One-Stop Software Company for Startups & SMEs

Vakoms is a custom software development company, delivering end-to-end IT solutions and services. Operating in the IT market since 2010 with R&D center in Ukraine, Vakoms has a portfolio of 300+ of successfully completed projects and over 120 in-house specialists.

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
Node.js, Python, Golang, Java, C/C++, PHP, JavaScript, TypeScript, Angular, React, Qt, Ionic, Swift, Objective-C, Kotlin, MongoDB, PostGRE, Unity3D.

Vakoms’ developments are represented in a bunch of domains. Among them:

  • home automation (smart home)
  • construction and real estate
  • interior design (3D, AR, VR)
  • sport and fitness
  • healthcare and medicine
  • others.
 
$10,000+
 
$25 - $49 / hr
 
50 - 249
 Founded
2010
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Lviv, Ukraine
headquarters
other locations

Focus

Service lines
  • Web Development
  • Mobile App Development
  • AR/VR Development
Client focus
  • Small business (<$10M)
  • Midmarket ($10M - $1B)
  • Enterprise (>$1B)
Industry focus
  • Business services
  • Health Care & Medical
  • Real estate
Mobile platforms
Mobile focus
Frameworks and CMS
Programming & scripting
Application platform
BI & big data focus
BI & big data solutions

Portfolio

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DOMII

Home automation system, consisting of a control panel (unique tablet) and a set of sensors. Allows users to manage home lighting, jalousie, heating, and security/fire system both from the main tablet in house and remotely using a smartphone.

Services provided

● Debian ARM app development

● Firmware update

● Android and iOS app development

● Back end, server admin

webpage

Technology Stack

Qt / QML, C++, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, PostgreSQL, REST, MQTT, D-Bus, NFC.

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fubo.tv

One of the most popular football, sports, and entertainment service in the US. Provides an instant access to live football matches, series, lifestyle programs, and news via web, mobile devices, and Smart TVs.

Services provided

• Front-end development

• Back-end development

• Android app development

• iOS app development

• Quality

assurance

Technology Stack

Javascript, ReactJS, AngularJS, Node.js, Go (golang), REST API, Auth0, MongoDB, Redis, PostgreSQL, Docker Containers, Kubernetes, AWS, Google Cloud Platform, CDN.

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Ski Boots 3D AR Configuration App

Augmented reality application, designed to help skiers to configure boots that would match perfectly to their skis. Users can choose colors, elements, place it on a virtual ski, and then asset it in a real environment thanks augmented reality marker.

Services provided

● Low poly 3D modeling

● UI / UX

● Android app development

● Quality assurance

App

platform

Android

Technology stack

C#, Unity 3D, 3ds Max, Photoshop

Reviews

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Development & QA Testing for UI Enhancing App

"I think Vakoms is one of the best teams out there."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Mar. 2020 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Vakoms was hired by a software analytics company to develop two of their B2C apps. The team implements desired features and supplies QA and design resources.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Israel
Product Manager, Software Analytics Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

A talented team, Vakoms is committed to delivering high-quality products and meeting deadlines. They offer high levels of communication and an ability to find solutions to problems as they arise.

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 a product manager at a software analytics company, in charge of the app development department. I’m working on several apps, two of which are in collaboration with Vakoms.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Vakoms?

They’re providing software development services to us. We have in-house developers, but we’ve preferred to work with Vakoms on two specific projects.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Vakoms is providing front- and backend development services. We’ve also hired one of their QA engineers and a designer.

They’re helping us develop B2C apps with paid features. One of those is an Android launcher that allows users to customize their phone’s UI, app drawer, folders, wallpapers, icon colors, and so on. The app was built in Java.

What is the team composition?

We started with a team of three developers and one project manager. We stopped working with two of them after shifting our focus to the second project. Now, we have a main team of four people, plus two that we use on occasion.

How did you come to work with Vakoms?

We gave the same project to four design and development companies, including Vakoms. All four started development on the MVP, and the three companies that we didn’t continue with were the ones who told us they couldn’t complete the task. Only Vakoms was able to actually build it. The other ones said they could, but Vakoms actually delivered. 

