Touchlane

Touchlane is a custom software development company located in Minsk, Belarus. We create high-end native mobile applications which meet clients' business objectives and help them enhance growth and prosperity on long-term basis. As a trusted team of developers, we partner with enthusiastic startups and well-established companies and convert their ideas into innovative products.

 

Belarus Hi-Tech Park resident company.  

 

We're ready to get started with your new project. Drop us a line at [email protected] for our possible partnership. 

 

Our services:

  • Technical consultancy
  • iOS and Android application development
  • Backend development
  • QA & Testing
  • Maintenance and support

 

Programming Languages & Frameworks we use:

  • Swift
  • Objective-C
  • Java
  • Angular
  • React Native
  • .NET
  • Azure
  • C#

 

Visit touchlane.com and follow us on:

GitHub: www.github.com/touchlane

Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/company/touchlane/

Behance: www.behance.net/info228a3f3d

Facebook: https://facebook.com/touchlane/

Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/people/touchlane/

Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/touchlane/

AppFutura: www.appfutura.com/developers/touchlane

Twitter: https://twitter.com/touchlane

 

 
$25,000+
 
$25 - $49 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2014
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Minsk, Belarus
headquarters
  • Pobediteley Ave, 7a, office 25
    Minsk 220004
    Belarus

Portfolio

Key clients: 

Startups, small and medium-sized businesses.

Color Therapy Adult Coloring

Our aim was to create an app for the vast majority of coloring enthusiasts who take pleasure in custom painting and strive for relaxation. Color Therapy enjoys 2000+ designs, diverse brushes and numerous finishing effects. One can always get to their digital coloring book on iPhone or iPad when it's hight time to unwind after a tough day. Touchlane team tailored the product to the given clients' business objectives and crafted the app to become a high-end solution.

 

 

 

Racefully

Racefully lets you run together with friends virtually in real time, whether you’re on the other side of the city or the other side of the world. The app enjoys multiple running, skiing, nordic walking and riding features and virtually tracks whether you’re keeping pace, falling behind or confidently taking the lead. You can join challenges and run against your friend's recorded time to see who's the running leader. 

Supercan

Supercan is a messenger app that provides users with real access to the most respected industry leaders, artists, athletes and personal heroes. It opens up possibilities to socialize with celebrities, have video chats with renowned influencers and even book private performances for special occasions. Touchlane was hired to develop this product for a Finnish startup and created a top-tier and  user-friendly application according to customer's specfic demands.     

Watcher - Get Home Safe

Watcher lets your friends and family virtually watch out for you when en route. It's a simple way to feel a little more safe when you're out alone after dark or in the dangerous surroundings. Just choose your watchers, set emergency triggers and set off. We neatly grasped all the product requirements and converted them to a truly useful and elaborate digital solution.  

Vicinity

Vicinity app is perfect for everything from connecting with your neighbors to keeping in touch with everyone at your school, upcoming events and so much more. You can use the app if you're in a new town to find an amazing restaurant or ask the locals for recommendations on a challenging hike.

El Expreso

El Expreso was designed for those who seek convenience in bus trips booking. Multiple features and easy-to-use interface make it possible to purchase tickets instantly and enjoy discounts from the seller. Just choose your bus destination, set traveling parameters and set off. Whether in the U.S. or Mexico you can search schedules, verify availability and store your trip information for an easy access.

Musicfeed

Discover and explore new music and video experience with your friends and random music addicts. Follow profiles that appeal to your music taste and get tracks suggestions based on people you follow and songs you like.

Reviews

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App Dev Support for Run Tracking Startup

"The Touchlane developers have been excellent at taking visual concepts and making them a positive part of the app."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Jan. 2016 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Using Objective-C, Touchlane helped develop features for a native iOS application. Through augmented, offshore development services, they successfully worked with an internal development team.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
London, United Kingdom
Chris Pointon
Co-founder, Racefully
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

With an agile approach and focus on productivity, Touchlane developers worked with a designer to create excellent UI and UX features. They have provided support over the past two years, easily scaling up and down as needed.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the CTO of Racefully. We’re an activity tracking app for walking, running, and cycling. We turn those activities into an online game where people can remotely exercise with anyone, anywhere in the world.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Touchlane?

