TOP JAVASCRIPT & SERVERLESS COMPANY

TechMagic is a tech consulting company from Lviv, Ukraine with a narrow technology focus on JavaScript, Node.js, Angular, React, Typescript, Native iOS and Android, AWS, Serverless, and Salesforce.

We pay a big attention to becoming experts in the selected technological domains. That's why we set up partnerships with global companies in order to strengthen our expertise and knowledge.

We are:

- Official AWS Certified Consulting Partner since 2017

- Official Serverless Framework Partner since 2018 

- Official Salesforce Consulting Partner since 2018

Constant tech focus and strong local community help us engage the best JavaScript and Mobile talents from the market.

How do we work?

DEDICATED TEAM model perfectly works for the clients who want to have engineers involved only to their specific project and to manage them directly on a daily basis.

Also, we work with FIXED PRICE projects, providing detailed time and budget estimates based on the detailed requirements from the client.

Build your dedicated team with TechMagic.

 
$10,000+
 
$25 - $49 / hr
 
50 - 249
 Founded
2014
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Lviv, Ukraine
headquarters
other locations
  • 251 Donahue Street
    San Francisco, CA 94965
    United States
  • 12 Heath Hill, Chestnut Hill
    Boston, MA 02445
    United States
  • Suite 7063 10 Great Russell Street
    London, LND WC1B 3BQ
    United Kingdom

Portfolio

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Elements.cloud - Enterprise SaaS

Elements.cloud is a B2B SaaS platform which helps to visualize and organize business processes. It has a centralized interactive space for process mapping in the cloud that allows bringing a new level of operational excellence. The web application uses Salesforce integrations and is fully GDPR compliant. Users can capture requirements, map processes, document Salesforce Organization, deliver user training, and provide

governance.

What we've done:

We implemented a concept of highly-customizable diagrams with robust version control, applied Redis software for locking certain parts of data, created different security groups for different application layers, and installed appropriate instances types for various services. Also, we executed a shift from EC2 instance to partial serverless architecture, using AWS Lambda. Due to this transition, we made Elements solutions more cost-efficient with a lower need for infrastructure support.

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Good.co - HR-tech

Good&Co is a mobile and web application that helps to identify your personality, corporate culture fit and job match for career happiness.

What we've done:

1. Grew a team from 2 engineers to 40+ experts in Web and Mobile development, Cloud, UI/UX and marketing.

2. Moved a mobile app from hybrid to native, that increased number of active users and enhanced user experience.

3. Migrated web app to

the new version of Angular, which makes development easier and faster.

4. Integrated React widgets that help to increase conversions across various EU-based job boards.

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Graviz Telescope - Martech

Graviz Telescope helps customers turning big data into market insights through AI and personal marketing research assistant. They utilize deep learning to make advanced analytics, insights and data accessible to everyone on a global scale via interactive diagrams, charts, real-time streaming, and high-capacity performance.

What we've done:

TechMagic helps Graviz Telescope with a full-stack JavaScript development

of their web platform, advanced integrations, API connections, analytics, and Serverless architecture.
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Acron-I - Martech

Acorn-i simplifies the complexities of dealing with retail channels and provides brands and company owners the tools to maximise brand exposure, gain insights into consumer purchasing behaviour, return on marketing investment and efficiencies of conducting business.

What we've done:

We're helping Acorn-I with a full-cycle web development using JavaScript stack - Angular and Node.js, combined with AWS Serverless

architecture.
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Mobile Practice - Edtech

Learning performance app that provides more opportunities for people to practice, share, and coach each other for personal and team performance. Mobile Practice can be integrated with existing LMS and CRM systems. Among the main achievements, there is an offline mode, multi-language support for quick international deployments, reach data metrics, and web/mobile modes.

What we've done:

We proposed AWS platform with

Serverless approach for video transcoding and API by implementing AWS transcoder, Lambda, S3, API Gateway, CloudFront, DynamoDB, and Firebase, MongoDB, Sentry. We applied the serverless framework for deployment and CloudWatch for monitoring of Lambda functions. This technical approach allowed us to build a highly-scalable product for big clients of Mobile Practice with low latency streaming in the EU and US.
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Sociolocal - Martech

Socio Connect platform joins up all digital marketing activities in one place for restaurants and other venues, helping them to organize their Social Media Marketing in a proper and effective way. 

