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Goji Labs is a web and mobile app development company headquartered in Los Angeles. Founded in 2014, the team of 30 has helped startups, corporates and non-profits launch 100+ digital products in a variety of industries. Our services include product strategy, UX/UI design, web, mobile app, and IoT development.

 

We are product and technology experts and specialize in reducing risk on behalf of our partners when bringing new software ventures to market.

 

We believe no great venture should be held back by technical execution. Translating this core belief into action, we work closely with our partners to launch new initiatives and scale existing ones. We work to understand your vision, help define your product, then design, build, and launch.

We work primarily with startups, businesses, and nonprofits. Our partners include Digital Medical Tech, World Health Organization, World Wildlife Fund, UCLA, USC, and the City of Los Angeles

 
$10,000+
 
$100 - $149 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2014
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Los Angeles, CA
headquarters
  • 800 Wilshire Blvd suite 200
    Los Angeles, CA 90017
    United States
other locations
  • 818 W 18th St.
    New York, NY 10011
    United States

Portfolio

Key clients: 

World Health Organization, World Wildlife Fund, USC, UCLA, Digital Medical Tech, City of Los Angeles, Kitchen Table, Kangarootime.

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Productivity and Time Tracking Mobile Application

DayPoint is a native iOS application that helps you track where your time goes. By simply entering locations where a user spends their time, DayPoint can keep track of how their day is spent. In addition to calculating the time you spend at home, at work, or at the gym, DayPoint reports the time you spend walking, commuting and sleeping. It then offers various graphical ways to visualize your data and make meaningful

insights as to where the time goes.

 

 

Services provided:

  • Product Strategy
  • UX/UI Design
  • Mobile App Development 
  • Web Development
  • Dev-Ops

 

This native iOS app was implemented using Swift and Objective-C. The server-side was built using Ruby on Rails and a Postgres database. We leveraged multiple graphics libraries in order to provide engaging and rich interfaces to explain the data collected and provide detailed granularity into time data analytics for true ‘time nerds’ (like us). We also developed proprietary algorithms to calculate users' sleep patterns, daily commutes, and travel time. In addition to creating a rich and immersive interface that helps people practice ‘Timefulness’, we developed complex algorithms based on activity data, and launched this in the App Store.

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Production Management Saas Application

Distro Pro is a SaaS platform that streamlines the management of film and television productions. This dashboard application transforms the industry’s existing, archaic procedures into simple, intuitive workflows. We’ve partnered with CommonMarker's founder to create a tool that will disrupt the movie production space for good. Most movie and television productions are still managed using a cumbersome and

time-consuming process, which involves a high degree of paper-based, manual work. Their product, Distro Pro, is a comprehensive SaaS solution that streamlines the operations of production management.

 

In order to develop and flesh out the concepts and value offer of this application, we kicked off the project by conducting several rounds of audits and product workshops. We took an iterative approach to create a beautiful and intuitive interface for app, then proceeded to implement this impressive dashboard web application using Ruby on Rails, PostgreSQL and React. The application features user role management, notifications, and an engaging production management dashboard that enables production managers to plan, oversee and control every aspect of the production cycle. Our team got to learn a ton about the movie production industry in the process of bringing Distro Pro to market. The project management tool and interactions we’ve created is lightyears ahead of any solution currently on the market.

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Medical Device Tracking SaaS Platform and Mobile Application

Digital Medical’s platform streamlines inventory management and tracking of hospital equipment. We developed a proprietary solution deployed in hospitals across the nation.  We wanted to bring a novel solution to market that would undercut the cost of other product offerings and perform more reliably.

 

Services provided:

  • Product Strategy
  • UX/UI Design
  • Mobile App Development 
  • Web Development
  • IoT Development
  • Dev-Ops
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    We built a highly distributed system of Raspberry Pi receivers running a customized Linux environment. These receivers listen for Bluetooth signals from beacons attached to devices throughout hospitals and send them to a centralized system via WebSockets, which runs in AWS Elastic Container Service as Fargate instances. The system in AWS decides which beacon is in what room. We developed an algorithm to make this determination efficiently across thousands of devices in an instant. This entire part of the system is written Go, and it pushes beacon positions to a Ruby on Rails application over a WebSocket, which records each position in a Postgres database. Users can watch the positions change live in their browsers in a floor map view, with no need to refresh the page, thanks to WebSockets' push capabilities. We developed a novel, scalable, and efficient solution, which has been successfully deployed in hospitals across the country.

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    Social Events Application

    Kitchen Table helps hosts and guests build meaningful, in-person connections through intimate, shared dining experiences.

    Kitchen Table is a social dining application that allows individuals to host community events. The goal was to create a community that would extend invitations to anyone - strangers, neighbors, friends and family.

    We wanted to provide an experience for foodies, hobby chefs, and community

    builders that would transcend anything currently on the market. The objective was to create a platform that would bring people together around food to help foster relationships and build community.

     

    Services provided:

    • Product Strategy
    • UX/UI Design
    • Mobile App Development 
    • Web Development
    • Dev-Ops

    We designed and developed a consumer iOS app, built in Swift, and a backend system using Ruby on Rails and Postgres. The backend system also powers a web application and an administrative dashboard for the Kitchen Table team. Hosts can post a community meal they're planning, and include the menu, the location, the price, and they can invite those they know. Guests can browse for meals in their area, and, if there's still a spot left, join one, and maybe make some new friends.

     

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    MedsPal - World Health Organization

    The Medicines Patent Pool improves access to critical medications by negotiating licenses that allow for generic drug manufacturers to produce and sell these drugs in the nations that need them most. MedsPaL is a tool for the public, geared toward ministers of health and their staff, researchers, and drug manufacturers, to surface drug patent and license information in a simple, intuitive way. This allows the public

    to see drug licenses, drugs that are already off-patent, and those that are about to be, which helps ministries of health make purchasing decisions and provide medications to their people.

    Services provided:

    • Product Strategy
    • UX/UI Design
    • Web Development
    • Data Scraping
    • Dev-Ops

    Over the last few years, we worked with MPP to release and then enhance a comprehensive data administration dashboard. An admin can pull in patent data from the USFDA and the EPO, annotate records, approve changes, and then deploy them to MedsPaL for public visibility. This has allowed MPP to cover more drugs than before, which in turn helps treat and prevent disease.

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    HR & Recruiting SaaS Platform and Mobile App

    Services provided:

    • Product Strategy
    • UX/UI Design
    • Mobile App Development 
    • Web Development
    • Dev-Ops

     

    Boon offers a game-changing recruiting solution that enables companies to source the best candidates by leveraging their employee networks. After working in the recruiting

    industry for nearly a decade, Boon’s Founder knew that referrals were key to successful job placements; Even the best companies continue to struggle with finding and attracting top talent. Recognizing the power and importance of referrals for the recruiting industry, he set out to create a platform that would give recruiters, executives, and employees alike the ability to become talent influencers. The key component? Removing the guesswork from knowing who the best candidates are for each opportunity.

     

    Our team designed and developed a SaaS enterprise web application and a consumer-oriented mobile application using Ruby on Rails, React.Js and React Native. Companies can subscribe to Boon’s platform to post job opportunities and invite current employees to join. Employees can use the mobile application to explore and engage with their network, receive matches between open positions and their friends, create referrals, and collect referral bounties for successful placements.

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    Education SaaS Platform

    Mozi is a research-backed EdTech platform that helps instructors improve the way they teach writing. After launch, the platform was having performance issues as the user base grew, while the original developer was unable to provide them with the proper resources and expertise. Mozi needed a long-term partner to take over product development and help them capture new opportunities in the education space.

    Services provided:

    • Product Strategy
    • UX/UI Design
    • Web Development
    • Dev-Ops

    We joined forces with the Mozi team to audit their platform, address its performance and scalability issues, and continue to define and execute their product roadmap. We’ve spent a few years working together to design and build new features, expanding the platform’s value proposition and onboarding notable customers such as the Los Angeles Unified School District. 

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    An Appetizing Life - Digital Food Magazine

    Services provided:

    • Product Strategy
    • UX/UI Design
    • Web Development

    Our team Redesigned and rebuilt this digital food magazine, which servers hundreds of thousands of users on a monthly basis

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    Umami Girl - Food Magazine

    Our team Redesigned and rebuilt this digital food magazine, which servers 500k+ users on a monthly basis.

    Services provided:

    • Product Strategy
    • UX/UI Design
    • Web Development

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    App Development for Social Interaction Platform

    “Our engagement with Goji Labs was a very personable and positive development experience.”

    Quality: 
    4.5
    Schedule: 
    4.0
    Cost: 
    4.0
    Willing to refer: 
    5.0
    The Project
     
    $50,000 to $199,999
     
    2015 - 2016
    Project summary: 

    Goji Labs developed a native iOS app for a social interaction platform with location-based functionality. Their team was involved in the process from start to finish.

    The Reviewer
     
    1-10 Employees
     
    Greater Los Angeles Area, California
    CEO, Mobile Application
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    The app received positive internal feedback and had all necessary functionality. Goji Labs' small size allows them to make abstract ideas into reality. Their team is responsive, flexible, and willing to go above and beyond to deliver quality results.

    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 was the CEO of a mobile application company.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    What challenge were you trying to address with Goji Labs?

    We needed help with development and production on the tech side.

    SOLUTION

    What was the scope of their involvement?

    Goji Labs was heavily involved in the project from the beginning, building our native iOS app from scratch. Their team also advised on the feasibility of the concept, which was a social interaction platform based on geographical proximity. The app would show you which of your friends were physically close to each other and would allow friends to share photos and videos with each other. Goji Labs helped us shape the app and bring it in for landing.

