Creating innovative products for professionals.

Our mission is to collaborate with organizations to create innovative products that help professionals work better. 

Atmosphere integrates your content with our proven technology, creating an individualized experience for your audience. We combined over a decade of mobile development experience and designed a powerful mobile framework. Atmosphere's proven framework allows us to quickly build mobile apps on top of a reliable, well-tested code base. 

You can rest assured our team of mobile experts will design, develop, and maintain your mobile app - we will bring your app to market on time and within budget.

 
$25,000+
 
$100 - $149 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2001
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Gainesville, FL
headquarters
  • 408 W University Ave, suite 411
    Gainesville, FL 32601
    United States
other locations

Portfolio

Key clients: 
  • BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy
  • Florida Museum of Natural History
  • Jones & Bartlett Learning
  • Haymarket Media
  • Konica Minolta
  • Rienzi & Rienzi
  • University of Florida
  • Zimmer Biomet

myFOSSIL - Social Paleontology

Florida Museum of Natural History, College of Education, University of Florida

RxCommunicator - BioPlus's Pharmacy Prescription Tracker

ShortHaul - Mobile Tracking for Construction

Zimmer Biomet

Clinical Advisor

Tarascon Pharmacopoeia

Davis Drug Guide For Nurses

MPR - Monthly Prescribing Reference

Geriatrics At Your Fingertips

Tabers Medical Dictionary

Nurse's Drug Handbook

Konica Minolta - KoMpass

Reviews

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Mobile App Dev for Fossil Enthusiasts

“We couldn’t have achieved the same success without Atmosphere Apps’ professional development knowledge.”

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
4.5
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Feb. 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Atmosphere Apps designed and developed an interactive website using BuddyPress and WordPress to connect a disparate user base nationwide. It includes discussion forums, an event calendar, and photo uploads. 

The Reviewer
 
Gainesville, Florida
Bruce MacFadden
Distinguished Professor, University of Florida
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Atmosphere Apps delivered a best-in-class website that adeptly fulfilled every requirement at a high level of quality. The intended target user base is downloading the app on a consistent basis and provides uniformly positive feedback. The team is transparent, communicative, and responsive.

 

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m a distinguished professor at the University of Florida. The National Science Foundation funded my project to build a national network for those interested in fossils and paleontology.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Atmosphere Apps?

We needed to develop a website to connect fossil clubs and their members with other people who are interested in paleontology throughout the entire United States. Our primary challenge was to create a site that could engage a geographically distributed audience.

We had previously built a WordPress website in-house. Since it looked amateur and rudimentary, we needed professional development help to make it highly interactive and easy for people to contribute to. We wanted the site to let users upload pictures of fossils, develop discussion forums, and plan event calendars.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Based on our request for open source technology, Atmosphere Apps designed and developed our website using WordPress and BuddyPress. Currently, they’re working on iOS and Android apps that interface with the platform. They implemented the forum and calendar features we requested.

During our many brainstorming sessions, they listened and took notes. Based on these meetings, they produced materials like wireframes to prepare to develop the website. We’ve used an ongoing, iterative process to improve the site over the past three years.  As we continue to build out the site, we regularly add new functionalities.

At some point, the project will be over, and we might need to tweak the site in-house. Even if Atmosphere Apps stays involved in a maintenance phase, we want the option to make changes and updates without requiring proprietary coding.

What is the team composition? 

We primarily interact with Eric (CEO, Atmosphere Apps). Over the past year and a half, we’ve also worked with a project manager. They have additional resources in their offices in Gainesville, MD and an entire facility in Poland. 

How did you come to work with Atmosphere Apps?

We reached out to Atmosphere Apps because they’re a local company and they came recommended by our colleague.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent about $100,000-$150,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We’ve been working together since February 2018.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The main success of our website project was having over 1,000 participants. We couldn’t have achieved the same success without Atmosphere Apps’ professional knowledge of development.  They have extensive experience in making mobile apps, as well. The system they built is very streamlined and has worked as intended. After starting in February, they had finished a fully functional app by the summer. 

Our apps are currently available for download. We launched to an internal community this summer and went live for the public to discover our product this fall. Every day, our community’s membership increases. 

We’ve conducted ongoing user testing to gather feedback and continuously improve the app. There are always minor change and upgrades to make in subsequent phases. After the initial phase one rollout, we saw a very positive reaction from the community. We were quite pleased with the app’s reception. 

How did Atmosphere Apps perform from a project management standpoint?