We continued developing features and epics with them, and they were very honest in telling us what they could and couldn’t do. This is a benefit of working with them: when they say they can do it, we feel we can trust them.

How much have you invested with them?

So far, we’ve spent about $50,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with Vakoms in late-March 2020, and it’s ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The apps are still in the pre-product phase. Everything was built from zero, so tracking metrics for specific features was more difficult. We’re now at a point where we’re analyzing data and learning exactly how our users behave with the products.

Regardless of whether a feature is good or not, Vakoms built what we asked them to build. We’re not using their services for product management. They don’t consult with us on how to build the product. We build the blueprints and handle planning and research, and Vakoms executes the product.

How did Vakoms perform from a project management standpoint?

I think Vakoms is one of the best teams out there. Their communication is very good — better than we expected. They always follow through on what we ask, which means that neither of our sides is wasting time. The second benefit is that they provide good quality work for competitive prices.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Vakoms is fantastic with deadlines. I’ve given them a few hard deadlines that we couldn’t move, and they went above and beyond to meet them. When they couldn’t meet a deadline, we found a workaround. They told us about it upfront, and we planned different deadlines or made adjustments. So far, they’ve delivered.

They’re nice and easy-going people, and it’s comfortable to work with them even though there’s a distance between us and we don’t know them personally. Some people aren’t easy to be with in these kinds of circumstances, but I think that Vakoms puts an emphasis on this aspect.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Sophisticated, hard research is something I feel they could be better at. With most other development companies I’ve had the opportunity to work with, we wouldn’t pay for the research they did. We’d ask them if they could develop something, and they’d go and research it. Some wouldn’t do the research and simply tell us that they couldn’t perform the task, while others would tell us that they wouldn’t do the research, because it was time-consuming. 

There was one occasion with Vakoms where they said they couldn’t do it, and I told them that I’d pay for the research. They researched it further, and they did it. At other times, they said that they could do it, and they did it.

Do you have any advice for future clients of theirs?

I’ve already recommended them to two people in the industry who were looking for development teams. The only point is that communication has to be clear, but this isn’t specific to Vakoms. Clients should be very clear with requirement documents, epics, and user stories. The key to working with external teams is to have everything written down.

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

Custom Windows App & Cloud Platform for Tech Startup

"It's not "just" a service they provide, but it feels like we really are in this project together."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
Dec. 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Vakoms has taken over software development for a tech startup. They provide the whole lifecycle of software development including project management, testing, maintenance, and support.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Berlin, Germany
Sinan Saglam
Founder & Managing Partner, Event Tech Startup
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Vakoms was able to get a solution launched early and their work allows the client to provide better and more efficient services. They have good project management skills and develop in sprints. The team always tries to help out the client and they communicate directly.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

Founder & Managing Partner of a young event tech start-up developing digital experience marketing technologies for brands & agencies.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Vakoms?

Take over software development from our former software development company. The project consists of several components, including a custom Windows App with peripheral devices and a cloud platform for us & our clients. Technologies range from web to Windows to image processing, including external hardware devices.

What were your goals for this project?

Develop a platform that allows scalable but also customisable usage of our technologies, products and services. The initial challenge was taking over an existing project from our former developers an Vakoms did that very well.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

I compared several companies that provided suitable services, experiences & technologies for our existing project. Vakoms convinced us with a perfect combination of company size, skills, price and good communication.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

Vakoms is working continuously on our project and provides the whole life cycle of software development, including project management, testing, maintenance and support. We work in scrum-like sprints with daily stand-ups and backlog refinement sessions via Skype.

What was the team composition?

Our current team consists of 6-8 people - most of them have been at the project for a long time already, but certain developers come and go based on the required skills. The team is very engaged, motivated and we grew into this project together. We always try to find the best solutions as a team and anyone can suggest ideas or improvements.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Our solution could only be launched after working stable enough, but was still launched in an early phase. Features, improvements and fixes were developed on the go and by now we've built a software ecosystem that allows us to easily manage our business operations, products and services together with our clients on one single platform. As our products and services are custom, a custom solution was needed and this allows us now to provide better and more efficient services to our clients than ever before.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

We have one project manager at Vakoms who manages the software development. From our side we provide features of various granularity along with UI/UX designs, then refine the features & backlog together with Vakoms before they are developed in our 2-4 week-long sprints.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Definitely the team. We have interaction with both the project manager and all developers, all communication is direct, live, and integrated in our systems (Jira, Slack...) and everyone is super involved and engaged. It's not "just" a service they provide, but it feels like we really are in this project together. Also, we try to help each other as business partners to ensure a great long-term partnership.

Are there any areas for improvement?

It took some time until we had introduced efficient routines, communication channels and also some reactions to new problems could have been earlier/faster, but building such a large and complex product in a very custom environment & niche industry requires a lot of learning, too. And if there was a setback, Vakoms always compensated for it.

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

Web App Development for Business Travel Platform

"The team was enterprising, they proposed different useful approaches and features to be implemented."

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

Vakoms developed a web application for a business travel company. The team provided both front- and backend development and integrated an API. 

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Kyiv, Ukraine
Lubomyr Pateryha
CTO, Mice
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

While the MVP is still being improved, the development work so far has impressed the internal team. Vakoms is organized and communicative, establishing a seamless workflow. The team is creative, hard-working, and technically skilled.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I'm a CTO at MMP business travel company. It's a startup with B2B business model.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Vakoms?

We needed MVP Web solution for listing, organizing, rating MICE-related vendors for simplifying the work of business meeting planners.

What were your goals for this project?

Our goal was creating usable web-application with intuitive interface. The solution had to include useful tools for meeting planners. The application had to be scalable, reliable, with API for mobile and other systems.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We already worked on some small projects with this vendor before. And this time they were faster and more precise in estimations than other vendors.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

We started from analyzing the functional specification for the project. Then Vacoms proposed the design for the web application and architecture for the back-end. After several design sessions we agreed the design and the team started the development. The development was done in phases. The team prepared two demos during the development. They also provided user testing at the end.

What was the team composition?

The project team consisted from Project Manager, 1-2 software developers, web designer, QA engineer. At the beginning there ws involved the system architect. Project was developed using SCRUM framework.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We have developed the MVP which still needs some improvements. It's functional and we demonstrate it for potential customers and users. Collecting feedbacks now. Anyway, it's an important impact on our business.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

Project management was compliant to Agile, we used stand-up meetings, skype calls, ticketing system Jira. The project manager always resolved process-related issues.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

The team was enterprising, they proposed different useful approaches and features to be implemented. They share experience and this helps to make your product better.

Are there any areas for improvement?

My little suggestion is the next: Try to warn the customer asap if things could be going out of the schedule or other possible risks, even if probability is small. Thanks.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    We had very tight schedule though...
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

SaaS & App Dev for Digital Display Company

"They’ve been very diligent, available, reasonable, and focused."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
April 2017 – Ongoing
Project summary: 

After developing a desktop app, Vakoms created an enterprise solution by producing a SaaS platform for wearable digital products. Hosted on AWS, the platform allows content to be sent across time zones.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
San Francisco, California
Andrew Zenoff
Founder & CEO, Beam Authentic, Inc.
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The well-functioning platform is dependable and has improved the business’ efficiency. Vakoms’ work has received positive feedback and has resulted in more work opportunities. Additionally, throughout the process, the team has been a collaborative partner.

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 am the Founder & CEO of Beam Authentic, Inc, a consumer-facing producer of wearable SaaS solutions.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Vakoms?

We had invented these wearable digital displays called BEAMS. Though we had a consumer solution, we wanted an enterprise solution that would allow companies to control thousands of BEAMS across multiple locations and send content to them.

So, we hired Vakoms to build a SaaS platform that would drive content loading, deployment, and publishing to devices across multiple time zones.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Previously, they developed a desktop app for us, but for this project, Vakoms built a SaaS platform from scratch that’s hosted on AWS. They created content loading so that any design content from a laptop or desktop, such as Photoshop or Illustrator files, can be uploaded onto the platform. They also built a feature that automatically sizes the content, as well as other features that auto-publish content onto calendars or slideshows. Users can then build campaigns and set the start and end dates.

The content comes in the form of animated GIFs, PNGs, JPEGs, and static. Vakoms also incorporated functionality that allows content to deployed onto thousands of registered devices in different locations. 

How did you come to work with Vakoms?

We were working with a company in Chicago that was building our hardware and Vakoms had worked with them. We had originally hired Vakoms to build the consumer app and when that went well, we knew they would be a natural go-to for this project.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent about $300,000 in total.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with them in April 2017 and we’re still finishing up the project.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The product has been in the field for a while and we’ve been adding more features. The feedback for both the app and the SaaS platform has been very good. They’re reliable and functional and customers are happy with them.

Working with Vakoms has made our business more efficient. We’ve been able to work with a number of large national and international companies that otherwise wouldn’t be able to use our services so, our partnership with Vakoms has opened up doors for us and our customers.

How did Vakoms perform from a project management standpoint?

They’ve performed really well. They’ve been very diligent, available, reasonable, and focused. There’s always a learning curve when it comes to working with companies abroad but we got to know each other during the app development project. We use Skype and Jira to communicate and they’ve been very responsive.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Although, we mapped out exactly what we wanted to build, it was always changing and elements were constantly being added. Even so, the team was reasonable and took a very collaborative approach to the project.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Even though it’s hard to predict, Vakoms should have a clearer path of how changes and additions will impact the time and budget of the project. We would be more efficient if we could have an upfront conversation about this.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

The clearer you are about what you want, the better. Give them a defined product testing path.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I would definitely recommend them.

UI/UX Design of Business Process Web Application

"The team members we worked with were very skilled and experienced for what we needed."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Jan. 2019 - Feb. 2020
Project summary: 

CumulusPro augmented the development team of a business SaaS company. They were specifically tasked with creating an Angular-based UI that's configurable in the backend and customizable by users.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Switzerland
Roger Vial
VP Product Management, CumulusPro AG
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Cumulus Pro helped deliver a new interface for the web platform, which has been very well-received by users. It's also enjoyed a high adoption rate. The Cumulus Pro team was comprised of skilled engineers who were experienced in their field. They're a team that the client can continuously rely on.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

CumulusPro helps businesses to rapidly transform to digital enterprises by connecting people, process and application. Our cloud-based Business Process Management Platform-Straatos is designed to revolutionise how organisations and public institutions digitally communicate and collaborate with their customers, citizen, and partners.

Digital enterprises typically improve their customer experience, increase customer satisfaction, business efficiency and productivity while reducing cost and time to market. I am the VP of Product Management.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Vakoms?

We were looking for offshore web developers to augment our development team on a remote & long-term basis. The additional team members would support the ongoing software projects and develop new functionalities. The main challenge was to provide a user-friendly web application for large volumes of complex business data in the back-end.

What were your goals for this project?

The project was to create a web based UI in Angular for users to view and update task and task details. The UI needed to be configurable in the backend and provide the user with the flexibility to adjust the UI to their needs. For example by removing or adding columns.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We have been working with Vakoms in an previoius project and knew their qualification and development processes which work well with our existing teams.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

Vakoms web developers have been working as a part of CumulusPro development team. Vakoms web front-end developer created a new UI with some specific requirements.

For example reactive custom table with the following functionalities:

- Reactive columns (a user can add or remove any columns, change the width etc)

- Tasks displayed by types (assigned to me, created by me, reports, process documentation)

- Filtering option (by column value or by task type)

- Multiple select for table rows and making actions with selected items

- History of task and comments

- Viewing task details (such as invoice, supplier information, pdf viewer, else)

What was the team composition?

