Overview
$25 - $49/hr
10 - 49
2007
IronWaterStudio is a Rostov-on-Don-based app design and development company. With a vision to be one of the top mobile app development companies in the app market, Iron Water Studio is committed to providing exceptional services throughout the entire app lifecycle; from UI and UX design to ongoing support. Our Android app development process is divided into various stages with different terms. Upon completion of each stage our client gets app test version. This proc

IronWaterStudio is a Rostov-on-Don-based app design and development company. With a vision to be one of the top mobile app development companies in the app market, Iron Water Studio is committed to providing exceptional services throughout the entire app lifecycle; from UI and UX design to ongoing support. Our Android app development process is divided into various stages with different terms. Upon completion of each stage our client gets app test version. This process helps us deliver client –focused Android apps that have remarkable design and great functionality. 

The company develops fantastic mobile apps for iOS, Android, and WinPhone. The company portfolio comprises of 128 successful projects including 95 mobile apps.

We have exceptionally strong iOS, Android, and Windows development departments, as well as ASP.NET developers, seasoned designers and QA Specialists.

Key Clients

Children sport foundation, Sletat.ru, EKA, Land Rover, Moscow Metro, Helix, Geocenter, MediaMarkt, Tomato Pizza.

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Russia
Iron Water Studio
Dolomanovsky 70D, office 701, Rostov-na-Donu, Rostov 344011
+78633031063
Focus Area
Service Focus
  • App Designing (UI/UX)
  • Mobile App Development
  • Software Development
  • Web Designing (UI/UX)
  • Web Development
30%
30%
20%
10%
10%
Client Focus
  • Small Business(< $10M)
  • Medium Business($10M - $1B)
70%
30%
Industries Focus
  • Advertising & Marketing
  • Business Services
  • Financial & Payments
  • Healthcare & Medical
  • Information Technology
20%
20%
20%
20%
20%
Customer Reviews
5.0 (3 Reviews)

Extraordinary mobile app developers and designers.

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posted on 23/4/16

The client is a leader in Travel Company in Russia that was seeking to develop a mobile application for their end customers. Iron Water Studio was involved in developing mobile application for both Android and iOS platforms to help the tourists in their tour search.



The client is very much satisfied with Iron Water Studio because of their understanding of work and timeliness and praised them for their design and development skills. Iron Water Studio is highly recommended to client colleagues.


Project Details
Android & iOS App Development for Tourists
Mobile App Development
$10001 to $50000
In progress

The client is a leader in Travel Company in Russia that was seeking to develop a mobile application for their end customers. Iron Water Studio was involved in developing mobile application for both Android and iOS platforms to help the tourists in their tour search.



The client is very much satisfied with Iron Water Studio because of their understanding of work and timeliness and praised them for their design and development skills. Iron Water Studio is highly recommended to client colleagues.


posted on 23/4/16
  • Quality of deliverable
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  • Customer support
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The price was reasonable and the attitude was positive.

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posted on 3/5/16

The client is Children's Sports Foundation, a charitable organization that runs various programs to make children more active. The foundation has collaborated with schools also to make children active during, before and after school. The client wanted to develop an app for the same and approached Iron Water Studio for the development and design of an Android and iOS application to be used by children to track their physical activity level. The first phase of the app - ActivePlay is complete and is ready for use, however, Iron Water Studio is working on the upgrades and improvements. The project went as per the committed time and budget.



The client is satisfied with the services and deliverables of Iron Water Studio and praised them for taking a personal interest in the project. The client highly recommends them to their colleagues.


Project Details
iOS & Android App Development for Charity Foundation
Mobile App Development
$50001 to $200000
Completed

The client is Children's Sports Foundation, a charitable organization that runs various programs to make children more active. The foundation has collaborated with schools also to make children active during, before and after school. The client wanted to develop an app for the same and approached Iron Water Studio for the development and design of an Android and iOS application to be used by children to track their physical activity level. The first phase of the app - ActivePlay is complete and is ready for use, however, Iron Water Studio is working on the upgrades and improvements. The project went as per the committed time and budget.



The client is satisfied with the services and deliverables of Iron Water Studio and praised them for taking a personal interest in the project. The client highly recommends them to their colleagues.


posted on 3/5/16
  • Quality of deliverable
  • Value for money
  • Customer support
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Liked their conceptualization of ideas.

Anton Gopka
posted on 16/5/16

The client is a leading media company that provides media coverage of major cultural events. The client wanted to do a global webcast of a music competition centered at classical music held in seven different halls in Moscow and aimed to reach out a large audience. The client approached Iron Water Studio to help them in the development and design of a website as well as an iPad app which can be used to webcast multiple classical music events across the globe at a single time. They finished the project on time and within the committed price.



The client is highly satisfied with the services and support offered by Iron Water Studio and praised them for their quick understanding and quick implementation of tasks. The client highly recommends them to their colleagues.


Project Details
iPad App & Web development for a Music Competition Live Streaming
Mobile App Development
$10001 to $50000
Completed

The client is a leading media company that provides media coverage of major cultural events. The client wanted to do a global webcast of a music competition centered at classical music held in seven different halls in Moscow and aimed to reach out a large audience. The client approached Iron Water Studio to help them in the development and design of a website as well as an iPad app which can be used to webcast multiple classical music events across the globe at a single time. They finished the project on time and within the committed price.



The client is highly satisfied with the services and support offered by Iron Water Studio and praised them for their quick understanding and quick implementation of tasks. The client highly recommends them to their colleagues.


posted on 16/5/16
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Executive Interview
Roman Leshukov
Roman Leshukov
CEO & Director of Design, Iron Water Studio
Please introduce your company and give a brief about your role within the company.
Iron Water Studio was founded in 2007 as a web development company. During those days the name of the company was October Soft. In 2010, we noticed a lot of potential in the mobile development & design domain and started to dedicate our resources towards advancing in this domain. In 2012, we renamed the company as Iron Water Studio. By now, we have completed more than 150 projects and 110 out of them are mobile app development projects. The idea behind starting this organization was to create great and interesting applications beginning with web and then into mobile application domain.

I am both the CEO and Director of Design.
Mention the objectives or the parameters critical in determining the time frame of developing a mobile app.
The mobile application market is changing very rapidly. If you have some original idea and see that no one in the market has developed a product or service around that, few months later you might end up with a lot of competitors in that domain. So, to complete the project as fast as possible we have divided the development of project in certain phases. The first phase is the Software requirements phase where we create user interface mock ups for applications and provide detailed description of the functionalities. This phase usually takes 2-6 weeks depending on the size of the project. Then follows the design and development phase where we create interface design and developing application. This usually takes 1-6 months depending on the project size, this being the largest phase. And then for the testing phase, where we test the application both for design and development issues, takes 2-6 weeks depending on the project size. In every phase, we communicate to our clients and make sure that all products meet the highest expectations.
How much effort in terms of time goes into developing the front end and back end of a mobile application?
Usually, front end development takes 70% of the total time to develop the mobile application and the rest 30% of time is taken by the back end development.
What is your company’s business model–in house team or third party vendors / outsourcing?
We have a complete in-house team of 15 members as it helps us in giving best quality products at the best cost. When people are working on different parts of the project they can sit together and see how the whole project would look like. So, I believe the team shouldn’t be separated.
How is your business model beneficial from a value addition perspective to the clients compared to other companies' models?
We work on a project as a whole and do not cater to individual tasks or parts of the project. Together with the client, we create project requirements, design, test and later publish & support the application. From our prior experience, we know which solutions work in what scenario and which don’t and thus can provide solutions to clients accordingly. We also possess expertise in terms of animations for mobile applications which can make the user interface of applications look better. This way we are creating competitive projects that the users will love and pay money for the benefit of our clients.
What kind of industries do you cater to? What ratios of your clients have been repetitive?
We have creative applications in almost all industries. But I think the more successful ones at the moment are the applications for travelling, sports, health & lifestyle.

About 70% of our clients have been repetitive for us. I don’t remember a case wherein a client moved to some other company after working with us. If the client continues to offer services in the mobile application domain, they will undoubtedly continue to work with us.
What are the key parameters to be considered before selecting the right platform for a mobile application?
Based on our experience of the projects that we’ve worked on, we suggest solutions to clients accordingly. Our experience enables us to judge, based on the project, which platform will fit best for an application.
Android or iOS and Native or Hybrid, which platform is best to use to build your app? What are your recommendations?
I think iOS platform has a richer and more predictable market whereas the Android platform has more audience. Web apps are necessary for complicate business applications. Thus, together all platforms can add value to each other. Depending on the project, we suggest a particular platform to our clients.

We built all our projects on the native platform only. Hybrid is meant for something simple and fast which is not what we are looking for. We handle more complicated and interesting projects.
Out of all the projects that you delivered in last 1 year, how much % of clients agreed with going first with the platform suggested by you?
I would say 100% of our clients have agreed to go with the platform suggested by us. We always try to understand what the application is needed for so that we can suggest optimal solutions.
What are the key factors that you consider before deciding the cost of a mobile application?
The amount of work and the complexity of the project are the first decision making criteria to decide the cost of a particular application. We can also provide discount for some large industry projects that benefits not only our company as a whole but also benefits individual members of our team.
What kind of payment structure do you follow to bill your clients? Is it Pay per Feature, Fixed Cost, Pay per Milestone?
We always bill our clients on a per project basis. However, we are flexible and can work out with the client on this.
Do you take in projects which meet your basic budget requirement?
We do projects worth atleast US$10000.
What is the price range (min and max) of the projects that you catered to in 2015?
Minimum was around US$10 000 and maximum was US$150 000+. Projects over 20 000 are usually published in several versions so that the client could see how it works, do the users like it, what functionality is more demanded than other and so on.
Which business model do you suggest to generate revenue from mobile applications? Why?
It depends on the project which business model will work for an application. With our expertise, we’re able to suggest an apt business model for our clients.