Ralabs - Your trusted IT partner

The main goal of Ralabs is to transform your businesses digitally. By providing expert software engineering and consultancy services, we make our clients succeed, increase market share, reduce costs, increase revenues.

For the last 5 years, we have been providing our clients with a full range of software services. These include dedicated teams, product design and development, R&D & technology consulting!

 

Ralabs expertise

React/Redux, React Native, Next.js.

Angularjs, Angular, RxJS, Ionic.

Nodejs, Express, Koa, LoopBack.

Ruby, Ruby on Rails, Sinatra.

Python, Django, Flask, Tornado.

PostgreSQL, MySQL, MongoDB, Cassandra, Influx.

TensorFlow, NumPy, Pandas, Hadoop, Snowflake, Airflow, Kafka.

AWS, Microsoft Azure, Docker, Kubernetes.

Product Design, Graphic Design, UX/UI Design, Architectural Design.

 

Contact us here - (https://ralabs.org/contact-us/)!

 

Our community

Medium - https://medium.com/@Ralabs

Linkedin - https://linkedin.com/company/ralabs/

Facebook - https://facebook.com/ralabs.team/

 
$10,000+
 
$25 - $49 / hr
 
50 - 249
 Founded
2014
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Lviv, Ukraine
headquarters
other locations
  • 16192 Coastal Highway
    Lewes, DE 19958
    United States
  • B. Khmelnitskogo St., 17/52
    Kyiv 01030
    Ukraine
  • CLUSTER COWORK Grodzka, Grodzka 42/1, 31-044 Kraków, Poland
    Krakow 31004
    Poland

Portfolio

Key clients: 

CR2, Forbes Cryptomarkets, MIT Labs, conDati Inc, Capitalise

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conDati Marketing Analytics

Useful links:

https://www.condati.com/ https://venturebeat.com/2018/05/31/condati-raises-4-75-million-for-digit...


Value delivered:

●    Correcting the analytical platform with new solutions to improve

customer experience.

●    Deploying of necessary changes in a short term for a reasonable price.

●    Explore the project team with experienced developers.


Read the full case study here: https://ralabs.org/cases/marketing-analytics-tool/

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CR2 Channel Banking Software

http://www.cr2.com/


Value delivered:

●   Accelerated digital banking journey with a simple and instant mobile platform.

●   Increased profitability with an attractive Zero-Capex commercial model.

●   Customizable interface, which can be modified to the needs of each individual client.


Read the full

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OneButton

http://onebuttonlife.com/


Value delivered:

●   Expanded technological capabilities of Smart Home to simplify managing home devices and keep up to date with the newest technology solutions.

●   Improved customer experience with a clear and easy interface.

●   Combined in one application comfort, strong validation system

and reduce operational expenses.


Read the full case study here: https://ralabs.org/cases/onebutton/

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Loan application system

https://www.loansbyworld.com/


Value delivered:

●   A trustful technology for online loan operations with the real-time data update.

●   Improved customer experience with a clear and easy application that helps to get a loan quickly.

●   Automated credit history validation and pre-decision service that helps to save

the company’s time.

●   Reduced operational expenses.


Read the full case study here: https://ralabs.org/cases/loan-application-system/  

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Kazen online

https://www.kazen.tv/


Value delivered:

●   Platform for sharing video, audio, text, and image materials with the ability to earn money on a qualitative content.

●   Ability to create an easy-to-manage online community even without a background in technology or any start-up costs.

●   A clear application that can provide only

reliable and trustful content without advertising and spam
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Skytango

https://skytango.com/


Value delivered:

●   Tool for managing drone operations. Easy and flexible app to minimize risks and make the process of creating aerial video more comfortable.

●   Real-time updating checklists for pilots with current information about location, necessary documentation for flying in that place, and weather

forecasts.

●   Searching for drone pilots and checking their equipment, permissions, track compliance in one place.


Read the full case study here: https://ralabs.org/cases/skytango/

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Hromadske.ua

https://hromadske.ua/


Value delivered:

●    Accelerated the website's speed and performance

●    Boosted user retention rates

●    Cut server costs and streamlining the staff workflow

●    AutoScaling and DevOps Automation

●    Automatic translation of the texts

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Mobile Cryptocurrencies Wallet

Value delivered:

●   Created a new interactive mobile application, which satisfies the most experienced users as well as first-time investors.

●   A combination of financial operations, current market statistic, and virtual wallet in one application. All functions are available for users all over the world.

●   Built a clear and convenient platform, which helps to save users’ time and make

sure they didn’t miss important information.


Read the full case study here: https://ralabs.org/cases/mobile-cryptocurrencies-wallet/

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PredictiveMed

Value delivered:

●    Reliable platform for hospitals that helps to use medical data properly and provide the best healthcare services to the patients.

●    Created accurate predictive models by mapping relationships between complex data sets.

●    The tool that helps to reduce mistakes in medication administration and unnecessary performance of diagnostic tests.


Read the full case study here: https://ralabs.org/cases/predictive-med/

Reviews

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Worker Identification & Payment System for IT Solutions Firm

"Ralabs can be trusted with writing good, maintainable code that follows best practices."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
June - Aug. 2019
Project summary: 

Through the construction of a front- and backend, Ralabs built a system allowing users to upload identification documents and pay workers using Paypal, Tranferwise, and other platforms.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Boston, United States
Severin Ibarluzea
CTO, WorkAround Online
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The final product has eliminated the need for manual payments and saved the client several months of internal development work. Through effective project management, there were very few miscommunications, even when dealing with third-party vendors.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

CTO and WorkAround Online, a company that organizes a workforce to work on massive micro task projects with web software

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Ralabs?

Ralabs built us a system to enable workers to upload documents for identification and administrators to pay workers through a variety of payment systems, e.g. Paypal, Transferwise etc.

What were your goals for this project?

Entire web frontend and backend with multiple third-party integrations.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

I met Ralabs at a conference and liked their approach to building projects, which is built on the best modern standards and efficient minimal project management strategies. I compared them with 3-5 other vendors.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

Built an entire web frontend for workers to:

  • upload documents
  • view payment history
  • request payment and approval from a variety of payment sources

They also constructed an administrator panel with controls for approving payments and identification from workers. They then built a backend with an API including a Postgres Database schema. The backend had many complex state machines which were cleanly defined and implemented. They integrated with our deployment scheme and built into our Auth0 authentication system. There were many difficult state machines

What was the team composition?

One project manager and one senior full-stack developer.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The system has saved us several months of internal development and eliminated the need for hundreds of manual payments via Paypal, Transferwise and Bill.com monthly. This is projected to save us 40 man-hours internally every month.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

The project management was extremely effective- we knew what was going on every day of the project and there were very few minor miscommunications which were mostly due to third-party vendors.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

We've already performed maintenance on the codebase we were provided and were impressed at how easy it was to modify, work with or extend. Ralabs can be trusted with writing good, maintainable code that follows best practices. I was pretty worried about this going in so we're very happy at the outcome. They made MANY last minute changes as we were preparing to deploy without any schedule change which was very appreciated.

Are there any areas for improvement?

N/A

5.0
Overall Score Quality code, performed quickly, effective communication, product works well.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Simple
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Extremely effective relative to Boston firms.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Excellent code, easy to maintain.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    Very likely for friends who have well-specified projects.

Full-Stack Development for Media Nonprofit

"The team was extremely smart, intelligent, dedicated, and professional."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Oct. 2017 - July 2019
Project summary: 

Using Node.js and React, Ralabs developed a website, management system, and UI/UX. They also handled the discovery, design, and migration phases. 

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Ukraine, Kiev
Artem Arutyunyan
Head of Digital, NGO Public TV (hromadske.ua)
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

By dramatically improving the website's speed and performance, Ralabs boosted user retention rates while cutting server costs and streamlining the staff workflow. The team was always prompt, knowledgeable, and helpful. They worked long hours to deliver exceptional work in a timely manner. 

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I'm the head of digital at Hromadske.ua, the largest and most popular social network and nonprofit online media platform in Ukraine. We create independent television and radio broadcasts and have two million monthly active users. In 2014, we started broadcasting internationally to highlight news about Ukraine for an English-speaking audience.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Ralabs?

Since the website is the entry point to our business, it's crucial for it to be scalable and have a high-quality UI/UX. We needed an experienced, energetic, proactive team for full-stack software development, technical support, and maintenance. 

What were your goals for this project?

Our goals were to improve our metrics, particularly user retention, and reduce infrastructure support costs. We had a limited AWS budget, so we asked them to build and optimize the infrastructure based on the high-end costs. Like other media, our user traffic is irregular. Everything needed to work smoothly, regardless of whether we have 100 or one million unique users.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We found them through an open tender. During the final round, we chose Relabs from several award-winning agencies. We decided to work with them because we were on the same page and got along well. After a few meetings, we trusted their expertise in digital innovation.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

Ralabs completely rebuilt our infrastructure, website, management panel, cloud WYSIWYG editor, and UX. We used Next.js, React, Node.js, AWS, and Kubernetes to develop all the features.

During a UX discovery phase, they built personas, prepared analytics, and created an AWS infrastructure that could handle our irregular load. We used an agile approach to release features iteratively. Eventually, they stored images and migrated content from AWS S3.

What was the team composition?

Initially, the CTO and CEO gathered requirements and prepared our feature backlog. We started with two software engineers. When we reached the development stage, we added seven engineers, one project manager, and a few QA engineers to produce a high-tech outcome. The team also included part-time DevOps engineers for deployments, configurations, and other elements of the release process.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

This project boosted the speed and performance of our website significantly. We improved user retention, decreased our bounce rate, and increased the time visitors spend on the site. We also reduced the cost of our AWS infrastructure and the time that our journalists spend managing the site.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

We communicated through Slack and Jira and followed the Scrum methodology, focusing on the product backlog. We hosted the first few meetings in our office, after which I visited their headquarters several times. 

What did you find most impressive about this company?

The team was extremely smart, intelligent, dedicated, and professional. On the release date, they worked crazy overtime, delivering everything on time and fully functional.

Are there any areas for improvement?

We had some issues planning the processes and dividing tasks, but Ralabs solved them effectively. We successfully built and released an MVP to verify their technical approach, but it would have saved time to test everything before starting development.

5.0
Overall Score Frankly speaking, we can verify that Ralabs is great.
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They have superior architecture and coding practices.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I have already recommended them.

Multiple Dev Projects for Cloud-Based Platform

"They get the work done efficiently and professionally."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Feb.–Dec. 2018
Project summary: 

Ralabs was hired to finish developing a backend database and resolve existing issues. Their service extended into building a mobile app and an AI system.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Dublin, Ireland
Steven Flynn
CEO & Co-Founder, Skytango
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

All problems from a previous developer were solved by Ralabs, resulting in a stable system that has improved the overall platform. Ralabs made the collaboration an effortless process for a competitive price.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m the CEO of Skytango, a cloud-based operations platform. We provide compliance services for pilots, their customers, and the cities and landowners the drones fly over.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Ralabs?

We needed a team to take over the development of our backend database. A previous team left us with an unstable product that needed improvement. We also wanted them to build an AI process for litter detection, and a mobile app.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted to streamline our current development and have a mobile app that enabled pilots to connect their workflows to relevant data. We also wanted to deploy a complete AI system to identify litter in the air.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

Ralabs was recommended to us by our investors.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

They designed a path to cover the issues our previous developers left us with. They began by stabilizing our platform and fixed problems with our critical systems. They implemented UX/UI features and performed backend development across our Google accounts, AWS, and other platforms.

What was the team composition?

Ralabs provided four teammates for the project, each with a different area of expertise.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The work Ralabs provided had a positive impact on our platform and overall business process. They found the right places to rebuild from our previous developers and the final product is stable.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

The Ralabs team was easy to work with and managed our expectations well. They met every deadline for each sprint and managed the project fantastically. 

What did you find most impressive about this company?

They get the work done efficiently and professionally. Additionally, the value they offer is impressive.

5.0
Overall Score Working with Ralabs changed my view of coding—I love their approach.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Software Dev for Children Development Screening Platform

"I wouldn’t have been using Ralabs for two years if they weren’t phenomenal."

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

During an extensive engagement, Ralabs has provided outsourced development assistance of a healthcare platform using the MERN stack (MongoDB, Express.js, React, and Node.js), along with other native dev tasks.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
San Francisco, California
VP Engineering, Children Development Screening Platform
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Ralabs has proven to be a reliable and talented partner. Their insight into the full development process pairs well with their production of quality code and knowledge of relevant technologies. The team’s transparent and communicative nature has fostered a successful remote 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 am the VP of engineering at a company in the healthcare space that provides a screening platform for pediatricians.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Ralabs?

Ralabs provides a talented and vetted engineering team to assist with the development of our platform.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Ralabs has primarily worked with the MERN stack, which includes MongoDB, Express.js, React, and Node.js. Additionally, we’ve had some native development using Meteor and Koa. Working with Ralabs has been convenient for when we have one-off DevOps or design tasks, and they’re able to provide the appropriate resources for a week or two. That saves us from having full-time DevOps or design personnel.

What is the team composition?

Ralabs has provided as many as four or five developers at one time. Andrew (CEO, Ralabs) is usually involved as well because he’s well-versed in the technical components.

How did you come to work with Ralabs?

Although I don’t remember how we initially found each other, the reason we’ve stuck with them is that their communication style suits us well. Ralabs navigates the time difference between California and Ukraine with ease. They try to overlap their days with ours as much as they can.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent between $60,000–$65,000 for their services.

What is the status of this engagement?

We’ve worked on an ongoing basis since 2016.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

I’ve worked with a lot of development shops in the past, and I even used to have my own. I’ve rarely seen a development shop that produces the type of quality that Ralabs is capable of. They’ve been a thoroughly reliable and transparent partner.

How did Ralabs perform from a project management standpoint?

We have both been guilty of the occasional missed deadline, but Ralabs always takes the appropriate steps to correct course regardless of where a mistake came from. I’ve been very happy with their approach to solving all of our problems. They are also experienced with agile methodologies, which fits well with our workflow, and they have been flexible in communicating through Slack, WhatsApp, or Skype.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They execute the work well, but some steps come before the execution as far as the planning and the design where Ralabs provides useful insight as well. It’s been valuable to work with their CEO, who is familiar with the product development process and has a sound technological background. Overall, the team produces high-quality code with these newer stacks. I’ve recommended them to multiple friends already, and it sounds like they’re working well for them also.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No. In my experience of working with and vetting so many different development shops, I’ve come to learn fairly quickly if they’re a good fit. I wouldn’t have been using Ralabs for two years if they weren’t phenomenal.

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've recommended them several times already.

Web Development for Social Food Platform

“We appreciated their drive to complete tasks with the utmost efficiency.”

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
May 2018 - Aug. 2018
Project summary: 

Ralabs provided development services to stabilize a food-focused social platform. The team implemented several bug fixes, performance improvements, and UX changes, while providing consistent project updates.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Benjamin Karskens
Co-Founder, Foodies.com
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Ralabs’ development efforts increased the platform’s speed and reliability, which improved user attraction and engagement rates. The team’s strong communication skills, a determined work ethic, and a thorough understanding of the project helped them deliver profitable results.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am a co-founder of Foodies.com. Our platform is a social food community that helps users discover restaurants and recipes through connections.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Ralabs?

We needed to update the platform with bug fixes and performance improvements.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted a stable platform to support our users.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We had been looking for a reliable and affordable development partner for a while. Another company recommended we contact Ralabs. After speaking with their team, we ultimately chose to work with them based on their experience, communication skills, and enthusiasm for our project.

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

Our primary focus was to improve the platform’s performance. Ralabs performed several bug fixes and implemented a few minor changes to the site’s UX.

What was the team composition?

We worked with a team of three developers and the CTO.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Our website’s speed significantly increased. Additionally, our platform is stable enough to support new users.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

Ralabs’ communication was excellent. We scheduled a Skype call every morning to discuss progress from the previous day and set a plan for the rest of that day. If we needed a quick response, we reached out via Slack and we tracked the project through Trello. The development team submitted their problem reports (PRs) using GitHub.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Having worked with a lot of offshore developers, I know that communication is key to a successful partnership. Only through good communication a mutual understanding of the requirements can the goal be achieved. The Ralabs team knew this and approached the project with ambition. We appreciated their drive to complete tasks with the utmost efficiency.

5.0
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
    We have already referred them to another company.

Dashboard Development for B2B Marketing Company

“Their collaboration skills helped create a great piece of software.”

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Nov. 2017 - May 2018
Project summary: 

Ralabs helped create a standalone cache, that combined a newsletter provider and online dashboard into a single data processing unit, to improve the data processing efforts of a B2B marketing and sales company.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Hamburg, Germany
Arved Kayser
Marketing Manager, CAPinside
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Ralabs’ cache helped increase the speed and efficiency at which data is processed. The team paid close attention to outlined requirements and specific needs when developing the product. They were extremely collaborative throughout the engagement.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am the marketing manager at CAPinside. We specialize in the marketing and sales of capital investments in the B2B industry.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Ralabs?

We needed a standalone cache to combine our MailChimp account and Klipfolio platform into a real-time business dashboard.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted a functioning, clean, and fast cache to increase the speed and stability of our data processing in Klipfolio.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

After screening a few outsourced software developers, we found Ralabs to be the best fit for our project.

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

First, the Ralabs team listened to our needs and requirements, then they did extensive research to determine proof of concept. The team developed a high-performing and neat cache to support our MailChimp activity and data processing elements in Klipfolio.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Ralabs’ cache is faster and more accessible than our previous iteration. We are now more confident and efficient in handling our data. They prioritized our unique needs order to produce optimum results.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

The team was very attentive to detail in both the planning and development processes.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Their collaboration skills helped create a great piece of software.

5.0
Overall Score After screening a couple of different outsourced software developers we were pleased to get in touch with Ralabs. Their management took care to listen.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Marketplace Development for Internet Services Company

"Their team worked closely with us and communicated frequently during the whole project."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Oct. 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Ralabs developed a scalable networking platform, designed UX/UI, and provided technical expertise. 

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Dexter Smith
Founder, Qwobble
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

With their commitment to communication and levity, Ralabs created a relaxing but genuine partnership. The developed beta platform has accelerated the advancement of business objectives. 

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am the founder of Qwobble, a platform where professionals can find other professionals and receive feedback. 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Ralabs?

We needed help in custom software development and needed technical advice for the platform.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted to a create a platform on which users can find each other and a beta product we could expand later. 

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

I met Ralabs at a conference. I chose them because of their good technical knowledge and professional appearance/workflow. 

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

They started with a discovery period and gathered our user stories and technical requirements. They then created a stable and scalable networking platform and fine-tuned the UX.

What was the team composition?

We worked with their developers and CEO.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Our platform has gone live and is in its beta stages. We are now set to start further testing and growing our product. 

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

We used Trello as a Kanban board to track work and deadlines. They had weekly and daily reviews with our CTO. Their team worked closely with us and communicated frequently during the whole project. 

​​​​​​What did you find most impressive about this company?

They listen to your feedback and work along with you. They have fun doing their work. 

Are there any areas where they can improve?

I can't think of anything to improve at the moment. 

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

Developent for a Music Composition Platform

"Their friendliness and strong work ethic distinguish them in a competitive market."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Mar. 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Ralabs is improving features on an existing platform to enhance the UI and UX designs. The team writes in multiple programming languages, but focuses on JavaScript.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Berlin, Germany
Maximilian Brückner
Founder, Traxo
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

They’ve delivered clean code in a timely manner. They build transparent and well-structured processes with responsive communication across multiple platforms. Customers can expect to work with an ambitious and friendly team. Ralabs also provides accurate price estimates.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I co-founded Traxo, a platform for musicians and bands to compose music. I oversee business development.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Ralabs?

The platform needed several improvements for artists’ project menus, audio adjustments, and editing tools.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted the UI and UX to be more user-friendly. In addition, we aimed to increase conversion rates for new customer registrations.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We met the co-founder at a 2017 conference in Amsterdam; she made a good first impression. We kept in contact with her as we evaluated other vendors for this project. We decided Ralabs would be a valuable partner.

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

We have a limited scope for an approximately one-month process. They’ve enhanced the UI design and developed features for the audio editor. The team has coded in Ruby on Rails, JavaScript, Backbone.js, and CoffeeScript.

What was the team composition?

The team includes a project manager and a programmer. We’ve also interacted with the CEO and co-founder in the project’s early stages.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

There are no measurable results because the new features aren’t live. However, deliverables have been timely and error-free. They’ve also stuck to cost estimates.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

The process has been transparent and well-structured. They provide daily updates via Slack and email. The team also holds weekly video demonstrations on Skype.

They’re excellent communicators; the developer never hesitates to answer questions or give recommendations. The CEO and co-founder are also readily accessible.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

They’re a young and ambitious company. Their friendliness and strong work ethic distinguish them in a competitive market. Furthermore, they’re genuine and open-minded.

Are there any areas where they can improve?

There are no aspects of the collaboration to criticize.

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

App Development for Smart Home Remote

"They try to understand your business and solve your business needs, instead of blindly developing software."

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

Ralabs produced an MVP app, integrating controls for a number of connected devices into a single smart home remote. They also completed branding design work.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Berlin, Germany
Martin S.
Co-Founder, OneButton
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Ralabs' development, communication, and project management were all impressive throughout the project. Initiative and novel solutions to complex development challenges contributed to a successful partnership that both parties are planning to reinitiate in the future.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

We’re a startup company working mostly with virtual reality & IoT. We have a lot of mathematical logic and machine learning and artificial intelligence under the box. The idea is to reinvent the smart home idea and go beyond the current limits. I’m co-founder and creator of the initial idea. For the most part, I’m focused on and responsible for sales to find new customers on the business to business side.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Ralabs?

We wanted to build a complex app that supports the control of various IoT devices in people’s homes. We had a core concept at the beginning for an app in the smart home space. We knew that there were going to be a lot of math related challenges on the technical implementation so we requested help from Ralabs. We wanted them to make an MVP that would support a specific set of physical devices – smart TVs, thermostats, and few other devices. Additionally, we asked for their support with branding design. We have a background in branding design, but they helped us with that as well. Ralabs has both great design and engineering teams.

How did you come to work with Ralabs?

We researched companies using public resources and company lists, shortlisted companies, compared them, and made initial requests to each and background checks of each. We were pleasantly surprised by the speed of interaction with Ralabs, the answers they proposed, and their technical ideas. After the first technical call with Ralabs’ engineers, we were ready to start work with them as soon as possible. We were impressed by their desire to help us.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We had already built a simpler app without Ralabs to test the idea and that app got a lot of great responses. So we asked Ralabs to look over that app, and without reusing it, build something similar but with much more complex features. To be honest, we didn’t have the technical knowledge of how our ideas could be implemented, or if it was possible at all. Software engineers from Ralabs investigated different topics and proposed the most suitable technical solutions per our requests. They also made a technical architecture - a skeleton for future app build outs and all of the related estimates. We were extremely happy with their initial work and came back to Ralabs with more development requests. The resources are skilled in Python, Node.js and React.

What is the team dynamic?

We hired a project manager, an engineering team, and QA testers. It was a great working experience from the initial request through to each demo for every milestone. They’re really good! The software engineering team consists of 5 developers, 1 project manager, and a QA analyst. Sometimes we also involve UI/UX resources, and more part-time QA engineers.

How much have you invested with them?

The total price was about $150,000 for 5 months of intensive development.

What is the status of this engagement?

