Hire Top Notch Developers to Deliver Excellence

247 Labs is a team of trained, certified and experienced developers, designers & product managers who follow a hybrid approach of Lean & Scrum process to deliver application development projects with excellence.

We work with  StartupsEnterprise organizations, SMBs (Small Medium Businesses) and other industry companies to understand their needs, architect and implement technical solutions for deliver value and create positive change. 

Located in downtown Toronto at Toronto's Dev Hub right at Spadina & King, 247 Labs has access to the best dev & creative Talent in Toronto.  We offer unparalleled consultation & superb delivery for your application needs.  

 

SERVICES WE OFFER

  • Web application development
  • Mobile application development
  • Ecommerce
  • eLearning Solutions
  • Custom applications
  • UI/UX Design
  • Requirements
  • Testing & Quality Assurance
  • Development Operations

 

EXPERIENCE

Over the last 9 years we have been involved in design and development of custom applications.  Unmatched integrity and communication skills. Experience working for clients like GM, J&J, Rogers Communications and Motorola.

 

CERTIFICATIONS & PARTNERSHIPS

  • AWS (Amazon Web Services)
  • IBM Watson
  • Shopify
  • Kentico
  • Bitrix24
  • Marketo
  • WPEngine
  • Upwork PRO

 

 

 
$25,000+
 
$50 - $99 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2013
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Toronto, Canada
headquarters
  • 247 Labs Inc.
    46 Spadina Ave, 4th Floor
    Toronto, ON M5V 2H8
    Canada
    +1.416.400.8440
other locations
  • 247 Labs Inc.
    3601 Highway 7 East, Suite #400
    Markham, ON L3R 0M3
    Canada
    +1.416.400.8440

Portfolio

Key clients: 

We work with Small/Medium enterprise businessesStartups & partner agencies.  Some of the key projects we have lead for our partner agencies & startups include projects completed for General Motors, Motorola, Rogers Communications, Fido, The Paul Getty Foundation, Oklahoma City, Johnson & Johnson, Ontario Government, Government of Canada, Davis & Henderson and Maytag.  

Reviews

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Web Design For Real Estate Company

"The site looks fabulous and works exactly as it was designed."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Oct. - Dec. 2017
Project summary: 

247 Labs built a WordPress website that displayed photos and allowed visitors to browse local properties. The website was built on a template with various custom features. 

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Toronto, Canada
Digital Designer, AJJ
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Responsive and attractive, the new website attracted new customers and projected professionalism. 247 Labs delivered consistently excellent work despite frequent changes in requirements. Their helpfulness, accessibility, and attention to detail made the project possible.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am a freelance graphic designer who works on digital projects with individual clients.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire 247 Labs Inc.?

Based on my designs, 247 Labs developed a website for a real estate client

What were your goals for this project?

The goal of the project was to create a website that showcased large photographs, gave the agent more credibility, and allowed clients to browse properties and invest time in the agency. 

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

I posted a brief on Upwork, and 247 Labs reached out to me.

Describe the project in detail.

The client came to me because they wanted to improve a few pages on their current site. After reviewing the site with 247 Labs and discovering that the template was outdated and unresponsive, we decided that the best approach was to overhaul the site entirely. The scope of work grew significantly, from 5 to 12 pages. I designed the pages on a WordPress template, but 247 Labs was extremely accommodating with customizations. Our client was extremely detail-oriented. 247 Labs remained extremely patient and easy to work with despite a growing list of customizations and delays.

What was the team composition?

I was the designer and middleman, corresponding with both the client and 247 Labs. On 247 Labs' side, they provided a project manager and developers, although I'm not sure how many worked on the project. The owner supervised the project but was not involved with its day-to-day progress.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What outcomes or results can you share that demonstrate progress and/or success?

The site looks fabulous and works exactly as it was designed. It's extremely responsive and looks good on every format. I'm very satisfied with the outcome of the project and grateful for 247 Lab's patience throughout the process.

How effective was the project management?

Between the owner and the project manager, I felt that my project was always being given attention and consideration. If there were any shortcomings, they were my own. I wish I had connected the team at 247 Labs directly to the client.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Their patience. This was not an easy project.

What tips or recommendations do you have?

I prefer phone calls over Skype, so I wish they would offer that.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They were great on deadlines and worked very quickly.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    I found their rates very reasonable.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    The site looks fabulous.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Custom Project Tracker Development

"They’re easy to get a hold of and to work with."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Sep. - Dec. 2017
Project summary: 

247 Labs was commissioned to create a project tracker that would improve reporting, communication, and more, while also updating data from touch devices seamlessly.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Ashland, Kentucky
George Louli
Managing Partner, St. George Designs
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The finished product greatly enhances the production process—errors are detected easily, reporting is streamlined, data gets updated in real time, and due dates are more accurate. Their team delivered on schedule, handling all change requests efficiently.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m the managing partner at St. George Designs, where we design and deploy custom web-based solutions for our clients that range from complex membership websites to e-commerce and even industrial workflow progression tracking.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire 247 Labs Inc.?

We needed a customized project tracker that would seamlessly integrate with a WordPress website. While there are several project tracking plugins available, the client was very specific about its look, feel, and usability.

What were your goals for this project?

The challenge was to create a desktop application hosted on the client's intranet that would update seamlessly with touch devices located throughout the shop floor and staged at various production stations.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We had worked with them before on a custom API for a complex membership software program.

Describe the project in detail.

We provided a detailed scope with examples and allowed them to take our basic design and expand it into something that truly functioned well out of the box. There were several updates and modifications required along the way, including the usual client add-ons once they start experiencing the solution’s potential.

Explain how the solution addressed your business challenge.

We took an antiquated Excel-based workflow/project tracking system and fully automated it, complete with user accountability. The workflow is improved, the reporting is real-time, and any issues are immediately brought to a manager´s attention for quicker resolution.

What was the team composition?

They produced two coders, a designer, and a project manager. We worked with them in an offline environment to fine tune the project prior to its presentation. Modifications and final testing were conducted flawlessly.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What outcomes or results can you share that demonstrate progress and/or success?

Our proposed solution has streamlined the client's production reporting process and assists in identifying weak production points. Our client's interaction with their end client has improved as production communication and due dates are far more accurate. Also, error reporting has dramatically enhanced quality control and production efficiency.

How effective was the project management?

Working with their team was efficient and effective—several tweaks and recodes were handled quickly and correctly.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

They brought the project in on time, within budget, and it simply works.

What tips or recommendations do you have?

I would recommend being very specific with your scope description and be sure to review it with both your client and 247 Labs Inc. It’s better and more cost effective to double check.

4.5
Overall Score They are more of a 4.85 for me. I’m looking forward to our next project.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They’re easy to get a hold of and to work with.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    247 Labs is cost effective and provides true value for their service.
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They created a nearly perfect out-of-the-box custom solution.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    Absolutely. I would strongly recommend them.

API Development for Government Client

“They delivered with quality and exceptional delivery in time on a tight timeline.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
Oct. 2016 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

247 develops APIs for an ongoing large project. They have moved from work with existing APIs to building additional ones.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Ontario, Canada
Director, IT and Services Firm
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Efficiency has increased over time and communication is consistently strong. They deliver high quality on time, and have effectively adjusted the team as the project has expanded.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I'm the director of an IT consulting firm focused on software development.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with 247 Labs?

We had a government project that required more resources than we had available internally. We needed outside support.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

247 developed APIs for us. They started working with existing APIs and eventually began to develop them as well. They developed both the user interface, working with the designer to create the appropriate calls, and the backend database to trigger the calls to the APIs. They built a hybrid technology that incorporated PHP, .NET and a database service.

We started by using them for just a portion of the project. As they became more familiar with it, we increased their involvement.

What is the team dynamic?

The CTO was my primary contact. We also worked with a project manager, frontend designer, backend developer and a QA tester.

How did you come to work with 247 Labs?

We often seek out partners to work with when we need additional resources. We had occasionally worked with 247 on small, low-level projects many years before. We had forgotten about them until I was referred back to them by someone.

How much have you invested with them?

The project has grown since we started. It’s ongoing and we’ve added more components, so we’ve invested quite a bit with them. It’s likely to reach $250,000 if not $500,00.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in September or October 2016.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

The client required certain deliverables in order to move to the next phase of the project. Because 247 was able to deliver on time and with quality, we were able to continue and add more components, which we’re working on now. We’ve been able to get more business as a result of their work.

How did 247 Labs perform from a project management standpoint?

They’re really on top of everything. We’ve seen improvements in efficiency as they’ve learned the project. Speed has increased and quality has improved. They also altered the team composition to ensure they were delivering quality.

They were accurate in setting timelines and they delivered on time. In the event of delays – which were often not their fault but delays from the client or other teams – they communicated these in advance. They stuck to the project plan and kept us informed. The project manager helped keep things on track.

We’ve used several project management tools like Basecamp and Redbook, and communicate through email.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Customer service is great. They took the time to understand exactly what was required. They delivered on time and with great quality – which not all companies do. They meet deadlines but the quality is what has exceeded my expectations.

I think that many companies will take time to respond. 247 responds quickly. There’s always someone who is quick to answer a question so we can move forward.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

As long as there's communication from both sides, the project will be successful. I know 247 does their part on communication so it’s up to the client to do so too.

5.0
Overall Score Everything has been successful so far. We’ve had no complaints. It’s been an extremely positive experience.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They did their research, communicated questions, and were able to deliver on a very tight timeline.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Their prices are reasonable. Even when we wanted to add more resources, they were able to accommodate us with a discounted price.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They delivered with quality and exceptional delivery in time on a tight timeline.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    They have the staff and the know-how to deliver large and small projects.

Web Dev for Inspirational Monthly Subscription Platform

"It's been a very nice and honest relationship."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
2015 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

247 Labs Inc. built a website as well as the frontend for a subscription checkout. They also built the frontend customer checkout using Recurly API for subscription billing management.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Brooklyn, New York
Founder & President, Inspirational Publication
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

247 Labs Inc.’s work, including an upgraded interface, has received positive feedback and contributed to an increase in membership. The team is trustworthy and reliable. They provide regular weekly communication and complete all tasks within budget and scope.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the co-founder of a company that provides monthly membership encouraging people to live fully and mindfully. Through our monthly membership, we send monthly art and guides to people around the world based on 12 different themes. The themes are based on positive psychology, the science of mindfulness, and ancient philosophy. Through the lens of these 12 themes, we’ve created an action guide and a piece of art that we send to our members every month.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What was the scope of their involvement?

We did the design in-house and we provided the designs and the scope of work to 247 Labs. They worked on the development process. They helped build out our existing site and also build out a new frontend for our subscription checkout. They built the frontend checking for our customers using Recurly API for the subscription billing management.

What is the team dynamic?

Over the years, we’ve had different relationships with different people on the team. We have a project manager and one developer that we work with mostly. Sometimes they assign us a 2nd developer when needed.

How did you come to work with 247 Labs?

I found them on Upwork. They had really good reviews and references. The references all checked out. I had a great conversation with Azwar [Web & Mobile Solutions Architect], one of the principals at 247 Labs. I really appreciated his approach. It’s been a very nice and honest relationship. I feel I can trust them and that’s really important for remote work.

How much have you invested with them?

$10,000-$49,999.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in 2015 and the work is ongoing.

SOLUTION

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

Our membership has grown over the years and a big part of that is we have an upgraded interface for our customers to learn about what we offer and the checkout experience. 247 Labs definitely had a hand in developing that work to spec. The feedback has been positive. It’s been a very smooth transition. For the most part, everything has been budget and within scope. There has been a huge improvement on the upgraded website.

How did 247 Labs perform from a project management standpoint?

They performed well. We didn’t have too much interaction, but they were always very responsive. We spoke on a week by week basis. We communicated mostly through Jira and sometimes Google Docs and InVision.

What did you find most impressive about them?

I appreciated their reliability and the trust in our relationship.

Do you have any advice for potential clients of 247 Labs?

Have a really clear idea of what you’re looking for. If you’re doing web development, have the design laid out and have a clear vision. That helps move things along really quickly. That’s not specific to them, but for everybody.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They usually have things done in a reasonable amount of time. Sometimes it’s unclear what the timeframe will be looking ahead.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I’ve recommended them before.

Web App Dev & Support for Software Solutions Provider

“Their ethics and work quality have resulted in considerable business growth.”

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
May 2015 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

247 Labs augments an internal team working on custom digital solutions, with an emphasis on UI/UX design and development. Currently, they are creating a module for an existing software.

The Reviewer
 
1-50 Employees
 
Canada
Project Manager
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

247 Labs’ involvement has helped the business expand, and increasingly bigger projects are assigned to their developers. Aside from quality code, they also excel at project management, providing a dedicated Scrum master who facilitates communication. They are timely and highly responsive.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

Our company provides management, consultancy, and training services in the area of project management. As a project manager, I work with companies who deliver custom software solutions.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with 247 Labs?

I needed help with the UI/UX [user interface/user experience] of our software, specifically the design and development of user screens and their implementation using custom code.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Their involvement is considerable, including development, design, analytics, and QA [quality assurance]. Currently, they’re working on a huge project, a piece of software that constantly requires additional modules. They’re developing a new module that is similar to previous ones, but with some unique caveats. Our application is intended for an end user.

What is the team dynamic?

Their team varies. For the past 7–9 months, we’ve worked with 7–8 frontend people. There are people on the backend who take care of their infrastructure, making sure that everything works as smoothly as possible. We’ve also worked with a Scrum master, a QA tester, and a QA engineer.

How did you come to work with 247 Labs?

They came from a very strong reference. Initially, we asked them to do a test project, and they delivered excellent results.

How much have you invested with them?

So far, we’ve spent $50,000–$199,999 on their services.

What is the status of this engagement?

They’ve been working with us for over a year now, since May 2015, and the engagement is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

Their ethics and work quality have resulted in considerable business growth. They’re very keen on new technology and responsiveness, proactively giving recommendations for improving the customer experience. About 99% of the time, I’m very excited and happy with their work.

How did 247 Labs perform from a project management standpoint?

They are very cognizant of timelines, which is a huge plus from a project management perspective. They understand the intricacies of having to meet deliverables for an external client. Most of the time, they’re on point with any requirements, updates, and schedules. They try to respond as best as they can. Their ability to scale up as needed is very convenient, and they can quickly add more resources.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They offer comprehensive services and an interwoven team. While I’m able to go to any developer, they have a Scrum master who deals directly with their developers and assists with communication.

4.5
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Web Dev for Dental Clinic

"They delivered on time and accommodated any unexpected changes."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Aug. - Oct. 2017
Project summary: 

247 Labs provided a brand identity package and website development, including an online self-check-in feature and a patient registration form. With the website delivered, they’ll soon be taking on SEO work.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Canada
Anwar Khalid
Dentist, Cookstown Dental Team
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

247 Labs finished the work a lot faster than expected and were very responsive throughout, usually resolving issues within a day. The branding portion went remarkably smooth regardless of the several revisions and unexpected changes. While they’re not a cheap option, their speed is worth it.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m a dentist at a dental clinic in Cookstown, Ontario. I work for my own corporation and also the Department of National Defense as a dentist.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with 247 Labs?

We wanted to set ourselves apart from a branding perspective and have an online presence that would make us easy to find through local searches by way of SEO [search engine optimization]. We needed to create a website that would communicate the services that we offer to our patients, including self-check-in and a patient registration form.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We started with a project kickoff meeting involving the project manager and a designer in which we covered all the branding details. A week or 2 later, I had rough brand logo guidelines, a few font options, signage and billboard designs, logos, emblems, stationery letterheads, and more, after which we had a revision meeting. We reached what we wanted about 2–3 weeks later and then we started working on the website, which is now live.

Patients can use our check-in feature from a kiosk in the waiting room of our clinic. It present questions about their appointment status and personal information, after which our front desk staff gets a notification for when the patient is done. It will prompt them to either approach the front desk (either to fill in new information or set up an appointment) or wait to be called. Our registration form is a simple online form for patients to fill out, the same as when you go to a medical office.

The platforms are controlled manually. My staff gets a notification whenever a patient submits something and then they input that information in our booking software, which is a different system that someone else created. Since we’re still adding onto the site, the SEO has been paused because I haven’t had the time to dedicate to the briefing they need.

What is the team dynamic?

There were 7 guys involved throughout the process. They weren’t working all at once but rather at different stages. The main person is Nazar, the project manager, and we also had a quality assurance specialist that would review any issues.

How did you come to work with 247 Labs?

I searched on Google and compared a few places. We were recommended to choose 247 Labs for their branding and web expertise. I also liked their taste.

How much have you invested with them?

The project cost has been $7,900 so far.

What is the status of this engagement?

The project started in August 2017. All the branding and website development has been completed, so we will soon pursue SEO. I also want to see what else they have for marketing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

The project went faster than I expected; I was anticipating it would take until November but we were done by the end of September. I also didn’t expect the branding process to go smoothly as there were lots of color modifications. They didn’t nitpick on the only 2 or 3 revisions we did, however, the logo itself had 6 revisions.

I haven’t had any crashes or faulty links on my end. I’ve tried the website on mobile and had my staff test all the buttons, and we haven’t had any issues. The only hiccup was when they were ready to receive content and images for the website and I didn’t have everything ready at once.

How did 247 Labs perform from a project management standpoint?

They had a superb response time, always getting back in touch within 24 hours. Many times, things were resolved the same day. We communicated through Google Hangouts.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their speed was impressive. They delivered on time and accommodated any unexpected changes.

Are there any areas they could improve?

You don’t get speed without paying for it, but I don’t have any issues with that.

Do you have any advice for potential clients?

Have your pictures and content ready on your end, because they’re usually ready to take care of it.

5.0
Overall Score It’s been stellar.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

UI/UX for Fashion Marketplace Platform

"I believe they are on the right track."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
4.5
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
Project summary: 

247 Labs modernized and improved the UI/UX for a fashion marketplace platform. They provided a project manager and a designer to revamp the screens, focusing on interactions and customer flow.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Toronto, Canada
Dapo Odutayo
President, Steezle
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Their work has successfully met all expectations and are regarded as a positive team that produces a clean output and works in an organized way. They work fast and differentiate themselves from other vendors by the quality of their work.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m the CTO of a startup that is local fashion marketplace for up and coming brands. We use omnichannel commerce including web, mobile, and temporary retail.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire 247 Labs?

I hired them for a UI/UX [user interface/user experience] modernization.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted to improve the UX and overall look and feel of our screens.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

I looked in Upwork for companies with experience in user design based in Toronto. I reviewed 5 companies and the deciding factor was the level of reviews.

Describe the project in detail.

The work was mainly focused on design, involving user interface requirements and interactions, customer flow, and the creation of a modern-looking set of screens. I provided feedback and they developed user screens.

What was the team composition?

They provided a designer and a project manager to manage the timeline, budget, and payments.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What outcomes or results can you share that demonstrate progress and/or success?

The feedback we’ve gotten from other team members is that they’re a positive company and the results matched our expectations.

How effective was the project management?

They were organized and clean from a project management perspective and used Skype for web conferences. Their communication and scheduling were good.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Organization and speed of work are their strengths. They’re distinguished from other vendors by their high quality.

Are there any areas for improvement?

Overall, I believe they are on the right track.

4.5
Overall Score They are a top rate partner.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Scheduling was as expected.
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    The cost was as expected.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They provide high quality.
  • 4.5 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I’m very likely to refer them.