Bringing to life your digital vision

Applaudo Studios provides full Software Development services for Top Tier Customers in the United States, the Americas, and Europe. Our team of iOS, Android and Web Developers have created some of the most amazing products in the mobile and web world.

We take care of projects from the Inc500, Fortune500 and some of the most amazing Startups around; Applaudo Studios can also support staff augmentation, temporary resource staffing needs for your company.

From our offices in Austin, New York, and DC and our development centers located in the heart of Paradise in Central America we will have you covered for anything Mobile and Web.

 
$10,000+
 
$50 - $99 / hr
 
50 - 249
 Founded
2012
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Austin, TX
headquarters
other locations
  • Colonia San Benito
    San Salvador
    El Salvador
  • Guadalajara
    Mexico

Portfolio

Key clients: 

Our customer list includes large Fortune500 Mobile Apps, world leading consumer brands, and some of the largest Software Developers in the United States; the projects that Applaudo Studios has worked on add up to tens of millions of downloads on iOS and Android.

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GOODWIN CUSTOM HOMES

Goodwin Custom Homes is a Construction & Real Estate company in Charlotte, North Carolina.
 

We spent a lot of time talking to the owners and their passion for quality and innovative materials was evident. We decided to develop a new, refreshed graphic system that complemented their brand and conveyed the qualities found on their work. Then, we designed a brand new website with big galleries and case studies

with full-sized images to allow the details to come up. In the end, Goodwin Custom Homes became a website that reflected the passion and care that is put into each one of their homes.
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BENCHMARK

Benchmark is a fully automated, all-in-one solution that provides a comprehensive, holistic approach to managing, developing and growing policy departments and officers.

Agile in its core. Applaudo manages the software development cycle using agile methodologies adapting to client needs during production.

Transparent by design. Our process provides granular visibility all the

way from the code level to the management of the product roadmap and the people behind them.

Larger than just code. We work along side University of Chicago Scientists to leverage their research and turn it into a holistic product.

Integrations:

Google Analytics - Sentry - Sendgrid

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NBC

Applaudo's partnership with Phunware Inc helped us become part of the team that developed NBC's app for Android. The app features a user experience focused around giving visibility to programming on-the-go, across any device, with in-app experiences ranging from episode previews to special content and live streaming services.  

Integrations:

Adobe Primetime - ExoPlayer - Retrofit - AppsFlyer

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CBS

Applaudo worked along with CBS and Phunware Inc on a Streaming platform for CBS, specifically for Apple TV. The app allows CBS subscribers access CBS live TV channels and watch online series through their AppleTV devices, provide location based content and generate analytics to improve the advertising network.

Integrations:

TVML - XML - CBS API - LiveTV Streaming - Analytics or Google Analytics

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THE CW

A new challenge came along to Applaudo: Design, develop and scale two streaming apps for Android and iOS for The CW Network where users can watch their favorite shows for free, no subscription or login required and implementing streaming-specific analytics and advertising tools.

The CW Network is an American English-language broadcast television network that streams the latest shows like Black Lightning, The Flash, Jane

The Virgin, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow Whose line is it anyway?, Everwood and more.

Integrations:

AVFoundation - Core Spotlight - Push Notifications - Associated Domains - BlueKai Analytics - Kochava Analytics - mParticle Analytics - Flurry Analytics - Google Cast SDK - Google Mobile Ads - Google Interactive Media Ads - Crashlytics - Branch - DS Video - Realm

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LAMUSICA

LaMusica is a free digital video, radio, music and entertainment service that offers access to radio stations, video and music for free through their website. Applaudo addressed scalability issues given its exponential growth of users by developing a mobile platform for Android and iOS that features curated playlists, live radio streaming, automated playlists based on genre or artists, audio and banner ads and short

videos. Integrations:

Open Source Aura Framework - 7 Digital - ExoPlayer - JWPlayer - Senzari - Retrofit - OkHttp - Glide - Calligraphy - LeakCanary - Material Dialogs - Google Gson - ComScore - ID Matching API

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FOX NOW

FOX NOW is a VOD and streaming platform that provides access to free and premium content from several local and national channels. Applaudo designed, developed, launched and scale the FOX NOW app for Android, iOS and tvOS. Several Analytics libraries were implemented like Heartbeat, Segment, Adobe Analytics and Localytics. TrueX was also implemented to deliver

advertisement.

