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We deliver custom application software (mobile, web, desktop), eLearning content and software (HTML5), and animations (2D and 3D). In addition, we also develop in PHP. In mobile, we develop for Android and iOS, incl. iWatch, and we are a skillful user of Unity 3D. Our team of experienced programmers, creative artists and animators lets us create fantastic interactive software and content for multiple platforms.

The high quality of our services is widely recognized by our customers from Scandinavia, the UK, the USA, Ireland and Benelux.

 
Undisclosed
 
$25 - $49 / hr
 
2 - 9
 Founded
2008
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Gdynia, Poland
headquarters
  • MSM Studio
    Pomeranian Science and Technology Park , Aleja Zwyciestwa 96/98
    Gdynia, PM 81-451
    Poland
    +48 58 732 84 55

Portfolio

Key clients: 

Some of our Key Clients (in alphabetical order)​:

EDpaX (Scotland)
Egmont (Denmark)
Gan Aschehoug (Norway)
Gill & Macmillan (Ireland)
Kiloo (Denmark)
Learnetic (Poland)
Natur och Kultur (Sweden)
Noordhoff (The Netherlands)
Nordisk Film (Denmark)
Palm Kids (USA)
Quarto (England)
The Educational Company of Ireland (Ireland)
University of Gdańsk (Poland)
Windmill Books (England)

Donald Duck Plus (Anders And+)

This app is available for iOS devices and enables its users to read thousands of Disney comic books and to watch many classic Disney videos. Purchase access to the huge content archive and dive into the world of your favourite Disney characters! The offline mode lets you enjoy your Disney stories even if you are far away from civilisation. In addition, MSM Studio developed a powerful server tool that lets the app publisher quickly and easily update and manage the content.   Client: Egmont Kids Media (Denmark)   Platforms: iOS (iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch)

Bua na Cainte - Interactive Course of Irish

Bua na Cainte is a fully interactive Irish language program created for The Educational Company of Ireland. For the purpose of this Irish course, the MSM Studio team created over 400 animated conversations, songs and stories, as well as nearly 700 interactive activities. In addition, the program contains a lot of additional resources and a module that lets teachers make use of an interactive whiteboard to support the learning process.

In October 2015 Bua na Cainte won the prestigious European Language Label Award.

Promo app for the Doktor Proktors prompepulver film

In 2014 we created this app to promote the highly successful feature film entitled "Doktor Proktors prompepulver". Our client Egmont / Nordisk Film Distribusjon used the app to promote the film in the Norwegian market. The app was developed for Android and iOS and contained videos, photos, funny sound effects and a lot of information on the film.

Professor Ninja English offers a unique method for vocabulary learning, based on practice by repetition  and tests. The app contains 1000 carefully selected words and phrases, covering the main areas of everyday vocabulary (eg. family, numbers, nature, travel, school, pastimes). To ease the learning process, each word and phrase is accompanied by a picture and an audio recording by a professional native speaker.

A variety of different tests let you practice and reinforce your vocabulary in an easy and fun way. Thanks to the apps responsive feedback, you will immediately understand your weaknesses and be able to improve.

The app is designed to be used by young and old alike. In addition, very young users will benefit from the Child Mode that allows the app to be used by children who are not yet able to read. In Child Mode only picture-based questions are used. You can record each word or phrase yourself, and compare your recording to the original. It is possible to...

Great Battles apps

This is a good example of a series of apps based on a printed non-fiction book (to a great extent, the content of the apps was re-used from Amber Books’ “Battles That Changed History”). Each app has an animated map complete with a voiceover explaining the battle stage by stage, a narrated history, gallery and a quiz. At the moment 10 apps are available: Gaugamela 331 BC, Cannae 216 BC, Constantinople 1453, Blenheim 1704, Trafalgar 1805, Gettysburg 1863, Pearl Harbor 1941, Stalingrad 1942/43, Kursk 1943 and D-Day 1944.   Client: Amber Books (United Kingdom)   Platforms: iOS (iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch) | Android

Educational Microsites

In this project, our team created a series of HTML5 websites designed for secondary school students. Each site contains some presentations and a number of tests with dozens of interactive and intuitive activities that you can use to try out your knowledge. Never has eLearning been so exciting, and the tool MSM Studio have developed for eContent creation lets everyone construct new activities on the spot.

Client: Edco – The Educational Company of Ireland

Platforms: Windows | Mac OS | iOS | Android

Asset Management System for Publishers

MSM Studio's Asset Management System (AMS) helps publishing houses to manage their graphic assets. Using our AMS you can easily archive, search, categorize, version and re-use your illustrations, pictures, and diagrams. Client: Wind Mill Books (London, UK).

Reviews

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App Development for Publishing & Media Group

“We were very satisfied with the execution of the work.”

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

MSM is developing a diary application for young girls. The team designed the app based on the provided specifications and is performing coding and the creation & implementation of all the visual assets.

The Reviewer
 
1001-10,000 Employees
 
Norway
Head of Digital Marketing, Publishing Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

MSM provides deliverables in a timely manner while adhering to budget estimates. The team’s services have been recognized for their excellent quality which allows them to provide great value for the cost. MSM proves to be a reliable firm for any development endeavor.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization.

We are a publisher based in Norway. We publish different magazines, and have a 6% market share. We're also a European and global company.

What is your position?

I'm the head of digital marketing within the company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What business challenge were you trying to address with MSM Studio?

They developed an app for us. We publish a magazine for girls between the ages of 10 and 15. We wanted to develop a diary app for that target group.

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their involvement in greater detail.

We supplied the specifications they needed with which they designed and developed the application, from the user interface, to how buttons looked and worked, etc.

How did you come to work with MSM Studio?

We have a global app division in Denmark that uses MSM Studio. We didn't shop around; we chose them because they had worked with our corporation in the past. We knew they would do a good job at a competitive price.

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

The size of the project is between $10,000 and $50,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

The work began just over a year ago. The project was implemented in multiple stages and the work is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any statistics or metrics from this engagement?

We were very satisfied with the execution of the work. I don’t have any metrics to share but I can tell you that so far we have been pleased with the quality of their development. MSM Studio has done a good job of meeting deadlines and I would say that they are providing good value.

What distinguishes MSM Studio from other providers?

They were very realistic. They didn’t put on a big show or anything. They were down to earth and trustworthy. I enjoyed that about them.

Is there anything MSM Studio could have improved or done differently?

They could be more proactive when it comes to problem solving.

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

Mobile App Projects for Publishing House

“[W]e're satisfied with MSM and their performance.”

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
4.5
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
Project summary: 

MSM developed a number of mobile applications for Android and iOS based on a series of books. The team took existing designs and created a template which has been used for a total of 8 apps.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
London, United Kingdom
Publishing Manager at Amber Books
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The apps developed by MSM received positive comments for their performance and visual aesthetics which allowed the business to quickly obtain satisfactory ROI. Additionally, the team was commended for their high-quality and inexpensive services.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization.

We're an independent publisher and packager based in London, UK. We've existed for twenty years, and our background is with illustrated books. We produce between 50 to 80 titles a year for major international clients.

What is your position?

I'm the publishing manager in the company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What business challenge were you trying to address with MSM Studio?

As part of our business, we commission material for illustrated books. We tend to own the copyright outright. We were looking to reuse that material, and find an alternative revenue stream.

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their involvement in greater detail.

They developed a series of mobile apps for iOS and Android, called The Great Battle Series. We took material that we'd created for a series of books, which featured key battles in history, gave them that material, and they made the design. They put it together and made the template which we’ve used for a total of eight apps.

How did you come to work with MSM Studio?

I found them from an online search and then we did an interview to see if it was a strong fit. We had a limited budget but this wasn't a complex project technically. They were a fit for our budget and we trusted their ability to stick to the agreed upon price and deliver on time.

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

It was under $10,000 per app. The total cost was less than $50,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

The work is completed, but we're exploring going back and creating more apps. We are fairly confident that these first history apps will be a commercial success.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any statistics or metrics from this engagement?

Generally, the reviews are very positive, with the exception of the usual complaints coming from people that want everything free. We have released a free app, for the battle of Gettysburg, which received a significant number of downloads.

There are a number of American organizations that produce content on this subject, so we saw no reason to try and compete. We treated it as a loss leader, to encourage people to download the others in the series.

How did MSM Studio perform from a project management standpoint?

We weren't looking for a cutting edge app, but rather one that looked good, and did the job. We were working within a constrained budget, so we wanted to make sure that we could recoup our costs. We managed to do that, so we're satisfied with MSM and their performance.

What distinguishes MSM Studio from other providers?

Martin, the managing director is a nice guy, and great to do business with. He's very straight forward, and when they give you a quote, they stick to it.

Is there anything MSM Studio could have improved or done differently?

I can't think of anything specific.

4.5
Overall Score
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    I don't know how able they'd be to deliver high-end, complex app development, but they delivered the standard product we were looking for very well.
  • 4.5 NPS
    Willing to refer
    If I thought they were a fit, I would recommend them.

iOS Development for Large Publisher

“They're very pleasant to work with.”

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
4.5
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
Project summary: 

MSM developed a mobile platform for iOS where subscribers can read Disney cartoon stories. The team designed the app and coded the backend through which new stories can be published by the editor.

The Reviewer
 
501-1000 Employees
 
Copenhagen, Denmark
Head of Digital Management, Egmont Kids Media
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The app developed by MSM is stable and performs satisfactorily. The team’s performance speaks for itself as they have managed to maintain a successful relationship working with licenses from Disney — a very demanding company — for several years.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization.

Egmont Publishing is part of the Egmont Group, which consists of a number of media companies. Egmont Publishing specializes in magazines and kids' apps. I was responsible for our portfolio of kids' apps on iOS and Android. 

We had license agreements with Disney, Hasbro, Mattel, and so on, as well as having our own brands. I say "had," because in September [2015], we moved all of our apps development to an external company in Denmark. We've retained only two, with one of them being Donald Duck Plus. We kept it because it's very close to our publishing catalog.

What is your position?

I am head of digital management for app development.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What business challenge were you trying to address with MSM Studio?

Project managers and part of the creative team is done in house. We outsource all development and special services like translation, speech, and music.

The subscription for the print version of Donald Duck magazine is big in Denmark. We wanted to create a digital version of the Donald Duck universe, where users could get various stories through a monthly subscription. 

It's not a magazine format where you would have a number of stories in one magazine. Here, they are in the hundreds. You could search for Mickey Mouse, humor, and more. It's updated continuously with new content. We have an editor that publishes the stories using the back-end platform.

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their involvement in detail.

They do the mobile app development, and backend features. There is only an iOS version of this app, but MSM worked with us on all our apps, some of which were for Android as well.

How did you come to work with MSM Studio?

We were already working with them when I started two years ago. I'm unsure how the engagement started, but they were highly regarded.

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

$It was between $50,000 and $200,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

At the moment, the app is stable. We haven't done an update for three months. We'll probably do an update in the first or second quarter of next year, and add some new features.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any statistics or metrics from this engagement?

App quality is critical when it comes to working with Disney. They're an important client for us. That's a testimonial for MSM Publishing, as we've worked with them for so long. We've worked with other companies, inside and outside of Denmark, so we could have switched without a problem.

How did MSM Studio perform from a project management standpoint?

I was in constant contact with one of their project managers in particular. It's been an easy relationship. MSM Studio was very service-minded. If you have a problem, they will react quickly. If you have a new idea, they will work on it without charging extra. All in all, we've had no major crisis. They've performed as expected, and it's why we kept them for so many years.

What distinguishes MSM Studio from other providers?

They're very pleasant to work with. They're pragmatic, and helped us find win-win solutions to any problems in the project. We've never had a major crisis. It's been a smooth ride.

Is there anything MSM Studio could have improved or done differently?

I'm sure their project manager could easily find something to improve on, but I can't think of anything.

4.5
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