Innovative Software Engineers

ActiveLogic Labs is an innovative tech agency in Kansas City. We're an iterative and collaborative team of senior software engineers & architects who's primary focus is to create cutting edge software.
 

 
$10,000+
 
$50 - $99 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2014
ActiveLogic Labs
14352 Metcalf Ave.
Overland Park, KS 66223
United States

Portfolio

Key clients: 

Thumbtack, Bernstein-Rein, FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes), Pacific Aviation, MSB Health Technologies, Summit Financial, American Endurance Racing and more!

Reviews

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Platform Dev for Advertising Company

“ActiveLogic has enabled us to effectively process billions of requests for video ads each month.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Oct. 2015 - Feb. 2016
Project summary: 

ActiveLogic built a web-based video hosting platform that allows users to access a library of videos and tools for advertising.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Overland Park, Kansas
CEO, Answer Media
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

ActiveLogic built a robust platform that has allowed the company to effectively process a significant number of requests. In addition to the quality of their work and the strong expertise of their staff, they were also very flexible and communicative throughout the engagement.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I'm the CEO of Answer Media, a digital advertising media company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with ActiveLogic Labs?

We engaged ActiveLogic to help us build out a platform hosting a library of videos and tools that publishers could access.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

ActiveLogic designed and developed a web-based private platform for our publishing partners that allows them to access a database of videos and tools for embedding videos, transitioning effects, and other features.

What is the team composition?

I worked with Rob (CEO, ActiveLogic Labs), as well as a team that included a project manager and some frontend and backend developers.

How did you come to work with ActiveLogic Labs?

They were in the same network as our company, so we had met Rob and some of his staff a few times and already felt comfortable with their expertise and communications style.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent close to $50,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked with them from around October 2015–February 2016.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

ActiveLogic has enabled us to effectively process billions of requests for video ads each month. The platform they built has been an invaluable asset to our business.

How did ActiveLogic Labs perform from a project management standpoint?

I was very pleased with the whole process. They were very flexible as certain things came up that effected timelines, and were transparent about any delays or shifts in priorities on their end.

What did you find most impressive about them?

In addition to the diversity of expertise in technologies their team offers, they're also easy to communicate with and very detail oriented.

Are there any areas they could improve?

We had a very positive experience overall, but I think they could've done a better job of making sure they got all the information they needed from us, so it wouldn't have impacted deadlines.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Ask questions and make sure there's a strong level of comfort in the direction of the project. 

5.0
Overall Score Their quality, location, cost, and ROI made them a great company to work with.
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They met most deadlines without any issues.
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They're not the cheapest on the market, but the ROI has been great.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They did great work.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    They're very good at what they do, so I'd definitely recommend them to others.

Mobile App Dev for Community Support Platform

“Other companies are trying to duplicate our app because it’s so successful.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
June 2016 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

ActiveLogic Labs built an iOS app and is currently working on a new version that includes an Android app. The product integrates location services, a messaging feature, and sort functionality.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Miami, Florida
Founder, SoberMap
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

ActiveLogic Labs is incredibly flexible, accommodating a fluctuating schedule. They warn about potential delays or issues long before they become problematic, leading to a smooth and effective workflow. A better project management tool could facilitate progress, but the team is a great partner.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the founder of a Yelp-like application that helps members of the recovering community find meetings and resources on a global basis.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with ActiveLogic Labs?

I needed an outsourced resource to develop my app. They initially worked on the iOS app, but we’ve now moved to version three, which includes Android.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

ActiveLogic Labs manages all of the mobile app development. We currently have a live prototype, but the next version will have significant updates and improvements. Users can open the app and see recovery meetings within 100 miles, primarily Alcoholics Anonymous. They can sort for different types of meetings (e.g. men only, spouses) and also change their location. The app has a messenger feature, where users can both make calls or send messages, which can be anonymous or attributed. The new upgrade will include a group messaging feature and allow us to scale the database geographically and categorize options better.

What is the team composition?

They provide a project manager, iOS developer, and Android developer.

How did you come to work with ActiveLogic Labs?

We wanted a partner who would be flexible and willing to work with our changing timeline. They needed to warn us about major issues, and ActiveLogic Labs seemed like the best fit.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent around $120,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We’ve been working together since June 2016, and the work is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Other companies are trying to duplicate our app because it’s so successful. We’re still ahead of everyone else, but seeing their attempt to imitate us shows how impactful the app has been.

How did ActiveLogic Labs perform from a project management standpoint?

They have excellent project management and have been clear from the beginning. They’re flexible and work with our sporadic schedule. We have an internal project management tool to track progress.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their work has been great, and they give us warnings long before any issues or delays arise.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I’d appreciate a cloud-based project management interface. I’d like to be able to go into the tool and see where we’re at instead of having to ask for those updates.

Do you have any advice for future clients of theirs?

Be clear about your milestones and what’s important. Also, avoid project creep by staying focused on a rigid schedule. Don’t make any changes unless you run into a big problem that needs to be addressed.

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

Software Dev for Daily Fantasy Sports Software Company

"They hit all of their deadlines and communicating with them was notably easy."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Sept. - Nov. 2016
Project summary: 

ActiveLogic Labs’ developers conducted two separate microservice integrations to a third-party geolocation service and to online affiliate services as part of a larger software development project.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Las Vegas, Nevada
Gabe Hunterton
CEO, iTeam Network
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Hired for their success on previous projects, ActiveLogic continued to prove their effective project management processes and strategies by delivering high-quality code on time and within budget. Their punctual and open communication made working with them an especially positive experience.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am the CEO of iTeam Network. We are a white label solution provider in the daily fantasy sports industry.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with ActiveLogic Labs?

We were working on a time-sensitive software development project but didn’t have enough in-house resources to complete it as scheduled. We needed to outsource a few development pieces to stay within the timeline.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They conducted two microservice integrations. One was integrating with a third-party geolocation service, and the second was integrating with online affiliate services.

What is the team composition?

I interacted directly with ActiveLogic’s senior management, and our CTO interacted with the developers.

How did you come to work with ActiveLogic Labs?

Initially, I believe I was introduced to them through a friend, but we had also worked on three or four fairly big projects prior to the microservice integrations. In our previous work, they were always on time and within budget, which is one of the reasons we wanted to work with them again.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent roughly $50,000–$80,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We began the project in September 2016 and finished in November 2016.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

I don’t have solid metrics, but I can say that I was satisfied with their code quality.

How did ActiveLogic Labs perform from a project management standpoint?

Most of our coordination and collaboration was over the phone, and they were always punctual and open with their communication. It was great dealing with them.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They hit all of their deadlines and communicating with them was notably easy.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, I had a very positive experience.

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

Web Application Dev for Technology Venture Company

“Because they understand the end goal… they can help us achieve it by considering the best solution.”

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
3.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
May 2017 - July 2018
Project summary: 

ActiveLogic Labs manages multiple web development projects in Lavarel, building user interfaces and integrating APIs.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Denver Metro Area
CEO, Technology Venture Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

While products aren’t yet live, ActiveLogic Labs intelligent approach ensures they understand big-picture objectives to meet expectations. The usable interfaces they build exhibit the quality of their work. Despite some, mostly-inevitable delays, they are focused and accessible.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

We’re a technology holding company for software as a service (SaaS) startups.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with ActiveLogic Labs?

We didn’t have available in-house capacity to build these products. Our partner who has those skills wasn’t available so we needed a company to do it for us until he could take over.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

ActiveLogic Labs is currently building two products for us using Laravel. One is a handwritten postcard API service that provides digital means for sending print materials. The other product uses plugins to allow small and medium-sized businesses to access print on demand. That product should rollout within the next week or two. They do the development as well as some of the UI work.

What is the team composition?

We usually deal with two senior staff including the founder but also communicate with the developers directly.

How did you come to work with ActiveLogic Labs?

Our marketing colleague found them two years ago. We interviewed a couple of people. They definitely seemed like they had the best chance of getting things done.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in May 2017 and it’s ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

It’s too early for results as we haven’t rolled out any of the products yet.

How did ActiveLogic Labs perform from a project management standpoint?

We communicate through Slack and use Github and Trello. Their structure is pretty flat so we’re able to communicate with anyone on their team via their Slack channels.

We’re very happy with their ability to get things done. With any project, there's always scope creep and it's generally my fault too. Because they understand the end goal—of the customer experience and the product to sell—they can help us achieve it by considering the best solution.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They build interfaces that are usable. I've never worked with a company that could truly build good user interfaces and then power them with an API-based system. Everything ActiveLogic Labs does is built on top rather than hard-coded into the frontend. That means we can build on it to continue the development rather than having to rip apart the code. The API abstraction layer and frontend make it easy for us to work with what they build.

dealt with a lot of programmers in the past and haven’t ever had much success with outsourcing. They’re not able to understand the high-level concepts of what we’re building and it never turns out as we expect. ActiveLogic Labs have the ability to understand the end goal. They question us in order to make sure they understand rather than just completing discrete, specific tasks. They don’t waste time on things that don’t make sense.

Are there any areas they could improve?

The biggest issue they face is that they're growing. Their client base is expanding; a friend of mine is doing a lot of work with them, for example. They will have to scale up while ensuring that their staff can handle the challenge.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

As with any project, staying on top of everything and keeping everyone on schedule is challenging.

4.5
Overall Score
  • 3.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Half of the delays have been my fault as a result of scope creep and half have been their fault as they try to keep up with their client load. Delays are fairly normal though.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Their pricing is very reasonable. That's one of the reasons we initially looked at them. If the scope changes, they will bill you for it but generally they stay within cost.
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    It's always been near flawless.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    They're the only dev team I've ever used that have built a successful product without me having to jump in and take over.