What we've done:

1. Integrated popular review providers such as TripAdvisor, Google My Business and Facebook. This allows to automatically collect guests feedbacks and identify opportunities for improvement.

2.

Incorporated reviews management in SocioConnect for better online moderation of feedbacks and dealing with all reviews from good to bad.

3. Added master view of all social network accounts connected to SocioConnect as one place with real-time visibility of all online channels.

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Dig Insights - Martech

Dig Insights is a research and analytics company that works with Consumer & Marketing data, provides Data Science Intelligence for clients, improves understanding of program relevance, design and delivery, performance and efficiency, and helps to test innovative ideas for global brands.

What we've done:

TechMagic helped Dig Insights to develop a big number of internal and external applications withing

marketing tech area both for Dig Insights itself and for their existing customers. We used pure JavaScript and AWS Serverless stack for all projects.
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Spott - Martech

Spott.ai enriches the viewing experience on every screen (smart TV, iOS Android, website, video player or set-top boxes) with a real-time view on the ROI of every product & brand shown in the content.

What we've done:

TechMagic helps Spott with a full-cycle backend and frontend development of their application using Node.js, React stack combined with Serverless Microsoft Architecture.

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Beamery - HR-tech

Beamery is the Talent Engagement Platform that combines talent CRM, talent marketing, automated compliance, and connected layer to legacy systems. It enables enterprises to attract, identify, and engage candidates using a unified platform.

What we've done:

Build a very strong React plus Quality assurance team that worked on the internal admin panels for recruitment management. 

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PeerPilot - HR-tech

PeerPilot helps you to avoid putting people into boxes and find exceptional talents through automated screening and assessment of candidates.

What we've done:

1. Separated candidate experience from admin/recruiter flow through building a new independent application.

2. Added possibility to manage teams through the app for admins to have more control over the process of challenges.

3. Redesigned and

improved UX in order to create a better user experience.

4. Implemented different PDF reports for admins to filter and compare candidates results and for candidates to monitor their scores in comparison with others.

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Fractal Labs - Fintech

Fractal Labs powers smart SME banking. With Fractal, financial institutions can engage SMEs, make better credit decisions and improve portfolio performance. 

What we've done:

We are helping Fractal Labs to put into production their development portal using JavaScript stack.

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Etergo - Mobility

Etergo is an electric mobility company that develops AppScooter. It elevates the electric smart vehicle concept, unifying communication, music, safety and more into an intuitive app-centric interface.

What we've done:

TechMagic helps Etergo team to develop a fully serverless backend using JavaScript and AWS stack. Also, we help Etergo with Android development for their native mobile and embedded interfaces.

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Sportdec - Sports tech

Sportdec is a unique platform and product where players can enter both free and pay-to-play games to win cash prizes every day. Also, Sportdec has private games, where users can invite their friends via messaging and social media. Sportdec app is available for iOS and Android. It brings content, social and gaming into a single user experience via a complete mobile destination for fans, using fast and iterative development, in a

rewarding team culture.

What we've done:

TechMagic team is helping with the full-stack development of Sportdec products, enhancing its core value proposition with new business areas and product, and applying only JavaScript technologies.

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Tide Banking - Fintech

Tide is a revolutionary financial services product for small and medium-sized businesses. Tide users can manage a wide variety of financial services for their business in one place.

What we've done:

We built an internal team of iOS experts that handled native mobile development part for Tide Banking at the early stage of the startup.

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Playlist - Music tech

Playlist is a platform for artists and influencers to connect live with fans, hold virtual concerts and release new music to millions of listeners at the same time. Playlist’s patent-pending technology includes synchronized streaming, machine learning-based social recommendations, collaborative playlists, large-scale group chat, behaviour-based music programming, and Music Match algorithms.

What we've done:

We are

helping the Playlist team with native mobile development part for the iOS platform and additional quality assurance. 

Reviews

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Dev. Staff Augmentation for Gambling Software Company

"They gave us solid feedback on how we could improve deployments on AWS."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
4.5
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Apr. - Dec. 2019
Project summary: 

TechMagic provided staff augmentation services. Their staffers offered frontend development with React and backend support with AWS. They worked on the mobile website and desktop products. 

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Dublin, Ireland
Gearoid O'Grady
CEO, Sportdec
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Overall, TechMagic made great recommendations and suggestions on the course of database and AWS development. Their team had a great quality of work and stellar feedback. Working remotely, they communicated well through Jira and Google Hangouts. 

