Web and mobile apps for startups and businesses

Ronas IT is an engineering company located in Russia, Omsk. We provide cost-effective IT solutions for startups, small and medium businesses and deliver a full cycle of product development - from conceptual design to subsequent maintenance.

 
$10,000+
 
$25 - $49 / hr
 
50 - 249
 Founded
2007
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Omsk, Russia
headquarters

Portfolio

SmashMoji - a music messenger app. Image

SmashMoji - a music messenger app.

Project. SmashMoji is a music messenger app. It allows users to send music in a chat in a unique manner - by putting relevant to the song emojis. Based on the string of emojis, the app suggests the corresponding tracks. Users can also play the songs during a group call and sing along with their friends as well as find new friends based on music compatibility.

Our role. We were in charge of the design part of the project - from setting a brand identity (a logo, brand colors, typography) to the app's UI/UX design. Since SmashMoji is mostly an entertaining app, we decided to use bright and contrasting colors that attract attention and lift the mood. As a result, we created a clickable prototype in Figma, that was later presented to investors.

The goal was to create a new social app based on the preferences of Generation Z and Young Millenials.

 

Link to the full case on Behance:

https://bit.ly/SmashMoji

Live Workouts - A fitness app where users can exercise on their own, in teams, or with a chosen trainer. Image

Live Workouts - A fitness app where users can exercise on their own, in teams, or with a chosen trainer.

Project. Live Workouts is an app for remote workouts with friends or teams, where users can join different trainings, see and hear other participants while exercising together, search for fitness trainers, and much more. The app also allows trainers to create repeating events, specify a required level of fitness for participants of their exercise sessions, and charge fees.

 

Our

role. Live Workouts is our internal project. It was created as a result of an internship that we regularly organize for the local community. We created everything from scratch starting with just an idea. We worked on the branding and UI/UX design, as well as iOS and Android, and backend development.

 

The goal was to create a new fitness app that would bring its users full experience of a real gym.

 

Link to the full case on Behance: 

https://bit.ly/LiveWorkoutsCase

ShipMe - An all-size shipping app based on auction-like bidding for winning the orders. Image

ShipMe - An all-size shipping app based on auction-like bidding for winning the orders.

Project. ShipMe is a platform designed to bring together shippers and carriers in one trusted marketplace. It allows users to create shipping requests of any kind, on which transporters can bid reversely to win an order. 

 

Our role. We were providing the client with an end-to-end development service. Our involvement in the project began with the creation of the overall branding

and platform's mobile and web UI/UX design. Then, we were in charge of the whole development process, including mobile development for iOS and Android, web, and an admin panel creation. 

 

The goal was to make shipping cheap and easy by helping customers connect with providers. The reverse auction bidding methodology allows shippers to benefit by getting the lowest price available and carriers -  to reach a larger client base.

 

Link to the full case on Behance: 

https://bit.ly/ShipMeBehanceCase

Neauted - A collaborative task management app that allows its users to set goals and corresponding tasks, plan meetings, and manage notes together. Image

Neauted - A collaborative task management app that allows its users to set goals and corresponding tasks, plan meetings, and manage notes together.

Project. Neauted is an app 
that connects users with their business partners, colleagues, clients, friends, neighbors — anyone, who might have mutual goals with them. It allows to set goals and corresponding tasks, plan meetings, and 
manage notes together.  

 

Our role. In the beginning, we were involved in the design part of the project - from setting a brand identity (a logo,

brand colors, typography) to the app's UI/UX design. Neauted was supposed to be a simple note-taking app at the beginning, but it evolved into something much bigger. We had quite a challenge in front of us - to incorporate all the key features within one app, but not to overpopulate the mobile interface. That's why we have decided to use bright UI colors to achieve contrast between elements of the app and visually structure them. Once the design was ready, our team developed a mobile app for iOS and the app's backend.

 

The goal was to facilitate core business tasks such as note-taking & sharing, goal setting & tracking, to-do lists in a seamless manner by providing users with templates that can be edited, customized, shared, and tracked.

 

Link to the full case on Behance:

https://bit.ly/NeautedBehanceCase

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Facta | HR Management Software

Facta - An employee engagement and training web app that assists companies in creating more productive and positive workplaces.

 

Client. Facta™ is an Australia-based company striving to solve the plague of organizational miscommunication, ambiguity and disconnect. They provide their clients with a systematic framework for communication, collaboration and wellness at the

workplace.

 

Our role. We were first tasked to create the app's UI/UX design for web and mobile platforms based on the project's idea and description. During the design phase, we were actively finalizing the app's idea with the client and adapting the interface accordingly. Then, we moved to the web development part of the project — we were in charge of the whole process, including Quality Assurance and DevOps.

 

The goal was to provide Facta™'s clients with an easy to use and visually pleasing employee engagement and training web app that assists companies in creating more productive and positive workplaces.

 

View the full case on Behance: https://bit.ly/FactaBehanceCase

Remote Healthcare - a telemedicine app that provides its users with remote healthcare services from different types of doctors — without stepping foot in their office. Image

Remote Healthcare - a telemedicine app that provides its users with remote healthcare services from different types of doctors — without stepping foot in their office.

Project. Remote Healthcare is a telemedicine app that provides its users with remote healthcare services from different types of doctors. It is not just a video call app - Remote Healthcare enables doctors and clinics to arrange and manage appointments, distribute patient flow, reduced reception workload, and keep track of patients' records.

 

Our role. Remote Healthcare is our

internal project. It was created as a result of an internship that we regularly organize for the local community. We created everything from scratch starting with just an idea. We worked on the branding and UI/UX design, as well as mobile development.

 

The goal was to facilitate the matchmaking and communication processes between patients and doctors. The app provides patients with a convenient and safe way to get medical help and doctors - with a secure way to store medical information and manage their appointments.

 

Link to the full case on Behance:

https://bit.ly/RemoteHealthcareRonasIT

365 Days Booking - A complex membership-based platform for hotel management. Image

365 Days Booking - A complex membership-based platform for hotel management.

Project. 365DayBookings is a universal web platform for rental services providers. This is a complex membership-based management platform that also allows hotels to create their own mini webpages with basic information and a booking feature.

 

Our role. We were providing the client with an end-to-end development service. Our involvement in the project began with the creation of

the overall branding and platform's UI/UX design. On the way, we were also actively involved in the technical discussions as well as the functional discussions of the features. Then, we were in charge of the whole web development process, including Project Management, Quality Assurance, and DevOps. In this project, we researched and integrated one of the major 3-rd party booking systems - Expedia.

 

The goal was to provide hotel and travel agency owners, and landlords with a powerful and easy to use tool to simplify their day-to-day management tasks. 

 

Link to the full case on Behance: https://bit.ly/365DaysBookingCase

Fiesta CRM - A mobile CRM for self-employed entrepreneurs that simplifies work with their clients. Image

Fiesta CRM - A mobile CRM for self-employed entrepreneurs that simplifies work with their clients.

Project. Fiesta is a mobile CRM for self-employed entrepreneurs that simplifies work with their clients. It allows to set appointments and automates communication.

 

Our role. Fiesta CRM is our internal project. It was created as a result of an internship that we regularly organize for the local community. We created everything from scratch starting with just an idea. We worked on

the branding and UI/UX design, as well as iOS and web development (Fiesta CRM also has a web version available).  

 

The goal was to facilitate the work with clients for self-employed entrepreneurs, providing them with clients contacts and main information, appointments, and an automated notification system in one app.

 

Link to the full case on Behance:

https://bit.ly/FiestaCRM

ShopChat - A marketplace where users can browse products from different sellers, share them with friends in a chat, and make purchases. Image

ShopChat - A marketplace where users can browse products from different sellers, share them with friends in a chat, and make purchases.

Project. ShopChat is a social shopping app that combines features of messenger and e-commerce types of apps. It is a marketplace where users can browse products from different sellers, share them with friends in a chat, and make purchases.

 

Our role. ShopChat is our internal project. It was created as a result of an internship that we regularly organize for the local community.

We created everything from scratch and worked on the branding and mobile UI/UX design, as well as mobile development.

 

The goal of this project was to create a marketplace with elements of a social platform to provide users with seamless communication and shopping experience.

 

Link to the full case on Behance: https://bit.ly/ShopChatCase

Clubs management and membership app for iOS Image

Clubs management and membership app for iOS

Clumeo features different profiles: for community admins and members. Community admins can create clubs and gather activities, events, and teams. They also have access to various statistics and can monitor event attendance, group activities, and membership fee payments. Members can chat, create events in the club calendar, browse news, share photos from club events and synchronize their actions.

App Store:

Native iOS app for a laundry delivery on-demand service Image

Native iOS app for a laundry delivery on-demand service

This native iOS app is location-based and has different types of user profiles – for drivers, laundry workers and customers. It features Google Maps API integration, payment integration, social media login, phone verification, etc. It also has scheduling functionality for drivers (generates an event for Google Calendar).

App Store:

Landing page and native apps for a cost-of-living calculator Image

Landing page and native apps for a cost-of-living calculator

This app is the first and only cost-of-living calculator that can compare costs in one city versus another that accounts for how expensive your neighborhood is relative to others in your city.

URL: http://cityversus.com
App Store:

Booking system for organizers of weddings and other celebrations Image

Booking system for organizers of weddings and other celebrations

This is a CRM-like system with a client-side (for personnel) and an admin panel. Features include booking system and calendar, staff management system, availability tracking, shift management, various reports.

We also automated the process of applying for vacation leave or sick leave and its approval.

URL: https://nvhero.navarravenues.com.au/

Group photo/video sharing website Image

Group photo/video sharing website

This is a group photo/video sharing website where users can create albums and distribute photos using drag’n’drop, share photo and video albums with other users, add locations and view photos on the map.

Reviews

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Modular Platform Development for Accommodation Booking Firm

"The quality of their work stands out the most. They’re knowledgeable and provide useful feedback."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
3.0
Willing to refer: 
4.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
May 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Ronas IT is developing a web app to serve as a property management system with an integrated booking system. They’re also spearheading graphic and UX design for the solution.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
London, United Kingdom
Adrian Lunga
Programme Manager, 365daybooking.com
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Available on smartphones, tablets, and computers, Ronas IT’s solution meets all technical requirements. Though their design process could feature more robust documentation, Ronas IT’s habit of offering product optimizations ensures a top-level result. Customers can expect a knowledgeable partner.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the director of a startup in the travel industry.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Ronas IT?

We wanted to develop a property management system and a channel manager. This would manage our sales channel and integrate them with the property management system.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

The solution has a Django framework and is written in JavaScript. They also provided graphic design and UX design. They’re our exclusive development partner on this project. They were involved in the technical discussions as well as the functional discussions of the features. The solution runs on desktops, phones, and tablets and updates in real-time. The app is based on the web for now, since we haven’t done a mobile app.

What is the team composition?

I’ve worked with about six people, including a project manager/analyst. I mostly interact with the latter.

How did you come to work with Ronas IT?

I found them online. They seemed quite competent and they agreed to a staggered payment structure. Rather than just accept everything about the solution, they questioned things that didn’t make sense to them, which made me feel that we’d have a good working relationship.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent around $128,000 with them so far.

What is the status of this engagement?

We’ve been working together since May 2018 and are close to completion. We’re integrating a final service and are hoping to launch soon. We’re also planning on integrating with other international accommodation booking services.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

It’s mainly been the functionality that they’ve delivered. So far, they’ve given us everything, and we’ve worked on anything that required changes.

How did Ronas IT perform from a project management standpoint?

Delivery is good, but the project management hasn’t been good. They didn’t provide designs initially, which I didn’t like because I’d rather look at a design first before we actually started. We communicate over Skype, Telegram, GitLab, and Upwork.

What did you find most impressive about them?

The quality of their work stands out the most. They’re knowledgeable and provide useful feedback. They wouldn’t let us end up with a bad product because we asked for it. They’ll ask questions and help us come up with a better solution.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Getting an initial design would let them easily discuss with the client what they want.

4.0
Overall Score
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 3.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They’re quite expensive.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 4.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Web App Development for Logo Startup

"Fantastic service. The guys went above and beyond."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
May - June 2020
Project summary: 

A logo maker app hired Ronas IT to bring its designs to life with coding. They improved the coding for the web-based app, as well as working on some other projects.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
London, United Kingdom
Craig Barber
Founder, Logobly
 
Not verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The team at Ronas IT excelled with fantastic service, consistently going above and beyond and suggesting improvements to improve the app. They're communicative, fast, and thorough.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

Founder, Logobly.com

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Ronas IT?

Development work for Logobly, my software as a service logo maker app.

What were your goals for this project?

Bring to life my designs via code. Create a fast, reliable and stable web based app.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

I found Ronas IT online via an outsourcing website.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

The guys provided the code for my web based app plus some other smaller coding requirements.

What was the team composition?

A highly skilled team of project managers, front end coders and back end coders.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Fantastic service. The guys went above and beyond. They also suggested improvements to my app which I really appreciated - as apposed to doing exactly what I asked, it resulted in a better product.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

Communication was constant and clear. I also had a view of project progress and things that were done and getting done. Very effective.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Ronas IT works with you, as apposed to working for you. This results in a much better experience and product at the end of the day.

Are there any areas for improvement?

Not really, these guys are fast and thorough which is great.

5.0
Overall Score Great work!
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Constant updates.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Competitive
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Quality work, great project management
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    Yes! I've used these guys twice now.

Dev Support for Machine E-Commerce Platform

"Ronas IT is excellent, and they have done their job very well."

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

Ronas IT provides web development services to a machine e-commerce platform. They’ve integrated several features and provide testing resources as well.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Mumbai, India
Founder, Machine E-Commerce Platform
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

A technically skilled team, Ronas IT goes the extra mile to deliver high-quality solutions. With a broad understanding of both the product and current technologies, they provide impactful, timely, and flexible support.

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 founder of McPond.com, a machine e-commerce platform.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Ronas IT?

We needed additional development done on our website.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Ronas IT helps us with web development. They implemented some additional features on our platform. We had to integrate some third-party applications. They also provided testing.

What is the team composition?

We worked with eight people, including a project manager.

How did you come to work with Ronas IT?

We found them on Upwork. Their experience made them stand out and is what made us decide to partner with them.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent $20,000 so far.

What is the status of this engagement?

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

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Ronas IT is excellent, and they have done their job very well. They’ve gone above and beyond, giving us suggestions on some features. It’s been a very good experience. We’re very happy with them.

How did Ronas IT perform from a project management standpoint?

During the web development process, everything was well documented. The provided updates at each and every step. We communicate via Skype, and they provided us with a project manager. We use GitLab to track our project.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their communication is the best part of working with them. Our project manager is always in contact with us, giving us timely updates. Sometimes, they’re available outside of working hours. If there’s anything that needs to be addressed urgently, Ronas IT is always willing to step in. The team is very flexible. They understand our requirements well, and they use relevant technologies for our product. Everything has been great.

Are there any areas they could improve?

We’ve had a good experience with them. There’s nothing that needs to be improved.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

They are a good company to work with. Keep your project description clear.

5.0
Overall Score It’s been really good working with them.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They’ve been fantastic with timelines.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Infrastructure Support for Graphic Design Marketplace

“They got us a fast running site while using minimal hardware.”

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

Ronas IT provides network and server administration services for a graphics design marketplace. Their work includes server and database optimization as well as software patches.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
British Columbia, Canada
Founder, Graphics Design Marketplace
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Ronas IT’s work has contributed to the site’s health and minimal downtime. The team is communicative, responsive, and gets the job done. Customers can expect a well-organized vendor that makes any necessary optimizations to ensure their clients’ sites are running at peak performance.

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 owner of a graphics design marketplace.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Ronas IT?

Our lead developer needed assistance with network and server administration.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They made sure our backend infrastructure was performing well. That included server and database optimization, software patches, and making sure we had a good backup system.

What is the team composition?

I worked with two members of their team.

How did you come to work with Ronas IT?

Our lead developer went to the same university as the head of Ronas IT. We hired them through a freelancer platform.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent just about $15,000 so far.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together April 2013, and our work is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Over the last 10 years, our site has performed well and we’ve had very little downtime.

How did Ronas IT perform from a project management standpoint?

It’s usually my lead developer that communicates with them. As far as I know, it’s been straight forward and they’ve been very responsive.

What did you find most impressive about them?

When things were growing fast for us, and our site was starting to slow down, they were able to do some impressive optimizations. They got us a fast running site while using minimal hardware.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, not really. They do what they say they will.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Make sure that both parties are clear on what to expect out of each other and things will go very well.

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

Systems Admin & Dev Support for Software Company

"Their team is reliable and produces high-quality work."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Sept. 2010 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Ronas IT provides services including systems administration, various types of development, graphic design and UI design for a software company. 

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Sydney, Australia
Employee, Private Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The work has been consistently high quality, as well as Ronas IT’s overall services. The team is able to communicate effectively and manage the work well. Their ability to get the work completed accurately stands out. 

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the director of a private company. 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Ronas IT?

We hired them to provide specific IT services.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They provide systems administration, PHP development and frontend development. Some of their services also include graphic design and UI design. 

What is the team composition?

I’ve worked with around six people from their team. 

How did you come to work with Ronas IT?

We ran an ad on Upwork and hired them. 

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent over $60,000. 

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in 2010 and we’ve been working together since. 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Their work is very high quality and we’re happy with it. 

How did Ronas IT perform from a project management standpoint?

Communication has never been an issue. Their English language abilities are very strong. We’ve used Jira in the past, as well as GitHub. 

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their team is reliable and produces high-quality work. They get it right the first time. 

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, there’s nothing they could improve at this time. 

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Make sure you go in with an idea of what you want first and what the end result should look like.

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

Web Dev & UI for Visual Technical Analysis Software

“All of his designs are creative and elegant in their simplicity.”

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

Ronas IT provides web UI/UX design services for a technical analysis software company. They’ve created several sites for thus far.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Los Altos, California
Principal, Visual Engineering Inc.
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Ronas IT’s work has been met with positive acclaim. The team is technically skilled, has an excellent grasp of user needs, and responds well to feedback. Customers can expect an efficient team that exceeds expectations.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m a principal at Visual Engineering, a software company in the San Francisco Bay Area. We specialize in highly interactive, visually oriented, technical analysis software for the financial services industry.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Ronas IT?

We needed help with UI and web development.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Our software is very complex and we provide a lot of user options. In addition, our products run a many different platforms and we try to maintain a similar UX between desktop, web and mobile. We hired Alex to address specific interface issues but he has also designed the entire UI from the ground up. They’ve also been responsible for designing several of our websites over the years.

We’ve worked with Alex on many different projects and they all begin with a detailed description of what we’re looking for. They would generally include visual examples, highlight a specific approach we wanted Alex to pursue, or leave the design approach open-ended. We would present the designs internally or to our clients, in either static or animated form, receive feedback and iterate on the design before we begin coding.

What is the team composition?

I work directly with Alex (Technical Lead Developer), generally providing project requirements, feedback generated from design concepts, and coordinate timing. We have worked with others on the Ronas team but more from the standpoint of getting preliminary development and cost information on projects we would pitch to our clients. We haven't had the opportunity to work on a long term basis with other Ronas team members but they have been responsive and helpful on a preliminary basis

How did you come to work with Ronas IT?

We found them on a freelance platform.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent within the $25,000–$50,000 range.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in 2015, and our relationship is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Our products receive excellent reviews for their design and relative ease of use. UX is always rated highly. 

Our clients frequently come to us and Alex for constructive design reviews and we always come back with alternatives that exceed expectations.

How did Ronas IT perform from a project management standpoint?

The project management is well organized. We use a variety of tools, as the cases dictated. When we get feedback, internally or externally, we would just give it to Alex and he would take care of it.

What did you find most impressive about them?

We’ve been in business for many years and Alex’s approach to UI design has been pretty consistent with our own. He demonstrates an excellent understanding of user needs and all of his designs are creative and elegant in their simplicity. They’re very well thought out and have an excellent response to feedback. All of these qualities are why they’re our go-to user experience experts.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, not really. They met our expectations 90% of the time and the other 10% we came to a good solution.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Invest enough time to specify the project upfront, and give them enough time to prepare. We’ve done that and our projects have never gone south.

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

Web Dev for Graphics Company

"I’d be happy to recommend Ronas IT to other people who want to use them."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
June 2009 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Ronas IT rebuilt a website from scratch in PHP, Apache, MySQL, and the Zend Framework to handle a high traffic load. They’ve since developed other sites and supplied sysadmin management as well.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Campbell, California
Manager, Graphics Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The website supported four million monthly users with minimal performance issues, which Ronas IT has been quick to solve. They delivered the site faster than expected and remain responsive to requests. Their top-notch customer service defines the 10-year partnership.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the manager of a few websites in Silicon Valley.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Ronas IT?

We hired them to build a very sophisticated website. We first contracted another vendor to build the site, but it didn’t stand up under a high traffic load. We contacted Ronas IT to fix the site, but they said the code was so bad that they had to rebuild it from scratch.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Ronas IT rebuilt the site in PHP, Apache, and MySQL using the Zend Framework. I’m happy it was built with a framework. They’ve also built other sites for us.

What is the team composition?

Initially, we worked with a full-time developer, a part-time tester, a part-time systems administrator (sysadmin), and a part-time graphic artist. The developer left the company about a year ago. Ronas IT didn’t have a replacement so we hired a person outside their company to fill in the position. Ronas IT has been gracious to the developer and let him work with the project manager and team.

How did you come to work with Ronas IT?

We found them on oDesk, which now goes by Upwork. It let us search contractors, read feedback and ratings by other customers, interview those customers, and hire them. We did that with Ronas IT and got very positive feedback from their customers. Because of that, we felt confident that they were a good team.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent over $250,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

The partnership started in June 2009. We’re still working with them on a limited basis — about 3–4 hours per week. We’ve scaled it down since our developer at Ronas IT left a year ago and we found a new outside developer.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The original timeline estimate was for six months, which we thought was optimistic. Ronas IT eventually finished the website in about a year. We tend to expect developers to take 3–4 times as much time as they estimate, so the fact that Ronas IT came in at just twice their estimate pleased us!

More importantly, the website quickly grew in traffic to four million visitors a month and withstood the heavy load. It’s a sophisticated, database-driven website. We’ve experienced some performance issues, but Ronas IT jumped right on and fixed those. Overall, we’re pleased with its performance.

We since have had them upgrade the site and work on another website for us. I’m really pleased with them and glad we found them. I’d be happy to recommend Ronas IT to other people who want to use them.

How did Ronas IT perform from a project management standpoint?

They’re very responsive to our requests. Ronas IT’s engineers are very talented and capable, and they have very good English writing skills. We don’t speak very often; instead, we communicate in writing over email and our project management system. We’re using their system this day. It’s been helpful to control the project; it opens tickets and lets us communicate with the Ronas IT team.  Occasionally, we’ll text over Skype or SMS messages, and if something’s very important, I’ll talk to them on the phone.

Are there any areas they could improve?

We had one issue with an engineer that wasn’t doing what he was supposed to be doing. We turned that over to the project manager; they were clearly angry with the developer, didn’t charge us for those hours, and reassigned a new engineer. I was pleased with that.

However, Ronas IT also hasn’t upgrade servers to the latest version, which they probably should have. I asked them to because I was concerned about security. They turned down the request because we had a firewall and were unlikely to be attacked. Down the road, we found out that we wanted to use some new features on our website that weren’t available on older versions of our server software. I wonder if it was because we were on a tight development schedule, and that would have pushed our timeline. But I wish I could better understand their thought process.

Any advice for potential customers?

Things have gone smoothly for us, obviously. We’re still using them after over 10 years. I’d advise customers that are using them for sysadmin tasks to make sure they update your server applications.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They’ve exceeded my expectations.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I’m very likely to recommend them.

Design Support for Software & Mobile Engineering Company

“Their creative thinking process and willingness to engage in every part of the process was very impressive.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
May 2014 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Working with given wireframes, Ronas IT has delivered Photoshop mockups and visual design artifacts to a custom software development company for multiple projects. They’ve also contributed mobile designs.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Atlanta, Georgia
Carlzell Marshall
CEO, Marshall Innovative Solutions, LLC
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The team facilitated success by constantly getting the company involved in their design process, which allowed them to create designs that properly reflect the companies requirements. They demonstrated the capability of working independently will leveraging contemporary design trends.

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 manage Marshall Innovative Solutions, which is a software engineering company. We focus on custom software development, SharePoint initiatives, and mobile development and design. 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Ronas IT?

We hired them to help with our design initiatives. While creating a workflow in .NET, we wanted their input on improving our UX.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

After I created wireframes for the workflow on my end, we leveraged their team to translate those wireframes into Photoshop mockups and visual design artifacts. We also work with them on mobile designs for both iOS and Android.

What is the team composition?

We worked closely with Alex (Designer & Art Director) on many projects. I also collaborate with another mid-level graphic designer.  

How did you come to work with Ronas IT?

I first discovered them on Upwork. After obtaining a few referrals from others that have used them in the past, I decided to hire them. 

How much have you invested with them?

Our individual projects are typically pretty small. They typically cost about $350–$450. 

What is the status of this engagement?

We started collaborating in May 2014, and I’m still working with them on an ongoing basis.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Alex does a wonderful job of translating our requirements into visual design artifacts. They needed little supervision, able to ideate on strong solutions. After two iterations, I often find that they go above and beyond the required scope of the project. They’re detail-oriented and able to put modern trends into practice.  

How did Ronas IT perform from a project management standpoint?

I use Microsoft DevOps for most of my agile projects, which allows me to assign resources and tasks to different members of the team. At the end of each sprint, their team always comes forward with a deliverable. Their work always aligns with our expectations. 

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their creative thinking process and willingness to engage in every part of the process was very impressive. They do a great job of involving stakeholders in the design process.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, they go far beyond the scope of work to achieve outcomes. 

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Reach out to their project manager ahead of time to discuss your deadline-oriented goals. From there, they can drive the creative parts of the process.

5.0
Overall Score They have a UX-focused process.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I’m very likely to recommend them.

UX/UI Design & Development for HR Training Company

"We valued the input from the team and the level of communication."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
May 2019 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

An HR training company hired Ronas IT to act as design partners. They took basic wireframes and completed a full UX/UI design and product development on their platform. They handled QA as well.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Brisbane, Australia
Todd Pavlou
Co-Founder, Facta Behavioural Harmonics
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The universal feedback thus far has been praising the look and feel of the UX/UI work done by Ronas IT. The project manager from Ronas IT was fantastic, as he was always available and challenged the team respectfully. Ronas IT was responsive, collaborative, and communicative.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am one of the co-founders of Facta Behavioural Harmonics. Facta is the User Guide for your workplace relationships. We are a human resources & training company, focused on assisting organisations to create more positive and productive workplaces.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Ronas IT?

We hired Ronas IT to work with us as our production design partners. Ronas IT took our basic wireframes and completed a full UX/UI design and product development on the Facta platform. www.facta.com.au

What were your goals for this project?

The goal of the project was to create a basic MVP for beta testing. It included integration with a party provider. The team at Ronas surpassed the goals of the project and we ended up with a full-function product.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We interviewed a number of vendors across India, Russia and locally and Australia. As non-technical founders, we needed a partner who would challenge our thinking and provide ideas and alternatives. From the start, we had confidence that Ronas would do this and we were not disappointed when we started working together.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

We aimed to create an employee engagement platform which was based on behavioural profiling. The project included full UX/UI design and engineering. Integration with a 3rd party provided was also required. Ronas completed all QA.

What was the team composition?

Ronas IT was able to form a team (max 4 at project peak) of specialists in UX/UI, Front End, Back End, Quality etc. After the first phase was completed, we have still been able to gain access to team members for continual improvements.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

At this stage, we are demonstrating the product and gaining user feedback. Universally, potential customers are commenting about the look and feel of the product. The project has allowed us to know test our theory and gain user feedback.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

Our project manager, Evgeniy, was fantastic. Very responsive, challenged us respectfully and was always available. We used GitHub for communication as well as email and Hangouts. No issues with language between Russia and Australia.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

We valued the input from the team and the level of communication. They had a very collaborative approach to the whole process. They worked with us when the project ran slightly over time (note, as novice founders we underestimated how much IT projects overrun) and would investigate solutions to issues without a concern.

Are there any areas for improvement?

The only area for improvement was the overrun on time of the project. With that said, this was mainly due to our lack of knowledge of IT projects as novice founders.

5.0
Overall Score Highly recommend to anyone looking for a development partner who thinks and works with you - not just follow the bouncing ball.
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Very consistent and communication was always good if deadlines were to be missed.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Very competeitive
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Quality and reliable code
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    Have already referred to three other companies

Website Improvements for Online Marketplace

"They're always on top of everything."

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

Ronas IT provides site maintenance for an online marketplace provider. Their work included creating an automated email service and an auction service on the frontend of the platform. 

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Denver, Colorado
Eric Winegar
Managing Partner
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Ronas IT’s efforts have been met with positive reception. The team is communicative, hard-working, and efficient. Customers can expect a diligent team that pays for itself.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I'm a managing partner at an online marketplace that provides mineral owners in the United States with a place to sell the mineral rights for maximum value.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Ronas IT?

We needed someone who could clean up our website and build on to what was already in place.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They mostly do maintenance. They build out a lot of new things to help us become more efficient, like automated email services and things like that that could be built into the system. They've also helped us create an auction system on the frontend.

What is the team composition?

We work with a primary developer and a server administrator who are extremely well qualified.

How did you come to work with Ronas IT?

We originally found them on UpWork.

How much have you invested with them?    

We've spent about $50,000 with them.

What is the status of this engagement?

We began working together in March 2016, and our engagement is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

From an efficiency standpoint, I'd say that their work has led to us not needing to hire people. Our cost savings far outweigh the amount of money we've spent with them,

How did Ronas IT perform from a project management standpoint?

They've performed extremely well. We communicate via GitHub, and a ticketing system.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their communication has been extremely fast and good. They're always on top of everything. A lot of our projects haven't been priorities, but there have been critical things like the website being down. When those things arise, they're on top of it even when it's after hours or vacation. They're very quick to make that happen.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, honestly, I don't think so.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

My advice is to make sure whatever technology stack you're looking to deal with matches up to what their development team has ready in terms of staffing.

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