Software Development Services Company

Melon is a software development outsourcing company based in Bulgaria. 

Our talent spans from web to mobile, backed by a QA, Big Data&Machine Learning, cloud, DevOps and system support, and UX/UI and visual design departments. We are especially good at building teams that closely match our clients’ needed technological skillset and experience.

 

Melon’s team currently consists of more than 150 young and highly qualified professionals including web (.NET, PHP, Python, Ruby, SharePoint, HTML/JS) and mobile developers (iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Cross-platform, PhoneGap, Xamarine, Ionic, Unity), designers, interactive media and system support specialists, quality assurance and machine learning engineers.

 
$50,000+
 
$25 - $49 / hr
 
50 - 249
 Founded
2003
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Sofia, Bulgaria
headquarters
other locations
  • 32 Zum Palace
    Skopje 1000
    Macedonia

Portfolio

Key clients: 

Coca-Cola Hellenic, Royal Philips, Accenture, Skrill, Bugaboo, Telenor, Telus, European Bank for Stability and Development, Buchanan Technologies, Conclusion, Banijay Group, Playtika, AES, Turnpike, Ovation Incentives, Group Mooc, FundApps, QuickSearch, CashBet, BNP Paribas Bank, Ultimate Gaming, Teknobingo, Integer, OMV, Telecom Austria Group, BuzzBnk, Map to Snow, CEZ, Amex, Evoke, Remix

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Prescriptive Analytics to Increase Market Share and Outlet Penetration

Based on the successful software development projects we previously completed for the client - a leading fast-moving consumer goods company, Melon was a proven reference to support their new Big Data and machine-learning endeavor.

The client needed augmentation of their development team since the project has already spun huge, with a substantial international team of seven sub-units. 

Our data engineer gathers,

analyzes and models data from various external and internal sources. He enables the ingestion of maps, forecasts, categorizations, Facebook, Trip Advisor and Google ratings, mobile operators’ statistics, company’s own surveys, etc. and prepares it so that the predictive and prescriptive models can consume it. At the moment the use case is already live and with a robust plan to cover new markets within the customer’s footprint.

You can read the full case study at: https://www.melontech.com/work/portfolio/all/prescriptive-analytics-to-increase-market-share-and-outlet-penetration 

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Banijay: Changing the TV show industry through technology

Television shows are getting increasingly more digitized and Banijay Group is embracing this opportunity, striving to make mobile apps and solutions meet people’s demands.

Technologies:

Android/Java, Angular, CI/CD, DevOps, Flash/Haxe, HTML5/CSS3, iOS/Objective-C, IT Support, JavaScript/jQuery, Python, Python/Django, QA (blackbox), React/Redux,

SharePoint, TypeScript, UI/UX

 

Find the case study at: https://www.melontech.com/work/portfolio/all/banijay

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FundApps Alerts Clients to Low Quality Market Data

Amid the huge number of market data notifications from all their clients, FundApps needed a software solution that detects changes in a company’s market data. 

Technologies:

TensorFlow, scikit-learn, SciPy, Pandas

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Turnpike Group: Giving a Technological Makeover to Retail

Increasingly, retailers are collecting more data on their customers. However, they’re rarely making a good use of it. Our client’s solution is a platform, using AI, machine learning and computer vision to discover issues requiring immediate attention, while simultaneously training the system.

The innovation has already attracted the attention of heavyweights like H&M and

IKEA.

 

Development Tools and Technologies:

Android/Kotlin, iOS/Swift, Firmware/C, DevOps, Azure IoT Hub, Azure Device Twin

Find the case study at: 

https://www.melontech.com/work/portfolio/all/turnpike-group-giving-a-technological-makeover-to-retail

 

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Bugaboo: Optimizing Website and Management System

Bugaboo, a Dutch strollers and luggage systems manufacturer, engaged Melon with their website optimization. We successfully improved the content management system, website architecture and user experience.

Development Tools and Technologies

NET MVC

Angular

DevOps/QA

Frontend

JavaScript/jQuery

Node.js

PHP

Python

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A New Life for Old Clothes - Native iOS and Android Apps for Remix

Remix is a leading second hand clothing e-shop. Melon developed native iOS and Android applications that feature very handy categories and filters. The buyer can add products to "favorites" to follow their availabillity and their change in the price and save their filters. The apps are available in 5 languages - Bulgarian, English, Polish, Greek and Romanian.

Development Tools and

Technologies
  • ReactiveCocoa
  • ReactiveSwift
  • Swift
  • MVVM
  • iOS SDK
  • SocketIO
  • RXJava
  • Android SDK
  • MVP
  • Retrofit

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Construction Documentation App for InnoBauTech

Melon developed intuitive construction documentation and management application for InnoBauTech to increase the efficiency in construction projects. It’s meant for site managers, architects, engineers, project managers, etc. 

Development Tools and Technologies

Swift

Foundation

UIKit

Back-end communication

Core Data

Core Graphics

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QuickSearch

Implementing a new modern UI theme onto the QuickSearch Workbook web application. Responsive web UI implementation over a complex web user experience with parameterized colors, backgrounds, layouts, etc.

Development Tools and Technologies

ASP.NET MVC

MS SQL Server

HTML

CSS

JS

JQuery

SASS

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Game Inspiration by Teknobingo Scandinavia

Initially, Teknobingo were a client of a US game platform company, who in turn were Melon’s client since 2010. As of May 2013, the US provider switched business models and Teknobingo engaged us directly to support their software. They already had a platform with traditional bingo games they wanted to improve by redesigning the interface of their game client and integrating new features. Their goal was to shake it up and

introduce a diversity of games to attract more players.

Development Tools and Technologies

Flash

Python

HTML

CSS

JavaScript

Graphic Design

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Document Management System for AES Northern Ireland

Melon developed a document management system with change management workflow for two AES plants in Northern Ireland. Now we are responsible for its ongoing technical support. The plan is to implement this system globally across the entire company.

Development Tools and Technologies

SharePoint 2013

JavaScript

HTML

CSS

.NET

C#

Clich

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Easy and User-Friendly eLearning Platform for Telenor

Melon Learning delivered to Telenor Bulgaria eLearning software available to the entire organization countrywide that allowed all the employees to be trained with minimal logistics involved and saved the company many manhours and resources. To date, 21 courses have been uploaded and nearly 3,230 ymployees have used the eLearning platform.

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Bookatable: No Downtime on the Road to Success

Bookatable originally engaged Melon to improve their website. Later Melon also developed the Bookatable mobile apps for iOS and Android using the cross-platform PhoneGap framework.

Development Tools and Technologies

  • .Net
  • SQL
  • SVN
  • PhoneGap
  • HTML5
  • jQuery memcached
  • Amazon Web Services
  • Adobe Flash

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KnOWLedge Portal for Coca-Cola Hellenic

For Coca-Cola Hellenic, Melon developed a web-based knowledge management system with a great user experience. Based on their roles within the company, employees can view, suggest updates and approve business processes. It is an efficient tool to keep track of, transfer and update the accumulated knowledge.

Development Tools and Technologies

  • SharePoint Online
  • Visio
Services
  • JavaScript
  • jQuery
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    Crowdfunding Platform Buzzbnk: Backing Bright Ideas

    Buzzbnk is a crowdfunding website for social ventures aiming to offer a new way of funding social change in the UK. Besides collecting pledges, the backend also had to be capable of refunds for those projects that did not meet their fundraising goal and send all backers notifications for important project milestones, among other features. We wrote the code from scratch to create a truly custom

    solution.

    Developing Tools and Technologies

    • ASP.NET (Ajax, JacaScript, HTML)
    • SQL server
    • web farm-ready

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    Binary Books: Become a Co-Author of the Book You're Reading

    Binary Books is an iOS app that allows users to become co-authors of novels in progress. They can download the new chapter, comment, submit their edits and actually change the characters' destiny. They can chat live with author and join groups to discus and alter the plot. Users can present their paragraphs or chapters, get feedback on their writing and get published.

    Development Tools and

    Technologies
    • Swift
    • iOS 9 and 10
    • in-app purchases
    • Customised native UI controls
    • SQLite client-srver communication
    • Facebook & Twitter integration
    • ASP.NET MVC
    • ASP.NET Web API
    • Umbraco
    • PushSharp
    • HTML/CSS
    • javaScript/jQuery
    • Entity Framework
    • MS SQL

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    Developing and upgrading web applications for NIF

    Melon is the technological partner of the Norwegian Olympic and Paralympic Confederation of Sports (NIF). Together with their in-house IT team, we are responsible for maintenance and support, upgrade and development of their numerous web applications using common database.

    Development Tools and Technologies

    ASP.NET

    SQL

    WCF

    Services

    JavaScript

    XML

    HTML

    CSS

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    TimeHeroes: Native Android and iOS Apps

    TimeHeroes is a volunteering platform. To make it more accessible to volunteers, Melon developed native iOS and Android applications integrating the core functionalities of their website. The apps are user-friendly and intuitive. This is one of our favourite pro bono projects.

    Development Tools and Technologies

    Android

    iOS

    Sketch

    Zeplin

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    Custom Software Dev for Mobile Gaming Platform

    "[W]e have been working with good people there for a long time."

    Quality: 
    4.5
    Schedule: 
    4.0
    Cost: 
    4.5
    Willing to refer: 
    5.0
    The Project
     
    Confidential
     
    2013 - Ongoing
    Project summary: 

    Melon’s iOS and Android engineers handle development for a mobile gaming platform using Python, HTML.

    The Reviewer
     
    11-50 Employees
     
    San Francisco, California
    Mike Reaves
    Founder, Cashbet
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    Melon has successfully developed multiple platform features and established a strong project management system to handle bugs and take advantage of the time difference. The developers’ low turnover rate and English skills have helped solidify this long-term relationship.

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

    BACKGROUND

    Introduce your business and what you do there.

    I am the co-founder and CEO of Cashbet. We are a mobile first, crypto ready online gaming platform.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    What challenge were you trying to address with Melon?

    We needed skilled software engineers at a competitive rate.

    SOLUTION

    What was the scope of their involvement?

    They do software development on a number of different components of our platform typically using Python, or HTML.

    What is the team composition?

    Right now we have five developers at Melon and work with iOS and Android engineers.

    How did you come to work with Melon?

    They reached out to me in 2009, and I had done some previous work with them at another company.

    What is the status of this engagement?

    We starting working with Melon in 2013, and continue to do so.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    They have developed a countless number of features on the platform, and I have been mostly satisfied with their work.

    How did Melon perform from a project management standpoint?

    They have been very good at project management. We have daily stand-ups over Skype and on the phone, and I am able to talk with them on the weekend as necessary.

    What did you find most impressive about them?

    When you outsource to a company like Melon there can be a lot of turnover, be we haven’t had that. Their employees have strong English skills, and we have been working with good people there for a long time. I am very pleased with their developers.

    Are there any areas they could improve?

    I would like to see them make their hiring process faster. I know it is a competitive market there, but they are sometimes slow at getting me developers when I need more.

    Do you have any advice for potential customers?

    You need a good project management infrastructure and communication policy in place in order to manage remote resources effectively. We have a decent process of documenting features or bugs and assign our workflow well. This helps us take advantage of the time difference, because what I mark as needing work at the end of the day is taken care of by the next morning.

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

    Custon Software Dev for News Analysis Information Platform

    "Their expertise allows them to suggest solutions we never considered."

    Quality: 
    4.0
    Schedule: 
    3.0
    Cost: 
    4.0
    Willing to refer: 
    4.0
    The Project
     
    Confidential
     
    Dec. 2014 - Ongoing
    Project summary: 

    Melon took over the transition of an online news platform from PHP to Django Python. They built the new system from scratch, leaving room for the addition of future functionalities.

    The Reviewer
     
    11-50 Employees
     
    London, United Kingdom
    Director, News Analysis Information Platform
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    Melon suggests innovative solutions thanks to their technical expertise. They offer competitive, hourly rates and their large team works independently. Despite early project delays, they worked to correct the scheduling error at their own expense.

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

    BACKGROUND

    Introduce your business and what you do there.

    I’m the Director of a news analysis provider that publishes daily stories relating to energy industries.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    What challenge were you trying to address with Melon?

    We were developing a new backend technology for our online platform, switching from PHP to Django Python, but were unhappy with the vendor we initially hired.

    SOLUTION

    What was the scope of their involvement?

    We wanted the backend to integrate CMS, CRM systems, invoicing, and email. We also needed to transition away from our previous system without any business interruptions. Melon inherited the old PHP system and maintained it while developing the new backend from scratch. Once built, they transitioned to the new system.

    We continue to add new functionalities, launching new products on top of the platform and expanding our output.

    Melon is currently developing an API for a corresponding mobile app.

    What is the team dynamic?

    We work with a senior project manager, as well as a single developer who does most of the work for us. They have QA testers for any new features, and an excellent Django team to help with more complicated tasks. Their system administration team hosts our servers.

    How did you come to work with Melon?

    A friend of mine went to school with Melon’s founders, so he recommended them to me. We spoke with their developers and visited their offices, but we especially liked the fact that they’re a larger company. We felt this would guarantee us continuity and a sense of safety.

    How much have you invested with them?

    They offered a competitive hourly rate of less than €60 per hour.

    What is the status of this engagement?

    We started working together in December 2014 and our relationship is ongoing.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    The system works well, but because we continue to add new features, it’s a very different system from when Melon first completed the project. Some pages function better than others in the current state, so we plan to rebuild in 2019.

    How did Melon perform from a project management standpoint?

    We're satisfied, overall. We had a slow start because of a misunderstanding regarding the scope. This caused a slight delay, but Melon rectified this at their own expense.

    They’re based in Bulgaria and work remotely. We FaceTime every five or six weeks.

    What did you find most impressive about them?

    I’m not especially tech-savvy, so it’s nice to have a partner that can explain the latest technologies. Their expertise allows them to suggest solutions we never considered.

    Are there any areas they could improve?

    Have a technical person in-house to manage the project. This will allow you focus on other aspects of your business.

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

    Web Platform Projects for Online Restaurant Startup

    “They had very good ideas, and they were able to think independently.”

    Quality: 
    5.0
    Schedule: 
    4.5
    Cost: 
    4.5
    Willing to refer: 
    5.0
    The Project
     
    $200,000 to $999,999
     
    Feb. 2005 - Ongoing
    Project summary: 

    Melon worked on two projects. The first was producing a web service a photo sharing site. For the second project, they built a web platform, API, and mobile versions for an online restaurant booking service.

    The Reviewer
     
    11-50 Employees
     
    Copenhagen, Denmark
    Mikkel Weider
    Former Director, Bookatable.com
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    The team impressed with their creative and innovative discovery process. They proved their ability to deliver affordable, quality work. They also resolved problems well with fair management and excellent communication. This team’s talents keep them from being forgotten for future 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 was the managing director at Bookatable.com.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    What challenge were you trying to address with Melon?

    They produced a web service for me. Then, I moved on to another company, and they did a project for me there as well.

    SOLUTION

    What was the scope of their involvement?

    They created a photo sharing site, and they also did a project called Bookatable.com.

    Bookatable.com was an online restaurant booking service like OpenTable, but the biggest one in Europe. They also dabbled with doing mobile versions. They covered the full range which was great for us at that moment. For the Bookatable business, our tech department was too swamped doing our internal plug-ins and software to get the online restaurant bookings working. It was great that we could outsource the whole project of this website and work on top of the API that was provided to them, but they could do everything else. That made us much faster and efficient than if we had to do it ourselves. They used a range of tools.

    What is the team composition?

    On the photo sharing project, they took the lead of project management on the technical part and the developing. We had a project manager on our side too, but we were talking to their project manager. He had a team around him of people developing, QA testing, and platform testing, etc.

    For Bookatable, we had a coordinator on our side who gave guidelines for how the website should be. We had a project manager on our side who had some technical knowledge, and Melon did everything on the technical side and also the project management.

    How did you come to work with Melon?

    We had mutual friends, and I had heard good things about them.

    How much have you invested with them?

    The photo sharing site was approximately €60,000. I left the project at Bookatable, but they have probably spent more than a million euros over the years.

    What is the status of this engagement?

    I started working with them in February 2006.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    The quality has been great. We have been very happy with them. They did the photo sharing in a low-cost, agile way which made it possible to go live with a large solution for little money. It was impressive that they could handle the Bookatable site from end to end. They made a great service that also became extremely popular. They worked on it for many years, and after 6 years, it was decided the technology should be taken in-house on that project. They handled everything to run a full-fledged web service.

    Occasionally, we had an issue with a few developers, where someone was not performing well enough. They replaced them with someone else, and they compensated me. Of course, in all projects there will be issues or problems, but in general, they are very good at handling the issues. We didn’t have any huge issues resulting in more time or cost than agreed upon. There have been a few times when things turned out to be lighter than first anticipated. In general, it was handled well.

    How did Melon perform from a project management standpoint?

    It was very easy to communicate. It was nice that we were in the same time zone. They gave me direct access to developers and others in case there was something requiring urgent attention or if it was just faster so I didn’t have to wait for the project manager to reply. Their English was also very good compared to other outsourcing companies that I have worked with.

    What did you find most impressive about them?

    The CEO is a very amiable person who is nice to do business with. He’s reasonable, pragmatic, and solution-oriented. When there were issues, there was good communication; I could speak very directly and we worked toward solving the issues together.

    The first time I met them, when we went over the specs and the ideas, I liked how they responded. I like that they take part in the early phases of writing the specifications of the work. They had very good ideas, and they were able to think independently. This was a loose idea at the moment, and they were able to work on an idea level. This is something I have appreciated with them on other occasions too, that they can think for themselves. They’re not just doing whatever the specs are saying. Right now, I have another project that we plan to use them for. They are part of the planning for what we need. I don’t need to do so much on my own. I can send them brief material, and they can develop ideas out of that. Then we discuss it and decide if it’s something we want to move on with or not. I like this way of independent thinking.

    I also liked the idea of having access to a huge network of different people because they have a lot of different skills within the company. They do programming, QA, and many platforms and languages, etc.

    Are there any areas they could improve?

    It’s been a couple of years since I worked them, but I don’t know if they are on top of all technologies. Some projects are relevant to do with them, and other projects are less relevant because their competencies are not as strong in those areas.

    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
      I’ve done that several times.

    Software Dev for Commodity Price Risk Management Firm

    "They have relentless focus and give daily updates throughout the major builds."

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

    Melon navigated complex mathematics to build a commodity price risk management platform. The software provides sophisticated analysis at an affordable price.

    The Reviewer
     
    11-50 Employees
     
    London, United Kingdom
    Tom Larrance
    Founder, Flow & Ebb
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    The completed system melds function with clean design. Potential customers respond positively to demos. Senior management intimately engages with the project. Melon offer excellent rates compared to U.K.-based competitors.

    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 co-founder of Flow & Ebb, a commodity price risk management firm.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    What challenge were you trying to address with Melon?

    We wanted to develop risk management software similar to those used by large commodity houses. Ours needed to be affordable for smaller companies who aren’t commodity players themselves, but have peripheral exposure to the same risks.

