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Netguru crafts software for companies that want to change the world. As a company, we deliver digital products for top startups, Fortune500 companies, and well-known brands to help them solve real problems through software and product design.

 

Netguru builds digital products that let people do things in a different way. Share your challenge with our team, and we’ll work with you to deliver a revolutionary digital product. Our clients have changed the way people listen to music, learn languages and rent bikes. Their products have been featured in TechCrunch, Business Insider and Product Hunt.

 

 
$10,000+
 
$50 - $99 / hr
 
250 - 999
 Founded
2008
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Poznan, Poland
headquarters
other locations
  • One Canada Square, Canary Wharf
    London E14 5AB
    United Kingdom
  • Warsaw 00-867
    Poland
  • Kraków 30-001
    Poland

Focus

Service lines
  • Mobile App Development
  • Web Development
  • Custom Software Development
Client focus
  • Small business (<$10M)
  • Midmarket ($10M - $1B)
  • Enterprise (>$1B)
Industry focus
  • Financial services
  • Business services
  • Education
Mobile platforms
Mobile focus
Frameworks and CMS
Programming & scripting
Ecommerce systems
Application platform
Artificial Intelligence Focus
User Experience

Portfolio

Key clients: 

Volkswagen, solarisBank, Oncimunne, temi, ClickMechanic, ChaperHome, Apps for Good, Herdius, Taqsim, FundCo, Helpling, The Know, Artemest, Case.One, Motarme, SeaHub, Intellection, Tourlane, Vendr, Evvnt, Clarity, NinetyPercent, Chorus, Whym, Raqib50, OpenBooks, ForrestHill Church, ShiftWear, Hiperpool, Barometa, Helpr, Hungr, Property Detective, CD Projekt, PolicyGenius, Skrill, Campsited, My Dobot. Read our case studies.

Pockee

Pockee is a family-friendly payments app concept built by Netguru that educates through fun interactions and using gamification lets kids learn while they play. Pockee's interface can be adjusted to suit the age and personality of any child. Parents can relax as their children learn to save and spend money. 

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Shine

Shine is a self-care app that allows people to  manage stress and practice mindfullness via motivational messages and self-improvement audio tracks. 

Since it was launched in December, we have been introducing new functionalities and fixing bugs.

We are responsible for mobile development and design. We chose React Native in order to be able to build an Android app on the basis of the iOS version later on.

The Daily Shine Text functionality offers empowering information with a link to a related article and check-ins for a positive recap of the day.

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Newst

The founders of Newst.se wanted to disrupt very conservative processes in the industry and create a better environment for the three-part collaboration that is happening within the lease segment: real estate owners, consultants, and clients.

We helped Newst.se 
design a modern and intuitive UI that incorporates various business requirements into a coherent product. In order to do that the team used Scrum framework and followed the following steps:

- Defining the scope and designing a better hub for real estate representatives

- Making listings of premises much more intuitive and informative for potential tenants

- Building a scalable architecture with well-documented API accommodating for different data standards and formats

- Extensively testing the solution as part of our process (multiple points of inspection), internally (organising bug bashes) and with partners (alpha version)

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Seahub

Seahub is a travel tech company that allows users to book cruises online. Seahub turned to Netguru to help them with the visual part of the website. Two designers were involved in the project on a full-time basis. Their main job was to translate the client’s vision into delightful user interfaces.

- Creating an appealing logo and other visual brand elements.

- Designing user interfaces for the cruise booking website.

- Using top designing tools to provide the best possible outcome.

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solarisBank

solarisBank is the first banking platform with a full banking license which enables companies to offer their own financial products. 

To move fast in the super-competitive environment of fintech companies, solarisBank was looking for a new team to quickly build up in order to support solarisBank's product development in two main areas: debit card (Ruby) and consumer loan (Elixir). The process involved following steps:

- Onboarding to relevant teams;

- Establishing personal connections based on trust, integrating well into the existing ecosystem to become fully efficient;

- Iterative improvements to all teams we are involved in, setting up ambitious goals for our developers and teams.

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Moonfare

Moonfare is an investment platform that enables professionals to invest in top-tier private equity funds.The Moonfare team turned to Netguru as a trustworthy technology partner. Netguru took on the challenge of creating a product that would command trust, fulfil strict security standards, and provide an amazing user experience. The team, made up of three developers, a Project Manager, a QA engineer, and a Product Designer, started working on the project at the end of 2017. The process went as follows:

- Rewriting code from Sails to Node.js.

- Designing interfaces and implementing them using React.js.

- Configuring the whole architecture in AWS.

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Countr

Countr has turned to Netguru at the beginning of January 2018. The client already had an alpha version of the app, but it required a general reorganisation. The crucial elements in building the platform were: 

- Developing a mobile application that would scale effectively.

- Implementing a Machine Learning solution that would enable product discovery. 

- Rewriting the legacy code according to best practices.

- Extensive testing of the application to make sure users understand how it works and what value it brings.

Petro Niche

Petro Niche is a Calgary-based technology and consulting company focused on the oil and gas sector. It offers mapping and consulting services to oil and gas professionals across western Canada. Netguru worked with Petro Niche on enhancing the existing code and expanding the functionalities of the Petro Ninja app. The process involved building the app’s new functionalities using React Native as the main mobile technology.

Hive

Hive is an NY-based challenger in the market of collaboration platforms, taking on incumbents such as Asana or Trello. Hive, a project management tool fuelled by machine learning and tonnes of integrations, combines a chat functionality with a task overview, thus increasing team efficiency. Netguru’s part of the project was to craft a slick design for Hive’s apps and to develop a React Native app for iOS and Android. 

temi

Temi is the sister company to Roboteam, a leading provider of unmanned ground vehicles. That is also the name of a cutting-edge personal assistant robot, labelled by the media as the equivalent of Amazon’s Alexa on wheels. Netguru joined temi to help the company to build a robot, envisioned to lead the market of home robotics.

To tackle the challenge of building a personal assistant robot from scratch, a lot of effort was put into research and testing. The goal was to find the best use-cases of architectures and technologies for temi. Our joint teams also had to handle voice recognition, video loads, and fast data processing in the cloud.

The personal assistant robot has received fantastic feedback from the first testers, industry experts and media outlets. Temi also gathered a round of applause in industry events in the US and Europe. 

Volkswagen Home

Volkswagen Home is a first-in-the-world boutique for the world’s largest automotive brand. Volkswagen wanted to design a place where customers would be compelled by a combination of coziness and luxury and feel almost like at home. 

Oncimmune

Oncimmune is a leading early cancer detection company. Their patented technology can detect autoantibodies produced in response to cancer, allowing their tests to detect cancer up to 4 years earlier than current methods. They have already sold over 150,000 simple blood tests for early lung cancer detection. One way that Oncimmune does this is by providing their test to doctors who have patients with a lung “spot” or nodule. That’s why they decided to create an application that would help doctors quickly calculate the probability that their patients  have lung cancer.

Oncimmune turned to Netguru, because Netguru offered a complete service – from building wireframes and designing screens to coding a mobile application. During the scoping session, the Netguru team verified the client’s needs and requirements for the application. They recommended React Native as an optimal solution that would facilitate building such a product efficiently.

Building an app in React...

Herdius

Herdius aims at building a highly performant decentralised financial platform. Using the latest innovations in distributed systems design, they strive to be the next-generation infrastructure for the cryptocurrency and blockchain ecosystem. They decided to raise capital through ICO tokens. As the ICO industry is getting highly competitive, Herdius needed an attractive way to win over investors for their idea.

Thanks to the cooperation between two designers and one front-end developer, the Netguru team managed to launch the website in 3 intense weeks. The client was satisfied with the final designs and UX of the website. Herdius can now raise money to fund their cryptocurrency project. The user interfaces were positively received by different stakeholders.

FundCo

FundCo wanted to create an advanced comparison tool from scratch. The company was searching for a full-stack solution. FundCo’s data provider is Morningstar, one of the world’s most developed database systems. This means that in order to make the tool efficient and convenient for users, a smart application architecture needed to be created.

Netguru’s developers worked in Ruby on Rails on the backend and Ember.js on the frontend, tackling the complex integration with Morningstar’s API within an ambitious time frame. In the meantime, our designers created a flawless user experience backed with beautiful graphics.

FundCo’s MVP is up and running. The company expects to grow its current customer base to 1000 beta users. FundCo’s elegant platform makes it easy to find the desired investment funds and compare them on multiple levels. The tool displays current and historical data, as well as chart data.

Case.One

Case.One is an easily customised solution that enables the comprehensive management of legal practice. Faced with fierce competition and a relatively saturated market, one of Case.One's main challenges was to stand out visually from the crowd.

Case.One had to redesign their website in a way that would fulfil market requirements. Netguru’s Product Design team worked intensively on creating a fully original design, customised for the industry.

After finishing the redesign, the platform was successfully updated and continues to grow. The client focuses on developing the business. The designs for the project have received international attention.

 

Taqsim

Artists in the MENA region face a number of challenges in creating independent music. There are travel restrictions, limited access to global musical resources, and restrictive licensing that create barriers for talented musicians. 

The founder of Taqsim turned to Netguru’s development team to help develop such application. As we’d already worked together with the client, they knew we understood the culture of the region and we could handle the task. 

Completing the project took only two months, and the client could immediately start promoting the product among users and looking for potential investors to fund the future development of the Taqsim.

Home Made

Home Made is a hybrid lettings agency that brings the quality of service of a top-notch traditional estate agency for a low flat fee. The company focuses on £500,000+ residential properties in London. They want to provide an exceptional experience for their customers. 

The founder of Home Made turned to Netguru to help them build the platform from scratch. Netguru’s team of five first met with the client to discuss the scope of the project and find the optimal solutions for the application. 

Within 13 weeks, the team released a commercial product that attracted its first clients. The cooperation between Netguru team and Home Made went smoothly and everything was delivered on time and within budget.

Artemest

Artemest is an e-commerce platform that connects customers with the most beautiful crafts from around Italy. Before contracting Netguru, Artemest was struggling with technical issues surrounding the project's online infrastructure.

Our client needed a comprehensive review of their product. Another crucial step involved finding new ways of developing and upgrading Artemest's e-commerce platform. Netguru provided a full-stack solution to these problems.

Artemest has grown exponentially, building a community of artists and curators around its business. The platform has been featured in Forbes, The New York Times and Elle magazines.

Apps for Good

Apps for Good is an NGO that partners with educators to deliver its technology learning courses to young people between 8 and 18 years of age. Its courses are available to teachers through a dedicated e-learning platform. As a part of their growth plans the organisation’s leadership decided to revamp Apps for Good’s core software.

Netguru was chosen to develop a platform that allows teachers, students, and volunteer experts to engage and facilitate technology teaching. Apps for Good was already a complex project operating on a large scale since 2012. On top of that, the project had been developed and maintained by several different teams over the years.

Apps for Good is helping more than a thousand schools and ten of thousands of students around the globe every year. After three years of cooperation, Netguru is still one of its main tech partners.

ChaperHome

ChaperHome is a seed-funded startup and its creators’ second business project. The app needed several functionalities, including location snapshots, start and destination points, message and scenario presets, a dead man’s switch with alerts sent out in case of trouble, and more.

The app allows users to pick a protector (the person who will be notified if the user feels unsafe), set a due time of a arrival at a destination (the protector will be informed when the user arrives safely) or choose the group option to keep track of friends who are out together.

ChaperHome has received fantastic feedback from users, including many interesting suggestions for new functionalities and ways in which an application of this type could be used in various other industries, for example in real estate.

 

Helpling

Helpling is a platform that offers home cleaning services and connects cleaners with homeowners. The market Helpling operates on is highly competitive and requires a healthy balance between innovation and sustainability.

Netguru has worked with Helpling for a long time now. The relationship we’ve built on trust and understanding of each other’s processes means that our cooperation is extremely effective.

ClickMechanic

ClickMechanic is a UK-based startup with the mission of bringing transparency to the previously obscure topic of car repair pricing. They offer prices up to 50% lower than franchise dealers and make customers who don’t have specialist knowledge about cars feel safe.

Connexio

Connexio Talk is a product of the US-based team, Connexio Labs. This outbound calling platform easily integrates with existing CRMs and automated marketing tools so your team can do what it does best -sell -by connecting with their most promising opportunities in just one click.

Lemonfrog

 

Lemonfrog AG has been successfully disrupting the sharing economy since 2007. The company is self-funded grew to a point that needed building up its development team. Netguru team have been working with Lemonfrog since September 2014. During this time Lemonfrog web applications have gone through a major upgrade both on backend and frontend.

Booked'em

A better way to hire crew which saves money, time and energy. Booked’Em lets a producer find a crew quickly, communicate easily and arrange getting them on-site or otherwise involved, hassle-free. The app also allows freelance film workers to keep track of job details when they are on a different gig every day. 

