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Notamedia works on the market for fourteen years (since 2004).We specialize in producing and supporting media projects in the digital environment, such as websites and mobile applications.We have around eighty employees at two offices, based in Moscow an Krasnodar. Here, in Moscow, we have “heads” — such as managers, art directors, and designers, team-leads, and QA-specialists. In Krasnodar office, we’ve located our development center.Our works have a high industry rating.

For example, we are in third place in the Rating of creativity and design. Besides, we have the same place in the web-developers rating.Also, we have the membership in the Association of Directors of Communications and Corporate Media of Russia (AKMR), Interactive Agencies Association (AIA) and the Russian Association of Electronic Communications (RAEC)We work in the premium segment of the market. Our clients are big government organizations — such as Government of Moscow and Moscow region, Roscosmos, and other structures. For example, in 2017 we’ve launched three websites for several ministries, two portals for Roscosmos corporation and website for new Zaryadye Park. In 2015 we’ve launched the main city portal for Moscow — Mos.ru.We also work with big enterprise businesses. Our latest works in this sector are websites for MR-Group (development company), the website for logistic company Major and a design concept for Asteros (system integrator).In total, we have more than 300 projects in our portfolio including works for social media companies like “Kommersant”, “Echo of Moscow« and «Nezavisimaya Gazeta».

 
$25,000+
 
$25 - $49 / hr
 
50 - 249
 
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Moscow, Russia
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Portfolio

Key clients: 

Media ("Echo of Moscow", "Nezavisimaya Gazeta", BFM, "Russian Pioneer"), a corporation ("Evraz", "Aeroflot", "Jaguar Land Rover,"), social networks (On.Kz, «Zakon.Ru", "geoid", "small world"), government (Government of Moscow and the Moscow region, the Pension Fund of the Russian Federation, NAO) and non-profit organizations (VFSO "Dinamo", "United Russia", BF "Mosaic of happiness "), personal media and so on.

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iOS Application Dev for Radio Station

"The company distinguished themselves through competent management and optimized processes."

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

Notamedia designed and developed an iOS application that streamed live radio broadcasts. 

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Moscow, Russia
Виталий Рувинский
Owner, Radio Station
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Notamedia delivered the requested product quickly and successfully kept the project under budget. Their capable project management, quick turnarounds, and seamless collaboration made the process enjoyable.  

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

We are a large Russian radio station that has existed since August 22, 1990. We try to ensure that our listeners have as many opportunities as possible to catch our wave. To help them always stay in touch, we decided to create a mobile application for our radio station.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Notamedia?

We were looking for a reliable partner to create an application. They needed to be an expert in mobile development, mobile design, and working with the media.

What were your goals for this project?

Notamedia has completely taken upon itself the solution of our task. It was created from the ground up for iOS. 

How did you select this vendor?

We had collaborated with colleagues from Notamedia earlier when we were redesigning our station website.

SOLUTION

What was the team composition?

We spoke with the manager and project manager. When necessary, we met with the creative director to discuss the concept and with the developers to discuss the functionality.

What is the current status of the project?

The project has been completed.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any outcomes from the project that demonstrate progress or success?

They delivered as per the service agreement, source materials, and layouts.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

The company distinguished themselves through competent management and optimized processes. They qualitatively delivered the tasks and made corrections quickly. We did not go beyond the budget.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Working with Nothamedia was easy. We controlled and involved ourselves in the process. The project moved smoothly and without incident. We were comfortable with their work and professionalism.

Are there any areas that they could improve?

We would like to receive the same services at a lower cost. Unfortunately, that was impossible: business is business.

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

Web & Mobile App Dev for Youth Political Center

"The company is constantly looking for new solutions and ways to improve." 

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

Notamedia built a website and apps for iOS and Android, all from scratch. Quality work on the initial project has led to an ongoing relationship that has produced two redesigns and over 30 updates.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Russia
Director, Youth Political Center
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Over 6,000 people have downloaded the apps. Regular updates and multiple modes of communication keep customer’s well informed. This accessibility, as well as the breadth of services they offer and their dedication to improvement, make Notamedia ideal for a long-term or ongoing partnership.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am the Information and Analytics Director for The Center of Youth Parliamentarianism. 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Notamedia?

We needed someone to create a website and a mobile application. We don’t have our own developers in the state, and this task required a qualified team with extensive experience.

What were your goals for this project?

The main idea of the project was to design and create a unique system that allows users to identify leaders in the youth environment on the basis of socio-economic status.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

Several digital agencies competed during the tender, but Notamedia won because of its considerable experience and qualifications.

Describe the project in detail.

Notamedia created a website from scratch, as well as mobile applications for Android and iOS. They took the project from idea to development to product implementation. The result was a comprehensive information system in which you can implement activities, participate in the life of the city, work on youth projects, and solve problems within the 146 youth chambers of Moscow.

The vendor was engaged with everything from developing the UX to product testing. Particular attention was paid to the design phase which involved intensive analytical and research work. Also, the team showed maximum initiative in the application process both on the Google Play Store and in the Apple App Store.

Development began in 2015. Since then, there have been two app redesigns and more than 30 updates.

What was the team composition?

Most of our communication passed through our personal project manager. If necessary, designers and developers also took part in the discussions.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any outcomes from the project that demonstrate progress or success?

More than 6,000 people have downloaded the app, and it is still being improved. We are constantly improving the UX.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

We only communicated by e-mail, at personal meetings, or by phone. The team is very responsive. Throughout the process, we were promptly provided with reports on the status of the project. We always felt well informed.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Notamedia has its own work culture. The company is constantly looking for new solutions and ways to improve. This allows them to be one of the leaders in their industry, which helps to ensure a technological leap for us.

Are there any areas for improvement?

I would like to receive ready-made functional blocks faster, but the technical implementation processes don’t allow it without sacrificing quality.

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

AR Mobile App & Web Dev for Government IT Office

“They come up with interesting ideas.”

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Jan. - May 2013
Project summary: 

Notamedia provided website and app development services to a public sector office, working on several projects. The scope included an augmented reality application, a Bitrix24 platform, and API work.

The Reviewer
 
501-1,000 Employees
 
Moscow, Russia
Sergey Shakryl
Project Manager, DIT Moscow
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Their work always met expectations, with the main mobile application receiving 200,000 downloads each for both the iOS and Android versions. While communicating effectively throughout all the projects, the team needs to improve its capacity to handle large-scale projects.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the project manager in the Department of Information Technologies of the Moscow government. We provide different information technologies among citizens and in our city.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Notamedia?

We needed development help.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

The project is about Moscow’s heritage, culture, education, and history. They developed our website and iOS, Android, and Windows phone applications. They’ve continued to upgrade them so now it’s more complicated, with has more functions and content.

They developed a historical AR [augmented reality] application. That involved managing the production of 3D models of historical figures. They also developed different websites for the Moscow government. They made a site for a culture ministry and one for Moscow citizens to write about their fathers and grandfathers that were in World War II.

Several years ago, they made a platform on Bitrix24, which provides the content, applications, and has an API to different resources or another website.

What is the team composition?

I had three main contacts. Maxim [Deputy CEO, Notamedia], and a good art director, Maxim [Art Director, Notamedia]. They’re bright and create interesting ideas. Nataliya [Project Manager, Notamedia] was the project manager.

How did you come to work with Notamedia?

We looked at projects from other companies, but Notamedia’s were more interesting. They had a brand book of completed projects. That’s why we chose to work with them.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in January 2013 until May 2013 for the first mobile app. The work is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The number of downloads for the main mobile app is about 200,000 on iOS and 200,000 on Android. They produced what we expected.

How did Notamedia perform from a project management standpoint?

They communicated very well. They were always responsive and answered all our questions. They always explained why they chose one technical decision over another. For urgent matters, we call each other and for articles, we email each other. They always send us a document once a week outlining what was done for that previous week. We control our work in their system where they save all the tasks of the project. At any time, I can see the tasks they’re working on, their risks, and who is working on the task.

What did you find most impressive about them?

A strong characteristic of their company is they come up with interesting ideas. They participate in creating their final product.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Their websites are relatively weak. They’re not a huge company and they can’t realize huge projects in a short time. They had some problems with one of our website projects and fired their project manager. It’s not as cheap as we wanted. For Russia, they’re a little expensive.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Some project managers aren’t as good as another. Be involved in the work. Maxim is very good and very technical in programming. He was a programmer for several years and can manage technical tasks very quickly and answer questions if you have issues.

5.0
Overall Score I want to work with them in the future.
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer