We create exceptional user experience with tech.

We are everything digital and our value proposition is SPEED. Launch your idea in 6 weeks.

We work with enterprise for UX Design, Technology and Intrapreneurship programs

We are focussed on:

  1. Digital Strategy
  2. Intrapreneurship (Ideation, Acceleration and Incubation)
  3. Lean UX (UX and Design Thinking)

Our tech stack is:

Frontend

  1. Angular
  2. React JS
  3. React Native (iOS and Android)

Backend

  1. Java
  2. Django (Python)

Cloud and DevOps

  1. AWS
  2. Jenkins
  3. Sonarqube
  4. Docker

Data Analytics

  1. ELK
  2. Splunk
 
$25,000+
 
$25 - $49 / hr
 
50 - 249
 Founded
2013
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Berlin, Germany
headquarters
  • C/O Table of Vision, Brunnenstr. 181
    Berlin 10119
    Germany
other locations

Focus

Service lines
  • Mobile App Development
  • UX/UI Design
  • Web Development
Client focus
  • Small business (<$10M)
  • Midmarket ($10M - $1B)
  • Enterprise (>$1B)
Industry focus
  • Arts, entertainment & music
  • Retail
  • Health Care & Medical
Mobile platforms
Mobile focus
Frameworks and CMS
Programming & scripting
Application platform
BI & big data solutions
Managed services

Portfolio

Key clients: 

Enterprise

  1. Top companies in Music, Retail, Pharma and Automotive in Germany

Startups

  1. Companies disrupting Retail, Hospitality, Healthcare and Fashion

https://theleanapps.com/case-studies

Sales App

Mobile App for retailers that help them deliver an exceptional in-store experience and increase revenue.
No queues cash counter

Loyalty Program

Loyalty app allows customers to scan QR codes in-store and get on-the-spot discounts. It is a great way for retailers to capture customer data and understand what they are interested in. The data can be used to created personalised offers.

Customer App

We created a mobile commerce app which can be reused to create a white label app of your brand. Customer could discover new products, chat with sales associates, buy a product, reserve it in-store and also do a self-checkout directly on their phones.

Analytics

Data Analytics in retail is very important to make right decision. We give a 360 degree view of traffic for both online shop and stores, sales on each channel, best selling items, best selling sales people, which channel sells more at what time of the day etc. All this in one place.

This is a style guide for LeanApps Website with a predefined visual design language so as to make the life of designers and developers. It sets up general design principles that dictate the direction of this website. This contains assets which are approved by website design language. Consistent use of these assets helps people easily recognize references to LeanApps and protect our company trademarks.

DeLaRue

To develop an app for the Govt of U.K to Record and securely manage the vital event registration needs via notification, recording registration, and reporting of citizen identity data. The existing app had issues with Data entry.

Offermill

To build an iOS-based coupon app where Retailers or Restaurant could create new Events, Offers, Discounts, and customers can redeem these Offers. App also integrates with iBeacons to recognize the customer in the store and push local store offers.

FlixPOS

FlixPOS is a Web-based POS system developed for one of the leading brands in intercity bus services, FLIXBUS. It is being used to facilitate the sale of tickets at the Flixbus ticket window shops. It offers the sale of bus services along with POS management.

INFINIA Instant Checkout

To build an iOS and Android app to incentivize loyal customers with an instant checkout app as part of the brand app. Further, customers will also be able to access store after they are closed. In essence, all stores can potentially be 24 hours open without any sales staff.

Procter & Gamble

The consumer goods company has their own e-commerce site but they also sell through various other retailers and marketplaces. The product information and related data such as product safety information, marketing content, and images are ingested from various sources.

Allianz - Pet Tracker

To build an iOS app that can get the location of a GPS collar and pin point the location of the pet and path it took to reach there. It calculates how healthy the dog is based on its movement and informs the owner if it leaves the safe zone.

KRA-MIS

For a lot of organizations, their employee-related decisions are driven by their gut instincts, not by data. The main requirement of this project was collecting the data for all the employees depending on the four key performance indicators which are Quality, Quantity, Time and Cost.

Netgem & Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT) is launching their IPTV platform. For that, they chose Netgem (from France) as their Set Top Box (STB) vendor. SLT wanted to build some custom apps on Netgem STB to increase their revenue and decrease their operational costs.

Evivecare

An android tablet app for patients which will allow them to do different speaking exercises. This app will use Google text to speech and also Speech Recognition to understand what the patient is saying and how well the patient is pronouncing.

Reviews

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POS System Dev for Mobile Retail Company

"This solution has impressed one of the best new companies in Europe."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Mar. 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

A long-term development partner, Lean Apps is developing a POS solution that operates with a single frontend code base and multiple backend bases.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Nürnberg, Germany
Gernot Moetschlmayer
CEO, EverStore
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Lean Apps’ technical acumen and experience complement the internal team in a seamless, effective partnership. Innately capable of identifying priorities and industry trends, they provide a high level of competence at a fair price. They are on the cutting edge of standardized software development. 

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

EverStore develops POS and store inventory management systems for mobile retail platforms. 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Lean Apps?

Lean Apps is helping us build a POS system for FlixBus ticket shops. 

What were your goals for this project?

The goal was to develop the system to run in one custom code base on any mobile device or frontend with several separate backend code bases. 

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

Lean Apps is our long-time exclusive partner for outsourced software development.

Can you go into detail about the services they provided and the scope of the project?

The scope was to build a fully functional MVP that facilitated the sale, exchange, and cancellation of bus tickets while fulfilling all fiscal requirements. Lean Apps completed the UX design, developed a React cross-platform frontend, and provided full Scrum master services. 

What was the team composition?

The team consisted of a UX designer, a frontend designer, and a Scrum master. 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any information that demonstrates the impact that this project has had on your business?

With the combination of our retail competence and Lean Apps’ technological expertise, this solution has impressed one of the best new companies in Europe. Our customer is very satisfied with the FlixBus product, which was delivered on time, within budget, and according to the scope. 

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

The collaboration has been perfect. 

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Lean Apps provides high quality, standardized software development at a fair price.

Are there any areas where they can improve?

No. We actually omitted all Scrum retrospectives and lessons learned to focus more time on product progression. 

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Scheduling challenges were by far on our end. Thankfully, Lean Apps stayed flexible.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They deliver five-star quality. Our customer is fully satisfied and we have no complaints.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I have already done so several times.

Mobile App Dev for Marketing & Sales Agency

"The team is always available and has a fair pricing model."

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

Lean Apps has developed a social networking app to increase brand awareness. The app runs on native Android and iOS platforms and are now available for download.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Nuremberg, Germany
Markus Römer
CEO, Dressandfriends GmbH
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Currently, the app boasts about 150,000 downloads. Lean App’s skilled expertise and commitment to quality drives collaboration. Despite initial logistical challenges, the team now accommodates sudden changes in a flexible manner. Expect strong communication skills and affordable prices.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the co-founder and CEO of Dressandfriends GmbH, a marketing and sales agency.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Lean Apps?

We hired Lean Apps to build a social media mobile application.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Lean Apps worked with our internal team to develop our app on native iOS and Android platforms. Initially, their scrum master went through our processes to create stories, and their CEO provided business development support. They now continue to provide customer support for the apps, and we're currently planning other projects.

What is the team composition?

Narjeet (CEO, Lean Apps) is our primary contact. His team consists of a scrum master as well as iOS and Android development leads. They work directly with our in-house scrum master and project manager.

How did you come to work with Lean Apps?

A mutual acquaintance introduced us to Narjeet when he was living in Nuremberg. Based on the recommendation, I decided to talk to Lean Apps and compare their services to other vendors. Their business development support distinguished them from other agencies with more limited services.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent €150,000 ($172,127 USD).

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in February 2016, and the partnership is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We consider the app successful because it has earned approximately 150,000 downloads. Our ongoing relationship with Lean Apps is good for us as a team.

How did Lean Apps perform from a project management standpoint?

In the beginning, we struggled to set up teams effectively because we had different visions for how to build the product. However, the last six months have been great. Narjeet provides helpful insight for our internal app development resources. Likewise, their scrum master ensures the best quality results. We use Trello, Jira, and Skype to organize the project.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Lean Apps has scaled their team by onboarding skilled resources for app and business development. The team has seamlessly adapted to app functionality changes that we’ve made in response to market demands. They're always available and have a fair pricing model.

Are there any areas they could improve?

We wish they had more offices across Germany. The team primarily communicates in English, which is typical for the IT sector. However, this can deter collaborations with clients that don’t speak the language.

Any advice for potential customers?

Don't plan too much before working with them. If clients are worried, they should talk to Lean Apps directly. Be transparent about your idea during early stages because that will allow them to produce the best results.

4.0
Overall Score
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They successfully accommodate time zone differences to deliver on schedule.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    The costs are fair.
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They’ve done very well.
  • 4.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    Yes, but it is also good to have an internal team.

Mobile App & Prototype Dev for Entrepreneurship Program

"They do a great job of encompassing the lean startup methodology and agile methods."

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

Lean Apps provides front- and backend developers for mobile apps, as well as designers, developers, and project managers to support teams through prototype development projects.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Germany
Jan Kennedy
CEO, Academy for Corporate Entrepreneurship (AfCE)
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The speed of getting products to market increased markedly after Lean Apps was first engaged. Expertise and meticulousness are hallmarks of their work. Their consistent communication, flexibility, and responsiveness justify the investment and make them a valuable partner.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I'm the founder and CEO of the Academy for Corporate Entrepreneurship. We help Fortune 500 companies design and implement entrepreneurship programs to help their teams develop innovative ideas and launch new ventures.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Lean Apps?

One thing we offer is a prototype fund. Our teams sometimes need to develop MVPs to test if their ideas have any merit in the marketplace. We needed a partner to apply design thinking in the lean startup methodology to find out if customers are interested in these solutions.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Lean Apps supplies us with designers, developers, online marketers, and project managers to help us do a number of different kinds of prototypes. We have a lot of different projects where we’re an intermediary, so we pass their services on to our clients.

