Custom mobile applications development
Since 2011, Touch Instinct has evolved from a startup to become a leader in the mobile app and web services development industry. Our team boasts over 80 specialists, dozens of awards, and we regularly come top in industry-specific ratings.
We work together with our clients at every stage: from the idea to the creation of the perfect product. We research, analyze, design, develop, test, support, and offer continuous updates. Our solutions mean you can focus on your business while we take care of the technical side.
Our portfolio contains over a hundred projects that we have undertaken for clients from various industries: oil and gas, banking, service, media, travel, and retail. We know exactly how to work with your idea.
Riot Games, Domino's Pizza, MegaFon, Mobile TeleSystems, i-Free, Svyaznoy, Tigermilk, Wild Apricot, Innova, Redmond, Omnigon, Meduza.
Soglasie is one of the largest insurance companies in Russia. Over the last 27 years, it has insured 10 million cars. The company released the Soglasie app in order to create an additional sales channel and increase user loyalty. In 2019, we were tasked with updating it.
The insurance market changes rapidly with new services and solutions appearing all the time. It is our job to ensure that the Soglasie app continues to meet customer needs. In our first year working on the app, we introduced a number of useful features. We closely monitor user feedback and take their expectations into account.
In March 2020, VTB Bank launched its Cifra service, a mobile assistant for small and medium-sized businesses. We worked on programming apps for Android and iOS, and developed the back-end. With Cifra, users can do all their accounting on their phone: calculate tax payments, insurance premiums, check transactions, draw up declarations, and quickly generate reports for the Federal Tax Service. It is also possible to pay tax bills and contributions directly in the app. Should anything go wrong, we added an online chat consultation function.
We started work on the project in 2019 when we released the basic version. Since then, we have continued to improve its functionality.
The Ural Bank for Reconstruction and Development (UBRD) is in the top 30 largest and top 100 most reliable banks in Russia. UBRD already had an application before hiring us. The old version had limited functionality and an impractical interface meaning clients only made limited use of the bank's services and hence simply withdrew money. Our task was to launch a completely reworked app that would be tailored to standard banking transactions and also promote priority products. Alongside that, we had to develop the tech platform: to lay the groundwork for future development and help to build up the practice of mobile development in the bank.
The first version was released within six months with all the basic required features. This meant we could immediately start collecting feedback from users, which we then used to update the app. We made UBRD simple and user-friendly. All the functions that users requested can now be performed in a couple of taps: from paying bills by QR code to calculating the rate of return when opening deposits.
Ideally, travel should be carefree and easy, but this can get bogged down in all the planning, the long, detailed organization of a trip, and the feeling of responsibility for your friends and family. Movista and Touch Instinct’s aim was to streamline travel planning and make it as smooth and simple as possible. We designed and developed the website and mobile app for iOS and Android.
Movista is an entirely new and unique product on the Russian market. No one has ever created a single service that offers both complex route planning (involving planes, trains, and buses) and ticket purchasing.
Since 2015, the National Payment Card System has issued 76 million cards and its Privyet Mir! app. With the app, users can join a loyalty program, which allows them to make purchases at discounted rates, get cashback, and get updates about offers from partner companies. The first version of the Mir app was worked on by a different company, and Touch Instinct was involved in development and support. Our team established that the app could be much more user-friendly, so we proposed a redesign concept.
We started by conducting a large-scale study to determine what the ideal Mir app should look like and then created a new design that met all the functionality requirements. It was simple and straightforward with uncluttered color coding, stylized icons, and calm tones, which makes it easier to search for information and doesn’t distract from the content.
We introduced a modular structure to the app. Now, new features can be added quickly and easily without having to make changes to the app’s navigation. Therefore, users don’t have to get used to a new Mir app after each release.
In 2016, MegaFon, the number one telecom operator in Russia, launched its own banking service. We were tasked with developing a mobile personal account that enables users to manage their bank cards on their smartphone. The app allows users to track their family members’ balances, take out loans, and carry out payments and transfers. They can also create transaction templates for ease of use. It also contains a nice bonus: a loyalty program, and information about offers and discounts from partner chains.
In 2018, we were tasked with relaunching the mobile app for Lukoil gas station customers. We developed a major update for 13 million mobile users — a new loyalty program, which required a complete overhaul of the architecture and design.
The new version has five levels: the higher a user’s level, the more points they earn from purchases. Users progress to the next level by buying fuel and other goods at Lukoil gas stations. Achievements are clearly displayed on progress bars. To ensure that users enjoyed a smooth transition to the new app, we added a rules section, introduced a hints and tips system, and gamified the new program. We oversaw the work on both the client-side of the application as well as the server-side: we worked with databases, improved the admin panel for company employees, and conducted user behavior analytics.
