QArea provides award-winning web & mobile development services that transform business ideas into software. As a team of the finalists of the European Software Testing Awards, we detect and forestall software crashes and connected business risks, applying both automated and manual QA methods. For more than 18 years our inhouse team of 250+ specialists in development, testing, and design successfully launched 800+ projects that leverage business for enterprises, SMEs, and startups. Giants as eBay, Microsoft, Skype, AOL, Huffington Post trust their code to QArea’s experts to write and evaluate. For our 500+ clients to benefit from higher efficiency, we’ve developed the software tool that improves code quality and level-up process performance. QArea has been independently appraised at CMMI-DEV Capability Maturity Level 3. We are the only mid-size software development outsourcing company with a CMMI-DEV appraised business unit in Ukraine.
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Vkontake, or simply VK is a popular social media platform, mostly used in Russia and Eastern Europe. It is proud with more than 400 million active users monthly. Our team was to make a great AR application for users of this network. We have created an app, written on Wp 7.1 and integrated and API from vk.com that allows heavy use of the network’s geo-service. Each published post has a geo-mark and will be displayed within the app. Users will also be able to see which post are located nearby, straight through the camera. Visualized tabs will augment the reality and provide users with more comfort and interactivity. It is now enough to take a look at a store or a restaurant through a smartphone to determine who checked in there and all comments that were left. Additionally, all users will be able to see all published posts on their map. Gyroscope is used in order to display posts on the screen of a phone correctly. All math and other calculations were created from scratch. 100% custom code was used to meet exact and precise expectations of the target audience.
We have created a lovable game that looks beautiful on screens, has an addictive gameplay and satisfy all requirements from both the customer and players. We have developed a game that allows players to feel themselves like actual warriors on a battlefield of tanks. People can easily play with friends to finally decide who’s the best player, whose tank is mightier, and who will be dominant in the battle. To ensure best possible results our developers have designed and implemented all following functionality: - Rich 2-D graphics and colorful animations; - Accurate physics; - Mind-blowing sound effects; - An achievement system; - Collectable weapons, items and bonuses; - Much more. Server-end required for accurate connections that enables multiplayer capabilities is based on Photon, a fast, real-time gaming service. As an addition, social media functionality is supported, thus ensuring even better player engagement and encouragement in new achievements. Social media features are realized thanks to open feint.
The mobile application may be proud with approximate 1000.000 – 5000.000 downloads and a solid 4.0 grade on Google Play which is quite a prof of quality and stability regarding the application’s field of interest and competition. A web portal that is closely integrated with social networks like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram. The integration is also maintained with news aggregators such as MSN, Buzzfeed, Hulu with a vast base of fans and subscribers.
iPad, iPhone, Mobile Websites
The PushToNet project is a mobile applications for Windows Phone 8.1. Project is positioning itself as an easy to use and user-friendly tool designed for simple, flawless and secure user data sharing. Any user may easily select any file that is desired, include it into preselected media catalogs, add comments to selected files, etc. Also, users should select an expiration date (it is ranged from one day to one year), and then files are sent to the internet. As the result, users will receive shortened URL to the page which contains sent data and displays full information about the file, and the download functionality. These shortened URLs are easily shared within applications, they may become, SMS messages, e-mails, etc.
Knozen is a fun, interactive social network application designed for colleagues, friends and other people who are either related or wish to find out more about each other. Considering the purpose, Knozen was designed as a social game application. All the efforts of development have ended with a breathtaking iOS solution that was named on of top hottest startups by BusinessInsider. Knozen resulted entertaining enough to kick off with 10% users spending 137 minutest in the app monthly and on average, every Knozen app user shares invites with somewhere around 2.2 other people. More than 900.000 questions were answered on Knozen by last February.
We were to create a mobile client for the blog. Primarily the task was difficult as the blog was already an established brand. It is popular and beloved, with a unique stile and format. Quite a pack of expectations we had to surpass. OUR SOLUTION We created a multilingual iOS application available in English, French, Dutch, Italian and Traditional Chinese. Additionally Twitter was integrated for deeper engagement of visitors. All their favorite posts are now easily shared with but a tap of a finger. Allwomenstalk app is very like the blog itself, however is more comfortable, runs faster and is simpler in use. Additionally, we have implemented an astonishing design, transforming the app into something even more lovable and widely accessible than the blog itself.
Open Cancer Network is a mobile social network application that is available for different users such as patients, doctors, caregivers, friends and family, researchers. The application contains five sections: Timeline tab This tab contains information about user activity or followed users activity like received badges, posts, shared posts and app news. Notifications view shows activity of new comments, likes and follows. The user can find other users by name and articles, create new post or share current ones, review user's profile, follow/unfollow a user. In the details of selected post the user can read full article, leave comments, open links, share posts to social network like Twitter, Facebook and email. Diary tab This tab contains a list of questions for current user's type. The user can tell about his physical activity, appetite, mood and other relevant questions. The user can configure questions from settings on his profile. Stats tab On this tab the user can view his stats on graphics during a week, month and year. All data are taken from answers to questions of the diary section. Activity tab This tab contains different categories, such as military, diet, lifestyle and etc. Each category has a list of questions and the user can give answers to the question in random order. Profile tab This tab contains personal information like location, description, age, gender and etc. The user can update his information on edit view, change diary settings list. Also there's available view with info about count of followers, following and posts.
REQUIREMENTS Implementation of as stable, reliable CRM (customer relationship manager) mobile client that is, besides all expandable and, most importantly, it has to be easy tunable. SOLUTIONS Few easy steps that have proven to be the most convenient and user-friendly application workflow. Accumulating the required number of stamps allows users to claim their loyalty-program reward from the retail outlet. Once this is done, users get a fresh slate to accumulate more stamps. As a handy addition the application is supported with a map feature, showing users all the nearby locations of retail outlets that are accepting loyalty cards. RESULT Ever since launched in October, 2011 Perx applications have proven to be Singapore’s leading mobile loyalty platform. The amount of users satisfied with application’s convenience and appearance extend 200.000 which is to be just the thing to be expected from a number 1 app in its domain, right?
$ 50000 to 200000
Android, iPad, iPhone
Distractify is a leading entertainment company in the mobile era. This fascinating portal follows the trend (among Buzzfeed and Upworthy) for inspiring, funny and eye-catching post titles, often in list form, with video, image and GIF-heavy content. We are most happy QArea had a chance to assist them and here’s what we did for Distractify: - Development - Integrating Service-oriented architecture. - Android API - IOS API Official stats have their unique visitor count at 43 million since its launch in October 2013, and the site has inspired 10 million Facebook shares in that short space of time.
Android, iPad, iPhone, Mobile Websites
The portal is based on the MovableType platform, which has been modified to minimize the number of database queries and to improve performance. To load a server in order to process pictures, CSS and other statistic content, Amazon S3 is used. To ensure stable and efficient work under heavy and peak loads we have used the memcache technology, which is a general-purpose distributed memory caching system that allows speeding up dynamic database-driven websites by caching data and objects in memory to reduce the number of times the database must be read. For subsystem where database queries were slow but memcache couldn't be used because it wasn't a persistent storage the team used Redis NoSQL server. Also Akamai caching system was used to dramatically decrease number of incoming requests approximately in 1 000 000 times , this system allows flexibly and functionality required to easily configure each page and create different caches for it. QArea developers have implemented rather serious new functionality for this site: our own custom app, based on Google Maps API was created. It operates with a large number of images that were generated by our team. The app is fully capable of withstanding enormous volumes of data (~1 million rows) and can support a large number of users at the same time. Several data storages were used by our developers in order to properly set up the comments system: first they used MySQL with "nested set" datamodel, then comments system was moved to MongoDB and implemented as a web service. New solution easily works with more than 100 000 000 records database. Websocket Front-end Solution was used for reliable message delivery and adding latest news and comments to already loaded pages, aligned with Erlang-based server implementation. The system was configured for sending 150 000 messages per second. A powerful statistics system has been implemented in the back-end: there is a statistics of tracking of entries, statistics of visits referred from different search engines. There is also statistics of the sites referring to huffingtonpost.com and general tracking of keywords/key phrases which can be used to refer the users to the site.
iPad, iPhone, Mobile Websites
The Beakun project is a website and mobile applications for Android and iOS that were designed as a tool connecting various businesses with their customers in a simple yet classy manner. This projects main objective was in establishing a marketing portal in which the system itself communicates with both the users and the businesses. The system considers accurate current time and date and uses such data to display business events that are of current interest on a map within a selected location.
Android, iPad, iPhone, Mobile Websites
The task was to develop a social media aggregator that allows to create user accounts, to connect different social media accounts and conveniently manage the information from them on one single platform. We were also to develop a fitting iOS app that was requited to allow creation of a dynamic feed of messages from social networks with a few touches. RebelMouse is an aggregator for social media that was launched by Huffington Post CTO Paul Berry. On the first look this platform looks like a digital newspaper that represents user’s social media events. Basic registration allows users to connect their accounts on Twitter and Facebook. The updates from the connected accounts are represented in the collage-style information flow that shows user’s presence within social media. RebelMouse allows user to arrange the posts displayed on the dashboard. The user page is updated automatically, but the user can customize it deleting updates that are not necessary or sticking the important ones to the top of the page. Also, among the RebelMouse tools there is a bookmarklet to share any content that has been found by the user on the Web. The RebelMouse platform also works on the mobile application for iOS. This allows people and businesses who have huge volumes of personal followings to choose a convenient way to make their fans reach all of their recent updates. RebelMouse app allows you all the features while on the go from anywhere.
iPad, iPhone, Mobile Websites