Nearshore Web & Mobile App Design and Development

Cheesecake Labs is an industry-leading mobile and web development company. 

Since 2013, we work with passion building amazing world-class products together with American startups, entrepreneurs and SMEs.

Client Testimony

"Cheesecake Labs has been a dream development partner. They do quality work and are extremelly skilled, communicative and motivated. They are a seamless extension of our team!"

– Lesley Kao, VP of Online Product Development, Singularity University

"The folks at Cheesecake Labs are highly organized. They're inclined to have regular meetings to ensure that we're keeping a good pace and in sync with project goals."

– Cameroon Robertson, CEO, Lockitron.

Service Offerings

  • Digital Product Strategy
  • Prototyping & Concept Development
  • Mobile & Web UI/UX Design
  • iOS App Development
  • Android App Development
  • Web App Development
  • React-Native Development
  • Mobile & Web Backend Engineering
  • Quality Assurance & Testing
  • App Analytics

Visit our website: www.cheesecakelabs.com

 
$10,000+
 
$50 - $99 / hr
 
50 - 249
 Founded
2013
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Florianopolis, Brazil
headquarters
other locations
  • 237 Kearny Street #9055
    San Francisco, CA 94108
    United States

Portfolio

Key clients: 

Startups, Entrepreneurs, SMEs: Singularity University, LockitronVSportoTriplePointCamioSkyroamPortobello, Intelbras

Somme

Menud

Woovit

iHub

Singularity University

Connect to Singularity University community to build exponetial solutions together though our Mobile (iOS/Android) and Web apps.

Portobello – Archtrends

Largest portal in Brazil used as reference & inspiration for Archtects.

Portobello Digital

Check the promotional video here on Vimeo.

Fishbit

Trucking

Lockitron

OneAvenue

Camio

Bolo

Whittl

VSporto

Sproutkin

Reviews

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Custom PHP Development for Higher Ed Organization

"They never fail to find quality talent when we need to add a developer or adjust our development needs."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Oct. 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Cheesecake Labs provides ongoing custom PHP development services for an innovation management SaaS platform owned by a higher education organization.

The Reviewer
 
500 - 1000 Employees
 
San Francisco, California
Product Manager, Higher Education Organization
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Cheesecake Labs inherited the project from another firm and successfully became the lead developers and process owners. They’ve improved in-house efficiency by making more precise estimates and holding teammates accountable. They have proven to be a trustworthy and skilled offshore partner.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am a product manager for a SaaS platform owned by a higher education organization.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Cheesecake Labs?

Cheesecake Labs serves as our development team for our main product.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We rely on Cheesecake Labs to provide ongoing custom PHP development. The platform is designed to help users make decisions centering around innovation management. If a user is considering launching a project internally or acquiring a future technology, our platform can assist with those decisions.

What is the team composition?

We work with a team of 3–4 developers and a project manager. They work in collaboration with our lead engineer and scrum master.

How did you come to work with Cheesecake Labs?

We used a U.S.-based developer for the first two years of product development, and they were talented but ultimately more expensive than we liked. Cheesecake Labs was already working with our organization on other projects, so we had developed a great relationship with them. As we looked to find a more cost-effective development team outside of the U.S., Cheesecake Labs seemed like the logical transition because they had already proven themselves to us.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent about $100,000 so far.

What is the status of this engagement?

Our engagement began in October 2018 and remains ongoing. They worked in tandem with my other developer for about four months. That arrangement allowed us to phase out the first team and allow Cheesecake Labs to build their knowledge of the product and take over as the lead developer. We made that switch for good at the end of January 2019.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The product itself is just coming out of its beta phase and into the market. Cheesecake Labs is already proving to be a valuable partner. They’ve assumed the role of process owners as opposed to order-takers. In my experience, we can hire two types of developers: ones that intake an issue ticket and process that feature or bug, or others that take the time to understand the product or the user profile and try to become thought partners in the development. I would classify Cheesecake Labs in the latter category.

How did Cheesecake Labs perform from a project management standpoint?

