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We create astonishing web and mobile applications using the modern day frameworks which are focused on building quick-to-market, scalable and fault-tolerant applications.

Our customers get:

  1. Proof of concept
  2. MVP
  3. Ongoing development
  4. Technology partnership for existing business

Our main goal is to develop a project which will reflect your idea and contain the best solutions from our side.

Services we provide:

  • Business analysis
  • UX strategy and functional requirements creation
  • UI design, product identity
  • Mobile (iOS and Android) development
  • Bespoke web development
  • Product support and iterative development

Some of the industries we serve:

  • Medical software development
  • Booking and scheduling solutions
  • Recruitment software
  • GPS-based solutions
  • Business Process Automation

Drop us a line to email [email protected]!

 
$25,000+
 
$25 - $49 / hr
 
50 - 249
 Founded
2011
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Odessa, Ukraine
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Jobmarch - Job and employee searching platform

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Outsourced Mobile App Dev for IT Services Company

"The thing that impressed us the most is the level of their involvement in the project."

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

Steelkiwi was responsible for creating a math-focused game app for an IT services company. They took the client's design files to develop a fleshed-out iOS and Android app with the right backend specifications.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Tampa, Florida
Nenad Veljkovic
Project Manager, Uhsome
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Steelkiwi delivered an app that's already enjoying a growing user base. Their delivery met all of the client's expectations. Fixed communication channels ensured a streamlined and transparent collaboration. The team's attention to detail and commitment to solutions truly distinguish them.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I'm a creative director / project manager at Uhsome LLC. The company provides various IT services with production offices in USA and Europe.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Steelkiwi?

We had a project with the original idea that was never implemented before, and we needed a solid and experienced team to develop it into a mobile app. It was a math puzzle game similar to Scrabble.

What were your goals for this project?

We started with simply creating a playable board, and moved on to bots, complex play availability calculations, scoreboards, rewards system, ... The main goal was to grow user base to a point where we can start monetizing on it.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We've searched online for app development businesses. Shortlisted three, and had a few online meetings with each of them. Steel Kiwi turned out to be a perfect match.

Describe the project in detail.

We handed over the design files and the initial scope of work. Within a few days we had a meeting where Steel Kiwi provided their always useful input. After we specified all the details, they've started the development process with reports coming in every week and meetings whenever needed.

After about two months we had the initial package which worked surprisingly well. The development included backend, iOS app, and Android app.

What was the team composition?

Steel Kiwi team included project manager, 5 developers, and 2 QA managers at a later stage.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The app is constantly growing and retention level gets higher with each new release. Our expectations were met and so far everything is aligned to our business plan. There were minor bugs in every release, but those were mostly corrected within 24 hours after filing a report.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

From the start, we've agreed on fixed communication channels which meant that no information gets lost and we have clear schedules and deadlines. Every feedback was discussed and implemented in shortest possible time. Even though the team we were working with was based in Ukraine, there were no language barriers as their English is very good.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

The thing that impressed us the most is the level of their involvement in the project and how they wanted to understand every little detail. That lead to them proposing solutions to some of the problems that definitely helped lift the app to where it is now.

Are there any areas for improvement?

No

5.0
Overall Score The go-to app development team.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Always on time and in time.
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They are quite a good value, but not cheap. And cheap is not to be expected for such a good team.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They've delivered everything that we asked, and then some extras on top.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    Already referred to a few.

Web Dev for Medical Healthcare Company

"Their flexibility sets them apart from other service providers."

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

Steelkiwi managed full stack development of an e-commerce website to establish a digital platform for a medical healthcare company. Using Django, they built features including dashboards for different users.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
London, England
CEO, Medical Healthcare Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Steelkiwi delivered a satisfying website that received positive feedback from initial users and internal stakeholders. The involvement of leadership established effective collaboration. The team is reliable and accommodates the needs of the partnership, which results in ongoing engagement.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

We’re a medical healthcare service.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Steelkiwi?

We engaged with Steelkiwi to design a website and build its infrastructure.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Steelkiwi designed and developed our website including the platform’s three dashboards. There’s a dashboard for doctors who log in to interpret results. There’s a customer dashboard for them to see their results. Their team built the e-commerce platform with Django, which enables people to order products. The website’s live, so we’re now just working on site improvements.

What is the team composition?

We worked with about three people including a project manager.

How did you come to work with Steelkiwi?

We’ve spent roughly $100,000 on their services.

How much have you invested with them?

I found Steelkiwi through Clutch. Their team was approachable and friendly.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with them in December 2019 and the original scope’s complete. Now, we’ve hired them for further work.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We’re quite happy with their work. We’ve only just gone live, so we don’t have metrics yet. Everybody likes the website at the moment but it's still in its early days. We’re certainly happy with the design and the technology at the moment. 

How did Steelkiwi perform from a project management standpoint?

We communicated via Slack and worked on the designs with InVision. We can contact them anytime. Initially, project management was challenging. When the issues got more complex, their CEO got involved, so it became really good. We always reach an agreement and manage to deliver the product.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their flexibility sets them apart from other service providers. We’re quite demanding and the fact that they’re responsive to our demands is good. They’re approachable, which gives us confidence.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, we didn’t have a problem.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Make sure that your requirements are clear to prevent misunderstanding with any party.

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

App Development for Peer-to-Peer Travel Platform

"The efficiency, speed and the way they tackled difficult challenges impressed us."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Apr. 2018 - Jan. 2019
Project summary: 

Steelkiwi developed a mobile app for a peer-to-peer travel network. The team built the native iOS app and provided UI/UX designs, AWS setup, CMS development services and more.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Frankfurt, Germany
Jan J. Hilgenstock
CEO, 2B Local
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The app met the expectations of the internal team. Steelkiwi establishes a smooth workflow, setting up multiple communication tools to ensure an effective collaboration. The team is knowledgeable, experienced, and dedicated.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

2B LOCAL is an online and mobile peer-to-peer platform where users share authentic, trustful insider knowledge and unique experiences for all destinations around the world.

We help empower people to get closer to local life and unlock the city’s best kept secrets

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Steelkiwi?

  • MVP Development as iOS App
  • UI/UX Design

What were your goals for this project?

Successfully design and develop a zero bugs iOS app from scratch and App Store deployment 

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

In-depth research and distinct advantages over other developers. We were immediately impressed on the professional team and work-process of Steelkiwi

Describe the project in detail.

To develop a mobile app travel network that allows people exchange local experiences around the world including common social media functionaliteis, networking, internal and external sharing, internal messenger, global search, push messaging, commenting and much more.

  • UI/UX design
  • Front-end development
  • Back-end development
  • AWS setup
  • Development of custom CMS
  • App Store deployment
  • Project Management
  • Quality Assurance

What was the team composition?

  • Project Manager
  • UI/UX Expert
  • Designer
  • Min. 3 developers
  • QA Team

 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The project was excellent.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

We were in constant contact and had frequent video calls and demonstrations. We were fully involved in the complete development process. We used several software and online tools to communicate and work in a virtual environment. Slack, Jira, InVision, Google Docs, Sketch, Google Meet and more.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

The efficiency, speed and the way they tackled difficult challenges impressed us. Very professional team that uses a 4-eye principle.

Are there any areas for improvement?

No. We are planning to develop the next stage of our app with Steelkiwi - an online marketplace for local experiences. It will be a challenge for all of us, but fun at the same time.

5.0
Overall Score VERY PROFESSIONAL TEAM / GREAT COMMUNICATION / EXPERIENCE & MARKET KNOWLEDGE
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    ON TIME / REGULAR MEETINGS / TRANSPARENT INFORMATION FLOW
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    WITHIN BUDGET
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    EFFICIENT / SOLUTION ORIENTED / TIMING / CREATIVE / KNOWLEDGE OF CURRENT TRENDS / ZERO BUGS
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    HAVE ALREADY DONE SO

Web Dev Staff Augmentation for Sports Management Platform

"I would say they performed very well."

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

Steelkiwi provided staff augmentation services. Their team provided developers for Android and iOS. They worked with the in-house team to improve Angular, Python, and Django-based systems.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Trondheim, Norway
Lars-Kristian Dahl
CTO, Hoopit
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Steelkiwi supplied excellent work on all fronts. Their team was able to significantly reduce the number of bug reports while also improving the code. The project manager was very helpful and experienced. They performed very well and accommodated all requests. 

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 CTO of Hoopit. We deliver our platform as a service to sports organizations. We have two mobile apps. That includes one app for clients and a dashboard. We offer member management, money management, payments, and calendars.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Steelwiki?

We wanted to expand our current development team.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We had some in-house developers and developers in a different country. The company needed to boost the speed of development. We also wanted to hire someone with more experience to reduce our technical debt. Lastly, we needed to improve the quality as well as the ease of maintenance.

We initially started with having one developer from Steelwiki for each part of our stack. They worked with both Android and iOS native. We had another developer doing Angular work and a backend developer who worked with Python and Django.

What is the team composition?

Initially, we had three developers, a QA person, and a project manager. Later on, we added another developer and then finally a designer.

How did you come to work with Steelwiki?

I searched on Clutch and I believe they had the best skills match to our current tech stack. They specifically mentioned Django, Python, and Angular.

How much have you invested in them?

We have spent between $50,000–$200,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We began working with them in May 2019. Currently, things are suspended due to current circumstances, but we plan to continue with them once things settle down.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Right off the bat, the iOS developer provided great work on the iOS platform, which was key because it had the most issues. We have halved the number of bug reports coming from users over first few months.

In terms of the overall system, we’ve reduced complexity and the number of bugs. We were able to simplify quite a bit of the code, especially in the backend. They basically became the platform leads on each of their platforms, relieving our developers and myself from managing the release schedules. Their team basically handled all the releases and incoming bug support for all the platforms.

How did Steelwiki perform from a project management standpoint?

I would say they performed very well. Each of the developers has really good communication skills. They are able to communicate directly with all of the other teams using Slack which we had some issues with before. A lot of the developers we hire externally just contact a few specific people, but Steelwiki is able to contact whomever they needed to talk to which was great. They were able to accommodate and use our Jira platform so that we could track the progress.

What did you find most impressive about them?

The project manager was really helpful. We didn’t expect to have one, but he came with the rest of the team. He was really experienced and facilitated and organized meetings whenever we needed them. They have shown they care for the product and voluntarily worked overtime whenever there have been any issues that need resolving. They also stepped up and took the lead when they were assigned to be the platform leads.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, not that I can think of. I am extremely satisfied with everything they have done.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Give them responsibility or a sense of ownership. They are definitely able to show care and make decisions on their own.

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 have already recommended them.

Web Platform Dev for Commodity Trading Company

“Steelkiwi delivered everything we expected in terms of business requirements.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
May - Oct. 2019
Project summary: 

Steelkiwi developed a web trading platform for rice and other agricultural commodities. They developed the backend with Django, the frontend with React, and the database with PostgreSQL.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Dubai, UAE
Kashika Aggarwal
Owner, Factrade
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

They maintained a strong company structure and implemented an effective working process, ultimately satisfying the requirements. Highly responsive and flexible, the team expressed interest in the client’s business.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

We’re a large rice trading company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Steelkiwi?

Our company wanted to create a trading platform for rice and other agricultural commodities.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Steelkiwi developed our web trading platform. Trading companies can post RFQs there, and we have suppliers listed on the platform.

They used Django Python on the backend, React on the frontend, and PostgreSQL for the database.

What is the team composition?

We had one frontend and one backend developer. They also offered us a project manager and DevOps services for free. We had multiple developers at times to deal with extra requirements from us. They provided any extra resources we asked for.

How did you come to work with Steelkiwi?

We talked to friends and companies, and some of them referred Clutch to us as a good platform with legitimate reviews. Through Clutch, we got in touch with a lot of companies from the US, India, and other countries. We reached out to Igor (New Business Development Manager, Steelkiwi) and liked his communication skills. He understood our business plans and product easily.

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked with Steelkiwi between May–October 2019.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Steelkiwi delivered everything we expected in terms of business requirements.

How did Steelkiwi perform from a project management standpoint?

We had multiple types of communication in place. We used email, and they added us on Slack. We could talk to the team if we wanted to, but we usually spoke to the project manager over Slack. If there was something that needed to be explained in more detail, we had a call through Google Meet. We used Jira for project management.

What did you find most impressive about them?

The thing we liked best about them was that they were very responsive. They got back to us in a short period of time, and the team was very cooperative. If we asked them to work on a module a bit longer, they were willing to do it. That helped us a lot, and it showed their interest in our business.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I’m also an IT guy, and I can say that Steelkiwi is very good in terms of company structure. The way they’re working is perfect, so I don’t have any suggestions for them.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    The cost matched our expectations.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I’d recommend this company to any of my friends.

App Dev for Linguistic Network

"I was really impressed by their professionalism, their flexibility, and their speed."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
June - Sept. 2019
Project summary: 

In order to validate the client's value propositions, SteelKiwi was responsible for developing the MVP of a language-based social networking app. They outlined mockups before launching into development.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
London, United Kingdom
Founder, Linguistic Social Network
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The MVP web application was launched successfully within three months. The app has enjoyed a growing user base. The project manager ensured seamless communication between the two teams. While they could further integrate user feedback into designs, their professionalism and flexibility were stellar.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am the founder of a language learning company that facilitates business language learning through an enhanced peer-to-peer exchange. Based in London and Paris we have helped thousands connect with other people to work on their language skills.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire SteelKiwi?

After building a large community we wanted to launch an MVP to extend our services based on community feedback.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted to launch an MVP to test validate our value proposition.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

After shortlisting several companies, we found that SteelKiwi had a great team and professional service. We chose them because they had designers, project management, quality and developers all in one place. They were also flexible and professional.

Describe the project in detail.

We started off the project with a meeting in Odessa where the team spent several hours listening to the needs and asking questions abotu the project. We then set up regular meetings to outline the mockups and within a few weeks these had been finalised before development began. The project was launched within two months.

What was the team composition?

My main contact was the project manager, I also had someone to work on the requirements and a designer. Soon there was then the backend and frontend developers and finally quality assurance. There was great contact with support team throughout.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Within 3 months we had a launched MVP webapp which works in web browsers, android and iphone. We now have growing traction and continue to develop this.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

The project manager was very easy to communicate with and ther was great exchange with the support teams. There were some misunderstandings but a great approach to work through solutions together and be flexible to find good outcomes.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

I was really impressed by their professionalism, their flexibility, and their speed.

Are there any areas for improvement?

There are always areas to improve, I think a little more could be done on integrating user feedback into design but we worked on this together and I really loved their approach of learning and iterating.

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

Mobile App Dev for Traveling Solution

"...they’re just very correct and methodical, and they’re always on time with their deliveries."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Jan. - Dec. 2019
Project summary: 

Using detailed documentation, SteelKiwi developed a set of iOS and Android apps for a traveling solution. They divided the backlog into weekly sprints and delivered the apps in under three months.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Studio City, California
Greta Mkrtchyan
Product Owner, Expago Inc.
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

An adaptable team, SteelKiwi was able to rescale the product based on client needs and played a large role in trying to find the best solution to challenges. Their clean code made the entire development process easier for the in-house staff.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am the PO of Expago Inc. an app inspired by reinventing the way we travel and discover the world. We connect travelers with local people in order to gain knowledge and enjoy unique experiences.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire SteelKiwi?

