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We are a young company specializing in various “Smart Phone Apps” tailored to our customer’s needs. Being a young company we are price aggressive allowing us to offer our services at lower rates compared to our competitors. All our programmers and designers have 5+ years’ experience in the industry so you are getting the same services at lower rates.

We go above and beyond! We don’t just develop apps, We develop businesses and increase efficiency in already standing businesses and companies.

-We are highly motivated and passionate about every project we take on.
-We are 100% transparent and tell you everything you need to know before and during development takes place.
-We sit down with you to discuss the possibilities and risks involved with your project.
-We offer a 12 Month warranty on all our projects.
-We communicate with you on a daily bases to make sure everyone is on the same page.
-All our programmers and designers are located in Australia unless discussed otherwise.

 
$10,000+
 
$50 - $99 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2014
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Sydney, Australia
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  • 24-32 Lexington Drive
    Sydney, NSW 2153
    Australia

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Development of BYO Restaurant Locator App

"Their ability to take a problem and come back with solutions in a really timely manner was impressive."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Sept. 2018 - July 2019
Project summary: 

App Boxer created a native app for iOS and Android devices for a wine retailer. It includes questionnaires to guide food-wine pairings and location services to find BYOB restaurants.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Sydney, Australia
Luke Calavassy
Head of Innovation, Cellarmasters
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The app has received 2,000 organic downloads and achieved top rankings in app stores’ category lists. App Boxer delivered high-quality app development work on time and at excellent value. Their regular communication, transparency, and diligence translated into a seamless workflow.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the head of innovation at Cellarmasters, a direct-to-consumer wine retailer that’s operated in Australia for the last 37 years.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with App Boxer?

We needed to create a way to scale our lead generation. We looked into an opportunity within the market to go after the “bring-your-own” (BYO) restaurants where you can bring your own wine. They’re common in Australia, but it’s not well-publicized what restaurants are BYOs and which aren’t. We wanted to create an app that identifies nearby BYO restaurants and when they’re open. 

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We had scoping sessions with App Boxer early on. We wanted the BYO finder capability but with some additional functionality. For example, we had a feature that guides users through food and wine pairings. If users were looking to pair a type of food with a wine they already set their eyes on, they could go through a series of questions and work that out. The app then links back into the BYO finder, where it helps users find great restaurants around them. It also works the other way; if you felt like having a specific cuisine, you’d go through a series of questions for it to match the right wine.

App Boxer built the app natively for iOS and Android. They did the design work and development. After a couple of workshops scoping it all out, they came back with the initial designs which we then worked through and adjusted.

What is the team composition?

There were an account manager and two developers. I communicated mostly with the account manager. As we got closer to launch, we worked more closely with the developers in conjunction with the account manager.

How did you come to work with App Boxer?

We met with 5–6 different app developers. We selected App Boxer because their knowledge base and experience were solid. We liked their approach to addressing problems. They’re also based in Sydney and had a local team and local support we could get a hold of. Lastly, they had a pretty good track record and came within the budget that we were operating within.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent $70,000 AUD (approximately $47,000 USD).

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked together from September 2018 until July 2019.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Within five days after launching, we were among the top 20 food and drink category apps on the Apple Store. For Google Play, we hit number seven on the list of top trending food and drink apps. 

In the first week, we had 11,000 BYO restaurants viewed and over 1,000 pieces of content read. Since then, we’ve had over 2,000 organic downloads. The initial feedback was positive as well. Users could discover new restaurants that they didn’t know were BYO restaurants.

How did App Boxer perform from a project management standpoint?

Their project management was solid. App Boxer worked diligently, took a lot of feedback, and made the workflow easy for us. There were times we were dealing with overseas developers, and they had methods in place to ensure it was a seamless process. App Boxer went through all the steps we expected for scoping, creating the initial designs, and building the initial fields and test apps. We used a project management tool similar to Trello.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their ability to take a problem and come back with solutions in a really timely manner was impressive. App Boxer didn’t drag things out. They also demonstrated genuine excitement and interest in the project.

Are there any areas they could improve?

