Award-winning digital agency

Based out of NYC, Omega-R is a digital agency that makes its mission to produce visually mesmerizing projects.

We design and develop innovative digital solutions with a focus on:

  • Mobile app solutions
  • UI/UX design
  • Responsive web

​​Omega-R works with clients all over the world to create custom-made mobile solutions for their business needs. It just happened that our clients come from different sectors and financial background. Therefore we’ve polished our skills to deliver great quality products for all of them: Startups, SME and Fortune 500 companies.

Get in touch with our Account Manager: [email protected]

 

 
Undisclosed
 
$50 - $99 / hr
 
50 - 249
 Founded
2011
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New York, NY
headquaters
  • Omega-R
    31 W 34th Street, Suite 8019
    New York, NY 10001
    United States
    929.999.1227
other locations
  • Omega-R
    Voskresenskiy Prospekt, 17 (2nd Floor)
    Yoshkar-Ola 424000
    Russia
    +7.499.404.2271

Portfolio

Key clients: 
  • Magmic
  • OH Bibi Socialtainment
  • Mattel
  • Sberbank
  • KARO Cinema Network
  • ABBYY
  • World Gym Fresh Fitness&SPA  
  • Tactical Electronic Coaching Solutions, LLC.
  • Involve Digital Solutions

Personal Running Trainer

A mobile app that makes running personal.

Download on the AppStore 

Get it on Google Play

Website developed by us won in the "Medicine, Health, Sport Company Website" category at Golden Site Awards, the biggest competition for Russian Internet projects.

The website was featured at Awwwards.

 

Pistol Instructor Marksmanship Program

Electronic Databook & Marksmanship Coach & Qualification Course announcer.

What was done by us: UI/UX design, core development, QA, PM.

 

Download on the AppStore

Curly Wings

Curly Wings is an addicting arcade-style game where your job is to feed your cat as much chicken wings, or curly wings, as possible. What was done by us: In-app purchases, eye-candy graphics, Immersive gameplay, brand exposure.

 

Download on the AppStore

Get it on Google Play

 

Guitarability

Intuitive learning app which keeps you improving every time you pick up your guitar. By constantly listening, measuring, recording and reporting your performance, you'll always stay on track. Guitarability can detect any chords and notes, offers a vide exercises variety and allows even the most advanced musicians to practiсe their skills.

Download on the AppStore

Digital case of the Day on Ruward

 

Flyplist

Flyplist makes it easier to exchange referrals with your best business contacts. Flyplist helps you find and give relevant, timely referrals based on the skills and interests of people in your personal network. Easily look up product and service providers that your power partners, casual networking partners and casual connections recommend.

 

Download on the AppStore

Get it on Google Play

 

Phase 10

One of the best-selling card-games from Mattel on your mobile device with a new design and more features. Challenging and fun to play on-the-go card game has three difficulty levels, online multiplayer mode and absolutely free to play.

Result: The game showed 100% growth in revenue within a year after the update.

 

Download on the App Store

Download on the Google Play

Mobile Concierge

Project for the IT company who focuses on complex web-solutions for hotels, online booking system, development and promotion of online booking software.

Key functionalities:

  • Search for available rooms for your desired dates;
  • Booking management;
  • Pre-set color schemes considering that each hotel has its own corporate identity.

Live Colors for Kids

Easiest-to-use coloring app ever! Your little artist will bring masterpieces to life while coloring, drawing and mixing colors! The app is a unique combination of gaming and learning. Watch your child’s motor skills and creativity blossom. Help your child discover the whimsical world of colors!

Case study on Apps4all platform

 

Download on the AppStore

Motor World Car Factory

It is a golden chance for those who always dreamed of becoming a Car Factory owner. Endless opportunities to produce up to 300 car models reflecting your personality. Compete with friends around the world and set new trends in car shapes and features. Manage complete operation of running a car factory: hire, train and fire your employees. Result: 3M installs, army of fans all over the world.

Get it on Google Play

 

English For Beginners

Educational app for wide audience. Learn English words with British pronunciation. Earn in-game currency and gain access to the next lessons. The app has been installed over 1M times, DAU - over 20K.

 

Get it on Google Play

Recall Landing Page

 

The Recall team, a group of technology enthusiasts based in Chicago and London who pulled together their ideas, and Recall was born. It is a simple, convenient app to help you create and recall digital memories for everything and anything important to you.

 

http://myrecall.me/ 

Savvee

Savvee - the leading mobile gift card app. With Savvee you can sell your unused gift cards, vouchers and club card points for cash so you can buy something you really want.

