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
    2026779195
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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Development of Travel Booking App for iOS & Android

"We chose them ... because their team spirit was closely aligned with our expectations and they met our business needs."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
June - Sept. 2017
Project summary: 

Live Typing built a travel booking app that has organically generated 7,000 downloads. They're planning the next iteration of the apps.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Moscow, Russia
Hiun Kim
Founder, RocketGo
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Project management is very clearly documented and orchestrated through the use of several tools. The team has a positive spirit and have produced a quality product at a rate lower than any of the other quotes received.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

RocketGo is a small startup in Russia. We sell excursions around the world through a mobile app available on both iOS and Android. I’m the founder.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Live Typing?

We needed to build an iOS and Android mobile app for our travel product.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We had a short list of features and functions that we wanted. We have six or seven screens currently. Users can select a variety of locations for their vacation. They choose the vacation category and select their excursion. They can book it by selecting the date, filling out the form, and paying for the excursion. This includes travel and accommodations.

How did you come to work with Live Typing?

We chose them out of five or six development agencies that we evaluated because their team spirit was closely aligned with our expectations and they met our business needs. We used a local Russian resource called Ruward.ru to find them.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with them in June 2017, and the app is completed. We are currently discussing new features with them for the next release.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We have 7,000 organic downloads for iOS and Android. We have not done any marketing campaigns, yet. We are trying to start our marketing campaigns and we believe the number of downloads and clients will increase as a result.

How did Live Typing perform from a project management standpoint?

They are excellent. The process was clear to us. We also had access to the past, current, and future-planned tasks. We used Basecamp, Trello, Telegram, and Skype to manage the project and communications. What did you find most impressive about them?

What impressed me most was they understood what we want to achieve.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, not right now.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    All items were delivered in a timely manner as described.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    It was the cheapest proposal we received.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I would highly recommend them.

Development of iOS App for Inventorying Consumer Purchases

"[They] have excelled at keeping in touch, staying prepared to serve us with whatever other needs we may have."

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

Live Typing developed an iOS app’s frontend to serve as a sophisticated inventory manager of online purchases in households. Plans for additional work include optimization and an Android equivalent.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Boston, Massachusettes
Iva Teixeira
Founder, Nestead App
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The app is yet to be fully marketed but beta user feedback is positive so far with an onboarding success rate of over 80%. Live Typing delivered on time and held everyone involved accountable while being flexible with company needs and budget. They keep in touch in case their assistance is needed.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am the founder and CEO of Nestead, a consumer technology company that develops apps which allow people to manage their possessions at home. Nestead is on a mission to simplify ownership. It provides households with a digital vault of information about everything they buy online. Enabled by Nestead’s searchability and connectivity to e-commerce and resale channels, heads of households can make repeat purchases or dispose of items they no longer need with the tap of a button.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Live Typing?

Our core team had an excellent system architect and hands-on backend developers but we needed a strong partner to create the iOS app with us.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Our CTO in Boston worked on the backend and released the APIs which were picked up by Live Typing’s iOS developers. They created the entire frontend, which is quite sophisticated. The backend has a number of functionalities and features which are reflected on the frontend.

The app links to users’ inboxes and monitors their emails, looking for order confirmation messages. When it identifies them, it goes into each of them and finds out the information about the particular items purchased by the user. It creates a nice inventory of everything purchased by the user online. From then on, it basically enables users to manage those items in their home in order to repurchase the same items from the same retailers, resell those items on eBay, or tag them for donation, return, and so on.

Live Typing’s team worked very well with our CTO. They developed the app itself and made sure that we could see the usage of the app by linking an off-the-shelf tool called Segment, which enabled up to see analytics for the app. It’s a home inventory app on steroids, which makes it easy for inventories to be entered within it, with no manual work required on the user’s side, as long as they are predominantly online shoppers.

How did you come to work with Live Typing?

I asked people for referrals, and also looked for companies on Upwork. I don’t exactly recall how I came across Live Typing but they were one of 20 companies I interviewed. It was great to see the work that they had previously done.

We chose to work with Live Typing because of their ability to grasp our project and their can-do attitude. Another thing that really impressed me was that Vlad Korobov, their COO, moved from Russia to the US in order to develop the business. They were focusing on the US startup market, so I bet on this factor. They haven’t let me down.

How much have you invested with Live Typing?

The cost of their work was around $18,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with Live Typing in October 2016 and the project was completed in May 2017. We have planned additional work with them and intend to optimize the iOS app in the next few months. We will then replicate everything that has been optimized for it on the Android platform.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

While the app is already on the App Store, we haven’t started marketing it yet. We currently have close to 100 beta users generated from our network. Their feedback is very good, but we need to deepen the app’s functionality in at least one of a few different aspects, namely the whole functionality of being able to resell items.

Users are interested in being able to resell not only on eBay but also on other apps like Letgo and Close5. That capability needs to be worked on quite a bit more in order for us to enable multichannel reselling. It’s on us to keep working on it, but unfortunately, we’re not going to do that before raising seed money. At this time, we’re negotiating funding with a couple of investors and it will be another 3–4 months before we’re able to push a serious marketing campaign for the app. Adoption will not start until then.

The UX and UI are very nice. Live Typing was a strong partner in figuring this out, but we took the leading role, using another designer. Live Typing was in charge of coding, but whenever we hit a roadblock, they had an idea of how to resolve it. They were a very strong partner, and the app is working. It’s actually a very complicated onboarding process, given that users need to link all the email addresses on which they’re receiving order confirmation emails. This is not an easy thing to do in terms of passing information from the frontend to the backend for authentication and offering a pause for the user in order to pass certain tokens.

It’s a sophisticated experience which they enabled us to develop. When people start onboarding on the app, the actual success rate — from beginning to end — is 80% or more, which is amazing. Overall, the platform is working smoothly.

We handled QA on our side using a junior product manager and myself. We had little nagging to do when it came to solving small design problems or bugs, but it was definitely strong work.

How did Live Typing perform from a project management standpoint?

They were by far the better managers of the project than us. We handled much of the conceptualization around what we wanted to create; Live Typing pushed us to clarify our thinking and be on time for everything. They did a great job, and it’s because of them that we were able to deliver our own app on time.

From the outset, we decided to use Trello and set it up on our end even though Live Typing was its most frequent user. We used a number of other tools for sharing designs, like InVision and Zeplin for finalized designs. We also used Slack for communication. We continue to have their entire team on our Slack channel, and whenever we have something that everyone needs to know about, we will share it there.

What did you find most impressive about Live Typing?

They’re in it to win it and have excelled at keeping in touch, staying prepared to serve us with whatever other needs we may have. It’s clear to Live Typing that we are still bootstrapping and trying to make it, but they’ve been flexible and able to work based on our needs without necessarily jeopardizing their own revenue. I hope that Live Typing will do well in the future.

Are there any areas Live Typing could improve?

I would be pressed to find something that they should be improving. For what we’re currently working on, I would have had to spend at least 5 times more than what we spent on Live Typing had I hired a frontend engineer in the US. For that cost, Live Typing has completely blown away my expectations and I have no complaints.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They were always on time, available, and collaborative.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    I would probably have paid 5 times as much for just 1 full-time in-house iOS engineer in Boston.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    The service is great and the app is awesome.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I would be happy to talk to anyone looking for more details.

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."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Aug. 2016 - Jan. 2017
Project summary: 

Contracted to provide the optimal the customer relationship management solution, Live Typing recommended, implemented and customized Pipedrive software. They also integrated numerous third-party applications.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
New York City Metro Area
Owner, Luxury Travel Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The database and CRM solution streamlined operations significantly. Rather than accounting for every penny, Live Typing went the extra mile to ensure satisfaction. The team was friendly and available at all hours. They knew where their skills were and wouldn’t perform work they couldn’t excel at.

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 that 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 that 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 three months, and plan to maintain the collaboration for another two.

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 a.m. 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 four or five 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

"Their project management was excellent and our team leader understood the nuances of the project."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
May - Aug. 2015
Project summary: 

Live Typing built an MVP for an Android app that allowed users to send pictures and GIFs along with messages. Features included onboarding, image view, social media integration, and custom buttons.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
San Francisco Bay Area
Ivan Zamesin
Co-founder, Mobile App Startup
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Live Typing offered a stress-free, seamless working relationship at an affordable price. Live Typing demonstrated a strong grasp of the project. Due to the rapid-fire development timeline, there were some bugs in the final deliverable, but that was the nature of the work.

BACKGROUND

Please provide a brief description of your company.

I 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. Of course, we 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

"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: 

Live Typing built a native Android app based on the designs from an existing iOS version. The app’s function was to manage IoT-enabled electronic devices.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
San Francisco Bay Area
Sergey Philippov
Cofounder, Lapka
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Live Typing worked hard to ensure they were meeting all the needs of the project and that they understood its parameters. The team successfully handled project management. They met tight turnaround times, even when it meant working long hours.

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, there were 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