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 CEO of Sportdec, a gambling software company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with TechMagic?

We’re operating in a very competitive market for tech talent. We were trying to expand our team and needed a company that offered staff augmentation.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They worked for us in two different ways. The first project was for a distinct piece of development work we gave them—there was a product spec and they provided the development resources to help launch it. We also added a frontend developer to our core team on a remote basis. On the frontend, we used React and React Native. On the backend, we used Amazon Cloud Service and AWS. We were mainly working on mobile web and desktop.

What is the team composition?

There were two developers. I had a main point of contact for progress updates and managing the workflow.

How did you come to work with TechMagic?

Ross (Head of Partner Engagement, TechMagic) reached out to me on LinkedIn. We followed up with some conference calls and then met up in London. We liked the technologies they were using and determined it was a good fit between the two businesses. I got a sense of their professionalism and standout organization. It gave me reassurance that they could deliver what we needed.

How much have you invested with them?

We invested $35,000-$40,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in April until December 2019.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

From the initial project we gave them, they made some recommendations as to how we might be able to retrofit some of the technologies. They recommended that we move our database to Firebase. Afterward, they gave us solid feedback on how we could improve deployments on AWS. We're definitely impressed with the standard and quality of work that they provided to us.

How did TechMagic perform from a project management standpoint?

The developers worked remotely. The communication went through my head of product, initially. The communication was mainly through instant message and Google Hangouts. The workflow was managed through Jira. When we took on the remote developer who worked for our core team, it was very similar. We had a daily standup meeting that he joined via video call. He also worked with our scrum team using Jira as the tracking software. Communication was either through email, instant message, or conference calls.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Aside from their excellent quality of work, their communication process is very good.

Are there any areas they could improve?

We struggled with the ability to quickly ramp up. When we were looking to add remote people to our core team, there could've been more flexibility in terms of available resources in order to quickly scale up their teams. That held us back a bit, but I can understand why they don’t want to have expensive resources sitting on the bench waiting for work to come in.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Go with a clear objective. They were very good when we went to them with a specific project that we had fully scoped and designed. With this, they were quickly able to pick up on estimates, determine what work would be involved, and what it would cost. Have a clear idea and plan on what you’re looking to deliver.

4.5
Overall Score They were very professional and very easy to deal with. Communication was excellent. They were always available to talk.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    The fixed term project that we gave then was delivered on time.
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They were almost as expensive as if we hired an individual to our office in Dublin. The flexibility and ability to bring them on relatively quickly were useful, but from a cash point of view, there wasn’t much of a difference.
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They were efficient, on time, and on budget.
  • 4.5 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I have no hesitation recommending them.

IT Staff Augmentation for Healthcare Software Company

“We’re happy with the work they’ve done.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Sept. 2019 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

TechMagic is developing functionalities for a healthcare software company’s tech stack. They’re using React and Node.js.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
London, United Kingdom
Head of Engineering, Healthcare Software Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

TechMagic has facilitated a positive client experience by communicating well, being responsive, and remaining open to new ideas and feedback. Internal stakeholders appreciate their effective process.

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 head of engineering for a healthcare software company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with TechMagic?

We needed to build some functionalities in a tech stack, and we didn’t have the in-house resources to do so.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We explained the problem we were having to TechMagic and proposed some of the ideas for solutions that we’d thought of. Then, TechMagic told us what they could do and how that might work. They’re using React and Node.js.

What is the team composition?

There’s a team of two developers, a QA person, and a project manager.

How did you come to work with TechMagic?

They were recommended to us. We agreed upon an initial project with the deal that we would extend it.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in September 2019, and it’s ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We have two more months of the project. We’ve had a positive experience working with TechMagic’s team. They are very responsive and good at communicating with us. They’re good at taking on new ideas and feedback.

How did TechMagic perform from a project management standpoint?

We use Slack and email. We have weekly calls with the whole team and will have more calls if needed.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They have a good process.

Are there any areas they could improve?

We’re happy with the work they’ve done.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Be very clear about what outcome you want. Make sure that you are confident that the team understands what you’re trying to achieve and which things are really important to you.