    What is the team composition?

    I worked directly with David (Product Strategist, Goji Labs). While they had a team doing a lot of the development work, David was my main point of contact.

    How did you come to work with Goji Labs?

    I actually came across Goji Labs through a recommendation on Reddit. Around the same time, my partner had received the same recommendation from a friend. We figured they were a good option because we both independently received a referral for them. 

    How much have you invested with them?

    We invested at least $100,000.

    What is the status of this engagement?

    Our engagement with Goji Labs ran from 2015–2016.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    We weren’t able to scale the way we wanted, but Goji Labs did excellent work. The app worked exactly how we hoped it would. Their team was incredibly efficient. They aren’t a huge firm but did a great job within their scale. I couldn’t ask for anything better.

    How did Goji Labs perform from a project management standpoint?

    I never had any issues with their project management skills. We were frequently in their office, talking on the phone, or communicating through email constantly. Goji Labs was always very responsive.

    What did you find most impressive about them?

    Our engagement with Goji Labs was a very personable and positive development experience. David was super responsive and upbeat throughout the whole process. He’s an incredibly smart guy and anytime he didn’t know how to do something, he was very quick to teach himself or figure it out.

    Are there any areas they could improve?

    Things didn’t work out exactly how we wanted them to, but that had to do more with our team’s side. Goji Labs did a great job and I was happy with their work.

    Do you have any advice for potential customers?

    Goji Labs is a perfect first stop for someone who is trying to get a project off the ground. They’re not a huge firm but they can take a very abstract idea and make it real, which is exactly what we were looking for.

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

    Dashboard Development Support for Design Studio

    “Our work together is frictionless.”

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

    Goji Labs is developing a custom dashboard that allows users to track and manage shipments. They are building the dashboard’s backend and implementing UI/UX designs provided by internal stakeholders.

    The Reviewer
     
    1-10 Employees
     
    Los Angeles, California
    Ruba Tadros
    Co-Founder, Monolith Collective
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    Despite the complexity of this custom development project, Goji Labs has excelled at managing expectations and creating a functional, user-friendly product. Their thorough, organized nature complements their professional management process. Customers can expect a personable, talented partner.  

    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 co-founder of Monolith Collective, a design studio that primarily does branding and frontend design.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    What challenge were you trying to address with Goji Labs?

    We had the opportunity to design and develop a unique shipment-tracking dashboard for our trucking and shipping client; although we were capable of executing the UI/UX design, we needed development support.

    SOLUTION

    What was the scope of their involvement?

    Using our UI/UX designs, Goji Labs is developing a highly customizable dashboard. Multiple users can access the dashboard, and everyone has defined permissions. The dashboard enables team members to track different loads, confirm what is on the load, and apply their specific internal numbering system to it.

    What is the team composition?

    When we were scouting companies to work with, we were in contact with Adam (CTO, Goji Labs). Now, we primarily communicate with David (Product Strategist, Goji Labs), who oversees a team of developers.

    How did you come to work with Goji Labs?

    We interviewed a couple of different development companies for this project. We knew of Goji Labs because we’d utilized the same co-working space a few years ago, so we invited David to bid on the project.

    My company ultimately chose Goji Labs because they had experience developing custom platforms and seemed very thorough and organized. The due diligence that they did upfront made them stand out. Goji Labs took it upon themselves to garner a good understanding of the project, and then they presented a very detailed overview of what the project would entail, the timeline and budget, etc. This upfront work made us feel confident that Goji Labs was a team that could execute this complex project with lots of customization features.   

    How much have you invested with them?

    In total, we will spend $160,000–$175,000. We’ve paid a little less than half of that so far.

    What is the status of this engagement?

    Our work together began in April 2018, and it’s ongoing. Because it’s such a sophisticated platform, this is a longer project, but we should be able to start doing testing on our own soon.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    The dashboard is functional and true to design, which is essential for us as a design company. Goji Labs helped break down the project’s complexities and create a digestible, user-friendly product, bringing our client’s idea to life. We’re very pleased with the progress Goji Labs has made so far.

    How did Goji Labs perform from a project management standpoint?

    David is our project lead and main point of contact; rather than having to interface with multiple layers of developers, we work directly with him, which has made the process seamless. They’re incredibly organized, and the platform that they use to manage the project is great. We have weekly check-ins, for which David ensures everyone is available and creates the calendar invite. During our check-ins, we see live demonstrations of the dashboard. Our work together is frictionless.

    What did you find most impressive about them?

    Goji Labs’ team is friendly, which is an important but often overlooked aspect. They’re personable and want to do great work.

    Are there any areas they could improve?

    No, there aren’t.

    Any advice for potential customers?

    Be open to their process instead of trying to force your own. They’ve found a great formula of what works and what doesn’t, not just in terms of development but also client relations.

    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 Micro-Funding Platform

    “Goji Labs goes the extra mile to ensure they deliver on what they promise.”

    Quality: 
    5.0
    Schedule: 
    5.0
    Cost: 
    4.0
    Willing to refer: 
    5.0
    The Project
     
    $50,000 to $199,999
     
    Oct. 2018 - Ongoing
    Project summary: 

    Goji Labs developed a web app. They built and connected the screens and configured the database. Now, they provide updates and do smaller projects to continue enhancing the app.

    The Reviewer
     
    2-9 Employees
     
    Chicago, Illinois
    Jeff Sesol
    President & CEO, DoADollar
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    Internal stakeholders praise Goji Labs’ ability to manage the project and satisfy requirements. Responsive and reliable, the team often outpaces time estimates. They take ownership of their work; customers can expect an insightful partner that offers constructive commentary.

    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 president and CEO of DoADollar, a micro-funding initiative. We make donating to nonprofits simple by encouraging people to give a dollar and to then share that act on their social media pages, so that a one-dollar donation can turn into thousands or even hundreds of thousands of dollars.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    What challenge were you trying to address with Goji Labs?

    We needed help developing a web app. We are confident that our initiative will be successful, so the challenge lies in creating an app that can scale to millions of users.

    SOLUTION

    What was the scope of their involvement?

    Goji Labs developed our web app. They worked in conjunction with another company that designed the app and provided an analysis of what we wanted to do. Goji Labs built the app’s screens and connected them. They also configured the database.

    They continue to make changes and pursue smaller projects to enhance the product.

    What is the team composition?

    David (Product Strategist, Goji Labs) is our main point of contact. We’ve also engaged with two other programmers.

    How did you come to work with Goji Labs?

    We found Goji Labs through the agency that designed our web app. When I interviewed David, he was extremely thorough in explaining the process, and he had all of the right answers to my questions. I was satisfied with the process they were going to take. David also assured me that they could develop a sufficiently scalable app.

    How much have you invested with them?

    My company has spent over $100,000.

    What is the status of this engagement?

    Our work together began in October 2018, and it is ongoing. I don’t plan on ending our engagement anytime soon; I want Goji Labs to be there when the app takes off.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    Goji Labs delivers what they say they can deliver. They’ve been spot on with everything they’ve done. We only launched the app a month ago, so we don’t have metrics yet.

    How did Goji Labs perform from a project management standpoint?

    David laid out the whole project and timeframes before they started working. In some cases, they outpaced the deadlines they set. Goji Labs goes the extra mile to ensure they deliver on what they promise. Whenever we have a problem or are concerned about something, David is extremely responsive. We communicate via WhatsApp and text, and we have weekly phone calls.

    What did you find most impressive about them?

    I have a technical background and have been involved in big projects, so I was very impressed by how well David walked us through the development process, such as how the screens would connect and what the database would look like. David is understanding and professional, and he excels at managing the project. He’s also willing to push back and give constructive criticism. Many developers I’ve worked with conform to the client’s wishes and ideas, but David owns his work and will speak up if he doesn’t think something is in the app’s best interest.

    Are there any areas they could improve?

    No, I’m very happy with them.

    Any advice for potential customers?

    If you want a developer that is invested in your project—that won’t just do what you tell them to—then Goji Labs is your team.

    5.0
    Overall Score It’s been very enjoyable.
    • 5.0 Scheduling
      ON TIME / DEADLINES
    • 4.0 Cost
      Value / within estimates
    • 5.0 Quality
      Service & deliverables
    • 5.0 NPS
      Willing to refer

    Platform Design for Home Sharing Network

    “Goji Labs was responsive to what we asked for.”

    Quality: 
    5.0
    Schedule: 
    5.0
    Cost: 
    4.0
    Willing to refer: 
    5.0
    The Project
     
    $10,000 to $49,999
     
    Feb. 2019 - Ongoing
    Project summary: 

    Goji Labs designed a home-sharing platform’s features and user experience. They delivered designs for video verification, a language filter, a messaging feature, and a dual fee process.

    The Reviewer
     
    11-50 Employees
     
    Boston, Massachusetts
    Beth Santos
    Founder & CEO, Wanderful
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    Internal stakeholders are pleased with the modern, user-friendly designs. Thoughtful and personable, Goji Labs laid the groundwork for developing functionalities that will coincide with the user experience. Their experience in the sharing economy industry was particularly helpful.

    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 CEO and founder of Wanderful, an international lifestyle brand for female travelers. We host events for women around the world, and we just launched a home-sharing network that enables women who are traveling to stay together.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    What challenge were you trying to address with Goji Labs?

    My company wanted to build a platform to host our new home-sharing network. We had a basic site on WordPress, on which women could post listings and book spaces from other women. We wanted something more custom, with key features that were specific to our community.

    SOLUTION

    What was the scope of their involvement?

    We initially brought Goji Labs onboard to design and develop the entire platform, but due to funding on our side, we scaled back the scope of their work to just be the platform's design. My team gave Goji Labs our logos and style guide, and they did all of the design work for the platform. We underwent a discovery process in which Goji Labs identified what our design aesthetic was.

    They designed a video verification process, which requires new users to provide a video of themselves to ensure safe digital interactions. Goji Labs also designed a few unique features, such as a language filter, so that travelers can see what different languages hostesses speak, and a messaging feature, which allows travelers and hostesses to communicate directly. On our current site, only the host pays a service fee, but Goji Labs designed a dual fee process that will charge both the host and the traveler.

    Although Goji Labs didn’t do any development work, a key part of the design process was identifying key functionalities that we’ll need and distinguishing how they’ll fit into the user experience. They helped us determine everything we will need to code, from the financial to the social aspects of the platform.

    We’re still using the WordPress site, but we have Goji Labs’s designs ready for when we implement the new platform.  

    What is the team composition?

    Our project manager is David (Product Development, Goji Labs). My team also works with a designer.

    How did you come to work with Goji Labs?

    A friend who’d worked with Goji Labs recommended them. Goji Labs had experience working with another sharing economy platform. We figured that their knowledge about creating two-sided marketplaces would relieve communicate barriers and even educate us on the process.

    How much have you invested with them?

    My company spent around $25,000.

    What is the status of this engagement?

    We began working together in February 2019, and we’re finishing everything now.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    Goji Labs delivered beautiful, modern, user-friendly designs, and we’re excited to implement them soon. My team loves all of the colors.

    How did Goji Labs perform from a project management standpoint?

    Goji Labs was responsive to what we asked for. They were receptive to whatever provided feedback we provided on the design specs and little details. David communicated well and kept the project focused, which helped my team because we’re very busy. He was friendly and easy to work with. Our teams had weekly calls that we scheduled using Google Calendar.

    What did you find most impressive about them?

    Goji Labs was incredibly thoughtful. Their expertise in the sharing economy was very helpful; they proposed ideas we hadn’t thought of yet. They were prepared to have conversations about how the platform would work.

    Are there any areas they could improve?

    No, there was nothing.

    Any advice for potential customers?

    They’re just great to work with. Goji Labs was good at communicating and proposing good ideas.

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

    Web Development for Lifestyle Blog

    "I’ve built out websites before, and none of my previous partners have been as accessible as Goji Labs."

    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: 

    Goji Labs modified and relaunched a lifestyle blog. The team designed custom web pages and added a Shopify integration. They provide ongoing maintenance and updates.

    The Reviewer
     
    1-10 Employees
     
    Los Angeles, California
    Lisa Todd
    Founder, Lifestyle Blog
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    Goji Labs delivered a site that matches the initial vision of the project. By leveraging a collaborative approach, the team has been able to implement each requirement and meet every deadline. Customers can expect a responsive and supportive partner.

    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 a food and lifestyle blogger.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    What challenge were you trying to address with Goji Labs?

    I wanted to revamp my website.

    SOLUTION

    What was the scope of their involvement?

    Goji Labs completely redesigned my website. They delivered a variety of different designs, including a framework that showed the flow of the website.

    After they designed the site, the team implemented a Shopify integration and built custom web pages. The site is now live, and Goji Labs provides ongoing maintenance and updates.

    What is the team composition?

    I have direct contact with David (CEO, Goji Labs) and a designer.

    How did you come to work with Goji Labs?

    I had worked with a branding company who had previously partnered with Goji Labs, and they suggested that I use them. I interviewed the team and ultimately chose them as my vendor.

    How much have you invested in them?

    I’ve spent close to $20,000.

    What is the status of this engagement?

    We started our partnership in October 2018, and the work is ongoing.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    They’ve met every deadline and have implemented each of my requirements. My blog works and looks exactly how I envisioned.

    How did Goji Labs perform from a project management standpoint?

    They’ve been excellent. I’ve built out websites before, and none of my previous partners have been as accessible as Goji Labs. David and I schedule weekly meetings, and he is very quick to respond to any emails or questions that I have.

    What did you find most impressive about them?

    David and his team understand my project and continue to meet deadlines. David always has a positive demeanor, and his team has the soft skills required to collaborate effectively with others.

    Are there any areas they could improve?

    I don’t think there are any. Last time I built out an e-commerce site, the whole experience was a nightmare. David and his team have been a much better partner to me. I’ve never felt like they were talking down to me, which sometimes happens with other designers.

    Do you have any advice for potential customers?

    If you can solidify what you want and create a sort of path or blueprint, that will make the process go faster. Your preparation will help David and his team do what needs to be done to meet your needs.

    5.0
    Overall Score
    • 5.0 Scheduling
      ON TIME / DEADLINES
      We had weekly or bi-weekly meetings during development, and they hit every deadline.
    • 5.0 Cost
      Value / within estimates
      I think the price is fair, especially compared to other vendors.
    • 5.0 Quality
      Service & deliverables
      They're very easy to work with and great at understanding my needs.
    • 5.0 NPS
      Willing to refer

    Shopify Development for Display Company

    "We added David (CEO, Goji Labs) to some of our Slack channels, and he was very responsive."

    Quality: 
    4.5
    Schedule: 
    4.5
    Cost: 
    4.5
    Willing to refer: 
    5.0
    The Project
     
    $10,000 to $49,999
     
    Jan. - May 2019
    Project summary: 

    Goji Labs developed a Shopify website using a pre-existing set of designs. They added several modifications to a Shopify template and built a dialog box for a quote request form.

    The Reviewer
     
    1-10 Employees
     
    Somers, Connecticut
    Benjamin Camerota
    Owner, MVP Visuals
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    Flexible and accommodating, Goji Labs agreed to provide weekly progress updates throughout the development phase. Their excellent customer service set them apart from other vendors.

    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 own MVP Visuals. We sell custom brand displays.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    What challenge were you trying to address with Goji Labs?

    We hired Goji Labs to design and develop our new website.

    SOLUTION

    What was the scope of their involvement?

    We began the project by collaborating with Goji Labs to finalize a set of designs that we had created. They implemented our designs on a Shopify template and added several customizations that we requested. The team also built a modal window for our quote request form.

    What is the team composition?

    David (CEO, Goji Labs) was my point of contact. I’m not sure how many developers worked on the project.

    How did you come to work with Goji Labs?

    I was referred to Goji Labs by a design agency that had previously completed work with them.

    How much have you invested with them?

    I’ve spent somewhere between $10,000–$25,000.

    What is the status of this engagement?

    The project began in January 2019, and we completed it in May 2019.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    Thanks to Goji Labs, we’ve been able to maintain a stable level of traffic. They also provided us with a list of post-launch issues that we plan to address.

    How did Goji Labs perform from a project management standpoint?

    We added David to some of our Slack channels, and he was very responsive. We also requested weekly updates, and he obliged. I don’t think this is standard protocol, but David was willing to meet our needs.

    What did you find most impressive about them?

    I was most impressed by the excellent customer service that David provided.

    Are there any areas they could improve?

    Communication might have been more efficient if I was speaking to the developers, although I understand that using a point of contact is common practice amongst agencies.

    Do you have any advice for potential customers?

    Be clear about your requirements and specifications. If you give them precise information, they will be able to meet your needs.

    4.5
    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

    Website Dev for Nationwide Nonprofit

    “They ensured that they were designing the website we wanted.”

    Quality: 
    5.0
    Schedule: 
    5.0
    Cost: 
    4.5
    Willing to refer: 
    5.0
    The Project
     
    $50,000 to $199,999
     
    Sept. 2018 - Ongoing
    Project summary: 

    Goji Labs built a website with Ruby on Rails to establish a growing humanitarian movement's digital presence. The team enhanced a donation functionality and created an interactive map feature.

    The Reviewer
     
    2-10 Employees
     
    Los Angeles, California
    Rachel Sumekh
    CEO & Founder, Swipe Out Hunger
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    Though the website hasn’t launched yet, internal stakeholders are optimistic about its performance and the impact it will have. Goji Labs fostered a collaborative process and remained open to feedback. Their high-quality deliverables will likely lead to a continued engagement.

    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 founder and CEO of Swipe Out Hunger, a nonprofit committed to ending hunger amongst college students. We work with universities across the US.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    What challenge were you trying to address with Goji Labs?

    Swipe Out Hunter went from being a grassroots movement with one site to scaling across the country and having dozens of sites. We needed a clear message and a strong digital presence. In particular, we wanted a beautiful website that would clearly explain to people who we are, what we do, and how they can get involved in our work.

    SOLUTION

    What was the scope of their involvement?

    Goji Labs built out our website using Ruby on Rails. After providing wireframes, they created an interactive map feature of every campus we’re involved with. Each campus page provides students with information on how they can obtain resources or become involved as an advocate. Goji Labs also made our donation feature more front-and-center. We’ve discussed several site features that we’d like Goji Labs to build out in the future.

    What is the team composition?

    Our key contact person is David (Product Development, Goji Labs). During the design stage, he brought in a designer who was very personable and worked efficiently. Backend engineers were working on the project as well.

    How did you come to work with Goji Labs?

    I met Goji Labs at a startup event a few years ago. We chose them for this project because they seemed more invested than larger vendors. Also, David and his team are entrepreneurs that built Goji Labs from the ground up, so we knew they’d ask the right questions and implement the best processes. We felt as though we could fully trust them.

    How much have you invested with them?

    My company has spent around $50,000.

    What is the status of this engagement?

