One Stop Software Company for Startups & SMEs

Vakoms is a software development company from Ukraine, operating in the IT market since 2010. We have a portfolio of more than 250 of successfully completed projects.

Our competencies:

  • Web (websites, web apps, APIs, Big Data, Cloud)
  • Mobile applications (iOS, Android, hybrid)
  • 3D, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality
  • Embedded systems, Internet of Things
  • Desktop applications (Windows, macOS, Linux, cross-platform)
  • UX / UI

Vakoms is chosen among variety of Eastern European software development companies by many startups because of individual approach and superior quality-to-price ratio. Keeping in mind that every business is unique, we offer different models of cooperation. We can either organically integrate into your team at any stage, or become your devoted partner developing a product from scratch.

 
$5,000+
 
$25 - $49 / hr
 
50 - 249
 Founded
2010
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Lviv, Ukraine
headquarters
  • Vakoms
    93b Pasichna Street
    Lviv 79032
    Ukraine
    +380322417234
other locations
  • Vakoms
    35 Ivor Place, Lower Ground
    London NW1 6EA
    United Kingdom
    +380322417234

Focus

Service lines
  • Web development
  • IoT development
  • AR/VR development
Client focus
  • Small business (<$10M)
  • Midmarket ($10M - $1B)
  • Enterprise (>$1B)
Industry focus
  • Business services
  • Consumer products & services
  • Health care & life sciences
Mobile platforms
Mobile focus
Frameworks and CMS
Programming & scripting
Application platform
BI & big data focus
BI & big data solutions

Reviews

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Web and Mobile Development for Sports Streaming Service

"We've generally been happy with the quality of code and with the knowledge of Vakoms' developers."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Dec. 2014 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

The client is a startup live streaming sports company based out of New York City. They wanted to go to market quickly and contracted Vakoms for work on their web and mobile development, including both Android and iOS applications. Vakoms built a custom content management system for them.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 employees
 
New York City, NY
Co-Founder, Sports Streaming Service
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The client stated that they were happy with the quality of Vakoms' coding and with their developers. Vakoms was praised for their willingness to work extra hours and their affordable pricing. Overall, they are recommended to potential buyers.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

We provide live streams for sports. We started two and a half years ago. I am a co-founder of the company. I was the chief technology officer when we began working with Vakoms, but I've moved on to product management.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Vakoms?

We had difficulty hiring enough developers in the US market in order to ramp up quickly. We were trying to go to market within a short timeframe, so we needed a partner to help us.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We initially worked with Vakoms on our web, Android, and iOS applications. We built a custom content management system for the apps. The front-end of the web app was built using AngularJS.

How did you come to work with Vakoms?

We've worked with a number of companies since our beginning. Many of them were found through Elance and oDesk. We went through a quick interview process and obtained sample code, ultimately giving everyone a trial run of 2 weeks. Vakoms ended up sticking with us.

How much have you invested with Vakoms?

The total cost was north of $100,000 for the first year.

What is the status of this engagement?

We have been working with Vakoms since 2014.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any evidence that would demonstrate the productivity, quality of work, or the impact of the engagement?

I don't have any quantitative metrics at the moment. There have been some communication issues because of our remote collaboration, but we've generally been happy with the quality of code and with the knowledge of Vakoms' developers.

How did Vakoms perform from a project management standpoint?

Vakoms is embedded with the rest of our engineering organization. We see them as a team member, instead of packaging tasks to them.

What did you find most impressive about Vakoms?

Vakoms was able to source affordable candidates at a very affordable cost, ramping them quickly when we needed it and for the technology that we required.

Are there any areas Vakoms could improve?

We were initially working with a project manager from Vakoms' side. There were many issues with this approach, so we decided to fully embed their team, having the project managed internally. Vakoms' development was always good quality.

4.5
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Vakoms has always worked extra hours in order to meet our deadlines and long schedules.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Vakoms is one of the most affordable options for this quality.
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Many times, mostly because of the time difference, what was being built was not what we were expecting. There were some gaps in terms of cultural and business knowledge.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Application Development for Photographic Software Firm

"Vakoms has been responsive to our needs and followed our communication and documentation protocols."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
2013 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

The client had various technical needs and wanted to supplement their in-house developers. Vakoms was initially hired to build Mac OS desktop apps for the client, but also did front-end and backend work.

The Reviewer
 
2-10 employees
 
Seattle, Washington
Operations Director, Photography Software Firm
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The client is satisfied with the quality of Vakoms' development. The client stated that they have been responsive throughout the relationship, and was good at following documentation and communication protocols. Overall, Vakoms is highly recommended to buyers.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

We're a small software company building tools for photographers. I am the operations director.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Vakoms?

We had some in-house tech leads, but we needed to grow our team with additional developers and QA [quality assurance] engineers in order to develop faster.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We've had many different needs over the course of our 3-year collaboration. Vakoms has been very flexible, offering multiple skill sets in-house. We've been able to add and subtract people from our team on an as-needed basis.

We initially worked on native Mac OS desktop apps. Vakoms has also done front-end and backend work for us. In recent years, we've been working a lot with the Windows PC platform.

How did you come to work with Vakoms?

We made a post on Upwork (which was called Elance at the time). Vakoms was one of the companies that applied, so we interviewed them. Before this, we'd gone through many single freelancers and smaller companies, which was a challenge. The level of skills and knowledge always varied. What's nice about Vakoms is that they have a selection of developers. If we weren't satisfied with someone's performance or needed a more advanced skillset, it was very easy to ask them for it. This has helped us adapt to market conditions and to our development needs.

How much have you invested with Vakoms?

The cost of Vakoms' services has been over $200,000 per year.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with Vakoms 3 years ago, and have an ongoing relationship.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any evidence that would demonstrate the productivity, quality of work, or the impact of the engagement?

We have been working with Vakoms for a number of years, so we're obviously satisfied with their performance. One thing to note is that we have an internal tech and QA teams, which Vakoms has supplemented. As far as quality goes, Vakoms is on par with the market.

We don't measure ticket return rates or anything of that sort, but overall, we are happy with Vakoms.

How did Vakoms perform from a project management standpoint?

Our company has high standards; we make sure that we are releasing high-quality products. Vakoms has been responsive to our needs and followed our communication and documentation protocols.

What did you find most impressive about Vakoms?

There are many development companies, all offering essentially the same thing, so the choice boils down to factors of culture. Vakoms' team listens to us, and they're good to work with. Anytime we have a special need or request, they will be accommodating. Their transparent and honest personalities are Vakoms' biggest asset. We have high confidence in them as a business partner.

Are there any areas Vakoms could improve?

I can't cite anything major. Mistakes will happen, but Vakoms is good at listening and adjusting the course.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    This is an area for improvement. Vakoms should have communicated delays earlier than they did on some occasions. Like all developers, they're optimistic in scheduling.
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Vakoms deserves a 5 compared to US standards, but a 4 compared to their own region. They're still cheaper than some bigger companies there.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Vakoms always lived up to our expectations.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    We've already recommended Vakoms to others.

Mobile App Development for Health Platform

"Vakoms has highly talented engineers who are motivated to do good work. I was able to see this with every resource we've used."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
2013 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

The client was looking for development resources to help build their health platform. Vakoms was responsible for helping build the client's iOS and Android mobile application.

The Reviewer
 
2-10 employees
 
Tel Aviv, Israel
Shlomi Aflalo
CEO, HelpAround
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The client praised the talent of Vakoms' engineers, and was impressed by their prompt communication and fair pricing. Vakoms is recommended to others based on their ability to understand the client's needs.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

Our platform helps pharma and insurance companies reach certain goals. We have identified a gap in the interaction process with customers, from leads to actual patients, and have created a platform which can act as a community basis for people suffering from the same chronic ailments, using the same doctors or therapies, and so on. We allow companies to tailor how they target people through content, reaching out to them exactly when they need that kind of help or resource. We started out with a consumer-facing app for people with diabetes.

I am the chief executive officer and a co-founder of the company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Vakoms?

We needed fast and good-quality development, for a limited budget. We weren't looking for a turnkey collaboration, but rather for a team which could work with us for a long time and understand our company's needs. We wanted to improve the platform as we grew. Things can change with startups, and we may come to realize that our current solution isn't what we need.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We started our work with Vakoms using one iOS developer. I was in charge of the server-side code and worked with him on implementing the app according to our architecture designs. In time, we increased our team size up to 3 iOS engineers, plus Android and server resources.

How did you come to work with Vakoms?

I was looking for a long-time partner and built my own selection process. We allocated a portion of the budget just to finding and testing developers. I found Vakoms on either Elance or oDesk and gave them a small project which could be done in 2-3 hours. I also looked up the profiles of the people assigned to our project. Vakoms is based in Ukraine, while we're in Israel, so being in our time zone was a big plus. Good English communication was also important. We have looked at other companies in Ukraine, India, and Romania, but the communication with Vakoms was the most fluent. They answered my questions promptly, the price was right, and I had a good conversation with Vakoms' founder.

How much have you invested with Provectus?

The cost of Vakoms' services has been between $200,000 and $250,000 over the course of our collaboration.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with Vakoms in 2013, and have an ongoing relationship.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any evidence that would demonstrate the productivity, quality of work, or the impact of the engagement?

I don’t have any specific numbers I can give at this time.

What did you find most impressive about Vakoms?

Vakoms stood out through the experience provided by their employees. Vakoms has highly talented engineers who are motivated to do good work. I was able to see this with every resource we've used.

Are there any areas Vakoms could improve?

When we started working with Vakoms, we came to some scheduling issues with the resources we were using. We had a certain roadmap, which was set off when someone in their team became unavailable for a month. I talked about this with Vakoms' principal, who was able to find a system which works for us.

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