We are a creative mobile and web digital studio

Matsuu is an end-to-end mobile design and development studio with an operations office in NYC, US and R&D in Gdansk, Poland. We help companies develop digital strategies that deliver on the core strategy, delight customers and enable them to operate smarter and faster. 

Our Process.

Brainstorm - requirement analysis, project estimation

Agile Planning & Design - sprint planning, design document, and prototype

Development - sprint execution, demo and feedback

Deployment - production, technical support

Launch - app store submission, marketing

Maintenance and Support - versioning, enhancements, scaling

 

What we do best.

  • Digital Strategy Consulting. We create bold ideas and transform them into real business opportunities that bring value to your customers. We help you see beyond the obvious.
  • Mobile App & Web Development. Our app developers craft beautiful native apps the way that makes them truly outstanding performing across the platforms. 
  • Advanced Back-End Solutions. Cutting-edge customized solutions for demanding clients that make your mobile app stand alone and shine. 
  • User Experience Design. Brand and business goals require a deep understanding of user needs, product business drivers, platforms’ requirements and best usability practice.
  • Prototyping & Analytics. Our interactive prototypes test assumptions of design while analytics to provide measurements of app’s performance. 

Let’s build the next big thing. Together.

 
$10,000+
 
$50 - $99 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2015
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Gdynia, Poland
headquarters
other locations

Portfolio

Native App for Android & iOS to Foodsharing in Sweden

Native App for Android & iOS to sell life insurance.

Arkana Cosmetics - M-commerce native app (iOS & Android) integrated with Shop on Magento 2.0

Arkana Cosmetics - E-commerce platform on Magento 2.0

One of the largest cosmetics manufacturer:

  • Magento 2 deployment and configuration
  • Dedicated B2B/B2C frontends
  • Advanced ERP integration
  • Customized business logic
  • Gamification-based loyalty program
  • iOS and Android mobile shops
  • AI-chatbot customer support

Oil Company

The new loyalty card to encourage daily use, with the ability to input all the car, the amount of tanked gas, cost, mileage, the real burning,  the cost of services and  technical surveys, car exploitation costs with the possibility to share and compare all this information with other users. Huge amount of data give the opportunity to create precise marketing campaigns based on the user profile.

Virtual Recruiter - Recruiting app.

Client.

Employer can see their candidates put their skills into action and have a chance to review them before moving them forward in the process. Getting to know a candidates can often assist in identifying whether or not a candidate is a great fit for company’s culture. Employers who use Virtual Recruiter mobile app are able to find candidates with a solid background in the role they’re hiring for who understand the industry.


Solution.

Matsuu delivered beautifully designed, natively developed mobile application for Android platform. We’ve crafted Virtual Recruiter video/phone interviewing technology and AI-powered voice simulations which can let companies hire faster and easier. What is more, VR application allow companies to ask candidates questions that they’d ask in traditional interview settings. Interview sets are dynamic and easy change to fit the individual needs of every employer. The architecture of job...

dobreprogramy - Contest app

Client.

dobreprogramy.pl is one of the most popular Polish sofware solutions vertical, dedicated to computer software and new technologies. For both geeks and those who occasionally search the web for applications or software solutions, it’s trustworthy and well recognizable source of knowledge and tech news.

 

Solution.

Matsuu delivered beautifully designed, natively developed mobile application for Android and iOS platforms. As a result of clear navigational structure, one can easily discover when another contest starts. Thanks to push notifications, users receive detailed updates concerning incoming questions. Intuitive graphic interface provides equal chances to everyone who wants play, while refined usability helps to answer easily and on time.

 

Design and features.

Push notifications

Up-to-date contest ranking

Sponsor related information

Prizes...

Reviews

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UI/UX Audit for Business Education Website

"We were so pleased with the results of the audit that we contracted Matsuu again to redesign our site."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Nov. 2017 - Jan. 2018
Project summary: 

Matsuu conducted an audit of a mobile website’s UI/UX. The team tracked data in Google Analytics using A/B testing for two months. They then delivered tailored recommendations, including a complete redesign.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Gdańsk, Poland
Tomasz Harackiewicz
Sales Director, Board Member, GFKM
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The audit was well-received internally, leading to another contract for Matsuu to complete a highly-praised site redesign. The Matsuu team made communication effortless from start to finish. They delivered top-notch, thorough results that demonstrated expertise and careful attention of detail.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am a sales director and board member for Gdansk Foundation for Management Development (GFKM). We provide business education programming, such as MBA groups and executive training.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Matsuu?

We had commissioned a web developer to create a mobile version of our website. We were thrilled with their work. However, when the site launched, our metrics in Google Analytics declined, and users complained that they could not find important information there. We engaged Matsuu to perform an audit of its UI/UX.

What were your goals for this project?

We weren’t sure where our new site went wrong, and we wanted to better understand how to make a mobile-friendly website for an educational institution. We planned on using Matsuu’s findings to update our site appropriately.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We looked for contractors among our program graduates. Matsuu—headed by a graduate of our Executive MBA—submitted a proposal. Compared to their competition, Matsuu offered the most comprehensive approach to our challenge; they looked not only at site design and user experience but also issues in its code and programming.

Describe the project in detail.

We gave Matsuu access to our website and analytic tools to track user behavior for two months. The team then provided us with a set of recommendations to improve information architecture, technology stack, design features, and optimization. The suggestions kept in mind the data they collected via A/B tests and our specific business goals. Matsuu also included a draft of an entirely new site design for both mobile and desktop.

What was the team composition?

We worked with a designer, a UX expert, a frontend developer, and a business analyst.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We were so pleased with the results of the audit that we contracted Matsuu again to redesign our site. The new design received positive feedback from both students and lecturers, and we feel that it better reflects our brand and increases our business opportunities.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

We primarily communicated with the company’s CEO by phone and email. On occasion, we talked with a business analyst. Matsuu demonstrated great care and attention to detail from start to finish; we never had issues that required extra meetings.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

They deeply understood our business and marketing challenges.

Are there any areas for improvement?

No, we’re highly satisfied with both the process and the results.

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

GDPR Compliance Audit for FinTech Startup

"We got what we wanted at a better price than we expected."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
June 2018
Project summary: 

Matsuu audited a mobile application to ensure compliance with the new GDPR guidelines. The team did an analysis and subsequently provided guidelines for necessary technical updates.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Warsaw, Poland
Jarosław Klęk
President, Largo Business Solutions
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The team’s competence, expert recommendations, and affordable rates created value. They were also helpful, accessible, and transparent.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m the president of Largo Business Solutions, a FinTech startup that focuses on smart insurance solutions.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Matsuu?

The European Union’s 2018 GDPR regulation drastically changed the legal situation for processing personal data. As a result, we suspected that our iOS and Android application did not comply with the law. We need a vendor with the competence and knowledge to examine our app’s processes and audit it. We needed to make any necessary adjustments.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted to avoid any problems because several companies weren’t ready for it. We needed to find experts quickly and solve any problems before our planned launch.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

One of our colleagues recommended Matsuu; he knew the leadership team. I reached out to Matsuu and they provided a quote. The price was much lower than we expected.

Describe the project in detail.

We provided documentation for the app’s source code and builds. Matsuu then analyzed our software and provided guidelines. The app was largely incompatible with GDPR. The team suggested ways to update personal data processing. As a result, we redid the app and gave users the ability to manage and transfer information to other platforms.

What was the team composition?

We worked with a dedicated project manager and communicated with the CEO and a business analyst.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We got what we wanted at a better price than we expected.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

They communicated well via phone and Slack. The team was always helpful and accessible.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Matsuu was very knowledgeable about the law, privacy, and technology. What’s more, the team was friendly and honest.

Are there any areas for improvement?

No, we don’t have any feedback at the moment.

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

UX/UI Design for Social Cooking Business

"They imbued our unique brand with contemporary trends to create the UX and UI."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Feb. - Apr. 2018
Project summary: 

Matsuu developed a mobile app’s UX and UI based on brand characteristics and current industry trends. They delivered both wireframes and dozens of full-color screens.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Sweden
CEO, Social Eating Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

With a finished UX/UI, the app will soon be released to the public. Matsuu is directly responsible for the app's modern, unique, and simple design. They communicated consistently and displayed welcome responsiveness.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m the president of a startup developing a social cooking app. We want to disrupt the catering market with an iOS and Android app that enables convenient connections between restaurants and customers.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Matsuu?

We needed something to show investors before the application was ready, so we wanted to design a mock-up.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted someone to create the mobile app’s UX and UI.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We sent a request for quotation to several companies we found on Clutch. We were looking for European companies, as we’re from Sweden, and we quickly discovered a big price difference between Western and Eastern Europe. With our limited budget, we decided to go with a Polish company. They offered a good price and had experience designing mobile applications. We decided to sign a contract after exchanging a few emails and talking to a business analyst over the phone.

Describe the project in detail.

The UI had to be designed so that we could start building the application right away. Apart from wireframes, they were tasked with producing several dozen fully painted application screens. They imbued our unique brand with contemporary trends to create the UX and UI.

What was the team composition?

A graphic designer and a UX specialist worked on our project. We also had contact with a business analyst.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We have a complete UI and will soon be able to realize our vision and release the application. Much of the app’s current state stems from the Matsuu’s designer’s imaginations.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

We usually communicated on Slack, and they responded to our questions quickly.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

We liked Matsuu’s clear and lean UI designs.

Are there any areas for improvement?

We have to wait to see what the market thinks about the UX/UI.

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

GDPR Compliance Audit for Online Booking System

"Our booking system is now GDPR-compliant and our company is free from the risk of penalties."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
4.5
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
June 2018
Project summary: 

Matsuu recalibrated an online booking system to ensure its compliance with new GDPR regulations. A team of developers and a dedicated project manager led the process.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Poland
Andrzej Rybicki
President, CIS SOFTWARE
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The new system set up by Matsuu is completely compliant with GDPR regulations and will work to protect customers' data in a risk-free manner. Their team worked hard to explain the regulations in an accessible way and were always helpful when responding to requests or inquiries.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

My company runs an online booking system for all kinds of practices and facilities. We have thousands of customers that use our system as both a standalone platform and as a widget integrated with their websites. I am a co-founder and president of the board.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Matsuu?

We have always strived to ensure that our service complies with the law and properly protects the personal data of our users. Last year, the entire process in which we processed personal data was fully compliant with the requirements of the law, both national and European. After the GDPR regulation came to life, our reservation system ceased to comply with the law.

Since GDPR sets rules for how companies share data after it's been collected, we have to rethink how to approach logins and analytics in order to regain compliance and avoid fines for violation. It’s a very high standard to meet, and we didn’t have anyone in our company who read all 99 articles of the regulation. We decided to look for a company that can provide a GDPR compliance audit and tell us in simple words what we need to change.

What were your goals for this project?

We expected to get a complete analysis of our system, with detailed guidelines of what we should do to achieve GDPR compliance.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We found Matsuu through Google and made a request for quotation to them, as well as several other competitors. The next day, a business analyst from Matsuu sent in their offer. It may not have been the cheapest, but the cheapest competitor was a purely legal firm without technological expertise. Matsuu still had very good prices and the skills to evaluate our booking system.

Describe the project in detail.

After signing the NDA and the statement of work, we gave Matsuu internal access to the system and documentation. We spoke twice about the peculiarities of our software and then we waited for two weeks. After this time, we got a solid whitepaper that explained everything. Information was tailored to our specification, and they included examples that were very helpful. With these guidelines, our developers started to work on our system and finally delivered a new version that was GDPR-compliant. A few times throughout the process, we had indirect contact with Matsuu analysts about perceived ambiguities, and they were always helpful.

What was the team composition?

From our side, we had a dedicated project manager and development team. Matsuu has given us access to their project manager, who managed all of the work from their team. Their project manager was available to us during working hours and quickly replied to emails.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Our booking system is now GDPR-compliant and our company is free from the risk of penalties.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

We talked through phone and emails; it was quick and sound.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

They always try to button up everything.

Are there any areas for improvement?

No.

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

E-commerce Site Dev for Dropship Company

"Whenever there was a crisis, we could rely on and trust Matsuu to solve it."

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

Matsuu built an e-commerce website using Magento 2 software. They performed market research, implementation tests and taught the company about the technology to allow for future development.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Poland
Marketing Manager, Dropship Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The e-commerce site built by Matsuu allows users to customize their purchases. The site has received praise from its users for its new look and speed. The Matsuu team was very present throughout the project and solved any issues that arose.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m the marketing director at a dropshipping company for clothing stores.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Matsuu?

We needed an e-commerce site built and a dropship solution.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted the site on which customers could customize their purchases with monogramming, logos, and screen printing. We wanted the site to allow for customization on every product.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

They were referred to us by others who had worked with them.

