Mobile and Web Apps Developed Right the First Time

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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 household enterprise brands like DraftKings, Bayer, CREE, and Intel, but also with Raleigh-based startups like Offline Media, Operation 36 Golf, and Silbo, 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

 

 
$10,000+
 
$150 - $199 / hr
 
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  • 310 S Harrington St.
    Raleigh, NC 27603
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Portfolio

Key clients: 
CREE, Draft Kings, Bayer, Intel, Offline, Operation 36, Silbo, MH Corbin, Coworks
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.

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Mobile App Dev for IoT Location Tracker

"They’re on top of everything."

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

Lithios built a native app for an IoT tracking device for kids. They designed the UI/UX using feedback from customers and helped manage the delivery of the hardware.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Raleigh, North Carolina
Brandon Kashani
Founder & CEO, TraKid
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The app is complete and awaiting final tests. The client is especially pleased with Lithios’ user-friendly design work. The team excels at communication, flexibility, and delivering quality work.

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 TraKid. We’re building wearable tracking devices for children, marketing to amusement parks to rent to families. 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Lithios?

Building the mobile app for parents was the first stage.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Lithios helped to design, brainstorm, and develop the app, which is native to Android and iOS. We started with the UI/UX and flow, going through the day-to-day options for parents and parks. They even drove down with us to Virginia to meet with a park client, where we got feedback to make changes before development. 

One of our requirements was that the app needed to communicate well with our backend servers and hardware. A lot of stuff went wrong on the hardware side; the coronavirus delayed delivery from China. Lithios was super flexible and worked really well with us to figure that part out.

What is the team composition?

We work with 6–7 people, including two designers, two developers — one for iOS, one for Android — and the management team. 

How did you come to work with Lithios?

We met a bunch of app companies and got a lot of quotes. I first heard about Lithios from a coworking space. They didn’t offer the cheapest quote, but I liked their personalities and all the questions they were asking. They felt like the right fit, which was very important to me.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent $48,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

The project started in December 2019 and is ongoing. The app has been delivered, but we’re awaiting the hardware to test it fully.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The app has been delivered, but we’re awaiting the hardware to test it fully. We plan to work on a bunch of other stuff in the future with Lithios.

The quality has been excellent. The design phase has been their strongest phase; we’re especially pleased with the look and feel. We have yet to fully test the development side, but everything’s perfect from what we’ve able to test. Lithios is good at taking feedback from us and clients. 

How did Lithios perform from a project management standpoint?

They’re on top of everything. When it comes to scheduling weekly calls, they’re flexible in working around my schedule. Our offices were next door, so it’s become really convenient. Lithios is great at managing all that. 

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their communication impresses me. I’d like to point to quality work, but I don’t know the quality of work for other people that well. For us, they’ve done a great job, though.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I have no negative feedback. I would like if they were cheaper, but they charge industry-standard rates.

Any advice for potential customers?

Go ahead and work with them. I’ve recommended a lot of people to them. I would gladly put myself as a reference for them.

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

IoT App Dev for Light Manufacturer

"When we point a problem or ask for a change, Lithios is always very willing to make it happen."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Oct. 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Lithios built an IoT app for Samsung tablets that controls a lighting system over Wi-Fi. They designed the product based on screenshots supplied by the client, a lighting manufacturer.

The Reviewer
 
201-500 Employees
 
Durham, North Carolina
Bob Rogers
Software Development Manager, Cree Lighting
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The app is almost complete; Lithios has delivered high-quality work to the client’s satisfaction so far. The team responds to messages within half an hour and is willing to work in the client’s office to fix bugs. Their willingness to address problems and suggest improvements stands out.

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 development manager for Cree Lighting, a lighting manufacturer.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Lithios?

We needed a tablet application to control a lighting product. Tablet software is not our expertise, so we found that expertise in Lithios.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We selected a particular Samsung tablet, and Lithios built an app for that tablet that sends messages over Wi-Fi to control a lighting system built by us. 

The control surface allows users to select various lighting features in a room. It can control individual lights or multiple lights and provide a dynamic lighting profile.

We gave Lithios initial screenshots to inform what kind of screens we wanted, but they also offered their ideas for how to implement the solution. 

What is the team composition?

We work with 2–5 people at any one time.

How did you come to work with Lithios?

