We build delightful digital experiences

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Cheesecake Labs is a software design and engineering partner that helps you build successful tech products.

We know the process, we leverage the latest technologies, and we empower a multidisciplinary team of specialists to collaborate with you and deliver delightful solutions.

These companies trusted us and so can you: Singularity University, Tapcart, AES, Cargill/Agriness, Skyroam, Sodexo, Mercado Libre.

 

Cheesecake Labs specializes in:

• UI/UX Design
• Mobile App Development (iOS, Android and React-Native)
• Web Development (React)
• Backend Engineering (Python and Node.js)
• Quality Assurance & Testing
• Project Management

 
$25,000+
 
$50 - $99 / hr
 
50 - 249
 Founded
2013
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San Francisco, CA
headquarters
  • 237 Kearny Street #9055
    San Francisco, CA 94108
    United States
other locations
  • Avenida Desembargador Vítor Lima
    Florianópolis, SC 88040-400
    Brazil

Portfolio

Key clients: 

Singularity University, Tapcart, AES, Cargill/Agriness, Skyroam, Sodexo, Mercado Libre.

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Tapcart - world-class mobile ecommerce app

Cheesecake Labs created the android app  of Tapcart, a mobile ecommerce app for Shopify stores.

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Singularity University – connecting with the SU community has never been easier

Download the SU App and Discover Our Community on-the-Go! SU community includes over 50,000 members in 66 countries. The SU App and a SingularityU Membership make it easy for you to search for community members around the world and find experts across a wide range of topics.

 

Available for Web, iOS and Android.

More at: https://su.org/app/

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Skyroam – a global e-commerce for travel lovers

Skyroam's global WiFi hotspot keeps you connected around the world without the worry of roaming fees, unsecured connections or configuring SIMs.


 

Visit http://www.skyroam.com/

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Lockitron – Unlock your door from anywhere

Lockitron was acquired to Chamberlain Group.

Cheesecake Labs services included UI/UX Design, iOS, Android & Smartwatch Development, Project Management and QA.

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AES – a Fortune 500 company that generates and distributes electrical power

AES designed and implemented a Virtual Power Plant model to leverage opportunities in the Brazilian Energy Market by generating benefits due to their flexibility aggregation and their performance optimization in the short-term energy market.

 

Cheesecake Labs services included UI/UX Design, Frontend Development (React), Backend Development (Django), Infrastructure (AWS), Project Management and QA.

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FindHeli – Booking a helicopter is now easier than ever before

Book a Flight – Request a helicopter that suits you the best. Anytime and anywhere.

Become a Partner – Register helicopters to fly FindHeli customers from all over the world.

 

Available on PWA (http://app.findheli.com) and iOS.

 

Cheesecake Labs services included UI/UX Design, Frontend Development (PWA and iOS), Backend Development,

Infrastructure (AWS), Project Management and QA.
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Agriness / Cargill

Cheesecake Labs created iOS and Android app for Agriness, a Cargill company.

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Cresol Pay

Cheesecake Labs created iOS and Android app for Cresol Pay, a big bank in Brazil.

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Woovit – a hassle free key distribution platform for video games

Cheesecake Labs services included UI/UX Design, Frontend Development, Backend Development, Infrastructure (AWS), Project Management and QA.

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Intelbras

Cheesecake Labs created iOS and Android app for Intelbras.

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Women's March Global – advancing women's human rights. Everywhere.

Women's March Global unites women worldwide to lead in their local mission to advance Women's Human Rights. The Global Platform is a safe and open environment for a global community of local activists to unite and be inspired.

 

Available at: https://womensmarchglobal.org

 

Cheesecake Labs services included UI/UX Design, Frontend Development

(React), Backend Development, Infrastructure (AWS), Project Management and QA.
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Portobello – Archtrends

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

Cheesecake Labs services included UI/UX Design, Frontend Development, Backend Development, Infrastructure (AWS), Project Management and QA.

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For Freedoms – an artist-run platform for artists in the US

We've built ForFreedoms platform, a hub for artists, arts partners, and citizens who want to be more engaged in public life.


Visit https://forfreedoms.org/

Cheesecake Labs services included Frontend Development (React), Backend Development, Infrastructure (AWS), Project Management and QA.


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Freedom of Speech, 2018. Courtesy of Hank Willis Thomas and EmilyShur in collaboration with Eric Gottesman and Wyatt Gallery of For Freedoms.
 

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Freedom of Worship, 2018. Courtesy of Hank Willis Thomas and EmilyShur in collaboration with Eric Gottesman and Wyatt Gallery of For Freedoms.

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Boma Global – a global network of local partners

Boma delivers transformational experiences that make positive change actionable and accessible. 

The international summits, executive programs, corporate trainings, and community events are all geared toward generating impact and helping people and organizations create a more sustainable future.

Available at: https://boma.global

Cheesecake Labs services

included Frontend Development (React), Backend Development, Infrastructure (AWS), Project Management and QA.
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VSporto – listen to the best sports radio and podcasts

Cheesecake Labs services included UI/UX Design, Frontend Development, Backend Development, Infrastructure (AWS), Project Management and QA.

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Camio – the future of video monitoring

Cheesecake Labs services included UI/UX Design, Web, iOS and Android Development, Backend Development, Infrastructure (AWS), Project Management and QA.

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Checklistfácil - SaaS

Cheesecake Labs created a web software for Checklistfácil.

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Sbtur

Cheesecake Labs created custom software for Sbtur.com

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Nobis

Cheesecake Labs created the Android app for Nobis

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Instituto NOW

Cheesecake Labs created the web software of Instituto NOW

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Vialaser – laser waxing treatment made simple

Vialaser gave its clients autonomy to control laser wax treatment. Mobile app includes online shopping, session booking, financial control, reminders and referral program.

Available on iOS and Android:
https://apps.apple.com/br/app/vialaser/id1442313333

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.cheesecakelabs.vialase...

 

Cheesecake Labs services included UI/UX Design, Mobile Development (React-Native), Project Management and QA.

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Bond Home

Cheesecake Labs created iOS and Android app for Bond Home

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Em Audio mobile app

Cheesecake Labs created iOS and Android app for Em Audio

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Meetor – the universe for Hospital & Medical treatment equipment

Meetor helps healthcare specialists take decisions on the best hospital and medical equipment to buy. Search hundreds of equipment, compare specifications and decide what's best for you.

Cheesecake Labs services included UI/UX Design, Frontend Development, Backend Development, Infrastructure (AWS), Project Management and QA.

Available at: www.meetor.com.br

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brain4care

Cheesecake Labs created the Android app and website for brain4care

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EMI

Cheesecake Labs created the website of EMI.

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Faced – fast payments and user authentication with facial recognition

Faced implements facial recognition technology to improve human life. From fast payments to secure access control, unleash your Android or iPhone possibilities with your face.
 

Available on iOS and Android:
https://apps.apple.com/br/app/faced-pay-access/id1463439152

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https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.facedapp.faced

 

Cheesecake Labs services included UI/UX Design, Mobile Development (iOS and Android), Backend Development, Infrastructure (AWS), Project Management and QA.

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MicroJIG

Cheesecake Labs created the Website of MicroJIG.

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Portobello Digital

Check the promotional video here on Vimeo.

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Forca app

Cheesecake Labs created Android and iOS app for Forca.

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Trucking – the trucker's guide to the highway on the go

Cheesecake Labs services included UI/UX Design, Frontend and Android Development, Backend Development, Infrastructure (AWS), Project Management and QA.

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Zett

Cheesecake Labs created the Web software for Zett

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Oceanner – find and rent the perfect boat

With Oceanner, you no longer need a friend with a boat. With millions of boats, captains, and destinations, the only question is... when are you planning your next adventure?

Our services included UI/UX Design, Frontend (PWA) Development, Backend Development and Project Management.

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Smart Congress

Cheesecake Labs created the website of Smart Congress

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Weeble

Cheesecake Labs created iOS app for Weebble

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Guigo.TV – Watch TV with flexible online streaming

On-demand channels, without engagements or expensive packages. Guigo platform is a flexible TV streaming service, where you pay only for the channels you want to watch.

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Somme – keep track of your wine tastings

Cheesecake Labs services included UI/UX Design, iOS Development, Backend Development, Infrastructure (AWS), Project Management and QA.

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Fishbit – IoT & smart tools for beautiful aquariums

Cheesecake Labs services included iOS and Android Development, Backend Development, Infrastructure (AWS), Project Management and QA.

Reviews

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App Design & Frontend Development for Brokerage Firm

“The major impact was the speed at which they helped deliver what our client wanted.”

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Mar. 2020 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Cheesecake Labs is helping a brokerage firm develop an app using React Native. The team handles frontend development, design, QA, and product management. They're currently working on the app's second version.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Balneário Camboriu, Brazil
Felipe Talhari
Co-Founder, Eu Quero Investir!
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Cheesecake Labs has satisfied the firm’s requirements as well as those of their end-client by delivering on time. They maintain an effective communication flow via Slack and email, while the assigned project manager excels at scheduling and organization.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the co-founder of Eu Quero Investir!, a brokerage firm in Brazil.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Cheesecake Labs?

We were trying to scale our business through technology. We wanted to develop software for our internal sales team.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Cheesecake Labs is building our app so that we can offer better assistance to our clients. They’re using React Native. We’re working on version two with them.

We have an in-house software team of 12 developers. We handle backend development, while Cheesecake Labs does frontend development and design.

What is the team composition?

There’s one frontend person, a designer, a product manager, and a QA person.

How did you come to work with Cheesecake Labs?

They came as a reference when we were searching for a software house.

How much have you invested with them?

My company has spent $40,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in March 2020, and the work is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The major impact was the speed at which they helped deliver what our client wanted. They delivered on time.

How did Cheesecake Labs perform from a project management standpoint?

We communicate via Slack and email. The communication has a good flow and works well. I have nothing to complain about regarding project management.

What did you find most impressive about them?

The project manager’s scheduling and organization are really good. He works really well with us.

Are there any areas they could improve?

They could get a little better on the QA side. I already gave them feedback on what we needed from them.

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

Full Stack Development for CRM System

"Their clear communication is one of their standout qualities."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
Mar. 2016 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Cheesecake Labs manages full stack development to build a CRM system. They executed several API integrations including YouTube, Twitch, and Steam. They provide UX/UI and graphic design as well as QA services.

The Reviewer
 
San Francisco, California
Richard Kain
Founder, Woovit
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

A proficient team, Cheesecake Labs efficiently delivered a functional platform with complex technical elements. Their valuable recommendations and responsiveness showcase a unique commitment to the partnership. They follow effective processes that enable seamless and long-term collaboration.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the founder of Woovit, which is effectively a CRM system for publishers. Our product connects people who make videos about video games with the publishers that distribute codes to them. It’s a platform that algorithmically sorts someone who is qualified to get a code automatically or gives an option for the publishers to manually review the code request.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Cheesecake Labs?

I needed to develop my platform.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Cheesecake Labs developed the software soup to nuts. I provided light product management, product direction, and customer feedback loops, but they engineered the CRM system. Woovit relies a lot on APIs from places like YouTube, Twitch, Steam, and Mixer. They used a standard open source stack.

Most recently, their team became the project designers too. They work on graphic design for the platform.

What is the team composition?

Right now, we effectively have six people working on this project.

How did you come to work with Cheesecake Labs?

I asked a startup CTO for a recommendation for an outsourced development agency. He suggested Cheesecake. I evaluated a large number of outsourced firms, but Cheesecake came with a strong recommendation, which they validated. Since then, I haven’t looked for other third-party providers.

How much have you invested with them?

I’ve invested over $500,000 in their services. We’ve had a substantial commitment over many years.

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked on our first project together about seven years ago but this project started in 2016. Our collaboration’s ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The main impact of the engagement is that Woovit works. They’ve been able to execute on the vision, doing so in an overwhelmingly efficient and engaged manner.

The project wasn’t trivial. They had to weave together a lot of different code bases. To get the componentization of the codebase done properly is beyond what is often done. They’ve always handled ingesting a lot of data from different services well.

They also care. When a bug happens, they resolve it quickly. Their team takes pride in their work and feels like an internal team. They want to see the project succeed and often brainstorm insightful ideas. Many of their suggestions have been incorporated into the platform.

The product manager on the Cheesecake side saw me wearing a Woovit t-shirt. And then, she quite sincerely asked for Woovit t-shirts for her own team. It’s a small story, but it’s representative of their genuine care for the project.

How did Cheesecake Labs perform from a project management standpoint?

Jira is our primary project management tool. If there’s a delay in the project, their team communicates it to us.

One of the biggest fears and failures with outsourced development is communication. Everyone on the Cheesecake team communicates well. We almost never have a misunderstanding when it comes to discussions of objectives.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their clear communication is one of their standout qualities. Their team brings the strongest engineering resources to bear.

I’ve seen Cheesecake grow from a small firm. They have good process discipline in a way that isn’t there to only churn out billable hours.

That’s been an improvement on the already excellent services that I’ve received from them over the years. Cheesecake’s an excellent option for anyone considering outsourced development.

Are there any areas they could improve?

For their services, it’s had to have an expectation beyond what they deliver. They’re not full-time engineers at a startup, so they aren’t working around the clock. That’s not a criticism because it’s a marathon, not a sprint. They’ve improved their process management over the years.

In terms of a comprehensive outsourced solution, they could bring on stronger design resources. But we’re happy with a recent UX/UI addition to the team.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Coding is hard. They do their best and delays may be outside of their control.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They do very difficult, large scale work at a very reasonable price. If I could give them a 5.5, I would. They’re an excellent value.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Front- & Backend Web App Dev for Healthcare Tech Startup

"Cheesecake Labs was highly committed to the project."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Feb. - June 2020
Project summary: 

Cheesecake Labs managed full stack development to build a web application for a healthcare startup. They developed a backend service to connect a database, enabling the platform to call the provider’s data.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Bruno Herrera
CTO, 3778
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

By performing a significant amount of user testing, Cheesecake Labs achieved 80% coverage metrics to the satisfaction of stakeholders. The team produced quality deliverables efficiently and transparently. They offered a unique level of dedication that supported a successful partnership.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the CTO of 3778, a healthcare tech startup. We develop B2B and B2C solutions for hospitals and medical providers.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Cheesecake Labs?

We wanted to outsource the front- and backend development for one of our projects.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Cheesecake Labs developed the front- and backend of a web app. Their team built a backend service that feeds into our database and collects the data, which we gathered from the provider. They also developed the frontend.

What is the team composition?

I was in contact with the project manager and established a connection with their VP of engineering. I also communicated with the three developers involved in this project.

How did you come to work with Cheesecake Labs?

We’re based in the same city as Cheesecake Labs and heard a lot about them. The combination of their location and quality of work made them a great option.

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked together between February–June 2020.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

I’m satisfied with the quality of their work overall. Their team conducted a lot of user tests. We had coverage metrics of more than 80%, which they reached.

How did Cheesecake Labs perform from a project management standpoint?

Every two weeks, we made plans together but also had biweekly meetings. Their team was transparent, informing us of any challenges. They were productive.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Cheesecake Labs was highly committed to the project. You can’t always find that level of dedication with an outsourced provider.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Overall, there were architectural features that could be improved.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Try to provide them with detailed specifications.

4.5
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They meet deadlines very well.
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They’re a little expensive.
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Web Dev for Energy Solutions Co

"They developed an understanding of the energy sector and applied that to the product."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
3.5
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
July 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Cheesecake Labs directed full stack development of a web platform for an energy solutions company. The team managed an algorithm for a third-party client and continues to oversee a collection of assets.

The Reviewer
 
200 - 500 Employees
 
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Julia Rodrigues
R&D & Innovation Coordinator, AES Tiete
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Cheesecake Labs delivered the product successfully. The team provided tools that streamlined the engagement and encouraged collaboration to meet project objectives. They offered technical expertise and acquired industry knowledge efficiently to facilitate a future partnership.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the R&D and innovation coordinator at AES Tietê. We're an energy solutions corporation located in more than 15 countries around the world. We have assets including hydro, solar, and wind generation around the world.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Cheesecake Labs?

We needed help with web development.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Cheesecake Labs helped us to develop our platform called Virtual Powerplant (VPT). They were responsible for an algorithm that affects our partner, which is a research institute. Their team also manages a portfolio of our clients and local assets generation behind the mirror.

What is the team composition?

We work with a project manager and two developers directly. We also worked with another 2–3 people from Cheesecake Labs for different tasks such as frontend development.

What is the status of this engagement?

We began working with them in July 2018, and the engagement is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We didn’t ask them to develop the platform alone. Rather, we collaborated on this project easily. Their collaborative style, communication, and knowledge led us to achieve our goal of having this platform at the end of the project. The project’s three parts and we intend to work with Cheesecake Labs for the second phase.

How did Cheesecake Labs perform from a project management standpoint?

We reviewed any features that Cheesecake Labs developed during weekly meetings. We used Microsoft Office Calendar to check their progress and that worked well. Their team was part of every meeting with the research center, which was the key point of the project.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Even though it was one of Cheesecake Labs’ first projects with an energy company, their team understood our business quickly. They developed an understanding of the energy sector and applied that to the product.

Are there any areas they could improve?

They could manage the hours and the contract’s a bit better.

4.5
Overall Score
  • 3.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    There was weak management at the end of the contract.
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    Working with them on another project proves that I recommend them.

Mobile App Dev for Agriculture Solutions Company

“We’re very happy with them as a partner.”

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
3.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
July 2019 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Cheesecake Labs is developing a mobile app for an agriculture solutions company. The app will help technicians create solutions for farmers. They’re using React Native to develop the app for iOS and Android.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Florianopolis, Brazil
Eduardo Hoff
Leader, Agriness Innovation Factory
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Although the app hasn’t launched yet, internal stakeholders are very pleased with Cheesecake Labs’ performance and commitment to the end product. Client-oriented and communicative, the team has facilitated a strong partnership.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the leader of Agriness Innovation Factory, an agriculture solutions company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Cheesecake Labs?

I wanted to grow my capacity. More specifically, I needed a tool to support technicians, one of whom often supports 40–50 farmers at once. Technicians help farmers organize, process, and address technical questions about health, nutrition, and more.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Cheesecake Labs developed a tool that helps technicians organize their work with the farmers. It’s a mobile app for iOS and Android. They’re using React Native for development.

What is the team composition?

There’s a project manager, a QA person, a designer, and three developers.

How did you come to work with Cheesecake Labs?

Cheesecake Labs is a good company. They were recommended by other companies here. We chose them because of the good recommendations we received.

How much have you invested with them?

My company has spent $50,000–$199,999.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in July 2019, and the work is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We are looking to launch the product in the next quarter.

How did Cheesecake Labs perform from a project management standpoint?

We have good communication and a good relationship between my team and theirs. We’re very happy with them as a partner.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They have a lot of concern for their customers and the end product.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Sometimes, we need to understand the risk associated with technology decisions before, not after. However, this is a small improvement.

4.0
Overall Score
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 3.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    It’s expensive compared to other companies here.
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

App & Web Development for Helicopter Booking Service

"Cheesecake Labs is different than other similar providers out there."

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

Cheesecake Labs designed and developed an iOS application for a helicopter booking service. The team also performs QA testing and maintenance support.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
London, United Kingdom
Management, FindHeli App
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The team at Cheesecake Labs met expectations, developing a user-friendly platform. Their personable approach complemented their communicative and professional management style. Customers can expect a seamless collaboration working with their team.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the founder and partner of an online helicopter booking platform. It is a global system that allows users to book a helicopter in three easy steps. Users click a few buttons to find where to fly from and to, then from there, they can choose days in advance of the flight and submit their request.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Cheesecake Labs?

I wanted to create a world-class design for the product. I needed Cheesecake Labs to develop an easy-to-use tool that is accessible globally.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

As far as my understanding goes, their team used Python to develop the app. In the beginning, we proposed creating a progressive app that could be used on different platforms. There were a couple of speed bumps along the way, so we decided to build the app for iOS, taking out all of the potential mistakes.

What is the team composition?

In total, we’ve worked with six people. There were one or two project managers, a UX/UI designer, two or three developers, and QA testers.

How did you come to work with Cheesecake Labs?

I found Cheesecake Labs on Clutch, but researched online and made a shortlist of five to six large and mid-sized companies. In terms of design, their team takes a look at projects from a different angle. They also seemed to be a friendly team.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve invested between $150,000–$250,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

Our engagement with Cheesecake Labs started in September 2018.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

My goal from the beginning was to have a nice-looking, reliable application that would be easy to use by different nationalities. Their team achieved that goal, and feedback from users has been extremely positive.

How did Cheesecake Labs perform from a project management standpoint?

I’m based in Switzerland, so collaborating with someone across the Atlantic Ocean isn’t easy when it comes to development. However, the team at Cheesecake Labs is impressively well-connected on different communication systems like Slack, Jira, and video conferences. There were no issues. I was miles away, but it felt like their friendly team was sitting in the same room.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Cheesecake Labs is different than other similar providers out there. Their CEO accepted our invitation to the summit, where we introduced the application. I appreciated how devoted he was by supporting our presentation.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I suggest that the assigned project manager be the main person dealing with different assets of the project. When multiple people are fussing over and getting involved in the project, it takes a lot of time. Without the bustling from team to team, there isn’t a loss of time.

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

Web Platform Dev for Medical Equipment Company

"Cheesecake Labs has been essential to our project’s success."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Apr. 2019 - Jun. 2019
Project summary: 

Cheesecake Labs managed the full life cycle of design and development for a medical equipment comparison platform. The product features elements of Java, Python, Django, and AngularJS.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Founder/CTO, Meetor
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Cheesecake Labs proved to be a resourceful development partner. They successfully delivered the product and are now working on a second version. The team made informed decisions regarding the platform’s UX and the overall project management approach.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am the founder and CTO of Meetor, a platform that compares prices and specifications for medical tools and equipment.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Cheesecake Labs?

We are launching this platform to make it easier for brokers and hospital representatives to compare items. We needed a development partner to help create the platform.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Cheesecake Labs developed the entire platform using Java, Python, Django, and AngularJS. They determined the requirements regarding content, design, and development. They also helped us assess our market.

What is the team composition?

We worked with one designer and four developers.

How did you come to work with Cheesecake Labs?

I learned of Cheesecake Labs through a referral from a friend who had worked with them before. We held a Skype meeting and started working together after that. 

How much have you invested with them?

We spent about $50,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked together from April–June 2019. They've delivered the project, and we are now planning the next release.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Cheesecake Labs has been essential to our project’s success. They are more than a service provider. They are a very special partner for us.

How did Cheesecake Labs perform from a project management standpoint?

We had no trouble with deadlines or technical issues. They've never worked in the medical sector here, but they did a great job.

What did you find most impressive about them?

In addition to managing the project well, the designer did a very good job with the UX.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, I have no recommendations for improvement.

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

Mobile MVP for Modern Learning Service

"Feedback was extremely well received and we always found a good solution together." 

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

Cheesecake Labs developed a mobile app MVP to increase the ease of educational assessments. The system can support the large amount of data necessary to evaluate student performance and competency.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Florianopolis, Brazil
Rahel Aschwanden
Co-founder, Instituto NOW
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The app has performed well in tests and users are pleased with its design. Cheesecake Labs excelled at responding to feedback and folding it into their plan. Rather than simply delivering on requirements, they focus on maximizing their all-around impact and contributing as much value as possible.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I'm one of the co-founders of Instituto NOW and NOW. Together these two organizations form an small international social business focusing on developing out-of-the-box methodologies for adult and non-formal education as well as tools to foster and measure 21st Century competencies.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

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

We've developed our own methodology to foster and measure 21st Century Competencies in any learning setting. Our challenge was that the assessment includes a lot of separated data and makes the job of the person assessing quite heavy. That's why we decided to look into a mobile integrated solution.

What were your goals for this project?

As said above, the solution aims at improving the experience of the coaches that accompany, support, and assess learners in their development of competencies. It's mainly about functionality, simplicity, and UX. With this tool at hand, we'll be able to scale our work much faster.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We considered two companies, both of which were recommended to us. We choose Cheesecake Lab because we felt they fully understood our needs and were able to proactively help us get from idea to implementation. As a company with no technical staff, we were looking for someone who was able to translate the processes into our understanding.

Describe the project in detail.

Cheesecake Lab has developed a mobile solution (MVP at this point) for us to test if it can actually improve the experience of coaches and support the learner's personalized journey.

What was the team composition?

We were in touch with four people: an initial contact person, a project lead (our go-to person), a UX designer, and front- and backend programmers. Roles were very clear too, which was tremendously helpful.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We're going to start testing in depth next month. However, our initial test shows that we are on the right track. We have received outstanding feedback on the look and feel and have not come across any flaws. Also, due to the agile workflow, we've been going through all details at each step.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

The communication happened through Slack and weekly calls and was super effective. Feedback was extremely well received and we always found a good solution together.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

I have already recommended the company to one of our partners since I really enjoyed their agile workflow and their open and positive communication. I think what most distinguishes Cheesecake Lab though is that they have clear values and strive for creating positive impact beyond just technical solutions.

Are there any areas for improvement?

Nothing I can think of.

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

Custom 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
David Birkhead
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.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am a 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.

The client submitted this review online.

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
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CHEESECAKE LABS SOFTWARE S/A
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Jurisdiction of Formation
Brazil
Id
19.384.141/0001­83
Date of Formation
Dec 6, 2013
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VERIFIED CLIENT REVIEWS
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4.9
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