Quality Mobile App Development. Long-Term Vision.

App Partner is a Brooklyn-based mobile agency specializing in the design & development of custom iOS & Android apps. We offer end-to-end mobile services from branding and strategy through coding, testing and post-launch optimization. It’s our mission in every engagement to deliver…

 

Solutions-Based Technology

Our team tackles traditional problems with not-so-traditional solutions. We’re always open to exploring new technologies, so whether you’re looking to innovate or simply excel, we bring the latest mobile intelligence to the table.

Close Collaboration

Be as involved as you want to be. Work out of our office for a day, do a screen share session with our designers, or simply check in during the weekly conference call. Our team is your team.

Flexibility

Beyond developing apps, we’ve provided on-site support during critical demos, helped startups hire their first employees and delivered mobile business insight to corporate marketing teams. Whatever you’re needs, we’ll do what we can to help.

A Long-Term Vision

The work of building a successful mobile app doesn’t end at launch. Strategic improvements include optimizing performance, capturing new opportunities and more. That’s just the type of long-term relationship we excel at.

Made in Brooklyn

Our location gives us access to the best strategists, developers, designers and account managers in the world, not to mention real strategic benefits. We believe in the doing the job right—and that means doing the job in Brooklyn.

 
$25,000
 
$100 - $149 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2011
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Brooklyn, NY
headquaters
  • App Partner
    32 Court Street
    Brooklyn, NY 11201
    United States
    212.913.9626

Focus

Service lines

  • Mobile app development
  • Custom Software Development
  • UX/UI Design

Client focus

  • Enterprise (>$1B)
  • Small business (<$10M)
  • Midmarket ($10M - $1B)

Industry focus

  • Retail
  • Consumer products & services
  • Health care & life sciences

Mobile platforms

Mobile focus

Frameworks and CMS

Programming & scripting

Ecommerce systems

Application platform

Portfolio

Key clients: 

B&H Photo | Conair | National Gallery of Art | Ferrara Candy Company | Norwegian Cruise Lines | Esurance | Little Debbie | Rice University | Gongshow - Lifestyle Hockey Apparel | goTenna | Bongiovi Acoustics | AP

Skoozi

Skoozi is the premier platform where fans connect with celebrities and influencers. Choose your favorite celebrity and have an amazing experience by purchasing a personalized video message or a live one-on-one chat!

goTenna

goTenna is a small device that enables you to use your smartphone to send and receive text messages, and share your GPS location on detailed offline maps with others even when you don’t have service. In the case of an emergency, goTenna can help you get assistance fast. Download the app to pair your smartphone with goTenna via Bluetooth-LE, and communicate off-grid with other goTenna users, no cell towers, wifi routers or even satellites required!

Smart WeightWatchers Body Analysis Scale Companion App

Easily track your weight, body fat, body water, bone mass and BMI (Body Mass Index). See everything at a glance on the dashboard, or go in depth with graphs and charts. Automatically sync your weight to the Weight Watchers® app if you are a subscriber, or sync your weight, BMI and body fat measurements to Apple Health and allow your favorite health and fitness apps to access your data and make tracking quick and easy!

B&H Photo iOS

B&H: Explore Where Technology Lives! Shop the world’s comprehensive source for photo, video, audio, and computer gear. B&H Mobile offers the same inventory, speedy shipping, competitive pricing, and excellent customer service you’d receive if you walked into the store.

- 2015 Mobile Shopping Conference App of the Year

National Gallery of Art

The NGAkids Art Zone app includes 8 interactive activities inspired by works in the collection of the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. The child-friendly interface, easy-to-use tools, and emphasis on artistic self-expression create an educational and fun experience for the whole family.

Tagamo

Tagamo is a geo-oriented newsfeed for everything active and social that your friends and friends-of-friends are up to: sports, workouts, happy hours, concerts, you name it!

JusMove

JUSMOVE is an app that every dancer can easily use to record and watch high quality dance videos. Users can search for their favorite types of dance, like and share fresh content everyday. Dancers can participate in monthly dance competitions for cash prizes! Are you ready to JUSMOVE?

RollCall

RollCall is a fun way to check in LIVE with friends and family. Take a photo, share with a group, enjoy as they RollCall back. Have no fear, photo filters are here!


Pro Tips:
1) Swipe down on your photo to toggle filters
2) Rotate phone to view landscape photos full screen
3) Press and hold group to go straight to camera

B&H Photo Android

B&H: Explore Where Technology Lives! Shop the world’s comprehensive source for photo, video, audio, and computer gear. B&H Mobile offers the same inventory, speedy shipping, competitive pricing, and excellent customer service you’d receive if you walked into the store.

- 2015 Mobile Shopping Conference App of the Year

- 2015 Google Material Design Award Winner

- 2015 Google Play Store App of the Year

Reviews

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Series of Apps to Empower People With Disabilities

"App Partner is always looking for a smart way to build in the power and functionalities I'm looking for."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
2014 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

App Partner developed an efficient mobile app to support users with language impairment. This assistive tech uniquely enables diverse communication modes beyond simple sentence building.

The Reviewer
 
2-10 Employees
 
New York Metro Area
Founder, Accessibility Technology Firm
 
Verified
Feedback summary: 

The launched app boasts superb functionality and a terrific market reaction in a highly specialized field. App Partner took a clear vision and created conversational capabilities with thoughtful software innovation and nuanced problem solving.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

We build apps for people with disabilities. Particularly, a solution which allows non-verbal people with cerebral palsy and autism to speak. We also have an app which can help people who are unable to hold a pencil to do math.

I am the CEO of the company. I have a 19-year-old son with cerebral palsy and have been involved in the world of assistive technology for over a decade, bringing about significant changes to the space. I have an advertising background and determined that this software space needed someone like me, instead of another social worker. I aimed to change perceptions around people with disabilities, giving them a voice which not only is heard but which people will listen to.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with App Partner?

We are also developing an app for people with language impairment issues. It allows users to determine if a child has genetic inabilities for processing grammar through some simple games. Those kids are viewed as being unintelligent, as opposed to having an inability specifically around grammar. Because of this, they're never taught properly; teachers will become frustrated with them, causing the kids to fall off the wagon.

I was looking for a partner who would help me take a clear vision and translate it into an efficient and engaging product. As an ex-advertising and communications expert, and as someone who is steeped in the world of technology, I needed someone to take this deep knowledge, understand it, and translate it into a product that reflected my vision and would deliver the right experience. This product would be created in a world in which innovation and evolution are no longer annual processes, but daily or even hourly ones. The partner needed to evolve along with the world, so things needed to be done smartly, efficiently, and in a modular manner.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

App Partner developed my solution. People with physical disabilities have a completely different world of access. Their fingers and vision work differently, so it was important to understand that the typical way of doing things wouldn't necessarily work here. In working with App Partner, they proved very insightful and able to listen. They brought development approaches that let me accomplish what I needed to accomplish.

We've gone through rigorous intuitive-testing sessions with intended users and went through an iterative design process. App Partner's Agile development methodology allows us to reach functionality, while still ensuring that our approach is the right one for the market.

How did you come to work with App Partner?

I found App Partner online and liked their logo.

How much have you invested with App Partner?

This is confidential.

What is the status of this engagement?

I started working with App Partner four years ago.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any evidence that would demonstrate the productivity, quality of work, or the impact of the engagement?

App Partner has tracked smartly against what our needs are. There are multiple checkpoints for making sure we are meeting our technical and usability requirements. App Partner is always looking for a smart way to build in the power and functionalities I'm looking for.

What I have done with App Partner's help has resulted in a product for non-verbal individuals, which allows for many different modes of communication, as opposed to the many speech-generating apps, which only allow people to build sentences. The market reception has been terrific. We have the ability to understand the numerous opportunities for conversation given by the product.

How did App Partner perform from a project management standpoint?

We have strong weekly calls and have used typical project management software over the years.

What did you find most impressive about App Partner?

I've noticed a parallel evolution between their company and our product. App Partner has taken the same perspective of building robust solutions as a platform for growth, integrating it into their business model.

App Partner is able to understand the usability requirements of a product and build something which can deliver complex and nuanced requirements in an effortless way. Simplicity is something which takes a lot of time to achieve, and App Partner has put that time in.

Are there any areas App Partner could improve?

No. As they grow as a company, I believe that App Partner will be able to maintain the same standards and thoughtful approach, but this is a challenge for any small-to-medium-sized company.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    As with any client, it's incumbent upon us to keep up with the timeline and be available to the provider. As long as there was open communication, App Partner responded well and went above and beyond.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    App Partner provided thoughtful, high-quality work, exceeding my expectations. The price did not exceed my expectations, on the other hand.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    App Partner was always there when I needed them.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Event Marketing Platform Augmentation Partnership

"App Partner has begun to adapt to and understand our thought processes ... "

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
Project summary: 

In the span 12 months, App Partner has delivered multiple iOS/Android apps and often serves an extension of the in-house team. The apps delivered support the platform's experiential marketing efforts.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Washington, DC
COO, Event Marketing Platform
 
Verified
Feedback summary: 

App Partner internalized the platform, identified methods to improve scalability, served in creative brainstorming to move the product forward and has found themselves as a true extension of the internal team.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

We provide an event-marketing platform with 2 primary revenue streams. One is the software-as-a-service product which clients use as an enterprise event solution for registration, check-in, and data capturing for engagement measurement. The other revenue stream is an experiential division which creates in-event experiences using NFC [near field communication] technology, allowing guests to interact at different touch points. We collect information from the guests, as well as share information with them by means of email and text message. We create ways for attendees to engage with events, both for data-capturing purposes and to allow them to have a better experience.

I am the COO of the company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with App Partner?

Our team has limited resources for getting into certain aspects of our experiential offering.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We have engaged App Partner on a number of projects throughout the last 12 months, using them as an extension of our team, from knowledge to resource and development standpoints, creating experiences for us and our customers.

App Partner has created a number of applications, primarily for Android and iOS. Each of these applications provides experiences for different areas of an event. Some clients will use 3–4 touch points, or activations.

How did you come to work with App Partner?

App Partner was referred to us by some team members who had used the company in the past. We've worked with other agencies in the past for similar work. The decision ultimately came down to App Partner's ability to sit down and deliver confidence around delivering timelines and meeting the specifications of our scope of work. This is what ultimately led us to use App Partner as a go-to resource for our projects.

How much have you invested with App Partner?

The cost of App Partner's work has been above $200,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with App Partner a year ago.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any evidence that would demonstrate the productivity, quality of work, or the impact of the engagement?

App Partner has never missed an important deadline. From a reliability standpoint, it's essential not to second-guess their abilities.

Each one of our projects is similar in nature, but they vary based off of creative experience and content being delivered to the guest. App Partner has helped us build a more scalable platform.

How did App Partner perform from a project management standpoint?

App Partner has done a great job of assigning a project manager and technical lead who understood what we were trying to accomplish, taking the work a step further. In some cases, working with a development partner means getting deliverables which are identical to the scope of work, which is not ideal if we haven't thought of everything. App Partner has been an extension of our thought processing and brainstorming for creating solutions. They've been able to fill in the blanks and make decisions.

I appreciate the proactive nature of App Partner's team, their ability to work autonomously and to collaborate with our customers as an extension of our own team. It decreased our reliance on our own project managers. The collaboration has been beneficial to both ourselves and our customers.

What did you find most impressive about App Partner?

App Partner has been a great partner in terms of understanding the technology which we use for interacting with our central platform, helping us build, scale, and create a mechanism in order to more easily deploy experiences in the long-term. App Partner has begun to adapt to and understand our thought processes and the reasoning behind creating our plug-and-play experience platform.

Are there any areas App Partner could improve?

There's nothing that stands out to me. Any criticisms I've had have been resolved, and they were more to do with resource availability. App Partner's team is accessible and responsive. They've worked with us on-site, which is another positive things. As an event technology platform, there were times when our client needed us on-site for help with the onboarding and training process. They're an extension of our company in every sense of the word.

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

iOS and Android Development for Electronics Reseller

"App Partner is on top of the details. They work closely with us and have dedicated their entire team to help us achieve our goal."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
Project summary: 

The client is a large retailer and e-commerce platform that sells cameras, videos, and other consumer electronics. This client was in need of a partner that could develop an iOS and Android application to support their e-commerce platform. This client was partnered with another agency originally, but due to App Partner's proximity and demonstrated development knowledge, this client felt they were the best partner for the project.

The Reviewer
 
1001-5000 Employees
 
New York City Metro Area
Product Owner, Consumer Electronics Retailer
 
Verified
Feedback summary: 

The client is extremely satisfied with their development partnership with App Partner. The client puts a spotlight on App Partner's attention to detail and emphasis on a common goal as two reasons for highly recommending them to prospective buyers.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization.

We are a store and e-commerce site for cameras, video equipment, and consumer electronics.

What is your position?

I'm the lead product owner for our mobile channels – that's our mobile website and the apps.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What business challenge were you trying to address with App Partner?

We didn't have the in-house capacity to build the apps that we wanted for our e-commerce platform.

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their involvement in detail.

App Partner built out and still maintains our Android and iOS apps.

How did you come to work with App Partner?

App Partner is fairly local. We switched from a company that was out of state. That was something we were looking for – to have a partner close by. They seemed very knowledgeable and very willing to undertake the role and work closely with us. All of those were things we were looking for and what App Partner offered, and that's why we started a relationship.

Could you provide a sense of the size of this initiative in financial terms?

It's been $200,000-plus. It's ongoing because they help maintain our products.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any statistics or metrics from this engagement?

Our app downloads are public in the app stores. We've been with App Partner for some time, and our increase in downloads is partially reflected because of the extensive work they've done on our apps. You'll see positive ratings for the apps delivered by App Partner.

How did App Partner perform from a project management standpoint?

They have solid project managers. 

What distinguishes App Partner from other providers?

App Partner is on top of the details. They work closely with us and have dedicated their entire team to help us achieve our goal. That quality was one reason we enjoyed working with them. We had the same common goal, and they're all happy to work toward that.

Is there anything App Partner could have improved or done differently?

Nothing I can think of.

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

App Development for Celebrity-Fan Connection Platform

"We talked to several developers who were all very good, but App Partner just seemed to take the time to sit down, take a deep breath, and really understand what we were trying to accomplish."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
Project summary: 

The client is a founder of an app startup meant to connect celebrities directly with their fans, at a cost to the fans and a revenue stream for the celebrities. This client researched multiple app development agencies across the US. This client partnered with App Partner due to their ability to deliver an economical app that was also functional on a strict deadline.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Atlanta, GA
Founder, App Startup
 
Verified
Feedback summary: 

The client is extremely satisfied with their partnership with App Partner. This client points to App Partner's flexible, responsive, and well-balanced team as a reason for their high recommendation to others.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization.

The app is called Skoozi, and basically we're a platform that enables fans and celebrities to communicate with each other one-on-one. We basically offer two main options right now. A fan can download Skoozi from the app store and scroll through celebrities that they're interested in. Then they'll choose the celebrity and see what their rate is.

What is your position?

I'm the Chief Executive Officer [CEO].

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What business challenge were you trying to address with App Partner?

I’m not a technical guy and needed a team to help lead the development of my app idea.

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their involvement in greater detail.

App Partner delivered on all of our app development needs. They were able to sit down with us and look at the business side of it and say “here's what we understand you're trying to accomplish here from the business end, how you want it to function, how you want it to look, and how it can meet those goals. Over here from our technology side, these are things we needed to implement to make that happen.” They did a really great job of integrating those things. I'd say they're a great combination of understanding the business goals and being able to implement them with their developers technology-wise.

How did you come to work with App Partner?

We talked with a number of people all over the country, and App Partner was reasonably priced. They weren't the cheapest, but they weren't the most expensive. They really seemed to spend time with us to determine exactly what we were trying to do, and the best way to go about doing it in the most economical yet functional manner, and within the time frame that we needed it done.

Could you provide a sense of the size of this initiative in financial terms?

Our project fell in the range of $50,000 to $200,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We're still working with them. They continue to help us with additional features that we want to add, as well as improving what we're doing and managing it properly.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any statistics or metrics from this engagement?

I don't have the latest from the last few days, but we launched in the Apple Store in early December. We couldn't launch without having celebrities on board, of course. We have a good connection with Dancing With the Stars, so we had a few of those folks on board. We really used that as a beta test to see the fans’ reaction and what the celebrities’ reaction are. We came up with a couple of little updates along the way. Then on February 2nd, we added a couple of additional dancers from Dancing With the Stars, Sharna Burgess and Emma Slater.

When they added Sharna on, it was the first time we had started getting our social media going behind it. We tweeted out that Sharna was on Skoozi and then Sharna retweeted it to her half a million followers. That was about noon that day. From that point forward we haven't looked back. We had, I think, 375 downloads that afternoon. Sharna got four message requests and two live chat requests in the 45 minutes to an hour that she was live on Skoozi.

One of the other features we have with the app is if you don't order a message you can go to Skoozi as a destination and look at previously recorded videos if both the fans and celebrities allow it. About seven days after Emma posted her first intro video, we had over a thousand views just on Emma's intro video. We kept adding a few more during the month of February, and at the end of the month, we looked back and we had generated almost $6,000 in revenue. I think we had close to 1200 downloads in what we considered the first month that we launched. To me, that's a pretty good success story when an app can generate revenue in their first month. That's not too shabby.

How did App Partner perform from a project management standpoint?

As with any app, there's always issues when you launch or make an update where something's not quite right. Those have been few and far between. To me, as a CEO, you're always going to have issues, but it's how you handle them that counts. That would be the case with App Partner as well because any issues that did come up, which were relatively minor, they would always been there, even at midnight. They're always there for you and they'll do their best to fix any problem, and they have. There's a couple of folks, one in particular, whose demeanor is great. It stays at a level that doesn't go crazy when things are good and doesn't get down when things are bad. There's no difference in how they operate, and I think that's indicative of the personality of the team. They've handled any issues that have come up very well and are always available. They're good people and they’re nice to work with. They're excited about what we're doing, and you can feel that excitement. I think they've become more like a partner rather than a company that we're just hiring as a consultant.

What distinguishes App Partner from other providers?

It's hard to answer that question other than a gut feeling. You don’t always know what you're getting into. We talked to several developers who were all very good, but App Partner just seemed to take the time to sit down, take a deep breath, and really understand what we were trying to accomplish. I just think they got it. They seemed to get it a little bit better as the project progressed. One of the other groups we met with really gave a two-day in-depth presentation. They definitely got what we were doing, but it was almost a bit of overkill. App Partner gave us enough attention to where we realized they understood it and they were able to give really quick feedback to us based on the concept. With it being a fairly new concept, we couldn't rely on somebody else that had done it to see what theirs looked like. We had to basically come up with this from scratch. App Partner was able to get it done pretty quickly and understand the full idea, and I think that was probably one of the things that stood out.

Is there anything App Partner could have improved or done differently?

I'd really have to dig down into some details to think of anything. Everybody can improve in some area. We were probably a couple of weeks late launching it, so maybe tighten up a little on schedule. If you're two weeks late after working on an eight or nine-month project, and being familiar with other app developers, that's pretty darn good. If that's the only criticism I have, then that's not too shabby.

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