We maintain an open line of communication that’s enhanced by periodic meetings. Our process of holding regularly scheduled Skype meetings to go over progress and pending tasks has worked very well. The project manager uses Slack to contact us. We can also send him messages and feedback directly through the website. He logs our comments in a dedicated Trello board. 

What did you find most impressive about them?

Both the CEO and project manager are great communicators. Despite his role, Eric makes us feel like he takes a personal, vested interest in our project. He doesn’t merely delegate everything to the project manager. Instead, he frequently participates in our Skype calls.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No. In the beginning, we didn’t know the most effective way to correspond. By working together, we successfully optimized our mode of communication. I’m happy with the interaction we’ve had with Atmosphere Apps.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Establish a system of communication with periodic updates. Having frequent face-to-face video meetings is the most effective method. They typically schedule a 30-minute check-in once or twice a month. When we need to have a major brainstorming session, we physically meet for several hours to hash out the details.

4.5
Overall Score
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They’re not inexpensive, but we receive great value from the service they provide us.
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 4.5 NPS
    Willing to refer
    If someone were looking for an app developer, I’d recommend Atmosphere Apps.

Native Mobile App for Pharmaceutical Firm

“They’re truly an extension of our team.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
2011 - 2012
Project summary: 

Atmosphere Apps created a digital pharmaceutical resource for a MedEd company. The app includes images, reference guides, and product information and was originally developed for iOS, Android, and BlackBerry.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Paramus, New Jersey
Jamie Alexander
VP, Client Services, PRI Healthcare Solutions
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Six years after launch, usage holds steady and engagement remains strong. Atmosphere Apps is responsive and suggests creative improvements to the interface. Their innovation bolsters best practices, UX, and the product’s toehold in the marketplace.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

We are the MedEd division of a media conglomerate. We do custom medical education across digital, print, and live platforms. I am V.P. of client services and manage a team across all our different verticals.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Atmosphere Apps?

A long-term client managed a printed drug reference that matches branded products to their generic versions and vice versa. We wanted to build an app that contained all the same images, dosing, strength, and other information found in the print version.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We provided them with the print version, which was a much flatter representation of what we hoped to build. They worked with us to create a digital interface that coordinated with the print version, but was more accessible. In addition to images, streams, and other functionality, they’ve also helped us implement notations, include proprietary product information, and create A to Z listings for name brand products and their generic counterparts.

We originally built the app for iOS, Android, and BlackBerry. The BlackBerry version has since phased out, but we still maintain the iOS and Android versions.

What is the team composition?

We’ve had one main point of contact for the full length of our relationship.

How did you come to work with Atmosphere Apps?

They support native applications for our parent company, which is how we first knew about them. We’ve worked with other companies in the past, but this is the most complicated app we’ve worked on and we wanted an experienced firm to help us.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent between $300,000–$500,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

Work began in 2011. We launched the app in 2012 and continued to add features and make changes. It’s still running.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The evidence we track includes downloads and usage. Our client is very happy with user engagement with the app and the number of new downloads. This is an app we don’t heavily promote, but it is frequently utilized by both new and existing users.

How did Atmosphere Apps perform from a project management standpoint?

I love working with them. They’re very responsive and always recommend ways to make the interface better. When it comes to client correspondence and app store requirements, they’re truly an extension of our team. Most of our communication is through phone and email.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Pharma is a challenging marketplace, but they are always looking for ways to apply best practices to apps and to our space in general. I appreciate their innovative and unique ideas to improve usability and UX.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Based on our experience with them, there’s nothing they should improve.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Be open to their ideas. One area they really excel in is their ability to find solutions and creative approaches to challenges. They will find ways to bring your project to life.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Their timeliness and responsiveness help us turn things around quickly and meet deadlines.
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    The app they work on is our most complicated project. The price reflects that, but we get a lot of value for our money.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    We’re always happy with the quality of their work.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    We enjoy working with them and would recommend them to anyone with similar needs to ours.

Android App Dev for 3D Audio Technology Firm

“They provide the right solution to the right level of quality.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
July 2018 – Oct. 2018
Project summary: 

Atmosphere Apps provided Android application development services, working on a complex system that adjusts and handles different levels of audio. They worked on graphics services and technical solutions.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Gainesville, Florida
Yaron Kaufman & Sam Caldwell
Chief Product Officer & VP Engineering, BACCH Labs
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The team has exceeded every expectation, with their retention for several phases of the project speaking to the quality of their team and the deliverables. They integrate well into the in-house team, while always communicating effectively and keeping their promises.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

Yaron Kaufman: We’re a New Jersey-based company building products in the 3D audio market, for different types of solutions, from mobile to computers. Sam is the VP of engineering, and I’m the chief product officer.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Atmosphere Apps?

