We craft apps that change the game

"The key is not just to create software, but rather to solve a problem. This is what most of our clients are facing and it often requires going a couple of steps further than just mobile development. We help them achieve goals - this is what we really do.”

Nomtek is an app design and development agency founded in 2009 with a track record of numerous applications topping the application store listings. The company creates bespoke mobile applications by evaluating the business aspect of each mobile endeavor and maximizing its potential through Discovery and Digital Innovation. This is followed by UX/UI design and ends with developing and testing.

  • Top UK mobile app developer
  • Top Poland mobile app developer
 
$10,000+
 
$50 - $99 / hr
 
50 - 249
 Founded
2009
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Wroclaw, Poland
headquarters
  • nomtek
    Swidnicka 22/12
    Wroclaw 50-068
    Poland
    +48 537 606 402
other locations
  • nomtek
    4th Floor 86-90 Paul Street
    London EC2A 4NE
    United Kingdom
    +44 75 1830 7429
  • nomtek
    156 2nd Street
    San Francisco, CA 94105
    United States
    415.802.2218
  • nomtek
    Rheinsberger Str. 76/77
    Berlin, BE 10115
    Germany
    +48 537 606 402

Portfolio

Key clients: 
  • Intel
  • Yelp
  • Newsweek
  • Deutsche Telekom (T-Mobile)
  • TUIfly
  • Ringier Axel Springer
  • IFR Institute of Food Research
  • Eleiko Sport AB
  • ProSiebenSat.1
  • PONS GmbH
  • Seelmage Ltd.
  • Holtzbrinck Ventures
  • AXIT AG
  • MyHammer AG
  • Zuhanden GmbH
  • Markt.de GmbH & Co.KG
  • Onet S.A.

Gymondo

An app with effective programs for being fit and loose weight.

  • Free express fitness programs
  • Professional nutrition programs
  • Over 500 recipes available for free
  • Personal fitness profile for tracking your effort
  • More than 200 workouts for premium members

Pickle

An application that allows you to quickly find help for every job or task imaginable.

  • One can post a task to all of the Pickle members, negotiate the price and get the job done.
  • You can rate each member, that allows to build up ones history and make Pickle a trustworthy marketplace
  • First app that allows you to quickly find someone to do big and small jobs in your area!

Wheedle

An app for finding, experiencing and rating of restaurants, bars, nightclubs or other entertainment establishments.

Best features:

  • Share details of your experience with others.
  • Receive up-to-date or exclusive offers.
  • Make reservations via the app.

Marley Spoon

An outstanding app for anyone who enjoys cooking.

If you ever have a feeling to eat something extraordinary and wish to prepare it yourself, but lack the inspiration, instead of ordering food, use the Marley Spoon app. You simply make a purchase of your chosen recipe and have ingredients delivered to your front door.

  • The recipes are updated every week with 7 new dishes to choose from.
  • Many of the recipes are designed with vegetarians in mind.
  • All of the ingredients delivered are fresh and of best quality.

FoodWiz

A research app for carrying scientific studies regarding eating habits in UK

The application features:

  • Adding and monitoring the nutritional values of meals consumed in regular time periods.
  • Tracking the body mass index.
  • Reviewing the patient’s progress.
  • A fully featured message box for contact between the patient and the nutritionist.
  • Integration with a Bluetooth Low Energy scale for precise dish mass input.

TEDMED Connect

An organizational application for one of the most prestigious medical conferences in the United States.

This application was created to enhance the experience for delegates, speakers and visitors at the TEDMED 2013 conference in Washington D.C.

The application allows to:

  • Create detailed schedules, maps and speaker profiles
  • Interact with the stage by submitting follow-up questions for speakers and responding to live polls
  • Find and connect with others in D.C. and at TEDMED Live locations
  • See what other Delegates are saying about the event and post own thoughts
  • Browse profiles of speakers and Delegates, and TEDMED Live viewers
  • Track whom you want to meet, whom you’ve met, and who wants to meet you

According to the host of the conference, the application was used and positively received by over 1075 people, which constituted to more than a half of participants.

FlipCards

An awesome iPhone application for studying in a pleasant and exciting way. Beautiful HD graphics is strengthened by 3D animations.

Flipcards are pairs of words, phrases or pictures related to each other and exposed on both sides of each card. Combined with a stunning graphics FlipCards will help you to remember, associate and learn anything you want.

Create your own sets of cards and share with your friends via email. Use embedded editor to prepare custom sets. Browse and download cards from Quizlet.com – the biggest flashcard database!

FEATURES
– simple and user-friendly interface
– marvellous artwork
– create your own flashcards in embedded editor
– search and download flashcards from Quizlet.com (over 7 million flashcard sets)
– upload your flashcards to Quizlet.com and share with other users
– post your newly created sets on Facebook’s Wall
– support for text and images
– send your sets...

PONS Online Dictionary

Native client for PONS on-line dictionary service for three major mobile platforms: iOS, Android and Windows 8

With this app you have direct access to the translations in the free PONS Online Dictionary. Over 30 dictionaries in currently 13 different languages are at your disposal online.

With the PONS.eu App you can key in and translate your search terms quickly, reliably and conveniently directly from your smartphone.

PONS Trainer

A language training application developed for famous educational publisher.

It gives you an opportunity to learn everywhere you want with PONS dictionary. Trainer has 5 different types of trainings. It contains the most important vocabulary for the journey, food and shopping in English, Italian, Spanish, Greek and Turkish. Directly from the app, you can look up in the dictionaries of PONS.eu online, and download the translations of words that you need into the application by tapping – without using the browser. You can also synchronize data with your user account at PONS.eu and learn offline.

Momox

A mobile version of a known German used items reseller.

Momox is a German online service which buys used items such as books, music, movies, etc. without any auctions.

The application features:

  • Creating user accounts
  • Scanning desired items
  • Item search through ISBN
  • A shopping cart for managing items
  • Finalizing the transaction

Eleiko Lifting

Eleiko Lifting is a form check app for lifters. It helps you record, analyze, and compare any two lifts side by side – and makes it easy to share video with lifter friends.

One of the most notable features of Eleiko Online is the ability to record videos of your own weightlifting sessions and then compare them with instructional clips.

Other notable features are:

  • Eleiko Tutorials: analyze world champion lifters from different angles
  • Compare your lifts side-by-side and take snapshots
  • Share your video, with visible set info
  • Play and save your lifts in slow motion – just pinch the screen to change speed
  • Automatic PR tracking
  • See 1RM and bodyweight info before you lift
  • All your lifting video in one place: sort sets by exercise, weight and date

Ekstraklasa.tv

An app that allows monitoring the Polish Top Football League.

Ekstraklasa.tv allows for quickly viewing goals and showcases from all the league matches and follow live events thanks to a in-build notification service.

Main features:

  • Clips from goals and match shortcuts
  • Up-to-date news
  • Score lists and tables
  • Push notifications with customizable news
  • Event calendar

Sympatia.pl

A social app for a popular dating service in Poland.

Sympatia.pl allows for meeting new people close to your chosen location and of similar interests to yours. It is integrated with the Sympatia.pl web service, so you can use it both on your mobile device and your computer.

Onet Pogoda

An application displaying weather forcasts from the Onet online service.

Weather forecasts for today and upcoming 14 days from 1400 cities. The app presents all crucial weather information in a clear and coherent manner.

Key features:
– Common gesture support
– Weather preview presented on a map
– Geolocation
– Push notifications in case of sudden weather changes
– Dynamic layout

Onet Sport (iOS)

An app for one of the most popular sports news service in Poland

The app allows to be up-to-date with all the hot news and exclusive material from the world of sports, presented in a coherent and easy to read form. You will never miss a specific game thanks to an included notification service and Onet will let you know if something important has occurred as well

JustFab

An amazing application for a popular online shopping service

The application allows for the same shopping experience and services as on the JustFab website, but with the convenience of a mobile device.

Premia 360

An app for rating service quality of Polish businesses

The application allows its users to rate the quality of service performed by any business in Poland.

The user can complement or criticize any aspect of a particular business, helping both other consumers and owners in choosing or developing the business better.

A specially designed rotating tool allows for quick rating and easy sharing of opinion to others, and through the geolocation feature the user always stays informed about any special bargains or promotional offers in the vicinity.

Steganos Online Shield VPN

A VPN client, with eye pleasing animations, welcoming users to protect themselves from online threats.

SAFELY USE EVERY WiFi AROUND THE WORLD

You are constantly online—often in WiFi networks outside your own four walls. But WiFis at the airport, café or even at the university are risky. With just a few maneuvers, hackers in the same network can record your private and business activities. In the worst case, they can criminally steal your password and credit card information.

With Steganos Online Shield VPN, you can safely use even public WiFi hotspots. Thanks to data encryption, your messages and e-mails cannot be read. In addition, the program can identify all devices in your WiFi network and block potential threats. Steganos Online Shield for Android is a VPN-solution that is FREE OF ADVERTISEMENTS and FREE OF CHARGE up to a data volume of 500 MB / month.

Pumodo (Android)

An app for storing and sharing of statistics for your own football matches in real-time.

With Pumodo you are able to share your own football game achievements with friends or family. By creating your profile, your relatives and friends can follow it by using the Pumodo app. Each time something important happens on the pitch, everyone gets notifications on what is going on.

You can share your:

  • goals scored
  • assists
  • received cards
  • etc.

Then post everything on the team leader board.

An excellent tool for keeping a record of your football career.

Team Touch

The shared phone book

Team Touch is a shared contact book installed on your team’s phones. The main aim of Team Touch is simplicity. It’s very easy to use – all you have to do is install the app, create a team for your contacts and add members.

 

Restaurant-kritik.de

A map-centered app for German restaurant-review portal.

With this App you can use this ratings to find the best restaurant nearby.

The user can search for specific restaurants via name, or can filter the search results through specific cuisines and display them on a map.

The app features very interactive map browsing mode with smoothly animated restaurant markers, not seen in other apps!

AX4 Tracking

A parcel tracking white-label app for AX4: a logistics platform used by DHL, BMW, Ford, Daimler, DB Schenker, BASF, Ericsson and alike.

AX4 is an IT platform for control of your logistics processes. In the AX4 tracking you are able to query the status of your shipment tracking at any time – simply by entering your shipment reference number. This gives you visibility into the shipment process and early information in deviations from the regular progress.

AX4 is the solution for business customers and therefore not freely accessible to everyone. You need a password to login. This is provided by your business partner, you handle the transportation.

Application is adapted both to iPhone and iPad.

File Manager

An application for organizing and managing files.

This app serves as your personal managing tool for all the files stored on either your iPhone or iPad. It allows for importing data from external sources such as:

  • iTunes
  • The Internet
  • Dropbox
  • E-mail
  • Other Apps

You can organize files into documents quickly through copy/paste, renaming, archiving into zip files, and printing functions. On top of all that, File Manager allows you to browse those files with an implemented file viewer.

Presentation Link

A powerful tool to create and show interactive presentations on your iPad.

Import existing presentations as a pdf or images, integrate videos and set hyperlinks for a truly touch-enabled, mobile presentation experience.

The app also works great with extremely large presentations or high resolution images and videos. Smart rendering ensures that slides are always at your fingertips when you need them, not a second later. Presentations and videos can be stored locally without the need for an internet connection. Presentations can be displayed on external screen connected to your iPad.

Visits

Dashboard for Google Analytics

Visits offers a fast and uncluttered access to your Google Analytics data:

  • Ultra-fast access and navigation
  • Customizable metrics
  • Clear focus on your data

Ultra-fast navigation:

Customize your profiles
Prioritize the metrics, which are important to you
Easily set time periods
Switch between profiles by swipe or quick-jump by tapping on the profile name
Simply tilt your iPhone and you will see the relevant data in a graph
Slick design with clear focus on your data

Customize and prioritize your Google Analytics data:

  • Visits
  • Unique Visitors
  • Pageviews
  • Pages / Visit
  • Average Visit Duration
  • Bounce Rate
  • Percentage New Visits
  • Unique Pageviews
  • Percentage of Exits

Designed with your data in mind.

Presentation Viewer

A powerful tool to show interactive presentations on your iPhone.

It is a very convenient tool to show presentations on external screens. You may store your presentation on your iPhone, share it via iTunes shared folder, Dropbox or email.
Overview screen allows you to jump to relevant slides and built-in laser pointer allows you to highlight your points. There is optimized slides rendering, so you may view your slideshow at an unmatched speed.

myphotobook.de

An app for creating and ordering printed photobooks, distinguished by an awesome interface with page flip effects while browsing and editing albums.

Features page flip effects while browsing and editing albums.
You just need to select images and the photo book will be created. If you shake your iPhone or iPod, your photo book will be redesigned. The app also allows you to edit each page individually, browse through different layouts and background colors. The Quickie photo book offers space for 16-64 images on 16 pages.

MyHammer Branchenbuch

An iPhone/iPad native app for a well known Local Services portal in Germany.

With MyHammer Branchenbuch app you’ll always find easily and conveniently the best tradesmen and service providers from the base with over 600,000 customer ratings.

Times when you had to flick through, in urgent cases, cumbersome business directories are over! With the MyHammer iPhone App you have reviewed tradesmen and service providers ready to hand – no matter where you are!

Reviews

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Product Development for Online Marketplace

“They are more than a reliable development partner; they are solid people you can trust with your product at stake.”

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

nomtek provided mobile app development and design services to get this new marketplace started on the iOS and Android platforms. They have produced the first version and are currently working on a second.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Germany
CEO, Online Marketplace
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The nomtek team stands out because they offer proactive advice to make the product successful. They constantly think of ways to improve the user experience and design. Their energy and prioritization to this project has proven their abilities to continue to provide a lasting partnership.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

We are building a C2C and B2C marketplace for secondhand items, either used or in like-new condition. We don’t allow merchants to sell new items on the platform. We started the marketplace in Germany approximately four months ago and have seen significant traction so far. We plan to expand to the rest of Europe over the next 2­–3 years. We make things easier through focus on the fastest possible match-making between buyers and sellers and excellent underlying logistics. I’m the CEO and was responsible for hiring nomtek.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with nomtek?

Our challenge was to bring our products to life (especially mobile apps) and iteratively validate our value proposition by looking closely at what users say to us and applying this to our business model.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

nomtek built both our native Android and iOS apps. They also helped us with design and process issues. The project involved the collaboration on product design and the actual development of iOS and Android apps. The apps are released now but we continue to cooperate on adding new features and responding to users’ feedback. The services provided were iOS development, Android development, QA, project management, UI/UX consultation, UX research consultation, and backend development consultation.

How did you come to work with nomtek?

We narrowed down a list of 10 European developers and chose nomtek because we were impressed with the meeting. They came to Berlin from Poland and impressed us from the first meeting.

How much have you invested with nomtek?

The cost was more than 100,000 EUR.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with nomtek early in 2017. One significant milestone was the first release of iOS and Android apps but the project is still ongoing. The first version was an MVP release, and we have many additional projects in the backlog. We will continue working on them with nomtek.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

These guys truly put your product success on the top of their daily agenda. Their energy in making the most of your product’s value is unmatched. They are more than a reliable development partner; they are solid people you can trust with your product at stake. Everything in the project went great.

How did nomtek perform from a project management standpoint?

In the beginning, we used to meet with nomtek every two weeks and traveled to their office by car, which is one hour away from Berlin. We reviewed each two-week sprint and had a project manager who was responsible for the overall development. He talked directly with my CTO.

Are there any areas nomtek could improve?

I have no improvements to suggest.

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

Mobile App Development for Educational Organization

"nomtek's team delivered much more than I expected both in coding and in product development."

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

Nomtek helped in the development of a mobile app to attract more teachers to a classroom management tool. The team provided both technical expertise and app optimization advice. 

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Poland
CTO at Educational Organization
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The final product was compatible with a web-based system, which has greatly helped functionality. Nomtek delivered great work on the coding and product development and demonstrated good project management overall. 

BACKGROUND

We provide software solutions for educational institutions. Our mission is to enhance learning processes and development of national education programs through IT [information technology]. I am the CTO.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

I was looking for a professional company to help me develop the mobile application, which was a crucial addition to the business model of our company.

With that in mind, I was not only looking for technical expertise, but also guidance in optimizing the product's feature set and increasing the chances of it playing a significant role on the market. 

SOLUTION

There were several companies that were pre-selected for the project. nomtek was picked out of those as the one that was most promising to fulfill our needs from both the technical and business angle. They provide mobile app development and design from the ground up.

The application we were working on with nomtek was targeting primary and secondary school teachers and offering them a tool for managing all classroom related activities, such as giving marks, checking attendance, and providing periodic student assessment.

The application was compatible with web-based system, which is our core business and served as a handy addition allowing teachers to update and check data in real time on their phone. The project was launched in August 2015.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

They have a very elaborate and tidy process that we have found very easy to adapt to. There is nothing that I can think to improve. Overall, we were pleased by the collaboration. I would give them high marks for every factor. nomtek's team delivered much more than I expected both in coding and in product development.

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

Mobile Application for United Kingdom Nonprofit

"You really feel they are not just working for you, but with you."

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

Nomtek worked on a mobile diet-tracking app to facilitate registration of patients, nutritionists, and research. App components included user accounts, a database of consumable products, and UX/UI.  

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
United Kingdom
Consultant and Research Partner, UK Food Nonprofit
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Nomtek has an experienced team with a proactive approach and good project management. The team was willing to give advice and created a positive and communicative working relationship. 

BACKGROUND

Could you please describe your company and the role that you play there?

We are the Institute of Food Research, which is a nonprofit company dedicated to conducting general food research, as well as eating habits, in the U.K. and internationally. I play the role of consultant and research partner at IFR.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What was the business challenge that you were trying to address when you approached nomtek?

Our general goal is to study the eating habits in U.K. A part of the process to reach that goal was focused on children. We needed a tool that would serve as a conduit between the nutritionist and patient, transferring information between the two parties and keeping log of the diet at the same time for research purposes.

It was an app that would keep a diet register for the patient, means of altering that register for the nutritionist, and a log of the whole procedure for us.

SOLUTION

What was your process for selecting nomtek?

I started with Web search that brought me to the Sourcing Line website when I looked for top European app development companies. nomtek was chosen because of seniority of the team, proactive approach in discussing the project scope, and well-codified development process

Can you talk about the scope of the project?

The task was to design and implement a mobile app with the following functional components: a server-side solution, complete user accounts, a database containing consumable products, and an access panel and dashboard for both the patient and the nutritionist.

What were the exact services or methodologies nomtek provided or implemented?  

nomtek provided the design and programming services as well as consultation regarding the usability of our application.

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

That information is classified.

When was the project completed?

