Whatever the Q, We got the A.

We are Q — #1 fastest growing development & design agency in Europe. With +150 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.

 
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Zagreb, Croatia
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Portfolio

Key clients: 
The Times, Artisa, Ginetta, CocaCola, Lufthansa, IBM, VISA, Audi, Comparis, VolksWagen, Julius Meinl, Takeda, Miele, Walmart, Hilti, Gorenje, USPS, Vaillant, KJUS, Pfizer, Facebook, Swiss Post, BBC, Twint, University of St.Gallen
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C-Banks

Centerteam is serving 80+ shopping centers throughout Scandinavia and Baltics with advertising and marketing services.

Partnership with Q started when Centerteam was looking for the way to centralize the campaign management for all serving shopping centers.

Q is supporting C-Banks and Centerteam on their fast-growing platform for over a year now. The same core team which developed the MVP became a dedicated

team which is now continuously working on the improvements and new features of the platform. Q identified the best tech-stack for C-Banks platform and the whole technical know-how is in Q. We organize regular workshops with Centerteam in Oslo and Zagreb so both Norwegian and Croatian team are in sync around business and development goals of the platform.
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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 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.

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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’.
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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.

Q has established a frontend dedicated team which collaborated with the rest of the team in Germany and Liechtenstein on development of

Hilti’s website, webshop and web apps. Through our development and quality assurance we are continually developing Hilti.com and helping Hilti to remain one step in front of the competition.
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Artisa

Artisa Group is a real-estate and construction company from Switzerland. Artisa is involved in all stages of property development, from planning and designing to the development, renting and selling real-estate.

Q is supporting Artisa Group on their fast-growing platform for over a year now. The same core team which developed the MVP became a dedicated team which is now continuously working on the improvements and new

features of the platform. Q identified the best tech-stack for Artisa’s platform and apps called CityHop and the whole technical know-how is in Q. We organize regular workshops with Artisa in Lucerne, Zug and Zagreb so both Swiss and Croatian team are in sync around business and development goals of the platform.
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Ginetta

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

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 Q development team has great synergy with the design companies and has

contributed to Ginetta brand recognition with their existing and future customers.

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Web Development and Branding for a Manufacturing Company

"Their team was really great and we’re happy with the brand’s outcome."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Jan. 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Q Software provided two separate teams to handle web development and a complete rebrand at the same time. They’re now an ongoing partner for marketing initiatives.

The Reviewer
 
Sins, Switzerland
Yolanda Ramiro
Marketing Manager, 3A Composites
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The delivered website and brand was a hit among stakeholders, clients, and internal staff. Q Software’s responsiveness and willingness to take on sudden change requests were outstanding. What’s also remarkable is how the two teams seamlessly communicated with each other, producing high-quality work.

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 marketing manager for an industrial group in the Swiss stock exchange.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Q Software?

We needed a one-stop-shop agency that could support us on a new website project for our division. We wanted them to create our corporate website and handle a rebranding project at the same time.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We requested a top-notch website with a flexible architecture. They had two teams involved, one for the branding work and one developing the website, which communicated with each other. The website runs on a new CMS, similar to WordPress and Drupal, but more advanced.

What is the team composition?

The project manager assigned to us was the one who dealt with all inquiries and requirements. There was another project manager in charge of the rebranding project. The communication between the two was easy and fluent.

How did you come to work with Q Software?

Since we’re in the industrial sector, it was essential for me to pick a company that had experience with industrial websites. Q Software had experience with a tools manufacturer, which was a good reference for me.

How much have you invested with them?

We have invested between $100,000–$250,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with Q Software in January 2018 and decided to retain them as our primary supplier for the marketing department.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We’ve had positive reviews and responses from our stakeholders. The rebranding project was welcomed externally by the market as well as partners. We’ve also had a positive response among employees.

How did Q Software perform from a project management standpoint?

We had a face-to-face kickoff meeting and brainstorming session. After that, we’ve had regular communication through conference calls, email, workshops, and so on. We came up with new requirements as the project developed, so the initial budget was nowhere near what we ended up with.

What did you find most impressive about them?

The process was structured with phases and milestones, and their responsiveness was very good. We’d often come up with last-minute requests for the rebranding, and they were quick to address them. Their team was really great and we’re happy with the brand's outcome.

Are there any areas they could improve?

We initially started with one project manager for the website project, who went into maternity leave and had to hand over the work to someone else. The transition could have been smoother in terms of tasks and follow-ups, but we know it takes a while for a new member to catch up. The outcome, in the end, was brilliant.

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

Web Development for an Advertising Agency

“They’ve made it easy for us to scale everything.”

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Aug. 2016 - Aug. 2017
Project summary: 

Q Software provided development, first for a WordPress site, and then for a SaaS digital platform and image library. They used PHP, beginning with the infrastructure, the prototype, and then the product.

The Reviewer
 
Trondheim, Norway
COO/Head of Agency
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The team completed all the deliverables to an extremely high standard, producing platforms that are scalable and that allowed to company to secure key client agreements. They are proactive and take a holistic approach to development, working hard to fully understand the problem and solution.

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 COO and head of agency at Centerteam, an advertising agency specializing in shopping centers.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Q Software?

We needed help with the development of our website. After that, we wanted to develop a SaaS digital asset management platform.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They started out with the website build, which was done in WordPress. After we saw their frontend capabilities during that project, we started discussing the idea of them being our software partners for longer-term projects.

We want to develop a SaaS digital asset management platform, as well as a tailored parked image library. Everything is written in PHP. We started with the core infrastructure for all our different software suites and then built everything from the prototype, through to the final launch.

Two out of our three software suites are up and running, with clients and paying customers. The first sprint for the digital asset management software lasted three months. We then progressed with the image library and spent roughly nine months on it before delivering the first fully functional version.

What is the team composition?

The first core team was three to four developers and two project leads. My main lead has been Vedran (COO, Q Software). We’ve had a couple of their lead developers working with us, Ivan (Senior Developer, Q Software) and Harry (Head of Engineering, Q Software).

How did you come to work with Q Software?

They reached out to our CEO looking for Norwegian clients due to their past successes with them. We had a different software developer in Poland that we had worked with, but we weren’t that happy. We did a small project with Q that worked well, so moved onto the larger one.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent 100,000 euros (approximately $115,000 USD).

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked together from August 2016–August 2017. They still help with support.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Overall, the quality of the work has been great. They’ve made it easy for us to scale everything as now we have a proper software platform. It’s been an important touch point with new clients—we’ve just signed a new agreement with shopping centers, and the digital asset management software was one of the key deliverables.

How did Q Software perform from a project management standpoint?

It’s been a solid cultural fit. The communication is good and they’re responsive. We began with Trello and now we use Teamwork, as well as Google Hangouts.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They’re proactive and test the business problem, rather than focusing solely on the software deliverable. They were actively involved in trying to understand our business, which was a big value-add.

Are there any areas they could improve?

We had a slightly higher turnover on the people working on the project than we hoped. That’s been true on our end as well—it’s the reality of growing as a company. When we started with them, there were 50 developers and now they have more than 100.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Don’t treat them as an outsourcing partner; align them to be your IT division.

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

Development for an Apartment Renting Company

"They have an amazing number of people with outstanding knowledge of digital trends."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
4.5
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
May 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Q Software is building a web platform with a Symfony backend and Angular frontend. They augmented the system—which is about to begin beta testing—with native iOS and Android apps.

The Reviewer
 
Manno, Switzerland
Lorenzo Cimasoni
IT Product Manager, Artisa Group
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Constant communication and stand-out knowledge of industry practices have enabled Q Software to produce excellent results up to this point. Their regular progress reports have fostered an atmosphere of transparency, and their sizable team qualifies them to handle upcoming phases.

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 IT product manager for Artisa Group, a real estate building company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Q Software?

We needed to outsource the development of our new apartments rental platform (web and mobile apps) in order to have a stable and usable product with as much flexibility as possible.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They developed our web platform from scratch using Symfony for the backend and Angular for the frontend. This first phase also involved building native iOS and Android apps. We’ve since moved to the second stage.

What is the team composition?

Overall, we’ve worked with around 20 people, but no more than 6–7 at a time. Q Software has provided a UX designer, a mobile team, and two front- and backend web developers. Our main point of contact is the assigned project manager, of which we’ve had two.

How did you come to work with Q Software?

After a few months of searching, I'd received eight proposals to choose from. We liked how Q Software was going to run the project in short, intensive sprints because it would give us alpha content to test at an early stage. They were proactive in taking care of our needs from the beginning.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent between $50,000–$199,999 so far.

What is the status of this engagement?

We’ve been working together since May 2017.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We're quite happy with the results they’ve given us.

How did Q Software perform from a project management standpoint?

We’ve established good communication, speaking with each other daily and talking on the phone once a week. They provide reports and deliveries every two or three weeks and correct problems as soon as they’re made aware. I especially liked the three-day workshop they put on at their office so we could explain our needs face-to-face.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They have an amazing number of people with outstanding knowledge of digital trends.

