Mobile & Web Development for Businesses

Stfalcon is a software development company with a focus on logistics, travel, healthcare and e-commerce solutions. Our web solutions are based on Symfony framework, our mobile teams handle  cross platform and iOS / Android native application development. We work with the top private parcel delivery service in Ukraine, delivered applications for the largest German bus tickets operator and helped many companies to grow with our development effort.

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$25,000+
 
$25 - $49 / hr
 
50 - 249
 Founded
2009
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Kyiv, Ukraine
headquarters
other locations
  • 3/2 Zarichanska str
    Khmelnytskyi 29000
    Ukraine
  • Boston, MA
    United States

Portfolio

Key clients: 
  1. Nova Poshta - leading Ukrainian company that provides service of express delivery for individuals and businesses.
  2. Kyivstar - the largest Ukrainian telecommunication operator.
  3. MeinFernbus - leading German supplier of transport services in the area of passenger coaches.

Vethem

Client – Vethem, Sweden

Challenge: 

To create an application for appointment booking or online consultancy with the veterinarian for Sweden company.

Solution:

Native applications were developed for Android and iOS with an intuitive interface and convenient functionality.

In both cases flexible architecture was used for

development so that the future changes of design or business logic alterations were simple and hassle-free.

Result:

  • Creation of an App with 4.9 rating on both The App Store and Google Play and
  • More than 10,000 downloads in the course of 6 months.
  • Total Vethem Sweden AB mobile app revenue in April 2019 exceeded 5 000 USD for iOS apps and 5000 USD for Android versions.

Thismo - corporate chat

Client: Thismo, Germany

Challenge:

To provide the opportunity of corporate messaging for teams

Solution:

Created mobile design and developed an app, relying on real-time events: dialogues, messages, and their statuses, it looks and behaves identically on different versions of the Android system.

The app has user verification via

SMS, can generate and read QR codes and offer profile search and messaging management functions

Result:

A highly-responsive app was created with Google Cloud Messaging push notifications.

Stroitel

Client: Stroitel, Special Equipment Rent Company

Challenge: 

To match the owners of special equipment, who provide it for rent with the clients in search of special machinery.

An additional challenge was to match the exact budget indicated by the customer.

Solution:

An on-demand equipment rent app was developed for

Android.

The product solves 2 problems at a time:

It helps the special equipment owners - get rent proposals for their technical devices rent and those who need equipment for some special purposes can get proposals from the equipment providers.

The tight budget challenge was solved by substituting the backend part with a  BaaS solution. External services are integrated into the product with the help of Firebase and it also serves as a Backend to the solution developed.

Such an approach not only helped to save budget means but also to speed up the project release.

Result:

The app is already launched in test mode, it is already deployed in Google Play Market and has got positive reviews from the first users. They mentioned the application simplicity and good quality. Still, the problems are monitored to fix the solution failures in the future.

IsDocIn

Client: IsDocIn, USA

Challenge:

To help people find the necessary doctors and make appointments with them.

Solution:

A clear and easy-to-use UI for mobile app was created, iOS and Android versions designed and native apps built based on this design. Some of the design elements (such as a calendar and a radar progress bar) were created

from scratch.

A universal solution for in-app navigation was applied for both Android and iOS, but some of the new features were used when developing app for iOS.  

Result:

Native Mobile solutions provided for the service for immediate doctor search.

Angel Trains

Client: Angel Trains, UK

Challenge:

To provide the possibility of uninterrupted control of the situation in the train by the company employees.

Solution:

We created a mobile app, which can connect to the internal observation system and allows watching the video from the cameras installed in the train carriages. It minimizes the loss of

communication and self-detects service in a closed network. Network Service Discovery was used for the purpose along with a dynamically-configurable Rest-Client developed specifically for this task.

It’s possible to watch the live video from 4 cameras at a time and select the cameras for simultaneous monitoring. The interface is intuitive and the display is continuous even when the screen is rotated.

Result:

An app for train security guards allows them to monitor the situation on the go and rapidly response to certain situations increasing the safety of passengers.

Triplook Mobile Apps

Client: Triplook, USA

Challenge:

To help users quickly find a fellow-traveler for long-distance trips or short vacation.

Solution:

A new service was  designed and developed in the form of native iOS and Android apps

In Triplook mobile application fellow-travelers are searched according to 3 criteria: city of departure,

final destination and time interval. Additionally, there is an option of choosing the fellow-traveler sex and age and opportunity of browsing resorts by countries and rate as well as getting detailed information about them

Result:

Creating a new service, which combines travels, dating and social media.

 

On-Demand Massage App

Client: On-Demand-Massage App

Challenge:

To help the clients order massage here and now.

Solution:

Interaction design, UI drawing, and client mobile applications for Android and iOS were created, as well as the applications for masseurs. The app has two main functions: receiving requests for massage in the nearest radius and notifying the

service that the massage session is over. The fulfillment of orders and earned money statistics are kept in the app.

A backend and an API were developed for connecting mobile applications with the server.

The main feature of the developed user application was a quick order, besides there is a possibility to make it without registration which became a real advantage of the app.

Result:

A mobile solution, which connects masseurs and their clients in real-time.

MeinFernbus

 

Client: MeinFernbus, Germany

Challenge:

To provide the opportunity of effective cooperation for partner agencies and allow travellers purchase bus tickets via mobile.

Solution:

A workable system of 3 components was created: the sales site (frontend), company management system (backend) and API for partner

agencies.

The ticket sales site was created and connected to the backend via API, through which all business processes run.

A CMS was written in Symphony to carry out the management of the transport company.

Mobile applications were created, which are light, fast and have a minimal set of components, The flexible system was created, the scalability of it will be easy and hassle-free in the future due to the fact that the total system load is distributed to the individual components.

Result:

A startup is developed carrying about 100 000 travelers a day and still growing.

The 4+ rated app has been already downloaded more than 10 000 000 times.

Busfor Mobile Apps

Client: Busfor,

Challenge:

To allow the users search bus tickets online and purchase them via mobile devices hassle-free.  

Solution:

Native mobile iOS and Android applications for buying tickets were created and published in the AppStore and Play Market.

The authorization via phone number was implemented, thus allowing

sending notifications directly to the app. For example, a confirmation of payment of a ticket or a reminder of an upcoming trip.

Result:

The company successfully entered the mobile market of bus tickets distribution.

Now, Busfor brings together more than 5000 carriers on 20 000 routes across Ukraine, CIS, and Europe.

The app has already been downloaded more than 1 mln times.

KeepSnap for Android and iOS

 

Client: Keepsnap, Canada

Challenge:

To let people who like photography earn with their hobby.

Solution:

The comfortable e-commerce platform and the mobile applications were developed from scratch with a convenient payment for the pictures distribution.

In course of the work a decision was made to split the

service into two separate apps. Every app received features that are relevant for a respective group of users. For photographers that would be private galleries and sales stats. App for their clients includes filtering by photographer’s style and search radius.

The project is alive and constantly evolving. New opportunities for photographers keep appearing, as well as convenience and ease of interface is constantly improved.

Result:

An app ranked 4+, downloaded more than 5000 times and more than 10,000 photographers registered free and 300 photographers registered in Keepsnap’s paid directory.

HuntsPoynt

Client: HuntsPoynt, UK

Challenge:

To facilitate communication between the recruiters and job seekers.

Solution:

A communication platform realized both as a private account in the web version and native Android and iOS apps were developed

The service allows free access to all functions and has a simple and intuitive

interface.

Job seekers can bookmark job offers and recruiters, and block the employers. Recruiters can publish job offers and create profiles of the companies which offer jobs, bookmark or block other users.

The candidates and the recruiters can exchange messages - both private and pegged to a certain vacancy.

Result:

An app connecting the recruiters and job seekers real-time available on PC, tablets, and mobiles.

Maemo

 

Client: Maemo - online rental service, Ukraine

Challenge:

To create a platform which makes the rental process and user communication easy and plain.

Solution:

A new client-server web application was designed, developed, configured, and deployed almost from scratch.

A fully functional product with a modern design

was created in which the users register, rent or rent out things; take or reject deals; communicate and leave comments after the deal is done.

Result:

An out-of-the-box service was launched and received positive feedback from the users.

SmartSeeds

 

Client: SmartSeeds, Russia

Challenge:

To create a platform connecting cargo owners and cargo carriers for grains and oilseeds transportation.

Solution:

  • an app was developed for transport and cargo owners
  • an app to manage the transportation process from the driver’s side,
  • a client
web-interface for the users to register and manage their requests,
  • a web interface for administrators to control and manage the system
  • API created through which all the transactions are made.
  • besides, a geo-informational service was implemented to process coordinates from vehicles to API for better cargo tracking.
  • Result:

    A logistics service allowing speeding up transportation, tracking and downtime minimization was developed.

    Kyivstar

    Client: Kyivstar, Ukraine

    Challenge:

    To expand and diversify business by launching an online store.

    Solution:

    An e-shop with an attractive design that would keep customers on the page and boost sales was built. A landing page with visual presentation of all product characteristics should be created for each item instead of traditional

    descriptions, the look of products of different companies were diversified and split. Moreover, adaptive versions of landing pages for easy viewing from mobile devices were crafted.

    Result:

    The developed solution significantly optimized the work of shop.kyivstar.ua website and helped company increase the number of visitors threefold in only a period of 3 months. Sales efficiency, website visits, time spent on website and volume of purchases also went up significantly.

    Fwdays

    Fwdays are IT conferences in Ukraine conducted for programmers, project managers, CEOs, CTOs and all specialists whose jobs are connected with IT. Since 2011, there have been 35 conferences, master-classes, and webinars. 7,000 participants have got the opportunity to listen to such speakers as Zeev Suraski, Derick Rethans, Jordi Boggiano, and others. The purpose of the

    Fwdays service is to inform the users about forthcoming events and to provide an opportunity to buy tickets online. We have developed the website and the corporate style of the organization since its foundation.

    Our major aim was to re-design the site totally: to refresh it visually and to add a mobile version. We also decided to make the ticket booking easier and faster by minimizing the number of clicks the users do.

