HQSoftware

IoT, AR, VR, and custom software development

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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.

$25 - $49/hr
50 - 249
2001
Locations
United States
315 Madison Avenue #3045, NYC, New York 10017
+19177203806
Georgia
N111 Uznadze Street, Ap. 11, Building N2, Tbilisi, Tbilisi 0108
+995551162250

Focus Areas

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  • Mobile App Development
  • Web Development
  • Software Development
  • AR & VR Development
  • IoT Development

Client Focus

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  • Small Business
  • Medium Business
  • Large Business

Industry Focus

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  • Information Technology
  • Manufacturing
  • Automotive

HQSoftware Executive Interview

Sergei Vardomatski
Sergei Vardomatski
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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.

HQSoftware Clients & Portfolios

IoT: Web Portal to Record and Analyze Parameters of Pumps
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IoT: Web Portal to Record and Analyze Parameters of Pumps
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$50001 to $100000
20 weeks
Manufacturing

The customer is an expert manufacturer and supplier of dirty water pumps and slurry pumps, for use in mining, recycling, and quarry dewatering. The pumps are located all over the world, and the customer needed a solution that will help to control all the pumps: monitor their status in real-time to see, when exactly they need maintenance services. 

Highlights of the project:

  • Got an advanced data processing and visualization IoT solution based on modern technologies
  • Developed a user-friendly interface comprehensible by any user
  • Ensured that real-time data updates and visualization works smoothly on all devices

Technologies used: AWS IoT, MySQL, AWS Cloud, RabbitMQ, The Things Network, Python, Amazon Timestream DB, React

IoT: Automatic Leak Prevention System
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IoT: Automatic Leak Prevention System
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$10001 to $50000
24 weeks
Automotive

Highlights

  • Water supply monitoring and leak detection;
  • Automatic leak prevention;
  • Multiple location system setup;
  • Shared system access.

Technologies Used: MVVM(RIB), AVFoundation, Combine, Swift, CocoaAsyncSocket, Network(UDP), UIKit


Methodology: Agile

Results

In collaboration with HQSoftware developers, Elexa has built an iOS application that allows users to monitor possible leaks in water pipes. The solution will improve the customers’ smart home experience by providing more complete control over home appliances.

Solution

The system is based on two major elements: a hardware solution and a software system to support it.

 

Functionality

The HQSoftware team was tasked with developing an iOS application to monitor the hardware system and keep track of the water supply.

The application is available for both iOS and Android; both versions have the same number of features:

  • Hardware remote control. Through the app, the user can control the valve control to turn the water supply on and off. The user also can check the status of the system to make sure that everything is working as intended;
  • Status notifications. The user receives notifications when a water leak occurs and the valve controller shuts the water off;
  • Multiple location setups. One app can control several valve controller+leak detector setups in several locations, such as homes, rentals, or vacation houses;
  • System sharing. Users can provide access to the system to family, friends, and neighbors so they can keep an eye out for emergencies.
Financial Platform to Conduct Audits of Superannuation Funds in Australia
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Financial Platform to Conduct Audits of Superannuation Funds in Australia
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$500000+
100 weeks
Financial & Payments

The system is being developed for the leading provider of audit services for pension funds in Australia performing nearly 10,000 audits per year.

Technologies used: C#, JavaScript, T-SQL, ASP.NET MVC, ASP.NET Web API, Knockout.js, Entity Framework, SSRS, Microsoft Dynamics CRM, iTextSharp library, SQL Server, Microsoft SharePoint.

VR Simulation for Occupational Training
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VR Simulation for Occupational Training
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$50001 to $100000
40 weeks
Information Technology

Teaming up with HQSoftware, the client developed a software solution for effective VR training with an abundance of simulations.

The software provides training simulations in a variety of fields such as engineering, mechanics, and cooking. The main goal of the software is occupational training, meaning that it helps users learn new skills to acquire new jobs. Main functionality delivered:

  • Animated and voiced VR instructional simulations
  • Immersive training for complex skills
  • Trainee scoring and awards system
Video Capturing and Proxying to a Webpage
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Video Capturing and Proxying to a Webpage
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$10001 to $50000
20 weeks
Telecommunication

A solution that allows for capturing video from cameras and reformatting the stream into web-friendly formats that can be embedded in web pages. The software is also capable of analyzing the video to recognize various objects, such as moving cars, pedestrians, or license plates.

Technologies Used: AWS, FFmpeg, Python, React.js, Node.js, RTSP

AR/VR: Rethinking E-Commerce with a Virtual Fitting Room on Mobile
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AR/VR: Rethinking E-Commerce with a Virtual Fitting Room on Mobile
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26 weeks
E-commerce

An augmented reality–based content engine called PICTOFiT, that allows converting pieces of clothes into vivid 2D & 3D assets for a virtual try-on. The product was designed to help retail businesses to increase sales and reduce return rates through driving consumer engagement.

Technologies Used: Objective-C, OkHttp, Apollo, ARKit, Retrofit, CoreMotion, Swift, Kotlin Coroutines, MLKit, Java, Kotlin, AVFoundation, ThreadExecutor, Realm

IoT: A Sensor-based Smart Home Solution
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IoT: A Sensor-based Smart Home Solution
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$10001 to $50000
28 weeks
Startups

A sensor-based IoT solution that monitors the health status of the environment inside a house. A cloud-based backend gathers and stores data for further processing while a mobile application allows checking the health status of the house on the go.

HIGHLIGHTS

  1. Air condition monitoring and scoring across eight parameters
  2. Visualized historical data of how the air condition changed over time
  3. Machine learning-based predictions and recommendations

Technologies used: Java, React Native, PostgreSQL, Apache Kafka, openHAB, DeviceHive, Espressif ESP32 module

Read More: https://hqsoftwarelab.com/cases/36-iot-a-sensor-based-solution-to-monitor-the-air-health-status-of-a-smart-home

AR/VR: An AR Platform for Markerless and Marker-based Campaigns
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AR/VR: An AR Platform for Markerless and Marker-based Campaigns
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$100001 to $500000
100 weeks
Advertising & Marketing

HQSoftware is developing a powerful AR platform that allows launching interactive markerless and marker-based campaigns. Users can design complex AR experiences with no advanced technical skills required, put them into AR campaigns, configure and launch them.

See more at: https://hqsoftwarelab.com/portfolio/ar-vr-developing-augmented-reality-platform-marketers-creatives/

IoT: Mobile App for Smart Buildings and Yachts Management
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IoT: Mobile App for Smart Buildings and Yachts Management
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$10001 to $50000
16 weeks
Transportation & Logistics

It is a native Android app that extends core offering of the customer– a European company which develops complex, customizable systems for managing various connected devices in a smart building or on a smart yacht.

HQSoftware’s IoT experts pulled together to take up this challenge, which also included working with the customer’s proprietary protocol in remoteness from the real devices, bringing a degree of uncertainty to the development process. 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • A native IoT mobile app for automated management of connected devices in a building or on a yacht
  • An intuitive, highly customizable user interface allowing to control lighting, climate, video surveillance, energy consumption and more

Read more: https://hqsoftwarelab.com/cases/24-iot-mobile-app-for-smart-buildings-and-yachts-management

Entertainment Application for Air Travelers, On and Off Board
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Entertainment Application for Air Travelers, On and Off Board
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$100001 to $500000
52 weeks
Travel & Lifestyle

The goal of the project was to create a system that would allow those traveling on medium-haul flights to enjoy live TV programs, video on demand (VOD), hotel booking, car reservations, weather forecasts and many more – on board a plane, at the airport and in the city.

The solution enables the BYOD approach, where users can connect to the customer’s Wi-Fi spots located on board, at the airport and in the place of destination with their own devices running either on iOS or Android. 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Based on the customer’s proprietary Wi-Fi network
  • Providing licensed media content, including live TV
  • Serving as an ad-publishing platform for advertisers
  • An integrated, multifunctional entertainment application for those traveling on medium-haul flights
  • Available to users before, during and after the flight both on mobile and on the web

Read more: https://hqsoftwarelab.com/cases/18-entertainment-application-for-air-travelers-on-and-off-board

IoT: Multisensor Network Management Solution for Automotive Manufacturers
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IoT: Multisensor Network Management Solution for Automotive Manufacturers
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$10001 to $50000
14 weeks
Automotive

HQSoftware developed a system for managing a network of connected smart sensors that would collect, process and measure a wealth of data from vehicles and vehicle components under simulated road-driving conditions.

The project team was challenged to create a multisensor environment with limited CPU and RAM resources while staying compliant with the industry’s high testing standards.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Data collection from a range of smart sensors installed in a vehicle test lab.
  • Data processing and visualization on devices and on the cloud server.
  • Development for a limited-resource environment (i.e. devices with low CPU and RAM resources).

Read more: https://hqsoftwarelab.com/cases/25-iot-multisensor-network-management-solution-for-automotive-manufacturers

HQSoftware Reviews

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Daniel Robert Tonks

Virtual Reality Platform Development and Quality Assurance with measured deliverables.

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$10001 to $50000
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Review Summary

I'd actually reviewed before, it looks like my review was somehow lost which is a shame as I'm giving 5 stars across the board. The work HQ have done for us what invaluable as they not only finished off the development of our platform which we did not have the internal bandwidth to do, they also provided comprehensive QA reports on both what we'd done, and the work they'd done too. The QA reports enabled us to reprioritise tasks and have an accurate overview of the overall health of the project.

Following on from the work HQ have done for us, we are actually putting together a specification of work with them for another project, as we are confident that they can deliver a high quality product at a fair price.

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

Medical Realities Platform, additional features and stability.

What service was provided as part of the project?

Testing Services, AR & VR Development

Describe your project in brief

We built the foundation of our platform, but there were additional features and stability issues we did not have the development resource internally to complete. HQ filled the gap for us and delivered this to a high standard.

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

The quality of HQ's work is to the standard we would expect and we have never had cause to complain.

The communication is outstanding, we have overview of their JIRA board and their developers are active on Slack.

The QA reports HQ deliver are clear, concise yet comprehensive.

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

I cannot suggest anything to improve the service, perhaps the opportunity for our internal dev team to sit alongside theirs for a short sprint?

Rüdiger Lincke

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

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Project Detail

$200000+
In Progress

Review Summary

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.

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

Cloud based accounting and reporting software

What service was provided as part of the project?

Software Development

Describe your project in brief

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.

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

Good communication with the management for the most part and good pricing.

They have some very skilled developers which help you make progress fast.

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

One developer was advertised as a full-stack developer but he was mainly front-end (maybe some misunderstanding).

Eduard Rall

High quality source code in short time with a very good communication

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$200000+
In Progress

Review Summary

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.

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

AIMO - Your personal trainer in your pocket.

What service was provided as part of the project?

Mobile App Development

Describe your project in brief

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.

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

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.

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

I can not say anything bad or suboptimal about our collaboration.

Marshall Ladd

Exactly the team we were looking for.

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$10001 to $50000

Review Summary

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 service was provided as part of the project?

IoT Development, Mobile App Development

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.

Kasper Mullesgaard

Professional and effective near shoring partner

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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.

What service was provided as part of the project?

Web Development, Software Development

Philipp Grasmug

A reliable partner for mobile & web development

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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.

What service was provided as part of the project?

Mobile App Development, Web Development, AR & VR Development

Knut Gaasvik

Excellent!

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The service is excellent on every level. It is professional people at every level that solve every task in a smooth manner, according to schedules.

What service was provided as part of the project?

App Designing (UI/UX), Mobile App Development

Сергей Рябцев

Excited by HQSoftware. Highly recommend the team.

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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.

What service was provided as part of the project?

Mobile App Development, Software Development, Web Development

Rando Rand

Good partner to cooperate with

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$50001 to $200000

Review Summary

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.

What service was provided as part of the project?

Software Development

MJ Anderson

Great Partners!

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We have worked with HQSoftware for over a year now and find them to be very responsive partners willing to tackle any and all problems.

What service was provided as part of the project?

Software Development

Denis Afanasev

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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.

What service was provided as part of the project?

Mobile App Development, Web Development, Software Development, IoT Development

Torben Pedersen

Positive surprise

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$50001 to $200000

Review Summary

Big ETF portal development project for UNDP, providing products and services for the textile industry in Belarus

What service was provided as part of the project?

Software Development

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!