Mobile Of The Day (Favourite Website Awards)

Flipping Dice

Flipping Dice game has been developed for a world-leading publisher, Magmic. A unique variation on the classic Match 3 Game, it is easy to start, difficult to master, and SO addictive!

 

Download on the AppStore

Casino King

Magmic is the largest Canadian mobile games developer, headquartered in Ottawa. The company was founded in 2002 and currently it works with a vast amount of world-class mobile apps developers and publishers. Casino King is an online casino type of a game that already had several default themes. It was necessary to extend the functionality of the application and to diversify its design.

 

Download on the AppStore

Reviews

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Web Development for Promotional Apparel Company

“They’re responsive and I’ve had very good contact with their manager, and that’s the most important thing for me.”

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
3.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
2011 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Omega-R built a large-scale website to increase the visibility of a promotional textiles firm. They’re currently making the website mobile-friendly and executing an SEM strategy.

The Reviewer
 
201-500 Employees
 
Krakow, Poland
Marketing, Promotional Apparel Retailer
 
Verified
Feedback summary: 

Omega-R delivered a strong website that has received positive feedback from end users. Their service is affordable and they are quick to implement requested changes. Solid communication and collaboration facilitate a smooth partnership.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

My company is in the promotional market. We provide different types of promotional textiles and decorations, so T-shirts, jackets and that sort of thing. We have clients all over Europe and Eastern Asia. I’m responsible for the marketing department.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Omega-R?

We built our new website with them. The whole project was pretty big. In fact, it was more like five websites, one for each different department. The biggest challenge was just to build the site, and then after that, we needed to keep updating and improving it.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

First of all, they helped us build the website. Now they’re responsible for keeping it running and of course collecting metrics about its success. We’re also implementing a lot of SEM work and we just started to make the site more mobile- and tablet-friendly. The main goal is to increase our visibility and optimize our SEO strategy. For our European side, a very important factor is the visibility of our decorations and other products. Our pictures need to be really high quality and demonstrate what we can do.

How did you come to work with Omega-R?

I wasn’t responsible for bringing them on, but we solicited a few offers and decided that Omega-R was the best.

How much have you invested with Omega-R?

$50,000-$200,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We began working with them in 2011. In 2012, we built the first website. We still have many different projects running at this point, including maintaining the website and implementing new features.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any evidence that would demonstrate the productivity, quality of work, or the impact of the engagement?

The general comments from our clients have been very positive. They can say that our website is clear and easy to operate.

How did Omega-R perform from a project management standpoint?

Generally, they’re quite good, but it depends on how much work we give them. Sometimes, because of the large size of our website, there are many things to fix on any given day. Sometimes we have to wait a bit longer than we’d like, but we totally understand that.

Our cooperation is quite good. They’re responsive and I’ve had very good contact with their manager, and that’s the most important thing for me. I can always get an answer quickly so we can come to a good solution to any problem that we have. We use a project management software called Mantis to communicate. It’s a really good tool for us; it’s really intuitive. We’re happy because it’s very clear and easy to find all our projects.

What did you find most impressive about Omega-R?

They did good work. Everything is running. I can say that we’re very happy. It’s been a good collaboration.

Are there any areas Omega-R could improve?

I don’t know. Their turnaround time is okay, but it could be better. But that’s an easy thing to say. I don’t really have any comments on that side.

4.0
Overall Score
  • 3.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They're in the middle.
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Mobile App Dev for Note Taking Startup

"We thought we would need to hire multiple firms... but we found all that capability in Omega-R."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Aug. 2016 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Using mockups and a static demo, Omega-R designed and developed an iOS note-taking app, including selecting a new color palette and creating graphics. They then developed a companion website.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
Founder, Note Taking Startup
 
Verified
Feedback summary: 

The app has remained stable and easy to use thus far, and will go into testing soon. Omega-R's communication was straightforward, constructive, and honest. Their skill set is very impressive and they provide incredible value for cost. They have already been referred multiple times.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

We’re an app startup with three primary principals, and I’m the president. We’re developing an app which helps people keep track of their day-to-day information in a natural and easy way. It’s sort of a simplified version of One Note.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Omega-R?

We needed a firm to build the mobile app from a set of mockups we had developed based on the idea. We had put together a working, static prototype of the application, and we needed someone to turn it into a functioning app without going through a detailed requirements process.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We started late July or early August with a kickoff meeting where we talked about the application and what we had done up to that point. We gave them all the materials we had, including the static demo and the graphics we had designed. They went to work very quickly, establishing a new visual identity and a new color palette and formulated ideas for the companion website we would have.

