Cogniteq

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Cogniteq is a professional software agency delivering custom solutions for SMBs and enterprises. More than 120 Cogniteq software engineers have vast expertise in Internet of Things application development. Our IoT experts use the most cutting-edge technologies to guarantee compliance with industry standards and regulations and cover all components of an IoT architecture. We adhere to our partners' processes and standards while undertaking proactive position in consulting and optimizing the project work.

Certifications

ISO 27001
$25 - $49/hr
50 - 249
2005
Locations
Lithuania
Vilkpedes g. 22, Vilnius, Vilnius LT-03151

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  • Software Development
  • Mobile App Development
  • Web Development
  • IoT Development
  • Web Designing (UI/UX)

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  • Small Business
  • Medium Business

Industry Focus

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  • Healthcare & Medical
  • Education
  • Financial & Payments

Cogniteq Executive Interview

Mikita Kot
Mikita Kot
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Please introduce your company and give a brief about your role within the organization.
Cogniteq is a custom software development company that offers a wide range of mobile and web development services, with a special focus on IoT and Healthcare solutions. Our headquarters is in Lithuania and we have several offices in Eastern Europe. The company took its first steps into the market more than 15 years ago. We have demonstrated steady and continuous growth ever since. Our team now includes more than 100 talented developers, and we’re working with customers from all over the world.

As the CEO of Cogniteq, I’m happy to see the company moving forward and to be a part of its success.
What is the story behind starting this company?
I joined Cogniteq as Head of the Sales Department, at a time when the company had already developed strong expertise in developing mobile apps and the market for mobile solutions was skyrocketing. We were one of the first companies in the region to provide both iOS and Android app development services, and the boom in mobile solutions gave us the resources and opportunities to broaden our capabilities and expand into whole new fields.

I’m proud to say now, as CEO of the company, that we offer not only mobile app development but also full-fledged software solutions, including enterprise software, as well as consulting services.
What are your company’s business model–in house team or third party vendors/ outsourcing?
All the solutions we develop for our clients are built by in-house employees only. We think contracting freelancers on-demand basis makes it hard to guarantee the desired result. Furthermore, freelancers lack company mission and are more concentrated on earning here and now whereas our approach in building client relationships is different. We focus on creating a long-term partnership that is mutually beneficial to the growth and success of both parties.

Working with our own well-vetted developers means we are aware of every risk and accountable for every decision we make. We’re working hard every day to maintain our top-notch reputation, and that means building a relationship of trust, responsibility, and solid communication with every client.
How does your company differentiate itself from the competition?
One of our main priorities is clear and timely communication with our clients. Our business processes are fully transparent and flexible. Unlike a lot of offshore software companies, we’re not just selling our developers’ time; we’re offering our expertise. We do our best to deliver solutions with the highest possible value to our customers, and we help them adapt their business ideas to current trends in the IT world.

You could say we’re a one-stop-shop. We offer consulting services, build solutions from scratch, create unique UI/UX, and support and maintain apps after their release. Our clients can count on us to work with them through every stage of the software development cycle, and we take responsibility for the results.
What industries do you generally cater to? Are your customers repetitive? If yes, what ratio of clients has been repetitive to you?
We’ve already completed a lot of projects in the eLearning, Healthcare, Social networking, and Financial spheres. And we’re actively developing these directions on an ongoing basis.

I realize that the majority of our ongoing projects are with clients that we’ve been working with for a long time. As I said, we aim to build long-term and mutually beneficial cooperation with our customers, and today we’re happy to see that this strategy is really working for us. Some of our clients started with Cogniteq more than 7 years ago and still trust us with the future of their products.

Working closely with our sales team, we’ve taken a deeper dive into this question, and we figured out that 82% of our first-time clients have returned to us for a new project or to update software we’d previously built for them. And what’s more, many clients recommend Cogniteq to their business partners and friends.
Please share some of the services that you offer for which clients approach you the most for?
Cogniteq started its business journey by offering mobile development services. And today that’s still the field where we have the richest experience and the biggest number of clients. But we’ve also developed solid expertise in the burgeoning IoT industry, and we’re constantly building our knowledge of this quickly evolving part of the market, as well as expanding our already impressive portfolio of IoT solutions and customers. The other field where we’ve grown extensive experience is Healthcare development. As digitalization is one of the highest priorities in the healthcare sector these days, Cogniteq helps hospitals, laboratories, etc. develop software solutions that make their operations more efficient.
What is your customer satisfaction rate according to you? What steps do you take to cater to your customer’s needs and requirements?
The heart of our account management strategy is ensuring that we get timely and detailed feedback from our clients. From the beginning, we assign each client an Account Manager who stays in touch with them at all times, who knows the current status of the project, and who is always ready to answer questions or help to implement the client’s suggestions.

Of course, there’s always room for improvement, so when the project is over, we conduct an interview with each client to get their honest observations and opinions about how our collaboration went. That feedback from customers helps us to meet client expectations and deal with new challenges even more smoothly next time. I think our willingness to make changes demonstrates our openness to suggestions.

Based on the clients' feedback information and estimate that we have a customer satisfaction rate of 91%.
What kind of support system do you offer to your clients for catering to their queries and issues?
Everything depends on the peculiarities of the project and the client’s requirements and expectations. We’re capable of providing 24/7 support, and we have the resources to respond to all inquiries in a timely manner.
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.)
Once again, here everything also depends on the project. We always try to listen to the client’s needs and demands. The majority of companies that have large, long-term projects prefer the “per milestone” model. We prefer working Agile. Cogniteq team develops detailed backlogs for each sprint to showcase the results, and to help our clients understand what they get at each step of the development.
Do you take in projects which meet your basic budget requirement? If yes, what is the minimum requirement? If no, on what minimum budget you have worked for?
This is an interesting question. Actually, I can’t say that we set any sort of minimum budget requirement for clients if they want to work with us.

Having worked as Head of the Sales Department for many years, I noticed that clients with huge budgets for software development are typically really careful about choosing a new key vendor. Very often they want to test the company before starting full-scale cooperation. So they give the vendor a project with a small scope as a trial task. It helps them understand how the company conducts communication with clients, how it copes with challenges, what approaches to reach business goals it takes, etc. As a rule, these kinds of things are quite difficult to determine at the presale stage, but these assignments help them understand whether they’ll be comfortable working with us on bigger projects.

As I’ve already mentioned, our primary goal is not to make money on the client here and now, so we don’t implement requirements such as a minimum budget in our strategy.
What is the price range (min and max) of the projects that you catered to in 2020?
We worked with a variety of projects in a price range of $5000–$500,000. As we usually prefer the “per milestone” model, these amounts were paid not all at once but in increments over a year.
Where do you see your company in the next 10 years?
Today we’re seeing steady growth, and we hope to continue that positive trend, obviously. We expect that in the next 10 years, Cogniteq will strengthen its position as a niche and regional leader in Mobile and IoT development, as a company that the best talent on the local market aspires to join. We believe that our growth will continue and we will open new sales.

Cogniteq Clients & Portfolios

FullPlate - mobile app for restaurants
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FullPlate - mobile app for restaurants
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24 weeks
Consumer Products

FullPlate is a COVID-19 compliant mobile app for restaurants and their clients. Our team was responsible for completely redesigning the app, developing the admin dashboard and creating a plethora of new features.

FullPlate is available for iOS and Android platforms and is aimed at both B2B and B2C audiences.

The admin dashboard is a web application that helps food-service establishments run their business online. After creating a profile for their restaurant, they can add descriptions, update menus and prices, upload photos and reviews, etc.

The panel also functions as an order management system. Restaurant employees can log in through any device and manage user orders.

Our primary goal was to make the app as user-friendly for the B2C audience as possible. Users simply enter their current location in the app to view all the dining options available in the area and information about them. They can then choose the most suitable way of ordering their food: no-contact home delivery, take-out, or booking a table.

Today, the FullPlate app is a high-demand trending product that has hit the American market and won approval from both the public and the medical community.

Coffee Roasting Mobile Apps (IoT)
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48 weeks
Manufacturing

Our team developed two different coffee roasting IoT apps for iOS and Android platforms

The apps were built for IKAWA, a UK-based company engaged in manufacturing and selling two types of coffee roasters – high-tech professional and regular home machines. In order not to develop a similar functionality twice, our experts created a common app core with basic functionality (IKAWA Home version). The IKAWA Pro version includes some extra features.

Our key priority was to create the most convenient functionality for coffee enthusiasts who can customize the coffee roasting recipes exactly how they prefer. The apps allow setting very precise coffee beans roasting. Users can create their own roasting recipes by either putting points in the Roast Graph or prescribing the time and temperature for each point.

With our applications, IKAWA achieved a significant increase in sales revenue. Moreover, the growing popularity of IKAWA coffee roasters boosted the development of new versions of the machines.

Chelsea FC Hospitality app
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Chelsea FC Hospitality app
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37 weeks
Media

Cogniteq developers created an official mobile application for fans of the world-famous Chelsea FC.

The app for the guests of Chelsea FC has rich functionality that helps them plan their visit to the game at the stadium and also enhances their experience. The range of its features includes exclusive offers, travel assistance, match schedules, weather forecasts, profiles of all Chelsea players, the latest club news about matches, scores, and club events. 

Users of the app also have access to a hospitality guide. This guide covers such issues as menu and wine list, information about the staff responsible for catering and hosting, guides on hotel rooms and business meeting halls, dress code and others.

The Chelsea FC Hospitality app has managed to gain thousands of satisfied users among both season ticket holders and guests of Stamford Bridge. After the app was launched, the club noted a significant improvement in the quality of guest care at their facilities.

Power Metering Apps for Cyclists
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Power Metering Apps for Cyclists
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29 weeks
Other Industries

Cogniteq had a task to develop four IoT apps for Android and iOS intended for cyclists.

We built two new Android apps based on the old one, improved its design and created two separate apps for iOS users. For Android applications, there was an important requirement to leave the core of the old code and separate its contents into a library for reuse. 

The apps are able to recognize the sensor, connect it to a mobile phone via Bluetooth, receive data from the strain gauge, store data locally in a special format, synchronize data with the server.

The apps also enable users to calibrate the sensor and check for bootloader and firmware updates. Some versions of the app provide the possibility to register a user. The server side interprets the data and generates visuals and reports.

As a result, TeamZWATT reported a significant growth in strain gauge sales. The development of the applications also made it possible for the company to launch new lines of products under its brand-name.

App for remote control of household appliances
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47 weeks
Other Industries

EnvirON is an IoT iOS app for remote control of household appliances.

This app is designed to be the best and easiest way to operate any device you might have in your home, including TVs, music systems, lights, kitchen appliances, door locks, wireless light switches, or remote controls.

The way EnvirOn works is exceptionally simple: the app uses Bluetooth to connect to hubs that link devices on a home automation network and control communications among them. Hubs provide seamless communication between iPhone / iPad and smart home devices. Users need to purchase some special hardware to exploit the EnvirOn app. At least, it is necessary to buy the EnvirOn Hub.

EnvirOn does not require Wi-Fi to work. It means the app can be used anywhere, for instance, at schools, healthcare institutions, etc.

EnvirOn has become one of the best disability-friendly apps and has helped the company to bring EnvirOn Hub hardware to the disabled assistive devices market.

Mobile banking app for a major Kazakhstan bank
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59 weeks
Financial & Payments

Having robust expertise in FinTech, Cogniteg developers built a mobile banking app for a major Kazakhstan bank.

Our experts designed features that allow users to make payments, top up the balance of Altyn cards, transfer money from a card to a bank account or any other card. The app makes it easier to move money between Altyn cards and externally linked ones: a user needs to enter CVV / CVC codes.

The app also provides 24-hour access to accounts, account histories, and transactions, bills and mortgage payments, international money transfers. Via the app, it is possible to open accounts and deposits, to issue loans and credit cards.

Thanks to reliable tools of authentication including verification by SMS code, fingerprint, and ID scan, the introduction of one-time passwords to confirm transactions and the use of the 3D Secure technology, we achieved complete data protection

The Altyn-i app became the first mobile banking app in Kazakhstan. Money transfers have become simple and fast.

Online learning platform Teleseminar
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Online learning platform Teleseminar
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52 weeks
Education

Our team built a large eLearning platform that has iOS, desktop, and web app versions.

The online learning platform contains a great number of video seminars for those who are interested in getting professional knowledge in different spheres.

All the versions of the platform have such features as honesty detection to prevent users from cheating, copyright protection, user authentication and multi-language support. 

When a course is completed, a user gets a certificate. Our experts also integrated a payment service to allow users to pay for courses directly on the platform.

In addition, we developed a separate desktop application for professors to upload video lessons and tutorials that they prepare for students.

The company got a full-fledged app, which led to increased customer loyalty and acquiring new customers. The application is becoming increasingly popular among Belgians. The platform already contains hundreds of training courses and their number is growing.

Live streaming app for iOS and Android
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58 weeks
Art, Entertainment & Music

Cogniteq built a live TV Android and iOS streaming app for broadcasting on-demand videos and live streams.

We created this app for Daystar Television Network that is a US-based Christian TV network. The main thing that makes Daystar different from a portal with internet television is the way content is delivered to the user. In the app, the signal is shaped at the place where the event is taking place.

For broadcasting on-demand videos in our app, we used standard components: MPMoviePlayer and AVPlayerViewControlle. They can easily play MP4 files via the indicated HTTP URL. 

Daystar also provides the possibility to record and re-watch any videos, as well as to return to the most interesting moments chosen by editors and other users. Moreover, we integrated a system of copyright protection into the app.

As a result, we can observe a significant growth in Daystar’s unique users per month. The app offers the highest quality of video and functions without interruptions.

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Bahador Katouzian

Cogniteq is a team of professionals

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Cogniteq team helped us with Web development, and we're completely satisfied with the result. Should there be a project that we can’t cover with our internal resources, we will definitely reach out to Cogniteq for a quote again.

What service was provided as part of the project?

Mobile App Development

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

Cogniteq is a team of professionals who were clear, responsive, and competent during our work. The team worked ahead of the schedule, we could see the progress during calls and all the feedback on the project status from the PM was clear and comprehensive.

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

Sometimes Cogniteq was a bit pushy in getting our feedback on different questions/clarifications. Since we are very busy internally, in some cases, we need more time to discuss and get back to the team. However, Cogniteq persistence helped speed up our actions and made the project move forward.

Matthias Ulrich

Helping out at peak times

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$0 to $10000

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Cogniteq is a reliable and capable resourcing partner for us. We have a very good contact and get fast responses even even to the shortest requests. We appreciate the uncomplicated and efficient way of dealing with Cogniteq.
Overall we have always been satisfied with the developers we got from them. They were easy to work with and did a great job.
We will continue to work with them for sure!

What service was provided as part of the project?

Software Development

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

Three things we like best: - trustworthy partner - high quality of developers - uncomplicated handling

Dorothy Ryan

Very high standard of work

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We needed to augment our team to work on some client projects, and Cogniteq was a great and reliable partner for us. They provided us with a senior designer who was creative, reliable, a pleasure to work with and produced really intelligent design solutions for complex problems. The work was of a very high standard and communication was second to none. I would highly recommend using Cogniteq and have no doubt that we will continue our partnership in the future.

What service was provided as part of the project?

Mobile App Development

Peter Curtis

Easy communication and solid project management

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We already have a rather long-term communication with Cogniteq and are going to continue our cooperation. The team developed for us a mobile app for iOS and Android, it’s a social network for dog owners. In general, everything was pretty good with some small issues which have been greatly improved during our period of work.

What service was provided as part of the project?

Mobile App Development

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

It’s comfortable and pretty easy to work with Cogniteq. The company offers competitive prices and a good quality of services. We’ve managed to establish solid ways of working but I believe that for our future project we will move forward in making all the processes even more comfortable for all of us.

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

So, in general we are satisfied with this cooperation and we will definitely continue our work together. However, as it is typical for any supplier-customer relationship, originally we had some issues in communication. These have been significantly improved from what we had but there is still some space for improvements. We’d like to know more about any potential problems that may occur within the development process in advance. Having all the information beforehand is much better that finding it our after something has already happened. At the very beginning, we had some concerns related to the skill level of 1 or 2 developers but those issues were resolved. All in all, we are quite happy.

Liselotte Honig

We highly recommend this excellent and reliable software development partner!

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Cogniteq developed our MVP for iOS and Android (released in app stores in Q2/Q3 2021). The workflow was effective and efficient and the communication was great. Their feedback about how each solution affects the cost and quality was very helpful to us as a startup. The MVP was delivered within time and budget.

The Cogniteq-team is competent, proactive, flexible and they show great dedication to the project: they take pride in their performance. And most of all: they are incredibly kind! It feels like we are one team and we look forward to working with them in the next phase of the project.

What service was provided as part of the project?

Mobile App Development, Software Development

Tim Montgomery

Very professional and skilled Project managers they have!

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In Progress

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

Mobile app development (iOS and Android) for food-service industry

What service was provided as part of the project?

Mobile App Development, Software Development