Think Of Us Not As Your Agency But As Your Partner

Since 2009, we've created 245+ 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: 

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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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

App Development for Home Remodeling Firm

"They’re a great option if you’re seeking development work."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Nov. 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

ChopDawg.com assists a home remodeling company with the creation of a CRM app to improve day-to-day operations. The solution will help coordinate client consultations and provide 3D modeling during projects.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Marketing Manager, Home Remodeling Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

ChopDawg helped streamline the scope by offering advice on the best features to include. They’re responsive, keeping the project on track, and their project management has served an inspiration for internal improvements. They demonstrate a passion for the product’s success and honor cost estimates.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the marketing manager for an award-winning home remodeling company that specializes in kitchens and bathrooms.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

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

We wanted to create a CRM system to help with day-to-day operations.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We wanted the application to include a number of features to help us stay in touch with our clients. It needed to include a scheduling function so we could coordinate consultations between our clients and designers. Additionally, it needed to assist with 3D modeling throughout the course of any given project. We’ve worked closely with ChopDawg’s designers and developers to outline the look and feel of the system.

What is the team composition?

We were assigned a project manager, two interface designers, and developers.

How did you come to work with ChopDawg.com?

Choosing a developer is not a decision to be made lightly, especially when part of the project will be done remotely. We conducted extensive research, finding ChopDawg and a few other companies through Google.

After meeting with Josh Winkles [Chief of Staff, ChopDawg.com] and his team, our decision was easy. They seemed to be on a completely different level than the other vendors we’d spoken to.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in November 2017 and our relationship is ongoing. We’re on schedule to complete the project in the fourth quarter of 2018.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

On our end, one of the biggest challenges has been staying within the scope. When building a CRM, there are a lot of moving parts to keep track of, on top of the fact that I still have to run my business. ChopDawg has played a crucial role in keeping the project on schedule and ensuring that we focus only on features we really need. They’re a reliable resource.

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

We have the contact information for everyone on our team and communicate through phone, email, and text messages. They’re also available at all times through Slack. Our project manager is always very responsive. They keep us updated throughout the week and we’re able to provide feedback as needed.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They really care about the success of our application, which is important when investing the time and money necessary to build a complex system. You can hear their passion when they talk about the project.

Are there any areas they could improve?

They’re doing an excellent job. Thanks to them, we’ve even adopted Slack for our own internal use, as we found it to be more efficient than our previous project management tool. They’re a great option if you’re seeking development work.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Think carefully about the features you need to include. ChopDawg helped us scale back so that we focused on the necessities, but the more prepared you are, the better the outcome will be.

5.0
Overall Score We have no complaints. It’s been a smooth process.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    The project remains on schedule, as they’ve met every deadline.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Unlike other vendors, they work for a fixed rate and stick to their estimates.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They’re consistently responsive and available to address any concerns.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I’ve already recommended them.

Mobile App Dev for Cryptocurrency Services Startup

“They have helped me refine and develop the business model that I want to use for this app.”

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Oct. 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Using InVision, ChopDawg is developing the MVP of a mobile application to help investors manage their cryptocurrencies. The mobile app links multiple banks to one source of funding. The work is ongoing.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Cleveland, Ohio
Drew Russell
CEO & Founder, Sprouts
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The team’s prototype features an intuitive, user-friendly flow. They contribute greatly to the development of the app with their thorough understanding of what the product will deliver. They manage the process well by keeping both the granular details and the big picture in their perspective.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am the CEO and founder of Sprouts Investments. We help clients move their government currency into cryptocurrencies.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

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

We were looking to develop a mobile app for our financial services business.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They developed my prototype on InVision. The mobile app links multiple banks to one source of funding. I can use an algorithm to determine what investments the people would like to invest into and what infrastructure development to use off of a few variables. The crypto market can be broken down into different segments. In the crypto market, there are people that want to focus on energy development or educational development. Depending on a few questions, it will resource their fiat dollars into an escrow system that turns them into crypto and into a fund that they will be able to access within six months. It is similar to Vanguard.

What is the team composition?

We have had four people working on the MVP. Two of them are designers. One is the CEO who is working with me through the process of how to develop the app from start to finish. The other person is the programming head who is not involved yet but is staying in touch with the progress of the product. When we switch over from the non-functioning to the functioning, he will start developing.

How did you come to work with ChopDawg.com?

I went to four or five different consultancy firms on how to start a business and used some resources I have. ChopDawg was recommended to me by a colleague. I tried out about four businesses and am still working with two of them. ChopDawg is one, but since they have not completed my project yet, I still have another group working on the product in case they do not succeed.

How much have you invested in them?

I have spent $15,000 so far.

What is the status of this engagement?

We began working with them in October of 2017 and the work is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

They created the non-functioning prototype for four different theories that they could do for the applications. The workflow that it goes through is very intuitive, and I can definitely see my customers using this and being able to make it through the process, as well as having a good understanding of what they are doing.

They have helped me refine and develop the business model that I want to use for this app. Since this is a financial app, there are a lot of logistical and legal ramifications that they have brought to light for me that I can now take into consideration as we move on through this project.

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

We have mainly communicated through email and Google Hangouts. It works pretty well, but the only problem is that my schedule changes often and they were not too flexible. I have two or three other team members that are also in different parts of the world, and it was very hard for our schedules to meet up. We now have it ironed out to where the communication is a lot better, but it took a few months to get it right.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They don’t move too fast or too slow. They do a very good job of looking at the scaling of the product from a 3,000-foot view and a 3-meter view. They see what I want to accomplish on the large scale and then see where adjustments need to be made to make it work.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Just do it.

4.5
Overall Score They are a great organization. They know how to manage things very well and do a phenomenal job.
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Their timelines have been on point, but scheduling was rough because of my schedule.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

MVP App Dev for Real Estate Company

“They took my ideas and dug deep in their research.”

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

Chopdawg developed a minimum viable product application for a real estate company. The development used React Native and included custom built APIs to connect to other data sources.

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

The completed prototype showcases the product perfectly and will direct the build for the development of the actual product later. The team researched the product well and brought interesting ideas to the project. They communicated effectively and were always available to deal with challenges.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the founder of a real estate company. I built an ecosystem that will make the buying and selling of real estate a lot easier and the cycle time quicker.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Chopdawg?

We wanted to develop an ecosystem to combine everything into one platform, tying in seamless communication. 

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They developed an app for us using React Native. I’m not in tune with some of the technical language, but they do a good job of explaining it. They built APIs for the app and make it possible to connect to other sources of data. 

Now, I have a non-functioning prototype, which was the first step. We built that to put a roadmap together for when it got into actual development. I funded that phase of it, but to get it out to market, it was going to cost significantly more.

What is the team composition? 

There are 5 developers. 

How did you come to work with Chopdawg?

The owner and founder lives in our neighborhood and we met while dog walking. We struck up a conversation about what we each do. When I learned he had his own app design studio, I told him I had a great idea for an app. 

How much have you invested with them?

$60,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in August 2017 and the work is ongoing. 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The prototype is something I can present to show how the application will function, which is very powerful. We’re now programming and getting it ready for download from app stores. They took my ideas and dug deep in their research, along with my due diligence. They brought their perspective on how things are going to function and they offered us ideas to make it successful. They’re a great sounding board and the collaboration environment is very strong. 

How did Chopdawg perform from a project management standpoint?

We met weekly and have follow-up communication such as meeting minutes. We have visibility into the project status via a mutually stored platform. At all times, we know where the project is. 

What did you find most impressive about them?

They’re working around the clock all the time. It’s nice to know that if I had a fire, they would jump in and put it out. They’re on top of their game, always on, always connected, and always available to deal with any new ideas or things I feel are challenges and they help outside the app. They interface with lawyers about certain pregnable items. 

Are there any areas they could improve?

So far, so good. This is my first experience with this type of initiative. 

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

They’re approachable. If you communicate something that you like or don’t like, or would like to see, they’ll go above and beyond to make sure that you’re comfortable. I have the unique advantage of living close to the owner so we formed a relationship first. My project has been hands-on from the top down and I would assume any new clients would get that same treatment. 

5.0
Overall Score
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    We mostly meet all of our deadlines and schedules. The only area to improve is having something in advance to review.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    I shopped around and I felt the value for the quoted price was spectacular.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    The communication is thorough and profuse. Their responses are almost instantaneous. 
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I’ve recommended them to a friend who has app consulting projects for already standard sets. 

Custom Web & App Dev for Large Truck Manufacturer

"We're still beside ourselves at how great the project has been for us."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
Jan. - July 2016
Project summary: 

Chop Dawg built a data management application to streamline processing and improve efficiency for a Freightliner truck stop company.

The Reviewer
 
201-500 Employees
 
Pennsylvania
CEO, Large Truck Manufacturer
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Every dealership experienced improved efficiency leading to more trucks coming through each month, with one in Maryland jumping from 450 to 600. Chop Dawg was easy to reach, enthusiastic, and supportive.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am the CEO of a Freightliner international truck stop with fourteen dealerships stretched along the east coast, providing parts, services, and sales.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Chop Dawg?

We wanted to update an Automatic Data Processing (ADP) system to a mobile-based system that would improve efficiency across all our departments.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Chop Dawg built an Android and iOS application that keeps track of all of the data we need for the processing, services, and sales related to our business. The app utilizes something called Service Daily Log (SDL) which tracks trucks through all of our departments and keeps everyone on the same page. SDL does essentially what our old system did, but extends it to the mobile applications and thus can be updated from anywhere.

What is the team dynamic?

The team consisted of four developers and two designers.

How did you come to work with Chop Dawg?

I was doing research into development firms and when I found Chop Dawg I was impressed by their portfolio and felt that they would be a good fit for our company, which itself is young and innovative.

How much have you invested with them?

We have invested about $500,000 with Chop Dawg.

What is the status of this engagement?

The project went from January to July 2016, and we may work with them again in the future.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Every dealership of ours has seen an increase in the throughput of trucks each month, with one example being a Maryland dealership that jumped from 450 to 600. The application removes the need for workers to leave their stations, and that is huge for efficiency. The app has been flawless and we're still beside ourselves at how great the project has been for us.

How did Chop Dawg perform from a project management standpoint?

Their communications are great and they are always available by phone, text, or email. We've never had issues getting in touch. Josh [Founder, Chop Dawg] would check in monthly to see if there was room for improvement, and their excellent tech support enabled us to transition into the new system with no downtime.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their passion and motivation for the project were outstanding, and that really means a lot to us. Throughout the project, their attention to detail was on point and they consistently performed above my expectations.

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