Building digital experiences. For Mobile and Web.

Gold
VERIFIED

From initial idea to final product.

We are driven by building outstanding products with clean user interface, convenient user experience, robust architecture and superior quality. We achieve this by hiring the best in class experts who master and adopt the latest and innovative technologies. This is what sets us apart and gives our clients a number of competitive advantages, such as:

  • Easy and rapid growth of the product
  • Satisfied end users
  • Cost effective operations
  • Greater return on every dollar invested in the product

Our wide and deep expertise is represented by 4 main groups of services.

I.    Product strategy

  • User research
  • High-level feature roadmapping
  • Planning workshops
  • Rapid prototyping and concept validation
  • User surveys
  • Competitor analysis

II.    Design and Branding

  • Visual identity and Style guides
  • UX audit
  • Wireframing
  • Rapid prototyping
  • Design sprints
  • Motion design

III.    Mobile and Web development

  • Native iOS and Android
  • Xamarin and ReactNative
  • Unity, 3D, AR
  • IoT, Connected devices
  • Live video streaming solutions
  • Firmware

IV.    User Engagement and Acquisition

  • Data gathering and analysis
  • Content strategy
  • ASO, App store rankings
  • Push notification strategy
  • A/B Testing
  • Deep Linking

We guide our clients on a journey through digital transformation, keeping our unbiased focus on the end goals. There is no obstacle we can not overcome on this path.

Find out more about us at: http://cruxlab.com/

 
$25,000+
 
$50 - $99 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2010
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Los Angeles, CA
headquarters
  • 12655 W. Jefferson Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90066
    United States
other locations
  • Ukraine

Portfolio

Key clients: 

Nauto, ImageMetrics, Coin-In, ParkUrbn, Pitchtime, Karen.care, Wagner Meters, Hooke Audio, Fuelcycle (former Thinkpassenger).

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Komyoon

Komyoon app provides the platform for artists to share their works with a dedicated community and potential clients.


  • Users can upload, view, share and search for images, gifs and videos
  • Customizable complex layout of assets 
  • Artists and decision makers easily connect and communicate via chat
  • Available on iOS and Android
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United Immigrants

The United Immigrants membership service provides members with access to a network of dedicated and professional attorneys to represent members during their deportation case.


  • Native mobile applications for iOS and Android platforms
  • Sending alerts to selected contacts
  • Video recording and instant sharing
  • Continuous location tracking feature
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Karen

Karen provides algorithms and tools to help people take better care of their loved ones.

Our engineers created and implemented the core algorithms of the Karen engine. We handle development, deployment, and maintenance of the production environment.


  • Web application
  • Users answer the survey that changes questions based on the previous answers
  • The adaptive algorithm prioritizes each
task and gives guidance
  • Сaregivers can monitor, manage, and update caretaking process and invite other caregivers
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    Uniwheel

    Uniwheel is a personal portable vehicle designed in the UK for those who want to enjoy the freedom of everyday urban travels.


    • Apps for iOS or Android devices with incredibly easy UI
    • Control your vehicle and monitor its current status and all the activity
    • Mapping & routing
    • Vehicle-app communication is based on Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) protocol
    • SmartBASIC for firmware
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    Nauto

    Nauto addressed Cruxlab, Inc. with a request for an Android app based on the CyanogenMod which needed to be created from the ground up.


    • Alerts about road conditions in real time due to AI algorithms and smart data collection
    • Dual camera recording
    • Custom auto exposure algorithm to adjust to lighting conditions
    • Integrations with mapping platforms and other modules
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    P4RC

    The P4RC mobile app is a game app that provides gamers with actual rewards for their play. It’s been downloaded by over 2 million users who have then enjoyed the perks of this awesome program. The P4RC is available on various platforms, among which are iOS, Android and Unity.

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    Zombie Wars

    The Zombie mobile application helps creating original characters with the use of facial images that are quickly modified into 3D avatars. These avatars can be added to a number of comic books and shared with other users. The app is easy to use and it perfectly fits to both guys and girls.

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    Vudu Heads

    The VuDu Heads mobile application helps create unique animated characters out of facial photos by converting them into 3D avatars. The user can change the background and build a scene with their “double”. There is also an option to record videos and share them in a message where CGI technology is implemented and that is widely used in Hollywood.

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    Vinrating

    With Vinrating mobile app you can select wine for any particular occasion according to a type of grape it’s made of, location where these grapes were grown, foods it best goes together with, a range of price that you define and ratings that other wine connoisseurs point out.

    Reviews

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    App Development for Tinkering Inc.

    "They [Cruxlab] are excellent problem solvers and just all-around brilliant guys.​"

    Quality: 
    5.0
    Schedule: 
    5.0
    Cost: 
    5.0
    Willing to refer: 
    5.0
    The Project
     
    $200,000 to $999,999
     
    2010 - Ongoing
    Project summary: 

    The client partnered with Cruxlab for five increasingly complex major projects which included iOS and Android apps for client development and third-party library interfacing.

    The Reviewer
     
    2-10 Employees
     
    Los Angeles Metro Area
    Armando Pena
    Founder, Tinkering Inc.
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    Cruxlab consistently delivers quality work and contributes to successful projects for the client. The agency is praised for their speed and excellent work ethic. There was no criticism for Cruxlab and the agency is highly recommended to others.

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

    BACKGROUND

    Please give a brief description of your company.

    Tinkering Inc. is a VC [venture capital]-funded applications laboratory. Our mission is to develop and test out new applications that could have a big impact on the app market. Many of our apps use advanced facial tracking technologies licensed from Image Metrics Inc. ​

    What is your role at the company?

    ​I'm the founder and CEO​.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    What was the business challenge that you were trying to address when you approached Cruxlab?