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

Microservice Dev for SaaS Co

"TechMagic's employees are very proactive."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
3.5
Willing to refer: 
3.5
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
June - Dec. 2019
Project summary: 

TechMagic built a microservice to manage products for a SaaS business. They built wireframes and two frontends to enable integration. They created scalable features including CRUD of products and product feeds.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Aalst, Belgium
Technical Project Lead, Spott
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

TechMagic delivered a product that improved the system’s flexibility to expand the use cases for consumers’ engagement. The team was responsive and accessible to establish actionable plans that facilitated progress.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

We're a SaaS business building a martech platform. I'm responsible for the software development, from planning to maintenance.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire TechMagic?

We outsourced one of the biggest stories on our roadmap to TechMagic. It was a microservice (both frontend and backend) responsible for managing products, which could be managed manually or imported/synchronised from CSV product feeds.

What were your goals for this project?

The service had to replace a previous, outdated microservice. It had to be more modern, including better scalability, maintainability, and flexibility from the user's perspective. It had to be integrated perfectly with our existing infrastructure. The scope included planning, analysis, implementation and testing.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

They were recommended to us by a business connection. TechMagic's visit to our offices persuaded us.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

The requirements weren't fully clear at the start of the project, so we started out with a discovery workshop outlining what was needed exactly. Low-fi wireframes were created, which were sent to our own designer. Once this was more clear, a full stack developer started working on two projects: the backend and frontend component of the service. We decided later to add another frontend project with shared components to facilitate integrating with the existing architecture. After a couple of months, a handover was done to a team including a frontend engineer, a backend engineer and a QA engineer. They worked in two-week sprints, releasing often and early. The requested features included CRUD of products and product feeds, including the possibility to sync 100Ks of products with CSV-formatted product feeds.

What was the team composition?

To kickstart the project:

  • business analysis 
  • full-stack developer

After about two months:

  • a team with a NodeJS developer
  • a React developer
  • a QA engineer
RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Introducing this module greatly improved the flexibility of our system, allowing existing and new customers to address completely new use cases.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

As the business requirements weren't completely clear at the beginning of the project, expectations weren't completely met regarding deadlines. This improved very much after a couple of weeks, though, especially after adopting the two-weeks sprints. Communication went through Slack, JIRA, Confluence, Zoom, Bitbucket.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

TechMagic's employees are very proactive. Having (remote) meetings with them is a breeze, always resulting in concrete action points and plannings.

Are there any areas for improvement?

Even though the time pressure was high, we should've taken testing in scope from the beginning of the project.

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

Development Support for Market Research Company

“We’ve received the benefits of hiring the team, not just the individual.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Nov. 2018 – Ongoing
Project summary: 

TechMagic provides development support to a market research company. A developer is currently augmenting their team to help build a web platform’s backend. They previously assisted on two one-off web apps.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Toronto, Ontario
Lead Developer, Market Research Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Whether they’re leading development or augmenting the internal team, TechMagic has exceeded expectations and fostered a multi-project partnership. Internal stakeholders appreciate having access to the entire team’s expertise. Reputable and organized, they meet deadlines and offer fair costs.

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 lead developer at a market research company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with TechMagic?

We engaged them to support development projects.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

TechMagic is a development company that provides both outsourcing and staff augmentation options. For the last nine months, a TechMagic developer has worked with my team full-time. He is helping to develop a web platform’s backend with Node.js.

We previously worked with TechMagic on two one-off web apps. My team managed the projects, and they did front- and backend development and testing.

What is the team composition?

Right now, we’re just working with the one developer who augments our development team. Between the other two projects, each of which had four people assigned to them, we’ve worked with about 6–7 team members.

How did you come to work with TechMagic?

I can’t remember if they contacted us or vice versa, but we were looking for companies to help augment our team.

What is the status of this engagement?

Our work together began in November 2018, and it’s ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We review the individual developer’s code. TechMagic is meeting or exceeding our expectations in all aspects.

How did TechMagic perform from a project management standpoint?

They’ve done quite well in this regard. The individual developer works hand-in-hand with one of our team’s developers, who is the project lead and reviews the TechMagic developer’s code through pull requests. An account manager from their side checks in. On the previous two projects, TechMagic had lead developers.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Another company we’ve worked with has more of a distributed and remote structure. The benefit of working with TechMagic has been the fact that they seem like they’re onsite. When our assigned developer runs into issues, he can go to senior management and colleagues to utilize their expertise. We’ve received the benefits of hiring the team, not just the individual. They’re an organized and well-established company.  

Are there any areas they could improve?

This isn’t a slight against their work, but it seems like they have a lot going on whenever we request developers with specific technical knowledge, such as MongoDB or React. They generally don’t have someone immediately available, which probably just means that they’re properly utilizing their team members.

Any advice for potential customers?

They usually need a couple of weeks’ or months’ notice to form any specific technology stack team.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    We experienced a hiccup in the first project that caused a delay but ultimately didn’t damage our client relationship.
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Their pricing is competitive. We’ve had more and less expensive vendors, but we’ve stuck with TechMagic because we know the quality is good.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They’ve met all expectations. Once, when they weren’t going to meet the timeline, they switched the team up. They go above and beyond for clients.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Development for E-Learning Company

"TechMagic is different because they’re eager to make sure that we’re pleased with their services."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
3.0
Willing to refer: 
4.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Feb. 2019 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

TechMagic provides outsourced development services for an educational technology firm. One of their developers has already upgraded a website, and the client plans to use more of the team for future projects.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Stockholm, Sweden
Patrick Sävström
Founder, Taggis
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

TechMagic continues to deliver exceptional services. Flexible and communicative, the team holds frequent check-ins to ensure that they are meeting every requirement. Their commitment to gathering and responding appropriately to feedback sets them apart from other providers.

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 founder and CEO of Taggis, an e-learning software development company. We develop virtual training environments, mostly for the international airline industry. Our aviation industry clients use our software production tools to create learning solutions for flight, cabin, and maintenance crews.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with TechMagic?

Although we already have a robust, in-house team, we realize that we need to scale up and are trying to find an economical way of doing that. Specifically, we need some backend developers and frontend developers to help with various projects. Labor in Sweden is costly, especially in Stockholm, because it's a tech hub. We’re trying to find solutions to this problem through developers in other countries.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

After we found TechMagic, we started with a test project that took three or four months. We wanted to see how they work and evaluate their development skills. At the time, we needed to upgrade our website, so we gave that project to one of their developers.

What is the team composition?

Right now, we have one developer from TechMagic who works for us full time. We also communicate with a custome relations manager.

How did you come to work with TechMagic?

I met TechMagic through my brother. He found them while searching for developers for his company. They came over to Stockholm a few times to meet with us before we gave them the initial project.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent approximately $30,000 for about five months of work.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started in February 2019, and the project is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We gave TechMagic a small web development project to get a feel for their approach. We wanted to understand how they communicate, their documentation, and their project management structure, among other things. We haven’t measured their work in any meaningful way, but we’ve been very satisfied with their services.

We were nervous in the beginning about having a developer working from a distance, because all of our previous developers were in house. Luckily, the developer from TechMagic has been great. It’s an ongoing partnership, and the team will likely grow in the future.

How did TechMagic perform from a project management standpoint?

We have project managers on our side who have worked closely with their dedicated developer from the beginning. Also, our developers have been able to have discussions with their CTO and some of their other developers. Our CTO and project managers take care of setting up two-week sprints for the developer. Up until this point, we’ve been intentionally moving slowly until we get a feel for the partnership.

The developer from TechMagic is very accessible via Slack, and we have conversations almost every day. We also have weekly to biweekly conference calls with TechMagic’s customer relations manager to review the developer’s work. The customer relations manager is great about asking for our feedback and making sure that we’re satisfied with the partnership.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They’re very focused on making sure that the project is going well and that we’re satisfied. For example, I had a meeting recently with one of TechMagic's co-founders, Andrew (Co-Founder & CTO, TechMagic). He wanted to introduce me to the new customer relation managers.

With partnerships like this one, other vendors will provide a developer and never ask for feedback. TechMagic is different because they’re eager to make sure that we’re content with their services. They’ve even come to check-in with our team in Sweden a few times. We’re very close in terms of our business relationship. I would also like to add that their pricing level is good, and they always respond quickly.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I’m not sure. We've had success managing one developer, but it could be that, when the team grows, we will need some other kind of assistance from them. At the moment, I don't think that there’s anything that they should be doing differently. We’ve been able to handle the project, even from a distance, with Slack and conference calls.

If you looked around, you could probably find less expensive developers. We had discussions with multiple companies from other countries that were cheaper. TechMagic's structured approach to communication and scheduling makes them a better fit than these other providers.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

I’ve heard from other company executives that TechMagic turns down work with companies who don’t have a CTO. They don’t want to work with certain startups because they want structure from the client’s side. It’s really a matter of feeling like there’s mutual trust.

I would recommend that other companies have at least an informal discussion with them. I think most people would be very satisfied with their approach.

5.0
Overall Score They’re professional in how they communicate with us and manage feedback well, despite a significant time zone difference.
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They set up weekly meetings and send periodic e-mails to get feedback from us. They want to understand how our team feels about the partnership.
  • 3.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They’re a bit expensive compared to other companies that we've talked to, but they’re worth the money because the quality is there.
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    I can't go into details about the coding, but, from the business side, we feel very safe handing our proprietary information over to them.
  • 4.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Frontend Development for Video Publishing Platform

"TechMagic has facilitated a seamless workflow from conception to execution."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Sept. 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

TechMagic is developing the frontend of a video-sharing platform. The team uses a variety of technologies, including both JavaScript and HTML. They’re currently building a video widget. 

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Milan, Italy
Mattia Matteucci
Product Owner, The Outplay
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

TechMagic significantly improved its project management capabilities after a personnel shift. Their dedication to their work, coupled with their ability to understand sophisticated software, sets them apart from others. The team’s responsiveness and flexibility have made for a seamless partnership.

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 product owner at The Outplay. We manage a three-sided platform for advertisers, publishers, and video producers.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with TechMagic?

We were looking for someone to help us with the frontend development of our video publishing platform.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

TechMagic is developing the frontend of our platform. The team is building new sections that will provide more features to users. One such component is a video widget that we can embed on each publisher page. The team is using team using TypeScript, React and GraphQL, along with several other technologies. We’re handling the backend internally.

We provide the design work for the platform. I produce wireframes and user stories, and our designers create mockups of my work. When we finished the initial designs, we met with TechMagic to discuss our requirements and divide up the tasks. Although they’re focused on building new sections of the platform, they’re also improving what we already have.

What is the team composition?

I’m in contact with an HR manager.

How did you come to work with TechMagic?

They actually contacted us via LinkedIn.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in September 2018, and the partnership is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Everything is working properly, and the project is proceeding as planned.

How did TechMagic perform from a project management standpoint?

The workflow has improved a lot since we first started working with them. Our first project manager left the company, and their replacement has been much better. He’s much more driven and is great about planning tasks.

They’ve separated the project into biweekly sprints, and we have continuous calls to track progress. Their team is great about handling small issues without involving me. This frees me up to focus on higher level matters.

TechMagic has facilitated a seamless workflow from conception to execution. If there’s a problem, they’ll respond quickly to help us resolve it. They’re professional and capable of adapting to many different situations.   

What did you find most impressive about them?

We work with many other international companies, and the thing that distinguishes TechMagic from others is that they’re serious and dedicated to their work. They have excellent communication skills, and their approach is well structured.

They’re also extremely competent. I consider our platform quite complex from a development standpoint, and they’ve been able to jump in quickly and understand everything.

Are there any areas they could improve?

There’s nothing to improve.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

You can expect a team that has the experience required to deliver high-quality work.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They’re always on time, and the flow of the project is scheduled perfectly. Delays are very rare, and they manage issues well.
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    My colleagues tell me that I’m getting a great deal.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Web Dev & Integration for Image Correction Company

“In every project, they have all the technical knowledge we could hope for.”

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
3.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Sept. 2018 - Jan. 2019
Project summary: 

TechMagic collaborates with an image correction company on various projects, including work with Salesforce, e-commerce integrations, a SaaS application, and other development needs.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Calgary, Canada
Jeff Stephens
CTO, EyeQ
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Despite some issues with the original project, the final product was successful. TechMagic has strong technical capabilities, and they took time to research and find creative solutions.

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 CTO of an automatic image correction company. We provide products and solutions for individual users and businesses to analyze digital photos and make them look better.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with TechMagic?

We've done a number of projects with them over the past two or three years.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We first used them for small Salesforce projects. We've since used them for an integration with our ecommerce system, reporting, customizations for the business, and to build a SaaS application. We use Angular, various AWS resources, Web API, Lambda, and MongoDB. We've also used them for some general web development and JavaScript needs.

What is the team composition?

We experienced some turnover in the team, which was composed of three engineers, a QA lead, and a couple of project managers. The team we ended with had only one or two original members. Over the course of the Web API project, which lasted about three months, I dealt with six to eight people in total.

How did you come to work with TechMagic?

I'm not sure how our relationship started. I believe our CEO found them through a Salesforce channel.

How much have you invested with them?

We probably spent between $20,000–$30,000 USD.

What is the status of this engagement?

The project ran from September 2018–January 2019.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The service is up and running, so the project was successful. A handful of issues did pop up, and we've worked with them to do some feature additions and bug fixing. We don't have any hard stats on the metrics at this time.

How did TechMagic perform from a project management standpoint?

Project management was the hardest part of the process. Technically, they were very strong and built what they said they would. Most everything worked, even though we were doing new things for their team. They had to do some research and find creative solutions, and I was very impressed by their technical competence. Reporting on the completion date and the launch process was a little shaky, and we didn’t know in the beginning how they planned to move through development and production.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their technical competence is very good. They have a broad set of capabilities. The Web API project had a lot of elements, and we've used them for other projects as well. In every project, they have all the technical knowledge we could hope for.

Are there any areas they could improve?

We've talked with them about the issues with project management. We had a deep dive after the project ended to discuss the problems. We haven't done another big project to see if that has improved, but the turnover we experienced was probably a factor in some of that confusion.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Keep an eye on the requirements and the work as milestones pass. Make sure documentation is good, and be certain you have all the tools you need to take over and manage the product after completion. Cooperation was a key factor in our experience.

4.0
Overall Score Our experience is very good, and they're eager to follow up and make improvements.
  • 3.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    We missed our original deadline, and communication foundered during that first project. They've improved in smaller projects since then.
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Their quality and capabilities have a lot of value.
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They're technically strong, but the process management could improve. I would definitely use them again.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I would definitely recommend them.

Mobile App Development for Recruiting Firm

“We have a great relationship with them.”

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
3.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Mar. 2016 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

TechMagic manages web and mobile app development for native iOS and Android apps using Angular and Reactive as well as backend development.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
San Francisco, California
SVP, HR Software Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The partnership has grown from two to 35 team members working for the client—a sign of its success. Highly professional, honest, and trustworthy, TechMagic maintains consistent communication and applies strong knowledge of the required technologies.

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 SVP of engineering for an HR company. We help people to find a better fit where they work based on psychometric analysis available through web and mobile apps.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with TechMagic?

We needed a partner to develop our mobile application for the B2C aspect of the business.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

TechMagic does web and mobile application development for us. They’ve developed all of our frontend applications from scratch including four native mobile apps for iOS and Android. They developed our B2B product on Angular and other widgets on Reactive. For the last six months, they’ve also handled all of our backend development.

We work very closely with them and develop product specifications together. We provide the overall architecture but for each client implementation, they have the autonomy to develop the code as the individual clients wish.

What is the team composition?

We work with about 35 people at the moment including developers, QA engineers, some designers, and a couple of managers.

How did you come to work with TechMagic?

That was a long time ago. We were a very small company looking for help to develop a mobile application. I think we used Elance to put out a proposal with a description of what we wanted to build. We opened it for bids and TechMagic had the best response by far—which proved to be a very good choice.  

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in March 2016, and it’s ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Their success is our success. We were acquired which was thanks in part to their contributions. They hadn’t done much yet at the time but they gave us something solid to start with. Now we’ve grown to the extent that we’re working with 35 of their engineers up from two. I think success is measurable by the cost we pay to engage them.

How did TechMagic perform from a project management standpoint?

We have daily calls to share information about the features that are in development and ask any questions. We do the project management on our side for the features we are developing. They do their own internal management, like scrums.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They’re professional, honest, and trustworthy. They're knowledgeable about the different technologies we've been working on. It's easy to talk to them. We have a great relationship with them.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Something that plagues a lot of companies, especially in Eastern Europe, is retaining talent. The people that work for TechMagic are very young because the crowd that does technology in Ukraine is very young. They’re eager to learn but also eager to explore different areas, which makes it challenging to retain people for longer periods.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

I think our success is based on the fact that we talk to them every day. That gives us ample opportunities for their engineers to ask questions and for us to clarify any kind of misunderstanding as early as possible. Maintaining efficient, daily contact is key. There’s no chance for us to get out of sync or let things diverge.

4.5
Overall Score
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 3.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They've never failed to deliver what we needed.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

App Development for Sports Meetup App

“The new version of the app TechMagic developed helped improve engagement and attracted more users overall.”

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
3.5
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
4.5
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Apr. 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

TechMagic provides design, development, and testing services for building and maintaining a mobile app for iOS and Android. 

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Netherlands
CEO, Sports App
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

TechMagic provides quality app development services that have significantly helped the company improve its MVP. Although they could improve the project estimation accuracy, they continue to provide good value for the investment in their services overall. 

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 CEO of a sports app. 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with TechMagic?

We reached out to TechMagic to develop our mobile app.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

TechMagic developed the second version of our sports app for iOS and Android, using Swift. Referring to our MVP, they helped design additional elements of the app and equip the platform with new features. They also provided testing services and continue to maintain and update the app as needed. 

How did you come to work with TechMagic?

They were recommended to us and we were very attracted to the quality and affordability of their services. Working with them allowed us to expand our development power more affordably than building out our internal team. 

How much have you invested with them?

We've invested around $80,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We've been working with them since April 2018.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The new version of the app TechMagic developed improved engagement and attracted more users overall. We're very happy with the quality of their work. 

How did TechMagic perform from a project management standpoint?

Overall, they manage projects well but can improve the accuracy of their estimates for different sprints to make sure we're not exceeding our budget. 

What did you find most impressive about them?

They consider the big picture when working with clients, looking for ways to constantly improve products and provide feedback on implementing new features. They also push back on any ideas they don't agree with, which is very refreshing. 

Are there any areas they could improve?

As I mentioned, they could improve project estimates so we don't have to worry about exceeding our budget. 

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Be in touch with them frequently throughout the project to ensure timelines and budgets stay in line with expectations. 

4.5
Overall Score
  • 3.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    There were times when the budget changed throughout the timeline.
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They provide a good value for the investment overall.
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    The quality of their work is good, but not perfect.
  • 4.5 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I'm very likely to recommend them to others.

UI Design for App Startup

"They can translate our ideas into practical, workable solutions on the fly."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
July 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Using Sketch and InVision, TechMagic took existing wireframes and designed and developed the UI for a scrapbooking app.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Los Angeles, California
CTO, Colormylife.com
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Still in beta, the app is more sophisticated design-wise and has received positive feedback from key stakeholders. TechMagic’s expert team inspires confidence throughout the project by communicating clearly from the start. They also offered useful tactical advice that was subsequently implemented.

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 CTO and co-founder of Color My Life, a startup and app for paper crafting. We focus on scrapbooking, cardmaking, and space to catalog supplies.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with TechMagic?

My co-founder and I have technology backgrounds. We wrote the spec for the app but needed to hire an external resource to execute our vision.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement? 

TechMagic principally worked on the UI design. We gave them the wireframes that we’d developed ourselves. They further developed the UI using the Sketch drawing package. Then they used InVision for putting it all together into an interactive display so we can check how things work and how to go from one screen to another. We used another vendor for the app development because their team wasn’t available. We're back working with TechMagic again to add new features.

What is the team composition? 

I directly work with one person who then manages the work in the background. There are at least two other people involved in the project. 

How did you come to work with TechMagic?

I was working with another company in Ukraine that doesn't do apps. They recommended we reach out to TechMagic. In speaking with them, I was quite impressed with their excellent English ability. 

How much have you invested with them?

We spent about $6,000.

What is the status of this engagement? 

The project first started in July 2018 and is currently ongoing. 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We’re extremely happy with the work they’ve done. TechMagic took our horrible but functional wireframes and turned them into something much better. Everything they do is great. It’s cheesy, but they literally provide the magic. We’re happy to continue what will become a long-term relationship working on the UI.

How did TechMagic perform from a project management standpoint?

Our project lead is excellent. He manages their work so that it's seamless to us. We don't have to worry about how many people are on the project. We just deal with him, and he gets it done. They’re also very flexible about how we want to work. 

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their communication is so natural. We're used to working with teams around the world, but they might as well be down the road. Their feedback is great, too. For example, we have conference calls with the UI developer. He works while we're talking through our rough ideas. They can translate our ideas into practical, workable solutions on the fly. 

Are there any areas they could improve? 

No, not really. 

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Make sure to begin with a good specification. You should know what you want before you start. We started with wireframes and a well-written, functional spec. We’d already worked out roughly how we thought the app should work. Rather than guessing what we wanted, it was a really quick and efficient process.

5.0
Overall Score Their communication really stands out.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They were upfront about the delivery schedule.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    The price is competitive, and their fast process saved us time and money.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They delivered everything we asked.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I'd definitely recommend them.