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 agile team ready to plan, design and develop your web applications & digital products. We love startups!

Merixstudio collaborates with international firms, such as GS1, The Juilliard School, Divio, Toshiba, DFJ, SendinBlue, HSBC, The Independent, Homes.com, Virgin, Volkswagen, 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 and UX/UI design (with the focus on product design and modern branding).

The team has more than 80 high-skilled specialists; Front-end developers (native JavaScript, Angular, React, React Native), Python/Django developers, UI/UX designers, QA testers and project managers – all working together from our HQ in Central Europe in Poznan/Poland.

We also build our own projects including open source solutions such as Django Trench which is an application for two-factor authentication for Django REST Framework. Learn about the application on our Github profile: bit.ly/DjangoTrench

For more information regarding skills, team and agile 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
  • GS1
  • SendinBlue
  • FOX
  • Deutsche Post
  • HSBC
  • DFJ
  • Ferratum
  • Marks & Spencer
  • Volkswagen
  • The Independent
  • Tesco
  • Payback
  • Bronson Laboratories
  • Herald.ie
  • Virgin Digital Help
  • Billabong

and more.

BrandSync - a Django development of a cloud-based application

BrandSync is a cloud-based, PIM (Product Information Management) solution dedicated to both e-commerce and brick and mortar industries -  retailers and producers that covers three major problematic aspects of distribution: gathering and processing products’ data, standardisation and unification of data for all of supply chain participants, and further data circulation (both internal and external).&nbsp

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The solution was a dedicated application that enables users to input to the database a precise description of their products. Combined with a great number of products in the base, it allows for a very expanded data exchange between the subjects within the supply chain. 

One of the major challenges was to combine simplicity with flexibility and create as user-friendly tools as possible. The final product has a clear, intuitive interface with custom-made designs that provides the variety of functionalities and makes the high volume data management easy and effective. 

Our technology stack of choice was: Angular, Django (the Python framework), and PostgreSQL. The whole app is hosted on AWS. Additional services and tools we’ve used include: RabbitMQ and Celery, Redis and Elastic. For CI/CD (Continuous Development/Continuous Integration) purposes, we’ve used Docker and Jenkins.

Full portfolio: http://bit.ly/BrandsyncClutch

Happy Scribe - a high-end dynamic SaaS platform

Happy Scribe is a high-end dynamic SaaS platform for researchers, journalists, podcasters, and media production companies. It uses state-of-the-art machine-learning models to transcribe audio/video files uploaded by users automatically. Happy Scribe is used in a plethora of different industries, whether it be in education all the way through to the entertainment.

We were tasked with,

among other features, the development of a simple and functional player for video or audio. Apart from simply playing the material, users can also control it by clicking on text to jump to the specific point in audio or video simultaneously. 
  
The next thing we were responsible for was making the transcribed text as clear for users as possible. That’s why we introduce speaker Identification, which allows users to set the identification to differentiate between speakers.

Another problem we needed to tackle was how to help users to easily navigate the text when playing the transcribed file. We achieved that by adding the function of highlighting the text (similar to karaoke), which is synchronized with the spoken word. In addition to that, we introduced comments, which also are based on highlighting particular parts of the text.

One of the most interesting features we implemented was also a confidence Heatmap, which defines the value in the audio/video file transcribed into text. 

Full portfolio: http://bit.ly/HappyScribeClutch

RMS - a Django-based Recital Management system built for The Juilliard School

We supported The Juilliard School in building and launching an advanced Recital Management System (RMS), which helps students and school staff organize recitals.

Our role involved backend (Django) and front-end coding. In the beginning, front-end was based on the Metronic theme, but later during the project, we created new designs of RMS and implemented it into the

application.

Our work in the project included integrations with external services such as Panopto (using SOAP-based integration), which is a system for scheduling recital recordings, integration of Colleague system (REST API), and integration with Performance Event Calendar previously created by us before.
We also developed a canvas-based Stage Composer application, which allows students to use front-end tool to create stage setup - either using one of the predefined settings or custom adjusted ones.

The final product requires the input of data such as selection of the stage that students wish to perform on, when and what time of day they want to do it, what instrument are they playing and how exactly the scene is supposed to look (for the last option we are creating the HTML5 based Stage Composer). 

The system was also equipped with an internal notification system for students and teachers, tool to create dynamic forms and other mechanisms meant to simplify the whole process of preparing a recital.

Full portfolio: http://bit.ly/RMSClutch

SportsHi - the React Native mobile application

SportsHi React Native mobile app is a great example of a lifestyle-driven business concept. Founded by an after-hour rugby coach living in New York, the application allows the users (Coaches and Players) to schedule their training sessions and games as well as communicate with each other. This project is also a great example of both the lean approach and agile followed

development.

App founders were managing the project from their New York-based headquarters, while the development took place mainly in Merixstudio’s office in Poznań, Poland. The 6-hours difference was easily overcome by planning weekly meetups during East Coast morning hours. The daily communication was crucial, as the founding team consisted of a CTO (tech lead), who was collaborating with our Frontend, Backend, and Quality Assurance specialists. In addition to that, the UX designer was overseeing the implementation of the design from the office located in the Big Apple.

The whole development process showcased a great advantage of React Native as a multi-platform, JavaScript-based technology, as well as Python/Django as a backend technology. With the development of the Django-fuelled backend running smoothly we were sure that this is the most optimal technology for the projects of such nature. Beyond that, the team worked with of Redux, Web Sockets, and Django REST framework to deliver the application that went live in the summer of 2018.

Full portfolio: http://bit.ly/SportsHiClutch

Vogue Tyre - marketing website for luxury products

For over 103 years Vogue Tyre is providing custom luxury tires for the most discerning customers. Their perfected design and technology create distinctive products with outstanding performance that needed to be promoted on a website that mirrors this attention to detail. 

We were tasked with creating a site that promotes Vogue Tyre's premium products - Tyres, Wheels, and Accessories. With award-winning

animations, premium design, and original style that highlights the value of Vogue Tyre products the bar was set pretty high for us. 

During the project, our software house was responsible for UX/UI, Front-End Development, and QA. Apart from showcasing great craftsmanship through the high-quality animation, the final product was supposed to emphasize the friendly attitude and the longevity of the company. Did we meet all those criteria? Check for yourself on Vogue Tyre's website.

Full portfolio: http://bit.ly/VogueTyreClutch

Everclassic

Everclassic is a leading Danish online marketplace for vintage, Scandinavian design including furniture, ceramics, art, and other design objects. It is a large-scale platform including both online auctions and a marketplace.

One of the main challenges for Merixstudio was to successfully take over the project from a team from Ukraine making it smooth and downtime-free. The key milestone achieved by Merixstudio was

developing an English version of the website to help our partner thrive on the international market. This was proceeded by completing the unfinished legacy tasks such as rewriting Zend to Phalcon as well as Magento integration and performance optimization.

The team composition was flexible and adjustable to the current project’s needs. We kicked off with one back-end developer and PM, then, on peak time scale up to four team members adding a front-end developer and QA specialist. The Client and Merixstudio’s manager shared the responsibility for the project management distributing it between the product-vision and process-coordination parts.

Stack: Magento 2, Phalcon, Laravel, HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript

Full protfolio: http://bit.ly/EverclassicClutch

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. 

The Old Axolotl

Beautifully responsive, one-page experience for Polish sci-fi writer Jacek Dukaj’s new novel “The Old Axolotl”

rgb(100, 100, 100); font-family: Titillium, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);" /> 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. 

Reviews

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Front-End Development for Online Poker Company

“They do high-quality work, and they have an efficient workflow.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Mar. - May 2019
Project summary: 

Merixstudio developed the frontend of a poker app, building out various components. They worked on parts of the UI and also designed animations for the betting and card dealing.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Bulgaria
CEO, Online Poker Game
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Merixstudio was organized and maintained open communication. They met expectations and stuck to project requirements, making them reliable and efficient. Their code was good and didn’t need much fixing.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I'm the founder and CEO of an online poker game that’s played through bitcoin.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Merixstudio?

We needed a partner to build the frontend component of our app.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Merixstudio built two main parts of our app: the lobby and the betting rooms. In the lobby, users can see all the different tables they can join, and the betting grounds include cards, slots, and levers. They developed the UI for the tables and made the animations for the betting and card dealing.

How did you come to work with Merixstudio?

I found them online. I saw they did high-quality work and were reliable, so I hired them.

What is the status of this engagement?

Our partnership lasted from March–May 2019. 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

I reviewed most of their code, which was good and did exactly what we needed it to do.

How did Merixstudio perform from a project management standpoint?

We had daily calls to assess tasks and then a weekly review to make sure we were on the right track. They stuck to our budget, which we appreciated.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They do high-quality work, and they have an efficient workflow.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I can’t think of any ways they could improve.

Do you have any advice for future clients of theirs?

Have daily meetings and maintain good communication.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    We hit deadlines.
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    The tech stacks and code are good.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Web Development for Wealth Management Company

“They pick up work quickly and take it through to the end—often in less time than we had required.”

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Merixstudio contributes multiple engineers for in-house teams that build and maintain a web platform using React.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
London, United Kingdom
Product Owner, Online Wealth Management Platform
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Merixstudio meets quality standards for assigned tasks and meets or exceeds deadlines. Highly productive and self-starting, Merixstudio’s engineers work on sprints to efficiently achieve tasks.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m a product manager for an online investment and wealth management platform.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Merixstudio?

We needed engineers who could add to the capacity of our internal development teams.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Merixstudio has provided us with frontend developers who work within our teams to build and maintain on our online platform in JavaScript React. They sometimes work from scratch and sometimes work with existing code. For example, they overhauled and relaunched the dashboard which is the first page users see when they log onto our platform. They replicated the existing technology while also developing a range of new functionality.

What is the team composition?

We work with two frontend engineers.

How did you come to work with Merixstudio?

To be honest that was not within my remit. That was kind of that was taken on by I believe it was probably the CTO or the VPs of engineering who would have actually sourced them.

What is the status of this engagement?

They started working with us in 2018 and it’s ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Their success is based on completing the tasks assigned to them to a standard we’ve set. The metrics are whether they completed the tasks within the allotted time and whether the resulting feature or whatever they're working on met the standard required for that task.

How did Merixstudio perform from a project management standpoint?

We work in two-week sprints and assign work at the beginning of a sprint to be completed within that period. They're highly efficient workers who are quick to pick up new tasks and complete them within the required time. The arrangement has worked very well. I had no complaints on that side of things.

What did you find most impressive about them?

I would say that they're self-starting. They pick up work quickly and take it through to the end—often in less time than we had required. They met and even exceeded deadlines that we set so I'm very happy in general.

Are there any areas they could improve?

They could sometimes work more closely with other team members to make sure everyone is on the same page. We’ve had a few occasions of miscommunication between engineers that could have been solved if they’d communicated a bit more frequently. That way they ensure the best way forward to the desired solution.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

In my experience, they are really good at picking up a task and running with it. To get the best out of them, assign them self-contained tasks with very clear requirements and acceptance criteria. They’re also very productive and work quickly so it’s best to have several tasks lined up for them.

4.5
Overall Score They're friendly guys who work very hard and get a lot of work done. Everything works smoothly.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    I didn't have any issues with scheduling or meeting deadlines. If anything, they were well ahead of deadlines. They were quick to pick up work and complete it.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They delivered some fantastic work but there were times at which their work clashed with that of others. With more communication, the final quality of the products may have been a bit better.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I’d absolutely recommend them. They've done some fantastic work for us and have been great members of the team. I wouldn't hesitate to work with them again or recommend them to someone else.

Web Development for Cloud Solutions Company

"Merixstudio is the best outsource developer we’ve worked with over the last 15 years."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
Jan. 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Merixstudio provides ongoing web development services for a cloud services company. They work in Python Django and develop enterprise features for an open source content management system.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Zurich, Switzerland
Christan Bertschy
CEO, Divio
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Internal and external feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. Merixstudio’s understanding of Python Django technology helps them meet deadlines and respond quickly to any inquiries or technical concerns that arise. Their proactive approach to feedback makes them a valuable partner.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there. 

I'm the CEO and founder of Divio. We’re a cloud solution that allows easy deployment of web applications.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Merixstudio? 

We needed to hire an external resource to work on various projects for our clients as well as our own open source projects.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement? 

Merixstudio provides ongoing web development services. They use Python Django for the backend and mostly JavaScript, XML, and CSS on the frontend. The largest part of their work is developing enterprise features for our internal content management system called Django CMS. They also help us maintain other open source projects. 

What is the team composition?

In total, we’ve worked with three developers and two project managers.

How did you come to work with Merixstudio? 

Merixstudio is an official partner of Divio. We looked at various competitors but decided to go with them. 

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent over $300,000.

What is the status of this engagement? 

Their work started in January 2018 and the engagement is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We track the success of their work through reviews and feedback from our clients. They’re super professional, and they have great talent on their team. The project is set to end in June only because the client is taking a break. It definitely has the potential to continue in the future. We’re so happy with Merixstudio’s services. Overall, it’s been a really good experience.

How did Merixstudio perform from a project management standpoint? 

Merixstudio is quite well-practiced and well-structured. They proactively collect feedback from us about their performance. That makes it easy to bring up problems if something doesn’t go perfectly. They always deliver on time, which is nice for our relationship. 

What did you find most impressive about them? 

Merixstudio is the best outsource developer we’ve worked with over the last 15 years. They’re not too big so they’re able to be proactive at taking care of their customers. They understand all our requirements and are especially good at Python Django. 

Are there any areas they could improve? 

There's probably something, but nothing specific comes to mind. 

Do you have any advice for potential customers? 

We were very clear about what we’re looking for and our requirements. We also took the time to work with them and not just hand off the project. That's worked quite well. They will listen to you, try to understand what you need, and then come up with a solution. I don't know how it works if you have zero requirements, but they're very professional. Sometimes you need to be pushy with outsourced teams in order to get them to deliver. That’s definitely not the case with Merixstudio.

5.0
Overall Score Everything is really good.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They’re active in making sure that everything is on time.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Their price is competitive.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They always deliver what we asked. We’re very happy.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them.

Web & App Dev for Hospitality Software Company

"They have a true growth mindset — always striving to find a more efficient method."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
Dec. 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Merixstudio augments an internal development team, helping to create both an e-commerce portal and a native app.

The Reviewer
 
51 - 200 Employees
 
Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
Karen Fynn
Technical Delivery Director, Journey
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

While the projects have yet to be completed, internal stakeholders are pleased with the quality of developers’ code. Responsive and efficient, Merixstudio’s communication style has shined throughout the process. A wide range of skills enables them to accomplish a variety of technical goals.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m a technical delivery director at Journey, a hospitality company that helps hotels market themselves. Our software developers build bespoke products that help hotels with specific business areas. My role is to convert our CEO's vision into technical products, and this is why I’m working with Merixstudio.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Merixstudio

We brought on Merixstudio to fill an internal resource gap in the development of an e-commerce portal and an app. 

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They have been working on two projects so far, spanning web and app development, and both have been built from scratch. 

They’re building an e-commerce platform with a single code base that will be used by multiple clients and branded per individual hotel. Eventually, the platform will offer guests the opportunity to book services online. The team will integrate it with third-party systems and APIs. They’ve also been working on developing a native app for hotel members where they can book services and interact with the community.

They use a Symfony framework for backend development and React for frontend development. Throughout the process, QA specialists have performed both automatic and manual testing.

What is the team composition?

There are nine members in each project team, including front-and-backend developers, QA testers, a Scrum master, and UX specialists. While they work as a group, my colleague and I provide them with direction.

How did you come to work with Merixstudio?

One of our partners recommended the team to our CEO. He asked if he could meet with their business development members, and then he spoke with Mike (Research & Business Development, Merixstudio) and Kamil (Head of Business, Merixstudio). 

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve invested over $250,000 with the team.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in December 2018 and the partnership is ongoing. 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We review both the results of their work and the quality of their written code. We’ve found that they write excellent code. If we have any concerns, they are easily addressed through transparent communication.

How did Merixstudio perform from a project management standpoint?

Their project management style has been fabulous. We have had daily standup video calls, and we see work demos on a bi-monthly basis. One project manager is involved in both projects, and he has been excellent at understanding our workflow and our goals. We’ve appreciated how internal stakeholders are treated as part of the team. The team raises issues early on so that we can work through the problems together. 

What did you find most impressive about them?

It’s been incredibly refreshing to work with them. They have a true growth mindset — always striving to find a more efficient method. They’re happy to review constructive criticism, so all of our conversations have been positive. Our partnership has been supported by their fantastic, eager attitude. There’s always been a skilled professional available to produce what we ask for.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I can’t think of anything. They are one of the best groups of people I’ve worked with.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Merixstudio likes to work in an agile way, but not all clients will understand the need for workshops or discovery sessions. I would encourage future clients to keep an open mind about their working style as it has helped us define our project more clearly and get to know the team.

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

Platform Dev for Claims Agent

“Their attention to detail is exceptional. ...  we've seen surprisingly few bugs.”

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

Merixstudio updated a Python Django platform to version 3.0 and upgraded the frontend. They also added new features, including an electronic proof of claim.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Las Vegas, Nevada
Owner, Claims Agent
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The in-house team is impressed with the quality of the code. Merixstudio went above and beyond to meet all needs, while extensive testing and research helped them deliver a top-notch product that didn’t require many iterations.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I'm the owner of a company that acts as a claims agent for larger bankruptcy cases.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Merixstudio?

Our platform was outdated and didn't have many features. We needed to have more features in order to take on newer cases, so we started looking for a vendor to update our platform.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We run a Python Django platform, and we were using version 2. We wanted to move up to version 3 and upgrade our frontend.  Merixstudio helped us overhaul the entire website.

One of the new features they added was an electronic proof of claim. Recently, the courts started to allow electronic filings and electronic proof of claim. We needed to have a very secure platform that is easy to use for our users to send their claims in an electronic form.

What is the team composition?

We work with 5–6 members of their team, including a project manager, UX designers, and developers. I spoke with everyone on the team at one time or another.

How did you come to work with Merixstudio?

They were recommended to me by a friend who had worked with them previously and was impressed with their work.

How much have you invested with them?

We've spent about $60,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with them in June 2016, and the relationship is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We've been very happy with everything. They do a lot of planning and research and provide valuable feedback. They go through a very thorough process before they take each step, so we've seen surprisingly few bugs.

How did Merixstudio perform from a project management standpoint?

They do a lot of testing and make sure they're comfortable with the code before they put it out there, which limits the number of iterations we have to go through. We mostly use phone and email to stay in touch.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their attention to detail is exceptional. Also, they have a very good way to explain technical things to someone who doesn't have the background.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Sometimes, it seemed that they went into too much detail. But once the project was completed, we realized that that was necessary to make the execution part painless.

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

App & Web Dev for Consultancy

“We appreciate their transparency about their abilities and timeframes.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
July 2018–Ongoing
Project summary: 

Merixstudio provides ongoing support to develop and redesign a web-based app. The platform is mobile friendly and allows for various user interactions, including transactions and registration.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Zurich, Switzerland
Founder, App
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The app performs as expected and has satisfied requirements, so far. As a team, Merixstudio has provided clarity and stability throughout the project. They deliver the work on time and communicate effectively about their progress.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the founder of a company that does administration for AWS and Microsoft Azure. I’m also in the process of developing an app.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Merixstudio?

I had issues with the original developers I chose from the project—there were too many bugs in the final version. I hired Merixstudio as a partner to redesign and develop new features in the app.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We kept the nature of the developed web app, but Merixstudio redesigned the platform and created a new interface. They implemented new features and made the app mobile responsive. Their team built it to allow user registrations, order customizations, and transactions. They created the app using PHP, MySQL, and JavaScript.

What is the team composition?

There are five teammates dedicated to the project. They devote front- and backend developers, a tester, project manager, and business analyst.

How did you come to work with Merixstudio?

I found Merixstudio on Clutch and compared them to several companies. I wanted a company that I didn’t need to travel far to visit and weren’t as pricey as other vendors in Switzerland, so I chose them.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent between €30,000-40,000 (approximately $34,000–$45,000 USD).

What is the status of this engagement?

We hired them in July 2018 and the project is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

So far, I’m delighted with the quality of the work. We performed user testing on their deliverables and everything functions well.

How did Merixstudio perform from a project management standpoint?

We communicate using Slack and their team uses Jira to manage the project. They’ve done a great job with that.

What did you find most impressive about them?

We appreciate their transparency about their abilities and timeframes. They always tell us how long certain tasks will take them.

Are there any areas they could improve?

We like working with Confluence, so that’d be helpful in the future.

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

Frontend Software Development for AI SaaS Company

“Merixstudio was able to not only code it but deliver it in its entirety.”

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
4.5
The Project
 
Confidential
 
2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Resources from Merixstudio integrated with an internal team to develop the web frontend from scratch using an Angular framework. They also developed the mobile UI. The services are ongoing.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Vienna, Austria
Eduard Rameder
CTO, Sheepblue
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Merixstudio successfully developed the frontend, earning positive feedback from users and fellow developers who appreciate its stability and the synchronicity between the web and the application. The project coordinator kept the work and communication flowing, and they managed problems proactively.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the CTO of Sheepblue, which trains AI on how to schedule people. For people in the US, there’s a work scheduling app. It’s a huge challenge to find the right shift schedule. For example, a single mom may want to be with her kids in the afternoon so she prefers to work in the morning, or a student may prefer to work on weekends. Our mechanism learns those preferences, and, at the same time, understands business needs. It reduces overages in hours and split shifts, and schedules people in shifts that work for them.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Merixstudio?

We were looking for a reliable partner to implement our web frontend with a modern technique. We figured that doing so would increase the quality of our backend processes.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Merixstudio developed our web frontend from scratch. We worked together as a team as they integrated into our development. They also developed the mobile UI. They used the Angular framework for development. The communication between the backend and the frontend happens via a RESTful API.

The web frontend is meant to be used by managers to define shifts and manage resources. It has a holiday calendar and off-time management. There are features called “My Shift” and “My Schedule” that are used when an employee needs to interact with their shift and see what shifts would be scheduled in the next couple of weeks.

What is the team composition?

We’re working with a project coordinator who facilitates communication between their team and ours. We had three frontend developers, and we’re currently using two full-time developers.

How did you come to work with Merixstudio?

We already had experience with Merixstudio on another project, so we asked them to work with us again. We compared them with a few competitors and selected Merixstudio for their professional processes and good communication, and the teams they proposed seemed quite good. They were incredibly reliable, the quality was fine, and they were straight to the point when it came to problems or if they thought our specifications weren’t written in the best way. They came up with improvements, and we had effective dialogue on the same level. We had a good experience, so we got back to them with this project.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with Merixstudio two years ago. The MVP was launched in the first week of January, 6–7 months after we started the implementation. The engagement is ongoing for improvements and reiterations.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Merixstudio has performed quite well. From the beginning, they assigned a project coordinator who pushed the effort, enforced active communication and involved us whenever they became stuck. We onboarded Merixstudio’s team well, and communication improved after that. 

Merixstudio developed the entire frontend of our platform. Whatever the customer sees as coming from our company came from Merixstudio. Merixstudio was able to not only code it but deliver it in its entirety.

When asked for feedback, our users said that the frontend feels rock-solid, which is a testament to Merixstudio’s work. As software developers, we sometimes experience frustration interacting with applications because they feel too fragile or unstable, or because they feel too different between different browsers and devices, but Merixstudio’s frontend is rock-solid in comparison.

How did Merixstudio perform from a project management standpoint?

We don’t have a project manager on their team because we’re directing the project. The development and interaction processes are based on Atlassian’s Jira. We use the tool to interact with Merixstudio and hand over requirements, tickets, and specifications. We’ve worked in an agile way, so we didn’t have schedules.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Whenever there was a feeling of something not going well, such as the communication with a team member, Merixstudio had a good sense for it, and they had an excellent process to escalate issues in the best way. They addressed issues right away before they became problematic. They’re quite proactive when it comes to communication or anticipating issues with the team or the timetable. They contacted us immediately and requested a meeting, and stayed in touch for the next couple of weeks until they were sure the problem was covered. This helped a lot.

Are there any areas they could improve?

They’re not the least expensive option when it comes to offshoring, but it comes down to paying a price for quality.

When it came to choosing and onboarding new team members, the profiles offered by Merixstudio weren’t conclusive. Every team member had AngularJS skills, but it was difficult to understand whether they were experts or intermediate level. I’d like to choose potential members through a more standardized profile and have an easier way to find the right people without going through several interviews and explaining my needs multiple times. 

Do you have any advice for future clients of theirs?

Clients should make expectations around resources clear from the beginning. It’s important to know the schedule as well as the number of resources needed on both sides. On one occasion, we didn’t share our plans enough in advance, so we lost one of our more important resources in the middle of the project. On the current project, we shared our plans for the next 12 months, and Merixstudio let us know about their bookings and the availability of different resources. 

4.5
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    We didn’t keep strict schedules, but they were absolutely fine in terms of general timeliness.
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 4.5 NPS
    Willing to refer

MVP & Beta for Innovation Hub Platform

“They have a strong balance of professionalism, talent, communication, and friendliness.”

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

Merixstudio developed an MVP for a platform that connects individuals, communities, and ideas worldwide. They’ve since gone through multiple iterations and are now working on a polished beta.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Copenhagen, Denmark
Maxwell Hartman
Founder and CEO, Humanitrack
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The project is still in the startup phase, but Merixstudio is working hard to incorporate user feedback and implement new features. Although the project costs have increased with the scope, the team strives to provide cost-effective development services. Customers can expect a transparent process.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m the founder and CEO of Humanitrack. We’re a startup in Denmark that seeks to connect individuals, groups, and ideas from around the world into a community of communities. Our platform organizes and validates innovation news to identify new opportunities for all of us to solve.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Merixstudio?

I initially needed resources to build the MVP of our platform. Their role has since evolved into developing a polished early beta.

What were your goals for this project?

I wanted to develop a working MVP of my platform on a budget without sacrificing any of the necessary features. This would serve as a foundation to test with our core user base. Since the platform and community around it would define our company, the MVP needed to be exceptional.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

I needed a large, cost-effective team to build and test the platform, so I searched for development studios outside of Denmark but within the European Union. Merixstudio responded to my job posting, and I liked them from the get-go. Not only were they transparent and clear communicators, but they also understood my vision and were willing to work with my budget.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

In the beginning, I provided them with my ideas, desired features, logo, and wireframes to scope out the project. We then immediately started on v1.0 of the MVP, which involved UX/UI design, back- and frontend development, and finally QA. After adding some additional features, we reworked this iteration for v1.1.

Their team has since released v2.0, adding significant gamification elements, and we’re currently working on v2.1. The latest version will address issues and make the platform more accessible and focused for new users.

The platform runs on a hierarchical management system and features a newsfeed, custom forum, automatic posting through URLs, a commenting system, and notifications. Users can also register on Facebook and make PayPal donations. Merixstudio designed the UI using Material-UI, and the platform is hosted on AWS.

What was the team composition?

The team consists of a project manager, three frontend developers, a backend developer, a UI lead, and a UX lead. We’ve also had different QA specialists who rotated based on availability as well as an AWS specialist who set up and optimized our platform on the cloud.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We’re still in the startup phases, so we don’t have any metrics yet. However, we’ve tested early versions of our platform with users and are implementing their feedback into v2.1. I’m confident that our current iteration will help onboard our first core users, allowing us to build out content and make further revisions.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

The project manager is responsive to my needs and understands my financial limitations, often suggesting ways to reduce costs. We coordinate through Slack and Jira, and they have daily Google Hangouts meetings to keep everyone fully aligned.

They’ve also been transparent throughout the process. When I asked about some minor changes that were taking longer than expected, they told me exactly what had happened. Occasionally, we’ve missed a few deadlines, but this was due to holidays, a growing feature list, and unforeseen complications.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Although I’m a smaller customer, I appreciate that they still treat me like a huge client. I had the pleasure of visiting their office and enjoyed meeting their team. They have a strong balance of professionalism, talent, communication, and friendliness.

Are there any areas for improvement?

While the price estimates were accurate for v1.0, the costs have nearly tripled as we’ve continued to v2.1. Furthermore, the AWS quote was grossly underestimated, and I wish we could’ve avoided incurring setup costs for the un-optimized AWS system during the first few months. However, I appreciate that they were willing to handle the AWS setup themselves instead of outsourcing it to a more expensive vendor.

5.0
Overall Score I'm blown away by the quality of their deliverables. They’re a professional and personable group.
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Overall, they’re excellent, but there have been things that took longer than expected.
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    For this level of quality, the cost is superb, though I would have preferred to cut a few corners on QA for the early versions.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They have a thorough QA and UX design process and are agile when executing tasks.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    You can't beat the commitment, communication, and transparency.