The team varied during the project. There was mainly one web-front end developer. At certain stages of the project we also had developers creating automated QA scripts and do manual QA on the deliverables.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The created web platform simplifies business process management and increase our customers productivity. The new web interface was well received by our customer and we look at a fast adoption rate.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

Project Management was coordinated from our side. We used Azure DevOps to assign and update tasks as well as collaborate on issues. In addition, Skype was a major tool for screensharing and calls.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

The team members we worked with were very skilled and experienced for what we needed. They could also rely on their team at Vakoms to give additional input in challenging parts of the project so that we received a high quality product.

Are there any areas for improvement?

There is very little I wish to improve. One area that could improve is a more active role in finding the root cause of bugs.

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

Custom Software Development for Engineering Consulting Firm

“Our work with them is very successful and our customers are satisfied.”

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
2011 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Vakoms contributes to software development for testing systems, train control platforms, and database solutions.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Switzerland
Daniel Burkhalter
Owner, Burkhalter Consulting
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Customers often return after experiencing the high caliber of Vakoms’ contributions. The team is technically proficient and trustworthy.

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 owner and sole employee at small engineering company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Vakoms?

I needed a team to provide software development for a third party I work with.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Vakoms is my partner on several different projects. They’ve assisted me with the development for testing solutions, train control systems, and databases. Typically, their involvement starts from the discovery call, where we assess what needs the customer has and how we can fulfill them. From there, we discuss pricing and a timeline. While their team provides software development, I contribute to the hardware aspect of most projects.

What is the team composition?

On average, I work with 10 members of their team.

How did you come to work with Vakoms?

I found Vakoms through a third-party free-lancing website. I was looking for a company that specialized in platform independent programming, especially on Qt. Vakoms had twelve Qt certified developers, which is why I chose them.

How much have you invested with them?

I’ve invested approximately $200,000–$300,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We began working together in 2011 and our relationship is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Our work with them is very successful and our customers are satisfied. We have a high customer-return rate.

How did Vakoms perform from a project management standpoint?

We communicate on WhatsApp, Skype, email, and via a common source platform.

What did you find most impressive about them?

What I find most important is the fact that I can trust them.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I think they could implement a stronger sense of middle-management. The company is now made of 150 engineers and there could be a better process of connecting them with their partners.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

I would advise potential customers to make the project as open as possible and to trust the team.

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

App Dev Partnership for Risk Assessment Firm

"Vakoms has had a significant impact on our business."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
4.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
May 2015 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Vakoms was hired as an app development partner for a risk assessment company. The team completes iOS and Android applications for clients in various industries, adding features and other capabilities.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Chicago Metro Area
CTO, Risk Assessment Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Vakoms has been influential to the success of the business. There’s been positive feedback from clients. Their responsiveness and flexibility complemented their professional management style. They take scope changes in stride.

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 CTO at a risk assessment company that develops mobile applications for companies in the construction, manufacturing, and insurance industries. We build these apps to manage their risk. I’ve been with the company for about three years now.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Vakoms?

Previously, our company was working with a developer based in India. They weren’t delivering quality work, so we began working with Vakoms due to their quality work and price point. We needed a long-term development partner.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Currently, Vakoms is working with us developing mobile applications. Their team uses Swift for our iOS apps, and Kotlin for Android applications. They’ve also done a little work on the frontend and backend of our website. Our site uses Angular.js, a Django API, and a PostgreSQL database.

With the mobile applications, we’ve been working with them on a lot of new features, enhancing the products. They do a lot of online synchronization on the apps, so they can be used on a network connection and off. Their team also develops new screens, interactive pages, and new capabilities for the apps.

What is the team composition?

We work with a project manager, an iOS developer, an Android developer, frontend developer, backend manager, and a QA.

How did you come to work with Vakoms?

We switched to Vakoms before I began working here, but I believe we found them through a partnership with a company in Illinois. They had a connection to Vakoms in Ukraine.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent between $100,000–$150,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We’ve been collaborating with Vakoms since May 2015, and the engagement is ongoing. 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Vakoms has had a significant impact on our business. Over the last two years, they’ve driven our products forward, developing new features for our clients. We work closely with them to make sure what our clients want in their digital products. The results and the reaction from our clients have been excellent.

How did Vakoms perform from a project management standpoint?

We meet twice a week with the project manager. From there, he delegates tasks to the main developers and the QA tests all of their work. We’re pleased with their documentation as well as their responsiveness. We use Jira as our project management tool.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their ability to meet with our team multiple times a week shows their flexibility. If any requirements end up changing, Vakoms works to fine-tune and implement them as quickly as possible.

Are there any areas they could improve?

In the beginning, their team could ask more questions about our processes and make recommendations. Our requirements for each project change every now and then. They do work well with us to make changes, but it would be nice to have their perspective at the beginning of development, rather than in the middle of a sprint.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Clients should lay out their requirement and think ahead. After different phases have been pushed to production, you don’t want to change anything. Adjust conditions ahead of time.

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

Dev for Healthcare Booking Apps

"Their team is consistently transparent about their capabilities."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
4.5
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Sept. 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Vakoms built an iOS and Android app in Angular JS. It uses a MongoDB database and Stripe for payment. They also made an online directory and booking system with integrated billing. The project is ongoing.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Zürich, Switzerland
Simon Bless
CEO, PRACMAN
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The app is finished and the second system is due to launch in 2–3 weeks. Vakoms has so far delivered high-quality work on time that meets all requirements. Despite some ambiguities at first, they manage a productive workflow thanks to their structured approach, daily communication, and transparency.

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 and a co-founder of PRACMAN. We provide a practice management system for medical practices in Europe and India.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Vakoms?

We wanted to build a new product on a new platform from scratch. Our developers were working on our existing products, so Vakoms provided development resources to create this application. They later finished a second system for us.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

The first project was a mobile application for iOS and Android geared for therapists who work in alternative medicine. Vakoms built the app in Angular JS with a MongoDB database. They integrated Stripe as a payment gateway for our end clients. Their designers produced all the screens and mockups; we designed the UX.

The second project was an online directory and booking system for therapists. It features a billing system for providers. This project is ongoing.
 
What is the team composition?

For the application, we worked with three developers, a QA tester, and project manager who coordinated the workload. For the second project, we collaborate with one developer—who specializes in building booking engines—as well as a QA tester and a project manager.
 
How did you come to work with Vakoms?

I was looking for developers through referrals from colleagues. A friend uses Vakoms as a development partner for a multinational company. He recommended their team to me.
 
How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent $250,000 so far.
 
What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with Vakoms in September 2017, and the partnership is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The mobile app is complete. We released it on the market for a short time, but we then decided to expand on it and integrate its features into the directory and booking system. The system should be live in 2–3 weeks. We’re thrilled with Vakoms’ work so far.
 
How did Vakoms perform from a project management standpoint?

Vakoms leads a well-structured and organized team. They have taught us a lot about API documentation, integration of third-party products, and best practices for writing code. Their developers use agile methods such as Scrum. While I’m the project owner, Vakoms handles project management internally; that way, we can focus on UX design and writing documents on product requirements. 

The communication is excellent; Vakoms is open, upfront, and highly accessible. We have daily stand-ups and longer meetings to end each week. We’ve never had an issue with connectivity.
 
What did you find most impressive about them?

They deliver high-quality products on time that work, allowing me to focus on other areas such as marketing and sales. Their team is consistently transparent about their capabilities; they bring up concerns in the early stages and offer valuable insights and viewpoints to the project.

Are there any areas they could improve?

We’ve had to adapt to each other’s work style. Vakoms has a structured, task-focused approach that will deliver on the list of requirements that we present upfront. However, we kept adding features and changing designs, which didn’t mesh well with their practices. As the partnership progress, we’ve learned to prepare our product requirements in advance, and Vakoms has become more flexible and open to scope changes. Communication could always use tweaking as well.

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

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.

The client submitted this review online.

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.

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

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