Fast MVPs for Startups

We help to test digital business ideas. It's not just "create a mobile app and send it to App Store". Maybe, it's a surprise, but the idea can be tested even without any line of code. It can be photos, fake landing pages, prototypes, and MVPs. No need to build large systems to validate customer demand.

Drew Houston, founder of Dropbox started his product journey from the video "how it will work". Yes, he had the idea and the vision how it will be. So, from that point Drew didn't start coding, he just made the winning video and placed it on landing page getdropbox.com. After that, he sent a link to all friends and boom!

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- Facebook;

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- Amazon;

- Paul Hamlyn Foundation.

Drop us a line with your case — and we will choose the best solution directly for you.

 

 

 

 

 

 
$5,000+
 
$50 - $99 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2016
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Dnipro, Ukraine
headquarters
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Portfolio

Key clients: 

"Molfar.io blew me away with their enthusiasm, passion, and commitment. I hoped they would deliver a high-quality product to my high standards - and they didn't disappoint!"

Better Half Apps & Games Ltd, CEO

"Molfar.io is one of those rare companies that go above and beyond what they say..."

Lighthouse Rule LLC, Founder

 

FLY Concierge: NY food guide

New York City food guide right in your pocket: discover best restaurants, cafes, and bars nearby.

Visiting a City and want local insight? Or native to a City and looking for new experiences?
Don't go it alone! 

FLY Concierge ("FLY") instantly finds the coolest places near you to eat, drink or play. Get recommendations when you are just walking around the city.

Forget

search engines and crowd sourced sites. 
Instead, with a few quick taps on your smartphone get great recommendations, insider insight and point to point directions.
FLY knows the City so you don't have to.

Simply put, let us guide you to the right destination. 
Time is our most valuable commodity. Life experiences are our most valuable gems. 

Let's not waste either.
FLY is currently available in New York City.
 

Careviz is a free app that aims to put cancer patients in the driving seat of their treatment.

We help patients and their loved ones improve their quality of life by regrouping tools and services that provide additional support and control over the illness.

Our platform improves the lives of patients and their loved ones by:
- Using our chatbot assistant (Jane) to monitor symptoms and ease

navigation
- Making it easier to share your journey with relatives and to connect with people inside our community
- Offering wellbeing products and services recommended by our community

Our main features:
- Chatbot (get assistance from Jane)
- Health (monitor your symptoms)
- Community (find tips and information)
- Chats (stay in touch with your loved ones)
- Store (find wellbeing products)
 

wayme.tours - city-virtual guide

We're building a service that allows to rethink classical tourism and entertainment.

The way you learn a city depends on who will be the guide. wayme involves in production process not only tour guides: it's can be artists, architects, engineers, gourmets. Such approach helps to explore city like something complex and polyhedral.

You will be able to learn a lot more information about the city. More

unusual, extraordinary information. Sometimes it can be just interesting stories from urbanites lives, sometimes it can be urban legends and historical routes. Very often, we learn only a hundredth part of what really is in the city. Using wayme, you will be able to choose exactly what you want to learn according to your preferences. 

This's an application with audio-walks. Don't confuse with audio guide! It's the walks! All the time your virtual storyteller will be with you. With him, you will explore the city, interact with surrounding objects and cognize everything.

Interesting? 
Take your headphones and let's go!

AFC-Radio

AFC Radio - a unique online radio station, combining all styles of electronic dance music: atmospheric ambient, melodic and euphoric trance, inflammatory house, rhythmic techno, energetic hardstyle, hypnotic psy. 

Deciphering the names of radio speaks for itself about the radio station and its creators: ArminForum Communication Radio.
It is time to unite the electronic music lovers worldwide!

Ukrainian Financial Zen iOS app

Meditate on countries currency rate with national music and marvellous photos from all over Ukraine with amazing Ken Burns effect. 

This app clearly represents the union of all parts of Ukraine. Specially for this app our team traveled all around the country to shoot a list of beautiful and unique photos.

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MyMp3Pool iOS updating

 

The official MyMP3Pool DJ app that brings the MyMP3Pool.com website to your mobile device while you are on the go.

 

Our team took the old app and made a list of improvements such as:

 

1) iPad Version

class="p2">2) Upload to Dropbox

3) Implementing iOS 8 features

4) Supporting of iPhone 6/iPhone 6 Plus

 

Our team was pleased to work with Delvin Duelas and make his app much more user friendly.

 

We are sure that this app would be appreciated by regular users and will attract a list of new ones.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mymp3pool/id723801550?mt=8

Weiput Apple Watch app

Keeping track of your weight has never been easier. Introducing Weiput™. It's simple, intuitive and syncs with the iOS Health app on your iPhone. The great benefit to the Apple Watch will be the ability to do something very quickly. Read a text or email, get flight info, check your schedule and use health apps like Weiput. All of these things are what the Apple Watch was made for. A wearable device

you use for less than 10 seconds at a time. Weiput allows you to enter your weight in seconds. Quick and simple that is how Weiput was designed. 

Weiput for weight input.

http://www.weiputapp.com

The Better Half Game

The Better Half Game is the interactive new app to put brides to the test and find out how well they really know their husband-to-be and for all partners to find out how well they really know each other!

Features:

- Personalise games with names and gender of players

- Play nine great categories

- Play up to five rounds per game

- Hundreds of questions

- Write your own

questions

- Record P1's Answers in advance & continue later

- Save every game & share directly to Facebook

Memo Mailer app

Memo Mailer is a free digital audio voice recorder. It has been designed to clear your head of mind clutter, and make sure you never forget an action or an idea. Memo Mailer will sky-rocket your productivity!

Memo Mailer requires IOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.

Features
- Voice memos sent straight to your

Inbox
- Simple interface
- Large Record button
- Upgrade to include Record button for the second person
- Never forget anything again

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/memo-mailer/id1063739354?mt=8​

Snore Report iOS app

Do you want to evaluate your sleep?

SnoreReport is the best way to monitor your snoring. Use SnoreReport every night to find new remedies to get a better night’s rest.

• Modify factors that may affect how you sleep
• Beautiful, easy-to-use interface
• Displays snoring progress with robust graphs
• Playback

previous night recordings
• Compare how well you slept over various nights

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/snore-report/id1056175227?mt=8

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Demand Testing and Demo Creation for Mobile App

"They're honest, straightforward, and professional."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Feb. - Apr. 2019
Project summary: 

molfar.io tested customer demand for a mobile app. They created several landing pages and demos to present ideas in different ways to different audiences.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Dnipro, Ukraine
Project Manager, IT Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

One of their test solutions showed a conversion rate of over 20%, which proved satisfactory and allowed the project to move toward fundraising. molfar.io responds quickly to new issues and customer requests. 

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I'm a manager in a small Ukrainian IT company. Recently, we get to EU market.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire molfar.io?

I wasn’t sure will the app development work and tried to save money on this. When I found molfar.io, they proposed to test the market at first. I thought this can work as it required x10 less efforts. And it worked.

What were your goals for this project?

Test market demand and answer on a question: “Is there a reason in app development? We made a demo app with them in terms of testing market demand.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

Was searching for a local company on Clutch. They were one of first who answered and provided with the estimate in just 2 days. It was quite important as we had a very tight with the schedule and budget.

Describe the project in detail.

I had a client that has an idea of launching a new app but wasn’t sure if there a demand on the market. Based on this, I’ve reached molfar.io team to support us with this client. Everything that they ask for was Executive Summary. In a day later, they proposed us 3 different packages how we can validate our idea with different budget and time.

So, we agreed to work for 3 months and create several landing pages that will present idea in different ways for different audiences. They just asked to approve, design, audiences, and budget for the ads. Also, they divided the price into milestones and sent invoices only after our approval of the done work.

What was the team composition?

I was working with 4 team members: PM, Marketing Analyst, developer, and SMM manager.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Our client was targeting on Sweden market, and one our website showed more than 20% conversion rate which is very good. Now, we are working on raising funds to create an app and I’m pretty sure we will work with them on this project too.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

We had access to Kanban board and to Slack channel where the team was available. All the topics were discussed and there was no topic that was evaded. There was a jump on Facebook ads at midnight that could lead to quite big money loss. So, I tried to call and ask to stop ads, and that’s what molfar.io did right away. Despite the point that we are at the same time zone.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

They're honest, straightforward, and professional.

Are there any areas for improvement?

Not sure. I had experience in working with different remote teams but this one left me very satisfied with the process and result.

5.0
Overall Score awesome
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    delivered in 2 days before deadline
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    reasonable
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    outstanding
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    would definitely do

Company Audit for FinTech Firm

"Their capacity to make a fully objective analysis and dive deep into questions and assumptions stood out to us." 

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

molfar.io evaluated a business’ processes and human resources to ensure long-term viability. They spent considerable time on-site, investigating marketing strategies, compensation levels, and various projects.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Kiev, Ukraine
Peter Rozsa
Vice President, MinexSystems
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

After concluding their work, molfar.io delivered a comprehensive report detailing staff cutbacks, project continuation recommendations, and cash flow improvement strategies. Their objectivity and commitment were on display, resulting in effective, well-thought out plans for lasting change.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I was a VP at MinexSystems, a FinTech/blockchain company. They bridged payment methods with cryptocurrencies to bring innovation to the market.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire molfar.io?

The company was facing serious cash flow issues. As a recently appointed VP (previously being an investor), I needed to understand what was going wrong and what to improve. I brought on molfar.io to perform the task

What were your goals for this project?

We set out to evaluate many aspects of our business including company organization, human resources, marketing strategy, and core processes. They were to provide a full report with a proposed action plan and layoff plan.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

I’ve known the company for some time, especially one of its founders.

Describe the project in detail.

We described the task on the phone in depth. After the first meeting, where all the details were sorted out, molfar.io came to evaluate the entire company for two weeks. Then, they produced the report and gave a presentation.

What was the team composition?

We worked with two Molfar crews: one for our company and one for our technology.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We took their advice to heart, laying off unproductive or over expensive staff, reorganizing the company, ending unproductive projects, and focusing on cash flow production. These steps gave us room to breathe and implement foundational changes, which would have allowed us to survive. Unfortunately, with management not changing, these measures were quickly abandoned and the company failed. None of this was molfar.io’s fault, however.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

Our personal relationship allowed for a smooth workflow. There was communication every day. Tasks were performed as expected.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Their capacity to make a fully objective analysis and dive deep into questions and assumptions stood out to us. They also excelled at linking consequences to causes and highlighting both board spectrum and granular views of issues.

Are there any areas for improvement?

Already having some experience with the company, things went pretty much as expected. As our management was tough and not particularly cooperative (keeping some of the company's info private) Molfar could have stood their ground more firmly. That would be the only thing to say.

5.0
Overall Score Quality, speed, and process. They're what every company should strive for.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Things moved easily.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Prices were discussed and made fair for all parties.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Exactly as expected, needed, and discussed.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    100% likely.

Native iOS & Android Dev Support for Banking Apps

“Each team member—from project manager to QA tester—tried to come up with solutions that would benefit our end users.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Jan. - May 2019
Project summary: 

molfar.io joined an ongoing project to help the internal development team complete native iOS and Android banking apps. They initially focused on the customer support modules before shifting into a QA role.

The Reviewer
 
5,001-10,000 Employees
 
Dnipro, Ukraine
Project Manager, Bank
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

With their robust product experience, molfar.io brought a user-focused mindset to the table. They recommended several tactics to organize and speed up development, allowing the internal team to complete the apps on time for beta testing. Users have responded well to the products.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

We’re one of the biggest banks in Ukraine that’s powered by modern technologies. We have 22 million users and provide all banking services like cards, credits, deposits. I’m the project manager who led the communication with molfar.io.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire molfar.io?

Before we approached molfar.io, our main product team was in the process of rewriting our client application for mobile banking. We’d already been developing the apps for a year but realized that we were closing in on a tight deadline, so we hired molfar.io to boost our development capabilities.

What were your goals for this project?

We needed them to support us so that we could get our mobile apps out on time. With our app, users could manage card accounts, communicate with customer support, and book all of our other services.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

It was a difficult process. I interviewed about ten teams from our city, and the price/quality ratio was not good. Some had high estimates, others could only start after a month, and many were only semi-skilled.

Then, one of our team members recommended molfar.io. He knew the founders and organized a meeting with them. I was positively surprised by their product-based approach and flexibility. Usually, offshore teams offer a people-per-hour model that isn’t the most effective way to build products like ours. But molfar.io’s method seemed to suit our needs. That was the deciding point for us, and we signed an NDA with them.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

It was a productive collaboration. molfar.io provided us with native iOS/Android mobile development, project/product management, QA services, and UX design. We liked that they offered certain services like UX design free of change because they were focused on producing a better final result.

We had all of the documentation ready at the start, including the product requirements document, technical specifications, storyboards, and more. They used our materials to estimate how many resources we would need to meet our deadline.

Afterward, we agreed on the scope of work and tasked them with building out support functions: managers, chats, ratings, an FAQ section, urgent calls, and other add-ons. Once they finished that initial scope, we allocated them to support the project’s overall bug fixes.

What was the team composition?

They assigned three iOS Swift developers, an Android Kotlin developer, a QA tester, and a project manager. 90% of the time, I interacted with the project manager, and he managed all tasks/questions/issues with their developers. I liked that a lot—the less communication with different people, the better.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We completed the apps on time, which was the main success factor. Based on molfar.io’s product background and recommendations, we managed to improve our roadmap/workflow and speed up our processes. Today, the apps are in a closed beta, and we’ve received very positive feedback from our beta users.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

I think the management was really good; I can't remember any issues or misunderstandings during the process. Our team used a Scrum methodology with one-week sprints, daily meetings, and retrospectives, which Molfar.io fit into well. They joined our meetings and gave daily and weekly updates. Whenever I had questions, they would respond within 10–20 minutes. We used Slack for communication. 

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Not only did they meet my expectations, but they were so flexible. Our team was surprised that they could jump into the project in just a week.

Their product-focused mindset was also a significant addition. Each team member—from project manager to QA tester—tried to come up with solutions that would benefit our end users and product, which is rare for developers.

Are there any areas for improvement?

No, it’s really hard to add anything. Maybe they could improve their testing by adding more unit tests for 100% code coverage. Otherwise, everything else was good.

5.0
Overall Score They went the extra mile to provide us with valuable product suggestions and UX improvements, even though we only paid for development.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    molfar.io showed their dedication to the work and drove results. Each sprint was delivered on time, despite change requests and minor additions.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They had the best price/quality ratio out of all of our options. We paid more for the fast start, but it was worth it. We made the right decision.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Their developers use modern frameworks (e.g., Swift, Kotlin) and review important code with unit tests. They did a good job on QA, too.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    They’re a good option if you are looking for a dev partner who can deliver fast. The team is flexible and responsive, adjusting to your requirements.

App Design & Development for Yoga Studio

"They make us feel like their sole focus."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Apr. 2019 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Using existing wireframes, molfar.io is creating the MVP of a mobile app. 

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Sydney, Australia
Tom Ray
Co-Founder & CEO, YogiBirth
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Although the project is not yet live, the quality of work is exceptional and the draft was finished in just three weeks. molfar.io works quickly and makes the whole project enjoyable. They not only deliver outstanding work but also explain their thought process and make highly valuable suggestions. 

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I'm the co-founder and CEO of YogiBirth, an online pregnancy yoga studio that reduces the risk of postnatal and postpartum depression. Created by a midwife, YogiBirth offers online prenatal and postnatal yoga, meditation, and education classes to women and their partners.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire molfar.io?

We needed to design and develop the MVP of an app. My co-founder and I don't have a tech background, so we needed a partner. We were unsure if hybrid or native development, or an Android or iOS app, was the right way to go. We needed a partner that could not only build the app, but also offer strategic planning and help us understand the risks and rewards.

What were your goals for this project?

Our objectives were to design and develop an MVP, launch it on an app store, and attract 1,000 users in three months. 

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

I found 50 companies and shortlisted four. Beyond a partner that met our cost and quality requirements, we wanted someone to challenge our ideas and respectfully propose alternatives. We didn't want them to build everything we asked without question.

I was sold on molfar.io after reading their website. The web content of most developers is based on showing what they can create, but nothing about how their work performs in the app stores. Their website explains their cheap, lean process and hosts well-written content on launch marketing and growth channel selection. I spent hours on their website.

I knew that they understood how to build an app and get the first 1,000 users. I contacted the team and solidified my decision. Their English was great, their speed was incredible, and their expectation management was good. 

Describe the project in detail.

We provided amateur wireframes, a business plan, and a pitch deck. Over the course of three weeks, they have provided seven drafts of design ideas. Within a week, they provided a TestFlight login so we could view the current state of the build. This stage is still in process. We plan to publish on and optimize for the App Store in three weeks.

What was the team composition?

We had a team of four: one full-stack developer for iOS and AWS, one project manager, one QA analyst, and one designer. The two co-founders are also a real pleasure. They constantly come up with new ideas, are both fun and informative.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We have yet to publish our app, but we have the design drafts and the quality of work is incredibly high. The app was visible in the build environment within five days of starting this project. If I had to do it all again, I'd choose molfar.io every single time. They're bringing our dream to life, and they truly care about it.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

It's amazing. They're always on Slack presenting new content, ideas, challenges, and updates. During the workday, they respond either immediately or within 15-30 minutes. Their project management and expectation setting are highly impressive. Their English is brilliant, and our timezones coordinate well.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Their speed is incredible. I've worked with onshore companies that charge 1000 times more and move 1000 times slower. They make us feel like their sole focus. They are incredibly patient, always justifying their opinions with the estimated UX impact; they respectfully challenge us when they don't agree and provide alternatives to keep up momentum. Most importantly, working with them is fun and their price is competitive. 

I'm also incredibly impressed with their English. Mentors warned me that communication issues are common with offshore partners, but their written and verbal English is excellent. That makes working with them an absolute pleasure.

Are there any areas for improvement?

Everything has been brilliant. The only thing I could possibly suggest is that they be more inventive with their designs. We love the design we've chosen, though, so that's a moot point.

5.0
Overall Score I would choose them again and again. Working with them is the best decision we've made.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    We have regular, daily communication and expectation setting. They always deliver on time or ahead of schedule.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    I would give this a six if I could; it's very competitive.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    It's brilliant.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I already have and will continue to do so.

Mobile App Dev for Consulting Company Client

“For businesses that want to save money and also launch their product as quickly as possible, molfar.io can help.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Feb. 2019 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

molfar.io is developing an iOS and Android app in a three-phase project. The team created the design based on market methodologies, and they launched the MVP.  

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Ukraine
Vlad Sapozhnykov
CEO, Marketing Consulting Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

molfar.io has utilized market research and expertise to drive traffic and cut costs by $20,000. The MVP has 45,000 active users. Engaging and receptive, the team offers critical advice and guidance. They deliver exceptional results promptly.  

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the CEO of a marketing consulting company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with molfar.io?

We needed to outsource development for a client’s digital business app.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

molfar.io is building iOS and Android applications. My team provided the core idea, and molfar.io is developing the software. So far, they’ve used marketing methodologies to create a design that is in line with the target customers. The team launched the MVP.

What is the team composition?

My team works with five people from the molfar.io team. I am primarily in contact with the company’s founder.

How did you come to work with molfar.io?

I searched for companies with expertise in mobile development, and I found molfar.io on Clutch.

How much have you invested in them?

We have spent around $17,000 so far.

What is the status of this engagement?

We began working with molfar.io in February 2019, and the work is ongoing. The work is being done in three phases.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Based on their research and understanding of the market, molfar.io proposed ways for us to save money in the development phase by cutting certain features. We saved approximately $20,000. None of their competitors proposed such a cost-effective approach.

Since launching our MVP, we have garnered 45,000 active users. molfar.io’s work has driven traffic.

How did molfar.io perform from a project management standpoint?

The team fosters high-caliber discussions and answers any questions we have in detail. They have been very timely. molfar.io’s founder is accessible and provides excellent advice.

What did you find most impressive about them?

molfar.io has delivered an outstanding app while saving us a considerable amount of money.

Are there any areas they could improve?

It would be great if they offered more services because they provide such top-tier work.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

For businesses that want to save money and also launch their product as quickly as possible, molfar.io can help. I recommend working with them as soon as possible.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Deadlines are always met.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They helped us save even more than we spent.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They deliver high-quality work.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I already recommend them.

App Design and Research for App Startup

"It's just not about the money to them. They think about the long-term perspective of the app."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Dec. 2018 - Feb. 2019
Project summary: 

molfar.io designed the front- and backend for an A.I.-based app. They also provided market research and created a pitch deck for investors.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Brooklyn, New York
Dae`Shaun Hendricks
Founder, Old Mayfallia
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The app that molfar.io designed was well-received. Their team kept the project moving (and on budget) through constant communication, providing critical status updates throughout the engagement. They also offered useful tactical advice that was subsequently implemented.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the CEO and founder of a startup company that specializes in creating apps.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with molfar.io? 

I needed help with the app design, as well as market research and a pitch deck.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement? 

They did the front- and backend design for my AI-based app. So far the app is only for iOS. We plan to release it in May. I hope to release it for Android after we do market testing. 

molfar.io advised on the business strategy. They helped me think through what features to implement now and which ones to add over the coming years. They did market research to see if there are any apps like this already on the market. They found a few apps that were similar but not identical. They let me know how mine could be better. They also created a pitch deck for selling the app to investors. 

What is the team composition?

I primarily dealt with Ivan (founder, molfar.io).

How did you come to work with molfar.io? 

I was researching app companies because I had some bad experiences last year. A lot of people online are running scams, saying they know how to produce apps but they really don't. I had mishaps with so-called business people who didn't know what they're doing. I invested over $50,000 last year and ended up nowhere.

Basically, I gave one last shot to molfar.io. I saw pictures of apps that they created. The one that really stood out to me is their app for cancer patients to inform family members of the status of chemotherapy treatments. I thought it was really beautiful, and it made me want to work with them. 

How much have you invested with them?

I spent less than $5,000.

What is the status of this engagement? 

The project took place from December 2018–February 2019.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

molfar.io was quite good. I especially loved working with Ivan. He's a great person and very intelligent. They do the research and really know the market. They gave me solid advice on when is the appropriate time to implement certain features. I appreciated their urging me to find a market for the app and build the demand for it first.

How did molfar.io perform from a project management standpoint? 

Their team was perfect. Hands down the best app company I've worked with. They worked so fluently. Ivan always sent me updates. He’s 100% honest and straightforward, with a quick response time. He’d respond within 20 minutes if I sent him a message. They were hands-on through the whole process, weighing in on every single idea and feature. 

What did you find most impressive about them? 

molfar.io gave me so much knowledge. It's just not about the money to them. They think about the long-term perspective of the app. Usually when people create apps, they want instant gratification or instant success. Ivan let me know that it might to take years and not to expect overnight success. He encouraged me to think of the app as a business and how could my idea be of service to people. It really changed my frame of mind to think about how I can make an app that is of service and helpful. The best way to do that is to do the market research and listen to customers. They truly taught me a lot about app development and how important it is to get feedback. 

Are there any areas they could improve? 

I don't think so. Everything was perfect. 

Do you have any advice for potential customers? 

Just listen. The most important thing is to listen and be open to new developments.

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

iOS Mobile App Dev of Social Experiences Platform

"They helped me develop something better and more successful than what I originally envisioned."

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

Following a unique development process, molfar.io designed and created an MVP mobile application, available on iOS devices, that suggests local food and entertainment attractions.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
New York, New York
Darryl Heslop
CEO, FLY Concierge
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The highly responsive team’s candid feedback and exceptional, market-focused process created a valuable entrepreneurial partnership. The app resulted in 26 downloads, without marketing, and mostly positive responses from users regarding design, UX, and UI.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am the founder and CEO of FLY Concierge, a mobile app that instantly provides suggestions for food, drink, or entertainment based on the user’s location.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with molfar.io?

I needed help to develop my app and bring it to the market.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

I reached out with a PowerPoint presentation of my ideas and my business plan. I had the concept of what I wanted but didn’t know how to bring it to fruition. They came back with constructive criticism of how to improve it and make sure that it had either a special niche or made a big impact on the market.

After that, we had a six-week collaborative effort of figuring out exactly how to proceed. I would send them images of other websites or apps that I liked, or features that I thought should be implemented, and they would provide direction and draw up wireframes.

For a few weeks after that back and forth development, we had a beta product. Now, we have a minimum viable product (MVP) available for iOS devices through the App Store. The app is, essentially, a chatbot that enables users to interact with each other and discover new locations for food, drink, or entertainment based on their location. That required molfar.io to develop chat features, a responsive GPS component, and a way for users to make and filter out suggestions.

What is the team composition?

I’ve worked with three members of their team: the owner—who oversaw the entire project—the team leader, and the chief technology officer.

How did you come to work with molfar.io?

I had been researching on Clutch and molfar.io was one of the development companies that I emailed. I knew that they would be a good fit based on their reviews and unique development approach.

They didn’t just develop to reach the final product. At each stage, they had a product that I could interact with, whether that was a beta product or MVP. We would gauge reactions to that product to decide whether to proceed, improve on what we had, and develop a new product. I had never heard of another company approaching development in that way, and it seemed that it would not only save money but would also produce the best response from the market.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent over $10,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

Our work together began in May 2018 and is still ongoing. We currently have a three-month warranty, so they help with maintenance and improvements.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

There were 26 downloads within the first 24 hours of uploading it to my website without any additional marketing. We’ve received extremely positive feedback from users, specifically regarding the design, UI, and UX. Other feedback from users has been focused on additional functionality, such as real-time GPS updates or search filters. But we had been expecting critique in that vein since we made the decision to release the MVP and let the market dictate how to improve it.

How did molfar.io perform from a project management standpoint?

The team as a whole was very responsive and would get back to me quickly. Our teams typically communicated through Asana and Slack, while the owner and I would have a Skype call once or twice a week. I have a separate day job, and the owner was very flexible in having conference calls with me during unusual hours, weekends, or the middle of a workday.

What did you find most impressive about them?

I have a partnership with them that I couldn’t find anywhere else. They didn’t just say yes to my ideas and collect a paycheck; they provided critical feedback because they wanted to see the product succeed. In one of my conversations with the owner, he asked me about my moneymaking strategy for the app and was very upfront about the fact that he didn’t think it would work. He wanted to see the app succeed, and didn’t want to see me go bankrupt, so he established an accurate download price based on market value. We had those difficult discussions and the team provided exceptional advice. They didn’t just give me what I wanted, they helped me develop something better and more successful than what I originally envisioned.

Additionally, they made suggestions that didn’t directly tie to the app but helped me, my development team, and my business. For example, the owner developed his own app, applied, and was accepted into the Y Combinator Startup School, which ultimately awarded him $10,000 for development. Based on that experience, he recommended that I apply for the school, which I did and I was also accepted. That was a beneficial suggestion that never would have crossed my mind.  

They also saw the project as an investment in reputation, both theirs and mine. One of their additional goals was to have my business added to a pipeline or community of successful startup companies. That demonstrated to me that they didn’t accept the project for the money, but for the opportunity.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I’m a firm believer that everything has room for improvement, but I really don’t have any criticisms of molfar.io. Our experience working together has been consistently fantastic, and I view them as entrepreneurial partners with a unique development approach.

5.0
Overall Score Working with them was absolutely great.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They were flexible and always available to meet.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Their cost was considerably less than their competitors, yet they had superior product.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They consistently delivered products of the highest caliber.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I would recommend them to anyone with 100% certainty that they would be satisfied with the outcome.

Native Mobile App Dev for Job Search Platform

“The quality is very good now, and the apps function better than we anticipated.”

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
4.5
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
June - Oct. 2017
Project summary: 

molfar.io developed, deployed, and maintained Android and iOS apps that allowed users to search job postings. They recently added new functionality that provided more in-depth tools for job seekers.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Munich, Germany
Lead Developer, Job Posting Platform
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

This review was updated on December 20, 2018 by the client. Original star ratings were: Overall – 3, Quality – 3, Scheduling – 2.5, Cost – 3.5, NPS – 3. New content is below.

The apps attracted thousands of downloads and earned decent feedback. Although molfar.io suffered from early scheduling delays, they were responsive to criticism and improved their operations. They were friendly and dedicated, and they fixed issues quickly.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the lead developer of mobile app environments. Our company provides a job offer platform. If a business has a vacancy, they contact us and we post on local job websites. Only mid-sized companies can book jobs on our website to increase visibility. Large companies can't flood our website and hide smaller companies’ offers.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with molfar.io?

We had a website, but wanted to enhance the user experience and allow visitors to look for jobs on their Android or iOS phones.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

molfar.io developed, deployed, and maintained native apps for Android and iOS. We listed requirements and described what the app should offer our users. We’re currently putting the deliverables into our knowledge base.

What is the team composition?

I mainly contacted the project leader. They assigned two iOS and two Android developers, and at least one designer.

How did you come to work with molfar.io?

The project took place before I joined the company. They searched Google for providers. We may have found molfar.io through our Russian colleagues.

How much have you invested with them?

I wasn’t involved with the budget, but I would estimate that the project cost €10,000–€15,000 (approximately $11,500–$17,300 USD).

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked with molfar.io between June and October 2017. We launched the apps in 2017.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We didn’t track any metrics. The Android version has around 3,000 installations at the moment, and the iOS one has around 500. The user feedback ranges from average to good. I enjoyed working with them. Our contact was nice and they normally responded quickly. Overall, molfar.io did a good job.

How did molfar.io perform from a project management standpoint?

We used Trello and Slack for communication. They managed several things well. When they said they would finish something by a specific time, they usually delivered. However, they missed a couple of milestones. The final project delivery was more than two months late. The quality was okay, but the timing wasn't great.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They were always nice and kind, even when we weren't satisfied. molfar.io always remained calm and tried to fix issues as quickly as possible.

Are there any areas they could improve?

They should focus more on testing. Our problems could have been avoided with a better testing procedure. Their architecture decisions could have been enhanced, but I don’t know their exact procedures. We also had some problems with their offerings, although we made some mistakes of our own. The code was inconsistent; it looked like multiple people had worked on it.

Do you have any advice for future customers?

If I worked with molfar.io again, I would write down exactly what we want, what we expect, when we expect it, and what is included in the scope. I’d be more specific about the functionalities that we agreed on, and I would specify when they should be delivered. We weren't clear enough, so they told us that some things we expected had not been agreed upon. Since we didn’t specifically write them down, we couldn’t prove that they had.

Updated Review

This review was updated on December 20, 2018 by the client. Original star ratings were: Overall – 3, Quality – 3, Scheduling – 2.5, Cost – 3.5, NPS – 3. New content is below.

 

SOLUTION

What was the scope of the project?

The product remained the same, but we’re working much more on maintenance and feature implementation for our apps. The apps allow users to search for job offers based on search queries. New features include push notifications, bookmark options, and the ability to apply for jobs directly through the app.

What is the team composition?

We worked with the same team, which includes the same project leader and a couple of developers.

How much have you invested with them?

The project remained within the €10,000–€15,000 range.

 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We’ve seen positive changes since my last review. Initially, we had some trouble with delivery times and their understanding of our problems. Nearly all the areas we had issues with were resolved, and we’ve had a much better experience.

How did molfar.io perform from a project management standpoint?

We used Trello much more and implemented a process to optimize and automate quality testing. In my first review of them, I mentioned they should focus more on testing. We spoke with them about the issues we had, improved communication, and focused on our expectations. We had a few scheduling hiccups at the start, but everything works much better now.

Are there any areas they could improve?

There is always room for improvement, but nothing specific comes to mind. The quality is very good now, and the apps function better than we anticipated. We may make changes as we continue working together, but there are no problems at the moment.

Is there anything else you wish to add to this review?

We’re happy that they were able to address some of our issues. They listened to our needs, and we saw major improvements to the quality, communication, and our overall experience.

5.0
Overall Score They improved a lot, and we’re very pleased with their current level.
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Their scheduling improved the most since my first review
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They’re very generous and made us a good offer.
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    We implemented new testing procedures, and the quality well exceeded our expectations.
  • 4.5 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I would definitely refer them. They accepted our criticism and made changes to improve the project.

QA Testing & iOS MVP App Dev for Cancer Patients

“Their team is responsive, clear, and proactive in their approach to our partnership.”

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

molfar.io provided development and QA testing services for a community-building medical app. The team created multiple working functionalities and integrated them into the platform, which is built using AWS.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
London, United Kingdom
Mikael Metthey
CEO, Careviz
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The molfar.io team produces thorough and detailed development in a timely fashion. They proactively try to improve the product through valuable suggestions and additional solutions. They communicate responsively and have the ability to comprehensively explain their processes.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am the co-founder and CEO of Careviz. We manage an iOS mobile app that aims to reduce the feeling of isolation in cancer patients by provided access to a larger community and coping tools.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with molfar.io?

We wanted to identify and test our assumptions for what functionalities would be valuable to include in the app. We formed a list through user research and needed assistance with their development, integration, and beta testing.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We brought their team in during our prototype testing process, where we identified the most useful and desired functionalities for our iOS app. They confirmed our findings and helped us devise a development plan that first prioritized basic features, then allowed for the integration of more complex functionalities. We are working through the project in two-week sprints. The molfar.io team builds a working and useful function, tests it, then uses our feedback to inform the updates for the next phase of the cycle. They use Amazon Web Services (AWS) as the hosting structure and ensure General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance in each element.

What is the team composition?

We mainly work with the project manager, a stack developer, frontend developer, backend developer, and their in-house QA expert.

How did you come to work with molfar.io?

We explored about 40 different options in our interview process. In our preliminary product runs, they showed an exquisite understanding of the lean workflow and our desired minimum viable product (MVP) development cycle. We found that they had potential to be a very valuable contribution to our project at a competitive price.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent around €30,000 ($34,747 USD) so far.

What is the status of this engagement?

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

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Their work is high-quality and incredibly thorough. They identify all of our bugs, then make the necessary changes and add the proper details to facilitate continuous improvement of the app.

How did molfar.io perform from a project management standpoint?

We use a Slack channel to discuss our daily issues, questions, and requests, with additional phone calls if necessary. We schedule weekly reviews and a Skype call within each sprint cycle. Their team is responsive, clear, and proactive in their approach to our partnership. molfar.io pays great attention to detail in their work, proposes multiple alternative solutions or approaches, and is always open to questions from our side. They properly addressed all of our technical concerns, often they solve problems internally before reaching out to us for assistance.

What did you find most impressive about them?

The team willingly gives very valuable input. They use their past expertise to try to fill any gaps in our user experience by adding additional features or design elements.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I have no complaints on the development side, but they could be a little more adventurous in their designs. I would have liked an options-based approach that provided a variety of creative choices.

Any advice for potential customers?

I recommend clients read their website before hiring molfar.io to find informational resources and answer any initial questions. If, after that, they still need clarification, don’t hesitate to reach out to the molfar.io team because they will happily respond.

5.0
Overall Score It has been a wonderful experience.
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Sometimes the level of complexity puts us sightly behind schedule.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They are more competitive, price wise, than others in the industry.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They are sharp in their attention to detail. They always meet expectations.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    They are able to adapt their approach to a variety of projects.

iOS App Demo for Digital Payment Provider

“They proved themselves to be responsive, especially in terms of delivery.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Aug. 2017
Project summary: 

molfar.io was the dev team responsible for rapidly building an iOS-compatible, Bluetooth-integrated payment application as a response to an RFP.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employee
 
London, United Kingdom
Director, Finance Platform
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Although the RFP hasn’t been awarded yet, the app was very well received by the prospective client. molfar.io’s staunch and adaptive team not only developed a fully-standalone app amidst a strict deadline, but also provided helpful consulting along the way. Their progressive nature is impressive.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

We’re a software company that creates dual solutions for the financial industry with a specific focus on digital payments, mobile banking, and customer engagement. I’m currently the director of presales, and my footprint is mostly in Europe and the immediate area.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with molfar.io?

We needed to rapidly create a demo system for a company that was running an RFP [request for proposal]. In just a few days, we needed to put together a design for a mobile solution as well as its implementation. This was during the summer and holiday season here, so we were really lacking resources.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

molfar.io was the head dev team for our demo application. It allows two mobile phones operating on the iOS platform to communicate together via Bluetooth and simulate payment transactions in different ways. The payment could be initiated by the customer or merchants. What we achieved is a complete and self-contained demonstrable user experience for the digital payment industry.

The demo could not be connected to any backend system due to its nature. So, molfar.io created a fully-standalone app that houses all the data within itself. It has to communicate with the outside via Bluetooth, so that in the end, the demo works by putting the two separate phones close to each other in order to process payment. The merchant application requests the payment, then by a simple tap, the customer application simulates said payment. Once the user has finished the payment, both parties are sent a notification.

molfar.io was also able to manage the Bluetooth integration in a way that allowed the app to be woken up in case it wasn’t running in the background.

What is the team dynamic?

I’m unsure of the team allocated for my project. I only interacted with Ivan [Founder, molfar.io], and he managed all of the exchanges with their internal developers.

How did you come to work with molfar.io?

Our relationship stems from a previous experience we had with them where we worked on an emergency basis for another dev system. We had found them through the Internet earlier this year, then gave them the first project that was also very rushed, lacking resources, and unexpected. However, they had the capacity in order to deal with those difficulties and plan something for our site.

Since the first project was really successful, we decided to go back to them. They were still able to keep up with our expectations and provide us with a product that met all our requirements.

How much have you invested with them?

The cost was around €3,000–€4,000 (U.S. $3,500–$4,700).

What is the status of this engagement?

The project began in August 2017, and was completed within roughly 3 weeks.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We haven’t been awarded the RFP, but the project was very well received by the prospective customer. It fulfilled all of the expectations that they had, and I was very happy with it.

How did molfar.io perform from a project management standpoint?

Their project management was really excellent. Although it wasn’t a large or complex project, the amount of time in which it needed to be executed was very short. They proved themselves to be responsive, especially in terms of delivery. They used some Agile methodology, so they were able to remain progressive in terms of overall progress and changes both in design and application behavior. Their project management allowed us to stay on track and catch up quickly to complete the project as soon as possible.

What did you find most impressive about them?

molfar.io was very knowledgeable about the technology, and they also helped us with some consulting regarding elements that were unclear at the beginning of the project. We had asked them to indicate what the technology would and wouldn’t allow, and they were very prompt in researching those details. They came up with a solid opinion on things that could be done, which helped us in the delivery of the final message to the end customer.

Are there any areas they could improve?

This was a very small project, so there isn’t much to say. I really believe our company was satisfied. The only thing that they may need to improve a little is their ability to be more selectable with the graphical user interface, especially in terms of adding features. However, it was just some kind of prototyping approach, and we understood that not all of our requests could be addressed by them. If a client really wants to scope something out, slight improvements in being able to accommodate those last-minute, unavoidable changes would be beneficial.

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
    I’m very likely to recommend them.