Our plan was to develop the app for iOS only, and they made recommendations and helped us find the technologies best suited for the app. They provided a fuller range of services than we had initially expected in terms of graphic design. Omega-R provided the full app design and development.

We had originally limited the project to just the app, but we were so impressed with their work that we asked them to develop a website as well. They provided another programmer who was capable of building us a responsive website using HTML5 and CSS, with some very light JavaScript.

How did you come to work with Omega-R?

I found them on Upwork and reviewed some of their previous work. They were very responsive from the beginning, and they spoke English very well. Russian programmers, in general, have very good reputations. They tend to be very engaged in their projects and make suggestions based on their understanding of a client’s needs, rather than just programming to requirements. I was leaning toward hiring a firm from Eastern Europe, and Omega-R had a good portfolio on Upwork. They were one of the top-rated groups on that site, with a lot of app experience.

How much have you invested with Omega-R?

We’ve spent almost $60,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We’re just about done with the app. We’re adding a few tweaks here and there, but we had 80% of the work done by early December. We’ll be releasing the app for private beta testing soon.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any evidence that would demonstrate the productivity, quality of work, or the impact of the engagement?

We’ve had seven people use the app in the development stage. All of them have integrated the app into their day-to-day lives. It’s very stable, easy to use, and it hasn’t crashed at all. People like that they can load information into the app without performing organization tasks, and it’s all easily searchable.

How did Omega-R perform from a project management standpoint?

There was very good give and take throughout the process. They asked very good questions, and our primary liaison communicated well with us. We used Slack as our communications tool so everyone could follow along and see what was happening. Slack made it much easier to manage the project, as we had a record of everything that happened. It was a collaborative effort and it worked very effectively. The time zone difference worked to our advantage. When I started my day, I could see the work they had completed overnight.

They were honest and kept us informed of the challenges and successes they had throughout the process. The timelines they gave were generally spot-on. We had a very honest dialog, more straightforward than I’ve had with other programmers. They were very open to feedback and took corrective action when needed.

What did you find most impressive about Omega-R?

The scope of what they can bring to a project is impressive. They have a good graphic design eye. People really like the logo they created, and it’s something we would never have envisioned on our own. We thought we would need to hire multiple firms for the varying projects we had, but we found all that capability in Omega-R. That helped us a lot and probably saved us quite a bit of money.

Are there any areas Omega-R could improve?

I can’t think of any. Whenever we encountered an issue, it was resolved quickly. As they grow as a company, it’ll be important to ensure they have adequate staff to maintain momentum in all their projects.

5.0
Overall Score It’s been terrific. We’re having them do the long-term development on our project.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They gave us a lot of advance warning for any scheduling issues.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    It was an amazing bargain.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I’ve already referred them twice.

iOS App Development for Hospitality Company

"They have a number of talented developers on their staff."

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

Omega-R provided an iOS application geared to the hospitality industry for hotel booking purposes. This project was initially contracted as 2.5 month project, but due to improvements to functionality, it lasted 4 months.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Yoshkar-Ola, Russia
Project Manager, Hospitality Company
 
Verified
Feedback summary: 

At this point, the client does not have any metrics to share on the effectiveness of the app. The client experienced minor issues with quality assurance, but is overall satisfied with the services provided by Omega-R.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

Our company works in the industry of hospitality and in the sphere of hotel booking. I am the project manager working on mobile development projects.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Omega-R?

We are developing different software products dedicated to the hospitality service in Russia. We needed a team that was familiar with iOS development because we did not have resources internally.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We had Omega-R develop our software for the iOS application we created. They have a number of talented developers on their staff that can develop iOS applications. We worked with their developers, designers, and testers.

How did you come to work with Omega-R?

We heard about their specialists and high quality development. We analyzed the market and the internet and found similar companies that provide mobile application development services. We found that Omega-R was in our city and we contacted them to discuss our project. After our meeting, the leadership of our company made a decision to collaborate with them.

How much have you invested with Omega-R?

The total cost of the project was $10,000 broken down by billable hours for each department; Development took 241 hours, design took 80 hours, testing took 65 hours, and project management was 65 hours.

What is the status of this engagement?

The project is complete. The original scope of the project was 2.5 months. After the initial development, Omega-R took about a month and a half of extra time to improve the functionality of the application. We worked with them over the course of 4 months. We started our work on January 14th and finished our work with them in April 2016.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any evidence that would demonstrate the productivity, quality of work, or the impact of the engagement?

We are satisfied with the quality of the services they provided. We are in the beginning stages of promoting it. Since the application is so new, we do not have metrics we can provide regarding its effectiveness.