 

Integrations:

Alamofire - Google Cast SDK - Optimizely - Segment Analytics - AppsFlyer

Reviews

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Web App UX/UI Design for Miami Heat

"They’ve essentially become an extended arm of our development team that can adjust to meet our needs."

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

Applaudo Studios redesigned the menu and member interface of a mobile app. The team is currently working on an invoicing tool for an internal CRM. They use .NET and Angular for both mobile and CRM development.

The Reviewer
 
500 - 1000 Employees
 
Miami, Florida
Dennis Garayalde
Product Manager, Miami Heat
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Users are delighted by the app’s enhanced UX, and the new CRM tool has made the sales process more efficient. Flexible and accommodating, the team from Applaudo Studios has modified their workflow to meet specific and fluctuating requirements. Their proactive approach makes them a valuable partner.

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 for the Miami Heat.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Applaudo Studios?

We hired Applaudo to help us with UI/UX design. We have our own product team but don’t have any in-house designers.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We’ve been working with Applaudo on a number of projects ranging from design to development. So far, they've designed the menu on our app and have revamped its member interface. The team is currently designing and developing an invoicing tool for our internal CRM. They use the .NET framework for backend development and Angular for frontend development.

What is the team composition?

We have a project manager, a QA engineer, and four developers working with us.

How did you come to work with Applaudo Studios?

I worked with Applaudo when I was with a previous employer. During that project, they were working as an extension of the internal design and development team. Their pricing was fair, and they delivered everything on time and within the budget. I gave them a call because I thought they would be a good fit for this new endeavor.

How much have you invested in them?

We’ve spent around $100,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We began working with them in June 2018, and the work is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Their designs are great, and the updates that they’ve made to our app have been really popular with users. The UX for our member view is now much more fluid. Additionally, the invoicing tool that they created has helped us resolve major pain points in our sales process. We’re planning to have Applaudo build additional features for our mobile app on top of what they’ve already designed.

How did Applaudo Studios perform from a project management standpoint?

They’ve adapted to using Slack and Basecamp, our preferred project management tools. We appreciate their tendency to overcommunicate, and they always keep us up to date. Whenever there are issues or changes, Applaudo is quick to pivot and make up any lost time.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Flexibility is one of their key strengths. They’re also very proactive. Applaudo lets us know about problems well in advance and keeps our stakeholders informed about important progress updates. They’ve essentially become an extended arm of our development team that can adjust to meet our needs.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Like any project, there have been situations where we’ve seen discrepancies between what we received and what we expected. For example, when we first started working with Applaudo on our mobile app, they sent us an initial set of designs that didn’t fully meet our requirements. After a few follow-up conversations, we were able to clarify our needs, and they delivered better designs.

We plan to spend more time planning and defining our specifications for future projects. Overall though, these gaps have been very minor.

5.0
Overall Score Some of our requirements were very sophisticated, and Applaudo was still able to deliver very close our deadlines.
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Their communication skills are excellent. We’ve had to push one of our deadlines, but it was a small change.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Their pricing is fair given the quality of their work.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They’ve been very flexible and have delivered complex requirements.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I’ve already recommended them to several colleagues.

Web Development for Human Resources Firm

"Applaudo Studios successfully communicated our brand and offerings while connecting with our audience."

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

Applaudo Studios built an informational website.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Lansing, Michigan
Brian Williamson
Founder, P2 Development
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The team went above and beyond to understand and communicate the vision. The site earned praise for its content and practicality. Applaudo Studios was collaborative, efficient, and communicative throughout the 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 founded P2 Development.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Applaudo Studios?

We hired Applaudo Studios to develop an informational website that would communicate our value and business solutions systems.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

The team developed the informational website.

What is the team composition?

We worked with a rotating team of four people.

How did you come to work with Applaudo Studios?

We had done consulting work with Applaudo Studios. The engagement showed that the team could bring clients’ digital vision to life. They had the capacity to achieve our goals for the website quickly.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent $12,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked together from November–December 2018.

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 Event Planning Marketplace

"Applaudo Studio's work is efficient, methodical, and flexible."

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

Applaudo Studio developed an app for Android and iOS that serves event planners. It is targeted toward suppliers and other event services.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Mexico City, Mexico
Founder, Sharefest
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The test version of the application looks high-quality and professional. Applaudo Studio is full of understanding and responsive developers. Their informative and transparent project management approach spurred 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 of an event planning application.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Applaudo Studio?

I’ve been trying to have this app developed for a year. I’ve worked with other developers before but had negative experiences. I decided to try again with Applaudo Studio.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Applaudo Studio developed the event planning app for Android and iOS. The app is specifically for suppliers and other services.

What is the team composition?

I was directly in contact with a project manager. There were a couple of developers on the team, but I didn’t interact with them.

How did you come to work with Applaudo Studio?

Applaudo Studio was recommended to me. After contacting them, their team made a plan and proposal for my project, which I thought was extremely professional.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent around 3 million pesos (approximately $155,580 USD).

What is the status of this engagement?

We began working together in September 2018, and the work is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

I’ve received a test version of the project, and it looks excellent. There are no flaws, and it works efficiently. The app has a few design details I might change, but nothing major. The project looks polished.

How did Applaudo Studio perform from a project management standpoint?

Their development team worked in sprints. The project manager was frequently in touch, informing me every step of the way in a detailed manner. They used Basecamp and Jira where I could keep track of their progress.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Working with Applaudo Studio is fantastic. Applaudo Studio's work is efficient, methodical, and flexible. I’m happy with the results so far.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I can’t say anything negative about Applaudo Studio.

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

Multiple Developments for Management Consulting Firm

"Their methodology, business model, and past experience met our needs."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
2016 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Applaudo Studios has served as a third-party development partner for numerous projects. In two engagements, the team created a strategic plan and developed alternative approaches to digital factory management.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Santiago, Chile
Former Partner, Management Consulting Firm
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The team’s efficient executions, knowledge-base, and cutting-edge approach made them a valuable partner. Applaudo Studios provided exceptional service in a professional and personable manner.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

During the project, I was a partner at a consulting firm in Chile. I now work at a firm in Panama.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Applaudo Studios?

We collaborated with them on several development projects for third parties.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

For one project, they helped our client, a bank, explore alternatives for managing their digital factory. In another engagement, the team developed an airline’s strategic plan.

What is the team composition?

We interacted with about six people.

How did you come to work with Applaudo Studios?

The team had previous experience with consulting firms, so they were familiar with our vocabulary and approach. Applaudo Studios’ work also stood out as highly professional.

How much have you invested in them?

We’ve spent around $500,000 thus far.

What is the status of this engagement?

The partnership started in 2016 and is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Applaudo Studios provided an invaluable skill set for technological and digital innovation; their expertise was helpful for both clients. They efficiently translated business language into technology solutions. The team’s size and presence in the US spoke to their cutting-edge resources.

How did Applaudo Studios perform from a project management standpoint?

Their methodology, business model, and past experience met our needs. The team was highly professional. We used Asana to manage the project.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Applaudo Studios valued our clients—they fostered a rapport immediately— and always went the extra miles to fulfill their exact specifications.

Are there any areas they could improve?

They specialize in mobile apps but could also diversify to consulting or other segments.

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

Mobile App Dev for Financial Services Company

 "Applaudo Studios has added great value for our business."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Applaudo Studios is developing a mobile app for iOS and Android. It disseminates financial planning resources for individuals, families, companies, and schools at a larger scale than manually possible.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
San Salvador, El Salvador
CEO, Financial Services Firm
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Having completed the first phase of development, Applaudo Studios created an initial version of an app that already offers access to regional and large-scale companies with 5,000–7,000 employees. Having accomplished the main objective, the team continues to improve the product.

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 CEO at Fisherman Wealth Management. I founded this company years ago to help individuals and families to reach their financial goals through personal financial planning. We also provide tools for family companies to accomplish their business objectives and instate a correct asset structure. Lastly, we provide financial consulting services for universities and colleges.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Applaudo Studios?

One of our main goals was finding a way to reach more users. Many of our solutions used repetitive methods that we had to manually execute one at a time. We hired Applaudo Studios with the intent to develop an app that could scale up our ability to provide services.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Applaudo Studios is developing our mobile app for iOS and Android. Initially, they provided consulting services. They taught us how to plan the development process according to our needs and expectations. As a financial planning tool, it helps us teach our clients new processes before we even meet them in person. To make our resources easily accessible, it also digitally disseminates financial educational content.

Our app’s critical function is to automate processes we’d been conducting manually. For example, some of the companies we service have a staff of 4,000. The product we’re creating generates ad hoc solutions to reach each one individually. After it gathers information on their behavior, it diagnosis a company or an individual’s financial situation as a whole. Taking that context into consideration, it provides topical advice and suggests the best products for them to use.

What is the team composition?

We worked with a team of around 8-10 people.

How did you come to work with Applaudo Studios?

They knew about our business because we had provided our financial services to their team.  We’d already been looking for a development team to work on this project. 

How much have you invested in them?

We spend $100–$125 per hour on their services. We haven’t finished the app yet, but the first phase should take an estimated 100 hours.

What is the status of this engagement?

We have been working with them for about ten months now. We’re currently on the last phase of this development.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We’ve already reached our primary goal. At this stage, the app already provides access to a volume of clients it had been physically impossible for us to reach before. One of the essential results Applaudo Studios helped us achieve is being able to work with companies with 5,000-7,000 employees as well as regional clients. Their guidance provided quite helpful. We’re confident the final product they produce will meet our expectations and include all the functionalities we requested.

How did Applaudo Studios perform from a project management standpoint?

Right when we started this project, we created a Basecamp account and gave everyone involved in the project access. This tool lets us check on development progress and give Applaudo Studios feedback on their work. It’s been a very dynamic process.

We regularly ask questions and provide them with advice. They’ve kept us up-to-date throughout each phase of the project. Rather than a client-developer relationship, it feels like we’re a team in which everyone collaborates. Applaudo Studios has excellent added value for our business.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Our app is quite complicated, and we were impressed drive to get involved in the process. Applaudo Studios keenly grasped our complex product's overarching goal. They really did their homework. We needed it to function not just as a budget tool, but also like a personal accountant to manages our users' bank accounts, insurance, income, and expenses. A couple of their developers even used our services firsthand, which helped them understand how best to go about the build.  

Are there any areas they could improve?

We understand that having too many clients as a growing company can be problematic. As they expanded, we sometimes felt like their availability became restricted. Lately, though, they’ve been getting back on track and working at a faster rate.

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

Web App Dev for Operations Solutions Company

"Their ability to work with me and adjust to our situation on the fly was very impressive." 

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Applaudo Studio is helping to develop a custom web application for both office and field use. They use Python.Net and Angular and are handling QA.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Information technology
CEO, Development Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The web app has received positive feedback from the end-client. Applaudo Studios’ effective use of the scrum methodology and project management tools has led to a smooth workflow and easy problem solving. Their flexibility, professionalism, and perseverance have been on constant display.

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 and Founder of a custom development and design agency.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Applaudo Studios?

We needed help to develop a responsive web application.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They used Python for .Net and Angular to develop a responsive web app that would be used for data visualization and terminal optimization. They also implemented a responsive design so employees can use it in the field as well.

What is the team composition?

We have four engineers – including a QA resource – currently working with us.

How did you come to work with Applaudo Studios?

I met both Applaudo Studios’ founders a couple years ago and we talked about how they could help us from a development perspective. We were looking for someone that we could rely on to execute the work as well as someone whom we could put in front of a client and communicate with on a regular basis. Their cost also happened to be very suitable for what we needed.  

What is the status of this engagement?

We’ve been working together since the end of 2017.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The feedback has been really positive, especially the responsive web application that we just deployed. Our end-client was really impressed with the product and thinks it’s going to be a game changer in the field.

How did Applaudo Studios perform from a project management standpoint?

We work through the Agile scrum process and used Jira to manage everything. This fits well with our internal process which also leverages Jira. The cooperation was seamless and they were good about effectively working through issues. We communicated over slack, but we’re hoping to start having face-to-face meetings.

What did you find most impressive about them?

I go into a project with the expectation that the vendor is going to execute, be professional, and get the job done. Applaudo Studios did just that. Their ability to work with me and adjust to our situation on the fly was very impressive. They were able to work through the ways in which the project wasn’t perfect, which I expect a quality service team to be able to do.

Are there any areas they could improve?

There was a little bit of miscommunication at the start of the project – trying to hand information off and kick-start everything. That could probably improve but it wasn’t a deal breaker; it didn’t impact the team negatively. We had a conversation about it and we were able to resolve how to collaborate moving forward.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    There was an initial miscommunication when handing off information to start the project.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Mobile App Dev for Airline Customer Loyalty Program

"They have excellent follow up, great teamwork, and the tools they use provide great support."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Applaudo is providing mobile application development services, working on an iOS and Android platform. They update the programming language and work on the frontend.

The Reviewer
 
200 - 500 Employees
 
San Salvador, El Salvador
Strategy and BD Manager, Airline Customer Loyalty Program
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The ongoing project is running smoothly, with the team following their organized work methodology effectively and efficiently. Their testing processes, as well as the follow up and feedback is good, though they could expand their knowledge of suitable technologies.

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 have a program with different clients to which we provide services, including an airline. We offer loyalty networks to a program of retailer coalitions, where our partners can accumulate miles. I am the business development and strategy manager and I take care of innovation and product development inside our platform and mobile apps.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Applaudo?

We had some troubles with our previous developer. We decided to look for a new company, in order to have better service in terms of development quality and obtain a more trustworthy app.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They're re-coding our current mobile app, mostly updating the programming language for both Android and iOS, They updates haven’t been launched yet, but they will in the coming months. We're also working on a project to change the app's frontend and do some updates to our website.

What is the team composition?

How did you come to work with Applaudo?

We'd known of them and some of their employees for years, as they are based in the same area as us. For this project, we launched an RFP process, in which they and a variety of companies participated.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started in April of this year and the aim is to have the app ready to launch by mid-July.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

They're very solidly organized in their work with a clear work methodology. The roles of the teams are well defined, as are the methods to address any issues. The testing of the app, the feedback, and the follow-up process have been very good.

How did Applaudo perform from a project management standpoint?

It's been great and has helped us to meet every deadline. They used different tools for communications such as Slack, email, and Basecamp. The communication has flowed very well and we never had any delays or inconveniences that affected the development or the project management.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their ability to meet every deadline was impressive. They have excellent follow up, great teamwork, and the tools they use provide great support.

Are there any areas they could improve?

We've been working with them just for a few months and our requirements were very specific, but they maybe could do some research on the most updated technologies on the market. It would allow them to make more suggestions around how to update the apps.

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

Game Redesign for Concussion App Company

“Applaudo Studios’ strength lies in their competency. They’re qualified experts with a great track record.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Apr. 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Applaudo Studios built a mobile app that allowed users to test for concussions. This involved revamping the app's design while also refining the performance and security. They’re currently working on a website.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
San Francisco, California
Lead Designer, Concussion App
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

As expected, Applaudo Studios’ code received outstanding internal praise for its quality. The team’s technical expertise, overlapping time zone, and past experiences have made them a strong fit for the collaboration. They’re process-driven and deliver outcomes reliably.

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 lead designer for a concussion app startup. Our mobile helps athletes screen for signs of concussions through a series of game-like tests. These tests measure brain functions that are affected by concussions, delivering the results in real time. I’m responsible for overseeing the user experience portion of the design, but I also help out in other areas.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Applaudo Studios?

When we first approached Applaudo Studios, we wanted to redesign our game. We had two major objectives: we wanted to update our app’s technology to enhance its security and performance, and we wanted to refine the entire end-user experience. There were plenty of little details that we needed to address. As a result, we wanted resources who had experience in both game development as well as technical security and other areas.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Applaudo Studios worked in parallel with our in-house development team to implement our updates. Together, we built the app in Ionic 1 and updated its look and feel. This involved a visual overhaul, animation updates, and general attention to the end-user experience.

After completing the initial project, they’ve continued to support us, working on other features and helping us expand our business. They’re currently working on improving our website as well as doing backend work for different APIs.

What is the team composition?

As far as I know, their team consists of three dedicated developers and two project managers.

How did you come to work with Applaudo Studios?

While looking at various companies to outsource our work, we considered several factors such as time differences, expertise, and price. To facilitate development between our in-house team and overseas partner, we wanted an agency that shared a similar time zone. We also considered the vendor’s expertise, noting any completed projects that were similar to our own. Finally, we looked at the value between their experience and costs. Applaudo Studios satisfied all of our criteria, demonstrating high-level engineering skills at a reasonable price.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent around $45,000 thus far.

What is the status of this engagement?

Their work began in April 2017 and is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Internally, we feel that they’ve done an excellent job following through with the project. The quality of their code is excellent, and we appreciate how process-driven they are. As such, we can really count on them to understand the expectations and deliver on time.

How did Applaudo Studios perform from a project management standpoint?

We use several tools to manage the project. Our primary project tool is Basecamp, which allows us to share our creative documents and visuals. In terms of deadlines, if there are changes to the project scope, then we would also have to adjust the time frame. However, their team has had no problems meeting those deadlines.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Reiterating what I’ve said before, it’s important to us that they work within a similar time zone. Because we have in-house developers, having overlapping schedules is crucial to organizing the process and expanding our development team.

Furthermore, Applaudo Studios’ strength lies in their competency. They’re qualified experts with a great track record. From my past experience, I know that outsourcing can be risky because, when we hire a company, we have to retrain them at our expense. Therefore, it’s paramount to find engineers who can work fast and have relevant experience.

Are there any areas they could improve?

The only improvement I can think of relates to their office space. At the time, they had a limited working space with few conference rooms. I thought that it might benefit them to find larger facilities. However, they’re planning to change offices soon, so they’ve already addressed those issues themselves.

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
    I’m very willing to recommend them.

Multiple Mobile Developments for Mobile Platform Development Agency

“We’re lucky to have found them and to continue to work with them.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$1,000,000 - $9,999,999
 
2015 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Applaudo offers staff augmentation to a mobile product and services company for native development on iOS and Android platforms and mobile products. They also do QA, web development, backend, and server work.

The Reviewer
 
11- 50 Employees
 
Austin, Texas
Jeff Dickey
VP, Operations and Fulfillment, Phunware, Inc.
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Applaudo’s collaboration supports company growth and success, which results in continuing work for them too. The team delivers high-quality deliverables and strong commitment to their work, building trust in their abilities and expansion to deeper work. They are experts in native mobile 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 the VP of operations and fulfillment at Phunware, Inc. We’re a mobile product and services company that covers everything from bespoke development to mobile products to advertising to cryptocurrency to big data.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Applaudo Studios?

We needed help with multiple native iOS and Android mobile apps.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Our initial work and the bulk of our work with Applaudo Studios is native development on iOS and Android platforms. They’ve helped us on many projects involving Fortune 5000 or Fortune 500 companies at an enterprise level.

Our initial relationship with Applaudo Studios began as a capacity supplement for our development team. Working with them allowed us to have quality developers for 4–8 weeks when we didn’t have visibility on the need to do a new hire at the end of that project.

They have since become one of the primary providers for some of our services work with enterprise-level customers in native mobile development as well as working with our product team for developing some of our mobile products.

It’s primarily staff augmentation, but we’ve executed projects where all of the developers have come from Applaud Studios. They’ve also supplemented our QA team and provided assistance with web development and backend or server work.

How did you come to work with Applaudo Studios?

We built trust through our initial engagements. The quality and dedication to the work that their team brought gave us the confidence to expand the scale and types of projects that they would be involved in.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent over $2 million.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in 2015 and the work is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The quality of their deliverables and the collaboration has always been first rate. We wouldn’t have continued to work with them this long if it wasn’t. It’s resulted in our company continuing to grow and be successful. We haven’t encountered a bad developer with them. If members of their team were willing and able to move to the U.S., we would hire them as full-time employees.

How did Applaudo Studios perform from a project management standpoint?

Their project management keeps things on track. We often have shifting requirements. The smoothness of our relationship with them is a testament to the project management that they have going on behind the scenes as part of their internal processes.

They work in the same time zone, which allows our development and program managers to maintain a much more regular sprint schedule and a collaborative environment. It’s a big deal that the developers from Applaudo Studios and our team are all engaged and awake at the same times. They communicate easily through Slack, emails, and phone calls. They’re very fluent in English; there are no language barriers to team communication and collaboration. They behave as part of the team much more than as hired help.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They behave like a partner and not like hired help. They have always been a great collaborative addition to our business. We have a lot of confidence and trust in them. They’ve always been very flexible to work with us in accommodating changes. They add and subtract bandwidth as the project calls for it.

Also, they’re fully versed experts in native development for iOS and Android. They can handle just about anything in either of those ecosystems from a mobile standpoint.

5.0
Overall Score They’re terrific. We’re lucky to have found them and to continue to work with them.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    We have no hesitation to refer customers their way.

Branding & Design for Healthcare Manufacturer

“They were trustworthy and direct communicators.”

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

Applaudo conceptualized the visual identity of a new product line. They designed the fonts, color palette, and other branding materials.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Lafayette, Colorado
CEO, Medical Manufacturer
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Applaudo’s high-caliber output and honesty inspired confidence. The team was collaborative, organized, and responsive.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m the CEO of a company that manufactures and distributes brand-name products to retail stores in a regulated industry.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Applaudo Studios?

We needed help with the branding of a new product line.

What were your goals for this project?

Our goal was to finalize a brand concept, create a style guide, and produce deliverables.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

They were a referral from a trusted source.

Describe the scope of their work in detail.

Applaudo did everything, including the colors, font, label, and packaging details. We had an introductory meeting to discuss the brand concept, required deliverables, and stylistic preferences. Their designers would email files for review, which we would then revise as necessary. We soon reached a final draft of all deliverables and completed the project. The designs are now in production.

What was the team composition?

I worked with one representative who handled designer communication and document control.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The project was a huge success, making us feel very confident about the future of our new brand. We were very happy with the work provided.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

We did not need a project management tool, as Applaudo’s representative communicated effectively and in a timely fashion.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

They were trustworthy and direct communicators.

Are there any areas for improvement?

Instead of emailing files back and forth, an automated review service would help with larger projects.

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