We make extraordinary mobile apps

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We help companies to plan, build and launch native apps from end to end.

 

Everyone and everything at Chili Labs is driven by a passion for mobile apps, wearable gadgets, ML, AR, and all other newest tech. Our core mission is building years of strong relationships between good companies that we work with.

 

With an incredible in-house team of 28 talented developers, designers, engineers we have released more than 12 different mobile products in a year 2018.

 

Our key focus is on Finance, E-commerce, Messengers and Insurance industries.

 

We share our experience with other developers, communities. That’s why we organize “Mobile Developers Latvia” Meetup, contribute to open source and created a project that already helps rescues, police, and volunteers to save missing people's lives in the Baltic states.

 
$10,000+
 
$50 - $99 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2015
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Riga, Latvia
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Portfolio

Key clients: 

GoLoyal, Mint, Chip, Fastrope Labs, Webmoney, Tecco, Bezvests

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Whynott — have fun with the people around you!

WhyNott is a communications platform for bars, restaurants & venues. This is the application for communication, gathering together, having fun, finding friends and receiving gifts! This is not just a chat, but also free bonuses and special offers to everyone.

Read the case study 👇

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Social Trading Platform

Investment expert in your mobile device. Copy the leading Forex traders automatically!

The challenge

The main difficulty in creating such an app - to remain simple. Forex itself is a very complex industry, with social trading this challenging task is multiplied, as we work with people who are not traders and in most of the times are not familiar with the terminology,

forex levers, operations and are lacking common finance knowledge.

 

The results 

Chili Labs have created mobile Social Trading Platform that is used daily by thousands of people worldwide, helping them to invest money according to their needs.

Now investors have ease of access to all Leader information by their iOS or Android mobile phone or tablet, iPad. Access leaders trading history deals opened, closed and therefore can calculate risks accordingly to planned investment amounts.

 

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Steward — grow your plant family 🌱

Imagine you could hire someone to show you which plants to select, where to place them in your home, and how to comfortably care for them.

How It Works

Your Steward experience begins with your very own Plant Map, showing you what you can grow, where based on your home’s environment.

STEP 1 — Show Steward your space in just a few minutes.

STEP 2 — Steward creates and delivers your

Plant Map within a week.

STEP 3 — Selects and cares for your plants for years to come.

 

Features

  • Identify plants you own;
  • Discover new plants;
  • Plant Doctor support with unlimited messaging;
  • Browse for and shop affordable and healthy plants;
  • Filter for pet friendly;
  • Quarterly plant physical.

 

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Lucid — Dream Journal 💤

A dream app come true — Lucid Dream Discover the world of lucid dreaming with this new stunning looking app. It will help you track your dreams, motivate you to write them down, and help you to spot when you are in a one.

https://chililabs.io/en/lucid-dream-journal/dream-app-come-true.html

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Coordination platform that saves lives

A platform is used by rescuers and police forces. It is used as a custom-tailored solution for the specific needs of your division. Be it border control, rescue missions, coordination or evidence-based software, we can do it all.

https://totherescue.io/

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Mobile Insurance Application

With this app you can easily check your reported claims, apply documents for compensation, or lookup for the closest insurance branch to get a consultation.

 

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Spendo — B2C booking platform

Chili Labs product that helps customers to find best service faster, book online and businesses to manage employees and reservations from a mobile phone.

We offer solution for all companies where the time reservations are essential. It could be beauty, sports, wellness, entertainment and other businesses.

https://hello.spendo.lv/

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iOS & Android Mobile App Dev for Fintech Solutions Company

“They’re very professional and have provided a good solution for us.”

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

Chili Labs provides development services to a fintech solutions company. They’re almost done developing the first version of a mobile app for iOS and Android. The client provided the designs and API specs.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Riga, Latvia
Head, Fintech Solutions Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Chili Labs does their job well, asking good questions and understanding complex documentation while requiring minimal guidance. Trustworthy and communicative, the team thinks ahead about ways to continuously improve the product. They adhere to budget and time estimates.

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 head of IT for a fintech solutions company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Chili Labs?

We needed someone to develop our mobile app.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They developed our mobile app for iOS and Android using Flutter. We did all of the design from our side. We provided some specifications for the API and screens. We’re just finishing the first version of the application.

What is the team composition?

There are two developers, a QA person, and a project manager.

How did you come to work with Chili Labs?

We found them in our local market and chose them over multiple other companies. They’re experienced, good developers.

How much have you invested with them?

We have spent less than $50,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

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

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

They’re very professional and have provided a good solution for us. They think ahead about what could be better or improved upon. They estimated it would take about three months to complete the app, and they’re almost done. They almost met our goals with estimates, time, and budget.

How did Chili Labs perform from a project management standpoint?

They use Jira. We have daily standups to go over our progress and to plan the work for the next day. We have sprint reviews and sprint planning, and then we do a demo of what has been done. Communication is good. They use Slack for communication between our side and theirs. Everyone is open to communicating.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They ask really good questions. We provided a link to documentation that wasn’t very readable, but they got through it and understood almost everything. They do their job very well without asking many irrelevant questions.

Are there any areas they could improve?

There’s nothing specific they need to improve.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

You can trust them. We did a lot of preparation work before, but I believe another customer could probably give the full project cycle to them, and they’d professionally complete it.

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

Custom Software Dev & Design for SaaS Strategy Business

"What really sets Chili Labs apart is their teamwork."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Jan. 2020 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Chili Labs serves as a continuous technology partner, helping the business with its software platform. The team is currently migrating the solution from an MVP to a SaaS product.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Zürich, Switzerland
Erik Geilenkirchen
Founder, IntelligentBoardRoom
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Chili Labs is a responsive partner who is able to overcome hurdles to deliver high-quality work. They've received both positive internal and external feedback on their efforts. They work very well as a team and are consistently committed to creating sound, visually appealing UI/UX.

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 IntelligentBoardRoom. We provide technology that enables an executive to understand if the team can execute the business strategy.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Chili Labs?

We run a technology platform. The development of our technology is outsourced to Chili Labs.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Chili Labs is our technology partner, and they build the technology for our platform. We started off by running our solutions on an iPad. We are now in the process of migrating to SaaS. Chili Labs is our technology partner in this important migration.

What is the team composition?

There are six team members involved, including a project manager.

How did you come to work with Chili Labs?

I started the journey of going from an iPad environment to a SaaS environment in the summer of 2019. I made the wrong choice of technology partner, so I canceled the project in November of 2019.

I had to start fresh and fast. I was searching for a progressive and young company that had done some out-of-the-box things, and I interviewed 4–5 candidates.

I could’ve gone to more established players, but I had much fresher discussions with the Chili Labs team on how to tackle functional and technical problems. That's why I choose them.

How much have you invested with them?

So far, we have invested $175,000 with Chili Labs.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with them in January 2020, and we’re planning the first release for late-August. We will convert all our clients from the iPad version to the new SaaS solution. We plan to continue developing the technology with Chili Labs.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

My measure of success is quite simple, consisting of two key metrics: the first is that we need to have better functionality in the new SaaS solution compared to the iPad solution, and the second is that we need to have a very smart user management system.

In our first tests, our clients loved the new Saas platform. The new platform comes across as very strong and has a great UI/UX. There were no technical issues in the pre-production versions, which showed the quality of Chili Labs' work.

We looked at which sprints were going to be difficult at the beginning of the project, and I’ve tracked the team's progress with those. I find them to be extremely responsive.

Of course, we’ll always come across things we hadn’t thought about, and navigating those hurdles shows the quality and agility of the team we’re working with. 

There, I’m extremely happy with Chili Labs, and so are my clients. We have preproduction versions that our clients are actually working with, and we have no technical issues at all.

How did Chili Labs perform from a project management standpoint?

We do everything in Slack and through a series of design tools. We have one project leader, and 90% of my communication is with him. Chili Labs is a young, creative group of people with very structured mindsets. 

The team is extremely interested in building an excellent UI. They’re UX-focused, and they combine that with their structured thinking on the backend.

Their project management is very strong, and they do their work on time and within the budget. There are no surprises.

What did you find most impressive about them?

What really sets Chili Labs apart is their teamwork. They work seamlessly together, and there is no ego and no politics. They are creative in their solutions and very responsive. You can see that they have their hearts in everything they do.

As a client, I will envisage how I want things to look, but not everything I’ll come up with is smart or translatable into software. They are very comfortable coming back and telling me when I get something wrong or if there’s a better way to do it. 

We talk about it and we move on. This is important to have in a software building team. Without it, we’ll get our mistakes integrated into the software. I like their technical solutions. They produce sound and good-looking UI/UX.

They’re also deeply concerned about the structure of the backend and frontend and about the governance structure of the system — the relationships between administrators and the different levels of users we have in the systems. That’s very important because we work with a lot of personal data.

Do you have any advice for future clients of theirs?

To really get the most out of the partnership, the client needs to be open to constructive feedback. If they’re just looking for a team that will do exactly what they’re told, they shouldn’t go to Chili Labs. 

If you are looking for a partner that thinks with you and, in the interest of a better solution, will always give you constructive feedback, you should work with Chili Labs. They are a smart bunch of people who are fun to work with.

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

Mobile App Dev for Software Contracting Company

“They’re in it to make sure that we fully cross the finish line, and they get us there as one big team.”

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

Chili Labs designed and developed an iOS app for an architecture firm. They coded in Swift and implemented designs provided to them. The team deployed the app to the App Store and continue to do maintenance.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Washington, D.C.
Product Operations Manager, Software Contracting Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Chili Labs went above and beyond to scale resources and ensure that the app was delivered ahead of time due to unforeseen circumstances. Customers can expect a flexible partner that not only excels at development but also provides actionable insights on product launch and App Store deployment.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

We’re a software contracting company. We bring in certain clients and build out whatever technical items that they need, such as websites, apps, and platforms. I recently became product operations manager.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Chili Labs?

The overall project was to design and develop a mobile app for an architecture firm.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Chili Labs developed the app for iOS, and there’s a possibility of doing an Android version in the future. They coded in Swift. My team built out designs on Sketch and InVision, and Chili Labs implemented those designs into the app. Once development was completed, they helped us with the deployment to the App Store. 

What is the team composition?

We’ve worked with three people.

How did you come to work with Chili Labs?

They were brought in by my boss before I joined the company, so I’m not sure how we came across them. I do know that we’ve worked with other iOS teams on other projects, and for something that was of this scale, Chili Labs was the best route to take based on their experience, team size, and capabilities in general.

How much have you invested with them?

It’s a big project for a sizeable client. We’ve spent between $50,000–$200,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked on the project in 2018 for a bit, and then it was put on pause for a while. We started working on it again in late summer 2019.

The project is ongoing; the majority of it is completed, but Chili Labs is still doing maintenance. If anything comes up, we reach out to them, and they resolve it pretty quickly.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We’re extremely happy with everything that they’ve done. We were supposed to release the app to the App Store at the end of April; however, with everything going on with COVID, our client really wanted to expedite the process so that people working from home could have access to this app. That moved our deadline up by a month-and-a-half, and Chili Labs absolutely crushed it. They were great about being flexible and understanding of the situation. They worked with us on a daily basis to ensure that the earlier deadline was met.

How did Chili Labs perform from a project management standpoint?

We had daily standup calls. Chili Labs coordinated with us to make sure that everything was implemented with the most detail possible. They understood everything as best they could and were extremely fluid. Some teams need everything spelled out, but Chili Labs was flexible. For instance, if we wanted to move a button, they would just know what we meant, and we wouldn’t have to redo all of the designs. They even did some designs on their side. With the App Store submission, they knew what designs would help us get approved, so they were extremely helpful there.

Their communication is great, as is their ability to meet deadlines. There are times when outside factors affect deadlines, whether it’s on our side, Chili’s side, or the client’s side. They’re great at the work that they do. They use Jira and Confluence very well. When we gave them designs, they were great with InVision and understood how to use the markups. They’re also great with App Store Connect and TestFlight for iOS testing.

What did you find most impressive about them?

There are a couple of parts. When we first started out, it was a smaller project and wasn’t super time-consuming, but as soon as the deadline changed, they brought in a few more people to make sure that we could make that deadline. Their team size is definitely one thing that helps them stand out, as well as their technical abilities. When we ask them to do something different or out of the norm, they do their research and figure out the best way they can do it to save cost and time.

Overall, their understanding of the Swift platform as well as what it takes to get an iOS app through the App Store is great. Since they’re mainly a mobile studio, they have a lot of experience with uploading apps to the App Store, so they’re extremely helpful with knowing exactly what the Apple team is looking for as far as approving and denying apps. Chili Labs truly goes that extra mile to ensure the app will be accepted by the App Store. They let us know what we needed to change before we went through the whole process of submitting the app. They’re not in it to just build the app and be done with it; they’re in it to make sure that we fully cross the finish line, and they get us there as one big team. 

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, there’s nothing I can think of. They’ve been great across the board.

Any advice for potential customers?

They were great, so my advice to somebody looking to use them would be to trust them. You can put a lot of work and responsibility on their shoulders, and they always take care of it and figure out how to get things done.

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

Mobile App Dev for Online Interview Software Company

“They’re really adaptable.”

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

Chili Labs built native iOS and Android apps. They did front- and backend development, added video and chatbot features, and implemented designs and APIs provided by internal stakeholders. The work is ongoing.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Harvey Bennett
Co-Founder & Chief Strategy Officer, Searchie
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Chili Labs met all of the milestones and were accommodating of scope change requests, ultimately delivering apps that have been positively received by the internal team. Responsive and flexible, they communicated seamlessly and managed the project well with Slack, Jira, and bi-weekly check-ins.

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 and chief strategy officer at Searchie. We use video and machine intelligence to help understand people’s behaviors and then how they’re going to behave in their organization.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Chili Labs?

We brought Chili Labs on to help us with mobile app development.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Chili Labs developed two native applications on Android and two native applications on iOS. They used features, including video, chatbots, and some APIs, to pull questions for the video interviews. Our team provided them with all of the designs and APIs. They did both front- and backend development.

What is the team composition?

I think there were five developers plus 1–2 QA people.

How did you come to work with Chili Labs?

We underwent a discovery process and looked at several different vendors. 

How much have you invested with them?

I believe we’ve spent about $25,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

My company started working with Chili Labs in January 2020. We’ve finished two phases, and we’re reviewing what we want to do next.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

They hit all of the milestones on time. They have been very, very responsive. Everyone on my team is very positive about the apps.

How did Chili Labs perform from a project management standpoint?

We had bi-weekly catchups with the team, and we used Slack to communicate directly with them in the middle of those periods. We also used Jira. They were really communicative. We had a couple of changes mid-project, and they were very good about accommodating them.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They’re really adaptable. The changes that we had in the middle of the project were quite significant, so they were very good at being agile with that and helping us to deliver on what we needed.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Generally, they were really good. In the early stages, there may have been some confusion on communication; we might not have been clear, and they might not have asked some questions that could’ve provided clarity to them, but that was a two-sided thing.

Any advice for potential customers?

The more that you ask of them, the more they will deliver.

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

Mobile App Dev for Software Dev Agency Internal Project

"They provided comments with valuable content and advice, which was highly appreciated."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Nov. 2019 - Mar. 2020
Project summary: 

Chili Labs augmented resources to support the development of an in-house mobile application for a software agency. Following specifications, the team helped to build the hybrid app using the Flutter framework.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Tallinn, Estonia
Alexander Marcinkevicius
Founder, Geekchester
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Chili Labs facilitated effective collaboration to enable the successful delivery of a satisfying platform. The team managed its responsibilities effectively to exceed management expectations. They provided insight and produced superior deliverables efficiently to support a productive 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 founder of a software house that builds software for companies and ourselves.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Chili Labs?

We had to develop a mobile application for ourselves.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We’re engineers, so we didn’t take a classic outsourcing approach. Instead of actually asking for business analysts or designers, we wrote the specifications. Our team provided unique analysis, designs, and requirements. Their team helped build the application for iOS and Android with the Flutter framework.

What is the team composition?

I was in contact with the person who manages the organization. At first, we worked with one engineer who was accompanied by an analyst. After a couple of weeks, we proceeded with just the engineer because we were comfortable with assigning tasks.

How did you come to work with Chili Labs?

My business partner had previous experience with Chili Labs. I trusted his advice and decided to work with them

How much have you invested with them?

We spent €20,000 (approximately $22,000 USD) on their services.

What is the status of this engagement?

Our work started in November 2019 and wrapped up in March 2020.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Based on our previous experience with different organizations, we're satisfied with Chili Labs' ability to create software. Their team was quite good. 

How did Chili Labs perform from a project management standpoint?

Chili Labs used JIRA, but we used GitLab to organize ourselves. It was astonishing. Their team was good and exceed expectations in some cases. We worked well together.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Chili Labs delivered quickly. They provided comments with valuable content and advice, which was highly appreciated.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, not that I can think of right away.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

If you’re in our position, trust their expertise and go on with them.

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

Mobile App Development for Lucid Dream Project

"Working with Chili Labs to work on an app for me was the best experience I've had so far."

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

Chili Labs built a lucid dream journaling Android app for a startup aimed at teaching people how to lucid dream. 

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Tallin, Estonia
Toms Jankovskis
Founder, Lucid Dreaming Startup
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The product delivered by Chili Labs was high-quality and rapidly delivered. Their team worked quickly and overcame all difficulties without any added expenses to their scope. 

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

One-man-army company with me, myself and I. I brainstorm App ideas, hire developers of it, and do my own marketing.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

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

Chili Labs built an Android app for me, based on designs I provided.

What were your goals for this project?

I wanted to build a stable, smooth and beautiful app and Chili Labs delivered :)

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

After many bad experiences with many freelancers and agencies. Working with Chili Labs to work on an App for me was the best experience I've had so far. They work very quick, communicate clearly and most importantly - deliver amazing quality work on budget and on schedule.

Describe the project in detail.

The App they developed is a dream journaling app, aimed to help people learn Lucid dreaming - which is a skill to realise when you are in a dream. Once aware (lucid) in a dream, you can explore your subconscious mind though the dream environment. Talk to dream characters, fly and do much more. Chili Labs delivered the App very fast. I already had the designs so they based the App on my provided designs.

What was the team composition?

Chili Labs can work independently, or if the client prefers, they can keep client in the loop with ongoing questions and challenges. I like to be in the loop. I was assigned a project manager, but ofter I also chose to talk to the developer directly to discuss more technical aspects. Overall it was a great experience.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

App was built very fast - definitely within the deadline. There were no "unexpected" expenses - it stayed within the budget which is great. Quality is excellent and App is as stable and as smooth has it can be.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

Very effective and friction-less.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Mostly I was impressed with how fast they work and how quickly they can overcome difficulties. And of course quality of the job is also just as impressive.

Are there any areas for improvement?

Not really

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 App & AR Dev for Mobile App Startup

“They ask great questions.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Jan. 2019 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Chili Labs spearheaded the development of an iOS app for an emerging startup. They’ve also helped with emerging technology efforts. The client plans to engage them for an Andriod build soon.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
New York, New York
Co-Founder, Mobile App Startup
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The team has exceeded expectations, consistently meeting the deadlines they set for themselves. Settling into the client’s workflow, they integrated into several project management systems, including Jira, Slack, and Zoom. Their accommodating attitude made them ideal collaborators.

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 and CEO of a startup.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Chili Labs?

We hired them to support mobile app development.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Working mostly on the frontend, they helped us build an iOS app that’ll be used for growing plants. They’ve also started supporting some of our AR and emerging tech efforts as well. We intend to work with them on Andriod apps in the future. 

What is the team composition?

We have 2–3 of their teammates working on the project.

How did you come to work with Chili Labs?

We found them via referral from another founder.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started this collaboration around August 2018 and are still working together. 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

They’ve been extraordinary partners who’re incredibly good at estimating timelines. In my experience, it's difficult to count on the accuracy of deadlines. But, they’ve been hitting milestones, which is notable. 

How did Chili Labs perform from a project management standpoint?

They were flexible in adopting all of the project management tools used by our internal team: Jira, Slack, and Zoom.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They ask great questions. The team is able to manage a more hands-on project or one with more rigid requirements. Super independent, they’re capable and helpful in both situations.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I know they’re growing and would’ve liked to collaborate with more of their team members, particularly their backend people. Even so, everything they do, they excel in.

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 Digital Product Development Firm

“I’d recommend them as a professional player in the mobile app development field.”

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

Chili Labs helped a digital product development firm build an iOS and Android app for a client. They oversaw the coding, did some design work, and led a support phase.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Riga, Latvia
CEO, Digital Product Dev Firm
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Chili Labs fosters a seamless collaboration by delivering high-quality work and solving problems quickly. As a partner, they’re agile, flexible, and timely.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the CEO of Tecco, a digital product development firm. We do web and mobile development and deliver custom solutions for our customers.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Chili Labs?

We have our own development team, but when we don’t have enough resources, we partner with an external team.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Chili Labs is helping us develop an iOS and Android app for a client. My team did the infrastructure and backend, and they were responsible for coding. They used Swift for iOS development and custom technologies for Android development.

Chili Labs also provided some design services. At the beginning, the client provided the designs, but occasionally they needed a prompt screen design, which is what Chili Labs did.

What is the team composition?

There’s a project manager, at least three iOS and three Android developers, 1–2 designers, the CTO, the CEO, and a QA specialist.

How did you come to work with Chili Labs?

We found Chili Labs through a recommendation. They’d helped us with small projects.

How much have you invested with them?

My company has spent more than €100,000 euros (approximately $10,950 USD).

What is the status of this engagement?

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

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Chili Labs is the perfect team for us. I’d recommend them as one of the most professional companies on the market here. They solve problems very promptly and effectively. We’re happy with the quality of their work.

How did Chili Labs perform from a project management standpoint?

It was a two-scoped project at the beginning with iOS and Android development. Chili Labs also offered a support phase. They did their job very quickly and delivered the projects on time. We worked on 1–2-week sprints. We like that they’re very flexible and agile.

What did you find most impressive about them?

I only have good things to say about the partnership.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, there’s nothing I’d have them change.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They provided lower rates to us so we could do the work as well.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I’d recommend them as a professional player in the mobile app development field. They’re very good. They’re one of the best in Latvia.

CryptoWallet App Dev for Software Development Company

“They’ve always helped us find effective solutions.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Apr. 2019 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Chili Labs provides development solutions for mobile software projects. They worked on iOS and Android development using Swift, Kotlin, and Java. They’ve also offer multilanguage support.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Tallinn, Estonia
CTO, Software Dev Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The Chili Labs team always provides good deliverables, defining the projects clearly and demonstrating excellent programming skills. They are communicative and enthusiastic, improving their project management throughout the course of the work.

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 an Estonian company working on software solutions development.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Chili Labs?

We needed a mobile solution for one of our projects. We first tried looking for partners in Estonia but came back to our usual collaborators.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They developed our iOS app using Swift, with Kotlin and Java for the Android one. We used Twine to raise multilanguage support, as well as other components.

What is the team composition?

I was in touch with their project manager and two team leads, but there were six more people assigned, plus a designer. We had 2–3 working on the project at certain times as well.

How did you come to work with Chili Labs?

I’d known them for many years, and I knew that they’d developed an effective company. They prepared a very good proposal for us, keeping in mind all the things we’d need during the project. They seemed to have very good knowledge of project management and gave us a good deal in terms of money/services.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve worked on three projects with them, and the overall cost has been above $300,000. The current one was over $100,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started the prototyping phase around April 2019, and the collaboration is ongoing. We have two active projects.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

They’ve always helped us find effective solutions. They know much more about mobile apps than we do, so they’ve helped us define tasks, as well as very good programming skills.

How did Chili Labs perform from a project management standpoint?

They did need a bit of improvement with management in the beginning, but they’ve become quite effective since then, and everything ran well regardless. It was all done on time, aside from a few small items.

We’re also working with them on a client project, which is done in scrum. Almost all milestones were met on time, every time. If there was a possible delay, we always collaborated on managing it.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They always tried to improve, not only their knowledge but also their organizational skills. They’ve implemented systems to minimize the delays, as well as automated testing for each deployment. They’re always moving forward.

Are there any areas they could improve?

The project manager assigned to us wasn’t always online as he was sometimes busy with other projects. However, this is normal and wasn’t a problem for us.

We also had some tasks for which they didn’t have the technical skills yet, but they tried to find a solution.

Do you have any advice for future clients of theirs?

No.

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

iOS App Dev for Online Casino Games Company

“They’re professionals and communicate as such. They’re organized and will discuss any problems as they arise.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Jun. 2019 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Chili Labs redeveloped an iOS gaming app. By converting the app’s code from HTML 5 to native Swift, the final product complies with new regulations.

The Reviewer
 
1000+ Employees
 
Riga, Latvia
Zhanis Jegermanis
Product Owner, Online Casino Game Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

So far, the project has gone well. Chili Labs has delivered a quality product in a short timeframe and prevented the app’s discontinuation. Their team has provided services outside of their original scope to ensure the project’s success. They exhibit professionalism perfectly.  

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 product owner of an online casino game.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Chili Labs?

Apple changed their guidelines for gaming applications, so we needed to convert the coding for our game from HTML 5 to native Swift code. Otherwise, our games could be discontinued.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They used Swift coding to develop our iOS app.

What is the team composition?

There are two people working on our team.

How did you come to work with Chili Labs?

They were the first company we interviewed. We were really impressed by their technical knowledge, and they answered all of our questions perfectly.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in June 2019, and the project is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

So far, our experience has been amazing. We were nervous that we wouldn’t be able to complete the project by our deadline, but they kicked the project off very quickly. They were able to develop faster than I expected, and I’m impressed that they were able to deliver a quality product.

They often go beyond what we expect. For example, one of their employees was at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), and he went out of his way to ask questions and get feedback for us. It was just one additional thing we didn’t even ask for.

How did Chili Labs perform from a project management standpoint?

They’re professionals and communicate as such. They’re organized and will discuss any problems as they arise. They always deliver on time.

What did you find most impressive about them?

In addition to their expertise, their professionalism and communication skills are fantastic.

Are there any areas they could improve?

 No, I only have good things to say about them.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

I would definitely recommend them.

5.0
Overall Score I’m really happy with their work.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Deadlines were met.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Having an internal developer at our company would have cost us more.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They’ve done things above and beyond what we’ve asked. They add more effort for what we’re paying them.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I’d recommend them to anyone.
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Business Entity
Business Entity Name
Chili
Status
Active
Jurisdiction of Formation
Latvia
Id
40103993933
Date of Formation
May 18, 2016
Client Reviews
VERIFIED CLIENT REVIEWS
13
OVERALL REVIEW RATING
5.0
Source
Clutch
LAST UPDATED
July 23, 2020