Whatever the Q, We got the A.

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We are Q — #1 fastest growing development & design agency in Europe. With +160 experts, we design and build digital solutions and scale-up dedicated teams for global brands, enterprises, agencies, and startups that want to grow.

Brands in 20 countries worldwide trust us with their core products’ design & development, including The Times, Sandoz, BBC, TWINT, ManpowerGroup, and TeladocHealth. Working in many industries, we’ve specialized in custom software solutions, including various Mobile and Web apps, Enterprise platforms, and E-Commerce and eLearning solutions.

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OUR EXPERTISE

Mobile platforms: iOS, Android, Hybrid apps (Flutter, React Native, Ionic)

➋ Programming & Scripting: PHP (Symfony, Laravel), JavaScript (Angular, React, Vue.js, Node.js) & Frontend, Ruby on Rails, .NET

CMS: Craft CMS, WordPress

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HOW WE WORK

Dedicated Team

A team of experts for software development and design, dedicated to you. Let us help you select, assemble, and manage the whole team.

Software Product Development

You know your ideal customers and have a vision of your product? We will guide you every step of the way and deliver the solution tailored to your specific needs.

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Every project is different and requires an individual approach. Our clients range from Fortune 500 companies to some of the world’s leading startups. To find out what would be the best path to take, we always begin with the Discovery Phase. Then, together we choose the best direction for your project in order to achieve your business goals.

 
$10,000+
 
$50 - $99 / hr
 
50 - 249
 Founded
2013
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Zagreb, Croatia
headquarters
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Portfolio

Key clients: 

The Times, CocaCola, BBC, Manpower, Deloitte, Nestle, Teladoc Health, Novartis, Hilti, Smart Pension, Vaillant, Volkswagen, Pfizer, Facebook, KJUS, University of St.Gallen, Ginetta, Almac

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The Times

NewsUK is the largest British publisher and the owner of The Sun, The Sunday Times, and Britain's oldest newspaper with over 200 years long tradition, The Times. As of 2019, both print and digital form of The Times had a monthly reach of more than 10.7 million readers in Great Britain.

Since the sales of printed newspapers are declining, The Times wanted to start a digital business focused on one of the fastest-growing

sectors worldwide - traveling.

After a couple of failed collaborations with other digital solutions providers, The Times found Q as the best fit for creating a web application that combines travel articles, recommendations from travel experts, and unique and exclusive offers for traveling worldwide. Q was in charge of all phases of the new product development - discovery, UX & UI design, web app development, SEO, and infrastructure optimization.

What we did: 

UX & UI Design

Web App

Quality Assurance

SEO

Infrastructure

Our responsibility was the whole project’s execution - from the initial idea and the workshop to UX, UI, development, SEO, and infrastructure optimization. The main purpose of the application is to inspire, advise and enable custom and unique travel experiences for users worldwide.

After the initial project launch, Q continues to develop and maintain the application, continuously improving the performance and visibility with a dedicated team of designers, developers, marketing, and SEO experts.

 

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Max Brain

Swiss Tech Startup “MaxBrain” partnered up with Q to build a dedicated development and design team to develop and support the growth of their business.

Headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, MaxBrain offers a completely paperless Learning Management System to companies and universities. Universities and companies use MaxBrain in organizing network and internal processes including a network of facilities, students, and

staff. It offers a competitive advantage for educational institutions through modern and needs-oriented digital education and training.

Q has supported MaxBrain’s growth for over 2 years with the same core team which built the initial prototype. Together we’ve identified the best tech-stack for MaxBrain platform and apps and the whole technical know-how is in Q. We organize regular workshops with MaxBrain both in Zurich and Zagreb in order to set clear business goals which our Zagreb team has to match on the development side.

What we did: 

UX & UI Design

iOS App

Android App

Web App

Quality Assurance

 

Through our development, quality assurance, and design efforts, we are continually developing the MaxBrain platform and MaxBrain mobile apps.

 

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BBC Pandemic

BBC Pandemic - 2018 Winner - App of the year in Northern Ireland No1 Medical app – App Store (UK)
No1 Medical app – Google Play Store (UK)
‘Top 100’ Free Apps #19 – App Store (UK)
‘Top 100’ Free Apps – Google Play Store (UK)

The BBC Pandemic mobile app is featured in a groundbreaking citizen science experiment attempting to simulate the spread of a deadly flu outbreak. The result of the experiment was revealed in

the new TV program on BBC ‘Contagion! The BBC Four Pandemic’.

Northern Irish agency Big Motive and Q partnered up to build a prototype that would simulate and predict future pandemic spread and in a later stage a full iOS and Android app.

What we did: 

Android App

iOS App

Web Backend

Quality Assurance

 

We started the project with a workshop where we created user stories and identified development pain points.

Through rapid prototyping and user-testing, we were able to analyze the product on a small user sample. The goal of prototyping was to create a user experience that could be easily understood by a broader audience.

The science and math teams mapped the experimental data requirements and designed each step to find the simplest way of asking questions and inputting responses

The app was developed for iOS and Android and was launched in October 2017 with the expectation of 10,000 people finishing the experiment.

The end result was that more than 100,000 people finished the experiment! The experiment has been hailed as a landmark success, greatly exceeding the expectations of both scientists and the BBC.

Q was responsible for native mobile and backend development for the BBC Pandemic iOS and Android apps. Our partner Big Motive was responsible for the UX and UI design of the apps. This partnership has contributed to a huge leap forward in science that could help save millions of lives.

 

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Hilti

German agency Fork and Q partnered up to build, develop, and support a new website, shop, and a web app for one of the largest power tools manufacturing companies in the world - Hilti.

Hilti is a Liechtenstein multinational company that develops, manufactures, and markets products for the construction, building maintenance, and mining industries, mainly to the professional end-user. With 25,000 employees, Hilti is one of

the leading brands in the construction sector.

We have established a frontend dedicated team that collaborated with the rest of the team in Germany and Liechtenstein on the development of Hilti’s website, webshop, and web apps. Through our development and quality assurance, we developed Hilti.com and helped Hilti stay one step ahead of the competition.

What we did: 

Website

Webshop

Web App

Quality Assurance

Hybrid App

Hilti.com is available in 50+ countries worldwide. The main purpose of the delivered solution is to sell their power tools, but also to provide a web app in which their customers can have all the information about the construction site they are working on, their tools, etc. From a web app, they can order tool repair, get special discounts, and many more services that are key for successful construction projects.

 

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Twint

Swiss fintech company TWINT, founded by the eight largest Swiss banks, partnered up with Q to support their app which became the leading Swiss mobile payment solution.

 

Twint app has more than 2 million registered users in Switzerland who use it for payments in online shops, canteens, at supermarket cash registers,

and vending machines. It offers a money transfer in real-time, from smartphone to smartphone, and saves credit cards in one app with a number of various loyalty programs.

 

What we did:

Android App

iOS App

Quality Assurance

 

We established a dedicated team fully supporting Twint’s business.

 

To keep up the quality at the highest level and set clear business goals, we are organizing regular workshops with Twint, both in Zurich and Zagreb.

Through our development and quality assurance, we are continually developing Twint mobile apps making sure that Twint stays Switzerland’s #1 digital wallet.

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Ginetta

Ginetta Cars is a British specialist builder of racing and sports cars based in Garforth, Leeds, West Yorkshire.

 

In collaboration with Retrofuzz, we developed a cutting edge eCommerce and web app solution for the leading British sports car manufacture.

Q was responsible for the webshop and the web app architecture, development, and QA. Our partners from Retrofuzz were responsible for the UX and UI design

of the platform. This partnership between the two companies has shown that the Q development team has great synergy with the design companies and has contributed to Ginetta brand recognition with their existing and future customers.

Ginetta is one of the leading British race car manufacturers and is putting the UK at the heart of world-class motorsport again. Ginetta is selling cars across the world and trains the brightest stars in motorsport. A thorough digitalization of all internal and external processes was inevitable to keep up with the competition.

What we did:

Web App

eCommerce

Website

Quality Assurance

Moreover, we developed the Racing Centre app for Ginetta. Racing Centre app enables all Ginetta Championships drivers to use a dashboard where they can see their placement, past and future races, all the members of their support team, useful information, news feed surrounding their career, and many more.

 

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Software Development for Cloud Consulting Agency

"They’re great people to work with."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
March 2020 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Q agency was hired by a cloud consulting agency to provide software development resources. The team works alongside the internal one to develop products, using HTML, Java, and JavaScript.

The Reviewer
 
50-200 Employees
 
Italy
Service Manager, Cloud Consulting Agency
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Internal stakeholders are pleased with Q agency’s work, noting their dedication to product success. The team is a reliable and agile resource, and has integrated quite well with the internal staff. Customers can expect a personable, responsible, and effective team.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the service manager for a cloud consulting agency. We develop different projects on Google Cloud Platform (GCP).

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Q agency?

We needed help with software development.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Q agency helps us develop software development projects on GCP. They work on our internal projects. Together with our team, they develop our product using Java, JavaScript, and HTML.

What is the team composition?

We started with one developer. After June, we saw the work was going well and they had good competency, and integrated two more people. We’re in discussions about increasing the team again.

How did you come to work with Q agency?

I had colleagues recommend them.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent between $50,000-$90,000 so far.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in March 2020 and the work is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

They respect our product roadmap in terms of releasing new functionalities and things like that.

How did Q agency perform from a project management standpoint?

We work with them in an agile way. We have daily standup meetings to discuss. Q agency works very closely with our team.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They really focus on their employees. Their employees are happy to work with them and now are happy to work with us.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, our collaboration is very good.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

They’re great people to work with. They have a lot of developers with good software development skills that aren’t always easy to find.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    It’s a good price.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Custom Development for Virtual Restaurant Management Co

“They were really able to interpret what we were trying to do.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
Jan. 2020 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Q agency provides front- and backend development resources to build out a custom virtual hospitality platform. They’ve developed five applications and have handled machine learning and NLP integrations.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Saginaw, Michigan
Dave Dittenber
CEO, BYOD
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Q agency translated an idea into a viable solution with commercial opportunities, leading the client to sign them on for more work. They’re able to provide qualified resources with skillsets in multiple areas. The polished and flexible team communicates seamlessly and facilitates a fluid process.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the CEO of Bring Your Own Data (BYOD). We’re a virtual hospitality application and platform, concentrating on operational excellence and ROI to the bottom line of restaurants.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Q agency?

We originally worked with Q on an application build.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We presented them with an idea we had to enhance our platform, and they did our front- and backend platform build. They’ve now launched five applications for us.

Because the architecture is fairly sophisticated, and we wanted to do some custom stuff, Q brought in different skillsets and expanded their own team. Not only are they managing the scope, but they also go out and recruit the resources that we need. Our backend is built on a lot of different coding, like Python, while the frontend is more traditional, so we needed Q’s resources to have those jive together. 

Our team worked directly with them on the architecture, and they recruited the tools that they needed to ultimately deliver the solution. Machine learning, natural language processing (NLP), and other things on the backend are integrated into the solution, so it’s a lot of different pieces to put together. They’ve done a fantastic job navigating through all of that.

We just started up with a different scope with them. We’re still working with the entire team and are actually expanding a little bit. 

What is the team composition?

At the high point of the project, we worked with 10–12 people, which included the development team, the backend management team, and all of their administrative people. Vedran (Founder & CBO) handled business development, Matej (Senior Software Developer) did backend development, and someone else did frontend development.

Since I’m on more of the business and commercial side than the technical side, my main contacts were Vedran and Adrian (Key Account Manager). However, my chief architect, chief DevOps person, and data scientist worked with the people on the front- and backend teams. 

How did you come to work with Q agency?

Two years ago, we were working on another project and were introduced to Q. However, we’d already picked the vendor. In the meantime, we kept their file. When this project came about, our Swiss partner Frank called them. They were very gracious. We actually met them in New York, and then Frank met them at the office in Zagreb. 

How much have you invested with them?

To date, we’ve spent around $250,000–$300,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

Our work together began at the beginning of 2020, and we’re still in process.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

I have an interesting background in that I own restaurants, too; I have a restaurant management group here in Michigan. Before we thought we were going to commercialize the solution, we looked at using the tool to manage our own business. We tested some of the market out before going to Q. We did our due diligence and determined there was a commercial opportunity.

We’ve had a chance to test those solutions internally, so the measure of success has been this idea translated into what we wanted to test and what the market is looking for. Using that beta in my own restaurant allowed us to sign an exclusivity agreement with a big association here in Michigan. They were really able to interpret what we were trying to do and put that into all of the applications, as you can tell by all of these commercial opportunities going forward. Then, just based on the market willingness and the feedback that we get on those particular applications, we’ve signed onto a new deal with them.

How did Q agency perform from a project management standpoint?

Communication and project management have been great, from my standpoint. I see the deliverables at the end, so I’m not necessarily interacting with them on a daily basis. However, all of the people that work for me have been very positive about Q’s interactions, deliverables, timelines, and communication. My communication with Zedran and Adrian is second-to-none. Even if there were issues, they were very willing to finding a solution.

They’re a great company to work with. They’re very flexible. Even though we’re international, it hasn’t affected any of it.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their energy and experience are impressive. A lot of people have a ‘flashy brand’; they have a uniqueness and coolness to them, which is easy to do from a branding standpoint, but then they underdeliver. Q agency has that whole package; they have the image upfront, but it goes through all the way to working with their people and their teams, which I think is very difficult to do. They’re very polished and edgy, which you need to have on this kind of project.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Offhand, I can’t think of anything they could’ve done differently. It was a very fluid process, and everybody embraced change whenever necessary. In true agile style, they really delivered.

Any advice for potential customers?

Anybody looking for someone that has the ability to do full-stack traditionally but then also push the envelope, understand they’re a company that likes to understand the project and scope. They’re very easy to deal with, but you need to be prepared; they challenge you to make sure you’re getting back exactly what you want. Expecting to be challenged on the customer side is needed for a successful project.

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

Development of Wordpress Framework for Marketing Agency

“We were really pleased from the get-go because their costs are competitive and they’ll go the extra mile”

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Nov. 2019 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Q agency developed website templates and modules that a marketing agency could use to rebuild their customer’s websites. They worked on an existing framework, provided recommendations, and executed the designs.

The Reviewer
 
201-500 Employees
 
New York, New York
Executive Director of Marketing Services, Marketing Agency
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Both the client and external stakeholders are pleased with the final product. Q agency is a determined group — when faced with a challenge, they research solutions and are able to resolve the issue. They were also extremely organized and were able to take on whatever the client requested.  

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the executive director of marketing services at a marketing agency. I head up the department that builds websites and provides ongoing marketing services for most of the industrial manufacturing market.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Q agency?

We’re working on a couple of projects with them because we were impressed with their work. It started off with an initial larger project. We wanted to rebuild the framework for our website customers.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We worked closely with Q agency to show them our existing framework, what we wanted from the new framework, and they provided us with recommendations and tools we could use.

We did all the initial designs for the framework that we needed, but they worked well with our design team to implement their work and carry it out.

They helped with website design and graphic design. They developed a lot of website templates and modules. We then were able to use those to rebuild other websites. The CMS WordPress.

What is the team composition?

Largely, we’ve had one point of contact, Sinisa (Head of Technical Operations). We’ve brought in additional team members for various projects.

How did you come to work with Q agency?

I met them at a conference I was speaking at two years ago. After my seminar, one of their leaders came up to me and told me that they thought they had a good fix four us. We continued that conversation and met up a few times. We realized that we had an opportunity to have an ongoing relationship with them.

What is the status of this engagement?

We officially kicked off in November 2019 and we’re still working with them.  

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We’re very satisfied with their work. With most development vendors, it’s hard to know what to expect until we can test it. We were really pleased from the get-go because their costs are competitive and they’ll go the extra mile. If they’re faced with a challenge, they will do research until they figure it out. It was very clear that they wanted the customer experience to improve.

Our customers have been happy with the designs and the performance as well. We will definitely continue to work with Q agency in some capacity.

How did Q agency perform from a project management standpoint?

The point person we work with is great about holding ongoing meetings. We had weekly meetings throughout the process to keep everything on track. They immediately got us set up on Slack, Jira, and Basecamp. They jump into the processes that work well for us, rather than making us adapt to what they’re used to. They’re super organized and are willing to take on whatever project we throw at them.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They’ve been great to wrok with and we look forward to doing more work with them in the future.

Are there any areas they could improve?

They’re based in a different time zone, so all of our meetings have to be before 10 am. It’s not the end of the world, but there is a time difference.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Be prepared to provide examples. That’s the best way they can see what you’re asking for. That will help them quickly understand what you’re looking for.

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

UX/UI & Software Dev for Experiential Website Developer

"The team is ready to tackle anything."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Sep. 2019 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Q agency is the UX design partner for an experiential website developer.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
London, United Kingdom
Alan Lee
Director, NXT Level Studio
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The Q agency team takes an active role in each engagement, holding workshops and consulting sessions to determine the best solution for any given project. Their contributions add a tremendous amount of value, and they’re flexible, fast, and creative.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the director of NXT Level Studio. We create experiential websites for corporate organizations.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Q agency?

Q agency is our UX design partner. 

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Right from the beginning of a project, when we’re building a new website for a client, we turn to Q agency. We meet with the team and explain the scope of what we were trying to build. Before even getting to work on the development, they take on a consultant role, holding workshops and working collaboratively with us to come up with UX and software design that fits the project.

What is the team composition?

We’re in regular contact with between 6–7 people, though the team fluctuates depending on what the project calls for.

How did you come to work with Q agency?

Q agency gave us the assurance that they had the skills, resources, and experience to be effective partners no matter what technology we were working in. That’s what originally attracted us to them, and after working with them, we realized partnering with them was a better option than growing an internal team.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent about €50,000 so far (approximately $56,000 USD).

What is the status of this engagement?

We’ve been working together since September 2019.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

In our most recent project with them, they were able to produce an MVP extremely quickly. Our clients were blown away by the speed and the quality. Q agency is very hands-on and able to tackle problems as they come. 

How did Q agency perform from a project management standpoint?

Their project management structure is excellent. The team is always on hand when we need them, and if we ask for something to be done, it will be done. We use Slack, Trello, and other online tools. 

What did you find most impressive about them?

We approach our projects very creatively, and Q agency fits in really well with that aspect. The team is ready to tackle anything. They respond really well to challenges — we throw a lot at them, and they’re always able to move quickly and nimbly.

Are there any areas they could improve?

There’s nothing I can think of at the moment.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

You must go there and visit the team to get to know them on a personal level. Start with a small project so you can get to know their system and how they work. Then you can jump into the big projects.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They’ve met every deadline.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They’re less than a freelance designer, and we’re getting a team.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

WordPress Web Dev for National Media Organization

"Q agency is extremely responsive."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
Aug. 2019 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Q agency built a customized WordPress website for a national media organization. 

The Reviewer
 
1,001-5,000 Employees
 
London, United Kingdom
Product Manager, Media Organization
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The website has launched, seeing a high rate of traffic, but Q agency continues to build new features as part of the client’s ongoing roadmap. The team delivers quality code and stays in constant communication. Their speedy responses make for a smooth collaboration.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m a product manager at a national media organization. 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Q agency?

We needed to build a website.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

The CMS is based on WordPress to make it easy for our editorial team, but Q agency built everything else from scratch. 

What is the team composition?

I reach out to their backend office team for statements of work and invoices, but I talk to developers multiple times a day. There’s a scrum master/delivery lead who runs the team.

How did you come to work with Q agency?

They’d done such a good job building another website for my department that we hired them for this project. I wasn’t on the original project where my company first hired Q agency.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent about £250,000 (approximately $311,000 USD).

What is the status of this engagement?

The project started in August 2019 and is ongoing. The site launched in December as an MVP but we still have a big roadmap of features left to build.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The site has been getting a lot of traffic because of its content. It’s doing quite well. The general desire in our organization is to continue building the site and keep a development team onboard for the next year. However, the site does rely on revenue streams, and many of those are drying up because of COVID-19. As we decide the next fiscal’s year budget, though, we’ll have to wait and see what will happen. 

How did Q agency perform from a project management standpoint?

This is definitely a positive. The delivery person is part-time, so she only works half a week on our project. However, she runs a tight ship and is always available and responsive.

What did you find most impressive about them?

I’ve worked with a lot of developers in the past, both onshore and offshore. Q agency is extremely responsive. I can make a note on a Jira ticket or put something on our Slack channel and get a response very quickly. They’re always happy to jump on a video call to get into detail on something. This is a problem I’ve had in the past with other agencies, and I’ve never had that problem with Q agency.

I can’t comment on the quality of code because I’m not an engineer. But, for what I need, they’re good at providing solutions. Plus, the quality of their work always goes through an approval layer in WordPress. It takes too long, so I assume that means it’s good.

Are there any areas they could improve?

The only thing we could improve on would be the methodology we use. We work in agile, but it’s a little fluid at times. I don’t have a problem with that because it’s easy to get hung up on scrum theory, but we could both be more rigorous in our methodology. I include myself in that criticism as well.

Any advice for potential customers?

Q agency has responded well to my responsiveness and my willingness to incorporate them into our team. They want to be an extension of the client’s team and to collaborate alongside them. That’s how I work, so I think that’s enhanced the relationship

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

Web App Dev for Digital Communications Agency

 "Q Agency is has a team of highly qualified developers with excellent communication skills."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Feb. - Apr. 2020
Project summary: 

Q agency built a progressive web app (PWA) solution for a digital communication agency. They used React and developed from provided technical and visual specifications.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Zurich, Switzerland
Kevin Luginbühl
Managing Partner, Gold Interactive
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Q agency developed the solution on time and within budget and has received positive feedback on their work. Streamlining communication, they had effective project management skills and used communication tools. The team was committed and offered direct access to developers and management.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

We make great digital experiences happen by blending strategic thinking with user experience design and agile software development. Our approach starts with real people's needs and results in measurable business value. Founded in 2008 we are headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland. I am a founding partner and in the lead for digital strategy at Gold.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Q agency?

We needed a reliable partner to be able to quickly dive into the project specifics and take over the reins for the development of the solution.

What were your goals for this project?

The solution needed to be built as a progressive web app (PWA) in react based on our technical and visual specifications and act as foundation for future development.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

A longlasting partnership exists between our companies. Q Agency is has a team of highly qualified developers with excellent communication skills which can address any challenges popping up during a project.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

Q developed the frontend layer of the solution. This included the logic in react, markup and styling of the application. Gold provided the conceptual and visual design, the technical specifications and acted as product owner on behalf of the client. The project began with going through the provided specifications, wireframes and flow diagramms in a discovery workshop, which led to a mutual understanding of the challenges and goals. The actual production began in the form of the Kanban agile methodology. Functional interim results were discussed in bi-weekly sessions. Through a thorough QA phase at the end of the project improvements and overall optimizations were made.

What was the team composition?

The project team consisted of six people, whereof Q provided the frontend development team. Additionally we had a stable project manager who was our direct point of contact and key account manager accompaning the developement.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Our solution was developed on time and in budget and is currently being prepared for deployment. As such there are no metrics yet. The client is very happy with the results and the solution has met his expectations.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

Project management was very effective and communication lean and streamlined. We communicated exclusively with Hangout, Slack, Jira and GitHub.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

We had direct access to both developers and management at any time. The highly skilled developers with great communication skills and exceptional commitment to the project led to a very highly intertwined collaboration between the two companies and a unified team for the project.

Are there any areas for improvement?

There is very little to improve. In future projects we would try to define some more milestones, especially in the early phase of the project to gain experience about project workflows and expectations quickly.

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

iOS App Development For Medical Manufacturer

“Their team asked the right questions to truly understand and clarify our needs.”

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Sep. 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Q agency handled both technical and conceptual work for an app for a compression technology manufacturer. They connected the native iOS app with an e-commerce shop and incorporated 3D measurement capabilities.

The Reviewer
 
51 - 200 Employees
 
Bayreuth, Germany
Elvir Zekic
Manager, Web Projects, medi GmbH & Co. KG
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

So far, the app is well-received by users who praise the platform for its helpful features. Pleased with their user growth, the company commends Q agency for their commitment to project management. Their flexibility throughout the agile development was a hallmark of the partnership.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

We’re a German manufacturer of medical supplies. Our main concentration is medical compression stockings. We have three departments: medical, lifestyle, and fashion. Each part of the company focuses on compression technology. I’m the manager of online products, so I working in our IT department of about 50 people.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Q agency?

We had a new project about 2–3 years ago that required an iOS native app to communicate with an external piece of hardware. In our case, that was the camera of  Apple products. We brought their team on to address this problem.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

In the beginning, their job focused mostly on the technical aspects of app development. Later on, they assisted us with the conceptual parts of the project as well. They’re also concerned with layout and concepts within the app. At this point, the app is only for iOS and isn’t available to the public yet. We have a set of customers testing it for quality as well.

One of the main requirements of the team was the create something that communicates directly with our B2B shop. It’s able to measure 3D objects such as legs to assist us with our production of goods. This aspect of the work was complicated, paired with the communication between a native app and an online B2B shop. 

What is the team composition?

We have a small dedicated team with their company. That includes our project manager, who’s our main point of contact.

How did you come to work with Q agency?

When we read about their team on the web, we had a good feeling about their capabilities. After a successful first contact with a company representative, we decided to replace our prior development partner with them. 

How much have you invested with them?

We have a budget of €150,000 (approximately$164,000 USD).

What is the status of this engagement?

We started together in Septemeber 2018, and our teams are still working together.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We have a provisioning model behind the app that accounts for both the hardware and the software using. Our customer base is growing over time. That’s why we decided to implement additional features to make this solution a standalone product. The app is successful. Our customers want to use it because it’s helpful. We’re still working on an Android version of the platform, so we’ll be able to offer that when our work is finished.  

How did Q agency perform from a project management standpoint?

We started with a small development team but realized that we had to adjust our setup when we started adding more to their plate. Once we decided upon having a dedicated team, they assigned us a project manager and began working in an agile development style. We’re able to be involved in every stage of the project through Jira. Through our communication and in-person visits, we both grew and learned from each other.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They really make an effort to understand our needs, even when they’re difficult to describe on our end. A company that we had worked with in the past was eager to create something. However, they produced a solution that we didn’t need. It didn’t align with our requirements. Their team asked the right questions to truly understand and clarify our needs. That was very helpful.

Are there any areas they could improve?

The main thing that needed to be addressed was our project management structure. They were able to adjust our situation very quickly when we needed it, so I can’t think of any negatives about their team.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

I’d recommend getting a dedicated team on their end. That way, you’ll have a set group of people who understand exactly what you’re trying to achieve. Then, give them the time they need to produce good results.

5.0
Overall Score I’m very happy with them.
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    There’s always something to be improved upon.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

External Web Application for Pharmaceutical Company

They think critically about ideas and provide excellent feedback or suggestions for improvement.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Aug. 2019 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Q agency helped a pharmaceutical company develop a CRM web application that handles invoice and contract processing for Swiss customers. The team wielded a tech stack that included SQL, PHP, Python, and HTML.

The Reviewer
 
10,000+ Employees
 
Baar, Switzerland
Caroline Oehri
Manager Commercial & Strategic Initiatives, Sandoz Pharma.
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The Q Agency team was made up of flexible critical thinkers, making them a pleasure to work with. They strike the delicate balance of fulfilling requirements while making excellent suggestions for process improvements. No matter what the task at hand, the team makes it work and delivers.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the manager for commercial and strategic initiatives at Sandoz Pharmaceuticals. My role focuses on Europe “Cluster One”— a grouping of 11 countries, from Israel to the Baltics.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Q agency?

I was in charge of developing a customer platform for Switzerland. It would be a CRM that would facilitate our interactions with our customers, primarily Swiss healthcare professionals.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Q agency developed a web application that allows for invoice and contract processing. Their tech stack included but wasn’t limited to SQL, PHP, Python, and HTML.

They handled everything from the frontend design work to backend development. With the frontend, they focused on streamlining the UX/UI, and with the backend, they created a small data warehouse that connects to our internal warehouse. There was a huge advantage to working with a company that could handle all fronts of the project.

What is the team composition?

The team consisted of around 4–5 people. There was one frontend designer, and 2­–3 working on the backend. There might’ve been more people working in the background.

How did you come to work with Q agency?

While I have limited information, I do know that they came highly recommended to my boss, the line manager. We sent an RFP to Q agency, and they came back with a great proposal.

How much have you invested with them?

It’s been more than $110,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

The project was kicked off in August 2019, and the project is ongoing. We had an MVP ready in December, meaning they managed to hit a very tight deadline. We’re still trying to improve it, though.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We’ve been very pleased with their work, and our experience with Q agency has been amazing. The partnership has been very collaborative; while they always take our requirements, we can also feel them thinking with us through the CX side of things. Q agency continuously helps us improve on our processes and understand what that means from a technical perspective.

How did Q agency perform from a project management standpoint?

We meet in workshops and hold several web-calls. We communicate through email or chat. The informality of communication makes things very uncomplicated. We appreciate that they maintain very active communication.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their flexibility is remarkable. They manage to make it work with any requirement or solution. They think critically about ideas and provide excellent feedback or suggestions for improvement. They’ve been very comfortable with adapting to changes in scope and requirements as well.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, I can’t think of anything. It’s been great.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Be agile and flexible. I believe our teams had chemistry because we’re all young, adaptive, and open-minded about our ways. If you’re a conservative company with many hierarchical constraints, their working style might not be for you.

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

Customer Platform Dev for Pharmaceutical Co

“If something crucial comes up, we’re always able to text them.”

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Sep. 2019 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Q agency digitized a pharmaceutical’s customer processes by developing an online web tool. Similar to e-banking tools, the platform includes digital contracts, helps manage invoices, and updates orders.

The Reviewer
 
10000+ Employees
 
Zürich, Switzerland
Independent Senior Consultant, Pharmaceutical Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The MVP has received significant positive feedback from customers. It is simple and easy to use. Q agency in innovative and forward-thinking. They understood the project and were able to deliver exactly what was needed. They communicate effectively and are always reachable by Slack.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m an independent senior consultant of commercial excellence for a pharmaceutical company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Q agency?

Our customer processes are very paper-based. The pharmaceutical company in general lags behind other industries when it comes to digitization. We wanted to find another agency with success in other industries to help us get up to speed and digitize our processes.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They created an online web tool that can be accessed as long as a user has internet and a browser. We wanted all of our processes to be online. This includes contracts, and users can check for how many products they’re ordering.

We wanted the system to be similar to e-banking. Nowadays, users are always aware of their current bank status. We want to introduce that to all pharmaceutical customers as well.

What is the team composition?

There’s just the four of us, but we’ve brought in subject matter experts for data and marketing.

How did you come to work with Q agency?

The commercial excellence manager’s wife worked with Q agency before. So we brought in three agencies to pitch the project, and we selected Q agency.

How much have you invested with them?

It was over €100,000 (approximately $110,000 USD).

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in September 2019 and the project is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We’ve had really good customer feedback. We just implemented the MVP among nine testing customers. The platform is extraordinarily easy to use and simple. Our users often struggle with invoicing—it’s a total nightmare—but this platform makes it much easier.

Q agency understood exactly what we wanted to accomplish. They’re forward-thinking and always know what’s best, which is really cool. Even when our internal team can’t decide on specific, they’re able to just go on and build what they think is best. Nine out of ten agencies can’t do that. We haven’t worked with a vendor this good in years.

How did Q agency perform from a project management standpoint?

It’s funny you ask that because they just Slacked me! They communicate very well. It’s really cool because they don’t stick to standard business hours. If something crucial comes up, we’re always able to text them.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They really understand what we want, and the team hasn’t changed since we started working together. As a result, we haven’t needed to take the time to get people up to speed.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Not really. They did a great job.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Let them do their job. Once you explain the project and they get it, let them take control. They’re experienced and innovative.

4.5
Overall Score
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    There's always room for improvement.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Custom Platform Dev for Assessment Co

"Q agency provides good developers who don’t cut corners."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

From the ground up, Q agency managed full-stack development of a platform for an assessment company. Using PHP and Angular, the team integrated abilities including account management and design customization.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Brooklyn, New York
CEO, Consulting Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

After building a satisfying MVP, Q agency has continued to create impressive deliverables to build a platform compliant with security standards. Communicating clearly, the team has provided accurate project outlines. They have dedicated the resources necessary to foster a successful engagement.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the CEO and co-founder of an assessment company. We provide different evaluations to medium to large-sized corporations for employee development, team building, and selection.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Q agency?

We needed a partner to develop our entire platform.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Q agency developed our assessment platform from scratch. Originally, they created our MVP. Then, their team built the product up from a simple platform that enables clients to take an assessment and score a result to an enterprise-level product. Primarily, they developed the platform using PHP. They created an Angular frontend too. Their team built a robust product with which we can accomplish several tasks including managing and billing our clients as well as customizing designs.

What is the team composition?

I had a dedicated team of four. Overall—including the different managers who oversee development—I’ve worked with probably 8–10 people.

How did you come to work with Q agency?

A colleague recommended Q agency. I was impressed with their pitch, so we created our MVP together. I was impressed with the results and continued working with them.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent around $250,000 on their services.

What is the status of this engagement?

We began working together at the beginning of 2018 and Q agency provides ongoing work.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Q agency did spectacular development work. Their team has powered my business. We’re doing well largely because our technology is solid.

I’m impressed with the work they've done. Their team has paid attention to security. Their ecosystem of technology and infrastructure complies with privacy and enterprise-level security standards. When going through vendor analysis as a client, Q agency has the standards to get through that process in one piece.

How did Q agency perform from a project management standpoint?

Their communication has been spot-on. Q agency has used Slack to remain in touch. I’ve worked with a dedicated team and have done my own project management. For the period of time that they did project management, their team did well. They have provided an experienced product manager who ran a tight ship. Their team includes more senior developers who have overseen and ensured that more junior developers are doing good, secure work.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Q agency has provided good developers who don’t cut corners. They have accomplished work the right way. Unlike a lot of vendors out there, Q agency has been transparent and honest up front with the amount of work a project will take. Their work has been super high-quality. Working with them has been like having an in-house team.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, nothing comes to mind.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

This goes for anyone considering outsourcing development: Be really clear about what you want to build and communicate that as best as possible to the vendor.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They are not the cheapest outsourcing company but unlike cheaper options, they don’t cut corners.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
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