Launching big ideas with: startups & enterprises

Superstar developers taking your ideas from zero to launch. We are a passionate, driven and talented team of developers based in Seattle, WA. We work with startups, marketing agencies and enterprise companies to craft and launch big ideas.

 
$10,000+
 
$100 - $149 / hr
 
2 - 9
 Founded
2019
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Seattle, WA
headquarters
  • 11300 3rd ave
    Seattle, WA 98125
    United States

Portfolio

Key clients: 

Preflight Mitigator, Dollar Flight Club, Story Tellers for Change, Protection Home Inspectio, Mercado.soy.

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Mercado.soy

A peer to peer marketplace focused on Latino and Spanish speaking community.
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Dollar Flight Club

Get instant alerts about the world’s cheapest flight deals leaving your home airports.
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Preflight Mitigator Rist Assesment

Aviation's Most Efficient Flight Risk Assessment Tool. The Preflight Mitigator web-app provides flight departments an easy, affordable, and effective way to measure and mitigate flight risk.

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IT Services for Social Impact Consulting Group

"They check in with us continually to ensure our organization is growing."

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

Lunarbyte.io handles IT services for a storytelling company. They audit, provide solutions, and migrate all the partner's business data and automated processes using custom API integrations and Zapier.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Seattle, Washington
Luis Ortega
Founder & CEO, Storytellers for Change LLC
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Lunarbyte.io's efforts have saved significant amounts of time for the partner. The contact form's new design has created an uptick in submissions and website traffic. Their team puts people first and maintains regular check-ins. Effective communication and expertise are hallmarks of their work.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I'm the founder and CEO of Storytellers for Change. I'm the Storyteller in Chief at the organization and I also lead all strategic growth operations.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Lunarbyte.io?

Our business had been running on the same basic business formula for a while. We were seeing steady growth and we were also struggling to keep up with demand.

While we knew there were various tools available to helps us automate a few of our tasks, we found ourselves overwhelmed with the amount of options and we knew we didn't have the in-house technical knowledge to make sure all of this tools were integrated and work seamlessly. In order to scale, we needed to make some changes.

What were your goals for this project?

Automate as many workflows and business processes as possible to free our time to engage with more customers.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We had worked with the founder of Lunarbyte, Francisco, a while back on a different project and we knew he would be a great fit. However, we did reach out to a few different vendors who also offered us competitive pricing and who had great referrals.

At the end of the day we chose Lunarbyte because we they saw our organization's potential, approached our questions with curiosity and empathy, and offered us great and timely solutions.

Describe the project in detail.

Lunarbyte audited all of our existing information technology infrasctructure we had in place as well as all our common business worflows. Came up with solutions for our team to consider and then we made a few choices on how to move forward. Lunarbyte then migrated all business data to the cloud and automated business processes using custom API integrations and Zapier.com.

In addition, Lunarbyte, has also supported various other technical needs we've had. We've decided we will retain Lunarbyte for any ongoing technical needs as we scaled our organization.

What was the team composition?

We had a project manager work with us the whole time. When needed other team members stepped in to provide us with updates.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The new design of our contact form, the integration with Zappier.com and HubSpot, as well as other tools has freed a significant amount of time from our Programs Coordinator.

We've also seen an increase in submissions from potential customers since Lunarbyte updated our contact form. With more time in our hands and an increase in traffic to our website we are already seeing our organization grow and we can plan for how to scale even more.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

Communication is crucial, but you also want the right information at the right time delivered in an effective way. Lunarbyte excelled at this. Lunarbyte also helped us to integrate a project management tool as part of our organization and we utilized this tool for project management as well.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

They are a humans-first, highly efficient company. We will continue working with Lunarbyte because they have the expertise and they check in with us continually to ensure our organization is growing and their exceeding our expectations.

Are there any areas for improvement?

Nope. We are looking forward to continue working with them.

5.0
Overall Score Thank you, Lunarbyte!
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Timely and effective.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Great price point for incredible work.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    High quality all around.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    We've already referred them to a few friends!

Development for Flight Deals Company

"Working with Lunarbyte.io is the easiest part of our day."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
June 2019 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Lunarbyte.io provides development support for a flight deal platform. They’ve architected solutions for its payment processing, transactional issues, and mailing systems. The partnership is ongoing.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Seattle, Washington
COO, Dollar Flight Club
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The client’s business grew over 100% last year — exceeding its goals — thanks to the products that Lunarbyte.io helped develop and launch. The team maintains an organized pipeline for start-and-stop project management. Their flexibility and clear communication make them a valuable 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 COO of Dollar Flight Club. We’re a membership platform that alerts our customers to deals on flights.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Lunarbyte.io?

As a robust bootstrapped company, we lacked the resources to afford an in-house developer. We needed a full-stack engineer who we could turn on or off depending on our needs.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Lunarbyte.io helps with new product development. They created our payment systems, mailing, and deliverability. They’ve also helped with WordPress, which we didn’t hire them for but appreciated their help. Their team makes sure everything is connected and working properly to for our millions of customers

What is the team composition?

We work with 3–4 people. We communicate over Slack every day. 

How did you come to work with Lunarbyte.io?

