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We build innovative web and mobile products for companies that work in Retail, Enterprise, Healthcare, Education, Logistics and many other industries. We craft bespoke digital solutions from start to finish and offer:
- Market Analysis & Concept Refinement
- UI/UX Design
- Web Development
- Mobile Development
- Quality Assurance
- Post-release Support
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  • Organic Response
    Client: Budget: more than $25,000 (USD)

    Client used Distributed Intelligence to deliver a cost-effective system that was extremely responsive, flexible and efficient. The client, Organic Response, had a system in place to control lighting levels, which could be use as foundation for the mobile apps they required. Magora initially take part in the project with some important updates on the existing Android and iOS apps.

    Later on, the client required to create a complex web-based connectivity portal and the Magora team joined the project.

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    Interviewed by AppFutura
    4/5
    • Expertise
    • Communication
    • On budget
    • Recommended
    • Review dateJul 06, 2017

    INTERVIEWED BY APPFUTURA ON JUL 05, 2017

    Please present yourself and your business.

    I am Dean Campbell-Smith, Technical Director OR Technologies. OR Technologies (ORT) is a lighting control company that has developed a revolutionary lighting control system - Organic Response. ORT is based in Melbourne is wholly owned by the Fagerhult Group.

    Explain what your project was about.

    Our project was to develop a mobile device application to interface with the lighting control system. Provides users, and managers the ability to configure the lighting control solution.

    Explain to what scope extend Magora Systems was involved in your project.

    Magora developed the app on both iOS and Android and provide ongoing development, support and maintenance.

    How did you get to meet the Magora Systems team and what led you to hiring them?

    We met them through Elance (now Upwork) and hired them after several interviews.

    How was their project management?

    Very good - Magora had excellent engagement.

    Was the project completed as expected? Was the time and the budget the same you agreed on?

    I don't have a lot of experience here - in that I have just taken over the relationship with Magora - but I believe that performance has been good.

    Did you find their expertise up to what you expected? Did they require any kind of training from your end to understand your product?

    Yes. A small amount of training was required to understand our hardware

    Please highlight the best things of Magora Systems.

    Responsiveness, expertise and communication

    Is there anything you believe Magora Systems could improve on?

    Not at the moment.

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  • Jurni
    Client: Budget: more than $25,000 (USD)

    Client contacted magora Magora with the intention of building a brand new social network app. The goal was to create a social media that was different: a video social network with the slogan "Real stories, real people, real life" with the intention of escaping the usually superflous nature of social media.

    The objective was creating a social app where users could have their own video journals and share with friends.

    Magora was given full requirements for this project and were responsible to turn the client ideas into comprehensive quality code. The app was created for iOS and it has Ruby on Rails and PHO backend. View full description

    Client contacted magora Magora with the intention of building a brand new social network app. The goal was to create a social media that was different: a video social network with the slogan "Real stories, real people, real life" with the intention of escaping the usually superflous nature of social media.

    The objective was creating a social app where users could have their own video journals and share with friends.

    Magora was given full requirements for this project and were responsible to turn the client ideas into comprehensive quality code. The app was created for iOS and it has Ruby on Rails and PHO backend. Hide full description

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    Interviewed by AppFutura
    5/5
    • Expertise
    • Communication
    • On budget
    • Recommended
    • Review dateJul 05, 2017

    INTERVIEWED BY APPFUTURA ON JUL 05, 2017

    Please present yourself and your business.

    My name is Edreece Arghandiwal and I am he cofounder and CEO of Jurni Inc, a video journaling platform focused on authenticity and emotions.

    Explain what your project was about.

    We built Jurni in order to democratize the storytelling process. We wanted to give people a platform where they felt safe and authentic. Our vision was to create a place where the only vehicle for communication was through video content, in order to preserve meaningful conversations.

    Explain to what scope extend Magora Systems was involved in your project.

    Magora dealt with all front-end work. We designed the app internally, then outsourced our work to Magora. They were involved from the conception of the idea, and we were so impressed that we maintained relationships with Magora to see through product updates and fixes as we grew.

    How did you get to meet the Magora Systems team and what led you to hiring them?

    After doing a comprehensive search on Elance (now upwork), I stumbled on Magora’s positive reviews. What attracted me most was their history with American organizations. Language barriers can hinder product growth and success, so it was key for me to find people who had worked with American organizations in the past. Design acumen was key, and they had it.

    How was their project management?

    Vlad, Anton and the rest of the product/project management team were on top of things. They never missed a meeting and always accommodated/listened to my ideas and feedback.

    Was the project completed as expected? Was the time and the budget the same you agreed on?

    Things are never going to be perfect but Magora made it feel seamless. They finished within budget and did so within a reasonable timeframe.

    Did you find their expertise up to what you expected? Did they require any kind of training from your end to understand your product?

    Yes, no training required.

    Please highlight the best things of Magora Systems.

    Good work ethics, incredible domain expertise, passion for technology, project management skills, and overall good people!

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  • Internal System for Kitchen Faucet Manufacturer
    Client: Budget: $10,000 – $15,000 (USD)

    The task was to develop a web portal with secure authentication and database for recording claims.
    The software is intended for internal use by management and sales personnel. We designed the interface, wrote the code, and helped client upload the updated version to a production server.

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    Interviewed by AppFutura
    5/5
    • Expertise
    • Communication
    • On budget
    • Recommended
    • Review dateMay 22, 2017

    INTERVIEWED BY APPFUTURA ON MAY 08, 2017

    Please present yourself and your business.

    My name is Michael Zinniger and I am the Creative Director at Waterstone Faucets in California. We make high-end luxury kitchen faucets and I am responsible for all the marketing material: catalogs, websites, mobile apps... Everything.

    Could you explain what your project was about?

    We have two aspects of our website. The first is the front-end, just a typical public site. We also have a back-end for sales representatives and kitchen showroom dealers where they can log in to their own account and download marketing materials, find out information about the company and so on.

    We also have a rewards program where if a sales person or a kitchen dealer sells one of our faucets we give them a commission. So that person would log in, enter their claim and we keep a record of it on our database and pay them out at the end of the year.

    That was the project.

    To what scope was Magora involved in the project?

    It was pretty database driven as far as the back-end. I knew how to do the front-end, but this was beyond my knowledge. I found Magora and basically hired them to basically do it from scratch.

    They were involved from beginning to end, creating a secure log in, creating a database of users, dealerships, regions, territories, sales people... Basically a back end website. They did all the graphics, interface and user experience too.

    They did pretty much everything. I kind of gave them an outlined of what I wanted and they just ran with it.

    How did you meet Magora Systems and why did you decided to hire them?

    We had two bad experiences with developers here in California. The first one just disappeared and didn't finished our project. The second company charged us tens of thousands of dollars and could not get it right and eventually missed their deadline.

    Somebody suggested a site called Upwork and I probably interviewed about 5 companies there. Just from the get-go, Magora Systems actually listened, which I thought was key. Once I hired them, they immediately put together a very detailed outline of exactly what I was looking for. They were very methodical and detail-oriented.

    They did it in a timely manner too, I was impressed. And they hit their deadlines!

    How was their project management?

    They did really well. I was assigned a Project Manager from the beginning that oversaw not only the developers, but some of the user experience designers. They had a very methodical outline.

    Before we even started, we had a lot of questions back and forth and Skype calls from Russia. From day 1 we wanted to make sure that we were on the same page.

    The Project Manager spoke very good English and she was the liaison between the developers and I. It made me feel more comfortable because they didn't just start charging me money and start the project not really understanding the scope of it. They knew exactly what I wanted.

    You are in California and they were in Russia. Did you every find any difficulties with time difference?

    We had Skype calls with St. Petersburg, which was like 9 hours ahead. We had calls in my early mornings, which is about their 7pm. If we needed to talk with the development team, it was in Siberia, they are 13 hours ahead, so I would talk at 10pm my time, noon their time.

    It has never been an issue. Emails a little bit delay because of it, but I have even received emails from them when I know it is their midnight. This means they see my emails and reply pretty rapidly anyway.

    Was time and budget as agreed on initially?

    Yes. Time wise it was great. They met all their deadlines and each week they spelled out what they would be working on for the next days.

    As far as budget, we came out with a set price. The problem was actually on my end where I didn't give them enough details about certain things in my company. So in the end we had to add a few things, but they just re-quoted the project and they stuck to that.

    Again, communication is just great with them!

    When was the project delivered?

    April 1st, 2017. I had a hard deadline and they delivered right on the day.

    So it has barely been a month. Are you still working with them?

    Yes, I have actually hired them for another project, some improvements on the work done. They did a great job with the first project, so it is now very easy to add features to what has been done.

    I did another set price project with them and now I am under an hourly/weekly maintenance contract with them, so I just tell them what I need. It's going to be ongoing and I will continue to use them.

    Was their expertise up to what you expected or did they ever require any training?

    As far as their development, everything works and works good. I don't really have an insight on their expertise, but the result works so I am assuming everything is cool.

    As far as educating them to my business, we had a couple of long Skype calls to make sure everything was understood. There was a little tiny bit of a language barrier, but they quickly even adapted to the lingo.

    What would you say are the best things about Magora systems?

    I just really like the people that I am working with. Really friendly, really helpful, polite and professional. I have got to know them a little bit personally.

    They are a young company, but they are very ambitious and, again, professional. I can't really say anything bad about them. I was really impressed, specially after having two bad experiences with American company.

    Is there any are you feel Magora Systems could improve on?

    The one thing is that they did exactly what I asked for. Maybe they could have suggested a couple of things that I had missed, but it is really minor stuff.

    The time difference things wasn't critical. Of course it would have been better if they were in California, but I don't think it held off the project.

    Even with the language and lingo, they just adapted really fast and probably did their own research to.

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  • CloudBuzz
    Client: Budget: $20,000 – $25,000 (USD)

    The client hired us to build a customer relationship management system (CRM) that facilitates business interaction between retailers and suppliers. CloudBuzz automates purchasing and ordering processes and generates reports.

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    Interviewed by AppFutura
    5/5
    • Expertise
    • Communication
    • On budget
    • Recommended
    • Review dateMay 08, 2017

    INTERVIEWED BY APPFUTURA ON MAY 08, 2017

    Please present yourself and your business at the time of the project.

    I am Neil Flannigan, I am a Product Manager. I worked with Magora in a previous company that I was with about 18 months ago.

    The business at the time was a software service for the hospitality industry, which was basically an aggregation platform. It was responsible for aggregating service information, product information, pricing and so on. This was made available to clients for mobile and desktop.

    The project was for Clouldbuzz. What were your needs at the time?

    We had some internal developers for the project with the nature I described earlier. They were responsible for two pieces of the project. An initial bootstrap phase, if you will, to develop an MVP of the product.

    We then used outsourced developers to continue. Instead of asking Magora for a complete project, we basically treated them as individual developers on our team. Which was great because we could essentially treat them the same way we treated our internal developers.

    What was the extend of the project scope for Magora?

    There was no specific scope. They just joined as two resources.

    How did you meet and why did you decided to hire Magora Systems?

    We met them through Elance (now Upwork). Price was a big concern, so we looked at a variety of offshore options. We first started with this very highly rated Indian company and used them for a short time until we found the communication barrier was just too difficult to overcome even in written text.

    After that, we made a short trial with Magora and they proved to be fine, so we decided to continue with them.

    How was their Project Management?

    We didn't really use them for Project Management, we kind of only used them as extra development resources. We did all the project managenent ourselves.

    Because of the nature of the project, I understand you did not hire them under a fixed budget, but rather on an hourly basis. Is this correct?

    We did work on an hourly basis, that is correct. I don't have the exact figures on hand, as it has been over 18 months, but we were probably paying $30/hour per developer.

    You are located in the UK. Did they work remotely or did they sent the coders to you?

    They only worked remotely.

    What their expertise up to what you expected or did they require any training?

    The stack that we were using was fairly generic, so they knew everything they needed to know.

    What would you say is the best thing about Magora Systems?

    This will probably sound steroptypical, but we found that Russian developers were fantastic at clarifying requirements on an issue by issue basis upfront, which did not happen with developers from certain countries in our experience.

    They were very clear and it was just fantastic, as a Product Manager, to count on that.

    Are there any areas Magora Systems could improve on?

    The only complaints that I would have, which would be for any developer really, is the speed that some of the tasks took. Some tasks actually took less hours than originally planned, which was great, but there were also some tasks that took quite a bit longer than expected.

    However, I don't think that's something I can hold against Magora specifically, as it is quite common.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    A lot of companies that we approached weren't too comfortable with any kind of reasonable version control. From our prespective, Magora was great with that. They were perfectly happy to correct things.

    It has been over 18 months since we used them. A lot in the development world has changed since then (frameworks, libraries...). I can't speak about how they are now, but they were definitely great back then.

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  • LoadedHDD
    Client: Budget: $10,000 – $15,000 (USD)

    The client is the creator of LoadedHDD, a perfect blend between physical content and streaming content. It is a pre-loaded hard drive with all content a user wants and that can be shared in up to 5 devices.

    Magora Systems was hired to code and encrypt all code and data.

    Users can navigate through and watch their preloaded content on the go. It long batter life and portable hot spot, makes it a great travelling complement for your entertainment needs.

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    Interviewed by AppFutura
    5/5
    • Expertise
    • Communication
    • On budget
    • Recommended
    • Review dateMay 08, 2017

    INTERVIEWED BY APPFUTURA ON MAY 08, 2017

    Please present yourself and your business.

    My Name is William Mclean and i run a company called Loaded Projects www.loadedprojects.com . I am the creator of LoadedHDD www.loadedhdd.com .

    Explain what your project was about.

    LoadedHDD is a pre-loaded wireless hard drive that is encrypted with a custom user interface that connects to the content providers website to update at any time. LoadedHDD connects to five different devices at once providing 400 hours of your favourite content without needing the internet.

    Explain to what scope extend Magora Systems was involved in your project.

    Magora Systems created all the coding and encryption which was needed. It was a team effort with the design and look of the product and website.

    How did you get to meet the Magora Systems team and what led you to hiring them?

    I went on Elance (now Upwork.com) and they had a great profile on the website but because i was new to this field i approached a lot of companies from many different countries. Some could do parts of the product tech but not all and the other problem was communication in English.

    How was their project management?

    Even though i was a novice in this field they always explained the technical details very well, always in communication, i can not remember a time when they have not followed through with a milestone or organised meeting.

    Was the project completed as expected? Was the time and the budget the same you agreed on?

    All agreed terms and budget was on time, I have never had a problem with Magora in these areas.

    Did you find their expertise up to what you expected? Did they require any kind of training from your end to understand your product?

    As i explained, i was new to this space and i have learnt a lot during the project and my communication with Magora but have not needed any type of training.

    Please highlight the best things of Magora Systems.

    Enthusiasm, Communication and execution

    Is there anything you believe Magora Systems could improve on?

    Not really to be honest, a couple of years ago there were a few employees/coders that were hard to understand but the Project Manager was always available if i did not understand.

    Is there anything else about your experience with Magora Systems that you would like to share?

    You can probably tell by my answers that there is not much i can say that is negative about Magora Systems, This has just been my experience. I hear the horror stories in this industry and can not relate...

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