We create amazing digital products

AgilityIO, a global software innovation company, was founded by Silicon Valley and Wall Street veterans in 2011. We offer software development, UX/UI design, product management, big data, and growth hacking to help startups and leading brands transform their ideas into game-changing web and mobile experiences with lasting value. The company is driven by a passionate team on the forefront of trends and innovation.

With offices in New York, Danang (Vietnam) and Singapore, our international team have worked with more than 130 clients across industries.

With teams in North America and Vietnam now totaling more than 250 designers, engineers, and consultants, Agility's reach and scope as a design and software development firm has garnered immense praise from our clients, and our products have received positive reviews by top regional, national, and international media.

 
$50,000+
 
$50 - $99 / hr
 
50 - 249
 Founded
2011
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New York, NY
headquarters
  • 175 Varick St., 8th Floor
    New York, NY 10014
    United States
other locations
  • Vietnam

Portfolio

Key clients: 

Samsung, Selerity, Upper Room, CosplayWon, Couchsurfing, Cheapism, Giggz, Green Chef, iSentium, Kounter, Liferay, Modavanti, NerdWallet, Shift, Starbucks.

Liferay e-Banking

AgilityIO was approached by Liferay to assist with Liferay’s new innovation project or re-imagining and redesigning an e-banking platform from scratch. We were given the mandate to forget about all the constraints and shortfalls of existing banking platforms, and to come up with how e-banking should work if it was invented today.

We focused the design on the expectations and experience of the end user, looking at

their holistic personal finance, and imagine how that ties back to all the banking services that they consume.

Verizon - Chicago Destination Store

Verizon Wireless opened its newest Destination Store on Chicago’s Magnificent Mile, offering approximately 10,000 square-feet of shopping. The store is the company’s largest in the country, spotlighting technology through interactive “Lifestyle Zones”.

AKQA and AgilityIO jointly developed 2 exciting technology solutions for the destination store to showcase the latest wireless devices and accessories running on

Verizon’s 4G LTE network

Cheapism

Cheapism is a helpful and lucid review site for all things budget. The site highlights the best cheap products in the market, and scours the internet for news stories and resources to help consumers save money.

AgilityIO was tasked with helping to redesign the existing website. Our challenge was to feature the rich contents of the site, but apply a simple and modern design to reduce clutter, but at the same time

optimize the site for SEO. We also made the site mobile responsive, and developed a new custom CMS to help the Cheapism team better manage their site contents.

NerdWallet

NerdWallet engaged AgilityIO to perform UX design and software development work on its Ask an Advisor tool, which is a platform that connects users and financial advisors, and allow users to post personal finance and small-business related questions and get an answer from a credible financial advisor.

AgilityIO developed the front-end using HTML/CSS and JavaScript while using PHP for the back-end service.

Blinkk

Agility has collaborated with Blinkk, a digital agency based in SF, to help source a retainer development team for frontend development needs.  In partnership with Blinkk, Agility has worked on many different Google products and the Uber platform.

Upperroom

Upper Room Technology's flagship product is a patent pending algorithmically driven fixed income decision tool. The bond trader gains incredible insight and recommendations regarding the top trades they should make and rapidly processes trade ideas, immediately vetting which ones are worth pursuing or not. The value is a higher trade quality in less time, leading to a much more efficient workflow.

AgilityIO worked

with Upper Room to execute on all three stages of the development process.  First was the early stage ideation workshop in which an AgilityIO product specifialt worked with the team to identify the spec requirements and feature prioritization.  Second was the UX/UI design process and third was development.  This project required complicated algorithms...

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Website, UX & Graphic Designs

“They’re pleasant to work with and follow up extremely well with their clients.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
2014
Project summary: 

AgilityIO designed infographics and other web products, working on rough designs and then producing PowerPoint and Keynote files.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
New York, New York
Former CTO, Financial Firm
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The completed designs impressed both the in-house team and potential investors in the product. The dedicated team worked extremely hard throughout the project, finishing the work within a month, and taking the initiative to communicate frequently.  

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I was the CTO for a company of lawyers.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with AgilityIO?

We were trying to become more tech savvy and gain work as consultants for banks. We wanted to create a few tech products for servicing and training around these regulatory requirements. There are training programs within banks, but we wanted to put a twist on them by creating infographics. We needed help us with those infographic services because we didn’t have any in-house resources.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Internally, we created a handwritten sketch of what we wanted on the infographics. Luis [Director of UX, AgilityIO] came on site for a couple of days, listened to our ideas, drew up some initial sketches, and made a rough draft of what we wanted it to look like. We refined the process several times over the course of a week.

They provided us with files from PowerPoint and Keynote. 

What is the team composition?

We worked with Angelina [CEO, AgilityIO], Luis, and the main interactions were with Chok [Chairman, AgilityIO].

How did you come to work with AgilityIO?

We considered a few vendors. I’ve known Chok for a long time. I used to work with him at Bank of America in the beginning of our careers. I called him to get an estimate for what we wanted to do. We all agreed upon the estimate and started the process.

How much have you invested with them?

$8,000–$11,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in 2014 and the project lasted less than a month.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Our team loved it and our potential funders were impressed by the design.

How did AgilityIO perform from a project management standpoint?

They were very good. I’ve never seen a team that goes above and beyond to provide like they do. Luis worked extra hours and over the weekend to get us a demo ready. They were amazing and did that without us having direct involvement or having to call them. They managed everything internally using InVision and that was impressive.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They’re very affable. They’re pleasant to work with and follow up extremely well with their clients. You don’t have to reach out to them, but they reach out to you.

Are there any areas they could improve?

They’re a little expensive. They could do better.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They finished earlier than expected.
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Design & Development for Job Search Organization Platform

“I’m impressed with their work ethic and trust they’ll always put forth their best effort.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
July - Nov. 2017
Project summary: 

Agilityio developed the MVP of a job search and networking app that’s similar in functionality to Trello. The team provided examples and coaching for the design stage and formulated ideas to improve the UX.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
San Mateo, California
CEO, Jobwell
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The platform gained several hundred users upon its initial release. Agilityio showed a commitment to success by including a project manager and technical lead to facilitate constant communications. Flexibility and design support accommodated budget constraints while meeting client goals.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

Jobwell is a platform that helps job seekers organize their career search and networking opportunities.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Agilityio?

We needed to build an MVP, namely the first iteration of our platform. After debating the idea of building it in-house, we decided to outsource development. Using a contractor seemed like the most efficient option.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Our web-based platform is similar to the project management tool, Trello, but tailored to job seekers. It allows users to manage potential jobs or networking contacts through a clear pipeline process. The system generates cards for jobs that users have applied to or new connections to contact. When expanded, they contain additional detailed information that helps users prioritize tasks during each stage of their job search. After we provided design mockups, Agilityio gave us substantial feedback. They indicated that although we had a solid foundation, we needed to flesh it out. The more materials we could provide, the faster the entire development would progress. Thorough input included screenshots and ideas for actions. They reminded us to create facets of the UX that we hadn’t even considered. That was immensely helpful.

They offered to have their team complete the entire design. Due to budget constraints, we requested their ongoing guidance as we executed it in-house. They contributed supplementary design work to shape the platform’s overall look and feel. We’d use their examples as a model to complete each interaction and subsequent screen. This effective method of compromise showcased the team’s flexibility in devising a solution. By the start of the development cycle, we’d prepared sufficient materials to estimate a quote. We prioritized our desired features and functionalities to calibrate the scope. After that fairly fluid process, we set a deadline and solidified our goals

What is the team composition?

We mainly interacted with the project manager. Four developers and a technical lead were dedicated to our project during the build.

How did you come to work with Agilityio?

I had previously worked with Agilityio during my role at a larger company. They had been easy to work with and seemed genuinely invested in that partnership. Their method of client engagement makes it easy to orient toward agility. They stood out from the variety of vendors I’d dealt with throughout my tenure there. Since they’d left me with such a good impression I solicited their support to kick off the development stage of our new platform. It was an easy decision to make.

How much have you invested with them?

As a recent startup, we found their pricing appealing. We paid $50,000-$60,000 for the main development project. That stage of our project took about four months to complete.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in July 2017 and launched the platform in November. We took a brief break to survey the live product and audience engagement. Users provided substantial feedback about new features they’d like us to add. We reengaged with Agilityio in January for a smaller piece of work. It’s currently in progress and should be wrapping up in 1-2 weeks.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Agilityio’s ability to build this platform has been integral to our success. Qualitatively, our main objective as a startup was to launch a new product. Putting a tangible, usable, functional platform on the web was a huge milestone. The team’s deliverable allowed us to start testing our business case and gauge the direction we're taking. Quantitatively, we currently have over 300 users. At this early stage, we’re still iterating and soliciting user feedback. We’re mainly focused on improving the product and slowly introducing it to more users.

How did Agilityio perform from a project management standpoint?

They performed quite well. Developers communicated clearly and regularly about the ongoing activity. We receive both weekly and sprint reports that indicate completed, in-progress, and upcoming work. They usually detected and notified us about potential issues. I was pleasantly surprised that both a project manager and tech lead came with our paid package of four developers. Those bonus resources helped the communication and workflow progress smoothly.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Agilityio uses a customer-focused approach to formulate new ideas and improvements. The team is forward, direct and genuine about their work and the effort it entails. Having an open dialogue facilitates a smooth development process. Even if functional requirements were missing, they anticipated potential problems from the business side. I’m impressed with their work ethic and trust they’ll always put forth their best effort. Having that sense of certainty feels good in a partnership.

Are there any areas they could improve?

As we did the retrospective, we noticed one particular area had caused slight delays. The engineers made backend architecture decisions that complicated subsequent development. This causation became apparent when they brought in the technical lead. At that point, the technical team had to escalate and find a solution. We would have preferred for them to notify us immediately rather than at the end of the project. We would have been very willing to offer flexibility or make accommodating business or functional decisions. The whole team’s major takeaway was the importance of increased oversight and early detection.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Be very clear about the scope and what features you want to be prioritized. Carefully plan out all the development details including screens and user interactions. Laying that groundwork will preempt many complexities and delays.

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

Backend and Feature Development for Booking Portal

"We really enjoyed working with them and have recommended them to several clients."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Jan. 2014 - Jan. 2016
Project summary: 

Agilityio assisted in fixing a buggy backend as well as in developing new features and providing strategic advice. Their senior management was involved as needed and their developers often worked overtime.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Singapore
Stephanie Chai
CEO, The Luxe Nomad
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The improved site is much more stable than before and is now in the hands of in-house developers for its upkeep. Agilityio’s professionalism, openness, and ability to deliver on time no matter if it takes extra work helps set them apart. They also strive to use best practices in their work.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m the founder and CEO of The Luxe Nomad, Asia-Pacific’s leading luxury villa booking portal and villa manager.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Agilityio?

We needed to fix our website’s backend, which wasn’t originally coded well. We also had to develop new features among other things.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted a faster site with new features that wouldn’t glitch.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

A friend recommended them to us.

Describe the project in detail.

We had two full-time developers and access to their senior management when things were urgent or whenever we had to come up with a strategy.

What was the team composition?

The two developers they assigned worked from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. They’d even work overtime when necessary.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The site turned out to be much better and steadier than it used to be. Their involvement allowed us to get it running to a state where we could then transition its upkeep to our in-house developers. We’ve used many agencies but Agilityio has been the only one that’s professional, transparent, and punctual. We really enjoyed working with them and have recommended them to several clients.

How effective was the project management?

They were good in this regard, though we lacked a proper CTO that could interface with the developers.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Their professionalism, trustworthiness, and good practices are noteworthy.

What tips or recommendations do you have?

My advice would be to have someone in-house to manage the tech aspect full-time. I could only interact with Agilityio’s developers on a part-time basis.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    We had no issues regarding timing.
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They're not cheap but if you can afford it, they're worth the investment.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They are great guys that are always available and reasonable. We appreciate their support!
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer