Building digital products for world changers

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Netguru builds digital products that let people do things differently. 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. Our clients have changed the way people do banking, listen to music, learn languages and rent bikes. Their products have been featured in TechCrunch, Business Insider and Product Hunt.

Share your challenge with our team and we’ll work with you to deliver a revolutionary digital product.

 
$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
  • al. Jana Pawła II 29
    Warsaw 00-867
    Poland
  • ul. Pawia 9
    Kraków 30-001
    Poland
  • ul. Krakowska 29
    Wrocław 50-424
    Poland
  • al. Grunwaldzka 472
    Gdańsk 80-309
    Poland
  • ul. Młyńska 11
    Katowice 40-098
    Poland
  • ul. Świętojańska 12A
    Białystok 15-082
    Poland
  • ul. Henryka Sienkiewicza 85/87
    Łódź 90-057
    Poland
  • ul. Żołnierzy 9 Dywizji Piechoty 8
    Rzeszów 35-083
    Poland

Focus

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

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.

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DAMAC

DAMAC has been operating in the real estate market since 2002, delivering residential, commercial, and leisure properties across the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Jordan, Lebanon, Oman, and the United Kingdom.

A major factor that distinguishes DAMAC from other developers, is its ethos of supporting its agents. As a keen adopter of modern technology, the company developed an idea for an app in which all of the information the

agents needed, is available at their fingertips.

The team at Netguru has been instrumental in helping DAMAC to produce a comprehensive digital product that delivers a range of features. Agents are now able to effortlessly browse through the latest offers, check all relevant property details including the size, location, and specifications amongst other additional features.


Read more here:

https://www.netguru.com/featured/damac

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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CarLens

Machine Learning and Augmented Reality combined in one sleek mobile app that lets you recognize cars in the streets.

- Image detection

Image analysis tasks can be as simple as reading bar-coded tags, or as sophisticated as identifying a person from their face.

- Tensorflow

The biggest advantage of Tensorflow is its easy integration with mobile application on both Android and iOS.

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Machine Learning

Data is one of the most important things in the machine learning process, seriously. It should never be underestimated. Very often it is even more important than the algorithms you chose.

- Augmented reality

Since we did not have any restrictions with regards to the technology we could use, we have decided to choose the latest and greatest possible AR solution. So we went with AR Core coupled with Sceneform SDK from Google. Sceneform can draw just about any Android view in 3d and AR. This included Lottie animations!

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parcelLab

parcelLab develops two main products: tailored delivery notifications and a custom track & trace page. They needed compelling, elegant and useful landing pages for the owners and managers of different online shop categories: fashion, home & living, consumer electronics, and brands & products. The company turned to Netguru to help them promote the campaign and attract new clients from different industries. The

process included:

- Creating visually appealing designs for landing pages that would resonate with different audiences

- Translating designs into fully interactive and engaging landing pages.

- Using top-notch tools with to deliver the highest quality.

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Altostack.io

Altostack.io turned to Netguru to help them design and implement their entire branding and web design strategy. 

The Netguru team successfully managed to complete the Altostack.io design project within 4 weeks. The new branding identity of the company received positive feedback from stakeholders. The main results included:

- The company’s entire corporate identity was

designed.

- The company’s landing page reflects a fresh approach and is now adjusted to its tech-savvy customers.

- 17 illustrations were created.

- Altostack.io’s branding stands out positively from its competition which uses a more traditional visual language.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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 Native took only six weeks, which included the design and testing phases. The cooperation between the teams went smoothly and according to the plan. The client could quickly begin the promotional efforts and focus on business goals.

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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.
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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.

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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.

 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.
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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.
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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)
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PolicyGenius

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

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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.

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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.
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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.

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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.

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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.
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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.

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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. 

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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.
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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.

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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.

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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.

 

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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. 
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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.

Reviews

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Web Development for Carnival E-Commerce Platform

"Netguru impressed me with the speed with which they were able to pick up existing code and expand it."

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

Netguru improved and upgraded the client's existing platform and database quickly and without disrupting user accessibility.

The Reviewer
 
Trinidad & Tobago
Angel Stewart
CEO/Founder, Carnival E-Commerce Platform
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Netguru streamlined the existing code and created new features designed to benefit the customer base. They provided comprehensive project management support, extensive project review, and excellent customer service.

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

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization.

We are an e-commerce company which has created a digital platform allowing users to access information about products for the niche Carnival market in the Caribbean. Customers can easily order costumes for sale on our platform and use our comprehensive backend content management system for managing orders. We also provide other e-commerce services related to the Carnival industry, such as fashion, make-up, bookings, and so on. We are a one-stop-shop for this business.

What is your position?

I am the chief executive officer and founder of the company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What business challenge were you trying to address with Netguru?

We had difficulty in finding qualified developers with the necessary experience and available time for developing our platform.

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their involvement in greater detail.

This was a challenging project to take up because it was already in progress. The site had been launched, and it had an existing user base. Since there is a management component to the platform, our clients viewed the site as a mission-critical component to their organizations. We couldn't afford to take our time on individual features or take down the site for maintenance. Netguru had to read the existing code, understand it, and add to it quickly. It would have been challenging for any development shop. Netguru impressed me with the speed with which they were able to pick up existing code and expand it.

How did you come to work with Netguru?

We considered a couple of other developers, eventually settling on Netguru. We needed someone who would be capable, fast, and who had good quality control over their development methodologies. We gave test work to different companies. The results were everywhere from OK to poor. I did a search across Europe. I knew of another startup company who was building its systems on Ruby on Rails. Netguru was the developer for that company, so based on that information, I opened discussions with them. They described their process for managing a project, which made me think they'd be a good fit for us.

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

The total cost of the development has been around $50,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started the project with Netguru in September of 2015. The work is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any statistics or metrics from this engagement?

Netguru helped streamline the existing application code and developed some of the key features needed to improve value for our customer base. They worked very quickly throughout.

How did Netguru perform from a project management standpoint?

Project management has been good. Our team was issued one project manager as well as several developers and quality assurance people. We use an Agile methodology by creating stories for each feature. Quality assurance members make sure that all the pieces of the work are present before we see it. Netguru is different from other organizations we've worked with. Usually, we would work directly with a developer and the inclusion of a project manager would entail additional costs. Quality assurance was a completely different cost structure as well. The package we received from them included the entire project management lifecycle, which was extremely beneficial from our standpoint, as a fast-moving startup. As a founder, I don't have the necessary time to double-check user stories.

What distinguishes Netguru from other providers?

Their project cycle includes different specializations, including project management and quality assurance. Netguru also provides us with more senior specialists who review code in order to make sure that everything is done as efficiently as possible. Their entire team takes the time to review the work from the standpoint of the end-user. This wasn't an option with the other companies I spoke to. Their customer care aspects are also good. The team is very friendly, and the English communication was excellent.

Is there anything Netguru could have improved or done differently?

The project management could have been better in other respects, like reporting the time and cost spent working on certain cases.

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

Redeveloped Rails Platform for Online Booking Service

“They’re very transparent in everything that they do.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
3.5
Willing to refer: 
4.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Dec. 2015 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Netguru is redesigning an existing platform to improve its scalability. The team provides both backend and frontend developers as well as QA resources.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Ireland
Founder & CEO, Online Booking Service
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The first phase of the project is complete and has gone live. Netguru delivered a stable, scalable, high quality solution that is performing well. The team adjusts well to changes in scope, maintains good transparency, and offers accurate estimates to foster a trustworthy and confident partnership.

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

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization.

We're a campsite aggregator and booking engine.

What is your position?

I am the founder of the company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What business challenge were you trying to address with netguru?

I needed to scale the development side of the business, and I needed to do it quickly. Hiring full-time resources was out of the question due to timing and cost. This meant that I had to find an outsourced partner to supply the technical talent I needed.

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their involvement.