    Our engagement began in October 2018, and the work is ongoing. When the website launches in a couple of days, I’m hoping that we gain a strong digital footprint. I know technology will be increasingly central to our work, so I’m sure we will continue to work with Goji Labs.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    We think the map feature could go viral on college campuses. Although the site hasn’t launched yet, we believe we’ll see an increase in donations made through the website. Also, since the FAQ and About Us pages are easier to find and navigate through, we think there will be a decrease in the number of phone calls and emails we get with questions.

    How did Goji Labs perform from a project management standpoint?

    Goji Labs was process-oriented and strove to understand what we were looking for as an organization. At the start of the project, they presented communication and scheduling expectations. The project stayed on a clear timeline, and we as the client knew what to prepare for. Goji Labs was flexible when we needed time extensions.

    What did you find most impressive about them?

    Instead of simply doing the work and delivering the site, as our last developer did, Goji Labs asked for our feedback and opinions throughout the project. They ensured that they were designing the website we wanted.  

    Are there any areas they could improve?

    Nothing comes to mind. They’ve given us exactly what we wanted, so I have no complaints.

    Any advice for potential customers?

    To get the most out of the process, work closely with Goji Labs, and be prepared to present your vision.

    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

    App and UI/UX for Healthcare Tech Company

    "They've also been great at collaborating with us and bringing new ideas to the table."

    Quality: 
    5.0
    Schedule: 
    4.5
    Cost: 
    4.5
    Willing to refer: 
    4.5
    The Project
     
    $200,000 to $999,999
     
    Nov. 2017 - Ongoing
    Project summary: 

    Goji Labs designed and developed a web and mobile app for iOS and Android devices, including the UI/UX design. 

    The Reviewer
     
    1-10 Employees
     
    Greater Los Angeles Area
    Matthew Nicholson
    CEO, Digital Medical Tech
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    Goji Labs provides top-notch UI/UX design and development services. In addition to their expertise, their customer-centric, proactive approach to projects and communications sets them apart. They're also very responsive, provide a lot of valuable feedback, and deliver on time. 

    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 founder and CEO of Digital Medical Tech, a real-time location services provider for healthcare facilities and medical device companies. 

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    What challenge were you trying to address with Goji Labs?

    We reached out to Goji Labs to build a web-based platform and mobile app for iOS and Android devices, including UI/UX design.

    SOLUTION

    What was the scope of their involvement?

    Goji Labs worked with our team daily to design and develop our web and mobile app for iOS and Android devices. They provide ongoing support as needed, fixing any bugs and adding other features as requested. 

    What is the team composition? 

    We mostly work with David (CEO, Goji Labs) and Adam (CTO, Goji Labs). David has a good eye for UI/UX design, and Adam complements those skills with strong backend development expertise.

    How did you come to work with Goji Labs?

    We vetted about five software development shops and reached out to Goji Labs based on a referral from our CFO. Based on initial conversations with them, we felt they had a robust skill set and would be able to deliver the best product. 

    How much have you invested with them?

    We've invested over $600,000.

    What is the status of this engagement?

    We've been working together since November 2017. They continue to provide ongoing maintenance. We have no plans to hire in-house developers because our relationship with Goji Labs is so strong.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    Goji Labs has done an exceptional job at building our products and getting them to where they need to be today. They've been so great to work with that we'll never work with another developer; their knowledge, timeliness, and thoroughness set them apart. 

    How did Goji Labs perform from a project management standpoint?

    We have an excellent relationship with their team. We generally talked to them on the phone daily during the development phase. Aside from that, we communicate through Slack and track milestones on Trello. They're very hands-on, responsive, and accessible. They're also very adaptable, taking the time to learn about our industry to provide valuable feedback throughout the process. 

    What did you find most impressive about them?

    Their communication and willingness to take the time to understand our unique challenges and goals have been very valuable. They've also been great at collaborating with us and bringing new ideas to the table. 

    Are there any areas they could improve?

    I don't have any constructive feedback.

    Do you have any advice for potential customers?

    Be honest and as detailed as possible when explaining project goals. They're also good at guiding if the client is a little lost in the beginning. 

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

    Development Partnership for UX Strategy Agency

    "Once you’re working with Goji Labs, you’re in good hands."

    Quality: 
    5.0
    Schedule: 
    5.0
    Cost: 
    5.0
    Willing to refer: 
    5.0
    The Project
     
    $200,000 to $999,999
     
    Nov. 2016 - Ongoing
    Project summary: 

    Goji Labs serves as a long-term partner for a design studio that requires development support. They contribute conceptually to product strategy and coordinate builds for websites or mobile and web apps.   

    The Reviewer
     
    11-50 Employees
     
    Los Angeles, California
    Jinny Oh
    Founder, WANDR
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    Goji Labs has proven to be a reliable and talented development team during an extensive engagement. They feature an engaged and organized leadership group, leading to high-quality solutions. Goji Labs’ responsiveness and processes foster a sense of confidence in clients.

    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 founder of WANDR. We specialize in product strategy and user experience design.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    What challenge were you trying to address with Goji Labs?

    We primarily offer design services to our clients, so we call on Goji Labs when we have projects that require some sort of development.

    SOLUTION

    What was the scope of their involvement?

    Each year, we complete 3–5 projects with Goji Labs—anything ranging from native mobile apps to web applications and websites. In each case, David (CEO, Goji Labs) and I are very much involved in the strategy. Before we even discuss the design or development, we conduct whiteboard sessions with the client to scope out what we’re going to create. We’ve sometimes had projects that include an existing platform for them to work from, but other times Goji Labs develops something from scratch.

    Our largest project currently is a series of website development and content migration tasks for a particularly large client. We rely on Goji Labs to coordinate website hosting, front- and backend development, and maintenance.

    What is the team composition?

    David and Adam (CTO, Goji Labs) are our central points of contact.

    How did you come to work with Goji Labs?

    We met at a networking event a few years ago, and we soon found a project that we could complete together. Our partnership has grown from there.

    How much have you invested with them?

    We’ve spent between $500,000–$1 million to this point.

    What is the status of this engagement?

    Our engagement began in November 2016 and remains ongoing.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    I’m a strong proponent of the quality of their work. They are not an inexpensive development team—I could save money elsewhere, but I choose not to because I’m such a believer in their abilities. Their work is top-notch.

    How did Goji Labs perform from a project management standpoint?

    Goji Labs requires very little oversight. David is very organized and detail-oriented. He’s responsive when we need something, and I trust him and his team to complete their tasks as assigned. We communicate well through phone calls, Slack messages, or in-person meetings.

    What did you find most impressive about them?

    I appreciate their overall flexibility. We’ve never had a contract for how this partnership would work. We sometimes bid on a client together, but other times we do it separately and introduce the other side later on. We operate on a case-by-case basis as we determine what works best for both parties and the client.

    Are there any areas they could improve?

    They come with a high sticker price, but we receive high-quality work as a result.

    Do you have any advice for potential customers?

    Once you’re working with Goji Labs, you’re in good hands.

    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

    App Development for Tech Startup

    “They’re a high-performing team that works fast.”

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

    Goji Labs developed an iOS app from scratch that allows users to access and integrate emojis into their iPhone keyboard. They also provided advise on the development of other apps they weren’t building.

    The Reviewer
     
    1-10 Employees
     
    Washington D.C.
    Owner, Tech Startup
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    Goji Labs communicated well and worked hard to meet project goals and deadlines. The final product has functioned perfectly. They provided honest and insightful feedback that optimized the partnership and project objectives.

    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 owner of a tech startup. 

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    What challenge were you trying to address with Goji Labs?

    I needed a partner to help with app development.

    SOLUTION

    What was the scope of their involvement?

    I have quite a few apps I’m working on, so Goji Labs helped develop some and advised on the others. They built an iOS app from scratch that has emojis that users can pull up on their phone and also integrate seamlessly into their iPhone keyboard. They worked on additional emoji apps and also provided insight into how to approach and pursue the development of other apps.

    What is the team composition? 

    We had one main point of contact.

    How did you come to work with Goji Labs?

    Someone referred them.

    How much have you invested with them?

    We spent between $25,000–$50,000.

    What is the status of this engagement?

    We worked together from May-November 2017. 

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    Our app got onto the third page of the App Store, and it had no technical issues after launching. I’d definitely work with Goji Labs again.

    How did Goji Labs perform from a project management standpoint?

    They effectively communicated, using clear language to help non-technical people understand. They also met our deadlines.

    What did you find most impressive about them?

    They’re honest and help you make the most informed business decisions. Although they weren’t the cheapest option, they did excellent work and finished our project to completion.

    Are there any areas they could improve?

    No. They’re a high-performing team that works fast.

    Do you have any advice for future clients of theirs?

    Have a clear idea of what you want and how to bring it to life. Give them direction, and they’ll do a great job.

    5.0
    Overall Score
    • 5.0 Scheduling
      ON TIME / DEADLINES
      They stick to timelines and meet deadlines.
    • 4.5 Cost
      Value / within estimates
    • 5.0 Quality
      Service & deliverables
      There were only a few technical issues in the initial development.
    • 5.0 NPS
      Willing to refer
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    Business Entity
    Business Entity Name
    Goji Labs LLC
    Status
    Active
    Jurisdiction of Formation
    California
    Id
    201419510168
    Date of Formation
    Jul 10, 2014
    Last updated
    Apr 26, 2019
    Payment & Legal Filings
    Bankruptcy
    No
    Tax Lien Filings
    0
    Judgement Filings
    0
    Collections Count
    0
    Last updated
    Jul 22, 2019
    Client Reviews
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