I used to work with Francisco (Co-Founder & CEO, Lunarbyte.io) at another company about four years ago; he was one of our head engineers. He’s probably the most personable engineer I’ve ever worked with. He’s so ingrained in our business that he or Benjamin (Co-Founder & CTO, Lunarbyte.io) is in our weekly team calls. They’ve bought into our business like it’s their business, which is priceless. 

What is the status of this engagement?

The partnership started in June 2019 and is ongoing. 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We’ve had major product launches that were made 100% possible by Francisco and his team. Thanks to their work, our business grew by more than 100% last year, surpassing major milestones that we wanted to hit. Lunarbyte.io helped us conquer so many issues, like our transactional processes with our payment system, dispute issues from an engineering perspective, and our premium product getting launched. And we’re keeping them around because we have a lot more goals that we want to achieve this year.

How did Lunarbyte.io perform from a project management standpoint?

They’re extremely organized. Everything we do — from proposal to completion — is through Trello. They have all the systems in place on their end for any project we think of doing. That makes things simple and intuitive. Lunarbyte.io also has long-term vision. We have a short list of things we want to do within a given year, and we can turn Lunarbyte.io on when we can afford their services.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their communication and overall attitude stand out to us. Everything they do is delivered well, and they aren’t stressed about the production process. Those are qualities you can’t buy.

Are there any areas they could improve?

In the beginning, they were a small team. They didn’t have the resources to manage multiple clients and were stretching themselves a little thin. It’s not a challenge now — we feel like they have the capacity and resources to scale — so we currently don’t have any issues with them. Working with Lunarbyte.io is the easiest part of our day.

Any advice for potential customers?

If you want good developers who aren’t full-time engineers, find small portions of your project or product improvements and bring them on to test out their abilities.

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 Flight Risk Company

"Lunarbyte.io has given us exactly what we asked for—and even more when it comes to service."

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

Lunarbyte.io developed a web app for a flight risk assessment tool. Using Angular and existing wireframes, they built the app to respond to desktop and mobile browsers. They provided ideas and designs as well.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Phoenix, Arizona
Michael Sidler
Co-Owner, Preflight Mitigator
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The initial version of the app has launched and met the client’s expectations, leading to a continued relationship with Lunarbyte.io. The team goes above and beyond in offering valuable insights to improve the product and processes. Quick responses make for an even smoother workflow.

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-owner of Preflight Mitigator, a product that allows pilots to perform a flight risk assessment.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Lunarbyte.io?

Our product was 70% of the way to its launch, and we needed a backend developer to wrap it up. 

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Lunarbyte.io helped us create a web app using Angular. It’s responsive to both desktop and mobile devices. 

For each feature I request, I provide Lunarbyte.io with the direction, designs, and user flows. However, they sometimes come back with their own flows to explain specific processes, such as how the backend interacts with the frontend, or to discuss ideas for visuals. In other cases, they’ll release a feature to our dev application that I’ll then take over to style the frontend. 

What is the team composition?

Ben (Co-Founder & CTO, Lunarbyte.io) is the one person I consistently stay in touch with daily. Depending on the velocity we need and the availability of their resources, we’ll ask Frank (Co-Founder & CEO, Lunarbyte.io) to step in.

How did you come to work with Lunarbyte.io?

We went through a research process to evaluate different developers and find one we can rely on. When we found Lunarbyte.io, we felt they were the best equipped, given their experience and expertise. They also sold themselves through their thought leadership: they offered better approaches to our ideas instead of just listening to our requests. 

How much have you invested with them?

We spent about $20,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in May 2019, and the first iteration of the app launched in August the same year. We’re still in a working relationship, though.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

It’s a little premature for us to talk about results just yet. However, other companies have expressed interest in integrating our application into theirs. That’s due to the fact that we have a modern build and a team that can provide those services. 

Lunarbyte.io has given us exactly what we asked for—and even more when it comes to service. Their wireframes and thought leadership have help us make critical decisions about the application, and it wasn’t even a requirement from the outset.

How did Lunarbyte.io perform from a project management standpoint?

They’ve done exceptionally well. They constantly communicate—I never have to track them down to find out what’s going on. They respond at all hours of the day, which isn’t a requirement but still something I appreciate. We use Slack, which adds that extra level of accessibility and visibility.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their thought leadership impresses me the most. Lunarbyte.io doesn’t just fill your requests to the letter; they take the time to recommend the best options for the product. It feels like they care about my project like it’s their own, which is really cool.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Honestly, if there were areas to improve, we’d look for someone else. I’m extremely pleased with Lunarbyte.io’s work.

Any advice for potential customers?

One thing I originally did was write out all the user stories I needed in Google Spreadsheets. I used those materials to quote the initial launch. Lunarbyte.io then transferred that to Jira, which has been really helpful for us to track our work together. 

I’d recommend that anyone looking to work with a development shop to think through their user stories and put it in Jira. It’ll make your life a lot easier and let a vendor give you a much more specific quote.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They haven’t missed a deadline yet.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    The service level is priced at the value we received. We’re happy to pay their fees for their expertise and thought leadership.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Lunarbyte.io has built high-quality, well-organized code in the backend. They keep it clean and visible.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I already have recommended them.