We build software. Better than others.

We are a boutique software development company that specializes in building cloud-based SaaS products. Our services include:

  • Web application development
  • Mobile application development
  • UI/UX
  • Internet of Things
  • Cloud Integration and Migration
  • Big Data and Machine Learning
  • Blockchain and Smart Contracts
 
$25,000+
 
$100 - $149 / hr
 
2 - 9
 Founded
2013
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Vancouver, Canada
headquarters
  • 403 East Kent Ave N
    Vancouver, BC V5P 2S7
    Canada

Portfolio

Key clients: 

LinkedIn, BlackBerry, QNX, Government of Canada

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CF Appreciation Portal

Complete redesign and rebuild of Canadian Forces Appreciation portal with Android and iOS hybrid apps

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SISIP Financial Portal

Complete redesign and rebuild of Canadian Forces Financial Services portal with Android and iOS hybrid apps

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Blackberry IoT Platform

Full-stack development for Blackberry IoT Platform, including Admin Dashboard, permissions management, and SDK

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3DPonics

Farmers' IoT Dashboard for automatic watering and soil quality control that is used with 3D-printed components

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MapJam

Custom maps service for enterprise with real-time APIs support

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SmartCone

IoT platform for physical area security

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DApps Central

Decentralized Ethereum apps catalog with reviews

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Vidrack

Video-marketing Wordpress plugin with more than 5,000 users and SaaS platform

Reviews

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Portal Development & Redesign for Veterans' Welfare Services

"Opengenica delivered on time and on budget—something we haven’t seen happening often."

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

Opengenica redesigned and developed two web portals: one for veteran appreciation and another for government-based financial support. Both were based on Kentico CMS with JavaScript and Microsoft technologies.

The Reviewer
 
1,001-5,000 Employees
 
Ottawa, Canada
Eli Ilatov
Sr. Software Dev Mngr, Canadian Forces Morale & Welfare
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Since launching both portals, there was a 50% uptick in user numbers, and app usage times increased by 75%. Opengenica adapted well to internal project management styles, responding well to client needs and queries. They even offered post-delivery support.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I'm a Sr. Software Development Manager at Canadian Forces Morale and Welfare Services. CFMWS is an organization supplying services and benefits to Canadian Forces members and their families.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Opengenica?

To redesign and rebuild CF Appreciation and SISIP Financial portals.

What were your goals for this project?

The goal was to expand our reach and introduce a better, more modern approach to CFMWS online services.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We have a formal multi-stage selection process in place. It involves collecting RFPs from vendors, face-to-face presentations, cost analysis, etc. Opengenica went through this process and was selected as a preferred vendor.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

Both CF Appreciation and SISIP Financial projects were built using the same design and development principles and technologies:

  • AngularJS
  • Kentico CMS
  • Microsoft .NET
  • Microsoft Azure

The frontend part integrated with Kentico CMS through a custom .NET adapter.

What was the team composition?

We worked with Opengenica’s account exec most of the time. They also had a PM, 3 software developers and a QA specialist. On our end, we had a Product Manager, a backend engineer, and a QA resource.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We launched an upgraded version of the CF Appreciation portal along with the mobile app in September 2017. We launched the SISIP Financial portal on September 2018.

Since the launch, we saw a 50% increase in users, and a more than 75% increase in time spent using the app. Also, the project owner was very happy with the updated look & feel.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

The workflow was efficient. CFMWS had hosted JIRA, and we synchronized with Opengenica’s JIRA automatically. We also used Google Drive for storing project documentation. Opengenica’s account executive was very responsive.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Opengenica delivered on time and on budget—something we haven’t seen happening often. They also offered complimentary support for several months which we had to seldom use.

Are there any areas for improvement?

N/A

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

SaaS Software Dev for Hydroponics Company

"It worked pretty well, and Opengenica's people were very responsive."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Oct. 2017 - June 2018
Project summary: 

Opengenica built a SaaS system to manage hydroponic installations. They used an iterative, agile approach to build a Python backend, AWS data pipelines, and APIs, among other things.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Ottawa, Canada
Michael Golubev
CEO, 3Dponics.com
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Opengenica successfully took the product through a beta phase and a full launch. Responsive and communicative, their team communicated well via Jira and Slack. They impressively managed to complete a complex system with their available team. 

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I'm a CTO and co-founder of 3DPonics. I've been running this company for three years. We design CAD models of 3D printed components for creating custom on-demand hydroponics systems - ranging from small home-based installations to larger farms.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Opengenica?

To build a system to manage hydroponics installations, assembled from the 3D components. That included watering, water quality control, temperature control, and many other things.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted a SaaS system that would create a new revenue stream for our company and bring new buyers for our 3D printed models and components.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

Another company highly recommended them. We also researched online and called for references. We liked the iterative approach, and "lightweight" Scrum processes Opengenica recommended for our project.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

The project had several major components: Arduino-based sensors and actuators Arduino-based controlling software written in Python Backend for collecting information and providing C&C using RESTful APIs and AWS DynamoDB for storage AWS Data Pipelines for data processing and aggregation Dashboard backend built with Django and Aurora DB Frontend built with React.js

What was the team composition?

The team included an account executive, a project manager, four software developers, and one QA engineer. We were working mostly with the PM, with occasional help from the AE.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We successfully launched the beta version in February 2018, and then dropped "beta" status in May.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

We used JIRA for PM, Slack for synchronization, Google Drive for documents, and we had regularly scheduled status update calls. It worked pretty well, and Opengenica's people were very responsive.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

It's how they were able to build a complex system like this one end-to-end, without having to pull any additional / 3rd-party resources. It's the expertise and experience they brought to the table, making it possible to architect and eventually to build what we wanted (and - most importantly - needed!)

Are there any areas for improvement?

It's hard to tell. They were always super-proactive in collecting the feedback at all stages of the project and were quick to correct the processes if something was working less than perfect.

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