It ended in February 2015.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What distinguishes nomtek from other providers?

nomtek serves as a guide when it comes to developing apps, throwing around ideas and suggestions seems to be daily bread for them. You really feel they are not just working for you, but with you.

Looking back on the project, is there any area that they could improve upon or that you would do differently?  

None.

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

Fitness Company Mobile Development

"We felt Nomtek was a company with both integrity and competence we could trust."

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

Nomtek designed an app to educate weightlifters on proper technique through video tutorials and split-screen video function.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Sweden
Project Leader, Swedish Fitness Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Nomtek did a great job on a technically complicated app. The team was flexible and adjusted to changes quickly. They provided both a positive work environment and communication as well as a well-functioning app.

BACKGROUND

We are a historic barbell company that manufactures top of the line equipment for professional weightlifting, powerlifting, and other types of functional strength training. Our mission is to provide the world’s best lifting equipment and education. My title is Project Leader–New Business Development and I am responsible for completion of new initiatives to support the company and lifter sport in general.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

We wanted to create a user friendly and reliable form check tool for weightlifters.

SOLUTION

Our goal was an app that could help weightlifters improve their technique, by watching tutorials, but also getting immediate feedback through a split-screen video function. We sources 20-plus developers worldwide based on a good track record and good reviews. There were many good choices, but we felt an immediate connection with the enthusiastic and intelligent developer we spoke to from nomtek. The developer got back in touch with us unprompted 24 hours after our conversation, with a proof of concept for the most challenging app feature. We felt nomtek was a company with both integrity and competence we could trust.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

We are very satisfied with both a great working relationship and a great app. The project was technically complicated and our spec was developed in an agile manner, demanding a lot of flexibility from the developer. If we could give future nomtek clients any advice it would be to have as clear a picture as you can, ask questions and raise concerns early, and trust in your working relationship.

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

Finnish Software Startup Development

"They are professionals to the bone." 

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

Nomtek helped to create a resource exchange system for the metallurgic industry. The team developed the front-end and back-end using J2EE, and consulted on the design and UI.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Helsinki, Finland
CEO, Finnish Cloud Software Startup
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

There were no delays or other complications in the project, with great communication throughout. Nomtek clearly understood the goals and the team was flexible in terms of following instructions or taking the lead, making them an invaluable resource.

BACKGROUND

I work for a software-as-a-service firm based in Helsinki, Finland, with offices in San Francisco, Calif., and Warsaw, Poland. We are still in the startup phase with about 50 employees. We offer a unique cloud service for mobile game and app developers with 500 real devices in the cloud for optimizing, debugging, and testing.

I am the CEO and responsible for general management of the firm.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

Our client wanted to create a resource exchange system for companies from the metallurgic industry. We contracted nomtek for this week to deliver to our end client.

SOLUTION

We needed them to provide development resources using the agile SCRUM methodology. We worked in sprints. We selected J2EE for the back-end system because we needed a stable and safe solution. This system catered to our business needs while being scalable enough for future improvements. 

We cooperate with nomtek on various levels and share a history with their CEO. It was only natural to choose a company that we know personally. nomtek assisted us in developing the back-end and front-end part of our system as well as consulted us on design from a user-experience perspective.

The cost of the project is confidential, we completed in the second quarter of 2014.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

The whole project was completed as arranged. No delays or any other complications. They are very communicative and involve their client in the process. We were able to take an active role whenever we chose to or leave everything to them if we wanted them to drive the projects. They are professionals to the bone. 

I don’t think any improvements are necessary. The scope was clearly understood and the project flow was transparent. We got exactly what we wanted.

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

German Dining Startup Mobile Development

"I’m very satisfied with their performance. They’re right up to par with any other developers I’ve worked with."

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

Nomtek developed a iOS app to launch in conjunction with a food delivery website. The team was initially given designs and wireframes to work off of, and now provides updates, support, and training. 

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Germany
Project Owner, German Dining Startup
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Nomtek made suggestions to improve app functionality and created a solid initial product. The team has great communication and is flexible in terms of changes in management style and adjustment to specific communication needs.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company.

We are an on-demand recipe building kit service that’s live in Germany. Our product is a website, an iPhone app, and a production center where we prepare the boxes to send the ingredients and recipe cards out to people.

What is your role and responsibilities?

I’m the owner.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What was your goal for working with Nomtek?

We wanted to launch an iPhone app simultaneously with our website. The goal was expressively to have our product inside people’s pockets, [such as] on their phone. 

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their work.

I had prepared everything for the design, we had all the wireframes ready, and we had all the flows ready. I had most of the user specs ready, and then I went to Poland and spent a few days with the team that was going to take the project on, to go through the flows again.

We had to create new stores of things that we’d missed, and talked about corner cases and fallbacks, and stuff like that. So, they just did the development. They did give some little recommendations on some usability issues also, they had some good ideas. Halfway through we had a change, and there were some problems arising from that, and there was a collaborative user experience issue that we had to address.

What was your process for selecting Nomtek with which to work?

I knew Nomtek already. I was in a company five years ago, and we were one of their first clients. Then they were recommended to us by another contact we know, who is kind of a middleman between technical companies in Berlin and Poland. Since then, I’d always been in monthly correspondence with their CEO, Krzysztof [Choma]. When this project came up, they were one of the first firms I spoke to.

Can you provide a ballpark dollar figure for the size of the work that they’ve done for you?

I’d say about 500 hours by now. 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What were the results of the project?

The work is still ongoing. You know, nothing’s completed in my world, but we’ve actually hired our own person in-house, and she’s starting on November 1, [2014]. So now, they’re just preparing the next build, and then we do a handover where we’ll be sending the iOS developer to Poland to work with them for a week, and then that’s pretty much it for now. You never know what will happen with our startup, there might be a new project needed.

I’m very satisfied with their performance. They’re right up to par with any other developers I’ve worked with.

Do you have any statistics or metrics to track improvement from the project?

We can’t disclose that information. As far as general feedback, we’re happy with the end product. We only launched about six weeks ago. We haven’t found the right channels yet, so we’re testing a lot. With a new product, a new concept, you need some time to get some traction.

We’re not getting really good feedback from people, but we’re not getting bad feedback from the users. In general, the app is good and is well-thought through for a first release. We’re happy with it.

Is there anything unique about them that really makes them stand out, compared to other companies?

They have good communication. I think that even the process within the company, they’re not so dogmatic like some companies who say that they have to use this process, and they have to use Scrum. Whatever makes the project work, they’ll do it.

If there’s something that needs to be discussed on a high level, the CEO is always available to take calls or respond by email. They’re good developers, and they also have multiple levels, from junior up to the very experienced senior managers. They have a lot of knowledge sharing and collaboration within their team. They’re extremely good at communication. For companies looking to outsource work, this is one of the main elements that you need.

Looking back on the work so far, is there any area that you think they could improve upon or something that you might do differently?

In general, outsourced developers just think of the corner cases and focus on what’s ahead as opposed to focusing on what’s happening now, but that’s not a Nomtek issue whatsoever. That’s just an issue with a lot of people working in this business. Some developers offshore who are a bit more junior tend to over-complicate things.

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

Polish Media Company Mobile Development

"We felt the project was safe in their hands at all times."

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

Nomtek developed native iOS and Android weather applications using Java and Objective- C. The team worked on UX/UI and graphic design with the goal of creating a 4-star rated app.  

The Reviewer
 
501-1000 Employees
 
Poland
Project Manager, Polish Media Firm
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The team delivered solutions that were end-goal oriented and had efficient project management. Nomtek offered both quality and speed on their work while demonstrating professionalism and communication. 

BACKGROUND

We are one of the biggest online media companies in Poland. We have more than 500 employees and are based in Krakow. We also own sites for blogging, online dating, video sharing, and business services. We also run market-leading sites in Poland for sports, news, weather, automobiles, and business.

I am the project manager for the mobile app project with Nomtek. I am responsible for development, business strategy, and launching our mobile applications. 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

We wanted to simplify the development process by hiring a professional firm that were experts in mobile app development and design. Our goal was to create a beautiful, user-friendly and simple weather application. We wanted to have at least a four-star rating in the App Store.

SOLUTION

The project included graphic work and UX/UI [user experience/user interface] design by Nomtek. The final stage was development, which they also handled. They still provide ongoing development support when needed. We used the Agile and SCRUM development models. 

We asked Nomtek to create a native application for iOS and Android so Java and Objective-C were used as programming languages. We decided to go native because we wanted to achieve a natural look and feel for both platforms. Nomtek was responsible for the whole project scope, [including] native mobile implementation, UI/UX design, and graphics design, except for the backend part, which was done in-house.

We initially met during the Apps World conference in London [in 2012]. To assess their expertise, Nomtek was asked to prepare several quotes for other projects before we started cooperation.

We focused on quality, industry knowledge, client references, portfolio and their approach before engaging. Nomtek displays the ability to deliver on expectations. They excel with the speed and quality of their work.

The application went live on the Apple App Store at the end of March of 2014 and on Google Play in June of 2014. The cost is confidential. 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

The application received a 4.5 out of 5 from more than 150 users. Everything during the project was successful. 

Nomtek is unique at focusing on delivering solutions that truly matched our expectations. They were very proactive in managing the functional scope to reach optimal efficiency on the visual and business logic side. We felt the project was safe in their hands at all times. We also value the communication skills of the Nomtek team. They were always responsive and professional in every aspect.

We truly believe that we were offered the top quality service so I cannot think of any areas that may need some improvement.

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

European Tourism Application iOS Development

"We were in constant communication, and they were great about asking us for our requirements at each stage."

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

Nomtek developed an iOS app with offline capabilities for restaurant reviews in various cities. The team was responsible for design, quality, and API in a project that had multiple stakeholders.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Denmark
Creative Director, European Mobile App Startup
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The team was flexible and open to feedback during the process. The app had to be developed quickly and they were able to deliver quality work in a short timespan. Nomtek went above and beyond in terms communication and giving advice to better fulfil development needs.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company.

I work for a mobile application startup in Denmark. We offer a mobile app for iPhone that is similar to a Michelin guide. The app is free of charge and very dependable since it can be used offline. It offers the user a city guide depending on personalized preferences. We want people to use it on the go from various cities. We want to grow the user base.

What is your role and responsibility?

I am of the founding partners and the creative director. I was responsible for developing the app with Nomtek. I was one of the main leaders for that project.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What was the business challenge that you were trying to address for the work with Nomtek?

We are a small startup without the in-house capability to develop for iOS. At the time, I was working in Western Poland, in the same city as Nomtek. We decided to look at some local companies and see if they could handle the work.

Nomtek clearly filled the need that we had. We wanted to develop the app quickly, it was complicated at times. Nomtek fit our need because they are willing to work very closely with the client and cooperate at all times.

SOLUTION

Can you describe the scope of Nomtek's work?

Nomtek was responsible for development of the app for iPhone. We gave them a prototype and let them design it and make sure the quality was strong. They also helped us create the APIs [application programming interfaces]. In general, they worked very closely with us.

Why did you select iPhone as the platform?

I selected iOS because it is the most commonly used phone in this market. iPhones are popular in Europe, so it seemed like the best platform to use.

What was your process for selecting Nomtek?

Since I happened to be in the same city as Nomtek at the time, it was a logical decision. They had a strong and lasting reputation as experts that would deliver a high-quality app. I actually met their company and the owner years ago when I worked for a different firm. I kept them in mind for this app and called them first. I made the right choice.

Can you provide a sense of the size of the initiative with a personnel work hour figure?

It took the Nomtek group about 300 hours of work to complete the project. It was a major undertaking that took months to complete. They put a lot of time and attention into the work. We were in constant communication, and they were great about asking us for our requirements at each stage.

When was the project completed?

It was completed at the end of June of 2013.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What were the results of the project? Do you have any statistics or metrics you can share to demonstrate the success?

We are very happy with the result since the app is functioning very well. They produced a high quality app that people are using. I am really happy with their approach to the project. They were always open to feedback and committed to satisfying us. They were always open to changes and very flexible. They finished the project on time and didn't make any mistakes.

What else is unique or special about Nomtek that stands out compared to other IT firms?

Their cooperation ability really stands out. They always want to talk to the client and do it the right way. They aren't afraid to give advice and suggest alternative ways to complete the project.

Looking back on the project, is there any area that you think they could improve upon or something you would do differently?

No, I really have nothing to report. They did a great job. I can't complain. Nomtek has a very professional approach, and they always answer our questions.

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

Mobile Marketing Technology Firm Application Development

"They certainly exceeded our expectations in terms of not just being a vendor, but being a partner."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Jan. 2013 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Nomtek has worked on multiple projects for a client service agency, creating both native and hybrid apps. The team works on an as-needed basis in an ongoing partnership. 

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
New York City Metro Area
Chief Innovation Officer, Mobile Marketing Strategy Firm
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The team has proven very flexible in terms of project management and technical abilities. Nomtek takes initiative in suggesting project improvements. They work beyond just European hours and have great communication, going above and beyond to explain project steps and scope.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company.

We're a mobile marketing technology firm. We provide client services and agency services. We run promotions, and we develop mostly B2B products that generate leads, gain customers, and get attention.

What is your role and responsibilities?

I’m chief innovation officer, and am responsible for all product development, most of the technology development, timelines, planning, and so on.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What was your goal for working with Nomtek?

We’ve done a few projects with them. We had some overflow work that we needed to have done. We were referred to Nomtek. We needed a team with a diverse skill set, specifically in terms of application development. We needed a team who had the ability to build apps in multiple ways – native apps and hybrid apps. That is not the easiest thing to find, and they had personnel with different capacities with the specific skill sets we needed. That is one of the criteria we used to vet them.

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their work.

We did all the specifications, and they took the project from specs to life, essentially. What they did that was above and beyond is, they helped us understand everything they were doing, which a lot of firms don’t do. They gave us all the source code, which was great, and they were helpful in making product improvements as they were building it for us. They were active in making suggestions, such as pointing out that the specs weren’t the best option. That helped, and there is always an opportunity for improvement when you’re developing a product from black and white to a living thing. That was unanticipated, and they were helpful in suggesting a fair amount of improvements as they went along.

What was your process for selecting Nomtek?

One of my partners is a native of Poland. I’m not sure how he met Krzysztof [Choma], who is the CEO of Nomtek, but he recommended them. They had done some work in the past, and I looked at their capabilities, documents, and had a conversation with Piotr Mezyk. I felt comfortable with him at that point. We had a few other companies that we would have potentially worked with, but we liked their availability and hours. They don’t just work European time; they have coverage later in the day, which is helpful. Their communications are perfect. Their English is better than half the people I know in America, which is admirable. From the beginning, we wouldn’t go two or three hours without an email response, even at 9 o'clock Eastern time.

Can you provide a ballpark dollar figure for the size of the work that they’ve done for you?

We’ve done probably four or five engagements with them. It's about $40,000 or $50,000 worth of work in 2013. We started talking to them in late 2012.

When was the latest milestone completed for that work?

We kicked off our first project in early 2013. We’ve done four projects; one was sizeable, and the others were reasonably small in comparison. It's an ongoing engagement. We wrapped up one project with them in November, and we have another one that will begin in the second or third week of January 2014.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Do you have any statistics or metrics to track improvement from the project?

It went very well, even with multiple change orders and clients changing their minds, they were very flexible, and able to stack resources. In one specific project, a lot of changes came back in the last two weeks of the project. We went from one full-time developer to three full-time developers on their side to get the product right, which helped greatly.

It's difficult to quantify it, but we had significant success in the project in terms of app downloads and app usage. I don’t have any benchmark or baseline to quantify against, but the two major projects we did were successful, in the eyes of the client in terms of customer usage. I don’t know that we had any usage expectations for either product because they were both reasonably new. One was event-based, so it was only used for a week at a trade show. That went very well; the second one is still in use, and it's receiving praise. They certainly exceeded our expectations in terms of not just being a vendor, but being a partner.

Is there anything unique about them that really makes them stand out, compared to other companies?

Yes. It's really the personnel they have. It relates to their availability and getting emails at 4 or 5 a.m. Polish time. Technology is a commodity, and a hundred shops can build an app, but there are very shops that care about it and think about it. There are even fewer shops that go out of their way to make themselves available to you based on your schedule and changing needs, and absorbing extra hours when they can. They don’t just stick us with change order after change order. They act as a partner and don’t overanalyze scopes; they do what it takes to make the product right.

Looking back on the work so far, is there any area that you think they could improve upon or that you might do differently?

I don’t have any complaints about them. As proof, we're still using them a year later almost exclusively. We have one partner that we use for overflow work, and they’re a U.S.-based firm. I’m perfectly content with their work. It would be cool if they could fly over and visit us; I’d like to meet them finally.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I probably won't, only because I don’t want to take their time away from us. For a partner who isn’t competing with us, I have recommended them. I would 100 percent recommend them.

German Developer Outsourced iOS Development

"Their pragmatism is an asset. I think that makes them stand out."

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

Nomtek works on iOS app development for 12 live apps in an ongoing and long term relationship. 

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Germany
CEO, Boutique German App Developer
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

After Nomtek began their work, there was an increase in app sales up to $3 million. The team demonstrates pragmatism in all work. As Nomtek has grown, bureaucracy has begun to hinder development, but overall there is a good cost to performance ratio.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company.

We are a mobile development firm based in Munich, Germany. We have about 12 live applications on the primary iOS App Store. We’re focused on our own development rather than doing project work. Nomtek was our partner in terms of technology programming. We’ve spent the last two-and-a-half years together and have a trustful relationship.

What is your role and responsibilities?

I am the CEO. My role is to coordinate the outsourcing partners as well as the designers. Our clients are dispersed around the world because our primary clientele is found on the App Store and we generate about 60 percent of our downloads from the U.S.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What was your goal for the work with Nomtek?

The main reason we chose to work with them is that I have a very trusting relationship with one of the programming leads there. All of our work is in iOS.

SOLUTION

Can you provide a sense of the size of that initiative in dollar terms?

The programming costs will range from $10,000 to $40,000 depending on several factors.

When was the last project they did for you completed?

It was probably one month ago.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

How have they performed so far?

Pretty good. I have stuck with them because I’m satisfied. As far as cost, they have a good cost-to-performance ratio.

Do you have any statistics or metrics that you can share about the project?

They were major drivers in the development of our apps that led to a profit of $3 million.

Is there anything unique or special about them that stands out compared to other developers?

I guess it very much depends on the person you’re working with. Their pragmatism is an asset. I think that makes them stand out. I’ve been working with Ukrainian developers and they are far clearer.

Looking back on their work, is there anything that you think they could improve upon, or something you would do differently?

I think they are growing strongly. That’s something I would probably consider a problem. When we started working together, they were rather small and not bureaucratic. Now it starts to be a bit more bureaucratic with project managers being involved and personal planners being involved. That is a very minor criticism.

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