Our company's iOs app was developed but we were not happy with the quality. And we didn't have Android one. So we hired SteelKiwi to get both apps (Android and iOs) to be developed.

What were your goals for this project?

Our goal was to have reliable app that will both look and work nicely.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We have found SteelKiwi as a result of research through the internet for a reliable outsourcing company.

Describe the project in detail.

Since we already had approved design and detailed documentation, we shared with them and after they got acquainted with them they were ready to start the development process. The backlog was finalized, each sprint was carefully planned and the work was done smoothly with weekly sprint plannings discussed with the client in advance.

What was the team composition?

We were assigned 2 front end mobile developers and a PM.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

After 2.5 months of intensive development we were able to release successfully our both apps (Android and iOs).

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

The team was very supportive, interactive. All the important points were discussed on weekly meetings. The small matters were discussed over Slack on daily basis.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

I'm very satisfied with the proficiency level that SteelKiwi performed. We had a good working relationship. Ekaterina is a star! Very kind, supportive. Whenever we had an emergency situation, she was able to bring the developer back to fix something even on non-working days.

I liked their ability to rescale everything according to our needs. They had technology trends awareness. We could describe our needs and requirements transparently, and they had active participation in finding the best solution for us. They worked productively fast and knew exactly what they were doing. I have nothing but positive things to say about them.

They’re a very professional team. We treated them as if they were part of our family. Their team made the development process much more manageable by providing clean code.

Steelkiwi is one of the fastest and most reliable teams I have ever worked with. Their highly skilled, experienced team offered great service that our company is blown away. I would highly recommend them for any project or product. They are not only very fancy; they’re just very correct and methodical, and they’re always on time with their deliveries. Happy to have the opportunity to work with them.

Are there any areas for improvement?

I do not have any suggestion, as I stated above, I am very satisfied with the quality of work that they provided. They do not leave space to suggest improvements, they do improvements on daily even hourly basis. Great team, great work ethics.

5.0
Overall Score If there were 10 star rating I would give 10 :)
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Everything was done on time.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Cost, quality and outcome were in harmony :)
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    High quality, clean coding.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I have stated above. Whenever someone asks me what was the company that you were working with. I say SteelKiwi. They are cool.

Web Dev and Design for E-Learning Platform

"Overall, they were very organized and had good project managers and backend developers."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
July 2018 – Ongoing
Project summary: 

SteelKiwi designed and developed an e-learning platform in several iterations. They built the site in Django and React, building all pages and incorporating the brand image into each.

The Reviewer
 
2-10 Employees
 
Singapore
CEO & Founder, YoTutors
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The team succeeded in delivering a clean, sophisticated, and intuitive platform. Their consistent and reliable guidance enabled them to positively impact the business further. While the timeline was adjusted to accommodate structural complications, they persevered through effective communication.

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 YoTutors, which aims to connect tutors with students. We offer one-to-one lessons and online courses on more than 160 subjects. The company is registered in Singapore.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with SteelKiwi?

We needed help designing and developing our platform.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

The platform was built from scratch by SteelKiwi, both design and development. We started with the design and iteration, followed by the development, SteelKiwi selected the best tech stack for YoTutors (Python, Django and React).

Some core features like users' dashboards, ability to create online courses, ratings/reviews system and ability to process bookings according to the timezone. Integration with PayPal payment solution was another feature. They were deeply involved in all the details even after the first release, they took care of managing the AWS, Google calendar API and Paypal API settings.

What is the team composition?

I worked with Nazar (Project Manager, SteelKiwi), Kate (Backend Developer, SteelKiwi), Vladimir (Backend Developer, Steel Kiwi), Vitaly (Frontend Developer, SteelKiwi), Kristina (Designer, SteelKiwi), and Sergey (QA Specialist, SteelKiwi).

How did you come to work with SteelKiwi?

I examined their reviews on Clutch, and remember seeing their ads on social media. After reviewing their website, I contacted them, had a meeting, and hired them.

How much have you invested with them?