Dev Project for Software Company

“They do high-quality work. If there is a problem, they address it very quickly.”

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

Working alongside an in-house team, Merixstudio oversaw the development of an interactive rapid assessment tool and a virtual vending machine that provides HP products for the new program.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Edinburgh, Scotland
Paul Thompson
Commercial Director, Consenna
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The in-house team impressed with the quality of the code and the client loves the new software. Merixstudio went above and beyond to meet all needs, while their expertise, professionalism, and proactive approach contributed to the ongoing partnership.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I'm the commercial director at Consenna.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Merixstudio?

We were developing an interactive software and some sales enablement tools for one of our clients. We were looking for additional development resources.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We gave them the wireframes and they developed for us two different tools in HTML5. One tool was an interactive rapid assessment that helped identify whether or not the business was ready for the new program–the Office of the Future. Merixstudio delivered a customized report with their recommendations based on their findings. The other tool was a virtual vending machine, which would provide the appropriate HP products for the Office of the Future, as well as the pricing. They continue to update different elements of the software on a regular basis.

What is the team composition?

We’ve worked with about six of their team members, including front- and backend developers and a project manager.

How did you come to work with Merixstudio?

I did some research online and checked their reviews on Clutch. They had very good reviews, so I chose them.

How much have you invested with them?

We've spent about £50,000 (approximately $63,770 USD).

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with them in September 2016 and the relationship is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The client was extremely happy with the software and approved it. They even wanted to use it outside the UK.

How did Merixstudio perform from a project management standpoint?

They're very professional, proactive, and honest. Our managing director went over to Poland to meet with them at the start of the engagement. After that, we mostly used Skype and phone calls to communicate.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They do high-quality work. If there is a problem, they address it very quickly.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No. I'd highly recommend them.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

I recommend speaking with Kamil (Head of Business Development, Merixstudio). He is very knowledgeable and understands business, so you can write out the scope of the project very quickly.

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

Web Dev & Design for Financial Services Firm

“They help us with many of our core features.”

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Apr. 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Merixstudio provides web development services, working on the design and development of a new server-side frontend. They use Angular, Node.js, and TypeScript for the work.

The Reviewer
 
501 - 1,000 Employees
 
Helsinki, Finland
Head of Web Development, Financial Services Firm
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Their team is excellent, comprised of experts that work professionally, assist with complex technical components, and contribute valuable time and deliverables to the overall project. They communicate smoothly and maintain regular updates to ensure the work is properly tracked.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the head of web development at a financial services firm. We provide services in customer lending, banking, and lending to small and medium enterprises.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Merixstudio?

We were developing a client-side application and server-side component and we needed additional resources to help us deliver them.

That involved joining in the development work on our new platform, which we were over 70% of the way through.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They helped us finalize project of transformation of our core frontend platform to new tech stack, which we were around eight months into.  It’s an extension of our existing solution but involved building a whole platform.

Their development used Angular, Node.js, and TypeScript, focusing on the public website side. They worked on the communication between the internal systems and the client-side frontend. It’s a more technical component. We were also doing a lot of technical work on the frontend side that isn’t visible to the client.

What is the team composition?

There were four people at the beginning and now there are three. We communicate with all of them; they’re integrated into our team.

How did you come to work with Merixstudio?

I found them on Clutch.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in April 2018 and the work is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

They help us with many of our core features, particularly in terms of specifying them. They’re a very valuable addition to our internal team when it comes to complex technical solutions. They help offload our internal dev leads, which is very good.

How did Merixstudio perform from a project management standpoint?

The project management is handled on our side. We’re in constant contact, with daily meetings, and the communication is good. There are code reviews and other things like that to keep track of the quality.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their technical expertize in frontend development is impressive. I visited their office once and saw they have a team of about 70 people, split between front- and backend development. I could really see that they’re specialized in technology, rather than being generalized. It means they know the technologies they work with extremely well.

It also means they have a large team to consult with. They’re professional, which is a rare commodity to find.

Are there any areas they could improve?

In one case they had an employee who was leaving the company and he didn’t perform very well in his last few weeks. There’s not much one can do about that though, and the remaining team members took over and they fixed it. They rectified the situation well.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

No.

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