Altamira

Holistic care for your digital solutions

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We provide solutions that make a tangible impact to our clients’ growth and productivity. With domain knowledge across product and technology development, we aim to provide cost-efficient solutions without compromising quality. We are driven to deliver the best, every single time.

We specialise in:

  • Technology consulting and continuous productivity improvement of software development
  • Vendor transfer utilising proven approach
  • Mobile and web product development and end-to-end delivery
  • Delivering Artificial Intelligence solutions to improve productivity and bring new capabilities
  • Fast and efficient team augmentation, whether in-house, outsourced, or distributed

We set ourselves apart by combining technical expertise with business acumen, creating long-lasting partnerships with our clients.

To us, your software is more than a code - it's a bespoke solution delivered with care by our team of digital nomads with a people-first approach, quality as a core value, and a strong commitment to your success.

Certifications

ISO 9001:2015
ISO 27001
$50 - $99/hr
50 - 249
2009
Locations
United States
16192 Coastal Highway, , Lewes, Delaware 19958
+13473051063
Slovakia
Záhradnícka 95, Bratislava, Bratislavsky 821 08
+421948656863
Ukraine
Instytutska St 19, Kyiv, kyiv 02000
+1 716 775 7507
Czech Republic
Boudníkova 2538/13, Prague, Praha 180 00
+420603853320

Focus Areas

Service Focus

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  • Software Development
  • IT Services
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Mobile App Development
  • Web Development

Client Focus

70%
20%
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  • Medium Business
  • Small Business
  • Large Business

Industry Focus

10%
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70%
  • Enterprise
  • Information Technology
  • E-commerce

Altamira Executive Interview

Tomáš Mašek
Tomáš Mašek
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What is your company’s business model–in house team or third party vendors/ outsourcing?
At the moment we are counting on our in-house team of specialists with the possibility of quick scaling to complete projects. However, if the need arises, we can cover the lack of expertise in certain areas with outsourcing. It happens quite rarely since we understand that our experienced and skillful specialists are our main resource.
How is your business model beneficial from a value addition perspective to the clients compared to other companies' models?
Our model allows us to promptly and professionally deal with our clients’ wide range of tasks, expanding our team while maintaining a high level of privacy and information security. Our way of doing business is based on complete transparency that allows us to reach mutual confidence and avoid misunderstandings that pose risks to a project. This is exactly what makes us different from a lot of other companies out there.
What industries do you generally cater to? Are your customers repetitive?
We work in various areas and quickly adapt to the new tasks, but our biggest expertise is in trading and Business Management Tools. These can be the most challenging ones, yet potentially world-changing spheres. We do not narrow our focus intentionally, but over the years, we repeatedly worked with specific projects, so we improved and gained invaluable experience.
Mention the objectives or the parameters critical in determining the time frame of developing a web app.
We think that the clarity of the business goals of our clients and the availability of this information to our development team directly impacts the timeframes of development. Based on the cooperation between the clients and the business analyst, we suggest software solutions that will benefit their business objective and solve their issues.
How much effort in terms of time goes into developing the front end and back end of a web app?
Our back-end to front-end ratio is 4 to 3. As previously mentioned, the majority of clients are business owners; therefore, most of their projects are related to business optimization. That’s why the back end portion of specialists is larger since the central part of the business logic is built on the backend.
What are the key parameters to be considered before selecting the right platform for a web application?
The platform is usually chosen based on the cost of development and maintenance as well as the app server load and the project’s scale.
Which platform and technologies do you prefer to use in development of your web apps?
We work with PHP and JavaScript programming languages and use frameworks like YII2 and Angular accordingly. These are the most common and effective technologies up to date. As for mobile development, it is Swift for iOS and Java for Android.
Do you offer website design templates or customised website design, and do you have a responsive website design?
We develop custom solutions individually for each of our clients. We don’t use templates because every client of ours has his/her personal goals, expectations, and requirements. Such an approach helps them further develop their authentic brands as website design should be tailored to fulfill the demands of each client. We might offer templates only for admin panels and ETL because the end-users do not see these systems, and it also reduces costs for our clients. And yes, we offer only responsive web design because 95% of users browse with their smartphones or iPads.
Which Content Management System do you prefer to use (Wordpress, Jumla, Drupal etc)?
We do not use CMS when we work on projects for our clients. Our way is to always offer our clients only a custom solution without plugins, extensions, and updates because only a custom solution can fit their business perfectly as it is developed for their specific needs.
Do you provide website maintenance services?
We provide limited support to our clients after the development is over. This is a common practice that helps to ensure everything works properly but at the same time without being tied to the finished project on a constant basis. Once development is over, our software works properly on its own.
What are the key factors that you consider before deciding the cost of a web application?
These are the most crucial things that have a great effect on the price: ● Functionality and its complexity ● Deadline ● Number of team members ● Security requirements ● Release models Clients without specific technical background don’t always understand factors that influence the overall cost of the project; for instance, for some adding a couple of entry fields to the registration form may feel like a simple thing to do. In truth, it requires additional user flows, epics, testing, or even integration of third-party services. Yes, with no specific technical knowledge, some of our clients cannot be aware of that. Our sales team tries to explain and talk over such nuances in detail and offer the most suitable solution specifically for the client’s business.
What kind of payment structure do you follow to bill your clients? Is it Pay per Feature, Fixed Cost, Pay per Milestone (could be in phases, months, versions etc.)
“Time & Material” payment structure is the one that we adapted to fit with our processes. We receive a payment for the completed work each month. To reduce risks for both parties, we agree on a deposit amount right from the start of work. There are, of course, times when a client may ask to change the payment structure. We’re always ready to discuss it and come up with an option that would make us both comfortable and secure.

Altamira Clients & Portfolios

Key Clients

  • Novartis
  • Boehringer Ingelheim
  • VUB Banka
  • Grubtech
  • Aquiline Drones
  • BDO
  • Pfizer
  • RedCloud
  • Union
  • SOLJETS
  • Global Pet Security
  • ZempCenter
  • CTRL Golf
  • Kantar Health
  • Eurofins
  • SkipCash
  • Slovak National Theatre
  • Red Planet
  • Slovak State Institute for Drug Control
  • Universal Edition
  • Roche
  • GSK
  • Bayer
  • Amgen
  • Sanofi
  • Merck
  • AstraZeneca

Slovak National Theater - Web Development
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Slovak National Theater - Web Development
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$50001 to $100000
20 weeks
Art, Entertainment & Music

We took over the maintenance, continuous improvement, and further development of the website for the most famous and largest Slovak cultural institution – Slovak National Theater.

SkipCash - Mobile Payment App
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SkipCash - Mobile Payment App
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$100001 to $500000
20 weeks
Financial & Payments

The SkipCash mobile payment app, which we are developing in cooperation with Develogics (backend) and Platform (UI/UX), is operated in Qatar, where common POS terminals are not widespread, providing "standard" card payments. SkipCash tries to solve this problem with a mobile payment app that replaces the payment terminal on the seller's side and replaces the payment card on the client's side.

Global Pet Security - Custom Mobile App for Dog Owners
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Global Pet Security - Custom Mobile App for Dog Owners
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$100001 to $500000
Ongoing
Consumer Products

Modern technologies can help owners take care of their dogs and keep them safe, and that’s how Global Pet Security was born. Our clients, the creators of Global Pet Security, are based in Ohio, US. The team has great connections with the local dog breeding community, and hence, is highly aware of difficulties dog breeders, and later pet owners, encounter while taking care of the animals. We have built three web applications and a mobile application for Android and iOS for a pet digital profiles company.

Mazaaks - Social Network for Video Creators
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Mazaaks - Social Network for Video Creators
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$10001 to $50000
20 weeks
Art, Entertainment & Music

Social application development centred on user-generated content related to fun and comedy. This content can either be images or videos, which users can create, edit, and publish in a fashion similar to popular social media applications such as Snapchat, TikTok, and Instagram.

CTRL Golf - Training App Powered by IoT
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CTRL Golf - Training App Powered by IoT
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$50001 to $100000
10 weeks
Social

CTRL Golf is an IoT mobile application that teaches users to play golf by individual recommendations. Thanks to the sensors set on the user's hand and special algorithms, the sensors catch the swing of the user, send this information to the application for analyzing and providing tips on how to improve the playing skills.

Bestyn - All-in-one Solution App for Local Businesses
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Bestyn - All-in-one Solution App for Local Businesses
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$100001 to $500000
17 weeks
Enterprise

The main aim of the Bestyn mobile app is to help people create a community of neighbors so that they could chat, arrange events, promote their businesses, be alert about the latest news, etc.

Visual Roadmap Tool - Project Management App
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Visual Roadmap Tool - Project Management App
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$50001 to $100000
20 weeks
Productivity

Our clients came to us to develop software that helps busy teams plan, collaborate, and track projects.

Previously, they managed multiple projects with hundreds of tasks inside. They tried to use different project management tools to organise the workflow and make it accessible to the team.

Nevertheless, they faced the same challenge each day — the project was too complex for one person to grasp. So, our client came up with the idea that sharing the vision is easier than describing tasks.

That’s how the idea of the Visual roadmap tool was born. It allows to easily visualise the project roadmap and share it with sales and marketing, production, customer support teams, stakeholders, and even your customers!

ZempCenter - Point of Sales SaaS Solution
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ZempCenter - Point of Sales SaaS Solution
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$100001 to $500000
20 weeks
Retail

Our client's digital solution is ZempCenter Retail, a Point of Sales SaaS solution providing an end-to-end business application. It offers POS, Inventory, Products, Reporting, and Employee/Supplier management.

On-Demand Service App - Booking for Gig Workers
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On-Demand Service App - Booking for Gig Workers
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$10001 to $50000
20 weeks
E-commerce

The Multifunctional On-Demand Service App connects people looking for work with those who need work done using geolocation. The Client came up with the idea to make an app that helps find people nearby who can deliver on-demand services. The Client chose us because he liked our portfolio and was referred by one of our former customers.

Fantasy Rugger - Web Platform for Rugby Fans
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Fantasy Rugger - Web Platform for Rugby Fans
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$50001 to $100000
20 weeks
Gambling

Gambling fantasy platform development that enables users to pick the teams and manage them through the rugby championship and win real money for the achievements of their favourite players.

Sea Guide - Social Network
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Sea Guide - Social Network
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$50001 to $100000
20 weeks
Travel & Lifestyle

Being avid fans of yachting, our clients are used to spending lots of time afloat. That’s when they felt the lack of specialised service for sea travellers. At that time, they had to use multiple apps and websites to prepare for the next trip: check the forecast, find restaurants nearby, discover fuel prices, etc. That’s how the idea was born – to collect all required information for sea travellers into one service: Sea Guide.

Online Casino - Web Platform
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Online Casino - Web Platform
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$50001 to $100000
20 weeks
Gambling

When the world encountered COVID-19, many offline-based businesses were forced to reconsider and restructure their activity. Our client, a German casino network, faced the same problem as they used to conduct business only offline. We created SaaS web platform for gambling powered by serverless architecture.

Auxyn - Social Network and Marketplace for Musicians
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Auxyn - Social Network and Marketplace for Musicians
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$50001 to $100000
20 weeks
Art, Entertainment & Music

Social network Auxyn development for musicians that connects listeners, producers, and musicians, helping aspiring artists share music and communicate directly with their fans and other producers.

Drophook - Web & Mobile Social Network
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Drophook - Web & Mobile Social Network
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$50001 to $100000
20 weeks
Social

From discovery to maintenance, we have implemented the US-based Client’s idea to life and delivered a mobile app for fishers, providing all necessary tools, starting from fish measures and ending with weather radars and navigational maps.

Surf & Yoga - Web Platform
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Surf & Yoga - Web Platform
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$50001 to $100000
20 weeks
Travel & Lifestyle

A web platform development that connects the vast community of surfers and yoga lovers and helps them search for an instructor to practice yoga or surfing in a list of destinations.

Village Kids - Freelancing & Booking App
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Village Kids - Freelancing & Booking App
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$10001 to $50000
20 weeks
E-commerce

Freelancing iOS app development that connects babysitters and parents. The Switzerland-based Client aims to help parents looking for a last-minute babysitter or trying to find a reliable nanny nearby.

SOLJETS - Inventory Platform For Aircraft Brokerage
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SOLJETS - Inventory Platform For Aircraft Brokerage
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$100001 to $500000
16 weeks
Financial & Payments

SOLJETS platform turned aircraft brokerage to a whole new level due to the intuitive comparison tool, an advanced catalog that united all aircraft by model, and range mapping service created to let customers check the flying range and specs of vehicles and find the perfect fit.