In 2018, Bank Saint Petersburg tasked us with creating a mobile banking app for business. We worked together for two years: collecting regular user feedback, fixing problems, and adding new features. To help the bank become fully digital, we transferred our processes and solutions to the client and helped them hire and train new developers. Now Bank Saint Petersburg has a high-quality app and a team of its own.
The app contains the most in-demand online banking functions. Users can view their account balance, reserved amounts, bank details, and generate statements.
It is gratifying when your work is appreciated by the client and users, but even more so when it is highly rated by industry experts. Under our management, the app won several prestigious awards in industry competitions.
Domino's Pizza is an international fast food restaurant chain. The company was found in 1960 in the USA and today it has locations in 70 countries. Domino's Pizza delivers over 1 000 000 pizzas daily. Domino’s already had an app, but users had difficulties navigating it and placing orders. Moreover, the app crashed occasionally which was also not encouraging. We were entrusted to make users happier and design and develop user-friendly apps for iOS and Android.
Release was scheduled 3 months after the project kick-off. During that time we had to finalize and approve navigational scheme and design and develop apps for two platforms.We were doing our best to meet deadlines and client’s demands.
After sleepless nights with bags under the eyes but pleased with ourselves we met the deadline.
Food party is a service that delivers recipes and ingredients straight to your doorstep.You get a box with fresh ingredients and step-by-step photo recipes. More than half of the clients are subscribed to the service and get meal boxes on a weekly basis.
The company has a nice and user-friendly website where you can check a menu for several weeks in advance, subscribe for meals delivery, manage your orders and rate recipes and couriers.
Since 65% of the clients use their mobile devices to access the service, it was decided to develop mobile apps for iOS and Android. The main goal was to make the service more convenient in use. We were entrusted to design an interface and develop an app.
Now you have all music from the network on your iPhone. All music in the app is licensed and posted with permission of the copyright holders. The client company has created the app design. We have made it work correctly and fast even on the slow and older devices.
The developers team has spent a lot of time reconciling length, frequency and see-through capability of visual effects. They were constantly checking up on the details and peculiarities and thinking over diferrent animation schemes. The app visual effects are not annoying and create a good impression of the product. Touch Instinct team has created page turning animation for switching between screens and wavy animation for parking pages.
You can listen to music both in online and offline modes. The track you are listening to and the next track in the playlist are automatically cached.
Tutu.ru decided to develop an app that would make buying air tickets easier. We were entrusted with creating design and developing iOS and Android app versions.
We considered it important to put ticket tariff options on the search screen. Now you can see straight away if a ticket is refundable in case of no-show cancellation or if you have to pay for extra baggage. Users no longer have to waste their time looking for this information.
Specify desired departure/arrival time, airport or airlines. The last option is useful if you are participating in frequent-flyer programs and collecting miles. The app will find the best options for you.
Flight details are always at your fingertips.You can check whether or not a flight is direct and see flight transfer time. If it’s a night flight or a fuel stop is planned, the app will inform you. Just click on “Orders” tab for quick access to your tickets.
League of Legends is one of the most popular multiplayer online games. It combines role-playing and real-time strategy elements. LoL currently has 67 million monthly active subscribers. It’s grown ten times larger than World of Warcraft.
We’ve produced iPhone and Android applications and a web-site. Students use apps to unite in guilds within their universities. They monitor guilds' progress, compete and receive rewards. This project is intended to raise students’ interest in collaboration.
A student logs in to Vkontakte website through the application. He can join one of the university guilds from the list. He can also create his own guild and invite his friends to join it.
Guild members communicate in chat rooms. Here they can discuss tactical plans and other game aspects. It helps to build a winning team spirit. Players can monitor changes in team members list, users’ statuses and battle outcomes.
The client wanted to create a platform to make market research easier. We’ve helped to develop and launch Squawk Aha. It’s a professional mobile application made for market research companies and online panels. The app users are the people who participate in different surveys. Respondents get financial and non-financial rewards for their participation. Rewards motivate them to take all the surveys seriously and provide market research companies with information they need.
We’ve developed Squawk Aha app platform for conducting market surveys and sales promotions. The app allows to:
1. push respondents personal notifications and links to web surveys;
2. track time spent in different shops;
3. aggregate data on respondents’ activity and motion — the app can spot respondents’ location and wi-fi access points they use;
4. unload respondents’ profiles for further analysis.
For the app's first version we have developed four types of entertainment blocks: photo-tasks, audio-hellos, quizzes and votings. Radio DJs look through the blocks content and then it goes on the air.
