We are a small group of techies looking forward to become a natural extension of your in-house team.
Apolonet has a unique asset – founder on charge, working diligently to create a different type of company with a mixed team of Spanish and Eastern European specialists.
Having strong connections with these countries gives him, and therefore Apolonet, the ability to innately connect with local software developers, application packaging engineers an other IT specialists.
Eastern Europeans specialists are held in high esteem for their theoretical background, logical and mathematical thinking and excellent programming skills. This is because of the bias towards mathematics and science during primary, secondary and high school in Moldova’s and Romania’s curriculum.
On the other hand our people in Barcelona bring Spanish flavor to the software we produce: passion, color, warmness and cheerfulness. All those are mandatory ingredients for great user-centric software products.
The results are Software Products that are logical, fast, reliable but also intuitive, crisp and nice; Application Packages that install and perform correctly, in line with the package specifications.
We have an IT delivery center in Meridian Building (Barcelona) where we share room and employees with our sister companies (Ambit Projectes, Bye Bye Box and Phit), a small DDC in Chisinau (Moldova) and soon an Application Packaging hub in Tortosa (Spain).
Apolonet is a combination of two words, the Greek God Apollo and the Internet.
The epitome of youth and beauty, Apollo was one of the foremost gods of Olympus. Because of his truthfulness and integrity, he represents harmony, order and reason.
On the other hand Internet is the technology that has revolutionized the way we communicate, interact, work and live.
Hi! My name is Andrei and this is the Apolonet story. It all started back in late 2013 when a start-up company, with a different vision how people should consume leisure, approached me. They were looking for someone with user-centric software development skills to build the Android mobile application. The MPV should’ve allowed users to scan a 3D barcode and open a table session. Users could then browse the Restaurant Menu, read reviews, order, talk in real time with the staff, split the invoice or decide exactly what to pay, invite, make in-app payment, share on social networks, etc.
It was a quite challenging project and I was desperately looking for help. I found Victor, who was working at that time on his own startup project and would not mind extra work to keep the software developers busy. I was also at that time writing the MVP specs for a Beacon Store platform that would allow retailers push promotions to smartphone users in real-time, as they walk in front of their stores. One year later a similar Beacon technology platform has been implemented at a South Coast shopping centre in UK.
Bottom line is me and Victor connected instantly. We have successfully developed Note-Ol and created a prototype for my proximity marketing platform. I have failed though at product management and marketing, but gained valuable experience in the process. It helped me realize a lot of companies out there have brilliant ideas that are packed into complex systems with very poor UX.
I founded Apolonet in September 2014 (Victor became the CTO) to help clients that do not have the time, energy and expertise to develop user-centric applications that would allow users to make intuitive decisions when interacting with complex systems. Given my global software packaging consultant background in a pharma corporation, we started delivering application packaging and related outsourcing services too.
Four years later the company changed, people left and joined us, we are still small and with a modest annual turnover, but we have forged a reputation, we have a customer portfolio of 6M+ € annual turnover companies, and relevant work to show.
Building amazing user-centric products is paramount for us, not growing. We have turned clients down when they cared more about features than how those features were presented to the users.
We have considered the symbol of a butterfly as our logo, instead of the god Apollo and/or any of his attributes, or any IT related symbols for that matter, because they symbolize beauty and elegance, and most importantly one of the great miracles of Nature – metamorphosis – their transformation from earthbound caterpillars into winged beauties. They teach us that transformation and change are not only possible, but are, indeed, a natural occurrence.
Becoming a trusted partner for our customers by driving significant transformation in their business through reliable expressive user-centric software while building a long-lasting Spanish flavored relationship based on truthfulness and integrity is our mission at Apolonet.