    The new website is compact, which makes event browsing and purchases faster. Thus, we help our target audience to save time. Now, neither the number of projects nor the deadlines are the obstacles for buying tickets for Fwdays conferences. And that means the IT sphere in Ukraine will develop even more intensively.

    Nova Posta Shopping V2.0

    Client: Nova Poshta  Shopping 2.0, Ukraine

    Challenge: To provide better customer experience, convenience, and engagement, based on the feedback as to the existing service.

    Solution:

    Stfalcon developed individual storefronts for each company, with proper functionality, shipping addresses, and specified currencies.

    Based on the old

    site style UX was improved, the home page was changed, the packages page reconsidered and turned into the full-featured personal account with all the necessary information at hand, the page of the separate package was also improved.

    Besides Mopinion service was integrated to collect reviews online.

    Result:

    Nova Poshta Shopping won an award as the best forwarding service for international online shopping and delivered about 2.7 mln international parcels in 2108.

    Nova Poshta — Dashboard

    Client: Nova Poshta, Ukraine

    Challenge:

    To allow users to send and get their goods delivered without any troubles, and facilitate the deliveries for entrepreneurs.

    Solution:

    Design of a new Personal Dashboard, development of a web application and the front end integration with the API of Nova Poshta was realized.

    Stfalcon

    focused on UI development acceleration, high-performance web applications creation, and business logic.

    Result:

    The business dashboard was improved to bring the customer experience to the new level, now it’s a full-fledged tool for a private entrepreneur, with the ability not only to create invoices and track them, but also to analyze the past shipment, to view general statistics by month, by day and even by regions of the country. In 2018 the number of deliveries by Nova Poshta exceeded 175 mln cases.

    Nova Poshta Shopping

    Client: Nova Poshta  Shopping, Ukraine

    Challenge:

    To allow Ukrainian users to purchase products online from abroad and have them delivered to Ukraine from all over the world.

    Solution:

    The full restart of the service was realized, which included the entire interface redesign and the new design of a home page, changing the software

    engine from scratch on Symfony2, creating custom admin dashboard for content management and for warehouse operators, multi-domain, multi-template and multi-language implementation.

    The customs clearance cost calculator and the list of the most popular stores were added to the main page as well as step by step instructions for using the service and invitation to register.

    For tracking the order status, we integrate the new website with external NPI (SOAP) service.

    Result:

    In just one week after the launch, the service gained almost 8000 new registered users and 2000+ orders with 125000+ USD declared by the users.

    Backend for domain name registrar and hosting provider service

    Client: NIC.UA LLC, Ukraine

    Challenge:

    To make service more flexible and simpler to scale, so it could handle a huge number of our users.

    Solution:

    The frontend of a site was developed from scratch with API integration. A custom flexible dashboard was built and multilingual intelligent search using WebSocket and smart caching for optimal

    loading speed were implemented and  made compatible with the API for authentication and orders.

    Special modules were created to be displayed in certain parts of the screen and landing pages for discount offers. The site administrator can now restructure each page without touching its code.  

    Result:

    The number of visitors drastically increased right after the redesigned site was launched. The smart search feature has helped to attract many new leads and sell a high number of domains.

    UARoads

    Client: UARoads, Ukraine, stfalcon.com own startup.

    Challenge:

    To identify the most comfortable, quick and safe roads of Ukraine

    Solution:

    The website with the map of road quality (front-end) was built, the track processing system (back-end) created, analysis tools (data science), service for rendering maps (tile server) and the service

    for finding an optimal route (OSRM) implemented.

    Data collection is performed automatically by the mobile application available for Android, iOS and Windows Phone. The native apps from drivers’ mobile devices automatically record data on shakes, save data from the accelerometer and writes GPS coordinates into a track as well as turn on and off. When the driver connects the mobile device to the Wi-Fi or data network, this data is transferred to the server.

    Result:

    A service, which increases driving safety by helping to choose roads with a better surface, thus protecting cars from damage and saving money spent on the frequent repair was created from scratch and has already got 130229 registered users. Besides, it reduces government expenditure on monitoring road quality and helps to monitor activities of the road services and the quality of road maintenance.

    TicketsBox

    Client: Events Ticket CRM

    Challenge:

    To optimize ticket selling for various kinds of events by different distributors.

    Solution:

    The CRM system, which could enter the market as a unified platform for selling tickets was built. It allows the organizers of the events register in it, create a personal account there, create accounts for the

    employees, choose or create the grounds and venues with up-to-date floor charts and craft events of various kinds.

    Besides, the feature of entry control was implemented to allow entry points creation, with the opportunity to scan tickets, appoint controllers and set the operation time of the checkpoint.

    Result:

    CRM for selling tickets platform with 2 billion revenue was built

    Reviews

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    Optimization for Financial Platform

    "We received high-quality work in a comparatively short time."

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

    Stfalcon optimized a financial service to ease the process for users. The team updated several operations on the platform, including revamping the loan completion workflow. 

    The Reviewer
     
    1,001-5,000 Employees
     
    Ukraine
    Enterprise Developer & IT Project Manager, Financial Company
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    It’s early for external feedback, but internal feedback has been positive. Stfalcon went above and beyond. Their team delivers high-quality work within a timely manner. They are understanding and accommodating with their clients.

    BACKGROUND

    Please describe your company and your position there.

    We’re a financial company that helps people get online credits to their bank cards anytime and in any place.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    For what projects/services did your company hire Stfalcon?

    Our product has been in the market for more than five years, but it needed a few improvements. We hired Stfalcon to optimize and modify our service.

    What were your goals for this project?

    A significant aspect of our service is applying for loans. Most leads get lost at this stage, so our primary goal in service optimization is to create a convenient and comfortable process for our users.

    SOLUTION

    How did you select this vendor?

    Several IT companies were recommended to us. After studying their experience and having personal communication with their team, we went with Stfalcon.

    Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

    Stfalcon reworked the business logic for loan completion and personal account improvement. They also optimized various site requests.

    What was the team composition?

    We worked with a project manager, a frontend developer, and backend developer.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    We received high-quality work in a comparatively short time. It’s too early to speak about the results, but we’re sure it will be quite beneficial and positive.

    How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

    During the process, we were able to set up a mutual understanding quickly. We’re pleased with the project manager’s performance. All requirements were met.

    What did you find most impressive about this company?

    I appreciated the helpful and cooperative process we had working together. Stfalcon exceeded expectations, delivering a quality service.

    Are there any areas for improvement?

    We’re quite pleased with the cooperation, and we're planning future work with Stfalcon.

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

    Mobile App Development for IT Agency Client

    "They delivered high-quality products rapidly and supported us throughout the entire project."

    Quality: 
    5.0
    Schedule: 
    5.0
    Cost: 
    4.0
    Willing to refer: 
    4.5
    The Project
     
    $50,000 to $199,999
     
    Apr. - Sept. 2018
    Project summary: 

    Stfalcon developed a mobile application in iOS and Android for a third-party client. They used pre-existing mockups to design the app and built features such as video integration and chat functionalities.

    The Reviewer
     
    11-50 Employees
     
    Stockholm
    Viktor Nyberg
    Sales Manager & Co-Founder, Developers Shore
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    The app received a positive response from stakeholders. Stfalcon ran a smooth collaboration from start to finish. Their skilled team offered helpful ideas and were highly accessible throughout the project. They delivered high-quality products and documentation quickly and at great value.

    BACKGROUND

    Please describe your company and your position there.

    I’m the co-founder and sales manager for Developers Shore, a Swedish IT agency.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    For what projects/services did your company hire Stfalcon?

    We engaged Stfalcon on behalf of a third-party client to develop an app.

    What were your goals for this project?

    We wanted a successful partnership that would deliver a high-quality product to our client.

    SOLUTION

    How did you select this vendor?

    We found them through a recommendation.

    Describe the project in detail.

    We first acquired our client’s requirements and mockups for the app they wanted us to build. After several meetings between Stfalcon and our client, we started work on the app. Key features include video integration and chat functionality.

    What was the team composition?

    We worked with Android and iOS mobile developers as QA testers and a project management team.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    We have now successfully launched the mobile app and have received positive feedback from our client.

    How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

    The project manager understood every requirement and offered valuable insights. They communicated effectively from start to finish. We could reach out to them at any time to discuss additional features.

    What did you find most impressive about this company?

    They delivered high-quality products rapidly and supported us throughout the entire project. We never had any problems with documentation.

    Are there any areas for improvement?

    Their English-speaking skills were mostly solid, but sometimes a language barrier got in the way of our collaboration.

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

    E-Commerce Web Dev for Shipping & Delivery Company

    "Their skilled team found the most efficient design possible for our web service without limiting its functionality."

    Quality: 
    4.5
    Schedule: 
    4.0
    Cost: 
    4.5
    Willing to refer: 
    4.0
    The Project
     
    $50,000 to $199,999
     
    Nov. 2016 - Ongoing
    Project summary: 

    Stfalcon revamped an e-commerce website and a dashboard tool to improve user-friendliness. They redesigned and rebuilt the tool’s interface, adding an API. They also made separate sites customized by country.

    The Reviewer
     
    10,000+ Employees
     
    Kiev, Ukraine
    Artem Volkhonskyi
    Head of Digital Product Development Department, Nova Poshta
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    The updated site received awards and positive feedback from stakeholders. Despite some timeline ambiguities, Stfalcon ran a seamless project. Their skilled team kept in touch and demonstrated professionalism throughout the process. They delivered high-quality products at great value.

    BACKGROUND

    Please describe your company and your position there.

    I am the head of digital product development for Nova Poshta. We are a delivery and shipping company based in Ukraine.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    For what projects/services did your company hire Stfalcon?

    We engaged Stfalcon to revamp our e-commerce site called Nova Poshta Shopping. We also needed to improve the UX of our Personal Dashboard tool.

    What were your goals for this project?

    We wanted to remake a platform that allows users to purchase products online from abroad and have them delivered to Ukraine. We also wanted to expand and improve the user-friendliness of our online services.

    SOLUTION

    How did you select this vendor?

    We found a few software development companies that fit our requirements. Stfalcon stood out from the competition by offering clear solutions and a large stack of technologies that matched our project needs.

    Can you go into detail about the services they provided and the scope of the project?

    For the Personal Dashboard tool, Stfalcon redesigned the interface, built the new web application, and integrated the frontend with Nova Poshta’s API. For Nova Poshta Shopping, Stfalcon developed individual storefronts for each company, complete with functionality, shipping addresses, and specified currencies.

    What was the team composition?

    We worked with a team of UI/UX designers, back- and frontend developers, and project managers.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    Nova Poshta Shopping won an award as the best forwarding service for international online shopping.

    How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

    Stfalcon’s project manager helped oversee each stage and ensure that their team met every requirement. They also served as the point of contact between our two organizations. The project overall ran smoothly.

    What did you find most impressive about this company?

    Their skilled team found the most efficient design possible for our web service without limiting its functionality. They demonstrated professionalism from start to finish, and we are highly satisfied with their top-notch results.

    Are there any areas where they can improve?

    They could expand their services in data analysis and machine learning, but overall, we’re pleased with their performance.

    4.0
    Overall Score in my opinion
    • 4.0 Scheduling
      ON TIME / DEADLINES
      On occasion, they misjudged timelines.
    • 4.5 Cost
      Value / within estimates
      They delivered high-quality products at cost-effective rates.
    • 4.5 Quality
      Service & deliverables
      Nobody is perfect, but Stfalcon comes close.
    • 4.0 NPS
      Willing to refer
      I highly recommend them for medium and large projects, which is what we engaged their services for.

    Web & App Dev for Online Veterinary Service

    “We look forward to using the current build to attract new investors.”

    Quality: 
    4.5
    Schedule: 
    5.0
    Cost: 
    5.0
    Willing to refer: 
    5.0
    The Project
     
    $200,000 to $999,999
     
    Apr. - Sept. 2018
    Project summary: 

    Stfalcon developed an online platform that connects users with veterinarians through video calling technology. They built native apps for iOS and Android. The accompanying website was created using WordPress.

    The Reviewer
     
    1-10 Employees
     
    Stockholm, Sweeden
    CEO, Online Veterinary Service
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    Stfalcon delivered a polished product that’s highly rated on The App Store and Google Play. Users appreciate the app’s intuitive interface and convenient functionalities. After receiving nearly 10,000 downloads in the course of a few months, the platform is poised to continue growing.

    BACKGROUND

    Introduce your business and what you do there.

    I’m the CEO of an online veterinary service. We provide an app that allows users to book and meet veterinarians though video calls.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    What challenge were you trying to address with Stfalcon?

    While we were able to get veterinary physicians to sign up with us, the success of our business depends on the technological stability of our platform. Therefore, we needed an experienced development firm to create our website, build the mobile app, and integrate relevant third-party applications.

    SOLUTION

    What was the scope of their involvement?

    Stfalcon developed our native mobile apps for both iOS and Android. That process involved building a backend infrastructure to support a complex calendar feature. They also implemented an administrative system to facilitate a quick login process for vets. Then, they integrated the platform with third-party software to enable payment and video call functionality. Finally, they built our website using WordPress and included SEO-focused content.

    What is the team composition?

    They assigned 10–14 people to our account. That team included a project manager, iOS developers, Android developers, QA resources, SEO specialists, and frontend designers.

    How did you come to work with Stfalcon?

    We found Stfalcon through a third-party company that connects startups with development firms.

    How much have you invested with them?

    We spent nearly €200,000 (approximately $227,000 USD).

    What is the status of this engagement?

    Stfalcon’s work took place from April–September 2018. The platform has launched, and we’re continuing to refine the service.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    The platform has a 4.9 rating on both The App Store and Google Play. However, most users have given it a perfect score. We almost have 10,000 downloads, so I’d say that Stfalcon did a great job. The product has been well received according to the metrics we track.

    How did Stfalcon perform from a project management standpoint?

    We’ve had some difficulties with the language barrier at times, but were able to clarify things by writing them out. However, that usually occurs when working with the developers as opposed to the project manager. We mostly communicate via Slack and video calls.

    What did you find most impressive about them?

    Stfalcon is a great company to hire when launching the first version of a platform. They built a stable product at a fair price. We look forward to using the current build to attract new investors. We’re happy with how they performed.

    Are there any areas they could improve?

    I recommend that they pay more attention to documentation. They’re a proactive team, but proper preparation can save a lot of time as a project progresses.

    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
      I’ve already recommended them.

    Frontend Dev for Domain Smart Search

    "Stfalcon is a professional, goal-oriented team."  

     

    Quality: 
    4.5
    Schedule: 
    5.0
    Cost: 
    5.0
    Willing to refer: 
    5.0
    The Project
     
    $10,000 to $49,999
     
    Mar. 2015 - Ongoing
    Project summary: 

    Stfalcon developed the frontend of a site from scratch with API integration. They built a custom dashboard and multilingual intelligent search using WebSocket and smart caching for optimal loading speed.