The total cost of their work was $45,000 to deliver the first release, but there are several adjustments and features that need to be addressed.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with SteelKiwi in July 2018, and the project was finished in July 2019.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The design was simple and user-friendly. SteelKiwi has advised me on the market and future implementations. Along with development, they’ve helped define process details, such as whether the platform should be multi-currency and where we should launch first. Their ideas impacted the project, and how we'll operate after launch.

How did SteelKiwi perform from a project management standpoint?

They delivered the design on the promised date, but the development took longer than we expected. This was because they had too many projects for the frontend developers to properly manage. Even so, they finished all the tasks on the backend very efficiently. We constantly found details that hadn’t been included in the estimate, a lot of challanges regarding the payment systems and timezone. All was successfully implemented.  

We used a Slack channel to communicate. I’m a software engineer myself, so I was very involved with the project on a daily basis. We logged tasks and bugs using Jira.

I’m in Asia and they’re in Ukraine. The time difference made workflows difficult, but I got used to their working schedule. We had meetings in the morning, where I gave them feedback on their progress, and we’d continue to communicate on Jira throughout the day. The communication was very fast, and I appreciated it.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Nazar was amazing, and for me, irreplaceable—he was aware of everything and well-planned. Also, I would like to take the opportunity and thank Kate, Vladimir, Vitaliy, and Kristina for their hard work and efforts to deliver YoTutors.

They were shouldering responsibility when the situation called for. I remember when I had a significant problem with the website, they solved it after working hours, while they were at home.

Overall, they were very organized and had good project managers and backend developers. I’m very satisfied to work with this team and I appreciate how they were consistently so committed.

Are there any areas they could improve?

The only area where I wasn’t fully satisfied was the frontend. I can understand that, given that someone left part of the way through development.

Do you have any advice for future clients of theirs?

I would recommend SteelKiwi to anyone. They cared a lot about me, and they wanted me to be happy. The team was friendly, patient with my requests and advised me on several issues, I appreciate everything they have done to make a successful output. 

5.0
Overall Score I learned a lot from them, and I think they’re a good company to deal with.
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    We spent extra time on the development process.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    I got good value for money. They spent a lot of hours to solve some problems.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I was happy and know that anyone I recommend them to will be satisfied as well.

SaaS Development for Referral Service

"I find our weekly meetings very productive, and I feel that the team cares about the quality of the product." 

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

SteelKiwi built a SaaS product from the ground up, developing the system’s UX/UI and front- and backends. They also provided QA services, DevOps, and documentation.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
United Kingdom
CEO & Founder, Referral Platform
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Beyond simply implementing requirements, SteelKiwi has become a true product partner. They contribute to feature development and respectfully present alternatives if they’re called for, always keeping costs in mind. They prioritize both accessibility direct communication.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

CEO & Founder of a candidate referral platform.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire SteelKiwi?

To create a novel B2B, widget-based SaaS product that was compatible with most CMS solutions.

What were your goals for this project?

To build a scalable B2B solution that facilitated website transformation, social marketing, email marketing, and referral marketing.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

They were the result of a thorough interview process. We initially engaged in a UX/UI project before moving onto the build of the actual product. They did provide reviews to facilitate this new business process, but they didn’t provide referee’s to speak with. I would recommend them doing so in the future.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

Documentation, UX/UI, frontend development, backend development, QA, and DevOps

What was the team composition?

A UX consultant, a UI consultant, a project manager, a backend developer, a frontend developer, and a QA Manager.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The work done with Steel Kiwi has enabled us to turn an idea into a successful, fast-growing business. I would like to extend my thanks to Anna, Alex, Ivan, Vitaliy and Kristina for their work over the last two years.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

Project management was very good. Alex has done an excellent job and is always on hand to facilitate anything we need.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

I find our weekly meetings very productive, and I feel that the team cares about the quality of the product. I encourage them to challenge me if they find my requests silly or too expensive for the expected benefit, and the team readily engages in that. To clarify, them challenging me is a good thing. It shows they’re thinking about the implications of feature requests and proposed changes.

Are there any areas for improvement?

We’ve brought up the idea of consolidating some systems, and I think they’ll get there. These are small pipe dreams, rather than large areas for improvement.

5.0
Overall Score Brilliant work, especially considering the requirements are not always simple.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They are always in the weekly meeting.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    We have an excellent product. To date we have had 45 minutes of down time over the course of 1 year in operation and this was caused by AWS!
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Web Development for News Aggregator Platform

“They’re able to do almost everything we ask of them, and they provide good value for our money.”

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

SteelKiwi designed and developed a WordPress site for a sports news platform. Key features include content publishing, blogs, and a subscription system. Users can also predict match outcomes and earn points.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Anwar Alshammari
Co-Founder, Ofog.com
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Since its launch, site traffic has skyrocketed to nearly 120,000 unique visitors per month. SteelKiwi has remained onboard to ensure uptime and improved the code to accommodate the user volume. While there were minor issues with a previous project manager, they’ve worked to resolve them quickly.

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 of Ofog.com.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with SteelKiwi?

We wanted to deliver a professional sports website in Saudi Arabia that could match international standards.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Steel Kiwi has developed our sports news aggregator platform on WordPress, handling everything from the graphic design to the database and architecture. In addition to blogging/publishing capabilities, users have access to our subscription system, which allows them to register on our site and post comments.

The team has also installed and configured all of our plug-ins (e.g., SportsPress) to set up the core site functionalities. There’s a competitive module where users can predict future match results and earn points. 

What is the team composition?

For this project, we had one project manager, 2–3 developers, graphic designers, and an account manager.

How did you come to work with SteelKiwi?

We researched about 100 companies online and put out an RFP with our requirements. There were a number of companies that we liked, but we ultimately chose SteelKiwi because they talked about the technical aspects well. On top of that, they were flexible in agreeing to our timescales, and there’s only an hour difference between our time zones.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent about $35,000 so far. SteelKiwi has the most competitive costs out of all the vendors we’ve seen. Their price point is on the lower side, but they offer the best value.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in July 2016 and completed the site in February 2017. Currently, we’re still working with them to perform further development and updates as well as other projects.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

When we launched the site, we started with no marketing at all. We had to build ourselves up by pushing out quality content and publicizing it through social media. Since then, traffic has increased substantially. Our latest report shows that we’ve achieved 120,000 unique visitors per month.

SteelKiwi has supported us throughout this time with site updates and maintenance. About 2–3 months after going live, we had a resource utilization issue on the server and needed them to make some adjustments. Their team optimized the code within two weeks, which made the site quicker and lighter on our server. Now, we have almost zero downtime—there are only minor instances whenever we see a large jump in user volume.

How did SteelKiwi perform from a project management standpoint?

During development, I wasn’t totally happy with the project manager. They were mostly responsive. Toward the last quarter of the project, there were times when they’d take 1–2 days to address my questions.

In contrast, Igor (New Business Development Manager, SteelKiwi) has been so helpful. He took over as the account manager for our other initiatives and made sure that we didn’t have any issues with our project managers moving forward. He’s a great communicator and is always available when we need him.

What did you find most impressive about them?

I’m impressed with SteelKiwi’s capabilities. They’re able to do almost everything we ask of them, and they provide good value for our money. We can trust them because they know what they’re doing.

Are there any areas they could improve?

They could look into having more qualified/communicative project managers across the board so that we don’t have to specifically ask for a different resource.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Make sure that you have a great team assigned to your project. Work with the account manager to ensure that you have the best resources available on your project.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
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Business Entity
Business Entity Name
Steelkiwi inc
Status
Active
Jurisdiction of Formation
Delaware
ID
5952850
Date of Formation
Feb 1, 2016
Client Reviews
VERIFIED CLIENT REVIEWS
42
OVERALL REVIEW RATING
4.9
Source
Clutch
LAST UPDATED
April 22, 2020