OTAKOYI

We transform ideas into digital products

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We are a Ukrainian IT company focusing on web, mobile development and UI/UX design. We can also assist you with DevOps&cloud, project management, quality assurance, SaaS, API and eCommerce development, chatbots, as well as support & maintenance.

Getting things done by providing maximum value is our team’s core objective. This is the approach we use while working with each of our Partners. Striving to support great initiatives, OTAKOYI works with start-ups following their way up to well-established companies.

Since its establishment in 2011, OTAKOYI has successfully launched 150+ projects for our clients from the US, Canada, Australia, Western Europe, and the Middle East region. Among the main industries we work with are: Legal; Retail; Healthcare; Education; Betting/Gambling; Media/Entertainment; Manufacturing etc.

We love to transform ideas into solutions! We are open for new business partnership and mutually beneficial collaboration. We like ambitious projects and accept new challenges with enthusiasm.

$25 - $49/hr
50 - 249
2011
Locations
Ukraine
20 Zaliznychna street, Lviv, Lviv 79000
United States
303 5th Avenue , NYC, New York 10016
+1 302 476 2366
UAE
The Regal Tower, Office 2310, Happiness Street, Business Bay, Dubai, Dubai
+971563726550
Poland
21 Adama Branickiego, Warszawa, Mazowieckie 02-972

Focus Areas

Service Focus

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

Client Focus

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  • Small Business
  • Medium Business
  • Large Business

Industry Focus

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  • Startups
  • Information Technology
  • Enterprise

OTAKOYI Executive Interview

Serhiy Lavrynenko
Serhiy Lavrynenko
CEO
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Please introduce your company and give a brief about your role within the company?
OTAKOYI is a full-cycle software development company offering a range of digital services, i.e. web and mobile development, UI and UX design, quality assurance and testing, Saas, API development etc.

As the CEO of the company, I am responsible for strategic planning and direction setting for the whole team. Along with it, I lead OTAKOYI’s sales department business growth endeavours aiming to broaden our partnership network.
What was the idea behind starting this organization?
OTAKOYI was founded by 5 enthusiastic young people in 2011. I remember us aiming to create interesting, profitable, and successful digital products that would not only possess a business value but would also look impressive and fascinating.

Today we, 5 co-founders, are very proud of the team we’ve built and the work we’ve done so far.
What is your company’s business model–in house team or third party vendors/ outsourcing?
In our work, we combine these two models, offering both outsourcing and dedicated team solutions as well as building digital products from scratch, in-house.
How is your business model beneficial from a value addition perspective to the clients compared to other companies' models?
As we cover the requirements of different business models, our clients can choose the variant that suits their needs best.

Being a result-oriented team of professionals, we aim at providing the most efficient solutions at a competitive price.
What industries do you generally cater to? Are your customers repetitive?
The main industries we work with are Real Estate, Education, Retail, Healthcare, Betting&Gambling, Media&Entertainment, eCommerce to name a few.

In fact, we don’t limit our performance by the industry and gain experience with every new project launched.

That is why OTAKOYI’s customers get back to us repetitively and recommend us to their business partners and friends.
Mention the objectives or the parameters critical in determining the time frame of developing a web app.
We take into account the complexity of the project, the required functionality, and the client’s budget.

We follow flexible business practices to meet our clients’ needs and abilities while analyzing each and every request and preparing estimations.
How much effort in terms of time goes into developing the front end and back end of a web app?
It really depends. There are so many aspects that influence the software development process - the team composition, design requirements, the functionality needed to be built, etc.

Each case is unique and we thoroughly investigate the client’s business and the industry market before start working on a project.
What are the key parameters to be considered before selecting the right platform for a web application?
It is crucial to consider a series of parameters before selecting the right platform - the goals that should be achieved with the application, the capacity needed, the timeframes outlined for the development, the platform’s usability, competitiveness and relevance to the modern digital requirements.
Which platform and technologies do you prefer to use in the development of your web apps?
Our developers have a diverse technical background so we use a number of platforms and technologies depending on the project.

Currently, we try to follow the latest digital trends using mostly React, Angular and Vue for front-end, Node.js and PHP frameworks (such as Laravel and Symphony) for back-end, React Native and Flutter for mobile development.
Do you offer website design templates or customized website design, and do you have a responsive website design?
We offer mostly customized website design as we have a team of skillful UI/UX and graphic designers in-house.

We like to create unique interfaces with usability in the first place.

Nevertheless, if the client’s budget or deadlines are limited, we consider the option of using design templates to reduce the cost and time spent on product development.
Which Content Management System do you prefer to use (Wordpress, Joomla, Drupal etc)?
We have a huge experience working with Wordpress and Asgard, as well as Magento and Opencart for eCommerce projects.

The CMS choice depends on the project complexity and the features needed to be implemented.
Do you provide website maintenance services?
Indeed we do. Flexible ongoing technical support and general maintenance are the key elements in long-term cooperation with our clients.
What are the key factors that you consider before deciding the cost of a web application?
We take into account dozens of parameters, including the clarity of business idea and initial requirements, the scope of work, timeframes, team composition,
technologies in use, etc.

Our business analysts and lead developers dig deep into the documentation and specifications to prepare a fair and compatible estimation for our clients and partners.
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.)
Fixed Cost and Time&Material models usually work the best for us. Still, we can adjust to some other payment structures offered by the client, if they are compatible with our company and country regulations.

We want to be flexible enough and the main goal is to prevent organizational issues influence the quality of our projects.
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?
Yes, we have minimum requirements (which are about $10k). However, the budget is not the only point for us to make a decision about cooperation.

We are trying to build a long-time partnership with our clients, and sometimes it means that we have to show our credibility with a really small project which will bring us to more profitable cooperation in the future.

Quite often we receive requests from the startups on the early stages that usually don't have big budget and investment yet, and can operate only their own funds.

In such cases, we are also trying to help our clients and start with some small MVP.
What is the price range (min and max) of the projects that you catered to in 2018?
Last year we catered to the projects in the price range of $15,000 and $200,000.

OTAKOYI Clients & Portfolios

Key Clients

  • Phillip Morris
  • Medicover
  • Pete Health
  • Legal Mates
  • Kraft Foods
  • ARKCRYO
  • ICO MARKET
  • Owayy
  • OKKO
  • ROSHEN
  • Ascania group
  • METRO
  • KIA

ARK.CRYO - A website for a transporting company that specializes in cryoshipping for assisted reproduction
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ARK.CRYO - A website for a transporting company that specializes in cryoshipping for assisted reproduction
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20 weeks
Healthcare & Medical

ARK.CRYO is dedicated to helping its clients solve their fertility issues and successfully start a family. The company is one of the world’s most trusted transporters of frozen donor embryos, as well as donor eggs and sperm. ARK.CRYO works hard to meet the diverse needs of clients and medical facilities located in more than 80 countries and provides only the finest service and customer support.

The main development goal was to optimize a shipping process by creating a website displaying all the necessary information. OTAKOYI built a site that allows any user to get acquainted with the procedure of shipment, download related documents, request delivery and track an order. Smart design makes the overall process smooth and fast for everybody interested in company services.

CHEPELOS - A referral website where you can find reputable businesses right in your own neighborhood
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CHEPELOS - A referral website where you can find reputable businesses right in your own neighborhood
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23 weeks
Retail

Chepelos is a project that takes word-of-mouth marketing to a completely new level. Citizens start sharing the best deals in town and get rewarded for making referrals. The idea is simple - you recommend business - you get cashback and rewards.

OTAKOYI created a system intended for two types of users - business owners and customers. A business representative creates a company profile, builds a referral campaign (deciding when, how, and how much to reward the customers for their purchases, and advocates for their referrals), and goes through the rewards distribution process. Chepelos receives payment only after a customer makes a purchase. It means that a company pays for sales (not clicks or views or monthly fees).

As a consumer, a user can shop locally (looking for what is needed close to home), refer the businesses he trusts so others can also get great deals and experiences, and receive real cash when shopping locally and making referrals. The created easy-to-use dashboard helps users to keep track of all current and previous campaigns and referrals. No more record-keeping is needed.

CRYPTOMAP - A platform allowing to keep an eye on the latest blockchain tendencies and cryptocurrency rates
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CRYPTOMAP - A platform allowing to keep an eye on the latest blockchain tendencies and cryptocurrency rates
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25 weeks
Financial & Payments

This project is one of OTAKOYI’s cases of cooperation with start-ups. Our client is an entrepreneur in the financial services field with more than 10 years of successful business history. Following the latest technology and communication trends, he decided to launch another branch of business. The idea was to create a platform allowing users to follow the latest blockchain tendencies and compare cryptocurrency rates. 

Taking into account all the presented requirements and preferences, OTAKOYI developed a complex system that makes the process of cryptocurrency-related operations much easier. A registered user is given an opportunity to keep track of fund allocation, valid currency rates, token distribution, transaction and deal history. CryptoMap platform provides its users with up-to-date blockchain information and useful hints gathered from reliable Internet sources.

CASTLES.TODAY - A mobile app aimed at making historical trips easy and accessible
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CASTLES.TODAY - A mobile app aimed at making historical trips easy and accessible
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28 weeks
Travel & Lifestyle

The goal of the project was to create a simple and attractive interface and develop a comprehensible database of historical places of interest.

This app serves as an encyclopedia and your carry-on collection of thorough knowledge about castles. Here you’ll find loads of monumental buildings from all the corners of the world and from every historical era. Every single piece of architecture is described in a clear, easy and attractive way. Descriptions are supplemented by abundant photo galleries which, at times, show the interior of castles. Moreover, in the app you will find all handy information about opening hours, the possibility of visiting certain places, or other attractions available on-site (e.g. festivals, tournaments or fairs.) Every castle has a “Localization” tab which, after being clicked on, will move you to Google Maps. This option makes the app to be a practical and useful tool for planning your journey.

CLASSDIG - Social-oriented education app aimed at facilitating academic excellence
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CLASSDIG - Social-oriented education app aimed at facilitating academic excellence
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24 weeks
Education

The client’s goal was to create a platform for organizing the study process. The main point of the app has become the ability to create “classes” in virtual school for any subject including the following features: student list, attendance, behavior, grades, assignments, exams, events, files library, polls, reports, announcements.

OTAKOYI designed an app that includes 4 user roles: School Admin, Teacher, Student and Parent with individual interface for each role. The first 3 roles have main part of the functionality, while the Parent role has only interface for observing child data. The users are able to communicate in groups, stories, and individual chats. 

As a social community, students are able to learn according to their pace with the teachers while parents are engaged in managing and monitoring their courses, assignments, exams, attendance, as well as a customizable grading system and a whole lot more. With the ClassDig app, users even get notifications in real time.

TRAINMEDO - Equestrian sports platform where riders meet trainers for remote coaching
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TRAINMEDO - Equestrian sports platform where riders meet trainers for remote coaching
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26 weeks
Startups

A key mission of TrainMeDo is to enable a greater choice of professional trainers for every rider by erasing a distance between them. OTAKOYI applied the latest technologies to bring this idea to life and foster the growth of the equestrian community.

This online training service can be used extensively by both riders and coaches. What makes TrainMeDo a useful tool for riders is that they can get trained at their home barn with any trainer no matter what is the distance between them. It saves a lot of time and energy on travelling but still gives much better progress than self-taught riding. On the other hand, with TrainMeDo the coaches could feel more freedom and mobility to give lessons remotely from anywhere.

ENLEAD - Online learning platform connecting native-speaking teachers to ESL learners
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ENLEAD - Online learning platform connecting native-speaking teachers to ESL learners
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30 weeks
Education

Enlead is a UK based ed-tech startup and its online learning platform represents a fully functional and easily accessible online service for those who want to learn and practice English with native-speaking teachers; anywhere and anytime learning opportunities with only exclusive speaking sessions.