App Boxer could have developed a deeper understanding of the subject matter that they were operating with. We did a bit of back and forth because they didn’t understand the wine space overly well. If they had more of an appetite to understand that area and how those customers operate, it would have been advantageous.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Be open and transparent with App Boxer. Talk to them. Meet with them. Really give them the opportunity to wrap their minds around your problem so that they can better address it. We went to App Boxer with an idea, and they fleshed out that idea with designs and wireframes. We didn't have to be overly prescriptive.

4.5
Overall Score App Boxer did a great job and met our expectations. As a small team, they’re great people to work with and could provide quality service.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    App Boxer hit all the deadlines. Any delays were because we were holding things up.
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They were much cheaper than other developers we spoke to. There were no hidden costs.
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    App Boxer delivered the product to spec.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Mobile Dev & Business Strategy for Social Gifting Platform

"They are more than just a developer; they are an integral part of our team."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
June 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

App Boxer was engaged as the primary developer for a peer-to-peer gifting app. The project is currently in the pre-launch stages.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Sydney, Australia
Simon Neylan
Co-founder, Jangler
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Well-versed in both platform development and business strategy, App Boxer contributes a wealth of experience and expertise. The team has embraced their vested stake in the project by fostering a collaborative, professional partnership and is pushing rapidly toward completion. 

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am the CEO and co-founder of Jangler, a financial technology startup focused on gifting and personalized social spending. 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire App Boxer?

We hired App Boxer as a partner to help execute our idea and shape our business identity. 

What were your goals for this project?

Our goal is to offer consumers a unique alternative to gift cards. We wanted to deliver an MVP that made giving someone something special quick, easy, and fun.  

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We knew we had a unique product and perspective for our intended market, but we also knew we needed more than just an app developer; we needed technical co-founders. We spoke to and reviewed the work of three vendors, using a previous vendor as our benchmark. The deciding factor for us was App Boxer’s initial advice, partnership approach, strategic direction, and enthusiasm for the project. 

Describe the project in detail.

We are developing a peer-to-peer gifting platform. 

What was the team composition?

The team consists of a Microsoft representative and myself as well as both the founder and partner from App Boxer. 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any outcomes from the project that demonstrate progress or success?

We are still in the pre-launch stages.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

The workflow has been very effective and efficient. If anything, the development has progressed more quickly than the decision process. 

What did you find most impressive about this company?

App Boxer is experienced in strategy, business acumen, quality marketing, and development and network access, making them more than just a developer; they are an integral part of our team. 

Are there any areas for improvement?

There are none.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    App Boxer is not the cheapest, but their package features more to enable launch.
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

App Redevelopment for News Generation Platform

"Their ability and willingness to think outside the box impressed me the most."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Jan. - Apr. 2019
Project summary: 

App Boxer redeveloped a hybrid mobile app and web platform based on user testing. They built out user stories and new functionalities.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Sydney, Australia
Charlie Khoury
Founder and CEO, Snewpit
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Users testing has shown a marked improvement in UX thanks to App Boxer’s work. They understood business goals and brought new points of view to the project, and they’ve proven easy to work with.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am the founder of Snewpit, an online platform making news more available, more relevant and more immediate for everyone. Users form a worldwide community of citizen journalists, using Snewpit to report and discover the news that is happening around them, as it happens.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire App Boxer?

We hired them to redevelop our mobile app as well as our website. We had an existing hybrid mobile app and web platform which we wanted to improve on after extensive user testing.

What were your goals for this project?

We had an existing hybrid mobile app and web platform which we wanted to improve on after extensive user testing.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

They were highly recommended based on online research. Once I met them, I could see why.

Describe the project in detail.

They built out user stories and the functionality of both the existing app as well as the functionality we wanted to add or change after user testing. We sat with their team to discuss the design and functionality changes and put together a project brief.

What was the team composition?

Four of our team members worked with four people from their side.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any outcomes from the project that demonstrate progress or success?

From the user testing we have done on the pre-launched versions, our users understand the application and functionality much better than they did before.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

They explained and engaged with us well, which made the whole process pleasant. It felt like they were an extension of our internal team.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Their ability and willingness to think outside the box impressed me the most. Most developers I have previously engaged with would ask a question and act on my answer, but App Boxer was more willing to understand my goals and recommend the best solution from a technical and UX perspective.

Are there any areas for improvement?

Not that I can think of.

5.0
Overall Score I will continue to work with them.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They were always on time and any delays were because of external issues.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    The look and feel of the app speaks for itself.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    We've referred them several times already.

App Dev and Fundraising for Nanny Startup

"App Boxer took my simple idea and drove it to a point where it's become an asset..." 

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

After performing market research to ensure viability and creating wireframes, App Boxer developed native iOS and Android apps with Python backends. They also designed the UX and UI and helped with fundraising.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Sydney, Australia.
Bosco Wong
CEO, Abz Apps
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The app’s beta version tested well, which helped secure significant funding. Though App Boxer offers project management tools, their flexible approach allows to maintain consistent communication. Far from being just a developer, App Boxer is focus on providing full business development support.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m the CEO and founder of Abz Apps. We offer an app that helps solve the expensive childcare costs you see in Australia.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire App Boxer?

I needed someone to help me build the app and find investors.

What were your goals for this project

I wanted to determine if there was another service in the market like mine and if my idea had any legs.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

I spoke to a number of possible app developers—three agencies and two friends in the industry—who felt like salespeople. No one had any critiques of my idea, which made me uncomfortable as I knew nothing about app development and needed a lot of help.

The owner and team at App Boxer were the only ones who broke my idea into parts and brainstormed solutions for possible scenarios before I signed a contract. I took the proposal from App Boxer to my friends in the industry, who felt comfortable with the strategy and technology they proposed.

Describe the project in detail.

After I brought the idea, App Boxer took the project from there, defining the scope, building the wireframes, writing the documentation, and doing user research to see if our assumptions were correct. They designed the UX and UI, developed the project in native iOS and Android, and used Python for the backend. They outsourced my branding and legal needs but did help secure funding.

What was the team composition?

I deal directly with their owner, who has a technical background and acts as a project manager. While he’s been with me for the whole project, other people have come and gone depending on what phase we’re in including a UX designer and marketing/strategy guy.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any outcomes from the project that demonstrate progress or success?

We’ve successfully beta tested the app in a small market with great results. The app faced bugs resulting from normal use, which were fixed quickly. Functionally, the app works great, but we’re aware that it’s confusing for some people.

I’m extremely pleased with the results and progress to this point. App Boxer took my simple idea and drove it to a point where it's become an asset that can either be sold or run as a business. They helped us secure $200,000 in funding, so we’re now focusing on making it is profitable with a certain number of active users.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

It isn’t hard to manage communication with their team. We have regular face to face meetings to discuss progress, issues, and next steps, and I didn’t use any tools, though, I was invited to use a project management tool to view the development sprints. I never felt the need to be connected at that level.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Their ability to support the full process of a startup is remarkable. They say that making an app is easy but that it’s hard to build a business around it with a great marketing strategy. They nailed the app, as it runs better than I originally expected, but their main contribution, which blew me away, is their capability to do other things like marketing, fundraising, and locating business partners.

Are there any areas for improvement?

I can’t pinpoint anything from App Boxer’s perspective since all the issues during development came from me either changing my mind about certain features or being too busy to communicate and provide feedback.

5.0
Overall Score It was amazing. I hear a lot of horror stories but they made development easy and delivered something extremely good.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    It was as expected and defined by App Boxer from the start. The only delays were caused by me.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They were in the middle of local development price points.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Everything was above expectations. They making made my idea into a real app with only minimal input needed from me.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    It's highly likely. I've already referred them to a few friends based on the current success of the beta test.

Software Design and Development for Digital Marketing Agency

"Their CEO is a young wizard who grew up on technology."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Jan. 2017 - Sept. 2017
Project summary: 

App Boxer developed a paperless software solution to link with a healthcare CRM, creating the design and working through the process from development to publishing, branding, and maintenance.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Sydney, Australia
Business Development Manager, Digital Agency
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The finished solution is yet to be properly rolled out but is already in use by some customers. App Boxer is quick to address any issues that arise under their one-year warranty plan, while always taking the initiative during the project to ensure an appropriate and solid app was built.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I'm the business development manager at a digital agency.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire App Boxer?

We hired them to develop a paperless solution which links directly to a healthcare CRM called Cliniko. The solution runs as a native app on both iOS and Android, with an in-depth management portal for the business owners.

What were your goals for this project?

To build a simple system that can be used by the healthcare industry and easily link with their existing infrastructure.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We asked in our business networks for recommendations of companies people had worked with in the past. App Boxer was recommended by several friends, as well as a large number of people in a local startup Facebook group.

Describe the project in detail.

We had only our idea at the beginning. They started by guiding us through a kick-off phase, which involved a brainstorming workshop. They then built the whole scope. The only requirement we had was for the system to be easy to use and integrate with Cliniko. They filled in the gaps with a number of features and took care of everything including the design, development, publishing, branding, marketing strategy, and maintenance.

What was the team composition?

We dealt directly with a project manager and the CEO/founder. The bulk of the work was done by outsourced resources, to whom their project manager delegated. The original project manager left the project in the fourth month, but their CEO stepped into the role to ensure there was no loss of communication.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any outcomes from the project that demonstrate progress or success?

The app was completed in the middle of last year and is now used in four medical practices. Since then, a number of issues were found and App Boxer fixed them at no additional cost as the work was covered under their 12-month warranty. The project has been on delay since completion mainly due to our lack of time to push the system to our clients. We have roughly 20 more practices who are interested, we just need to sign them up.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

Once the scope was defined and approved by us, they took on everything. We had weekly meetings in the early stages to keep updated, but that dropped to every two weeks as the work was underway. No tools were used from our end to manage the workflow, only a weekly report provided by App Boxer, as well as the in-person meetings.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Their CEO is a young wizard who grew up on technology. He's a self-taught programmer who turned his hobby into a 20-person company. He is at every meeting and takes responsibility for anything that happens with the projects. He's a very honest person who is confident enough to tell you if your ideas aren't good. This was very reassuring as with the other companies we spoke to, it felt like they were trying to sell something we didn't want or need.

Are there any areas for improvement?

The only complaint from us is that we feel some of the problems in the app should have been found during the development cycle, rather than when we sat down for our meetings. However, I do note that they're growing very fast and are struggling with some growing pains.

Updated Review

This review was updated on August 30th, 2018 by the client. The original star ratings were: Overall - 4, Quality - 4, Schedule - 4, Cost - 5, NPS - 5 before the new content is below:

App Boxer took some time to work with me based on the feedback I gave in order to improve their process and find out why I gave those scores.

5.0
Overall Score It wasn't perfect but it was extremely cost-effective.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    The project did go a little over the estimated timeline but it was within reason.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    It was extremely competitive for the end result.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    We love the results.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I'm an App Boxer advocate now and have referred a number of friends and colleagues.

App Dev for Action Sports Information Platform

“Their team goes above and beyond our expectations.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Feb. 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

App Boxer designed a platform to share information about action sports. They developed a functional and interactive app that provided event updates and location information for iOS and Android users.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Sydney Australia
Sean Manwarring
Founder, Lets Live
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The app received praise from the action sports scene for its design and performance. The App Boxer team prioritized transparent communication and an invested approach to customer service to ensure they met our expectations and goals for the app.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am the founder and director of Lets Live. We are an Australian startup that provides informational, educational, and entertainment content about the action sports scene.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire App Boxer?

We wanted to create an interactive app that acted as a complete information source for those interested in action sports. Users could find important news updates, shop locations, and upcoming events on a singular platform.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted to test our company’s concept and service by releasing a fully functional and well-presented app on the market.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

A close friend highly recommended their services.

Describe the project in detail.

App Boxer developed a functioning platform for iOS, Android, and web-based users with different gamification elements to encourage user interaction and engagement. Their team also integrated back-office CRM tools to track our progress.

What was the team composition?

I work closely with the project manager a few other App Boxer representatives.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any outcomes from the project that demonstrate progress or success?

We have received positive feedback from our target market regarding the UX/UI design and additional features. The results have been better than I expected.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

We moved through the workflow with transparency and efficiency. App Boxer’s strong communication skills allowed for easy planning and time management.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

They show constant interest in our project. The team is actively suggesting new ideas and solutions to optimize our app. Their level of engagement throughout the process demonstrates their investment in our vision.

Are there any areas for improvement?

Their team goes above and beyond our expectations. I do not see any room for improvement.

5.0
Overall Score We are very happy with the result.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Scheduling processes were extremely efficient.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    The cost was competitive and well-suited to their level of service.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    The quality of their work is amazing.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I am very likely to refer them in the future.
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Date of Formation
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4.9
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