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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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Acorn-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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Web Dev for Hiring & Evaluation Platform

"They did an impressive job of understanding where we wanted to go without us having to explain it explicitly."

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

Working on updating the business platform, TechMagic designed a new frontend and updated the entire stack on the backend.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Copenhagen, Denmark
Erik Albæk Taasti
COO, PeerPilot
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

TechMagic has delivered as expected thus far, completing work on time and problem-solving as necessary. Not only do they keep reliable documentation of their deliverables, but they also understand the business and its product. Additionally, the team is committed to being as helpful as possible.

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 partly owner & COO of PeerPilot. We do online business assessments, letting candidates solve a business case anonymous together with other candidates. 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with TechMagic?

We were looking for some backend and frontend development to update and modernize our platform.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

TechMagic provided frontend services. They completely updated the frontend with new design, creating a more modern and intuitive-looking platform. The team also used a more updated and modern technology stack on the backend development.

What is the team composition?

There is a core team of four individuals that work with us continually, but overall, there are about eight teammates. 

How did you come to work with TechMagic?

We reached out to a few companies and presented rough sketches of our vision, then listened to their ideas. TechMagic’s team was open, approachable, and honest about the areas they felt were not adequate to meet our needs. We went to visit them, and we saw their technology stacks and talked to their programmers. 

How much have you invested with them?

So far, on the entire project we’ve spent €250,000–€300,000 (approximately $282,000–$338,000 USD).

What is the status of this engagement?

We began working together around November 2018, and our engagement is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

They've met and exceeded our expectations regarding how they solve issues if we're headed in the wrong direction and delivering weekly. 

How did TechMagic perform from a project management standpoint?

We use a scrum approach, and we have weekly meetings to discuss the delivery. They had some initial challenges in understanding our laid-back way of dealing with everything, but they adjusted fast. We communicate via Slack, Jira, and Skype and physical meetings and the team document their deliverables very well.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They did an impressive job of understanding where we wanted to go without us having to explain it explicitly. TechMagic understood the core of our product. They also took half of their company to assess our old platform’s ups and downs in order to bring it forward for the next iteration, which was extremely helpful. 

Are there any areas they could improve?

They should document what their client needs to do in order to help them be most successful in collaboration. 

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Meet the team, including junior programmers, because you can learn so much from them.

5.0
Overall Score They’ve been very good.
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Everything has been done on time.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Dev for AI Driven Marketing Research Company

"What I really like about TechMagic is that I’ve been able to have an open conversation with everyone on their team."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
4.5
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
Feb. 2019 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

TechMagic assisted with the architecture set up for an AI platform. Now, the team is working on developing the frontend of the platform using React, as well as the backend using Node.js.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Sweden
Fred Pirenne
CTO & Founder, Graviz Pirenne Labs
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

TechMagic is made up of a team of critical thinkers who advise the business on which approaches are the fastest and most cost-effective. Although they lack in communication skills, they have been willing to address any project management issues. Additionally, they do what's best for the business.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m a co-founder and the CTO of Graviz Pirenne Labs.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with TechMagic?

We’d been looking for coders in Sweden, but they were impossible to find. There were too many big players offering people too much money, so we had to look into other options, such as nearshoring. We needed a platform to interact with our users.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They are helping us with the development of an AI platform used for marketing measurements, aimed at replacing the highly manual market research industry. Our setup now comprises internal computer engineers and scientists who work with the AI elements.

TechMagic created the front- and backend of the platform to which we connect the functions. They also helped us with the architecture set up to determine what was the simplest architecture we could use.

They’re continuing to build different applications and features of the platform, both on the front- and backend, in collaboration with our AI team.

The platform is on a serverless construction on Google Cloud together with Firebase. TechMagic is using Node.js on the backend and React on the frontend. We use Google Cloud functions to connect the AI, which is coded in Python, to make it connect to the Node.js backend.

What is the team composition?

We started with one developer from TechMagic, then went to two. We had a delivery manager, but it was a bit difficult to interact with him, so I had to interact directly with the developers at first. I also worked with Igor (Delivery Manager) and a coordinator.

How did you come to work with TechMagic?

Our company had a different CTO, who started the collaboration with TechMagic. I took over from that person. Initially, we had discussions with several companies, including TechMagic. We did several test trials for developers, and we decided to go with them.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent $250,000 thus far.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with TechMagic in February 2019, and our engagement is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

I’m a very honest and straightforward communicator, but not everybody can take it. What I really like about TechMagic is that I’ve been able to have an open conversation with everyone on their team.

It takes a while, and we had to push them to do it, but they do come back and tell us when they find a problem or something to improve. They think together with me, which I really appreciate. The team tells me when a certain approach will be faster or cheaper, and so forth, which is what I appreciate the most. They think about our costs as well.

How did TechMagic perform from a project management standpoint?

Interacting directly with the developers was quite challenging for me since I was caught up in other things as well. What I liked about Igor was that I could always have an open discussion with him, and I’m sure the feeling is reciprocal. 

At some point, we told him that we needed more coordination and structure. It was hard for me to work with the developers, in terms of making sure they understood all the requirements. I had an open conversation with Igor about it, and he told me he didn’t have the time to manage this. 

