Mobile development agency with a Product mindset

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Zipper Studios is a software product company that has a culture of working with a passion for quality and reliability.

 

We understand how important it is for you to work with people that you can always count on. That's why we consider that transparent and honest communication is a must, in our collaborations. Our company is composed of a strong team with great management and technical skills and a passion for software products. 

 

The ability to think outside the box and deliver great user experiences are some other key aptitudes we are focusing on. If you have an idea or a plan for a new application, don’t hesitate to reach out. We will analyze your needs in a short period of time and provide you multiple options so you can choose the best one for you.

 
$5,000+
 
$25 - $49 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2017
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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
headquarters
  • Septimiu Albini, 81
    Cluj-Napoca, CJ 400000
    Romania
other locations

Portfolio

Key clients: 
Fitness, Health, Finance, Medical, Social Media, Automotive and Artificial Intelligence
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AskData

With AskData users ask questions in natural language and find answers across all their data. Teams all over the world use Askdata to access their data, their way through natural language requests.

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Codex

The Codex app is designed like an adventure to give museums interactive tours that are made to teach and created to be remembered. 

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RunLive

With Runlive we built the world’s largest running group. Being that we are taking advantage of cutting edge technologies for enabling competitions between runners across continents, we wanted the runners to feel like they are running in the future, we achieved this through an amazing custom made user interface which is fast to react to the user’s inputs with micro interactions.

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FoodCourt

With Foodcourt we invisioned a new way of ordering food. Our client identified this need because at certain times of the day, the foodcourts in malls have long queues with people waiting in line for 10 to 30 minutes. Everybody browses their phones while waiting, so why not order directly from the phone and get notified when your order is ready?

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Heria PRO

With Heria PRO you can learn, track and analyse your calisthenics training. Get access to exclusive workouts and programs directly from Chris Heria. Create your custom workouts, track them and learn the right way to do them from Chris. View training history and powerful analytics.

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SmartPark

With SmartPark we reimagined the parking experience, helping you to find available parking spots. Navigate directly to the nearest parking spot based on your destination instead of circling around trying to find a free lone by chance. SmartPark works with both public and private car parks. • View all free / occupied public and private parking spots in the city • Search for parkings (with filters) • See parking hours and

fees • Navigate to a parking / parking spot • Pay with credit card or by SMS • Get an alert when your parking is about to expire and renew it with one tap
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King of the spot

Post videos or photos of your best tricks to be voted by the community as the king of the spot. Many extreme sports are practiced in certain spots like skate/dirt/snow parks or street spots. This competition has been going on between riders for a long time, offline or through video edits. We just made it more widely available and moved it to the digital world.

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SNP Network

A smart billboard ad network that uses Cryptocurrency and Blockchain.

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Building & Maintaining Booking Platform

“They’re more like a part of the company and less like an extension of my team.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
June 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Zipper Studios is building a hotel booking platform. They developed the front- and backends using AngularJS and AMP HTML. The team is implementing client- and server-side features.

The Reviewer
 
2-10 Employees
 
Madrid, Spain
Alin Lazar
Managing Director, GoHustly
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Internal stakeholders are pleased with the platform’s stability, speed, and design, particularly its UI. Zipper Studios takes ownership of their work by understanding requirements and managing expectations. Customers can expect a committed, caring partner with strong technical expertise.

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 managing director of GoHustly. We’re developing a booking engine for hotels.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Zipper Studios?

My company has outsourced all development of our hotel booking platform to Zipper Studios.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Zipper Studios built the front- and backends of my platform from scratch using AngularJS and AMP HTML. We’re using Firebase, and there are some cloud functions.

Zipper Studios developed backend features that allow hotels to list all of their room types, restrictions, rates, and so on, along with an availability calendar. We connected that to the frontend, where users enter information—including check-in and check-out dates, the number of people in the room, room type, and personal and payment information—to book a room.

What is the team composition?

I primarily worked with Zipper Studio’s CTO and project manager. They also assigned one designer, two developers, and someone who helped with staff management and paperwork. We had an extra developer at one point, but we realized we didn’t need him.

How did you come to work with Zipper Studios?

I had the chance to meet them in person while I was in Sweden. Their CTO flew there to visit me, and we discussed everything over a few days. We were on the same page, so I decided to work with them.

How much have you invested with them?

I’ve spent around $30,000 on their services so far.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with Zipper Studios in June 2017, and the project is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The system looks great; it has a very nice UI. It’s quite stable and fast, given that Google backs the technology we're using.

How did Zipper Studios perform from a project management standpoint?

They have understood everything from the beginning, and they provide the technical expertise I need. We had to change the project manager when he couldn’t cope with the requirements. However, before we could say anything, the CTO noticed and made the decision at the right time. We’re using Slack, Skype, email, and phone for communication, and Trello for project management.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their involvement is their most impressive attribute. They care about the project, and they help with not only developing the product but also selling it. They’re more like a part of the company and less like an extension of my team. They simply care.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I don’t think so.

Do you have any advice for future clients of theirs?

Clients should remain involved, weekly if not daily, and not just send requirements and expect results. It’s important to remain involved throughout the development process, unless Zipper Studios has a very clear picture of what the product should look like.

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

Native Android & iOS Dev for Data Analysis Platform

"Zipper Studios has been our partner for a core part of the platform."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Dec. 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Zipper Studios developed a native mobile app in Java and Objective-C. Using existing UI/UX designs, they created a chat functionality, multiple feeds, and push notifications. The project is ongoing.

The Reviewer
 
11 - 50 Employees
 
Rome, Italy
Giuseppe Ancona
CTO & Co-Founder, AskData
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The app has yet to launch, but the interface has received positive feedback from key stakeholders. Zipper Studios produces quality work on time through scrums, which they excel at. The team communicates often and delivers on promises, making for a trustworthy partnership.

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 and a co-founder of AskData, a startup aiming to simplify the interactions between humans and data. We help people search through data using natural language and using channels such as Slack, mobile and web apps, and other tools.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Zipper Studios?

We needed help to develop our mobile client for customers.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Zipper Studios is developing our mobile client. We’re designing the UI/UX, and Zipper Studios oversees the development of the mobile apps using that UI/UX. They’re building the apps as native using Java and Objective-C.
 
The platform has a chat feature that employs text-to-speech and speech-to-text functionalities. The interface provides a feed containing the information requested by the user or the information the system wants to send to the user. The main tab is a kind of social media feed that contains different information relevant to the user. We also have an agent chat tab and a push notifications system.
 
What is the team composition?

We work with 2–4 developers from Zipper Studios, depending on how many hours a feature requires and when we need it delivered. We prioritize key features. Filip (Co-Founder, Zipper Studios) is our main contact and lead developer. I don’t need to communicate with the other team members.
 
How did you come to work with Zipper Studios?

We were using freelance developers from Romania for our projects, and one of them recommended Zipper Studios to us. After one month of tests, we gave the team a contract.
 
How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent $25,000–$50,000 so far.
 
What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with Zipper Studios in December 2018, and the collaboration is ongoing. 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?
We’re working with a few companies now, and we’re also working with customers to improve the interface of the app. We’re still in the startup phase of the project, but the feedback on the interface has been generally good.
 
How did Zipper Studios perform from a project management standpoint?

Zipper Studios is performing very well. We use some tools to improve communication and project management, including Jira and Slack. We’re using a scrum methodology.
 
What did you find most impressive about them?

We’ve worked with other developers in the past without any success. Zipper Studios has been our partner for a core part of the platform.
 
Are there any areas they could improve?

Nothing comes to mind.
 
Do you have any advice for future clients of theirs?

Use scrum principles. Zipper Studios is an excellent company to choose for this type of work.

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

iOS & Android App Dev for Sports Tech Start-Up

“They’re the most professional offshore partner I’ve ever worked with, and they have phenomenal communication.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Nov. 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Zipper Studios took over app development, updating the iOS version by migrating the code to Swift, fixing bugs, and adding new features. They’re also building the Android version from scratch.

The Reviewer
 
2 - 10 Employees
 
Miami, Florida
Co-Founder, RunLive Inc.
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Zipper Studios is extremely organized and uses various tools to manage the project and maintain constant contact. They take time to understand project goals to develop the best product possible.

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 co-founder of RunLive Inc., a sports tech startup. Our first product is a running app that allows users to connect to each other in real time and run together, no matter where they are in the world.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Zipper Studios?

We had a firm build our iOS app, but we needed a new partner to improve the code and also build an Android version.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Zipper Studios migrated the iOS code from Objective-C to Swift, cleaning up the code and making it more stable. They fixed quite a few bugs and also added some new features and improved the UX. They built the Android version from scratch, implementing the same types of features found in the iOS version. The iOS app is currently available in the App Store, and the Android app is about 70% finished.

Users enter how far they want to run, and the app connects them with someone in real time to run with. The app has a built-in rewards store and live leaderboard, and users can even schedule runs instead of doing it at the moment. They can also invite people to join the app through a built-in feature.

What is the team composition?

They provide one main point of contact, three Android developers, and two iOS developers.

How did you come to work with Zipper Studios?

They were a referral. I met them and was confident they could do the work, so I hired them.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent about $80,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We partnered in November 2018, and the work is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Before hiring Zipper Studios, the iOS app was about 70% stable, but now it’s about 95%. They addressed concerns the previous developer wouldn’t, making the app more stable, sustainable, and scalable. Now that we’ve fixed some bugs and added features, users are spending more time in the app.

How did Zipper Studios perform from a project management standpoint?

They manage the team well and are highly organized, which makes my job much easier. We use Trello to manage tasks, Slack to communicate, and Fabric to track bugs.  They’re incredibly flexible, adjusting to my schedule and time zone.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They’re the most professional offshore partner I’ve ever worked with, and they have phenomenal communication. They follow up regularly and ensure the project is progressing smoothly, quickly addressing any concerns. Unlike other agencies, they take the time to understand our project goals and vision. They’re not just technically competent, but they also know how to make the best version of your product.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I can’t see any ways they could improve.

Do you have any advice for future clients of theirs?

Maintain open communication and give them as much information as possible. The more they know about your product, the better the partnership will be.

5.0
Overall Score I'd definitely work with them again.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They always meet deadlines and even sometimes finish early.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They’re flexible about pricing, and I get a lot of value out of my money.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    I don’t feel like I’m working with an offshore team—they’re always available.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

iOS/Android Design & Dev for Fishing Competition

"We launched successfully with very few delays."

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

Zipper Studios designed and developed a mobile application for a fishing competition.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Germany
Bogdan Sturza
CEO, The Lean Startup
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Zipper Studios completed the app within the given timeframe. Their positivity and enthusiasm set them apart.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

We create software for organizing fishing competitions.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Zipper Studios?

Momeala - create fishing competitions and follow live ranking

What were your goals for this project?

App to market

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

Recommendation

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

- design - iOS development - Android development - docker backend

What was the team composition?

7 developers + 2 qa. I did the product management.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We launched successfully with very few delays.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

i helped

What did you find most impressive about this company?

young and energetic people.

Are there any areas for improvement?

of course, they should always strive to improve

5.0
Overall Score no complaints
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    always answered my calls
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    would buy again :P
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    high quality delivery
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    i am already building a spin off

UI Concept Dev for Mobile App

"All agreed upon objectives were met and occasionally exceeded."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
June–Sept. 2019
Project summary: 

Zipper Studios helped develop the proof of concept for an end-user mobile application. The team built the platform’s UI concept, which included a product simulation.

The Reviewer
 
5,001-10,000 Employees
 
Vancouver, Canada
Alex Doaga
Sr. Technology Manager, Fleet Management
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

As a result of Zipper Studio’s efforts, the scope of full implementation is better understood. The team developed an understanding of the project's needs to direct efforts effectively and produce deliverables on time.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

We develop fleet management systems for specialized vehicle fleets. My role is to manage all engineering and product development activities including software and hardware.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Zipper Studios?

We needed a software development partner with experience in mobile as well as web development to focus on an an end-user application.

What were your goals for this project?

To produce a functional proof of concept for an upcoming tradeshow.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

They were recommended by a business partner.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

They produced a UI concept for the mobile app, including the simulation of the embedded device using a development board.

What was the team composition?

Project manager and software developers.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The project has given us a better understanding of the effort required for full implementation.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

Project management was handled via conference calls and email. Very effective in undersanding our needs and establising deadlines.

 

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    All agreed upon objectives were met and occasionally exceeded.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Development Augmentation for Work Management App

"We were really impressed with their proactive communication, which is usually the crux when outsourcing work."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Mar. 2016 - Feb. 2018
Project summary: 

Zipper Studios provided additional development and testing support to build a statistics analysis system (SAS). The solution would help businesses in the consulting and services industries manage their work.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Iulia Potra
COO, Silver Bullet Software
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

With Zipper Studios' support, the internal dev team was able to complete the solution on time. Zipper Studios was quick to integrate into the team's workflow style and were responsive throughout.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

We are a startup, building a SAS solution for work management in the services/consulting industries.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Zipper Studios?

As we were building our product, we needed extra development power, to help us develop certain features of our product.

What were your goals for this project?

Develop vacation management functionality for our SAS product.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

Zipper Studios were referred to us by partners that have worked with them before.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

They worked together with our team developing the vacation management component. the provided development and testing, including development of automated tests.

What was the team composition?

Team was composed of 2 web developers (intermediate level) and 1 QA resource.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We were able to complete the feature on time. This would not have been possible without their help.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

The project was managed from our side. Their team integrated quickly and seamlessly.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

We were really impressed with their proactive communication, which is usually the crux when outsourcing work. They did a great job!

Are there any areas for improvement?

Can't think of anything I would change.

5.0
Overall Score Will be happy to work with them again
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They were priced pretty much in the middle of the expected range for the Romanian market
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    Already did.
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Business Entity Name
Zipper Studios SRL
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Jurisdiction of Formation
Romania
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37227364
Date of Formation
Mar 17, 2017
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Last Updated
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Client Reviews
VERIFIED CLIENT REVIEWS
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OVERALL REVIEW RATING
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