communication or availability issues with the developer.
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    The quality of the deliverables was what we expected. A perfect score would mean something incredible happened. They were high quality and we didn’t have many issues.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Backend development for Luxury Travel Company

"Live Typing's work has saved a tremendous amount of time for our employees, and automated a good portion of the business."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
Project summary: 

LiveTyping worked with the client to customize the CRM [customer relationship management] service, Pipedrive, to meet the client's needs. 

The Reviewer
 
11-49 Employees
 
Greater New York City Area
Owner, Luxury Travel Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The client is very satisfied with LiveTyping's work. The new backend powered by Pipedrive has greatly reduced redundant work and helped to automate much of the client's employee’s tasks. 

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

We are a luxury travel concierge company servicing business travelers worldwide. We have a global clientele which contacts us specifically because we specialize in premium offerings. I am the owner of the company, and I'm also in charge of all marketing.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Live Typing?

We were using Google Docs and email to manage our operations, which made the employee workforce management difficult between departments. We had a tough time growing, given that it was hard to keep track of the client base and find relevant information to use in promotions and newsletters. We were missing a strong backend database for the company.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

I was looking for a team which would not only develop a piece of software for us but could also learn our industry, which is extremely complex. They could then help us streamline the business and act as a team member.

When Live Typing was brought in, I was very open to multiple approaches. I could have brought in someone to build a custom database or implement Zoho or another cloud solution. Live Typing listened to our needs and came up with an economical solution for us at the time. It was supposed to be a minimum viable product, but it was much better than that. Instead of customizing a complete database, Live Typing recommended a cloud CRM service called Pipedrive, which would be customized for us.

Live Typing took Pipedrive and added every customization we needed in order to make it work for us. It didn't feel like we were buying something out of the box and trying to make it work for us, like in the case of Zoho. Live Typing offered to build the system and only charge us if we approved. I saw that it was going in the right direction, and gave a green light to Live Typing. There was a lot of research required on their end in integrating apps and making elements more streamlined. Live Typing did this for us, which was a huge help.

Live Typing also created a backend database using Stripe, allowing us to accept payments in a unique way.

How did you come to work with Live Typing?

I researched 20-25 teams which I found through referrals and consulting companies.

How much have you invested with Live Typing?

The total cost of our project with Live Typing will be between $50,000 and $200,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

Because our project had a large scope, we structured in across a wide timeline and made ongoing updates to the system. We have been working with Live Typing for 3 months, and plan to maintain the collaboration for another 2.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Live Typing's work has saved a tremendous amount of time for our employees and automated a good portion of the business. Client interaction has changed by a tremendous amount; if someone makes a payment at 3 AM, they will receive a confirmation email immediately. In the past, they wouldn't receive confirmations for a number of hours, which made clients uneasy. Everyone's lives have become easier because of our system.

How did Live Typing perform from a project management standpoint?

The team is on top of things, and I've been able to email our contact at 2 AM when something went wrong with our system and get immediate responses. This ability to have a good working relationship and going the extra mile is not present in many IT companies. I've been told by many of them to only have contact during working hours.

What did you find most impressive about Live Typing?

I work with many companies and have 4-5 other development projects going on at this time. The concept of nickel-and-diming matters to me when working with a vendor. The ease of creating contracts and working with Live Typing is spectacular. Live Typing's service is excellent, and I've developed a light friendship with our contact there. He works hard, wants to get things fixed, and takes responsibility.

Are there any areas Live Typing could improve?

Live Typing's team knows their limits, which I appreciate. They wouldn't take on a project which they can't handle. I haven't used them for design, so I can't vouch for Live Typing's skills on that front. Based on their development skills, everything is fine, and I have no hesitations about continuing to work with Live Typing.

5.0
Overall Score Live Typing has been easy and pleasant to deal with. They're hardworking people and they enjoy what they do.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Live Typing has been great.
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Live Typing has good prices, and has been fair with the work done by my company. There are cheaper options, but Live Typing is an amazing buy for the money.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Everything I've asked for was delivered by Live Typing. They made sure that it worked in the most functional way.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I would definitely refer Live Typing. My interaction has been amazing, and I have no reason to believe that someone else would have a different experience.

Android Development for Picture Messaging App

"Working with Live Typing was very easy. Their project management was excellent and our team leader understood the nuances of the project, and was always looking for the best solution."

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

The client was looking to build a MVP [minimum viable product] of a mobile app that would allow users to send pictures and GIFs along with their messages. Live Typing was selected for this project, which was completed in approximately four months during 2015.

The Reviewer
 
2-10 Employees
 
San Francisco Bay Area
Ivan Zamesin
Co-founder, Mobile App Startup
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The client is very satisfied with the work of Live Typing. The agency is described as flexible and easy to work with. The client is particularly impressed with the quality of the project management and the proactive stance of the agency’s team leader. The client has no hesitation in recommending the work of Live Typing to others.

BACKGROUND

Please provide a brief description of your company.

Myself, and a few others created an app that would make it easier for users to send pictures and GIFs along with their messages.

What is your position?

I am one of the co-founders and a product manager. My responsibilities included working directly with Live Typing to control their work and expenses.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What was the business challenge that you were trying to address with Live Typing?

We wanted to test the product hypothesis that a mobile app that would allow users to send pictures and GIFs with their messages was viable. We planned to monetize the app through advertising. We, of course, wanted the project to be completed in a timely manner and at a reasonable price.

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their involvement in greater detail.

The app was only developed on the Android platform, per our request. Some of the technical specifications we required included four different views: onboarding, list view, image view, and history list view. Also, we needed code written from scratch to be able to include GIFs in the messages. We also needed integration with social networks. Lastly, we required a lot of small features such as: rearranging share buttons based on usage, context onboarding, etc.

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

We have spent something over $10,000 working with Live Typing.

What was the timeline of the project?

We started the project in May and ended in August of 2015.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What distinguishes Live Typing from other providers?

At the same time we were working with Live Typing, we were also working with another agency. Compared to Live Typing, working with that company was so painful even though the pricing was about the same at both companies.

Working with Live Typing was very easy. Their project management was excellent and their team leader understood the nuances of the project, and was always looking for the best solution.

Finally, they were open to modifying the process as the project developed, which helped a lot.

Is there anything Live Typing could have improved or done differently?

To be honest, there were some bugs in the app, and we did have to sacrifice quality for the sake of speed, although that was all right with us.

4.5
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    I want to draw attention to this point. They were always very careful to observe the original estimates.
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I have already done so a few times.

Mobile App Development for Condé Nast Russia

"Our app was featured in the fashion section of the App Store, and has had over 220,000 downloads."

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

Live Typing is an ongoing development partner, providing a full suite of app-related services. They collaborate on ideation and design, then code and test each app.

The Reviewer
 
1000 - 10,000 Employees
 
Moscow, Russia
Alexander Rasputin
Art Director, Condé Nast Russia
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The first major project in the partnership was rated in the app store and was received quite well by its target market. Although it is easy to wish for faster or cheaper service, Live Typing receives high marks in all categories for service and deliverables.

BACKGROUND

Please provide us with a brief description of your company.

Condé Nast started operating in Russia in 1998 and now successfully publishes eight magazines—VogueGQGQ StyleTatlerGlamourADCN Traveller, and Allure—with 2.6 million readers, along with eight websites with a total of five million unique users each month. In the early 2000s, Condé Nast initiated several major events that became annual magnets, including Vogue Fashion’s Night Out, Glamour Woman of the Year, and GQ Man of the Year.

What is your role at the company?

I am the art director.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What was the business challenge that you were trying to address when you approached Live Typing?

Our goal was to find a reliable app and web developer to work with, a partner that would be interested in working with us to achieve high-quality results. The Vogue Collections application was our first and largest project with Live Typing.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of the project?

First of all, Live Typing consulted with us on how our ideas for the app would work out, helped us identify the weak and strong parts of what we had in mind, and collaborated with us on developing the UI/UX [user interface/user experience]. The biggest part of their work was coding and testing the app.

What was your process for selecting Live Typing to work with?

We chose them based on a referral from someone who had a good experience working with them.

What was the timeline of the project?

The Vogue Collection is ongoing, but the first part was done in three or four months, which is about average for other projects we have worked on.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any statistics or metrics from this engagement?

The app was featured in the fashion section of the App Store, and has had over 220,000 downloads.

Is there anything Live Typing could have improved or done differently?

We always want to work faster with no bugs, but that's simply not realistic. If such a company exists, I’d like to know about them.

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

Native Android Development for Electronics Manufacturer

"Live Typing hit all of our timelines. There were some intense days when we were on a tight deadline, and they worked very late hours to come through for us."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
Project summary: 

The client is Lapka a consumer electronics manufacturer. The client had designed an in-house iOS application that paired with their devices, and contracted with Live Typing to build the Android version. The client was referred to Live Typing by a friend, and worked on the project during the course of three to four months.

The Reviewer
 
2-10 Employees
 
San Francisco Bay Area
Sergey Philippov
Cofounder, Lapka
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The client is extremely happy with the work delivered by Live Typing. Live Typing delivered on the exact specifications of the client, and was proactive in managing the communication and day-to-day operations of the project. The client had no recommendations for improvement and would not hesitate to work with Live Typing again.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization.

We're an electronics manufacturer.

What is your position?

I'm a cofounder of the company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What business challenge were you trying to address with Live Typing?

We had pretty concrete needs. We had iOS development in-house, and we wanted to expand to Android and didn't have any expertise in Android, so we decided to go with Live Typing.

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their involvement in detail.

They built an Android app with our designs. We designed the whole app before for iOS, but we didn't just copy it to Android. We wanted the app to be native for Android users. This was main challenge and task for them to redesign the app for Android.

How did you come to work with Live Typing?

I found them through a friend. I had good feedback about them.

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

It was between $10,000 and $50,000.

What's the timeline of this engagement?

It was about three months. It was a few iterations, so they did first one very quick, and we did three or four iterations in total.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What distinguishes Live Typing from other providers?

For me, it was three points why I liked to work with them. First, when you negotiate the project with their management, you always get to the terms you want and need, and you have an understanding of your project by them on the highest level.

The second one is working day to day with the project manager was quite enjoyable because they handled all the operations work. Lastly, Live Typing hit all of our timelines. There were some intense days when we were on a tight deadline, and they worked very late hours to come through for us.

Is there anything Live Typing could have improved or done differently?

No. Not really.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Especially if you're looking at the global market.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    That's what I'm doing right now.

Native Android Development for Consumer Delivery App

"I’ve worked with a number of outsourcing teams, and I can confidently say that Live Typing is one of the best I’ve ever worked with."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Apr. - Aug. 2015
Project summary: 

Live Typing developed a native Android app with special attention to speed and affordability. They were brought on after a previous team failed to deliver.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Barcelona, Spain
Dmitry Skorinko
CTO, Glovo
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Live Typing lived up to the expectations, delivering a functional app quickly and efficiently. They delivered quality code without any drama. Although communication always suffers somewhat with distance partnerships, Live Typing got the job done well.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization.

Glovo is consumer delivery app based in Barcelona. We have a network of couriers who deliver a variety of goods to our customers. I'm the CTO of the company, responsible for all technical aspects of the app.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What business challenge were you trying to address with Live Typing?

When I joined the company, we already had an outsourcing company that was helping our in-house developers manage the workload of building and maintaining the app. In particular, we were looking for Android app developers.

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their involvement in detail.

We already had a native iOS app, and we were looking to build a native Android app as well. We needed the app to be completed quickly and inexpensively, so we decided to outsource the project.

How did you come to work with Live Typing?

Before Glovo, I had worked at a major media company based in Moscow, Russia. We had used Live Typing for several iOS-based app development projects. Because of this, I knew what they were capable of and the quality of their work. For this reason, I decided to bring them into Glovo.

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

It was between $10,000 and $50,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked with Live Typing around five months in the summer of 2015. After their work on the Android app was completed, we were in a position where we could hire in-house developers to carry on the work.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any statistics or metrics from this engagement?

The main result we got from our work with Live Typing is that the work was done extremely quickly and efficiently. We were able to give them projects and have confidence that they would be completed efficiently and effectively.

What distinguishes Live Typing from other providers?

I've worked with a number of outsourcing teams, and I can confidently say that Live Typing is one of the best I've ever worked with. They are simply very good programmers.

Is there anything Live Typing could have improved or done differently?

Communication is never going to be as good with an outsource team as it is with in-house developers, but that's just something you have to live with.

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