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We are a software company (software house) based in Tri-Cty, operating since 2013. We have been working on complex realization of ICT projects, from design (concepts) through programming to information systems implementation. We cooperate with our clients in terms of systems maintenance and development. Additionally, we conduct IT audits, with respect to the code quality, efficiency and application safety, as well as advise our clients on ICT implementation.

 

Initially, the company comprised 6 people. Since the beginning of our company, we have been constantly expanding our team. Currently, we are a team of experts specializing in web browser systems (mostly in Java and PHP technologies) and mobile systems (iOS and Android) comprising over 40 people.

 

The main area of our activity are services connected with ICT market:

- developing mobile applications,

- developing web applications,

- building dedicated systems to conduct the business processes of our clients.

- IT consulting.

 
$5,000+
 
$25 - $49 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2013
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Gdynia, Poland
headquarters

Portfolio

Key clients: 
  • Barn & Willow
  • Aiton Caldwell
  • Loqally LLC
  • Futured
  • Toysto
  • Ddukt
  • Boulvard Creative
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NOIZZ - PHOTOS ON EVENTS

This mobile application’s main function is taking pictures at the concerts, matches and other live events.

The user needs to choose a colourful, personalised frame and the application will measure the sound intensity level.

The application is one of the promotional channels offered by the event companies.

Volanto took care of a complex project completion.

 

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PETBONDCARE - APPLICATION FOR DOGS’ ENTHUSIASTS

The application’s main function is tracing health and activity of dogs and forming a community of pet enthusiasts.

Volanto was engaged in the whole process of creating the application. We started with the functionality analysis. As a next step, system layouts and graphics were created. Once they were accepted, the development works were initiated. Each of these functionalities was tested individually.

As we were

responsible for the whole project, the implementation stage and further care of the application went smoothly.
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GEDANOPEDIA - MOBILE ENCYCLOPEADIA

A mobile encyclopaedia application containing entries about Gdansk. As part of Gedanopedia project we created a mobile application on iOS platform.

First, a detailed UX/UI analysis was conducted. Being aware of the fact that the users of the application would be tourists and inhabitants, the tool needed to be intuitive and easy to use.

Implementation of the application enabled Gdansk’s inhabitants to discover

the most interesting, mostly unknown places in the city.
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PINESKA - COMMUNICATION BETWEEN THE ACCOUNTING OFFICE ANT CLIENTS

The basic functionality scope for the client of the accounting office includes:

managing communication with the accounting office,

managing sales invoices,

managing settlements with the accounting office,

managing documents,

using the Knowledge Database module,

managing reports,

managing employees.

Volanto company was responsible for full execution of the

project:

client needs analysis and preparation of specification based on the business requirements,

system layouts and graphics creation, based on the requirements,

development works.

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RIVERDI - INTERNET STORE

Riverdi is an innovative partnership producing and selling TFT screens.

The basic need of the client was an optimised webpage with Internet store module, enabling to easily manage the sales process.

Cooperation started with a complex need analysis and preparation of detailed layouts and graphics, according to UX/UI standards. Then, working in a two-man development team, we moved to manufacturing and

implementation stages of the project.

Currently, the project fully meets the client’s aims, which were set before implementation of the platform.

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MOVEUP - PROMOTION OF SPORT ACTIVITIES

The main aim of the project “Move up to be healthy and happy” is implementaton of health-oriented attitutes among children through promoting sport activities on the school ground.

The web application created as part of the project provides technical support for this undertaking, simplifying the communication process and knowledge exchange.

The application meets the following needs:

- contains information

about interesting sports events,

- promotes healthy lifestyle among children,

- educates parents with regards to the healthy lifestyle,

- serves as a source of information for teachers of physical education.

Volanto’s role was to create web application based on the requirements of the client.

The system is actively used by Gdynia Sport Centre and by five foreign partners: from Italy, Portugal, Romania, Great Britain and Czech Republic.

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NUADU - EDUCATIONAL PLATFORM

Nuadu is an educational platform, available from a web browser which offers the access to homework and tests.

Currently, it offers over 250 thousand exercises from 10 subjects. The product is implemented not only in Poland but also on foreign markets. We have been involved in the project from the beginning – starting from offering support on concept works, to introducing functionalities and implementation. At present,

we are working on the system development. We have recently integrated the platform with Microsoft 360 and redeveloped the application’s front-end.
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TOYSTO - ARRANGED LOGISTIC

Toysto is a logistic system making the sales process easier, enabling communication between the manufacturers, the distributors and the courier companies with a built-in algorithm for spacial management while transporting.

Volanto’s role included:

preparation of business processes analysis in order to specify the places requiring automation,

preparation of functional and non-functional requirements

analysis

system layouts and graphics creation, based on the UX/UI standards,

creation of a system that would meet the specified requirements.

System is widely used by Toysto company and its clients. In 2017 it is planned to develop the system further by applying some new functionalities.

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DDUKT - DISCOUNTS TO RESTAURANTS

Ddukt LLC. is an American company working on development of Internet tools supporting marketing in the companies in the service industry.

Volanto’s role was development of a website, web application and mobile applications dedicated for iOS and Android platforms. The solution enables its users to receive special offers at certain service premises.

The project is still being developed, and is becoming more and

more popular among consumers.

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Programming for Business Development Company

"Volanto wanted to work with us in solving our problem rather than sticking to one technology or approach."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Oct. 2013 - Jan. 2015
Project summary: 

To ease the communication with their business entities and to optimize the transport of their products, the client looked to Volanto to develop a content management system using Java programming.

The Reviewer
 
1–10 Employees
 
Poland
Owner, Logistics Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

In looking for a solution to the business challenge, Volanto presents multiple options that automatically makes the process of working with them simple, transparent, and effective.

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 are a small company providing logistics services for customers in the exporting industry. We have a four-person in-house team and also work with seven collaborators.

I am the owner of the company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Volanto?

We needed better optimization. Our business processes are quite complex, so we had problems with communication. We only collaborate with around 20 companies, acting as an outsourced export department for them, but we weren't receiving sufficient information from them. We needed a CMS [content management system] for optimizing these relationships. Our second challenge was the optimization of transport. We set up routes across countries, which requires a lot of information before a customer receives a package.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We had a concept around how we needed to solve our problem. Volanto handled everything on the programming side, including the preliminary cost analysis. Volanto also provided ongoing support. Our project was built using JavaScript.

How did you come to work with Volanto?

We researched 10 companies in our area, comparing their services. Communication was essential since IT projects are far removed from our business. We needed a partner who could translate questions into our language. It was easy to collaborate with Volanto in this respect.

How much have you invested with Volanto?

The cost of Volanto's services was around $80,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with Volanto in October 2013. The project was completed in January 2015.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The most important thing for me was to maintain a timetable. We checked our progress constantly and planned for the next month. The collaboration was very good, and any delays were mainly on our side. The work was up to our standards.

How did Volanto perform from a project management standpoint?

We worked with two of Volanto's project managers. We complained about our first contact, and that person was changed as a result. After that, the collaboration was much better. Some companies don't have any response even after a customer complains, but Volanto was receptive to our feedback.

What did you find most impressive about Volanto?

Volanto's cost was much better than their competition, which was a big advantage for us.

In the beginning, we were mainly looking for a solution for our problem. Volanto was flexible in choosing the technology for our software and explained why one option was better than another in terms of usability and cost. As opposed to other companies we looked at, Volanto wanted to work with us in solving our problem rather than sticking to one technology or approach. They presented a number of options, which was perfect for us.

Are there any areas Volanto could improve?

The ongoing support services could be improved. We have a single IT resource, and we don't have a lot of experience in the field, so we would have appreciated it if Volanto has given us more information and advice about what we should expect after the production phase ended.

4.5
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
    I've done so three times already.

Outsourced Programming for Online SaaS Business

"Volanto delivered a product in compliance with what we agreed upon, on schedule, and with good quality of code."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
4.5
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
Nov. 2014 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

At the launch of their company, the client relied on Volanto to handle the frontend and backend development of a web application, using Java.

The Reviewer
 
2-10 Employees
 
Poland
CEO, Online Assessment Startup
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

With the help of Volanto, the client now has a successful app that has enabled them to take over any further development work in-house. While working together, Volanto was flexible and responsive to any change requests.

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're a startup in the online assessment business, providing a software-as-a-service platform. I am the chief executive officer of the company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Volanto?

When we initially started, it was much easier for us to outsource programming to a software house than to individual coders.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Volanto developed the backend and frontend of our web application using Java. Volanto also offered design work in the beginning, but we switched to our own designer after a couple of months.

How did you come to work with Volanto?

Volanto was recommended to us.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with Volanto in November 2014. We are ending the collaboration at the end of Q1 2017 as we started using our own full-time team.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The product we designed is successful. Volanto delivered a product in compliance with what we agreed upon, on schedule, and with good quality of code.

How did Volanto perform from a project management standpoint?

Project management wasn't ideal, but we figured out a satisfying process for both of our parties.

What did you find most impressive about Volanto?

Volanto is quite lean and flexible, making it easy for us to implement changes.

Are there any areas Volanto could improve?

Volanto should make time estimates more accurately.

