The Bright Future With Excellent Web Platforms

Our transparent processes and fully integrated workflow allows us to deliver world-class products. We offer a cross-functional team for your project and a reasonable price. 

Modern programming techniques and high-level engineers are our main assets. Our team strongly believes in agile methodology and design thinking approach in developing websites and apps.

Backend - Ruby on Rails is the main driver for the vast majority of our projects. For enterprise solutions and heavy loaded projects we enable microservices and hook up cloud-based solutions.

Frontend - React and Redux are our tools to provide great user experience. If mobile apps development is required we appeal to Cordova for cross-platform apps.

Design - We apply wireframes and detailed prototyping using Adobe depending on the problem to be solved.

DevOps - PostgreSQL and MongoDB are our databases. Capistrano helps our engineers reliably and insensibly deploy apps with Chef automating server-side management.

 
$5,000+
 
$25 - $49 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
1999
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Saint-Petersburg, Russia
headquarters
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    Tallinn
    Estonia

Portfolio

Key clients: 

TwoCapp a business matchmaking mobile app. Conomy is a powerful yet flexible FinTech startup for processing financial data. Slidecast is a self-service tool for interactive presentations.

Slidecast

Slidecast is a self-service tool for interactive presentations. It facilitates design process and allows to conduct surveys engaging audience with their smartphones. 

Renaissance Holding

Renaissance Holding is a group of construction companies, operating in 16 countries.

Conomy

Conomy is a powerful yet flexible FinTech startup for processing financial data.

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Lead Generation Web Design for Large Manufactuer

"Their programmers and technical specialists are very qualified."

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

Molinos rebuilt an outdated website to make it mobile responsive, creating new landing pages and a CRM as well. They’ve since worked on several iterations of it, providing frontend designers and programmers.

The Reviewer
 
201 - 500 Employees
 
Moscow, Russia
Tatiana Morachevskaia
CMO, Fabrika Okon
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The new site’s bounce rate dropped from 50% to 15% and the personal account function they created is essential in bringing in repeat customers. Molinos’ availability of both frontend and backend experts, along with their transparency in communicating expenses and project status are major strengths.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the CMO of Fabrika Okon, a window manufacturing company based in Moscow, Russia. We’re in a highly competitive market due to a lot of participants and market capacity, and while we’re a mature and well-organized business, marketing strategies still influence the margin significantly. I’m responsible for sales and offline/online marketing.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Molinos?

We had a perfectly built website which generated stable leads but it became obsolete both internally and externally. Moreover, our mobile audience grew significantly and our website was not responsive.

Our assignment was to upgrade the website without being offline, retain a conversion rate, and implement a more convenient CMS [content management system]. On top of that, we had to develop several landing pages to generate more leads, promote new products and technologies, and increase turnover up to 5%.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We did research and design mockups in-house but needed a team to rebuild the frontend with a mobile-responsive design. We also needed to find a CRM [customer relationship management] solution for the convenience of our content managers and administrators.

The team at Molinos perfectly handled all the frontend and backend parts. Additionally, they created several landing pages per our guidelines and developed the option for creating a personal account, which would allow delivery tracking, a bonus account, and CRM integration.

Adjustments, content management, and preparation for the new release took us three months altogether. We also released several more versions as well, with each iteration taking about two months.

What is the team dynamic?

I communicated with the account manager from Molinos on a daily basis during the project. I don’t know how many people were involved, but there was a team of frontend programmers and designers.

How did you come to work with Molinos?

I had worked for Molinos more than six years ago, before starting at Fabrika Okon. We included them in a tender to find a contractor that had a clear workflow and strong web development experience.

After the first round, we chose five of the most suitable companies and conducted a meeting with them to make a final decision. Molinos had all the qualities we were looking for: planning, great pricing, and process openness.

What is the status of this engagement?

We’ve recently started a new project with them.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The team’s application of Agile methodologies allowed us to track the project status and expenditure transparently. The scope of work was met on time and within the budget.

We currently observe the gradual growth of our metrics. The bounce rate was reduced from 50% to 15%, turnover has increased by 5%, and the personal accounts they created have reduced the pressure on our service center and increased repetitive sales by two times.

How did Molinos perform from a project management standpoint?

