Fora Soft has been included in 2 Clutch Top-100 lists: 100 Fastest Growing Companies and 100 Sustained Growing Companies!
Clutch is an online review and rating platform based in Washington DC. They verify whether to name a company as one of the best in their field. This specific award is for companies that recorded the highest verified revenue change:
Fastest Growth – from 2019 to 2020
Sustained Growth – from 2017 to 2020
Fora Soft has grown by 58% from 2019 to 2020 and by 158% from 2017 to 2020. For that, we’d like to thank our clients and partners, as well as for ten 5-star reviews on Clutch. Kind thoughts help motivate our team, and we’re especially thankful for reviews like this:
“Their skills impressed us, they can do anything in a short amount of time.” – COO, INSTACLASS.
Quickly growing a business is never an easy task and is an achievement that most will never be able to see. This is why we also want to thank Clutch for setting up such an award and recognizing the important milestone we’ve reached as a company.
“Thank you very much, the Clutch team, for choosing us. We are always hesitant about asking clients for a review. They are busy businessmen and businesswomen, and it takes time and mental effort. That is why we do not have many. However, the ones we have are all 5-stars, and we’d like to thank our clients for these kind words and the highest esteem. Happy that these were enough to make it into the Clutch 100 list. We’ll keep up the good work and improve further.” – Nikolay Sapunov, CEO of Fora Soft.
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Our copywriter Nikita sat down with Ali, TapeReal CEO & Founder from Vancouver, to talk about his experience of working with Fora Soft. Ali came to us in August 2020, he wanted to create a video social media. This is how Ali describes the product:
TapeReal is a better version of YouTube. Like,if YouTube was built today instead of 2005, for the people of today. That’s what we’re trying to build.
Was Fora Soft your 1st choice?
No, it wasn’t. Before this, I was working with a number of developers and other software developing companies with varying degrees of success. We got some MVP prototypes.
I decided to turn to Fora Soft because I was impressed by their expertise in streaming technologies, the focus on quality, and their commitment to client’s success.
What about your “before” and “after” of working with us?
Before working with Fora Soft, our development sprints were planned a little differently. I’d put together the requirements for design, but I wasn’t involved in user stories.
With Fora Soft we planned our sprints more effectively, they were more precise, the user stories were very clear.
The project manager provided a clear development plan about what is going to be achieved on certain days and certain milestones. So that part, I think, helped make the sprints more successful. The team was very involved in the whole planning process and provided a lot of great feedback as well.
Can you share any measurable figures? Like, profit, number of users, how many crashes?
In AppStore, we generated more positive reviews. The app was stabilized in many respects as well. We were facing a lot of issues with call recording and also with solo recording features. The team was able to fix some of those bugs and stabilize that experience for the community as well.
Were there any difficulties while developing the app?
We had an existing codebase, so it took some time for the team to familiarize themselves with the codebase.
You know, whenever there were challenges, the team did their best to overcome them, or they presented alternative options and solutions.
They communicated very effectively. In the beginning, it was just a matter of us getting used to each others’ communication styles and timelines. So, there were some miscommunications, some expectations from both ends that were a little bit challenging. Once we got to the standardized process, we had some clear expectations. The project ran pretty smoothly thereafter.
With TapeReal being quite an unusual project, communication is king. Determination and professionalism are very important, too. Rate us on those qualities, and maybe add some others?
In terms of communication, professionalism, and determination, nobody is perfect. I’d like to give you a score of 10, but obviously, we’re human beings. We make mistakes sometimes, but the main thing is that we learn from them, and we overcome them. In that respect, I really appreciated working with you guys. In terms of communication, you’re very proactive. The weekly status reports are really helpful, kinda gives you an idea of what was achieved, what’s planned for next week. You always communicated on Skype effectively. The professionalism also was always there.
The team treated the project like their own. They wanted to see the client succeed.
As for determination, I’d say that when there’s a technical challenge, the team enjoys trying to solve it. They put forth the best solution for it, which is great. If they’re unable to do it, you guys present the options or the alternatives for achieving the result in the end. In that respect, I also really appreciated the eye on the budget. Obviously, being a startup, we have limited funds. The team took that into consideration whenever they planned all their sprints, so I appreciate that, too.
Thanks! On behalf of the whole Fora Soft team, I wish you all the best with your project. I believe it has a great future.
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At Fora Soft, we really know how to develop multimedia software. We’ve been doing it for years and amassed lots of experience! Our work has found appreciation in the latest Clutch rating.
Clutch is an American rating platform. They release geography-based top-company ratings every year, and this time we made it there. Fora Soft is on the 15th place out of 94 in the Development category.
Cool! Thanks to our clients – for the opportunities and for the kind references. – Nikolay Sapunov, Fora Soft CEO
To create the rating, Clutch took different things into consideration. For example, in order to determine the level of industry expertise, the following criteria are looked at:
Awards that companies received
In-depth phone interviews with clients
Social media presence
Fora soft is also able to deliver a high-quality product. To get to this conclusion, the rating platform checks how companies perform at the criteria mentioned below:
Brand reputation and visibility
Clients that a company works with
Services offered by a company
Reviews on Clutch
By the way, Fora Soft currently has 5 stars out of 5 from 9 reviews! Among many things, our clients highlited how we met their expectations, professionalism in development, clear and fast communication, and the fact that we always finished our projects in time.
The most focused company
We at Fora Soft know how to deliver high-quality services. One of the reasons for it is that we have been creating multimedia and video software for a long time – 15 years. Over this time, we’ve gained a lot of experience in the field, and we’ve never betrayed video and multimedia projects.
To check out the variety of the products in our niche that we have created, look no further than our portfolio!
With that being said, Clutch has put us into their Top Russian Custom Software Developers matrix that consists of top 15 leaders in the custom software development field in Russia. It seems like Fora Soft has been recognized as “the most focused” company in the region.
We at Fora do not develop just any mobile app. Our narrow field has always been video and multimedia. Video and multimedia tech is the core of software products in these 6 areas: Real-time Communication, Online Education, Telemedicine, Video Surveillance, Internet TV and Augmented or Virtual Reality. We do not do anything except these 6.
That is why achievements like these make us especially proud. With this small focus we managed to compete with big generalists and get into the list of top mobile app development companies. Ctrl+F Fora on page 4.
We have successfully completed 190 full-scale products. Carried out planning and wireframing for another 200. Our customers are from all over the world now. But the 1st non-Russian client was Mitch from Video Interpretations LLC in 2010.
The company business was medical interpretations. Interpreters walked to hospitals by foot and translated patient’s complaints. In 2011 we completed the 1st version of their video chat app. Since then, interpreters served from home. How many did they employ in one Wisconsin city? Now they have 700+ interpreters. In these 10 years, we worked on 3 product versions and numerous smaller improvements. We’ve been there when they started serving not only hospitals but also traffic police.
How cool it is to realize that we still work with Mitch! And he is one of those who kindly left us a review on TopDevelopers. “They are the best”, “Forasoft is a great company”, “one-stop-shop for all your startup needs”, these are some of the comments customers said on ForaSoft’s profile on TopDevelopers.co. We have more such exciting projects on our portfolio, come to have a look.
TopDevelopers.co is a directory and review platform for B2B IT service providers. We registered there because we liked their process. They seem to carefully filter good companies and then help clients to find them. The team of analysts at TopDevelopers.co vets the companies through stringent parameters which ensure that only the most competitive firms, businesses, enterprises, and entrepreneurs are filtered through their process. This helps the service seekers in getting a ready to use pool of companies from which they can choose the appropriate firm according to their need.
They are not only ones though. Just as I’ve been writing this post, we’d appeared in these rankings from DesignRush:
How to develop successful products and get positive reviews like these? We believe we should help not only with the development. We should solve the customer’s problems. There are 3 top frequent questions from our potential clients not related directly to the app development but important which we help them with. And useful resources to help you answer them right away.
I’m developing an app, why do I need a webpage? The landing page is searchable, many people search apps on Google. So it’s mandatory for promotion. Here are details why it is important and 10 examples of good pages.
A frequent issue about mobile apps we face is lack of promotion. 8 of 10 potential clients we speak with believe they’ll develop it, and people will come. It was not true in 90% of cases we worked on. This guide gives 5 ways to promote an app and 5 tools for that. And here are 10 cool marketing campaigns of 2020 – to get inspiration.
Thanks for reading! Contact us today with your app idea, let’s create a new big thing together!
Say congrats, we’ve recently registered on Clutch, and have already collected 5 reviews, along with a 5-star rating! One of the feedbacks came from INSTACLASS, a digital tutoring company. They said they hired us for ‘everything,’ and that’s the best praise for us. They wanted us to handle the project from A–Z, and that’s exactly what we did. We developed their website, iOS app, and Android app. We also developed custom Real-Time Communication between students and tutors using WebRTC. See the full case in our portfolio.
We do not develop any software except video and multimedia software. But within that narrow specialization, we’re a full-service software development company. So no matter what your digital needs are, we will take care of them. That’s right — we develop products for mobile and web, as well as smart TVs and VR headsets. You also won’t need to search for different agencies to fulfill your design, branding, testing, installation and integration, and maintenance needs — here at Fora Soft, we do it all.
We’ll even go so far as to say that we’re pioneers of video communication. After all, we created our first animated chat in 2005, the same year as YouTube was born. And we developed the first video chat for Russia’s largest social network, back before Facebook had even thought about video chatting.
We’re incredibly proud of the great products we’ve helped bring to life – thank you, dear clients, for your trust and these opportunities! And there’s nothing we enjoy more than hearing about how our work has driven success for you (and even helped to save human lives!). That’s why partnering with Clutch, a B2B reviews platform, made perfect sense to us. Clutch enables interested buyers to search for agencies and explore top solutions across various industries and locations.
To see more of our past work, check out our profile on The Manifest, a business resource that helps buyers find the best firms, and Visual Objects, a creative portfolio site that connects businesses. We’ve gotten other glowing reviews from BrainCert, a cloud-based educational platform; Intelligent Video Solutions, a video technology company; and Fluencing, a language platform. We serve a wide range of clients, but with a narrow need – video and multimedia software. It’s a pity these listing websites do not have such a specific category, or we’d be high in that one ? If your need is video or multimedia software product – don’t wait, contact us now! We are happy to share know-hows gathered for almost 15 years, and with us you might get breaking ideas much faster than just googling.