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Founded in 2009, Cortex now hires 70 people in its Quebec City innovation studio that develops game changing products for its clients.

Based on a robust portfolio that includes many highly-acclaimed apps such as the BDC Quick Loan App, the public transport app for RTC or the Maitre'D POS, Cortex is moving to the next level by working with ambitious minds all around the world that want to change things for the greater good through high-quality technology. From mobile app development to AR-VR technologies, AI & IoT; we do it all. 

 

Our incisive creative team evaluates every aspect of your business, seeking out all potential opportunities for innovation or optimization – even the ones you may have overlooked. Once analyzed, we propose novel solutions, custom designed, and exclusive to your company.

 
$25,000+
 
$100 - $149 / hr
 
50 - 249
 Founded
2009
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Québec, Canada
headquarters
  • 520, Boulevard Charest Est Bureau 330
    Québec, QC G1K
    Canada
other locations
  • 774 Rue Saint-Paul O, 3rd Floor
    Montreal, QC H3C 1M5
    Canada

Portfolio

Key clients: 
BDC Sports-Experts lg2 SurMesur Bain Ultra Automattic Maitre'D Quebec City's Aiport (YQB) RTC (Quebec City's Public Transport Provider) Le Devoir  Peak-Design Desjardins Thomson Reuters Cossette Cirque du Soleil Leclerc MCQ Sports Experts Lune Rouge

Responsive Website Redesign

Trough Ruby on Rails technology, we developed a responsive design for Leclerc, one of the biggest cookies & snacks company in Canada. 

With their multiplatform web design, we included an intuitive CMS that allows them to have full control over the content of their website. Amongst other key functionalities, some pretty cool animations were included giving a great UX feel to the whole project. 

Québec's Museum of Civilization

Through React Native development, Cortex was able to deliver an app capable of rendering on iOS and Android in a beautiful manner.

The key functionnalities: geo location, augmented reality enablement, analysis tools and much more! 

The goal: Enhancing their visitors' experiences and overall engagement towards the exhibition. 

The museum is now able to present every artefacts they have, no

matter how much space they need! They also affirm their position as industry leaders and true innovators. 

Montreal Tourism Hybrid App

We had the luck to develop a hybrid web app in partnership with Cossette for Montreal's Tourism authority. 

Through Cordova technology, we were able to deliver a level of fluidity in transitions and animations uncomparable to what a standard web app has to offer. The app also allows functionalities such as: 

- Notifications based on the user's location;

- An interactive map to reel time

activities and much more. 

Take a look at the case study on our website to find our more about what we do. 

Cracké Rush Video Game

Cortex developed a gaming app based on the Cracké universe, a well-known Tv-Show on the Teletoon network.

By partnering up with Squeeze Studio, we were able to deliver a high-quality mobile game with

an easy-to-use gameplay. 

The gaming app drops players into the crazy universe of Cracké, a world studded with peppers that makes the protagonist gain speed, feathers to amass points, and obstacles to dodge as part of the mission of never loosing the eggs.

 

Tailored Dynamic Video Content

In collaboration with Studio Élément, Cortex developed a new approach to dynamically inserting customer-specific content into videos

Our client: Desjardins, one of the biggest financial institutions in Canada, wanted to reach a specific part of it's audience and make them take action towards

their saving habits. 

To achieve this, we built a system that places users in 5 different categories associated to 5 differents videos. In those videos, a financial counselor showed them their personal information, how to achieve their savings goals and then invited them to make changes to their plan. 

With a 20% engagement rate, we can call this project a great success, driven by innovation. 

Geolocation Hybrid App for Public Transit Users

The Nomade Hybrid App was built for Quebec City's public transit authority and it's goal was to provide a better end-user experience and help passengers schedule their transportation time. 

The App is now available on iOS and Android and it allows, through a connection with the RTC

System, the real-time display of bus schedules and their location on the city's map. Accessible both online and offline, the app allows personalized alerts and has become an essential tool for every users in Quebec City. 

Efficient E-Commerce Solution

By identifying Peak Performance's business objectives early on, Cortex was able to bring Peak's Magento e-commerce platform to the next level. 