With one client, for example, we may offer the prototype fund to 5–20 teams going through our corporate entrepreneurship program. They get to tap into Lean Apps for a wide variety of projects. These may include creating a logo; setting up an email domain and web page; launching customer surveys; designing flyers, posters, and brochures; building storyboards, or designing interactive websites and landing pages. Lean Apps also produces videos and design prototypes of clickable apps where the teams can capture interest from potential customers for the solution that they're testing.

For other projects, Lean Apps helps teams going through our incubation phase to build a solution. We offer those team a sprint mentoring approach, coupled with an agile development approach from Lean Apps. They provide front- and backend developers, as well as UX personnel and designers. They work intensively for about six months developing the solution over 12–18 sprints.

Most of these projects are mobile applications that Lean Apps builds using an agile method. They put the app in front of customers to gather feedback, then come back and iterate on the required features. The Lean Apps team is involved more on a daily basis during this phase.

What is the team composition?

My main point of communications is typically the assigned project manager. I also interact with their founder and CEO as well.

How did you come to work with Lean Apps?

We assessed quite a few different vendors from India and across Eastern Europe. After talking to them about our needs, we felt Lean Apps best understood the entrepreneurial mindset. They also had the most agile capabilities and flexibility, which allows for the lean startup process to be applied by the teams in our program.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent €500,000–€1,000,000 (approximately $585,000–$1,170,000 USD).

What is the status of this engagement?

Our work together began in February 2016, and the engagement is ramping up.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Using this methodology, teams can put solutions or new product ideas into the marketplace 2–4 times faster than what would generally be possible, and at a significantly lower cost.

How did Lean Apps perform from a project management standpoint?

Their team is excellent. We’re in close communication on almost a weekly basis. Mainly, we interact through Slack or WhatsApp groups. They also communicate directly with our corporate teams so that they’re in charge of developing the idea from the client point of view. It's a collaborative effort, and they're quite open and flexible.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They do a great job of encompassing the lean startup methodology and agile methods. That's important in terms of overall speed and flexibility.

Are there any areas they could improve?

There’s nothing major that I would highlight. The only suggestion would be to offer more languages. Currently, everything is in English. It would be advantageous if they were able to provide the same services in Spanish, French, and German.

Any advice for potential customers?

Have an open channel of communication. Things can change quickly, so don't rely just on the initial project plan. Be willing to change the approach based on new information that Lean Apps is learning about the solutions. They contribute value by bringing back learnings from their past work.

As a client, you have to be open to accept their feedback and potentially change direction. If you're only interested in sticking to your original plan, you probably shouldn't be working with an agile supplier. There's a big difference between the traditional waterfall method of developing new products and solutions versus the agile, lean startup method. Their value proposition is very much on their lean startup expertise.

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

Digital Training Solution for Online Health Startup

"Through the iterative process, we were able to see immediate results."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
4.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
May 2016 - Sept. 2017
Project summary: 

Using an iterative approach of two-week sprints, Lean Apps developed all technical elements of a digital training solution to help users regain speech.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Berlin, Germany
Gerd Graumann
CEO, Evivecare
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The completed prototype impressed business partners and fostered a full build. Lean Apps is organized and operates well despite time zone differences, making for a successful outsourced engagement. The team’s flexibility and dedicated communication efforts produce a healthy working environment.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am the CEO of Evivecare. We are a startup in the digital health space. Our goal is to help people with speaking disorders regain their speech faster.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Lean Apps?

We were creating a digital training solution to help people practice at home and regain their speech at a faster pace.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Lean Apps took on the entire production of all software elements for our solution. Our project manager, Narjeet, is located in Berlin, as well, and he collaborated with our India-based development team. We set the requirements for each two-week sprint. Narjeet organized the workflow and documentation for the project.

What is the team composition?

In addition to Narjeet, we worked with a scrum master in India, who managed our eight-person development team.

How did you come to work with Lean Apps?

In addition to being a co-founder of Lean Apps, Narjeet is also a co-founder at Evivecare. We discussed the project at a time when we had not yet founded the company. He is experienced as a scrum master and a software developer, so it was a relatively easy decision to team up.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent more than €150,000 ($175,000 USD).

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked together from May 2016 - September 2017.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We developed a functional prototype of the product to communicate our vision to our partners.

How did Lean Apps perform from a project management standpoint?

We made quick progress in implementing our ideas into the project. Through the iterative process, we were able to see immediate results. Unlike normal development processes, we were able to have short-term goals and make changes that could be implemented into the next sprint. We experienced some time zone considerations and inherent communication challenges because of them, but both sides were patient and flexible.

What did you find most impressive about them?

We had the luxury of having Narjeet available in our office, and that allowed us to have fluid communication with the India team.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I understand the intent of keeping the developers in an undisturbed environment, but we would have welcomed some in-sprint communication with that team. On the business end of the team, there was some friction because we could not access the developers.

Any advice for potential customers?

The key to any successful outsourced engagement is strong communication.

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