I’m completely satisfied with their work. Their involvement was very important for our company given that we had changed the system administration of the website and had to do it quickly.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their programmers and technical specialists are very qualified. Molinos has multiple frontend designers and programmers on their team, which allowed us to do all our work in one place.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I don’t have improvement suggestions for Molinos. We plan to use them for future work.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    We finished the project within the planned timeline.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Being the capital, Moscow is more expensive than other cities in Russia. Molinos is based in Saint Petersburg and has friendlier prices than our team in Moscow.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Our project was very technical, and it was important to us that noting be broken in the process. Molinos delivered and we’re very satisfied the quality of work.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Russian Networking iOS and Android Mobile App

“They are a good IT company and have good developers.”

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

Molinos built an Android and iOS app that allowed users to communicate on public transit. They handled the project from ideation through launch, including feature design, branding, and testing. 

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Moscow, Russia
Roma Vasilenko
Owner, TwoCapp
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Industry experts praised the app's outstanding designs and technical excellence. Fluid communication and timely deliveries kept the project moving, and Molinos' agency's deep knowledge of web development and social media were crucial to the app's ongoing success.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am the owner of TwoCapp, which is an application for networking on Russian speed trains.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Molinos?

I had an app idea and was looking for a development firm here in Russia to develop this app for me.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We have a speed train connection here in Russia between Moscow and Saint Petersburg. My idea was to have an app for iOS and Android designed for communication on these trains. Molinos suggested a step-by-step approach to develop the project including the activities and services within the app. Molinos helped me to implement the app from scratch. We tested it with a small target audience initially and then added new features using their step-by-step approach. We also have a website, in addition to the app. They also helped in creating the brand TwoCapp, which means two capitals.

What is the team dynamic?

I had a team leader who was responsible for all communication. They advised me on advertising strategies, as well as branding strategies. I worked with the developers, but mostly communicated with Andrei, the team leader. There are approximately 20 developers working at Molinos in different IT languages such as Ruby on Rails, PHP, and many others.

How did you come to work with Molinos?

A friend had previous experience working with Molinos in Saint Petersburg. They are quite a competitive company that provides good quality work at a mid-priced level. I had a limited budget for my project and had to compare some companies. I found Molinos to be well matched for me in terms of price and quality. We had some in-person meetings, and I liked their approach. They have a good team that is young and capable, and I liked them.

What is the status of this engagement?

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

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We have published some articles on relevant websites and have had some discussions with developers and IT people, and they only had good things to say about the design and were supportive of our project.

The next step for us is to advertise our app here in Russia, and I hope that we can take it to the international market in the future.

How did Molinos perform from a project management standpoint?

Communication was very easy. I live in Saint Petersburg, and Molinos is based here as well. We communicate via Skype, email, and JIRA. For quick issues, we use Skype or WhatsApp where we have a development group chat for quick communication between us. For the developers, we used Trello to communicate, which is a convenient tool. I’m not an IT person, but Trello is very easy to understand and makes it easy to check in on things.

The most important factors for me were budget as well as timelines. We did have some issues with the deadline, but this is normal for IT projects. When we initially planned it out, we thought we could have it completed in two months, but one month was lost to release our first version to Apple. When we applied to Apple, we had due diligence, and it wasn’t a quick or an easy process. However, I was satisfied with the timelines, as well as the budget.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Overall, I have been very satisfied with Molinos and will recommend them in the future to other investors or developers. They are a good IT company and have good developers. They offer competitive and reasonable rates as well.

Are there any areas they could improve?

They are a very experienced company in website production and social media marketing but have only had a few projects for mobile development. They will be more competitive when they introduce new mobile projects, like my project for example. They can show this project to potential clients and companies. We did a good job together, and the project is not only interesting but also useful for the target audience.

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

Full Stack CRM Dev for Fintech Startup

"We are happy with our partnership with Molinos."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Mar. 2014 - Dec. 2015
Project summary: 

Molinos supplied full-stack development for a startup fintech platform, incorporating complex data-processing, CRM, interactive model-building, and analytic capabilities to support Russian market investments. 

The Reviewer
 
11- 50 Employees
 
Saint Petersberg, Russia
Konstantin Zherebtsov
CEO, Conomy
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The new system expertly managed an interactive database of 40,000 tables with 2–3 million cells, attracting 50,000 visitors within a year and facilitating a partnership with the Moscow Exchange. Molinos’ goal-oriented approach, Agile workflow, and professionalism helped the project succeed.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

Conomy is a powerful yet flexible fintech startup for processing financial data and helping investors make the right decisions. I’m a main source of ideas within the company and responsible for project success.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Molinos?

Financial and investment planning is a highly competitive area with lots of powerful players. We wanted to build a software system that could calculate in real-time all the mathematical models for the companies listed on Moscow Exchange, which is a trading exchange for public equities. A certain approach called fundamental analysis is based on trying to calculate and estimate a fair valuation for a company. This is a popular method for deciding whether to make an investment by buying stocks. In order to make this service available for our clients, we had to build a product from scratch with CRM and recommendation functionalities.

We had static tables in Microsoft Excel and some sketches, but we needed to make a model-building tool and store it on our website. The web database and software had to be able to handle and recalculate daily more than 2 million cells in over 40,000 tables. The solution had to be cloud-based so that users can log in and view the tables behind each model. 

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Molinos built our website with a common user interface, including registration and login forms, account settings, etc. On the administrative side, the core function of the system involves giving users the ability to build these interactive tables that aggregate data from the Moscow Exchange. The companies that are listed on the Moscow Exchange have to provide information about their earnings, expenses, etc. The website aggregates that information and provides our analysts, who work in the backend, the ability to build and link these tables to each other. At the moment, there are almost 40,000 tables with 2–3 million cells. It’s a huge database.

On the client side, users can view these tables and gain information to make investment decisions. Some cells of the tables are interactive, allowing clients to enter their parameters in a cell and tell all the tables to recalculate automatically and dynamically. This is called a sensitivity analysis. If users know something about the stock market, they can make their own predictions and use the Conomy website to check those expectations. Users can see how the currency exchange rate affects company price, fair value, and capitalization.

Our point of contact was primarily the CTO, Evgeny. We worked with 3 or 4 resources directly, including a project manager, Evgeny, and some developers as well. I don’t know how many people were on the production side. Alexander [Production Director, Molinos] was the head of the web production. We also contracted some marketing people, including Alina [Online Marketing Specialist, Molinos] and Gleb [Head of Digital Marketing, Molinos]. They consulted with us on adapting the website for internet marketing and SEO.

How did you come to work with Molinos?

We searched for a company to build the solution. We were looking in Russia, specifically Moscow. We’ve stopped working with a few companies because of logistics. Very few companies said they could build the tool we wanted. Most firms said the task was too hard, and they didn’t understand what we needed. Molinos uniquely understood what we needed and gave us estimates, terms, and prices. We trusted that they could provide a solution to our problem.

Molinos was pleasant and professional, and they asked different questions before saying something. They started researching our competitors and the market. For example, Sergei [Graphic Designer, Molinos] started with a fundamental analysis of the stock market before making designs. He knew nothing about our industry before he started working for us, but he gained high-level knowledge before he started prototyping the website. That left a great impression with us.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

As a result of our collaboration, by the end of 2016, our traffic reached 50,000 visitors with more than 7,000 registered clients. That really demonstrated product success to us.

We have our own production and marketing departments now. We’ve moved from an agency to in-house production. With Molinos’ help, we reached the MVP stage and moved into production.

We’ve made all the connections with our payment system, Robokassa. We’re proud to have created the first online public fundamental stock-analysis system in Russia. The Moscow Exchange took us as partners. Because they liked the system so much, they asked us to participate in some events and provide analytics as well.

How did Molinos perform from a project management standpoint?

We are happy with our partnership with Molinos. At times during the project, we met every week. We communicated by phone, email, and Skype. We did have pauses when we had to gather information on the outside before the next iteration. We ran into some delays, but they weren’t surprising due to the complexity of our project. We spent the first year prototyping.

What did you find most impressive about Molinos?

They insisted on using the Agile method. At first, we asked to plan the whole project at once, including the specs, terms, and requirements for the whole project. They preferred to move through iterations, which definitely worked better. At that time, few companies used the Agile methodology.

I also appreciated their goal orientation; they weren’t executing something without a reason. The design needed to be beautiful and solve some problems to help us reach our goal.

Are there any areas Molinos could improve?

Everything seems fine. They’ve moved forward since that time.

What tips or recommendations could you share that might increase the likelihood of success with Molinos?

They’re a smart investment. 

5.0
Overall Score The communication was pleasant, and they were deeply involved in every stage. We had such a close relationship that they felt like part of our team.
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    We had a few delays.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Because of the iterations, we could manage our spending more easily. We didn’t have to pay before getting results. Trying to build the software from scratch in-house would have been much more expensive.
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Some of the resource planning and deadline expectations were tricky to nail down.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Landing Page Design for Survey Company

"They’re a professional team that can assess a project and help the customer make decisions."

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

Molinos came on board a social app development project after a previous firm disengaged. They improved the design and functionality and added a new “Quizzes and Surveys” function.

The Reviewer
 
11- 50 Employees
 
St. Petersburg, Russia
Project Manager, Mobile Platform
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The functionalities they designed have become top earners; the platform is convenient and aesthetically pleasing. The team was always professional. Although Molinos could have delivered more quickly, they had strong project management skills and efficient project tracking systems.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

We are a mobile platform for chatting, setting appointments, and posting news.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Molinos?

We wanted to promote and improve our product, adding new features like quizzes. We had been working with another developer previously.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Molinos has worked on a large part of our platform. They researched our business and had conversations with us in order to find out what our goals were. We agreed to the solution they proposed. They have improved the design of the platform, improved the backend, and developed a Quizzes and Surveys" section. This has become the main feature that is bringing us earnings right now.

We connected with their principals and with two developers, around four people in total. We had in-person conversations twice per week and kept constant communication online.

How did you come to work with Molinos?

We reached out to several companies, and read reviews, trying to find the best fit for us. We made several appointments and eventually chose Molinos. They did prior research and presented a good strategy.

How much have you invested with Molinos?

The cost of their work has been over $15,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

I have only been working for the company for a few months, but the relationship with Molinos started several years ago, around 2015. The collaboration is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Molinos’ work can be seen on our website. We have been able to monetize the platform and have organized several big events through it.

We have gotten good feedback not only about the website, but also the mobile platform used during our events. People love it; it’s convenient and it looks nice.

How did Molinos perform from a project management standpoint?

The project management has been quite good on their side. Molinos is an organized company, and the team has delivered on time. We’ve had some problems, but they identified solutions every time. We’re glad to be working with them. We work with a CRM for project tracking.

What did you find most impressive about Molinos?

Communication and professionalism. Molinos assigned backend coding and design specialists who were able to create a modern platform.

Are there any areas Molinos could improve?

We could have done the work faster, but not everything was dependent on Molinos.

What tips or recommendations could you share that might increase the likelihood of success with Molinos?

I would definitely recommend Molinos. They’re a professional team that can assess a project and help the customer make decisions.

5.0
Overall Score They’re good.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    The work was done on time.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    The cost was appropriate for the work done.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I would recommend them.

App Development for Business Travel Startup

"We liked the step-by-step approach that Molinos demonstrated."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
3.5
Willing to refer: 
4.5
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Jan. - June 2017
Project summary: 

Molinos designed and constructed a mobile MVP for train commuters from scratch, managing initial branding, UI/UX design, and full-stack development and launching the solution on app stores.

The Reviewer
 
Startup
 
Saint Petersburg, Russia
Roman Vasilenko
CEO, TwoCapp
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The finished product quickly secured positive user feedback due to its modern interface and innovative concept. Molinos’ predictable workflow, adherence to the deadline, and understanding of the target market contributed to a productive partnership. 

BACKGROUND

I'm a founder and the CEO of TwoCapp, which is a startup project serving business travelers. 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

Our vision involved building an app that’s relevant for business travelers. We evaluated a group of train travelers and realized that none of them like to waste time during their commute or trip, so we decided to develop a multitasking MVP [minimum viable project].

The challenge involved creating a product that would be in demand for our target audience, as we were the first startup offering a multitasking app like this. Given our narrow market, we didn’t set the requirements for our target metrics. 

SOLUTION

Our partner recommended that we contact Molinos. After meeting with them several times and going through an evaluation process, we started the project. We liked the step-by-step approach that Molinos demonstrated, and the quoted price seemed affordable. They had to build an app from scratch, starting from branding and interface design and ending with launching on app stores. 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

We’ve just finished the MVP and launched the app on the market. We arranged a quiz among our friends and posted an overview of our project on our website, and we received positive feedback on the design. Everything is functioning as planned, and we continue to release new versions. 

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