Our client asked us to develop an online interactive radio app. During the very first meeting Touch Instinct together with the client refined the app concept. We proposed that broadcasting should go with interactive panels. People can use them to interact with the radio station editors. These panels should be standard (in order to cut the cost of future developments) and not annoying. They are to go with the main app feature - online audio player.
For the app first version we have developed four types of enterntainment blocks: photo-tasks, audio-hellos, quizzes and votings. Radio DJs look through the blocks content and then it goes on the air. You don’t have to participate in these entertainment activities, you can just listen to music.
Every music track goes with an album cover on the background. We’ve designed a simple and clear interface with no information noise. The app screen displays only essential information - the name of the artist and the title of the song.
The customer came to us with a specific goal: to create a visual fun and easy application for finance tracking. Together we thought through and developed Coin Keeper.
Application looks like a big coin holder. Incomes, wallets and user's spendings are represented as a piles of coins. Simple drag-and-drop is needed to write down, for example, salary income or gas purchase.
Finance tracking is made for statistics. We prepared three types of reports: daily bills, monthly incomes and expenses, detailed report of expenses by categories.
haos Control is a task manager made by Tarasov Mobile. It is available across all major mobile platforms. We’ve designed applications for the Apple Watch and Samsung Gear 2. These apps connect to devices with major iOS and Android versions.
With Chaos Control, once you sync your Apple Watch to a smartphone, you can check planned tasks on the wrist-worn device. Just keep the phone in a pocket.
iOS, Android applications for listening to licensed music on a smart phone. Trava.ru is a musical portal of MegaLabs, Megafon’s subsidiary company.
Purpose: develop iPhone and Android applications for online and offline music playback.
New and popular tracks on the main screen helps users to choose the right track from millions of songs in Trava’s library.
The User Interface of the iPhone app corresponds to the iOs Human Interface Guidelines and the UI of the Android app corresponds to Android Design. So navigation and design are comfortable for users of both platforms.
A user can download music to a smartphone and listen to it when he has no access to the internet or a bad connection.
Music is organized by tracks and albums. Users can make playlists from tracks. Users can download one song, a whole album or a playlist to a smartphone in one tap.
iOS, Android, Windows Phone applications for viewing licensed films in HD quality of on-line cinema Stream.ru on smart phones and tablets.
We have been constantly developing Stream apps since 2011. We released first iPad app version in two weeks from a scratch. It broadcasted only free movies. We were constantly increasing app functionality, exploring the movie selling business and embracing new platforms. In 2013 we launched final app versions.
In 2016 Megafon launched its own banking service. We were entrusted with creating online mobile application which would enable users to manage their finances using smartphones. We’ve developed iOs, Android and Windows app versions and a desktop site.
The app features 2-step identity confirmation. Firstly, you log in to the mobile bank via TouchID or your passcode. Secondly, you verify your identity via SMS. All personal data is encrypted and will be processed in a secure way.
The app provides detailed statistics of all user’s transactions. It will graphically demostrate how your money was spent.
With the help of the app you can check balances of your loved ones and make payments and transfers. For your convenience, the app provides opportunity of creating transfer and payment templates. For example, you can automatically pay your monthly utility or mobile bills. And as a nice bonus, there is also a loyalty program for users. You will be informed about all promotions and discounts of Megafon partner companies.
We’ve also developed support chat room. You can attach to you messages any images including screenshots of your transactions. Now there is no need in painfully long explanations of your problem, just sent an image.
Implementing CallKit technology with elegance and taste.
The client practices investments and real estate sales. We’ve designed and developed an iOS mobile app which helps automating employees work.
You can get bored to death when adding new contacts to your phone. A client database includes contact data for 50 000 clients and employees. It’s almost impossible to write down or remember all this information - a better decision is to use CallKit technology. In few seconds the system identifies the caller by their telephone number.
Since 1995 people have been using Sindbad for searching and booking flights of leading Russian and international airlines. We have re-designed Sindbad apps for iPad and iPhone.
The App with a VoiceOver feature opens new horizons for those who like football.
FotMob is the application developed by Norwegian company NorApps. Football news, expert commentary and televised games are presented in real time. The interface is translated into English, German, Italian, French, Portuguese and Spanish languages for 5 million people.
We have updated the iOS version: rewritten programming language in Swift, it became 50% lighter. Also added the VoiceOver feature, Calendar and Twitter-Feed.
Healbe GoBe™ is the first digital device in the world that can track your calorie intake and hydration level. Also, Healbe tracks your physical activity and sends the statistics to your smartphone. The client company has created the app design, and we’ve helped with iOS app development.
The bracelet tracks your physical activity and automatically counts calorie intake and expenditure. The device also notifies you when it’s time to drink water. One of the most useful features is a smart alarm clock. Healbe wakes you up during REM (rapid eye movement) sleep. It helps you feel better in the morning and stay active throughout the day.
The GoBe device is based on the Healbe FLOW™ Technology. It measures calorie intake and hydration level through your skin. Let’s see how it works. The GoBe device tracks pressure of the body tissues to measure fluid-flow rate between cells and pericellular spaces. Based on a glucose curve, it counts calorie intake.
Meduza is an independent news media. It covers events within and outside Russia. Meduza now has more than 1.3 million monthly readers. We have developed Meduza app for Apple Watch and app for Windows 10. It can save your time and keep you informed about the latest news.
We’ve been involved in the development of the app for Windows devices. This is our second project for this online newspaper. In 2015 we optimized Meduza app for Apple Watch.
S-presso is a mobile social magazine for iPhone. It aggregates content from Vkontakte and Facebook public community pages.
The application was featured in App Store Best New Applications list.
S-Presso specified 30 different topics based on popular community pages news feed. Users can create their personal news feed and check for updates through the app. There is no need to open apps of social networks.
You can integrate the application with your network accounts. It allows you to check for news updates, give “likes” and comment articles from both networks in one location. There are three types of a news feed. You can switch between S-Presso content, your own subscriptions or mixed news feed by swiping.
You can add posts you liked to “Favourites” and get back to them to them later.
Micro messenger for iPhone. At one click the user sends a request to a friend and receives a reply with a photo and a point on the map.
A user aplplies an SMS verification code and launches the app. Now he can add friends to his contact list and send them wayds.
One tap on a friend icon sends him a wayd. One tap on the logo at the top sends wayds to all friends from a user’s contact list. A user has 10 minutes to send a response to the wayd he received.
In response to a wayd user gets a photo with a description and friend’s location on the map.
There are call and chat buttons on each photo. Users can call each other or use iMessage to chat.
It’s the first app release. Our team is currently working on the project. We are constantly asking users for a feedback, improving the interface and adding new features. The app upgrades are coming!
Bon Appetit is a mobile recipe book. Whether you are a Jamie Oliver, or new to the kitchen entirely, this app will become your right hand in kitchen. The app editorial team posts lots of different recipes from easy-to-prepare to challenging and sophisticated.
All recipes go with step-by-step pictures and descriptions. Internal timer helps to track cooking time.
Do you want to spend less time on cooking? Are you looking for low-calorie recipe? No problem. With the smart filter you can search for recipes by cooking time, caloric value and even products at hand.
Before you start cooking, check the ingredient list. If you lack some ingredients, you can create a shopping list for a certain number of servings by one tap.
You can access your favorite recipe at any time - just add it to your “Favorites”. When you try a new recipe, you can add it to “Cooked” collection.
iOS, Android applications for management of organization members and events from a smart phone. The application for a Canadian software company Wild Apricot.
Mobile devices didn’t provide means for effective use of this product. We’ve solved this problem by producing an iPhone app. Now organization administrators can manage membership through their smartphones.
A manager can add new organization members to the contact list. He specifies membership levels and fees. All contacts are arranged into groups according to membership levels.
You can access unified contact database both through the website and the app.
An event administrator adds event members and confirms registrants. He specifies their registration types and keeps track of payment balance.
Event administrators can add some information about event members in their profiles. Administrators can specify members’ meal choice, clothing size or number of member’s guests.
"Their work and communication skills are remarkable."
Touch Instinct undertook the design efforts for a mobile app for selling e-tickets safely. They focused on creating a simple UI/UX and delivered within three months.
"Their work and communication skills are remarkable."
Feb 20, 2018
Though it hasn’t been launched yet due to licensing, the app was turned in without any major issues nor delays. They’re an efficient and professional team that’s highly recommended.
The client submitted this review online.
Please describe your company and your position there.
I’m the mobile product manager for a company that works in the Russian online travel segment. Our mission is to make the purchasing of e-tickets safe and simple.
For what projects/services did your company hire Touch Instinct?
We needed to develop the UI/UX for our new mobile app for selling e-tickets.
What were your goals for this project?
We wanted to launch a new product for the sale of railway tickets.
How did you select this vendor?
We briefly searched online and after a few meetings, we decided to work with Touch Instinct.
Describe the project in detail.
The work began with developing a scheme for our product and its UX. After a bit of back and forth on that, we began working on design mockups. After three months, they delivered all the required design elements for our in-house development team.
What was the team composition?
We worked with one designer and a project manager.
Can you share any outcomes from the project that demonstrate progress or success?
We can’t share any feedback as the project hasn’t been launched yet. It’s currently under a long licensing process.
How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?
Project management was very effective. We definitely recommend them to any company looking for great professionals.
What did you find most impressive about this company?
Their work and communication skills are remarkable.
Are there any areas for improvement?
All is well.