Please introduce your company and give a brief about your role within the company?
Stafflancer is an offshore development studio based in Ukraine. We are dedicated to helping our clients grow their businesses through our sophisticated web and mobile application development services.
What was the idea behind starting this organization?
To help our clients achieve their goals and maximize their potentials. I know that sounds cheesy, having worked in different IT companies myself, I have come to see there are better ways to do things and when you care about your client more than the money you will make from them, the results are always extraordinary.
What is your company’s business model–in house team or third party vendors/ outsourcing?
All businesses are carried out by our in-house development team. We do outsource our services to other teams as well but we don’t give our projects to any third party.
How is your business model beneficial from a value addition perspective to the clients compared to other companies' models?
Every project that comes through our doors is treated with all the respect and dedication they deserve, and since we value ourselves on client retention, doing a great and satisfactory job is our number one priority.
What industries do you generally cater to? Are your customers repetitive?
We can work with any industries, we really don’t have a preference, but it’s safe to say the majority of our jobs have been in Food and Winery, Medical Equipments, Education, E Commerce, and Real estates.
Mention the objectives or the parameters critical in determining the time frame of developing a web app.
Each project is treated differently, but what I would say they have in common is that we try to split every project into different units, which are then estimated based on needs and requirements.
How much effort in terms of time goes into developing the front end and back end of a web app?
Each project is different but in general we give each phase of our development the maximum time it requires. No shortcuts.
What are the key parameters to be considered before selecting the right platform for a web application?
Budget, client requirements, targeted audience, and future scalability.
Which platform and technologies do you prefer to use in development of your web apps?
Do you offer website design templates or customised website design, and do you have a responsive website design?
All our websites are mobile responsive, that is non-negotiable. Whether we use templates or custom design for a project depends on budget, requirements, and the timeline to deliver the project.
Which Content Management System do you prefer to use (Wordpress, Joomla, Drupal etc)?
Do you provide website maintenance services?
What are the key factors that you consider before deciding the cost of a web application?
Development hours, design hours and Testing hours
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.)
Usually milestones. 30-50% prepayment, and balance upon completion of project.
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?
Our basic requirements are resources we have at the point of the project. If we have the resources, it doesn’t matter if the project is big or small we can make it. We don’t set requirements based on budget. Just because a client can’t afford a few thousands of dollars that doesn’t mean they don’t deserve quality work.