Helping companies build intelligent applications

Azumo is one of the fastest growing software development services companies in the U.S. We focus on building intelligent web, cloud, data and mobile applications for our customers. From chatbots to Alexa skills and Google Home actions and beyond we build applications that power the modern economy.

Azumo was built with an understanding that all companies will ultimately want to build intelligent software to thrive and compete. There are a lot of software development marketplaces and companies. But there are precious few who focus on harnessing the necessary engineering skills across the software stack to build modern, performant solutions; and who attend to the personal needs of the software developer as well as the commercial requirements of the customer.

We focus on helping you affordably build the software solutions you need. We help you solve the technical challenges you face to grow your businesses.  To do this, we’ve developed a creative delivery model. We have built a service model that is flexible and responsive to your needs as the customer yet empathetic to the needs of our developers. Our strategy creates for a more collaborative relationship. You no longer have to worry about where they you find the software talent you need; and since we are based here in the US, we are always a simple phone call away. 

 
$10,000+
 
$25 - $49 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2016
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San Francisco, CA
headquarters
  • 100 Broadway
    San Francisco, CA 94111
    United States
other locations
  • 6800 Weiskopf Avenue
    McKinney, TX 75070
    United States
  • Agrelo 936
    Rosario, S CP S20005OPF
    Argentina

Portfolio

Key clients: 

Twitter. Facebook. NCSoft. Horoscope.com. Discovery Channel. Realogy. Zaplabs. Stovell Research. ScreenScape. Cloudskope. Permian Controls. Chai Vault

Reviews

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Alexa Skill Development for Episcopal Seminary

"Azumo not only understood what we wanted, but they did it for a small fraction of the cost."

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

Azumo developed an Alexa Skill that guides users through prayer.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Alexandria, VA
Lorenzo Lebrija
Director, TryTank/Virginia Theological Seminary
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The working Skill launched on Alexa and has 21 average daily users. Azumo kept the project moving and on the budget by providing critical status updates throughout the engagement. They accepted constructive input well, but also brought creative ideas of their own to the table at a reasonable value.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m the director of TryTank, an experimental lab for church innovation and growth.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Azumo?

We needed to hire an external resource to help us develop an Alexa Skill that leads people through prayer.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted to develop an Alexa Skill that would allow us to test if people would use it as a prayer partner.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

They understood exactly what we wanted to do, and made suggestions to make our idea better.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

Azumo took our idea and made it a reality. All we had to do was provide them feedback on the work they were doing as they moved the project forward.

What was the team composition?

We primarily worked with two members of their team—one of which was the project manager—and others from their side as needed.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Their work was incredible. The Skill launched six days ago. Already an average of 21 people a day are praying with Alexa using our Skill. That’s just from friends telling friends. We’ll soon kick off a marketing campaign to further get the word out. 

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

We met live online to get the project going and for regular updates. Azumo always had someone taking notes and making an action list. It worked very well.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

I’d been told that to create this Alexa Skill would cost tens of thousands of dollars, which was way more than we could spend. What’s amazing is that Azumo not only understood what we wanted, but they did it for a small fraction of the cost.

Are there any areas for improvement?

Not really. We like them so much they're already working on our next project.

5.0
Overall Score They're a good company that does strong work.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Even with different time zones, team meetings were scheduled quickly.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    It cost a small fraction of what others were asking.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They exceeded our expectations.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I'd happily recommend them.

Software Development for Managed IT Company

"They're personable, efficient, knowledgeable, and extremely customer-oriented."

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

Azumo has augmented internal staff to complete an existing application. They have modernized code, fixed bugs, and wrapped up development.  

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
McKinney, Texas
CEO, Managed IT Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The stable, flexible application works exactly as promised. Azumo's quick turnarounds and efficient agile methodology free the internal team to grow their business. Their deep technical knowledge and friendly, customer-focused attitude set them apart. 

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I'm the CEO and founder of a company that provides managed IT services and support, cybersecurity consulting, risk management, and digital solutions for small business and enterprises across North America. 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Azumo?

We hired them for software development, platform development,  and staff augmentation. 

What were your goals for this project?

A key project stakeholder recently left at a critical juncture, causing us to seek immediate help. We needed someone with cloud experience and significant web and app app development expertise.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We knew the founder of the company.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

Azumo took over a software modernization project in the midst of a sprint. They quickly addressed development issues, modernized the code, and developed our application.

What was the team composition?

We had one project manager, one architect, and two developers.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Our solution is stable and scalable, and it performs well. Having Azumo as a partner has enabled us to focus on our business and stop worrying about the platform and its underlying code.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

They run two-week agile sprints with daily standups, which is a great way to proceed.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

They're personable, efficient, knowledgeable, and extremely customer-oriented. Their extensive experience with software and technology architecture equips them to design and implement robust platforms.

Are there any areas for improvement?

I don't have any suggestions at this time.

5.0
Overall Score They're intelligent, experienced, and forward-thinking.
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    It's very flexible.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Azumo is priced affordably, compared to the industry average.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They're reliable, efficient, and customer-oriented.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    They are a trusted, extremely reliable partner.

Chatbot App Dev for Social Network

“They broke down barriers and explained all the intricacies in a way that was easy to understand.”

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

Azumo built an automated assessment tool for a social media company for convention use. Using chatbot technology, they built an intuitive app for iOS that collected user data for potential future partnerships.

The Reviewer
 
10,001+ Employees
 
Menlo Park, California
Head of Supplier Diversity, Facebook
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Users were pleased with the application, and several exhibitors expressed interest in building a similar platform. Azumo completed the project within a short time frame and was always proactive and responsive. Their knowledge of React Native ensured a successful outcome.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I work for Facebook. My office provides a suite of services and products to connect people and communities. I lead a supplier diversity program, which engages companies owned by ethnic minorities, women, veterans, LGBT, and differently-abled entrepreneurs.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Azumo?

Part of my role is to find prospective new suppliers. Much of those searches begin at conferences and events geared toward a large variety of industries. We staff our event booths with a number of people from procurement, but a staff of ten people can’t process the thousands of interested parties in the time allowed. We wanted a self-service kiosk where prospective clients could self-assess and determine whether we had a need for their goods and services. The goal was for this self-service option to complement our in-person discussions and speed the process. We needed an app developer who had a background in conversational chatbot experiences.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They did all of our wireframes and developed the entire app. Our team has no background in this, so we described our goals for them and they created a solution quickly. We wanted users to intuitively understand what they were supposed to do, so Azumo was tasked with building the app and designing an interface that could be productive for both the user and our procurement team.

The app was built strictly for iOS. Attendees could use iPads mounted to a table in our exhibit booth. The most important part of this interaction was to build up a databank to assess the kinds of businesses expressing interest and to collect contact information from the suppliers that were the most promising.

What is the team composition?

I worked directly with their CEO and their CTO, but I know there were other people involved in the project on their side.

How did you come to work with Azumo?

I always strive to hired diverse- or minority-owned companies. I searched a number of channels to find a certified minority-owned business that could help us with a chatbot. Azumo was the only company that fell into both categories, so we looked over their website and liked their capabilities. We reached out to them through their Facebook page. Within an hour, we had a meeting scheduled for later that afternoon, and we kicked off the engagement from there. It was a lightweight app with a short time frame, so they submitted a proposal over the weekend and we kicked off the following Monday.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together around May 2018 and launched by June 2018. The entire engagement took about a month.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We were really excited to exhibit alongside a number of other large companies in the technology space and in other industries. Several representatives of other companies looked at the app and were interested in developing something similar for their own use. We had brand ambassadors to guide people through the app, which involved using camera technology to scan their exhibitor’s badge. That way, we could store their information through an API.

All the attendees who used the app were grateful for the process, even if they didn’t have a chance to speak with someone in person. It allowed more individuals to register their interest.

How did Azumo perform from a project management standpoint?

They did very well. We had a very short window to execute everything, but they met all the deadlines we set, even when I was the bottleneck that kept the project from moving forward. From the first phone call through to execution, they provided data in real time and were excellent communicators. They sent a representative for onsite support in case anything went wrong, but we had no issues at all.

We started our communication through Facebook Messenger, but quickly moved to email, phone, and video conferencing. They’re local and convenient to us, but most of our interactions were remote.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They know a lot about the products they build on and were very responsive. This project was built in React Native, and the capabilities matched everything we were trying to achieve. Since I’m not particularly technical, they broke down barriers and explained all the intricacies in a way that was easy to understand.

Are there any areas they could improve?

In this particular instance, I can’t think of anything they could have done differently. It was a lightweight project, and I don’t have any critical feedback for them.

4.5
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They met my budget, but I'm not sure how they compare to the rest of the market.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Dev for Digital Tool & Enterprise Platform

“Our team loves working with Azumo. They work very fast and have an appetite for challenging tasks.”

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

Azumo augments the development team for an enterprise platform. They work on major features—including an authentication system and other elements—in a Ruby on Rails and Twilio stack.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Rousseau Kluever
Partner, Thrive
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Azumo’s work helps differentiate the brand in the marketplace. Their work ethic, knowledge, and involvement all contribute to project success. They act as a familial extension of the internal team and have established a positive rapport.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

We work in a variety of environments, including healthcare, to help companies with sales, safety, and communication. Our platform allows us to inform and influence people, help with patient onboarding, and measure patient activity and response to our initiatives.

While we don’t build software ourselves, we have spent a lot of time working on this platform. I’m a company partner and customer success lead. I interface with current and prospective clients to understand their issues and assign appropriate teams to them. Once we have a solution in place, I check back with customers to see if their quality of life has improved.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Azumo?

We wanted to speed up our development cycles and execute new features more quickly. Our in-house development team wasn’t big enough, so we decided to hire external help.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They work on a lot of major features for us, based on guidance from our side. We write out all our stories in Jira and split them into multiple feature sets. Then, we give them our wireframes to achieve our goals. Our product leads and computer scientists provide most of that information, though our technical underwriter will step in for more complicated tasks.

They manipulated our authentication system in a new way that allowed users to work as individuals or as part of multiple organizations. It was a complicated feature that took multiple sprint cycles, but it works wonderfully. We were also stuck for weeks on a domain issue. We finally brought it to them, and they saved us a lot of time and energy with the solution they came up with.

As soon as they complete a feature, it goes into review, before returning for revisions and testing. Once the whole process is finished, it goes out to our servers. Azumo adheres to our technology stack, which includes Ruby on Rails and Twilio.

What is the team composition?

We work with three people from their team, including two full-time members and one part-time associate who acts as a technical liaison.

How did you come to work with Azumo?

We shopped around for developers and interviewed them. They were flexible and agile, and they had the technical expertise we needed and an agreeable price point. We decided to try them on a temporary basis, but have worked with them ever since.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent more than $70,000 so far.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with Azumo in December 2017, and the collaboration is ongoing. We grew from one developer to two in 2018, and we’ll expand again in 2019.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Our team loves working with Azumo. They work very fast and have an appetite for challenging tasks. They’re very specific, and we’ve established a good rapport with them. They’ve worked on some big features for us and helped us differentiate our brand in the marketplace. We’re still getting to know our second developer, but his work ethic and knowledge are very good. He writes many of our tests.

How did Azumo perform from a project management standpoint?

They are very involved and feel like a part of our internal team. Our best interests are first in their minds, and they clearly care about our goals. They write all of our code and help clarify any language issues or issues we face. We have a wonderful experience with them and consider ourselves very lucky.

We work with the developers on new features and stories in Jira, and operate within a scrum environment. We also use GitHub to coordinate our code. There are daily planning meetings, and a lot of our communication runs through Slack. We work in two-week cycles and speak all day with them. I feel very close to their developers; they’ve become a part of my family.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their principal is very responsive and fast to react if we have a question or request. I asked him to find me a developer similar to our first one, and he came back a week later with a developer whose skillset was complementary to the first and matched our needs. We considered them for help with HIPAA compliance, but ultimately went with another team for that. They never took it personally and are always professional. The experience is great and the work speaks for itself.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I really can’t think of anything, they’ve done a good job.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    We don’t have hard deadlines, but our main developer writes code faster than anyone.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    The cost was part of the reason I felt comfortable expanding the team with them.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Artificial Intelligence Dev for Discovery Networks Latin America

“They’re working on a highly complicated product.”

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

Azumo provides development services, working on a product for use with the AI device, Alexa for Amazon, in a new market. They’re developing the skill that distributes the platform’s content.

The Reviewer
 
9,000+
 
Mexico City, Mexico
Product Owner, Discovery Networks
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The team is progressing well with the project, working smoothly through the planning, execution, and customization phases of the complex technology. They always communicate on time and deliver any tasks according to the deadline, while demonstrating their impressive technical knowledge.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the product owner at Discovery Networks Latin America.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Azumo?

We needed help with the development of an AI device, Alexa for Amazon. The system was launching for the first time in the Latin America markets, specifically in Mexico.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They’re developing a product for use on Alexa for Amazon. They’ve developed the skill, which distributes our content throughout that platform, using proprietary technologies and Amazon’s infrastructure.

What is the team composition?

There’s a developer, a supervisor, and a project manager.

How did you come to work with Azumo?

I found them through online research and chose them because they had the best skillset.

What is the status of this engagement?

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

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

They’re working on a highly complicated product which requires a lot of planning, engineering, and customization of the new technology. They’re doing an excellent job.

How did Azumo perform from a project management standpoint?

I’m very happy with them. We have daily communication and they always deliver before our deadlines.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their development knowledge is impressive. They’ve been very professional and patient with Amazon’s requirements, which ask for very high standards.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, I’m 100% satisfied.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

No.

5.0
Overall Score They’re a growing company with services and skills that are top of the line.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They always met our proposed schedules and even delivered before deadlines.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They’re very fair in their pricing. We’re a big corporation with a lot of specific agreements that they always yield to.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They provide excellent service and reports. They’re very knowledgeable.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    They’re 100% recommendable.