Web and Blockchain Application on Demand

Look4App is a Polish software house that delivers cutting-edge blockchain and web development projects. With a strong fintech background and eye for exceptional design, we are up for your challenge.

 

We differentiate ourselves by a strong foundation of business ethics, partnership and acting on solid data. We like it triple-checked. We don’t get carried away with trends and keep our promises. While developing and managing complex solutions we deliver on time and always strive for the best quality maintaining our role as a genuine, trustworthy partner. 

 

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$5,000+
 
$50 - $99 / hr
 
50 - 249
 Founded
2013
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Wrocław, Poland
headquarters
other locations
  • Silver Tower, Al Abraj street
    Dubai
    United Arab Emirates

Portfolio

Key clients: 
  • ITSEC Asia
  • BagsOff
  • ZonGuru
  • Torus
  • Travelplanet.pl
  • BCT.IO
  • Hays Poland
  • Emerald Air
  • Cypherdog

Emerald Air

Emerald Air application is enabling to connect an unlimited number of devices that are measuring air quality to the users network through WiFi. The system will automatically analyse and save the data about air humidity, pressure, temperature and chemical pollutants.

ZonGuru

Amazon does not provide all the necessary information that an entrepreneur could need to develop his business. With that in mind, ZonGuru's objective is not only to provide quick and easy methods of detecting profitable niches, but is mainly to facilitate the analysis and optimization of Amazon-based businesses.

The L4A team focused on creating a simple and friendly solution where the entrepreneur has everything available on one screen. 

The plug-in automatically retrieves information when you search for products on Amazon, informs you how much can be earned, and checks the profitability of the investment. 

Despite its friendly form, the application implements complex processes in the background, using built-in filters, it aggregates additional data from an external client API and comprehensively analyses all collected information. This guarantees that all results are precise and valuable for the client’s business. Continual Improvement However,...

Qute

The Challenge

'What to wear? What to buy? Which thing is better? In which outfit I look better? With these questions, feel free to turn to people who are nearby. We refer to their knowledge to make a better choice. The problem arises when we need help, but there is no one around. Reaching for online solutions was inconvenient and required visiting different sites and posting multiple posts. In addition, they were modest and insufficient.

The Solution

QUTE comes with help, a mobile application behind which there is a simple idea: the user uploads 2 photos and then asks the community for feedback, tips or just help in the selection. In this way, the user gets a personal fashion advisor who will point which clothes and its elements are better compared to the others. QUTE is not only an app about fashion. It also allows you to add photos from other categories, which grants comparision possibility of any two things: costumes,...

Travelplanet.pl

The Travelplanet.pl company was struggling with a problem of serving “Last Minute” customers online. Solutions for this challenge were already being used by a large proportion of the company competitors. The client was thinking of creating a simple and unique platform, with an enjoyable interface, that would solve the target group’s access issues.

The system enables searching through offers in one of the biggest Polish travel agencies – Travelplanet.pl. The tool is synchronised with the Travelplanet booking system as well as external service providers. The project has been adapted to many different browsers and offers maximised clarity and readability of the page’s UI. The application was developed in .NET and HTML5.

The Podyum

The football players community have suffered from a lack of professional infrastructure for amateur & semi pro’s that would enable them to promote their achievements, share the statistics, exchange experiences, or manage their teams.

Podyum is the football lovers community dedicated platform. The teams are able to manage their careers and gameplays by using tools such as team management, training planner, team statistics, recruiting mode or social media integration mode. The players have access to personalised profiles enabling the promotion of achievements, communications with fans and live statistics tracking. Live updating game scores are collected from the mobile app for coaches.

Cofapay

On the competitive and unpredictable market, the ability to secure yourself against bad debts had been more important than ever. Payment overdue or bankruptcy can happen to any company anytime. There were no efficient security nets to monitor the risk level. The rising business risk had become a serious issue.

Coface is an analytical tool able to prepare a fully specified report describing financial condition of specific companies or whole business branches. It will let you analyse the Payment Morality Index (PMI) of debtors, Map of Risks, Industry Risk and Payment Performance, as well as tracking trends. The solution works globally using data from 66 countries and over 224 cities.

Smoothie

The Challenge

The advanced editing of photos was always the professional graphic designer’s domain. Good quality graphic tools were very complicated and expensive. Using them properly depended on years of experience on the user’s part. Freemium software didn’t have much functionalities, their capabilities had been strictly related to editing contrast and picture size. There were some options to put some filters on the picture in more developed applications but the picture size was still limited.

The Solution

We managed to create a flexible and useful application, dedicated for Android based Smartphones, which allows advanced editing of photos. Intuitive design, based on the Holo style, support for up to 13MP pictures and, a feature few of these apps have, the possibility to undo the changes made to photos (which we truly find a most important thing). That’s what Smoothie really is. Over 160 000 downloads in Poland and around...

My Way Away

The Challenge

International travelers were always open to meeting new people. Unfortunately, there was always some risk involved. You never know who you are going to meet. Even if you’ve met someone online before meeting him or her in person, there are no guarantees. The majority of platforms weren’t verifying the credibility of their user’s personal data.

The Solution

An exclusive web platform for travelers who’d like to meet people during their trips in a safe and easy way. The app offers us a specific list of people we will meet on the basis of our personalised search criteria. The web application not only allows you to create meetings with others in places you’re traveling to at the moment, but also plan future meetups up to 6 months in to the future. The platform will let us know about the hottest events around and suggest a list of the people to hang out with. It will show us also the location of hospitals, police...

Vukada

The Challenge

Trade and exchange of goods takes place every day around the world. Although Africa is a continent that is constantly developing, it suffers from the lack of solutions supporting the sale of goods and services in its area. Inhabitants of the old land have a difficult way of getting acquainted with the local, district or general-African offer. In addition, there are also no solutions that allow an attractive presentation of your products on the web, as well as facilitating and enabling cooperation.

The Solution

Vukada is not only an e-commerce platform designed mainly for the African community. It is also a place to promote the Africa, its brilliant people, institutions, companies or products. With the help of perfect algorithms, the platform presents information based on geostationary data, making local trade simple and pleasant and seeking people to cooperate - extremely easy.The whole closed in an attractive...

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Product Dev. for Big Data and Machine Learning Network Firm

"The team accurately assesses the risks and obstacles in each project and is open to suggested solutions."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
Jan. 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Look4Apps serves as a blockchain development partner to create distributed applications for third-party clients. Key projects include cryptocurrency wallets, UI/UX designs, and website frontends.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
New York, New York
COO, DxChain
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The final products have received praise for their look, feel, and functionality. Look4App’s responsiveness, accessibility, and penchant for problem-solving make the workflow effortless. Customers can expect a knowledgeable team that learns quickly and works with diligence and honesty.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m a partner and the COO at DxChain, also known as DxDigital. We’re a blockchain development company that licenses our digital rights management technology to clients.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Look4App?

We engaged Look4App to help us build a variety of blockchain products for third-party clients.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Look4App helps us build distributed applications—a core technology for blockchain. They’ve worked on cryptocurrency wallets, UI/UX design, and developing website frontends to plug into sophisticated backends.

They deliver work using scrum-like methodology. We give direction on each project, but they have excellent designers who we’re comfortable with taking the lead on designs.  

What is the team composition?

We work with around eight team members. The team comprises a project manager, a UI/UX person, and six developers. 

How did you come to work with Look4App?

Another member of our team found them and brought them in as a partner.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent over $500,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in January 2018, and the partnership is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Most products have not launched publicly. However, we’ve privately received positive feedback from clients on Look4App’s work. They compliment the look, feel, and functionality. Look4App regularly delivers thoroughly tested products that present well. They excel at embedding security protocols into their deliverables; security is a core part of our blockchain products.

How did Look4App perform from a project management standpoint?

The team accurately assesses the risks and obstacles in each project and is open to suggested solutions. Look4App is also highly accessible and communicative. We communicate through Slack, WhatsApp, email, and phone calls. We’ve also used Jira, GitHub, and Project Libra on occasion.

What did you find most impressive about them?

The team communicates fluently and intelligently about all things business. They offer scalable resources and demonstrate a high level of integrity.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Look4App has done an excellent job learning about blockchain security for our projects. As they grow, I’m sure they’ll broaden their skills and areas of competency. 

Any advice for potential customers?

Make sure that your objectives are clear and your payments are timely. Clear communication especially is important to achieving the outcomes you want.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Their team is highly punctual and alerts us to any potential delays.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Their services come at middling rates and an excellent value.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Look4App delivers fully functioning products on time.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I've already done so.

Mobile App Dev for ERP Solutions Company

“It wasn’t always easy, but they worked hard to make sure we successfully completed each task.”

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
4.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Sept. 2017 - Feb. 2019
Project summary: 

Working from a prototype and a provided list of specifications, Look4App developed mobile extensions of a core product for iOS, Android, and UWP devices. They also brainstormed new features and optimizations.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Freiburg, Germany
Product Manager, wiko Bausoftware GmbH
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

They successfully developed mobile extensions. The system isn’t live yet, but its UI has been highly praised by those that have seen it. Look4App was responsive and communicative, showing unwavering dedication to the project. Despite a few misunderstandings, it was a smooth process overall.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m the product manager of a small software company in Germany. We have about 25 employees that specialize in delivering ERP solutions to large planning organizations in the construction industry. We have an intern consulting department that guides our clients in digitizing their business processes. My primary responsibility is coordinating client needs across our development and sales efforts.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Look4App?

We were looking for external resources with extensive experience in developing mobile applications to work on an extension of our core product.

What were your goals for this project?

To meet our future development goals, it was imperative that we build out mobile extensions of our products.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We searched online for app developers both in our region and abroad. Looking specifically for mobile specialists, we contacted any vendors that had proven experience. Look4App fit our requirements and stood out among their local competitors, but their motivated attitude and reasonable price were the deciding factors that led us to partner with them.

Describe the project in detail.

After choosing to engage Look4App, we agreed on a contract and got to work. First, we presented them with a detailed, working prototype and a set of specifications. Look4App started working on the most robust technical part; then we handled the small and mid-sized components. After a few iterations, we finalized and approved each element. The final product was built for all platforms—Android, iOS, and Universal Windows Platform (UWP). In addition to their development work, Look4App also help brainstorm new features and possible optimizations.

What was the team composition?

We interacted with a key account manager, who supported us at the beginning and end of the project. In between, we worked directly with our project manager and the assigned developer—both resources coordinated to test all of the product’s components.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Our goal was to have a successful product extension across all mobile platforms, and Look4App helped us achieve it. Their work on the system’s UI has been well received by our customers. At this point, we haven’t officially launched the app yet, but we plan to release it in the coming months.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

We mostly communicated via email and Skype. They were very responsive, providing feedback quickly and scheduling appointments as necessary. We spoke German with the account and project managers, and English with the developer. There were a few misunderstandings, but we were able to handle them easily.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

We’ve never worked with another vendor before, so I don’t have much to compare Look4App to. With that said, I’m very impressed by their level of dedication and engagement in our project. It wasn’t always easy, but they worked hard to make sure we successfully completed each task.

Are there any areas for improvement?

Both sides could’ve worked a bit faster, and documenting and communicating test results and bug reports could’ve been don’t more efficiently. In the end, we’re completely satisfied with the results of the partnership.

4.0
Overall Score They're a great team, and we're happy with the results.
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    The project could've been completed quicker, but they were very responsive.
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Their prices and estimates were fair.
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Despite a few communication gaps, they're a dedicated team that delivers good results.
  • 4.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I recommend them to business with experience in working with external vendors.

Development for a Blockchain Company

"Look4App introduced our team to the development and ICO processes."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Aug. 2018 - Jan. 2019
Project summary: 

Look4App provided development work for a cryptocurrency company. The team built an ICO application, created a landing page, worked on marketing presentations, and helped with design and graphics.

The Reviewer
 
2-10 Employees
 
Poland
Employee, Renewable Energy Group
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Look4App delivered the work within a quick deadline. They built a functional product for the entire ICO process. Their development team is skilled and hardworking. Their transparency was a noteworthy aspect of the engagement.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I work at Renewable Energy Group, a cryptocurrency company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Look4App?

We hired Look4App because of our lack of expertise in the ICO process or how to increase visibility in the cryptocurrency world.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Look4App developed and designed our landing page, backend, and ICO application. Their team helped ours with whitepapers and marketing presentations. The analysts figured out how everything should work within the app. The frontend was built using React.js, and they also used PHP, Java, and Solidity. Look4App also worked on the graphics.

They developed functionalities and features that included voting, token gathering, and how the tokens would work. When users log in, they can gather tokens and exchange them into cryptocurrency.

What is the team composition?

We worked with six people on the team, but their tester and PM weren’t full time.

How did you come to work with Look4App?

We found Look4App on Clutch. Their reviews were positive. After contacting various companies we saw on Clutch, we decided to work with them because their team seemed the most experienced. We met with Look4App in Poland, and they presented themselves as confident and skilled. They provided our team with details of each stage.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent between $80,000–$90,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We engaged with Look4App between August 2018 and January 2019.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We had a strict deadline and their team delivered on time.

How did Look4App perform from a project management standpoint?

Look4App worked in Scrum methodology. Every two weeks, their team ran a demo. They used Jira, giving us access to their process. We received biweekly reports and had real-time project management through a Kanban board. The project manager was in charge of communication, while there was an assigned account manager that focused on the financial rules.

What did you find most impressive about them?

I appreciated their clarity throughout the project. Look4App introduced our team to the development and ICO processes. We had a fantastic experience working with their UX designer.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Initially, some things could’ve been clarified a tad better. We had three calls at the beginning that could’ve been condensed into one long phone call.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

I recommend using Look4App for any ICO and blockchain needs. 

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

iOT development for Life Science Firm

“Look4App was key in moving forward with every step of the projects we worked on together.”

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

Look4App provided React.js frontend and HTTPS and Java server-side development. They helped build prototypes for a lightweight data HTML5 UI device controller and a custom industrial IoT product.

 

The Reviewer
 
1001-10,000 Employees
 
Warsaw, Poland
Principal Architect, Life Science Market Leader
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Look4App scaled up the internal team’s capabilities by allocating an array of expert senior programmers to deliver proofs-of-concept much faster and more easily. Their extensive knowledge base and technical acumen helped secure vital continued funding. They kept an open dialogue and agile workflow.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

Our company works in the performance materials and life science area. As the principal architect in the R&D department, I focus on automation.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Look4App?

An essential function of the program we’re running is rapidly prototyping various concepts about new technologies, mainly IoT. We reached out to Look4App for help on two projects, including an evaluation of our IT platforms.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We needed to rapidly deploy an infrastructure for the project and code additional functionalities on the existing platforms. The technology we chose was Java. Look4App helped us with the evaluation as well.

The other project was a slightly more complex continuation of the first one. We were supposed to create an entire proof of concept for machine-to-machine and machine-to-cloud communication in the industrial IoT area. Look4App helped us build custom components to connect between devices. The scope of work included embedded Java programming and communication on the server side.

Look4App also helped us build a lightweight data prototype to controls devices through an HTML5 UI. We needed the backend to run on multiple technologies, including HTTPS. The frontend was constructed on the React.js library.

What is the team composition? 

Look4App assigned 2–4 developers to our project. Most of the teammates were senior developers who provided programming services.  They worked directly with our architect, who orchestrated the project. One of their programmers served as a project manager.

How did you come to work with Look4App?

We started a discussion with Bartosz (CEO, Look4App) when we met at an event in Poland. When the opportunity came along, we parted ways with our previous partner and gave Look4App a try. Our collaboration was seamless, and I plan to continue working together in the future.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent €20,000–€30,000 (approximately $23,000–$34,000 USD).

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with Look4App in June 2018. The first project lasted until September 2018, and we finished the second one a month later in November 2018. We’ve completed all the efforts we initially engaged them for, but they will likely be part of the team effort for the upcoming project we’re starting soon.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Look4App was key to moving forward with every step of the projects we worked on together. They helped us persuade our stakeholders and directors that our efforts made sense at each stage. We’ve successfully moved from stage zero to three so far.

At this point, we’re continuing to enhance the products we built with Look4App. Our senior management received the work we’ve shown them very positively. Since they liked what they saw from our collaboration, we’ve secured a continuation on the funding.

How did Look4App perform from a project management standpoint?

Look4App excelled at communication and hitting deadlines. We used Jira, Slack, and Trello as project management tools and Jama for regulatory requirements.

The small team used an agile prototyping approach, so we didn’t have formalized project management. Since we needed flexibility more than processes, this worked perfectly for us. I believe Look4App usually provides a dedicated manager for larger engagements. 

What did you find most impressive about them?

I appreciate Look4App’s depth of programming knowledge and openness to unforeseen challenges and environments. They have a lot of skilled programmers on their team for our internal resources to consult as colleagues. 

Compared to other development companies I’ve worked with in the past, Look4App had a much less constrained methodology.  Having a flexible approach is important for R&D. The safety net of qualified resources they contributed helped us solve our most complicated problems.

Are there any areas they could improve?

There is room for improvement on the management side. I didn’t experience any pain points with them, but I’m not familiar with how they manage bigger projects.

Do you have any advice for future clients of theirs?

I advise future clients to discuss setup with the owner. He usually has a broad vision of what he wants to do. Since Look4App is a growing company, the bigger your project, the better. The more they can focus on a client, the better outcomes their team can deliver.

5.0
Overall Score Look4App is always willing to collaborate and invested in building relationships with their clients. They're never opportunistic.
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Overall, we had a satisfying experience. There’s room to improve with progress tracking and delivering on time.
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They’re not the cheapest option on the market, but the quality of their work justifies their pricing.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They delivered on our requirements and helped us overcome existing problems.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I’ve already recommended Look4App, and I believe in the team they’ve assembled.

Blockchain Support for Independent Consultant

“Look4App takes a lot of personal responsibility for what they do, so they’re judicious in ensuring project success.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Nov. 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Look4App assists with numerous blockchain projects for third-party clients, helping with the discovery phase, composite designs, and implementation.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Greater New York City Area
Independent Consultant
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The Look4App team specializes in several blockchain technologies, from Bitcoin and Monero to Ethereum Classic. Diligent and results-driven, they take pride in their work and are committed to deploying strong products. They proactively create backup plans to help mitigate any potential risks.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m an independent consultant backed by a technical team. We do various projects for clients in technology.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Look4App?

I needed a team that could augment our internal capabilities in the blockchain space.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We primarily rely on Look4App to assist us on blockchain projects. This ranges from working through the discovery phase and in-depth channeling requirements to performing the analysis and composite design. They also support us with implementation.

As I understand, they’re a fully functional shop that’s proficient in at least 10 chains. They’ve worked with Bitcoin, Bitcoin cash, Monero, Ethereum Classic, Dash, and more. In terms of technology stacks, we mostly engage them for PHP, Node.js, and Java.

What is the team composition?

We’ve worked with a number of parties, including blockchain engineers, frontend engineers, and designers. We haven’t dealt with the test team directly but have seen their output.

How did you come to work with Look4App?

I don’t remember how we met but am glad that we found them. At the time, they supported us for a critical push around a token generation event. Things went well, and we had a strong camaraderie between us.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with them in November 2017, and the engagement is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

I’ve worked with offshore teams for over 20 years, and Look4App has been one of the easier firms I’ve partnered with. Besides their good camaraderie and high-quality development, they boast a great culture with a very strong work ethic. They’re based in Poland but have worked with me until 2–3 AM their time, and I’ve done the same.

The team also excels at establishing accountability for their work, pushing last-minute efforts to save deployments that, otherwise, would have fallen behind or failed. They’ve even gone so far as to create backup plans in anticipation of potential pitfalls. We’ve only had to use a backup once or twice, but they’ve been crucial every time. If there are any defects, the team is quick to fix them.

How did Look4App perform from a project management standpoint?

I appreciate how vigilant they are when it comes to tracking. They’ve assigned what we call a service deployment manager who functions similarly to a project manager. He keeps a good pulse on everything across all of our projects. We coordinate using Slack, Skype, spreadsheets, and email; they also use Jira, but I prefer not to use it. Overall, they’re an accessible group with strong English skills, so we’re able to communicate easily. I’ve been happy to work with their team and get to know them.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Look4App takes a lot of personal responsibility for what they do, so they’re judicious in ensuring project success. The first time they recommended a backup plan, it was for a specific component that they identified as risky. I didn’t think that we needed a backup, but they created on anyway. We actually ended up using that plan, so I was thankful that they had pushed through and used their better judgment independent of mine. This is one of the benefits of bringing in a company that does something more often than you do as a partner and trusted advisor.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, everything is going well. They’ve had no problems interfacing with us nor with other third-party resources.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

In general, clients should know what they want or have enough information to define their goals at a high enough level. Come in with specifics and be flexible enough to consider other possibilities. You’re working with people who do certain things more often than you do, so they bring insights that you don’t have.

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

Software Dev. Support for Amazon Tracking Platform

“Look4App uses great strategic thinking to find out where our technology project needs to go.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
May 2017 - Jan. 2018
Project summary: 

Look4App helped a software company client design, develop, and launch a set of software tools for Amazon retail sellers. They delivered a proof-of-concept so the development project could move forward.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Los Angeles, California
CEO, Software Firm
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Look4App’s staff augmentation helped the client’s internal development team keep pace with a rapidly growing software industry. The team’s design and development expertise, combined with a great work ethic and thorough business knowledge, helped the client scale, grow, and build strong products.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the CEO of a software company that provides a set of tools for Amazon sellers. Retailers who use that platform can subscribe to our services and use our software tools to scale and automate their business for improved impact within the Amazon space.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Look4App?

My company was having scalability problems that are common for software projects, especially when running bootstrapped or less costly options. Since we didn’t have a big development team in-house, we couldn’t keep up with the expanding software industry.

Look4App’s founder and I are both Amazon sellers. We identified an opportunity to create software that to help retailers like us. I hired them to build and launch a proof of concept for a set of software tools and build a scalable platform properly using the right technology.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We tasked Look4App’s team of project managers and software developers with designing whatever we needed, essentially. They developed a brand-new application using PHP. They chose technology based on how we were set up at the time. There was a crossover with some other technologies we wanted them to use.

They’re currently working on a Google Chrome extension. It’s a front-end-focused tool that uses an algorithm to estimate the monthly revenue for any product a user would be searching for on Amazon. This tool allows sellers to figure what products are selling the best, and how much money they could potentially make. In terms of technology, Look4App works with everything from PHP to .NET and Ruby on Rails. They originally started our project in .NET.

What is the team composition?

We had UI/UX designers, project managers, business analysts, a frontend developer, several backend developers, and several QA testers.

How did you come to work with Look4App?

One of my colleagues who’d worked with Look4App before recommended we use them. I interviewed Bartosz (CEO, Look4App) along with a couple of other companies. He seemed like a thoughtful, hard worker who would try hard to understand my business and goals.

He adjusted his philosophy based on how he structured his team. He empowered his team to do great work, which I appreciated. I understood his methodology and direction. One I decided we had a good connection, we moved forward with setting up the team.

How much have you invested with them?

The cost of their work has been more than $200,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with Look4App in early 2017. They completed the bulk of development work by January 2018 and continue to support ongoing application and add-on projects. We’ve hired additional internal team members to work on the software they developed.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Look4App developed a platform and tools that have transformed our business in terms of scalability and software positioning. These deliverables have brought us additional customers based on the unique value they offer. Our partnership has been a major success from this perspective.

How did Look4App perform from a project management standpoint?

They’ve performed extremely well. I was impressed by the project managers’ knowledge and work ethic. Look4App put a marked effort into understanding our business. They’re a team of great communications with incredible English fluency. Notably, they’re open to any type of communication platform including Skype, Slack, Trello, and Bugzilla for bug tracking.

We’ve been working using a sprint method. Each week, we discuss what has been achieved, what tasks are pending and prioritize for the current week’s sprint. They were great at scheduling the work that needed to be done and defining the milestones we needed to hit.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Look4App uses great strategic thinking to find out where our technology project needs to go. They make sure their developers understand the business, too. They think about our goals from an informed perspective and work hard to understand our industry. They employ a solid process for everything from connecting requirements to developing products the right way.

Thanks to these efforts, Look4App delivered a product with solid architecture that we can scale as our business grows. I’ve worked with other vendors who are just “doers,’ which makes products not scalable and potentially turn into a rat’s nest of code. With Look4App, we don’t have to constantly worry about problems like that.

Look4App always has great suggestions for improving our platform or building new functions. Being focused on understanding a client’s business lets them bring in new ideas for scaling and growth. Since they’re an international company, they follow best practice by making sure that all the code is annotated in English. They build things in a way that makes them easily transferable to a different team if that needs to happen.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I don’t think so. The only negative is that I sometimes wanted things to move at a faster pace. If the choice is between moving at faster speed versus taking our time to really document and develop things the right way, I’d choose the latter. Rushing through a project would obviously sacrifice our ability to code and write proper documentation. Look4App tends to lean towards the quality side.

Do you have any advice for future clients of theirs?

Look4App’s CEO is always connected to the team and the client’s project. If a future client runs into an issue, I recommend keeping a good relationship with the CEO. The team is open to forming direct relationships overall. It’s always a good idea to have a strong relationship with the project manager, but this is also possible to have with the rest of the team.

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

Custom Web App. for Solar Firm

"...[We] plan to work with Look4App in the future based on the positive feedback we’ve received."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
July 2017 - Jan. 2018
Project summary: 

Look4App created a web application to help homeowners analyze the cost benefits of using solar panels over traditional energy. The solution scans photos from Google Maps to provide customized results.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Poznań, Poland
CEO, Solar Firm
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Look4App’s completed product pleased investors and enjoys a growing user base. Their team established clear lines of communication and set up workshops to ensure specifications were met. Positive feedback will likely result in future contracts.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the CEO of a startup focused on energy conservation. Our application helps users calculate the energy they can receive from roof-top solar panels. We’ve designed a web version and two mobile versions.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Look4App?

We needed assistance creating a live version of our web application.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Our app uses pictures and images from Google Maps to analyze solar panel layouts. Users can upload a photo, adjust the scale for different types of panels, and calculate the installation cost and potential cost savings compared to normal energy providers.

The mobile versions have a similar functionality, but primarily serve to enhance the full capabilities of the web platform.

Look4App developed our web application and executed its backend integrations. They utilized Angular JS, Python, HTML5, CSS3 and used PostgreSQL as a database.

What is the team composition?

In the beginning, my CTO and I worked directly with their CEO. We later worked with their UX designer, two backend Python developers, one frontend developer, and two testers. A project manager arranged all of our meetings and made sure our teams were organized. This was important for us, as we had never developed an app of this scale before.

How did you come to work with Look4App?

One of our interns identified a number of vendors in Eastern Europe. We sent them specifications, considered their designs, and sent each a small task. After narrowing the list to two similarly-priced options, we chose Look4App because they had the full range of capabilities necessary to complete the job.

How much have you invested with them?

Around $50,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in July 2017 and completed the project in January 2018. We decided to handle maintenance ourselves, so Look4App passed the code copyright and project documentation to us.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Because of our lack of IT experience, we didn’t anticipate the challenges of developing a complex web application. Still, they provided a working product and our investor is very happy with the result.

We currently have over 1,000 users and plan to work with Look4App in the future based on the positive feedback we’ve received.

How did Look4App perform from a project management standpoint?

Their project manager was very experienced and provided regular updates. Weekly tasks were assigned and completed through a shared task list on Jira. This allowed us to monitor progress, which was very important for my CTO.

We visited their office for a few days at the beginning of the project to get to know the team and ensure we were all on the same page. During development, they presented design mockups through UXPin, allowing us to make comments online. We also communicated through email and conducted Skype video calls each week.

We expanded the initial scope, so our delivery date was one month longer than expected. Still, this was partially caused by approval delays on our end.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Unlike other companies we’ve worked with in the past, Look4App took time to organize workshops with us. They ensured a steady line of communication, so I’ve already referred them to other customers.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Look4App could have educated us more on the software development process. Our scope changes were partially caused by the fact that we were unclear what functions were possible in the beginning.

They also swapped out one of our team members early on. The new person had the same level of experience and they notified us of the change, but we would have preferred to have a say in the matter.

Do you have any advice for future clients of theirs?

Conducting workshops in the early stages was a great idea proposed by Look4App. I recommend visiting their office in Poland to begin your collaboration.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    There was a slight delay in receiving the final delivery.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    The app works smoothly. I couldn’t ask for more.
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    My CTO was very satisfied with the results.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I’ve already recommended them.

VOD Web Application

“I could feel that the whole team was completely involved in the project.”

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

Look4App developed a VOD web application that would be responsive to new technology and easily scalable. The platform was designed to appeal to a specific demographic and compensate for poor reception.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Botswana
COO, WAZONI Capital
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The product helps video artists reach their target audience and functions well despite local bandwidth limitations. Look4App delivered everything as promised and cooperated well, providing both designs and technical ideas. They are an eager startup team that understands the users and the business.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

We are a startup based in Botswana. We are trying to make a change and develop something new in the video on demand (VOD) streaming platform market.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Look4App?

We hired them to help us create a web application which would be responsive to the newest possible technology to easily scale it.

What were your goals for this project?

The goals were to solve a problem with poor bandwidth in Africa and make the best of today's technology to help with pretty bad reception there. Also, the look of the portal needed to be designed to appeal to African people.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We chose Look4App because they performed the best on our internal test. We did comparisons between companies from Ukraine and Romania, which were slightly cheaper, but they tried to oversell us because of the specialized technology and additional skillsets needed. Look4App had programmers in almost every technology department, so they approached our test problem differently.

Describe the project in detail.

Our VOD platform helps the artist reach their audience. It's like a better YouTube but dedicated to the African market.

What was the team composition?

Our team only had one product owner. Look4App provided three programmers, one test manager, one project manager and one UX designer.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What outcomes or results can you share that demonstrate progress and/or success?

We actually got what we ordered, but more importantly, Look4App's team was very active while cooperating with us. They not only provided designs and technical ideas, but they also had a good sense of the users and the business.

How effective was the project management?

We had daily scrum meetings. I also had access to the Jira system, which gave me a lot of information about product status. They put a lot of effort in to make it as clean and accurate as they could. It was pretty effective for me.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Their headquarters is pretty cool. It has a startup style, with a big Batman poster on one of the walls. While being there, I could feel that the whole team was completely involved in the project.

What tips or recommendations do you have?

My best advice is just to come to Wroclaw and work with these guys on the side for two weeks. It helped simplify communication and helped me understand how the product development process works.

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

Android App Development for Photo Booth Company

"Look4App is a good choice for anyone willing to spend more on development."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
July 2015 - Mar. 2016
Project summary: 

An entrepreneur wanted to create the world's best photo application so he reached out to Look4App to make his idea come to life. 

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Boston, Massachusetts
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Look4App built an impressive Android application that has generated hundreds of thousands of downloads and is truly comparable to Instagram. 

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization.

I am a sole entrepreneur developing mobile applications. I'm located in Boston, Massachusetts.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What business challenge were you trying to address with Look4App?

I had an idea and knew where I wanted to go, but I didn't know how to reach the target. I wanted to develop the best photo application possible, so I reached out to several software houses to see what my options were.

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their involvement in greater detail.

Look4App provided full-scope development for my Android app, working on everything—the landing page, the backend database and server connections, and the frontend app itself. The application has around 60 filters, so it required a lot of work. I’ve been able to use the filters developed by Look4App on other projects.

Look4App assigned a graphic and UX designer and two Android mobile developers.

How did you come to work with Look4App?

I talked to various software houses from Poland, Ukraine, and Romania. Their prices were on the same level, so I needed to make a choice in terms of quality. I looked at their approaches to solving problems rather than the technology used. Look4App developed an initial screen for the app, and I liked it. I also had one of my partners check Look4App's code.

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

The cost of Look4App's work was above $50,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with Look4App in July 2015. The development took six months to complete, ending in March 2016. We have maintained contact, and Look4App has helped me with other minor projects.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any statistics or metrics from this engagement?

I wanted to develop an app which would be better than Instagram; in some respects, I achieved this. The app has been successful, reaching between 300,000 and 400,000 downloads. The paid version is also successful, with around 50,000 downloads.

How did Look4App perform from a project management standpoint?

Look4App used a whole stack of tools during our project, including Slack for communication and JIRA with a time-tracking add-on called Tempo.

What distinguishes Look4App from other providers?

Look4App is a good choice for anyone willing to spend more on development.

Is there anything Look4App could have improved or done differently?

The beginning of the project was kind of hard since we needed to get used to each other's work style. For the first couple of weeks, communication was harder, and it was very helpful to visit Look4App's team on-site.

Do you have any recommendations for others considering working with Look4App?

I recommend visiting Look4App's office and spending a week with the team. It can give clients a chance to learn how the work is done and expand on ideas in a more effective way than using Skype or email. I visited their office twice, and it was a good experience. I was able to give Look4App an understanding of my project and business background, which led to a more successful collaboration. 

5.0
Overall Score
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    The cost could be less.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I've already done it.

Web Application Development for Air Purification Company

"I think they are a great company to help startups. I get a lot of help from Look4App on business development."

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

Look4App built web and mobile apps for a complicated electronic device to allow them to work without internet access.

The Reviewer
 
11- 50 employees
 
Poland
President of the Board, Air Purification Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Look4App is the only company that could build such a difficult solution after several other development firms tried and failed. They communicate well and finished the project early.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

We are a startup that is developing an electronic nose. It is a small battery-operated device that will recognize chemicals in the air we breathe.

I’m president of the board and work in IT as well.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Look4App?

Look4App is helping us develop mobile and web apps. Our device does not work without support from the Internet.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They developed the first MVP of our platform for B2B markets. They built a web application that is used to communicate with sensors that are placed inside a room. The data from the sensors is sent to the database, then it’s processed by the application. The app then shows the data on the dashboard. We need to test the device and get feedback, and then we’ll use Look4App to add features to the platform. There are still some things to improve because this is the first version.

How did you come to work with Look4App?

I talked with Bartek Robaszewski, the CEO at Look4App, about my project. Then I met with his business developer and we committed to some requirements for the B2B platform.

How much have you invested with Look4App?

The project was about 10,000 euros.

What is the status of this engagement?

The project was completed the last week.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

To review their work, I was able to simulate the system with some help from the developers. It ran very well. I showed the solution to potential investors and customers and that was successful because of the simple interface. There were no problems running the solution.

How did Look4App perform from a project management standpoint?

They communicated very well and everything was done on time. We didn’t have any problems.

What did you find most impressive about Look4App?

They were the first company that was able to build the solution without any problem. I think they are a great company to help startups. I get a lot of help from Look4App on business development. It was a great experience for me.

Are there any areas Look4App could improve?

I can’t think of anything.

What tips or recommendations could you share that might increase the likelihood of success with Look4App?

The customer needs to know what they want and should not be afraid to tell Look4App what it is. Look4App is a very experienced firm and they are able to help in many different ways.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    There was some work that was delayed, but they communicated with me about that ahead of time.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    The project was on budget.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They provided me with good software without any bugs.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I have recommended them already.