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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]!

 
$10,000+
 
$25 - $49 / hr
 
50 - 249
 Founded
2011
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Odessa, Ukraine
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Portfolio

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Snaapy - eCommerce platform for B2C sector

Snaapy helps clients connect with businesses which offer anything from car rentals to a haircut, to a babysitter for a couple of hours. Clients have the ability to make an appointment with the necessary service provider, choosing the time which suits them best. This mobile solution provides instant access to basic services and improves the overall management within enterprises.

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Spotvice - Photo- and Location-Based Platform for Travel Suggestions

Spotvice is a social networking platform that allows users to share their favorite locations by pinning a picture of them to the map. The most important feature is that you get suggestions only from people you know and trust - your friends (the list of whom is based on data collected from Facebook).

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Khabar - News Aggregator platform and native mobile applications

Khabar is a mobile app which gives you a possibility to subscribe to unbiased news sources like BBC, CNN, etc. and stay tuned for the most important events happening worldwide. Receive push notifications for breaking news, share the most exciting information on social networks and leave comments. Khabar helps you see any situation from different perspectives in order to let you make your own conclusions.

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Jobmarch - Job and employee searching platform

JobMatch is a game changer for businesses and jobseekers who want to establish a prosperous collaboration. Bearing a resemblance to Tinder, JobMatch selects only those applicants who suit your professional needs, making the search fast and easy.

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Possion - Universal GPS Tracking platform for portable property

Possio is a Swedish service which offers sensors, software and the very best GPS/GSM tracking solutions for vehicles and different assets. With the Possio Tracker app you can find out where your property is and secure it with the help of Possio Tracker device.

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Nova-Vita clinic

Nova-Vita clinic

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Saudi League - professional football news

Saudi League - professional football news

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Editionguard: a DRM service for independent publishers

Editionguard: a DRM service for independent publishers

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TipCow

TipCow

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Epermittest - the shortest way to get driver's license

Epermittest - the shortest way to get driver's license

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MKTV - edicational portal and mobile apps

MKTV - edicational portal and mobile apps

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Afrinection

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NameGear: domain registrar

NameGear: domain registrar

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Hang - party making messenger

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Web Development for Children's Education Site

"SteelKiwi met all of the challenges we put to them. They are very responsive to what we need."

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

The client prepared for new features that would come with growth by hiring SteelKiwi to build their functionality and customization using Django/Python.

The Reviewer
 
2-10 employees
 
Canada
Project Manager, Children's Education Site
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

SteelKiwi’s work resulted in a great platform that functions with no downtime. The partnership has been successful on follow up projects and remains ongoing, with SteelKiwi continuing to provide ongoing support and customer service.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization.

We are a specialist in the production of children's television series. Our work is produced for TV channels around the world and has been viewed in most continents. We take great care in the design and writing of TV programs ensuring both a fun and educational experience for children. We have more than 20 years of experience and offer full production services, consultation, training, and project management. We worked with SteelKiwi to custom develop an "edutainment" membership site for children and families. 

What is your position?

I'm the founder of the project and project manager of site development.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What business challenge were you trying to address with SteelKiwi Development?

Our business goals are to reach a niche children's market with our existing video, game, educational, and interactive content. We wanted a way to monetize the content through a membership service. We needed a scalable platform that provides ease of use for us to keep content always fresh. In addition, we needed an easy to use – user management system and payment system. As a small startup, we bootstrapped the entire process, but needed best in class developer.

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their involvement in detail.

SteelKiwi worked with us using Django/Python as the best saleable solution to build the functionality and customization we needed. It is very important to us that we are prepared for future growth and the addition of new creative functionality as we grow.

Could you provide a sense of the size of this initiative in financial terms?

The project size was $50,000 to $199,999

What is the status of this engagement?

The original site has launched. They've been involved in other projects, and we continue to work with them for ongoing support.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

How did SteelKiwi Development do from a project management standpoint?

SteelKiwi met all of the challenges we put to them. We have an amazing platform using what they have custom developed. The integration of third-party payment and other services has also been seamless. We have not experienced any downtime since launch one and a half years ago. We did a major visual redesign of the site after one year and again they were fantastic during this process. We have an ongoing support from them as required and their customer service is excellent.

What distinguishes SteelKiwi Development from other providers?

SteelKiwi is amazing to work with. They are very responsive to what we need. They are amazing listeners and work with us through perfecting the design process and giving their feedback on the best technical solutions. Even though we are in two different countries and speak two different languages, we have never had any issues. Their support people speak and interact in fluent English. We have never had any trust issues. They have never overcharged us for the work. We feel we are very fortunate to have developed a relationship with such a developer. We contract a lot of services and SteelKiwi gets top rankings from us.

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 Offshore Development for Human Resources Consultancy

“I have very strict standards for code quality, and they met those standards quite handily.”

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
2014 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

SteelKiwi provided augmentary development support. The initial project involved developing a custom solution that semi-automatically distributed jobs to websites, newspapers, and social networks.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
New York City Metro Area
Lead Software Developer, Illico Hodes
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

SteelKiwi succesfully built a dynamic reporting engine that could automatically generate and store reports. They completed the project much quicker than anticipated and practiced flexible communication and project management. Careful handling of sensitive source code instilled long-term trust. 

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

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization.

We’re an HR [human resources] consulting firm, predominantly. For the most part, our specialty is distributing job offers.

What is your position?

I’m the lead software developer.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

Could you describe the business challenge that you were trying to address when you first approached SteelKiwi?

The project on which we’re working with SteelKiwi is a method for semi-automatically distributing jobs to as many different sites, newspapers, and social media networks as possible. We got a little bit carried away in terms of the scope of the project, and it was something that we could no longer handle on our own. I’m the only developer in-house, which means developing a project this large was going to take up a huge amount of my time. Initially, we hired SteelKiwi in order to allow me to spend more time architecting things while they implemented the actual milestones.

SOLUTION

Could you describe the actual scope of work assigned to them?

Initially, they were just doing functional development. Recently, however, we have been giving them more leeway to choose the items that they can work on, by providing them with a much larger number of the individual tasks. We do provide them with some rough prioritization. I definitely still need to take the reins in terms of guiding the development because of the long-distance relationship. There’s a lot of user feedback that gets filtered through me.

How did you come to choose SteelKiwi Development as your partner?

Initially, we hired them through Elance. We put up a bid, and various people replied to it. They were one of the most highly recommended and their cost-efficiency ratio was the best. They were also able to provide some sample code during the process. I have very strict standards for code quality, and they met those standards quite handily. In short, they impressed us immediately.

Can you provide a ballpark estimate for the size of this engagement?

I don’t know those numbers off of the top of my head, but I can say that they are much less expensive than hiring locally. In terms of cost effectiveness, I feel that they’re worth about twice as much as we’re actually paying them.

What is the status of the project?

The project is still ongoing. It’s been in production for slightly less than a year.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

In terms of results, could you share any statistics, metrics, or user feedback that would demonstrate the quality of their performance?

Some of the tasks that we have assigned them are actually research tax-credit worthy. They single-handedly worked on the milestone to develop the dynamic reporting engine, which was a brand new reporting system where the reports are stored in the program. I was quite impressed when that actually took them half as long as expected. To finish a development task of that complexity so quickly was remarkable. Everything has been accomplished well within time and budget expectations.

I’ve always been hesitant to hire overseas developers, due to intellectual property concerns. Those types of concerns were alleviated very quickly. I found SteelKiwi to be quite trustworthy with our source code and data.

When working with them, is there anything that you would consider unique about their strategic approach or development methodology that distinguish them from other vendors?

They are extremely flexible in terms of methods of communication. In terms of overall management, the flexibility is the biggest bonus I was able to come across. We often chat using Skype, for example. They are always accessible and are flexible with the means by which they send us their work.

In retrospect, are there areas in which you think they could improve as a service provider?

UI [user interface] and UX [user experience] is the one area where we had to do some touch-up work after they submitted their work back to us. That may be the one area that they might want to improve.

What advice, if any, would you give a future client of theirs?

As with any project, upfront planning is the biggest thing, in terms of being able to provide concrete technical specifications in addition to how you want the code architected.

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

Custom App Development for IT Consultancy

"The people at Steel Kiwi say what they do, and do what they say."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
Project summary: 

SteelKiwi has been a partner on a variety of projects, including Android development, DSS, HTML, and Django-Python. They have also consulted on a booking engine and new VPN service.

 
The Reviewer
 
2-10 Employees
 
Egypt
Founder, IT Consultancy
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

SteelKiwi is responsive, transparent, and makes sure that they are constantly available to answer questions. A point of improvement for SteelKiwi would be to have a more consistent skill level among their developers.

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

BACKGROUND

Please provide a description of your company.

Our company provides a number of IT [information technology]-related services, many are focused on Web and mobile development, but we also have VPN [virtual private network]-related services.

What is your role and responsibilities?

I’m the founder.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What was your goal for working with SteelKiwi Development?

We run our own projects but, sometimes, we are either overloaded or take on projects that encompass tasks we do not have the ability to complete. We have approached SteelKiwi to augment our staff on a number of these high-level projects.

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their work.

We’ve hired their developers to assist us on a variety of projects including Android development, DSS, HTML, and Django-Python. More recently, they’ve consulted with us on a booking engine as well as a new VPN service.

What was your process for selecting SteelKiwi Development with which to work?

I discovered them through my own online research. I requested a test job, and they did very well with it. We’ve worked with them for a couple years now, and we have active projects with them.

Can you provide a ballpark dollar or time estimate for the size of the work that they’ve done for you?

At least 3,000 work hours in total.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What were the results of the project?

All our projects with SteelKiwi, up to this point, have reached successful conclusions. The people at Steel Kiwi say what they do, and do what they say. I wish all companies acted this way.

We have several ongoing projects with SteelKiwi, which speaks to the fact that we are satisfied with the work they’ve provided for us in the past.

Do you have any statistics or metrics to track improvement from the project?

It's hard to give you metrics since this is all project-based work.

Is there anything unique about them that really makes them stand out, compared to other companies?

I think Steel Kiwi is fantastic with Python-Django framework. I think it’s one of the best things they do, and I’ve had problems with other developers in terms of skills with Python-Django.

In addition, their response rate and availability is fantastic. Several times, we changed the goals or schedule of a project, but it was never a problem for them even if it required them to work outside normal business hours.

Looking back on the work so far, is there any area that you think they could improve upon or something that you might do differently?

I think there is some inconsistency in the skill levels of their developers. Sometimes, we’re working with a developer who is doing great, but then they switch him out and it causes us to lose some time in the project.

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

Custom Design Nonprofit for Christian Conference Center

"The work they do is amazing. It’s professional, and it’s done well."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Jan. 2012 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

After a failed relationship with a previous vendor, SteelKiwi implemented a fluid front-end design and back-end functionalities on the Mount Hermon Association’s website.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Eugene, Oregon
Internet Specialist, Mount Hermon Association, Inc.
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The association and their members were very happy with the flexible working relationship. SteelKiwi stayed organized throughout the project, and gave the in-house team direct access to their task management system. Their versatile talent pool and excellent work set them apart.

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

BACKGROUND

Could you briefly describe your organization?

We’re a nonprofit Christian conference center, about 108 years old. People come to our facilities and rent them for events and special programming. We also offer summer camp services here.

What is your position?

I’m an Internet specialist. I work on the website development team for advertising and marketing.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

Could you describe the business challenge that you were attempting to address when you first approached SteelKiwi Development?

We were developing a new website, and our relationship with our former developers fell apart. So, we decided to part ways with them and hired SteelKiwi to pick up the pieces. The initial challenge that we were facing was the design of a new template build for the site. We had most of the back-end functional, so we just needed to fix that and then build the new front-end template based off designs we were providing.

SOLUTION

Could you describe the scope of their involvement in greater detail?

It started out with most of the back-end functional. Through the years, they’ve done a lot of the back-end work for us, but initially most of it was front end. They were just implementing the front-end design, and then quickly we started hiring them to do additional add-ons. We were adding new features to our product quite frequently. After some time, they began building out new apps, and doing database and server management. They’ve done a lot of technical work for us. They also provided training to me, and then I instruct the rest of the staff. They provided everything that was needed to use the tools they built. We’ve been very impressed with their process documentation. Outside of this engagement, I’ve also hired them repeatedly for other projects, including iOS development.

How did you select SteelKiwi as your partner for this endeavor?

We found them through Elance. I posted a project there and received bids from multiple companies. I researched a few and interviewed them. SteelKiwi seemed to be the most capable for the price I was asking.

Could you provide a general cost estimate for this project?