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

They built an e-commerce interface from scratch. Matsuu began with trend analysis and industry reports, then moved to the design stage. After starting the development stage, Matsuu ran the implementation and tests (functional integration, safety, and performance tests). They also helped us choose which technology to use and decided on Magento 2.0. They ran us through the technology, including advantages, disadvantages and possibilities for future development and integration.

What was the team composition?

We had one project manager and the project was done by the development team.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Though it's too early to have metrics, we see many things helping our business. We’ve gotten a lot of compliments from our customers about our new platform and the speed is greatly improved.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

The Matsuu team’s project management went very well. We communicated through Jira. We would assign all tasks within that software to communicate effectively.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Whenever there was a crisis, we could rely on and trust Matsuu to solve it. They were always there to make sure everything was taken care of.

Are there any areas where they can improve?

If they could provide content writers, we would have loved to pass all of our writing work to them.

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

Android & iOS Dev for Insurance Brokerage

"I felt confident in their level of expertise."

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

After salvaging code from a stalled project, Matsuu developed iOS and Android apps that helped agents enter and submit client data. They also designed a simple, user-friendly UX for both apps. 

The Reviewer
 
501-1000 Employees
 
Gdynia, Poland
Sales Director, Insurance Broker
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Both apps were delivered on time. Matsuu offered creative ideas and established an efficient workflow. Their team members exhibited familiarity with sophisticated business strategy in addition to their design and development skills. 

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am the sales director at one of the largest financial brokers in the country. We mainly sell insurance and loan and credit products.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Matsuu?

Matsuu took over managed services when our previous provider failed to deliver the second sprint. They fixed the source code and created a new schedule with the exact sprint dates and acceptance criteria. Then they began developing our project.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted a platform that would help our agents during their daily field work with clients. The application needed to be easy to use and technologically advanced. It was designed to help our resellers sell products, quickly enter client data into forms, and automatically send verification data.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

I found Matsuu on Google. I emailed them and got feedback after just a few minutes. After many conversations, negotiations, and workshops, we decided to cooperate with them. They had one of the highest prices, but they also had great ideas for our application and came to each meeting prepared.

Describe the project in detail.

They created the back- and frontend of our Android and iOS apps for smartphones and tablets. They also built an admin panel to process credit and loan applications that agents entered on mobile devices. 

Matsuu fixed and simplified our previous provider's UX design considerably. The UX of the apps was clever and intuitive, because many of our agents are learning to use smartphones. They prepared two versions of the UX design: one for Android, and one for iOS. The apps had many features, but could quickly send data to our verification department. 

What was the team composition?

We only contacted the project manager assigned to us.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

I felt confident in their level of expertise.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

Our project manager was effective and regularly reported on our project. Our opinions sometimes differed, but we always reached an agreement.  

What did you find most impressive about this company?

The biggest surprise was that Matsuu helped us with not only technical solutions, but also business analysis. I've worked with many software houses, but this was the first time I had encountered this approach. They had extensive knowledge in many business sectors.

5.0
Overall Score They’re definitely the best agency I’ve worked with.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    This was the rare IT project that actually finished on schedule.
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    The quality was great.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I'd recommend them to anyone with an idea or problem.

Progressive Web App for Outsourcing Firm

"Matsuu delivered a comprehensive solution that has significantly improved my business services."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Feb. - Apr. 2018
Project summary: 

Matsuu developed and designed a custom Progressive Web App. Key features included usability on desktop and mobile, as well as multi-language capability.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Gdańsk, Poland
Jan Heppner
CEO, ITsorce
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The Progressive Web App delivers an improved UI and, as such, has been well-received. Matsuu accepted constructive input well, but also brought creative ideas of their own to the table at a reasonable value.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m the CEO of ITsorce, a software development outsourcing company. We specialize in hiring multilingual professionals from Eastern Europe for large international projects.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Matsuu?

We needed a 360-degree feedback tool for our outsourced teams.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted to provide our developers with an opportunity to receive performance feedback from their supervisors and peers. We tried to use legacy HR software for this task, but it was a Windows-only desktop application and only in Polish (with an option for English). We lacked a way to provide Russian or Ukrainian options, and it turned out that only 1/3 of our developers use Windows. We needed something that would working on macOS and Linux.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We didn’t initially consider Matsuu because we were looking for desktop application developers. I asked Matsuu's principal for advice since I know him personally. He suggested that we give them a try. I agreed because their price and time to market were notably better than their competitors.

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

Matsuu organized workshops in Design Thinking methodology. Working with their business analysts, the workshops helped us discover our real needs and better understand the potential of 360-degree feedback. However, it quickly became clear that building an app for both Android and iOS was outside our budget. Matsuu suggested a Progressive Web App (PWA) as a universal solution as it works equally well on desktop and mobile browsers. The PWA software could also be tailored to our needs and translated into different languages. Together we created a simple wireframe mockup for our solution, and then they built the PWA according to our specifications. It took just three months from the preliminary analysis to the delivery of the MVP. We’ve now made our 360-degree feedback tool available to all our developers, with five different language localizations.

What was the team composition?

Our main point of contact was our dedicated project manager.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

By identifying all potential issues at the beginning, Matsuu delivered a comprehensive solution that has significantly improved my business services. They created a PWA that works on any platform and provides a convenient UI. Not only did they help us define our goals, they proactively showed us areas where we can improve. I do hope to further develop and add new features to the app in order to make it a complete HR solution.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

Our dedicated project manager provided near real-time updates on the project’s status. We mostly talked through a dedicated Slack channel. We would’ve liked to have direct contact with their developers, but they were faithful to the agile methodology. The process was effective so we had no complaints.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Matsuu is much more than the average software house. They bring to the table a deep understanding of the business and academic perspective. It was a pleasure to work with them.

Are there any areas where they can improve?

They should employ more people. They’re almost always busy with many projects and we had to wait for our turn. On the other hand, we know it’s not easy to find quality staff.

5.0
Overall Score They delivered great quality, price, and project management.
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    One of the rare IT projects that was actually completed on schedule.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They explained their charges in detail and I'm satisfied with the cost.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Everything went as expected and is working as promised.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I'd recommend them to anyone who has an idea or problem to solve.

iOS and Android Development for Online Contest App

"They are pleasant people and it was a good overall experience."

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

Matsuu developed the iOS and Android versions of a mobile application that facilitates online contests that the client uses to engage with their community.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Poland
Adam Golanski
Editor-in-Chief, dobreprogramy.pl
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Their professional and personal approach to projects is what makes working with Matsuu an easy process. They take the time to understand their client's needs to deliver quality results.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

dopreprogramy.pl (meaning good software in English) is the largest vertical portal in Poland dedicated to software, with a unique blogging platform for its users and a large, curated base of applications for most popular operating systems. We stand out amongst our competition not only with stats, but also with the deep relationship we have with the community of our readers.

I am editor-in-chief. My responsibilities include the management of our editorial office, cooperation with business partners, planning strategic goals with the Board, and of course, writing as an editor and maintaining relations with our community.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Matsuu?

Sometimes we launch online contests for our readers, often lasting several days, with attractive prizes and special tasks. We were looking for a solution to reinforce our commitment to the community by elevating the challenges of the contest, improving their timing aspect and bringing even more immersive experiences to everyone involved.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We wanted to create a mobile application for Android and iOS which could be used in our "Konkursy z dioda" ("Contests with the LED" in English). The application was used not only to push new questions in a given day as fast as possible, but also to track the time spent on each answer, facilitate the process of the giveaway of smaller prizes, and to track the daily rankings of contestants.

How did you come to work with Matsuu?

We were looking for a software house with a lot of experience in both Android and iOS development and with competitive prices. Matsuu proposed the best terms so we accepted their initial offer.

How much have you invested with Matsuu?

The estimated price for the "LED it be" project was $70,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with Matsuu in autumn of 2016. In the beginning of February 2017 we had a working app (for both Android and iOS) and we used it in a contest done in partnership with AVAST, a leading antivirus software company.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Our community was very happy with this unexpected turn of events - developing a mobile app was new for us. The first contest was a success from the business side. Our partner is glad about the results because the increased competition brought more attention to his products.

What did you find most impressive about Matsuu?

They are flexible and easy to get along with. They have shown both a professional attitude and a good understanding of our needs.

Are there any areas Matsuu could improve?

They improved already during our cooperation. In the beginning, we had some problems in choosing methods of communication between developers. Both sides were using incompatible project management systems. We found a good solution.

5.0
Overall Score They are very good craftsmen and do what they have to do.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    We got our app working in time for our important contest.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Matsuu has good prices, they were flexible, and even gave us some extra "freebies."
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    The software is working according to our expectations. Of course some users think otherwise because they are dissatisfied with protections against cheating, but we're OK with that.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    They are pleasant people and it was a good overall experience.