We found them through word-of-mouth, but I didn’t select them personally: my boss had known from some other place. Plus, we had a connection in our roots: their office is a think-tank for NC State graduates, and it was an NC State graduate that founded our company.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent about $80,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

The project started in October 2018 and is almost done; Lithios is doing one last detail. We may come back and add more functionality, but the original scope is complete.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We had our marketing guys use the new app, and we tweaked a lot based on their input. About 25 of our sales kits have the app and are showing it to customers across the country. We had some stability issues and crashing problems at first, but those are largely resolved now. With everything else, Lithios has made it look easy.

How did Lithios perform from a project management standpoint?
They’ve done very well. We use Slack for communication. Everyone down to an individual worker is highly responsive. Almost always, I get a reply to a question within half an hour if not immediately.

What did you find most impressive about them?

We invited them to our campus to do integration testing – we were unable to provide them with the amount of hardware that they needed to conduct the tests. Those visits were amazing; we fixed an astonishing number of bugs together, and Lithios would often leave after an afternoon with the fixed code in hand. 

I also appreciate the personable nature of everyone I’ve worked with from Lithios. Whether it’s over email, Slack, the phone, or in-person, they’re professional and proactive. When we point a problem or ask for a change, Lithios is always very willing to make it happen. 

Are there any areas they could improve?

They lost one key team member during the process through no fault of their own, and they recovered from that very well. They also have continued to work during the coronavirus and made significant changes to the code while working from home. So, I have nothing negative to say at all.

Any advice for potential customers?

Be willing to listen to their suggestions as they implement your designs. They have ideas that you won’t think of and that will make the product even better.

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

Branding & Web Design for Online Media Company

"Lithios felt like an internal team, rather than an outsourced design team." 

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

Lithios led a short branding process than transitioned into a web redesign. They introduced a modern look and feel, consulting on layout, imagery, and flow.

The Reviewer
 
51- 200 Employees
 
United States
VP of Operations, Online Media Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Initial feedback focuses on the simple, clean design, and internal stakeholders are pleased with Lithios’ ability to integrate company priorities. Their commitment to timelines and communication allowed for smooth collaboration. Customers can expect a deeply engaged, strategic team.

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 VP of operations at a digital media company. We own and operate several websites for different categories of celebrity news, auto, sports, movies, television shows, and more. We have over 30 million monthly readers and almost 200 million page views per month, so we have a large following.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Lithios?

As our company has grown, we’ve developed new websites, which have established our parent company as important for new employees, advertising partners, and industry partners. We needed to create a brand and a website for that parent company.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

There were two main things. The first was a branding exercise around what’s important to our brand. It wasn’t about logos or colors, but about our tone. They asked us who we wanted to be and how we wanted to depict ourselves in the industry. It was a small-time commitment.

The major process was going page-by-page through our website, about 12 pages, including the home page, brand page, team page, benefits, and culture. They helped with the layout, design, flow, and imagery of those pages. We were going to use stock images but they pushed us to hire a photographer. We had a company retreat where we captured images of the team in a professional manner.

Overall, they helped us create a genuine look and feel. They gave the code to our developers, because our developers built the side.

What is the team composition?

Tim (Director, Lithios) was my main point of contact. I also met and interacted with Kassidy (Business Development Analyst, Lithios) and Kyle (Consultant, Lithios). There was also a design resource that worked with Tim.

How did you come to work with Lithios?

Our company is completely remote—all 70 of our employees. I work in a coworking space where Lithios also works. I met them three years ago at happy hours and around the office. I also reached out to four or five other design firms all over the country. I decided to go with Lithios because I liked the examples on their website and the simple yet thoughtful storytelling in their design work. Some of the other companies were more about finding a good outsourced resource than being end-to-end.

How much have you invested with them?

The agreed contract is $14,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

Our contract had two pieces. The first was the website, and that ran from August 2019—December 2019. The other half is to redesign our home page, and that’s ongoing; it started in January 2020.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

It’s only been live for a week and a half, but everyone on my team loves the site. Our writers believe that they really captured our goals for the site. Early readers have also commented that they like the clean, modern design.

How did Lithios perform from a project management standpoint?

They used InVision as the core design tool. We normally use PhotoShop in-house, so this was a great learning experience for us. They set clear turnaround times so we knew if it would take one, two, or three weeks. This way, we were never sitting around and waiting for them. We were able to align our sprint planning with his turnaround time pretty easily. It was all pretty seamless.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They’re really easy to work with and schedule with. They also took feedback easily as well. Tim and the entire team have been very engaging and nice to work with. They listened to our needs and understood our desire to make our writers the forefront of the website. We delivered about three principles we wanted to follow, including who our audience was. They took them into account for all their decisions.

Lithois felt like an internal team, rather than an outsourced design team. It felt similar to when I worked with an in-house designer. They asked about how our business ran and how we made money. Those up-front, strategic questions informed their design, which helped them deliver on both aesthetic and business concepts.

Are there any areas they could improve?

We were surprised when they sent us InVision files at the end, rather than Photoshop or illustrator. I would suggest more clarity upfront about the deliverable format. It only took one email to clarify though, so it didn’t slow us down.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

I would consider that Lithios both designs and builds apps. Our was just straight branding and design.

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

Platform Development for Education Innovation Nonprofit

"Lithios has been flexible, patient, and easy to work with during out process."

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

Lithios developed the second-generation platform for an educational innovation nonprofit, updating the design and UX/UI while introducing new organization and communication features and data analytics.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Raleigh, North Carolina
Morgan Crawford
Finance & Ops. Dir., NC Business Committee for Education
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The newly updated platform provided by Lithios has exceeded all project stakeholder expectations, improving platform aesthetics, streamlining UI/UX and drastically increasing functionality. Their team is effective and communicative, staying flexible and bringing creative expertise to the table.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

Since 1983, the North Carolina Business Committee for Education has operated out of the Office of the Governor as a business-led, education-focused non-profit. NCBCE partners with statewide education departments and organizations to implement experiential projects that create a contextual fabric of understanding of the critical link between the classroom and workforce talent needs. 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Lithios?

Lithios was hired to develop the second version of the Navigator platform.

What were your goals for this project?

To improve the visual look of the site, to make the site more user-friendly, to add data tracking capabilities.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We interviewed several software developers and found Lithios to best meet our needs.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

The platform is designed to connect educators to businesses for work-based learning opportunities. The platform was working but needed a face lift as well as additional features and data tracking capabilities. We also added a data collection component which will be able to capture more data needed for the educators.

What was the team composition?

I am not sure how many people have had their hand in our project. Our lead person is Tim and he has been our main contact person. At different stages of the project we have had weekly or bi-weekly meetings to discuss development needs and make tweaks on the project.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Essentially, we had a bicycle, added a jet pack and we were flying it as a plane. Lithios has helped us make the platform visually more aesthetically pleasing by changing the overall look and more user friendly by reviewing and tweaking the process in how the user engages.

We are almost to relaunch with version 2.0. We'll know more in a few months as to the difference the second version is making. The data collection piece will be critical to the success of the platform.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

Project management was effective. We had open lines of communication. Tim was excellent at explaining the development process and software capabilities to our office as we are accidental software developers.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Lithios has been flexible, patient, and easy to work with during out process. We have brought in various other organizations who they had to work with on this project in order to make the platform perform as needed and they have been able to work with everyone involved.

Are there any areas for improvement?

Nothing comes to mind at the moment.

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

UI/UX Dev & Design for Career Development Company

"The prototype was completed much to my satisfaction."

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

Lithios designed an developed a clickable prototype for an athlete career developemnt company. 

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Durham, North Carolina
Kyle Mumma
Founder & CEO, NextPlay
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Lithios' work was received with positive acclaim from internal and external stakeholders. Customers can expect strong design skills and a team that follows instructions. 

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am the Founder & CEO of NextPlay, a startup that provides career development services to athletics departments. We are a small team of two looking to grow. We are hoping to build a software platform that will make our services scalable and more efficient.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Lithios?

We hired Lithios to create the initial design prototype for our software platform, which will be the backbone of the company moving forward. The prototype will allow us to share our vision with customers and investors as we look to sell more programming and raise money to grow.

What were your goals for this project?

Create a clickable prototype that allows us to more clearly communicate our value and our vision to clients and investors. Ultimately, our software tool will be the most valuable asset of the business, so getting the design right is absolutely critical.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We spoke with a number of different tech dev shops in the Triangle and received quotes from five different companies to build the prototype. Ultimately, Lithios' price was reasonable enough that it neither felt too expensive or questionably low. While many of the other tech dev shops has negative things to say about each other, they all had positive things to say about Lithios. Furthermore, we spoke to some clients of the various tech dev shops and they all felt strongly about Lithios' superior design abilities, which was a key factor in our decision.

Describe the project in detail.

As a non-technical founder, I needed someone to walk me through the entire process of building an InVision prototype. From start to finish, Lithios helped to guide me through exercises that I had never done before from building out user flows to making decisions about specific UI/UX aspects of the prototype. They did a great job of asking the right questions to learn what I wanted to build and to clarify what was possible. When necessary, they suggested possible adjustments or changes to the idea that would make it more feasible from a technical standpoint.