    My work with Cruxlab predates Tinkering Inc. I began working with Cruxlab five years ago in 2010. At that point, the challenge was to build a complex mobile application on iOS for Mercedes Benz. The timeline for the app was very aggressive, and I realized I needed the best programmers I could find to work on this. I was referred to Cruxlab by a trusted third party, and we began the collaboration. 

    From then on, Cruxlab became my competitive advantage, and we have worked on projects since. The most complex of these projects is the Vudu Heads application, which uses facial tracking technology as well as facial morphing technology to create real-time driven avatars.

    What were your company’s business goals for the project?

    I've used Cruxlab on five major projects. The goals have been different each time, but the complexity of the projects has only increased with time. In general, the goal is to take an app to market within budget and on schedule while using complex technologies and back-ends.

    SOLUTION

    Can you talk about the scope of the project?

    The projects have involved mainly client development and interfacing with third-party libraries and server teams. The apps have sometimes been for iOS, other times for Android.

    What was your process for selecting Cruxlab with which to work?

    They were recommended to me by a trusted third party. I talked to their lead developers, and it took just a few minutes to realize how intelligent they were.

    Can you give a sense of the size of the project in dollar terms or personnel work hours?

    The amount spent on Cruxlab work between all the project spans thousands of man-hours, which was five years worth, and north of $600,000 in development costs.

    When was the project completed?

    The majority of the projects have already been completed and were completed to the satisfaction of my customers. There are a number of projects still in development .

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

    What were the results of the project, and are there any metrics you can share?

    The results of the projects have invariably been happy customers for me and launched apps for my customers. We now have a great reputation for doing amazing work.

    How did Cruxlab perform?

    Their performance was outstanding. They are excellent problem solvers and just all around brilliant guys. Their development methods have improved every year during the last five years, and they keep getting better at producing high-quality products. 

    When working with them, was there anything unique or special about them compared to other companies with which you may have worked?

    A few things are truly special about them. First of all, they are fast and relentless, and this is a great combination when facing a large complex challenge. They are tireless workers and do not ever stop trying to solve a problem to the best of their abilities. Their internal process for development has improved year after year. They have, with time, grown to be more mature and even better than before. With them by my side, I feel like I can't lose.

    Looking back on the project, is there any area that they could improve or you would do differently?

    Nothing that would reflect negatively on Cruxlabs. If nothing else, I would insist that the clients give us better and more accurate specifications of what they want. As far as Cruxlabs, the only thing I would change is for me to go faster because they are so fast sometimes they have to sit and wait on me to give them more tasks. 

    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

    Custom Development for Software Company

    "They’re [Cruxlab are] very smart, very solid developers."

    Quality: 
    5.0
    Schedule: 
    3.5
    Cost: 
    5.0
    Willing to refer: 
    5.0
    The Project
     
    $50,000 to $199,999
    Project summary: 

    Recognizing their need for a software developer kit for mobile app loyalty programs, the client hired Cruxlab to develop their full multiplatform SDK from start to finish.

    The Reviewer
     
    2-10 Employees
     
    Los Angeles Metro Area
    Founder, Software Company
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    Cruxlab delivered excellent work for the client. The delivered SDK functioned well and there were no complaints. The agency is praised for their excellent troubleshooting skills. Cruxlab is recognized for their outstanding work and recommended to others.

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

    BACKGROUND

    Please describe your company.

    We create loyalty products for mobile applications. We’re located in Los Angeles, Calif.

    What are your role and responsibilities?

    I am the founder and chief operating officer.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    What was your goal in working with Cruxlab?

    We needed a software developer kit that would allow developers to insert a loyalty program into their mobile apps.

    SOLUTION

    Please describe the scope of their work.

    They developed the full SDK, from start to finish, for both iOS and Android. We started this whole thing in 2011 and, for that time period, they were doing some very novel stuff in terms of how they made the SDK work. They also created all the documentation for the kit.

    What was your process for selecting Cruxlab with which to work?

    Our chief technology officer had worked with them previously. He was pleased with their work on a prior project, so we selected them for this one.

    Can you provide a ballpark dollar figure for the size of the work that they’ve done for you?

    We’re spending somewhere between $50,000 and $100,000 annually with Cruxlab.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

    What were the results of the project?

    They delivered a very solid SDK, which we were able to install in more than 400 applications for lots of different developers on both iOS and Android.

    Do you have any statistics or metrics to track improvement from the project?

    We do not have any hard data but, qualitatively, they did great work for us, and we have never had any complaints about our SDK.

    Is there anything unique about Cruxlab that really makes them stand out compared to other companies?

    They’re very smart, very solid developers. They’re good at troubleshooting problems. If we have a client who is having implementation issues with the SDK, they’ll jump on Skype and help the client troubleshoot. They’ve never failed to solve a client’s problems.

    What advice would you give to future clients of Cruxlab?

    They need to understand that outsourcing always takes a little longer when compared to in-house work, so they should be prepared for that. But, their work is excellent, so it’s well worth the wait.

    5.0
    Overall Score
    • 3.5 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
    Gold
    VERIFIED
    Business Entity
    Status
    Active
    Jurisdiction of Formation
    California
    ID
    C4058505
    Date of Formation
    Sep 13, 2010
    Last Updated
    May 7, 2019
    Payment & Legal Filings
    Bankruptcy
    No
    Tax Lien Filings
    0
    Judgement Filings
    0
    Collections Count
    0
    Last Updated
    Jul 23, 2019
    Client Reviews
    VERIFIED CLIENT REVIEWS
    12
    OVERALL REVIEW RATING
    5.0
    Source
    Clutch
    LAST UPDATED
    October 2, 2019