After about five months of development, we completed the scope of work and the app in June [2017]. They’re supporting us currently while we work on sales activities on our side. We have work still to be done, so we’re slowly doing new feature development, but mostly they’re just supporting us right now.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We received a really good minimum viable product as we expected. It is ready to use and ready to sell. Ralabs also proposed new features, and we built them as well. They really shined when at one point we had a lack of data – Ralabs proposed a really good idea of how to setup our app to get more data for testing. We got incredible results and really appreciated that! They actually make the app work better and better every day.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They are transparent in all things: development, communication, and management. Also, a great characteristic of Ralabs’ software engineers and the owners is their initiative. They try to understand your business and solve your business needs, instead of blindly developing software. I appreciate it! One more thing that I want to highlight - it looks like nothing is impossible for Ralabs. Seriously. When we asked them to investigate the car integration for future development (with the Tesla S), they responded honestly that they didn’t have previous experience with that and it could be a challenge. But after just one week they provide a comparison table that we wanted.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I’m just thinking about price, but I think everything was fair and the price-quality ratio is really great. Ralabs is really good when it comes to management, communication, and development processes. They just need to continue work with the same (or even better) performance and quality as they have right now. We’re planning a to work together on a couple more small opportunities related to smart home projects.

5.0
Overall Score The experience has been great! I'm happy we decided to work with Ralabs. They're engineering professionals, and they have a very friendly atmosphere in the company.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Ralabs met all deadlines - and more than that, they proposed new features and properly scheduled their development.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    The price to quality ratio is perfect. It would have be better if we had taken more project management hours at the start, but we added more hours in the middle of the project.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    It was a continuous success - from introducing the idea, to the team, through to the final release.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I would definitely recommend them. I've already recommended Ralabs to my friends from another startup accelerator.

Social Media Scraping Tool & Interface for Startup

"Ralabs helped us to convert our abstract vision into real services."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
2015 - 2016
Project summary: 

Ralabs helped transform a marketing team's idea into a web tool that scrapes websites and now identifies almost 100% of the advertisement data it encounters.

The Reviewer
 
2-10 employees
 
Hungary
Founder, 2enota
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The client's soft deadlines were all met and Ralabs was affordable in his mind so there were no complaints to be had with respect to the project. Testing, an oft-overlooked process, was also a success.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

The goal of the application was to manage advertising companies. The main aim of the project is to simplify control of the advertising process. The project consists of three parts. The first part are bots that parse social networks and many other sites with ads full time. The second part was setting up an admin panel for operations with internal objects. The final part was developing the front-end side for viewing shared object pages. The panel gives the possibility to CRUD [create, read, update, and delete] and publishing operations, generating QR codes with URLs for external pages on the front-end side and contains two types of objects. All browsers are supported based on the WebKit, Presto, and Gecko engines and IE [Internet Explorer] 8 or greater. The front-end pages are oriented for mobile devices and use all the benefits from responsive web design. It also included front-end pages that have desktop, mobile, and tablet device detection. I am the founder.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Ralabs?

We tried to find somebody technical who could help us to build the app. We had the desire and technology vision, but we didn't have a team to implement our needs. Ralabs helped us to convert our abstract vision into real services.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We were completely open to any technology vision and approach, so we accepted numerous proposals from Ralabs developers. The initial scope consisted of end-user pages with a list of ads and to make a super-responsive page for users. The next sprints included the building of bots and increasing the functionality of admin pages. Until the end of the development sprints, about 95 percent of the covered sites had advertisements, and we're able to detect almost 100 percent of ads anywhere.

How did you come to work with Ralabs?

We looked at a few companies but, after a technical interview and just talking with their CEO [Andrew Yas], we decided to choose them. Also, they had good feedback on their public profiles. They were able to build a test application that was so awesome that no other company could compare.

How much have you invested with Ralabs?

We had a team consisting of 6 developers. The total cost was in a range between $20,000 and $60,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started at the end of 2015 and finished a few months ago [2016].

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Everything has been a success – starting from management, development, testing, and so on. They covered all of our needs.

What did you find most impressive about Ralabs?

They have a clean technical vision and awesome management. They're able to meet deadlines.

Are there any areas Ralabs could improve?

Any business wants to get their product done faster and cheaper. However, I think the price wasn't that high, and they delivered the product by the deadlines.

5.0
Overall Score They deliver awesome technology and have terrific management who use solid processes overall.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    I have no negative comments since they provided the app by our soft deadlines.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They met the original estimates.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They are the right fit with the technology stack and provided automated tests that showed their quality.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I definitely will recommend them.