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

 

 
$10,000+
 
$50 - $99 / hr
 
50 - 249
 Founded
2010
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Warsaw, Poland
headquarters

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
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.

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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.

The client submitted this review online.

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.

The client submitted this review online.

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.

The client submitted this review online.

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. 

The client submitted this review online.

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.

The client submitted this review online.

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.

The client submitted this review online.

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

Development for Software Consultancy

"Their team delivered creative and high-quality solutions for clients rapidly and on time."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
June 2015 - Dec. 2017
Project summary: 

United Ideas acted as a development partner for several projects. The team provided web development services and built iOS and Android applications. They also assisted with pitching businesses.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
United Kingdom
Eddie Vassallo
CEO, Entropy
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

United Ideas delivered exceptional work in a timely manner. Their communicative nature and brilliant coding spurred continued engagement. They are skilled developers that work rapidly and efficiently. Expect a dedicated team of hard workers that can balance multiple projects at once.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the CEO of Entropy, a UK based software and app development company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with United Ideas?

We hired United Ideas because we needed a creative and technical development team outside of the UK.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We worked with United Ideas for several years as a development partner to help deliver many solutions for our clients. Their team assisted with a number of new application projects for our clients. They’ve created mobile applications and some web development projects.

When we had a business development opportunity, their team aided with pitching, creating demos and background information to help us win accounts.

With one project for a major UK client, they developed a variety of Android and iOS applications and integrated them with our CMS.

What is the team composition?

We had a dedicated project manager for each project, along with an iOS developer and Android developer.

How did you come to work with United Ideas?

Three or four years ago, I went to Poland to meet with potential partners. We had a lengthy selection process, and United Ideas came out on top. After meeting with Lukasz (CEO, United Ideas) and his team, I was impressed with their capabilities and portfolio.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent €50,000 (approximately $56,761 USD).

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked with United Ideas from June 2015–December 2017.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

I’m pleased with United Ideas’ work. Their team delivered creative and high-quality solutions for clients rapidly and on time. Their code quality was exceptional, and there were minimal bug issues and rewrites needed. We plan on working with United Ideas in the future.

How did United Ideas perform from a project management standpoint?

Working with United Ideas was easy. They always provided a dedicated project manager that communicated clearly. We were updated regularly on the progress of any active projects. We used Jira and Basecamp and had weekly meetings. Their team was extremely responsive.

What did you find most impressive about them?

I was impressed with United Ideas’ quality of work and communication.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, I was happy with United Ideas.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

I would advise having your own project manager, along with their assigned one, to coordinate with their development team.

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

Website Overhaul for Polish Law Firm

"The team completed the project with enthusiasm and made us confident in the results."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Oct. - Dec. 2018
Project summary: 

United Ideas redesigned a website to increase conversions. The team used mock-ups to plan the overhaul, which included informational and contact features.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Krakow, Poland
Marcin Pilch
Founding Partner, Aviso Law Office
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The sleek designed generated new business. United Ideas completed the project on time and within budget. Throughout the engagement, the communicated clearly and demonstrated a high level of discipline.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I founded Aviso, a law firm that focuses on B2B clients in the real estate industry.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

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

United Ideas needed to redesign our website.

What were your goals for this project?

Our previous site didn’t convert traffic into sales. We wanted to increase conversions and create a CMS that would build clients’ trust in our site’s valuable information.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

I met their CEO during a marketing conference. An acquaintance then recommended United Ideas for their quality service and offerings. We hired them because they could deliver the site within budget and in a matter of weeks.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

They prepared low-fi mock-ups and designed the final version. The team then implemented the overhaul. The site enables users to prepare a brief and request contact.

What was the team composition?

I interacted with the project manager daily. They had two developers working behind the scenes.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

More new customers have contacted us as a result of the website’s modern look. Users can learn about our services online with ease.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

We had weekly video conferences to discuss progress and results. The team shared updates via Trello.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

The team explained each step of the project and executed it with a high level of discipline and professionalism. They provided full documentation, so we know what we paid for. The team also provided post-launch support, which extended the initial scope.

Are there any areas for improvement?

We have no issues with the team’s performance or deliverables.

5.0
Overall Score I liked their process and was satisfied with the website.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They were always on time, using text and Google Calendar to confirm meetings.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They stuck to the budget.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    The on-time deliveries complied with all requirements. The team completed the project with enthusiasm and made us confident in the results.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I've already referred them.

Code Refactor & Redesign for File Sharing Solution

"They are one of the best partners we've ever had."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
July - Dec. 2018
Project summary: 

United Ideas updated an application for web, mobile, and desktop. They rewrote the code and supplemented internal design resources. The team assisted with rebranding and maintaining the customer journey.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Poland
Head of Growth, Filing Sharing Solution
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The app received positive user feedback during testing, and similar results are likely post-launch. Throughout the partnership, United Ideas accommodated the time difference and provided valuable advice. The team’s strengths included dedicated and a cooperative attitude.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m the head of growth at a company that enables users to share images and files. Most of our B2B clients are customer support departments.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

