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Hello, have you met Prograils?

Ruby on Rails Software House full of skilled web developers and mobile experts. Our agile development team combines technologies like Ruby on Rails, Elixir, React and HTML 5 to build user friendly web & mobile applications.

Our team creates custom software, applications and eCommerce solutions for early stage businesses, startups and on-line companies.

Communication is our strength - we practice the Agile methodology to manage our projects.

 

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If you're looking for top-notch developers you're in the right place.

 

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Oh, have you heard:

Prograils was recognized as Leadning Top Software and Web Development Firm in Poland by Clutch.

 

 
$5,000+
 
$50 - $99 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2012
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Poznan, Poland
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Full Stack Development for App Company

"Prograils's work was extremely valuable to us. Without their professional assistance, we would have failed."

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

Prograils provided front- and backend development for an app. They also fixed bugs and helped plan for future developments.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Canberra, Australia
Matthew Bennett
Co-Founder, Openairapps
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Progralis's expertise in app development was vital to the success of the project. Performing beyond expectations, their professional integrity and clear communication set them above the competition. They are a valuable partner ripe for future engagement. 

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am the director of business operations, a board member, and one of the co-founders of Openairapps, an application company that produces applications targeting different industries. 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Prograils?

After initially starting the development of our first app in-house, we found that we lacked the time and experience to complete the project. We sought external development assistance. 

What were your goals for this project?

We had developed a very clear use case package with overarching designs and requirements. Prograils were to develop the application in accordance with the 250+ use cases and supporting documentation.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We sought several quotes from local Australian companies and our project was deemed too difficult or was quoted with extremely high prices. We looked for international options instead. One of our board members and co-founders is of Polish descent and suggested Prograils.

Can you go into detail about the services they provided and the scope of the project?

Prograils built our application's front- and backend as per our designs. We worked with Prograils throughout the project answer questions regarding the use cases, designs, and requirements. Their team also helped with bug fixes and planning for further developments.

What was the team composition?

Prograils had several full stack developers assigned to our project. Even after completion of the initial project, they have kept a resource assigned to us.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Prograils's work was extremely valuable to us. Without their professional assistance, we would have failed. They performed way above our expectations and were better than any local developer we could've hired.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

Respective project managers from both parties managed the project. We also used tools such as Dropbox, Trello, Slack, Teamlens, and Github to communicate and keep track of the work being done. While Prograils is a Polish company, we had no language barriers or communication issues.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Prograils has an extremely high professional integrity. They went above and beyond on multiple occasions.

Are there any areas where they can improve?

No, there were no areas that required improvement.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Their work is very well polished and they had a high attention to detail.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    We will engage with Prograils again and would recommend anyone to work with them.

Web Dev for Vacation Home Rental Agency

“They took doing the job that they promised to do very seriously.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
3.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
2016 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Prograils developed the backend of a Ruby on Rails website for a villa rental agency which incorporated several sites into one place and included an automated booking tool with confirmation via an email link.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
London, United Kingdom
Owner, Invitation to Tuscany
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Despite overrunning on the schedule, they didn’t charge more for the additional time required and continued to be clear and transparent at all times. They are ethical and stuck to their word regarding what they set out to build, communicating well and using Trello for project management.   

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

The business is called Invitation to Tuscany, although now it's also Invitation to Provence and Invitation to the Italian Lakes. We are a villa agency that rents villas in Tuscany and Provence. I’m the owner and director of the company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Prograils?

I had several websites: Invitation to Provence, Invitation to Tuscany, and Invitation to the Italian Lakes. From the client’s point of view, I wanted people to be able to go to one place and filter villas according to what they want or need.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

I wanted the process of deciding on a house, requesting the house, and the owner accepting the house to be automated. Without logging in, owners can click on a link in an email they received. The client then gets a notification and an email about how to go forward. They can then go ahead, make their payments, and get all their documents generated.

This is done in Ruby on Rails. They used various gems, but I didn't go into it. There is some geolocation built in because we have agents in different parts of the world, but the core of it is all on Ruby on Rails.

What is the team dynamic?

I met the owner of the business, Maciej Litwiniuk [CEO and Co-founder, Prograils]. Right from the beginning, I was assigned Tomasz Blachut [Project Manager, Prograils] who is my interlocutor. 

There are 5–6 people working on the project at different times. I only ever spoke to Tomasz, who was good at interpreting emails and turning them into tasks. All those tasks went onto Trello, which is how they build, and it's still running. We've got the snagging and stuff; it's still going through Trello.

How did you come to work with Prograils?

I found them by chance. I was Googling Ruby on Rails developers. I was looking for somebody who would use Ruby because I liked the language and I liked the notion of the framework. They came up, and there was something about the way their site was written and how it worked. I got in touch with them quite a long time ago but decided not to build it then. A year and a half later, they got back in touch with me and asked if I was going to continue the project.

I spoke to a few different agencies and I found they were all trying to be all things to all men. They were neither developers nor designers, or they were obviously designers but not very good at being developers. I decided to stick with Prograils as our developers and I’ve got a London agency who had already done some work to design the frontend of the website.

How much have you invested with them?

We've spent $20,000–$30,000 with them.

What is the status of this engagement?

We've been working with them since early to mid-2016. Things crop up with the site, and I would like to continue to add further functionality to the website as we move forward.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The solution means all the tedious steps are automated, and we can concentrate on speaking to the clients, making sure the house is right for them, and solving any problems they have. They always want the cars, meals, and caterers booked.

A lot of the owners like the fact that rather than having to log, they can just click on a link in the email and that does it for them. That was their idea and they implemented it. We used to only book on Saturdays, and now we've got booking on all days. People can book different times in different calendars, and it works very well.

Other agencies and the owners themselves can also book these houses. Calendar management is important and they made it so that blocking off calendars is just about as easy as it can be: it's drag and drop, and there’s no need to press anything. You just drag all over the calendar, and it'll lock it off for you. Some of the features made the processing more streamlined and faster.

How did Prograils perform from a project management standpoint?

We’ve used Trello, Slack, and Skype. The project took 10 months longer because they misjudged the complexity of the backend when we first described the project, but what was great was that they said they'd do it for X amount of money or X amount of hours and they stuck to that. Although it took longer, it didn't cost me any extra, which I appreciate a lot because it’s tight margins in this business.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They're clear, transparent, and responsive. They stuck to their word. They never pulled the wool over my eyes, and they never tried to sell me a solution that wasn't what I asked for. They took longer to develop it, which might feel frustrating, but it means that they took doing the job that they promised to do very seriously.

I would say there's a kind of ethical core to how they do business, which I appreciate because that's how I do business: if I say I'm going to do something, I'll do it. If it ends up not quite working out how I planned, costing me more, or taking me more time, I'll suck it up and make sure I do my sums better next time. That's how they did business as well, and it stopped it becoming too stressful.

Are there any areas they could improve?

It would be good to have a review every 3 months on projects of this length. We never had an overarching review of where we were, where we're going, and how long it's going to take to get there. I think it can be good to take stock occasionally and to check what's going on. They could probably do better on testing some of the things.

Some things came back and had to go back because something bumped out with them, which should've been caught in testing and wasn't. Overall, I thought they were very good. I haven't looked at the quality of the code, but my impression is that it's good.

The reason I've got that impression is because whenever I asked them to change something, the speed with which it gets done makes me think that the code underneath must be solid because they're not going back and having to unravel the code. They've kept it as it should be.

4.5
Overall Score
  • 3.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    We didn't meet the deadlines.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They stuck to the estimate, notwithstanding knocking the schedule out for six.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They’re consistent in delivering what they say they'll deliver.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    If they fit with what others are looking for, they're a good company.

Rails-developed Rating Platform For Customer Service Startup

"Prograils specializes in figuring out what a problem is and how it can be fixed."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Nov. 2015 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Prograils provided  apps for a customer service rating company. The team migrated an app from Ionic to the iOS and Android platforms, and later built an MVP for an SaaS app.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Copenhagen, Denmark
Christian Brauner
Founder & Managing Director, Servicelovers
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The new apps feature a functional rating system and intuitive dashboards. They have performed well on the market. The Prograils team's creative problem-solving, effective communication, and meticulous testing process ensured a uniformly high standard of quality across both apps. 

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization.

We run an employee-rating community.

What is your position?

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

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What business challenge were you trying to address with Prograils?

I started my company a year and a half ago, developing my platform in Lithuania. The team I had was cheap, but they were amateurs in terms of delivery time and quality of work. The company employed junior resources only, and they just couldn't produce what I was asking of them.

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their involvement.

The original app had been built on a platform called Ionic, which is a web app. We are looking to translate the work into native Android and iOS apps. Prograils facilitated this for me. My specialization is in sales, not programming. I wasn't concerned with what programming tools would be used as long as the price and quality were right. In a sense, we did start from scratch.

We're currently working on another app that can run in a software-as-a-service capacity, allowing companies to assess which of their employees performed best. Prograils developed a minimum viable product that is stable and had good-quality coding, so it was very reliable.

They have assigned a three-and-a-half-person team to us. We have one Android developer, one iOS developer, and another person specialized in both platforms. We are assigned a project manager as part of the development price.

How did you come to work with Prograils?

I looked for development resources within my network and reviewed companies in Copenhagen. One possible choice was a company based in Copenhagen with a development team in Romania. I also looked at another uprising agency in Denmark. An acquaintance had used Prograils for a project, so I decided to work with them.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in November. Prograils has done a good job so far but, with time, the development in my company will have to be made in-house, since we are a tech company.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any statistics or metrics from this engagement?

The core of the site was its rating system. We have done some testing that has run without issues. Prograils did what we told them to do. They have some great designers who understood what our aim was and took care of our requests after each testing cycle.

Elements like the dashboard have turned out great. Companies can see and understand where good service is located. Currently, the app is more stable than in the beginning. Quality-wise, it has been above the results we saw from the Lithuanian team.

We've seen some traction for the app. Users are installing it and passing it along to their friends.

How did Prograils perform from a project management standpoint?

Like any good collaboration, there have been some financial battles. They met our deadlines and, when they didn't, it was our fault and not theirs. I can admit that at times we were not the easiest of clients.

We used GitHub, Google Drive, Trello, Sketch, and InVision for project management. InVision and Sketch helped to speed up our mock-up process. They were used at our request, and we appreciated their flexibility with that.

What distinguishes Prograils from other providers?

I'm very surprised by their English fluency and impressed with their willingness to find creative solutions. I worked with other teams that jumped when I told them to, without questioning me. Prograils specializes in figuring out what a problem is and how it can be fixed.

Any prospecting customer should focus on learning the process and on finding the tools that can help them. I came across Trello, which is a visual, agile application. Finding programmers who are OK with working in a visually oriented way is also important. It eliminates a lot of the going back and forth in the process. Given that a team may not be native English speakers, when discussing complex items, it's better to have a visual approach.

Is there anything Prograils could have improved or done differently?

Prograils are very good in terms of explaining how many hours they allocated and how much it cost me, but they're not so good in terms of giving estimates. I have told them this and they are improving themselves.

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

Rails Developed Site For Digital Publishing Startup

"[T]hey come up with some very creative fixes and shortcuts."

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

Using Ruby on Rails, Prograils built an MVP version of a website for a publishing startup. The site was built from scratch and allows users to crowdfund journalism projects.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
United Kingdom
Joel Cyril Boukris
Co-Founder, Peblish IVS (Digital Publishing)
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Users report that the site is attractive, easily navigable, and generally bug-free. Prograils met every deadline and kept communication lines open throughout the process. Their creativity, affordable pricing, and technical expertise were invaluable while launching the site on a tight timeline.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization.

Our company sells news articles through the use of crowd funding. We started the company in June of 2015, with a period of fundraising. The company has been around since September, when the website was finalized.

What is your position?

I'm a co-founder of the company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What business challenge were you trying to address with Prograils?

We needed a web platform that could support our business. Our goal is selling articles by means of crowd funding, where journalists are able to put up a pitch of their article ideas, and receive funding based on it. We had a very short time span for delivering the website. It was mainly done on money that we received from government funds with a short deadline, October 1st 2015. We needed to be live before that time, in order to test it and gain experience on how it was working, and be able to provide reports to the government funding agency.

The specifications were only ready in July. We needed a company that could make a minimum viable product version with a very pressed timeline. The website was secondary to delivering on time.

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their involvement.

They developed the website using Ruby on Rails. The other companies that we approached mostly suggested building the site in WordPress. Having a website built from scratch with real programming, and not WordPress templates, seemed to make the most sense.

How did you come to work with Prograils?

We contacted different companies to see if they would be able to deliver the site on time, with the specifications that we had in mind. In web development, timing is typically a problem. Deadlines are often ignored or missed due to poor management or some kind of negligence.

Prograils was referred to me on the basis of the work they were doing for a different company. We contacted them along with a few other development firms. They were the first to claim that they could deliver what we needed on time, at a reasonable price. They had the right interest in the company and seemed honest in their approach. The choice was based on a good first impression and their prompt response featuring an actual implementation proposal.

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

The total cost was about $20,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

The project was completed on the 20th of September [2015]. There were a few features that were not in place yet, but that was only a question of a few days' work. 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any statistics or metrics from this engagement?

The overall feedback that we have received has been positive. Users like the design, which is simple and easy to navigate. Opinions always differ, and there were a few suggestions of different approaches. The logic that Prograils used might not be the perfect one for some, but it was still solid. It’s also a reliable solution. We rarely get reports of malfunctions or defective elements.

We haven't had any major issues with Prograils. There are a few fixes that we still need them to implement, but there haven't been any major technical issues, breakdowns, or missing features.

How did Prograils perform from a project management standpoint?

They always delivered their work within the specified deadlines. We used Trello to follow the project and delegate tasks.

What distinguishes Prograils from other providers?

I don't have much experience with other developers, but they seem very flexible and reasonably priced. They know what they're doing and are good developers. There's always been a great dialogue between us, and we never had a problem with getting in touch with them whenever we had a question.

They've always been very responsive and easy to work with. Their developers have good heads on their shoulders and they come up with some very creative fixes and shortcuts. I would say their involvement has definitely improved the overall quality of the application we’re offering.

Is there anything Prograils could have improved or done differently?

Not that I can think of, no.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    One deadline was a few days over, but they did a lot of work in a very short time. IT projects of this nature usually span more time than this one.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    There is a lot of value for the money we have spent.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I would definitely recommend them.

Data Manipulation Tool for Strømberg & Sahl A/S

"They're very responsive to us and implement our feedback very well."

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

Using Ruby on Rails, Prograils built a custom solution to manage a construction firm's Excel data. The project involved prototyping and back-end development.

The Reviewer
 
1-11 Employees
 
Copenhagen Area, Capital Region, Denmark
John Theisen
Chief Financial Officer, Strømberg & Sahl A/S
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Initial demos perfom well, and the solution's individiual features are fully functional. Prograils' responsive communication, technical skill, and speedy accommodation of feedback enabled them to meet every deadline and deliver a high-quality product.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company.

My organization is a construction company. We're the main contractors for professional clients like governments.

What is your position?

I'm the chief financial officer.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

Could you describe the business challenge that you were trying to address with Prograils?

There was some internal workloads that needed to be updated. All our work had been done in Excel, and we had problems sharing the knowledge from one Excel sheet to another. We talked to Prograils about making this website so we could use it as a multiuser and then we could share all the information between the colleagues. It was actually more of a collaboration portal that we wanted, so that we could take the data we use and present it in an intuitive and structured way to our internal users.

Could you describe the scope of their involvement?

Our contribution was our existing Excel sheets and all of the data within them. I met up with the guys from Prograils in Poland, and we just went over the Excel sheets together. They presented ideas of what they could do, ways to manipulate and present the data, and then they made a mockup for it. We talked a little bit about it, and then they started the process by programming the system for us. It was a very smooth process for us.

What technologies were used?

They were using Ruby on RAILS for the most part.

SOLUTION

How did you come to choose Prograils?

They were recommended to me by a business associate, who has made a similar program with them. She told me that they were cheaper than other options and had a great balance between value and experience.

Could you provide a general cost estimate for this engagement?

It was around $15,000 to $20,000.

Is this an ongoing project, or have you concluded your work together?

It is ongoing. They're adding some new features to the system now.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Do you have any statistics or metrics on the project? 

I haven't seen the results yet because they haven't yet finished developing the solution. From what we can tell so far, our small demos have worked well, but we don't have a completed prototype yet. Only certain components have been developed and tested so far. Qualitatively, we've been impressed with their performance. They're very responsive to us and implement our feedback very well.

Have you encountered any issues from a project management perspective?

No. No problems so far. We're in constant communication with them, and they haven't missed any of our deadlines.

When working with Prograils, are there any areas in which you think they could improve?

Usually, I don't work with IT [information technology] companies, I'm a construction guy. I think the process was very smooth, and I think they were very good at conveying the ideas of how the system could work. I think overall, it was a very good process, and we keep going on to the system and getting new features every week, which is great.

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

Custom RAILS Development For Management Consulting Firm

"They were very fast and they understood the concept of what I wanted."

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

Prograils built a custom cloud-based application for a management consulting firm. The project involved back-end development and implementation using Ruby on Rails.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Copenhagen, Denmark
Henrik Sørensen
CEO & Founder, BoardReport
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The app has received very positive feedback. Prograils impressed with their cohesive project management system, 24-hour availability, and business-savvy mindset. Their astute suggestions and consistent attention to detail elevated the product to the next level.

BACKGROUND

Could you briefly describe your organization?

I have a company that offers consulting services and specialized software solutions. We offer a proprietary solution that helps the management of small companies. The tool helps executives and board members make informed decisions through accurate reporting.

What is your position?

I am the founder and CEO.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

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

We needed some developers that could build out our custom application for us because we didn’t have the necessary expertise. I work in finance, so I couldn’t code anything myself. I was searching for a company to deal with the technical development. I got in contact with Prograils through a mutual business relationship. They came highly recommended. 

SOLUTION

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

They’ve designed a cloud-based application coded in Ruby on Rails. I had the original idea, the concept of the application, and I described it for them in great detail. They coded everything from scratch, based on my specs. I then tested the prototype, and we had a lot of discussions about how we could refine and improve its functionality and interoperability with other systems. They would then go ahead and implement those improvements. 

How did you select Prograils as your partner for this endeavor?

Prograils was my very first contact, and I felt very confident about their capabilities, so I decided to go with them. I was originally introduced to them by a mutual business contact.

When was this project completed?

We started out in the summer of 2013. The application was developed from August of 2013, to January of 2014.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

I don’t have a lot of statistics, but I have positive feedback from my customers, and they are very satisfied with the end product. That’s the only thing I can give you at this stage. I was very satisfied with their project management style they used. They used a tool where all items in the project were created as tickets. We could correspond on the Internet about each of the tickets, and I could follow the progress from beginning to end. They were extremely responsive and flexible with us. They answered both on evenings and weekends. They were very flexible, and we completed the deployment in the time period agreed, so that worked very well.

When working with Prograils, is there anything that you’d consider special about their approach or development methodology that distinguishes them from other vendors?

They were very fast and they understood the concept of what I wanted. I didn’t have to explain every detail; they had some business understanding on their end, too. They weren’t simply a bunch of coders and technical junkies, but business strategists and creative thinkers. They really pay close attention to details and make great, insightful recommendations when they’re able to. We’ve greatly appreciated that.

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

No. I don’t really have any areas in which they didn’t perform well. They were a relatively a new company when we began, so their procedures about service and maintenance plans had just been put in place. That would be the only area in which they could have improved, but it really didn’t affect the overall project or its success.

5.0
Overall Score I’m very satisfied with them. They were extremely responsive to our needs.
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    We had some minor delays, but nothing major.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I’ve only had positive experiences, so I wouldn’t have a problem with that.