Are there any areas Omega-R could improve?

I would suggest that Omega-R should focus more on quality assurance. When we were presented with the application initially, we found that it had a number of issues. Once we identified what the issues were, Omega-R fixed them quickly.

4.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    We are satisfied with the quality of the services they provided.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

App Development for Guitar Learning Tool

"Omega-R speaks up about whatever things that they feel are wrong."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
Project summary: 

This one year iPad app development partnership started due the music knowledge of Omega-R's team. The partnership is planned to continue with Omega-R providing updates and maintenance.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Saudi Arabia
Founder, Guitar Learning Tool
 
Verified
Feedback summary: 

The client highlights Omega-R's proactiveness when dealing with bugs, but comments that their design emphasis could use work. Overall, the client highly recommends their team.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization.

Our startup is called Guitarability. Our application teaches people how to play the guitar.

What is your position?

I’m the owner and founder.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What business challenge were you trying to address with Omega-R?

Omega-R has developed the application for us. In terms of what makes our application unique, it listens to the sounds coming off your guitar and tells you real-time whether you’ve played those notes correctly or not. In terms of the competition, there’s currently only three or four other apps in the entire world that actually do this.

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their involvement in greater detail.

I needed them to build the application from scratch. Before even beginning the development, we did a consultancy project with them to determine what we’re going to include and what we’re not going to include, planning overall timelines and feature lists and whatnot. That’s how we realized what could be done and what couldn’t be done at that early stage of the development in order to make sure that we didn’t have anything delayed when we finally implement them to go live. Right now, the app has been developed only for the iPad.

How did you come to work with Omega-R?

Like I said, there aren’t many companies in the world that actually have developed technology to listen to you and can tell if you’re playing the music correctly or not. It was very important for me to find somebody who’s not only a good developer, but also someone who has a good background in music and can demonstrate that they can apply various aspects of music theory and music mathematics and come up with the calculations needed for this. I chose Omega-R because they’re employing a guy called Roman Petrov, and if it weren’t for Roman, I wouldn’t choose Omega-R. It’s simply the fact that Omega had a guy that nobody else had.

What is the status of this engagement?

The idea for Guitarability was born in April 2015, and we launched the application in March 2016, in less than a year.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any statistics or metrics from this engagement?

Obviously, when we started developing, we were focused completely on the technology part until we actually built the technology. We haven’t thought much about user engagement. We haven’t thought about the user life cycle and how we can make it fun, interesting, and challenging for somebody who wants to play the guitar. Now that the application has been launched, we realize we’re getting downloads, but we’re not getting the engagement we want. We’re rewriting the script right now and trying to figure out how to make it really cool and interesting for somebody who wants to play or somebody who’s been playing for a while and wants to get better.

What distinguishes Omega-R from other providers?

Omega-R speaks up about whatever things that they feel are wrong. There is never a debate. When something is wrong, they fix it, which is a very nice and professional way of dealing with things because I’ve dealt with developers who will try to push off the blame. With Omega, it’s different. If something is wrong, they tell you it’s wrong. They don’t wait for you, or if you tell them it’s wrong, they will agree and they will move on and fix it. I think that’s what makes them special.

Is there anything Omega-R could have improved or done differently?

Design. I had to hire about three or four designers during one year because the designer they employed in the company left them, and for three months, they didn’t have a designer who could work on the user [UI] interface designs and user experience [UX] for the application. Then, I had to go and find designers on my own because I didn’t want the entire project to fail and get delayed because of designs. Trying to find a designer is also a trial and error process because you’re dealing with freelancers. I would strongly recommend they focus a lot on this particular area and beef it up.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    I think they stuck to the original estimates. One of the reasons is my fault because I didn’t provide them the correct designs, but it’s also their fault for not having the designer.
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    I mentioned the design and UI/UX as spaces for improvement.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    Absolutely.

Fitness App Development for Entrepreneur

"All around I would give Omega-R a five-star rating because they nailed what I wanted. "

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

Omega-R completed development of an iOS and Android app. The application was succesfully launched and updated. Omega-R also provided website building services for the app's sister site. 

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Fredericksburg, Virginia
Entrepreneur, Fitness App Startup
 
Verified
Feedback summary: 

Through smooth project management, attentiveness, and technical knowledge, Omega-R was able to ensure the project was completed successfully. Even when a particularly challenging budget issue arose, Omega-R corrected course and finished the app within budget. 

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization.

I am an independent developer of an iPhone and Android app. It's called Personal Running Trainer. It's basically an app that helps people train for distance races. It coaches you through different workouts and also will track your distances. 

What is your position?

I'm a developer and creator of the app.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What business challenge were you trying to address with Omega-R?

When I first started in 2007, I did some coding of the app myself, but it had quickly gone beyond my skills. So I've hired various developers through the years to help me create it. 

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their involvement in detail.

Omega-R has done the most recent round of updates to the app. I just released a new updated version both for iPhone and Android. They also helped me with my website. 

How did you come to work with Omega-R?

I came across Omega-R through a website called Elance, which is now called Upwork. If you're familiar with that, you put out a job and a lot of different companies bid for it. I have used that site for many years and, as I mentioned, I've had experience dealing with many companies.

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

The project was in the range of $10,000 to $50,000.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any statistics or metrics from this engagement?

I don't have quantitative numbers. It's still pretty new. I can say that I was very pleased with the whole experience. 

What distinguishes Omega-R from other providers?

I thought they were attentive, and they were knowledgeable. They were prompt, and they had all the services I needed. I was impressed with that. I've looked at all these other companies and had some horrible experiences. All around I would give Omega-R a five-star rating because they nailed what I wanted. They're doing maintenance for me now, too. That's great, and I trust them to do it. From a design and development part of it, that was easy compared to some other experiences I've had.

Is there anything Omega-R could have improved or done differently?

Any time we had a problem, I would bring it up, and they were very good to work it out. There was a point where I felt we were in the scope of what we originally planned, but we were starting to get out of our budget. They said they would continue working on it for free. I've never experienced that before. If they did make a mistake they corrected it.

5.0
Overall Score They nailed what I wanted.
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They weren't completely on schedule for everything, but it wasn't ridiculous.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    There was a point where I felt we were in the scope of what we originally planned, but we were starting to get out of our budget. They said they would continue working on it for free.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Video Game App Development for Food Retailer

"I trusted them, and I'm glad I did."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
Project summary: 

Omega-R developed a gamefied app for the Apple App store and Google Play for brand promotion and recognition. They contributed not only on the devleopment side, but also in the creative process. 

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Corpus Christi, TX
CEO, Curly Wings
 
Verified
Feedback summary: 

The app went live after a rapid six week development process. Omega-R was able to contribute creative ideas quickly and as a result the game has received high reviews and helped promote the Curly Wings brand.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization.

As a day job, I work in insurance and investments but, in relation to Omega-R, I started a company called Curly Wings. We are a provider of curled-up chicken. 

What is your position?

I'm the CEO.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What business challenge were you trying to address with Omega-R?

I trademarked the company and then Omega-R has been working with me to create a video game for that company as a way to help brand and spread the word. 

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their involvement in detail.

My app is available on Google Play and the Apple App Store. 

How did you come to work with Omega-R?

It took me a while to find a provider that I trusted. I looked at many companies. I researched companies for a year. I found Omega-R through a Google search of top development companies. I talked to them on the phone and felt that they were super nice, and I believed everything they said. They sounded genuine. I also looked at their portfolio. It boiled down to the fact that they made me feel comfortable. Omega-R had many ideas that they contributed to my original idea. I was comfortable, I trusted them, and I'm glad I did.

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

The whole game cost less than $10,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

All in all, the game app took about a month and a half to complete.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What distinguishes Omega-R from other providers?

Omega-R responded quickly. I think what I liked is that they also helped come up with additional ideas. They took my ideas and helped me brainstorm. They offered up other suggestions. They were equally involved as I was in the creative decisions. It was awesome.

Is there anything Omega-R could have improved or done differently?

No. I think they're awesome.

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

Australian Freelance Developer Application Development

"I have been very satisfied with Omega-R. They have always ensured that bugs are ironed out, and the app is working smoothly."

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

The client is an Australian freelance developer that is producing a series of educational applications. There was a need to find a development partner to produce the app. Omega-R created the app for the Android platform. The work is nearly complete as of May of 2014.

The Reviewer
 
Freelancer
 
Australia
Australian Freelance Developer
 
Verified
Feedback summary: 

The client is extremely satisfied with the work delivered by Omega-R. They respond to all questions right away and have a great project manager. There are no complaints to report. Omega-R is highly recommended to others.

BACKGROUND

I am an independent developer in Australia. I am currently working on my third mobile app. I intend to make a series of educational apps for users worldwide. I am not incorporated yet, but will likely do that in the future. I take on all of the responsibilities of a sole proprietorship.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

My goal was to produce a particularly high quality educational app with the potential to achieve 5 million downloads or more worldwide. The app must not be restricted to a particular educational district or region and must have extensive appeal.

SOLUTION

I started out with a comprehensive wireframe, which I submitted to Omega-R. They developed the app around this, incorporating their own design work in the process. I selected Android as the platform as I believed it had the most potential in the non-English speaking world.

Omega-R has been involved in design as well as coding and graphic design. It is almost completed as of May of 2014. I started the project with Omega-R in early 2013. This has been an ongoing project with intermittent upgrades along the way.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

In hindsight, I should have used iOS instead of Android in order to monetize more effectively. I have been very satisfied with Omega-R. They have always ensured that bugs are ironed out, and the app is working smoothly. I haven’t worked with any other companies to date. I am extremely likely to recommend Omega-R to other entrepreneurs.

The first contact I made was with Natalie [a project manager with Omega-R]. She has exceptional communication skills in English and assiduously replies to all correspondence. Without a doubt, she is the main reason that I commenced the project in the first place, and used this company to do all the upgrades during the past 12 months.

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

Australian Digital Agency Outsourced Development

"Omega-R is definitely a high priority for work as soon as it comes through. If they have the bandwidth to take it on, they get first priority on all of my work."

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

The client is Imagine Digital Solutions, a digital agency located in Australia. There was a need to find an outsourced partner for mobile and Web development client work. Omega-R has worked with the client on an ongoing basis to complete several projects. There are three current projects for clients in Australia.

The Reviewer
 
2-10 employees
 
Australia
Director, Imagine Digital Solutions
 
Verified
Feedback summary: 

The client is extremely satisfied with the work delivered by Omega-R. They have great development skills and are very honest and transparent. The only complaint is that they could be less expensive but the client notes the quality is worth the price. Omega-R is highly recommended to others.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your role and responsibilities.

My company is an Australian-based company that has branched out globally. We specialize in website mobile apps and digital media, basically anything that is online. Here in Australia, we work a lot with agencies, and a lot of clients come through the agencies. The agencies traditionally do print, radio, and TV. We work as the digital arm of their business. I’m the director.

I outsource everything, and I scoured the world to find the best of the best. I have a network of businesses around me, which I outsource to and that I can rely on. I bring them into conference calls on Skype and Google Hangout.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What was your goal for working with Omega-R?

I use them as an outsource provider. They are a boutique mobile app design development studio in Moscow, Russia. I started working with them and had a few mobile app builds that I needed to attend to. Initially, I was amazed. To be honest, I couldn’t be happier with them. From the start, they gave me complete transparency of their in-house resources including how many programmers, developers, iOS developers, and Android developers they had.

They supplied a link with every staff member's resume, so I could see that they were legitimate and had nothing to hide. It has been an amazing experience to be able to work with a company that I’d never heard of before to partner with various agencies. I’ve opened the door to them to get work from Australia, which is an opportunity they wouldn’t have had before. We have three ongoing projects now. All of my clients have been very happy with Omega-R as well. They are nice and friendly. I have no hesitation bringing them into Skype or Google Hangout conversations with my clients, especially with the mobile app builds, which can get very technical. They are very good with the clients, and we can operate with them being a white-label brand. They are fully transparent when talking to my clients that they work for Omega-R.

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their work.

They do mobile apps and websites. We recently started doing e-commerce work. When dealing with one client in terms of design and look and feel, they had a mockup with 90 percent of exactly what the client wanted. There was minimal back and forth in the design phase. That usually tends to be the most difficult thing to accomplish. When you’re dealing with partners overseas, they sometimes interpret things differently than how I would interpret it. They got it spot on, and 90 percent was a great effort. We only needed to fine-tune the design before we started development. That was very good.

What was your process for selecting Omega-R with which to work?

I began talking to them through LinkedIn messages. I liked their profile, so I spoke with them some more and ultimately selected them. They started with small projects and earned my trust.

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

One mobile app build is more than $20,000, and another build is $45,000. Websites are pretty cheap because so many people can create them. One was only $8,000.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The main metric is completing successful projects on time and on budget. They have satisfied all of my end clients, so I have no complaints.

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

When I started doing this, I would have automatically outsourced to India because of the margins. The problem with India is that it can be hard to find good quality developers and quality control. It is also hard to communicate with Indian partners. I can trust that Omega-R is doing the right thing all the time. I don’t have to micromanage a project to make sure that the design is correct. It's important that they understand how the mobile app needs to function. They can interpret all of those issues very well and bring it to life with minimal oversight from me. They start the job and do it right. It's not a headache for me.

I’ve had negative instances with other companies when I’ve wondered why I was even doing offshore. To find the right partners and suppliers takes a long time. I’ve gone through a lot of partners during the last two years, trying to find the right ones. Omega-R is definitely a high priority for work as soon as it comes through. If they have the bandwidth to take it on, they get first priority on all of my work.