Are there any areas they could improve?

We had some initial problems with communication, but we solved the problem.  Other than that, we’re happy with their work.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Have clear ideas about where you want to go and what you want to develop from the beginning. If this isn't feasible, involve Q Software as much as possible to reach these conclusions.

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

Development for a Boating Booking Company

"They are prompt and professional with every task, and they are accommodating to our needs."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Q Software provided development assistance for multiple projects. They revamped an inflexible CMS and created an updated account management system from scratch, and are currently adding features to it.

The Reviewer
 
Berlin, Germany
Ivan Miletic
CTO & Co-Founder, Zizoo
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The first project was successfully completed, allowing for it to be integrated for immediate use and experience an increase in conversions. The updated dashboard has contributed to higher user engagement thus far. The Q Software team have built a stable relationship and are flexible and responsive.

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 CTO and co-founder of Zizoo. We’re an online boat rental platform.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Q Software?

We’ve worked on multiple projects with Q Software. Our first engagement focused on revamping our CMS that wasn’t flexible enough to meet our scalability needs. Additionally, our user dashboard was outdated and needed to allow users to manage their accounts and booking more effectively. We didn’t have the in-house budget or time to fix the tool on our own.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

For our first project, they assessed our issues and customized our system’s landing pages to make it more easily modifiable for users.

The second project is more significant, as we needed an updated user dashboard. They developed the platform with Symfony, PHP, and React.js. Their team was integrated some of our existing APIs, but the system was entirely standalone from our current platform. They delivered an entirely new system that we incorporated into our other products.

What is the team composition?

They assigned us a dedicated project manager who I work with directly.

How did you come to work with Q Software?

I had known Q Software for 4–5 years and had good experiences with them. Whenever we need something, we refer back to them.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent between €40,000-€50,000 (approximately $46,000–$57,000).

What is the status of this engagement?

We began working together in 2017, and our current project is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

After the landing pages were updated, we saw a significant drive in conversions on our side. We’ve also seen high engagement after Q Software implemented the new elements to our dashboard. Every feature fulfills its purpose and meets our expectations.

How did Q Software perform from a project management standpoint?

They handle the project with a scrum process. Q Software arranges the work so I am only lightly involved, which has made it one of the better experiences I’ve had. I meet with my project manager to discuss expectations, issues and explain our technologies to their team.

What did you find most impressive about them?

From our first interaction, Q Software was quick to build a good relationship with us through their fast communication. Their team follows up on every email. They are prompt and professional with every task, and they are accommodating to our needs.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Staying engaged with them throughout the process helps keep your project prioritized. To get the best results, approach them with the same professionalism and openness that they give to you.

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

Full Stack Development for Chatbot Control Panel

"Q's strength is their ability to follow up on questions from their clients at short notice. Nothing seems impossible."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Oct. 2019 - Apr. 2020
Project summary: 

Working closely with the internal team, Q agency developed a client-facing control pannel for a chatbot. They provided back- and frontend resources to structure the solution.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Oslo, Norway
Anders Mærøe
Project Leader, Sem & Stenersen Prokom
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Q agency was instrumental in creating a control panel that could work in 85 Norwegian municipalities as well as all Nordic partner countries. Though they were remote, the team found effective ways to collaborate with the in-house group.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

Sem & Stenersen Prokom is a Norwegian company providing IT services to municipalities and other government organizations.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

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

We provide a chatbot for the Norwegian municipalities and Q has helped us to create a control panel for that chatbot. Our clients can, through the control panel, easily organize the content of the chatbot.

What were your goals for this project?

To build a control panel that is easy to understand and capable to administrate a lot of information.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

Based on their former projects and initial meetings.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

Q has provided us with back- and front-end resources to build and structure the control panel.

What was the team composition?

There were one front-end and two back-end developers in the project.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

With the assistance of the Q developers, we have been able to build a control panel that will work for 85 Norwegian municipalities, plus all Nordic partner countries.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

The project was managed from Norway, with the Q developers located in Croatia. When the project started for real, this has been an effective way of working together.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Q's strength is their ability to follow up on questions from their clients at short notice. Nothing seems impossible.

Are there any areas for improvement?

Nothing that is specific for this project.

4.5
Overall Score The end product was good.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Q has met all deadlines
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    The cost was higher than initially though, but that was mainly because of planning from our side.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    All systems works really good
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    They are highly skilled.