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Rolique is a software solution provider committed to streamlining in-and-out-house business processes with smart custom digital systems. Our team crafts scalable business process automation software that cuts bottlenecks, aligns processes and improves communication. We can help you to concentrate on the upcoming opportunities instead of fixing processes that can be simply fulfilled by software.

Build smarter and consistent software with Rolique.

#Thrive

We are aspired to help you thrive and reach the top of your market. What do we do for it? We use an integrated approach to deliver your product. First, we study your market, map the latest trends, study the best practices. And only then we get down to designing a viable business-leveraging solution.

Our expertise

Angular, React.js, Node.js, Laravel, Symphony, Go, ElasticSearch, Drupal CMS, AWS/Google Cloud (Firebase) Development

 
Undisclosed
 
$25 - $49 / hr
 
50 - 249
 Founded
2014
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Lviv, Ukraine
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Portfolio

Lessonface

Lessonface is the world’s #1 provider of live music lessons online. Rolique has performed security audit, improved security mechanisms, updated CMS codebase. We have performed code refactoring, optimized some of the user interaction workflows.

4for4

4FOR4 is a web and mobile portal with analysts‘ information on fantasy football. Large data can be searched, displayed and filtered in many different ways.

RosterCoach

RosterCoach is the next level platform for Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) game courses.

STAMPS.RU

A unique marketplace for philatelists. With Stamps.ru website, true collectors can find and share antiquarian stamps of various historical periods, extend their collection and find useful information in the blog regarding exhibitions and hot news of stamps world.

Octane Press

All-new website for Octane Press that publishes award-winning illustrated and narrative books that cater to niche audiences.

HU MASTER

A new digital university. The clear and easy-to-use design allows students, lecturers and administrative staff to quickly and efficiently attain their ultimate goals.

THE ARCTIC WINTER GAMES 2016 OFFICIAL WEBSITE

The Arctic Winter Games 2016 is a website that presents AWG 2016 event. Rolique experts built the website from scratch with Drupal 7. Also, we have developed a mobile design of the website (UI/UX), which led to the final website being made fully responsive.

Eurekos

Empowering platform for effective online learning.  It offers a flexible, dynamic and interactive learning environment.

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Web Application Dev for SaaS Meal Planning Company

“There are a lot of good development agencies out there, but Rolique routinely meets our expectations.”

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

Rolique provided three teammates to support internal developers in building a user-friendly web application, working with technology like Python, JavaScript, and Angular 2 Beta.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Berlin, Germany
CTO, SaaS Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Working under an aggressive deadline, Rolique helped complete the project on time. The final product has attracted a lot of users and elicited positive feedback from users for its performance and design. The team’s responsive communication and unwavering dedication make them a valuable partner.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the CTO of a Berlin-based SaaS company. We offer a solution that automates the meal planning process for catering and healthcare companies, as well as provides individualized diet and meal plans for patients, residents, seniors, and others.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Rolique?

We needed a relatable partner to assist with development initiatives.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Rolique supported us in building a user-friendly web application and interface using a variety of technology, including Python, JavaScript, and Angular 2 Beta. At that time, most industry players were working with AngularJS, so our project was a bit experimental.

What is the team composition?

We worked with a full-time Angular developer, a part-time supportive developer, and a QA resource.

How did you come to work with Rolique?

We considered several vendors but ultimately chose to partner with Rolique. Being able to meet some of their team in person definitely influenced our decision. Vlad (Managing Director, Rolique) happened to be visiting Berlin with some of his teammates, and we spoke with them. The first thing I looked at was their internal team structure, taking note of how they allocate working hours, if they assign resources to more than one project, and if they have good inter-team communication. From my perspective, they checked every box. They seemed to be a healthy, modern, and growing company, which is what we were looking for in a partner.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent €81,600 Euro (approximately $92,678 USD).

What is the status of this engagement?

This specific project lasted from January–March 2017, but we’ve continued working with them on other initiatives.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We set a pretty ambitious deadline for the project—we wanted to go to market within three months. With the Rolique team’s help, we finished and released the final product on time. After just one year, we attracted a little more than 4,000 business clients. We’ve received a lot of positive feedback, praising the software for its usability and current designs.

Some of our clients have been conducting internal business analysis to compare their efficiency before and after implementing our product. Based on their reports, our software cuts their work time between 40%–90%. Rolique did a lot of work in the product’s interface, which is the primary way our clients interact with the software, so their work was paramount to our success.

How did Rolique perform from a project management standpoint?

Their communication is top-notch, and every teammate has a good command of the English language. We spoke primarily over Slack and used Jira to track the project. Even though we’re in different regions, we had a great working relationship. I related to everyone from Rolique on a personal level.

What did you find most impressive about them?

At one point in our collaboration, we had to onboard a new developer. It proved to be a bit difficult, and we were struggling to make progress for about two weeks. Once Vlad noticed, he took charge of the situation and assigned a senior developer to the project to support the new developer until everyone was up to speed. It was a very positive moment and cemented our loyalty to Rolique.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Honestly, we are completely satisfied. There are a lot of good development agencies out there, but Rolique routinely meets our expectations.

Any advice for potential customers?

Clients should work directly with the developers rather than rely on a project manager to be the intermediary. They have a great team.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    We’ve never has any billing issues. They’re not the cheapest, but the cost is worth the value.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I’ve referred them multiple times already.

Web App Migration & Dev for Computer Software Company

“Thanks to ROLIQUE's efforts, we've been able to rollout highly-requested, important features every two weeks.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
December 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

ROLIQUE migrated code onto a Node.js web platform and is in the process of fixing bugs and adding product enhancements as needed.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Portland, Oregon
Joshua Waldman
CEO, Billy App
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

ROLIQUE's expertise and attention to detail set them apart. Not only has the team migrated platforms seamlessly, but they've also been able to spot and fix bugs previously missed. Timely and organized in their approach, they continue to add a lot of value to the business overall.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I'm the CEO of Billy App, an accounting platform for small businesses and freelancers.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with ROLIQUE?

We initially engaged ROLIQUE to migrate the code from our Danish parent company to our own servers. It was an enormous task that involved dealing with over 50 microservices and thousands of MySQL columns and rows.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Coordinating with our Danish developers, ROLIQUE migrated our code into our servers, writing export/import scripts and scrubbing the code in the process. They also fixed any bugs found in the original code. We've since engaged their team to continue fixing bugs and work on product enhancements for our Node.js web platform.

What is the team composition?

I work directly with five people on their team, including a project manager.

How did you come to work with ROLIQUE?

We worked with a firm that helped us find a few of the top development vendors in Eastern Europe. After interviewing each company, we felt the most comfortable working with ROLIQUE.

How much have you invested with them?

We've invested around $30,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We've been working with them since December 2017, and the collaboration is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Thanks to ROLIQUE's efforts, we've been able to rollout highly-requested, important features every two weeks. Their work has helped our business a lot.

How did ROLIQUE perform from a project management standpoint?

We use a Kanban agile model, which allows their team to thoroughly manage estimates, use story points, and train us as needed. We also use Jira and communicate through Ryver.

What did you find most impressive about them?

We're currently working with a very senior, impressive developer. The fact that we can actually afford a developer at his level has helped our business a lot. Their team has also been able to find bugs that even our original developers weren't able to spot, which has added a lot of value.

Are there any areas they could improve?

It took a while for us to get the resource we're working with now, but that's not their fault; he was working on other client projects and only recently became available to work on our account.

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

Management Tool for Influencer Marketing Company

“We communicate daily, so it never feels like they’re an outsourced team.”

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
4.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
Nov. 2016 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

ROLIQUE took an existing web app and built it into a management tool with exports that contain the complete project management process using MongoDB. The current iteration consists of a database that organizes and exports data. They continue to integrate new functionalities.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Berlin, Germany
Product Manager, Marketing Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

ROLIQUE developed complex software that supports a significant number of simultaneous users. They consistently scale the project as needed and deliver stable code that outperforms the deliverables of similar vendors. Their team proactively communicates and manages themselves effectively.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the product manager for a marketing company that specializes in influencer campaigns.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with ROLIQUE?

After our previous provider dropped out of the contract, we approached ROLIQUE to continue development of a web tool for us to use internally.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

As the product manager, I provided ROLIQUE with the tool’s design and outlined the functionalities we required it to have from a business perspective. They finished building out the backend using MongoDB and implemented the frontend design. The tool is a web app that functions as a database to aid our campaign management efforts. All 20 of our project managers use the tool for tasks related to budgeting, planning, and tracking key performance indicators (KPI).

When we handed the project over to the ROLIQUE, the software could only perform the main functionalities required to plan campaigns. This meant we could basically only enter information into the database and filter it. Their team greatly extended the tool’s functionality by making it capable of exporting data, extensive support of the project management, KPI analysis and reporting creating. They’ve also fixed bugs and enhanced the processing speed. These improvements enable us to evaluate more KPIs that inform our decisions. More features are being developed as we continue to expand the software.

What is the team composition?

They assigned us a project manager, three frontend developers, three backend developers, and two QA resources.

How did you come to work with ROLIQUE?

Our previous vendor found ROLIQUE through another company that recommends technical support agencies. Once they dropped out of the engagement, they recommended ROLIQUE as a replacement. We decided to accept the suggestion.

How much have you invested with them?

I don’t have the current numbers, but we’re planning on allocating a sum in the low sig figures to this project by the end of the year.

What is the status of this engagement?

We hired them in November 2016 and the project is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

It’s hard to measure the entirety of ROLIQUE’S success, but we’re really happy with their work. We consistently request more complex features, so they add more developments and handle the scaling process well. We have an external consultant check their code quality and assess the app’s stability. According to that resource, they perform excellently compared to other agencies within their region.

How did ROLIQUE perform from a project management standpoint?

Their project manager does an adequate job of addressing issues as they arise. However, she manages multiple projects, so her responses sometimes take longer than we’d prefer. We primarily communicate via Slack but also use Skype when necessary. Both of our teams use Jira to perform management tasks.

What did you find most impressive about them?

We communicate daily, so it never feels like they’re an outsourced team. We’re happy with the engagement as it has turned out better than we expected.

Are there any areas they could improve?

We experienced some issues when they added new developers to the team that aren’t entirely fluent in English. Having to deal with a language barrier slowed down the process. However, we’ve learned to work around that over time. Also, their ability to accurately estimate product delivery timelines could be improved.

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

Android & iOS App Dev for Custom Meal Company

"...the developers were always working hard, even on the weekends, just because they liked to code." 

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

Rolique.io built an iOS and Android user app and a provider Android app. Based on existing wireframes and descriptions, they created an admin panel, integrated payment features, and modified screens.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Brønshøj, Denmark
Founder & CEO, Food App
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The apps have led to significant business partnerships and are easy for all user types to interact with. Rolique.io offered beneficial comments regarding wireframes and regularly worked outside normal hours. They communicated consistently and offered a variety of channels to aid accessibility.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the CEO of a food takeaway platform. Users can build and create their own food and then choose a restaurant, instead of choosing from menus.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Rolique.io?

We needed someone to develop our app systems for us.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They build three apps for us: one Android, one iOS, and a partner Android app for all the restaurants. They built a backend admin panel for us where we can handle orders, pay restaurants, and create new restaurants.

We made wireframes and detailed descriptions and then showed them to Rolique.io, who came back with input. They gave us feedback that improved the app’s screens, so we changed them before we started building.

What is the team composition?

We worked with five to six people in total, four developers and a project manager. There was also a fifth developer at one point.

How did you come to work with Rolique.io?

A guy from our network recommended them. I met the owner, Oleg, through Skype. He seemed to be really professional.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent around $47,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked together from December 2017 until April 2018.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

From a business point of view, we have a proof of concept, which has helped us develop partnerships. We’re collaborating with 50 restaurants right now and we have orders every day. The app is simply working. It’s smooth for users and easy for restaurants. We can cancel orders and pay restaurants; everything was made out perfectly. It’s quite easy for us to handle, even though we’re a small organization, because of the way it was built.

How did Rolique.io perform from a project management standpoint?

In the beginning the CTO of the company communicated with them every day with the scrum methodology. We also had small Skype chats and sprint meetings once a week. The CTO took over communication after the wireframes were made. We visited them in Ukraine twice to make the process easier and that was really great. We didn't have the detailed description done when we started, so, from the outside the project looked easier than it actually was. We went a bit over time but there wasn’t much to do about it.

What did you find most impressive about them?

It's difficult for me to say, because I haven't done apps before, but we didn't have any problems with communication at all. I was surprised that their level of English was as high as it was, which made everything quite easy.

They gave us honest feedback and I was really satisfied with their developers. Even though we went about a month over, the developers were always working hard, even on the weekends, just because they liked to code. I thought that was quite cool.

Any advice for potential customers?

It depends on the complexity of the product. If a person wants to build an app that’s as complex like ours is, then you definitely need a CTO. If someone was asking about outsourcing, they need to make sure they’re being exact about everything and take care to explain what they want.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They did everything they could to reach our deadline.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    If we made this app in Denmark it would've been so expensive. It was truly worth it.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    I was highly satisfied with the way they worked.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I'll definitely recommend them.

App Development for Cloud Software Company

"I'm definitely happy with the result that ROLIQUE provided."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
3.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
3.5
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
July- Nov. 2016
Project summary: 

ROLIQUE initiated a proposal to build a mobile app to supplement existing web-based software. The team also incorporated a branding redesign and made adjustments due to API changes, with ongoing work planned.

The Reviewer
 
11- 50 Employees
 
Canada
CPO, IT Service Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

ROLIQUE delivered a solid app at an affordable price, with no crashes and a large percentage of user downloads. In spite of receiving an incomplete function spec from a previous vendor, the team resolved the issue with characteristic gracious and clear communication.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I work for a cloud-based proposal software company. We provide our clients with the ability to manage their clients, create beautifully designed proposals, send them out, and get signed off on them right away in their browser.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with ROLIQUE?

We wanted to have a mobile app that would penetrate the market. A lot of people were requesting it, and it's also a brand awareness initiative. As a leading proposal app in 2017, not having a mobile app was a challenge for us. We wanted to get something out there.

A user problem we were trying to solve was the difficulty of accessing the web-based app on the go in order to see the status of proposals. With a mobile app, people would be able to check on the status of their proposals instantly.

Prior to ROLIQUE, we commissioned a company based in Halifax. They did the function spec for it. We worked with them to identify what benefits we offer our clients, what we thought our pain points were, and what they also saw as pain points that they would like to solve. They did customer surveys and drafted up the initial wireframes of what the app would look like, but we didn't commission them to build it.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We sent through the wireframe and function spec developed by the other agency. They sent a quote and gave us a timeline, and we really liked those, so we decided to move forward with the project. They began production in early August/late July with a goal of having a finished product September 1.

During the development process, we went through a branding redesign, completely independent of this. It didn't affect the design overall, but we had to get the colors and fonts updated in the app. They were happy to make those changes.

What is the team dynamic?

I worked predominantly with two people: Christina and Andre. Christina was the project lead and Andre was the developer. Andre and our API developer, Alex, communicated back and forth. We never felt bogged down in the process at any point. Christina was always responsive to my emails. I never felt like I was left in the dark.

This project took about 3.5 months. There were periods where we wouldn't communicate for a couple of weeks, and then they would be communicating a few times a day. The time zones are also radically different, but I never really felt the pressure of that. They must've been working really late. The size of the team didn’t change; we worked with the same people.

How did you come to work with ROLIQUE?

They’re also a customer of ours, and they said they would be happy to build a mobile app for us. We selected ROLIQUE because of the price point. They came in at a quote that made it hard not to accept the deal. It was pretty much smooth sailing. We had been discussing the mobile app. It wasn't a priority for us by any means.

Even with MindSea, they had said they would do the work really cheaply because they wanted to have it on their portfolio. We would be getting a great value for our dollar, so we went with that. It was same when ROLIQUE offered to do it. We weren't looking out in the market for it at all, and they just came in at a price and a timeline that made sense. Even if it didn't go well, it still wouldn't be that bad of a deal.

How much have you invested with them?

We've invested $13,000 in ROLIQUE's services. It was first estimated at $8,500, but increased after we got the second bill.

What is the status of this engagement?

We're still working with them. We're still contracting some of the work to them, because the relationship is still strong. The project timeline was July 2016 to November 2016. It was done around November or early December, and then we actually launched it in the New Year, because we had a couple of considerations to deal with on our end.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

I can say that a large percentage of our clients are downloading the app and using it. About 25% of our user base is made up of weekly active users. And there have been no crashes; the product has been solid. There haven't been any issues with the actual build. It has been positive.

How did ROLIQUE perform from a project management standpoint?

Project management-wise, I feel they did a great job. They were communicative, they let us know what was going on, and there were no surprises. When we ran into issues, they clearly articulated them, and they were never combative or defensive. They were a good company to work with.

What did you find most impressive about them?

I'm definitely happy with the result that ROLIQUE provided. However, the function spec issue kept us from having a proper deadline and the proper scope. Anything that was scope-related, they've covered. We were also developing our public API at the same time to meet their ends, because we didn't have a public API at the beginning of this; we developed it in tandem.

There were a couple of times where we had to change some fundamental building blocks of the API due to various reasons. They had to restructure some of their backend to accommodate this. That's where the extra bill came from, which was totally understandable. They handled it extremely well. I felt like I was listened to. It was very affordable and we got a solid product.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I only have that one fault with them, which is not getting a really good function spec on the outset that in turn affected the timeline management. When you're building a large project, you want to make sure that everything is accounted for, so that you don't have a surprise that costs you a month and a half.

The function spec that we delivered to them didn’t have the use cases completely written out, and the user stories weren't all clearly defined. They created their quote based on that. We ran into some issues where it was like, "That's not included;" and we said, "Well, actually, that is included. We were under the assumption that it was." They were really kind, and we did receive another bill because they added features to it.

But overall, at the end of the process during the exit call, I talked to them about really nailing down the function spec before they do anything and making sure that they clearly document everything rather than holding assumptions. It's not our responsibility as a client to do that, but it's their responsibility as a service provider—I used to work in that space.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

I do know that we've talked about a couple of larger additions to the app, and they were adamant about making sure that all the use cases were done first. They were communicating in a way that showed they were not going to fall in the same trap they fell in the first time.

4.0
Overall Score
  • 3.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Not all deadlines were met. There were some challenges in managing deadlines and scope.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    We got a really good product for a very affordable price.
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    The delivered product works and has continued to work. It has been solid.
  • 3.5 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I would ask them their budget first.

Web Development for Sports Analytics Company

"Combining affordability, design, and reliability - they’re second to none."

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

Rolique developed a website using a Javascript variant that features sports analytics and supports both free and paid video content.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
San Diego, California
TJ Hernandez
Co-Founder, RosterCoach
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The website videos receive up to 5,000 weekly views. The platform is aesthetically pleasing, easy to navigate, and has received positive feedback from users on its design and functionality. Rolique delivered detailed and thorough project management, communicated clearly, and remained engaged.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

The company is a sports analytics site with a focus on video based web content. It is subscription based, so we have a mix of video content with free and paid content behind a pay wall. We also have a brand of the company that is one-on-one consulting, and we built that out on the site as well for subscribers as well as people that come to us for one-on-one consulting. I am the cofounder.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Rolique?

Because of the video hosting and the bandwidth that we’re going to be needing on our site and the reliability of it, we were looking for an affordable way to put out a nice developed web product. We didn’t want just some kind of third party self-building website which obviously is going to take a lot longer. Having that web development team helped us expedite the process of getting our vision out to the customer. That’s why we went the web development route and Rolique has been affordable and worked with my business partners in the past, so we have a short history with them and liked what they’d done before.

SOLUTION

Introduce your business and what you do there.

That was left up to them, they are using a variation of Javascript, but that’s pretty much the breadth of my knowledge. I was more the visionary behind the project, and then my business partner had an existing relationship with them before so I was giving them the vision to make it into a reality. It was a start to finish project.

How did you come to work with Rolique?

My business partner had a relationship with them. I’ve always been a content provider but haven’t been on the backend of it yet, so I wanted a couple of different options just because my knowledge of web building and coding is pretty much non-existent. I wanted to talk to a few people that could lay out the process for me and put it in layman’s terms. There’s a pretty long vetting process from the beginning - them getting me up to speed with the process of building the site from scratch and how that would work. We went through a couple of options, and they were probably the clearest regarding how the process worked through the pipeline and working me through the early process of how the wireframes will eventually turn into the site. We started from scratch, and they did a really good job of laying out that roadmap for me.

How much have you invested with Rolique?

For the year, we’re shutting down development, so we’re looking at probably in the $75,000 range this year.

What is the status of this engagement?

We went through two phases with Rolique, but for this year we’re pretty much shutting down the current phase. We hired them on March 1st of this year. We’re still using them for some small things, but we shut down development for this year. I’d call it November 1st.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

I can give you our weekly views. We’re looking somewhere between 2,500 and 5,000 a week on our videos overall. The most common feedback we get is on the sleekness of the website, the design, and the functionality of it. It’s easy to navigate - very approachable aesthetically. That’s probably the first comment I get. People really enjoy it. I’m really happy with the layout. It’s very modern. It’s an easy to use product.

How did Rolique perform from a project management standpoint?

It was fantastic. Rolique pretty much brought me along from the get-go, got me up to speed very quickly. Communication was fantastic; they did a really good job of taking whatever my vision was and mapping it out for me so that when it did finally get to the website they did a good job of making sure that it was actually what I was looking for. Rolique does not cut any corners or makes any assumptions - just going through the process and making sure there’s some clarity there.

What did you find most impressive about Rolique?

What shocked me is how they brought me along. I’ve always been a content provider - don’t have much of a web background. I have worked with some other web design stuff in the past, and a lot of it has been me telling them what I want, but no one has educated me in the process. They did a great job on doing that for me. As the person running the business, it’s time-consuming to go through all that stuff on your own, and they went the extra mile there. I appreciated that.

Are there any areas Rolique could improve?

No, they were fantastic from the get-go all the way to now, delivering exactly what they promised to us, giving us the design we were looking for, and giving us a ton of options. I have no complaints about them.

4.5
Overall Score Almost no complaints, just a few small scheduling things that we had to overcome but nothing out of the norm.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They communicated very well, all our meetings were very punctual. Delivery time was always within a reasonable amount of time according to what they promised.
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    A couple of web development things needed more built out than we thought but it was pretty close to their initial projection. So obviously, that makes me happy when it doesn’t go way over.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Really clear. They delivered exactly what they promised and laid it out nicely for us.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    Combining affordability, design, and reliability - they’re second to none.

Multifaceted Partnership for App Shop

"The communication compared to other international companies is very good."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Apr. 2013 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Rolique has worked with 4 for 4 since April 2013, primarily working on upgrading their existing website from Drupal 6 to Drupal 7 as well as a myriad of other web and native application projects. 

The Reviewer
 
Small business
 
Michigan, USA
Josh Moore
Owner, 4for4.com
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Rolique has performed well in almost all categories, providing a great value for the work that they produce, and their exceptional project management skills. They also have the ability to easily scale up or down depending on the project's needs. 

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

4for4.com is owned by Intense Industries, LLC. We primarily put out a subscription product for fantasy football fans. We have stats and tools and content and email newsletters geared towards helping people get better in their fantasy football league. I am the owner.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with ROLIQUE?

I’m a developer myself, and for a long time, I was doing all the development. Then, we started with ROLIQUE three or four years ago. I was becoming a bottleneck. so I was looking for more development resources or more of a team that I could work with.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We’ve done many different projects. I originally brought them on to upgrade our site from Drupal 6 to Drupal 7, which is what it’s running on currently. That was our first big project, and that took almost a year to do everything because we have a real complicated site. Since then, they’ve been rolling out improvements, new features, and we did a redesign. They’ve done all sorts of things for us. We’ve also used them for building out an app and some other web projects that we’ve had along the way.

How did you come to work with ROLIQUE?

I was looking for someone at quite a few different places. I used oDesk to try to find some international people. I decided, after interviewing some local candidates that hiring an American or Canadian wasn’t in the budget. So we started looking for international clients. We had a thorough vetting process because I knew this was going to be a long-standing relationship and I really needed to be sure I was confident in the team. I interviewed maybe 10 individuals and small organizations like ROLIQUE. The thing that set them apart was Vlad, one of their owners. He was my project manager to start. He had lived in the US. He’s a fluent English speaker and he inspired a lot of confidence in me. That was the big difference with them. Their price point was reasonable but they weren’t the cheapest of the people I looked at. Some of the people I looked at seemed like maybe they could do the job, but communication might be an issue or something like that.

How much have you invested with ROLIQUE?

Over the years, we have spent $500,000 or less. As opposed to having one big project, a lot of ours has been smaller iterations on the same project, so it’s hard to say how much any one project cost. We’ve gotten great value for our money, but over the years we’ve definitely invested heavily in that. I think it depends on the project, but I think $10,000 to $50,000 is what we spend for a small project, and then it could be more than that for a big project. The value I’ve gotten from them comparing to an American or Canadian shop, they’re probably one-third or one-quarter the price from what I’ve seen.

What is the status of this engagement?

We’re working with them actively now. We started in April 2013.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

I don’t have any stats. We’ve been doing a lot of stuff to improve our business. We’ve seen traffic increase every year. We’ve seen good size sales growth, like 20 - 25% a year since we started with ROLIQUE.

How did ROLIQUE perform from a project management standpoint?

We’ve iterated a lot with them in terms of trying out different things. I’ve had several different project managers there. Some have been better than others, but one thing that’s been great is I always feel like I can go up their chain of command, and if something’s not up to satisfaction I’m pretty confident that they’ll make the situation right. They’ve done that before.

What did you find most impressive about ROLIQUE?

The fact that I can go to them as an agency and I can dial up or dial down how much help I need is great. Sometimes, when we’re slow, I might only have a developer working half time, but in busy times we can scale up, get multiple developers, and get a tester and designers as we need them. The communication compared to other international companies is very good.

Are there any areas ROLIQUE could improve?

Just typical things of all development. Projects can end up taking a bit longer or run over budget, but that’s all typical in the industry. Any time that we’ve had problems, they’re quick to address those.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    It’s been great so far.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I’ve recommended them many times.

Web Design for Book Publisher

"The quality of their work was what attracted me to Rolique. Anytime we worked on a feature, their team overdelivered."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
2011 - Sep. 2016
Project summary: 

Rolique was engaged to develop the first and second versions of the firm's website so as to make it modern and competitive in a very competitive and tough industry.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 employees
 
Greater Chicago Area
Founder, Book Publisher
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Rolique is praised for producing an amazing website and always delivering above expectations. Rolique is recommended for any website builds.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

Octane Press is a book publishing company. I am the founder and chief executive officer of the company. 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Rolique?

We were looking to upgrade our website. Rolique had developed the first version of our site, but we wanted a number of new features, including photography and additional content. We also wanted to automate some processes, integrating with our accounting software and warehouse. In addition to retail customers, we wanted to allow resellers to make purchases through the site, using registered accounts.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Rolique built a brand-new version of our site from scratch using Drupal. They also handled design. We talked about revising the older site but, as we got into it, we realized that it wasn't ideal.

Rolique helped us set up the site's hosting, solved SSL [secure sockets layer] problems, and provided support and maintenance for us. We interacted primarily with Rolique's principal [managing partner Vlad Morozenko], and met at least 3 developers on our project.

How did you come to work with Rolique?

I put a bid out on Drupal.org and looked at companies from around the world. In the end, it came down to 2 United States companies and Rolique. I was inclined to choose a local developer, but Rolique sold me through their team of sharp, young people. I'm convinced that I made the right decision.

How much have you invested with Rolique?

The cost of our project with Rolique was around $35,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We first started working with Rolique in 2011 and launched the first website in 2012. We started work on our latest project at least a year and a half ago, and it had an 18-month run. Rolique is my go-to firm, and I plan to use them in the future.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The quality of their work was what attracted me to Rolique. Anytime we worked on a feature, their team overdelivered. The only problem we had with Rolique was that they'd sometimes overengineer, going beyond what we were looking for.

I often went to Rolique with a problem and received solutions that I hadn't even considered. Each of our sites have had features that were slick and easy to use.

Rolique was wonderful in terms of design. I was especially looking to showcase our images, which is exactly what we got for our blog page. It features rollable pop-ups, which are nifty to use and very inviting.

The site has been entered into some contests for the book publishing world, and we expect that it will do well. We've heard positive things from business customers in particular. Our web traffic has increased by 120 percent during 2015, which has been a great improvement.

How did Rolique perform from a project management standpoint?

We went over budget a bit because I kept adding features. Rolique was extraordinarily generous in this regard. We used UXPin extensively for developing designs.

What did you find most impressive about Rolique?

Rolique was exceptional in the range of development covered. Anytime I had a problem, Rolique's team jumped in. Typically, development firms want to build a widget and leave, but Rolique almost felt like a partner. To this day, I can email them about any problem and see it fixed.

Are there any areas Rolique could improve?

I don't have a critique. I wish that Rolique was down the hall from us, but not even the time zone difference was a problem.

What tips or recommendations could you share that might increase the likelihood of success with Rolique?

I didn't provide a good enough level of detail for the first iteration of our website. Whenever dealing with a development firm, it's very important to know what you want before jumping in. What sold me about Rolique was the level of personal interaction. I've known their principal for 5 years and consider him a friend. Spending some time interacting with the team is important as well as the overall size of the firm. Big companies with hundreds of people won't offer the same interaction.

5.0
Overall Score I couldn't imagine finding a better developer.
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    There were a few occasions when we slid by a week – all reasonable in the general context. Rolique was good was not quite perfect.
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    We paid plenty for what we got, but it was good.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    What Rolique delivered was exceptional. The timing was right on the money, and working with them was great.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I love Rolique.