The main business goal for the client was to implement a simple and effective visual imagery that would be easily perceived by everyone in the target audience. We also helped to design a corporate identity that the client could use for the website. The implementation of an intuitive user-centered design for each user type gave us a possibility to achieve much more effective interaction between the users.

Based on the achieved results, mentors are able to post information about regular courses or a set of flexible classes with the number of students in a class. Teachers can book preferred classes. Learners just choose a course they are interested in, subscribe, and pay online for the services. To proceed with a live lesson, one should log in to their personal profile on the platform or use a link, which is sent to an email address in advance.

ICO MARKET - Advertising platform with a novel approach for token sales (ICO/STO)
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ICO MARKET - Advertising platform with a novel approach for token sales (ICO/STO)
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30 weeks
Financial & Payments

ICO Market offers a real-time bidding system with plugins and a Content Management system that allows any website with relevant content and traffic to present the ICO/STO information in a clear way.

OTAKOYI’s role was crucial in helping our client to implement the marketplace for their highly competitive product. OTAKOYI developed a full-stack design system for ICO market − complete functionality and impressively unique design representation.

We have taken into account our client’s experience and business model since the main business requirements of the project were easily accessible information, simplicity in design and laconic interface.

Behance case study: https://www.behance.net/gallery/85957441/Icoinsmarket

ROSHEN - Corporate website for one of the largest confectionery enterprises in Europe
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ROSHEN - Corporate website for one of the largest confectionery enterprises in Europe
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Enterprise

ROSHEN Confectionery Corporation ranks 27 in the Global Top-100 Candy Companies ranking. The main business function for the corporate website was to emphasize that ROSHEN is an absolute leader among the world’s largest confectionery manufacturers and produces confectionery products of the highest quality.

OTAKOYI developed a well-structured interface for smooth navigation through the website and by its means we were able to significantly improve overall customer experience. The clear and convenient platform that helps to save users’ time on searching for the product line of ROSHEN or any important information on social projects or available production tours.

OTAKOYI Reviews

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Mahmoud Hafiz

Collaboration with otakoyi

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$10001 to $50000

Review Summary

It was great one for sure we will work along the way together the project lead and the ceo was hand in hand with us

What service was provided as part of the project?

Mobile App Development

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

The team and the energy

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

Keep it up

Samuel Bleakly

Best web development company in the world.

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$10001 to $50000

Review Summary

From planning to deployment, they were always responsive to our needs and went above and beyond for us.

You can check out the finished product at https://www.cotoacademy.com

Based on their level of quality - we were expecting the budget need to be much higher for what we were asking, but they came in much lower than competitors of really high quality.

Their design process was collaborative and transparent, and they offer you phased development with deliverables like a clickable prototype. If anything goes wrong they fix it immediately.

What service was provided as part of the project?

Web Designing (UI/UX), Web Development

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

Their process for design is transparent and eliminates waste, they show you visual completed prototypes in the design phase and that eliminates costly mistakes and having to re-design or re-do things.

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

have a set process for double and triple checking during the actual deployment, (mostly our fault because we didnt share necessary info)

Solaris Japan

E-commerce Redesign of My Account Page

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$0 to $10000

Review Summary

OTAKOYI helped us redesign our "my account" page to make it easier for users to update or cancel their order or file claims for lost or damaged packages.
Working with OTAKOYI was very pleasant and we were super happy with the results.

What service was provided as part of the project?

App Designing (UI/UX)

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

We really like their UI/UX sensibilities and the broad skillset they bring to software development

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

As of now there isn't really much that would come to mind.

Rasmus Birk Lauridsen

Good, effective and reliable work!

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Review Summary

We have been working with OTAKOYI since since 2018 and have been very satisfied with the work. The provide good with at competetive prices

What service was provided as part of the project?

Web Development, Web Designing (UI/UX)

Fritz Lachica

Website Development

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$0 to $10000

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Working with Otakoyi has been a seamless experience. Organised, responsive, professional.

What service was provided as part of the project?

Web Development

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

Organisation, responsiveness and professionalism

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

Perhaps adding more team members on a project in case one isn't available, coders especially

Toru Kikuchi

Otakoyi delivered above and beyond what we were expecting.

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Otakoyi is versatile and flexible. They’re a trustworthy team, never missing a deadline even with unreasonable client demands.

What service was provided as part of the project?

Web Development

Vance Heron

Otakoyi is Amazing

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$10001 to $50000

Review Summary

Otakoyi started by building a simple web app. They delivered a great product it record time. Since then we've asked them to build 8 more - each one has exceeded our expectations, and been done very quickly. They also provide design services for several of the web apps.

What service was provided as part of the project?

Web Designing (UI/UX)

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

Quality products produced quickly, along with a friendly, positive attitude from everyone I interact with. They respond well to changing requirements, and provide design and engineering suggestion as well.

Patrick De Jongh

Great team to work with

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$0 to $10000

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We had a collaborative project with Otakoyi in 2019. It's a great team to work with. They're very responsive and think with the client. Happy with the results. Can definitely recommend working with them!

What service was provided as part of the project?

Web Development

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

The team and their communication abilities.

Takeshi Amano

An ongoing partnership with OTAKOYI

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We’ve been partners with OTAKOYI for over half a year now and everything is great so far. It seems that they know exactly what they are doing and do so with exceptional quality.
We asked OTAKOYI to build a progressive web application for our investor relations company and gave a short list of requirements. The allocated team followed everything to the last detail and made suggestions on how some of the aspects can be improved. The app is super fast and works on various platforms - that’s exactly what we need.

What service was provided as part of the project?

Mobile App Development, App Designing (UI/UX)

Shlomie Singer

Working with Otakoyi

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$10001 to $50000

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I've worked with Otakoyi for the past 4 years in multiple projects. They were quick to accommodate my needs, provided excellent service and feedback, and a quick turnaround. They were also very flexible with changes that I requested.

What service was provided as part of the project?

Web Development, App Designing (UI/UX)

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

Communication, delivery, flexibility

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

Control, initiative

Lev David

One of the top UI/UX Companies

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We had a pleasure working with young, fresh, and
ambitious UI/UX team.

We had chosen OTAKOI out of 15 Ukrainian UI/UX companies, based on the portfolio, communication with the sales representatives, allocated team, and pricing.

On a course of 4 months, OTAKOYI developed from ground zero a marketing platform for B2B2C.
The team consistently provided high-quality deliverables with unique customer care. We had the opportunity to work with very professional UI/UX designers and the staff, in general, was excellent.
OTAKOYI has a uniquely personal approach to its customers and a fantastic company culture. One of the top design companies in Ukraine.

What service was provided as part of the project?

Web Designing (UI/UX)

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Thanks for your review, Lev. It was a pleasure for our designers to work on your project. OTAKOYI is looking forward to continuing our cooperation!

Posted on Jul 08, 2019
Alexander Reizer

Ongoing Modular Content Platform for Sports

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$200000+

Review Summary

I was brought into the company to create a product department. There wasn’t a development team in-house, so I was responsible for finding an outsourced team to start work on our first product.
Otakoyi was a word of mouth referral from another software company, and their portfolio of web development projects was the best-performing, alongside reasonable costs, so we decided to go with them.

After an initial run, we switched over to Agile methodology and Scrum, with Otakoyi's support and participation, and the results improved significantly. We've been seeing consistent quality of work, with monthly trips to Lviv for a few days, for closer cooperation.

Currently, we have a 9 person team, with opportunity for growth, and I would recommend them to anyone looking for a web development company, with good expertise on design as well as strong backend and frontend engineers who can tackle any challenge, from A to Z.

What service was provided as part of the project?

Web Development

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

Their flexibility and ability to adjust to the client's needs, in terms of working process, and technical proficiency.

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

They could introduce Agile methodology in-house, and push towards closer team cooperation during planning stages of the project, to increase chances of successful projects