Custom Mobile App and Custom Software Development

AppIt Ventures

AppIt Ventures is a Denver-based Custom Software Development Company with experienced App Developers focused on Mobile App Development (iOS App Development & Android App Development), Web Development, and Custom Software Development.  The AppIt Ventures team has a portfolio of more than 350 successful software applications and offices in three countries. For more information, visit appitventures.com.   

Custom Software Development Services:

Our team of software strategists, designers, and software developers will guide you through each stage of the software development process. Custom software development services we offer include:

  • Custom Software Development
  • Mobile Application Development
  • Database, Server and API Development
  • Business Intelligence/Artificial Intelligence
  • UX/UI Design and Development
  • ERP/CRM/CMS Integration and Customization
  • Legacy System Upgrades and Integration
  • Code Audits
  • Technology Consulting

View all our development services at https://appitventures.com/services/

 
$25,000+
 
$100 - $149 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2012
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Denver, CO
headquarters
  • 50 S Steele St Suite 505
    Denver, CO 80209
    United States
other locations
  • 90 Paul St, London EC2A 4NE
    London
    United Kingdom
  • Hyderabad, AP 500003
    India

Portfolio

Key clients: 

State of Colorado

BorgWarner

Rocky Mountain Health Plans

Seattle Fish Company

Superior Livestock

Greater Omaha

Intellidata

Helping Habit

Helping Habit - Mobile App Development Project Image

Helping Habit - Mobile App Development Project

Helping Habit aims to be a bridge between volunteers and nonprofits. It allows a nonprofit organization the flexibility to post all of their events on a platform that is easy to use and a way to make direct connections with new and existing volunteers. AppIt Ventures worked with Helping Habit to learn exactly what their users, both nonprofits and volunteers, really need, and our design team spearheaded the effort to making all

of those features easily accessible and understandable.

Helping Habit originally came to AppIt Ventures about a year before the original development was completed. We had a very thorough Initial Engagement, creating plans for several iterations of the product, the client then worked with a branding company to finalize the product name and other details. All development was completed in about three months, as the client used AppIt Rapid Development to shorten the timeline and decrease his time to market.

Outcomes

After several months of work Helping Habit launched on budget and is currently working with non-profits to provide support for young adults and people across all demographics. The software helps communities by creating a platform where they can find nearby opportunities to volunteer and provide support. From the first moment users open the app they can quickly find an event that’s just down the street. There are currently several major national non-profits currently in discussion with Helping Habit about bringing their organizations onboard the software.

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Mobile App Dev for Healthcare Software Company

“They've been very invested in our success from the start”.

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
4.5
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
June 2019 - Jan. 2020
Project summary: 

Appit Ventures provided iOS development services for a healthcare software company. Their work entailed creating a corresponding mobile version for an existing sales web application.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Indianapolis, Indiana
Charles Clarke
Senior VP of Technology, hc1
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Appit Ventures hit the nail on the head and delivered a masterful app that was well received by internal and external stakeholders. Customers can expect a dedicated team that is timely, organized, and motivated.

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 healthcare software company that primarily serves the medical lab and health system market.  One of our solutions provides sales automation functions. I serve as the senior VP of technology.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Appit Ventures?

One of our products is a sales-oriented solution designed to optimize a customer's sales process. We needed help in creating a mobile iOS version.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We used AppIT Ventures to develop a mobile iOS app that allows our users to have access to our system. We wanted to give sales reps on the road access to their contacts, opportunities, and activities with a customer.

A core function of our solution is a customer's ability to tailor the application for their business process. We needed AppIT to replicate those features in the mobile app.

We provided signed documentation about our APIs and they handled wireframing and building the entire system.

What is the team composition?

We had 4-5 people from their team, including one project lead and one development lead.

How did you come to work with Appit Ventures?

We did an open search and we were looking for companies that had experience in healthcare. We evaluated 4 other companies and Appit rose to the top because they understood the project we were scoping and were a good value from a pricing perspective.

How much have you invested with them?    

We've invested $150,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We began working together in June 2019 and wrapped up in January 2020. We've had a few small bug fix changes that are ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The feedback has been great for us. Critical customers have expressed how much they enjoy the mobile experience and how it has improved their productivity. It has been very well received across the board.

How did Appit Ventures perform from a project management standpoint?

They're a traditional agile shop and worked in 2-week sprints and did a good job of laying out a spring plan in their contract. They did a good job of meeting and even exceeding those deadlines.

