Your Ideas + Our Ideas = United Ideas

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You have a great idea. We will turn it into an amazing product. Fast.

Our services include:

Web development: Ruby on Rails | React.js | Vue.js | Node.js | Angular.js | JavaScript

Mobile development: iOS | Android | React Native | Flutter | Unity | Ionic

Custom Software Development

Staff Augmentation

Applications Support and Maintenance

Code Review & Security Audit

AR/VR & Games

Craft beautiful, usable and efficient interfaces and understand the specifics of every form factor, whether it is a mobile phone, desktop or tablet. We can help you create fluid and responsive apps that perform and look great on every device.

Take advantage of flexibility. We give you the luxury to be able to start, stop and scale development as needed, so you can maximize the value you get from our team.

 
$10,000+
 
$50 - $99 / hr
 
50 - 249
 Founded
2010
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Warsaw, Poland
headquarters
other locations
  • No 1 Poultry
    London, LND EC2R 8EJ
    United Kingdom
  • Bahnhofstrasse 62
    Zürich, ZH 8001
    Switzerland
  • Stresemannstraße 123
    Berlin 10963
    Germany
  • 349 5th Avenue
    New York, NY NY, 95230
    United States

Portfolio

Key clients: 
*Start-ups* Ahoy.io | TeamItUp | UniDosh | STAMP | Tookapic | Seep | iine | Fangol  | iCoach | Train Together | Arrinera | Spark | Autoinnovation.dk | TjeKvik *Agencies* DDB | Delloitte Digital | Entropy *Brands* Oriflame | PwC | McDonald's | BBC | Discovery | Art Guide | Audi | Mercedes | Jägermeister | PKO Bank | ASUS | Santander | Raiffeisen | Allianz | JLL | VELUX | Stork
Playlists Transfer App | Product Design | UX | iOS | Android | Desktop Image

Playlists Transfer App | Product Design | UX | iOS | Android | Desktop

STAMP was founded by three software developers from Berlin. It is a mobile and web application, which allows people importing and exporting songs between popular music streaming platforms. It moves music across iTunes, Spotify, Google Music and other services.

Playlists Transfer App | Product Design | UX | iOS | Android | Desktop Image

Playlists Transfer App | Product Design | UX | iOS | Android | Desktop

STAMP was founded by three software developers from Berlin. It is a mobile and web application, which allows people importing and exporting songs between popular music streaming platforms. It moves music across iTunes, Spotify, Google Music and other services.

Playlists Transfer App | Product Design | UX | iOS | Android | Desktop Image

Playlists Transfer App | Product Design | UX | iOS | Android | Desktop

STAMP was founded by three software developers from Berlin. It is a mobile and web application, which allows people importing and exporting songs between popular music streaming platforms. It moves music across iTunes, Spotify, Google Music and other services.

Photo Sharing Platform | Mobile | iOS Application Image

Photo Sharing Platform | Mobile | iOS Application

Tookapic is a social photo sharing platform using 365 project rules to help you discover and express yourself and to document and improve your daily life. One day at a time. It’s not about cameras, lenses, tripods or photo retouching. It’s about documenting every day with a single photograph.

Photo Sharing Platform | Mobile | iOS Application Image

Photo Sharing Platform | Mobile | iOS Application

Tookapic is a social photo sharing platform using 365 project rules to help you discover and express yourself and to document and improve your daily life. One day at a time. It’s not about cameras, lenses, tripods or photo retouching. It’s about documenting every day with a single photograph.

Photo Sharing Platform | Mobile | iOS Application Image

Photo Sharing Platform | Mobile | iOS Application

Tookapic is a social photo sharing platform using 365 project rules to help you discover and express yourself and to document and improve your daily life. One day at a time. It’s not about cameras, lenses, tripods or photo retouching. It’s about documenting every day with a single photograph.

Charity Fundraising Platform | Product Design | UX | Web | Backend | QA Image

Charity Fundraising Platform | Product Design | UX | Web | Backend | QA

A Polish venture capital-backed fundraising platform that connects charity organizations with people willing to help. The market has reacted tremendously, providing countless clothing donations and driving a significant number of fundraising campaigns.

Charity Fundraising Platform | Product Design | UX | Web | Backend | QA Image

Charity Fundraising Platform | Product Design | UX | Web | Backend | QA

A Polish venture capital-backed fundraising platform that connects charity organizations with people willing to help. The market has reacted tremendously, providing countless clothing donations and driving a significant number of fundraising campaigns.

Charity Fundraising Platform | Product Design | UX | Web | Backend | QA Image

Charity Fundraising Platform | Product Design | UX | Web | Backend | QA

A Polish venture capital-backed fundraising platform that connects charity organizations with people willing to help. The market has reacted tremendously, providing countless clothing donations and driving a significant number of fundraising campaigns.

Fashion Marketplace | Product Design | UX | iOS | Android Image

Fashion Marketplace | Product Design | UX | iOS | Android

Tokio based start-up founded by a group of fashion market insiders. It’s the marketplace mobile application and loyalty program for the readers of lifestyle magazines. With only a few clicks of the mobile phones readers can access all desired brands, services and products.

Fashion Marketplace | Product Design | UX | iOS | Android Image

Fashion Marketplace | Product Design | UX | iOS | Android

Tokio based start-up founded by a group of fashion market insiders. It’s the marketplace mobile application and loyalty program for the readers of lifestyle magazines. With only a few clicks of the mobile phones readers can access all desired brands, services and products.

Fashion Marketplace | Product Design | UX | iOS | Android Image

Fashion Marketplace | Product Design | UX | iOS | Android

Tokio based start-up founded by a group of fashion market insiders. It’s the marketplace mobile application and loyalty program for the readers of lifestyle magazines. With only a few clicks of the mobile phones readers can access all desired brands, services and products.

Museum Tour App | Product Design | UX | Web | iOS | Android  Image

Museum Tour App | Product Design | UX | Web | iOS | Android

Art Fund has helped museums and galleries buy great works of art since 1903. They launched the UK’s most comprehensive exhibition and museum listings app. It helps discover world-class exhibitions, museums and stunning country homes near you.

Museum Tour App | Product Design | UX | Web | iOS | Android  Image

Museum Tour App | Product Design | UX | Web | iOS | Android

Art Fund has helped museums and galleries buy great works of art since 1903. They launched the UK’s most comprehensive exhibition and museum listings app. It helps discover world-class exhibitions, museums and stunning country homes near you.

Museum Tour App | Product Design | UX | Web | iOS | Android  Image

Museum Tour App | Product Design | UX | Web | iOS | Android

Art Fund has helped museums and galleries buy great works of art since 1903. They launched the UK’s most comprehensive exhibition and museum listings app. It helps discover world-class exhibitions, museums and stunning country homes near you.

