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Appello Software designs and develops mobile & web software. We offer affordable developers to your project to reduce your costs and maximise your profits. 

Our talented UX/UI designs, Full-Stack Developers and Custom Web Developers can tailor your Mobile App, or Custom Website 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 or monthly developers salary basis so you only pay for the work that is completed with transparent time-tacking software. 

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
headquarters
other locations
  • George St
    Sydney 2300
    Australia
  • City CBD
    Brisbane 4000
    Australia
  • York St
    Melbourne 3001
    Australia
  • East Bourne Terrace
    London W2
    United Kingdom
  • 27-01 Queens Plaza N, Long Island City
    Long Island City, NY 11101
    United States
  • 44 Montgomery St
    San Francisco, CA 94104
    United States

Portfolio

Key clients: 

NowDating, MarineTrade, Feed2Me, Huggg Gifts, EatClub,  BubbleStudent, Grocer, Travel2, ReadSwipe, Kidadl and many more (View our Instagram).

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

Completely customise recipes and track performance with BiteRite!

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

RecruitersLife 1.0

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

MyCity Events App Australia

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

Vidya Online Course

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

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: 

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.abscosheds&hl=en

 

 

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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.

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

App Development for Student Milestone Platform

"The overall experience was great. They knew what we needed before we could even say it."

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

Appello Software developed and designed an education-focused app for both iOS and Android. Key features included Google forms, surveys, and a milestone tracker.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Australia
Advisor, Internship Program
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

90% of students used the app since the engagement began, while 86% gave the app a positive review. Communication was never stifled by too much technical jargon. Appello Software’s responsiveness and ability to turn constructive feedback into implementable deliverables were hallmarks of their work.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m an advisor for an internship program for university students across Australia.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

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

We needed to create a simple platform that’s intuitive for advisors and students to help improve communication. It also needs to allow students to complete key milestones throughout their internships.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted all of our students to be able to access this app so that they could provide feedback. It’s the best way for us to contact them and to find out information as almost all students have access to mobile phones. A student suggested that we should develop an app instead of sending constant emails.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We found them through a student’s recommendation. We looked at around 10 vendors and felt that Appello Software was able to solve our challenge.

Describe the project in detail.

Appello Software was involved in the entire process, from UI/UX design to production and coding. We gave them our ideas for how we wanted the app to look. They gave us feedback to help steer the course toward the final product.

The key feature we wanted them to incorporate was Google Forms, which is the main way our team communicates. The app is available on both Android and iOS because we needed to cater to all students.

What was the team composition?

We worked most closely with Cameron (CEO, Appello Software), who managed the relationship with our team. There were also several developers and designers involved with the project.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We’ve seen 90% of our students use the app in the first six months, which is amazing. We used the app to conduct a survey asking for feedback on the app itself. The results were that 86% of students found the app to be helpful, as well as easier to communicate with advisors. The fact that they were able to incorporate Google Forms made it much easier for our team. We’ve also gotten a positive response on its ease of use and the look and feel. 

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

We communicated through Slack and Google Hangouts. Appello Software was quite responsive and did a good job of managing our expectations. They responded quickly to all the critical feedback that we provided. That strengthened our relationship because we felt more comfortable discussing any problems that arose.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Given they’re a new company, I’m so impressed with their knowledge. They were able to explain technical terms in a way that was extremely helpful to our team throughout the journey. The overall experience was great. They knew what we needed before we could even say it. We will definitely use them again if we ever need a new app developed.

Are there any areas for improvement?

There were some hiccups, as we’d expect with any project that’s creating something new. However, they delivered above and beyond our expectations. We’re very happy with the result.

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

UX/UI Design and Mobile Booking Tool for Restaurant Company

"Their quick response times were extremely helpful." 

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

Appello Software designed a UX/UI for an Android and iOS application. The app features a calendar integration and notification capabilities.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Australia
Hayden Jamed
Product Manager, Darby Soho
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Business has picked up thanks to Appello Software’s responsive service. Beyond implementing requirements, they contributed beneficial insights into product development.

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 a product manager at Darby Soho, a booking platform service.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Appello Software?

We wanted to gain more traction for our brand with a mobile booking service app.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They did the UX/UI design for our iOS and Android application. Their interface allows customers to make restaurant bookings and send the information to their calendars. We can also add notes that send notifications to customers.  

What is the team composition?

I mainly worked with the project manager and the CEO, but they brought new people on throughout the project.

How did you come to work with Appello Software?

We found them online.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent $40,000 Australian ($28,300 USD).

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked together from May until September 2018.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

A lot of people are using the app, and we’ve seen a corresponding increase in leads and revenue. Our clients enjoy how simple it is.

How did Appello Software perform from a project management standpoint?

We used Slack to communicate, and Appello Software was highly responsive. They excelled at generating ideas we hadn’t thought of before.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their quick response times were extremely helpful.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, not that I saw.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Lay out your project before you begin working with them. Our project would have benefitted from us doing so.

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

Web Development for Online Education Company

"They went above and beyond every other software development company that I'd hired before."

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

Appello Software designed and developed a web platform and several mobile apps. 

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Sydney, Australia
Wilhelmina von Buellen, MAPsych
CEO and Founder, Vidya
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Although the platform has not yet launched, it met every requirement and expectation. Appello Software's lean workflow, responsive communication, and attention to detail made the process effortless. They respected the timeline and budget while delivering an outstanding product. 

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

Vidya is an online course delivery platform that helps small businesses deliver educational material to their audiences. I'm the founder and CEO.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

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

I hired Appello Software to develop the web platform and accompanying mobile apps. I wanted to deliver a flexible tool that helped small businesses enhance their existing offerings. I didn't have enough knowledge of the latest web technologies, so I searched for a team with suitable skills.

What were your goals for this project?

The products needed to be responsive on all devices. They also needed secure media delivery features, a payment gateway, and several types of user accounts. I wanted to use the latest languages to create a robust, extendable platform. Since we're an online business, we wouldn't exist without our platform.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

I considered a handful of solo developers, but soon realized my own design skills weren't sufficient. Next, I called a few companies and asked for cost estimates. My concept was still vague, but Appello Software asked the best questions and helped me refine the concept. They were extremely supportive and understood how to bring a vague concept to reality.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

They summarized our initial features in a few high-level objectives. Then they designed the interface, which reassured me that they had captured the concept. Finally, they developed the platform and mobile apps. They did an amazing job, helped me with everything within their expertise, and referred me to good people if they couldn't complete a task. 

What was the team composition?

Approximately eight people were involved in the project. The team grew and shrunk as they brought in new skill sets. I mainly worked with the CEO, project manager, interface designer, and marketing consultant.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any information that demonstrates the impact that this project has had on your business?

We have no metrics yet, since the product hasn't gone live. So far, however, they're on track with the initial budget. There's been little need to change the scope of work, and the results have exceeded all expectations. They deliver professional, high-quality work, and don't waste time with meetings or heavy documentation. 

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

We collaborated a lot, and I could see their resources at every stage. I wasn't strict about deadlines since my priority was staying within the budget. We used Slack, Trello, and Zoom. Some of the team was in a different time zone, but this didn't cause problems. Everyone had a command of the English language.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

The most impressive thing about Appello Software was their efficient focus on delivering a quality product while meeting budget requirements. They went above and beyond every other software development company that I'd hired before.

Are there any areas for improvement?

There were no obvious areas for improvement. They met all my needs.

5.0
Overall Score They're the best software development company!
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They tracked the schedule well.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They stayed within budget.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They delivered an excellent product, both in the back- and frontend.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I'm extremely likely to refer Appello Software.

Mobile App Dev for Social Dating Platform

“Their team is a joy to work with because they’re more like artists than developers.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Sept. 2017 - Apr. 2018
Project summary: 

Appello Software utilized a diverse technology stack to develop an iOS app. They translated detailed wireframes into a smooth interface supported by a stable backend. They also helped with a marketing effort.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
United Kingdom
Chief Design Officer, Dating App
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Appello Software delivered a high-quality application that supports location-based software and complex algorithms. By receiving over 50,000 users after going live on The App Store, the platform is accepted by users as a viable dating app. Their project manager facilitates a transparent experience.

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 chief design officer of a mobile dating app. My responsibilities include working directly with the development team to ensure that their build is faithful to our original design.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Appello Software?

My team handled the design effort internally, but we needed a development firm to build the platform’s backend and implement the UI/UX.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Appello Software translated our design into a functioning dating application. They built out the entire platform for iOS and coded the UI/UX to look nearly identical to our original wireframes. The technology stack includes AWS, Backbone.js, Google Analytics, Google Maps, Fabric, Firebase, Zeplin, Branch, Dropbox, Docker, WordPress, GitLab, and Sketch. We’re looking to develop an Android version in the future.

We came up with several complicated algorithms to facilitate the app’s location-based map functionality. This system interacts with how the user is represented on the map, how often they’re logged in, and the person’s proximity to other users. This all determines who users see populated in their individual results field. Implementing these algorithms was quite the challenge, but Appello Software didn’t hesitate to accept the task. The whole project took over 6,000 hours of work to complete. During that process, there was never a point where I thought they wouldn’t be able to accomplish something due to a lack of skill.

They assisted us with marketing the product once it was ready for launch. That effort helped the app become an accelerated program for both Facebook and Google. Being a multidisciplinary firm, they’re able to provide valuable advice regarding a variety of topics. As a result, they continue to support the platform when necessary.

What is the team composition?

They allocated five developers, including three iOS specialists and two full-stack resources. We also communicated with QA testers and an assigned project manager.

How did you come to work with Appello Software?

They were recommended to me along with a few other companies. I researched the options and felt that Appello Software could best provide what I wanted to accomplish.

How much have you invested with them?

The project cost around £210,000 (approximately $276,000 USD).

What is the status of this engagement?

Development took place from September 2017­–April 2018.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Considering the product reviews on The App Store, the feedback has been incredible. Appello Software created an application that’s intuitive and capable of producing positive results for each user. The app is highly rated on Product Hunt where it has received over 400 upvotes. Their replication of our design is 99% accurate. Getting this right the first time saved us a lot of money. Not all development firms have an eye for detail that honed. Also, their marketing assistance helped the platform reach 50,000 users within several months of the initial launch.

How did Appello Software perform from a project management standpoint?

We worked according to a project requirement document. Their project manager took out different features and pipelined them into kanban system that the developers used to organize each task. That process kept each party informed regarding the project’s progression relative to scheduled milestones. Requesting additional features was also quite easy. We’d reach out to the project manager, and they’d integrate the task with the project’s backlog.

Another key attribute of Appello Software is their responsiveness. We use Slack and phone calls to communicate, so we’re never left waiting for a response. Despite working remotely, they’re able to bridge the gap and work alongside as much as possible.

What did you find most impressive about them?

I equate value to the rate at which a firm can produce quality products. By that measurement, Appello Software excels beyond the norm. They represent the difference between a good service provider and a great service provider. Not only are they capable of competently completing tasks, but they’re also willing to add an extra flair to their deliverables to make a project noteworthy. Their team is a joy to work with because they’re more like artists than developers.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I don’t have anything to recommend regarding my needs or experience. As general advice, they should focus on scaling up their team so they can eventually serve bigger clients.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Being able to explain precisely what you want to be done will save both time and money.

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

Software Dev for Australian Workforce Platform

“Apello Software provided prompt and cost-effective services.”

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

Appello Software developed a digital workforce platform. They helped develop a mobile and web app.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Melbourne, Australia
CEO, Digital Platform for Australian Workers
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Appello Software delivered a practical and accessible prototype in a very short timeframe. Customers can expect a professional, engaging, and responsive partner that produces high-quality results for a reasonable cost.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m the CEO of a digital platform. We provide services to Australian workers.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

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

My company needed help developing a centralized platform.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted to create a user-friendly digital experience for workers in Australia.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

My team chose Appello Software based on their positive reviews.

Describe the project in detail.

Appello Software created a prototype. They also helped develop our mobile app and web app.

What was the team composition?

We worked with a project manager and two web designers.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Their team delivered a user-friendly prototype in less than two weeks.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

They communicated seamlessly via email and phone. The team was professional and responsive.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Appello Software provided prompt and cost-effective services. Cameron (CEO, Appello Software) and the rest of the team were attentive and personable in all of our interactions.

Are there any areas for improvement?

No, there is nothing for them to improve.

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

Website Design & Development for Well-Being Company

"I’ve seen their other work with mobile apps, and they really do create amazing software."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Aug. - Oct. 2018
Project summary: 

Appello Software took on the entire design and development of a mobile responsive website, bringing it from its idea stage to life within six weeks.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
London, United Kingdom
Barbara Josik
Brand Manager, Skinn Cosmetics
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The project team delivered a website that surpassed all expectations. Highlights of the collaboration include Appello Software’s efficient communication, honest pricing, and high degree of expertise, all of which contributed to a fruitful collaboration.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

We’re a well-being company located in London that specializes in high-end treatments.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

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

Designing the first idea and developing it was a challenge because we didn't know exactly what we wanted for the website. We needed someone to help us and provide fast delivery and quality at an affordable price.

SOLUTION

Can you go into detail about the services they provided and the scope of the project?

Appello Software designed and developed a mobile responsive website for us. The project was small, only lasting six weeks.

What was the team composition?

We had one UI/UX designer, a frontend developer, and a backend developer assigned to our project.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any information that demonstrates the impact that this project has had on your business?

Appello Software’s team is great. They helped us take our idea and turn it into something that has exceeded our expectations. Everything we wanted was delivered. I’ve seen their other work with mobile apps, and they really do create amazing software. I would definitely recommend them to my friends.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

Communication was great. Overall, they’re efficient, clear, and are transparent with costs.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

The level of experience they have and their design and software quality are remarkable.

Are there any areas where they can improve?

Not that I'm concerned.

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