What was the team composition?

I primarily interfaced with two people- a business development employee who was my primary point of contact and then a lead UI/UX designer who would guide me through the actual development of the project. I know that there was also another designer who worked behind the scenes, but he and I did not have much communication during the project.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The prototype was completed much to my satisfaction. It has gotten strong early reviews from potential clients. It is too early to really know what the long-term impact will be, but I am pleased with the output.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

The project management was largely done via email and got better as the project went on. It was a little bit rocky in the early going, but I chalk that up to some personnel changes that happened at Lithios as my project came online. Once we got used to working together and they got more comfortable in their roles, things settled into place.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

The feedback that I got about Lithios in advance of working with them was that their design skills are strong, and they lived up to that reputation.

Are there any areas for improvement?

I do think that having some sort of tool for project management might have been a good idea. At the very least, more consistent and expected communication might be beneficial- for example, a quick email at the end of the week to lay out what was accomplished that week and what will be happening in the upcoming week.

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

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

Clickable Prototype for Blue Collar Recruitment Platform

"They had very quick response rates."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
4.5
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Nov. - Dec. 2019
Project summary: 

Lithios built a clickable prototype of an online recruitment platform, including interfaces for the candidate and employee sides. The prototype would be used for A/B testing with customers.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Raleigh, North Carolina
Richard Camacho
CEO, BlueRecruit
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Lithios completed over 30 slides to demonstrate the UX, staying on schedule and within budget. While it took a bit of time for the team to understand the client's unique recruitment format, they were quick to adapt and respond.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I'm the CEO of BlueRecruit. We are building an online platform to connect America's blue-collar and skilled trade workers to the companies desperate for their talent.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Lithios?

Build a clickable prototype of our candidate and employee interfaces.

What were your goals for this project?

Begin the design process and use the prototype for customer feedback and A/B testing.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

Interviewed multiple local firms. Using only US based employees was a major factor.

Describe the project in detail.

30+ slides to demonstrate the UX for employers and candidates.

What was the team composition?

Sales person, Director and UX deisgner.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

It was done ahead of schedule and within budget.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

It was mostly effective. Our business model is vastly different from traditional hiring formats, and I feel this took difficulty for some members of their team to fully grasp.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

They had very quick response rates.

Are there any areas for improvement?

.

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

MVP Development for a Financial Responsibility Startup

"They were able to accommodate my irregular schedule while sticking to deadlines."

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

Lithios developed an MVP for a FinTech startup. Their team was responsible for creating a strategy, identifying target audiences, and designing and developing the product.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Raleigh, North Carolina
Member Advisor, FinTech Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The final product met the expectations of the internal team. Lithios establishes a smooth workflow to meet the unique needs of the client. Their team is accommodating and talented.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

Fintech company opening the door for opportunity & experience.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Lithios?

Lithios assisted us in research, discovery, and prototyping. Lithios was given a broad concept/idea which needed to be explored further to help develop a clear MVP.

What were your goals for this project?

Project goals were to explore the pain points of a user's financial life and to determine if a product could be built to address these pain points.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

I selected this vendor after previously working with another vendor who was not able to efficiently complete the project.

Describe the project in detail.

  • Create a product strategy
  • Identify possible target markets
  • Identify Product features
  • Identify Product roadmap
  • Interview users
  • Create a product hypothesis
  • Create interview questions
  • Schedule interview meetings and record sessions
  • Explore interview findings
  • Design MVP

What was the team composition?

Worked closely with Tim and Kassidy. Tim assisted with the user experience, design, and product strategy. Kassidy assisted with business development, user research, and product validation.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

Lithios provided excellent flexibility and communication throughout the entire project. They were able to accommodate my irregular schedule while sticking to deadlines.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

I was blown away by how Tim and Kassidy were able to think past the users wants to discover their needs.

Are there any areas for improvement?

None

5.0
Overall Score Excellent company with excellent people.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Flexible
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Fair
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Perfect
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    Easy to work with
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Business Entity
Business Entity Name
Lithios, LLC
Status
Active
Jurisdiction of Formation
North Carolina
Id
1399456
Date of Formation
Sep 5, 2014
Last updated
Jul 14, 2020
Payment & Legal Filings
Bankruptcy
Yes
Tax Lien Filings
0
Judgement Filings
0
Collections Count
0
Last updated
Jul 14, 2020
Client Reviews
VERIFIED CLIENT REVIEWS
10
OVERALL REVIEW RATING
4.9
Source
Clutch
LAST UPDATED
April 24, 2020