Tablet Game | Product Design | iOS | Android Image

Tablet Game | Product Design | iOS | Android

Go on an incredible interactive Walking with Dinosaurs journey, with the official children’s app, Patchi’s Journey. Bringing to life the epic family motion picture, you can now play, learn and create with Patchi, the hero of the 3D movie, and even print out paper models of the film’s characters to fold and make up stories of your own.

Tablet Game | Product Design | iOS | Android Image

Tablet Game | Product Design | iOS | Android

Go on an incredible interactive Walking with Dinosaurs journey, with the official children’s app, Patchi’s Journey. Bringing to life the epic family motion picture, you can now play, learn and create with Patchi, the hero of the 3D movie, and even print out paper models of the film’s characters to fold and make up stories of your own.

Tablet Game | Product Design | iOS | Android Image

Tablet Game | Product Design | iOS | Android

Go on an incredible interactive Walking with Dinosaurs journey, with the official children’s app, Patchi’s Journey. Bringing to life the epic family motion picture, you can now play, learn and create with Patchi, the hero of the 3D movie, and even print out paper models of the film’s characters to fold and make up stories of your own.

Mobile App Prototype | Product Design | iOS | Android | Consulting Image

Mobile App Prototype | Product Design | iOS | Android | Consulting

We helped PwC to conduct a feasibility study for a major consumer finance bank. They wanted to know how a mobile app would affect sales for their leasing and car loan service program. 

Mobile App Prototype | Product Design | iOS | Android | Consulting Image

Mobile App Prototype | Product Design | iOS | Android | Consulting

We helped PwC to conduct a feasibility study for a major consumer finance bank. They wanted to know how a mobile app would affect sales for their leasing and car loan service program. 

Mobile App Prototype | Product Design | iOS | Android | Consulting Image

Mobile App Prototype | Product Design | iOS | Android | Consulting

We helped PwC to conduct a feasibility study for a major consumer finance bank. They wanted to know how a mobile app would affect sales for their leasing and car loan service program. 

Mobile Banking App | iOS | Android | Windows | QA Image

Mobile Banking App | iOS | Android | Windows | QA

PKO is Poland’s largest retail bank. PKO IKO is the award-winning banking application (1st place in the UK’s Retail Banker International ranking 2018).

Mobile Banking App | iOS | Android | Windows | QA Image

Mobile Banking App | iOS | Android | Windows | QA

PKO is Poland’s largest retail bank. PKO IKO is the award-winning banking application (1st place in the UK’s Retail Banker International ranking 2018).

Mobile Banking App | iOS | Android | Windows | QA Image

Mobile Banking App | iOS | Android | Windows | QA

PKO is Poland’s largest retail bank. PKO IKO is the award-winning banking application (1st place in the UK’s Retail Banker International ranking 2018).

McDonald's Mobile App | iOS | Android | Windows Phone Image

McDonald's Mobile App | iOS | Android | Windows Phone

The most famous Polish mobile application In 2012-2016*. Created with DDB&tribal Poland. Used by over a million people each month. 

McDonald's Mobile App | iOS | Android | Windows Phone Image

McDonald's Mobile App | iOS | Android | Windows Phone

The most famous Polish mobile application In 2012-2016*. Created with DDB&tribal Poland. Used by over a million people each month. 

McDonald's Mobile App | iOS | Android | Windows Phone Image

McDonald's Mobile App | iOS | Android | Windows Phone

The most famous Polish mobile application In 2012-2016*. Created with DDB&tribal Poland. Used by over a million people each month. 

Jägermeister Mobile App | Product Design | iOS | Android | QA Image

Jägermeister Mobile App | Product Design | iOS | Android | QA

The first before-during-after Party App for iOS and Android. This app lets you create custom party and event invitations, capture and track the fun times in photos and relive the fun in an after-party movie - all in one app!

Jägermeister Mobile App | Product Design | iOS | Android | QA Image

Jägermeister Mobile App | Product Design | iOS | Android | QA

The first before-during-after Party App for iOS and Android. This app lets you create custom party and event invitations, capture and track the fun times in photos and relive the fun in an after-party movie - all in one app!

Jägermeister Mobile App | Product Design | iOS | Android | QA Image

Jägermeister Mobile App | Product Design | iOS | Android | QA

The first before-during-after Party App for iOS and Android. This app lets you create custom party and event invitations, capture and track the fun times in photos and relive the fun in an after-party movie - all in one app!

Social Mobile App | Product Design | UX | iOS | Android Image

Social Mobile App | Product Design | UX | iOS | Android

Meet people like you. Make a date. Create your own groups or join the others and talk about what interests you. Discover the best places nearby. Make an appointment for a meal, coffee, party.

Social Mobile App | Product Design | UX | iOS | Android Image

Social Mobile App | Product Design | UX | iOS | Android

Meet people like you. Make a date. Create your own groups or join the others and talk about what interests you. Discover the best places nearby. Make an appointment for a meal, coffee, party.

Social Mobile App | Product Design | UX | iOS | Android Image

Social Mobile App | Product Design | UX | iOS | Android

Meet people like you. Make a date. Create your own groups or join to the others and talk about what interests you. Discover the best places nearby. Make an appointment for a meal, coffee, party.

Mobile Game | Product Design | iOS | Android | QA Image

Mobile Game | Product Design | iOS | Android | QA

“Gang Slodziakow” is a mobile game dedicated to children. Developed for the largest discount supermarket chain in Poland. As a part of the national campaign and offline loyalty program, our game hit the app stores as a no. 1 trending game.

Mobile Game | Product Design | iOS | Android | QA Image

Mobile Game | Product Design | iOS | Android | QA

“Gang Slodziakow” is a mobile game dedicated to children. Developed for the largest discount supermarket chain in Poland. As a part of the national campaign and offline loyalty program, our game hit the app stores as a no. 1 trending game.

Mobile Game | Product Design | iOS | Android | QA Image

Mobile Game | Product Design | iOS | Android | QA

“Gang Slodziakow” is a mobile game dedicated to children. Developed for the largest discount supermarket chain in Poland. As a part of the national campaign and offline loyalty program, our game hit the app stores as a no. 1 trending game.

Tablet Game | Product Design | Windows Phone Image

Tablet Game | Product Design | Windows Phone

Asus Run is a mobile game created to promote a new line of ASUS tablets. The manufacturer collaborated with startups to develop a game that would allow participants to compete with each other, win valuable prizes and find out that ASUS products meet the requirements of one of the most demanding target groups: gamers.

Tablet Game | Product Design | Windows Phone Image

Tablet Game | Product Design | Windows Phone

Asus Run is a mobile game created to promote a new line of ASUS tablets. The manufacturer collaborated with startups to develop a game that would allow participants to compete with each other, win valuable prizes and find out that ASUS products meet the requirements of one of the most demanding target groups: gamers.

Tablet Game | Product Design | Windows Phone Image

Tablet Game | Product Design | Windows Phone

Asus Run is a mobile game created to promote a new line of ASUS tablets. The manufacturer collaborated with startups to develop a game that would allow participants to compete with each other, win valuable prizes and find out that ASUS products meet the requirements of one of the most demanding target groups: gamers.

Baking Mobile Application | Product Design | UX | iOS | Android Image

Baking Mobile Application | Product Design | UX | iOS | Android

The secret ingredient of great bakers since 1920! Fluffy cakes, golden scones, delicious biscuits, Stork has been a staple in kitchens for almost a 100 years, making home baking taste better. Now baking look even easier with recipes on your mobile phone!

Baking Mobile Application | Product Design | UX | iOS | Android Image

Baking Mobile Application | Product Design | UX | iOS | Android

The secret ingredient of great bakers since 1920! Fluffy cakes, golden scones, delicious biscuits, Stork has been a staple in kitchens for almost a 100 years, making home baking taste better. Now baking look even easier with recipes on your mobile phone!

Baking Mobile Application | Product Design | UX | iOS | Android Image

Baking Mobile Application | Product Design | UX | iOS | Android

The secret ingredient of great bakers since 1920! Fluffy cakes, golden scones, delicious biscuits, Stork has been a staple in kitchens for almost a 100 years, making home baking taste better. Now baking look even easier with a recipes in your mobile phone!

Self Check-in Kiosks for Car Dealers | Custom Software | Backend | UX | QA Image

Self Check-in Kiosks for Car Dealers | Custom Software | Backend | UX | QA

TjeKvik is Denmark booking and self check-in kiosk solutions. TjeKvik works mainly with the automotive industry companies - car dealers, car rentals and more. 

Self Check-in Kiosks for Car Dealers | Custom Software | Backend | UX | QA Image

Self Check-in Kiosks for Car Dealers | Custom Software | Backend | UX | QA

TjeKvik is Denmark booking and self check-in kiosk solutions. TjeKvik works mainly with the automotive industry companies - car dealers, car rentals and more. 

Self Check-in Kiosks for Car Dealers | Custom Software | Backend | UX | QA Image

Self Check-in Kiosks for Car Dealers | Custom Software | Backend | UX | QA

TjeKvik is Denmark booking and self check-in kiosk solutions. TjeKvik works mainly with the automotive industry companies - car dealers, car rentals and more. 

Real Estate Investment Platform | Web | Backend | UX | QA Image

Real Estate Investment Platform | Web | Backend | UX | QA

An interactive tool for real estate consultants and potential customers to understand the full potential of the Lea Valley. The ultimate goal was to generate more qualified traffic and sales leads to the agents. It provides more details about Lea Valley investment area in London.

Real Estate Investment Platform | Web | Backend | UX | QA Image

Real Estate Investment Platform | Web | Backend | UX | QA

An interactive tool for real estate consultants and potential customers to understand the full potential of the Lea Valley. The ultimate goal was to generate more qualified traffic and sales leads to the agents. It provides more details about Lea Valley investment area in London.

Real Estate Investment Platform | Web | Backend | UX | QA Image

Real Estate Investment Platform | Web | Backend | UX | QA

An interactive tool for real estate consultants and potential customers to understand the full potential of the Lea Valley. The ultimate goal was to generate more qualified traffic and sales leads to the agents. It provides more details about Lea Valley investment area in London.

Augmented Reality Game | Product Design | Windows Phone Image

Augmented Reality Game | Product Design | Windows Phone

Augmented Reality Mobile Game for the major consumer bank.

Augmented Reality Game | Product Design | Windows Phone Image

Augmented Reality Game | Product Design | Windows Phone

Augmented Reality mobile Game for the major consumer bank. 

Augmented Reality Game | Product Design | Windows Phone Image

Augmented Reality Game | Product Design | Windows Phone

Augmented Reality Mobile Game for the major consumer bank. 

B2B Distribution Platform | Product Design | UX | Web | Backend | QA Image

B2B Distribution Platform | Product Design | UX | Web | Backend | QA

VELUX is one of the strongest brands in the worlds construction industry. The web application allows customers to find a nearby distributor with an accurate inventory. The main view of this web application is a map that contains all of the partner distributors with information about their store inventory, opening hours, direction, etc. 

B2B Distribution Platform | Product Design | UX | Web | Backend | QA Image

B2B Distribution Platform | Product Design | UX | Web | Backend | QA

VELUX is one of the strongest brands in the worlds construction industry. The web application allows customers to find a nearby distributor with an accurate inventory. The main view of this web application is a map that contains all of the partner distributors with information about their store inventory, opening hours, direction, etc. 

B2B Distribution Platform | Product Design | UX | Web | Backend | QA Image

B2B Distribution Platform | Product Design | UX | Web | Backend | QA

VELUX is one of the strongest brands in the worlds construction industry. The web application allows customers to find a nearby distributor with an accurate inventory. The main view of this web application is a map that contains all of the partner distributors with information about their store inventory, opening hours, direction, etc. 

Augmented Reality for Museum | Web | Backend | UX Image

Augmented Reality for Museum | Web | Backend | UX

The DSH Exhibitions is an application which provides access to the digital audio-visual resources attached to the History Meeting House exposition. It was developed primarily to present additional contents to visitors using the Augmented Reality system.

Augmented Reality for Museum | Web | Backend | UX Image

Augmented Reality for Museum | Web | Backend | UX

The DSH Exhibitions is an application which provides access to the digital audio-visual resources attached to the History Meeting House exposition. It was developed primarily to present additional contents to visitors using the Augmented Reality system.

Augmented Reality for Museum | Web | Backend | UX Image

Augmented Reality for Museum | Web | Backend | UX

The DSH Exhibitions is an application which provides access to the digital audio-visual resources attached to the History Meeting House exposition. It was developed primarily to present additional contents to visitors using the Augmented Reality system.

Audio Description Mobile App | iOS | Android | Web | Machine Learning Image

Audio Description Mobile App | iOS | Android | Web | Machine Learning

It helps visually impaired and partially sighted people to watch movies. Audio description translates pictures into words. Maybe it doesn’t make the blind see the movie, but it makes them feel the movie. And if something feels the same, it is the same.

Audio Description Mobile App | iOS | Android | Web | Machine Learning Image

Audio Description Mobile App | iOS | Android | Web | Machine Learning

It helps visually impaired and partially sighted people to watch movies. Audio description translates pictures into words. Maybe it doesn’t make the blind see the movie, but it makes them feel the movie. And if something feels the same, it is the same.

Audio Description Mobile App | iOS | Android | Web | Machine Learning Image

Audio Description Mobile App | iOS | Android | Web | Machine Learning

It helps visually impaired and partially sighted people to watch movies. Audio description translates pictures into words. Maybe it doesn’t make the blind see the movie, but it makes them feel the movie. And if something feels the same, it is the same.

Reviews

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App Development for Nonprofit Organization

"Any delays were always reasonable and we could have honest and open communication about any problems."

Quality: 
3.5
Schedule: 
3.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
4.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Dec. 2019 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

United Ideas heads the creation of a custom application that will help simplify data and increase the engagement of a nonprofit organization. The team handled the development process along with CRM integration.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Warsaw, Poland
Joanna Mielczarek
Director, Stowarzyszenie mali bracia Ubogich
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Thanks to United Ideas' efforts, the application has been successfully launched. The team provided weekly project updates, a highlight of the roadblocks, and even communicated two to three times a day for certain deliveries. They were proactive and are very forthcoming with everything.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I'm the Managing Director at a Nonprofit organization that helps elderly.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire United Ideas, and what were your goals?

We brought United Ideas in to help us build the application for our volunteers. We were trying to figure out how to simplify our data collection and increase the engagement of volunteers.

Our staff spent many hours every month collecting manual data about volunteer activities. There was a tremendous burden on our volunteers to maintain communication with organization coordinators.

Our goal was to create a single, mobile-friendly communication platform for our volunteers and coordinators. That’s why we decided to make use of the PWA approach. They suggested a progressive web app that could more effectively support Android and iOS devices. That was one of our most important criteria because a PWA means we don’t have to build independent native mobile apps.

SOLUTION

How did you select United Ideas and what were the deciding factors?

I wasn’t involved in the selection process, but we found United Ideas through a referral from our product designer. She spoke good things about them, and once we were looking for vendors we reached out to United Ideas among other IT companies.

We interviewed a variety of firms, but decided on United Ideas due to their PWA experience.

Describe the scope of work in detail, including the project steps, key deliverables, and technologies used.

United Ideas is developing our progressive web app. It’s for internal use only, for both field volunteers and their supervisors. It involves many third-party CRM integrations with data systems used by the organization.

By combining volunteer list segmentation with emails and text messages, we can be sure to communicate the right message at exactly the right time. This delivers better event attendance and happier, more engaged volunteers.

Each volunteer has his or her own unique username and password, streamlining the update process and alleviating the administrative burden traditionally placed on your staff. At the end of the first development phase we decided to convert the web app into a progressive web app instead of creating an Android and iOS app from the beginning.

How many people from the vendor's team worked with you, and what were their positions?

I mostly interacted with the project manager. A lead Ruby on Rails developer attended some of our meetings as well.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any measurable outcomes of the project or general feedback about the deliverables?

The application has already launched and at the moment is available in stores for iOS and Android, but we haven't reached out to many of our volunteers yet. We first want to make sure everything is working fine, so only a small group of people have it now.

Once we launch the platform for everyone, it will be an absolute game-changer. By reducing the administrative work the platform is going to save a significant amount of time in terms of contacting our volunteers about what is and isn’t required.

The current iteration is complete, but United Ideas continues to create and implement new features and minor fixes. We’ll likely be contacting them in the future when we start developing the next phase.

Describe their project management style, including communication tools and timelines.

We held calls anywhere from daily to every two weeks depending on where we were in the project. For certain deliveries, we even touched base 2–3 times a day. Our project manager provided weekly project updates and whatever is pending, they highlight the roadblocks properly.

What did you find most impressive or unique about this company?

Their communication skills are good across the board and they’re very proactive. I’ve seen it at the engineering level, to the account manager, up to their CEO and they’re very forthcoming with anything.

If there’s any issue, they’ll tell you about it and try to find a solution. Our current plan is to continue using United Ideas for the next version of our application.

Are there any areas for improvement or something they could have done differently?

We didn't have any problems with going over budget, or unresponsiveness. The application could have been delivered a bit sooner, but it's hard to say as we also requested a lot of changes along the way. Projects like CRM integration have a tendency to be delayed because they require a lot of communication with other providers.

Nevertheless, any delays were always reasonable and we could have honest and open communication about any problems.

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

Web & Software Development for Marketing Agency

"There seems to be nothing they can't do."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
May 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

A marketing agency hired United Ideas to develop a fast and SEO-optimized website. The goal was to create an easy-to-access and browsable website.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Wrocław, Poland
Digital Project Manager, Marketing Agency
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The company greatly appreciated the team's input that helped them save money by dissuading them from a more complicated process. The team was very effective at communicating with the company which minimized the time spent on back and forth.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I'm a Digital Project Manager at a full-service marketing agency specializing in social media, performance marketing and brand consulting.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire United Ideas, and what were your goals?

We hired United Ideas to help us build sharp, fast and SEO optimised websites for out clients. I wanted a sleek and eye-pleasing design with strong focus on the user experience. An easy-to-access and browsable website. Easier said than done.

SOLUTION

How did you select United Ideas and what were the deciding factors?

We searched the web for developers and started interviewing companies that seemed to be a good fit. We were looking at a variety of factors, including pricing, understanding of our goals, reliability, trustworthiness, and previous work. United Ideas seemed to be the company that was most aligned with our goals. They asked the right questions, their proposal was very professional.

Describe the scope of work in detail, including the project steps, key deliverables, and technologies used.

The scope of engagement included ux research, web design, rebuild, setting up the architecture and other factors. Up to now they have custom developed three websites for our clients and helped with a number of backend API integrations along with ongoing technical support.

All of them were fast and mobile-responsive websites with an intuitive UX and that was our primary goal. Their forte is in Ruby as a programming language and React and Vue as the frontend framework.

How many people from the vendor's team worked with you, and what were their positions?

I am mainly in touch with two people from United Ideas. I have a project manager assigned to me, who coordinates the work and is responsible for the rest of the team.

She engages the right people to collaborate to complete the sprints. There is also a development lead engaged in technical conversations when needed. I’m not sure how many people in total were working on the projects, but I’ve met some of them along the way.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any measurable outcomes of the project or general feedback about the deliverables?

We’re happy with the appearance of the website and how user-friendly it is. They saved us money by dissuading us from going into a more complicated process for the architecture. It was a great first impression. There were some bugs at the beginning, but United Ideas was able to fix most of them as part of an ongoing maintenance process.

Describe their project management style, including communication tools and timelines.

Olga worked with her team on all tasks, which in turn minimized the time going back and forth. Having only one point of contact for all communication was very effective.

We chat on Slack alternative and sometimes use Zoom for a quick call. They have a project management system that’s different from what we use internally. Across our collaboration every interaction I’ve had with their team has been pleasant.

What did you find most impressive or unique about this company?

The breadth of scope they cover. There seems to be nothing they can't do. I also liked that United Ideas took the time to understand our company and how we set ourselves apart from other agencies in the industry.

During the interview phase, I felt that other companies already had their own ideas about us and our projects. Most of them didn’t pay too much attention to what our company is about or what our goals are.

Are there any areas for improvement or something they could have done differently?

Occasionally, around holidays or time-off, there were minor miscommunications between our teams. This wasn’t a significant issue since we had direct contact with the engineers, but those specific instances could have been improved.

5.0
Overall Score I've recommended them already.
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    There has not been any delay by anything that was their fault.
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    You get what you pay for. Value / within estimates.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    We never had any issues with them, and they were amazing from a UI/UX point of view.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I would recommend United Ideas and their team without hesitation.

Web Development for Software Development Agency

"We’ve never had an issue and they’re incredibly flexible whenever we need to move a meeting or push something back."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Feb. - Mar. 2020
Project summary: 

In order to pursue new company initiatives, a software development agency hired United Ideas. They provided technical professionals that worked with the in-house team to create a website for a client.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Warsaw, Poland
Jaroslaw Ziembinski
Project Manager, Ideamotive
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The company is satisfied with the work and expertise of the staff that the team provided. They met all deadlines as well as successfully dealing with ad-hoc requests from the company.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m a Project Manager at a software development agency. I work directly with the clients making sure the assigned team delivers quality work while balancing a budget and sticking to a deadline.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire United Ideas, and what were your goals?

I needed assistance with web development because we had new initiatives and back then our in-house IT team was fully booked.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor and what were the deciding factors?

We had to quickly compose the team for one of our clients. The goal was to get a working service up and running quickly. We had a clear concept and mock-ups and agreed on the initial budget and deadline.

Describe the scope of work in detail, including the project steps, key deliverables, and technologies used.

They provided staff augmentation, specifically Ruby on Rails engineer to build the website for one of our long-time clients. He worked alongside our in-house team.

How many people from the vendor's team worked with you, and what were their positions?

Our COO got acquainted with Mat through Facebook. He connected us with their available developer and from there, our conversation progressed enough for us to choose them as a partner. United Ideas was chosen based on knowledge of frameworks and skill sets that we prefer.

 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any measurable outcomes of the project or general feedback about the deliverables?

I’ve been working directly with the Ruby on Rails engineer we hired from United Ideas. He had a strong SEO background which is rare for backend developers - that was very valuable.

He also accompanied me during the calls with customers, providing technical expertise and a wide range of potential solutions. My account manager is always around, constantly in touch and checking if everything is going alright.

Describe their project management style, including communication tools and timeliness.

We don't have any metrics, but I’m very happy with the work. They have met the deadline and a lot of ad-hoc requests have been all taken care of swiftly. We’ve never had an issue and they’re incredibly flexible whenever we need to move a meeting or push something back.

It took us a couple of days longer than expected, but they've been able to postpone other projects to make sure we finish our engagement.

What did you find most impressive or unique about this company?

I can’t think of anything. I already asked for their support with another urgent project we work on.

Are there any areas for improvement or something they could have done differently?

None, all good.

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

Mobile App for Food Waste

"United Ideas helped me with the learning curve and provided all the information I needed."

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

United Ideas developed and maintained an iOS/Android mobile application with a Ruby on Rails backend. Their team built a UX and added critical features and fixed the app optimization. 

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Warsaw, Poland
Mateusz Kowalczyk
CEO & Co-Founder, Foodsi
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

United Ideas managed a great project that launched on-time. The company delivered the project quickly and the project management was flexible and excellent. The value was good and the information was readily available. 

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I'm the CEO & Founder of a startup that eliminates last-minute restaurant food waste. Our mobile app connects customers to restaurants that have unsold food hours before they close, for meal discounts as high as 50 percent.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire United Ideas?

We hired United Ideas to develop, maintain, and update our mobile application and related Ruby on Rails back-end systems. Our main challenge was hiring a reliable and long-term development partner to stabilize our app and ensure all bugs were resolved to guarantee a smooth transition to the app store. We had bad experiences with previous vendors.

What were your goals for this project?

We needed a new development partner. We specified the work scope, budget, and deadline for the first tasks. Our priorities were iterative speed, communication, and hustle. We're a lean startup and wanted to collaborate with a company that shared our hunger and passion for building quality products and doing whatever it takes to deliver. The main goal was to make the app easy for users to navigate and provide the best possible experience adding new features.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We were searching Clutch.co for developers that could offer high quality, rapid development with a competitive price and excellent project management. Beyond a partner that met our cost and quality requirements, we wanted someone to challenge our ideas, and respectfully proposes alternatives. We didn't want them to build everything we asked without question. We interviewed several different vendors, then selected some of them to speak to over video calls. We provided them with the documentation and design guidelines to them; then, they worked on the solution, timeline, and cost estimates. Along the way, we get to know the team we work with today. United Ideas team is nimble, agile, and incredibly responsive. Also, they were able to work with our tight budget, so we chose them. I gave them basic ideas and drawings of what I had in mind, and the project evolved from there.

Describe the project in detail.

United Ideas successfully took over the project from the other software agency. They prioritized quality frontend development, access to native device features, and a polished UX. They added critical features (multi-login, pagination, admin panel improvements, email automation, better notifications) and helped us test the app. What's more, the mobile developers proactively refactored some parts of the app that required fixes and optimization. After that, we've seen a huge improvement when it comes to loading time and user experience. The updated app is now available in the stores, but we are continually turning out new features as well. We can always go back to them if we want to change any features or if there are any bugs.

What was the team composition?

They assign resources to match the size of the project. We had a team of four: iOS and Android developers, Ruby on Rails engineer, and PM/Account Manager. We also thought about adding dedicated QA to the project over time. I collaborated with developers and the project manager via their company web chat. They maintained efficient, casual methods of connecting with stakeholders.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The project ran smoothly, with some minor issues that were quickly fixed. We were able to launch the app on time, which is somewhat unheard of. The updated app is now in both stores and working properly. Thousands of people use the app, and our business has been growing month after month. Also, we've received very positive press and app reviews. We're evolving very fast as a company, and we require that any updates or changes happen quickly. They've never failed to deliver what we've asked of them and had a suggestion for every potential problem we faced along the way.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

The overall experience was good, even though we still look for improvements in terms of planning, communication and project management. We communicate over chat, email, and Trello and work in a waterfall methodology. I also remain in regular contact with all developers - they are very collaborative in their approach, and they've done a great job of balancing their recommendations with our opinions. Thanks to our frequent discussions, we were able to choose the best way forward together. The whole team is very flexible and understanding, along with development, and made sure to make the app exactly how I envisioned it. Needless to say that they completed each feature on time and stuck to our initial contract.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

They're a small team with many capabilities. At the beginning of our cooperation, we specified the budget for each task and feature. Needless to say that United Ideas delivered all of the agreed features within the most optimistic hourly predictions and on time. Besides, working with the whole team is fun, and their price is competitive. I appreciated that United Ideas helped me with the learning curve and provided all the information I needed to make me feel comfortable and make better business decisions.

Are there any areas for improvement?

Each project has its difficulties, but we managed to solve them all, learning on the job. They could do more QA as there were some issues or bugs that I found during testing, but there was nothing critical. It's also understandable when you take over a project from a different vendor.

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

Staff Augmentation for Custom Development Group

"It's really fun to work with them, and we feel that they are part of our team."

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

United Ideas provided staff augmentation for a custom development group. The team provides ongoing software development support for both the front- and backend.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Warsaw, Poland
Scrum Master & Agile Coach, Custom Development Group
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The developers have provided consistently high-quality code that exceeds the expectations of the internal team. United Ideas is receptive to feedback and adaptable, establishing a smooth workflow. The team is hard-working, talented, and organized.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

We are a custom development group. We mostly work with finance & insurance companies, media, banks, and publishers. Overall we hire over 300 engineers. As a Scrum Master, I'm leading a team of 25 developers working on various projects.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire United Ideas?

I have a reasonably sizeable internal team and wanted to add ten backend developers to the current contract. We didn't have free engineers on our side at that moment.

What were your goals for this project?

I had to grow my team with staff members who were easy to work with to minimize software defects while continuing to move at a high velocity. We were looking for a vendor that could help us with staff augmentation for various software projects. We needed to get a lot of talent working with us quickly to staff up our internal teams. Our primary goal was to build a long-term relationship with an outsourced team that could supply qualified, experienced team members.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

I worked at United Ideas as a Scrum Master before my current employment, so I knew their CEO. During one of the conversations, we realized that they might be able to help us with the recruitment deadlock. When the need arose, I contacted him along with three other companies, and we ended up choosing them for the work.

Describe the project in detail.

United Ideas provided us with reliable software development support. Every engineer and developer who joined our team is vetted through a series of phone screens, on-site interviews, video conference calls, and technical tests.

Unlike some other companies that have developers lying around, United Ideas finds the right people for every project. They rigorously screen their developers, so I can trust that each person working on our projects is top-notch. That and the fact that we're allowed to interview and screen the candidates, has been great.

What was the team composition?

Throughout different projects, we've worked with 12 developers so far. Their engineers are as integral to my team as my engineers in the office. I liked the fact that when you give them a task, they'll come back to you with questions for clarification and with examples and suggestions of how to do it better. That is truly professional. They don't just take what you've given them; they take ownership. They bring attention to detail and a high level of knowledge to the task.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Their developers are excellent, and the quality of the code is really good. That was one of our initial concerns because remote teams sometimes don't provide good quality. Fortunately, we've been amazed by their skills and feel confident about giving them projects that involve our core business.

United Ideas not only provides backend development services, but they also help us sustain and assist in engineering support for our clients. Thanks to this support, we're able to react quickly to our clients' needs. If it weren't for their team, we wouldn't be able to do nearly as much as we have been over the last few months

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

The project management is split between the two teams. Their project management is as good as what we have here. We pride ourselves on how quickly we can execute what's important and impactful.

They've been flexible and adapted to using tools we prefer and are proactive about keeping an updated calendar listing the availability of all the developers we work with. I've been delighted with the arrangement and communication so far.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Their key strength is their people. They are a good fit with our culture and collaborate well with our internal teams. It's really fun to work with them, and we feel that they are part of our team. They're great at catching and fixing bugs, especially when we rush things through.

Are there any areas for improvement?

Everything has been good. We have identified points of improvement in terms of team collaboration, but we are continually working to improve the things we recognize. The legal process is a challenge for smaller organizations like United Ideas.

5.0
Overall Score They offer excellent customer service and adaptability.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    The engagement isn’t project-based, but they’ve met deadlines reliably in the past.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They met our needs in a fast and responsive manner.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I have no reservations in recommending them.

Web Development for Automotive Dealer

"There's a lot of flexibility, without the restrictions of rigid rules."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Jan. 2018 - Aug. 2019
Project summary: 

United Ideas built a customized marketing automation system for an automotive dealer. As part of their work, they implemented banner ads within landing pages.

The Reviewer
 
201-500 Employees
 
Piaseczno, Poland
Tomasz Brener
Branch General Manager, MB Motors Piaseczno
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

As a result of the new, intuitive system, web traffic increased and online lead numbers doubled. The solution has streamlined the marketing funnel. Transparent, proactive, and professional in their dealings, the team communicated frequently and integrated feedback into their work.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m General Manager of the MB Motors Piaseczno - one of the biggest Mercedes-Benz dealer in Poland

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire United Ideas?

We searched for a digital agency to re-design our lead generation process and enrich collected data. We had concerns that our competition had caught up to us in this area. We wanted to land more quality traffic for the car model configurator on our website. We had an idea to create interactive banners and integrate them to the Landing Pages and CRM.

It became clear that our old ways of reaching potential buyers wasn’t good enough to achieve the level of customer satisfaction we needed to deliver at early stage of the buying process. Nor was it driving sales or generating leads to my sales force.

What were your goals for this project?

The goal was to generate leads/customers for test drives, that’s the highest quality lead in automotive industry. Therefore, it’s imperative that we provide an excellent experience for our customers, across whole customer journey.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We found them through a referral. Someone in my network was a client of theirs and recommended them to us.

When we took them on board, we were looking at three different firms. We hired United Ideas because they had considerable experience with the automotive biggest brands and a wide range of technical abilities. We ended up choosing them not only because of the recommendation but also because they had the best proposal.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

United Ideas successfully created a fully-customized marketing automation system. They integrated Banner Ads with Landing Pages making sure to provide an intuitive navigation, which led to great conversion rate.

At the end of the day it reduced the number of repeatable tasks of our in-house consultants. The car configurator received a great deal of traffic from people willing to test our car models. We had a positive post-launch experience.

What was the team composition?

We worked most closely with Łukasz. Besides this, we primarily interacted with a core team of four (product designer and back-end devs).

They brought other people onto parts of the project as needed. The team’s experience with the automotive industry enabled them to make numerous suggestions and valuable recommendations.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

It was a digital piece of work, so it's easier to measure. We defined a few KPIs that provided good analytics of our work. However, what’s even more significant, the number of online leads doubled.

We have opened a whole new channel of potential customers and, actually, this is something we didn’t plan at all. It’s a lot more comfortable for people to start configuring their dream car right from their devices. The entry barrier is much lower, and it’s as simple as that. Moreover, we can capture these people now and convert into qualified leads.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

We kept in constant contact and regularly gave them feedback during meetings in our offices. Project milestones were captured using Trello. Having access to all that information was useful for us as a client.

I never felt in the dark about our progress. The budget was in line with what we expected, and they were generally ahead of schedule. If there were delays, it was on our end, not theirs. They were always available for us and very professional overall.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Project management was good; they made it easy. There's a lot of flexibility, without the restrictions of rigid rules. They feel like a small business with very high standards. They kept to our budget and kept me informed through the entire engagement. We plan to extend our cooperation in the near future.

Are there any areas for improvement?

We ran into occasional scripts integration barriers along the way, but they were always flexible and came up with creative solutions to keep us moving forward.

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

Software Development for Cosmetics Company

"The involved team was always available, so I could always ask questions"

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Feb. 2019 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

United Ideas develops software and interactive design for a cosmetics company. This included a web application, a promotional code generator, and interactive banners for their website.

The Reviewer
 
201-500 Employees
 
Warsaw, Poland
Marta Maj
Digital Manager CE, Oriflame Poland
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Monthly traffic to the web application has increased by 100,000 users. United Ideas consistently produces quality work across a variety of projects. Their team is incredibly communicative and has excellent project management skills.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I work at Oriflame as a Digital Manager responsible for the 20 markets within the Central Europe region.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire United Ideas?

We needed a long-term partner who could do the interactive and visual design to address the ongoing marketing department needs. So far, United Ideas helped us with projects ranging from a simple one-page web application, promotional code generator to interactive banners implementations on the main page of our brand

What were your goals for this project?

I am actually engaged with them on several projects on behalf of my company. Usually, we work on deadlines and fixed price model. So the job is to deliver the project on time and within the budget. So far, they didn't fail us.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We had a couple of upcoming projects and since my team values working with different agencies on different projects I was looking for an opportunity to establish a partnership with the new provider. It was about a time I got an email from United Ideas, they introduced their services and asked if there's anything they could help us with; the timing was quite fortunate since we needed someone to help us with the web application. After meeting with their team, we decided it's worth to give them a try.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

We started with a mobile website, where promotional codes are distributed from our database. It went good. The other time they helped us with the application that allows uploading videos by users and is used to generate content on social media. There's also a countdown page prepared for the launch of our new product. Then three more times, I felt comfortable reaching out to them again to perform another digital project. We've been working together since the beginning of 2019 and have an active ongoing collaboration.

What was the team composition?

I had personal contact with United Ideas CEO all the time; he always responds immediately to my messages, sometimes stepping-in to solve minor bugs himself. We were assigned a project manager, and she was accommodating during brainstorming and quick to respond to any questions or concerns. Whenever we had an issue, she was able to provide a quick resolution for it.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

One of the projects had about half a million users in the application with monthly traffic up to 100k users. Other than that, United Ideas mostly has been developing custom products dedicated for internal purposes, so there are not many available metrics I can share. However, the quality of the products and their work has been excellent. It addresses all of our needs.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

Their communication was great. That was one of the things that I liked working with them in general. The involved team was always available, so I could always ask questions. They were still entirely consistent with whoever was on the project, meaning no turnover in resources. We exclusively used Slack alternative and email for communication. Everyone from the team was on the channel so we could ping anyone.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Their communication was great. That was one of the things that I liked working with them in general. The involved team was always available, so I could always ask questions. They were still entirely consistent with whoever was on the project, meaning no turnover in resources. We exclusively used Slack alternative and email for communication. Everyone from the team was on the channel so we could ping anyone.

Are there any areas for improvement?

There were some issues with one of the implementations. The website didn't have all the responsive elements. There was a bit of friction there and took a few extra feedback rounds. Those iterations delayed the project a little bit more than we would have wanted. Luckily, we were not too rigid about the deadline on the milestone date. We were only off by an extra day or two, which wasn't a big deal for us. On the other hand, there were no issues once we went live; everything had been solved beforehand.

5.0
Overall Score I truly enjoyed working with United Ideas throughout the collaboration.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    There are always challenges that influence the schedule, but the way they’ve handled them is great.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They provide excellent value
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They were swift, thorough, and highly professional.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    We’ve started another project that is double the size of the investment.

iOS Social Media App for Racing Community

"They foster a collaborative environment and genuinely contribute with suggestions that are relevant to our business."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Feb. - Sept. 2016
Project summary: 

United Ideas redesigned an iOS app for the racing community, providing coding and new social networking features. The app matches users interested in exotic cars and racing.  

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Warsaw, Poland
Dominik Tomasik
Co-Founder, Race Hunt
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The United Ideas team created an innovative and professional app in a quick three-month timeframe. Their efforts helped build and maintain a group of 30,000 users. From a project management standpoint, they communicated well, solved problems, and were always adaptable. 

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am the co-founder of a Race Hunt - iOS mobile app for the local racing community. You can search for fast and exotic cars nearby and invite them for a meeting or a ride. Some people laugh that we are like Tinder for petrolheads.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire United Ideas?

I hired United Ideas to replace an iOS freelancer that I’ve worked before. I needed skilled mobile developers to revamp what was done by him in the past.

What were your goals for this project?

I wanted to find a company to successfully deliver and launch my ideal app within a limited budget and narrow time constraints. Design and UX work was already done, but there was a lot ahead of us.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We’d previously worked with an iOS freelancer, but he wasn’t performing at the level that was expected. I originally heard about United Ideas through a mutual contact. My friend suggested to me that I should talk to their team.

I interviewed them, along with a few other recommended companies. That went really well, so it was an obvious choice to keep working with them. The fact that they took over similar mobile projects in the past helped me with the decision as well. A couple of days after I shared the source code, we signed the deal and started working together.

Describe the project in detail.

United Ideas has provided coding for iOS, based on my requirements and mock-ups. It needed bug fixing, integrations, and new features: user profile with virtual garage, live updated list of cars and motorbikes nearby, easy swipe based vehicles browser, range selection, and chat.

What was the team composition?