We had a large roadmap of features to get through and needed to augment our development team.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Touchlane developers joined our development team virtually. Our UX designer would take upcoming features and design them in Sketch. After the designer shared the screens via Zeplin, one of the developers would take responsibility for delivering the UI feature. For a while, we had test resources as well, but, due to scaling down the project, the developers now test each other's work and beta testers in the field provide feedback.

The app is a native iOS app developed predominantly in Objective-C. Touchlane specifically provided iOS developers, including a senior iOS developer.

What is the team composition?

The team was composed of our own and Touchlane's iOS developers, a UX designer, and—for a time—testing resources.

How did you come to work with Touchlane?

We were already working with an independent developer and a UX designer. When we were ready to scale up the project, they referred us to Touchlane.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent about $100,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We began working together in 2016, and the work is ongoing. We still have one of the developers actively working with the team. I’ve been very pleased to continue working with them.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The app has been used in more than 80 countries and is getting positive reviews from the press and on the App Store. Overall, people are impressed with the quality of the app’s UX. That is partly due to the designer, but also the developers' execution. The Touchlane developers have been excellent at taking visual concepts and making them a positive part of the app.

How did Touchlane perform from a project management standpoint?

Our development approach is agile, and Touchlane's developers worked very productively within that. Touchlane keeps an eye on how their people are working to ensure that they contribute to processes. I was happy with their communication around the project.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They’ve been supportive throughout the entire project. They’ve found people for us when we needed to scale up or down. They’ve helped us identify high-quality developers, and they invest a lot of attention and care in what they’re doing. 

Are there any areas they could improve?

Not really. They’ve delivered on everything I’ve asked for. We’ve had a steady relationship, and I’m happy to continue using them.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Successfully working with any offshore team requires more organization and proactive communication. You can’t throw something over the fence and hope that it gets done. Be prepared to invest in the relationship, and help the developers understand the context so they can make autonomous decisions.

5.0
Overall Score You don’t stay with someone for two years, unless you are happy with their performance.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    It's gone well.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    I’ve been happy with the costs throughout our entire relationship.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Nobody can deliver a perfect product, but Touchlane actively searched for and resolved any issues or problems.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I already have referred them to several colleagues.

Feature Development for SaaS Marketing Platform

"They were able to integrate new functionality into an existing custom software within a short timeframe."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
July - Nov. 2014
Project summary: 

Chosen for being a smaller-sized company, Touchlane built the frontend and backend of several feature additions using Angular and .NET.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Nick Petrus
Software Development Engineer, MarketVision
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Thanks to their efforts, several of the features that clients were requesting were added to the platform. Their flexible team was open to changes and working on an as-needed basis, which made the collaboration efficient.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I worked as a lead engineer on the marketing side of the business and also oversaw some of the contractor projects for a company that provides a software-as-a-service (SaaS) marketing and e-commerce platform that’s highly customizable.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Touchlane LLC?

We needed support in building several initiatives and content management solutions. The nature of this project was very agile, so we decided not to go for a large outsourcing company but rather find smaller one to minimize communication overhead.

SOLUTION

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

Touchlane worked closely with us to build both the frontend (Angular) and backend (.Net) functionality for several greenfield features.

What was the team composition?

There were two backend engineers and a single frontend engineer. One of them also operated as manager and team lead and is who I interacted with the most.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

They delivered a highly-customized solution. For a long time, we left out several features that customers asked for due to lack of development resources. Bringing Touchlane on board allowed us to close this gap.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

There were some hiccups while the engineers were getting accommodated during the first few weeks. This also allowed us to iron out our specifications and approach with their tech lead.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    The projects were flexible and on ad-hoc basis, which is usually challenging for other companies, but Touchlane was able to handle this efficiently.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Their price was very fair for the work they did.
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They were able to integrate new functionality into an existing custom software within a short timeframe.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I would absolutely refer Touchlane to small agile companies that want to work with understanding and accommodating engineers.

Mobile App Dev for Online Messaging Platform

“The team was dedicated and responsive.”

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
Sept. 2016 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Touchlane used existing backend API’s and a UI/UX design to create native mobile apps for iOS and Android. The product is a messenger app that enables digital influencers to monetize audience engagement.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Finland
Tuukka Murto
CTO, supercan
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Touchlane delivered high-quality apps that users enjoy. Executive-level engagement facilitates daily communication and a professional approach. They do whatever it takes to meet deadlines and consistently perform above industry standards. They're capable of solving issues for a reasonable price.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the CTO of supercan. We’re a mobile messenger application that utilizes a payment model.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Touchlane LLC?

We needed a development partner to deliver our mobile app on iOS and Android.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Our development team was structured so that we were responsible for the UI/UX design and the backend API development. However, Touchlane wrote every line of code for the native Android and iOS applications. Development was done in phases, with multiple releases throughout the process.

The product is an asynchronous video-based mobile messenger with a payment model. It targets experts and digital influencer who have an audience. Users sell expert tips and other content on the platform with price customization.

What is the team composition?

The founders of Touchlane were our two primary points of contact. They assigned a development team and a project manager.

How did you come to work with Touchlane LLC?

When creating the startup, we knew early on we’d need to outsource the client development work. Our CEO had worked with them on another project and had a positive experience. We compared Touchlane against several options and decided to hire them.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent $400,000 in total.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with Touchlane in September 2016. The project was finished at the end of 2017, but they continually provide basic maintenance.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

I don’t have any shareable metrics. Paying customers use the app and have left positive reviews.

How did Touchlane LLC perform from a project management standpoint?

The most hectic project phase lasted for about a year, but we kept to the planned schedule and their communication was excellent throughout the process. They had a professional approach and were able to discuss and solve problems quickly.

We used Jira for project management so we could track their progress in real-time. We also used Slack as a communication channel, which worked effectively despite the time difference. We were in contact with the developers and project leads on a daily basis. Overall, Touchlane performed well.

What did you find most impressive about them?

I appreciated working directly with their founders because they treated us as valuable customers. The team was dedicated and responsive. That was an essential factor as we needed to react quickly to changes.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Touchlane performed well, but there’s always room for improvement. For example, the schedule was sometimes underestimated. Overall, the app functions well, so I have no big complaints.

Do you have any advice for future clients of theirs?

Whenever starting an outsourced project, clients should focus on maintaining daily communication. I don’t know if a setup like this could work if the client simply sends a list of requirements and hopes for the best.

4.5
Overall Score
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They delivered within the timeline and were able to push work when needed.
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    The price point was reasonable.
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Their communication is excellent and we got what we asked for.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I’ve recommended them in the past.

Android & iOS Mobile Dev for Freelance Platform

“We got the results we wanted.”

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
June 2015 - Mar. 2016
Project summary: 

Touchlane developed iOS and Android mobile apps featuring job search and tracking tools.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Estonia
Co-Founder, Freelancer Marketplace
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Touchlane delivered high-quality apps that speak to their industry knowledge. Their clear communication and understanding of business goals fostered a successful engagement.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m the co-founder of an app for freelancers and micro-companies that provide small business services.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Touchlane LLC?

We needed highly skilled developers to make an app for iOS and Android devices.

SOLUTION

Describe the project in detail.

We hired them to make mobile apps that would allow users to find jobs faster. One can register as a freelancer, a company, or an employer. The first phase of development was devoted to the iOS app, which took nine months. The next phase involved Android development, which went on for six months. Touchlane implemented several features, including daily job progress tracking to make the process more transparent.

What was the team composition?

We worked with two mobile developers.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We got the results we wanted. They delivered two high-quality apps with all the necessary features.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

They executed every step of the process efficiently. There were no problems, as they had a fast reaction to changeovers. We had online and on-site meetings, depending on the complexity of the task. They answered questions immediately and never canceled a meeting.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

We were impressed with their communication and understanding. They did an excellent job.

Are there any areas for improvement?

I don’t remember having issues with their team.

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