Full-stack web development team for your business

Merixstudio is a software house established in 1999, based in Poznań/Poland.

We are a full-stack team ready to plan, design and develop your web applications & digital products. We love startups!

Merixstudio collaborates with international firms, such as Toshiba, HSBC, The Independent, KLM, Virgin, M&S, Volkswagen, The Juilliard School, startups and other creative agencies who don't have the development skills in-house to help them bring their great ideas to life.

Our core competencies (and something that makes us stand out) are rich web application development, UI/UX design (with the focus on Responsive Web Design and modern branding) and HTML5 game development.

The team has more than 70 high-skilled specialists; front-end developers, Python/Django developers, UI/UX designers, testers and project managers – all working together from our HQ in Central Europe in Poznan/Poland.

For more information regarding skills, team and approach, please go to www.merixstudio.com

Want to learn more? Contact us!

 
$25,000+
 
$50 - $99 / hr
 
50 - 249
 Founded
1999
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Poznań, Poland
headquarters

Portfolio

Key clients: 
  • The Juilliard School
  • Toshiba
  • FOX
  • Deutsche Post
  • HSBC
  • Marks & Spencer
  • Volkswagen
  • The Independent
  • Tesco
  • Payback
  • Bronson Laboratories
  • Herald.ie
  • EDCO
  • Eurobookings
  • Virgin Digital Help
  • Billabong
  • Grant Thornton

and more.

Shuffle - HTML5 game

Shuffle is a puzzle matching game built by Merixstudio for digital touch displays.

The player taps on the screen to choose between 4 difficulty levels. Photos or illustrations that appear are split into multiple pieces - the goal is to try to solve the puzzle within a given time. If the player gets stuck, she/he can push the "Tip" button to preview full image.
 

Touch & Go

We made HTML5/Web Sockets technology and Digital Signage work together beautifully.

The Touch & Go application is an innovative digital retail tool that makes the physical shopping experience more personal, efficient and compelling. Users scan the QR code via smartphone, connect wirelessly to a digital display in the shop window and browse through products or documents. In a few swipes, they can save their favorite offers to the mobile device for later reference. 

Walibi Quiz

Walibi is a Belgian theme park located close to Brussels.

For the purpose of this project, we teamed up with C-NUI, digital communication, and DOOH specialists, to bring unique mobile quiz experience for queueing park visitors. 

U project

U project (U Multi-touch Whiteboard) is an interactive app built for Digitaria International, headquartered in Luxembourg, company specializing in satellite telecommunications and multimedia software platforms. 

The purpose of the app was to fill in the gaps of existing e-learning platforms. To make it happen, we created a software-hardware-networking platform that facilitates content distribution and teacher vs students interactions via Multi Touch Interactive Whiteboards supporting up to 10 touches simultaneously.

Competenz4u

Competenz4u is a SaaS startup for students in Austria who want to improve their math skills.

The client took the initiative to create a modern e-learning web application that combines his incredible flair for sharing knowledge and powerful Python development capabilities.

We've built fully responsive user experience and gave children access to affordable maths training videos via a recurring monthly subscription fee.

FLAVR

FLAVR is Belgian startup for hobby & professional chefs who want to sell homemade meals.

In the first two months, we were able to ship the MVP of the application, while after four months we finished working on its final version. What is especially noteworthy, in this projects such functionalities as Filters Module, Notifications, Follow chef, Admin Panel and System of discount coupons are used.

Playism

Playism is an indie-focused PC game digital distribution platform from Osaka, Japan. 

The scope of work involved design & development of high-profile, database driven multilingual, responsive web shop application (marketplace for indie games). One of the key project challenges was data migration from the old system (user accounts and products). The platform is hosted on scalable Amazon deployment space - AWS Elastic Beanstalk, fully utilizing its scalability features. 

Kopanito All-Stars Soccer

Kopanito is an arcade, award-winning HTML5 soccer game. It's fast-paced football game without a referee on the pitch and with crazy super-powers.

Kopanito is inspired by such classics as Sensible Soccer and Kick Off. It reminds older players about games of their youth, while younger people can experience a soccer world they have never seen before. Kopanito is one of the few such advanced football games developed by using HTML5 technology. 

Digital Signage

Digital Signage is a new brand of Merixstudio focused on creating interactive HTML5 applications and games for digital displays. 
Website explores fullscreen video background design trend that builds heavy contrast between the video and the page text.
Digital Signage by Merixstudio offers a range of services including design, technology, support & maintenance of web/digital signage applications.

The Old Axolotl

Beautifully responsive, one-page experience for Polish sci-fi writer Jacek Dukaj’s new novel “The Old Axolotl”
The site uses modern web technologies, including Pixi.js, a lightweight 2D rendering library that helped us animate objects in background.
Project was created in collaboration with Platige Image that delivered illustrations and video content.

Tubądzin

Fully responsive project prepared for The Tubądzin Group – one of the leading Polish manufacturers of ceramic tiles. We were responsible for comprehensive implementation of the project (analysis, gathering requirements, specification preparation, mockups creation, graphic design, HTML templates and finally – integration with Drupal CMS system).