     

    The Reviewer
     
    11-50 Employees
     
    Kyiv, Ukraine
    Andrew Khvetkevich
    CEO, NIC.UA LLC
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    Stfalcon’s technical acumen is streamlining the process of scaling up to an exponentially larger international user base. Launching the enhanced new site iteration sparked an impressive increase in user traffic, leads, and sales. The team is communicative and accommodating.

    BACKGROUND

    Please describe your company and your position there.

    I am the co-owner and CEO of NIC.UA LLC, one of the largest domain name registrar and hosting providers in Ukraine.  

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    For what projects/services did your company hire Stfalcon?

    We have hired the Stfalcon team to help us create a brand-new frontend from scratch. They are making the HTML-only design and our in-house designer produced work compatibly with our backend API integration.

    What were your goals for this project?

    As our number of users increases exponentially, the service should become more flexible and simpler to scale. We specified that it be based on modern technologies so it could handle a huge number of our users. Lastly, we needed to integrate intellectual search into the website to make it easier and faster to find domain names.

    SOLUTION

    How did you select this vendor?

    We found Stfalcon on the internet after considering numerous other teams. They offered a great technology stack and sufficiently experienced developers. We proposed the idea of using a time and materials contract so we could see the results first. Most importantly, our discussions with the sales manager and interview with the team indicated that we have a common vision for the project.

    Can you go into detail about the services they provided and the scope of the project?

    Standard admin dashboards have a limited number of functions, so Stfalcon developed a custom version that suits all our needs. We created modules to display in certain parts of the screen and landing pages for discount offers. The flexible dashboard lets our site administrator restructure each page without touching its code.  

    To create a smart search option, Stfalcon implemented smart caching for requests and added features common to major search engines like transliteration, synonyms search, and translation. Whether a user searches a domain in Russian or English, it generates examples of domain names that best suit their request in both languages. 

    Stfalcon’s developers used WebSockets to quickly aggregate and display domain data.  It conveniently shows users the first results while conducting the rest of the search in the background. The team made it compatible with our API for authentication and orders.

    What was the team composition?

    Six talented people from Stfalcon worked on our website redesign. Their team included a project manager, three backend developers, a frontend developer, and a QA specialist.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    Our number of visitors drastically increased right after we launched the redesigned site. The smart search feature has helped us attract many new leads and sell a high number of domains.

    How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

    Stfalcon's project manager clearly grasped everything we needed to implement on the new version of our website. They gave us useful advice and communicated at a high level. We could contact them at any time to discuss additions. Stfalcon has a very flexible management approach. It was never an issue to make changes or add functionality during development. Their flexibility was very convenient.

    What did you find most impressive about this company?

    Stfalcon is a professional, goal-oriented team.  Their manager works hard to delve deep into your project. They understand what not only you but also your customers need, which is excellent.

    Are there any areas where they can improve?

    Talk to the team you plan to hire. Even if you don’t have a technical background, ask if they understand your project and have them describe their vision for its realization. 

    In our case, all the team members from Stfalcon were interested in our project. They have all demonstrated a desire to perform well and deliver great results.

    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

    Software Dev for Peer Lending Web App

    “Stfalcon was a real partner, not just a contractor.”

    Quality: 
    5.0
    Schedule: 
    5.0
    Cost: 
    5.0
    Willing to refer: 
    5.0
    The Project
     
    $10,000 to $49,999
     
    June 2017 - Apr. 2018
    Project summary: 

    Stfalcon took over the project from another vendor. Based on a prototype, the team designed, developed, and configured an out-of-the-box web app.

    The Reviewer
     
    1-10 Employees
     
    Kyiv, Ukraine
    Alisa Korn
    Founder, Maemo UA
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    The launched app has received positive feedback from initial users, thanks to Stfalcon’s expertise. Their genuine interest, attentiveness, and efficiency contributed to a successful collaboration.

    BACKGROUND

    Please describe your company and your position there.

    I’m the founder of a peer-to-peer rental service.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    For what projects/services did your company hire Stfalcon?

    We needed help with software development.

    What were your goals for this project?

    Our goal was to have a fully functional product with a modern design.

    SOLUTION

    How did you select this vendor?

    Stfalcon was not our first partner for this project. As a small startup with a limited budget, we chose our first outsourcing company because of their low rates. After two months, we were disappointed with the results, so we searched for another development vendor.

    I looked for recommendations from my network and got good feedback about Stfalcon. We chose them based on their portfolio. I was happy to see that they’d successfully created several products with thousands of users.

    Can you go into detail about the services they provided and the scope of the project?

    Stfalcon designed, developed, configured, and deployed a new client server web application. They created it almost from scratch. When we started working with them, we had just formalized our ideas and created a simple prototype. The Stfalcon team dived deeply into the product and shared lots of brilliant ideas. Since they had extensive experience, they were able to implement best practices.

    What was the team composition?

    We worked with seven people from their team, including developers, a project manager, a designer, and a QA person.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    We’ve launched an out-of-the-box service that has received positive feedback from its first users.

    How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

    The project management was highly professional, with a balance between quality and speed. The team complied with deadlines and communicated delays ahead of time. Their project manager was my only contact, which saved a lot of time.

    What did you find most impressive about this company?

    Stfalcon was a real partner, not just a contractor. They were deeply involved in the project and provided exceptional value. They were not afraid to disagree with us, which resulted in a better product.

    Are there any areas where they can improve?

    There was very little they could improve. They are an open-minded team of professionals.

    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

    Recipe Sharing Website Development

    "We did great things together."

    Quality: 
    4.5
    Schedule: 
    5.0
    Cost: 
    5.0
    Willing to refer: 
    5.0
    The Project
     
    $10,000 to $49,999
     
    Mar. 2009 - Ongoing
    Project summary: 

    Stfalcon transformed a cooking platform to create a community, along with complementary iOS and Android mobile applications. The project included creating contest and voting functionalities. 

    The Reviewer
     
    1-10 Employees
     
    Ukraine
    Andrey Manujlenko
    CEO, Cookorama.Net
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    The team’s development has helped to expand the platform’s user base to various countries. Stfalcon offered reliable support during the project and after the launch. They are professional and willing to make suggestions to improve the product and services.

    BACKGROUND

    Please describe your company and your position there.

    I am the owner of a platform for cooking recipes called Cookorama.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    For what projects/services did your company hire Stfalcon?

    We wanted to create a search engine for recipes, but it has smoothly evolved into a cooking community. In light of this change, we needed to create a proper platform for our audience.

    What were your goals for this project?

    We wanted to create a platform, including a website and mobile applications, where people could easily share and access cooking recipes.

    SOLUTION

    How did you select this vendor?

    We needed a company experienced in developing new projects for startups who could understand the needs of our market. Stfalcon was the best choice we found when researching. We liked the way their manager and developers communicated with us and how they helped to develop our idea.

    Describe the project in detail.

    Cookorama is the first social media site for people who love cooking. It's a platform where users can share recipes, rankings of recipes, and discuss cooking. However, it's not limited to reading and writing recipes; we offer an interactive place for sharing experiences, discussing different ways of cooking, and we also hold contests where users can vote for the best advice. The project had to develop in such a way that it was simple for users, but also aesthetically pleasing.

    What was the team composition?

    We worked with a manager, two developers, a designer and DevOps.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

    What outcomes or results can you share that demonstrate progress and/or success?

    Stfalcon successfully developed the website and two mobile apps, on both iOS and Android, helping us to attract more users. The platform started its work in Ukraine, now we have many users from other countries, mostly in the USA, Russia, Portugal and Poland. In Ukraine, it is commonly known platform, almost anyone looking for a recipe will find us.

    How effective was the project management?

    The management was effective. The solution was delivered on time and we had reliable support after it's launch, including help with publishing the apps to stores and redesigning the site when needed.

    What did you find most impressive about this company?

    The developers are very professional and have a great attitude towards their work. They are collaborative and come up with great ideas for project development. After the site's successful launch, they suggested developing mobile apps that brought us more users and made the platform's content better. I was also happy with the fact that all work was finished on time; nothing was postponed during development. We did great things together.

    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

    App Design & Dev Support For Boutique Agency

    "[T]heir code quality is very high and all our managers were really impressed and happy with that."

    Quality: 
    5.0
    Schedule: 
    5.0
    Cost: 
    5.0
    Willing to refer: 
    5.0
    The Project
     
    Less than $10,000
     
    Sept. - Nov. 2017
    Project summary: 

    Stfalcon designed and developed an app that required a great UX while also being easy to maintain and update. Its aim is to provide seamless and fun communication between friends.

    The Reviewer
     
    11–50 Employees
     
    London, United Kingdom
    Managing Director, Digital Agency
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    The app’s architecture is robust, which has drastically reduced its amount of bugs, and it’s also easier to support and update. Their staff is professional, well organized, and managed to learn new technologies in only one day.  

    BACKGROUND

    Please describe your company and your position there.

    I’m the CEO and managing director of a boutique agency that offers full-spectrum digital services for the luxury goods industry. We help luxury brands go digital on a global scale.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    For what projects/services did your company hire Stfalcon?

    We needed their help on a new project that had unique features and specifics for users.

    What were your goals for this project?

    Our goal was to create a platform that delivers the best user experience, allowing people to communicate and find friends in an easier and fun way.

    SOLUTION

    How did you select this vendor?

    We needed an experienced company that could become our partner and help us with various design and app development issues that we couldn’t manage internally. We were looking for a Ukrainian IT company since they have good reputations and prove to develop high-quality solutions.

    Describe the project in detail.

    We worked on an app with Stfalcon. As I mentioned before, our aim was to create maximum comfort for a person while using our app. Another one of our targets was to develop the app so that it would be really easy to maintain and update to new versions.

    What was the team composition?

    We initially worked with the sales team, who supported us well on the documentation and legal part of our cooperation. Then, the mobile app team was involved in the development.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    Stfalcon delivered clean code on time and improved the app’s architecture, which significantly reduced the number of bugs and facilitated quality assurance. The app itself also became much easier to support and maintain.

    How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

    They have a professional attitude towards project management and all their processes are well-organized.

    What did you find most impressive about this company?

    There are two things worth mentioning: first, they managed to deal with technologies they hadn’t used before in just one day; second, their code quality is very high and all our managers were really impressed and happy with that.

    Are there any areas for improvement?

    Stfalcon is a really good team of professionals—they know their job! My only recommendation for them would be to constantly keep learning and growing.

    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

    Online Store Design & Dev for Telecommunications Company

    "[T]hey demonstrated a mix of both creativity and a pragmatic approach … It helped us find good solutions."

    Quality: 
    5.0
    Schedule: 
    5.0
    Cost: 
    4.5
    Willing to refer: 
    5.0
    The Project
     
    $10,000 to $49,999
     
    Jul. 2016 - Jul. 2017
    Project summary: 

    Stfalcon was hired to design and develop an e-commerce site for the largest telecom operator in Ukraine with an attractive design that would keep customers engaged and increase visibility.

    The Reviewer
     
    1001-10,000 Employees
     
    Kyiv, Ukraine
    Вадим Ивашкевич
    SEO Strategist, Kyivstar
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    Thanks to their involvement, the number of visitors increased threefold in only a period of three months. Results have been very positive overall and they displayed great communication and organizational skills while solving problems very efficiently.

    BACKGROUND

    Please describe your company and your position there.

    Kyivstar is the biggest telecommunications operator in Ukraine, providing communications and data services. During our cooperation with Stfalcon, I was in charge of Shop Kyivstar, the new e-commerce project for the company.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    For what projects/services did your company hire Stfalcon?

    Our company expanded its business and launched an online store specializing in smartphones, tablets, mobile phones, TV, etc. We hired Stfalcon to develop solutions for our e-shop.

    What were your goals for this project?

    We were looking for a company that could not only provide a digital solution but also deliver the same value that we give to our customers. The goal was to develop an e-shop with an attractive design that would keep customers on the page and boost sales.

    SOLUTION

    How did you select this vendor?

    Due to the strict requirements we had, we held a tender in order to choose the right company to provide a solution for us. The main criteria were the company’s experience, portfolio, and the qualifications of their team. After considering some candidates, we decided that Stfalcon was the most suitable for the work.

    Describe the project in detail.

    The work was well planned. Together, we came up with a user interface solution that was very effective which consisted of creating landing pages for each product instead of traditional descriptions. It increased our visibility and helped us attract more attention from customers. The marketing plan also worked more efficiently.

    What was the team composition?

    There was a team of UI/UX [user interface/user experience] designers, a team of frontend developers, and project and content management teams.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

    What outcomes or results can you share that demonstrate progress and/or success?

    I can’t disclose financial outcomes but in the period of May-August 2017, the overall number of people that visited our e-shop increased threefold. I’m very happy with the results.

    How effective was the project management?

    Their project managers were very organized and communicated well. All issues were solved as quickly as possible according to the complexity of the problem.

    What did you find most impressive about this company?

    Stfalcon proved to be able to develop quality solutions, had a professional attitude, quickly reacted to any kind of problems, and was flexible when coming up with solutions. Also, they demonstrated a mix of both creativity and a pragmatic approach, which is a synergy that I really liked. It helped us find good solutions.

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

    E-commerce Development For Online Retailer

    "They have good price and skills, and they are very attentive."

    Quality: 
    5.0
    Schedule: 
    5.0
    Cost: 
    5.0
    Willing to refer: 
    5.0
    The Project
     
    $10,000 to $49,999
     
    2015 - 2017
    Project summary: 

    Stfalcon developed a complex e-commerce platform that allows consumers to preorder electronics and then sell them to retailers. 

    The Reviewer
     
    1-10 Employees
     
    Helsinki, Finland
    CEO, PreOrder.it
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    Stfalcon was very professional and responsive during the partnership. Their team's skills and good pricing made for a good project. 

    BACKGROUND

    Introduce your business and what you do there.

    It was started as new venture – online project PreOrder.it. We have try to validate an idea to collect pre-orders on consumer electronics goods online and then sell it to retailers.

    I'm the Founder and CEO. 

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    What challenge were you trying to address with Stfalcon?

    We needed to create a website with a very complex back-end.

    SOLUTION

    What was the scope of their involvement?

    Our web service was for placing pre-orders on newly announced devices, tracking news about it and getting offers from suppliers.

    It was quite simple outside but has complex CMS inside. It was built on PHP. 

    Its users are tech-savvy people, enthusiasts who are interested in new devices, gadgets etc.

    They were responsible for all IT-related parts of our venture – web server management, administration. Software architecture and development.

    How did you come to work with Stfalcon?

    I contacted them based on a recommendation by my partners. And of course, they gave me good proposal (prices were good too).

    How much have you invested with them?

    It was under 100k USD.

    What is the status of this engagement?

    We didn't plan an end date for the project – it was continuous development. We have worked together about two years and after they continue their support.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

    What did you find most impressive about them?

    They were very professional and responsive.

    They have good price and skills, and they are very attentive.

    Are there any areas they could improve?

    No. I think everything was made right (from their side). Unfortunately, our business model wasn't the best.

    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