Through our suggestions and a very fluid workflow, review pages, an affiliate module and many more key features were built by our team which resulted in an

incremental 15% in sales. E-commerce optimization at its best. 

Thermal Marketing Stunt

In Montreal, the subway is a highly used transportation method. Although it is fast and convenient, it does limit its passengers' walking habits. With many of those passengers taking the stairs instead of the escalators to compensate, Sports Expert, a leading canadian sports apparel retail store, decided to reward those active few and encourage others to make healthy choices through a

href="https://cortexstudio.com/en/digital-agency/marketing-innovation">marketing innovation.

By teaming up with Cortex and Rethink, a booth capable of measuring the body temperature of people in front of it was built. When someone stepped in front of it, their body temperature was measured and a discount was attributed to them depending on the level of physical activity they had done. The more you sweat, the more you save. 

 

Automattic's Simple Note App Redesign

The famous creators of the Wordpress CMS, Automattic, asked Cortex to proceed wtih a redesign of their Simple Note app. We developed the entirety of the new version in Javascript (React & Redux) through Electron. 

The project was a success and works perfectly on various devices

with Windows, Linux and more. 

Québec City's Airport VR Tour - YQB 2018

Québec City's airport is having a 110 million$ refurbrishment and expansion project.

Our part in it: organize a visit of the place before it was even constructed. 

Our answer: Easy peazy.

With this mandate in mind, Cortex went on and developed a software that would

translate Revit & Sketchup files to create a virtual environment accessible through 3D Glasses. The whole project was created via Unity3D & Javascript and allowed all execs & project managers to live the new airport experience in virtual reality. 

Learn & Sell App for Bain Ultra

Cortex developed The Bain Ultra App to help the company's salespeople understand the products they were selling. The goal was to build a quiz-like application to educate those salespeople about the Bain Ultra brand & products and offer them rewards as they learned.

The results of the native

app were staggering and helped not only to increase sales but to generate enthusiasm from the whole team towards the Bain Ultra brand. 

Restaurant POS in Xamarin (C# / .NET)

Maitre'D is a POS that Cortex developed for their tablet version through Xamarin development in C# for Posera. The application allows to manage the transactional process in over 25 000 restaurants worldwide and has

proven to be an exceptional accomplishment for us. 

It's now considered a key tool for efficiency and is being used on a daily basis. 

Bella Storage's Inventory Management App

Cortex developed The Bella Storage Hybrid App is avalaible on both iOS and Android phones. Its goal is to help end-users organize their boxes and find what they are searching in due time. By scanning the box's QR, the user is able to see what it contains and where it's placed without ever having to

open it. 

It's most recognizable features are the robust inventory system and the the ergonomics of the tool.w 

United Memory Archive

The idea behind it all: Transform the way we honour our loved ones after their passing and revolutionize the transfer of their knowledge and memories to futur generations.


We were called upon to bring our technological expertise to the project and bring the project to the next level.


How we did it? First of all, we had to build their corporate website to communicate the company's vision

and services. It's after that first part that we proceeded to develop the Memory Vault which is designed to archive every memory no matter the type on content. The vault is now accessible through desktop as well as on the iOS and Android apps we developed.

Crowd-Reading Powered by Voice Recognition

Using a custom-made Voice Recognition engine (built with Sphinx), people from all around the world participated in a crowd-reading experience in the middle of Montreal. Cortex was solely responsible for the technology behind the experience. 

Augmented Reality Retail Shopping Experience

Using a Google Tango tablet, this project enables customers to create and customize their shirts from collar to cuffs in real-time, in augmented reality.

 

 

Featuring bleeding-edge eye-tracking technology, this project was used to promote Quebec City's Magic Festival in a very creative fashion. 

Cortex lg2 and Nova Film finished tied with McDonald for

the Grand Prize of the best Interactive Interface other than Web and Mobile in the 2017 Boomerang Awards.

Reviews

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Customer Feedback App & Food Ordering App

"[W]e’ve gotten what we asked for. Cortex’ team is easy to work with."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
4.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Mar. 2013 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Cortex developed an iOS/Android for internal customers to view customer satisfaction metrics. They’re almost finished developing a cross-platform app using Cordova to enable mobile food ordering.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Montreal, Canada
Product Owner, POS Software Provider
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Cortex excels at progress reporting, although some misunderstandings caused delays at first. They also provide valuable consultation for improvements in the mobile app space. The minor bugs that did appear in the first app were fixed quickly, and the app now has 800 active users and positive feedback in the market.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

We are a point-of-sale software company providing solutions for restaurants. We have an end-to-end platform from the front of house to the corporate office, and also have mobile applications for it. I am the technical product manager for the maître d’ system.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Cortex?

We needed to develop a mobile app for one of our products. It would serve as a feedback tool for store managers.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

The web app was built for iOS and Android, and it was meant for fetching data from one of our cloud services, and display it in a dashboard view for notifications and alerts.

We also developed a mobile POS and food-ordering app for the restaurant with Cortex. It’s still under construction. It will initially be developed for Android tablets, and uses the Cordova technology, which will allow us to go cross-platform easily in the future. It allows waiters to enter orders and have them go directly to the POS system.

Cortex is managing our Google Play and Android Store accounts, which is very helpful, since we don’t have knowledge on that side.

How did you come to work with Cortex?

We’re based in Montreal, while Cortex is in Quebec. We have many internal connections with companies which are working with this type of developer. We also looked at one company in Montreal, but chose Cortex because of their proposed starting time. Both developers were on the same level, so it was a matter of delivery speed.

How much have you invested with Cortex?

The food-ordering app will have a cost above CA$100,000. [$74,000] The first app was less complex than the ordering one, and doesn’t compare in terms of cost.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with Cortex in March 2013. We continue to update the application regularly, and have new versions every few months. The ordering app is 80% complete.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any evidence that would demonstrate the productivity, quality of work, or the impact of the engagement?

The feedback for the app, which is on the market, is very good. There were some bugs in it, but Cortex fixed them as we went. The main issue was in terms of our own backend, and was not related to the app itself.

The app has above 800 active users. There can be more than one user per restaurant because the target audience is made up of managers and owners. There is a good chunk of people using the application. It’s linked to a product which we sell, so we mainly look at how many people are enrolling within it, installing it on their phones and actively using it. The app is free on Google Play, with the actual subscriptions being made on the backend.

How did Cortex perform from a project management standpoint?

It’s been easy to work with Cortex, but we have had some communication lags. Items which we thought were simple were misunderstood, which led to more back-and-forth. Overall, it’s very good, and we’ve gotten what we asked for. Cortex’ team is easy to work with.

The first app was delivered in an acceptable timeframe with no issues. For the other one, the delays are coming from our side, so I can’t fault Cortex for that.

We have received weekly reports through which we could see exactly where we were. Cortex has provided access to JIRA, their bug-tracking system. We can enter bugs there directly, and follow the process.

What did you find most impressive about Cortex?

On the project management side, our weekly reports have been very well-done and informative, which has helped our POS project a lot. Technology-wise, Cortex has good ideas on how we can improve the project afterwards. The data-board app was started three or four years ago, and Cortex has been giving us ideas on how we can improve it in terms of technology. They are always looking at improvements on the mobile app space, and give us consultations.

Are there any areas Cortex could improve?

I would have made sure that, at the beginning of our POS project, communication channels were flowing properly, so that we wouldn’t receive the kickbacks we’ve had. The problem was mainly on our side. On the next project, I will make sure that this is done, and eliminate any communication issues.

4.5
Overall Score We may have another project coming up, and they will be one of the companies it’s submitted to.
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    The project manager on their side was not always available. He was working on more than one project, which is normal.
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    I don’t have full cost information for the data-board project, but I believe that Cortex has provided added value. They gave us the ability to offer a mobile application to customers, without needing the knowledge on how to build one.
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They always delivered. Our industry is very specific; we require a lot of testing on the backend. Cortex’ QA team didn’t supply all of it, so we found some bugs on our end too, based on specific use cases. Once they’re found, they’re quickly corrected.
  • 4.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    They’re not the cheapest nor the most expensive company, and all development is done in-house with Cortex’ own team. It all depends on what people are looking for.

App for Real Time City Bus Schedule

"They were not just executing what we thought would be best, but also suggested ways to improve."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
2015 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Cortex developed a mobile app that informs users of the next bus departures based on their location. Additional features include marking favorite routes, creating itineraries, and checking fares.

The Reviewer
 
201-500 Employees
 
Canada
Communications Director, City Transportation System
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Considering the market size, app adoption has been very strong; users find it to be a valuable tool. Cortex did in-depth research into similar tools in other cities in order to deliver the best solution. The team was transparent and managed the project well.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I represent a public bus transit company in Canada. I work in the marketing and communications department, mostly with our web tools, including the company site, mobile application, digital screens, advertising and client communication.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Cortex?

We wanted to develop a mobile application for our client.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Cortex built our app. Some of its functionalities are native, but I cannot specify and technical aspects.

The application geolocates clients and displays the next departures of nearby buses in real time. The app also displays notices related to our routes, unavailable stops, and so on. It allows users to look at schedules for our fleet, and it can also create an itinerary, showing people which buses they need to take from point A to point B. They can also mark favorite routes, and look at all fares.

We have built-in APIs which provide all the data around our routes, stops, scheduling and so on. Cortex needed to connect to our web service in order to make sure that they were providing the proper information in real-time.

How did you come to work with Cortex?

I was not working for the company when Cortex first started, but I know that they went through a public RFP. We had two major criteria, the price being one of them, as well as the quality and expertise of the company, relative to mobile applications. They analyzed several candidates, and Cortex got the contract.

How much have you invested with Cortex?

[Cost confidential to maintain anonymity.] Since we are a public organization, maintaining the initial budget was very important. Cortex stuck to it, and the results were in-line with what we had in mind.

What is the status of this engagement?

The application was launched at the beginning of April 2016, and the work on it was started two months previously. Cortex is still working with us on optimizing the app and creating new functionalities. We will be launching an update next week.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any evidence that would demonstrate the productivity, quality of work, or the impact of the engagement?

The app has had over 100,000 downloads. The app is for a small city and not everyone uses public transportation, so the usage and download count are great, from our perspective. Many people are using the app on a daily basis. The app has proved a useful tool for them to know when in real time their bus will arrive.

How did Cortex perform from a project management standpoint?

The project went well. Cortex was really transparent: they sent us weekly summaries of what had been done and what we were planning to do next. We never had surprises, and went through daily scrums towards the end, in order to make sure we were sticking to the plan. If we encountered any bugs or other issues, Cortex informed us about it.

They are using JIRA for bug tracking. We had access to it, and could report any issues or improvements identified on our side. The daily communication was done mostly by email.

What did you find most impressive about Cortex?

Understanding our needs and being able to suggest some additional functionalities. Their team approached the app from our clients’ perspective, and also looked at what apps from other countries had done. They were not just executing what we thought would be best, but also suggested ways to improve how the information was delivered, from a UX and UI perspective.

Are there any areas Cortex could improve?

At first, we were asking to be kept informed more often. As soon as we brought it up, Cortex did it. Maybe it’s not the case for all clients, but we do need a lot of information around our projects, in order to report to management.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They deliver projects on time, per our expectations and initial agreement.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Compared to the other offers we received for the same app, Cortex’ price was one of the lowest. They delivered a high-quality product. We received great comments on the usability side, and clients really like it.
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    This is a normal part of the development process, but we did find bugs on occasion. Most of the time, Cortex had high-quality output.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

VR Demonstration of Reporting Capabilities for News Firm

"Cortex has an easygoing team and addressed any concerns before they became problems."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Mar. - Sept. 2016
Project summary: 

Cortex created a VR experience to showcase news analytics tools via total immersion, managing all UI design and frontend development tasks in an outsourced engagement.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
New York Metro Area
Account Manager, Digital Agency
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The 360-degree experience successfully incorporated key branding elements and creative requirements, achieving all client objectives. Cortex’s transparent workflow, proactive communication, and glitch-free deliverables contributed to a productive partnership.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m an account manager for a digital agency. We produce digital experiences both online and at events for client brands. 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Cortex?

We needed help with a virtual reality [VR] project in 2016. The client was a major news corporation looking to showcase some of their news analytics tools in VR to demonstrate the usefulness of those tools in a real-world environment.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We gave them the creative brief, and Cortex handled all UI design and frontend development for us. The 360-degree experience was developed for desktop and mobile VR. They took the brand style guide and client creative brief for products and services and integrated it into an HTML5 mobile VR experience.

How did you come to work with Cortex?

They reached out to someone on my team a little over a year ago and met with us in New York. We went over some of their work and sent them an RFP. We decided to give them a shot on what was initially a small project that ended up expanding. We work with many development groups and are always looking to find new teams.

Cortex created working VR demos for us proactively, as a sample of what we’d need in the experience. This effort made us excited to work with them. They were really great to work with throughout the process. Their attitude and work ethic were evident before we even started the project.

How much have you invested with Cortex?

The cost of Cortex’ work was around $50,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with Cortex in March of 2016. The VR app was delivered in September. There were many delays from the client in terms of launch date and sending information. There were some pauses caused by us not having access to the client’s APIs and not receiving information. I have nothing but great things to say about Cortex, and we look forward to working together again soon.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any evidence that would demonstrate the productivity, quality of work, or impact of the engagement?

The experience we built for the company was used as an internal sales resource. It wasn’t necessarily public-facing until a certain point. As such, we don’t really have performance metrics because those details were kept confidential even to us, the developers.

Because of the nature of the timeline, the client worked with us through troubleshooting and QA. I don’t have specific feedback, but I do know that the client was happy with how the product came out; it was exactly what they were looking for.

How did Cortex perform from a project management standpoint?

We mostly communicated through email and Slack, which we were given access to from Cortex’s end. Mathieu was my main contact, except when he was on vacation for a week and they put me in touch with a developer. Cortex was always communicative. I liked having a main contact rather than 5 or 6. He led all the communication and development efforts.

If Cortex’s team didn’t think we would be able to get a certain feature ready in time for a smooth launch, they brought it up to me. I don’t remember exactly what those issues were, but there were certain features of the experience that they didn’t think would be delivered on time. Even though we had a long project timeline, there was a bit of a crunch at the end, and Cortex definitely brought this to my attention. They cared about the project launching without any glitches or flaws, which I definitely appreciated. Many development groups would not have brought these matters to someone’s attention, choosing instead to launch things that didn’t work perfectly.

Cortex was honest with me about their internal resources and project timeline for development. Everything was transparent, and I was able to see every step of the process from their side as well. Cortex’s internal project management worked very well, which made my life easier, especially when dealing with a very difficult client. We don’t want to have a difficult client and an equally difficult development group. That would have doubled if not tripled the headaches caused by the project.

What did you find most impressive about Cortex?

Communication was their top strength. Cortex has an easygoing team and addressed any concerns before they became problems. They’re good in terms of development skill but not the best I’ve ever worked with.

Are there any areas Cortex could improve?

Nothing really comes to mind. Cortex was transparent with everything, in terms of the assets and formats required. They answered all my questions proactively and even raised some that I didn’t realize at first. 

5.0
Overall Score
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They missed a few deadlines on their side, but nothing major.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Some incremental fees came up through no fault of Cortex’s. There were increases in the timeline from the client as well as change requests. We also had many rounds of back-and-forth that weren’t due to Cortex. They didn’t try to nickel-and-dime us.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They were great to work with.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    If anyone is looking for a development group, I definitely recommend Cortex.

Magento and UI Expertise for High Design Products Retailer

"They’ve given us a high degree of confidence that they are working hard to solve our problems and they are using their time efficiently."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Oct. 2015 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Cortex joined a website overhaul near the end to deliver final frontend features. Key elements included a product review page and an affiliate module.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
San Francisco, California
Adam Saraceno
CMO, Online Retailer
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Cortex moved quickly to understand the business objectives. They offered excellent suggestions, communicated well and worked quickly. A project they managed with little oversight now provides an incremental 15% in sales.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

Peak Design is a design company specializing in outdoor photography and lifestyle carry-gear including bags, backpacks, and camera accessories. I’m the head of marketing.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Cortex?

We hired Cortex because we were about 80% of the way through a website rebuild and needed help to finish it. We tried to do the work in-house but we ran into problems with the Magento platform.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We gave Cortex a list of things that needed to be done to the website in order for it to be ready to launch. Most of it was frontend work. They provided problem-solving but also helped us design the experience better than we envisioned it. They were fast and very effective. Anytime we have something that needs to be fixed and has to be done perfectly, we always call them. We continue to use them as our go-to Magento development house.

How did you come to work with Cortex?

We were looking for developers that had Magento, backend and frontend experience along with UI/UX design. We found Cortex through a staffing agency called Crew. We talked to 3 or 4 firms and Cortex put together the best proposal. They also had the best range of experience.

How much have you invested with Cortex?

We have spent between $50,000 and $100,000 so far.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with them in October 2015, and the work is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any evidence that would demonstrate productivity, quality of work, or the impact of the engagement?

One of the features that they implemented on our site was product reviews. Within 3 months of that feature going live, we had more than 500 reviews. They worked on features that are the most heavily used and the most successful. They also implemented our affiliate module and that now accounts for 15% of our website revenue. That means there’s a lot of sales happening through this affiliate program.

How did Cortex perform from a project management standpoint?

We used to have a weekly meeting; now it’s more of a meeting between my developer and their developers and project manager. They’re very communicative of their progress. The project manager is Maude and she’s great about asking the right questions. We communicate using phone and email and they’re very responsive. They’ve given us a high degree of confidence that they are working hard to solve our problems and they are using their time efficiently.

What did you find most impressive about Cortex?

Their communication is great and they do what they say they’re going to do. They never fail to internalize what our goals are and work to solve them.

Are there any areas Cortex could improve?

No.

5.0
Overall Score They’re a great company.
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They’re always quick to respond and are thorough in their communication. They haven’t met every timeline but we’re never surprised about delays because they let us know.
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They’re a great value for their price.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Everything they’ve given us has been bullet proof. They stand behind their work. If we find a defect, they fix it.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Full Stack Dev for Crowd Gaming App

"They ... were part of every important decision concerning the orientation of our startup."

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

Cortex provides their development services for creating a prototype of a crowd gaming/fan engagement mobile app that can be used on giant screens or projected on a court.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Québec, Canada
Pierre-Luc Dufour
Co-Founder, Play Crowdy
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Cortex delivered the prototype in time for an important tradeshow, handling both the backend and frontend development very efficiently. The app required very few changes and works great. Their team is young but very passionate about what they do.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m one of the co-founders of Play Crowdy Inc., a solution for fan engagement and crowd gaming. By using smartphones, everyone in an audience can play the same game at the same time on a giant screen or projected on the court/ice.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Cortex?

We hired them to program a prototype of a game using a web browser on smartphones. They created the backend and frontend to allow thousands of people to log into the same game at the same time.

What were your goals for this project?

Our main goal was to create a working prototype for a tradeshow in Philadelphia.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

They have created a lot of apps for big organizations in Québec and they were enthusiastic about our startup.

Describe the project in detail.

They programmed the backend and frontend of our game, finding solutions to any issues we met. They helped us with many things and were part of every important decision concerning the orientation of our startup.

What was the team composition?

I don't know how many people worked on our project but I guess there were at least five people involved.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What outcomes or results can you share that demonstrate progress and/or success?

They delivered the app faster than expected and not many corrections were needed. It's a success.

How effective was the project management?

The workflow was very effective.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

It's a young business that grew fast. They seem to be really passionate about their work.

What tips or recommendations do you have?

They know their jobs better than I do.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
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Verification Level
Silver
VERIFIED
Business Entity
Status
Active
Jurisdiction of Formation
Quebec
ID
1166397043
Date of Formation
Dec 1, 2009
Payment & Legal Filings
International Credit Risk Assessment

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Low Risk
Client Reviews
VERIFIED CLIENT REVIEWS
15
OVERALL REVIEW RATING
4.8
Source
Clutch
LAST UPDATED
December 18, 2018