Overview
$25 - $49/hr
50 - 249
2001
HQSoftware is a trusted international custom software developer that brings Digital Transformation into your business. We specialize in IoT, Big Data, AI, Machine Learning, AR and VR solutions, web and mobile application development, and provide dedicated development teams to help you evolve. We deliver all-around services from consulting and prototyping to maintenance and enhancement. The company provides services to manufacturing, healthcare, financial, education &a

HQSoftware is a trusted international custom software developer that brings Digital Transformation into your business. We specialize in IoT, Big Data, AI, Machine Learning, AR and VR solutions, web and mobile application development, and provide dedicated development teams to help you evolve. We deliver all-around services from consulting and prototyping to maintenance and enhancement.

The company provides services to manufacturing, healthcare, financial, education & e-learning, insurance, and other industries.

Since 2001, we have delivered over 450 projects to more than 300 clients globally, including the United Nations Organization, HTC, BBC, SEGA and many others.

We are different:

  • often meet customers before and after the project start;
  • established IoT, AR/VR, AI/ML centers of expertise to deliver solutions with the latest technologies, tools, and trends;
  • provide free project estimation;
  • have a stable team due to a special HR retention program and corporate culture code;
  • work flexible hours to deliver to clients from the US, Australia, Europe;
  • provide double quality control;
  • we are technology agnostic and provide solutions to solve your business problem instead of just coding;
  • always make sure your data is secured and guarantee IP rights. We also sign an NDA before the start;
  • we are happy to start with a 2-4 weeks pilot project to make sure we are a good fit.

 

Turn to our IoT, AI/ML, AR/VR and custom software development experts for a free quote: [email protected]

Our backend tech stack: Node.js, Python, Go, PHP, .Net;

Front-end: JavaScript, React, Angular, Vue, Knockout, Bootstrap, D3.js, Three.js;

Mobile: iOS Native, Android Native, React Native, Apache Cordova, Ionic, Flutter, Meteor.

Key Clients
  • Fastmatch
  • Skoda
  • UNDP
  • BBC
  • Sega
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United States
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315 Madison Avenue #3045, NYC, New York 10017
+19177203806
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Estonia
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Paepargi 47-9 11417
+3727120022
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Georgia
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N111 Uznadze Street, Ap. 11, Building N2, Tbilisi, Tbilisi 0108
+995551162250
Focus Area
Service Focus
  • Software Development
  • IoT Development
  • Mobile App Development
  • Web Development
  • AR & VR Development
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Big Data & BI
  • Testing Services
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Client Focus
  • Small Business(< $10M)
  • Medium Business($10M - $1B)
  • Large Business(> $1B)
70%
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10%
Industries Focus
  • Information Technology
  • Manufacturing
  • Automotive
  • Education
  • Financial & Payments
  • Healthcare & Medical
  • Retail
  • Telecommunication
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Customer Reviews
4.9 (11 Reviews)

Exactly the team we were looking for.

M
8 months ago
We have a very small development team, so when we lost our iOS developer a few months before our product's relaunch, we couldn't afford to waste any time, and decided to look for contract options. On our first call with HQSoftware, we knew they would deliver. After we described our product(Guardian by Elexa, a leak detection and prevention system), they immediately had great follow up questions, which used phrasing that matched our yet to be discussed internal processes. Communicating requirements was very easy and they were not afraid to ask for clarification to ensure we received exactly what we wanted. This combined with their obvious experience in IoT, allowed them to give us very accurate time and cost estimates throughout the project.

Working across time zones this different was never a problem with the team we worked with. Especially near the end of the project, their team made themselves available to work during our local(Chicago) business hours to troubleshoot and meet the deadline.

We are extremely happy with the app they built for us, and will continue to use their services for future development and testing.

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

Understood our product and needs, and they were able to deliver exactly what we wanted.

Project Details
IoT Development
$10001 to $50000
8 months ago
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High quality source code in short time with a very good communication

E
7 months ago
We work with HQ on a monthly basis for over one year now. I can not say anything bad about them. The quality of code is excellent and the communication is very good as well. We even recommended them to one of our partners and they where also very happy with HQs service. Developers really feel like beeing part of our team and they are very motivated to work on our product even bringing in own ideas and improvement suggestions.
Pros :
  • They write high quality code in short time which saved us many tight deadlines.
  • It's very easy to communicate with the developers and the management team.
Cons :
  • I can not say anything bad or suboptimal about our collaboration.
Project Details
AIMO - Your personal trainer in your pocket.
Mobile App Development
$200000+
In progress
AIMO is your personal trainer in your pocket. The app offers you personalized training according to your goals, time, weaklinks and progression level. The training is very individual as its based on an innovative scan technology and a strong AI.
7 months ago
  • Scheduling & Timeline
  • Value for money
  • Communication
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  • Customer support
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10 User Score
User Recommendation Score

Overall enjoyable experience, but outcome depends on which consultants you are working with.

R
3 months ago
Good outsourcing partner with competitive pricing. Could provide required resources within a few weeks (some were available immediately). The quality and experience of the consultants depend on the individual. We got two experienced developers with good (one excellent) communication, fast working but also two average developers which were ok for what they cost.
Pros :
  • Good communication with the management for the most part and good pricing.
  • They have some very skilled developers which help you make progress fast.
Cons :
  • One developer was advertised as a full-stack developer but he was mainly front-end (maybe some misunderstanding).
Project Details
Cloud based accounting and reporting software
Software Development
$200000+
In progress
Cloud-based and multi-tenant accounting and reporting software helping accountants to be more efficient when doing reconciliation, tax, reporting, etc. Allows to integrate with a number of other systems.
3 months ago
  • Scheduling & Timeline
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  • Communication
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  • Customer support
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8 User Score
User Recommendation Score

Good partner to cooperate with

Rando Rand
posted on 23/11/18
It has been a pleasure to cooperate HQ Software during last year. They have been very flexible with our timesheet and what we specially like is their willingness to not only follow our guidelines, but also to recommend better/existing solutions.
Project Details
Software Development
$50001 to $200000
posted on 23/11/18
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Excited by HQSoftware. Highly recommend the team.

Сергей Рябцев
posted on 25/3/19
HQSoftware team delivered our real estate platform and mobile applications in time which was critical for me. These people were always exceeding my expectations: coming up with ideas on how to enhance the functionality and doing extra research on the topic. Project managers were always in touch and we appreciated the communication to its full extent. Highly recommend the team.
Project Details
Mobile App Development
posted on 25/3/19
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A reliable partner for mobile & web development

Philipp Grasmug
posted on 21/4/21
We are working with HQSoftware for quite some time now and different projects (mainly mobile but also web-based ones). The team is very reliable, motivated and eager to deliver the best solutions possible. If you are looking for a partner to outsource your software development, I can highly recommend this company.
Project Details
AR & VR Development
posted on 21/4/21
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Positive surprise

Torben Pedersen
posted on 29/4/17
Big ETF portal development project for UNDP, providing products and services for the textile industry in Belarus

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

Easy to communicate with

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

New services around AR and VR and more app development!

Project Details
Software Development
$50001 to $200000
posted on 29/4/17
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HQSoftware review

D
posted on 2/5/17
We have been working with HQ for 5 years and for a lot of projects in the area of web and mobile application development. I can recommend this company as high professionals.
Project Details
Mobile App Development
posted on 2/5/17
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Professional and effective near shoring partner

K
8 months ago
Our work with HQSoftware has been a great experience overall. We have found valuable team members there and expect to be be working with them for a long while.
Project Details
Software Development
8 months ago
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Executive Interview
Sergei Vardomatski
Sergei Vardomatski
CEO, HQSoftware
Please introduce your company and your role within the company.
HQSoftware was founded in 2001 by a team of tech enthusiasts who had enough passion to run projects that cater to customers’ business needs. Today we are the most interested in IoT, AR, VR, and AI solutions, and possess a relevant and unique expertise in these domains. Our experience allowed us to provide smarter R&D services to the top 10 companies from the Fortune 500 list and help them evolve. HQSoftware achieved this by uniting the best professionals under one roof.
What is your company’s business model–in-house team or third party vendors/ outsourcing?
We sell the expertise our in-house team has obtained. Rarely we turn to our partners to solve tasks when we have not enough experience. It is, for example, complex embedded software analysis or other peculiar questions we have not encountered earlier. Thanks to the fact that we operate in Minsk and Tallinn that accommodate numbers of IT-companies, we always have someone to consult. But our core expertise is always kept by our in-house specialists.
How is your business model beneficial from a value-added perspective to the clients compared to other companies' models?
We can not compare ourselves to other companies because there are hundreds of them. There is always someone better than you, but we are eager to do our best while delivering business value. We teach our Business Analysts to examine the business cases our clients bring us in order to determine the true purpose of the project. This process takes time and effort, and this is why we prefer to build a long-term relationship with the client. After we understand the client’s business, we develop an intellectual property that generates specific business value. We do not “just code”, we always remember the purpose. Also, our objective is to collect a deep technical and business domain expertise to share it with our clients. So the added value we provide is the ability of our software to solve particular business tasks wisely.
What industries do you generally cater to? Are your customers repetitive?
The industries we usually cater to are: Automotive Manufacturing, E-learning, Insurance, E-commerce, Marketing and Advertising, Banking and Finance. Our customers are usually ongoing rather than repetitive. They stay with us for a long time and we often run several projects for one business. To perform effectively we adapt to the client’s business model and inner processes to become a seamlessly “embedded” team.
What are the key parameters to be considered before selecting the right platform for a web or mobile application?
The key parameter to consider before starting of the development process is the purpose of the project. We often turn to cross-platform development because it allows for solving most of the business tasks. We want to be technology agnostic in terms of development, we have enough resources to use the tools the project demands, so we can afford to concentrate on the purpose of the development.
Which platform and technologies do you prefer to use in the development of your web and mobile apps?
For the majority of mobile app development projects, we choose a cross-platform approach and JavaScript. These tools allow us to solve most tasks for businesses.
If our customer, for example, wants to develop a game to attract the general public to his educational project, we will probably use Unity because it suits the best. But more often JS plus cross-platform development offers the most fulfilling toolset.
In average, our back-end tech stack includes PHP, Java, .NET, Python, Node.js. For front-end development we prefer JavaScript, React, Angular, Knockout, Bootstrap, Vue, Backbone, and more. Our mobile stack includes iOS Native, Android Native, React Native, Apache Cordova, Ionic, Qt, Xamarin, and Meteor.
Do you offer website design templates or customized website design, and do you have a responsive website design? How do you approach mobile app design?
We do not make templated design because we do not create templated software. Every application is different from each other and our UX/UI specialists create interfaces that are the most suitable for user interaction and information perception. This approach works for mobile app design too.
Which Content Management System do you prefer to use (WordPress, Joomla, Drupal etc)?
We do not personally prefer one CMS over another because of some technical parameters, such as functionality, interoperability, and other. The choice of a CMS depends on the requirements of the project and the purpose of the product.
Do you provide website maintenance services?
Yes, we do provide maintenance and enhancement services for websites as well as for other software solutions we develop.
What are the key factors that you consider before deciding the cost of a web application?
The project scope is a determining factor for deciding the cost of any application. There are a number of factors that depend on the project requirements, but the scope is the most important one.
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 bill our clients following three main payment models.
The first one is Time and Material, in terms of which clients receive the ability to change the scope of work, have a full control over the team, and pay by hourly rates. If there is a specific issue, we build an R&D team to dig into the client's problem, acquire the necessary knowledge, and create intellectual property that fully belongs to the client. The billing for R&D teams is often Time and Material.

The second one is Fixed Price which includes a fixed scope of work, a predetermined deadline, and requires little control over the team. If the client is concerned about starting with Time and Material billing or a Dedicated Team, he can limit possible risks and build a clear perception of how we work and what can we deliver by opting for a Fixed Price model.

And the last but not least, a Dedicated Team approach offers clients a full-time extension of their own team - our specialists work as their employees and are paid according to the determined rules. In average most of our projects further adopt Time and Material or Dedicated Team billing structure. We prefer Agile, and it is not compatible with Fixed Price billing.
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 start projects that we are interested in and match our target business portfolio. We prefer to run projects with minimum 3 specialists involved full-time. It is also a fact that big projects sometimes come from small startups - our biggest project was first a part-time task for one developer. Budget is not a cornerstone, the perspective of the project is. Our approach allows us to build a long-term and trustful relationship that recoups better at the end of the day.
Clients & Portfolios
Portfolios
IoT: Web Portal to Record and Analyze Parameters of Pumps
IoT: Automatic Leak Prevention System
Financial Platform to Conduct Audits of Superannuation Funds in Australia
VR Simulation for Occupational Training
Video Capturing and Proxying to a Webpage
AR/VR: Rethinking E-Commerce with a Virtual Fitting Room on Mobile
IoT: A Sensor-based Smart Home Solution
AR/VR: An AR Platform for Markerless and Marker-based Campaigns
IoT: Mobile App for Smart Buildings and Yachts Management
Entertainment Application for Air Travelers, On and Off Board
IoT: Multisensor Network Management Solution for Automotive Manufacturers
Team Members
Andrey Kazakevich
Andrey Kazakevich
Head of Production at HQSoftware | software development, IoT, AI/ML, AR/VR
Olga Moskalenko
Olga Moskalenko