A mobile future for startups and leading brands.

Futurist Labs is a mobile and web IT development partner. We have a select number of clients that we build a long term relationship with. As futurists we love working on projects that push the envelope of technology and amaze people about the world they live in. We offer start-up as a service, project based relationships, digital consulting, and teams of dedicated developers.

Every business has a beginning, and ours started with a love of mobile development. Mobile devices are the digital Swiss army knife of our time. The tools, businesses and innovation created from them make life quite magical. We love bringing a project from zero to MVP.

$25 - $49 / hr
10 - 49
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Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Sofia 1000


Key clients: 

L'Oreal, Founder Institute, CODE Hospitality, RunBuk, PopBoardz, Inko, ScoutingZone, Appzio, DealHub, PeerMountain, Stringr, and other start-ups.

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Tabex: Ex-smoker

Gamification app for quitting smoking pharmaceutical.

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Non linear visual presentation tool.

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Marathon participation app with travel agency services.

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Mentalist Escape Room

Escape room tablet companion. Use the app while in the room to get hints and chat with the game master.

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L'Oreal Smart Sun

Sun exposure app that photographs the users skin and give recommendations.

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Bringing tattoo lovers and tattoo artists together. Helps artists get business and clients find the artist they want.

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HR recruitment platform that uses personality triggers to assess potential hires.

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Loyalty program in shopping malls

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L'Oreal Anti-age Booster

Location based UV protection recommendations from l'Oreal Paris.

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California based startup for university scouts to find high school soccer talent.


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Web and App Updates for Customer Loyalty Firm

"[They] took the time to understand what [we were] all about."

Willing to refer: 
The Project
$10,000 to $49,999
Feb. - Dec. 2016
Project summary: 

Futurist updated an extant website and suite of apps to accommodate expansion into new markets, incorporating existing data and building in support for several new languages.

The Reviewer
1-10 Employees
Sofia, Bulgaria
Nick Saunders
CEO/Founder, Getlokal
The Review
Feedback summary: 

A desire to learn more about the customer and the quality of deliverables stand out. Like most evolving teams (especially offshored one), there are occasional delays, but over the long term, the high value-for-money ratio is likely to outweigh most hiccups.

The client submitted this review online.


Please describe your company and your position there.

I was the CEO/Founder of Getlokal, a platform providing loyalty services to businesses and consumers. I was part of Start-Up Chile and helped develop and launch Getlokal in Latin American markets.


For what reason(s) did your company hire Futurist Labs?

Originally, Getlokal was a review site/app and we pivoted into loyalty. I needed to convert their existing mobile apps and build a new website for Chile that was based on existing databases.

What were your goals for this project?

We needed to launch successfully in Chile and begin consumer and business acquisition as soon as possible.


How did you select this vendor?

I wanted a developer who could handle both the website and mobile apps seamlessly. I received proposals from several local vendors here in Sofia and selected Futurist Labs based on their expertise and past experience.

Describe the project in detail.

We had an extensive initial project briefing that covered the history of Getlokal, the existing infrastructure (i.e., a site and apps in five languages, databases, etc.), and what I wanted to achieve in the time available.

What was the team composition?

The project manager was my direct point of contact, managed the individual developers, and did some of the coding work.


Can you share any outcomes from the project that demonstrate progress or success?

They built a new website, complete with access to existing data, within a couple of months. They updated and converted the apps to match our new focus, then launched them—all within three months. We were then able to start consumer and business acquisition immediately.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

It went very well—especially given the time difference between us and the fact that I was working on my own in Chile with no one in Sofia to act for me and liaise in person with Futurist Labs. As a result, once I left for Chile, all future interactions were via phone calls and email.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

I was pleasantly surprised by the level of understanding and input from the project manager. He took the time to understand what Getlokal was all about from a commercial perspective and made many constructive suggestions leading to improvements in the apps.

Are there any areas for improvement?

If they had double the number of coders, we could have slightly reduced the time taken to deliver the initial work and manage the ongoing project. In hindsight, I could've provided a better initial specification since we lost a bit of time scoping the project, which also was not helped by the fact that I engaged them only a week before I left for Chile.

Overall Score
  • 4.0 Scheduling
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They offered the best value of all the dev agencies I contacted.
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer