Celebrating 10 Years of Building the Best Apps

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Since 2009, we've created 300+ 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: 

Payload, Mister Softee, Monsoon, Buddy Project, Jurvo, Hilton, Six Flags, Wawa, Siemens, Jurvo, Sprouts, Phindre, Zenvst, Big Pipe, Rhodes 101, Workshop It, SpotScore, PawPass, Light Bulb Finder, Treasurebee, Dissolve, Greenskeeper, Citizen's Cafe, Waypoint, Hire.Bid

Mister Softee

Mister Softee is the largest and most recognizable ice cream truck brand in the world. And now they have a new powerful mobile app that lets their hundreds of thousands of customers to know, in real-time, where the closest truck is to them.

Monsoon

Monsoon is a digital marketplace that gives small businesses all across the United States the power to give customers the convenience of Amazon.

Sports dApp

Sports dApp is being built as a decentralized application utilizing blockchain technology. It is changing the way fans of sports engage with their favorite teams.

Buddy Project

Buddy Project is a non-profit movement that aims to prevent suicide and self-harm by pairing people as buddies and raising awareness for mental health.

Big Pipe

To increase profits and operate more intelligently, businesses are leveraging smart technologies. Big Pipe is a one-stop shop for businesses to purchase smart technologies. However, that is just scratching the surface to what Big Pipe is all about.

GyftMasters

GyftMasters gives individuals the ability to pay for friends and family food and beverages in real-time at partnered restaurants on the iPhone and Android.

PeoplePrints 3D

PeoplePrints 3D is an application that allows users to virtually recreate themselves within an augmented reality (AR) environment and purchase physical 3D versions of themselves.

Perfecting Pizza

Perfecting Pizza is an educational platform that helps prepare the next generation of pizza restaurant-based entrepreneurs to grow their revenue, protect their margins, and cook the best food possible for their customers.

Payload

Payload is an on-demand app that helps general contractors. When needed, they can quickly purchase and obtain items for completing construction jobs on-time and on-budget.

Willow

Willow is a mobile application that seeks to eliminate some of the financial burdens in planning a funeral for a loved one, while utilizing the support of friends and family.

Steps Insitu

Steps Insitu is a training application built for nurses in the NICU to teach them how to handle high-pressure situations while making the right decisions to save lives.

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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Mobile App Wireframes for Dog Therapy Platform

"The team has even provided work outside the scope to make our product more inviting."

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

ChopDawg.com is providing design expertise to support the build of an application that lets users live stream therapy dogs. They created high-fidelity wireframes using InVision.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Michele Davey
Founder/CEO, Murphy Cares
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

ChopDawg.com crafted high caliber design deliverables that flawlessly encapsulate the core concept. The wireframes they created have been very well-received, and they've cultivated a productive and collaborative workflow throughout the process. The team is personable, diligent, and accommodating.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am the founder of Murphy Cares, based in Philadelphia, PA. We offer 24/7 digital pet therapy so users can always access a live dog, at any given time. As a startup, we are in the process of building out our company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with ChopDawg?

We hired ChopDawg.com to design our application.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

After listening to our concept, ChopDawg.com started laying it out visually. They designed high-fidelity wireframes using InVision. 

During the design phase, they captured who we are, our mission, and our purpose. As a benefit corporation, we want to give back to the dogs who are helping us. We donate a portion of the revenue from our subscription base to support them.

Our platform is universally useful. Users can pick a specific dog to connect with. Anybody can tap into the benefits of dogs through our app, including patients in a hospital, college kids leaving home for the first time, people who feel anxious and scared right about their flight takes off, or the elderly who feel lonely when left at home. The user has complete control over the experience through our positive, interactive, and immersive UX.

What is the team composition?

ChopDawg.com assigned us a program coordinator and two developers. We worked more closely with the one who was based in San Diego.

How did you come to work with ChopDawg?

Joshua (CEO, ChopDawg.com) made a great impression on us. Most people at our startup are working moms, and many of us are health care professionals. He was very accommodating and took the time to explain everything about ChopDawg.com's process. 

The proposal they presented was very thorough. We found their collaborative style very appealing, and they offered the best and most reasonable prices for what we needed.

What is the status of this engagement?

After a couple of initial meetings, we officially started working together in March 2019. We will be done with our project in about two weeks from now, in June 2019.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

ChopDawg.com captured our vision in the wireframes they delivered. We've gotten very positive feedback so far. Everything has been moving along smoothly.

They've given us exactly what we wanted. The team has even provided work outside the scope to make our product more inviting.

How did ChopDawg perform from a project management standpoint?

ChopDawg.com's project management style is very efficient, organized, and structured. We've even been able to contact our developer outside of the set structure via email and phone calls.

We used UberConference for our weekly meetings. The project manager took minutes and sent them to us afterward.

What did you find most impressive about them?

ChopDawg.com's team has an impressive set of personal characteristics. They have a fresh, enthusiastic perspective. In light of our technical experience, they've been understanding and supportive about where we're coming from.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, everything has been running well.

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 Small Business Marketplace Startup

"I thought it was amazing how the designer always made time to collaborate with us."

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

ChopDawg.com provided mobile and web development services to help create a digital small business marketplace. They built a mobile app for iOS and Android along with a WordPress-based landing page.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
New Jersey
Founder, Small Business Marketplace Startup
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

ChopDawg.com produced a set of deliverables that exceeded the client's high expectations and fulfilled precise requirements. They allocated a full-fledged group of resources with comprehensive design and development capabilities. The team was remarkably accommodating and supportive.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I'm the CEO and co-founder of a startup that is making it a marketplace for small businesses, who serve as our suppliers. Through our platform, people who need to buy something locally can find exactly where to get it.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

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

We hired ChopDawg.com to help us develop apps for iOS and Android as well as a Wordpress site.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Our website is a basic landing page that helps users find our apps. Clicking on different links shows them a preview of either the Android or iOS version depending on which one they would be using. 

They can also read our blog posts from contributors and ones our in-house personnel have written. The page also links out to our social media page. A box for our email marketing lets people add their email to our subscription list. 

Technologies ChopDawg.com has used in this project include React Native to build our mobile app for both platforms. They used a carefully chosen and modern technology stack to build the admin component of our WordPress site.

What is the team composition?

I've interacted with three developers and a designer that ChopDawg.com assigned to this project. Specific resources work on the frontend and the backend. A senior developer created the framework and architecture.

How did you come to work with ChopDawg.com?

I initially found ChopDawg.com on Clutch. The reviews on their profile were positive, and they seemed like upfront people. I thought their site was modern, unique, and engaging.

They seemed like a scrappy, up-and-coming team that would do a good job, so we reached out and eventually hired them.

What is the status of this engagement?

We've been working together since December 2018 and are just getting started with the development.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The work ChopDawg.com has done for us is tremendous. I don't have any complaints at all, which is especially impressive because as a designer, I'm a highly detailed-oriented person with highly specific expectations. 

ChopDawg.com found a way to make my vision come true. We came up with an attractive and fully functional prototype together. To this day, they still reply whenever I need, even when Game of Thrones is on. They've been extremely helpful.

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

The tools we use include Google Drive, InVision, and UberConference for our video calls. They use Asana internally, but I'm not involved in their account as an outside client.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Communication is ChopDawg.com's greatest strength. They are always very accessible. I felt like they truly understood the entrepreneurial experience and where I was coming from. The team is very relatable. 

They give us useful advice based on their technical knowledge to help us figure out what the MVP should include, nail down the scope and key features. They really focus on how to make our app a winner, and have always been right there with us to guide us along the way.

 Are there any areas they could improve?

This is minor, but there's room for slight improvements in our weekly meetings. Sometimes I felt like they could have taken care of everything we discussed the week prior. This was never a major problem because we kept in touch and worked together throughout the week. 

Whenever we contacted ChopDawg.com, they responded immediately. I thought it was amazing how the designer always made time to collaborate with us.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

ChopDawg.com is a great partner to have. I highly recommend them. They're very experienced at working with entrepreneurs on their first venture. I'm glad to have them in my corner. They made a difficult process much easier and took a huge load off my shoulders.

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

Mobile App Prototype Dev for Pizzeria Consulting Platform

"The team is responsive and makes changes until we are happy."

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

ChopDawg.com prototyped an application and will likely complete development when additional funding is secured.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Fort Mill, South Carolina
Michael Shepherd
Founder, Perfecting Pizza
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The team’s responsive service, accommodating approach, and timely deliveries make them a strong long-term partner. ChopDawg.com adheres to the budget and vision for the solution. Their ability to grasp niche business needs distinguishes them from other vendors.  

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the president of Perfecting Pizza. We’re a subscription-based website that helps independent pizzeria operators make their businesses better.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

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

Our goal is to develop an application with a database for ingredients, recipes, and menu items. These tools would help operators price food, set menus, and create coupons.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

ChopDawg.com developed a prototype, which our team will use to find a partner that will greenlight the complete build.

What is the team composition?

We have worked with the president, a project coordinator, and a designer.

How did you come to work with ChopDawg.com?

We found the team on Clutch after narrowing our search down to vendors that work on smaller projects. ChopDawg.com understood our goals and didn’t try to overcomplicate the project. Also, their estimates were within our budget.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent $10,000 on the prototype.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in February 2019 and the partnership is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

ChopDawg.com is the right fit for us because they have delivered on time and on budget. The team is responsive and makes changes until we are happy. Consequently, they provide great value and deliver exactly what we want.

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

The team set benchmarks and deadlines for four different milestones. They then stuck to that schedule. We have used weekly teleconferences to review progress and InVision to discuss the prototype. The latter is more efficient than email.

What did you find most impressive about them?

We spoke to a dozen vendors, but ChopDawg.com was nearly the only vendor that understood our small business needs. The team listened to our vision for the scale of our operations.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I don’t have constructive criticism because we are where we want to be.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They were on schedule each time.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They stayed within our budget.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They delivered on their promises.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

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
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