One-Stop Software Company for Startups & SMEs

Vakoms is a custom software development company with the office in London and R&D center in Lviv (Ukraine), operating in the IT market since 2010.

We offer a full range of solutions and services, starting from IT consulting and finishing with product development from the ground up.

Product development solutions

  • Full cycle product development
  • Prototyping and MVP development
  • IT consulting
  • Software audit

Software development services

  • Web: websites, web apps, APIs, Big Data and cloud solutions
  • Mobile: native and cross-platform apps for iOS and Android
  • VR / AR: Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Mixed Reality apps
  • 3D solutions: 3D modeling, 360° video, 3D visualization, virtual 3D tours
  • Internet of Things (home automation) 
  • Blockchain, smart contracts, cryptocurrencies
  • Desktop: native and cross-platform apps for Windows, macOS, Linux
  • UX / UI design
  • Quality assurance

Key technologies
Java, Python, Golang, C/C++, Django, PHP, JavaScript, TypeScript, AngularJS, ReactJS, Node.js, Qt, Swift, Objective-C, MongoDB, PostGRE, Unity3D.

Customers
Our clients range from promising startups to enterprises of all sizes based in the US and EU, Canada and UK, as well as Israel, Hong Kong, Australia, and others. 

Vakoms’ developments are represented in a bunch of domains. Among them: sport and fitness, healthcare and medicine, home automation, e-commerce, e-learning, marketing, multimedia, construction, real estate, interior, travel and leisure, etc.

Build your product, refine the business with Vakoms, your reliable IT partner!

 
$5,000+
 
$25 - $49 / hr
 
50 - 249
 Founded
2010
Vakoms
93B Pasichna Street
Lviv 79032
Ukraine
Vakoms
3 Gower Street
London WC1E 6HA
United Kingdom

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Web Platform for Corporate Wellness Organization

“The team was highly motivated and appreciated us as a customer.”

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Oct. 2017 - July 2018
Project summary: 

Vakoms designed, developed, and launched a website platform using Angular and Django. Their team assisted with UX/UI development and implement new ideas and methods for improvement.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
London, United Kingdom
Ted Majborn
CEO, Hukso
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The business would not be viable without the platform. The project manager effectively communicated project updates, even with the time difference.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am the co-founder and CEO of a corporate wellness organization.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Vakoms?

We hired Vakoms to develop our Hukso platform which serves as an interface for our clients.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted a platform to be able to launch a series of surveys, appropriately display data to our clients, and allow for in-depth analysis and exportation of data.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

A colleague posted that we needed a developer, and Vakoms responded to the request. We researched the company and decided to work with them.

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

Vakoms designed, developed, and launched our online platform, they additionally produced the UX/ UI and helped improve previous ideas and methods. They developed both frontend and backend using Angular and Django respectively. Vakoms also helped us to locate an appropriate server and get the platform up and running.

What was the team composition?

We had a project manager, UI/UX developer, frontend developer, and backend developer. The project manager was very knowledgeable and was able to solve most issues that arose in a timely fashion.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Since the platform did not launch yet, we have no measurable data at the moment. Without this platform, our business would not be viable.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

The project was very well managed from the start. We were provided with around-the-clock service and constant updates which helped us monitor progress and implement changes when needed. The project manager was effective and organized in terms of meeting deadlines and communication. We primarily communicated via Skype and Google Hangouts.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Our communication was clear and streamlined even though we worked in different countries. The team was highly motivated and appreciated us as a customer.

Are there any areas where they can improve?

The overall work was fantastic, there is not much room for improvement. There were some initial struggles with communicating with the UX/UI designer, but the project still turned out great.

5.0
Overall Score Vakoms was a pleasure to work with and the end result was fantastic.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    The schedule was organized and easy to follow.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    The price suited our budget nicely.
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    We are very happy with the prou
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    We would highly recommend Vakoms to anyone.

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