Berlin-based Digital Product Studio

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YND builds products that solve real problems.

 

Whether it's starting from scratch or working alongside your existing development team, we bring the startup mentality that gets stuff done. Every day.

 

Since YND’s founding in 2014, we have delivered more than 50 successful projects from MVP building and mobile apps to complex system integrations and web applications for some of the largest players in Europe - Volkswagen, Wirecard, Lufthansa  and Burger King as well as fast-growing startups like Kayak, orderbird and getnow. We can’t wait to find out what’s next or around the corner and we’d love to do this together with you.

 
$100,000+
 
$100 - $149 / hr
 
50 - 249
 Founded
2014
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Berlin, Germany
headquarters
other locations
  • Mokotowska 1
    Warszawa 00-640
    Poland
  • Hallera 3/8
    Wrocław 53-139
    Poland

Portfolio

Key clients: 

Wirecard, Audi, BurgerKing, Kayak, Volkswagen, orderbird, Samsung Next, AirPlus, getnow

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E-learning app for Audi Denkwerkstatt

A prototype of e-learning platform built from scratch in 2 months for innovation incubator Audi Denkwerkstatt. Educational content is presented through video lessons and it allows users to learn on the go - whenever it is convenient.
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Custom order management system

Getnow is an online supermarket offering more than 15.000 products ( in partnership with METRO ) across Germany. YND supported getnow with scaling and upgrading their existing system ( backend system development), developed an internal back-office front-end platform that allows order management, created an app for internal use for picking and packing product items and integrated it with the existing website.
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Wholesale food ordering platform for B2B

The project included updating platforms frontend, introducing new functionalities, that will speed up the ordering process for thousands of small and big businesses in Poland.
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Kayak Virtual Reality MVP

Virtual reality can be used to plan travel by helping travellers discover and sample exciting destinations without leaving home.

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Online Portal & Booking System for Security Jobs Platform

“They’re really pushing us forward and helping us.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
June 2019 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

YND uses React and Ruby on Rails to develop a security jobs platform. Bringing the project from the basic concept, into development, they’ve added new features and they plan to provide ongoing service.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Berlin, Germany
Sven Frackowiak
Owner & CEO, SolutionFacts Consulting GmbH
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

YND provides high-quality development services, and the client expects a top-notch product based on their work so far. As project requirements have changed, YND remained flexible and have implemented changes as requested. Their customer service is fantastic.

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 of SolutionFacts Consulting.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with YND?

The project we hired them for was a joint-venture in the security branch. YND was brought in to build a portal for security jobs and career possibilities. The idea was quite good, but no one in our company had experience building a platform.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

The portal YND is developing is both a job page specialized in the security branch and a booking service for security services. The frontend is built in React, and the backend is built in Ruby on Rails.  

We wanted a partner that could bring us from the concept phase to the development one, and lots of things have changed since the beginning. Our idea has gotten way bigger and more complex.

What is the team composition?

This depends on the stage we’re working on. We’ve had a team of 3–7 people from YND, depending on what we needed.

How did you come to work with YND?

We were looking for a Berlin-based company that could develop the platform we had in mind, for the budget we had. We wanted the ability to work closely and have brainstorming sessions.

We mainly searched within our internal contact pool, checking for vendors with experience building platforms. YND was one of the companies recommended to us, and they reacted extremely fast when we contacted them. The other company we had on the list was in Hamburg, 300 kilometers away, so still not that far.

In the end, the package from YND was a perfect fit for us. They definitely had the best mix of everything. They were local, so we had the possibility to meet quite often, and they were willing to help us get from an idea to a complete product.

They offered their experience to get our idea on track, their pricing was very good for us, and their availability was also a factor. They had the time to start when we wanted, and they were happy to do it. It was simply a good fit. Possibly, the most important point was that we just had a good feeling while talking to the people there.

How much have you invested with them?

The total project cost so far is around $300,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with YND around June 2019, and we plan to continue the collaboration for the long-term.

The first development phase was set to finish by early-2020, but we’re planning to be done with the main development by the beginning of 2021. We will of course continue with a service agreement. When we’re done with the platform, we will continue to request features; we’ll never stop development.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The quality is simply amazing. We’re just the people who need to get this done with YND, and the people from the board and the holding company are the ones who will judge it in the end. They’re all perfectly happy.

How did YND perform from a project management standpoint?

We’re working with them in Basecamp, to track progress and releases, and to put in tasks and feature requests. We also use Jira from time to time. We prefer to just control releases, set deadlines, and just see the outcomes. It’s maybe not the most professional approach, but it was easier for us. The basic idea has changed a lot, and it’s still evolving live.

If there were any delays in development, it was because we changed the idea. YND offered us a tool where we could monitor better, but we didn’t use it. Everything we’ve done has been in an agile form.  

I have a weekly call with the project manager responsible for us, and everything else is communicated through Basecamp. This is perfect for me because it helps me avoid unneeded meetings and excessive emailing. It’s definitely the best way to work together.

What did you find most impressive about them?

We have a customer relationship manager on YND’s side, whom we can talk to about anything. We put all our requests and wishes through him, and we have regular calls. He’s there for us for everything, and they’re also keen on helping us with other stuff. If there’s something on the side that has nothing to do with the main development, and if YND has the knowledge to get it done faster than we could, they’ll just do it. Our way of working together is amazingly good. They’re really interested in the project, and they’re leveraging their experience to help us save money. That’s quite unique. They not only do what we ask for; they use their outside perspective to give us better alternatives. This has helped us prevent what I’d call “beginner failures”.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No. I think that the collaboration is good for us as it is. Usually, even when a project is going well, I can identify parts that could be done better. In this case, YND did way more than they had to based on the contract. They’re really pushing us forward and helping us.

Do you have any advice for future clients of theirs?

Listen to them and try to learn from their experience.

4.5
Overall Score The price is fine, and everything is good. I’ll definitely recommend them.
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Especially in an agile project, it’s impossible for everything to go fine all the time. This is the best rating I would ever give.
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    A better price is always possible, but the price/performance ratio is definitely great.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They’ve made the experience even better than we thought.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I’ve only had good experiences so far, and I’ll definitely put them in the pool for any new projects, and recommend them to all our partners.

MVP Dev, Web Design, & Branding for Working Capital Provider

“They’re truly extraordinary.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Feb. 2019 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

YND helped establish a on-demand capital lending firm. They delivered the entirety of the client’s branding — from naming to logo — and designed their website along with the MVP of their loan application app.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Suzy Ferreira
CEO, Dinie
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

YND has delivered phenomenal work. On top of being extraordinary in their technical skills, they’re also exceptional in their collaborative mindset. They brought the client into their development process and maintained transparent lines of communication. They’re a skilled team and a true 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’m the founder and CEO of Dinie, and we provide on-demand capital for small businesses in Brazil.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with YND?

We relied on YND to develop our MVP. They also did all of our branding and design work.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They conducted our branding from scratch — they came up with our name, our color schemes, and logos. They even identified our corporate personality and target audience. They maintained consistency with these visual elements in designing our website and developing the actual app.

The app allows small businesses to apply for loans. They ensured that both the design and functionality of the platform were high-caliber.

What is the team composition?

I worked with around 10 people.

How did you come to work with YND?

I met them through a conference in Munich called Digital Life Design. They were showcasing a product they’d developed for another client. I had already secured a US-based vendor to take on my project, but after meeting them, I had to switch.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent somewhere between $100,000–$250,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together around February of 2019, and the project is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Their work has been extremely high-quality. From a technical perspective, they’re truly extraordinary.

They also showcased an amazing level of commitment from the earliest brainstorming and specification phases. They’ve felt like partners, as opposed to mere providers.

They’re extremely flexible at all times. They’ve truly worked with us, and we’ve learned from them in the process. They really bring you in to be a part of their work. There was an interchange of ideas before we launched into actual implementation, which reflected the extent of our collaboration.

How did YND perform from a project management standpoint?

They’re flawless on this front. We used both Trello and Atlassian.

What did you find most impressive about them?

I was most impressed by their collaborative skill. They brought us into their office to work with them. There were high-level discussions that demonstrated their genuine interest in our business. You never feel like you’re just offloading your development to another company because they become your true partner throughout the process. Their partnership approach is truly outstanding.

Are there any areas they could improve?

They could be stricter in terms of making us stick to a deadline. We want a partner to help us become tougher on ourselves because it affects our overall schedule if we’re lax about our progress.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Try to ideate together. Don’t go into it thinking that you’re simply outsourcing. Be 100% involved in the process.

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

Payment Solution Design & MVP for Travel Company

"Their ability to frame ideas into actionable items to develop is outstanding."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
Sept. 2016 - Dec. 2018
Project summary: 

Seeking to build a payment solution for restaurant travel expenses, a travel company hired YND. The team started from the ground up, building wireframes, creating stories, and integrating Stripe.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Hamburg, Germany
Ludovic Ciannarella
Director of Business Development, Wunder Mobility
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

With exceptional project management skills and technical expertise, YND produced an impressive, turnkey MVP solution. They offered value beyond their delivering the product, educating their client along the way. Their contribution was invaluable.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

At the time of the collaboration with YND, I was a program manager responsible for launching a new fast payment solution at Lufthansa AirPlus.

AirPlus is part of the Lufthansa group, and it provides a corporate payment solution for travel expenses. I was in charge of launching a new app-based product within the company, aimed at paying for business meals.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with YND?

They helped us develop the payment solution.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

YND designed and built the MVP version of the solution, and provided support implementing the solution at restaurants. The platform has a Stripe integration.

What is the team composition?

There was a core team of five people involved, though not everyone was full-time.

How did you come to work with YND?

They were referred to us by a partner company that had successfully launched different projects with them.

How much have you invested with them?

The total cost for development and support was €300,000 (approximately $330,000 USD).

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked with YND between September 2016–December 2018.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

As a corporation, we had no clue as to how to go about building a platform that connected restaurants and users. YND’s involvement was excellent. They were fast from the beginning, proactive in delivering their services, and super reactive in terms of support. Their efforts were extremely appreciated by our IT experts. 

In our view, YND is much more than a development agency. They delivered a turnkey MVP to us, which has been highly valuable.

How did YND perform from a project management standpoint?

Their project management skills were exceptional — they basically taught us how to work. We had daily reporting, and we worked in sprints. YND was organized with the most recent agile techniques. We used the Atlassian suite.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their ability to frame ideas into actionable items to develop is outstanding. They then offer reliable prioritization and fast execution. 

We started our engagement by asking them to develop a payment solution for restaurants. We gave them a blank sheet of paper, and they created wireframes and stories. They’ve done a great job educating us as a corporation. 

Are there any areas they could improve?

They could benefit from framing their value proposition in a better way, from a marketing standpoint. When we go on their website, it’s not obvious that they can provide turnkey solutions. Making themselves more visible and clearer on what they can offer would be a plus for them.

Do you have any advice for future clients of theirs?

My advice is to simply trust YND. We always wonder whether we’ll get value for money, and the beginning was challenging in this sense. They’re good advisers, and we can trust them, which is not something I could say for every app development agency.

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

Payment App Development for POS System Provider

"I’d describe it as a perfect experience."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
May 2019 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

YND developed an Android application as part of the client’s POS system. They worked on the project from beginning to end, including brainstorming, UX/UI, and design.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Berlin, Germany
Christian Scheper-Stuke
Product Manager, Orderbird AG
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

As a result of YND’s work, the client has a functional app and sold more copies than anticipated. They proved to be an excellent partner that brought unique ideas and lots of passion for the project.

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 Orderbird AG. I’m responsible for our payment product and Android app. We’re a POS company providing a cloud-based solution for iPads.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with YND?

In early-2019, we realized that there was potential in the market for “smart payment terminals” on Android. We brainstormed a bit and made a quick project plan, but we quickly realized that we didn’t have any Android development knowledge in-house. Because this was a new project, we didn’t want to hire any developers, so we got in touch with YND.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

YND really loved the project, and started working on the vision and pitch deck with us. 

The Android app includes POS features like boking items, closing a business day, and printing receipts. There’s something called “fiscalization” in Germany, so there’s a technical security entity that has to be built into the POS software. They took care of that aspect as well. 

They created the main design parts, and they had a good understanding of the UI/UX.

What is the team composition?

We started with three people on their side, we got up to five people at a certain point, but we’re back to three fulltime people now.

I was working on a different project initially, then stepped into this one. I quickly realized that I couldn’t handle the technical product ownership, so YND stepped in and gave us a technical product owner on their side.

How did you come to work with YND?

We’d done some projects with them in the past, and we had very good experiences. For this project, we didn’t even think about hiring another agency. They knew our products, and we knew them already, so we went for them.

How much have you invested with them?

The total cost of this project until the end of 2020 will be €420,000 (approximately $459,000 USD). 

What is the status of this engagement?

The official start was May 2019, and the collaboration is ongoing. We have a finished app that we’re already selling, but we still don’t have in-house Android engineers, so we’ve asked YND to maintain and further develop the app for us on a long-term basis.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Working with them was really easy and good. We shared the same vision from day one, and it felt more like YND belonged to our company rather than being a third-party vendor. 

The product is meeting the expectations of our customers. We were planning to sell 45 devices, and we’ve sold around 60 so far. I can’t say specifically whether that’s because the product is so great or because our sales team is so great, but I’ve talked with a lot of customers, and they were really happy with the product and with how easy everything is. It’s an absolute success for us.

How did YND perform from a project management standpoint?

They have very good planning and delivery processes. They typically deliver everything that is planned for a sprint. There have been just a few cases where something needed to be taken to the next sprint. I pulled the launch date to an earlier time at some point, and they made it happen. 

They made sure that we’d deliver what we promised to our customers, to our investors, and internally, and they did that perfectly. I realized at some point that I didn’t have enough resources to be a good technical product manager, so they got one of their people to do it.

What did you find most impressive about them?

The most impressive thing about them is how they share our vision and are so invested in our work. They poured their hearts and minds into designing a good setup and taking the right measures. They came up with the idea to copy our backend for development so that our running business wouldn’t be affected by what we were doing with the new product. We had a very good development environment. 

They didn’t do this for us – we did it together.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I couldn’t say. I’d describe it as a perfect experience. There were a few bugs, but we expected that. Running a product in a test environment is always different than having it out to customers, with different use cases. Overall, there was a very limited number of bugs, and YND fixed them right away.

Do you have any advice for future clients of theirs?

I don’t think that they’re cheap, but we also didn’t compare prices. They do the full project with the customer. They don’t just take user stories and transform them into a product. They actually write the stories with us, thinking about them, and making suggestions.

5.0
Overall Score We’re like a family, very open and transparent with each other. We’re comfortable challenging each other’s ideas.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    We always aligned on timing, and it worked out perfectly.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    No one in our company feels that it was too expensive or that we could’ve done it cheaper.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They delivered an awesome product.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    Anyone looking to get something developed in Berlin should use them. They’re not just a coding agency.

Web App Dev for Stochastic Optimization Software

"The team enabled us to deliver optimal source code to our client."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Oct. - Nov. 2017
Project summary: 

As a third-party partner, YND developed and designed a web application’s frontend. They coded in Python and tested the prototype before final delivery.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Vienna, Austria
Nils Löhndorf
Head of R&D, Quantego
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The web app exceeded expectations for its code quality. YND’s organization and responsive communication maximized results for the project’s shorter timeline. They were highly professional and delivered the solution promptly. Customers should not hesitate to communicate with the team.

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 head of R&D for Quantego. We develop software for the energy industry and work on algorithm modeling.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with YND?

We did not have in-house frontend developers and needed to deliver a web application for a client. We hired YND to develop the app’s frontend.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We provided the initial plans and YND designed the UI in an iterative process. They then developed the backend functionality on Python using the application layer we had supplied. Next, YND delivered a prototype. The team did testing and revisions before delivering the final version.

What is the team composition?

We worked with a project manager, one UX designer, and two developers.

How did you come to work with YND?

I received a referral and reached out to YND. The team responded quickly to schedule a phone call. During that conversation, we explained the project requirements and goals. Their mature approach and organized pipelines impressed us. We hired them because they would guide us through the whole process.

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked together from October–November 2017.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The app satisfied our specifications for functionality and design. Without YND, we couldn’t have completed the build. Their team enabled us to deploy a frontend for optimization code to our client.

How did YND perform from a project management standpoint?

We communicated via Slack, Basecamp, and video conferences. YND switched between the tools smoothly, depending on which platform was more appropriate for the issues and resources at hand. The team’s professionalism, organization, and communication skills were particularly impressive.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Although I haven’t worked with many frontend development vendors, YND was better than the others partners I had previously engaged.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No. YND exceeded our expectations for quality. The team was responsive and delivered on time.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Don’t hesitate to send them a message. Their quick replies benefited our project’s short timeline.

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
    I've already recommended them.

iOS & Android App Dev Updates for Performance Auto Chiptuning

"YND has taken full responsibility for the app and our metrics are now much better."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
3.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
2016 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

YND replaced an overwhelmed vendor to restore a malfunctioning mobile app, improving all of its functionalities. They’re in charge of version updates for both iOS and Android platforms, integrations, and more.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Munich, Germany
Kai Döhler
CTO, RaceChip Chiptuning GmbH & Co. KG
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

YND fixed all the issues that the app had when they came on board, and have anticipated several problems, going beyond regular maintenance contracts. Their experienced and reliable developers guarantee solid and well-planned results thanks to their smooth process and efficient project management.

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 RaceChip Chiptuning. We produce small systems that increase the power output of any car and truck. I’m responsible for all the software development, which includes our mobile apps that help people to fine tune the product to their car.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with YND?

We previously had a partner that handled several modifications and changes to the system during the lifecycle of our products. Over time, the app, as well as the API to our product, became very unstable and hard to maintain.

The agency wasn’t able to keep up with the development, which caused the software to malfunction. The mobile app had been in the market for several years, and every new version of our hardware and every additional change to the app made it worse and worse until there were too many problems with it. We needed another vendor’s help.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

YND identified the problems in our app and made it usable. The product is still in the market, with multiple releases on both iOS and Android. They wanted to develop a new product from scratch, so that’s currently in plans, but as of now, we’re discussing the details for the newest version of the app.

On the current version, both applications are native, written in C and Java. They’ve handled changes and continuous integration very nicely. According to our wishes, everything is running on our premises; it was remotely set up and they’ve included testing frameworks. They also incorporated New Relic as a warning system, so whenever apps are crashing or not installing properly, we get statistics. We can also see if any new versions of iOS or Android are causing problems somewhere in the world.

We have one standard piece of hardware that plugs into a car’s computer. The hardware gets fine-tuned to each specific car, motor, and year. The application contacts our server and the server then sends the specifics to the device through the mobile app, which is all very well encrypted. Once the initial setup is done, the app turns into a feature that allows people to update our tuning chip over the internet. It connects through Bluetooth and can change the drive settings. If it’s set to race mode, the car will have 30% more horsepower, or if the car owner is a bit short on cash, then it can be switched to eco-mode for saving fuel while cruising.

YND has incorporated all these configurations. They’ve managed the connections on all sides to the servers and to the Bluetooth. The challenge is mostly for it to be compatible with all Android and iOS devices that we support.

 What is the team composition?

They have a project manager assigned to us and several developers, including lead developers on Android and iOS.

How did you come to work with YND?

We have a common acquaintance who recommended YND. We challenged them to take over from our previous partner to resolve the issues we faced and to improve the codebase so that it’s maintainable. After our preliminary conversations with them, we realized how good they were. We had a test run and everything went great.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in 2016 and the partnership is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The app is free and supplementary to our products. It wasn’t working when they started, but they fixed it. They also solved the many problems that came along when Android devices updated, such as the security on the Bluetooth stack which came from Android 6 updating to Android 7. This pretty much broke our app on all mobile devices. They warned us beforehand when changes were coming and said that they were willing to look into it and go beyond the normal maintenance contract, which has been very helpful.

Overall, YND has taken full responsibility for the app and our metrics are now much better. Whenever something’s not working, I don’t have to explain it to them; they’ll actually apologize for not noticing it on their own. They’ve done a really good job.

How did YND perform from a project management standpoint?

They manage their own sprints and software lifecycle, but they include me in the whole process, keeping me up-to-date on things. Project management, planning, and internal structuring are all done by YND.

All project management is done in Germany, and it’s all very accurate and well planned ahead. There’s a bit of a communication gap between the office in Berlin and the office in Poland, which handles the development, but it doesn’t affect us. Deadlines aren’t always completed as planned, but they’re always transparent and deliver great quality. I know ahead of time if they aren’t going to make it thanks to their quick feedback.

Phone calls are their preferred way of communication, but since I like email, they’ve adjusted to my preferences.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They do everything from project management to hardware development, which makes them completely reliable. Out of the many mobile development companies I’ve worked with, they are certainly the most experienced developers. There’s so much internal knowledge at their disposal. Their staff includes specialists and architects, and their senior staff is as sharp as they come.

Are there any areas they could improve?

The communication issue can be slightly frustrating when things get lost in the forwarding process. We now have a communication triangle where I can contact the developers in Poland directly just to make sure this doesn’t happen. It would be nicer to get everything physically from one person that keeps you updated all the time, though.

Furthermore, if it was my company, I’d try to advertise myself a bit more. I know they’re great, but none of my fellow CTOs here in Munich have heard of them. They’re actually surprised when I tell them they’re really good and that they have big clients.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

My advice is to trust them. I came to them with burnt fingers from the last agency, so I tried to micromanage, control them way too much, and be restrictive on what they can and should do. YND knows their stuff, probably better than anyone does when it comes to mobile development.

4.5
Overall Score
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 3.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    The quality comes at a steep price. They’re expensive, but worth it.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
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Silver
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Business Entity
Business Entity Name
YND Consult GmbH
Status
Active
Jurisdiction of Formation
Germany
ID
HRB 162906B
Date of Formation
Sep 15, 2014
Last Updated
Jun 23, 2020
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Low Risk
Last Updated
Jul 8, 2020
Client Reviews
VERIFIED CLIENT REVIEWS
6
OVERALL REVIEW RATING
4.8
Source
Clutch
LAST UPDATED
June 19, 2020