REMOTE FULL-STACK DEVELOPMENT from A to Z
Altoros unites 30+ project teams with 350+ senior and mid-level developers who successfully deliver solutions of any complexity that require outstanding knowledge of .NET, Ruby, Java, front end, mobile, blockchain, as well as the expertise in cloud-native app development, data engineering, and artificial intelligence. We offer a full development cycle from A to Z.
To get early feedback from end users and prove the feasibility of the project, we build a minimum viable product for you. This iterative process will allow your team to learn how your target audience responds to the product’s core business purpose. Armed with user insights, you can allocate your time, effort, and budget to the areas that best satisfy your overall business objectives.
Product design (wireframing)
With a deep understanding of an iterative design methodology, we efficiently combine user research and testing and make timely improvements in product design to meet your evolving needs. With a user-centered design approach, we help you to deliver compelling solutions in any experience domain and create ultimate value for customers and end users.
Proof of concept (POC) development
By requesting a PoC, you can validate whether the chosen architecture serves your business needs, identify weak aspects, and improve them. This is the most efficient and accurate way to showcase the feasibility of the product concept and confirm the idea’s potential. This approach helps to pinpoint risks and errors at the early stages and avoid them before you start full-featured product development.
Data-driven roadmap development
Altoros helps to develop a start-up product roadmap based on key metrics that support strategic decisions. We use a weighted scoring method that enables us to determine what data-driven features to use. Thus, we can quickly balance effort and value, helping companies to make smart decisions.
Advisory and consulting services
We have a proven track record of working with startups to help them evolve into unicorn companies. Altoros offers strong knowledge and expertise for you to provide a fresh and independent perspective on business ideas, find qualified specialists comprising your future team, and help to avoid mistakes with a realistic budget for building and launching a product.
Remote dedicated team as a service
Altoros offers you to extend your in-house talent with our remote dedicated team of engineering professionals, architects, and project managers with proven experience in creating architecture, as well as building complete solutions, deploying to production, and performing operations management.
92% of our employees are senior- or mid-level engineers with degrees in computer science or math. Our core strength lies in the ability to enhance your current teams with our talent or build elite teams from the ground up.
What does a free two-week trial period mean?
We put customer satisfaction as a major priority. A key differentiator between us and other software engineering companies is that we guarantee efficient custom software development. In case you are not satisfied with the results achieved, we will not charge you for the work done by our software developers in the course of the first two weeks of the project.
WHY PARTNER WITH US
The team at Altoros has successfully implemented 1400+ projects, some of which can be accessed through this page. We do also share more details on a particular project and other stories of success on demand. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us with a request!
The Cloud-based Document Exchange System
The customer is a start-up company that came to Altoros with an idea to develop a service similar to “virtual FedEx” that delivers electronic documents. The main advantage of the emerging system was to be a simple and intuitive user interface. Ease of navigation and availability of the planned features were tested on a prototype developed by Altoros.
The system had to store a large number of documents and provide fast access to any of them. It was decided to use cloud technologies to ensure high availability, quick response times, and easy horizontal scalability. The system was integrated with EMC, FileTransfer services, and a third-party Reporting Tool selected by Altoros’s experts.
Normally, e-mail service providers limit the size of data sets that can be sent at a time. In addition, users have to employ third-party software to create documents with complex structures, multiple elds, diagrams, and tables.
The customer released a new solution that makes document exchange easier and more ecient. The system has already become rather popular, thanks to a user-friendly interface, smart navigation, enhanced security, and unlimited storage space in the cloud. By testing prototypes, we were able to carefully study all requirements, conrm functionality, and access usability before we started development.
Server Platform - CentOS
Client Platform/Application Server - CentOS
Technologies - Couchbase, Solr, Pentaho, Spring MVC, jQuery
Programming Language - Java
Database - Cassandra
Database Design Tool - yEd
Development Environment - Eclipse
Enabling Accessibility of an E-learning Language Platform
The customer is a leading provider of language training services to individuals and businesses in Norway. Accredited by the Ministry of Education, the company also delivers language courses and social studies to immigrants. The organization has educational centers in major Norwegian cities, including Oslo, Bergen, and Stavanger.
The company had a proprietary web app enabling users to test their language skills. The customer was working toward building a fully fledged e-learning platform based on the existing app. The platform would provide access to a variety of language courses and testing materials for students across Norway.
Collaborating with Altoros, the organization wanted to deliver functionality critical to interactive online learning, improve the existing features, and integrate billing. The customer aimed to get certification from Skill Norway, a governmental Agency for Lifelong Learning that belongs to the Ministry of Education and Research. In this regard, necessary functionality had to be enabled under the tight deadlines.
- It was important to ensure stable performance of the system while enabling smooth display of heavyweight interactive educational games and lessons.
- A possibility to record audio was one of the essential features for both teachers and students. To accelerate streaming and the processing of media during learning sessions, it was crucial to unify audio formats across a variety of browsers and operating systems.
- As the platform would also be utilized by people with disabilities, compliance with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) had to be achieved.
Partnering with Altoros, the customer delivered functionality vital to interactive language learning online, while maintaining the system’s availability and performance. Compliant with the WCAG standards, the platform is accessible to students with disabilities, safeguarding equality across education for all society members. Thanks to the enabled functionality, the company showcased the solution at the governmental level, winning a tender to connect a chain of 50 language schools to the platform and raising nearly $1.2 million of investment. Now, the product serves 3,000 students across the country.
At the moment, the customer continues collaborating with Altoros to build mobile apps for iOS and Android.
Programming language - TypeScript
Frameworks and tools - React.js, ReactPlayer, Redux, Howler.js, Audio Recorder Polyfill, LottieFiles, Framer Motion, wavesurfer.js, Testing Library, styled-components
Database - PostgreSQL
Branded Mobile Payment Systems / Apps
Paydiant is a provider of e-commerce and payment products for both U.S. and world markets. Its expertise in electronic billing and mobile marketing attracts customers from technology, finance, retail, and other industries. The company delivers online and mobile wallet functionality for a number of the most globally recognized brands, ensuring the use of their apps by millions of people around the globe.
Paydiant faced the lack of flexible resources for development of a prototype for one of the largest clients within a limited time frames and product release schedules. The app should give users quick access to the closest stores, allowing for making an order and paying ahead right from their mobile phones. The idea was to have the dishes cooked in advance—within 15 minutes after the transaction.
The customer also wanted to extend functionality of its mobile solution for several US banks. They expected to enable cardless cash access from ATMs and to speed up the QR code reader. (Mobile banking application users complained that the QR code reading process was slow and inaccurate.)
The following main challenges were faced during the project implementation:
- Since the customer’s mobile payment system and the purchasing services of its clients (restaurants/banks) operate independently, this required proper integration of user accounts on both sides and real-time synchronization of payment data (orders, history, etc.).
- All the transactions and account details should be secured to prevent any unauthorized access and leakage.
Cooperation with Altoros provided the customer with a new large client—a global fast food chain. After approving the prototype, they proceeded to development of a full version of the application with the following features:
In addition to the standard menu, user profile, and ordering functionality, its rich UI featured a customized map with multifunctional data displaying, extended options for navigation within the app, multi-optional orders, possibility save order details for further timesaving re-ordering, etc.
Advanced customization of an order was also delivered. Users were enabled with a multiple choice of different options for their sandwiches. They can select a type of bread, flavor, cheese, meat, and sauce, as well as add extra components or put more veggies.
The application is now used by thousands of people across the U.S. in dozens of restaurants; the customer is also planning for further expansion to other countries.
Finally, our engineers significantly boosted QR code handling for bank-branded apps, which improved app performance and customer satisfaction.
Client Platform - App Server iOS
Technologies - Core Location, Core Animation, UIKit, Core Foundation, RestKit, AFNetworking, Grand Central Dispatch, Playgrounds, REST API, MapKit, Autolayout, CocoaPods
Databases - SQLite, Core Data
Development Environment - Xcode
A Mobile App for Renting Electric Scooters with 170,000 Active Users
Based in the USA, the customer is a transportation robotics company focusing on technology-driven development for micro-mobility vehicles. With 30 patents, the company’s flagship invention is a system for scooter fleets. In 2020, the startup raised $60 million of investment.
Under the hood, the platform allowed for detecting 100+ malfunctions: break failures, short circuits, faulty batteries, etc. After the system identified an issue, it would take an appropriate action—e.g., stop the vehicle or block an attempt to rent it—to prevent damage during and between the rides. Originally, the company’s fleet of scooters was available for rental at the campus of the globally recognized tech university. However, the customer had an ambition to deliver its services across the USA, as well as enter the European market. Partnering with Altoros, the organization wanted to develop mobile apps for iOS and Android that would enable users to rent a scooter in 12 cities around the world the service was present.
Under the project, the team at Altoros had to address the following issues:
- Cities have geofenced zones—low-speed or restricted areas—that impose certain limitations on vehicle movement. In the cities where the service operated, the number of such zones varied from 10 to 400. It was crucial for the mobile app to identify such zones in real time to prevent any accidents as the scooter would slow down or would be disabled upon approaching a geofence.
- As the service relied on a third-party billing system, sometimes, it took almost 3 minutes to process the payment. As a result, users could not start the ride until the procedure is completed.
- The verification of a bank balance and charging the fee was also a responsibility of the third-party billing system. This left the service vulnerable to allowing a vehicle rental to users with insufficient funds.
active Android users
active iOS users
Partnering with Altoros, the customer developed a mobile app that enables scooter rental for almost 170,000 users in 12 cities across the globe. By enabling the display of geofenced zones in real time, the company prevented users from entering restricted areas or riding at full capacity in low-speed areas. With an in-app wallet, the customer ensured only users with sufficient funds were able to rent their scooters.
After field-testing its service in the USA and Europe, the customer is planning to expand to the Asian market.
Platform Android, iOS
Programming languages Kotlin, Swift
Frameworks and tools AAC, Firebase Cloud Messaging, Jumio, Stripe, Retrofit, Room, Coroutines, ZXingScannerView, Google Maps, Apple Maps
Web-Based System for Retailers
Altoros developed a Web-based system for retailers that enables to collect statistics on consumer demand for their products and adjust their sales strategy according to these figures.
TapMap is a start-up company that needed a solution to synchronize the retailer’s Point of Sale system with an online account. The stock and prices are updated daily in the Web system. Shoppers can access this data with the help of a free app that works on iPhone or Android. It enables them to compare prices by scanning barcodes with the built-in camera of a smartphone.
As customers search and scan products, the Web system collects, processes, and generates reports for retailers. Searches and scans are displayed on a visual map in real time.
Browsing reports, retailers can track the shopping trends minute-by-minute for a single product or the entire stock. They can use this information further for the products analytics. A retailer can, for example, compare the demand for Chardonnay in a number of districts during a month and forecast the amount of wine needed to be in stock in the next month. One can even calculate the expected sales and open a new POS in the area where the demand has proved to be sufficient.
To collect, process, and display the statistics in real time, the system must feature the highest level of performance and scalability. The existing solution was slow and could not satisfy the growing needs of the customer.
The customer has been named one of three winners at the International EXPO 2011. The event was held in the heart of Silicon Valley at the Plug and Play Tech Centre and hosted the world’s leading technology experts. The iEXPO featured promising startups who presented their project pitches to the audience.
Server Platform - CentOS
Client Platform/Application Server - Web browser/Nginx + Passenger, Apache + Passenger
Technologies - Ruby on Rails 2.3.8, Sphinx, MongoDB, MapReduce
Programming Language - Ruby 1.8.7
Database - MySQL 5.1 (primary), MongoDB 1.8 (for statistics)
Development Environment - TextMate
A Highly Secure Smart Home System Wins a Kickstarter Funding
Steele Solutions is a London-based developer of nCube Home—an IoT system that enables users to efficiently control their houses through a single cross-platform app. The solution automates a number of scenarios, such as tracking energy consumption, turning on/off household appliances, monitoring house security, etc. Unlike other alternatives on the market, the system stores all the sensitive data locally on a physical hub.
The customer wanted to deliver an IoT solution for a smart home, automating the following scenarios:
- Optimize energy consumption(turn the lights and thermostats on / off)
- Control central heating(align the temperature with the weather)
- Manage household appliances remotely(raise the blinds, set up an audio system to wake a user up at specific time, etc.)
- Control boiler receivers(e.g., heat up at preset time)
- Monitor house security(send alerts in case of smoke / leak or unpredicted entry movements)
- Having cooperated with several development teams from EU, but not satisfied with the results and the quality of code, the customer turned to Altoros to fix the issues and accelerate delivery.
- Dealing with sensitive data, the solution needed to be highly secure.
- The offline mode had to be enabled so that the system does not fail without Internet connection or when nCube servers are unavailable.
- On connecting a new device, the system needed to recognize what type of a device it is to trigger the appropriate behavior.
Partnering with Altoros, the customer was able to get additional Kickstarter funding at the prototyping phase. The product was later successfully distributed to house owners across Europe, Americas, and Australia.
The company is planning to enable the system not only to differentiate between 15 types of devices connected, but recognize exactly what the device is—an audio system, a smoke detector, a kettle, etc.
Server platform - Debian
Technologies - Ruby on Rails, Grape, AngularJS, Ionic, OpenVPN, Raspberry Pi, Cordova
Databases - PostgreSQL, MySQL
Automating Order Management for Wine and Spirits Retailers
Based in the USA, the company provides a suite of apps for the wine and spirits industry. Sales managers and representatives in 43 states utilize the customer’s order placement, delivery tracking, communication, and other systems. The organization serves the market for 20+ years, and its software products help to process $15 billion in wine/spirits sales annually.
The US legislation prohibits producers of alcoholic beverages to sell their goods to retailers (stores, bars, cafes, restaurants, etc.) directly. So, wholesalers act as intermediaries between manufacturers and retailers. To distribute alcoholic products, however, wholesalers mostly make phone calls, send catalogs by e-mails, and hold in-person meetings. Understanding how time-consuming and prone to human error these manual processes were, the customer recognized the opportunity of developing an order management app.
The company turned to Altoros to build a system—from scratch—that would enable retailers to place and track orders, as well as facilitate reporting.
Under the project, the team at Altoros had to address the following issues:
- Each retailer might want to install the app on its own server(s). As different companies might have different workflows and technologies, it was important to ensure that the app was customizable to smoothly integrate into existing ecosystems.
- At the same time, system administrators without programming skills had to be able to implement custom components and layouts requested by retailers.
- Since the app was to serve multiple retailers, it was crucial to enable multitenancy and display only relevant product offers to them.
processed in annual sales
reduced feature release time
Partnering with Altoros, the customer developed a multitenant system that automates order placement for retailers in the wine and spirits industry. Thanks to the chosen DDD architecture, the delivered system can be easily tailored to the end-user workflows and integrated into existing ecosystems. At the same time, the delivered admin panel makes it possible to implement any customizations requested by retailers in just a few clicks. The CI/CD pipeline coupled with code reuse helped the company to reduce a feature release cycle by 3x.
Programming language - TypeScript
Technologies - Angular, Node.js, Sequelize, Fastify, Swagger, OpenAPI, Bitbucket Pipelines, Yarn workspaces, Sketch, WebStorm, Google Fonts
Database - Microsoft SQL Server
Software for Selecting and Mixing Paint
The application enables users to select and mix the paint of the needed color and quality.
The application provides shop owners with a tool to select the needed color of paint for a customer, set the quality and material of the paint, and choose the recipe for making this particular color.
The application sends this information to the tinting machine, which mixes colors to produce the paint. It adds the necessary colorants in the required proportion to the color base.
The application also enables to store information about customers and recipes of paints they have ever purchased. If the customer needs the paint of the same color, he or she will easily obtain exactly the same paint mixed according to the recipe that was saved for that particular customer in the database.
Jotun Paints is one of the world's leading producers and suppliers of paints and coatings. The company wanted to enhance the customer service by providing the revolutionary solution for selecting and mixing colors.
The solution should help shop owners satisfy customers’ needs by selling them Jotun paints of a required color. Software should allow one to look through the possible colors for different paint products in different ways, help to choose the desired color, and control the tinting machine during the process of paint creation.
The main challenge was to implement the user interface created by third-party designers. Jotun hired a team of designers who had created a sophisticated user interface that reflected the look and feel of each button and each feature. The team had to work according to the UI designers’ sketches.
The application allowed Jotun to greatly improve the customer service. The solution has helped the company receive new orders and get much more regular customers.
Server Platform - Multiplatform
Client Platform/Application Server - Windows XP, Windows 7
Technologies - .NET Framework 4.0, WPF
Programming Language - C#
Database - SQL Server 2008 Compact
Database Design Tool - Microsoft Visio
Development Environment - Visual Studio 2010
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I have never worked with a more efficient, corporative, and skilled programming team.
I have never worked with a more efficient, corporative, and skilled programming team as Altoros. They consistently met every target set for them, usually ahead of their own estimates. In addition to providing very skilled labor, they consistently sought to offer their skilled knowledge in project management, software development processes, and system test. I would definitely recommend them to anyone requiring enterprise database application design and development.
Altoros helped us double our customer base and roll out several new product lines.
We had experience with Altoros on a previous project, and when it came to resourcing at Revere we looked to Altoros for the experience and flexibility we needed. In collaboration with our in-house team, our Altoros contractors swiftly identified and articulated critical paths against our roadmap. Altoros contractors were able to dive in from day one and meaningfully contribute to our engineering organization.
Altoros eliminated 95% of service breakdowns.
The remit of the Altoros ops folks is to locate and stabilize a malfunctioning service and report it to the engineering team. If they can't stabilize it they have permission to wake us up, but that's only happened once.
Communication and issue escalation are both prompt.
Altoros has taken full responsibility and effectively utilized project management methodologies since day one. Communication and issue escalation are both prompt, while a proactive approach and near-constant availability continue to impress. Their team even works overtime to ensure timely delivery.
We received a software system of a high production.
Working with Altoros we were able to build a software system of a high production with an optimized delivery, which is able to take orders, and predict inventory with more efficiency and speed. We were able to integrate data from their off-the-shelf solutions and additionally build tools that were not previously available. I would say that together Altoros and I were able to achieve a happy client, a more efficient product delivery system, and a scalable platform for the future.
Altoros is a great choice specifically for software development projects!
For software development projects, specifically, web development and even some non-standard projects, I think Altoros is a great choice. Their ability to quickly provide high-quality resources, multiple geographies, and flexibility has been a huge asset for us. For example, I do not think I would be able to ask any other software vendors to draft a resource in France for three months. I asked Altoros about Altoros and there were no hesitations. I completely recommend Altoros.
The code quality, as well as, communication are top notch.
I would definitely recommend Altoros for software development projects. It has been a pleasure working with them. We had issues where we had problems over the weekend and if something happens on Saturday and these guys come in and take care of it. There is a huge commitment from the team. The code quality is top notch and communication is top notch. Absolutely would recommend hiring Altoros for software needs.
We got immediate and acute development help from Altoros.
Great job! We highly recommend Altoros.
We highly recommend Altoros to rapidly build complex applications using cutting edge technologies. Again, great job!
I would absolutely recommend Altoros for anyone looking for great engineers.
It’s a very laid- back, but very professional company at the same time. Being able to work with people that understand technology, but also understand what it means to run a company is great. I would absolutely recommend Altoros!
I’m happy with the partnership between Trace Data and Altoros!
By partnering with Altoros, I hired engineers much faster than I could hire in the Bay Area. As my engineering team is growing, I can continue to rely on Altoros to bring new engineers quickly. Altoros charges a reasonable price, definitely lower than the Bay Area. This helps me to achieve my goal within budget. Based on past year’s experience, I’m happy with the partnership between Tracedata and Altoros, and would recommend Altoros, for sure.