At the time when I approached United Ideas luckily, one of their iOS developers was available and could step in to take over the project. We didn’t need more manpower to finish the job and it took him less than three months.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

It’s hard to call Race Hunt a business; it’s not a commercial app. The whole thing started as a side project, and so it is up to now. We didn’t promote the app, but it gained some publicity and managed to build an active community of users (30 000 on FB). Other than that, I don’t recall any specific numbers. They’ve developed an innovative, clean, high-performing platform that’s on par with some of the more prominent apps on the market.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

The team was trustworthy, considerate, and flexible with me. They followed a transparent methodology and managed the project well from start to finish. We used Trello, Github and RocketChat to communicate and Zoom to host online meetings.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

I was impressed by their project management and ability to address any of my needs. They were flexible and accommodating throughout the entire engagement, and the whole team was friendly. They foster a collaborative environment and genuinely contribute with suggestions that are relevant to our business. United Ideas understands that app development is a creative process and requires an agile, iterative manner of implementation, which they execute beautifully.

Are there any areas for improvement?

No, not that I can think of. I tend to be very involved, so there’s not much room to leave anything out. We reached out to United Ideas about issues, and they fixed them immediately.

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

Mobile App Dev for Beer Brand

"They don't take themselves seriously, but they take their work seriously."

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

United Ideas created an iOS/Android app using React Native to run a contest for a third party.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Warsaw, Poland
Marta Dzięgielewska
Mobile Marketing Manager, Marketing House part of Havas Group
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The team’s communication and collaboration skills were superb. The app was successful in distributing over 500 tickets for the contest. United Ideas’ friendly staff and technical prowess make them a great firm to partner with.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I was the marketing manager responsible for mobile projects at an advertising agency.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire United Ideas?

We were working with a popular beer brand and they decided to run a contest with the opportunity to win tickets for upcoming game tournaments.

The main idea was to run it through the mobile app. I was hunting for a suitable, capable partner to help us develop the apps’ backend infrastructure.

What were your goals for this project?

Ultimately, we wanted to build a mobile app to host a contest as part of our client's marketing campaign. As a result, we needed to build a valuable mobile feature that would allow us to communicate with customers through the apps. We had a concept in place and came with a good idea, but United Ideas definitely helped us narrow down the focus and create a good product.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

I knew United Ideas had experience in similar types of projects since they already helped to support a few marketing campaigns in Poland with mobile apps.

Describe the project in detail.

United Ideas was involved in the entire backend architecture and mobile development. This included project design, project management, delivery, and managing the release process. The app was built for both Android and iOS with React Native.

What was the team composition?

Besides our project manager, a couple of React Native developers were also involved.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

United Ideas built an intuitive design and developed iOS/Android app for our client. Everything went as planned. I don't remember the exact numbers when it comes to downloads or users, but at the end of the day, almost 500 game tickets for the Men's European Volleyball Championship were distributed via the app. United Ideas were undoubtedly integral in helping us create the product. They remained accessible to provide any troubleshooting or updates as needed throughout the course of the marketing campaign as well.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

I had a direct line of communication to our project manager, as well as their CEO. They worked in two-week sprints and delivered a new build at the end of each one. They were very communicative about where they were along the way. It was much more efficient than just speaking from one project manager to another about timelines and delivery.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

They don't take themselves seriously, but they take their work seriously. It creates a friendly and united working relationship that our company highly appreciates. They're very knowledgeable from a technological standpoint, but they always received my ideas with kindness and positivity. They never belittled me; instead, they patiently guided me through the process.

Are there any areas for improvement?

This engagement was a couple of years ago, and there is room for improvement in every cooperation between the two parties. However, I don't recall anything specific that United Ideas could do better. They delivered exactly what they promised.

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

Mobile App Development for E-Commerce & Fashion Startup

"We are satisfied with the project management process."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
4.5
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Dec. 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

United Ideas took over development of an existing application. The team refactored code, restructured data management, and implemented new features. They provide ongoing maintenance and updates.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Tokyo, Japan
Rouven Woszidlo
Co-Founder & COO, iine Card Japan, Inc.
 
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The Review
Feedback summary: 

Load times have decreased, and the user registration process is now more efficient. Transparent and professional, the team sets clear timelines and routinely delivers on time. Due to their wealth of experience, United Ideas is able to provide innovative solutions.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am the co-founder & COO of a Tokyo based start-up. We work with publishers of fashion magazines and catalogs. We distribute a mobile application as a market place that allows readers to shop directly from magazines and catalog pages. You simply scan any page and buy all of the products you like. I am directly involved in the cooperation as a point of contact with the United Ideas team during the development.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire United Ideas?

We were in search of a new mobile development vendor. Without a doubt, the biggest challenge for both sides was the fact that we had worked on this project with two other external development companies. United Ideas had to take over the previous work, which are unfavorable circumstances in software development.

What were your goals for this project?

There was a need to restructure the way that the app was storing and synchronizing data. We realized that we should move content that was stored initially on the mobile app to the server side. It also required some code optimization and framework standardization. Further, we had a huge backlog of features and extensions to be implemented.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

A friendly marketing agency introduced United Ideas as a trusted partner in the area of mobile development. They did collaborations together in the past, and, once they heard about our challenges, they suggested that we talk to United Ideas. We touched base, and United Ideas proved to have expertise with solid references. We started our collaboration after a few meetings.

Describe the project in detail.

The partnership started in December 2017. We didn’t have a technical background, so their scope of involvement was strong from day one. They have been engaged with us in a wide variety of projects and tasks.

They’ve provided technology consulting as well as design and development work. They advised us to change storage from local database to on-demand cloud system. United Ideas also implemented new solutions and technologies. For example, we switched to programming the application in Kotlin.

What was the team composition?

A dedicated account manager is our main point of contact. We also have regular calls with the Android and iOS developers.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

First, they’ve polished the MVP version of the app. Thanks to a major change in our data storage approach, we reduced the time needed to open the app. Long loading times hurt user activation, so we worked side by side to implement a new onboarding.

We acquired our first B2B client and verified proof of concept to stakeholders. Now, we continue to grow our product, building new features to scale and establish a product-market fit.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

We mainly communicated with the team via Rocket Chat and Zoom. This includes planning and demo sessions. We’ve worked using the Scrum methodology in bi-weekly sprints. There were no issues with tracking time and making sure that everything was completed. We are satisfied with the project management process.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

They helped narrow down the focus and committed themselves to a timeline that they delivered. We used other service providers in the past that were not able to provide this. For us, that’s what distinguishes United Ideas. Also, we appreciate the fact that their engineers have past experiences working for other white label and marketplace mobile apps.

Are there any areas for improvement?

To improve work efficiency, they should spend more time on an in-depth analysis of the scope of existing features that have been implemented by previous vendors. Of course, this is not always an easy task when other vendors wrote the code.

4.5
Overall Score
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 4.5 NPS
    Willing to refer
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Business Entity
Business Entity Name
UNITED IDEAS SP Z O O
Status
Active
Jurisdiction of Formation
Poland
Id
0000372241
Date of Formation
Dec 3, 2010
Last updated
Aug 25, 2020
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