Herb Alpert Presents

Complex multi-site project for American artist prepared in cooperation with our partner from USA. After receiving graphic designs our task was to write HTML/CSS/JS and then develop fully custom content management system for which we have used Django Framework. Project is full of advanced JavaScript. 

Travel Rush

Travel Rush is HTML5 Canvas-based game designed and developed for Opodo, a Pan-European travel service founded by nine European leading airlines, including British Airways, Air France, KLM, Lufthansa and more.The main idea was to have the whole experience connected with a travel industry to support Opodo's marketing and social media (Facebook) activities. Player can win a pair of tickets to New York by flying the plane, collecting items and completing levels to earn points. We were responsible for gameplay engine, custom illustrations and integration of CSS/JavaScript/Canvas technologies.

Automaton

For our client from Japan we were responsible for creation of game news portal. Main goal was to create impressive, beautifully designed website. We were responsible for complex delivery, starting from conceptual work and wireframe design, through graphic design and branding, HTML5/CSS3/JS responsive templates coding, to developing custom-made CMS system to manage all the content in the website. We used Django framework as a programming tool. Project takes advantage of advanced possibilities of JavaScript and CSS3 for nice, subtle animation effects.

Merixgames

Merixgames, a brand of Merixstudio, is a multidisciplinary HTML5 game production company. Our headquarters are located in Poznań, Poland at Różana 13/3 street. We have a vast 15 years experience in digital business.

At Merixgames, we harness the latest and most powerful, open-source goods living in HTML5 ecosystem.

Most of our works are created using modern solutions as Canvas, JavaScript, WebGL, WebAudio, Pixi.js, Spine, Phaser, Box2D, CocoonJS and more.

Merixgames’s approach is to provide the very best level of creative HTML5 game development services at very reasonable prices. 

http://www.merixgames.com/

Skytte

Skytte is classic, fast-paced horizontal scrolling shoot 'em up developed in HTML5/Canvas and Vanilla JS.The game is Merixstudio's internal HTML5 & JavaScript experiment showing high front-end capabilities.

http://www.merixstudio.com/skytte/

Reviews

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Branding & Web Dev for Gaming Community

“Their business development process has been very helpful and prepared us to move forward.”

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

Merixstudio is developing a web-based networking platform for gamers. After a series of business workshops, they designed a logo and landing page. They’re now finishing the MVP for beta testing.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
British Columbia, Canada
David Zinnemann
CEO, Up Your eGame
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Although the platform is still in development, a university has responded positively and is interested in trialing the MVP. Merixstudio took a holistic approach to the project, providing crucial business knowledge and branding services. Their thoroughness and attention to detail distinguish them.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the founder and CEO of Up Your eGame. We provide a way for gamers and organizations to connect with each other. Our tool helps users build their gaming team and branding.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Merixstudio?

After interviewing several potential customers, we got to the point where we needed to create a tangible product. We needed resources to work with us through the ideation phase and then build our web-based platform.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Initially, they conducted a few workshops with us to see if our companies were a good fit. They didn’t want to enter a project that we couldn’t finish, so we worked through the business development process to ensure that we had clear expectations on both sides.

They then developed the UX, wireframes, and visuals. At the time, we were using a logo that I’d created quickly as a placeholder, so it didn’t look professional. They designed a new logo to build a more polished brand identity as well as a landing page.

Currently, they’re working on developing and testing an MVP of our platform. They use React for the frontend and Django for the backend. They’ve included several details that have improved the feel of our site. Although they’re small, those additions are important to the overall functionality and user experience.

What is the team composition?

The team consists of a project manager, UI designer, UX designer, 1–2 frontend developers, 1–2 backend developers, and a QA engineer.

How did you come to work with Merixstudio?

I researched vendors online and interviewed several agencies to see who would be a good fit. When I described the project, most companies merely provided a quote without going into much detail. However, Merixstudio stood out to us because they required us to do some business development to see if we’d set things up properly. They wanted to look through the workflow and understand what our platform’s experience would be before giving a scope and estimate.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent about $150,000 thus far.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We’ve recently talked with a university that’s interested in beta testing what we’ve developed and have received great feedback so far. They’re currently using Facebook—which is the gold standard of social networks—but are now keen to switch over to our platform for a period. We consider this a big win for us.

How did Merixstudioperform from a project management standpoint?

The communication is excellent. We have set call times throughout the week and use Slack for any questions or concerns. I also appreciate how detail-oriented they are. If we ask for a certain feature, they’ll discuss the logistics with us, from the budget to the expectations on both sides. They aren’t just an outsourced development team; rather, it’s more of a partnership.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their business development process has been very helpful and prepared us to move forward. After we started the engagement, we joined an incubator to boost our business. During the four-day mandatory training course, we realized that Merixstudio’s workshop had already covered most of the material. They even gave us several tools that the accelerator lacked.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Be transparent with your ideas and keep the communication lines open.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They ‘ve been punctual and have delivered everything that they said they would.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Not only were they a good value, they were considerate of our money as well.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They’ve helped out with all aspects of our platform’s quality.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I’d definitely refer them.

Web Dev for Small Business Consultancy

“Merixstudio’s work is always well-coded, clean, and organized.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
2013 - May 2018
Project summary: 

Merixstudio fills staffing gaps in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript programming. They assisted with the relaunch of a website using Ajax API and developed an external web app. They also helped with an HTML newsletter.

The Reviewer
 
50-201 Employees
 
Eschborn, Germany
Steffen Kroggel
Head of Online-Communication, RKW Competence Center
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Merixstudio’s high-quality work is stable and there has been no negative feedback. They deliver excellent updates and ask good clarifying questions when needed. They are customer-focused and deliver satisfaction with their strong professionalism and knowledge of current technology.

 

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

The RKW Competence Center is a non-profit and publicly funded research and development institution. We work with and for small and medium-sized enterprises on solutions for the challenges of the future - in securing skilled workers, innovation, and corporate development. Another focus is entrepreneurship. We develop practical recommendations and solutions for small and medium-sized companies, which we provide free of charge. The RKW Competence Center is part of the nationwide RKW network.

I’m the head of online communication, responsible for everything that can be seen online from us. My daily business is comprised of quality checks of our code base and planning of new projects concerning further development of our website features and tools.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Merixstudio?

We have an agency that provides layouts for our website. They consult us concerning usability and the user journey, but they cannot provide HTML, CSS, and JavaScript programming. We only have capacity for PHP coding in-house. We had to fill this gap.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We’ve worked on several projects with Merixstudio. The first one was the relaunch of our main website, which involved several templates. The main challenge was the programming of a significant Ajax API. We described what we wanted in detail, and they delivered the corresponding code to us. They also provided quality checks concerning HTML and CSS, using several devices.

The second project was an external web app, also based on Ajax. It provides help to small businesses in the planning of staffing resources. The scope also involved HTML5 and CSS3 coding. They provided quality checks using several devices and browsers.

We worked on a third project for an HTML newsletter. There were several difficulties concerning email clients, which Merixstudio managed very well. They also performed testing. The final product was delivered as fully usable HTML code.

Merixstudio helped us on a recent project with a very tight deadline. We originally planned to get the code from a different agency, which also made the layout. We rescheduled deadlines for the layout again and again, and, one week before the deadline, they told us that they would not have the capacity to code for one year. Merixstudio jumped in and saved us.

We provided layouts and wireframes in most cases along with detailed documentation of what we needed and how we needed it when we had special requirements.

What is the team composition?

I’ve had contact with 2–3 project managers from their team. I saw the developers in the background, but I never had direct contact with them.

How did you come to work with Merixstudio?

I worked with Merixstudio in my former job. We also worked with them when we had some problems in resource planning so they were my first choice. I knew that they provided high quality at a low price so I decided to work with them on projects for RKW Competence Center.

How much have you invested with them?

The total cost of their work has been €25,000–€30,000 ($29,246–$35,095 USD). The relaunch of our website cost around €8,000 ($9,331 USD) and the external web app cost around €5,000 ($5,832 USD).

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with Merixstudio in 2013. The collaboration is ongoing on a project basis.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The only feedback I get is when things don’t work so it’s a good sign that nobody has reported problems. We have a small internal team with two people working on the code. As one of the people looking at the code and performing quality checks, Merixstudio’s work is always well-coded, clean, and organized. It’s well commented which makes it easy to find specific parts.

How did Merixstudio perform from a project management standpoint?

Most of the communication is done via email. The project managers always keep us up-to-date. They are fast in responding to emails. They are always trying to understand what the client really wants. They ask the right questions. If we deliver documentation that is not straightforward, they will email us or start a Skype chat to discuss the work. They are focused on doing everything to make the client happy.

What did you find most impressive about them?

I am very happy with them. Merixstudio is a professional company that is always up-to-date with new technologies. They deliver on time, and, if a delay occurs, they always communicate that they will have difficulties meeting the timeline. This is important if we are responsible for delivering on time. We can communicate with the other people involved, which is possible only if we have the right information.

Do you have any advice for future clients of theirs?

Be open about what you want from working with them and don’t hide information because it seems unimportant. On several occasions, we provided Merixstudio with information that we thought wouldn’t be important for the coding, but it turned out that when they started working on the project, the information became important for understanding why we wanted the product to turn out in a certain way.

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

React Web Dev for Transcription Start Up

"Since its launch, we haven’t faced any specific issues with the software."

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

Merixstudio developed a web-based software solution, working on the build based on wireframes and API documentation. The software incorporates an online editor tool to facilitate audio transcription.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Dublin, Ireland
André Bastié
CEO, Happy Scribe
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The software has been well received since its launch, performing properly and with no significant bugs reported. The team performed well throughout the project, working along established sprints and picking up the pace of work as the development went on.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I'm the CEO of Happy Scribe. Our company provides automated transcription tools for journalists.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Merixstudio?

We're a startup and we were looking for a company that could be reactive. We needed a team that would be able to address our problems and issues on the go.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We were developing an online editor where people could see what the machine had transcribed for them and make some changes along the way. A big part of the work was about aligning the audio file with a text file.

Merixstudio developed the solution as web-based software. We provided wireframes, API documentation, and all other information required. They worked strictly on the development side.

What is the team composition?

There were two resources on their side and two resources on our side. Initially, there was only one person on their side, but they onboarded another one.

How did you come to work with Merixstudio?

We interviewed quite a few agencies and found Merixstudio. We decided to go with them because we found them to be flexible and the pricing was advantageous as well. We interviewed them about technology, in order to determine if they’d worked on any React projects. We found that they had produced good-quality work in the past and thought they would be a good match for us.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent around €14,000 ($16,500 USD) in total.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with Merixstudio at the end of January 2018. The development was completed in mid-April.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Since its launch, we haven’t faced any specific issues with the software. We haven’t identified any significant bugs that would affect the end user.

How did Merixstudio perform from a project management standpoint?

Their performance was good. Most of the sprints were set by us, then the project manager applied those sprints. We were in direct contact with the developers. It was just a matter of establishing the connections and making sure that everything was fine. We only used Slack for communication, talking to their resources directly.

What did you find most impressive about them?

I don’t have anything specific to say in this regard.

Are there any areas they could improve?

The beginning of the project was a bit slow to start. We could have released the software earlier if everyone was onboarded from day one. This is something that they could improve as nothing really happened during the first two weeks.

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

Software Dev & Staff Augmentation for Software Company

“They have a wide variety of expertise and rich information, and they can do things we can’t do.”

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
3.5
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
2011 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Merixstudio supplements internal development efforts for third-party customers, building out games and touch-screen interfaces, and enhancing design capacity on other projects.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Brussels, Belgium
Manager, Software Development Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The quality of Merixstudio’s work and knowledge of internal business processes fosters consistent, long-term engagement across diverse dev project types. Occasionally, technology hinders communication, but the amicable team always provides status updates and delivers fresh ideas when called upon.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am the COO of two companies. We have recently split one company into three different parts, two of which are involved in software development and digital signage.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Merixstudio?

We didn’t have any internal software developers and needed dev help.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They have a wide variety of expertise and rich information, and they can do things we can’t do. Basically, we are not a software development house; we are people who work on projects for customers, and sometimes, those customers need development. We don’t put ourselves into the market as being software developers, but they are.

They provide additional development staffing (and perspectives) when we need it. They’ve designed and developed games for some of our customers, as well as kiosk and touch applications for in-store communication and sales.

For example, last year, we ran a bigger pilot project for a customer. The challenge was that the client needed it done quickly, but we didn’t have any free developers, so we got Merixstudio involved. In a very limited time, they developed the first designs and software. Afterward, the software was deployed fully throughout the customer’s network. After approving the pilot, the client gave us time to recreate the app from scratch as it should be: stable, secure, manageable, and client server-based. Now, we’ve started building a new version from scratch, and Merixstudio catapulted us into that.

They try to optimize the results that we are trying to achieve. They sometimes have valid input that we can inject into our code for smaller problems that we have or benchmarks we want to achieve. For example, on the last project we developed internally, we weren’t completely satisfied with our results, so we gave Merixstudio the chance to develop it for two weeks to see if they could come up with something that performed better and was more secure.

What is the team composition?

We have a range of resources. We started out with mainly C# and C++ developers, more in the Windows .NET environment. Now, we’re working with a couple of experts in web technology. Our biggest project with them featured 5–6 people. Merixstudio has become more and more involved in our day-to-day development.

How did you come to work with Merixstudio?

We had a choice between hiring people and looking for someone to help us out. We didn’t want to hire someone for a single project and lay them off. We looked for insourcing and, because our graphics manager knew them previously, we contacted them.

How much have you invested with them?

Over the past year, the most recent project cost between $50,000–$100,000

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with Merixstudio around 2011. The collaboration is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Our clients don’t know that Merixstudio is involved. They just give us the project, and how we handle it is up to us. I don’t have any specific inputs from the customer side, but I think they’ve performed perfectly.

How did Merixstudio perform from a project management standpoint?

They really invest the time—too much at times—for me. I have told them that they don’t have to email me about every step, but they are very keen on keeping us updated. Their English is perfect, but the  distance between us often limits our communication. Everyone has to translate, and some people are scared of this, but I haven’t had any problems with it so far.

Primarily, we keep in touch by email since it allows us to attach everything we want. We also have talk via phone and Skype, but the quality of their video feed can be horrible.

What did you find most impressive about them?

We don’t often work with third parties, but I’m happy with what they do. This is the reason we haven’t looked at other companies. We like to team up, and we like to be loyal. They know us, they know who we are and what we do, and they know our hardware and software. As soon as something new comes up, we don’t have to introduce ourselves, and it saves a lot of time. I have no intention to look for other partners. I am very satisfied with their pricing and quality. Additionally, the people from Merixstudio are extremely friendly.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Their internet connection needs improvement so we can have better video quality during calls.

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

Catalog Platform Development For Brand Management Company

“So far, we’re extremely happy with the platform’s performance and scaling.”

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

Merixstudio built a complex platform from scratch using Django and Python for the backend. The platform needed the capacity to manage a lot of data and scale up easily. The work is ongoing.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Dubai, UAE
CEO, Brand Catalog Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Merixstudio built the platform in the latest technologies, providing the scalability and reliability needed. With 300 clients using the platform already, feedback is good. The team impressed by delivering before deadline, which is especially appreciated because it resulted in a reduction in costs.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am the CEO of a product experience management platform. Brands upload information about their products such as images, videos, and ingredients through a content management system for use by retailers and whoever needs access to the brand content.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Merixstudio?

We were building our platform from scratch. We’re based in Dubai, a region that doesn’t offer resources for our technology stack. The options we have are likely 2–3 times more expensive. The platform would be quite complex, and we wanted the ability to scale it up easily and to use the latest technologies. Many of the companies we approached in our region insisted on PHP, SQL, and Oracle, but this was not what we wanted. We had an older, basic version in place, and already knew the limitations of those technologies. There was a lot of big data to handle, so we needed a scalable, reliable and easy to use solution.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We developed the platform using Django and Python for the backend. These technologies are not available in the Middle East. The platform is currently in production, and we plan to have the website live in two weeks or less. We have another year of development left, and we will start working on integrations with Box, Dropbox, Amazon, Wal-Mart, Carrefour, and hundreds of other platforms in April 2018. APIs are a big part of our roadmap.

What is the team composition?

We’ve always had at least 1 full-time project manager and around 4 resources working on the project, 3 full-time and 1–2 part-time. We also have 1–2 quality testers working part-time.

How did you come to work with Merixstudio?

We researched 20 different companies from Poland, Russia, and Ukraine using Clutch, and narrowed the list down to six Polish groups. I went there and met each one. Merixstudio was second or third choice on paper, but we also relied on intuition. Through talking to them, I became comfortable working with the team. We were starting a two-year project which would cost over $500,000 within the next six months. They would serve as an extension of our team in Dubai so we needed to have synergy between us. This is why our evaluation was largely based on whom we felt most comfortable with and who had the same ideas and way of thinking as us.

How much have you invested with them?

So far, the billable work cost around $340,000. We are committed to another $160,000 by the end of 2018.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with Merixstudio in January 2017 and the work is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

So far, we’re extremely happy with the platform’s performance and scaling.

We have 300 clients on board already even though we haven’t started advertising. The feedback we’re getting for the overall concept, the interface, and the performance of the platform is quite positive. Most of our clients are either major brands or Fortune 500 companies.

How did Merixstudio perform from a project management standpoint?

We are using JIRA and Slack along with email and phone calls for communication. There is a weekly call for aligning things and checking the status of bugs, and we also have a strategy call every 2 weeks. I’m not always a part of the weekly call; it’s handled by a couple of people from my team. I participate in the bimonthly strategy call, along with our CTO depending on where we are in development. We always have open communication and are always looking at the progress of the project. They have good communication skills and provide responses quickly when we need something.

What did you find most impressive about them?

We are currently in phase 4 of the project, for which we expected delivery in mid-March. Merixstudio delivered in two weeks, which equates with a reduction in cost. For every phase, we have a 2–3 hour scoping session during which they define what our requirements are and send them back for our feedback. They provide the defined scope of work along with a budget correlating with it. Based on our timelines, project management, and scheduled sprints, the delivery was scheduled to be complete in March. I’m pleasantly surprised to see that the first version will be ready by the end of January. I expect to have another 2 weeks of debugging, but the major development will be finished. Merixstudio is sometimes faster than what they promise, which is an advantage.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Because we’ve been working together for almost 14 months, we’ve come to know each other. There was some miscommunication in the beginning, and things were not as smooth as possible, but this was sorted out. They’re good at understanding customer needs and converting weaknesses to strengths.

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

Web Development For Design Online Store

“Merixstudio has done well blending themselves into our work culture and understanding the scope.”

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
3.5
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
4.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Summer 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Merixstudio employed PHP development for the English version of an existing e-commerce platform. They also collaborated with two other partners for a full Magento integration, and continue to provide services.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Copenhagen, Denmark
Jacob Kam
CTO, Everclassic.com
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Merixstudio’s communication is exceptional, and their geographical proximity is favorable. They also understand the context of projects quickly and accurately. However, creating a more flexible workforce would allow them to better accommodate shifting needs.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the CTO of an online marketplace for vintage, Scandinavian design. We’ve been in the market for about 3 ½ years. The website was previously only in Danish, but we just introduced an English version.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Merixstudio?

We had a partner for a couple of years in Ukraine, and we decided to look for a development partner closer to Scandinavia. We wanted to find a culturally different vendor and to be able to fly less than an hour to reach them. We wanted to develop an English version of the website to bring our design to foreign clients and buyers.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

When we decided to go with Merixstudio, we didn’t have a very well-defined project scope. We just decided to change our primary partner. We started out with a few, smaller tasks and then eventually moved all the PHP development responsibility to them. We don’t specify the project before development.

We’d had a live, functional website for about 2 ½ years, but Merixstudio helped continue the development which we’ve had a continuous need for. We are in active development basically every week of the year. They helped us finish the rewrite from one framework to another, and also helped build a completely new, English version of our website.

Our site is quite complex because it has both online auctions and a marketplace. We introduced a new web shop, and also have a lot of different logistics going on. They helped us develop the website in three parts.

We did a full integration with Magento with a Danish and Polish partner, so Merixstudio had to collaborate with them as well.

What is the team composition?

We handle most of the project management ourselves. Their team consists of both a full-time and part-time PHP developer. We have a part-time person responsible for CSS styling as well. For the past two months, we’ve also had a QA person.

How did you come to work with Merixstudio?

We researched companies working with PHP and the current framework in Poland, and found a couple of reachable vendors in cities with direct flights from Copenhagen. I spoke with these companies for a period of time, and also had them look at our code to provide their perspectives. Based on that, we decided to go with Merixstudio.

How much have you invested with them?

We spend between $10,000–$15,000 per month.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in the summer of 2017, and the work is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

I can’t say they changed our website’s performance. So far, we’ve only added a new part to the website, which we’ve just launched.

How did Merixstudio perform from a project management standpoint?

We handled most of the project management. We’ve been very pleased with the person Merixstudio assigned, and most of the communication goes through him. It’s worked out fairly well. We use Jira for all tasks, which is vital for our website development. Everything has to be in a workflow. We don’t utilize Scrum methodology, but our process is similar.

What did you find most impressive about them?

The communication has been very good, and very similar to working with someone from our own nationality. They’re also similar to us culturally. In comparison to companies in Ukraine, Merixstudio has done well blending themselves into our work culture and understanding the scope and context of what we’re doing.

Are there any areas they could improve?

It would have been great if they could’ve introduced a more flexible workforce. That way, if we need extra resources, we’d be able to get some help without making a greater commitment. They started a process in December adding some developers who could be assigned to shorter tasks or projects without making a monthly commitment of hours. They’re in the process of creating a more flexible workforce, but it’s definitely something they need to improve.

4.0
Overall Score
  • 3.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They’ve been good with that.
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    There’s always room for improvement.
  • 4.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

HTML5 Game Animation For Online Casino

“I really can’t give them enough credit for their professionalism.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
Dec. 2016 - May 2017
Project summary: 

Merixstudio worked on the frontend of an online casino, developing the HTML5 platform to ensure the games can run on all browsers at a high speed. The team also did some creative design and development work. 

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Copenhagen, Denmark
Rasmus Fincke
CEO, OmniGame
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The redeveloped site has received positive feedback, with all work completed to a high standard. They were an extremely professional team, with excellent communication, work ethic, and quality of work, and were happy to revise elements of the work until it was satisfactory. 

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am the CEO of OmniGame, which is an online casino. We develop and design our own games.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Merixstudio?

We needed help with our site’s frontend, with the HTML5 animations. At the time, it was an easier option to outsource the work.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement? 

Initially, Merixstudio set up a small team for us. They were given the Photoshop files and general designs of the games. The games need to be able to run in any browser. The site is in HTML5, so the games can work on all types of tablets, phones, and desktops. Our demand was that the games need to be able to run in the most recent browsers and, hopefully, run 60 frames per second on most computers.

They also brought some creative ideas to us, did some creative design and we implemented some of their ideas. They did some software development too — they got the essence of it from us and then built around that.

What is the team dynamic?

We work with three people: a project manager, one lead programmer, and an assistant animator.

How did you come to work with Merixstudio?

We found them through a Google search.

How much have you invested in them?

We spent around $200,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with them in December 2016 and the project ended in May 2017.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We are very happy with the feedback we have received so far.

How did Merixstudio perform from a project management standpoint?

They have performed very well from a project management perspective. Their work and their communication are very professional.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their communication is very good. I really can’t give them enough credit for their professionalism. Some of the development teams in Eastern Europe have a little bit of a bad reputation, but Merixstudio put that entirely to shame. Their work ethics are similar to Scandinavian work ethics, and we have been very satisfied working with them.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No. They have been very accommodating. If there was anything we were unhappy with, they changed it.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Apart from a couple weeks of delay, which was partly our own fault, they were on time.
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    It could be cheaper, but you get what you pay for.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    If there was something we weren’t satisfied with, they would improve on it until we were.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I highly recommend them.

Web Development For Distribution Company

"Merixstudio has a skilled team."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
3.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
2012 - 2013
Project summary: 

Merixstudio built a web application that allows customers to book electronic repair services, including product pickups and post-repair deliveries. 

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Warsaw, Poland
Antoni Warszawik
Sales Director, ELMARK Automatyka
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

After launching the app, the company was able to dramatically improve their communication and documentation, which resulted in higher customer satisfaction. Merixstudio's tight project management, quick turnarounds, and technical expertise stood out.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

ELMARK Automatyka is a pure distribution company. We import technical automation products to Poland and sell them to our local customers. I’m a sales director, and I also sit on the board of directors.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Merixstudio?

We've been selling goods for many years. These goods are very complicated because they are dedicated to the industrial environment. Because of that, we have to keep an online service center for most of our customers. Our customers asked for a solution to register their needed service as soon as possible. They wanted to use our own forwarder to pick up the goods and deliver the service. Then they can repair and ship the goods back to customers.

We wanted to make an online web solution. When I saw that other companies had similar services to ours and the solution we were looking to build, I started looking for a company that had built this kind of application in the past. I found Merixstudio who had done so for other customers. 

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

I have some experience on how to take care of RMA procedures and all the services. We know what kind of process should be introduced to the online service. I met with a Merixstudio representative, Slawomir Wilczynski, several times and showed him our needs. I showed him how the procedures look, how we work on our customers on repairs, and communicated our needs. We prepared some diagrams detailing how the repair process should look. 

They prepared some mockups of how the system would look. When I approved everything, we started on the design of the website. They prepared the layout of the service and executed on it. Finally, they prepared for us a special testing and production environment so that we could check everything out before it was published on the public webpage. We were able to prevent some errors because of that. They took care of everything from the beginning to the end. They used PHP and Zend for the development.

What is the team dynamic?

There were 4 or 5 people working on this project. They have a dedicated team leader, Slawomir Wilczynski, and he was responsible for all of the communication. He was the middle person between ELMARK and Merixstudio. They also have a dedicated person to take care of the layout and another person was responsible for the testing. 

How did you come to work with Merixstudio?

Before we hired them, I met with several other companies. I had some experience with another company that worked with us on our e-commerce application. I vetted a few companies for this project. During the discussion about the project, Slawomir had the best vision of the application. I was impressed by him and the materials that he provided about the project. They offered a reasonable cost as well.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent close to 50,000 Euros.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together 5 years ago, and the project took less than a year to complete.  

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

They made a very good application. Before the application was built, we had to do things manually. We had many problems communicating with our customers because they didn’t put additional information about the repair. We were never prepared for repairs. Right now, we know what repairs are coming our way. We also had some problems with distributors because every customer used their own. Now we use our own delivery service, so we can be sure that the package will not be damaged during delivery. We can track all of our shipments. 

Our customers are very happy because they don’t have to worry about the delivery. We can follow the communication between the delivery man and our customer. Everything is done automatically. We improved a lot, and we raised the satisfaction level of our customers. 

How did Merixstudio perform from a project management standpoint?

They use JIRA for project management. There were some delays, which is normal. In the few cases when we had problems, they were very helpful in solving it as easily and quickly. I didn’t find any problems that Merixstudio couldn’t solve. I would work with them again in the future.

It was not possible for them to keep the schedule because I changed so many things during the process.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Merixstudio has a skilled team. They’re a good company.

Are there any areas they could improve?

They could dedicate more people to me. I always expect a quick response and faster delivery, but they have a limited number of employees. They have other projects they are working on.

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

Web Dev for Polish Manufacturer

"They are quite strong in both graphics and coding, so could handle whatever issue we had for them."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
n/a
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
Project summary: 

Merixstudio designed and developed a website to be used across multiple domains and languages. The team created both graphics and coding, along with all wireframes and the sitemap. 

The Reviewer
 
Poland
Tomasz Hlebionek
Managing Director, Polish Manufacturer
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Due to the flexible nature of the team, the website has been successfully implemented with various European vendors. Merixstudio has a helpful team that provides strong support services. They are responsive and work quickly on any project they are given. 

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am the managing director of a manufacturing company operating in local Polish and European markets. There are no official statistics, but we are one of the biggest companies in Poland in our field. 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Merixstudio?

The goal was to spread the word about our company. When we started collaborating with them, we were struggling to reach the first page of search engine results and we wanted to start investing in online marketing. For me, it was also important that the web page is optimized for Google crawlers so as not to have any issues in terms of spamming or internal errors. 

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

When we brought them on board, we had just finished rebranding and had a new logo and rules for presentation. We asked Merixstudio to create a new website adhering to the new guidelines from our design book. They first designed the site graphics and then created the communication wireframes and architecture—how the information would be presented and which sites would be linked to ours. Finally, they wrote the code and implemented the site.

We are using one of the most popular CMS solutions. I wanted to use an open-source environment, so we adopted Drupal. Merixstudio also made some Java implementations. Our website is not custom built, but the layout and content are very clear. 

Some of our distributors are maintaining domains by themselves, so we also wanted to be able to easily migrate the site to different domains. For example, we wanted clients in the French or Czech markets to be able to read the information on their own sites, in their own language. Merixstudio also created a zoom functionality for us.

How did you come to work with Merixstudio?

We needed someone who could help us with both graphics and coding. We researched a few options and the information on Merixstudio suggested they were reliable and had all the necessary tools for us to achieve our goal of increasing our online presence.  We also saw in their portfolio that they had worked with some large Polish companies, which was good for us as a company in Poland. It also proved that they were reliable since they were trusted with sensitive tasks like online marketing. In discussing the project with them, Merixstudio communicated very well and responded quickly when we had questions or asked for an offer, which ultimately helped us make the decision to go with them.

How much have you invested with them?

The initial cost was between €8,000 and €10,000. [$9,500 to $12,000] It’s hard for me to determine the overall cost since Merixstudio performed multiple small implementations. It is probably €25,000 [$30,000] or above.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We changed our server last month, and have had around 1 million hits per month, from several hundred thousand people, although not all visitors are clients.

All of our separate domains with their own translations for the external market where our services are present have been easily implemented by the local manufacturers as a result of the work. 

How did Merixstudio perform from a project management standpoint?

The first project was a long time ago, but they were helpful from the very beginning. Merixstudio introduced and trained us on Drupal. Our contact people within Merixstudio have changed over time, but their current project manager has been working with us for a long time, and we have a very good relationship. The support has been strong from the very beginning, and it hasn’t changed.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Since we’ve been so faithful to them, I don’t have much comparison with other companies; they’re very good in terms of support and communication, so we haven’t even considered leaving them.

Not only does Merixstudio provide good service, they implement changes quickly. If we ever had a critical situation, they acted immediately and were reliable. They are quite strong in both graphics and coding, so could handle whatever issue we had for them. One thing we appreciated is that they were always flexible about the tools we wanted to use; they never refused a request. If something was too difficult, or if there were alternative approaches, Merixstudio presented those solutions. They were always open and helpful regarding the ideas we wanted to implement. As far as I know, Merixstudio has a team that can work with all open-source CMS solutions.

Are there any areas they could improve?

They could go back to having direct phone lines for their project managers. They recently changed it to a general hub, which, in my opinion, is a downgrade. The new system is working, but the previous one was better. 

4.5
Overall Score We can never reach 100% in real life.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • N/A Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Not applicable, because we have never looked for the cheapest solution. I believe that Merixstudio is accurate, but I have no comparison point with Western companies.
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I have recommended them to anyone having problems with the internet in general.

Browser Extension Dev For Curriculum Tool

"They’re flexible and like to work with you."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
4.5
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Jan. 2015 - July 2017
Project summary: 

Merixstudio developed a curriculum tool to aid teachers with assignments. The team worked with an in-house designer to create a Chrome extension, performing all development, QA and project management.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Malmö, Sweden
Founder, Curriculum Tool
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The team worked on a tight deadline to complete this complex project. The beta version received 20,000 users in 3 months and has received great feedback and ratings. Merixstudio provided good code, although sometimes were less communicative than others. 

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

The product is a professional curriculum tool where you can put on assignments for students. I’m a co-founder, product owner, and project manager.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Merixstudio?

We needed to find a skilled development team that could manage to do a beta version for our Chrome extension. We didn’t have an internal development team and we had a tight timeline so we needed an agency to help us.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We had our own designer and Merixstudio did the development with JavaScript and Django. The extension allows teachers to follow up on assignments based on the curriculum. In the end, there’s grading on the whole course. Merixstudio was responsible for the development of the system.

The tool is on top of Google Classroom. A core functionality is handling assignments. It lacks some features. The tool is an assessment tool to assess assignments and make grading at the end of the course. We used the API that Google provides almost 100% so it sticks really tightly to that tool. It slides out on the side, so if you click on a course or a classroom or a subject, it’s actually on that subject in our tool as well. It scales out from the right, so it’s like a toolbar to the right if the teacher needs it and the teacher can hide it whenever he or she wants to hide it. The teacher uses the curriculum and puts what should be graded on that assignment. This is an assessment tool to make grading at the end of the course.

It’s a feature that Google likes because it really needs to be localized to each country because each country school system has its own complex way of dealing with the assessment process. We started with Sweden and now we are launching it in the UK.

How many resources were assigned to your project?

It depended on the work. For two months we had three developers, QA, and a project manager. We have internal designers so we didn’t need a designer.

How did you come to work with Merixstudio?

I know that Polish developers have a really good working culture and have a really good knowledge, and I know the culture. It’s close to Sweden, so the flight fare is low. I found them on Clutch and saw their high rating.

How much have you invested with Merixstudio?

We spent $100,000 with them.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with them in January 2015. They were done with the first part of the project in August 2015, and then we continued with production. It’s quite a complex product, so it’s still in development. We had the base version launched last fall, and now we’re developing for the UK market. We’re launching the commercial version this year [2017]. During a period, we didn’t have much money and when we had and needed resources they couldn’t keep up with developers. It didn’t fit our way of working. Sometimes we needed five or six more so it was a little bit problematic. Together we decided to make a fresh start with a new company. Everyone left like good friends, so we’ll most certainly be back. It’s just that we needed a new start with a different view.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We launched a beta version in August and had 20,000 users in three months. At a tech show in the UK, the largest ed tech exhibition in Europe, we got some feedback that this is very professional features, and the company that we’re working with now says this is the best product at the tech show. Then we got into the list of the 40 most promising products out of 700. It’s lacking some features, which is what we’re working on right now to make it really good. It looks promising.

How did Merixstudio perform from a project management standpoint?

In the beginning, it was great management. But then we had some problem internally money wise. So it was difficult for them to have standby developers. So once in awhile, we got fresh developers that needed to learn the system from the beginning, this was not optimal for our development process. We had a really good developer all the time. It was just some communication wasn’t that good. 

What did you find most impressive about Merixstudio?

They’re flexible and like to work with you. They listen and they welcome you in. We could go down there anytime we wanted to have workshops. They’re really good at English and easy to communicate with. We used Slack and Trello to communicate and JIRA for bugs. The communication was good, and we could see all the iterations.

Are there any areas Merixstudio could improve?

We had lots of amazing things but maybe it could have been even more amazing. I wouldn’t say it’s perfect. It worked out well. They could be better on securing resources over longer time and be able to go down on development in some periods, to speed up in other, and still have the same resources.

4.0
Overall Score They’re a good company.
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    It’s an exploratory feature. It’s not like a normal webpage, so I think it was hard to estimate some parts. We got the beta out by the deadline. We managed to make the MVP for that.
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Sometimes we had developers that would get into the project for three weeks and then leave. That wasn’t cost effective, but at the end of the day it’s cost effective.
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 4.5 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I would recommend them for a website. It depends, but I know they’ve got the skills and I know they’ll do the job, and they’re really professional.