Mobile applications for connected world

MobileUp is a skilled company that develops mobile application for connected world.

Working with connected world: sensors, signals, transport, medical devices, electronic gadgets and geolocation.

Enters Top-10 of Russian mobile development companies according to main industry ratings. 

Our projects won at Webby Awards Winner, Google Material Design Contest, GOLD Prize at 44th CMA Awards, Forbes, Grand Prize at Boomerangs 2014 etc.

 
$25,000+
 
$25 - $49 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2009
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Saint Petersburg, Russia
Headquarters
  • MobileUp
    Bolshaya Moskovsaya, 1-3, Suite 11
    Saint Petersburg
    Russia
    +7(812)425-01-58

Portfolio

Key clients: 

MasterCard, Ubisoft, Channel One Russia, SIG.NUM, Cerri, Loreal, Mercedes Benz, MTS, Saint-Petersburg Public Bikesharing System.

Channel One Russia

Official Apps for the most popular TV channel in Russia.

– Video/audio streaming.

– The ability to store and watch video offline.

– TV program for 5 days.

– News feed.

The winner of «Runet Rating 2016» Сontest in category «Information and Communication» and «Google Material Design 2016». 

 

App Store: goo.gl/W4XbOK

Google Play: goo.gl/Fbr5Ht  

 

Watch the full casehttp://en.mobileup.ru/PERVYI-KANAL

Velogorod

Public bike-sharing system in Saint-Petersburg

– Geolocation services.

– Real-time information about current rent.

– The history of payments and travel.

– The duration and cost of the current trip. 

The project is the winner of  «Golden App 2016» contest, сategory: «Best application».

 

App Store: goo.gl/HgIpdm  

Google Play: goo.gl/2tqe00 

 

Watch the full casehttp://en.mobileup.ru/velogorod 

DMV Genius

Apps for driver's license test preparation in the United States, Canada and the UK.

– Driver's license test for passing car, motorcycle, or CDL written exam. – Several difficulty levels.

– Detailed explanations for every mistake.

– Progress bar displays the number of correct and incorrect answers.

– Specific questions for each U.S.

– Personalized Challenge Bank for improving wrong answers. 

 

App Store: goo.gl/EYBNKH

Google Play: goo.gl/BM8TnP 

Watch the full casehttp://en.mobileup.ru/dmvgenius

MusicNow

Live video streaming for music fans and musicians.

– Video and audio streaming.

– Push-notifications about new streams in real time.

– Music recommendations based on the videos shared by Facebook friends.

– Multy-camera streaming from several cameras at once.

– The ability to control sound with in-app sound settings.

– The ability to stream directly to FB Live, Youtube Live and share on any social media. 

 

App Store: goo.gl/CE71t9 

Watch the full casehttp://en.mobileup.ru/musicnow

Koomi – mobile POS-system

Automation system for coffeeshops and cafes in Canada.

– 24-hours uptime without crashes and system hang.
– Multithreading, caching, fault tolerance, algorithms for data saving.
– Work with hardware peripherals (printers, cash drawer, card reader).
– Automatic search and network configuration of iPads at the cash register and the kitchen.
– Support of online fiscal register (tax reporting is submitted online in real time)
– Retrieving settings and the current menu from the cloud, sending back reports. 

App Store: goo.gl/WqrVG1

Watch the full case: http://en.mobileup.ru/koomi-mobil-nay-pos-sistema 

MasterCard

The official app of the international paying system.

Mobile app allows to make payments and money transfers much faster and easier than in most payment apps.

– Payment details are stored on a secure server.

– Transfers from card to card.

– Virtual cards are alwaysavailable by 1 tap.

– Card recognition by a video camera phone. 

Watch the full case: http://en.mobileup.ru/mastercard

Kolesa.kz

The official apps for the largest car portal in Kazakhstan

– More than 100 000 ads.

– The ability to call the seller with one tap.

– Built-in purchases.

– Adding photos from camera with the ability to blur the number of the car on the picture.

– Possibility to place an ad without registration.

 

The project took the 1-st place in the rating of the best apps by Forbes Kazakhstan.

App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/kolesa.kz/id563291345

 

Watch the full case: http://en.mobileup.ru/kolesa-kz

Radio «Aerostat»

The authorial program of famous Russian musician Boris Grebenshchikov

– More than 500 radio programs.

– The abbility to download songs and programs. 

– The full texts of programs with songs titles.

– Favorites and easy search.

App Store: https://goo.gl/298iFH

Google Play: goo.gl/znL8dR

 

Watch the full case: http://en.mobileup.ru/radio-aerostat

Krisha.kz

The app of the leading search service of the real estate in Kazakhstan

– Searching for real estate listings and rental properties.

– Ability to call to the seller by one button touch.

– Personal account for managing ads.

– Payment of services through a personal account.

– Adding photos with the camera.

– Ability to post free classified ads without registration. 

App Store: goo.gl/vtd9aR 

 

Watch the full case: http://en.mobileup.ru/krisha-kz-udobnyi-poisk-nedvizimosti

Taxi 2412

Taxi app with unique possibility to choose your own driver based on his photo and rating

– One tap order.
– Payment by credit card or cash.
– Tracking cars on the map.
– Possibility to choose driver.
– Information on the exact time of delivery

of the machine.

App Store: goo.gl/zAYaVy

Google Play: goo.gl/tpcknk 

Watch the full case: http://en.mobileup.ru/taksi-komandir-i-2412

Watch Dogs (promo-game)

Mobile-to-real-life role-playing gaming app were people can hack surrounding targets

– Location tracking.

– Control dynamic objects (e.g. blockers, traffic lights, etc).

– Community of players.

– 4 exclusive skills to upgrade.

The project won at Webby Awards Winner 2015GOLD Prize at 44th CMA Awards and Grand Prize at Boomerangs 2014.

 

Watch the full case: http://en.mobileup.ru/Watch_Dogs-Live-DLY-Ubisoft

Tinkoff DriveMatic

The app for «Tinkoff Insurance Company» clients helps to analyse and improve the style of driving in the real-time mode.

– Detailed travel details and route viewing.

– Viewing the location of the car.

– The information about fuel consumption.

– The full statistics of the number of emergency breaking, speed-ups and over speeding.

 

App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/ru/app/tin-koff-drivematic/id1067866421?l=en&mt=8

Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ru.tinkoff.casco

Watch the full case: http://en.mobileup.ru/tin-koff-drivematic

Reviews

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iOS Mobile App Development for Collaboration Software Provider

"MobileUp has been a step ahead."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Oct. 2015 - Oct. 2016
Project summary: 

MobileUp has developed the first version of an on-the-go project management app. The team has delivered a first version on iOS after starting from scratch and is currently provides maintenance and improvements.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Montreal, Canada
Vasily Klimko
Product Manager, cerri.com
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

For beta users, the app is functioning to provide on-the-go collaboration tools. Some bugs exist, but the source of these is undetermined. MobileUp communicates clearly and professionally, and is flexible in their working style. They think long-term, give advice, and are true partners. 

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

We develop collaboration tools for projects, as well as enterprise-level project management systems. I wear multiple hats, including product owner and marketing manager of the company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with MobileUp?

We are in the process of building a new product and taking it to market. It is geared towards end users; people who are on the go and need to collaborate on projects regardless of whether they're at a desk or working as freelancers. We wanted to provide a solution which ensured that they could communicate with project managers or other team members on the go, so we decided to build an iOS app.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

MobileUp started development from scratch. We had specs and some design, but no work had been done on the mobile side. We have worked with three members of MobileUp's team.

The app allows users to create tasks, comment on a task or assign it to a person, and create new projects.

How did you come to work with MobileUp?

MobileUp was referred to us by a friend who had used them in the past. I liked the fact that mobile development was MobileUp's core business. Other developers we approached had mobile divisions as parts of the larger organization and focused on bigger projects. MobileUp seemed to be very knowledgeable in their area.

How much have you invested with MobileUp?

The cost of MobileUp's initial work was between $15,000 and $17,500.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with MobileUp in September or October 2015. The first version was delivered in October 2016, and we're currently working on maintenance and improvements.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We are still in the process of bringing the product to the market. It would be hard for me to gauge success since only beta clients are using the app. So far, it has been doing the job in terms of providing on-the-go collaboration. We haven't collected feedback from existing clients.

The application has had some bugs, but there are always two sides of the story. We haven't always described the full specs and scenarios, so what can look like a bug may be a result of incomplete usability testing.

How did MobileUp perform from a project management standpoint?

The communication was very clear and professional. MobileUp hit timelines well and worked well with our team. It was important to get multiple API hooks for the app to work properly, and there have been delays on our end. MobileUp still managed to continue working on other parts of the application without too much blockage.

We are using our own tools for managing tasks and projects. We also used Pivotal Tracker in the beginning.

What did you find most impressive about MobileUp?

We have dealt with many outsourced companies for different parts of our product development. In comparison, MobileUp has been a step ahead. They can think long-term, provide advice, and essentially become a partner. This means that MobileUp hasn't consumed too much of our time, compared to others. We can provide information and specs to the team, and they can work independently, only coming back to us when they are really stuck. Since MobileUp has a lot of experience with mobile development, they come up with the best possible solutions for our technology constraints. I have nothing but positive feedback.

Are there any areas MobileUp could improve?

Complying with our choice of tools would be an improvement. MobileUp hasn't always used the tools specified by us for tracking the project.

4.5
Overall Score If someone wants to develop an app, and has some well-described specs, using MobileUp would be a safe choice. They can definitely deliver a good quality of work, for a good return on investment.
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Sometimes, we've had delays caused by both our sides. This is a normal part of software development. The product was delivered a bit late.
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    I don't know that much about the range of prices I could have gotten elsewhere.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    The project was very smooth, and the deliverable was good quality.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

iOS & Android Development for IT Holding Company

"Moreover, the application has the highest rating in our category among competitors."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Oct. 2015 - Oct. 2016
Project summary: 

MobileUp developed a classified advertising platform for the Kazakhstan market. The iOS and Android build had a huge scope and lots of complicated functionality.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Kazakhstan
Project Manager, Classified Advertising Platform
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

MobileUp delivered successful mobile applications on iOS and Android. They have received over 200,000 monthly visitors just one month after launch.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

We are an IT holding company that consists of three projects: Kolesa, Krisha, and Market. We are based in the cities of Astana and Almaty, operating only within Kazakhstan. Over 200 people work in our company.

Market is a free classified ads platform, created based on popular searched services of the real estate (krisha.kz) and car (kolesa.kz) businesses. Our main target is to help the buyer and the seller to find each other.

I'm a project manager on the "Market" team and I coordinate the development, marketing, moderation, support service, etc.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with MobileUp?

We had to develop an iOS app for Market. We already have an Android in-house team, and we were looking for a service provider which would give us the same quality of production as our in-house team, but for iOS.

We had an ambitious goal to develop an application that would be the absolute leader amongst all the classified ads services in Kazakhstan. We had to match all the trends from the world's best start-ups in the industry, and to make it better than competitors in all respects, including convenience, design, and stability.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

The scope of work was huge. It included a lot of screens, a variety of methods in the API, and many services which need to be integrated, much more than in any enterprise application.

It is a big classified platform supporting paid services, with a large number of filters, dependencies between parameters and categories, and a lot of logic, such as syncing favorites between the app and the website.

How did you come to work with MobileUp?

My colleague from Kolesa recommended MobileUp, saying that they were highly satisfied with the quality of their job and the skills of the team. The goal was to develop a high-quality app for iOS with the integration of our API. MobileUp was in charge of the whole stack of services, from prototyping, copywriting, and onboarding, to developing and releasing to the App Store.

Since the company had already successfully worked with MobileUp, and they knew our API, we were sure in our choice. We have not been disappointed.

How much have you invested with MobileUp?

We have spent about $30,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We began working together in October 2015 and the relationship ended in October 2016.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The app launch has exceeded our expectations. Within two weeks after the release, the app took the first place in the top free section of the App Store in Kazakhstan. For two months Market was installed by more than 300,000 of people. This is a very good number for Kazakhstan, and we are proud of it. Moreover, the application has the highest rating in our category among competitors. We have reached an active audience of 200,000 users per month since November.

How did MobileUp perform from a project management standpoint?

The project managers at MobileUp were always great at giving us feedback and responding to our needs and requests. They helped us a lot of times with the technical issues and product features.

What did you find most impressive about MobileUp?

MobileUp has a very responsible team that works great on their projects and delivers everything with good quality. They have the initiative to always dissuade us from unnecessary features.

Are there any areas MobileUp could improve?

In general, no.

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

iOS Development Live Media Streaming Service

"Everything was done on time and on budget. It was a pleasant experience to communicate with them."

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

MobileUp was hired to build a mobile application for iOS phones and tablets for musicians to have access to professional audio and camera quality for recordings, as well as a website. 

The Reviewer
 
1-10 employees
 
Paris Area, France
Andrey Arte
CEO, MusicNow
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The client gave MobileUp a perfect rating in all categories, noting that the quality of the work was high, cost effective, and deadlines were always met.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

MusicNow is a startup from France. It's a live streaming service for musicians. Musicians can stream their concerts easily with iPhones or iPads, smartphones, and tablets with good quality video and audio. I am the CEO.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with MobileUp?

MusicNow is a mobile product that addresses the problems musicians have – there are big-name stars who have access to professional audio, professional cameras, and so on because they have money and labels behind them. There are many independent musicians – young musicians – who have no access to professional broadcasting but need it to grow their audience. We provide them that with our mobile solution. For us, the mobile app is the main product that provides the main service we provide to musicians. That's why mobile development and good quality development in livestreaming and user experience was important. MobileUp recommended major research of streaming engine solutions, and they built the entire product – the entire mobile app – both front-end and back-end solutions. They customized the product for us as a company, which we can provide for our clients.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They built our iOS app. They want to build our Android app soon, which we're in the process of doing. They also built a website that, in terms of the scope, wasn't only front-end, but also back-end as well.

How did you come to work with MobileUp?

My friends recommended them and, by recommendation, I looked into their website and portfolio. We talked, and we decided to work together.

How much have you invested with MobileUp?

It's almost $50,000. It will be more with the Android version.

What is the status of this engagement?

The iOS MVP [minimum viable product] was live in February [2016]. The full product launch will be in a couple weeks [October 2016]. They're finishing it right now.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We've had more than 50 concerts streamed. We got the first feedback from musicians that they need distribution to Facebook and YouTube, which we're building out right now. In the full product, it will be available. Several unique functions are included for musicians, such as sound settings. They need sound a lot, so we launched it without this function, and then we started getting feedback from musicians. For now, there's an opportunity to see the level of sound and to incorporate special settings that is useful and musicians do use it. Another thing is multicamera, which is a cool thing. Musicians can take several iPhones and get different angles, which makes the whole experience look professional like it's a real TV broadcast from several cameras. All of this stuff was done based on the musician's feedback during our MVP process. One more thing that is cool is that we're in cooperation with Universal Music in several European markets where there will be indie label backed by Universal that will promote music among their musicians. That will launch in a couple of weeks.

How did MobileUp perform from a project management standpoint?

From my point of view, it was good. They're not a big agency, but it was very personalized. I was in touch personally with their CEO all the time developing the project – a lot. Overall, any questions I had regarding content and design were solved immediately. We can personally ask any project leader or any of the developers if we have an issue. It's flexible overall, and almost always on time. There were some things that couldn't be on account of research. They were researching the best streaming engine to use, and it took more than we expected at the beginning of the project but, more or less, management was good.

What did you find most impressive about MobileUp?

They were proactive when we had a task. We needed to build the product, but we personally – at MusicNow – didn't know how to build it. We came to MobileUp, and they proactively proposed a solution. Then, during the development process, we found out that this solution, for example, doesn't work, and they proactively proposed another solution. Also, user experience design and overall visual design were good, and we also didn't have many bugs. This was good. They developed pretty well and gave feedback during the testing. Our MVP launch was smooth with just a few issues.

Are there any areas MobileUp could improve?

We had mobile and web product in the plan. They're definitely professionals in mobile development in both front-end and back-end. They probably need more staffing for web development. It was a little longer than planned, but maybe it's not what they focus on.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    I mentioned we had some delay in web development, but it was not a crucial part of the project. It was just one of the tasks so, overall, it was done on time.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    The cost was good – we expected it would be more. I know they are not the most expensive guys in Russia. I could probably find cheaper in Ukraine or India, but I didn't feel the same comfort of quality.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    We were satisfied with the quality of the product. This is the main thing. Everything was done on time and on budget. It was a pleasant experience to communicate with them.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I already did for my friends.