Digiants

Web design and development

5.00/5 (15 Reviews)
About Digiants
We began our journey in 2016. During this time we managed to overcome the path from a startup, to a well-coordinated team with branches and representatives in 5 countries all over the world. We provide services in 4 languages ​​and every day we help to solve problems of ...
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$25 - $49/hr
10 - 49
2016
Ukraine, Spain
Digiants
Web design and development
5.00/5 (15 Reviews)
Interview
Alex Levchenko
Alex Levchenko
CEO
Alex Levchenko
CEO, Digiants

Please introduce your company and give a brief about your role within the company?

We are designers, developers, and strategists. We began our journey in 2016. Over time, we have managed to grow from a startup to a well-coordinated team with branches and representatives in nearly five countries. Currently, we provide services in 4 languages and every day we help solve the problems of clients around the world. Our company creates practical, fine, and functional IT-products for businesses.

In such a short duration of our existence, more than 50 projects have seen the light of the day, and they all operating successfully today.

Our projects comprised the design and development of websites of varying complexity, applications for developers with interactive 3d models, software in the banking and legal sphere, CRM systems for large businesses, e-commerce platforms, and popular b2b websites for corporate customers.
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We are creating and implementing marketing strategy, visualizing companies offers, products and stories on the web surface.

My job is to make the company effective and clients – happy.

What was the idea behind starting this organization?

We make the web space clearer, more comfortable, and more effective for the business of Ukraine, Spain, Israel, and Russia.

What is your company’s business model–in house team or third party vendors/ outsourcing?

We have an in-house team that consists of designers, copywriters, SEO/PPC specialists, sales and project managers, and of course, web developers. So we have full-cycle options for our clients.

How is your business model beneficial from a value addition perspective to the clients compared to other companies' models?

We provide high-quality products. It is as good as most of the products offered by web-development and web-design companies in the USA. And our advantage is that we have back-office in Ukraine. Which means our PHP-developer offers services for 2 000 USD a month compared to 7000 USD in USA and 5 000 USD in Europe. Meaning the client is able to develop a high-quality product for a much lesser cost by leveraging our services.

What industries do you generally cater to? Are your customers repetitive?

We do not really care about industries mostly. We often work with online stores, b2b companies providing law, consulting services, medical institutes, car rental, and leasing services companies. Actually, we have various clients from different industries with different businesses – artists, international companies, local companies, and big manufacturers. We work with everyone who wants to explore the internet and wishes to be successful on the web, promoting services and goods.

Mention the objectives or the parameters critical in determining the time frame of developing a web app.

The most important thing we look at is the workflow itself and how it could be perfected. But, for the others it could be the platform and functionality of the app.

How much effort in terms of time goes into developing the front end and back end of a web app?

It all depends on what the client needs. It is the same question as to how much does it take to build a house? Someone wants a small house with four bedrooms and one floor, and someone wants a big mansion. Both are houses, but terms and costs are different.

Long story short: it can take from 2 months to a couple of years.

What are the key parameters to be considered before selecting the right platform for a web application?

We have a pretty wide stack, so usually we recommend a platform that better suits clients’ needs. For example, for multiple server requests, it’s better to use node.js, which allows future integration with mobile react. But honestly, for any single page application with robust API, the PHP framework is usually enough. We are not interested in unreasonable upsales.

Which platform and technologies do you prefer to use in development of your web apps?

Again, it depends. Mostly it’s PHP and JS frameworks.

Do you offer website design templates or customised website design, and do you have a responsive website design?

Our best advantage is to create a custom website design with high-skilled animations. But everything we do depends on client needs. If a client needs a template – we do it, even though we prefer to create custom products with high quality.

We also provide a great website with a custom design on a PHP framework like Laravel, Symfony for 2000-4000 USD. In the USA, the same service would cost around 10 000 USD.

Which Content Management System do you prefer to use (Wordpress, Joomla, Drupal etc.)?

We have no preference; we work with the one that is more suitable for clients’ needs and goals. We are experienced with Wordpress, Joomla, Drupal, Magento, Spotify, OpenCart, Presto Shop and many others.

My opinion is that the most suitable CMS is the one that client’s content manager knows how to use. Any CMS can be customized enough. But today if client wants to have a high-speed website with good characteristics for future SEO – we offer CMS on frameworks like Laravel, Symfony with 90% customization and admin-panel with good usability. Especially while it is the same price as Wordpress website in the US or Europe.

Do you provide website maintenance services?

Yes, we have different packages starting from 10 hours a month package with 200 USD cost to full-service maintenance of online stores by 8-10 hours a month.

What are the key factors that you consider before deciding the cost of a web application?

The cost is always based on technical brief estimation and hours we plan to spend on a project.

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.)

We use Fixed cost for apps and Pay per milestone (sprints) for web apps (classic scrum).

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?

We don’t have a minimum, but we are not interested in working with projects that are not profitable. We take all projects that make profits for us. In short, if the client is ready to pay a fair price to us, we take the project up.

What is the price range (min and max) of the projects that you catered to in 2018?

Min – 250 USD for setting a WordPress template.
Max – 20 000 USD for a medical web app.
Contact information
ua
Digiants
Yuri Ilyenko, 81, Kiev, Kiev 02000
Ukraine
+38 (095) 330 80 60
es
Digiants
Carrer de Gelabert, 42 2-3, Barcelona, Barcelona
Spain
+34 635 63 76 07
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