Custom Web & Mobile Development

Helping early-stage startups going to market with MVP (Fixed Price), later-stage startups saving costs on SW dev by providing dedicated teams (T&M) and established businesses with business processes automation on a project-based basis.

Built software solutions across the following domains: HRTech, FinTech, SAAS, Marketplaces, eCommerce, CRM.

Our main stack: Node, Angular, React.

 

 
$5,000+
 
$25 - $49 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2014
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Brest, Belarus
headquarters

Portfolio

Key clients: 

SMBs: Fit Reisen, Quicket, MyMun, Endpoint Consulting, Worldstores etc; Startups: Thing-it, PapayaGlobal, Didomi, Loodse, Clickify, Dealtable, ONEO, Prep Social etc.

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SaaS Platform Dev for Privacy Management Company

"We valued their consistent communication and flexibility in scaling resources as needed."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Dec. 2017 - May 2018
Project summary: 

SmartexLab provided developers to build an MVP of a single-page Angular platform. They made features in Typescript and CSS using pre-existing designs. They’re now providing support services for future updates.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
New York
Jawad Stouli
CTO, Didomi
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The MVP’s launch was met with praise from stakeholders. SmartexLab made the workflow as smooth as possible with frequent updates on progress and daily check-ins. They scaled their team depending on the project’s needs, leading to an excellent final product that met all specifications.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the chief technology officer at Didomi, a privacy management company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with SmartexLab?

We were looking to hire remote engineers to build a platform’s MVP.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

The platform is a single-page Angular app that allows clients to manage their accounts with us. Using designs that we provided, SmartexLab configured the software to match our expectations. They developed features using Typescript and CSS. We oversaw testing, but their team writes automated tests as well. 

What is the team composition?

We worked with three software engineers during the development process, but now we only use one. 

How did you come to work with SmartexLab?

We found them through an online search. After speaking with a few companies, we found SmartexLab to be highly flexible about adapting their resources to meet our needs. They excel in screening profiles and interviewing prospective engineers before we start working with them; we haven’t always had the experience with other vendors. 

How much have you invested with them?

We spent $50,000–$100,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in December 2017, and the product went live in May 2018. SmartexLab still provides ongoing support to create future iterations.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

SmartexLab’s high-quality code ensured a top-notch final product. They helped us bring our MVP to market, where we’ve received positive feedback from our clients. We wouldn’t be where we are today without their work.

How did SmartexLab perform from a project management standpoint?

We oversaw the project and SmartexLab’s engineers. They did excellent and timely work. We received day-to-day updates on progress, time estimates, and potential issues. Their transparency and reliability made our collaboration easy.

What did you find most impressive about them?

We valued their consistent communication and flexibility in scaling resources as needed.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, I can’t think of anything.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Prepare your specifications well in advance so that your outsourced engineers can start working as soon as possible. Having designs and workflows will also help the process, even if you decide to make changes down the road. 

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

Multiple App Development for Product Development Studio

"They’re pretty fast and efficient across the board with all of our projects."

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

SmartexLab provides team augmentation on a variety of dynamic development projects for both web and mobile. Members of the team come on board for small, weeklong projects or mid-size engagements.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
New York, New York
CEO, Product Development Studio
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

SmartexLab has delivered strong, functional work, and they’ve delivered quickly. Reliable and capable of hitting deadlines, they have maintained a positive working relationship over the course of years. There are no significant areas for improvement.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I run a product development firm that builds mobile apps and websites and does design, graphics, and video for a variety of US-based venture funded startups all the way to public companies.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with SmartexLabs?

We needed good, efficient developers and wanted to find an agency with a robust enough bench of developers and a versatile enough skill set that we could pop developers on and off projects, regardless of what type of project it was. We needed a versatile agency to be able to call upon short notice and would be dynamic and adaptive as our projects change.   

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They helped with software development for mobile and web applications. We do a lot of AngularJS projects which is a JavaScript framework for frontend development, and then typically do Django as the backend framework. My company uses that for everything, and their company has a lot of good developers in that framework. Those are their two specialties. They also have Swift developers for iOS. We haven’t done any Android apps with them.

It was anywhere from one to five developers at any given time that we’ll be using from them. It depends on how many projects we have and what developers we have internally. When I say developers, that also includes project managers because a lot of their project managers are pretty technical, too.

We’ve come to just trust them in giving us someone who can get the job done. I don’t review resumes. We have started to build relationships with some of the developers that they have given us. Sometimes we’ll request somebody specific if we know they’re good at something particular.

How did you come to work with SmartexLab?

It was through an online search. Before Aleksey [Chepovoi, Developer] started this agency, I had worked with him on something. Then I brainstormed with them to set up the agency, which is also nice because it grew to the needs that my company had. It was Aleksey that I found first and knowing him through the process of him setting up his agency. What stood out was that he had a good portfolio with a cool project on it.

How much have you invested with SmartexLab?

Everything has been under $10,000. That ranges from a little project where some are for a week for a few hundred bucks up to $5,000 or $10,000. 

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with them in 2013. It’s been a long time.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The tricky thing is that my agency doesn’t advertise that we use contractors, so I wouldn’t want to share any specific project that would be online attributed to them. But if it’s just for the sake of you assessing them and giving them a subjective rating just editorially, then you can check out a company called dealtable.com. His developers built that platform. It’s actually a company that we’re running it within our firm, so I still wouldn’t want to attribute that to him anywhere, but you can just poke around and see it’s a pretty good app. They’re pretty fast and efficient across the board with all of our projects.

How did SmartexLab perform from a project management standpoint?

They have been pretty good at hitting deadlines. They are as good as anybody in terms of that.

What did you find most impressive about SmartexLab?

They’re just good across the board. You can expect that you will get something good and pretty reliable. We’ve been working with them for so long and have had a pretty consistently good relationship.

Are there any areas SmartexLab could improve?

Nothing that I haven’t seen even worse from other agencies.

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

Frontend Dev for New Hotel Website

"The developer implemented our requirements quickly."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
4.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
May 2018 - Feb. 2019
Project summary: 

SmartexLab provided frontend support for an extranet redevelopment. Services included the creation of frontend templates and the replacement of outdated software.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Leipzig, Germany
Head of Project Management and Development, Hotel Website
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

This developer executed the project specifications efficiently as part of an effective partnership. Their thorough analysis of the purpose behind the development ensured they could support the redevelopment successfully.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m the head of project management and development for a website providing hotel arrangements for short trips.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire SmartexLab?

We needed frontend support for the redevelopment of our extranet, the system wherein our partners maintain products for sale on our main site.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted a more functional and user-friendly system for our partners.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

They were recommended to us by our parent company.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

They developed frontend templates and displaced outdated software.

What was the team composition?

We worked directly with a single developer.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The collaboration was effective and the developer implemented our requirements quickly.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

Their developer took the time to understand the purpose before beginning any task.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

We especially liked that he asked the right questions.

Are there any areas for improvement?

No, I can’t think of anything.

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