    SOLUTION

    What was the scope of their involvement?

    With no in-house technical expertise, we relied on Melon entirely. While we had an end point in mind, they worked with us to devise technical strategies to achieve that goal.

    They built a complex .NET platform that provides a kind of management control framework to help companies reduce risk. It monitors price movements and calculates risk positions on a daily basis, alerting the company if it exceeds its expected ratio. In this way, the company knows to make a new trading decision.

    What is the team dynamic?

    We’ve worked with two senior developers since the beginning who have really been the core of the project. They helped with design and development. Melon assigned us a project manager and brought in other web engineers as needed.

    How did you come to work with Melon?

    I considered a few U.K.-based developers, but found them too expensive. A friend recommended Melon, assuring me they offered competitive prices and quality results.

    How much have you invested with them?

    About €60,000.

    What is the status of this engagement?

    We started work on the project in January 2017. We launched the platform six weeks ago and our relationship is ongoing.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    I have a particular interest in design. I hate systems that, while performing a clever function, have a clunky, outdated aesthetic. With Melon, we built something that looks amazing and matches our brand.

    While the platform is still fairly new, people have responded very positively to demos.

    How did Melon perform from a project management standpoint?

    We flew to Bulgaria in the beginning to outline the project with their team. Being able to visit their headquarters helped us focus on the task at hand, without the day-to-day distractions of our own office. A couple of Melon’s owners were involved in those meetings, so I was very impressed by the engagement of senior management at that stage.

    Having a single project manager throughout the project created a comforting sense of continuity. We were able to track their progress through a management system. They have relentless focus and give daily updates throughout the major builds.

    What did you find most impressive about them?

    Risk management systems rely on highly complex mathematics, so I was very impressed by their ability to grasp the concepts.

    Their honesty was also key. We valued their input and willingness to pushback on ideas that would have harmed the end product. They understood our goal and helped ensure we reached it efficiently. They were brilliant in terms of preventing mistakes.

    Are there any areas they could improve?

    They've never let us down.

    4.5
    Overall Score
    • 4.5 Scheduling
      ON TIME / DEADLINES
    • 5.0 Cost
      Value / within estimates
      They were far cheaper than their U.K. competitors.
    • 5.0 Quality
      Service & deliverables
    • 5.0 NPS
      Willing to refer
      I've already recommended them on three occasions.

    Card Management Feature for Financial Mobile App

    "They have great availability and flexibility."

    Quality: 
    5.0
    Schedule: 
    5.0
    Cost: 
    5.0
    Willing to refer: 
    5.0
    The Project
     
    $50,000 to $199,999
     
    Nov. 2019 - Ongoing
    Project summary: 

    To build out a financial mobile app, Melon worked to release a swap feature that helped users manage their credit cards.

    The Reviewer
     
    11-50 Employees
     
    Chiasso, Italy
    Michele Montecchi
    Project Manager, Eidoo SAGL
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    Melon completed the project in two-week iterations, following the internal team's workflow. They follow instructions well and have reasonable pricing.

    The client submitted this review online.

    BACKGROUND

    Please describe your company and your position there.

    I am project manager and responsible for recruiting outsourcing partners that provides dedicated team to collaborate with our internal resources.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    For what projects/services did your company hire Melon?

    Melon was hired to work with us on specific critical new features and help grow technically our team in Macedonia.

    What were your goals for this project?

    the goals of the project have been to release the swap feature inside the mobile app and the debit card management in the near feature

    SOLUTION

    How did you select this vendor?

    We selected the vendor based on different criteria:

    • Location of the company (Macedonia)
    • Skills
    • Price
    • Possibility to have a dedicated team

    Describe the project in detail.

    Dedicated developers works on our main features following the kanban and 2-weeks iteration coordiante by our internal CTO.

    What was the team composition?

    2 dedicated frontend

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    features have been release in production

    How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

    top level, complete integration

    What did you find most impressive about this company?

    They have great availability and flexibility. Very good prices. Organic growth

    Are there any areas for improvement?

    we are absolutely satisfied. Also a specific skill development program has been developed following our instructions.

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

    Software Solution Dev for Online Advisory Company

    "So far, they've worked out smoothly, providing secure and 100% stable solutions for all challenges I've given to them."

    Quality: 
    5.0
    Schedule: 
    5.0
    Cost: 
    5.0
    Willing to refer: 
    5.0
    The Project
     
    $200,000 to $999,999
     
    Nov. 2011 - Ongoing
    Project summary: 

    Step by step, Melon built the advisory solution tool as envisioned with strong stability and security. The partnership continues as the tool continues to be developed, now in version 4.3.

    The Reviewer
     
    1-10 Employees
     
    St. Gallen, Switzerland
    Founder and Partner, Advice Online AG
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    Melon started the project by making a strong first impression with the first prototype, delivering a high-quality product in a short time and demonstrating their capabilities and understanding of the project. Their strong expertise and efficiency make everything easy, including winning clients.

    The client submitted this review online.

    BACKGROUND

    Please describe your company and your position there.

    I am a founder and partner at Advice Online AG and designer, creator and manager for the AO Digital Banking Cloud Framework, the leading advisory solution in Switzerland.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    For what reason(s) did your company hire Melon?

    I looked for people that challenge me and deliver, instead of telling me, "It's difficult."

    What were your goals for this project?

    Our goal was to build the best advisory solution out there, and we did. We are proposing that our clients be more efficient, so we also value the fact that the work with Melon is efficient too. This makes a great win-win-win situation for all parties involved.

    SOLUTION

    How did you select this vendor?

    Personal connections lead me to this company. Since then, I have not thought once about changing.

    Describe the project in detail.

    I had the software designed and pixel ready, and I described the process and functions. Melon delivered the first prototype in a rapid, agile manner within weeks. It was stunning. From then on, we've built the tool as it is today (version 4.3 already) step-by-step. While I'm doing the meta-coordination of what functions/tasks are to be aimed for next, the team coordinates within to tackle the challenges and offer best possible outputs in the most efficient ways without jeopardizing the quality and security of the tool.

    What was the team composition?

    We always had between 2 and 3 developers, while one person also partially coordinated the team. There was one QA person with a sharp mind and great anticipation of the topic, and also one frontend developer. The last two occasionally jump in for special purposes and are not a part of the dedicated team.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    So far, they've worked out smoothly, providing secure and 100% stable solutions for all challenges I've given to them.

    Check our website: adviceonline.ch, then chose "DIE FIRMA" to check our references. This demonstrates how we are winning more and more clients in Switzerland with our state of the art solution that allows just about anything concerning digitization of the financial advisory business.

    How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

    It was very effective. We worked together using email, Skype, direct access to the development environment, and the QA platform. 

    What did you find most impressive about this company?

    I was impressed with how uncomplicated everything has worked out and is still working out. Frankly, after working years with the team and its members, there's more than just task management; we care. It's a very pleasant experience, also, that it paired with the high skill sets of the people allocated to this project.

    Are there any areas for improvement?

    I should definitely visit them more often. Otherwise, not really.

    5.0
    Overall Score Our clients are happy; we've never lost one so far. The solution runs 100%. The people are nice.
    • 5.0 Scheduling
      ON TIME / DEADLINES
      The scheduling was easy and pleasant. Their CEO knows their business and lead me through the process in a very comfortable manner.
    • 5.0 Cost
      Value / within estimates
      Quality has its price. The return on investment is exactly as we've expected.
    • 5.0 Quality
      Service & deliverables
      Our client basis grows and grows and since we went live in June 2013. We've not had one of second downtime. That's quality!
    • 5.0 NPS
      Willing to refer
      We would refer them anytime. We have even started our second project with them.