We're award-winning app developers.

We craft exclusive, engaging apps and supporting platforms for our brands. With a strong heritage in enterprise level development, we're not just another mobile media agency or group of app developers. By bringing enterprise level quality and process to the mobile sector, our products not only look exquisite, but they stand up to the scrutiny of your customers and ours.

As a small team of highly talented designers, user experience professionals and developers, we know the mobile sector better than most; that's why we're rated so highly. The brands we work with demand the the most progressive and high quality products and quite simply, that's what we create. If you've worked hard to build your brand, you want to work with a company who values that ethos as much as you do. It's our founding principle.

To produce amazing work you need amazing people and we have some of the best individuals working in the UK today. We never outsource our work; our entire creative and technical team is based at our offices here in London. We truly believe that communication is key to a successful app development project and you can't realistically achieve that if the team you're working with aren't in the same timezone.You know your business, your customers and your idea. We know mobile, usability and great design. The combination of these is what creates beautiful products. We work with you, not for you, to create dynamic products which takes the best of our expertise and tailors it specifically to you, your customers and your business sector. Creating exclusive mobile experiences just can't be achieved without this close working relationship.

Being both creative and technical, we have extensive experience in creating unique products for our clients which not only stand out visually but are technically engineered to enterprise standards.

 
$50,000+
 
$50 - $99 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2016
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London, United Kingdom
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Portfolio

Key clients: 

 

  • The Times
  • The Sun
  • Universal Music
  • Lucozade
  • Canon
  • Clearcast (ITV, C4, C5, Sky)
  • MOD
  • CMC Markets
  • Get Connected
  • Busuu
  • UK Music Apps
  • GXS
  • TwoFourTV
  • Campaign for Wool

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App Dev for Apartment Complex

"I was extremely satisfied with their level of professional services."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Jan. 2018 - Feb. 2019
Project summary: 

Glance Creative developed an iOS and Android mobile application with admin panels for residents of a housing development. The team hosted focus groups and provided designs and wireframes.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
London
Sanjay Dhir
CEO, Select Developments
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Glance Creative met all expectations, delivering a high-quality product. Their team produced the application within budget and the assigned timeline. They are communicative and trustworthy. Their technical expertise supplemented their creative approach to the project.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m the CEO of Select Developments, a real estate firm that develops a variety of properties influenced by the latest advancements in technology.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Glance Creative Ltd.?

I hired Glance Creative to develop a mobile application for iOS and Android with web admin panels. The app was for both current and new residents to use it as a tool for their daily routines while interacting with smart home devices.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted a functional product that met our requirements delivered in the most effective way possible.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

After searching extensively on Google and contacting other development agencies, I eventually came across Glance Creative. I was impressed with their portfolio and user-based approach to app development. That solidified my decision to collaborate with them.

Describe the project in detail.

I provided Glance Creative with my initial concept. With their expertise, they formulated the appropriate focus groups, determining my target audience. Then, they created wireframes and designs.

What was the team composition?

We worked with a project manager, UX strategist, UI designer, a tech lead, and a QA engineer. We also engaged with their marketing team and several frontend and backend developers.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The project was successfully implemented within the planned budget and timeframe. I was extremely satisfied with their level of professional services.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

We communicated through Slack and partook in weekly calls. Sometimes those calls were skipped due to minor issues being resolved during Slack conversations. Communication flow seamlessly between their team and myself.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Glance Creative delivered what they promised. Their team is reliable and knowledgeable. Glance Creative exhibits years’ worth of technical expertise, bringing innovative and creative approaches to every solution. 

Are there any areas for improvement?

There are no areas of improvement. Their team allowed me to see the overall picture and provided the resources to ensure my app had a seamless development process.

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

Android Mobile App Dev for Energy Medicine Company

"Glance has technical expertise, but they also know how to interact on a human level."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Nov. 2016 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Glance built a prototype Android app that utilizes internal hardware to create electromagnetic signals. They provided UI and graphic design, and are currently enhancing components to create final product.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
London, United Kingdom
Research Director, PemTech
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The prototype was delivered on time, in full, and performs as requested. Glance took over from the initial development company thanks to their personable communication style and ability to follow instructions. They offer highly competitive pricing compared to other London-based firms.

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 the research director for PemTech, an energy medicine business.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Glance Creative?

We wanted an app that could exploit the electromagnetic energy of a smartphone to treat a range of conditions in the human body.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Glance built the native app from scratch. It’s fairly simple, using a start-stop-reset function to control a pulsed electromagnetic signal created by the phone’s normal hardware. They also designed the graphics and consumer interface.

We’ve launched the prototype to test its usability with the Google Play Store, and Glance is now engaged with the project’s second phase, improving graphics and UI. The app is only available for Android at this time, but we plan to build an iOS model in the future.

Free of charge, Glance has also offered guidance for commercialization of the app.

What is the team dynamic?

Simon [Lee, CEO, Glance Creative] was our initial contact. He introduced us to Gaby [Clebsch, Project Manager, Glance], who served as lead on the project, and Anthony [Cannon, Android Developer, Glance] worked on coding.

How did you come to work with Glance Creative?

I initially reached out to Simon, who I knew from a previous project, but my business partner wanted to hire a San Francisco-based development company, believing a Silicon Valley name would lend credibility to our project. I disagreed with this decision and was proven correct. The US company managed to overcomplicate what should have been a simple project, adding functions we never asked for, so we ended that relationship and went back to Glance.

How much have you invested with them?

About £5,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

I first contacted them in November 2016. After attempting to work with the San Francisco company, we started work with Glance in September 2017 and our relationship is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The app works and performs exactly as we requested. They delivered the prototype on time, in full, and I'm delighted with the results.

How did Glance Creative perform from a project management standpoint?

They're a very personable team. We communicate primarily through instant messaging, which I prefer to the indirect back-and-forth quality of e-mail, and they’re always available through phone calls.

Gaby kept the project well-defined throughout, which we appreciated after our chaotic experience with the previous vendor. Glance kept it simple, creating a product that fit our specifications.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Glance has technical expertise, but they also know how to interact on a human level. They’re pleasant, responsive, and they treat clients with respect.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Nothing comes to mind. We're midway through our project, and they have so far provided excellent service.

5.0
Overall Score A refreshing company that performs as requested.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    The only time we missed a meeting was due to an error on my end.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They’re very competitive compared with other London-based developers.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They delivered on time and in full.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I would definitely recommend them.

Mobile Expansion Brainstorming for Startup

"Everyone was striving to do something better than just 'normal' or 'good."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Nov. 2016 - Feb. 2017
Project summary: 

Glance helped a start-up tech company brainstorm out-of-the-box ways to create a non-traditional mobile presence. The team used an agile process to plan designs and iteration options.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
London, United Kingdom
Gary McDowell
CEO, Dotegy Ltd
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

As a thought-based exercise, the team worked on a small budget with demanding timelines. They aimed for excellence and came up with creative ideas for future expansion. Overall, they were easy to work with and communicated complex tech ideas clearly. 

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I'm the CTO of Dotegy, a start-up designed at providing low-cost online brand protection services.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what reason(s) did your company hire Glance Creative Ltd.?

We needed help to establish a mobile footprint. Essentially, we were looking at how to reinvent a "traditional" way of doing things with a fresh perspective.

What were your goals for this project?

Instead of providing a concrete solution or application, we were looking at conceptual designs of how to grow our mobile presence. The idea was to brainstorm now, and then further down the line create a complete platform (integrated web, mobile etc.).

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

I'd previously worked with the Simon Lee [CEO, Glance Creative Ltd.] during my time with NetNames and had followed him and his company's work with Locassa and then through to Glance. So I was already familiar with the quality and integrity of the company and their work.

Describe the project in detail.

We used an agile process to review the project's output. We met every two weeks to discuss the latest iterations of designs, discuss new avenues, and then set-off on another two-week cycle. As mentioned, the project was primarily brainstorming in advance of launching a large development project because the online brand protection industry is very traditional in how they 'think' or how vendor 'believes they think'. The idea was to break the mold.

What was the team composition?

In the early stages of the creative brief, we worked directly with Simon and the designers. Then as we moved into an iterative cycle of work, review, re-work, we were assigned a project manager and had direct access to designers who were very responsive to the project's demands.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

I'm very satisfied with how the project went. We were working on a small budget, with tight timescales in a demanding sector, so the outcome was more about where we could pilot the project in the future. In terms of achievements, we met our goal of trying to shake up an established industry with some fresh ideas.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

We've had a very effective workflow; the exchanges were very fluid, whether it was commercial, technical or UX/UI. The team at Glance are down to earth and able to articulate in a way which didn't require years of background in the tech industry.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Their attitude was very impressive. You can choose an agency to create something for you and it will probably work but here everyone was striving to do something better than just "normal" or "good."  Exceptional was always their goal, and not being satisfied with ordinary was refreshing to work with.

Are there any areas for improvement?

Overall we had no complaints. We would like to have taken the project further but we had constraints that were completely on our side of the business.

4.5
Overall Score I think you'll struggle to find a more engaging and effective way to collaborate on mobile-centric projects.
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    I never had any difficulty in getting time to discuss what we needed. They were highly reactive.
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    You get what you pay for and this comes back to them not accepting "ordinary."
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They gave high quality work, a fast turnaround, and dedicated individuals.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I would recommend them highly all the way.

Mobile App Dev for Field Marketing Agency

"[We] went back to Glance because of their quality… feedback and responsiveness."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Aug. 2013 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Glance Creative Ltd created a design app to sell merchandise through photos only, without text. The team created custom designs, features, and a CMS to allow users to upload images themselves.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
London, United Kingdom
Julian Duncan
Director, Big Picture UK
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The team is very creative and employs unique problem-solving capabilities. Glance is not the cheapest developer but provides high-quality work and development. They stick to deadlines and respond quickly.

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 am the company director of Big Picture, and we are a field marketing company. We put resources into retail and distribution outlets, to be able to market our client’s products.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Glance Creative Ltd?

We wanted to design an app that would demonstrate our client’s products without text. The app would be a universal sales tool where we could demonstrate features, but we didn’t have the need for localization into multiple languages.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement? 

We knew that it would involve a 360 of the individual products that allow users to look at the merchandise and explore the website. We also wanted to be able to create hot spots that users could touch to see and play with certain features. Glance designed an interface for us to navigate between products, to see the products, turn them, and to further engage with the different features. They gave us a library of features to choose from, so we could have galleries and videos; it could be interactive or flat file. They gave us all of those tools.

The other challenge was that we didn’t want to have to go back to the developer every time we added a new product. Glance created a content management system, which allowed us to upload the assets, images, or video and then design new products ourselves.

What is the team dynamic?

We normally work with about 3 members of the team, including the developer, and primarily the project manager.

How did you come to work with Glance Creative Ltd?

We shortlisted 3 firms from an internet search and met with each of them. Glance seemed to be the most creative, and we had a gut feeling they would do well on this project.

How much have you invested in them?

We have invested around £20,000 [approximately $27,000].

What is the status of this engagement?

We began working with Glance Creative Ltd in August 2013, and the work is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

It is difficult for us to measure anything on their performance. Once the work was completed, it’s the actual users that create feedback and statistics.

How did Glance Creative Ltd perform from a project management standpoint?

Glance is generally good at sticking to deadlines, but we’ve had quite a few delays due to technical issues which meant we were a few months behind. Not all technical issues were on their side, though, we had some internal issues as well.

Occasionally, if we are not engaging with them, it can take a little while to get a response which has always been the challenge. However, when we do engage them, they are good. We use Slack to communicate.

We made a mistake and went to another company for a little while, but went back to Glance because of their quality, and also because of their feedback and responsiveness.

What did you find most impressive about them?

The most impressive thing is that they get around problems very creatively.

Are there any areas they could improve?

They could do more to see the project as a whole, and not just from a brief.

4.0
Overall Score We left them for a time because we were looking for something more price sensitive, as they weren’t the cheapest on the market, but we have returned to them.
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    It has been good, but on occasion there have been slight delays. Delays were not all from their side, but occasionally they had a challenge they had to overcome, and it took a little longer.
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Glance is not the cheapest, but I think that we get value for what we pay.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    We are really happy with the product. It is one of our core products now, and their flexibility and creativity is excellent.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to others.

Get Connected Application

"Glance Creative [has] consistently impressed us with their understanding of the app marketplace."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
4.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
Project summary: 

Glance Creative provided end-to-end services for a dual-platform smartphone app to increase availability and awareness of helpline services. They continue to deliver ongoing support.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
United Kingdom
Digital Communications Manager, Nonprofit
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Although the project's scope did not account for ongoing development and improvement costs, Glance Creative met all design and development requirements and was flexible in meeting additional requests. Aside from minor timing issues, Glance Creative provided excellent communication and support.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Get Connected is the United Kingdom's free confidential helpline for young people less than age 25 who need help and don't know where to turn. Our service is for absolutely any issue and can be reached 365 days a year by phone, text, Web chat, and email. We have a small staff of around 15 employees with around 100 volunteers who support our helpline services.

I am the digital communications manager at Get Connected and was the lead contact for Glance Creative on the project to develop our smartphone application.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

The development of the app was an effort to make our helpline services more accessible to digitally connected young people in the U.K. It was also about enabling young people to get easy access to helpline services within their local area. The primary aim of the app project was to increase awareness and access to Get Connected's helpline services amongst young people under 25.

SOLUTION

Glance Creative developed a smartphone app on both the iOS and Android platforms. Glance Creative was selected after an open tender process, which consisted of a short-listing of initial written submissions followed by a final selection on the basis of meetings with four agencies. Glance Creative was chosen on the basis of the quality of their proposal, their experience of comparable projects, their understanding of our target audience, and the competitiveness of their quote.

The work Glance Creative carried out on the app by the service provider included scoping, designing, developing, and providing ongoing support for the app. The project to design, develop, and test the app lasted approximately four months

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

The app is performing as required in terms of its key functions. We have identified potential points for refining the app, but this will be dependent upon our ability to fund new developments.

With hindsight, we are happy with the technologies adopted, but may have underestimated the ongoing cost to develop and enhance the app in the future. We would advise other agencies, particularly those in the charity sector, who are considering the development of an app to prepare a more detailed scoping of the potential long-term costs up front and to build in more time for user acceptance testing.

Glance Creative provided an excellent service in the design and development of the app and fulfilled the agreed scope and requirements as set out at the commencement of the project. Glance Creative showed great flexibility in meeting additional requirements that came up during the app project and have consistently impressed us with their understanding of the app marketplace, particularly in relation to younger people.

Two areas that could have been improved are earlier or clearer communication when there were timing issues at one stage in the project and more detailed scoping and fleshing out of the requirements early on.

4.0
Overall Score
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 4.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

SessionBand Application

"Glance Creative continues to work closely with us at every stage as if they were co-owners of my business."

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

Over the course of six months, Glance Creative developed 9 unique chord-based audio apps for a global consumer market. They offered the most experience with low-level audio on the iOS platform.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
United Kingdom
Founder, UK Music Apps
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Glance Creative's apps are excelling in the crowded iOS music market, generating more than 50 percent of the revenue regularly associated with the top 20 music apps. Glance Creative has been a true partner, remaining dedicated, invested, and engaged during their continued support.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

I am the Founder of UK Music Apps. We publish the world's only chord-based audio apps.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

We needed to create a unique range of music apps products for the global music consumer market.

SOLUTION

We obtained detailed quotations from six potential service providers. Only Glance Creative was able to demonstrate experience with low-level audio within the specific iOS environment. The initial project was around six months.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

UK Music Apps now has nine separate music apps generating significant revenue from the crowded iOS music space. Our strategy to market multiple genre-specific music apps simultaneously has paid dividends with more than 50 percent of the range regularly among the top 20 best-selling music apps in key territories.

Glance Creative continues to work closely with us at every stage as if they were co-owners of my business. They are true partners and very dedicated.

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

Mobile Development for ABC Spy

"They combine exceptional design with strong technical capabilities."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
Project summary: 

Glance Creative developed a learning app for all iOS devices. The app features an elegant, innovative design and combines photo-taking functionalities with learning the alphabet and expanding language skills.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
London, United Kingdom
Chief Executive Officer, Stealth Education
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The app exceeded expectations and has become a flagship product with five-star reviews in the App Store and over 20,000 downloads. Glance Creative took the time to understand the business and created a flawless product with no bugs or issues.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Stealth Education Ltd. develops educational applications and games for young learners ages 2 through 11. As CEO, I was responsible for the company's overarching strategy, overseeing product development, and driving growth.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

ABC Spy is a new kind of ABC app, combining the fun and creativity of taking photos with learning the alphabet and acquiring new language. Glance Creative developed an elegant, high-quality app that took our core idea and developed it into a compelling, successful mobile offer that delighted our target audience, which is both parents and children. The app has five-star reviews in the App Store and has been downloaded more than 20,000 times, despite minimal marketing.

SOLUTION

Glance Creative built ABC Spy in iOS, exploiting the latest functionality and using cutting-edge programming techniques to deliver a smooth and intuitive end-user experience. We chose Glance Creative for three reasons. They took our brief and improved it. They are creative and deep thinkers. Unusually, they combine exceptional design with strong technical capabilities. They provide highly responsive project management and deliver on time and to budget.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

ABC Spy is now available across all iOS devices, and we have no reports of bugs or issues with the technical infrastructure they built. The delivered app exceeded our expectations and has become our flagship product. I would not hesitate in recommending Glance Creative for any mobile app development project, especially one that attempts to innovate or push the boundaries of what is being done currently. If not unique, Glance Creative are very unusual in that they take the time to understand your business and ideas, and then help shape them into something special.

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

BFPO Applications

“Glance Creative designed an app with a clean, intuitive look that provided a wealth of information to our customers.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
Project summary: 

Glance Creative created a mobile app that provided customers with military shipping protocol information ranging from prohibited items to overseas shipping costs based on weight and size.

The Reviewer
 
10,001 + Employees
 
United Kingdom
Technical Director, British Military Agency
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Glance Creative's design fulfilled all feature requirements. They offered the best combination of cost, quality, and experience, as well as an impressive back catalog, and delivered an excellent product according to cost and scope.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

British Forces Post Office provides a complete range of postal services to service personnel serving overseas. I am the BFPO technical director.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

BFPO wished to develop an app that provides our user community with a range of information about using BFPO. This ranges from prohibited items to the cost of sending mail overseas based on size and weight.

SOLUTION

Glance Creative designed an app with a clean, intuitive look that provided a wealth of information to our customers. What was particularly pleasing was the cost calculator. Glance Creative was selected through a small competition using cost, quality and prior experience as the primary selection criteria. I was particularly impressed with their "back catalog."

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Glance Creative delivered a quality product according to cost and scope.

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