Ruby on Rails | Mobile Development | JavaScript

You have a great idea.

We will turn it into an amazing product. Fast.

 

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.

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

Mobile development: iOS | Android | React Native

 

 
Undisclosed
 
$50 - $99 / hr
 
50 - 249
 Founded
2010
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Warsaw, Poland
headquarters
  • Aleja Solidarnosci 115 lok. 2
    Warsaw 00-140
    Poland
other locations
  • No 1 Poultry
    London EC2R 8EJ
    United Kingdom
  • 349 5th Avenue
    New York NY, 95230
    United States
  • Malmskillnadsgatan 32
    Stockholm 111 51
    Sweden
  • Jumeirah Living World Trade Centre Residence
    Dubai 116555
    United Arab Emirates
  • Boston
    United States
  • Berlin
    Germany
  • Amsterdam
    Netherlands
  • Copenhagen
    Denmark
  • Helsinki
    Finland

Portfolio

Key clients: 

*Start-ups* Ahoy.io | UniDosh | STAMP | Tookapic | Seep | iine | Fangol  | iCoach | Train Together | Arrinera | Spark | Autoinnovation.dk | TjeKvik *Agencies* DDB | Delloitte Digital | Entropy *Brands* PwC | McDonald's | BBC | Discovery | Art Guide | Audi | Mercedes | Jägermeister | PKO Bank | ASUS | Santander | Raiffeisen | Allianz | JLL | VELUX | Stork

Mobile Game - Product Design | iOS | Android | QA

“Gang Slodziakow” is a mobile game dedicated for children. Developed for the largest discount supermarket chain in Poland. As a part of national campaign and offline loyalty program our game hit the app stores as a nr. 1 trending game.

Mobile Game - Product Design | iOS | Android | QA

“Gang Slodziakow” is a mobile game dedicated for children. Developed for the largest discount supermarket chain in Poland. As a part of national campaign and offline loyalty program our game hit the app stores as a nr. 1 trending game.

Mobile Game - Product Design | iOS | Android | QA

“Gang Slodziakow” is a mobile game dedicated for children. Developed for the largest discount supermarket chain in Poland. As a part of national campaign and offline loyalty program our game hit the app stores as a nr. 1 trending game.

Distribution Platform - Product Design | UX | Web App | Backend | QA

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

Distribution Platform - Product Design | UX | Web App | Backend | QA

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

Distribution Platform - Product Design | UX | Web App | Backend | QA

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

Music migration service - iOS | Android | Desktop

The apps have been downloaded nearly 600,000 times, migrated nearly 1 billion individual tracks and generated stable stream of revenue.

Music migration service - iOS | Android | Desktop

The apps have been downloaded nearly 600,000 times, migrated nearly 1 billion individual tracks and generated stable stream of revenue.

Music migration service - iOS | Android | Desktop

The apps have been downloaded nearly 600,000 times, migrated nearly 1 billion individual tracks and generated stable stream of revenue.

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. Other services included recommendations on infrastructure and UX. Eventually we prototyped a mobile app based on qualitative user research. The solution has since launched.

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. Other services included recommendations on infrastructure and UX. Eventually we prototyped a mobile app based on qualitative user research. The solution has since launched.

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. Other services included recommendations on infrastructure and UX. Eventually we prototyped a mobile app based on qualitative user research. The solution has since launched.

Charity fundraising platform - Product Design | UX | Web App | 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 App | 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 App | 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.

 

Audio description service - iOS | Android | Web | Data Science

We designed and developed an iOS and Android mobile application to increase movies’ accessibility. We conducted research, created algorithms, integrated hardware, and built each app from scratch.

Audio description service - iOS | Android | Web | Data Science

We designed and developed an iOS and Android mobile application to increase movies’ accessibility. We conducted research, created algorithms, integrated hardware, and built each app from scratch.

Audio description service - iOS | Android | Web | Data Science

We designed and developed an iOS and Android mobile application to increase movies’ accessibility. We conducted research, created algorithms, integrated hardware, and built each app from scratch.

Recipes Mobile App - 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!



 

Recipes Mobile App - 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!

Recipes Mobile App - 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!

Dating Social 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.


 

Dating Social 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.


 

Dating Social 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.


 

Museum Tour App - Product Design | 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 | 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 | 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.

Fashion marketplace - Product Design | 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 | 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 | 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.

Student marketplace - Product Design | iOS | Android

UniDosh was launched in Manchester in September 2017 by two young entrepreneurs trying to tackle the student financial problem. It’s a Student - Student marketplace with on demand services, by a workforce of students. The app enables students to earn money using their own skills whilst also providing discounted services to their peers.

Student marketplace - Product Design | iOS | Android

UniDosh was launched in Manchester in September 2017 by two young entrepreneurs trying to tackle the student financial problem. It’s a Student - Student marketplace with on demand services, by a workforce of students. The app enables students to earn money using their own skills whilst also providing discounted services to their peers.

Student marketplace - Product Design | iOS | Android

UniDosh was launched in Manchester in September 2017 by two young entrepreneurs trying to tackle the student financial problem. It’s a Student - Student marketplace with on demand services, by a workforce of students. The app enables students to earn money using their own skills whilst also providing discounted services to their peers.

Social photo sharing platform - iOS

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,...

Social photo sharing platform - iOS

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.

Social photo sharing platform - iOS

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.

Reviews

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Custom Software Dev for Media Monitoring Firm

"United Ideas overcommunicated everything, saving us a lot of time and money."

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

United Ideas helped upgrade sentiment analysis algorithms for a social media monitoring firm. They used big data and machine learning scripts to improve its accuracy rate from 30% to 50%.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Poland
SaaS Analyst, Media Monitoring Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The algorithms’ accuracy improved to 80%, beating expectations and achieving praise from stakeholders. United Ideas consistently delivered creative solutions to meet budget constraints. Constant communication, flexibility, and a compatible workstyle made for a smooth collaboration.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I'm a SaaS analyst for a social media monitoring company. We help brands measure the buzz around their name, service, or product.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

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

Our crawlers have collected over 20 billion mentions worldwide. However, our sentiment detection algorithm at the time was lacking. Our clients wanted to be able to recognize if someone is sharing a positive or negative experience related to their brand with just one click. The algorithm could only categorize approximately 30% mentions based on their emotional tone. We decided to upgrade the algorithm with the help of the external provider.

What were your goals for this project?

Our goal was to start successfully analyzing online pieces of writing to determine their emotional tone. We were looking for a solution that delivers maximum efficiency with minimum effort. We planned to continue R&D when we achieve 50% accuracy for sentiment analysis and opinion mining after 60 days.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

Our investors pointed to United Ideas as a trusted partner. Ultimately, we chose them because the quality of their portfolio was equal to if not better than other companies' work. The price and timeline they quoted were much more reasonable as well.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

Sentiment analysis is based on algorithms using natural language processing to categorize pieces of writing as positive, neutral, or negative.

United Ideas came up with an effective solution to improve our algorithms. First, they exported a large sample of data. They then introduced semi-automated tagging of the collected mentions. After that, the team built machine learning scripts to deal with the rest data we collected. They also manually corrected everything when it was necessary.

Throughout the process, United Ideas found creative ways to accomplish our goals within our constraints, which I appreciated.

What was the team composition?

I worked with a project manager and two Ruby on Rails developers with backgrounds in big data.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

After a few rounds of iterations, United Ideas developed a prototype solution that we tested on real users. The team incorporated feedback and started creating higher-fidelity algorithms. United Ideas has taken every goal we've had and delivered above and beyond our expectations. They beat our requirement of achieving a 50% accuracy rating; the software is now over 80% accurate. Ultimately, we implemented the feature within our tool. We currently are focused on improving accuracy results even further, which won’t be easy.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

We communicated through a combination of in-person discussion, Skype calls, and online interaction. United Ideas was very easy to work with. We had a limited budget, so they outlined their costs and the total number of hours very carefully at each step in the process.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

United Ideas overcommunicated everything, saving us a lot of time and money. We didn't think we could afford their services, but they adjusted to accommodate us. Our teams clicked from the start. It was easy to work with them, and their company's culture was similar to our own. 