Aquiline Drones - Uber for Drones
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Aquiline Drones - Uber for Drones
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$100001 to $500000
30 weeks
Art, Entertainment & Music

With this App everyone can use a drone for entertainment purposes without spending a lot of money on its purchase and maintenance. 

The possibilities of on-demand drone services are endless. Users order drones in a couple of clicks and get a chance to monitor the perimeter, take footage of interesting objects or areas, or even film their party from above.

Ticker Tocker - Trading Streaming Social Network
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Ticker Tocker - Trading Streaming Social Network
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$500000+
48 weeks
Financial & Payments

We created for Ticker Tocket a Web, iOS and Android application that is a unique combination of the live streaming social network, educational portal, trading system and the community messenger. 

Time Will Tell – Social Messaging App
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Time Will Tell – Social Messaging App
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$10001 to $50000
22 weeks
Social

Mobile Messenger for iOS devices that locks photo or video messages into time capsules and sends them to the future to be opened at the appointed date.

Have you ever written a letter to your future self? Or sent wish cards to your friends with the request to open then on their Birthday only. Have you ever managed to keep yourself from opening those letters until the appointed date?

Red Planet - Corporate Website
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Red Planet - Corporate Website
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$0 to $10000
28 weeks
Business Services

Red Planet itself drives corporate and startup revenue growth by combining startup inventiveness, speed, and disruption with corporate resources, distribution, and brand power to create new digital solutions. Recently the company has been acquired by Deloitte. And we were happy to take part in their uprise.

Sparkle – Social Network and Video Chat
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Sparkle – Social Network and Video Chat
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$10001 to $50000
17 weeks
Social

Location-based Social Mobile App that turns strangers to neighbors. Sparkle Chat simply transforms public space and lets users discover and chat with people nearby.

The smartphone can be a great time killer while waiting for a bus or a friend or self-isolating in quarantine. You can dive into a game or scroll Facebook newsfeed. Sparkle Chat aims to transform time killing into time spending by preserving the fun and bringing new connections.

Here you can find public chats going on nearby or at your exact location and join them. Turning strangers into neighbors can bring a lot of benefits after all.

CourseRooms – Educational Platform
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CourseRooms – Educational Platform
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$10001 to $50000
30 weeks
Education

Educational web platform giving the instructors the possibility to share their experience and gain money, and students to learn new skills together with understanding the future perspectives.

Aviation Study Guide – Quiz App to Learn Aviation
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Aviation Study Guide – Quiz App to Learn Aviation
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$10001 to $50000
32 weeks
Education

Educational and testing platform for Apache pilots and military aviation students with massive learning base and easy-to-use quiz functionality for memorizing covered material.

The “Aviation Study Guide” app is the place where you can find all possible info on Apache AH-64D and Blackhawk UH-60A/L helicopters, as well as more models to come in the future.

Once you've obtained and studied the information you were looking for, you can test your knowledge through flashcards, suggested by the app, and check how well you studied. Aviation Study Guide features nice shuffling and easy to use options. In addition, you can review any questions that you were unsure of at the end of the test. The included forums and community publications will be helpful tools to ask for what you were not able to find.

Anywhere Fitness – Live Streaming Fitness App
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Anywhere Fitness – Live Streaming Fitness App
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$50001 to $100000
100 weeks
Social

It allows real-time workouts where sportsman interact with a trainer who can see their performance, provide immediate feedback and motivate them to keep going.

To start with, sportsmans can choose one of the dozens of training categories, whether it’s HIIT or Yoga. In addition, users can filter trainings by duration and difficulty level. These filters ensure that each user can find a suitable session in accordance with his/her physical fitness level.

On top of that users can check trainers’ profiles, read reviews about their performance and make an informed decision on whom to work with.

Once you have chosen the right training and coach, all you have to do is schedule session time But what makes Anywhere Fitness unique is the ability to schedule sessions a few days out or up to 10 minutes before the start time. This function is very handy in case of a travel.

Altamira Reviews

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Deveren Fogle

Honest, attentive, flexible, and cooperative.

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  • Overall Rating

Project Detail

$200000+
In Progress
Information Technology

Review Summary

Quick to respond, Altamira team turned potential headaches into opportunities for improvement, enhancing our educational product in ways we hadn't envisioned. Perhaps the most impressive trait was their adaptability, as they tackled unexpected challenges with ease. Everything promised was delivered just on time, which proves their commitment and reliability.

What was the project name that you have worked with Altamira?

ULURU

What service was provided as part of the project?

Software Development, App Designing (UI/UX), Artificial Intelligence

Describe your project in brief

Building a psycho-education platform that empowers families and students to navigate their academic journeys by providing tools and strategies for greater understanding and success.

What is it about the company that you appreciate the most?

Their employees seem to really want to go above and beyond. The team feels like true employees of my company.

What was it about the company that you didn't like which they should do better?

Nothing

David Paice

They work hard to solve problems and don't let you down.

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Project Detail

$50001 to $200000
Completed

Review Summary

The team from GBKSoft are very professional and the quality of their work is of a high standard and delivered on time and to budget. They are a great technical partner to have on your team. I strongly recommend them.

What was the project name that you have worked with Altamira?

Wellbeing tracking and collaboration mobile app development for children and young people with mental health and additional education, health and care needs

What service was provided as part of the project?

Mobile App Development

What is it about the company that you appreciate the most?

They work hard to solve problems and don't let you down.

What was it about the company that you didn't like which they should do better?

Consistency of personnel used on the project

Yomi O

Experienced Professionals Producing Top Quality Product

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  • Communication
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Project Detail

$10001 to $50000

Review Summary

Fantastic experience working with Project manager Julia Leyleyko, Business Analyst Iuliia Snizkho and the rest of the team. Brilliant regular communication whilst thoroughly understanding the requirements and scope of my project and sharing my vision. I can't recommend them highly enough and look forward to working with them in the future!

GBKSoft has made technical issues approachable and understandable whilst presenting new solutions and ideas to enhance the development process and product UX. My product is in social tech and the teams' extensive experience in the field has come in handy when tackling relevant issues. I am very pleased with the time estimation for project delivery and the adherence to meeting all deadlines.

What service was provided as part of the project?

Mobile App Development

What is it about the company that you appreciate the most?

Communication has been the top strength of the team as they know how to communicate regularly and effectively whilst asking the correct questions and allowing me space to do the same.

What was it about the company that you didn't like which they should do better?

N/A

Villem Tamm

Fast and reliable, good quality

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Project Detail

$0 to $10000

Review Summary

Even though our project was low-budget, I always felt that my business is important. GBKSoft was responsive, professional, fast. The end result met or exceeded our expectations. Communication throughout our interaction was spot on. I can easily recommend them.

What service was provided as part of the project?

Mobile App Development

What is it about the company that you appreciate the most?

Reliable

What was it about the company that you didn't like which they should do better?

n/a

Darrel F

Great Company, High Value

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Project Detail

$10001 to $50000

Review Summary

Worked with GBKSoft for a mobile app, iOS & Android. They did a great job.

What service was provided as part of the project?

App Designing (UI/UX), Mobile App Development

What is it about the company that you appreciate the most?

Quality & Price

What was it about the company that you didn't like which they should do better?

Flexibility with payments could be improved

Alexander Frederiksen

By far the best consultancy company I've worked with!

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$10001 to $50000

Review Summary

After 15 years in the field of social networking and working with large amount of developers I can hereby sign on that GBKSoft has been the best. If ever any questions or references needed send an email to [email protected]

What service was provided as part of the project?

Mobile App Development

What is it about the company that you appreciate the most?

100% professional and very well trained staff. 24/7 responsive management.

What was it about the company that you didn't like which they should do better?

I hope they could just expand/grow faster so that we can send them more of our work.

Andrew Thompson

Branding, Logo, and UI/UX mockups

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Project Detail

$0 to $10000

Review Summary

GBK was excellent to work with. They are very thorough and transparent in their approach to each project and deliver high quality results.

What service was provided as part of the project?

App Designing (UI/UX)

What is it about the company that you appreciate the most?

they are thorough and transparent in their approach to each project

Camelia Esmaili

Excellent

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Project Detail

$0 to $10000

Review Summary

GBKSOFT has excellent tech capabilities and communication expertise. I highly recommend the company to anyone looking for budget-friendly excellent digital UX Project development with a human-centric approach. A team is dedicated to each project to ensure all tasks exceed client expectations. Valeria handled our project, it was such a relief to get that project development and completion managed by her. She was receptive and listen carefully to deliver the best with the assigned designer. It was made in time. Although we amend the material quite a lot to ensure best fit out. It was each time precise and consise. Excellent! I look forward to working with GKBSOFT again!

What service was provided as part of the project?

Mobile App Development, E-commerce Development

What is it about the company that you appreciate the most?

Delivery of UX-friendly designs with project management communication coordination and budget-friendliness combined.

What was it about the company that you didn't like which they should do better?

to include video editing services

Ryan Crawford

Quality development and fantastic communication

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Project Detail

$50001 to $200000

Review Summary

We started out looking for a website dev shop that would be communicative, professional and leverage established technologies to build us a website. After interviewing multiple US based and International firms, I discovered GBKSoft. Having worked with a number of offshore development companies over the years, I have experienced numerous projects that suffered from poor communication, poor project management and underestimation (time and $).

So I proceeded with some caution as we started our website development project. Right from the start, I was impressed with their communication, well written and verbose project documentation as well as the organization skills of the project manager. They use industry tools to collaborate and document progress as well as actively communicate with the client. At no point in the development process did I feel unaware of the progress or the budget/timeline was tracking. They are very good at cost estimation and time estimation, a skill which can be hard to come by in software development.

Our experience with the website development was so positive that we decided to embark on another, much more ambitious (multi-year) development effort with GBK. This project that was a first to market technology for our industry that was loaded with logic calculations and complexity to produce valuations based on a multitude of changing factors. The specifications process alone took 6 months in which time GBK documented every aspect of functionality in great detail prior to writing any code. It was the most comprehensive and well written spec doc I had been delivered in years!

The project took an additional 18 months to complete and GBK provided not only the development, but also the critical thinking and logic suggestions that go into building a complex web app. In many cases, the process felt very collaborative. They also kept the same developers staffed to our project through the build. This ensured that we could implement changes very quickly without waiting for new developers to be on-boarded. Our project manager was highly communicative at all hours and we used tools such as Trello and Slack to stay in constant communication and manage the project tasks.

Over the years, my team has even travelled the GBK office in Kyiv on multiple occasions to visit the development team and have onsite workshops to clarify development needs and requirements. GBK accommodated us on each visit and went above and beyond.

I many ways, this dev project has been a wonderful partnership and not just a "for-hire" project team. I would highly recommend them to anyone for any size project.

What service was provided as part of the project?

Web Development, App Designing (UI/UX)

Martin Sherman Marks

Six months with GBK solved a problem that had occupied us for ten years

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Project Detail

$50001 to $200000

Review Summary

Our small business has struggled for more than a decade to find a software solution to manage the processes of our niche industry as manufacturers of highly customized construction materials. We've spent tens of thousands of dollars testing existing products, but everything has been either totally unable to adapt to our workflow, a clunky glorified Access database with a UI so slow to work with that it's not worth the bother, or more often both. I have some background in web development, enough to mock up a few skeletal pieces of a larger application that were enough to convince me that a better solution was possible - if we had the time and money to create a custom application, which I was sure we didn't.

And then we heard about GBK. From the earliest conversations with them last summer, I was impressed by their professionalism. They asked excellent questions and very quickly grasped the complexities of our business and industry. When they quoted us a price and timeframe, the numbers were excellent - they proposed to have a minimum viable product ready in just six months, for a price competitive with buying off-the-shelf business software - but I, jaded as I was by years of sales pitches that never delivered, took those numbers with a grain of salt. When was the last time a software project came in on time and on budget, after all?

Well, it turns out the answer to that question is "January". That's when GBK completed the designated scope of work right in the proposed six month timeframe, and indeed came in slightly under budget. This was possible because their highly competent and communicative project managers and business analysts worked closely with me to work through every contingency. I have a good head for thinking through a workflow and identifying issues before they happen, but GBK's team put me to shame on that front. There were no unanticipated delays precisely because they were so good at anticipating what would delay us. The hardest thing I had to do in the entire process was just to keep up with their tremendous productivity.

I only wish our budget was unlimited, so that we could continue working with them on this project indefinitely. It's been a phenomenal experience. The new software is now being implemented and we expect it to pay for itself within just two or three years through reduced quality issues and improved productivity and morale. The user interface is elegant, attractive, and thoughtfully designed at every level; no clicking through eighteen different forms just to accomplish a single daily task, as with so many of the solutions we've seen. They even managed to implement what I'm fairly sure is an almost entirely unique in-browser PDF editor connecting PDF annotations to database objects - a feature which is, on its own, going to make an entire department noticeably more productive while also eliminating several possible sources of errors. The end result fits our business like a glove, and all for a price that was within the reach of even our small business.

In the end, it was probably good for us to search fruitlessly for a solution so long, since it forced us to think through our business logic more than most companies do. Still, I wish I could go back in time to tell myself about GBKSoft in 2010. The least I can do is make sure others know how much time and frustration they can avoid by working with such a professional, competent team of web development experts.

What service was provided as part of the project?

Web Development

What is it about the company that you appreciate the most?

Top-notch project management and incisive analysis of business logic keep them on time and on budget. They don't bat an eye at even the most unusual ideas, and treat them as challenges instead of obstacles. And they deliver all of this at a price which is more than competitive.

What was it about the company that you didn't like which they should do better?

There was some turnover on their business analysis team which occasionally meant I had to explain concepts more than once; it's possible that they could improve retention in that department. However, good project management meant that the disruption to the project was minimal.

Raphael Lasry

A competent team I trust and rely on everyday.

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  • Quality
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Project Detail

$10001 to $50000

Review Summary

I've been working with GBK for some time now and I have never worked with a company as competent and reliable as GBK. Every member of their team is knowledgeable, professional, and personable. GBK's goal is not just to develop software but to also help you succeed and will do whatever they can to help you succeed.

What I've found most impressive about GBK is their project management and their estimates. Their project managers are super stars and their estimates are spot on every time. They clearly know what they are doing.

My most recent project with GBK was a Google Chrome Extension and they did an amazing job.

I highly recommend GBK for customer software and mobile app development.

What service was provided as part of the project?

Mobile App Development, Web Development

What is it about the company that you appreciate the most?

I most like the fact that I can absolutely rely on GBK to get the job done properly the first time without any micromanaging.

What was it about the company that you didn't like which they should do better?

Everyone and every team can always improve. But from my perspective they are prefect and I've never had any issues.

Bernard Hanratty

Excellent custom software development at GBK Soft

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Project Detail

$200000+

Review Summary

GBK Soft have proved to be a trusted partner in the development of my cloud based Regulatory Tech solution for the Governance Community. They have a sophisticated client management structure that allows the developers get-on with code development and the project manager / business analyst worked with me on the solution architecture

What service was provided as part of the project?

Mobile App Development

What is it about the company that you appreciate the most?

Client management and the range of skills that they had available within the firm

What was it about the company that you didn't like which they should do better?

The team was excellent. I experienced some turnover of project managers in the early days, but my ultimate project manager was the highest quality of all

Niall Sherry

Flexible Development & Fast Response-Times

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Review Summary

GBKSoft were great to work with. We had a project that we wanted to turn around quickly and they did everything in their power to make that a reality. From sourcing developers, to the Project Manager getting an understanding of our business goals GBKSoft were great partners. The team were flexible and responded quickly to unforeseen changes and new requirements that cropped up due to external criteria.

What service was provided as part of the project?

Web Development

Esther Bloch

GBK is a great software development company

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Review Summary

We have worked with GBK for a few years now and our app is beautifully developed. Minimum Crashes. The Staff and managers at GBK are a pleasure to work with.

What service was provided as part of the project?

Mobile App Development, Testing Services

Garrett Reynolds

Excellence and flexible

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Review Summary

GBKSoft have been our outsourced development team for over 5 years and they have consistently gone beyond what I have expected of them. They are skilful, well organised, prompt & courteous and are led by a team headed by Alexandra & Lena who define professionalism.

Their PM’s are excellent and are always available and really push the project along at a great pace.

One of the reasons that we started using GBKSoft was price but the flexibility they gave us in easily adjusting the numbers of team members gave us greater flexibility in our cash flow allowing us to pivot much more easily then if we had the constraints & cash commitment to an in house team. I would highly recommend GBK whether you are a startup or an established company.

What service was provided as part of the project?

Mobile App Development, Web Development