We design and build web based software and mobile

Mediapark provides design and development service. Company works as a one-stop-shop for project planning, requirement analysis, UI / UX, development, testing, implementation and support. Founded in 2010 in Lithuania, the partnership-based company has grown to 100+ employees working in Vilnius, Kaunas, Riga and Kaliningrad.

 

Mediapark has served more than 600 companies all over the world and handles projects that are different in scale and complexity.

 

Mediapark team develops professional e-commerce, finance, telecommunication, education and other solutions for both industry leaders and startups, and provides their clients with powerful, result-oriented websites, apps and systems that are modern and easy to use.

 
$1,000+
 
$25 - $49 / hr
 
50 - 249
 Founded
2010
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Vilnius, Lithuania
headquarters
other locations

Portfolio

Key clients: 

Vodafone Africa; Ananda; Menucard; TradePMR; SPARK Lithuania

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Mobile App Dev for Media Company

“They respond quickly and have worked out good prices for us.”

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

Mediapark Kaliningrad provides mobile application development services, creating native iOS and Android applications for public transport systems. They work on design, prototyping, and code the backend. 

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Russia
Ulyana Nakene
Project Manager, Dvornik
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The platform is still in development and while its concept and design have changed several times over the course of the work, the team responded flexibly. The work so far has been positively received and attracted further investment. They manage the project effectively and meet all deadlines.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am a product manager for a company which has grown as a spin-off from a media company. We are trying to make urban life a bit better.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Mediapark Kaliningrad?

We had a project dealing with public transport systems, providing information such as when the next bus would come. It was a complex and unique system, so we were interested in finding a local company with enough experience for dealing with a project of this scope. My boss, the owner of the company, had some conceptual ideas, but we needed to work them out and understand what the details would be. It was important to us that the app work properly and not overload users with too many functionalities.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

I communicated with their team, outlining the project idea. I collected some reference data, watching out for best practices from around the world. The app will inform people about bus arrival times, as well as provide maps and directions. Since we are a media company, the app will also deliver news items.

We have developed a kiosk system with a touch panel that is located at bus stations. Right now, we’re ready to proceed with the site and are working on an application as well, which will be developed natively for iOS and Android. The early stages of the project involved design and prototyping. The team coded the backend servers which enable the functioning of the touch panel and made it so that the website and application will be able to work on the same server. This is quite convenient for us.

We use Linux on our systems, which connects with Raspberry Pi devices. The local CRM [customer relationship management] system we use in Russia is called Bitrix24.

What is the team dynamic?

The team varied at different stages, but we’ve worked with at least 5–6 people from Mediapark, including a database expert, a Bitrix24 CRM expert, a CTO [chief technology officer], a project manager, and designers.

How did you come to work with Mediapark Kaliningrad?

It was a challenge to find people with enough expertise and flexibility to wait for our decisions. We also needed to test the software on real touch panels, so the team needed to be located in the Kaliningrad region. Mediapark was the perfect match for us.

How much have you invested with them?

The cost of their work has been just below $70,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We had our first meeting with them more than a year and a half ago, in June 2016. The contract was signed in November and the engagement is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We haven’t released the platform yet, so I cannot mention any numbers. Working on this project hasn’t been easy since we’ve changed our concept and ideas multiple times. Mediapark’s team needed to have strong nerves in order to proceed.

We have already given several presentations to our local administration and the city manager. The touch panel is in place at bus stops and we are getting investments in order to scale the project. If the quality level had not been good, we wouldn’t have been able to do any of this.

How did Mediapark Kaliningrad perform from a project management standpoint?

The initial concept was for an application, but we’ve released the touch-panel system first. We always changed our minds, but the team from Mediapark was flexible. Project management is their strongest point. The owners of their company have their own vision, which helped us maintain flexibility. They respond quickly and have worked out good prices for us. We were never dissatisfied with deadlines or anything else.

They are located in the same city as us, which is quite convenient. I can go to their office and work face-to-face when we needed to discuss issues. We also use email and phone to keep track of things, and they have their own task-management system. We keep in touch with their project manager, so if something required our input immediately, he would give us a call.

At one point, we needed to make a presentation for our bosses in administration. Mediapark helped organize that conference in the space of an hour, even though it wasn’t something they were obliged to do.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their ability to respond adequately to the way in which the client wants the project to be managed. Mediapark understood our Russian thinking and were willing to change contracts and work with us as we were. They were never hard on us and were willing to make different agreements. This enabled us to continue the partnership, along with the adequate mix of price and expertise.

Are there any areas they could improve?

There are always things we can improve. Mediapark could work more on visual designs. They know how to do things technically, but visually-pleasing designs are not their strongest point. Hiring a designer who is able to follow trends and work quickly would enable them to charge even more.

4.5
Overall Score
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    There is always a gap to fill.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Any increases in cost were due to us changing our minds. They did their job.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    I cannot think of something we were dissatisfied with.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I would recommend certain experts from their team especially.

Mobile App Dev for Commercial Kitchen Equipment

"Mediapark Group is a solid, good company with which I'm comfortable."

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

Mediapark Group developed a fleet mobile app for Android and iOS using C#, MySQL, and Entity Framework. The coders were given access to the company’s web-based API’s.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
New York, New York
CTO, eCommerce Development Firm
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Mediapark Group got the job done and had very good, responsive, and reliable project management. They maintained a strong follow-through, were always available, and tried to understand the problems at hand. The firm's cost was cited as an area for improvement.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

We are a development company specializing in e-commerce platform development. Our platform features 700 different apps and is being used by various customers from various segments, from medical to retail and wholesale. We have very large retailers as customers, but we also work with businesses that only sell one product online.

I am the founder of the company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Mediapark Group?

A number of our customers have requested mobile-centric functionalities. As an example, one of them is managing a fleet of drivers who pick up blood samples from doctors. They needed to make sure that the drivers could log in on a mobile app and see their route, scan orders, and so on. We don't have an in-house mobile development team and needed help in this area.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Mediapark Group was involved in designing the interface and coding the fleet app. We provided server-side APIs for their developers to use.

Another client using our e-commerce platform wanted to provide an app which gave their clients the same shopping experience as the website. The app had custom pricing and discounts, real-time notifications, and so on. Mediapark Group built this app for Android and iOS, along with 15–20 others over the course of our collaboration. Mediapark Group has developed three apps for Windows Phone as well.

Internally, we are using C#, MySQL, and Entity Framework as a middle-tier. Mediapark Group was given access to our web-based APIs.

Depending on the scope of a project, Mediapark Group's team varied from 1–6 developers and a project manager.

How did you come to work with Mediapark Group?

It was important to see who I was dealing with, and not choose a fake company. We have serious clients, so it would be a liability for us to take on a project and fail to deliver it. I went through many different options and gave each candidate a test assignment for creating a small app which connected to our backend. I also looked at their portfolios, organization, and response times. Mediapark Group delivered the best result and also had adequate pricing. After our small initial project, I met with Mediapark Group's team at their Minsk office and became comfortable enough to assign them a larger project.

How much have you invested with Mediapark Group?

The cost of Mediapark Group's work has been above $100,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with Mediapark Group three years ago. We have a few ongoing projects with them, including one which is in production and another in test mode. We are collaborating with the client in order to make small functionality changes. There is also another project which we've put on hold after needing to further develop requirements.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

In general, I'm very happy with Mediapark Group. I'm not looking for alternatives and don't plan to create an in-house mobile team either. Mediapark Group gets the job done, and the management is responsive and reliable.

How did Mediapark Group perform from a project management standpoint?

Mediapark Group has a very good project management team. There is strong follow-through, they're always available, and they try to understand our problems.

We have our own CRM [customer relationship management] platform which is used by Mediapark Group's developers, but we also use third-party tools like Status Hero, Flowdock, and uTrack.

What did you find most impressive about Mediapark Group?

Compared to other companies we've interviewed and worked with in the past, Mediapark Group's team tried to understand the big picture first, and have gone through the process with us. Mediapark Group is a solid, good company with which I'm comfortable.

Are there any areas Mediapark Group could improve?

We can always wish for more in terms of pricing model and working speed, but Mediapark Group is on par.

4.5
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Mediapark Group could have lower costs, but it's a trade-off. I'd rather pay extra and receive the quality of work which I'm getting now, than going cheaper and having to do the work again.
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Mediapark Group always delivered on time. Any missed deliverables were also the responsibility of our in-house backend team.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I wouldn't hesitate to refer Mediapark Group, although I'm usually cautious in this regard.