Benchify

Benchify launched in July 2013 to give working professionals and business owners feedback and insight into their perceived performance by continuously benchmarking them against their business contacts. With anonymous ratings, private feedback and social features, Benchify is a great platform for finding out which areas you’re doing well in and which you need work on, helping you to improve the performance of yourself, your company and your products.Building the platform from scratch through our agile, quality-driven process, we're responsible for leading the development including front & back-end work, testing and platform maintenance. We've also standing behind integrations with SaaSy & Gmail.

ProFinda

ProFinda is an internal talent and knowledge matching (SaaS) system which digitizes any workforce. By offering unique matching technology, ProFinda makes it far easier to find your best talent and connect them to the right projects, win pitches, help on tasks and support client needs. Netguru work included both ProFinda’s front & back-end development, building new features and testing. We’re also the guys behind platform’s integration with Heroku, Google Analytics, UserVoice, CloudMailin & Engine Yard.

CD Projekt

CD Projekt S.A., one of the biggest polish game developers and retailers decided to introduce a local digital distribution platform. Netguru offered the engeering skills to deliver the project, expertise in planning and project management and know-how about solutions that sped up development. Integrating the store with third-party participants like Microsoft Dynamics AX and developing a custom payment gateway (PayU)

PolicyGenius

PolicyGenius is a Brooklyn-based FinTech startup providing a World Class Development Team Expansion for a FinTech Rising Star. 

Campsited

Campsited.com, a Dublin based startup that provides  an easy way for campers and holiday seekers to find and book campsites, touring parks and holiday parks. Netguru team started working on Campsited.com in October 2015. In March 2016 a new redesigned version of the application was released.

Suggest It

What’s going on in my area? Suggest It gives those using the app the best and most up-to-date answers to this question. The app is a digital announcement board for local events: users can add events, browse by place and time and view other users’ agendas to find exciting events. Netguru proposed the most cost-effective solution in the shortest possible timeframe and came up with a 1st-phase roadmap for a minimum viable product (MVP) with fewer features than previously planned.

Mumslink

A Global Community for Mums, Groups & Businesses. Mumslink is a professional and social networking platform which connects women with each other from all types of businesses, organizations, and charities who want to reach out with ideas and opportunities for professional careers.

Transterra

Transterra Media is an on-demand, digital media platform providing high-quality custom videos and photos  to marketers and publishers. Netguru became the Transterra Media’s technical expert along, providing the company with the UX design for two new products: a web portal and an application.

My Dobot

 

My Dobot is a mobile personal finance advisor. The San Francisco and Denver based startup CTO carefully chose Netguru for  world class Ruby on Rails development  of their data-intensive application. From day one Netguru is involved in every aspect of My Dobot development. Additionally, when necessary, the developers working with My Dotbot team can consult any problem with senior colleagues not necessarily involved in the project.

Inn Style

InnStyle is a blissfully simple online booking system for hotels, bed & breakfasts and self-catering accommodation. This SaaS product is three services in one – a bookings diary for accommodation owners, an online booking interface (that works beautifully on mobile, too) for guests, and a payments system that is built on Stripe Connect. We app is also integrated with Intercom.io and MixPanel analytics.

Ledbury

Ledbury, an innovative retailer specializing in luxury men's shirts and accessories, wanted to merge their online and offline sales processes. Netguru helped Ledbury by adding a unique feature for Ledbury clients and opening new sales channels, increasing the overall revenue and helping Ledbury expand the number of stores, gaining access to a pool of developers for future development. 

Skrill

Skrill has been moving money digitally since 2001, offering online payment solutions for businesses and consumers that allow them to pay and get paid globally. Customers can choose from 100 payment options to send and receive money worldwide in 200 countries and 40 currencies, securely and at low cost, without revealing their personal financial details. Whoever you are, however you like to pay or get paid, trust Skrill to make your online payments simpler, faster and safer. Netguru joined forces with Skrill's team based in Berlin & Sofia to create account.skrill.com - an application for online payment account management - an integral part of the new Skrill website. We took care of implementing and presenting the user workflows using the pre-existing API services.

Inbbbox

The App Changing Mobile Dribbble Experience. Netguru's Product Design team engaged in the design community which allowed them to gather constant feedback about the app.

Rate My Area

RateMyArea.com is a unique place to find, review, share and discuss all that’s good (and not so good!) in your area. Additionally, the portal works with a wide range of businesses and sells vouchers offering great discounts on local goods and services. Being a product of Locate Online Ltd., it’s one the largest online platforms of this type in Ireland.

City Socializer

Citysocializer is a subscription-based social discovery network that enables people to meet new groups of friends locally and enjoy their city's social scene. Featured at The Next Web. Netguru supported the re-launch of CitiSocializer. We set up the development processes, including code reviews and continuous integration. The project became a successful social network, providing users with a place to connect with new people through shared interests and events.

 

Chorus

Academics at The University of California (UCLA) came up with an idea for a universal tool that enables patients, doctors, researchers, and community leaders to create personalized mobile health interventions. Netguru came up with a user-friendly solution for creating a wide range of automated text messaging and interactive voice applications. Our team brought a revolutionary academic idea to life. Doctors can now easily build their own apps, making the treatment much more efficient. 

Property Detective

Slowly, but surely, Property Detective is changing the way that people move home. It's the first website in the UK that helps people make more informed, smarter decisions about where they want to live, by giving them the complete picture as to what a property, street or neighbourhood can offer them and their lifestyle, from schools, crime rates, demographics, flightpaths, noise and smell nuisances, retail and leisure opportunities, broadband speeds and much more.

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Custom Platform Dev for Online Estate Agency

"Their team is full of knowledgeable people who can answer questions unrelated to our project."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
May 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Netguru built a software platform for landlords to track marketing efforts and property happenings. They developed the backend in Node.js and the frontend in Ember. The project is ongoing.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
United Kingdom
VP of Product, Online Estate Agency
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The platform meets all requirements, leading to additional work for Netguru. The team reliably provides high-quality work as well as valuable insights and alternative solutions to challenges. Their quick response times, technical expertise, and timely delivery allow for a productive workflow.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the head of product for an online estate agency. We provide a software platform for landlords.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Netguru?

We engaged Netguru to develop our custom platform.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Netguru built our platform using Node.js in the backend and Ember in the frontend. We had an idea of what we wanted to do, and their team helped flesh it out. They found solutions and suggested alternate ways of accomplishing our requirements.

The platform allows landlords to track their marketing efforts. Landlords can see how many people looked at their ads and make adjustments in the ads (such as price changes). They can check property happenings and send messages to our team over the platform. The solution interacts with several external systems to collect and update data.

What is the team composition?

The project manager serves as our primary point of contact. We have direct contact with developers as well.

How did you come to work with Netguru?

We looked at many options for outsourced development. After reaching out to friends and colleagues, we received a referral to Netguru. Their reasonable rates and our initial conversations impressed us, so we chose them to complete this project.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent between $50,000–$199,999.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in May 2017, and the project is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Netguru has executed the solution while providing valuable consulting and advising services along the way. We plan on enhancing the platform and engaging Netguru to help us with other technical projects as well.

How did Netguru perform from a project management standpoint?

The team is highly accessible and responds immediately to any queries. They provide summaries and updates of our discussions. We communicate via Slack and coordinate sprints through Jira.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Netguru makes communication straightforward and efficient. Their team is full of knowledgeable people who can answer questions unrelated to our project. Our collaboration works like a partnership.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, it’s been a very positive experience.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Make sure that you fully understand your vision and needs in advance. Netguru can work fast once you give them what they need to execute your project.

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

Ruby on Rails Dev for Online Learning Platform

“Netguru is definitely the best I’ve worked with.”

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
Jan. 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Netguru provides outsourced development services, working on a Ruby on Rails learning management system. They’ve addressed bugs, added features, and provided maintenance.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
California
Senior Software Architect, Online Learning Platform
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Despite some lack of consistency in the personnel, the team has produced good results, working hard to address the issues in the legacy platform while also adding excellent features. They have great members of staff who go above and beyond to ensure requirements are met.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the senior software architect for an online learning platform.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Netguru?

We purchased our learning management system (LMS) based in Ruby on Rails, which is more difficult to find talent onshore for. We have no internal development staff, so it had to be outsourced.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They developed several features, including an active status, which what a student goes through from onboarding until they start taking their first course. They’ve also implemented workflows and done a plethora of bug fixes, both visually in the UI and programmatically in the services.

They do maintenance and corrections to our data itself. We’re going to be moving onto an entirely new platform and will be hiring in-house staff and onshore consulting. While we’re doing that, Netguru will actively maintain and deliver fixes and features on the legacy application.

What is the team composition?

Most of my interaction with them is through the project manager or their technical lead.

How did you come to work with Netguru?

I inherited them. Their skill set isn’t very common anymore, but it was probably one of the reasons my boss had chosen them—they specialize in Ruby on Rails development.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in 2017 and it’s still ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

I’m very pleased with what they do. I’ve worked with other offshore teams and Netguru is definitely the best I’ve worked with.

How did Netguru perform from a project management standpoint?

We have two weekly calls, with ad hoc calls once in a while. I also have an open line for 30 minutes every morning for emergencies, which we rarely use. We use Jira, but most of our document sharing is done via Google Drive.

I bounce ideas off the tech lead who definitely knows what he’s doing. They address on any issues instantly—anything that’s critical, even off hours, they’re right on it and working on it.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their project manager is amazing and is constantly trying to improve her team. I’d recommend her to anybody. They’re constantly tweaking their internal process to make it more efficient, agile, and to suit our need.

They have excellent attitudes and our tech lead is amazing too. You don’t often find companies that are able to retain someone at that technical level. We had an onsite visit to them a couple months ago. They’re super nice, very welcoming, and always very open-minded about changes or doing things in a different way.

Are there any areas they could improve?

There’s been a significant amount of change on their team. They have a practice of rotating juniors. Though they always ask before they do and don’t charge us, sometimes it takes time away from senior resources. For the most part, we’re happy with what they’re doing and most of our concerns simply have to do with the nature of offshore development.

With any offshore talent, there’s always time zone challenges because of coordination and logistics. Any delays weren’t their fault though, as the legacy application was extremely poorly written. Most of their efforts involved correcting problems that already existed or trying to understand what a previous developer had done wrong.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Try to understand your needs and make sure that Netguru fits them. They’re strictly a Ruby on Rails and Node.js house. As long as you understand that, I’d recommend them.

4.5
Overall Score
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    There’s been a couple of efforts that have taken longer than anticipated, but with good reason.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    The overall costs are really good. When they bring juniors on, it’s free.
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    The majority of the time, it’s very high quality and very well tested software. There’s been a couple of misses, but they perform very well.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Software Dev for FinTech Advisement Company

“Even though we don’t see each other on a daily basis, they feel like part of our internal team.”

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

After a discovery phase to finalize the design, Netguru started building a solution that connects financial advisors with clients. They’ve finished the core platform, and they’re working on additional features.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
United Kingdom
Co-Founder, FinTech Software Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

With a diligent and collaborative work ethic, Netguru has completed a high-quality MVP. As they develop new functions, the team continues to approach each task with an eager and focused attitude. Their organizational and technical skills set the foundation for a positive working relationship.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the co-founder of a FinTech advertising company. We develop technology for the financial advice sector within the financial services industry.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Netguru?

Currently, the interactions between financial advisors and clients in the UK are traditionally done in person. Advisors visit clients at their home to discuss objectives and make plans. Face-to-face meetings are clearly very productive; however, they’re also time-consuming and costly. We wanted to build a software solution that compliments those in-person meetings, but also provides a channel for digital interactions. We had a clear idea of our value proposition and the features we wanted in the platform, but we needed a vendor to build it.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Netguru flew their project manager and a few designers from Poland to the UK for a kick-off session with our team. We first discussed the context of the project and the business challenges we were looking to solve. Then, we provided them with a specific set of requests and some initial designs. After they reviewed that information, they shared their feedback, and we collaborated on a final plan for the software.

Once we agreed on the designs, their team made some final adjustments before handing them over to the development team. The developers started by building the core platform and the basic functionalities. Since then, we’ve brought on more developers to work on creating and implementing the rest of the features quickly and efficiently.

It’s an ongoing project, but the finished product will facilitate interactions between financial advisors and their clients. Clients can use the platform to seek advice, while the advisors are able to share recommendations regarding investments, pensions, life insurance, and general financial planning.

What is the team composition?

I interface with Netguru’s entire team on a daily basis.

How did you come to work with Netguru?

We ran a small procurement initiative where we contacted about six different agencies, both in the UK and abroad. We shared the same request with each vendor and analyzed their responses. A few of the UK companies seemed to be more focused on marketing rather than engineering, so we ruled them out. Our ideal partner needed to not only have experience in design and marketing but also demonstrate the capability to overcome complex technical challenges. Ultimately, we chose Netguru because they offered a balanced skillset for a reasonable price, and they’re in a nearby time zone.

How much have you invested with them?

So far, we’ve spent £500,000 ($653,573 USD) with Netguru.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with them in November 2017, and the project is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We haven’t launched yet. They’ve developed a high-level MVP, but we want to add more features before we introduce the solution to the market.

How did Netguru perform from a project management standpoint?

The Netguru team is communicative and responsive. They follow more of an agile approach. We have weekly planning meetings every Monday morning where they share the work they completed in the previous week and establish what they’ll deliver at the next meeting. Every resource on their team actively reaches out whenever they have a question about the scope, features, plans, or any other aspect of the project. It’s been a very interactive collaboration.

I was heavily involved in the day-to-day management in the beginning, but they’ve since found their rhythm. I pulled back a bit, which was very helpful. Now, I can allocate my time to other important initiatives and leave the technical details to them, knowing that they’d contact me whenever necessary.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They offer a good quality-to-cost ratio, which led us to choose them as a partner in the first place. Additionally, they’re fun to work with and approach their work with a can-do attitude. At this point, I’ve developed a good working relationship with their developers. If I reach out to them with an issue, suggestion, or questions, they do the appropriate research and come back with a thought-out response. Even though we don’t see each other on a daily basis, they feel like part of our internal team.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Sometimes, I feel that the project management is more focused on individual deliverables rather than the project as a whole. Usually, I have to approach them with what I think we need to do, and they help me define the next steps from there. However, I’ve never built a technology-based business before, so they have a lot more expertise in that field. I’d like them to be a bit more proactive and come to me with suggestions for how we should manage the production process. They have the organizational knowledge; I just wish they’d convey it a bit better.

Any advice for potential customers?

I think starting with a small team from Netguru worked very well. We settled into a workflow with three developers and a few designers and scaled the team once we found our rhythm and had the core platform up and running. The new resources increased our capabilities and helped us develop new features quickly, but I think it would’ve been a little premature to start with a large team. I recommend other clients consider starting the engagement with just a few resources to get a feel for the relationship.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I’ve already recommended them a few times.

Mobile App Dev for Large Consumer Products Company

"I always enjoyed meeting with them, even during the tough discussions about cost."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Oct. 2017 - June 2018
Project summary: 

Netguru developed the iOS and Android app with mapping and tracking functionalities. The completed solution uses Bluetooth technology. Development ended in mid-2018 and final delivery is still in progress.

The Reviewer
 
10,001+ Employees
 
Poland
Employee, Large Consumer Products Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The team’s agile approach not only produced a quality app, but also had a positive long-term effect on internal methodologies. Netguru was constantly available for discussion, which proved helpful during a miscommunication about cost. Expect stellar designs and a professional environment.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m a risk and compliance manager at a short services organization, which is part of a large consumer products company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Netguru?

We moved to a new office and transitioned from an open-space concept to an open-collaboration space. Before, employees had their own desks but now sat in divided basecamps that fit each group’s function. We needed a mobile app that would enable coworkers to locate themselves in the new office and find colleagues.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Netguru developed the iOS and Android app using Bluetooth technology. The solution let employees not only find colleagues but also explore the various basecamps. Heatmaps identified the high-focus areas and quiet zones where staff could choose to work. Users could also track occupied and vacant conference rooms.

What is the team composition?

The project manager was our main point of contact. We also interacted with the developers and one designer.

How did you come to work with Netguru?

We considered cost, quality, and innovation during our search. We knew the concept of the app was new and some vendors may have challenges building it according to our vision. Netguru’s amazing portfolio and reasonable prices stood out from the other vendors we considered.

How much have you invested with them?

The amount is confidential. We split the cost with another part of our parent company.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in October 2017, and development ended in June 2018. Netguru completed the app’s final version, and we are now discussing next steps for delivery.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Netguru’s agile methodology had a positive impact on our team. The project was our first time using the approach, and it changed how we do things in the company. We also shared the same values as Netguru. During informal talks, the team was engaged, honest, and helpful.

How did Netguru perform from a project management standpoint?

As the client, we were responsible for ensuring that Netguru had as much time as needed for the project. We used Jira and Slack for the first time with Netguru; both tools were very helpful. As an alternative to email, Slack made everything easy to find. We had weekly calls and spoke with the team as needed. In addition to being available, the team had good information flows and effective sprints. The designer’s work was particularly amazing.

What did you find most impressive about them?

We had a positive experience. Although I don’t have experience working with other app developers, I would confidently recommend Netguru because they produce quality work. Besides quality, the app’s visual and responsive design distinguished it from others.

Are there any areas they could improve?

The first project manager didn’t calculate the cost properly and the price appeared higher than what we had agreed. Although this was a one-person issue, Netguru as a whole deserved some blame.

Even though we had some serious discussions about cost, they were never on a personal level. We disagreed, but the conversation never became aggressive or impolite. The team had good values and a positive environment; everyone seemed happy.

Do you have any advice for future clients of theirs?

Clients don’t have to worry about quality or timely deliveries. Netguru will professionally fulfill their promises. However, all prospective customers should discuss cost because vendors make their proposals as attractive as possible; the prices may not be realistic.

5.0
Overall Score I always enjoyed meeting with them, even during the tough discussions about cost.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They were extremely professional in this regard. I don’t remember being surprised by a missed deadline.
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    In terms of value for money, we had a hiccup at one point. But they had perfect value prior to that incident.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    The apps were on par with those from the top players in the marketplace.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I will consider them as a main option for any future projects, and I’d recommend them to others.

Custom Software Dev for Multinational Insurance Provider

"They’re an extension of our team and are fully engaged in what we do."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
July 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Netguru provides custom software development services, working alongside an in-house team on the backend of an insurance sales platform.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Berlin, Germany
Dmitry Muzhikov
CPO, Alteos GmbH (Axa Konzern AG)
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

After onboarding quickly and professionally, the team began to work hard on the development project and produces high-quality deliverables. They collaborate smoothly with the in-house team and manage the project smoothly.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

Alteos GmbH (Axa Konzern AG) is a software company that develops insurance platforms that allow multi-digital e-commerce and other partners to quickly launch their insurance products.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Netguru?

We needed a development team to work on the backend of our platform.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They provided us with a resource that met our requirements. They became a part of our team remotely and worked on the backend development.

What is the team composition?

We have one backend engineer, one project manager, and one QA manager.

How did you come to work with Netguru?

We did market research into software houses that could support us in the early and later stages. Out of the six we interviewed, Netguru came first.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in July 2018 and the work is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The onboarding process went well and they’ve done a good job. They’re an extension of our team and are fully engaged in what we do.

How did Netguru perform from a project management standpoint?

Their responsiveness is really great. There’s almost no difference between working with our team members in-house and them being remote. For engineering, it’s really straightforward.

We’re satisfied with the project management process. We’re in touch with them ten times a day usually, and receive direct feedback from everyone on the team.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They're able to quickly onboard. They have a good preselection process for the people they employ—everyone is very high level.

Are there any areas they could improve?

They could be cheaper.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

It’s important to stay in touch and be in the process together. Otherwise, the results might be disappointing. Communicate often.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They're pretty expensive compared to the other software houses, but the quality of service justifies it.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    We've had no issues with them. They’re very good, smart guys that deliver what was promised.

Mobile App Dev for Personal Robot Product

“Their developers are also committed to our project, which speaks volumes about their character.”

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
3.0
Willing to refer: 
4.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Jan. 2016 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Although Netguru was originally contacted to serve as a temporary development team, they’ve continued their involvement, assisting with app development for Android and iOS as well as intensive QA testing.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Israel
VP of Product, Personal Robot Product
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Despite the short-term nature of the initial scope, Netguru’s expertise and in-depth technical knowledge have cemented their role as key partners in the engagement. They’ve cultivated strong interpersonal relationships, which has helped build trust and secure future collaboration.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the VP of product for a technological company. We’ve developed a personal robot product for domestic use. It’s a telepresence device that functions as an autonomous personal assistant.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Netguru?

When we established our company, we lacked the employees needed to build the product. However, we didn’t want to waste time waiting until we'd recruited all of our in-house personnel to start the project, so we approached Netguru. Initially, they served as our development team to execute our concept. As we amassed an internal team of qualified developers, they continued to work with us, providing a range of mobile app development services.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

As I've mentioned, we contracted our work to them while we were building up our in-house team. However, it was such a comfortable partnership that we decided to continue the engagement for the entire project. They currently serve as an extension of our team, doing mostly Android development and QA testing, though they’ve also done some iOS work.

Recently, we’ve become large enough to bring the project in-house, so we’re changing the nature of the relationship. We're going to keep all the core assets and intellectual property internal. However, we plan to continue contracting them for stand-alone projects unrelated to the core software, which they would manage themselves.

What is the team composition?

We typically work with four people, including a project manager, a lead developer, and an iOS developer. Their resources are talented and trustworthy, so it's fun to work with them. They’re always curious about emerging technologies and are really cooperative.

How did you come to work with Netguru?

I joined the project after they’d started working here, so I'm unsure about the details.

What is the status of this engagement?

Their work lasted from January 2016–June 2018.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Beyond being capable developers, they’ve brought a strong work culture to our organization. We’ve even implemented a few of their processes, benefiting immensely from their QA procedures. Every 4–6 months, one of their professionals would review our apps and provide an external analysis of our code. This allows us to gain invaluable perspective into our work.

How did Netguru perform from a project management standpoint?

They're cooperative and flexible with our schedules. Here, in Tel Aviv, we rest on Fridays and work on Sundays, so there’s always a two-day gap between us and the rest of the world. Despite this, our schedules are well synced.

Their developers are committed to our project, which speaks volumes about their character. Over time, we’ve developed a good personal relationship with the team. If I need them to work a few extra hours on the weekend, they cooperate with us. We have daily meetings and use Slack and other tools to communicate.

What did you find most impressive about them?

I appreciate that they’ve maintained the same key personnel throughout our project. With outsourced work, the vendor often moves people around assignments. However, it was important to me that their developers didn’t move to other projects while working with us. If a developer needed to leave the project, Netguru made sure to bring in a replacement as early as possible. That way, the next person would have enough time to learn about our objectives and methods.

I also value their breadth of expertise, ranging from their QA services to their project management. Whenever we have a problem, we know that we can ask a number of people to find a solution. They have a vast and knowledgeable community of developers that offer crucial insights into some of the new technologies that we’re experimenting with.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Due to the nature of our project, we sometimes have to send them custom hardware to facilitate development. However, because their developers work remotely all over Poland, we need to send multiple devices to various locations. If we were working with a more centralized team, this wouldn't be an issue.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

At the end of the day, it’s the customer’s responsibility to ensure that the product is developed correctly. If there are discrepancies between the product requirement documents (PRD) and the final outcome, the customer still shares some of the culpability. Customers should work closely with the team to make sure that the project is moving in the expected direction. Having regular check-ins also helps mitigate misunderstandings.

4.5
Overall Score They’re definitely the best agency I’ve worked with so far.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Time lines are rarely 100% accurate, so there’s always an extra push to ensure timely delivery. They’ve been very cooperative on this front.
  • 3.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They’re a bit expensive compared to other agencies. However, their service is exceptional, and the work meets our high standards.
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    We’ve had a great, long-lasting relationship. We have no complaints here.
  • 4.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I’ve recommended them to friends, but it depends on the project. Their skills are well-suited for long-term engagements.

Outsourced MVP Dev for Business Services Startup

"[T]hey don’t just build the software for you, they help you understand things in the industry you need to know."

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

Netguru developed an MVP from scratch before using it to build other customized products. Incremental enhancements and retroactive bug fixes remain the top priority. 

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Kilkenny, Ireland
Niall McManus
Founder, Kuingia
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The whole engagement has been much more successful than originally expected. Netguru helped launch a viable MVP rather than simply validating a proof of concept, which was the primary goal at the outset. End-users have shared only positive feedback.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I'm the founder of Kuingia, which is a business news and information service, giving revenue generators and owners of large companies the ability to access and capture relevant information that can be retained within the organization to allow everyone access.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Netguru?

We had no technical resources in-house to build our platform.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They gave us a wireframe well beyond our budget, which was enough for them to determine our concept, then they simplified it. This version allows us to put our own architecture around it.

They developed an MVP from scratch. The product was simple in delivery and function but provided a solution. It was more scalable than we'd envisioned it being, which allowed us to get clients. We were also able to sell it, which was the important thing. The product was meant to be a proof of concept for one customer, who ultimately didn’t work out, but we ended up selling it to nine other companies in three different industries.

We’ve now engaged Netguru to build a second version. It will have enhancements that will allow us to scale with our existing customers and capture new ones. The product is still budget sensitive, but I've given them the go-ahead to build.

What is the team dynamic?

On the 1st version, there were two developers and a project manager. When I met to do the project planning, there were three developers and a project designer. The next version will have three developers working on it. 

How did you come to work with Netguru?

We tendered around four companies. For the first iteration, Netguru was the most competitive in price and delivery and came highly recommended.

What is the status of this engagement?

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

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The feedback has been good. Netguru is the first company we’ve outsourced to.

How did Netguru perform from a project management standpoint?

I manage the project through their own project manager. We've done weekly sprints and used online communication tools to talk to developers if there's a specific question that needs to be resolved. They've been on time and within budget.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They've delivered when asked. They’re competitive on price, even giving me an initial build price, so I know my money is going toward building the product and not on soft issues like discovery.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I would've liked the period of the turnaround for version two to have been quicker, but I knew they were busy.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

They're very good for people who are less experienced. They have all the software development skills in-house, and they don’t just build the software for you, they also help you understand that there are things in the industry you need to know.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They gave me value for money against the other tenders.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They delivered what they said they were going to do in the budget.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Outsourced Dev for Hospitality Startup

"I can’t imagine wanting to go back to using in-house solutions."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Apr. 2016 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Netguru augments a remote team, acting as the tech lead for Ruby development. They identified concerns, began site supervision, and continue now also produce new platform features. 

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
London, England
Co-Founder
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Revenue has nearly doubled in part due to Netguru's efforts. The team is always readily available despite the time difference. Commitment to customer satisfaction and outstanding quality make them ideal partners. 

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

We operate networking dinners for the technology community and people in business so that they can expand their networks. 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Netguru?

I was looking for a Ruby developer. Our team operated remotely, so I was quite interested in a remote solution because it would fit in with how we were already working.

We hadn’t done any development for a year or so. I’d always had a developer in-house, and now we had that gap. I had someone who could accomplish things here and there, but we didn’t have someone working on the technology full-time.

Our company’s team is small, and they don’t all work from the same place. It made sense for us to find a remote solution that could scale up and down as needed. We could do that with Netguru.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They took over the management of the site. We hadn’t done any development work for about a year, so they gave a lot of advice about things we should be updating, like new versions of Ruby. They did that initial review to pinpoint main concerns. At the same time, they allowed me to make comments and request some of the things I was more interested in, like the features and everything we ultimately wanted. It was a balance between the two processes. They took on everything and we started from the beginning in terms of objectives.

We totally changed the flow of our signup process, including all the data fields that we collected and had structured into profiles. We did lots of work on reporting so that I could actually extract the information I needed in order to run the business well. It was a whole different way of looking at the data.

We also added various payment methods. We added description options, bundles, and did an overhaul of some of our regular scheduled emails, optimizing and speeding them up. Netguru did lots of refactoring.

There was tons of old code that they audited, picking and choosing what was worth keeping. They made the software a lot simpler. Prior to working with Netguru, we didn’t have automatic tests or scripts. So after each feature, they put in place automatic testing. Now, instead of us having to manually test, those key features are automatically tested to see if anything is broken. They focused on the user, especially making sure nothing broke during the payment process. We are now having a bit of a break from development and they are helping with maintenance.

What is the team dynamic?

We had two senior developers, one junior developer, a designer, a project manager, and a tester. That was the maximum that we had at any given time.

They have a rotation policy at Netguru. After a certain period of time, the lead developer will be changed so that everything is seen by more than one developer. This method ensures there’s more than one person working on the code, giving a different perspective. We had a project manager that I couldn’t stand, but she left the company, so we ended up with a new one. There was also always a backup project manager that knew the project to a certain level, which was useful. If someone was on a day’s leave, the backup person would always be available.

If we wanted to add or remove anyone on the team on short notice, that was always very easy for Netguru. An in-house team would’ve been a different commitment. I like the flexibility, the availability, and the cost savings of office space.

How did you come to work with Netguru?

I spoke to various freelance developers and contractors; I was looking at all the options. There was one other remote company I was considering, but they didn’t compare when I spoke to them about how they operated. Wiktor [Schmidt, Co-Founder & CEO, Netguru] reached out to me via email just in time, told me a bit about what they do, and we began the engagement.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in July 2016 and the work is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We introduced the new payment options in January, and our revenues doubled overnight. That was the most significant thing that we did. The other thing that was really useful was getting the deeper insights into data, how people are using the site, and the customer behavior. It allows us to adapt our marketing and our commercial strategy.

How did Netguru perform from a project management standpoint?

Netguru is extremely thorough and quite strict. Strict is good, though, because all I want to do is work on the stuff that I can see—I don’t care about the tests running in the background. I know they’re important, but I want to move onto the next thing. They tell me the things that we need to do and they make me stick to it. They got me to be much more structured in running this technology project. It was strict in a good way.

They make me stick to the rules and processes that they’ve developed over time, with a lot of projects and a robust development team. We use JIRA or Atlassian as a project management tool, and Slack to keep track of things. We talk on Google Hangouts every week.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They’re based in Poland and I’m in London, but it doesn’t feel that way—they’re always present. Almost every week, I’ll get an email from someone saying, “Do you want to grab coffee? I’m in London.” That's not what you expect from a remote firm. They’re very hot on customer care.

There’s always someone available to talk to me, or someone checking in. That was way above what I was expecting. They’ve done a really good job with communication. Having a QA tester was also amazing. When features were shown to me, they had been tested thoroughly, and truly worked. My experience in the past was getting a feature that was 97% there. With Netguru, when we did find a bug or a problem, they would get right on it, which I know is very time-consuming.

Are there any areas they could improve?

There’s nothing that comes to mind; their development was good and I loved how the team was put together. I liked their availability and their customer care as well. I can’t imagine wanting to go back to using in-house solutions. I’ll be comfortable using Netguru for future projects. I would use them without hesitation.

What tips would you share with less experienced buyers that come to Clutch and hope to use our platform to find a vendor?

The thing I didn’t know a long time ago was the difference between programming languages and the availability of developers. There are certain programming languages that have a lot of developers available, and you’d have more of a choice in the market.

Some programming languages, though, don’t have as many developers. Supply and demand dictate the price and availability. I’d get a handle on the actual options and what that means for your project, especially if it’s ongoing.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    The value is great.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Everything has been working better than ever.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I do all the time. Easy 5.

Integrated Platform Dev for Healthcare Tech Firm

“They are head and shoulders above other companies we’ve used.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Aug. 2016 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Netguru developed Android and iOS mobile applications for a tech healthcare organization. The small team built the MVP within six months, which included features such as GPS and scheduling options.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
London, United Kingdom
Steve Dailey
Co-Founder, Helpr
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The apps are intuitive, with the users already onboard finding the system impressive. Netguru’s team were responsive to all requests and easily available for communication, including in-person. Their transparent project management using Envision and Jira ensured all issues were handled swiftly.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

Helpr Technologies builds platforms for the gig economy, while Helpr is the company that we use to implement the platforms and provide the services. The first platform we built was for domiciliary care in the UK, which is where people can be cared for in their own homes. I’m the founder and director of both companies. 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Netguru?

