Crafting Brands, Building Apps and Websites

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Creating mobile apps and websites for eCommerce, Art Communities, Sports, Games, Finance, Social Media and other Online Services. Our apps stay on people's phones. Our websites are fast and modern. We love big projects but never shy away from bold startups.

Things are cheaper where we live that's why we charge less. We respect immovable deadlines that's why we work fast. We hate to let users down that's why we root for quality.

We study the goals of a business before we start and only work on the projects which we can help. Design is our strong suit but we never let it get out of hand – all our designs are practical. We write reusable code that anyone can edit further on but we like to stay and support our products after the launch.

Expertise:

- Mobile app development. For iPhone and Android. Scalable and compatible with the latest phone models.

- Web development. Modern and fast websites with mindful interface design.

- Experience design. Everything can work but delight has to be designed. We do that.

- Branding and illustration. Custom artworks that add friendliness.

Facts:

Founded in 2006
500+ indie and enterprise projects
106 talents discovered
#50 design team on Dribbble

 
$10,000+
 
$25 - $49 / hr
 
50 - 249
 Founded
2006
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Portfolio

Key clients: 

Metro, CG Society, Altium, Cubebrush, Swyft, TBWA\RAAD

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Evently Life

Evently Life is an app to purchase concert and other events tickets. The idea was to make a clean-looking and user-friendly app, easy to understand, and visually appealing. Features include improved personalization, the ability to purchase tickets not only for upcoming events but also for the past ones for the purposes of collection, and improved QR code security.

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Fourpi Capital

Fourpi Capital is a company that provides an independent financial analysis for clients from more than 16 countries in various industries. In order to stay successful, a business should always keep up with time and trends. We completely rebranded the company's identity and redesigned the website.

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SELECT

SELECT is a program that offers its members exclusive and unlimited benefits with premier brands at over 1.6M locations worldwide. The scope of our work included branding, design, and development of an iOS app, Android app design, website design, membership card, and custom merch design. As a result, the company has seen an increase in membership, handling it well with the current economic situation.

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Multifamily Modeling

Multifamily Modeling is a company with a 10-year-long experience that builds sophisticated, straightforward financial models for multifamily investors and developers and provides consulting services throughout the US. Our job was to rebrand the company, redesign the website with the help of meaningful illustrations and product highlights. It was important to establish a professional look as well as promote functionality.

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Builddie

Builddie is a Smart Building System that uses artificial intelligence-based solutions to empower users to have absolute and real-time control over residential energy costs and savings. [RL] It collects data throughout the household and balances your comfort, energy usage, and budget while learning your preferences. [RL] Bulddie’s mission is to lead the world in residential energy savings by focusing on environmentally friendly

algorithms of energy consumption.
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ADCNTRL

ADCNTRL is a cloud-based ad-tracking software for campaign management, data analytics, and optimization tools that makes advertising easier and more profitable. It's a fully-responsive platform with a ton of features, illustrations, and transition animations which make this not just a useful software but delightful as well.

Cinema Tickets

Cinema Tickets App started out as a design challenge after we exchanged stories about our frustrating experiences with buying movie tickets online. This app fixes all the major UX touchpont errors where a conventional app would just bail. A concept was taken further and the app is in production.

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Swyft

Swyft is an international company that makes retail store solutions. Their products include vending machines, automated store soft-and hardware, robots, and cashierless stores. Swyft has developed the industry’s most robust and massively scalable cloud-based automated retail backend solution and implemented it in collaborations with some of the biggest brands in the world like Google, CVS Health, Vodafone and Sennheiser.

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I'm in

I'm in Diary is a mobile app running as a social journal for fast and easy arrangement of events with friends. We did the I'm in app development for iOS and Android as well as the UX design. 

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Cubebrush

We’ve developed Cubebrush to work especially well for artists and students in the film, game, media and entertainment industries. Though, we believe Cubebrush can be massively useful regardless of the industry.

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NPE

NPE is a mobile app for online parking space reserve, providing convenient parking experience as well as job opportunities. Our work with NPE was the app UI/UX design, development, and extensive testing.

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Arthur W. Page Society

The Arthur W. Page Society has been made to connect and strengthen corporate relations. Being the world’s leading professional association for senior public relations, it’s large user base of Chief Communications Officers of Fortune 500 corporations allows corporate executives and educators enrich their professional connections.

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OMGene

OMGene (http://www.omd.com) is an internal mobile application for a business enterprise created as an auxiliary communication and team-building platform. We designed UI and UX for OMGene, engineered the app's functionality, and provide ongoing support.

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3D Molier

3D Molier is a digital modeling studio creating 3D graphics for games and movies across the world. They started out as a group of freelancers but quickly evolved into an international agency with all the traits of a big company but with the grit of a small studio. We redesigned their website to reflect the growth and maintain the visual intensity of the 3D Molier brand.

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Fit for Bucks

This is an app that takes the steps you accumulate through the day and brings you to the local stores which accept those steps in exchange for their products and services. Yes, you pay with your steps. A unique business model of the app made the user flow design a challenge we are proud of.

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CGPLUS.COM

CGPLUS.COM is a social networking platform for professional digital artists. It is a place to share works, tips and tricks, tools and network with friends, search for jobs and more. We focus on artists in the entertainment industry, illustrators and sequential artists (comics). 

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FLEX

Flex is a personal fitness training app we designed and developed under the supervision of Calvert Bauer, a leading fitness instructor in the country. The app offers the simplest and most intuitive fitness routine on the market. It also promotes the importance of nutrition by creating individual diet plans.

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My Movies

With our My Movies device sync you can enjoy your movie collection anywhere in the house. Whether on your laptop, mobile or even your Smart TV, My Movies helps you find that perfect movie for any occasion.

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Wulfing Store

Fashion Store. Inspired by an extremely authentic street fashion brand stores, we are bringing the same product-based presentation and powerful imagery with minimum distraction. Focusing on seamless buying experience, we are putting a lot of the common estore features aside to make sure the product is the key.

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Fit-In-Turn Fitness Profile

We are glued to our phones. Among all the procrastination and ADD, this can be beneficial. We wanted to explore this in term of fitness which is the most compelling benefit as well as the most challenging. Here's the deal. You sign up as an intern of a coach the rest is the ordeal. You can compete in daily challenges, learn new moves, win points, and reach goals.

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Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Gi Shop

The unofficial sport of the company is brazilian jiu-jitsu. It's a culture as much as it is a martial art and the uniforms we use are beautiful pieces of work. Inspired by the Gracie Barra Wear store, we created this redesign and transition animations to bring a little UX into bjj.

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Payment Protection Technology

Taking a 3D payment security technology (whatever that is) and using the tesseract analogy for the illustration. This time we've built the page organically around the illustration which exudes confidence. Kind of what you need from a payment protection service.

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Ambitious

Ambitious is a conceptual architect social network. We wanted to tap into the close-knit professional community and design an expereince that fits the industry. Like in the real architecture, we abide to the visual hierarchy and balance of the styles. Emulating materials and building process is a way to bring immersion into the experience.

Reviews

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Web Design & Development for Art Education Platform

“The whole team is experienced in the workflow so the process is efficient and organized.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
July 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Shakuro handles web design and development services for an e-learning art platform. They're handling the front- and backend development of the platform and built social networking and gamification features.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 employees
 
San Diego, California
Stan Prokopensko
Founder, Proko LLC
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The partner is happy with the deliverables, and the platform's beta version just launched. The Shakuro team effectively manages the server with no issues or bugs. Their communication skills complement their project management style. They're highly skilled and possess a problem-solving mindset.

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 and CEO of Proko LLC. We make educational art videos on how to draw.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Shakuro?

Our previous website was just a WordPress platform but it got to a point when it wasn’t cutting it anymore. My community on YouTube was growing so I wanted to create a custom website that’d allow us to have more control of our features and build more of a social network.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Shakuro built the platform using Ruby on Rails. We just launched the beta version last month, that was the first deliverable that’s gone to the public. The platform is an online school that allows users to watch videos and keep track of their progress. Working and designing from scratch, they’ve built a database as well as handled front- and backend development. They also redid my logo.

On the frontend, they built a social network. All of the commenting and discussion features are accompanied by the ability to add images, tag other users, and follow accounts. There’s a news feed that’s tailored toward every user. There are also gamification features involved where people get credit for everything they do on the site including watching videos, helping others, and completing assignments.

What is the team composition?

The exact number has changed according to the development stage but at any given time it’s been around six. Michael (Project Manager) is our main point of contact.

How did you come to work with Shakuro?

I found them through a recommendation. I talked to the founder of a website that’s similar in scope and in our same industry. He put me in touch with Kostya (Founder & CEO). We had a meeting, and I really liked everything he said so we moved forward.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve invested about $750,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

Our ongoing engagement started in July 2017.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We launched the beta version of the platform and invited a few hundred testers so hopefully, we’ll be able to receive some metric-related feedback soon. Shakuro has been running my WordPress site, and we haven’t had a single issue or bug since they took over. Their ability to manage the server and keep it running has been way better than what I had before.

How did Shakuro perform from a project management standpoint?

I have meetings twice a week with the project manager. We usually communicate over Skype but will instant message throughout the week. During these meetings, we discuss features we need to work on and ones they’ve already done. We also discuss questions and how we’ll go about them. They use Jira for their scrum system; I have access to it and will occasionally take a look at it.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their organization and skill level are excellent. Shakuro hires very skilled developers who know what they’re doing so they don’t waste time. They always bring up very good concerns before starting. Their team members know exactly what questions to ask as well as any problems that need to be figured out before they begin.

The whole team is experienced in the workflow so the process is efficient and organized. I always know what to expect and how long it will take. It’s a pleasure doing it because I never find bugs or get frustrated.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, I can’t think of anything.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Have trust in them, they do what they’re doing. It’s important to have a good project manager. Make sure to communicate regularly with them; it makes their job easier as well. Provide feedback and stay focused on the goal of the project without bombarding new features all the time.

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

Tech Work for Smart Home Automation Software

"The results have been out of this world. Amazing!"

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

An AI startup hired Shakuro to build its platform. The handled the technical aspects of the project, designing the company website, smart home automation app, and smart IoT software.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Nana Wilberforce Ph.D
Co-Founder & CEO, Builddie
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The results of Shakuro's work has been phenomenal. Their streamlined and efficient team uses their depth of knowledge to provide valuable perspectives and new ideas. 

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

At Builddie we use the power of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to help you lower your monthly bills and protect the planet through lower carbon emissions.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Shakuro?

We hired Shakuro to design the Builddie platform.

What were your goals for this project?

The goals for the project was simplicity, emotional connection to the users whilst at the same time encouraging them to take action such as sign up.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

Prior to hiring Shakuro, we had spoken to a lot of design firms about Builddie. Unfortunately, non of them could grasp the idea per our vision. They either had their own ideas or were totally lost on what a smart home ment. The team from Shakuro on the other hand got the concept as soon as we spoke to them. We saw great alignment in our collective visions and were blown away by the depth of knowledge of their team. To us selecting Shakuro is one of the best decisions we made .

Describe the project in detail.

The goals for the project was simplicity, emotional connection to the users whilst at the same time encouraging them to take action such as sign up. The team from Shakuro discussed the technical aspects of the project with us and afterwards did their own research to get more insights in the industry. Whats surprised us was their eagerness to learn. They took a complex idea and made it simple.

What was the team composition?

The team was comprised of a project manager, a UX /UI designer and illustrator.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any outcomes from the project that demonstrate progress or success?

The team designed our company website, designed our smart home automation app and designed our smart IoT hardware. The results have been out of this world. Amazing!

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

There is a lot of collaboration both in Shakuro and with their clients. From our experience, this has been really useful in getting different perspectives on ideas and thoughts. Shakuro has a really streamlined and efficient team .

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Their depth of knowledge is second to none, their ability to simplify the complex is exceptional and most importantly their humility to ask the right questions is their greatest strength

Are there any areas for improvement?

Not that i can think of. I will encourage them to keep being the pacesetters they are and not rest,. Great team

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

Custom Software & Mobile App Dev for Startup

"They’re skilled at translating the client’s vision into a reality."

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

Shakuro managed full stack development of a project management portal for a market research firm. They implemented a dashboard to oversee initiatives. Using Swift, they developed an iOS app for external users.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Essex, United Kingdom
Sales Director, Startup
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Shakuro delivered platforms that function precisely and support project management capabilities for internal users. The team is transparent and accommodates changes to projects, facilitating effective collaboration. They are efficient and dependable, which results in an ongoing 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 co-founder and sales director of our start-up. We provide an alternate to influencer marketing and market research by empowering consumers to advocate brands they know and trust. 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Shakuro?

We needed to create a project management portal and a corresponding mobile application. We wanted the user-facing app to be sleek and elegant.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We presented our basic ideas to their team, mind-mapping what we wanted to see created. It was a new concept, so Shakuro provided input on the infrastructure. They told us which statistics and metrics to consider.

Their team provided the wireframe and built the UX/UI for us to tweak and approve. From there, they built the project management portal with an internal dashboard.

The platform allows us to manage every stage of a project internally. They built functions for us to create projects, direct payments, and manage contracts. The portal also allows us to send vouchers to users who downloaded the app, which Shakuro created for iOS using Swift.

What is the team composition?

We worked with about 12 people from their team.

How did you come to work with Shakuro?

We looked at several companies’ reviews and narrowed down our options to three agencies for serious consideration. When we interviewed Shakuro, they provided a level of customer service that the other contenders lacked. They communicated clearly and openly. Their team also negotiated their price to accommodate us as a startup. We also liked their experience and positive reviews.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent between $50,000—$100,000 on their services.

What is the status of this engagement?

We began working together in August 2019, and it’s an ongoing partnership. We’re projected to finish the final tweaks from the soft launch at the end of May 2020. After the official launch, they’ll continue to maintain the portal and app.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The purpose of this tool was to allow users to have a smooth experience while we manage their projects internally with just two people. The platform’s efficient and accurate. The hard launch is projected for next month. 

How did Shakuro perform from a project management standpoint?

Their project manager does a wonderful job of managing expectations. Their team communicates well and verbalizes ideas clearly. They’re also quick and flexible. When we wanted to have small sprints, they managed the last-minute tasks well.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They’re skilled at translating the client’s vision into a reality. We didn’t find that ability in other remote companies. Shakuro has also been consistent throughout the entire process, from initial contact to the end.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, I can’t think of anything.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Be open and listen to their ideas. They use their expertise to give opinions and input to optimize outcomes. 

5.0
Overall Score They are fantastic!
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    I would rate higher if I could.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I have already done it several times.

Branding, Design & Mobile Dev for Membership Card Community

"They’re an obvious stand out for design and branding services."

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

Shakuro redesigned a website as well as Android and iOS apps for a membership card company. Using Swift, they rebuilt the iOS app. They also updated the brand identity including the logo and color schemes.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
New York, New York
Carlo Cisco
Founder & CEO, SELECT
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Shakuro delivered satisfying brand collateral and a superior iOS app that received positive user feedback and improved rankings in the App Store. The team is accessible and flexible with schedules to meet critical deadlines. They offer extensive expertise that supports an ongoing 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 founder and CEO of SELECT. We’re a membership card and mobile app that connects people with exclusive events, prices, and perks at over 1.6 million locations and online.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Shakuro?

Our dated designs across our website and mobile applications were our primary challenges. We were in dire need of a design and brand refresh.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Initially, Shakuro focused on design and branding. They created a new logo and color schemes. Then, their team redesigned both our iOS and Android mobile applications as well as our website. Once we got into the iOS designs, our lead developer and Shakuro recommended that we refresh the app. Their team redid our iOS app in Swift and manages monthly updates.

What is the team composition?

We have a main point of contact for design and a second main point of contact for iOS development. We’ve worked with probably 4–5 people in total.

How did you come to work with Shakuro?

I found them on a website where I looked into their work. On that website, they were ranked within the top 50 companies. They completed projects for high-end brands and created modern designs. That’s what made me decide to partner with them.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent around $39,000 on their services.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started in June 2019 and our partnership’s ongoing. Their design work and the iOS project are complete, but they’re our go-to iOS development agency.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Our members loved the new iOS app. It looks and functions better. It’s seamless and rarely crashes. With our previous app, we got bad reviews on the App Store. Our ratings shot up in both the App Store from a 3.8 rating to a 4.8 rating. That’s a combination of Shakuro's designs as well as the quality of their development.

They’re good critical thinkers, so if our existing logic didn’t make sense, they told us. Their team put a lot of time and energy into optimizing our platforms. Our customers also loved our new branding elements. We couldn’t be happier.

How did Shakuro perform from a project management standpoint?

Our main mode of communication’s Slack. We’re based in the US, so the time difference can be challenging. However, they’re always available in the mornings to coordinate details. Their team notifies us well in advance of their national holidays.

They’ve stayed on deadlines. It was important for us to get the iOS app out by the end of the year. There were initial conversations that the deadline didn't look good. But they completed the project when we wanted it. Every time there’s a product that we want ahead, they hit our goal.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Shakuro has a clear focus on quality. Their design and branding work’s outstanding. They did a fantastic job with the iOS app. They’re an obvious stand out for design and branding services. There’s plenty of data and information to reference in support of that claim. Shakuro’s our go-to for design, branding, and iOS development. They’re also great at UX design.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, I don’t think so. Anytime there’s an ongoing engagement, it can be tricky to synchronize timelines. In all honesty, they’ve met our deadlines every time. Their team’s willing to reprioritize, which is an advantage of being an ongoing customer.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Give them your opinions and guidance but let them do their work. When we received the initial branding elements, we were surprised but loved them. Keep communication open as with any design and development relationship.

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

Create Website for Financial Services Company

"They had a deep understanding of my company."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Jun. 2019 - Apr. 2020
Project summary: 

Shakuro developed a website for a financial analytics platform. Their team also provided design services. 

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Moscow, Russia
Alexey Khusnitdinov
Fourpicapital, CEO
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Shakuro produced a high-quality website based on the client’s specifications. They delivered on time and were easy to work with. Their team managed the entire project, including working with the client to develop initial wireframes.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am the CEO and a shareholder of Fourpicapital. We are the creator of a financial analytics product. We work with offices and professionals involved in the stock market.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Shakuro?

I needed someone to create a website for our business.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Shakuro created our website. Their team brought their design expertise to the project and managed the whole project.

What is the team composition?

We worked with around five people from their team.

How did you come to work with Shakuro?

I had several conditions and requirements. Shakuro said they could meet these, so we decided to work with them.

How much have you invested in them?

I spent around $30,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked together from June 2019–April 2020.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

This was my second experience with this type of project. Shakuro provided us with the highest quality end product.

How did Shakuro perform from a project management standpoint?

I have enjoyed the results. They had good project management skills and delivered on time. 

What did you find most impressive about them?

It was interesting to have a relationship with Shakuro. I didn’t prepare technical tasks or specifications. I spoke with the manager and several members of the team. They analyzed my final goal, and they let me know what they thought based on their experience. They were able to develop a site that met all my needs.

Are there any areas they could improve?

The IT industry is new for me and it would be better for me to have them in the office, but the result has been excellent despite that.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

It was a very good experience. They had a deep understanding of my company. I think in the future they can successfully provide financial technology solutions.

5.0
Overall Score We had a friendly relationship and I enjoyed working with them.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    The project was done on time.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    I enjoyed the results, so I think the rate is fair.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Android App Development for Wearables Company

"The team is very professional and performs high-quality work."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Oct. 2019 - Nov. 2019
Project summary: 

Shakuro developed an Android app and implemented testing.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
San Francisco, California
Employee, IT Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The customer approved and successfully deployed the application. The team's consistent communication was a highlight throughout the timeline.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I work for an IT company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Shakuro?

Shakuro developed a custom Android App that connects to our sensor technology.

What were your goals for this project?

Approval by our end customer of the Android App.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

Previously worked with Shakuro.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

Android App development and testing. Cloud and Sensor connectivity in the App.

What was the team composition?

One developer and one project manager.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Our customer approved the App and has deployed it in their market.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

Most of the project was managed by one person via email with weekly updates which was very effective. The code was delivered via repository and bugs were filed via the repository tools and promptly fixed.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

The team is very professional and performs high-quality work.

Are there any areas for improvement?

Shakuro is as professional as it gets and very affordable. Highly recommended with no need for improvement.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Easy to communicate with
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Very affordable
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Professional in every way
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I have used them many times and have referred them already!

E-Commerce Development for Real Estate Investment Firm

"They provided quick response time, professionalism, and great recommendations throughout the project."

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

Shakuro worked from design principles and examples provided by their client to produce a brand guide, including possible logos and color palettes. They also designed and developed an e-commerce website.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Fairfield, Connecticut
Founder & CEO, Real Estate Financial Modeling Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The site delivered by Shakuro satisfied all project requirements and expectations. Their team was professional and organized, maintaining daily updates, meeting all deadlines, and building smooth and scalable UX into the site they developed.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

We build and sell Excel-based financial models for the multifamily real estate industry. I'm the Founder.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Shakuro?

Shakuro handled everything, including logo and website design, branding, and web development.

What were your goals for this project?

I wanted a responsive e-commerce website that I could continue to customize and expand as the business grows. We settled on a responsive Wordpress theme to fulfill this requirement.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

I reached out to vendors through various web design websites after reviewing their previous work. I considered 4-5 companies, and quickly narrowed it down after receiving scope of work and pricing packages. The selection process was solely run by me.

I selected Shakuro because of their great reviews and track record of building websites with professional designs and functionality--all at a reasonable price. They were also very realistic with their timeline, which was appreciated.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

At the start, I provided a general aesthetic and examples of designs that I liked. They used this feedback to craft a brand identity package. The package included over 12 logo possibilities, which I narrowed down within a few days.

The brand identity package also included a color palette for to base the rest of the project on. After solidifying the brand identity, we worked on designing a number of digital illustrations. This process took the longest because I required a number of changes towards the end, which they handled efficiently.

All the while we were working on the UX. After UX and designs were complete, they build the website. Everything, including the e-commerce portion and my required last-minute changes took around 3 months.

What was the team composition?

I dealt with one sales rep and, after signed on, dealt with one project manager with whom I still work today. They made the process easy and straightforward.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Shakuro's built the website I was hoping for. The engagement met all expectations.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

The project manager set a schedule at the start of the project. We had weekly calls and the project manager stuck to the prescribed schedule. If there were any delays, I was notified immediately.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

They provided quick response time, professionalism, and great recommendations throughout the project.

Are there any areas for improvement?

I'm very happy with the service and the product. This is my first experience building an e-commerce business and Shakuro has been vital throughout the process.

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

Mobile App Dev for Media Agency Employees

"In terms of our vision, we had things in mind and they executed what we wanted."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Nov. 2015 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Shakuro provided mobile app development for a media agency. They built a cross-platform app for employees to enhance their work experience with engaging content. They provide ongoing maintenance and support.

The Reviewer
 
201-500 Employees
 
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Zeeshan Merchant
HR Business Partner, OMD UAE
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Diligent and responsive, Shakuro did a great job building the app to specifications. Employees responded positively to the app. Their team had a can-do attitude and always tried to find solutions to any problems. 

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 look after HR OMD Worldwide, a subsidiary of the Omnicom Media Group. We’re a global media services and digital marketing communications company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Shakuro?

We wanted to enhance employee engagement. Our goals were to make our relationships with employees more dynamic and engaging. We thought creating a mobile app platform for internal use that would solve that.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Basically, they created and developed the mobile application. That includes the front- and backend work. The app is available on iOS and Android. They currently manage the app from a development standpoint. As we find ways to improve the app, we have them on retainer for maintenance and overall development.

What is the team composition?

There were at least four people who worked on the app. We have one point of contact that acts as a project manager.

How did you come to work with Shakuro?

Someone who had worked with us previously recommended them. It was purely recommendation-based.

How much have you invested with them?

Since inception, it’s reached about $90,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

The project began in November 2015 and is still ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Our employees have received the app positively. They use it quite frequently. Shakuro added many features to the application and presented our content in an attractive way. It’s gotten to the point where global markets have expressed interest in the app.

In terms of our vision, we had things in mind and they executed what we wanted. Obviously, there’s an initial feeling-out phase is going to be there, but they did well. The app world always needs constant refactoring and development, so we understand that and have them on retainer. It’s generally been smooth.

How did Shakuro perform from a project management standpoint?

They were highly responsive. If there were any issues, they were on top of it. We got responses quickly; they were good from that perspective. We didn’t have a set project management tool.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their ability to take on challenges was impressive. If you wanted to have more information from an analytic standpoint, they would more often than not find a way of bringing it to life. We didn’t get too many negative responses—they would always give it their best shot.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Not much, to be honest. This might not be fully in their hands, but there were a couple of times that the refactorings were a tad late. Maybe a bit of proactivity early on to highlight some issues. But beyond that, nothing really.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

This would be applicable for any developer, but making sure that you have a dedicated and communicative project manager from your side is important. There needs to be two-way dialogue. Don’t leave that aspect hanging—make sure you have a point of contact for them.

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

iOS & Android Mobile App Dev for Advertising Agency

"They were quick to respond to all of our queries."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
May 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Shakuro designed and developed an internal mobile application for employees of an advertising agency. The app provides access to a company newsletter and serves as a digital center for employee engagement.

The Reviewer
 
201-500 Employees
 
United Arab Emirates
Manager, Advertising Agency
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Shakuro successfully delivered a practical application that fostered strong initial employee activity metrics. The team exercised a suitable project management approach highlighted by quick response times and appropriate communication methods.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am a manager at an advertising agency.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Shakuro?

We hired Shakuro to build an internal mobile application for employees of our company.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We relied on Shakuro to design and develop all elements of the mobile app for Android and iOS. We wanted the application to serve as a hub for employee information, where they could find our company newsletters and any relevant articles that we share.

What is the team composition?

Our project team consisted of just one person from Shakuro.  

How did you come to work with Shakuro?

We learned of Shakuro through a referral from our sister company.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent approximately $10,000­–$15,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

Our engagement began in May 2017 and remains ongoing, though the app has been completed.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Once we received the application, we saw a promising level of employee engagement with the product. That figure has since dropped since our internal manager of the app left the company. We have been unable to remedy that solution and provide higher-quality content, but the fact remains that Shakuro delivered a functional app that we’ve been happy with.

How did Shakuro perform from a project management standpoint?

We communicated well through phone calls and emails.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They were quick to respond to all of our queries.

Are there any areas they could improve?

They might have been able to add more metrics that allow us to track engagement.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Future clients can expect a supportive and helpful team.

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

iPad Application Development for Software Company

"Outsourcing development work never went smoothly until we partnered with Shakuro."

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

Shakuro designed and developed an application for iPad. The team connected the solution to its existing desktop version.

The Reviewer
 
501 - 1,000 Employees
 
San Diego, California
Head of Production Marketing, Computer Software Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Shakuro is a proactive partner. They take the initiative without disrupting internal processes or workflows. The team is communicative across a variety of platforms.

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 head of production marketing at Altium, a software company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Shakuro?

Our company has been on the market for more than 30 years, so we had a pretty traditional way of handling the business. Our flagship product was a desktop application, and we were looking to modernize by creating new ways of delivering to the end user. Consequently, our team hired Shakuro to build an iPad app.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Shakuro designed the UX/UI based on our web app’s prototypes and then matched the solution’s beta set to our engineering software. The team developed the iPad app and connected it to the desktop version via the cloud.

What is the team composition?

The 5–6-person team includes one project manager, one UI designer, a web developer, and a backend developer.

How did you come to work with Shakuro?

I received a recommendation from colleagues.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent around $100,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in August 2018 and the partnership is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Outsourcing development work never went smoothly until we partnered with Shakuro. As a company with a firmly established way of doing things, we're not the easiest to work with. However, the Shakuro team has maintained an active role and delivered great results.

How did Shakuro perform from a project management standpoint?

The team is organized and possesses strong project management skills. They have led the partnership without compromising or interfering with our internal processes. We communicate via phone, email, and Jira.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They are proactive and take the lead on projects.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, I cannot think of anything.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Verbalize the scope and expectations to ensure timely deliveries without unnecessary changes or costs.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I would definitely refer them.
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Business Entity Name
Shakuro Inc
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Jurisdiction of Formation
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6130805
Date of Formation
Aug 22, 2016
Last updated
May 20, 2020
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