They then brought the coordinator on to support the delivery manager, and she’s doing a fantastic job. It’s a lot easier and smoother. There’s still room for improvement, but it’s gone significantly better.

Then, there was the question of payment. They told me that they could get me a coordinator, but I’d have to pay extra. I refused because if the delivery manager couldn’t do his job and he was already being paid, and he needed some help, that was fine, but I wasn’t going to pay for it. 

We had an open and honest conversation about that as well, and now they don’t charge extra for the coordinator. She’s dedicating 50% of her time to our project. She also has QA experience, so I’d love to involve her more on that part, which I’ll have to pay for since it’s an extra service. 

The project management got a lot better when their coordinator came in. To be quite honest, it’s not entirely their fault. We were still in the exploration phase of our product, having to figure out some stuff. 

We had some problems prioritizing on our end. I’m not going to hold everything against them. We could’ve worked faster, but that’s on our side as well.

I think it’s more of a communication issue than anything else. The coordinator only started working with us a month or so ago, so we’re very much still in the acquaintance period. Those are just small frustrations.

I may sound negative, but other than that, I’m quite happy with them. I’m very happy with their lead developer. He’s a quick thinker, he tries to proactively look for solutions with us, and he comes up with improvements. 

That’s why I pay a bit of a premium for TechMagic. This team comes back and tells us what we could improve, or they come up with workarounds.

What did you find most impressive about them?

I’ve worked with large companies that give you exactly what you ask for. With TechMagic, they’re on the clock, so it works differently, but at least we can make changes. They’ll push back sometimes, and they’ll agree other times, but they understand that it’s business first, and that’s good. 

That means that sometimes we’ll have to make decisions that might not seem logical from a development point of view, but make absolute sense from a business point of view, and the team will execute them anyway because it’s important for the business. 

Are there any areas they could improve?

I’m a very structured person, but I’m not always organized. There’s a difference between the two in that I can always break down structure and work very boxed, but I’m not the kind of person who’ll spend their time making charts and so forth. 

It would be beneficial if we found ways of doing that, and it’s something I’ve been discussing with TechMagic. There are tools for that. We use Jira for ticketing, and we can start making epics, put in start and end dates, and make roadmaps.

4.5
Overall Score
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    It’s not all their fault, but it’s definitely an area of improvement.
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They’re not the cheapest on the block, but they deliver good quality when it comes to coding, and they’re not super expensive.
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They’re doing a solid job in terms of deliverables, but they could improve on the service side, when it comes to communication.
  • 4.5 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I’d definitely recommend them.

Mobile App Dev for Electric Mobility Company

"I would definitely recommend them."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Jun. 2019 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

TechMagic helped develop a mobile application for iOS and Android using Swift and Kotlin Multiplatform. They also assisted with backend development for the client’s entire online system.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Amsterdam, Netherlands
UI Team Lead, Electric Mobility Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The client is happy with TechMagic’s work. They’re exceptionally flexible and proactive in regards to seeking feedback. Customers can expect a dedicated team that works hard to satisfy their clients.  

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 a UI team lead at an electric scooter startup. We have a mobile app that allows users to lock their scooters when they’re not in use.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with TechMagic?

We hired them to help us develop the companion app. 

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We provided them with designs and they worked to develop the app for iOS and Android. Eventually, they took full ownership of the project. Now, they’re in charge of the app and the cloud service that connects the scooters to the app. 

They used Kotlin Multiplatform to share the business logic between the iOS and Android versions of the app. They also used Swift. 

What is the team composition?

We started with one part-time project manager, an Android developer, and a backend developer. We’ve expanded the team to add an additional Android and backend developers, and two iOS developers. We’ve also worked with a QA person. 

How did you come to work with TechMagic?

They approached us. 

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent between $80,000-$100,000. 

What is the status of this engagement?

I first started talking to them in February 2019, but we didn’t start working together until June.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We don’t have any metrics because we haven’t released the app to the public yet. However, the internal team is very happy with their work. I would definitely recommend them. 

How did TechMagic perform from a project management standpoint?

They were proactive and looked for feedback from us. They didn’t make assumptions about what we wanted. They were also good about pointing out where there were blind spots in our plans. The team provided weekly updates on their progress. We had regular calls, and they provided documented reports. We also shared a Trello. 

What did you find most impressive about them?

I was impressed by their flexibility and the amount of responsibility they take for their work. I feel confident that we’ve improved the app because of the suggestions they offered. They were willing and capable to take over ownership of the entire backend. 

Are there any areas they could improve? 

There’s nothing on top of my mind. Their initial estimates for how long the development would take were a bit too optimistic, but I won’t fault them for that. 

Do you have any advice for potential customers? 

At first, we were hesitant to have a project manager from their side. However, I think since having a designated project manager from their end, we’ve seen a great deal of improvement.

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

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: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
4.0
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.

4.5
Overall Score
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 4.0 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.
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Business Entity
Business Entity Name
TechMagic LLP
Status
Active
Jurisdiction of Formation
United Kingdom
ID
OC407189
Date of Formation
Mar 11, 2016
Last Updated
Apr 18, 2019
Client Reviews
VERIFIED CLIENT REVIEWS
29
OVERALL REVIEW RATING
4.7
Source
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LAST UPDATED
June 18, 2020