Are there any areas for improvement?

Due to language complexity, the algorithms still run into issues, such as failing to detect sarcasm and context nuances. However, United Ideas remained accessible to provide updates as needed throughout the project.

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

App Development for Fast Food Company

"They're a small, talented team that offers a comprehensive list of services and capabilities."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Jan. - May 2014
Project summary: 

United Ideas supported internal efforts to renew a mobile app, integrating it with new features to align with the goals of a marketing campaign.

The Reviewer
 
201-500 Employees
 
Warszawa, Poland
Mateusz Książek
Former Creative Director, DDB
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The team’s technical expertise allowed stakeholders to realize their creative ideas. Accountable and deadline driven, United Ideas was a reliable partner. They approached problems with enthusiasm and tenacity.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I worked as a Creative Director at the Polish branch of DDB, a marketing and advertising company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

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

We hired the team to help develop and reimagine a mobile app for a client. We wanted to establish a new framework and integrate some additional features.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted the renewed app to allow customers to match with their friends based on restaurant menu choices. The overarching internal goal was to build a viral marketing campaign, boosting customer engagement and loyalty.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

Someone in our organization referred them, as we had successfully collaborated in the past on mobile development projects. After vetting other companies, we felt the most comfortable with United Ideas because they understood our challenges and had the required skill set.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

Once we came to an agreement on the budget and features, they immediately started working to meet the tight deadline. They began with a deep dive into our company, coming on site to collaborate with us. My team provided user data, and they developed the code and helped with the QA.

Due to the high privacy of the project, I can't share many technical details. However, it required innovative development, including AI and matching patterns. They wrote the necessary machine learning algorithms, determining which data points to include. The team also offered guidance to stakeholders on how to navigate third-party protocols.

What was the team composition?

My team interfaced with a project manager and Lukasz (CEO, United Ideas), and we also met with a couple of other team members. The team included design and development specialists.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

With technical expertise from United Ideas, our team could advance our creative ideas. Their work has allowed us to offer more value to our clients and move beyond prior development limits.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

They had excellent project management. United Ideas held weekly meetings with their team either in-person or over Zoom to go over milestones. They were also very communicative with internal stakeholders as they progressed through each stage.  

They worked on two-week sprints and delivered an updated product at the end of each one. They never fell short of meeting our goals, and they always gave me a variety of options about how to arrange the timeline.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

United Ideas always delivered on their promises — that was was a big plus. They’re a small, talented team that offers a comprehensive list of services and capabilities. Accountable and professional, they worked by our side to create the best product possible. We also appreciated their eager approach to solving problems.

Are there any areas for improvement?

There are bugs with every project, but they made sure the finished product worked properly. The team was readily available if we ever encountered an issue. They were good listeners, and they ensured we received what our client required.

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

iOS & Android App Dev for Spirits Brand

"United Ideas capably managed and organized all elements of the project."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Mar. 2014 - Aug. 2014
Project summary: 

United Ideas designed and developed native mobile apps for Android and iOS to serve as the primary element of a spirit brand’s marketing campaign. The app includes integrations with Facebook and WhatsApp.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Warsaw, Poland
Izabela Bieganska
IT Project Manager, Software Development Firm
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

United Ideas successfully contributed conceptually to the product’s structure and delivered a valuable marketing asset. The team leans on a mature project management approach to streamline communication and remain organized. They proved to be a trustworthy and talented partner.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

At the time of our cooperation, I was a project manager at a software development agency. I was responsible for an account belonging to an herbal spirit brand we worked with.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

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

We engaged United Ideas to build native mobile apps for iOS and Android for our client, the herbal spirit brand. The mobile app was going to be an integral part of a more substantial marketing campaign that was going to launch shortly after the engagement.  

What were your goals for this project?

Our client hoped to appeal to a younger audience through the development of a mobile application. We received some very complex technical requirements, but because we lacked the mobile development resources in-house, we hired United Ideas.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

My agency learned of United Ideas through a former client of theirs that had a positive experience with their team. Throughout the interview and decision processes, United Ideas was never pushy about working together. I felt genuinely comfortable hiring them.

Describe the project in detail.

They were involved at each stage of the project: generating ideas, designing interfaces, project management, and the final development. We received a tremendous app that includes a Ruby on Rails backend panel. The app contains integrations with Facebook and WhatsApp and allows users to create a custom party and event invitations, capture photos, and relive the fun in an after-party video.

What was the team composition?

I had two primary contacts—a product designer/UX specialist and an account manager. They utilized other resources, but I am unsure of their exact roles.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The application was a critical element of the overall marketing initiative. Our client was very pleased with the finished product.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

United Ideas capably managed and organized all elements of the project. We primarily communicated via phone and email but later joined their team’s internal communication channels and tools, which made our cooperation more transparent. They took the appropriate amount of time to build the best possible product before we introduced it to customers.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

United Ideas featured a mature process, and they were professional in every way. I knew that we were in good hands.

Are there any areas for improvement?

United Ideas did an excellent job of recommending simplicity with app development. However, I think their team could collect more information about the project upfront.

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 Car Company

"United Ideas is one of the best partners I’ve worked with in my career."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Jan. - Dec. 2018
Project summary: 

United Ideas developed an application for iOS and Android. Services included UX/UI design and QA testing. 

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
United Kingdom
Lukasz Tomkiewicz
CEO, Arrinera Racing LTD
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

United Ideas provided thorough and reasonably priced services that adhered to the fast-paced timeline. The final product had compelling designs and several cutting-edge performance capabilities. The team was excellent communicators and amenable to feedback.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m the CEO of Arrinera Technology and a co-founder of Arrinera Racing Ltd, a supercar manufacturer in the high-end automotive market.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

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

We needed help with developing a mobile app.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted to enable our customers to control certain vehicle features and functions through an iOS and Android app.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

United Ideas reached out to my company offering their mobile development services.

Describe the project in detail.

The United Ideas team held preliminary interviews and acquainted themselves with our company before they started writing code. We outlined the blueprint process and our goals. From there, United Ideas began developing our car multimedia system. They executed a complex development and creation pipeline. The team designed the UX/UI and collaborated on QA. 

The app controls the car's power and locks. It can also check tire pressure and locate the vehicle. The app also provides real-time analytics.

What was the team composition?

We interfaced with a project manager, a UI designer, and a QA engineer. We occasionally worked with a team of four Ruby on Rails developers.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The completed iOS and Android apps were different from our preliminary product specifications. United Ideas had strategically narrowed the scope of the project to address user impact and lean development.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

The project was well-planned and the project manager was responsive. United Ideas was thorough in gathering information and understanding the project objectives. The vendor organized the project into two-week sprints based on an Agile methodology. They performed sprints as scheduled and provided daily project updates. The team also held bi-weekly webinars to discuss progress and set updated goals for upcoming sprints. The developers were particularly proactive and regularly sought our feedback, in turn proposing suggestions and solutions.  

What did you find most impressive about this company?

United Ideas maintained a deep understanding of the mobile app development process. Although their team was small, it comprised talented and accommodating developers. They provided exceptional service and ensured our satisfaction with the work. 

Are there any areas for improvement?

I don’t know what they could have done better. All projects have technical challenges and roadblocks. We did not have any significant delays or setbacks. They are a little more expensive than other companies, but the quality of the final product offset the cost.

5.0
Overall Score United Ideas is one of the best partners I’ve worked with in my career.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They always met deadlines.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    The price was reasonable for the service.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They always provided high-quality deliverables.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    If I hear that somebody wants to build an app, I plan to recommend United Ideas.

iOS App Dev for Photography Platform

"United Ideas was highly responsive… They came up with solutions to our challenges as we needed them."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Feb. - July 2015
Project summary: 

United Ideas built a native iOS application for a photo-sharing platform. Key features include basic image editing, location tagging, social media-style tags and comments, user profiles, and private messaging. 

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Białystok, Poland
Pawel Kadysz
CEO, tookapic sp. z o.o.
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The app led to a fourfold boost to the rate of user growth; now 10,000 users have uploaded 700,000 photos to the platform. United Ideas delivered a top-notch app quickly and at excellent value. Near-daily updates, quick response times, and a knack for problem-solving made for a smooth workflow.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m the founder of tookapic sp. z o.o. We provide a photo sharing platform that encourages users to develop a habit of daily photo journaling.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

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

We brought in United Ideas to develop an iOS application.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted to provide a mobile version of our platform. It would streamline the user experience of taking and uploading an image to the platform.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

A mutual colleague who’d worked with United Ideas and was pleased with their quality of work and customer support introduced Lukasz (CEO, United Ideas) to us. Our first call convinced us that they were the right fit for our needs. They took over where our previous developer left off.

Describe the project in detail.

I’m a product designer myself, so I came up with my wireframes and mockups. United Ideas then built a native iOS app based on what I prepared. Key features include simple image editing, location tagging, private messaging, comment sections, discussion areas, @mentions, tags, push notifications, and user profiles.

What was the team composition?

I worked largely with Lukasz; he, in turn, coordinated a larger team of developers

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Since the app’s launch, our userbase growth rate has increased fourfold. Over 10,000 users have joined the platform and uploaded over 700,000 photos. 90% of users who complete a challenge start another the next day, showing clear retention. United Ideas created an app that met all technical requirements and received a positive response from users and recognition from the broader tech community.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

The project ran smoothly from start to finish. United Ideas was highly responsive and receptive to ideas and feedback. They came up with solutions to our challenges as we needed them. We communicated almost daily.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

United Ideas successfully took over from a previous developer’s work and delivered a high-quality product on time. 

Are there any areas for improvement?

I can’t think of anything. Everything went as I expected. United Ideas is an excellent vendor for any startup founder who wants to work directly with developers.

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

Backend Dev for Cloud-Sharing Solution

"They were able to marshal talented resources to tackle any new needs that arose." 

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Jan. 2014 - Mar. 2015
Project summary: 

United Ideas developed the backend of a cloud-sharing solution comprised of a web, Android, and iOS app. They were responsible for developing, testing, and deploying all requested features.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Warsaw, Poland
Slawomir Zak
Technical Co-Founder, Billin
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Thorough and hard-working, United Ideas delivered the backend under budget and ahead of schedule. They displayed impressive adaptability in modifying established processes to work with a new project management tool. Customers can expect a communicative, nimble, and responsive partner.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m the technical co-founder of Billin, a subscription sales support solution. At the time of our cooperation, I worked as a project manager helping a client build a storage platform similar to Dropbox.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

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

We were charged with delivering a cloud-based storage and file-sharing platform. The project was so large that we weren’t equipped to handle its backend and mobile support aspects entirely in-house. Therefore, we reached out to United Ideas.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted users to be able to download a mobile app on their preferred device, create an account, and start sharing content within minutes. Changes from one device would automatically sync across all your devices.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

A previous partner recommended them to us based on familiarity with their work. We put them through a vetting process along with several other possible vendors. I found United Ideas to be incredibly responsive and warm from the very beginning. We connected in those initial conversations and they understood what we were trying to accomplish.

Describe the project in detail.

While United Ideas wasn’t involved in design, they provided developers who coded, tested, and implemented all requested features. We brought them on late in the game but they helped us get back on track. The application was built for iOS, Android, and web, and they worked on everything simultaneously, finishing the whole backend in less than six months.

What was the team composition?

I mostly worked with their tech lead, who managed the team very well, but I also interacted with higher-level employees when necessary. The size of their team varied during the development process. At any given time, there were around four developers assigned to our project.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The results were absolutely outstanding, and they were incredibly detailed with their process. They delivered their work 15% under budget and a week ahead of schedule. Unfortunately, our client couldn't support the platform, and we ended up having to shut it down, but that had nothing to do with United Ideas’ quality of work. We were delighted with their deliverables and the time it took for them to complete the project.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

Things were fluid and flexible with us. They had project management tools they wanted to use initially, but we were already using our own tools, so they adapted. This greatly contributed to our success. We communicated via email and Slack, and they were highly responsive, even though they were working remotely. Daily collaboration helped us create and finish development tasks in record time. Their meticulous process ensured nothing was lost in translation, even though we brought them on with two minutes left in the fourth quarter.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

They were able to marshal talented resources to tackle any new needs that arose. Our in-house developers loved working with them.

Are there any areas for improvement?

The project manager should communicate daily with the team leader so they won’t be surprised by any questions. If we say something is wrong, they should be aware of its potential issues.

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

iOS & Android Development for Children's Story App

“They’re invested in their clients and work; it goes beyond just a paycheck.”

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Apr. - June 2015
Project summary: 

United Ideas developed an iOS/Android e-learning game for children that featured five stories. The app had a built-in payment option, a multilingual system, and high-quality animations and illustrations.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Warsaw, Poland
Lukasz Sojka
Founder, ATOTA
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The app functioned well and earned thousands of downloads. United Ideas leveraged their deep technical experience to make the process as smooth as possible. They had a customer-oriented attitude and were committed to producing exceptional deliverables, which made them an ideal partner.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m the founder of mobile e-learning game called Lib4Kid. It’s a digital library with animated stories for kids.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

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

We had an idea of what we wanted but needed a company with expertise in app development to build it. I was looking for a team that could put this app together within a reasonable timeframe and budget.

What were your goals for this project?

The biggest challenge was the target group; although we're designing a digital product for kids, it’s the parents who decide if the app is appropriate to download. The ultimate goal was to provide the app to parents who will, in turn, allow their kids to play with it and learn at the same time. We focused on simplicity, intuitiveness, and aesthetics.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

I’d already worked with them while at a previous company and had a great experience. Once I had the idea for my current project in mind, I reached out to them. They'd already done a couple of mobile games before, so it made the choice even easier.

Describe the project in detail.

They helped us design and build a user-friendly application for iOS and Android. Using our brief, they put together a proposal. There was a lot missing, so they filled in the pieces and did most of the design work. Then, they did all of the functional and development work, from getting things started to pushing the app out live. Key features included a payment system, a multilingual system, a media library, and animations. During development, they used React Native to reduce costs.

What was the team composition?

I worked directly with Lukasz (CEO, United Ideas), so there was no need to touch a base with the rest of the team on daily basis. He assigned a designer to craft high-quality illustrations for each story. There were also Android and iOS developers.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We created five mini-series of the game. Unfortunately, despite thousands of downloads, the app didn’t generate the expected revenue, so we still have to decide if we want to continue or kill the project. Naturally, I can’t blame United Ideas for such circumstances. If we decide to continue development they will be first to know it.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

Although we used them as a partner, they took total responsibility for everything, including project management. They were pretty good and on top of things. We only spent a relatively small sum to complete the app—however, most of the time I felt like their biggest client because I was working directly with their founder. That goes to show the level of customer experience they provide.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

They’re invested in their clients and work; it goes beyond just a paycheck. For example, their business understanding helped save a lot of money and time. In order to reduce our risks, Lukasz took advantage of every technical option to test our idea at a very early stage.

Likewise, the whole team worked hard to provide a high-quality product. I couldn’t have appreciated this more; if they hadn't, we would've spent far more resources to get the same level of work.

Are there any areas for improvement?

We ran into some issues with the quality of the audio originally, but the team worked diligently to resolve that. There were also a couple of little things that were slightly cumbersome, but this is to be expected when working with any agency that isn't just down the street from you.

5.0
Overall Score They did a great job. They have a lot of experience to share regarding mobile app development.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They were able to begin the initial sprint within a week of accepting the statement of work.
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They perfectly balanced high quality work with an affordable price.
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    The app hasn't crashed, and everything has been working smoothly.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I have already referred a company to them for a website redesign.

Web Platform Dev for Window Manufacturer

"They try to be as accessible, helpful, and involved as possible."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
June 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

United Ideas built a web platform that displayed locations and inventories. They handled UI/UX design, graphic design, development, and technical support after launch. 

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Warsaw, Poland
Katarzyna Binkiewicz
Marketing, VELUX Polska
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The platform has enabled internal staff to accurately chart sales while equipping distributors to attract customers and boost sales. United Ideas communicates clearly and presents thoughtful, actionable suggestions. Their dedicated, engaged approach is key their repeated success. 

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I'm the marketing coordinator at the largest producer and exporter of roof windows in Poland. It's essential that we develop innovative technological solutions. Our brand is one of the strongest in the construction industry, and has actively promoted modern, energy-saving construction for many years. I value flexibility and agility, and expect third-party providers to meet deadlines.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

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

We do not have a physical sales force. We only sell our products through an extensive network of distributors. This is a massive challenge since it limits our control over sales results. We're always looking to capitalize on our established brand and facilitate purchases. We needed to develop a web application for our distributors, since our prior tool didn't meet our expectations. 

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted to create a web application that allowed customers to find a nearby distributor and view an accurate inventory. The application offers a map with all our recommended distributors. Each one has a business card with information about their in-store inventory and hours.

We focused on UX design because the one we had at the time was very unintuitive and outdated. We also wanted to have a very extensive administrative panel that would allow us to make changes daily and adapted to the specifics of our industry.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

I got an email from the CEO of United Ideas, who offered programming support and consultancy. Their timing was great, since we weren't completely satisfied with our prior IT provider.  We met to learn about their approach and develop a vision; then they prepared preliminary mockups and a cost estimate. The price was more competitive than our previous partner, but their work approach and the impression they left were the main factors in our cooperation. Their biggest advantage was that they were a local partner with a strong IT background.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

United Ideas provided everything, from consultancy, to design and development, to support after publication. They prepared a user-friendly, useful tool that contained all the options we wanted. They also designed modern graphics that matched our standards. During development, they showed us how to operate the admin panel. They still implement changes, handle specific functions, and spend a lot of time improving our application.

What was the team composition?

They created a dedicated team for us. We met each member in person. We had a UX designer, a developer, a project manager, and a QA analyst.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The new application allowed us to manage our distribution network more efficiently. Thanks to its scoring algorithm, we can actively distinguish the most involved distributors and influence the underperformers. The application gives value to distributors by creating an environment where partners compete to rank higher. Thanks to the filtering feature, they can also attract customers interested in particular inventory. This results in high-quality customers visiting our offline stores. It's so beneficial that distributors can actively promote our products and increase our sales.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

We've been satisfied with their project management at every stage. We like their professionalism and initiative. They don't react impulsively to our proposals, but keep us informed of their progress and actively present ideas based on our experience. United Ideas organized the project well, created graphics quickly, and began programming just as promptly. When we call or write, we get prompt answers. We're delighted with their communication, their commitment, and the availability of our project manager. 

What did you find most impressive about this company?

United Ideas stayed engaged into the last days of the project. Even after delivering the final product, they implemented our minor requests for many weeks. We appreciated working with the same people, even though they already had another project. I’m happy to say that we will extend our cooperation and start another project soon.

They try to be as accessible, helpful, and involved as possible. They act as consultants who aren't afraid to disagree with us, suggest a better solution, or challenge our ideas with their experience. They're actively interested in whether everything works as it should, whether we have questions, or whether we want to work on other functionalities. We like this approach very much. 

Are there any areas for improvement?

United Ideas has a startup spirit that is great for their industry. They are funny, flexible, and informal. However, companies like us follow specific, complicated corporate procedures that lengthen the decision processes. To cooperate with enterprises like ours, they should approach conversations, meetings, and presentations formally. I enjoy this cooperation and strongly recommend that they maintain a high level of customer service.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I strongly recommend United Ideas as a business partner.

Platform Design and Dev for Clothing Charity

"...we built a solid partnership. I would recommend them to anyone considering a similar project." 

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
Sept. 2019 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

United Ideas developed a web platform MVP using Ruby on Rails. They’ve implemented admin panels, 3rd-party integrations, and email automation. Currently, they’re focused on improving the solution’s UX.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Warsaw, Poland
Mariusz Stryżko
CEO, Ubrania do oddania
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The platform has played a vital role in business processes, soliciting countless clothing donations and driving a significant number of fundraising campaigns. United Ideas provides consistent communication and frequent opportunities to exchange feedback. Customers can expect on-time deliveries.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m the CEO of Ubrania do oddania, a venture capital-backed fundraising platform that connects charity organizations with people willing to help. We allow ordinary people to donate clothing.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

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

We needed a technology provider to develop our idea into a web platform. Design was one of our main requirements.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted to develop an MVP as soon as possible to validate our idea and have a POC to show investors.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

Initially, I hired a digital agency that subcontracted to United Ideas to deliver the platform in a couple of months. After that first version was done, I decided to continue cooperating directly with United Ideas. They already knew our technology stack and had an agile team in place. After meeting with them, we decided to give it a shot.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

United Ideas continued handling the full scope of the project. They’re currently developing and designing the whole platform. This entails working with admin panels, servers, data science, analytics, email automation, and 3rd-party integrations. They built our backend with Ruby on Rails.

What was the team composition?

We’re working with a team made up of a designer, two Ruby on Rails developers, a project manager, and another developer. I mostly interact with the project manager, but I’m free to contact the developers directly.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We received the first version after a few months and quickly saw users and revenue start coming in. After receiving promising feedback from the community, we decided to continue developing the platform. As of today, we’ve collected almost 50 tons of clothing. Throughout 2018, we established countless partnerships with other charity organizations and ran nearly 200 separate fundraising campaigns. The market has reacted tremendously. We’re now focused on scaling our system and database and improving our UX.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

I’m in constant contact with the project manager, who handles any problems, submits deliverables, and answers questions. We schedule our work in a series of two-weeks sprints. After each one, we conduct a meeting to trade feedback. Other than that, we’ve conducted a lot of ad-hoc communication regarding ongoing needs or requests. On the few occasions things slipped away or deadlines had to be moved, they kept me informed and did their best to make up lost time.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Their ability to deliver sprints stands out. Their developers worked through the night several times, and I appreciate that commitment. 2018 was an eventful year, but we built a solid partnership. I would recommend them to anyone considering a similar project.

Are there any areas for improvement?

Some code needs to be optimized in parts of the admin panel because reports can experience long loading times. There’ve also been a few crashes, which need to be fixed before we grow our user base. Otherwise, we’ll be incapable of managing our processes effectively.

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 Prototype for Consumer Bank

"They’re the most proactive provider we’ve engaged with for this work."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Apr. - June 2017
Project summary: 

United Ideas prototyped a mobile app based on qualitative user research. Other services included recommendations on infrastructure and UX. The solution has since launched.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Warsaw, Poland
Laura Matwiejczyk
Research Projects Coordinator, OMD
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The team’s thorough prototyping moved the project toward the realization of a solution. Customers should expect a partner capable of adapting thorough research into a useful mobile prototype. Other team strengths include time management and client relations.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I worked as a consultant for the strategy and operations team at PwC. We worked with financial sector firms.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

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

We conducted a feasibility study for a major consumer finance bank, and they wanted to know how a mobile app would affect sales for their leasing and car loan service program. We contracted with United Ideas for outside expertise.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted a prototype solution for car dealers that would allow their clients to apply for a car loan with a real-time credit decision.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

The head of our department chose them, I believe following an introduction by a former employee of United Ideas who had come to work for PwC.

Describe the project in detail.

They studied qualitative user research, then delivered an app prototype with recommendations on technical requirements, infrastructure, app specification, and UX design.

What was the team composition?

I worked with Lukasz (CEO, United Ideas), a product designer, a project manager, and the developer team.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Their successful prototype worked as intended and met all requirements. Our client was pleased, and I believe they implemented their solution based on the research and prototypes that United Ideas provided.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

They acted as a research team and aligned well with our project management principles and tools.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

They’re the most proactive provider we’ve engaged with for this work. We invited them to meet with our client, and they proved their worth, providing valuable insights and technical expertise.

Are there any areas for improvement?

No, we’re completely satisfied.

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