What did you find most impressive about them?

One thing that was really different about their approach was they were willing to go fixed-bid on a long-term project. They were motivated to manage scope. It demonstrated they were willing to put more skin in the game, which really stood out.

Are there any areas they could improve?

The biggest challenge we had was coordinating our API developers with their UI developers across time zones. We had to get the flexibility in there to make sure we had the right level of communication overlap. Once we did that, things worked really well.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

The better your goals or objectives are defined, the easier it is for AppIT to come on board with that mission. They've been very invested in our success from the start, so being willing to share your success criteria is key.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Very good job and are often ahead of schedule.
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 4.5 NPS
    Willing to refer

Mobile App Dev & Branding for Maternal Wellness Company

"We can really feel that they want us to succeed."

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

AppIt Ventures was tasked with building a mindfulness and self-care app for mothers by a maternal wellness company. The team built an iOS- and Android-compatible solution with several functionalities.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Denver, Colorado
Terra LaRock
Founder & CEO, Mindful Mamas
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Though live for less than a week, the app AppIt Ventures built has earned over 1000 downloads and five-star rating on the App Store. The solution has received overwhelmingly positive feedback from users and stakeholders alike. Along they were passionate, supportive, and overall excellent partners.

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 and CEO of Mindful Mamas, a maternal wellness company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with AppIt Ventures?

We needed to build a mindfulness and self-care app for moms and moms-to-be.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

When we first engaged with AppIt Ventures, the team started with clickable designs. Together with our team, they helped us refine our branding kit, including the imagery and color scheme. After the wireframes and clickable designs were finished, we moved towards the actual development of the iOS- and Android-compatible app. 

The app offers a personalized experience, where mothers can communicate where they are in their motherhood journey. From there, the app shows content specific to the user. It has audio-streaming capabilities for guided meditation, breathing techniques, background sound, and more. Users can also record within the app and upload photos. 

What is the team composition?

We worked with Kayla (Project Manager) and Amanda (CEO).

How did you come to work with AppIt Ventures?

I began inquiring about a local development team. I found AppIt Ventures after an online search, and met with Amanda. We connected over our mutual passion for the project, and, after talking with their previous companies, the choice to partner with them was easy.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent $150,000 so far.

What is the status of this engagement?

We began working together in April 2019, and the work is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The app launched four days ago, and we’ve had over 1000 downloads with a five-star rating on the App Store. Users call the app a virtual sanctuary, noting its ease of navigation and the calming effects of the user interface. It already stands out above other meditation and mindfulness apps on the market. 

How did AppIt Ventures perform from a project management standpoint?

AppIt Ventures did an excellent job of planning out the project before we even began developing the app. We knew exactly when certain phases of the code were supposed to be finished and ready for testing, and the team stayed absolutely within the timeline. 

Also, I had a weekly zoom call with Kayla and the team to talk about where we were in the process and what needed to be accomplished. She was always available through Slack, which was really key, especially as we were going live and receiving customer service feedback. Throughout the whole process, they’ve provided incredible support.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They really take ownership of the passion that the CEO brings to the team. AppIt Ventures adopts that enthusiasm, and they do everything to support our team. We can really feel that they want us to succeed. They’re particular about the project they take on, so they’re able to give each one the care and consideration it deserves. Now, I feel like they’re an extension of our company, rather than contractors I hired. 

Are there any areas they could improve?

No. They exceed my expectations in professionalism and execution.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Start with a “why.” The “what” and the “how” will come, but if you can communicate the underlying passion behind your project, AppIt Ventures will take it and turn it into something you never could’ve imagined.

5.0
Overall Score They were wonderful.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They were so communicative throughout the entire project and always met deadlines.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They were clear about what the deliverables would be, and the end project ended up better than what I had in mind.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Outstanding.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Software Development for Engineering Firm

"Their ability to establish a relationship has been key."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Mar. 2020 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

AppIt Ventures provides web development services on an ongoing basis. Specifically, their work is building a custom application for an engineering firm.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Denver, Colorado
Co-Founder, Stratorsoft
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

AppIt Ventures’ work has been met with positive acclaim. Communicative and organized, the team is on track to build a successful application.

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 cofounder of Stratorsoft.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with AppIt Ventures?

I hired them to do software development work. It was a custom application for an engineering firm.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They provide full-stack development. They provide design assistance and software development work in JavaScript. We had a framework and they built it for us.

What is the team composition?

We worked with four members of their team.

How did you come to work with AppIt Ventures?

I went to college with their CEO.

What is the status of this engagement?

We began working together in March 2020, and our work is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

I'm very happy with the progress so far.

How did AppIt Ventures perform from a project management standpoint?

They're very good with project management and we communicate via Slack.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their ability to establish a relationship has been key.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, they've been nothing but great right now.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

My advice is to pre-plan.

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

Custom Software Dev for Negotiation Consultancy

“AppIt Ventures clearly articulated the whole process from the start so we could understand what we were getting into.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Aug. 2018 - Sept. 2019
Project summary: 

AppIt Ventures built a software solution that allows a negotiation consultancy’s clients to track negotiation success metrics. They conducted UAT with clickable wireframes before developing the tool.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Denver, Colorado
Chris Schau
COO, Lionshare Negotiations
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The solution arrived on time, and AppIt Ventures turned around last-minute adjustments to meet the final deadlines. The team’s diligent planning in the requirements phase improved the end product through user feedback. Their diligence and responsiveness made for a smooth workflow.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the COO of Lionshare Negotiations. We provide negotiation training and consulting for corporations using a complete negotiation performance system.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with AppIt Ventures?

We wanted to create a software application that allows people to plan, track, and report the metrics of their negotiations.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

The first phase was mapping out our requirements, where we outlined what we wanted and deliverables. We already had some idea of what the end product would look like by creating a basic version using Excel spreadsheets. The product we wanted would automate the process using more advanced software. AppIt Ventures clearly laid out what the process was going to be like and how we could get the project to the finish line. They formed the requirements in a very complete way that could be used by any development shop.  By the time the requirements were completed we were convinced they were the team for us.

After that, AppIt Ventures created clickable wireframes that we took to some of our customers. We could guide customers through an overview of what the software would do to confirm we were on the right track. Through that user acceptance testing (UAT), we were able to make significant improvements based on feedback. The final phase was the actual development of the app. It also involved creating a secure space that would protect our customer's sensitive data.

What is the team composition?

I interfaced with three people on our status calls. There were developers and designers behind them.

How did you come to work with AppIt Ventures?

I was looking through Yelp and doing internet searches when I found them. They were quite different from other companies I considered. First, the team was really responsive: when I called for the first time, I could talk to someone right away. Second, I felt like they really understood what we were trying to accomplish. That’s why we chose them for this project.

What is the status of this engagement?

The project started in August 2018, and the product’s initial launch took place in September 2019.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

When the product rolled out, we met with customers and deployed it with them. Even though we’d already finished up and signed off on our in-house testing and validation, our customers came back with feedback for changes they felt were important. We then had a time-critical phase for adjustments to the software. AppIt Ventures was able to complete the changes within a couple of weeks, which kept our sales cycles moving.

How did AppIt Ventures perform from a project management standpoint?

They were extremely responsive. I was able to get the whole team together the same day within a few hours if I had questions and concerns, especially during the UAT phase.

What did you find most impressive about them?

First, AppIt Ventures clearly articulated the whole process from the start so we could understand what we were getting into. Other companies were vague about their internal process, cost, timeline, and requirements.

Second, they seemed to really understand what we were striving towards. AppIt Ventures took the time to understand how our customers would use the app and invested a lot of energy to make sure the user interface was effective for our customers. They were interested in our success with the application, not just doing the work. 

Are there any areas they could improve?

They are really consistent in delivering what we need. I didn’t find anything lacking in their services. 

Any advice for potential customers?

If you’re a company that’s thinking about building an app or software, I’d encourage you to work with AppIt Ventures. Even just doing the requirements phase is a great place to bring your vision to life. It's the most cost-effective way I have ever seen to move from dreaming to doing. 

With a little bit of money, you can get something meaningful to share with your customers and your company. This was a critical step for us because what we found was our idea needed customer input to really bring all the value of our system to life.

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

Web Quiz Development for Sales Team Rebuilding Company

"The communication and timeliness of work are impressive."

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

AppIt Ventures developed a lead capture quiz for the website of a sales team rebuilding company. The team created a visual prototype, designed an interface, and fixed any existing bugs.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Denver, Colorado
Mary Grothe
CEO, Sales BQ®
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The quiz is anticipated to drive revenue and exposure. AppIt Ventures effectively manages projects to ensure successful collaboration between teams. The team produces high-quality results in a timely manner.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

Our firm acts as fractional VPs of Sales, Sales Ops, & CMOs who work directly for you to profitably rebuild your sales & marketing department. Every client engagement is custom built with our focus on driving revenue growth. In the first 30 days, we complete our BUILD phase deliverables and may include audits, gap analyses, and additional deliverables for sales operations (CRM, automation, tech stack), marketing (brand, design, digital, top of funnel automation), or operations (customer implementation and customer success).

We also create your existing talent development strategy and future recruiting roadmap. If you elect our HIRE phase, we help you find the best sales talent, using our recruiters, screening tools, and proprietary interview method RPAC. Lastly, in our DRIVE phase, we stick around for the ROI. The DRIVE phase is custom built based on the needs and size of your team.

Some facets may include running or attending your weekly sales & marketing team meetings, conducting in-the-field sales coaching and training, listening back to recorded calls / meetings and providing coaching, conducting individual or group sales training sessions, and holding 1:1s with each rep to discuss pipeline management and deal progression. For larger teams, we provide hands-on support for your sales managers and empower them to be successful leaders within your organization by mastering the 4 key pillars of sales management and building a high-performing sales culture. I am the CEO.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire AppIt Ventures?

We wanted to grow the concept behind BQ, the behavioral quotient. We asked AppIt to build a lead capture quiz for our website, based on determining one's BQ score. Adding a BQ score to our website will help drive traffic and lead capture and also help develop our brand behind BQ.

What were your goals for this project?

The goal for this project was to deliver it in time for Sales Hacker's Sales Summit in December 2019 and ensure the release was perfectly timed with my session which was shared in front of 3,000 people. They asked us to have a free giveaway or strong call to action, so the timing was critical. Also, I just wanted the quiz to be pretty. I wanted it to encompass our brand and be very aesthetically pleasing with ease of use.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

Amanda is in a CEO group with me. I considered two companies, but after receiving a quote from Amanda, I chose AppIt. I involved Danny Gordon, SVP, in the decision. He agreed the price and timeline was fair.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

This was a very straightforward and simple project. I sent over an excel sheet of the quiz questions, answer sets, and ideal outline for the design. Within a week, they had a visual prototype to which we suggested 3-4 edits. They made the edits quickly, the design was approved, and their team went to work. Within 2-3 weeks, the quiz was ready for QA. We found a handful of bugs and they fixed them immediately. We had a working quiz delivered to us ahead of schedule.

What was the team composition?

I am not sure how many people were on the team. I know they had a designer, a project manager, and developers.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

It's premature to share any feedback that yet demonstrates the impact this quiz will have on our business, but I anticipate it will help us drive revenue and exposure.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

Project management was led by Kayla. She was excellent.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

The communication and timeliness of work are impressive.

Are there any areas for improvement?

There are no areas for improvement.

5.0
Overall Score Excellent job.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Great job.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Very competitively priced.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Great job.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    Will always refer them.

iOS App Development for Maternal & Child Wellness App

"Their mentorship has helped us make our app an early success."

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

AppIt Ventures is designing and developing an iOS app to help parents track food allergies in children. They have also provided guidance in marketing efforts and crafting a social media presence.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Denver, Colorado
Ashley Adamson
Co-Founder, See Mama Bee, LLC
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

AppIt Ventures has been a collaborative and knowledgeable partner in the development cycle. Their involvement has improved the app’s expected functionality and design. Equipped with a well-rounded team, AppIt Ventures offers expertise in a range of services to address all possible needs.

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 a co-founder of See Mama Bee. It is a wellness app for mothers to track lifestyle choices and track food allergies in their children.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with AppIt Ventures?

We contracted with AppIt Ventures to help us develop our mobile application.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We are currently working on an iOS version, but we have hopes for an Android version in the future. My husband and I came to the table with an idea and a few graphics, so AppIt Ventures has been instrumental in ushering this application through the development cycle. We offered a color scheme and some thoughts regarding the UX, but AppIt Ventures crafted the logos, developed the screen flows, and handled all technical aspects. The app allows parents—specifically mothers—to record their wellness activities and track their children’s food allergies, which can then be communicated to doctors.

AppIt Ventures has been helpful in other areas, as well. If we have concerns for how we manage our budget, how we run our social media, or how we start our Kickstarter campaign, their staff has somebody that can help us.

What is the team composition?

We’ve worked with a team of seven people, which includes a project manager, graphic designers, developers, some of their marketing staff, and sometimes the CEO.

How did you come to work with AppIt Ventures?

We began this project with a different developer, and we did not receive nearly the support we’ve gotten from AppIt Ventures. That team’s expertise wasn’t quite what we needed, so we re-opened our search and selected AppIt Ventures because we thought that we could be collaborative and hands-on in the development of our app. Because they had staff photos on their website, we felt that we’d be working with people rather than just a company.

How much have you invested with them?

We’re anticipating a final amount between $50,000–$100,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

Our engagement began in July 2018 and remains ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We have yet to launch, but we can attribute a great deal of our success so far to them. We’ve gotten tremendous feedback on the screenshots and functionality that AppIt Ventures has created. Their mentorship has helped us make our app an early success.

How did AppIt Ventures perform from a project management standpoint?

We’re very comfortable working with them. We receive regular updates, and if the entire team doesn’t attend a meeting on Google Hangouts, it’s still a majority of the team. We feel that we’ve formed a solid relationship with them.

What did you find most impressive about them?

My husband and I are not technical people, but AppIt Ventures has done a wonderful job of interpreting our notes and delivering something better than what we asked for.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, they’re very professional and easy to work with.

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

Parking and Transportation App Development

"I would definitely recommend their services to anyone hoping to build a mobile application."

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

AppIt Ventures designed and developed a mobile app that provides parking and transportation updates. Functionalities include mapping and searching capabilities, list sorting, and traffic alerts.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Colorado Springs, CO
Hunter Berge
CTO, Lot Spot Inc.
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The completed application has drawn promising reviews from clients, a result of AppIt Ventures’ strong communication and organizational skills. The team is accessible and accommodating, evidenced by its willingness to expedite development to meet pressing scheduling deadlines with little notice.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am the CTO of Lot Spot Inc. We are a parking analytics company that collects parking and transportation data and distributes it to drivers and organizations through an online dashboard and a mobile application.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire AppIt Ventures?

Our company needed an easy-to-use, yet an information-filled mobile application to distribute the parking data to drivers. We wanted to make it pain-free for drivers to find available parking before they arrived at their destination.

What were your goals for this project?

There were three main goals for this project. The first was to appeal to our customers—businesses, cities, and universities—by providing a mobile application to their visitors. The second goal was to increase the value of our core product by directing drivers to lots with open spaces—thereby increasing the efficiency of our customers’ parking lots. The final goal was to increase our name recognition by providing drivers with a useful tool they would use on a regular basis.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

Lot Spot recently won the Rocky Mountain Ventures Business Competition in Denver, Colorado. Upon winning, AppIt Ventures approached us to discuss if we had any need for their services. We knew we needed to build a mobile application, so we included AppIt Ventures in our search for developers in Colorado. We ultimately selected AppIt Ventures because of their experience and price.

Describe the project in detail.

We had a series of meetings where we conducted plans for design, user experience, and execution. During that time, we were in the middle of our pre-seed funding round. We postponed the project for a few months until we had closed our seed round. Re-opening the project was simple and pain-free. AppIt Ventures was able to resume the project within two weeks of confirmation that we would continue work. Within three planning meetings, their team started work on the mobile application. The mobile application was comprised of three main features. The first was the ability to find available parking around a location and nearby facilities. This needed mapping capabilities, custom icons, and a method for searching. The second main feature was the ability to more robustly find parking using a list-style UI with filters and sorting tools. The third feature was the ability to submit alerts regarding parking. This included illegal parking, traffic updates, and inaccurate count alerts.

What was the team composition?

There was never a time where we were unable to talk to the right person. If we needed questions answered regarding tech, we were immediately connected with the lead of tech. If we had feedback regarding UI, we were connected with the head of design. And all other communications were immediately answered by the business team.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

AppIt Ventures did an incredible job helping design and build the Lot Spot mobile application. We have shown it to a few of our current clients, and they could not be happier with the results.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

For the most part, communication was efficient. Communications by email were taken care of within a few hours. There was a time when new tools were introduced halfway through the project, which added some confusion. It would have been better if these tools were introduced prior to the start, but besides that, everything was seamless.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

AppIt Ventures was able to work around our schedule. We had a few contracts closing in September that required the mobile application. Upon discussing this with the AppIt Ventures team during kickoff, they accommodated their schedules and workflow around our needs. They were able to expedite the production of the mobile application on short notice.

Are there any areas for improvement?

The only area of improvement would be scope planning. There were a few instances where something that we believed was an obvious scope item was not added to the app and took some time to sort out. For example, an item on the scope was the ability to register and login with Facebook, but when we received the result of the first mobile app sprint, there was no Facebook registration option. Upon bringing this up with the AppIt Ventures team, they told us that a button on the main registration page was not in the initial scope and adding it would result in additional costs. Perhaps adding more details to the scope would be beneficial to future clients. Besides this, our work with AppIt Ventures was quick and pain-free. I would definitely recommend their services to anyone hoping to build a mobile application.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Always responsive, quick, and available.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They worked with our budget to create a beautiful and functional mobile application that makes us proud.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Mobile App Dev for Healthy Meals Nonprofit

“They were very good with communication and making sure the project was successful.”

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

Having used InVision to create a clickable, non-functioning iOS and Android app demo intended to obtain investments for full development, AppIT Ventures is currently moving on to full development. 

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Denver, Colorado
Douglas Czufin
Founder, Cookinghealthyhelps.org
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

AppIT Venture’s demo has proved useful in fundraising initiatives and obtaining feedback from potential users. The communication is simplified and reliable, while project management remains accommodating throughout. Their timely delivery is also a notable strength.

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 a small nonprofit that deals with cooking education and menu planning for in-need and at-risk individuals and families.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with AppIT Ventures?

We were looking to build a mobile application with a group who could work well with me, provide simple information and steps, and ultimately produce a good end product.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They used InVision to create a clickable, non-functioning app demo. The app is going to be unique in structure and will include recipes and videos. Rather than going through the cost of developing the full app and then changing it as I receive feedback, we decided to do the InVision demo app at a much lower cost. This has allowed us to work through a lot of the issues before showing it to potential clients and investors in order to raise money for full development. The app is for iOS and Android, and also involves building an administrative website for management.

There have been some challenges we’ve faced throughout the process due to the nature of how the app will work and flow. For example, recipes and selection thereof, linking for creating shopping lists, being able to attach things, and popups all need to work in a way that isn’t cumbersome. Originally, the recipes had the nutritional information on them, but AppIT Ventures recommended having an optional pop-up with the same information. There are now pop-ups that are linked to each recipe, as well as video links that contain quick demos for reinforcement.

What is the team composition?

I work with the owner and Brandy [Vice President of U.S. Operations, AppIT Ventures]. She has a team she’s working with, but I’m unsure how many people are on it.

How did you come to work with AppIT Ventures?

I used Clutch to research mobile app developers in the area and interviewed a lot of them. We didn’t want to work with a large company. I needed someone who could help me because I’d never created an app before.

The owner and I met when I went to Denver, and he seemed very clear about the process and associated costs. We also discussed ways in which the cost could fluctuate up or down.

How much have you invested in them?

We will be spending just over $60,000.

The app development is at a set price, which is helpful for me. They’ve stayed true and clear on that, and even though it’s taking a little longer, the price has remained the same. It has helped to develop a very clear budget for me in looking for investors. Everything is well-mapped out and itemized so in the case that I’m not able to get the full amount of money, I can pick and choose what I can afford.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with them in June of 2017, and the engagement is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

I’ve shown it to clients who will be using it and to potential investors. The clickable app allows me to send a link to potential investors to either look at on a computer or phone. I can then call them and walk them through it, and I have a guideline for it which talks about the different components.

At this point, it’s giving me pretty much everything I need for fundraising. I’m also using it to get feedback from people who are either passionate or knowledgeable about this situation so that we can adjust the app going into full development.

How did AppIT Ventures perform from a project management standpoint?

Brandy and my point of contact keep things simple. We’ve met a few times during the development to review and go through the next steps. She’s made sure she has really good notes before we move on. They’ve continued to communicate very well. They’ve met all set deadlines and remained flexible and understanding when I haven’t met my own. We share emails and schedules online for upcoming information and meetings. They’ve also set me up with InVision so that I can stay updated on progress.

What did you find most impressive about them?

The communication and clear understanding of the process for a project my size, considering the amount of attention I need to complete it effectively, is great. I was anticipating people talking in different languages and not being able to obtain that focus, but they’ve been very good with communication and making sure the project is successful.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I don’t have any suggestions for improvement.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They’ve done everything they said they would.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    The cost is very good compared to what I initially anticipated.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I’m mentioning them in information I’m sending out to people who are keeping track of my project.

Case Management App Development for Non-Profit

“Their grant allowed us to kick-start this project—without their support, we would not be where we are today.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Jan. 2016 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

AppIt Ventures designed and developed a web-based application to help a non-profit organization optimize its resources and compile service data. They also provided grants for the project.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Denver, Colorado
Sheila Mahony
Director of Strategy & Evaluation, Florence Crittenton Services of Colorado
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Although the app had just been completed, it increased staff effectiveness and showed great potential for future use. AppIt Ventures impressed with their adaptable management, exceptional customer service, and passion for serving the local community. Their enthusiasm added value to the project.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am the director of strategy and evaluation at Florence Crittenton Services, a non-profit organization in Denver. Our mission is to educate and empower teen mothers and their children.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with AppIt Ventures?

We needed to compile all the intake and service data that we collect for the teen moms and children that we’ve served. We wanted to put all that information in one place so that everyone can have access to it.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

AppIt helped us develop a web-based application that utilized our resources with maximum efficiency and effectiveness.

How did you come to work with AppIt Ventures?

AppIt originally gave us a community grant for in-kind work. Beyond that, we’ve invested quite a large sum of money to the project.

How much have you invested in them?

So far, we’ve spent around $40,000 on AppIt’s services. They understand our needs and limitations as a non-profit organization.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with them in January 2016. It is an ongoing project. We are currently working on the second phase.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We’ve just started using the app. It is still early in the process, but we are very excited about the results. AppIt’s work has increased our efficiency and ability to track services and outcomes for the moms that we serve.

In addition to the high-quality work they provided for us, AppIt should be commended for their commitment to giving back to the Denver community. We are fortunate to be the recipients of their first-ever grant opportunity. Their grant allowed us to kick-start this project—without their support, we would not be where we are today.

How did AppIt Ventures perform from a project management standpoint?

They are great. We communicate through email and telephone. We also have in-person meetings. We are pleased with our communication, and they meet all of our deadlines.

What did you find most impressive about them?

We are impressed by their dedication to quality customer service. AppIt’s responsiveness, flexibility, and collaborative approach all led to an excellent product. We would be pleased to recommend AppIt to other organizations interested in their services and tell them about our experience.

We really appreciate their great enthusiasm for our mission. They encourage us to dream big and make a difference in these young moms’ lives through technology. They really want to support us as a non-profit. They come to our events, which speaks to their commitment to be a good community member as well as a business.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Not that I can think of. I think they are really good.

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

Web Dev for Social Media Monetization Platform

"Our clients are very happy with AppIt Ventures' work, as are our clients' own customers."

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

AppIt Ventures led the development of the social media monetization platform for influencers using technologies such as Magento and WordPress.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Denver, Colorado
Jim Kauffman
CEO, Rackfest
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The company and its clients were very pleased with AppIt Ventures' work. The assigned team performed excellently from a project management standpoint. They were very responsive to the project’s needs.

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 provide a web and mobile platform which allows celebrities to monetize their social media followings by selling autographed products.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with AppIt Ventures?

Our goal was to develop an e-commerce platform which could provide celebrities with the ability to build out their own boutiques on individual pages of our site.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

AppIt Ventures led the development of our platform. The technologies used were Magento and WordPress.

How did you come to work with AppIt Ventures?

I had done work with AppIt Ventures in the past, not as a client, but by referring other people to them.

How much have you invested with AppIt Ventures?

The cost of AppIt Ventures' work was between $50,000 and $100,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

The collaboration is ongoing, and it was started in early 2016.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We and our clients are very happy with AppIt Ventures' work, as are our clients' own customers.

How did AppIt Ventures perform from a project management standpoint?

AppIt Ventures performed excellently in this regard. We used Teamwork.com for tracking our work.

What did you find most impressive about AppIt Ventures?

I found AppIt Ventures' team to be very responsive to our needs.

Are there any areas AppIt Ventures could improve?

Nothing comes to mind.

What tips or recommendations could you share that might increase the likelihood of success with AppIt Ventures?

I just recommend that clients use AppIt Ventures.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    AppIt Ventures met all our deliverables in a timely way.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer