Mobile and Web Apps Developed Right the First Time

Founded by a group of passionate NCSU entrepreneurs, Lithios began in 2014 with a mission to create mobile experiences and products that make a strong impact in our community.

As Lithios grew as a company, the team realized the need in the Triangle for a passionate mobile group who understood the importance of quality design, development and creativity to build powerful mobile experiences.

Lithios now works with not only Raleigh-based startups like Offline Media, Operation 36 Golf, and Silbo, but also with household enterprise brands like DraftKings, Bayer, CREE, and Intel, all while being known as the go-to shop for the best mobile and web products for companies in the area.

 

Client Testimony

"They went above and beyond what I've experienced with other service providers—to the point where I felt as if Lithios was actually part of our team, rather than an independent company.”

- CEO of Offline Media

“Whether you need an MVP, Full lifecycle development or help filling gaps in your development team, Lithios has the options for you. Working with the team at Lithios is a pleasure. They deliver time and time again a top notch experience.”

- CTO of Silbo

 

Service Offerings

 
$10,000+
 
$150 - $199 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2014
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Raleigh, NC
headquarters
  • 310 S Harrington St.
    Raleigh, NC 27603
    United States

Portfolio

Key clients: 

CREE,

Draft Kings,

Bayer,

Intel,

Offline,

Operation 36,

Silbo,

MH Corbin,

Coworks

DraftKings

DraftKings, a cross platform experience for NFL Daily Fantasy Sports, is the smartest and fastest way to draft. Users join contests and develop a team according to players’ salary valuations, which stem from historical accomplishments. Player data and ratings are aggregated in order to facilitate a seamless crafting process for your successful Daily Fantasy Sports roster. You have the ability to see how each player affects the

team, but also be strategic in how you draft with the constraint of a $50,000 salary cap for a cash or tournament experience.

Silbo

75% of North American families with children have at least one playing organized sports and almost all of those have referees. The Silbo mobile app is a platform built to connect referees with those games. Using a Uber-like reservation system, referees can claim spots to upcoming games and get paid out through the app. Lithios built the mobile app from the ground up using modern mobile frameworks with integrations into Stripe

payment platform and Auth0’s authentication ecosystem. Using this app, the Silbo team raised $1.3 million to continue serving this scalable industry.

Operation 36

The Op36 mobile and web platform is the most robust golfer improvement application on the market. Our robust web dashboard allows coaches to manage their golfers like never before and gives access to a wealth of advanced stats and player management tools. The custom Android and iOS apps allow golfers to engage with the golf community, log their rounds and practices, and watch custom video content to guide them through their

golfer journey. Learning the game of golf has never been easier.

Offline

Discovering events and places in your city couldn’t be easier. When building Offline, the Lithios team worked with the Offline team to make sure every detail was accounted for. Users sign in through the app with Facebook and are instantly taken to a gorgeous feed of curated events in your city. Search through a plethora of filter options to find exactly what you’re interested in (lunch spots, cheap dates, running trails),

bookmark or plan the event with calendar integration, and then upload a photo to “check-off” the experience and add it to your list of accomplishments.

Coworks

Coworking spaces are the future of workplace. We built a smart and engaging platform for Owners and Managers of these spaces to efficiently and intuitively manage their members by using automated billing, room booking management, event rental components, and native member-focused mobile applications. As coworking members ourselves, we understood the pain points that members experience and were able to cultivate an experience

that solves the pain points of running and operating as well as working at a coworking space.

Intel Drone Platform

Intel is addressing critical steps of the drone workflow to accelerate the path from accurate data to actionable insights. And now, their newest product will help harness this data to unlock business value. Lithios helped design and develop a drone data visualization and diagnostics platform to perform actions on data in advanced ways. Available for select enterprise customers, the cloud-based platform will help drive

unprecedented scale for commercial drones.

Bayer

Often times mood can be an early indicator of a physical or psychological ailments and side effects to medication and drugs. The innovation team at Bayer worked hand in hand with Lithios and the team at DxLabs to design and build a native iOS application designed to make tracking mood seamless and easy. We’ve built a custom mood tracker that simply requires the user to open the app and talk about their day. We use live facial

recognition and audio tracking to read-between-the-lines and decipher meaning into what your body is saying. Coupled with a custom pain intensity tracker, we can analyze the facial and audio data to produce a daily mood report and summary. Finally, this is logged in a custom emoji-based calendar so you can quickly scroll through your history of moods.

Reviews

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Mobile App Dev for Software Technology Company

"Lithios was able to meet our somewhat ridiculous deadline of only two-and-a-half weeks."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Jul. 2019
Project summary: 

Lithios developed and designed a proof of concept of a mobile app for both iOS and Android. Key features included responsive animation.

The Reviewer
 
201-500 Employees
 
United States
Software Technology Manager, Software Technology Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Internal feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. Lithios' responsiveness and ability to turn constructive feedback into implementable, on-time deliverables were hallmarks of their work. The team’s use of state-of-the-art tools set them up for potential future 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 software technology manager for a company that provides hardware and software technology to different market segments. 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Lithios? 

We were developing an app. We had an idea of the functionality but we needed to hire an external resource to design the actual workflow and UX/UI. 

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement? 

Lithios built a proof of concept (PoC) of the app rather than an actual finalized product. The designer was literally in a room with us going over ideas on a whiteboard. The PoC was built for both iOS and Android, using those technology stacks. 

What is the team composition? 

We worked with Tim (Senior Design Manager, Lithios). 

How did you come to work with Lithios?

I wanted to find a resource that was near my location. I did a Google search for mid-price UX/UI designers. I interviewed several companies and most fell within our budget. When I reviewed their website and had an initial call with them, Lithios’ ideas felt really fresh and cutting edge. That's what I wanted for this app. 

How much have you invested with them?

We spent less than $10,000.

What is the status of this engagement? 

The project took place in July 2019.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Lithios did an excellent job. The deliverables they provided to our developers used state-of-the-art tools. Using the latest technology available allowed the PoC to seamlessly integrate with the development environment. 

Members of my team were impressed by Lithios’ use of responsive animation. In other words, the animation responded programmatically each time the app carries out a particular function.  So wasn't just a story animation. The animation actually interacted with the functionality of the app.

How did Lithios perform from a project management standpoint? 

They were excellent. This was an extremely fast turnaround. Lithios was able to meet our somewhat ridiculous deadline of only two-and-a-half weeks. It was completed on time, which was important. 

What did you find most impressive about them? 

Their accessibility was super. It was crucial that they were local and available after regular business hours because of the tight time frame. Tim’s skill was definitely top notch. We will 100% use Lithios again in the future.

Are there any areas they could improve? 

No. Given the timeline, it's hard for me to say anything negative. 

Do you have any advice for potential customers? 

Have all the information available upfront in regards to what you want them to accomplish. Be as clear as possible so that they can create a design that meets your needs. That way you don't slip something in at the eleventh hour that requires changes to the design. We learned that the hard way, but they were very flexible.

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 a Marketplace for Refs & Leagues

"Lithios was able to get a high-fidelity MVP out the door within six weeks."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
2017
Project summary: 

Lithios built the mobile app component to connect to an already-built API for a two-sided sports marketplace. The team designed and developed the application using React Native. They also helped with updates.

The Reviewer
 
Raleigh, North Carolina
Paul Dorney
CTO, Silbo
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

External feedback on the speed and usability of the mobile app has been positive. Lithios is full of communicative and professional developers. Their team is readily available, taking scope changes in stride. They’re dedicated to delivering high-quality products for their 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’m the CTO of Silbo. We’re a curated marketplace that connects sports officials to games.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Lithios?

We were a new startup with a small development team. We built the API of the two-sided marketplace and needed help in making the mobile application for officials.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Since Lithios is local, we would meet with them for pre-sprint meetings where we had our ideas drawn up on a board. They took what we had, assisting our team through the design and implementation of a mobile app. Their team developed a React Native mobile app in conjunction with our designs connected to the API we built.

What is the team composition?

DeShawn (CEO & Founder, Lithios) was my main point of contact. During the life cycle of the project, we worked with a designer and two to three developers.

How did you come to work with Lithios?

Lithios is well-known in our area, and we heard great things about them through the startup community. One of my co-founders saw them speak at an NC State entrepreneurial presentation. We met with different companies, but after talking to Lithios, we saw that they stood out. We were impressed with their ability to understand the scope. They were straight to the point, delivering detailed project plans with a projected timeframe. I felt confident in their capabilities.

How much have you invested with them?

The project cost under $30,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

Our engagement took place in 2017. In the span of six to eight weeks, we went from initial meeting to beta testing. We worked with Lithios for another few months on refining and updating.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Lithios was able to get a high-fidelity MVP out the door within six weeks. We’ve received excellent feedback from users on the speed, slickness, and usability of the mobile app. That is a testament to Lithios’ design skills and ability to take our ideas that put them together.

How did Lithios perform from a project management standpoint?

Their project management style was excellent. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking to take their current project to the next level or building their project from the beginning. Working with Lithios’ professional team is easy. Their team scopes out all of their work effectively.

What did you find most impressive about them?

I think their design team is impressive. We plan on using them again for our website redesign this year. Their team’s active communication made them always available for ideas and open to changes. They deliver fast turnarounds from idea generation and design before jumping into coding.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I’ve noticed during the times I’ve worked with them that they’ve gotten better at timeline projections. Every development project has shifting timelines.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Hire them. You find any team more dedicated to your success. All of their customers would agree. Lithios is wholly invested in taking creations from their clients’ heads to their hands as a mobile or web product. Give them a shot because you won’t regret it.

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 Media Startup

"We worked out any challenges side-by-side."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Nov. 2014 - June 2015
Project summary: 

Lithios took the lead on the development of a native iOS app that serves as a platform for connecting people offline. They built it through a series of iterations and produced top-notch work.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Raleigh, North Carolina
David Shaner
CEO, Offline Media, Inc
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

In only a few months after launching, the app attained 100,000 downloads and is now one of the most popular apps in the area. Their consistent communication, startup approach, and desire to go above and beyond their duty makes them an amazing partner that delivers quality results.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m the CEO of Offline Media, one of the fastest growing local media companies for millennials in the US.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Lithios?

It was critical for our company to develop a quality, native iOS application that would service our most active audience, so we hired Lithios for the task.

What were your goals for this project?

Our priorities were iterative speed, communication, and hustle. We’re a lean startup and wanted to collaborate with a company that shared our hunger and passion for building quality products and doing whatever it takes to deliver.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

Lithios' CEO quickly replied to an outreach email with a personalized touch.

Describe the project in detail.

We took the lead on UX and design, and shared the product management work; Lithios took the lead on development. We worked in iterative cycles to deliver a very, very detailed iOS application that serviced 100,000 downloads within a few months.

What was the team composition?

Their CEO took the product lead and was supported by several engineers.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Our app is the most popular and downloaded the locally-built app in the Raleigh-Durham area. We have a consistent five-star rating in the App Store.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

Communication was open and continuous. We worked out any challenges side-by-side.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Their hustle and startup mentality was amazing, as well as their willingness to go the extra mile to deliver.

Are there any areas for improvement?

We worked with Lithios when they were a much younger company so my constructive feedback would’ve mostly been about experience, which it seems they are addressing as they grow.

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