4.5
Overall Score We've worked with Volanto for two years, and I'm satisfied overall. Their service allowed our company to start out and deliver a product to the market. That enabled us to hire our own team and move forward with what we're doing.
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    In the beginning, Volanto had reasonable costing, but using our own team is obviously cheaper.
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Volanto has good quality of code, but we've needed to multiply time estimates by one and a half every time to have the actual values.
  • 4.5 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I definitely recommend Volanto for their quality, but I advise clients to run through time estimates with other parties in the beginning.

Web Development for Home Decor Brand Company

"They are very dedicated as well as customer service-oriented."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
3.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
4.5
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Dec. 2014 - May 2015
Project summary: 

The client used Volanto to set up their online store on Shopify, including the backend setup and checkout functionality. 

The Reviewer
 
2-10 Employees
 
San Francisco, California
Founder, Home Decor Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Volanto delivered quality work at a rapid pace. New features were developed quickly and accurately.

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 are a direct-to-consumer company of custom home decor brands, focusing primarily on window draperies and shades. I am the founder and chief executive officer.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Volanto?

We did not have a web presence when we started off. Volanto helped us build on Shopify our online store, and set up the backend and checkout.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Shopify is a pretty neat way to get any online store started, and Volanto helped us with the entire set up. Volanto helped customize the templates based on the designs we offered and set it up completely from the time the user comes to our store, to the time they place an order and checkout. The good thing is that Shopify offers these templates, the backend is hosted on Shopify, and they offer checkout.

How did you come to work with Volanto?

We found Volanto on Behance. They were the first development firm we had worked with. Their team is pretty strong and had already worked with other e-commerce brands in the past. They also understood the e-commerce phase pretty well, so we felt comfortable giving the project to them.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started at the end of 2014 and worked with them for around 7 or 8 months. The work is now completed.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

I appreciated the speed it took them to get things done and the quality of the work. When we would review the requirements of a new feature or design, they quickly developed and put it up on the online store’s website.

How did Volanto perform from a project management standpoint?

We are based in the US but they are remote from the US, so time management and communication could have been a little bit quicker.

What did you find most impressive about Volanto?

They are very dedicated as well as customer service-oriented. They believed in creating a good relationship rather than getting it done, moving out, and not being in touch. The team delivers quality work, making them a good team overall.

Are there any areas Volanto could improve?

Their front-end specific skills could be better. Bringing in more front-end experienced developers would be a big addition to their existing team. Other than that, I really cannot think of anything else that comes up as an obstacle for companies of our size, especially when you are getting started.

4.5
Overall Score
  • 3.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 4.5 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I would definitely recommend them for any other projects to other clients primarily for the quality, dedication, and professionalism they had with us.

Software Development for Marketing and Advertising Platform

"They further enhanced our ideas and opened our minds to new and better concepts that fit our business model."

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

The client hired Volanto for the development of their mobile app on iOS and Android devices, as well as for the designing of their website.

The Reviewer
 
2-10 Employees
 
Chicago, IL
Michael M.
Co-Owner, Ddukt LLC
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The team at Volanto consists of both coders and designers, giving their clients enough resources to complete quality projects and offer constructive feedback.

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 are a marketing and advertising platform. We have identified what we believe to be a niche in the field. It can be a benefit not only to the consumer base, saving modest amounts of money, but can also allow us to provide our platform at no charge to the business base. In doing so, we can be very selective about whom we want to put on the platform, only going after highly-rated businesses. I am a co-owner and partner of the company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Volanto?

We needed to have a mobile app and website built. Specifically, our users will eventually have access to a wide range of features on our app. We wanted to ensure that we went with a high-quality company with a complete team in place for iOS, Android, and web design.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Volanto has built a real-time tracking map for our Android and iOS apps; businesses showing up on our platform are displayed by proximity. We have Facebook integration, allowing our consumer base to voluntarily share restaurants, retail stores, and service companies they've visited or are currently visiting. Users also have the ability to see the same information from their friends. We have built-in statistics allowing people to see how much they've spent by date, by category, and by individual business. Savings continue to accumulate as people keep using the app.

We've recently finished our tiered discounts phase. Initially, we only intended to offer 10% discounts for customers but we’ve now enabled companies to modify their discount rates. This is helpful when they need to bring in more consumers, allowing them to offer inflated discounts as an added incentive.

On the backend, we had Volanto build out a dynamic set of statistics for the business owner/general manager to use. They can consume this data for enhanced knowledge of the Ddukt consumer base.

How did you come to work with Volanto? 

Volanto came highly recommended. We found Volanto through an associate of my business partner's. I took a trip out to Poland and visited their team and Volanto's owners. During a face-to-face meeting, we laid out what we wanted to achieve and offered some example platforms. We also provided good documentation around what we wanted the product to be and what we intend for it to become.

How much have you invested with Volanto?

The cost of our project with Volanto is in excess of $100,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with Volanto in June 2015. 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The original scope has been completed and our apps are fully functional at the moment. The easiest way to sign up on our platform is via Facebook or Twitter, but users can also create accounts through their email addresses. We have 2 more phases of development left, consisting of additional aspects that were initially left out. Taking small steps has been a wise decision.

We went to Volanto with most of our concepts in mind, but they were pivotal in providing constructive feedback. They further enhanced our ideas and opened our minds to new and better concepts that fit our business model. Many of the additions we've made to the initial development were by way of Volanto's influence, which we’ve appreciated. As we have only released our platform on a limited basis, we do not yet have any relevant statistics, as far as Volanto's impact on our business. We plan to fully launch in the spring.

How did Volanto perform from a project management standpoint?

Items being lost in translation was a big potential challenge, but Volanto has assigned very good project managers to us. This has helped to overcome any language barriers. Considering what we knew going into this collaboration, in terms of language barriers and so on, we've been able to overcome every challenge. Volanto has assigned the right people in order to mitigate any potential delays in putting out our product.

What did you find most impressive about Volanto?

This is our first app development project, so we don't have a lot of experience in the field. From a client perspective, we've been extremely pleased with the assets Volanto has under one roof, whether they are designers or coders. If a resource isn't available, Volanto hasn't been shy in obtaining outside help.

Are there any areas Volanto could improve?

There isn't anything I could say at the moment, but I'll know more in 2 to 3 months when the next phases are expected to be complete. We have had some dynamic statistics and logical items that needed mending, but this is being worked on.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Volanto has been diligent in getting back to us whenever there was an issue. Drawbacks were usually on our side, but Volanto always had the right answers.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I have recommended Volanto to a few colleagues.

iOS Dev for Boutique Tech Agency

"[They have] a vast amount of technical expertise, so they can answer questions in areas other than mobile."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Jul. 2015 - Dec. 2015
Project summary: 

Volanto engineers helped the internal product team develop an iOS app that lets college students monetize shareable multimedia content. 

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
São Paulo, Brazil
Nabil Mouzannar
Founder, Boullevard Creatives
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

English skills were impeccable and project management, well-organized. Deliverables came tested and related documentation was easily comprehensible. Very few issues emerged as a result of cultural differences/miscommunication. 

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 are a creative agency designing and developing web and mobile apps. I am the founder of the company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Volanto?

We were working with a startup in New York City that had a $30,000 budget for building a prototype. I reached out to Volanto because of our budget limitation. There was no way in which we could have done the same work in the United States with a domestic supplier. 

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Volanto was hired for the iOS development of our solution. It's a charity application with an interface similar to Instagram but, when tapping on an image, instead of sending a 'like', users send 1 cent to the person who posted the image. It is meant to help out students working through college, who have unforeseen expenses.

We worked with one iOS developer and a project manager from Volanto. We handled the design and functional specifications. Volanto was also involved in other projects at the presale level, helping me answer technical questions and create estimates.

How did you come to work with Volanto?

I was referred to Volanto by a friend who owns a software development company and had used them on a few projects.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with Volanto in July 2015 during a 6- to 8-month period that concluded in December. I am starting a development office in Brazil, but I would work with Volanto again. They're the best company I've found during the last 5 years.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Volanto was able to follow our scrum project methodology correctly. The team's English was impeccable, allowing me to have conversations at the same level as with someone in the U.S.

Our developer was good technically, having a good understanding of Objective-C. Sometimes, designs can't be implemented in a functional way, but Volanto's developer helped us find solutions and make adjustments when necessary.

How did Volanto perform from a project management standpoint?

On the project management end, Volanto was amazing. I felt at ease, which made the client feel at ease as well.

Volanto delivered within budget and on time almost every time. Any delays were communicated in advance, so there were no surprises. Following a Scrum methodology allowed us to be more flexible. Especially in the case of startups, clients can change their minds in terms of features to be implemented. We were able to reassess the most important features on a weekly basis, sticking to our timeline and budget. When something was out of scope, Volanto worked with us in creating new specs. We used Basecamp for tracking the project.

What did you find most impressive about Volanto?

Language skills were important. I've worked with companies based in India. Even though they spoke English, I could only convey 80 percent of what I wanted to say via spoken language. Cultural and technological differences played a role in those cases. Volanto was more aware of the American culture, so we didn't need to create 10-page emails explaining to them how to switch a text box with a checkbox. Volanto has a vast amount of technical expertise, so they were able to answer questions we had in areas other than mobile.

The time difference between New York and Poland was acceptable, compared to that between India and us, for example. This made Volanto practical to work with.

Are there any areas Volanto could improve?

Volanto could work on selling its services better, but there isn't anything besides this. I enjoyed working with Volanto. We each assumed our responsibilities, working with detailed designs and specifications.

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