We needed an Android and iOS app that integrates with our platform. I had sketched some things out as to how I thought it would look in terms of user experience and design.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

The MVP took six months. Netguru built an Android and iOS version of the app. It’s reasonably complicated in that we have a web app for our clients to use. Some of our clients are big local authorities so they won’t sit behind PCs and laptops to do their work. 

Netguru used wireframes and went to work. Within three weeks, we started to see their early screen designs. The user can input details of someone needing care and set up visits they want for the person. We also introduced GPS tracking so that we know when a carer uses the app how close they are to where they say they are. That helped us streamline our billing system as we knew what services had been delivered.

What is the team dynamic? 

It was a small team that was pretty stable throughout the whole project. There were a couple of designers, a project manager, four developers, and a QA tester. I was really impressed with all the people they’ve brought on board.

How did you come to work with Netguru?

We searched online and talked to our contacts. We pulled together a list of 20 companies then did a bit more research into each of them. We got some references and whittled the list down to four companies.

I gave each company a weeks’ worth of work to see how they performed based on the quality they produced and how easily it was to communicate with them. We ended up with Netguru because another company we considered seemed to work great in London, but were not very keen for us to go visit them in Romania, which made me wonder if I was just seeing their sales frontend. 

Netguru was completely open and transparent. We went to their place in Poznan and met everybody. Everyone was really friendly. They called in people who had knowledge in places where people in the workshop didn’t. We had a very good feeling about them. They have a nice culture and are great people to do business with. The hiring process took us four weeks.

What is the status of this engagement?

The relationship is ongoing. Our clients have changed somewhat due to monetary cutbacks. The way we thought it would work has changed slightly. For that reason, we’ve spent more time to take those changes on board and change the workflow slightly. We’ll be ready with those changes in a couple of weeks. We’ve also been waiting on getting clearance from the QA agency serving the UK health service. It takes three months to get that feedback.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We’ve got 30–40 carers that I’ve been training in the Android and iOS apps. People are really impressed by the system. I was thinking about developing how-to videos, but the carers have picked up the system very well. In terms of ease of use, it’s a dream.

In the early days, we agreed that we would probably develop the Android app and then do the iOS version. We’ve not had any problems with the iOS version and if I had to choose, I would say the iOS version is better than the Android version. Both are very good, but iOS has the edge over Android. 

How did Netguru perform from a project management standpoint?

They are head and shoulders above other companies we’ve used. My wife is in project management, and she’s been really impressed by Netguru’s culture and responsiveness. I rate them very highly. 

They gave us access to their whole toolset so I can look at the design through Envision. That also includes free access to Jira so I can see everything that’s happening in the scrum. I can see all the backlogs and issues and can load my own tickets in Jira. They’re completely transparent.

What did you find most impressive about them?

We get to meet with them every couple of months and have coffee with their CEO, Wiktor Schmidt. That’s really nice. I know they have a large customer base, but he still seeks us out when he's in London. We know the door is always open and that if we’re not happy, Wiktor will step in. I’ve never needed that, though.

Are there any areas they could improve?

There must be because nobody’s perfect, but I can’t think of anything.

5.0
Overall Score They’re brilliant. I can usually find fault somewhere, but these guys have proved me wrong so far.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Product Dev & Advisory for Financial Tech Startup

"They showed us what the problems were, how to fix them, and they did it all the proper way."

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

Netguru took over an iOS/Android app development project, using only the designs created by a previous vendor. They focus on efficiency and security while also supporting project management and QA.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Frankfurt, Germany
Co-Founder
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

While the iOS version remains unfinished; it's Android counterpart has been very well received. Netguru excels at creative problem-solving, especially with end users in mind. The team was reliable, proactive, and quick retroactive bug fixes.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

Our company is on its way to being the first fair and transparent payday loan provider in Germany. These are small, short-term loans to help people with unexpected expenses (to hold them over until payday). 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Netguru?

We wanted to create a new system to manage payday loans that doesn’t involve traditional credit scoring. However, there are some restrictions to the app we were trying to build.

Our previous agency did not deliver a solution, so we stopped the project. We decided to start over and only use the design they had created. Our approach is fully mobile and fully app-based, so we wanted a partner that had experience in developing good, efficient apps.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

The specifications already existed, and most of our goals were already outlined, but they helped improve some things. Regarding security, they helped us a lot. The previous system could easily be hijacked by a third party, so Netguru had to improve the entire thing. They even found some security issues we hadn’t seen and didn’t understand. They showed us what the problems were, how to fix them, and they did it all the proper way.

Netguru first developed the Android version of the app, and it’s been on the Google Play store for about two weeks. We’re still adding some features, and we have plans to make an iOS version.

For the next financial round, we don’t plan on hiring our own developers. We’re going to use Netguru for that phase.

What is the team dynamic?

There are four developers, one project manager, and one QA. Our CTO talks with them every day.

How did you come to work with Netguru?

Our previous partner wasn’t working out well. The programmers were located in Peru, and we needed something closer to improve communication. Some of the code was even written in Spanish, which none of our team or clients spoke.

We wanted to get to know the developers and meet with them from time to time. We requested proposals and interviewed four different coding agencies. We’d had a past project with Netguru, and I knew they were good, so we decided to hire 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?

Right now, only family and friends are reviewing the app, but the feedback from investors and stakeholders is very positive. We have some bugs we need to resolve, but most of the time it’s not related to what Netguru did.

How did Netguru perform from a project management standpoint?

Our CTO communicates daily with them through Slack for all of the IT and ticketing. For user stories, we use JIRA. The communication is 90% via Slack.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They have really smart people, and they think of solutions both from a developer’s point of view as well as the user’s.

They’re also fast. We’ll ask them to change something, and they’ll change it on the fly. We had the second version in the Android store soon after the first launch.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I could have cheaper, but that would be unfair. They are far cheaper than any German company. To be honest, we’re really satisfied with them. It’s great working with them.

5.0
Overall Score We’re really happy with them.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Nothing to improve.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    It's very good for us.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    Of course.
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Bronze
VERIFIED
Business Entity
Status
Active
Jurisdiction of Formation
Poland
ID
0000745671
Date of Formation
Aug 8, 2018
Last Updated
Jan 31, 2019
Client Reviews
VERIFIED CLIENT REVIEWS
23
OVERALL REVIEW RATING
4.9
Source
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LAST UPDATED
March 4, 2019