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We are a full-stack team of 150+ experts who build complex digital products for clients worldwide looking to outsource software development to professionals.

 

Merixstudio’s key expertise is the delivery of high-quality and performant web applications and cross-platform mobile apps. Based on the needs of our clients, we can support them in end-to-end product development or seamlessly extend their in-house team of engineers.

 

Our tech stack is focused on JavaScript (Angular, React, Node.js), Python (Django, Flask), PHP (Symfony, Laravel), and cross-platform frameworks (React Native, Flutter). We also provide fully-fledged support throughout the whole project’s lifecycle that covers project management, quality assurance, and product design services.

 

Merixstudio collaborates closely with international companies of any size, from global brands such as GS1, Volkswagen, The Independent, Toshiba and HSBC to successfully scaled startups like Moneyfarm, Sendinblue and Burrow, a Y Combinator-incubated company.

 

Our clients recognize us as a one-stop software development company with the ability to create a long-term design and development partnership. In return, we give them the best quality that stems from working with top-tier talents. We seek, recruit and develop the brightest engineers and designers locally creating an outstanding workplace for them. Check it out for yourself!

 

For more information regarding skills, agile teams’ capabilities and engagement models, please go to www.merixstudio.com

 

 
$25,000+
 
$50 - $99 / hr
 
50 - 249
 Founded
1999
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Poznań, Poland
headquarters
  • Poznan, Malachowskiego 10
    Poznań, WP 61-129
    Poland
other locations
  • 3537 36th Street Astoria
    New York, NY 11106
    United States
  • 115 Mare Street
    London, LND E8 4RU
    United Kingdom

Portfolio

Key clients: 

The Juilliard School, Toshiba, GS1, SendinBlue, RingCentral, FOX, Deutsche Post, HSBC, DFJ, Ferratum, Marks & Spencer, SFR, Orange, Credijusto, Volkswagen, The Independent, Tesco, Payback, Moneyfarm, Bronson Laboratories, Herald.ie, Virgin Digital Help, 123rf (part of Inmagine Group), Billabong, Divio, bookingkit, and more.

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Genuine Impact - a risk-management app for DYI investors

Genuine Impact’s founders describe their service as ”the world's first financial terminal, created to empower DIY investors”. The service supports individual investors in their investment decision processes by measuring the risks associated with an investment in specific values. With several charts, biases and plenty of data delivered through the application, the user is allowed to perform quicker and more

valid decisions while investing. Thanks to a perfect combination of technical acumen with risk-management and stock exchange related expertise, this fintech application makes investment easier for individuals. 

Genuine Impact founders were on a lookout for an experienced product design company to finish their efforts leading towards the MVP release.

The scope of work included:

  • Providing an entire branding design for a Fintech company operating in a competitive environment
  • Delivering intuitive and esthetic views and feature designs displaying several biases, charts, and statistics
  • Introducing best business practices and requirements in design processes
  • Anticipating specific guidelines and complex requirements of a highly specialized documentation

More information about the process & solution: 

www.merixstudio.com/work/GenuineImpact

The product design workshop at Merixstudio is an essential step in the custom software development process and a very good way of starting the product development process. Every product design workshop session is different and we always adapt its plan to the client’s needs. The maturity level of your project doesn’t matter here. Product design workshops at Merixstudio will be beneficial for both - new projects and ideas, where

assumptions are not clear yet but also for already designed products that need revision and improvement.

Each product design workshop session consists of doing sketches and mobile or web application mockups, brainstorming and focusing on the business goals or the analysis of user flow. One of the main advantages of participating in product design workshops is time and money savings. Such a session is a crucial way of understanding the application and the users’ needs.

Product Design workshops are also a good opportunity to know the multidisciplinary team that will be working on your project. The engineering team always takes part in it - you’ll have the frontend and backend developers that are able to advise and present a more technical point of view on your project. Of course, the product design team with UI and UX designers is also present at the workshop. The project manager role is also essential here as you will stay in contact with him/her during the whole product development process. Also for us, it is very important to work in multidisciplinary teams. That way we can look at the project from different perspectives and be more creative. Additionally heaving a tech person on the product design workshop will give us insight on how those features will be developed and how much effort will it take.

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Moneyfarm - a leading UK digital wealth management application

Moneyfarm’s mission is to give their customers the best solutions and support to protect and grow their wealth through time. They believe that everyone should be able to protect, promote and pursue his/ her wealth, without having to worry about it. We were very happy to help them in spreading this mission and bringing value to the customers.

There have been over 9-months of close cooperation between Moneyfarm and

Merixstudio’s React development team. We kicked off the project with a few day onboarding processes in their London headquarters where we had a chance to meet the team in person and learn the project’s specifics.

More details about the process & solution:

www.merixstudio.com/work/Moneyfarm

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Autium - digitally automated web and mobile systems for fleet operators

Autium is a UK-based tech startup that provides high-quality fleet management software to corporate entities worldwide. Their key product is a SaaS platform, consisting of a web panel and cross-platform app, designed to help vehicle fleet managers process insurance claims quickly and

accurately. It also helps drivers report to managers the details of the accidents, thanks to the app installed on their mobile phones. The client’s vision is to be the leading automated incident management and notification technology solution.

Prior to the cooperation with Merixstudio, Autium founders had problems with building performant and scalable MVP with other developers, thus they looked for a trustworthy and competent tech partner who could: 

  • understand their product and start a project from scratch, ASAP,
  • develop a web-based software solution and a mobile app to establish an MVP quickly so that Autium founders could start looking for more investors and take the project to the next stage,
  • take care of the full product design process,
  • provide Autium clients with real-time analytics, advanced stats and structured data,
  • develop the product after the launch.

As the project’s budget and deadline were tight, we had to look for an optimal technology mix to deliver the best product in the shortest possible time.

More details about the process & solution: 

www.merixstudio.com/work/Autium

 

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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.

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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.

More details about the process & solution:

www.merixstudio.com/work/SportsHi

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Burrow - an online marketplace for Y Combinator seeded startup

Burrow is the US-based, B2C e-commerce company which produces and distributes bespoke easy to build uncompromising furniture. Its mission is to create products for the way people actually live their lives. Burrow was named one of the 10 most innovative retail brands in the world by Fast Company, and one of their luxury sofas was recognized as one of the 50 best inventions of the year by TIME. This Y Combinator

seeded company is growing rapidly within the near future with expansion across borders, the sky seems to be the limit.

Burrow had a strict product expansion roadmap, which meant scaling up development and the team. As recruitment locally is usually a long and strenuous process, the client sought to outsource a skilled team to ramp up the development while retaining standards. 

Main challenges we were faced with:

  • to help Burrow to scale up the development and team quickly,
  • to engage the best engineers with specific competencies to extend the client’s in-house team,
  • to significantly increase the performance of the application,
  • to contribute to the launch of the application,
  • to facilitate the maintenance of the codebase.

The key factors were and still are to ensure front-end design requirements are met, without impacting performance.

More details about the process & solution: 

www.merixstudio.com/work/Burrow

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Volkswagen - a non-profit voting system for schools

Merixstudio was responsible for developing the project from scratch covering full-fledged web development consultancy, quality assurance, software development and design services. One of the main milestones to achieve were: creating a full design for the website, implementing a bot-resistant voting system for schools (one of the ways to achieve it was integration with an SMS

gateway for increased verification), allowing schools to submit applications via a website, creating a back-office panel for managing applications and voting process.

It’s worth mentioning that Szkoła Małego Inżyniera is just one of many projects that Volkswagen decided to develop with Merixstudio during our longstanding collaboration. There were, among others, websites supporting their CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) programmes such as “Niebieskie Granty” - a website for raising ecological awareness in local communities including advanced implementations of JavaScript, Ajax and CSS3, Google Maps API and Drupal CMS. or “Mini Handball” - a website for promoting a healthy lifestyle and physical activity with Drupal CMS and beautiful front-end JavaScript animations.

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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 case study: https://www.merixstudio.com/work/juilliard-rms/
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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). 

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

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A leading international mobile banking application

The whole over one-year long collaboration was based on a partnership between two teams: Merixstudio’s Angular developers from Poznan, Poland and the core client’s team from Bratislava, Slovakia. We kicked off the project with a 4-day onboarding session in the client’s headquarters where we had a chance to meet the team in person and learn the project’s specifics.

Merixstudio’s team was in charge of a

new version of country sites for the company. In greater detail, we were responsible for both the sales pages (available for all users) and transaction pages (available for authorized users only). On the country sites, users can apply for different types of financial products (particular products are dependant on the specific country’s offer), for example, credit line, microloan, prime loan. The transaction part allows a user to manage his product, cover invoices and track cash flow. The underlying assumption was to prepare a generic solution which allows us to create sites that are country-specific. To begin with, we worked on 3 country versions i.e. for Latvia, New Zealand, and Sweden. They scaled up regularly to hit 23 countries.

The whole application heavily relies on the microservice architecture written in Java. Merixstudio’s expert developers to a great extent dealt specifically with API Gateway (used NestJS to build it)  providing a single, unified API entry point across numerous internal APIs.

This was fully remote cooperation put in the framework of a Scrum-driven development.

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Sendinblue - a powerful relationship marketing platform

Merixstudio’s team was responsible for timely implementation of a clear-cut scope that mainly boiled down to empowering users to automate email marketing by generating custom forms and pages. Taking into consideration the scale and complexity of the whole application as well as a number of inherent dependencies, the team decided to pay a special focus on the testing process and to double QA

efforts. Except for unit tests by the dev team, this mainly referred to QA functional testing i.e. writing numerous test cases and performing intensive manual testing, automated functional testing with WebdriverIO, JavaScript, Mocha, Chai as well as functional API testing with Postman.

The team headcount varied from 7 to 10 people in its peak time and the composition included scrum master, UX designer, QA specialists, front-end and back-end engineers. The team functioned as an independent and self-managing unit, however, maintained collaboration with the other stakeholders located in both Europe and India which make them successfully handle the workflow with an almost 5-hour time zone difference. The whole development was supported by an agile methodology incorporating Scrum practices and adjusting them to the current project needs.

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Selfmade Energy - Europe's first solar price comparison portal

Selfmade Energy is a Django-powered comparison service that allows homeowners to find out which solar system installers boast the most competitive offers in their region. After providing basic information about their household, e.g. ZIP code or roof size, the user receives offers from three photovoltaics (PV) system installers and chooses the vendor that suits their needs best. 

Dr. Tim Rosengart, the founder of a

Berlin-based startup, was looking for a tech partner who would help him disrupt the local renewable energy market. As Germany is leaving the fossil-nuclear age behind, paving the way for photovoltaics (PV) will play a central role in a future shaped by sustainable power production. In order to cover all energy needs from renewable energies, a massive expansion of the installed PV power is necessary.  Dr. Tim Rosengart wished to show the German citizens that the installation of the solar panels – although often perceived as expensive – can lead to significant savings in the long run. 

Being a proactive member of the Berlin startup ecosystem, Merixstudio approached Dr. Rosengart offering to bring his idea to life with tech expertise, ownership, and outstanding design skills. 

The scope of our work included:

  • suggesting best tech stack choices based on the client’s expectations and prospective users’ needs
  • building backend and frontend of the web application
  • delivering clean and intuitive designs
  • providing branding design for a startup whose aim was to disrupt the renewable energy market in Germany

More information about the process & solution: 

www.merixstudio.com/work/Selfmade-Energy

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bookingkit - Europe’s leading SaaS solution for the digitization of tours and activities

bookingkit is one of the leading Berlin-based companies from the leisure industry, highly recognized in the sector. The company operates as a neutral Global Distribution System (GDS) to provide travel agencies and marketing networks access to tours and activities in the form of a digital inventory. It is also a web-based and integrated solution (software as a service) for providers of tours and activities.

We were

approached with an idea depicting how they would like to change their platform’s architecture to enable scaling it even further. The chosen solution is based on sharding - creating a number of instances sharing the same codebase but with different datasets derived from the source and divided by the chosen factor.

Such an approach, similarly to Microservice architecture, creates certain challenges like:

  • providing API access allowing data consumption, 
  • creation across all the instances like it would be a single application.

That can be achieved for instance by creating an API gateway in front of the application instances, and that is what we aimed for.

In addition, a solution had to:

  • meet certain performance criteria in terms of response speed,
  • be flexible to allow for further development of the main application, 
  • scalable to support the growth of the user base and possibly the number of instances.

All of this has to be highly available - bookingkit is working with demanding partners such as Trip Advisor or Get Your Guide, which means their services have to be available 24/7.

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Hospitality & Wellness Mobile App

Tourism & accommodation is one of the fastest-growing industries in the world. The increasing demand for unforgettable experiences results in solutions that allow users to gain better access to attractions and activities offered by the providers. That’s why one of our UK-based clients came to us with a plan to develop a modern, UX-friendly mobile app for luxurious Spa enthusiasts, looking for relaxation at one of the best

resorts in England. 

The specifics of such a modern product came with the following issues to solve:

  • choosing the appropriate tech stack for front-end and back-end development,
  • enabling a comfortable and intuitive booking of many services like massages, facials as well as rooms and other attractions via mobile app,
  • anticipating the modern standards of the wellness experience.

The project has been preceded with a remote scoping session, during which the client introduced our full-stack team (frontend, backend, quality assurance, project management) to the requirements, graphical assets, timelines, and roles.  Rough deadline stimulated both teams to introduce the best agile practices, and maintain constant communication using Slack, Jira, and Google Hangouts. With several dependencies, every team member was highly involved to overcome technological challenges and the effectiveness has been secured by an experienced project manager.

Due to tight deadlines, Merixstudio software development team has been urged to provide a very detailed estimation to confirm the ability of on-time delivery. Both parties agreed that this particular endeavor requires a higher team capacity than recommended for projects of this size. 

Merixstudio has integrated three 3rd party APIs during the process, performed Behaviour Driven Development, and series of API tests. The designs have been delivered by our partner, although dedicated User Experience designer supervised the user flows and supported the engineering team evaluating each view, feature and user flow.

A combination of the tourism industry expertise and most modern engineering delivered a future-proof mobile app for streamlining the process of booking deluxe services of UK-based resort.

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Netvico - an intuitive digital signage content management system for all businesses

Netvico is a Stuttgart-based, boutique digital agency delivering top-notch solutions for all kind of industries and branches. Their portfolio includes highly tailored work for such recognizable clients like Volvo, IBM, Adidas, Porsche, Schwerin, and DHL.

Their core service, PlayEverywhere is a Digital Signage/Digital out of Home content management system (CMS). It is successfully

introduced in various locations, such as shopping malls, industrial plants, office spaces, and even ski resorts. The service is suitable for different kinds of users - shift managers, store supervisors, PR & marketing specialists to maintain daily based communication. PlayEverywhere allows them to display Corporate Identity (CI), advertisement and other interactive content on various types of screens, including 4k monitors. All kinds of the audience may benefit from Netvico’s service; industrial workers, shoppers, tourists, and office workers. 

Main challenges to overcome:

  • from a corporate perspective, the main difficulty was related to Netvico’s demand for top-quality talent. Netvico was on a lookout for a team of experts who will learn their business core and thus continue further development of the CMS, including creating new features
  • the second aspect of work was caused by business circumstances and engineering. Netvico provides it’s services for different kinds of clients, using various types of screens and monitors in different contexts. Some of them are interactive and required WebSockets to maintain communication between the content provider and the final user via smartphones.

Netvico also offers solutions for touchscreens and dynamic environments, like industrial plants, where the contents need to be adjusted several times during the day. PlayEverywhere has to anticipate all these conditions, hence the demand for intuitive navigation best performance.

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Snappt - AI-enabled fraud detection software

Merixstudio’s involvement boiled down to two key stages namely onboarding and development. Since we dealt with a legacy project, we agreed to kick-off the project with a 2-week pre-development phase during which the team got familiarised with the project’s priorities and codebase, drew up a plan (research, scope, estimates) for integration with Yardi - a 3rd party property management software, and scoped out a

new application’s flow that needed refreshments and better UX. Afterwards, we scaled up a dedicated software team so that we could efficiently develop new features. The key milestones were: building out a new application flow based on the designs delivered by the client and integrating the application with 3rd party Plaid that analyses bank deposits to validate your users’ income and employer information. These were subject to change and adjustments which made us employ a fair amount of flexibility throughout the development.

We followed the Scrum methodology with 2-week sprints that served as a framework for the delivery of new features. Although, the challenging time zone difference, we kept close and transparent communication with Snappt’s US-based stakeholders (e.g. thanks to the weekly planning sessions on the videocon with clients, daily updates on a project’s Slack channel, Jira).

The long-term partnership with Snappt has been based on different degrees of collaboration - since the project’s start, there were various full-time jobs intermingled by less intensive maintenance time.

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Process General - high-profile US-wide database of legal cases

We improved the usability and findability of data by redesigning Information Architecture and simplifying user paths. The whole process was initiated by UX audit that identified the specific areas that needed refinement. This gave us a fair ground for working on accurate planning and execution of product development - this, however, was shaped with a client during online Product Design

Workshops. During 3 online sessions, we discussed: the value proposition, main assumptions, and priorities for development, re-definition of target users, Information Architecture structure, the scope of features to be developed, and technology and solutions that will be used. The key objectives were to increase findability, usability, increase esthetics, decreasing bugs and not working features.

We proceeded with an intensive iterative wireframing of the new solution in a multidisciplinary team of UX, PM, and Python developer so that the feedback loop is shortened and the solution is robust from the early stages. The wireframes were eventually implemented with customized Material Design which let us speed up the process. Other goals to achieve were integration with Pacer, an electronic public access service of United States federal court records, to automatically download documents and introducing the mobile version of the app. During the development, we followed Scrum practices and organized work in one-week sprints that served as a framework for delivery of the new features. 

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Study Bee - an advanced learning management system for Google Classroom

Studybee is a  Sweden-based startup that builds a lightweight learning management system for both teachers and students. It enables teachers to grade students' assignments and assess students' progress directly in Google Classroom where the actual learning takes place. This decreases administration job for teachers and, as a result, gives them more time for teaching. Also, students can view assessments and

receive feedback in Google Classroom.

Merixstudio’s key responsibilities were building an A-to-Z Chrome extension from scratch, implementing a browser-based logging functionality, fetching data from Google Classroom API, building a dedicated admin panel using out-of-the-box Django Suit, defining different grades’ types, managing grades (thanks to an advanced digital class register), Google Cloud integration.

We also executed UI/GUI tests, functional tests, and E2E tests. We wrote test cases, and we tried to cover all the scenarios including positive and failure path and boundary cases. We wanted to be sure that the extension was working as expected and according to the specific requirement.

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Logo Creator - ML-powered logo maker to instantly create custom logo designs

The project boiled down to creating a proof of concept version (POC) of the Python application in order to demonstrate its feasibility and verify a practical potential of the concept.

In brief, the main user flow looks as follows: user inputs name of the business, selects industry, chooses a few pre-designed styles from templates, picks up colour schemes. These several steps were supposed to lead to

the automated generation of a logo with a watermark.

A fundamental job that determined the success of the project was designing the model of logo generator's engine.

This came down to the following flow:

  • at the beginning of the process, a batch of logos with random parameters was created,
  • from this batch, those which broke some base design principle were filtered out i.e. those without sufficient contrast between colours,
  • finally, a Machine Learning classifier, trained on examples hand-labeled as good or bad, filtered out those logos that didn’t reach a certain quality.

The model used as machine learning classifier was a neural network created in TensorFlow. This framework exposes to programmer low-level API that allows having better control over the architecture of the neural network.

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Levatis - a SaaS platform for managing the employees’ activities and schedules

There have been over one year of close cooperation between Levatis and Merixstudio’s Angular team. We kicked off the project by integrating with the client and team in their headquarters in Vienna where our developers travelled for a few day onboarding processes. In this early stage, Merixstudio’s team performed a code review to test for application performance and code quality. This was a prerequisite for

assessing the general health of the application (including main pains/gains) indicating remedial points (including the suggested action points and recommendations). The next step was implementing new features such as a time tracking tool, CRUD views for projects, and human resources planner.

The division of work’s scope was quite clear-cut. Merixstudio took ownership of front-end development in Angular, whereas Levatis in-house team took care of back-end written in Java. The whole development was facilitated by agile methodologies.

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Divio - enterprise content management with Django

Django CMS is a simple and developer-friendly system with a powerful and intuitive drag-and-drop interface. The application supports content management - it’s been built around the needs of marketers (offering multi-lingual publishing and built-in SEO tools) as well as developers (offering easy integration with other Django applications).

The client reached out to us with a need for quick

scaling up their existing software development team in order to accelerate velocity and enrich the team with new skills. Initially, Merixstudio’s team kicked-off the project as a development extension of the Divio team, however, with time they have been given greater ownership and trust being recognised as core developers and consultants.

During the development, we remained in close contact with the external team not only remotely (via Slack, Jira, Skype videocons) but also on-site visiting Divio’s headquarters and Divio clients's branches in the crucial phases of the development.

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Walaro - django-based web app for warehouse space leasing

Our approach was to create the MVP of the solution to get the product to early customers and let the client achieve business KPIs in a timely fashion. Functionalities and priorities were discussed with the client and multidisciplinary team during the two-day in-house Product Design Workshop. This helped us to forge product requirements and tailored solutions having been focused on users and

business needs. Design Thinking was a strategic and practical process that made us achieve it.

Thanks to the outcome of the workshop, we were able to proceed smoothly with the wire-framing and graphic design phase during which we were in close cooperation with a development team so that we design tech-viable and effective solutions. Apart from the UX/UI visual assets, we crafted marketing materials that client used for talks with investors, encouraging operators to use the application and, consequently, unlocking the potential of the B2B-oriented part of the platform.

On the basis of a prior product design process, we crafted and launched a responsive web-based application on the Python Django framework. The whole development workflow was individual and adjustable to the current project’s needs. We were inspired by Agile development and followed selected Scrum ceremonies fine-tuning their frequencies to the changing environment and team size. 

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Bronson Vitamins - a leading US e-commerce solution for medicines

The collaboration with Bronson Vitamins started more than 10 years ago and since then it has been a strong partnership based on a series of different projects intermingled by less intensive maintenance time. Initially, we provided support in customizing Magento solutions and adjusting the e-commerce platform to the unique users (e.g. elderly users who browse the web using smaller screens) and business needs. We

created a new fully responsive version of the store with a goal of optimizing online sales channels as well as redesigning the layout. All these combined resulted in growing traffic from mobile devices.

One of the recent milestones we worked on was a UX audit which was a precondition for complete re-design of the layout and making the new site fully responsive (RWD). UX audit was to capture relevant information that would support the process of redesigning in a smart way i.e. adjusting to the users by noticing and understanding their behaviour patterns, annoyances and mistakes. During this process, we relied mostly on data gathered via Hotjar. Within 2 000 sessions, we gathered: 1 411 desktop, 214 tablet, 375 phone unique sessions. This served as a solid ground for identifying less-than-perfect places and needed UX tweaks and in the later stage, wireframing of the new service and creating final UI design.

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Omnigame - superior gaming solutions for a leading Danish online casino

Merixstudio supported Omnigame in turning their UI design into powerful and superb casino games played by thousands of gamers. Throughout nearly two-year-long cooperation, we developed four state-of-the-art slot games. 

The core game developed was Grand Prix - single-seater fast-paced auto racing wrapped up with sleek graphics and smart animations. The game incorporated both skill and

excitement that gave players an experience that was very close to driving a race car on the World Championship. It consisted of three smaller ones that were supposed maximized players engagement and encouraged to heavy use of the game.
To enhance the animation effect, we used Spine - 2D skeletal animation software. Spine facilitated the efficiency and workflow both for creating powerful animation and for integrating it into games’ design. One of the key assets of this solution is the smaller size (standard animation requires an image for each frame, however, Spine-fuelled animations store only the small bone data - attaching images to bones, then animating the bones) and smoothness of the animations (Spine animations use interpolation so animation is always as smooth as the frame rate - they can be displayed in slow motion with no loss in quality). 
The whole software development was in very close collaboration with clients’ in-house team, especially their proxy Product Owner that used to set priorities and direction for the development. We kicked off the project with two frontend developers and a project manager and kept this set-up for most of the collaboration time. This was long-term cooperation covering both intensive full-time development and maintenance.
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Up your eGame - a premium community platform for gamers

The Client reached out to us with a rough product idea and an outline of its key objectives. Prior to kicking-off the development we needed to get to the stage when we have a clear shape of the product and the solid action plan, therefore, we decided to begin with an online Product Discovery Workshop participated by the founders and multidisciplinary Merixstudio’s team.

In the workshop, we focused on

verifying the basic assumptions of the product and making sure that we have a perfect understanding of its goals, business model, users, and value proposition. After identifying loopholes, generating new ideas and adjusting them to specific users and business needs, we had a proper ground for crafting the final solution. In the end, we had the service described in the form of story map capturing the product shape and logic, defined MVP’s scope and development roadmap. It seems easier said than done - in fact, the process was very intensive and required effective management due to the number of stakeholders involved as well as time difference and the potential feedback loop it could cause.

Next, we proceeded with working on the MVP version of the project starting with wireframing that was kept 4 sprints ahead of the proper development. As regards the management, we followed the Scrumban methodology accompanied by Scrum events such as Daily, Review, plus ad-hoc Plannings, Refinements, and Retrospectives. Throughout 1 year of development, the team headcount varied from 2 to 9 people in its peak time and the composition included product owner, UX and UI designers, QA, front-end and back-end engineers.

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Humanitrack - a non-profit community platform supporting humanity's missions

Humanitrack is a platform for uniting communities to collaborate with the world, to formulate a plan and to push progress. Humanitrack is a progress tracking tool and accelerator for an unlimited number of long-term humankind goals, for example, all of the UN's Global Goals such as radicating thirst and hunger, extending lifespan, increasing quality of life, greatly reducing the cost of green energy or

stabilizing the climate.

Merixstudio was initially occupied with developing an MVP for a platform yet our role has later evolved into developing a polished early beta version. A priority for the client was tobuild a working MVP of the platform on a budget without sacrificing any of the necessary features. The MVP needed to be exceptional as the platform and community around would define the client’s company as well would serve as a foundation for testing the core user base. Merixstudio was also responsible for designing the UI (using Material-UI) as well as the DevOps operations.

The team headcount in the peak time was 8 - it consisted of a project manager, QA specialist,  three frontend developers, a Python developer, a DevOps engineer as well as a UI and a UX lead. We followed SCRUM-driven development.

One of the most significant milestones to achieve was designing the highly-engaging platform’s mechanics and finding ways to encourage users to return and keep them engaged on the website. To take advantages of our possibilities and work out the best possible solutions, we decided to run an open user-centred design thinking workshop as a part of the World Usability Day Poznań 2018.  We selected 14 UX-enthusiasts as well as invited Humanitract‘s founders to collaborate during an intensive day-long workshop session. See the full coverage.

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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

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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
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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.
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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.
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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. 
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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.

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WordPress Website Update for Business Strategy Consultancy

"The Merixstudio team was very responsive and reliable throughout the whole project."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
2015 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Merixstudio completely rebuilt a WordPress site, improving the design, content, and admin structure. They stilll provide routine site maintenance, SEO, and best practices advice. 

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Poland
Marketing Lead, Business Strategy Consultancy
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Although there were no shareable metrics, the website successfully represented the brand. Merixstudio was recognized for their responsive communication, dependability, and outstanding technical performance.

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

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization.

We are a strategic consultancy firm in Poland. We mainly advise young, family companies. Our company was also part of a European Union project, for which we created documents, such as books, manuals, and audiobooks, that advise young companies that can't afford to hire consultants.

What is your position and responsibilities?

I am the marketing and public relations lead of the firm.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What business challenge were you trying to address with Merixstudio?

We had a WordPress website that didn't work the way we wanted it to work. It was quite old, and we needed a developer to update and improve it. We also wanted to add a functionality that would allow businesses to register for our events directly on our site. We partnered with Merixstudio to help us improve our website.

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their involvement in detail.

Merixstudio was in charge of the complete rebuilding of our site. They helped us improve the design and the content of our WordPress website. They also added various admin abilities, so we can allow various authors and experts to post and publish content directly onto our site, which was not the case prior to the update. Merixstudio also advised us on SEO [search engine optimization] strategy and best practices when setting up the layout of the site.

How did you come to work with Merixstudio?

We got recommendations for various developers from business partners and colleagues. We did research on those companies and found that three of them had impressive portfolios. I wrote an offer statement describing our project and sent it to those companies. Merixstudio gave us a proposal for the project, and we thought it was really good. That's why we chose them, and I'm glad we did.

Could you provide a sense of the size of this initiative in financial terms?

The size of the project was around $5,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

The project was completed in March 2015, but Merixstudio is still maintaining the website and advising us on best practices.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any statistics or metrics from this engagement?

I don't have any metrics to share at this time. The website is mostly for branding and representation purposes.

How did Merixstudio perform?

I am very satisfied with Merixstudio's performance. They did everything perfectly. I'd be happy to hire them again for future projects.

What distinguishes Merixstudio from other providers?

The Merixstudio team was very responsive and reliable throughout the whole project.

Are there areas in which they could improve, or things you might do differently?

We were not always the first on the waiting list for them. As clients, we always want to be their number one priority, but that can't be the case for everyone.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    That's only because I wanted everything yesterday.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Web Development for Ceramic Tile Manufacturer

"Merixstudio is an outstanding company."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
3.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
2015 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Merixstudio redesigned a responsive Drupal website in five different languages with a goal of better representing the brand. They were responsible for design, development, and testing. 

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Poland
Digital Marketing Manager, Ceramic Tile Manufacturer
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Although the website had no trackable traffic data, it represents the brand accurately and positively. Merixstudio won praise for their solid project management and ability to deliver equally skilled design and development services.

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

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization.

We are a ceramic tile manufacturer from Poland.

What is your position?

I am the digital marketing manager.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What business challenge were you trying to address with Merixstudio?

Our website was outdated. We were looking to redesign it in order to represent our brand better. That's why we partnered with Merixstudio for the project.

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their involvement in detail.

Merixstudio created a responsive website for us using Drupal CMS [content management system]. Merixstudio was involved in creating five different versions of the website as our website is available in five different languages. We provided various mockups, statistical documentation and referral documentation as the original concept of the project. Merixstudio used those concepts to design, develop, and test the website. They have been fully responsible for all of the technical aspects of the project. Merixstudio has also created dedicated sites for our business partners, such as architects and suppliers.

How did you come to work with Merixstudio?

We had already approached Merixstudio in the past during one of our earlier projects. They made a really good impression on us, so we asked them to provide us with a concept and an offer for our new website. They had great idea for the project, so we chose them once again.

Could you provide a sense of the size of this initiative in financial terms?

The size of the project is confidential.

What is the status of this engagement?

The project is completed. The website was launched more than a year ago [as of July 2015]. Since then, we have worked with Merixstudio on several other updates and additions to our website, so our partnership is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any statistics or metrics from this engagement?

We mainly use the website for branding purposes. We do not have an e-commerce functionality built into the site, so we don't keep track of the traffic, but we are very pleased with the results of the project.

How did Merixstudio perform from a project management standpoint?

Merixstudio is an outstanding company. They provided us with great design and development skills. I really would recommend them. Overall, they are a fantastic supplier of IT [information technology] services.

Are there areas in which they could improve, or things you might do differently?

I really can't think of anything that I would change. They are great. I would contract them again.

4.0
Overall Score
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Project management is their strongest competency. They really deliver.
  • 3.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Negotiations with them are really tough, so we have to compromise from time to time.
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Web Development for Aerospace Company

"Merixstudio is a very good, solid, and reliable company."

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

Merixstudio took charge of development, user interface, and user experience for two branded aerospace websites.

The Reviewer
 
Krosno, Poland
Jerzy Peszke
CEO, PESZKE S.C.
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Both websites met every expectation in terms of form and function. Although they would have liked more visual flexibility, Merixstudio impressed with their dependable work ethic and outstanding web development skills.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Could you please describe your company?

Our company is PESZKE S.C. We are a Poland-based producer of aviation products, including high-performance propellers, light sport airplanes, and gliders. Founded in 2007, the company focuses on the use of composite technology and aero structure design.

What is the role in the company?

I am the CEO and co-owner of the company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What was your business challenge when you approached Merixstudio?

We were trying to grow and expand as a company. We wanted to reach new markets and new customers by building two new websites for our company's two brands – PESZKE and GP Gliders.

SOLUTION

What was your process for selecting Merixstudio?

We did online research and created a short list of companies. We chose Merixstudio because they had the best portfolio and Web presence. 

Can you talk about the scope of the project?

They did two projects for us. They built two websites for our company – PESZKE.com and GPGliders.com. We gave them the concept, and they took it from there. They were fully in charge of development, user interface, and user experience.

What was the size of the project?

The project cost us approximately $6,500 for both websites.

When was the project completed?

The project was completed in April 2015.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Is there anything unique or special about Merixstudio?

Merixstudio is a very good, solid, and reliable company. They did great work for us and were very responsive. We are very happy with the websites they developed for us.

Is there any area upon which they could improve?  

They could improve on creativity and visual aspects of their work. I wish they would provide more options and different approaches to Web design.

Do you have any advice for future clients of theirs?

Merixstudio is a great company. I definitely recommend them.

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

e-Learning Platform Development for Textbook Publisher

"Merixstudio has delivered exactly what we were looking for."

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

Merixstudio built an editable e-learning platform to supplement high school math textbooks. They developed wireframes, provided front-end and UI/UX design, and implemented features. 

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Kennesaw, Georgia
Instructional Designer, Textbook Publisher
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Although the platform lacks hard metrics, teachers described it as very useful. Merixstudio asked thoughtful questions and solicited feedback to determine the project's requirements. The team offered excellent communication and reliability. 

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

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization.

Our company is a textbook publisher.