YK: We needed some resources to help us create a proof-of-concept for a customer, and they had to have development experience that we didn’t have internally at the time.

We approached Atmosphere Apps for the work, and we’ve used them twice. We came back to them because the first one was a success, especially in how we worked and interacted with them. We’re about to call them again because we’re very happy with how they’re operating.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Sam Caldwell: The scope involved several different applications. We ran an Android service that manipulated certain configurations to control our processing routines running in the Android operating system. We defined the requirements, then delivered those to Atmosphere. It was a complex setup: we had to respond to orientation and volume level changes on the device—whether audio was playing or not, and so on.

YK: In terms of the overall look, they went above and beyond what we asked for. They were involved, they gave us ideas, and they were knowledgeable when it came to finding solutions. We’ve also received graphics services from Atmosphere, both for the application we created and as company marketing materials.

What is the team composition?

YK: We worked directly with Eric (CEO, Atmosphere Apps). We also worked with a developer directly under Eric, and that person is someone I’d absolutely hire on my own team. He was assigned to both stages of the project and will be assigned for the third time.

How did you come to work with Atmosphere Apps?

YK: We chose them based on location. Their offices close enough to ours that we can knock on their door and talk to them.

What is the status of this engagement?

YK: We worked with Atmosphere in July–October 2018. The project was divided in two stages, and we’re about to start another one.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

YK: We’re happy with the overall experience, and with the results so far. We were so successful after the first stage, that we moved to the next one, and we’re currently entering the third. I’ve worked in this business for 35 years, and, if I don’t receive the results I’m expecting from one outsourcer, I’ll move on to the next. Choosing Atmosphere for a third time without even looking into others confirms that the success rate with them has been 100%.

SC: Their work is absolutely robust, and the architecture is everything. The project was well executed, and the development was well planned. They performed unit and system testing, which they did a fantastic job on.

How did Atmosphere Apps perform from a project management standpoint?

YK: We managed the project, so it was a matter of them becoming our team, with their resources integrated into it. They were definitely team players and they did exactly what was needed. The small amount of project management required on their side was done very well by Eric.

We were in touch on a daily basis: whenever we needed him, and he was there to help and support, although we have some time and geographical differences. There was never where we had to wait for them. They were available, responsive, and very collaborative. We used Google Hangouts for daily discussions, during which we made sure that we were on track.

SC: We wrote our own Microsoft Project plans, but we didn’t go to that level of sharing with Atmosphere. We just used a Git repository to manage the code, we kept our own lists, and we discussed it daily.

What did you find most impressive about them?

YK: If I choose a company three times, that is a testament to their abilities.

SC: There will be a fourth and fifth time because so far, they’ve delivered exactly what we’ve needed them to. They provide the right solution to the right level of quality, at the right price. I’ve worked with many outsourcers, and I know a few other good ones, but Atmosphere definitely receives an A++ from me.

Are there any areas they could improve?

SC: I can’t think of anything for them to change. We’ve used other companies for other parts of the project and none of them are still working for us. Atmosphere kept their promises and achieved the best result.

Do you have any advice for future clients of theirs?

YK: Clients need to hire Atmosphere and experience their services for themselves. They’re very easy to handle, so there’s no magic trick for me to explain. It was straightforward, with daily communication, but not too much, because it wasn’t needed.

Clients should give the team the right tools, and not block them in any way. If access to a platform is provided in time, then everything will run smoothly.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    YK: There were always daily meetings, and things always happened when we needed them to, even under high pressure and on short notice.
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    YK: They aren’t the cheapest option, but the price/value ratio was good.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Web Dev & App Support for Advertising Agency

"As a result of Atmosphere delivering the site on time, the client has since hired us for two new projects."

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

Atmosphere Apps provides ongoing website development, app support (iOS and Android), and business development proposals.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Gainesville, Florida
Executive Director, PR Agency
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Client feedback has been overwhelmingly positive, leading to more work for Atmosphere Apps. They also bring creative ideas of their own to the table. Their consistent communication, responsiveness, and ability to work within strict parameters justify the investment and make them a valuable partner.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I'm the executive director of a professional advertising and PR agency based at a university in Florida. We have a team of five professionals and about 130 students, and we do work for a variety of clients.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Atmosphere Apps?

We develop websites and apps, and sometimes we need greater technical expertise than we have in-house. So we were looking for more depth in the digital space.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They’ve worked on various websites, both our own site for the agency as well as for some of our clients. They’ve also helped us fine-tune some apps that we developed for both iOS and Android. They follow a stringent process that involves wireframes and making revisions along the way.

What is the team composition?

I usually deal with Eric (CEO, Atmosphere Apps), and then our respective teams work together. Eric is also involved in most project meetings.

How did you come to work with Atmosphere Apps?

Another company introduced us to them a couple of years ago. They have a great reputation, and as soon as I met Eric I could tell he is a quality guy.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent around $50,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in December 2017 and the engagement is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We just completed a project that had a really tough deadline. It was a website for a local construction developer, which needed to be done on a certain date because of a big community event. The Atmosphere team worked overnight several nights to make sure it was done on time. The client was thrilled with the site and we were extremely happy with their work. As a result of Atmosphere delivering the site on time, the client has since hired us for two new projects.

How did Atmosphere Apps perform from a project management standpoint?

Anytime you use an external firm, you worry about their ability to deliver the projects within the specified price range and time frame. It's important that you can rely on your partners to do what they say they're going to do. I've been very pleased with Atmosphere. They're conscientious. They’re good about advising us when a change would throw off the schedule. They communicate well and have excellent client skills. They’re professional in every way.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They've been generous and diligent about participating with us in new business proposals. Those involve a lot of time spent on ideation and you don't always win, which means there's not always a return. They’re always willing to jump into those meetings with us and offer creative ideas.

Any advice for potential customers?

Listen to their ideas and what they have to offer. Atmosphere frequently provides creative solutions that we hadn't previously considered.

5.0
Overall Score No complaints whatsoever; they're an excellent firm.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    When we have an impossible deadline, they do the impossible.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They go above and beyond by helping us build our roster of clients.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They're extremely conscientious and perfectionists.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    Without hesitation, I give them a strong recommendation.

Native Mobile App Dev. for Medical Field Professionals

“They understand our business and the challenges we face, but also the opportunities for our users.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
2016 - 2018
Project summary: 

Atmosphere Apps built native apps for iOS and Android for multiple brands working from provided wireframes or developing new designs.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
New York, New York
Paula Fox
VP, Product Management & Ad Operation, Haymarket
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The apps work well and user feedback has been positive as received both directly from clients and via the App Store. Atmosphere Apps takes a responsive, attentive, and flexible approach, working hard to understand the business challenges and meet deadlines.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the VP for product management and ad operations at Haymarket Media Inc., part of the wider Haymarket Group, an international media company working in specialized markets. We specialize in two key markets in the US—a B2B side and a medical side.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Atmosphere Apps?

We could see that more users were moving towards mobile. We needed someone to produce fantastic apps for us in the native app space. We needed to push out very timely content as well as content that requires a unique display and user interface within mobile.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We work with Atmosphere Apps to produce native apps for both iOS and Android for the medical side of a business. They produced native apps for us across our brands. Our continuing medical education app, for example, provides educational materials for healthcare professionals seeking to earn credits for continuing education. The drug monograph app—another example—allows users to browse for prescribing information for all drugs in the market both off- and online.

We’ve been working with them for a couple of years now. Sometimes we provide them with wireframes and collaborate to improve on them. Other times they propose designs or wireframes to us based on conversations we’ve had about what I’m thinking.

We deliver targeted ads to our users. About a year ago, they proactively proposed ideas for how to embed ads within the apps themselves based on the trends in how people use their phones and read content on them. They overhauled the user interface and produced the wireframes. They worked closely with us to ensure that our ads are viewable in the apps.

What is the team composition?

I work closely with their CEO plus two others, one on the tech side and one on the product side.

How did you come to work with Atmosphere Apps?

Their engagement with us predates me joining the company.

What is the status of this engagement?

We’ve been working together for more than two years now.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We get user reviews on the App Store that are, by and large, very positive. We also get reviews from clients. Both of our apps work really well and we always get positive user feedback.

How did Atmosphere Apps perform from a project management standpoint?

I communicate with the team through Trello. They work closely with our in-house development team. We connect on a weekly basis to make sure that projects are on track. We're often up against tight deadlines. They deal with that in a really professional way, working hard to help us to meet them.

We tend to take more of a waterfall approach, working to define deadlines, but they’re open to different approaches. They’re very collaborative and flexible in terms of allowing us to move in whatever directions we need, taking different approaches and even using internal resources if we so choose.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They understand our business very well, which is really important when you're working with a partner. They understand our business and the challenges we face, but also the opportunities for our users.

Their responsiveness is also great. We particularly get a high level of attention from the CEO.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Have a clear outline of what you want to do that you can bring to the partnership. Atmosphere Apps will work with you to flesh it out. They can probe and ask the right questions to get you to a strong starting point.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They go the extra mile, like working longer hours, to get us what we need in time.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They deliver. We rarely find bugs when we do user acceptance testing.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I already have.

Mobile App Dev. for Roommate Selection Platform

"We had never ventured into the mobile development space before and they were very good about adapting as needed."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
June 2014 - Dec. 2017
Project summary: 

Atmosphere Apps provided UX design research and frontend development for a roommate matching mobile app on both Android and iOS. They collaborated with a backend dev team and will provide ongoing support.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Gainesville, Florida
Rob Castellucci
RoomSync, President
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Along with the high quality of the soon-to-be-released end product, Atmosphere’s team’s commitment to quick communication and adaptability helped to streamline the whole process. They were able to stay within budget and they wisely challenged suggestions that they believed to be ill advised.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am the president and co-founder of RoomSync, which provides roommate matching software for colleges, universities, and apartment communities

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Atmosphere Apps?

We had a very minimal mobile presence and wanted to transition into that space. Since we did not have the relevant development capabilities internally, we needed a frontend mobile dev team to create both an Android and iOS app for us.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Prior to the start of the official development stage, Atmosphere Apps provided us with UX research and design, including detailed information and sketches of their proposal. There was a certain amount of back and forth during the discovery phase, but most of the design of the app was on their end. Our team built the APIs and the backend, while they were in charge of the frontend and making sure the app we built was useful and functional.

What is the team composition?

Our collaboration included two project managers, and I believe that their team included four or five developers, although there may have been others.

How did you come to work with Atmosphere Apps?

A trusted friend referred me to them. Although we could have taken their initial research and design piece to another shop, we were impressed with their work such that we decided to engage them to do the development as well the discovery.

What is the status of this engagement?

We began working with them in Jun 2014, and although the app itself is scheduled to launch in December 2017, we have an ongoing relationship with them.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

At the time of this review, we are getting ready to do a soft launch. I have been selling the app for the past couple of years, with wide demos on screen shares. Although we have no concrete metrics as of yet, the feedback has been overwhelmingly positive.

How did Atmosphere Apps perform from a project management standpoint?

Their communication is great. We have had one point of contact, and he has been great at managing his developers and keeping us informed. We work a lot in Slack, and they were very flexible about coming into our spot channel, which increased productivity for everyone by giving them the ability to work within our established communications methods. We also used a good project tracking tool. They were very responsive throughout the process, which was particularly impressive considering that they have people working in both the U.S. and in Europe. Without fail, I had answers to my emails and questions within a day, no matter what time it would have been for them locally.

What did you find most impressive about them?

One thing that they did particularly well was dealing with unknowns. We had never ventured into the mobile development space before and they were very good about adapting as needed to accommodate for our lack of experience. They were able to understand that sometimes our expectations would need to change as the work progressed, and they worked alongside us to modify the documentation and ensure that the API continued to work with those changes. Their flexibility was a great strength.

Are there any areas they could improve?

The only thing that I can think of is that not everyone on their team is a native English speaker. We got used to it over time, but at the outset it required a little adjustment on our part and resulted in a couple of minor misunderstandings.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Go through a proper discovery process and UX research phase in order to understand the problem and solution space into which you are entering. In our case, we were not initially interested in having Atmosphere Apps do additional discovery work because we thought we knew what we wanted. However, their expertise and work on the UX proposal brought forth a number of things that would never have occurred to us on our own, so it ended up being incredibly important that we listened to their advice. Listening to them ultimately likely saved us a lot of time and resources.

5.0
Overall Score It has been a great experience.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They have been flexible with scheduling and everything we asked of them.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They hit on the budget that we needed.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Everyone loves the end product.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I would refer them.

Hospital Mobile App for PICU Practices

“Everything I asked for, they found a way to make it happen.”

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

Atmosphere developed an educational resource app for pediatric residents, fellows, and trainees at a University hospital. Available on both iOS and Android, the app is optimized for use on phones and tablets.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Gainesville, Florida
Charlene Leonard
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, University of Florida Pediatric Critical Care
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The app has 2000 users in its first 4 months. It's received universally positive feedback for design, functionality, and its positive impact on patient care in the children's hospital.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

My name is Charlene Leonard. I'm a nurse practitioner in the pediatric critical care division at University of Florida’s College of Medicine.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Atmosphere Apps?

To create an educational resource app for the pediatric department’s rotating residents, fellows, and trainees. Must be functional on iOS and Android, and user-friendly on both phones and tablets.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

I initially spoke with Eric Poirier [CEO, Atmosphere Apps] by phone to pitch the idea. A second call was held with a larger group from the team to discuss additional details about functionality. We agreed on a price and signed a contract.

They created the look and feel of the app, and converted existing content from an iBook. Post launch, the team made any necessary adjustments.

What is the team dynamic?

I primarily worked with Eric and Max Jones [Project Manager, Atmosphere Apps].

How did you come to work with Atmosphere Apps?

Several other developers weren't able to fulfill the vision for the app. Online research revealed that Atmosphere creates similar handbook-style apps. I liked their work so I contacted them to see if they would be interested in the project.

I simultaneously requested a bid from the University’s in-house app development team. While they would be able to deliver the functionality of the app, the timeframe was twice as long and the costs were twice as expensive as Atmosphere.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent about $30,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

The project began around January 2017 and is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The app launched in July of 2017 and has 2000 current users; 1500 on iOS and 500 on Android.

The feedback has been very positive about the appearance and function of the app. Results from a post-use survey revealed several residents believe that using the app led to improved patient care in the children's hospital.

How did Atmosphere Apps perform from a project management standpoint?

They were very consistent with all of their deadlines, and the process was very transparent. We communicate via email and phone calls.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They never say no, which is quite impressive. They’re receptive to anything I proposed, with the flexibility to make changes even after launch.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Come to the table with a strong project concept, and let the team guide you on how the app should look and function.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They gave plenty of advance notice if anything changed about the timeline.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They were half the cost of the competitor.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    The app has been live for 4 months with no technical difficulties.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I have already recommended them.

Construction Mobile App Solution

“They were very flexible in handling my idea, and believed in it as much as I did.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Sept. 2016 - Mar. 2017
Project summary: 

Atmosphere built a workflow solution in the form of an iOS, Android, and Microsoft app which provides real-time tracking of ticketing and dispatch services. They’re now helping refine and reach target markets.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Gainesville, Florida
Founder, Construction Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

They developed an efficient, accurate system that users can rely on, and every company that’s tested it has been thoroughly impressed. Atmosphere’s team is responsive and insightful, and always yielded a proactive and analytical approach. Promptitude and communication are also prominent strengths.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the director of a commercial construction company. I also independently own another construction company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Atmosphere Apps?

My brain is good at coming up with ideas, but facilitating them is not my strong suit. We wanted to build an application strictly as a new entity separate from my other businesses. The app is for a system that’s never been built or developed before in the construction industry.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Whenever I had the initial idea, I met with them to discuss and verify that is could be accomplished. After that initial meeting, they left their proposal, then returned with a set of wireframes. We went on to build the app for iOS, Android, and Microsoft devices.

The long-haul industry is currently using many apps, like ones for semis that are transporting packages for many different companies. I realized that there was nobody tracking short-haul loads like dump trucks, concrete trucks, etc. The companies that own these vehicles had no way to properly bill or keep records of their trucks and materials they delivered.

Most of these companies’ records determine whether they’ll make a profit or loss in a job, and it all comes down to accuracy. There’s nobody out there right now building anything other than paper tickets, and it’s the driver’s responsibility to make sure they return all of them.

This process was inefficient because tickets would come back completely wrong, or they’d be forgotten, which all requires a huge amount of time on the part of the office staff to backtrack, figure out, facilitate with the quarry, then try to get the actual numbers. The app will eliminate all of this completely.

Paper tickets will still be usable, but they will be retroactive after the load is delivered or picked up. The app provides real-time information to the owners of either the trucks, or the other construction company, so that they can instantaneously look and see how many loads of material have been delivered to each job, provide rerouting, etc. It’s like a ticketing and dispatch service all at the same time.

What is the team dynamic?

I worked with a total of 2 developers and 2 project managers.

How did you come to work with Atmosphere Apps?

I had heard of Atmosphere Apps, and knew they were a local company. I’d heard some really good things about some of the technology they’d already developed based upon other companies along the same lines. I thought they would integrate really well with what I was trying to accomplish with GPS tracking, as well as with a lot of the material handling and solutions.

A lot of their developers also graduated from the local university, and I’d heard good things from local people who had used them for a range of services. I contacted them, and they were more than receptive. They were extremely fast to respond, got in and started developing the app, and really showcased that they could actually facilitate my ideas into something tangible. They lived up to my expectations.

How much have you invested with them?

As of right now, we've spent $40,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

I worked with them from September 2016 to March 2017.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The app is built and ready-to-go, and I could release it right now, but I’m electing not to because my main objective it to make everything simplified. Currently, I have 2–3 different companies testing it so I can acquire quantifiable results that I can associate with the app as far as marketing goes.

All of the companies testing the app have been completely blown away. I’ve been in the construction company for 16 years now, and the same system I hated is still being used by everyone. The technology hasn’t caught up, even though it’s available.

For companies that do a fixed contract on site work, it's important for them to be able to keep up with how accurate their job estimates are. This app gives a backend to how accurate their estimation is, whether they're above or below, and if need to modify their system.

The app will eliminate a lot of arguments between contractors and subcontractors that result from inaccurate or faulty ticketing systems. It would also greatly reduce personnel hours of both subcontractors and site work contractors because they won’t have to go through all the tickets. It’s a monotonous process, and this app provides a more efficient, streamlined way to go about it. Atmosphere delivered a better product than I thought was possible.

How did Atmosphere Apps perform from a project management standpoint?

They were very responsive, and they actually provided much greater insight than I anticipated they would. I know what the materials are and what I’m dealing with, but I had to translate that to someone who has no knowledge about my industry in order to formulate an app. I was very impressed with their ability to look at the process, analyze it, keep things simplified, and provide great suggestions on how to make things better. They were very good in their process.

As far as timelines go, they met every deadline they said they would. We communicated with them through email. Due to them being a local company, we were able to have 3–4 face-to-face meetings as well. They were also very capable of holding these meetings via Skype or WebEx if needed.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They were very flexible in handling my idea, and believed in it as much as I did. There were parts of it that I thought would be great, only to realize that it would be a waste of effort. Their comments were very responsive, and I was very pleased with how they reacted to everything calmly. They also presented a very good package at the end to help with marketing, delivering, and maintaining the package as a whole.

It was more than just delivering an app, because there were many features they were willing to facilitate and help out with. They’re currently helping me refine and reach the target market, and I believe they will do a fantastic job.

Do you have any advice for potential clients of Atmosphere Apps?

Be flexible with the developers and allow them to have a voice. They know their business, and if they suggest anything at all, try and listen to them and approach things with an open mind. A lot of people view their project as personal, so they become very attached to it. Pull the emotion out of it and approach the situation analytically instead. This method will take clients very far with Atmosphere.

5.0
Overall Score I'm very pleased with the final results, professionalism, and responsiveness of Atmosphere as a whole.
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They maintained an on-time schedule for the project and delivered when they said they would.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They delivered a better project and product than I thought was possible.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I highly recommend them to anyone who has an idea but doesn't know how to get it developed.

Digital Website for Pharmaceutical Client

“They’re thorough in everything they do.”

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

Atmosphere Apps developed apps for a healthcare communications company, digitalizing the content for use in a mobile-accessible format. They did all work from the wireframes through to executing the operations.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Montville, NJ
President, Rienzi & Rienzi Communications
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The app and website are easy to use and offer all information in a clear, intuitive manner. Through various iterations, they took on feedback and ensured the app was fit for purpose through detailed research. The team is excellent to work with, which can be seen in the ongoing working relationship. 

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

Rienzi & Rienzi Communications is a healthcare marketing and advertising communications company. I am the president.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Atmosphere Apps?

The first project that we collaborated with Atmosphere Apps (AA) was to have them adapt a medical print reference to a digital format. For the second project, we needed a proprietary physical mail program adapting to a digital format suitable for mobile.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

About 5 years ago, AA developed an iOS, Android, and Blackberry app for a medical print reference guide that we had developed for a pharmaceutical client in 2005. For this project, AA was responsible for all phases of development and deployment.

The second project involved our proprietary print communication program that presents information to physicians.  AA’s task was to create a digital version of this program.  Before we began, AA provided us with a series of questions that dealt with our needs and the expectation of the experience that we wanted physicians to have as they participated in this program. The development process was extremely smooth and thorough in terms of the steps that took us from wireframes to development to execution to deployment.

The big difference in dealing with AA on this second project was the simplicity of the mobile user experience that they created, which was really important.

What is the team dynamic?

We dealt with Eric Poirier [CEO], who was the primary contact that we interfaced with throughout the project.  He was hands-on, always accessible and easy to work with.

How did you come to work with Atmosphere Apps?

They were referred by another company that we do business with.

How much have you invested with them?

The investment in the first project was approximately $100,000 and the second project is close to $30,000.

What is the status of this engagement ?

We started working with AA on the second project in March 2017, and it was completed in May 2017.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The user traffic for the first project increased dramatically over a very short period of time, which we attributed to the fact that the information was available digitally and was easy to use.

Throughout the development of the second project, we had a very good idea of how the program would function. AA was very detailed from the beginning in terms of what specific needs they had to accomplish the project. They asked very intuitive questions related to how the end user would actually access the information and what the goal was. During the creative process, there were a number of iterations that we commented on which led to the development of an app and website that are easy to use and provide all the information in a very simple format.

How did Atmosphere Apps perform from a project management standpoint?

From a project management standpoint, AA was terrific and are a pleasure to work with. They were thorough in everything they do. No question that we asked was off limits and we were never made to feel that we were asking something inappropriate.

We used a combination of email, digital tools and conference calls to communicate. We had weekly follow-up status calls during which we reviewed new work that had been done.

What did you find most impressive about them?

AA has a deep knowledge and understanding of digital media…and they are very easy to work with. We’ve been so pleased with what they’ve done for us that we expanded our working relationship to include a third project.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No. 

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 Digital Equipment Firm

"They’re tremendous. I highly recommend Atmosphere Apps."

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

Atmosphere Apps helped a digital equipment provider in creating a tablet and mobile app to facilitate sales cooperation during a merger. The app featured content, FAQ, and messaging capabilities.

The Reviewer
 
1001-10,000 Employees
 
New York City Metro Area
Tim Kearns
Senior Product Manager, Konica Minolta
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The application has gotten great feedback and staff are excited about the tool. Atmosphere Apps is a great partner. They offer reasonable prices and create flexible platforms that meet all requirements and that are responsive and creative.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization.

Konica Minolta is a global company that offers a lot of things. We sell digital equipment as well as ultrasound and healthcare information technology that includes software to support radiology and other practices in terms of capturing images, storing images and managing patient data, and registration data.

What is your position?

I’m a Senior Product Manager in Healthcare IT, specifically, I’m in the imaging division.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What business challenge were you trying to address with Atmosphere Apps?

We acquired a company called Viztek last year and that’s where we got our healthcare IT platform. One of the reasons for the acquisition was to grow the company. That platform offered an additional sales channel and we wanted a way to leverage synergies with our existing sales channel at the time, which is used to sell radiology equipment to then generate leads for the platform.

It’s the same market but it’s a different sales process and timeframe. We needed to bring two sales teams together to collaborate. We went to Atmosphere Apps to create an app for tablet and phone devices to facilitate that collaboration. We wanted iOS and Android and both phone and tablet form factors.

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their involvement in greater detail.

There are multiple modules but four basic areas within the app. The first are the probing questions. For our sales team members who aren’t experienced selling the equipment, they are provided a whole set of questions to ask the buyer. The next category is the ability to show content like brochures and PowerPoint presentations so our sales reps are able to engage the potential buyer. It’s nice to have it on a smaller device. The third functionality category is the ability to send information. Reps can email the brochure and presentation directly to the people that they just showed it to. The fourth is the ability to share the lead’s contact information with the marketing and sales team so that we can continue to follow up.

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

Our apps cost is in the range of $10,000 to $50,000.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any statistics or metrics from this engagement?

We just launched our app a couple weeks ago at our national sales meeting. At this point, we have one lead. I don’t think that’s a good indicator because it’s possible that leads are generated outside this device. I think that 60% of our representatives downloaded the app and are using it. I’d like to have that be 100%. The feedback has been nothing but positive. That’s from the users and the management team, who are very excited about the possibilities of what this tool will do to help the collaboration with the sales team.

What distinguishes Atmosphere Apps from other providers?

They’re tremendous. I highly recommend Atmosphere Apps. I think that for what we’re getting, the cost certainly seemed reasonable. But more importantly, the platform is very flexible. We had a list of requirements, and then I gave more detailed specs. What was really important was that they were always flexible. Sometimes we had to change directions. Between the technology they use and the skills they have, it was never an issue. They never said “No, we can’t do that.”

Is there anything Atmosphere Apps could have improved or done differently?

I can’t think of anything. They were very responsive. Whether it was by email or phone, and working through the weekend, they were very flexible and accommodating.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    It probably has a lot to do with our specs and requirements changing. No one’s perfect.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Once we had an estimate on the table, they stuck to it.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    They’re tremendous. I highly recommend Atmosphere Apps.