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

The app was written four years ago and the outdated technology was the main barrier to further development. Eventually, we had to rewrite the entire code. That process would have been messy and difficult to scale, while simultaneously reacting to user feedback. We needed to simplify the solution to streamline operations for how we captured user data. Consequently, we hired United Ideas to improve the design and optimize the code.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted United Ideas to rewrite the app from scratch—for desktop, mobile, and web platforms—within six months. We needed the team to handle the process because we didn’t have the in-house resources for support and maintaining the user experience.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We needed to find a team who could understand our products, audience, security needs, and had experience in product design and UX. One of our investors recommended United Ideas. We spoke with the CEO and the team provided an initial cost estimate immediately. We then ran a couple of calls with the team to make sure both sides were on the same page. We spent long hours discussing optimal solutions. They made a good impression, and we started working together.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

They prepared wireframes and consulted our ideas for the technology stack. The team created the product design and then supported the implementation. They were responsible for rebranding and ensuring the customer journey ran smoothly. During the implementation phase, they onboarded three full-time developers to support our in-house team with rewriting the code.

What was the team composition?

We interacted with the designer on a daily basis. They were an intermediary between our team and the developers.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We are nearly finished, and won’t see results for another few months. We have received enthusiastic feedback from the group of control users. Based on work completed, we expect a positive difference in the customer user journey.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

We primarily handled project management, as well as the design side. We used a scrum master and worked in sprints. The time difference did not cause any problems. During the project’s later phases, we used United Ideas as an extension of our team; they felt like part of the company as a result. We communicated via Jira, Slack, and Confluence.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

A prior bad experience with outsourcing made us skeptical about hiring United Ideas. However, their valuable guidance, dedication, and cooperative approach made us satisfied with our choice to hire them. They were invested in our vision and understood our team’s limitations; United Ideas was also disciplined, delivering everything on time and within budget. The quality of their work was excellent.

Are there any areas for improvement?

During the early stages, we had a few issues with one of their developers. We reported our concerns to the account manager and they replaced the resource in no time. We appreciated their flexibility in such a situation.

5.0
Overall Score We would totally recommend them.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    We got rid of all our problems with old infrastructure, and that was the most important goal for us.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    They are one of the best partners we've ever had. I totally recommend them for everyone. Whenever we need some help, we'll choose them.

Mobile App Dev for Advertising Agency

"The team dedicated themselves to producing the best possible app despite tight deadlines and tremendous pressure."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Aug. 2016 - Jan. 2017
Project summary: 

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

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Warsaw, Poland
Magdalena Drozdowska
Former Deputy Creative Director, DDB Warsaw
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The MVP is complete, letting marketing and crowdfunding campaigns begin. United Ideas delivered high-quality products on time and at great value, leading to more work for their team. They gave frequent progress updates in layperson terms and met complex challenges with ease and honesty.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am the former deputy creative director of DDB Warsaw, a global marketing agency branch based in Poland.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

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

We engaged United Ideas as a partner for a corporate social responsibility (CSR) project. We wanted to develop a mobile application that helps visually-impaired and partially-sighted people watch movies.

What were your goals for this project?

The mobile app had to work in conjunction with a hardware piece to allow users to experience a movie. We had high standards for its quality and accessibility.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

One of our creative directors worked with them on another app for a major fast food restaurant chain and had a great experience. We ruled out other local firms in favor of United Ideas because they worked with hardware products—a rarity among IT companies—and offered an excellent team.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

The project had advanced technology requirements from start to finish. Our teams first took the time to complete extensive research. We used algorithms to learn and listen to movies. We developed ways to identify individual movie fragments and to synchronize a soundtrack with the action happening on screen. We also had to create dedicated hardware that would allow the audio description tool to work without Internet or phone access.

United Ideas then designed and developed the iOS and Android customer-facing apps from scratch. They proposed detailed development strategies that included explanations of the processes they would use. Once we acquired the estimate for the scope of work planned, their design team delivered wireframes within a week. We gave them our approval, and the designers and developers produced the apps.

What was the team composition?

We worked with a scrum master, a data scientist, a Python developer, a few iOS and Android developers, a hardware designer, and QA testers.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

United Ideas delivered an MVP of our product, allowing us to start marketing and crowdfunding campaigns. They implemented every requirement in our scope, including a few unique features. The critical development phase is complete, but additional funding will help us improve the app further. We look forward to launching the app to market soon.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

United Ideas provided me with a project manager who kept me informed about each process and explained technical language in layperson terms. We communicated via Zoom, chat, and email. The United Ideas team completed work in Agile using two-week SCRUM sprints. They met nearly every deadline and always gave advanced notice when an issue arose that would cause delays.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

The team dedicated themselves to producing the best possible app despite tight deadlines and tremendous pressure. At every stage of the project, they provided fact-based and structured updates written in layperson terms that I could understand. United Ideas also did an excellent job delivering on large-scale R&D requirements.

Are there any areas for improvement?

No, we were highly satisfied with their work and engaged them for more projects after this app was completed. United Ideas tackled nearly every project we could throw at them. They were also upfront about anticipated costs and potential challenges and issues that might arise in the project, which I appreciated.

5.0
Overall Score We’ve had nothing but excellent experiences with the United Ideas team.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They were highly responsive. They completed work in sprints, which we found effective.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They charged reasonable and approachable rates and delivered excellent value.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    United Ideas delivered high-quality work and paid particular attention to details.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I highly recommend their services.