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Appello Software designs and develops mobile & web software. We offer affordable quality developers to reduce your costs and maximize your business growth.

Our talented UX/UI designs, Full-Stack Developers and Custom Web Developers can tailor your Mobile App, or Web Platform exactly to your needs at the highest standard.

What we do:

  • Consumer-facing services and Mobile
  • Business to Business SaaS Platform
  • MVP to Full Product Execution and Launch
  • Startup and Scale-Up Back/Front-End Support

We care about your business goals and scale with your company through investment to exit stages. Our work is based on weekly milestones so you only pay for the work that is completed.

Other Support Includes:

  • Brand and Product Strategy 
  • Motion/Video Graphics and Design 
  • Growth Hacking and Marketing Management 
  • Investor Introductions & Mentoring

You Can Hire:

  • Senior UX/UI Designer
  • iOS Swift Developer 
  • Full-Stack JS Developer
  • Angular and React JS Developer 
  • Senior Project Manager
  • AR and VR Kit Developer
  • PHP and CSS/HTML Developer 
  • C++ and Python Developer

Appello team has flexible non-contractual agreements and is your best solution for software development in Australia.

We have worked in the past on industry verticals such as Logistics, Mobile Games, Dating, Real Estate, Lifestyle, Social, Market Place and many more.

We look forward to working with you.

Visit our website: www.appello.com.au

 
$10,000+
 
$50 - $99 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2016
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Sydney, Australia
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Portfolio

Key clients: 
NowDating, MarineTrade, Feed2Me, Huggg Gifts, EatClub,  BubbleStudent, Grocer, Travel2, ReadSwipe, Kidadl and many more (View our Instagram).
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Matching algorithm for food, and diet requirements

User-friendly app, leveraging dietary matrix to calculate completely tailored meal plans for you.

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Absco Sheds in AR

Download Absco in Australia, new iOS & Android app built with React Native using Augmented Reality by Appello. Created from scratch.

Apple:

https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/abscosheds/id1254399775?mt=8

Google: 

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RecruitersLife 1.0

Master your skills at becoming the best recruiter around. Concept by Appello version 1.0 dashboard. Version 2.0 coming soon!

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Brands direct marketing platform to customers

Using GEO location and hyper locational deals allows customers to engage with their favorite brands. 

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Vidya Online Course

Easily monetize your videos, courses, and PDFs your social audience online.

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Completely customise recipes and track performance with BiteRite!

Customized meals and recipes for busy people, design and software by Appello. Available in Australia only. 

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MyCity Events App Australia

Easily find what is on nearby with the MyCity app, launching to iOS & Android soon. Design and Software by Appello. 

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Dating App for people who want to meet in real life! Awarded best dating app 2019 in London

Discover thousands of users already using Now, available on iOS worldwide. 

Apple: 

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/now-smarter-dating/id1199817143?mt=8

Reviews

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Web Application for Automotive Marketplace

“They made things simple for us.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
3.0
Willing to refer: 
4.5
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
June 2019 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Appello Software aims to assist a digital automotive repairs marketplace in developing their MVP and test the platform. They worked on both the front- and backend of the web-based application.

The Reviewer
 
2 - 10 Employees
 
Canberra, Australia
Founder, InsureTech Start Up
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Even though there are no metrics for the final product, the internal team is satisfied with the quality of the deliverables. While the budget ended up being more than initially expected, the project was well-managed and tracked through Trello. They completed the project on an accelerated timeline.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

We’re a startup in the automotive space, focusing on building a repairs marketplace. Our MVP is newly completed, and we expect it to begin generating profits by the end of 2019.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Appello Software?

Our goal was to set the foundation for our product with a long-term partner. We needed to create the MVP, conduct user testing, and get the product to market. It was important for us to build a strong relationship with the company that we worked with.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We brought in Appello Software to develop the application-based marketplace on the web. Its intention was to target the general public, insurance companies, and automotive insurance providers. We wanted to establish an Australian presence that links repairers directly with customers to provide insurers a dollar-for-dollar snapshot of the market.  

What is the team composition?

The team consisted of 5–10 people. The headcount varied depending on our needs. We sat in on phone calls with Cameron (CEO & Founder, Appello Software) and a few developers. Depending on which team member was best suited for the task, we spoke to a multitude of different people from their side, including front- and backend developers. 

We originally had a project manager, but she was hospitalized midway through the development. When that happened, our project was handed over to a developer. 

How did you come to work with Appello Software?

I found them while doing research online. They had good reviews, and their website answered all the questions I had about their capabilities. I emailed them. Cameron got back to me, and we went from there.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent $60,000 AUD (approximately $41,000 USD). 

What is the status of this engagement?

We started the project in June 2019, and the project is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We haven’t had a chance to track metrics yet, but I’m very happy with the functionality of the final deliverables. The MVP was built in just three months. It likely would’ve taken other developers twice as long to deliver the same level of quality. 

How did Appello Software perform from a project management standpoint?

Everything went very well. For project management, they used Trello. I was able to track the time that was being spent on different projects. They were wonderful to work with, but there were some communication issues midway through the project. The initial budget was set for about half of what we ended up spending. When our original project manager was hospitalized, there were some miscommunications and the budget was blown out. 

Aside from that issue, the team was very responsive, stepping in to fill the shoes of our first project manager. I was happy with how they handled that.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They made things simple for us. Especially as clients without any development, their straightforward approach was remarkable. 

Are there any areas they could improve?

The communication around budgeting was difficult, but that wasn’t their fault as much as the circumstances. I don’t think they need to improve on anything.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

With fixed costs, you’d be better equipped to handle delays or cost changes. That way you can track expenses and address issues as they pop up, instead of letting something get out of hand over time.

4.0
Overall Score
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Everything was documented well through Trello, and the project was completed quickly.
  • 3.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    The quality of their service was remarkable, addressing problems as they occurred.
  • 4.5 NPS
    Willing to refer

Construction Industry Education Portal Development

"They understand what their client wants to achieve."

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

Appello developed an online training resource portal for information access. The platform is also useful for data collection.

The Reviewer
 
2-10 Employees
 
Australia
Warren Jack
CEO, High Skill Training Pty Ltd
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

They’ve made useful changes to improve UX as well as regulatory compliance. Appello is a communicative and reliable partner and they’re detail-oriented.

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 CEO of High Skill Training. We work with construction companies around Australia, providing education and training for the purpose of becoming qualified in the industry.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Appello?

We were looking to build a smoother online system to serve us from initial training through to delivery, gathering data in the area for both client-side and internal access.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Appello developed our online portal, which allows our trainers and staff to access information more easily rather than going through the manual system. Much of the information we now process is entered through the portal Appello designed for us.

We communicated often and made a lot of improvements along the way, and I had various compliance people making adjustments. I took the idea back to the drawing board after several months because it didn’t match my vision, but I believe we’ll be launching next week.

What is the team composition?

I mainly worked with two people from Appello in the beginning, and I’m working with only one at the moment. However, there’s a team of a few people working behind the scenes on their end.

How did you come to work with Appello?

My project manager recommended them. She researched them and told me they seemed the most suitable for our needs, so we went with them.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent over $25,000 so far and we expect to spend close to $50,000 by the project’s end.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with Appello in February 2019 and the engagement is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

They’re making the process very user-friendly, especially for someone like myself, who’s not very good with computers. All of this is rather new to me and it’s been a nice experience. I’m finding that the changes Appello is making are very helpful. They understand our industry, and they made the adjustments we needed in order to be compliant.

How did Appello perform from a project management standpoint?

They were very reliable and gave us frequent updates on how much time each process would take.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their communication is incredible, as is their attention to detail. They understand what their client wants to achieve.

Are there any areas they could improve?

The communication between myself and my general manager wasn’t very clear. I think he had a different idea of what I was looking for, but everything was corrected once I took over.

Do you have any advice for future clients of theirs?

The person with the idea should communicate with them and review the project from the beginning. Ensure the communication is clear. Appello will try to meet your requests, but you have to give them the right information.

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

Development for Clothing Design App

“Their genuine focus shows they really care.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Apr. - Sept. 2019
Project summary: 

Appello Software developed a cross-platform mobile app for a clothing design app. Picking up where another developer left off, their team fixed errors and completed the design work for the app.

The Reviewer
 
1 - 10 Employees
 
Australia
Founding Owner, Branch Enterprises 101
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The internal team is satisfied by the app, which met expectations. Appello Software is dedicated and focused, ensuring they understand the goals of the client’s project. Their team goes above and beyond to deliver quality results and remain open to feedback.

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 am the founding owner of Branch Enterprises 101.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Appello Software?

I was looking to build an app to resurrect the art of dressmaking. The app would allow users to both design their own dress and locate dressmakers in cities worldwide. I had worked with a programmer for the past five years, but they were never able to fully deliver. We decided to part ways so I needed someone to help me build the app.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Appello Software designed a cross-platform mobile app for us. Their team took over where our initial programmer had left off. They went through the app making changes, which luckily maintained it’s key functionality despite some technological issues. There were mistakes on the front- and backed of the app that their team fixed for me, including old and outdated technology. 

What is the team composition?

I met with Cameron (Chief Executive, Appello Software) but I worked most directly with a project manager. There were other members of the team, including people who tested the app and an account manager, but I primarily interacted with 2–3 members of the Appello Software team. 

How did you come to work with Appello Software?

After I parted ways with my old programmer, I had no idea who was available so I went on Clutch. I read through a number of company profiles and ended up interviewing three companies. Appello Software stood out because they were self-made, so I decided to work with them.

How much have you invested with them?

I have invested about $7,500 AUD (approximately $5,100 USD).

What is the status of this engagement?

My engagement with Appello Software ran from April–September 2019.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The app only launched less than 48 hours ago, so we don’t have too much feedback yet. I am incredibly satisfied with their work. I believe in the app and so does the team at Appello Software, which means a lot to me. Their encouragement is huge to someone like me, who is doing this on their own.

How did Appello Software perform from a project management standpoint?

I am in regular contact with our project manager, he sents me weekly updates by phone or email. Appello Software’s communication is transparent and concise, they really make it user-friendly. I’m not a tech-savvy person and I learned a lot from them.

They also provided me access to their road-mapping software. I could see what was happening currently and what was next on deck. 

What did you find most impressive about them?

Appello Software’s simple approach sets them apart. They weren’t talking numbers or monthly rates at the beginning, instead, they focused on my idea. They set their sights on what I needed from day one. Their genuine focus shows they really care.

They really wanted to get this project right. Their team is open and honest. I always felt that Appello Software was interested in what I had to say. They answered all my questions and delivered amazing results.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, they did a really great job. They should keep doing what they’re doing and hopefully, they’ll continue to learn and grow.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Tell them exactly what it is you want and trust them to tell you what’s required. Appello Software is so keen to understand that you can feel free to be open and honest.

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 and Custom Software Dev for Social Impact Startup

"Appello has demonstrated that they can execute on challenges without any delays."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Mar. - Sept. 2019
Project summary: 

Appello Software designed and developed both a mobile app and an admin booking system for a social impact startup. The app lets users check-in to reserved spaces and connect with other guests.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
San Francisco, California
Jean-Loïck Michaux
Director, Serendipia
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The app functions seamlessly, without any noticeable bugs or user pain points, and the admin interface automated several internal processes. Their transparency and responsiveness made them a valuable partner.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I'm the founder and SEO of Serendipia a co-living and co-working startup in San Francisco.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Appello Software?

After doing much research we decided to engage with Appello due to their strong technical and design expertise on mobile products. They helped us build from scratch our mobile app for internal management and our community. They designed wireframes, UI designs and did all the development in a timely manner.

What were your goals for this project?

We are a business scaling with more than 1000 people staying with us at any time. So for us what was important was to quickly develop our mobile app without any issues. Appello delivered beyond our goals.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

After researching other development companies in Australia, Europe and North America Appello really stood out by their apps that you could download from the App Store and see the quality they have. So this was a really decision for us.

Describe the project in detail.

We wanted to develop an app, and admin booking system for our co-living and co-working houses. Managing multiple properties and tenants is not easy, so developing mobile app which allows people to checkin- share to community and connect with other guest was what we needed. Since building the app, we have automated the expereince for our staff and guest.

What was the team composition?

We worked directly with one of Appellos project managers, UX/UI designers and the strategist team. Some meetings happened with all members, including engineers when we needed to make sure logic behind designs were clear.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Instantly when the app went live, we had no bugs or issues which was great - It allowed our team members, and guest to starts adding profiles and using the app. Also, the quality is exceptional. Appello has demonstrated that they can execute on challenges without any delays.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

It has allowed our business to grow into 2 new locations, minimising the work needed by our staff to check in new guest or manage internal processes such as clearing, ordering and planning events with guests.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Cost transparency and communication to deliver exactly what we wanted.

Are there any areas for improvement?

None that we seen.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Clear and on budget
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Extremely impressive technical and design expertise
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

iOS/Android Dev for Events App

“They have outstanding communication.”

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

Starting from scratch, Appello Software developed a mobile app for a startup. The team created an events organization system endowed with features like city mapping and secure depositing.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Gold Coast, Australia
Brendon Etheve
Founder & CEO, MyCity
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Appello Software developed a sleek, functional product. They were exceptionally communicative throughout the process—with an impressive response time to boast. Their expertise and transparency have secured continuing collaboration with the client.

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 founder of an app called MyCity. It’s an events app that allows people to add and look up activities in their area. The event categories include food, entertainment, sports, festivals, and more.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Appello Software?

I brought on Appello Software to develop the app from start to finish. 

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

After a discussion of business goals, Appello Software developed the iOS/Android app from scratch. The app is simple but effective. It features a mapping system, as well as a deposit function—a deposit is required to verify that it’s a real human adding an event.

Although the app is completed, they’ll continue to provide troubleshooting support. We’re also considering adding new features.

What is the team composition?

My main point of contact was Cameron (Chief Executive, Appello Software). I worked with a few others, as well.

How did you come to work with Appello Software?

I read Appello Software’s positive reviews. After speaking with Cameron, I had a good feeling about the company. These guys really stood out to me, and I’m glad I went with them.

How much have you invested with them?

I spent around $34,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We began in January and wrapped up in August of 2019.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The project has gone very smoothly, and working with Appello has been awesome. The app is in its very early stages but I know that I couldn’t have done it without them. My friends and family love the look of it.  

They still help me maintain and manage the app, although it’s technically finished. I’ve already spoken with Cameron about adding another feature, and that addition will make it perfect. We’re also considering some future marketing efforts.

How did Appello Software perform from a project management standpoint?

They were exceptionally responsive. They email me back straight away. They’d also explain all processes to me on the phone—I’ve never been left in the dark about anything. This includes the budget, which we set at the very beginning. They didn’t charge me any more than our agreed amount so I knew exactly what to expect.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They have outstanding communication. With any issue, they immediately work to resolve it.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, I can’t think of anything. Everything went very smoothly.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Do a little bit of research and iron out any questions you might have before you go into a meeting with them.  

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They were significantly cheaper than the other quotes that I received.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Prototype Dev & Branding Design for Tech Startup

“Appello Software is creating exactly what we envisioned.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
June 2019 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Appello Software is building a clickable prototype for an app. Services include font and logo design, UX development, and brand consultancy.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
United Kingdom
Jenny Matthews
Co-Founder, Moksha Insights
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Appello Software turned an idea into a functional prototype, fostering a positive customer experience and often exceeding expectations with their deliverables. Responsive and timely, the team’s trustworthy nature, sage counsel, and wide-ranging expertise create value for cost.  

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

My business partner and I are the co-founders and operators of Moksha Insights, a social media platform that has a marketplace attached to it.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Appello Software?

We’re a tech startup in the seeding stage, so we hired Appello Software to build a prototype for the app we’re developing from scratch.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Appello Software designed our font and logo, and they’re currently developing a clickable prototype. They consult with us on our brand and brand positioning.

What is the team composition?

We’ve been in contact with five Appello Software teammates, including a branding and logo designer, a wireframe developer, and a project manager. My team also works closely with Cameron (Chief Executive, Appello Software).

How did you come to work with Appello Software?

My business partner knew Cameron through a previous job. We shared our ideas with him so that we could hear his perspective on the prototype we wanted to build, like what was possible and what the potential costs were. Cameron provided honest feedback. We liked how transparent Cameron and his team were; they seemed very trustworthy.

How much have you invested with them?

We will invest around $10,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

Our work together commenced in June 2019, and we’re still in development.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Appello Software is creating exactly what we envisioned. Their work designing the logo and UX has gone smoothly. They use their combined experiences to steer us in the right direction.  

How did Appello Software perform from a project management standpoint?

They’re fantastic in this regard. We’ve been surprised at just how responsive they are. We use Trello boards, which allows my team to engage in the process, provide feedback, and upload documents.

What did you find most impressive about them?

We’ve been impressed by Appello Software’s transparency. They are honest about what they’re capable of doing and how they plan to do it. The team is open to further development as well; they will take the partnership as far as we want them to.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I’m not experienced enough in development to know what they could’ve done better, but from a purely customer service and transparency perspective, I honestly can’t think of anything I would want them to do better.

Any advice for potential customers?

If you are clear about what you want them to build for you, then they will deliver. Also, be open to them sharing their expertise and experiences.

5.0
Overall Score They’re fantastic.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They are very punctual and beat us to the punch pretty much every time.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    We did a lot of market research; for what Appello Software is offering and the trust that we’ve built with them, we couldn’t place anyone above them.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They have exceeded our expectations with every delivery. They make any changes that we request.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I already have recommended them.

Web Design for Luxury Kitchen Products Site

“Appello Software has a fresh take on the current market.”

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

Appello Software designed a mobile-friendly e-commerce website with C++. They will also design an app soon.

The Reviewer
 
2-10
 
United Kingdom
Owner, Kitchen Goods Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Internal stakeholders say that the results Appello Software championed speak for themselves: increased consumer interest, boosted site traffic, and a fourfold ROI. Despite being in a different time zone, the team was prompt, responsive, and thorough, and they provided actionable insights.

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 owner of Kitchen and Cook, a luxury kitchen goods company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Appello Software?

I founded Kitchen and Cook earlier this year, and I reached out to Appello Software to help me design a website. Since more and more people use their phones, it was important that the site be mobile-friendly.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Appello Software designed my mobile-friendly website with C++. We have plans to work together to develop a mobile app, first for Android and then for iOS.

What is the team composition?

Most of my conversations have been with the CEO. He manages everything.

How did you come to work with Appello Software?

I met the CEO a couple of years ago, and we’ve stayed in touch. I heard he started his own company, so I read his reviews on Clutch.co. When we met in person, he was professional and inspiring; I could tell he was passionate and hard-working, so I decided to hire him. I haven’t regretted my decision at all. 

How much have you invested with them?

I’ve spent $20,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

Appello Software designed my website from February–May 2019. I recently got back in contact with them to start working on the app.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

I’ve seen a fourfold ROI of around $80,000. Site traffic and interest have also increased, with no bounce rate. The results speak for themselves. 

How did Appello Software perform from a project management standpoint?

Appello Software was extremely fast and responsive. Even with the time difference, we’d often get replies within the same day, and we never waited more than twenty hours for a response. We spoke over the phone and Skype.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Considering they’re a newer company, I believe that the services they provide are quite superior to those of other vendors. Appello Software has a fresh take on the current market. I had an idea of what I wanted, but Appello Software gave me more to think about than I could’ve ever imagined. This was my first time taking up a business and doing anything web-related, and Appello Software was extremely helpful. When I wasn’t sure about some aspect of the project, they were very thorough and walked me through it.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, there aren’t any that I can think of.

Any advice for potential customers?

Appello Software knows what they’re doing, so you should trust them. Even though I had a vision, they helped me see through a lot of flaws in my thinking. They guided me toward making my website as successful as it is.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They provide a better quote than other companies, but that doesn’t mean the quality isn’t there.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

UI/UX and Prototype Dev for Digital Food Marketplace

“Appello Software’s work helped bridge an idea and prompt user adoption.”

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

Appello Software designed a mobile app’s UI and UX. Deliverables included user flow designs, a clickable prototype, and market research. Stakeholders plan to re-engage them to code the final product.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Australia
Dat Le
Founder & CEO, Kitchko
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Appello Software’s high-caliber and quick-paced deliverables exceeded expectations and spurred early user adoption. The team provided actionable insights and cost-effective services. Their technical knowledge and proactive nature supplement continued engagement.

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 founder and CEO of Kitchko, a marketplace where users can order homecooked meals from local chefs.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Appello Software?

We hired Appello Software to help us design our iOS and Android mobile app. We needed a prototype to show potential investors.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Appello Software designed our app’s UI and UX. They created workable user flow designs and a clickable prototype. The team also provided market research.

They completed the first phase of the project. When we receive funding, we plan to re-engage Appello Software to code the app and provide ongoing maintenance.

What is the team composition?

We work with a team of three people.

How did you come to work with Appello Software?

We tried working with three different offshore software agencies before Appello Software, but they were costly. We had other issues with time differences and language barriers. Appello Software offered quicker, more cost-effective services. They were also more transparent about their deliverables.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent $7,000 so far on the UI/UX work. The total project cost will be around $15,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked with Appello Software from March–May 2019, and we hope to re-engage them soon.   

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Appello Software’s work helped bridge an idea and prompt user adoption. We went from having no users to 50–100, which is a big achievement in the early stage.

How did Appello Software perform from a project management standpoint?

We had weekly strategy workshops. They were very proactive and often reached out to us to see if we needed help with anything. We used InVision.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Appello Software helped us build an amazing product. My team is more business-oriented, which made Appello Software’s technical insights very helpful. They explained what technology they were using and how it worked, so that we could build the product together. They understood what our intentions were.

The UI/UX designs and the clickable prototype only took about two months to complete, which was much faster than we expected. While another software agency said they’d develop seven screens for $20,000, Appello Software delivered more screens for significantly less than that price.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, there weren’t. We’re hoping to do more work with them soon.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Another company offered to deliver fewer screens for a much higher price.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I’m going to use them again, so I’d definitely recommend them.

App Dev for Bus Services Company

"He spoke about long term goals, showing an interest in the long term sustainability."

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

Appelo Software delivered an MVP of a bus-route-navigating mobile application and is working towards the full-scale development of the app.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Newcastle, Australia
Lincoln Hertogs
Founder, Bus Directions
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The development process has been extremely smooth so far, and Appelo Software has generated confidence in their client and intense interest from the outside community. Their team delivered a successful demo model in three weeks and continues to communicate regularly about progress and timelines.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am the founder of a startup providing route tracking and driving directions for bus companies.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Appello Software?

This is a brand new business aiming to fill a niche in the transport industry. I am a non technical founder so I rely on appello to transform my vision into reality.

What were your goals for this project?

The first goal of this project was to create a workable demonstration model to show potential customers. This was completed and feasibility was proven, so we are now working towards full completion of the app ready for an extended trial with stakeholders.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

As someone with no software knowledge it was important for me to be able to discuss my needs with potential vendors. Using reviews i narrowed my search to a few businesses in my area or nearby. I was able to meet with Cameron from Appello face to face, which was fantastic. He proved to be very knowledgeable and was invested in the idea from the start.

Cameron asked some hard questions about my business model which showed he was thinking about long term outcomes rather than just taking on the work and getting paid.

Describe the project in detail.

Appello studied my brief and gave a quote and timeline for the initial demo model. Both targets were met and the work provided surpassed my expectations. The communication process was easy and transparent and the interpretation of my brief was excellent. The demo model was delivered within 3 weeks from our first meeting.

What was the team composition?

I have dealt directly with Cameron. He has filled me in on the composition of the development team and has cc'd them in most correspondence. As the project proceeds i will be communicating with one of the development team leaders.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

I will update this section upon completion

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

Communication to this date has been frequent, transparent and put in layman's terms for me to understand.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

I have been impressed with the immediate interest in my project. As previously mentioned I sat down with Cameron and he asked a lot of pertinent questions about the business model and my goals for the project.

He pre-empted a lot of my questions with very good answers and showed me examples of work they had completed. He spoke about long term goals, showing an interest in the long term sustainability. Other companies I spoke to were more interested in 'sealing the deal'.

Are there any areas for improvement?

So far very satisfied. Will update upon completion of next stage if required.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Very open and responsive communication.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    A near perfect creation of the user experience from the provided brief.
  • 4.5 NPS
    Willing to refer

Assembly App for Outdoor Storage Manufacturer

"We didn't realize how dysfunctional our existing app was until Appello came onboard and fixed everything." 

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

Appello Software created a new UX/UI for an existing mobile app. They developed mock-ups and integrated client feedback to form the new system.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
Brand Manager, Outdoor Storage Manufacturer
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Users are pleased with the new solution, evidenced by an increased rating online and a marked drop in customer service calls. Appello Software was quite transparent, allowing client access to task status via a dashboard. Their cutting-edge knowledge was particularly noteworthy.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m the brand manager for a family business that manufactures outdoor storage and garden products.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Appello Software?

We hired Appello to fix one of our existing mobile apps: an after-sales tool for customers to use when constructing their shed or outdoor structure at home. The backend (designed by previous developers) was unstable and needed a lot of work.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted to make major UX/UI updates to our app, resulting in a complete makeover to fix the functionality and flow. We also wanted the journey to take as few taps possible for the user.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We reached out to a number of developers we found via Google and narrowed it down to Appello quite quickly. They understood the brief completely from day one and have been very transparent throughout the whole build.

Describe the project in detail.

We had a couple of initial meetings via Google Hangouts to discuss our goals and objectives. Shortly after, we received mock-ups of the proposed app, which we discussed in house and led to a few design suggestions. Appello integrated our ideas and carried the project out in four months.

What was the team composition?

Initially, we worked with an account manager and lead developer. Towards the end of the project, we were touching base with developers in group meetings, which was really good.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Our customer feedback and star rating have dramatically improved since we went live. The number of customer service phone calls we field has also dropped, which is a great sign that the app is helping our customers with installations.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

We received regular updates via email, Hangouts, and their work in progress dashboard, where we could see exactly what was being worked on at the time. It was a very easy process.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

How current they are in their industry. We didn't realize how dysfunctional our existing app was until Appello came onboard and fixed everything.

Are there any areas for improvement?

We’ll continue to improve the AR function as 3D rendering technology grows more and more advanced.

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