Running a successful scale-up in a highly competitive tech ecosystem is not an easy feat. Alongside an innovative idea, startups need an immaculate way to present their solution, which appeals to their customers or clients. Outsourcing software development becomes a must for some scale-up companies. The reasons can vary, ranging from the war for talent due to software engineers shortage, to killer deadlines imposed by shareholders or an ever-changing business environment.
In such cases, outsourcing your software development needs to an external entity sounds like a brilliant move. It can not only help save you development costs, but it also leverages the skills of professionals that have established themselves in the field. There’s also the flexibility to select from different technologies that suit your requirement and much more.
To get the best value for money, outsourcing to the more affordable Eastern European countries seems the wise thing to do. Here are some top Eastern European software development companies that are worthy of your consideration. The companies have been selected based on their Clutch ranking by Silicon Canals’ editorial team and The Software House.
1 The Software House
The Software House is one of the most highly recommended software development companies in 2020. It was founded back in 2012 by three friends, Mateusz Kubiczek, Marek Gajda and Marcin Mazurek, who are also software developers. The Software House is an agile development partner for CTOs and tech managers in fast-growing software companies. They design and develop advanced software solutions for businesses worldwide, with notable performance in markets such as the Netherlands, the UK, Germany, and Finland.
TSH’s services include full-stack web development with Node.js, React.js, and PHP, software architecture consultancy to improve scalability, performance, cost optimisation for existing software products, modern frontend development, and complete product design of real-time web applications. The company has offices in Gliwice and Krakow, Poland and the Netherlands, and its client list includes some notable names such as WieBetaaltWat, BrickVest, and eSky.
The Software House is ranked #1 for software development in Poland on Clutch.
2 Grind Web Studio
Grind is a web studio that creates notable UI concepts and offers effective user experiences. The company was founded back in 2012 by Ivaylo Karmazov with the aim of creating “digital adventures” for its customers. Folks over at Grind have numerous offerings but specialise in services such as web design, e-commerce development, and web development.
These services encompass e-commerce, WooCommerce, web design, motion design, user experience design, responsive design, front-end development, back-end development, and native apps development. With its office in Sofia, Bulgaria, the company has an impressive client list, which includes McDonald’s, Hyundai, Generali, among others.
Grind Web Studio is ranked #2 in Top E-Commerce Developers in Eastern Europe on Clutch.
3 Droids On Roids
As the name suggests, Droids on Roids is a software development company that specialises in creating mobile apps. Additionally, it also offers web app development. It has undertaken over 130 projects that span across various categories such as mCommerce, fintech, medtech, Internet of Things, maps & navigation, social networking, and more. The company was founded by Wojciech Szwajkiewicz in 2011, and it has a team of over 60 talented professionals working on global projects.
Its clients include global brands and notable startups such as Giphy, CCC, NCC, Knorr-Bremse, HoneyBee and others. The company has also been ranked in “Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Central Europe Awards” as one of the 50 most dynamic technology companies in the region. Headquartered out of Wrocław, Poland, the technology stack the company deals in are Swift, Kotlin, Flutter, React.js, and Node.js.
Droids on Roids is ranked #2 for top Eastern European app development companies on Clutch.
Operating since 1995, Softengi is a digital transformation company. It is one of the top 100 IT Services providers, according to IAOP, which has completed over 1000 projects. It aims to deliver innovative solutions by leveraging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Extended Reality (XR) and Internet of Things (IoT).
The company works on Microsoft technology stack, Python, Unity, and more. With a team of over 280 professionals, Softengi operates out of Kyiv, Ukraine. Some notable clients include Siemens, Veon, and Cority, among others.
Softengi is ranked #1 in the top Eastern European IoT development companies on Clutch.
5 Tubik Studio
One of the most recent entrants on the list is Tubik, a digital agency founded by Sergey Valiukh. The company started in 2013, and it creates innovative mobile and web experiences. Operating out of Dnipro, Ukraine, it offers UI/UX design for web and mobile, webflow, motion graphics and branding services. With over 40 professionals working for it, the agency has delivered over 400 projects in its 6+ years of operation.
Opera, Huawei, Credentially.io, among others, are some notable Tubik Studio clients. The agency also made it among the Top 10 Design Teams on Dribbble, has won a Webby Award and a Red Dot Award as well.
Tubik is ranked #1 in Eastern European design companies on Clutch.
For more information on software development, please have a look at previous stories on software development in collaboration with The Software House:
- Five key tips to choose the right tech stack for your company
- The cost of software: pros and cons of hiring developers, freelancers or teaming up with a software house
- The State of Frontend in 2020 (report)
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