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Logicify is a software R&D company with 9-year experience on the market and 40+ competent engineers onboard. Our key technologies are Python/Django (back-end) and Angular, HTML/CSS (front-end). We develop intelligent custom software solutions and more than that.

 

We have a solid background in SaaS products for Education, Finance, Insurance, Marketing and Market Research, Beauty, among other industries. We assisted dozens of startups and SMEs get off the ground with firm technological advice and innovative solutions. 

For startups, we act as reliable technical partners and build time- and cost-cautious MVPs. We consult founders about tech- and business-related issues, develop agile and scalable software products. 

For established businesses, we offer team-based full cycle development, rescue missions, software quality assurance and maintenance. 

We are ready to rock & logicify your business ideas and turn them into successful products.

 
$5,000+
 
$25 - $49 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2010
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Gdansk, Poland
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Key clients: 
eChalk, Trovvit, ComplyAdvantage, EPIC Conjoint, Virtual Native, SEAS-IT, Screenspaces, Hairstory.
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C-Change Labs

C-Change Labs needed to build a cloud SaaS tool for the North American construction industry to help them evaluate and reduce greenhouse gases (GHGs) emitted in the manufacture of building materials, without loss of performance or excessive cost.  


Information about materials is provided in Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs),

typically in non-standardized PDFs. With thousands of products and poor standardization of data, it is hard to make practical use of these to make business decisions. The challenge was to digitize these machine-unfriendly EPDs, store them in a database alongside product performance and location data, and offer industry-specific searches to make them usable. With a relatively nontechnical audience, it was important to offer rich visualizations, ease of use, and plenty of flexibility.  


The solution combines external services (DocParser, Box.com) with internal logic via webhooks. An automated QA process finds errors in the imported documents, which can be corrected by improved scripts or by data entry staff. The data is stored in a Neo4J database, a flexible graph-oriented database managed through a flexible Data Object Model. Hierarchical data models exploit the noSQL properties of Neo4J to allow the tool to handle an ever-growing list of material types with their own industry-specific properties. The graph features are leveraged to ensure privacy, and enable collaboration among manufacturers, sustainability program operators, and engineering professionals. 


The whole solution is scalable, containerized, and deployed on Azure.



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Savvy Aviation

Savvy Aviation provides professional maintenance management, consulting, prebuy, breakdown assistance, and analysis for owner-flown general aviation airplanes. Its mission is to provide expert maintenance guidance to aircraft owners, helping them achieve the highest level of safety, reliability and performance while eliminating unnecessary costs and risks.

The product initially consisted of two web apps. The first app

covered the plane pre-sales process. The second app collected info from the airplane telemetry monitors and allowed its interpretation, including advice from the company experts. The data is all in a different format and the application parses it consistently, getting info about temperature, pressure, GPS tracking per each flight session.

The main challenge was to merge the two original applications without applying any quality improvements in order to save time.

We set up a proper development process, introducing an Agile approach, providing QA and documenting all features. The customer provided acceptance, communication with the tech support team and other personnel, sometimes contributing to the code himself as a developer. We proceeded with the merge, fixing critical issues found along the way. As a result, the customer receives a single unified solution with all features in one place.

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Hairstory

Hairstory manufactures and sells innovative and premium hair care products to the regular customers and independent hairdressers using a direct selling model. Hairstory has developed an innovative distribution model without regional distributors, bulk sales to salon owners or large-scale retailers. Instead, haircare professionals are rewarded directly with the referral program.

Back in 2017, Hairstory had an e-commerce

store already. It was a proprietary vendor-locked .Net solution, with limited capabilities to introduce any changes and expensive to maintain. Hairstory came to Logicify to create a new solution, highly customized and transparent.

We were challenged by an extremely tight time to market to implement a set of resource-consuming features. We started with the standard e-commerce features: browsing the products, adding them to the shopping cart, providing shipping info and credit card details. All of them were automated, so, for subscription orders, actual customers no longer need to take manual actions at any of these steps. 

Another task was to integrate with a tax provider to calculate sales tax for the products. We also implemented Hairstory’s referral program which is built to support hairdressers serving their own shops.

Hairstory has already rolled all these new features into public, attracting more happy customers. 

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ScreenSpaces

ScreenSpaces is a social publishing platform that uses highly relevant content to bring communities to life and drive activation and conversion. ScreenSpaces enables people and businesses to easily set up, publish and syndicate self-contained ecosystems of highly relevant multimedia content, from a variety of sources, without the need for special programming skills.

The client wanted different pieces of software: a

self-service public portal with Content Management System integrated with the personal area, a public SEO-optimized portal, and an admin console to track client status, enrollment and payments. 

Together with the client, we formulated the complex requirements for the system behavior based on the subscription plan and payment status. We setup a small yet fully functional dev team for the development, and reduced it to a single support person when it was required later. The complicated requirements for the combination of CMS and user account settings, product setup, invoices, payments and subscription plan were addressed by using the right technology. We used Django CMS with custom modules. We also based our backend admin console on Django Admin to reduce development costs. Multiple environments were setup with different purposes, starting from a Continuous Integration to the Production environment, which allowed careful testing and delivery process. 

As of 2018, Screenspaces continues to maintain the product, attracting even more customers.

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trovvit

trovvit's mission is to help students find pathways and opportunities from the people and organizations that they already know and trust. The platform – available on mobile and web -- enables users to easily capture what they are learning and who they are learning with. Users do this by creating “records” (posts) with photos, videos, and documents that they can then share via a private feed.  Users can curate these records to

create public facing portfolios and profile.

The challenge was to deliver a high performance, feature rich and stable application across three platforms (IOS, Android and Web) within the timeframe and budget of the client.

Logicify built the right team.  With the architecture and technologies identified we build a team that included a system architect, project manager, business analyst, front-end and back-end developers and SQA team. For the mobile solutions, we wrapped the existing Web app in Cordova to turn it into a hybrid mobile application available at Google Play and App Store. The active development then turned into a long-term support phase while the customer started to promote the product at the local market. 

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eChalk CMS

eChalk makes creating and managing school websites easy, so web administrators have more time to focus on creating great content. The solution is rich with features, offering adjustable website structure and themes, keeping community informed with school and district calendars, public news feeds, and more. Centralized directory automatically updates as classes, groups, schools and faculty members are added in eChalk, so the

information is always up-to-date without added work for web administrators.

The product initially came with a great legacy, thousands of users used to the previous version of the system, with all the specifics and quirks. The goal was to build the system  compatible with the previous version but, at the same time, enable new technology and extension of the functionality. We had to carefully migrate all live users to an entirely new solution while keeping their data and many of the original functionality replicated.

Logicify was involved with the new CMS version at early stages. Working in a joint team, our engineers, together with eChalk client support, product and marketing team, were able to deliver a new CMS addressing the higher clients needs due to the raised website quality standards. We were able to bring the system live and run thousands of clients off this platform. 

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ComplyAdvantage

ComplyAdvantage helps firms make intelligent choices when complying with regulations relating to sanctions, money laundering (AML), terrorist financing (CFT), bribery and corruption. The unique proprietary database of individuals, organisations and associated entities provides dynamic real-time insight into financial crime risks. ComplyAdvantage uses artificial intelligence, machine learning and big data analytics combined with

a tailored risk-based approach to help firms not only to manage their compliance and risk obligations but to prevent the occurrence of financial crime. Founded in 2014 and headquartered in New York and with offices in Cluj, Romania, and London, UK, they work with some 200 clients in the financial markets and other regulated and high-risk sectors.

The customer already had a set of proprietary products. At the time, they lacked some specific tech capacity and requested help with Angular frontend development for one of the products.

We deployed a small yet self-sufficient engineering team and built a regular Agile dev process. The initial project was a success, and the customer requested some additions and changes later on. 

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EPIC Conjoint

EPIC Conjoint empowers brands to conduct conjoint analysis in near real time. Conjoint is a precise, advanced and sophisticated method of market analysis aimed at finding relative importance of product features, optimal product configuration, and even pricing. Such research typically involves a specialist consultancy firm which rockets the prices and prolongues lead time. The EPIC Conjoint is a tool to facilitate these efforts.

It is a Web app built for marketing people to help them construct and run the research they want: create a survey, choose visuals, set target audience, reach out and see the results. The application allows prediction of how the envisioned  product will be treated by this audience on the market even before it is released.

The project has an extremely serious requirement of small time to market - the first working MVP should have been delivered to end users in just under 3 months. Another challenge was a need for strong math statistical skill, which was only uncovered in the course of the project.

The team was formed with a math statistical inclination of the project in mind. The fast pace and time to market were addressed with the application of short iterations and rapid prototyping. The client was able to use artifacts of all the stages of the prototyping process for their own needs. For example, they could demonstrate the existing version of the product together with clickable designs of the missing parts to their prospective clients and investors. 

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Free Software Foundation Europe - Account Management System

Free Software Foundation Europe helps individuals and organizations to understand how Free Software contributes to freedom, transparency, and self-determination. They encourage people to use and develop Free Software and provide resources to enable everyone to further promote Free Software in Europe.

Account Management System (AMS) is used internally by FSFE. It has several components: a user-facing website, a Python

interface to the FSFE Community Database, an OpenID Connect Provider for the AMS authentication, and a dockerized PostgreSQL database. All components are Flask-based.

The solution is open-source, so parts of it were completed earlier by other dev teams. We started the project fixing some issues in the existing OpenId Connect module, and then extending it with login and registration via email. The single sign-on was used for people to register and donate FSFE. Donors were motivated by on-site rating. Along with the donation, the sign-on was used to access other FSFE services. For example, by using this single sign-on, people can join FSFE with different roles: as designers, developers or translators.

We quickly completed the initial development tasks and then spent about 2 months to stabilize the project and implement several change requests. Finally, we documented all the work done and handed the project to the customer for further development.

FSFE is supporting AMS at the moment and the project is in use as of 2018.

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Free Software Foundation Europe - SaveCodeShare

Free Software Foundation Europe is a charity organization that empowers users to control technology. Free Software gives everybody the rights to use, understand, adapt and share software. These rights help support other fundamental freedoms like freedom of speech, press and privacy.

The EU is getting ready to vote a "Copyright Reform" package in July 2018. It would fundamentally undermine the foundations upon which Free

and Open Source Software is built. The proposed Article 13 of the EU Copyright Directive targets every online service that allows its users to upload and share content with each other, including code hosting platforms. The latter would have to use content recognition technologies to decide what material software developers should be allowed to share. As a result, massive user code base would be monitored and blocked from being shared online at any time. 

To deal with this situation, FSFE created SaveCodeShare in September 2017, an initiative to bring awareness about this unintended impact on software sharing platforms. They needed to design and develop a website for this campaign, so that ordinary users could ask them to connect to their deputy or MP.  

The main challenge was a combination of a very limited time and small team. We built a solution of 3 modules to address registration, collecting information about the applicants and an admin area. 

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Elog.io

Elog.io is a good example of an open source and free software. The products itself is a tool set for web researches. It integrates with the browser and then, when the images are detected on a page, identifies images in the Elog.io database to find attribution information. Basically, it allows users to easily find an answer to the question: is this photograph I'm looking at openly licensed? If no, who holds the copyright? The

solution is based on advanced perceptive hash algorithm to find visually similar images even if they were colored, resized or cropped. 

We were making a browser extension which would inject a script into a page and then find all images. Specifically, it scanned for images on the page and talked to an API to identify, annotate and mark each image with license and author details. It would tell the user whether this is a known image of a known author, or it has been found on the web.   

Logicify set up a team of a single person and technical advisory access to accomplish this project. The developer had to analyze a large sample of possible website designs and do extensive testing of the resulting extension to make sure the injected script would not interact with the target websites currently opened in a tab. The algorithm for calculating matches was developed on the server side. Our goal was to work reliably with the heterogeneous world of web pages to locate images perfectly.

The product was completed and released into Google Chrome store.

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Logicify Temperature and Humidity Dashboard

The product is an air quality monitoring system collecting info from sensors across the Logicify open space. The sensors measure temperature, humidity and CO2 levels. If any of these levels are outside pre-set boundaries, a notification is sent to office managers. In addition to actionable charts allowing research and climate system tuning, the visual interface displays additional useful info: weather widget, agenda for the

upcoming company events.

Working in an open space offices is a challenge - oxygen, shared and so much needed resource - depletes fast if ventilation is not sufficient. Minor loss of air quality is not something one can feel, but it already lowers performance and comfort. Although there are solutions on the market already, they are proprietary and tend to store information somewhere remotely, with almost no user control of this data. Besides, they require licensing and present a quite limited amount of functionality.

We spit the whole office space into zones, each with its own sensor array, then purchased components for the controller and assembled the system. The software solution consists of separate applications which are united using Docker containers. All info from the sensors is processed by a Raspberry Pi and accumulated in the cloud. We use InfluxDB for performance monitoring and alerting. A front-end app collects and visualizes the info using Grafana and FullPage OS. 

Office managers can now quickly adjust temperature settings when it is needed.

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Logicify Intranet

As Logicify grew, we required a centralized place to store our internal rules and knowledge. This project was built as an aggregator of several applications and areas: a company knowledge base, feedback collector to get ideas from employees on different questions, a module to register and inform employees about their paid time off, and documents storage. There is also a section with educational videos from our internal IT talks

and a constantly updated news column.

The main challenge is the discrete nature of the project. As this is an internal solution, it is done by the engineers who are not engaged in commercial projects at the moment. This results in pauses between phases. Besides, people on the team were changing every time as well, as they may be pulled to other projects.

Intranet was built on Python/Django CMS. Since we did not change this tech along the way, it eased resuming the project after each break when current team moved to a commercial project and intranet became abandoned for several months. Each team was fully-functional, with back-end, front-end engineers, QA and PM, supported by a designer from time to time. Along with the main functionality, we created several plugins for Django: one to structure and display video section, another for the footer with call to actions.

The first stage is over, and Logicify employees can access all company info in one place, without a need to investigate several discrete sources at a time. On-boarding process for new employees is now seamless and fast.

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eChalk LMS

eChalk Learning Management System is a cloud-based system supporting all the student and teacher in-class and out-of-class flows. Grading, assignments, assessments, calendars, and much more - all combined with the export of the information in standard format available for direct exchange with other informational systems. This K-12 platform brings school websites, learning management, and group collaboration tools together in a

simple, organised online environment.

The product design was extremely complicated - we had to carefully weigh all the features to understand if the users would appreciate these. For this, we had a pre-release staging of User Acceptance Testing, where the client managers (people who know client needs) would check in and approve or reject the functionality offered. The requirements specification phase also came in tight integration with client managers.

Logicify has a long history of relationship with eChalk. We formed a joint team some years ago to help our friends at eChalk to go through a platform change on the Learning Management System and continue to a richer integration with cloud services and enabling schoolchildren to experience more. The joint team consists of tech members at Logicify (developers, QA, automation, business analysts and a project manager) and Product and Design members from eChalk. The development process adopted by the team evolved over the course of the project, which led to additional predictability on the marketing and delivery aspects.

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Logicify Website

Logicify public website helps us achieve our goals: to be found by our prospective clients and to showcase the work we have done. It is mostly an informational website with the blog module to convey our approach to doing things. Along with serving our own marketing needs, the site, in connection with its intranet counterpart, helps our employees educate themselves. Besides, with the help of our articles and blog posts, we try

bringing new and fresh business information to our clients and prospects.

Logicify was seeking for a website solution, a Content Management System which would be secure and customizable. It should have allowed non-technical people, like marketing team, publish content, easily go through SEO steps and collect analytics info. At the same time, we could not afford to run a dedicated website development team all the time, because engineers were engaged in commercial products.

We selected Django CMS, as it was perfectly aligned with our company-wide technology stack. The first stage ended up with one-page public website. Then we gradually added additional modules: blog, articles, portfolio and case studies. Since Python/Django is our company stack, we had no difficulties when adding more people to the dev team or replacing them - they had to spend a minimal amount of time to switch contexts and start working.

The website has been live for years now, with regular updates and extensions in functionality, as well adding relevant content. 

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Eltiland

Eltiland is an educational web portal which help develop kids from 0 to 8 years. It supports all participants of the education process: teachers, kids and their parents. The portal has a centralized library which stores lesson plans, illustrations, and methodical recommendations about preschool education. Whenever a teacher is preparing for a lesson, master class or interest group, they can easily find supplementary items such

as pictures, verses or music and include them into their drills and games with kids, as well as add new items and share them with others. Parents can sign up to use free and paid programs, courses and webinars. Eltiland offers free demo lessons from these courses, so that parents will know exactly what they would pay for. Kids can read a special newspaper with colorful heroes to discover the world or play educational computer games directly on-site. They also offer reviews of popular App Store applications for younger kids and those with limited abilities.

The concept of the portal changed during the development, shifting from supporting talented kids to ones with limited abilities and focusing on monetization through paid webinars and courses. Target audience shifted respectively from kids to teachers/parents. This led to re-designing the portal and integrating with webinar and payments systems. We had to experiment with several of these to find the best combination.

As a result, the customer was able to start promoting this web portal on the local market and build the local community around the web solution.

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OT-OIL

OT-OIL is a Russian developer of corporate information solutions - highly specialised ERP - for oil and gas companies in Russia. The solutions cover all levels of enterprise management in all geographic locations. OT-OIL organizes data warehouses and data banks, creates centralized and distributed storage units of structured information for energy companies and engineering centers. 
OT-OIL asked Logicify to create a

number of visual components for their oil and gas tubes monitoring system. They had established a heavy waterfall-like dev process, with extremely detailed specifications and project meetings. There were strict and formal requirements for naming components, classes, and other entities. We had to sync this process with our Agile style and walk through several iterations to complete the assignments.
The customer had a closed proprietary system, with an external UI and components library. We enriched the latter with a multi-select picker, an advanced text field with complex validation system, and a multi-functional rich calendar component. Another task was to create a visualization tool for the oil wells. It was interactive, displaying various parts, events and actions when user hovered over its different parts. User could zoom standalone parts, see their description, specifications, materials the details were made of, etc.
The client integrated our components into their proprietary system, thus adding usability to the end product.
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Virtual Native

We formed a partnership with a digital marketing company, Virtual Native. They provide professional web-based services, ranging from custom web designs to fully functional dynamic rich websites. Providing the ability to integrate clear, functional, and creative interfaces with technical, business solutions, Virtual Native strategically helps build brands, improve global web presence, and develop more meaningful relationships

with the customers.

They were doing a job for a popular payment provider which offers payment processing for businesses through secure payment gateway, reliable EMV terminals and dedicated customer service. This customer of Virtual Native had backend already which provided an API. They required front-end engineering support to build an advanced and sophisticated registration form for the new merchants - a place where Logicify could give a hand.

From the technical perspective, we were engaged to create a rich registration form for merchants, with complex modal elements, dependencies between sections, and signatures. 

We deployed a front-end team, supported by a project management to provide planning, prioritization, overall quality and making sure the team works as a whole effectively. The team built the UI for the registration form relying on the existing back-end, sometimes helping a bit with the local API support and documentation. The new registration form enabled the customer on-boarding their clients, making the process of filling in multiple data entries easy and intuitive.

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OnTrack360

OnTrack360 is a tool for physical asset lifecycle management. Imagine a printed ads company which owns 100 ads lightboxes in the city. Ads inside light boxes need to be changed often, different stakeholders want to be able to track what is going on, people in the field need to know what should be their next place and what they should put into the next lightbox, and management needs to see through the day to understand where the

process can be improved. OnTrack addresses all these needs in a single and coherent web interface. The patent-pending onion public key encryption enables tracking every single change in data, and, as a result, the data may be used in court as an evidence of the job done.
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BlastOut

BlastOut is a mobile app that allows people to interact within their own  temporary social network. It facilitates local communications: within events and parties, but also at conferences, and enables people to make new connections easily. The application is a mixture of an anonymous imageboard and location-based forum, allowing users to upload a pic into a stream via their mobile app. The stream is geographically limited to a

very close proximity of the one who queries. There is a commenting functionality and a way to share real life contacts if wanted by both parties; otherwise, the communication is anonymous. 

At the core of the solution there was a demand for an extremely effective location matching algorithm. It should have given an immediate answer as to which posts to show to a user given their approximate geographical location. Besides, the customer requested a profound feature-rich filtering.

With the help of our team, the product moved from support-heavy and ineffective for this case MySQL database to MongoDB,  which is more native for Node.js. The effective implementation of the search and location classification algorithm provided by Blastout in-house engineers enabled the locality-based matching of the app. The product was released to the mobile apps markets.

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SEAS-IT

ISIC Holding AG has refined corporate expertise in diversified sectors to provide their clients and investors with reliable and well-structured  solutions in different industries for over 25 years. Their lead marine insurance product, SEAS-IT, is an all-in-one solution for supporting marine insurance processes. SEAS-IT caters to the marine insurance industry in  all aspects of it's underwriting, survey, claims, internal

communication and back-office. It is designed to communicate with the major accounting applications and is compatible with other third party applications.

The client already had a first version of the product. It was written in an outdated technology called Helma. The goal was to rewrite the application with Apache Wicket/Java to make it supportable and release a new version for sale. There was no specification, so we had to collect and recover the requirements from various sources, including consultations with experts. We had to build our own expertise of the domain area and make sure that the business logic of calculations, alerts and selections is retained in the new version of the software.

While writing the new version of the software, we had to fix operations, replace some of the previous modules and reverse-engineer the sophisticated financial calculations.

We built six separate modules: Underwriting, Survey, Claims, Validation, Administration and Reporting.

The solution was completed in time and transferred to the customer.

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Video Streaming Service

This app was a database of movies, cartoons and TV shows accessible directly on cell phones and tablets. It allowed either viewing video content online or downloading it in background to a mobile device or desktop. Users could exchange files, recommend movies to friends, and stream their video to other devices. The content was virus-free due to forced on-server checks and subject to parental control. The search included

numerous categories: genres, actors, pre-set criteria. The application was made for the Russian-speaking market.

We were engaged in creating a mobile app for Android v 4.x. The customer asked us to use Cordova to implement a tricky feature request - downloading the video in background. By default, Android 4.x suspends processes which are not active at the moment, so we had to think of a way to overcome this behavior, so that user would get video downloaded even if they lock the screen or start another app.

We deployed a small team which did the job. We took one of the existing Cordova plugins responsible for the download process as such, Cordova Plugin File Transfer. Our team then implemented the download feature with an ability to pause the process and monitor the overall progress. The customer was able to integrate it into their live application for production use.

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Logicify Basic ERP

When Logicify was founded in 2010, it was a small team with all processes simple and visible. As we grew, additional processes were established, and at some point we needed an ERP-like system to keep finance, HR, accounting, document generation under control. At the same time, we did not require a fully-functional business system, which would have been excessive for our needs and too expensive to implement. Thus, we decided to

develop our own solution, simple yet covering all our needs.

This internal ERP system consists of several pieces. The first one eases the internal payroll by generating and sending invoices to employees. Data is collected from Google spreadsheets, then pdfs are generated and sent to people as attachments. User interface is a simple Google page. The workflow is done on monthly basis or upon request. Another piece is an internal tool built to track paid time off for Logicify employees. It allows emailing one-click on-demand reports to people, stating how much PTOs they have left for the given period, as well as breakdown per PTO type (sick leave, vacation, business trip or shifting their working day).

The application was developed as a set of modules by a small yet self-sufficient dev team. It is built on top of the existing Google Apps infrastructure. We used Google Apps Script to connect several data sources and automate actions like creating pdfs and sending emails.

Only one person is in charge of this workflow now - the system does not require any intensive manual input actions.  

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Educational Website for Children

This educational website would create a space to give children the online medium and tools to access, connect and engage with other children from all over the world through their respective schools. They could learn about each other, share information, work together, and over time become friends. The main idea was to ensure that future generations do not grow up with high level of misunderstanding and intolerance. 

The

project was a startup, with quite limited resources and time. We proceeded in Agile-like iterations to achieve the MVP stage and get the customer ready for demonstrations to the potential investors. 

We implemented a number of modules for this website. One of them was an area for children to learn more about the lives of others all over the world, and to share their own experiences. Another was a place for schools and classes to collaborate on projects. The projects could be aimed at learning about life in another country, life in the same country but with different socio-economic circumstance or beliefs, or working together on a joint project arranged by the teacher. One more module was used by children to leave messages and communicate with their new online school friends. 

There was also a blog, a section for educational games, an administrative module with an ability to control children abuse and improper wording.

We built the MVP and the customer started to work on raising funds for further investments. 

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Logicify: The System

The System is an in-house Logicify management tool, used  mainly for time tracking and office assets management. Logicify engineers fill in their timesheets on daily basis for the Time-and-Material projects. The admin can run a report against a selected time range and filter people per project to easily get an idea of how much hours the team spent for a month and what exactly they did. This report can be used as an attachment

to invoices to the clients who want detailed financial reporting, as well as to improve internal planning.

Logicify needed a single place to track hours spent by engineers at different projects. These  hours were used to produce invoices to be sent to clients, but were collected from several sources: spreadsheets, Redmine, or whatever issue tracking tool a specific dev team was using.

Since this was internal project, it was written by the engineers who were not engaged in commercial projects at the time. The dev process was thus periodic, with several changes of technology and requirements, and the testing sometimes did not catch up with the actual development. Consequently, the project took some time, as people were changing constantly. 

We followed the regular dev process: collected requirements from the internal customer - our management team - and built the dev team from the engineers on the bench at the moment. Since the team changed frequently, we had to spend some time for code refactoring and optimization.

The System is currently in use.  

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Online Video Sharing Service

The project was a private online video sharing service which provided consumers complete control over the distribution and privacy of their personal videos. Back in 2010, YouTube and Vimeo were the major platforms which were oriented at public video sharing. This product was a new type of video platform where users would share their private videos easily by selecting a limited circle of friends.

They were a startup with

limited resources. The client wanted to have solution up and running quickly. They had graphical design mockups, and we were implementing both the back-end and front-end in a tight timeframe. One of the challenges was adapting video player for different browsers, as in 2010 there was no universal JS solution for this, but only Flash. This was one of our first projects in an agile methodology, so we had to experiment before building the whole dev process and match it with the customer’s tempo.

We deployed a small agile team of two full-stack developers, doing everything, from collecting requirements to testing and deployment. First, we re-designed the project using the mock-ups provided, and performed cross-browser QA. Then we improved sharing features, added comments to videos, and integrated a payment system. Video streaming was done with the help of Wowza media server, as there were no ready-made suitable solutions in 2010. We had to build two separate applications: for desktop and for mobile devices.

As a result, the first iteration of this video sharing website was completed and we released the MVP into production

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Logicify Chatbot

In 2017, we developed a Java framework for building smart chat bots to explore the trending technology. The framework provides a bunch of abstractions and allows developers to concentrate on implementation of business logic. The behavior logic is split into independent components. Users can create different sets of bot replies, randomly rotate answers for the same input, and setup different reply styles to simulate different

bot “characters”.

We wanted to use chatbots within the existing infrastructure, avoiding deploying any cloud-based solutions due to internal security policy. At that time, the existing solutions did not match our requirements and limitations, so it was decided to develop our own.

We used our framework to create a couple of internal solutions. One of them helped engineers with their time tracking. This chatbot was integrated into our company RocketChat. People would write text in a free form in a dedicated chat room, like “Today I spent 2 hours developing my component X”. The chatbot would analyze and fill all this data into the proper spreadsheet for further analysis. Another solution was built to manage our complex virtual machines' cluster which we use to support development infrastructure for one of our customers. Team members could ask the chat bot and get info whether a specific virtual machine was up and running, display the list of virtual machines, and the list of available IPs reserved for them.

Both solutions were in use for a year until replaced by modern versions of respective apps.

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Betterfood.me is a smart assistant and a website which would solve an endless problem of group or team food orders. The assistant works by collecting everyone’s preferences, allergies, go- or no-go foods, and then sums that up for the person ordering catering. The next step would be to suggest restaurants doing delivery nearby, which can match the combined profile of the team, and assist in placing an order for delivery.. The

Betterfood.me smart assistant would work instead of a human office manager collecting food preferences from the team members, removing the pain and solving the problem with ease.

The product demanded visual perfection, since it was one of the selling points. A great part of the interface structure was controlled by the choices and data. The startup pace of the company required an equivalent pace from the team, with the unforeseen events happening here and there. Moreover, we had to prepare to replace the back-end team provided by the client during the project, since their deadlines were not met.

Our team ranged from one-man to 5 people at different stages. We developed a strong culture of being part of the client team, and used all our skills and possible levers to deliver best. Together with the client, we set up a lightweight management process similar to Kanban using Trello, which allowed rapid changes in the priorities and made hitting deadlines possible. We created both the marketing website and the main web app from the skeleton to production environment on AWS. 

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Development for Aviation Platform

"So far, I’m very pleased with all of their work."

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

Logicify provides development support to help merge two custom websites. They are using Python Django, AWS, and JavaScript. The team also does QA and scheduling.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Sheridan, Wyoming
Thanos Diacakis
Director of Software Engineering, Savvy Aviation
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Logicify has accelerated the pace of development. By facilitating a collaborative process and routinely delivering the highest quality code, they’ve enabled internal stakeholders to focus their attention on other areas. The team is accessible, communicative, and proactive.

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 director of software engineering at Savvy Aviation. We provide several services, including maintenance, breakdown assistance, and engine analysis, to small aircrafts.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Logicify?

We offered our services on two websites: Savvy Analysis, where we served the engine analysis business, and Savvy Mx, where we tended to all of our other lines of business. My company wanted to merge our two websites and offer all of our services on one unified site to make it easier for clients to navigate our services. Because our services are so unique, we couldn’t deploy any off-the-shelf systems, so all of our software is custom-made. We needed to outsource development support to a vendor that could work with our custom software and provide reasonable prices.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

My team provides the specifications and uses a ticket-filing process to give Logicify different tasks to work on. They perform these tasks and produce pull requests, which we review. The team is primarily using Python Django, but they’re also deploying AWS and JavaScript on the client side. They provide QA, and we’ve also outsourced scheduling and planning to them.

What is the team composition?

Dmitriy (Fullstack Developer, Logicify) oversees development. We also work with a part-time QA project manager who helps manage and plan the scope of the work. Dmitriy gives this individual the code he’s worked on, and she does some testing on the QA and production servers before delivering the code to us.

How did you come to work with Logicify?

I found Logicify on Clutch.

What is the status of this engagement?

We began outsourcing to Logicify in December 2018, and the work is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

My team’s pace of work has increased since we began working with Logificy and outsourcing QA and some of the scheduling and planning to them. Now, when we receive code from them, we don’t have to test for bugs; instead, we can focus on whether this is what we want and what changes we might wish to make. This allows my team to focus more on strategy, new features, and long-term planning.

How did Logicify perform from a project management standpoint?

We’ve established a collaborative process. Logicify is available to review and discuss their work if necessary, although their coding and deliverables very rarely need correcting. The team provides daily progress updates, and we communicate well. For instance, we gave Logicify a small task that they were putting too much time and effort into, and they quickly changed course when we alerted them of this. Their director sets up monthly calls with me to discuss the project and ensure the team is handling questions and issues well.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They deliver high-quality code and solutions. We very rarely need to send code back to them.  Having worked with various other developers, I’ve found that most engineers need a lot more guidance to get to this level of quality. The engineer we work with is incredibly mature. It’s particularly helpful that we don’t have to micromanage every bug and task, as this allows my team to focus on other pertinent work.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I don’t have any complaints. So far, I’m very pleased with all of their work.

Any advice for potential customers?

No, they’re pretty straightforward to work with. When I haven’t had time to give them directions, they’ve been good at figuring tasks out.  

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

Web App Dev for Sustainabilty Services Company

"There's a lot of excitement around the application. People think it looks really good and it's easy to use."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
May 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Logicify helped develop a web application to allow users to search for the environmental impact of construction materials. They provided a Django Python backend and an Angular frontend design.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Canada
Phil Northcott
CEO, C-Change Labs
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

While still in early stages, the web app has received positive feedback from key stakeholders. Logicify corrected bugs quickly and responds equally as promptly to other concerns. Their team not only provides high-quality deliverables, but also demonstrates a vested interest in long-term outcomes.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I'm the CEO of C-Change Labs, a sustainability-focused cloud services company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Logicify?

We needed a partner to help us implement a web-based cloud service and database for embodied carbon emissions in construction materials.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Logicify is primarily providing a Django Python backend, some extract transform load scripting, and an Angular frontend design. The function of the web application is to provide a database of construction materials. It allows users to search for the environmental impact of those materials based on the structural properties of the material. Intended users are construction professionals such as architects, structural engineers, and contractors.

I provided them with clear requirements, but we collaborated on the actual design of the site. I created some wireframes and Logicify also did a lot of that work themselves as well. They've done an API to a .NET application that we previously wrote for visualization. They've also assisted with APIs to Box.com and other software services that are involved in the deployment of the solution.

What is the team composition?

I work with several people. The person I interact with the most is the technical backend lead. I also work directly with a primary project contact and a primary business contact.

How did you come to work with Logicify?

I originally found them through on Upwork. I selected them for a trial project based on reviews and their long-term relationships with several other customers. I retained their services because they successfully delivered and cleanly executed the trial task.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent around $70,000 CAD (approximately $53,000 USD).

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in May 2018 and the engagement is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The web application is live and they’ve made several deliveries so far. There's a lot of excitement around the application. People think it looks really good and it's easy to use. There's still some bugs but that’s to be expected at this early stage. Overall, they do very good work. They're dedicated and focused on delivering a good result.

How did Logicify perform from a project management standpoint?

They deal with bugs in a very businesslike way. We identify the bug, and they identify the root cause. It gets deployed for testing and then to production. It's a very efficient process. This isn’t a large project so I work closely with their technical team. We use a combination of web meetings, screen sharing, and Asana.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They’re willing to work extremely hard when our customers' deadlines are coming up. They really care about the long term success of the partnership.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Some of their frontend design is not as sophisticated as it should be. They're much stronger on the backend then the frontend.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Logicify is a good partner for a long term relationship.

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

Web Development for Oil Industry Solution

"... the requirements and expectations were met and all our needs were handled properly."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Jan. - Mar. 2014
Project summary: 

Logicify helped with some of the visual components in a tool monitoring solution for the oil industry. They engineered a selection function, text validation system, calendar, and a complex oil well tool.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Moscow, Russia
Nikita Drey
Team Lead, Database Development Department, OT-OIL
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The seamless integration of Logicify’s delivered functionalities increased the value and performance of the solution. They were proactive and diligent throughout the development process and assured that there were no issues post-launch.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am a team lead at OT-OIL. We develop corporate information solutions for oil and gas companies in Russia.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Logicify?

We needed visual components for our tube monitoring system and our Google Web Toolkit (GWT) software engineers were not available. We were looking for an outsourced partner to handle this isolated piece of our solution.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted a multi-select picker, complex text field validation system, rich calendar, and oil well visualization tool that were completely compatible with Internet Explorer 8.0 and GWT.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

One of our colleagues recommended their services and, upon inspection, we found that their technology stack aligned with what we were looking for. We spoke with their management and agreed they were suitable for the project.

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

We ran an agile project with results delivered after each two-week sprint period. The total engagement included several smaller projects. First, they completed some standalone components for the program, such as a multi-select picker, a text field with a complex validation system, and a rich calendar. After completing those functions in a high-quality and timely manner, we asked them to design the oil well visualization tool. This complex element needed various interactive displays, event and action information, and a feature that allowed users to hover over different areas to see the necessary details. They managed the project and shared MS Project files through Redmine.

What was the team composition?

We worked with the CTO to determine the scope, then a single engineer completed all of the development tasks.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We easily integrated all of Logicify’s components without issue, which added additional value and interactive capabilities to the product. Following the project’s completion, the team remained accessible in case we needed to make any changes or corrections.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

We regularly communicated with the engineer on our project and scheduled weekly catch-ups with their management team to ensure the requirements and expectations were met and all our needs were handled properly.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

They quickly adjusted to our management and development model. There were minor issues, but they were seamlessly addressed and the project always remained on track.

Are there any areas where they can improve?

Clients might find them a little conservative in terms of planning, but that wasn’t an issue for us because it aligned with our team’s approach.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They did their work in time, without any going beyond the schedule
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    It fitted our planned budget
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    We get the result of good quality, all Logicify's components were easily integrated in our application
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Platform Dev for Networking Company

“The platform Logicify built is very stable, has few bugs, and no down time.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Feb. 2015 - Jan. 2017
Project summary: 

Logicify developed a web platform and MVP mobile app for iOS and Android, using Angular, Apache Cordova, and Amazon AWS. They continue to act as the company's tech team.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
New York, New York
Torrance Robinson
CEO, trovvit
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Logicify successfully delivered a very stable web platform that continues to attract a significant number of new users each month. They're not only talented, but also great at communicating and taking a proactive, supportive approach to finding the best solutions for their clients.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I'm the founder and CEO of trovvit, a student-centric, student-owned portfolio and networking tool that allows users to find pathways and opportunities from the people and organizations they already trust.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Logicify?

I needed a technical team as I launched my new startup, so I was looking for a vendor that could offer the right tech stack, people, and talent to ensure the architecture was in place for what we were hoping to scale to.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Logicify acts as the company's CTO of product development, frontend and backend development, and testing for our web and mobile app (iOS and Android). They used Angular and Apache Cordova, as well as Amazon AWS for storage and hosting of our systems, integrating some of AWS's tools, including transcoders and Filepicker, as well as Facebook and Google Drive. While they provided feedback on the wireframes and flows I created, we worked with another design shop on the UX/UI.

Features of the app include identity and accounts, as well as safety and security protocols, since our apps target minors and require guardian or parental consent. Users can upload various media, including photos, videos, and documents.

What is the team composition?

It varies depending on the project, but we typically work with anywhere from four to seven developers and a project manager.

How did you come to work with Logicify?

I had hired and worked with Logicify for another company I own. Although I've worked with several developers around the world, I keep coming back to them. They now make up the majority of our tech team.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together at this company in February 2015 and the relationship is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We receive maybe one support ticket every couple months, and most of those are usually a result of user error. The platform Logicify built is very stable, has few bugs, and no down time. The number of users continues grow at a rate of about 10–15% per month.

How did Logicify perform from a project management standpoint?

We're very pleased with their team, which is why I keep recommending them to others. They stay organized through tools like Confluence, Jira, Bitbucket, Slack, and Google Hangouts.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They're great communicators, which is hard to find. Their English and collaboration skills are top-notch, and they're also proactive about providing feedback where they feel it would improve the product.

Many outsourced vendors will take a project and run with it, but their team is willing to provide feedback and seems to genuinely care about overall client success. Even the people that had previously worked on the project and have moved on continue to check in with us.

Are there any areas they could improve?

They provide good MVPs of mobile apps, but they could do more in that area of their business should they decide to expand their expertise.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Work with them—they're fantastic.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They deliver on time, are transparent, and follow up with us to ensure we're hitting deadlines.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They're competitively priced compared to others.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Their caliber of services and talent is top-notch.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I refer them to others all the time.

Software Development for Holding Company

"In terms of quality of code, they delivered at 97% efficiency."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
2009 - Aug. 2011
Project summary: 

Logicify developed a comprehensive application for the marine insurance sector, remodeling and rewriting the existing product to transform it from a linear to a modular programming approach.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
London, United Kingdom
Alex Azimi
CEO, ISIC Holding AG
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Though completed almost 10 years ago, the application has stood the test of time and is still in use and marketable. The team wrote excellent code, building a cost-effective and adaptable application. They were dedicated, flexible, and extremely knowledgeable about their sector.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I'm the founder and CEO of ISIC Holding AG. We're a holding company specializing in the development of turnkey solutions for international corporations in niche markets.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Logicify?

The initial challenge was the development of an application that could provide 100% coverage within an industry that hadn’t previously had an application. Our client wanted a custom-made app for running their marine insurance business. They specialized in cargo ships and tankers. The challenge was the development of a software app to underwrite the insurance side of the operation.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

The software application covers the entire marine insurance process from the point of view of underwriting how you would insure ships that actually travel in the seas. Logicify took the version that was developed by other companies in Austria, remodeled it, and rewrote the entire thing. They utilized the state-of-the-art technologies in existence at the time. They took it from a linear programming approach to a modular programming approach and finished the product. They used Apache Wicket and Java to this.

The modularizing of the application enabled us to turn sections of it on and off, depending on the need. This is what impressed me the most. The client was able to have full or partial functionality, which was a great advantage for the marketability of the app.

What is the team composition?

There were 4–6 people involved, including a project manager.

How did you come to work with Logicify?

They were introduced to me by a member of the ISIC consortium as an alternative to the development or the revamping of the software application we were developing. I spoke to them and we took a trip to Ukraine to get to know them. I was very satisfied with what I saw at the time. I did also interview an additional two companies in Austria, one in Italy, and another in Romania.

How much have you invested with them?

The cost was $50,000–$200,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started the revamping project in 2009. It was a very short contract, based on the promise that they could deliver. The first section of the project was finished in August 2009. We then finished an additional development phase around August 2011.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

To this date, there's no comparison on that market to the product developed by Logicify. The end-product was a success. It’s still owned by my company and is still marketable in that section of the industry.

In terms of quality of code, they delivered at 97% efficiency. The beauty of the application is that it’s adaptable. It's convertible to cater to other insurance industries with very little effort. That makes it a cost-effective application, even today.

How did Logicify perform from a project management standpoint?

The project management was the part that impressed me the most. The professionalism of Logicify’s project manager was high. They had German precision in terms of reporting on updates and progress. Out of the 11 companies that participated in this project, Logicify was the best I dealt with.

We communicated on a daily basis and had continuous back-and-forth communication throughout the development cycle.

What did you find most impressive about them?

One thing I really like about them is that if the team believes that they don’t have sufficient industry experience to handle a project, they will be upfront with it and will ask for the time to familiarize themselves with the matter.

What I saw at the time when I visited them was great. They had a great setting, and they were cost-effective. The best impression I received was about their knowledge of the technology itself. I visited them again in 2017, and I was further impressed by their progress. I wish them the best of luck, and I would recommend them to any other company looking for development partners.

Are there any areas they could improve?

They could grow by marketing themselves a bit more efficiently. They have great potential to be competitive—as far as development is concerned, they're preparing themselves for what the industry will offer within the next 10 years. They just need to hire a few more experts in the robotics and intelligent-appliances areas, but they have great potential going forward.

4.5
Overall Score They have room for improvement in terms of English communication.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Backend Dev for Biotechnology Data Analytics Platform

"Their work increased the functionality of our site and how much data we are able to show."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Mar. - Sept. 2017
Project summary: 

Logicify provided backend development of a site to host a graph database. The infrastructure was built using Neo4j, Python, and Django. The site allows for natural-language searches of 50 million nodes.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
San Francisco, California
Sam Blinstein
Former CTO, Bering Science
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Logicify’s efforts helped grow infrastructure and data-housing capabilities. They adjusted to an expedited work schedule and performed admirably. Logicify’s team of developers were well-versed in modern technological practices, and they were fully capable of maintaining complex projects.

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 former CTO at Bering, which is a data analytics platform for science. We gathered different datasets on scientific research, starting with biomedicine but expanding to include other areas.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Logicify?

We wanted to build a graph database that included hundreds of millions of nodes, but the challenge was a site with the infrastructure to house it all. It had to be in a cluster, it had to be in the cloud, but we needed to advance our backend.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

I worked on code with them, but they owned the infrastructure. It was our design, but they implemented it. They built the backend pipelines to retrieve raw data from publications and implement them into the graph. The backend could also parse a user’s search query, access the graph for that data, and present it to the user. Everything was Python-based and Django-based. They used Neo4j as the graph database management system, and they utilized Elasticsearch and Semantic search to allow searches using natural, non-technical language. Logicify used AWS for certain tasks, and they used Terraform to manage the infrastructure’s code.

What is the team composition?

In addition to our project manager, we worked with one Django and Python developer, two infrastructure developers, and a part-time frontend manager.

How did you come to work with Logicify?

I met their CTO and CEO at a startup accelerator program, and we connected immediately because we could both speak Russian. They came very highly recommended, and I liked them personally. I was impressed with their demeanor—they were very professional. And they spoke English perfectly, so we had no trouble communicating.

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked together from March 2017 through September 2017. We tapered off because we needed to raise more funds, but we’re still active with them and working together.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We haven’t launched yet, but they helped us grow our infrastructure tremendously. Their work increased the functionality of our site and how much data we are able to show. We had no graph database before, and now we have one that has 100 million connections and 50 million nodes.

How did Logicify perform from a project management standpoint?

We didn’t ask for a project manager as a cost-saving measure, but they provided one at no cost anyway. I was skeptical about it, thinking we didn’t need one, but he was helpful and professional. He kept the project on track with daily calls. They foresaw the necessity for a project manager better than we did, and they performed very well. They used Jira regularly and accurately so that I could track their logged hours and tasks.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They are fully modern and advanced developers. They work quickly, and they’re agile. They cost less than many other firms, but their quality is among the best. We always trusted them to accomplish their work.

Are there any areas they could improve?

They could use more creative discretion in their revisions. Not all projects have to be done to the letter of our specifications if there is room for improvement. Also, they wrote quality code, but it could have included more comments to make maintenance easier in the future. That said, we were operating with a fast timeline, and they adapted to that schedule, so comments were not a priority.

Any advice for potential customers?

I haven’t worked much with their frontend staff, so I cannot comment on the quality of their designers, but if you come to them with a technology need and tell them your goal, they’ll be able to fill in the steps to get there.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Our quick timelines could have been reflected better in their estimates.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They built everything we needed and did it well.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I have already recommended them.

Platform Rebuild for Hair Products Company

"They thoroughly understand and anticipate business issues to then work through solutions proactively."

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

After completing several trial projects, Logicify completely rebuilt an open-source web platform. They integrated the site with relevant software and developed a product wizard. They also helped modify the UI.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
New York, New York
Eli Halliwell
CEO, Hairstory
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Their forward-thinking development approach enabled them to deliver a nearly bug-free platform at launch. Website bounce rate has decreased by 50% and customer cart abandonment is down as well. Logicify persistently engages challenges and regularly works late to accommodate a time zone difference.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the founder and CEO of Hairstory. We sell haircare products.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Logicify?

I initially engaged them to complete smaller projects that revolved around creative problem-solving by applying technology. For example, I first had to create a widget so I could make my reviews searchable. They did a great job with that, so I continued to give them work over the next year. Eventually, I hired them to rebuild my entire technology platform.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Our platform consisted of white label software that we reskinned with our brand. However, it was entirely someone else’s engine and that made it difficult and expensive to customize. Logicify had a deep understanding of our platform because they had been implementing a reporting software capable of reaching into the database. They also had a working knowledge of our business processes and data structure, so we asked them to develop a unique platform.

To begin the research phase, Logicify conducted a detailed evaluation of other software platforms like Shopify and Magento. After considering the options, we ended up choosing an open-source solution.

During the sprint-based development cycle, they implemented everything on the platform and customized it to our business needs. They integrated the site with our new payment provider and plugged in tax software. They also coded the site to interact with our warehouse systems, order processing, data analytics, and reporting software. Regarding design, they made adjustments to the UI but essentially replicated our previous frontend so the site could retain a similar UX.

A crucial piece of the project was the development of product wizard that could help customers identify and purchase the right items for them. It’s a sophisticated set of functions with a notable amount of technology behind it. Logicify built it from the ground up and were instrumental in its UI design.

What is the team composition?

We worked with their CTO on the initial project scoping and currently have a project manager as our primary point of contact. We also interact with the development team.

How did you come to work with Logicify?

I had been frustrated with our previous technology situation for some time. I reached out to a technologist colleague who was looking to outsource a software engineering team. While he ultimately decided not to outsource, he interviewed Logicify and was impressed with they offered. He suggested I talk with them and the relationship evolved from there.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve probably spent around $300,000–400,000 in total.

What is the status of this engagement?

Our current project with them began in November 2017 and the work is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We were able to launch the platform with nearly zero issues on day one. Logicify watched over the site for the first couple days and quickly addressed any error reports that occurred. They’re on top of every detail. As a result, we’ve experienced a huge increase in user engagement. Since the launch of the product wizard within the latest version of the platform, our bounce rate has fallen from 70%­–20%. The percentage of customer cart abandonment is down as well. We also expect to see an increase in customer retention, but that has yet to manifest.

How did Logicify perform from a project management standpoint?

They’re consistently on-time and within budget. We communicate via Google Hangouts and Slack. They accommodate the time zone difference by having stand-up meetings with us end of every day. This allows us to hear from every developer and ask questions directly. Their whole staff speaks English, so we’re able to build relationships with them easily. They frequently work into the evening hours to complete the tasks we assign.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They thoroughly understand and anticipate business issues to then work through solutions proactively. They don’t just wait for us to come across a problem to fix it. Considering different scenarios during the development process enables them to deliver products with far fewer bugs than vendors we’ve worked with in the past.

Are there any areas they could improve?

They’re conservative when setting timelines, but I respect that because the quality they deliver is very high. They figure out a way to provide everything I ask from them.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Take the time at the outset to make sure the Logicify team understands your business needs. Build a relationship by jumping onto Google Hangouts and talking to them. That’s what we’ve done and now there’s mutual respect and admiration between both parties.

5.0
Overall Score We couldn’t have pulled off the rebuild without them.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They’ve never missed an important deadline.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They cost a fraction of what I was paying with other firms.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They utilize an extensive QA process.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I’d recommend them without reservation.

CMS Development for E-Learning Platform

"They're building things the right way—they do not take shortcuts and they don't build sloppy code."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Oct. 2013 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Logicify conducted the frontend and backend engineering of a learning management system and a CMS. They provide ongoing maintenance for platforms that streamline group communication and task management.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
New York, New York
Dave Milne
VP of Product & Tech, eChalk
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Defect rates and support ticket numbers have dropped since the introduction of the new technology. User responses have been favorable, a credit to Logificy’s code quality. Communication has been efficient and constructive toward the project’s success.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am the VP of eChalk. We are a software company that builds systems for K-12 schools in the United States. We build online learning communities.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Logicify?

We didn’t have the expertise in-house to build the MVP versions of our applications. We wanted to develop a learning management system—an online and blended learning environment for schools, which consists of calendars, homework assignments, real-time assessments, and grade books that can be viewed by parents, teachers, and students at the same time. Additionally, we wanted to develop a CMS for K-12 schools. We envisioned a platform that enabled as many editors for portions of the website as necessary because they need to be able to delegate and distribute that responsibility, while also tracking the activity of certain groups.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They were involved from the beginning in the backend and frontend engineering and project management. They were instrumental in helping us with the organization of our Agile methodology and processes, and they helped streamline and lead our scrum meetings. In the building of our platforms, we have C# all throughout the backend. Our frontend, however, is split between AngularJS for our learning management system, and we use ASP.NET MVC for our CMS. For our data tier, we use PostgreSQL, MongoDB, and MemcacheDB. Also for the backend, we've built the entire product line in the Amazon Cloud, so we've used a bunch of their tools: their SNS, Amazon DNS services, Route 53, and the S3 storage. We've also done work with Beanstalk and Terraform to control and build environments properly.

What is the team composition?

At the height of the project, we had 22 people on the team, and 17 of those came from Logicify. We've been assigned project managers and junior project managers.

How did you come to work with Logicify?

When we first found them, we were looking at a small MVP, a small Node.js project, for a freelancer to do. Logicify gave us an outline of what they’d like to do with it, and we worked on a trial basis to determine if we were amicable business partners. We were impressed with the outcome of that project and have been utilizing them much more since then, particularly on these large projects.

What is the status of this engagement?

We began working together in October 2013, and they provide ongoing development.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We’ve had extremely low defect rates, and we do not have customers calling with problems. Our support desk tickets have dropped dramatically since implementing the new product. We’ve been very happy with the quality of the work we’ve gotten from Logicify.

How did Logicify perform from a project management standpoint?

They've been keeping us focused and on track. They're making sure we're asking the right questions for what we want out of our project. They are based in Ukraine and Poland, so we use Jira for our project management, and we use Confluence for our documentation. On a day-to-day basis, we’ll use Skype, and we use Google Hangouts for our stand-ups. At times we've met in person in New York for bigger summits or kickoff meetings.

What did you find most impressive about them?

All of the developers have hit the ground running, and the quality of the code they have produced for us is the most impressive thing. They're building things the right way—they do not take shortcuts and they don't build sloppy code.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, Logicify has always answered the call for what we’ve required.

Any advice for potential customers?

My advice would be to treat them as a partner in the process and not as the additional hands to do the code. Look at them as a holistic team that can work with yours and provide QA and development at the same time.

5.0
Overall Score They’ve been very helpful from the beginning to help us grow and mature.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    We were on time or early for many of our projects.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    The value of their services is unparalleled with what I could find in local providers.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Their services are top-notch, and the quality of their code is quite exceptional.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I have already recommended them.

Angular Development for Digital Marketing Company

“The quality of work they provided led to a relatively short QA testing period.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Jan. 2017 - Apr. 2018
Project summary: 

Logicify developed a payment gateway application, including frontend and backend development and QA testing, using Jaison, Java, and Angular.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Portland, Oregon
Joshua Martyn
CEO, Virtual Native
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Logicify provided high-quality development services, leading to clean code that was mostly bug-free and passed through QA testing quickly. Responsive and professional in communication, their team stayed on top of milestones and worked well directly with the client.

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 president and owner of Virtual Native, which provides an array of services, from digital marketing to web application development and everything in between.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Logicify?

Originally, we were working with another team located in India on an AngularJS project, but the engagement was not a good match for both our company and our client. To save our relationship with the client, we looked for another vendor with better QA standards.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Logicify worked on a complex application built for new merchants within the payment gateway space. After providing the requirements, they created the frontend interface for logging in, as well as the application itself, using Jason, Java, and Angular to communicate with the client's backend. They provided about a thousand hours of service over a period of eight or nine weeks.

What is the team composition?

We worked with five people, including a project manager, some Angular programmers, backend developers and architects, and an HTML developer.

How did you come to work with Logicify?

I believe they approached us about a year and a half ago. We gave them some smaller projects to work on to see how they would deliver and decided to work with them on this larger project based on their performance.

How much have you invested with them?

We invested between $25,000–$30,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with them in January 2018 and completed the work in April.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

In addition to delivering the project on time and close to budget, the code was clean and mostly bug free. The quality of work they provided led to a relatively short QA testing period.

How did Logicify perform from a project management standpoint?

They were very responsive throughout the engagement, utilizing Zoom for meetings, Slack for chatting, and Jira for project management.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They were able to understand the project quickly. They also communicated well and professionally directly with our client, despite the client's lack of organization.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No. I don't have any complaints.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

I recommend going into the relationship with a clear scope and schedule. They have very talented resources, but aren't a big company, so it's important to give them some lead time so they can schedule it in appropriately.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They're competitive compared to US companies, but pricier for an Indian company.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Server Development & UI/UX for Media Platform

"They were by far the best-outsourced company I’ve worked with."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Aor, 2013 - Aug. 2014
Project summary: 

Logicify developed the server-side components of an Android app using Node.JS and a Django web framework. They also helped with the redesign of the app's UX/UI.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
United Kingdom
Chris Leow
Former CTO, BlastOut
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Event organizers and users have provided very positive feedback on the app. Logicify's ability to tailor personalized solutions and integrate into a business' workflow contributed to a smooth engagement. Their team immediately addressed bugs and produced clean, testable code at a reasonable value.

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 former CTO of BlastOut, a mobile app which allows users share photos and comments for events in a localized space using geolocation/geofencing.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Logicify?

We needed Logicify to develop the backend of our app.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

First, their account manager met with us to understand our business problems and tailored a plan specified to our needs. Then, Logicify developed our server-side components that powered the platform using Node.JS and a Django web framework. They configured the servers to be compatible with our geolocation and photo-sharing features.

Their team also helped us with our redesign of the app’s UX/UI and managed the project behind the scenes.

What is the team composition?

I worked mainly with the account manager and the project manager.

How did you come to work with Logicify?

We put an SOS out on a free-lancing platform for a backend developer. Logicify contacted us back and immediately impressed us with their thorough communication. They took the time to understand our problems and we could tell they were very technically competent.

How much have you invested with them?

We invested around $70,000–$80,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started in April 2013 and ended the engagement in August 2014.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The app was very well received by event organizers and event goers. They addressed any bugs immediately and made sure the code was maintainable and testable—which was an unusual, but welcome addition from an outsourced partner.

How did Logicify perform from a project management standpoint?

Their project manager set the scope of the work and we used Jira to track the process. They communicated with us via Skype daily, lasting 10–15 minutes or more. We shared status reports from one side to the other and we always well updated on developments and anything that was going on. They were always available for any questions or requests.

What did you find most impressive about them?

We were impressed by their communication standards and their painstaking commitment to integrate into our workflow.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, they were by far the best-outsourced company I’ve worked with.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

They are consummate professionals, so don’t be afraid to let them take control of some of the process.

5.0
Overall Score They were very good.
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They consistently met scheduling expectations, although sometimes things slip, which is understandable.
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I already recommended them to another company, who had a positive experience as well.
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