What is your role and responsibilities?

I'm an instructional designer. I've been overseeing the production of digital resources and checking content that accompany secondary school and primary school textbooks.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What was your goal for working with Merixstudio?

We needed digital resources to accompany math textbooks we were making for students ages 14 to 16. They had the capacity to make the type of flexible tools that we were looking for.

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their work.

We provided Merixstudio with our requirements. We wanted users to be able to edit the tools, so the tools had to be flexible. Merixstudio developed wireframes based on the concepts that we provided for them. They developed the tools using HTML5, CSS3, and SVG. They also worked on the frontend design and user experience.

What was your process for selecting Merixstudio?

We've done various projects with Merixstudio through the years. They're a trusted vendor.

Can you give a sense of the size of the initiative?

The cost of the project is confidential.

When was the work completed?

The project was completed in September 2014.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Do you have any statistics or metrics on the project?

The feedback from teachers is that they find them very useful. We've been lucky enough to sell a number of thousand copies, but I'm not sure of the specifics. The resources are provided as part of the textbook offering. We don't have any statistics on the digital resources themselves because they're packaged as part of the book.

Are you satisfied with their performance?

Yes. We are very satisfied with their performance. They have been very helpful. They've been responsive and communicative. Merixstudio has delivered exactly what we were looking for.

Is there anything unique or special about Merixstudio?

They're quite clear and specific in their questions. They look to understand the exact concept that you are looking to create. They make sure that they are as efficient as possible. It's a great partnership.

Is there any area that you think they could improve upon?

The working relationship was great. I can't see how our partnership would be better.

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

e-Commerce Platform Development for Luxury Home Goods Company

"They are very good at what they do."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
3.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
Project summary: 

Merixstudio developed, tested, and launched a custom e-commerce Magento platform that competes with industry leaders. They are now re-designing the site on a different business model.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Oslo, Norway
Co-founder, e-Commerce Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Although there were no hard metrics to deliver, the platform boasted impressive speed and functionality. Merixstudio's coding expertise and grasp of back-end technology implementation set them apart.

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

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization.

Our company sells luxury home products. We are a pure e-commerce company. We work in Norway and are expanding into the Nordic region.

What is your role and responsibilities?

I'm the founder and managing director.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What was your goal for working with Merixstudio?

We were looking for a developer to build a custom e-commerce platform for us.

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their work.

Once we settled on the exact concept that we wanted for the platform, Merixstudio developed, tested, and launched the platform. We took benchmark sites that were similar to the functionality that we wanted to have, and we used those platforms as the foundation for our platform. They built the platform using Magento.

What was your process for selecting Merixstudio?

I used to work in an IT [information technology] company. I called a former colleague of mine and asked him if he had done any projects with Eastern European companies. He gave us two recommendations, and we contacted both of them. After speaking with both companies, we chose Merixstudio.

Can you give a sense of the size of the initiative?

The size of the project was in the $20,000 to $50,000 range.

When was the work completed?

Our partnership with Merixstudio is ongoing. The project has been completed, but we are going a step further. We're relaunching the whole site in a different design with more plug-ins and different revenue and business models.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Do you have any statistics or metrics on the project?

I do not have any metrics to share, but I can say that the speed of the platform is outstanding.

Are you satisfied with their performance?

I think Merixstudio performed well in terms of coding and back-end technology. They are very good at what they do.

Looking back on the work so far, is there any area that you think they could improve upon or that you might do differently?

Since we are a very small team, I was expecting them to be a bit more engaged and to offer more advice during the development process.

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

Website Development for Venture Capital Firm

"The Merixstudio team added great insight on how to plan the website."

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

Merixstudio strengthened a corporate brand by updating its Drupal website. They tested new features, integrated a complex back-end database, and improved front-end UI/UX designs. 

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
San Francisco Bay Area
Creative Director, Venture Capital Firm
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The website’s new design was aesthetically appealing and highly user-friendly, impressing partners within the firm. Merixstudio distinguished themselves with their responsiveness, thoughtful planning, and dedicated investment in the project's success.

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

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization.

We are a venture capital firm.

What is your role and responsibilities?

I'm the creative director of the firm.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What was your goal for working with Merixstudio?

Our website was outdated. We were looking for an update to represent our brand better.

Please describe the scope of their work.

Merixstudio was responsible for the majority of the project. We provided them with an original design. They implemented that design into the development of the website. They also did testing and some user interface and user experience work as well. We have a very complicated database in the back-end, so integrating that was a challenge, but Merixstudio did it without any issues. Once the website development was complete, we decided to alter the design a bit, and Merixstudio attended to those changes.

SOLUTION

What was your process for selecting Merixstudio?

We knew that we wanted the website to be developed using Drupal. We reached out to our business contacts who had website development experience, and they recommended Merixstudio. We contacted them, and we liked the vision that they had for our site. That's why we chose to partner with Merixstudio for the project.

Can you give a sense of the size of the initiative?

The size of the project was in the $50,000 to $200,000 range.

When was the work completed?

The work was completed two years ago [as of June 2015].

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Do you have any statistics or metrics on the project?

We are a venture capital firm. We are not concerned with the amount of traffic that our website gets. We want our website to represent our firm accurately. The only metric we have is partner satisfaction within the firm, and they were very satisfied with the results of the project.

Is there anything unique or special about Merixstudio that really makes them stand out?

They were very responsive, whenever we needed them. The Merixstudio team added great insight on how to plan the website and make it as aesthetically appealing and user friendly as possible. They really cared about the success of the project and about our satisfaction as their client. We are very happy with our partnership with Merixstudio.

Looking back on the work so far, is there any area that you think they could improve upon or that you might do differently?

I can't really think of anything that we would have done differently. The only difficulty was the time difference. There was a delay in communication, and it was difficult to communicate directly. We had to set up calls outside of traditional business hours, but it wasn't an issue. Overall, the project was very successful. We loved working with them.

5.0
Overall Score They were great. We loved working with them.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    It was always our fault when we were late.
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    The only stumbling block is the time difference.

Custom Recital Management System for Performing Arts School

“Not only do they do high-quality custom work at a very good price, but they also have a versatile skill set.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
2014 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

After developing an initial events calendar, Merixstudio has continued to iterate on the solution. They’ve now expanded it into a custom recital scheduling system and have integrated it with other systems. This review was originally 4-stars overall for the initial delivery. It was updated by the client on October 17th, 2019.

The Reviewer
 
201-500 Employees
 
New York City Metro Area
Tunde Giwa
CTO, Juilliard School
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The newest updates have allowed the solution to coordinate seamlessly with internal systems. It’s projected to increase the scheduling capacity by 2–3 times. Merixstudio’s timeliness, cost-efficiency, and technical aptitude make them excellent long-term partners.

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

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization.

Our organization is the Juilliard School, a performing arts institution located in New York City.

What is your role and responsibilities?

I am the chief technology officer of the school.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What was your goal for working with Merixstudio?

We were looking to build a new public events calendar that was integrated deeply into an online ticketing system.

Please describe the scope of their work.

Merixstudio wan involved in a complete end-to-end project. They took care of everything from the back-end to the front end of the calendar, using Django. This involved API [application programming interface] integration, user authentication functionalities, and single sign-on integration. They also integrated Spektrix, an e-commerce functionality, into the calendar that allows users to buy tickets through the platform. 

SOLUTION

What was your process for selecting Merixstudio?

We put an ad on Drupal.org, and we received numerous responses. We reviewed them and short-listed a number of companies. Each company gave us a presentation on how they would proceed with our project, and Merixstudio presented the best solution.

Can you give a sense of the size of the initiative?

The size of the project was in the $10,000 to $50,000 range.

When was the work completed?

It was completed in October 2014.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Do you have any statistics or metrics from the project?

Since implementing the new calendar, we experienced a 25 percent increase in ticket sales and a 10 percent increase in traffic on our website.

Are you satisfied with their performance?

I thought the Merixstudio team was great. The new calendar has been very well received by the public and the people who use it on the back-end. They did a very good job. They're a very skilled group of developers. I enjoyed working with them.

What advice would you give to future clients of theirs?

I think Merixstudio is a great company. They are well organized. I think their clients would do well to be well organized as well. It also helps to have your work planned out before starting a new project.

Looking back on the work so far, is there any area that you think they could improve upon or that you might do differently?

In the United States, we're used to working on a project until we're done. I found that the Merixstudio team only works during traditional business hours. That's not how we approach work here. I don't mean that as a serious criticism. I mean it more as a cultural quirk.

Updated Review

This review was updated on October 17th, 2019, by the client. The original star ratings were: Overall – 4, Quality – 5, Schedule – 3, Cost – 5, NPS – 5. New content is below.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

Julliard is a New York-based performance school with three main divisions: music, dance, and drama. I’m Zhaodong Zheng, a senior web development specialist who manages some of the projects for our enterprise applications group. 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Merixstudio?

When we first got in touch with Merixstudio, they helped us develop a custom event calendar to schedule our student’s recitals. It was a public-facing ticket selling platform that allowed audiences outside of campus to attend performances.

Since then, we’ve re-engaged Merixstudio to iterate on the solution through additional projects, integrating it with other internal systems. The most recent release was for a recital management system, which is an extension of the event calendar.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

At Julliard, students are required to perform at least once to graduate, which amounts to over 300 events each year. We’ve partnered with Merixstudio to build a new recital management system that would help us stay on top of those requirements.

By facilitating the performance scheduling process, the system allows us to coordinate recital logistics between several internal departments, including the Concert Office, Registrar Office, and so on.

Students can also submit their recital materials, describing what they plan to perform during the event. The system will then automatically schedule for the performance to be recorded.

What is the team composition? 

On our current project, we have a project manager, 2–3 developers, and a tester. It’s a small but efficient team.

How did you come to work with Merixstudio?

Our CTO hired them before I started my role at Julliard.

How much have you invested with them?

I don’t have the overall amount that we’ve spent with them, but this current development phase has cost about $45,000 so far. We’ve spent more than that over these past few years.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started in 2014 and have just released the fourth build of the app. For the most recent version, their involvement started in May 2019. We plan to continue working with Merixstudio for the foreseeable future.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

In the past, we’ve only been able to schedule a portion of our total yearly recitals due to the specific workflow requirements of each performance type. We anticipate that this upgrade will let us schedule 2–3 times as many performances this upcoming year.

Having just started the scheduling process a week ago, we’ve already received about 100 recital applicants on the first day of booking. End users have complimented the system, too, which we consider a success. 

How did Merixstudio perform from a project management standpoint?

They’ve performed well on several fronts. In terms of cost estimates, they’ve been fairly accurate. We’re about to meet the minimum amount that they’d initially quoted at the beginning of the project, which is great for our budget. They’ve also had no problems sticking to our deadlines.

As for communication, they’re great about coordinating with us. Even though there’s a time difference, Merixstudio’s team is responsive to our needs. They typically fix urgent issues within a day of us reporting them.

What did you find most impressive about them?

There are several advantages to working with them. Not only do they do high-quality custom work at a very good price, but they also have a versatile skill set. Their programmers are knowledgeable enough to handle whatever we throw at them. When they don’t know something, they’re willing to dive into a new area and learn to complete the task.

Are there any areas they could improve?

There have been some suggestions that we’ve made in the past about their scheduling and budget estimates. But, they’ve improved a lot since our last project. In the next development phase, I’d suggest that we put together an overall roadmap for the application so that we can discuss long-term goals.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?
 
Rather than coming in with a strict idea of your solution, give Merixstudio’s team enough room to provide suggestions. I know that I’m not always familiar with the boundaries of a specific technology, so there might actually be a better solution that I haven’t thought of before. 

Instead, provide them with a high-level overview of your requirements. They’ll work toward gaining a strong understanding of your needs before developing the solution in an efficient and logical 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

Landing Page Development for Online Auction Website

"Merixstudio is a great business partner."

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

Merixstudio developed a responsive promotional landing page for a science fiction e-book in both Polish and English. They built wireframes and mockups and designed the site using HTML5.

The Reviewer
 
501-1000 Employees
 
Poland
Jacek Weichert
Product Manager, Allegro Group
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The site supported a record-setting e-book launch, which brought in over 8,000 sales within one month. Merixstudios distinguished themselves with their timeliness, professionalism, and outstanding design and animation skills.

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

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization.

Our company is Allegro Group, an online auction website based in Poland. We are the leading e-commerce company in Eastern and Central Europe. We provide consumer-to-consumer and business-to-consumer sale services in various product categories.

What is your role and responsibilities?

I'm a product manager, and I'm responsible for developing and managing the digital products category at Allegro. The main product of the category is e-books.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What was your goal for working with Merixstudio?

We published "The Old Axolotl," an e-book novel by Jacek Dukaj, the fastest-selling science fiction author. The book is available exclusively through our website. We wanted to develop a large promotional campaign for the book and for our new product category – e-books. We needed a developer to help us with the online campaign. The idea was to create a landing page for the e-book that included a lot of illustrations from the book. The purpose of the landing page was purely promotional.

Please describe the scope of their work.

Merixstudio was part of a huge project. They developed the landing page in Polish and in English. Merixstudio created the concept of the website, prepared mockups, and designed the landing page. The site was made fully responsive and was developed using HTML5 and Parallax, a type of animation that gave the illustrations a more vivid look on the page. The landing page that was created was one of the greatest in the e-book market and maybe book market in general.

SOLUTION

What was your process for selecting Merixstudio with which to work?

A colleague of mine recommended Merixstudio. Our company had partnered with them in previous projects. It was a good recommendation. I met with them, and they had good ideas on how to create the kind of site that we wanted.

Can you give a sense of the size of the initiative in dollar terms or a personnel work-hour figure?

The size of the project is confidential, but it was one of the biggest book promotions in Poland. The whole campaign was huge, and it included many artists. It included book trailers that were featured in cinemas. 

When was the work completed?

The landing page went live on March 10, 2015. 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Do you have any statistics or metrics to track improvement from the project?

I didn't check the traffic on the landing page, but we sold more than 8,000 e-books during the first three weeks after the premiere. That's truly a record in Poland, where e-books are still in the early stages of development.

Are you satisfied with their performance?

I'm very pleased with Merixstudio's performance. They did great work. The animations were fantastic.

Is there anything unique or special about Merixstudio that really makes them stand out compared to other business partners?

Merixstudio is a great business partner. They are very professional and stuck to their deadlines. We didn't have any major problems. I don't even remember having any minor problems during this project.

Looking back on the work so far, is there any area that you think they could improve upon or that you might do differently?

It's hard to tell. It is difficult to compare this project to any other because it was revolutionary. I can't think of anything. Well, they could make it cheaper or faster, but that's always the case.

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

Web Development for Interior Design Agency

"They put effort into understanding what we want and what style we wanted."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
Project summary: 

Working from basic wireframes, Merixstudio designed and developed a website for an agency within a very short timeframe. They also incorporated e-commerce capabilities. 

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Poland
Marketing/Sales Manager, Interior Design Agency
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Clients and visitors greatly appreciate the website for its ease of use. Merixstudio continually impressed with their prompt communication, responsiveness, and creative skill. Despite an aggressive deadline, they were able to understand the site's goals and deliver an outstanding product. 

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

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization.

I work for an interior design agency. We specialize in architecture design and interior design for different properties.

What is your role and responsibilities?

I am the sales and marketing manager.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What was your goal for working with Merixstudio?

As a new business, we needed a developer to build a website for us. We needed to start building an online reputation and allow for e-commerce functionalities on our site.

Please describe the scope of their work.

Merixstudio was mainly responsible for our Web design. When I approached them, we only had the rough idea and a logo. They did all the rest. We gave them the ideas of what we wanted and the price range we were interested in. They designed and developed the whole thing. They were an end-to-end developer.

SOLUTION

What was your process for selecting Merixstudio with which to work?

I did a basic online search and selected the top five companies that I found. I decided to partner with them based on their previous work.

Can you give a sense of the size of the initiative in dollar terms or a personnel work-hour figure?

The size of the project is less than $10,000.

When was the work completed?

The project was completed in January 2015.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Do you have any statistics or metrics to track improvement from the project?

We got a lot of very positive feedback from both friends and clients.

Are you satisfied with their performance?

We were very pleased with Merixstudio. It was very well done. It's quite clear and easy to use. Merixstudio delivered a high-end product in a very short timeframe.

Is there anything unique or special about Merixstudio that really makes them stand out compared to other business partners?

The communication was very good. They replied quickly and are very creative. They put effort into understanding what we want and what style we wanted. I think they got it quite well.

Looking back on the work so far, is there any area that you think they could improve upon or that you might do differently?

I can't think of anything.

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

Supplement Manufacturer Web Development

“There’s a clear difference between Merixstudio and their counterparts.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
n/a
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Mar. 2013 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Merixstudio developed an upgraded website for a nutritional supplement manufacturer.  The website was created to operate within the client’s existing system, yet handle increased web traffic.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 employees
 
Greater New York City Area
Director of IT and Data Services, Vitamins and Nutritional Supplements
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Merixstudio provided an exceptional team of designers and programmers, and delivered a flawless launch of the site.  The company has completed several other projects for the client.

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

BACKGROUND

Could you please provide a brief overview of your company?

We are a manufacturer, marketer, and seller of dietary supplements.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What was your original goal or objective for choosing to work with Merixstudio?

I worked with them a long time ago. I wanted to have a modern, functional website that would be robust and customized to our needs. We also operate a complicated ERP system for our company, which meant they needed to be compatible.

Which ERP system do you use?

It’s called Sigma Micro Controller Plus. It’s one of those Unix-based text systems that is quite old. Merixstudio was one of a very few companies that tried to integrate the two systems.

SOLUTION

Was that the main reason you chose to work with Merixstudio?

We love their designers. We use them consistently for our weekly email blasts. They design those for us. We’ve worked with one of their team members for years now, perhaps five or seven. His work is absolutely invaluable to us. He delivers a more European-style design to our content. We enjoy it thoroughly. It’s extremely clean and almost clinical, which we appreciate because we want to be thought of as a company that’s not gimmicky. They also have highly proficient programmers on their team. Those guys do an excellent good job. We had zero problems with their work and their quality control was great, too. I’ve worked with other companies on similar projects. I manage more than one operation here. The issue with so many companies is technical: once the site is launches we would run into a whole gamut of bugs, malfunctions and design flaws. That’s never the case with Merixstudio. A launch never takes place until thorough testing has been performed and they’re confident that the product is ready.

Can you provide a general cost estimate for the project?

The website overall ranged from $20,000 to $50,000. It probably ended closer to $50,000, but initially it was estimated around $20,000.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

How pleased are you with the results?

I’m quite pleased with the website you see currently, but it represents only one project among many that they’ve undertaken with us. It’s hard to choose an example because that website is five years old; it’s dated. The functionality is essentially obsolete. That’s why we’re working on the Magento-based platform right now. At the time it was a phenomenal improvement over our previous website.

Is there anything you found unique or special about Merixstudio compared to other developers that you’ve worked with?

To be honest with you, unique or special – yes. There’s a clear difference between Merixstudio and their counterparts. They would never ask you dumb questions relating to project requirements or specific documentation. They were comprehensive with their research and preparation. Other companies I’ve worked with previously have consistently bombarded me with rather ridiculous questions, like: “how do I connect to your server?” I never experienced that with Merixstudio. The only exceptions were absolutely no fault of their own; for instance, if I forgot to send them a password or username. That’s the distinction. They truly take ownership of the project and care a great deal about the quality of the work they deliver to their client.

Is there anything that you would do differently or that you think they could improve upon?

I would do three things differently in retrospect. For example, considering our current marketing needs, I’d have requested a completely different design for the website. In general, there were a few occasions where they were unable to deliver on time. They work the way that they would prefer and they were definitely honest about it. If they can’t deliver what was promised, they come right out and admit it. It usually has to do with the fact that they haven’t tested the product to the extent that they’d prefer. Even though they probably had it 99 percent complete, they would wait until they finished the testing. Their reasons seem justified, but it’s never a good thing to deliver late to a client. I did appreciate the fact that we were always informed about it. They never kept us in the dark.

5.0
Overall Score Well, that should be average, correct?
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • N/A NPS
    Willing to refer
    Yes, I would.
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Business Entity
Business Entity Name
MERIXSTUDIO
Status
Active
Jurisdiction of Formation
Poland
Id
NIP: 7772427860
Date of Formation
Dec 1, 2010
Last updated
Oct 4, 2019
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