Another great thing about Omega-R is that when they provide a quote or proposal, they break down every single project in an Excel or Google Docs spreadsheet. They identify how many design, development, testing, and management hours each part of the project will take. They are completely transparent with respect to the human resources that will actually go into building the project. That is a great technique to be able to justify the price. When you see it in print, you see why their price makes sense.

With some clients that I’ve had to pitch for the work, Omega-R helped me get a low deal because they have screenshots of how they envision everything working. They also set up prototype [half builds], so we can go into a meeting with confidence, knowing that what Omega-R has provided me with prototypes to be able to articulate how the app works, its benefits, and how the app is monetized to give the client a positive return on investment.

One client is a large homebuilder in Australia that wanted to take a panoramic photo of an empty housing site under construction to show potential homebuyers. They could stitch a 3-D home onto the site and give you a virtual tour through the home. You can see how it would look on that specific piece of land.

Omega-R was able to explain the benefits of this function to this old-school property company. They were able to visualize how the home would look. That kind of demo prompts the user to request a quote or request to speak to an agent after going through that visualization process. They sent me some PDFs with the design in each stage as well as how the user flow would look with the app. I was able to present that to the client very effectively. The client understood what they were trying to accomplish, and Omega-R helped us acquire new business.

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

You can always improve upon price. Sometimes, builds come back a bit more expensive than other suppliers. That is one of the reasons that if we're working with a tight budget, they try to work with whatever budget I give them as much as possible.

4.5
Overall Score I believe that every business can improve what they’re doing. Omega-R is very good, and I have no complaints.
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They’re very good. There is always room for improvement...They are super efficient. Whenever they tell me they're going to get a proposal or other deliverable back to me, they always set realistic expectations.
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Sometimes, I think they can do it cheaper, and their proposals come in a little high when compared to other suppliers. But, then, I weigh it against the lack of headaches and the confidence of knowing that they’re going to do a good job...
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I have recommended them to other businesses in Australia.

Tactical Electronics Mobile Application Development

"They [Omega-R] are not super expensive. They’re highly skilled. They’re very responsive, timely, and reliable."

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

The client is Tactical Electronics, a marksmanship training program startup. There was a need to develop a mobile application to reach users and encourage training and competition. Omega-R was selected to design and develop the app. The work has lasted more than one year, and the main stage will be completed in May of 2014.

The Reviewer
 
2-10 employees
 
Washington DC Metro Area
CEO, Tactical Electronics
 
Verified
Feedback summary: 

The client is extremely satisfied with the work produced by Omega-R. They meet every challenge and are always reliable, responsive, and competent. The only minor complaint is that they could use a process template to help customers understand development better. Omega-R is highly recommended to others.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company.

I’m in the startup phase. I’m a statistician and a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt. I make processes better by studying them. I look at the way people do things when it comes to instructions, and I apply Lean Six Sigma to that to make it better and faster, and to increase efficiency.

What is your role and responsibilities?

I’m the CEO.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What is your goal for this application?

I’m working on a personal app that teaches marksmanship, and Omega-R is helping to fix it and make it complete. 

I was a marksmanship instructor for the Marine Corps, so I applied Lean Six Sigma there. I was able to predict what people's scores would be, for instance, an hour in advance. We did that to identify bad shooters before they failed a week later. I decided to make an application that can simulate the coaching abilities of a Marine marksmanship instructor. The coach looks at the target and based on how he instructed the shooter to stand, he can see where the shots landed and tell the shooter exactly what they did wrong so they can get their shots at the center of the target. That’s what the application does.

In this latest phase with Omega-R, we're trying to turn it into a paradigm shift in marksmanship because nothing like this has been done before. You can have a duel with someone in another country or state. By using the accelerometer feature that we just built into it, you would attach your phone to your wrist using a quarterback sleeve. When you hear the noise and the vibration that tells you it's time to draw, you'll hear a shot and feel that vibration. You have to reach for your weapon as fast as possible, pull it out, and take the shot.

The app will record all that information and, after you plot your shots into it, it gives you a caliber rating. When you go into the PIMP [Pistol Instructor Marksmanship Program] Nation section, you can compare your speed and accuracy to everybody else that has the app. So far, there are about 30,000 people using it. In the future, we want to pit users in different nations against each other in the app, so there's a virtual war going on, where everybody's ego and national pride is at stake.

Users can create teams and build a social network for marksmanship enthusiasts, so they can see where they stand. You may have just bought a handgun, and you think you’re ready to defend yourself. If you use this and realize that you’re in the bottom 10 percent, the last thing you want to do is get in a gunfight. You know you have to practice.

We're going to release it for free initially, and our target date is May 17, 2014. We think it will be free for the first month or so. After that, it will be cheap, like 99 cents. We'll do a monthly subscription package if you want to see how you compare to everybody else. We're following the Lumosity.com model, where you can play free all you want. But, to see how your brainpower compares to everybody else, you have to pay for a subscription. That's the idea: If you want to be in PIMP Nation, you would subscribe.

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their work.

Because Omega-R is so good, I’ve given them free rein to do whatever they want. I tell them what I want done, and they decide how it will look. They do a lot of the design. They reshaped the framework because they understand what my big picture plan is for the end stage. We're doing the project in different phases, and they restructured it to make growing the app a lot easier in the future. They do the coding and design.

What was your process for selecting Omega-R with which to work?

I went through Elance and reviewed a few people there. I decided to go with them because their portfolio matched my idea the most.

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

It's been ongoing for about a year and a half. We’ve released versions of it since then. Omega-R has had three people on the team that I’m aware of, but I’m sure there are other developers involved.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

How did Omega-R perform?

They are always on time. They are very responsive, so if I send them a question, they always get back to me within 24 hours. I haven’t found a challenge for them yet that they haven’t been able to code. They are competent, and they know what they’re doing. I’ve worked with developers in Russia and India before because they’re usually less expensive. The communication barrier can become a problem. It's great that there is no communication barrier with them. They are not super expensive. They’re highly skilled. They’re very responsive, timely, and reliable. I constantly tell them how great of a job they’re doing. I’m very happy with them.

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

I’ve worked with about four other developers. They have a personality because many developers don’t. Other foreign developers are too serious and hard to deal with. Omega-R has a fun team to interact with during the project.

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

I never know what I want when I’m the customer. I have a general idea of what it's supposed to be in the end, and when I see it, I'll like it or I won’t. I would say that if they had a process template, things would be smoother.

For instance, if you go to GoDaddy.com, it's a barrage of options for you to buy stuff. You see things that you didn’t even know you could do. Not so much to try to sell features, but to inform their customers better. I’m still learning as I go along. I’ve learned a lot with them because they’re patient. If they could alleviate some of the confusion associated with app development for non-experts, that would be helpful.

They’re working with customers that are new in this realm of app development, and that would definitely make customer's lives a lot easier. It would help the customers have a more realistic expectation of what the project will take to get them to their goal.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I’ve already given their name out.

Ticonderoga Ventures Mobile Web Development

“They are very reliable and honest people. They completed the apps on time and on budget.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
Project summary: 

The client is Ticonderoga Ventures, an event management firm that puts on conferences, lectures, and other events for marketing purposes. They needed to develop mobile applications and mobile websites with a development partner. Omega-R was selected to develop several applications and sites during several projects. The work will likely continue.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 employees
 
New York Metro Area
CEO, Ticonderoga Ventures
 
Verified
Feedback summary: 

The client is extremely satisfied with the work produced by Omega-R. They are very responsible and competent. There are no complaints to report. Omega-R is highly recommended to others.

BACKGROUND

I am the CEO of Ticonderoga Ventures. We help with marketing for different software company clients. We put on conferences, trade shows, and other events to highlight our clients' services and products. I run the company and am responsible for hiring Omega-R.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

Our goal was to work with a solid, offshore company to create mobile apps and sites that can be viewed on mobile devices. We wanted a cheaper option as opposed to working with a more expensive local firm, but quality was the most important factor.

SOLUTION

They helped us develop mobile apps and mobile software. They were also responsible for testing the apps after completion and fixing all bugs. There are no current projects, but we will add more work in the future.

I was referred to them by a friend in the industry. He told me that they were a strong company with great pricing. I contacted them after speaking with him and then we started the long-term engagement. They are our partners now and have completed multiple projects.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

I actually met their founders in Russia. They are very reliable and honest people. They completed the apps on time and on budget. These apps have worked very well and yet to crash. They made sure that all bugs were fixed promptly since the initial coding wasn't perfect. My project manager hasn't mentioned any complaints.

The most important metric is that the end clients are satisfied. When we send them work that is time sensitive, they have always completed it accurately and on time. I like working with them and find them to be an honest and serious firm.

I have worked with several other developers locally that failed us immensely. Sometimes, they just take your money and disappear. I have been burned by a few bad developers, but Omega-R is great, and I will work with them long-term.

I have more work to give them in the future. I trust them and am completely satisfied with the quality and communication.

 

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