Building products that matter

At Speck, we take great pride in two things. One is building meaningful web and mobile products and the other is our consultative approach to each and every client. You are the one who knows your business best and we are the ones who will give it the boost it needs!

We are an experienced team of developers, designers, product experts and marketers with the ability and willingness to listen, devise and execute. Our expertise is most prominent with large scale web and mobile projects. All of our work is designed and developed with a high sense of commitment and ownership, always with you, our client, and your end users in mind.

Our solutions are built with modern technologies and product strategies which ensure your product will be scalable, maintainable and highly marketable.

 
$10,000+
 
$50 - $99 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2017
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Zagreb, Croatia
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Key clients: 

KidzToPros, Combis, Autoskola.hr

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Web & Mobile App Dev for Education Platform

"Speck is thorough in every aspect, from clean code to detailed reports."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
June 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Speck provides a variety of development services, such as experienced UI/UX design and project management, for a complex, multi-faceted app. They also rebuilt the platform to improve currency and scalability.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Fremont, California
Shane Fernandes
Co-Founder, KidzToPros
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The app has doubled its user base and directly contributed to company expansion. With meticulous planning, in-depth user testing, and extensive expertise in current technologies, Speck produced an intuitive, robust product poised for future growth. They adapt seamlessly to changing requirements.  

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

KidzToPros is a platform that provides STEM- and sports-based after-school enrichment programs and summer camps. Our vision is to provide meaningful enrichment to the 23 million elementary-aged kids across the US who either do not have access to or cannot afford these activities. Over 5,000 parents enroll more than 6,000 kids in weekly programs held in 150 schools across 15 cities on the West Coast. As the COO, I lead all ongoing operations regarding platform growth and development. 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Speck?

We hired Speck for the design, development, and project management of the KidzToPros platform. We also anticipate engaging them for digital marketing and business scalability support shortly.

What were your goals for this project?

Our goal is to develop an easy-to-use platform that facilitates multiple user roles and makes after-school programs accessible, affordable, and safe for kids across the country. We wanted to specifically address the challenges kids, parents, schools, coaches and instructors face regarding safety, reliability, and opportunity in organization and communication.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

Early in the planning stages, we knew that UX/UI was going to be our biggest challenge; the app features many roles and many different features for those roles. We had already begun development but were looking for someone to assist with the design. During a web search, we discovered a blog post and work showcase by Speck’s lead UX/UI designer. We arranged a meeting, and after the first design sprint, we were convinced by their strong display of skill in modern technologies. 

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

KidzToPros is a platform for after-school activities that enables parents to enroll their kids in after-school programs and keep track of their activities. It also allows schools to hire vendors and organize programs and schedules, and provides the option for coaches and instructors to manage their activities in coordination with schools, vendors, and parents.

At the time we engaged Speck, we definitely needed to revise the platform design, but we were also considering rebuilding the platform with modern technologies, with which Speck was greatly experienced. With the mobile app now based on technologies such as Node.js, React, and ReactNative, we hope to ensure its scalability as our company and user base grow.

What was the team composition?

Speck’s current team consists of two UX/UI designers, four developers, and one project manager. 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

KidzToPros is an ongoing project. However, since hiring Speck, our user base has doubled, and we have expanded our business to two new additional states. The team is thorough in every aspect, from clean code to detailed reports. They really pay attention to the smallest UX/UI design details. 

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

The collaboration between the project manager and myself has been great, and I work closely with the entire team on a daily basis. An initial team was established at the outset, but as the project has grown, every new addition to the team is carefully planned so that the adjustment period does not set us behind schedule in any way.

Everything is going smoothly, due in large part to Speck’s workflow consolidation in regards to defining new tasks and reporting completed ones. We have occasional revisions, but this is to be expected with such a large project.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Their user testing is detailed and uncompromising. Establishing customer journeys has helped us understand how our product is being used and how we can optimize our acquisition funnel.

Are there any areas for improvement?

There are no issues thus far.

5.0
Overall Score I have no objections to their work or management.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Thanks to very accurate road mapping and time projections, there have been no delays.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    For us as a US-based company, their quality comes at a reasonable price.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They deliver clean code and top-quality UX/UI design.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I would always recommend Speck as a partner.

SaaS Platform Dev for ICT Company

"They demonstrate a proactive level of ownership and in-depth knowledge of modern technologies…"

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

Speck designed and built three cloud-based SaaS applications using React and Node.js. They conducted market research, led user testing, and created UI/UX mockups before development. The project is ongoing.

The Reviewer
 
201-500 Employees
 
Zagreb, Croatia
Mario Mustapić
Head of Cloud Development Department, Combis d.o.o.
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Two of the three applications have already deployed; the third is underway. Speck delivers high-quality, customizable, and user-friendly products on time and at excellent value. Daily reports, technical expertise, and a willingness to take ownership of the project make for a smooth workflow.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m the head of the cloud development department for Combis d.o.o., a leading ICT (internet and communications technology) company in the Adriatic region.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Speck?

We engaged Speck to develop and design the UI/UX for three SaaS applications as part of a product bundle for telecommunications infrastructure. They also provided project management and user testing.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted to create an advanced set of cloud-based applications with a unified interface and a user-friendly experience. The products needed a high level of customizability and intuitiveness for the end customers. We also wanted them built in React and Node.js to make customization, scalability, and maintenance easy.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

Some of our team members were already familiar with Speck’s expertise. The Speck team had proven their knowledge in React, ReactNative, and Node.js at an international ReactNative meetup. 

In our initial conversation, they presented their workflow and a brief from their lead designer and project manager. We felt that their client-oriented approach matched our needs and that they would deliver within our timeframe and budget.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

Speck developed three cloud-based SaaS applications for us: a Virtual Private Server (VPS), a Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) platform, and a product called CloudMail. 

The team first led market research to define the best architecture and methodology to use for each product. They then conducted a design sprint with the lead designer and project manager. They created mockups for the layout, and after a few revisions, we agreed on the general frontend design and architecture across all applications.

Development has been a straightforward process. Speck uses technologies that enable continuous integration and delivery, which means faster updates for our end customers.

What was the team composition?

We work with a dedicated team that comprises three developers, a project manager, and a designer.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Two of the three products—VPS and DRaaS—are already deployed to our marketplace and being used by end customers, business, and private clients.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

Speck leads a cohesive workflow. We use agile methodology to revise and improve features promptly if needed. They provide thorough daily reports and are willing to elaborate on decisions and make adjustments at our request.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

The team is truly dedicated to our needs. They demonstrate a proactive level of ownership and in-depth knowledge of modern technologies, Node.js, and React. We think of our collaboration with Speck as a long-term partnership with their team.

Are there any areas for improvement?

No, we’re thrilled with Speck so far. Our continued engagement is a testament to their high-quality work.

5.0
Overall Score Their experience, knowledge, and detailed management meet our every need.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    We established a realistic timeframe and Speck hasn’t had any setbacks.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Their price-to-quality ratio is outstanding.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Speck demonstrates technical expertise with cutting-edge technologies and can adapt to new tasks on short notice.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I’ve already referred their team and would refer them again in the future.