At this point, it’s been $14,000 during the course of the relationship.

What has been the duration of this engagement?

The relationship is ongoing, but started in early 2012

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

In terms of results, could you share any statistics, metrics, or user feedback that would demonstrate the quality of their performance?

Not really. We collect metrics but not specifically tied to their work. I really enjoy working with them, and that’s why I keep giving them more work. I especially like that have direct access to their task management system. I can add new tasks. They work on them, and we work closely together with the project management aspect, which I love. It’s a great tool. I’ve given them raises through the years since they did good enough work for me that I felt they deserved more.

When working with SteelKiwi, is there anything that you’d consider unique about their strategic approach or development methodology that distinguish them from other vendors?

The work they do is amazing. It’s professional, and it’s done well. They have a team of workers that can do just about anything I’ve ever ask them to do. Whether it be iOS, database, server, coding, front-end, you name it. They have a large enough team so that they can assign more staff to my project and make it happen, and I love that. I don’t have to go and negotiate a new contract with another provider. They can usually do it all, which has been fantastic.

When working with SteelKiwi, are there areas in which you think they could improve as a service provider?

There are occasional issues with timelines, and a lot of that could be attributed to us not prescheduling the tasks that needed to be done. Maybe a rush project comes up, and they’re working on other tasks. Every once in while they kind of fall of the face of the Earth. It’s very rare but, sometimes, we’ll ask for something and not hear from them for a week or two. It’s not the standard for them at all, but it’s happened.

English isn’t always their first language, but that hasn’t been an issue for the most part. It’s not beautiful English when they write back, but it’s totally understandable. It hasn’t been a hindrance for me at all. I suppose others should be aware that it isn’t flawless, so if that’s going to be a key factor it might be wise to consider other options, too. I have some experience working with other offshore providers, and I’ve found SteelKiwi to be much better than most of my previous engagements.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    If we preschedule the work to be done, then they nail it on the head. Anytime it’s not pre-organized, it’s a little slower.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I’ve recommended them many times before.

Platform Development for Food Catering Startup

"They have professional project management in terms of progress updates and presentations."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
Project summary: 

Steelkiwi prototyped a from-scratch online platform to help users compare, rate, and book local catering options. 

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Malaysia
Founder, Catering Platform
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The initial platform version includes professional functionalities and a compelling UX/UI design. Both end-users and backend engineers can navigate the prototype quickly and easily, thanks to Steelkiwi’s accomplished team. 

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization.

Lifelymeal is an online platform that showcases all local caterers and allows users to book from them directly on the platform. The users can use the platform to compare caterers, understand their services further based on reviews and ratings, and make the booking conveniently.

What is your position?

I’m the CEO. I’m responsible for kickstarting the business in all areas. 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What business challenge were you trying to address with Steelkiwi?

We wanted to simplify the effort of searching for local caterers and comparing them to each other. 

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their involvement.

The website was built from scratch by Steelkiwi, both design and development. Some core features included the ability to accept and process user generated ratings and reviews. Another key feature was the ability to process bookings using a series of graphic menus or date inputs. Integration with the Braintree payment solution was also a major component. The team of 3–4 developers built the system using Python. I didn't have a hand in assembling the team. My only involvement was coming up with and validating the specifications. 

How did you come to work with Steelkiwi?

I searched through online startup development tech firm and found Steelkiwi. Upon contact, Igor did an amazing job in communicating the requirements and expectations, which made me excited to have them work on the project. The other local suppliers that were consideration did not seem competent enough. 

What was the size of your investment with them?

We’ve spent about $19,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

The prototype is completed. The official timeframe was between December of 2016 to March of 2017.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any anecdotal feedback received from internal stakeholders or external end-users?

The features work nicely via an understandable process for both users and backend management. We are satisfied with the platform’s basic functionalities.

How did Steelkiwi perform from a project management standpoint?

Tatiana did a great job in rallying her team to accomplish what was expected, clearly defining the project requirements in the documentation. This is updated on a weekly basis for me as well. Slack was our primary tool for communication.

What distinguishes Steelkiwi from other providers?

They have professional project management in terms of progress updates and presentations to me.

In hindsight, are there areas in which they could improve or things you might do differently?

Improvement of their communication in English would be much appreciated. I’d also like to see them offering solutions when mentioning problems. 

4.0
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
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