App Development for Furniture Shopping Center

"Everything was as we wanted."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
May - Dec. 2016
Project summary: 

In an effort to gather marketing data and information about their target consumer, the client relied on Matsuu to fully develop a mobile app for both iOS and Android.

The Reviewer
 
2-10 Employees
 
Poland
Financial Manager, Furniture Shopping Center
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Since working with Matsuu, the client now has the ability to form detailed marketing strategies. They were impressed with Matsuu's excellent communication.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

We are a furniture shopping center in Poland offering retail space to businesses. I am a financial manager for the company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Matsuu?

We wanted to develop an app which could give us more customer insight.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Matsuu developed our iOS and Android apps. They allow us to track customers within our building, determining which areas are of most interest, what they like, what they plan to buy, what they've bought in the past, and other marketing information.

How did you come to work with Matsuu?

We were looking for a development company which could solve our issue. I knew Matsuu's principal personally, so we decided to start a collaboration. This was our first experience with an app developer. We only had a website prior to this, but we saw apps as being essential for businesses in our market.

How much have you invested with Matsuu?

The cost of Matsuu's work was $100,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started the negotiation process in June 2016. The project was completed at the end of that year.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The most important feedback has been from our clients, who've gained more information about their own buyers. As a company, we have the ability to create more detailed marketing strategies through our apps.

How did Matsuu perform from a project management standpoint?

We were in contact with Matsuu's developers through Slack. I had no problems with more detailed descriptions, and the team was very nice and friendly. Our project coordination was awesome.

What did you find most impressive about Matsuu?

Matsuu's team impressed me and had excellent communication. The result of our project has been good.

Are there any areas Matsuu could improve?

I don't think so. Whenever we've had an issue with the app, Matsuu took care of it.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Everything was delivered on time, without any issues.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    We've looked at the market for alternatives. Matsuu has the best price/quality ratio we've found.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    I've had no problems in terms of quality. Everything was as we wanted.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I've discussed our apps with other people, who asked me about their developers. I always recommended Matsuu.

Mobile App for Polish Brewing Company

"Matsuu's team was helpful and willing to discuss the work with us."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Aug. - Dec. 2015
Project summary: 

Matsuu provided the technical resources to develop a mobile application for the client to better connect with their customers.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Poland
Aneta Jakubiak
Chairman, Browary Regionalne Jakubiak
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Since working with Matsuu, the client's app has received positive feedback from their customers and the media. The quality of the work they produce is worth the cost.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

We are a Polish beer manufacturer with a total of 27 brands and a 200-person team. I am the chairman of the organization. My role is dedicated to marketing activities.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Matsuu?

We were looking for new ways of connecting to customers using technology. Specifically, we needed development resources for our mobile customer channel.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Matsuu developed our app. Our marketing department received a lot of support from them. In the future, we plan to use Matsuu for the second version of our product.

How did you come to work with Matsuu?

We decided to hire a Polish studio. I found several companies through an online search and sent them requests. Good quality is something we are always looking for when building a unique product, and Matsuu made the best offer in terms of the price/quality ratio.

How much have you invested with Matsuu?

The cost of Matsuu's work was around $60,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with Matsuu in August 2015. The project was completed in December. We are eager to renew the collaboration and plan to add new features to the app.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

This was our first collaboration with a developer, and it was a good experience. Matsuu has a professional and creative team, and they are always providing new ideas. They kept us informed through step-by-step updates. The project was successful for our company. We have received positive media feedback and have good application statistics.

How did Matsuu perform from a project management standpoint?

Matsuu's project manager gave us many opportunities to discuss fresh ideas. We had weekly calls and were kept informed constantly. This was very important, especially when working with remote resources. It was a good user experience for us.

What did you find most impressive about Matsuu?

Matsuu's ability to discuss their decisions made them stand out. The quality of the work is extremely good and the development process was also great. Matsuu's team was helpful and willing to discuss the work with us. They provided high-level engagement in every step of the project, which was unexpected.

Are there any areas Matsuu could improve?

Matsuu could improve its design capabilities, but this is only a minor point.

5.0
Overall Score Matsuu's detail-oriented engagement and fresh ideas made for a nice experience. These are important factors to consider when working with a team.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    The price was very good relative to the quality.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer