Celebrating 10 Years of Building the Best Apps

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Since 2009, we've created 250+ digital products — from mobile & web apps to blockchain & artificial intelligence technologies for startups, Fortune 500s, growing businesses, & non-profits around the globe. Think of us not as your agency but as your technical partner.

 

What does it mean for Chop Dawg to be your technical partner? Think of it as the difference between us sitting next to you at the table vs. across. It’s our job as a technical partner to guide clients towards the best technology match possible that works best for them in the long term.

 

Why work with us at Chop Dawg? As your partner, we operate in full transparency, unlike most in our industry. Set-rate, pay-as-you-go, fair pricing. Detailed project roadmaps & deliverable schedules. Quick response times. Weekly & bi-weekly project status meetings. Assigned project managers, developers, designers, QA-testers. Assistance on server infrastructure, product testing, & even launch. We will have your back & will always be there for you.

 

Our Focus Includes 

  • Product Strategy
  • Prototyping & Demonstrating
  • User Interface Design
  • App Icon, Logo, & Branding Design
  • iOS (iPhone/iPad) App Development
  • Android App Development
  • Website App Development
  • Wearable App Development
  • eCommerce Development
  • WordPress Development
  • Augmented & Virtual Reality App Development
  • Artificial Intelligence & Chatbot App Development
  • Blockchain, ICO & Cryptocurrency Programming
  • Security, Encryption, & Compliances
  • Mobile Backend Engineering
  • Quality Assurance (QA) & Product Testing
  • App Analytics Integration & Marketing
 
$25,000+
 
$100 - $149 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2009
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Philadelphia, PA
headquarters
  • 1703 N. Howard Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19122
    United States
other locations

Portfolio

Key clients: 

Jurvo, Hilton, Six Flags, Wawa, Siemens, Jurvo, Sprouts, Phindre, Zenvst, Find a Gig, Rhodes 101, Workshop It, SpotScore, PawPass, Light Bulb Finder, SmashBrackets, Guest-Rm, Treasurebee, Commment, Plot, Dissolve, Greenskeeper, Citizen's Cafe, Waypoint, Hire.Bid

Workshop It

Workshop It is a responsive website application designed to help teachers easily get connected with paying students, and students active to learn more connected with teachers educating on subject matter that fascinates them the most.

Workshop It was built as a responsive website application using PHP with Laravel, MySQL, HTML5, and CSS3. For the administrator and server-side, we also used PHP with Laravel. The frontend website was created using WordPress, HTML5, and CSS3.

Guest-Rm

Guest-Rm is a responsive website application that offers a brand new way to host friends and family with lodging accommodations. 

It was built on PHP with Laravel using HTML5, CSS3, and Java. The frontend website uses WordPress which is also supported by PHP and MySQL.

 

Phindre

Phindre (pronounced finder) is a soon-to-be iPhone application that striving to replace the need for realtors in residential and commercial real estate transactions all throughout the United States. 

Phindre was designed to be built as an iPhone and Android application using React Native and with REST APIs, supporting iOS 11, iOS 12, and Android 8, Android 9. For the administrator and server-side, we will be programming with PHP with Laravel.

Jurvo

Jurvo is a machine-learning, artificially intelligent chatbot that helps connect you with the best fitting attorney, no matter your circumstances. 

Jurvo is an iPhone and Android application built on the React framework using PHP with Laravel. On the administrator and server-side, we used PHP with Laravel as well. The frontend website was created using WordPress, HTML5 and CSS3.

Zenvst

A new generation of investors is voraciously seeking to learn how cryptocurrency works, operates, and how they should invest in it. Zenvst offers this new generation of investors a crypto-central hub that helps them to safely invest and learn.

Zenvst was built as an iPhone application using Swift and with REST APIs, supporting iOS 11 and iOS 12. For the administrator and server-side, we used PHP with Laravel. The frontend website was created using WordPress, HTML5, and CSS3.

Find a Gig

Find a Gig is built to help employers find talented and qualified part-time employees in their local areas. 

We built Find a Gig as a responsive website application using PHP with Laravel, MySQL, HTML5, and CSS3. For the administrator and server-side, we also used PHP with Laravel. The frontend website was created using WordPress, HTML5, and CSS3.

Sprouts

Sprouts is designed to lower the cost of entry for those interested in investing and obtaining cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum, and other alternative coins.

The application was built as an iPhone application using Swift, REST APIs, and made to support iOS 11. Sprouts was also built as a responsive website application, supporting PHP with Laravel, HTML5, CSS3.

PawPass

PawPass is a paid monthly subscription service that provides special discounts, promotions, products, and services for our four-legged friends. 

The application was developed on WordPress using PHP with Laravel, HTML5, and CSS3. PawPass also supported the WooCommerce subscription plugin, and the Stripe Merchant API for processing transactions.

Rhodes 101

For the thousands of customers that frequent Rhodes’ twenty-nine Rhodes 101 convenience stores in Southeast Missouri and Southern Illinois, the new iPhone and Android application has given them a big extra dose of fast service.

Rhodes was built as an iPhone and Android application using React Native and with REST APIs, supporting iOS 11, iOS 12, and Android 8, Android 9. For the administrator and server-side, we used PHP with Laravel.

Light Bulb Finder

To help citizens make better purchasing decisions for the environment (and their monthly electric bills), Light Bulb Finder was built as a responsive website application with the support of the state of Wisconsin and their Focus on Energy initiative.

We built the application as a responsive website application using PHP with Laravel, MySQL, HTML5, and CSS3. For the administrator and server-side, we programmed the app in PHP with Laravel. The frontend website was created using WordPress, HTML5, and CSS3.

Citizen's Cafe

Citizen's Cafe is a responsive website application designed to help combat fake news and the spread of propaganda. It is a platform for breeding community-based investigative journalism and community-shared evidence. 

We designed Citizen’s Cafe to be built as a responsive website application using PHP with Laravel, MySQL, HTML5, and CSS3. For the administrator and server-side, we also will be using PHP with Laravel. The frontend website was created using WordPress, HTML5, and CSS

 

SmashBrackets

SmashBrackets is an iPhone application that creates a more hands-on music discovery experience for music lovers, musicians/artists, and creatives through gamification. We built the app using Swift, REST APIs, and made to support iOS 10 and 11. On the administrator and server-side, we used PHP with Laravel. The frontend website was created using WordPress, HTML5, and CSS3.

Treasurebee

Treasurebee is a fully responsive website application and marketplace, built to allow buyers and sellers the ability connect, buy, sell and trade via live streaming and real-time messaging. We built Treasurebee as a responsive website application using PHP with Laravel, MySQL, HTML5, and CSS3. For the administrator and server-side, we also used PHP with Laravel. The frontend website was created using WordPress, HTML5, and CSS3.

Commment

Commment is a fully-functioning, responsive website application built to help internal teams and companies better manage their day-to-day communications and customer support. Commment was built as a responsive website application using PHP with Laravel, MySQL, HTML5, and CSS3. For the administrator and server-side, we also used PHP with Laravel. The frontend website was created using WordPress, HTML5, and CSS3.

Hire.Bid

Hire.Bid is a fully responsive website application which provides an easy-to-use marketplace between professionals and buyers, offering professionals the ability to auction off their availability for services to buyers to increase their revenue and customer base. Hire.Bid was built as a responsive website application using PHP, MySQL, HTML5, and CSS3. For the administrator and server-side, we also used PHP. The frontend website was created using HTML5 and CSS3.

Waypoint

Waypoint is a location-based iPhone application that allows friends to keep their friend groups together and connect with new friends at live events, without the need of a cellular or wireless connection. Waypoint was built as an iPhone application using Swift and with REST APIs, and to support iOS 10 and 11. For the administrator and server-side, we used PHP with Laravel. The frontend website was created using WordPress, HTML5, and CSS3.

Greenskeeper

Greenskeeper is an iPhone application for the largest social network to golf in the world, giving users the ability to engage with golf courses and golfers from around the globe. Greenskeeper was built as an iPhone application using Objective-C and with REST APIs. Greenskeeper was made to support iOS 8 and 9. For the administrator and server-side, we used PHP.

Dissolve

Dissolve is an iPhone application that will provide friend groups the enhanced ability to have carefully thought-out, intellectual conversations about the topics that interest them the most. It was built as an iPhone application using Swift and with REST APIs. Dissolve was made to support iOS 10 and 11. For the administrator and server-side, we used PHP with Laravel. The frontend website was created using WordPress, HTML5, and CSS3.

BraapApp

BraapApp is an iPhone application designed to help competitive racers and organizers improve the process of registration and day-of-race logistics. BraapApp was designed to be built as an iPhone application using Swift and with REST APIs. BraapApp will support iOS 11. For the administrator and server-side, we will be using PHP with Laravel. The frontend website will be created using WordPress, HTML5, CSS3.

Plot

PLOT is a responsive website application built to help make the funeral planning process for your loved ones easier, more affordable, and quicker than anything else in the industry.

We built PLOT as a responsive website application using PHP with Laravel, MySQL, HTML5, and CSS3. For the administrator and server-side, we also used PHP with Laravel. The frontend website was created using WordPress, HTML5, and CSS3.

SpotScore

SpotScore is an iPhone and Android application designed and developed to help buyers, sellers, and real estate agents learn more about each other and help drive real estate transactions quicker than ever before.

SpotScore is an iPhone and Android application built on the React framework using PHP with Laravel. On the administrator and server-side, we used PHP with Laravel as well. The frontend website was created using WordPress, HTML5 and CSS3.

Reviews

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App Development for Mental Health Awareness Nonprofit

“They've exceeded our expectations.”

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

Overseeing both design and development, ChopDawg is building an iOS/Android application. The app is intended to foster connections among people from around the world based on their interests.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Gabby Frost
Founder, Buddy Project
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The in-house team is impressed with the design and ChopDawg's ability to capture the purpose of the app. ChopDawg goes above and beyond to meet all needs, while their personable approach, commitment, and ability to deliver ahead of deadlines make them a reliable partner.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I'm the founder of Buddy Project. We're a nonprofit aiming to prevent suicide and raise mental health awareness.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with ChopDawg?

We wanted to create a mobile app, but we didn't have the technical expertise. We needed a vendor to help us translate our ideas into reality.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They're building an app for iOS and Android. We've just finished the design process and we're now in the development phase. The app will match people with their buddies from anywhere around the world. Users can enter their interests and get a list of people with similar interests. Then, they can choose who they want to connect with. We want to foster growth and strong connections, so users can only get a limited number of connections a week.

What is the team composition?

We've worked with their CEO, a project manager, a designer, and a couple of developers.

How did you come to work with ChopDawg?

We wanted to work with a local company. We liked ChopDawg's mission and the examples of their past work, so we felt comfortable choosing them.

How much have you invested with them?

By the end of the engagement, we will have spent about $25,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

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

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We're impressed with the design. They implemented our ideas and recommended the ways we could improve them, so the design turned out amazing. It really fits the vibe of the app, which is exactly what we wanted.

How did ChopDawg perform from a project management standpoint?

They deliver everything on time or ahead of schedule, so we've been very pleased. They send me email reminders and we use UberConference to communicate, both of which work very well for us.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They've exceeded our expectations. They're invested in the project and form strong connections with their clients. I've always felt comfortable talking to them.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I can't think of anything.

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 Prototype for Funeral Services Company

“It’s been a great experience so far.”

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

ChopDawg.com has created a prototype of a mobile application for the funeral industry. After funding is secured, they’ll build out the platform for iOS and Android devices.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Founder, Willow
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The prototype looks very professional and accurately reflects the vision for the final product. ChopDawg.com continues to manage the project efficiently and communicate responsively as they make changes based on consumer feedback. They’re a valuable resource and a great development partner.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the CEO and co-founder of Willow. We’re working on a modern mobile application for the funeral industry.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Chopdawg.com?

I needed a vendor to develop the application.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

So far, ChopDawg.com has created a prototype of the mobile app that I can share with investors. After I secure enough funding, the team will build out iOS and Android versions of the platform.

What is the team composition?

I’m working with a four-person team.

How did you come to work with Chopdawg.com?

I searched for development agencies located in Philadelphia and interviewed multiple candidates. In my meeting with ChopDawg.com, the owner took the time to thoroughly explain the company’s capabilities and approach. They were willing to hold my hand throughout the project, from start to finish.

How much have you invested with them?

So far, we’ve spent about $20,000 on their services.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started the project in September 2018, and the work is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Chopdawg.com delivered a professional prototype that resembles a fully functioning application. We held several focus groups, and their team has been good about quickly implementing changes based on consumer feedback.

How did Chopdawg.com perform from a project management standpoint?

They’re very communicative. We use InVision to share information about the application and Google to facilitate conference calls and screen sharing. The owner responds to emails and texts immediately, going above and beyond to address all of our concerns. The lead developer works remotely and travels often, but always sets aside time to join calls at my convenience.

What did you find most impressive about them?

The owner leads his team and manages the project efficiently. Aside from technical work, he also provided a lot of helpful and valuable insight on how to run a business.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I can’t think of anything. It’s been a great experience so far. I’ve been recommending them to friends looking for assistance with projects similar to mine.

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

Web App Dev for Legal Services Firm

"We appreciated that their team was vigilant and brought issues to our attention." 

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Aug. 2018–Ongoing
Project summary: 

ChopDawg developed a web app for a legal service provider. They built the platform using various technologies and incorporated payment tools for bank account access and net worth analysis.  

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
San Francisco, California
Co-Founder, Accelestate
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Though it has not launched to the market yet, the app fulfills expectations and was delivered on time. The ChopDawg team was attentive and proactive as they consistently found and solved issues. Although more QA could be helpful, their team of strong developers produced high-quality work.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the co-founder of Accelestate. We provide a platform for legal services to make wills, track net worth, and other tools.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with ChopDawg?

We hired ChopDawg to develop the entire application for us. After an unsatisfying experience with a previous developer, we wanted a team to create a functional product.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We provided their team with our designs for the platform. They created the web app using a range of technologies, including HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and PHP. Their developers handled all backend and database creation. They integrated Plaid into the system so users can connect their bank accounts to the program.

What is the team composition?

They provided two project managers and a lead developer. There were also a few others working with us.

How did you come to work with ChopDawg?

We began looking for a company with experience in our industry and followed a recommendation. After reaching out to ChopDawg, we knew they were the right choice because of their expertise and pricing.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent around $50,000 on the project.

What is the status of this engagement?

We began working together in August 2018 and we’re about to launch the app.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Because the app isn’t live yet, we don’t have any specific metrics. However, ChopDawg did a great job building the product and knowing the technical limitations.

How did ChopDawg perform from a project management standpoint?

We had biweekly conference calls and primarily communicated through email and phone. They were available for changes and other needs.

What did you find most impressive about them?

We appreciated that their team was vigilant and brought issues to our attention. They guided us through the project and we’re pleased with our experience.

Are there any areas they could improve?

It’d be helpful if they improved their QA process so we didn’t have to do as much on our end.

4.5
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    We got our money’s worth.
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    The quality was very good, and they scoped the project out well.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Mobile App Prototype Dev for Medical Training Tech Startup

"They really went above and beyond to meet my needs."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Sep. 2016 - Jan. 2018
Project summary: 

ChopDawg built a mobile app prototype for a medical training program. They created 200 screens to show various scenarios and tested the prototype with medical providers.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Founder, Steps Insitu
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The in-house team presented the prototype at a national convention and the feedback from industry leaders has been overwhelmingly positive. Going beyond the scope of work, ChopDawg helped accomplish all goals, while their ability to address issues quickly helped the project go smoothly.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I'm the CEO and founder of Steps Insitu. We provide scenarios and educational programs for medical professionals, training them for high-risk deliveries and natal situations where they need interventions. Our program is an open-ended software that unfolds differently based on a user’s situation.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with ChopDawg?

I needed a vendor to help me build a non-functional prototype for my mobile application. I wanted to use it to seek out funding and investors.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They designed a prototype in InVision. Initially, I wanted to build five or six different pathways to show what the application could do, but we went above and beyond what the contract originally stated. We ended up creating 200 screens instead of 10, so I was able to run a whole scenario without any coding. They also tested the prototype and dealt with a group of medical personnel, pushing the current technology past its boundaries.  

What is the team composition?

I mostly worked with one designer.

How did you come to work with ChopDawg?

It was my first experience developing an application, so I was looking for a local company. I wanted to be able to have a face-to-face meeting with their owner, get their ideas, and learn from them. That was the main reason I chose them.

How much have you invested with them?

I spent about $20,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

I worked with them between September 2018–January 2019.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

I recently attended a National Convention for the American Academy of Pediatrics. I was able to share a poster presentation based on the application use for education resuscitation program. I provided a couple of screenshots, demonstrating what my application looked like and the feedback was very positive. People liked how clean and easy to use the interface was. The response from the leaders in the field was also very favorable.

How did ChopDawg perform from a project management standpoint?

We communicated back and forth via email or phone almost every other day to make sure the project was going smoothly. We also used UberConference to stay in touch. They were very responsive and quickly addressed any issues that came up.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They were very patient and accommodating to my last-minute changes. They really went above and beyond to meet my needs.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I can't think of anything. It was a bit rough at the beginning because they didn't have any medical background and I didn't have their level of technical skills. But we worked through all the challenges successfully.

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 Mobile App Dev for Cuddling App

“Communication was amazing, and they solved a lot of the problems we faced as a startup.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Jan. 2013 - Sept. 2013
Project summary: 

ChopDawg.com helped a startup design and develop a first to market cuddling app for iOS. They built wireframes, designed the entire app, coded and developed it, and fulfilled Apple Store requirements.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
San Francisco, California
Founder, Cuddlebids
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

After the launch, ChopDawg.com helped increase market visibility through their network of connections, which led to a successful acquisition two years later. The partnership was framed in mutual respect, communication, trustworthiness, and a willingness to go the extra mile.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I'm currently a partner at a venture capital firm in the Silicon Valley area. I'm also the founder and CEO of a spatial computing company in Menlo Park.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with ChopDawg.com?

When we engaged them, I was working at a startup. My co-founder discovered brick and mortar cuddling shops during a trip to Japan. We decided to make a first to market cuddling application for iOS. We didn’t have any iOS developers on staff, so we considered our options outside the company.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

The app was for iOS only. We came up with the idea, but they did everything else. Their involvement included wireframes, the entire design, coding, development, fulfillment of Apple Store requirements, and working with AWS. From conception to rollout, they supported us through every step of the process. Once we launched, they stuck around and resolved any issues we had with version updates or bug fixes. They were always willing to help, even after their contract was done.

What is the team composition?

In all, we worked with three or four full-time developers and engineers, including a full stack developer, backend specialist, and a few other team members. They were committed throughout the whole duration of the project.

How did you come to work with ChopDawg.com?

After we decided to use a vendor to help us build the app, we met with over 25 teams over the course of three months. ChopDawg was very sharp and hands-on, so we had a follow-up call with them. They flew cross-country to meet with us face to face, so we knew they would go out of their way to help us. Their excitement, passion, and intelligence were all factors in choosing them as a partner.

How much have you invested with them?

We were one of their first iOS projects, so we got a good deal. In all, we spent less than $50,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

The project started around January 2013 and took less than nine months to complete.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Once we launched, ChopDawg went out of their way to reach out to their network about our app. We were featured on several big sites and market headliners. With their help, we saw a lot of organic growth and significant product virality. They weren’t required to do that, but they took extra steps to help us go viral. Thanks to that early success, we were acquired two years later.

Aside from the parameters of the collaboration, they taught us a lot about every step it takes to build an application. We gained a tremendous amount of respect for them and still have a good relationship with them. They’re always happy to help us and our communication is great.

How did ChopDawg.com perform from a project management standpoint?

We were completely pleased with their communication overall. They sent us updates on various platforms and made sure everything was user-friendly and easy to use. If we didn’t understand something, they sent screenshots or walked us through tutorials. When we had a question or needed help, I could email, text, or call them and would get a response almost immediately, even though we’re on opposite coasts.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Communication was amazing, and they solved a lot of the problems we faced as a startup. They were incredibly trustworthy, and I have a tremendous amount of respect for them. If we ever proposed a deadline that was unreasonable, or if we had an idea that wouldn’t work, they leveraged their experience and offered more realistic alternatives.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I only wish they were closer to us. They’re a solid team.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They never missed a deadline and were always on time or ahead of schedule.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They did just as well as anyone we could have hired as an in-house resource.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Their quality is superior to any other company we've encountered. They're meticulous and detail oriented.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I've already referred them to friends and colleagues.

Chatbot App Dev for Legal Tech Startup

“They’re enthusiastic about their work and use outside resources to improve our product.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
May 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

ChopDawg.com is building an app that functions as a chatbot to help users find a lawyer or law firm that best meets their needs. The app uses AI to answer users’ questions.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
CEO, Jurvo
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

ChopDawg.com has a profound knowledge of AI that puts them at the top of their field. They provide weekly updates and closely follow instructions to meet project requirements. The team is helpful and passionate, making them a great partner.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the CEO of a company that has a chatbot that helps people find a lawyer.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with ChopDawg.com?

We needed a cutting-edge app developer who could develop a quality app and effectively leverage AI technology.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

ChopDawg.com is developing an app that essentially acts like a chatbot on lawyers’ and law firms’ website. The app utilizes AI to answer users’ questions and provide information on which lawyer or law firm is the best fit for their needs.

What is the team composition?

The team is about four people.

How did you come to work with ChopDawg.com?

We did some research and spoke to a few different people who highly recommended ChopDawg.com. We met with them and liked their attitude and knowledge about AI, so we hired them.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent about $750,000–$800,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We’ve been working together since May 2018.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

I’m satisfied with the work they’ve done so far.

How did ChopDawg.com perform from a project management standpoint?

We have weekly meetings where they update us on progress and provide deliverables. They take time to walk us through their process so that we can verify that all the details are handled correctly. They’re currently ahead of schedule, which is great.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They’re enthusiastic about their work and use outside resources to improve our product. They’re a cutting-edge development company that’s ahead of the curve. I can easily see them being one of the most preeminent developers in the world.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, our relationship is great, and I’d recommend them to anyone.

5.0
Overall Score I'm very happy with their service.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I'd give them a six if possible.

App Prototype for Giving Application

“They’re all on the same page and operate with full transparency. Every step of the way is clear.”

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

ChopDawg.com is building a prototype for a gifting app from scratch. They are responsible for UI and major structural elements and will ultimately transition to full development of the app for iOS and Android.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Malik Boyd
Co-Founder, GyftMasters
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The prototype is still in progress but internal excitement is growing. ChopDawg.com follows up regularly and communicates well. They proactively resolve issues and are easy to work with.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am the CEO of GyftMasters, a gifting app for people to exchange presents, food, or drinks.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with ChopDawg.com?

Once our app goes live, we wanted to make sure the transactions between users didn’t burden us with added fees. We needed someone to help us build the app from scratch for both iOS and Android.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They’re building a prototype and doing all the coding. We provided them with the scope and they created wireframes and structural elements from scratch. Everything is coming up from nothing, so their responsibilities include the UI design, coding, data storage, and automation. When the prototype is finished, we’ll convert the engagement to full development for both operating systems.

What is the team composition?

Right now, we’re working with a project manager and a designer.

How did you come to work with ChopDawg.com?

We did a web search for companies with favorable reviews. Once we had an idea of who we wanted to work with, we did another search to check if there were any negative reviews that might impact our work together.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent $15,000 so far.

What is the status of this engagement?

The project started in July 2018 and is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

I love what they’ve created so far. We’re excited to get into production to see how the app will work and are looking forward to full production and launch.

How did ChopDawg.com perform from a project management standpoint?

The team is awesome and they always follow up with us. We communicate through phone, email, and UberConference, and we do a lot of screen sharing.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They’re all on the same page and operate with full transparency. Every step of the way is clear and we know where we’re going. Companies we worked with previously were never as responsive or proactive. They give us full schedules ahead of time and reach out to us before we notice any issues or discrepancies.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I don’t have any problems with them. We met in person several times before we began and they never asked for any payments until we started to build the prototype.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Reach out to them. They're well versed in app development.

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

Mobile App MVP for Real Estate Tech Company

“ChopDawg's team provides invaluable feedback that's significantly improved the overall design of the app.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
Project summary: 

ChopDawg is designing and developing an app for iOS and Android, incorporating custom features that allow users to buy and sell real estate independently.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
CEO, Real Estate Tech Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

ChopDawg's mobile app development expertise set them apart. Their feedback and input have been invaluable in making improvements to the app previously not considered. Open and proactive in their communication, working with their team is seamless.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I'm the CEO and founder of a company that's in the process of creating a mobile real estate app that automates the purchasing and selling for individuals without the need of a real estate agent.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with ChopDawg.com?

My partners, advisers, and I tried to create an app, but didn't have the technical expertise to create a usable platform, so we were looking for a developer to help us bring our idea to life.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

ChopDawg is designing a mobile app on iOS, including both front end and back end development. Once that version is completed, we plan to work with them to build an Android version a well.

What is the team composition?

We work with two full-time dedicated staff on their team and a project manager. We've also been in touch a lot with Joshua (Founder, ChopDawg.com).

How did you come to work with ChopDawg.com?

We looked for top mobile app developers in the local area, from Philadelphia to Boston and Washington, DC. After a lot of research, we narrowed our list down to 10 firms and starting calling and meeting with each one. Out of the five proposals we received, we were most impressed by ChopDawg's approach. They weren't the cheapest vendor, but they did the best job of taking the knowledge of what I shared with them about our business and model, incorporating it into a scope of work that was above and beyond what I expected.

How much have you invested with them?

We invested $100,000 in the iOS version of the app.

What is the status of this engagement?

We signed an agreement with ChopDawg in March 2018 and started working on the app in early April.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

ChopDawg's team provides invaluable feedback that's significantly improved the overall design of the app. They contributed greatly to the design and flow of platform, incorporating features that we never would've thought of.

How did ChopDawg.com perform from a project management standpoint?

The team's level of openness in communication has been excellent. Their approach is very collaborative and proactive. Our project manager has been great about managing deadlines, arranging weekly calls, and sending follow up emails to make sure everyone's on top of tasks.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Everything's been fantastic thus far. I can't think of anything they could improve upon.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They've never missed a deadline or meeting.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    We're getting a good bang for our buck thus far.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They've come through on everything we've needed and their customer service is great.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

App & Web Dev for Niche Sports Company

"It has been such a pleasant experience, I do not plan on doing any apps with any other companies."

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

ChopDawg developed and designed an iOS application and website that enables its niche users to set up dynamic forms of virtual and real-life engagement.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Boston, Massachusetts
Doug Mills
CEO, Niche Sports Connect
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

From the very beginning, ChopDawg simplified and visualized many different ideas into one grand image, established deadlines for moving forward, and continues to meet deadlines and exceed expectations for quality of development and design.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am the founder of Niche Sports Connect. I am building a social network for niche sport enthusiasts all around the world to connect together in virtual tournaments and schedule in-person competitions.  

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with ChopDawg?

I needed to develop and design and iOS application and website that focused on membership and communication.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

ChopDawg developed the iOS application and used Wordpress to build and design the website.

What is the team composition?

A project manager led three developers and two designers.

How did you come to work with ChopDawg?

I found them through their blog and loved their article about how to best work with agencies.

How much have you invested with them?

I have invested around $75,000 for everything.

What is the status of this engagement?

We began working together in Jan 2018. The project is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Thus far, the designs have been incredible. What I loved about this whole process is that they have turned everything I envisioned into one large picture, and I am very happy with the progress.

How did ChopDawg perform from a project management standpoint?

At the beginning, they mapped out the project plan from start to finish, setting up deadlines that they have consistently met.

What did you find most impressive about them?

I feel like I’m not working with an agency, I am working with good friends. The project management is both fluid and timely, and they have been very respectful.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Not that I can think of, I have been very impressed with everything so far.

5.0
Overall Score If I could give a higher score, I would.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They are a company of their word and have not overcharged anything.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Every time I talk to them it’s done with respect and is very fluid.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    It has been such a pleasant experience, I do not plan on doing any apps with any other companies.

Web & Mobile App Devs for Cryptocurrency Company

"Their attentive service made me feel like their only client."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
Jun. 2017 - Jan. 2018
Project summary: 

ChopDawg.com built a web app and native mobile apps for iOS and Android. Branding services complemented development, which also focused on UI design. The team used React and Laravel.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
CEO, CCDB
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

They successfully guided development by leveraging their technical expertise and familiarity with cryptocurrencies. The team provided comprehensive services in an attentive and instructive manner. Their accessibility made the engagement efficient.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

My business is the Crypto Currency Database (CCDB). We educate people how to invest cryptocurrencies, understand the relevant technologies, and follow the latest news.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with ChopDawg.com?

We needed a vendor to develop web and mobile applications.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They developed native iOS and Android apps in React. The team built the web app with Laravel and helped design the UI. ChopDawg.com also provided branding services. Work completed in early 2018, but we’re not launching the apps while the cryptocurrency space is in a downturn.

What is the team composition?

The team included one project manager, a developer, and two designers. I interfaced with the CEO on a monthly basis.

How did you come to work with ChopDawg.com?

I found them in a Google search for app development firms with cryptocurrency experience. I spoke with a few agencies, but found them the most personable and detailed. They were familiar with cryptocurrencies and submitted the best project proposal.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent approximately $200,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

Work started in June 2017 and ended in January 2018.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

They helped me piece the project together. Since I didn’t have app development expertise, I relied on them to implement my ideas. Their attentive service made me feel like their only client.

How did ChopDawg.com perform from a project management standpoint?

We communicated via Google Hangouts, texts, and email. They were also available 24/7 via phone.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their comprehensive services included design, programming, and support; the team also helped me with the servers. They even taught me a few things about app development.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No. I was 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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VERIFIED
Business Entity
Status
Active
Jurisdiction of Formation
New Jersey
ID
970-967-826/500
Date of Formation
Aug 1, 2009
Last Updated
Feb 26, 2019
Client Reviews
VERIFIED CLIENT REVIEWS
27
OVERALL REVIEW RATING
4.9
Source
Clutch
LAST UPDATED
February 6, 2019