Our platform was already built. I approached netguru to have them implement a new design, transitioning away from my development partner at the time.

The team assigned to us consisted of two back-end and three front-end developers. We interact with them through a project manager, but we also interact with the team directly, as needed. There's also a quality assurance tester involved in the process.

How did you come to work with netguru?

I did a general search for Ruby on Rails development companies. I looked at a couple of other companies besides netguru, speaking with past clients in order to understand their previously completed work. I was determined to work with an outsourced company due to cost issues. Working with a local company would have been prohibitively expensive.

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

The total cost is expected to be $170,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started the work in December 2015 but the project is still ongoing. The biggest phase of the implementation is expected to finish within the next two weeks [May 2015].

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any statistics or metrics from this engagement?

The first phase of the project, directed at campsite owners, has gone live. The quality of the product is very good. Stability and performance were big factors for us. We've received a stable and scalable solution.

How did netguru perform from a project management standpoint?

We didn't know what the full extent of the work would be in the beginning. It turned out to be more extensive than expected, but netguru has done a very good job in getting to where we needed to get.

What distinguishes netguru from other providers?

They're very transparent in everything that they do. This isn't something that I've encountered with previous providers. It's been great to see and has helped build confidence. I've been working within the development world for long enough to know what an accurate estimate is. I believe netguru in their estimations.

Is there anything netguru could have improved or done differently?

Planning, within the context of where we need to get to and evaluating our milestones, could be improved. This could just as well be an area of improvement for myself.

Any limitations on the client's end will result in a limitation of the project itself. netguru has told us that many people came to them with sketchy requirements, whereas our company drafted complete wireframes and visual designs. This made our lives much easier in terms of implementation. If we didn't have that material, their team would have been happy to work with whatever we had anyway, but my advice is for clients to go to them as prepared as possible.

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

Platform Development for Online Book Dealer

"Everything is transparent and we know what their progress is at any point in time."

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

Netguru works on Ruby on Rails and database development projects for an online book retailer.

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

The company is very pleased with Netguru’s consistently solid performance, particularly when it comes to their methodology. The iterative process that the agency has implemented leads to high-quality output and results. Their other core strengths include transparency and reliability.

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

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization.

We are an online book dealer combining traditional knowledge of the market with technology systems which identify discrepancies and availability of our inventory across international locations. We know where certain titles are available and source books to different locations accordingly.

What is your position?

I am one of three partners in the company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What business challenge were you trying to address with netguru?

We ran a few projects a few years ago which were not critical to the company. My business partner used to serve as the lead in-house developer, but eventually, we decided it would be best to contact an external company for our work. We started on small projects with netguru and they eventually ended up taking over our entire development.

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their involvement.

Netguru has a very good talent pool of stack developers which they offer to us. We specifically needed experience with Ruby on Rails and database development.

They assign us a senior developer as well as other programmers, depending on our project. We've worked with up to three people at the same time. We work with a project manager from netguru's side and also have our own.

How did you come to work with netguru?

We're based in London. Local talent can be very expensive, so we started looking for external companies. I read about Eastern European developers on Ruby on Rails forums. They were seen as being both professional and affordable. We found this combination in netguru. They were better than any company we could have hired locally. In total, we looked at four or five companies before hiring them.

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

Pricing ranges by developer, depending on their seniority. Our monthly cost is between $5,000-10,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We have an ongoing relationship.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any statistics or metrics from this engagement?

We don't keep track of metrics as such, but I can say that netguru has a very good methodology in terms of clean development. The code they produce rarely has to be refactored later on. They have an iterative process implemented throughout their organization which leads to high quality output. We've always tried to provide as much information as possible to them as well, in order to make their lives easier.

How did netguru perform from a project management standpoint?

We keep in touch using Slack, on which they're always available. There is a lot of interaction between our teams and we're experienced in working with remote companies, so we're comfortable with the process.

What distinguishes netguru from other providers?

From my experience with other development companies, I've found netguru to be very systematic in their approach. Everything is transparent and we know what their progress is at any point in time. This extends to all their processes, including billing.

Could you share any tips with future clients?

The experience of working with a remote company as opposed to an in-house team relies on how comfortable the client is with remote communication. The fact that the developer is not in the same town as the client means that they have to rely on collaboration tools for any kind of interaction. Tools are readily available, but it's really a matter of the cultural adaptation of the company requesting services.

5.0
Overall Score It's been a very positive experience.
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I have already recommended them.

Rails-Developed MVP for IT Startup

"They have great resource availability, which is important for more complex projects."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
3.5
Willing to refer: 
4.5
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
Project summary: 

Netguru used Ruby on Rails to quickly develop a minimum viable product. They used Ruby on Rails for the back-end and Ember.js for the front-end of the platform.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Berlin, Germany
Founder & CEO, Startup
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Based on internal user testing, front-end designs had little to no bugs, worked smoothly, and received positive feedback. Netguru consistently delivers projects on time and within budget, and project management and communication remain among the agency's core strengths.

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

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization.

We are a marketplace startup from Berlin.

What is your position?

I am the founder.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What business challenge were you trying to address with netguru?

We wanted to kick off a minimum viable product for our company quickly.

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their involvement.

netguru has developed our product using Ruby on Rails in the back-end and Ember.js in the front end. We'd worked with Ruby on Rails before, but Ember.js was recommended strongly by one of their developers. Their team consisted of three developers and a project manager. They've also provided quality assurance resources.

How did you come to work with netguru?

I had a connection with netguru since I had worked with them in the past. We screened five or six offshore agencies besides netguru, and settled on them based on our communication, general fit, and their client feedback.

What is the status of this engagement?

Our solution has been live for six months. The project is ongoing, but it's running on a lower level. We've scaled our operations down to one developer. We'll continue to work with netguru for the foreseeable short-term future. Our goal was to build a solution fast, and we've since built our own in-house team. Time to market was the main factor in working with them.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any statistics or metrics from this engagement?

We engage in frequent user testing. The front-end parts and their designs have worked smoothly and have received good feedback from users. There were a few bugs within the platform, but we never discovered any big defects.

How did netguru perform from a project management standpoint?

They've delivered their work within budget and on time. Their overall communication has been very good. Project management and quality assurance are provided by netguru as part of standard development without additional costs.

We use Pivotal Tracker for project management. Both our companies were familiar with the tool. Our communication was done through Slack, which I think is also standard for netguru.

Is there anything that distinguishes netguru from others?

I think they have great resource availability, which is important for more complex projects or ones that have a shorter timeline. 

Is there anything netguru could have improved or done differently?

Anyone can improve. netguru could have had better communication at times but, overall, I'm very happy with them.

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

iOS Development for Consumer Products Startup

“They've always delivered their work on time and within the specified budget, with exceptional communication.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
Project summary: 

Due to limited in-house resources, Netguru supplied a front-end development team to create a startup social network's iOS app.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Salt Lake City, Utah
Founder & CEO, Consumer Products Startup
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Netguru developed a stable application that was received well in its market. While the network was still in its early stages, the agency's reliable, high-quality work built a strong partnership. The team's most noteworthy attributes were their project management and stack processes.

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

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization.

Suggestit is a startup social network that allows people in local communities to see everything happening in their areas, basically local suggestions for what's happening.

What is your position?

I am the founder of the company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What business challenge were you trying to address with Netguru?

We were in need of a front-end development team because we didn't have access to those skills. 

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their involvement.

Netguru provided the functional development for our iOS app. Our team consists of one or two developers, along with a project manager and a quality assurance person.

We've been in charge of creating the platform's design and user experience internally. Their tasks have always been the technical development and implementation. 

How did you come to work with Netguru?

They approached us and made a compelling case, offering the resources and skillsets that we needed, along with all the organizational processes required. We used their company on a trial basis in order to see if they would be the right team to complete our work. Netguru achieved everything that they set out to and we've continued to work with them since.

We interviewed several organizations prior to hiring them. What drew Netguru to our attention was their overall organization, effective communication and stack processes.

What is the status of this engagement?

Our relationship is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any statistics or metrics from this engagement?

We're still in the early stages of our process, so I don't have any quantitative data for our success. Netguru has produced a very stable application with very few bugs, which has been well-received within its market.

How did Netguru perform from a project management standpoint?

They've always delivered their work on time and within the specified budget, with exceptional communication. We use Google Docs, Slack and Jira for project communication. Netguru's strong suit is that they have a very sound process and use the best-of-breed communication stacks.

Is there anything Netguru could have improved or done differently?

There isn't any improvement which I could recommend to them that Netguru wouldn't be already aware of.

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

Platform Implementation and Customization For Hosting Firm

“I would say they do a pretty good job. I feel very confident in their level of work.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
May 2014 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Netguru developed a platform to help customers who sell DVDs easily convert them into a streaming format.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Washington, DC Metro Area
President
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The company was happy with Netguru’s work, and praised their fluid communication and thorough documentation of the process. Work was ongoing, but internal staff felt confident in the agency's ability to continue to produce high-quality code, manage projects, and review their work.

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

BACKGROUND

Could you briefly describe your organization?

I work for a Web hosting company. We host about 4,000 sites globally. We offer various managed hosting services and online marketing for our customers.

What is your position?

I’m the president.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

Could you describe the business challenges that you were attempting to address when you first approached netguru?

We came to netguru about six months ago. They were brought on a project that we had already started, a new service. It’s a simple video distribution platform for companies that still sell DVDs. We help them convert those into a streaming format for their customers easily. We have internal staff who works on development, but we needed additional support to compensate for an a few large, complex projects. We needed to find some developer that were qualified and could work well with our internal team.

SOLUTION

Could you describe the level of their involvement in greater detail, the scope of their responsibility?

It was primarily Ruby on Rails development and testing. We had an off-site tester that would review code, too. It was all functional development, and no design. We had two full-time developers sourced with netguru. We mainly worked with junior developers, and we had one senior. They worked right alongside our internal developers.

How did you select netguru as your development partner?

It was through general Web research, I spoke to a good amount of firms and got a feel for how they communicated, how big their team was and their rates. That’s where I made my decision. Obviously, their past projects, and how comfortable they were with the technology. I assessed how the initial conversation went, what their pricing was, how they did development. I was pretty set on an offshore provider, and they seemed very capable to me.

Does this project remain ongoing?

Yes. Currently, they do development for us. We’re planning on working with them throughout 2015.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

In terms of results, could you share any statistics, metrics, or user feedback that would demonstrate the quality of their performance?

They did a good job. They’re very responsive. Their project managers are decent. They stay on top of stuff, and their communication is not bad. There is always good documentation. As far as overall performance, they do a good job. When you’re outsourcing, there’s a certain level of acceptance of not being able to manage someone, but working with the developers was not difficult. Overall, it was pretty good, and continues to be. We didn’t have any issues with budget or deadlines, and the communication was clear.

When working with netguru, is there anything you’d consider unique about their approach or development methodology that distinguish them from other vendors?

No. I would say they’re comparable. I think they do good code review for their clients. That’s one thing that sets them apart, so that helps.

In retrospect, are there areas in which you think netguru could improve as a service provider?

No. Honestly, I would say they do a pretty good job. I feel very confident in their level of work.

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

Custom Development For Leading IT Firm

“They’re committed to providing a very good product and an extremely high level of customer service.”

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
4.0
The Project
 
Confidential
Project summary: 

Netguru was contracted to help a technology startup develop a solution for a gap they had identified in the IT space.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Washington, DC Metro Area
Founder & CEO
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Netguru’s code passed a third-party QA check with flying colors. Internal reviews were highly positive and the company is impressed with the quality of their work. Although the agency is large, its senior staff dedicated personal attention to the project's success.

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

BACKGROUND

Could you briefly describe your organization?

I work for a technology startup. We offer a CRM [customer relationship management]-like tool for companies to better communicate with independent contractors.

You’re the founder, correct?

Yes. I’m the founder and owner.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

Could you describe the business challenges that you were attempting to address when you first approached netguru?

What we’ve set out to do is identify a need in the marketplace, which we potentially understand. We started with a basic concept and some wireframes addressing that problem, serving as the potential solution. We didn’t have a developer in place at the time, or any access to a development group that we trusted. We brought on a chief product officer to supervise the product development for us. netguru would assign a developer and project manager to us, but they would also have code review through other people in the company to ensure its quality and viability.

SOLUTION

Could you describe the scope of their involvement?

All of their work has been relegated to custom development, quality assurance, and performance testing. We’ve been responsible for the overall strategy, visual designs, and final implementation.

How did you select netguru as your solution partner?

We found them through online research, and we vetted them through a few degrees of separation. We interviewed quite a few people in the area, and we vetted out multiple development groups through some of our references. We were trying to decide if we were going to go with an onshore or offshore provider. We looked at a couple of firms and checked more references. We liked netguru’s business model, and the way they had their company set up. I required that their developers be proficient in English, and could potentially understand what we were trying to do. We picked a couple of their developers to work with, and we started building the tool out step by step.

When was this particular project completed?

The first phase of the project was completed a few months ago. We’ve been working on the next phase for several weeks now.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

In terms of results, could you share any statistics, metrics, or user feedback that would demonstrate the quality of their performance?

We did a quality assurance check with a third-party company based here in the U.S. They performed a comprehensive code review for quality and viability, and it checked out with flying colors. We haven’t yet gotten it into any customers’ hands at this point, but we’ve done a lot of dogfooding with it, and it seems to be working very well. Overall, we’ve been really impressed with what their developers have come up with.

When working with netguru, is there anything you’d consider unique about their strategic approach and/or development methodology that distinguish them from other vendors?

I don’t have enough experience to say that they’re doing anything unique. What I like about them is the fact that even though it’s a fairly large firm, we’ve had a direct relationship with the founders and their executive management team. They’ve been very hands-on with us. In fact, one of the founders was able to sit in on the development process for the first month of development, which we found to be extremely helpful. It was clear that they took real ownership of the project.

We have development calls with them three times a week, and they present feedback to me, which has been very helpful. They have a good project manager in place, too, and I like the code review. I just think they’re straight shooters, and they’re committed to providing a very good product and an extremely high level of customer service. They do what they say they’re going to do. I may be missing any additional value proposition that they have, but that’s just because I don’t know of any other one. I think they’ve been a fantastic development shop for us.

The other thing I really like about them is that they’ve given us the luxury to be able to start and stop development within a month’s notice. As a result, we’ve been able to develop for two or three months, then put it on pause for six weeks and develop some more wireframes, then give it back to them. That, coupled with the lower rates, has been extremely cost effective for us. If we were working with a smaller firm without the quality resources, we wouldn’t have been able to do that. That method allowed us to cut costs and maximize the value we get from them. It’s been great.

In retrospect, are there areas in which you think netguru could improve as a service provider?

If anything, it’s probably from a language perspective: they should keep improving their communication. I’m sure that’s the most often cited thing for offshore providers, but it really can’t be understated because entire projects have lived and died because of poor communication, regardless of the product itself.

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

Offshore Rails Development Startup Insurance Company

"They’re very good at educating their teams in best practices, and they know when to advise companies like us when we should be doing another way."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Mar. - Sep. 2014
Project summary: 

Netguru helps the internal dev team cope with project overflow. Assigned engineers develop/test new features and resolve any discovered bugs. 

The Reviewer
 
2-11 Employees
 
New York, New York
Chief Technology Officer, Insurance Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Strengths include a proactive approach to collaboration and a meticulous eye for detail. Another key differentiator is flexible access to a wide variety of technical and business expertise.

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

BACKGROUND

Please introduce your organization.

I work for an online insurance broker. Our focus is helping to educate people with what sort of insurance they might need. It ranges from life insurance to disability insurance, pet insurance, rent insurance, and various other personal lines. I’m the CTO.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

Could you describe the business challenges that you were attempting to address when you first approached netguru?

We’re a relatively new startup. We’re about a year old now in terms of our product development. We needed to organize a technical team with high-quality Ruby on Rails programmers. We had a previous engagement with a different outsourcing firm, and that wasn’t very successful. Because of that, we turned to netguru, which I’d known about from industry exposure. They helped us by adding to our team three qualified developers for nearly six months.

SOLUTION

Could you describe the scope of their involvement?

It was more along the lines of custom technical development. Internally, we have a chief of design that was responsible for all of the user interface and user experience stuff. I was acting as the technical lead on the project. The three netguru developers were working on backend customizations and some front-end implementations. Their involvement was mixed, but it was mostly the implementation rather than the design. They also took part in some of the quality assurance and quality control testing.

How did you select netguru as your solution partner?

I’d known about them from the industry, from seeing some of their blog articles, and some of their contributions to open source projects. When I was conducting research on outsourcing partners, they were one of the firms that continuously came up.

How long was this particular engagement, and when was it completed?

The project lasted about six months. We finished at the end of September of 2014.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

In terms of results, could you share any statistics, metrics, or user feedback that would demonstrate the quality of their performance?

When we started with them, we basically had an informational website, and that’s it. At the beginning, we started building our custom app with them. In six months, we were able to go live with our product, from basically nothing to a full-fledged working product that was featured in the New York Times. We’ve received considerable feedback, mostly positive, on the ease of use and appealing design.

We worked with them as sort of a blended team, so it wasn’t a very strict scope. It was done using agile development. We learned and modified the specs as we went. Their project management skills were excellent, and the communication was superb. They’ve always delivered on their deadlines, and either met or almost always exceeded our expectations. We’ve been extremely impressed by the quality of their custom coding.

When working with netguru, is there anything you’d consider unique about their approach or development methodology that distinguish them from other vendors?

One of the things that we found very useful is the way that they train their developers and contractors. They take people straight out of college, and even sometimes during college, that they train as juniors. We were able to add a couple of juniors to our project, sort of in training, as part of their service, free of charge. You could really tell the benefit of having good quality, and free resources are always a plus. They’re very good at educating their teams in best practices, and they know when to advise companies like us, when there are things we could or should be doing another way. Having access to that kind of domain knowledge has been extremely valuable to us.

In retrospect, are there areas in which you think netguru could improve as a service provider?

No, we were ecstatic with them. I’ve already recommended them to some of my other friends in the industry. I don’t have any critiques based on our experience.

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

Custom RAILS Development Startup Insurance Firm

“Their project management skills were excellent, and the communication was superb.”

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Apr. 2014 - Sept. 2014
Project summary: 

Netguru assisted the client with backend functionalities and front-end implementation using Ruby on Rails. The goal was to create an online platform to educate users on the best insurance options.

The Reviewer
 
2-11 Employees
 
New York City Metro Area
Chief Technology Officer, Insurance Startup
 
Not verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The product was featured in the New York Times. The client is most impressed with Netguru’s ability to quickly go from concept to fully functional product. The solution also received positive user feedback regarding usability, and Netguru is praised for their project management skills.

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

BACKGROUND

Could you briefly describe your organization?

I work for an online insurance broker. Our focus is educating people about the sort of insurance they might need, given their unique circumstances. Our services range from life insurance, to disability insurance, pet insurance, rent insurance, and various other personal lines. So, the first step is educating people about what they need, and helping them shop for it online.

What is your position?

I’m the chief technology officer.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

Could you describe the business challenges that you were attempting to address when you first approached Netguru?

We’re a relatively new startup, we’re about a year old now in terms of our product development. We needed to organize our technical team, with high-quality Ruby on Rails programmers. We previously had a different engagement with another outsourcing firm, and that wasn’t as successful. As a result, we turned to Netguru, who I’d known from working in the industry, and they helped us add three developers to our team for about six months.

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their involvement.

It was more on the development side. Internally, we have a chief of design that was responsible for all the user experience and user interface elements. I was acting as the technical lead on the project. The three developers from Netguru were working on some backend functionalities and also some front-end implementation work. It was sort of a mix, but it was mostly the implementation rather than the design. They took part in some of the quality assurance testing, too.

How did you choose Netguru as your partner for this endeavor?

I’d know about them already from industry exposure. I’ve seen some of their blog articles, and some of their contributions to open source projects. When I was doing research on outsourcing partners, they were one of the firms that came up. It made sense to reach out to them.

How long was the engagement, and when was it completed?

Project length was six months. We finished at the end of September of 2014.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

In terms of results, could you share any statistics, metrics, or user feedback that would demonstrate the quality of their performance?

When we started with them, we basically had an information website and that’s it. We had the content and the basic design requirements. We started building our main app with them. In six months, we were able to go live with our product, from nothing to a fully functional product that was featured in the New York Times. We’ve gotten a variety of positive feedback regarding the simplistic usability of the solution.

We worked with them as a blended team, so there wasn’t any form of strict scope. We were committed to agile. As we went, they learned more about the project, we learned more about the project, and we kept improving incrementally. Their project management skills were excellent, and the communication was superb. They always delivered on their deadlines, and either met or almost always exceeded our expectations. It’s a great working relationship.

When working with Netguru, is there anything that you’d consider unique about their approach compared to other vendors?

One of the things that we’ve found very useful was the way in which they’ve trained their developers and contractors. They take people straight out of college, and even sometimes during college, that they then train as juniors. We were able to add a couple of juniors to our project sort of in training, as part of their service, free of charge. You could really tell the benefit of having good quality, and free resources are always a plus. They’re very good at educating their teams on best practices, and they know when to advise companies like us, when there are things we could or should be doing another way.

In retrospect, are there any areas in which you think they could improve as a service provider?

No. We’re ecstatic with them and their work.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I’ve already recommended them to some of my other friends in the industry.

MVP Development for Sales Solution

"I was impressed by their attention to detail and amazing customer service."

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

Netguru developed an MVP solution for B2B funnel sales. They managed every stage of the process, from design to launch. 

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Toronto, Canada
Asad N
President & COO, Fortuna AI Labs Inc
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The MVP offered valuable insights into the market, the product, and the potential client base. Netguru delivered on time, stayed within the budget, and made the entire process effortless. Their fluid communication and flawless project management set them apart. 

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

We build funnel sales automation solutions for B2B sales teams. I am a co-founder and the president.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Netguru?

We hired Netguru to turn our ideas into code. We needed to develop an MVP to test the market and move toward validation.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted to prepare a market-testable MVP.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

Their sales staff made a timely, relevant cold outreach. We evaluated them over a few meetings, saw their work, and decided to proceed with them.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

Netguru handled everything, from scoping to design to implementation.

What was the team composition?

We had a dedicated project manager and two developers. 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

They delivered on time and within the right budget, which allowed us to qualitatively test the market and our assumptions. This initial project set us up for success and ensured that we were following the right market signals.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

Our project manager gave us weekly updates through email and Slack, and we had numerous meetings on Skype and Google Hangouts. We had no issues with communication.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

I was impressed by their attention to detail and amazing customer service.

Are there any areas for improvement?

No, we were satisfied. 

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
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Gold
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Business Entity
Status
Active
Jurisdiction of Formation
Poland
ID
0000745671
Date of Formation
Aug 8, 2018
Last Updated
Jan 31, 2019
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Last Updated
Jul 29, 2019
Client Reviews
VERIFIED CLIENT REVIEWS
29
OVERALL REVIEW RATING
4.9
Source
Clutch
LAST UPDATED
October 22, 2019