Cheesecake Labs is a collaborative partner in our daily Zoom stand-ups and the management of our Jira development board. They’ve helped to improve our efficiency as a development team by providing thoughtful estimates for our sprints and then delivering on those expectations.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They never fail to find quality talent when we need to add a developer or adjust our development needs. They have proven to be skilled recruiters and managers.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Their communication using English could use some improvement, but we recognized that as a possible hurdle when deciding to hire an offshore firm.  

5.0
Overall Score
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They're working to make improvements, so I wouldn't hold them accountable for our progress so far.
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They are well worth the price tag.
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I'd absolutely refer them.

UI/UX Design for Mobile Banking App

"They accepted and accommodated any changes we needed."

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

Cheesecake Labs did UI/UX design for an existing mobile app. They gathered customer opinions and then created new screens in agile sprint cycles, iterating on the design based on internal feedback.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Florianópolis, Brazil
Evandro Pires da Silva
Solutions Architect, Cresol
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The new designs are nearing beta release and have received positive feedback from test users, with particular emphasis on the design and UX. Expect a partner with considerable design expertise who is flexible enough to incorporate changes between cycles.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am a solutions architect at Cresol. We are a credit cooperative and we’re focused on providing credit to family farming.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Cheesecake Labs?

We needed new UI/UX design for our mobile app.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted the new design to support a new experience for our customers. We also wanted to develop a hybrid app, because the previous version of our mobile banking app was responsible for internet banking inside the app.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We searched for local companies with strong UI/UX design capabilities for mobile. We visited and spoke with three companies before choosing Cheesecake Labs.

Describe the project in detail.

We started with a discovery meeting. After that, we traveled to our agencies to speak with customers and develop an understanding of the real necessities of UX. We then started creating the styles and new screens. All these screens were approved by my team. Each screen was created in a sprint cycle using agile methodology.

What was the team composition?

We worked with a project manager and two designers.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We’re preparing to release a beta version. All of our test users have been excited about the design and UX.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

Our product and dev teams communicated with their design team through Slack. We approved the screen in each sprint cycle.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

I was impressed by their empathy and flexibility during development. They accepted and accommodated any changes we needed. They also offered impressive knowledge of UI/UX.

Are there any areas for improvement?

No, we’re very satisfied.

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

Software Development for Emergency Response Solutions Company

"Cheesecake Labs works similarly to our business."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
4.5
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Nov. 2018 – Jan. 2019
Project summary: 

Cheesecake Labs implemented and integrated the backends of two emergency response platforms. The team also assisted with business consulting.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
São Paulo, Brazil
Alexandre Lima
Co-Founder, Garatéa
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Cheesecake Labs is a skilled development company. Everything with the upgraded platform has been working excellently. Their transparent communication spurred continued engagement. They are responsive and deliver exceptional service.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the co-founder of Garatéa. We co-create solutions with local Brazilian governments to decrease their emergency response time. We connect a network of first responders through an app.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Cheesecake Labs?

We are expanding to the south of Brazil and needed to integrate our systems. We hired Cheesecake Labs to implement and combine the two platforms.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

The websites were working, so we needed Cheesecake Labs to integrate the backend of both platforms. They also provided business consulting services when I visited their office in the south of Brazil. We discussed how the local municipality operates and how it should be integrated within the workflow.

What is the team composition?

We mainly worked with two developers. They may have had a bigger team working in their office, but I’m not sure.

How did you come to work with Cheesecake Labs?

I think Cheesecake Labs is the best in the business in the south of Brazil. Garatéa tries to find partnerships with experienced companies because of our work with local governments. We needed a responsible team that provides an excellent service.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent $1,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started work with Cheesecake Labs on the integration between November 2018–January 2019.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Implementation is finished, but we are still working with Cheesecake Labs. Our contract with them runs until November 2019, in case we have any bug issues or want improvements and additional features.  We’ve launched in Southern Brazil, and everything is working well.

How did Cheesecake Labs perform from a project management standpoint?

Our partnership with Cheesecake Labs is based on clear communication. Once a week, we checked in on the project through Slack. Their team sent weekly emails that provide status updates and reiterate plans and goals.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Cheesecake Labs has a similar mindset as our company. We focus on innovation and are a less hierarchical company. A lot of Brazilian companies have larger teams and different processes. Cheesecake Labs works similarly to our business.

Are there any areas they could improve?

So far, we’ve had no complaints about Cheesecake Labs.

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

Android MVP Dev for B2B SaaS Platform

“They're always suggesting better ways to implement the architecture rather than just doing what they're told.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
May 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Using the designs provided by the in-house team, Cheesecake Labs developed a B2B Android application. The app is intended for Shopify merchants and allows them to fully customize their experience.

The Reviewer
 
11 - 50 Employees
 
Santa Monica, California
Justin Hall
Head of Mobile Engineering, Tapcart
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The app meets the needs of customers around the world and the in-house team is impressed with the quality of the code. Cheesecake Labs went above and beyond to meet all needs, while their proactive approach and desire to find the best possible solutions made them a true partner.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I'm the head of mobile engineering at Tapcart.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Cheesecake Labs?

We wanted to build an Android version of our application. We had fairly aggressive deadlines and not enough developers in-house, so we were looking to outsource a vendor.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We supplied all the designs, and they built an MVP version of our Android application. It's a B2B SaaS platform specifically for Shopify merchants who are shopping within an existing webpage via our online dashboard. Customers can use drag and drop components to style a layout of their app. They can also use different questions and products that are available in the store to fully customize the look and feel of the app.

What is the team composition?

We've mostly worked with a project manager, a developer, and a senior architect.

How did you come to work with Cheesecake Labs?

I worked with Cheesecake Labs previously, and I had a great experience. When I needed help with this project, they were the first company that came to my mind.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with them in May 2018, and the relationship is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Providing an Android app to our Shopify merchants was the most requested feature from our customers, so we had a very aggressive timeline. Cheesecake Labs delivered a high-quality code on time and built an automation server for us. They continue to help us improve the features that need to be rolled out. We now have an app for both iOS and Android devices, which is a very good value proposition to us because we have a large user base around the world.

How did Cheesecake Labs perform from a project management standpoint?

We're very pleased with communication. One of their developers even flew here from Brazil and stayed with us for a week. We have a suite of tools that we use for project management, and Cheesecake Labs was open to using our tools. They always stay on top of things and push us to stay on track as well.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They're very proactive and solutions-oriented. If they see something that can be improved in our iOS app, they'll let us know (even though they're not working on the iOS app directly). They're always suggesting better ways to implement the architecture rather than just doing what they're told. This is exactly what we're looking for in our partners, and we haven't seen that in many outsourced companies.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No. They're very knowledgeable about both iOS and Android, so they can provide value on both ends. We have a very positive relationship.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They're a bit expensive for the region, but they're worth it.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I've already recommended them.

Software Development for Telecom Product Manufacturer

"Employees are free to define the best way to work, and the company is focused on maintaining a diverse team..." 

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
4.5
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Jan. - May 2018
Project summary: 

Cheesecake Labs constructed an IoT architecture that enabled devices and a management system to communicate with one another via an MQTT protocol.

The Reviewer
 
1,001-5,000 Employees
 
Florianópolis, Brazil
Mário Sérgio Oliveira de Queiroz
Product Analist, Intelbras
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Thanks to regular code reviews and organized project management, Cheesecake Labs delivered a fully functioning software system. Their established practices empower them to work flexibly and draw on their teammates' experience. Customers can expect a documentation-focused partner.  

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m a product analyst at Intelbras. We deliver products in the areas of security, telecommunications, and networks.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Cheesecake Labs?

We needed to develop management software for cloud-enabled devices.

What were your goals for this project?

We needed a scalable product with a responsive design that could securely transfer data between a management system and other devices.  

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We solicited community contracts.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

Cheesecake Labs developed an IoT communication architecture that utilizes an MQTT protocol to create a two-way messaging channel between a management system and our devices. All of their documentation is contained in a repository.

What was the team composition?

We worked with a project management resource, a frontend developer, a backend developer, and an interface designer.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

They delivered the final product, but we haven’t implemented it yet.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

They followed an agile methodology linked to a Kanban scheduling system. Because they used GitHub to develop and manage the interface, we were able to follow their daily code reviews. Every delivery met our deadline and requirements.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Their organizational culture is excellent. Employees are free to define the best way to work, and the company is focused on maintaining a diverse team and being inclusive to minorities.

Are there any areas for improvement?

It would have been helpful if they had handled integrating the software with our device firmware.  

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

Web Development for Personal WiFi Hotspot Company

“They’ve helped us scale globally and are a vital partner to our vision.”

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

Cheesecake Labs optimized a site for a Wi-Fi hotspot manufacturer. Technologies include Python, Wagtail, Snipcart, Shopify, ShipStation, HubSpot, and other tools that allow for global, multilingual marketing.

The Reviewer
 
50-100 Employees
 
San Francisco, California
e-Commerce & Digital Marketing Manager, Skyroam
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Thanks to the new technologies, the brand has moved into markets and currencies that were previously unavailable. Cheesecake Labs works well within agile methodology and has a broad view of strategic solutions. They go beyond the prompt to set best practices and are fully invested.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am the e-commerce and digital marketing manager at Skyroam, a Wi-Fi hotspot manufacturer and service provider.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Cheesecake Labs?

We have an ongoing relationship with them; they provide maintenance, improvement, and optimization of our website.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Our website is coded in Python, with a Wagtail CMS, a Snipcart e-commerce platform, Shopify, and supporting apps. They frequently provide guidance for integrations with other apps and platforms, including ShipStation, HubSpot, and other tools that have pixels, such as Facebook and other social media. We recently increased the team size to help increase our position in the global market by becoming multilingual and adding other compatible currencies.

What is the team composition?

We currently have a team of four, including one project manager and three developers. Previously, we had a team of two developers, but recently scaled up their involvement to help with the globalization effort.

How did you come to work with Cheesecake Labs?

Our designer referred them to us. They seemed versatile and adept as full-stack developers. Every time we brought them a problem, they provided a well-reasoned, expert opinion and guidance to reach appropriate solutions.

How much have you invested with them?

Our monthly expenditure is between $25.000–$30,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

I started working with them in November 2017. They’re our only web development partner, and the relationship is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Their work has allowed us to fulfill long held ambitions to provide a multi-currency, multilingual experience and penetrate into markets we’ve not been able to sell in. Thanks to the new platforms we use, we have launched a German UX and have access to the US, Singapore, Australia, Hong Kong, the UK, and other European markets. They’ve helped us scale globally and are a vital partner to our vision.

How did Cheesecake Labs perform from a project management standpoint?

We use agile methodology and frequently use Jira and Atlassian products. Their project management is second to none. They set realistic expectations and estimates, and they help us meet deadlines and the demands of our business needs. Whenever we need them, they make themselves available for brainstorming, technical issues, and any other tasks we want help with.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their key strength is their broader view of strategic solutions. Instead of simply getting the project done, they help find the best way to accomplish tasks and find alternatives to consider. They go the extra mile and are fully invested in our company. It’s great to consider them as part of our team and much more than a partner.

Are there any areas they could improve?

They are a wonderful company. My only hope is for them to bring in more team members. This is a company that deserves to grow and bring in more clients. They deliver top-notch service and guidance.

5.0
Overall Score I love working with them. I'm totally committed to them and consider them a part of our team.
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Once we educated them on some of our business needs and deadlines, they were fantastic with scheduling.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They come within budget every time and provide a tremendous value.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Their commitment and technical knowhow are truly impressive.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I sing their praises frequently and often.

Web Platform Dev for Arts & Civil Society Participation Nonprofit

“Cheesecake Labs helped us effectively communicate our message for the first time.”

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

Cheesecake Labs designed and developed a website from scratch, using Django, Python, Heroku, and HTML. Users can create profiles and access event information. 

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
United States
Evan Walsh
Communications Coordinator, For Freedoms
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Cheesecake Labs created a beautiful, user-friendly website on time and on budget. In addition to exceeding expectations, their team is very communicative, proactive, and responsive to client needs. They continue to make the relationship seamless and effective.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I'm the communications coordinator for For Freedoms, a nonprofit that consists of a collective of artists, art institutions, and Americans who care about being more involved in the art community across the US and Puerto Rico.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Cheesecake Labs?

We engaged Cheesecake Labs to help us build a digital platform for our users, allowing them to showcase profiles and events.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Cheesecake Labs designed and developed our website from scratch, using technologies that included Django, Python, Heroku, and HTML. They incorporated features that allow artists to create profiles and post events so that visitors could have access to information from the art community throughout the country.

What is the team composition?

We mainly work with two people on development and a project manager, but they've had up to eight staff working on our project at any given time depending on the stage.

How did you come to work with Cheesecake Labs?

They were highly recommended to us by someone who had worked with them on a similar project. We were impressed by the sites they'd built in the past compared to any of the other vendors we'd considered, so we decided to give them a shot.

What is the status of this engagement?

We've been working with them since April 2018, and the majority of the production wrapped up in May or June. But the relationship is still ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Cheesecake Labs helped us effectively communicate our message for the first time. We've already had 300 events and 200 institution profiles uploaded, so the website has given us a platform for showcasing a lot of information. Users have provided a lot positive feedback regarding its overall design and user friendly features as well.

How did Cheesecake Labs perform from a project management standpoint?

It's been an easy experience thus far considering the complexity of our needs. We have weekly meetings to go over deadlines and milestones, and they manage project tasks through TeamGantt. They've been very communicative throughout the engagement. They're also supportive and set realistic deadlines, which they either meet or exceed.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They've created a beautiful website. Any time a bug or issue pops up, they're incredibly quick to fix them. We're very grateful for what they've been able to achieve.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No. I don't have any complaints.

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

iOS & Android App Dev for AI Recruiting Software Company

"Sometimes, we assume that good talent is only abroad, but they’ve shown us Silicon Valley-level quality." 

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Feb. - Jun. 2018
Project summary: 

Cheesecake Labs designed an Android and iOS app and now acts as a development partner and consultant. They used Envision to develop design drafts and prototypes and have worked on ATI architecture.

The Reviewer
 
50 - 100 Employees
 
Bogotá, Colombia
Design Director, Humantelligence
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

All designs were delivered on time and stakeholders are pleased with quality to date. Although Cheesecake Labs’ workload has necessitated schedule changes, their early and consistent communication has precluded any delivery issues. Their quality and talents standout in both the industry and region.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m a Design Manager for a platform that provides organizational culture and recruiting solutions.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Cheesecake Labs?

We needed help to build a mobile app for the B2C market.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They created a mobile app for Android and iOS. They used sketch design programs and prototyping programs like Envision. As for the development, they collaborated with us on ATI architecture, but they’re acting more as a consultant.

What is the team composition?

We worked with two designers, two developers, and the CEO.

How did you come to work with Cheesecake Labs?

They were on the top of the Clutch results so we felt like we could trust them.

How much have you invested in them?

The design costed $14,187.

What is the status of this engagement?

worked with them from February until June 2018. We’ve finished the design section and are now co-developing the app.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

They’ve only delivered the app’s design, but they’ve been punctual with deadlines and gave us a very competitive price. In terms of impact, it’s too early to know since we haven’t launched the app yet. However, we’ve tested the app and shown our stakeholders it’s exceed our quality expectations.

How did Cheesecake labs perform from a project management standpoint?

We’re very happy working with them because they’re always very organized and formal. They’re very clear on communication issues. We used Slack to communicate and Google Hangouts and Zoom for meetings to discuss progress. They’ve met every deadline and I can tell that they’re a really organized agency that is clear an open with their communications.

What did you find most impressive about them?

The design quality is great. Sometimes, we assume that good talent is only abroad, but they’ve shown us Silicon Valley-level quality.

Are there any areas they could improve?

They always let us know when there’s going to be a schedule change. I have noticed that they have a lot of clients and that we’ve had to move around their workload. We didn’t have any issues with that because they were clear and would let us know in advance, but, in the future, they could consider balancing that load better.

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

POC Platform Dev for Facial Recognition Payment Startup

“They’re professional and always on time.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
3.0
Willing to refer: 
4.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Apr. 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Cheesecake Labs is developing a Python-based payment platform and mobile app that utilizes facial recognition technology. They collaboratively designed and delivered the initial proof of concept.

The Reviewer
 
200-500 Employees
 
Sao Paulo, Brazil
General Director, Marangoni
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Cheesecake Labs consists of talented developers with a surplus of experience in delivering innovative software. They effectively manage the project and keep everything progressing as scheduled. They’re communicative partners that work to produce the best product possible.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the general director of Marangoni. We operate in the metalworking industry to offer solutions for electrical transformers and road safety. With the skills and flexibility to develop complex projects, our team of specialists are leaders of the global market.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Cheesecake Labs?

One of our departments had the idea to create a payment platform that utilized facial recognition technology. We contracted Cheesecake Labs to develop the platform’s software.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Our developers have the knowledge required to build facial recognition technology, but we needed a scalable platform that could support exponential growth. Cheesecake Labs helped us design a proof of concept (POC) and are currently developing the Python-based platform.

Users will interact with the final product through an Android app. Businesses will be able to take photos of customers when they make purchases. The charge will show up on the user’s mobile app as an approval request. The user accepts the charge and the payment is made. We plan on creating an iOS version in the future.

What is the team composition?

There are currently 5–6 developers from Cheesecake Labs working on the project. Some are developing the backend infrastructure while others are building the Android app. A project manager is our primary point of contact.

How did you come to work with Cheesecake Labs?

They were recommended to me by a colleague who hired them to develop intricate medical software. He indicated that they did good work, so we hired them. We also liked that they’re an American company as we’re always looking to make new connections.

How much have you invested with them?

The total cost will likely reach $100,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We contracted them in April 2018 and the project is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Cheesecake Labs delivered our first POC for the project. They’ve kept to the development schedule and haven’t gone over budget. They’re professional and always on time. It’s been a smooth process and we’re excited to see the platform grow.

How did Cheesecake Labs perform from a project management standpoint?

We communicate via Slack and hold a weekly video conference with them. This approach has worked out great so far. Their project manager puts the team to work and keeps them focused on the task at hand.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Cheesecake Labs are proper partners and we expect to work with them in the future. They’re a great company all-around.

Are there any areas they could improve?

We’re conservative regarding software development, whereas they’re pushing to release the initial version of the platform as soon as possible. I prefer a slower process that ensures we have time to get the details right. This is more of a difference of opinion than a negative.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 3.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They’re expensive compared to other vendors in the market.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 4.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Custom Software Dev for Blockchain Company

“They’re a friendly team that’s enjoyable to work with.”

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

Cheesecake Labs developed non-blockchain software components such as a website and KYC module. They currently work on customizable solutions for numerous third-party end users.

The Reviewer
 
11- 50 Employees
 
New York, New York
President, Inwage
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Cheesecake Labs is responsive and manages the project well. They’re an experienced team of professionals who know what they’re doing—their first ICO project raised $50 million.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m a co-founder of Inwage, a blockchain technical and marketing advisory service. Our initial customers are in the realm of initial coin offerings (ICO). I lead project management and other business details.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Cheesecake Labs?

We needed help developing the non-blockchain components of a software solution.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Our client wanted to perform an ICO, so we built a website, smart contracts, security reviews, and security use cases. Cheesecake Labs built the website and the designs that the rest of the project was based on. We integrated admin features, user sign-up processes such as multifactor authentication, and a payment processor. Cheesecake Labs helped build the KYC module structure and made the system privately, so we could customize it for future projects.

What is the team composition?

We work with the project manager and a developer. At one point, we had up to three developers.

How did you come to work with Cheesecake Labs?

We vetted a handful of an affiliated company’s dev customers based on their previous transaction histories. Cheesecake Labs was one of the top customers in the program, so we decided to work with them.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent about $100,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We partnered in November 2017, and the work is ongoing. We recently finished the first ICO project and are working on customizable solutions for other customers.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Our security specialist reviewed their work and liked the team. Our first ICO project was a huge success, raising $50 million. Cheesecake Labs made that possible.

How did Cheesecake Labs perform from a project management standpoint?

They’re responsive and provide good project management. Deadlines sometimes get delayed due to unforeseen bugs, but that’s expected in any dev project.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They’re a friendly team that’s enjoyable to work with.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They almost always deliver on time.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They’re very flexible on the payment schedule, which we appreciate.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer