WE THINK BUSINESS, THEN DEVELOPMENT.

At Magora we design mobile and web B2B and B2C applications and bespoke software. We integrate them into fully-fledged business solutions, establishing a strong online presence for your company and maximizing your ROI.

What we do:

  • Internal Enterprise utilities
  • Consumer-facing services
  • MVPs for startups

We care about your business goals; development is only part of the whole process. Our work includes services to assist you with:

  • Product strategy
  • UX/UI Design
  • Development
  • Implementation
  • New customer acquisition

We pay special attention to work with particular industry verticals. Magora team can present you sizable portfolios for our priority directions such as Transport & Logistics, Medicine, Real Estate & Property Management and others.

We have forged our vision and gained our experience on a long path: magora-systems.com/about/

If you're based in Russian Federation, please, visit our Russian website: magora-systems.ru/

Among our clients: Unilever, Danone, Cisco, Mandara, Toyota, Verdana, Yandex, Sberbank ...

 
$10,000+
 
$50 - $99 / hr
 
50 - 249
 Founded
2010
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London, United Kingdom
headquarters
  • The Tea Building, 56 Shoreditch High St.
    London, LND E1 6JJ
    United Kingdom
other locations
  • 3 AMP Tower, 50 Bridge Str.
    Sydney, NSW 2000
    Australia
  • 47-49 700 Marata Str.
    St. Petersburg 191002
    Russia
  • Novosibirsk, NVS 630001
    Russia

Portfolio

Key clients: 

Industry Leaders: InnovoCare, BrandSkout, Danone, London VIP Group, VPS, Blue Cielo; Startups: ShowApp, Jurni, Tebengan.  Internet of Things projects: Organic Response, Rotimatic. 

Healthy diet

Our task was to build an iOS app for healthy lifestyle fans. It should be the place, where people could communicate, get tips on a healthy way of life, and buy the right products online. 

Integration with the social nets and the gaming technics should be implemented to support the monetization strategy.

 

MoPals

The Magora team was assigned to develop a geo-positioning-enabled iOS and Android app for the existing web portal  of a Canadian company. The app enables users to share their location with friends via Facebook and Twitter, upload photos and videos, attain bonuses for checking in and writing reviews of the brands they like. Magora managed to deliver a user-friendly business platform and gained precious experience of

successful collaboration with the client’s team of developers and designers.

Globi Calls

Globi Calls is a know-how VoiP (Voice over IP) + Server solution created by Magora. It was intented to solve a problem facing an international partner who needed to avoid wasting time and money on international calls within the company, whose personnel were working all around the globe in different time zones. The Magora developers built a new computer integration system consisting of the

classic VoiP telephony and integrated remote servers, one for each continent. Using this system, local connections within the company can be redirected to each other and each incoming call can be redirected to any internal company number at domestic IP-phone rates.

Hunger

This Magora development project is a food delivery platform intended to provide customers with an easy way to order lunch via an iOS or Android app and have it delivered to them in minutes. The delivery time is automatically calculated based on the customer’s location, whilst the location of the courier can be monitored in real time. The app also offers notifications and an integrated payment system for credit and debit cards.

The platform offers two user roles - courier and customer - removing middlemen between caterers and clients.

VPN Platform as SaaS

The Magora team developed a virtual private network platform, working as SaaS for our West-European clients. This SaaS solution is intended for the Arab, Chinese and European B2C markets and provides cheap, stable and secure mobile and web VPN access to bypass blocks and guarantee the safety of the user’s private data. Complete solution provides the user's advanced functionality and connection speed.

Pharm Card

Pharm Card is a software solution that includes an iOS mobile tablet PC app and web-based desktop application, created for an international pharmaceutical company. The Magora team helped to replace the hundreds of Excel files medical reps had to fill out daily with a handy software tool with broad functionality, while the company's top management get full control over distribution and mid-level staff get a convenient tool with

a user-friendly web panel.

Rotimatic - project with the internet of things background

Rotimatic is an IoT project based around smart kitchen robots, which Magora helped Singaporean business innovators bring to life. In keeping with the client's requirements, the development team built the software architecture with front and back-end components and integrated it with the Rotimatic baking tool. The software works in semi-automatic mode and can update the recipes of a special kind of bread - Roti - once connected

to WiFi. Other options, such as remote sensor diagnostics, temperature/time/ingredient consumption control,  and remote diagnostics are also available.

Sales Tool

Magora helped a world-renowned enterprise, the cleaning supplies producer Vileda, to build an Android tablet app for a large-scale Sales Tool project. With this software system corporate buyers can cover all their cleaning supply needs, using the intuitive, user-friendly interface to order accessories based on types of surface by uploading interior photos into the system. The intelligent system recognises the photos and

recommends supplies and equipment sets from those stored in its DB.

Organic Response

App Store

Google Play

Web and mobile apps for a company that installs Smart Lighting Systems.

Check out the Full Case Study.

href="https://magora-systems.ru/our-projects/organic-response/">Russian Version.

Tebengan

Tebengan is a web platform for ride-sharing purposes. An intuitive software solution help drivers and passengers reach each other and have the best travel experience.

Full Case Study

VPS:Vessel Performance Solution

The VPS software is an effective cargo ship performance management application. The app aims at automatization of analytical processes and assistance in decision-making practices.

Full Case Study 

Russian version

tellMasha App for Danone

App Store

Google Play

tellMasha is a mobile app for a multinational food corporation, Danone. The consumer-facing application enables users to participate and

improve product quality control.

Find out more about this case in our Projects.

Russian Version

ShowApp

App Store

Google Play

ShowApp is a convenient

and multifunctional mobile app that provides users with information about the exact kind of events they will find interesting. The Magora mobile app and web development team have designed a special algorithm that measures user’s preferences, subscriptions and geolocation before using them to find something that is going to catch their attention.

Russian Version

Jurni

App Store

Innovative social network. An app that allows users to tell a story. In a video.

More about the project in the Case Study.

Russian Version.

InnovoCare: Magora’s web app for internal medical staff

We are proud to say, that the bespoke business software we create is specifically geared to solve unique business problems. Now medical administrators can precisely evaluate the

cost-effectiveness of every procedure and treatment performed in their clinic, which helps them monitor and regulate their patient base.

Full Case Study

Russian Version.

Magora's POS Software

PrognoStore website

Bespoke POS software for small businesses from Magora.

Approach, tech stack, and more details - in our Case Study.

Russian Version.

Core Power Golf: A New iOS Mobile App Designed by Magora

App Store

Magora's iOS developers and app designers are proud to present a new educational project for iPhone. Core Power Golf was built exclusively for golfers.

Go to our website to learn more about Core Power Golf.  

PlanDo

Google Play

PlanDo is a social mobile app that helps users find new friends and create fun events.

To learn more about the project check out our Case Study.

Russian Version - 

href="https://magora-systems.ru/our-projects/plando-project/">PlanDo.

Magora’s Business Web Tool for Brand Owners

Magora has created a web program for online monitoring of retailers’ pricing with an easy-to-read, multifunctional dashboard.

More info in our Case Study.

Parking Guide

Parking Guide is simultaneously a simple mobile tool with a pleasant, intuitive user interface and quite a complex application.

Full Case Study

 

Bang Track

A mobile recording studio. 

Find out more about Bang Track by reading the Case Study.

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Customized Software & Mobile App for Engineering Consultancy

"...the project managers are always willing to assist where they can."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
3.5
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
4.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Oct. 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Magora is designing and developing a customized mobile inspection system for a boutique engineering consultancy.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Australia
Project Manager, Boutique Engineering Consultancy
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The software solution is still in development, but Magora's team has performed well so far. While there are some minor delays, they respond quickly to any concerns and are easy to work with overall. The solution is predicted to reduce company costs substantially.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

We are a boutique engineering consultancy who prides ourselves on providing smart and practical solutions to existing industry issues. I am currently working as an Asset Integrity & Performance Engineer as well as being the Project Manager for all of our software development projects.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Magora?

Design and development of a customized mobile inspection system.

What were your goals for this project?

To build a fully functioning standalone tool that could be used in both an online and offline capacity. We also want to reduce our carbon footprint by reducing the amount of paper required to complete standard inspections.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

Wide range of service offerings, competitive pricing.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

Magora were required to provide the following:

  • Mindmap
  • User stories
  • Workflow
  • Screenflow
  • Description of nun-functional requirements
  • Two interface design concepts
  • Detailed budget estimates for development
  • Architect check-list
  • Regression testing
  • Environment setup
  • UI/UX infrastructure

What was the team composition?

We dealt directly with two project managers, one was running the costing and admin side of things while the other was in charge of the development. We communicated mainly via email and through slack.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Development of the software is incomplete but has been going well. There are inherent issues with what we are trying to achieve, but the Magora team have been fairly swift with their responses and reactions to our queries. This project will incur huge cost savings for our company once we have a working system.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

It was easy to communicate with the Magora project managers and I had no issues trying to set up calls or Skype sessions with them when there was a pressing matter to discuss.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Easy to work with, quick responses and the project managers are always willing to assist where they can.

Are there any areas for improvement?

We have fallen a little behind in terms of our desired build timeline, this would be the only negative issue we have had to deal with so far. Australian companies need to be aware that Magora HQ is in Europe so there will be a time difference, however this was not an issue for me personally.

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

AI Program for Roof Services Company

"Magora is a truly professional firm that has the expertise and people to deliver high-end programs."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Jan. 2019 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Magora developed an AI and deep learning program for a roof services program. The program detects different products within the roofing industry.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Perth, Australia
Director, Roof Services
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

While the project is ongoing, the engagement has been satisfactory thus far. Magora possesses the technical expertise and communication skills necessary for a detail-oriented project. 

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

We operate an industry leading Roof maintenance company! I am the Director of the firm. We have a range of very talented individuals that make up our team!

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Magora?

We have been wanting to automate some of our workflow processes. the main aim was to develop an AI/DL program

What were your goals for this project?

The end goal was that the program would learn to detect the different products and situations within our industry. The end product would essentially generate the majority of the reports that we collate manually.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We went through the upwork freelance site. There were several similar firms with similar offerings, after many interviews, we found some were fake whilst others were genuine and professional. Magora fell into this category.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

The project required a high level of AI /DL experience, Magora was able to articulate what was required and the steps to achieve our goal. the process was well thought and intelligent.

What was the team composition?

There were several team members that we dealt with. First, it was the BDM followed by a project manager. There was a consistent theme and the Magora team would communicate well amongst themselves. making our decisions easy and with no fuss.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The project is not yet complete, however, the positive experience has wet the appetite to persevere with this tech sector. We believe that our goal is very achievable and Magora has mapped a clear path of how that can happen. Our business is yet to see the real fruit of this exercise, but it has made steps in the right direction, and that is exciting.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

The Magora team were effective communicators, they were organized and efficient. The project was mapped out and we were informed the entire time.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Magora is a truly professional firm that has the expertise and people to deliver high-end programs. I have been pleasantly surprised and have no trouble recommending the team at Magora.

Are there any areas for improvement?

None at this time.

5.0
Overall Score The overall experience has been positive and beneficial..
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Scheduling of meetings or presentations was simple and effective. All communication conducted through Skype.
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Magora was not the cheapest, however they put forward a strong case and delivered on their brief.
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Magora have delivered on their brief and showed along the way that the team is well equiped to deliver a high level of service and expertise.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    very likely to recommend to friend or colleagues looking for similar services.

Development for Music Management Platform

“They delivered pretty much everything I asked for in the website.”

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

Using PHP and Angular.js, Magora built a site that enables streaming music, subscriptions, and more. They also created a detailed guide on how the final site should be rolled out.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
New York, New York
Miltion Prastitis
Founder, Pral-X Live LLC
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The final product closely aligned with the original vision for the site. It’s easy to navigate, reliable, and fully-functioning. Magora made the best out of a major time difference, utilizing several methods of communication to stay on top of deadlines.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

My company is an early-stage startup for artists who want to teach music. I’m the founder, but I also handle HR, customer service, and data analytics.  

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Magora?

I wanted help building a website from scratch.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They managed the 12-hour time difference and built the platform from the ground up. First, Margora assembled a team of support engineers, designers, and consultants who could address my needs, ensuring the site was built the way I wanted it. In the discovery phase, we bounced ideas off each other, and they kept me updated on their work as they made progress.

Over the course of the project, Magora added features that made it much simpler for people to use. Now, it's possible for musicians to post their classes along with what time they’ll be streaming. They used PHP to develop the backend and Angular.js for the frontend.

I’ll be deploying the site on my own, but Magora sent me a very detailed guide on how to do it. Once it’s launched, the app will serve artists and musicians wanting to teach music. It will, using AWS, allow musicians to stream lessons for their subscriber base.

What is the team composition?

There were three software engineers, one designer, one consultant, and a salesperson.  

How did you come to work with Magora?

I posted the job on an online platform, and several companies wanted to do the job. I interviewed all of them, and Magora seemed like the right fit.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent between $25,000–$50,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

The project lasted from March 2018–June 2019. Magora has since offered to help with continued maintenance, fixing bugs and lags. There’s potential for the relationship to move forward.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The site is not live yet, but friends of mine say that it is easy to navigate. So far, its many features, including the streaming and subscription services, are functioning. Everything looks to be reliable, and there are no bugs yet. I’m not sure how this might change going from ten users to 1,000, though.

How did Magora perform from a project management standpoint?

We used conference calls and video calls that allow us to share screens. We’ve also exchanged tons of emails primarily due to the major time difference. They use Jira within their company for the engineers and designers to work together.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They delivered pretty much everything I asked for on the website. I’m very happy with them.

Are there any areas they could improve?

It would be nice if they could respond to emails a little more promptly. There were also several religious and national holidays over the course of the project, and the work completely stopped during that time.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

They’re a great team that can handle almost anything in the tech industry. I’d recommend being somewhat assertive and proactive in terms of communication to make sure everything gets done.

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

Platform MPV for Consulting Business

"They understood our goals, and we quickly felt they were a part of our team."

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

Magora developed an MVP for a web-based tool. They are testing the solution with potential customers.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Cambridge, England
Palvinder Gill
Partner, Insight Regulatory
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The target market has praised the tool for its accessibility and value. Magora's focus on designing a logical UI has resulted in a solution that doesn’t require prior training. They are a methodical, detail-oriented team.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m a partner at Insight Regulatory Consulting LLP, a risk and regulatory consulting business that helps financial institutions comply with various rules.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Magora?
Stakeholders wanted to create a web-based tool to help bank managers operate under the Senior Manager and Certification Regime by demonstrating they were meeting the required responsibilities. Ideally, the tool would have a logical layout, enabling bank managers to use it without prior training.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?
We asked them to transform our product idea into a web-based tool. So far, they’ve built a prototype that we’ve been testing with potential clients. After the testing finishes, we’ll refine the product.

In the beginning, they took us through a discovery process to understand exactly what we were asking. They outlined the project plan, including breaking down our goals into a timeline with various deliverables. They also told us the price for their services. Throughout the development of the MVP, they focused on transforming the rules into a simple, intuitive layout.

What is the team composition?
Their team of 7–8 people includes business development specialists, developers, and project managers. Within that group, we have one main point of contact.
 
How did you come to work with Magora?

We researched various vendors, including reading reviews on Clutch.co. After meeting with several teams, we decided to hire Magora because they understood our goals and clearly explained how they could reach them. 

How much have you invested with them?
We have spent over $10,000.

What is the status of this engagement?
We began working together in February 2019, and the partnership is ongoing. 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?
We’ve shown it to a number of potential clients, and we’ve received positive feedback about its accessibility and usefulness. They delivered what we asked for and more. 

How did Magora perform from a project management standpoint?
We’ve had no problems communicating over the internet since the project managers and developers are based in Russia. They took a thorough approach to project management, meeting all our expectations. We have regular calls and can follow their progress on Trello.

What did you find most impressive about them?
They understood our goals, and we quickly felt they were a part of our team. They've taken ownership of their role in the project. 

Are there any areas they could improve?
We are really happy with their work so far. 

Do you have any advice for potential customers?
If clients are clear and detailed in their communication with Magora, it will be a more productive partnership. We held initial education sessions, and it helped ensure a smooth process.

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

App Development for Health and Wellness Startup

"Their team was extremely accommodating and kind throughout the development process."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Sept. 2018 - Feb. 2019
Project summary: 

After conducting initial research to identify features to implement, Magora built an app for a health and wellness startup. They developed an iOS version of the product using Objective-C.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Russia
Daria Karandasheva
CEO, Healthy Diet Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Internal stakeholders are pleased with the design and structure of the platform. Magora’s transparent approach made for a seamless collaboration, and every deliverable was completed in a timely manner. Customers can expect efficiency, responsiveness, and professionalism from their team.

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 Healthy Diet Company, a health and wellness startup.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Magora?

I hired Magora to build an app that would help users live a healthy lifestyle.  

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They began the project by conducting market research and investigating various dieting and health apps. They used their findings to build a native iOS app using Objective-C.

What is the team composition?

I communicated primarily with a sales manager, a project manager, and a developer. 

How did you come to work with Magora?

I discovered Magora through a web search. I started negotiations and they proposed to create a minimum viable product (MVP). I chose them because of their design capabilities and experience with different healthcare projects.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent $25,000-$50,000. I initially expected the cost to be around $150,000, so I’m very pleased.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in September 2018 and completed the project in February 2019.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

I’m very satisfied. Everything was implemented as I wanted.

How did Magora perform from a project management standpoint?

I was able to track the work of their developers through Redmine and reach out when I had questions. 

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their team was extremely accommodating and kind throughout the development process. Also, I appreciate the business advice they’ve given me. For example, initially, I wanted to start with a website and an Android MVP. They advised me to start with an iOS version, as this would be better for my target audience.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, their work has been great.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Be involved in each phase of the project. They’re innovative in their approach to management and development, and frequent input will help facilitate their work.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They met every deadline.
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    The project was a bit overpriced, but the product was amazing.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Their work was excellent.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Development for E-Learning Services Company

“The quality of development work they provided was great, and their suggestions were especially helpful.”

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

Magora implemented OpenTok, a cloud platform video streaming service, and established connections with remote APIs to retrieve data and start, stop, and cut video. This project led to future development work.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Italy
Anton Mihlin
Technical Lead, iSapiens Srl
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Where other developers failed, Magora succeeded in delivering a fast, high-performance streaming service. They accomplished the work as requested and responded quickly to resolve issues. They also delivered tasks beyond the scope immediately. The team offers strong expertise and excellent service.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

iSapiens provides e-learning services to banks and insurance companies in Italy. I’m the technical lead, responsible for app development.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Magora?

I’ve worked with them a couple of times on different projects. For our first project with Magora, we developed an innovative application that used online video streaming in combination with e-learning. Our challenge was to find the right technology to do that, and the previous company we worked with wasn’t able to provide a good solution. Magora helped us find a solution.

For the second project, our challenge was time, given that the project was already in development. We needed to increase our development power in order to finish more quickly. We hired Magora, and they provided quick services.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

On the first project, I explained the scope and how the previous company didn’t satisfy us. They discussed it with their development architect, developers, and DevOps, and proposed an alternate solution, namely OpenTok, a cloud platform streaming service. The application was developed in PHP initially with a MySQL database and HTML, jQuery, and JavaScript on the frontend. The OpenTok streaming service uses WebRTC and provides remote APIs for what we needed to do; the developers from Magora established connections with those in order to retrieve data, as well as start, stop, and cut video.

For our last project, we needed to perform enhancements on the application. We hired the developer from Magora for one week, and he started working on it immediately.

What is the team composition?

For the first project, we hired a couple of full-stack PHP and JS developers, a DevOps specialist, and a project manager. We used one frontend developer for the last project.

How did you come to work with Magora?

I found them on Upwork. We posted the job and I verified that the applicants use the technologies we needed and checked on their hours and reviews on Upwork. I shortlisted five companies and talked to their developers and project managers and then decided that Magora fit our needs.

How much have you invested with them?

The first project had a budget of €30,000 (approximately $34,000 USD), and the last one cost $1,400.

What is the status of this engagement?

The previous project started in April 2017 and finished in November of that year. We started the latest one a month ago, and it took one week.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The streaming service is successful; it works quickly and almost without latency. Magora accomplished our tasks and suggested options in case something didn’t work or wasn’t the right solution. The quality of development work they provided was great, and their suggestions were especially helpful.

How did Magora perform from a project management standpoint?

They provided quality work on time. As the technical person on my team, I prefer working with technical people and not with project managers. Magora prefers to use project managers, but my involvement with them was minimal.

As with any ongoing development, there were some bugs. When we identified one, we reported it to Magora using Bitbucket. They fixed everything, and they did it all according to our deadlines.

We used Skype for communication, and we also used the Upwork platform in the beginning. We used email to send sensitive data and information.

What did you find most impressive about them?

There were a couple of times when I asked them to do some tasks urgently, which were outside of the contract. They provided them extraordinarily quickly, and that part was amazing. They’re available at any time.

Are there any areas they could improve?

When I worked with their project manager, I sometimes felt that their understanding of technical things was lacking at some points, and it was easier for me to talk with the developers.

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

Custom Software Dev for Online Trade Service Company

“Magora is a very dynamic and creative team.”

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

Magora developed a custom e-commerce software system that features mobile apps and a web platform. The product automates manual processes and aggregates data to improve the product search function.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Russia
Ilya Shatkov
Director, Karvingo
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Magora delivered an MVP that brought the initial concept to life perfectly.  They maintained consistent and transparent communication and contributed innovative ideas. The platform combines ease-of-use with a transparent cost structure to enhance the end-to-end purchasing process for consumers. 

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

Carvingo is an online trade service that sells products like automotive accessories both wholesale and retail. We’re an official reseller of spare parts for cars and motorcycles on the Russian Federation market. As the director general, I am the main decision maker for our company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Magora?

We wanted to provide our e-commerce retail customers with a convenient and automated tool to order our products. We hired Magora to develop a bespoke internet platform. Wholesale and retail customers in the Russian Federation are our target market.

Our main goals are to increase the quantity of users and paid subscriptions and start a positive trend of user growth, revenue, and ROI. Qualitatively, we hope to improve our business process and customer satisfaction through this development project.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

The scope of work includes every stage of the development cycle from ideation to support. Starting with a discovery phase, Magora helped us plan a monetization strategy and brainstorm the design concept. The MVP is currently in progress. After completing development, the team will provide ongoing maintenance.

Our software system is comprised of a web platform and mobile apps. It automates the process of searching for spare car parts online. Through our platform, customers can purchase both original products and cheaper substitutes based on the car's VIN-number.

Our business compiles disaggregated data distilled from several databases. To provide relevant search results, it automatically calculates a variety of factors. Magora built integrations with our suppliers' and contractors' software systems for compatibility with several payment tools that manage different currencies.

How did you come to work with Magora?

A couple of years ago, we opened a competition for vendors to develop a microservice solution to replace our existing monolith software system. Magora had successfully implemented that type of project before and won our tender. In need of a new project development, we got in touch with the team directly.

How much have you invested with them?

Our project cost between $50,000–$100,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

The project began in July 2017 and is currently ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Magora is a professional, tight-knit team of great people. They take a very proactive approach.

We've successfully developed the expansion project for the Russian market. Our convenient platform and transparent price policy will revolutionize the way buyers order spare car parts. Operating manually leads to frequent mistakes and drives up prices. With our new automation product, we can remove the middleman, prevent errors, and reduce costs.

How did Magora perform from a project management standpoint?

Magora completed the discovery phase on time and within our budget. Currently, they’re implementing the MVP for the product.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Magora is a very dynamic and creative team. They maintain an open line of dialogue and demonstrate out-of- the-box thinking. Ultimately, they provided a brilliant realization of our ideas in the tasks they implemented.

Are there any areas they could improve?

We are very satisfied with our partnership and believe Magora will continue working at such a high standard in the future.

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

Web & Mobile App Dev for Visitor Management System

"We now have millions of visitors signing in at thousands of businesses worldwide."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Nov. 2014 - Mar. 2015
Project summary: 

Magora developed a web- and iOS-based application based on existing wireframes. Functionalities included user sign-in, daily tracking, notifications, and registration options. Services included UI/UX.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
New Zealand
CEO & Owner, Management System
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The solution’s performance helped secure $1 million in seed funding. An updated version now serves millions of international users. The team works efficiently and maintains frequent communication with the client. They can follow design specifications to create a successful initial product.

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 an iPad-based visitor sign-in system. We have thousands of businesses that subscribe across 40 countries.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Magora?

We hired Magora to develop our web- and iOS-based applications.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Magora developed a cloud-based web application and a native iOS application. Our in-house designer provided wireframes and Magora executed the design.

The application allows visitors to sign in on an iPad and then sends a notification to the host. The web app also allows the host to track daily visitors and print a visitor badge. The host has the option to pre-register visitors.

What is the team composition?

Alex (Senior Developer, Magora) served as our project manager and our main point of contact. We also worked with Arthur (Head of Sales, Magora).

How did you come to work with Magora?

We searched for contractors on a freelance website. Magora had great reviews and had a good culture fit with our team.

How much have you invested with them?

We invested between $50,000–$200,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in November 2014 and the project ended in March 2015.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We raised $1 million in seed funding after they developed our solution. We now have millions of visitors signing in at thousands of businesses worldwide. Moreover, they delivered a great UI/UX.

How did Magora perform from a project management standpoint?

Sometimes we would contact Alex daily, but other times we communicated only twice a week. But we never had problems getting in touch. Even after the completion of the solution, the team has been very responsive.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Our relationship was very cordial and professional. We genuinely liked their team and we have maintained a good relationship with them.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I can’t evaluate that now because their company has changed so much in the years since the engagement.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Clients should scope the project fully before beginning any development.

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

Developing a Demo Product for a Startup

“They did the work well and delivered everything within their initial timeframes.”

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
3.0
Willing to refer: 
4.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Jun. - Jul. 2017
Project summary: 

Magora designed a series of UI/UX demo images for a proposed financial website. They visualized a customer journey that included initial registration, account setup, and product purchasing.

The Reviewer
 
United Kingdom
Founder, Finance Startup
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Magora’s team took a business concept and translated it into a concrete demo under a tight deadline. They communicated effectively and proved willing to undertake unusual 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’m the founder of a finance startup in the UK.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Magora?

We hired them to build a product demo for us.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

I’m not a designer, so I had them create what was essentially an online slideshow to demo the web platform I intend to build. They designed the UI/UX concepts for the proposed site and demonstrated a customer journey from initial registration to browsing for products and adding them to a shopping cart. There were additional slides depicting user account features and functionality.

What is the team composition?

My main point of contact was James, and then they assigned a designer. There was an additional designer based in Russia who occasionally joined us for conference calls, but I’m not sure how they split the work.

How did you come to work with Magora?

I received a few recommendations by word of mouth.

How much have you invested with them?

The total cost was under $10,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

They completed the project in about six weeks from June to July 2017.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Before hiring Magora, we had a hard time getting people’s attention and creating enthusiasm for our product. Their demo work significantly increased our success at getting people to back our startup.

How did Magora perform from a project management standpoint?

They did well, considering that they weren’t native English speakers and didn’t have much familiarity with the British banking market. We had an initial meeting face to face, which helped with communication at the start, and then we kept in touch via phone, Skype, and email.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They did the work well and delivered everything within their initial timeframes. We were under a tight deadline to have something to present for meetings and they took us from a blank piece of paper to a finished design very quickly. I only wish we’d had more time because I know they could have done even more for us.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Don’t be shy about asking for what you want. Our project was a bit outside the realm of their normal jobs, but they embraced it and turned out good work.

4.5
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They delivered everything correctly and on time.
  • 3.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 4.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Front- & Backend Development for Engagement Platform

"Their developers are very efficient."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
3.5
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Jan. 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Magora provides front- and backend development services, as well as solution architecture for a community engagement platform.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Melbourne, Australia
Edmund Munday
Head of Product, Tribus Australia
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The platform was completed successfully and is currently in use by its intended audience. The team managed the project smoothly and ensured that their developers handled the work quickly and professionally.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

Tribus Australia is a community engagement platform aimed at enabling community groups to deliver community-led projects.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Magora?

We needed them to build the digital platform that would make up the backbone of our business.

What were your goals for this project?

To deliver a digital platform that supports community groups in delivering their projects.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We compared a wide range of vendors via a request for information process. Magora offered the best combination of cost, quality, and speed.

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

They provide our entire software development capabilities, including the frontend, backend, and solution architecture.

What was the team composition?

There are two frontend developers, two backend developers, a project manager, and a UX specialist.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Our web platform is now live and being used by community members throughout Melbourne.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

They provided project management services for the project via an embedded project manager with the team.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Their developers are very efficient.

Are there any areas where they can improve?

There are always challenges when working across language barriers. Our project manager spoke English fluently though, so the issues were marginal.

4.5
Overall Score They saved our business.
  • 3.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    All the features were delivered promptly and on budget.
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They provided good value for the effort.
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Overall, it was excellent quality.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I have already referred them to people.